Unearthed, Vol. 12 :: Skating In Central Park

With live music still iffy this year, let’s travel back to some long-ago summers in New York City’s Central Park. For the latest edition of the Unearthed bootleg mix series, we’re training our ears on Wollman Skating Rink, which hosted some truly stellar al fresco concerts back in the day. These performances span from the late 1960s to the early 1980s and encompass a wide range of freaky fresh air jams: dark funk jazz, ecstatic post-punk, prog epics, Texas boogie — it’s all here and more. Wollman may have been covered in ice throughout the winter, but this stuff is HOT. | t wilcox

Unearthed, Vol. 13 :: Skating In Central Park

Intro Improv – King Crimson / Spanish Key – Miles Davis / Crosseyed & Painless – Talking Heads / Trouble Every Day – Mothers of Invention / Hanging On The Telephone – Blondie / Gates of Steel – Devo / Jesus Left Chicago – ZZ Top / White Summer > Black Mountainside – Led Zeppelin / King Harvest – The Band / Starless – King Crimson / Indiana – Benny Goodman | painting: gordon crook, ‘central park’ 1981

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