Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Steely Dan live 2011: More Special Setlist shows

A number of shows "upgraded" to so called Special Setlist shows.

The new Special Setlist shows:

Jul 08 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre | "Aja" Plus Selected Hits
Jul 09 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre |"By Popular Demand"

Aug 12 Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival | "Aja" Plus Selected Hits
Aug 13 Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival | "By Popular Demand"

Aug 27 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater | "Aja" Plus Selected Hits
Aug 28 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater | "By Popular Demand"

Sep 28 Boston, MA - Wang Theatre | "Dawn of The Dan"
Sep 30 Boston, MA - Wang Theatre | "By Popular Demand"
Oct 01 Boston, MA - Wang Theatre | "The Royal Scam" + Selected Hits

More info here: http://www.steelydan.com/

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Steely Dan live 2011: Charleston, West Virginia

August 09: Charleston, WV - Clay Center. Tickets on sale June 27.

That's the latest show added to Steely Dan's Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven tour.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nina Hagen ambassador of Umeå

During her visit to Umeå, Sweden, and the MADE festival recently Nina Hagen became official ambassador for Umeå as European Capital of Culture 2014.

Fredrik Lindegren, artistic director of Umeå in 2014, explains that Nina is in many ways an ideal ambassador for Umeå's soul, character and style:
"She is the icon of punk rock and a passionate person who is not afraid to challenge."

Hagen's role as ambassador is not discussed in detail, but her contacts and networks in Europe's musical life is said to provide opportunities for many exciting musical projects for 2014.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Swedish Hendrix recording remains unreleased

Engineer Anders Lind on stage with Pink Floyd mannequins in Stockholm on May 7.
Not only did Swedish sound engineer Anders Lind record Pink Floyd's first concert in Sweden at The Golden Circle in Stockholm in 1967 on his Revox machine. He also captured a show with the Swedish organ/drum duo Hansson & Karlsson around the same time, where no other than Jimi Hendrix sat in. But Lind explains that there are no possibilities that the Hendrix tapes will be released or played in public.

"The ones who own the rights to Hendrix music are very hard to deal with. I do not have the rights to do anything with those tapes."
This is what Lind told a journalist at the playback event of the Pink Floyd tape in Stockholm on May 7, as Radio Dupree overheard the conversation.
The music on Lind's recording was described as "Hansson & Karlsson music".

Lind also said that is was not the original Floyd tape that was played during the playback event on May 3 and 7, in case of tape disaster.
The Radio Dupree staff in attendance assumes that the copy was probably made also for another reason: The original recording probably required two tape reels since it was recorded on 15 inches per second (IPS). The playback copy was made on slower tape speed: 7½ IPS, thus fitting on one reel and would not require tape change in the middle of the "show".

Monday, May 16, 2011

Steely Dan 2011: 3 New Zealand shows confirmed

November 02 Christchurch, Canterbury Arena
November 04 Auckland, Vector Arena
November 05 Napier, Church Road Winery

Those are the dates and places for the New Zealand dates announced today. Here's the press release:


Australia and New Zealand Appearances Kick Off in Perth October 19
Special Guest is Legend Steve Winwood

After dazzling audiences with their first ever Down-Under shows in 2007, jazz rock icons STEELY DAN are returning for an encore tour in October. The multi-Grammy Award winning artists will play arena concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Christchurch and Auckland along with several gigs at A Day At The Green events in both countries.

And in a real treat for music lovers, special guest is the legendary Steve Winwood, singer and keyboardist in the iconic bands Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith. This will be Winwood's first visit to Down Under in decades.

The chance to see two of music's most revered and multi-Grammy Award winning artists on one stage is undoubtedly a night not to be missed.

Tickets go on sale Monday, May 23 via Ticketmaster.com.au (Australia) and Ticketmaster.co.nz or Ticketek.co.nz (New Zealand), with presales for ticket vendors and venues starting now. Presale for Frontier Touring members begins May 17 via Frontier Touring.
Visit steelydan.com for the latest complete tour schedule, ticket links, additions, updates, and news.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Nina Hagen live in Umeå, Sweden

Peace and Jesus were the main issues during punk rock icon Nina Hagen's appearance in Umeå, Sweden yesterday. "Swedish mothers: don't send your children to military school!" was one of her messages.
Nina Hagen also talked and sang a lot about her Christian faith. We got to hear several religious songs. Maybe just a few too many where she was strumming her guitar on her own. Her talk in between songs was warm but sometimes whimsical and not always with a punchline, but the audience did not mind since she has such charm.
Some of the songs played during the show: Personal Jesus, By The Rivers of Babylon, Hava Nagila, My Way, Riders on the Storm.

Steely Dan 2011: 6 shows in Australia!

