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).

Friday, 27 December 2019

All Shows Now Advertising Popup Free Forever.

As per the title really - all show and radio session links are now totally free of advertising popups once again - and they're staying that way. The advertising server could have been a good idea - but ended up getting in the way of enjoying the music and actually making gigs inaccessible to some, so they're gone, and won't be coming back.

Now, if there's a show you want, just click on where it says to click, and save the file to your device. Simple. With shows from all these artists so far, what are you waiting for?!
Live and Loud! returns in early January with a remaster of a 1982 live show by Culture Club. Until then - Happy New Year.

Thursday, 26 December 2019

More Download Links Now Ad-Free (Shows 81-100)

As per the previous 2 posts, I've been working on getting the links ad-free again. Shows 1-80 are listed in those previous posts and now 81-100 (plus the first 3 radio sessions I repaired too) have been done.

These are listed below for ease of reference; so if there are any you want, grab them free of those damn ad popups...! Just search for the artist name down the right of the page to bring up all shows by them. Only the Skids show from these has been revisited recently (highlighted in bold), so if you missed that new version, grab it now:

Show 81: Tears For Fears - Live at Hammersmith Palais London - 18 April 1983
Show 82: Split Enz - Live at Hammersmith Odeon London - 27 September 1980
Show 83: Vangelis - Live in Rotterdam - 18 June 1991
Show 84: Devo - Live at Wollman Skating Rink Central Park New York - 21 July 1980
Show 85: Thomas Dolby - Live at Dominion Theatre London - 28 February 1984
Show 86: The Human League - Live at Festival of Fools Amsterdam - 10 June 1980
Show 87: David Bowie - Live At The Public Auditorium Cleveland - 25 November 1972

Radio Prog 1: Nash The Slash CBC FM August 1979

Show 88: Gary Numan - Live At The Ritz Theatre New York - 26 Oct 1982
Show 89: Jean Michel Jarre - La Defense Paris - 14 July 1990
Show 90: Duran Duran - Capitaine Video Club Paris - 8 September 1981
Show 91: Crowded House - Bottom Line New York - 22 March 1987

Radio Prog 2: Kraftwerk: HR1 Frankfurt Radio Concert 25 January 1974

Show 92: Sisters of Mercy - Trojan Horse The Hague - 26 May 1984
Show 93: Blancmange - The Paradiso Amsterdam - 9 April 1983

Radio Prog 3: Depeche Mode: BBC Studio Session 11 June 1981
 
Show 94: The Skids - The Odeon, Edinburgh - 7 September 1979
Show 95: Dramatis - Paris Theatre London - May 1982
Show 96: Fatal Charm - Paris Theatre London - 1981
Show 97: Average White Band - Belmont Park New York - 23 July 1978
Show 98: Yellow Magic Orchestra - Shinjuku Kouseinenkin Hall, Tokyo - 7 May 1980
Show 99: Ultravox - Live on German TV - 1976 or 1977
Show 100: Depeche Mode - Paris Theatre London - 10 Feb 1982

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Christmas 2019 Site Update - and More Ads Removed

The next new show will be up sometime over the Christmas period and will feature Culture Club, in a show from 1982.

In other news I'm still working to get all the download links reset and ad-free by 2020 - New Year, new start. That's the aim, anyway. Shows 41-80 are now ad free again and are listed below!

In the meantime, thanks to all of you who have downloaded, enjoyed, expressed gratitude and especially to those who have kept the site running by donating. Merry Christmas to all of you, and a peaceful and healthy 2020.

So - the file links for Shows 1 to 80 are now free of advertising popups and will take you directly to the file for the show. 1-40 were posted in the previous update, so here are 41-80. Shows in bold have been upgraded in 2018 and 2019, so if you missed them, grab them without any annoying popups:

Show 41: Pet Shop Boys - Live at Wembley - 9 June 1991
Show 42: The Police - Live at The Budokan Japan - 2 Feb 1981
Show 43: Japan, the final concert - Nagoya, Japan - 16 December 1982
Show 44: Ultravox - Live in Philadelphia USA - 23 February 1979
Show 45: Depeche Mode - Live at Hammersmith Odeon - 3 November 1984
Show 46: A Flock of Seagulls - Top Rank, Brighton, UK - 1 May 1983
Show 47: Eurythmics - Night Moves, Glasgow - 25 Feb 1983
Show 48: The Human League - Kant Kino, Berlin - 23 November 1980
Show 49: Siouxsie and The Banshees - Janus Landing, St Petersburg, Florida - 22 August 1987

