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WALTER SALAS-HUMARA & Band
with CHUCK PROPHET (Green On Red) on guitar
- April 04, 1996 -
Knust, Hamburg, Germany
** SOUNDBOARD DAT-master, MWM 0217 **
>> the VULGAR BOATMEN, the SILOS, the SETTERS and "I'M NOT JIM" -
FANTASTIC BAND ! INCREDIBLE TAPE ! << w/ samples
This upload is dedicated to the memory of Dime member
"Modix" a.k.a. Richard, who passed away on August 13.
Sylvia wrote a last farewell, from the bottom of her heart:
Nothing left to say (as i'm still beyond words...).
See you, sooner or later, dear "Austrian" friend...
Walter Alan Salas-Humara was conceived in Havana, born in New York City and raised
in Southern Florida. He now makes his home in Flagstaff, Arizona and New York City.
In 1987 his rock band, The Silos, was voted Best New American Band in the Rolling
Stone Critics Poll and over the past 25 years have recorded 12 albums and put in
thousands of days on the road. Salas-Humara began painting as a teen and has always
enjoyed putting paint to canvas.
Hometown: New York, NY
...this tireless trio continues to prove their mettle with a mix of punk, roots,
rock, and sage art-damaged truth telling.
The Silos create a sound that's hard to pin down. According to The Washington Post,
the band creates "powerful earthy pop that sounds like the result of Nirvana riding
on R.E.M.'s tour bus." "The band's austere style inflects the astringent twang of
The Velvet Underground with the drone of R.E.M. and adds countryish echoes that recall
Gram Parsons," offered The New York Times. "We get compared to everybody," says
Salas-Humara. "To some people, we're a country band. To other people, we're a rock
band. To other people, we're an acoustic band. Some people think we're rootsy, and
others think we're arty." He pauses to take a breath and to chuckle at the breadth
of it all. “We're all of those things."
Yes, every one of those descriptions is accurate, a snapshot of the truth taken from
a different angle. The music of Salas-Humara and his bandmates is the sound of ideas,
styles, and maybe even cultures colliding. It deftly combines a big beat with a
nothing-wasted leanness, and it's music that possesses a unique blending of intensity
and approachability, with the ferocious rockers tilting you back on your heels just
as quickly as the hushed, tightly coiled ballads draw you closer.
"Walter Salas-Humara's songs are as straightforward, physically affecting and musically
uncompromising as can be found anywhere in the American pop underground."
— L.A. Weekly
"[the Silos] have the longevity of Neil Young, the tense nervous veneer of Television,
and the tuneful panache of a Cole Porter lyric."
— Sounds (UK)
About this concert:
Our buddy SP - a longtime friend of Walter & Chuck (not to mention all the other
artists...) - was an eyewhitness of three shows Walter Salas-Humara played during
SXSW 1996 (de facto he has seen all them "Swollen Circus" shows in Austin, and an
incredible amount of Walter-related-bands & Silos' gigs worldwide...but his specific
"behaviour of a music addicted person" has nothing to do with this upload here).
In his SXSW diary SP wrote, back then:
11-March-96 Austin,TX - ARC
In front of about 25 invited people the Silos (Walter, Mary,
Daren and Tom) went through a decade's worth of material.
The show was recorded for possible use on a live CD.
12-March-96 Hole In The Wall
The Swollen Circus:
hosted by Walter Salas-Humara and Michael Hall
An evening full of great music with Dan Stuart + Band, Richard Buckner
(solo), David Halley + Band, Michael Hall + Band, Lisa Mednick + Band
Mary (solo), Silos, Tom Freund + Band, Damon Bramblett + Band,
Michael Fracasso (solo), Duane Jarvis + Band and Kris McKay + Band.
The "band" was usually Daren Hess on drums and JD Foster on bass.
But then, everybody seemed to play with everybody else at some point
of the night. It all ended with a great Jam of
"The Werewolves Of London".
16-March-96 The Ritz "SXSW Music Festival"
4pm: Walter Salas-Humara (Waterloo Records)
Walter played mostly stuff from Radar, backed by an excellent band: Daren
Hess (dr), Tom Freund (bass), Mary (violin) and Chuck Prophet (guitar).
Two weeks later Walter and band performed a few outstanding shows in
Europe, just a couple days after Jeffrey Lee Pierce had passed away...
and according to Walter they played THAT NIGHT in the spirit of
the late Jeffrey Lee (just listen the end of track #01 on CD 2).
