abechap024

Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« on: July 06, 2010, 07:01:42 PM »
Hi,
this is probably a shot in the dark, but if any forum can produce results I would be on this one.
I am a huge fan of THE WHO: LIVE at LEEDS and hear that the actual space were that was preformed is still standing. Its the Refectory (sp?) at Leeds university. How cool would it be if someone could get a IR of that space? I know it wouldn't make a record instantly sound like the awesomeness of Live at Leeds. but if the right person is game - - - why not?
Thanks,
AC
AC Sound - some DIY circuitboards


SSLtech

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2010, 08:34:42 PM »
I'm in contact with a couple of the faculty at Leeds College of music; I'm sure that one of them would know...

Keith
"A waist is a terrible thing to mind"
Quote from: PRR
Ah, but that was 1999; we don't party like that any more.

EmRR

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2010, 10:33:46 PM »
Do it!!!!
Best,

Doug Williams
Electromagnetic Radiation Recorders

"I think this can be better. Some kind of control that's intuitive, not complicated like a single knob" - Crusty

"Back when everything sounde

0dbfs

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010, 11:46:55 AM »
There ain't no cure for...

My kid's got it and is giving it to me!

An IR just might get us back on track.

Best,
j
Music is everything!
Audio is everything else!

12volts

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2010, 01:55:48 PM »
I'll piss you right off. I live in Leeds. In the late 60's, early 70's Leeds Uni. attracted all the big acts.
I was there for the WHO Live at Leeds recording. Don't let nostalgia cloud your vision. The refectory holds 3500 maximum,
the acoustics are of a, well... refectory. The sound recording was a F*****g disaster with gear constantly breaking down.

I could keep you entertained for hours with tales of the gigs and characters there. Yes, I'm old.


Frank

sahib

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2010, 02:11:10 PM »

Everybody has a different taste but my all time best rock song is We Won't Get Fooled Again. Each time I listen to it I get a shiver on my back. I am a huge fan of The Who.

12volts

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2010, 02:53:36 PM »
Cemal, may I recommend the album 'Then and Now' 1964 to 2004 just as a reminder as to how good the band were/are.
Interesting to hear how recording technique progressed through the years too.


Frank

12volts

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2010, 03:10:14 PM »
Let me explain something. Refectory = Canteen.

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2010, 04:23:36 PM »
My wife got her masters from Leeds in the early 90's.  She regrets having shown up for the Who gig about 20 years too late.  I regret that she didn't take an impulse of the room while she was there.  ;)

I still think that is my favorite live album ever, and I am only a casual Who fan.  Something magic happened on that day...

I said a young man...ain't got nothin' in the word these dayayayayas.....

abechap024

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2010, 09:55:59 PM »
That Album pushed me down the crazy path to the world of audio...a freshman in high school I couldn't figure out why that album sounded so Raw and Amazing. I still remember the first time I put on that CD(and for me thats something)and from the 4 notes of John Entwistles' bass before the start of Heaven and Hell and I was hooked.
Magic - it is.'
then I got it on LP and it sounded even better :D
12volt - that is amazing you were there! What an experience! something little punks like me will never get to witness. Any insight on that night would be very interesting.
AC Sound - some DIY circuitboards


sahib

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2010, 05:14:23 AM »
Cemal, may I recommend the album 'Then and Now' 1964 to 2004 just as a reminder as to how good the band were/are.
Interesting to hear how recording technique progressed through the years too.

Frank


Frank,

I've had it since it came out. Great compilation and I highly recommend it too. Incdentally, I bet not many people noticed something inside the CD cover. If you didn't either then open it up and read the obscured road sign on the right hand side immediately behind the amp.

However, since you've mentioned I got it out this morning and put it on on the way to work. I did not even do my usual short-cut and drove straight into the traffic. I was only too happy to get stuck at the lights and blast my ears with "We Won't Get Fooled Again".

strangeandbouncy

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2010, 05:38:03 AM »



 fwiw, Someone told me that there was a LOT of overdubbing after the live recording . . . .
. . . . RUH ROH . . . . .

12volts

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2010, 07:39:17 AM »

Frank,

I've had it since it came out. Great compilation and I highly recommend it too. Incdentally, I bet not many people noticed something inside the CD cover. If you didn't either then open it up and read the obscured road sign on the right hand side immediately behind the amp.

However, since you've mentioned I got it out this morning and put it on on the way to work. I did not even do my usual short-cut and drove straight into the traffic. I was only too happy to get stuck at the lights and blast my ears with "We Won't Get Fooled Again".
[/quote]



'Townsend Road' :O)

SSLtech

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2010, 09:58:38 AM »
From an acquaintance of mine who is familiar with the place:

Here's a picture of the refectory about the time of the original recording:



-Apparently it's changed quite a lot in the last couple of years, and now it looks like this:



The glass on the balconies -and presumably the addition of the acoustic ceiling- apparently will have made the sound rather different, so I'm not sure an impulse sweep will bring much 'magic', -though it might make people feel better!

Keef
"A waist is a terrible thing to mind"
Quote from: PRR
Ah, but that was 1999; we don't party like that any more.

12volts

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2010, 12:07:05 PM »
Good grief, I haven't been there for years. :O(
The first picture must have been taken from the 'cross balcony', that was where most bands had
their mixing desks. The area was 'verboten' until Elton Johns 'Rocket Man' tour..... audience was allowed
on the upper floor, at the sides, but not on the cross balcony. Obviously to improve revenue.

Oh the memories!!



Frank
 

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2010, 12:37:18 PM »
That photo from the early years says it all.  Look at the size of the stage and look about how much is covered by Marshall 4x12's (sitting right next to the PA speakers).  I wonder how many of those heads are Marshall Majors.  Now THAT'S rock!

I had a guy at the last NY Amp show go on about how loud the Vox AC15 reissue was, and that he couldn't even turn it up to 10, even when playing with a drummer.  I thought to myself that someone needs to take the chopsticks away from the drummer and give him drumsticks.

12volts

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2010, 01:03:30 PM »
Just a memory, the huge bars were off to the left of the picture. Anyone remember the name of the guy who had Golden
retriever (the dogs name was Plato) that drank pints of 'Newkie'? (Newcastle Brown Ale)
I remember in one of the bars an upright piano. My mate Ian Shaw used to do a turn now and again. The piano didn't
have the honky tonk 'feel' to it, so one day we put drawing pins into all the hammers. Job sorted. ...
« Last Edit: July 08, 2010, 01:19:21 PM by 12volts »

abechap024

Re: Anyone have Access to LEEDs university...?
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2010, 02:39:05 PM »
Well since it looks like the Irs are out... how about the recipe for Jazz sage chicken? I heard it was quite good back then...
 ;)
AC Sound - some DIY circuitboards


 

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