Neil Young
April 27, 1991
LA Sports Arena
Los Angeles, CA

A Tapegeek Master Recording/Hitwitstuff2 Upload!

Maxwell XLII-S 100 cassette, Sony 09 Stereo Mic, Sony D6 Recorder->LUXMAN K-111 HX Pro Stereo Cassette Deck->Audacity (Levels adjusted, tracks created, no EQ).
flacs created with Switch, MD5 file created with xACT.

To comply with DIME rules “Love to Burn” and “Roll Another Number”, Which were released on the “Weld” part of “Arc/Weld” have been excluded from this upload.


Its a long weird path that brings these recordings to DIME. It starts in 1997 when on a work assignment in Los Angeles I started talking with a co-worker named Scott and it turns out that he’s into lots of the music stuff I’m into and he’s a taper! Its almost the final days of this project and Scott appears one morning with a Paper Grocery bag filled with first gen copies from master recordings of Replacements, Husker Du, Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Meat Puppets, Butthole Surfers, Robin Hitchcock…..I got dizzy. I had only three or four days to get them all copied and that could only be done while on my ten hour turnaround between work; thats the time I should be sleeping. I went crazy dubbing with my dubber and cassette to DAT with my other set up (instead of sleeping). I didn’t get em all, but I got all that was very important to me. Fifteen years later, I uploaded one of these “Scott Paper Bag” shows to Dime and told this story. Turns out Scott is on Dime as “Sporkpie” and identified himself to me. I also met his friend who is also on Dime. He goes by Tapegeek. Those first gen copies that were in the bag were mostly copies of Tapegeek (and his friend and fellow DIME’r Peewee’s) master recordings. Tapegeek coincidently is in the same profession as myself. Small world, huh? Well, guess what. These are his recordings off of his master cassettes that we are now going to enjoy and share so lets reward Tapegeek for handing over his master, for trusting me and for his generosity. Lets get some great comments.

If you have ever heard this recording of this show before, it is because I used to trade cassettes with people all over the world, and so dubs of this master have made the rounds - I have been waiting for a very long time for someone like hitwitstuff2 to help me out with getting these shows properly digitized and shared, and so many thanks are due to him - share your recordings folks!!!

I had seen Neil Young only once before at the Greek Theater in LA in 1989 but this was the first time that I had seen him with Crazy Horse - he was touring with Sonic Youth opening for him, and I was hearing crazy great reviews of the shows - the crowd was usually booing Sonic Youth when they opened, and then Neil would come out playing louder and crazier than SY was - now he ended up getting sick, and postponing some shows, so by the time he came back to LA, Social D was opening instead of SY - we walk in, the guy checks our tickets and keeps leading us closer and closer to the stage on the floor - I had no idea that the tickets were that good!

Neil's playing was just savage, sometimes brutal - he was having such a good time and rocking out so hard - it was awesome! My only regret is that 2 songs of this show have been officially released (insert boilerplate here) and so have to be deleted for this DIME release - anyway, enjoy!

Please trade this show freely, but do not alter the files or any of the info, do not convert the FLACs to MP3s unless it is just for your own personal use, and above all do not sell this recording in any way! - Tapegeek

1. Hey Hey My My
2. Crime in the City
3. Blowin’ In The Wind
Love to Burn (released on Arc/Weld album)
4. Cinnamon Girl
5. Mansion on the Hill
6. Fuckin’ Up
7. Cortez the Killer
8. crowd
9. Powderfinger
10. Love and Only Love
11. Rocking in the Free World
12. crowd
13. Like a Hurricane
Roll Another Number (released on Arc/Weld album)

Images for all shows as well as full size images for this show.

Images for this show:

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