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Supertramp From Lunch to Ecstasy

Interesting how bootleg labels can give accurate information regarding the date and venue when they want to, as in this case.

Supertramp LA 79

Side 1:                                                                                                                                                                      1. School
2. Ain’t Nobody But Me
3. The Logical Song
4. Goodbye Stranger

Side 2:
5. Sister Moonshine
6. Oh Darling
7. Hide In Your Shell

Side 3:
8. Child Of Vision
9. Even In The Quietest Moments
10. Soapbox Opera
11. Asylum

Side 4:
12. Give A Little Bit
13. Bloody Well Right
14. Breakfast In America
15. Downstream
16. Another Man’s Woman (fades out)

Supertramp FLtE b


All tour dates can be found here:

Costello Accidents

Costello Accidents b

The Roundhouse, London, 1978-04-16. Audience recording.
EC plays the first song solo. Steve Nieve adds organ accompaniment for “Oliver’s Army” and “Accidents”, then Pete Thomas and Nick Lowe join in for the duration. Martin Belmont joins them for “Pump It Up”.

From “April 15th and 16th 1978
During the first of a two-night stand at the Roundhouse, Camden Town, Elvis Costello and the Attractions are joined on, “Mystery Dance” by Phil Lynott, the bassist of Thin Lizzy. ”

Quality comments:

“The Roundhouse was one of the best venues ever for atmosphere, but it was bloody awful for acoustics…”                                                                                                                                         “Reasonable quality, without much crowd noise”
“Sound quality is not too bad for an audience recording. The first appearance of “Oliver’s Army” in a stripped down arrangement with Steve Nieve. Very enjoyable concert.”

Captain Beefheart Easy Teeth

Captain Beefheart ET b

a1. Hair Pie: Bake III (2:27) mis-titled ‘Flavor Bud Living’
a2. Suction Prints (5.12)
a3. Electricity (4:54)
a4. Click Clack (8:21)
a5. A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond (2:07)
a6. Floppy Boot Stomp (4:23)
b1. Bat Chain Puller (6:16)
b2. Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man (4:52)
b3. Crazy Little Thing (3:12)
b4. When I See Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy (5:22)
b5. Owed T’Alex (4:53)
c1. I Love You, You Big Dummy (0:16) [poem]
c2. Low Yo Yo Stuff (4:06)
c3. Pachuco Cadaver (5:02)
c4. Abba Zaba (4:57)
c5. Grow Fins (7:43)
c6. Dali’s Car (1:35)
d1. China Pig (8:34)
d2. Sure ’nuff ‘n Yes I Do (3:22)
d3. Sun Zoom Spark (2:30)
d4. When You Smile (0:46)
d5. Big Eyed Beans From Venus (6:11)
d6. Golden Birdies (2:37)

Total length: 1:39:38

Captain Beefheart/Don Van Vliet: vocals, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone,
bass clarinet
Eric Drew ‘Black Jew/Kitabo’ Feldman: bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizer
Robert ‘Wait For Me’ Williams: drums, percussion
Jeff ‘Tapir/White Jew’ Moris Tepper: guitar, slide-guitar
Feeler’s Reedo/Walla Walla/Denny Walley: guitar, slide guitar
Harry Duncan: harmonica
Paul ‘Eazy Teeth’ Young: vocals (on: When You Smile)

From “Glass Finger’s Big Bad But Beautiful Book of Beefheart Bootlegs – Volume #1” (Apocalypse) / 1994 :
Easy Teeth on Impossible Recordworks 2-27 (of Légerdemain, usa!). Recorded February 18th 1978 at the Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California, USA – “A two-records set”. Stereo – US(?) bootleg with deluxe b+w cover with Don Vliet sitting on a sofa in sunglasses on the front cover. Nice black on yellow labels with spiral pattern. Has band line up. The sound of this is not particularly good, muffled and bass-y, so I guess it is a poor “audience recording” [rated ‘Gm’ in Hot Wacks, yet when shared on a live recordings only torrent site it was described as “Clear-sounding and powerful performance, excellent recording, Quality: 8,5/10 – so take your pick”]. It does feature a great amount of “audience participation” which Beefheart appears to enjoy in a sort of “might go out of control any minute” kind of way. He attempts to calm them down by reciting short sections of song lyrics between tracks – giving them a bit of “Big Dummy” and “China Pig”. Then he tries to elicit some sympathy from them with “they put these damned lights on me and give me no water!” and tells them about once meeting Roland Kirk in the middle of the night out looking for “ribs” and advising him to try “the bible”. Before Owed T’Alex he tells them, in a good-natured way, how it is about Alex Snouffer and his tendency to “blame everything on his motorbike” while after Electricity he says “that song is twenty years old… it’s a square dance… that’s right… it’s a dance for squares”. At the end of one song he suddenly finds that Bruce Fowler is in the audience! – he then introduces him to the crowd who, being American of course, start to whoop excessively, and then Beefheart tries to convince Bruce to join them on stage and play, vaguely asking someone in the audience or off-stage “do you have a trombone?”. The show as per usual ends with Big Eyed Beans From Venus but they return for an encore of Golden Birdies to more wild whooping.”


