Stereolab w/Richard Swift - 2008-10-21 - The Fillmore SF


The Fillmore
San Francisco CA

taper: lammah
equipment:  Sonic Studios DSM-6Ls > Sonic Studios PA-6 bat box > Edirol R-09HR (24 bit/48khZ) > Adobe Audition (decrackle; normalize) > FLAC24 (6)


00 - intro  [1:21]
01 - Percolator  [3:36]
02 - Neon Beanbag  [5:03]
03 - Eye Of The Volcano  [4:23]
04 - Mountain  [3:19]
05 - Chemical Chords  [5:25]
06 - Two Finger Symphony  [3:18]
07 - Ping Pong  [3:09]
08 - Valley Hi!  [3:45]
09 - Lo Boob Oscillator  [8:19]
10 - The Ecstatic Static  [5:49]
11 - Double Rocker  [5:21]
12 - Silver Sands  [3:40]
13 - John Cage Bubblegum  [2:56]
14 - French Disko  [3:24]
15 - Cybele's Reverie  [5:32]
16 - pre-encore break  [1:45]
17 - Vortical  [3:29]  (introduced as a new song)
18 - The Emergency Kisses  [5:29]
19 - Stomach worm  [12:30]

Total  [91:35]

2008-era notes:

My first outing with my new Edirol recorder, and as you're about to hear, the results were very good, but again, there was some crackle which I had to use Adobe Audition's pop/click removal to eradicate, though you'd be hard-pressed to hear any of it.  I'm wondering if the PA6 I have is malfunctioning  (or if the battery powering it was simply dead), next gig I think I'll try to go without it.

Only glitch here was when I decided to adjust volume at the start of Percolator (17 seconds in), which unfortunately, produces a stutter...I removed the worst of it, but you can here what sounds like the track speeding up for a split second as a result.  Every woven Persian rug has an imperfection; that is mine.

NOTE:  This is a 24 bit / 48khz seed, which will need to be downsampled to convert to CD-A format.

(pCloud link)

REMEMBER - PLEASE don't leverage this recording for material gain, Stereolab is known to be taper-friendly,  so don't betray their faith in us.  And keep the MP3s to your iPods.

2020 note:  2008 me was pretty quaint in what I chose to focus on.  In reality, I didn't know very much about Stereolab and their importance to independent music, even if I had seen them once prior in 1993 at none other than Mod Lang Records in Berkeley CA.  I do have a full recording of it on VHS that I was loaned, but alas it's been misplaced to my utter shame.

The only track that seems to be online from this seminal performance is "John Cage Bubblegum".

There's also some video from the 2008 Fillmore appearance on YouTube, which I've playlisted.  However, it seems that both filmers went to the following night's show (from 22nd October), and not the one I went to as Laetitia's outfit is different than in the pics that I took.  It's pretty fragmentary but I'll work at ID'ing the ones w/o titles...and see if I can sequence them better...

Cybele's Reverie (davidparkerl)


Playlist of all vids.

Opener Richard Swift after the jump... 


Richard Swift
The Fillmore
San Francisco CA

taper: lammah
equipment:  Sonic Studios DSM-6Ls > Sonic Studios PA-6 bat box > Edirol R-09HR (24 bit/48kHz) >
            Adobe Audition (decrackle; normalize) > FLAC16 (6)

Openers for Stereolab.


01  The Songs Of Natural Freedom  [3:25]
02  Most Of What I Know  [4:46]  (in the key of G)
03  The Original Thought  [3:14]
04  The First Time  [7:51]
05  Ballad Of Old What's His Name  [3:23]
06  A Song for Milton Feher  [5:48]
07  Atlantic Ocean  [4:11]
08  Lady Luck  [5:01]
Total 37:39

Would appreciate any help with the tracklist... 
(I've taken care of this, lyric sites really help)
Thought they were quite good, actually, if not totally my cup of tea musically.  Richard Swift (which I assume is the lead singer's real name) alternately played both guitar and piano.


I've left the tracks as-is rather than to try to improve them...

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