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Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA, July 5, 1982 LMA
The Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, August 12, 1982 LMA
Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, August 13, 1982 LMA
KRLA FM Interview, September 16, 1982
Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA, September 16, 1982
The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 1982 LMA
The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, September 18, 1982
The Saloon, October 2, 1982
KFTY TV, November 20, 1982
KVRE FM, November 20, 1982
The Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, November 21, 1982 LMA
KYA FM Melton Interview, December 5, 1982
HUN Sound Rehearsal, San Rafael, CA, December 8, 1982
KTIM FM Interview, December 8, 1982
KQAK FM Melton Interview, December 10, 1982
Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, December 10, 1982 (Fri) LMA
Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, December 18, 1982 LMA
Uncle Charlie's, Corte Madera, December 21, 1982
Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA, December 31, 1982 LMA

The Club w/Buddy Miles & Kathi McDonald, January 20, 1983
Keystone Palo Alto w/Kathi McDonald, Greg Elmore, Mark Naftalin, & Sebastian, January 22, 1983
Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA, February 15, 1983 LMA
Cabaret, Cotati, CA, February 18, 1983 LMA
Artista Party, Recreation Center, Corte Madera, CA, February 22, 1983 LMA
Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA, March 24, 1983
Country Club, Reseda, CA, March 25, 1983
Kabuki Nightclub, San Francisco, CA, April 9, 1983 LMA
SFSU Barbery Coast Room, San Francisco, CA, April 20, 1983, "2pm show"
Porter Hall, U.C.S.C., Santa Cruz, CA, May 20, 1983 LMA
Keystone, Palo Alto, CA, June 17, 1983 LMA
Phoenix Theater, Petaluma, CA, June 18, 1983 LMA
Live In Concert Promo cassette tape, 1983
Starry Night, Portland, OR, July 14, 1983
4th Avenue Tavern, Olympia, WA, July 15, 1983 LMA
Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA, July 16, 1983 LMA
Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, July 30, 1983
Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, CO, September 16, 1983
Salt Air Pavillion, Salt Lake City, UT, September 17, 1983 LMA
Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, September 24, 1983
The Club, Monterey, CA, October 13, 1983
Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, October 14, 1983 LMA
Keystone Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA, October 15, 1983 LMA
Cabaret, Cotati, CA, November 5, 1983 LMA
Marin Center, San Rafael, CA, November 30, 1983
Cabo's, Chico, CA, December 2, 1983 LMA
Mojo's, Arcata, CA, December 3, 1983
M.U.S.I.C. rehearsal, December 8, 1983
O. T. Price's Music Hall, Soquel, CA, December 10, 1983
Artista Party, Recreation Center, Corte Madera, CA, December 17, 1983
Union Square (Nobody For President Rally), December 23, 1983

Wolfgang's, San Francisco, CA, January 28, 1984 LMA
Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, February 4, 1984 LMA
The Stone, February 10, 1984
Keystone, Berkeley, February 11, 1984
KFOG FM Ben Fong Torres, February 15, 1984
Keystone, Palo Alto, CA, February 18, 1984 LMA
Cabaret, Cotati, CA, March 2, 1984 LMA
Mabuhay Gardens, April 13, 1984
Keystone, Berkeley, April 14, 1984
Last Day Saloon, April 20, 1984
BJ Kellys, April 26, 1984
Hub Ballroom, April 27, 1984
Starry Night Club, Portland, OR, April 28, 1984 LMA
Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, May 26, 1984
Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, June 1, 1984
The Line Camp, Pojaque, NM, June 9, 1984
Olympic Lounge, June 10, 1984
Keystone, Berkeley, June 28, 1984
Marx Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, July 15, 1984 LMA
Last Day Saloon, July 20, 1984
Keystone, Palo Alto, August 17, 1984
Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, August 18, 1984 LMA
The Rodney K. Albin Memorial Concert, Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, August 28, 1984 LMA
The Line Camp, September 9, 1984
Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, September 21, 1984
Last Day Saloon - w/B. Flurie, J. Covington, M. Wilhelm, November 20, 1984
Keystone, Palo Alto, CA, December 7, 1984
The Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, December 8, 1984 LMA

Dryden Interview, January 16, 1985
Aunt Monk Studio Rehearsal, San Francisco, CA, January 27, 1985
Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, February 2, 1985
KHSU FM Melton Interview, March 13, 1985
The Palms, Chico, CA, March 15, 1985
Old Town Bar & Grill, March 16, 1985
Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, March 21, 1985
San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA, March 27, 1985
Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, April 5, 1985
Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, April 19, 1985
Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, May 2, 1985
Keystone, Palo Alto, May 17, 1985
Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, May 17, 1985
Keystone, Palo Alto, CA, May 18, 1985
The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, May 25, 1985
Berkeley Veterans Auditorium, May 30, 1985 LMA
Santa Rosa Vets Auditorium, June 7, 1985
Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park, June 22, 1985 LMA
SF Music Fair, June 28, 1985
Hacienda Del Sol (Reno), July 1, 1985
California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, July 4, 1985 [afternoon]
Crissy Field Celebration, July 4, 1985
Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, August 2, 1985
Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, August 30, 1985
The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, August 31, 1985 LMA
Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, September 20, 1985
Mayor Feinstein Press Conference - Dinosaurs & Stas Namin (1st Russian Rock Band to tour the US), September 26, 1985
Wolfgangs, September 28, 1985
Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, October 11, 1985
Keystone, Palo Alto, October 25, 1985
Starry Night, November 2, 1985
Omni, Oakland, CA, November 8, 1985 (Dino Valenti on 1 song)

Wolfgang's, San Francisco, CA, May 2, 1986
The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, May 24, 1986
Wolfgang's City, San Francisco, CA, September 19, 1986
The Omni, Oakland, CA, November 8, 1986

Omni, Oakland, CA, February 7, 1987
Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, March 7, 1987
Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, March 13, 1987 LMA
Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, March 28, 1987
Wolfgangs, May 1, 1987
The Club, May 7, 1987
Wow Hall, May 15, 1987
Starry Night, Portland, OR, May 16, 1987
Parker's Ballroom, Seattle, WA, May 17, 1987
DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA, May 20, 1987
Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, May 23, 1987 LMA
San Francisco Music Fair, CA, May 31, 1987 LMA
Odyssey Room, Sunnyvale, CA, June 1, 1987 LMA
Omni, Oakland, CA, June 6, 1987 LMA
KRQR FM Dryden Interview, June 17, 1987
I-Beam, June 21, 1987
Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, August 8, 1987
Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, August 30, 1987
Odyssey Room, August 31, 1987
Polo Field GG Park, September 12, 1987
Omni, September 25, 1987
Wow Hall, October 30, 1987
Pine Street Theatre, Portland, OR, October 31, 1987 LMA
Parkers (w/K. McDonald), November 1, 1987
Full Moon Saloon w/King Perkoff & Cash Farrar, November 25, 1987

The Saint, New York City, Friday January 15, 1988
Aunt Monk Studio Rehearsal, January 31, 1988
Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, February 6, 1988
Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, May 7, 1988 w/Kathi McDonald
"Dinosaurs (Live in San Francisco)", May 14, 1988
Cotati Cabaret, San Francisco, CA, May 14, 1988 LMA
Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, June 4, 1988
Central Park, Santa Clara, CA, June 18, 1988
Old Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, Saturday September 10, 1988
Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, September 24, 1988
Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, October 8, 1988
Backstage, Seattle, WA, October 21, 1988
Wow Hall, Eugene, OR, October 22, 1988
Starry Night, October 22, 1988
Wow Hall, October 23, 1988

The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, March 4, 1989
Artists Rights Today Benefit, Gift Center Pavilion, San Francisco, CA, March 22, 1989


Without John Cipollina:

Wow Hall, Eugene, OR, August 10, 1989
The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, November 10, 1989
Starry Night, Portland, OR, March 2, 1990
Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA, March 3, 1990
Chestnut Cabaret, Philadelphia, PA, January 30, 1991
Trips Festival 25th anniversary, Ritz, NYC, February 2, 1991LMA
Grog & Tankard, Baltimore, MD, February 4, 1991
The Bayou, Washington, DC, February 5, 1991
Sonic Garage, York, PA, February 8, 1991
Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ, February 9, 1991
Highlands Park, Ben Lomond, CA, June 8, 1991
Speedy O'Tubbs Rhythmic Underground, Bellingham, WA, July 15, 1993


Shows marked LMA are legally downloadable in various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Links:

Official Home Page
Dinosaurs With Robert Hunter 1982-84 (Fossil Record)



Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA, July 5, 1982

Tracks
1.Intro 1:18
2.Love 6:22
3.Till I Stay 8:24
5.I Can't Dance 6:17
6.Level With Me 16:21
7.Closer 14:26
Total53:12


Notes:
-This is the first ever Dinosaurs concert, according to all the discographies.
-t05 has some strange sound problems from 9:05-9:34
-not entirely sure about the musicians present... don't hear Merl and he's not introduced during t05 or t06 when everyone else is, but the show info had him listed. Also, Barry introduces Vince Delgado and Ianto(?) during the band intros.


This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


SBD > cass > ? > CDR > cdrparanoia > WAV > FLAC

Personnel
Barry Meltonvocals, guitar
John Cipollinaguitar
Merl Saunderskeyboards
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Guests:
Mickey Hartpercussin
Peter Walshguitar
Bean Balankasax
Airto Moreira



The Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, August 12, 1982

Tracks
1st set
1.Love2:45
2.Trouble In Mind3:12
3.Jesse James5:39
4.Love Machine10:18
5.Colorado Town10:20
6.Seventh Seal11:27
7.SOS7:15
8.Mojo Navigator10:58
9.Take A Whiff On Me5:47
10.Come In Closer18:41
Total86:25
2nd set
1.Time To Carry On5:25
2.Babble On10:51
3.Level With Me15:50
4.Betty And Dupree4:39
5.I Died For Love9:27
6.You Can't Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover5:05
7.Hokey Pokey11:07
encore
8. The Dance14:44
Total77:20


Easy Ed's Notes:
- recorded by Rick C.
- matrix mix of soundboard and Sony ECM-989 stereo microphone > Sony PCM F-1 (Beta, 44.056kHz, 16 bit digital recording)
- transfered to cdr by Easy Ed * from Rick C's loaned PCM Beta tapes:
Sony PCM-F1 analog out > Sony DTC-700 (A>D only, no tape) > optical digital out > Zefiro ZA2 soundcard > Sound Forge > CD Architect > Phillips Omniwriter cdr.
EAC from Easy Ed's cdrs > .wav > FLAC level 8 encoding, aligned on sector boundaries
* there were some imperfections in the 17 year old (at the time of the transfers) mastertapes. Where the beginning of a song was cut, I have put in a quick fade in (usually between 1 and 2 seconds long). Where there were dropouts or gaps I have put in a quick fade out and fade in to make it less abrupt. All of what was on the original master tapes aside from these fades have been included.
- Recorded with the permission of (at least some of) The Dinosaurs.
- Photos from the shows by Brian Quinn are included.
- It was a thrill for me to meet Rick C. many years ago at a party thrown by mutual friends, who told me, "This is Rick, he's a taper, too". Those were in the days before internet, in the days of tape lists and snail mails and B&Ps, and I'd often go a full year between new contacts with a fellow live music collector.
- Rick C. is the person who made the master recording of "The Jam At Mickey Hart's Barn", which I tranfered and circulated in the late 90s. He made a reel to reel copy of the recording for John Cipollina, a transfer of which also circulates, sometimes mislabeled as a soundboard. Another fun recording Rick made was of The Rolling Stones at Winterland (1978?) where he had his mike on a pole, but was so 'altered' that he wandered around the hall, often not even facing the stage: a document of the event, perhaps, but not an audio treat...



Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, August 13, 1982

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1.San Francisco --> 3:45
2.Seventh Seal --> 8:26
3.Take A Whiff On Me4:17
4.Barry talk, intro 0:54
5.Jesse James * 6:29
6.Got Love --> 3:48
7.Closer 18:00
Second Set
8.intro, tuning, Dinosaur jokes2:35
9.unknown ** 4:21
10.tuning, talk1:25
11.Oh Carol ** 4:58
12.tuning, talk0:58
13.Babble On -->11:02
14.Colorado Town8:23
Disc 1 Total77:56
Disc 2
15.The Dance/ 5:04
16./unknown 7:45
17.joke, talk 0:43
18.Dupree --> 5:23
19.I Can't Dance4:49
20.tuning 0:55
21.Sunshine 12:30
Disc 2 Total37:09


Transitional band lineup. Robert Hunter was not yet an official member of the band, but plays as a guest.

Source: 1st Gen Cassette, Audience

Equipment: Sony D6, Nakamichi 300 Mics

Taper: Bob Leonardis

Transferred by Roger Miller

Lineage: 1st Gen Cass > WAV > FLAC

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
Barry Meltonvocals, guitar
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Guests:
Jim McPhersonpiano
Robert HunterGuitar, Vocals*
Mike Wilhelm**


The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, August 13, 1982 (Soundboard)

As posted via DimeAdozen, December 2011

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1.San Francisco > 3:39
2.Seventh Seal >8:27
3.Take A Whiff On Me4:17
4.talk [with Robert Hunter intro] 0:56
5.Jesse James [with Robert Hunter]6:33
6.Got Love >3:46
7.Closer18:21
Disc 1 Total45:59
Second Set
Disc 2
1.talk and tune ups0:32
2.The Dance >15:42
3.Love Machine 10:32
4.instrumental intro > Mojo Navigator Chemical Body 10:01
5.tune ups and talk (with Mike Wilhelm intro)2:55
6.Howard Hughes Blues [Mike Wilhelm vocals]4:23
7.talk 1:10
8.Carol [Mike Wilhelm vocals]5:19
9.talk [with David Getz intro] 0:28
10.Babylon11:04
11.Colorado Town8:49
12.I've Been In The Darkness Too Long 6:20
Disc 2 Total77:15
Disc 3
1.S.O.S. [cuts in] 8:17
2.unknown title (inc partial band intro)9:19
3.talk 1:34
4.Winin' Boy Blues 4:02
5.Robbery9:45
6.Dupree > 5:27
7.I Can't Dance4:30
8.thanks and applause before encore0:42
9.Sunshine12:37
Disc 3 Total56:13
Total179:27


EX Soundboard cassette master. I found no mention on the web for this show as a soundboard and as the complete show. There's a little bit of noise and distortion in the mix in a few spots, but not too bad. Any help with the missing song titles will be greatly appreciated.

Lineage: Soundboard > Sony TC-D5M > Dolby B encoded TDK MA90 metal tapes.

Transfer: Nakamichi Dragon [Dolby B decoded] > Macintosh with Digidesign AudioMedia III soundcard > Pro Tools ("nip and tuck" edits, normalization and tracking) > AIFF > xACT (FLAC level 8 files with sector boundaries verified).

And finally - special thanks to John Cipollina (RIP) and Cyril Jordan who helped to make the soundboard patch possible.

(note: this was a transitional band lineup. Robert Hunter was not yet an official member of the band but played as a guest.)

Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Guests:
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals
Mike Wilhelm
Jim McPhersonpiano
Greg Elmore
David Getz



Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA, September 16, 1982

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Who Makes The Moves5:28
2.Colorado Town > chat6:19
3.West LA Fadeaway > chat10:23
4.Franklin's Tower > chat8:41
5.Catapillar > chat3:46
6.Closer (inc band intro)13:38
Disc 2
1.Take A Whiff On Me > chat4:41
2.Gallo Dell Cielo > chat9:14
3.D.I.N.O.S.A.U.R. > chat > crowd > MC > chat8:41
Encores:
4.I Can't Dance4:39
5.Promontory Rider > chat9:35
Total85:08


2nd gen analog sbd

Note:
- several dropouts were repaired

Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar
Robert Hunteracoustic guitar, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Peter Albinbass



The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 1982 (Sbd)

This is probably the second night (18th), based on chat after 'Gallo
Del Ciello', 'Kick in the Head', and 'Motel Party Baby' compared with
the other September 17 recording, and the other September 18 recording.

Poster

Tracks
Early Show
Disc 1
1.// Who Makes The Moves 6:15
2.San Francisco > chat4:58
3.Gallo Del Cielo > BM chat "Dinosaurs in West LA"8:42
4.West LA Fadeaway 6:24
5.Blindman 3:22
Colorado Town (missing)
Franklin's Tower (missing)
Closer (missing)
Encore
Promontory Rider (missing)
Late Show
6.Jesse James 9:26
7.Mojo Navigator 9:17
8.Kick In The Head 6:33
9.talk JC "Isn't this fun. How do you like the light show? Got any questions?"1:11
10.Tiger Rose 2:59
11.BM intro's JC 1:22
12.Motel Party Baby 4:34
13.BM intro's DG NH RR1:10
14.SOS 6:39
Disc 1 Total72:58
Disc 2
1.Easy Wind 5:10
2.intro 1:28
3.D.I.N.O.S.A.U.R.8:05
Disc 2 Total14:44
Show Total87:43


SBD > cass > ? > cdr > cdrparanoia > WAV > edits > FLAC

Flac conversion by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew@happyhippie.com)

Notes:
-I removed the 2 second gaps between tracks, but there's still evidence that there were cuts on the original recording to remove audience noise between songs. Only the opening of Who Makes The Moves is missing as far as I know.
-There is a volume drop on the left channel on d1t06.


This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
Barry Meltonvocals, guitar
John Cipollinaguitar
Robert Hunteracoustic guitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Guests:
Nicky Hopkinspiano
Riteous Raulkeyboards
David Getzdrums


The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 1982 (Sbd)

Circulated March 2021.

Tracks
Early Show
1.Who Makes The Moves6:08
2.-> San Francisco > chat3:35
3.Gallo Dell Cielo (1) > chat "Any questions? Like the light show?"8:17
4.song intro, TA intro > West LA Fadeaway (1) > "BM mentions PA"6:38
5.-> Blind Man > "BM mentions PA"4:17
6.Colorado Town4:57
7.Franklin's Tower6:12
8.Closer (inc band intro) >
JC chat "you people are really beautiful" > crowd > BM/JC chat
17:29
Encore
9.Promontory Rider > JC chat "Buy posters" >
MC "Buy posters... see you tomorrow night"
7:05
Late Show
1.MC "Dim the lights" > Jesse James > BM chat, DG intro, song intro7:52
2.Mojo Navigator (2) > BM intro's DG, BM & JC chat9:16
3.Kick In The Head > chat4:27
4.Tiger Rose > BM chat3:40
5.Motel Party Baby > JC "thank you"4:11
6.SOS5:50
7.Easy // Wind >
MC "...posters. It's 2 o'clock, we gotta shutdown"
BM "Hang on, we will play one more."
8:58
Encore:
8.D.I.N.O.S.A.U.R. >
"Goodnight everybody, thank you"
"People, let's hear it for the San Francisco Lightworks"
6:55
Total115:62


2nd gen analog sbd

Notes:
- (1) w/Ted Ashford - Keyboards
- (2) w/David Getz - Drums
- "Jesse James": levels were repaired
- "Easy Wind" cuts in middle (tape flip)
- 09-17 and 09-18 have identical setlists for early & late shows, but different guests sitting in.
- this is the show from the 17th, announcer greets the audience "...see you tomorrow..." at end of early show
- imo the already circulating sbd tape from 09-17 is actually 09-18.


Personnel
Barry Meltonvocals, guitar
John Cipollinaguitar
Robert Hunteracoustic guitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Guests:
Ted Ashfordkeyboards
David Getzdrums



The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, September 18, 1982 (Sbd)

Circulated March 2021.

Poster

Tracks
Early Show
1.// Who Makes The Moves6:01
2.-> San Francisco4:48
3.Gallo Dell Cielo > BM chat "Dinosaurs in West LA"8:23
4.West LA Fadeaway6:12
5.Blind Man > 3:18
6.Colorado Town (1)6:43
7.Franklin's Tower (1)9:07
8.// Closer (1)17:11
Encore
9.JC chat > Promontory Rider (1) JC, BM "Posters"5:45
Late Show
1.Jesse James9:00
2.Mojo Navigator8:42
3.Kick In The Head >
JC chat "Isn't this fun we're really having a great time...
How do you like the light show? Got any questions?"
7:15
4.Tiger Rose > BM intros JC4:08
5.Motel Party Baby > intro DG NH RR5:27
6.SOS (1) (2) (3)6:25
7.Easy // Wind8:34
Encore:
8.D.I.N.O.S.A.U.R.8:04
Total125:11


2nd gen analog sbd



Notes:
- "Who Makes The Moves" cuts in
- "Closer" cuts in (tape flip)
- "Easy Wind" cuts in middle (tape flip)
- (1) w/Nicky Hopkins - Keyboards
- (2) w/David Getz - Drums
- (3) w/Riteous Raul - Keyboards
Personnel
Barry Meltonvocals, guitar
John Cipollinaguitar
Robert Hunteracoustic guitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Guests:
Nicky Hopkinspiano
Riteous Raulkeyboards
David Getzdrums



The Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, November 21, 1982

Tracks
Disc 1 - 1st set
1."more?!"0:48
2.Who Make The Moves?5:39
3.One Way Out4:17
4.SOS4:31
5."the formula"1:57
6.Blind Man4:20
7.What Can It Be?5:49
8.There Ain't No Cars On Me2:12
9.Love5:20
10.Jesse James6:38
11.Colorado Town7:39
12.West LA Fadeaway7:09
13.I Can't Dance5:39
14.St. Louis Blues4:44
Total66:36
Disc 2 - 1st set continued
1.The Dance15:20
2.Tricky Dick & Ronald Reagan5:01
3.Sloop John B3:14
4.Love Machine14:31
5.Promontory Rider8:02
6.Motel Party Baby6:41
Total52:50
Disc 3 - 2nd set
1.San Francisco3:37
2.Only To Believe5:13
3.Hokey Pokey7:39
4.Franklin's Tower6:03
5.Passin' Through3:07
encores
6.Level With Me10:41
7.Who Makes The Moves?6:42
Total43:04


Easy Ed's Notes:
- recorded by Rick C.
- matrix mix of soundboard and Sony ECM-989 stereo microphone > Sony PCM F-1 (Beta, 44.056kHz, 16 bit digital recording)
- transfered to cdr by Easy Ed* from Rick C's loaned PCM Beta tapes: Sony PCM-F1 analog out > Sony DTC-700 (A>D only, no tape) > optical digital out > Zefiro ZA2 soundcard > Sound Forge > CD Architect > Phillips Omniwriter cdr. EAC from Easy Ed's cdrs > .wav > FLAC level 8 encoding, aligned on sector boundaries
- * there were some imperfections in the 17 year old (at the time of the transfers) mastertapes. Where the beginning of a song was cut, I have put in a quick fade in (usually between 1 and 2 seconds long). Where there were dropouts or gaps I have put in a quick fade out and fade in to make it less abrupt. All of what was on the original master tapes aside from these fades have been included.
- A scan of the flyer from the show is included. Photos from the shows by Brian Quinn are included.
- It was a thrill for me to meet Rick C. many years ago at a party thrown by mutual friends, who told me, "This is Rick, he's a taper, too". Those were in the days before internet, in the days of tape lists and snail mails and B&Ps, and I'd often go a full year between new contacts with a fellow live music collector.
- Rick C. is the person who made the master recording of "The Jam At Mickey Hart's Barn", which I tranfered and circulated in the late 90s. He made a reel to reel copy of the recording for John Cipollina, a transfer of which also circulates, sometimes mislabeled as a soundboard. Another fun recording Rick made was of The Rolling Stones at Winterland (1978?) where he had his mike on a pole, but was so 'altered' that he wandered around the hall, often not even facing the stage: a document of the event, perhaps, but not an audio treat...



