Saturday, March 30, 2013

Styx: 2003-06-08 Dallas, TX (FLAC_Bootradr Master AUD_1 CD) (Uncirculated)

Here's another "new" show I recorded of Styx at the "Classic Rock's Main Event" concert in Dallas.  This was one of the Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Journey shows when they all toured together.  I did record Journey (already uploaded here) and REO Speedwagon too on this day.

This show has never been shared until now.  I, back in 2003, created a non EQ'ed version and an EQ'ed version and burned them to CD-Rs.  However, this upload is the non EQ'ed version.  While the EQ'ed version sounds better in many ways, it has too much bass and can distort when turned up.  Besides, baring the definite need to EQ, I like uploading and downloading unaltered recordings and doing my own work on EQ'ing them.  And I know many of you prefer the same.

I wish I'd tracked the songs better back in 2003.  Each song is its own track, but back in those days, I'd start a track marker before the music started playing to catch what the artist had to say about any specific song.  I no longer do that :-)  When I jump to the next song on a CD, I want it to start with music!

Artist: Styx
Date: June 8th, 2003
Location: Dallas, Texas
Venue: Smirnoff Music Centre
Source: AUD Master (1sr Generation)
Format: FLAC
CDs: 1
Artwork: No (I did scan and include my ticket)
Label: Bootradr Master
Title: Classic Rock's Main Event - Styx
Size: 397 MB

(1. 2003) Sony MD70 recorder @ 44.1 kHz, 16 bit WAV audio with a Sony ECM-917 external microphone > transferred to PC via analog cable (no digital output on recorder) > tracked with fade in/outs and named using Easy Media Creator 5 > burned to master CD-R

(2. 2013) Master CD-R > EAC (secure mode) for exact copy, EAC log files, & converting to FLAC > Trader's Little Helper for md5, ffp, and torrent files creation and verification > you

101. opening music
102. Too Much Time On My Hands
103. Grand Illusion
104. Deep In The Heart Of Texas
105. Waiting For Our Time
106. Lady
107. These Are The Times
108. Blue Collar Man
109. It's Your Last Goodbye
110. Tommy Shaw's classic rock band story
111. Fooling Yourself - The Angry Yound Man
112. Miss America
113. Come Sail Away
114. Renegade
115. closing music

(1) 2003-06-08 Dallas, TX (Bootradr Master AUD)
(2) 2003-06-08 Dallas, TX (Bootradr Master AUD)

Dime Torrent - Download Here!
NOTE: I created a torrent and posted it on Dime.  If your a Dime member, you'll know what to do.  If not, sign up for a free account and READ THE RULES.  Go to for their home page.  And remember to keep your sharing ratio at 0.25% or higher so as to not get banned.  It's a much faster download almost 
always!  Now, back to the original blog post.

For some reason (maybe the hot Texas June heat or seeing REO, Styx, and Journey a few times), I cannot recall too much detail on this concert other than it was great.

Anyhow, I hope those who download the show enjoy it...


Friday, March 29, 2013

SPECIAL NOTICE: MediaFire Ripped Me Off & Has Been Dropped & I Now Use Hotfile & FileFactory Links ONLY!!!

It's taken me five days of uploading, updating, san sorting; but all entries now have their respective Hotfile links (replacing the horrible MediFire links) and updated FileFactory mirror links too.

Hotfile is very "free user friendly" and that is one reason I went with them as one of my two storage/file sharing sites

I STRONGLY recommend never buying or using MediaFire accounts for your uploading and file sharing needs.  They are targeting users like us that share our legal and legitimate files.  LaChandra, the one and I believe only MediaFire Customer Support person, told me this.  If I were to share my e-mail corespondence with MediaFire here, everyone would be completely shocked by how wishy-washy they've been and how they scam users who buy Premium Accounts.  And MediaFire will not refund any money to a user after they drop them (without any warning I might add).  MediaFire does not conduct itself as a reputable business and will roll right over you without even treating you politely before they do it.

Anyhow, I've gone through each entry tonight and checked every link and everything has been updated and is working fine.  So, as of 2013-03-30, ALL links are working and their mirror site links are all working too...


