Live My Gen. '73
schrade at akrobiz.com
Tue Oct 19 19:47:51 CDT 2004
> I don't understand how/why they would use a song in mono with tape
> anamolies when they had the same song in perfect condition from the
> original broadcast?
Right. Both versions, being unreleased, would have been considered
"rare." Why choose the inferior "rarer" version? Unless, as you speculate,
it was a time constraint issue, & they just *had* to have "My Generation."
Other thoughts: Someone had to produce this song for the broadcast.
They had to bounce a version down to tape & add the sweetened aud-
ience noise at the beginning & end, as well as the "DJ's" intro & outro.
Now, what was the quality of the version used? Were the master tapes
used? A copy? A good copy? A crappy *mono* copy? Any crappy
copy would've gotten crappier when it was bounced down to tape with
the added audience noise & DJ talk.
*Or,* maybe what we hear on this tape *is* the best quality that's avail-
able. Bruce, if you'll notice, the DJ's voice-over is clear & dynamic (sonic-
ally speaking). The *song's* dynamics seem narrow in comparison. So,
it's not the radio-produced source tape that is lacking in dynamics - the DJ
voice-overs prove that. Maybe the live recording, the original, is simply
bad. But it's hard to believe there wasn't a stereo version that could've
Similarly, the KBFH/Philly recording isn't sonically jaw-dropping, either.
It sounds *very* similar to this other version of "My Generation."
> As you can see 10 years later they have only put out a handful of CDs
> by mid/lower tier artists.
Mid/lower tier artists, huh? That explains my KBFH Triumph CD!
- SCHRADE in Akron
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