Here’s something that came up last week on the pacific northwest music archives fb group (great group- you should join). Someone posted a picture of the Fastbacks playing in Portugal on the Pearl Jam tour of 1996. I mentioned that I had recordings from that show (and more from that PJ/Mudhoney/Fastbacks tour) and Kurt asked for the Fastbacks stuff to be posted. Here’s the first one.
The What is Eddie Vedder and the Fastbacks doing The Who covers. (get it? The Who, The What)I think this was probably a one-off headlining show for the Fastbacks on a day off during the Pearl Jam tour. They mix in a couple of pearl jam songs (one about Matt Lukin who I think was on the tour with Mudhoney) and finish up with a rousing rendition of Leaving Here.
The quality isn’t spectacular, but it was mastered on DAT with decent mics. I don’t think they had a soundcheck, since the quality improves throughout the short set.
Recorded by: ?
DAT Clone transfer: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card