Dinosaur Jr. at Irving Plaza 2007 – lossless download

June 7, 2007

When I first heard “Freak Scene” in 1988, I was absolutely floored. This was the dense guitar-driven post-punk to which I’d been listening since Mission of Burma through Husker Du, and now it had been taken to the next level. The Bug album essentially defines the genre, and stand as the epitome of the music that would later be co-opted by the media, and mass-marketed as watered down “grunge”.

In 1989, I did manage to see them live, and my ears are still ringing:

The original lineup of the great Dinosaur Jr. would only last through Bug, as bassist Lou Barlow quit in 1989. Ultimately the band did last into the mid-90’s, and then faded from consciousness, only to be reborn with the 2005 reunion. On June 6, 2007, I experienced another blast of sonic genius at Irving Plaza. The recording below captures the 2007 version of Dinosaur Jr. at their peak—older, wiser, and a tighter than the 1989 incarnation.

This recording was made from a prime location, with my best equipment. The results are outstanding. The band permits live audience recordings, and as a result, many of their live recordings are archived for our enjoyment at the excellent site FreeSoFree.

This recording is now available at the excellent FreeSoFree Dinosaur Jr. Archive [HERE].

Dinosaur Jr.
Irving Plaza
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Board
Dead Center approximately 40 feet from the stage

Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack

[total time 1:12:50]
1 Almost Ready
2 Budge
3 Back To Your Heart
4 Been There All The Time
5 Little Fury Things
6 Out There
7 This Is All I Came To Do
8 Feel The Pain
9 Pick Me Up
10 What If I Knew
11 Kracked
12 Sludgefeast
13 Encore Break
14 Forget the Swan
15 Freak Scene
16 Chunks

As with all artists featured on this site, if you download this recording, please support Dinosaur Jr., and do yourself a favor and purchase their new album Beyond.

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13 Responses to Dinosaur Jr. at Irving Plaza 2007 – lossless download

  1. June 7, 2007 at 8:51 am

    Thank you for recording and putting this online so quickly.

  2. alex
    June 7, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    thanks for recording this and sharing.

  3. Jason Ellis
    June 7, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks for taping and sharing…cant wait to hear it.

    I taped the SF show but only with CMC8 mics. I’ve been hoping some “nice rig” shows would surface from this tour. :)


  4. June 10, 2007 at 8:00 am

    I think I kinda have a crush on you. Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. June 11, 2007 at 8:15 am

    thanks for the uploaded DINO, great recording!
    Do you ever tape any stuff like at the Stone?
    There’s some great shows coming up there with Jamie Saft/Bill Horist/Secret Cheifs!

  6. June 11, 2007 at 8:35 am

    I have not been to the Stone yet, but I definitely plan on catching some shows there.
    I did record the trio of Jamie Saft, Zeena Parkins, and Bobby Previte at the Stone’s predecessor, the now-defunct Tonic, in early 2006. Expect to see that recording on this site in the next few months.

  7. June 12, 2007 at 10:36 am

    thanks! Look forward to hearing the Zeena !!

  8. June 14, 2007 at 11:48 am

    Thanks for posting the head’s up on my blog.

  9. June 14, 2007 at 11:55 am

    You’re welcome, sir. And you’re now on my blogroll links on the left. Nice site you have.

  10. June 14, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    Thank you! You are on in the “Share &”enjoy” section as of … now.

  11. July 23, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    I`m stuck in a wheelchair in the flooded UK,but,thanks to you,I can close my eyes and be in Irving Plaza listening to Dinosaur Jr!.
    You are a star.Thank you so much!

  12. November 8, 2009 at 9:06 am

    I saw them 2 days before the date on your ticket stub!
    photos here:

  13. Hank
    April 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    The links to the files on this page are returning not found error (404) :( pls help

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