Sunday, May 29, 2022

Descendents- Liveage In Winnipeg 1987


Another punk show I missed back in the day was a show from the Descendents, when they came through town in 1987. They were already on my radar and I always enjoyed the band with their high energy melodic punk sound and their debut album, Milo Goes To College still remains as one of my favourite punk albums. I missed them in '87 and I missed them more recently in 2019, so I've had to be content with hearing live recordings of the band. Fortunately, someone taped the show in '87 and this recording has been kicking around for years (and has been sitting on my hard-drive for years, as well) and recently I was reminiscing and gave it another listen. The show in Winnipeg (on July 12th) was the night before the band performed at the First Avenue in Minneapolis where the live album, Liveage! (and some of Hallraker) was recorded. This is a decent sounding audience recording (a YouTube audio recording claims a soundboard, but it's the same recording as this. You be the judge), the band is top form and this show was part of the FinALL tour during the summer of 1987 to support the band's latest album, All and their final tour (at the time) with Milo returning to college for post-graduate studies. The rest of the band would relaunch themselves as ALL, Milo would reunite with the band in 1995 and return to recording and touring under the Descendents name. 
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Descendents
Punk Douglas Club
Winnipeg, Manitoba
July 12, 1987
 
sound quality: good audience recording
lineage: ? > cassette tape (unknown generation) > Tascam CC-222 (WAV) > CD WAV Editor (track split) > FLAC Frontend (FLAC)

1. intro (1:46)
2. Descendents (1:40)
3. I Wanna Be A Bear (0:44)
4. Coolidge (3:08)
5. Silly Girl (2:12)
6. Wienerschnitzel (0:10)
7. Hurtin' Crue (2:36)
8. My Dad Sucks (0:37)
9. Van (3:03)
10. I Don't Want to Grow Up (1:20)
11. Wendy (2:37)
12. Myage (3:00)
13. Clean Sheets (3:24)
14. Suburban Home (1:40)
15. Enjoy/My Tattoo (5:29)
16. Hope (1:59)
17. Pervert (1:42)
18. Sour Grapes (4:42)
19. Kids (0:43)
20. Iceman (fades out) (3:01)
21. segue (0:54)
22. Get the Time (3:08)
23. Global Probing (1:03)
24. I'm Not A Loser (1:31)
25. segue (1:48)
26. Cameage (2:57)
27. Kabuki Girl (1:08)
28. Pep Talk (3:16)
 

Monday, May 16, 2022

The Dickies- Live In Winnipeg 1982


 
I've always wondered why there wasn't more live albums or unofficial live recordings from my hometown of Winnipeg? It's not like this is a international hot-bed of a music scene, but I'm always hoping there is a live recording of the show I attended because it's an unique souvenir and a cool document of an enjoyable (most of the time) concert experience. Since the mid-90's, with the exception of a few shows, I've attempted to record the shows I attended, most successful, others not-so-good, but I'm always glad I did so I could relive the show, especially with the bands I love. Since I've been taping, I haven't seen many other recordings of the same shows I have taped, so my recordings might be the only audio evidence of the show and I've only seen a few other recordings from a handful of tapers from the city. There are some recordings out there from before I taped and there were a lot of great concerts I wished I had a recording of, so I'm always on the lookout for shows I did attend. Anyways, in an ideal world I'd like to have recordings of all the concerts I've seen and shows I wish I saw.

A live recording of a Dickies show caught my attention because it was recorded in Winnipeg at Wellingtons, a club where I've seen many great punk shows. It's a small venue in the scuzzy basement of the St. Charles Hotel in the exchange district in downtown Winnipeg. This was recorded off the soundboard, so the sound quality is excellent and the setlist is a mix of originals and covers that appeared on their earlier albums. The Dickies would have been a fun band to see live with some entertaining banter from Leonard, singer from the band, but when this was recorded I was still too young to go bars (and I wasn't into punk yet), so I'm very happy someone recorded this! There is some discrepancy about the date of the concert. On this UK version (released in 2021), the hype sticker says, "live at the Wellingtons, Winnipeg 1982, an earlier German version from 1992 of the same recording says it was recorded December 15th, 1986. According to setlist.fm, it lists the same show/venue (same songs anyways) on 2 different dates (December 15, 1983 & 1986), but according to (the late great local music blog!) Music Ruined My Life, he has it "on authority" from people that actually got into the bar that this is the 1982 show- the only time in the eighties the Dickies played here. So there you have it...Live in Winnipeg 1982!
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THE DICKIES
Live In Winnipeg 1982 (2021)

