"Fools on the hill"
Burg Herzberg Festival 2017
Breitenbach, Hesse, Germany
July - 30 - 2017 (app. 21:00 -> 22:40)
Final show on Mainstage



Rec. Info:
AudioReality hademade stealth mics -> Olympus LS14 (@ WAV 16/44) -> Memorycard -> my HD -> Audacity (edit/volume boost/balance only) -> WAV 16/44 -> TLH8 -> FLAC ->DIME -> YOUR EARS AND MIND...shall live again...
Recorded by dear friend and taper genius Lars from app. 10 meters stage center. Fine recording with just a few chatter audible. Unfortunately the main system's bass seemed to be a bit
distorted but far from unlistenable. All other sounds are fine in the mix. Sorry, no pics from this show, but hopefully somebody will share some...

Spacey's notes...

Well...where to start? Once again, mother nature showed us small humans its real power. Unfortunately at the start of lovely but definitely fucking exhausting Burg Herzberg Hippie
Convention daze it was the wrong side of the medal. As it had rained real heavy since the sunday before, only about 3000 people made their straight way to the campground. After that -
nothing was moving up. So, after our crew decided not to drive there on wednesday but a day later, we ended up at a lovely wood/cornfield some four kilometers from entrance. Yes, we
were lucky about the place to set up our camp, it was a long way to walk. After some more heavy rain on thursday afternoon we decided to walk down into...a sea of quicksand...I remember
humming along the Primus' lines "My name is MUD". Anyway, the bands played and despite even more rain we enjoyed the night. Friday the rain stopped, but the "quicksand" turned into glue
which made every step even more exhausting. Finally on sunday (yes, the name was program) all turned back to almost "normal" conditions, as you could walk and having a good time.
But in my 21 stays at the "Holy Mountain" I've not experienced like that. Anyway, me and all others there will laugh about it soon.
Thanks a lot to the taper crew: My dear friend Lars from Oslo, Propy, Rendel, Blueshacks and Harrie the Fox (didn't see the others!) and to the lovely camping gang of my brother Martin,
sister-in-law Martina, Norbert and Erika, Thomas and Manuela, Olaf, Martina and Achmed from Hangover-City, Martin from Bochum and Reinhard from Muehlheim and the ones I might have forgotten.
Big hands up to the very mellow security and the organizers (somtimes shit happens, do the best of the situtation you're in).
I'll be there next year, no chance I won't do it...because it's HOLY MOUNTAIN TIME!

And now let the music do the talking... SB

So, starting our little bunch of recordings with the "icon of counter-culture" and like we use to name her over here in Germany, Frau PATRIZIA SCHMIDT.
Don't have to tell you, goosebumping performance...ENJOY!

FULL SHGOW (96:29 min.)

01. Wing (5:51)
02. Dancing barefoot (5:41)
03. Ghost dance (6:32)
04. My Blakean year (6:21)
05. Mothers of the disappeared (6:44) *
06. Tarkovsky (The second stop is Jupiter) (9:48)
07. Beneath the southern cross (11:40)
08. Peaceable kingdom (6:10)
09. Summer cannibals (5:20)
10. Pissing in a river (7:02)
11. Because the night (6:40) **
12. Gloria (9:44) ***
--- Encore ---
13. People have the power/Ovation (8:50)

almost every song has a long introduction by Patti

* U2 song
** Bruce Springsteen/Patti Smith song
*** Them song


Support this awesome band, go to their shows, buy all the stuff your microbus can carry!
Do not convert to lossy files, unless for personal use. No lossy net use! Flac rules!
If you spread keep lineage/taper info intact. It's us tapers who give you this recording for free!
If you sell (this recording) ... no more love in your life!


Patti Smith - vocals, guitar, piano
Jackson Smith - guitar
Tony Shanahan - bass
Seb Rochford - drums, percussion


Uploaded to DIME by Spacebandit 2017/08/02