Friday, September 13, 2019

Full Show Friday: The Who Live in Houston, TX 1975

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...The Who!
For September The Masters Focuses on The Who

This is a killer recording from The Who's 1975 tour in support of their Who By Numbers album, That one didn't make our top five studio albums and only three songs from this night come from that (and only one from Quadrophenia) as the tour was more of a Tommy Revisited adventure as the movie just came out. 

This is a ripping show from Houston. Just listen to Entwistle's bass on "I Can't Explain"...loose booty rockin'. The band is in fine form. I don't think it is pro shot, but sound is dynamite. Full set list below, Enjoy:

Recorded at The Summit in Houston - Texas, on November 20th 1975 All rights to the copyright proprietors! 01. Substitute 02. I Can´t Explain 03. Squeeze Box 04. Baba O´Riley 05. Boris The Spider 06. Drowned 07. However Much I Booze 08. Dreaming From The Waist 09. Behind Blue Eyes 10. Amazing Journey 11. Sparks 12. Acid Queen 13. Fiddle About 14. Pingball Wizard 15. I´m Free 16. Tommy´s Holiday Camp - (We´re Not Take It / See Me, Feel Me / Listening To You) 17. Summertime Blues 18. My Generation 19. Join Together 20. Naked Eye 21. Roadrunner - REMOVED due copyright claims!! 22. Won´t Get Fooled Again - ( Stills ) 23. Magic Bus 24. My Generation Blues Due copyright clains the - Won´t Get Fooled Again - motion picture is here:]

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Album Review: Lost Bayou Ramblers - ASTEUR

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!

It is of the Lost Bayou Ramblers live album ASTEUR

The live album and the accompanying documentary, On Va Continuer!, celebrate the twentieth year of the Lost Bayou Ramblers, a very interesting band who blend Cajun, jazz, rock and Americana in intriguing ways.

Support the band, read the review, buy the album and peep some video below:

RIP Daniel Johnston

One of the most individual artists of recent years Daniel Johnston passed away yesterday, he was 58.

Daniel put a unique spin on pop music, the first time RtBE became aware of him was when Kurt Cobain wore his shirt, but never heard his music until the Kids soundtrack. Even then though he didn't really resonant with us.

Then a cover by Built To Spill of "Some Things Last A Long Time" from The Normal Years really struck a chord and made us dig deeper. The album The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered is the record of his we go back to the most to hear his songs and other artists takes, but to RtBE the most affecting thing is not even Johnston's music it was the amazing documentary, The Devil and Daniel Johnston.   

That documentary was a powerful look at a person diagnosed as manic depressive, bipolar and schizophrenic and how he manages his way through the world with a tough life and a burning desire to make/play music and connect with the people/the world around him. His art and music are unique, safe to say their won't be another like him. RIP. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Live Review: The Raconteurs 9/6/19 Hammerstein Ballroom NYC

The Raconteurs
Live @ Hammerstein Ballroom
9/6/19 NYC, NY

The Raconteurs are currently on tour behind their newest release Help Me Stranger and are also partnering with to get their live shows and tunes out to the masses; safe to say all involved are happy with what is going down on stage these days.  Friday night's Hammerstein show was the second of three in the area this fall after the band did a mini club and record store invasion back in the spring when the new record was released.

These shows were much bigger on all fronts as the band played for two hours and ten minutes (one of the longest shows of the tour) and when things seemed to be wrapping up they would dive right back in as Jack White in particular was super engaged leading the charge. Having seen the band on all previous tours, White usually played more of a background role within the Raconteurs, but during this set and encore it was clear he was in charge and loving the stage/crowd.

Not to say the other members are lightweights by any stretch, Brendan Benson was delivering the goods with his Beatles -like numbers as Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler are arguably best rhythm section in rock and roll today. Rounded out by multi-instrumentalist Dean Fritita  and guests Nick Zinner on guitar and a fiddle player who joined on multiple songs the band sounded pristine rumbling when needed and playing nuanced as well.

