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- September 26, 1997 -
FZW, Dortmund, Germany
** AUD. MD-master, MWM 0216 **
>> 3 AMERICANA GIRLS (& 1 GUY) THAT REALLY KICKED ASS ! FIRST TIME IN CIRCULATION !
COMPLETELY UNTRADED RECORDING -> almofada #005 <- AMAZING STUFF ! << w/ samples
VERY SPECIAL THANKS, from the bottom of my heart, to my dear 'Portuguese'
brother and fellow DIMEr "almofada" for opening his incredible archive.
Working in the German music industry business, back then, he was not
only able to get pretty close to the musicians, during self organized
meet'n'greet actions, instore concerts, promo interviews, etc.pp..
He also had the balls to record a big amount of truly incredible
sounding concerts from the front row, just for his own enjoyment.
HIS COLLECTION WAS, SO FAR, COMPLETELY UNTRADED AND UNCIRCULATED.
This is "almofada #005" - MORE TO COME...
and AGAIN a concert from "desert-island artists" of my dad:
Hazeldine began playing together in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the mid-90's. Shawn Barton,
Tonya Lamm and Anne Tkach moved into a house together, not knowing what the desert stars had
in store. It didn't take long for them to discover in each other a similar drive to create
music. The vocal chemistry between Shawn and Tonya was obvious from the beginning, and
song-writing together soon followed. Anne joined the band a few months later. They found
the vibe. The name found them. Hazeldine was born.
Three dynamic women with very different histories, Hazeldine drew from the influences each
one carried with her to the southwest. The desert is the greatest mirror of the soul, and
Hazeldine held the glass up and took a good look. Pooling backgrounds in country, classical,
folk, punk, and classic rock, they created something entirely new. Achingly personal stories
of loneliness and loss, joy and redemption, Hazeldine's songwriting moves through the listener
like a memory. With minor-key ballads, garage rockers, and broken-hearted celebrations of the
human spirit, the pulse of Hazeldine connects through their songs. These women share that
magical and elusive chemistry that makes good music great.
Hazeldine's debut album "How Bees Fly" was released to much critical acclaim in May of 1997
by Germany's respected Glitterhouse Records. Years of solid touring in both the states and
Europe helped Hazeldine to be named the "Best New Band" by German Rolling Stone in 1997,
being ahead of acts like Wilco, Jewel and the Wallflowers...
This is from Hazeldine's FIRST EUROPEAN bandtour (their very first German gig was on June 21,
1997 at the first "Orange Blossom Special" in Beverungen @ Glitterhouse Records headquarter),
with lots of incredible and truly memorable shows which really kicked ass - what a blast !
Three beautiful ladies and a longhaired guy (mainly on drums) presented THEIR own vision of
Americana and Alternative Country - New Mexico style - adding very tasty covers to their own
sensational songs (a lot of them became earworms you'll never forget in your whole life...).
Hundreds of male (and truly a few female...) concert visitors fell in love with them, not just
because of their 'appearance' or their music - they had this specific kind of humor, always
friendly and open minded, with a high tolerance for alcohol - and finally they had this weed
with the very special flavor (with lots of pheromones, especially AFTER border crossings)...
Y'all remember Frank Zappa's "Jumbo Go Away" ?
- Leo (always with a boner in their concerts...lol)
A few visitors even followed the band from show to show, here's a report from an old webpage:
In 1997 Hazeldine did a lot of shows in Germany. My friend Steffen and I had the opportunity to
see some of them. Each show was different from the others, because at each club the atmosphere
was different. There wasn't always an audience as huge as the band deserved. But this didn't keep
the band from giving their best. An extra forty minutes after the show was no rarity. Shawn told
us that the show in Rostock had been visited only by more or less twenty people. "But the show
we did was really phantastic. There is only one word for that: psychedelic!" At Weikersheim they
played their best show ever. This was Tonya's and Shawn's answer when we asked them about it
before their Düsseldorf show. Two great shows that we missed - a catastrophe!
09/26/97 Dortmund - FZW
The next day - the Dortmund show, our personal favorite. It was a very nice club with a big
professional looking stage and a fantastic lightshow. There was also a great audience.
