2017-11-09 Rocky Mount, VA

Notes from the Taper

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The Magpie Salute
Harvester Performance Center
Rocky Mount, VA
November 9, 2017

** 24 BIT **

Source: Soundboard > Tascam DR-2d @ 16 bit/44.1 kHz
Mastering: .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 (Build 299) (WAVES C4 Multiband Parametric Processor (UNcompressor); minor edits, normalize, & fades) > CDWav tracking) > Trader's Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC > TagScanner 6.0.18 (tagging)
Location: At the soundboard
Recorded by: Steve "ballsdeep" Hagar
Mastered by: Dennis Orr

Setlist:
01 Intro Music
02 Omission
03 Greasy Grass River
04 One Mirror Too Many
05 Bitter Bitter You
06 Badge Of Descencion (1)
07 Astral (2)
08 Time Passes Slowly (2)
09 Feel
10 Only A Fool
11 Ballad In Urgency >
12 Wiser Time
13 Hitchcock Railway (3)
14 Smoke Signals (2)
15 Goin' Down South (4)
16 Shipwreck (2)
17 Chat
18 Title Song
19 Last Time Again
20 Paint An 8
21 Chat & Band Intros
- Encore -
22 Sometimes Salvation
23 My Morning Song

(1) Marc - lead vocals
(2) Rich - lead vocals
(3) Randy Brown - congas
(4) Kat - keyboards

Rich Robinson - guitars & vocals
Marc Ford - guitars & vocals
John Hogg - lead vocals & percussion
Sven Pipien - bass & backing vocals
Joe Magistro - drums & percussion
Nick Rosen - keyboards
Nico Bereciartua - guitars
Charity White - backing vocals & percussion
Adrien Reju - backing vocals & percussion
Katrine Ottosen - backing vocals, harp, keyboards, & percussion

Mastering Notes:
The first approximately 1:26 of the show was missing - that's the 55 seconds of the "Intro Music", and the first 31 seconds of "Omission". To make this show complete I spliced in the corresponding music from the 2017-11-10 show in Baltimore.

Show Notes:
This was a hell of a "first show back". Soundcheck was hot (with more new riffs being jammed on), and the show even hotter.

I landed in Newark (out of Chicago, which was due to visiting my sweetie), and had a 500 mile drive to Rocky Mount (ok, 470), and a 2 hour stop with a dear friend from the Tesla message board days sammiched in the middle. I drove until the rain started pouring and there were dead deer on the side of the road every few miles, then decided it was time to call it a night

The venue was tiny, which inhibited the "vidcam overkill" that I specialize in, but I was still able to place a vidcam in an area to visually document the proceedings. The staff was amazing to work with (unlike Philly...more on that later). A highly recommended venue in the "middle of nowhere" along the Blue Ridge Parkway (which was a beautiful drive).

And as for the show itself, I gotta say ANY show that has "Bitter Bitter You" in the 4-slot vs. "Omission" is definitely a treat...the Ballad > Wiser midsection was a searing showcase for Riff and Effing to do what they do best, which is take you to another place.

"Hitchcock Railway" and "Goin' Down South" were showcases as well, showing how much this band has gelled and tightened up since January.

And they could have just played the last 5 songs and "dropped the mic" and all would have been good in the world.

It's been a treat to watch these guys do their thing over these last couple months. I have filmed shows with up to 7 cameras (Baltimore), and have settled on the 5 digicams for sure, with maybe some Hi8 action in the En Why Cee...

More later...SO MUCH more

Oh yeah, thank Dennis, for both his skills and his patience with moi. It's taken me until now (at soundcheck in Fairfield, which is being filmed as well) to have the time to whip up the verbiage which I'm semi-famous for at this point.

I'ma gonna keep fucking off, as that's what I do best.

---ballsdeep OUT!!!!


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