Originally captured by KSAN FM radio on the night. This is the band supporting Lou Reed, on their first tour of the USA, just a few months after the release of their first album New Boots And Panties. This is only the 2nd show of the tour - a really good support slot performance.
What Was Done
The recording was in broadly good shape when it was given to me. There were some dropouts and rough fadeouts - presumably someone at some point had removed radio ads. I cleaned up the fades and fixed a few drop outs and microphone thumps here and there. I also removed some looped audience noise between 2 songs which I guess was inadvertently added by the radio station while editing back in 1978 - but for once, this was all fairly straightforward. There is still a little tape hiss but it's so low as to be pretty unobtrusive.
The recording was a bit flat and lacking in depth and sparkle - so I got to work to bring back both - low end so you could hear the bass and kick more clearly, some clarity and space to the sound mix so guitar, snare, keyboards and vocals are all more distinct, and then mastered to make it clearer still and more powerful overall, and wider. The result sounds great I think - and brings out the best in a great live performance.
Be sure to check out the other gig from the band I've restored, further down the page HERE - also downloadable for free.
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Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll
I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra
Wake Up (And Make Love To Me)
If I Was With A Woman
Sweet Gene Vincent
I Made Mary Cry/Blockheads
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