Friday, June 7, 2019

KMFDM @ Gothic Theater, Englewood, CO, 1991-05-21

Haven't posted anything from the Lantz archive for awhile.  Here is a fun one.  KMFDM live at the Gothic Theater back in May of 1991.  On tour for the Naïve album.  

Pretty sure this is the complete set.  A couple other shows from this era include Piggybank in the set.

Again pretty good quality n light of the source equipment.  Very listenable.  Had a good time working this out up to post.  Enjoy.


Gothic Theater
Englewood CO (USA)

Recorded: Lantz Barbour
Transfered and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: ? mics > Realistic SCP-29 > cassette
Transfer: cassette > line-in > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (67:50.71)

01 Godlike
02 Naïve
03 Friede
04 Die Now-Live Later
05 Achtung!
06 Split
07 Liebeslied
08 Go To Hell
09 Godlike (Chicago Trax version)
10 More & Faster
12 Crazy Horses
13 Virus
14 - Sasha KCSU Station ID -


Monday, May 27, 2019

Slobberbone @ Duffy's Tavern, Lincoln NE, 2005-03-06

Thought I had lost this show forever due to a hard drive crash years ago.  Lost a bunch of recordings from 2005.  Found another big live Slobberbone collector online.  And when I contacted him initially he didn't have this show.  Fast forward a few months and he messaged me saying he had just received it in a trade and sent it too me.  Glad to have it back so I figured I would post it up.

This was billed as Slobberbone's last tour.  Band was calling it quits.  No Denver date so I drove to Nebraska to catch them one more time.  Was not disappointed it was a fantastic show.  Only bummer was Two Cow Garage were supposed to open up and couldn't make it.  Would have been my first time seeing them,    Plus side we got a nice long Slobberbone set.

This was recorded with the mic placed on top of a hanging pool table light.  I think it sounds pretty nice and the crowd isn't too chatty.  Enjoy.


Duffy's Tavern
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Recorded by: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (02:01:14)

01 - introduction -
02 Placemat Blues
03 That Is All
04 - last road show -
05 Bright Eyes Darkened
06 Find the Out
07 - Dark intro -
08 Dark As A Dungeon
09 - requests -
10 Engine Joe
11 Billy Pritchard
12 Some New Town
13 Dunk You In The River
14 - Dukes Of Hazzard -
15 Lazy Guy
16 - interlude -
17 Pinball Song
18 - interlude -
19 Lumberlung
20 Gimme Back My Dog
21 Front Porch
22 Evil Eye (Rolling Stones)
23 - interlude -
24 (I Can Tell) Your Love is Waning
25 Your Excuse
26 - Hell is For Children -
27 Springfield, IL
28 Barrel Chested
29 Cartoon (Soul Asylum)
30 I Can't Stay Sober (The Showoffs)
31 Shoot You Dead
32 I Can't Stay Sober (reprise)


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Monolord @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2019-05-02

Caught some of their set at Psycho Vegas last year.  Chose to go watch All Pigs Must Die instead.
Too many bands not enough time. 

Was excited to catch a headlining set in Denver a few weeks back.  I think their records are fantastic but Monolord excel as a live band.  This is the best way to experience bands like this.  Smallish room, stoked crowd, loud PA blaring. 

Love seeing metal at the Hi Dive too.  Great room for it.  I think it sounds really good in there.
As a result this turned out really nice.  Enjoy


Hi Dive
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded By: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-200N > Niaant IPAs > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (65:24.64)

01 - intro -
02 Where Death Meets the Sea
03 Lord of Suffering
04 Audhumbla
05 Dear Lucifer
06 The Bastard Son
07 Rust
08 Empress Rising


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Big Business @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2019-04-24

I just love what these guys do.  They are a not to be missed band when the come through town.

Always fun to see a drummer setup sideways on the stage so you can really see them go to work.

This turned out really nice I think.  Enjoy.

