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).
Title: 10,000 Maniacs - Lilac Festival Main Stage, Highland Park, Rochester NY, May 15 2010 AUD
Size: 408.23 MB
Uploaded by: gregrypeckry
10,000 Maniacs (with John Lombardo)
Lilac Festival Main Stage
May 15, 2010
Sound quality: A-
2. What's the Matter Here?
4. Like the Weather
5. Candy Everybody Wants
7. Trouble Me
9. Can't Ignore the Train
13. More Than This (Roxy Music cover)
15. Love Among the Ruins
17. Just Like Heaven (The Cure cover) / Stockton Gala Days (with long instrumental intro.)
18. The Song of Wandering Aengus / Because the Night (Patti Smith cover) / Rainy Day
20. These Are Days
22. Hey Jack Kerouac
23. My Sister Rose
24. talk / goodbye
Notes (2015 re-seed):
This was the first 10,000 Maniacs concert I had attended since 2004. Around the time Natalie left the band I had been
annoyed by seeing them play a largely "greatest hits" set, but I must be getting old because I enjoyed this one thoroughly.
John Lombardo performed with the band at this show, and they played a healthy mix of songs from "The Wishing Chair" onward.
The cover of "Just Like Heaven" was a pleasant surprise - more nostalgia for 1980s "college rock", I guess. Also, I
appreciated their choices of "Eden" and "Stockton Gala Days" as relatively unpredictable choices from "Our Time in Eden".
The original upload included multiple songs tracked as one (specifically tracks 17 and 18), and I decided not to split them.
Feel free to alter them as you see fit.
Description (original 2010 upload)
A rather cold and grey day for this one, lots of chatterers, typical big rock concert
crowd (and I'm getting too old to want withstand this environment!) but, having been a
fan of the group since 1984, I just had to go and document this one.
I wasn't the only one recording this; Thundergod was standing next to me, and he was
using an Edirol deck...this recording is from my Zoom H2...I suspect that he will be
upping his version on here shortly, but just for everyone's info, we were both standing
about 20 feet from the stage, very near the center between the stacks...there was another
fellow I know recording from just behind the soundboard, using an elevated Mic stand..
Thundergod's version is already over at The Trader's Den if anyone wants to get both
versions immediately, otherwise ENJOY!