Saturday, 14 October 1978 8:00pm

Bailey Hall
Cornell University
230 Garden Avenue
Ithaca, New York 14850

APE master, 2 March 2017, by elegymart:
Analog FM broadcast (stereo): WVBR 93.5 FM (Ithaca) broadcast > unknown analog generations > analog audio cassette > European TDK SA 90 "EB" (Type II CrO2) analog audio cassette, c. 1997-2001 {from the Stonecutter Archives} > Sony TC-WE435 (azimuth adjustment) > Roland R05 (24/96) > Roland R05 (24/96) > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 (audio cleanup, fades, convert to 16/44) > SHNtool (fixed SBE) > CD Wave (track splits) > TLH (WAV > FLAC8).
Created this text file.

Total running time [1:24:31]
01 Star Spangled Banner [1:42] >
02 Babelogue [2:01] >
03 Rock n Roll Nigger [4:52]
04 Privilege (Set Me Free) [5:32]
05 Kimberly [7:51]
06 Redondo Beach [4:41]
07 Till Victory [4:21]
08 25th Floor [7:34]
09 Poppies [9:42]
10 Oh Boy [4:49]
11 Frederick [4:45]
12 Revenge [4:56]
13 It's So Hard [3:20]
14 Ask the Angels [3:51]
15 Because the Night [3:38]
16 Seven Ways of Going [10:50] >

Band line-up:
Patti Smith - vocals, guitar, clarinet
Lenny Kaye - guitar, bass, vocals
Ivan Kral - bass, guitar, vocals
Richard Sohl - keyboards
Jay Dee Daugherty - drums, percussion


Previously uncirculated recording, courtesy of the Stonecutter Archives.

Quality on this one is a bit dodgy -- literally, as it goes in and out of muffled portions to other parts where the sound clears up. Radio reception also not the cleanest. "Revenge" is cut, and if there's a second cassette for the remainder of the set, it didn't make it beyond any initial tape trades. "Seven Ways" fades out before its segue into "Radio Ethiopia."

Opening band was the Zobo Funn Band, which featured a young David Torn. Uncertain whether that set was broadcast, but as this was a radio broadcast, there are other extant versions out there from other folks who recorded off-air. Should you have access to the complete show or a cleaner copy, please share. Strictly for sound quality this one would run a conservative B-/B on a letter grading scale, or perhaps a 5.5 on a numerical 1-10 scale.

Some sources incorrectly list this as 17 October 1978, Barton Hall, but date and venue is correct as per above.