10,000 Maniacs
The Old Main Inn
Fredonia, NY
October 7, 1982

16 bit version from the collection of chopper7

1st generation cassette transferred and mastered by }{eywood
Lineage: SBD > cass (M) > That's as:II 100 cassette (1) > Optimus SCT-57 playback deck > Adobe Audition 1.5 (recording at 24/96, speed correction, EQ, normalization, splits & fades, conversion to 16/44.1, peak limiting) > TLH (SBE fix, flac 8)

Another very rare recording of the Maniacs before they were famous. This is listed on Natalie Merchant's past gig timeline (http://www.nyx.net/~jhiguchi/natalie.html) as being the band's 5th gig. It is a single 100 minuite tape and only contains a fraction of the 2nd set.

Some song titles were listed on the tape, others I researched, but between Natalie's phony Jamaican accent and her usual mushmouth I can't make out enough of the lyrics to find the song titles through a lyric search. A definitive songlist from a more dedicated fan than myself would be much appreciated. The tracks have been left without titles, but the known titles are listed below.

Many places on the tape one channel or the other, usually the right, went dead now and then. These spots have been converted to mono using the remaining channel. The tape has a very pinched noise reduced sound to it, but no NR was used in the mastering. This is how the cassette sounds.

1. The Latin One
2. Katrina's Fair
3. Poppy Selling Man
4. Pour de Chirico
5. Rum and Coca Cola
6. Magnificent Seven Medley (includes some of The Clash's "Magnificent Seven", plus a handful of other odds & ends that I can't identify)
7. Eli Eli
8. Anthem For Doomed Youth
9. Guns of Brixton (The Clash cover)
10. Tension
11. unknown instrumental
12. Toy Helmet (early "The Colonial Wing")
13. She's Lost Control (Joy Division cover)
14. Burning Airlines Gives You So Much More (Brian Eno cover)
15. Among the Americans
16. Planned Obsolescence
17. One Love
18. National Education Week
19. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
20. The Death of Manolette
21. In Every Dream Home a Heartache (Roxy Music cover)