Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Camper Van Beethoven @ St. Cajetans, Denver CO, 1988-09-12


Here is a neat one out of the Lantz tape box.  A pretty early Camper Van Beethoven show in Denver back in 1988.  They played at St. Cajetans on the Auraria Campus.  It is an old neigborhood church that they saved when the rest of the neighborhood was torn down to make way for the campus.

I'm not sure how many shows actually happened there.  I vaguely recall that there were a few.  A Dr. Know show comes to mind.

This sounds pretty nice given the source and equipment.  A nice selection of fun covers and some lively stage banter.  The band seemed to be enjoying themselves very much.  Fun show.  Enjoy.


Camper Van Beethoven

St. Cajetans
Denver, CO, USA
1988-09-12

Recorded: Lantz Barbour
Transfered and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Realistic SCP-29 > cassette 
Transfer: cassette > line-in > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC 
Run time: (75:30.05)

01 Waka
02 Pictures of Matchstick Men (Status Quo)
03 Mao Reminisces About His Days In Southern China
04 The History Of Utah
05 Take the Skinheads Bowling
06 Skinhead Stomp
07 Good Guys And Bad Guys
08 (We're A) Bad Trip
09 I'm Not Like Everybody Else (The Kinks)
10 - interlude -
11 Abundance
12 Turquoise Jewelry
13 Sad Lovers Waltz
14 O' Death
15 Wasted (Black Flag)
16 Eye of Fatima
17 Seven Languages
18 Interstellar Overdrive (Pink Floyd)
19 - interlude -
20 Change Your Mind 
21 Hoe Yourself Down
22 White Riot (The Clash)
23 One Of These Days
24 - KCSU Station IDs

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Big Business @ Larimer Lounge, Denver CO, 2018-09-01


 




Big Business was supposed to play a set by the pool at Psycho Vegas but there was some kind of mix up and Zakk Sabbath was setting up.  Not what I was in the mood for in the 100+ degree temps outside so I headed back inside.

Rumors were flying and eventually it all got worked out and they played later that night at the Vinyl room.  I only caught the very last song of their set there unfortunately.  Lucky for me they came to Denver not long after so I was able to catch a full set.

Really fantastic band.  One of my favorites.  Always a treat to see them live.  Enjoy

Big Business

Larimer Lounge
Denver CO (USA)
2018-09-01

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (57:18.35)

01 Own Throats
02 Father's Day
03 Blacker Holes
04 Lonely Lyle
05 Popular Demand
06 Another Beautiful Day in the Pacific Northwest
07 Just As the Day Was Dawning
08 - DDT interlude -
09 Horses

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Monday, September 3, 2018

Queens Of The Stone Age @ Fillmore, Denver CO, 2003-10-03


Ok here is another from the Songs For The Deaf tour.  Almost exactly a year later from the 2002 show at the Ogden.

I recall that we had trouble getting our recording gear in to the Fillmore.  Which wasn't a big surprise.  QOTSA was very taper friendly when a man named Hutch was doing all of their live front of house sound.  At the previous 2002 Ogden show I posted he went above and beyond to help us get in the door with a mic stand and bag of gear.

For this show it was no go at the door.  We walked around to the north side of the Fillmore were the buses were parked and just happened to see Hutch heading to the back stage door.  We yelled out for him and he came over and carried out gear in and set it in the sound booth.

Fillmore remains one of my least favorite sounding rooms in town but this recording turned out really nice.  Again Hutch is a total pro and nailed it.  Really fantastic set list.  Love that they played Auto Pilot.  Mark Lanagen again joins the band for a handful of songs as he did on this tour.

