Friday, August 30, 2013

The Flaming Lips and Beck live in Denver, CO 2002-11-18

I've never been a huge Flaming Lips fan.  I just never bought into their particular blend of music and weirdness.  I like Beck though.  I never would have ended up at this show had someone not have bought me a ticket to record it for them.

I recall it was a really nice seat to.  10th row or so.  Too bad anything that could go wrong did go wrong.
Bad mic cable, bad minidisc media, whoo girls.  I had a bitch of a time getting a good transfer from the masters back in the day and ended up paying the guy for the ticket since I botched it.

Recently I got a new home minidisc deck for cheap and it has been doing beautiful transfers.  The mic cable problems and the whoo girls were still there but what can you do.  I've spent a bunch of time getting rid of the static and fixing the drop outs as best I can.  So what I have here is an incomplete show.  But Mostly complete.  It still clock in at 100 minutes.

Sound is a little rough at the beginning of the Flaming Lips set but it gets better as you go along.


The Flaming Lips & Beck

Paramount Theatre
Denver, CO, (USA)

Recorded & Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (100:01.28)

The Flaming Lips
01 Race for the Prize #
02 Fight Test
03 - banter -
04 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1
05 Lightning Strikes The Postman
06 Happy Birthday
07 She Don't Use Jelly
08 Thirty-Five Thousand Feet Of Despair
09 Do You Realize
10 A Spoonful Weighs a Ton

Beck (solo)
11 Rowboat
12 Truckdrivin Neighbors Downstairs
13 Strange Invitation
14 Canceled Check
15 Guess I'm Doing Fine
16 Lonesome Whistle

Beck and The Flaming Lips
17 The Golden Age
18 Lord Only Knows
19 Get Real Paid
20 Loser
21 Cold Brains
22 Lonesome Tears
23 It's All in Your Mind %
24 Lost Cause
25 Sissyneck
26 Nicotine & Gravy
27 Devils Haircut
28 Where It's At

# beginning cut
% end cut

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Neko Case @ The Gothic, Englewood, CO 2003-02-10

Bummed about having missed Neko's recent Colorado shows and excited that she has a new album coming out soon.  I dug through the Neko Case material I have and found this little gem.

I don't remember where this came from or who the taper was.  Hats off to them because they did a fantastic job on this.  This was the tour for her album Blacklisted.  Enjoy.

Neko Case & Her Boyfriends

Gothic Theater
Englewood, CO

Recorded and Transferred: unknown taper
Source: unknown
Transfer: CDR > dMC Audio Ripper > FLAC > MP3
Time: (62:53)

01 Favorite
02 With Bees
03 What Is Real
04 Twist The Knife
05 Stinging Velvet
06 Pretty Girls
07 Buckets of Rain (Dylan)
08 Ghost Wiring
09 Deep Red Bells
10 Set Out Running
11 Knock Loud
12 Blacklisted
13 Wayfaring Stranger
14 Lady Pilot
15 Look For Me (I'll Be Around)
16 Alone And Forsaken (Hank Williams)
17 You Belong To Me

Monday, August 19, 2013

Jesse Dayton @ The Bluebird, Denver, CO 2002-04-13

Jesse Dayton is a country / honky-tonk / rock-a-billy singer & red hot guitar slinger from Beaumont Texas.
He has been around playing music for quite a spell in various bands.  He caught my attention because he played guitar on the Supersuckers country album Must've Been High.  I picked up his album Rasin' Cain shortly there after and loved it.  It was awhile before I got to see him play his country act.  The end of the 90's there was a rock-a-billy revival of sorts and I saw Jesse's band The Road Kings open up for Mike Ness.  The Road Kings are an amazing band as well.  Check them out too.

It wasn't until 2001 that Jesse came to Denver with his country band and played at the Lion's Lair.  To about 20 people.  He said it reminded him of his parents basement.  He's been back a handful of times over the years and always puts on a good show.  

In fact he is coming into Denver this week.  He is playing at the Marquis Theater on Thursday August 22nd.

Check his stuff out here.  He's got a lot of iron's in the fire these day so it will be a treat to see him play out of Texas.

This show is when he opened up for the Supersucker country extravaganza tour back in 2002.  Enjoy.

