Dave Davies – Stuttgart, Germany (2001)

FrontCover1David Russell Gordon Davies (born 3 February 1947) is an English guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the English rock band the Kinks, which also featured his elder brother Ray Davies. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 as a member of the Kinks.

Davies is prolific with his innovative nature on the electric guitar, specifically in being one of the first to utilize electric guitar distortion and exposing the effect to the mainstream. His signature distorted power chord riffs on songs would heavily influence future heavy metal and punk rock acts. In 2003, Davies was ranked 91st in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. (wikipedia)

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The brother of Ray Davies is less known but he is nevertheless a great guitarist and a good singer.
This is an excellent (ex) sound quality FM radio broadcast.
It is also an incomplete concert, however this is the entire radio broadcast.


A nice little CDr made from a German local radio broadcast. Around 400 or 500 copies were produced and sold to Kinks fans during a Kinks Meeting in Utrecht for a reduced price.The tracks 1-12 were broadcasted live on German FM Radio. The sound quality is excellent and Dave and his band are in good spirits. (nlkink)

Unfortunately I have lost the bonus tracks, sorry.

Recorded live at the Villa Berg, Stuttgart/Germany,  October 07,2001
excellent braodcast recording (SWR 1)


Dave Davis (vocals, guitar)
Kristian Hoffman (keyboards)
Jim Laspesa (drums)
Jonathan Lea (guitar)
David Nolte (bass)

01. Radio Introduction (in German) 1.40
02. Till The End Of The Day (R.Davies) 2.29
03. I Need You (R.Davies) 2.24
04. Susannah’s Still Alive (D.Davies) 2.31
05. Creeping Jean (D.Davies) 2.52
06. Gallon Of Gas / You’re Looking Fine (R.Davies) 5.47
07. Tired Of Waiting For You (R.Davies) 2.56
08. See My Friends (R.Davies) 4.55
09. Dead End Street (R.Davies) 3.12
10. Death Of A Clown (D.Davies) 4.36
11. Living On A Thin Line (D.Davies) 5.30
12. All Day And All Of The Night (R.Davies)



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Various Artists – Who Are You – An All-Star Tribute To The Who (2012)

FrontCover1.jpgStars of Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Punk Rock, and Country gather together to pay tribute to one of the most successful and influential bands of all-time, The Who!

I have been a great fan of The Who for about 50 years so I was a bit hesitant to buy this tribute album as some of these type of records can be very ordinary, but this is a great one. Most songs are pretty faithful to the original songs while obviously stamping the guest artists own sound and style on them, with a 2 or 3 of horrendous exceptions (I won’t say which, you be the judge). And I reckon Leslie West’s guitar on The Seeker is worth the price alone. An enjoyable listen. One issue though – Don’t know what happened on, if I recall correctly, Eminence Front, the music just cuts out before the end unfortunately as this is a great song. An error in production no doubt that should never have made the final product. (by Mr. M)


Who would have thought that Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits) and Peter Banks (Yes, Flash) would render a performance of Magic Bush nearly equal to the original. Todd Rundgren and Iggy Pop fans need this album ! (by Brent W. Cook)

Indeed … a real unique tribute album for one of the most important bands in the history of rock … look at the line-up … unbelieveable …


Alternate front + back cover

See booklet



Derek Sherinian, John Wetton, K. K. Downing:
01. Eminence Front 5.32

Nektar & Jerry Goodman:
02. Baba O’Riley 5.23

Mark Lindsay & Wayne Kramer:
03. I Can See For Miles 4.07

Huw Lloyd-Langton, Joe Elliott, Rick Wakeman:
04. Love Reign O’er Me 6.17

Dave Davies, Knox & Rat Scabies:
05. My Generation 3.29

The Raveonettes:
06. The Kids Are Alright 2.32

07. Won’t Get Fooled Again 7.41

Carmine Appice & Todd Rundgren:
08. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere 2.38

Iggy Pop:
09. I Can’t Explain 2.07

Pat Travers:
10. Behind Blue Eyes 3.43

Ginger Baker, Peter Banks & Peter Noone:
11. Magic Bus 3.20

Gretchen Wilson, Randy Bachman:
12. Who Are You 5.05

Brad Gillis, Mike Pinera, Terry Reid:
13. Pinball Wizard 3.03

David Cross, John Wesley:
14. Squeeze Box 2.49

38 Special, Ian Paice & Ted Turner:
15. Bargain 5.24

Joe Lynn Turner & Leslie West:
16. The Seeker 2.43

All songs written by Pete Townshend