A few listener comments from the above mentioned torrent site:

“I’m afraid that would be me opening side two with a hearty and frenzied shout of ‘FREE BAT CHAIN PULLER!” ”

“i was there! i talked to him for about two hours after the show – one of the high points of my life. my hero…”

“The Captain & Gang seem to be enjoying themselves here, as am I while listening”

“Thx! This one’s really good!”

Bruford Fainting in Coils

Source: Audience recording from the Roxy, LA. Recorded August 7th 1979. Quality rated as B+ / Vgm

Side 1: Hell’s Bells (5:06); Sample and Hold (8:50)
Side 2:  Fainting in Coils/Back to the Beginning/Fainting in Coils (11:23); Forever Until Sunday (7:56); Joe Frazier (4:34)
Side 3: Travels with Myself …and Someone Else (10:09); The Sahara of Snow (pt I) (9:03); The Sahara of Snow (pt II) (4:17)
Side 4:  Beelzebub (4:09); Encore Applause (0:43); Adios al a Pasada (Goodbye to the past) (2:43); 5G (5:40); Drum Solo/5G (4:20)

Bruford Fainting b



Tour itinerary:

[11] Albany, NY (USA), J.B. Scott’s Club
[12] Roslyn, NY (USA), My Father’s Place
[13-14] New York City, NY (USA), Bottom Line [also: Rich Hall]
[16] Boston, MA (USA), Paradise Club (two shows)
[17] Providence, RI (USA), Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
[18] New Haven, CT (USA), Toad’s Place
[19] Fairfax, VA (USA), Louie’s Rock City
[23?] Montréal, QC (Canada), Le Pretzel Enchaîné
[23?] Cincinnati, OH (USA), Bogarts
[27] Chicago, IL (USA), Park West (broadcast on KXIT, Aug 26)

[07] Los Angeles, CA (USA), Roxy Theater
[10] Palo Alto, CA (USA), Keystone [also: Dirty Legs]
[14] Austin, TX (USA), Armadillo World Headquarters
[15] Dallas, TX (USA), Palladium
[16] Houston, TX (USA), Opry House
[17] Avondale, LA (USA), Ole Man Rivers
[18] Atlanta, GA (USA), Agora Ballroom

Yes Periphet

Yes Periphet b

Yes played at the Inglewood Forum on October 5 & 6th ’78, however, claims “The vinyl release Periphet (or Peripet) on Impossible Recordworks released in 1979 claimed to be from this show, but is really sourced from the evening show at Wembley, London on October 28th and broadcast on KBFH.  “.

If that were really the case though, why would rate this much less favorable, calling it a “mediocre-sounding [audience recording]” when comparing it with a vinyl set that was definitely sourced from the KBFH broadcast from the Wembley Arena in London [The “In The Round” bootleg (YS 1600), which was erroneously attributed to the LA Forum (in a repeat of the Police Vinyl Villains scenario, where a UK radio broadcast was claimed to have come from a local concert)]?

Yes In The Round

I believe that is wrong here.

From a list: Yes – Periphet [Impossible Recordworks 2CD] live at the Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, Oct 5 1978. Ex AUD. A Mike Millard recording? [According to my compiled Mike Millard taped shows list, he did tape both shows, so it is possible that one of his traded tapes ended up on here.]

Pink Floyd Knobs

Pink Floyd Knobs b

Even though the date and venue are correct, the last track “Us And Them” must come from a different source as it had not been performed on the 15th and it’s a Frankenstein creation to boot, with the first verse repeated several times. More information on these Pink Floyd shows can be found here:

Pink Floyd Knobs

Although listed as a Toasted release, the reissue is commonly found with Beacon Island labels.


The extended IMP 2LP re-releases of older TAKRL titles:

2-08  Mott The Hoople – Rest In Peace
2-14  Jackson Browne – Live At The Main Point

were added to the original entries for these recordings and can be found by clicking on the artist’s name on the rignt.