THE NEW BARBARIANS - INGLEWOOD 1979 [MILLARD TAPE]

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THE NEW BARBARIANS
Inglewood 1979 [Mike Millard First Generation Tapes via JEMS, 2CD]

The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Volume 76. Live at The Forum, Inglewood, CA; May 19, 1979 and San Diego Sports Arena; May 22, 1979. Very good audience recordings.

Thanks to Mike Millard; Rob, Jim R; Barry G; JEMS; BK; 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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The New Barbarians - The Forum, Inglewood, CA; May 19, 1979 and San Diego Sports Arena; May 22, 1979

The New Barbarians was the short-lived Rolling Stones spinoff group fronted by Keith Richards and Ron Woods. They played 20 dates in 1979, the first two of which were court-ordered charity concerts tied to the sentence Richards received after being arrested for heroin possession.

Woods used the tour to perform a lot of the songs from his recent solo album Gimme Some Neck, while Richards took vocals for some choice covers and a few Stones songs thrown in for good measure. The pair were backed by bassist Stanley Clarke, Ian McLagan on keyboards, Stones saxophone ally Bobby Keys and Meters’ drummer Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste.

The result was a spirited if druggy/drunky affair, but with the Stones off the road for another two years, New Barbs was the closest you were gonna get.

Given their deep affection for the Stones, it was no surprise Mike and Jim were there and up close. Jim took some great photos which you’ll see in the cover art and Mike was recording from his sweet spot. While most of the recording is quite excellent, it does seem Mike was having technical issues on the night.

There’s a tape alignment or microphone positioning issue during the first song, “Sweet Little Rock and Roller,” that takes a few minutes to rectify. You’ll hear the point where everything straightens out and the sound grows from good to quite excellent for the bulk of the show through “Come To Realize.” But at that point, something happens to Mike’s tape, as on this first generation copy Mike made for Ed F, he switches to his own San Diego recording for the last four songs to complete the show.

Mike’s tape list has entries for both New Barbarians shows in Inglewood and San Diego, but doesn’t give a duration or any sense if they are complete. He rates each excellent, though clearly The Forum recording is closer and superior to San Diego.

It seems safe to assume Millard had issues at the end of the Forum show (perhaps foreshadowed by the problems in the first song) and he filled out the set with San Diego. We presume there is a full San Diego recording, but we don’t have it. We also know Mike recorded opening act Bob Welch both nights which we are also hoping to find.

But don’t be put off by any of that: the bulk of the Forum show is captured in great Millard quality, and San Diego, while inferior, is still very good. Considering the other recordings of The Forum are considerably weaker quality, his first-gen hybrid edition is still a major find.

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Here’s what Jim R recalled about the New Barbarians at the Forum:

I attended the New Barbarians concert with Mike Millard at The Forum on May 19, 1979. We sat in the 5th row on the floor, to the left of center. We also attended the San Diego show three days later - it was recorded as well.

Mike and I being HUGE Stones fans had to see Brother Keith along with Ronnie Wood, Bobby Keys, Ian McLagan and of course Stanley Clarke on bass.

The concert was loose and fun, and the crowd got pretty rowdy at times. With a smattering of Stones tunes in the setlist, the shows kinda gave us our Stones “fix” between tours.

I hope you enjoy the recording and my pics.

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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.

The first-generation source had some challenge and Professor Goody gave this one some extra TLC, for which we thank him. Cover art and post-production finishing come from the talented mjk5510. The Millard Lost and Found series has delivered for over 52 straight weeks and I’m here to tell you there is NO WAY that happens without mjk5510’s stamina and commitment to the work.

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 Cassettes > Nakamichi RX-505 (azimuth adjustment; Dolby On) > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 capture > iZotope RX8 > iZotope Ozone 8 > convert to 16/44 > Audition (Pitch Bender and alignment) > CD Wave > ffmpeg > FLAC

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Disc 1
Inglewood, May 19
Track 101. Sweet Little Rock N Roller 4:16
Track 102. Buried Alive 6:25
Track 103. F.U.C. Her 4:51
Track 104. Mystifies Me 5:49
Track 105. Infekshun 5:09
Track 106. Rock Me Baby 6:05
Track 107. Sure The One You Need 4:39
Track 108. Lost And Lonely 6:16
Track 109. Breathe On Me 10:20
Track 110. Love In Vain 8:18
Track 111. Let’s Go Steady 3:21
66 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Apartment No. 9 4:13
Track 202. Honky Tonk Women 5:56
Track 203. Worried Life Blues 4:45
Track 204. I Can Feel The Fire 9:05
Track 205. Come To Realise  6:38

San Diego; May 22
Track 206. Am I Grooving You 12:25
Track 207. Seven Days 5:25
Track 208. Before They Make Me Run 5:10
Track 209. Jumping Jack Flash 10:15
64 mins

Click here to order New Barbarians releases.

