Mad Violets
1984-10-19 New York City, New York Irving Plaza (M2-AUD)

01. Go While The Door Is Open ->
02. Transition (->)
03. Mad Violet Theme
04. Crazy Days(?)
05. Psilocybe
06. Blacklight Sound Reality
07. Acceleration
08. ?
09. Crystal Chandelier
10. ?
11. ? -> Shake(?)
12. ?

Total Time :::

::: Fine steady clear-enough stereo AUD but a bit distant. Check samples for eat me or leave me on the plate factors or D.T. control.
::: Warts: Nothing to speak of. Few dropouts fixed. Some distance removes clarity but a bit o' volume helps a LOT.
::: Back in their hometown opening for The Fleshtones.
::: Band introduction, "Roses are red, violets are mad, Wendy Wild's here tonight, be glad!".
::: Sometimes was hard to decide where to split Wendy's rambling intros & the song starts.
::: FUTURE COMPARISON CLAUSE: To save confusion later, there's a DIFFERENT Mad Violets gig coming - NYC Irving Plaza 1986-04-18.

Recording Information ::: unknown equipment -> master stereo audience tape -> 1st generation cassette -> 2nd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on.

Playback 2011-07-27 ::: 2nd 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, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, further speed fixes if necessary with single pass per segment after spectral analysis & with pitchpipe verification, NO equalisation] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded week of 2014-09-13.

Line-up (confirmed! - introduced on tape) ::: Dino Sorbello - guitar, vocals // Wendy Wild (aka "Lucy, but my friends just call me LSD")- vocals, keyboards, chimes // 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.

DimeTravel 064 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! ::: Corrections welcome ::: A couple of years back I put up about 4 different recordings of these guys, a most wonderfully demented lot... Here's another I didn't get around to finishing the notes for with that run.

Not quite as good quality as the Chicago gig a month earlier, but fine enough & then more than makes up for it in intensity with a much crunchier & edgier performance from the band & what I perceive to be far more psychedelic guitar playing, plus a number of different songs & a clearly different hipper sound & Wendy is in great form, howling on some songs, much more in her element. I wonder if the guitar & bass line-up changed for the tour & back again... Well worth some listens. Prepare yourself for the hallucinations as best you can. Set & setting kids... That's what it's all about... Set & setting. You can see how they would clearly give The Fuzztones a run for their money! 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. Another recording to shiver some timbers & blast some lightning bolts out of a few stereos & very likely turn on some folks to the sounds mad sounds of the Mad Violets. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yers truly, Knees

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