• 1997-11-14
  • Set 1 1. tuning 2. Can't Take It With You When You're Gone -> 3. Grow Fins -> 4. When You Go To New Orleans -> 5. Land Of 1000 Dances -> 6. Can't Take It With You When You're Gone (reprise) 7. Drinkin' Dragon's Blood 8. New Orleans Devil's Dream 9. banter - Cheese's birthday 10. Honey From The Bee 11. Doctor Doctor 12. Last Getaway 13. Law Of The Fish -> 14. Heat Generation (partial) -> 15. Law Of The Fish 16. #2 Pencil 17. You Must Believe Me 18. This Wagon's Gonna Roll 19. Papaya 20. setbreak announce Set 2 1. tuning jam 2. Pipeline -> 3. So Long 4. Like Dreamers Do 5. Hard Rock Kid 6. River Run -> 7. Look Ka Py Py -> 8. For What It's Worth -> 9. Look Ka Py Py (reprise) 10. Dead Flowers -> 11. Pressure Drop -> 12. Dead Flowers -> 13. Nasty Boogie Woogie 14. encore break / announcements 15. Swamp Rat 16. I've Got A Feeling 17. The Weight 18. All Along The Watchtower
  • radiators1997-11-14.sbd.AD1000
  • 16 bit
  • BARN
  • Irving
  • NOLA
  • Neumann
  • New Orleans
  • Rads
  • TLM170
  • fishhead music
  • flac16
  • soundboard
  • Original master recording: Soundboard XLR out -> Apogee AD1000 (Rev. E) -> Tascam DAP1 (master @ 16/48) DAT playback: Sony R-500 -> Sound Devices 722 digital input (@24/48) Mastered: Soundforge Pro 10.0c - *All file manipulation in Soundforge done at 24 bits*. Volume normalization and dithering to 16 bits using using iZotope MBIT+ with Ultra noise shaping, with high dither settings. Sample rate conversion 48khz to 44.1khz using iZotope 64-Bit SRC set higher than "Highest Quality" setting w/anti-alias filter. Tracked in CDWav.
  • Patched a dropout in Track 16 by re-transferring that section from the original tape cleanly the 2nd time around. Follow me on Twitter to track my near-daily postings of FREE live music and concert photography: Or become a "fan" on Facebook here: Taper Notes: Continuing my personal tribute to the Radiators' breakup and final shows, I'm posting BARN96, another Radiators show from Irving Plaza here in NYC that is not in circulation on This one is, unlike the previous Irving show I'd posted (from 10/8/98), a soundboard recording, as I'd patched out of Eric Vandercar's super high-end Apogee A>D converter. The difference will be night-and-day in terms of the sound quality of the recording -- yes, it's very crisp, yes the vocals are clear and easy to understand, and the keys are very present. But the drums are WAY loud in the mix, and the bass and Camille's guitar both buried. Why this show? Well I decided to break this one out because even though I'd seen them a few times before and had enjoyed hearing them on the radio since the late 80s, this is the first time I really "got it" where from start to finish the band just grabbed me and I felt like they could do no wrong. Literally bursting out of the gate with the awesome medley built into "Can't Take It With You When You're Gone" including "Grow Fins" and "Land of 1,000 Dances", the band is announcing loud and clear that they have COME TO PLAY and will not be phoning-it-in. Following up with some NOLA themed voodoo gumbo tunes ("...Dragon's Blood" and "...Devil's Dream"), a few catchy oldies/fan favorites ("Honey...", "Doctor Doctor" [always a lock for and a hit in NYC with the "...and a ticket to New York!" line], and "Last Getaway"), a killer "Law Of The Fish", and a raise-the-bar "#2 Pencil" the band was on fire. The set-closing "Papaya" proves that this band could take the music out there into psychedelic territory with the best of 'em for a long and tasty jam. 2nd set features more fan favorites/sing-alongs like "Like Dreamers Do", "Hard Rock Kid" (featuring, as always, a built-in rundown of their current tour stops if you listen closely), and "River Run". Then a super sweet run of cover tunes -- The Meters' "Look Ka Py Py" with Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth" excellently but incongruously sandwiched inside, one of their best all-time covers (maybe after "Spanish Moon") the Rolling Stones' "Dead Flowers" with "Pressure Drop" sandwiched inside of it, and a ROCKIN' set closing "Nasty Boogie Woogie". EXCELLENT. Continuing their very very cover-heavy show, we get The Beatles' "I've Got A Feeling" followed by The Band's "The Weight" (who DOESN'T cover that?), and lastly Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower. Great stuff. And if you're not hooked by the end of this one, you'll never like this band.... Enjoy! Scott Here's a rundown of all of my previous BARN archival releases (all can be found on except as noted): BARN1 - Col Bruce Hampton and the Code Talkers at Bret & Joyce's wedding 9/17/2005 BARN2 - Col Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit (w/guest Warren Haynes for all of set 2) Wetlands 11/20/1993 BARN3 - moe. Wetlands 7/8/1995 BARN4 - Dan Bern Bottom Line 7/31/1998 (late show) BARN5 - moe. Birch Hill 10/31/1996 BARN6 - moe. Maxwells 1/20/1996 BARN7 - Dan Bern Central Park Summerstage 9/19/1997 BARN8 - Dan Bern, Bottom Line 8/1/1998 BARN9 - moe. Bayou 4/5/1997 BARN10 - moe. Irving Plaza 4/4/1997 BARN11 - moe. AKA 9/7/1995 BARN12 - Yolk AKA 9/7/1995 BARN13 - Robert Walter/Johnny Vidacovich/James Singleton/Donald Harrison Preservation Hall 4/30/08 BARN14 - Phish Las Vegas, NV 10/31/1998 (on BARN15 - Phish Great Went @ Loring AFB, Limestone, ME 8/16/1997 (on - by request BARN16 - Phish Great Went @ Loring AFB, Limestone, ME 8/17/1997 (on, includes orchestra set - by request BARN17 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/4/1996 (on - by request BARN18 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/6/1996 (on - by request BARN19 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/7/1996 (on - by request BARN20 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/5/1996 (on - by request BARN21 - God Street Wine, Irving Plaza, NYC 6/24/1993 BARN22 - Leftover Salmon, Wetlands, NYC 10/1/1994 BARN23 - Anders Osborne, Manny's Carwash, NYC 11/5/1997 BARN24 - Anders Osborne, Manny's Carwash, NYC 11/6/1997 BARN25 - moe. Pool Party, Morganville, NJ 6/2/1996 BARN26 - Widespread Panic, Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ 11/7/1992 (on BARN27 - Stew ["Passing Strange"], The Turning Point, Piermont, NY 4/6/2003 (on BARN28 - Stew ["Passing Strange"], Joe's Pub, New York, NY 5/22/2003 (on BARN29 - Percy Hill, Lion's Den, NYC 3/16/1996 BARN30 - Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Irving Plaza, 8/3/1995 BARN31 - Percy Hill, Wetlands, NYC 6/8/1996 BARN32 - Bad Livers, Mercury Lounge, NYC, 11/15/1999 (opening for Leftover Salmon) BARN33 - Bad Livers, Mercury Lounge, NYC, 11/16/1999 (opening for Leftover Salmon) BARN34 - G. Love And Special Sauce, Central Park Summerstage, NYC 6/18/1995 BARN35 - The Band, The Great Lawn, Central Park, NYC 5/16/1993 (on BARN36 - The Band, Mountain Stage Radio broadcast, Charleston, WV, recorded 4/4/1996 (on *** Start of New Orleans Jazzfest Appreciation mini-series (note that BARN13 technically belongs in this series) *** BARN37 - Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/5/2008 BARN38 - Steve Kimock Band, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/6/2001 (2AM show) BARN39 - The Funky Meters, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/6/2001 (11PM show) (on BARN40 - Anders Osborne, Tower Records instore, New Orleans, LA, 5/7/2001 (on BARN41 - Joe Krown Trio w/Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Russell Batiste + special guest Mike Gordon, Tipitina's, New Orleans, 5/5/2008 BARN42 - Russell Batiste and Friends, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, 5/1/2008 (on BARN43 - Global Noize, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, 5/1/2008 (on BARN44 - Deep Banana Blackout, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA 5/6/2000 BARN45 - Bela Fleck And The Flecktones, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2000 BARN46 - Medeski Martin And