TTFF: Rollin’ 40 Deep

8.28.2012 - Chaifetz Arena (Jeremy Renda)

8.28.2012 – Chaifetz Arena (Jeremy Renda)

Rounding out 2012′s Top 40…

40. “Sneakin’ Sally > Ghost” 7/6 II, Saratoga Springs, NY

The meat of SPAC’s first night, one of the strongest two-setters of Leg One.

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39. “Piper” 9/2 II, Denver, CO

Dick’s “Piper” is short, sweet and to the point.

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37. “Golden Age” 6/25 II, Atlanta, GA

A dirty, underrated jam of Leg Two.

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36. ”Down With Disease” 6/22 II, Cincinnati, OH

Before this jam was inexplicably lopped for “Guelah Papyrus,” it was all glory.

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35. ”Seven Below” 6/23 II, Burgettstown, PA

Though an afterthought to Star Lake’s massive “Mike’s Groove,” this jam is quite unique and noteworthy.

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34. ”Twist” 7/4 II, Wantagh, NY

This mellow, ambient jam provided the improvisational centerpiece of July 4th.

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38. “Light” 6/16 II, Atlantic City, NJ

The band is totally hooked up in the first “Light” of the year, and it was laced with “Manteca.”

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33. “Light” 7/8 II, Saratoga Springs, NY

A spectacular version which, in retrospect, I think is better than the “Piper” later in the set.

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32. ”Golden Age > Prince Caspian” 9/1 II, Denver, CO

The beginning-of-the-set lead in to the Denver “Light” with smoking playing throughout.

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31. “Chalk Dust Torture > What’s the Use?” 8/25 II, Atlanta, GA

This outstanding “Chalk Dust” foreshadowed what would go down at Dick’s a week later. This jam certainly should have been in the previous ten jams if not higher.

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1,100 Responses to “TTFF: Rollin’ 40 Deep”

  1. Kaveh Says:

    @tela: I have some old tapes of this show (or very close to it) excellent audience tapes. Anyway; thanks for sharing!

  2. ren Says:

    @sumo- interested to hear your feedback on the BC source as I’m sure many are. Happy spinning!

  3. angryjoggerz Says:

    I’ve never really listened much to Pink Floyd, but listening to this live show makes me understand a lot more about them. I guess I am just used to the later stuff that seemed to be more ubiquitous in high school and college. The deepest I probably dug was Meddle. I like this show a lot, very old school psychedelic and I can hear very clearly how they influenced a lot of the music I like, including very much the Orb in the way they layer ambient sounds and lots of outdoorsy background sounds. Great share, thanks Telasmuff!

    Very psychedelic musically on here lately. I like it a lot. I hope the band is paying attention.

  4. BingosBrother Says:

    Word to that aj. Lets get freaky in 13.

  5. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Dates will be announced later this year than the last two years bc tour is starting later FYI

  6. BNCB Says:

    Df may have a point here.

  7. BNCB Says:

    G$$$

    Hahahahaha!

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    mid March we get dates.

  9. Selector J Says:

    ATTN reggae fans:
    Freddy McKay’s incredible roots LP “Tribal Inna Yard” was recently reissued on the Iroko label. (By the way, everything on the Iroko label is strictly vinyl. They don’t even do mp3s and everything on Iroko = certified $$$$.)

    You can’t go wrong with any album featuring a great singer that was recorded in ’83 at Channel One, with Linval as producer, the Roots Radics backing, and Scientist at the controls but this one is particularly amazing. McKay is at ease with any style and he showcases that dynamic prodigiously on this release. The roots material is well heavy and the vocals get hauntingly dark while the lovers tunes are propelled by the forceful juxtaposition of the booming Radics + Scientist dancehall vibe and McKay’s patented breezy delivery (e.g. ‘Hey Stranger’ on the Curfew/Jumping Master riddim. Bim!).

    My only complaint is that Iroko changed the original album artwork. The new cover isn’t bad at all, a cool photoshop-y watercolor portrait of Freddie, but the original artwork was perfectly dread: a black and white (photo? pencil?) image of a soldier holding an L1A1. That cover just perfectly depicts the tone of the album and underscores the politically-derived chaos which inspired the darker material.

    Tribal never got the release it deserved. Therefore, it had been nearly impossible to find and, even if it did show up on eBay or discogs, it would usually sell for more than $100. (The average price on popsike is $124 with a range from $50 to $225.)

    So anyhow… I just put in my order at Ernie B’s. (Stoked!) I have been hunting down the vinyl ever since I heard “The Message” and the title track (aka “In A Me Yard”) on a couple different CD compilations, ‘Linval Thompson Sound – Jah Jah Dreader Than Dread’ [Kojak Worldwide] and ‘King Tubbys (sic) Rarities’ [Attack] respectively. Two of the absolutely baddest ROOTS tracks ever. No joke.

