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Aunt Monk Studios, San Francisco, CA, December 8, 1983, SBD
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, February 9, 1984
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, February 10, 1984
Keystone, Berkeley, CA, February 11, 1984
Keystone, Berkeley, CA, April 14, 1984
Keystone, Berkeley, CA, June 28, 1984
The Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, CA, July 20, 1984

Keystone ad

Many thanks to Greg for the ad




Aunt Monk Studios, San Francisco, CA, December 8, 1983 Sbd

As seeded on DimeADozen, January 2009



Tracks
1.// Built For Comfort (the sound is really distorted and saturated)7:03
2.Unknown Song2:57
3.Sing, Sing, Sing 4:15
4.Boogie On Reggae Woman 1:32
5.Blindman 3:33
6.High Heel Sneakers3:35
7.Santa Claus Is Coming To Town0:24
8.All Alone3:45
Total27:06


1st ever MuSiC rehearsal

This recording was done with a really bad mix and a bad equipment, so the sound get often really distorted,
but it is a pretty rare document of the first MuSiC rehearsal. So i guess any Cipollina fan want to have it.

1st generation copy from Cipollina Master cassette > Nakamichi > amplifiers > tascam audio cdrw750 > cd > computer > plex tool professional XL > wav > flac.

Transfered & uploaded by 38f on Dime January 2009.

Personnel
John Cipollina
Barry Melton
Merl Saunders
Peter Albin
Spencer Dryden



The Stone, San Francisco, CA, February 9, 1984

As circulated June 2021



Tracks
Set 1
1.chat "We don't know what we want to sing, we're a new group" > Got Love6:50
2.My Problems Got Problems
3.-> San Francisco
4.-> Blind Man
5.Do I Move You?
6.Do The Dance
7.Boogie On Reggae Woman
8.// Mona
Set 2
1.Colorado Town
2.High Heeled Sneakers
3.Closer
4.Jealous Kind
Encore
5.// Lay-Back Baby
6.// S.O.S. //
Total103:06


unknown gen. analog audience recording
digital transfer 2021-05




Notes:
- this was given to me as a "MuSiC" show (Dinosaurs classic lineup w/out Hunter, but Merl Saunders sitting in for the whole show). As this was the lineup #2 [of Dinosaurs] I list these also as Dinosaurs shows.
- The setlist and the chat are the same as the 'Feb 10' recording below. Given that we have the relevant ad (see above) and that Steve Keyser's list on JohnCipollina.com has a show on 2/10/84, I think the Feb 10 date is correct.
- "Mona" cuts in (tape flip)
- "Lay-Back Baby" cuts in (tape flip)
- "SOS" cuts in and out


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spenser DrydenDrums
Merl Saunders Keyboards, Vocals



The Stone, San Francisco, CA, February 10, 1984

Via DimeADozen, January 2022



Tracks
1.chat "... We don't know what we want to sing, we're a new group ..." > Got Love > band intro6:42
2.My Problems Got Problems *6:19
3.San Francisco4:43
4.Blind Man # > chat "This is our year end drop-off memorial concert... Reagan for Russia president"4:35
5.Do I Move You? * > chat, crowd5:56
6.Do The Dance > "I'm a big Clash fan. I asked to join the band but I was too old."10:25
7.Boogie On Reggae Woman *7:02
8.Mona % > band intro9:52
9."True story" > Colorado Town > chat8:22
10.High Heeled Sneakers *5:55
11.Closer (inc band intro, solos)17:47
12.Jealous Kind * > "Thank you, and good night."7:20
Encore
13.Lay-Back Baby *5:41
14.S.O.S. "> Thank you. Thank you very much"7:41
Total108:27


Recorded by John Chapman (aka Johnieappel)
Digitized by John Chapman on 1/27/22

Source: Realistic Electret stereo microphone > Sony D5 > TDK SA 90 cassette tape > Tascam 130 tape deck > Edirol R44 > iMAC > Audacity > xACT > FLAC




Notes:
- The setlist and the chat are the same as the 'Feb 9' recording above. Given that we have the relevant ad (see above) and that Steve Keyser's list on JohnCipollina.com has a show on 2/10/84, I think the Feb 10 date is correct.


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals %
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals #
Spenser DrydenDrums
Merl Saunders Keyboards, Vocals *


The Stone, San Francisco, CA, February 10, 1984

Received, January 2022



Tracks
Disc 1 - 44:58
1.crowd > "Well hello, loyal friends & fans", tuning, "We're a new group, we'll probably do this" >
Got Love
6:40
2.band intro's > My Problems Got Problems # 6:51
3.San Francisco 4:29
4.Blind Man * 3:41
5."Reagan for Russia..." > Do I Move You? #5:50
6.The Dance 9:17
7."I'm a big Clash fan..." >
Boogie On Reggae Woman #
8:06
Disc 2 - 40:36
1.Mona 9:47
2.tuning, JC: "The band would like to thank you all for being such a good audience,
in case anybody cares, we're having a good time" "True story" > Colorado Town
8:36
3.High-Heel Sneakers # 6:15
4.Closer 13:28
5.? 2:27
Total85:34


AUDIENCE

UNKNOW SOURCE LINEAGE

2 CDS


Notes:
- The setlist, chat and track times are the same as the shorter 'July 20' recording below.


