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Witchcraft live in Haugesund, Norway 2012, photo special

After a five year break,  Witchcraft(from Sweden) have released Legend, their fourth studio album and first for Nuclear Blast. Before their production style and sound was compared to the sound that made American bands like Blue Cheer so recognizable (“loudest band in the world” 60s) The new record sound much more up to date, it sounds great.

Thursday night they played in Haugesund (at Jimmy Legs), it was my first show seeing Witchcraft. What a great band! They mix modern hard rock with Sabbath-style doom metal and Roky Erickson psychedelia (and a bit grunge ala Soundgarden), the singer/band leader Magnus Pelander is fantastic. At times he seems to not know what to do with his hands, and I understand that this is his first album not playing the guitar.

When asked by About.com if it was strange not playing guitar he said:
“No, it is more of a relief not to have a guitar strap around your neck.”


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Look out for: Yuma Sun

I saw Yuma Sun on a small stage last Thrursday, they were good. They’re a very promising band. A bit rough around the edges, as expected from a young/new band, but very playful and very exciting. They have a vision and they are on their way.

They call their music “prairie rock”, and they fit the bill. It’s not country rock in The Eagles vein, but more a StanRidgeway/Wall of Voodoo (but without the 80s snaredrum sounds) twangy italian western influence. With an emphasis on the rock part.

They are right now in the middle of a release tour for their album, Romanza. Go see them if you can. 

Yuma Sun are: 

  Jaran Hereid – Akustisk gitar & vokal
Bjørn Ognøy – Baritongitar
Andreas Dyraas – Trommer
Jonas Konrad Knudsen – Bass
Espen Lund – Gitar

 My favourite from the new record is the opening track Another Day:

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Today: The Rolling Stones released – “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! …” in 1970

 

“I have no doubt that it’s the best rock concert ever put on record.”
~Lester Bangs

From Wikipedia:

Released 4 September 1970
Recorded 26 November 1969, Baltimore,Maryland, United States and 27–28 November 1969, New York City, New York, United States
January–February 1970 (vocal overdubs)
Genre Hard rock, blues-rock
Length 47:36
Language English
Label London (US), Decca (UK)
Producer The Rolling StonesGlyn Johns

Many, including The Rolling Stones, consider this their first official full-length live release, despite the appearance of the US-only Got Live If You Want It! in 1966 as a contractual obligation product. One reason for releasing a live album was to counter the release of the Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be bootleg recording of an Oakland performance on the same tour, a recording which was even reviewed in Rolling Stone magazine.

Having not toured since April 1967, The Rolling Stones were eager to hit the road by 1969. With their two most recent albums, Beggars Banquet and Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) being highly praised, audiences were anticipating their live return. Their 1969 American Tour‘s trek during November into December, with Terry ReidB.B. King (replaced on some dates by Chuck Berry) and Ike and Tina Turner as supporting acts, played to packed houses. The tour was the first for Mick Taylor with the Stones, having replaced Brian Jones shortly before Jones’ death in July; the performances prominently showcased the guitar interplay of Taylor with Keith Richards.

The performances captured for this release were recorded on 27–28 November 1969 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, while “Love in Vain” was recorded in Baltimore, Maryland on 26 November 1969. Overdubbing was undertaken during January and February 1970 in London’s Olympic Studios. No instruments were overdubbed, although on bootlegs, examples are known of Richards trying out different guitar parts (e.g. a guitar solo on “Jumpin’ Jack Flash“). The finished product featured new lead vocals on half the tracks, and added backing vocals by Richards on several others.

The title of the album was adapted from the song “Get Yer Yas Yas Out” by Blind Boy Fuller. The phrase used in Fuller’s song was “get your yas yas out the door”.

Review of the “40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set” from Sean Murphy – popmatters.com:

Best live album ever? Who cares. What is beyond dispute is that 1970’s Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out is certainly the best live album the Rolling Stones ever recorded. And here we are, 40 years after the concerts took place in NYC at Madison Square Garden. World’s Greatest Band + World’s Greatest Stage = Deluxe Box Set! What are we looking at here? The original, remastered album? Check. Six unreleased tracks? Check. Bonus disc of opening acts B.B. King and Ike & Tina Turner? Check. Bonus DVD mixing live songs and offstage antics? Check. Obligatory booklet with critical essays and never-before seen photos? Check. Caveat emptor: for anyone thinking of shelling out $40-to-$60, be warned that the extra Stones material and the DVD are both less than 30 minutes in length. For Stones enthusiasts, this newly unearthed bounty is essential and price should be no object.     ...read more

 

Track listing:

