Fabrik (or possibly Markthalle)
Source: unknown cassette deck with unknown mics
Lineage: master cassette > cassette > cassette > hard drive > wav
Encoding: CDWave > flac frontend > flac
Recorded by: Unknown
Transfer by: Pantagruel
File Size: 552 MB (FLAC)
Total Time [01:24:59]
Disc One [40:01]
01. [10:21] Spunk Rock
02. [03:29] What A Night
03. [04:35] Even Visionaries Go Blind
04. [07:41] C'Mon
05. [00:39] crowd and tuning
06. [08:36] Talk About A Morning
07. [04:26] Kerosene
Disc Two [44:58]
01. [00:22] chatter
02. [04:16] Back Together Again->
03. [05:29] Hard Way To Die
04. [00:27] tuning and chatter
05. [01:16] Deke's slide solo->
06. [05:40] The Ride and The View
07. [05:18] Asylum
08. [03:08] Hard Way To Live
09. [09:29] Many Are Called But Few Get Up
10. [01:13] crowd and tuning
11. [08:21] Bananas
Deke Leonard: guitar and vocals
Mickey Jones: guitar and vocals
Martin Ace: bass and vocals
John Weathers: drums
I've had this in my collection of cassettes since the late 80's or early 90's, and I've always wanted to transfer it and seed it. I checked the etree database and I didn't see this in there, so here it is. This is offered in gratitude for all the great Man shows that seeders have put up here on Dime. Thanks y'all, hope you like this one.
This is a decent, up-front audience recording with known lineage. I love the performance. This was an intense era for the band, and they seem to be fired up at this show. There's no doubt that Terry Williams is the greatest drummer ever, but Pugwash tears it up here. Mickey, Deke and Martin are all deep in the pocket.
As always, there are some flaws. "Spunk Rock" cuts in, not known how much is lost. There are some volume fluctuations in that first track while the taper gets levels sorted out. The deck was stopped between some of the songs, I tried to smooth that out a bit. There's a tape flip after "Kerosene" which is a bit abrupt, and that's where I split the two discs. The recording quality takes a distinct turn for the worse for "Bananas," which I think is the encore. It sounds like the taper has moved to the back of the hall. The levels are lower and the sound is muffled.
As always, check samples before downloading!
Long live the Manband!