Tuesday, 8 August 2017

RE-UPLOAD: The Sisters Of Mercy - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium - 22.02.2009 (Flac)

Here's the first date of the 2009 Mechanized Europe Tour, upgraded to Flac. Excellent sound. Thanks to FC for sharing his recording.

Source: My MASTER DAT: Core Sound Stealthy Cardioids > Core Sound BB > Sony PCM M1 (44,1khz/16 bit)

Transfer: PCM M1 > Core Sound 7-Pin-To-Coax cable > M Audiophile 2496 (S/PDIF Digital In) > Adobe Audition 2.0 > CD Wave > TLH (flac #5)

01. Intro (Afterhours)
02. Crash & Burn
03. Ribbons
04. Train-Det.Boulevard
05. Alice
06. Marian
07. Flood I
08. Good Things
09. Summer
10. Dominion-Mother Russia
11. Floorshow
12. Anaconda
13. Logic
14. We Are The Same, Suzanne
15. This Corrosion
16. Neverland
17. Flood II
18. (audience)
19. Something Fast
20. Vision Thing
21. Lucretia
22. Top Nite Out
23. Temple of Love


Recorded on the middle of the first row on the balcony.



New Order - Cabaret Metro, Chicago IL USA - 30.06.1983 (Flac)

HUGE thanks to dcrumbaugh for share this pearl on Dime.

Original Info File:

Equipment/lineage:  who the hell knows -> space aliens -> A. -> CD-R -> Analog Loyalist mastering -> you

It’s not often something like this sort of falls in your lap.

June 30, 1983 was the hottest day of the year to date in Chicago.  The now-legendary venue Metro - then known as Cabaret Metro - had been open for roughly a year.  While I was just an 11 year old kid cavorting on a beach across Lake Michigan from Chicago that day - or most likely asleep in the summer cottage, considering the time - New Order finally made their debut appearance in Chicago.  Attendees say it was unbearably hot inside the Metro that night.  And allegedly even hotter on the stage.  That day, the high temperature reached near 100° F in Chicago and it had barely cooled as the evening went on.  Making matters worse, the band took nearly two hours to get on stage after the opening act, which made an uncomfortable and stinky audience even more strident.

The set starts out as your typical New Order set of the era would.  Things seem OK, maybe a bit rowdier crowd than normal, until late in the fourth song “Truth” when the sequencer starts to act up.  They launch straight into “Leave Me Alone” which ends uneventfully.  Then, the power goes out (as you’d have it).  A restless crowd begins complaining amongst itself, with audible complaints about sweat dripping into eyes, another mentioning rubbing ice all over their face, and vocalized thankfulness that they brought paper towels in.  Random sequencer bleats punctuate the rumbling crowd, as the roadies and venue staff try to get the power sorted.  Hooky mentions needing a shower.  Eventually, “Your Silent Face” starts.  It devolves into a unique and fascinating exposition on what a sequencer-using band does when the sequencers are failing mid song - Steve Morris jumps behind the drum kit far earlier than usual, and essentially drives the song to its skittering end as the sequencers never recover.  I think this take is spectacular and I think you’ll agree.

Barney then makes reference on stage to equipment and power problems, mentions the band’s just going to jam, and Steve then pounds out the drum riff for “Denial”.  Instead of jamming, the band then finishes the set with four straight sequencer-free tracks, ending on the majestic “In A Lonely Place” well into the wee hours of the morning.

There is no jamming, no acoustic “Blue Monday” despite the venue owner’s misremembered statements made over the years since.  It’s possible of course at some point these did exist and were edited out from this tape upstream, but I doubt it and all other recollections of this gig fail to mention any acoustic “Blue Monday” performances.

For the past 34 years, this set has been legendary in the New Order community due to the circumstances which befell it.  And a tape was never known to exist, nor a setlist for that matter.  With the 1980 Beach Club set, it was part of the Holy Grail pair of lost New Order sets.  That changes today.  The story of how this tape ultimately came to me is nearly as good as the story behind the gig, but to protect privacy I shall simply thank A. for this.  I believe this is from a 1st generation dub of the master, and whomever the actual taper is remains a complete mystery.


Chosen Time
The Village
Leave Me Alone
Your Silent Face
Age Of Consent
In A Lonely Place

Nine Inch Nails - Panorama Music Festival, New York, USA - 30.07.2017 (1080p)

HUGE Thanks to indykid for sharing on Dime.

Lineage: LIVE Webcast -> downloaded .ts segments (batch script) -> TSSplitter (join) -> FFmpeg (edit) -> .ts
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1920x1080 16:9 8700 Kbps 60.00 fps
Audio: AAC 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz stereo

Less Than
March of the Pigs
Something I Can Never Have
The Frail
The Wretched
Closer (with "The Only Time" interpolatin)
Copy of A
Gave Up
I Can't Give Everything Away (David Bowie cover)
The Lovers
The Great Destroyer
Burning Bright (Field on Fire)
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole


TRT = 01:26:03

Captured and uploaded to DIME by indykid.

