Freitag, 1. Januar 2010

Black Sabbath - Don Kirshner's Rock Concert 1975 - DVD

As promised, here's another DVD for you. Sound and picture are excellent, this was obviously re-broadcasted on French TV and ripped to this DVD. Credits go to whoever did this, you did a good job!

It's a great show, it rocks! Enjoy!!!

- Killing yourself to live
- Hole in the sky
- Snowblind
- War Pigs
- Paranoid


Donnerstag, 31. Dezember 2009

...and that's it for 2009!

Although I don't think that anything really changes just because it's a new year or even decade, I still wanna wish all of you a happy new year! I hope it'll be all you want it to be! Enjoy tonight's party if you're going to one! Well, simply enjoy whatever you're doing, especially if it involves sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll!

I also wanna thank you - especially the regulars and the guys leaving comments or using the shoutbox - for sticking and bearing with me. Your honest interest and friendly words are really keeping me going and are making this worthwhile!

Keep on rocking in the new year!

...and don't forget to boogie!

WHAT'S NEXT: I'm just uploading another DVD for you guys to start the new year properly: with rock music!

John Fogerty - Lucca Summer Festival, July 26th 2009

John Fogerty - Lucca Summer Festival, Lucca, Piazza Napoleone, July 26th 2009
You can't go too wrong with John Fogerty in my opinion. He's still a brilliant and dedicated singer and musician and he has so many classics up his sleeve, the chance that one of his shows will turn out boring is very small.
Compared to some other shows he has played in the last decade, he is playing not too many of his standards. Nothing wrong with that, nice to see he isn't solely relying on stuff written 30 years ago, although I wouldn't mind a set consisting of classics only! You know what I mean...
I'm sure you will enjoy this show, from the first powerful seconds of "Up around the bend" on you'll know that this is a goodie! Enjoy!!!!

01 - Intro
02 - Up Around The Bend
03 - Green River
04 - Sweet Hitchhiker
05 - Who'll Stop The Rain
06 - Born On The Bayou
07 - Lookin Out My Backdoor
08 - Ramble Tamble
09 - Midnight Special
10 - It Ain't Right
11 - Don't You Wish It Was True
12 - Picks' Distribution
13 - Joy Of My Life
14 - Working On A Building
15 - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
16 - Keep On Chooglin
17 - The Night Time Is The Right Time
18 - Jambalaya
19 - Outro
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Mittwoch, 30. Dezember 2009

Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Karlsruhe, Schwarzwaldhalle 1972


Here's a really great sounding boot from ELP! It's a rip of an old vinyl boot btw. They're playing their way through "Pictures on an exhibition" as well as another disc worth of classics, just check out the setlist below.

Can't say much more about this one except that it's really good. It sounds warm and nice, like vinyl does... Enjoy!!!

01 - Pictures At An Exhibition - Promenade-The Gnome
02 - Promenade [vocal]-The Sage
03 - The Old Castle-Blues Variation-Promenade-The Hut of Baba Yaga-The Curse Of Baba Yaga-Conclusion
04 - Trilogy-The Endless Enigma
05 - Tarkus
06 - Take A Pebble 1-Old Blue
07 - Intermezzo
08 - Piano Improvisation
09 - Take A Pebble Reprise
10 - Knife Edge
11 - Rondo
12 - Rondo Drums 2
13 - Nutrocker

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Blue Cheer - Bonn, Harmonie, April 11th 2008


Blue Cheer - Bonn, Harmonie, Crossroads Festival, April 11th 2008

As most of you will know, Dickie Peterson died in October. In his memory, here's a more recent Blue Cheer show. It was recorded in Germany, where he has been living for a while already.

I don't need to explain the importance of this band for rock music to any of you. The impact they caused with their first album can still be felt and who knows what we might be missing today if it had never been recorded (except for the great album itself, of course!!!). All of you who have seen Blue Cheer live will remember the powerful show and their very sympathetic front man. You could tell how much he was into what he was doing.

He'll be missed!!! Please enjoy this show and remember Dickie!

01 - Parchment Farm  
02 - Rollin' Dem Bones  
03 - Out Of Focus  
04 - Just A Little Bit  
05 - Maladjusted Child  
06 - Summertime Blues  
07 - The Hunter  
08 - Interview  

320 kb/s


Ike and Tina Turner - Portland, March 24th 1974


Ike + Tina Turner - Portland, University Of Maine, March 24th 1974

Something a little bit different for you... When it comes to Tina Turner's career after her comeback in the eigthies - I couldn't care less!!! It obviously was a huge success with millions of people out there, but I just can't stand it. If she wants to cultivate a hedge on her head, fine with me! Sadly, that alone won't make her money I guess....

