|5/18/96||'GOODBYE MARIN' SAN FRANCISCO THE FILLMORE PRESIDIO BENEFIT||AUDIENCE||77:32/65:15|
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO BY RANDY RUNDGREN. SECRET SOCIETY. BLACK AND WHITE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. CLICHE'. PLAY THIS GAME. HONEST WORK. TINY DEMONS. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. FEEL IT. HIGHER AND HIGHER. NO1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY CD TWO: ONE WORLD. ENDING SPEECH.
Note:This left coast ‘one off’ shows Todd with Prairie, Vince, Larry for a rough unrehearsed fun run thru of the above tunes-Vince being the dead dude (guitar-wise) by now made for some interesting textures in familiar places like during the Todd solos of No 1 Lowest Common Denominator, Secret Society, etc, some chaos, some wild endings…This was Todd's last solo show before the move and his very last was the bonus stuff here w/ vwb. Bang has Todd on electric guitar! Peaks of "feel it" burn, but this is the worst Love of the Common Man you’ll ever hear.-wrong fret thing was happening to Todd...this is not like a board-it has some yap and some varied sound quality but it is listenable always-could use someone to edit some yap out of it- it’s not yap to the point of being annoying but to the contrary, very enjoyable and one of a kind for sure.~ Tony
|8/24/96||POUGHKEEPSIE THE CHANCE||AUDIENCE~ JOEL KONIKOW||56:23/64:12|
Track List:CD ONE: BLACK MARIA. FAMILY VALUES. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. THE INDIVIDUALIST. WOMANS WORLD. FASCIST CHRIST. CD TWO: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TABLES WILL TURN. BLACK AND WHITE. TEMPORARY SANITY. BANG I THE DRUM ALL DAY. MYSTIFIED/BROKEDWON AND BUSTED.(CUTS) BELOVED INFIDEL. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY (CUTS IN-MOSTLY NOT HERE)
Note:I think I got this tape from Joel a bit back...it has some cuts and has some house mix issues where the leads are sometimes buried but it is as clear of a recording as was possible then...this is pps night- hes all over the place from the start- building up polyrthymic tension and release all over the solos..Much in a style almost approaching Vince Colauita of Zappa on his guitar solo albums...just in the zone...bang is a joke ad hoc thing.....this was more loose than the 95 dates and more notes were played-the material was familiar to all involved..Sounds great but house mix at the point of recording is sometimes severely unbalanced (can't hear some leads at all)~ Tony
|8/25/96||NEW HAVEN TOAD'S PLACE||AUDIENCE (CarlThulu?)||68:38/50:54|
|Track List:CD ONE: TABLES WILL TURN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. IF NOT NOW, WHEN? THE INDIVIDUALIST. SECRET SOCIETY. WOMAN'S WORLD. BLACK MARIA. CLICHE'. HONEST WORK. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CD TWO: NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. FASCIST CHRIST. BLACK AND WHITE. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:The best audience source there is in my opinion from this tour. More to come from this era.~ Tony
|8/27/96||IRVING PLAZA NEW YORK NY||AUDIENCE (3 SOURCES USED & PATCHED TOGETHER BY JON BABCOCK)||124:47|
Track List:DISC ONE: INTRO MUSIC/BLACK MARIA. FAMILY VALUES. FASCIST CHRIST. SECRET SOCIETY. THE INDIVIDUALIST. NO.1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR (FALSE START). HAMMER IN MY HEART. TABLES WILL TURN. DISC TWO: CLICHÉ. LYSISTRADA. BELOVED INFIDEL. NO.1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. CAST THE FIRST STONE. BLACK & WHITE. MYSTIFIED /BROKE DOWN & BUSTED (PART ONE). MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN & BUSTED (PART TWO). WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Here’s a little explanation of what have here from Jon Babcock (And thank you Jon for your hard work!): “Another mess here, salvaged by cassettes supplied from Anthony Rogers & Frank Bubnick.
There are 3 tapes! There are no less than THREE tapes from NYC'96! Three Three Three! And not a DAT amongst 'em!
The best of them came from cassettes sent to Tony R, the 3rd source from Frank B.