This is a beautiful tape, recorded by my dear Norderstedt friend Woolfi, from Walter's
two week long 1996 Euro-bandtour to promote his new (back then...) solo album "Radar".
As far as i know, this tour started in Nuremberg and ended @ Paradiso in Amsterdam.
The "Walter Salas-Humara Quartet" was incredible tight - Chuck Prophet on
lead guitar and Daren Hess on drums - same musicians as @ Waterloo. The REAL
SURPRISE here was the bass player: "Zattl" (pronounced: saddle - with sharp
"s" and hard "d"...hahaha...), an extremely talented (and very nice & friendly)
Franconian musician, songwriter, engineer, producer etc.pp. from Nuremberg, Germany...
THIS HERE IS DEFINITELY A MUST-HAVE !
Including all those things a good boardtape should have:
- Walter solo acoustic, just with his guitar, opening and closing the show...
- an excellent band in their prime, full of emotions...bloodcurdling & spine-crawling !
- fantastic music and incredible lyrics by a true (and sadly underrated) master...
- with a few outstanding coversongs: Vulgar Boatmen, Bob Marley and Michael Hall !
- a less-than-half-crowded-room full of really enthusiastic & music interested people...
AND FINALLY NOT TO FORGET:
- a true STEREO soundboard (use your headphones!) - this is quite rare nowadays...
SOUNDS GREAT ? YEAH, IT'S REALLY AWESOME...
FOR THE FIRST TIME OUT OF OUR ARCHIVE,
COMPLETELY UNTRADED, SLIGHTLY MASTERED,
AND OTHERWISE UNALTERED - PLEASE ENJOY!
And don't forget:
CRANK UP YOUR STEREO & FREAK OUT !
WALTER SALAS-HUMARA & Band (the artists)
Knust (the venue)
Hamburg (the city)
Germany (the country)
April 04, 1996 (the date)
Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany and the eighth-largest city in the
European Union.The city is home to over 1.8 million people, while the Hamburg
Metropolitan Region (including parts of the neighboring Federal States of Lower
Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein) has more than 4.3 million inhabitants. The port
of Hamburg is the third-largest port in Europe (third to Port of Antwerp and
Rotterdam), and the eighth largest in the world. Hamburg's official name is the
Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (German: Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg).
It reflects Hamburg's history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, as
a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire, and also to the fact that Hamburg
is a city-state and one of the sixteen States of Germany.
This concert was recorded in the original "old venue" of the KNUST @ Brandstwiete 2,
in the souterrain of "Hallersches Geschäftshaus". At the end of 2001 it was closed
there (after 25 years), because the old business location had to give way to a new
building. The "new" KNUST location @ Neuer Kamp 30, where the club was reopened in
2003, is a former slaughterhouse for beefs...
as far as we know NONE of this torrent was used commercially...
the complete recording:
All songs by Walter Salas-Humara unless otherwise specified.
CD 1 (61:16.04)
solo with acoustic guitar:
1-01. Wide Awake 3:53.25
1-02. You Look Like Sheila 5:30.45
1-03. ...tuning & intro... 1:00.44
1-04. Three, Two, One and More 4:00.24
1-05. Miles Away 4:24.44
1-06. I'm Over You 7:00.45
1-07. All Falls Away 7:08.05
1-08. Find A Way 4:38.03
1-09. -> Caroline 2:54.74
1-10. ...a moment of silence for Jeffrey Lee Pierce... 1:44.55
1-11. It's Alright 3:11.56
1-12. I Won You Won 4:26.48
1-13. Rejuvenation 5:08.07
1-14. ...band intro... 1:21.48
1-15. Commodore Peter -> crowd noise 4:52.06
CD 2 (56:19.46)
2-01. Change The Locks 5:15.29
2-02. Evangeline 9:34.15
2-03. ...crowd noise... 1:47.47
encore 1: with band
2-04. ...banter about drugs & Baton Rouge... 1:45.14
2-05. Porque No 3:10.66
2-06. -> Stir It Up 1:31.03
2-07. -> Let's Take Some Drugs And Drive Around 4:21.01
2-08. ...crowd noise... 1:35.68
encore 2: with band
2-09. ...thank you very much/tuning... 0:18.64
