Monday, July 30, 2012

Milk 'n' Cookies/Ian North's Radio/Neo - CBGB/Demos 1976-1977

Milk 'n' Cookies were a Power Pop band from New York City that released only one album. Their guitarist was Ian North. After Milk 'n Cookies split up in London at the end of 1976-beginning of 1977 Ian North formed Radio with Martin Gordon and Paul and Robert Simon. They recorded one demo in early 1977 before Martin Gordon left to form Radio Stars. North and the Simon brothers stayed together as a three piece and changed the name of the band to Neo and in October 1977 had two songs recorded for the Live At The Vortex album. Some of the songs on these demos made up part of the Neo setlist. I've also included the audio from the video linked to here which is a 1977 unreleased demo version of the song Tran-sister. That song was recorded by Ian North with a different line up in 1978 and released as a single. This demo version is much better. The live show is a good sounding audience recording and the demos all have very good sound.

Milk 'n' Cookies video here:
Neo video here:
Neo info here:
Simon brothers today:

Milk 'n' Cookies - CBGB, NYC 1976:
01. Chance To Play
02. Just A Kid
03. Little Lost And Innocent
04. On The Outs
05. The Last Letter
06. Local Talent
07. Broken Melody
08. Typically Teenage
09. Buy This Record
10. Not Enough Girls In The World
11. We Go On Dancing
12. Tinkertoy Tomorrow
13. Rivets
14. Girls And Gangs

Milk 'n' Cookies - 2nd Album Demos 1977:
01.Tinkertoy Tomorrow
02. Rivets By Radio
03. Our Only Night
04. Break It Up
05. Robots
06. Girls In Gangs
07. She Kills Me

Ian North's Radio - Island Records demos 1977:
01. Rivets By Radio
02. Girls In Gangs
03. Model's World
04. Uniform
05. Our Only Night
06. Bandstand
07. Break It Up

Neo - Demo 1977:
01. Tran-sister
02: She Kills Me

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Heroes - Max's, NYC 6-26-81 (w/Walter Lure)

After The Heartbreakers split at the end of 1977, Walter Lure played and recorded through the late 1970s and early 1980s with several bands including The Blessed and The Incognitos. Two songs he recorded in 1978 (Seven Day Weekend and Too Much Junkie Business) didn't get released on vinyl until 1983 under the band name The Heroes which at the time was his current band. The Heroes of 1983 never released anything but someone was nice enough to to make this audience recording of one of their gigs. A few Heartbreakers songs are played, a couple of covers and a pile of new songs, some of which were only released in the 1990s on the Waldos Rent Party CD and others remain unreleased. The band: Walter Lure - Guitar & Vocals, Richie Lure - Guitar & Vocals, Danny Hirsh - Bass, Billy Rogers - Drums.

Here's a photo:
Here's an interview with Walter Lure:

1st Set: [from cassette tape]
01. Party Lights
02. Sorry
03. Love That Kills
04. Let's Go
05. Crazy Little Baby
06. Busted
07. Wam Bam Boo
08. Turn It Up
09. Too Much Junkie Business
10. Seven Day Weekend
11. Pissing My Life Away
12. Crazy Kids

2nd Set: [from cassette tape]
01. Too Much Junkie Business
02. Sorry
03. Love That Kills
04. Feel No Pain
05. Here Come The Zombies
06. Flight
07. Busted
08. Let's Go
09. Crazy Little Baby
10. Turn It Up
11. All By Myself
12. Crazy Kids
13. One Track Mind

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waldos - J.C. Dobbs, Philadelphia 1-25-92

Doesn't seem I ever posted this one. Walter Lure and friends play some old songs, some new ones and a great cover of Stand By Me. Recorded one week after the death of Jerry Nolan. Audience recording with good sound. 

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Love That Kills
02. Take A Chance
03. Cry Baby
04. You'll Never Get Away From Me
05. Born To Lose
06. Party Lights
07. Crazy Little Baby
08. Can't Keep My Eyes On You
09. I'm Glad To Be Alive
10. Where Were You On My Wedding Day
11. Stand By Me
12. Too Much Junkie Business
13. Do You Love Me
14. One Track Mind
15. Chinese Rocks

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Heartbreakers - CBGB, NYC 7-25-75

This is an early Walter Lure gig recorded just a few weeks after he joined and it is an audience recording with good sound. 