The Detroit (by way of Nashville) band got down and dirty for the most part though, skewing a bit older on this night than recent shows with the excellent Consolers of the Lonely and Broken Boy Soldiers getting as much love as the new release. Bombing out of the gate the title track of the second album was dynamite, before "You Don't Understand Me" saw a switching of instruments as White moved from piano to a screaming guitar solo to close which morphed excitingly into The Stooges "I Wanna Be Your Dog", a show highlight.

"Top Yourself" with Zinner on extra guitar was an electric bluesy bash while "Sunday Driver" revved up from the get go. The band also dropped a few verses of "Louie Louie" into "Broken Boy Solider" and ran through Albert King's "Born Under A Bad Sign" before a dynamite "Blue Veins" closed the first set.

While technically an encore, the boys treated the rest of the show as a second set, scorching through Donovan's "Hey Gyp", "Salute Your Solution" and "Help Me Stranger". What seemed like a show closing "Carolina Drama" the band broke through curfew wanting to rock out even more with "Steady, as She Goes" popping up to end the fantastic night of guitar lead rock and roll. 
Great show, great band, 'nuff said:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Album Review: Dead Feathers - All Is Lost

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!
It is of Dead Feathers first release All Is Lost

This is right in RtBE's wheelhouse, noisy psych rock with a groove and stoner edge...but what really separates things is singer Marissa Allen. She is something special and can really elevate this band. Some pretty bad ass album art with this one as well.

Support the artists, buy the album, read the review, stream it on bandcamp or below and peep some video:

First Single From Upcoming Lucky Chops Album, "Full Heart Fancy"

One of NYC's best brass bands and an RtBE Favorite who we also had the privilege of interviewing back in 2015, are about to release their first studio full length album in two weeks.

Lucky Chops have dropped the first single from that album titled "Full Heart Fancy" and you can watch it here:

The full length will be available on the 27th of September and you can pre-order it now. Below are some live clips from the band to get you even more pumped up:

Monday, September 9, 2019

Dylan Cover # 392 Roger Daltrey & Wilko Johnson "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey performing "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" 

Thoughts on Original:
(From the first time in this series we tackled a cover of this song)
A rambling transitional tune from Dylan as he moved from folk to his rock phase backed by The Hawks and push that wild thin mercury sound which Dylan was just starting to dabble with. Perhaps because of it's rarity, not appearing on any official album it is always a joy to listen to when it pops up, but there are better tracks in this vein such as the unfinished "She's Your Lover Now" but that is a whole separate post....


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
We are celebrating The Who all month in our Masters series. They are one of RtBE's all-time favorites. That covers half of this duo with Roger Daltrey and Wilko Johnson did some cool stuff with Dr. Feelgood, but those guys don't make our Masters series.

Thoughts on Cover:
A pumped up rollicking version with Daltery's stout vocals, a shaking tambourine and jangle. A lot like the original in the end, a fairly straight ahead cover.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Full Show Friday: The Who Live @ Monterrey Pop 6/18/67

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...The Who!

For September The Masters Focuses on The Who

Let's get started at the beginning, well not the exact beginning, but the show which broke the band for American audiences. Monterrey Pop changed popular music in 1967 and The Who were one of the major acts who smashed down the door. 

We have the full set, with no video, and then a few clips of the band playing the opening and closing numbers with full visual destructive action. Enjoy:

00:00 Eric Burdon Introduction 00:17 "Substitute" 03:59 "Summertime Blues" 07:47 "Pictures of Lily" 10:38 "A Quick One, While He's Away" 19:03 "Happy Jack" 21:25 "My Generation" All songs written by Pete Townshend except "Summertime Blues," written by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Last Waltz Tour Returns with November Dates

Returning to re-create one of the best shows in history, The Last Waltz Tour is back with a run of shows in Early November. 
RtBE are huge fans of The Last Waltz and dig into every year when Thanksgiving comes around. Regarding this tour, from Glide's post:
The Last Waltz Tour 2019: A Celebration of The Band’s Historic Farewell Concert features a star-studded lineup led by GRAMMY® Award-winning guitar legend and vocalist Warren Haynes and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/musician Don Was, with Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, John Medeski, Terence Higgins, and Mark Mullins & The Levee Horns featuring the original horn arrangements of Allen Toussaint. Very special guests Cyril Neville (The Neville Brothers), Dave Malone (The Radiators), and Bob Margolin (Long time Muddy Waters guitarist who performed with Waters and The Band in the original Last Waltz) will be featured throughout the tour.
Tickets are available at

RtBE  were not lucky enough to catch this tour in the past, we did catch a different Last Waltz tribute show up at the Capital Theater last year... To prep for this tour, here is some video of their past shows:

Album Review: Chrissie Hynde - Valve Bone Woe

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!

