Friday, December 14

Let's Active - The Ritz, NYC 1986 (soundboard)

The Ritz
New York, NY
July 18, 1986

soundboard recording (quality VG++; most of this is in stereo, but I had to make a handful of tracks two-channel mono due to recurring long gaps in one channel; some tape deterioration issues are audible about three fourths of the way through)
With so many blog posts, there are times you just have to put
some random thing here to break up all the words…
ROB SEZ: The highlight of this recording is the performance. Although I miss Faye Hunter's vocals and bass playing, Eric Marshall keeps the tempo where it needs to be, and Mitch is having a very good night in the vocals + guitar department ...COPIOUS THANKS to the taper and to dB’s Fan for his continuing generosity.

01 Waters Part
02 Last Chance Town
03 Talking to Myself
04 Back of a Car (Big Star cover)
05 Writing the Book of Last Pages
06 Leader of Men
07 In Little Ways
08 Fell
09 Prey
10 band intros
11 Whispered News
12 Won't Go Wrong
13 Reflecting Pool
14 Every Word Means No
15 Hot Smoke and Sassafras 
        (Bubble Puppy cover; cuts out mid-song)
16 Swinging Creeper* (Ventures cover)
17 Hush^ (Deep Purple cover)
18 Route 69
19 Godzilla+ (Blue Oyster Cult cover)
NOTE: Track 12 switches from mono to stereo at 1:24

*John French on 2nd guitar
^Matt Piucci of Rain Parade on lead guitar
+Don Dixon on 2nd bass & lead vocals 
TT: 1:04:45

WAV lossless files
Let’s Active:
Mitch Easter (aka "Blind Al Wilson") – guitar, vocals
Angie Carlson – keyboards, backing vocals
Eric Marshall – drums
Dennis Ambrose - bass


  1. Let's Active!! One of my all time favorites . . . . . but, any chance of offering this in lossless format?

    1. These are in 320kbps, so very nearly not "lossy", if you follow me.

      However, I might be able to share this one in WAV. My ISP chokes all uploads to a ridiculously low rate, so that and lack of free time means I usually can't manage lossless posts.

      Keep your fingers crossed, though, and check back in a week or so.

  2. Thanks a millon . . . I'll check back.

  3. Sadly the file was deleted :( Any chamce of a re-up?


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