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


Monday, September 3, 2018

Queens Of The Stone Age @ Fillmore, Denver CO, 2003-10-03

Ok here is another from the Songs For The Deaf tour.  Almost exactly a year later from the 2002 show at the Ogden.

I recall that we had trouble getting our recording gear in to the Fillmore.  Which wasn't a big surprise.  QOTSA was very taper friendly when a man named Hutch was doing all of their live front of house sound.  At the previous 2002 Ogden show I posted he went above and beyond to help us get in the door with a mic stand and bag of gear.

For this show it was no go at the door.  We walked around to the north side of the Fillmore were the buses were parked and just happened to see Hutch heading to the back stage door.  We yelled out for him and he came over and carried out gear in and set it in the sound booth.

Fillmore remains one of my least favorite sounding rooms in town but this recording turned out really nice.  Again Hutch is a total pro and nailed it.  Really fantastic set list.  Love that they played Auto Pilot.  Mark Lanagen again joins the band for a handful of songs as he did on this tour.


Queens Of The Stone Age

Fillmore Auditorium
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded by: Tom Chaffin & SxPxDxCx
Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: Microtech Gefell m300s > Sonosax SX-M2 > DAT > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > WAV > Audition > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: (95:03.31)

01 First It Giveth
02 Do It Again
03 You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire
04 If Only
05 Quick and to the Pointless
06 Regular John
07 The Sky Is Falling
08 Gonna Leave You
09 In The Fade (W Mark Lanagen)
10 Hangin' Tree (W Mark Lanagen)
11 Song For The Dead (W Mark Lanagen)
12 Go with the Flow
13 Mexicola
14 Better Living Through Chemistry
15 Auto Pilot (W Mark Lanagen)
16 Another Love Song (W Mark Lanagen)
17 Song for the Deaf (W Mark Lanagen)
18 No One Knows
19 - encore -
20 Monsters in the Parasol
21 Tension Head
22 Feel Good Hit of the Summer


Queens Of The Stone Age @ Ogden Theater, Denver CO, 2002-10-01

Here is another older QOTSA recording of mine.  This time on the Song For The Deaf tour.

Interesting lineup with And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and Peaches. I recall the crowd not digging Peaches very much.  I have a recording of her too.  I need to dig that up.

Another stellar set list and Mark Lanagan joins the band for several songs.  Good stuff.  Enjoy.

Queens Of The Stone Age

Ogden Theater
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded by: Tom Chaffin
Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: Microtech Gefell m300s > Sonosax SX-M2 > DAT > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > ? > CDR > EAC > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (82:41.56)

01 Regular John
02 Quick and to the Pointless
03 You Would Know
04 Sky is Falling
05 Tension Head
06 Monsters in the Parasol
07 Gonna Leave You
08 Hangin' Tree (W Mark Lanagan)
09 Auto Pilot (W Mark Lanagan)
10 Song for the Dead (W Mark Lanagan)
11 Better Living Through Chemistry
12 No One Knows
13 You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire
14 Go with the Flow
15 Another Love Song
16 Song for the Deaf (W Mark Lanagan)
17 The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret
 - Encore -
18 Feel Good Hit of the Summer
19 Avon


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Nick Oliveri @ Larimer Lounge, Denver CO, 2003-10-04

Sticking to the Queens Of The Stone Age track.  Here is a solo acoustic performance by Nick Oliveri the night after Queens had played at the Fillmore.  Flyer says "first ever US performance" but I have no idea if that is true or not.

Nice sound board sourced recording with songs from all over Nick's catalog.  Mark Lanagan comes out for a handful of songs to lend a hand and sounds as haunting as ever.

I hadn't listened to this one for a bunch of years and had forgotten how fantastic this show was.


Nick Oliveri

Larimer Lounge
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded by: SxPxDxCx
Source: Soundboard > unknown FOH MD deck
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > WAV > Audition > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: (54:30.0)

01 Six Shooter [QOTSA]
02 Here We Come [Mondo Generator]
03 Bloody Hammer [Roky Erickson]
04 I Want You To Die [Mondo Generator]
05 Fuck Yeah I'm Free [Mondo Generator]
06 Auto Pilot [QOTSA] (W/ Mark Lanagan)
07 Ode to Clarissa [QOTSA]
08 Four Corners [Mondo Generator] (W/ Mark Lanagan)
09 Another Love Song [QOTSA] (W/ Mark Lanagan)
10 I Never Sleep [River City Rapists]
11 Demonica [Dwarves]
12 Jr High Love [Mondo Generator]
13 So High, So Low [Mondo Generator]
14 Day I Die [Mondo Generator]
15 It Dosen't Matter - It Used To Matter (improv)
16 Detroit [Mondo Generator]
17 ...Millionaire  [QOTSA]
18 - interlude -
19 Drug Store [Dwarves]
20 Do the Headright [Mondo Generator]
21 Allen's Wrench [Kyuss]
22 Gonna Leave You (Spanish version)  [QOTSA]


Queens Of The Stone Age @ Bluebird Theater, Denver CO, 2000-05-18

Here is a nice early Queens Of The Stone Age show in Denver.  Early 2000 at the Bluebird Theater right before the brilliant Rated R album came out.  So only a few songs from that album get played but the set list is chock full of killer tunes.  Including an ...Millionaire  which doesn't get on an album until Songs For The Deaf.

The band really stretches is out on You Can't Quit Me Babe.  A glorious 9 + minutes.  Love that they opened up with The Bronze.  One of my QOTSA favorites.

I did a fresh transfer from the original master minidisc for this post and put a bit more polish on it.  I know I traded this out in the CDR by mail days but I'm not sure I have ever posted it anywhere.

If you have it on CDR consider this an upgrade.  I'm in the midst of getting all my early Queens recordings posted so watch this space for more.  Enjoy.

Queens Of The Stone Age

Bluebird Theater
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > WAV > Audition > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: (58:54.72)

01 The Bronze
02 Regular John
03 The Feel Good Hit Of The Summer
04 You Can't Quit Me Babe
05 Quick And To The Pointless
06 You Would Know
07 You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar But I feel Like a Millionare
08 Avon
09 The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret
10 If Only
11 Mexicola
- Encore 1 -
12 Eccentric Man (The Groundhogs)
 - Encore 2 -
13 Tension Head

Fades between encores