Venue: Rail Theatre
Location: Lyon France
About The Experience:Credit: Wolf 2021-10-13 (Wednesday, 13th of October 2021 - 2 years 53 days ago)
I was actually the promoter's rep for the German shows in 1988 and travelled with the band in their splitter. I wasn't a fan of the music but those two weeks were two of the best weeks of my life, I had so much fun with the guys. Never got to meet any of them again unfortunately, they went with a different agency afterwards, but it's still one of my favourite touring memories, and I've been on the road for 35 years. Somewhere there must be footage of me with them fooling around on the stage of Live from the Alabama TV show in Munich.... Actually I'm pretty sure the "Wolfgang" they thank in the credits of "Big Planet Scarey Planet" is me 😊
The Entire Performance
This is the 217th upload of my concerts collection recorded in Lyon (France) between 1982-1990. The JAZZ BUTCHER were recorded for ZAP FM at the Rail Théatre in Lyon in spring 1988. The complete show was recorded on-the-fly with my usual way of mixing sdb outputs with 4 ambiance mikes to a HiFi video tape recorder.
For this night, I've placed 2 ambience mikes (Sennheiser MD441) on each side of the stage and another couple (Sennheiser cardoids) close to the soundboard. That night, I've a 16 tracks soundboard for recording...
I took usual sdb outputs on 2 tracks and some individual instruments outputs (from band sdb)... bass drum/snare/bass guitar/2 guitars/vocals completing the last 4 tracks with my 4 microphones. By this way, you have more than a pure sdb, and, very important, on the recording you have the effects (reverb/delay/etc...) used by the soundman. This is the main difference with the incomplete recording done on a multitracks recorder and mixed in studio afterwards (LTC 216).
So this new recording sounds as it was naturally in the venue... and the songs are in the right order... yep!! Bad souvenir!!!
At the end of the show, I saw a guy steal one of my big Sennheiser on the right side of the stage... I was at the other side of the venue... impossible to catch him. I've recorded a ton of concerts in Lyon, it was the only time I've lost something...
- 1. Southern Mark Smith
- 2. Real Men
- 3. Caroline Wheeler's Birthday Present
- 4. Spooky
- 5. Angels
- 6. Looking For Lot 49
- 7. Out Of Touch
- 8. Sex Engine
- 9. Grey Flannelette
- 10. Partytime
- 11. Susie
- 12. Big Saturday
- 13. The Best Way
- 14. Roadrunner (Jonathan Richman)
- 15. Take The Skinheads Bowling (Camper Van Beethoven)
- 16. Zombie Love
- 17. Olaf Palme
- 18. Girlfriend
- 19. La Mer