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Episode 72: Bangor & SPAC (2013)


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Hey everyone! Type II Cast is back and in full swing with Summer Tour 2013. To kick off the new season, we have veteran guests of the show Charles Dirksen and Dave Calarco. The three of us review Bangor through SPAC 3 and, as should be no surprise, we were pleasantly content with the first four shows of tour. The new sound, new lights, and new stage set-up really have made a difference and infused some phresh air into the band’s 30th year. OF COURSE, we brought you the best clips to highlight our commentary, as only Type II Cast can do. So sit back, relax, and grab a smoke as we take you back on tour with us through the first four shows of 2013.

Thanks for listening,

- Steve

Show Notes:

Episode 72

Title: Bangor > SPAC (2013)

Date: 07/11/2013

Host / Producer: Stephen Olker

Guests: Dave Calarco & Charlie Dirksen

Run Time: 1:38:01

File Size: 122.6 mb

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8 thoughts on “Episode 72: Bangor & SPAC (2013)

  1. The “buzz” sound Mike has is the Akai sb1 Deep Impact. He got a Mark Bass synth last MSG run also which brings the bass bombs.

  2. Bangor soundcheck link found in this thread . . .


  3. Thanks again for a great show. I was surprised that no one mentioned Page’s stint with the Meter Men this spring as a possible catalyst for his inspired playing this tour. Sitting in for Art Neville with the other 3 original Meters… the words “School of Funk” come to mind.

  4. I was glad to hear that I was not alone in my thoughts about the Antelope breakout in Bangor. It was nothing incredibly special but it was nice to hear that they were in a comfort zone to break out into that major dominant, highly melodic piece. I heard a lot of others just pass it over as a typical Antelope in other reviews but it was nice to hear, especially in the second set of the tour.

  5. DAVE FINALLY was able to get his point across that even within a structured piece, the simple nuanced exploration is VERY nice and makes you want to listen more closely to something that you may typically just take for granted as another verse from another tune that we all have heard a thousand times! I totally agree and feel that this is a better example of this than the last two years. Trey was never HORRIBLY flat or sharp in his transitions using the digitech. In my opinion, tt worked well as they were ascending into a more energetic set of phrases. I play one myself and it is incredibly tough to use that effect in the manner that Trey does use it. In regards to the reference to Pink Floyd, that was an actual Whammy Bar as is typically used.

  6. Clips:
    1) Golden Age – 10:25 – 12:35
    2) Antelope – 06:15 – 8:30

    3) Light 09:00 – 12:45
    4) 46 Days > Steam 07:30 – 00:15
    5) Steam 07:30 > 08:00
    6) Drowned 07:35 – 10:30

    7) Split 08:25 – 11:02
    8) Carini 07:00 – 10:00

    9) DWD 12:00 – 14:30
    10) Ghost 07:00 -10:00
    11) Piper 06:45 – 08:15 (outro)

  7. Fantastic Episode–great to have timely tour reports & the guests really really worked well together on this episode. Great commentary, excellent clip selection, and just a ton to love about this episode.

  8. Really interesting podcast. I’ll have to listen more often.

    I have to say, I’m mildly in awe of CD’s powers of concentration. I was struck by the comment that, even when Trey is doing the slide whistle (giving the whale a break), it’s possible to focus on other bandmembers who are really in the zone.

    I wish I could do that. I really do.

    I just find it awful to hear. I find Trey’s pitch shifting to be fingernails on chalkboard 99% of the time, and even the 1% of the time when it works, it only kind of works.

    I can see the love for SPAC, because the band is doing some great things. But Trey’s playing just kills it. In a bad way.

    I try to focus on the good, as CD mentions, but it doesn’t work. To use a crude analogy, consider SPAC as a world class chamber orchestra. Ignoring Trey during that run, for me, would be like saying “You know, that second violinist was so dialed in on Saturday that I barely noticed the conductor at the front of the stage, farting into a megaphone.”

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