Big Business

Hi Dive
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded By: SxPxDxCx
Source : MBHO KA-200N > Niaant IPAs > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC > MP3
Time: (59:55.66)

01 Own Throats
02 Blacker Holes
03 Let Them Grind
04 Lonely Lyle
05 - Green Light -
06 Time and Heat
07 Heal the Weak
08 Just As The Day Was Dawning
09 Horses


Friday, April 19, 2019

Queens Of The Stone Age @ Ogden Theater, Denver CO, 1999-04-19

This is the 20th anniversary of the first time I recorded live audio at a concert.  I had been thinking about doing it for awhile.  I was way into live recordings and at this point I was buying a few of the unauthorized CDs that were floating around.  I had an website for trading CDRs and was starting to acquire a good collection.

I vaguely knew what it took to make recordings.  I had copies of a cassette with Slayer and Megadeth's sets from the Redrocks Clash of the Titans tour stop that my friends cousin had made. It was pretty rough but a fun listen. I though I could do a better job so it planted a little seed. 

Then years later I meet a guy at a Foo Fighters in 96 or 97 who I saw messing with his DAT tape deck.  He was a bit cagey but nice enough to answer some questions for me about his gear.  That really peaked my interest and I started looking into gear.

My first foray was a minidisc recorder and some small coresound binaural mics.   I did a few test runs at home but the first in the field run was at Smashing Pumpkins show with Queens of the Stone Age opening.

I botched the Pumpkins recording and don't think I'll be sharing that one but I managed to capture 99% of the Queens of The Stone Age set.

I hadn't listened to this recording for a long time and I recall it being way worse than it is.  My gear wasn't quite equipped to handle the loud volume of a big show like that so there is some clipping and distortion.   I've polished it up as much as I could and it's more than listenable. 

I figured it was a nice enough to share a a glimpse into where I started on this odd hobby.  It's been a fun 20 years and I have seen and recorded so many amazing things since then.  I have also met a ton of fantastic people over these years in relation to live music that I call friends to this day.

I don't get out and record nearly as much as in my heyday but I don't stopping anytime soon either.  It's become as much of an obsession as a hobby. 

So here is my first recording every.  Enjoy.

Queens Of The Stone Age

Ogden Theater
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered SxPxDxCx
Source: Coresound CSB's > Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: Sony MDS-JE330 (Analog) > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Time: (34:31.37) 

01 Avon (fades in)
02 Regular John
03 How to Handle a Rope
04 Mexicola
05 The Bronze
06 Millionaire
07 If Only
08 You Can't Quit Me Baby


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Cannibal Corpse @ Oriental Theater, Denver CO, 2019-03-01

Capital B Brutal death metal show on Friday.  Decibel Magazine's annual tour has a ridiculously stacked line up this year.  The Denver stop featured Blood Incantation, Necrot, Morbid Angel and the mighty Cannibal Corpse.  Hands down one of the very best meal packages I have ever seen.  Every band slayed.  So much fun.  Great crowd too.

I'm enjoying seeing shows at the Oriental lately.  They have really fixed it up and gave the sound system a much needed boast.  Great room. 

Go see live music.  Buy merch direct from the band and help keep art alive. 

Cannibal Corpse

Oriental Theater
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (73:08.47)

01 - intro -
02 Code of the Slashers
03 Only One Will Die
04 Red Before Black
05 Evisceration Plague
06 Firestorm Vengeance
07 Scourge of Iron
08 - interlude -
09 Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead
10 The Wretched Spawn
11 Devoured by Vermin
12 - footbal interlude -
13 Kill or Become
14 A Skull Full of Maggots
15 I Cum Blood
16 Make Them Suffer
17 - interlude -
18 Stripped, Raped and Strangled
19 Hammer Smashed Face


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Yawning Man @ Hi Dive, Denver CO, 2019-01-25

Still kicking myself for missing Fatso Jetson at the Hi Dive last year.  No good excuse.  When I saw Mario Lalli was bringing Yawning Man out on tour I knew I didn't want to miss that.

They did not disappoint.  Killer set for the crowd of faithful. 

If you ever get a chance to see any of Mario's bands don't miss it. 


Yawning Man

Hi Dive
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (61:31.09)

01 - unknown title -
02 The Black Kite
03 The Revolt Against Tired Noises
04 Ghost Beach
05 Perpetual Oyster
06 Skyline Pressure
07 Misfortune Cookies
08 Violent Lights


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Reverend Beat-Man & Sister Nicole Izobel Garcia @ Pipers Opera House, Virginia City NV, 2018-04-15

Slovenly Records / Sticker Guy's Debauch-A-Reno Fest 2018 was a ton of fun.  Saw a bunch of killer bands.  Bought some great records.  Had a fun time bopping around Reno.