It is of Chrissie Hynde's newest solo record Valve Bone Woe.

The album is a collection of jazz interpretations and covers. In the original draft of the review I wrote a tangent of older rockers going jazz, including the Bob Dylan studio output the last few years but I thought it was a bit of overkill on re-read.

This album is fine, it is not really my bag, but for what it is trying to do it succeeds.  The retro cover art is a plus as well looking straight out of 1959.

Support the artist, buy the record, read the review and peep some video below:

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Masters: The Who - Best Studio Albums

RtBE loves listening to new music and prides itself on keeping tabs on up and coming artists but in 2019 we are also going to have a monthly spotlight on legendary artists who we really love. We are calling this series The Masters. It will focus on the best albums, live records, transcendent shows and other odd ways we appreciate the artists and their contribution to music, culture and our formation.
For September The Masters focuses on The Who.

When RtBE hears the term 'Rock Band' (not rock and roll mind you) The Who are always the band who jumps to mind. The group were heavy/hard before there was punk/metal. They were over the top, before there was prog. They were in touch with their feelings like folkies, but would make you start a mosh before that was a thing and they never backed down from a fight. 

Pete Townshend, Roger Daltry, John Entwistle and Keith Moon were the perfect rock quartet.  Each played their roles, were amazing at their craft and produced some of the greatest albums in rock history. They were not prolific in the studio, but each record we talk about today could be in talks for best ever.    

Unlike a lot of other British Invasion acts, The Who didn't owe very much to the blues masters that came before them, they were much more influenced by the early American rock and roll inspired by those artists, almost a second generation influence. Unlike the Beatles and the Stones they kept the "roll" out of it and went more for a blasting, the already mentioned metal/punk/prog approach to their songs as they grew as a unit. 

Townshend as a songwriter also tapped into constant themes of childhood abuse, teenage angst and mental confusion. The best part about his songs is that he somehow managed to keep a sense of humor about him and his lyrics. The Who were fun, deep, exciting and a kick ass band so let's dig into their top 5 studio albums....As a reminder, this list is meant to start discussions, not end them....

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Album Review: Lillie Mae - Other Girls

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!

It is of Lillie Mae's newest record Other Girls

Lillie seems to be in a hurtful place with the songs sounding dark and ominous, more country pain than usual. The sonic structure is cool as hell though as she most away from straight country incorporating more of her influences like Americana and light rock.

Support the artist, read the review buy the album and stream it on bandcamp and peep some video:

Monday, September 2, 2019

Dylan Cover #391 David Janofsky "Union Sundown" 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 David Janofsky playing "Union Sundown"
Thoughts on Original:
From what has become an annual tradition here and here:
Wanted to pick this one for Labor Day as it is Dylan's take on the lack of US manufacturing jobs as well as the increasing flux of capitalism in society and the death of unions.  The idea of greed taking over is nothing new, but this song seems to come from an impulsive Dylan (a lot do) and shows up on Infidel's of which Dylan has commented something along the lines of "Those songs stuck around too long".  Ideas seem to be a bit jumbled on this disk, but not on this tune, his lament at no good paying job for American workers is clear, but he isn't passing the buck.  It is all of HIS products that are foreign made, this isn't a plea for change as a younger Dylan might have done; it is a simple statement of fact...and a sad one at that.  Having grown up in a extremely pro-Labor house hold I just wanted to point this tune out and the fact that Dylan wrote it almost 30 years ago, and things have only gotten worse... Happy Labor Day....

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is our first time finding David Janofsky who is apparently a huge fan of Infidels and participates in this ongoing Dylan Birthday party so he may show back up during this ongoing series.

Thoughts on Cover:
A stripped down two man run through from the Dylan Birthday Fest 5/24/17 at the Ardmore Music Hall accompanied by Bob Peak on bass and vocals.

Enjoy your Labor Day!