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Captured and uploaded to DIME by indykid.

South of Watford TV Show - Positive Punk Documentary (MPG)

Thanks to the anonimous collaborator for sending me this video to share here.

Presented by Michael Moorcock

Featuring music and interviews with Siouxsie and the Banshees, Brigandage, Blood and Roses, Sex Pistols & The Clash.

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New Model Army - Woodstock Festival, Kostrzyn, Poland - 04.08.2017 (1080p)

Thanks to SBR1Z for sharing this capture on Dime.

Lineage: YouTube LIVE Webcast > Streamlink > FFmpeg > MKVToolNix GUI > .mkv

Video: H264/1920x1080p/25fps/4900Kbps
Audio: AAC/2.0/48KHz/128Kbps

Orange Tree Roads
Here Comes the War
Devil's Bargain
Angry Planet
Born Feral
51st State
Wonderful Way to Go
Green and Grey

Length: 01:04:35

Ministry - House of Blues, San Diego, CA, USA - 21.07.2017

AmeriKKKant Pre-release Show. HUGE Thanks to mixter_ for sharing on Dime.

Original Info File:

"Live: Necro Comic-Con"
Taper: mixter_

Lineage / Equipment:

Location: 3' from rail - far right - 10' from right ceiling stack -> 6.5' h -> at933's (4.7k dt mod) cards -> naiant pipsqueak pre (+4dB)
-> sony pcm-m10 (24/48) -> san disk mobile ultra 16gb class 10 micro sd - 48mb/s -> reader -> audition 3.0 (moderate level adjust
+7dB l / +9dB r - fades - normalization - de-clap process) -> har-bal 2.3 (slight e.q.) -> audition 3.0 (dither to 16/44.1) ->
cd wave editor (track split) -> tlh (flac level 8, etc...) -> DIME -> you -> sense of enjoyment -> sharing is caring -> support
the artist (yes) -XX convert to mp3 (no!!!).

Hey re-posters and bloggers: Keep It LossLess, please!


01. Punch In The Face
02. Rio Grande Blood
03. Señor Peligro
04. LiesLiesLies
05. Antifa
06. Waiting
07. Worthless
08. Bad Blood
09. N.W.O.
10. Just One Fix
11. Thieves
12. So What
13. "Encore Break"
14. Psalm 69
15. Filth Pig



Al Jourgensen – Lead Vocals, Commentary, Megaphone, Additional Guitar on 08-10, Harmonica on 15.
John Bechdel -  Keyboards, Synthesizers
Sin Quirin - Guitars
Cesar Soto - Guitar, Vocals
Jason Christopher - Bass, Vocals
Thomas Holtgreve - Drums

Uncredited - Turntables

Performance / Recording Notes:

Uncle Al and Co make their way to San Diego. One of the epicenters for the underground industrial / goth scene of the late 80's.
Al (quite falsely) presumes that the audience is full of a bunch of Comic-Con "nerds" that wandered in off the street. He makes a few chidding comments throughout the show, only to conclude by the end of the show, that the audience was quite good. I'm not sure if we got a shorter set than the SLO show the following night because of this. Nevertheless, the band comes out swinging (quite
literally) with the one-two punch of "Punch in the Face" and "Rio Grande Blood" followed by "Señor Peligro" and "LiesLiesLies" before coming up for air. Al looks the best he's looked over the past ten years or so. The constant supply of "medicinal" marijuana in L.A. seems to agree with Al. He nursed a single 16 oz can of Miller Lite throughout the show. For those of you who think this may
have soften the edges or rounded the corners from the performance, would be sorely mistaken. He takes no prisoners here as he stalks the stage for some 80 minutes and turns in a performance that rivals Lolla II in 1992, sans the burning mosh pit. This recording should satisfy most.

This was my first time seeing Ministry since 2006's "MasterBaTour" with a reconstituted RevCo. When I saw $10 tickets pop up on StubHub, I was pretty fucking determined to see these guys again. The only issue was enduring a 230 mile roundtrip drive to downtown San Diego during Comic-Con. I took nearly three hours to get there in Friday traffic, but it was still worth the trip. I was a bit disappointed to not hear "Kyber Pass" and "Stigmata". Apparently Al hates the song (latter) now, although I haven't read his book yet.

A pretty solid pull off the right stack. A bit of EQ was performed to recover some of the bass that was a bit lacking over the wall of guitars. Minimal amount of crowd noise as to be expected from a stack tape for such a loud show. I had to declap some areas especially "So What" when a guy behind me decided to "contribute". On a side note, thanks for dialing back the strobelights, Al. When
I saw them 11 years ago, I had to stop watching the show. I didn't want to wind up on the floor with my wallet in my mouth.


