The Flock
1969-06-27 Denver, Colorado Mile High Stadium Denver Pop Festival (M2-AUD)

01. Clown (8:26)
02. Truth// (13:00)

Total Time ::: 21:26

::: Quite enjoyable ambient wide stereo sound. Check samples for or digital appetizers before your Flock feeding frenzy.
::: Warts: Taper cut off deck between songs. Low level AUD talk occasionally. Few non-repairable dropouts & surely missed others. 'Truth' cuts.
::: Festival Day 1, June 27 - Big Mama Thornton, The Flock, Three Dog Night, Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention, Iron Butterfly.
::: Festival Day 2, June 28 - Aorta, Zephyr, Poco, Johnny Winter, Creedence Clearwater Revival.
::: Festival Day 3, June 29 - Aum, Zephyr (unscheduled 2nd appearance), Rev. Cleophus Robinson, Joe Cocker, Three Dog Night, Jimi Hendrix Experience (final performance together).
::: Tickets $6 per day or $15 for all 3 days. has a lot of detailed festival info.
::: Earliest live circulating Flock tape? 24 minute New Orleans '70 gig on Wolfgang's & released '73 Freiberg show (aka '70&'71). Anyone know of more?

Recording Information ::: unknown stereo reel-to-reel recorder & microphones -> master stereo audience reels -> 1st generation VHS Hi-Fi audio tapes -> 2nd generation Maxell Metal 100 cassette, Dolby B on.

Playback 2013-03-01 ::: 2nd generation Maxell Metal 100 cassette on Nakamichi 680ZX cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & speed adjusted (pitched!) for individual recording, heads cleaned & demagnetized -> Sony Linear PCM Recorder PCM-M10 (LPCM 44.10kHz/16bit WAV files) -> computer -> Audacity (normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment mainly from wide stereo spread, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch / dropout / bump / pop / click / dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, NO equalisation) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded week of 2013-03-30.

Line-up ::: Jerry Goodman - electric violin, vocals // Fred Glickstein - electric guitar, lead vocals // Jerry Smith - electric bass, vocals // Ron Karpman - drums // Rick Canoff - tenor saxophone, vocals // Tom Webb - tenor saxophone, harmonica // Frank Posa - trumpet.

Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.

CoolSonics 228 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! My copy from that fine musicologist, GS - Hopefully he is doing well wherever he is in the world. ::: Corrections welcome ::: I have all the recordings of bands from this Festival this source made, some 1st gen. & some 2nd. The ones not commonly around I will try to finish mastering & upload to yr ears in the near future. While never a huge fan of horns (with some fdefintie exceptions), Here's a band that blew my mind when I heard the first album, courtesy of The Record Club Of America. Knocked me out completely. My friend Mr Heister used to rave about seeing this band live (which he did on a number of occasions). Sure wish I had... The Denver Post review of this set at Denver Pop said, "The Flock "took off with the freakiest sounds of the night", which says a lot if you remember that Frank Zappa & the Mothers went on 2 bands later... What we have here is pretty smokin' though reckon it's only half their set... but half is certainly better than none & it's from 1969, presumably only a couple of months after the release of their first album. 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!