giovedì 11 ottobre 2018

Steppenwolf - 1972-09-15 - Edmonton, ON (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

Borough of Enfield, London, England Sundown (M?-AUD) 

Recording Information ::: unknown stereo recorder & microphones -> master stereo tape -> unknown generations of analog tape -> unknown (low) generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby off. 

Playback 2013-xx-xx ::: unknown (low) generation cassette on Nakamichi 680ZX cassette deck, Dolby off, azimuth & speed adjusted (pitched!) for individual recording, 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 / dropout / bump / pop / click / dullspot repairs, taper volume fluctuations adjusted, NO equalisation) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded week of 2013-03-22. 

John Kay - electric guitar, harmonica, vocals
Kent Henry - lead electric guitar
George Biondo - electric bass, vocals
Goldie McJohn - keyboards
Jerry Edmonton - drums, vocals

01. Sookie, Sookie 
02. Ride With Me 
03. Foggy Mental Breakdown 
04. Tighten Up Your Wig 
05. Ball Crusher 
06. Shackles & Chains 
07. Monster -> Suicide -> America 
08. The Pusher 

1st Encore ::: 
09. Magic Carpet Ride 
10. Born To Be Wild 

2nd Encore ::: 
11. Hootchie Kootchie Man -> 
12. Berry Rides Again 

Total Time ::: 1:10:59 

::: Very fine, clear, low gen. stereo AUD (with almost zero AUD noise!). Check samples for yr own little acid test or to spark yr plugs while waitin' for the digital byte motor to rev up. 
::: Warts: Slightly distant. Basically no warts left... Surely I missed a few dullspots, but almost every issue was 100% repairable. 
::: The Sundown was better known as the "Edmunton Sundown". 
::: The John Kay Band with Jerry Edmonton was presumably the opening act. 
::: This was billed as the Steppenwolf "Farewell Tour". They're still going 41 years later! 
::: George Biondo (bass) was ex-T.I.M.E. (Trust In Men Everywhere) & Kent Henry (lead guitar on "For Ladies Only" & this farewell tour) was ex-Blues Image. 
::: The hall, the Regal Cinema, had closed in July. Steppenwolf was opening night for the new re-vamped arena, renamed the "Sundown". Then local freaks had to deal with the fact that after 2 years of some excellent rock events, it became a bingo hall, then was torn down & the site housed a Safeway & subsequently, in these wondrous economic times, a Lidl. Progress in Britain in a nutshell. 

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