Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Rage Against The Machine: The Battle Of Mexico City

The Battle Of Mexico City is a live performance by Rage Against The Machine from the Mexico City Sports Pavillion on October 28th 1999.

This is a audio rip from the DVD of the same name but this version has had the interview segments edited out.

01 - Testify
02 - Guerrilla Radio
03 - People Of The Sun
04 - Calm Like A Bomb
05 - Sleep Now In The Fire
06 - Born Of A Broken Man
07 - Bombtrack
08 - Know Your Enemy
09 - No Shelter
10 - War Within A Breath
11 - Bulls On Parade
12 - Killing In The Name Of
13 - Zapata's Blood
14 - Freedom

Password: RageMexico

Monday, 11 November 2013

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: XFM Legends Warchild

Noel Gallagher performs an unplugged set, broadcast on XFM on the 14th of August 2012 at Dingwalls in Camden London, as a benefit gig for Warchild.

This performance was recorded from the live stream on the XFM website. The great artwork was made by JohnLiam on

01. Intro
02. (It's Good) To Be Free
03. Talk Tonight
04. If I Had a Gun...
05. Supersonic
06. Wonderwall
07. Whatever
08. AKA... What a Life!
09. D'Yer Wanna Be a Spaceman?
10. Half the World Away
11. Angel Child - Preview Below
12. Don't Look Back In Anger

Bonus Track:
13. Alone On The Rope (Live at the Royal Albert Hall 23.03.13)

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Buffalo Tom: Live At The Loft (NHPR Session)

Buffalo Tom live at the Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH for the "Live At The Loft" show, hosted by Bob Lord and broadcast live by New Hampshire Public Radio on 2nd April 2011. An Unplugged performance which clocks in at just under an hour and contains a varity of songs from their back catalogue including a cover of New Order's "Age Of Consent".

01 - "Intro"
02 - Tree House
03 - Arise Watch
04 - Shes Not Your Thing
05 - Larry
06 - "Interview"
07 - I'm Allowed
08 - Kitchen Door
09 - Taillights Fade
10 - "Interview"
11 - Late At Night
12 - Guilty Girls
13 - Tangerine
14 - "Interview"
15 - Frozen Lake
16 - Age Of Consent
17 - "Requests"
18 - You'll Never Catch Him/"Sign Off"
19 - Crutch (Live at the Somerville Theate, 06.11.07)

Sunday, 27 October 2013

The Smiths: BBC Sessions (1983 - 1986)

Cover Star: Colin Campbell in "The Leather Boys" TREON012
This is a collection of BBC Sessions from The Smiths that are not available on the albums "Hatful Of Hollow" (1984) or "Louder Than Bombs" (1987).

01. Miserable Lie (Peel Session 31.5.83)
02. Wonderful Woman (Jensen Session 4.7.83)
03. Pretty Girls Make Graves (Jensen Session 5.9.83)
04. Reel Around The Fountain (Jensen Session 5.9.83)
05. I Don't Owe You Anything (Jensen Session 5.9.83)
06. Nowhere Fast (Peel Session 8.8.84)*
07. Rusholme Ruffians (Peel Session 8.8.84)*
08. How Soon Is Now (Peel Session 8.8.84)*
09. William, It Was Really Nothing (Peel Session 8.8.84)*
10. Half A Person (Peel Session, 17.12.86)*
11. London (Peel Session 17.12.86)*
12. Bigmouth Strikes Again (The Old Grey Whistle Test 20.05.86)
* Taken from the Extra Track (and a tacky badge) remaster project by

"Hatful Of Hollow" contains the session tracks:

What Difference Does It Make? (John Peel Session 18.5.83)
These Things Take Time (David Jensen Session 26.6.83)
This Charming Man (John Peel Session 14.9.83)
Handsome Devil (John Peel Session 18.5.83)
Still Ill (John Peel Session 14.9.83)
This Night Has Opened My Eyes (John Peel Session 14.9.83)
You've Got Everything Now (David Jensen Session 26.6.83)
Accept Yourself (David Jensen Session 25.8.83)
Back To The Old House (John Peel Session 14.9.83)
Reel Around the Fountain (John Peel Session 5.18.83)