Hazeldine was as good as we expected them to be. This evening we loved "Fuzzy" and "Summerwine",
the latter became our favorite song during the tour. "Apothecary" has always been great, but
this evening I think it was even better. They also did a song from Whiskeytown (the band which
was touring with them in the US). During every show, on a few songs Jeffrey played the guitar
marvellously. This evening he did a solo that sounded like heaven and hell. We´re sure he would
make a worthy member of Crazy Horse. He has that same "twang" as Neil Young we believe...
- Michael & Steffen
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED TO READ MORE ABOUT HAZELDINE,
HERE YOU'LL FIND A DAMN LOT TO READ (FROM LEO'S VAULTS):
- November 26, 1998 -
Kantine, Cologne, Germany
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AND MORE OF THEIR SONGS YOU CAN FIND HERE:
HAZELDINE wsg. LAZY SUNDAY DREAM aka "LazyDine"
- July 01, 1999 -
Cobra, Solingen, Germany
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FOR THE FIRST TIME OUT OF ALMOFODA'S ARCHIVE,
COMPLETELY UNTRADED, SLIGHTLY MASTERED,
AND OTHERWISE UNALTERED - PLEASE ENJOY!
And don't forget:
CRANK UP YOUR STEREO & FREAK OUT !
HAZELDINE (the artists)
FZW (the venue)
Dortmund (the city)
Germany (the country)
September 26, 1997 (the date)
"FZW" is the abbreviation for "Freizeitzentrum West": http://www.fzw.de
After 40 years the old venue @ Neuer Graben had been closed, final concert
was there on February 28, 2009, and a brandnew one - larger (and better?)
opened with the very same name on September 11, 2009 @ Ritterstrasse...
Dortmund is the 7th-largest city in Germany, located in the Bundesland of
North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. Dortmund is known as Westphalia's
"green metropolis." Nearly half the municipal territory consists of waterways,
woodland, agriculture and green spaces with spacious parks such as Westfalen-
park and the Rombergpark. This contrasts with nearly a hundred years of
extensive coal mining and steel milling within the city limits.
as far as we know NONE of this torrent was used commercially...
the complete recording:
All songs by Hazeldine unless otherwise specified.
CD 1 (48:03.08)
1-01. soundcheck/intro 2:28.15
1-02. Allergic To Love 4:35.02
1-03. My Magdalene 4:35.08
1-04. Postcard 4:58.56
1-05. The Sweetest Gift (A Mother's Smile) # 3:08.19
1-06. ...thanks/somebody needs to give us a joint... 1:14.22
1-07. I'm Lonesome Without You 3:25.43
1-08. Apothecary 6:01.59
1-09. Thailand (Vic Chesnutt) # 3:49.74
1-10. Tarmac 4:12.61
1-11. Summer Wine 4:37.31
1-12. Arlene # 4:55.68
CD 2 (46:10.29)
2-01. ...a very good song for smoking pot... 1:00.04
2-02. Yer Shoes § -> applause 6:45.40
encore 1: +
2-03. ...thanks to the support act/he's not from Dortmund... 1:35.53
2-04. Bastard Son of Medora 4:52.37
2-05. -> Fuzzy -> applause 7:23.30
encore 2: +
2-06. ...message: Tonya dropped a joint/tuning... 1:29.07
2-07. Moonshiner # 4:36.42
2-08. Theme For A Trucker # -> applause 3:24.20
2-09. ...one of our favorite songs we can't remember... 1:23.42
2-10. Reckless # 6:57.50
2-11. -> Whiskey In The Jar 3:16.61
2-12. -> Morning Glory # -> final applause 3:25.18
total: 48:03.08 + 46:10.29 = 94:13.37 minutes
# - unreleased by Hazeldine (last checked 2008)
§ - extremely rowdy version...lots of "fucks" - high sexual (and other) tension !
+ applause partly cutted on master recording, so it was carefully
crossfaded during the mastering, NO music or dirty talk lost...
