Pylon November 7, 2007 – Mercury Lounge – Lossless Download

November 8, 2007

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I had the same reaction when I saw Pylon in 1988. How can a band who has not toured in many years, and who have played intermittently since the 1980s, so sound tight. Its a credit to the rhythm section of Curtis on drums and Michael on bass, but its also a testament to the quality of the original songwriting and the unique melodic sense of guitarist Randy. Last night at the Mercury Lounge, Pylon delivered a terrific set of their best material in front of a packed and adoring crowd. Vanessa was energetic and genuinely modest about the tremendous crowd support.

With the permission of Pylon (thanks!), I recorded this concert from the ideal location in this venue, equidistant from the two sets of speakers, and directly in front of the soundboard booth. The result is a recording with excellent stereo separation and clarity. The crowd is present in the recording, but not obtrusively. Enjoy!

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from in Front of Soundboard
Dead Center Approximately 30 feet from PA

DPA 4021’s > Marantz PMD-660 (Oade BCM) > flac

Many Thanks to Pylon (in particular Michael) for permission to record.

Recorded and Produced by

[Total Time 1:17:38]
01 Cool
02 Dub
03 Driving School
04 Read a Book
05 Working is No Problem
06 Sugarpop
07 3×3
08 Gravity
09 Precaution
10 Weather
11 The Human Body
12 Crazy
13 K
14 Danger
15 Volume
16 Feast on My Heart
17 Stop It
18 M Train
19 Beep
20 Sloganistic

If you download this recording PLEASE SUPPORT Pylon. Visit their website and buy their official releases.

8 Responses to Pylon November 7, 2007 – Mercury Lounge – Lossless Download

  1. November 8, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    The Soundbites blog has an excellent review of this concert here:

  2. Phil
    November 8, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Outstanding recording nyctaper..thanks so much for all the work and effort you put into this!! What a pleasure listening to this gem!!

  3. November 9, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    WOW,thanks a lot for the torrent. I’ve been a fan since 82-83. Did you record the NYC show in 1988? It is a good recording also.
    Your Pupps recording was excellent too!

  4. jim takacs
    November 10, 2007 at 9:34 am

    just got sent this site and am truly amazed. fantastic work, the recording is wonderful. pylon sounded just as fresh and unique as they did in 79′ when i first saw them. many thanks to you and to pylon for coming back. it was a night to cherish.

  5. Kevin
    November 11, 2007 at 5:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing!!! I was at the show and this is a great memento!! fantastic quality as well. Pylon is back!!!

  6. November 20, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  7. mark
    March 7, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks for a great show! Pylon was on heavy rotation on college radio in the early 80s in Atlanta when I was in high school. You couldn’t go a day without hearing “M Train” several times. Finally got to see them in the late 80s at the 40 Watt Club in Athens and I couldn’t believe the distinctive power of Michael’s bass and the telepathy he shared with the drummer. Unfortunately, the acoustics at the 40 Watt left much to be desired, so it’s great to hear these songs with more clarity. Great to see that “Gyrate” has finally been released on CD.

  8. Joe
    October 21, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    I was so excited to see this show, for at least I week I drove my friends crazy about seeing this band. Im just as pumped now discovering it here, thanks nyctaper

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