Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Story So Far

So my tumblr and original home has become a complete mess. This blogspot is now here to serve as a place where I can post recordings and only recordings. Just to keep some separation and much easier archiving. So here are the 97 recordings I have made and uploaded so far in beautiful alphabetical order. I have just returned from a trip overseas so I should back to being focused on taping bands in the Sydney area.

Abe Vigoda - The Echo, Los Angeles, 08/05/2009 - 46.5mb - 30 minutes
Alice in Chains - Soundwave, Sydney, 22/02/2009 - 76.5mb - 1 hour 3 minutes
Andrew Bird - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 14/06/2009 - 140.5mb - 1 hour 29 minutes
Animal Collective - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 12/06/2009 - 120.3mb - 1 hour 12 minutes
Animal Collective - House of Blues, Las Vegas, 30/05/2009 - 138.2mb - 1 hour 36 minutes
Animal Collective - Sasquatch!, Quincy, 23/05/2009 - 28.2mb - 18 minutes
Antony and the Johnsons - Coachella, Indio, 19/04/2009 - 48.7mb - 33 minutes
Arctic Monkeys - Big Day Out, Sydney, 23/01/2009 - 77mb - 1 hour 1 minute
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Coachella, Indio, 18/04/2009 - 28.3mb - 36 minutes (Mono)
Band of Horses - Coachella, Indio, 18/04/2009 - 71.7mb - 48 minutes
Beach House - Sasquatch!, Quincy, 25/05/2009 - 55.1mb - 38 minutes
Black Kids - Big Day Out, Sydney, 23/01/2009 - 48.4mb - 39 minutes
Bon Iver - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 13/06/2009 - 97.8mb - 1 hour 4 minutes
Bon Iver - Sasquatch!, Quincy, 23/05/2009 - 74.5mb - 49 minutes
Brian Jonestown Massacre - Coachella, Indio, 19/04/2009 - 74.6mb - 50 minutes
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 13/06/2009 - 273.8mb - 2 hours 54 minutes
Buraka Som Sistema - Coachella, Indio, 29/11/2009 - 50.4mb - 35 minutes
Clockcleaner - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 29/11/2008 - 45.6mb - 39 minutes
The Cure - Coachella, Indio, 19/04/2009 - 252.5mb - 2 hours 50 minutes
The Dandy Warhols - Stonefest, Canberra, 01/11/2009 - 23.6mb - 22 minutes
David Byrne - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 12/06/2009 - 162.2mb - 1 hour 40 minutes
Dead Meadow - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 15/01/2009 - 61.2mb - 51 minutes
Deerhoof - Sasquatch!, Quincy, 25/05/2009 - 46.6mb - 32 minutes
Deerhunter - Annandale Hotel, Sydney, 20/06/2009 - 136mb - 1 hour 38 minutes
Die! Die! Die! - Spectrum, Sydney, 28/11/2008 - 53.3mb - 45 minutes
Dirty Projectors - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 12/06/2009 - 83.7mb - 52 minutes
The Drones - Big Day Out, Sydney, 23/01/2009 - 58.5mb - 47 minutes
The Drones - Stonefest, Canberra, 01/11/2008 - 61.9mb - 52 minutes
The Drones - Metro Theatre, Sydney, 24/10/2008 - 108mb - 1 hour 25 minutes
Explosions in the Sky - Sasquatch!, Quincy, 25/05/2009 - 93.2mb - 1 hour
The Flaming Lips - McDowell Mountain, Phoenix, 25/04/2009 - 79mb - 1 hour 34 minutes (Mono)
Fleet Foxes - Metro Theatre, Sydney, 03/01/2009 - 84.7mb - 1 hour 13 minutes
Fleet Foxes - Sasquatch!, Quincy, 25/05/2009 - 78.1mb - 53 minutes
Fuck Buttons - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 15/01/2009 - 62.3mb - 53 minutes
Fucked Up - Coachella, Indio, 19/04/2009 - 68.4mb - 44 minutes
High Places - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 27/02/2009 - 48.2mb - 33 minutes
The Horrors - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, 17/05/2009 - 52.8mb - 37 minutes
Jane's Addiction - Sasquatch!, Quincy, 24/05/2009 - 123.8mb - 1 hour 24 minutes
Jay Reatard - Gaelic Club, Sydney, 29/01/2009 - 42.7mb - 37 minutes
Jim Ward - Annandale Hotel, Sydney, 09/12/2008 - 56.2mb - 52 minutes
King Khan and the Shrine - Sasquatch!, Quincy, 23/05/2009 - 65.2mb - 42 minutes
Kings of Leon - Sasquatch!, Quincy, 23/05/2009 - 72mb - 1 hour 48 minutes
Laughing Clowns - All Tomorrow's Parties, Sydney, 17/01/2009 - 77.1mb - 46 minutes
Liars - Coachella, Indio, 18/04/2009 - 63.3mb - 42 minutes
Los Campesinos! - Coachella, Indio, 19/04/2009 - 70.2mb - 47 minutes
