Wednesday, July 26, 2017
David Bowie The Savage Jaw Archives Volume 6
The official SITA project in cooperation with Ziggy In Concert and Mind-Warp PaVilion.
Towards the end of the 1990's affordable home computers, CD copiers and internet connections forever changed the way that many music collectors traded their recordings. It became so much easier to contact other collectors from around the world without having to wait weeks for replies to letters, trades to be agreed and tapes to be copied, dispatched and delivered. Contacts could be made quickly and copies could be sent out quickly too. Unfortunately, the mail was still quite slow but it was all a big improvement in the opinion of many of us.
A group of traders would hang out at Ziggy In Concert forum and from there would get to know each other, arrange trades and generally have some fun whilst waiting for the mail to arrive.
(http://zic.proboards.com/ or http://www.angelfire.com/la2/zic/ for a little stroll down memory lane)
Move the clock forward to 2004 by which time many of us had "super quick" 512kbps home "broadband" and had become familiar with BitTorrent which enabled us to get recordings sometimes in hours rather than weeks. The focus for music collectors had moved once again. We were crying out for a Torrent site which specialised in the artist whose music had brought us all together, namely David Bowie.
Goodness only knows how much work went on behind the scenes but on April 1st 2004, Savage Jaw opened it's doors, inviting everyone in to join the swarm and enjoy David Bowie "At The Atlantis". Not everybody saw this development as a good thing but the vast majority welcomed the site and the recordings with open arms. Throughout it's relatively short lifespan, Savage Jaw operated strictly to the motto "Where Quality Counts". Everything available through the site was the very best available to us. Sadly, Savage Jaw as a Bowie Torrent site closed it's doors around August 2005 but left a legacy of which those involved can be justifiably proud.
Rather than forget about this legacy a fitting tribute was put together in the form of The Savage Jaw Archives.
2.scandal 2xCD - Tin Machine, Brixton Academy, London 11th November 1991
A Very Vicious Birthday 2xCD - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 26th February 2004
Absolutely Outside - Starting Fires 2xCD - Monte Carlo 10th July 1996 / Eurokennes Festival, Chile 1990 2xCD - Santiago, Chile 27th September 1990
Isle Of Wight Festival 2004 1xCD - Isle Of Wight Festival, 13th June 2004 (radio & TV broadcasts)
Keep The House Rocking 2xCD - Milwaukee Theatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 19th May 2004
Va Va Va Voom 1xCD - Cleveland, Ohio 25th November 1972