Shawn Barton - vocals, guitar
Tonya Lamm - vocals, guitar
Anne Tkach - bass, vocals, drums
Jeffrey Richards - drums, percussion, guitar
Stefan Wellmann - tourmanager, driver & sound engineer
recorded by almofada, audience to MD
Sony ECM-717 Micro > portabe Sony MZ-R 1 MiniDisc recorder > MDs master (2 x Sony MDW-74)
MDs (master) > MiniDisc Deck Sony MDS-JE500 , digital S/P-DIF out > Oehlbach Hyper Profi Opto Set (optical fibre, TOS-Link) >
> Sony Digital Audio Tape Deck DTC-60ES, digital S/P-DIF out > Oehlbach Hyper Profi Opto Set (optical fibre, TOS-Link) >
> Behringer SRC-2496 Ultramatch Pro
(Ultra-high-resolution 24-Bit/96 kHz A/D & D/A and Sample Rate Converter & Dropouts-/Jitter Remover) >
> converted to 16 bit, SP 44,1 kHz > > Oehlbach Hyper Profi Opto Set (optical fibre, TOS-Link) >
> Terratec Aureon 7.1 PCI - Dolby Digital Live Soundcard with C-Media CMI8768 Soundprocessor Chip, digital S/P-DIF in >
> Motherboard with AMD Multicore Processor, Serial ATA Interface > CD Wave (recording) >
> Harddisc Western Digital with Thermaltake HD Cooler (EVER had a HardDisc burnout ??) >
> lonetaper's secret box of miracles # > CD Wave (tracking) > Traders Little Helper (SB aligned/level 6) > FLAC > DIME
The Sony DAT Deck DTC-60ES was used to record a "raw" DAT tape with "Super Bit Mapping" for the
MWM-archive AND therefore was looped through between the MD-Deck and the Behringer Ultramatch...
# RAW FILES - so NO additional NoiseReduction or heavy EQ'ing was used here, and none of those
compressors, Sonic Maximizers or other psychoacoustic processors - just (a touch) balanced the
stereo channels, some of the slight volume discrepancies, and finally normalized.
Dad accentuated just all the applause inbetween the songs, averagely -3,0 dB, reduced some
of the microphone & instrumental noises and smoothed out some passages - especially extremely
loud handclaps near the microphone, all the other crazy audience behaviour was left exactly
the way it was that night. The only further addition to the RAW files was a short fade-in and,
at the end, a fade-out - after the audience applause, so truly NO MUSIC was harmed or lost.
this upload here comes directly from the "Men With Microphones" archives.
if you want to know more about, check the old uploads...lotta stuff to read !
And if there's some interest, maybe there is MORE TO COME...
it just depends on YOUR demeanor, and lotta useful comments ;-)
ARTICLE ABOUT THEIR LAST EUROPEAN SHOW '97 THREE WEEKS LATER:
Hazeldine - The Garage, Highbury, London, 17th October, 1997
Back in late July, August time a band called Hazeldine left their hometown of Albuquerque,
New Mexico behind for a lengthy tour of America and Europe. Tuesday night gigging in Dublin
back bar. Tonight winding up the tour in North London. In the small loft bar adjunct to the
Garage the band are struggling against the pecularities of an English sound check. It is a
long tiresome business ironing out the wrinkles before band and the desk man call a truce.
This is the bit most of us don't see. Two support bands cooling their heels waiting in turn.
And me listening to Hazeldine sing bars out of Apothecary for about the sixth time in a row.
Upstairs at The Garage the goosebumps were about to start. I am stood alongside Mark the
cameraman from the 12 Bar who has been hired to shoot video and snap photos tonight. "Shawn
and Tonya sang at the 12 Bar about a couple of weeks ago. They had been to the Borderline to
watch a gig and came over. They borrowed some guitars and got up and did some stuff after the
performers came off stage. Just sang with acoustic guitars, no amps, no mikes, even the bar
closed on them." Sounded like my kind of gig.
North London seems to be the place for farewell nights. When Hazeldine came on stage after ten
tonight they noted that this was their last gig. "Well not our last gig, ever," corrected Shawn
Barton before Tonya Lamm interjected: "Yeah tomorrow we will die in a plane crash going home..."
with a sense of Buddy Holly irony.
It's been a solid tour. Finding the best soundmen in Holland, the audiences a bit more reserved
than those in Germany who seem to have taken the band to their hearts. There is even a German
web site, in German (Hell knows what it says. Only word I understood was Hazeldine). From what
Tonya Lamm said about hanging out with the Croatian mafia a tour diary might become a minor
classic. The American 'No Depression' tour diary on the band's website is a cracker. Tales
laced with Jim Beam and lust as the band magic mark their road map across America. Trailing
right in Kerouac's wake.
