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).
July 4, 1989
(opening for the Grateful Dead)
Source: soundboard > ? > CD received in trade > tracks extracted using iTunes > Trader's Little Helper >
Sound quality: A
1. What's the Matter Here?
2. Eat For Two
3. A Campfire Song
4. Cherry Tree
5. City of Angels
6. Planned Obsolescence
7. Dust Bowl
8. Trouble Me
9. Gun Shy
10. Poison in the Well
11. Hey Jack Kerouac
12. You Happy Puppet
13. Like the Weather
15. Don't Talk
16. My Sister Rose
This is a high-quality soundboard recording of the band opening for the Grateful Dead in Buffalo. They don't play anything
particularly unusual, but it's a strong overall performance and I'm especially fond of this version of "Planned Obsolescence".
FYI, there's a brief glitch towards the end of "You Happy Puppet" - nothing too distracting, but worth mentioning anyway.