I woke up today to awful news, making this an even more mediocre Monday than usual. Algy Ward from one of my all time favorite bands, Tank, passed away. I have loved their albums (especially those first 4) for about 40 years. I never got to see the band perfoem- I had recently said that I would fly anywhere in the world to see a set by them… well, that’s not happening. Damn.
Algy had an amazing early career- starting with The Saints, then moving over to The Damned when they were at the top of their game, then starting Tank. They then put out 4 great albums, broke up after the 5th, and then he seemed to lose momentum. I bought all the box sets and later releases but no US tours. I do have the one video from Boston on my website/channel, so check it out if you are interested.
This appears to be a live FM broadcast- especially since the MC appears to call the crowd a bunch of c*nts after Tank’s performance (!).
I did everything I could to fix the quality- I took to Izotope Rx8 and de-fluttered it(it had some nasty high end flutter), then rebalanced it and boosted guitar and bass. It’s still kind of a mess, but I enjoyed it.
Recorded by: ? (I got it in trade from Jim Utz)
Transfer by Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Deflutter and rebalance (Bass +4, Guitar +8) in Izotope Rx8