Love of Diagrams - Spectrum, Sydney, 21/11/2008 - 48.3mb - 42 minutes
M. Gira - All Tomorrow's Parties, Sydney, 17/01/2009 - 78.6mb - 48 minutes
M83 - Sasquatch!, Quincy, 24/05/2009 - 82.6mb - 55 minutes
MURS - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 11/06/2009 - 83.1mb - 51 minutes
Matisyahu - McDowell Mountain, Phoenix, 25/05/2009 - 87.6mb - 1 hour 2 minutes
Melvins - Annandale Hotel, Sydney, 22/01/2009 - 77.7mb - 1 hour 5 minutes
Midnight Oil - National Convention Centre, Canberra, 12/03/2009 - 135mb - 1 hour 54 minutes
Minus the Bear - Soundwave, Sydney, 22/02/2009 - 42.1mb - 35 minutes
Mogwai - Enmore Theatre, Sydney, 04/03/2009 - 126mb - 1 hour 48 minutes
Morrissey - Coachella, Indio, 17/04/2009 - 87.7mb - 56 minutes
The Murder City Devils - Sasquatch!, Quincy, 24/05/2009 - 72.5mb - 45 minutes
My Bloody Valentine - Coachella, Indio, 19/04/2009 - 103.3mb - 1 hour 11 minutes
My Disco - Gaelic Club, Sydney, 29/11/2008 - 46.5mb - 40 minutes
Neil Young - Big Day Out, Sydney, 23/01/2009 - 108mb - 1 hour 30 minutes
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - All Tomorrow's Parties - 100mb - 1 hour 24 minutes
The Night Marchers - Coachella, Indio, 19/04/2009 - 54.4mb - 37 minutes
Nine Inch Nails - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 13/06/2009 - 213.3mb - 2 hour 14 minutes
Nine Inch Nails - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, 24/02/2009 - 132mb - 1 hour 50 minutes
Nine Inch Nails - Soundwave, Sydney, 22/02/2009 - 116mb - 1 hour 37 minutes
No Age - Gaelic Club, Sydney, 29/01/2009 - 49.7mb - 42 minutes
of Montreal - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 13/06/2009 - 111.6mb - 1 hour 11 minutes
of Montreal - Manning Bar, Sydney, 03/03/2009 - 94.9mb - 1 hour 19 minutes
of Montreal - Sasquatch!, Quincy, 24/05/2009 - 88.7mb - 58 minutes
Ohana - Spectrum, Sydney, 28/11/2008 - 32.5mb - 27 minutes
Ohana - Oxford Art Factory, 06/11/2008 - 31.7mb - 27 minutes
Paul McCartney - Coachella, Indio, 17/04/2009 - 223.6mb - 2 hours 30 minutes
Phoenix - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 12/06/2009 - 73.8mb - 47 minutes
Pivot - Gaelic Club, Sydney, 29/11/2008 - 72.5mb - 1 hour
Portugal. The Man - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 11/06/2009 - 94.7mb - 1 hour 1 minute
Portugal. The Man - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 12/06/2009 - 42.4mb - 27 minutes
Public Enemy - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 12/06/2009 - 159.2mb - 1 hour 42 minutes
Public Enemy - Days Like This!, Sydney, 04/01/2009 - 93mb - 1 hour 20 minutes
Public Enemy - Metro Theatre, Sydney, 27/12/2008 - 129mb - 1 hour 48 minutes
Qua & Mountains in the Sky - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 06/11/2008 - 138mb - 2 hours 4 minutes
Regurgitator - Stonefest, Canberra, 31/10/2008 - 73.2mb - 1 hour 12 minutes
Rival Schools - Soundwave, Sydney, 22/02/2009 - 39.4mb - 34 minutes
The Saints - All Tomorrow's Parties, 17/01/2009 - 69.3mb - 57 minutes
Saves the Day - Soundwave, Sydney, 22/02/2009 - 46.5mb - 40 minutes
School of Seven Bells - Sasquatch!, Quincy, 25/05/2009 - 59.9mb - 39 minutes
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Days Like This!, Sydney, 04/01/2009 - 84.5mb - 1 hour 10 minutes
Songs - Spectrum, Sydney, 21/11/2009 - 63.5mb - 50 minutes
Spiritualized - All Tomorrow's Parties, Sydney, 17/01/2009 - 76.7mb - 50 minutes
Spiritualized - Metro Theatre, Sydney, 16/01/2009 - 145mb - 2 hours 2 minutes
St. Vincent - Sasquatch!, Quincy, 24/05/2009 - 66.7mb - 45 minutes
TV on the Radio - Big Day Out, 23/01/2009 - 63.2mb - 52 minutes
TV on the Radio - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 12/06/2009 - 122mb - 1 hour 15 minutes
TV on the Radio - Coachella, Indio, 17/04/2009 - 66.9mb - 45 minutes
TV on the Radio - Metro Theatre, Sydney, 24/01/2009 - 106mb - 1 hour 30 minutes
The Vaselines - El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, 10/05/2009 - 102.5mb - 1 hour 10 minutes
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Coachella, Indio, 19/04/2009 - 85mb - 58 minutes

