Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Guitar Bandits (Various Artist) - California Jam 1974 (Bootleg)

Size: 500 MB
Found in OuterSpace
Artwork Included

This is an ultra rare 3CD-bootleg release on Seagull Records, compiling different live recordings from the 1974 "California Jam". Many of the "big" names were there, playing the whole range from hard & heavy rock to blues. 

The only tiny little blemish with this release is that nothing here was actually recorded at California Jam. Even better, none of the artists compiled here even played at California Jam! So although this release is complete bogus it is nevertheless a nice collection of recordings most which seem to be sourced from King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcasts.

The first thing I want to say about this great sounding set, is that not one performance took place at the California Jam no matter what the title might suggest. That being said, EVERY PERFORMANCE is Soundboard/FM quality, leading me to believe it's a compilation of radio shows. The Who tracks come from one of their King Biscuit Flower Hour appearances. I was told but can't confirm that the Mott The Hoople tracks are from a King Biscut Flower Hour show. I highly recommend this 3CD set, I mean look at the artist and track list, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Robin Trower, Leslie West, Peter Townsend, one thing the title was correct about is the Guitar Factor!!

Most tracks seem to be sourced from the King Biscuit Flower Hour, a few others from bootlegs or unknown sources, most all from 1973 - 1974; TYA didn't exist in April 1974; Steven Tyler says "thank you New York;" Leslie West wishes Felix Pappalardi happy birthday (he was born 12/30/39); still a great collection!

FM recordings. Exact dates & venues is unknown.

Disc 1
Ten Years After
01. Rock And Roll Music To The World
02. Spoonful
03. I'm Going Home

Johnny Winter Band
04. Bad Luck Situation
05. Stone County
06. Silver Train
07. Jumpin' Jack Flash

Robin Trower
08. The Day Of The Eagle
09. Bridge Of Sighs
10. Too Rolling Stoned
11. Alethea
12. Little Bit Of Sympathy

Bachman-Turner Overdrive
13. Roll On Down The Highway
14. Takin' Care Of Business

Disc 2
01. Theme For An Imaginary Western
02. Nantucket Sleighride
03. Roll Over Beethoven / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

04. Dream On
05. Walk This Way
06. Train Kept' a' Rollin'

Mott The Hoople
07. American Pie/Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll
08. Sucker
09. Born Late '58
10. One Of The Boys
11. Marionette
12. All The Way From Memphis

Humble Pie
13. Four Day Creep
14. Stone Cold Fever
15. C'mon Everybody

Disc 3
Eric Clapton
01. Badge
02. Let It Rain

Edgar Winter's White Trash
03. Keep PLaying That Rock n' Roll
04. Frankenstein
05. Tobacco Road
06. Rock n' Roll Boogie Woogie Blues

The Who
07. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
08. Substitute
09. My Generation
10. Pinball Wizard

Peter Frampton
11. Do You Feel Like We Do

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juan manuel muñoz said...

thanks a lot, chris, the best to you

Anonymous said...

Magnifico.Muchas gracias

Christopher Newman said...

Thanks, great DL. Can't wait to hear this.

Anonymous said...

It says I need a part 4 to unpack?
Thanks for a great dl. =)