SOUNDS OF SAN FRANCISCO


The Trips Festival, Lone Star Cafe, NY, February 19, 1986
The Trips Festival, Lone Star Cafe, NY, February 20, 1986
The Boathouse, NY, February 22, 1986
The Trips Festival, Hunts, Burlington, Vermont, February 22, 1986, DVD
Jonathan Swifts, Cambridge, MA, February 25, 1986
Lupo's, Providence, RI, February 28, 1986, DVD
Trips Festival, Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ, March 1, 1986
The Ritz, NYC, March 2, 1986
Unknown location, Philadelphia, PA, March 3, 1986
Lone Star Cafe, NY, March 6, 1986
Lone Star Cafe, NY, March 6, 1986, Both shows


The Trips Festival, Lone Star Cafe, NY, February 19, 1986, Sbd, Both Shows

Tracks
Disc One: Early Show
1.Hideaway7:26
2.Well All Right5:47
3.She's Not There7:20
4.All Worth The Price You Pay12:49
5.Pretty As You Feel7:47
6.Knock On Wood6:57
7.Black Magic Woman8:35
8.Honky Tonk Jekyll And Hyde7:28
9.Gimme Some Lovin'9:41
73:51
Disc Two: Late Show
1.Help Me8:58
2.Baby I'm Amazed10:13
3.Evil Ways7:41
4.Stormy Monday12:04
5.Cobra6:09
6.Mona16:51
61:57


source: sbd reel master

taped by Jerry Moore

lineage: sbd > 10.5" reel @ 7.5 ips, no nr

technics rs-1506 > r4 24/96 > adobe 2.0 16/44 > cd wave > flac

transferred & seeded by Rob Berger & JohnD(oleo)

Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar
Greg Douglassguitar
Alex Lingertwoodvocals
Joey Covingtondrums
Dave Margenbass



The Trips Festival, Lone Star Cafe, NY, February 20, 1986, Early Show

Tracks
1.Hideaway7:35
2.Well Alright5:36
3.introductions1:42
4.She's Not There >7:40
5.All Worth The Price12:20
6.Pretty As You Feel (Joey Covington lead vocal)(Tape Flip)9:27
7.Knock On Wood7:50
8.Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde (John Cipollina lead vocal)9:30
61:41


Taper: bpthree
Taping Gear: Sony TC-1100T with Sony ECM-16 condenser microphone
Lineage: Maxell UD master cassette > Teac A-550RX cassette playback > TASCAM CDRW-700 > Trade CDR > (wav) EAC (secure mode) > (flac) Trader's Little Helper level 6 (align on sector boundaries)

Taper's Comments:

The "Lone Star Cafe" and "The Bottom Line" were my two fave venues in New York City, and about the only two where I could see a show early enough to be able to make the last train home to New Jersey. The "Lone Star" was in an old row home. Very narrow and deep. The stage was more in the front of the place, across from the bar against the wall, and in a lot of the club, the sightlines were poor. I always booked a seat early in the balcony, looking straight down on the stage. The "Lone Star" had a real relaxed atmosphere, and the staff were nice folks, at least to me.

Well, the "Trips Festival" about sums it up, as this was a weird show. Stoner City for sure! Pretty lively audience. They announced several times prior to the show, that no taping was to be permitted. It was the only time I ever heard an announcement like that in the "Lone Star". I believe the band was recording this show for possible release, or had found somebody selling bootlegs of previous shows. I have no idea for certain. Despite the no taping ban, I saw more tapers per square inch than at any show I can remember! There were some incredible rigs, all professional recorders, microphones on boom stands, etc. I sat with some clown who seemed pretty wasted, who had such a rig. Real nice, but large deck, with two Shure SM58 microphones duck taped to the railing in the balcony. It would have been easily visible from the stage. He also seemed to think the whole table belonged to him, despite the other three people who were sitting there. You'll hear some comments where I ask for a bit of room. You'll also hear where he gets paranoid, and wants to place his recorder on the floor, then continually moves it around, doing nothing but drawing attention to himself. Well, why he ran off to the Men's room or wherever, the band roadie, who is searching the club, finds his gear, and takes the tape during "All Worth The Price". Of course, he thinks it's my gear! Anyway, it appeared they shut down everybody taping the show, at least the ones who weren't stealth like me.

