Welcome - About Live and Loud!

Live and Loud! began as a fortnightly internet radio show taking old unreleased live concert recordings I could find and working to repair and improve them - fixing tape hiss, noise, tape drop out, clicks, speed variations, defects - before improving the sound quality by EQing the sound to bring out the instruments as clearly as possible. These are now made directly available to download for free to reach as many fans of the music as possible.

Depending on the quality of the original recording, these can often be made to sound almost like commercial recordings - but of course I can't guarantee that for every show. What I can guarantee is it will sound far better than the original files available which have been floating around the internet and on bootleg recordings for many years.

Almost all are either "soundboard" recordings taken directly from the mixing desk used at the gig on the night - or old FM radio recordings. A few gigs, if they are of special historical importance, make an appearance even if they were recorded from the audience.

Do your ears a favour and listen on headphones or good speakers to get most benefit - laptop speakers will always sound pretty poor by comparison.

All shows still available are listed, including a link to download the remastered show for free.

These are great fun to listen to but DO NOT replace original releases - support these artists and buy their music.
There is nothing here you can go and buy in a regular record store here. If a gig is made available as a regular release, then it will be removed.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Show 19: Blondie - Paradise Ballroom, Boston, USA - 27 May 1978


Raw performance (and recording!) of Blondie from just before they really hit the big time. An FM radio recording, the quality was pretty muddy but some EQ has brought it out a bit and cleared things a little and while its still not high fidelity, its a great, raw record of a band about to go global.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).


Playlist
01. X Offender
02. Detroit 442
03. A Shark in Jet's Clothing
04. In The Sun
05. (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear
06. Denise
07. Fan Mail
08. Look Good In Blue
09. Man Overboard
10. Cautious Lip
11. I'm On E
12. I Didn't Have The Nerve To Say No
13. In The Flesh
14. Kidnapper
15. Rip Her To Shreds
16. Youth Nabbed As Sniper
17. I'm Gonna Love You Too
18. Jet Boy
19. Kung Fu Girls

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