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).
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Show 61 - Sex Pistols - Live at The Great Southeast Music Hall - 5 January 1978
This week, Live and Loud! brings you the Sex Pistols from the very first date of their American tour. The Pistols finally released their debut album "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols" in October 1977 and were then booked for a 7 date tour of the USA - mainly concentrating on the southern States. By the end of those 7 dates in mid January, the Pistols had played their last gig, and Johnny Rotten had walked away from the band. But this is their first American show.
For this one, mainly I removed some tape noise and EQ'ed to take away the muddiness as much as possible, without trying to polish it - after all, the Pistols never sounded "polished".
The show is available for download HERE as 1 320 kbps MP3 file (you may be temporarily redirected to an ad - if you have adblocking software, please disable it for this page - the link will be available very shortly after).
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.
God Save The Queen
I Wanna Be Me
Holidays In The Sun
Anarchy In The UK