Enjoy

Queens Of The Stone Age

Fillmore Auditorium
Denver, CO (USA)
2003-10-03

Recorded by: Tom Chaffin & SxPxDxCx
Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: Microtech Gefell m300s > Sonosax SX-M2 > DAT > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > WAV > Audition > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: (95:03.31)


01 First It Giveth
02 Do It Again
03 You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire
04 If Only
05 Quick and to the Pointless
06 Regular John
07 The Sky Is Falling
08 Gonna Leave You
09 In The Fade (W Mark Lanagen)
10 Hangin' Tree (W Mark Lanagen)
11 Song For The Dead (W Mark Lanagen)
12 Go with the Flow
13 Mexicola
14 Better Living Through Chemistry
15 Auto Pilot (W Mark Lanagen)
16 Another Love Song (W Mark Lanagen)
17 Song for the Deaf (W Mark Lanagen)
18 No One Knows
19 - encore -
20 Monsters in the Parasol
21 Tension Head
22 Feel Good Hit of the Summer

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Queens Of The Stone Age @ Ogden Theater, Denver CO, 2002-10-01


Here is another older QOTSA recording of mine.  This time on the Song For The Deaf tour.

Interesting lineup with And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and Peaches. I recall the crowd not digging Peaches very much.  I have a recording of her too.  I need to dig that up.

Another stellar set list and Mark Lanagan joins the band for several songs.  Good stuff.  Enjoy.

Queens Of The Stone Age

Ogden Theater
Denver, CO (USA)
2002-10-01

Recorded by: Tom Chaffin
Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: Microtech Gefell m300s > Sonosax SX-M2 > DAT > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > ? > CDR > EAC > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (82:41.56)


01 Regular John
02 Quick and to the Pointless
03 You Would Know
04 Sky is Falling
05 Tension Head
06 Monsters in the Parasol
07 Gonna Leave You
08 Hangin' Tree (W Mark Lanagan)
09 Auto Pilot (W Mark Lanagan)
10 Song for the Dead (W Mark Lanagan)
11 Better Living Through Chemistry
12 No One Knows
13 You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire
14 Go with the Flow
15 Another Love Song
16 Song for the Deaf (W Mark Lanagan)
17 The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret
 - Encore -
18 Feel Good Hit of the Summer
19 Avon

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Nick Oliveri @ Larimer Lounge, Denver CO, 2003-10-04


Sticking to the Queens Of The Stone Age track.  Here is a solo acoustic performance by Nick Oliveri the night after Queens had played at the Fillmore.  Flyer says "first ever US performance" but I have no idea if that is true or not.

Nice sound board sourced recording with songs from all over Nick's catalog.  Mark Lanagan comes out for a handful of songs to lend a hand and sounds as haunting as ever.

I hadn't listened to this one for a bunch of years and had forgotten how fantastic this show was.

Enjoy


Nick Oliveri

Larimer Lounge
Denver, CO (USA)
2003-11-04

Recorded by: SxPxDxCx
Source: Soundboard > unknown FOH MD deck
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > WAV > Audition > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: (54:30.0)

01 Six Shooter [QOTSA]
02 Here We Come [Mondo Generator]
03 Bloody Hammer [Roky Erickson]
04 I Want You To Die [Mondo Generator]
05 Fuck Yeah I'm Free [Mondo Generator]
06 Auto Pilot [QOTSA] (W/ Mark Lanagan)
07 Ode to Clarissa [QOTSA]
08 Four Corners [Mondo Generator] (W/ Mark Lanagan)
09 Another Love Song [QOTSA] (W/ Mark Lanagan)
10 I Never Sleep [River City Rapists]
11 Demonica [Dwarves]
12 Jr High Love [Mondo Generator]
13 So High, So Low [Mondo Generator]
14 Day I Die [Mondo Generator]
15 It Dosen't Matter - It Used To Matter (improv)
16 Detroit [Mondo Generator]
17 ...Millionaire  [QOTSA]
18 - interlude -
19 Drug Store [Dwarves]
20 Do the Headright [Mondo Generator]
21 Allen's Wrench [Kyuss]
22 Gonna Leave You (Spanish version)  [QOTSA]


LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Queens Of The Stone Age @ Bluebird Theater, Denver CO, 2000-05-18


Here is a nice early Queens Of The Stone Age show in Denver.  Early 2000 at the Bluebird Theater right before the brilliant Rated R album came out.  So only a few songs from that album get played but the set list is chock full of killer tunes.  Including an ...Millionaire  which doesn't get on an album until Songs For The Deaf.