01. Goin' Steady
02. Chinese Rocks
03. Pirate Love
04. Can't Keep My Eyes Off You
05. Flight
06. Hurt Me
07. Blank Generation
08. I Wanna Be Loved
09. New Pleasure

Friday, July 20, 2012

Heartbreakers - Coventry, Queens NY 1975

Here's the original Heartbreakers lineup of Thunders, Nolan and Hell captured live at two early gigs and a rehearsal. The sound on the rehearsal is good. The live shows are recorded from the audience and are a bit distorted but still a good listen especially for the unreleased song 57 Chevy.

@ Rehearsal at The Coventry, Queens NY 5-29-75
01. Blank Generation
02. I Wanna Be Loved
03. Hurt Me
04. Chinese Rocks

@ Coventry, Queens NY 5-30-75
01. 57 Chevy
02. Can't Keep My Eyes On You
03. Pirate Love
04. Blank Generation
05. Hurt Me
06. Chinese Rocks
07. I Wanna Be Loved

@ Coventry, Queens NY 6-06-75
01. 57 Chevy
02. Blank Generation
03. Can't Keep My Eyes On You
04. Pirate Love
05. Hurt Me
06. Chinese Rocks
07. I Wanna Be Loved

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Squirrel Bait - Demo 1983/Live 1986

The demo is their first when hey were just another generic American Hardcore band. Sound quality is very good. The Minneapolis is from their second album period and is a very good soundboard recording.

Demo 8-83: [from cassette tape]
01. Silence Is Golden
02. Occupant
03. New Direction
04. Pepsi Generation
05. Doubting Thomas
06. Blockhead
07. Operation Eagle
08. Fashionable
09. Just Kidding
10. Average Rebel

@ 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis 8-06-86:
01. Kid Dynamite
02. Virgil's Return
03. Hammering So Hard
04. Final Chapter
05. Choose Yr Poison
06. Slake Train Coming
08. Hey Joe
09. Rose Island Road
10. Perfect
11. Kick The Kat
12. When I Fall
13. Sun God
14. Tape From California

Corpse Grinders - CBGB, NYC 6-21-78

Here's another audience recording from Corpse Grinders. This one has Cheetah Chrome from Dead Boys playing guitar on the last two songs. sound quality is good.

01. I Don't Need It
02. Pretty Baby
03. Bury The Past
04. Valley Of Fear
05. Frozen Alive
06. City Rocker
07. Rites 4 Whites
08. Mental Moron
09. La-do-dada

Dictators - CBGB, NYC 12-30-93

Right in the middle of the Grunge explosion The Dictators decided to play some shows and here is one of them.  The setlist features the standard set that the Dictators always play with the addition of a new song, In The Presence of a New God, which is slightly different than the version that got released in 2001. Plus, they play a few choice covers. This was recorded from the audience and the sound quality is good.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Master Race Rock
02. The Party Starts Now!!
03. The Next Big Thing
04. Stay With Me
05. Haircut And Attitude
06. New York New York
07. In The Presence Of A New God
08. Weekend
09. Science Gone Too Far
10. Had It Coming
11. Faster and Louder
12. Two Tub Man
13. Sonic Reducer [Dead Boys]
14. Blitzkrieg Bop [Ramones]
15. California Sun [Rivieras]
16. Search & Destroy [Stooges]

Dictators - NYC/SF 1977

The April show is an audience recording that has good sound. The June show is a live radio broadcast for the BBC from CBGB with very good sound and the S.F. show is a soundboard recording from San Francisco that has excellent sound quality.

@ CBGB, NYC 4-29-77:
01. Science Gone Too Far
02. The Next Big Thing
03. Young, Fast & Scientific
04. Heartache
05. Steppin' Out
06. Disease
07. Search And Destroy [Stooges]
08. Two Tub Man
09. Backseat Boogie

@ CBGB, New York City NY 6-25-77:
01. The Next Big Thing
02. Science Gone Too Far
03. Young, Fast & Scientific
04. Hey Boys
05. Steppin' Out
06. Disease
07. Two Tub Man
08. Search And Destroy [Stooges]

@ Winterland, San Francisco 7-30-77:
01. Science Gone Too Far
02. The Next Big Thing
03. Young, Fast, Scientific
04. Weekend
05. Hey Boys
06. Steppin' Out
07. Master Race Rock
08. Disease + Solo
09. Two Tub Man
10. Search and Destroy [Stooges]

Kursaal Flyers - Paris Theatre, London 1975

Here's a show that should fit nicely in with to your Eddie & The Hot Rods shows. Sound is excellent.

