Friday, August 18, 2017

Full Show Friday: Judas Priest 1983

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Judas Priest!
Flash your metal horns and strap on your leather for Judas Priest. This show harkens back to 1983 when Priest was huge and playing a festival on May 23rd in San Bernadino California. Pro Shot and Pro Sound with a few songs missing for copyright reasons, full setlist is below, Enjoy!

Judas Priest - Live in San Bernadino, California, USA - May 29, 1983 - US Festival 1983 | 720p50 PAL | Intro with Electric Eye, and Screaming for Vengeance are missing, due to copyright.
00:00 - Riding on the Wind
03:31 - Heading Out to the Highway
07:45 - Metal Gods
12:04 - Breaking the Law
15:27 - Diamonds and Rust
19:05 - Victim of Changes
28:40 - Living After Midnight
33:08 - Oh Yeah! (Audience Call)
33:59 - The Green Manalishi
38:21 - You've Got Another Thing Coming
46:10 - Hell Bent for Leather

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Spoon's Best Record

One of RtBE Favorites Spoon is celebrating a milestone in 2017, the 10th Anniversary of their best disk Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. We think this is their peak release, however it may have the worst album title of any disk ever released.
To celebrate, the band will release a remastered version of the album combined with their Get Nice! EP on vinyl October 20th.

RtBE loves this disk, we rated it 28th on our top 50 record's of the 00's list and still listen to it often. It is funny though we normally don't like remastering, which often just means making things louder, but compared to the excellent sound of They Want My Soul, Ga Ga etc sounds thinner and a touch weak so we would like to hear the changes.    

We already pre-ordered the vinyl and can't wait to spin it. Until then, here are some tunes from the disk:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Angels & Vagabonds Working With Rescuebox

It is with great excitement that we can announce Angels & Vagabonds has worked with Rescuebox  to help raise awareness to their great cause.
If you are unaware of the company here is their about us:
In the summer of 2015, the founders of RescueBox came together to brainstorm new and unique ways to help give back to the animal rescue community. After founding several successful companies in the pet industry such as, and the Animal Rescue Site, as well as collectively donating nearly 500,000 pounds of food to shelter animals in need, the itch to make an even bigger impact in the space would simply not go away.
Their final idea was simple. Create an exciting, easy way to give back that will delight pets and their parents.
Collectively, our team has years of experience catering to the needs of pets and their parents. We’ve built relationships with the best vendors and local distributors in the industry. Like you, we have high standards when it comes to the products that they spoil their pets with. With every RescueBox, subscribers will receive a curated box filled with high-quality toys, delicious treats, and other tail-wagging products that have been vetted by the pets of our team. The best part? Every delivery will feature a rescue story that wouldn’t be possible without the generous donation that your purchase provides. RescueBox is a special monthly delivery that both you and your pet can truly get excited and feel GOOD about.
Millions of animals are abused and abandoned every single year. The team at RescueBox is working hard every single day to reduce that number. We couldn’t do it without your help.

Team RescueBox
Angels & Vagabonds have worked with them to help get the message out as our music is featured in their newest pro-active marketing message. Please watch (and listen) to the video below and help out if you can, also if you enjoy the music feel free to download/stream it for free on our bandcamp site or below the video.

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Album Review: Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman - Triple Fat Lice

Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman
Triple Fat Lice
*** out of *****

Here comes the third EP from the pairing of two excellent NYC MC's, Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman. Coming on the heels of 2015's Fat Lice and the follow up Lice Two in 2016 is the aptly named (and gross concept of) Triple Fat Lice.

While RtBE missed the sequel we are here to review the third installment and it is more of the same dexterity and fluid beats from the duo and their guest producers. Opening with computerized voices of a mother daughter combo finding lice comes "Pins and Needles" that is an old school introduction to the EP with a throwback to A Tribe Called Quest over skittering piano laced beats from Cohenbeats. If anything, the short track ends too early as it moves along with swaggering strides.

The whole EP is an ode to the Native Tongues as "Comfy" takes harsher lyrics and melds them with smooth soul sounds from producer Oh No. The funky groove gets deeper as Ben Boogz uses Best In Show samples around blaxplotation era guitar/bass lines while the MC's deal with commercialism and calories on the best overall track on this EP.

The lows are never that deep though as this whole collection, and everything this duo has ever produced, is high quality. "Yoohoo" is a bit disjointed with bullet fast rhymes not pairing that well with Quelle Chris's syrupy slow beats while" Panacea" works better to close the EP as M Slago incorpates crackling vinyl sound along with atmospheric swells to support the MC's as they roll along.  

An overall successful outing that proves Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman are consistently professional and confident in their style and power, and no matter the producer the duo continue to stick around your head...well, like Lice.  
Support the band, stream the album on their bandcamp site or below and peep some video:

Monday, August 14, 2017

Dylan Cover #288 The Skyriders "The Mighty Quinn" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover by The Skyriders playing "The Mighty Quinn"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
Not officially released until 1970's audience and critic defying Self-Portrait "Quinn The Eskimo" first found life with Manfred Mann, before a lot of the world heard Dylan sing it himself. It had been on The Basement Tapes though and lots of bootleggers, underground fans and admiring fellow artists got to bask it its rollicking glory. A fun old ride that makes everyone from children to adults smile. A favorite purely because it is one of the plain funnest songs in Dylan's catalog one of my personal highlights regarding the song has nothing to do with the playing, it has to do with what Dylan himself wrote about it in Chronicles:
"On the way back to the house I passed the local movie theater on Prytania Street, where The Mighty Quinn was showing. Years earlier, I had written a song called 'The Mighty Quinn' which was a hit in England, and I wondered what the movie was about. Eventually, I'd sneak off and go there to see it. It was a mystery, suspense, Jamaican thriller with Denzel Washington as the Mighty Xavier Quinn a detective who solves crimes. Funny, that's just the way I imagined him when I wrote the song 'The Mighty Quinn,' Denzel Washington."

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
We have not heard of the The Skyriders before this post. They seem to be a German band and lead singer Petra Stokkamp- Ballin has posted a few other live covers from various bands
Thoughts on Cover:
It is a sped up version that contains a jammed out midsection and is an upbeat fun take for a live interpretation of the tune. A good way to start this summer Monday. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Full Show Friday: Gnarls Barkley Live From The Astoria London

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Gnarls Barkley!

We were recently in Atlanta and had the amazing honor to shake CeeLo Green's hand. It was an experience, so we are celebrating this week with a full live show from his Gnarls Barkley act from London. This is a really cool live set with Danger Mouse and full backing band.

Pro Shot, Pro Sound, Full Set List Below. Enjoy:

00:00 Charity Case 04:04 Surprise 08:03 Gone Daddy Gone 10:39 Run 13:20 Blind Mary 16:49 Just A Thought 19:30 Going On 22:24 Neighbors 27:12 Whatever 29:33 Transformer 33:40 The Boogie Monster 36:20 Storm Coming 39:36 Crazy 42:36 A Little Better 46:37 Who's Gonna Save My Soul 51:12 Reckoner 54:58 Smiley Faces

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Springsteen on Broadway Is Coming This Fall

Bruce Springsteen is bringing a solo show to Broadway this fall with almost two months of shows.
Full info can be found here but the shows will run from October 3rd through November 26th. I am sure these shows will be incredibly interesting and RtBE will certainly be catching at least one of the nights during the run.

Tickets go on sale August 30th and you can register to buy some now. Until then how about some live solo Springsteen to hold you over.
"Born To Run"

"For You"

"No Surrender"