Oneida August 29, 2008 South Street Seaport – Flac and MP3 Downloads

September 1, 2008

Oneida SS Seaport LaPutt
[photo by Chris LaPuttPrefix Mag – complete set [here]]

On Friday night, Oneida performed their new album Preteen Weaponry for the first time in NYC and the scene could not have been more surreal and yet completely appropriate. As the black rain clouds hovered overhead and the holiday crowd filtered in and around the Seaport, Oneida dipped into their bag of magic tricks and pulled out the most psychedelic prog-rock music they have produced to date — an album with influences from A Saucerful of Secrets to Bug — that could have been appropriately performed in 1968, 1988 or 2008.

As Bobby rose from his keyboard seat to strap on the bass for much of the Preteen set, the center stage of the band shifted to Kid Millions. The keys and guitars set the mood for the album and sustain the long-form melodic structure, but its the drums that are the lead instrument on this album. Kid propels the band while beating relentlessly in double time. Each part of Preteen molds directly into the next, but it is the consistent perfection of the beat that provided the backbone for this outstanding performance.

We recorded this set from a fine position inside of the soundboard tent, and we are quite grateful to the excellent sound crew for the permission to get under their tent and avoid the rain. We are doubly fortunate that the wind did not hamper this recording and we were able to capture this excellent concert with a superb recording. Enjoy!

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South Street Seaport
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Inside Front of Soundboard Tent
Approximately 50 Feet from Stage

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[Total time 38:03]
01 Preteen Weaponry Part I
02 Preteen Weaponry Part II
03 Preteen Weaponry Part III
04 Double Lock Your Mind

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4 Responses to Oneida August 29, 2008 South Street Seaport – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. September 2, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Hey, thanks for checking out my blog and showing me your site. I’ll definitely be coming here more often. I thought I should correct one small thing though. That show was actually the third time they had performed Pre-Teen Weaponry in New York. The first was at The Glasslands, and the 2nd was at a Todd P. show in Carrol Gardens.

  2. September 2, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Alas, I missed that Yard show because I was out of town. I hadn’t even been aware of a Glasslands show, the last show I remember before the Yard was the Market Hotel which was recorded and featured on this site in March.
    I guess I should go back through that Market Hotel recording and listen for hints of Preteen, because this material sounded very familiar — and it wasn’t just the early Floyd influence!

  3. September 2, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I think it sounds familiar because the first part is just like about half of the new songs. I’m 99% sure they didn’t play it at The Market Hotel. Do you have that recorded? Where can I get that? Any Akron/Family shows recorded?

  4. September 2, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Market Hotel is here:

    Knitting Factory is here:

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