Tuesday, 23 February 2021

The Cramps - Astor Park, Seattle, USA - 20.05.1982 + Demos - 1983 + The Tube - 07.03.1986 (Flac)



Ivy's Birthday was last week, here's something to remember us her stunning guitar work. 

Original info file:

Very good to excellent sounding soundboard recording sourced from a vinyl
bootleg (= tracks 1 - 11 in the tracklisting given at the end of this description).

I have included some bonus tracks, a set of 4 demo tracks (tracks 12 - 15), which the trader I obtained them from stated were probably made in 1983 (recording location unknown), and which are also from a different bootleg vinyl, plus my own master audio capture of the band's live appearance on "The Tube" (UK TV) on 7th March 1986, probably recorded at Channel 4 UK studios in Newcastle, and an interview with DJ Andy Kershaw on the BBC Radio 1 "Saturday Live" programme on 8th March 1986.

Lineage info :-

Tracks 1-15:  Bootleg vinyl -> unknown record deck -> Nakamichi 3-head dual capstan cassette deck (record) -> TDK-SA (Type II) cassette tape

Tracks 16-18:  Channel 4 UK TV signal -> Roof aerial -> TV [UHF mono FM] receiver -> Pioneer CT-300 Cassette Deck (record) -> TDK-AD (Type I) cassette

Track 19: BBC Radio 1 FM -> Roof aerial -> Pioneer TX-710 Stereo FM Tuner -> Pioneer CT-300 Cassette Deck (record) -> TDK-AD (Type I) cassette tape

Conversion to FLAC :-

Master source tape -> Aiwa Cassette Deck (play) -> SB Extigy soundcard -> CoolEdit Pro 2.1 -> WAV -> TLH -> FLAC 8 & .ffp

No noise reduction or "click and pop" filtering has been used on the tapes of the bootleg vinyl recordings, they have been left exactly as they were recorded originally - in the case of the Seattle tracks, the vinyl surface noise is hardly noticeable anyway, and only a little bit is noticeable at the start of the first of the 1983(?) demo tracks.

Full tracklisting :-

1. Domino
2. Human Fly
3. Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
4. Five Years Ahead Of My Time
5. Primitive
6. Goo Goo Muck
7. Beautiful Gardens
8. TV Set
9. Sunglasses After Dark
10. Garbage Man
11. Psychotic Reaction
12. Thee Most Exaulted Potentate Of Love [demo, 1983?]
13. Five Years Ahead Of My Time [demo, 1983?]
14. Jesus Was A Sinner [demo, 1983?]
15. Call Of The Wig Hat [demo, 1983?]
16. What's Inside A Girl ?  ["The Tube" 1986-03-07]
17. The Hot Pearl Snatch  ["The Tube" 1986-03-07]
18. Can Your Pussy Do The Dog ?  ["The Tube" 1986-03-07]
19. Interview with Andy Kershaw ["Saturday Live" 1986-03-08]

Total length of compilation = 66 minutes approx
(Seattle show = 38 minutes approx)




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