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
McLane Center
Alfred University
Alfred, N.Y.
December 17, 1989
*Bump the Dump* benefit concert / final concert of the "Blind Man's Zoo" tour

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 >

Sound quality: C+


Disc 1:

1. Poison in the Well
2. What's the Matter Here?
3. City of Angels
4. Gun Shy
5. Cherry Tree
6. The Lion's Share
7. The Painted Desert
8. Dust Bowl
9. Trouble Me

Disc 2:
1. Planned Obsolescence
2. Lilydale
3. Please Forgive Us
4. Don't Talk
5. Go Song Go (unreleased instrumental)
6. My Sister Rose
7. These Days (Jackson Browne cover - fragment, Natalie solo)
8. Verdi Cries / band thanks and end-of-tour comments
9. By the Time We Say Goodbye


This was my second time seeing 10,000 Maniacs play live. Coincidentally the first show, at SUNY Geneseo (uploaded separately),
was the first time that the "Blind Man's Zoo" title was announced, and this show happened to be the final show of the "B.M.Z." tour,
This show was billed as a "Bump the Dump" benefit to protest plans to build a low-level nuclear waste dump in Allegheny County (NY).

At the time of this show I was particularly obsessed with "Planned Obsolescence", and I was extremely happy to hear it played live.
Also notable were the performances of b-side "By the Time We Say Goodbye" and the future b-side "These Days" (a Jackson Browne cover).
Last but not least, I believe that this is the final live performance of the unreleased original instrumental "Go Song Go". If
that song was ever performed in 1990 or beyond, I'm certainly unaware of it.