Kinks 1979-09-15 Minneapolis MASTER

The Kinks
September 15, 1979
The Auditorium at
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2 Shure SM57 mics>Sony TC-D5 stereo recorder>Maxell UDXLII cassette>Yamaha-KX330 tape deck>Terratec-EWX soundcard>EAC-WAV>EAC-FLAC

Taper: Minnesota Mike

This is straight from the mastertape. I have not done any EQing, filtering, editing, or any kind of tampering with the sound.

I don't put sound ratings on these uploads -- I'd prefer to have somebody independent (such as yourself) judge that. So, after you've downloaded and listened, post a comment on the sound quality.

Minnesota Mike made audience recordings of shows in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area between 1978 to 1985. He used a stereo Sony TC-D5 tape recorder and two Shure studio microphones, top-of-the-line equipment in those days. He recorded shows just for himself and never made copies. I met him years later and he allowed me to trade tape copies around 1993. Later when the technology became available, I traded some on CDR. So some of the copies that are out there are second generation or more, and some are digital copies of the master. I wasn't a very active trader and, in fact, some of Mike's tapes have never circulated. The digital copies I'm uploading now were made in 2006 with azimuth adjustments on the tapedeck and a Terratec EWX soundcard to the computer. Mike's tapes are often mistaken for Soundboard or FM sources -- but they are not, they are audience recordings.

It appears that the first 4 songs are missing: Sleepwalker, Life on the Road, Permanent Waves, Lola.

01 Misfits
02 Low Budget
03 Superman
04 You Really Got Me
05 A Gallon of Gas
06 Celluloid Heroes
07 All Day and All of the Night
08 Pressure
09 Twist and Shout
10 Catch Me Now I'm Falling
11 Live Life
12 (coda)