Monday, September 14, 2009

Frank Zappa - Live at Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN, USA, November 27th, 1974 [SBD][FLAC]



SoundBoard Recording

A quick and dirty fix of a pretty good late-74 show. Highlights include a nice and goofy Village of the Sun, a quote-tastic Stinkfoot solo, and a thirty-minute "our bass player probably doesn't know Dupree's so we're just gonna jam" improvisation, featuring all the booger standbys a young teenager would expect. The sound isn't the greatest (A/A- is a bit kind, B+ is more accurate. I think the venue's PA system is to blame (I wouldn't expect much from a civic center), and the result is a slight lack of overall frequency response - like this was broadcast over the radio or something), but that's just nitpicking. This comes from the Dick Barber Collection, which has accounted for a good portion of our summer/fall 74 recordings. Special thanks to EasyEd for sharing his first generation copy with the world!

LINEAGE: Dick Barber's cassette > X's copy (made on an NAD cassette deck)

Transfer by Easy Ed with X's participation and advice on tracking:
X's copy > JVC KD-V6 3 head cassette deck (Dolby off) > Sek'd Prodif Plus soundcard > Sound Forge > extract regions to .wav files > FLAC level 8 encoding align on sector bounaries

ZP edits:
Easy Ed's copy > .FLAC Frontend (decoded to .WAV) > WavMerge (all tracks merged) > WaveLab (speed correction per flambay's advice - -30cts for main show, -40cts for encores) > CDWAV (tracks re-split) > foobar (tags + ReplayGain added)


FZSHOWS:

1974 11 27 - Civic Center Arena, St Paul, MN

125 min, SBD, A/A-


Tush Tush Tush, Stinkfoot (q: Big Swifty, Whipping Post), RDNZL, Village Of The Sun (q: Streets Of Cairo), Echidna's Arf, Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?, Penguin In Bondage, T'Mershi Duween, Dog Meat, Building A Girl, Dinah-Moe Humm, Camarillo Brillo, Montana, The Booger Man (q: Star Trek Theme), improvisations (q: Zoot Allures), Oh No, Trouble Every Day (q: Rikki Don't Lose That Number)


This source: 124:47, SBD, B+


TRACKLIST:

01. Tush Tush Tush
02. Stinkfoot (q: Big Swifty, Whipping Post)
03. RDNZL
04. Village of the Sun (q: Streets of Cairo)
05. Echidna's Arf (of You)
06. Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?
07. Penguin in Bondage
08. T'Mershi Duween
09. Dog Breath
10. Uncle Meat
11. Building a Girl
12. Dinah-Moe Humm
13. Camarillo Brillo
14. Montana
15. Improvisations (incl. The Booger Man, q: Star Trek Theme, Zoot Allures)
16. banter (Bird Legs stories)
17. Oh No
18. Son of Orange County
19. More Trouble Every Day


REQUESTS:

Do not buy low, do not sell high. Trade only as .FLAC. Do not chew gum with your nose.


CREDITS:

Dick Barber: Foresight
"X": 1st generation Foresight
EasyEd: Original A/D transfer and seeding
Flambay: Pitch correction advice
ZP: Pitch correction, re-tracking, re-seeding.

Seeded to Zappateers on June 3rd, 2009.


Enjoy !!!


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