Whatever - this is a nice show, check it out! Tina doesn't join the band until "Sweet Soul Music", so don't let her absence during the first track confuse you! The crows seems to enjoy this a lot, I hope you will, too!

01 - Intro - Space Race 
02 - El Burrito  
03 - I Feel Allright  
04 - Shaft  
05 - Sweet Soul Music  
06 - With A Little Help From My Friends  
07 - Get Back  
08 - A Love Like Yours  
09 - Come Together  
10 - Nut Bush City Limits  
11 - Proud Mary  
12 - Been Loving You Too Long  
13 - Wanna Take You Higher  
14 - Respect

320 kb/s


Before the decade is over....

Hey everyone,

I know I haven't been posting a lot this month, but there wasn't much I could do about it. Don't wanna go into details and bore you with them, but I wanna do things right and if I can't I'd rather not do (post) anything at all...

Anyway, here are some new boots for you! I'll try to start posting on a regular base again, but I have tons of stuff to catch up with, so forgive me if things are moving a bit slow at first - thanks!

Freitag, 4. Dezember 2009

Billy Squier - Beat Club 1982 - DVD


Beat Club, Bremen, Germany 1982

Because you demanded it, here's the first full DVD. I hope you like it, I sure do. It took quite a while to upload this one so don't let me down!

It was transferred from a VHS tape, but it's perfectly watchable and 1000% enjoyable! if you like Billy, get this rare recording! It rocks and so does Billy (of course!)!!!


-In the dark
-Rich kid
-My kinda lover
-Whadda you want from me
-Lonely is the night
-The Stroke
-You should be high, love
-Too daze gone

I'll upload proper artwork soon!


Dienstag, 1. Dezember 2009

Ka-boom!!! ...and thanks for voting!


I'm terribly sorry, but I'll have to take another break for a day or two. My computer obviously got infected by a virus from a friend's USB-stick. Damn!!! Gimme a day to fix this and I'll be back posting!

Isn't that just great? It seems that just when I started to feel okay again, my 'puter decided to get sick....

I'm posting this from a friend's machine, but I can't (ab)use it for uploads, of course.

Thanks for voting!!!!!

On a different note: Thanks to everyone who has voted for or against full DVDs or admitted being lost wherever! I really appreciate it. I honestly didn't expect that many people to vote! Cheers!

Consequently, my next post will be a full DVD, I think will probably post one every week or maybe every other week depending on the number and size of files.

Thanks again for understanding and participating!!!

P.S.: Don't worry, the pic above is not a pic of my computer! Gladly, most known malware won't cause it to catch fire!!!

Freitag, 27. November 2009

The Black Keys - Chicago - Taste of Randolph St. 2006-06-17

[Great Audience]

Isn't it amazing how much two guys can rock if they know how to do it? Well, The Black Keys surely know how to rock! Their - among others - Zep-influenced tunes won't give you the idea that there are only two guys playing! The pics alone will show you that these guys are the real deal! Just wait 'til you've heard them play (that's in case you're not familiar with their music!).

A friend of the guys came up with the name, it describes people you can't trust. They get compared to The White Stripes a lot, but I guess nobody would do that if they weren't a two-piece. In my humble opinion, the blues influences in The Black Keys' music is much higher, but that's just my two cents....

This show was recorded at the Taste of Randolph St. Open Air in 2006. It sounds awesome, credits go to whoever taped this, you did an awesome job! Check this out and enjoy!

01 - Just Got To Be
02 - Girl Is On My Mind
03 - Thickfreakness
04 - Stack Shot Billy
05 - Busted
06 - Strange Desire The Flame
07 - 10 A.M. Automatic
08 - Grown So Ugly
09 - Your Touch
10 - You're the One
11 - Set You Free
12 - No Trust
13 - Modern Times
14 - Till I Get My Way
15 - Have Love Will Travel

192 kb/s

Donnerstag, 26. November 2009

John Mellencamp - Cleveland, Agora Ballroom, WMMS-FM Coffee Break, August 25th 1984


This show is pretty special, first of all it's an acoustic set and he's playing a load of cover versions, just check out the tracklist!

There's not much more to say I think... except: Enjoy!!

