Live at the Roxy Theatre In Hollywood, California
September 19, 1978
early show (9:00)
Recorded by Mike Martin and Dan Burdec
using 2 Sony ecm-280 microphones > Teac PC-10 w/ Dolby > TDK SA-C90 cassette (about 10-15 feet from stage center)
Transfer of master:
Nakamichi CR-3A w/ Dolby > Audigy 4 Pro @ 24/44.1 > edited with NERO > Dithered to 16 bits w/ Audacity > Tracked w/ CD Wav > Flac (Level 8)
2. Big Country >
3. Warning Sign
4. The Book I Read
5. Stay Hungry
6. Artists Only
7. The Girls Want To Be With The Girls
8. The Good Thing
9. With Our Love
10. Love Comes To Buildings On Fire
12. New Feeling >
13. Pulled Up
14. Psycho Killer
15. Take Me To The River >
16. I’m Not In Love
17. Found A Job
Notes and Comments by Mike Martin:
What was punk music?
That was a question I was asking myself in the mid 1970’s.
I heard a live recording of a band called Television from the Whiskey
and decided I would go see the next punk band playing and that turned out to be the Talking Heads.
Which of course is not really punk music, but I didn't know that then.
I was able to borrow the recording equipment but I couldn’t get anyone interested in going with me
so I brought a willing first timer to help with the recording (Dan Burdec).
Everything was going fine and then the show started and the band wanted to see the audience so the stage lights went dark and the house lights went up.
You can hear my helper Dan’s comment to “Get That Freight Train Outta Here”.
A “Freight Train” being a stage term for a spotlight.
The band smoked from the beginning to the end of the set.
My impression was that David Byrne was possessed or crazy.
I needed more and I really wished that I had bought tickets for the sold out late show also.
The equipment was John Musgrave’s 2 ECM-280 Sony Microphones and the Teac PC-10 cassette deck with Dolby B on a TDK SA C-90 Cassette.
Here is the recording transferred to digital format and now ready to share 30+ years later.
Master played back on a Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with Dolby B.
Digitized to 24 bits @ 44.1 KHz Wave files with an Audigy 4 Pro sound card.
Some editing was required to piece together a tape flip and a couple of breaks between songs.
Editing was also applied to the audience applause sections to remove the loudest clapping.
Next the 24 bit files were dithered to 16 bits using audacity wave editor.
Tracks were then cut on boundaries with CD Wave.
Traders Little Helper converted to Flac (Level 8) and created the ffp and md5 files.
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