Friday, March 15, 2013

Texas Tornados: 2013-03-09 New Braunfels, TX (FLAC_Bootradr Master AUD_2 CD)

Here's a show that I recorded last Saturday night for some friends.  This band has been around, both in this same lineup and with other now dead members many know such as Doug Sahm and Freddy Fender.  Doug's son, Shawn Sahm, Flaco Jimenez, Augie Myeres, and a few others are today's Texas Tornados.

Master Zoom H2 digital recorder (96 kHz/24 bit WAV recorded) > PC via 16 GB SD > AVS Audio Editor (to down sample to 44.1 kHz/16 bit audio) > Media Creator 2010 Pro (to track and add fade in's/out's for CD burning) > Trader's Little Helper (to encode as FLAC6, create/check ffp & md5 files, and create/check torrent) > you

Artist: Texas Tornados
Date: March 9th, 2013
Location: New Braunfels, Texas
Venue: Gruene Hall (pronounced like "Green Hall")
Source: AUD
Format: FLAC
CD: 2
Artwork: No
Label: Bootradr Master
Title: Gruene Hall Warmups
Size: 654 MB

CD 1:
101. (Is Anybody Going To) San Antone?
102. Guacamole
103. A Mover El Bote
104. Nuevo Laredo
105. Sweethearts Together (Rolling Stones with Flaco unreleased song)
106. Before The Next Teardrop Falls
107. Wasted Days And Wasted Nights
108. Velma From Selma

CD 2:
201. Mendocino
202. Who Were You Thinking Of?
203. Adios Mexico
204. Deniro
205. Volver, Volver/Wooly Bully
206. She's About A Mover
207. Happy Birthday Flaco
208. (Hey Bay) Que Paso

Hotfile Links:
Part 1 -
Part 2 -
Part 3 -
Part 4 -

FileFactory Mirror Links:
Part 1 -
Part 2 -
Part 3 -
Part 4 -

Dime Torrent -
NOTE: I created a torrent and posted it on Dime.  If your a Dime member, you'll know what to do.  If not, sign up for a free account and READ THE RULES.  Go to for their home page.  And remember to keep your sharing ratio at 0.25% or higher so as to not get banned.  It's a much faster download almost always!

This recording came out excellent (even with my bias :-)).  I was dead center, about three or four rows back.  It was a sold out show and standing room only.  Gruene Hall is like home to this band and they were doing this show in preparation for their 2013 tour.  Hence the name "Gruene Hall Warmups" (like Led Zeppelin's Copenhagen Warmups).

I'm learning this music more and more as I hang around and record my friend's band, Cowtrip, and I am exposed to it.  I'm a diehard Led Zeppelin and Journey kind of guy and I bet I was the only person in the historic Gruene Hall with a 4/5/70 Baltimore Led Zeppelin tee-shirt and a borrowed cowboy hat on :-)

We had a great time, on the trip to and from North Texas, and while down in the Austin/San Antonio area once again.  The crowd is very "Texas Tornados familiar" and the band put on an excellent performance playing to their home crowd.

I've seen a following of this band and others like it on Dime, so, I figured I'd go ahead and upload the show since it came out so well.

I hope "y'all" enjoy the show...


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Journey: 1983-07-30 San Francisco, CA (FLAC_AUD Source 2_2 CD)

Wow, I've had this recording on my PC for at least a year or two and have never really heard it!  It is an incredible audience recording from Journey in their hometown, the "city by the bay", San Francisco.  I still cannot believe I somehow lost track of this one and never have heard the show.

This is NOT the Rubicon Reproductions version according to "Stulken", He/she is obviously a big Journey fan just by some of the quality shows I've gotten from them.  See the Tokyo 1981-07-31 DL DVD of Journey's show that "Stulken" created and I've uploaded here in the past.  Thanks "Stulken"!

