As I mentioned this is a very rough recording so be warned but it is a classic bit of Ant history for die hard fans. I found this at the end of another live tape, tried to make it sound better but no luck! This is the earliest live recording I know from them.
If anyone has a better version please share it or even any earlier goodies ?
B - SIDE BABY
DIRKS WEARS WHITE SOX
Firstly a bit belated but Happy Birthday Mark for Sunday hope it was a good un !
This is a blistering, very energetic, long set from The Astronauts, audience recording but an excellent one with loads of old, new stuff, and they sound fuckin' great, really enjoy the sound this line up brings to Marks vocals the new tracks that they keep producing are blinding! Can't wait till the new release ??
Anyway a massive thanks to M B for sending me this, has to now be one of me fav' live recordings from them.
Also another big cheers to Joe Davin for sending me the poster scan, the photo's of the gig and also the link for The Astronauts Facebook page plus keeping me upto date with gigs etc thanks Joe, https://www.facebook.com/TheAstronautsBand which is loaded with goodies and more here.
FLY NEW DIXIELAND BLUES
HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
BABY SINGS FOLK SONGS
KIDNAPPED BY SPACEMEN
TYPICAL ENGLISH DAY
EVERYTHING STOPS FOR BABY
YOUNG MAN'S WORLD
MAN IN A BOX
FOR THE SCENE
GETTING THINGS DONE
One of Scotlands best Ska bands in my opion, as quoted by 'Buster Bloodvessel' and the few times I saw them I would agree. I was first introduced to Capone & The Bullets at a rally in Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow and at that time there seemed to be loads of band members but then the next time I saw them at the Apollo they had just 5 I think ? The main driving force behind the band has always been front man and trumpeter Chaz Fraser, this cassette was given to me back in 1992 by one of the band members and it's a cracking soundboard recording, tight,energetic ska at it's best. I don't know if Chaz is still doing his thing, I hope so, because they were brilliant !!
Ps I also have this in flac is anyone wants ??
SOMETHING NEW (introduced by Buster)
JOHNNY D TODAY
TIME TO RHYME
I DON'T FEEL
A FISTFUL OF SKA
DANCE THE BLUES AWAY
You don't come across many DFH's live recording and not many as good as this one, it's a belter . Again I have been given very kind permission to post this but only in FLAC format which I will. A massive thanks to 'Dutch Punk' for this, one of the most hits this blog gets is for the DFH's Manchester gig so here's another. Can anyone help 'DP' who is looking for a copy of A Dog Faced Hermans, VHS compilation from 1996 made by 'Unbend Films' if anyone can help please get in contact ! This is a
soundboard recording done with the kind permission of Marion plus the kind help of the soundboard engineer who pushed some buttons to make this sound great!!
Dog Faced Hermans went together with De Kift on a short dutch tour in Holland
as a warm-up for the US tour later that year, great set, and great mix of old and new song. Cheers again Dutch Punk for this I really appreciate it and hope I can return the favour in tracking down that VHS for you.
Dog Faced Hermans were Colin : Bass
Andy : Guitar
Will : Drums, Percussion
Marion : Vocals, Trumpet, Bells
Gert-Jan : Sound-Engineer
KEEP YOUR LAWS / OFF MY BODY
JAN 9 (with false starts)
LOVE IS THE HEART OF EVERY
HEAR THE DOGS
THE RUNNING MAN
LOVE SPLIT WITH BLOOD
Found this little gem the other day and 'PJ' has very kindly agreed to me posting it here for your pleasure but, so here it is an excellent short set from 'The Chippington Vault' of goodies. There is loads more Astronaut stuff on the brilliant 'my little bubble' blog including a cracking set from this years Rebellion festival which included old and new material. So enjoy the old with new and a big thanks to 'PJ' again for sharing this with us and after a gentle arm twist letting me post in mp3 and flac, we are all very grateful !!
Another unexpected, very kindly sent, gig from Adam Ant and friends which was performed as a tribute to 'Matthew Ashman' who sadly died on this date in 1995 at the young age of 35, his death was due to diabetes related complications, a great loss !!!
This is a perfect audience recording and has most of the songs I loved from The Ants, the band sound fuckin' brilliant as does Adam, nearest he's sounded to the old days! I also found this review of the gig at The Scala London so read away and enjoy, I found at the end of one of me tapes an Ants gig from 1977 at The Vortex which I've been humming and harring about posting as the quality is rough, but it's a piece of classic history, do you want it???
DAY I MET GOD
CHRISTAIN D' OR
CATHOLIC DAY NEVER TRUST A MAN (with egg on his face)
WHIP IN MY VALISE
Here's another great audience tape recording from the Redskins that was very kindly sent to me to get converted, by Shaun H.
Thanks again its a cracker and good quality as well plus It has all the usual Chris Dean banter, for more Redskins goodies go to 'Music Ruined My Life' a great blog, cheers Jeffen! While I'm on the thank yous, I would also like to give a big one to all the folk that have blogs and put links on theirs to here, I really appreciate all the help in getting this blog known so cheers. The comments and all that make it all worth while and it lets me know what folk like so please keep it all coming !!
I will always convert to flac first so if you do want the file give me a shout and I will post the link, enjoy!
KICK OVER THE STATUES
HOW LONG TAKE NO HEROES
IT CAN BE DONE
KEEP ON KEPPIN' ON
PLATEFUL OF HATEFUL
LEAN ON ME
REDS STRIKE THE BLUES