Ozric Tentacles
Ed- guitar, synth
Jon- flute, voice
Brandi- synths
Justin- bass
Metro- drums
The Middle East Restaurant and Cafe
(downstairs room)
Cambridge, Mass.
March 17, 2005
performance quality: B+
recording quality: B+
source: master audience tape
setlist: disc 1 56:15
1: intro jam > jurassic shift
2: chewier
3: O-i
4: disdots
5: synth jam
6: white rhino tea
7: coily
disc 2 64:29
8: ta khut
9: pyramidion
10: plasmoid (aborted, they messed it up)
11: oakum
12: kick muck
13: bolshem
14: sploosh
Naka. CM-100 microphones >
Tascam DP-1 DAT recorder >
Maxell 120 min. DAT tape >
soundforge 4.5 > CD >
CD extractor (to WAV) >
FLAC 6 > torrentially yours.
This is a complete uninterrupted recording of the
opening night of Ozrics 2005 U.S. tour, the 1st time
I ever saw a show on St. Patty's day (guess I'm not
very Irish, huh?) and it was a fun time. What better
way to kick off a spring concert season than with
some tentallation? the 1st time I posted this (2008),
it was with incomplete and some incorrect set titles.
There may be a "sunscape" and/or a "tidal convergence"
meshed into here somewhere, but the titles listed here
should be correct this time. If not, I'm sorry (and an
Ozricidiot). This was my 6th time seeing and
recording them, the sound in the Middle East
downstairs room is bad, the walls are all concrete.
I actually like the upstairs room sound better, but
it's a smaller room. This was made behind most of
the crowd, the mikes were on stands so the crowd
noise is not very loud and there was nothing
between the mikes and sound system so it
comes through clearly. Not much bass though,
but enough to hear the new drummer and bassist
(new at this time) who sounded pretty good.
Some nice jams in this show, ta khut, pyramidion
and oakum were the highlights (imho) bolshem
and disdots sounded nice. The bassist is from Boston
area. Some good new songs here (at the time).
I'm looking for the night after this at the
Higher Ground in Vermont, if anyone has it, please post.
That place had a major sound system renovation just
before that show. The sound system in the Middle East
sounded okay, but the room itself needed a renovation
for better acoustics.
Do not sell this recording.
Trade freely and losslessly.