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David Gans & Vince Welnick
KPFA - 91.4 FM
Studios, Berkeley, CA
What’s Your Name? Interview
Smoke Gets in Your Eye
A Day In The Life
Love Me Two Times>
Kashmir is performed by Missing Man Formation. Crystal Ship is Vince only. All other songs are both Gans & Welnick.
This is the very first bootleg I ever received on CD. I had been collecting for a few years, but prior to this I was using cassette tape. Relatively prior to this everyone was using tape. The introduction of affordable, readily available CD burners was revolutionary to the bootleg world. It is difficult to overstate that fact.
If you can remember cassette tapes had a great capacity for losing fidelity when being dubbed to another tape. More than about 5 generations out from the master source and the music became unlistenable. Thus it was really important to get shows that high at high level generation. So, important, in fact, that there was a great deal of snobbery in the trading world. People with high generations would often not trade with others who only had low gen copies, or small lists, or not-top-of-the-line equipment, or anything really. It was really obnoxious.
But with CD burning technology the playing field was leveled. You could not get an exact copy of the originally recorded concert no matter how many generations out you were. It was awesome.
You have to also remember that CDs were not new technology, they had been out for years and most people had long dumped cassette players. The newness was the ability for average Joe to burn his own CDs. Suddenly bootleggers could start playing the concerts in the car, at the office and everywhere else they had CD players and had dumped the old cassette technology.
Again, it was awesome.
It was late 1999 and I had just purchased a computer with a CD burner. I was still trying to figure out the technology but was very interested in moving up from tape trader to CD trader. Having 0 bootlegs on CD I wasn’t sure where or how to start. I kept my eyes out for freebies or B+P offers and it just so happens that this one came up so I jumped on it.
I’m not a huge Welnick fan and this show isn’t particularly wonderful, but it holds a special place in my heart. It isn’t bad, mind you, the sound quality is good and if you are a fan of either Welnick or Gans its worth getting. There is some interesting interview material with the last Grateful Dead keyboard player, and some fun playing. For me though, it will always be the start of something wonderful.