01. Nights In White Satin
02. You Drive Me Ape
03. Pretty Please Me
04. The Sound Of Silence
05. Poodle Party
06. Solitary Confinement
07. (I'm Stuck In A Pagoda With) Tricia Toyota
08. If Stuart Could Talk
09. Fan Mail
10. She's A Hunchback
11. Curb Job
12. Manny, Moe & Jack
13. Gigantor
14. Paranoid
15. Eve Of Destruction
16. Banana Splits (The Tra La La Song)
17. Soundcheck: Banana Splits (No Vocals)
18. Soundcheck Without Leonard (Gigantor, Tricia Toyota)

Recorded live in 1982 (or December 15th, 1986 or 1983?) at Wellingtons, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The band are:
Leonard Graves Phillips - Vocals
Stan Lee- Guitar
Scott Sindon- Keyboards/Guitar
Lorenzo Buhne - Bass
Nicky Beat- Drums 


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Replacements- Live at the Longhorn 1980


 
This past Record Store Day, I only made one purchase, The Replacements, Unsuitable Airplay: The Lost KFAI Concert which I was lucky to pickup at my local bookstore/vinyl record retailer. I know the recording was included with the Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash deluxe CD box set a year or so ago, but I haven't gotten around to buying that yet and it's cool to have this live show on vinyl. The sound is incredible and it's a treat for Mats fans to hear the band's early shows (circa, Sorry Ma...) when they were relatively tight and less drunk. It got me thinking about some other early Replacements shows I had on cassette and through Dime, some suffer from some tape hiss and noise, but most sound pretty good and are worth exploring again.
 

I found one of their earliest known live recordings (on Dime recently) and it's an amazingly good sounding recording, possibly soundboard and supposedly, this show was about 2 months after Paul Westerberg handed future manager Peter Jesperson a four-song demo. The band opened for The Dads at The Longhorn which included three songs that would wind up on the debut album. The rest of the set was covers that really showed off who their influences were (The Kinks, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers) and though it's a short set, they played with confidence and showed they were ready for bigger and better things. This has been available on the Color Me Impressed: The Replacements Live Archive, but the version I have here is uncompressed and the setlist seems to have a few more songs (is that right?). Anyways, this is essential for Mats fans!
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The Replacements
Jay's Longhorn
Minneapolis, MN
July 17, 1980
 
 Lineage: Soundboard Master > unknown gen tape > Tascam 202MKVII > USB > CDWAV > Audacity (levels, fades) > CDWAVE (SPLITS) > FLAC [loughney xfer]

Show notes:
Earliest known Replacements show. Sounds like a soundboard, but with a mic that pics up the crowd on the left channel.

Transfer notes:
Lots of hiss. Tape cut at the end of So Long.

1 intro
2 I Wanna Be Loved [Johnny Thunders]
3 More Cigarettes
4 Hey Little Girl
5 Careless
6 So Long [999]
7 Get off the Phone
8 Get on the Stick
9 I Hate Music
10 All Day and All of the Night [The Kinks]
11 All By Myself [Johnny Thunders] (stops, then repeats...?)
 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Muffs- Live At Rhino Pop Up Store, Los Angeles 2011

It's been about two and half years since Kim Shattuck of the Muffs passed away after a battle with ALS and I was thinking of her last week while listening to some Muffs. I always thought their first two albums were their best, but in reality all their releases are worth a listen and for the completest, their comp, Hamburger is an excellent overview of the first phase of their career (up until 2000 or so). I miss her patented scream and energetic stage presence, as they were a great live band and I regret never seeing the Muffs live, but at least through YouTube and live recordings you can still experience hearing and watching them perform. 