Side one
1. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (November 27, 1969: Madison Square Garden, New York City) 4:02
2. “Carol” (Chuck Berry) – (November 28, 1969: MSG (first show)) 3:47
3. “Stray Cat Blues” (November 28, 1969: MSG (first show)) 3:41
4. “Love in Vain” (Robert Johnson†) – (November 26, 1969: Civic Center, Baltimore) 4:57
5. “Midnight Rambler” (November 28, 1969: MSG (second show)) 9:05

Side two
6. “Sympathy for the Devil” (November 28, 1969: MSGarden (first show)) 6:52
7. “Live with Me” (November 28, 1969: MSG (second show)) 3:03
8. “Little Queenie” (Chuck Berry) – (November 28, 1969: MSG (first show)) 4:33
9. “Honky Tonk Women” (November 27, 1969: MSG) 3:35
10. “Street Fighting Man” (November 28, 1969: MSG (first show)) 4:03

Personnel:

The Rolling Stones
Additional personnel

 Jumpin’ Jack Flash @ Madison Square Garden, NYC – 1969:

 O Carol – same show:

Album of the day @ JV – “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert” (1970):

Other September-04:

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Bruce Springsteen summer 2012 concerts – Playlist

Based on setlists from all “Wrecking Ball Tour” shows, and considering the latest trends, I’ve put up a list of songs and their estimated probability to get played in the coming concerts. I’ve also created a spotify playlist.

This is off course estimates and Bruce alters his setlist for every concert. But some songs have been played in every concert this tour thus far, and many have gotten relative many plays. My aim is to hit over 80% on the 2 coming show in Bergen, Norway (July 23/24).

  • I will limit my playlist to 35 songs, and the list might change on every update.
  • playlist expanded to include 46 songs – on july 20
  • playlist expanded to include 47 songs – on july 22
  • I will update after each show

Check JV’s posts about the concerts in Bergen:

Bergen Concert 1 – July 23

Bergen Concert 2 – July 24

Update12 – July 26

Numbers not updated… only setlist score. Bergen concerts were my goal. No updates will follow. We have to focus on the upcoming “øyafestivalen” in Oslo in 1,5 weeks 🙂 Both JV’s will attend all 4 days.

  • July 23 / Bergenhus Festning-Koengen / Bergen, NORWAY
  • 29 Songs
  • Setlist/playlist score – 21/29 – ~72%
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  • July 24 / Bergenhus Festning-Koengen / Bergen, NORWAY
  • 31 Songs
  • Setlist/playlist score – 20/31 – ~65%

 

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in parenthesis – the number of plays from july 4 Paris & onward…

~100% certain:
  • Wrecking Ball     (10/10)
  • Death to My Hometown     (10/10)
  • My City of Ruins     (10/10)
  • Waitin’ on a Sunny Day     (10/10)
  • Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out     (9/10)
~90% certain:
  • Badlands     (9/10)
  • We Take Care of Our Own     (9/10)
  • Jack of All Trades     (8/10)
  • Born To Run     (10/10)
  • Dancing In The Dark     (10/10)
  • The Rising     (9/10)
  • We Are Alive     (8/10)
  • Spirit In The Night  (10/10)
  • The River  (8/10)
  • Land of Hope and Dreams     (10/10)
  • Born In The U.S.A.   (9/10)
  • Working on the Highway    (8/10)
~50-80% certain:
  • Glory Days     (6/10)
  • Out In The Street     (5/10)
  • Because the Night     (7/10)
  • Shackled and Drawn     (6/10)
  • Seven Nights To Rock      (6/10)
  • Twist & Shout     (7/10) 
Fair Chance:
  • Thunder Road     (3/10)
  • The Promised Land     (4/10)
  • Two Hearts     (4/10)
  • No Surrender       (4/10)
  • Easy Money    (4/10)
  • Darlington County      (4/10)
  • Raise Your Hand     (4/10)
  • The Ties That Bind    (3/10)
  • Johnny 99  (4/10)
  • She’s the One     (3/10)
  • The Ghost of Tom Joad     (2/10)
  • Hungry Heart      (3/10)
  • American Land   (3/10)
  • This Hard Land  (2/10)
  • Empty Sky  (2/10)
  • Apollo Medley     (2/10)
  • The E Street Shuffle    (2/10)
  • Prove It All Night    (3/10)
  • Darkness On The Edge of Town     (2/10)
  • Youngstown     (1/10)
  • Atlantic City      (2/10)
  • Trapped     (2/10)
  • Rocky Ground    (2/10)
  • Bobby Jean ( 2/10)
  • Something in the Night (2/10)
… and there will always be surprises and the odd “tour premier”.

