Dream Syndicate - KPFK Studios, September 5, 1982
Who needs Mediafire? There are tons of great live performances available over on Archive.org. Case in point: this stellar FM broadcast of the Dream Syndicate, capturing the original lineup on the verge of their masterpiece, The Days of Wine & Roses. It’s an extremely energetic, cocky and loose show, with a selection of raucous covers. Check out the utterly unhinged rendition of Donovan’s “Season of the Witch.” Both Steve Wynn and Kendra Smith went on to make excellent music in their subsequent careers, but none can deny that the original Dream Syndicate was something magical.
02. Some Kinda Itch
03. Mr. Soul
04. Sure Thing
05. That’s What You Always Say
06. Outlaw Blues
07. J.C. Stereo Blues (short cut in the middle due to tape flip)
08. When You Smile
09. Season Of The Witch
10. Days Of Wine And Roses
ah, the dreaded tape flip. robert fripp, who HATED tapers, used to instruct his lighting guy to turn the house lights on exactly at the 45 minute point so they could catch the tapers.
I sometimes feel like I grew up in a different 1980’s than my peers because this is one of the bands I think of when i think of 80’s music. This is a great set. It was available commercially for a while minus the song that gets cut off. Since that is out of print, go check the Archive version out.