Sunday, June 29, 2008

Playlist for July 2, 2008

Todd Rundgren's Utopia: Music Hall Cleveland, OH October 16, 1974 (2 CDs)

Set 1:

01 Utopia Theme
02 Don't You Ever Learn
03 Another Life
04 A Dream Goes On Forever
05 Real Man
06 Freedom Fighters
07 The Wheel
08 Good Times Were Better
09 Sunset Boulevard/Le Feel Internacional
10 The Last Ride

Set 2:

01 Bass Ball
02 Number One Lowest Common Denominator (cut)
03 A Night In New Orleans
04 Do Ya
05 Freak Parade
06 Born To Synthesize/The Spark Of Life/The Goon
07 Slut
08 Couldn't I Just Tell You


Todd Rundgren: g, voc
Moogy Klingman: key
John Siegler: bass
Roger Powell: key
John Wilcox: drums

Taper's Notes:

this was the first show featuring Roger Powell. It's an audience recording, but was remastered beautifully. The sound is rich, full, simply outstanding.

This show comes from the incredible archive of Frank Bubnick, from whom I acquired many, many Todd shows. He was always a great guy, and my eternal thanks go to him for all the work he put into leaving the best possible sounds of Todd shows. Thanks, Frank.

If anybody wants to get in touch with Frank, please go to the following site: You WON'T be disappointed!

According to Frank's notes, he took the songs from the original masters. They were remastered by Paul Russo.

Of course, if anybody has a better version of this show (I seriously doubt it, though), I'd love to hear it. So, please upload it.

AND: please, support this and all other artists by buying their official output and going to see their shows. This is what we can do to keep the music we love alive!

from the Hyped To Death
Vintage Punk Collections

63 Monroe - Strike 3
Reruns - So So Alone
Rubber City Rebels - Paper Dolls
Sillies - Is There Lunch After Death
Joy Ryder & Avis Davis - Nasty Secretary
Raunchettes - What! Scuse Me?
Scream - Generation 80

Tot Rocket & The Twins - What did you expect
Ronnie & The Rayguns - Nancy's China
Really Red - Modern Needs
Schematix - Second Story
Soreheads - Prelude to the End
Skunks - Gimme Some
Toxin III - I Rock I Ran
Shock - We Were That Noise

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Playlist for June 18, 2008

I shall be off the air next week due to
preventative maintenance.

I'll hopefully be back the following week.

Watch this space for details!

Bruce "Utah" Phillips
McCabes Guitar Shop
Santa Monica, Ca
February 14, 1987

Bevis Frond - Dry Rain - Succour (Flydaddy)
Faust - Picnic On A Frozen River - Faust IV (Caroline)
J Berberian & The Middle Eastern Ensemble - The Oud & The Fuzz - Middle Eastern Rock (Verve-Forecast)

European Jazz Ensemble
- 3 in 4 or more - (At The Philarmonic Cologne (M A Music)

Linus Pauling Quartet
- Dartania - Succour (Flydaddy)
Peter Hammill - Modern - Vision (Import)
State Of Bengal - Hunters - Visual Audio (6 Degrees)

- Words of Jamal - Joe's First Record (Subterranean)
Porcupine Tree - Ptolemine Treescope - Succour (Flydaddy)
Flo & Eddie - Moving Targets - Moving Targets (Columbia)
Undo w/Rhys Chatham - B is B P is P - French Fried Funk (Kickin')

Frank Zappa - The Nancy & Mary Music - Chunga's Revenge (Ryko)
Frank Zappa - Oh No-Orange County Lumber Truck-Weasels Ripped My Flesh - Weasels Ripped My Flesh (Ryko)

The Orb - Spanish Castles in Space -The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld (Island)

Gary Owens - Ballad Of Willie Jackson - Put Your Head on My Finger (Pride/MGM)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Playlist for June 11, 2008

Tower of Power
Fillmore West
San Francisco, CA

low gen cass>Cdr from trade>EAC>FLAC

T1 You got to Funkfize(Inc-fades in) 1:47
T2 Social Lubrication 9:08
T3 Let A Man Be A Man 8:17
T4 You're Gonna Need Me (Albert King) 5:06
T5 Back on the Streets Again 7:54
T6 The Skunk, The Goose, and The Fly 8:16
T7 Knock Yourself Out 11:09
T8 Baby, I love You

Emilio Castillo: tenor sax and lead vocals
Stephen "Doc" Kupka: baritone sax
Skip Mesquite: tenor sax
Greg Adams: trumpet
Mic Gillette: trumpet
Rick Stevens: lead vocals
Willie Fulton: guitar
Francis "Rocco" Prestia: bass
David Garibaldi: drums
Brent Byars: percussion

Taper's notes:

If you are a fan of "East Bay Grease" & "Bump City" TOP, you will love this. Loose,live & blusey versions in good sound. Serious Stax style R&B on T8, too.

RE: 71' TOP. There is material circulating from "the closing of the Fillmore"(7/4/71) but I don't think this comes from that as my source is pretty reliable. If anybody can compare, please do.

After "Back on the Streets again", Whoever is on the mic mentions that they are recording for a record this night? Aborted live album?

I stole my big brother's "East Bay Grease" LP when I was about 10 years old because of the crazy cover. I played it to death w/ Stones Let it Bleed & Jimi's Axis. East bay Grease was out of print for maybe 15 years & then Rhino came through....



Jimmy McGriff - Red Beans - Red Beans (Groove Merchant)
J J Johnson-Bobby Womack - If You Don't Want My Love (instro) - Rubare Alla Mafia E' Un Suicidio (Across 110th Street) (sndtrk) (Dagored)
Cal Tjader - Xibabas - Amazonas (Fantasy)
Mom - Mom - The Vibe (Instinct)

Grooverider - Imagination Pts 1 & 2 - Mysteries of Funk (Columbia)
Egba - Mogubgub - Egba (Europafilm)

Bill Watrous - Dichotomy - Manhattan Wildlife Preserve (Columbia)
Ramsey Lewis - Shining - Love Notes (Columbia)
The Counts - What's Up Front That Counts - What's Up Front That Counts (Westbound)

Frank Zappa - King Kong - Uncle Meat (Ryko)

War - City Country City - The World is a Ghetto (Avenue)
Yusef Lateef - Below Yellow Bell - The Gentle Giant (Atlantic)

Miles Davis - Theme From Jack Johnson - Agharta (Columbia)

Peter Alsop - Stuck On You - Peter Alsop (Peaceable Records)