“Jay Reatard led a group of like-minded bands from his Shattered Records imprint to Le Poisson Rouge for a late-night show that kicked off at 11:30pm and continued the relentless energy until the early hours of the morning. As expected, Jay’s set included highlights from his classic Blood Visions, his latest, Watch Me Fall and some of his older singles. Much of the Watch Me Fall material which, on record, seemed to be a drastic, poppy departure from Reatard’s earlier work, was better realized in the live context when placed alongside earlier rockers. Regardless of one’s feelings about the record (and particularly, the production), this set showed those songs to be as much classic Reatard as anything in his catalog. While not riot-crowded, Le Poisson Rouge was comfortably packed with fans who didn’t mind the late start time and threw themselves into the music, sometimes literally. You will hear Jay, during “Watching You,” heckle a fan down in the pit who got a little too enthusiastic (and apparently, was waving a really gross sweater over his head). The set may have only been 35 minutes long, but this was another 35 minutes (and 15 songs!) of pure southern punk gold.”
Read the brooklynvegan interview with Jay Reatard [HERE].
Thanks to Jay Reatard for permitting this recording, and thank you to Le Poisson Rouge for their continued support of NYCTaper and their diverse and excellent programming.
This set was recorded with cardioid microphones attached to a pole close to the stage and the sound quality is exceptional. Enjoy!
Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY USA
An ACIDJACK master recording
Equipment: Audio Technica U853 hypercardiods (low sens mod)>SPSB-10>R-09HR (24/48)
Position: Mics mounted 10′ up on center pole, 90 degree angle
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, downsample, slight EQ)>FLAC ( level 8 )
01 An Ugly Death
03 Fading All Away
04 Drop Dead
05 Greed, Money, Useless Children
06 All Over Again
07 I’m Watching You
08 You Mean Nothing To Me
09 Not A Substitute
10 My Shadow
11 Oh It’s Such A Shame
13 Faking It
14 There Is No Sun
15 Let It All Go
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