Tonight Hazeldine have traded the Croatian Mafia for the record biz people. Hard to spot the
difference as the smiling men in casual wear and umbilical chords mix and mingle. Most of them,
unfortunately, bring their bored girlfriends along. The ones you can hear talking all through
Hazeldine's set. Thankfully there is enough kick in the sound tonight to bury most of it.
Enough supporters to blot it out. For tonight the band have played hard, fast and high. Like
they were half a dozen gigs into a tour rather at the end of a long grind.
The first number was a mess as the band and the soundman got to grips with the mix. Then the
rest sent shivers down my spine. The guitar work tonight just shone. The arrangements came like
a shot of Perfido tequilla poured between my lips, slaked by salt and lime. Smooth as a baby's
bum with a kick like a mule. Twin vocals hung with anguish and despair. Bass and drums exploding
like a powder keg. Guitars scorching lightning between my ears.
Magdalene had me fall down drunk in love with the sound. That two step loping intro, the accented
drop beats from bass and drums, electric guitars leading the dance and Shawn Barton emptying her
soul out across the hall. Stunning. As was Apothecary in all its canyon wide majesty. Anne Tkach's
bass intro, the clipped beat of Jeffery Richard's trap set and the gorgeous push of the stroked
guitars. Shawn Barton sings one sad cowgirl in the sand lament. Tonya Lamm's supporting vocal
floating, perfectly phased across the ether. Magic. Tonya Lamm sings a marvellous, laconic,
whiskey hazed, drifting song called Yer Shoes. She also has the band at full stretch on Postcard.
Dynamite riff, probably borrowed from one of those classic 60s English bands but no matter the
song has great contrasts. Switching between laconic verses and in yer face power chords.
There were so many creative peaks tonight it is hard to sort them all into some semblance of
order. The Ward Bond roll 'em lope of Rosemary Cries, a stonking Tarmac complete with that verse
about Batman, a masterful cover called Fuzzy that was all feedback guitars, gorgeous chords and
Shawn Barton singing her heart out. The Bastard Son of Medora was etched in feedback with a vocal
that rang clear as a bell. Built as solid as an adobe Pueblo. "She lights a blackened candle while
whispering your name, contriving to bewilder, your name she craves to claim." They even did a
song I didn't recognise at all. It was as stunning as the rest and had "crysanthemums" in the
On a high and Shawn Barton asked for tequillas from the stage for the band. None came. This and
the final straw with the sound system, which had been pretty good all night, that turned the set
around. It all ended abruptly. The band were wrongfooted by Anne Tkach's bass blowing out the
monitoring trip switch. These devices keep rock'n'roll within limits set by grey men in suits
who lunch on council expenses. The kind that wouldn't know rock'n'roll if it bit them up the arse.
The resulting confusion led the band to turn the heat down for two more numbers.
"Let's do something really miserable," suggested Tonya. Maybe one was Yer Blues, I wasn't taking
count tonight. They left off then when in hindsight they might have just kicked the set to the
end with another killer song. I had crossed my fingers all night that they would do Drive. Reading
the set list upside down from twenty feet away (It's the carrots, you've never seen a rabbit with
glasses have you?) I could make out DRIVE at the bottom of the list. Not tonight. When Shawn
Barton did come back she took the microphone to say: "Thanks for the tequilla, you bunch of
wankers" before pushing her way through the backstage door.
Failing to get Shawn Barton back onstage Tonya Lamm took the opportunity to sing an accapella song.
It was a beautiful. Perfect ending for a set. I immediately made the connection between the
Applachian region and Ireland. Tonya Lamm sounded like she had been inspired by the Guinness
from the night before. Her rendition would have knocked the punters at the 12 Bar dead.
Hazeldine are labelled 'alternative country' but they ain't alternative to anything. You will
hear all kinds of influences in there. English rock bands, wagon trail country and hefty wedges
of electric guitar that sound how Neil Young might have ended up if he spent his formative years
in the Dingo Bar, Albuquerque instead of Ontario.
For me there is a cinematic quality about the songs. A sense of the dramatic. Some of the
arrangements have the sprawl of a movie set amongst the cactus and pines of the wild West,
others are just hard and fast rockers. Whatever the influences they delivered the dynamics
with the crack of a depth charge. Vocals like peaches. Sometimes they were sparse, sometimes
the music soared. Whatever, it was always electric. Something special. Worth the seventy mile
trip from the south. I went home on the last southbound train, with a pile of drunks bound
for Woking, insulated by a New Mexico soundtrack playing in my head. Next time they come back
I hope they get to play a better venue like the Borderline. Then I'll stand them all the
tequilla they want at the 12 Bar over the road.