2-10. Tennessee Fire 10:10.36
2-11. Get Out 7:18.37
2-12. ...danke schoen/crowd noise... 1:36.43
encore 3: solo with acoustic guitar
2-13. ...banter/tuning... 0:46.30
2-14. Susan Across The Ocean 6:10.15
2-15. ...final crowd noise... 0:57.28
total: 61:16.04 + 56:19.46 = 117:35.50 minutes
Walter Alan Salas-Humara - lead vocals, acoustic & electric guitar
Charles W. "Chuck" Prophet - lead guitar, backing vocals
"Zattl" Löffler - bass, backing vocals
Daren Hess - drums, percussion
recorded by WS, soundboard to DAT
Soundboard > Analog Cable > 'Line In' portable Sony TCD-D8 (16 bit, SP 48 kHz) >
> DAT (BASF extra 4D-90m, 4mm Data Cartridge, 90 meter/297 ft tape)
DAT (master) > Tascam DA-20 II, digital S/P-DIF out > Oehlbach Hyper Profi Opto Set (optical fibre, TOS-Link) >
> Behringer SRC-2496 Ultramatch Pro
(Ultra-high-resolution 24-Bit/96 kHz A/D & D/A and Sample Rate Converter & Dropouts-/Jitter Remover) >
> converted to 16 bit, SP 44,1 kHz > > Oehlbach Hyper Profi Opto Set (optical fibre, TOS-Link) >
> Terratec Aureon 7.1 PCI - Dolby Digital Live Soundcard with C-Media CMI8768 Soundprocessor Chip, digital S/P-DIF in >
> Motherboard with AMD Multicore Processor, Serial ATA Interface > CD Wave (recording) >
> Harddisc Western Digital with Thermaltake HD Cooler (EVER had a HardDisc burnout ??) >
> lonetaper's secret box of miracles # > CD Wave (tracking) > Traders Little Helper (SB aligned/level 6) > FLAC > DIME
# -> FANTASTIC SOUNDGUY SPIDER NAILED THIS SHOW HERE to digital audio tape...
so NO additional NoiseReduction or EQ'ing was used here, and none
of those compressors, Sonic Maximizers or other psychoacoustic
processors - why ruin another true stereo soundboard masterpiece ?
first the three solo acoustic songs needed a +6,0 dB boost to reach the average
volume of the band songs. Dad then accentuated just all the applause and spoken
passages inbetween the songs, averagely +6,0 dB, reduced some of the instrumental
plug ins, smoothed out some passages and balanced the stereo channels (just a
touch) before he finally finalized (no pun intended...hahaha...) all the labour.
The only further addition to the RAW files was a short fade-in and, at the end, a
fade-out - after all the audience applause, so truly NO MUSIC was harmed or lost.
it sounds NOW completely the way it was distinguishable that night in this venue...
this upload here comes directly from the "Men With Microphones" archives.
if you want to know more about, check the old uploads...lotta stuff to read !
THIS TORRENT IS ALSO DEDICATED TO WALTER SALAS-HUMARA,
all his past & present bandmembers...(R.I.P. Drew),
and our beloved guitar slinger CHUCK PROPHET.
Special thanks to Woolfi, soundguy Spider, Dirk and all involved at GOOD OLD Knust...
Not to forget a very special thanks to SP & his family (Hi, Kate & Kara !) for confirming
not just this ONE songtitle i wasn't able to find out (getting really old...my bones hurt...)
And if there's some interest, maybe there is MORE TO COME...
it just depends on YOUR demeanor, and lotta useful comments ;-)
Walter Salas-Humara: "RADAR"
Singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist, drummer and horticulturist, WALTER SALAS-HUMARA
reflects a diversity of musical inspirations and experiences which mark his sound as unique.
For Salas-Humara, one can cite everything from the musical gatherings of his expatriate Cuban
family to the Velvet Undeground to Big Star to Pavement. Paul Ioro of Cash Box and Downtown
writes that his work "is noted for its casual brilliance, its offhand catchiness, its ability
to be marvelously artful without being arty," and L.A Weekly's Robert Lloyd waxes that Salas-
Humara's songs are "as straightforward, physically affecting and musically uncompromising as
can be found anywhere in the American pop underground."
Walter Salas-Humara was conceived in Cuba, born in New York City, and grew up in South Florida.
