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).

Thursday 16 January 2020

Show 141 - Culture Club - Live At The Lyceum Theatre London - 2 Nov 1982

The first upload for 2020 features Culture Club in a relatively rare early gig just as they'd hit #1 in the UK charts with "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?".

Originally an FM recording this might have been already tweaked by someone else in the past as the bass was quite overloaded and distorting in places. So I mainly attacked it with EQ this time to remove that and it sounds great - a lovely clear stereo recording of a surprisingly powerful and lively set.

You can safely download all of this improved recording for free HERE as one 320 kbps MP3 file with no pop up ads getting in the way.

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 remastered 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!

I'll Tumble 4 Ya
Take Control
Love Twist
I'm Afraid Of Me
Time (Clock Of The Heart)
You Know I'm Not Crazy
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
White Boy
Church Of The Poison Mind


  1. Hello Flip

    So all good that you are back with again a So very Superb Concert..

    But that would be Just Fantastic if you can Get Hold over A early Duran Duran
    Like following Duran Duran Live at Glasgow, Apollo Sunday 31 th October 1982 (This was a Radio Concert with some fantastic early Versions ) So if you can Hold over this = Then Superduper!!

    Or Any More Human League from Dare tour Period 1981 1982...

    Many thanks in Advance Flip

    / Tomas

    1. Thanks Tomas. There is an early Duran Duran concert on this site from that tour - just a few days after Glasgow. Have a look under "Duran Duran" and you will find it - it's a great gig.

      And yes, I do have a Human League gig 81/82 and that will be coming this year, for sure! Thanks again.

  2. Thank you so very much for sharing this! I can't wait to hear it and appreciate all the work you do! ~ Queertone