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Kraftwerk CWelt

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Japan: Early 1982? Kraftwerk toured Japan in the first half of September 1981 but I doubt that this release was ready in time for these performances.

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MATRIX: UD 6569A 111/B 111    UD 6570A 112/B 112    UD 6571A 113/ B 113

Source: Audience recording from the Hammersmith Odeon, 3 July 1981

6569 A: Intro 1:05 / Numbers 3:44 / Computerworld 5:09 / Computerlove 5:38 / Homecomputer 5:04
6569 B: The Model 4:05 / Neon Lights 7:44 / Radioactivity 5:33
6570 A: The Voice Of Energy 3:42 / Ohm Sweet Ohm 4:52 / Autobahn Part 1
6570 B: Autobahn Part 2 / Hall Of Mirrors 5:06 / Showroom Dummies 6:49
6571 A: Trans Europe Express 9:28 / Pocket Calculator 8:46
6571 B: The Robots 7:09 / It’s More Fun To Compute 9:08

THE first thing to mention about this set is the quality of the recordings, which are impressive to say the least,given that this was made at Hammersmith Odeon, which can sound like a barn at the best of times, you cant distinguish this from near CD quality even the audience sound great.

This is probably one of the rarest UD titles and it has in the recent past sold for $350 and up.

To the best of my knowledge this is only the second ever ‘original’ triple bootleg album released in Japan, following the famous Pink Floyd ‘Tokyo/Osaka Triple’ seen here:

Pink Floyd Osaka Triple

‘Original’ as I exclude the John Lennon Flower triple album, which was made from previously released U.S. bootlegs:

JL Flower b

Kudos to the bootleggers for taking this risk and presenting Kraftwerk’s complete performance.

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Kraftwerk Hammersmith O

At one of the Hammersmith Odeon shows, performing ‘Pocket Calculator’

King Crimson Discipline 4

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The label artwork was copied from the paper ads.

Discipline London 81 ad

Japan: 1982

Matrix (stamped): UD 6567A 111 / UD 6567B 111 / UD 6568A 111 / UD 6568B 111

 

6567 A: Discipline / Dangerous City / Red
6567 B: Plain Vaseline / I Take To The South / Mirage
6568 A: I Like It / Talk Talk
6568 B: Lark’s Tongue In Aspic Pt. 2 / Discipline

 

Collector evaluations:

Great set at the beginning of the ‘new’ King Crimson era in 1981. And a great quality recording too-probably audience but top quality audience.Interesting to hear the band, who played this show under the name Discipline,coming back after a 7 year break and with 2 new members.

As all the Japanese releases, this comes with a superb (color) cover, this time coupled with a really excellent sound quality, cover reproducing a cloudy earth with overprinted a strange machine topped with Fripp’s head, with wires writing “Fripp sound”. Back cover has the same picture, with songs list: about this, I will underline that at that time all the tracks are not in their definitive shape, still evolving and this is one of the aspects that made this a really interesting piece. Labels are very accurate, showing concert flyers and tracks and company infos.
LATE ADDICTIONS: this comes from UD records company, one of the most famous Japanese company that has a complete catalogue to refer; they span their releases from rock to prog, from metal to new wave to punk. It was made in the second half of the ’80, probably 1986/87. [I still believe it was much earlier than that]

 

The band’s short European tour – the album Discipline would not be released until September 1981:

 Apr. 30, 1981     Bath     Moles     
May. 01, 1981     Bath     Moles     
May. 02, 1981     Weymouth     Dorset Institute Of Higher Education        
May. 05, 1981     Bristol     The Granary    
May. 06, 1981     Keele     University      
May. 07, 1981     Manchester     Polytechnic    
May. 08, 1981     Liverpool     University       
May. 09, 1981     Norwich     University of East Anglia       
May. 10, 1981     London     Her Majesty’s Theatre    
May. 12, 1981     Paris     Captain Video    
May. 13, 1981     Paris     Captain Video     
May. 14, 1981     Lille     Roubaix Colisee       
May. 15, 1981     Amsterdam     Paradiso        
May. 16, 1981     Brussels     University Of Brussels

 

dgmlive block certain vinyl bootlegs for sale on discogs and this is one of them. eBay auctions 2010-13 achieved $26 to $70.

Rush Tom Sawyer

 

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Below, the solution for the crossword puzzle.

Rush Tom Sawyer b det

 

 

Japan: Late 1981/early 1982

Rush would not tour Japan until November 1984, during their Grace Under Pressure tour.

Source: Audience recording from the Moving Pictures tour stop at the Long Beach Arena, 14 June 1981

HOTWACKS rating: “Exs”

The first ever Rush bootleg was AROUND THE WORLD RECORDED LIVE IN MONTREAL (TAKRL 930), most likely followed by either this UD title or the triple box RUSH ‘N’ ROULETTE [(fake) TAKRL 2017]. If you know any further details, please leave a message.

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Rush Oakland June 6 81

The band onstage at the Oakland Coliseum on 6 June ’81

 

 

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The cover art is a straight copy of the official single, released in the UK in July of 1980:

Roxy Music Oh Yeah UK

The same copying of the official single was seen for the first Japanese RM vinyl bootleg ANGEL EYES (ZAP 1041). Is this more than just a coincidence?

 

Japan: Second half of 1981.

Roxy Music toured Japan during the Manifesto and their last tour promoting the Avalon album but the Flesh And Blood Tour never made it out of Europe.

Source: Audience recording from Wembley Arena, 2 August 1980 – the last night of the tour.

HOTWACKS rating: “Exs”

http://www.vivaroxymusic.com/tours_9.php

Roxy Music Oh Yeah detail

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In 2007, a soundboard recording from a 3rd generation cassette was leaked on dime.