Meat Puppets August 30, 2007 Knitting Factory – Lossless Download

August 31, 2007

The new Meat Puppets album Rise to Your Knees is a too-modest assessment of the current state of this band. The powerful performance at the Knitting Factory last night was a clear indication that this band has risen to heights that no rational fan could have anticipated after a decade of discord, drugs, death and detention. The 2007 version of the Meat Puppets is tight, engaged, and thoroughly enjoying the return to the spotlight.

The Knitting Factory has been one of the most innovative and superb venues for live music in New York for over two decades. The Leonard Street location continues to grow in stature, with a complete upgrade and overhaul of the facility nearly complete. They have also recently installed a state of the art recording system, which initially led to their reluctance to permit my open recording of this show. To the credit of this venue, the two highly professional and courteous managers discussed the situation with me, and ultimately permitted my recording after the Meat Puppets agreed. I was ultimately able to set up in a prime location next to the soundboard, with the assistance of the sound engineer.

As you will hear in the download featured below, the Knitting Factory engineer mixed this band to perfection. This recording is perhaps the best one ever offered at this site.

This recording is now available for download in FLAC and MP3 at [HERE].

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Meat Puppets
Knitting Factory
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Balcony Railing
Inside Soundboard Section
Dead Center approximately 30 feet
eye Level with PA stacks

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digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > flac

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Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[total time 1:33:37]
01 Sam
02 Touchdown King
03 Snow
04 Up On The Sun
05 Plateau
06 Look at the Rain
07 Lost
08 Working on a Building
09 The Whistling Song
10 Flaming Heart
11 My Baby’s Gone
12 Station
13 Box of Limes
14 Oh, Me
15 Comin’ Down
16 Never To Be Found
17 The Wind and the Rain
18 Severed Goddess Hand
19 Lake of Fire
20 Climbing
21 Backwater

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10 Responses to Meat Puppets August 30, 2007 Knitting Factory – Lossless Download

  1. Aaron
    August 31, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    Fantastic recording of an excellent concert.

  2. PaulQ
    September 1, 2007 at 10:19 am

    Excellent quality recording.

    Going to see them in Philly next Friday, looking forward to seeing Cris back in the band.

    Thanks for the show.

  3. el aphido
    September 1, 2007 at 11:36 am

    thanks for capturing this.

    curt kirkwood is one of the best guitarists & songwriters around. the band is incredibly tight, the songs are all fun and creative. no whiny privleged college hipsters here, or old guys pretending to be whiny privleged college hipsters! this is art.

  4. B
    September 2, 2007 at 6:22 am

    Knitting Factory may be a great venue, but what they did to the artists on the former label…not so great.

  5. JayP
    September 2, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks for another great recording, indeed fantastic sound – though I must say that my favorite remains the White Stripes at Madison Square Garden!
    Your website and recordings are a must, the best bootlegs I’ve found so far.

    Thanks for the hard work (I’m sure!) and for sharing.


  6. September 4, 2007 at 8:07 am

    Thanks for yet another superb recording.

    I’ll consume the 24bit when its available :)

    btw I made some covers to this if anyone wants them, they are here:

    thnx again dan!

  7. boatbutter
    September 6, 2007 at 8:48 am

    Very cool – thanks for the post – I saw this in the NY Times and was glad to see the mighty Puppets back together.

  8. September 6, 2007 at 11:41 am

    thank you thank you thank you!

  9. jack fraser
    September 11, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Thanks for the fine recording. I caught them in Boston, and the setlist was nearly identical, but the intensity level was a couple of notches above the NYC gig. Not quite the craziness of the early Pups, but close enough. Someone had nice recording setup near the stage. Hopefully his recording will show up somewhere soon. Keep an eye out. I recorded the show with my 15 year old cassette recorder and cheap Radio Shack stereo mikes and my tape sounded great.

  10. vince
    February 25, 2008 at 9:18 am

    thanks a lot for the post

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