As to the show, KINGFISH opened, and nearly put me to sleep. Pretty boring stuff, at least for me. Really enjoyed THE SOUNDS OF SAN FRANCISCO set, especially with the two great guitars of Cipollina and Douglass. I was told that Joey Covington quit mid-set during the second show, and had to be replaced for the balance of the tour. Maybe somebody can elaborate on that? The band member that introduced his song during the set sounded a bit sarcastic about it, so maybe that's what triggered the walk out? Anyway, enjoy! - bpthree

Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar & vocals
Greg Douglassguitar
Alex Lingertwoodguitar & lead vocals
Joey Covingtondrums & vocals
David Morganbass


Lone Star Cafe, NY, February 20, 1986

Part of the late show.

Tracks
1.You've Got To Help Me9:49
2.Baby I'm Amazed11:06
3.Mona >
Cobra
17:24
4.Intro + Silence1:19
Total39:41


Personnel?
John Cipollina guitar
Greg Douglass guitar
Alex Ligertwoodguitar & vocals
David Morgan bass
David Popper drums


The Trips Festival, Lone Star Cafe, NY, February 20, 1986, Late Show

Tracks
1.Help Me 12:46
2.Baby I'm Amazed >8:37
3.Mona > 8:32
4.Cobra 9:24
5.Stormy Monday 11:00
6.Fever Dreams > 6:13
7.Gimme Some Lovin'10:08
66:41


The complete late show.

sb cassette master > reel > m-audio transit > cool edit > cd wave editor > flac

"here's how this went. my friend produced these shows at the lone star. kingfish was touring without a drummer and dave margen was filling in on bass. after the early show, i offered my services for their late set. after a brief introduction, we agreed on a few songs which went quite well. later on, during the sounds of s.f., in the middle of stormy monday, joey covington decided he was done for the night and left the stage. alex ligertwood attempted to play drums just long enogh to finish the song. at the song's conclusion, i asked alex if he would like me to finish the set with them as i'd just played with kingfish. he invited me up and we had a great time, if only for a couple of songs. i missed the ending of gimme some lovin but i thought it went very well considering i'd never played with them before. it was quite exciting to be able to play with some of my heroes. a night i won't forget." - Dave Tamarkin

Personnel
John Cipollina guitar
Greg Douglass guitar
Alex Ligertwoodguitar & vocals
Dave Margen bass
Joey Covington drums1 - 5
Guests:
Dave Tamarkin drums6, 7
Onnie McIntyre guitar5


The Trips Festival, Lone Star Cafe, NY, February 20, 1986, Sbd, Both Shows

Tracks
Early Show
1.Hideaway6:55
2.Well Alright6:40
3.She's Not There >7:30
4.All Worth The Price13:45
5.Pretty As You Feel (Joey Covington lead vocal)8:56
6.Knock On Wood8:36
7.Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde (John Cipollina lead vocal)8:29
Total60:52
Late Show
1.Help Me 11:31
2.Baby I'm Amazed >8:45
3.Mona > 8:45
4.Cobra 9:59
5.Stormy Monday * 11:17
6.Fever Dreams > **6:19
7.Gimme Some Lovin' **10:05
Total66:43


Notes:
a) Joey Covington actually sings "baby i'm amazed the way your pussy smells"...
b) Joey Covington actually walks off the stage during Stormy Monday and Dave Tamarkin fills in on drums
c) Rob Berger actually yells "hot f'n tuna!" before "Help Me" (i'm a big fan - got disoriented).
d) Jerry Moore actually carried a 60+ lb reel to reel deck to the Lone Star to record it all.
e) Cipollina shreds and you can actually hear his guitar, as oppossed to the tape from the night before
f) opened for Kingfish

source: sbd 1st gen cassette taped/mixed by Jerry Moore

lineage: sbd > 10.5" reel(4 track) @ 7.5 ips, no nr > mixdown cassette, dolby b

nak dragon > hd-p2 24/48 > adobe 2.0 16/44 > cd wave > flac transferred & seeded by Rob Berger 8/11/09



Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar
Greg Douglassguitar
Alex Ligertwoodvocals
Dave Margenbass
Joey Covingtondrums
Onnie McIntireguitar * (Average White Band)
Dave Tamarkindrums ** (Dime A Dozen, Lossless Legs)



