05/26/2007

Source A:
Mini Disc --- Shure MX185 > SP Batt Box > MD-MT877 (LP2)
Transfer: Analog > Sound Forge > FLAC Frontend (Level 8) > Torrent
Mastered by: Paraflux
Location: Section 302
Taper: Brightwell
MP3 Sample: Right click & save

Notes - Taper: As the band moves into the Stinkfist extension, you'll hear Maynard laugh as he cuts himself short on the lyric. He was expecting them to play the standard version of the song, but Danny led the band into the extension. Listen closely and you'll hear him laugh at himself.  Thanks to 'flux for taking the time to work on this. I have no idea what he did, but this tape needed a lot of work and I think he did a good job.
Notes - Galen: Yeah, MJK sings the 'original' part of Stinkfist (I'll keep digging) while the band jumps to the extended. If you really, really listen to certain source(s) you can hear him laugh - that occurrence is hard to hear on this source. For a mini disc recording with pretty basic mic set-up this source is pretty good. However, there are other sources available without a compressed audio source. The sound has a certain crisp-y-ness to it that sounds perhaps overly done. The vocals are, at times, very hidden or buried in the mix. All in all though, not bad. As a note, if this were 2002 (when a lot more recordings were done with MD this source would get a higher rating, so to speak. But in 2007, the majority of recordings were recorded with lossless sources. Splitting hairs, fretting over pretty much nothing? You bet.

Maynardism: "Hope you enjoyed the popcorn!!! Consider that your bonus..."

Setlist:

<bass drone>
Jambi
Stinkfist (Extended)
Forty-Six and Two
Schism (Extended)
Lost Keys/Rosetta Stoned
Pushit
Wings for Marie
10,000 Days
Lateralus
Vicarious