Friday, February 3, 2017

The Hellacopters @ The Starlight, Ft Collins CO, 1999-05-22

I heard the news today that Robert "Strängen" Dahlqvist of the Hellacopters passed away at the young age of 40 recently.  Totally bummer news.  At the height of their powers I say they were one of the greatest rock n roll bands ever.  They called it quits back in 2008 but I still listen to their records all the time.  Such a great band.

They didn't make it over to the USA very often so I count myself lucky that I was able to catch them live twice while they were still rawking!

I've been meaning to post this for awhile.  This was the first time I caught The Hellacopters live.  What a better place then the intimate confines of the old Starlight in Ft Collins Colorado.  I believe that they played in Denver the night before and then hit Ft Collins on Saturday night.  With the Nomads and the freakin Quadrajets!!!   Holy hell what a night of Rock N Roll.

At the beginning of 'Bore Me' Nicke Andersson dedicates it to American food.  At the end of the song and before 'City Slang' Nicke says he didn't want to offend anyone and mentions that they love Waffle House.  Robert chimes in "they have crazy teeth and bad service".  Pretty funny.

Anyway here is a rad sounding board recording of The Hellacopters tearing it up that night in Ft Collins.

Enjoy.  R.I.P.  Robert Dahlqvist

The Hellacopters

The Starlight,
Fort Collins, CO

Source: SBD > ? > cd-r > FLAC

01 Action De Grace
02 You Are Nothin´
03 Disappointment Blues
04 Downright Blue
05 Born Broke - Jam
06 Long Gone Losers
07 Alright, Already Now
08 Hey!
09 Bore me
10 City slang
11 (Gotta Get Some Action) NOW!
12 Soulseller
13 Outro jam


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mr Bungle @ Fillmore, Denver CO, 2000-01-29

Having seen Mr Bungle a couple of times headlining during the 90s it was kind of weird to see them on a package tour like this.  With System Of A Down, Incubus, and Puya.

While the bands on the bill might have been fans most of the SOAD and Incubus radio rock fans decidedly were not.  At this Denver shown people chanted for SOAD.  Threw coins at the band while they were playing.  Generally were not into it.

Mr. Bungle had to have figured that this was going to happen.  They all dressed in costumes.  I tried to find some pictures but didn't really come up with anything good.  I recall one was dress as a dutch girl.  I think one of them was dressed like general Custer.  At one point I think it was Trevor Dunn asks the crowd if there is anyone that would let him eat their ass for a back stage pass.

Short set but a nice mix of songs from all across their catalog.  Enjoy.

Mr. Bungle

SnoCore Tour 2000
Fillmore Auditorium
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered By: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: MD-722 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (43:12.72)

01 Sweet Charity
02 Drug Me (Dead Kennedys)
03 Ars Moriendi
04 Goodbye Sober Day
05 Pink Cigarette
06 Travolta - That Thing (Lauren Hill)
07 My Ass Is On Fire
08 I Feel For You (Jerry Reed)
09 Merry Go Bye Bye - Raping Your Mind


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sourvein @ Three Kings Tavern, Denver CO 2016-06-05

These guys don't tour very much so it was amazing to have them come to Denver to close out the two day Denver Electric Funeral fest last year.

Sourvein have been making music since 1993.  Nice to see them still at it and making new music.  Their new album Aquatic Occult was one of my favorite things to come out last year.  So good.  Totally worth your time and money.  

Looking forward to Denver Electric Funeral 2 in 2017.



Denver Electric Funeral
Three Kings Tavern
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered By: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-500N > JKLabs box > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (57:47.48)

01 - intro -
02 Fangs
03 Flux
04 Gemini
05 Aquanaut
06 Imperial Bastard
07 Seamerchant
08 Witch Rides Out
09 unknown
10 Blackzorlac
11 Dirty South
12 Ocypuss


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Diamond Head @ Three Kings Tavern, Denver, CO 2016-11-30

Pretty sweet to get to see the NWOBHM pioneers at my local hang out.  The crowd was pretty small but it was a Wednesday night and I don't think many people had heard about it.