At the age of 7, he started playing drums after seeing a GENE KRUPA impersonator on a streetcorner
in Miami's Little Havana. By highschool, he'd worked in everything from free-jazz combos to disco
bands to an act playing cruise ships, but it was the proverbial trip to Colorado at age 17 that
probably changed his musical perspective most. "That's where I started playing guitar," he explains,
"I started writing my own songs right off the bat, because I figured without my own songs I'd be
doomed to a lifetime of playing proms in Saskatoon".
Studying painting at the University of Florida, Salas-Humara formed The VULGAR BOATMEN. Local
critics hailed the band as "grungier than a gym-bag". In various line-ups and permutations,
The Vulgar Boatmen became one of Gainesville's top local attractions, combining their original
songs with film montages and slide projections. Salas-Humara's university career ended abruptly
when MARCEL DUCHAMP appeared before him in a vision and sais : "Les peches marchent dans la rue".
He left The Boatmen (they have gone on to release two fine albums, the first of which Salas-Humara
produced, and are about to release a new one on Blanco y Negro which Salas-Humara sings on) and
full of idealism moved to New York City to be an artist. Two years later Walter Salas-Humara was
driving a truck and had started a band, The SILOS, and a record label, RECORD COLLECT.
Over the years THE SILOS have released five albums, About Her Steps (Record Collect, 1986), Cuba
(Record Collect, 1987), The Silos (BMG, 1990), Hasta La Victoria ! (Normal, Germany 1992) and
Diablo (Normal, Germany 1994). In 1988 The Silos won the Rolling Stone Critic's Poll for Best
New American Band and Bill Flanagan, the editor of Musician wrote : "Someday we'll brag about
seeing The Silos to our grandchildren. They're that good". 1988 also marked the release of Walter
Salas-Humara's first solo recording : Lagartija. The Catalogue commented : "Lagartija is an other
sterling surprise - versatile, a bit too slippery to pin down but has devotion without sentimentality,
sentiment without insincerity, sincerity without sediment". 1990 heralded a major label album debut
and Stephen Holden wrote in The New York Times, "The Silos represent "alternative" rock at its most
compelling. The bands austere style inflects the astringent twang of The Velvet Underground with
the drone of R.E.M. and adds countryish echoes that recall Gram Parsons. Mr Salas-Humura, whose
enigmatic lyrics are so plain-spoken that they have oracular overtones, said he would rather not
explain his songs because he found his own experience of music diminished after being told what
was in the songwriter's mind". The same day, Bill Perry exclaimed in the Gainesville Free Press:
"This band kicks more butt than buckshot in a turkey shoot !".
The Silos spent most of 1992 touring in Europe behind Hasta La Victoria ! album, where their
frenetic live shows drove audiences to break out in hives, throw money, speak in tongues, and
have multiple orgasms. In 1994, in addition to their usual world-wide tour schedule, The Silos
wrote and recorded a new album, released under the title Diablo in Europe and Susan Across The
Ocean in the U.S. 1987's ground breaking Cuba album was also reissued at this time and contains
several tracks not available on the original pressing.
Salas-Humara enjoys getting out and doing solo performances, about which Rob Patterson of the
Austin Chronicle muses : "Salas-Humara writes his songs the same way a Zen master fashions koans,
striving for simplicity while nonetheless being potent enough to send you reeling out into the
mystic. His impromptu show at the South-By-Southwest music Conference was one of the most talked
about sets in the whole festival". Normal's Return To Sender label released a limited edition CD
of one of these acoustic live sets in 1994 entitled Walter Salas-Humara, Lean.
1995 begins with Salas-Humara touring, as always, solo and with The Silos, and writing and recording
songs for a new solo album, RADAR, due out in October. The Radar Tour will begin in Atlanta on
October 25 and continue on the East Coast and in the MidWest for the rest of 1995. January 1996
will be the West Coast and South West, February and early March will be Europe.
Late March - Australia, and April/May will find Walter back in the NorthEast and MidWest.
Few words about RADAR :
On his second solo album, Salas-Humara fuses his oblique story-telling with the gamut of guitar
styles, some deliriously noisy, others gloriously beautific. The soaring violin of Mary Rowell,
the fluid bass of Tom Freund, the gothic organ of Jeff Muendel and the freaky guitar of Kevin
Salem are also featured.
