Sonntag, 24. Februar 2013

lied zum sonntag: oh! sweet nuthin' (live)


I recorded this in glorious mono using a reel to reel at the back of the club (where the only electrical outlet was, by the soda machine), with about 15 people in attendance. Lou explained that Moe had caught a cold at a Mets game so couldn't play, but she really was pregnant. This was on a Saturday night, in the middle of a three day run, but I was only there one night, having hitchhiked home from school for the weekend. This was the last time I saw the band with Lou.

Before Rock and Roll he explains that they just recorded it (for Loaded) and how it sounds "like a thousand guitars." For the "all right" parts he is banging his ring on the guitar between strums. There were some long breaks here between songs that are cut out. The whole little club vibrated for parts of the last two songs, where Lou was going for feedback with his twelve string, with tremolo he varied for each song. The last song is just so beautiful. I was so disappointed with the Loaded versions of these songs, and that Lou left the band by the time they came back to Philly in November. The few times I taped them it was with their permission. They were all very nice people.

The Second Fret was a long narrow club with wooden folding chairs. The stage was only two feet high so the people at the front were right under the band. When Maureen was with them, she would set up on the left side, next to Lou. A great place to see bands.
Bob Kachnycz
 

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