Eugene Chadbourne: April 25, 2017 Union Pool

May 17, 2017

Eugene Chadbourne—Doc Chad for the familiar—is likely the only musician living who could (would?) play you a Woody Guthrie song on the banjo and also destroy your eardrums with the electric rake. With literally zillions of releases over the last forty years, he’s done folk, jazz, rock, noise, and everything in between. In fact, it’s those in betweens where Doc Chad spends most of his time, never stagnating on one genre, one band, one collaborator, or even one instrument—as if any of those things could claim to define his music. Yes, Doc Chad is a national treasure.

This set from Union Pool a few weeks back has got all the goods: covers of Guthrie and Beefheart, an ode to Conway Twitty, a medly of Johnny Paycheck tunes, and some Chadbourne originals. No electric rake, but you can’t have everything can you?

I recorded this from our usual location at Union Pool with a board feed courtesy of our bud Doug. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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Eugene Chadbourne
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for

Soundboard (engineer: Doug) + AKG C480B/CK63 > Zoom F8 > 2 x WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, mixdown, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [36:25]
01. Hang Knot [Woody Guthrie] >
02. Old Piano
03. The Dust Blows Forward [Captain Beefheart] >
04. Creep
05. Hello Kelly Conway Twitty >
06. The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised [Johnny Paycheck] >
07. Georgia in a Jug [Johnny Paycheck] >
08. Pardon Me I’ve Got Someone to Kill [Johnny Paycheck]
09. I Dreamt I Was Young Again


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5 Responses to Eugene Chadbourne: April 25, 2017 Union Pool

  1. mikeL
    May 17, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    wow, this place is going off!
    had no idea chadbourne had been in town.
    a big thanks for this!

  2. mike
    May 18, 2017 at 11:05 am

    thanks for the Dr C!

  3. EricPH
    May 18, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    You’re welcome! We’ll also soon have a set of Eugene playing some songs with Sunwatchers, from the same night.

  4. Alexi
    May 19, 2017 at 3:52 am

    So a nice surprise, many thanks!

  5. oldjollymon
    June 5, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Chad the Bad! Thx, Eric–very stoked to see y’all caught this!

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