Band: Canned Heat
Date: Saturday, March 21st 2015
Bootleg Title: Broken Bass Boogie
Recording Equipment: Olympus LS-10 Linear PCM Recorder
Mic Position: in front of my chest, underneath my T-shirt
Location: 1st row, dead center
Recorder Settings: Mic Sens low, Low Cut off, Mic Zoom Set Standard
Lineage: internal Mics -> Olympus LS-10 (PCM WAV 44.1kHz/16bit) -> PC -> Nero Wave Editor -> FLAC Level 6
Edits: general volume adaption, special volume reduction on the first 2 songs, equalizer, fade-in & fade out, cut out of some short clips (of audience screams or silence) between songs, track split, flac level 6
- Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra: drums, voc (on tracks 1, 3)
- Larry "The Mole" Taylor: bass, (slide) guitar (on tracks 4, 5, 12, 13)
- Dale Spalding: (clean) guitar / harp / voc
- John Paulus: lead guitar / bass (on tracks 4, 5, 12, 13)
Met the band in the afternoon, it was a great vibe in the audience, and one of the best Heat gigs I've been to. Also, I was stading front row, the acoustics were good! After 'On the Road again' Fito says "Dankesch�n, alright!" and after 'Time was' Fito says something about "having a little problem", later "some technical difficulties"; during the song a technician could be seen between Fitos feet adjusting something at the bass drum or the hi-hat - all while playing! Just before 'Going up the Country' Fito says "We'll take you up the country just like over here, this is up the country, definitely!". After the song, Dale says "Vielen Dank!" and announces the next song, 'Oaxaca' (altough it has many signature riffs from 'Huautla' from their 'Hallelujah' album, so this probably is a different title for a slightly alternated version of the song). Fito adds "It's a song about mushrooms" and you can quietly her me saying "Narrische Schwammerl?!", then one of the musicians plugging in a guitar and me commenting "Tack, drin is er!" (~"Crack, it's in!"). After that song, Fito says something that "this'll take a few minutes" as Larry had broken a bass string (!) during 'Oaxaca' (with a few of us cheering) and you can hear me saying "Jo, waunn der so w�d sp�t...!" ("Well, when he's playing so wildly...!") and Dale adding "So this is not a Las Vegas show, ladies and gentlemen... we dont have 3 basses, you know, set up... 'cause, I know, we're a family, right, we're all right?!". Then you can hear me saying "Boogie break!". Later there's some boomy noise with me explaining that this came from the strings getting into contact with the magnet (the guitar pickup). Then Dale asks "So how are we doin' so far, alright?" me shouting "Boogie! Yeah!" and he asks again "Is that all?", me shouting "No!" and he continues "So let me hear some!" and later you can hear me shouting "Boogie!" again. Right before Dale says "Gonna tell you 'bout the chicken shack!" you can hear me saying "Chicken Shack" and after it "Oh yeah... wooook!". Before 'Future Blues' someone in the audience shouts "Prost!" ("Cheers!", not clearly audible in the recording) to Fito who was taking a sip and you can hear him replying "Before it was Cocaine... now it's Coca-Cola!... Aaaarr!". Prior to 'Let's work together' Dale asks "Are we alright? ... Are we working together?! ... How about some peace and love, y'all?" and Fito says "This is one of our famous hits right here in Europe... I guess it was number 3 in Austria, long time ago.". After the song Dale says "Vielen Dank! Thank you for making us feeling so welcome, we appreciate it! ... You all were beautiful, beautiful country! We love it here, we do!" and then he introduces the band members. In the first verse of the 'Boogie', as usual, Dale includes the town and sings "We're goin' up to Ternitz..." twice. After the Boogie the audience cheers for more and after some time they come back a second time (well, they hadn't left the stage completely), and Fito says "Well okay, thank you very much, we'll do one more, one more!" and Dale adds a little later "Alright, Blues lovers!... Our kind of people!". After the song "Alright, well, thank you so much, vielen Dank!" and announces that "a DVD is coming out", referring to a recording of the gig in Bonn, Germany, just a few days earlier (March 16th) - in the meantime this gig has been released on a CD+DVD package under the title "Songs from the Road"! Go out an buy it, if you like Canned Heat and this bootleg!
How to identify my recording:
After 'The Stumble' Dale says: "Yeah, we've been over here for a little while now and we're finally getting over our jetlag so... we know where we are now!" and after some time you can hear me saying "Ternitz!" and then Fito announces "This is from our Future Blues album" - me: "Yeah!" - "...way back 1970... our environmental song" to which you can hear me saying "So sad!" and Fito continuing "about the World's in a Tangle... it was true then, and it is still true now!". After 'Oaxaca' Larry needed to re-string his bass, see the special notes above for distinctive comments!
Soundquality: lively audience recording, not too much interference from the audience 9/10
01 On the Road again (6:04)
02 Time was (4:18)
03 Change my Ways (4:01)
04 Don't know where she went (She split) (4:53)
05 The Stumble (5:11)
06 So sad (The World's in a Tangle) (7:13)
07 Going up the Country (3:56)
08 Oaxaca (7:04)
09 Chicken Shack Boogie (5:03)
10 Future Blues (4:09)
11 Christo Redentor (10:33)
12 Rollin' and tumblin' (5:26)
13 Let's work together (4:17)
14 Band Intros & Encore Break (2:11)
14 Refried Boogie (16:03)
15 Have a good Time (3:52)
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