PETER GABRIEL - WEST HOLLYWOOD 1978 [MILLARD TAPE]

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PETER GABRIEL
West Hollywood 1978 [Mike Millard Master Tapes via JEMS, 2CD]

The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Volume 97. Live at The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA; September 30, 1978 (Late Show). Very good audience recording.

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

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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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Peter Gabriel - The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA; September 30, 1978

We continue the Millard March to 100 with Volume 97 and yet another of Mike the Mike’s favorite artists, Peter Gabriel. The former Genesis frontman began his solo career in 1977 and played multiple shows at The Roxy in West Hollywood on both his ‘77 and ‘78 tours. These are legendary gigs for Gabriel fans and collectors given the club only seats 500. Mike and Jim were there for all of the Roxy shows both years.

Volume 14 of our series was a first-gen compilation made for Jim R of Mike’s favorite performances from Gabriel’s early and late sets on September 30. In the Millard archive, there are a handful of Mike-authored, multi-show compilations, including Led Zeppelin ‘77, the Rolling Stones ‘75 and The Who ‘80 in addition to Gabriel. All have unique artwork and probably served a practical purpose to give to people who wanted tapes of the shows. Instead of dubbing them multiple nights, he would give them his curated collection of the best performances. Who could complain?

This week we supplant that compilation with Mike’s full cassette master from the excellent late show, the setlist for which features several rarities and songs only performed on this tour, among them a cover of Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade of Pale.” Gabriel also gives the audience a slice of the Genesis favorite “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.”

As Jim R explains below, holding tickets for both the early and late shows gave you a seating advantage for the second performance, which explains why Mike’s late show Roxy recordings are usually superior to his early show work. Here he is is right up front and captures an appealing mix of club atmosphere and up-close sound.

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Here’s what Jim R recalled about Peter Gabriel’s late show at the Roxy:

I went with Mike Millard to the Peter Gabriel concert at The Roxy in Hollywood on Sept 30, 1978, the late 11:30 pm show. The Roxy is a small club with a bar and tables. Very intimate.

Mike and I had been big Gabriel fans since the Genesis days. We went to the early show so we could move up between shows to a table against the stage. In those days, after the first show ended and the Roxy staff were clearing out the place, if you had a late show ticket they let you stay in the venue between shows and get first dibs of the empty tables.

Having a table against the stage in the middle meant we could reach out and touch Peter if we wanted to. We were that close. The stage and tables were about the same height.

Beyond back-to-back sets on the 30th, we also went to both shows the following night, resulting in four sets in just over 24 hours. That’s dedication!!! And exhaustion.

Peter is a unique performer. He can change the sound of his voice on command and he connects with his audience as he draws you into each song. His fantastic backing band was a tight unit as expected.

The sound at The Roxy can be hit or miss. As I listen to Mike’s tape as I type this, it’s a hit.

I was able to smuggle in my camera bag, but was able to take only one roll of 36.

I hope you enjoy this as much as Mike and I did.

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JEMS is proud to partner with Rob, Jim R, Ed F, Barry G and many 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.

Professor Goody did extra work this week while some of the JEMS team was otherwise occupied. Thanks to him for stepping up. As always, mjk5510 managed the production process, including designing the cover art with Jim R’s photos from the show.

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
JEMS 2020 Transfer: Mike Millard Master Cassettes > Nakamichi RX-505 (azimuth adjustment; Dolby On) > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 capture > iZotope RX8 > iZotope Ozone 8 > Audacity > TLH > FLAC

