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


Mercury Cafe
Denver CO (USA)

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
05 Better
06 Ironhead
07 Give It
08 Blacktop
09 In The Meantime
10 Unsung
12 Rude
13 - encore -
14 Turned Out
15 Bad Mood


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