HUN Sound Rehearsal, San Rafael, CA, December 8, 1982

Tracks
1.Jam 10:33
2.Jam 20:25
3.Jam 35:39
4.//Hold On To The Good Times4:44
5.//Mountains In Dreamland4:08
6.-3:33
7.Suzie Q2:44
8.Gambling Blues0:49
9.Wherever You Are3:39
10.Song Rehearsal Fragments 01 (1)
11.Drunkyard's Carol
12.Boys In The Bar-room
13.Bucket Full Of Shit
Total35:50


1st gen studio recording (tape provided by Steve Keyser)
digital transfer 2022-04 (24-96)

Notes:
- to me this sounds as an audience recorded studio jam
- most songs cut in/out
- band members is best guess
- (1) includes Battle Of New Orleans/ Casey Jones/ Where Have All The Flowers Gone/ Blueberry Hill


Personnel?
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Robert HunterGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums



Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, December 10, 1982 (Fri)

Tracks
Early Show:
Disc 1
1.by the way 0:35
2.Who Makes the Moves? 6:26
3.One Way Out 4:05
4.Got Love 3:48
5.To Believe 5:16
6.Babble On 4:23
7.I Can't Dance 6:32
8.the bar 0:24
9.Promontory Rider 5:46
10.Jesse James 6:42
11.Blindman 4:32
Total48:36
Disc 2
12.Won't Admit to Any of That 0:39
13.marin jokes 0:24
14.Franklin's Tower >
Time Grows Closer
28:22
Encore:
15.Crooked Judge 4:09
Late Show:
16.Love Machine 7:37
17.St Louis Blues 4:26
18.Helping Hand 6:03
19.Fly High Away 8:21
Total59:27
Disc 3
20Howard Hughes Blues >
Dust My Broom
13:44
21.Passing Thru 3:33
22.Chemical Body 8:31
23.Mona 9:55
24.Do The Dance 7:41
25.Minglewood Blues 8:44
26.San Francisco 6:54
Encore:
27.Dinosaur Song 4:25
Total62:05


This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


SBD > gen unk > wav > flac

Personnel
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Robert Hunter
Peter Albin
Spencer Dryden
Mickey Hart
Riteous Raul
and many more


The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, December 10, 1982 (Soundboard)

As posted via DimeAdozen, December 2011

Crimson Records bootleg artwork: Front Tray 1 Tray 2



Tracks
Early Show:
disc 1
101.talk and tuning01:00
102.Who Makes The Moves? 06:10
103.One Way Out04:03
104.Got Love 04:11
105.Only To Believe04:53
106.Babylon04:23
107.talk - Sam Andrew intro00:48
108.I Can't Dance [with Sam Andrew on sax] 05:38
109.talk 00:38
110.Promontory Rider 05:43
111.talk - Righteous Raoul (Joshua Raoul Brody) intro00:19
112.Jesse James06:21
Disc 1 Total44:07
disc 2
201.talk 00:14
202.Blindman 04:15
203.talk 01:07
204.Franklin's Tower > 06:48
205.Closer [with solos]21:33
encore:
206.Crooked Judge [cuts in]03:47
207.thanks at end of early show00:20
Disc 2 Total38:04
Late Show:
disc 1
301.tuning and talk 01:41
302.Love Machine07:33
303.St Louis Blues04:10
304.talk - Nicky Hopkins intro00:38
305.S.O.S.05:24
306.tuning and talk - Country Joe McDonald intro00:34
307.Flying High [Country Joe lead vocals] 07:46
308.tuning and talk - Mike Wilhelm intro02:37
309.Howard Hughes Blues [Mike Wilhelm vocals] > 04:15
310.Dust My Broom 03:48
311.Passing Thru04:21
Disc 3 Total42:47
disc 2
401.talk - Sam Andrew intro00:19
402.Chemical Body08:11
403.talk - Harold Aceves intro 01:20
404.Mona 07:36
405.The Dance07:50
406.talk - David Nelson intro02:20
407.Minglewood Blues [David Nelson lead vocals]05:52
408.San Francisco06:31
409.thanks, applause and tuning before encore01:26
encore:
410.Dinosaur 04:05
411.final thanks and applause00:16
Disc 4 Total45:46


EX Soundboard cassette master. This show features many guests including Country Joe McDonald, Mickey Hart, Sam Andrew, Righteous Raoul, Nicky Hopkins, Merl Saunders, David Nelson, Harold Aceves and Mike Wilhelm.

There is a short seamless patch from an alternate 1st gen. soundboard source at the beginning of Blindman and for the stage talk before that song starts. (Fortunately, there were at least 2 different patches to the soundboard for this show and I got a copy of my one cut song soon after the show from the other source).

This is the first time that these shows have been torrented from a master source and as you might expect, it all sounds much better than the previous versions.

Lineage: Soundboard > Sony TC-D5M > Dolby B encoded TDK MA90 metal tapes.

Patch source: Same as above with an extra generation of TC-D5M > Dolbe B encoded TDK MA90 tape. (The Dolby was left off for the original transfer from the master to the 1st gen. cassette.)

2011 Transfer: Nakamichi Dragon [Dolby B decoded] > Macintosh with Digidesign AudioMedia III soundcard > Pro Tools ("nip and tuck" edits, normalization and tracking) > AIFF > xACT (FLAC level 8 files with sector boundaries verified).

(Note: This will easily fit onto 3 discs if the 2 shows are divided up differently.)

And finally - special thanks to John Cipollina (RIP) who helped to make this master recording possible!

Personnel
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Robert Hunter
Peter Albin
Spencer Dryden
Guests
Sam AndrewIt should be noted that Sam Andrew plays alto sax and not guitar
Mickey Hart
Nicky Hopkins
Country Joe McDonald
Merl Saunders
David Nelson
Harold Aceves
Mike Wilhelm
Joshua Raoul Brody [aka Righteous Raoul]



Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, December 18, 1982

Tracks
1.Who Makes The Move5:52
2.One Way Out3:59
3.I Got Love4:06
4.Only To Believe4:45
5.Babble On5:03
6.I Can't Dance6:08
7.Promontory Rider5:55
8.Way Down6:02
9.Blind Man4:55
10.Franklin's Tower6:40
11.unknown21:02
Total74:29


Source: sbd

Lineage: low-gen cassette > CD > flac

Taped by: unknown

Transfered by: Mike Shannon

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar
John Cipollinaguitar
Robert Hunterguitar, harmonica
Peter Albinbass
Merle Saunderskeyboards
Spencer Drydendrums
Sam Andrewsax
Mickey Hartcowbell
Riteous Raulcasiotone



Uncle Charlie's, Corte Madera, December 21, 1982

This show also circulates as by Corte Madera All Stars, and by John Cipollina
& Friends, sometimes with a date of December 2, 1982, see here

Tracks
1.Messin with the Kid 6:07
2.San Francisco (?faded out)3:39
3.Do The Dance7:25
4.You Can't Judge a Book 5:32
5.(bobby intro) 1:08
6.(tuning & banter) 1:23
7.Wang Dang Doodle 8:17
8.Poison Ivy 4:12
9.Big River 6:09
10.Minglewood Blues 7:28
11.Promised Land 5:23
12.Frisco Bay Blues 4:31
13.Mule Skinner Blues 7:45
14.Battle of New Orleans 4:56
15.Mona 6:05
Total77:60


Low gen SBD

low gen SBD > maxell xl2s > sony hx pro/audio
source eq one > philips cdr775 > EAC > FLAC8

Got this one with a box of Cipollina sbd's back in the late 80's from head now deceased. I am hoping to go through them and weed out some lesser traded shows. This one seems to be relatively obscure.... I think! It features a host of local talent for Marin county at the time, and maybe contains a few more players than listed.... who's on sax? The capture is pretty clean, with a minor glitch on track one. They probably played longer, as the weird dissolving jam on Mona testifies. My tape listed this as the 2nd, but research proved otherwise.


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar
Barry Meltonguitar/vox
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Bob Weirguitar/vox
Norton Buffaloharmonica
Ramblin Jack Elliottguitar/vox
others?





Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA, December 31, 1982

Tracks
1.Bill Graham Intro >
Who Makes The Moves?
6:31
2.One Way Out 3:44
3.Got Love 4:10
4.Promontory Rider 6:27
5.I Can't Dance 4:17
6.Save The Whales 7:35
7.Streetwise 3:26
8.Level With Me 8:13
9.St. Louis Blues 4:30
10.How Blue Can You Get?10:11
11.San Francisco Shuffle4:45
12.The Dinosaur Song 3:53
Total:67:46


This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


AUD MC (Sony UCX-S 90 Metal, unknown deck/mics.) > WAV > CDR > EAC > FLAC by Tom Shyman

Opening for the Grateful Dead.

"'Level With Me' cuts in with only the first few seconds missing (tape flip)

This AUD master tape is owned by me, but I didn't record the show. Before me, it [was] owned by Jeff S. Recently, Jeff said this wasn't one of his own recordings, but he picked it up at a flea market just a few weeks after the show! He transferred the tape to his own CDR for his private collection, then gave it to me as a gift! One has to believe there is a SBD of this show as well, although it never has appeared.

I did no EQ'ing or editing on this. This is a 'pure' recording of what the twenty one year old tape sounds like. As you will hear, it is still in amazing shape! As always, this is for trade only and NOT FOR SALE!

This FLAC was premiered on CipQuick, an online group specializing in John Cipollina recordings, with a zest of using the best known sources. You are welcome to check us [out] at... http://groups.msn.com/CipQuick

Endless thanks to Jeff S. for the source tape! This is for you!"

- Tom Shyman

Personnel
John Cipollinalead guitar
Barry "The Fish" Meltonvocals, guitar
Peter Albinbass, backing vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Huntervocals, guitar
With special guests:
Country Joe McDonaldlead vocals, guitar6
Kathi McDonaldvocals10 - 12
Steve Douglasssax11 - 12
Nicky Hopkinspiano2 - 6, 8 - 12


Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA, December 31, 1982

As posted via DimeADozen, October 2010

Tracks
1.Bill Graham Intro. > Who Makes The Moves?6:05
2.NH intro > One Way Out *4:10
3.Got Love *3:26
4.chat > Promontory Rider *5:55
5.chat > I Can't Dance *4:18
6.CJM intro > Save The Whales *+7:50
7.Streetwise3:40
8.Level With Me *8:02
9.St. Louis Blues * > KM intro4:15
10.chat > How Blue Can You Get? *^ > chat > applause9:56
11.crowd > SD intro > San Francisco *^=5:25
12.D.I.N.O.S.A.U.R. *^=3:55
Total:67:04


MAC 2 Beyer M160-Sony TCD5M> WAV > CDR

Personnel
Robert Hunter vocals/guitar
Barry Melton vocals/guitar
John Cipollinalead guitar
Peter Albin bass/backing vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
with special guests..
* Nicky Hopkins Piano
+ Country Joe McDonald Lead vocals/guitar
^ Kathi McDonaldVocals
= Steve DouglassSax


Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA, December 31, 1982

1st gen analog aud UD

Tracks
1.Who Makes The Moves?
2.One Way Out
3.Got Love
4.Promontory Rider
5.I Can't Dance
6.Save The Whales (1)
7.Streetwise
8.Level With Me
9.St. Louis Blues
10.How Blue Can You Get? (2)
11.San Francisco Shuffle (2)
12.D.I.N.O.S.A.U.R. (2,3)
Total:


1st gen analog audience source
master recorded by UD (Sennheiser mics, Sony D-5)


Notes:
- someone nudges the microphones several times, distortion is audible in some spots
- (1) w/Country Joe McDonald - Lead vocals, Guitars
- (2) w/Kathi McDonald - Vocals
- (3) w/Steve Douglass - Sax


Personnel
Robert Hunter Vocals, Guitar
Barry Melton Vocals, Guitar
John CipollinaVocals, Guitar
Peter Albin Bass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Nicky Hopkins Piano



Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA, February 15, 1983

As posted via DimeADozen, September 2019

CD inner

Tracks
1.Wavy Gravy intro > Who Makes The Moves7:51
2.One Way Out3:39
3.Got Love > chat3:46
4.chat > Promontory Rider8:09
5.I Can't Dance 4:36
6.Blind Man > chat5:55
7.Motel Party Baby5:58
8.Streetwise4:23
9.Closer (inc band intro, solos)23:31
10.Jesse James9:41
Total:77:35


source: sbd cassette
Doug Lamarre's copy, unknown gen

nakamichi dragon/b > benchmark adc1 @ 24/96
transfer - Rob Berger 2018

Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spender Drydendrums
 
Beans Balankasaxophone


This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Dinosaurs collection of the Live Music Archive.


Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA, February 15, 1983

As circulated, March 2021

CD inner

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Wavy Gravy intro > Who Makes The Moves? *@8:38
2.One Way Out @3:46
3.> Got Love > chat4:03
4.Promontory Rider @8:18
5.> I Can't Dance *4:46
6.Blind Man # > chat4:49
7.Train Goin' Where? > chat > tuning1:55
8.Motel Party Baby $5:52
Disc 2
1.tuning > Streetwise @4:54
2.Closer * (inc band intro, solos)23:06
Encore
3.Jesse James @*8:45
4.instrumental blues jam // *8:46
Total:87:44


2nd gen analog audience recording

Vocals are low throughout


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, $ vocals
Robert Hunterguitar, @ vocals, ?harmonica
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, # vocals
Spender Drydendrums
 
Beans Balankasaxophone *



Cabaret, Cotati, CA, February 18, 1983, Late Show

Tracks
1.Beautiful City --> 4:08
2.Saint Louis Blues --> 3:04
3.San Francisco 3:30
4.Talk 0:47
5.Streetwise 4:34
6.Butcher's Boy 7:01
7.Franklin's Tower 6:07
8.Space Whistle * 1:23
9.Seventh Seal 6:46
10.Tuning 1:43
11.Lawdy Miss Clawdy ** 3:34
12.Talk 0:27
13.West L.A. Fadeaway --> 4:29
14.Closer 12:42
(Encores)
15.Hokey Pokey 9:04
16.Jesse James 8:26
Total:77:45


Some audience chatter, but what a fantastic show! Classic Dinosaurs! We definitely had a good time ;-) Enjoy!

Source: 1st Gen Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D6, Sony Mics
Taper: Bob Leonardis
Digitized by: Roger Miller


Lineage: CASS/1 > WAV > FLAC

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Robert HunterGuitar, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Guests:
Jesse Dryden *
Matthew KellyHarp**
Mark NaftalinListed on johncipollina.com
- maybe on the early ahow?



Artista Party, Recreation Center, Corte Madera, CA, February 22, 1983



Tracks
First Set
Disc 1 - 74:26
1.Who Makes The Moves 6:43
2.Rock Around The Clock --> 2:07
3.Colorado Town 5:27
4.Streetwise 3:59
5.The Dance 10:58
6.Willie And The Hand Jive 3:29
7.Beautiful City 4:53
8.Barry talk 0:48
9.Hunter talk 1:07
10.San Francisco 3:44
11.One Way Out --> 2:39
12.S.O.S. 5:50
Second Set
13.Tuning, Hunter poetry 1:48
14.Thirty Days 3:49
15.St. Louis Blues 5:00
16.Tuning 0:58
17.Route 66 3:52
18.Unknown 7:14
Disc 1 Total:74:26
Disc 2 - 74:55
19.Tuning 1:24
20.Unknown 6:24
21./Rock & Roll Music 3:29
22.Barry talk, Intros 1:53
23.You Can't Judge A Book 5:38
24.Intro, Talk, Tuning 2:19
25.Crooked Judge 4:51
26.Tuning 1:17
27.Minglewood Blues 4:58
28.Tuning 1:20
29.Dancin' Fool 4:16
30.Highway 61 Revisited 4:56
31.Intros, Tuning 2:00
32.How Blue Can You Get 9:05
Encore
33.Tuning, Talk 2:48
34.Promontory Rider --> 5:49
35.Jesse James 12:24
Total:149:21


Source: 1st Gen Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D6, Sony Mics
Taper: Bob Leonardis
Digitized by: Roger Miller


Lineage: CASS/1 > WAV > FLAC

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Robert HunterGuitar, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Guests:
Matthew KellyHarp
Norton BuffaloHarp, Vocals
Mike WilhelmGuitar, Vocals
David CohenSaxophone
David NelsonGuitar, Vocals
Kathi McDonaldVocals

johncipollina.com also lists Michael DeJong, Richard Olsen, Greg Anton, Mark Unobsky, and David Bennett Cohen




Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA, March 24, 1983



Tracks
Disc 1
1.Who Makes the Moves?9:25
2.One Way Out4:59
3.Butcher's Boy7:35
4.Amagamalin Street5:42
5.San Francisco3:57
6.Blind Man3:30
7.tuning and talking2:20
8.Streetwise4:56
9.Mojo Navigator7:35
10.Jesse James8:11
11.Route 663:22
12.? B Melton song9:11
13.? R Hunter song7:06
Total:77:55
Disc 2
1.Colorado Town9:07
2.? J Cippo song 6:05
3.Passing Thru ?4:23
4.Don't Drop That H-bomb4:36
5.Franklin's Tower7:07
6.Donovan's Reef -->5:54
7.Codeine6:21
8.Promontory Rider5:39
Total:49:15


audience master recorded by ? with ?. i received the 1st gen TDK SA 90 cassettes from BULLE75 who received his copy from the master taper who he used to meet at shows he attend while living in L.A. in the 80s

i am quite familiar with the 3 missing songtitles but somehow they just escape me now

from asking around it seems this is not making its round in digital format yet... so thanks to BULLE75 for sending me his 1st gen cassettes

transferred and upload to dime by hanwaker 2008-07

transfer by hanwaker in july 2008
1st gen cass played back on nakamichi cr7e azimuth aligned --> edirol 04 (16-44)
edi --> HD ..smoothed in nero.. tracked in cdwave--wav--> flac (8)

Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinalead guitar
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, backing vocals
Spencer Dryden drums



Country Club, Reseda, CA, March 25, 1983

As circulated November 2021

Tracks
Disc 1
1....Who Makes The Moves? *7:27
2.-> Amagamalin Street *4:02
3.-> San Francisco3:59
4.Rock Around The Clock * > BM chat3:17
5.Babylon9:19
6.St. Louis Blues *5:05
7.Do The Dance (inc band intro)12:31
8.Jesse James *7:34
9.Streetwise * > tuning4:31
10.Closer10:19
Disc 2
1.Take A Whiff On Me > tuning, JC chat4:56
2.One Way Out *4:24
3.Butcher Boy > tuning8:44
Total:87:13


3rd gen analog sbd

Notes:
- most likely incomplete (but all I have)
- "Who Makes The Moves" fades in
- cut in "Do The Dance" (tape flip) repaired
- Barry greets the greater LA area before Babylon
- John states this show to be on a Friday (before "One Way Out"), so the date seems to be correct (03-25 was a Friday)


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinalead guitar
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals (*)
Peter Albinbass, backing vocals
Spencer Dryden drums



Kabuki Nightclub, San Francisco, CA, April 9, 1983

Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1
1.Who Makes The Moves? 6:36
2.Amagamalin Street 4:27
3.// Boys In The Barroom 1:07
4.talk 1:51
5.I Can't Dance 3:45
6.One Way Out 3:11
7.talk 1:17
8.San Francisco 5:22
9.Slack String Quartet > 5:53
10.The Dance 9:22
11.// Blindman 5:04
12.Mojo Navigator 6:50
Disc 1 Total:54:50
Set 2
Disc 2
1.Streetwise 4:50
2.Love Machine 7:16
3.St Louis Blues > 4:48
4.Love 3:42
5.Passing Through 4:27
6.Shake, Rattle & Roll > Blue Suede Shoes > 6:45
7.SOS 6:50
8.Franklin's Tower 5:27
9.Closer 21:42
10.Promontory Rider 6:14
Disc 2 Total:72:05
Total:126:55


SBD > ? > CDR > cdrparanoia > WAV > edits > FLAC
FLAC conversion by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew@happyhippie.com)

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Notes:
-d1t01: tape damage for the first 13 seconds.
-d2t10: a few minor skips in the first minute and at 4:02, 5:54
-d1t01 through d1t04 have lower sound quality than the rest of the show, possibly due to sound checking at the beginning of the show.




Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar
Robert Hunteracoustic guitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Dryden drums
Guests:
Greg Elmoredrums
Charlie Musselwhiteharmonica
Pete Searsbass
Michael Wilhelmguitar
Sebastiancongas
Richard Olsensaxophone


Kabuki Nightclub, San Francisco, CA, April 9, 1983

Tracks
Set 1
1.Who Makes The Moves? *7:02
2.Amagamalin Street *4:36
3....Boys In The Barroom * > MC, chat2:05
4.I Can't Dance (1) > chat4:39
5.One Way Out * > PS CM GE intro4:26
6.San Francisco (1) (2) (3)4:36
7.Slack String Quartet * (1) (2) (3)6:11
8.-> Do The Dance (1) (2) (3) > PS CM MW outro10:05
9....Blind Man # //2:55
10.Mojo Navigator > set ending chat7:16
Set 2
1.Wavy Gravy intro > Streetwise *5:00
2.Love Machine7:41
3.St. Louis Blues *5:03
4.-> Got Love3:49
5.Passing Through * > MW RO intro5:00
6.Shake, Rattle & Roll (3) (6)4:39
7.-> Blue Suede Shoes (3) (6)2:28
8.-> SOS (3) (6)7:19
9.Franklin's Tower *5:44
10.Closer (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (inc band intro, solos, thanks to dancer & SF Lightworks)22:55
Encore
11.Promontory Rider * > applause6:20
Total:129:59


unknown analog audience recording
digital transfer 2021-04


Notes:
- (1) w/ Charlie Musselwhite - Harmonica
- (2) w/ Pete Sears - Bass
- (3) w/ Michael Wilhelm - Guitar, Vocals
- (4) w/ Greg Elmore - Drums
- (5) w/ Sebastian - Congas
- (6) w/ Richard Olsen - Saxophone
- Introduction Set 02 by Wavy Gravy
- "Boys In The Barroom" fades in
- "Blind Man" fades in; cuts at end
- taper paused between several songs
- sbd of show is in circulation ( https://archive.org/details/dino1983-04-09.flac16 ), this is the audience-recorded companion


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar
Robert Hunteracoustic guitar, vocals (*)
Peter Albinbass, vocals (#)
Spencer Dryden drums



SFSU Barbery Coast Room, San Francisco, CA, April 20, 1983, "2pm show"

Tracks
1.Who Makes The Moves
2.Amagamalin Street
3.
4.One Thing To Try
5.Rock & Roll Music *
6.*
7.Slack String Quartet
8.Butcher Boy "cut"
9.Butcher Boy
10.Blindman
11.Mona **
12.Street Wise
13.SOS
14.Promontory Rider
Total:


Note: 08.>09.= That damn tape flip...Bad Greeney!!!???

Sony D 6Master Tape > WAV, Stereo, 44.100kHz, 16bit > flac
Using Creative Sound Card Audio Recorder
Taped and upped by Greeney55

Here's an uncirculated "Dinosaurs" show and you thought there weren't anymore? This was a real spur of the moment show and not many knew about it and there were only about 200 folks there. It was a show at 2pm in the afternoon so enjoy this new one??? This is a great show here. The same day I went to see "WAR" at The Old Waldrof at 8pm and taped that one to.

I was a big Dinosaurs fan and went to all their bay area shows. Have some shows that I taped that are up on the archive but mine are a bit better than some of those so I may be putting some of those up as well if you all show interest? I taped their 1st + last shows with Hunter and the Rodney Albin benefit among them. Let me know if you want some?

Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals, Cigarette
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Robert HunterGuitar, Vocals
Spencer Dryden Drums
Richard RalstonHorn ("The Charlatans")*
Chuck BernsteinDrums ("It's A Beautiful Day")**
Wavy GravyMC

johncipoolina.com live tapes lists Richie Olsen, (John?) Sebastian, Fritz Kasten, Chuck Bernstein



Porter Hall, U.C.S.C., Santa Cruz, CA, May 20, 1983

Tracks
First Set - 71:59
Disc 1
01.Who Makes The Moves 7:44
02.One Way Out 3:12
03.Talk, Tuning 1:24
04.Got Love 5:23
05.Amagamalin Street 4:47
06.Butcher's Boy 8:10
07.Talk, Tuning 2:24
08.One Thing To Try 5:15
09.Talk, Tuning 2:45
10.I Can't Dance 4:20
11.Blind Man 3:44
12.Slack String Quartet 7:45
13.We Are Like The Ocean 4:43
14.Talk 2:44
15.Motel Party Baby 7:40
Second Set - 63:48
Disc 2
16.My Darlin' Baby 2:55
17.Franklin's Tower 8:14
18.H-Bomb 4:56
19.Saint Louis Blues 4:48
20.Talkin' Money Tree 5:38
21.Jesse James 8:42
22.Jack O' Diamonds 6:12
23.Mona 7:54
24.Seventh Seal --> 1:30
25.Love Machine 13:00
Total:135:46


Source: Soundboard > ?? > MC > D5 > 1st Gen Cass, SBD
Taper: Unknown
Digitized by: Roger Miller


Lineage: 1st Gen Cass, SBD > D5 > Creative SB (PCM/16/44.1) > Roxio 7.5 > WAV > Edits > FLAC Front End (Verify; Sector Align; Level 6) > FLAC16

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Robert HunterGuitar, Vocals
Spencer Dryden Drums



Keystone, Palo Alto, CA, June 17, 1983

Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1
1.Who Makes The Moves 8:45
2.Slack String Quartet 7:39
3.Do The Dance 7:20
4.Blindman 5:19
5.angered the soundman2:03
6.Jack Of Diamonds 7:57
7.Chemical Body 7:02
8.Talkin' Money Tree 9:24
Total:54:32
Set 2
Disc 2
1.Amagamalin Street 4:41
2.Can't Be True 5:59
3.Franklin's Tower 7:28
4.Snow White Dove 8:34
5.Mona 9:15
6.Motel Row 7:01
7.Promontory Rider 8:18
8.f**k n pacemakers 2:27
9.Need A Helping Hand6:30
10.MC announces goodnight 0:17
Total:60:36


MSC > nero > flac

chain link SBD patch - some empty spots from up the chain - cleaned as best as possible

other opening bands were The Mark Castro Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage

a Wolf in Paradise Project

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel?
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Peter Albin
Merl Saunders
Spencer Dryden



Phoenix Theater, Petaluma, CA, June 18, 1983

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Who Makes The Moves ~>9:00
2.Slack String Quartet 7:26
3.Snow White Dove 9:26
4.Blindman 4:40
5.I Can't Dance 7:22
6.If You're In A Hurry8:17
7.Tiger Rose 3:46
8.Motel Row 7:17
Total:57:19
Disc 2
1.Don't Drop That H-Bomb5:19
2.Tell Ol' Bill 4:56
3.Just A Vagabond 7:38
4.Mona 11:43
5.Franklin's Tower 7:19
6.30 Days 3:45
7.I've Grown Closer 17:58
8.Promontory Rider 7:54
Total:66:38


MSC > nero > flac

a Wolf in Paradise Project

other opening band was the New Riders of the Purple Sage

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel?
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Peter Albin
Merl Saunders
Spencer Dryden


Phoenix Theater, Petaluma, CA, June 18, 1983 (Incomplete)

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Who Make's The Moves > Slack String Quartet
2.Butcher Boy
3.Blindman
4.I Can't Dance
5.One Thing To Try
6.Tiger Rose
7.Motel Party Baby
8.H-Bomb
9.Tell Ol' Bill
Total:
Disc 2
10.Just A Vagabond
11.Mona
12.Franklin's Tower "Cut"
Total:


Not included..Sorry:
13.Thirty Days
14.Closer
15.Promontory Rider

Find conclusion on Internet Archive.

Sony D6 Master Tape > WAV, Stereo, 44.100kHz, 16bit > flac
Using Creative Sound Card Audio Recorder

Taped and upped by Greeney55
"Not Circulated"

Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals, cigarette
Spencer Drydendrums
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals



Live In Concert Promo cassette tape, 1983

Received February 2022.

Cassette



Tracks
1.San Francisco 3:59
2.Amagamalin Street * 5:09
3.Mona # 8:30
4.Who Makes the Moves? > crowd, "Thank you very"// * 7:29
5.I Can't Dance // 6:06
Total:31:15


"This tape (see below) came to me from the girlfriend of the person who promoted the Dinosaurs 7/16/83 performance in Seattle, WA: https://etreedb.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=82063"
"According to him, this tape was made by the band and distributed to local radio stations to promote the performance. The "Not for Air Play" wording doesn't support that explanation, though. More importantly, if the promoter had made these tapes, either at the show or otherwise, I believe he would have told me. When he says that the band made the tape, I tend to believe that's accurate."


Personnel?
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals #
Spencer Drydendrums
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals *



Starry Night, Portland, OR, July 14, 1983

Set 2 only.

Tracks
Set 2
1.White Shoes Blues (1)
2.Deportee (1)
3.The Cuckoo
4.I Can't Dance
5.One Thing To Try
6.Love
7.Reelin' & Rockin' (2)
8.Mojo Navigator
9.Promontory Rider
10.Jesse James
Encore:
11.Motel Party Baby
12.The Bomb Song
Total:


2nd gen analog sbd
source proivided by MF
digital transfer 2021-04


Notes:
- Set 02 only (all I located from this source)
- (1) w/Jim Page - Vocals, Guitar
- (2) w/Novato Frank - Vocals, Guitar
- "White Shoes Blues" cuts in on my copy
- "Reelin' & Rockin'" cuts in middle on my copy (tape flip)
- "The Bomb Song" cuts off at very end of my copy
- these missing pieces were patched from other source: MASTER CASSETTE > 1ST GEN CASSETTE > NACHAMICHI > SONY CD-W33 > CD > ITUNES 16/48 WAV > XACT FLAC8 (Kewyser/DeCosta source)


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals, cigarette
Spencer Drydendrums
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals



4th Avenue Tavern, Olympia, WA, July 15, 1983

Sbd Partial (severson.miller.sirmick)

Tracks
1.// Landlord *
2.New York Town *
3.Jack Of Diamonds
4.Colorado Town
5.Mona
Total:


Source: SBD > Sony TC-D5M > Cassette Master - taped by Mark Severson
Transfer: Master Cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A > Tascam DA-3000 > DSF 1-bit/5.6 MHz - transferred by Charlie Miller
Lineage:DSF 1-bit/5.6 MHz > dBpoweramp > wav 24/96 > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope RX 7 Advanced > wav 16/44.1 > CD Wave > Flac 16


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spender Drydendrums
Jim Pageguitar, vocals *


Thanks to Mark Severson for sharing his recording.
Thanks to Charlie Miller for the transfer

edited and mastered
SIRMick, June 2020

4th Avenue Tavern, Olympia, WA, July 15, 1983

Analog sbd 3rd gen (MSM)

Tracks
Disc 1 - Set 1
1.Who Makes The Moves *9:40
2.Slack String Quartet *7:43
3.Got Love5:36
4.Amagamalin Street3:40
5.Do The Dance > chat11:07
6.Blind Man4:04
7.One Thing To Try6:52
8.Closer13:51
Set 1 Total:62:38
Disc 2 - Set 2
1.chat > White Shoe Blues (1) > chat8:08
2.Zurich (1) > chat5:13
3.Landlord (1) (2) > chat8:56
4.New York Town (3) > chat5:31
5.Jack-O-Diamonds7:49
6.Colorado Town > chat9:07
Encore:
7.Mona8:57
Set 2 Total:53:43
Total:116:21


Analog sbd 3rd gen -> Dat -> Cdr
(* audience recording)
transfer to DAT made ca 2003 by mossa

vocals lower in the mix 101, 102, start of 107
volume/balance variations in 106, 204


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Robert HunterGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spender DrydenDrums
 
(1) Jim PageGuitar, Vocals
(2) w/Dinosaurs band members backing JP
(3) w/Jim PageVocals


Notes: I thought this is in wide circulation until SirMick upped this to LL several days ago w/notice "first source in circulation".
So I jumped downstairs to the vault and grabbed my old cd's - here you go with more of this little beauty...
it's a 3rd fgen sbd I received in the mid 80's on cassettes by my longtime trading friend MF from Portland, OR (hope you're doing fine these days).
Unfortunately there were lots of problems on the recording (levels, poor mix, channel drop-outs etc) which I tried to eliminate the best I can.
The Jim Page song titles are how I got this, so right or wrong??


Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA, July 16, 1983

Tracks
1.tuning > intro1:33
2.Who Makes The Moves? *8:30
3.Slack String Quartet
4.Got Love
5.Amagamalin Street
6.Blind Man #
7.S.O.S.(aka "Save Our Soul")
8.Franklin's Tower *
9.Closer (includes band intros)
Set 2
1.tuning
2.Mojo Navigator
3.Jack O' Diamonds *
4.Colorado Town
5.tuning/banter
6.Motel Party Baby
7.Thought Dream
8.Streetwise *
9.Promontory Rider *
10.Boys In The Barroom
11.Mona >
12.Landlord %8:02
Total:126:13


Source: Nakamichi 700's > Sony TC-D5M > Master Cassette - taped by Mark Severson
Transfer: Master Cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A > Tascam DA-3000 > DSF 1-bit/5.6 MHz - transferred by Charlie Miller
Lineage:DSF 1-bit/5.6 MHz >dBpoweramp > wav 24/96 > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope RX 7 Advanced > wav 16/44.1 > CD Wave > Flac16


Comments:
- Jim Page also played.
Notes:
- "Closer" has been patched with Ray De Costa's sbd - Thank you Ray.

Thanks to Mark Severson for this recording.
Thanks to Charlie Miller for the transfer.

edited and mastered
SIRMick, May 2020

Personnel?
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar
Peter Albinbass, vocals #
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals *
Spencer Dryden drums
Jim Pageguitar, vocals %
Frank Bonomolo (Novato Frank)harmonica?



Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, July 30, 1983

Tracks
1.Who Makes The Moves? *6:54
2.-> Slack String Quartet *7:50
3.// Got Love2:28
4.// Blind Man # //3:31
5.// The Cuckoo * // > chat, crowd4:07
6.Mona % (1) (inc band intro) 9:17
7.// One Thing To Try *6:00
8.// Mean Old World (2)6:56
9.// "We got time for one more here" Save Our Souls4:53
Encore:
10.Promontory Rider *5:21
Total:57:20


unknown gen analog audience recording
digital transfer 2021-07


Notes:
- most likely the taper paused between songs
- "Got Love" cuts in
- "Blind Man" cuts in and out
- "The Cuckoo" has speed problems in middle of song; cuts in and off
- "One Thing To Try" cuts in and off at very end
- "Mean Old World" cuts in
- "Save Our Souls" cuts in
- Hunter's vocals are quiet
- (1) w/ Chuck Bernstein - Drums; Sebastian (Nickollsen??) - Congas
- (2) w/ Luther Tucker - Vocals, Guitar


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals %
Peter Albinbass, vocals #
Robert Hunterguitar, harmonica?, vocals *
Spencer Dryden drums



Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, CO, September 16, 1983

Tracks
Disc 1 - 51:56
1.Who Makes the Moves?
2.Slack String Quartet
3.Colorado Town
4.Blind Man
5.Amagamallin Street
6.Butcher's Boy
7.Motel Party Baby
Disc 2 - 55:52
1.Independence Day
2.I Can't Dance
3.The Cuckoo (Jack Of Diamonds)
4.Do the Dance
5.Franklin's Tower *
6.Mona
Total:107:49


* w/ Promontory Rider Tease

2nd gen analog audience recording

Notes:
- Another one from deep down in the box, the boys are in excellent mood, funny stories an nice music - one of my Dinosaurs favourites. If there's a sbd out there - please upload


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Robert Hunterguitar, harmonica?, vocals
Spencer Dryden drums



Salt Air Pavillion, Salt Lake City, UT, September 17, 1983

Tracks
Disc 1
1.// Who Makes The Moves 2:34
2.Slack String Quartet 5:57
3.San Francisco 4:20
4.Blindman 5:29
5.Jack O' Diamonds 7:30
6.Mona 7:50
7.Mojo Navigator 7:51
8.Streetwise 3:26
Total:45:00
Disc 2
1.Wild About My Baby 8:13
2.Independence Day 10:27
3.Hokey Pokey 10:14
4.Motel Party Baby 7:07
5.Amagamalin Street // 4:45
Total:40:48


Source: SBD
Lineage: cass > ? > cdr > cdrparanoia > WAV > edits > FLAC
FLAC conversion by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew@happyhippie.com)


Notes:
- I removed 2 second gaps between each track and retracked so tuning and banter were at the end of each track.
- There are a few minor skips (d1t05 0:57; d2t03 6:05).


This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel?
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguiatr
Peter Albinbass
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals
Spencer Dryden drums
David LaFlammeelectric violin



Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, September 24, 1983

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Jesse James
2.Reelin' & Pitchin'
3.Mona
4.In The Pines
5.One Thing To Try
6.Butcher Boy
Disc 2
7.Independence Day
8.-> Hokey Pokie
9.Sloop John B
10.-> T. For Texas
11.-> Got Love
12.-> Who Makes The Moves?
Total:92:37


2nd gen analog audience recording
digital transfer 2021-04


Notes:
- this was given to me as sbd source, but imo this is an -excellent- audience recording
- taper paused between songs


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals
Spencer Dryden drums



Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, October 14, 1983

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1./Who Makes The Moves? --> 9:07
2.unknown 4:07
3.Closer 13:08
4.Blind Man 3:21
5.Jack O' Diamonds --> 7:23
6.I Can't Dance 4:52
7.talk 1:15
8.Mona 8:23
Second Set
9.talk 1:12
10.Reelin' And A Pitchin' 5:46
11.The Dance 8:13
12.Independence Day 6:55
Disc 2
13.Mojo Navigator 6:17
14.Amagamalin Street 4:55
15.talk, tuning 1:37
16.Motel Party Baby 7:50
Encores
17.Promontory Rider --> 5:16
18.Jesse James 7:47
Total:


Source: Master Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D6, Realistic Mics
Location: Balcony
Taper: Roger Miller
Digitized by: Roger Miller


Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollina Guitar, Vocals
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
Peter Albin Bass, Vocals
Robert Hunter Guitar, Vocals
Spencer Dryden Drums



Keystone Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA, October 15, 1983 (Incomplete)

Tracks
Set 1
1.Radiation 6:24
2.What Can It Be 3:44
3.Blindman 4:39
4.Closer 10:46
5.Jack O'Diamonds 7:10
6.I Can't Dance 5:40
7.talk 1:08
8.Mona7:53
Set 2
9.Who Makes The Moves? 6:51
10.Reelin And A-Pitchin 4:57
11.everybody go insane 0:57
12.Butcher's Boy 7:03
13.Independence Day 8:28
14.unknown song// 1:41
Total:77:29


SBD > ? > cassette > cdr > cdrparanoia > WAV > repairs > FLAC
FLAC conversion by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew@happyhippie.com)

t01: volume fluctuations
t03: 2:55 click

Possibly w/ Skip Spence (on t14)

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Keystone Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA, October 15, 1983

Circulated May 2021.

Tracks
Set 1 - 51:11
Disc 1
1.Seventh Seal6:39
2.What Can It Be? *4:19
3.Blind Man # > chat5:49
4.Closer 11:26
5.The Cuckoo *7:45
6.I Can't Dance > chat, tuning6:59
7.Mona % > "Thank you. We'll see you in a bit."8:11
Set 2 - 68:17
Disc 2
1.Who Makes The Moves? * > chat7:13
2.Reelin And A-Pitchin' * > chat, tuning, crowd "please go mad after this song"7:58
3.Butcher's Boy > tuning7:27
4.Independence Day * > tuning, SS intro11:14
5.We Shall Be So Free (1) > SS outro, chat, tuning6:04
6.Motel Party Baby %6:23
7.Amagamalin Street *5:12
8.Hokey Pokey > band intro, "Thank you very much"9:39
Encore
9.Jesse James * > "Thank you again everybody. Good night"7:03
Total:119:29


1st gen analog sbd recording
digital transfer 2021-05


Notes:
- (1) w/ Skip Spence - Vocals
- "We Shall Be So Free" - song title taken from j-card
- According to a comment on the LMA recording:
"jmci - January 23, 2010
Subject: Confirmed: Skip Spence
I met and talked with Skip at this show and have a photo of him playing. He borrowed Barry's guitar and Barry watched Skip like a hawk during his song. He may have done another song also, but I'm not certain. This song's title could be "Fall For Me" or "You'll Fall For Me.""


Personnel
John Cipollina Guitars, Vocals %
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
Peter Albin Bass, Vocals #
Robert Hunter Guitar, Harmonica?, Vocals *
Spencer Dryden Drums



Cabaret, Cotati, CA, November 5, 1983
Audience, Complete



Tracks
Early Show
Disc 1
1./Who Makes The Moves 9:37
2.Reelin' And A Pitchin' 5:23
3.Love Machine 7:23
4.Barry talk 1:23
5.Blind Man 4:14
6.Jack O' Diamonds 8:49
7.Intro, John talk 1:55
8.Tuning 0:54
9.Motel Party Baby 7:56
10.Colorado Town 6:46
11.Intro, Tuning 0:58
12.Crooked Judge * 5:57
13.Worried Man * 6:04
14.San Francisco 5:33
Disc 1 Total
Disc 2
Encore
15.Jesse James 11:18
Late Show
16.Slack String Quartet --> 6:07
17.The Dance 10:32
18.Amagamalin Street 6:46
19.Joke, Tuning 1:03
20.H-Bomb 5:05
21.John talk 1:19
22.Mona 9:48
23.Dance talk 1:16
24.I Can't Dance 3:19
25.Streetwise 4:47
26.Closer 13:54
Disc 2 Total
Disc 3
Encore
27.Dinos crew credit 0:37
28.Independence Day 9:29
Disc 3 Total


Source: Master Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D6, Realistic Mics
Taper: Roger Miller
Digitized by: Roger Miller


Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollina Guitar, Vocals
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
Peter Albin Bass, Vocals
Robert Hunter Guitar, Vocals
Spencer Dryden Drums
Guest
* with David Nelson


Cabaret, Cotati, CA, November 5, 1983
Soundboard, Set 2 only

As circulated March 2021.



