Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
November 7, 2007
taper: Edgar (email@example.com)
source: AT831 > SP-SPSB-2 (rolloff @ 107 Hz) > Edirol R-09 @ 44.1 / 16-bit
location: Orchestra ROW O - seat 306 - mics on hat (18th row dead center FOB)
transfer: SD Card > SD Slot > PC > Soundforge 7.0 > Cdwave > mkw > shn
02. She's Only Happy In The Sun
03. Needed You Tonight
04. Say You Will
05. Hoochie Coochie Man *
06. Excuse Me Mr.
07. Fight Outta You
08. In The Colors
09. Church House Steps
10. Gold To Me
11. Whipping Boy
12. Younger Than Today
13. Having Wings
14. Ben's addendum
01. Use Me ^
02. Put It On Me
03. Where Could I Go
04. Paris Sunrise #7 >
07. Breakdown !
08. Like A King >
09. I'll Rise
* Muddy Waters cover
^ Bill Withers cover
! Tom Petty Cover
1st of all - HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE !
2nd - Here's a BIG THANK YOU to whomever was responsible for adding this show to the tour itinerary after El Paso got cancelled.
This was easily the best behaved Arizona audience I ever been a member of at a BH+tIC show.
(Show was on a college campus and NO alcohol was served...MOST in attendance were really into the show)
Apparantly, Ben felt a bit differently, at least about one member of the audience (listen to "Ben's addendum").
This was also IMO quite possibly the best performance BH+tIC's have ever given in AZ.
Attending this show was an amazing experience, with the exception of having to drive to Tucson (our state's armpit).
Ben was ON from he moment he took the stage until his final bow/wave goodnight.
The band had no trouble keeping up with and feeding off of him as well, they were absolutely magnificent all around.
Out of 20+ shows,spanning the past 12 years, I have seen them perform at this level only 2 or 3 times.
With a career spanning setlist and some killer covers...this was really a special gig, and one to remember.
Finally, here's a shout out to the asshole who felt the need to recently criticize Ben for
his "lack of showing up" for this show on the bh.net forums. Apparantly, he was at a different BH+tIC show.
Coincidentally, he is admittedly the guy who yells "WHERE'S YOUR BLANKET?" quite audibly on the recording.
I thought of editing it out so he didn't get the pleasure of hearing himself during the show's playback,
However, I figured I'd leave it on there so the whole world can hear just how stupid you sound when you barbarically
shout things like that at concerts :-)
notes compiled by edgar 12/5/2007