 "Louder Than Bombs" contains the session tracks:

Is It Really So Strange? (John Peel Session 17.12..86)
Sweet And Tender Hooligan (John Peel Session 17.12.86)
*This Night Has Opened My Eyes (John Peel Session 14.9.83) 
*Taken from "Hatful Of Hollow"

Thursday, 3 October 2013

CAST: The Quarwood Studios Demo Tape

CAST formed in 1992 by John Power and Peter Wilkinson after Power left The La's and Wilkinson's former band Shack had split. Following early line-ups with different guitarists and drummers, Liam "Skin" Tyson and Keith O'Neill joined Cast in 1993.

After leaving as the bass player of The La's in December of '91 John Power began to search for an outlet for his own material and form a new band. Having switched from bass to rhythm guitar whilst residing at Bruckley House (a near derelict squat in Mossley Hill) Power began jamming with friends and with an ever changing line up began to form Cast. The first addition to the band was ex-Shack bassist Peter Wilkinson who had seen Power performing acoustically at a free festival in Liverpool, and who Power had seen around town. Embryonic lineups of the band, featuring several guitarists including Ged Malley, ex-La's members Barry Sutton and Cammy and drummer Russell Brady started gigging in mid 1992. Power would later state that he was never happy with these lineups. Unhappy with the band and the demos recorded with Who sound engineer Bob Pridden, he split the band up and extricated himself from his Go! Discs contract in Summer 1993, with whom he was still signed to following his departure from The La's and set about forming a new lineup with Wilkinson.

The 1992 lineup of CAST

The band's debut album All Change, released October 1995 was produced by John Leckie who had previously worked with The Stone Roses and The Verve and had also previously worked with Power in The La's. The album shot to No. 7 in the UK charts, reaching double platinum and went on to become the fastest selling debut album in the history of the Polydor label, outselling the likes of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who and The Jam.

In 2010 a deluxe edition of All Change was released which featured a remastered version of the album plus rarities, B-sides, demos and live tracks. Amongst these demos were 3 tracks from the Bruckley House Cassette (recorded in 1991 while John was still with The La's) and 3 tracks from the Quarwood Studios demo tape which was produced by Bob Pridden.

A few years ago while searching online for various bootlegs I stumbled across the Quarwood Studios demo tape (although at the time I had no idea what it was) on a foreign website which, sadly, no longer exists. There were lots of bootlegs on this site but almost all of the links were dead. Lucky the Cast one wasn't.
I have no idea of the original track order or even if this is the complete tape but there are 18 tracks including 7 songs that would eventually make it on to the album All Change,  8 songs that would become b-sides and 3 songs that would never be released at all.

01 - Alright
02 - Sandstorm
03 - Mankind
04 - Four Walls
05 - Finetime
06 - Two Of A Kind
07 - Walkaway
08 - Meet Me
09 - Follow Me Down
10 - For So Long
11 - Between The Eyes
12 - Touch The Sky
13 - Mother
14 - Better Man
15 - Fulfill
16 - Hourglass
17 - Up To Me
18 - State Of Mind

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Oasis: Live at Maida Vale 93/94

Check out the update on this mix tape HERE

Two classic performances from Oasis live from Maida Vale Studios from 1993 and 1994.


BBC Radio 1. The Evening Session. Recorded: not known
Broadcast: 22nd December 1993
01 - Cigarettes and Alcohol
02 - Shakermaker
03 - Bring It On Down
04 - Up In The Sky (Acoustic)
05 - Supersonic (Acoustic)
06 - Married With Children (Acoustic)

BBC Radio 1. The Evening Session. Recorded: 14th December 1994 (Preview Below)
Broadcast: 15th December 1994
07 - It’s Good To Be Free
08 - Married With Children
09 - Sad Song (Acoustic)
10 - Talk Tonight (Acoustic)
11 - Whatever
12 - I Am The Walrus

Bonus Tracks: MTV Most Wanted, 18th August 1994
Recorded at Camden Studios, London

13 - Whatever (Acoustic)
14 - Live Forever (Acoustic)


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Paul Weller: The Heat Of The Moment

The Heat Of The Moment is a collection of live tracks, acoustic sessions and rarities from Paul Weller.

