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So over on our subreddit discord, one of our moderators, u/ragamuffingunner, wrote about how these songs trace Bruce's relationship with his father, I thought it was really awesome and then thought it'd be cool to do it with live performances, especially those that have monologues. Adam Raised a Cain is the confrontation with his father, Independance Day is the departure, My Father's House is the realisation that it's too late to recover what's lost, Living Proof is Bruce realising that its maybe not too late for him and then Long Time Comin' is the "I ain't gonna fuck it up".

Adam Raised a Cain Live at The Roxy: I'd say this is the most raw and angry performance of this song which really captures the idea of that confrontation between Bruce and his father

Independance Day Live Nassau 29th December: imo this is the best performance of this song, it's so emotional. The opening monologue doesn't totally relate to his dad and the idea of this departure but Bruce talks about living in a small town and how big things can seem scary. Even here though, you can hear Bruce beginning to understand why his father is the way he is. The outro is really the emotional kicker though, "why can't you just say goodbye...after all this time...I wanna know why you can't just say it...why won't you look at me...why can't you just look at me."

My Father's House Christic: This performance really speaks to the idea of the it being too late to recover something that is lost. Prior to the performance Bruce talks about how for a long time he was driving past old houses he lived in and his therapist says how he's trying to go back to fix something. Just before Bruce starts playing he says "that is what I was doing...but you can't."

Living Proof MTV Plugged Show: I'm going with this performance because I haven't heard too many of this song. I love what u/ragamuffingunner said about the opening guitar riff being so menacing but comforting, like a father, who knows if Bruce meant that but it's great. I feel like the song builds to this huge emotional catharsis that just explodes at the end as the synths and guitar rage in the outpouring of emotion and final understanding.

Long Time Comin' Broadway: I believe this is one of Bruce's most personal performances, he bares his soul here as he's taken away by his own words to the point of tears. It feels like Bruce and his father have reached this mutual understanding as Bruce's father petitions him to be an ancestor in his and his childs life and tries to prepare him for this new chapter.

I've edited these into one file with the tracks fading into each other, should make for some good listening!

 

Enjoy! 

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5 hours ago, burgessliam22 said:

So over on our subreddit discord, one of our moderators, u/ragamuffingunner, wrote about how these songs trace Bruce's relationship with his father, I thought it was really awesome and then thought it'd be cool to do it with live performances, especially those that have monologues. Adam Raised a Cain is the confrontation with his father, Independance Day is the departure, My Father's House is the realisation that it's too late to recover what's lost, Living Proof is Bruce realising that its maybe not too late for him and then Long Time Comin' is the "I ain't gonna fuck it up".

Adam Raised a Cain Live at The Roxy: I'd say this is the most raw and angry performance of this song which really captures the idea of that confrontation between Bruce and his father

Independance Day Live Nassau 29th December: imo this is the best performance of this song, it's so emotional. The opening monologue doesn't totally relate to his dad and the idea of this departure but Bruce talks about living in a small town and how big things can seem scary. Even here though, you can hear Bruce beginning to understand why his father is the way he is. The outro is really the emotional kicker though, "why can't you just say goodbye...after all this time...I wanna know why you can't just say it...why won't you look at me...why can't you just look at me."

My Father's House Christic: This performance really speaks to the idea of the it being too late to recover something that is lost. Prior to the performance Bruce talks about how for a long time he was driving past old houses he lived in and his therapist says how he's trying to go back to fix something. Just before Bruce starts playing he says "that is what I was doing...but you can't."

Living Proof MTV Plugged Show: I'm going with this performance because I haven't heard too many of this song. I love what u/ragamuffingunner said about the opening guitar riff being so menacing but comforting, like a father, who knows if Bruce meant that but it's great. I feel like the song builds to this huge emotional catharsis that just explodes at the end as the synths and guitar rage in the outpouring of emotion and final understanding.

