Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bootleg R.E.M. Covers

These are both exceptionally well-done covers for bootleg concerts. The quality is professional grade, albeit somewhat heavy on blurry graphics.

I used to wonder what would happen to the bootleg industry when Pearl Jam made all of their shows available to fans, effectively killing off any attempt to profit from the sale of their shows. R.E.M. has always been a "bootleg friendly" band. The early ones that I used to buy in Minneapolis were usually of a high audio quality.

That makes me wonder about these shows. Were they shot with cheap equipment? The smartphone didn't really exist in 2005 so you are probably getting a show recorded with a handheld camera using digital tape and not much of a microphone. Awful.

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