The band really stretches is out on You Can't Quit Me Babe.  A glorious 9 + minutes.  Love that they opened up with The Bronze.  One of my QOTSA favorites.

I did a fresh transfer from the original master minidisc for this post and put a bit more polish on it.  I know I traded this out in the CDR by mail days but I'm not sure I have ever posted it anywhere.

If you have it on CDR consider this an upgrade.  I'm in the midst of getting all my early Queens recordings posted so watch this space for more.  Enjoy.


Queens Of The Stone Age

Bluebird Theater
Denver, CO (USA)
2000-05-18


Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > WAV > Audition > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: (58:54.72)

01 The Bronze
02 Regular John
03 The Feel Good Hit Of The Summer
04 You Can't Quit Me Babe
05 Quick And To The Pointless
06 You Would Know
07 You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar But I feel Like a Millionare
08 Avon
09 The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret
10 If Only
11 Mexicola
- Encore 1 -
12 Eccentric Man (The Groundhogs)
 - Encore 2 -
13 Tension Head

Fades between encores

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Hellacopters @ The Ogden Theater, Denver CO, 2002-04-08


Getting excited to see The Hellacopters at the Psycho Las Vegas fest this weekend.  Been a long time and I didn't think that I would ever get another chance. 

I recall that they came to Denver in 2006 with Nebula but for some reason that I can't remember I missed that show.  So this show at the Ogden Theater back in 2002 is the last time I saw the band.

The Ogden is a big barn so this is what it is.  Enjoy.


The Hellacopters     

Ogden Theater
Denver  CO (USA)
2002-04-08

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

01 (Gotta Get Some Action) Now! 
02 Hey!
03 Baby Borderline
04 The Devil Stole The Beat From The Lord
05 Born Broke
06 Toys And Flavours
07 Crimson Ballroom
08 Move Right Out Of Here
09 I Wanna Touch
10 Psyched Out And Furious
11 Random Riot
12 Thanks For Nothing
13 Sometimes I Don't Know
14 Soulseller
15 - encore -
16 Hopeless Case Of A Kid In Denial
17 You Are Nothin'
18 Search And Destroy (Stooges)

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Echo and The Bunnymen @ Rainbow Music Hall, Denver CO, 1984-09-03




Here is another gem out of the Lantz box of cassettes.  A really nice sounding recording of Echo and The Bunnymen on tour for their album Ocean Rain back in 1984.

I'm not 100% sure this is the complete show but based on setlists I've seen from around the same time it is very close to the whole show.

Enjoy

Echo & The Bunnymen

Rainbow Music Hall
Denver, CO (USA)
Ocean Rain Tour
1984-09-03

Recorded: Lantz Barbour
Transfered and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Realistic SCP-29 > cassette
Transfer: cassette > line-in > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (69:50.69)

01 Going Up
02 With a Hip
03 Rescue
04 My Kingdom
05 Angels and Devils
06 Heads Will Roll
07 Crocodiles
08 Ocean Rain
09 The Killing Moon
10 Back Of Love
11 All That Jazz
12 Never Stop
13 The Cutter
14 Thorn of Crowns
15 Over the Wall
16 Do It Clean

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Radio Moscow @ Three Kings Tavern, Denver CO, 2016-06-04




In anticipation of Vol.3 of the Denver Electric Funeral Fest this upcoming weekend.  Here is the band that closed out night one of the inaugural year back in 2016.  The ultra groovy Radio Moscow.
I hadn't listened to this for awhile.  I had forgotten how fantastic their were.  Enjoy

I'm so looking forward to all the bands this year.  Including the long awaited return of Speedwolf!!

