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).

Sunday 24 September 2017

Show 113 - DAF - Live In Germany - 9 May 1981

A debut on Live and Loud! for D.A.F - Deutsch Americanische Freundschaft. This was originally an FM broadcast of excerpts from a show (guessing from a German radio station) and another where someone had "restored" it at some stage and just turned everything up to 11... In fact, some parts of the recording had more bass, louder or with more high end than other parts at different times, so it was a bit of a job to try and get everything sounding better and clearer AND more consistent...but there aren't many good recordings of DAF available so I think this has been worth the work!

A good show in support of their then recently released 3rd album, Alles Ist Gut. Incidentally the track Fass Micht Nicht An later made an appearance on the album Gold und Liebe as Verschwende Deine Jugend.

You can download the recording for free here as 1 320kbps MP3 file entirely for free.

On the other hand, 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.

Sato, Sato
Der Mussolini
Verlier Nicht Den Kopf
Mein Herz Macht Bum
Coco Pino
Fass Micht Nicht An
Ich Und Die Wirklichkeit
Der Raüber Und Der Prinz
Als Wär's Das Letzte Mal
Alles Ist Gut