Saturday, June 25, 2011

Frank Zappa - The New Year's Eve Tape

Frank Zappa - "The New Year's Eve Tape" broadcast 1974-12-31 (aka "The UN concert"(various sources from 1973 mixed by FZ))

Without them, this torrent might have never seen the light of day. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the 1974-12-31 New Year's Eve concert! It's a reel of material passed by Frank Zappa to various radio stations, consisting of 1973 concerts.

This is perhaps the only available source for this material in this form. What's in here is the Zappa New Year's Eve concert broadcast on WLIR-FM in Garden City, New York on December 31, 1974. This was taken off-the-air on a twin push-button Realistic reel-to-reel at 7.5ips as it happened. My friend Steve and I had tried to go from our Long Island homes into Times Square in New York City, but it just didn't happen due to the bad weather. We each bought a bottle of Beaujolais instead, returned to my room, and nearly spit up the wine laughing at this show. Parts of it are still funny enough today to split your sides.

Setlist (run time 53m 07s)

Announcer Introduction
Zappa's Introduction aka "Tango Chat"(Wayne, New Jersey 1973-11-11)
Pygmy Twylyte/Dummy Up (W/Coffee, unknown date/Location)
Be-Bop Tango Excerpt (unknown date/location)
The Story of Dupree's Paradise (NYC, NY 1973-11-22, late show)
Yellow Snow Suite (Sydney, Australia 1973-06-24)
Guitar Event(Lowell, Massachusetts 1973-11-30)
Bebop Tango Contest (Waterloo, Canada 1973-11-18)
Announcer's Closing Remarks

Technical notes: The Realistic deck was notorious for engaging with the buttons not completely depressed. After the commercial break, one side wasn't pushed in properly and the sound became distorted until the problem was noticed and the button was pounded in on the fly. During this portion, the distorted side was deleted and the good side was copied over. So a part of it is in mono.

Lineage: Transfer to wav 2008-10-13 ->Sound Forge ->FLAC via TLH, level 6, sectors aligned and verified, FLAC integrity checked.


A DoinkerTape

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band- Red Creek Inn-Rochester,NY (November 3, 1977) (FLAC)


November 3, 1977

Red Creek Inn, Rochester, New York


01. Crowd - Tuning - Introduction
02. Hair Pie Bake III ( Bass Solo )
03. Suction Prints
04. Low Yo Yo Stuff
05. Don Talks - Band Introductions >
06. > Band Intros Cont'd > Nowaday's A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
07. Electricity
08. A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond
09. China Pig / Hoboism
10. On Tomorrow
11. -Crowd-
12. -Crowd-Tuning-
13. Owed T' Alex ( cut/tape flip )
14. My Human Gets Me Blues
15. Veteran's Day Poppy > Outro
16. Orange Claw Hammer
17. Golden Birdies

Total Time Approx. 63 minutes

The Band . . . . . . .

Captain Beefheart Don Van Vliet vocals, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Eric Drew Feldman bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizer
Robert Williams drums, percussion
Jeff Moris Tepper guitar, slide-guitar
Denny Walley guitar, slide guitar

Also performing on the bill this night were Sunnyland Slim and
DeLyon (magician, mentalist as special guest).

( 2nd or 3rd gen cassette ) Aud Recording. Excellent sound.

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

transfer - mcchocchoc aka JBK Feb. 2011.

Another super show here. One of my favorites. I have two sets of both the Early and Late Shows for this night. According to a notebook I kept back in the mid-90's one set was
2nd gen the other 3rd gen. For whatever reason I did not mark the actual tapes. I compared the tapes and picked what I think is the better sounding version. They ran a bit fast, so I corrected the speed. After many sessions messing around with the recording I am now very
happy with the end result. It sounds great ! A very even mix of all players and Don. The bass sounds very nice here. ( Keeping in mind that I listen to music on stereos most all of the time. Then again, I am listening to this show now on my pc as I type all this and it sounds sweet. ) Easily among the best sounding of the 1977 tapes.

This was the first tour that Robert Williams was playing drums in the band. Denny Walley is still in the band and the version of " China Pig / Hoboism " here is amazing. Among the best live performances I have heard. The way Don throws his voice all around is just crazy. This is another show in which Don is in what seems to be a very good mood. Relaxed. Also very chatty. The banter throughout is really great and often funny. When an audience member asks where is ( what happened ) to Drumbo, Don offers up an interesting answer. Don also really enjoyed the chocolate pie at this club. Hahaha. Nice.

" On Tomorrow " get cut a bit short due to an electrical malfunction.
The ending of "Owed T' Alex" is cut short due to a tape flip.


