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

192 kb/s

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

The Gaslight Anthem - Q101.1 Crash Test Radio Acoustic Session 2008


Here's the 2nd radio session, also a short one...

This time you'll get two of their own tracks and a cover of "The Weight" by The Band. It's up to you, but I recommend you to check them both out and if you like what you hear, give their albums a shot!!!

01 - The `59 Sound
02 - Here`s Looking At You Kid
03 - The Weight (The Band)



The Gaslight Anthem - 97X Green Room Acoustic Session 2008


Besides posting stuff from all the "old heroes" I also wanna post more boots from "new" bands like the Earl Greyhound post not too long ago.... It's always good to find some fresh blood! New doesn't necessarily mean bad or trendy - there are a lot of bands who are combining a (more or less) fresh sound with what rock is (or should be!) all about...

The Gaslight Anthem is one of them! They are a band that some of you may have taken note of when Bruce Springsteen joined them on stage at the Glastonbury Festival. They say that Bruce Springsteen has been a big influence for them, but they are combining their New Jersey roots with the power of melodic punk rock and a lot of feeling in their music.

Today I'm gonna post two radio sessions they played last year. Actually, it's just their singer Brian Fallon - who has a great voice! - playing acoustic versions of the title track of their current album "The 59 sound" and an amazing cover version of "Atlantic City" by Bruce Springsteen (surprise!).

Check this out, you won't regret it!

-The 59 sound
-Atlantic City


Donnerstag, 5. November 2009

Leo Sayer - Trenton, War Memorial Theater 1975


As requested, here's another Leo Sayer show!

It's from the same era and again, the sound quality is great. It may be just due to the mix, but the band seems to rock a bit harder on this one. Like the show I posted previously, this one's also full of energy and a great listen! See for yourself if you prefer this one over the other or vice versa. I think both are great and worth checking out.


01 - DJ Intro - Giving It All Away
02 - Oh Wot A Life
03 - Tomorrow
04 - In My Life
05 - Train
06 - One Man Band
07 - The Bells Of St. Mary's
08 - Telepath
09 - Another Time
10 - Long Tall Glasses
11 - The Show Must Go On
12 - The Show Must Go On - Outro

320 kb/s


Dienstag, 3. November 2009

Neil Young - Farm Aid 2007

[FANTASTIC Audience]

Not too long ago I posted Neil's show from Farm Aid 2008, here's the one from the previous year! John Mellencamp introduces him as "one of the most terrific songwriters of our times" and who'd want to argue with that!? Not me!!!!

Neil played a really great and enjoyable set, he's also talking a lot about why he's supporting Farm Aid and seems to be in a good mood and happy to play the fest. Yeah, this one's great!

The sound is great, makes you feel as if you're among the crowd enjoying the great music. That's what you should do: Enjoy!!!

01 - Human Highway
02 - Silver & Gold
03 - Beautiful Bluebird
04 - Too Far Gone
05 - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
06 - Heart Of Gold
07 - Homegrown
08 - Four Strong Winds

320 kb/s

Sonntag, 1. November 2009

Otis Redding - West Hollywood, Whiskey A Go-Go, April 10th 1966 (Late Show)


Well, I like to post something a little bit different once in a while, so here's a great show by Otis Redding recorded in 1966 at the legendary Whiskey a go-go in Hollywood.

A lot of you probably think of Otis as another one of those laid back soul singers etc etc... You'll be surprised by this performance, it's full of energy and a lot of fun, very enjoyable indeed! He's even playing songs from The Beatles and the Stones!

There's some tape hiss on this one, but it doesn't spoil it. Let's say it makes it sound more authentic, after all this is 43 years old!!!! As always: Enjoy!!!

01 - Intro
02 - Your One and Only Man
03 - Security
04 - Good to Me
05 - Respect
06 - Ole Man Trouble
07 - I Can't Turn You Loose
08 - A Hard Day's Night
09 - These Arms of Mine
10 - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (false start!)
11 - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
12 - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
13 - Outro

192 kb/s


John Mellencamp - Sessions At West 54th Street, Oct 2nd 1998


After all the audio, it's time for another video! Here's a fine, energy filled TV-session from 1998! The kinda unusual setting fits the enthusiastic performance perfectly! I forgot to make a setlist, sorry. I'll post one later, but I remember that they kicked it off with "Lonely ol' night" and the last tracks are "Small town" and "Rain on the scarecrow".

Enjoy this video!!! By the way, I have seen a 28 mins version in some trader's list, so if you got that one already, get this one, too - it's five mins longer!!!

Update: Just watched it again, so here's the tracklist:
-Lonely ol' night
-Eden is burning
-Your life is now
-I'm not running anymore
-Ain't that America
-Small town
-Rain on the scarecrow

Time 33:08 mins


John Mellencamp - My Father's Place, Roslyn, NY, August 23rd 1979


A new month and here's even more Mellencamp for you... Some of you may already know this boot, it ciruclated quite a lot for a while. If you don't have it, get it now!

The sound quality has suffered a little throughout the years, sounds like a 2nd generation tape or something like that. In other words, the sound is not crystal clear, but still absolutely enjoyable. Definitely not a reason not to get this one! The performance is good and John seems to be in a good mood, too!

The pic above came with the boot (and was obviously chosen because the club this was recorded at is called "My father's place"), but I should point out that Harry (actually Harry Perry) Mellencamp was of course not John's father but his granddad. They had a very close relationship, he was the guy John turned to whenever he needed advice or someone to talk to until Harry died of lung cancer in 1983. This sad incident completely changed his father from being a dictator to a really nice guy, John recalled in an interview...


01 - Intro
02 - Night Dancin'
03 - Sugar Marie
04 - American Dream
05 - Tonight
06 - This Time
07 - I Need A Lover
08 - Great Midwest
09 - Dream Killing Town
10 - To M.G. (Wherever She May Be)
11 - Welcome To Chinatown
12 - Encore Break
13 - Good in Bed

192 kb/s


Alice Cooper appears in new German commercials

Check this out:

Alice is the new "mascot" of Saturn, a German electronics store. The spots are shown on TV and in theatres. Check out the shitty voice they gave him when they dubbed this! Oh my....

Do the potential customers in Europe remember him? Well, some sure do, but a mayority??? I wouldn't bet on it! In other words, for most, especially younger people, he's just some eerie looking whacko appearing in these commercials....

Springsteen Interview added!

As promised I have also uploaded the Bruce Springsteen - Interview that was aired together with the Carhaix show I posted a few days ago. You'll find the link and more info here.