Welcome - About Live and Loud!

Live and Loud! began as a fortnightly internet radio show in 2012 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 - these can also be made to sound better than ever.

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. If you want to support the site with a small donation, you can receive the shows as either separate MP3s or FLACs (your choice) - head over to the Rewards for Donations page and see how you can get a lot for very little!

If you want to email me, an email link is in my profile in a link in the side panel.

And finally... These are great fun to listen to but DO NOT replace original releases - support these artists and buy their music.
There is nothing 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 (as a couple have been already).

Sunday 7 February 2016

The future of Live and Loud! is right here

Hi all. We did have some technical issues with broadcasting the latest Live and Loud! show (the Bowie 1996 show which is already proving really popular) and so I've taken the decision that Live and Loud! shows will be uploaded to here directly when they're ready, rather than on internet radio first.

Keep in touch with announcements by either bookmarking/saving this site as a favourite, or following me on Twitter, or if you're on Facebook, there's a Flip Martian page you can like, and/or a group to join. All latest shows will be posted there when ready.

Live and Loud! continues to be popular - this archive now has over 39000 hits and there have been over 15000 downloads. So stay tuned, lots to come, as I've noted in posts before. Next up, in about 10 days time - The Sex Pistols, from 1978. And do keep letting me know what you think of shows, and indeed, if you have any requests - I've had requests recently for Big Country and Crowded House, and they're both coming soon.


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