Monday, September 19, 2011

AUDIO: Penfold Reunion at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ 9.17.11

I came across Penfold sometime in the late 1990's during my drunken college years. It was a demo tape that I played the hell out of. From there, the band released one of my favorite records of that era (possibly ever), called "Amateurs and Professionals." I was a disc jockey at WPSC, the radio station at William Paterson University and we gave the album a great deal of spins. I saw Penfold a couple of times but I don't really recall seeing a complete set. It's a shame too because, for a local-ish band, I really considered the songs to be on par with some of the best stuff national acts were releasing. The band put out another album and over the years, after they broke up, the songs aged gracefully. Needless to say, I was very excited to hear about a reunion show. I was expecting, maybe a 45 minute or hour long set. Maybe 8 or 9 songs. As you can see below, I got more than I bargained for. It was a pleasure to relive and I'm overjoyed to have captured it on tape.

As far as the pictures go, please believe me when I say the audio came out much better than the photos did.

Penfold Reunion: Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ 9.17.11

"Intro/Chapter 2"
"Traveling Theory"
"Sea Of Crisis"
"The Sound Of Jazz"
"Fate, Coincidence and An Encounter"
"The Secret Nine"
"Kissing the Nightmare"
"Our First Taste of Escape"
"Amateur Standing"
Encore Break
"I'll Take You Everywhere"

"Our First Taste Of Escape"