Weekend Nuggets: North of the Border In ’94

Apologies for Friday. One unexcused absence for Miner. Here we have two shows from Canada at the beginning of Spring ’94. Enjoy the three-day weekend. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – respect.

4.5.94 The Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec < Torrent

4.5.94 The Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec < Megaupload


I: Runaway Jim, Foam, Fluffhead, Glide, Julius, Bouncing Around the Room > Rift, AC/DC Bag

II: Peaches en Regalia, Ya Mar, Tweezer > If I Could, You Enjoy Myself, I Wanna Be Like You > Hold Your Head Up, Chalk Dust Torture, Amazing Grace

E: Nellie Kane, Golgi Apparatus

Source: B&K 4011


4.6.94 Concert Hall, Toronto, Ontario < Torrent

4.6.94 Concert Hall, Toronto, Ontario < Megaupload

I: Llama, Guelah Papyrus, Poor Heart, Stash, The Lizards, Sample in a Jar, Scent of a Mule, Fee > Run Like an Antelope

II: The Curtain > Down with Disease, Wolfman’s Brother, Sparkle, Mike’s Song > Lifeboy > Weekapaug Groove, The Squirming Coil, Cavern

E: Ginseng Sullivan, Nellie Kane, Sweet Adeline

Source: Panasonic SV-3700> RCA cable(S/PDIF)> Tascam PCI-822(48k)>
Cool Edit Pro(44.1k)> CDWav> MKWshn


Jam of the Weekend:

Tweezer > Lifeboy” 5.22.94 II


Another nugget from Canada ’94.



“Reba” 12.4.09 I MSG, NYC

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460 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: North of the Border In ’94”

  1. Mr. Palmer Says:


    Marvin. good stuff Lycan?

  2. Lycanthropist Says:

    @Mr. P

    I dug it. Has that good old soul feel.

    Im on to the Fela Kuti now..

  3. Mr. Palmer Says:

    didn’t dl that one yet. I want to check out the Modest Mouse.

  4. Lycanthropist Says:

    yeh thats next in my playlist.

  5. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Modest Mouse and Animal Collective. I know zero about these bands. No idea what they even sound like.

  6. Lycanthropist Says:

    oh really..

    maybe an album would be better for your first taste of Modest Mouse

  7. Lycanthropist Says:

    they were a lot better band before Good New For People Who Like Bad News

    I really like that album, but everything after that is pretty generic.

    Lonesome Crowded West and Moon & Antarctica are much much much better albums and starts IMO

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I heard they were a good live band MM. I’d rather listen in a live setting, just my own personal way of judging music. Not an album guy.

  9. garretc Says:

    Thank god for the blackboard! I knew it was gonna be an uphill climb today, what with just waking up from possibly the worst dream of my life (yes, at 12:30…), but then of course I check here and find out that someone I don’t even know personally has a new baby and all of a sudden my day’s looking up a bit… Right on!

    Listening to a little Midlake helps too though…

  10. garretc Says:

    Mr. P, I’ve actually seen Modest Mouse live a couple times, but both times were at festivals, the Download Festival in ’03 (maybe?) and last years Outside Lands, and while I’m a fan of MM, I wasn’t particularly impressed with the live shows. There was just a lack of energy I felt… but I also chalk that up to the fact that these were festivals with huge crowds and a lot of people who might not dig on MM, so the audiences never really got into the whole thing… Just throwin it out there

  11. Leo Weaver Says:

    @garretc…Midlake…wife and I have been digging on the van occupanther album for several years now.

  12. BrandonKayda Says:

    Lonesome Crowded West is a great starting point for Modest Mouse. I’ll vouch for that

  13. garretc Says:

    Right on Leo! That’s the only album of theirs I’ve picked up yet, but it’s been fairly constant in the rotation for the last year or so… There’s just something uniquely melancholy about it that keeps me coming back when I need an album to chill to

  14. Leo Weaver Says:

    “uniquely melancholy”…yeah, that’s about right. And in a good way.

  15. garretc Says:

    Absolutely a good way! You can’t listen to happy music alllllll the time… I can’t at least

  16. Lycanthropist Says:

    ^a big part of my love for Radiohead

  17. Lycanthropist Says:

    re: Modest Mouse live

    They used to be awesome live, back when they were still playing clubs

    now.. i dunno, for one its not even the original line up, and two, they just dont have the rawness that made them so great.

    I just dont think you are going to really get a true taste of Modest Mouse with that particular show that is on that list.

    Anything post 2004 Modest Mouse is not really the same IMO

  18. garretc Says:

    Yeah, I feel like Modest Mouse in a club or small theater would have been infinitely better than shoreline or the polo field in golden gate park…

  19. Lycanthropist Says:

    its just now that they dont have their original guitar player, they have lost that defining growl and sound

  20. garretc Says:

    Yeah, as cool as Johnny Marr is, and as interesting of an angle his sound brings to Modest Mouse, it definitely changes the vibe of the music big time… Which works for them since they appear to be angling for a wider audience, and their newer stuff definitely has a wider appear, but I can see why fans of the early stuff wouldn’t be too stoked about the changes

  21. Lycanthropist Says:

    I still enjoy the new Modest Mouse.

    But I wouldn’t put it on the same shelf as I do the older stuff.

    I put the older stuff on the same shelf as Phish, Radiohead, MMW, and the Beatles.

  22. Kenny Powers Says:

    Ice Age heat wave, can’t complain…

  23. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Wow, thanks for the info guys, interesting. A good friend of mine from college who i’ve seen a bunch of Dead, Phish , WSP, over the years really digs MM to this day and recommended seeing them multiple times. I trust his judgement most of the time. So i finally decided to give it a whirl.

  24. Lycanthropist Says:

    to each their own Mr. P

    if you dont like it, than do me the favor of at least giving one of the aforementioned records a chance before writing em off.

    and if you do like it, dig deeper and get to their real genius

  25. garretc Says:

    That’s a pretty ringing endorsement Lycan! I’ve never really listened to any of their earlier stuff, except for a few half-hearted goes at the moon and antarctica… I guess I’ll give that another go around, maybe look into lonesome crowded west…

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