Past Daily Backstage Weekend

The Doors

The Doors – Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival -1970 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

Anyone who is even a passing fan of The Doors probably has, or at least has heard, some version of this concert. This particular incarnation, as legend has it, comes from a mixdown of the original multi-track masters of the complete Festival. The sound quality is mostly astonishing and it...

The Moody Blues In Concert

The Moody Blues In Concert – 1969 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

Most people have relegated The Moody Blues to a sort of caricature status in recent years – the epitome of the airey-faerie Hippy-love and tie-dye stereotype of the 60’s. Their music has been limited to the almost exclusive playing of Knights In White Satin or Tuesday Afternoon, their two biggest...

Steely Dan

Steely Dan – Live at The Record Plant – KMET – 1974 – Past Daily Soundbooth

During these strange and COVID times, and no stimulus: Become a Patron! A dose of Americana this weekend and nod to the homefolks with this early 70s in-studio radio concert from the legendary Steely Dan, as broadcast over equally legendary (and sadly gone) L.A. FM rock station KMET,  on March...

Lene Lovich, Wreckless Eric, Rachel Sweet In Concert -1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth.

A 70’s triple bill this week, via BBC Radio 1‘s In Concert series from January 13, 1979. Lene Lovich, Wreckless Eric and Rachel Sweet share the bill in one of the more decade-defining concerts of the late 70’s, with a heavy dose of Retro, Punk and Theatrical – just like...

Portishead – Live At Glastonbury 2013 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

One of my favorite bands of the last 20 years, Portishead in concert are always an eagerly anticipated event. And they certainly didn’t disappoint this year at Glasto. Beth Gibbons‘ mesmerizing vocals, mistakenly considered doom-laden by some, but once you realize that one of her influences was Edith Piaf, take...

Wire - live at Rockpalast 1979

Wire – Live At Rockpalast 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

  Wire this week, in concert for WDR in Germany as part of their Rockpalast series, recorded on February 14, 1979. Considered one of the pivotal bands during the transition from Punk to Post-punk, They originally got their start in 1976. In that short period of time they became a...

Genesis - earlly 1970s

Genesis – Live In Concert – 1972 – Past Daily Backstage Pass.

A classic concert this weekend. Genesis, during what many consider to be the halcyon days of the band, when the inimitable Peter Gabriel was lead singer. Recorded on November 3, 1972 at, presumably the BBC’s Paris Theater in London. Following rehearsals in a dance school in Shepherd’s Bush, Genesis recorded...

Simon & Garfunkel – Live In Amsterdam – 1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A classic concert to start the week off – this time from Simon & Garfunkel in a rare performance at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, recorded by VPRO on May 2, 1970. With all of these classic concerts surfacing lately,  you’d think someone finally got around to opening up the closet door,...