Saturday, May 1, 2021

IN THE ROAD AGAIN ( south bend 1974)

Format : 1 CDR. 17 tracks ~ 73 min
Label : Zone 51 prod 634.01
Disc :
01. woman of the world
02. dream on
03. milk cow blues
04. somebody
05. same old song and dance
06. walking the dog
07. train kept a rollin’ (slow)
08. joey kramer drum solo
09. train kept a rollin’ (fast)
10. encore
11. mama kin
12. radio announcements indianapolis concert
13. same old song and dance (cut)
14. train kept a rollin’ (slow)
15. joey kramer drum solo
16. train kept a rollin’ (fast)
17. peter gunn theme (cut)
Recorded live :
Track 1 - 12
At the morris civic auditorium
October 20th.1974
Track 13 - 17
At the convention center
Niagara falls.ny.usa
November 29th.1974
Comments :
Audience Recording
The Morris Civic Auditorium was home
 to monthly, mostly sold-out shows by
 up-and-comers in the now-called
"classic rock"  scene: Rush, Kiss,
Queen, Kansas, and of course
Aerosmith.  A combo of a so-so PA
and acoustics of the old auditorium
 resulted in a boomy, slightly distant
tape.  Also, the first third of this
concert was on another cassette
that has been lost.


HAPPY NEW YEAR '85 (boston 31.12 )

Format : 2 CDR. 24 tracks ~ 108 min
Label : Zone 51 prod 169.01/02
Disc 1 : 54.43
01. intro
02. rats in the cellar
03. Back in the Saddle
04. Bone to Bone  
05. Big Ten Inch Record
06. Three Mile Smile
07. Reefer Head Woman
08. Lord of the Thighs
09. movin’ out
10. Last Child
11. let the music do the talking
12. red house
Disc 2 : 53.12
01. dream on
02. Lightning Strikes
03. sweet emotion
04. same old song and dance
05. happy birthday tom
06. walk this way  
07. Milk Cow Blues
08. joey kramer drums solo
09. Toys in the Attic
10. encore
11. happy new year
12. train kept a rollin’
Recorded live :
The orpheum theater
December 31th.1984
Comments :
Audience recording
Includes a rare version of Let the music
do thetalking that's played
Joe Perry-style .
(like on Joe Perry Project's first album),
since Aerosmith will record the song on Done
With Mirrors some months later.


MICHIGAN PALACE 1974 (detroit 07.01)

Format : 1 CDR. 12 tracks ~ 60 min
Label : not a label
Disc :
01. Make it
02. Lord of the thighs
03. Somebody
04. Write me a letter
05. Same old song and dance
06. Dream on
07. One way street
08. s.o.s. (too bad)
09. train kept a rollin
10. mama kin
11. walkin’ the dog
12. milk cow blues
Recorded live :
At the michigan palace
January 07th.1974
Comments :
Audience recording

one more early Aerosmith.This is another one from Detra pretty darn good audience recordingfor most of the show. In fact, I haveno doubt the master is brilliant.
But we don't have the master here
unfortunately. That's quite obvious
during midway through "One Way
Street" when the tune (cut into 2
tracks here) suddenly gets warbley.
It's the same source, just a different
generation. Not sure how this
occurred, it's how my master is.
"S.O.S" is also a but funky sounding,
but the tape switches yet again and
gets better after that. Maybe someone
else out there has a pristine version
of this show? This is the "best" I've heard.
Overall a great early show!  


WAY BACK UP (providence 1984)

Format : 2 CDR. 18 tracks ~ 85 min
Label : Zone 51 prod 636.01/02
Disc 1 : 37.09
01. rats in the cellar
02. Back in the Saddle
03. Bone to Bone  
04. Big Ten Inch Record
05. Three Mile Smile
06. Reefer Head Woman
07. Lord of the Thighs
08. movin’ out
09. Last Child
Disc 2 : 47.55
01. let the music do the talking
02. red house
03. dream on
04. Lightning Strikes
05. sweet emotion
06. Same Old Song and Dance 
07. Milk Cow Blues
08. Drum Solo
09. Toys in the Attic
Recorded live :
The civic center
December 27th.1984
Comments :
Audience recording
Half way decent recording from
the Back in the Saddle Tour...Muffles
go in and out...1st song is a little
rough, but it improves....Pretty fun
listen anyway!


