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).
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
Kansas City, MO
December 3, 1992
Source: SB > ? > CD received in trade > extracted using iTunes > Audacity (removal of silent gaps
between tracks > FLAC
Sound quality: A-
1. These Are Days
2. What's the Matter Here?
3. Cherry Tree
4. You Happy Puppet
5. Stockton Gala Days
6. Trouble Me
8. How You've Grown
9. Noah's Dove
11. Eat For Two
12. Poison in the Well
13. Grey Victory (acapella fragment)
14. If You Intend
15. Everyday is Like Sunday
16. Candy Everybody Wants
17. Few and Far Between
18. Hey Jack Kerouac
Although this is a soundboard-sourced recording, I do not believe that this one originated from the same source as many
of the other 1992/1993 leaked soundboards. This show has lesser sound quality than the others, and it also excludes the
encores (with the likely exception of "Everyday is Like Sunday", which I believe was performed during the encores but was
inexplicably moved into a new position on this recording).
My copy of this show came with 2-second silent gaps between each track. I've removed them using Audacity, but even after
doing so it's obvious that there were other edits made before the show ever reached me. Specifically, there are clear
edits between most songs, which may be nothing more than an unsophisticated and poorly-executed removal of audience noise
between tracks. I considered cross-fading each track into the next, but ultimately I decided to leave it as-is - apologies
for the rough transitions.
It's unfortunate that the encores are missing from this recording, because that was typically when the 1992/1993 Maniacs
shows deviated from "greatest hits" territory and became more interesting. Again, I think "Everyday is Like Sunday" is
probably from the encores (I've never seen it in the main set before), but I can't be certain.