Feelies: September 13, 2009 Southpaw – Flac and MP3 Downloads

September 14, 2009

[photo by nyctaper]

On the week that Bar None Records reissued both Crazy Rhythms and The Good Earth, the Feelies played a weekend of shows in the New York area. On Friday, they played Crazy Rhythms from start to finish at All Tomorrow’s Parties (acidjack’s recording is here). Saturday’s show was a performance at the beautiful Bearsville Theatre in Woodstock. Last night, the celebratory weekend was completed with an absolutely monumental Feelies show at Southpaw. The band performed two sets that consisted of over two hours of music, but the most amazing aspect of the show was the encore set — the band returned on five separate occasions to perform a total of ten encores. Included in the show were the usual plethora of covers — the raging second set opener of Neil Young’s “Barstool Blues” and the Beatles “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide” (from Crazy Rhythms) among them — but there were also a few surprises including a teacher-mimics-student version of R.E.M.’s “Carnival of Sorts”.

The band was again well-served by the presence of long time sound pro Andy Peters, who navigated through a limited sound system to provide outstanding listening quality. We set up the four mics at the front of the railing above the floor which provided a direct line to the stacks. The resulting sound quality of this recording is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

The Feelies
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front and Center at Railing
20 Feet from the Stage

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Set 1:
[Total Time 32:54]
01 When Company Comes
02 Egyptian Reggae (Jonathan Richman)
03 [new song]
04 The Undertow
05 Sunday Morning (Velvet Underground)
06 Invitation
07 Nobody Knows
08 The High Road
09 On The Roof
10 Let’s Go

Set 2:
[Total Time 1:27:47]
01 Barstool Blues (Neil Young)
02 Deep Fascination
03 Higher Ground
04 The Final Word
05 Slipping (Into Something)
06 Time is Right
07 Away
08 Original Love
09 Too Far Gone
10 Raised Eyebrows
11 Crazy Rhythms
12 [encore break]
13 Doin’ It Again
14 Carnival of Sorts (R.E.M.)
15 [second encore break]
16 Moscow Nights
17 I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms (Modern Lovers)
18 [third encore break]
19 Take It As It Comes (Doors)
20 Paint it Black (Rolling Stones)
21 [fourth encore break]
22 Fa Ce-La
23 Everybody’s Got Something To Hide (Except For Me And My Monkey) (Beatles)
24 [fifth encore break]
25 Outdoor Miner (Wire)
26 She Said She Said (Beatles)

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Feelies, visit their MySpace page, and purchase the new reissues of Crazy Rhythms and The Good Earth directly from the Bar None website [HERE].

9 Responses to Feelies: September 13, 2009 Southpaw – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. neil d
    September 14, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    An incredible show, though to be honest I only made it through four of the five encores. The sound was great from where I was, about ten feet from nyctaper, so I’m really looking forward to hearing this.

  2. lapis
    September 14, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    an absolutely brilliant gig! the [new song] (Set 1, song 3) was listed as Bluer Skies on the setlist at the Whitney concert in July.

  3. Sal C
    September 15, 2009 at 7:14 am

    I have to admit that I am disappointed that you went with taping yet another Feelies set when you could have gone with Naked Raygun at Maxwell’s. Nothing against the Feelies, who I’m sure were great as always, but NR haven’t played the East Coast in something like 15 years! They were fantastic in Philly this past Thursday and it would have been great to have a NYCTaper recording to commemorate a quick tour that I suspect is not going to happen again soon (singer Jeff Pezzati is suffering from Parkinson’s).

  4. September 15, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Well, I bought a ticket for Naked Raygun, which I ultimately had to eat. If they had replied at all to emails requesting permission, I would have arranged to have covered both.

  5. Bart
    September 15, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Thanks for these tapings, the show was absolutely massive. I saw them in Woodstock as well, exactly the same setlist with the exception of Everybody Got Something To Hide. Great sound, great songs.

  6. September 15, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    THANK YOU! Glad to hear the Crazy Rhythms ATP set it forthcoming as well!

  7. September 16, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Thanks from an old fan in France.

  8. joe
    September 17, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you very much for all your efforts! Was it just me or did Glenn Mercer seem a bit edgy??

  9. September 19, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    The ATP set won’t be on nyctaper, but its available for download on Dime here:

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