Show 50: Marilyn Manson - Docklands Arena, London - 24 January 2001
Show 51: Devo - The Walker Centre, Minneapolis - 3 November 1978
Show 52: Kate Bush - Manchester Apollo - April 1979

Show 53: ABC - Live at The Musikhalle, Hamburg - 2 February 1983
Show 54: The Police - Roxy Theatre, San Diego, USA - 16 May 1979
Show 55: Depeche Mode - Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan - 8 April 1985

Show 56: The Beach Boys - Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California - 1 August 1964
Show 57: Ultravox - Hammersmith Odeon, London - 7 June 1984
Show 58: Japan - Live at Budokan, Tokyo - 6 March 1979
Show 59: The Specials - Live at The Lyceum, London - 2 December 1979
Show 60: David Bowie - Live at Bridge School Festival - 19 and 20 October 1996

Show 61: Sex Pistols - Live at The Great Southeast Music Hall - 5 January 1978
Show 62: The Ramones - Live at City Hall Plaza San Francisco - 8 June 1979
Show 63: Kraftwerk - Live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon - 21 September 1975
Show 64: Big Country - Live at Opry House, Austin Texas - 22 March 1984
Show 65: Depeche Mode - Rafters Manchester - 5 August 1981
Show 66: Blondie - Live at Hammersmith Odeon London - 12 January 1980
Show 67: Nash The Slash - Live at The Edge Toronto - 15 February 1980
Show 68: Simon and Garfunkel - Live at John Hopkins University Baltimore - 21 October 1966
Show 69: Slade - Live at The Showplace Dover NJ - 30 July 1976

Show 70: B-Movie - Live at Rock City Nottingham - 21 February 1981
Show 71 - Elvis Presley - Live at International Hotel Las Vegas - 3 August 1969
Show 72 - Joy Division - Live at Effenaar Eindhoven The Netherlands - 18 January 1980
Show 73: Ultravox - Live at The Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles - 30 December 1979
Show 74: Mesh - Live at The Sala Bikini Barcelona - 22 June 2002
Show 75: The Runaways - Live at The Agora, Cleveland, Ohio - 19 July 1976
Show 76: Crowded House - Live at The Albani Club Winterthur Switzerland - 28 October 1991
Show 77: OMD - Live at The Electric Ballroom London - 7 December 1979
Show 78: Gary Numan - Live at The Hammersmith Odeon London - 14 October 1983
Show 79: Tangerine Dream - Live at The Reichstag Berlin - 1 August 1987
Show 80: A Flock of Seagulls - Live at The Metro Club Boston - 4 August 1982

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Site Update - More Ads Removed

Progress has been pretty slow on new shows this year - all due to ill health and other factors getting in the way. It is what it is and couldn't be helped.

Hopefully 2020 will see far more (certainly got loads to do!). The next show will hopefully be before Xmas but thanks to a temporary back injury I can't sit at my studio PC at the moment.

In other news, the file links for Shows 1 to 40 are now free of advertising popups and will take you directly to the file for the show. Shows in bold have been upgraded in 2018 and 2019, so if you missed them, grab them without any annoying popups:

Show 1: Depeche Mode at Hammersmith Odeon 1983
Show 2: OMD - at Glasgow Apollo 1983
Show 3: Bauhaus In Boston 2005
Show 5: Gary Numan In New York Feb 1980
Show 6: Ultravox at Crystal Palace Bowl 1981
Show 8: Boomtown Rats at Middlesex Polytechnic 1978
Show 10: Kraftwerk MOMA New York 2012
Show 11: Depeche Mode - Glasgow Tiffanys 1982
Show 12: Duran Duran November 1982
Show 13: The Sweet in Berlin 1976
Show 15: Talk Talk In Salamanca, Spain, 1986

