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March 11, 1973

Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada



Transcribed by Phil Salathe

Read a theory about the origin of 'Yeeshkul' by Mike McInnis.


Cuts into intro to Echoes.

Applause and cheering soon after drums enter.

Crowd cheers a bit after first/at start of second seagull noise.

Right of taper: Yeah! Yeah! [...]

Left: Woo-hoo!

Cheering a bit into post-seagull section.

After Echoes: Crowd cheers. Then someone says something that sounds like "Give 'em a boost!" Then there are two very loud belches into the [taper's] mic, between which Dave or Roger says "Thank you." Then someone near the taper says "Say Pink Floyd! Say Pink Floyd!" and the same guy, I think, that belched says "Pink Floyd!" with a thick, possibly Eastern European accent. For this and other reasons, I think the crowd around the taper is probably a bunch of college students with some foreign student they've brought with them, and they're occasionally having a bit of fun at his expense.

Tuning, chatter; then laughter near taper, and someone says something that sounds like "Yeesh kaller" or "Yeeshkul" a couple times, then a few moments later shouts it -- "Yeeshkul!" Anyone know what this word, often reappearing on this tape, might be?

Low chatter to left of taper during tuning.

Male voice: No, no. Doesn't matter. Doesn't matter.

MV2: Larry? Larry?

MV: [I'll give him the best idea.]

MV: (laughs) How close is he? I know, he's right there! [He's a] bastard, he's right there. [For real?] Is he taping?

MV3: Yeah.

MV4: Turn that off, you're wasting it!

Tape cuts into intro to OBC. After OBC, applause.

Dave: Thank you.

Tuning, loud whistle into mic.

Tape cuts into intro to StCftHotS.

Cheering.

Near taper: Break the hammer again!

MV: Ah, look at it.

Applause and screaming when they recognize the song.

MV: Thank you, Roger!!

applause at song's climax. Applause a couple minutes into middle section. Applause at end..

MV on right: Yeah!

MV on left: Holy shit...oh, fuck! Ha ha!

"Yeeshkul" guy says, surprisingly enough, "Yeeshkul!"

MVoL: All right, all right, all right!!! Bravo!

Roger: Thank you.

Quiets down, guy to left of taper says something like "I'm sorry, I called you the Pink Floyd beast."

Tape cuts into intro to CWTAE.

Man near taper: He's sitting [in the green], you know?

Another guy: Shhhhh.

MnT: Oh.

Crowd applauds; scream of joy near taper on recognizing the song. "Yeeshkul" during intro, quietly, yet again.

Some of Rog's whispers are nearly decipherable -- something about breathing, choking, and of course, being careful.

Loud scream, crowd goes _wild_, near tapers.

MV: Whooooaaaaa! Holy SHIT!

"Yeeshkul!"

Applause at end.

Roger: We're gonna take a break and then come back and do another set.

Voice near taper: "Say Pink Floyd! Say Pink Floyd!" and, again, "Pink Floyd" is said with a loud accent, followed by a loud belch..

Male voice near taper: Are you gonna watch?

Tape cuts to tuning.

Yeeshkul guy: YEESH-kul.

Tape cuts to Speak to Me intro.

Guy in left channel talking about who's responsible for John, and for Tony, and for the ambulance on Sundays.

Sound effects tape accidentally stops at the second "I've been mad for fucking y--". The tape is restarted within 2 seconds or so. In the interval someone shouts "Fuckin' right!" and a couple people laugh..

Male voice near taper: [Allons, poussons]*, you're taking up my [...] *(in terrible accent.)

Breathe, then On the Run. Roger audibly tuning. Fairly sparse On the Run, more spare than usual. A little mic movement. Then at very end, someone shouts "Bravo!" and the crowd starts to applaud, but the "Time" clocks interrupt them..

Guy to left of taper says "Dark side of the moon!" during clock intro to Time.

Great Gig: during end, someone near taper asks, sounding annoyed, "What do you think of that[...], boy?" and "Who got you drunk?".

Crowd cheers cash-register noises, applauds end of Money.

Small cut early in ACYL on my copy.

Applause at start of BD.

Tentative applause at end of Eclipse over bells, dies out somewhat, then:

Roger: Good night...thank you.

Dave: Thank you.

Enthusiastic applause, voices near taper shout "More! More! More!" and, of course, "Yeeshkul!"

Cuts to tuning; voices shout songs to play and the like.

Voice by taper: Machine Gun. (laughs.)

Farther away: Pink Floyd!

VbT: Woooo!

Nearer: Astronomy Domine!

Near taper: Yeeshkul. When you're fixed...when you're fixed, it's yeeshkul. (laughs.)

Couple bursts of cheering during wind intro to OoTD. Dave plays country-style lick in jest. After first bass hit, cheering, shouts of "Yeah! All right!" to left of taper. When lick starts up, lots of cheers, same guy shouts "Rock and roll, man! Wooooo!" Crowd doesn't really clap with OoTD. Voice comes in at a slightly different place than usual, so band takes a second or two longer than usual to come in after it. Afterward, applause.

Voices: Yeah! Yeeshkul!

Roger: Take care and see you again.

Dave: See you.

Roger: Thanks. Good night.

Tape cuts.


The Origin of Yeeshkul

From Mike McInnis:

Phil's transcript says (in part):

Then someone near the taper says "Say Pink Floyd! Say Pink Floyd!" and the same guy, I think, that belched says "Pink Floyd!" with a thick, possibly Eastern European accent. For this and other reasons, I think the crowd around the taper is probably a bunch of college students with some foreign student they've brought with them, and they're occasionally having a bit of fun at his expense.

Tuning, chatter; then laughter near taper, and someone says something that sounds like "Yeesh kaller" or "Yeeshkul" a couple times, then a few moments later shouts it -- "Yeeshkul!" Anyone know what this word, often reappearing on this tape, might be?

Well, it's a long story, but I have a tape of an amateur (and amateurish) Norwegian band playing a Led Zep medley. They have a false start, after which everyone laughs, and someone says loudly "Yeeshkul" once or twice. I never thought much about it (as I don't speak Norwegian), until seeing the above. It is possible that the "Eastern European accent" that Phil hears is really Norwegian, and that "Yeeshkul" is Norwegian for, "Hey, that's cool!" or "Get that thing in tune!" or "Stop making fun of me,asshole!" or something?