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            A BANDWIDTH SUCKING BEAST

Updated:   Friday, January 27, 2012 11:43 AM

IMPORTANT UPDATE!! I put up a lot of files this week and I am considering setting up downloads on a subscription basis as so many people are downloading files and nobody is donating. I am not Sony or Warner Bros, if everybody keeps freeloading, I will leave the Flash jukeboxes up for your listening enjoyment, but the direct links to downloadable MP3s will disappear. Do the right thing and help out.

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The Music Office/OverDue Records/Greg Forest are the copyright (SR) owner to these recordings. Thanks to all the labels and management that granted permission for these recordings.

Austin Alternatives

LIVE RECORDINGS from austin & LIBERTY LUNCH'S POST PUNK HEYDAY 1987-1989

These are old radio shows and scraps  from the vault that I thought a few old die-hard, post punk, proto-alternative fans might enjoy. Produced by myself and Keith Ayers in association with W.R. Productions between 1987 and 1989, we (or more accurately our interns) dragged cable through the mud, blood and beer under the stages at Liberty Lunch, Antones, Steamboat, The Backroom and other Austin venues to snag some great bands.

The shows were recorded live, direct to 2-track, on a primitive Akai 14-bit PCM and VHS deck until we moved up to a 16-bit Sony F-501 PCM & a SVHS deck. Back in my studio, the digital recordings were transferred to tape (Tascam-32). No overdubs, no punching and flying without a net, we recorded some great performances under less-than-perfect conditions. Artists are listed quasi-alphabetically. This project is a lot of work and donations are greatly appreciated.

ENTIRE SHOWS

10,000 Maniacs

10.000 Maniacs 10,000 Maniacs  We couldn't find a sponsor, recording bands with names like this. It was a little over the top for even the beer companies. This is Natalie Merchant before she became an MTV diva and pop star. This is from her cult heroine days. The evening was a nightmare of technical problems and this was all I could salvage.
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Alex Chilton - The High Priest - PARTs 1 & 2

Free MP3 Alex Chilton Concert Alex Chilton  When Alex sailed west recently the traffic on the site went through the roof with fans downloading this concert.  Another friend who recently passed, Bert Winston, was the executive producer for the whole series and it would not have been possible t make these recordings without him.  In two  parts - use the "next track" button. Enjoy
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Big Guitars from Texas

Big Guitars From Texas MP3 Big Guitars From Texas  Texas is full of guitar slingers. The 2nd Generation crop started with Stevie Ray Vaughn but there are still some cats from the old school that can find their way around a fret board. Austin's Amazing Records signed the Big Guitars and they had a good run in the late 80s. Although not as flashy as some posers, these guys are the real deal.
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BLUE MOVIE

bluemovie Blue Movie  We recorded a lot of bands and most have left a trail, however cold, I can pick up on the Internet. This band is an exception.  All I can remember is that they were from the Bay Area and opened for Gordon Gano & the Mercy Seat. They seemed to have vanished from the face of the digital Earth. If you hear from these guys, let me know!
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Booze weasels

The Booze Weasels - David Grissom & David Holt Booze WeaselsThis recording snagged two of my favorite guitar slingers - David & David.   A great band featuring  David Grissom, David Holt, Jimmy Pettit and Mike Buck recorded live at Antones . The band's goal was to drink and pick. There may be a clam or two in here, but I sure can't play this good. Seven-fingered wonders both of 'em.
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Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg, Live Concert 1988  Billy Bragg Concert Coming!
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                MP3 Version Concert Coming Soon... 

Camper Van Beethoven

Camper Van Beethoven Live Concert MP3  Camper Van Beethoven Concert Coming!  You can make this happen much quicker by donating. Keep your eyes on this page.
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Joe King Carrasco

Joe King Carrasco  Joe King Carrasco  Who is the King of Texas Party Punk? Lord of Spring Break with a rockin reggae/conjunto/spazzibily sound? Joe King Carrasco y los Coronas!  The most memorable thing I recall from a Joe King show is that he was also WORLD ZEN MASTER of the crowd dive. Able to swing out over audiences in a single bound, here's Joe King.
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Dash Rip Rock

Dash Rip Rock  Dash Rip Rock  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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Dead Milkmen

The Dead Milkmen Dead Milkmen  This is whereI will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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Teisco del Rey

Tiesco del Rey  Tiesco del Rey  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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Doctor's Mob

Doctor's Mob  Doctors Mob  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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Do Dat

Do Dat, Austin band, Live at Liberty Lunch  DO DAT This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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fIREhose

fIREHOSE  fIREHOSE This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
        MP3 Version 1 & 2

anson funderburgh and the Rockets
featuring Sam Myers

Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, featuring Sam Myers  Anson' Funderburgh & the Rockets
featuring Sam Myers
  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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FETCHIN' BONES