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Set was awesome, no idea how it was last time but it turned into this awesome request fest and they played an absolutely unexpected set list. Bummer I could barely keep myself from collapsing the entire time.

Also got to chill with some cool dudes and meet a reminder!

I collapsed through the door after the show at 2am last night and slept immediately. I only just woke up. I believe this is jet lag.

Never Stops
Backspace Century
Like New
Hazel St.
Nothing Ever Happened
Game of Diamonds
Lake Somerset
N. Animals
Spring Hall Convert
Disappearing Ink
Saved By Old Times
Cover Me (Slowly)
Twilight At Carbon Lake

Deerhunter - Annandale Hotel, Sydney, 20/06/2009 - 136.8mb - 1 hour 38 minutes

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bonnaroo Day Four

This is the final set I was able to record as my batteries ran out half way through Band of Horses, can’t believe I made it this far. Andrew Bird wasn’t too shabby, not the amazing bonerific show that everyone who saw him at Sydney Festival made it out to be though.

G Swirl
Opposite Day
Fitz and Dizzyspells
Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
Fiery Crash
Oh No
Tables and Chairs
Fake Palindromes
Skin, is My
Don’t Be Scared

Andrew Bird - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 14/06/2009 - 137.3mb - 1 hour 29 minutes

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bonnaroo Day Three

Finally getting to see Bon Iver makes up for missing him in January. Seeing him twice even more so. This set is excellent, the sound is spot on and has a guest appearnce by Elvis Perkins in Dreamland for a few songs, including a cover of a Yo La Tengo song. The sound is a lot better than the Sasquatch recording however the atmosphere didn’t even come close.

Creature Fear
Skinny Love
Lump Sum
Blood Bank
Beach Baby
Brackett, WI
Feel Like Going Home
For Emma
Regarding Stacks

Bon Iver - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 13/06/2009 - 95.5mb - 1 hour 4 minutes

THE BEST OF MONTREAL SHOW I HAVE SEEN. The only bummer? Atrocious sound and it really comes through on the recording, it’s completely burried in bass. But man, they were on fire at this show, just spazzing out on stage the entire time and having a blast. Also, they finally played the Past is a Grotesque Animal. Made my day. Not to be a dick but you really had to be there.

Nonpareil of Favor
Bunny Ain’t No Kind of Rider
Id Engager
Rapture Rapes the Muses
The Party’s Crashing Us
Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse
October is Eternal
A Sentence of Sorts in Konsvinger
Beware Our Nubile Miscreants
Girl Named Hello
For Our Elegant Caste
Touched Something’s Hollow
An Eluardian Instance
She’s A Rejecter
The Past is a Grotesque Animal

of Montreal - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 13/06/2009 - 109mb - 1 hour 11 minutes

It was alright I guess. Probably the worst Mars Volta show I’ve seen, but by no means a bad show. A few tech problems, such as Cedrics mic cutting out whenever he goes to belt it out, also Omar forgetting how to play Goliath. Sound turned out pretty well though. Also playing during the day (7:15 - 8:45pm in America is still day time) did them no favours.