The Boathouse, NY, February 22, 1986

Tracks
Disc One
1.Hideaway 6:40
2.Well Alright 5:04
3.She's Not There 8:35
4.All Worth the Price19:00
5.Evil Ways 6:33
6.Greg's solo tuning3:38
7.Help Me 7:53
8.Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde7:44
9.Stormy Monday 10:28
Total75:39
Disc Two
1.Bass // 6:15
2.Solo 5:12
3.Everyday (I Got the Blues)8:00
4.Cobra 6:57
5.Knock On' Wood 6:13
6.Gimme Some Lovin'7:35
Total40:15



The Trips Festival, Hunts, Burlington, Vermont, February 22, 1986, DVD

As posted via DimeADozen, February 2008

Tracks
1.Hideaway
2.Well Alright
3.She's Not There
4.All Worth The Price You Pay
5.Evil Ways
6.On De Rag (?)
7.Help Me **
8.Honky Tonk Jekyll And Hyde
9.Stormy Monday
10.Bass Solo
11.Everyday I Have The Blues ** ##
12.Cobra
13.Knock On Wood
14.Gimme Some Lovin'
Total


Single video camera tripod mounted

with SB Audio > 2nd Gen VHS > Cyberlink DVD Maker > MPEG > Nero > VIDEO_TS folder

Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 Video, 4:3 Ratio, 720 x 480 Size, 29.97 Fr/sec, 10080 kb/s vbr

Audio: AC3, stereo Mode, 48.00 kHz, 2 Channel(s), 192 Kbits/sec

"here's a video i've been wanting to transfer for quite a while. i was having some problems with my old setup and just got a new one so here you go. the sounds of s.f. during their 1986 trips festival tour recorded at hunts in burlington, vt. i know the promoter of the shows so i was able to get this video. technically it's not a pro shot as it was just a single camera mounted on a tripod but it is very good since it was done with permission. it also includes audio taken from the sb. this took place right after the nyc show that i sat in for and by this point, joey covington had left the tour so once again, they are assisted by a local drummer. he does a very nice job considering he probably didn't know most of the material. it's a full 2 hour set and includes guests matt kelly and steve kimock from opening band, the post weir version of kingfish. the quality is very good and a little better than the screen shots i think. this is the only complete video i've seen of this band." - Dave Tamarkin

Personnel
John Cipollina guitar
Greg Douglass guitar
Alex Ligertwoodguitar & vocals
Dave Margen bass
Harry Thompson guest drummer
Guests:
Matt Kelly **
Steve Kimock ##



Jonathan Swifts, Cambridge, MA, February 25, 1986

Incomplete sbd recording

Tracks
Disc One
1.I Can't Make It By Myself7:53
2.Well All Right5:15
3.She's Not There11:17
4.All Worth The Price You Pay13:59
5.Black Magic Woman7:26
Total45:50
Disc Two
1.Gimme Some Lovin'9:57
2.Stormy Monday10:08
3.Hideaway6:41
4.Bass Solo12:01
5.Honky Tonk Jekyll and Hyde6:09
Total44:57


Notes: missing ending: Knock On Wood, Mona. There is a complete audience recording in circulation.

Guests: Matt Kelly, Barry Flast, & Anna Rizzo of Kingfish who were also on the bill

Rob Berger @ LL

Source: sbd cassette master

Lineage: cm > dats > sony pcm r-500 > tascam hd-p2 > pc > cd wave > flac

DAT transfer and seeded to LL by Rob Berger

Personnel
John Cipollina guitar, vocals
Greg Douglass guitar
Alex Ligertwoodvocals, guitar
David Margen bass, vocals
Jim? (filling in for Greg Elmore)drums


Jonathan Swifts, Cambridge, MA, February 25, 1986

Sbd with audience patch, complete recording

Tracks
Disc One
1.I Can't Make It By Myself7:53
2.Well All Right5:15
3.She's Not There11:17
4.All Worth The Price You Pay13:59
5.Black Magic Woman7:26
Total45:50
Disc Two
1.Gimme Some Lovin'9:57
2.Stormy Monday10:08
3.Hideaway6:41
4.Bass Solo12:01
5.Honky Tonk Jekyll and Hyde6:50
6.Knock On Wood8:48
7.Mona14:23
Total68:51


i pasted the last two missing tracks, knock on wood and mona, using my aud version. i tried to make the transiton as smooth as possible. so what you have now is the complete show - enjoy, pgl

Guests: Matt Kelly, Barry Flast, & Anna Rizzo of Kingfish who were also on the bill

