Southampton 69

For this edition of Brain Damage, its an excellent sounding, fully restored recording form the 9th of May 1969. This is the second show for the band on this date and they are on fire even for such a late show. We start things off with a nice sing-a-long from Nicks’ Saucer’s recent visit to Luxembourg. Here’s the playlist. Please enjoy and if you do, consider a small donation to help support the site. Thank you!

BBC Archives 67-69 – 40th Anniversary Edition

Show #150 Release date: 16. April, 2010

For this special edition of Brian Damage, accompanying us is RonToon of Harvested Records to discuss what Harvested does and to focus on their incredible sounding upgraded version of “BBC Archives 1967-1969”.  The liner notes say “This release required a lot of work and took more than 6 months to complete. The purpose was to present each track in the best possible quality. The process was long because it was performed on a track by track basis. For each song, we had to compare many different sources in order to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each version and then decide which one(s) to work on. The mastering work was done very carefully, trying to repair every flaw that could be corrected… and there were a lot (tape warble, crackles, drop-outs, incorrect speed, etc).”  Enjoy!

Note: The Harvested release contains more tracks than whats here.  Mmwwahahahaaa!

Celestial Instruments

Show #97 – Release date: 26. October, 2007

I’m trying an experiment, something some of you may like.  I’m thinking every once in a while I should whip up a CDR friendly podcast.  The only drawback is that they’re confined to just under 80 minutes.  Let me know your thoughts.

This podcast features an excellent recording taken from the soundboard on the 9th August, 1969 at The Paradiso in Amsterdam.  The gig was recorded by Dutch radio station Hilversum 3 for a future broadcast unfortunately a microphone failure on the bands vocals forced them to perform an instrumental set.  As a result the gig never aired.  The recording surfaced recently with a short set of four numbers with absolutely no vocals, but the sound quality is amazing.

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Interzappa Overdrive

Show #96, Release date: 13. October, 2007

It wasn’t too often other musicians were given the opportunity to jam with Pink Floyd let alone be able to jam with Pink Floyd.

“Frank Zappa is really one of those rare musicians that can play with us. The little he did in Amougies was terribly correct. But he’s the exception. Our music and the way we behave on stage, makes it very hard to improvise with us.”
– Nick Mason (commenting on playing with other musicians)

The two progressive rock planets collided on the 25th of October, 1969 at The Actuel Festival in Amougies, Belgium.  Recently, in the last year an audience recording finally surfaced.  Its not the best recording but its all we got.

A Two-fer One

Show #49, Release date: 20. January, 2006

This podcast is split into two parts. Part one, by Request, The Man & The Journey recorded by Dutch radio VPRO at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on 17. September 1969. Its a completely un-edited 80-minute show. Part two, also by request is The Doctored “remix” of Dark Side of The Moon v2.0.

Originally I was asked to remove this podcast by Pink Floyd but now that I’m licensed, I can feature it again!