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Friday, June 10, 2011

Pink Floyd - Pompeii (HRV CDR 010 RevB)

Pompeii (HRV CDR 010) RevB

Research and Remastering by MOB
Quality Control by EdP
Artwork by RonToon
Produced by Harvested Records

1. Intro
2. Echoes part I
3. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
4. A Saucerful Of Secrets
5. One Of These Days
6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
7. Mademoiselle Nobs
8. Echoes part II

This is the original audio from the film, NOT the audio
from the official DVD (audio track on "Director's Cut" DVD
has additional reverb and effects).
The present soundtrack is faithful to the original film.

Enjoy !

MOB (April 2011)
Harvested Records

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Comicoperando-Playing the Music of Robert Wyatt (May 18, 2011) (FLAC)

(Playing the Music of Robert Wyatt)
Rote Fabrik
18 May 2011

Karen Mantler (voc, p, hammond b3, harmonica)
Dagmar Krause (voc)
Annie Whitehead (tb, voc)
Michel Delville (g, voc)
John Edwards (b)
Chris Cutler (dr)

101 Introduction
102 September The Ninth (Shleep) - vocals Krause
103 Little Red Robin Hood (Rock Bottom) - vocals Krause
104 Gloria Gloom (Matching Mole's Little Red Record) - vocals Krause
105 Life Is Sheep (Cuckooland) - vocals Mantler
106 Little Red Riding Hood (Rock Bottom) - vocals Krause & Mantler
107 Memories (Soft Machine) - vocals Krause
108 Dagmar Krause speaking
109 The United States Of Amnesia (Old Rottenhat) - vocals Mantler
110 Alliance (Old Rottenhat) - vocals Mantler
111 The British Road (Old Rottenhat) - vocals Mantler
112 Just As You Are (Comicopera) - vocals Krause & Delville
113 Sea Song (Rock Bottom) - vocals Krause
114 Beware (Cuckooland) - vocals Mantler & Krause
115 Alifib (Rock Bottom) - vocals Krause
116 Out of the Blue (Comicopera) - vocals Krause
117 encore clapping
201 Band presentation by Michel Delville
202 Soup Song (Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard) - vocals Krause & Mantler
203 encore clapping
204 Outroduction by Annie Whitehead

Total time: 83:44
It fits on 1 CD without tracks 101 / 117 / 203

recorded ny nadir_53

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mike Oldfield and Friends-BBC (June 25, 1973) (FLAC)

Mike Oldfield and Friends
Live from the Queen Elizabeth Concert Hall
London England
June 25, 1973

1. Show Introduction
2. Tubular Bells Part One
3. BBC Announcer
4. Tubular Bells Part Two
5. The Sailor's Hornpipe
6. BBC Announcer
Running Time: 56 minutes 31 seconds


Master of Cerimonies - Vivian Stanshall

Tubular Bells Part One:
Mike Oldfield - Lowery Organ, Bass, acoustic and electric Guitarand mandolin
David Bedford - Grand Piano, Accordian, Organ, Choir Master, String Arrangement
John Greaves - Farfisa Organ, Electric Piano, Tin Whistle
Fred Frith - Electric and Bass Guitars
Tim Hodginson - Organ, Electric Piano,Fender Rhodes
Mick Taylor - Electric Guitar
Steve Hillage - Electric Guitar
Pierre Morlen - Glockenspiel, Timpani, Tubular Bells, Gongs, Cymbals, Tam Tam
Steve Broughton - Drums
Geoff Leigh - Flute
John Field - Flute
Terry Oldfield - Flute
Tom Newman - Nasal Chorus
Girly Chorus (12 total Including; Sally Oldfield and Mundy Ellis)

Tubular Bells Part two and the Sailor's Hornpipe:
Ted Speight - Electric Guitar
Kevin Ayers - Bass
Vulpy - Viola
Nick Haley - Violin
Ashley Mason - Viola
Simon Ingram Hill - Cello and Organ
Janet Townley - Violin

Recorded from a 1/2 track, 7 ½ ips 10” pre FM reel to reel > Akaii GXC-570 D2 Cassette (w/ Dolby B).
It is extreamly low levels for the majority of the show but gets real loud in places.
From these low recording levels some hiss and rumble crept in.

Transfer of 1st generation cassette:
Nakamichi CR-3A w/ Dolby > Audigy 4 Pro @ 24/44.1 > minor editing with Nero >
converted to 16 bits w/ Audacity > Tracked w/ CD Wav > Flac (Level 8)

No noise reduction (other than Dolby B) or equilization.
The back cover art has the wrong track times for my recording but looked nice so I used it anyhow.
Courtesy of the artwork archives at BIG-O Magazine .
Mike Martin 9/2010

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