Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Damned @ Bluebird Theater, Denver CO, 2001-10-07

I guess I'll keep going on the UK punk rocks shows in Denver during the aughts theme.

Here is The Damned at the Bluebird in 2001.  My first time seeing them.  Oh course they were fantastic.  Captain Sensible is super chatty this night.  Lots of the hits and some song from their new record at the time Grave Disorder.

During the time of this show I was Supersuckers fanatic.  The Supersuckers recorded a song called The Captain for their country record Must've Been High.  It's a not so flattering ode to Mr. Sensible about a time they tried to work together in the studio and it just didn't work out.

Being a cheeky little monkey I wore my orange Supersuckers shirt with a 100 proof evil sheriff's badge on the front to the show.   After the show The Damned were hanging out next to their rented RV signing stuff and talking to fans.  I joined in the small crowd and eventually asked The Captain if he would sign my shirt thinking it would be funny.  Suspecting that he might see it was a Supersuckers shirt and tell me to fuck off.  But nope.  He says "Sure mate".  Takes my sharpie pen and writes really big " Phil Collins Must DIE!   - Captain Sensible".  I look at it to see what he wrote and he goes "Pretty funny ye Mate".  Indeed Captain, indeed.

Most likely traded this out some on CDR but I don't think I ever torrented it.  This is a fresh transfer from the original masters.  An enjoyable listen I think.

The Damned

Bluebird Theater
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (76:58.53) 

01 - intro -
02 Democracy?
03 New Rose
05 Wait for the Blackout
06 - interlude -
07 Would You Be So Hot (If You Weren't Dead?)
08 Amen
09 13th Floor Vendetta
10 Neverland
11 Absinthe
12 Eloise (Paul Ryanr)
13 Thrill Kill
14 Neat Neat Neat
15 - encore chat -
16 She
17 Love Song
18 Disco Man
19 Smash it Up


Friday, August 9, 2019

UK Subs @ Lion's Lair, Denver CO 2002-08021

Here is the second show I caught on that hot August night back in 2002.  This was back when the stage at the Lion's Lair was right behind the bar and not back in the corner by the window where it is now.  Charlie Harper mentions it atone point.  They have played lots of shows with barricades but the barricade was never the bar.

Sound starts off a bit rough but gets better.   Epic night.


UK Subs

Lion's Lair
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (49:05:64) 

01 C.I.D.
02 I Live in a Car
03 Squat 96
04 Emotional Blackmail
05 Endangered Species
06 Organized Crime
07 You Don't Belong
08 Crash Course
09 unknown 1
10 unknown 2
11 Tomorrows Girls
12 Teenage
13 Warhead
14 Riot
15 Stranglehold
16 - encore -
17 Limo Life
18 New York State Police
19 Party In Paris


Sonic Youth @ Ogden Theater, Denver CO 2002-08-21

Here is part 1 of a series.  2 bands I saw at two different venues in one night.  First up my friend Tom and I caught Sonic Youth at the Ogden Theater.   Then we went down the street to catch the UK Subs at the Lion's Lair.  Fun night.

I recall that it was insanely hot in the Ogden this night.   There was a literal heat wall between the lobby and the venue.   I remember it being so sweltering that I listened from the lobby for a good portion of the show. 

This is from SY's tour for Murray Street.  Nice mix of old and new and the band seems really into it.


Sonic Youth

Ogden Theater
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded by: Tom Chaffin
Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: Microtech Gefell m300s > Sonosax SX-M2 > DAT
Transfer: DAT > ? > CDR > EAC > Audition > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: (90:52.11)

01 Cotton Crown
02 Kissability
03 The Empty Page
04 Rain on Tin
05 Eric's Trip
06 Plastic Sun
07 Candle
08 Karen Revisited
09 Shadow of a Doubt
10 Radical Adults Lick Godhead Style
11 Sympathy for the Strawberry
12 Kool Thing
13 - encore -
14 Disconnection Notice
15 Silver Rocket
16 - encore 2 -
17 Making the Nature Scene


Thursday, August 8, 2019

Dead Milkmen @ Gothic Theater, Englewood, CO 2019-06-01

I was bummed that I had to miss this show but lucky for me and y'all a fellow taper here in Colorado captured this in all it's quirky glory.  There is no one like the Dead Milkmen.  Not even close.

Giant setlist covering their entire repertoire.  All the hits.  Sounds like a really fun night was had.
Jason got a really nice capture of this and I think it sounds fantastic.  Enjoy.

Dead Milkmen

Gothic Theater
Englewood, CO (USA)

Recorded By: Jason Maye
Mastered By: SxPxDxCx
Source : AKG392 > Busman T mod R4 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (86:20.31)

01 Only the Dead Get Off at Kymlinge
02 Dean's Dream
03 I Walk the Thinnest Line
04 Serrated Edge
05 Methodist Coloring Book
06 Now I Wanna Hold Your Dog
07 The Thing That Only Eats Hippies
08 Stuart
09 Punk Rock Girl
10 Welcome To Undertown
11 Bitchin' Camaro
12 Beach Party Vietnam
13 Surfin' Cow
14 Nutrition
15 Smokin' Banana Peels
16 Right Wing Pigeons
17 Tiny Town
18 Anthropology Days
19 Welcome to the End of the World
20 - Make It Witchy intro -
21 Make It Witchy
22 Big Lizard
23 Life Is Shit
24 (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (Heaven 17)
25 - encore -
26 Life Is Shit - Make It Witchy (reprise)
27 The Sun Turns Our Patio Into a Lifeless Hell
28 Watching Scotty Die
29 Beige Sunshine
30 Swordfish
31 - encore 2 -
32 Gorilla Girl
33 V.F.W.


