A Checkpoint…

I consider Purple Hippies to be “my calling”, and this will continue to be my focus. PurpleHippies.com is a true ‘labor of love’.

The “real world” has not permitted me, post-vacation, to post with the same frequency as I would like (and as I have done in this past). But I will continue to post here, as I have time. And I am trying to make more time available to work on posting here.

At this point, I consider both “ZOSO.me” and “SpinsterBootlegs.com” to be ‘on hold’. I do have a significant number of commercial bootlegs relevant to these sites–and I will eventually post that material somewhere (whether on a blog, at DIME, or Guitars101)…

I have previously announced a Pink Floyd-focused collaboration. That project has long since died. I admit, I do my best work “solo” — the attempt at working with a group simple did not work out.

One last note: when I first began Purple Hippies, it is true, I posted a good deal of material that I had downloaded from other sites. But at this point, I would like to state explicitly, that going forward, I will only be posting bootlegs here which I physically own. I appreciate the offers from others to share bootlegs with me, but I really feel that the value of my site is in its focus on sharing only bootlegs which I actually own.

DIO 1984-10-05+1986-05-13+1987-12-05 Hammersmith Trilogy (Shades)

Hammersmith Trilogy 1984, 1986 & 1987
Shades 301

Soundboard recordings

Extracted to FLAC from original silver CDs via EZ CD Audio Converter

Hammersmith Odeon
London, UK
101 Stand Up And Shout
102 One Night In The City
103 Don’t Talk To Strangers
104 Mystery
105 Egypt (The Chains Are On)
106 Holy Diver
107 Heaven And Hell
108 The Last In Line
109 Rainbow In The Dark
110 Man On The Silver Mountain
111 Love Live Rock ‘n’ Roll
112 We Rock

Hammersmith Odeon
London, UK
201 DJ Intro
202 King Of Rock And Roll
203 Like The Beat Of A Heart
204 Hungry For Heaven
205 The Last In Line
206 Holy Diver – The Last In Line (Reprise)
207 Sacred Heart – The Last In Line (Reprise)
208 Rock ‘n’ Roll Children
209 Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll
210 Man On The Silver Mountain
211 Rainbow In The Dark

Hammersmith Odeon
London, UK
301 Stand Up And Shout
302 Dream Evil
303 Neon Knights
304 Naked In The Rain
305 The Last In Line
306 Holy Diver
307 Heaven And Hell
308 All The Fools Sailed Away
309 Rock ‘n’ Roll Children
310 Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll
311 Rock ‘n’ Roll Children
312 Rainbow In The Dark
313 We Rock
314 Don’t Talk To Strangers

Artwork included.

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Originally shared by “J.B.” / doom43 / dance1102 on https://PurpleHippies.com on 2019-07-15

Ozzy Osbourne 1981-05-11&07-28 Definitive Tribute (Zodiac)

Ozzy Osbourne
Definitive Tribute
Zodiac 294

Soundboard recordings

Extracted to FLAC from original silver CDs via EZ CD Audio Converter

Music Hall
Cleveland, Ohio
101 Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana
102 I Don’t Know
103 Crazy Train
104 Believer
105 Mr. Crowley
106 Flying High Again
107 Revelation (Mother Earth)
108 Steal Away (The Night)
109 Drum Solo
110 Suicide Solution
111 Guitar Solo
112 Iron Man
113 Children Of The Grave
114 Paranoid

St. Denis Theatre
Montreal, Quebec
(From original radio show discs)

Best Of The Biscuit (aired 1982-05-02)
201 Flying High Again
202 I Don’t Know
203 Crazy Train
204 Believer
205 Mr. Crowley
206 Suicide Solution
207 Guitar Solo
208 Revelation (Mother Earth)
209 Steal Away (The Night)
210 Drum Solo
211 Paranoid

The King Biscuit Flower Hour (aired 1981-09-13)
212 I Don’t Know
213 Crazy Train
214 Believer
215 Mr. Crowley
216 Iron Man
217 Children Of The Grave

Artwork included.

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Originally shared by “J.B.” / doom43 / dance1102 on https://PurpleHippies.com on 2019-07-15

Deep Purple 1985-05-09 Osaka 1985 2nd Night (Darker Than Blue)

Deep Purple
Osaka-Jo Hall
Osaka, Japan

Osaka 1985 2nd Night
Darker Than Blue (DTB 268/269)


Audience recording

Extracted to FLAC from original silver CDs via EZ CD Audio Converter

101 Intro
102 Highway Star
103 Nobody’s Home
104 Strange Kind Of Woman
105 Blues
106 A Gypsy’s Kiss
107 Perfect Strangers
108 Under The Gun
109 Lazy
110 Drum Solo
111 Child In Time
201 Knocking At Your Back Door
202 Difficult To Cure
203 Keyboard Solo
204 Space Truckin’
205 Woman From Tokyo
206 Black Night
207 Smoke On The Water

Artwork included.

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Originally shared by “J.B.” / doom43 / dance1102 on https://PurpleHippies.com on 2019-07-13

Some new arrivals…

A new Darker Than Blue release of Deep Purple in Osaka in 1985. Two Zodiac Heaven And Hell bootlegs; a Zodiac version of Black Sabbath’s 2013 OzzFest concert in Japan. These four bootlegs are ‘brand new’.

Two Rainbow releases of 1980s concerts; two Black Box Rainbow bootlegs Of 2018 & 2019 concerts. Two 89-90 Sabbath boots on Lost And Found…

I will start posting these soon…

Summer Vacation

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! As you can all see, I am spending less time online. Perhaps even less than I expected — but earlier in June, I pretty much suspended all “quotas” about how frequently I would post new bootlegs.

For those who may be interested, I am enjoying ice skating this summer. While that may seem strange as a summertime activity, in the southwest United States (where I live), *indoor* ice skating is quite popular. I have been enjoying skating with several friends 4-5 nights a week!!!