[photo by acidjack]
Its hard to believe that its been almost four years since The Flaming Lips have performed within the borders of NYC. That September 2006 concert at Hammerstein Ballroom had Deerhoof as the opening band, and featured much of the then-new At War with the Mystics album. While Monday night’s show at Summerstage featured a new band member and new material from 2009’s Embryonic, many of the same stage props and antics remain from years past. But the band’s willingness to dedicate themselves to providing an incredible night of entertainment night in and night out is what continues to make this band’s live show perhaps the most enjoyable of all similar bands touring today. And while Wayne does tend to speechify, its abundantly clear that the man’s heart is in the right place. The band’s setlist is the same as the other shows on this tour, but the wonderful night weather gave an added celebratory air to this show that made it special.
I recorded this set with my best mobile unit from literally within the first fifteen feet of the crowd — great for atmosphere, but not so good for avoiding much crowd participation. I was so close as to literally be underneath Wayne’s bubble during “Fear”. The listener should understand that this recording was captured from a prime experience location at this show. With that caveat, enjoy!
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New York, NY USA
Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Board Center
15 Feet From Stage
DPA 4021’s > Marantz PMD-660 (Oade BCM) > 16bit 44.1 wav > Soundforge (set fades, level adjustment, slight eq) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac
Recorded and Produced by
[total time 1:40:55]
02 Enthusiasm for Life Defeats Existential Fear
03 Worm Mountain
05 Silver Trembling Hands
06 She Don’t Use Jelly
08 The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
09 The Sparrow Looks Up At The Machine
11 In The Morning of the Magicians
12 [banter – Frog intro]
13 I Can Be A Frog
14 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1
16 See The Leaves
17 Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung
20 The W.A.N.D.
21 [encore break]
22 Do You Realize??