1972-10-31 _ Troisdorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany _ unknown venue _ (M?-AUD Mk2 version WITH EQ)

DimeTravel brings you "British Blues BOOM!" Volume #24

~*~ Mk2 Version: Carefully remastered fixing various issues, and WITH EQ ~*~

01. Telegram (Nature's Mischief)
02. Blind Light ->
03. Penumbra
04. -- band intros --
05. Hold That Train
06. -- applause & yelling, end of main set --
Encore :::
07. Junior's Wailing

Total Time ::: 1:12:53

::: So-so AUD (which is why there's this Mk2 EQ'd version). Check samples to place your approval standards appropriately, as in, "To Steam Or Not To Steam".
::: Warts: Somewhat muffled. Removed glitches 2secs @ ~7mins & 1sec ~11mins & 15 secs later there's a split second glitch. At ~11:30 there is about 3 seconds of some distortion. Slight buzzing sound around 13 minutes. A number of little glitchy noises for a about 15 secs around 26mins (didn't try to repair them all). B-side of my tape had channels inverted (now fixed) - but nice there was a huge overlap to work with. At ~48mins slight jitters for about 15 secs. Couple of minor glitches at ~59:00.
::: CONTRAST CLAUSE: This is the Mk2 version WITH EQ. Seek the Mk1 version with NO EQ elsewhere.
::: Wikipedia adaptation... In '71, White left after a tour of Europe. Pugh, Bradley & Cennamo began recording "Speech in the fall, joined by Fuzzy Duck vocalist, Garth Watt-Roy. The album came out in '72 but Bradley passed away in February. Steamhammer took on John Lingwood on drums & Ian Ellis (from Clouds) on vocals. Their 1st gig was London 1972-05-03, followed by a May Euro tour & June UK tour, but with American vocalist/guitarist Bruce Paine replacing Ellis. In June 1973, it was announced that they would now perform as Axis, playing their first gig under that name at the Marquee on 15 June. Quittenton rejoined, but the band split towards the end of 1973.

Recording Information ::: unknown mono recording equipment -> master tape -> unknown tape generations -> unknown generation Maxell XLII-S 90 cassette, Dolby off.

Playback 2014-05-29 ::: unknown generation Maxell XLII-S 90 cassette on Nakamichi 680ZX cassette deck, azimuth speed adjusted for individual tape, heads cleaned & demagnetized -> Sony Linear PCM Recorder PCM-M10 (LPCM 44.10kHz/16bit WAV files) -> computer -> Audacity [normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, -4.5% averaged speed fix with single pass after spectral analysis & with pitchpipe verification, WITH equalisation to make a more listenable version for those not inclined to do the work themselves] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded week of 2015-08-08.

Line-up ::: Martin Pugh - electric guitar, vocals // Louis Cennamo - electric bass, electric bowed bass, vocals // Bruce Michael Paine (or Payne, depending on where you see it) - lead vocals, rhythm electric guitar // John Lingwood - drums, percussion.

Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.

DimeTravel 168 ::: Thanks to the original taper & trader! All hail DIMER zubbid for intense examination & weighing in on the line-up & creating the traxlist. ::: Corrections welcome ::: Straying quite far from their British blues roots here & leaving psychedelia for more progressive lands. This is another missing link, as the band has gone thru more changes. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yers truly, Knees

Support the artists! Nothing to buy, but check Martin Pugh's at & the Repertoire CD's are still floating, I think, so do yourself a favor & buy them & hope some of the royalities line the right pockets. Don't know where to start? If you don't own the first album (self-titled aka "Reflection"), it is one of the mighty, and its two follow-ups are royally excellent as well & "Speech" seems to be the Brain of choice for many.

Do whatever you want with it except sell it, 'cause that ain't cool!