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Jeff Mangum: Starlight Crypt
May 29, 2009 11:23 AM   Subscribe

In 1997, reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel mastermind Jeff Mangum performed a now-legendary set at Athens, Ga. coffee shop Jittery Joe's. One week only on Previously 1 2 3

In the Aeroplane Over The Sea: Pitchfork review (10.0)

- 14 song playlist
- Holland, 1945, live 10-14-97
- Song against Sex, live 4-12-98
posted by msalt (19 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

Finding a bootleg of this show on Napster my sophomore year briefly made me very popular in certain circles. I still think this is the best version of Gardenhead. Makes for interesting little harmonic touches when you sing this version over the album version.
posted by penduluum at 11:29 AM on May 29, 2009

For what it's worth, this video is also available as the "enhanced content" on Orange Twin's release of this show, which appears to still be in print.

So you should buy it. Because it's good.
posted by god hates math at 11:41 AM on May 29, 2009

That damn kid, though!!!
posted by mr_roboto at 11:53 AM on May 29, 2009

It's obviously awesome but the video doesn't add much to the recordings without visuals, IMO.
posted by ORthey at 12:06 PM on May 29, 2009

Huh, I used to study at that Jittery Joe's and didn't even know people played live music there. Then again, every establishment in Athens does so I should have known better.
posted by jmd82 at 12:36 PM on May 29, 2009

Damn I had no idea he was this good live.

Fuck, fuck damn shit hell ass fuck.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:01 PM on May 29, 2009

posted by Flashman at 3:47 PM on May 29, 2009

posted by tapesonthefloor at 5:00 PM on May 29, 2009

I had no idea there was video of this. Righteous.
posted by saul wright at 5:43 PM on May 29, 2009

"Up and on we go, this is the part of the song where I didn't write any lyrics, I will shout until they know what I mean."

It's worth it just for this.
posted by A dead Quaker at 6:21 PM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]

video to this was news to me as well.
thank you for it!
posted by Busithoth at 7:58 PM on May 29, 2009

Huh. I own the Orange Twin released CD but had no idea there was video either.
posted by ijoshua at 8:36 PM on May 29, 2009

Man, with Signal Morning finally announced (Circulatory System's long awaited second album) and now this, it is a fine time for Elephant 6. (Schneider's E6 guitar is pretty fucking sweet too).

Potential new Olivia's album?! Oh hell yeah! I mean, I'm sure it'll be some time in the making, but, shit, that is some wonderful news.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 9:07 PM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]

Also totally forgot that this is on the Orange Twin CD... I think it's a good time to go back to one evening in 1945.

Thanks for this.
posted by drpynchon at 10:04 PM on May 29, 2009

That damn kid, though!!!

I know, is that his kid, or what? Very annoying.
posted by lunasol at 10:19 PM on May 29, 2009

For I am an engine, and I'm rolling on.
posted by unknowncommand at 12:21 AM on May 30, 2009

Huh.. the back of my head is in the hold steady video below this video..
posted by xorry at 5:58 AM on May 30, 2009

The man can hold a note.
posted by captain cosine at 11:14 AM on May 30, 2009

oh man, I just shit myself thinking about that new circulatory system cd.
posted by saul wright at 5:28 PM on May 30, 2009

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