06.14.06

Source B:
iRiver --- Core Sound Binaurals > Core Sound Battery Box (with bass roll-off) > iRiver H140 (Rockbox) / 44.1 kHz
Dissemination: Master > iRiver H140 (Rockbox) > USB > HDD > Adobe Audition 2.0 > Normalize > CD Wave > Tracks split > WAV > FLAC Frontend Level 8 > FLAC
Location:  In line with right stacks, about 25 feet back
Taper:       Ben - list
Gen:          0 Gen from Master
MP3 Sample: Right click & save

Notes - by: Taper: Moved forward a few feet during the break in an attempt to avoid the chatter behind me.
Notes - by: Galen / Performance: In contrast to the previous night, the performance was actually pretty good. MJK seemed quite a bit more into the performance & I suppose the rest of the band felt the same. Excellent version of Stinkfist; this is one of the rare songs that simple never, ever gets old. In my opinion, the performance of Stinkfist, captured on audio, is evidence of why I listen to Tool in the first place. Then, the band gets to The Pot... the crowd realizes this is not the same setlist as the night before! Then, Justin plays the first bar of the song a measure too soon. Ouch! The band recovers for a while, then you listen t the strangely very-echo effect of Rosetta Stoned & you wonder, did it mean to sound like this? What?  However, that was not a mistake, that was what we call improv... right? As it is, Tool of course pulls it off. And that is, IMO, the theme of this performance; the band pulls it off. 100% into the gig? Maybe. But that does not always yield the sweetest of fruit? I'll stop this metaphorical bullshit & say that, long story short: better performance, energy & all together enjoyment than the previous night but that the band simply 'pulled this off' rather than deliver something that may go down in the history books as "legend".

Notes - by: Galen / Recording: For the source information, simply excellent recording. Clean, crisp & delicious, this source simply delivers the goods. This also gives an indication of why CSB mics are & can be excellent Tools for recording Tools music. Even though as of 08/2006 many CSB microphones have received a bad name let this recording give testament to the accurate capture of the band. If half the US mini tour recordings came out this good, the world may very well be a better place. And it is worth noting that many US tapers used microphones + recorders at least correlative or more expensive but yet this yielded the most delicious nectar, so to speak.

Maynardism: "Are there any Irish here tonight? Perfect."

 

 

                                                                                  

Time: 94:36
Setlist / Quote:


Lost Keys
Rosetta Stoned
Stinkfist
Forty Six & 2
Jambi
Schism
Right In Two
Sober
Lateralus
Vicarious
Ænema