 Live on Later...With Jools Holland
01 - Will It Go Round In Circles (31.12.96)
02 - You Do Something To Me (23.02.96)
03 - Sweet Pea, My Sweet Pea (15.04.00)
04 - Push It Along (20.05.08)

 Live at the Southbank Hayward Gallery, London 24.6.97
06 - Brushed
07 - Up In Suzies' Room
08 - Heavy Soul
09 - Mermaids

 Dutch Radio Session ''2 meter de lucht in'' 08.09.92
10 - Above The Clouds
11 - Amongst Butterflies
12 - Blue Surprise
13 - Fly On The Wall
14 - Wild Wood

15 - You Do Something To Me (Acoustic - Live at Maida Vale 22.5.95)
16 - Broken Stones (Demo - Full Unedited Version)

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Classic Singles: Wonderwall

BBC Radio 2: In a short series celebrating classic singles, respected record producer Tony Visconti considers the 1995 Oasis hit, Wonderwall.

The above video was originally edited together over a year ago but never uploaded due to copyright issues. The audio is taken from the Classic Singles series that featured on BBC Radio 2. It's an excellent look back at the making of the single and it's impact at the time.

"I think the working title of this was Wishing Stone for a long time, which to think about it now is nonsense." ~ Noel Gallagher, Time Flies 1994-2009

An interesting fact that wasn't mentioned in the video was the story of the sleeve artwork of the single:

  "...originally Liam was the person seen through the picture frame. I had sent a message to Marcus Russell, Oasis’s manager, to tell him and Noel about the shoot, a message he obviously didn’t receive. Mid shoot, and this is totally true, Noel just happened purely by chance to be passing in a taxi!! Next thing you know an irate Noel Gallagher jumps out the taxi which screeched to halt and shouted ‘What the fuck’s going on here?’ he put a halt to proceedings saying it had to be a girl in the shot!" ~ Brian Cannon, Art director.

The girl that appears on the cover is Creation Records employee Anita Heryet, who was asked to stand in as cover star for the shot.

 Noel debuted the song on UK TV, backstage at Glastonbury and broadcast on Channel 4 on 24 June 1995. The song wasn't performed by the band during their headline performance the night before.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

The Verve: Change My Life (Radio Sessions 92-97)

Change My Life is a collection of radio sessions from The Verve. Highlights include: Early versions of 'Mover', 'The Rolling People' and 'The Drugs Don't Work'; wonderful acoustic versions of 'On Your Own' and 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' and an excellent live version of 'Already There' from the '92 John Peel session.

Update: 29/03/16 All tracks have been re-edited and cleaned up. I've added the missing track Already There (LA2, 17.12.93).

Part One
01 - Mover (Simon Fanshaw Show, GLR 12.08.94)
02 - The Rolling People (Simon Fanshaw Show, GLR 12.08.94)
03 - On Your Own (Acoustic) (Johnny Walker Show, GLR 07.07.95)
04 - The Drugs Don't Work (Acoustic) (Johnny Walker Show, GLR 07.07.95)
05 - A Man Called Sun (Evening Session, Radio 1, August '97)
06 - The Drugs Don't Work (Acoustic) (Evening Session, Radio 1, August '97)
07 - On Your Own (Acoustic) (Evening Session, Radio 1, August '97)
08 - So Sister (Acoustic) (Evening Session, Radio 1, August '97)
09 - Lucky Man (Acoustic) (MTV Hot, September '97)
10 - On Your Own (Acoustic) (MTV Hot, September '97)
11 - Bitter Sweet Symphony (The Encore, Hammersmith Palais, 14.08.97)
12 - History (The Encore, Hammersmith Palais, 14.08.97)
13 - Come On (The Encore, Hammersmith Palais, 14.08.97)
14 - She's A Superstar (LA2, 17.12.93)
15 - Already There (LA2, 17.12.93)

