Big news for Velvets fans. Dead Flowers has generously liberated a freshly discovered bootleg of a 1967 Velvet Underground show at the Gymnasium in NYC. It’s lifted from a message board post by a character calling himself “Furious Wank” who claims, “It’s the ONLY available live stuff from 1967 and has only become available in … Continue reading Velvet Underground – I’m Not A Young Man Anymore
Chunklet is hosting a fantastic historical document. They’ve got David Lee Roth’s unadorned vocal track from Van Halen’s “Runnin’ with the Devil” from their 1978 debut. You’ve got to hear it. Dave is the best. Indie kids these days could learn a thing or two from Dave about how to deliver a vocal. And when … Continue reading David Lee Roth Solo
Someone thinks they dug up some never-before-released Beatles recordings. They’re probably wrong.
Mic Check has uploaded a Dr Dre mixtape from 1987 that “mixes over 300 bits and pieces of songs into a 60 minute mega mix.” The tape was “exclusively sold at The Roadium Swap Meet” by Steve Yano. Via Idolator.
Remember that Velvet Underground acetate on ebay? Apparently, that one wasn’t “one of a kind.” Or else someone ripped the vinyl before losing it. Or something… Because there’s a Japanese bootleg of the material floating around. The bootleg’s source was apparently in rougher shape and contains more surface noise than the one that was being … Continue reading Velvet Underground Acetate MP3s
A one-of-a-kind Velvet Underground acetate is being auctioned off on ebay. These are the legendary “lost Scepter Studios recordings” that include the original, unreleased versions of “European Son,” “Heroin,” “Venus In Furs,” and “I’m Waiting For The Man.” The other five tracks are the same takes that were released on Velvet Underground & Nico, but … Continue reading Velvet Underground Rarity under the Gavel
Unreleased Elliott Smith Songs Leaked Online – The 22 tracks are being circulated under the title From a Basement on the Hill II. Available here.
A Chicago hero – “For two decades, Aadam Jacobs has been talking his way into about 15 gigs a month, setting up his microphones and deck and taping the performances for his private collection.”
More bands are selling their live shows. Is this going to kill the trading community? Nobody actually buys bootlegs anymore, do they?