The Dan Lampinski Tapes Vol. 16

USA, 1975
Providence Civic Center
Providence, Rhode Island
October 28th 1975

Providence Civic Center can be found at 21 Atwells Ave, Providence, Rhode Island, in the good ol' US of A. The seating capacity is 14,500, larger than the majority of the venues in the Big East Conference. One of those 14,500 on 28th October 1975 was Dan Lampinski, armed with his trusty Sony equipment. This man is a legend and I thank him for having the good sense to include Slade in his bootlegging activities. 

I'm not sure how many were at the Civic Center in Providence this night but it certainly sounds more affable than the Winterland crowd. The songs seem to have longer introductions than usual and Dave Hill's solo spot is hopelessly embarrassing. All in all though, a good recording that shows the group did go down well in the USA.

  • Them Kinda Monkeys Can't Swing
  • Take Me Back 'Ome
  • Gudbuy T'Jane
  • Thanks For The Memory
  • How Does It Feel
  • Just A Little Bit
  • Let The Good Times Roll/Feel So Fine
  • Get Down & Get With It (spliced)

Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. His earliest recordings were made with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history were captured for posterity. In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell cassettes. He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality recordings. In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder, two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes.

Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ'ing has been done to any of the transfers. Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording.

Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community. Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely.

Kev & Carl
June 2009


Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski. Maxell cassettes, Sony TC-152SD Tape Recorder, Sony ECM-99 Stereo Microphone. Mastered by Carl Morstadt, no EQ'ing. Artwork by ethiessen1 at DIME. Thanks to djscomics who uploaded this gem on DIME. My Download link is here: Download Filename: Providence_RI.rar Size: 92.26 MB. This copy is in high quality VBR mp3 with a corrected track list on the cover art.  For more on Dan Lampinski , click on the link here.  The photos used are not from the gig, some are used to represent Chicago Auditorium '74

1 comment:

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