The oldies: "N.W.O.", "Just One Fix", "So What", "Thieves" and "Psalm 69". The new track "Antifa" from the forthcoming "AmeriKKKant" complete with leather clad biker chicks swinging red and black flags around was pretty cool as well. Al pleads "WE ARE NOT SNOWFLAKES!"
If he's referring to millenials, as a whole, then I have to respectfully disagree. Still, enough of them left their safe spaces to come see the show. ;-)

The Debate:

I remmeber nearly 30 years ago, my cousin told me how much he liked Motley Crue because they were so fucking hardcore. Keep in mind, that this conversation took place years before "Hardcore", "Thrash", and "Death Metal" were in the common lexicon. Sure there were some speedy guitarists out there (Yngvie, anyone?) but nobody, I mean nobody, had a live show like "Ministry". The ferocity of punk combined with the wall of sound of industrial and heavy metal guitar riffs thrown in for good measure created something dark, sinister and foreboding. I told my cousin that the guys from Motley Crue were "pussies" or something to that effect. He said: "No way. These guys drink Jack and do a lotta coke and trash hotel rooms." I think I said, "I'm pretty sure that Zeppelin did all that shit 15 years ago."
"Besides if you're truly hardcore you don't wear pink scarves AND the guy from Ministry does speed and shoots heroin." I later said "Ministry performs behind a chain link fence in order to protect the audience." He said, "WHAAAAT???" I said, "Yeah, if you go to one of their shows, you still might get KILLED!" He said, "WOW! NO SHIT!!!" And so began the legend...

"And lets not forget his wild life and crazy antics (Al Jourgensen) that make Motley Crue look like school boys." - James Currie

Bill Burr weighs in (albeit late) on the debate...


Your Weekend Forecast:


Please support the band by purchasing their forthcoming album AmeriKKKant, grab one of the few remaining copies of "Live - Necronomicon" or by going to see them on tour this fall...



Crystal Castles - Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago, USA - 04.08.2017 (1080p)

Thanks to the original uploader on Dime.

Lineage: YouTube Webcast -> FFmpeg (capture & edit) -> Uncompressed.ts

Video: H264 / 1920x1080 / 4000 Kbps / 30 Fps
Audio: AAC 2.0 / 128 Kbps / 48.0 KHz / Stereo

Length: 00:55:53

Help wanted

RE-UPLOAD: Head of David - Peel Sessions - 1986-1989 (MP3)

Head of David is one of those unique bands whose sound is difficult to catalogue, usually described as an industrial rock / stoner band. These are all the Peel session they recorded and you can really hear the band maturing until their third session, composed solely from songs from their "Dustbowl"album, where the band reached it's creative peak. Every record they've released is (sadly) very difficult to find, but when you hear them, you can't help recognise that they were at least a decade ahead of their time.

Peel Session - 24.01.1986

01. Snuff Rider M.C.
02. Joyride Burning X
03, Shadow Hills California
04. Newly Shaven Saint

Peel Session - 23.09.1986
05. Jack Nicholson
06. Pierced All Over
07. Metal Texas Psych Out

Peel Session - 07.07.1987
08. Tequila
09. Snake Domain
10. Skin Drill
11. Bugged

Peel Session - 28.05.1989

12. Moonshine
13. Caprice
14. Wildweed
15. Snake Hands Forever

RE-UPLOAD: Lisa Gerrard - Mietta's Restaurant, Melbourne, Australia - 04.05.1992 (Flac)

Good sound. Huge Thanks to Ronan for sharing this recording here.


01. Celon
02. Song Of Sophia
03. Maeja
04. Polsk Yoke
05. Tristan
06. Saldeck
07. Yulunga
08. Swans
10. Rovaj
11. Batiki Song
12. Naivaina
13. Tristan
14. Lyndra
15. Mosteiro
16. Majha's Book

RE-UPLOAD: My Life With The Thrill Kult - Blondie's, Detroit, Michigan, USA - 28.07.2010 (Flac)

Very Good sound, Thanks to gladcarrot for sharing his recording.

Recorder: Sharp MD SR60 Mic: Sony ECM-DS70P
Lineage: MD --> Audacity --> WAV (44,100 Hz, 16 bit, mono) --> dBpoweramp (compression level 8) --> FLAC

Original Info File:

Pepper Somerset was not in the lineup which was unfortunate, but it was great to see Levi again.  He did not play with TKK when I saw them last in 2008.  Both the temperature and humidity were in the 90s that night and everyone was dripping with sweat.
With all the band members wet and shiney in the lights, you couldn't help but notice what surprisingly good shape Groovie Mann was in and just how much of a bad ass Charles Levi is.  This made it all the more unfortunate that Pepper Somerset was not there on stage with them.  There needs to be more than 3 people onstage for a Thrill Kill Kult show!


01 And This Is What The Devil Does
02 Do You Fear (For Your Child)?
03 Nervous Xians (Things of the Flesh?)
04 The Days of Swine and Roses
05 Rivers of Blood, Years of Darkness
06 Witchpunkrockstar
07 Kooler Than Jesus
08 Sex on Wheelz
09 A Daisy Chain 4 Satan
10 Cuz It's Hot

duration: 52:38

Groovie Mann: Vocals
Buzz McCoy: Keyboards, samples
Charles Levi: bass

Taped and uploaded to Dimeadozen 8/2/10 by gladcarrot