Sunday, October 28, 2012

Faith No More @ The Gothic, 1993-02-06

What a hell of a show this was.  Kyuss touring behind Blues For The Red Sun.  Babes in Toyland had released Fontanelle not long before this and the might Faith No More has just released Angel Dust.

This isn't my recording so hats off to the original taper who ever that may be.  This is a pretty great sounding soundboard tape.  Good stuff.

Faith No More

Gothic Theater
Englewood, CO

Taper: unknown
Source: Soundboard > DAT (M)
Transfer: DAT(M) > DAT(1) > CDR(2) > WAV > FLAC > Audacity > wav > Wave Pad > FLAC8

01 Intro
02 Caffeine
03 Death March
04 Land Of Sunshine
05 The Crab Song
06 Midlife Crisis
07 Chinese Arithmetic
08 RV
09 Surprise! You're Dead!
10 Be Aggressive
11 Introduce Yourself
12 Easy
13 Crack Hitler
14 We Care A Lot
15 Woodpecker From Mars
16 Jizzlobber
17 Epic/Free Your Mind
18 Everything's Ruined
19 Sweet Dreams
20 Edge Of The World
21 Let's Lynch The Landlord
22 As The Worm Turns

Billy Joe Shaver @ The Lion's Lair, 2003-04-06

Presenting the living country legend Billy Joe Shaver at the (Worlds Famous) Lion's Lair in Denver Colorado. Capacity at the Lair at the time was about 100. It's a small room with the bar right in the center. Maybe 25 bar stools ringed the bar and the stage was right behind the bar. Front row seats with drink service.

This was one of those show where I felt kind of bad and totally privileged at the same time. The show being on a Sunday night might have contributed to a light turnout but just enough people showed up to fill every bar seat. I couldn't believe that Denver seemed to not know who Billy Joe was or didn't care. Billy Joe didn't seem to care about the small turn out though. He played a great set of songs and told some great stories. 

Towards the end he told the audience that he will play one more song if we would all stand up. Of course everyone stands up and they start the next song. Not far into it he told us all that we could sit back down. What a sweetheart.

Really nice sounding soundboard of this performance. This show is in the top five list of my favorite recordings. Hope you enjoy it.

Billy Joe Shaver

The Lion's Lair
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: SBD > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: MD-722 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (106:31.38)

01. - intro -
02. Love is So Sweet
03. Hold On To Yours (And I’ll Hold On To Mine)
04. Freedom's Child
05. That’s Why The Man In Black Sings The Blues
06. Good Ol’ U.S.A.
07. That’s What She Said Last Night
08. You Wouldn't Know Love #
09. Drinkin’ Back
10. - Todd Snider story -
11. Déja Blues
12. Magnolia Mother’s Love
13. I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train
14. - Honky Tonk Heroes story -
15. Honky Tonk Heroes
16. Black Rose
17. Woman Is the Wonder Of The World
18. - Leavin' Amarillo intro -
19. Leavin' Amarillo
20. I'm Just an Old Chunk Of Coal
21. Bottom Dollar
22. Live Forever
23. Hottest Thing in Town
24. Sweet Mama
25. Thunderbird
26. - Ragged Old Truck story -
27. Ragged Old Truck
28. You Asked Me To
29. Try and Try Again
30. - Jesus intro -
31. You Can't Beat Jesus Christ
32. Tramp on your Street

# Billy Joe Shaver a capella  

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Mike Patton and Rahzel @ The Fox, 2003-11-06

"Let me ask you a question?  You've heard of the movie Deliverance right?   Weeeeeeeeeee!!!!
Alright, Well you know that tune Dueling Banjos?  Tonight what your going to get is dueling Man Hoes"

That is Mike Patton's introduction to this performance.  Not sure how rehearsed this was and how much is just spontaneous.  Rahzel does his amazing human beat boxing and Mr. Patton does his odd vocals things and bits of popular songs.  Salt and Pepper and 50 Cent are referenced.  Part of the show Mike tunes around on the radio and the riff on some of what he dials in.  It's an hour of awesome weirdness.

Rahzel and Mike have preformed together on multiple occasions before and since this performance.  Based on a cursory Google search they performed at Coachella in 2009.  Later in this show from Boulder Rahzel mentions that they will be having a new album come out soon but sadly no album has ever been release.  The way Rahzel talks it sounds like it was s done deal but who knows.

I had no idea how to label these tracks with song titles so I didn't bother.  There are just track splits between obvious transition points.  Check it out.

I posted this as a torrent some where way back in 2003 so if you have that source know that this is a fresh transfer from the master and I did a fresh mastering job on it as well.  Consider it an upgrade.

