Monday, April 23, 2012

Mojo Nixon @ The Lion's Lair, April 13th & 14th, 2012

Mojo Nixon doesn't tour any more at all so it was a special treat to have him return to Denver Colorado and play not one but two shows.  He didn't have a band with him but solo Mojo was pretty fun.

The crowd was full of Mojo fanatics that knew all the songs so they sang along and yelled out requests the whole night.  So crack open a beer and try and conjure up what you imagine Colfax smells like and you will be in the right frame of mind to check out these recordings.

Mojo Nixon (Night 1)

The Lion's Lair
Denver, CO

Recorded and Mastered by SxPxDxCx
Source 1: MBHO KA-200N > Niaant Littlebox > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cool Edit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (72:25.67)

01 Debbie Gibson is Pregnant With My Two-Headed Love Child
02 - Mojo speaks 1 -
03 Louisiana Liplock
04 - Mojo speaks 2 -
05 Tie My Pecker to My Leg
06 Drunk Divorced Floozie (The Ballad of Diana Spencer)
07 - Lion's Lair shout out -
08 The Ballad of Country Dick
09 - Mojo speaks 3 -
10 Gonna Occupy
11 I Hate Banks
12 - Mojo speaks 4 -
13 She's Vibrator Dependent
14 - Mojo speaks 5 -
15 Are You Drinkin' With Me Jesus
16 You Can't Kill Me
17 Elvis Is Everywhere
18 - encore -
19 Jesus Had A Big Dick
20 This Land Is Your Land
21 Jesus At McDonalds - Roadrunner


Mojo Nixon (Night 2)

The Lion's Lair
Denver, CO

Recorded and Mastered by SxPxDxCx
Source 1: MBHO KA-200N > Niaant Littlebox > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cool Edit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (60:26.25)

01 Debbie Gibson is Pregnant With My Two-Headed Love Child
02 Louisiana Liplock
03 - Mojo Speaks 1 -
04 Tie My Pecker to My Leg
05 Don Henley Must Die
06 - Mojo Speaks 2 -
07 The Ballad of Country Dick
08 - Mojo Speaks 3 -
09 Take Me To Your Leader
10 Hamlet Chicken Plant Disaster
11 - Mojo Speaks 4 -
12 Are You Drinking With Me Jesus
13 You Can't Kill Me
14 Elvis Is Everywhere
15 - encore -
16 Wall Street Can Suck My Dick
17 - outro -


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Modest Mouse @ The Gothic, Englewood, CO 2000-09-10

"We're Fugazi from Washington DC and we wrote a song about it" are the first words out of Issac Brock's mouth before the break into "Trailer Trash".  Not sure what that is all about but I guess I can hear some Fugazi influence in Modest Mouse's music.

I didn't record this show but my friend Chapper did the work on this one.  If I recall correctly the show was sold out but somehow he made it in and managed to get this great audio image of the nights performance.

I think is is my favorite era of Modest Mouse.  Pretty much all my favorite songs get played.  I like the new car commercial era songs too but these ones just speak to me on a different level.

Modest Mouse

The Gothic Theater
Englewood, CO (USA)

Taped and Transferred by Chapper
Source: AKG480s > Lunatech V2 > Sony DAT? > unknown > CDR
Transfer: CDR > FLACs
Time: (95:01.58)

01 Trailer Trash
02 Dark Center Of The Universe
03 3rd Planet
04 Cowboy Dan
05 Lives
06 Paper Thin Walls
07 Dramamine
08 The Waydown
09 Doin' The Cockroach
10 Wild Packs Of Family Dogs
11 Talking Shit About A Pretty Sunset
12 Alone Down There
13 Tiny Cities Made Of Ashes
14 Breakthrough #
15 - encore -
16 Broke
17 Trucker's Atlas
18 Tundra - Desert

# Not sure what he is singing at the end of this track. 
Might be an improv or it might be a different song.



Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter - Megadeth live in Denver 1986

Remember when Megadeth was absolutely face ripping?  I know it's been a long time and a lot of shitty albums later but it's true.  They used to rip faces right off.  This is a good example of that former power.  Even though it was recorded before Peace Sells came out this features a bunch of those now classic tunes.

