Aadam Jacobs, Chicago taper

A Chicago hero – “For two decades, Aadam Jacobs has been talking his way into about 15 gigs a month, setting up his microphones and deck and taping the performances for his private collection.”

“My passion is really to document something that’s otherwise not being documented,” he says. “It’s more a desire to collect and archive this stuff. I’ll make copies for the band if they ask for it, but a lot of the time I’ll listen to something once and put it away for good.”

4 thoughts on “Aadam Jacobs, Chicago taper”

  1. Ah. I came across this story in the dead tree version of the Reader… Sounds like my kind of guy – I sometimes feel like if I don’t get one of our shows on MD, it didn’t happen, haha.

  2. Wow! I’m not certain, but this could be the guy who was taping Husker Du shows ALL the time at Cubby Bear, Exit and Metro back in 1983-1984…

  3. Yep, I’ve seen this guy always. It’s cool to know both his name AND his m.o. What I wouldn’t give to trawl through his archives…

    …and no, that’s not meant as a twisted sexual innuendo, you perverts!!! ;-)

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