Tour with King Crimson
Source C: DAT --- Inner Ear Monitor (IEM) > Sony PCM-M1 > FLAC > purelivegigs.com, 05/31/2006
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Notes: First, this "note section" is the same as the 08/14/01 IEM section (as they are virtually identical in sound & issues). Second, I will go out on a limb & say that I was 110% surprised by seeing that this was being torrented. This recording & the 08/14/01 show were torrented by the same uploader & are the authentic, real deal IEM's of this performance. Perhaps the overall negative connotations of many Tool collectors made me think that nothing this, well, cool, would be massively released anytime soon. But here I go, being wrong. Good! Although the soundcheck was recorded & retained, it was not included in these releases but beggars are not choosers, eh? This source is very clean & crisp. As with the majority of IEM recordings, this has more high end than anything else. The bass, even when used w/a bass box in a Jeep or car is lacking. This is not a diss but it is what it is. If someone were to take this source & matrix it with the best audience recording, the result, I imagine, would be quite good. There are many instances where MJK's vocals seem to brickwall / distort at very high levels so know that this is not perfect. It is what it is & I am happy to have the opportunity to enjoy it.
Maynardism: "Every now & then, we have to ask ourselves why it is we do this. It's never really more apparent or appropriate as it is when we are in LA. We get so convoluted. Everyone's got their fucking hand out, their all a bunch of liars & thieves & acquaintances. We just have to remind ourselves that it's about this - what we are feeling right now, that's what it's about. Fuck 'em."
Intermission / Fripp
Eon Blue Apocalypse