Thursday, February 5, 2009

New Guns 'n Roses

I refuse, on principal, to pay any attention to Axl Rose's rlease of Chinese Democracy as a G'n'R album.  So I was elated when I stumbled upon Unwanted Illusions: 

Demo tapes and various gigs

1-4:  R.S. Studios, Canonga Park, LA 1990
5-8:  Live CBGB 1987
10-15:  Studio Demos 1987-1991
Sound Quality:  VG+
Notes: This CD is now extremely rare
Total Time:  68:12

1.  Crash Diet
2.  Bring it Back Home
3.  Sentimental Movie  [Slash on vocals]
4.  Just Another Sunday
5.  Axl's Blues
6.  It Tastes Good, Don't It?
7.  Too Fast to Live [Instrumental]
8.  It's So Easy [Slash on vocals]
9.  Scrap Bar Daze
10. Booze Party [Intro to acoustic "Move to the City"]
11. Jumping Jack Flash [Studio Demo]
12. Jumping Jack Flash ['Hellhouse' Rehearsal]
13. Jumping Jack Flash [Acoustic Demo]
14. Heartbreak Hotel   [Studio Demo]
15. Heartbreak Hotel  ['Hellhouse' Rehearsal]

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Years 2008 Highlights

The excitement of a live New Year's show is the unexpected.  Knowing that it is impossible to attend every New Year's Eve Show, here are what I would consider highlights from 12/31/08 shows.

My Morning Jacket played Madison Square Garden and played a couple of fun covers:  The Wanderer by Dion and the Belmonts, Islands in the Sea by Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers

The Disco Biscuits played The Nokia Theatre and were joined by everyone's favorite Rasta Jew Matisyahu for Magellan.

Yes, I know that Phil, Ratdog, Panic and others are notably missing.  They may have played great shows, even Phil, Bobby & Jon's "Work in Progress" set was a typical set list, and this post was for the things that make NYE unique.

Happy New Year!