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).
Friday, 12 September 2014
Show 19: Blondie - Paradise Ballroom, Boston, USA - 27 May 1978
Raw performance (and recording!) of Blondie from just before they really hit the big time. An FM radio recording, the quality was pretty muddy but some EQ has brought it out a bit and cleared things a little and while its still not high fidelity, its a great, raw record of a band about to go global.
Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for 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.
A Shark in Jet's Clothing
In The Sun
(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear
Look Good In Blue
I'm On E
I Didn't Have The Nerve To Say No
In The Flesh
Rip Her To Shreds
Youth Nabbed As Sniper
I'm Gonna Love You Too
Kung Fu Girls