Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Eddie and the Hot Rods @ The Hi Dive Denver, CO (USA) - 2014-10-16

People forget that a lot of the first "punk rock" albums were all on major labels.  Eddie and the Hot Rods were on Island Records.  Future home of U2 and many others.  While a real undercurrent of new and fresh music was happening some of it was just rock and roll repackaged.  This isn't a dig on EATHR.  They were/are a great rock n roll band.  I think the punk label scared people away.  These guys should have been way bigger.

They are another band that barely ever gets over to the USA so when I heard they were going to tour over here I knew I need to check it out.

I think this recording turned out really nice.  The Hi Dive is quickly becoming my favorite sounding room in Denver.  Enjoy.

Eddie and the Hot Rods

The Hi Dive
Denver, CO (USA) - 2014-10-16

Recorded and Mastered by SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (62:58.23)

01 Bad Time Again
02 Life on the Line
03 Teenage Depression
04 Telephone Girl
05 All I Need Is Money
06 Better Without You
07 Why Should I Care?
08 You Better Run (The Young Rascals)
09 96 Tears (? and the Mysterians)
10 High Society
11 Hard Driving Man (J. Geils Band)
12 Do Anything You Wanna Do
13 Gloria (Them)
14 - encore -
15 Get Out of Denver (Bob Seger)
16 Born to Be Wild (Steppenwolf)


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Crowbar @ The Ogden, Denver CO 1999-11-17

A heavy little blast from the past here.  Crowbar opening up for S.O.D. and touring behind the album Odd Fellows Rest.

This is another one out of the archive that has never seen the light of day.  Enjoy.


Ogden Theater
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (36:28.32)

01 - intro -
02 Conquering
03 Waiting In Silence
04 All I Had (I Gave)
05 Subversion
06 Burn Your World
07 Planets Collide
08 Scattered Pieces Lay


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Throw Rag @ The Clubhouse, Tempe AZ, 2004-02-05

Throw Rag just killed in in the early 00s.  I loved seeing them come to town and would always go check them out.  Sometimes to just see them open other bands and then split.  I even drove down to Tempe AZ one time to see them play with one of my other favorite bands Drag The River.

I'm not sure why I had never transferred this awesome sounding soundboard recording before.  First time sharing this anywhere.  Only took a decade.

Jacko's crowd participation wash board schtick goes on for a really long time at this show.  I split it out to it's own separate track.


Throw Rag

The Clubhouse
Tempe, AZ (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by SxPxDxCx
Source: SBD > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (45:29.63)

01 - intro -
02 Bag Of Glue
03 Hang Up
04 Lady Boo
05 Race With The Devil
06 Please Don't Touch
07 Table 4 3
08 Mission's Message
09 - washboard interlude -
10 Mission's Message (cont)
11 Space Hump Me
12 Days That End In Y
13 Rule Maker
14 Demons In A Row
15 Beast In Me
16 - encore -
17 Auntie Bert
18 Cock In My Pocket


Monday, October 6, 2014

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats @ The Marquis, Denver CO 2014-10-03

Big time buzz on this band at the moment.  I've been hearing the hype in metal media and my metal friend circles for quite some time now.  They have played a few one off shows in the states but this short 15 date tour is really their first time touring the USA.  They have been selling out all the shows too it seems.

Next time I predict they will be playing much bigger venues.  One big indicator of that for me was the number of women in the crowd.  It wasn't the typical sausage fest that most metal shows are. Also their sound is more akin to say Queens Of The Stone Age then Electric Wizard. Creepier lyrics then QOTSA though.

I had heard both of the albums they have released at this point and while I liked therm I wasn't blown away.
Seeing them live really though really clinched it.  These guys really deliver the goods.  Check them out if you ever get chance.

Super happy with how the recording turned out.
Hope you enjoy it.

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats

Marquis Theater
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered by SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (73:47.48)

01 - intro -
03 Mt. Abraxas
03 Mindcrawler
04 Crystal Spiders
05 I'm Here to Kill You
06 Over and Over Again
07 I'll Cut You Down
08 Death's Door
09 Poison Apple
10 Runaway Girls
11 Withered Hand of Evil
12 - encore break -
13 Thirteen Candles
14 Desert Ceremony
15 Devil's Work


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Cory Branan @ The Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2008-08-28

I can't remember is this was the first time I got to see Cory Branan.  I seem to think maybe I caught him at least one time before.  Either way when Charly Fasano of Fast Geek / Analog Empire asked if I would come down and record Mr Branan for a cassette release I said yes immediately.  I would have been down at the Hi Dive recording it anyway truth be told.