01 - Intro
02 - Crumblin' Down
03 - All along the watchtower
04 - Please don’t bury me
05 - Little Honda
06 - Authority Song
07 - Spider and the Fly
08 - Interview
09 - Mercedes Benz
10 - Sam Stone
11 - Taxi Dancer
12 - Five O’Clock World
13 - Street Fighting Man
14 - Thundering Hearts
15 - Early Bird Cafe
16 - Pink Houses
17 - DJ talk
18 - Last of the rock stars
19 - White Middle Class Blues
20 - Jack and Diane

320 kb/s


The Alarm - Toronto, RPM Club 3-01-86


I gotta admit that when The Alarm from Wales appeared on the scene in the 80s I was judging a book by its cover, in other words their looks made me think they were another one of the loads of New Wave or U2-clone bands... There were many of them back then and while there were some really good ones, there also were a lot that just didn't rock.... At least not in my opinion.

Not much later I saw them play a few songs live on TV and was blown away!!! A guy I knew taped it and so I listened to it over and over again. These guys ROCKED with so much raw energy and enthusiasm I was speechless. Shame on me for judging them by some funny hairdos!!!! I learned a valuable lesson as a music enthusiast: Close your eyes and open your ears and heart for the music!!!

Anyway, I went to buy their records and they were great, too. In later years they changed their sound a bit towards a classic rock sound without betraying their roots, but with less success than they deserved... I also went to see them live several times - ah, good times!!

Here's a fantastic show from 1986, I'll post some more in the future. Enjoy!!!

01 - Absolute Reality
02 - Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke
03 - Walk Forever By My Side
04 - Spirit of 76
05 - Blaze Of Glory
06 - 68 Guns
07 - The Stand - The Chant Has Just Begun

192 kb/s


Mittwoch, 25. November 2009

John Mellencamp - R.O.C.K.S. in the U.S.A.


I couldn't let you go without more Mellencamp!

Here's a silver boot from 1992, released on the Italian Living Legend label. I really like this one. The sound quality varies a bit on this one, as if it was copied from an audio cassette (it probably was!) instead of the master(s). It's still very enjoyable and it sounds as if John and the band are having a blast, too!! He's cracking jokes, laughs a lot and you can't help but get into a good mood yourself while enjoying this great boot!

There's a mistake on the cover though: Track 12 is not "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." but "Crumblin' down" and 15 isn't "Hurts so good", but "Rumble seat"!!! I have to admit that I forgot about that when I was ripping the CD, so the MP3s are mislabelled, too. Please rename it for now, I may upload it again with the correct title one day....

This one goes out to Kyra!

01 - Empty Hands
02 - Down And Out In Paradise
03 - Rooty Toot Toot
04 - Pink Houses
05 - Paper in Fire
06 - Hard Times for a Honest Man
07 - Cherry Bomb
08 - Sham Lang Ding Dong
09 - Small Town
10 - Lonely ol´ Nite
11 - Scarecrow
12 - Crumblin' down
13 - Authority Song
14 - Jack & Diane
15 - Rumble seat

Tr. 01-11: Recorded live 1987 in Bloominton, Indiana at a local radio station.
Tr. 12-15: Live in Detroit 1988

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The Vines - ABC Studio 262, Sydney 27-04-2006


Australia's The Vines have been described as "Beatles meet Nirvana" and while that's not too far from the truth, there's more to them in my opinion. Well, let's say they're simply a good rock band - no need for stupid labels!!!!

They were about to become super stars a few years ago, they were touring worldwide and their albums sold very well. They even made it onto the cover of Rolling Stone magazine:

Their singer/guitarist/songwriter Craig Nichols was thought to be the "next Kurt Cobain", also because he was acting strange at some times, told reporters crazy made up tales about the band and their future plans, some labelled him a psycho...

After he attacked a photographer and smashed her equipment and charges were pressed, it was revealed that he's suffering from Asperger Syndrome, a form of autism. The charges were dropped and Craig started getting treatment.

Since the diagnosis, The Vines have stopped touring, but have played a few shows in Australia. So here's one of the few chances to listen to them play live. This is a radio session they played in 2006. They're playing tracks from all of their albums, so it's a good chance to check them out in case you don't know them. For those who know and like them.... well.... it's a treat!


I received this show as one file, so I decided to split the file into the individual tracks, I think that's much more convenient for you! Of course, nothing's missing, it's the full show!

- Nothings Comin'
- Vision Valley
- Dope Train
- Highly Evolved
- Spaceship
- Outtathaway
- Don't Listen to the Radio
- Gross Out
- Winning Days
- Ride
- Fuk Yeh
- Ms. Jackson
- Anysound
- Get Free

192 kb/s

DVDs anyone??? VOTE!!!

