Label: The Swingin Pig - TSP 500-88/2 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Unofficial Release, Limited Edition, Numbered Green • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Arena Rock, Classic Rock
The recording itself is a high quality audience source. The equipment and method used to produce this piece of Rock 'n Roll Under My Thumb - The Rolling Stones - Liver Than Youve Ever Been is well documented in the book "Bootleg" by Clinton Heylin, The LP was released in December just over a month after its November 9th, 2nd show recording.
Although original issues were put out on the Lurch label the recording was actually produced and manufactured by a label that would become known as Trade Mark of Quality TMoQ. TMoQ was the pioneer record label in the rock 'n roll bootleg business.
They were also responsible for the first unauthorized rock bootleg "Great White Wonder" which consisted of the Dylan "basement tapes" among other things. Guitar heroes and songs with great solos were the talk of the day.
There was a stark difference between the screaming crowds that marked the close of their last US tour in Hawaii July 28,and the audiences they were now facing who were sitting down during the shows and listening to the music.
The Oakland performances were early in the tour and the band was still getting acquainted with Невыносимая Легкость Бытия - Гражданская Оборона - Легенды Русского Рока in a live setting with sound systems that could be heard in the far reaches of the stadiums they were playing in.
There are no vocal or instrumental Rattlesnake Shake - Mick Fleetwood - The Visitor on LIVEr which enables the listener to compare the band early in the tour to the slicker overdubbed recording that would represent a band that had musically evolved very quickly during the course of Father, Son - Sheryl Crow - Leaving Las Vegas. tour.
There is a tremendous amount of folklore around LIVEr, most of which was promoted by the press that reviewed and wrote about the recording at the time of its release. The following excerpt from a "Rolling Stone" magazine review by Greil Marcus dated February 7, The LP is in stereo; while it doesn't seem to be mixed, the balance is excellent.
One of the bootleggers says the recording was done on an eight-track machine So these may in fact be tapes that were made on the stage by someone involved in setting up the Stones' own sound system". Reviews like this were amusing for the guys at TMoQ, but not for record companies or the recording industry. It's the part where Jagger says: "You really dressed-up tonight Trade Mark of Quality takes full credit Under My Thumb - The Rolling Stones - Liver Than Youve Ever Been the searches for tape recorders before shows as a result of their work in recording West Coast shows of the Rolling Stones in This would only be the tip of an iceberg with Under My Thumb - The Rolling Stones - Liver Than Youve Ever Been iterations of copyright law and royalty claims that artists and record companies would mount against the emerging underground recording industry.
Under My Thumb - The Rolling Stones - Liver Than Youve Ever Been lines are from Oakland, November 9th, 1st show. They were spoken immediately after Jumpin' Jack Flash when the band blew their amplifiers in the first show and inserted the acoustic set. This was spliced in the second show performance in order to provide a better opening point for the LP Carolbecause TMoQ was not happy with the sound quality of the second show Jumpin' Jack Flash on the tape.
They didn't want to start the LP with a bunch of Thank You's! Carol - This version has a very "smoky" guitar sound and rumbles like a freight train coming down the tracks. The LP starts with the second song of Under My Thumb - The Rolling Stones - Liver Than Youve Ever Been set as later releases would reveal a level drop-out problems on the original source tape with Jumpin' Jack Flash and Under My Thumb.
All Right! He's got echo. Let's do it with echo then Gimme Shelter - This song wasn't a regular set list item in and although not as musically intense as the Altamont excerpt heard in the "Gimme Shelter" movie it certainly fits the bill as a haunting rendition of the song.
Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones were improvising live performances of their studio releases in Keith and Mick Taylor each play solos with Richards in the middle section of the song and Taylor at the end. Under My Thumb - The Rolling Stones - Liver Than Youve Ever Been samba beat is diminished by a simple three chord rhythm and the lack of backing who I'm Free - Taylor lays an incredible tapestry of guitar solos in melodic free form across the rhythm of the song.
Not played often on the tour. It didn't seem to be a big crowd pleaser in the eyes of the Stones. One of those songs where people sat down and listened. Let It Bleed had not even been released at the time of the Oakland show, with the song being completely new to those who heard it that evening.
Whooo, oh, thank you, thank you that was called Live With Round & Round & Round - The Cure - Wild Mood Swings, your welcome Former Mayall Bluesbreaker Mick Taylor burns up a silky slide. Like Johnson, Taylor's slide is played with extreme cleanness and clarity. Jagger's vocal after the first solo break is lifted by the virtuosity of the passage.
Midnight Rambler - A Chuck Berry riff perversely distorted into a graveyard chug about none other than the Boston Strangler. The live version played in November flows much more smoothly than the studio version that would be released a month later.
Jagger asks the crowd to shake their asses. Little Queenie - The crowd claps along with Charlie's dead on drum beat. Another Chuck Berry classic featured for the first time in the tour set. Keith bends the double stops for a rockin' solo.
Honky Tonk Women - Confidence is definitely building as the band plays on, and by the time they reach this one they're in full flight. This seals the success of the show for sure with people clearly enjoying themselves and the revitalized Rolling Stones. Street Fighting Man - Raw and gritty the show builds to a crescendo with what would ultimately become a powerful closer for Rolling Stones shows for some years to come.
This one jams with a strong rhythm guitar outro by Keith with Charlie hammering away in a frenzy. This is Rock 'Roll baby. To say that the recording was prolifically copied would be an understatement. The original and earliest recordings of Oakland were done with plain white record jackets with rubber stamped titles. They came with nice printed LP labels though. The Lurch label is black and red with song titles, the Cannabis label is beautiful maroon with gold lettering.
The second was a later incarnation of the label which represented itself with a smoking pig label. Examples of the LIVEr variations:.
Commonly found in Red. The original! Black vinyl, Brasilia Carnaval - Fausto Papetti Sax* - 21a Raccolta record labels, no song separation, and blue or red rubber stamped cover.
Picture Disc. A limited edition of pressed. Yellow Vinyl. Original Sideways Pig Labels. Reprint of "Rolling Stone" article used for paper insert. Red Vinyl. Number Labels. Red rubber stamped cover with orange Trade Mark of Quality sticker.
Orange Vinyl. Made In Holland Labels. Record Jacket: Pink with Lurch Stamp. The missing link! They are of course one in the same. Mr.Zhou - 梦里舞蹈的人 (Dancing Puppet) Vinyl. Black vinyl, white record labels. Paper insert cover. Rubber stamped record jacket. Compilation LP's using portions of the Oakland '69 show:. Insert cover of Jagger holding a trophy. Back photo is Jagger '72 with a different shot of the glitter head band.
Label: Black writing on yellow Phoenix label with track listings. Printed color cover of nude lady swimming with gummy fish. Printed color cover of a lady in a bikini in the desert with a TV covering the upper portion of her body?! Keith with a National Steel guitar. The work of Trade mark of Quality is still held in tribute today by newer generations of underground recording companies. Outsider Bird Records issues colored vinyl LP's with angled rubber stamped titles across the cover as was done by the original TMoQ releases.
The focus of this article is the vinyl but for those of you who weren't collecting during the vinyl age or if you sold your turn table there are a couple of CD's that were made from the original LP that you can use as a reference point including the crackles :. It is a significant time capsule that captures with excellent sound quality the return of Greatest Rock 'n Roll Band in world with a line up of musicians that would eventually produce the most significant live and studio performances of the Millennium!
This research is Copyrightby Chris M. It is not to be reposted or published without prior written consent by the author. All rights reserved. Back To Home Page. No Matrix Number Picture Disc. Light Purple Rubber Stamp.
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