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Elvis Costello live at the Shellharbour Worker’s Club
August 12th, 2007

This afternoon I digitised an old live recording of an Elvis Costello performance at the Shellharbour Workers’ Club in Shellharbour, NSW. He played with a band called the Confederates. The band consisted of Austin De Lone, Jim Keltner, Elvis Costello, Jerry Scheff and James Burton if I remember correctly. It also included Nick Lowe this night. It was the 5th December, 1987.

The performance was brilliant and the crowd went wild. They yelled and bellowed for more and the band played several encores. They ran out of tunes and they played “That’s How You Got Killed Before” once more with different solos. You can hear me putting the cassette recorder away at the end after the house lights went up. My friends encircled me as I hid the recorder before we made our exit. Getting tape decks past security was always a worry. Anyway, have a listen…

That’s How You Got Killed Before

Wowie Zowie
January 9th, 2005

Vinyl heaven from the 1960s, originally uploaded by John Larkin.

Wowie Zowie was an album that my old brother Peter had bought about 1969. I eventually picked up a second hand copy many years later. There are some standout tracks on this compilation from Decca. The album was subtitled the “World of Progressive Music”. Many of these tracks still stand the test of time today. There is material from Savoy Brown, John Mayall, Johnny Almond, Keef Hartley Band, The Moody Blues, Touch and others. Great listening and a real trip back in time, man. Grab them while they’re hot.

The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label
January 7th, 2005

This two album set brought together a collection of rarities from the world of recorded music. The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label was a bootleg record label that produced vinyl albums of rare and hard to find recordings. Artists that were bootlegged by TAKRL included the Beatles, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Deep Purple, Bruce Springsteen and others.

Dr. Terrence H. Tellyfone., originally uploaded by John Larkin.

The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label operated out of Anytown in the USA and was the brainchild of the late Dr. Terrence H. Tellyfone, Art Gnuvo and Deek Kibard. There is a short history of the TAKRL record label here. A history of bootlegs can be found at the Hotwacks web site. Please check out the entire album and eight page TAKRL discography here.