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Costa Mesa 1989 [Mike Millard Master Tapes via JEMS, 2CD]

The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Volume 140. Live at the Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA; October 14, 1989. 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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Stevie Nicks - Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA; October 14, 1989

Known Faults:
- Edge Of Seventeen: splice

Our women of rock wave continues this week with true Mike The Mike favorite Stevie Nicks. Millard was a fan of both Fleetwood Mac and Nick’s solo work, recording both multiple times.

In October 1989 Nicks was on tour in support of her fourth solo album, The Other Side Of The Mirror released in May. It was a Top Ten, platinum-selling record that spawned the hit “Rooms On Fire.” Nicks’ thriving solo career was interrupted by the Mac’s Tango In The Night, released in April 1987, the tour in support of which ran from September 1987 to June 1988, famously without Lindsey Buckingham who quit the band (as seems to be his habit) after the release of the album.

At this point Nicks was firmly established as a solo artist separate from her famous band, but she was having well-documented personal struggles including a prescription drug habit. The 1989 tour is the one that she refers to as not remembering at all as a result.

As to how that affects her performance, we’ll let you be the judge. This might not be peak Nicks, but the show does have its moments. New songs seem to fare better than the familiar ones.

The Pac Amp is one of the venues we refer to as a home court for Millard having taped there so often. It was only a short drive from his home in Orange County and he seemed to always get tickets in his preferred taping location, with this being no exception.

Mike’s capture is consistent with his other Costa Mesa recordings, up close and full. Perhaps because it is an outdoor venue, there’s always a bit more audience noise on the tapes from Pac Amp than say a concert at the Forum, but nothing you’re going to bump on.

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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.

Once again JEMS is scattered across two continents but we’re not letting that slow down our release schedule as we pass another milestone with Vol. 140. Thanks Rob S for the transfer, Professor Goody for his timely pitch work and the indispensable mjk5510 for keeping the trains running on time and providing his consistently tasty artwork.

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


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AKG 451E Microphones (CK-1 cardioid capsules) > Nakamichi 550 Cassette Recorder
Transfer: Mike Millard Master Cassette > Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1 azimuth-adjusted playback > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Audacity 3.1 capture > iZotope RX > iZotope RX9 Advanced and Ozone 9 > MBIT+ resample to 16/44.1 > Audacity > xACT 2.50 > FLAC

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Disc 1
Track 101. Outside The Rain 4:43
Track 102. Dreams 4:37
Track 103. Rooms On Fire 7:08
Track 104. Gold Dust Woman 8:21
Track 105. Alice 7:59
Track 106. No Spoken Word 5:18
Track 107. How Still My Love 10:30
Track 108. Beauty And The Beast 9:49
Track 109. Drums 4:04
Track 110. Stand Back 5:49
69 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Whole Lotta Trouble 6:29
Track 202. Two Kinds Of Love 7:11
Track 203. Band Introduction 6:08
Track 204. Edge Of Seventeen 25:18
Track 205. Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You 7:08
53 mins

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  1. 35 Responses to “STEVIE NICKS - COSTA MESA 1989 [MILLARD TAPE]”

  2. She would never fuck me, my Un is too Lil’


    By U L E on Sep 28, 2022

  3. I heard she had a coke tent at the side of the stage around this era too…

    By popsicle on Sep 28, 2022

  4. I heard that you lick buttholes…get on it Belle.

    By Lee Wade on Sep 28, 2022

  5. Your ears must be full of bad things, then.

    By popsicle on Sep 28, 2022

  6. I mean really bad things. Next thing, you’ll probably start all of this crazy shit again under 50 different names, right? Get a Fucken life

    By popsicle on Sep 28, 2022

  7. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Sep 28, 2022

  8. Rumor has it Stevie prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Sep 28, 2022

  9. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Sep 28, 2022

  10. coсk coсk coсk СOCK СOCK

    By Derrick on Sep 28, 2022

  11. In my mouth MOUTH MOUTH

    By Derrick on Sep 28, 2022

  12. Let’s all start suckin’ each others diсks !

    By Derrick on Sep 28, 2022

  13. Where do I report violators, who have commandeered my user name? This has become a serious problem here. Thanks in advance.

    By Lee Wade on Sep 28, 2022

  14. Hola Senor Lee Wade, I’m gonna tell you something, amigo. You ain’t got a fuckin user name. Nobody on here gotta user name, comprende? Every poster on here is livin a Neil Young album… Everybody is Everybody Else.

    Now fuck off, the adults are talking

    By Rightup Dias on Sep 29, 2022

  15. lol

    By Confederate Bob on Sep 29, 2022

  16. Im ready to pump a load of jizz into Pee Wades mouth. We dont need these WOKE rabble rousers like swappers. Yea I was at that concert in 75 and they pretty much played the entire album. There wasnt much improv

    By Confederate Bob on Sep 29, 2022

  17. for swappers

    and all his faggot friends

    By Confederate Bob on Sep 29, 2022

  18. Thanks Confederate Bob. For an inbred, fat slob, you’re not so bad.

    By Lee Wade on Sep 29, 2022

  19. Wade, watch the movie Deliverance and thats my me and my family. That was me yelling squeal louder

    By Confederate Bob on Sep 29, 2022

  20. my brother was the one playing dueling banjos and my father was the guy with the loose tooth. My water was blowing some donkeys in the bbackyard

    By Confederate Bob on Sep 29, 2022

  21. This hot gal likes her men on the big side I hear . Big ole foot long hoagies and trouser trout.She likes em big in the britches.

    By ELU on Sep 29, 2022

  22. Who starts these rumor s ?Whats a trouser trout ?

    By Jocko P on Sep 29, 2022

  23. I had a foursome once with Stevie , Jackson Browne and Don Henley . It was fucking great . Stevie and I ate each other out while the guys jacked each other off . Then they took turns pounding our glory holes .Jackson and Don were both hung like horses .

    By Pam Des Barris on Sep 29, 2022

  24. Whats the pepperoni pony

    By Confederate Bob on Sep 29, 2022

  25. Pamela whats a meat flute. Im pretty stupid

    By Jocko P on Sep 29, 2022

  26. Rumor has it Jackson gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Sep 29, 2022

  27. Rumor has it Don gots a Big Un too

    By U L E on Sep 29, 2022

  28. Those rumors are true, I sucked both their Big Uns, that’s how I know.

    Twas me.

    By U L E on Sep 29, 2022

  29. U L E is quite the fag.

    By Lee Wade on Sep 29, 2022

  30. I hear she has an asshole the size of a soup can!!!!!!

    By Leviathan on Sep 30, 2022

  31. I do too. It attracts flies, butt it makes bowel movements flow easily.

    By Leviathan on Sep 30, 2022

  32. My butthole is the size of a 16 inch howitzer When I was locked up in prison for sodomizing little boys, Leroy, Tyrone, Snoop, Rasheed, Ice T, made sure I paid the price. In prison they like to fuck with guys like me that are

    woman beater
    pet abuser

    By HHH on Sep 30, 2022

  33. HHH, I guess one time with me smashing these jizz filled against your face wasnt enough. Now Im holding the back of your head and thrusting the pepperoni pony in and out of your mouth

    By HHH moron. on Sep 30, 2022

  34. I been butfucked a lot . Don’t mean I am gay

    By U L E on Sep 30, 2022

  35. My butthole is the size of a bottle of ripple.Pamela, what does a man like more, when I just suck up n down on the head and caress the nut sac or deep throating the whole schlong

    By Jocko P on Sep 30, 2022

  36. Jocko? Don’t you ‘member what I taught you?

    By U L E on Sep 30, 2022

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