Tracks
Set 2
1.tuning > intro > Slack String Quartet *7:18
2."Thank you. Good evening." > The Dance > tuning11:12
3.Amagamalin Street * > chat7:10
4.H-Bomb Song > chat6:17
5.Mona # > chat10:29
6.I Can't Dance > chat3:26
7.Streetwise *4:35
8.Closer (inc band intro) > "Thank you very much everybody", thanks to crew etc14:01
Encore:
9.Independence Day * > "Good night. Thank you. Thank you very much"9:19
Total73:51


1st gen analog sbd -> PC


Notes: - complete show is available as audience recording on LMA at https://archive.org/details/dinosaurs1983-11-05.aud.flac16

Personnel
John Cipollina Guitar, Vocals #
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
Peter Albin Bass, Vocals
Robert Hunter Guitar, Vocals *
Spencer Dryden Drums



Marin Center, San Rafael, CA, November 30, 1983

As circulated April 2021.



Tracks
1.// Slack String Quartet *5:33
2.// Got Love2:26
3.// Blind Man #3:28
4.// The Cuckoo * //3:16
5.chat > Mona % (inc SD intro)9:56
6.// One Thing To Try *5:53
7.// Save Our Souls3:01
8.Promontory Rider * > "Thank you very much", crowd5:22
Total39:00


unknown gen analog audience recording


Notes:
- w/Chuck Bernstein - congas
- taper paused the machine between songs, that's why most of the songs cut in and/or out
- vocals low in the mix, especially Hunter's
- some strange noises in t4, ?mic rubbing


Personnel
John Cipollina Guitar, Vocals %
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
Peter Albin Bass, Vocals #
Robert Hunter Guitar, Vocals *
Spencer Dryden Drums



Chico's, Cabo, CA, December 2, 1983



Tracks
Set One
Disc One
1.Who Makes The Moves?
(early beginning missing, fades in)
7:59(R. Hunter, B. Melton)
2.Slack String Quartet7:06
3.Blindman 7:08
4.Love 4:50
5.Jack O'Diamonds 7:24
6.Colorado Town 8:33
7.Who Do You Love (Tease) >
Mona //
4:10
(E. McDaniel)
Disc 1 Total47:13
Disc Two
1.A Bomb On Me (fragments)
Beginning of Set Two
Jesse James (1 ch missing for a few seconds)9:57
2.// Pastures of Plenty4:36
3.Reelin' and Rockin' 4:40
4.The Dance >
Jam
(fades out and the tape gets a little funny at the end)
8:09
Disc 2 Total27:24


Awesome and really rare soundboard


1st generation tape > eq > cd > plextor tool pro e. > wav > flac


Well, since i decided to upload a Dinosaurs' show, when i had a look in my tapes' vault and saw around 200 different shows, the problem was what to choose... I picked up this cause in my mind is it one of the best 1983 performances, and even if the show is not complete cause some music is missing like is it explained in the text file, i think this concert shows perfectely how those guys can really rock! Beside that, there are a couple of songs only few times played by Dinosaurs, and the Cipollina guitar that day was simply stunning... we are plenty of time for all the other shows still laying in my vault...

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollina
Barry "The Fish" Melton
Peter Albin
Spencer Dryden
Robert Hunter



Mojo's, Arcata, CA, December 3, 1983



Tracks
Set 1 - Disc 1 - 57:28
1.Who Makes The Moves?
2.Slack String Quartet
3.Butcher's Boy
4.Blind Man
5.Mona
6.Amagamallin Street
7.Closer/ fades out
Set 2 - Disc 2 - 74:06
1....Babylon
2.Reelin' And A-Pitchin'
3.Do The Dance
4.Promontory Rider
5.Hokey Pokey
6.Fire On The Mountains
7.I Had A Dream (?)
8....Motel Party Baby
Encore
9....The Cuckoo (Jack Of Diamonds)
Total131:34


3rd gen analog sbd cassette

Notes:
- Again from the shoebox. Soundwise this might have had a dbx-nr. generation in the line (anybody knows this nr system from long time ago?) generation in the line. Never found this better....


Personnel
John Cipollina
Barry "The Fish" Melton
Peter Albin
Spencer Dryden
Robert Hunter



O. T. Price's Music Hall, Soquel, CA, December 10, 1983

Billed as Barry "The Fish" Melton Band
with Barry Melton of Country Joe & "The Fish", John
Cipollina of Quicksilver, Merel Saunders & legendary "Pre-
historic" S.F. Friends.

As circulated May 2021.

Poster

Tracks
Set 1 - 63:03
1.crowd chatter > San Francisco5:24
2.-> Got Love > band intro5:06
3.Jealous Kind *7:53
4.-> Blind Man # > chat5:28
5.Motel Party Baby %7:28
6.Betty And Dupree9:11
7.Boogie On Reggae Woman *5:52
8.Closer > "We'll be back, don't go away"16:37
Set 2 - 52:58
1.Stagger Lee4:32
2.High Heeled Sneakers *5:12
3.Hold On To The Good Times > tuning5:48
4.Mona %11:41
5.Do The Dance > "We've got time for one more"12:33
6.Built For Comfort * > "goodnight" > applause4:22
Encore
7.Save Our Souls > applause8:47
Total116:02


2nd gen analog audience recording
digital transfer 2021-05


Notes:
- w/out Robert Hunter
- w/ Merl Saunders - Keyboards, Vocals(*) for whole show
- billed as Dinosaurs, but most likely the first MuSiC show (Fish and Chip w/Merl Saunders)


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals %
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals #
Spencer DrydenDrums



Artista Party, Recreation Center, Corte Madera, CA, December 17, 1983

As circulated Augsut 2020.

CD inner



Tracks
Set 1 - 45:59
1.Who Makes The Moves? *12:16
2.-> Slack String Quartet *7:26
3.Do The Dance8:27
4.Blind Man # > JC intro, tuning5:40
5.Motel Party Baby % > chat6:30
6.The Cuckoo (Jack Of Diamonds) * > "See you in a few minutes"5:28
Set 2 - 36:26
7.Wavy Gravy announcing the "Nobody For President" campaign (1)1:39
8.Reelin' And A-Pitchin' * > MD intro (2)5:54
9.Who's Out There Peepin' In My Window &4:39
10.Hold On To The Good Times5:42
xx.Fire On The Mountain (missing)
xx.Mona (missing)
Total63:48


Notes:
- a great show with nice sound. My tape lists FOTM & Mona but these are missing on my copy.
- (1) - Wavy Gravy promotes the Dec 22nd campaign at Union Square. San Francisco, CA; Hunter/Melton appeared there
- (2) - someone says "right now we've got Michael Dijon sitting in with us, playing guitar". The next track is sung by a different person, who sounds a lot like Mike Wilhelm to me


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals %
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals #
Spencer DrydenDrums
Robert HunterGuitar, Vocals *, Harmonica
Michaek Dijon? Wilhelm?Guitar, Vocals $



Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, January 28, 1984

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Reelin and A-Pitchin 5:27
2.Love 4:09
3.tuning and banter 1:04
4.Blindman 3:38
5.Jack O'Diamonds7:16
6.banter and band intro 2:30
7.Motel Party Baby 6:43
8.S.F. Shuffle 3:51
9.tuning 0:49
10.Fire on the Mountain 10:12
Disc 2
1.Butcher's Boy 7:57
2.tuning and banter 1:37
3.Jesse James 7:50
4.New Speedway Boogie4:35
5.Worried Man Blues2:59
6.Who Makes the Moves 10:41
7.Slack String Quartet 7:04
8.The Dance //2:55


Source: SBD

Lineage: Cass (unknown gens) > wav > flac > wav > remaster by SIRMick > flac

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Hunteracoustic guitar, vocals
Country Joe McDonaldguitar, vocals

Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, 28 January, 1984

Mike K soundboard recording

Tracks
1.Reelin and A-Pitchin 5:32
2.I Got Love 5:05
3.Blind Man 3:41
4.Jack O'Diamonds 7:06
5.a little banter... 2:32
6.Motel Party Baby 6:41
7.San Francisco Shuffle 4:41
8.Fire on the Mountain 10:17
9.Butcher's Boy 9:06
10.Jesse James 7:42
11.New Speedway Boogie4:38
12.Worried Man Blues2:59
13.Who Makes the Moves 10:39
14.Slack String Quartet 7:00
15.The Dance 9:00
16.Amagamalin Street 4:48
17.Please Don't Drop That H-bomb On Me7:33
18.Mona 9:58
29.Streetwise 4:48
20.Mojo Navigator 5:55
21.Independence Day 8:12
22.Come Closer 18:29
23.Promontory Rider 7:20
24.I Can't Dance 5:02
Total168:55


Source: SBD->Sony TC-D5M, Sony UCX-S90 Master Tape, Dolby B (Mono mix)

Lineage: Master Tape/Sony TC-D5M->Tascam DR-1 44.1KHz/16b->Audacity 1.3 -> CD Wave -> FLAC 7

Taped by: Mike K
Transferred by: Mike K

Country Joe opened the show with a solo acoustic set. Richard, if I recall, was 13 or so...

The first 24.2 seconds of The Dance is from the version at http://www.archive.org/details/dino1984-01-28.flac16

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Hunteracoustic guitar, vocals
Guests:
Richard Nelsonguitar on Mona
Country Joe McDonaldguitar, vocals



Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, February 4, 1984

As seeded via DimeADozen by wh1pnk in April 2006


Tracks
First Set
Disc One
1.Reelin And A-Pitchin5:44
2.Love4:11
3.Blindman3:08
4.Jack O'Diamonds7:41
5.San Francisco Shuffle7:14
6.Motel Party Baby6:09
7.Fire On The Mountain14:21
8.Butcher's Boy7:28
9.Street Wise4:02
Disc 1 Total60:01
2nd Set
Disc Two
1.New Speedway Boogie4:03
2.Pastures of Plenty3:50(Woody Guthrie)
3.Who Makes The Moves18:46
4.Slack String Quartet7:53
5.The Dance7:38
6.Mona9:41
7.Amagamalin Street5:30
M.U.S.I.C. - Keystone, Berkeley, 2-11-84:
8.Mona14:16
Disc 2 Total71:40
Total131:42


Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone > NAKCR3A > hard Drive > (Slight Bass Boost w/Sound Forge) > Flac6

A JAM Production!

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar/Fangs/Vocals
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar/Vocals
Peter AlbinBass/Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Robert HunterGuitar/Vocals



KFOG FM Archives Show, Host: Ben Fong Torres, AirDate: February 15, 1984

As circulated April 2022.



Tracks
1.Introducing John Cipollina by BFT1:01
2.Interview: John Cipollina on "Revolution" movie1:11
3.QMS: Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You (from Revolution Soundtrack)5:11
4.QMS: Codine (from Revolution Soundtrack)5:28
5.Introducing Peter Albin by BFT1:00
6.Big Brother & The Holding Company: Summertime (from Cheap Thrills)4:04
7.Big Brother & The Holding Company: Bye, Bye Baby (from Big Brother & The Holding Company)2:30
8.Interview: John Cipollina on the founding of the Dinosaurs1:53
9.Interview: Barry Melton0:51
10.Dinosaurs: Butcher's Boy (Live, 1984-01-28, Wolfgangs, San Francisco)7:35
11.Country Joe & The Fish: Love (from Electric Music For The Mind And Body)2:18
12.Country Joe & The Fish: Sad And Lonely Times (from Electric Music For The Mind And Body)2:25
13.Interview: Spencer Dryden on Robert Hunter joining the band0:49
14.Interview: Robert Hunter0:37
15.Robert Hunter: Tiger Rose (from Tiger Rose)3:19
16.Robert Hunter: Reuben & Cerise (from Jack-o-Roses)5:18
17.Interview: Spencer Dryden0:40
18.Jefferson Airplane: Go To Her (from Early Flight)4:06
19.Jefferson Airplane: Plastic Fantastic Lover (from Surrealistic Pillow)3:45
20.Interview: Melton, Cipollina on the future of the band1:15
21.Dinosaurs: Who Makes The Moves? (Live)7:28
22.Outro0:29
Total63:25
Total w/o officially released songs24:57


unknown gen analog fm recording (tape provided by TB)
digital transfer 2022-04 (24-48)



Keystone, Palo Alto, CA, February 18, 1984



Tracks
Set One
Disc One
1."turn the sound on!"1:46
2.Reelin And A-Pitchin6:12
3.Love > 4:34
4.Blindman 5:32
5.Motel Party Baby 6:08
6.Jack O'Diamonds 8:47
7.talk 2:24
8.I Can't Dance 5:00
9.// Amagamalin Street5:12
10.talk 2:03
11.Please Don't Drop That H-Bomb On Me5:39
Total53:23
Set Two
Disc Two
1.Gypsy Parlor Light * >
New Speedway Boogie
6:03
2.Pastures of Plenty3:12
3.Who Makes The Moves11:23
4.Slack String Quartet9:09
5.// The Dance13:30
6.Mona 13:39(E. McDaniel)
Encore
7.Fire on the Mountain8:39
8.Closer 9:51
Total75:30

* First time Gypsy Parlor Light was performed, although only the first few verses

SBD > cass > ? > CDR > cdrparanoia > WAV > edits > FLAC

FLAC conversion by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew@happyhippie.com)

Notes:
-A few tracks might have been normalized, so I de-amplified them to make them the same volume as the rest of the tracks.
-sound levels fluctuate a bunch during Reelin And A-Pitchin as the soundmen fix things. The mix is much better by Love, perfect by set 2.


This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals



Cabaret, Cotati, CA, March 2, 1984 (Early show only)

Uploaded to LMA, January 2006.

Flyer

This is supposed to be from 1990, but they played Portland, OR on March 2, 1990; March 2 was a Friday in both years.



Tracks
Early Show
1.Reelin And A Pitchin' 5:59
2.Got Love 4:49
3.Blind Man 4:16
4.Intro, Talk 1:49
5.I Can See Clearly Now * 5:07
6.Jack O' Diamonds 9:50
7.Intro, Talk 1:53
8.Motel Party Baby 6:27
9.Mountains in Dreamland Ships On The Mountains 4:38
10.Fire On The Mountain 10:07
11.Closer 14:41
Encore
12.Promontory Rider 5:47
Total

Source: Soundboard > ?? > MC > D5 > 1st Gen Cass, SBD
Taper: Unknown
Digitized by: Roger Miller


Lineage: 1st Gen Cass, SBD > D5 > Creative SB (PCM/16/44.1) > Roxio 7.5 > WAV > Edits > FLAC Front End (Verify; Sector Align; Level 6) > FLAC16

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Dinosaurs section of of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals
Guest
* Jennifer AlbinVocals


Cabaret, Cotati, CA, March 2, 1984

As circulated May 2021.



Tracks
Early Show - 73:08
1.Reelin' & Pitchin' *5:47
2.Got Love4:37
3.-> Blind Man # (aka Show Me The Way) > chat, PA & JA intro5:50
4.I Can See Clearly Now (1)5:03
5.The Cuckoo * (aka Jack O'Diamonds) > chat11:07
6.Motel Party Baby % > chat, tuning6:21
7.Mountains in Dreamland Ships On The Mountains4:49
8.Fire On The Mountain *9:17
9.-> Closer > "Thank you, good night. Thank you. Thanks to the light show, Terry Garthwaite"14:37
Encore:
10.Promontory Rider * > applause5:35
Late Show - 79:05
1.// The Eleven *2:00
2.-> Who Makes The Moves? *12:41
3.// Slack String Quartet * > chat9:59
4.I Can't Dance > tuning5:37
5.Amagamalin Street * > tuning6:35
6.Mojo Navigator > tuning, chat8:47
7.Mona %10:39
8.Independence Day * > chat9:18
9.Mama Don't Allow (2)4:42
10.Walkin' Blues (2)4:05
11.You Can't Hurt Me No More (2)4:38T
Total152:14


2nd gen analog sbd recording
digital transfer 04-2021

Notes:
- "The Eleven" cuts in (Hunter solo)
- "Slack String Quartet" cuts in
- (1) w/Jennifer Albin - Vocals
- (2) w/Nick Gravenites - Guitar, Vocals
- scan of cover (w/wrong setlist) included
- some low hum/hiss audible in quiet spots
- some clicks/diginoise early in Slack String Quartet


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals %
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals #
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals *, ? harmonica
Terry Garthwaite
Guests:
Jennifer Albinvocals
Nick Gravenitesguitar, vocals



Starry Night Club, Portland, OR, April 28, 1984



Tracks
Disc One
1Who Makes The Moves?11:12
2Medley: Slack String Quartet / Last Flash of Rock & Roll8:40
3The Dance10:27
4Blind Man3:38
5Streetwise6:04
6Motel Party Baby7:00
7stage banter1:14
Total48:16
-- set break --
Disc Two
1stage banter0:40
2Talkin' Money Tree2:59
3I Can't Dance4:06
4Amagamalin Street6:58
5Get It All Together *7:48
6Way Down Underground *11:24
7Fire On The Mountain9:07
Total43:03
Disc Three
1stage banter1:28
2Please Don't Drop That H-Bomb On Me3:05
3Mona14:04
4Reelin' And A-Pitchin'8:34
5Butcher's Boy8:55
6Promontory Rider5:07
7Ain't It Good To Be Alive5:52
8Closer18:22
-- encore --
9Sloop John B4:27
10San Francisco Shuffle5:01
FILLER -- Encore from Country Joe McDonald's opening set:
11Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag3:14
Total78:00
Show Total169:20


Source: Sony ECM-939LT stereo mic > Toshiba KT-R2 walkman. Taped onto Maxell XL-II tapes. Mic set up in front center of balcony.

Transfer: Nakamichi Dragon (no Dolby for playback) > HHB-830 burner > EAC > WAV > Soundforge 6.0 > CD-Wave > FLAC Frontend (Feb 2006). Soundforge used to repair pops, clicks, and blurry tape pauses; plus to make fades and edits. Taped by Andrew F. Transfer by Anne Cohen.

Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Hunteracoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals
Country Joe McDonald*



Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, May 26, 1984

2nd gen

Tracks
Set 1
1.Who Makes The Moves8:58
2.-> Last Flash of Rock and Roll
3.Motel Party Baby
4.Blind Man
5.Do The Dance
6.Amagamailin Street
7....I Can't Dance
Set 2
1.Reelin & A'Pitchin'
2.Love
3.Independence Day
4.Butcher's Boy
5.Mona/ cuts at very end
6.H-Bomb Song
7.San Francisco
Encore
8.Promontory Rider
Total99:20


2nd gen analog audience (no more info available)
Note: "shoebox" find... a nice one w/Hunter from the old days...
Some volume fluctuations early in 101

Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Hunterguitars, vocals



The Line Camp, Pojaque, NM, June 9, 1984 (Partial)



Tracks
Disc 1
1....Reelin' & A'Pitchin' #4:17
2.The Dance6:27
3.Blind Man * > chat/crowd/tuning5:36
4.Motel Party Baby @5:39
5....Jack O'Diamonds # > chat6:55
6.I Can't Dance > chat3:48
Set break
7.Streetwise #4:14
8.Hang On Sloopy (inc Louie Louie)2:53
9....Sloop John B3:36
10.Last Flash Of Rock & Roll # > chat5:45
Disc 1 Total49:15
Disc 2
1.chat > Colorado Town8:43
2.Fire On The Mountain #8:08
3.Mona @13:35
4.H-Bomb Song3:15
5.Amagamalin Street # / cut1:53
Encore:
6.Jesse James #6:13
Disc 2 Total41:48
Total91:04


analog audience recording
Note: comes from a cassette tape trade in the late 80's - fresh out of the "shoebox".
Tape was paused between songs.


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, * Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Robert HunterGuitars, # Vocals
John CipollinaGuitars, @ Vocals


The Line Camp, Pojaque, NM, June 9, 1984, Disc 2 Upgrade

Circulated March 2021.



Tracks
Set 2, Continued
Disc 2
1.chat, crowd > Colorado Town
2.Fire On The Mountain
3.Mona
4.H-Bomb Song
5.Amagamalin Street
6.Mojo Navigator
7.Good To Be Alive
Encore:
8.Jesse James
Disc 2 Total57:08


analog audience recording

Note:
"My upload from last year missed most of Amagamalin Street, as well as the complete tracks 06 (Mojo Navigator) and 07 (Good To Be Alive). Those are included now (found them on another tape)
If you download this please replace complete Disc 2 from the earlier version with this folder included here..
sorry for the inconveninece..."



Dinosaurs

CD front

LPCDTracks
A13:281.Lay Back Baby3:25(M. Saunders, J. McPherson)
A23:582.Strange Way3:58(B. Melton, P. Zimmels)
A38:003.Do I Move You?7:48(N. Simone)
A45:474.Butcher's Boy5:48(Trad arr. B. Melton)
A52:205.Good Old Rock'N'Roll2:15(B. Melton)
6.Fossil Fuel2:52(Trad arr. by Dinosaurs)CD only
B15:387.Resurrection Rag5:38(M. Saunders, R. Hunter)
8.Motel Party Baby3:58(J. Cipollina, G. Phillips)CD only
B24:579.Who Makes The Moves?4:50(R. Hunter, B. Melton)
B311:2810.Mona (I Need You Baby)11:11(E. McDaniel)
TotalTotal52:30


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass guitar, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Merl Saunderskeyboards, vocals
Robert Hunter
special guest and original Dinosaur
vocals on Who Makes The Moves?


Produced by John Cipollina, Merl Saunders, and Dinosaurs

This project was recorded at Tres Virgos Studios, San Rafael, Studio D, Sausalito, and remote recording by the Plant Studios at the Cabaret, Cotati, California.
Engineered by Tom Flye, Bob Hodas, and Bob Skye.
Remix by Tom Flye at Prairie Sun Recorders, Cotati, California.
Mastered by George Horn.
Direct metal mastered from digital tapes
Post-production by John Hadden

Project coordinator: Steve Keyser

Many thanks to: Avrom Ash, Kevyn Clark, Sindi Cooper, Thad Cordes, Greg Elmore, Charlie Kaiser, Kenn Roberts, Hal and Sandy Royaltey, Mike Somavilla, Dan Watham, Wally Watham, Debbie Wilensky, and especially Rick Hubbard.

