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Interesting article and true in many respects. He's right about the quality of early boots, most were terrible audience recordings, I sent a Hendrix boot back to the store one time it was so bad. But, we were grateful to have them. I am amused by the modern collectors who grumble about MP3 quality and have the tech to do their own remixes , we had to put up with seventh generation taped copies of bad original recordings!
My first was Bright Lights Big City and also the Cops and Robbers EP, still got 'em, still great.
And the quote from Nick Lowe is spot on.[/quote
First one was "Jean Clarke's Sonic BBQ" I think, which I found in Rome. Early on I had found "Winter Tour LA73" and "Mick's B'day Party" (which I think was '70) on a London street. I remember moving to NYC an all the sudden all the '78 shows popped up, all together.
But the one that ties with Elmo's post, is that Paris '65 vinyl. We hear that nowadays in pretty good quality. But in the first boot days this was the most infernal, off-speed white noise; warbly screeching girls with a semblance of out of tune guitar. But I had it on top rotation. Does anyone remember that one?
BRUSSELS AFFAIR [CHAM 8812]