Friday, February 27

Let's Active - Asbury Park, NJ 1986

Visions
Asbury Park, NJ
May 2, 1986
 
I could find no reference to "Visions" as a music venue in Asbury Park, N.J.
But I REALLY like this graphic design by Gregory Attonito

audience recording (sound quality VG; decent-sounding recording, with a PA mix that takes until the end of track 3 to settle in; infrequent crowd chattiness near the taper + occasional phase shifts). 

Mitch at the mic, Einstein a Go-Go, Florida
groovy photo by Allison Durham
SAMPLE: "Fell" (Asbury Park '86)


01 Waters Part
02 Ornamental
03 In Between
04 Talking to Myself
05 Still Dark Out
06 Writing the Book of Last Pages
07 In Little Ways
08 Fell
09 Leader of Men
10 Whispered News
11 Prey
12 Won't Go Wrong
13 Every Word Means No
14 Last Chance Town
15 Hush (Deep Purple cover)
16 Reflecting Pool
17 He's a Whore (Cheap Trick cover)

TT: 1:05:49

SPECIAL THANKS to JW and RIDICULOUS THANKS to dB’s Fan for the share.

MP3@320 

Let’s  Active:
Mitch Easter – guitars & vocals
Angie Carlson – keyboards, backing vocals
Eric Marshall – drums
Dennis Ambrose - bass


11 comments:

  1. BEST BONUS FOR A LET'S ACTIVE POST?
    A SOUNDBOARD SET FROM MITCH EASTER, 'COURSE...

    Mitch Easter Band
    The Basement
    Nashville,TN
    August 8, 2010

    soundboard recording

    THANKS A TON TO OTIS B for sharing this one!

    01 Intro
    02 Every Dog Has His Day
    03 Break Through
    04 The Phantoms of Ephemera
    05 In Between
    06 Every Word Means No
    07 Ornamental
    08 Writing the Book of Last Pages
    09 Glazed
    10 To Be, Cool Thing
    11 It's So Ez
    12 Song of a Baker

    MP3@320

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/62m406u7ls60whq/Mitch%20Easter%20-%20Basement%2C%20Nashville%2C%20TN%202010-08-12%20HQ%20MP3.zip?dl=0

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  2. Thanks Rob! Have there been other extra bonus sets like that which might have slipped by the less vigilant visitor?

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    1. Start with the Sneakers post last month and check comments for that and for each post thereafter. You'll find any you might've missed...

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    2. Got it... Unreleased Rittenhouse Square, now that's amazing rarity.

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    3. You never know what might turn up during a musical scavenger hunt...

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  3. Thanks. Chances are this was at either the Fast Lane or The Stone Pony if it is from Asbury Park. I saw them open for Marshall Crenshaw at the 'Pony around this time period. Maybe the same show ?!? Larry

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    1. Thanks, Larry. dB's Fan supplied me the tape source, which simply had the word "Visions" in front of "Asbury Park" on the insert card, so I was just passing along what little I knew. I kinda doubt this was L.A. opening for anyone, though. They typically did 17 or 18 song sets when they were headlining... Only other possible explanation would be a double bill with Crenshaw.

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  4. Wow Many Many Thanks! Love Tractor, Pylon, Only Ones, Lets Active! My weekend is complete. Have you ever seen a Lets Active soundboard from 86 87 @The Brewery in Raleigh, NC. Mitch had a multitrack truck parked out back to record a live album but I never saw anything come out. Great Show for me, but maybe wasn't for him. I saw the Only Ones in Atlanta at the Agora in 79 opening up for the Restraints. Can't wait to hear the show you have posted. Anyway, Thanks again for your time and effort to share these musical memories.

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    1. Welcome aboard, WS. Don't know anything about the L.A. show you describe, but I will be sure to ask Mitch about it. Glad to hear of your interest in Pylon & Only Ones, too. Enjoy!

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    2. Well, I checked with Mitch, using the details you provided. I'm afraid he knows nothing about any such recording. (Perhaps you saw a recording truck setting up for a different act or project?)

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  5. Rob, Thanks for checking it for me. Must have been someone else, things from back then get foggy sometimes, well actually they were sometimes fuzzy back then anyway. Thanks again, ws

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