Acid Mothers Temple
April 24th, 2014
Washington, D.C.

Roland Edirol R-09 (onboard mics, low-cut on, AGC off) > WaveLab (Puncher (low density, 75% effect, 0% output gain) + SL-1 StereoExpander (100%) + levels normalized) > CDWAV (tracks split and saved as .FLAC level 8 ) > foobar2000 (ReplayGain)

Location: First two songs: Table front of soundboard. Thereafter: Standing rear-left of soundboard.

Taper: ZaPenguin (zappa.penguin(AT) or

SOUND QUALITY: A-/B+ - A bit of fuzz/saturation on the low end, but it's a nice, warm saturation, and could be a lot more annoying. A bit muddy but nothing's inaudible, and there's a minimum of crowd chatter (as is usually the norm for D.C. audiences!)

Tsuyama Atsushi: monster bass, voice, cosmic joker
Tabata Mitsuru: guitar, maratab
Higashi Hiroshi: synth, guitar, voice, dancin'king
Shimura Koji: drums, latino cool
Kawabata Makoto: guitar, voice, speed guru

Cotton Casino: synth, wild dancing on all songs

01. soundcheck [4:28]
02. Intro Jam [8:21]
03. tuning [1:08]
04. Unknown Song #1 [16:07]
05. tuning [1:21]
06. Unknown Song #2 [9:43]
07. Kawabata's Pink Reflections [3:31]
08. Pink Lady Lemonade [9:34]
09. Chinese Flying Saucer [11:20]
10. Cometary Orbital Drive > Speed Guru [12:56]

"Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (and subsequent offshoots) is a Japanese psychedelic band founded in 1995 by members of the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective. The band is led by guitarist Kawabata Makoto and early in their career featured many musicians but by 2004 the line-up had coalesced with 4 core members and frequent vocal guests.

The band have a reputation for phenomenal live shows, and releasing frequent albums on a number of international record labels, as well as the Acid Mothers Temple family record label which was established in 1998 to document the activities of the whole collective."
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia which every 14 year old has edited.


Cotton Casino as an unannounced special guest! Without a doubt a must-have for Cotton fans. I haven't had much time to sink my teeth into the "new" songs, so I can't offer much in the way of ruminations. This is without a doubt the shortest Pink Lady Lemonade I've ever witnessed - including the "Nocturne", it's not even 15 minutes in length. I daresay this was a slight disappointment (even if it led into a great Chinese Flying Saucer).

It's early in the tour, so hopefully Pink Lady will only get better from here! Definitely a change of pace having the Acid Mothers start off on the East coast - will be exciting to hear them at the end of the tour in Philly to see just how it's evolved from these relatively-inauspicious, humble beginnings.

Do not sell this recording. Do not buy this recording. Do not sell this recording, then buy it from yourself.

Dynamite Children: Respect

Torrented by the taper: ZaPenguin

email - zappa.penguin(AT)
web - (always woefully out of date)

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