1980/07/06 New York, NY AUD


Sunday, 6 July 1980

The Palladium
126 East 14th Street
New York, New York 10003

FLAC master, 29 April 2020, by elegymart:
Analog audience recording (stereo) {probably recorded by Mike C}: unknown mics > probably Panasonic recorder > analog audio cassette master > 1977-1979 US Maxell UD Ultra Dynamic (Type I Normal) 90-minute analog audio cassette {from the Gene Poole collection} > Sony TC-WE435 (azimuth adjustment) > Roland R05 (24/96) > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 (audio cleanup, convert to 16/44) > SHNtool (fixed SBE) > CD Wave (track splits) > TLH (WAV > FLAC8).
Created this text file.

Total running time [1:25:24]

01 introduction [0:10]
02 Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid) [4:30]
03 Anything That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll [3:59]
04 Fooled Again (I Don’t Like It) [6:30]
05 Here Comes My Girl [5:28]
06 Luna [4:45]
07 I Need to Know [2:24]
08 Don’t Do Me Like That [2:51]
09 Cry to Me [5:34]
10 Refugee [3:56]
11 American Girl [4:24]
12 The Best of Everything [6:08]
13 Breakdown [8:46]
14 Too Much Ain’t Enough [4:27]
15 Shout [9:50]
— encore 1 —
16 Strangered in the Night [5:32]
— encore 2 —
17 Somethin’ Else [2:17]
18 Century City [3:45]

Band line-up:
Tom Petty – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, percussion
Mike Campbell – guitars
Benmont Tench – piano, keyboards, backing vocals
Ron Blair – bass guitar, backing vocals
Stan Lynch – drums, percussion, backing vocals
— special guest —
Phil Jones – sleigh bells



Here’s the latest installment of the Gene Poole Collection, a random wellspring of recordings which have recently surfaced. To paraphrase Lou: This is gonna go on for a while, so we should get used to each other, settle back, pull up your cushions, whatever else you have with you that makes life bearable in what has already been the start of trying decade…

Some of Gene’s handiwork has probably been heard by your very ears before, for the most part via the Stonecutter Archives, but this is the first major unearthing of tapes direct from the legend himself. As promising as that may seem, it’s best to let the surprises hit as they are shared. The trade-off to the prolific taping on Gene’s part is that the expectations for a perfect track record would be unrealistic and unfair. There will be instances of incomplete recordings, caused by late arrivals to gigs, recorder and mic malfunctions, and other assorted foibles as would befall any mortal taper. There will be times where a master from another source exists which could be superior. For the most part, Gene recorded with a variety of mics and recorders, and many shows suffered from wire dropouts, so that only one channel was extant in the capture. Due warning about the past imperfect given and out of the way, credit should be given where due as well — for many shows thought lost forever, it’s exciting to discover that many of these even in incomplete form have now cropped up.

The transfers, the audio fixes, and the research all have required some lead time — many tapes had scant info (sometimes just the name of the artist/band, with no date listed for the performance). Needless to say, gear documentation is virtually nil — if we wait around for that precise detail to be forthcoming, nothing from the collection would probably see the light of day.

We’re going back to the Palladium again this time, for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ final night of a three-night stand there. As with the prior two nights, Tommy Tutone opened. Tickets were $10.00 to $12.50.

Unlike the anomaly of the last part of the previous night’s recording, this one is a dedicated in-line dub, no re-recording involved. The recorder used seems to faintly pick up a stereo signal, but overall it has more of a clear mono sound. This one also comes off a salvaged tape, misleadingly labeled “Jerry Garcia – Live at The Palladium, Nov 27, 1977 7:00 P.M.,” then crossed off and re-labeled: “Patti Smith at the Anderson 12/31/77 #1.” Neither of those were on the tape, just this unlabeled Tom Petty show.

There are edits between most tracks on this tape, with one cut near the end of “Too Much Ain’t Enough.” Sources for the first two nights are in circulation, but it seems there hasn’t been a source that’s turned up until now for this third night. Gene seems to recall that he attended these shows (not sure if just the last two or all three, but probably at least one more than Joni Mitchell did) and that Tom seemed to do almost the same exact shtick every night, down to his comments, which comparing to the prior volume, doesn’t entire support Gene’s memory. That said, the setlist for the first two nights were the same, and if that’s applicable to this night, then the recording is missing “Even the Losers” between t05 and t06. “Dog on the Run” would likely have been played as the final song, but if so was not on the tape.

1980 was a tough year for the mainstream music industry, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers probably could have played a much larger venue in any other year, so this run of shows would have been a treat for his devoted East Coast following.



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