Saturday, July 04, 2015

Oh Say, Can You CCR

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Some folks are born, made to wave the flag
Oooh, that red, white and blue
And when the band plays "Hail to the Chief"
Oooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no
Some folks are born, silver spoon in hand
Lord, don't they help themselves, y'all
But when the taxman comes to the door
Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yeah
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no, no
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no
Some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord
And when you ask 'em, "How much should we give?"
Ooh, they only answer "More! More! More!", y'all
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, son
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, one

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no, no, no
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate son, no, no, no!
 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Fillmore West
San Francisco, CA
7.4.1971
44th anniversary EN pre-FM remaster

01 stage & tuning
02 Born On the Bayou
03 Green River 
04 It Came Out of the Sky
05 Don't Look Now/Door to Door
06 Travelin' Band
07 Fortunate Son/Commotion
08 Lodi
09 Bad Moon Rising
10 KSAN-FM aircheck
11 Proud Mary
12 Up Around the Bend
13 Hey Tonight
14 Sweet Hitchhiker
15 announcement: 3-year anniversary of CCR closing the old Fillmore
16 Keep On Chooglin'  
17 Bill Graham outro

Total time: 59:51

John Fogerty - guitar, harmonica, vocals   
Doug "Cosmo" Clifford - drums
Stu Cook - bass, vocals

KSAN pre-FM master reels, remastered by me
392 MB FLAC here
notes on the remaster by EN
7.4.2015
Well, this show, oh my. They sound like they are trying to rip the audience's face off... it's so metal! A real CCR headbanger, recorded 44 years ago today. Maybe Tom Fogerty quitting at the end of 1970 forced his brother to turn up, so crushingly loud is this performance by El Cerrito's finest (I live in Richmond, just steps across the I-80). But, alas, it came from old reels and the highs were not so high; a bit of a muddy beast it was. So I spent 7/3 working on bringing the top into alignment with the bottom, with a splash of paragraphic EQ here and a dash of Sound Forge 9 Graphic Dynamics there. A day later and it's ready to blow up your BBQ like a stick of dynamite inserted in the steaks. It Came from Out of the Sky... and stepped on San Francisco. How Carlos Santana followed this stomper of a set is not known, but what is clear is that this is an hour of absolutely face-frying shit from CCR as they close down the Fillmore West... which is now a Honda dealership at the corner of Van Ness & Market in SF. Anyway enjoy and have a great 239th birthday America!

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