To continue the theme of record store shows, the Muffs played at a Rhino Pop Up Store in L.A. a bit over ten years ago and it's a good example how good a band can sound at an in-store performance. I just remembered I had this show and had to do some digging to find it and it was one of those burned discs I only wrote minimal information for. At least, I have the date and the venue info, but unfortunately I don't have the setlist of songs. I know some of the songs, but I don't have the energy to complete the list. If anyone can help out and identify the song titles, that would be greatly appreciated! (edit: we now have a setlist!) The sound quality is crisp, clear and sounds amazing. Celebrate Record Store Day with the late, great Muffs!
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MUFFS
Rhino Pop Up Store
Los Angeles, CA
May 30, 2011

01. Paint By Numbers (sound check) 
02. introduction 
03. Happening / On and On 
04. A Little Luxury 
05. Lucky Guy 
06. Something Inside 
07. Honeymoon 
08. Where Did I Go Wrong 
09. Outer Space 
10. Weird Boy Next Door 
11. From Your Girl 
12. Every Single Thing 
13. Sad Tomorrow 
14. Red Eyed Troll 
15. Red Eyed Troll reprise

Thank you, JohnnyHank for the setlist!


Friday, April 22, 2022

Grant Hart, Bob Mould, Dave Pirner- Live At Garage D'or Records 1985

 

Saturday, April 23rd is Record Store Day 2022. In addition, there will be a RSD drop date on June 18th for releases that couldn't make it into to stores in April. I expect things will be close to normal with events, sales and maybe live performance in the the actual store. Personally, there aren't a lot of releases that I need to rush out and buy and in some ways the RSD releases are over-rated. Items are over-priced and they create a false demand with small limited runs and exclusive releases. A few titles interest me, but a majority of the records are re-issues and items previously not available on vinyl. I love the idea of Record Store Day to bring awareness that record stores are still in operation and need you support to stay open, especially after the pandemic. It's also a great excuse to get out of the house (or apartment etc.) to do some record browsing, which is definitely my favourite habit! I might peruse a store or two on Saturday to help support my local stores...you should too! 😉 (Record Store Day Canada)

One of the things that Record Store Days has brought back is live performances. I remember a time when record stores would have more live in-store shows. It may have been a band on tour and the day of the show would play the local record store to promote their latest release and to remind people they have a concert that night. Sometimes the band will cram into a small store with full gear, while other times an acoustic unplugged show is more appropriate. Some larger stores (Tower Records Amoeba), have a mini-concerts with big names as draws while customers continue to browse the stacks. In honor of RSD, I have a cool in-store show from Garage D'or Records in Minneapolis, featuring a trio of local rock heroes from two legendary Twin Cities bands. Grant Hart and Bob Mould from Husker Du and David Pirner from Soul Asylum did a rare acoustic set inside the store. At this time, Husker Du had released, Flip Your Wig a couple months earlier and Soul Asylum's second album, Made To Be Broken would be released the next month. By coincidence, Bob produced Made To Be Broken, so he and Dave have been working together around this time. Interesting setlist with some covers, a couple of Husker Du songs, a Soul Asylum song and Grant Hart performing 2541, a song that would see light years later after Husker Du broke up on his first solo EP in 1988 and re-recorded for his debut album, Intolerance in 1989. Really wish I could have been there!
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GRANT HART, BOB MOULD, DAVE PIRNER
Garage D'Or Records 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
December 21, 1985
 
From The Teddy Ballgames Archive
acoustic in-store performance


1. There You Go (Johnny Cash)
2. Home Of The Blues (Johnny Cash)
3. 2541
4. Flexible Flyer
5. Too Far Down
6. Never Really Been
7. Puff the Magic Dragon
8. Rain (The Beatles)

