Small combo guitar groups don't get much better than this. The Shitones are a surf-inspired band featuring Shigemi "Shig33" Komiyama on drums, Jennifer Burnes on bass, and Jim Thomas on guitar. The Shitones have been going strong for almost 10 years, performing weekly at the Beach Chalet for many years, and at the Sandbar prior to that. Jim Thomas, classically trained guitarist for the Mermen fronts this group. More interested in playing classic tunes from the golden age of surf music than the jamming psychedelic surf style of the Mermen this group is a lot of fun and must be great live.
Anyway here's a superbly recorded set with almost NO audience noise. A combo of old and new surf.
You can get ANOTHER great Shi-tones show here:
A big thanks to Xtabay for that show - and that fact that I "borrowed" some of his review since he said it better than me.
And thanks to the Shi-tones and the original taper for sharing this. Always cool when the bands let the fans participate. Support the bands, see them live and get their stuff.
Date: November 25, 2004
Venue: Park Chalet
Location: San Francisco, CA
Source: Schoeps MK8 Blumlein>KC5>CM6>Lunatec V3 (24/44.1)>Digigram VXPocket>Sony Vaio HD using SoundForge 5.0
Lineage: Wavelab 4.0 (normalized with Waves L2, dithered to 16-bit using Apogee UV22HR)>CDWav>Flac Frontend>.flac (no DAE)
Taped by: Steve Brown
Transferred by: Steve Brown
Theme From Endless Summer, Lost In The Shadows, Quiet Surf, Intro>Madagascar, Drume Negrita, Penetration, Krill Slippin', ?, Raglan, Diamond Head
Disc 2/Set 2
Harlem Nocturne, Apache, El Aguila, Pipeline, Sleepwalk, Jack The Ripper (with Tequila jam)*, 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be), Drums A GoGo, Scrambler, "That Neil Young Thing", Ghost Riders In The Sky, Black Mountain Rag, Bumblebee
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