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).

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Show 38: Adam And The Ants - Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan - 8 October 1981

This is taken from the world tour which took up much of 1981, which followed on the back of the successful release of the "Kings of The Wild Frontier" album in the Autumn of 1980. I think this was also the soundtrack to a long deleted VHS video of the gig. It still needed a bit of work to bring out the sound quality but really responded well to some studio magic.

Its a great record of the Ants live, driven by the powerhouse of 2 drummers, and complete with screaming audience!

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 back in 2013. You can now download this new version (as of 2018) HERE as 1 new 320kbps MP3 file.

Ignore the links given on the audio at the end of the show, which are long out of date - as you know you can see a list of all shows that are available, right here on this website.

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. They are available in cloud space now, so can be delivered to you far more quickly.

Stand and Deliver
Magnificent Five
Don't Be Square (Be There)
Ants Invasion
Killer In The Home
Never Trust A Man (With Egg On His Face)
Press Darlings
Christian Dior
Los Rancheros
Car Trouble
Dog Eat Dog
Kings of The Wild Frontier
Physical (You're So)


  1. A band much beloved by my ex-wife & which now, with the pasage of time, nostalgically, I grudgingly admit to not minding at all.

  2. Amazing recordings - thanks
    Any Psychedelic Furs ?

    1. I don't have any currently but I'll add it to the list of ones to look for.

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    1. Should be something going up in the next month or 2, yep!

  4. Interested in where this is sourced. It is of course October 1981 8th or 15th (2 Tokyo shows) and was released on VHS. Confusingly the official release claimed that 'Antmusic' was first but it wasn't. 'Stand and deliver' and 'Antmusic' for 1st and 3rd the official release claimed the opposite. I took this from VHS transfered to Minidisc then CD myself about 1998!

    1. Long time ago now but I think the files I found online were an audio transfer from the original VHS (or a copy of it). Thanks for listening!