All 3 ran through a (Teac) Esoteric Cassette deck, then through the SBM-1 and were brought onto the mac hard drive with the Onkyo SE-U55. Each one was a different capture from a different place in the crowd, but ONE of them had that rich old "mic onstage" sound. Unfortunately, it had a LOT of problems, and not the problems that can be solved by moving sliders on a PC-based interface "studio". The volumes fluctuated wildly in spots, there were dropouts, and overloaded spots, and a few unfortunate cuts. But it sounded SOOOO good! I worked overtime on this, fiddling with the volume knobs as much or more than the original taper must have. The result needed only a few patches from the other sources and has quite a few traces of fiddling, but it will blow your speakers away if you let it.
All of the tapes had tape flips in Hammer, but in slightly different spots. Tape Source 1was adjusted heavily and used for the bulk of this, with slight patches from the other sources. Tape Source 2was used for the patches. Tape Source 3 was used for 1 tiny little patch only. I forget exactly where. The tape flip in Mystified/BB&B isn't really a flip, but the recorder messing with the levels and there are overloads and then the tape and the recorder gets shut off for a few seconds. That's why it's in 2 parts. There was just nothing to patch in there. I remember Black & White being the first encore, but it's tough to tell what happened here.
Finally, NO EQ was used on these sources. They are raw the way the field equipment made them. All that's happened to the sound, is the Super-Bit-Mapping and the speed CXing.” ~ Jon
|8/28/96||WASHINGTON DC THE BAYOU||AUDIENCE||71:42/73:33|
|Track List:CD ONE: BLACK AND WHITE. SECRET SOCIETY. THE INDIVIDUALIST. HAMMER IN MY HEART. FASCIST CHRIST. BLACK MARIA. FAMILY VALUES. CLICHE'. BELOVED INFIDEL. CD TWO: TABLES WILL TURN. ONE WORLD. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:This show was transferred because the quality of it is superb but the vocal performance was suffering. Cliché is probably the worst all time version of this tune. Jessie plays an amazing solo on beloved infidel. Playing is hot and the show is not as bad as I remember on 2nd listen... Todd just simply blew out the pipes the night before in NYC and this is what was left...a unique show and unfortunately for all of US DC area fans...His last stop at the legendary Bayou (it is now gone....)~ Tony
|8/31/96||ATLANTIC CITY THE SANDS (EARLY SHOW)||AUDIENCE||44:33/39:31|
Track List:CD ONE: SECRET SOCIETY. FAMILY VALUES. BLACK MARIA. TABLES WILL TURN. LUCKY GUY. LYSISTRADA. NEVER NEVER LAND. CD TWO: THE IDIVIDUALIST (CUTS IN). BLACK AND WHITE. ONE WORLD. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. FASCIST CHRIST
Note:Fun Labor Day show with a looser attitude than '95...sound not the greatest of all, but passable... fun show- yes- I was there...had to hurry to get in show~ Tony
|8/31/96||ATLANTIC CITY THE SANDS (LATE SHOW)||AUDIENCE||44:49/44:56|
|Track List:CD ONE: NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. TEMPORARY SANITY. FAMILY VALUES, CAST THE FIRST STONE. BELOVED INFIDEL.
CD TWO: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE WHEEL. H&O JOKE/MYSTIFED/BROKE DONW AND BUSTED (INCOML). WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Second and more fun show of the 2...I was at the show...fun little gathering of hardcores.~ Tony
|12/4/96||NEW ORLEANS HOUSE OF BLUES||'ON LINE' SOURCE (EDITED WEB BROADCAST)||50:03/45:02|
|Track List:CD ONE: HAMMER IN MY HEART. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. FAMILY VALUES. TABLES WILL TURN. COMPASSION. SONG OF THE VIKING. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FREE, MALE AND 21. CD TWO: BLACK AND WHITE. I WANT YOU. CLICHE'. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. THE INDIVIDUALIST. ESPRESSO. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Sounds very good and was probably coverted files from the liveconcerts.com broadcast. A great representation (like a board) of this tour. as you know, this was the tour when Todd started to dread the piano (some nights good, some bad). This aint too bad. Very enjoyable as Todd is in a good mood and performs well. ESSENTIAL
|12/28/96||LANCASTER CHAMELEON CLUB||AUDIENCE||70:33/73:10|
|Track List:CD ONE: ONE WORLD. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. TABLES WILL TURN. THE INDIVIDUALIST. FIDELITY. SONG OF THE VIKING. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL (ABORTED). A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. FREE, MALE AND 21. TINY DEMONS. I WANT YOU. HAMMER IN MY HEART. CD TWO: MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. BLACK AND WHITE. TEMPORARY SANITY. ESPRESSO. HAWKING. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:This is a fine audience recording from another holiday set of shows.