Magnolia Electric Co. – Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (Live)


A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I lived in Charlottesville, VA.  One of the best venues in town was the basement of a sushi restaurant in a strip mall called Tokyo Rose.  I saw Magnolia Electric Co. there in October 2004, where they played this little gem as the finale for their main set.  This is a soundboard recording, but at least two of the eight inputs were not functional (what do you want from a sushi restaurant?).  The guitars were recorded indirectly through the other mikes.  EQ tinkering has made up for some of the sound problems, and it actually sounds OK now, if a little quiet.

Incidentally, I just want to say that Jason Molina and the rest of the band are some cool cats and very interesting to talk to — ask Jason about the antiquities he finds on his property in Indiana some time! — and if they read this, I know they get weirdly low turnouts in the Deep South, but there are folks down here who love to see them play.

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