Meat Puppets: November 25, 2009 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

November 27, 2009
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[photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk for Nippertown]

The chronicles of the Meat Puppets took another twist this September when reunion-era drummer Ted Marcus was replaced by 2000-era (first reunion) drummer Shandon Sahm. We spoke briefly with Ted up on the balcony at Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday and learned of the amicable split — so friendly that Ted actually came on stage and drummed for the first two encores. If Ted’s meticulous percussion work kept the band focused and precise during the first three years of the current reunion, Sahm’s work on Wednesday was looser and opened up the band for more improvisation. In fact, Curt Kirkwood’s impressive guitar was on display all night — he took extended solos on virtually every song. Kris joined in the fun, booming and slapping his bass with abandon. The setlist was quite well spaced among the entire Meat Puppets catalog old and new. Three songs from the latest release Sewn Together blended well with the earliest songs from 1984’s Meat Puppets II. The surprise of the night was a faithful cover of the late Freddy Fender’s “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”, a song Freddy last performed in NYC on this very stage with Los Super Seven in 1998 (I was there).

This set was recorded from our usual location at Bowery on the balcony rail next to the soundboard. The sound in the venue was outstanding and this capture is quite excellent. Enjoy!

This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Meat Puppets
2009-11-25
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Balcony Rail
Next to the Soundboard Booth

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
2009-11-26

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:24:47]
01 Plateau
02 Comin’ Down
03 Touchdown King
04 Station
05 Go To Your Head
06 Oh, Me
07 Up On The Sun
08 Sam
09 The Monkey And The Snake
10 Light
11 Wasted Days and Wasted Nights (Freddy Fender)
12 I’m A Mindless Idiot
13 Backwater
14 Lake Of Fire
15 [encore break]
16 Rotten Shame*
17 Lost*
18 Attacked by Monsters
*Ted Marcus on Drums

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Meat Puppets, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their new release Sewn Together directly from their page [HERE].

One Response to Meat Puppets: November 25, 2009 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Alexi
    December 5, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Big thanks for another MP show!!

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