Can I have your sound?
May 5, 2005 11:15 AM   Subscribe

The Bootleg Browser. Links to live shows from almost 350 artists.
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket (18 comments total)
Linky no work for me.
posted by fenriq at 11:27 AM on May 5, 2005

It worked for me but there were no Bad Plus shows.
posted by matildaben at 11:30 AM on May 5, 2005

great find!
posted by fingers_of_fire at 11:36 AM on May 5, 2005

Second time was the charm and it was worth the second try, this is awesome!

I'm off to see if they've got some cool obscure stuff.
posted by fenriq at 11:47 AM on May 5, 2005

good find, Mr Bucket! Quick access to my favorite show of the year (Phish 8/12/2004, last show before Coventry [check out: YEM> Ghost>Maze >Catapult >Maze or the eery jam at the last ten minutes of Scents and Subtle Sounds])

Also... forget not,, and

this is the future of music as far as I'm concerned... eventually, labels/handlers are going to discover that a band that can hold it's own in a live show is a far better investment than blowing $100k on a band in studio with a high chance they'll break up before they're done.

I don't think it should be too surprising that Phish made $18 m last year and only sold 120k albums, while Outkast only made $10m. One band gave away their music for free, and one artist has his panties in a wad over file-sharing
posted by trinarian at 11:47 AM on May 5, 2005

Now that Sharing the Groove and EZTree are gone, this is extra nice.
posted by caddis at 11:53 AM on May 5, 2005 I didn't know that Elton John was in Outkast

and I liked phish better the first time, back when they were called BOSTON
posted by Swampjazz! at 12:08 PM on May 5, 2005

this kind of gets to my idea that perhaps we should start looking at music vertically instead of horizontally... if you really like a band, you'll pay for either a superbly produced recording of a live show, full fidelity CD, or go out and see them when they come to town. 128kbs mp3's should be looked at for what they are - samplers.

Swampjazz!: you're right... every band that has found success in selling out live shows should be looked at as a rehash of a mediocre 80's arena rock band. Ever notice how much Outkast sounds like Miles Davis... ohh those silly colored experimentalists!
posted by trinarian at 12:18 PM on May 5, 2005

Ooh, excellent, thanks!
posted by carter at 12:29 PM on May 5, 2005

They don't have The Clash, but they DO have the Spin Doctors. Which is awesome because I've very nearly worn out my copy of "Swampbelly Groove." I hope that wicked show from August of '93 in Utica. The one where you think they're not going to do "Two Princes" and then Bang! Second encore!
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:32 PM on May 5, 2005

Rocket from the Crypt, people!

Nice find!
posted by badger_flammable at 12:55 PM on May 5, 2005

Looks similar to Bootleg, which apparently isn't being updated any more.
posted by jmackin at 1:42 PM on May 5, 2005

Many thanks.
posted by googly at 1:50 PM on May 5, 2005

Very cool, but their coverage is Devo, and they miss several sites devoted to Ween. I'm certain that as the site becomes more popular, these issues will be fixed. Perhaps they just don't like Bit Torrent.

Caddis: Dimeadozen has temporarily replaced Easytree, although they seem to be having more legal trouble lately.
posted by schyler523 at 1:54 PM on May 5, 2005

Very good link, I found a few interesting songs.
But the link to the Radiohead cover by The Darkness didn"t work. :-(
posted by anni at 3:20 PM on May 5, 2005

Oh shit. All of this crap is MP3s. Who wants that garbage? That is why I miss ETree and Sharing the Groove. They had concerts in full fidelity.
posted by caddis at 6:27 PM on May 5, 2005

caddis ... some of these recordings probably wouldn't be worth full fidelity ... such as the led zeppelin sept 70 i just downloaded ... recorded on someone's tape from the audience ... not bad ... but it's not going to sound like a cd anyway

kind of a pity ... so far this is hot
posted by pyramid termite at 10:17 PM on May 5, 2005

wow. I missed this until today.
posted by Busithoth at 10:42 AM on May 6, 2005

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