Shonen Knife - 2010-09-12 - Amoeba Records SF

Shonen Knife, in front of the gathered Amoeba horde 
(source: amoeba.com)

I only wish I read Amoeba Records' own Five Reasons To Go To See Shonen Knife at Amoeba.  Couldn't have said it better myself, and wished I could have heeded their advice.  Sundays don't tend to be gig days 'round my parts, sadly.

But my friend tomzero made it, and so did another taper by the fabulous handle of toolshirt.
So, you have a multitude of download choices, since I like to think I've gotten adept at doing multisource blends, aka matrix mixes.  I'm particularly proud of this one, actually...I really feel that if done right, they make the blended recording greater than the sum of its parts.

Knife or spiel? (source: amoeba.com)
(Just so I don't have to hear it from the person who just doesn't want to deal with converting FLA-what's-it? to our beloved Fraunhofer's abortion of an algorithm.  I don't want to hear about either, it's a topic that's been done to death, so I've punted and am just using that format.)

The component versions are available as well, for those who can send me a REQUEST.

Recording details:
Shonen Knife
Amoeba Records
San Francisco CA

contrast cluse:

Matrix mix by lammah, combining two different recordings together


(1) tomzero:   Sonic Studio mics -> 

Edirol R-09HR (24 bit / 96 kHz) -> 
Nero (level boost & downsample to 16/44.1) -> 
cd wav -> flac level 8

(2) toolshirt: Zoom H1 -> WAV -> 
CD Wave for track splitting ->you guys

(1) panned L30 -3dB
(2) panned R30 -5dB


01 intro (photograchar) (parisensore)
02 Twist Barbie (false start)
03 Twist Barbie (bayareanorthernsoul) (photograchar)
04 Perfect Freedom (bayareanorthernsoul) (photograchar) (David Toshiyuki) (Alex Luo)
05 Capybara (bayareanorthernsoul) (photograchar)
06 Top Of The World [The Carpenters] (bayareanorthernsoul) (photograchar) (David Toshiyuki) (Alex Luo)
07 Gyoza (bayareanorthernsoul) (photograchar)
08 Super Group (bayareanorthernsoul) (photograchar)
09 BBQ Party (bayareanorthernsoul) (photograchar)
10 Sushi Bar Song (photograchar)

'So Adorable': (photograchar)
Autograph signing: (photograchar)

Think Amoeba was filming, you can see their video camera in the above footage, though to date only photos have appeared:

SF: http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/detail-1719#cat-most_recent_shows/page-1
LA: http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/detail-1710#cat-most_recent_shows/page-1


  1. MP3 download link:

  2. And the FLAC version (blend-matrix):