Jesse Dayton

Bluebird Theatre
Denver, CO, (USA)

Taped and Transferred by SxPxDxCx
Source: (can't remember) > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (59:23.74)

01 Train Of Dreams
02 Planet Of Love (Jim Lauderdale)
03 Kissing Abaline Goodbye
04 Grand Tour (George Jones)
05 - band introductions -
06 Dope Smoking Song (Hank Flamingo)
07 Lonesome Onery And Mean (Waylon)
08 Tall Walking Texas Trash
09 The King Of Broken Hearts (George Strait)
10 Arkansas Chrome
11 Next Time I'm In Town
12 - interlude -
13 Bloody Mary Morning (Wille)
14 Georgia On A Fast Train (Billy Joe Shaver)
15 Folsom Prison Blues (Cash)
16 Me And Paul (Willie)
17 White Freight Liner (Townes Van Zandt)
18 Amarillo Highway (Terry Allen)
19 - encore -
20 Big City Blues


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Scott H Biram @ 3 Kings, Denver, CO 2013-07-13

In the 10 years that I've been seeing Mr Biram I've never seen him put on a bad show.  This night was no exception.  Nice long set and a crazy into it crowd.  Fueled by alcohol on both sides of the stage it seemed it might derail a couple of times.  A few fights and some yelling along the way but we all managed to get along and have a grand time in the end.  Enjoy.

Scott H Biram

3 Kings Tavern
Denver, CO

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > Niaant Littlebox > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (103:26.41)

01 - intro -
02 Green Onions - Cold River
03 I'm Going Home
04 Graveyard Shift
05 Open Road
06 Gotta Get To Heaven
07 Alcohol Blues (Mance Lipscomb)
08 Master Of Puppets (tease)
09 Never Coming Home
10 Only Whiskey
11 Work
12 - interlude -
13 Victory Song
14 Fireman Ring The Bell
15 - interlude 2 -
16 Church Babies
17 Raisin' Hell Again
18 Crash Course In Brain Surgery (Budgie)
19 Blood Sweat and Murder
20 - girl fight -
21 Old Fart (A Song For Blake) (Dale Watson)
22 Truck Driver
23 - interlude 3 -
24 Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue
25 Single Again (Gary Stewart)
26 - interlude 3 -
27 I Be's Troubled (Muddy Waters)
28 Jack of Diamonds
29 - smoking interlude -
30 We Came To Party
31 Hit The Road
32 Church Born Girls
33 Lost Case Of Being Found %

%  unamplified acoustic song


Monday, August 5, 2013

Steve Earle & The Dukes @ The Ogden, Denver, CO 2000-07-31

Here is an oldie but a goodie.  This was an amazing show that I attended 13 years ago.  My first time seeing Mr Steve Earle as well.  Had been a fan of his music for awhile so I recall I was excited to see this show.

Mr. Earle can be kind of long winded sometimes but not at this show.  Him and his hot shit band just plow through song after song.  They end the set with a set of choice covers.

I recorded this from a front row seat in the Ogden balcony so there isn't a lot a chatter from the crowd.
This is one of my favorite recordings that I have ever made.  Hope you dig it.

Steve Earle & The Dukes

Ogden Theater
Denver, CO

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (141:21:60)

01 - intro -
02 Transcendental Blues
03 Everyone's In Love With You
04 Another Town
05 Taneytown
06 Hard-Core Troubadour
07 My Old Friend The Blues
08 Someday
09 - Steve talks Texas -
10 Telephone Road
11 More Than I Can Do
12 I Can Wait
13 The Boy Who Never Cried
14 Steve's Last Ramble
15 Lonelier Than This
16 I Don't Want To Lose You Yet
17 Wherever I Go
18 Fearless Heart
19 Devils Right Hand
20 I Ain't Ever Satisfied
21 Goodbye
22 Halo Around The Moon
23 Billy And Bonnie
24 Galway Girl
25 Copperhead Road
26 - band introduction -
27 Over Yonder (Jonathan's Song)
28 All Of My Life
29 N.Y.C.
30 The Unrepentant
31 Breed (Nirvana)
32 I'll Be Coming Around (Bottle Rockets)
33 Time Has Come Today (Chambers Brothers)
34 No Reply (Beatles)
35 Guitar Town
36 - thanks Denver -
37 Before They Make Me Run (Rolling Stones)