Show 16: Ultravox at The Marquee, 1978
Show 17: The Comsat Angels, In Rotterdam, 1983
Show 18: Abba, in 1979
Show 19: Blondie, In Boston, May 1978
Show 21: Depeche Mode, Live at Crocs 1981/Bridgehouse, London - 1980
Show 22: Simple Minds Live at Werchter Festival Belgium - 1983
Show 23: Devo Live at The Orpheum Theatre Boston USA - 11 Nov 1982
Show 24: Mike Oldfield Live at The Sporthalle Cologne Germany - 2 Nov 1982
Show 25: Teardrop Explodes Live in Guildford Civic Hall - 18 June 1981
Show 26: Queen Live in Houston, Texas - 11 December 1977
Show 27: Japan Live at Hammersmith Odeon - February 1981
Show 28: OMD Live at Kant Kino Berlin - December 1980

Show 29: The Undertones Live in Amsterdam - 15 March 1980
Show 30: Jean Michel Jarre Live in Cairo - 31 December 1999 (upgraded 2016)
Show 31: Kraftwerk Live in Paris - 7 June 1981
Show 32: Gary Numan Live in Calgary, Canada - 12 November 1980
Show 33: Squeeze Live in Montego Bay, Jamaica - 26 November 1982
Show 34: Spandau Ballet Live in Rotterdam - 30 September 1983
Show 35: Bauhaus - Live in Toronto - 4 December 1982
Show 36: Simon and Garfunkel Live at The Hollywood Bowl - 23 August 1968
Show 37: Elvis Presley - Live In Little Rock, Arkansas - 16 May 1956
Show 38: Adam And The Ants - Live In Tokyo - 8 October 1981
Show 39: Yazoo - Live at The Dominion Theatre, London - 22 November 1982
Show 40: The Beatles - Live in Sweden 1963 and Japan 1966

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Show 140 - Kraftwerk - Live At Tribal Gathering Luton Hoo - 24 May 1997



A later gig from Kraftwerk this time, a full set featuring a previously unheard track - a track that's never been released since either. That track, in the files I had was listed as "Innovation" so that's what I've called it here but as Kraftwerk fans will know, it's been called several things over the years - guessing none of those names actually came from Kraftwerk themselves though!

This was a recording from the crowd - Radio 1 in the UK did record the show but have only ever broadcasted an edited version lasting less than 50 minutes - the show here, is in full, lasting an hour and 45 minutes, repaired, tweaked, EQ'ed and remastered to sound better than it ever has before.

Some studio toys removed some of the natural reverb you get on audience recordings and gave me more of the band's sound to play with. From there, it was out with the 30 band EQ, trying to give you more of the sound experience of being in that tent in front of Kraftwerk over 20 years ago!

You can download all of this improved recording for free HERE as one 320 kbps MP3 file.

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 remastered 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!

Setlist
Intro
Numbers
Computer World
It's More Fun To Compute
Home Computer
The Man Machine
Tour De France
Autobahn
Radio Activity
Trans Europe Express
Pocket Calculator
The Robots
Innovation
Musique Non Stop

Monday, 18 November 2019

News - Link Changes

Hi, the links which have been going through a 3rd party pop up ad service for a few months are going to be removed in the near future - given the lack of control I have on ads (none, actually), its been annoying to hear some people have had issues downloading, virus alerts, porn ads and so on.

Given how little revenue makes it to me from these clicks anyway (a tenth of a cent, per click), the hassles outweigh the benefits so effective this week, the links will start to disappear - the next new show, due shortly will not have the ad link, it will go straight to the file. And I will start to replace the ad links with the original file links (Shows 1 to 20 are already done).

This does mean the minimum requested donation of support will be going up. It came down from £3 to £1 for the separated MP3s when the ad links went live - this will now go up from £1 to £2 from 1 December. So you have just under 2 weeks to get any shows you wanted as separate MP3s for £1 each. FLACs remain at £5.

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Show 139 - Queen - Live in Boston - 30 January 1976


This is an audience recording, originally recorded by Dan Lampinski, who recorded over 200 shows in the 70s from several bands.  He was apparently in the fifth row right of centre when he recorded this (reference from queenlive.ca/). It was released for free onto the internet some years back and quickly grabbed by bootleggers who "issued" it on CD for sale. A 2nd bootleg called A Night At Boston was then released which at least corrected the fact that the recording ran slightly too fast; it's a lossless copy of that that speed corrected recording I've used as the source for this; my version is saved as lossless also and this MP3 is saved from that.