- Mike Plumbley
PLEASE support the artists, visit their concerts
and buy all their available CDs & merchandise...
Check out the following websites:
More brilliant "almofada" recordings out of our collection:
almofada # 003: Torrent #300374 TOWNES VAN ZANDT - November 30, 1996
almofada # 4.1: Torrent #307173 TOWNES VAN ZANDT - November 12, 1996 - 24 Bit/96 KHz RAW FILES !
almofada # 4.2: Torrent #307181 TOWNES VAN ZANDT - November 12, 1996 - 16 Bit/44.1 KHz RAW FILES !
almofada # 4.3: Torrent #307284 TOWNES VAN ZANDT - November 12, 1996 - FULLY EDITED & PATCHED REMASTERED
And please check also all our recent other uploads, e.g. these ones:
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Torrent #301765 5 CHINESE BROTHERS - the best kept American secret...
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Torrent #303462 SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET - the greatest and most influential Tex-Mex group ever
Torrent #304658 RICHARD DOBSON & The State Of The Heart Band - goes BLUEGRASS with Susie Monick
Torrent #305240 TISH HINOJOSA & BAND - a Tejano treasure, definitely THE bilingual "QUEEN OF TEXAS"
Torrent #305465 JACKIE LEVEN & MICHAEL COSGRAVE - whacked-out stories & songs by Scottish CULT ARTIST
Torrent #306116 JO-EL SONNIER & The Shut Outs - the "King of the Bayou" w/ incredible All-Star band
Torrent #306440 RICHARD DOBSON & MARK 'SERGIO' WEBB - March 16, 2010 - elder statesman of Texas Alt.Country
Torrent #308830 RICHARD & LINDA THOMPSON - June 21, 1981 - Folkmusic-Festival, Vienna, Austria
Torrent #309339 SNAKEFINGER a.k.a. Philip Charles Lithman & The Vestal Virgins - November 18, 1983
Torrent #311146 NEW ORDER - April 02, 1984 - Volkshaus, Zuerich, Switzerland ** analog DRS3-FM MASTER
Torrent #313782 Leslie WEST, Jack BRUCE & Corky LAING - April 04, 1973 - Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
Torrent #314290 the RESIDENTS feat. Penn Jillette - May 25, 1983 - Secession, Vienna, Austria
Torrent #319597 JOE COCKER/CHRIS STAINTON BAND - July 08, 1972 - Blosenberg Festival, Wuerzburg, W. Germany
Torrent #319891 BECK, BOGERT & APPICE - October 08, 1972 - Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst, Frankfurt am Main
Torrent #320940 NEAL CASAL & Band - May 22, 1998 - Underground, Cologne, Germany
search for MORE recordings out of this collection...BUT as Leo said: BEWARE - LOTS OF TEXT TO READ !
MY DAD USUALLY SAYS: A GOOD BREEDING SEEMS HARD TO FIND IN CYBERWORLD, NOWADAYS !
please be friendly & polite to me, and i'll be the same to you...twice-pledged !
BUT IF YOU'LL TAKE ME FOR A RIDE, I'LL COME TO YOUR HOME AND THE FUN IS OVER...DEFINITELY !
AND I'M ALWAYS ACCOMPANIED BY MY FRIENDS & BROTHERS - FRANCONIA'S TOUGHEST BIKERGANG
"DARK BECKSTEIN SKULLS" - A SUBDIVISION OF THE AWESOMELY "CROSSED BONES" FROM SOLINGEN.
R.I.P. DENNIS LEE HOPPER - ride on, dear brother, you've always been our hero...
Dime allows alternative versions, I don't own the music, so I can't stop you, but
the correct thing to do amongst tapers/editors is TO ASK FIRST...(C. by scdegraaf)
I SIMPLY CAN'T TAKE A JOKE - CONCERNING BAD MANNERS AND UNGRATEFULNESS ! pythonmonty.
Recorded and carefully stored over the years by almofada (all thanks go to him...), mastered by Leo,
transferred & finally uploaded by pythonmonty on DIME, September 09, 2010. This is "MWM 00216"
please consign this info-sheet with the shared music - thanks !