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).

Saturday 13 September 2014

Show 25: Teardrop Explodes - Guildford Civic Hall, UK - 18 June 1981

A show from their UK tour at the height of their popularity - with their debut album released the previous year and 2 hit singles in 1981. Including tracks from that album and their second, due to be released a few months later - including Passionate Friend, which would be their next hit single.

This was an FM radio broadcast and has responded well to remastering - plenty of punch to this show.

UPDATE: And now in 2018, I've made it sound better! While preparing this old show as separate files for a donator to the site, I found I could now improve the sound quality further, over what I’d originally done to the recording several years ago. 

This show was in mono and has been upgraded further to sound better. At the same time I've created a simulated stereo one as well. 

You can now download this new mono version version HERE as 1 new 320kbps MP3 file 
or the new simulated stereo version version HERE.

If you would like to have separate tagged MP3s, or even lossless files in FLAC format of the new version, head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs.

Read It In Books
Thief of Baghdad
Sleeping Gas
Passionate Friend
Just Like Leila Khaled Said
The Poppies Are In The Field
Culture Bunker
Went Crazy
Screaming Secrets
When I Dream
The Great Dominions


  1. Great!
    Haven't seen much around by the teardrops.
    Really looking forward to this one, big time!
    CC, England.

    1. Cheers! Hope you grab the new version too.

  2. Wow I was actually at this gig, really enjoyed it and can now relive the audio. Thanks