Friday, November 25, 2011

Iron Butterfly - Galaxy Club 1967 (FLAC)

Galaxy Club, Los Angeles, CA

Lineage: traded CDR > Steinberg > Carbon-Hi-Space CDR > Flac > you

"A fantastic recording, hard and very, very psychedelic, sometimes strange."

This is an interesting tape. The original info said it's an audience tape, but I'd swear it is a soundboard. The stereo separation seems to great to not be a soundboard. How else could you have the drums in one channel and everything else in the other channel with only a little bleed through. It is a tad muffled, but otherwise the sound quality is great.

If all you know of Iron Butterfly is "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", this 1967 show may be a shock. Recorded before their 1968 debut album, "Heavy", only four of these songs would be recorded in the studio. To once again quote the original info file that came with this recording, "very psychedelic, sometimes strange".

Doug Ingle (vocals, organ)
Ron Bushy (drums)
Jerry Penrod (bass)
Danny Weis (guitar)
Darryl DeLoach (tambourine)

1. Real Fright
2. Possession *
3. Filled With Fear
4. Fields Of Sun *
5. It's Up To You
6. Gloomy Day To Remember
7. Time To Ignore Evil Temptation
8. Have You Heard?
9. General As It May Seem *
10. Lonely Boy
11. Iron Butterfly Theme *
12. You Can't Win

* Included on the debut album

Soundquality: A/A-
Time: 53:53
Medium: CDR
Covers: on board (PNG Lossless)

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Kevin Ayers (1992-2 Pack) (FLAC)

Kevin Ayers (1992-2 Pack)

Kevin Ayers
Greater London Radio GLR
30 April 1992

Ollie Halsall: g

(probably Ollie Halsall's last session ever!)

1 Interview with Kevin Ayers
2 I Don't Depend On You (Studio Session)
3 Interview (introducing "Feeling This Way" from the CD, which is removed!)
4 Interview
5 May I (Studio Sesion)

cassette from trades/1st generation from master
---> wav (with Terratec phono pre amp studio)
---> flac
quality A--


2 JUNE 1992

1 Feeling This Way
2 When Your Parents Go To Sleep
3 Super Salesman
4 Shouting In A Bucket Blues
5 Everybody's Sometime And Some People's All The Time Blues
6 Something In Between
7 I Don't Depend On You
8 Lady Rachel
9 Intrducing M16
10 M16
11 Ghost Train
12 There Goes Johnny
13 May I?
14 Why Are We Sleeping
15 Thank You Very Much
16 encore calls
17 Blaming It All On Love
18 encore calls
19 Two Goes Into Four
20 End applause

cassette from trades/unknown generation
---> wav (with Terratec phono pre amp studio)
---> flac
quality B++

Don't sell! Don't encode to mp3!!!


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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Alice Cooper - St. Louis 12-17-71 (FLAC)

Alice Cooper
St. Louis Arena
December 17, 1971

Lineage: Soundboard > CD-R > EAC > FLAC

Good Soundboard recording (somewhat dry) from 1971 in support
of the "Killer" album.

Artwork Included

Track Listing:

01. Intro / Be My Lover
02. You Drive Me Nervous
03. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
04. Eighteen
05. Halo of Flies
06. Is It My Body / My Very Own
07. Dead Babies
08. Killer
09. Long Way To Go (cut)

Band Members:
Michael Bruce - Guitar
Glen Buxton - Guitar
Alice Cooper - Vocals
Dennis Dunaway - Bass
Neal Smith - Drums

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pink Floyd-1967-09-10 (Stockholm) (FLAC)


gyllene circelen
(replay on may 7th, 2011)

SOURCE: sonic studio dsm 6 (w/ pre-amp & bass roll off) > tascam tascam dr-07 (44khz/24bit)
TRANSFER: adobe audition 3.0 > > flac level 8
LOCATION: next to the soundboard, approx. 6 meters off the speakers, center
TOTAL: 43:02

02 mathilda mother
03 pow r toc h
04 scream thy last scream
05 set the controls for the heart of the sun
06 see emily play
07 interstellar overdrive

- there's a 44 khz /24 bit version up on yeeshkul
- some general information about how this "replay" came to be
- more detailed info here:
- lotsa pros and cons about what to do with this recording:
- very nice pix here:
- 1st and biggest thank you to mr. lind who originally and perfectly recorded the show
- thanx to peooohh for getting me tix, a place to stay, swedish beer etc etc
- thank to creamcheese for "treating" (only very, very little normalising and editing was done with extreme caution)
- "last time i took drugs, i tried to eat an airport"

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Frank Zappa-1970-08-21-Santa Monica (FLAC)

AUGUST 21, 1970

A First Generation Tape Restoration and Transfer
Some distortion in the loudest sections
Classic TMoQ mono audience recording

(the tickets were in the box, sorry there were no scanners back then)

Sennheiser 805 shotgun microphone > Uher 4000 1/2 Track 1/4" x 5" R2R @ 7 1/2 ips > REVOX B77 w/ Dolby > SONY DTC 690 @ 16/32
SONY DTC-690 > AUDIGY 4 (via Toslink) > AUDACITY (conversion to 16/44.1 and extensive editing) >
CD Wav > Flac (Level 8)

1. Introduction
2. Agon >
3. Call Any Vegetable
4. A Pound For A Brown On The Bus >
5. Sharlena (tape flip)
6. The Air >
7. Dog Breath (in the Year of the Plague) >
8. Mother People >
9. You Didn't Try to Call Me >
10.King Kong > (tape flip)