Cedric also needs to not talk on stage. Ever.

Roulette Dares (The Haunt of)
Viscera Eyes
Drunkship of Lanterns
Wax Simulacra
Cygnus…. Vismund Cygnus

The Mars Volta - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 13/06/2009 - 131.4mb - 1 hour 23 minutes

What about me and my blue collar?

What you are looking at here is the only known recording of Bruce Springsteen at the E Street Band at Bonnaroo. Bonnaroo has an open taping policy, however Bruce asked that his set not be taped, and being Bruce the festival honoured this, I did not know this until after the set when I arrived at Nine Inch Nails and all the tapers seemed to be ecstatic that I was able to record all of Bruce Springsteen.

This set is AMAZING. I have never been in a crowd so huge in my life (85,000) and the atmosphere was perfect, just one big 3 hour sing-a-long. I was pretty far back but right on the barrier that went from the stage to the soundboard, turns out Bruce would walk down this path 4 or 5 times, and I sure as shit got to high five him. Also seeing Bruce walk through the crowd collecting signs off people for song requests was quite a moment.

The sounds a bit jumpy, the crowd is loud, whenever Bruce walks down the aisle I get bum rushed so the sound is affected, but over all I am very pleased with how this turned out. Absolutely killer set list as well. Bruce Springsteen is a mother fucking performing and an amazing entertainer. 80% of the set was drummed by Max Weinberg, the rest by his son Jay.

No Surrender
My Lucky Day
Outlaw Pete
Out in the Street
Working on a Dream
Johnny 99
Raise Your Hand
Request Time
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Growin’ Up
Thunder Road
Waiting on a Sunny Day
Promised Land
The River
Kingdom of Days
Radio Nowhere
Lonesome Day
The Rising
Born to Run
Hard Times
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Land of Hope and Dreams
American Land
Glory Days
Dancing in the Dark

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 13/06/2009 - 267.4mb - 2 hours 54 minutes

Nine Inch Nails’ last ever US show. If you believe they really are over.

Was an amazing show, setlist differs wildly from their Australian show and they play some awesome rarities. Can’t believe they did I’m Afraid of Ameircans. Playing from 1am until 3:30am was a perfect slot for them, they absolutely owned it and the crowd was incredibly packed.

Terrible Lie
March of the Pigs
Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)
The Becoming
I’m Afraid of Americans
Gave Up
La Mer
The Fragile
Banged and Blown Through
Gone, Still
The Way Out is Through
Mr. Self Destruct
The Hand that Feeds
Head Like a Hole
Wish (featuring Dillinger Escape Plan)
The Good Soldier
Dead Souls
The Day the World Went Away

Nine Inch Nails - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 13/06/2009 - 208.3mb - 2 hours 13 minutes

Friday, June 12, 2009

Bonnaroo Day Two

Portugal. The Man’s first ever acoustic set. I enjoyed this a lot more than the previous night. They were on a much much smaller stage and the atmosphere was just right, the first bit of sunshine we had gotten the festival when they came on. It of course being an acoustic set, the crowd is extremely loud compared to the music so this recording is peaksville when there is cheering. There’s a few new songs in this one as well.

Portugal. The Man - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 12/06/2009 - 41.4mb - 27 minutes

From the David Byrne Curated Staged.

I had never really listened to Dirty Projectors much before this set, but I have to say I’m quite the fan now. Was an el grande set. The crowd was pretty small but when they introduced David Byrne to perform Knotty Pine with them everyone went mental and it suddenly turned into the biggest crowd crush of the festival, was a great moment.

Two Doves
Cannibal Resource
Remade Horizon
Ascending Melody
Fucked for Life
Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie
Thirsty and Miserable
Rise Above
Stillness is the Move
Useful Chamber
Temecula Sunrise
Knotty Pine (featuring David Byrne)

Dirty Projectors - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 12/06/2009 - 81.7mb - 52 minutes

A pretty damn good set. The sound is kinda messed up but I’m still pleased with it. The crowd was fucking atrocious, but ten times as huge, the stage was announced as being “At Capacity” for the Which Stage which means 30,000+ people. Crazy. Also it’s good to see that Animal Collective rotate set lists like a mother fucker. No where near as good as the Las Vegas show (Which I reccomend highly if you’re into Animal Collective, they also play 3 new songs in that set) but still a damn fine festival set.

