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Blind Melon – Good Foot Demos [1990]

Blind Melon – The Good Foot Demos

I guess I’m on a streak today. You see, once Blind Melon gets into my bloodstream, there’s no stopping the posting. These tracks here are some of the better demo recordings that I’ve heard, ever. I’m imagining that these are the tapes that got them signed to Capitol Records…

taken from the text file…

Blind Melon
Good Foot Workshop
Studio Demos
1990
Los Angeles, CA

Source:
Cassette Master>DAT>>WAV>mp3

Tracks:
01 – Drive
02 – What You Lost
03 – Paper Scratcher
04 – Tones of Home
05 – Leave Me Alone (I Wonder)
06 – Dear Ol Dad
07 – Soul One
08 – Seed To A Tree

This Is The Real Deal Folks. No Slow Speeds, No Distorted Bass.
The Recording Itself Came From A Battered Cassette (Sony). There
Has Been No Digital Editing Or Eq’ing Done To This What So Ever. What
You Are Hearing Is What Was On The Tape…And It Sounds A Hell
Of Alot Better Than The Actual Silver Cd Bootleg.


Download Blind Melon’s “Goodfoot Demos” http://drop.io/lijyrco


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February 10, 2009 Posted by | alternative, americana, blind melon, ghost of electricity, indie, rock, shannon hoon, toodrunktodream, unreleased | 4 Comments

RYAN Adams & the Cardinals – Elizabethtown Sessions [2005]


By request:

1. Cemetery Hill
2. The Sewers At The Bottom Of The Wishing Well
3. Clementine (possibly Madeline?)
4. Everybody Knows
5. When The Wild Wind Blows (or Wild Wind)
6. Dreams Of A Working Class Clown (or Dreams Of The Working Class)
7. Words
8. Lions Of Broadway
9. Who Were We?
10. Willows
11. Lighthouses
12. Saturday Night
13. Everything Dies
14. Two
15. Maps
16. Don’t Get Sentimental On Me
17. Elizabeth Town
18. Elizabeth

Tom Schick, producer of Cardinology, produced these sessions.

Download “The Elizabethtown Sessions” http://drop.io/elizabethtownsessions


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February 9, 2009 Posted by | alt country, alternative, americana, cameron Crowe, cardinals, elizabethtown, free, ghost of electricity, rock, ryan adams, toodrunktodream, unreleased | 1 Comment

Shannon Hoon’s mom shares rare acoustic tracks

As a generous gift to the Blind Melon community, Nel Hoon, mother of lead singer Shannon Hoon, has donated several tracks for our listening pleasure.

From the note included with the tracks:

About five years ago someone from California sent me about 20 CDs
with Blind Melon music. I had not listened to any of those until
recently. When I ran across this CD I felt that I had found a
treasure to be shared with all the people who love Shannon.
After thinking about it for days, I have concluded that Shannon
would have wanted me to give this as a Christmas present to you
and you and you and you and you … so Merry Christmas! nel hoon


To these ears, it appears that Shannon, playing here unaccompanied by his band, is recording a rough demo, ocassionally dictating a “Yeah that’s good enough” or “There’s like mandolins that are supposed to go at the end of this” and so on. There’s no recording date included with this material but I’m gonna assume (again) that these were demos from around the time that Blind Melon’s album Soup was recorded. Of course, sadly, Shannon Hoon would suffer from a fatal drug overdose on Oct 21st, 1995, at the age of 28.

As with all of the odds-and-ends Blind Melon music out there, this music is just so comforting to hear. For me, it’s all about remembering Shannon as the vibrant and promising singer that he was, and imagining what he could have been.


FROM SHANNON TO YOU AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU

01 – Flea Market Pete
02 – Cavities
03 – Walk
04 – St. Andrew’s Fall
05 – All That I Need
06 – Everyday (The Way You Looked Before)
07 – Letters From a Porcupine
08 – Weeping Like the Willow


download “From Shannon….” via drop.io :
http://drop.io/d92wnfj


I’ve never heard of drop.io. What is drop.io?

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Blind Melon at Amazon


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February 9, 2009 Posted by | alt country, alternative, americana, blind melon, free, ghost of electricity, guitar, indie, music, shannon hoon, toodrunktodream | Leave a comment

Ryan Adams – Extra Cheese [Ghost Of Electricity Alternate Mix]

Today be a Ryan Adams day. To truly make it a Ryan Adams day, I am going to recreate, to the best of my ability, Ryan’s upcoming Extra Cheese EP (using key alternate takes and choice live tracks).

K here goes….