To imagine this album, imagine you are playing the drums in a dark and smoke filled room in the
South. Some people are dancing, some have problems they don't even know about, some are vaguely
familiar. Blessed with right RADAR, it would be possible to deduce the shifting of their points
of view by the shape of the sound returning to you. Try this at home : Howl out the window at the
world. Listen for the reflections. Scream very loud. Make bigger waves. This way you can be sure.
PLEASE support the artists, visit their concerts
and buy all their available CDs & merchandise...
Check out the following websites:
Check out this new project from the founder of The Silos, Walter Salas-Humara, and
Jonathan Lethem, the award winning author of Motherless Brooklyn and the New York
Times' bestseller, The Fortress Of Solitude: "I'm not Jim"
And please check also all our recent other uploads, e.g. these ones:
Torrent #289937 RAY WYLIE HUBBARD wsg. Slaid Cleaves & Carrie Newcomer
Torrent #301765 5 CHINESE BROTHERS - the best kept American secret...
Torrent #302681 NEAL CASAL & Band - SEVERELY UNDERRATED ARTIST w/ a FANTASTIC BAND
Torrent #303462 SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET - the greatest and most influential Tex-Mex group ever
Torrent #304658 RICHARD DOBSON & The State Of The Heart Band - goes BLUEGRASS with Susie Monick
Torrent #305240 TISH HINOJOSA & BAND - a Tejano treasure, definitely THE bilingual "QUEEN OF TEXAS"
Torrent #305465 JACKIE LEVEN & MICHAEL COSGRAVE - whacked-out stories & songs by Scottish CULT ARTIST
Torrent #306116 JO-EL SONNIER & The Shut Outs - the "King of the Bayou" w/ incredible All-Star band
Torrent #306440 RICHARD DOBSON & MARK 'SERGIO' WEBB - March 16, 2010 - elder statesman of Texas Alt.Country
Torrent #308830 RICHARD & LINDA THOMPSON - June 21, 1981 - Folkmusic-Festival, Vienna, Austria
Torrent #309339 SNAKEFINGER a.k.a. Philip Charles Lithman & The Vestal Virgins - November 18, 1983
Torrent #311146 NEW ORDER - April 02, 1984 - Volkshaus, Zuerich, Switzerland ** analog DRS3-FM MASTER
Torrent #313782 Leslie WEST, Jack BRUCE & Corky LAING - April 04, 1973 - Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
Torrent #314290 the RESIDENTS feat. Penn Jillette - May 25, 1983 - Secession, Vienna, Austria
Torrent #319597 JOE COCKER/CHRIS STAINTON BAND - July 08, 1972 - Blosenberg Festival, Wuerzburg, W. Germany
Torrent #319891 BECK, BOGERT & APPICE - October 08, 1972 - Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst, Frankfurt am Main
Torrent #320940 NEAL CASAL & Band - May 22, 1998 - Underground, Cologne, Germany
Torrent #321398 HAZELDINE - September 26, 1997 - FZW, Dortmund, Germany
search for MORE recordings out of this collection...BUT as Leo said: BEWARE - LOTS OF TEXT TO READ !
MY DAD USUALLY SAYS: A GOOD BREEDING SEEMS HARD TO FIND IN CYBERWORLD, NOWADAYS !
please be friendly & polite to me, and i'll be the same to you...twice-pledged !
BUT IF YOU'LL TAKE ME FOR A RIDE, I'LL COME TO YOUR HOME AND THE FUN IS OVER...DEFINITELY !
AND I'M ALWAYS ACCOMPANIED BY MY FRIENDS & BROTHERS - FRANCONIA'S TOUGHEST BIKERGANG
"DARK BECKSTEIN SKULLS" - A SUBDIVISION OF THE AWESOMELY "CROSSED BONES" FROM SOLINGEN.
R.I.P. DENNIS LEE HOPPER - ride on, dear brother, you've always been our hero...
Dime allows alternative versions, I don't own the music, so I can't stop you, but
the correct thing to do amongst tapers/editors is TO ASK FIRST...(C. by scdegraaf)
I SIMPLY CAN'T TAKE A JOKE - CONCERNING BAD MANNERS AND UNGRATEFULNESS ! pythonmonty.
Recorded and carefully stored over the years by Woolfi (all thanks go to him...), mastered by Leo,
transferred & finally uploaded by pythonmonty on DIME, September 29, 2010. This is "MWM 00217"
please consign this info-sheet with the shared music - thanks !