Wood, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/6/2000 (on BARN47 - String Cheese Incident, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2000 BARN48 - Soulive, House Of Blues Parish, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2001 BARN49 - String Cheese Incident, Cajun Queen Riverboat, New Orleans, LA 5/3/2000 BARN50 - New Mastersounds, House Of Blues Parish, New Orleans, LA 5/2/2008 BARN51 - Funky Meters, Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN 6/13/2003 (on BARN52 - George Porter And The Runnin' Pardners, Village Underground, NYC, 5/19/2001 BARN53 - Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tramps, NYC 10/29/1993 late show BARN54 - The Meters, Tramps, NYC 5/15/93 late show (on dimeadozen) BARN55 - The Meters, Tramps, NYC 10/29/93 late show (on dimeadozen) BARN56 - Wild Magnolias, Wetlands, NYC 2/10/2000 (on *** end of New Orleans Jazzfest Appreciation mini-series *** BARN57 - Blues Traveler, Livingston Gym @ Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 4/17/1993 BARN58 - Phish, Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 10/29/1998 (on BARN59 - Jazz Is Dead, Bottom Line, NYC 2/7/1998 (late show only) (on BARN60 - Grateful Dead, Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA 5/27/1993 BARN61 - The Dude Of Life (w/Trey Anastasio and Jon Fishman for entire show, plus Page McConnell for a bunch), Wetlands, NYC 2/5/1994 - on BARN62 - ALO, High Sierra Music Festival Main Stage, Quincy, CA 7/3/2005 BARN63 - Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, High Sierra Music Festival Main Stage, Quincy, CA 7/3/2005 (on BARN64 - Dan Bern, The Bottom Line, NYC 11/11/1998 BARN65 - Galactic, Knitting Factory, NYC 10/18/1997 (on BARN66 - Bruce Hornsby, Paramount Theater, NYC 12/7/1993 (on BARN67 - God Street Wine, Irving Plaza, NYC 8/26/1993 BARN68 - Warren Haynes Midnight Southern Jam - Wetlands, NYC 8/5/1993 (on BARN69 - Dave Matthews And Friends (Trey Anastasio, Tim Reynolds, Tony Hall, Brady Blade, Ray Paczkowski) Bonnaroo 6/11/2004 (on BARN70 - Rana at Bret & Joyce's wedding, Whitehall, NY 9/17/2005 BARN71 - Soulive - Baby Jupiter, NYC 6/11/1999 BARN72 - Chris Barron, Nightingale Bar, NYC 7/14/1997 BARN73 - Chris Barron, Nightingale Bar, NYC 11/17/1997 BARN74 - George Porter's 60th Birthday w/PBS and friends, Blender Theater, NYC 12/29/2007 BARN75 - Jennifer Hartswick Band with special guest Trey Anastasio, Lion's Den, NYC 11/7/2003 (on BARN76 - moe., Gathering Of The Vibes, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT 6/20/1999 BARN77 - Project Logic, Gathering Of The Vibes, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT 6/20/1999 BARN78 - Phish - Beacon Theater, NYC 4/13/1994 (on BARN79 - Phish - Beacon Theater, NYC 4/14/1994 (on BARN80 - Phish - Beacon Theater, NYC 4/15/1994 (on BARN81 - The Recipe, Wetlands, NYC 11/12/1999 BARN82 - Ominous Seapods, Wetlands, NYC 6/4/1999 BARN83 - Coby Brown Group, Wetlands, NYC 11/12/1999 (on BARN84 - The Big Wu, Wetlands, NYC 11/12/1999 BARN85 - Moon Boot Lover, Wetlands, NYC 6/5/1999 BARN86 - Percy Hill, Wetlands, NYC 6/5/1999 BARN87 - Miracle Orchestra, Wetlands Lounge, NYC 6/5/1999 BARN88 - Jiggle The Handle, Wetlands, NYC 6/5/1999 BARN89 - Jiggle The Handle, Wetlands, NYC 10/2/1998 BARN90 - Lake Trout, Wetlands Lounge, NYC 6/5/1999 BARN91 - Olu Dara, Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival, South Street Seaport Atrium, NYC 6/6/1999 (on / BARN92 - Donna The Buffalo, Wetlands, NYC 11/12/1999 BARN93 - Radiators (w/Merl Saunders sit-in), Irving Plaza 10/8/1998 BARN94 - Tiny Lights, Wetlands, NYC 8/18/93 BARN95 - Tiny Lights, Wetlands, NYC 1/5/94 BARN96 - Radiators, Irving Plaza 11/14/1997 [Note: BARN stands for "Bernstein Archival Restoration Number..."] Recorded by Scott Bernstein, patched out of Eric Vandercar's Apogee. Transferred, mastered, and posted by Scott Bernstein (6/10-7/13/2011).
  • Radiators Live at Irving Plaza on 1997-11-14
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