Selected: Robin Trower - Pre-Source:Zero Version - 1974-06-15

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  • Band / Artist
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  • RoIO Title
  • Venue
  • Robin Trower
  • 1974-06-15
  • Pre-Source:Zero Version
  • Warehouse
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  • New Orleans
  • LA
  • USA
  • FLAC
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  • Date Entered
  • Rec 1
  • Fair
  • davebowman
  • 29th of April 2011
  • Taper - Unknown
  • Robin Trower June 15, 1974 at A Warehouse in New Orleans, Louisiana "Pre-Source:Zero Version" Now, ain't that a great title for this clandestine recording -- first going into circulation at TTD on April 25, 2011. Well, isn't this an OK recording for 36+ years ago, or so ago. I went to this show alone, and primarily to tape. I had a bought a portable stereo recording device in order to get better recordings at the Warehouse, and I decided to forgo the experience of using a concert as a social gathering in order try to obtain a better recording. I was almost always recording in those days from the right side of the building, as close as possible to the stack and in a position to capture the sound from the stage. This is the side of the stage AWAY from the dressing rooms, and easier to hide microphones held in the air, as this is the darker side of the building. The Warehouse is just what the name of the building described. It had been a BIG cotton warehouse built near the Mississippi River for decades, and as such was nothing but a HUGE open building with nothing but wooden beam pillars all through the place. For the purpose of a concert facility, Beaver Productons had built a stage against the Tchoupitoulas Street side of the building, next to where the loading doors already were. There were --- I believe --- 2 small sets of bleachers in the rear of the building, waaay in the back, behind which were restrooms and consessions stands. There was also a bar, on the Jackson Avenue side of the building, all made of the cheapest wood available and painted black. Who cares. This Robin Trower recording from the Warehouse made on June 15, 1974, is all I captured. This was a three band night, and Trower opened. I got there at 8 PM and the band went on exactly at 8 PM, and it took time to get to my preferred recording location. (REMEMBER: location, location, location) As I said, I'd already recorded a number of bands from this same location, and I planned to tape from the almost the same place where I captured King Crimson on June 7, 1973. That recording has been in circulation for decades, and is easily available, so I think it's only fair to refer to it for comparison purposes. It's probably the same PA that was installed in the Warehouse that was captured in both recordings, but for the Robin Trower/Brownsville Station/Slade concert, the crowd was larger and all on their feet. The recording device is better, the tape was the best for the recorder, the location is about the same, but the mics are much higher in elevation, as the KC crowd was sitting down and this crowd is definitely NOT. Didn't I mention that this was a "festival seating" type concert hall.... so ya hadda run to the front when they opened the doors, and typically, the shows never started earlier than 9 PM, so when those doors opened and Trower hit the stage at the same time, I had to run, dodge other people who were also were running to the front, and get hidden enough to whip out my gear, and start the goddam recording. I know I missed something, but once I started recording, I captured everything from that point to the end of the show, except for tape flips. The transfer was done as two tracks, track one was side A of the master tape and track 2 was side two of the master cassette. This was one of the first master tapes I transferred to cd-r when I bought my first cd recorder. And it's the same one I'm still using. It even has an input for microphones, cool, huh? Lineage? Here's all you'll need to know: Master Cassette> playback on JVC TD-W209 cassette deck > JVC XL-R5010 stand alone burner > Fuji audio CDr (0) > cd-r (1) > EAC > CDWave > TLH (flac 8). Fuck-all if I remember what compelled me to copy this when I did. I'm sure it doesn't matter what zodiac sign was in acendency at that particular moment, but this is as close as I can recall. And it was transferred in 2002 or 2003, certainly too long ago for me to give a good goddam about.... and neither should you as this is previously uncirculated, and might just be the only recording of this show.... who cares. But this is the PRE-Source: Zero version, OK? 01. Lady Love 02. Daydream 03. Too Rolling Stoned 04. I Can't Wait Much Longer 05. Day of the Eagle 06. Little Bit Of Sympathy 07. encore break 08. Rock Me Baby