Ticketmaster Australia has six shows listed here!

Oct 19 Wed - Sir James Mitchell Park South Perth, WA
An Evening On The Green - Steely Dan

Oct 22 Sat - Bimbadgen Winery Pokolbin, NSW
A Day On The Green - Steely Dan

Oct 23 Sun - Sirromet Winery Mount Cotton, QLD
A Day On The Green - Steely Dan

Oct 25 Tue - Sydney Entertainment Centre Darling Harbour, NSW
Steely Dan & Steve Winwood

Oct 29 Sat - Rochford Wines Coldstream, VIC
A Day On The Green - Steely Dan

Oct 30 Sun - Leconfield Wines McLaren Vale, SA
A Day On The Green - Steely Dan

Nothing yet on steelydan.com, but does this mean the Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven tour might find its way to other parts of the world as well and end up making a few stops in Asia, Europe and/or South America etc?

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Meanwhile the voting for the September 22 Request Night has begun over at the msg.com Steely Dan page.

UPDATE May 15:

Six days after the Seger tour ends later this month, he’s off for a five-month Steely Dan U.S. tour. After that, there’s talk of an Australian and New Zeeland Steely Dan tour that would last through November.
More Australian dates to be added? A couple of New Zealand ones?

UPDATE May 16:

A seventh Australian date has been added.

October 27 Thu - Melbourne Rod Laver Arena

+ three dates in New Zealand. Read more here.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Penguin In Bondage for Mothers Day!

What a Mothers Day surprise: A 26 minutes long 1974 live recording by Frank Zappa and his Mothers!
...available as digital download on iTunes.

The recording includes the well known song Penguin in Bondage and something entitled The Little Known Story of the Mothers of Invention. The mystery piece gets explained by a fast customer's review on iTunes by "Angilas":
Killer version of Penguin in Bondage!! Followed by a detailed history of the Mothers, ending with a nice blue jam!



Monday, May 09, 2011

Steely Dan live 2011: More dates + Special Setlists

Special SetlistsThe Special Setlists shows of the 2009 tour are back for the 2011 tour. The 2009 tour had select evenings when the band performed one of three albums (The Royal Scam, Aja or Gaucho) plus additional songs and a few night branded Internet Request Nights where they (alledgedly) played what the fans voted for online after purchasing tickets.

Announced today with more dates at the Beacon Theatre in New York are the 2011 version of Special Setlists:

"Aja", "Gaucho", or "The Royal Scam" — Plus: Setlist is one of three classic Steely Dan albums in its entirety — Aja, Gaucho, or The Royal Scam — plus additional selected favorites and hits.

By Popular Demand: Fans have always found a way to let Fagen and Becker know what they want to hear. This setlist represents oft-requested songs of recent years.

Dawn of The Dan: Featuring songs from Steely Dan's groundbreaking first albums of the '70s — Can't Buy A Thrill, Countdown to Ecstasy, and Pretzel Logic — plus additional selected favorites and hits.

21st Century Dan: Featuring songs from 2003's Everything Must Go and 2000's Grammy Album Of The Year Two Against Nature — plus additional selected favorites and hits.

Rarities: The unreleased, the mythic, the reborn, the rarely-if-ever-heard; On this numinous Night of Nights, all will be revealed (along with additional selected favorites and hits)

As you can see all Steely Dan albums except Katy Lied will be played in toto on special nights.
However, the nights that have the fans buzzing are the Rarities show. What songs could be hiding behind that title?

Radio Dupree would like to salute the fact that all songs from the bands most recent albums (Two Against Nature and Everything Must Go) finally will get a prominent live chance this tour.

And according to the newsletter from steelydan.com announcing this there's more. Quote:

.... and we're not done yet!

Stay tuned for even more tour updates
and news to come.

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Sunday, May 08, 2011

Pink Floyd '67 - great show although weak vocals

The audience enjoying the show
Enjoying the show

Gyllene Cirkeln
The rare Stockholm 1967 Pink Floyd live recording is a real gem, although one can hardly hear the vocals at all. Here is Radio Dupree's report from the Pink Floyd Happening at Gyllene Cirkeln (The Golden Circle) in Stockholm yesterday on Saturday May 7.

The idea was to have a public playback of the rare and uncirculated recording that Anders Lind made at Pink Floyd's first visit in Sweden in September 1967...at the same location.
Anders held an introduction to the "performance" where he told the audience about how it all happened:

"I used to record different bands and I asked Pink Floyd's manager if I could record them. He said: OK, just promise you won't make anything bad with it."

Then Lind pressed the start button of the old Revox machine and we could hear a British voice announcing the band in a traditional way: "Give them a big hand..."
Then came the first bars of Matilda Mother, organ and bass. Syd Barrett's vocals could be heard faintly in the background.