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Disc 1
Track 101. On Presuming To Be Modern 2:57
Track 102. On The Air 4:34
Track 103. Moribund The Burgermeister 5:10
Track 104. Perspective 4:03
Track 105. Humdrum 4:42
Track 106. A Wonderful Day In A One-Way World 3:43
Track 107. Home Sweet Home 5:00
Track 108. D.I.Y. 3:49
Track 109. Waiting For The Big One 7:53
Track 110. A Whiter Shade Of Pale 4:54
47 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Mother Of Violence 4:22
Track 202. Slowburn 5:12
Track 203. Flotsam And Jetsam 4:09
Track 204. I Don’t Remember 5:14
Track 205. Solsbury Hill 5:47
Track 206. Modern Love 5:01
Track 207. Here Comes The Flood 3:39
Track 208. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 5:48
Track 209. Animal Magic 4:37
Track 210. White Shadow 5:22
50 mins

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  1. 51 Responses to “PETER GABRIEL - WEST HOLLYWOOD 1978 [MILLARD TAPE]”

  2. Rumor has it Peter gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Sep 10, 2021

  3. DD , derrick, the nigger football league is back . Tonight it’s Tampa Bay Dallas . Better appreciate Tom Brady , he’s a dying breed , an nfl player who’s actually white . I swear guys , I’ve never seen so many ugly tattooed black apes in my life on the field , very few white players . Apes own football and basketball. It’s hard to see a white face anymore on the football field or basketball court.

    By HHH on Sep 10, 2021

  4. Plus not only do they look like gorillas, they act like them too . Plus now they have the black anthem played before games . The only thing white about football and basketball anymore are the cheerleaders and the white mudshark sluts that shamelessly fuck these gorillas, and get beaten to a pulp by them as well. . America is becoming less white with each passing year , with black apes as well as all of these spicks and Arabs / Muslims flooding in . Sadly America is becoming a third world country.

    By HHH on Sep 10, 2021

  5. The corpse , stuttering, senile Joe Blow Biden , force’s our brave military to run from the Taliban with their tails between their legs , then allows thousands of filthy Afghan Muslims into America, on top of the dark skinned scum flooding the border. Biden is an anti American scumbag , who is a puppet for AOC , Towelhead Omar and company . Their goal is to destroy the white race and with it America as we once knew it . Sharia law will probably be next .

    By HHH on Sep 10, 2021

  6. Haven’t been commenting lately hhh. Tired of all the dumbasses here , people copying names and shit . I don’t even watch sports anymore cause of all the niggers . At least it used to be 50 50 , now it’s about 90 10 niggers , plus that nigger anthem. As for Biden and the immigrants, we’re all fucked . The world is going to hell in a hand basket . Wouldn’t surprise me to see another 9/ 11 . Maybe then people will wake up to this liberal bullshit .

    By Nelson on Sep 10, 2021

  7. Who the fuck does Biden think he is trying to force people to get vaccinated? Government has no right telling people what to put into their bodies . Lots of side effects. The vaccines were rushed .

    By Nelson on Sep 10, 2021

  8. The old man is a stumbling, bumbling fool , he wants to mandate vaccines, while letting everybody into the country. Hate that bastard.

    By Nelson on Sep 10, 2021

  9. HHH , DD, the ignorant peckerwood gang is back . Tonight it’s me and triple h and doofus . Better appreciate Obama , he’s a dying breed , a real ex-president who’s actually smart . I swear guys , I’ve never seen so many ugly dipshit honkies on one website in my life , very few humans with intellengence . what ya guys think of a diсk in my asshole ? Hardly any white players ever stick a diсk in my asshole . I love to suck nigger cоck . anyway I’m a pussy who never put on the pads (except maxipads for when I was really bleedin’). I get blasted on lite beer and barf up my jerkoff opinions as if anyone cared . They don’t because I’m a fucking loser . loser and cоcksucker . I love Joe . He’s the best president since Obama .

    By Derrick on Sep 10, 2021

  10. Rumor has it Derrick gots a Micro Un

    By U L E on Sep 10, 2021

  11. Rumor has it it’s not even a cоck, scientifically speaking. The average clit is much bigger.

    By U L E on Sep 10, 2021

  12. Nothing like a nigger felons’ schlong in my poop chute. Then when he finishes coming in my bum. I give him a nice tongue bath. Only peckerwoods like me will do that

    By Derrick on Sep 10, 2021

  13. He probably isn’t my Dad, Mom didn’t fuck very many guys who talked like him.

    Most of the guys she fucked who looked like him were toothless inbred banjo playing hillbillies like me.

