Sunday, December 23, 2012

Wintercoats @ The Toff (2012-08-05)

It had been a while since I saw James play and this was his farewell show before he went and played a bunch of dates in Europe so I had to go to this. As always it was great and the kid just keeps getting better and better every show he plays. A couple of new songs in the mix was pretty great and the TLC cover killed it again.

This was recorded on the left wall in line with the soundboard.

Wintercoats @ The Toff (2012-08-05)

1.  Unbearable Thinking
2.  In Translation
3.  Working On A Dream
4.  Spend This Day/And When We Collide
5.  Everyone Seems To Be In On Something
6.  Windmill
7.  No Scrubs (TLC Cover)

Length: 47:58

Sound Quality: B+

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Primal Scream @ Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, 08/12/2012

So, another year, another Meredith Music Festival over. What more can I say, really? It was in 2010 when my best friend and I first decided, "Hey, that festival sounds pretty good, let's go", and after that weekend finished, I knew that I wouldn't miss it again, ever (I'm pretty sure he was of the same opinion, but he didn't make it this year). Anyway, nostalgia over, let's get down to this year. So this is only my second Meredith with my recording gear, and well, let's be honest, I'm usually not really in a state to record anything much over the course of the weekend, and I'm usually hanging around my friends and having obnoxious inebriated conversations - the kind of thing you don't really want to show up on bootleg recordings. This year however, I drank almost my entire alcohol supply on the first night, and that meant I was in a much more coherent frame of mind on Saturday. Also, I was by myself for a lot of the night. And I thought, well, this is THE headlining set of the festival, might as well make sure it's captured. And wow, it was damn awesome. I don't think any band could have been more suited for this timeslot than these guys, motherfucking Primal Scream. As expected, there was a heap of Screamadelica tunes, and a good selection from the rest of their back catalogue. Swastika Eyes was my personal favourite though, being the first song I ever heard of theirs. When those sirens went off, I knew something awesome was about to happen, and when it was that song - FUCK YES. Oh, and who was that awesome bass player? Debbie from My Bloody Valentine! That scored major points with me. Bobby Gillespie is also a great frontman too, very entertaining to watch, and that loop pedal madness outro was crazy. Anyway, yeah, good set, reasonable recording, fair bit of crowd chat here and there, but what are you gonna do, it is Meredith after all. Enjoy, people. This was super fun to be a part of.

2012 = 2013
(Unknown) Track Five = Burning Wheel
It's Alright, That's OK = It's Alright, It's OK

Swastika Eyes
Movin' On Up
Slip Inside This House
Burning Wheel
It's Alright, It's OK
Shoot Speed/Kill Light
Come Together
Country Girl