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
Hoboken, NJ

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+


1. Scorpio Rising
2. Just As the Tide Was a'Flowing
3. Grey Victory
4. G Suspended (early 'Poison in the Well')
5. Wasn't Born to Follow (Carole King cover) / Coldest Beer in Town
6. Back o' the Moon
7. Wildwood Flower (The Carter Family cover)
8. Can't Ignore the Train
9. Thompson's March
10. Angels of Stone
11. National Education Week
12. Daktari
13. Arbor Day
14. Johnny and Mary (Robert Palmer cover) / Don't Call Us
15. Cotton Alley
16. Among the Americans
17. Planned Obsolescence

This is a very late-era "Wishing Chair" recording, including four of the infamous "Lost
Songs" that had been intended for the band's next record.

This is one of the final live recordings that were made prior to John Lombardo leaving the band
(just 6 days later, on July 14). Strangely enough, at this show the band plays a unique
version of a Robert Palmer song, "Johnny and Mary" - an interesting coincidence, since John would
eventually go on to form his own band, called John & Mary.