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).


*2015 re-seed*

original upload by: Sharontunes

10,000 Maniacs
Laker Hall, SUNY Oswego
Oswego NY
Sunday 21 October 1990 1990-10-21
opener= John (Lombardo) and Mary (Ramsey)

Audience > ?? > cassette master > CDR > FLAC VIA EAC
Audio: B++

Disk 1: 76:19
01. "Jamestown, My Hometown" intro.
02. Maddox Table
03. Eat For Two
04. What's the Matter Here?
05. City of Angels
06. A Campfire Song
07. Headstrong
08. Cherry Tree
09. Dust Bowl
10. Everyone a Puzzle Lover
11. Cotton Alley
12. Gun Shy
13. Pour de Chirico
14. The Latin One
15. Scorpio Rising
16. Daktari
17. Like the Weather
18. Hey Jack Kerouac
19. Don't Talk

Disk 2: 56:27
01. (audience)
02. Trouble Me
03. Poison in the Well
04. Tension
05. Orange
06. My Mother the War
07. Planned Obsolescence
08. Where the Soul Never Dies (Natalie acapella)

opener=John (Lombardo) and Mary (Ramsey)
09. Piles of Dead Leaves
10. Rags of Flowers
11. Became Alone
12. July 6
13. The Open Window
14. The Azalea Festival
15. Red Wooden Beads


I was at this concert, and I remember being pleasantly surprised that John Lombardo was performing with the band. It was a thrill
to see them play such a large group of older songs - even though I knew they were supporting the "Hope Chest" (early recordings)
album, I would not have expected to see songs as obscure as "Daktari" and "Orange" performed live.

"My Mother the War" was a highlight - Robert Buck was able to create a frightening racket with his guitar, and the entire
song was played with great intensity. I believe Natalie sang some or all of the song while holding up a flag in front of her face -
it may have had a peace symbol printed on it, but I can't be sure.

"Planned Obsolescence" returned to a pre-1987 arrangement for this tour, which was a bit of a disappointment - the 1987-1989
versions of that song were best, in my opinion.

Thanks to the original taper and uploader, who also included John & Mary's opening set.