CD-R trade > EAC > FLAC8 > Dime Torrent > me > TLH > you

Artist: Journey
Date: July 30th, 1983
Location: San Francisco, California
Venue: Cow Palace
Source: AUD (Source 2)
Format: FLAC
CD: 2
Artwork:Yes (artwork is from source 1, Rubicon Reproductions, and the tracking is different than this upload...will add accurate artwork if it exists and/or I can find it)
Label: none
Title: none
Size: 791 MB

CD 1:
101. Elmo's Theme (opening)/Chain Reaction
102. Wheel In The Sky
103. Line Of Fire
104. Send Her My Love
105. Still They Ride
106. Open Arms
107. No More Lies
108. Back Talk
109. Edge Of The Blade
110. Jon Cain (piano solo)
111. Rubicon/Steve Smith (drum solo)
112. Escape

CD 2:
201. Faithfully
202. Who's Crying Now
203. Don't Stop Believin'
204. Neal Schon (guitar solo)
205. Stone In Love
206. Keep On Runnin'
207. Lights
208. Anyway You Want It
209. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
210. After The Fall
211. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'

(1) 1983-07-20 San Francisco, CA (AUD Source 2/Stulken)
(2) 1983-07-20 San Francisco, CA (AUD Source 2/Stulken)

Here are a few notes on this recording.  The show is incomplete.  "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" cuts off at 8 minutes, 29 seconds.  It's almost complete, but just a minute or two away from the complete concert.  Also, the trader that "Stulken" got their CD-Rs from in their trade seems to have tracked some of the songs a little late.  Some songs, when you jump to the song's track, have just started.  The actual beginning of the song is in the very end of the previous song's track.  It's no big deal, and it's not on every song either.  Maybe, in the future, I'll go back and track them correctly (at the very beginning of the song).

I cannot stress enough how impressed I am with this recording.  Sure, there are much better recordings out there.  But this one sounds great; especially considering it was recorded almost 30 years ago!  It has great bass and Steve Perry's voice is right in your face.  The same goes for the other instruments/band members too.

I'm glad I found this lost gem that was stuck in a forgotten about folder.  All of the reorganizing of my boot hard drives (the vault) and filing things in a better way is something very time consuming and something I've been doing lately.  And I'm glad I was doing it tonight just so I could find this missed treasure.

If you're a Journey fan, you will enjoy the show...


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Led Zeppelin: 1975-03-05 Dallas, TX (FLAC_SB_3 CD)

Here is another excellent Led Zeppelin soundboard recording from their Dallas show 38 years ago tonight.  The quality of this show, like the night before, is superb too.  So, in celebration of both Dallas 1975 shows, turn this one up today and listen loud :-)  I'm gonna 'bout you?

Silver CDs > EAC > WAV > FLAC6 > TLH > you

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: March 5th, 1975
Location: Dallas, Texas
Venue: Memorial Auditorium
Source: SB/AUD (AUD recording used to fill in a few small gaps in the SB)
Format: FLAC
CD: 3
Artwork: Yes
Label: EVSD
Title: Days Confused
Size: 1.11 GB

CD 1:
101. introduction (AUD)
102. Rock And Roll
103. Sick Again
104. Over The Hills And Far Away
105. In My Time Of Dying
106. The Song Remains The Same
107. The Rain Song
108. Kashmir

CD 2:
201. No Quarter
202. Tramples Underfoot
203. Moby Dick

CD 3:
301. Dazed And Confused
302. Stairway To Heaven
303. Whole Lotta Love
304. The Crunge
305. Black Dog

(1) 1975-03-05 Dallas, TX (SB/EVSD)
(2) 1975-03-05 Dallas, TX (SB/EVSD)
(3) 1975-03-05 Dallas, TX (SB/EVSD)

One thing of interest in this show is Zeppelin does "The Crunge" as they're ending the show instead of "Heartbreaker" as they did the night before.

This was the second and last night for Led Zeppelin in Dallas on their 1975 tour.  They played Fort Worth two nights earlier (1975-03-03).  But unfortunately, as of this time, no soundboard or audience recordings have ever surfaced for the Fort Worth show.  It is believed to exist (along with a lot of other shows).  But we'll have to cross our fingers and hope it does surface in the not-to-distant future :-)

Enjoy night # 2 of the mighty Led Zeppelin in Dallas from March of 1975...