Some studio toys removed some of the natural reverb you get on audience recordings and gave me more of the band's sound to play with. From there, it was out with the 30 band EQ, trying to give you more of the experience of sitting in that hall in front of Queen over 40 years ago! This now, to me, sounds much better than the original.

You can download all of this improved recording for free HERE as one 320 kbps MP3 file.

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 remastered 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!

Setlist
Bohemian Rhapsody
Ogre Battle
Sweet Lady
White Queen
Flick Of The Wrist
Medley - Bohemian Rhapsody/Killer Queen/The March Of The Black Queen/Bohemian Rhapsody (reprise)
Bring Back That Leroy Brown
Brighton Rock
Guitar Solo
Son And Daughter
The Prophet's Song
Stone Cold Crazy
Doing All Right
Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
Keep Yourself Alive
Seven Seas Of Rhye
Liar
In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited

Encore
Now I'm Here

Encore
Hey Big Spender
Rock and Roll Medley (Jailhouse Rock/Stupid Cupid/Be Bop A Lula/Jailhouse Rock)
God Save The Queen

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Radio Prog 8 - The Human League - John Peel Session Broadcast 16 August 1978


Live and Loud! Radio is an occasional series of free downloads, which started in January 2017. Radio sessions that never got an official release, sympathetically repaired and remastered and then released onto the internet, all for free.

No theme tune, no intro from me - just the original session, repaired and remastered and available in a downloadable zip file containing each separate track.

Live and Loud! Radio Prog 8 - The Human League - John Peel Session Broadcast 16 August 1978

Tracklisting
1. Being Boiled*
2. No Time
3. Blind Youth
4. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling

"No Time" is an early version of "The Word Before Last".

* Being Boiled was released on the 2011 Various Artists compilation album "Movement: BBC Radio 1 Peel Sessions 1977-1979" and is therefore excluded.

Recorded over a year before the release of their debut album Reproduction, this session features 3 of the 4 tracks recorded (the 4th having been released officially).

Sourced from 2 separate sets of lossless files, this took a lot of work (especially just for 3 tracks) - I fixed several dropouts and clicks and used both sources to get the best quality (copying and pasting parts of songs to remove faults, missing bits, if needed, then blending back together).

Once all that was done, the recording just needed a gentle EQ to improve clarity and boost the low end.

The zip file for this session contains remastered MP3 versions. You can download it HERE.

Friday, 6 September 2019

Radio Prog 7 - A Flock Of Seagulls - John Peel Session Broadcast 12 May 1981


Live and Loud! Radio is an occasional series of free downloads, which started in January 2017. Radio sessions that never got an official release, sympathetically repaired and remastered and then released onto the internet, all for free.

No theme tune, no intro from me - just the original session, repaired and remastered and available in a downloadable zip file containing each separate track.

Live and Loud! Radio Prog 7 - A Flock Of Seagulls - John Peel Session Broadcast 12 May 1981 
Tracklisting

1. Talking (It's Not Me Talking)
2. Messages From The Rings Of Saturn
3. I Ran
4. Committed

Recorded before the release of their first single and almost a year before the release of their first album, this features 4 tracks, 2 of which bear their longer, original titles.

Sourced from MP3 files, I fixed 1 or 2 dropout faults in the recording, some clicks, plus having to use a 2nd source to fix 1 small section which faded out early (see if you can tell where). After that, I applied 30 band EQ to clear up the flat and slightly muddy sound. Mainly a little bottom end, some reduction of harsh mids where appropriate and boosting a little top end when that was lacking. This allows the drums and bass to breathe a bit, the guitar to shimmer in it's own space and the vocals to be clearer.

The zip file for this session contains remastered MP3 versions. You can download it HERE.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Show 138 - The Fixx - Live At Rainbow Music Hall Denver - 8 September 1983


This recording is from an FM broadcast and was in pretty good condition for its age. Some odd clicks and noises were removed and then I addressed the low end muddiness with 30 band EQ and generally brought out the sound a bit so it was clearer.