Plus, Spirit Adrift, Eagle Twin, R.I.P., Aseethe, Amplified Heat, Forming the Void, Love Gang, Urn., Loom, Necropanther, Smokey Mirror, Twingiant, Echo Beds, Augur, Green Druid, Keef Duster, The Rare Breed, Weedeater, Primitive Man, Zeke, Sierra, Duel, Grey Gallows, Cloud Catcher, The Munsens, Communion, Crud, Space in Time, White Dog, Vexing, Pink Fuzz, Wizzerd, Smolder & Burn, Alone, Still Valley

It's gonna be amazing!!  So many good bands.

Radio Moscow

Denver Electric Funeral Vol 1
Three Kings Tavern
Denver CO (USA)
2016-06-04

Recorded and Mastered By: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-200N > Niaant Littlebox > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: (65:33.45)

01 Death of a Queen
02 These Days
03 Broke Down
04 250 Miles
05 Rancho Tehama Airport
06 Before It Burns
07 I Just Don't Know
08 unknown song (instrumental)
09 City Lights
10 - encore -
11 No Good Woman

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Supersuckers @ Tanquerayz, Fort Collins CO, 1993-08-24





Here is another show from the Lantz archive.  This time the self proclaimed Greatest Rock N Roll Band in the World!!  The Supersuckers!!!

Way back in 93' at the long defunct Fort Collins club Tanquerayz (that used to be called the Library before that) The Supersuckers rolled through on tour for Smoke Of Hell.  Possibly on tour with Gas Huffer.

The set list is classic Supersuckers mostly off Smoke Of Hell and older stuff.  They do bust out their cover of Ice Cube's Dead Homiez and a rare song Second Cousin.  That only appeared officially as the bonus track on the Japaneses CD of La Mano Cornuda.  So that is kind of a treat even if it's not that great of a song.

Rowdy crowd so this one has plenty of atmosphere.  Pretty decent sound though.  Enjoy.

Supersuckers

Tanquerayz
Fort Collins, CO (USA)
1993-08-24

Recorded: Lantz Barbour
Transfered and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Realistic SCP-29 > cassette
Transfer: cassette > line-in > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (55:18.52)

01 - waiting for Ron -
02 Caliente
03 Hot Rod Rally
04 Alone and Stinking
05 Luck
06 Poor
07 Tasty Greens
08 I Say Fuck
09 Drink And Complain
10 Coattail Rider (aborted)
11 Hell City, Hell
12 I Was Born Without A Spine
13 Junk
14 Dead Homiez (Ice Cube)
15 Ron's Got The Cocaine
16 - Rick's improve slam jam -
17 Alright
18 Saddletramp
19 Second Cousin
20 Girl I Know
21 Coattail Rider
22 Sex & Outrage
23 KCSU station IDs


LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Circle Jerks @ Ogden Theater, Denver CO, 2002-11-09








I saw Keith Morris in some Youtube video recently and it got me to thinking about this show.  It was my first time seeing the Circle Jerks after being a fan for a log time.  They did not disappoint. Just look at the setlist!!

Keith talks a lot and seems optimistic that they are going to record a new Circle Jerk record really soon.  Well that never happened.  Maybe it was for the best.  OFF!!  might never have formed otherwise.

My buddy Tom and I recorded this show and I think it turned out really nice.  Enjoy


Circle Jerks

Ogden Theater
Denver CO (USA)
2002-11-09

Recorded by: Tom Chaffin
Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: Microtech Gefell m300s > Sonosax SX-M2 > DAT
Transfer: DAT > ? > CDR > EAC > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (64:23.64)