Mike Patton and Rahzel

Fox Theater
Boulder, CO

Taped and Transferred by SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 > SP-SPSB-1 > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sharp 722 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (59:21.41)

01 Track
02 Track
03 Track
04 Track
05 Track
06 Track
07 Track
08 Track
09 Track

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Revival Tour @ The Marquis, Denver CO 2008-10-23

Chuck Ragan took this first incarnation of the Revival tour out on the road in fall of 2008.  Chuck was joined on the tour at this date by Ben Nichols of Lucero, Tim Barry of Avail, Austin Lucas, Jon Snodgrass of Drag The River, Todd Beene, Jon Gaunt, & Digger Barne.  All artist who are doing their own modern take on folk music.  Each of the musicians took turns playing their own sets and continuously joined each other on stage through out the night.

This show was a monster.  Clocking in at over 3 hours of non-stop music.  That is a long show.  More then drifting into jam bad territory length.  I recall that while the show was going on it didn't seem that long.  Just one entertaining moment after the next.

Here is my recording of the event.

The Revival Tour

The Marquis Theater
Denver, CO 10/23/2008

Taped and Transferred by SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (226:17.01)

01. Shoulda Oughta
02. Do You Pray
03. Tonight Ain't Gonna Be Good
04. Darling Cory
05. Sun Or Snow
06. Wash My Sins
07. Go West
08. Life I've Got
09. Precious Little Heart
10. Jon Snodgrass intro
11. She Thinks I Still Care (George Jones)
12. Song For Gibson
13. Tired And Fired
14. Armslength - Pre Post Party
15. Jessica's Suicide
16. Old Sad Songs (W Ben)
17. Me And Joe
18. Tim Berry intro
19. Exit Wounds
20. Steel Road
21. Dog Bumped
22. Tacoma
23. Avoiding Catatonic Surrender
24. - Tim speaks 1 -
25. Wait At Milano
26. - Tim speaks 2 -
27. Church Of Level Track
28. Ben Nichols intro
29. Nights Like These
30. When You Decided To Leave
31. Crystal Blue (aborted)
32. Bike Riders
33. The Last Pale Light In The West
34. - interlude -
35. I'll Just Fall
36. Chain Link Fence
37. Toadvine
38. The War
39. What Else Would You Have Me Be
40. Chuck Ragan intro
41. Between The Lines
42. Don't Cry
43. It’s What You Will
44. God Deciding
45. Coal Tattoo
46. California Burritos
47. Geraldine
48. The Boat
49. For Broken Ears
50. Hold My Bed
51. Cold Night *
52. Distant Land To Roam
53. Bloody Shells
54. - interlude -
55. Symmetry
56. - finale intro -
57. Dancing In The Moonlight
58. Idle Idylist
59. Hold Fast
60. If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Or Else You Got to Stay All Night)
61. Shoulders
62. Colorado Girl
63. South Hill
64. Revival Road

*  small fade out and fade in in the middle of the song

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Split Lip Rayfield @ The Bluebird, 2006-09-02

Wow it has been 6 years since this show.  Doesn't seem that long at all.  I was obsessed with this band from the very first time that I saw them.  Just an electrifying live act.  If you not familiar with the band I have described them in the past as the Slayer of bluegrass.  Due to both the speed at which they play and some of the songs subject matter.  Some pretty dark stuff for such happy sounding music.  Right up my alley though so no wonder it clicked.

This show is from their last tour with Kirk Rundstrom in the band.  He found out he had esophageal cancer on the eve of an previous Denver show.  He underwent treatment but when the prognosis didn't change he decided to stop the therapy that was just making him sick and go on tour.  He look frail but he was smiling and really gave it his all.  Rest In Peace Kirk.  You are missed.

Split Lip Rayfield

Bluebird Theater
Denver, CO 2006-09-02

Taped and Transferred by SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: 81:45.74

01. * intro *
02. Flat Black Rag
03. Devil
04. Old #6
05. Easy Street
06. In The Ground
07. Record Shop
08. Moving To Virginia
09. Truth & Lies
10. Never Make It Home
11. PB24SS
12. $100 Bill
13. Redneck Tailgate Dream
14. Used To Be
15. Love Please Come Home
16. Rig Or Cross
17. River
18. Hounds
19. Cutie Pie
20. Pinball Machine
21. Outlaw
22. * encore *
23. instrumental
24. 3.2 Flu
25. Kiss Of Death

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Drag The River, Live Archive Vol.1, Scattered, Country, and Covered

Like a lot of kids I had no time for my Mom’s music once I was a teenage.  I grew up in a trailer park Cheyenne Wyoming and my Mom’s taste in music leaned to the 70’ country side of things.  I heard tons of Willie, Waylon, Johnny Paycheck, Joe South, Jerry Jeff Walker, Johnny Horton, Hank Williams, basically all the greats.  On the other hand I know that she like the Beatles as much as she liked Willie Nelson.

I spent the 80’s and 90’s listening to all variety of music that wasn’t remotely country sounding.  Hair metal, thrash metal, doom, industrial, 90’s alternative, hardcore, indie rock stuff.  It took the Supersuckers releasing a country album, and seeing Denver’s own Slim Cessna to perk my ear up to anything that sounded remotely twangy again.