They only put out 100 copies of this cassette so it it long out of print.  The cassette, due to size limitations and other issues, isn't the complete show.  I asked Charly if it was ok for me to post it up here and he said yes.

Cory has just put out a fantastic new album on Bloodshot Records called The No-Hit Wonder.  It will be in my top 10 list this year for sure.  He is a great guitar played and lyricist as well.  He sort of defies categorization since he's not exactly county and he not exactly a pure singer song writer type.  Maybe that is why I'm such a big fan.

At this show he played some old favorites like Tall Green Grass and some tunes at the time were brand newish like The Corner and Survivor Blues.  The finger picking he does on his cover of Thin Lizzy's The Boys Are Back In Town blows my mind every time I listen to it.  He also breaks out the rarely played The Wreck of the Sultana.  An all round amazing show.

Don't miss a chance to catch Cory Branan live if you get and chance and if you haven't picked up his new album yet go do it right now.  Seriously what are you waiting for.

This being a pure soundboard recording and him not being in front a large chatty crowd.  There are some moments of silence interspersed on this recording.  He also sometimes turns away from the mic for effect.  It's all part of the magic.  Enjoy.

Check out what Cory Branan is up to here

Check out what Charly Fasano is up to here, including a new spoken word 7" he's putting out with some of the dudes from Lucero backing him up

Cory Branan

Hi Dive
Denver, CO

Recorded by: SxPxDxCx
Source: SBD > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC > MP3

01 Ballad of a Bad Man
02 - banter -
03 Karen's Song
04 Tall Green Grass
05 The Corner
06 - banter 2 -
07 Survivor Blues
08 The Boys Are Back In Town (Thin Lizzy)
09 - banter 3 -
10 The Walk Around
11 - banter 4 -
12 Chelsea Hotel (Leonard Cohen)
13 Miss Ferguson (alt version)
14 Wayward and Down
15 Crush
16 Jolene
17 The Prettiest Waitress In Memphis
18 - Sultana intro -
19 The Wreck of the Sultana
20 Darken My Door
21 A Girl Named Go


Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Breeders @ The Bluebird, Denver CO 2002-02-22

I see that the Breeders are coming back to Denver next week.  It prompted me to pull this little gem out of the archive.  I've always been really happy with how this one turned out.  Fun show to with the band in good spirits.  Enjoy

The Breeders

The Bluebird Theater
Denver, CO  

Recorded & Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: (59:09)

01 No Aloha            
02 Tipp City
03 Huffer            
04 Saints            
05 Little Fury        
06 Head to Toe           
07 I Just Wanna Get Along    
08 Cannonball            
09 Too Alive            
10 Flipside            
11 Forced to Drive        
12 Doe            
13 Iris           
14 Safari            
15 Full on Idle        
16 Pacer            
17 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
18 Fortunately Gone        
19 Son of Three        
20 Divine Hammer

Kim Deal
Kelley Deal
Richard Presley
Mondo Lopez
Jose Medeles


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Cutthroats 9 @ 15th Street Tavern, Denver CO 2001-09-01

Was a big fan of Unsane so back at the end of the 90's when I heard Chris Spencer had a new band called Cutthroats 9 I was excited to check it out.  I got to see them a couple of times here in Denver at the long gone but not forgotten 15th Street Tavern.  It's not that different from what Unsane does so if your a fan of that project I think your will dig Cutthroats 9.

I pulled this out of the archive because Cutthroats 9 recently just put out a new album.  They still sound killer.  Most menacing slide guitar around.  Enjoy

Cutthroats 9

15th Street Tavern
Denver, CO

Recorded & Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: (36:17.09)

01 Dirty
02 Believe
03 Testify
04 Move   
05 No Restraint
06 In The Eye
07 - Mans Ruin is done -
08 Prey
09 Can't Do A Thing
10 You Should Be Dead
11 Bleed