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. If you want the shows in lossless format, or as separate tagged files, head over to the Rewards for Donations page and see how you can get a lot for very little!

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, 21 August 2016

Show 75: The Runaways - Live at The Agora, Cleveland, Ohio - 19 July 1976


Another band being featured for the first time on Live and Loud! This time it’s The Runaways, an all girl 5 piece group formed in 1975 in Los Angeles, California, featuring a very young Joan Jett and Lita Ford. Between 1975 and their last gig at the end of 1978, they released 4 studio albums and underwent several lineup changes but it’s the lineup that recorded the first album you can hear on this one.

That first album, called The Runaways, was released in June 1976 and in support of that the band played a number of dates in the USA - including this one, featuring not only songs from the first album but also a couple from their second which wouldn't be released until the following year. Originally broadcast on FM radio in the USA, this recording was basically sound but rather flat and with a few clicks and noises in it; its responded well to some repairs, EQ and mastering tools and really does sound superb!

The show is now available for free download HERE as 1 MP3 file. Or, if you would like to have separate tagged MP3s, or even lossless files in FLAC format, head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs.

Setlist
California Paradise
Cherry Bomb
Take it or Leave it
Secrets
You Drive me Wild
C'mon
Blackmail
Wild Thing
Don't Use Me
Rock and Roll
Is it Day or Night?
Johnny Guitar
Dead End Justice

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