The songs here are taken from their first 2 albums; Shuttered Room from 1982 and Reach The Beach, released in May 1983. There is some confusion online as to the correct running order for this show. I have presented it here as it appears on the FM recording. There is an MTV video on YouTube which has moved Stand of Fall and made Red Skies the encore...however, it's pretty noticeable they've done it with some pretty poor continuity editing! Setlist.fm has an entry for this show too - but whoever filled that in has gone from the MTV video.

I've listened to this several times and, either the radio station guys did an amazing re-edit, OR...this is the correct set list. Either way, the video on YouTube has some odd edits towards the end where the sound quality changes where Cy Curnin is apparently "speaking" in between songs - which to me, just sounds and looks like bad editing on MTV's part. So I've taken the FM broadcast to be the right order and left it well alone.

You can download all of this improved recording for free HERE as one 320 kbps MP3 file.

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 remastered 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!

Setlist
The Sign of Fire
Cameras In Paris
Running
Stand or Fall
Some People
Reach The Beach
The Fool
One Thing Leads To Another
Outside
Saved By Zero

Encore 1
Red Skies

Encore 2
Lost Planes
Sinking Island

Check out the video on YouTube for yourself HERE! It's good quality, apart from the edits.

Friday, 26 July 2019

Show 137 - The B-52s - Live At Max's Kansas City, New York - 28 May 1978



An exciting early glimpse into The B-52s and how they sounded around the time Rock Lobster was first released on a local Georgia independent record label, before they got signed to a major and worldwide success.

This recording is from the audience and needed a fair bit of tweaking - someone, once upon a time had put a brickwall limiter on it (in layman's terms, boosted loudness as high as it could go on every part of the recording to make it sound "better") which made it boomy and tiring to listen to all the way through. And still muffled. However, with a few studio tricks and EQ, it now sounds much clearer and far more listenable. Bear in mind it is still a cassette recording made from the audience over 40 years ago, but even so, it's a fascinating clip of how the band were early on.

The songs here comprise the first of 2 sets they played that night; the 2nd set replaces Hot Lava with Strobe Light and adds Running Around but is otherwise the same set. If you're interested in me reworking and putting that up as well, then let me know in the comments.

You can download all of this improved recording for free HERE as one 320 kbps MP3 file.

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 remastered 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!

Setlist
Planet Claire
Hero Worship
52 Girls
The Devil's In My Car
Downtown
Hot Lava
Rock Lobster

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Show 136 - Simple Minds - Live At De Gigant Apeldoorn - 22 March 1980


A truncated recording of Simple Minds on their tour of late 1979 and early 1980, in support of the Real To Real Cacophony album, originally (I think) from Dutch radio. There is a more well known recording from Amsterdam from the following night but I chose this less well known one which needed a bit of work. This responded well to being cleaned up with some EQ and sounds really good, although I had to fade out the last track "Pleasantly Disturbed" as it's chopped off on the source recording.

You can download all of this improved recording for free HERE as one 320 kbps MP3 file.

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 remastered 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!

Setlist
Film Theme
Capital City
Here Comes The Fool
Calling Your Name
Life In A Day
Premonition
Citizen
Factory
Changeling
Pleasantly Disturbed

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Show 135 - Gary Numan - Live At Ocean State Theatre, Providence - 21 Feb 1980


A second show from Numan's tour of North America in early 1980 (the other show I did back in 2012 is here). Unlike that soundboard recording, this one does feature all the songs in the set, even including the intro tape.So you also get 3 tracks not released until later in the year (I Die:You Die and early versions of Remind Me To Smile and Remember I was Vapour, from the next Telekon album).

While it is a recording from the audience, it's a pretty good one and has possibly been worked on a bit by someone before. However, I did still have a fair bit of work to do. It had to be slowed down for a start - the source files were running about 8-10 bpm too fast and Gary sounded about 12 in places... Then there were 2 bits where the sound skipped a few seconds and also some random clicks appearing in places which I fixed as best I could (try finding them now...!) and then I got to work with EQ to improve the sound a bit - the drums now have more prominence and it's all a bit clearer. I believe some tracks from the original are on YouTube if you want to compare.

You can download all of this improved recording for free HERE.

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 remastered 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!

