September 18, 2008

Something Else #21: Odds And Ends

A mixture of various things on this final Musical Off-Day of 2008:
Bruce Springsteen - Fall 1981 - Almost 18 minutes of Springsteen feeling his way through what would become "Born In The USA" during the time he wrote the songs for Nebraska. Recorded at home with only his guitar and a tape recorder, this is an utterly fascinating look at the creative process, as Springsteen tries out various tempos and verses -- moving some lyrics around, getting rid of others, as the song slowly takes its now-familiar shape. (I've also included a demo called "Vietnam", which was apparently scrapped, but some of the melody and lyrical ideas were later used in BITUSA. Maybe listen to this one first.)

Bob Dylan - November 21, 2005 - He opens his encore at the Brixton Academy with a rough (and way too short) version of The Clash's "London Calling". The opening guitar is certainly recognizable, but I'll bet more than a few fans figured it was just another re-arrangement of a Dylan tune ... until he started singing.

Dylan - Dreamin' Of You - An outtake from "Time Out Of Mind", from his upcoming Bootleg Series release (downloaded from Dylan's website).

P.J. Harvey - November 13, 1999 - A cover of Dylan's "Shot of Love", recorded live in London.

REM - July 15, 2008 - Michael Stipe has some fun with the end of "Living Well Is The Best Revenge" during a Dresden soundcheck.

Long Ryders - August 9, 1986 - An amusing soundcheck fragment of "Looking For Lewis & Clark". (Though likely more amusing if you also know the original.)

Husker Du - June 4, 1984 - These guys often played "Love Is All Around" (the theme from The Mary Tyler Moore show, which was set in their home city) near the end of their shows. This comes from a show in Sweden and is played at a much slower pace than usual.

And some guy romps through a punky, f-bomb-laden version of one of his biggest hits at a mid-80s soundcheck.
Don't Forget To Explore: Archive.org (with 53,000+ concerts), TUBE, and Totally Fuzzy.

34 comments:

redsock said...

Note: I did not mention the last musician/song on purpose.

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Twins/Rays at 7
White Sox/Yankees at 7

phil said...

Minnesota takes an early 3-0 lead on a 3-run Kubel dong in the top of the first.

phil said...

But FKR quickly get a couple on base and look to hand it back.

phil said...

4-3 FKR so far.

Zenslinger said...

May have to DL it just to see what you're talking about. The Springsteen sounds interesting, too.

Does rapidshare cost you anything?

phil said...

5-3 FKR.

phil said...

5-4 FKR.

3-1 MFY.

phil said...

6-4 FKR.

phil said...

7-4 FKR.

Fucking Rays.

Jere said...

Two run single in the 7th, Twins cut Rays lead to 7-6.

phil said...

7-6 FKR after seven.

9-1 MFY.

phil said...

8-6 FKR. Longoria gets his third dong of the night.

phil said...

Twins tie it in the top of the 9th on a Casilla dong. 8-8

phil said...

Mauer double. No outs.

phil said...

Morneau IBB.

Jere said...

Tied at 8! And Minny looking for more in the ninth.

phil said...

Twins take the lead 9-8 after Everett (PH for Kubel) stops trying to bunt and hits a double.

Jere said...

9-8 Twins!!!!!!!!! 2nd and 3rd no out!

phil said...

Bradford in for Miller. Men on second and third; still no outs.

phil said...

Young singles. 10-8 Twins. Still no outs.

phil said...

11-8 on a Tolbert sac fly.

Jere said...

11-8 us!

phil said...

Young CS. 2 outs.

phil said...

Meanwhile the MFY won 9-2.

phil said...

Punto F3.

phil said...

Rays lose 11-8.

Jere said...

1.5 back! 5 run 9th for Twins to win it.

ish said...

Fucking Rays.
Fucking Twins.

Fuck!


That's what I thought when I looked at the top of the ESPN Scoreboard page and it showed Evan Longoria as the top performer in MLB, going 3 for 5, all dongs.

Then I scroll down, and I notice the Twins BEAT them 11-8!

redsock said...

Does rapidshare cost you anything?

I bought an annual account. So I don't have to wait x minutes until I can download a second file. Also, my files stay up forever. I think you can upload stuff with a free account, but they get deleted after a certain amount of no activity.

phil said...

Also, my files stay up forever.

Lots of your files from earlier threads have been deleted because of inactivity.

redsock said...

Really? I'm pretty sure that is not supposed to happen. I'll check it out when I have time.

I know the Van Morrison was deleted (though not by me) and I took down some huge files that were on the 1918 site (the 2004 radio b'casts).

L-girl said...

Long Ryders - August 9, 1986 - An amusing soundcheck fragment of "Looking For Lewis & Clark". (Though likely more amusing if you also know the original.)

Wow, that takes me back.

Zenslinger said...

Ha. "When Doves Scream" I have heard before. I'm not that big on the rehearsals, but that's kind of interesting. They're trying to start "The Beautiful Ones" at the end of that track.

redsock said...

I really like the rehearsals -- and the aftershows.