1985-11-06 Berkeley, California Berkeley Square (M2-SBD)
01. ...? (last 1&1/2 minutes only)
02. Shark Pretty
03. Never Mind
04. Curse Of The Frontier Land
05. The Only Lesson Learned
06. Baker Street
08. Waltz The Halls Always
09. Where You Going Northern? ->
10. Real Nighttime
11. Rayon Drive
12. Couldn't I Just Tell You
13. ...Friend Of The Family (starts late)
14. I've Tried Subtlety
First Encore :::
15. Beach State Rocking
16. If & When
17. Remake Remodel
Second Encore :::
18. I Turned Her Away
19. Dead Center
Total Time ::: 76:31
::: Excellent quality warm stereo soundboard. Check samples for deliberation or to start filling yer tank.
::: Warts: Couple o' late starts & didn't check every second like usual so may have missed something, but I think it's pretty damn smokin'!
::: This is the THEIR time. Looks like the '86 & '88 Berkeley Square shows have been here before, but not this one. Best of the lot.
::: Glass Eye opened. Band seems fairly relaxed & glad to be out of America & back in California.
Recording Information ::: stereo soundboard -> unknown recording equipment -> master stereo tape -> 1st generation tape -> 2nd generation Maxell XLII-S 90 cassette, Dolby B on.
Playback 2012-04-22 ::: 2nd generation Maxell XLII-S 90 cassette on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & pitch adjusted, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL pro CD recorder -> CD-RW -> computer, EAC secure -> wavs -> Audacity (fades &/or glitches, dropouts, volume adjustments, no EQ) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded week of 2012-06-15.
Line-up (probably) ::: Scott Miller - guitars, vocals // Suzi Ziegler - bass, backing vocals // Shelley LaFreniere - keyboards, backing vocals // Gil Ray - drums
Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
CoolSonics 159 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! ::: Corrections welcome ::: Well another fine experience of a kickass band in Scott's songwriting splendor days. The Berkeley Square had a fairly good sound system (from what I can tell from the board tapes from there) but it was still a club & guitars tended to be low in the mix (but loud in the club). This one isn't bad but sometimes I think we get a bit ripped off on the tapes which lack the brain smashing effect intensity of this group live during this vintage. It would be really cool to hear a good board/audience matrix. Anyway, if you dig this band, this one's for you, and if you are just latching on to experiment, more power to ya - you won't go wrong here. Enjoy!
Kudos to Zongo for life support, Lochner for mikes&more & Fast Freddie for runnin' Video Dick's Record Emporium with the bathroom office full of tape decks. Thanks to Hanwaker (few among us can keep his pace). Mountains of gratitude to Davmar, D.White, Sanchez, Elliot, The Florida Kid, Kloiber, Zingg, JTW, Bershaw, Boston Gold, Weeks, Dixon, Moore, Gough & SO many more for all that collecting & sharing... Royal thanks to The Man In The Palace, Doc Tinker, Brinkhoffs, Barely Eatin', Reel Master Gaule, Parrish & all the traders who housed me thru my music acquisition & travel years. Hats off to Brother Kent, Uncle Jake, Little Queenie (& her neighbor Frank) & his honor Ptomaine Thomas. Glasses raised to Byron for musical horizon expansion & much obliged to J & Thurston for keepin' my concert fires burnin' since my continental shift. Thanks to the Mods for keepin' DIME alive. Enjoy, share, give, spread peace. Yers truly, Knees
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