Dinosaur Jr.: December 1, 2012 Terminal 5 – FLAC / MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

December 7, 2012

[Photos courtesy of Dana (distortion) Yavin.  See more of her excellent work HERE.]

Here at NYCTaper, we have a special place in our hearts for Dinosaur Jr. Not only do they make outstanding music and have chops second to none but they have long supported the taping community, making several appearances on this website including one of the first recordings posted here. We were particularly ecstatic when the original lineup of J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph reunited in 2005 and have since released three superb albums. In the interim, we have done our best to capture as many of their concerts as we can but none of us grasped the full extent of what we were in for when they announced this celebratory show marking the 25th anniversary of the seminal and influential ‘You’re Living All Over Me‘ album. In addition to playing the disc in its entirety, allusions were made to many other tracks and “special friends” making an appearance. We wound up being clobbered with a setlist and guest lineup worthy of an alt/indie-rock uber fan’s wet dream: Lee Ranaldo and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Frank Black from the Pixies, Johnny Marr of The Smiths, Dale Crover from the Melvins, Tommy Stinson of The Replacements, Kyle Spence from Harvey Milk, Kurt Vile, Al Cisneros from Sleep, Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene, Suzanne Thorpe of Mercury Rev, Don Fleming, Dante Ferrando, John Petkovic and Fred Armisen. On a night with more highlights and jaw-dropping performances than one can count, there was a wonderful interplay between all the artists and a realization by the crowd that this concert was to be savored. Thank you J, Lou and Murph for the awesome holiday gift you honored us with. It was an extraordinary way to begin drawing this year to a close.

Thanks to Dinosaur Jr.’s management and the team at Terminal 5, we were given the opportunity to set up and record from the dead-center spot towards the back of the floor. With such an ideal location, acidjack and I ran three distinctly different microphone configurations in an effort to ensure the best possible recording we could make: Milab VM-44 Links (DIN) and AKG C 414 B-XLS’s in both Blumlein and M/S configurations. The results are uniformly excellent so we are offering all three sources for download. We certainly hope you like what you hear as much as we did. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Dinosaur Jr., Brian Schwartz and Daniel Mapp for making this recording possible, and to Mike and the staff at Terminal 5 for their courtesy and cooperation.

Stream “Tarpit” (Source 1): 

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Stream “Alone” (Source 2): 

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Source 1: Milab VM-44 Link (DIN)
Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

Source 2: AKG C 414 B-XLS (Blumlein)
Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

Source 3: AKG C 414 B-XLS (M/S)
Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

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Dinosaur Jr.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Terminal 5
New York, NY, USA
(opener: Kurt Vile and the Violators)

Source 1: AUD > Milab VM-44 Links (cardioid DIN) > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Source 2: AUD > AKG C 414 B-XLS’s (Blumlein) > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage for Sources 1&2: R-44 > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > TLH (check/fix SBE’s, FLAC conversion) > FLAC ( level 8 )

Source 3: AUD > AKG C 414 B-XLS (FOB, DFC, M/S) > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Edirol R-44 [OCM] > 24bit/48kHz WAV > Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter) > Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (decode M/S, adjust levels) > Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample) > FLAC ( level 8 )

Recorded and produced by: acidjack and Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

[Total time: 2:17:43]
01. [intro]
02. Thumb [Suzanne Thorpe (flute)]
03. Little Fury Things [Lee Ranaldo (additional vocals)]
04. Kracked
05. Sludgefeast
06. The Lung
07. [banter]
08. Raisans
09. Tarpit
10. In a Jar
11. Lose
12. [banter]
13. Poledo
14. [banter]
15. Almost Fare [Frank Black (vocals/additional guitar)]
16. [banter]
17. Tame [Pixies] [Frank Black (vocals/additional guitar), Kyle Spence (drums)]
18. [banter]
19. Alone [Kurt Vile (additional guitar), Al Cisneros (bass), Kyle Spence (drums)]
20. [banter]
21. Don’t Pretend You Didn’t Know
22. Watch the Corners
23. [banter]
24. The Wagon [Kevin Drew (vocals), Johnny Marr (additional guitar)]
25. The Boy with the Thorn in His Side [The Smiths] [Johnny Marr (additional guitar), Dale Crover (drums)]
26. Training Ground [Deep Wound] [Dale Crover (drums)]
27. tuning > jam
28. Gargoyle [Al Cisneros (bass)]
29. Crucified [Iron Cross] [Don Fleming (vocals), Dante Ferrando (drums), Graham Clise (additional guitar)]
30. Don’t [Kim Gordon (vocals), Don Fleming (additional guitar)]
31. [encore break]
32. T.V. Eye [The Stooges] [John Petkovic (vocals), Tommy Stinson (bass), Fred Armisen (drums)]
33. Start Choppin’ [Kevin Drew (additional vocals)]
34. Freak Scene

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Dinosaur Jr., visit their website, visit their Facebook and MySpace pages, and purchase their official releases and merchandise [HERE], at Amazon and at iTunes.

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28 Responses to Dinosaur Jr.: December 1, 2012 Terminal 5 – FLAC / MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

  1. December 7, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    thanks wish i could have made it. a bit too far

  2. Julián
    December 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Thank you so much!

  3. December 7, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Just wanted to say thanks yet again for another brilliant night documented. You guys certainly hit the sweet spot on these recordings, just grabbed all 3 and will have some fun listening to them to find my favorite.