Please take the time and vote! On the upper right side you'll find a poll, I want to know if you'd like me to post full DVDs on Bootquake... I'm talking about boots of course, I'll never post any official releases. I have quite a few nice DVDs you might be interested in, so let me know...

I can also convert the DVDs or parts of them to AVI files, if the majority of you guys thinks that's better. So let me know what you want!!!!

Feel free to post a comment on that subject, too! I'm looking forward to seeing what you think!

Bridge School Benefit 1986

Getting back into action after a tooooo long break, here's the first of 3 boots for you today:


Bridge School Benefit 1, October 13, 1986
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA

Although it's an audience recording - and that's obvious - it sounds okay, because it's an acoustic show so there's much less risk of distortion and such... Anyway, just check the tracklist and you'll know you want this.

If you wanna find out more about the Bridge School Benefit Festival, here's the wiki page.

The artwork came with it, it's terrible I know - a true eyesore.... I'll create a different cover later today and will upload that, too so you'll have the choice!

Update: Here it is..... Not my best work due to a lack of time, but I hope it'll do!

01 - Neil Young - Comes a time
02 - Neil Young - Heart of Gold
03 - Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Nils Lofgren - Helpless
04 - Neil Young - I am a child
05 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
06 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Change Partners
07 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Daylight again
08 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Ohio
09 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young + Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
10 - Ensemble - Teach your children

320 kb/s


Dienstag, 24. November 2009

Thanks for your patience!

Hey everybody,

as I told you on the shoutbox, I got pretty sick all of a sudden and couldn't take care of the blog or anything else. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but I'm sure you understand.

I am feeling a wee better now and am trying to catch up with everything: the blog, email, private stuff etc etc.... I hate being outta action, but sometimes I can't help it.

Anyway... I am preparing a few boots for upload right now, so be sure to check this spce again tomorrow!

Thanks everybody for being patient and especially to those who said "Get well soon!".

See ya all back here tomorrow....

Mittwoch, 11. November 2009

George Thorogood - Reelin' & rockin' - Springfield Civic Centre, Springfield, MA, March 16th, 1988


This boot was released on the Good Karma label in the early 90s, the same label that released the excellent Jackson Browne boot I posted yesterday. That's not all they have in common, the sound quality is also great and so is the show itself. Very enjoyable and highly recommended! If you want to get one George Thorogood boot only, get this one!!!!

01 - Born To Be Bad
02 - Move It On Over
03 - I Drink Alone
04 - 1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, 1 Beer
05 - Who Do You Love
06 - Bad To The Bone
07 - No Particular Place
08 - You Talk Too Much
09 - Reelin' & Rockin'
10 - Ride On Josephine

192 kb/s

Dienstag, 10. November 2009

Jackson Browne - For every man - Mountain View, CA 1986


Here's another one of my fave boots! I really recommend this one, it sounds great and the performance is outstanding. I actually bought several copies of it back then in 1991 or 1992 and gave them away as presents because this is so great...

As on any release on the Good Karma label, the quality is first class, but no recording date or venue is mentioned. Well, I found out it was recorded in San Francisco in 1986, so I can give you that much info....

Update: I was informed by a visitor that it was recorded on 8-23-1986 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA! Thanks to the anonymous visitor for the info!

01 - Boulevard
02 - Shape of a Heart
03 - For Everyman
04 - Soldier of Plenty
05 - Black & White
06 - Late for the Sky
07 - Lives in the Balance
08 - Lawless Avenues
09 - For America
10 - Doctor My Eyes
11 - Somebody's Baby
12 - Downtown
13 - For a Rocker

192 kb/s

Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds - Guns without Roses - Paris 92

Espace Orano, Paris, France 09/30/1992

Do you remember this short lived band Izzy Stradlin formed after "leaving" Guns 'n' Roses. They released a pretty good self titled album and went on a worldwide tour. I went to see them play in a pretty small club back then and it was a good show, a lot of fun!

For those who remember and those who'd love to, here's a nice silver boot from 1992, released on Klondyke Records. It sounds really good. I'm not sure if this is a good audience or a soundboard recording.... Unanswered questions, so let the music do the talking!

01 - Unglued
02 - Bucket o´ Trouble
03 - Cuttin´ The Rug
04 - Highway 49
05 - Shuffle It All
06 - Crackin´ Up
07 - Time Gone By
08 - Ho Will It Go
09 - Gotta Wanna Go
10 - Somebody Knockin´
11 - Train Tracks
12 - Take A Look At The Guy
13 - Pressure Drop
14 - Wipe Out
15 - Been A Fix
16 - Rock´n´ Roll Pills

192 kb/s