Long Time Comin' Broadway: I believe this is one of Bruce's most personal performances, he bares his soul here as he's taken away by his own words to the point of tears. It feels like Bruce and his father have reached this mutual understanding as Bruce's father petitions him to be an ancestor in his and his childs life and tries to prepare him for this new chapter.

I've edited these into one file with the tracks fading into each other, should make for some good listening!

Enjoy! 

Good Afternoon Liam!

Your words mirror my own thoughts! And thank you ...

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1 minute ago, sunshine2020 said:

Downloading now (I all ready know I will love it!) and will post any comments. Quick question why not create as FLAC?

I never thought of that, I'm no expert with this stuff lol, I just mixed it on audacity. Plus with my upload speeds a FLAC file would have been harder to share

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4 minutes ago, burgessliam22 said:

I never thought of that, I'm no expert with this stuff lol, I just mixed it on audacity. Plus with my upload speeds a FLAC file would have been harder to share

OK playing now -- and Liam a wonderful thoughtful post - again thank you! I am rereading it as I listen.

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Awesome post!!

Adding Walk Like A Man would add an even more emotional segue between the "too late for what's lost" of Father's House and and the "maybe not for me" Living Proof. Especially the Stockholm '05 archive release that transitions from electric to grand piano right before the line "now the years have gone and I've grown... I'll do what I can and walk like a man"

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11 minutes ago, sleepyjoe said:

Awesome post!!

Adding Walk Like A Man would add an even more emotional segue between the "too late for what's lost" of Father's House and and the "maybe not for me" Living Proof. Especially the Stockholm '05 archive release that transitions from electric to grand piano right before the line "now the years have gone and I've grown... I'll do what I can and walk like a man"

"We actually did include Walk Like a Man in the initial draft and were 50-50 on including it here. We ultimately decided against it because of how tightly the MFH-LP flows on the live versions. In the studio versions though I always include WLAM." - Our Moderator RagaMuffinGunner put it best! 

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5 hours ago, burgessliam22 said:

So over on our subreddit discord, one of our moderators, u/ragamuffingunner, wrote about how these songs trace Bruce's relationship with his father, I thought it was really awesome and then thought it'd be cool to do it with live performances, especially those that have monologues. Adam Raised a Cain is the confrontation with his father, Independance Day is the departure, My Father's House is the realisation that it's too late to recover what's lost, Living Proof is Bruce realising that its maybe not too late for him and then Long Time Comin' is the "I ain't gonna fuck it up".

Adam Raised a Cain Live at The Roxy: I'd say this is the most raw and angry performance of this song which really captures the idea of that confrontation between Bruce and his father

Independance Day Live Nassau 29th December: imo this is the best performance of this song, it's so emotional. The opening monologue doesn't totally relate to his dad and the idea of this departure but Bruce talks about living in a small town and how big things can seem scary. Even here though, you can hear Bruce beginning to understand why his father is the way he is. The outro is really the emotional kicker though, "why can't you just say goodbye...after all this time...I wanna know why you can't just say it...why won't you look at me...why can't you just look at me."

My Father's House Christic: This performance really speaks to the idea of the it being too late to recover something that is lost. Prior to the performance Bruce talks about how for a long time he was driving past old houses he lived in and his therapist says how he's trying to go back to fix something. Just before Bruce starts playing he says "that is what I was doing...but you can't."

Living Proof MTV Plugged Show: I'm going with this performance because I haven't heard too many of this song. I love what u/ragamuffingunner said about the opening guitar riff being so menacing but comforting, like a father, who knows if Bruce meant that but it's great. I feel like the song builds to this huge emotional catharsis that just explodes at the end as the synths and guitar rage in the outpouring of emotion and final understanding.

Long Time Comin' Broadway: I believe this is one of Bruce's most personal performances, he bares his soul here as he's taken away by his own words to the point of tears. It feels like Bruce and his father have reached this mutual understanding as Bruce's father petitions him to be an ancestor in his and his childs life and tries to prepare him for this new chapter.