Show featuring:
Grant Hart (tracks 1-4) guitar, vocals
Bob Mould (5,7,8)  guitar, vocals
Dave Pirner (6,7,8) guitar, vocals

 
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Saturday, April 09, 2022

Golden Smog- Live At The First Avenue, April 3, 2022: Night 2




It was another amazing night of music in Minneapolis, as Golden Smog played the second night of their two-night run at the First Avenue. A set similar to the previous night, the band settled in quickly and seemed to be more relaxed and comfortable with their familiar surroundings. Once again, I was content with viewing the concert via: livestream with perfect sound and a clear view of the performers. I can appreciate the technology because now there is a much larger audience viewing this show from pretty much anywhere with the ability to watch the show on replay which would benefit viewers in other time zones that might not be able to watch it live. It was a wonderful concert and if you were lucky enough to view both nights, you were treated to a number of different songs from the night before. Let's cross our fingers it doesn't take another 15 years for the band with Jeff Tweedy to get together. I'm sure fans would love a new Golden Smog album and how about a tour of other cities so more fans can enjoy them in person.

Highlights:
  • It's always a bonus when bands play some different songs on the second night and with three albums and an EP to their credit, they have no shortage of good material to play live. The first 6/7 songs in the set were the same (in the same order), as they switched in Making Waves in place of Yesterday Cried from Saturday's setlist. Different songs played on Sunday night: All the Same To Me, Easy To Be Hard (from the On Golden Smog EP), Frying Pan Eyes, Strangers (Kinks cover), Scotch On Ice, She Don't Have To See You).
  • The chemistry between Jeff Tweedy and Gary Louris was in evidence again, especially during the acoustic songs they played together. Their guitar interplay was incredible! I knew Gary was an amazing guitar player, but Jeff proved he has some crazy chops as well, his guitar playing is so underrated. The overall musical talent displayed on stage by everyone in the band is a privilege to witness.

  • It was also a bonus to have Jessy Greene perform live with the band. She played on Weird Tales and toured with the band previously. Her connection with the band goes beyond Golden Smog as she was a member of the Jayhawks and has played with Wilco and Soul Asylum. In fact, when I saw Wilco, in Minneapolis in 2001, Jessy made an appearance with the band for Jesus Etc. and her band, VioVoom opened.
  • Before the encore, drummer, Jody Stephens took the mic to say, how incredible it was so spend time with the guys and "It's more thrilling to see you, thank you so much and incredibly thrilling to see these guys too". Listen for yourself towards the end of track 21.
  • Sammy Tweedy once again came out to sing lead on Helpless.  He's a very fine singer and I'd be interested to hear more. He remained on stage for Until You Came Along, singing backup.

  • Jeff and Gary hugging at the end of the first encore set! Touching moment, indeed. 

  • Unfortunately, the second encore was cut from the live-stream, so it's not included in this recording. Apparently, everyone thought the show was over, including Nugs.net. To make up for it, here's a video somebody posted to YouTube of Revolution Blues, from the second encore.
Enjoy!! 


 
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GOLDEN SMOG
First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
April 3, 2022

SBD> livestream
Night 2

01. Looking Forward To Seeing You
02. Lost Love
03. To Call My Own
04. V
05. Making Waves
06. Glad & Sorry
07. Red-Headed Stepchild
08. All The Same to Me
09. Easy To Be Hard
10. Frying Pan Eyes
11. Listen Joe
12. Long Time Ago
13. Pecan Pie
14. You Make It Easy
15. Ill Fated
16. Strangers
17. Scotch On Ice
18. She Don't Have To See You
19. Won't Be Coming Home
20. I Can't Keep From Talking
21. If I Only Had A Car

Encore
22. Please Tell My Brother
23. Radio King
24. Helpless
25. Until You Came Along

Jeff & Gary (acoustic) tracks- 11, 12, 22, 23
Sammy Tweedy (lead vocals) track- 24, (backing vocals)- track 25


