During “Porch”, Eddie climbs up onto the balcony and starts working his way all the way around the venue on the edge of the balcony. About 3/4 of the way around, two security guards grab him and pull him off the edge. They don’t realize who he is, thinking he is a fan climbing. When they realize their error, they let him go. Eddie stands on the edge of the balcony and then drops down onto the crowd below… quite a drop but they catch him! Then he “swims” to the stage, picks up the mic and says, “I can do… whatever the fuck I want!”. Eddie welcomes Henry Rollins to the stage – and Eric Johnson comes on, dressed as “Henry” – and sing “Happy Birthday” to Mike. “Henry” has a huge happy face drawn on his back with magic marker.
Notes provided by: Pearljamconcertchronology
Source: unknown mic -> unknown recorder
Generation: ANA(M) -> DAT(c) 48khz -> FLAC
Transfer: DA-20 -> Monster coax -> DiO 2496 -> CEP 2.1 (resample to 44.1) ->
CDWave -> FLAC frontend -> FLAC
**Please do not distribute MP3’s of this recording**
02 Even Flow
03 Why Go
08 State of Love and Trust
12 Ed talking
14 Happy Birthday (to Mike, sung by Henry Rollins)
Notes: Beginning of Once cut, probably due to tape flip and a pause between Once and the Improv.
This should be a replacement for the unknown ANA and probably MP3 version of this
show that has circulated in the PJ community.
Thanks to cps for the DAT.
Transfer by BLG
compiled on 11-21-04
Well, I’m finally getting around to digitizing my 700+ cassettes (at my wife’s insistence–she wants them out of the house), so I’m going to start posting some goodies here. I taped many a show in the Toronto area from the late ’80’s to the late ’90’s, and also recorded a lot of radio broadcasts, mostly from CFNY, 102.1 in Toronto. Hope you stumble across something you like, or even a show you were at!
addendum: I have had many comments about the fate of my tapes, so for those worried about them…the masters I am boxing up and storing in my parents’ basement. The others (mixed tapes, recorded LP’s, etc) are getting tossed. My wife is not evil or insensitive–we live in a small place, and the many boxes were getting in the way. This is something I’VE wanted to do for awhile, as well. She just gave me the push. Oh, and she doesn’t have shelves of makeup, or hundreds of shoes, no matter what stereotypes you care to buy in to. Her comic collection, however….
Pearl Jam–Concert Hall, Toronto, April 4, 1992
Not my recording, and I sadly missed this show. I saw them the first time they were in Toronto and nobody knew who they were (they opened for Smashing Pumpkins and Red Hot Chili Peppers). I’ll post those when I find them.
Pearl Jam’s second Toronto gig, and now the crowd knows who they are! Great show, great recording, highly recommended. Oh, and no matter what Eddie says, Henry Rollins is not on this recording–they had a roadie dressed as Henry, complete with magic marker tattoos, come out and sing Happy Birthday to Mike.
Thanks again to Rick the taper, who gave me some great shows. I haven’t seen him for about 15 years, hello if you’re out there!
Lineage: first gen from unknown equipment>M-audio sound card>wav>flac
editing with CDWav
02. Even Flow
03. Why Go
08. State of Love and Trust
10. I Could Tell the Truth
12. Breath of a Scream
13. Happy Birthday, Mike McCready
15. Drop the Leash
This is number 149 in an ongoing series.
If we have album art available from this show you can download it here. Sometimes album art is included in the audio download links.
Here you can find a youtube video of the concert.