1995-10-23 Riviera Theater, Chicago, IL, US (13)
**ReMastered** by thir13en
The day before MCIS would land in the stores, the band treated the local fans to an energetic and new-material filled spectacle.
This show was simulcast and re-broadcast to many cities around the globe. Probably why there are so many versions of it out there. Just a quick look at SPFC shows a mind-boggling number of silver-sources. How to determine which was the best capture? You could listen to them all, try to decipher the little nuances, the different edits, FM static, and I bet a few are even mono sourced.
Or you can take this and toss aside the rest. It's my capture from the local DC broadcast on DC101, a broadcast tower that was maybe 2 miles from my house at the time.
I've always used the finest equipment whenever I do anything important, like capturing SP from the radio. And this one was archived on my very expensive and top analog quality HIFI VHS machine. I've mastered to this thing many many times. And I have a wealth of original recordings as well as a few concert caps' on a large catalogue of archived S-VHS tapes. Why is it top analog quality? The head spins at a very high speed rate, eliminating the noise generated by tape-to-head contact, and the tape itself is 1/2" wide, each stereo track getting it's own 1/4" width to stretch out and get comfortable. No bleed, no drop-outs, no squeeze, no noise. And it's better than a DAT anyday, anytime, anywhere. Most DAT machines will strip all the odd harmonic frequencies in it's A to D conversion, unless someone spent the additional thousands of dollars to get a couple of Apogees, which in 1995 was highly unlikely. Still unlikely even today.
Scope it if you like, you'll see a full range of frequencies and no 19K stereo tone or stripped frequencies around that tone. And no FM static at all. Still FM compressed as all FM is, but it sounds immaculate. And of course it's been properly mastered. Though I've probably mastered it a few times over the years, I did it one more time with the latest and greatest tools to share with you, the dedicated SP bunch here at the Zomb.
Yes, my copy did have quite a bit of banter, station ID's and the "blackout" that occurred during the first attempt at "Zero". Of course that's been edited. It's just a rock-n-roll show, top to bottom, and includes them being joined by Cheap Trick for the closers unlike some other versions I've seen that omitted those songs. I guarantee you'll not hear this show sound better than this.
Yes, "...the World is a vampire..." indeed.
01. Tonight, Tonight
06. Fuck You
07. Thru the Eyes of Ruby
08. Geek U.S.A.
09. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
10. Bullet with Butterfly Wings
11. Cherub Rock
14. Baby Loves To Rock [Cheap Trick]
15. If You Want My Love [Cheap Trick]
16. Auf Wiedersehen [Cheap Trick]
**Do Not Play At Low Volumes**
**Do Not Sit Still During Listening**
**Do Not Download For A Dust-Gathering Collection, Only Download For Repeated Listening Enjoyment**
**Do Not Over-Analyze What Is Truly The Insignificance Of Live Music Trading\Sharing To The Clear Significance Of Alleviating Human-Suffering Around The Globe...I Don't Recall Hearing One Person From New Orleans Who Was Hysterical About Finding Relatives, Needing Food & Water, And Wondering Why They Didn't Hear Billy Corgan Ask If Everyone Was Having A Good Time At A Show From Ten Years Ago**
**Do Enjoy the Music**
Checksums added, otherwise no changes to the original folder.