Sunday, August 4, 2019

Bad Religion @ Ogden Theater, Denver CO, 2003-09-12

Here is fun one from a ways back.  Bad Religion at the Ogden Theater in Denver Colorado on the first night of a two night stand.  On tour for the The Process of Belief album.

My buddy Chapper captured a nice board feed recording that night.   I remember that the super fun band Throw Rag opened up at these shows.  Good times. 

Vocals a pretty heavy in the mix but sound really nice overall.  Enjoy.

Bad Religion

Ogden Theater
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded by: The Chapper
Source: SBD > M1
Transfer: M1 > ? > FLAC
Time: (1:21:59)

01 American Jesus
02 Supersonic
03 I Want to Conquer the World
04 Sorrow
05 Modern Man
06 Can't Stop It
07 Stranger Than Fiction
08 Tomorrow
09 Epiphany
10 You
11 No Direction
12 The Handshake
13 Kyoto Now!
14 Sanity
15 Henchman
16 Heaven Is Falling
17 Man With a Mission
18 The Defense
19 Do What You Want
20 The Answer
21 Anesthesia
22 Generator
23 No Control
24 Infected
25 Fuck Armageddon This Is Hell
26 Skyscraper
27 21st Century (Digital Boy)


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Split Lip Rayfield @ Larimer Lounge, 2005-04-01 & 02

Here is a treat I had kinda forgotten about.  Sick day at home so I was poking around on a backup drive and found these 2005 Split Lip Rayfield shows at the Larimer Lounge.  They played two nights in a row and were on fire.

In my opinion this is them at the height of their powers.  Wasn't the same after Kirk died.

These aren't the complete shows but are only missing a song or too and the soundboard audio mix is really nice.  Had a fantastic time revisiting these today.  Enjoy.

Split Lip Rayfield

Larimer Lounge
Denver, CO (USA)
2005-04-01 (night one)

Recorded by: SxPxDxCx
Source: SBD > stand alone MD?
Transfer: Sony MZ-R700 > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (79:3832)

01 Redneck Tailgate Dream
02 Easy Street
03 Old No 6
04 Devil
05 Love Please Come Home #
06 River
07 ?
08 Pinball Machine
09 In The Ground
10 Don't Believe That You're Someone
11 PB24SS
12 Never Make It Home
13 Outlaw
14 Freckle Faced Liza Jane
15 Hounds
16 Truth & Lies
17 $100 Bill
18 How Many Biscuits Can You Eat?
19 Promise Not To Tell
20 Kiss Of Death
21 * encore *
22 - unknown instrumental -
23 3.2 Flu (fades out)

# some drop outs for some reason during this song

Note:  This is an incomplete show  The first song or two is missing and 3.2 Flu fades out before the end

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD (night one)

Split Lip Rayfield

Larimer Lounge
Denver, CO (USA)
2005-04-02 (night two)

Recorded by: SxPxDxCx
Source: SBD > stand alone MD?
Transfer: Sony MZ-R700 > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: 67:1827

01 Kiss OF Death (fades in)
02 Moving To Virginia
03 Truth & Lies
04 Old No 6
05 Devil
06 Love Please Come Home
07 A Little More Cocaine Please
08 Redneck Tailgate Dream
09 C'Mon Get Your Gun
10 Just Like A Gillian Welch Song
11 Coffee
12 River
13 Long Haul Weekend
14 $100 Bill
15 PB24SS
16 - broken string interlude -
17 Used To Call Me Baby
18 Trouble
19 Cutie Pie
20 Tiger In My Tank
21 Can't Stand Losing You
22 Record Shop (fades out)

Note:  This is an incomplete show  The first song or two is missing and Kiss Of Death fades in & Record Shop fades out before the end

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD (night two)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Dead Meadow @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2019-06-15

Denver Electric Funeral Festival is always a good time.  40 bands across 2 days and 3 venues.  Mostly metal and metal adjacent acts.  I always end up catching a band I have never seen before that I really enjoy.

Dead Meadow was one of those bands this year.  Really fantastic live band.  Enjoy

Photo credit for the very first shot Rebecca Medina,

Dead Meadow

Denver Electric Funeral Fest IV
Hi Dive
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded By: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-200N > Niaant IPAs > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (68:31.32)

01 I Love You Too
02 Everything's Going On
03 Let's Jump In
04 What Needs Must Be
05 The Light
06 Greensky Greenlake
07 The White Worm
08 The Narrows
09 Sleepy Silver Door
10 Rocky Mountain High