‘Oceans’ hasn’t opened a show since the final show of 1995. ‘Rats’ is started, paused (Ed notes, “OK, we haven’t done this one for a while and we’re gonna do it right”) and the song is picked up again. Lyrical changes to ‘Rats’ include “drag the bones of the Grateful Dead.” After a lyric flub at the start of ‘Off He Goes,’ Ed modifies the lyrics to “… I should relax.” By request, ‘Footsteps’ is played for the first time this tour. A climactic ‘Immortality’ makes the smooth transition into ‘Alive.’ After a problematic ‘Porch,’ the song is restarted … with Ed apologizing and saying he has a lot on his mind with the elections and all. During the ‘Porch’ jam, Ed pulls a kid up on stage who is wearing an old Who shirt and swaps shirts with him. The kid stage dives into the crowd but the shirt is instantly ripped off him by the audience. PJ immediately return after ‘Porch,’ with Ed commenting about a sign in the crowd reading “Don’t delay” and launching into a version of ‘Even Flow’ with a cool jam. ‘Blood’ includes a handful of lines from ‘Heaven’ by the Talking Heads prior to the ‘Fame’ reference. A request that the crowd “listen to the words” is the lead in to a lovely ‘Present Tense.’ Great connection between PJ and the audience at this show.
Notes provided by: Twofeetthick
Marine Midland Arena
[SBD+AUD > Wavelab 5.01 > CD Wave 1.94.5 > Flac 16 (level 8)]
Mixed by Ross Pezl (SailorSaint420) January 2011
d1t02 Last Exit
d1t03 Hail, Hail
d1t04 Spin the Black Circle
d1t06 Tremor Christ
d1t07 In My Tree
d1t11 Not For You
d1t12 State of Love and Trust
d2t01 Off He Goes
d2t07 Even Flow
d2t10 Present Tense
d2t11 Yellow Ledbetter
(FOB) Schoeps CMC6/mk4 > Sonosax > Sony D10
Tascam DA-20 mkII > HDP2 > CD Wave > Flac Frontend > .flac
SBD> “Eddie Who?” Bootleg CDs > EAC > wav
The SBD source had several dropouts which were removed.
Both sources had some odd spikes most liekly from the PA which I
smoothed over with small crossfades.
On “Eddie Who?”:
After doing this I have some serious questions about the soundboard roots of the “Eddie Who” bootleg.
There is a good deal of crowd and the timing is remarkably close to the Schoeps source.
In general I think its lineage is just fishy.
I believe it may be another unknown audience source perhaps also recorded front of board.
Despite these doubts I do believe this mix is an improvement to the individual sources.
It has a very full vibrant sound that really gives that feel you look for in a good live mix.
Marine Midland Arena
Buffalo, New York, USA
October 1, 1996
taped by: Joel Gershon (RIP)
Source: unknown mics (but nice ones, can’t find the tape to confirm) > Sony D7 > DAT master > Maxell XLII 90m 1g cassettes
Transfer: 1g cassette > Denon 790R > Kenwood A-522 amplifier > Kenwood GE-622 Equalizer > .WAV @ 16 bit/44.1 kHz
Tracking: .WAV > Audacity 2.2.2 > xAct 2.45 (encode to FLAC level 8, align sectors, ffp)
01. intro > Oceans
02. Last Exit
03. Hail Hail
04. Spin The Black Circle
06. Tremor Christ
07. In My Tree
10. Eddie talks
11. Better Man
12. Not For You
13. State of Love and Trust
16. Off He Goes
22. Even Flow
25. Present Tense
26. Eddie talks
27. Yellow Ledbetter
acquiring this source was a bit of a stroke of luck…had heard about Joel, so I sent him (unsolicited) a half dozen tapes I thought he might like, along with a corresponding number of requests.
received the tapes back with a “don’t ever do that again” note, along with my requests, then heard he passed away 4-5 years later.
anyhow, this is my FAVORITE ’96 “No Code” show, as to my ears, the band was on fire, and the setlist (and sound) backs it up.
check it out, see if you agree!!!!
big GRACIAS to dandrew, and big FUCK OFFS to me!!!
—Dr. Deep is pissing them off, one by one
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.