Spot the tape recorder on the floor!
The band and the tape recorder

Earlier Anders Lind had explained that there was no such thing as a PA system back in '67, and there was no one mixing the sound. The sound came from the amps on stage and the signal from the vocal microphones were sent to a couple of small vocal amps. The sound was a result of each musician handling their own amp, and during the show the vocal amps would probably not be adjusted at all. But the lack of vocals on the tape can also be a result of Syd's health and/or attitude at the time. Maybe he did not make the effort to sing out loud, by some reason.

Matilda Mother had a longer instrumental part in the middle and a quick look at the watch made clear that it clocked in on about 5:20, more than two minutes longer than the album version.
Next song is Pow R. Toc H. which is a long instrumental (except for some bird like screams in the beginning).

The impression so far is that the band is quite heavy for a 1967 band. Syd plays some mean guitar and Roger Waters bass is loud and sometimes aggressive. Rick Wright's organ wanders between odd (arabian?) scales and pure eerie sounds, and Nick Mason gives the tom toms a good bash.

The yet unreleased Scream Thy Last Scream is next. We can't hear any vocals on this one at all, but this is a heavy tune! The lads are ahead of their time, nine or ten years before the punk explosion!
Some more psychedelic improvisation: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun. Here the vocals are slightly audible again.

The big hit single See Emily Play is next and here some spontaneous audience singing is filling the gap where Syd's singing should be. The final piece is Interstellar Overdrive.
Scream Thy Last Scream is the highlight of the show. A studio recording of this song exists, but by some reason EMI will not release it. A true mystery!

The Golden Circle tape is probably the only existing recording of an entire 1967 Pink Floyd concert. Yesterday we were allowed to hear all of it except one song. More on that and the possible release of the recording, coming soon here on the Radio Dupree blog.

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Live music was played by Lost In Rick Wright's Wardrobe. Here's a taste:

Saturday, May 07, 2011

45 minutes to go!

We're here and no que so far.

Radio Dupree listening to Pink Floyd tonight

In just five hours time we'll board the flight to Stockholm to catch the second and final playback of that 1967 Pink Floyd show were it actually happened; Gyllene Cirkeln/The Golden Circle.

We'll bring our cameras and microphones (as well as our ears and eyes), so expect a full review Sunday and bits and pieces before that on this blog.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Pink Floyd 1967 Happening: More reports/reviews

A short article from the newspaper Hallands Nyheter (in Swedish).
Here's a translated excerpt:

Last Tuesday a couple hundred people relived the gig at the Golden Circle. With custom-made Pink Floyd-dolls on stage the tape was played on the same Revox used 1967. "Matilda Mother", "Astronomy dominant, " "See Emily Play", and others, was met with great excitement in the crowded club and we did indeed hear the "Set the Controls for the heart of the sun" that the band had not recorded in the studio at that time.

Although the vocals are almost inaudible, it's fascinating to hear the dynamics of the band at one of the last live shows in which Barrett is still capable of playing guitar.

- I was in London in January and met with representatives of Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett's heirs and played them select parts. They tried to stop the shoe here in Stockholm but we checked with the lawyers that it was okay to play known songs. However, we removed one seven minute jam that has no real title, " says Anders Lind.

- They were at least surprised that the recording existed. My hope is that they want to publish it in some way and there has been talk of doing it in the context of a re-release of "Piper at the Gates of Dawn". If they release it, fine. If not I can give the tape to my children...

Svenska Dagblandet's Dan Backman reviews Roger Water's The Wall show in Stockholm as well as the Pink Floyd Happening (in Swedish).
A translated excerpt:

The day before The Wall spectacle some kind of rock history geekiness record was set when a tape recording of Pink Floyd's first Swedish concert, 10 September 1967, was played on exactly the same tape recorder, a Revox G36, and in exactly the same room, the Golden Circle on Sveavägen.

Adding to the geekiness were four modified mannequins depicting Pink Floyd, but it all disappeared the minute recording engineer Anders Lind for the first time in rock history started playing the tape to the audience. The music's raw and almost distorted psychedelic force took over and showed what an innovative improvisational band young Pink Floyd was.

If you didn't know better you'd classify the sometimes free-form monotonous music as krautrock rather than British psychedelia. That Pink Floyd and the people around them have shown great interest to release the recordings is understandable.

The evening was crowned by the Lost In Rick Wright's Wardrobe performing covers of Pink Floyd songs from the years 1965 to 1968. The young group, with three women and three men, did it with such charm and personality that immediately passed P-Floyd and the country's other oldster heavy Pink Floyd cover bands.

