This is a slight upgrade of the torrent found here:

It has been prepared for us by is what he did:

"This show has now been tuned, as it ran quite fast/sharp in any previous editions, and the tracks now all start
with music, rather than long applauses and silences. I haven't applied any noise reduction or EQ to any
of this. The music is untouched, other than the necessary pitch correction done to the whole thing to
the best of my ability. That, in turn, slowed it down a bit in the process, back to where it was first
performed and heard. "I believe I'm presenting this in much better condition than that in which it currently

"I wish I knew the name of the original taper and seeder for this set from when I got it in 2005 so I
could thank him/her. I imagine I did at the time I got it in one of these DimeEZ incarnations. It was a
very well preserved source, considering the date and probable circumstances, although not without
some hiss. Perhaps they'll leave a comment and say "Hi!"

"Thanks to Cyrus who seeded the version at Dime which proceeded this, from his own traded source,
but which we confirmed to be as close to identical as we could determine. I really like the teamwork
and camaraderie here among the whole Dime community! So glad to be able to get another classic back
out to the world in the best condition available."


So, on behalf of the good "Professor", and without further ado, here is the good "Captain".

Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
February 16, 1978
Aztec Center, The Back Door, San Diego State University,
San Diego, California, USA
Goody Pitch-Corrected, Retracked Edition

First Show, audience;
Quality: very good

Liberated boot (no lineage) > cdex-wav > dBpoweramp-flac

Goody's additional lineage:

2005-07-01: Pitch fixed - was 67 cents sharp:
dBpoweramp (WAV) > Cool Edit Pro (Pitch Bender -67 cents) > Trader's Little Helper (FLAC level 8)

2009-09-01: Completely retracked:
CD Wave Editor (Split tracks) > Cool Edit Pro (Retrack, other small edits to smooth transitions) >
Trader's Little Helper (FLAC Level 8, ffp)

TT: 51:34

01 [04:07] // Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
02 [04:04] Harry Irene > Band Intros
03 [06:38] Click Clack
04 [02:05] A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond
05 [02:45] The Dust Blows Forward 'n The Dust Blows Back
06 [04:57] Floppy Boot Stomp
07 [04:36] Owed T'Alex
08 [03:12] Crazy Little Thing
09 [03:03] My Human Gets Me Blues
10 [05:14] Veteran's Day Poppy
11 [05:12] When I See Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy
12 [05:42] Big Eyed Beans from Venus > Outro //