01 - Keith intro -
02 Wild in the Streets (Garland Jeffreys)
03 Letterbomb
04 In Your Eyes
05 Back Against the Wall
06 - Keith talks 1 -
07 Anxious Boy
08 All Wound Up
09 I Just Want Some Skank
10 Beverly Hills
11 - Keith talks 2 -
12 I & I
13 Deny Everything
14 The Crowd
15 - Keith talks 3 -
16 I Don't
17 - Keith talks 4 -
18 Teenage Electric
19 Coup D'etat
20 Mrs Jones
21 Beat Me Senseless
22 - Keith talks 5 -
23 Behind The Door
24 When the Shit Hits the Fan
25 Brick
26 Casualty Vampires
27 - Keith talks 6 -
28 Wonderful
29 Operation
30 Junkmail
31 Red Tape
32 I Wanna Destroy You (The Soft Boys)
33 Solitary Confinement (The Weirdos)
34 - encore -
35 World Up My Ass
36 Wasted (Black Flag)
37 Nervous Breakdown (Black Flag)

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Alice Donut @ Lory Student Center, Ft Collins CO, 1991-10-10


Another 1st gen master out of the Lantz tapes.  Real gem here if your into Alice Donut or just early 90s weirdo rock.  This will fit the bill.

I remember hearing a little Alice Donut back then and liking it well enough but I never really took the plunge.  After hearing this insanity I'm going to need to explore their back catalog right away and play some catch up.

Hats off again to Lantz Barbour.  He did a really great job with the gear he had. 

Pretty intense right out of the gate.  Some fun covers in this set too.  Their take on War Pigs is....something else.  The Tom Waits cover of What Keeps Mankind Alive into the Dead Kennedys song Halloween is really fantastic.  Enjoy

Alice Donut

CSU Lory Student Center
Fort Collins,CO (USA)
1991-10-10

Recorded: Lantz Barbour
Transfered and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Realistic SCP-29 > cassette
Transfer: cassette > line-in > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (57:11.34)

01 - intro -
02 J Train Downtown - A Nest Of Murder
03 New Jersey Exit
04 Get A Life - Get A Job
05 Dead River
06 War Pigs (Black Sabbath)
07 Rise to the Skin
08 Dorothy
09 My Life Is A Mediocre Piece Of Shit
10 Burlesque
11 Mother Of Christ
12 What Keeps Mankind Alive (Tom Waits)
13 Halloween (Dead Kennedys)
14 Egg
15 Bottom Of The Chain
16 KCSU FM station IDs

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Fu Manchu @ Streets Of London, Denver CO, 2018-05-18





I'm sure I probably first heard Fu Manchu like a lot of people.  Man's Ruin releases at the height of that "stoner rock" scene.  So many great bands were birthed from the time.

Caught them live many times back then but it has been more than a decade at least since I have seen them live.  They still sounded as great as ever.  Fun to see them in such a small place like Streets of London.  I'm loving seeing shows there. 

They upped the PA for these shows and I think this sounds really nice for a small club recording.  There was a super fan up front requesting some oldies.  We got treated to the rarely played 'Time Tp Fly' and 'Superbird'.  Enjoy

Fu Manchu

Streets Of London
Denver CO (USA)
2018-05-23

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (86:03.54)

01 - intro -
02 Squash That Fly
03 Clone of the Universe
04 California Crossing
05 Regal Begal
06 Weird Beard
07 Hell on Wheels
08 (I’ve Been) Hexed
09 Evil Eye
10 Time To Fly
11 Mongoose
12 Nowhere Left to Hide
13 Laserbl'ast!
14 King of the Road
15 Superbird
16 Il Mostro Atomico

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Monday, May 21, 2018

Hot Snakes @ Oriental Theater, Denver CO, 2018-05-18




Very few bands can take as long of a break as the Hot Snakes did and come back sounding better than ever but that is just what they did.  I put their new album Jericho Sirens in my top 5 records of the year easily.

The prospect of them playing live again was just as exciting and of course they delivered.  What a great show.  The last time I had seen them was in 2004 at the Bluebird.  Hopefully I won't have to wait another 14 years to catch them again.

