DAVID LINDLEY AND EL RAYO-X - LOS ANGELES 1989 [MILLARD TAPE]

January 8, 2021 – 5:33 am

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DAVID LINDLEY AND EL RAYO-X
Los Angeles 1989 [Mike Millard First Generation Cassette via JEMS, 1CD]

The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Volume 62. Live at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA; August 13, 1989. Very good audience recording (opening for Jackson Browne).

Thanks to Mike Millard; Rob, Jim R; Barry G; JEMS; BK; and mjk5510 for sharing the show at Dime.

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Known Issues: Sonic issues during the first minute of “Mercury Blues” as Mike adjusts levels.

Welcome to JEMS’ Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone series presenting recordings made by legendary taper Mike Millard, AKA Mike the MICrophone, best known for his masters of Led Zeppelin done in and around Los Angeles circa 1975-77.

Until 2020, the Lost and Found series presented fresh transfers of previously unavailable first-generation copies made by Mike himself for friends like Stan Gutoski of JEMS, Jim R, Bill C. and Barry G. These sources were upgrades to circulating copies and in most instances marked the only time verified first generation Millard sources had been directly digitized in the torrent era.

That all changed with the discovery of many of Mike Millard’s original master tapes.

Yes, you read that correctly, Mike Millard’s master cassettes, long rumored to be destroyed or lost, have been found. Not all of them but many, and with them a much more complete picture has emerged of what Millard recorded between his first show in late 1973 and his last in early 1992.

The reason the rediscovery of his master tapes is such a revelation is that we’ve been told for decades they were gone. Internet myths suggest Millard destroyed his master tapes before taking his own life, an imprudent detail likely concocted based on the assumption that because his master tapes never surfaced and Mike’s mental state was troubled he would do something rash WITH HIS LIFE’S WORK. There’s also a version of the story where Mike’s family dumps the tapes after he dies. Why would they do that?

The truth is Mike’s masters remained in his bedroom for many years after his death in 1994. We know at least a few of Millard’s friends and acquaintances contacted his mother Lia inquiring about the tapes at the time to no avail. But in the early 2000s, longtime Millard friend Rob S was the one she knew and trusted enough to preserve Mike’s work.

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David Lindley and El Rayo-X - Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA; August 13, 1989

We catch our collective breath this week with another Millard recording that shows the breadth of his work and musical taste, the virtuosic David Lindley opening for Jackson Browne at the Universal Amphitheatre. We know Mike was a fan of Jackson Browne, having recorded him on multiple occasions. We also know of the 300+ shows Millard taped, he only recorded the opening act 10-20 times and two of those were Lindley (the other time was opening for Joe Walsh in 1981), so he was genuinely interested, likely from Lindley’s previous work with Browne.

This is a short but sweet set that suffers from technical issues as Mike gets started (after likely missing a song or two), before it settles into being another very solid capture.

Lindley is chatty and talkative, which makes for a fun listen. The set includes a couple of blues covers and a pair of familiar originals, but the final song appears to be a rarity. “I Don’t Want To Live Like Everybody Else” seems to be an unreleased Lindley original only performed in this era. If anyone can shed further light on the tune we’d appreciate it.

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JEMS is proud to partner with Rob, Jim R, Barry G and others to release Millard’s historic recordings and to help set the record straight about the man himself.

We can’t thank Rob enough for reconnecting with Jim and putting his trust in our Millard reissue campaign. He kept Mike’s precious tapes under wraps for two decades, but once Rob learned of our methods and stewardship, he agreed to contribute the Millard DATs and cassettes to the program. Our releases would not be nearly as compelling without Jim’s memories, photos and other background contributions. As many of you have noted, the stories offer an entertaining complement to Mike’s incredible audio documents.\

Thanks this week to Goody, for helping out on the pitch front and to mjk5510 for pulling a double shift in post-production.

As previously noted, we are branching the Lost and Found series to release shows elsewhere that are not DIME compliant. This week David Lindley is Vol. 62. Vol. 61, Paul McCartney 1976, debuts elsewhere, so that means it is Time To Discover where.

We have more special treats in store for you this holiday season. Your continued support and commentary on the series is appreciated.

Finally, cheers to the late, great Mike the MICrophone. His work never ceases to impress. May he rest in peace.