COUNTERPART STUDIO 1973.(cincinnati 1973)

Format : 1 CDR. 15 tracks ~ 63 min
Label : shades 461
Disc :
01 Radio Announcer Introduction
02 Make It
03 Somebody
04 Write Me
05 Talk & Sound Adjustment
06 Dream On
07 One Way Street
08 Walkin' The Dog
09 Radio Announcer Talk
10 Pandora's Box
11 Rattlesnake Shake
12 Radio Announcer Talk
13 Train Kept A Rollin'
14 Mama Kin
15 Radio Announcer Closing Credits
Recorded live :
 At the Counterpart Studios
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
September 26th. 1973
Comments :
There is some controversy as to the actual date of thisshow with the inserts of this release claiming it
occurred on September 26th, 1973 while other sourcesplace it sometime in early October.There have been
some doubts as to where this was recorded with some believing it could be the concert from Cincinnati‘s
Music Hall on October 10, 1973. This broadcast wasrecorded at the Counterpart Creative Studios in
Cincinnati probably between October 9-11, 1973 tocoincide with their tour date supporting Mott The
Hopple. Tyler also says on introducing Pandora’s Box,“we’d like to play a boogie from our new album,
entitled Night in the Ruts” – which was the titleGet Your Wings initially went under.
The sound quality is a very good stereo recordingwith the instruments well balanced and a nice wide
sound stage. The guitars are forward and a bit in your face but do not overwhelm the rest of the instruments and there is nice warmth to the recording with all frequencies well represented. There is a also slight distortion during loud passages which reminded me of the effect you get if you set the recording level too hot on a cassette recorder overloading the tape but it is not obtrusive and can be noticed with a slight sizzle on Joey Kramer’s cymbals and Steven Tyler’s voice at times.
The other oddity I found was there were several very brief instances where the sound flutters, during “Write Me”, as if a radio station signal was fading in and out or there was tape damage but they are very brief and not too distracting.
The show begins with an announcer’s introduction:
“Welcome KRQ’s first radio concert tonight live at Counterparts Studio and being broadcast in 16 track stereo Columbia recording artists Aerosmith. KRQ’s phase three will feature more radio concerts with name artist but more on that later but now right now Aerosmith”.
There are 4 other instances where the announcer cuts in after several songs are played for commercial breaks and the closing comments. One of the interesting things about this recording is it seems to be the radio stations raw master tape of the performance as you get to hear all the commercial break in studio banter between the announcer and band where the radio audience would have heard a commercial.
The most interesting banter for me was after “Write Me” we hear the announcer call for a one minute commercial break and then ask someone if they are timing it from the one minute mark. We also get to hear a slightly annoyed Steven Tyler complaining of sound levels fluctuating and ask that they return to the previous level as the announcer counts down the return from commercial.
All the songs are well played but highlights for me were a rocking version of “One Way Street”, a rare version of “ Rattlesnake Shake” and the two not yet released songs “Pandora’s Box” and “Train Kept a Rollin” which would appear on the bands 1974 second album  “Get Your Wings”.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

BACK IN LOS ANGELES (los angeles 1984.08.26)

Format : 2 CDR. 17 tracks ~ 84 min
Label : Zone 51 prod 821.01/02
Disc 1 : 30.12
01. Back in the Saddle
02. Mama Kin
03. Bone to Bone  
04. Big Ten Inch Record
05. Three Mile Smile
06. Reefer Head Woman
07. Lord of the Thighs
08. Last Child
09. Get the Lead Out
Disc 2 : 46.04
01. Red House
02. Lightning Strikes
03. Same Old Song and Dance
04. Dream On
05. Sweet Emotion
06. Walk This Way
07. Milk Cow Blues
08. Train Kept A Rollin'
Recorded live :
At the Greek Theater
Los Angeles.CA.USA
August 26th.1984
Comments :
Audience recording
A bunch of buddies decided tobring a recorder to this show.
Funny group having a good time.They are all over this recording,
but rather than detract it adds tothe ambiance. Seems like one of the
gang must have said before theshow that Black and Blue
(the opener) would be betterand his pals mock him during the
opening. They also keep saying how this night was better than the previous night. "You recorded history!" one of the group saus after "Dream On." Anyway, it's a fun listen. 


REUNION AT THE GREEK (los angeles 1984.08.25)

Format : 2 CDR. 22 tracks ~ 97 min
Label : Zone 51 prod 263.01/02
Disc 1 : 43.22
01. intro
02. Back in the Saddle
03. Mama Kin
04. Bone to Bone  
05. Big Ten Inch Record
06. Three Mile Smile
07. Reefer Head Woman
08. Lord of the Thighs
09. Last Child
10. Get the Lead Out
Disc 2 : 53.37
01. Lightning Strikes
02. jam
03. Same Old Song and Dance
04. Dream On
05. Sweet Emotion
06. Walk This Way
07. Milk Cow Blues
08. joey kramer solo
09. toys in the attic
10. encore
11. Train Kept A Rollin'
Recorded live :
At the Greek Theater
Los Angeles.CA.USA
August 25th.1984
Comments :
Soundboard recording