Enjoy

Hot Snakes

Oriental Theater
Denver CO (USA)
2018-05-18

Recorded and Mastered By: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-200N > Niaant IPAs > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (79:16.02)

01 - intro -
02 Death Camp Fantasy
03 Who Died
04 LAX
05 I Hate the Kids
06 Gar Forgets His Insulin
07 XOX
08 Why Don’t It Sink In?
09 Six Wave Hold-Down
10 Death Doula
11 10th Planet
12 I Need a Doctor
13 Suicide Invoice
14 Having Another?
15 Jericho Sirens
16 - interlude -
17 If Credit's What Matters I'll Take Credit
18 Automatic Midnight
19 No Hands
20 - encore -
21 This Mystic Decade
22 Plenty for All
23 - interlude -
24 Braintrust
25 Hi-Lites
26 Retrofit

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Murder City Devil @ Psycho Vegas, Las Vegas NV, 2017-08-20





The Psycho Vegas festival is mostly a heavy metal kind of event.  But the root of most of that music is just good ol' rock n roll.  Which is why I didn't think it was odd that Murder City Devils were one of the first bands announced for the 2017 line up.  Personally I was stoked.  Based on the number of people that came out to see them on that Sunday afternoon maybe most people weren't. Their loss.

It was weird seeing them up on a giant stage with big Vegas lights.  Having mostly seen them in their heyday playing at dirty dive bars and smaller theater.  They delivered the rock though and the faithful that were in attendance were treated to a fantastic setlist spanning their entire discography.

Enjoy

Murder City Devils

Psycho Vegas
The Joint
Las Vegas, NV (USA)
2017-08-20

Recorded and Mastered By: SxPxDxCx
Source : M10 internals
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (47:00.00)

01 Press Gang
02 It's in My Heart
03 Idle Hands
04 I Want a Lot Now (So Come On)
05 Hey Sailor
06 Somebody Else's Baby
07 I Drink the Wine
08 Cruelty Abounds
09 I Don't Wanna Work For Scum Anymore
10 Dance Hall Music
11 Eighteen Wheels
12 Dancin' Shoes
13 Hey Playboy
14 Rum To Whiskey
15 Broken Glass

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Monday, May 14, 2018

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ Aztlan Theater, Denver CO, 1986-10-31



Another tape out of the Lantz box.  He didn't record this one.  Not sure who did.  I'm sharing this as a piece of Denver and music history.  The sound is a little rough on this one.  Fans only.


Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

Aztlan Theater
Denver CO (USA)
1986-10-31

Recorded: unknown
Source: unknown > cassette
Transfer: cassette > line-in > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (55:14.65)

01 I'm Gonna Kill That Woman
02 From Her To Eternity
03 Stranger Than Kindness
04 Long Time Man
05 Train Long Suffering
06 Knockin' On Joe
07 Jacks Shadow
08 Muddy Water
09 The Singer
10 Your Funeral, My Trial

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Love Battery & Spell @ Seven South, Denver CO 1992-04-10



The year was 1992.  The grunge backlash wasn't in full swing yet and tons of bands were trying to get on the cash band wagon.  To say that the market was over saturated would be an understatement.

Lots of great bands got overlooked despite major label exposure.  This show from a Lantz Barbour tape includes two of those bands.  One from Seattle and one from Denver.

Love Battery out of Seattle put out a bunch of albums in the 90s but never got much traction. 

Spell out of Denver put out one amazing album on Island Records and a couple 7 inches and nothing else.  Spell featured  Garrett Shavlik from the Fluid on drums and vocals, Tim Beckman (guitar, vocals), Chanin Floyd (bass, vocals).  The last two went on to form a great band called the G.E.D.s

The club Seven South turned into the Hi Dive in the aughts.  Enjoy.

