Friday, November 30, 2007

QUEEN - London, England 1975

In recognition of the -- possibly unfortunate -- fact that Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen have recorded their first new song in over a decade (well, at least it's for a good cause) here...

I hereby post a prime FM broadcast from Christmas Eve of the year 1975, post-A Night at the Opera when Queen truly exploded upon the world stage. Sound quality is exquisite, as befits a Westwood One "Superstar Concert Series" program. As they say, it's a blinder!

Long live Freddie, and hats off to Professor/Chancellor/All-Around Genius Brian May, CBE and Ph.D.
Hammersmith Odeon - London - December 24, 1975 (FMB)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

VINA: The "O.G." Orion Slave Girl

For those of you wondering how Green Alien Chick got its name, I give you...VINA!

VAN HALEN - "Zero": Gene Simmons Demos (1976) NEW LINK @320!!!

Alright, fine -- uno mas VH post (for the moment). If you don't know the story, looky here...or Googlize it.

Sound quality is perfect for a 30-some-odd-year-old demo tape.

NOTE: Below is a new link as of November 20, 2009; the files come in .m4a format but are easily converted in iTunes to 320 kbps mp3. (Just click the files to play and then, in iTunes, right-click on each one and select "Create MP3 Version.")

Believe me, it's worth it: the audio on this thing is absolute perfection!

"Zero": The Gene Simmons Demos (STU @320 kbps)

Monday, November 26, 2007

VAN HALEN - Manchester and Hanley, England 1978

More early Van Halen shows? Why the heck not. These two nifties are from the same week of that first U.K. tour in early summer 1978 (opening for the galumphing, last-legged Black Sabbath I believe) - May 22nd in at the Apollo in Manchester and May 23rd at Victoria Hall in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Sound quality is comparable to the previous post -- that is to say, rawkin' good.

Apollo - Manchester, England - May 22, 1978 (SBD)

Victoria Hall - Hanley, England - May 23, 1978 (SBD)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

VAN HALEN - Ipswich, England 1978

Welcome, rock lovers of Earth! My first post on my spanky new rockin' boot blog.

So why not celebrate the experience, just last night, of seeing Diamond David Lee Roth front Van Halen for the first time since the spring of 1984 ?

Gaumont Theatre - Ipswich, England - May 28, 1978 (SBD)