1. Frank discusses the concept of 200 Motels
2. Road Ladies
3. Introduction >
4. What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening >
5. Go to the Club or the Bar (exact title unknown)
6. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are? >
7. Bwana Dik Deluxe >
8. Latex Solar Beef >
9. Daddy Daddy Daddy > (repaired volume dip in middle of song)
10.Do You Like My New Car? > (tape flip)
11.Happy Together >
12.What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning?
13.Would You Go All The Way
14.Rudy Wants to Buy Yez a Drink (featuring Mark Volman on guitar)
15.tune up and chat
16.Wino Man >
17.Concentration Moon >
18.Mom and Dad (tape flip)

Frank Zappa-guitar & vocals
Hoawrd Kaylan-vocals
Mark Volman-vocals & guitar
Ian Underwood-sax, keyboards & clarinet
Don Preston-Mini-Moog
Jim Pons-bass
Aynsley Dunbar-drums

This is another Trade Mark of Quality (TMOQ) classic early 70's recording.
I originally copied the master reels from a Tandberg to my Revox B77 in 1986.
From the Revox copy I transferred to a DAT in the 1990's and the first generation reels were tossed out.
A bad move but the tape had so many dropouts it seemed worthless and I never though that I would have the only first generation copy around.
Didn't even think it was worthy of recording at the SP speed and recorded it at LP so the sample rate is only 32 KHz and the high-end rolls off after 16KHz.
The first task was to review and fix the original splices of the tape flips, which occur about every 22 minutes (5'' tape at 7 1/2 ips).
The bigger technical challenge was cleaning up the dropouts from the master tapes, my reel copy and the DAT copy.
A lot of time was spent removing and smoothing out the hundreds (more likely over a thousand) of the micro-gaps and volume fluctuations found on this tape.
The worst sections were during the first few minutes of each disc (beginning of each master tape reel) and again from Concentration Moon to the end (the third reel).
I originally made this without any sound filters and the bass was so heavy it was hard to listen to.
An equalization of -7dB below 400 Hz was applied to remove the muddy booming (and it is still a bit bass heavy).
Next the louder passages are distorted so to reduce the harshness the max volume was reduced using a light compression.
The overall amplitude was then raised by 4dB.
These changes improved the spectral balance but increased the background hiss levels.
So finally a light (15%) inverting noise filter was applied to reduce this hiss a little.
Care was taken not to apply this to the low frequencies thus avoiding that metallic sound.

Tracks cut with CD Wave
Flac conversion (Level 8) with fingerprints and checksums performed with Traders Little Helper

As a note.
This copy comes from the actual masters (3 - 5" reel to reel tapes) and is the complete concert (minus tape flip loss).
Relegated to the dark corners of my collection due to the dropout issue this recording is now worthy to be shared.
Still not perfect but it is much easier to listen to than my DAT tape.
Hope you all enjoy this restoration of a precious historical document.
Mike Martin
Flying M Productions


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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Captain Beefheart-Whiskey A Go Go 1980-12-20 (LATE SHOW) (FLAC)


1980-12-20 LATE SHOW

WHISKEY-A-GO-GO, Los Angeles, CA.

01. Apes Ma
02. Hair Pie Bake III ( Bass/Sax )
03. Don on Tape
04. Hair Pie Bake III ( Bass/Sax )
05. Nowaday's A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
06. Hot Head
07. Ashtray Heart
08. Dirty Blue Gene
09. Best Batch Yet
10. Safe As Milk
11. A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond
12. Don and Crowd
13. One Red Rose That I Mean
14. tuning
15. Doctor Dark
16. Bat Chain Puller
17. Sheriff Of Hong Kong
18. tuning - Crowd - Don
19. Suction Prints

total time approx. 67:27

The Band . . . .
Captain Beefheart Don Van Vliet vocals, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, chinese gongs
Eric Drew Feldman bass guitar, synthesizer, mandolin, mellotron, electric piano
Robert Williams drums, percussion
Richard Snyder guitar, slide guitar, bass guitar
Jeff Moris Tepper guitar, slide-guitar

2nd Gen Aud.
Maxell XLII-S Tape > Onkyo Deck > TDK DA-3826 > CD-R > PC > .wav > Audacity 1.3
( for speed correction ) > .wav > Traders Little Helper Flac level 8 > dimeadozen

transfer - mcchocchoc / jbk

This is the Late Show from the second night ( two nights in a row, two shows each night ). The recording is a bit "hot", but the sound is still pretty excellent. I had not listened to this tape for many years because my copy ran very, very fast. I am happy to share this speed corrected version, as this is a great show. The band is raging and Don is also really "on" here. The vocals are awesome. Don is intense in his delivery, getting more into it as the show progresses. The vocal fade out at the end of 'Doctor Dark' here is incredible. The room is silent and Don really kills it ! Following that amazing, fading finish quickly Don starts 'Bat Chain Puller' with a roar. Very cool. The band intros follow Bat Chain Puller.

After 'Sheriff Of Hong Kong' Don wishes everybody a Merry Christmas and even shouts a
"Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho" ! This is another show in which Don is very chatty and quite funny.

Interesting start here, Eric plays the Hair Pie Bass solo all the way through and then he starts it up again as Don joins in on Sax. They finish that and eventually Don plays a tape recording of himself through the mic. After that they play Hair Pie again ( bass and sax only ) !

Last year the Late Show from the first night was shared out here. Let's hope the Early shows do the same.

Aside from the occasional out of tune guitar, this is one of the better performances by the 80/81 band ! A very enjoyable listen. Have fun.

Much thanks to the taper and all of my old trading friends.

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