1982 ( likely June or July ) California



track listing

01. Ink Mathematics ( cuts in and out, very short )
02. Discussion about ICFC Video and more
03. guitar riffs
04. Ice Cream For Crow
05. Cardboard Cutout Sundown
06. Semi-Multicoloured Caucasian
07. talking
08. Ink Mathematics ( false start )
09. Ink Mathematics
10. Ink Mathematics
11. The Host The Ghost The Most Holy-O
12. The Past Sure Is Tense
13. The Witch Doctor Life ( incl. false start )
14. talking
15. Hey Garland, I Dig Your Tweed Coat ( several takes )
16. Hey Garland, I Dig Your Tweed Coat

( tape flip )

17. Hey Garland, I Dig Your Tweed Coat
18. Ink Mathematics ( guitar parts )
19. guitar riffs / parts
20. Ink Mathematics ( band & guitar parts )
21. Semi-Multicoloured Caucasian - talking
22. The Host The Ghost The Most Holy-O
23. Ink Mathematics ( false start / guitar parts / talking )
24. The Host The Ghost The Most Holy-O
25. The Host The Ghost The Most Holy-O
26. The Host The Ghost The Most Holy-O ( with vocal )

total time approx 90 minutes

the band

Don Van Vliet vocals
Gary Lucas guitar, steel-appendage guitar, glass finger guitar
Cliff Martinez drums, percussion
Richard Snyder bass guitar
Jeff Moris Tepper guitar, slide-guitar

unknown (low) gen cassette.
Maxell XLII-S Tape > Sony TC-WE805S > TDK DA-3826 > CD-R > PC > Wav > Traders Little Helper Flac level 8 > dimeadozen

transfer - mcchocchoc

The sound here is very good / excellent, although it is unbalanced as far as the guitars go. The position of the tape recorder picked up one guitar much more than the other. The louder guitar is Gary Lucas. The last few tracks are a bit louder than the rest of the tape.

Not so much a tape for casual fans, as there is a lot of repetition and it is much more of a rehearsal/practice than a "run through" of a live set. That said, there are several complete takes of many songs. Aside from the last track this is all instrumental. Aside from the band, Don is present throughout most of this recording and can be heard speaking often.

At times there are two tape players going, the one recording what is here on this tape and another that they are working off of. That tape features Don humming and singing ideas and/or riffs that the band has to learn. Some of these tracks are really happening, the band sounds great. This is the only "live" document of this line-up, as there was no tour for the "Ice Cream For Crow" album. Eric Drew Feldman was gone, busy working with Snakefinger at the time. Richard moved to bass guitar after playing guitar for the 1980/81 tour. Gary Lucas took the role of 2nd guitarist. Robert Williams on drums was also gone, replaced by Cliff Martinez.

upped at dimeadozen 2010-09-01