Firebyrds (with Gene Clark)
1985-01-13 Hartford, Connecticut Rockinghorse Cafe (M1-SBD+AUD matrix mix)
::: FOLDER ONE ::: Soundcheck / Rehearsal :::
01. You Showed Me
02. Dixie Flyer
03. Get Your Gun
04. One Hundred Years From Now
05. You're Gonna Miss Somebody
06. Ain't Livin' Long Like This
07. Hot Burrito #1
08. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star
09. Eight Miles High
::: FOLDER TWO ::: Performance
First Set :::
01. Fair & Tender Ladies
02. I Tried So Hard
03. Gypsy Rider
04. Silver Raven
05. She Darked The Sun
06. Rodeo Rider
07. Kansas City Southern
08. Full Circle
09. Train Leaves Here This Morning
10. The Rain Song
11. Mr. Tambourine Man
12. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
Second Set :::
13. Here Without You
14. She Don't Care About Time
15. When I Set You Free This Time
16. You Showed Me
17. Dixie Flyer
18. Get Your Gun
19. One Hundred Years From Now
20. You're Gonna Miss Somebody
21. Ain't Livin' Long Like This
22. Hot Burrito #1
23. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star
24. Eight Miles High
Total Time ::: 2:51:43
::: EXC & interesting SND/AUD matrix of complete evening with some mix issues problematic at times. Check samples for personal quality judgment, GC stoned factor or fabulous gleeful glimpses.
::: Warts: The mix ain't optimal. Bar talking audible in AUD mike. Turn down the bass just a bit. Surely missed some dropouts/dull spots.
::: Soundcheck/rehearsal in a separate folder inside.
::: This first Gene Clark matrix I've ever seen, but I coulda missed one!
::: Guess I have another night but it's in hiding at the moment....
::: If you know the taper, you'll recognise his dulcet tones signing off in style in Japanese in the last split second....
Recording Information ::: unknown stereo tape recorder with direct soundboard feed (right channel) & Nakamichi 100 with CP4 cap microphone (left channel) -> master cassettes (soundboard right channel) & (audience left channel) -> 1st generation Maxell XLII-90S cassettes, Dolby B on.
Playback 2012-10-xx ::: 1st generation Maxell XLII-90S cassettes on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & speed adjusted (pitched!) for individual recording, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL professional CD recorder -> CD-RW, no track splits -> computer -> EAC secure mode (logs made) -> wav file(s) -> Audacity (normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch / dropout / bump / pop / click / dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, further speed fixes if necessary, NO equalisation) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded week of 2013-03-01.
Further mastering notes: SBD channel missing a lot of the mix, some things also low in AUD channel. Bass high in both & pedal steel low in both. Original tape sounds strange with total separation, so I remixed it to stereo. DELETED 13 seconds of mike check (no music) at the start of soundcheck & 27 seconds at end of 1st set with MC talking only - both due to commercial music still playing in the club. Tape flips after show versions of "I Saw Your Face Again", "Mr. Tambourine Man", "You're Gonna Miss Somebody". Brief audio glitches during soundcheck (SBD,cable,mike bumps) at 3:36, 14:59, 15:07, 30:20 (minimised). Channel phase adjusted (+1287 to to compensate for huge delay between SBD line feed & AUD mike). Not checked 100% for issues so I may have missed some dull spots or other small pops that could have been fixed. The computer processing alone for this one took almost 20 hours.
Line-up ::: Gene Clark - acoustic guitar, vocals // Mike Clark - drums // Jack Carchio - guitar // Burt ? - guitar // Tom ? - bass // ? - pedal steel guitar // Paul Nigro - sax.
Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
CoolSonics 221 ::: Thanks to the original taper & trader! As he was for some probably thousands of gigs in CT for years, our man B*r*h*w was at the soundboard wheel on this evening. This one hails from his archives. A man with a lifelong taping mission in life! I pulled some all nighters in his digs, runnin' them decks & traded many tapes with him in the 80s. ::: Corrections welcome ::: This one goes out to barndoggs & myshadow for being supportive, friendly & quite informative - good folks to have around. This was not Gene at the top of his game, but here he's still alive & making some fine music in places & there are some moments to feed on for sure. As always, hope you ENJOY!
Kudos to Zongo for life support, Lochner for mikes&more & Fast Freddie for runnin' Video Dick's Record Emporium with the bathroom office full of tape decks. Thanks to Hanwaker (few among us can keep his pace). Mountains of gratitude to Davmar, D.White, Sanchez, Elliot, The Florida Kid, Kloiber, Zingg, JTW, Bershaw, Boston Gold, Dixon, Moore, Gough & SO many more for all that collecting & sharing... Royal thanks to The Man In The Palace, Doc Tinker, Brinkhoffs, Barely Eatin', Reel Master Gaule, Parrish & all the traders who housed me thru my music acquisition & travel years. Hats off to Brother Kent, Uncle Jake, Little Queenie (& her neighbor Frank) & his honor Ptomaine Thomas. Glasses raised to Byron for musical horizon expansion & much obliged to J & Thurston for keepin' my concert fires burnin' since my continental shift. Thanks to the Mods for keepin' DIME alive. Enjoy, share, give, spread peace. Yers truly, Knees
Do whatever you want with it except sell it, 'cause that ain't cool!