  1. 53 Responses to “THE NEW BARBARIANS - INGLEWOOD 1979 [MILLARD TAPE]”

  2. I saw the New Barbarians supporting Led Zeppelin at Knebworth in 1979. Awful. Drunken mess, late on stage.

    By MrSmith on Apr 17, 2021

  3. Who are these bozos??

    By MrsSmith on Apr 17, 2021

  4. Who is this MrsSmith ?
    Are you cheating on me again you bastard?
    What about our 20 illegitimate black Kids?

    By MrSmithsRealWife on Apr 17, 2021

  5. Rumor has it Keef gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Apr 18, 2021

  6. Rumor has it Ron gots a Lil Un

    By U L E on Apr 18, 2021

  7. Rumor has it the rest gots Lil Uns

    By U L E on Apr 18, 2021

  8. MrSmithsRealWife… What about ‘em??

    By MrsSmith on Apr 18, 2021

  9. My Un is the Lil-ist of them all. This one is me.

    By U L E on Apr 18, 2021

  10. Sigh, more bozo, brain dead idiots.

    By MrSmith on Apr 18, 2021

  11. Stop being so pretentious MrSmith. It takes one to know one after all.

    By MrsSmith on Apr 18, 2021

  12. Stop pretending to be an adult MrsSmith. Get out of your parents basement & get back to school.

    By MrSmith on Apr 18, 2021

  13. CHAUVIN HAS BEEN NOT CONVICTED BY A JURY OF HIS PEERS DERRIERE AND HARDON HUMPHEAD HOMO HHH

    By Mark on Apr 18, 2021

  14. MrSmith, DGN !

    By MrsSmith on Apr 19, 2021

  15. Twernt me on last one nuther fake

    By U L E on Apr 19, 2021

  16. Derek Chauvin is an American Hero , and if convicted he’ll be a martyr Mark . You anti American asshole .

    By Nelson on Apr 19, 2021

  17. Twas me on last one not a fake

    By U L E on Apr 19, 2021

  18. Hey Derrick, I’ve been looking for sports where its easy to watch because the players are our people mostly. I’m saying hockey, golf, motorsports (NASCAR and Indycars) and, still, baseball. What do you think?

    By Brian Griffin on Apr 19, 2021

  19. Hockey is too fuckin Canadian for me , never got into it . They destroyed baseball wit all the fuckin analytics. No starting pitchers goin the distance anymore, they is lucky if they make it to the 4th of 5th innings these days , sometimes teams go thru 5 or 6 relief pitchers a game these days . Plus no strategy anymore. Pitchers only throw fastballs and as hard as they can . That’s why so many arm injuries. Fuck they only pitch a few innings max , so they is told to throw hard on every pitch

    By Derrick on Apr 19, 2021

  20. Was a Cardinals fan growin up as a kid . Guys like Lou Brock , Curt Flood would run wild on the bases . Brock would usually lead the majors in stolen bases every year . Team didnt hit many home runs but they played the fuckin game the right way

    By Derrick on Apr 19, 2021

  21. These days it’s all home runs or strikeouts. No strategy anymore. No base stealing , bunting , movin the guy over into scoring position etc . Managers is always comin to the mound to change pitchers. You rarely took Bob Gibson or Sandy Koufax out . They usually want the distance. Games in the 60s and 70s would be bout two hours max , cause you didn’t have all them trips to the mound to take pitchers out . Games today can last over 3 hours

    By Derrick on Apr 19, 2021

  22. Kids is taught that way in school and in the minor leagues. Throw as hard as you can on every pitch, cause you ain’t gonna be in the game long anyway. Juan Marichal had lots of different pitches . Fastball, slider , curve ball , screwball, different windups , throwing from different arm angles. Hitters was fooled . He was a professor on the mound . And that high leg kick over his head to him pitchin was a chess match . The pitchers today it’s all fastballs for 4 innings, then 5 relievers doin the same think for an inning

    By Derrick on Apr 19, 2021

  23. Hey DD , remember Louie Tiant ? His delivery was even more herky jerky than Marichal. Same hi leg kick , but wit some body wiggle.

