The Bangles
Downtown Stage
Pershing Square
Los Angeles, CA
August 4th, 2012

"Hazy Shade Of Summer"


For: ijwthstd. Thanks for hanging out with me and being my wingman. Tapers helping tapers!

Lineage / Equipment:

25' from rail directly in front of LH stack / fob -> 6.5' h -> slavesound omni's -> custom bb - no bass
roll-off -> edirol r09 (44.1/16) -> sandisk 16gb class 4 sd -> reader -> audition 3.0 - slight level boost
(+4 dB l / +2 dB r) (no normalization) -> har-bal 2.3 moderate eq (bass attenuate, treble boost) -> cd wave
editor (track split) -> tlh (flac 8, etc...) -> DIME -> you -> sense of enjoyment -> sharing is caring ->
support the artist (yes) -XX convert to mp3 (no!!!).

Taper: mixter_

K.I.L.L. = Keep It LossLess


01. Anna Lee (Sweetheart Of The Sun)
02. Some Dreams Come True
03. Manic Monday
04. Ball N Chain
05. If She Knew What She Wants
06. Restless
07. Hazy Shade Of Winter
08. September Gurls
09. He's Got A Secret
10. Under A Cloud
11. Going Down To Liverpool
12. Eternal Flame
13. Get The Girl*
14. Walking Down Your Street
15. Watching The Sky
16. Open My Eyes
17. Ride The Ride
18. In Your Room
19. Hero Takes A Fall
20. Encore Break
21. Walk Like An Egyptian / Magic Bus

* includes band introductions

Compositions originally by:

"Christopher": 03
Jules Shear: 05
Simon & Garfunkel: 07
Big Star: 08
Katrina & The Waves: 11
Nazz: 16
The Who: /21

The Bangles are:

Susanna Hoffs: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Vicki Peterson: Vocals, Lead Guitar
Debbi Peterson: Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Claves on 21, Acoustic Guitar on 11, 12 & 21,

Derrick Anderson: Bass
Greg �Harpo� Hilfman: Keyboards, Piano, Organ, Drum Machine on 11, 12 & 21.
John Klatsche: Tambourine, Bells, Maracas, Finger Cymbals

The band / performance:

The girls reconvened on their hometown turf to play a free summer concert to a capacity crowd of 2500+ at Downtown L.A.'s smallest park,
Pershing Square. I got off work early, so I came to the park over 2 hours early. In response to the asshole who tried to cut the line, "I AM THE
DOUCHEBAG THAT ARRIVES 2 HOURS EARLY TO SEE THE BANGLES!". I was at the front of the line ahead of a group of "Banglettes" who arrived very
early as well. We were treated to a brief soundcheck (Sorry, not taped) that included portions of "Anna Lee", "Manic Monday", and "Hazy Shade Of
Winter" all present here in the show. They spent a great deal of time sorting out Susannah's vox and guitar mix in her stage monitor. Fast forward
to the concert... The girls sounded excellent some 30 years on and their sunkist harmonies were still on the mark. Vicki interacted well with the
crowd, still the energy level of the audience was rather low. Thankfully, those in my immediate vicinity including fellow Dime contributor ijwthstd
were clearly their to see / hear the show and not to talk about their most recent experience at the dry cleaners or "Taco Bell".

The recording:

After my rather unsatisfactory experience with crowd noise two weeks prior at The Fixx / Modern English performance I decided to take a different
approach and lined up with the venue's left speaker. I was a little more than 20 feet away with nobody obstructing my line with the speaker with
the exception of a few latecomers walking into the VIP section blocking the lower stack. So, this is a left channel "stack tape". Not completely
mono but still not much stereo separation here. What is here is extremely clear given the circumstances and very enjoyable IMHO. Very little crowd
except during the much quieter "If She Knew What She Wants" and "Eternal Flame" you can hear a few distant murmurs in the background.

The pop sound at 0:50 during "Manic Monday" is actually the guitar tech plugging in one of Susanna's guitars without checking the levels first. Oops!

Of note:

I have only seen the girls perform live once before when they were on-stage guests of Duran Duran during their Strange Behaviour Tour in 1987.
They performed an acapella version of "If She Knew What She Wants" with Simon.

Of interest:

Vicki also served a brief stint in that other girl band from L.A.

Please support the band:

Buy the excellent new album "Sweetheart Of The Sun"

See a live show.

Thank-you for listening.