Lockport Log Jam
Lockport, Illinois
August 4, 2012

Recorded by Roy Martin very close (just underneath) the amps using a set of Core Sound
Stealthy Cardioid mics plugged into a Zoom H2n recorder.

Captured as a 24-bit/96kHz WAV file. Transferred to the hard drive using a
common card reader.

Cool Edit Pro used to Normalize to 95%, downsample to 16-bit/44.1kHz & misc.
fades. No other manipulation to the sound file, so salt & pepper to taste.

CD Wave Editor used to split the large WAV into tracks.

Trader's Little Helper used to correct SBEs ('-fixed' removed from the filenames)
and encode to FLAC (Level 8).

All-in-all, a pretty damn good capture. A little hot in the beginning, but I soon got
my levels good. The mix had a nice balance, the vocals clear & unobstructive
audience only between songs. A brutal rain storm during the afternoon suggested the
show would not go on, as Ray mentions early in the set. But, all was clear by the
evening, albeit a little muddy. The material is really outstanding, and very very
Doors-like without being an imitation. Ray and Roy focused on their new material,
but I was happy to hear Ray perform "Crystal Ship" solo because it's my favorite
Manzarek keyboard piece. Ray sings "Kick" with a credibility of a guy who's been
there/done that in terms of dealing with the loss caused by hard drug use. I can't
help but be mildly amused as Ray remains the Ultimate 60s Hippy, with his references
to free love and smoking grass. But, what else would you expect from one of the
founding members of The Doors? "Riders On The Storm" fit it very well as an encore,
and not just because of the weather. It was played with a bluesy/funky feeling that
fit in perfectly with the other newer material. In fact, as I listen to this, I can't
help but detect a clean transition with melodic similarities from The Doors' "L.A. Woman"
album to "Translucent Blues." And, that's not a bad thing, folks.

TOTAL TIME: (81:33)

[01] intro
[02] Hurricane
[03] Fives And Ones
[04] Game Of Skill
[05] Patron Saint Of Pain
"Let's here it for white powder. Or, in your case, crystal meth."
[06] Kick
[07] Those Hits Just Keep On Comin' (inc. Down By The Riverside)
Tension (false start)
"As I sit here dumbfounded, wondering what I am supposed to do."
[08] The Crystal Ship (Ray solo)
[09] Tension
[10] Greenhouse Blues
"A deadly instrument"
[11] Blues In My Shoes
[12] New Dodge City Blues
[13] River Of Madness
[14] e: Riders On The Storm

The Manzarek-Rogers Band is:

Ray Manzarek (vocals, keyboards)
Roy Rogers (vocals, guitar)
Steve Evans (bass)
Kevin Hayes (drums)

Support these uniquely American artists. They're one-of-a-kind!

Absolutely go out and purchase "Translucent Blues"

Anything less than a 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV is a monkeyfuck.

Images for this show:

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