Category Archives: Performance of the Day

David Bowie – The 1980 Floor Show

It’s been 50 years since the first season of The Midnight Special and now they are back via their official YouTube channel with a series of extraordinary and officially unreleased David Bowie performances from 1973. The Midnight Special was an … Continue reading

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Cliff Richard and Steve Jones – Don’t Talk to Him

Steve Jones accompanied the ageless Sir Cliff Richard on one of his best songs, Don’t Talk to Him. This interview and acoustic jam session was from a long-lost broadcast of Jonesy’s Jukebox on indie 103.1 in 2007 when Sir Cliff … Continue reading

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Greg Oakes – Her Listless Eyes

Electronic composer and synth pioneer Greg Oakes returns with a transportive sonic soundscape that creates a constant push / pull between discord and beauty. This instrumental voyage builds an ocean of ambience, submerging listener in a study in sound as … Continue reading

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Forward Fox – Ravestar

Sydney-based electronic artist Forward Fox, aka Siobhan Krelle, has released her mesmerising new single Ravestar, a track wreathed in decaying fizz and crackle and ghostly background tones. The vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist has released the darkly nuanced new single Ravestar, … Continue reading

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The Lemon Twigs – Bowery Ballroom, NYC

With a new album on the way, we appease our excitement with twelve of the greatest moments on record from New York’s incredible The Lemon Twigs. Brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario of The Lemon Twigs recently played two shows in … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones – Drift Away

The 40th Anniversary expanded edition of the Rolling Stones classic Tattoo You was released this month featuring one of their best kept secrets, an amazing remake of ‘Drift Away’. I never really cared for this song that much…until now. Written … Continue reading

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#14: Lou Reed – Rock n Roll Animal (1974) / Live (1975)

Here at The Press we look at expansive double albums and trim it back to a single, filler-free listening experience. In the case of Lou Reed’s scary ’73 glam-phetamine performance, brashly released as two single live LPs in the mid-70s, … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd | Madison Square Garden, 1977

In July 1977 Pink Floyd put in four sensational performances at the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York. The band were nearing the end of the long and gruelling Animals tour and inter-band relations were on the slide. … Continue reading

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David Bowie: Rotterdam 1976

Our Bowie bootleg bonanza continues with this remastered soundboard recording of Bowie live on stage at the Sports Palais Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland on 13 May 1976, during the Station to Station White Light tour. This is one hell of a … Continue reading

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Genesis Unearthed – Live Performance 1973

A pristine video has just seen light of day of Peter Gabriel-era Genesis performing live in 1973 at the Bataclan in Paris. This jaw dropping never-seen-before concert footage captures Genesis in all their live intensity, in stunning 4K quality. This … Continue reading

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Performance of the Day: And It Stoned Me

Van Morrison performs a reggae-driven version of And It Stoned Me as part of an impressive fifteen song set that showcased his growing maturity as an artist in Montreux 1980. The Montreux jazz festival performance featured four of the songs … Continue reading

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The Fall – I Wake Up In The City

A gob-smacking, ball-tearing, stick of rock ‘n roll gelignite best played exceedingly loud for the full exhilarating experience. This raucous b-side to the group’s bloody awful Flitwick Records 7″ single Rude (All The Time), is something of a companion piece … Continue reading

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David Bowie: The Thin White Duke in New York, 1976

This is secretly the greatest live album Bowie never released*, this legendary bootleg captures Bowie in transition, moving from his plastic soul phase to the European electronic music he would create with his immanent relocation to Berlin. David Bowie – … Continue reading

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David Bowie: Another Stage in Gothenburg, 1978

Welcome to Part 2 of a 3 Part Bowie Bootleg extravaganza, a good time of the year to enjoy some magnificent Bowie shows from his golden years. This one is live in Gothenburg, Sweden on 4 June 1978. The sound … Continue reading

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David Bowie: “Heroes” in Berlin, 1987

Berlin has become inextricably linked with the Bowie legacy. He’d lived there in the late 1970s creating some of the greatest music of all time, sharing an apartment in the Schöneberg neighbourhood with Iggy Pop, escaping from the drugs and … Continue reading

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Carnival As Life

The enduring carnival-as-life metaphor suggests that life is a path that offers infinite opportunities and enticements: amusing highs and confusing lows, imagery of bearded ladies, ghost trains and chance-taking carousel rides to know you’re alive. Intercut with an air of … Continue reading

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Performance of the Day: Have I Told You Lately

Van Morrison and Sinéad O’Connor perform Have I Told You Lately, with the Chieftains, on Letterman 1995 with interesting results. They are accompanied by the legendary traditional Irish folk band the Chieftains, with original member Paddy Moloney present, looking intently … Continue reading

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