Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Meteors @ Benders Tavern, Denver CO 2006-08-09

A little blast from the past back when The Meteors came to Denver as part of their very small US tour in 2006.  We were one of around 5 dates total.  So this was a treat.  The Meteors just never came over to the US very much. 

It's been awhile but I recall that it wasn't a large turnout but it was a very enthusiastic crowd.

Miss seeing shows at Benders it was always a fun time.  The vocals are a bit low on this but I think overall it sounds really nice.  Enjoy.

The Meteors

Benders Tavern
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (63:57.62)

01 - warm up -
02 Hell Aint Hot Enough
03 Maniac
04 Fire Fire
05 Li'l Red Riding Hood
06 Maniac Rockers from Hell
07 I Hate People (Anti-Nowhere League)
08 When Darkness Falls
09 Bertha Lou
10 Wolfjob
11 I Don't Worry About It
12 Chainsaw Boogie
13 Domino (Roy Orbison)
14 ? Give Back My Heart ?
15 Insane
16 ? instrumental ?
17 Blue Sunshine
18 Michael Myers
19 The Crazed
20 Rawhide
21 Get Off of My Cloud (The Rolling Stones)
22 Slow Down You Grave Robbing Bastard
23 Wreckin' Crew
24 Rockabilly Psychosis
25 Lonesome Train


Saturday, December 29, 2018

Minus The Bear @ Fox Theater, Boulder CO, 2005-11-14

With the news of Minus The Bear calling it quits.  I remembered that I had a really nice recording of them from way back at the Fox Theater in Boulder.  One of my favorite sounding rooms in Colorado.

To be honest I went to this show to see Big Business first and foremost but did enjoy Minus The Bear too.    Figured I would share this so any long time fans of the band could get a taste of their early live work.  Enjoy.

Minus The Bear

Fox Theatre
Boulder, CO (USA)

Taped and Transferred by SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (60:0640)

01 Memphis & 53rd
02 The Fix
03 Spritz!!! Spritz!!!
04 Pachuca Sunrise
05 Let's Play Clowns
06 This Ain't A Surfin' Movie
07 Thanks For The Killer Game Of Crisco Twister
08 Fulfill The Dream
09 Get Me Naked 2: Electric Boogaloo
10 Hooray
11 The Game Needed Me
12 Fine + 2 Pts
13 Drilling
14 - encore -
15 Absinthe Party At The Fly Honey Warehouse


Friday, December 28, 2018

Godflesh @ Oriental Theater, Denver CO, 2018-12-07

The first & last  time I saw Godflesh they were part of the 1991 Grindcrusher tour at the Gothic in Englewood CO.  With freaking Napalm Death and Nocturnus!!!!  Took my first wife on one of our early dates.  She was a good sport about it.

I recall at that show a fairly large vocal group of the crowd was not into what Godflesh was laying down.  Fingers in the air.  Some yelling.  Yet the pummeling continued because the band didn't care.  It was a great spectacle.  Always wanted to see them again over the years and it just didn't happen. 

I came close this last summer at the Psycho Vegas fest.  But I already knew they were coming to Denver later in the year and chose a meal and some downtime instead.

Fantastic show at the Oriental Theater.  Loud!!!  Amazing setlist.  Enjoy.


Oriental Theater
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (87:29.50)

01 - intro - *
02 Sterile Prophet
03 Messiah
04 Merciless
05 Anything Is Mine
06 Predominance
07 Mantra
08 Post Self
09 Parasite
10 No Body
11 Head Dirt
12 Like Rats
13 - encore break -
14 Streetcleaner
15 Christbait Rising

*part of Poison Girls song Statement for intro


Sunday, December 16, 2018

The 2018 Xmas Offensive

Happy Holidays from Thats The Thing About That.  Here are some Xmas treats.  A whole bunch of holiday songs that I'm sure your Grandma probably doesn't want to hear.  All the basses are covered.  blasphemy, violence, excessive drinking and drug use, unconventional takes on holiday favorites, unhappiness, grim realities, cringey outdated language, swearing, sex, adultery, bad behavior.
So Enjoy

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Nekromantix @ Streets Of London, Denver CO 2018-10-16

I first saw Nekromantix way back in the aughts with Tiger Army.  I thought Tiger Army was totally Warp Tour grade, intro, Psychobilly.  Kinda soft and commercial.  I was there to see Nekromatix first and foremost. 