I've edited these into one file with the tracks fading into each other, should make for some good listening!

Enjoy! 

That’s some really good analysis. An excellent summary. Thanks. 

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5 hours ago, burgessliam22 said:

So over on our subreddit discord, one of our moderators, u/ragamuffingunner, wrote about how these songs trace Bruce's relationship with his father, I thought it was really awesome and then thought it'd be cool to do it with live performances, especially those that have monologues. Adam Raised a Cain is the confrontation with his father, Independance Day is the departure, My Father's House is the realisation that it's too late to recover what's lost, Living Proof is Bruce realising that its maybe not too late for him and then Long Time Comin' is the "I ain't gonna fuck it up".

Adam Raised a Cain Live at The Roxy: I'd say this is the most raw and angry performance of this song which really captures the idea of that confrontation between Bruce and his father

Independance Day Live Nassau 29th December: imo this is the best performance of this song, it's so emotional. The opening monologue doesn't totally relate to his dad and the idea of this departure but Bruce talks about living in a small town and how big things can seem scary. Even here though, you can hear Bruce beginning to understand why his father is the way he is. The outro is really the emotional kicker though, "why can't you just say goodbye...after all this time...I wanna know why you can't just say it...why won't you look at me...why can't you just look at me."

My Father's House Christic: This performance really speaks to the idea of the it being too late to recover something that is lost. Prior to the performance Bruce talks about how for a long time he was driving past old houses he lived in and his therapist says how he's trying to go back to fix something. Just before Bruce starts playing he says "that is what I was doing...but you can't."

Living Proof MTV Plugged Show: I'm going with this performance because I haven't heard too many of this song. I love what u/ragamuffingunner said about the opening guitar riff being so menacing but comforting, like a father, who knows if Bruce meant that but it's great. I feel like the song builds to this huge emotional catharsis that just explodes at the end as the synths and guitar rage in the outpouring of emotion and final understanding.

Long Time Comin' Broadway: I believe this is one of Bruce's most personal performances, he bares his soul here as he's taken away by his own words to the point of tears. It feels like Bruce and his father have reached this mutual understanding as Bruce's father petitions him to be an ancestor in his and his childs life and tries to prepare him for this new chapter.

I've edited these into one file with the tracks fading into each other, should make for some good listening!

Enjoy! 

Liam I have also notified the Mods that the link is here too!

You created unnecessary drama at Bootleg Corner! By time you read this everyone will have blocked you. Your blatant attempt to get the Bootleg Corner shut down deems your behaviour despicable! And I believe your choice of behaviours should get you banned!

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2 minutes ago, sunshine2020 said:

Liam I have also notified the Mods that the link is here too!

You created unnecessary drama at Bootleg Corner! By time you read this everyone will have blocked you. Your blatant attempt to get the Bootleg Corner shut down deems your behaviour despicable! And I believe your choice of behaviours should get you banned!

My behaviour was despicable? Sorry but Chevy called someone a waste of space and air, that is despicable 

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42 minutes ago, Gretsch Country Gentleman said:

The trilogy of Adam/Independence/MFH is absolutely central to his work from those 4 years.  And MFH Christic is in my top 5 live performances.of his ever

Its such a great performance! I love that 12 string guitar 

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13 minutes ago, sunshine2020 said:

Liam I have also notified the Mods that the link is here too!

You created unnecessary drama at Bootleg Corner! By time you read this everyone will have blocked you. Your blatant attempt to get the Bootleg Corner shut down deems your behaviour despicable! And I believe your choice of behaviours should get you banned!

"Liam would mind re-posting a piece of this at Bootleg Corner? -- So many would love your creation but do not leave our thread often .... link too Please."

Seems to me you encouraged this behaviour :0

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4 minutes ago, burgessliam22 said:

Para just means paranoid

Calling someone a waste of space and air is not okay.

I personally believe your behaviour had direction and magnitude oh yeah 

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