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).
State University of New York at Geneseo
March 13, 1989
Source: audience recording > ? > 1st generation cassette > recorded to hard drive > CoolEdit
(track separation) > burned to CD > tracks extracted using iTunes > Trader's Little Helper >
Sound quality: B+ / B
1. What's the Matter Here?
2. A Campfire Song
3. Poison in the Well
4. Eat For Two
5. Gun Shy
6. Please Forgive Us
7. My Sister Rose
8. You Happy Puppet
9. Trouble Me
10. Cherry Tree
1. Dust Bowl
2. Like the Weather
3. Don't Talk
4. Hey Jack Kerouac
5. The Lion's Share
6. The Painted Desert
8. Verdi Cries
9. Scorpio Rising
10. What's the Matter Here? (instrumental)
11. You Happy Puppet
11. The Painted Desert
This is the first 10,000 Maniacs concert that I ever attended, and this recording was made by one of my friends and is
a transfer from my first generation cassette. I tried recording this show as well, but security caught me during the second
song and confiscated my tape. No worries, though - my friend's recording was better than mine anyway.
This concert was part of the band's "Blind Man's Zoo" pre-tour (the album wasn't released until May 16), and Natalie actually
announces the album title for the first time at the end of "Dust Bowl". The show is almost entirely comprised of "In My Tribe"
and "B.M.Z." tracks, with the closing song "Scorpio Rising" being the only pre-"I.M.T." song of the night.
I can't remember how my friend got into the soundcheck, but he was able to record the band rehearsing three songs.
The sound quality of the soundcheck songs is noticably worse, and includes some loud and annoying chatter from someone standing
next to the taper.