Fetchin' Bones  Fetchiin' Bones  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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the Grandmothers w/Jimmy Carl Black

Jimmy Carl Black was the, "Indian of the group," back in the original Mothers of Invention. This is a recording from my basement studio on Lamar (formerly Electric Gracyland). The audience noise was dubbed in to get a "live" radio show out of it.  Ladies and Gentlemen - Jimmy Carl Black & the Grandmothers
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Glass Eye

Glass Eye Concert, 1988  Glass Eye  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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guadalcanal diary

Guadalcanal Diary  Guadalcanal Diary This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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hickoids

Hickoids Live in Concert  The Hickoids This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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reverend horton heat

Reverend Horton Heat Live in Concert 1989  Reverend Horton Heat  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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The Killer Bees Part 1 & 2

Killer Bees Reggae Live  Killer Bees  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
        MP3 Version 1 & 2

Sleepy LaBeef

Sleepy LaBeef Live Concert Sleepy LaBeef  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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The Mercy Seat

The Mercy Seat Live Concert  Mercy Seat  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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Claude "Butch" Morgan

Claude Morgan The Blast  The BLAST  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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Mojo Nixon

Mojo Nixon, Live Concert 1988  Mojo Nixon  Concert Coming!
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Ponty Bone

Ponty Bone & the Squeezetones Live in Concert, 1988  Ponty Bone & the Squeezetones  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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Queen Ida

Queen Ida Live Concert  Queen Ida This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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Prohibition

Prohibtion Live in Austin, 1988  Prohibition This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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Royal Court of China

Royal Court of China Live Concert  Royal Court of China  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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Top Jimmy & The Rhythm Pigs

Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs, Live in Concert 1989  Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs   This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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Two Hoots and a Holler

Two Hoots and a Holler, Live Concert, 1988  Twp Hoots & a Holler  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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The Rhythm Rats

The Rhythm Rats, Live Concert 1987  The Rhythm Rats  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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Spot 1019

Spot 1019, Live Concert 1988  SPOT 1019  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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Tex Thomas and the Danglin Wranglers

Tex Thomas and the Danglin Wranglers, Live Concert 1987  Tex Thomas & the Danglin' Wranglers  Concert Coming!
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They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants, Live Concert 1988  They Might Be Giants  Concert Coming!
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                 MP3 Version Concert Coming Soon...

Timbuk 3

Timbuk 3, Live Concert 1989  Timbuk 3  Concert Coming!
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Thin White Rope

Thin White Rope Live Concert MP3  Thin White Rope  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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Wild Seeds

Wild Seeds, Live Concert 1988  Wild Seeds   This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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The Worst Covers Volume 1

Worst Cover Song Versions Volume 1  Best of the Worst Covers Vol 1  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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The Worst Covers Volume 2

Worst Cover Versions Volume 2  Best of the Worst Covers Vol 2  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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Jesse Colin Young

Jesse Colin Young, Live Concer 1989  Jesse Colin Young  This is where I will write something clever and brief about the recording or band.
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The Bijou

early 21st century music video

In the 1970s there was a robust original live music scene in San Antonio, Texas that has yet to be equaled. It all revolved around a tiny club called The Bijou. The best in Texas singer/songwriters performed there every night years before the "Redneck Rock" or "Alternative" movement.  This was Americana thirty years before such a thing existed. In the early 21st Century, I produced a series of TV shows and named the program, "An Evening at the Bijou," trying to recapture the mood of those glory days. 

We tapped the first seven groups over three nights at the Point Theatre in Ingram, Texas and the rest at whatever venues we could get our cameras into. These are the audio files for those programs.

 I am posting the audio from those programs first with the video to follow as time allows. Of course time allows much more when you downloading fools make a small donation. Thanks for your support.

The Lotions

The Lotions Live in Concert  The Lotions  Coming Soon!
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forlini & Cross

Forlini & Cross Live in Concert, MP3  Forlini & Cross  Coming Soon!
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Lady Jane Grey

Lady Jane Gray, Live Concert MP3  Lady Jane Grey  Coming Soon!
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Jack Williams

Jack Williams, Live in Concert MP3  Jack Williams   Coming Soon!
                 MP3 Version Concert Coming Soon...

Shelley King

Shelley King, Live in Concert MP3  Shelley King    Coming Soon!
                 MP3 Version Concert Coming Soon...

Duluth

Duluth, Live in Concert MP3  Duluth    Coming Soon!
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Rand Mccullough & robert Mcentee

Rand McCullough & Robert McEntee, Live in Concert MP3  Rand McCullough & Robert McEntee Coming Soon!
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cosmic dust devils

Cosmic Dust Devils, Live in Concert MP3  Cosmic Dust Devils  Coming Soon!
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