Band didn't seem to care and played a great set with all the hits.  Good times.  Enjoy

Diamond Head

Three Kings Tavern
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered By: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-500N > Niaant IPA > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (78:11.23)

01 - intro -
02 Wild On The Streets
03 Borrowed Time
04 Bones
05 Lightning to the Nations
06 Diamonds
07 The Prince
08 Set My Soul on Fire
09 In the Heat of the Night
10 Dead Reckoning
11 Starcrossed (Lovers of the Night)
12 Helpless
13 Shoot Out the Lights
14 It's Electric
15 Am I Evil?
16 - encore -
17 Streets of Gold


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mike Watt and The Secondmen @ Lion's Lair, Denver CO 2016-12-03

It was a special treat to get to see Mike Watt and the Secondmen play two nights in a row at the Lion's Lair.  I've seen Watt play with the Stooges one time and I saw him open up for Primus at Redrocks way back in the 90s so it had been awhile.  Was excited to see in the intimate confines of the Lair.

Him and the boys tore through a whole mess of Minutemen songs and some choice covers.
Including Fun House!!

I went to both nights but I totally botched my recordings from Friday so this is all I got.  Sounds pretty good I think.  Includes a healthy does of Lion's Lair atmosphere.  Enjoy.

Mike Watt and The Secondmen

The (Worlds Famous) LIon's Lair
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered By: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-500N > JKLabs box > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (65:30.70)

01 - intro -
02 Badges
03 Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs
04 One Chapter in the Book
05 Fake Contest
06 Beacon Sighted Through Fog
07 The Tin Roof
08 Life as a Rehearsal
09 This Road
10 Polarity
11 Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want The Truth
12 Forever - One Reporter's Opinion
13 It's Expected I'm Gone
14 Anxious Mo-Fo
15 The Big Foist
16 Retreat
17 My Heart and the Real World
18 Spillage
19 The Politics of Time
20 The Glory of Man
21 Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing
22 June 16th
23 Punch Line
24 Fanatics
25 Straight Jacket
26 If Reagan Played Disco
27 On The Front
28 Working Men Are Pissed
29 On Trial
30 Times
31 Self-Referenced
32 Cut
33 I Shook Hands
34 Slots
35 Art Analysis
36 Statement
37 - band intros -
38 Joe McCarthy's Ghost
39 Paranoid Chant
40 - encore -
41 Sweet Honey Pie
42 Genius or Lunatic
43 Amnesty Report II
44 Fun House


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Ghoul @ Denver Black Sky fest 2013, Englewood CO 2013-12-14

Back to some Denver Black Sky recordings.  This time the mutants that come from Creepsylvania.

GHOUL!!!!   These guys are a lot of fun live.  Ridiculous in the best possible way.  This show was towards the end of the tours for Transmission Zero.  So there are a bunch of songs from that.



Denver Black Sky Fest

Gothic Theater
Englewood, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > Niaant Littlebox > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cool Edit > Audacity > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (38:24.71)

01 Off With Their Heads
02 The Mark of Voodoo
03 Brain Jerk *
04 As Your Casket Closes
05 Metallicus Ex Mortis
06 Americanized
07 Blow up the Embassy (Fearless Iranians From Hell)
08 Maniaxe
09 Rise, Killbot, Rise!!!
10 Splatterthrash
11 Gutbucket Blues

* some static from equipment on stage


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Mantar @ Hi-Dive, Denver CO, 2016-09-24

Been wanting to catch these guys live since I first heard their album Death By Burning back in 2014. When I heard they were coming with Colbalt I knew I had to check it out.

For two guys they sure create a ton of aural ugliness.  So damn good.  Kind of Melvinsish but with a more metal edge.  Catch them live if you get a chance.

As always go see live music and support travelling musicians by buying shit from them.



Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (37:03.65)

01 - intro -
02 Spit
03 Praise the Plague
04 Astral Kannibal
05 Cross the Cross
06 Era Borealis
07 Into the Golden Abyss
08 The Huntsmen