Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
1973-08-28 Rotterdam, The Netherlands De Lantaarn (M-FM)
VPRO "Night Train" (1990's archive rebroadcast)

01. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)
02. ? (instrumental)
03. Boppin' The Blues
04. Everybody's Doing It
05. Wine Do Yer Stuff
06. Honeysuckle Honey
07. Mama Tried
08. Mama Hated Diesels
09. Shall We Meet (Beyond The River)
10. Kentucky Hills Of Tennessee
11. What's The Matter Now?
12. My Semi Truck Won't Start
13. Milk Cow Blues
14. Looking At The World Through A Windshield
15. Down To Seeds & Stems Again Blues
16. Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar

Total Time ::: 57:47

::: SUPERB stereo FM recording. Check samples for ear elixir potency assessment or a flurry of flashbacks.
::: WARTS: NO warts! ...except #16 fades out at the end. Original board mix changes a few times & overall could use a bit o' bass.
::: COMPARISON CLAUSE ::: Reckon only 2 trax DIMED before (by fredheadset in 2011). This'll upgrade those & ALL the rest be new.
::: Most certainly this ain't the entire evening's performance, but 'tis all that was re-broadcast.
::: "Country Casanova", their 3rd album, had been released in May 1973 & so they was ostensibly promotin' it.
::: Meybe someone oughta update ole WICKERpeeDia as they do claim the Airmen never performed #9 live - but here 'tis!

Recording Information ::: VPRO-FM stereo rebroadcast (circa 1998) -> Revox B260 tuner > Pioneer D05 DAT Recorder-> master off-air DAT (possibly @ 32k LP mode) -> CD-R.

Playback 2011-07-25 ::: CD-R -> computer -> EAC secure mode (logs made) -> wav file(s) -> Flac Frontend

Playback 2014-07-xx ::: master off-air DAT cloned to CD-R -> computer rip with EAC -> wavs -> Audacity for overall volume adjustments -> wav -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded week of 2014-07-25.

Line-up ::: George Frayne IV (aka Commander Cody) - piano, vocals // Bill Kirchen - electric guitar, vocals // Andy Stein - fiddle, saxophone // Billy C. Farlow - lead vocals, harmonica // Bobby Black - steel guitar, dobro // John Tichy - rhythm electric guitar // Paul "Buffalo" Bruce Barlow - electric bass // Lance Dickerson - drums.

Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.

DimeTravel 038 ::: Thanks to the original taper & trader, Commander Brinkhoffs! ::: Corrections welcome ::: Believe this 'twas originally lifted offa de airwaves as a favour by Brinkhoffs for me & the most honorable Jerry Moore, tho' 'tweren't one o' Ossi's fave outfits... Some folks requested this several years back in more complete form, so here it is - apologies for the delay! A very fine high fidelity recording of the Airmen at the top of their game. Who'da guessed I'd still love the "Lost In The Ozone" album as much today as I did when it came out. It's WAY overdue for a non-brickwalled, upgraded, seriously expanded CD release. They had to have done multiple takes of many of those songs. Anyway, you won't go wrong with this Dutch recording - as good or better than most of what's around from "the tour from hell".

The bitter & the sweet... First the bitter. When I first transfered this from the source CD-R I'd been given by Brinkhoffs, he was still sharing the planet with us. A long-time friend & tape-trader & compatriot of many of my closest friends in Europe & someone I respected, whether we were talkin' music or business or... I stayed with him on a number of occasions & also met up with him in the Netherlands, the UK & other parts of Germany over the years. He is sorely missed.

And the sweet. Pretty cool that as I was workin' on this I realised it was only 5 WEEKS after my first-ever Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen performance - 1973-07-20 in South Yarmouth, MA at the Cape Cod Coliseum with the Airmen sharing the bill with New Riders Of The Purple Sage & Clean Living. While I related this story in another Airmen upload, it's hard not to credit the Commander & friends as the first ones who really taught me to boogie. After a couple of 2 years of concert going in the early 70s, it was this band that really got me physically movin' & a shakin'. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yers truly, Knees

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