Better Off Dead Asbury Blues Asbury Blues, NJ May 14, 2011 Master AUD recording **mp3 samples provided (as always) in the Comments section** Every once in a while you stumble upon a "new" band that completely blows you away--it happens to all of us, right? Well, Jersey City-based Better Off Dead did exactly that when I saw them at Asbury Blues. They have clever, well-written songs that are loaded with catchy hooks and often-humorous lyrical content, and their live show--between the banter and the other little surprises--was highly entertaining. I wouldn't say they're a "blues" band in the strictest sense--they play some bluesy stuff, but also some twangy R&B (akin to the Fabulous Thunderbirds and The Blasters), old school rock 'n' roll (I'm thinking Bill Haley and the Comets) and even some country-flavored material. Although Better Off Dead's been around since the mid-1990s, I'm somewhat ashamed to admit that I just recently discovered them (many thanks to Barbecue Bob and the Spareribs for covering a Better Off Dead tune back in April 2011--that's what led me to this terrific band). Please support the artists by seeing them perform live and by buying their CDs. I bought all three of the band's full-lenghth CDs after the show and each one is a keeper. Huge thanks again to V.D. King for allowing me to record this show. On the web: Setlist: (Set #1: Tracks 101-204; Set #2: Tracks 205-312) 101. She's Tuff (Fabulous Thunderbirds) 102. Did Your Dog Bite The Landlord? 103. Twister In A Trailer Park 104. Ain't Nothing 105. Brooklyn Love 106. Diggin' My Own Grave 107. Beaver Shot 108. She Like That Chicken 109. Lesbian Blues > Mama Talk To Your Daughter (J.B. Lenoir) 110. Gotta Get It Worked On (Delbert McClinton) 111. If I Can Quit Drinkin' 112. Live A Little 201. One Bad Stud (The Blasters) 202. Georgia Slop (Jimmy McCracklin) 203. Girl With A Job 204. I Dig The Girl 205. Money Talks 206. What Happened? 207. Seven Nights To Rock (Nick Lowe, others) 208. Wages Of Sin 209. Money Maker 210. Walkin' The Dog (Rufus Thomas) 211. Heart Be The Judge 212. Booty 301. Voodoo Doll 302. When My Troubles Began 303. Let's Fool Around 304. Alcohol Talking 305. Rockin' Chair 306. V.D. invites Anthony Tamburro (Enzo and the Bakers) to the stage 307. Woke Up This Morning (My Baby's Gone) (B.B. King) 308. Little Queenie (Chuck Berry) 309. Kitten 310. Yellow Cadillac 311. San Antone 312. Crazy 'Bout An Automobile Approx. running time: 183 minutes Better Off Dead is: V.D. King - guitar, lead vocals Don Kenny - guitar, vocals Carl Lorentzen - bass, vocals Mike Kenny - drums Lineage: Zoom H2 (90 degree mic pattern) > WAV (onto SD card) > Nero wave editor (trim & fade end tracks, boost volume) > FLAC Frontend (sb-aligned) > FLAC If you like this torrent, won't you please take a moment to post a comment on the board? It only takes a moment, and believe me, it takes A LOT longer to prepare/upload a show for others to enjoy than it does to download and run. Recorded by and uploaded on DIME by TheCommish July 2011