    Graham on #29 is Graham Clise of Annihilation Time / Lecherous Gaze / Witch (also working as J’s guitar tech on the current tour)

    for another take on the show I’ve made MP3 Mutations for download from dropbox -> http://bit.ly/YLAOM25MP3 of the FLAC files on Dime by mrsaureus -> http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=430510

    Take care and keep up the great work

  4. Cat
    December 7, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    anyone having any difficulty once downloaded?
    Mine isn’t opening.

  5. JFCB
    December 8, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Thanks for the kind words and info on Graham Clise, Jeremiah. Very glad you’re enjoying the recordings. I actually grabbed mrsaureus’ pull off of Dime and will have to give it a listen; the more the merrier. Cheers!

    @ Cat: try downloading the source you want again. I tested and downloaded all six of them and had no issues unzipping them.

  6. B
    December 8, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Any thoughts so far on the positives and negatives of each of the sources?

  7. December 8, 2012 at 11:23 am

    If you download them on at the time it works fine, via Sendspace. I’m having trouble getting the complete flac archives when the download is started from the nyctaper site itself.
    Anyway, thanks a lot guys for taping this show in such great quality!

    Cheers from the Netherlands :-)

  8. acidjack
    December 8, 2012 at 11:28 am

    What source did you download?

  9. acidjack
    December 8, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Well, the Blumlein version (source 2) has the widest and most ‘natural’ soundstage because that microphone technique captures a 360 degree sound field. Source 3 is the opposite – it favors more direct sound, so it will have more “up front” sound to the vocals, but less feel of the room. Source 1 kind of splits the difference; it’s the most “typical” technique and probably offers something in between the other two.

    FYI, the source #3 files have also been moved to YouSendIt where the other two sources live. That should alleviate any downloading issues.

  10. Ken Shaffer
    December 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I had no problem downloading and opening Source 3.

    Thank you

  11. December 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    listening to the sample of #2 convinced me to grab that one..wow, great work!

    btw, i was shooting the show as well (full access)…check out the shots here:


  12. December 9, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Thank you!

  13. December 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Look at this… WOW. Thank you so much for capturing this night. Also, while I’m here, thanks for the Kurt Vile too… I was supposed to have gone to this show but it didn’t happen. Because of you, I can enjoy it!

  14. December 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    …also, this is screaming to be made into a Matrix… JUST SAYING! I’ll try and work on something — going to take a long time though.

  15. Johannes
    December 10, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Thanks you!

  16. Adrien
    December 10, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Under what licence are those recordings released? Can I redistribute them via e.g. bittorrent?

  17. December 10, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Permission arranged in advance with band and venue, and a “taper’s section” marked off for us in the venue.
    We prefer that you not distribute any of these recordings. They’re available here, and after a couple of weeks will also be on freesofree.net, who have our permission to archive our Dinosaur Jr. recordings.
    The idea is that having the recordings hosted here will encourage people to read the review, and support the band.

  18. acidjack
    December 10, 2012 at 11:28 am

    “The idea is that having the recordings hosted here will encourage people to read the review, and support the band.”

    I also want to add, having the recordings pop up on bittorrent sites that intentionally violate the artists’ rights and their wishes isn’t that great of a thing for us. We do a lot of work to make sure the bands approve of what we are doing and think that’s a special part of what we do here. Having our stuff mixed in with “bootlegs” and unauthorized recordings could suggest something different.

  19. matt
    December 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    having problem after downloading its not going into my itunes library, mp3 then DL ed FLAC > aiff, wanna turn into mp3’s wont show up in itunes, please help

  20. Adrien
    December 11, 2012 at 3:20 am

    @nyctaper : dully noted
    @acidjack : some bands encourage that their recordings are shared freely, Nine Inch Nails comes to mind. There are also bands that see bittorrent sites as a way to widen their audience, ThePirateBay. But this is another debate, I just wanted to share that not everything is black or white.

    Given the fact that there was no licence indication, I thought I’d rather ask. Thansk anyway for sharing this, I thinks it’s awesome, and i’m really lookin forward to seeing them in february.

  21. Adrien
    December 11, 2012 at 3:24 am

    I accidentally a whole sentence, I wanted to emphazise the fact that ThePirateBay has a special page and program to promote band that use the site as way to distribute their work.

  22. acidjack
    December 11, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Which source did you download? Source 3, at least, was exported from iTunes and I listen to it in iTunes myself. We’ve tested all three on both Windows and Mac computers.

  23. JFCB
    December 11, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    @ Matt: Not entirely clear on the issue you’re having and what OS you’re using, but iTunes does not natively support FLAC. A few audio players for Mac that do are Vox and Cog, and for conversion purposes xACT is an excellent tool.

  24. acidjack
    December 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    If you want to play lossless files in iTunes, use xAct to convert the FLAC files to Apple Lossless (aka ALAC) which can play in iTunes.

  25. matt
    December 12, 2012 at 2:05 am

    @ acidjack- I meant after i converted FLac files to aiff’s, then pull them into itunes, then convert into mp3, still wont show up

  26. acidjack
    December 12, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I don’t know why you would involve a conversion to AIFF in the process. Tagged VBR0 MP3s are available as a download on the site. Just download the MP3s if you want to play them in iTunes or convert the FLACs directly to ALAC. These files have been fine for the other 1000+ people who’ve downloaded them, so beyond that I don’t know what to tell you.

  27. hmjjbe
    December 19, 2012 at 9:19 am

    This is awesome.so awesome. Was at the show and having the whole thing on mp3 will be priceless. thanks

  28. July 21, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Hi folks!
    Me and my boyfriend Raphael Bittencourt loved the recording.

    Thank you!
    Alberto Aquino Rego

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