10,000 Maniacs' "The Wishing Chair" L.P. will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year
(original release date - September 23, 1985). Since it seems apparent that the Maniacs
are not being given the remaster / bonus tracks / box set treatment that they so richly
deserve, I've decided to upload all of my 70+ live and rare 10,000 Maniacs recordings
during the coming weeks. Although many of these recordings will be re-seeds of previous
Dime torrents, a substantial number have never appeared on the Dime (and many others
haven't been shared since the Dime's previous incarnation as "easytree.org" circa 2005).


10,000 Maniacs
San Francisco, Ca

Source: audience recording > ? > cassette received in trade > recorded to hard drive >
CoolEdit (track separation) > burned to CD > tracks extracted using iTunes > Trader's
Little Helper > you

Sound quality: B / B+


Disc 1:

1. Maddox Table
2. Grey Victory
3. Just As the Tide Was a'Flowing
4. G Suspended (early 'Poison in the Well')
5. Back o' the Moon
6. Everyone a Puzzle Lover
7. Lilydale
8. Wildwood Flower
9. Can't Ignore the Train
10. Scorpio Rising

Disc 2:

1. Thompson's March
2. Angels of Stone
3. Pit Viper
4. Daktari
5. The Wind, The Wind (traditional song - Natalie acapella)
6. My Mother the War
7. Wheel of Fortune, aka Dublin City (traditional song - Natalie acapella)
8. Wasn't Born to Follow (Carole King cover)
9. Among the Americans
10. Cotton Alley
11. Planned Obsolescence
12. Arbor Day

This is an average audience recording from the "Wishing Chair" tour. It includes several songs
that would later turn up on the "Lost Songs" demo, including "G Suspended", "Thompson's March",
and "Angels of Stone".

Most noteworthy is the cover of Carole King's "Wasn't Born to Follow", played at breakneck
speed. Unfortunately the band only performed this song a handful of times, and this is one of
only three recordings in my collection (a slightly better version was played in Portland a few
days later, and then again in New York City in July 1986).