The dB's (Chris Stamey, Peter Holsapple) - <em>Legal Music Downloads</em> ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Saturday, February 24, 2007

The dB's (Chris Stamey, Peter Holsapple) - Legal Music Downloads

Everyone knows there is a lot of unauthorized music floating around on the internet. This is the first of a regular feature focusing on legal music downloads.

The dB's in New YorkThe dB's are back and played a great sold-out show last month at the Bowery Ballroom.

The band has one of the better website that I have seen and they have posted a number of mp3s to this site.

The earliest recordings posted are 6 songs from a December 1979 show in NYC at the Philospher's Club. This recording was made from the audience by a friend of the band and it sounds great. It is interesting to hear the band during this period as their sound is closer to Fear of Music-era Talking Heads than the Big Star-ish sound of their 1981 debut LP. What also keeps things interesting is that three of the songs from this show are embryonic versions of songs that ended up on Stands for deciBels.

One of the other interesting recordings is an outtake from The Sound of Music sessions from 1987 entitled Rains Around Here. This sounds like a fully produced recording and the song contains a great guitar solo by Gene Holder.

These mp3 are on the Multimedia page of the band's site.

The dB's are supposed to be working on a new CD so this should be something to watch for.