Dinosaur Diner Notes

Impossible to insulate. Insidious to assimilate. Sinking a great red battleaxe into a long cold dusk.

Born in the jungle at the dawn of time like Gertrude Stein singing: a rose is a rose through a hot black swamp and nothing to do but climb.

Concluding at the beginning in brash Cipollina sweeps where soft is loud and loud a celebration of pain in grave gray garterbelts of insidious precision: a strumpet midnight song.

Meltonian metabolics of sweat-soaked ecstatics stab blindly at shadows where drips of chloroform anaesthetise the generation he grew brave on.

Merl, breathing a foam flecked sigh, carries a sackful of splintered guitars to the edge of the battleground with a taste of blood in his eyes. There are diminished chords but none is really lost.

Peter flattened a sack of sheltered potatoes and twisted their sickly skins into strings. In the hot lights they snap sometimes in rhyme. We wait for it with relish knowing that it is OUR mother not another's, who runs screaming through these jungles of our better times.

Into the breech, dressed in a sackcloth sail, spins Spencer Victorious, with eyes of broken bottletops slapped between two slices of rye and commanded to be a sandwich. Lend him your teeth.

Stick this record in your ear and wallow, you humping cowards; unpeel a ten spot from your greasy roll and slap it on the counter while the fit is on you. It will atone for many crimes. We love you.

Robert Hunter

[Notes from CD booklet]

DINOSAURS, music's most authentic tribute to the legendary San Francisco blues-rock era of the sixties, first performed in August of 1982. From the beginning their spontaneous, unrehearsed, "music for the fun of it" style has maintained a tradition virtually extinct on today's musical landscape.
After a two year stint with the band, Grateful Dead lyricist and singer Robert Hunter returned to his solo career. The Dead connection in DINOSAURS continued when lifetime friend and musical partner of Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders, became a regular in the summer of 1984.
One hundred gigs later, a recording is at long last born. A bold attempt at capturing at least a flavour of the band's live magic. A chance for the world to hear a bit of music most thought had gone the way of Tyrannosaurus Rex.

"Hell no," replied Barry Melton when a voice from the audience asked if his group knew some current tune. "We're just a bunch of old dinosaurs."

This happened back in 1982 during a gig at Russian river to the north of San Francisco. Melton's vibrant guitar lines were once the essence of Country Joe and the Fish, but here they were leading a trio of himself, Peter Albin and Spencer Dryden, one of the many collectives working around the Bay Area. The 'Spirit of '67': of a freer music, uncompilated by commercial pressure, is retained in these often temporary arrangements where musicians are free to cross from one to the next with enjoyment the abiding benchmark.

One such aggregation had Melton and Albin performing as a duo. They'd already worked togther in a version of the Fish which punctuated Peter's time in Big Brother and the Holding Company, who'd split when Janis Joplin left and reformed when they'd found a new confidence. The Russian River gig required a drummer and initially Barry had approached Greg Dewey, another ex-Fish and one-time member of Mad River. He sadly took ill, but a replacement was found in Spencer Dryden, once of Jefferson Airplane and latterly drummer, then manager of the New Riders of the Purple Sage. Dryden and Melton knew each other from San Francisco's rich past, but were more recently involved with the Freedom Foundation, an organisation for prisoners' right.

The trio's gig was a success; there was clearly both an empathy and a demand for their evocative style. By coincidence, the group was representing part of the West Coast's golden age, each having played in a seminal unit. Perhaps there was room for expansion.

Guitarist John Cipollina was an obvious addition. The soul of Quicksilver Messenegr Service, his nomadic path through Copperhead, Terry and the Pirates and Raven had established him as a musical Paladin, drifting from band to band, firing them up with his distinctive sound. The last to arrive was Robert Hunter, lyricist to the Grateful Dead and a songwriter and performer of some stature. Hunter only stayed a couple of years, but the Dead connection remained in organist Merl Saunders who came in to replace him. During the early 1970s Saunders had recorded with Jerry Garcia and had occasionally fleshed out parts of the parent group's performances, guesting on part of their "Skull and Roses" double.

The Dinosaurs, who's assumed their names from Melton's off-hand quip, are still nt a full-time commitment. Peter Albin is an executive in a Bay Area company and works with the reactivated Big Brother - himself, Sam Andrews, James Gurley, David Getz and newcomer Michelle Bastain. Merl Saunders scored TV productions, notably the new versions of "The Twilight Zone", which has also featured various SF alumni, including John Cipollina who can be found in Zero, Thunder and Lightning (with Nick Gravenites), the Rainbow All Stars (the Dinosaurs without Melton but with Greg Douglass and others) of Fish Stew (with Barry and the bassist from Thunder and Lightning). "I'm currently in and out of six bands," he told Relix magazine in June this year, before running through which group he'd be touring with for the next few nights.

Barry Melton is a practising attorney, while Spencer Dryden's "into all kinds of things."

Yet none of this deflects from the power of the group. Much has been said of their resurrection shuffle and how the ghosts of their various pasts appear in the sound. But while moments of Fish and Quicksilver magic flit in and around the songs, exciting diversions and new possibilities emerge from the various combinations.

Both are clear on this CD. The Dinosaurs' seemed way off this final commitment, fearful of losing something of their original spontanei. Yet for those unable to catch their vibrant performances, this is a fine alternative, from the live workouts of 'Mona...' and 'Do I Move You', both extended to flex Dinosaur muscle and in particular the stinging guitarists, to the haunting 'Who Makes The Moves'. Featuring special guest Robert Hunter, it closes an evocative collection, summation of individuals and an era. As much as the Kelly and Kelly/Tuten posters designed to promote their concerts, the Dinosaurs both recreate the past and suggest what's happened since. That way their music stays alive and something lost has thankfully been regained.

Brian Hogg: August 1988

For information about Dinosaurs, send SASE to: PO Box 9826, San Rafael, California , 94912, USA

Front cover: Dennis Nolan
Graphics: Alton Kelley
Photo: Alan Blaustein
Graphics: Mike Dolgushkin

Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
Big BeatWIK83 UKLP1988
Relix 2031 LP?1988
Line RecordsLICD 9.0661 0GermanyCD19882 extra tracks




Friends of Extinction

CD front CD booklet back

CD booklet page 2 Group shot from CD booklet page 7

Tracks
Disk 1 (Original Album)
1.Lay Back Baby3:25(Saunders, McPherson)
2.Strange Way3:58(Melton, Zimmels)
3.Do I Move You?7:48(Nina Simone)
4.Butcher's Boy5:45(Traditional Arranged by B. Melton)
5.Good Old Rock'N'Roll2:15(Melton)
6.Fossil Fuel2:52(Cipollina)
7.Resurrection Rag3:25
5:36
Notes
CD
(Saunders, Hunter)
8.Motel Party Baby3:58(Cipollina, Phillips)
9.Who Makes The Moves?4:50(Melton, Hunter)
10.Mona (I Need You Baby)11:26(McDaniels)
Bonus Studio Cuts, Recorded 2/5/85
11.Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde4:13(Cipollina)
12.Overnight1:15(Cipollina)
Total running time57:42
Disk 2 (Dinosaurs Are Alive)
1.The Dance 11:26
13:57
Notes
CD
(Howard Aceves)
2.Amagamalin Street 5:11 (Robert Hunter)
3.No More Country Girls 9:19 (Papa John Creach)
4.Love Machine 4:50
7:34
Notes
CD
(Barry "The Fish" Melton)
5.I Can't Get Started With You5:27 (I. Gershwin & V. Duke)
6.Built For Comfort 4:44 (Dixon)
7.Blind Man 3:47 (Traditional Arranged By Peter Albin)
8.Codine 6:10 (Buffy Sainte Marie)
9.Closer 13:55(Barry "The Fish" Melton)
Total running time70:07

Personnel - Disc One
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass guitar, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Merl Saunderskeyboards, vocals
Robert Hunter
special guest and original Dinosaur
vocals on Who Makes The Moves?


Album produced by John Cipollina and Merl Saunders
Remastered By Mick Skidmore


Personnel - Disc Two
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass guitar, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Merl Saunderskeyboards, vocals2, 3, 5 - 7
Papa John Creachfiddle, vocals3, 5
with
Stu Blankorgan1
Greg Elmoredrums4
Doug Killmerbass1, 4
Kathi McDonaldvocals7
Robbie Hoddinottguitar9


Recording Locations
Track 1Chi Chi Club, San Francisco10/17/87
Track 2Keystone, Palo Alto, CA 10/25/85
Track 3The Backstage, Seattle, WA 08/12/89
Track 4Chi Chi Club, San Francisco12/05/87
Track 5The Backstage, Seattle, WA 08/12/89
Track 6Starry Night, Portland, OR 10/22/88
Track 7Parker's, Seattle, WA 11/01/87
Track 8Chi Chi Club, San Francisco04/08/89
Track 9Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA06/22/85


Live Disc Produced and Mastered by Mick Skidmore
Executive Producer, Tape Archivist and Project Coordinator: Steve Keyser
Track Selections: Steve Keyser, Mick Skidmore and Barry "The Fish" Melton


Although the band Dinosaurs acquired its name from an off-the-cuff remark by Barry "The Fish" Melton at an early gig when he responded to an audience request as to whether they knew a specific song by saying "No, we're just a bunch of old Dinosaurs," it was to become a special band for Melton and fellow members. It was also special to a devoted cult following of fans and actually deserves more than a cursory mention when reviewing the history of Bay Area music. In fact, the band would in many ways redefine what was so special about music from the Bay Area - spontaneity, honesty and a no-nonsense approach. In essence it was a fun band. Remember, the band flourished mostly during the stoic synthesizer drenched 80's, which was hardly one of music's better decades. True, they left behind only one solitary album but they were a band of the moment and very much an experience to be enjoyed live as anyone that saw them will certainly testify.

By the time the band played the 50th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, Melton recalls, "People started actually looking at us as some kind of civic representation." Further explaining, "It really was the best band I was in and that's no bullshit. We had a philosophy that if we weren't doing it for fun we shouldn't be doing it. It wasn't a serious project. When it got to resembling work, we stopped doing it, and that wasn't until much later, after Papa John died. Then it was a feeling of we're doing this for a living or to make money. It was like we were forcing it and it is not that we didn't take some terrific guys out on the road with us. We took Jerry Miller and David LaFlamme, and I always loved playing with both of them."

It's no wonder that Melton recalls the band as the best he was in, it contained members from the cream of 60s Bay Area bands; Spencer Dryden from Jefferson Airplane and the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Peter Albin from Big Brother and the Holding Compnay, John Cipollina from Quicksilver Messenger Service. Initially Robert Hunter was the Grateful Dead connection and after about two years he was replaced by Merl Saunders. When Cipollina passed away in 1989 Papa John Creach, who is also now deceased joined the ranks, and as Melton mentioned both Jerry Miller (Moby Grape) and David LaFlamme (It's a Beautiful Day) played with them for a short period of time.

Like many of the good things in life, the band formed pretty much by accident in July 1982. Dinosaurs played around 130 shows until they called it quits in June of 1996. Melton and Albin had known each other for many years and still play together on a regular basis. In fact, all the members had many years of high profile experience, but more than that they didn't bring an attitude with them. Melton recalls the early days, "I was on the board of directors of this organization called The Freedom Foundation which met inside the San Quentin State Prison. The chairman of the organization was this guy called Dennis Jones who was doing life for three counts of conspiracy to commit murder - he is out now. Well, he was promoting concerts at the time, and Spencer was also on the board of directors along with Norton Buffalo. Peter and I had a trio and we booked ourselves a gig on the Russian River, this was 1982 and our drummer fell out, so I asked Spencer if he still played as he'd been half managing the New Riders. He said sure." It was at this show that the "Dinosaur" quip came and afterwards they decided that what they had was probably part of some bigger idea or concept. "When we got back we called Cipollina to see what he was doing." John, of course was in a half dozen bands at the time and as Melton jokingly remembers "The offer to be in another band was more than attractive to him, so he joined up." By the time they played their second gig things were beginning to take shape. "We booked ourselves as a quartet and we called ourselves Dinosaurs, just Dinosaurs. There never was a "the" in front of the name." Manager Steve Keyser elaborates "Barry pointed out that there were a lot of Dinosaurs and it would be very presumptuous to say that they were "The Dinosaurs." There were many other Dinosaurs, and one of the nice things about about their live shows was they would do whatever they could to get other "Dinosaurs" to sit in, which happened a lot." In fact, it happened right from the first show! Melton takes up the story again. "I wrote up a press release for a gig at the Old Waldorf, Alton Kelly did up a poster. "We did it the old way. We went through the city and distributed the posters and the first night we played tons of people showed up. It sold out. A lot of our musical contemporaries showed up, Bob Hunter among them. Garcia was there but didn't play. Hunter jumps up on stage and starts playing harmonica." Hunter ended up hanging around after the show and one thing led to another and he joined the band. Melton, Cipollina, Dryden, Albin and Hunter were the first official line-up of the band. "It lasted about a year and it was really kind of successful on a local level" says Melton adding "I don't know if we wanted to do anything with it or not. We played LA, Phoenix, Denver, Santa Fe, Portland, and Seattle."

The band did actually make one or two forays to the East Coast but as Albin remembers "We didn't play that much really. There were so many off-shoot bands. Spencer didn't want to play unless it was an "event". he wanted to make it a special kind of thing every time we played. By 1987 Big Brother had gotten together so there was a bit of a conflict sometimes." Dinosaurs played mostly small theaters amd larger clubs but outside of the Bay Area they didn't really have that big a draw which made it difficult. "We had the one album on Relix" recalls Albin. "They didn't promote it and neither did we." Melton, however sees it a little differently, "It was harder for us to play a lot because we decided to do the posters, the light shows and all that other good stuff which was kind of smart." But of course, concurrently there were off-shoot bands, Fish and Chip, The Melton, Cipollina, Saunders Band that tended to play smaller clubs. They also played with a variety of other folks including Novato Frank, and of course Cipollina was in Terry and the Pirates (another much underrated band) and the early configuration of jam favorites Zero, as well as Problem Child, San Francisco All-Stars and Thunder & Lightning.

But despite some minor gripes the reality was Dinosaurs, as Melton explains "was never meant to be a commercial enterprise" and on that level one simply cannot argue with their level of success! Keyser concludes "The whole idea of the band was for it to be music of the moment... to play what you feel at that moment which is why they got into some long extended jams. It didn't have the polish that some other bands had but it had more of a warmth and feeling of what was going on at the time. I regret that they didn't get a bit more exposure and recognition for what they did. They were unique in that they represented that 1965 to 1972 classic San Francisco era as good as or better than any other band in as much as they were an amalgamation of players." Keyser did, however, understand their philosophy "They clearly were not a commercial project, it was just music for the love of it. It was never about the money, it was never about success which is a bit frustrating to me as a manager, but I understood and went along with it."

One might reasonably argue that the band was a true jamband long before the phrase had ever been coined as it was always five or six musicians from various bands jamming. Keyser further states, "They loved the music and up until John died they were playing the same music" says Keyser. Of course, that low-key aspect in the end was somewhat detrimental as Albin reflects, "When we first started as Dinosaurs we definitely had a following with Dead Heads but when they realized we were playing the same songs over and over again they stopped coming. We did the same set all the time. Barry didn't want to do a set list, he refused saying that every audience was different and that he had to feel out the audience and then pick the song, well he picked the same songs all the time! We only rehearsed about twice and with Bob Hunter we really needed to rehearse. Sometimes on stage with Hunter he would start a song that we that we had never heard. He wouldn't even say what key it was in, what the tempo was or the feel was. He would just start a song and just go for it. In a way I liked that kind of concept but for putting out recordings it just didn't work."

Of course, the band suffered a major tragedy when John Cipollina passed away in 1989. John with his tenacious and wild playing was a huge part of their sound. Initially Melton recalled that they felt like packing it in. "When John died I was devastated" he recalls, "John and I were really tight. We had Fish and Chip, Fish Stu, The Melton, Cipollina, Saunders Band, we played with Novato Frank. After John died we didn't play any dates for a while and then Merl said 'I'm really tight with Papa John Creach, why don't we book a date and try it.' I remember we had some rehearsals at Merl's and it changed it, and it didn't change it because Papa John was just as much a madman wailing away on the violin as John was on guitar. It was neat having him in the band... what an incredibly up guy, a really nice man and his wife Gretchen was a really nice person. It was special and it was a replacement that [the] audience immediately accepted, not that there could ever be a replacement for John, but lets face it there was no denying John Creach was a dinosaur!"

And even though the dynamic of the band changed with the arrival [of] Papa John the spirit and vibe was intact and they continued to make some great music until, sadly, Papa John passed on and some of that music is represented on this set.

Many fans and members of the band felt that the lone album they recorded, presented here as disc one never quite captured the true power and intensity of the band. Melton went as far as saying "There's a Dinosaurs bootleg that was better than the album we recorded." Even though most of these comments are true there's still some good material on the disc. Hunter had already left the band but he returned to the fold to contribute to the stunning "Who Makes the Moves?" and "Resurrection Rag." Melton's arrangement of the traditional "Butcher's Boy" is also notable as are the two live tracks, the slow burning soul grooves of Merl Saunders singing Nina Simone's "Do I Move you" and the blistering "Mona" which focusses on the interplay between Cipollina and Melton. In this reissue package the original album is bolstered by two previously unreleased tracks which are outtakes from the original sessions. Both are by the late Cipollina, "Honky Tonk Jekyll and Hyde," a song that John played in a number of his "many" bands and the quirky "Overnight" which offers a glimpse at John's oddball perhaps twisted sense of humor. The title of the set "Friends of Extinction" is also the original title that Cipollina had wanted to use. Out of respect for the original producers of the album, neither of whom could voice their opinions at the time of this reissue, John obviously because he is sadly no longer with us and Merl because he is unable to speak due to having suffered from a stroke, the original running order of the album is left intact, although Melton did eventually concur that my take of switching "Who Makes the Moves?" and "Lay Back Baby" was probably a better choice. "You're probably more right on that as we used to open the shows with "Who Makes the Moves?""

Dryden remembers that he wanted to do a live album in its entirety but it was a struggle getting just the two tracks on the album. He says, "There were two track board tapes that I felt were more representative of the band than the album. There were just all kinds of good stuff that we could have used." Albin says "the studio recording we did was okay but we were better live." Of course, given the band's lack of commercial aspirations when it came time to to do a record, funds were limited. Almost everyone in retrospect agrees with Dryden's idea that they should have recorded the entire thing live. Melton says "We made a half serious attempt because we figured we didn't really have enough money to make a really good record. Merl and John produced it because the rest of us had other stuff we had to do."

Disc two of this set is here to support the theory that the band was better enjoyed in a live format. It is a previously unreleased collection of concert material that's intended to give a cross-section of music that the band made covering the different line-ups and members. It features contributions from all the key members, as well as a few guests. These tracks were culled from many performances and have been chosen based on performance and sound quality. There were some other great performances that truly reflect the band's stature as a live unit, but due to uneven mixes, tuning and other technical glitches they were unable to be used. Sure, even here there are a few warts but there's also some superb music that captures the essence and spirit of the band. "I'm pretty excited about the release," says Melton adding "it contains some of my best ever guitar playing." In fact the jam-heavy tracks such as "The Dance" and "Closer" really are testaments to that fact. The latter in typical fashion finds Robbie Hoddinott of Kingfish wandering onstage midway through and adding a third guitar to the sonic onslaught of Cipollina and Melton. And yes, there's the majestic Papa John fiddle work on the mellower "I Can't Get Started With You," and Kathi McDonald's ballsy duet with Pete Albin on the Big Brother chestnut "Blind Man".

These two discs serve to remind one that Dinosaurs despite not being a commercial enterprise made some great music that as Keyser said in many ways exemplifies the classic San Francisco sound as good as or better than anyone else. Enjoy!

Mick Skidmore, September 2004


Design by Martin Hughes at Earth Gallery, Oakford, Devon, UK
Photograph's supplied courtesy of the Dinosaurs
www.counterculture.com/thefish
www.johncipollina.com


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Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
AcadiaACAD 8079UK2 CD2004



Marx Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, July 15, 1984 (Soundboard)

Tracks
Disc 1
1.intro 1:47
2.Who Makes The Moves 8:17
3.Slack String Quartet 5:28
4.Love 4:54
5.Blindman 4:32
6.Independence Day 8:36
7.Mojo Navigator 7:03
8.Mona 12:23
9.Amagamalin Street 4:45
Disc 1 Total57:50
Disc 2
1.Treat Her Right 6:33
2.Johnny B Goode 4:47
3.Promontory Rider 5:43
4.encore break 1:28
5.Closer 14:15
Disc 2 Total32:47


SBD > ? > CDR > cdrparanoia > WAV > edits > FLAC

FLAC conversion by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew@happyhippie.com)

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Hunteracoustic guitar, vocals
Mike Wilhelmguitar on d2



Keystone, Palo Alto, August 17, 1984

Circulated May 2021.

Tracks
Set 1 - 75:53
1.Who Makes The Moves?10:03
2.-> San Francisco > MS intro7:42
3.Built For Comfort $ > chat, PS intro5:19
4.Blind Man # > chat, tuning, JC intro6:21
5.Motel Party Baby % > DL intro7:06
6.High-Heeled Sneakers (1) > CC intro6:28
7.chat > I Can't Dance (2) > CC outro, MS intro8:59
8.Sugaree $7:11
9.Do // The Dance (inc band intro) > "We'll be back, we're gonna take a short break..."16:40
Set 2 - 42:56
1.tuning > After Midnight $8:24
2.Good Old Rock & Roll > chat4:49
3.Who's Gonna Love Me Now? (1) > chat5:18
4.Too Much Fun (1)4:05
5.Jealous Kind $6:35
6.-> Mona %13:43
Total118:49


3rd gen analog sbd recording: complete Set 01 and "After Midnight" (1st song Set 02)
2nd gen analog aud recording: from "Good Old Rock & Roll" to the end of the show
digital transfer 2021-05


Notes:
- w/ David LaFlamme - Violin for the whole show, Lead Vocals (1)
- (2) w/ Commander Cody - Piano, Vocals
- "Do The Dance" cuts at very beginning (repaired to my best)
- slight hum audible at start of After Midnight


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals %
Peter Albinbass guitar, vocals #
Merl Saunderskeyboards, vocals $
David LaFlammeelectric violin, vocals
Spenser Drydendrums



Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, August 18, 1984, w David LaFlamme

Via DimeADozen, January 2016.