Setlist
Airlane
Me! I Disconnect From You
Praying to the Aliens
M.E.
Films
We Are So Fragile
Are 'Friends' Electric?
Remind Me to Smile
Conversation
Metal
Replicas
Remember I Was Vapour
Trois Gymnopedies
Cars
I Die: You Die
Down in the Park
Bombers
Tracks

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Donations cost less




For the next few weeks, shows as separated and properly tagged 320kbps MP3s can be had of the show of your choice for less than a coffee - a donation of just £1. Just CLICK HERE (or on the link on the right), on the Paypal screen, send me a note of the show or shows you would like and you’ll have them either same day, or within 48 hours if they’re not yet prepped.

Monday, 27 May 2019

Site Update

As some of you will know, since being unable to work for the last couple of years, I have relied on site donations to keep this going, and to maintain the cloud space that allows the links to stay up, permanently (unlike most other sites of this type where links can die or be crazily slow). While the site has attracted thousands of downloads of the free files, donations aren't very common; in fact if it wasn't for a few regular donations from a couple of individuals, this site might have already been affected.

I remain grateful to everyone who has donated to the site - some who haven't even wanted any files in return - you have all helped enormously! But I know this isn't guaranteed.

I have also had some other sites taking these shows and reposting them - I have no problem with that if they give credit for what I've done - but in some cases they've actually done the opposite and removed anything linking it to me. And then made them available from THEIR sites via ad links. So they're making money from my work and have done nothing apart from grab it from here for free. They're making me out to be a mug, frankly.

So for all these reasons, the free show downloads will soon all link to a 5 second ad before giving you download link. This won't be paying for a holiday, or even a swanky meal for 2 (nowhere near! :-) ) but over a 12 month period should at least go towards the cost of the of the cloud storage and hopefully guarantee - with the odd donation that comes in - that all site costs can be covered each year.

If this works as it all should do, I will also be reducing the cost of donating to receive separated MP3s for anyone who does want those.

Live and Loud! has managed to remain completely ad free for 5 years - which was always my intention. As someone said recently, that's a rarity nowadays! But the reality is, I was working then and now I'm not, and that has needed to change for a while so the site pays for itself.

I'm aware that to most downloading from here, they are used to ad links anyway, so it won't be a big deal for them - but this info is particularly for those of you who don't generally visit other sites offering live shows.

Instructions
Shows affected will have it noted in the description where the link is. Click on the free download link on my pages as normal. You will be sent to another webpage where there might be a pop up labeled "Festy"or "Shorte",  asking you to select yes to proceed - this is safe to click on. If you see any other popups, ignore or close them. At this point you should be seeing an advert of some kind. After 5 seconds you will see a "skip this ad" button on the top right - click on that and the download option for the show will appear as usual. Due to the freeloaders on other sites mentioned above, if you have a popup blocker installed, you will not be able to download the shows. I'm sorry I have to do this - but please disable your adblocker for the screen that appears with the ad. You may need to go back and click on the link a 2nd time once you've done this.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Show 134 - Flowers - Live At Centennial Hall, Melbourne - 19 June 1980



A debut for Icehouse this time - or more accurately, Flowers in this case as that was still their name back in 1980 when this gig was recorded from Australian radio.

This recording was originally 1 side of a C120 cassette (remember them?!) and was apparently transferred to digital from that - whoever recorded the original and whoever transferred it both did a great job! Apart from some tape dropouts and a few clicks which I fixed as best I could, the sound was pretty clear. Clearly it's not the complete gig - FM broadcasts so rarely are. 30 band EQ has tightened up and taken some rough edges off the bass and improved the clarity of the recording. I hope you enjoy the results!

Incidentally, I'm not 100% sure on the date - the gig files were just marked as "June 1980" - but Setlist.fm has the gig down as 1 June 1980, so that's what I've gone with. EDIT - according to a listener commenting below, the date of this show is 19 June 1980.

I'm also aware the 30th anniversary reissue of Icehouse does have a whole heap of live tracks on an extra CD - however, I don't think any of those tracks are taken from this gig but I don't have a copy to hand to confirm that (I'll update this if anyone gets in touch). EDIT - the same listener below confirmed no tracks were officially released.