Check out the facts: Wrecking Ball Tour stats

Spotify playlist:

Here is a gem… The full Milano (june 7) concert from youtube:

 

For setlists & comments – European leg part2:

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Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball tour – song statistics

Wikipedia -> Wrecking Ball Tour

JV will be attending 3 shows of Bruce’s Wrecking Ball Tour (the 3 shows in Norway). Setlist statistics are an important part of our warm-up to such important  concerts.

We will update this post regularly…

Update July 22

check playlist post for comments:

Bruce Springsteen summer 2012 concerts – Playlist

 

In the list right now… some songs are [Bold], which means “new” & HOT (frequent played since Europe leg started)

 

Songs based on the 50 first shows (Apollo & Austin included):

  • Wrecking Ball     50
  • Death to My Hometown     50
  • My City of Ruins     50
  • Waitin’ on a Sunny Day    50
  • Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out     49
  • Dancing In The Dark     49
  • We Take Care of Our Own    48
  • Born To Run     48
  • Jack of All Trades     46
  • The Rising     46
  • We Are Alive     44
  • Badlands     43
  • Land of Hope and Dreams     36
  • Shackled and Drawn     33
  • Rocky Ground     34
  • The Promised Land     32
  • Thunder Road     29
  • Apollo Medley     27
  • Spirit In The Night    26
  • Out In The Street     23
  • The River    24
  • Born In The U.S.A.    24
  • Working on the Highway     21
  • Because the Night     20
  • Lonesome Day     19
  • She’s the One      18
  • Easy Money     17
  • The E Street Shuffle    15
  • No Surrender     16
  • Prove It All Night 15
    (2 times w/78 intro)
  • Johnny 99     15
  • Hungry Heart     14
  • Trapped     12
  • The Ties That Bind     12
  • Seven Nights To Rock     12
  • Glory Days     13
  • Bobby Jean    11
  • Twist & Shout     11
  • Youngstown     10
  • American Skin (41 Shots)     9
  • Darlington County     9
  • Candy’s Room     9
  • Murder Incorporated     8
  • Two Hearts     8
  • Atlantic City     7
  • Darkness On The Edge of Town     6
  • Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?     6
  • Backstreets     6
  • Racing in the Street     6
  • Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)     6
  • American Land     6
  • Seeds     5
  • Raise Your Hand     6
  • The Ghost of Tom Joad     5
    (1 solo acoustic)
  • Thundercrack     4
  • Talk to Me     4
  • Radio Nowhere    4
  • Downbound Train     4
  • Save My Love     4
  • The Promise     5
  • Adam Raised a Cain    4
  • My Love Will Not Let You Down     4
  • Point Blank     3
  • Ramrod     3
  • Night     4
  • Cadillac Ranch     3
  • Something In The Night     3
  • Jackson Cage     3
  • Empty Sky     2
  • Seaside Bar Song     2
  • Kitty’s Back     2
  • I’m on Fire    2
  • You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)     2
  • Be True     2
  • Who’ll Stop The Rain     2
  • Incident on 57th Street     2
  • I’m Goin’ Down     2
  • Growin’ Up     2
  • Rendezvous     2
  • This Hard Land     2
  • Mansion on the Hill
  • The Way You Do The Things You Do / 634 Medley
  • I Ain’t Got No Home
  • The Harder They Come
  • Time Will Tell
  • Many Rivers To Cross
  • We Gotta Get Out of This Place
  • This Land Is Your Land
  • Streets of Philadelphia
  • So Young and In Love
  • Lion’s Den
  • Mountain Of Love
  • Janey Don’t You Lose Heart
  • Light of Day (including You Can’t Sit Down)
  • California Sun
  • How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?
  • O Mary Don’t You Weep
  • Pay Me My Money Down
  • Something You Got (with Dr. John)
  • Bishop Danced
  • It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City
  • The Weight
  • Summertime Blues
  • Sherry Darling
  • Spanish Eyes
  • Fire
  • 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
  • Independence Day (solo piano)
  • 96 Tears
  • When I Leave Berlin
  • Burning Love
  • Don’t Look Back
  • Working on a Dream
  • If I Should Fall Behind (solo piano)
  • Loose Ends
  • Tougher Than the Rest (solo piano)
  • Take ‘Em As They Come
  • My Hometown
  • I Fought The Law
  • I’m a Rocker
  • For You (Solo acoustic)    2
  • Honky Tonk Woman     2
  • I Saw Her Standing There (with Sir Paul McCartney)