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!

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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 9 June 2023

Show 189 - The Clash - Live At The Agora, Cleveland Ohio - 13 February 1979


A quick request. If you plan on downloading this and putting it on your YouTube channel or your own bootleg page - I don't mind. But a credit to this website where you found it and a link back to this page would be really appreciated. It helps me gauge which artists are popular - ie more chance of other restorations coming. Don't just steal it, cut out the intro and outro and take the credit. Thanks.

The Show

Another band long overdue an appearance on on the site - The Clash! The file was labeled as a soundboard but given the existing production on it I'm guessing it was done by a radio station as it was pretty well mixed (mostly, anyway), just dull sounding. Some tracks also appeared on a King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcast too, which backs that up. This is from their first tour of Canada and North America - and what better way to start your set in the USA than with...I'm So Bored With The USA!

What Was Done

The usual listen through fixing odd gaps and dropouts and parts where the sound changes noticeably - it went very dull in the first song for about 30 seconds, for example, and there were a few dropouts through the set I fixed. It also sounded like the recording was made up of several recordings cut together - a couple of occasions where applause after a song is cut off and then jumps back in with the next song already starting, and the subsequent songs sound quality was different! So I blended and tweaked those to fit seamlessly together as much as possible. There's one song where guitar appears on the right, very over cooked and loud; I took that down as much as possible. Recording levels in places are a little hot but nothing bad enough to detract from making this available. I then got to work with EQ, compression and the usual studio toys to bring some clarity to the sound mix, and clearer, more powerful.

The All Important Download Link

You can now download or stream this repaired, restored and remastered version of this show as one 320kbps MP3 file exclusively for FREE by clicking right HERE.


I'm So Bored With The USA
Drug Stabbing Time
Jail Guitar Doors
Tommy Gun
City Of The Dead
Hate And War
White Man In Hammersmith Palais
Safe European Home
Stay Free
English Civil War
Guns On The Roof
Police And Thieves
Capital Radio
Janie Jones
Julie's Been Working For The Drug Squad
Londons Burning
White Riot
Complete Control
What's My Name

Supporting The Site

If you want to support the work I do on these recordings, and the site, and (if you wish to) obtain separate, fully tagged 320kbps MP3s of this restoration for less than the price of a coffee in return, lossless FLACs or even a lossless copy on CDR, head on over to the Rewards For Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs. There is no obligation to do so of course - you can take the file on this page absolutely for free - but every single donation does go towards this site and domain/storage costs, and helps the site stay open, and helps me do more shows. Either way, enjoy the show.

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