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Thursday, April 07, 2022

Golden Smog- Live At The First Avenue, April 2, 2022: Night 1



When Golden Smog opened their two-night stand at the First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis with Looking Forward To Seeing You, you knew the feeling was mutual for fans that have been waiting a long time to see the band. The band was to perform two years ago for the First Avenue's 50th birthday celebrations, but...you know what happened. The pandemic prevented plenty of live concerts from taking place and the First Avenue was no exception, but the hope was that Golden Smog would eventually comeback to  perform. I remember a few months ago, when this show was announced, I desperately wanted to travel stateside, but common sense told me it wasn't a good idea. The restrictions of travel to the US had loosened, but for how long I wasn't sure. I didn't want to risk buying a ticket with the possibility I couldn't travel to Minnesota (or the concert was cancelled), so I hoped for the best. I didn't have a chance anyways because the demand for tickets was high and it sold out quickly with a show added the next day. As luck would have it, Nugs.net would live stream the concert so I could watch the show in the comfort of my living room. You could purchase tickets for one or both shows, I opted to watch both shows because I didn't want to miss anything. I couldn't decide which night would be better, the first night would be the first reunion of the group in years and that would be cool to see or the second night could have different songs, a longer set or maybe a special guest. Well, it turned out the set structure was similar both nights with a couple different songs switched out, the second night had one more song and there were no special guests besides Jeff Tweedy's son, both nights (more on that later).


Highlights

  • This was Jeff Tweedy's first show with the band in 15 years. You don't realize how many great songs Jeff contributed to the Smog, but his contribution is sorely missed from the set when he doesn't perform with them. He was relaxed and in great spirits both nights and it looked like he thoroughly enjoyed the experience. When he mentioned numerous times he was happy to see them and he missed these guys, I truly think he did, which hopefully translates to more possible appearances with Golden Smog. He's a busy man with numerous projects and arguably has been the most successful outside of the Smog, but he was gracious and really funny.

  • The line-up was "Weird Tales"-era with Jody Stephens on drums, Tweedy and the addition of Jessy Greene on violin and backing vocals. Nice to see Dan Murphy since he's not with Soul Asylum any longer (I can't listen to Soul Asylum since he left) and he sounds good. I always thought Kraig Johnson's best work is in Golden Smog and Jayhawk-ers, Gary Louris and Marc Perlman are the heart and soul of the group.
  • Gary and Jeff did a couple mini acoustic duets together and they sounded wonderful together. Their harmonies and guitar interplay was beautiful and I'm wondering about the possibility of a collaboration together on record or shows. They're interaction throughout the shows was definitely a highlight.


  • They played some familiar live covers (Signed D.C., Glad & Sorry, Love and Mercy, Starman) and during the encore, Jeff Tweedy's son, Sammy Tweedy did lead vocals on the Neil Young classic, Helpless. The youngest Tweedy son did a very commendable job in a special moment that must have made dad proud. Definite WOW moment!
  • They closed the show with "Until You Came Along", which I consider their best song. A warm comfy, feel-good moment that ended as triumphantly as it started. Welcome back!
The recording is audio-only and the sound quality is amazing! I don't know if anyone recorded the show from the crowd, but it would be interesting to compare, as sometimes on the floor it captures the ambiance differently. There are a couple of glitches (towards the end of the first song and especially the last song), that appear on the replay of the video, so it is what it is. A thoroughly enjoyable concert that I still wish I was there to witness live, but this will do just fine!
Enjoy!
 
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The Current has a real review of the show!

