Oneida: December 13, 2008 Knitting Factory – Flac and MP3 Downloads

December 14, 2008

In a survey taken for the NY Press Music Issue a couple of months ago, we were asked to participate, and listed Oneida as the best live act in NYC. Last night at the Knitting Factory’s “Oneida Fest“, the band proved us right. On one of the final nights of the Manhattan Knitting Factory, “house band” Oneida delivered an intense skull-splitting 65 minutes of their most powerful psychedelic post-prog. The setlist included three eclectic covers — from the late destructo-hardcore of GG Allin (actually “Discipline” is a Throbbing Gristle song) to Funkadelic to The Modern Lovers. The later featured Oneida co-founder “Papa Crazee”, i.e. Pat Sullivan of Oakley Hall on vocals. The final treat was an extremely rare dip into the earliest of their music — a 26-minute headrush of a version of “Ballad of Vaurice” from their first album.

We have seen Oneida five times on 2008, and each time was a thoroughly different, but equally intense experience. Three of those recordings are still featured on this site, February at The Knit, March at Market Hotel, and August at South Street Seaport.

We recorded from the riser area of the balcony and were extremely pleased with the sound in the venue, which was mixed to perfection by the house soundboard tech. The volume was intense without distortion and each instrument was separated and identifiable. Subsequently, the sound quality on this recording is superb. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Knitting Factory
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Balcony Riser

Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Monster XLR Cables > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (set fades, downsample 16/44, slight level boost) > CD Wave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:07:29]
01 Discipline (Throbbing Gristle)
02 The River
03 Hit It and Quit It (Funkadelic)
04 Ghost In The Room
05 She Cracked (Modern Lovers) / I Will Haunt You
06 Ballad of Vaurice

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Oneida, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, visit their page at Jagjaguwar Records, and purchase the new CD Preteen Weaponry at the Jagjaguwar site [HERE].

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2 Responses to Oneida: December 13, 2008 Knitting Factory – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. p.
    December 19, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    thanks so much!

  2. fernando
    December 23, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    I was at this show. It was a spectacular night. Oneida’s set was the cherry on a sundae of killer sounds all night.

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