Mad Violets
1984-09-15 Chicago, Illinois -unknown club- (M?-AUD)

01. ?
02. Hypnotised (?)
03. Mad Violet Theme
04. Blacklight Sound Reality
05. Crystal Chandelier
06. ?
07. Open My Eyes
08. Come Out & Play?
09. I Can Hear The Grass Grow
10. World Of LSD (I Wanna Come Back)

Total Time ::: 34:34

::: very fine low gen stereo AUD with minimal audience noise, quite clear tho' slightly distant . Check samples for the acid test or the first blotter on yer tongue.
::: Warts: Not many at all! 1st minute has bit of distortion & hiss while taper adjusted levels (too high - then too low).
::: This gig was played the same week the "World Of LSD" EP came out in Europe. This is the entire set.
::: Some help with a few song titles would be great.

Recording Information ::: unknown stereo equipment -> master stereo audience tape -> unknown generations (not many!) -> unknown low generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B.

Playback 2011-08-01 ::: unknown low generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & pitch adjusted, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL professional CD recorder -> CD-RW, no track splits -> computer -> EAC secure mode (logs made) -> wav file(s) -> Audacity (normalisation to remove DC offset, fades &/or glitches, dropouts, volume adjustments, no EQ) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded week of 2012-06-30.

Line-up (unconfirmed) ::: Dino Sorbello - guitar, vocals // Wendy Wild - vocals, keyboards, chimes // Mark Seligman (or Walter Ceszny) - bass // "Big Daddy" Dan Reich - drums.

Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.

CoolSonics 156 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! ::: Corrections welcome ::: For Dino. Very sorry it took so long! I promised you these several years ago but had a lot of tape deck problems & it all got to be a hassle. My apologies.

This is great! A very fine stereo audience tape with almost no audience noise and quite clear. One of the heavier bands of the era, bending time back into the 1960s with a dark psychedelic edge. Covers & originals. Always gotta love folks who cover both The Nazz & The Move! The website address is below if you want to head on over, read more about the band maybe purchase the Mad Violets "Season Of The Mad Violets" CD, which is available along with some other rightous psychedelia. After all, Dino left this band to join another of the great 80's psych outfits, The Blacklight Chameleons! I'm sure this recording should shiver some timbers & blast some lightning bolts out of a few stereos, very likely turn on some folks to the sounds for the first time as well. 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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