There seems to be some debate about the date and venue for this recording.  I've seen it listed both as January 29th 1986 and August 5th 1986.  The case for the January date hinges on the fact that Dave mentions the space shuttle challenger disaster, which happened on January 28th 1986, but I guess it's possible that he still could have been talking about that into August of 1986.

The August date makes sense because Megadeth was opening up for King Diamond on the Fatal Portrait tour and that hit Denver in August 1986.  Seems like kind of a long set for an opening act though.

The confusion continues with the venue.  I've seen it listed as McNichols Arena, Rainbow Music Hall, even Irving Plaza?.  I'm thinking that this is from the Rainbow Music Hall just based on the fact that there have been a lot of really nice recordings to surfaced from that place. Plus for the time that is where Megadeth would have played.  Would have been too late to have been at Norman's

I do know for a fact that it was recorded in Denver because Dave mention's Denver multiple times.

If anyone was at this show and can clear up the confusion I would love to hear from you.

This recording made it around in the tape trading circles and got pressed to vinyl way back in the day as well. I got my copy though CDr trading.  No idea on the real originator of this but hats off to who ever taped it.

Now download this and Rattle Your Goddman Head!!


Live in Denver 1986-01-29

01 Rattlehead
02 Wake Up Dead
03 Chosen One
04 Bad Omen
05 Devils Island
06 These Boots
07 Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good!
08 Peace Sells
09 My Last Words
10 Looking Down The Cross
11 Good Mourning - Black Friday
12 Loved To Death
13 Mechanix


Monday, April 2, 2012

Lucero @ The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO 2012-04-01

I was so glad to see this turn up.  I went up to Ft Collins to catch Lucero on this string of Colorado dates but I didn't record since it was my birthday and I just wanted to hang with the wife and have fun.  Not that taping isn't fun.  
Then I heard that all the tapers got shot down by the Bluebird management, even though Lucero is generally a taper friendly band, for the Denver shows.
Lucky for us my buddy down in Colorado Springs was on the ball and made this great recording of the Sunday night show.  Hats of to Chuck Miller for letting me share this with you all. Enjoy

The Black Sheep
Colorado Springs, CO
April 1, 2012

One Set:

01 intro
02 That Much Further West
03 Downtown (intro)
04 On My Way Downtown
05 Nights Like These
06 Kiss the Bottle
07 Women & Work
08 Chain Link Fence
09 Sounds Of the City
10 Wasted
11 Raising Hell
12 Hey Darlin', Do You Gamble?
13 Slow Dancing
14 I Can't Stand To Leave You
15 Colorado Girl
16 The War
17 - banter -
18 Tonight She's Mine
19 Diamond State Heart Break
20 All Sewn Up - My Best Girl
21 Tears Don't Matter Much *


22 crowd & banter
23 Mom
24 Dangerous Thing
25 Sixes and Sevens *

* w/ members of Larry and His Flask
Source 1 (AUD): AKG C 480 B comb/ CK63-ULS (DINa(ish), @SBD, right of center) > Tascam DR-680
Source 2 (SBD): SBD (stereo) > Tascam DR-680
Master format: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo (.WAV)
Digital transfer: SDHC card (USB reader) > PC
Digital editing: CuBase SX 2.0.1 (combine sources, phase reverse on SBD source, pre and post set fades, WAVES L1 Maximizer)
Tracking & processing for CD: CD Wave Editor 1.95.1 > FLAC Frontend 1.7.1/ FLAC 1.1.2 / MP3

Recorded, processed and distributed by Chuck Miller (

Event notes: Larry and His Flask opened for Lucero