Frightwig: September 8, 2014 Knitting Factory – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 18, 2014

Frightwig Knit
[photo by nyctaper]

Frightwig was founded in the early 80s San Francisco punk scene — a time and place that welcomed female-fronted bands (Romeo Void, The Contractions, The Nuns, The Units) but which had not yet fully opened the gates to the likes of L7 and Bikini Kill. Frightwig combined a wicked sense of humor with some sharp politics to produce a handful of albums before calling it quits in 1994. Twenty years on, Mia and Deanna reformed the band in 2012 in part to express some contemporary politics in today’s bizarre conservative political climate (“War on Women”). While retaining their sense of fun and humor, Frightwig still pokes jabs at appropriate targets and their new songs are as pointed as their entire catalog. At Knitting Factory in September, the band played an extremely entertaining hour-long set that was part of a mini-tour of the East Coast — their first in two decades — which culminated at the Washington DC We Are Woman Constitution Day Rally. Frightwig currently have no pending gigs, but we expect to hear more from them in 2015.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Jane Lee Hooker set and the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “My Crotch Does Not Say Go”:

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Knitting Factory
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineers Keith Milgaten and Ben Fitterman] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 56:23]
01 [intro]
02 Hear What I Say
03 War On Women
04 [tech – keyboard]
05 My Crotch Does Not Say Go
06 Crawford
07 What Is Love
08 [banter – fashion week]
09 Ride Your Bike
10 Aging Sux
11 Crazy World
12 [banter – go-go dance]
13 Redistribution of Wealth
14 A Man’s Got to Do What a Man’s Got to Do
15 [banter]
16 Punk Rock Jail Bait
17 I’ll Talk To You And Smile
18 PRJB Reprise
19 [outro]

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