Spin Doctors Live at The Blue Loon on 2003-06-21
- Live concert
- Spin Doctors
01. Big Fat Funky Booty
02. Cleopatra's Cat
03. Refrigerator Car
04. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
05. Happily Ever After
06. Freeway Of The Plains
07. Lady Keroscene
08. What Time Is It?
01. What Time Is It (cont)
02. My Problem Now
03. Jimmy Olsen's Blues
04. Off My Line
05. Two Princes
06. Yo Mama's A Pajama
09. Yo Baby
11. Genuine (cont)
12. How Could You Want Him When You Know You Could Have Me?
(Setlist added by David Landsberger)
Chris Barron - Vocals
Aaron Comess - Drums
Eric Schenkman - Guitar & Vocals
Mark White - Bass.
Another grungy Alaska audience tape... Solstice. Midnight sun and everything, on the sawdust at the Loon. Lots of beer. Missed most of a song because of the it. I cut that part out. Sound guy couldn't decide how loud he wanted it. Band was pretty loose, and I wasn't a statue either. Still sounds alright.
- 2005-03-23 03:22:12
- Sonic Studios DSM-6/L -> PA-6LC2 -> Sony WM-D6C.
- Fairbanks, AK
- Spin Doctors
- Taped by
- Tascam 112MKII -> Behringer SNR2000 Denoiser -> Symetrix 533E 31-band EQ -> DAL CarDeluxe -> Soundforge 5.0 -> CDR-Win.
- Transferred by
- The Blue Loon
Subject: Great oddball show
You never know when that specific confluence of events is going to present itself for that perfect show, but it's always something when it happens in a place you'd never expect. I can't speak for how these guys were feeling in Alaska, but from my perspective, this is one the best shows the post-reunion band ever played.
A lot of shows in the first decade of the 21st century are festival type sets with a tight regimented structure designed to please everyone. This is not one of those sets - they're stretching out and clearly having a good time here. The Yo Baby is one of the coolest versions of the song I've heard with a fantastic out-of-left-field solo from Schenkman and Barron toying with the already loose melody. Moments throughout the set capture the band's elastic tightness. There are clearly some chances taken here; not all of them pay dividends, but none of them detract from the overall unit and they add a sense of urgency and danger to the set.
As others have mentioned, the sound quality is C+ at best - no knock against the taper, who was kind enough to undergo the thankless task and managed to document a very cool show that none of us would have heard otherwise. And, while the sound could be better, you can still hear every instrument clearly - plus, the imperfect nature is more akin to the live experience. There are some live-release quality bootlegs on this site; this has the unique distinction of qualifying as one performance wise, if not audio quality wise.
One reason why the sound quality isn't up to snuff... I think this version was made from 128k MP3's. Two versions went out... A Furthurnet SHN, and the MP3's for a couple of people who didn't have high-speed. I don't recall ever sending out a physical CDR copy of this one.
Yeah, my levels were hot at times... It was impossible... The PA was twice as loud by the end of the show as it was when they started. I remember the distorted areas being FAR worse on the MP3's but I did it anyway... Joy.
Subject: Meet the Doctors in Alaska at solstice
Also, it's interesting to hear some "early" versions of songs the Spin Doctors play regularly by now. Listen to a completely different "Happily Ever After" and an odd yet lovely version of "Margarita".
When listening to this show, two, three or maybe even more laughs are guaranteed. Nice atmosphere!
Subject: Fun show, but recording could be better
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