Lion in a Coma
My Girls
Summertime Clothes
Guys Eyes
Comfy in Nautica
Daily Routine
Brother Sports

Animal Collective - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 12/06/2009 - 117.5mb - 1 hour 12 minutes

And with this, TV on the Radio become my most taped band. I put this show up there with the Metro one, was fucking great, takes a while for the sound to get right though. Also the first time I’ve seen them play Halfway Home and with good reason too. The song very suddenly changes tuning half way through and requires Dave Sitek and Kyp Malone to throw off their instruments and start playing new ones within a beat.

Love Dog
The Wrong Way
Blues From Down Here
Halfway Home
Golden Age
Wolf Like Me
Staring at the Sun
Red Dress
Shout Me Out
Dancing Choose
Family Tree
Young Liars

TV on the Radio - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 12/06/2009 - 119.2mb - 1 hour 14 minutes

You heard me rave about David Byrnes show at the Opera House earlier this year, well this was just as good. Amazing set list, amazing performance, amazing stage show, and thankfully, it sounded great on tape. Do enjoy.

Strange Overtones
I Zimbra
One Fine Day
Help Me Somebody
House in Motion
My Big Nurse
My Big Hands
Life Is Long
Cross-Eyed and Painless
Born Under Punches
Once in a Lifetime
Life During Wartime
Feel My Stuff
Take Me to the River
The Great Curve
Burning Down the House
Everything that Happens Will Happen Today

David Byrne - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 12/06/2009 - 158.4mb - 1 hour 40 minutes

Officially the most unsatisfying set ever. Only 45 minutes (Shortest set of any band at the festival that wasn’t on the Sonic Stage), all of it pure awesome but it felt like it was over in a flash. Considering how much they had to work with they spread the set list out pretty well. Also this crowd is very talkative, but the show was a fucking party while the rest of the festival was off pretending to be interested in Phish and their 6 hour sets.

Long Distance Call
Consolation Prizes
Napoleon Says
Run Run Run
Love Like a Sunset
Too Young

Phoenix - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 12/06/2009 - 72mb - 47 minutes

Pretty standard Public Enemy fare. Recording is a bit jumpy during the first song and then sweet from there on out. Performing It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back from start to finish.

Public Enemy - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 12/06/2009 - 155mb - 1 hour 41 minutes

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bonnaroo Day One

First band of the first day of this amazing festival. Started at 7pm and I was only able to record MURS and Portugal. The Man before the monsoon/thunderstorm started which didn’t give up until 10am the next morning, so I didn’t get to record much on the first day but this set left me quite impressed, being a festival it sounds a bit flat (Most of the Bonnaroo recordings do) but still, here it is.

Better Than the Best
Can It Be
Yesterday and Today
I Know
Walk Like a Man
Silly Girl
Me and this Jawn
Break Up
Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)
Road is My Religion
Rok U
Murray’s Revenge
Boyz N the Hood
LA Show
To Protect and Entertain Everything

MURS - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 11/06/2009 - 81.2mb - 51 minutes

First of two sets by Portugal. The Man. I was ultra pumped to see them, I had listened to them religiously in Year 10 and the only way I got to see them was by travelling to buttfuck Tennessee. To be honest, they kinda dissappointed. The sound in the tent was bad, it had just began to monsoon so everyone was piled into the tent and honestly, when these guys released their first album, they were criticised as being a crappy Mars Volta knock-off, it seems like everyones forgotten this except the band who are trying their hardest to be a crappy Mars Volta knock-off. Jamming on the song that got me into you in the first place to prove you have soul without playing a note from the original song was heart breaking. Still, I left satisfied at least.

Church Mouth/One
Lay Me Back Down
And I
New Orleans
Bellies are Full
People Say
My Mind/How the Leopard Got its Spots
Horse Warming Party
1989/Our Way
AKA M80 the Wolf

Portugal. The Man - Bonnaroo, Manchester, 11/06/2009 - 92.5mb - 1 hour