Saturday, November 5, 2016

Spacemen 3 - Spot, Kassel, Germany - 1989-05-07 (SBD)

notes with this one ...

"Ripped from: JVC TD-W309 Double Cassette Deck to PC with Creative Labs Audigy 2 Sound Card.
Source Tape: Maxell XLII
Polderbits Sound Recorder to capture audio in WAV and to balance left and right audio channels.
Wavepad to split tracks and removes beginnings and ends of the tape.
No EQ, nothing touched in the sound. I leave that for you if you want to improve sound. Feel free to do the improvements you want to do with the sound of this gig.

01. Rollercoaster
02. Transparent Radiation
03. Things'll Never Be The Same
04. Take Me To The Other Side
05. Starship
06. Revolution
07. Suicide
08. Bo Diddley Jam
09. Mary-Anne
10. Revolution

Got this tape in a trade, back in 1996-1998 from Josh, a cool guy from Alaska (really! lol).
Very good-excellent sound quality from a decent soundboard. Not perfect anyway, there is a sligh drop out in the middle of Suicide and some others at the beginning of Rollercoaster which for sure were in the master, since I made the comparisons with ta couple of lossy version I found online and those also have those little problems. Nothing to worry about but if good to know about them.

An alternate source to this is around DC++ and the Internet. I also had that version, but I realised today it was a LOSSY version, probably sourced from a MD or from mp3 files (who cares anyway?). So, I decided to rip my tape and do the transfer since this tape is completely 100% lossless. I have made the pertinent analysis to arrive to this conclusion, using EAC and Audacity and the veredict found no argument. I also got a version through a DVD sent by Ian from but not compiled by him (he just made me the huge favour of sending me some DVDs which was sent to him by a guy at SPZ forum). This version had a similar frequency analysis compared with the lossy version downloaded from DC++ and it was, obviously, lossy, too. I will let know all the people that have this tape in the share to delete lossy versions and replace it with this one. Specially the people at Spacemen 3 Hub.

There is also a lot of discussion about the real year of this tape. The date in my tape is 1988, but some comparison with the setlits of 1989 Europe tour and similar dates in Germany hints that the concert is from 1989. Anyway I prefer to leave it as 1988 since I am not completely sure it is otherwise.

Please be patient since my upload speed is a shame.
Free to share this bootleg and to convert it to the format you like! Just doesn't distribute it in LOSSY formats.
DON'T SALE THIS BOOTLEG!!! It is just for trading/sharing/enjoying/tripping!!! Don't be stupid and make money with a bootleg. Respect the artists!!!
Support the band buying their official albums!

Ripped and shared by putuco at DC++ in Sound Of Confusion hub ( (10/Apr/2008)"

320 kps mp3 files ...

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Unknown said...

Hi Dave at Cardinal Fuzz and anal retentive Spacemen 3 fan obsessive. It is from 1989 (Pete was using a different guitar) and the tracks sound totally different to the 88 Euro tour dates and as you say the track listing is from 1989 too (the bo diddley jam was not played at all in 1988) Hope that helps

putuco said...

No lossy converts - converts to mp3 /facepalm

Evan said...

@ putuco

flac ...!jAs3RR5L!rb_IbMLd3XzbqRYmwrFfT0AFelhMPnAVQGioPQE2FWo

limits of space at the time

thanks for sharing.