05-09-2004 - Black Like Mother's Day - North Star Bar - Philadelphia, PA (2CD)
Title: Black Like Mother's Day
Tour: Black Like Sunday
Date: MAy 9th, 2004
Venue: North Star Bar
City/Region/Country: Philadelphia, PA
a. SP-CMC-2 > SP-SPSB-6 (95Hz Bass Rolloff) > Archos Gmini 120 (analog line-in) > WAV
b. WaveLab : Fades In and Out / Splitting / Removal of Excess Crowd Noise
Sonitus:fx Multi-Band Compressor (Vintage Master Hard)
c. CDWave for easy tracking
d. WAV > FLAC Frontend (8/Verify) > FLAC
The band deviated from their written setlist by skipping "She's Gone Away" and they added "Goldilox" after "Mississippi Moon."
Another fabulous show by King's X. I've seen them each time they've come
to the N.E. PA area and they never disappoint! For this recording I was
on the far right-hand side of the venue, about 8 feet from the stage. I
was directly in line with Ty's stack and the right PA Monitor. This ended
up yielding a nicely balanced soundfield, with Doug's voice slightly to
the left... just like it was at the venue.
This show was made extra memorable by the band members themselves. Long
before the first opening act came on I ventured upstairs to check the
view from the balcony. There were only a couple of people already there.
I peered over the edge to locate my buddies below... and when I leaned back
I realize I've got Doug Pinnick standing next to me, doing his own recon of
the venue layout. Doug spent a few minutes chatting with us about Jerry's
solo effort and Ty's new Jelly Jam project. He then wished us a good show
and departed for "back-stage."
Before they start the "acoustic" set Doug takes a minute to let the crowd
know that Jerry's Mom is in the audience... and of course to wish her a
"Happy Mother's Day"... and he throws in "Thanks for having Jerry!"
When the show ended one of my buddies at the stage edge was fortunate
enough to get Ty's setlist from his guitar tech, James. The band went from
the stage to a few tables by the back of the bar where they proceeded to sign
autographs, shake hands, and sell T-shirts and CD's. We got in line to get
the setlist autographed. The band must've been exhausted after playing for
nearly 2 hours, but they we perfect gentlemen, smiling and taking time to talk
to each fan who wanted to meet them.
King's X. Truly a class act.
My Notes/Historical Notes:
01. Groove Machine
02. The Train
04. A Little Bit of Soul
06. Black Like Sunday
09. Johnny + Happy Mother's Day to Jerry's Mom
10. The Difference (In The Garden of St. Anne's-On-The-Hill)
11. (Thinking and Wondering) What I'm Gonna Do
12. Mr. Evil
13. Mississippi Moon
01. Everybody Knows a Little Bit of Something
02. A Box
03. Talk To you
06. We Were Born to be Loved
07. Over My Head