The Kinks
US Festival
Glen Helen Regional park
Devore, Calif
Sept 4th 1982 (2nd Day)

Mics: Sennheiser 2002 Binaural headset
Deck: Sony TCD5M Pro Cassette
Source: 1st Gen Cassette

Transfer: PB Pioneer CT-F1000>ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card>Audacity 2.0 @96k/24bit>Export to 44.1k/16bit Flac8>TLH SBEs Fixed>You

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Quality (A) EX Sound
The sound system at the US Festival was so good, most tapes range EX or better.

Ray Davies
Dave Davies
Mick Avory
Jim Rodford
Ian Gibbons


Disc 1:
01 Intro
02 Around the Dial
03 The Hard Way
04 Where Have All the Good Times Gone
05 Catch Me Now I'm Falling
06 Destroyer
07 Yo,Yo
08 Lola
09 Entertainment
10 Low Budget
11 Back to Front

Disc 2:
12 Art Lover
13 Celluloid Heroes
14 Come On Now
15 A Gallon of Gas
16 Till the End of the Day
17 Bernadette
18 All Day and All of the Night
19 Pressure
20 You really got me

This show is a must have! The energy is off the scales!

Davies: "I'm on a low budget. What did you say?"
(He points the microphone at the crowd.)

Crowd: "LOW BUDGET !!"

Davies: (visibly impressed if not a little frightened)
"You don't have to shout."

I was lucky to have worked 2 weeks at the 1st US festival in 1982, although I wasn't backstage at the time the kinks were going on, the story was...
Ray Davies was with Chrissie Hynde in his dressing room trailer and would not come out or talk to the stage director, until just before they went on, about 25 minutes late. Bill Graham went through the roof and was threating to drop them from the lineup. (obviously BS)
They did go on, but Bill graham tried to throw them off stage when their assigned time was used up.
You can hear that didn't go very well, they stopped the song, and then spent the rest of the set taunting Bill Graham. -WhaaayOoo-
Bill Graham comes out to call for a encore, his voice rough from yelling backstage.

Chrissie and Ray's daughter, Natalie Ray Hynde was born 4 months later, January 1983.
The Pretenders Played US Festival 83 May 30th 1983.


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