Final Summation- CBGB, NYC 5/16/06 Xfer from DV master

Jordan Wolfe stopped by today and dropped off a BIG box of tapes. There is a lot of stuff you will want to see, but this is the one that he wanted to post first. FS at CBGB!
I will let Jordan tell the story(and edit the post here), but he told me that they *really* wanted to play CBGB before it closed. A few months before it was scheduled to shut down, they received a call to open a show. So they did what any reasonable band would do- they drove from California to NYC to play the show!
Transferred from Jordan’s DV master. Audio is distorted, but you get the idea.

Recorded by: Jordan Wolfe

Equipment Used: Canon(?) DV Camcorder

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Prince- Irving Plaza, NYC 4/11/98 Audio Soundboard/Audience Matrix Secret Club Show

Thanks to an anonymous donor and the “frenchonionsoupandkittylitter” youtube channel, we have a special treat today. This is a stellar recording of one of those famous unannounced club shows that Prince used to do.
Here is the detail:
Prince & The New Power Generation

April 11, 1998
Irving Plaza,
New York, NY

Recording: SBD (MTX) – DAT Master – cassette
Transfer: unknown

Live Matrix Recording & Transfer by Anonymous
Source provided by a kind soul
Edited & Mastered by kid with a computer
July 19, 2020

Notes:

  • This was a one-off performance
  • The doors opened at 11:59pm on 4/10 the show took place in the early morning hours of 4/11
  • Prince played earlier that night (4/10) at The Theater at Madison Square Garden formerly known as The Felt Forum.
  • Robert Hunter played earlier that night (4/10) at Irving Plaza.
  • t01 & t16 are missing.
  • track 12 includes a human beatbox improv from Doug E. Fresh
  • track 13 includes Give Up The Funk [Tear The Roof Off The Sucker] (Todd Anthony Shaw, Ramon Russell Gooden, Anthony Banks, William Earl Collins, George Clinton Jr., Mhisani M. Miller)
  • track 14 contains shades of 2001 [That’ll Work] (Charles Luis Brown)

The Players

  • Prince; guitar, vocals
  • Kirk Johnson; drums
  • Rhonda Smith; bass
  • Morris Hayes; keys
  • Mike Scott; guitar
  • Marva King; backing vocals
    Special Guests
  • Mayte Garcia; dancer
  • Larry Graham; bass, vocals
  • Chaka Khan; vocals
  • Mike Campbell; guitar
  • George Benson; guitar
  • Doug E. Fresh; vocal rap
  • setlist –
    t01 – Days of Wild –
    t02 – Thank You [Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin] (Sylvester Stewart)
    t03 – Days of Wild –
    t04 – Everyday People (Sylvester Stewart)
    t05 – Free – (Larry Graham)
    t06 – Sweet Thing (Paul Anthony Powell, Mica Paris)
    t07 – You Got The Love (Chaka Khan, Ray Erskine Jr. Parker)
    t08 – Tell Me Something Good (Stevie Wonder)
    t09 – The Jam (Larry Graham)
    t10 – Mad Sex (New Power Generation)
  • encore –
    t11 – I Want to Take You Higher – (Sylvester Stewart)
    t12 – Guitar Jam –
    t13 – Push it Up – (New Power Generation)
    t14 – Bustin’ Loose – (Charles Luis Brown)
    t15 – Lodi Dodi (Snoop Dog)
    t16 – Talkin’ Loud and Saying Nothing (James Brown)

Total Run Time; 1:53:05.000

Also, I happened to check out the old frenchonionsoup channel and it looks like the Misfits show from Vegas got whacked. We will need to figure out how to make that available again. 🙂

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Teenage Fanclub- Irving Plaza, NYC 2/19/94 Proshot from Japanese TV 1st Gen VHS FULL SHOW Pyramid

It’s the weekend! That means that you all get moving pictures with sound from me, rather than just audio only.
I am surprised that the full show isn’t on YT yet. There is a 20min clip up, but not the entire Japanese TV broadcast. Includes a 10min tour of NYC clubs (Knitting Factory, Pyramid etc) at the start along with an interview with TFC.
This is GREAT stuff- proshot full show of the band at their peak!

Recorded by: Saki Honma off Japanese TV
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC HRS9800 and Canopus ADVC300
Slight noise reduction via neat video

Live Concert Video

Soul Asylum- CBGB, NYC 12/8/88 Audio Only xfer from 1st gen cassette tape

Here’s a post for John Moulton, Channing Lewis, Michael Crow, and Jersey Joe. Everyone is trying to figure out who the guest is playing the strat in this picture. My guess is Ira Kaplan from Yo La Tengo, but Dave calls out a special guest that is not intelligible. but is definitely not Ira. Can anyone solve the mystery of the mystery Strat guest?
I’ll be posting 12/7/88 tomorrow, lesser quality than this one.

Recorded by: George Norton
Equipment used: Consumer handheld recorder
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
EQ’d in Sony Sound Forge 10

Audio Live Concert

Soul Asylum- CBGB, NYC 12/7/88 Audio Only xfer from 1st gen cassette tape

Soul Asylum played 2 nights at CBGB in December of 1988. This one doesn’t sound quite as good as the 12/8/88 show, but I mixed out as much distortion as I could. Again, this is for John Moulton, Channing Lewis, Michael Crow, and Jersey Joe. Everyone is trying to figure out who the guest is playing the strat in this picture. My guess is Ira Kaplan from Yo La Tengo, but Dave calls out a special guest that is not intelligible. but is definitely not Ira. Can anyone solve the mystery of the mystery Strat guest?
The pic is likely from 12/8/88, but I did not listen to 12/7 closely enough to hear if there are guests on this one as well.

Recorded by: George Norton
Equipment used: Consumer handheld recorder
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
EQ’d in Sony Sound Forge 10

Audio Live Concert