Rare Jim Carroll Albums, Live Recordings, & Videos

If you have anything unusual or any audio or video tapes not listed here, please e-mail me.

 

Vinyl bootlegs

CD bootlegs

Audio Tapes

Video Tapes

Promos, posters, etc.

 

 

Vinyl Bootlegs

 

Live Dreams
As near as I can determine this was the only vinyl bootleg of the Jim Carroll Band.  The album cover states this show was recorded at "My Father's Place." New York City, December 27, 1981, but in reality the show was recorded at "The Bottom Line," December 20, 1980.  The song list is:

Wicked Gravity
City Drops Into The Night
It's Too Late
Catholic Boy
Nothing Is True (the album has Three Sisters listed in error)
Day & Night
I Want The Angel
People Who Died

CD Bootlegs

 

 

Catholic Boy Confessions
This CD shows there is still an interest in the Jim Carroll Band's music.  This "commercially" made CD is the Paradise Theater show of 12/1/80 that is listed in the Audio Tapes area as "Live".  It looks like a regular silver CD, but in reality it is a CD-R.  None the less it is a nicely done bootleg.

 

Wicked Gravity
Three Sisters
City Drops Into The Night
Catholic Boy
It's Too Late
Voices
Crow
Lorraine
Nothing Is True
People Who Died
Sweet Jane

Audio Tapes

 

Live @ The Palms
This tape was recorded November, 1980.  Quality is excellent.  The song list is:

Wicked Gravity
City Drops Into The Night
Voices
It's Too Late
Crow
Day And Night

 

Portland Oregon '81
This tape was recorded at The Euphoria, Portland, Oregon, on January, 1981.  This tape also included a 1/2 hour interview (which is not on the CD) with Jim Carroll.  The tape was EQ'd and is listenable, but not great.  The song list is:

Three Sisters
City Drops Into The Night
It's Too Late
Catholic Boy
Tension (later to be known as Voices)
Lorraine
People Who Died
Sweet Jane
Nothing Is True

 

JCB Live In Boston 1982
This tape was recorded at Uncle Sam's in Boston, MA, on June 20th, 1982 and was aired on WBCN.   The tape is excellent and includes a before and after show interview.  The song list:

It's Too Late
Wicked Gravity
Them
Jody
Still Life
Lorraine
City Drops Into The Night
Barricades
People Who Died

 


Live
I have been told this is from the Paradise Theater, Boston, MA  12/1/80.  The quality and performance are excellent.  The play list is:

Three Sisters
City Drops Into The Night
Catholic Boy
It's Too Late
Voices
Wicked Gravity
Crow
Lorraine
Nothing Is True
People Who Died
Sweet Jane

 

Casbar
This tape was recorded March 12th, 1982 at The Casbar, Manchester, NH.  The tape has been EQ'd, but still pretty much sucks, although the song list makes up for the poor recording. This tape also includes an interview that is not on the CD. The song list:

Three Sisters
(No More) Luxuries
Voices
Catholic Boy
Jealous Twin
City Drops Into The Night
Jody
It's Too Late
Black Romance
Freddy's Store
Love Crimes
People Who Died
Sweet Jane
Lorraine

 

Fillmore 11-25-88/Brownies 4-12-97
As the title says, the first half was taken from a video (yes VIDEO) of the 11/25/88 show at "The Fillmore" (six cuts).  The quality is OK, but probably could be better with some EQing.  The second half is from Brownies.  It is good quality.  The songs are:

Trouble
Shape Shifter
Chief In Doubt
I Want The Angel
When The Flesh Fails
Wing And Claw (spoken word)
Wicked Gravity
It's Too Late
She's Ready
Catholic Boy
People Who Died

 

 

Didn't Die In D.C.
This show was recorded February 19, 1981, at the Bayou Theater, Washington, D.C.

Wicked Gravity
Three Sisters
City Drops Into The Night
It's Too Late
Voices
Catholic Boy
Nothing Is True
People Who Died
Sweet Jane

 

Eugene

This show was recorded in Eugene, Oregon, January 13th, 1981.

Wicked Gravity
Three Sisters
City Drops Into The Night
Catholic Boy
It's Too Late
Lorraine
Crow
Voices
Nothing Is True
People Who Died
Sweet Jane
Day And Night

 

 

The Uncut Show
This is the complete Bottom Line show, December 20, 1980.  The song list is:

Wicked Gravity
Three Sisters
City Drops Into The Night
It's Too Late
Catholic Boy
Nothing Is True
Day & Night
I Want The Angel
People Who Died
Sweet Jane

 

 

Bottom Line 11/12/98
I have both the early and the late show.  They are almost identical.

Facts
Train Surfing
Locked Wing
Catholic Boy
Desert Town
Zeno's Law Of High-Heeled Shoes
Things That Fly
I Want The Angel
Lorraine
Hairshirt Fracture
Wicked Gravity
It's Too Late
Female As Thunder
My Ruins
Pools Of Mercury
Falling Down Laughing
8 Fragments For Kurt Cobain
The Beast Within
People Who Died

 

Spoken & Sung
This was recorded at the Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, Washington, November 17, 1998.

8 Fragments For Kurt Cobain
Train Surfing
Sick Bird
My Ruins
Message Left On A Phone Machine
Catholic Boy
It's Too Late
I want the Angel
Wicked Gravity
Runaway
Falling Down Laughing
People Who Died
City Drops Into The Night

 

Music And Words From The Radio
This tape consists of a King Biscuit Flower Hour show of the JCB and of a copy of Jim Carroll interview about I Write Your Name.  Quality is excellent.

Video Tapes

 

 

Jim Carroll Band TV appearance on Fridays
The quality is very good.

 

 

Fillmore, 11-25-88
Quality is watchable.

 

First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 9-27-97
Excellent quality.

Promos, Posters, etc.

 

 

Test Pressing for Dry Dreams
Probably one of the rarest items in my collection although very un-glamorous

 

 

Promo poster for Catholic Boy
This poster measures approximately 23" x 23"

 

 

Promo poster for Dry Dreams

This poster measures approximately 22" x 29"

 

 

Poster announcing First Avenue Reading, 9-27-97
This poster measures approximately 22" x 35"

 

 

One World Poetry - Giorno Poetry Systems Records GPS 028-029
This album seems to be very rare. It has a number of the usual poets from the Giorno albums, including Jim Carroll.
Instead of being listed as "I Want The Angel", is it just called "The Angel" and was recorded The One World Poetry Festival, 1981 in The Melkweg, Amsterdam.