    To hear samples of the album, I recommend going to ebreggae.com and searching for it. (Direct links don’t work on that site otherwise I would have just linked it.)

    ;tldr – Selector J has a boner over this rare reggae LP called “Tribal Inna Yard” by Freddie McKay that got reissued. He thinks it is really-really good and every BB reggae fan should check it out.

  10. [an unrelated] Wilson Says:

    we get dates before mid March.

  11. SillyWilly Says:

    awesome post, Selector J.

    thanks so much, man!!!

  12. kayatosh Says:

    rare reggae boner or RRB for short.

    about to drop back into headphone land w/ grey hall phish and a brewsky.

  13. ren Says:

    I think there’s 2 ways to look at the “dates” convo at this point. Last few tours were more relaxed, easier to plan etc.

    -this year with so much more on the table it will be logistically harder and they may need as much time as possible to work things out

    or

    -with so much going on this year they really need to be taking this seriously and knocking stuff out quickly (esp. Leg I ) so that they can optimize productivity and keep a good pace for planning the rest of the year

    That said I think we get dates before March likely just Leg I…but I’m not Red Light…so who knows

  14. ren Says:

    July 5-7 still wide open at Bethel ;-)

  15. BNCB Says:

    Sel J, taking your advice and grabbing that album. Anything else I should grab from that site? Maybe one more must have?

  16. kayatosh Says:

    oskar bleus g’knight and 7.2.98 ghost. $$$ shots.

    strong brew w/ lots of zing and flavor. reminiscent of the deviant dale’s but more flavor zing. gorgeous dark amber color. sweet nose w/ slight hop tropicalia and earthiness. might be better than the nugget nectar in this category.

  17. RoosterPizza Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp_9vT0cY6M

  18. BingosBrother Says:

    Save Olympic Wrestling

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IW4EmSUHSc

  19. snow Says:

    what up homies?
    Just sharing:
    http://gawker.com/5985051/seattle-news-station-gets-three-people-super-high-puts-them-behind-the-wheel-to-see-how-well-they-drive?popular=true

  20. Buddysmyles Says:

    ^Addy seamed like a fun girl!

  21. Selector J Says:

    “Sel J, taking your advice and grabbing that album. Anything else I should grab from that site? Maybe one more must have?” -bncb

    (Sorry. stepped away for a bit. So hopefully this isn’t too late.)

    Oh man. I could put 500 titles on a list for you. Easy. Here are just a few that I think are crucial and hype all the time.

    LPs
    - King Tubby – Firehouse Revolution (With King Kong, Johnny Osbourne, Conroy Smith, Etc.) [Pressure Sounds] 1985-1988 (Killer digital era LP. Really, any Pressure Sounds release.)

    - Barrington Levy – Englishman [Greensleeves/Jah Life] 1979

    - Rod Taylor – Where Is Your Love Mankind [Greensleeves] 1980

    - Ranking Dread – Lots Of Loving [Freedom Sounds] 1980-1982

    12″ : Check the High Power label.
    - Al Campbell – Jah Love (Extended Mix With General Lee & Trinity) / Roots Radics, Scientist – Jah Love Dub; King Tubbys Dub [High Power] (This has been my favorite 12″ for a while.)

    - Raymond Simpson, Jr. Brammer – Behold Jah Is Coming / Roots Radics Version [High Power] 1980

    This 10″ is badass, too:
    - Prince Alla – Youthman In The Ghetto / Scientist – Dubwise [Archive] 1978 (I actually added this one to my order.)

    I recommend just poking around the site for a bit. I love all of Ernie B’s search tools. Lots of parameters to get you laser-sighted on exactly what kind of tunes you’re looking for. Almost everything has a sound sample, too.

    The “Best Sellers” and the “Essential Picks” tabs are great for finding crucial releases of various formats as well.

  22. kayatosh Says:

    thanks, Sel. J. are your recs. from that site available in FLAC for d/l? if so, i’m all over it.

  23. Luther T. Justice Says:

    @snow
    Please locate Addy from that news story for me & tell her I would like to marry her. Please & thank you!

  24. kayatosh Says:

    just watched the ganj driving video w/ no sound while listening to 7.2.98 YEM. $$$ version. + listenable tripped out vocal jam.

    addy has a nice demeanor (at least she does w/ no sound) and smile. and she tokes like a seasoned vet.

  25. kayatosh Says:

    need phresh phish. would love to be going to a show tonight.

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