01. Now I'm Back
02. Yellow Sox
03. Fall Like The Rain
04. Palais De Dance
05. Hit Records
06. Speedway
07. Cross Country

Eddie & The Hot Rods - France 1976

The Mont De Marson show is an audience recording and is a bit raw but the energy the band have on this show is well worth the listen. The Paris show is a radio broadcast and the sound is very good.

@ Arena, Mont De Marson France 8-21-76
01. Get Across To You
02. 96 Tears
03. Writing On The Wall
04. All I Need Is Money
05. The Kids Are Alright
06. Been So Long
07. Cruisin' (In The Lincoln)
08. Wooly Bully
09. Horseplay (Wearier Of The Schmaltz)
10. On The Run
11. It Came Out Of The Sky
12. Gloria
13. Get Out Of Denver
14. Satisfaction
15. Movin' On

@ Paris France 1976
01. 96 Tears
02. Keep On Keepin' On
03. You Can't Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover
04. The Kids Are Alright
05. It Came Out Of The Sky
06. Why Can't It Be
07. It's Been So Long
08. Cruisin' In The Lincoln
09. On The Run
10. Double Checkin' Woman

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Eddie & The Hotrods - U.S.A. 1981

The Chicago show is an audience recording and sound is good. The Mt. Vernon show is a radio broadcast and sound is very good.

@ Tuts, Chicago 1-17-81 (1st Set):
01. 96 Tears
02. Quit This Town
03. The Ties That Bind
04. Life On The Line
05. We Want Mine
06. Unfinished Business
07. Call It Quits
08. Another Party
09. Time Won't Let Me
10. On The Run

@ Tuts, Chicago 1-17-81 (2nd Set):
01.  Teenage Depression
02.  The Ties That Bind
03.  Wide Eyed Kids
04.  Life On The Line
05.  Call It Quits
06.  Do Anything You Wanna Do
07.  You Better Run
08.  Why Can't It Be
09.  This Is Today
10.  The Beginning Of The End
11.  Jumping Jack Flash

@ Left Bank, Mt Vernon NY 1-21-81: [from cassette tape]
01. Teenage Depression
02. Ties That Bind [Bruce Springsteen]
03. Wide Eyed Kids
04. We Want Mine [Crack The Sky]
05. Call It Quits
06. Unfinished Business
07. Time Won't Let Me [Outsiders]
08. Do Anything You Wanna Do
09. You Better Run [Young Rascals]
10. This Is Today [Max Bygrave]
11. The Beginning Of The End
12. Jumpin' Jack Flash [Rolling Stones]

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Minor Threat/Youth Brigade (DC)/Necros - O'Banions, Chicago 8-03-81

Three bands, three legends, one show! Dee See and Ohio rule!! Soundboard recording.

Necros @ O'Banions, Chicago 8-03-81
01. I Hate My School
02. Youth Camp
03. Better Never Than Late
04. Caste System
05. Race Riot
06. Public High School
07. Sex Drive
08. Reject
09. Wargame
10. IQ32
11. Past Comes Back To Haunt Me

Youth Brigade @ O'Banion's, Chicago 8-03-81: [from cassette tape]
01. I Object
02. Point Of View
03. Full Speed Ahead
04. title unknown
05. Last Word
06. Waste Of Time
07. Youth Brigade
08. Pay No Attention
09. Snow Job
10. Wrong Decision
11. title unknown
12. Moral Majority
13. Barbed Wire
14. No Song 2

Minor Threat @ O'Banion's, Chicago 8-03-81:
01. Out of Step
02. Guilty of Being White
03. Stand Up
04. I Don't Wanna Hear It
05. Bottled Violence
06. 12XU
07. Filler
08. Straight Edge
09. Steppin' Stone
10. Small Man Big Mouth
11. Seeing Red
12. In My Eyes
13. Screaming at a Wall
14. Minor Threat