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Cracker: January 19, 2013 Stage 48 – Flac/MP3/Streaming

February 8, 2013

cracker keim
[photo by Dean Keim]

On their annual co-tour with Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker usually gets the anchor spot. I guess this is because David Lowery, who gets double duty each night, sings louder and more vociferously for Cracker’s style of music than he does for CVB, and if the bands were reversed he’d have no voice at all for the Camper set. For the Stage 48 show a few weeks back, this was again the case. Lowery was his usual more animated Cracker self for a very energetic show. But on that night, we were doubly impressed with the work of Johnny Hickman whose energy, humor and guitar work always makes a Cracker show more entertaining. At the Stage 48 show however, Johnny seemed especially moved by the recent loss of a friend Mac Shingleton and the dedication to Mac of “Another Song About the Rain” ignited something special in that song and the moving version was the highlight of the evening. We’re streaming it below.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the CVB set and the sound is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Another Song About the Rain”:

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Stage 48
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Inside of Soundboard Booth

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:21:01]
01 Low
02 Teen Angst
03 The Good Life
04 Useless Stuff
05 I Could Be Wrong
06 Friends
07 Forever
08 [banter – tuning]
09 Turn on Tune in Drop Out with Me
10 Eurotrash Girl
11 Big Dipper
12 Guarded By Monkeys
13 Seven Days
14 Another Song About the Rain
15 [encore break]
16 Gimme One More Chance
17 I See The Light

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

February 13, 2011

[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 [HERE].

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

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