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Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band- Factory- Cleveland 8-78

With the release of the album Darkness on the Edge of Town in 1978, Bruce Springsteen went from the Cinemascope sweep of Born to Run three years earlier to the Rock Generation's defacto Secretary of Labor.

Aerosmith- Love in an Elevator- Brussels 10-31-93

Revving you up for the Aerosmith Pump   thirtieth anniversary coming in a few weeks. Proof positive that on Halloween night 1993, there was not a band on the planet better than Aerosmith in concert. Exhibit A is this sizzling live version of…

Bad Company- Can't Get Enough- Dallas/Ft Worth 7-10-13

One of the bands which defined arena rock in the Seventies ironically never released a live album until the 21st century, but this sizzling performance of "Can't Get Enough" from the In the Studio  archives is better than anything anywhere,…

The Who- Pinball Wizard medley- Toronto 12-17-82

The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey  are out this Summer in North America accompanied by an orchestra to celebrate Tommy's  50th anniversary. A much-bootlegged "final" show at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens in December 1982 has been circulating…

Bad Company- Movin' On- Dallas-Ft Worth 7/10/13

As we prepare to host the members of Bad Company next month to mark the band's forty-fifth anniversary, it takes only a cursory glance at their set list from their most recent reunion tour to be impressed by just how strong the songs on that…

R.E.M.-These Days- Utrecht Holland 9-14-87

One of the most bootlegged bands in the world, R.E.M.  packaged the September 1987 Utrecht Holland full concert as a bonus disc on the  Document    anniversary deluxe edition, the predecessor for Green   a year later. Listen loudly to prepare…

R.E.M.- Turn You Inside Out- 1989

R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry just slams the snot out of the drums on this 1989 performance of Green's "Turn You Inside Out", appearing on the band's TourFilm   the following year. Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills join me here In the Studio…

Simple Minds- Sanctify Yourself- Sydney 12-7-12

We saw the endearing, lovable Jim Kerr, guitarist Charlie Burchill, and Simple Minds over the weekend perform in Dallas/ Ft.Worth, and even before entering the auditorium proper we were alerted to the explosive sounds of "Big Music" from the…

Who- Love Reign O'er Me- Toronto 12-82

The Who had announced that their 1982 tour would be their final one, and at least one member of the band, Pete Townshend, really believed it to be true at the time, making this final stop of that tour in Toronto December 17, 1982  and this…

Billy Joel- Captain Jack- Long Island 7-81

People that have not been in Billy Joel's corner since the days of The Hassles and Cold Spring Harbor  and Piano Man,  the latter released forty-five years ago this Autumn, truly cannot appreciate the depth of affection millions feel for this…