The B-52's
the early years
Berklee Performance Center
Boston, Mass. U.S.A.
August 24, 1979
(opener for Talking Heads!)
their set has been posted a few times from pre-FM source
runtime: 40:16
and Toad's Place
New Haven, Ct. U.S.A.
1981 (1st 7 songs only, exact date unknown)
runtime: 35:43
total runtime: 75:59
performance quality: A (Both Very strong shows)
recording quality/source: Boston A (master FM tape Maxell XLII-S)
New Haven B (1st gen. aud tape Maxell XLII)
each of these played on Naka. 125 into soundforge 4.5 > FLAC 6 > torrentially yours.
setlist: Boston (complete WBCN recorded broadcast)
1: 52 girls
2: 6060842
3: lava
4: private idaho
5: the devil's in my car
6: dance this mess around
7: running around
8: rock lobster
9: encore: strobe light

New Haven Ct. 1981
10: song for a future generation
11: strobe light
12: give me back my man
13: planet Claire
14: butterbean
15: queen of Las Vegas
16: whammy kiss
Both these sets were posted once before in 2008, with paltry setlist and probably no samples.
These are my 2 earliest recordings of the B-52's in concert. They're a fun live band
and never better than in the late 70's and early 80's, so I've put together these 2 short
sets into one torrent even though one is an FM and the other is an aud. The 79 is a complete
broadcast, don't know if it was a complete set. Probably was, since it was an opener set
for Talking Heads. I was going to seed both of those together since both of mine are very
nice sound quality, but a sbd of the Talking Heads show was seeded previously here on dime
with exc. quality. I haven't seen the B-52's set yet here on dime, until this was first posted
in 2008 and it was a very good show, from a clean FM master cassette of the second re-broadcast
which was not hacked up like the 1st one with untimely abrupt commercial interruptions. This
is the same FLAC files ats the 1st post, only the titles have been changed now that the setlist
is complete for both these sets. thus the info. file, fpts and md5 are different, and also gone
is the graphicly confusing torrent title of "b527981". (Folks, do NOT try this at home.)
plenty of enthusiasm and energy, probably one of the first times they had been broadcasted live
(this was recorded and broadcasted later, one of 2 shows, don't know which one). I've filled
out this disc with an incomplete 1st gen. aud from 1981 that's also full of enthusiasm and
fresh performance. I'm happy to hear more from them too, 84 or before, basically, is prime
time for the B's if you ask me, probably starting right around this time, which was around the
time their 1st (yellow-covered "B-52's") album came out. This one remains one of my favorites
of theirs and you get some nice versions of those songs and more in here. I think anyone who
likes the B-52's will enjoy hearing this. It's the 1st time I've ever reseeded either of these.
The Boston tape is my master, the N.H. 81 is with thanks to fzmoi69 who supplied me a 1st gen.
cassette copy. It only has the 1st 7 songs of the show, but seven is better than none. this
whammy kiss is complete (unlike all too often in real life, if not before that point.)
Do not sell this recording.
Trade freely, losslessly and gaplessly.