    By DD on Sep 10, 2021

  14. Then I might be your Dad, DD.

    Or my Dad.

    Or his Dad.

    By U L E on Sep 10, 2021

  15. Hey triple, if you don’t like here, go and live in Canada or Mexico or somewhere else.

    By DD on Sep 10, 2021

  16. Imagine U-L-E being my dad !!!!!!!!

    By DD on Sep 10, 2021

  17. great music thanks guys

    By dee cee on Sep 10, 2021

  18. hey triple, can’t wait to see my Cowboys in action once again. They’ll probably lose tho

    By Derrick on Sep 10, 2021

  19. Now I guess I’ll just have to go back to picking my spots then wiping the mirror down of all the puss!!!

    By HHH on Sep 10, 2021

  20. derrick, the nigger qb, dak,looked pretty good last nite. almost whooped that faggot tomasina brady. havent commented here in over a month for obvious reasons. hope you hhh and nelson are doing well. someone described this site as a car accident and people cant help to slow down and rubberneck. I hope the colts and carson wentz win the afc south like they did when peyton was the shotcaller

    By DD on Sep 10, 2021

  21. im glad the yankees are getting their asses kicked. win 13 in a row now lost 8 out of last 10. everyone on that team is crippled.cole is hurt zach britton is getting tommy john surgery. the whole team sucks. hope the mets beat them this weekend

    By DD on Sep 10, 2021

  22. Glad to hear from you DD. Like you i is sic of the motherfuckin dic suckin coon and hi yeller lovin jew bastard name hijackers here. its too much man.sic of their shit

    By Derrick on Sep 10, 2021

  23. They should all get what Joe Pesci got in Casino

    By Derrick on Sep 10, 2021

  24. Or what them poor fucks abandoned by Old fool biden is gonna get by isis and the taliban , Severed heads sliced off by dull knives and stuck on the tips of bayonets.motherfuckers

    By Derrick on Sep 10, 2021

  25. Was actually glad to see Brady kick the cowboys asses last night.Guess Jerruh wants Hi yeller dak to earn that big contract.Whats wit him throwing the ball over 50 times when you got a running back like Zeke Elliott?

    By Derrick on Sep 10, 2021

  26. I hate the way the game is played today. All they do is pass pass pass.The running back posistion has been devalued.When you run the ball,it keeps the defense off the field and fresher. last night both defenses was tired as shit. Thats what the league wants though.Offense,both teams marching up and down the field

    By Derrick on Sep 10, 2021

  27. Mad dog Mike Curtis would be banned from the league today.Remember when he almost tore Roman Gabriels head off in 68? cant play like that today. same wit Jack Lampbert Butkus all them guys.Real football players

    By Derrick on Sep 10, 2021

  28. Way too mant coon monkeys in the nfl today,actin like animals. dont hardly see no white players no more.That coon anthem shit was the last straw

    By Derrick on Sep 10, 2021

  29. Twernt me on any above. All fakes

    By U L E on Sep 10, 2021

  30. There are way too many tasteless idiots commenting on this site, and they have ruined for everybody. Why don’t all you losers get a life?

    By Luis Torregrosa on Sep 11, 2021

  31. I gave Biko a blowjob once. Almost caved in his head!

    By Derrick on Sep 11, 2021

  32. DD , , name hijackin jew Bastard on the last one . How bout your dude Derek Jeter makin the hall of fame in his first year of bein on the ballot ? Also Larry a walker got in .

