1980-12-20 LATE SHOW

WHISKEY-A-GO-GO, Los Angeles, CA.

01. Apes Ma
02. Hair Pie Bake III ( Bass/Sax )
03. Don on Tape
04. Hair Pie Bake III ( Bass/Sax )
05. Nowaday's A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
06. Hot Head
07. Ashtray Heart
08. Dirty Blue Gene
09. Best Batch Yet
10. Safe As Milk
11. A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond
12. Don and Crowd
13. One Red Rose That I Mean
14. tuning
15. Doctor Dark
16. Bat Chain Puller
17. Sheriff Of Hong Kong
18. tuning - Crowd - Don
19. Suction Prints

total time approx. 67:27

The Band . . . .
Captain Beefheart Don Van Vliet vocals, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, chinese gongs
Eric Drew Feldman bass guitar, synthesizer, mandolin, mellotron, electric piano
Robert Williams drums, percussion
Richard Snyder guitar, slide guitar, bass guitar
Jeff Moris Tepper guitar, slide-guitar

2nd Gen Aud.
Maxell XLII-S Tape > Onkyo Deck > TDK DA-3826 > CD-R > PC > .wav > Audacity 1.3
( for speed correction ) > .wav > Traders Little Helper Flac level 8 > dimeadozen

transfer - mcchocchoc / jbk

This is the Late Show from the second night ( two nights in a row, two shows each night ). The recording is a bit "hot", but the sound is still pretty excellent. I had not listened to this tape for many years because my copy ran very, very fast. I am happy to share this speed corrected version, as this is a great show. The band is raging and Don is also really "on" here. The vocals are awesome. Don is intense in his delivery, getting more into it as the show progresses. The vocal fade out at the end of 'Doctor Dark' here is incredible. The room is silent and Don really kills it ! Following that amazing, fading finish quickly Don starts 'Bat Chain Puller' with a roar. Very cool. The band intros follow Bat Chain Puller.

After 'Sheriff Of Hong Kong' Don wishes everybody a Merry Christmas and even shouts a
"Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho" ! This is another show in which Don is very chatty and quite funny.

Interesting start here, Eric plays the Hair Pie Bass solo all the way through and then he starts it up again as Don joins in on Sax. They finish that and eventually Don plays a tape recording of himself through the mic. After that they play Hair Pie again ( bass and sax only ) !

Last year the Late Show from the first night was shared out here. Let's hope the Early shows do the same.

Aside from the occasional out of tune guitar, this is one of the better performances by the 80/81 band ! A very enjoyable listen. Have fun.

Much thanks to the taper and all of my old trading friends.

March 06, 2011.