Monday, November 14, 2016

Timbuk3 - 1989-11-04 - Paradise Theater, Boston, MA

November 4, 1989
Paradise Theater, Boston, MA

Audience master recording, very good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Here's a rare treat that I only recently discovered (thanks to mediaaddict for posting this on G101 forum). This is the only full-length concert recording of the wonderful Timbuk3 that I know of, so it is great to be able to post it here. This comes from 1989, on tour in support of their 3rd great album, Edge of Allegiance, which contains even more pointed political and social commentary than their previous albums, all while maintaining that dark and edgy cynical humor. Just great stuff from a totally unique band. By this time the duo of Pat and Barbara MacDonald had added a drummer for their live shows, and would shortly add a bass as well to become a full-fledged band. But this show comes at a good time in the band's history, featuring a variety of songs from their first 3 albums (which were their best), as well as a few non-album tracks, and a revamped version (slower, darker, funkier) of their one hit single ('The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades'). All in all, a wonderful show from a very talented (and much-missed) band.
   01. walkon and tuning 1:10
   02. B-side of Life 3:36
   03. National Holiday 4:00
   04. Waves of Grain 3:49
   05. Rev. Jack & His Roamin' Cadillac Church 4:24
   06. Count to Ten 4:52
   07. Facts About Cats 3:54
   08. Dance Fever 2:53
   09. Standard White Jesus 4:36
   10. Looking for Work 3:58
   11. Dirty Dirty Rice 3:45 (end applause spliced, tape flip)
   12. Third Rail > 3:28
   13. You are My Government 3:52
   14. a story 2:31      
   15. Easy 4:29        
   16. Life is Hard 4:48   
   17. The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades 3:03               
   18. Grand Old Party (and encore break) 5:21
   19. Eden Alley 3:26   
   20. Assholes on Parade 3:52
   21. WW III Blues > 2:37
   22. Not Fade Away 5:37  (end applause spliced)
   23. Hairstyles and Attitudes 4:56 (end applause spliced)

Pat MacDonald: acoustic and electric bass, MIDI guitar, harmonica vocals and drum programming
Barbara MacDonald: electric guitar, mandolin, violin, vocals and rhythm programming
Wally Ingram: drums

Link Updated (02/27/19)
mp3 - Timbuk3 - 1989-11-04 - Boston_mp3.rar

FLAC - Timbuk3 - 1989-11-04 - Boston_FLAC.rar


Henning2804 said...

thanks a lot

La Piazza Gancio said...

Wow! This is really good to see. So glad there's a document of this very under-appreciated band and their misunderstood hit single.

binkerbo said...

Many thanks! Looks like good concert!