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Tribal Stomp Festival 1979 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA; September 8, 1979. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Thanks to Grner1 who recorded the show; and to musigny23 for the transfer and remastering. Thanks also to the person who shared this on the net in 2006.

Uploader’s notes:

Taken from master cassette. “This is the first time that this tape has been digitized and EQed with software which allows for the cleanest, most listenable version to be offered here. I’ve never EQed a recording where the equipment was working properly. Only in cases where there’s a serious problem would I make this kind of alteration. Even doing this, there are so many possible response curves that one can fuss endlessly. With a tape like this, one could even use different settings for different parts of it. Basically, it needed a bass boost so I took my best shot and here it is.

“A poorly attended event, the promoter Chet Helms, lost money, the Clash were pissed off about the situation and allegedly thrashed the rented RV that was their dressing room, costing even more money.

EV re-10s > Sony D5(Dolby B) Maxell UD 90
Nakamichi Dragon (Dolby decoded) > RME PAD 96 (A-D) > Apple G4 (Peak-EQ) > Xact

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Track 01. Intro 1:35 (2.7MB)
Track 02. I’m So Bored With The USA 3:03 (5.1MB)
Track 03. Complete Control 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 04. London Calling 4:24 (7.4MB)
Track 05. Jail Guitar Doors 3:45 (6.3MB)
Track 06. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais 4:11 (7.0MB)
Track 07. Drug Stabbing Time 3:26 (5.8MB)
Track 08. Police And Thieves 4:42 (7.9MB)
Track 09. Stay Free 3:41 (6.2MB)
Track 10. Safe European Home 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 11. Capital Radio 2:36 (4.4MB)
Track 12. Clash City Rockers 3:49 (6.4MB)
Track 13. What’s My Name 1:49 (3.1MB)
Track 14. Janie Jones 2:03 (3.4MB)
Track 15. Garageland 3:29 (5.9MB)
Track 16. Armagiddeon Time 2:24 (4.0MB)
Track 17. Career Opportunities 2:22 (4.0MB)
Track 18. Fingernails (with Joe Ely) 2:22 (4.0MB)
Track 19. White Riot 2:12 (3.7MB)
59 mins

Joe Strummer - vocals, guitars
Mick Jones - vocals, guitars
Paul Simonon - bass
Topper Headon - drums

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  1. 2 Responses to “THE CLASH - MONTEREY 1979”

  2. Oooooooh….thanks for this BIGO!

    By YogaforCynics on Nov 8, 2015

  3. This is great! I was at this show and have been hoping to run across a recording of it. Tribal Stomp 2 was an attempt by some SF Area folks to bring together the hippie culture and the new punk culture….it was a premature effort. However, despite poor ticket sales, the fest was pretty amazing. I saw the Clash, Peter Tosh, Country JOe and the Fish and a number of other bands. I write about this fest in my book Daydream Sunset:60s Counterculture in the 70s. Thanks again!!

    By ron jacobs on Nov 12, 2015

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