Favourite Cale-Era Bootlegs

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Favourite Cale-Era Bootlegs

Post by jt050501 » 28 May 2019 01:24

What's everyone's favourite Cale-Era bootleg? Mine is probably Psychedelic Sounds From The Gymnasium.

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Re: Favourite Cale-Era Bootlegs

Post by Mark » 28 May 2019 01:32

It's a pretty short list to choose from!
Michael Barbiero, J.C. Convertino - no no no! Gary Kellgren, Val Valentin - yes yes yes!

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Post by jt050501 » 28 May 2019 01:32

Mark wrote:It's a pretty short list to choose from!
Unfortunately :'(

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Re: Favourite Cale-Era Bootlegs

Post by peppergomez » 28 May 2019 04:38

The April version of Heroin that's on the Live '68 boot from ages ago. It absolutely destroys the recorded version in every way.

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Re: Favourite Cale-Era Bootlegs

Post by Wick Pick » 28 May 2019 16:51

The 1966 Factory Rehearsal
And the Gymnasium show. Miss Joannie Lee and the live The Gift are probably my two favourite Cale ere bootleg tracks.

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Re: Favourite Cale-Era Bootlegs

Post by Low » 28 May 2019 17:39

1966:
European Son from Film-Makers Cinematheque
Chic Mystique from The Open Stage
Heroin from Poor Richards
Music from the Nico Crying Reel
The Nothing Song

1967:
I'm not a young man anymore, Guess I'm falling in love and Sister Ray from The Gymnasium
Whatever you can hear from Walk & Talk, I heard her call my name from Velvet Underground in Boston

1968:
Sweet Sister Ray

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Re: Favourite Cale-Era Bootlegs

Post by MrStephen » 28 May 2019 22:21

Gymnasium. It didn't hold up to my expectations hearing the whole thing, tho. But Guess I'm Falling in Love is peak Velvets for me.

I was left pretty unimpressed by Sweet Sister Ray. I wanted to like it, but it didn't really do it for me. The version of Heroin from that gig is electric, tho. Wish it existed in better quality. What's the best boot of it? Lou sounds like a joyful smackhead on that version, rather than a mournful one, as on VUAN.

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Re: Favourite Cale-Era Bootlegs

Post by peppergomez » 29 May 2019 01:14

MrStephen wrote:
28 May 2019 22:21
Gymnasium. It didn't hold up to my expectations hearing the whole thing, tho. But Guess I'm Falling in Love is peak Velvets for me.

I was left pretty unimpressed by Sweet Sister Ray. I wanted to like it, but it didn't really do it for me. The version of Heroin from that gig is electric, tho. Wish it existed in better quality. What's the best boot of it? Lou sounds like a joyful smackhead on that version, rather than a mournful one, as on VUAN.
really? the version on the live '68 album from ages ago sounds very good imo for its age and the obvious limitations of what equipment klimek had available. it's clear, you can hear the vocals and viola, and it's got a bottom end. mo pounds the shit out of those drums.

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Re: Favourite Cale-Era Bootlegs

Post by iaredatsun » 02 Jun 2019 15:16

Low wrote:
28 May 2019 17:39
1966:
European Son from Film-Makers Cinematheque
Chic Mystique from The Open Stage
Heroin from Poor Richards
Music from the Nico Crying Reel
The Nothing Song

1967:
I'm not a young man anymore, Guess I'm falling in love and Sister Ray from The Gymnasium
Whatever you can hear from Walk & Talk, I heard her call my name from Velvet Underground in Boston

1968:
Sweet Sister Ray
Is the best version of the 'Nico Crying Reel' music from the Raro DVD?
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Re: Favourite Cale-Era Bootlegs

Post by simonm » 02 Jun 2019 18:33

Gymnasium doesn't really count as a bootleg since it has been issued on the WL/WH 45th set, but the alt version of GIFIL from Cale's 1979 radio interview (the 'crunchy bam-bam' version) still counts. That's my fave, but basically nearly all of the available stuff is pretty great, right?

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