Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Estival Jazz
Piazza della Riforma
Lugano, Switzerland
July 8th 2004

This DVD is taken from Swiss TV.
It only filled about 50% of the screen so I have resized it.
I guess you lose a bit of resolution but it is much better now IMO.
It rains a lot and I feel sorry for the crowd.
They are a resiliant bunch though and waterproofs are donned and umbrellas are hoisted.
This is a brilliant show.
The band are on top form and there are some simply stunning moments.
There is quite a long intro with the host talking Italian
and an 'extras' part which has lots more talking
plus an overview of the stage construction and an interview with Rick Wakeman.
They seem a bit obsessed with Rick.

intro (Firebird Suite)
Going for the One
Sweet Dreams
I've Seen All Good People
Mind Drive (part 1)
South Side of the Sky
Mind Drive (part 2)
Yours Is No Disgrace
Second Initial
Jane Seymour
Long Distance Runaround
Owner of a Lonely Heart
Rhythm of Love
And You and I
Starship Trooper

Sunday, 2 May 2021

My name is Titus Luxor and I am a popaholic.
There I said it.
The first step on my road to recovery :)
Here are 28 examples from the 60s and 70s.
An imaginary radio show with no DJ talking.
I'm not telling you what the songs are.

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Rod can't come to the phone right now.
He's in concert.
But if you leave your number he will call you back straight after the encore.

Rush & AC/DC
Downsview Park
Tortonto, Canada
July 30th 2003

This has been on my mind for a while.
Rush washing their dirty laundry in public
and AC/DC offering dirty deeds for those on a limited budget.
Sometimes known as SARS-stock,
it was was a fund raiser in response to the SARS epidemic.
Funny how this led to an event with pushing 500,000 people
crammed shoulder to shoulder in a field.
Very different to Covid then huh?
SARS just went away as far as I know.
No lockdowns, no vaccines.
I haven't researched it so maybe I'm wrong.
I'd be interested to hear any views and/or info.
The Rolling Stones headlined
and other acts performed including Justin Timerlake.
Sorry I don't have any Stones footage.
Less sorry about the lack of Timerlake :)
I'm not a huge Rush fan but I like
the Farewell to Kings to Moving Pictures era
which makes up the bulk of their set.
Loved Bon Scott but can't stand Brian Johnson.
It's a full 4GB+ DVD so a big DL.
Good luck to those with poor bandwidth
although there seems to be much less complaining
about file size these days than there used to be.

Rush set
Tom Sawyer
Closer to the Heart
Pait it Black

AC/DC set
Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
Back in Black
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
If You Want Blood
Hell's Bells
The Jack
You Shook Me All Nite Long
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
Highway to Hell

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

The 5th episode first shown February 12th 1966
when I was two years old and Father Tiresias was in his mid 20s :)
Never watched this one before probably because I have never heard of any of the acts.
I'm guessing the singer for Boots does not speak English
he just makes noises that sound like the records he's heard
and the whole band should sue their hairdresser.
Tramps' drummer is a star!
Mrs. Luxor has undergone an operation this week but it hasn't worked as she is still nagging me.
Seriously...it is a quite stressful time for us but all seemed to go well and she is now convalescing.

Boots - "In The Midnight Hour" & "Gloria"
Tramps - "Just a Little Bit" "Remember" & "Gone, Gone, Gone"
Isabella Bond & Tramps - "Bread and Butter"
Ian & the Zodiacs - "Leave it to Me" & "Why Can't It Be Me?"
Chris Andrews - "To Whom It Concerns"/chart top ten

Monday, 26 April 2021

Good Rats
My Father's Place
Roslyn, N.Y.
December 31st 1980

Another great show from the Good Rats recorded on New Year's Eve.
Mainly pre-FM but the radio station didn't broadcast/record the whole thing
so an audience source has been used to bring you the full gig.
There are a couple of cuts but now it's mostly intact.
This was the final performance by this line-up.

Disc 1
01 intro
02 Back to My Music
03 School Days
04 Cherry River
05 Takin' it to Detroit
06 Does it Make You Feel Good?
07 Mr. Mechanic
08 Victory in Space
09 Coo Coo Coo Blues
10 Tasty
11 Yellow Flower
12 Injun' Joe
13 Klash-Ka-Bob/drum solo

Disc 2
01 Just Found Me a Lady/Could Be Tonight
02 Local Zero
03 Fireball Express
04 300 Boys
05 Mean Mother Fucker
06 Reason to Kill
07 Don't Hate the Ones Who Bring You Rock n Roll
08 Icy Cold or Burning Hot
09 chat
10 Let Me
11 Gino
12 chat
13 Rock n' Roll Point of View
14 On My Way to School
15 Advertisement in the Voice
16 Rat City in Blue
17 Beat Up Rambler

Another podcast, this time featuring comedian/musician Tim Minchin.
He is really talented.
For those unfamiliar you can see an example of what he does here

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Rock Goes to College DVD
Oxford Polytechnic
March 24th 1980

A UK arena rebroadcast.
Has a few minor glitches but generally very good.

Shadow of a Doubt
Anything That's Rock n Roll
intro (Pete Drummond)
Even the Losers
Here Comes My Girl
I Need to Know
Stories We Could Tell
American Girl

The guest here is comedian Ricky Gervais.
I am a big fan. Not so much of The Office,
but I love Extras.

Steve Hackett
Le Ziquodrome
Compiègne, France
October 8th 2011

Reasonable sound quality here.
Second set gets loud.
You have been warned!
This is a remastered Lylian recording.
Thanks Lylian.

Disc 1
01 intro/Every Day
02 Emerald and Ash
03 Golden Age of Steam
04 Watcher of the Skies
05 Carpet Crawl
06 Fire on the Moon
07 Ace of Wands
08 band intro
09 Shadow of the Hierophant

Disc 2
01 Sierra Quemada
02 Horizons
03 Blood on the Rooftops
04 Spectral Mornings
05 Fly on a Windshield
06 Sleepers
07 Nick Beggs solo
08 Still Waters
09 Prairie Angels
10 Los Endos
11 Firth of Fifth
12 Clocks