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Live Studio Session, WFMU, Jersey City, NJ, September 19, 2004.
This was the final date of our God and Country Rally! trek, and although a certain vocalist's pipes were fairly corroded, we made it through the session intact.
(Pristine windows recall the mimetic purity of TLASILA's glorious texts.)
These tracks weren't ripped from the broadcast feed of the 21st, nor were they snagged from WFMU's archival stream.
No, what we're vomiting up for you here are the original studio takes, remastered to an obsidian sheen. (More or less.)
(The interview segments aired were recorded hours after the session, so you won't find any of that stuff here. Those of you desirous of our golden gab must make do with the b'cast version.)
(Rat's patented come-thither leer never fails...)
Gruppe: Rat Bastard, Ben Wolcott, Mark Morgan, Don Fleming, Andrew W.K., Chris Grier (in his 2004 capacity as majordomo), and T. Smith.
(Fucked-out, disoriented, the band pass a motion to NONETHELESS TAKE IT TO THE STREETS! Or, fly home and weep.)
(CG in repose... You'll be privvy to his departure for the Crack City Express should you elect to download.)
Session engineered by Gil Shuster. Your WFMU host for the September 21st broadcast? Mr. Brian Turner.
Performances are shambolic throughout, but we didn't expect to turn prog between Providence and Greenwich. Our ebullience was stoked by fata morganas of impending rest and 6th Street curry... We managed to record the live set, thereafter deigning to let it lie. That seemed more than sufficient. Internal verdict? We dug the wreckage.
(Note: the download period for these files expired February 26, 2006. We thank you for your participation.)
01 Row Houses
02 Dignity Overnight
03 studio palaver
04 Black Girl
05 more studio blather
06 Pictures at an Exhibition
07 Eco Village Woman
Share and share alike. TT: 45:23. Ripped at 320 kbps, total file size approx. 103 MB. You can take it from here...