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).

Friday 4 November 2016

Show 84: Devo - Live at Wollman Skating Rink Central Park New York - 21 July 1980

Another outing for Devo, and this is a really energetic performance from the original spud boys! Their 3rd album - Freedom of Choice - had just been released in May 1980 and Devo went on a tour in support of the album which lasted from May until August and included dates in Japan, mainland Europe, the UK, the USA and Canada. This was also the tour which saw them wearing the famous red energy domes for the first time.

This recording was in generally good shape but had a couple of weird moments with noise lasting several seconds over the recording, which took some getting rid of. After that I spent a few hours with EQ which has really paid dividends, giving clarity and power to all the instruments. I finished off with some mastering tools and I'm sure you'll enjoy the end result. 20 tracks of brilliance as the energy levels get pumped up.

Update 2018
 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 (slow it back to it's normal speed for starters). You can now download this new version (as of 2018) HERE as 1 new 320kbps MP3 file.

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.

Freedom Of Choice Theme
Whip It
It's Not Right
Girl U Want
Planet Earth
S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain)
Secret Agent Man
Pink Pussycat
Uncontrollable Urge
Be Stiff
Gates of Steel
Freedom of Choice
Jocko Homo
Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA
Gut Feeling / Slap Your Mammy
Come Back Jonee

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