    By Derrick on Apr 19, 2021

  24. It’s all spicks in baseball these days wit a few whites . Not as many coons ., cause it ain’t hip hop enough for these modern coon monkeys Coons today want to show their ass , celebrate, mug for the cameras etc . That’s why coons today don’t like baseball. For coons today it’s me me me . The old school black players didn’t behave that way . The Gibson’s , Brocks , Aaron’s , Robinson’s , Mays etc

    By Derrick on Apr 19, 2021

  25. That’s why I can’t stand football and basketball anymore. Juckin jivin hi fivin coon monkeys actin like savages. Linin up in the end zone after a touchdown, doin their mugging and doin their monkey dancing

    By Derrick on Apr 19, 2021

  26. Jim Brown , Gale Sayers , Lenny Moore , Don Perkins , Paul Warfield , Bullet Bob Hayes . All black players from the 60s and 70s . None of em acted like these monkeys today . Score a touchdown, hand the ball to the ref and go to the sideline.

    By Derrick on Apr 19, 2021

  27. Derrick, you said it . It’s hip hop . It hi jacked the black race . Turned them into Black Apes . It’s more culture than color .

    By HHH on Apr 19, 2021

  28. Sometimes while driving and stopped at a traffic light , I’ll hear that rap garbage coming from a car Look over and see it’s some young white kid . That shit is even rotting our race . I call white kids who listen to that shit White Apes

    By HHH on Apr 19, 2021

  29. Brian- watch these nuts on your chin.

    By Corey Moron on Apr 19, 2021

  30. Derrick- these nuts on your chin are into your chin.

    By Corey Moron on Apr 19, 2021

  31. The Chauvin verdict can come anytime this week . If. It’s a quick verdict then it’s bad news for Chauvin. If it takes longer then it’s better for our hero cop . If he’s acquitted of all charges as he should be . The black apes will set fires all over the country . Led by Bobblehead Al

    By HHH on Apr 19, 2021

  32. Derrick- these nuts on your chin are on your chin the right way.

    By Corey Moron on Apr 19, 2021

  33. Derrick- these nuts on your chin are on your chin these days.

    By Corey Moron on Apr 19, 2021

  34. Derrick- these nuts on your chin are doing the same thing on your chin every day.

    By Corey Moron on Apr 19, 2021

  35. LOUIU TIANT VIDA BLUE BLUE MOON ODOM HOW CAN U FORGET THOSE NAMES.

    By DD on Apr 19, 2021

  36. Derrick- these nuts on your chin stay on your chin for three hours.

    By Corey Moron on Apr 19, 2021

  37. Deriick- these nuts are wiggling on your chin.

    By Corey Moron on Apr 19, 2021

  38. Derrick- these nuts are dancing on your chin.

    By Corey Moron on Apr 19, 2021

  39. HHH- these nuts are hip hoppin’ on your chin.

    By Corey Moron on Apr 19, 2021

  40. HHH- these nuts on your chin are on your chin sometimes while driving.

    By Corey Moron on Apr 19, 2021

  41. DD- HOW CAN U FORGET THESE NUTS ON YOUR CHIN.

    By Corey Moron on Apr 19, 2021

  42. HOW BOUT I STUFF MY BALLS IN YOUR MOUTH. AND MY COC UP YUR ASS

    By DD on Apr 19, 2021

  43. DD , I remember Vida Blue and Blue Moon Odom , both played for the Oakland As of the 70s , them teams won 3 straight World Series. 72 73 and74 last time it was done

    By Derrick on Apr 20, 2021

  44. Bert Campy Campanaras , Bill North , Joe Rudi , Gene Tennace , Sal Bando , and Mr October Reggie Jackson

    By Derrick on Apr 20, 2021

  45. Pitching staff was Vida Blue , Blue Moon Odom , Ken Holtzman and the great Jim Catfish Hunter , Hall of fame reliever Rollie Fingers in the bullpen Team was loaded

    By Derrick on Apr 20, 2021

  46. Team wore them colorful uniforms, all of em had beards and mustaches. Rollie Fingers was famous for his handlebar mustache

    By Derrick on Apr 20, 2021

  47. The owner was Charlie O Finley , colorful
    Old coot . He was George Steinbrenner, before George Steinbrenner

    By Derrick on Apr 20, 2021

  48. DD , remember when the Yankees signed Catfish in 75 ? I think it was the first big free agent signing in baseball.

    By Derrick on Apr 20, 2021

  49. No Derrick, I can’t remember none of the above.

    By DD on Apr 20, 2021

  50. derrick- these nuts on your chin remember being on your chin.

    By Corey Moron on Apr 20, 2021

  51. Derrick- these nuts on your chin are loaded on your chin.

    By Corey Moron on Apr 20, 2021

  52. Derrick- these nuts on your chin are famous for being on your chin.

    By Corey Moron on Apr 20, 2021

  53. Derrick- remember when these nuts on your chin were on your chin?

    By Corey Moron on Apr 20, 2021

  54. DD- can you remember when these nuts on your chin were on your chin?

    By Corey Moron on Apr 20, 2021

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