an afternoon of chat and music with
David Bowie- guitar and vocals
Reeves Gabrels- guitar
WBCN Studios
Boston, Mass.
Sept. 30, 1997
live FM broadcast
and "Late night with Conan O'Brien" TV show (N.Y.C., with full band)
April 11, 1997 (audio of TV master cassette)
radio show runtime: 40:39
Late Night TV runtime: 19:21
total runtime: 60:01 (minutes/seconds)
1: introduction and talk 5:29
2: always crashing in the same car 3:12
3: talk 20:49
4: the supermen (just a riff of it) > dead man walking 3:04
5: talk 3:46
6: scary monsters 3:51
7: closing comments :25
8; talk (Conan) 8:19
9: dead man walking (Conan) 7:09
10: I'm afraid of Americans (Conan) 3:53
WBCN- FM radio > Yamaha 500 reciever with digital tuner and wire antenna >
Nak. 100 cassette deck (dolby off) > Maxell XLII-S master cassette >
played on Nak. 300 into soundforge with realtek soundcard (WAV) >
flac (sb's aligned) > torrentially yours.
recorded, digitized and posted by glasnostrd19.
A this and that production.
David and Reeves perform in front of a small audience in a studio and
chat some with the audience. This recording is complete except the first
few seconds of the track 1 introduction. Quality is crisp and clear.
track 4 has a bit of explanation from David how a riff he got from Jimmy
Page many years earlier helped him put both those songs together.
(yes, even David Bowie learned something from LZ's guitarist).
this was the day before the 1st of 2 shows at the Orpheum Theater in Boston,
(with his full band) and there is mention of the webcast of one of those.
It was my 1st ever attempt to see a webcasted concert, and I never got to
see more than an occasional broken apart note. live concert webcasting
was still a very primitive art in 1997 (apparently) but I later heard the
shows were very good ones. Boston has always appreciated David Bowie,
even playing a "secret gig" at Avalon (1996?) which I've never heard.
this is the 1st time this recording has been posted (September 2009).
Since it's a short set, I also included Conan O'Brien TV appearance of
April 11, 1997, which fits with this because one of many subjects of
mention in this radio show was track 10 (IAOA). The Conan appearance is
complete, lineage is the same except from TV (cable) instead of FM radio.

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