wake up and "B" happy
(52 times, or more)
with the
Orpheum Theater
Boston, Mass. U.S.A.
April 24, 1982
performance quality: A- (a hot show, I think)
recording quality: B
source: 1st generation audience tape
Sony 310 cassette deck (auto-level, built in stereo mikes) >
Maxell XLII 90 min. master cassette > my cassette (same) >
soundforge 4.5 (WAV) > FLAC 6 > torrentially yours.
runtime: 69:03
1: (a few seconds of recorded music >) party out of bounds
2: give me back my man
3: featherless wing thing
4: cake
5: lava
6: loveland
7: mesopotamia
8: planet claire
9: 6060842
10: throw that beat in the garbage can
11:dance this mess around
12: 52 girls
13: encore 1 nip it in the bud
14: encore 2 rock lobster
15: encore 3: private Idaho
a purple moon production 1984
remastered for post on the dime by glasnostrd19 on April 4, 2008.
Not a "high fi" recording but it's a pretty good one otherwise, taper was
pretty close up, clear path between mikes and speakers, everybody comes through well.
The B's were feeling nice for this show (seems they usually do in concert here)
and put on a very lively, upbeat performance of a whole bee's nest full of my favorite
B's hits. I don't think I have some of these on any of my other (few) '84 or earlier shows
of theirs. In case anyone thinks Boston didn't know/care much about this southern
band (Georgia area) in 1982, think again, they loved it, and with good reason.
This recording got a new transfer for this posting, because it sounds better than
I remembered in 1st transfer, and I remembered it being a fine show. I think there will
be quite an interest in this, especially since the B-52's are on tour again in 2008.
I like almost all I've heard of 79-84 B-52's and will have a third show to share later
(the 1st is already posted- Boston 79 and New Haven 81.), from 84 in Worcester. The
quality of that is the least of the 3 which would make this the "mama bear' of the 3.
(the 79 one is from FM broadcast, about 40 min. of that in there).
I know there's both a song and even a band called "Dr. Feelgood", but if you ask me
who is on top for "feel-good" music, I can think of a few perhaps not mentioned before
in same sentence. Carlos Santana (and band), Mahavishnu Orch (w/Cobham), Les McCann and
Larry Coryell in the early 70's (not together), John Coltrane before that, and in the
80's, I put this band on top, at least for pop bands. The B-52's play cheery, dancy, get
on your feet and like it music. They're still "alternative" after 30 years or so.
I've heard of some very bizarre twin bills. Orleans opening for RTF. Steppenwolf and
Gentle Giant opening up for Peter Do you Feel like we do for half an hour and over half
your friggin concert Frampton (I did NOT feel like he did in that one) and Golden Earring
opening for King Crimson and Maha. Apocalypse. But the B-52's were the opener of the most
appropriate twin bill of a rock/pop concert I've heard of in decades, opening for Talking Heads.
Both bands liked that deal a whole lot, as did the audience for 2 sold out to the gills shows
at Berklee P.C. in Aug. 79. I don't know who (if anyone) opened this concert, but the B's
headlined this time and played liked they deserved headline billing too. Maybe my favorite B's
live recording (along with the 79 Boston FM). I think this is the full show, unfortunately there's
not nearly enough early B's out there, so I'm doing what I can about it. It's all good,
but I like the early stuff best. (seems I say that alot.)
do not sell this recording.
Trade freely, losslessly and gaplessly.