The Jeremy Gluck Band - Uplands Tavern, Swansea - 26.05.08

The Jeremy Gluck Band
Uplands Tavern, Swansea

All photos © Swansea photographer Tyron Francis

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mclusky acoustic session download

ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS ARE CUNTS! Is that too offensive a way to start a blog post? I don't know anything about this mclusky acoustic session except that a whole bunch of people seem to either have them or want them. I am in the have them camp, you are in the want them camp, but in a few minutes we could be camp together, like, in a tent camp, I'm talkin' really camp!

1. Throwing Bricks from Trains
2. He's Been Sitting Here Forever
3. Normal Kid in the United States
4. Love Song for a Mexican
5. Centrefold
6. Grace Under Pressure
7. Give You Cinema
8. Cassanova
9. Perpetual Motives
10. Leaning Forward / make room for more thoughts
11. Catch More Fish


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Xiu Xiu - Roadhouse, Manchester - 20.05.08 - Photos & Recording

I've been waiting many a year for Xiu Xiu to hit the UK and hit it they did the other night in mucky Manchester. This was my first overnight stay in the city where I wasn't robbed, the first time some swine stole my socks out of my shoes and the second time someone stole my pillow, all that was stolen this time was my heart, by Jamie Stewart and his band of merry men and the lovely Caralee, who was rocking some of the most terriblest moccasin style shoes I have ever seen! Chris Garneau was supporting and I actually enjoyed his short set, I'd listened to the stuff on his myspace beforehand and wasn't impressed but I'll be 'sampling' his album from one of the fine 'record sampling' websites that one see's about on one's travels through the information super-highway. Here are some photos of him playing: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfrancis/sets/72157605202951313/ I recorded his set but I ain't uploading it until TEN people request it in the comments cause I don't like him enough yet to let him into the Boxing Duck! family.

Xiu Xiu played for an hour, Jamie seemed really flucked, he looked super duper tired and ready to collapse between every song as he gargled his drink. There's no way he can go on with all his shouting and yelping, it really can't be good for him, so I say to Jamie, "sing some quiet songs, make an album like El Perro Del Mar to give your vocal chords a rest".

I usually come away from gigs thinking about how much it had cost me to get to where it is and stay the night but I came away from this thinking that they were really great, Jamie was awesome, Caralee was awesomee, Ches was awesomeee, and Devin was behind a pillar for the whole gig. I must give a shout out to my main man Ches cause he kicked ass, I love a good drummer and he was great, he was giving it the whole, bang, bangidy, bong, bong, bing, bing-a-bing, bonk, bonk, bonk, bonk, all that stuff.

I shot a whole bunch of photos which are ok (click the photo to go forward, hover over the bottom part for thumbnails:

Now for the recording, the setlist wasn't all that really, for me at least I'd have liked to hear a lot of different stuff but Suha was just fandabbydosie, I can't think of a better song that they could've finished on. The recording is a weird one cause Jamie's vocal is just swamped beneath the noise...

1. Bishop, Ca
2. In Lust You Can Hear the Axe Fall
3. Clowne Towne
4. F.T.W
5. No Friend Oh!
6. Master of the Bump (Kurt Stambaugh, I Can Feel the Soil Falling Over My Head)
7. You are Pregnant You, You are Dead
8. The Fox & The Rabbit
9. Save Me, Save Me
10. I Do What I Want, When I Want
11. Clover
12. Apistat Commander
13. Suha


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Will Oldham & David Berman Live at Liss Ard Festival, 1999

I've stopped taking my Citalopram again so I can't really be arsed to write anything, I'm sure none of you read the crap I write anyways, you just click the download link and piss orf. Here's a thing, like a download thing, where Will Oldham and David Berman play some of their songs, other peoples songs and talk and read poems. This ain't no soundboard recording so unless you are a Silver Jews or Palace / Bonnie 'Prince' Billy fanatic you may be better of downloading the new Radioboringhead for a penny.

Liss Ard Festival, Skibbereen, Ireland - 29.08.99

1. Now II
2. Arise, Therefore
3. If There Was a Book About This Hallway
4. Crying in the Chapel
5. Joke
6. A Leprechaun Gave Me a Blowjob
7. Missing in Action
8. Talking and Jokes
9. Don't Cry For Me Argentina
10. War in Apartment 1812
11. Jokes
12. Madeleine- Mary
13. Talking
14. Nervous Ashers & Apocalypse
15. Armadillo Song of London Homesick Blues
16. Talking
17. Folson Prison Blues in Spanish
18. Sweet Child O' Mine
19. Thunder Road
20. Talking
21. Come In
22. The Rocker
23. New Orleans
24. Smith & Jones Forever
25. Turn the Page
26. Talking
27. Horses


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The Go-Betweens - Demo's

I had a ticket to see The Go-Betweens in Liverpool on 10th May 2005 (which I just realised was 3 years ago yesterday so really I should have posted this yesterday!), it would have been my first time but it never happened. I got a new job and there was a 'team building day' on the 10th, for the first and LAST time ever I gave up the gig for a day wading through mud and swamps. A year later Grant McLennan died and so I will never ever ever get to see them. The moral of this story is: DO NOT EVER PUT WORK BEFORE ANYTHING!!!

Up for grabs here are a bunch of demo's that I found on Soulseek many moons ago, I especially like the 16 Lover's Lane ones. This is what you can get your grubby mitts on...

Liberty Belle & the Black Diamond Express Demo's
1. Spring Rain
2. The Ghost & the Black Cat
3. To Reach Me
4. Twin Layers of Lightening
5. Head Full of Steam

Spring Hill Fair Demo's
1. A Bad Debt Follows You
2. Bachelor Kisses
3. Emperor's Courtesan
4. Part Company
5. Rare Breed
6. The Old Way Out
7. This Girl Black Girl
8. Unkind & Unwise

Tallulah Demo's
1. Bye Bye Pride
2. I Just Get Caught Out
3. Right Here (Her Song)
4. Someone Else's Wife
5. Clarke Sisters
6. The House That Jack Kerouac Built

16 Lovers Lane Acoustic Demo's
1. Was There Anything I Could Do?
2. Wait Until June
3. The Devil's Eye
4. I'm Allright
5. You Won't Fint it Again
6. Love Goes On!
7. Love is a Sign
8. Dive For Your Memory
9. Streets of Your Town
10. The Clarke Sisters
11. You've Never Lived

I've popped them all into the same zip file, so if you only want some of them you have to have all of them, now that is what I call rock 'n roll excess :-p Choose from any of these stinky links...


I've got more demo's from The Go-Betweens and some cool Triffids rarities too that I'll upload at some point...

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Well, I was a bit tipsy and it appears I didn't press record so there's no bootleg, lucky I can shoot photos no matter how drunk I may be so there are about 75 pretty nice snaps below.

Click the photo to go forward, hover over the bottom half to see thumbnails, snazzy!

The flickr set is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfrancis/sets/72157604865907053/ if you wanna comment on any etc...

All photos © Swansea music photographer Tyron Francis

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