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****Recorded by Gene Poole and posted by elegymart on :: EzTorrent v0.7.0r484 ****


Thursday, 29 April 1982 8:00PM

Hampton Coliseum
1000 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, Virginia 23666

FLAC master, 19 August 2020, by elegymart:
Analog audience recording (mono/stereo) {recorded by Gene Poole and friends}: unknown mics/recorder > 1980-82 US Maxell UDXLII C90 (Type II CrO2) analog audio cassette master {from the Gene Poole collection} > Sony TC-WE435 (azimuth adjustment) > Roland R05 (24/96) > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 (audio cleanup, convert to 16/44) > SHNtool (fixed SBE) > CD Wave (track splits) > TLH (WAV > FLAC8).
Created this text file.

Total running time [47:51]
01 Must of Got Lost [4:10] >
02 Love Stinks [3:06] >
03 Looking for a Love [3:51]
04 Whammer Jammer [3:05]
05 (Ain't Nothin' But a) House Party [5:34]
06 Where Did Our Love Go [4:42]
07 the human chair leap [4:32] >
08 I Do [2:59]
09 Centerfold [5:13]
10 First I Look at the Purse [8:57]
11 thank you's [1:40]

Band line-up:
Peter Wolf - lead vocals
J. Geils - guitar
Magic Dick - harmonica, saxophone
Seth Justman - keyboards, Hammond organ, backing vocals
Danny Klein - bass
Stephen Bladd - drums



Here's the latest installment of the Gene Poole Collection, a random wellspring of recordings which have recently surfaced. To paraphrase Lou: This is gonna go on for a while, so we should get used to each other, settle back, pull up your cushions, whatever else you have with you that makes life bearable in what has already been the start of trying decade...

Some of Gene's handiwork has probably been heard by your very ears before, for the most part via the Stonecutter Archives, but this is the first major unearthing of tapes direct from the legend himself. As promising as that may seem, it's best to let the surprises hit as they are shared. The trade-off to the prolific taping on Gene's part is that the expectations for a perfect track record would be unrealistic and unfair. There will be instances of incomplete recordings, caused by late arrivals to gigs, recorder and mic malfunctions, and other assorted foibles as would befall any mortal taper. There will be times where a master from another source exists which could be superior. For the most part, Gene recorded with a variety of mics and recorders, and many shows suffered from wire dropouts, so that only one channel was extant in the capture. Due warning about the past imperfect given and out of the way, credit should be given where due as well -- for many shows thought lost forever, it's exciting to discover that many of these even in incomplete form have now cropped up.

The transfers, the audio fixes, and the research all have required some lead time -- many tapes had scant info (sometimes just the name of the artist/band, with no date listed for the performance). Needless to say, gear documentation is virtually nil -- if we wait around for that precise detail to be forthcoming, nothing from the collection would probably see the light of day.

Just a little over two months after Gene caught the J. Geils Band at Madison Square Garden (see Vol. 112), he was visiting friends in the D.C. area, and they went to this show at the Hampton Coliseum, from the sounds of it very late, probably about an hour into the set. There may have been no better song to enter the Coliseum late than "Must of Got Lost" and the recording starts off with the song in the distance, tinny with excessive rumbling for about two minutes before the sound clears up just mildly. Jon Butcher Axis opened, but of course, Gene won't have a recording of that.

Gene has no recall of this show but he's audible on the recording and the tape don't lie. Perhaps it was some post-tailgate thing and it was so late into the show that they got waived in for free at that point. That said, who knows if he recorded this or if one of his friends did. The sound is fuzzy even after they enter the venue and the recording is virtually in mono for about the first 20 minutes, so don't expect this one to win any accolades for sound quality.

Many thanks to gv0000 and john234 for their research assistance on this one.

As of this writing, for a recording of an April 1982 show that represents a full show, there's the Houston show at the Summit in circulation from five days before this...

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