Most of the tracks on this page are rare band selections in mp3 format. The cuts below were either never released or can only be found on an obscure compilation that is long out of print.
Okay . . . so you think we haven't been paying attention to this page, huh? Well there is a nice surprise down there in the entries. That's right - we posted the complete January 12th, 2008 Bowery Ballroom show. Recorded right off the board. You can listen a song at a time or sit back and enjoy the whole show like you were there.
The rest of the page has been posted for awhile now. We don't plan on taking the old stuff down, but we will add to this page from time to time.
those of you who want to get their feet wet before plunging into this more obscure
eyes on this page. We may occasionally change the tracks below,
| live at the bowery ballroom
We know . . . we know. The band has been on a bit of a hiatus. But back on January 12th, 2008, the Schramms broke down and played a show at New York's famed Bowery Ballroom. An opening set for the illustrious Danny and Dusty review. Fortunately, Jan Bohan was there with her digital recorder and hooked it right up to the board. She liked the way the Schramms set came out and gave the okay to post it on dimeadozen.org (where it currently resides in FLAC format). But why, we ask, why not post it here for the fans?
The links below will give you access to each song in the set or the whole show put together as one long 43 minute mp3. Your choice. By the way - you may notice seven new songs in the list. We'll say no more.
faith is a dusty word
the day when
still standing still
the full show
You might have seen this knocking around. We had it posted on mp3 sites for awhile. This is an outtake from the 100 Questions sessions that originally showed up on the Blue Rose web site. It was there for a few months until the CD was finally release in the states. That's when we made it more widely available.
If you missed them before, here they are for your pleasure. You have two varieties to choose from: fade fade (clean mix) and fade fade (trash mix). Enjoy.
can you please
crawl out your window
Click on the link to find: can you please crawl out your window (Bob Dylan)
While we are on the subject of Bob Dylan, the Schramms had to conjure up a cover to play for their appearance on Vin Scelsa's Idiot's Delight show. (For those of you who do not live in the New York area, this was a weekly free form radio show that blessed the very commercial air waves every Sunday night from 8pm to whenever.)
The band made an hour and a half long appearance that March 23rd night in 1997. They played a total of six songs in the makeshift studio, most of which were from Dizzy Spell. (Besides the track set before you here, they also played a very early version of Simple Arithmetic which latter appeared on 100 questions. We hope you know how that one goes by now.)
May you stay: forever young (Bob Dylan)
in hell's despite
sweet old world
Towards the end of the tour, his voice started coming back but it was still a little rough in parts. The track here was taken from the one of the later shows; recorded on March 8th, 1999 at a cool little club in Köln named MTC.
One of the most beautiful songs ever written. Ever: sweet old world (Lucinda Williams).
Months previous to
that time, the band did a live broadcast on Nick Hill's WFMU radio show.
Sometime during the course of the evening, the band engaged Eric Peterson
(then of the dB's fame) to join them on guitar and render a version of
everybody's favorite instrumental.