You can download all of this improved recording for free here as one 320 kbps MP3 file.

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 remastered 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!

Setlist
Fatman
Boulevarde
Skin
Sister
Sons
Nothing to Do
Icehouse
Send Somebody
We Can Get Together
Walls
Can't Help Myself

Friday, 19 April 2019

Show 133 - Buzzcocks - Live At Electric Circus, Manchester - 2 Oct 1977



A debut for Buzzcocks this time at an early point in their career - a month before the release of their debut single for United Artists, Orgasm Addict and featuring early bass player Garth Smith; the show also features the first outing for "Fiction Romance". It was the final night of Manchester punk venue Electric Circus before it closed down, and while it reopened under another name later, that didn't last long and the building has long since been demolished. 1 track from this gig was released in 1978 on a compilation album called "Short Circuit" but this recording is all of their set cleaned up and reproduced here.

The recording I found was very bass heavy and not very clear - nevertheless it was the clearer of the 2 copies I came across online. My main job was therefore reducing the muffled bass and tightening that a bit, and making the guitars/vocals and drums all much clearer. I hope you enjoy the results!

You can download all of this improved recording for free here as one 320 kbps MP3 file.

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 remastered 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!

Setlist
Fast Cars
Fiction Romance
Boredom
Sixteen
You Tear Me Up
Orgasm Addict
Moving Away From The Pulsebeat
Love Battery
Time's Up

Monday, 25 March 2019

Show 132 - IAMX - Live At The Flex Club, Vienna - 28 April 2006


This was (I think) originally a flat mono recording given away as MP3s on the IAMX website at the time - along with a few others being regularly uploaded back then. It wasn't as long as I originally thought - the set I downloaded at the time had duplicate tracks in it, with the intro being repeated. It also had Missile listed, which didn't appear at all! I guess all may be errors from whoever transferred the recording to digital at the time.

Anyway, once I sorted all that out, I processed the sound to give it more of an imitation stereo image, then got to work beefing up the recording with 30 band EQ (the original had very little bass and kick drum). You can now hear the kick and bass, and the vocals are much clearer, with the whole thing sounding more "complete" sound-wise than it was.

Hopefully you enjoy this one now - it's a great (albeit short!) sounding record of IAMX on stage at that time, from just when their 2nd album, The Alternative, had just been released; so the set features tracks from both that and the debut, Kiss and Swallow.

You can download all of this improved recording for free here as one 320 kbps MP3 file.

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 remastered 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!

Setlist
Intro
The Alternative
The Negative Sex
You Stick It In Me
Nightlife
Spit It Out
Mercy

Friday, 1 March 2019

Show 131 - Talk Talk - Live At The Paris Theatre, London - Early 1982



FREE DOWNLOAD OF SEPARATED, TAGGED MP3s

Exactly a year since we returned from a Winter break with a new season of shows, we return with a special commemoration to mark the sad passing of Mark Hollis this week, the singer and creative force behind the band Talk Talk who tragically died after a short illness aged 64.

By way of a tribute, we've remastered this short set recorded on 10 April 1982 (many thanks to the listener commenting below for the date). This is a lively, if short set from the original four piece lineup of Talk Talk, showcasing songs from their 1st album, The Party's Over. The original recording I had access to was very bass heavy - so much work was done reducing that; so you can turn this up a bit without hurting your ears! It now sounds clear and punchy, with all vocals and instruments being heard.

To avoid any accusations of cashing in on the sad death of Mark Hollis, this show is available for free as separated, tagged 320kbps MP3s in a zip, here - no donation required for this one.

If you still wish to just download the show as the usual regular free single 320kbps MP3 file, you can do so here.

Setlist
Talk Talk
Another World
Have You Heard The News?
My Foolish Friend
Hate
The Party's Over
Today

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Extended Winter Break

I did originally plan to return with new shows in January - as you can see that didn't happen. I've had loads of other things to do since the house move and have enjoyed giving my ears a rest. New repairs and remasters will still be coming soon though; I enjoy doing them too much!

In the meantime, a supporter of the site asked for the Adam and the Ants show as separate files - and I reworked that a bit to improve it; that's also now available on the site here for you to download as 1 improved MP3, for free (just check the links on the right of the page).