    By Derrick on Sep 11, 2021

  33. Still wish they would put Fred McGriff the crime dog in . He had 493 career homer’s , was part of them great Atlanta Braves teams of the 90s . Think he hit over 30 homer’s 7 or 8 times , steady as a rock , no scandals, and no steroids, like Jeff Bagwell who got in . Mcgriff had more career homers than Willie Stargell who’s in the hall . He also won a World Series in 95 wit the Braves , and was clutch , he hit big in the biggest games

    By Derrick on Sep 11, 2021

  34. Fred McGriff was black , but he wasn’t no coon . He was a quiet gentleman . A throwback to the old timers like Aaron , Mays , Frank Robinson, Ernie Banks , Roberto Clemente Bob Gibson

    By Derrick on Sep 11, 2021

  35. “MY” Cowboys only got beat by 2 . We’re gonna have a great season. Probably with the super bowl

    By Derrick on Sep 11, 2021

  36. Hate Derek monkey Jeter. Never liked the bastard. Your cowboys will probably win the NFC Least.

    By DD on Sep 11, 2021

  37. Hate Derek the bone licker. Never liked the bastard. Your tiny pecker will probably make me laugh.

    By DD on Sep 11, 2021

  38. I wanna jihad and blow up the statue of liberty, the united nations, grand central station and myself

    By SPUNK BOY on Sep 11, 2021

  39. Glad to suck your cоck DD . Cоck is all I really want .

    By Derrick on Sep 11, 2021

  40. DD , i is actually hopin the cowboys lose every fuckin game . So sic of Jerrah Jones that ego maniac and that idiot son of his Stephen . Always hated his guts because of how he treated coach Tom Landry, firing him . Then he fires Jimmy Johnson after two straight super bowl titles . Who the fuck does that ? Jerrah ain’t won shit since jimmy left

    By Derrick on Sep 11, 2021

  41. DD , just curious man . Why is you down on Derek Jeter ? Don’t get me wrong , never cared much for him either. Don’t remember him acting like a monkey idiot on the field , always seemed to have class . Ain’t he a hi Yeller?

    By Derrick on Sep 11, 2021

  42. A Rod was the one I couldn’t stand. He definitely was on the fuckin juice , and he lied bout it . Do you think Him , Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens will make the hall of fame . All juicers . Did Steroids

    By Derrick on Sep 11, 2021

  43. To me Hank Aaron is still the all time home run king , not that cheater Bonds . Just like Roger Maris 61 in 61 should still be the single season record. Not Bonds , McGuire or Sosa . They all cheated

    By Derrick on Sep 11, 2021

  44. Clemens seemed washed up in the late 90s when he left the Red Sox . All of the sudden he starts pitching better than when he was young . Wins 3 or 4 more Cy Young’s , after age 36 . That’s bullshit , he cheated wit the roids

    By Derrick on Sep 11, 2021

  45. All those guys you mentioned plus sammy sosa, mark mcguire i dont think will be going to the hall of fame. jeter was just one of those guys i didnt like. I wasnt a kobe fan either. dont know if you remember bailey howell from the celtics. i couldnt stand him either with those white faggy sneakers and crewcut. just certain players rub you the wrong way. hated A-Roid. wish they would get rid of him on espn

    By DD on Sep 11, 2021

  46. This is why the comments section should be removed!

    By A L E on Oct 16, 2021

  47. It should be removed.

    By Bennet From Biržai on Oct 17, 2021

  48. Holy crap! I agree with Derrick about something-Hammerin’ Hank is the true home run king!

    By Mark on Oct 17, 2021

  49. Jeff Pearlman wrote an excellent book about Clemons, titled “The Rocket That Fell to Earth” and one about Bonds titled, “Love Me, Hate Me.”

    By Mark on Oct 17, 2021

  50. j’aime ça dans le cul.
    j’aime sucer la bite des marques

    By swappers on Oct 17, 2021

  51. Al menos trata de no ser tan estúpido idiota!

    By swappers (the real one) on Oct 17, 2021

  52. ¡Pero no puedo evitarlo!

    By swappers on Oct 17, 2021

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