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.

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.

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).

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Show 129: Nash The Slash - Live At City Garden, Trenton, New Jersey - 21 Feb 1983


An outing for Nash The Slash from early 1983 with a set including a few songs from his album American BandAges which would be released the following year. For those who only really know him for the Children Of The Night album in the UK, the versions of Swing Shift and Deadman's Curve here are different - studio versions of these appeared on the compilation The Million Year Picnic - so it's a very interesting listen.

This was a soundboard recording I think, although 1 track, Womble, is badly affected by what sounds like FM interference - which was mostly in good condition but some tracks were very noisy and/or hissy and recording quality took a nose dive during 1 or 2 songs. So while most of the tracks have only needed a fair bit of the old 30 band EQ to improve things, I've spent a lot of time trying to rescue some of the others. Womble is, I'm afraid, still rather noisy but worth a listen. Hopefully the rest of the gig makes up for it!

You can download this improved recording for free here as one 320 kbps MP3 file. Or, if you would like to support the site with a small donation towards storage subscription and internet costs, in return you can have the show as separate, properly tagged MP3s or even lossless files in FLAC format; head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can do this. Either way - enjoy the show!

Setlist
Born To Be Wild
1984
Who Do You Love?
Swing Shift (Soixante-Neuf)
Womble
Dopes On The Water
Dance After Curfew
Dead Man's Curve
American Band
Children Of The Night
Psychotic Reaction

1 comment:

  1. So, a new Nash The Slash show on a sunday morning, how could the day start better? Well, I must say at a first look at the setlist I was a bit disappointed because I didn't like the American bandstand album when it came out. For me it didn't have the typical Nash-low-fi charme, very polished production, and the choice of songs...no originals...and then.."Born to be Wild"??? Come on. Later I liked it anyway, but of course it didn't beat the records before.
    So I was quite surprized when I put on this recording...thanks to Phil, it has an amazing quality!, and here the songs really rock. Here it all is, the roughness, and the edgyness we are used from him playing his stuff and covers. "Born to be Wild" is a burner here as opener. Also the classics performed later in the set are awesome performances, you can really hear Nash having fun. "Womble" just rocks. "Psychotic Reaction", the song I liked best then on the album, ends real psychedelic, a great climax, still incredible that this is just a one-man-show. So thanks, again, Phil, for your great work and sharing this goodie with us! Cheers, Ollie Conraculix

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