Source A: MicroTracker --- Sound Professionals Premium AT Slimline Cardioids > SPSB-3@107Hz Battery Box > M-Audio MicroTrack 24/96 (@24/48)
Location: 15 feet from left stacks
Taper: Karl Frinkle (specialk)
Gen: 0 from Master
MP3 Sample: Right click & save
Notes - by: Taper: Recording is a bit distorted. Apparently the signal was too hot for the MT even though the red lights were not going off. Oh well, enjoy it for what it is. A special thanks to Mikey (http://mikey.netdojo.com) for mastering this recording, he really cleaned it up. Also, thanks to Hector for blocking, and really huge thanks to jcrab for getting me to this show! Torrented via FLAC via Dimeadozen.org (5/2006).
Notes - by: Galen: Relatively clean recording with a noticeable layer of distortion upon the very high end of the spectrum & deep bass parts of the performance. However, this is a very listenable recording &, true to the statements of taper, was released via torrent/FLAC as soon as it was completed. Could there have been issues + circumstances that would have yielded a recording without the issues mentioned? Sure. But, this is a fine recording & will find a place nestled in your collection if not in your heart. There is nothing like the first performance of Tool & the debut of live material (to a mass audience) to make one show, one performance legendary. Was this legendary? Time will tell.
Notes - by: Onebear: First 2006 show and the first time since the Long Beach show in 11.24.02 Tool plays a concert. First time ever we hear the new material from 10,000 Days. The guys were a bit rusty tonight. All except Danny made small mistakes, but nothing major. The setlist was a festival setlist containing the “greatest hits” with versions of the songs very close to the album versions, no extended Schism for example. The show ended with 3 different endings actually: Lateralus, Vicarious and Ænema. It’s nice to see Ænema back as last track, which they haven’t played since the 1998 shows. Of course there’s some “real” Tool fans among the crowd screaming, “Opiate”, a bit disappointing that nobody mentions “Maynard’s Dick”… This is the first 24-bit Tool recording in my collection. So go buy yourself a 24-bit soundcard and enjoy Tool in 24 bits. Too bad this recording is a bit distorted because Karl’s MicroTracker didn’t show the levels correctly otherwise the recording would have been awesome. It’s always hard to capture Tool at a festival but Karl did manage to do it quite well. I especially like the drums, the bass drum is very firm and the bass is clear which can be difficult to capture. I bet Karl’s next recording’s gonna kick some serious ass – go Karl.
Setlist / Quote:
'Good evening hippiieees! I smell Pertouli!'
'Welcome to our first show in many years. We want to keep it down a notch, make it all small and intimate, invite a few friends. Welcome. But you, dude, need to put your fucking clothes back on, you're buming me out. Got lost on the way to Burning Man.'
Forty-Six & 2
'New album comes out tomorrow at midnight. I know you fuckers all downloaded already. Do me a favour, I'm trying to buy... this gold nugget shaped like a piece of popcorn for a ring. So, I need you to buy a bunch of records so I can afford that. Big ol' gold nugget. Like 4 of them. Then when I hit you in the face for taking my photo it will look like somebody had hit with a bowl of popcorn. Help me out will ya? I'm destitute.'
Eon Blue Apocalypse
''Get out your calculators!"
'Had enough? Good. Because we've come here to scissor, paper, rock you. I wrote that. Single.'
'I hope you all enjoyed yourselves. I hope you all got a chance to go in the VIP tent. Of course you all did, right? It's fucken LA, everybody's a fucken VIP. Can I get a witness?'