Clem Snide: October 13, 2009 Mercury Lounge – FLAC and MP3 Downloads

November 2, 2009

[photo courtesy of Aaron Bornstein]

Johnny reports:
“Being passingly familiar with Clem Snide when I showed up at the Mercury Lounge on this chilly Tuesday night, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. Suffice to say, the show turned out to be quite the treat. In addition to the amazing music and cleverly funny lyrics, frontman Eef Barzelay’s sense of humor and interplay with the audience made for a wonderful experience. Bolstered by Ben Martin on drums and Brendan Fitzpatrick on bass, the music had elements that at times reminded me of Neutral Milk Hotel, Calexico, American Music Club and the Plimsouls, but then the trio would veer off and make the sound their own. Unfortunately, Eef and Co. didn’t play anything off their most recent release, the beautiful and edgy ‘Hungry Bird’, but they did play a few new songs that will hopefully appear on a forthcoming album. Rest assured I will be seeing Clem Snide the next time they come around.

In addition to flying mics, I was once again able to patch into the soundboard thanks to the most excellent house engineer, Kyle. Seemingly a night of equipment gremlins (even Eef had the cable fall out of his microphone after the first song), I had a fresh set of batteries fail on my recorder around 15 minutes into the show. Other than missing some banter and the song introduction between “Let’s Explode” and “Denise” while I changed batteries, the recording is complete. Got all of the music and, thanks to the band and Kyle’s skills, it sounds really good. Enjoy!”

Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

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Clem Snide
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY, USA
(Opening bands: Yourself and The Air / The Republic Tigers)

Source: MATRIX: SBD + AKG C 414 B-XLS’s > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz) > USB > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, adjust levels, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > Trader’s Little Helper (check/fix SBE’s, FLAC conversion) > FLAC (  level 8 )
Mercury Lounge house engineer: Kyle Lawrence
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

[Total time: 1:17:15]
01. Your Favorite Music
02. “This is the first place we ever played… back in ’68.”
03. [new song]
04. Let’s Explode
05. Denise
06. “For real. Like Mike & the Mechanics real, that’s how.”
07. Something Beautiful
08. “Years ago I lived in Brooklyn… whatever.”
09. [new song?]
10. Fight Song Melodies
11. “I’m gonna play a couple by myself.”
12. Ballad of Bitter Honey
13. [new song?]
14. “Let’s bring the rest of the band up here, whaddaya say?”
15. Jews for Jesus Blues
16. “What’s it like living here now? Seems like it kinda sucks a little bit.”
17. [new song?]
18. Can’t You See > Lose Big
19. I Love the Unknown
20. Ice Cube
21. encore break
22. Michael Jackson tribute: Man in the Mirror > We Are the World

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Clem Snide, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the links at their website [HERE].

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2 Responses to Clem Snide: October 13, 2009 Mercury Lounge – FLAC and MP3 Downloads

  1. thevandalstookmyhandle
    November 7, 2009 at 9:08 am

    A huge Thank You for this recording. Have been a huge Eef/Clem Snide fan since their first record but have never been able to catch them live. So, this was a treat and a privilege to have. Thanks again!

  2. Tim
    December 30, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Hey NYC Taper – Thanks a million for recording this show. I saw the show in March but didn’t make it to this one.


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