Personnel
John Cipollina guitar, vocals
Greg Douglass guitar
Alex Ligertwoodvocals, guitar
David Margen bass, vocals
Jim? (filling in for Greg Elmore)drums



Lupo's, Providence, RI, February 28, 1986

Tracks
First set:
1.Well all right
2.She's not there
3.All Worth the Price you pay
4.Knock on wood
Second set:
1.Evil ways (cut at beginning)
2.Stormy monday
3.Cobra
4.Black magic woman
5.Gimme some lovin'
6.Mona
Total60:38


DVD - NTSC 4:3 - ALL REGIONS -
Video 720x480 - 29.970 fps
Vbr (max 4.500 Kbps)
Audio: linear PCM 48.000 hz two channels stereo


Lineage: DVD > TMPGenc xpress > Mpeg 2 file > Ulead DVD Workshop > create menu and chapters - DVD burn > DVD Decrypter > DVD files

"I received this one in a trade quite some time ago; it came with a standard menu and just to celebrate the second EZT/DIME anniversary I re-edited and created a new menu and chapters; Video quality is excellent, a little dark due to scarce Lupo's illumination; the video shooter loses the camera control from time to time but overall is highly enjoyable ( will post some screenshots). The audio is excellent as well, despite a noisy audience ( will post an audio mp3 sampler) and the performance is superb (Cipo/Douglass twin guitar solos are astounding..) DVD cover and booklet artwork are included in the torrent." - novella1949

Personnel?
John Cipollina guitar, vocals
Greg Douglass guitar
Alex Ligertwoodguitar & vocals
David Morgan bass, vocals
David Perper drums



Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ, March 1, 1986

Tracks
1. 3:32
2. 4:03
3. 5:30
4. 3:57
5. 10:08
6. 5:04
Total32:15


Trips Festival, Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ, March 1, 1986

As posted via The Trader's Den, December 2007

Tracks
1.Hideaway 4:11
2.Well Alright 4:50
3.Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde5:45
4.Black Magic Woman 3:35
5.All Worth The Price You Pay10:44
6.She's Not There 5:37
7.Gimme Some Lovin' 6:34
Encore:
8.Mona 10:52
Total52:10


Source: sbd 1st gen cassette

Lineage: sbd > cassette > cassette > dat > Sony pcm-r500 > Tascam HD-P2 > pc > cd wave > flac

DAT transfer & seeded to Lossless Legs by Rob Berger

Notes: On bill with Zero, Kingfish (w/Weir)

Artwork : http://www.minkindesign.com/photo/zero/zero_3-1-86.html

Personnel?
John Cipollina guitar, vocals
Greg Douglass guitar, vocal
Alex Ligertwoodvocals, guitar
David Morgan bass
David Perper drums



Lone Star Cafe, NY, March 6, 1986

Tracks
1.You've Got To Help Me8:31
2.Knock On Wood8:28
3.Cobra7:17
4.Evil Ways5:02
5.Gimme Some Lovin'6:29
Total35:50


Personnel?
John Cipollina guitar
Greg Douglass guitar
Alex Ligertwoodguitar & vocals
David Morgan bass
David Popper drums



Lone Star Cafe, NY, March 6, 1986, Both shows

(Another version, as seeded on DimeADozen, 9/05)

Tracks
Early Show
Disc One
1.Highway (Instrumental)5:17
2.Well Alright5:31
3.All Worth the Price You Pay (1 minor drop) >
Band's Intro
15:29
4.Black Magic Woman8:08
5.Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde6:00
Total40:27
Disc Two
1.She's Not There (first 10 seconds missing)7:21
Late Show
2.Talk & Tuning1:31
3.Green Onions >
You Gotta To Help Me Baby
7:28
4.Knock On Wood8:57
5.Cobra6:55
6.Evil Ways4:31
7.Gimme Some Lovin'6:48
Total43:34


Cool audience recording

1st generation tape > eq > cd > plextor tool pro e. > wav > flac

SOSF were a really fun band.... the recording quality of this show is not super, but really clean, and even if i have some soundboards of SOSF, i picked up this concert cause in my mind is it full of energy and i particularly like the choice of the songs performed... and is it a lot of fun... for sure i'll have the occasion to share some other SOSF in the near future...

Personnel
John Cipollina guitar, vocals
Greg Douglass guitars
Alex Ligertwoodvocals
David Marden bass
David Popper drums, vocals



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