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, 4 November 2016

Show 84: Devo - Live at Wollman Skating Rink Central Park New York - 21 July 1980


Another outing for Devo, and this is a really energetic performance from the original spud boys! Their 3rd album - Freedom of Choice - had just been released in May 1980 and Devo went on a tour in support of the album which lasted from May until August and included dates in Japan, mainland Europe, the UK, the USA and Canada. This was also the tour which saw them wearing the famous red energy domes for the first time.

This recording was in generally good shape but had a couple of weird moments with noise lasting several seconds over the recording, which took some getting rid of. After that I spent a few hours with EQ which has really paid dividends, giving clarity and power to all the instruments. I finished off with some mastering tools and I'm sure you'll enjoy the end result. 20 tracks of brilliance as the energy levels get pumped up.

The show is now available to download exclusively for free here.

Setlist
Freedom Of Choice Theme
Whip It
Snowball
It's Not Right
Girl U Want
Planet Earth
S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain)
Secret Agent Man
Pink Pussycat
Blockhead
Satisfaction
Uncontrollable Urge
Mongoloid
Be Stiff
Gates of Steel
Freedom of Choice
Jocko Homo
Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA
Gut Feeling / Slap Your Mammy
Come Back Jonee

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