 


GOLDEN SMOG
First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
April 2, 2022

SBD> livestream
Night 1

01. Looking Forward To Seeing You
02. Lost Love
03. To Call My Own
04. V
05. Yesterday Cried
06. Glad & Sorry
07. Red-Headed Stepchild
08. Starman
09. Walk Where He Walked
10. He's A Dick
11. Pecan Pie
12. Ill Fated
13. Long Time Ago
14. Signed D.C.
15. I Can't Keep From Talking
16. Won't Be Coming Home
17. You Make It Easy
18. Love And Mercy
19. If I Only Had A Car
20. Corvette

Encore
21. Radio King
22. Listen Joe
23. Helpless
24. Until You Came Along

Jeff & Gary (acoustic)- tracks 13, 21, 22
Sammy Tweedy (lead vocals)- track 23

GOLDEN SMOG- 2022-04-02 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN FLAC. rar

 
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Sunday, April 03, 2022

Talking Heads- Live At Max's, NYC 1976


 
One of the few pleasures from the last couple troubling years is that I've gotten back to the routine of going to the local library and checking out some books. I'm such a slow reader and I take out more than I can read, so I end up renewing them several times before returning them. One of my most recent returns I couldn't renew because there was a hold request so I only got halfway through it (I will eventually put in a hold request). Most of the books are usually art (instruction), graphic novels and music related. The book in question is David Byrne's, How Music Works, where Byrne analysis many aspects of music from it's influences to recording technology and part biography. A very smart intelligent book every musician and music fan should read and I appreciate it is in plain easy to understand language. He also talks about the early days of the Talking Heads and as you know, I'm fascinated by musician's biographies from their point of view. I'm looking forward to finishing the book (I didn't want to just skim ahead), but in the meantime I've been listening to some Talking Heads live recordings to keep the mood alive (I was listening to TH records while I was reading the book).
 

Reading this book has inspired me to actually write a post (sorry, for the slow 2022, so far) and appropriately some early Talking Heads. The band formed and started playing shows in 1975, so the show we have here is still relatively early, in October of 1976, when the band was still only a three-piece with David Byrne, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz (Jerry Harrison wouldn't fully join the band until 1977, he was still in the Modern Lovers, Jonathan Richman's band). The Talking Heads played most of their shows during their first year at CBGB's as a residency, playing consecutive shoes in a week, then expanded to other venues in the New York City area. Max's Kansas City was another club the band played frequently, as both clubs nurtured many critical bands from the era (Blondie, The Ramones, Heartbreakers, Patti Smith Group, Television etc.) providing these bands with a venue to hone their craft. This recording at Max's sounds really good for an audience recording and for the time period and it's a pretty accurate documentation of the Talking Heads early in the career before their debut album was released.
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TALKING HEADS
MAX'S KANSAS CITY, 
New York City, USA
OCTOBER 9, 1976

AUDIENCE RECORDING BY SKOTF
SKOTF ARCHIVE VOL. 33 (redux)

AUD>MASTER CASSETTE>STAND ALONE BURNER>WAV>AUDACITY (for tracking only)>FLAC

BAND: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz

SETLIST:
01. artists only
02. 1-2-3 red light (1910 Fruitgum Co.)
03. happy day
04. don't worry about the government
05. psycho killer
06. love>building on fire
07. thank you for sending me an angel
08. with our love
09. pablo picasso
10. I'm not in love

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The Lemonheads- Perform "It's A Shame About Ray" Live At SXSW 2022

I haven't had much live music on my radar so far in 2022. I have no plans so far to see any concerts even as shows are slowing being announced. I did take notice that down in Austin, TX , SXSW is back, a festival I once dreamed of attending and who knows, maybe I still have a chance in the future. For now, I can watch clips on YouTube and hopefully more live shows will eventually be available on Dime. One band that caught my attention was the Lemonheads who were to perform their 1992 album, It's A Shame About Ray, in it's entirety. The album celebrates it's 30th anniversary this year and earlier this month, the 30th anniversary edition reissue became available. The new edition features demos from 9 of the 12 songs on the record, as well as b-sides, acoustic versions, covers and a track from a 1992 KCRW performance. It's A Shame About Ray remains the quintessential Lemonheads record and when I first heard it when it came out it blew me away. Every track on the album is great and the only complaint I had at the time was that it was too short (just over 29 minutes). 