Tracks
1.San Francisco (inc DL intro)5:30
2.I Got Love > MS intro4:39
3.Built For Comfort $ > PA intro6:07
4.Blindman (aka Show Me The Way) # > chat, JC intro5:37
5.Motel Party Baby %5:25
6.Too Much Fun * > chat4:24
7.chat > High-Heeled Sneakers Red Dress *4:49
8.After Midnight $ > fades7:34
9.Good Old Rock n Roll > crowd chatter5:55
10.chat > Who's Gonna Love Me Now *4:48
11.Sugaree $8:22
12.Do the Dance (inc band intro) > "Well, people, we're gonna take a short break.
We will be back though. A few minor matters to attend to. We will be back though."
13:59
13.Hey, Hey, Hey5:18
14.I Can't Dance > tuning6:12
15.Butcher's Boy I Died For Love 10:28
16.crowd chat, tuning > Jealous Kind $ (fades)8:31
17.Mona %12:46
18.Mojo Navigator > "Thank you's & goodnights"
Total130:38


* with David LaFlamme on vocal

I [johnieappel] recorded this show and hit pause between some of the songs. It is not to bad but there are some cut ins and cut outs. I tried to smooth things out with out doing too much editing. The master tape got trashed years ago & I made a copy, so everything up to Mona is 2nd gen. cassette. Mona & Mojo Navigator are from the master. (tape II didnít get trashed)
Awesome show with David LaFlame throughout. If anyone has a SBD copy or another better audience, please share it! Enjoy what we have here, it is a very good, decent sounding recording.


Realistic Electret stereo mic > Sony D-6 > Maxell XL II 90 min cassettes & TDK SA 90 cassette > Tascam 130 cassette deck > Edirol R-44 > iMac > Audacity > WAV > xACT > FLAC



Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals %
Peter Albinbass guitar, vocals #
Merl Saunderskeyboards, vocals $
David LaFlammeelectric violin
Spenser Drydendrums




Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, August 18, 1984, w David LaFlamme (Sbd)

As circulated July 2021.

Tracks
Set 1 - 54:00
1.San Francisco (inc band intro)6:09
2.-> Got Love > MS intro5:25
3.Built For Comfort $ > PA intro6:28
4.Blind Man # (aka Show Me The Way) > JC intro6:11
5.Motel Party Baby % > DF intro6:14
6.Too Much Fun * > chat4:47
7.High-Heeled Sneakers *5:00
8.Do The // Dance (inc band intro) > "Well, people, we're gonna take a short break.
We will be back though. A few minor matters to attend to. We will be back though."
13:44
Set 2 - 92:02
1."I'm proud to present this symbol of Dinosaur, being none other than David LaFlamme,
our dinosaur of the evening, flew all the way out from his home in Salt Lake City, Utah
... Folks, David's going to do a monologue on the subject of..." > After Midnight $
12:32
2.Good Old Rock & Roll6:04
3.chat > Who's Gonna Love Me Now? * > chat, tuning6:39
4.Sugaree $9:03
5.// Hey Hey Hey5:39
6.I Can't Dance6:06
7.Butcher's Boy > tuning12:23
8.Jealous Kind $9:30
9.// Mona % // > tuning, chat "It's always fun to play in Cotati..."13:37
Encore:
10.Mojo Navigator > "Thank you's & goodnights"10:15
Total146:03


3rd gen analog sbd recording
digital transfer 2021-05


Notes:
- w/ David LaFlamme - Violin (complete show)
- "Do The Dance" cuts in middle (tape flip); right channel lost for 1 min (repaired with left channel signal)
- "Hey Hey" cuts in (tape flip)
- "Mona" cuts in and off (cut off due to tape flip)


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals %
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals #
Spender Drydendrums
Merl Saunderskeyboards, vocals $
David LaFlammeelectric violin, vocals *



The Rodney K. Albin Memorial Concert
(Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, August 28, 1984)

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Who Makes the Moves 9:24
2.Good Old Rock and Roll 3:43
3.Boogie on Reggae Woman 8:21
4.Good To Be Alive 5:47
5.Blindman 4:14
6.Motel Party Baby 5:53
7.Someone To Love Me 8:29
Disc 1 Total45:54
Disc 2
1.The Dance11:36
2.Promontory Rider5:29
3.Howard Hughes Blues7:27
4.Rock 'N' Roll Music4:43
5.That's How Strong My Love Is8:13
Disc 2 Total37:30


Robert Hunter's last show with Dinosaurs

NB This is the complete Dinosaurs show; a less complete
version is circulating, together with the sets by other bands,
as part of the RKA Memorial show. See the Miscellaneous page
for details.

Complete Soundboard
Master Tape > Equalizer > CD > EAC > WAV > FLAC


Both versions of this show, together with many others, are legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Robert Hunterguitar, vocals
Merle Saunderskeyboards, vocals
David LaFlammeviolin
Fritz Kasten
Richard Olsen
Snooky Flowers
Beans Balance
Mike Wilhelm
Mitchell Holtzman
Chuck Bernstein



Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, September 21, 1984

As circulated July 2021.

Tracks
Set 1 - 61:14
1.Who Makes The Moves? > chat12:07
2.Good Old Rock & Roll > chat4:14
3.Boogie On Reggae Woman $6:05
4.Blind Man #4:47
5.Codine > tuning7:50
6.Love // Machine > chat17:55
7.chat > After Midnight $8:13
Set 2 - 45:41
1.Jesse James > chat6:26
2.Jealous Kind $7:32
3.Butcher's Boy11:39
4.Mona %13:37
Encore:
5.Sugaree $6:25
Total106:55


3rd gen analog audience recording
digital transfer 2021-06




Notes:
- "Love Machine" cuts in middle (tape flip; outstanding 17+ minutes version!!!!)


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals %
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals #
Spender Drydendrums
Merl Saunderskeyboards, vocals $



Keystone, Palo Alto, CA, December 7, 1984

As circulated August 2021.

Tracks
Set 1 - 61:45
1.// Who Makes The Moves?8:09
2.-> Got Love3:48
3.Boogie On Reggae Woman $ > chat about lighting, PA intro8:35
4.Blind Man # > chat, JC intro5:19
5.Motel Party Baby % > chat, tuning6:46
6.Butcher's Boy > MS intro10:07
7.After Midnight $ > chat10:24
8.Jealous Kind $ > chat//8:34
Set 2 - 71:52
1.Good Old Rock & Roll5:39
2.Hold On To The Good Times > chat, PA intro6:11
3.Moanin' At Midnight # (1)6:54
4.Do The Dance (1) > chat, tuning, MS intro13:46
5.Sugaree $ (1)7:06
6.// Mona (inc God Rest You Merry Gentlemen) % (1) > thankyou's16:06
Encore
7.Closer (1) > thankyou's16:06
Total133:37


3rd gen analog sbd recording
digital transfer 2021-06


Notes:
- (1) w/ Matt Kelly - Harp
- "Who Makes The Moves" cuts in
- "Mona" cuts in


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals %
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals #
Spender Drydendrums
Merl Saunderskeyboards, vocals $



The Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, December 8, 1984

Tracks
1st Set - 56:38
1.I Can't Dance 4:46
2.The Dance 11:45
3.Built For Comfort 6:12
4.Blind Man Show Me The Way5:28
5.(title?) 6:55
6.Standing Down In New York Town 5:48
[tape flip - at least one song missed]
7.(banter) 2:45
8.Love 5:21
9.Sugaree 7:34
2nd Set - 71:07
1.Boogie On Reggae Woman 6:50
2.After Midnight 7:54
3.(title?) 6:35
4.Good Old Rock And Roll 4:28
[tape flip]
5.Falling For Your Love 7:31
6.Mona * 19:01
7.Ruby 6:47
8.(title?) 11:58
Total127:45


* There are two inexplicable gaps in track 6, one about 17 seconds and one about 3 seconds. I did fade in/outs to make these gaps less abrupt.

soundboard > cassette master (recording deck probably a Sony TCK777) (TDK MA90 metal bias cassette with Dolby B on)

[playback] JVC KD-V6 (playback, with Dolby off) > Sek'd Prodif Plus soundcard > Sound Forge 8 (24 bit, normalize, fade in and out, track splits, bit depth conversion) > 16 bit .wav files > FLAC level 8 encoding align on sector boundaries. No EAC - not burned to cdr.

When you record with Dolby B on it boosts high frequencies by 10dB, with the idea than playing back with Dolby B on will cut high frequencies by 10dB and in the process reduce hiss. In this case, since I played back with Dolby B *off*, we would expect a boost to high frequencies, which I deemed acceptable. You, the end listener, are free to apply noise reduction techniques however you choose - however, I would ask that this recording be circulated without any such noise reduction.

Not sure about a lot of the song titles.

recorded and transferred by Easy Ed

At this gig, The Dinosaurs might have consisted of John Cippolina[sic], Barry Melton, Spencer Dryden, Peter Albin and Merle[sic] Saunders.

Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals
Peter AlbinBass, vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums




Aunt Monk Studio Rehearsal, San Francisco, CA, January 27, 1985

As circulated April 2022.

Tracks
1.Resurrection Rag > studio chat6:47
2.// You Are My Sunshine0:52
3.// Butcher Boy #1 (aborted) > studio chat2:13
4.Butcher Boy #2 > studio chat5:02
5.Jealous Kind #1 * > studio chat6:22
6.Jealous Kind #2 * > studio chat6:33
7.Strange Ways #1 (aborted) > studio chat2:22
8.Strange Ways #2 (BM forgets words)4:22
9.Fossil Fuel (multiple versions)59:08
Total93:45


1st gen studio recording (tape provided by Steve Keyser)
digital transfer 2022-04 (24-96)

Notes:
- "You Are My Sunshine" cuts in
- "Butcher Boy #1" cuts in


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals *
Peter AlbinBass
Spencer DrydenDrums



The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, February 2, 1985

As circulated May 2021.

Tracks
Set 1 - 53:43
1.tuning > Who Makes The Moves?10:30
2.Good Old Rock & Roll > chat5:41
3.Dance With Me * > PA intro7:09
4.Blind Man # [3:21] > chat, JC intro5:29
5.Motel Party Baby % [6:21] > chat, tuning8:49
6.Carry On (?)2:29
7.-> Do The // Dance (inc band intro, solos) > "We'll be back..."13:39
Set 2 - 37:46
1.After Midnight *9:49
2.Resurrection Rag *8:26
3.chat > Butcher's Boy //6:24
4.Sugaree * > crowd, thankyou's6:23
Encore:
5.tuning, thankyou's, chat about recording album tomorrow, band intro > Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde %6:43
Total91:30


2nd gen analog sbd recording
except tr 11 (Sugaree): 2nd gen. analog audience recording
digital transfer 2021-04


Notes:
- right channel almost not audible and very hissy, so I pasted left channel to right
- in all a hissy and soundwise rather disappointing recording
- "Do The Dance" cuts in middle (tape flip)
- "Butcher's Boy" loses more and more signal, finally dies
- Debut of "Resurrection Rag" (Hunter/Saunders)


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals %
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals *
Peter AlbinBass, vocals #
Spencer DrydenDrums



The Palms, Chico, CA, March 15, 1985

As circulated August 2021.

Tracks
Set 1 - 68:19
1.chat > Strange Ways5:57
2.Built For Comfort # > chat, PA intro5:07
3.Blind Man * > chat (John's 102 temp)5:13
4.Colorado Town [5:52] > chat8:48
5.Motel Party Baby % [5:34] > chat7:48
6.Free Ireland (03-17 St. Patrick Day dedication) (inc chat, band intro)2:56
7.-> Dance With Me # [7:59] > tuning, chat (hippies)10:43
8.Codine7:05
9.-> Mojo Navigator [5:44] > tuning, chat, MS intro7:33
10.Jealous Kind # > "Thank you, good night"6:05
Set 2 - 71:06
1.Good Old Rock & Roll > chat, MS intro5:25
2.After Midnight # > chat12:14
3.Do The Dance [11:06] > chat, JC intro, MS intro15:16
4.High Heeled Sneakers # > tuning6:35
5.Bright Sun Is Shining > tuning, chat, PA intro7:29
6.Catapillar * > tuning4:26
7.Lay Back Baby # > chat5:37
8.The H-Bomb Song5:19
9.-> Mona % //1:37
Encore:
10.tuning > I Can't Dance7:03
Total139:26


2nd gen analog sbd recording
digital transfer 2021-07


Notes:
- "Good Old R&R" had left channel dropout for the first minute (repaired by pasting)
- "Do The Dance" had a cut in middle (repaired)
- "Mona" cuts off (fragment only)
- slight hiss audible in quiet spots


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals %
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals #
Peter AlbinBass, vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums



San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA, March 27, 1985

As circulated April 2021.

Tracks
Disc 1 - 41:12
1.// Who Makes The Moves?11:17
2.Built For Comfort #
3.Blind Man *
4.Motel Party Baby
5.Strange Ways
6.Boogie On Reggae Woman #
Disc 2 - 45:22
1.Good Old Rock & Roll
2.-> Closer
3.-> Sugaree #
4.Do The Dance
5.Jealous Kind
6.Mona //
Total86:35


2nd gen analog sbd recording
digital transfer 2021-04


Notes:
- "Who Makes The Moves?" cuts in
- "Boogie On Reggae Woman" cuts off at very end
- "Good Old Rock & Roll" had channel dropouts for the first 20 seconds; repaired by pasting to mono
- "Mona" cuts off after 3 minutes


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals %
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals #
Peter AlbinBass, vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums



Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, May 17, 1985

As circulated August 2021.

Tracks
Set 1 - 62:07
1.// I Can't Dance4:33
2.-> Got Love > chat, MS intro4:57
3.Built For Comfort # [4:46] > chat, tuning, JC intro6:58
4.Motel Party Baby %5:47
5.Blind Man *
6.Strange Ways
7.Butcher Boy
8.Feel Like Dancing
9.Do The Dance
Set 2 - 67:44
1.// Who Makes The Moves?
2.Resurrection Rag
3.After // Midnight (01)
4.Fossil Fuel
5.Closer
6.Mona
Encore:
7.Jealous Kind
8.San Francisco //
Total129:52


2nd gen analog sbd recording

Notes:
- (1) w/Annie Sampson - Vocals
- "I Can't Dance" cuts in
- "Who Makes The Moves" cuts in
- "After midnight" cuts in middle (tape flip; repaired)
- "San Francisco" cuts off at end


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals %
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals #
Peter AlbinBass, vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums




Keystone, Palo Alto, CA, May 18, 1985

As circulated August 2021.

Tracks
Set 1 - 55:54
1.chat, tuning, MS intro [3:09] > Built For Comfort #7:33
2.You Can Leave Your Hat On # (1)7:59
3.I Can't Dance5:37
4.-> Strange Ways > PA intro5:19
5.Caterpillar *4:32
6.Motel Party Baby %
7.Sugaree #
8.Do The Dance
Set 2 - 88:12
1.Who Makes The Moves?
2.Fossil Fuel
3.Betty And Dupree
4.-> Got Love
5.High-Heeled Sneakers #
6.Lay-Back Baby
7.Blind Man *
8.Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde %
9.Mojo Navigator
10.Closer (2)
11.Resurrection Rag
12.Mona %
Total144:07


2nd gen analog sbd recording

Notes:
- (1) "Leave Your Hat On" has "Suspicious Mind" tease
- (2) w/TJ from Bonus Band (?)
- "Closer" cuts in (tape flip)
- the original info file had "Leave Your Hat On" as including a "Suspicious Mind" tease; it isn't a tease, the 'Suspicious minds' line is part of Randy Newman's original lyrics


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals %
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals #
Peter AlbinBass, vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums



The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, May 25, 1985

Via DimeADozen, December 2008.

Tracks
Set 1 - CD 1 - 55:46
1.tuning 0:53
2.New York Town 6:21
3.I Can't Dance 5:14
4.C'mon Dance With Me 6:14
5.Lay Back Baby 4:23
6.Blind Man 3:50
7.Dino talk 2:18
8.Honky Tonk Jekyll and Hyde 4:27
9.The Dance/ [tape flip]12:25
10./The Dance 2:01
11.Dino talk 3:05
12.Built For Comfort 4:28
Set 2 - CD 2 - 59:54
1.tuning 2:38
2.Good Old Rock and Roll 3:15
3.I Got Love 4:59
4.Sugaree 7:10
5.High Heeled Sneakers 6:35
6.I'm a Caterpillar 3:30
7.Motel Party Baby 5:59
8.Strange Way [tape flip]6:56
9.After Midnight 7:41
10.Closer 11:06
Total115:37


Hat Mounted Realistic PZM's with Sony WMD6-C > Sony UCX-S 90 Cnr

20 feet away, right side balcony, hat on rail

Master > NakCR-3A nr off > HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH

Taped and Transferred by Russ Cansler

Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals
Peter AlbinBass, vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums


The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, May 25, 1985

As circulated September 2021.

Tracks
Set 1 - 58:35
1.crowd, tuning > Standing Down In NY Town (Hey Hey Hey) *
2.-> I Can't Dance *
3.Dance With Me #
4.Lay Back Baby #
5.-> Blind Man *
6.Honky Tonk Jekyll and Hyde %
7.Do The // Dance
8.Built For Comfort #
Set 2 - 61:46
1.Good Old Rock and Roll
2.Got Love
3.Sugaree #
4.High Heeled Sneakers
5.Caterpillar *
6.Motel Party Baby %
7.Strange Ways
8.After Midnight
9.Closer
Total120:21


2nd gen analog sbd
* w/ patches from: Russ Cansler's audience recording (see below)


Notes:
- * "NY Town" (complete) and "I Can't Dance" (0:00 to 3:52) were damaged on my cassette, so I spliced these from Russ Cansler's audience recording (Hat Mounted Realistic PZM's with Sony WMD6-C > Sony UCX-S 90 Cnr; 20 feet away, right side balcony, hat on rail; Master > NakCR-3A nr off > HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH)
- "Do The Dance" cuts in middle (tape flip; repaired)


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals %
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals #
Peter AlbinBass, vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums



Berkeley Veterans Auditorium, May 30, 1985

As seeded via DimeADozen by amellowsoul, April 2006

Tracks
1.//Midnight Special > 2:00
2.I Can't Dance 3:26
3.talking and tuning 0:52
4.Lovely Night For Dancing 6:23
5.Ruby 7:03
6.tuning and tuning 1:25
7.Blind Man 3:22
8.talking and tuning 1:03
9.Motel Party Baby 6:17
10.talking and tuning 0:54
11.New York Town > 5:01
12.The D//ance 12:46
13.talking and tuning 0:48
14.High Heeled Sneakers 5:20
15."Let's hear it for Dinosaurs!" & crowd wants encore1:50
16.Mona 13:39
17."The Dinosaurs thank you.." & closing talk//0:25
Total72:44


SBD > C > unknown transfer > CDR by unknown > EAC (CdImage) > Gold Wave (removing dead space) > CD WAV (tracking) > FLAC w/ added MD5 by Tom Shyman

Notes:
- Minus the beginning of "Midnight Special" missing, this is probably the complete show.
- Beginning of recording has some mixing (of which I lowered the first 2 seconds by 50% to not blow your speakers out!) going on. These are on the master recording.
- Rest of original volume of show was set very low on this, so I gave it a boost.
- The tracking was done before was poor. I edited by removing dead spaces and making better track markers.
- Tape flip (master?) in the middle of 'The Dance' (44:41 of total time), where about 8 seconds was removed.
- "Lovely Night For Dancing" is known sometimes as "Get Up And Dance", and was performed by Reconstruction (Garcia, Saunders and others); but "Lovely Night..." is it's true title.
- There was no EQ'ing or remastering done.
 
My friend, Rosannah, wrote about this very show a few years back. The following is her comments & review...

"The Dinosaurs at the Berkeley Veteran's Auditorium was a benefit for the Dinosaurs' roadie, Kevyn Clark.. I still have my ticket (#121), it says "A Benefit to Free the Madman"; I guess he got busted and this show was organized to raise some money for his legal defense. Kevyn used to put on shows in People's Park, a couple of which I went to, big fun in the sun. This Vet's hall benefit was a good time, esp. the epic - 15+ heartfelt minutes - Mona that closed the show."

"I remember several of my friends climbed the 12 foot cyclone fence along the east side of the building and snuck in the side door (we were 17 years old at the time, what can I say); I didn't want to sneak into a benefit, so I paid at the door, though the woman taking tickets let my friend in free with me on my $10 donation. The Unreal Band and The Vicious Hippies opened; during the break between bands Calico gave away tickets for the Dead on New Year's Eve. There were a bunch of tie dye tapestries hanging on the walls of the Vet's hall and it was a real festive atmosphere. The Vet's Hall's a great venue, spacious, decent acoustics, and across the park from the Berkeley Community Theater and Berkeley High."


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, lead vocals on 1, 2, 11, 12
John CipollinaGuitar, lead vocals on 9, 16
Merl SaundersKeyboards, lead vocals 4, 5, 14
Peter AlbinBass, lead vocals on 7
Spencer Drydendrums



Santa Rosa Vets Auditorium, June 7, 1985

As circulated March 2022.



