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

December 7, 2012
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[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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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

SETLIST:
[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.

Deer Tick: November 20, 2011 Webster Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

November 22, 2011
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[photo courtesy of Dan Meade from Gig Ape]

It was undoubtedly one of the most memorable concert experiences of my life — The Replacements at The Ritz in the Summer of 1986. The band was apparently riding high, touring on one of the greatest albums of the era Tim. The album was released in the Fall of 1985, and by the Summer of ’86 it established The Replacements as the foremost alternative band of the time. The motley crew of Midwest punks had matured into a powerful unit led by the increasingly confident Paul Westerberg and the rambunctious lead guitar of Bob Stinson. That night on East 11th Street, I entered the venue as the concert began with “Bastards of Young”, the lead track of side two of Tim. As inebriated as the band were the massive throngs of fans, one of whom leapt from the balcony into the slam-dancing front of the crowd. They weren’t called “mosh pits” yet. The concert is also legendary because Westerberg himself jumped into the crowd and broke his wrist, resulting in the cancellation of the balance of the tour and sending the band into a few month of hiatus. By the time the Replacements returned Bob Stinson had left the band, and things were never the same. But for that single manic and magic alcohol-fueled night in the Summer of 1986, The Replacements were the best band on the planet.

Twenty-five years later in the exact same venue (now called Webster Hall), I was fortunate to experience another magical night courtesy of one of today’s foremost heirs to the legacy of The Replacements — Deer Tick. The sold-out crowd was similarly exuberant, the alcohol flowed freely (and covered the stage by show’s end), and most special of all, Deer Tick played a picture perfect cover of “Bastards of Young” (streaming below). Fortunately, no limbs were broken in the process, although several guitars, keyboards and amps were smashed in the anarchy of the show and tour finale. We’ve seen Deer Tick cover Tim material before — their performance this Summer of “Waitress in the Sky” appeared on nyctaper in August [here]. But this time it was special, not only because of the incredible coincidence of location, but because Deer Tick has seemingly fully realized and embraced their position as the contemporary carriers of the torch for a particular musical approach and attitude. Just as the Replacements had little regard for the pretense and affectation of the bastions of “serious” rock music, Deer Tick’s approach has evolved into a group intent on making music that’s all about being young, living on the edge, drinking too much, and having a ball, all the while maintaining enough of a creative edge to guarantee that the music has staying power. John McCauley is equally comfortable performing a solo version of the bitter poignancy of John Prine’s “Unwed Fathers”, or Deer Tick’s mournful “Houston TX”, as much as he is smashing his guitar during “Let’s All Go To The Bar.” Similarly, while the Replacements cover is the take-away from this show, the encore set began with John Lennon’s tragic and painful “Mother” (also streaming below).

Of course, there is a cost to this approach. As the Replacements burned out far too soon, and suffered the wrath of their contemporary critics, one fears that Deer Tick may not be capable of continuing this peak level of performance. Already, the dinosaurs of indie criticism have unleashed the backlash. A creative writing school dropout named Ian Cohen published a hatchet job on the new Deer Tick album Divine Providence on Pitchfork, which was so utterly devoid of any honest understanding of the music (or music in general) and reeked of an agenda, that its hard to take the review seriously. Deer Tick doesn’t seem to have. And although Pitchfork hasn’t been a serious tastemaker to non-casual music fans in nearly a decade, there’s probably a lesson in there. Don’t let the magic get away so soon. Just as that 1986 night at The Ritz was the Waterloo for the best era of The Replacements, it all can end with a simple stage dive or taking your critics too seriously. By the end of ’86, Westerberg had fired Bob and sacrificed his creative edge for a big record deal. One can only hope that Deer Tick will stay with the excellent Partisan Records, and keep their energy, confidence and perspective. I suspect that if Ian Cohen was stroking his thesaurus in 1986, he would have panned Tim. I also suspect that John McCauley already understands all of this. At least I hope he does.

I recorded this set with the Neumann microphones mounted in the center of the soundboard booth at the balcony rail, and mixed with an excellent soundboard feed. Deer Tick’s front of house sound engineer for this tour was the excellent Melanie, who has also mixed in several local venues. Her mix on this night was simply superb and we’re extremely please with the quality of this recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Bastards of Young”:

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Stream “Mother”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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Deer Tick
2011-11-20
Webster Hall
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-11-21

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:52:54]
01 The Bump
02 Easy
03 Baltimore Blues No 1
04 [guitar tech]
05 Main Street
06 Chevy Express
07 Walkin Out The Door
08 Ashamed
09 Bastards Of Young [Replacements]
10 [banter – Sunday]
11 Clownin Around
12 Funny Word
13 These Old Shoes
14 [banter – Hardy intro]
15 Hurts to Watch [Diamond Rugs]
16 Houston TX
17 Song About A Man
18 Unwed Fathers
19 Something to Brag About
20 Now Its Your Turn
21 Miss K
22 Something In The Way [Nirvana]
23 Not So Dense
24 [encore break]
25 Mother [John Lennon]
26 [banter – entertainment too]
27 Bring Me My Shotgun [Lightning Hopkins]
28 Mange
29 Let’s All Go To The Bar

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Deer Tick Covered The Replacements – MP3 Download + Streaming Song

August 12, 2011
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In 1985, the Replacements were at their peak. After the breakthrough success of the brilliant Let It Be, the band’s follow-up album was arguably a more consistently excellent release and stands today as the pinnacle of the Replacements catalog. Tim was the first Replacements album on Sire Records, and sadly the last album with original guitarist Bob Stinson. Two years later, Pleased To Meet Me was a clear step down from Tim. The band’s final three albums each represented a decrease in quality from the previous one, so that by the time the Replacements broke up in 1990, their creative output was spent.

Among the best of the current list of bands that exhibit a clear Replacements influence are Titus Andronicus and Deer Tick. Ian O’Neil is a former member of Titus and current guitarist for Deer Tick, and on Wednesday night with Deer Tick, Ian and John McCauley traded vocals on “Waitress in the Sky”. While several other tracks from Tim are clear standouts, “Waitress” is a short number with a bunch of earworm lines. Paul Westerberg is said to have written this from the unsympathetic perspective of the nasty passengers with whom flight attendants have to deal.

The Deer Tick performance took place at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh Long Island. The show was a benefit for the Tommy Brull Foundation. If you download this song, please proceed to the Foundation’s website and Donate [HERE].

Stream “Waitress in The Sky”:

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We recorded the entire Deer Tick performance and will post the complete show on Monday.

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