Love Battery

Seven South
Denver CO (USA)
1992-04-10

Recorded: Lantz Barbour
Transfered and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Realistic SCP-29 > cassette
Transfer: cassette > line-in > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (58:46.51)

01 Easter
02 Foot
03 Sometimes
04 Damaged
05 Cool School (Trane of Thought)
06 See Your Mind
07 Between The Eyes
08 Highway of Souls
09 Out of Focus
10 - unknown song -
11 Side (With You)
12 Feet
13 - unknown song -
14 - unknown song -
15 KCSU Station IDs

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

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Spell

Seven South
Denver CO (USA)
1992-04-10

Recorded: Lantz Barbour
Transfered and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Realistic SCP-29 > cassette
Transfer: cassette > line-in > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (26:36.66)

01 Safe
02 Superstar (fades out) ^
03 More (fades in)  ^
04 interlude
05 (untitled) +
06 Mom
07 interlude
08 Outta The Woodwork % 
09 Straight To Hell
10 instrumental (unknown title)

^ incomplete songs
% unsure if this is the correct song title. Not on their only release.
+ this is the untitled bonus track on the bands only CD

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Slayer @ Mammoth Events Center, Denver CO, 1991-01-19



Here is another tape out of the Lantz box.  I was excited about this tape particularly since I had been to this show.  Way before I was recording shows myself so it was fun to relive it.

Once again Lantz did a great job with the gear he had.  Sounds to me like a fix position recording. He was able to set his tape deck down somewhere and not move it.  Barely any phasing or other changes in tone.  Really nice tape of this era of Slayer.

This show happened days after the start of the first Gulf War in Iraq.  Tom mentions it in intro to a few of the songs.  Tom is extra chatty and there are many a classic piece of stage banter from him on this.  Band it tight as hell and the set list is top notch.  Raining Blood right into Black Magic!!!!

I recall it was below zero freezing in Denver the night of this.  Just brutal.  Tom mentions that too.
Testament opened.

Enjoy

Slayer

Mammoth Event Center
Denver CO (USA )
1991-01-19

Recorded: Lantz Barbour
Transfered and Mastered:SxPxDxCx
Source: Realistic SCP-29 > cassette
Transfer: cassette > line-in > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (92:41.71)

01 Raining Blood
02 Black Magic
03 War Ensemble
04 Blood Red
05 Postmortem
06 Skeletons of Society
07 Seasons in the Abyss
08 Die by the Sword
09 Dead Skin Mask
10 Spirit in Black
11 Expendable Youth
12 Born of Fire
13 Mandatory Suicide
14 Captor of Sin
15 Chemical Warfare
16 - encore -
17 South of Heaven
18 - give me the fucking banner -
19 Angel of Death (end fades out)
20 Kerry King KCSU station ID

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

7 Seconds @ Riot Fest, Denver CO, 2015-08-28




Well I just heard that 7 Seconds is calling it a day.  Kind of a bummer.  Reminded me that I had this set tracked out on my hard drive and had never shared it for some reason.

Well better late than never.  Enjoy.

7 Seconds

Denver Riot Fest
Stock Show Complex
Denver, CO (USA)
2015-08-28

Recorded and Mastered by: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (35:35.00)

01 New Wind
02 We're Gonna Fight
03 I Have Faith In You
04 You Lose
05 Not Just Boys Fun
06 This Is the Angry
07 Here We Go Again Kids
08 - interlude -
09 Still Believe
10 Exceptional
11 Here's Your Warning
12 If the Kids Are United (Sham 69)
13 Regress No Way
14 Leave a Light On
15 Young 'Til I Die
16 Walk Together Rock Together
17 99 Red Balloons (Nena)

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Monday, March 19, 2018

Diamianda Galas @ Reynolds Theater, Durham NC, 1994-02-17


Another Lantz tape.  This one peaked my curiosity as soon as I saw it.   Diamanda rarely tours so the odds that I ever get to see her are pretty slim I would guess.

She is pretty out there so have a taste for the avant garde before diving in.