Extra Cheese – Ghost of Electricity Alternate Mix

1. Two – Live in Boston, MA 9/7/2008

2. Blossom – Live in Morgantown, WV 5/17/2007

3. Answering Bell – Live in Jamaica 08/2002

4. Evergreen – Live in Southampton, England 11/22/2008

5. My Love For You Is Real – from the Cowboy Technical Sessions

6. Desire – from the unreleased album 48 Hours

7. Hey There, Mrs. Lovely – Live at the Tressel Tavern, Seattle 9/9/2000

Zip file [17 mb]


No one’s really sure what the EP will truly bring, just yet, but my hopes are for some alternate takes, unheard sessions and key live tracks…sorta what I culled here. It’s not much, and the Lost Highway camp isn’t rolling out the red carpet or anything, but any little bit of new music would be truly welcomed…. and at $3.99, that might just be worth it.

later, TDTD

further: http://ghost-electricity.blogspot.com/search/label/ryan%20adams

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February 5, 2009 Posted by | alt country, alternative, americana, cardinals, ghost of electricity, indie, live, music, ryan adams, toodrunktodream | 2 Comments

Ryan Adams and 48 Hours Revisited

In 2001, Ryan Adams made one of the best albums of his career, and never released it. It’s pretty safe to say that its one of my favorite albums that has never seen the light of day. A Youtube-er asked me if I could locate the album for him, and I gladly obliged… so there’s no sense in not sharing with everyone, right?

And the other reason for re-posting, Marty is on his way back to New England, right now, interviewing for a job and hoping to move back east. I’ll be seeing him tomorrow, sharing stories and comparing notes over a tallboy, and some good food at Angelo’s Civita Farnese.


Download the “48 Hours” album at : http://drop.io/v7vdmis


Samples:

Ryan Adams – 48 Hours – Walls
Ryan Adams – 48 Hours – Like The Twilight (Drunk and Fucked Up)


Excerpt:

You all know that Ryan Adams is slightly more than a hobby for me. Mangled B-sides and garbled concert clips are Mozart to these ears. One-off web clips are collectors items and treasured additions to my music collection. So when I got a hold of a number of Ryan Adams’ unreleased sessions a while back, (back when trading was done with bubble mailers and postage stamps…..none of this torrent malarkey), as you can imagine, I was amazed that the wealth of material that D.R. Adams had “tossed aside” was viable and desirable as good, quality music. 48 Hours, The Destroyer Sessions, The Suicide Handbook, The Heartbreaker Demos. My roommate, Marty and I would latch onto different albums, for the same reasons. Mainly, there were no reasons.

Marty had cemented this song for me, a few years back, on a road trip to New Haven. It was a few weeks after I had handed him a stack of new music. He popped in the newest latest greatest mix cd into the dashboard player. I think it was called “You Could’ve Looked Better”. This one song came on about 20 minutes down the highway. He said, “This is the best song ever written”.

We were going too fast and had too many things passing through our bloodstream. But being weary and being on the road, and working on what little sleep we could afford between drinking Narragansett tallboys after last call at the Decatur and a midmorning breakfast at the Classic Cafe. That day was ours, and this WAS the greatest, most perfect song ever written. It’s still pretty damn good. Glad I didn’t move to New Haven that fall. Wish I had those times back….



Excerpt taken from: The full, original post from early 2008

Further Reading: http://ghost-electricity.blogspot.com/search/label/ryan%20adams

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February 4, 2009 Posted by | 48 hours, alt country, alternative, americana, cardinals, Ethan Johns, ghost of electricity, rhode island, ryan adams, toodrunktodream, video, walls | 3 Comments

Misheard lyrics: Pearl Jam edition


This one is for anyone who’s ever been to a Pearl Jam show and sung along to this Pearl Jam epic. Let’s just face it, people, none of us know the lyrics. Personally, I don’t think it matters! In actuality, I think the only permanent words in this song are “box” and “bag”, but who knows, even that’s a guess!

Thanks to my man, Jeff, for giving me a good laugh this morning.

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January 30, 2009 Posted by | alternative, ghost of electricity, guitar, misheard lyrics, music, pearl jam, rock, toodrunktodream, video, yellow ledbetter | Leave a comment

Dan Auerbach – Keep It Hid [2009]

“I Want Some More” is such a badass song. The rest is just as tempting. Dan has made an album that allows him to step out of his mould, slightly. He’s got some keys, a bass, some rhythm guitar in there…. it’s really tasty.

Taken from Nonesuch’s Website:

The Black Keys’ singer-guitarist releases his self-produced solo debut, mixing, he says, “psychedelia, soul music, loud and soft guitars.” Backed by a full band, he prowls the dark end of the street, with gritty, impassioned vocals lending drama to tales of romantic betrayal and suspicious minds. Guests include singer Jessica Lea Mayfield, featured on The Black Keys’ Attack & Release.

“I never stop working,” confesses singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach, “which is a blessing and curse, I guess. I’m pretty obsessed with making music and with recording, I’m always thinking about it. It drives my family crazy. But it’s what I do.”