I recall I came to this show dressed business casual since I came from a late work meeting.  Khakis and a polo shirt.  I'm standing in the Bluebird sipping a beer waiting for the show to start. This kid in his howdy dowdy outfit walks up to me and looks me up and down and says "what are you doing here?".  Real warm welcome ya' butterhead swallowneck.  He couldn't hardly believe that I only really came to see the opener Nekromantix.  I might not look the part but don't judge a book by it's cover.  You don't need a costume to be a big fan.

This band has been around for the long haul and are still kicking ass today.  They gave Denver a nice long set of some tire screeching breakneck Psychobilly.  So great.  Loud Fast Rules.

Love seeing shows at Streets of London.  Nice small capacity venue that I think bands are sounding really great in.  My favorite shows are in places like this.  This turned out way better then I even had hoped for.  Love how the coffin bass sounds on this.  Enjoy.


Streets Of London
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (80:36.74)

01 Bloody Holiday
02 Alive
03 Motorpsycho
04 NekroTastic Extasy
05 Demons Are A Girl's Best Friend
06 Driller Killer
07 Nice Day for a Resurrection
08 Brain Error
09 Brought Back to Life
10 Horny in a Hearse
11 Gargoyles Over Copenhagen
12 Subcultural Girl
13 Sea of Red
14 Devil Smile
15 Nekrofilia
16 Night Nurse
17 Alice in Psycholand
18 Who Killed the Cheerleader
19 Haunted Cathouse


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Camper Van Beethoven @ St. Cajetans, Denver CO, 1988-09-12

Here is a neat one out of the Lantz tape box.  A pretty early Camper Van Beethoven show in Denver back in 1988.  They played at St. Cajetans on the Auraria Campus.  It is an old neigborhood church that they saved when the rest of the neighborhood was torn down to make way for the campus.

I'm not sure how many shows actually happened there.  I vaguely recall that there were a few.  A Dr. Know show comes to mind.

This sounds pretty nice given the source and equipment.  A nice selection of fun covers and some lively stage banter.  The band seemed to be enjoying themselves very much.  Fun show.  Enjoy.

Camper Van Beethoven

St. Cajetans
Denver, CO, USA

Recorded: Lantz Barbour
Transfered and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Realistic SCP-29 > cassette 
Transfer: cassette > line-in > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Run time: (75:30.05)

01 Waka
02 Pictures of Matchstick Men (Status Quo)
03 Mao Reminisces About His Days In Southern China
04 The History Of Utah
05 Take the Skinheads Bowling
06 Skinhead Stomp
07 Good Guys And Bad Guys
08 (We're A) Bad Trip
09 I'm Not Like Everybody Else (The Kinks)
10 - interlude -
11 Abundance
12 Turquoise Jewelry
13 Sad Lovers Waltz
14 O' Death
15 Wasted (Black Flag)
16 Eye of Fatima
17 Seven Languages
18 Interstellar Overdrive (Pink Floyd)
19 - interlude -
20 Change Your Mind 
21 Hoe Yourself Down
22 White Riot (The Clash)
23 One Of These Days
24 - KCSU Station IDs


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Big Business @ Larimer Lounge, Denver CO, 2018-09-01


Big Business was supposed to play a set by the pool at Psycho Vegas but there was some kind of mix up and Zakk Sabbath was setting up.  Not what I was in the mood for in the 100+ degree temps outside so I headed back inside.

Rumors were flying and eventually it all got worked out and they played later that night at the Vinyl room.  I only caught the very last song of their set there unfortunately.  Lucky for me they came to Denver not long after so I was able to catch a full set.

Really fantastic band.  One of my favorites.  Always a treat to see them live.  Enjoy

Big Business

Larimer Lounge
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (57:18.35)

01 Own Throats
02 Father's Day
03 Blacker Holes
04 Lonely Lyle
05 Popular Demand
06 Another Beautiful Day in the Pacific Northwest
07 Just As the Day Was Dawning
08 - DDT interlude -
09 Horses