BK for JEMS

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Lineage:
AKG 451E Microphones (CK-1 cardioid capsules) > Nakamichi 550 Cassette Recorder
Transfer: Mike Millard First Generation Cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth adjustment; Dolby On) > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 capture > iZotope RX8 > iZotope Ozone 8 > Audacity > TLH > FLAC

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Track 01. Mercury Blues 7:39
Track 02. Talk To The Lawyer 7:20
Track 03. Ain’t It Crazy 9:11
Track 04. Let The Good Times Roll 5:01
Track 05. Hands Like A Man I Don’t Wanna Live Like Everybody Else 8:22 (Tip of the hat to Paul) 38 mins

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  1. 34 Responses to “DAVID LINDLEY AND EL RAYO-X - LOS ANGELES 1989 [MILLARD TAPE]”

  2. Rumor has it David gots a Lil Un

    By U L E on Jan 8, 2021

  3. Rumor has it that I can swallow it deep

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    By U L E on Jan 8, 2021

  6. Rumours was my favorite Fleetwood Mac album. It came out the year I was born.

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  8. not me above . more chicanery

    By U L E on Jan 8, 2021

  9. What’s wrong with people here ? Such great diverse music , and idiotic comments.

    By Tom on Jan 8, 2021

  10. Tom gots a Lil un

    By U L E on Jan 8, 2021

  11. It is difficult for me to keep this straight, but Track 5 “I Don’t Wanna Live Like Everybody Else” sounds like a similar theme to the Kinks song “I don’t wanna be like anybody else”. which is I think is from “Songs for Auntie” on the BBC. Cancer and stroke tests ongoing.

    By ScarRad on Jan 8, 2021

  12. Yeah, Tom’s got a Lil un

    By U E L on Jan 8, 2021

  13. Lets siege the capitol and kill Trump

    By U L E on Jan 8, 2021

  14. Track 5 is titled “Hands Like a Man.” It’s on the David Lindley album “Mr. Dave” which was released only in Germany (and maybe Japan). Mr. Dave has recently been reissued on CD by Wounded Bird.

    By Paul on Jan 9, 2021

  15. Fascinating fact Paul

    By Ringo on Jan 9, 2021

  16. Hey DD , triple H , more sad news from the baseball world . Former LA Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda dies at age 94 . Tommy was one of the most colorful fuckin managers in baseball history, along wit guys like Earl Weaver , Sparky Anderson, Leo Durocher and Casey Stengal.

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2021

  17. 2021 is off to another bad sad start , by losin another baseball legend

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2021

  18. In 2020 we lost Al Kaline , Tom Seaver , Lou Brock , Bob Gibson, Joe Morgan , Whitey Ford , worst year I remember for losin great hall of famers . Looks like 2021 is off to another bad start

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2021

  19. That’s alkaline. As in water.

    By U L E on Jan 9, 2021

  20. I hate it when old guys in the hospital die of old age. Totally unexpected. It gets me all misty.

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2021

  21. Looks like 2021 is off to another bad start just like the last 2021.

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2021

  22. Fuck all the motherfuckin, Dic suckin , coon and hi Yeller lovin Jew bastard name hijackers here . Show some motherfuckin respect for baseball legends that died .

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2021

  23. You Dic suckin queer faggots couldn’t carry their shit stained jock straps . It would be an honor for you assholes to lick their asses after they took a shit

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2021

  24. You should all get what Joe Pesci got in Casino

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2021

  25. Derrick, Joe Pesci is an actor! Nobody gots hurt during the making of that film.
    Nobody cares about your baseball card heroes. Did you do your chores yet? Homework? So stop hanging round these places with these pervo little creeps and get back in the basement

    By Derek's Mom on Jan 9, 2021

  26. Yeah you’re an embarrassment Derrick, walking around the Capitol with that damn Confederate flag. I saw yer

    By Derrick's Pop on Jan 9, 2021

  27. “Looks like 2021 is off to another bad start just like the last 2021″ Just exactly when was the last 2021? I thought that this was the first.

    By HHH on Jan 9, 2021

  28. People die of old age Derrick - just get over it and stop being a whingey cry baby.

    By DD on Jan 9, 2021

  29. I just tried it out. Get this. In order to shit in a jock strap you have to wear it backward. It makes a little pouch over your bung hole.

    By Derrick on Jan 10, 2021

  30. I’ve been wearing Depends for years. Not for fun, but because I can’t control my bodily functions because of my long time Adderrall addiction.

    One time I shit myself on the set of Celebrity Apprentice and didn’t know it! They took me off set after it started to reek, and someone else had to change me, I was so out of it. Here’s the story:

    “Former ‘Apprentice’ Staffer Claims Donald Trump Wore Diapers On Set: ‘He Would Often Soil Himself’”
    https://www.inquisitr.com/6399895/noel-casler-apprentice-donald-trump-diapers/

    That looks like fun, Derrick! Maybe I can get Melania to do it while I watch, if she ever stops hating my fucking guts. I bet I could force that skinny little pussy Jared to do it…

    By Donald J Trump on Jan 10, 2021

  31. I fart in the bathtub and snap at the bubbles.

    By HHH on Jan 10, 2021

  32. Der Jude ist unser Unglück

    By swappers on Jan 10, 2021

  33. Niet ik hierboven . . . . .

    Er is maar één ras, het menselijk ras

    Je bent een fascistische idioot

    ;)

    By (De enige echte) swappers on Jan 11, 2021

  34. I fart into my own mouth

    By HHH on Jan 11, 2021

  35. Yeah i’m sure you do HHH

    By Derrick's Pop on Jan 11, 2021

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