Keep It Hid, the first solo effort from The Black Keys singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach, is part of a continuum of music making that began the moment Auerbach picked up a guitar as a boy. On his new disc, he references the artists and genres that have long fascinated him, from the soul-stirring bluegrass of the Stanley Brothers to fuzzed-out ‘60s psychedelia, from the doleful side of country to Memphis R&B, with some carnivalesque rock and roll to tie it all together. He doesn’t so much depart from the approach of The Black Keys as explore in a full-on band context ideas that have, to varying degrees, helped shape the duo’s elemental groove. As Auerbach explains, “The one thing I didn’t want to do is to try to sound different from The Black Keys. That would have sounded half-assed and boring. I just wanted to do things I loved.”

(check the comments section)

January 25, 2009 Posted by | alt country, alternative, americana, Black keys, dan auerbach, ghost of electricity, keep it hid, the black keys, toodrunktodream | 3 Comments

Dan Auerbach – Keep It Hid [2009]

“I Want Some More” is such a badass song. The rest is just as tempting. Dan has made an album that allows him to step out of his mould, slightly. He’s got some keys, a bass, some rhythm guitar in there…. it’s really tasty.

Taken from Nonesuch’s Website:

The Black Keys’ singer-guitarist releases his self-produced solo debut, mixing, he says, “psychedelia, soul music, loud and soft guitars.” Backed by a full band, he prowls the dark end of the street, with gritty, impassioned vocals lending drama to tales of romantic betrayal and suspicious minds. Guests include singer Jessica Lea Mayfield, featured on The Black Keys’ Attack & Release.

“I never stop working,” confesses singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach, “which is a blessing and curse, I guess. I’m pretty obsessed with making music and with recording, I’m always thinking about it. It drives my family crazy. But it’s what I do.”

Keep It Hid, the first solo effort from The Black Keys singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach, is part of a continuum of music making that began the moment Auerbach picked up a guitar as a boy. On his new disc, he references the artists and genres that have long fascinated him, from the soul-stirring bluegrass of the Stanley Brothers to fuzzed-out ‘60s psychedelia, from the doleful side of country to Memphis R&B, with some carnivalesque rock and roll to tie it all together. He doesn’t so much depart from the approach of The Black Keys as explore in a full-on band context ideas that have, to varying degrees, helped shape the duo’s elemental groove. As Auerbach explains, “The one thing I didn’t want to do is to try to sound different from The Black Keys. That would have sounded half-assed and boring. I just wanted to do things I loved.”

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January 25, 2009 Posted by | alt country, alternative, americana, Black keys, dan auerbach, ghost of electricity, keep it hid, the black keys, toodrunktodream | Leave a comment

Well, the rain’s gonna come, and wash away all of our sins

Since this is my directorial debut, I’d like to say a few words regarding this clip. You all know that Ryan Adams is slightly more than a hobby for me. Mangled B-sides and garbled concert clips are Mozart to these ears. One-off web clips are collectors items and treasured additions to my music collection. So when I got a hold of a number of Ryan Adams’ unreleased sessions a while back, (back when trading was done with bubble mailers and postage stamps…..none of this torrent malarkey), as you can imagine, I was amazed that the wealth of material that D.R. Adams had “tossed aside” was viable and desirable as good, quality music. 48 Hours, The Destroyer Sessions, The Suicide Handbook, The Heartbreaker Demos. My roommate, Marty and I would latch onto different albums, for the same reasons. Mainly, there were no reasons.

Marty had cemented this song for me, a few years back, on a road trip to New Haven. It was a few weeks after I had handed him a stack of new music. He popped in the newest latest greatest mix cd into the dashboard player. I think it was called “You Could’ve Looked Better”. This one song came on about 20 minutes down the highway. He said, “This is the best song ever written”.

We were going too fast and had too many things passing through our bloodstream. But being weary and being on the road, and working on what little sleep we could afford between drinking Narragansett tallboys after last call at the Decatur and a midmorning breakfast at the Classic Cafe. That day was ours, and this WAS the greatest, most perfect song ever written. It’s still pretty damn good. Glad I didn’t move to New Haven that fall. Wish I had those times back….

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Ryan Adams – 48 Hours- 02-Walls.mp3

March 11, 2008 Posted by | 48 hours, alt country, alternative, americana, bootleg, indie, jamesonian, lost highway, ryan adams, toodrunktodream, walls | Leave a comment

Jeff Mangum (ex-Neutral Milk Hotel) surfaces, gets married


http://www.gloriousnoise.com

Jeff Mangum, Astra Taylor Married
By Jake Brown
January 9, 2008

Congratulations to Jeff Mangum and Astra Taylor, who were recently married. Mangum, as everybody knows, founded Neutral Milk Hotel, whose album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is widely regarded as one of the best albums of the 1990s. Taylor is a writer and filmmaker who directed the documentary, Zizek! for which Neutral Milk Hotel drummer Jeremy Barnes provided the original music.

Glorious Noise received confirmation of the nuptials from Ms. Taylor via email. “It’s a fact,” she said.

[I’d also like to speculate that “recently married” might actually mean within the last two years, but since we’re dealing with the reclusive songwriter here, this is breaking news to us…]


January 10, 2008 Posted by | alternative, indie, jeff mangum, music, Neutral Milk Hotel, news | Leave a comment