Part Two
16 - Already There (John Peel Session 07.03.92)
17 - Change My Life (John Peel Session 07.03.92)
18 - Star Sail (Mark Radcliffe Radio Session 07.12.93)
19 - Man Called Sun (Mark Radcliffe Radio Session 07.12.93)
20 - Six O'Clock (Mark Radcliffe Radio Session 07.12.93)
21 - Gravity Grave (Mark Radcliffe Radio Session 07.12.93)
22 - Bitter Sweet Symphony (Acoustic, Unknown Session '97)

Password (For Both Parts): VerveChange

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Oasis: 'Better Than Goin' To Church' (The Acoustic Collection)

Better Than Goin' To Church is an acoustic collection made up of live performances and radio sessions from Noel Gallagher.

01 - Sad Song (Live at the Southend Cliffs Pavillion 17.4.95)
02 - D'Yer Wanna Be A Space Man (Live at the Southend Cliffs Pavillion 17.4.95)
03 - Talk Tonight (Live at the Southend Cliffs Pavillion 17.4.95)
04 - Don't Go Away (Live at the Rosemont Horizon, Illinois 17.01.98)
05 - To Be Someone (Live at the Rosemont Horizon, Illinois 17.01.98)
06 - Stand By Me (Live on MTV Sonic 17.11.97)
07 - Whatever (Live at the Cardiff International Arena, 19.03.96)
08 - Wonderwall (Live at the Cardiff International Arena, 19.03.96)
09 - Slide Away (Live at the Cardiff International Arena, 19.03.96)
10 - Morning Glory (Live at Earls Court 5.11.95)
11 - Wonderwall (Live Backstage at Glastonbury 24.06.95)
12 - Cast No Shadow (Live at Maida Vale Studios, London 03.10.95)
13 - Don't Look Back In Anger (Live at Maida Vale Studios, London 03.10.95)
14 - Waiting For The Rapture (BBC Radio 1 Session 13.03.09)
15 - The Importance Of Being Idle (The End Session, 09.09.05)
16 - Wonderwall (The End Session, 09.09.05)
17 - Live Forever (The End Session - Soundcheck, 09.09.05)

Monday, 12 August 2013

Feeder: Frequency (Radio Sessions & Rare Mixes 1999-2012)

Frequency is a collection of rare alternative mixes and radio session from Feeder. Some of the tracks were part of torrent download so I'm not sure of their original source or bitrate.

01 - Feeling A Moment (Pete Lavelle's Squeaky Clean Mix) - Preview Below
02 - Paperfaces (UK Single Mix) (Radio Edit)
03 - Godzilla Goes To Mars
04 - Frequency (Vox And Piano Version)
05 - Save Us (Stephen Street Mix)
06 - Tinsel Town (Radio 1 Session 02.09.99)
07 - You're My Evergreen (Radio 1 Session 02.09.99)
08 - Heads (SBN Session 13.11.00)
09 - Home For Summer (Ver. 2, SBN Session 13.11.00)
10 - Forever Glow (SBN Session 13.11.00)
11 - Hurt (Radio 2 Session 07.06.08)
12 - Tracing Lines (The Crypt Sessions 08.09.08)
13 - Silent Cry (The Crypt Sessions 08.09.08)
14 - Renegades (Absolute Radio Session 07.09.10)
15 - Fallen (Absolute Radio Session 07.09.10)
16 - High (Absolute Radio Session 07.09.10)
17 - Borders (Nation Radio Session 02.02.12)
18 - Just The Way I'm Feeling (Nation Radio Session 02.02.12)
19 - Children Of The Sun (Nation Radio Session 02.02.12)