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.
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).
Monday, 10 September 2018
Show 128 - Slade - Live At The Winterland, San Francisco - 6 May 1973
A great set from Slade from one of their many dates in the USA; a short set from when they were second on the bill to Humble Pie. The source is a bootleg with other tracks tacked on from a different gig - but I like the sets on here to represent individual gigs wherever possible, so this is just the 6 tracks from The Winterland.
It's a great recording anyway with just a couple of things that needed repairing before I could set the 30 band EQ loose on it. The EQ cleared the mix quite a bit and brought out the drums - this is a really powerful performance (well, Hear Me Calling isn't quite so much but once the sound guy had sorted out the mix they were off and rocking!) and, like Slade live always was, best played loud!
You can download this improved recording for free here as one 320 kbps MP3 file (you may be temporarily redirected to an ad - if you have adblocking software, please disable it for this page - the link will be available very shortly after). Or, if you would like to support the site with a small donation towards storage subscription and internet costs, in return you can have the show as separate, properly tagged MP3s or even lossless files in FLAC format; head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can do this.
Either way - enjoy the show! Incidentally - this site has some great pictures taken from a gig the night before at the same venue, along with a write up of the experience. Well worth a read while you're listening to the gig!
Hear Me Calling
Just A Little Bit
Keep On Rocking
Mama Weer All Crazee Now