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Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals 1995-11-04 Spartan Stadium (San Jose State University): San Jose, CA(SV053 - "THE MONKEYWRENCH CHRONICLES VOL. III: RISE")


Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
SV053 - "THE MONKEYWRENCH CHRONICLES VOL. III: RISE"
November 4, 1995
Spartan Stadium (San Jose State University): San Jose, CA

MWFM Source (discs 1 and 2): Monkeywrench FM (mono) > dat (@32 kHz) > cdr > flac
Ben Harper "Stereo" Source (disc 3, tracks 1-6): Monkeywrench FM (mono) > dat (@32 kHz) > cdr > dEdit >
    dEQ > flac
Ed's San Diego Call In Source (disc 3, track 7): FM > analog > ? > cdr > flac

Digital Editing and Remastering: Allen Robertson
Artwork: Allen Robertson

DISC ONE:
DJ Preshow (between the Fastbacks and Ben Harper sets):
01 ? (?)
02 Bred (Hammerbox)
03 Superficial Society (Unwritten Law) [Demo]
04 ? (?)
05 Sideroad (Pond)
06 Mubby's Theme (Pond)
07 ? (?)
08 Allah Hoo Allah Hoo (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Party)
09 Yaad-E-Nabi Gulshan Mehka (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Party)

Ben Harper Set (mono version):
10 intro
11 Don't Take That Attitude to Your Grave
12 Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
13 Ground On Down
14 Remember > Superstition
15 Like a King/I'll Rise

DISC TWO:
DJ Preshow (between Ben Harper and Pearl Jam sets):
01 ? (?)
02 ? (?)
03 The Scratch (7 Year Bitch)
04 Sleepwalking (Grotus)
05 "The Fastbacks and the Ramones"
06 Satanic Reverses (Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy)
07 ? (?)
08 In the Meantime (Helmet)
09 Rehashed (Sicko)
10 Masturbate (No Empathy)
11 "A Subtle Reminder"
12 Waste of Time (The Fastbacks)
13 Club Stupid (Dead Fucking Last)
14 Bodies (The Sex Pistols)
15 "For the Next Two Hours"

DJ Postshow:
16 Zoku (Kodo)
17 "Hello Hello"
18 Lion (Kodo)
19 "Free Radio San Jose"
20 Another Sign (Schoolly D)
21 A Hit (Smog)
22 Smiling Stone (Maxi Badd)
23 Use Me Up (Under Ground Kingz)
24 Sure Shot (The Beastie Boys)

DISC THREE:
Ben Harper Set (simulated "stereo" version):
01 intro
02 Don't Take That Attitude to Your Grave
03 Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
04 Ground On Down
05 Remember > Superstition
06 Like a King/I'll Rise

Ed's Call Into San Diego Radio Station - June 16, 1995
07 "The Del Mar Situation"

Recording Notes:
Since all of the MWFM broadcasts were mono including this one, it is not of ideal quality. Also, spots of
radio static can be heard, especially near the end of disc two. The last recorded MWFM song, "Sure Shot",
eventually became total static where the taper was losing the radio signal, so that was faded out before it
got too annoying.

Disc three has the same Ben Harper set as on disc one, but an effort has been made to simulate a stereo
recording. This was done by applying a phase shift to one channel, applying a very tiny offset to the other
channel, applying small echo chamber filters to each channel, doing a minor parametric equalization, and
then a normalization at the end.

The final track on the third disc is a call-in from Eddie Vedder to a San Diego radio station concerning the
canceling of the Pearl Jam dates in San Diego that were going to occur on June 26 and 27, 1995. This interview
is basically a lead-in for the next show, which are the make-up dates played in San Diego.

Artwork and Release Notes:
This is the discs 6, 7 and 8 in a fan-created 18-disc boxed set called "The Monkeywrench Chronicles". The
artwork is designed to fit a fat 3-cd "quad" style case.

Special Note:
A huge effort has been made to identify all the tracks that were played, with most of them successfully found,
but some of them still could not be identified. These were mainly foreign language tracks and an instrumental.
The MW songs that are played transcend many different styles and they are almost always from indie bands and/or
by groups that are not very "popular", but they are of great caliber music. If you have any knowledge of any of
the tracks marked with a "?" please send an email to spacedvest@hotmail.com, so we can correct the artwork
and try and spread a corrected text file. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated!

Show Notes (thanks to monkeywrenchradio.org):
Monkeywrench Radio broadcasts before, during and after the show on 89.3 FM. In addition, it was planned to also
broadcast from within San Jose the day before, but we can't confirm that it happened. Radio Stations, apparently
pissed that they didn't get sole rights to any broadcast, pick up the signal and rebroadcast it. The kind taper
who taped the pre-show, show and post-show on this day recorded six hours of material, starting from after The
Fastbacks set, including Ben Harper's set, through Pearl Jam's set, and about an hour afterwards. Since the
Monkeywrench Radio signal is FM and low bandwidth, this allows a DAT Taper to use the "slow speed" on their
recorder and turn a 3-hour DAT into a 6-hour DAT. We know there is another source of the post-show out there,
so if you have any information, please email us (at monkeywrenchradio@digijam.org). Thank you.

This is being distributed by blackredyellow.com in tandem with pj.sidewalkcrusaders.com, and is part of a series of
the best Pearl Jam shows in existence. If the artwork is not included, you can find it at blackredyellow.com.

Compiled on 6/20/04 by spacedvest.

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