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Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven: January 20, 2019 Sony Hall

January 28, 2019
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Last weekend I braved the frigid NYC temperatures—and that wind! and that fearsome moon!—for January’s traditional Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven tour. This was my first time seeing either band, unlikely to be my last. I wasn’t super familiar with Camper Van beforehand, but songs like “Too High for the Love-In” and their cover of Status Quo’s “Picture of Matchstick Men” are pretty irresistible.

Cracker played second, which was perfect because the crowd got good and loose during the set break. Anyone who was teenager in 1993/1994 has Cracker’s “Low” seared into their brains, and I really don’t want to out myself as a poser but seeing them play it live was the highlight for me. Don’t @ me. Lots of other great songs in this set, particular highlights for me being “How Can I Live Without You,” “Almond Grove,” and “Teen Angst.” Hopefully the tradition continues and I’ll see you there in January 2020.

I recorded this set with the MBHO cardoids run high, from a little right of the soundboard where the venue staff set me up in a nice booth. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Downloads available at the Live Music Archive: Cracker / Camper Van Beethoven

Cracker:

Camper Van Beethoven:

Cracker
2019-01-20
Sony Hall
New York, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

MBHO KA200N/603A (ROC, PAS) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (balance, compression, normalize, fades) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks: [1:18:32]
01. Been Around the World
02. Mr. Wrong
03. Seven Days
04. How Can I Live Without You
05. Get Off This
06. The Good Life
07. Sweet Thistle Pie
08. California Country Boy
09. King of Bakersfield
10. Low
11. Almond Grove
12. One Fine Day
13. Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)
14. I See the Light
15. El Comandante
16. Beautiful

Camper Van Beethoven
2019-01-20
Sony Hall
New York, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

MBHO KA200N/603A (ROC, PAS) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (balance, compression, normalize, fades) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks: [58:07]
01. Northern California Girls
02. Pictures of Matchstick Men
03. Tania
04. Eye of Fatima
05. All Her Favorite Fruit
06. Good Guys & Bad Guys
07. Take the Skinheads Bowling
08. Sad Lovers Waltz
09. Summer Days
10. S.P. 37957 Medley
11. Too High For the Love-In

Buy music and merch, check tour dates, connect:
Cracker Website
• • Camper Van Beethoven Website

Cracker: January 14, 2012 Highline Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

January 18, 2012
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[screen cap from this youtube video]

As we noted in the Camper Van Beethoven post, there will be another East coast “Camp Out” this year. The main event for the multi-day show at the 40 Watt Club in Athens Georgia (March 1 to March 3) is the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of Cracker’s debut album. On Saturday night at Highline Ballroom, Cracker headlined the show and played an energetic 75 minute set. Although this show was not exactly a preview of the Camp Out celebration, five songs from Cracker were performed, including the album’s opening track “Teen Angst” in the encore slot, which we’re also streaming below.

I recorded this set in the same manner at the Camper set and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Teen Angst”:

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This recording is now available for download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

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Cracker
2012-01-14
Highline Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2012-01-16

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:13:27]
01 Seven Days
02 Don’t Fuck Me Up (With Peace and Love)
03 100 Flower Power Maximum
04 Big Dipper
05 [banter – San Jose]
06 I See The Light
07 Mr. Wrong
08 Been Around The World
09 Gimme One More Chance
10 Wedding Day
11 Lonesome Johnny Blues
12 Turn On Tune In Drop Out
13 Happy Birthday To Me
14 Eurotrash Girl
15 Low
16 [encore break]
17 Teen Angst

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Cracker: January 14, 2011 Highline Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

February 13, 2011
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[photo by Lynn Kestenbaum of the excellent lynnguppy blog]

This recording is submitted by our newest nyctaper staff recorder, mrsaureus, who we hope will become a regular contributor!

Please refer to the Camper Van Beethoven post below for mrsaureus’ very entertaining review of this show.

Stream “Sick of Goodbyes”:

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

Cracker
Highline Ballroom, NYC
January 14, 2011

Lineage: Recorded and minimally produced by mrsaureus, standing center floor five feet back from the stage, Core-Sound High End Binaurals to Sony PCM-M10 (48 kHZ, 24 bit), WavePad Sound Editor to chop and FLAC only. Some crowd noise but sounds nice.

Cracker set:
01-Low
02-Movie Star
03-Get Off This
04-Kerosene Hat
05-Take Me Down to the Infirmary
06-Nostalgia
07-Sick of Goodbyes
08-Sweet Potato
09-I Want Everything
10-Lonesome Johnny Blues
11-Let’s Go For a Ride
12-Loser
13-Meth Lab – Eurotrash Girls
14-I Ride My Bike
15-Interstellar Overdrive
16-I Sold the Arabs the Moon (aborted)
17-Friends

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