As I was sticking my toe back in to those musical waters I discovered Drag The River.  I saw then open for two different shows with in a week of each other and I was hooked.  If I recall correctly they were on the bill with Slim Cessna one night and BR549 the other.  That was it.  I bought what was their only release at the time Hobo Demos and was hooked.  Closed came out not too long after that and I’ve never looked back.
I've been a big fan ever since.  I only regret that I didn't catch on sooner.

My discovery of Drag The River also coincided with the start of my hobby of recording audio of live shows.  I started kind of primitively with some lower end recording devices and microphones that I clipped to my glasses.  It wasn’t until a few years later that I discovered that DTR didn’t mind being recorded and I stepped up the production values with better microphones and recording techniques.

Back in the early 00’s I saw Drag The River so many times that I would only recorded every other show.  Still I managed to amass a pretty big archive of live recordings.  I would estimate that I have 30 or 40 recordings of the band.  That includes various incarnations of the band, Jon and Chad sets, shows where Chad plays bass, solo shows from both Jon and Chad.

This is a set of recordings from 2001 to 2004 mostly with a couple slightly newer ones thrown in too.  Most of these recordings are mine but some where done by other people.  I know one of the Fox shows was recorded by Jimmy Nomad.  They other credits escape me.  Thanks to the other tapers that contributed though. 

Tracks were picked based on various criteria.  Some are songs that they just never play any more.  Some are just takes of songs that I particularly loved.  I was trying to come up with a summation of these when I was listening through the other night and ended up with a pretty free form description.

Soundboards, room mics, combinations of the two. 
Hot shows, drunken nights, guest shots & shout outs
1st time and maybe last times for some songs
Chatty dicks, drunk chicks & dudes
Flubbed lines, fun ad libs, and angry bartenders

I had originally combined these tracks for Jon Snodgrass to check out. Being that his perspective on these songs and shows is from a performers stand point he didn’t fall in love with all of these takes.  He hears and remembers things that I just don’t pick up on from a fan’s perspective.  But he gave me his blessing to go ahead and post it up for you all to check out.  He would like you to know that he still feels bad for dedicating their set at the Stardust Lounge in Downey California to the bartender.  He was just trying to be nice but it turned out that she really did hate live music and just got more infuriated.

Thanks to Jon Snodgrass and Chad Price for all the years of entertainment and for basically becoming the soundtrack to my existence for a good part of this century.  Thanks to all of the other people that have been in the band as well.  J.J. Nobody, Zach Boddicker, Dave Barker, Casey Prestwood, Paul Rucker, Karl Alvarez, and anyone else that I have forgotten to put on this list.

Check out their goings on here

And go buy some of their music here.

They are recording a new album at the moment and could use the funds.

So here is it warts and all.  A for the fans by the fans Drag The River compilation.  Hope you enjoy it. Dan Utter and I did a lot of work listening to all of these shows.  Picking out the takes that we found the most interesting and remastering the raw originals WAVs.  Here is what Dan himself has to say about it.
This was mastered in a house high on a mountain, a multi month labor of love.  All tracks were converted to 8 track stereo.  De-crackled, De-hummed, De-essed and de noised to the best level I could. And finally put back together warts and all. There are alot of years here and a few incarnations of the band.  A great band.  One that brought back my interest in music after being burned out from it in Seattle in the 90's.    Thanks buddies

Thanks to Victoria Woodworth for her iron stomach and the photo of the Waffle House dish.


Drag The River

Live Archive Vol.1
Scattered, Country, and Covered

01 Disbelieve
02 Lucky Joe's
03 Disclaimer
04 So Long Hoss
05 Oxes And Horses
06 Portland (Replacements)
07 Columbus Stockade Blues (Traditional)
08 Losing Letters
09 Seaminer
10 Back To God
11 Dirty Lips
12 Crocodile
13 A Shame
14 Next Time Not Around
15 Calloused Heart No.2
16 Medicine
17 Deminer
18 Modern Drunkard
19 Beautiful And Damned
20 Life Of Ruin
21 Ride Me Down Easy (Billy Joe Shaver)
22 Can't Hardly Wait (Replacements)
23 Down The Road (Steve Earle)
24 Johnny Come Lately (Steve Earle)
25 Rocking On The Country Side Of Town (Howard Eisberg)

Track Source
01 - The Stardust Lounge, Downey, CA 5-8-2002
02 - The Gothic Theater, Englewood, CO 11-07-2002
03,21 - 15th Street Tavern, Denver, CO 3-22-2002
04,20 - Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO 3-14-2003
05 - Hi Dive, Denver, CO 6-12-2007
06,07,13,17,19 - Benders Tavern, Denver, CO 10-1-2005
08,22,23 - Fox Theater, Boulder, CO 9-19-2003
09 - Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO 6-9-2006
10 - The Aggie, Ft Collins, CO 11-08-2002
11 - Fox Theater, Boulder, CO 3-11-2004
12 - Lion's Lair, Denver, CO 2-25-2005
14 - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO 1-17-2001
15,16,24 - Fox Theater, Boulder, CO 1-29-2002
18 - Alley Katz, Richmond, VA 11-15-2006
25 - Starlight, Ft Collins, CO 2-20-2003