Tracks
1.Who Makes The Moves?
2.I Can't Dance
3.Feel Like Dancin'
4.Jealous Kind
5.Blind Man
6.Motel Party Baby
7.Do The Dance
8.Resurrection Rag
9.Mona
10.Closer // *
11.Total91:36


Source: Audience Cassette (purchased from eBay)
Transfer: cassette > Nakamich CD1 > Tascam DA-3000 (DSF 1-bit/5.6 MHz)> dBpoweramp > wav 24/96
Lineage: wav 24/96 > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope RX8 Advanced > iZotope Neutron 2 Advanced > CD Wave > Flac24


Notes:
- I've used Mossa's Sbd to patch in a few bits that are missing from this. Thanks Thomas.
transferred, edited and mastered
SIRMick
March 2022


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, lead vocals on 1, 2, 11, 12
John CipollinaGuitar, lead vocals on 9, 16
Merl SaundersKeyboards, lead vocals 4, 5, 14
Peter AlbinBass, lead vocals on 7
Spencer Drydendrums
Guest
Robby Hoddinottguitar *



Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, June 22, 1985

Received as trade CD-R, December 2002.

Flyer

Tracks
1.Who Makes The Moves9:43
2.I Can't Dance5:22
3.Boogie On Reggae Woman6:03
4.Blindman3:34
5.Mona13:43
6.Will You Dance5:54
7.After Midnight6:55
Old Waldorf, 10 Dec 1982:
8.Franklin's Tower6:57
9.Closer19:26
Total:78:07


NB: Spirit of America Festival. JC also played with Gravenites/Cipollina at the same festival.


Personnel
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Peter Albin
Merl Saunders
Spencer Dryden


Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, June 22, 1985

Via DimeADozen, July 2008.

Tracks
1.intro 0:39
2.Who Makes The Moves? 9:49
3.I Can't Dance 5:36
4.Boogie On Reggae Woman 6:06
5.Blind Man 3:31
6.Mona tape flip 13:51
7./The Dance 6:43
8.After Midnight 6:52
Total:53:13


Sony ECM61 and Realistic PZM with Sony WMD6-C Cnr

50 feet away, Dead center
mic stand at 7 feet

master > D6 > HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH > Torrent

Recorded and transfered by Russell Cansler

This version of this show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollina Guitar, Vocals
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
Peter Albin Bass Guitar, Vocals
Spencer Dryden Drums
Merl Saunders Keyboards, Vocals


Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, June 22, 1985 (Sbd)

As circulated September 2021.

Tracks
1.// Who Makes The Moves? 9:50
2.I Can't Dance > chat, MS intro5:41
3.Boogie On Reggae Woman # > PA intro6:12
4.Blind Man * > JC intro3:35
5.Mona %14:04
6.The // Dance 6:45
7.// After Midnight # >. "Thank you... good night"6:53
Total:53:04


2nd gen analog sbd recording

Notes:
- Cipollina also played with Thunder and Lightning
- "Who Makes The Moves?" cuts in
- "Do The Dance" cuts in middle a few times (repaired)
- "After Midnight" cuts in (tape flip)


Personnel
John Cipollina Guitar, Vocals %
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
Peter Albin Bass Guitar, Vocals *
Spencer Dryden Drums
Merl Saunders Keyboards, Vocals #



California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California, July 4, 1985 [afternoon]

Golden Gate Park Music Concourse - Spreckels Temple of Music [aka "The Bandshell"]

This is the audio from a multi-camera video of an afternoon show "in the park". I'm seeding the audio first because I'm missing at least one of the song titles and would like to get the setlist completely correct before I finish authoring the DVD. This audio source was probably a close-to-stage microphone on a tripod to the built-in audio input of one of the video cameras. There is a bit of background noise in the mix that can be heard only in quiet spots between songs.

My Beta tape did not track that well during transfer. Because of that, there are quite a few splices, mostly during the jam of "Closer", where surgery was done to patch bad spots as seamlessly as possible.

Barry Melton says they will be playing again later in the day with fireworks at Crissy Field. That later show is listed as a video on www.johncipollina.com but is not what's being shared here since the video clearly shows that they are playing at the bandshell.



Tracks
CD#1 - first set
101.announcer 0:56
102.Got Love 3:32
103.Boogie On Reggae Woman 3:51
104.talk 6:01
105.Blind Man 3:04
106.talk 0:35
107.Motel Party Baby [cut] 5:09
108.[cuts in] Ruby (I'm The Jealous Kind)3:59
109.talk 1:01
110.unknown title 8:35
111.talk at end of set and applause 0:29
Total:37:12
CD#2 - second set
201.talk 3:09
202.Mona > 10:45
203.I Can't Dance [with false start] 5:16
204.Built For Comfort [cuts on last notes]4:33
205.[cuts in] Sugaree 4:17
206.Closer > 11:12
207.S.O.S. 6:50
208.final thanks and applause 0:27
Total:46:29


Lineage: ?? > commercially-sold bootleg VHS tape > my Beta tape.

Transfer: Sony SL-HF1000 > Apple Macintosh Final Cut Pro > AIFF > Pro Tools [DC offset correction, minor "nip and tuck" edits, normalization, tracking and downsampling to 44. - no DNR or equalization] > AIFF files > xACT [flac level 8 files with sector boundaries verified].

Personnel
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Peter Albin
Merl Saunders
Spencer Dryden


California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium courtyard, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California, July 4, 1985 [afternoon] (DVD)

This video DVD is from a multi-camera video of an afternoon show "in the park". The quality is not great but not too bad either because of the bright outdoor sun shining into the courtyard of the aquarium.

My Beta tape did not track that well during transfer. Because of that, there are quite a few splices, mostly during the jam of "Closer", where surgery was done to patch bad spots as seamlessly as possible.

00:00:00announcer intro
00:00:56Good Old Rock and Roll >
00:04:28Got Love
00:08:19Boogie On Reggae Woman
00:13:27talk
00:14:18Blind Man
00:17:25talk
00:17:59Motel Party Baby [cut]
00:23:08[cuts in] Ruby (I'm The Jealous Kind)
00:27:17talk
00:27:58Butcher's Boy
00:36:38talk at end of set and applause
00:37:07Barry Melton talks as the rest of the band slowly arrives on stage for second set
00:40:16Mona >
00:51:02I Can't Dance [with false start]
00:56:17Built For Comfort [cuts on last notes]
01:00:51[cuts in] Sugaree
01:05:07Closer >
01:16:20S.O.S.
01:23:09final thanks and applause
01:23:36end


NTSC DVD video - bitrate 7.5 Mbps peak / 6.2 Mbps average.

Audio - Dolby Digital 2/0 (L,R), 48 kHz sample rate, 448 kbps data rate (The audio is dual monophonic).

Notes: Admission was the cost of the aquarium entrance fee. There was an exhibition of sculptures of dinosaurs made from old cars in the courtyard and the band played there in the afternoon sun. This may have been for the exhibit opening. Later they played in the early evening at Crissy Field outdoors for free with a bunch of other bands and fireworks (since it was the American "Independence Day"). Then finally, John played late night at a biker bar in northeast SF with Thunder and Lightning. Three Cipollina shows in one day!



Personnel
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Peter Albin
Merl Saunders
Spencer Dryden

The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, August 31, 1985 (Aud)

Tracks
Set 1 - CD 1 - 53:16
1.I Can't Dance 4:52
2.I Got Love 4:53
3.Built For Comfort 4:07
4.Ruby 6:24
5.Blind Man 4:00
6.dino talk 1:34
7.Motel Party Baby 5:37
8.dino talk 1:55
9.The Dance/ (tape flip)10:38
10./The Dance 9:09
Set 2 - CD 2 - 49:30
1.intro 0:59
2.C'mon Dance With Me 7:55
3.New York Town 5:47
4.Mona 14:58
5.After Midnight (tape flip)8:18
1st encore
6.Something About That Sound 5:26
2nd encore
7.Sugaree 06:01
Total102:46


Notes: occasional light tics at begining of first track, perhaps age artifact

Hat Mounted Realistic PZM's with Sony WMD6-C

20 feet away, right side balcony, hat on rail

Maxell XLII-S No nr

Master > NakCR-3A > HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH

Recorded and Transferred by Russ Cansler

This recording, and many others, can be found in
the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals
Peter AlbinBass, vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums


The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, August 31, 1985 (Sbd)

As circulated May 2021.

Tracks
Set 1 - CD 1 - 51:30
1.I Can't Dance4:58
2.-> Got Love > chat, MS intro5:00
3.Built For Comfort #4:11
4.Jealous Kind # > PA intro6:39
5.Blind Man * > JC intro5:45
6.Motel Party Baby % > chat7:49
7.Do The // Dance > chat17:05
Set 2 - CD 2 - 51:13
1.tuning > Dance With Me #9:07
2.Standing Down In NY Town (Hey Hey Hey)5:56
3.Mona % > "Happy Birthday James"15:37
4.After Midnight #8:43
5.Good Ol' Rock & Roll > chat6:01
Encore:
6.band intro > Sugaree #5:47
Total102:43


2nd gen analog sbd recording
digital transfer 2021-04

patch source for tr 01 see below


Notes:
- "I Can't Dance": 0:55 to 3:26 had heavy channel fluctuations, repaired by using the audience sourced tape (Hat Mounted Realistic PZM's with Sony WMD6-C 20 feet away, right side balcony, hat on rail; Maxell XLII-S No nr; Master > NakCR-3A>HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH > Torrent; Recorded and Transferred by Russ Cansler
- "Do The Dance" cuts in middle (tape flip)
- "Mona" has "Cobra" tease
- audience recording exists, in the LMA


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals %
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals #
Peter AlbinBass, vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums



Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, September 20, 1985

As circulated May 2021.

Tracks
Set 1 - CD 1 - 62:42
1.// Built For Comfort # > chat
2.Do I Move You? #
3.Mojo Navigator
4.Sloop John B.
5.I Can't Dance
6.Motel Party Baby
7.// Blind Man *
8.Boogie On Reggae Woman #
9.Do The Dance
Set 2 - CD 2 - 57:37
1.Sing Sing Sing
2.-> San Francisco
3.After Midnight #
4.// Jealous Kind #
5.Mona
6.Got Love
7.-> Good Ol' Rock & Roll
Encore
8.Sugaree #
Total:120:20


2nd gen analog sbd recording
digital transfer 2021-04

Notes:
- "Built For Comfort" cuts in
- "Blind Man" cuts in
- "San Francisco" missed right channel for most part (repaired by pasting left signal)
- "After Midnight" missed right channel for most part (repaired by pasting left signal)
- "Jealous Kind" cuts in; had some right channel problems (repaired to my best)


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals %
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals #
Peter AlbinBass, vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums



Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, October 11, 1985

As circulated May 2021.

Flyer

Tracks
Set 1 - CD 1 - 69:36
1.Who Makes The Moves?11:51
2.Thirty Days
3.Built For Comfort #
4.Lay-Back Baby #
5.Blind Man * (1)
6.Got Love (1)
7.Catapillar * (1)
8.Suzie-Q % (1)
9.-> The Love Machine (1)
10.High-Heeled Sneakers #
Set 2 - CD 2 - 36:43
1.// My Problems Got Problems #6:15
2.Jealous Kind #6:48
3.Mojo // Navigator
4.// Mona
Encore:
5.After Midnight #
Total:106:20


2nd gen analog sbd recording
digital transfer 2021-04


Notes:
- (1) - w/David Getz - drums
- "Who Makes The Moves" has a bad mix during most part of the song (mainly only Barry's guitar w/lots of hall effects audible)
- "My Problems Got Problems" cuts in
- "Mojo Navigator" cuts in middle (repaired to my best)
- "Mona" cuts in
- 'Robert Hunter- Guitar, Vocals' appears in the info file, but it is highly unlikely that he's here; he left the band long before & none of his songs are played


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals %
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals #
Peter AlbinBass, vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums



Keystone, Palo Alto, October 25, 1985

As circulated September 2021.

Tracks
Set 1 - 57:06
1.Who Makes The Moves?
2.-> Slack String Quartet #
3.Sloop John B.
4.Do The Dance
5.The Cuckoo #
6.// Good Old Rock & Roll
7.Motel Party Baby %
8.Franklin's Tower #
Set 2 - 69:34
1.// Reelin' and Pitchin' #5:08
2.Butcher's Boy
3.Amagamalin // Street #
4.I Ain't Got Nobody (1)
5.Blind Man *
6.// Hallelujah //
7.Fire On The Mountain (2)
Encores:
8.I Can't Dance (2)
9.Promontory Rider (2)
10.-> Mona (2)
Total:126:49


3rd gen analog sbd recording
w/ unknown gen audience patch for final 26 mins


Notes:
- Robert Hunter sits in for entire show
- no Merl Saunders
- some hiss audible during quiet parts
- "Good Old Rock & Roll" cuts in
- "Reelin' and Pitchin" cuts in
- "Amagamalin Street" cuts in middle (repaired)
- "Hallelujah" cuts in and off
- (1) w/John Lee Hooker - Vocals, Guitar
- (2) source switches to audience for last 2 minutes of "FOTM" and for the rest of the show


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals %
Robert HunterGuitar, vocals #
Peter AlbinBass, vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums



Wolfgang's, San Francisco, CA, May 2, 1986

As circulated October 2021.



Tracks
Set 1 - CD 1
1."Give me a D, I, ..." > Who Makes The Moves?
2.-> Got Love
3.// Hesitation Blues
4.// Motel Party Baby %
5.// Betty and Dupree
6.// Built For Comfort # //
7.// After Midnight #
8.Good Old Rock // and Roll //
9.// Jealous Kind #
10.Do The Dance
11.// Hideaway
12.// Honky Tonk Jekyll and Hyde %
13.// Standing Down In NY Town (Hey Hey Hey)
14.// I Can't Dance
15.// Lay-Back Baby #
Total:93:02


3rd gen analog audience recording
digital transfer 2021-10 (16-44)

Notes:
- seems the taper paused between every song, so all these cuts are present
- "Who Makes The Moves" has a cut during intro
- "Hesitation Blues" cuts in
- "Motel Party Baby" cuts in
- "Built For Comfort" cuts in and off at very end
- "After Midnight" cuts in
- "Good Old Rock and Roll" has 2 cuts in middle (repaired) and cuts off at end (tape flip)
- "Jealous Kind" cuts in
- "Hideaway" cuts in
- "Honky Tonk Jekyll and Hyde" cuts in
- "Standing Down In NY Town (Hey Hey Hey)" cuts in
- "I Can't Dance" cuts in
- "Lay-Back Baby" cuts in


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals %
Merl SaundersKeyboards, vocals #
Peter AlbinBass, vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums



The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, May 24, 1986



Tracks
Set 1 - CD 1
1.tuning > intro 2:10
2.Who Makes the Moves? 12:27
3.Butchers Boy 8:02
4.Dino talk 1:31
5.Built for Comfort 6:11
6.Lay Back Baby 6:26
7.Hesitation Blues 4:48
8.Barry talks about John 1:34
9.Motel Party Baby 6:27
10.Need a Helping Hand 7:56
Total:57:38
Set 2 - CD 2
1.tuning > intro 1:30
2.Boogie on Reggie Woman 7:01
3.Max Gail intro 1:51
4.Tell Me *8:01
5.Love Machine 13:40
6.Mona 10:49
Encore
7.After Midnight 9:04
Total:52:01


Hat-Mounted Realistic PZM's with Sony WMD6-C, Maxell MX 90, Cnr 20 feet away, right side balcony, hat on rail

Master > Nak CR-3A nr off > HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH

Recorded and Transfered by Russ Cansler

Notes - Max Gail is best known as Det. "Wojo" on the sitcom "Barney Miller" which ran from 75-82

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Guest:
* Max GailKeyboards, Vocals on disc2 t04



Wolfgang's City, San Francisco, CA, 19 September, 1986

Tracks
Disc 1
1.// Who Makes The Moves10:55
2.I Can't Dance4:54
3.Boogie On Reggae Woman7:18
4.Built For Comfort5:29
5.Blindman5:19
6.Motel Party Baby >
Shine On Harvest Moon
6:59(J. Cipollina, G. Phillips)
7.Walkin' Blues4:23
8.Closer14:34
Total:65:56
Disc 2
1.Sugaree 8:43
2.After Midnight10:02
3.The Dance10:17
4.Hey Joe * 6:09
5.You Yes It's You *8:01
6.E: Mona10:12
Total:55:37


Personnel
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Peter Albin
Merl Saunders
Spencer Dryden
Guest:
Billy Roberts *



The Omni, Oakland, CA, November 8th, 1986

Tracks
Set 1 CD 1
1.tuning 3:40
2.Who Makes The Moves? 9:45
3.I Got Love 5:12
4.Boogie on Reggae Woman 7:03
5.Lay Back Baby 6:02
6.Blind Man 6:02
7.Motel Party Baby [tape flip]6:31
8.Dino Valenti intro 1:29
9.She Don't Belong to You *5:48
10.Strange Way 7:02
11.Closer 13:30
Disc 1 Total:72:10
Set 2 CD 2
1.tuning > intro 1:11
2.Built For Comfort 6:30
3.Ruby 9:05
4.I Can't Dance 8:09
5.Butchers Boy 7:56
6.Mona 12:14
Disc 2 Total:45:09


Hat Mounted Realistic PZM's with Sony WMD6-C
50 feet away, Left side balcony, Hat on Rail
Maxell MX 90 No nr

Master > NakCR-3A > HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH
Recorded and transferred by Russ Cansler

Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Dino ValentiVocals*



Wolfgangs, San Francisco, CA, March 13, 1987

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1.Blind Man --> 3:52
2.I Can't Dance --> 4:50
3.Got Love 4:35
4.Reggae Woman 6:55
5.That Pleases Me 6:12
6.Barry talk, Intros 3:08
7.Motel Party Baby 6:48
8.Seventh Son 7:11
9.Barry talk 0:24
Second Set
10./Intro by Wavy Gravy 0:39
11.After Midnight --> 8:24
12.The Dance 10:25
13.Barry talk 0:50
14.High Heeled Sneakers 6:32
15.Ruby 8:45
Disc 1 Total:
Disc 2
16.Barry talk 0:33
17.Good Old Rock And Roll --> 3:20
18.Who Makes The Moves 10:12
19.Mona 12:18
20.Outro 0:17
Encore
21.Built For Comfort 4:11
Disc 2 Total:


Source: Master Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D5, Sony ECM23 Mics, 10' Mic stand
Location: Front tables right
Taper: Roger Miller


Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Spencer Dryden Drums



Starry Night, Portland, OR, May 16, 1987

As circulated August 2020.

Tracks
Set 1 - 61:52
1.Who Makes The Moves?
2.Love
3.Boogie On Reggae Woman #
4.Do I Move You? #
5.Blind Man
6.Motel Party Baby
7.Strange Ways
8.-> Do The Dance
Set 2 - 54:06
1.Intro by Todd ?
2.After Midnight #
3.Sugaree #
4.Mojo Navigator
5....Save Our Souls
6.Mona (w/Cobra Intro)
7.My Problems Got Problems #
Encore
8.Good Old Rock & Roll
Total:115:59


analog 1st gen audience
recorded by MF


Note: another JC "shoebox" find from deep in the vault... watch out for more soon...
anybod knows who Todd (announcer of set 02) is?


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitars, Vocals



Parker's Ballroom, Seattle, WA, May 17, 1987

Soundboard

Tracks
Disc One:
1./Get It All Together *04:09
2.Save The Whales * 04:46
3.Save The Whales (reprise, with audience participation) *02:28
4.Bring Back The Sixties, Man * 03:58
5.For What It's Worth * 02:58
6./Who Makes The Moves01:41
7.Wake Up Everybody In The Neighborhood 04:50
8.Band intros, Boogie On Reggae Woman 06:56
9.Do I Move You?09:07
10.Blind Man 03:06
11.Motel Party Baby07:38
12.Got Love-> The Dance16:39
13./After Midnight 07:08
Disc 2 Total:75:28
Disc Two:
1.Sugaree09:14
2.Little Red Rooster # 10:23
3.Thirty Days #06:29
4.Built For Comfort-> Mona/13:40
Bonus Tracks
5.Strange Way05:58
6.The Dance12:49
7.Good Old Rock and Roll 04:35
8.The Jealous Kind-> Wake Up Everybody In The Neighborhood/15:50
Disc 2 Total:79:01


Tracks 5, 6 & 7 are from the Portland show
track 8 is from the Eugene show.

Source: soundboard recording on unknown cassette deck
Lineage: master cassette > cassette > CDR
Encoding: EAC > waves > flac level 8
Recorded by: unknown
Transfer by: unknown


I got this show in a trade. There are lots of issues, some clipping, some hiss, some bad cuts (in and out), sloppy tracking and what have you. It's a case of "it is what it is." I considered doing some editing to try to smooth out some of the horrendous cuts (like the one at the end of "Mona") and fix the tracking, but it was taking too long and I was afraid it might never get done. So here it is, warts and all.

Sorry, I don't have details about how it was recorded or transferred. I only know that the cassette source was a 1st gen tape, and it was transferred on to a standalone CD burner. Tracking was done on the fly, so there is some awkward indexing. The master was recorded casually by promotors of the show, with less than ideal care and attention (not that I'm complaining too much). The mix is also not absolutely ideal. It's a monaural recording. Thanks to gergsnave for the discs. Check samples before downloading! And please help me out with the setlist, I'm pretty sure that some of the song titles are wrong. Thanks.

I have one more Dinosaurs show (04-27-1984 in Seattle) from the same source, only in that case I have the 1st gen cassette. Again, lots of problems, but one of these days I'll get it transferred and see if it can be made to sound reasonable.

Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Country Joe McDonald*
Rob Moitozavocals and blues harp#
Jerry Millerguitar#



DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA, May 20, 1987

Tracks
1. ???, Herb Greene and "A noseful of dribble" from Wavy Gravy
2.Who Makes The Moves
3.band and guest intros/tuning
4.Stand By Me (1) (2)
5.Built For Comfort (1)
6.The Dance (1)
7.Hesitation//Blues
8.banter/John Cipollina intro
9.Motel Party Baby
10.Whoopie
11.Closer (3) >
12.Mona (3)
Total:85:58


Private Party *

Source: Unkown sbd > cdr > eac > wav
Lineage: wav > iZotope RX7 Advanced > iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced > CD Wave > flac 16

Comments:

I contacted Herb Greene to ask if he remembered this show and he told me it was an after party for his show at Robert Koch Gallery.*

Notes:

- There is a tape flip during "Hesitation Blues", the two parts have been crossfaded together.
- It was very hissy so I have applied some NR.

Thanks to Tom Shyman for extracting the wavs and sending them to me.

edited and mastered, SIRMick, February 2019

Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Merl Saunderskeyboards, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Guests:
Pete Searsbass, keyboard (1)
Sal Valentinovocals (2)
Snooky Flowerssaxophone (3)





Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, May 23, 1987

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1./Level With Me --> 7:56
2.Thirty Days 4:24
3.Barry talk, Intro 0:57
4.Problems --> 7:39
5.Reggae Woman 6:53
6.Intros 0:55
7.Blind Man 5:09
8.Barry talk, Intro 1:49
9.Motel Party Baby 7:11
10.Barry talk 1:17
11.Got Love 6:06
12.Barry talk, Intro 0:35
13.Built For Comfort 5:42
(Second Set)
14.Intro 0:19
15.After Midnight 9:21
16.The Answer 8:48
(Disc 2)
17.Mojo Navigator 7:19
18.Tuning, Barry talk 1:21
19.Falling For Your Love 3:10
20.Mona 13:48
(Encore)
21.Sugaree 7:12
Total:107:51


Source: Master Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D5, Sony ECM23F Mics, 10' Mic Stand
Location: Floor Tables Right
Taper: Roger Miller

Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums





San Francisco Music Fair, CA, May 31, 1987

Tracks
1.// Intro. 1:24
2.Built For Comfort 4:58
3.Love Machine 7:33
4.Albin banter 0:57
5.Blind Man3:41
6.Melton & Cipollina banter 1:21
7.Motel Party Baby6:10
8.Melton intro's Harold Aceves0:27
9.The Dance *8:51
10.Outro //0:08
Total:35:35


SBD M > WAV > CD > EAC > WAV > CDimage > CD WAVE > EAC > FLAC

"This show has never been circulated until now (mid-Oct. 2005) I believe, so here it goes!"

"I received a CDR copy from the master tape, but it was only one track. So, I made a CDimage, then used CD Wave to make the tracks. Then, into rename and finally into FLAC. I did no EQ'ing of this, as I like to seed recordings "flat", plus didn't need it as you will hear for yourself!"

"If you wish to a simple basic "Dinosaurs 101" show, this is it. Short and to the point, but it's a very good performance."

"Dedicated to my current home of Tempe, AZ neighbor and friend, Harold Aceves. "

"Thanks for letting me sit on with you and Barry Melton, truely a experience I will never forget!"

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, lead vocals on "Love Machine" and "The Dance"
John Cipollinaguitar, lead vocals on "Motel Party Baby"
Merl Saunderskeyboards, lead vocals on "Built For Comfort"
Peter Albinbass, lead vocals on "Blind Man"
Spencer Drydendrums
* Harold Acevesdrums on "The Dance"



Odyssey Room, Sunnyvale, CA, June 1, 1987

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1.I Can't Dance --> 4:48
2.Level With Me 7:51
3.Barry, talk, intros, etc 2:58
4.Problems 6:49
5.Ruby 7:25
6.Barry, talk, intros, etc 2:30
7.Blind Man 5:10
8.Barry, talk, intros, etc 1:40
9.Motel Party Baby 6:02
10.Barry, talk 0:40
11.Thirty Days --> 4:23
12.Got Love 7:17
Second Set
13.Barry, tuning, etc 2:42
14.After Midnight 8:49
15.Reggae Woman 6:42
Disc 2
16.The Dance 11:39
17.Dupree 8:11
18.Barry, talk, etc 2:15
19.Built For Comfort 5:05
20.Barry, talk, etc 1:30
21.Good Old Rock And Roll --> 3:48
22.Love Machine 9:28
23.Mona 12:20
(Encore)
24.Happy Birthday Roger, etc 1:08
25.Sugaree 5:55
Total:


Source: Master Cassette, Soundboard
Equipment: Sony D5
Taper: Roger Miller

Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Merl Saunderskeyboards, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums





Omni, Oakland, CA, June 6, 1987

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1.Happy Birthday, Peter 1:18
2.Blind Man 4:43
3.Got Love --> 4:00
4.Level With Me 10:18
5.Barry Talk, Credits, Intro 1:33
6.The Answer --> 8:57
7.High Heeled Sneakers 5:01
8.Motel Party Baby 7:23
Second Set
9.After Midnight 9:52
10.Problems 7:35
11.Hokey Pokey 11:24
12.Barry Talk 1:37
Disc 2
13.Mojo Navigator 5:58
14.Barry Talk 1:10
15.Mona 14:15
(Encore)
16.Sugaree 6:21
Total:


Source: Master Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D5, Sony ECM23F Mics
Taper: Roger Miller

Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums





I-Beam, June 21, 1987

Tracks
1.Level With Me7:13
2.My Problems Got Problems7:44
3.Mojo Navigator6:03
Total:21:02


trade CDR > EAC > wav > flac

"Here's something short, sweet and pretty rare. This is for all Moby Grape and West Coast music fans: the Dinosaurs caught on stage with Jerry Miller of Moby Grape fame sitting in in the place of John Cipollina (probably ill or engaged elsewhere with one of his many bands...) The sound quality is a very good aud, find hereafter some samples for you to decide, but i would not hesitate to grab this rare piece of musical history."

Encoded and prepared and upped to dime by yours truly pgl

Personnel
Barry Melton
Jerry Miller
Peter Albin
Merl Saunders
Spencer Dryden



Pine Street Theater, Portland, OR, October 31, 1987

Tracks
1.After Midnight9:15
2.You Can Keep Your Hat On8:55
3.Love? 4:36
4.Blindman5:38
5.Honky Tonk Jekyll and Hyde6:04
6.Strange Way3:58
7.Instrumental >
Get Down
7:57
8.Mona24:48
Total:71:11


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
Barry Melton
John Cipollina
Peter Albin
Merl Saunders
Spencer Dryden



The Saint, New York City, Friday January 15, 1988

As posted via DimeADozen, October 2010



Encore:
Tracks
1.Who Makes The Moves
2.Love
3.Built For Comfort
4.Do I Move You
5.Blindman
6.Honky Tonk Jekyll And Hyde
7.The Dance *
8.After Midnight **
9.Hi Heeled Sneakers
10.Love Machine
11.San Francisco Shuffle
12.Mona
13.Sugaree
Total:


note: * - gap from tape flip ** - with Jack Casady

Recorded by The Weasel - "Da Weez"
Transferred and mastered to .wav files by D5scott
source: 2 Neumann KMF4 microphones (10 feet from stage) > Sony TC-D5M (Dolby on) - analog master cassettes
transfer: Sony TC-D5M (original record deck - Dolby on) > Pre Sonus Inspire GT > Sound Forge > .wav files > Trader's Little Helper > flac and ffp files

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
R.I.P. Sandy - aka "Bigfoot" He was a friend of mine and "Da Weez" who had nothing to do with this recording, but we all sure do miss him!
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This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel



Dinosaurs (Live in San Francisco)

CD outer

Tracks
1.What A Little Girl Needs4:02
2.I Got Love 4:02
3.After 10 am 4:46
4.San Francisco 4:36
5.Dinosaurs 5:02
6.Are You Ready 5:01
Unknown Source:
7.Heartbeat 13:38
8.Mona 13:13
Total:54:25


Recorded live in San Francisco, May 14, 1988

Personnel
John Cipollina
Barry "The Fish" Melton
Peter Albin
Spencer Dryden
Merl Saunders


Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
Oh Boy 1-9163 USCD




Cotati Cabaret, SF, CA, 14 May, 1988


Tracks
1.Built For Comfort4:02
2.Love 4:02
3.After Midnight 4:46
4.San Francisco 4:36
5.Motel Party Baby5:02
6.Do I Move You? 5:01
7.The Dance 13:38
8.Mona 13:13
Total:54:24


"Great complete soundboard of a late Cipollina show."

Master R. TO R. > Beheringer E. Pro > CD > EAC > WAV > FLAC

This is the actual show, whereas AIUI the Oh Boy bootleg is a mixture from various shows.

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollina
Barry "The Fish" Melton
Peter Albin
Spencer Dryden
Merl Saunders

Old Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, Saturday September 10, 1988


Tracks
CD 1
1.Wavy Gravy intro 1:45
2.Who Makes The Moves? 8:15
3.I Got Love 5:47
4.Built for Comfort 5:29
5.Lay Back Baby 7:03
6.Blind Man 5:35
7.Dino Talk 2:02
8.Motel Party Baby 5:41
Total:41:41
CD 2
1.Strange Way 6:07
2.The Dance 12:59
3.Fossil Fuel 3:22
4.After Midnight 7:02
5.Mona > Tequila > Mona/ tape flip12:08
6./Mona 6:49
Encore
7.San Francisco 3:40
8.Wavy Gravy 1:29
Total:53:43


Hat Mounted Realistic PZM's with Sony WMD6-C

30 Feet away, Dead center

Maxell MX90 No nr

Left Channel split to Right channel

Master > NakCR-3A > HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH

Recorded and Transferred by Russ Cansler

Notes: Right channel levels very low, patched with left channel

Record Release Party and Relix magazine 15th anniversary

also Commander Cody and New Riders of the Purple Sage

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals

Wow Hall, Eugene, OR, October 22, 1988, Sbd


Tracks
CD 1
1.Who Makes the Moves11:34
2.12:09
3.Built for Comfort4:55
4.Lay Back Baby10:28
5.5:04
6.7:53
7.I Can't Dance6:04
8.Sugaree12:59
9.My Problems Got Problems8:11
Total:79:20
CD 2
1.Mojo Navigator7:32
2.Got Love7:23
3.Mona19:40
4.S.F. Bay Blues6:01
Encore
5.After Midnight7:41
Total:48:18


Sbd > Sony D-5 > AIWA MX220 1st gen Tape > CDR

Received this tape from Taper Bob when I was living in Eugene.
I have never seen this on Dime and being that this is my 1st upload I hope its new to the community.
If all goes well I will be posting more of the same or related music.


Quality B+ some hiss/ soundman takes a few songs to get the sound dialed in/all and all a good show.


Artists Rights Today Benefit, Gift Center Pavilion, San Francisco, CA
March 22, 1989 (MPG)


Tracks
1.Intro > Who Makes The Moves
2.Built For Comfort
3.Blindman
4.Motel Party Baby
5.Closer
6.Sugaree ( not very much was played)
Total:


Source: Steve Keyser's VHS (low gen)
Transfer: Magnavox ZV427MG9 VHS Deck > Canopus ADVC110 (using S-Video) > Firewire in >
Sony Vegas Video Pro 12 (capture to AVI) > TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 5 > MPEG-2

Transfer and wav extraction by Doug Moon


Notes:
- I don't have an audio recording of this show so I have remastered the original soundtrack. It's not great but it isn't too bad either. There is a little wow and flutter near the start.
- I know that there is a soundboard out there and I am trying to get a copy. In the meantime this is a stop gap. If and when it shows up I'll author this to dvd.
- This is an NTSC DVD compliant mpeg
Comments:
- Other acts included: Jerry Garcia and Friends, Country Joe McDonald and Nick Gravenites and Animal Mind.


Thanks to Steve and Doug

audio and video editing
SIRMick, September 2014


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals



The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, March 4, 1989

As circulated December 2021


Tracks
1.chat > Do I Move You? #10:15
2.After Midnight #8:26
3.Strange Ways4:56
4.-> Level With Me6:37
5.-> Mona //9:39
Total:39:56


2nd gen analog sbd recording
digital transfer 2021-11 (24-96)



Notes:
- incomplete (all I have)
- j-card says "partial 2nd set"
- "Mona" cuts off


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals #



Wow Hall, Eugene, OR, August 10, 1989


Tracks
CD 1 Set 1
1.Who Makes the Moves7:18
2.Got Love5:08
3.Built for Comfort4:01
4.Whoopie10:13
5.John's Down Home Blues (small drop out between songs)6:19
6.Ain't No More Country Girl Blues (Tape Flip)9:10
7.I Can't Dance6:48
8.MoJo Navigator6:47
9.High Heeled Sneakers7:10
Total:62:56
CD 2 Set 2
1.Boogie on Reggae Women8:08
2.After Midnight9:44
3.Blindman (Tape Flip)4:48
4.The Dance (small drop out between songs)6:53
5.Same Old Face9:21
6.John"s Other6:52
7.I'am Leavin7:10
Encore
8.Sugaree7:54
Total:60:51


Sbd > 1st Gen. Maxell XL11-S > Sony Stand Alone Burner > Cd Wave Editor > TLH > Flac

Got this tape when I was living in Eugene from Taper Bob. Quality A- sbd, a bit of hiss, CD1 small drop out between track 5 and 6 missing no music, same between Tracks 5 and 6 CD2, all in all a great recording. This show has Papa John taking John Cipollina's place in the band. Haven't seen this circulated so come one come all and enjoy the Dinosaurs in Duck Country.


The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, November 10, 1989


Tracks
CD 1 Set 1
1.tuning 0:58
2.Who Makes the Moves? 6:23
3.I Got Love 4:44
4.dino talk 1:41
5.Built for Comfort 5:52
6.Ruby 10:05
7.Papa John Intro 0:53
8.No More Country Girls 9:37
9.Born on a Farm 6:41
Total:47:00
CD 2 Set 2
1.tuning 0:34
2.Boogie on Reggae Woman 7:17
3.Do I Move You? 7:38
4.Hesitation Blues 5:52
5.Chemical Body, Electric Brain 7:18
6.I Can't Get Started With You 5:22
7.John's Down Home Boogie 8:26
Encore
8.Sugaree 7:45
Total:50:17


Hat mounted Realistic PZM's with Sony WMD6-C
20 feet away, Right side balcony, hat on rail
Maxell MX 100 No nr

Master > NakCR-3A > HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH
Recorded and transferred by Russ Cansler

Personnel
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Papa John CreachFiddle, Vocals



Starry Night, Portland, OR, March 2, 1990

As circulated July 2021


Tracks
Set 1 Disc 1 - 51:13
1.Boogie On Reggae Woman
2.My Problems Got Problems
3.I Had A Dream
4.Do The Dance
5.I Can't Get Started With You
6.// John's Down Home Blues
Set 2 Disc 2 - 71:33
1.San Francisco Bay Blues
2.Butcher Boy
3.Built For Comfort
4.Jealous Kind
5.High-Heeled Sneakers
6.Hesitation Blues
7.Somewhere Over The Rainbow
8.John's Other
Encore:
9.Sugaree
Total:122:47


unknown gen analog sbd recording
tape provided by MF in the early 90's


Notes:
- "John's Down Home Blues" cuts in (tape flip)
- "Butcher Boy" right channel drop out (fixed)
- "Built For Comfort" right channel drop out (fixed)
- "Sugaree" right channel drop out (fixed)


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Papa John CreachFiddle, Vocals



Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA, March 3, 1990

As circulated July 2021


Tracks
Set 1 - 51:21
1.chat > Itsy Bitsy Spider2:41
2.Boogie On Reggae Woman
3.-> Built For Comfort
4.Butcher Boy
5.San Francisco Bay Blues
6.John's Down Home Blues
7.I Can't Get Started With You
Set 2 Incomplete - 35:27
1.Closer (1)
2.Bring It With You When You Come (1)
3.High Heeled Sneakers (1)
Total:86:48


2nd gen analog audience recording
digital transfer 2021-06


Notes:
- incomplerte (all I have)
- (1) w/Jerry Miller - Guitar


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Papa John CreachFiddle, Vocals



Chestnut Cabaret, Philadelphia, PA, January 30, 1991

As circulated July 2021


Tracks
Set 1 - 51:14
1.intro by MC > Who Makes The Moves?
2.-> Got Love
3.Walking By Myself
4.-> Boogie On Reggae Woman #
5.Blind Man
6.I Can't Get Started With You
7.John's Down Home Blues
Set 2 - 39:33
1.Sunrise Over Haleakala (instrumental) > chat, Jerry intro6:16
2.(Finders) Keepers #9:07
3.Do I Move You? #
4.Butcher's Boy
5.Itsy Bitsy Spider
6.Closer //
Total:90:47


2nd gen analog audience recording
digital transfer 2021-06

Notes:
- incomplete (all I have)


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals #
Papa John CreachViolin, Vocals



Trips Festival 25th anniversary, Ritz, NYC, February 2, 1991

Uploaded to LMA on November 6, 2016


Tracks
Disc one: 51:45
1.Wavy Gravy & the coyote's penis18:16
2.Who Makes the Moves? > chat8:44
3.Do the Dance
4.Built For Comfort
5.Do I Move You?
Disc two: 79:48
1.Blind Man
2.I Can't Get Started With You
3.Down Home Blues
4.Sugaree
5.Sunrise Over Holeokola
6.Butcher's Boy
7.Hokey Pokey
8.Georgia
9.John's Other
Total:131:34


source: sbd cassette master
sony d-5, dolby b, maxell mx100's metal tapes
taped by Jerry Moore

lineage: nak dragon dolby b > tascam hd-p2 24/48 > cd wave > adobe audition 2.0 > flac
transferred & seeded by Rob Berger

Notes:
- i was dope sick at this show and don't remember a thing


This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in
various formats from the Dinosaurs section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Papa John CreachFiddle, Vocals



Grog & Tankard, Baltimore, MD, February 4, 1991

As circulated July 2021


Tracks
1....Who Makes The Moves?
2.I Can't Dance
3.Walking By Myself
4.After Midnight
5.Do I Move You?
6.John's Down Home Blues
7.Mojo Navigator
8.Sugaree
Encore:
9.John's Other
Total:82:58


unknown gen analog sbd
digital transfer 2021-07

Notes:
- given as sbd source, but most likely wrong (audience sourced to my ears)
- few dropouts in right channel repaired
- "Who Makes The Moves" fades in


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Papa John CreachFiddle, Vocals



The Bayou, Washington, DC, February 5, 1991

As circulated July 2021


Tracks
Disc 1 - 59:58
1.Who Makes The Moves?
2.Closer
3.Walking By Myself
4.Do I Move You?
5.Hesitation Blues
6.I Can't Get Started With You
7.John's Down Home Blues
Disc 2 - 27:45
8.Sunrise Over Haleakala
9.After Midnight
10.Got Love
Encore:
11.Butcher Boy
Total:97:44


2nd gen analog sbd recording
digital transfer 2021-07

Notes:
- "Butcher Boy" is dedicated to John Cipollina


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Papa John CreachFiddle, Vocals



Sonic Garage, York, PA, February 8, 1991

As circulated July 2021


Tracks
Set 1 - 35:36
1.MC band intro > Who Makes The Moves?
2.San Francisco
3.Built For Comfort
4.Do I Move You?
Set 2 - 50:10
1.// John's Down Home Blues
2.I Can't Get Started With You
3.Boogie On Reggae Woman
4.After Midnight
5.Blind Man
6.San Francisco Bay Blues
7.Save Our Souls
Total:85:47


unknown gen analog sbd
digital transfer 2021-07

Notes:
- due to tech problems very short Set 1
- "John's Down Home Blues" cuts in


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Papa John CreachFiddle, Vocals



Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ, February 9, 1991

As circulated July 2021


Tracks
Set 1 -
1.MC intro > Who Makes The Moves?
2.Mojo Navigator
3.Boogie On Reggae Woman
4.Jealous Kind
5.Blind Man //
6.I Can't Get Started With You
7.John's Down Home Blues
8.Sugaree
9.I'm Moving
Encore:
10.John's Other //
Total:94:15


2nd gen analog sbd recording
digital transfer 2021-07

Notes:
- incomplete
- very low levels on my cassette, so there's backgound hiss noise
- "Blind Man" cuts off (tape flip)
- "John's Other" cuts off (tape ending)


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Papa John CreachFiddle, Vocals



Highlands Park, Ben Lomond, CA, June 8, 1991

As circulated July 2021


Tracks
1.MC intro > Who Makes The Moves?6:43
2.-> Got Love7:37
3.High Heeled Sneakers7:31
4.Do I Move You?10:18
5.Blind Man6:05
6.John's Down Home Blues7:08
7.I Can't Get Started With You5:16
8.Closer8:43
9.Standing Down In NY Town (Hey Hey Hey) (1)7:00
10.San Francisco Bay Blues [2:09] > chat > Driftin' (1) >
band intro > applause > MC
7:37
Encore:
11.Boogie On Reggae Woman (1) > "Thank you"6:59
Total:82:12


2nd gen analog audience recording
digital transfer 2021-07

Notes:
- taper paused between several tracks
- (1) w/Ramblin' Jack Elliot - Guitar, Vocals


Barry Melton- Guitar, Vocals Peter Albin- Bass, Vocals Papa John Creach - Vocals, Violin Spencer Dryden- Drums Merl Saunders - Keyboards, Vocals
Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals
Papa John CreachFiddle, Vocals



Speedy O'Tubbs Rhythmic Underground, Bellingham, WA, July 15, 1993

As circulated July 2021


Tracks
Set 1 - 50:05
1.// -?
2.Whisky River
3.Blind Man
4.-> Got Love
5.-> Do The Dance
6.Love You So Much
7.Going Down // The Road
Set 2 - 40:00
1.Hot Summer Day
2.I Can't Dance
3.Mojo Navigator
4.- ? Slow Blues (Jerry's Blues)
Total:90:05


1st gen analog audience recording
tape provided by MF
digital transfer 2021-07

Notes:
- incomplete (all I have)
- Tr 01 (-?) cuts in
- "Going On Down The Road" cuts in middle (tape flip)


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
David GetzDrums
Jerry MillerGuitar, Vocal
David LaFlammeVocals, Violin





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