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Roy gigs!

Discussion in 'On Tour' started by pd, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Well, I feel somewhat duty bound to post a bit here and there in these currently-empty forums, as I was unable to transfer over the old forums.

    Clonakilty 2007 is over. I don't know when I will see Roy play live again, if ever.

    If you feel as bad about this as I do... maybe do what I did the week after coming back from Ireland and dig out some of those CDs again. There's a live album that was included in the "Beyond the Door" DVD that is simply wonderful, with stunning performances and brilliant sound quality. It's a start. I'd suggest then progressing on to "Unhinged", "BBC Sessions", and then maybe some more esoteric live recordings.

    For those that came here hoping to hear news of forthcoming gigs, I regret misleading you, it was an awful marketing ploy to get you to look at the new forum :D
  2. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    I concur PD that there are several interesting live recordings circulating as Vines with some really esoteric, eclectic stuff on which you'd never get off his published discography; and, have been surprised in the past that these have not been discussed much by the List. Particularly his ramblings of wisdom between each song which often gives more benign insight into the way he's thinking about how he was inspired to construct the theme. Do you know if there are any legal Vines floating around of the songs you are refering to as I don't think I've heard them all?
  3. gribs

    gribs I've got a zappy little nappy

    I regularly mooch around the Dimeadozen site and there's a few Roy gigs on there. There's also a really good Rockpalast DVD. And recently a Nick bootleg popped up.

    I'm starting to redownload as much as I can due to an accident with an old HDD, but I'm not on my home PC at the moment, so I can't tell you exactly what I'm pulling down.

    I seem to remember that Roy didn't have a problem with bootleg concert recordings - in fact I remember him encouraging it as long as they sent him a copy!

    So, maybe a separate thread or even forum for bootlegs? I'd be happy to pop some reviews up of the ones I'm grabbing, and we can point each other in the direction of where to get them...?
  4. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Not a bad idea Gribs. I'd have to be careful that we only give pointers to stuff that isn't on official release as the last thing I want to do is take away any potential sales from Roy/Nick, but as you say, there's a lot of stuff out there. Actually I have a fair amount of the dimeadozen stuff myself, though I don't listen to that sort of thing more than once or twice as I don't like poor quality recordings. I'll have a little bit more of a ponder on this later today...


  5. gribs

    gribs I've got a zappy little nappy

    Completely agree about not pointing to official/released recordings. All the stuff I've ever grabbed have been live bootlegs.

    As you said (and as is 'normal' for live boots), there's a lot of poor (recording) quality stuff around - but one or two gems.

    Maybe there's the potential for something like the Underworld 'Bootleg Babies' project, where the best tracks from a number of bootlegs are compiled into one 'album'....

    Anyway - happy pondering. Happy to help do something like this if you decide to go ahead...
  6. Shane

    Shane Computer stained fingers

    the rockpalast (sp?) dvd is interesting viewing alright. the first half is extremely subdued, almost as if he has no interest in being there - like he's either very stoned or pissed off. i suppose it could be just that his on-stage manner has changed a lot... i dunno, just speculating. anyway, after a while it livens up a bit. the recitation of The Game as a poem is wonderful and the song version is great too.

    that tv show seems to be an excellent source of concert footage. theres an excellent high-powered amped-up Peter Hammill live gig up there from 1981 as well as a more recent van der graaf generator gig.

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