Female vocalists and instruments like mellotron and flute lifted the songs Cymbaline and Careful with That Axe, Eugene to strange new heights. The group is too good to just dig in material from the 1960 - and 70's. I look forward to hearing their own material.
Here's a few pictures from event organizer Mellotronen's blog.

And finally there's a thread discussing the show and the recording here on yeeshkul.com.

Radio Dupree will be there for the second and final show this Saturday. Expect a full report Sunday.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Steely Dan live 2011: Portsmouth, Virigina confirmed

The August 1 date in Portsmouth, Virginia we wrote about April 21 is now added to the touring schedule over on steelydan.com. That's 47 dates for the Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven tour so far.

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Pink Floyd 1967: First report including setlist

Here's the first (short) review of the Pink Floyd 1967 live tape show at Gyllene cirkeln in Stockholm. What we do get is the setlist:

1. Jam Session
2. Matilda Mother
3. Pow R. Toc H.
4. Scream Thy Last Scream
5. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
6. Arnold Layne
7. Interstellar Overdrive

Today the guys at Mello Club who are hosting the event did comment on the event in a newsletter:
"Yesterday's Pink Floyd Happening was almost an astral experience. Lost in Rick Wright's Wardrobe (the tribute band) was fantastic and they got many new fans.
We were a bit nervous about the mannequins but we got shivers down our spines when the audience cheered between the songs.
And if anyone would be interested in being the owner of the mannequins, let us know."

Worth mentioning is also the identity of the obscure person that recorded the 1967 show on his Revox. His name is Anders Lind, a well known name to fans of swedish prog of the 60's and 70's. We hope that he will be present at Gyllene Cirkeln on Saturday too!

UPDATE May 5: According to this forum thread (page 8) song numer six played wasn't Arnold Layne but See Emily Play.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Radio Dupree Top 20 - May 2011

1. Frank Zappa - It Must Be A Camel (LP)
Hot Rats

2. David Gilmour - The Blue (w/ Crosby & Nash)
Remember That Night - Live At The Royal Albert Hall

3. Steely Dan - My Rival

4. Steely Dan - King Of The World
Countdown To Ecstasy

5. Walter Becker - Selfish Gene
Circus Money

6. Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Quartet (She Gives Me Love/Who Was The First)
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe

7. The Who - Pinball Wizard
Meaty, Beaty, Big And Bouncy

8. Frank Zappa - Cosmik Debris
The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life

9. David Bowie - Let Me Sleep Beside You
Bowie At The Beeb

10. William DeVaughn - Blood Is Thicker Than Water
Be Thankful For What You Got

11. Steely Dan - Parker's Band - Pretzel Logic
12. Frank Zappa - Crew Slut - Joe's Garage
13. Adrian Belew - The Rail Song - Twang Bar King
14. Frank Zappa - Inca Roads - The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life
15. Genesis - Dancing With The Moonlit Knight - Selling England By The Pound
16. Walter Becker - Fall Of '92 - Fall Of '92 Promo
17. Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Let's Pretend - Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
18. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane - David Live
19. Pink Floyd - Young Lust - The Wall
20. Camel - Slow Yourself Down - Camel

Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

There's a suitable Pink Floyd presence on the chart this month when we spotlight the Stockholm 1967 concert event: David Gilmour clocking in at number two with the whole band making number 19. But the chart crown this month belongs on Frank Zappa's head. He's at number one with three more tracks in the Top 20. Other multiple entry artists this month is Steely Dan at 3 & 4, Walter Becker at 5 band 16, David Bowie at 9 and 18 as well as Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe at 6 and 17. All bona fide Radio Dupree artists.

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Tonight's the night: Pink Floyd live in Stockholm!

It's Tuesday May 3 and tonight's the night that the complete 1967 Stockholm gig will be heard again at club Gyllene Cirkeln for a paying audience enjoying food, the band (in the form of mannequins dressed to look the part) and the music (from the tape on which the concert was recorded.)

It will all be repeated Saturday May 7.

Regional TV did 3 minutes on it yesterday. And even if you don't understand Swedish you'll get a view of the band/mannequins and the club:

Monday, May 02, 2011

Yummy! Tickets for Pink Floyd event have arrived

Just got the tickets for the Pink Floyd happening in Stockholm!
On May 3 and 7 there will be a "reconstruction" of Floyd's 1967 Stockholm show. The show was taped but the recording fell into obscurity, but will now for the first time be played in public. It takes place at Gyllene Cirkeln, the same club that hosted the concert in 1967 which has now re-opened. There are two "concert" dates May 3 and 7. The Radio Dupree staff will join the festivities on May 7.

Four mannequins of the '67 Pink Floyd will be standing on the stage...with instuments and all. Check out the pics by the concert arranger Mellotronen.