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> Torrent / Dimeadozen.org (05/2006)
Balcony 1, just right of
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Notes - by: Taper:
bothered by a cold / sore throat, but stuck it out, and his mike was so low
in the mix it wasn't noticeable anyway. Really expected better sound in the
Auditorium as it's arguably the best venue in the City to see a show, but
for a rock show it wasn't bad. This comes from the 1st balcony, just right
of center, so there is considerable crowd noise, but this IS a TOOL show!
First time live for "Right In Two" and it was great.
Notes - by:Galen:
Well. Huh. I
suppose the most politically correct thing to mention was that MJK was sick
thus that detracted from the overall enjoyment of the show/recording.
However, the real issue at hand is this is thick -thick- with crowd noise. A
lot of it. Not a little, a lot. It is the damn Sony ECM microphone that is
to blame, for better or for worse... the tinny, high end capture has moments
where it is difficult to make out the vocals over the screams from the
audience. Sure, other recordings have a considerable amount of crowd noise,
this is common, but then again few recordings from this era use Sony mics. I
am doing my best to not comment on strictly personal tastes (in regards to
microphone captures) but with a pair of reasonably priced CSB, OKMIIR or
even GSAL mics would have yielded a clearer, more accurate reflection of the
performance. However, all in all - not too bad. This is definitely above any
threshold for "for collector's only" & does sport the debut of Right In Two.
All in all, ok. But definitely not my favorite.
Setlist / Quote:
"Chicago. I don't
know what it is about this town but every time I get here I get sick,
must be allergic. Maybe some warm smiles will cure me. Or lots of
46 & 2
"We had a new album
come out, not sure if you're aware of that. Apparently it did very well.
And we have you to thank for that. Thank you very much. New album means
new songs, hence, the next one."
Setlist / Quote:
"Thank you very much for attending this warm up show. We'll be back in
the late summer for a full on tour. Not this intimate, however. Thanks a
lot. See you again soon. Bye."
"Once again thanks
for coming down. Apologize for being ill and having a sore throat, but,
I don't want to be ill and have a sore throat, that means not touring
and not singing, and that's just not an option. So thank you very much
for coming down, thank you very much for helping us sell those records,
thank you for helping me buy land in Montana stuffed with all kinds of
spare batteries and guns and cattle and what not. You know why, right?
Montana? It's a good spot. Tactically speaking."