Monday, March 4, 2013

Led Zeppelin: 1975-03-04 Dallas, TX (FLAC_SB_EVSD_3 CD)

Here is another excellent Led Zeppelin soundboard recording from their Dallas show 38 years ago tonight.  The quality is superb too.  They also played tomorrow night in Dallas 38 years ago.  I'll put that show up too if I get a chance later today or tomorrow.

Silver CDs > EAC (offset corrected, secure mode, test and copy) > WAV > FLAC6 > TLH > you

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: March 4th, 1975
Location: Dallas, Texas
Venue: Memorial Auditorium
Source: SB
Format: FLAC
CD: 3
Label: EVSD
Title: Chasing The Dragon
Size: 1.03 GB

CD 1:
101. Rock And Roll
102. Sick Again
103. Over The Hills And Far Away
104. In My Time Of Dying
105. The Song Remains The Same
106. The Rain Song
107. Kashmir

CD 2:
201. No Quarter
202. Tramples Underfoot
203. Moby Dick

CD 3:
301.Dazed And Confused
302. Stairway To Heaven
303. Whole Lotta Love
304. Black Dog
305. Heartbreaker

Part 1 - 1975-03-04 Dallas, TX (EVSD)
Part 2 - 1975-03-04 Dallas, TX (EVSD)
Part 3 - 1975-03-04 Dallas, TX (EVSD)

I hope you enjoy this great show...


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Led Zeppelin: 1969-12-06 Châtenay-Malabry, France (FLAC_Master_2 CD) (Just Surfaced!)

Here is something I've been waiting a long, long time for!  It is a brand new, just surfaced a few hours ago, and previously no recording for this date was known to exist Led Zeppelin show.  This is a great audience recording.  Actually, it's excellent!!!

Rather than do all the stuff I normally do (rename tracks, add the text the way I organize it, etc); I'm doing a copy and paste of the original post this time.  It's way too late and I got to get to sleep :-)

A VERY SPECIAL thanks goes out to "alphi" for bringing this master recording into the light of day!

********************copy & paste start********************

Led Zeppelin
Piston 70
Ecole Centrale

**** DO NOT BUY / SELL ****

CD 1 (side A)
1. Good Times Bad Times [as an intro only]
2. Communication Breakdown
3. I Can't Quit You
4. Heartbreaker
5. Dazed And Confused
6. White Summer - Black Mountain Side

CD 2 (side B)
1. You Shook Me
2. Moby Dick
3. How Many More Times

**** DO NOT BUY / SELL ****

Robert Plant: vocals
Jimmy Page: guitar
John Paul Jones: bass, organ
John Bonham: drums

Over the years, there's been much speculation regarding the validity of Led Zeppelin's appearance at Ecole Centrale's Piston 70 - despite a review in the French magazine Best in February 1970 and a publication of the programme in the book Hexagonal Experiences. The first clue was the photographs of the gig taken by Gilles Château, which were published on the website.

But now, more than 40 years later, there's no doubt that it really happened since this recording has been dig out! A 40 years old master tape that has never been circulated before.
It must have a few glitches from times to times, but it's a miracle that it was not completely gone after all this time.

I first heard about the Châtenay-Malabry show through the website of Jean-Claude Bellamy (a former Centrale student who operated as a lighting engineer that night). Having done an engineer school myself, I always remained curious to find a copy of the show, but quickly realized it was a controversial date. But I kept believing in it, and basically always asked about it when Led Zeppelin came into the discussion. I'm finally so glad that I managed to find it and was able to restore it. Nowadays, it'd likely have just been rubbishly ripped onto mp3 and shared onto a blog as if it was an evident download. A shame because such a new Led Zep find is a very big deal. I've spent many hours on the editing just for the sake of all the fans who hoped to hear it as well.

Big thanks to Gérard for digging out his tapes collection, and coming home with some of them,and of course for taping this show at the time!

So, a few words from Gérard the taper:
"The concert took place in the suburbs of Paris, it was very cold and snowing. I went there with four friends. One of them became famous later in the seventies, under the nickname of Ramon Pipin when he became the founding member of bands called Au Bonheur Des Dames and Odeurs. The musical press had announced this concert hosted by the École Centrale, and of course we bought our tickets and I kept mine, numbered 1111. We were sitting on a kind of balcony above the stage located in the main hall of the building.
"We had already seen Led Zeppelin in England and France. I must say that during the late sixties, we went very often to England and we saw many bands that would become successful and often in small venues. It's difficult to imagine now, for example, seeing Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett playing to an audience of just 40!
"We've seen Led Zeppelin many times and the most memorable concert was the one in a pub in London. We paid 10 shillings and Led Zeppelin played for more than two hours. We were standing in front of the stage. This was one of the best concerts I've attended!!"

