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Live Bootlegs of Radiohead, Wilco & More
August 18, 2007 10:38 AM   Subscribe

The "Bootlegs" section over at The Rawking Refuses To Stop has a ton of great stuff, from a stripped down live acoustic Jeff Tweedy & Jay Bennet set (right before YHF was released) to a mock-up version of the unreleased new Radiohead album using the best available live tracks from the most recent tour to a rare Paul McCartney, John Lennon & Stevie Wonder jam session to all sorts of smaller gems.
posted by jonson (12 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Get this man a gold star! Thanks for the post jonson.
posted by sleepy pete at 10:50 AM on August 18, 2007


sleepy pete, have you been speaking with anonymous?!?
posted by jonson at 10:53 AM on August 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


3 new Destroyer tracks. Made my week!
posted by carsonb at 10:56 AM on August 18, 2007


anonymous speaks to me, and, more importantly, for me. In fact, I'm not sure that anonymous does not speak for all of metafilter, especially when it comes to foot fungus and drug addiction.
posted by sleepy pete at 11:02 AM on August 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hmm. Fulfillingness' First Finale makes a lot more sense with the McCartney/Lennon/Wonder session adding context. Although Ray Charles probably did something along these lines a decade earlier.
posted by t2urner at 11:03 AM on August 18, 2007


I love jonson almost as much as I love the DownThemAll! extension.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:04 AM on August 18, 2007


The McCartney/Lennon/Wonder recording is...interesting. I really like John Lennon's music, but this definitely was the lost weekend. From the site:

"You want a toot, Steve? A snort? It's going around," he asks Stevie Wonder (!) at the beginning of these sloppy, drug-addled sessions.
posted by deacon_blues at 1:44 PM on August 18, 2007


I'm listening to the Tweedy/Bennet bootleg right now and it is really great - fantastic audio quality and the song list is great too -- even an Uncle Tupelo song. Thanks, jonson. If anyone else has good bootleg-type links, they'd be great. I find archive.org and other sites to have just too much stuff of varied quality to wade through.
posted by Mid at 2:28 PM on August 18, 2007


I love jonson almost as much as I love the DownThemAll! extension.

Truly, we have become lazy. Previous to DtA, the idea of having to click on multiple links to receive free music was distressing. Thanks, Internet Gods!
posted by yerfatma at 2:38 PM on August 18, 2007


"You want a toot, Steve? A snort? It's going around," he asks Stevie Wonder

And Stevie, no doubt mindful that the tapes were running, had the good sense to let that question go unanswered.

Someone gave me a DAT (remember DAT?) of this same John/Paul/Stevie session back in the early 90's. I only listened to it once or twice, I think, because it struck me as such a mess, but now I'm thinking I must not have had all of it on that tape. At any rate, I don't remember Stevie doing so much vocal. I'll have to check this out. Thanks jonson.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:52 PM on August 18, 2007


Britt Daniel live from '04? You betcha, hey.
posted by Kinbote at 7:23 PM on August 18, 2007


Excellent post! Thanks for this. I'm listening to the Elliot Smith live covers right now, and man, some of them are fantastic. "Jealous Guy" is particularly good. The ones from the months before he killed himself are pretty heartbreaking, though.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:11 AM on August 19, 2007


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