Even though the Lemonheads (or Evan solo) play a lot of songs from It's A Shame during live shows, hearing the songs in their playing order from the record is something special. I've been to few "album shows" now and there is some added magic to those performances, just a little something different I suppose. The Lemonheads appearance at SXSW was a highly anticipated show headlining the SPIN showcase night at the festival and introduced themselves to many fans that weren't even born when the original album was released. I found this audio recording of the set on Dime and the taper/uploader gives their commentary and experience at SXSW in the text file (including in the file). I always appreciate when the taper (the person that records the show) gives their account of the show, it gives the recording more context and added depth, at least to me. The sound quality is really good and it sounded like an amazing show. God, I miss attending concerts! Enjoy!

Please respect the original posters wishes about the recording. "Do whatever you want with this recording except sell it, or else the karma police will get you"...well said!

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THE LEMONHEADS
(performing the album "It's A Shame About Ray" and more...)
Stubb's BBQ
SXSW 2022
Austin, TX
March 17, 2022

SOURCE:
SP-CMC-8 (w/Mods) > Sony PCM-M10 > Sandisk Mini-SD Card (32gb - Class 10)

TRANSFER:
.WAV (24 Bit) > Adobe Audition 2022 CC (normalize/amplify/tracking/downsampling/dithering) > .WAV (16 Bit) > Trader's Little Helper > FLAC (Level 8)


SETLIST:

01. Intro
02. Rockin Stroll
03. Confetti
04. It's A Shame About Ray
05. Rudderless
06. My Drug Buddy
07. The Turnpike Down
08. Bit Part
09. Alison's Starting to Happen
10. (interlude/tuning)
11. Hannah & Gabi
12. Kitchen
13. Ceiling Fan In My Spoon
14. Frank Mills
15. Break Me
16. Hospital
17. The Great Big No
18. If I Could Talk I'd Tell You
19. Different Drum
20. Stove
21. Down About It

The Lemonheads- 2022-03-17, Stubb's BBQ, SXSW, Austin, TX FLAC. rar

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die...The First 100

 

Welcome to 2022!

Sorry it's been a while since I last posted. I've been busy with some other projects, I've starting updating my other blog (River City Blackhawk- I'm a crazed hockey fan (Blackhawks) by the way) and I'm trying to carve out a career in art, which of course means I can't afford to buy anything anymore besides art supplies. 


 

 One thing that's been occupying my time every day, is the "1001 albums you must hear before you die" generator. Based on the book of the same name, every day you are randomly given a different album (in that 1001 list) to listen to, then rate and review. There are records in different genres and styles, but they are all considered important or essential listens for whatever reason. Of course, you get a lot of familiar music you've heard already (and maybe even own on vinyl), but also a ton of music I've never heard of before, as well as records I would never listen to voluntarily. This is good and bad, it's a good excuse to listen to music you've been meaning to hear, but there is lots of cringe-worthy material that was a challenge to listen to in it's entirety. The challenge is to put yourself out of your comfort zone and explore and try to understand other genres without feeling guilty or judged. I've discovered lots of great stuff that I'll definitely seek out more and it also confirms my dislike for rap, hip-hop and hair metal and electropop from the 80's. Anyone that's a fan of music should try this challenge, it's fun and forces you to be open and accepting of all music and you don't even have to like it.

I just completed my 100th album today, the first Van Halen album from 1978, and it's been an interesting ride so far. If you miss a day, you can make it up later as the albums will stockpile and await your review, but you can also skip that day's selection as well. To celebrate #100, attached is a link (my 100 albums) to my summary which includes all 100 reviews and ratings so far. Most of my 5 star ratings are familiar classics, but it's surprising how much really, really good music there is that I hadn't heard.

If you want to participate in the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die challenge, set up your own page  (1001albumsgenerator.com) and immediately you can start listening to and reviewing the music. Generally, there will be a link to listen to the album selection and anyone that uses a music streaming site (I use the premium YouTube Music) should be able to access any of these records. If not, I suggest going to the regular YouTube and stream it there. 

I guarantee this will be the best thing you did all day! Let me know how it goes. Enjoy!!

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