Also attached with the recording are a scan of the original ticket, and an article by Christophe Le Pabic published in Tight But Loose #34, courtesy of Dave Lewis who also reviewed the recording.

Just a few last notes:

The very begining of the intro may be missing, but it really seems that 'Good Times Bad Times'
was not played as a song, but just as an intro:
a) This webpage: ... lz19691206 sates it was only the intro played
b) Another part of the song was played into 'How Many More Times'

Additionaly, 'How Many More Times' features another Led Zeppelin II song which, to my knowledge, had never been played as part of this song. I don't give the answer here, but it must be something unique to this show!

Audience->Philips EL-3302->Master Cassette
->Nakamichi DR-1 (azimuth adj.)->Thomson/Hama Scenium KD4112 cable->Roland Edirol R-09HR
->WAV 96000Hz 24bits->Adobe Audition:
* Automatic Click Remover (Threshold: 5, Complexity: 1)
* Manual clicks removal
* Hiss Reduction
* Volume: +7.60dB
* Conversion to 44100Hz 16bits
->split to CD WAV->FLAC->MP3Tag

**** DO NOT BUY / SELL ****
********************copy & paste end********************

Here are my links for the show:

(1) 1969-12-06 Master

What an awesome recording to finally have surfaced just a little over 43 years later :-)

And something even cooler than a bunch of fans getting together (via web, in person, however) and confirming a date and setlist is the fact Led Zeppelin has the information bootleggers collect and organize on their official website (as seen in the link in the original uploader's posting).  Led Zeppelin has done what us collectors have been doing for years and years.  They list their full setlist from shows (in the same format bootleg collectors do), their dates, and they even provides stuff we have a hard time locating many times like ticket stubs, concert posters, and of course; photogrpahs from the shows.  It's like the band is saying "have a great time collectors...let us help you with your search for facts"!

It has long been a known fact (and I've got photographs to prove it) that Jimmy Page is a huge Led Zeppelin collector of the bootlegs of their performances.  And late drummer John Henry Bonham's son, Jason Bonham, who has played the drums in a few Led Zeppelin reunions including their last show on 2007-12-10 is a huge collector and may even be the source for many of these soundboards leaked out in recent years.  The band has made many 2012 press conference references to Jason Bonham being the collector of their shows and how he has helped them to remember exactly how they performed certain songs or setlists in 1969, 1971, 1972, etc, etc.  He's a collector too.  To me, this is a full-fledged indication that Led Zeppelin not only doesn't mind the trading and circulating of these unreleased shows, they want to assist the followers in adding special access to things like the setlists, photographs, etc to help us out!  What more could a collector ask for than the implied "permission" of the band by not trying to stop us from collecting, but instead, by aiding and assisting us in the passion and hobby!  Thank you Led Zeppelin!  Watch my posting a few entries back that is a YouTube video where the band members are being asked various questions.  Listen to what bassist John Paul Jones says about Jason Bonham being the one they go to in order to recall how they played certain songs in certain years.  Without out-and-out saying "we approve the free trading and sharing of our unreleased material", Led Zeppelin says it by helping us out on their official website with facts and memorabilia to aid us in verification of many things we might not know and by setting the record straight.  How cool is it of a band to do that?  Led Zeppelin are all right guys and I really appreciate their added extras and assistance!  The section on their site for a show by show detailed account is pretty much unprecedented in this day and age of greed by most artists (and/or the RIAA).

I honestly believe Led Zeppelin truly understands how the bootlegs (legitimate, unreleased material) have kept the band aloft through the years and I feel they are just showing their appreciation to us collectors by doing these things.  Heck, m minus the download links tp get their shows, their site looks like a collector's site when it comes to show details and information!

Enjoy this one...