10,000 Maniacs
Foreign Car Garage
814 West Ave
Buffalo, NY
May 12, 1984

Contrast clause: This is an upgrade from my original upload, found here (but presumably soon-to-be-deleted):

This version was obtained from The Trader's Den, September 2015. All credit goes to the original uploader.

Source info: 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, NR, normalization, splits & fades, conversion to 16/44.1, peak limiting) >
TLH (SBE fix, flac 8)

A very rare recording of the Maniacs before they were famous. Listed as Natalie Merchant's 30th show with the band.
Excellent sounding if a little hissy soundboard recording. I reduced the hiss slightly and lifted the bass a bit, but
for the most part left it as I got it.

01 Grey Victory
02 Poor De Chirico
03 The Latin One
04 Toy Helmet
05 Lilydale
06 National Education Week
07 Pit Viper
08 Just As the Tide was a'Flowing
09 Can't Ignore the Train
10 Scorpio Rising
11 Katrina's Fair
12 Tension
13 Death of Manolete
14 Among the Americans
15 Planned Obsolescence
16 Daktari

17 Arbor Day
18 John Sings Ska
19 My Mother the War


This is an excellent soundboard recording from the pre-"Wishing Chair" era, featuring
substantially different lyrics on many of the as-yet-unreleased "Wishing Chair" songs.

Track #4, "Toy Helmet", was also known as "Primitive Mentality" during the 1984 tour,
and would ultimately be recorded as b-side / bonus track "The Colonial Wing". Track
#18 is a song commonly referred to as "John Sings Ska", but I have no idea of that's an
unofficial fan-created title or not. The same song also appears on the Atlanta 1984
recording, using that same title.