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The Ultimate Bootleg Experience is an ecclectic mp3 blog dedicated to live boots with a good number of posts up, and the links in the archives seem to stay live for quite a while.
posted by jonson (19 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Dokken - 1987 - Philadelphia (soundboard)

Sometimes the internet just isn't fast enough.

seriously - great find, jonson.
posted by item at 4:02 PM on November 13, 2007


Are you kidding? It's been ALMOST long enough that I'm ready to hear some Dokken again. Almost.
posted by jonson at 4:05 PM on November 13, 2007


mumble grumble rapidshare grumble mumble
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 4:20 PM on November 13, 2007


Aw, taking a nice boot and turning it into lossy, how sad.

Also, isn't this the sort of link that could potentially bring the vicious Cease and Desist brigades down on mathowie's neck in, like, a nanosecond?
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:24 PM on November 13, 2007


I'm pretty sure it's the UBE that's got to worry about the C&D. We've had links to all sorts of mp3 blogs previously.
posted by cortex at 4:31 PM on November 13, 2007


Aw, taking a nice boot and turning it into lossy, how sad.

Taking an old concert recorded in analogue and pretending you can tell the difference between it being encoded at 256kbps and encoded in FLAC. How sad.
posted by Jimbob at 4:49 PM on November 13, 2007


Taking an old concert recorded in analogue and pretending you can tell the difference between it being encoded at 256kbps and encoded in FLAC. How sad.

Being unable to distinguish frequencies above 15kHz. How sad.

For stuff that is only really distributed via trades and the internet and for which 'original' (lossless) sources are scarce (i.e. silver CDs, or master tapes), there is every reason for the trading community to stress the importance of preserving fidelity in distribution.

It would suck if the only way you could hear Beatles' albums was an mp3 encoding of a fourth generation cassette dubbed off a warped Bulgarian LP pressing. Why should their outtakes be treated any differently.
posted by anazgnos at 4:56 PM on November 13, 2007


There is every reason for the trading community to stress the importance of preserving fidelity in distribution.

You know the thing about mp3 blogs?

They distribute mp3s.
posted by Jimbob at 5:01 PM on November 13, 2007


Pulling down some Dinosaur Jr. reunion boots. Looks like there's something for everybody here - bookmarked.
RAPIDSHARE CAN BITE ME
posted by porn in the woods at 5:16 PM on November 13, 2007


I'm pretty sure it's the UBE that's got to worry about the C&D. We've had links to all sorts of mp3 blogs previously.

Glad to hear it, and in any case, even though the RIAA has, insanely, been known to consider the availability of any music whatsoever that they're not selling us to be "piracy," they seem to be so busy suing Minnesotans or whoever that they don't have the time or inclination to get pissy about most concert boots. Yet.
posted by FelliniBlank at 5:40 PM on November 13, 2007


Even though the sound quality is definitely wanting, I am totally enjoying Van Morrison - 1974-06-30 - Casino de Montreux. Genius shines through regardless of technology- I've heard many, many worse sounding concerts in person.

Thanks for the link.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 5:54 PM on November 13, 2007


Being unable to distinguish frequencies above 15kHz. How sad.

Oh this should be fun...
  • Trying to play FLACs in your car on your way to work... on your MP3 player... on your MP3-reading CD player... on your own computer without codecs... How quiet.
  • Trying to get a copy of a bootleg of your favorite band but being blocked at the gate by a bunch of asshats demanding a full audio lineage, complete with documentation, certification and notarization before you are accepted into the small cadre of the Upper Echelon, Most Elite of Boot collectors that simply refuse to share what they themselves only received through sharing... How fucking maddening.
  • Thinking 256kbps encodes cut off 15kHz+ freqencies... how wrong.
  • Etc.
If tapers were really concerned with audio preservation for posterity's sake (audio lineage, no lossy-codecs, etc.) they'd open their forums and their trackers to the public. But they're not interested in that. What they're really interested in, like any collector, is having shit that you don't have but want very badly, just so they can turn around and say "No!" like the fucking socially-retarded children they are.

Ask anyone who ever followed around the Dead or Phish or the like... ask them, "Who are the most annoying people at shows?" and the answer is almost universally Tapers. They're the ones that yell shhh! and "SHUT UP!" during the quiet parts of fan-favorites because they don't want your cheering to interfere with their otherwise "perfect" master recording.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:27 PM on November 13, 2007 [2 favorites]


Oh, and thanks to the OP for the link!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:31 PM on November 13, 2007


Aw, taking a nice thread and making it all deraily, how crass. Sorry, and thanks for the post, jonson.
posted by FelliniBlank at 5:24 AM on November 14, 2007


The Led Zep boot from 1973 (New York) is just about perfect.

Thanks for the post.
posted by grabbingsand at 7:24 AM on November 14, 2007



If tapers were really concerned with audio preservation for posterity's sake (audio lineage, no lossy-codecs, etc.) they'd open their forums and their trackers to the public.


http://www.purelivegigs.com/


http://www.thetradersden.org


http://www.dimeadozen.org/ (they have a cap on membership, but I've never heard of anybody with a little persistence not getting in after a day or so)

http://www.zombtracker.the-zomb.com


http://bt.etree.org/ (totally open, no registration required even)

All you have to do nowadays is dip your pole in the water.
I started with zero too, and no clue about lineage, etc. Now I've got...a lot of stuff.
posted by anazgnos at 10:36 AM on November 14, 2007


Thanks for the links, anazgnos, that's awesome.

I hereby officially redact point number two.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:51 PM on November 14, 2007


I loves my bootlegs but despise Rapidshare for all they stand for.

sharebee.com is the way to go, if only the word would get around...
posted by Fupped Duck at 4:21 PM on November 14, 2007


whats the jenny with rapidshare?
posted by criticalbill at 6:32 AM on November 20, 2007


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