Saturday, May 25, 2019


artist: PISS JAR (Oakland/Berkeley, California, USA)
venue: 924 Gilman Street
location: Berkeley, California, USA
date: ?? 199?
length: 13 minutes

Friday, May 24, 2019


artist: BAD BRAINS (Washington, DC, USA)
venue: Max's Kansas City
location: New York City, New York, USA
date: ?? February 1979
length: 45 minutes

Notable not only for their well documented screaming energy, but for the hilariously long gaps in between songs. 30 seconds is an eternity on stage when nothing is happening, but I guess when you go that hard you need a break every now and then...or after almost every song? Pretty sure that the version of "I" that opens this collection is from a different set, and it sounds like this recording was likely mixed from the board. I can't imagine that this set isn't floating around the internet already, but here it is again...worth your time if only for Dr. Know's scathing guitar, which was apparently on absolute fukkn fire in February 1979. 

Monday, May 20, 2019


artist: ARTIMUS PYLE (San Francisco, California, USA)
venue: ??
location: ??
date: 09 September 2000
length: 13 minutes

Recorded at the wedding reception and/or party for Adam and Josie, the main folks responsible for keeping Mission Records alive in San Francisco against all odds (and, likely, better judgement). Chances are good this was recorded at Mission Records, but I can't be sure. "Smash The State" cuts off at the end of the first side of the tape, also - I really like that one Lisa Stansfield song. 

Friday, May 17, 2019


artist: HEARTBREAKERS (New York City, New York, USA)
venue: Mothers
location: New York City, New York, USA
date: 28 December 1975
length: 30 minutes

If the sticker on the tape is correct, this was recorded at the height of HEARTBREAKERS' initial run in 1975. The set is loose (as one would expect), and features killer versions of "Love Comes In Spurts" and "Blank Generation," in case you ever doubted that Hell was cooler than Thunders. Left channel is spotty for the first few tracks.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


artist: IGNITION (Washington, DC, USA)
venue: AJZ
location: Bielefeld, GERMANY
date: 27 November 1987
length: 43 minutes


Sunday, May 12, 2019


artist: THE CURE (Crawley, West Sussex, ENGLAND)
location: Amsterdam, Paris, ??
date: 1979/1980
length: 80 minutes

A live set from Amsterdam, perhaps recorded in 1980. Quality here starts off pretty poor, but clears up a couple of minutes into the first track, though it stays rather tinny. I suspect this was initially recorded to cassette from a radio broadcast. Three early versions of tracks from PORNOGRAPHY follow, and then an oft traded French television performance from 1979 (which is clearly the real gem here - particularly Robert Smith's guitar wizardry in "Killing An Arab").

Thursday, May 9, 2019


artist: SEIZED (Montreal, Quebec, CANADA)
venue: 924 Gilman Street
location: Berkeley, California, USA
date: 01 January 1999
length: 38 minutes


Sunday, May 5, 2019


artist: COSMIC PSYCHOS (Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA)
venue: Melbourne University
location Melbourne, Victoria,  Australia
date: 01 June 1988
length: 22 minutes

Tape of a live show broadcast on 3-LO FM Radio. Absolutely blistering show, complete with a few censor beeps during the dirty bits. 

Thursday, May 2, 2019


artist: THE NUNS (San Francisco, California, USA)
venue: Mabuhay Gardens
location: San Francisco, California, USA
date: 19 December 1987
length: 47 minutes

No question that the late 1980s were ten years remived from the most important era for THE NUNS, but save the ill advised "Gimme Danger" cover, this set is still shit hot. Even though it was recorded a year after the release of Rumania, it seems obvious that the band new what their fans wanted. Also - Alejandro Escovedo was a founding member of THE NUNS, which attaches their legacy to SANTANA, RANK & FILE, SHIELA E., THE ZEROS and who the fukk knows how many others. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019


artist: CRIME DESIRE (San Diego, California, USA)
venue: Standards
location: Vista, California, USA
date: ??
length: 20 minutes