1985-03-17 Berkeley, California University of California KLAX-FM 90.7 FM Radio Studios (M2-FM or pre-FM M2-ST)
Solo acoustic(!) in-studio performance with interview segments
01. Pacing At The Station ->
02. Say It Ain't So Joe
03. ========================== conversation with Scott & Jenny the DJ ==
04. Girl With The Guitar
05. ========================== conversation==
07. ========================== conversation==
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx SONG OMITTED "Curse Of The Frontier Land" (Not on my tape - Unique rough album mix version)
08. Any Other Hand (partial version - Scott gives up!)
09. ========================== conversation==
10. I've Tried Subtlety (*)
11. ========================== conversation==
13. ========================== conversation==
14. Back Of A Car
15. ========================== conversation==
16. Any Other Hand
17. ========================== conversation==
18. Where You Going Northern
19. ========================== conversation==
20. Erica's Word
21. ========================== conversation==
Total Time ::: 50:29
::: Very fine but not a perfect studio experience. Check samples to verify the tonal emission statement, see whether it might rock yer boat, or rev yer engine for real event.
::: Warts: Not many! Occastional slight distortion from poor instrument miking job in the studio. (*)"I've Tried Subtlety" has 30 seconds of weird distortion.
::: Tracks 1&2 are Murray Head related....
::: "Real Nighttime" album promotional appearance.
::: Talking can be entirely left out of your listening experience the way I set it up, giving you well over a half hour of killer acoustic Scott Miller.
Recording Information ::: KLAX-FM Radio Studios -> off-air master tape (OR: direct pre-FM studio tape) -> 1st generation tape -> 2nd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on.
Playback 2012-04-20 ::: 2nd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & pitch adjusted, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL pro CD recorder -> CD-RW -> computer, EAC secure -> wavs -> Audacity (fades &/or glitches, dropouts, volume adjustments, no EQ) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded week of 2012-04-27.
Line-up ::: Scott Miller - acoustic guitar, vocals.
Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
CoolSonics 148 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! ::: Corrections welcome ::: This is a really fine event as it's rare to get Scott solo, much less acoustic & at the high point in his songwriting career for my listening purposes. I can't say the interview material is very enlightening or interesting at all. With that out of the way, if yer into this shit, there are moments here, between the tuning issues & forgetting how to play some songs (several of which are brand new), where you are pretty damn guaranteed to get chills up your spine & enter the zone. A musician & songwriter I hold in great esteem. One of the truly great 80s psych-tinged pop musicians in a revealing, fascinating, understated form, unencumbered by band & electricity. Much clearer to imagine the man crafting his songs. Respect dude, yer a great one - no doubt in these (and many other) quarters. Thanks for all the ear hours.
Kudos to Zongo for life support, Lochner for mikes&more & Fast Freddie for runnin' Video Dick's Record Emporium with the bathroom office full of tape decks. Thanks to Hanwaker (few among us can keep his pace). Mountains of gratitude to Davmar, D.White, Sanchez, Elliot, The Florida Kid, Kloiber, Zingg, JTW, Bershaw, Boston Gold, Weeks, Dixon, Moore, Gough & SO many more for all that collecting & sharing... Royal thanks to The Man In The Palace, Doc Tinker, Brinkhoffs, Barely Eatin', Reel Master Gaule, Parrish & all the traders who housed me thru my music acquisition & travel years. Hats off to Brother Kent, Uncle Jake, Little Queenie (& her neighbor Frank) & his honor Ptomaine Thomas. Glasses raised to Byron for musical horizon expansion & much obliged to J & Thurston for keepin' my concert fires burnin' since my continental shift. Thanks to the Mods for keepin' DIME alive. Enjoy, share, give, spread peace. Yers truly, Knees
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