Diamanda Galas

Judgement Day

Reynolds Theater
Durham, NC (USA)
1994-02-17

Recorded: Lantz Barbour
Transfered and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Realistic SCP-29 > cassette
Transfer: cassette > line-in > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (83:45.15)

01 Were You A Witness
02 Were You There When They Crucified My Lord
03 Let My People Go
04 Judgement Day
05 My Love Will Never Die
06 Insane Asylum
07 My World Is Empty Without You
08 Cris D´Aveugle
09 See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
10 Gloomy Sunday
11 Dark End Of The Street

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Helmet @ Mercury Cafe, Denver CO, 1992-07-31


From the same honey hole of recording that brought us the last Sonic Youth post.  Here is a Lantz tape of Helmet at the Mercury Cafe in Denver CO on July 31st 1992.  A couple of months into the tour for In The Meantime.

They are road tight and just nail these songs to the wall.  Crushing. 

Sadly I wasn't at this show.  I didn't see Helmet until the Betty tour I think.  Maybe with Melvins?  The 90s were a pretty amazing time for music.

Lantz once again delivers a really nice sounding recording.  I can only imagine how loud it was in there.  What a treat to get to hear this after all these years.  Thanks Lantz for the loan of the 1st gen cassette masters and the chance to share these with the world.  Watch this space for a bunch of uncirculated shows.  Enjoy

Helmet

Mercury Cafe
Denver CO (USA)
1992-07-31

Recorded: Lantz Barbour
Transfered and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Realistic SCP-29 > cassette
Transfer: cassette > line-in > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (56:31.53)

01 Role Model
02 Your Head
03 Distracted
04 FBLA II
05 Better
06 Ironhead
07 Give It
08 Blacktop
09 In The Meantime
10 Unsung
11 FBLA
12 Rude
13 - encore -
14 Turned Out
15 Bad Mood

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Friday, March 16, 2018

Sonic Youth @ Red Rocks, Morrison CO, 1992-09-21


This is kind of exciting for me.  I went to this show back in 92 way before I was making recordings of shows or had even thought that it was something I would do.

I met Lantz at a Drive Like Jehu show a few years about and he might have mentioned that he had some tapes.  I can't recall.  A couple years later he emails me saying he has a box of live cassette tapes and wanted to know if I could do some transfers.

He had a bunch of great stuff from the late 80s early 90s including this Sonic Youth show at Rec Rocks.  So I agreed to take on the project.  Watch out for a bunch of posts from this box of tapes in the near future.

I recall that I went to see this show mostly because I was a big Primus fan at the time.  They were touring behind Seas Of Cheese still. But I was curious to see all the bands.  I recall being pretty blown away by Sonic Youth.  Super fun to be able to relive that show after so many years.

Latnz did a really nice job capturing this show.  Which is not always so easy at Red Rocks.  Enjoy.


Sonic Youth

Red Rocks
Morrison CO (USA)
1992-09-21

Recorded: Lantz Barbour
Transfered and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: Realistic SCP-29 > 1st gen cassette
Transfer: cassette > line-in > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (68:33)

01 100%
02 Kool Thing
03 Shoot
04 Teenage Riot
05 Sugar Kane
06 Genetic
07 Theresa’s Sound-World
08 Youth against Fascism
09 - anti Amendment 2 talk -
10 Swimsuit Issue
11 Drunken Butterfly
12 White Kross
13 - encore break -
14 JC
15 - interlude -
16 Expressway
17 Nic Fit (Untouchables)

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD

Monday, February 19, 2018

Acid King @ Three Kings Tavern, Denver CO 2017-06-17





Here we have Acid King live at last years Electric Funeral Fest Vol.2 at Three Kings Tavern. It was my first time seeing Acid King after being a fan for a long time.  They did not disappoint.  Heavy!!

Looking forward to this years Electric Funeral Fest with Weedeater and a SPEEDWOLF reunion!!!

This turned out really nice I think so enjoy.

Acid King

Three Kings Tavern
Denver, CO (USA)
2017-06-17

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Audition > FLAC & MP3
Time: (60:12.39)

01 Intro
02 Silent Pictures
03 Infinite Skies
04 Laser Headlights
05 Red River
06 2 Wheel Nation
07 Electric Machine
08 Coming Down from Outer Space

LINK TO MP3 DOWNLOAD