2009-11-20 Portland, OR - The Black Crowes

Notes from the Taper

The Black Crowes
Roseland Ballroom
Portland, OR
November 20, 2009

** 16 BIT **

Source: Sonic Studios DSM-6P w/3-way lo-cut filter, position unknown (most likely @ 80hz, middle setting) > Edirol R-09 @ 16 bit/44.1 kHz
Mastering: .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 (Build 299) [iZotope Mastering Suite (declick); minor edits, normalize, & fades] > CDWav tracking) > Trader's Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC > TagScanner 6.0.18 (tagging)
Location: GA floor, roughly 3rd/4th row, DFC
Recorded by: Steve "ballsdeep" Hagar
Mastered by: Dennis Orr

Setlist: (2:04:07)
01 Crowd/Tuning
02 Good Morning Captain >
03 My Morning Song
04 Girl From A Pawnshop
05 Make Glad
06 Roll Old Jeremiah > Jam >
07 Good Friday
08 Chat
09 Another Roadside Tragedy
10 A Train Still Makes A Lonely Sound
11 Greenhorn
12 She Gave Good Sunflower
13 Sting Me
14 Soul Singing
15 Been A Long Time (Waiting On Love)
16 Wounded Bird
17 Encore Break
- Encore -
18 Oh Josephine
19 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

Chris Robinson - lead vocals & harp
Rich Robinson - guitars & vocals
Luther Dickinson - guitars
Sven Pipien - bass & backing vocals
Adam MacDougall - keyboards
Steve Gorman - drums

Mastering Notes:
A few minor places with static, as well as a couple of millisecond level drops in the two encore songs, likely caused by a loose cable.

C H R I S ' I S M
Before "Another Roadside Tragedy":
"Thank ya. Looks really...ah... in here...that's the first time that ah, a D harmonica hasn't worked, so...so, ah, as far as I know, you just...those bumper stickers must be true, you kept Portland weird...you might be simplifying things a little bit...Friday night's for simple things, you know..."

Show Notes:
This was the conclusion of my "almost 40" birthday trip (I turned 38 during)...got the Crowes on my birthday in Seattle, a couple of Tesla shows in the south immediately prior to this, then Them Crooked Vultures, Wolfmother, and this in Portland over the following 5 days.

I got a great taping position, and for the most part this recording is excellent, though I remember some dropouts/static at the very end way back when, but not sure if that was a bad transfer or on the master (have been too busy lately to listen to everything all the way thru).

That said, when a Crowes performance *opens* with a 16 minute "My Morning Song", you know it's time to take off the seat belt, stand up, and get swept away.

A solid 2 hour performance, it's a great companion piece to Seattle the night before.

As always, thank Dennis for taking his TIME to get this ready for ya.

And, again, as always, hit me with your best "eff off"...'cuz I like it like that.

What COULD be coming next?

An uncirculated (source) Crowes '95 all acoustic performance from Holland?

Stay toooooooooooooned!!!

---Dr. Deep is GONE