Big treat for me was the chance to get to see Reverend Beat-Man twice.  I think the last time he rolled through Denver was 2010ish.  He doesn't make it over to the USA very often.  This time he brought his partner in crime Sister Nicole Izobel Garcia. 

This show was a festival wind down show South of Reno in the mountains in the town of Virginia City.  An old mining town with an old opera house and lots of character.  And characters.

Short but sweet set.  Enjoy.

Reverend Beat-Man & Sister Nicole Izobel Garcia

Debauch-A-Reno Fest
Piper's Opera House
Virginia City NV (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: AT933 >SP-SPSB-1 > M10
Transfer: M10 > USB > Adobe Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (32:52.58)

01 Get On Your Knees
02 I Have Enough
03 Come Back Lord
04 I Never Told You
05 Jesus Christ Twist
06 Macorina
07 - I see The Light intro -
08 I See the Light


Friday, February 1, 2019

DTK-MC5 @ Bluebird Theater, Denver CO, 2004-07-09

I just finished reading Wayne Kramer's fabulous autobiography The Hard Stuff and was inspired to pull this recording out of the archive to check it out.  I had kinda forgotten about it.  I recalled that night as being a bit of a mess and not that great.

For those of you not familiar with this band.  Wayne Kramer wanted to pay tribute to his friends/band members from the MC5 that had passed. Fred "Sonic" Smith and Rob Tyner.  Original MC5 members Dennis Thompson and Michael Davis played drums and bass.  Various second guitarists and vocalists joined for the multiple legs of this tour.  This Denver show had Evan Dando (Lemonheads) and Mark Arm (Mudhoney) handling vocals and Marshall Crenshaw filled out the lineup as the 2nd guitarist.

Dando wasn't well behaved on this tour and was eventually fired in Japan.  I recall not being impressed by him at this show and Mark Arm carrying the weight of the performance.

What I had also forgotten was that I had gotten a soundboard recording that night.  Listening back now Dando wasn't as terrible as I remembered.  Pretty great sound on this.  I sweetened up the EQ a bit.  Enjoy.


The Bluebird Theater
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: SBD > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Audition > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (95:49.09)

01 - intro -
02 Tonight
03 Ramblin' Rose
04 I Can Only Give You Everything
05 Sister Anne
06 Call Me Animal
07 Shakin' Street
08 High School
09 Over and Over
10 Future-Now
11 Teenage Lust
12 Looking At You
13 The Human Being Lawnmower
14 Kick Out The Jams
15 I Believe to My Soul (Ray Charles)
16 Starship
17 - encore -
18 Miss X
19 Back In The USA
20 Rocket Reducer No 62
21 I Want You Right Now
22 The American Ruse


Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Meteors @ Benders Tavern, Denver CO 2006-08-09

A little blast from the past back when The Meteors came to Denver as part of their very small US tour in 2006.  We were one of around 5 dates total.  So this was a treat.  The Meteors just never came over to the US very much. 

It's been awhile but I recall that it wasn't a large turnout but it was a very enthusiastic crowd.

Miss seeing shows at Benders it was always a fun time.  The vocals are a bit low on this but I think overall it sounds really nice.  Enjoy.

The Meteors

Benders Tavern
Denver CO (USA)

Recorded and Mastered: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC
Run time: (63:57.62)

01 - warm up -
02 Hell Aint Hot Enough
03 Maniac
04 Fire Fire
05 Li'l Red Riding Hood
06 Maniac Rockers from Hell
07 I Hate People (Anti-Nowhere League)
08 When Darkness Falls
09 Bertha Lou
10 Wolfjob
11 I Don't Worry About It
12 Chainsaw Boogie
13 Domino (Roy Orbison)
14 ? Give Back My Heart ?
15 Insane
16 ? instrumental ?
17 Blue Sunshine
18 Michael Myers
19 The Crazed
20 Rawhide
21 Get Off of My Cloud (The Rolling Stones)
22 Slow Down You Grave Robbing Bastard
23 Wreckin' Crew
24 Rockabilly Psychosis
25 Lonesome Train