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals %
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals *
Spenser DrydenDrums
Merl Saunders Keyboards, Vocals #



Keystone, Berkeley, CA, February 11, 1984

As seeded on DimeADozen by wh1pnk, September 2006



Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1
1.Got Love5:41
2.Trouble On My Mind7:05
3.Blind Man5:10
4.San Francisco Shuffle5:32
5.I'm The Jealous Kind9:58
6.The Dance14:34
Disc 1 Total48:03
Set 2
Disc 2
1.Built For Comfort4:53
2.Love Machine11:13
3.tuning1:23
4.Lay Back Baby6:29
5.H-Bomb5:35
6.Bring On John2:07
7.Mona!13:59
Disc 2 Total45:42
Total93:45


Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone > NAKCR3A > Hard Drive > Flac6

A JAM Production!

Keep It Real, don't buy it or sell it.

Personnel
Barry Melton (The Fish) Guitar/Vocals
John Cipollina (Quicksilver) Guitar/Fangs/Vocals
Peter Albin (Big Brother) Bass/Vocals
Spenser Dryden (Airplane) Drums
Merl Saunders Keyboards/Vocals


Keystone, Berkeley, CA, February 11, 1984

LMA Soundboard version



Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1
1.I Got Love7:12
2."little bit of trouble"0:58
3.My Problems Got Problems7:06
4.Blind Man3:41
5."he's from Sonoma County... wiping horse manure on my shoes..."1:29
6.San Francisco4:35
7."I remember this place before it was the Keystone... the Monk... didn't name it after you, did they?"0:56
8.I'm the Jealous Kind8:20
9."Stop coughing! Don't tell me you got shots!"1:37
10.The Dance (cut in middle)14:29
Disc 1 Total50:26
Set 2
Disc 2
1.Built for Comfort4:48
2.Love Machine12:18
3.Lay Back Baby6:31
4.Please Don't Drop that H-Bomb On Me5:32
4."The man who taught Boy George everything he knows, John Cipollina!"3:42
5.Mona *12:33
Disc 2 Total45:25
Total95:51


Source: SBD -> Sony TC-D5M, Sony UCX-S90 Master Tape, Dolby B

Lineage: Master Tape/Sony TC-D5M -> Tascam DR-1 44.1KHz/16b -> Audacity 1.3.5 -> CD Wave -> FLAC 7

* Last 3 minutes of Mona from John M audience tape posted, for some reason, as part of 1984-02-04 show at http://www.archive.org/details/dinos1984-02-04.aud.flac16. This required pitch correction as well as normalization to match the SBD recording.

Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spenser DrydenDrums
Merl Saunders Keyboards, Vocals


Keystone, Berkeley, CA, February 11, 1984 (Incomplete)

As circulated June 2021.



Tracks
Set 1
1.Got Love
2.My Problems Got Problems
3.Blind Man
4.San Francisco
5.Jealous Kind
6.Do // The Dance
Set 2
7.Built For Comfort
8.Love Machine
9.Lay-Back Baby
10.The Bomb Song
Total


3rd gen analog audience recording
digital transfer 2021-05


dull and distant recording - be warned...


Notes:
- this was given to me as a "MuSiC" show (Dinosaurs classic lineup w/out Hunter, but Merl Saunders sitting in for the whole show). As this was the lineup #2 [of Dinosaurs] I list these also as Dinosaurs shows.
- incomplete
- "Do The Dance" cuts in middle (tape flip)


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spenser DrydenDrums
Merl Saunders Keyboards, Vocals



Keystone, Berkeley, CA, April 14, 1984

As circulated November, 2020



Tracks
Set 1 - 44:06
1.Stagger Lee > tuning, chat7:02
2.Boogie On Reggae Woman # > chat6:47
3.Blind Man * > dead air3:49
4.Law And Order5:27
5.S.O.S. > chat "yukking it up"9:15
6.Built For Comfort #5:48
7.House Of The Rising Sun > "We'll be back in a bit"5:54
Set 2 - 31:24
8.tuning > We Are Like The Ocean > tuning6:18
9.Lay Back Baby # > tuning6:17
10.My Problems Got Problems # > tuning7:03
11.Hold On To The Good Times [4:55] > chat, tuning7:04
12.Suzie Q #4:40
Total75:30


unknown gen analog sbd recording
unknown Equipment
unknown taper


Note: - some hiss during the breaks

Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals *
Spenser DrydenDrums
Merl Saunders Keyboards, Vocals #



Keystone, Berkeley, CA, June 28, 1984

As circulated March, 2021



Tracks
Set 1 - Disc 1 45:26
1.tuning > Colorado Town > chat "Merl says he opened this place up"10:10
2.Built For Comfort * > chat6:38
3.Got Love > chat6:31
4.Do I Move You? * > band intro, tuning9:43
5.Blind Man # > tuning5:08
6.Codine 7:13
Set 2 - Disc 2 61:15
1.chat, tuning > Cruisin' With My Baby * > chat "Don't you be calling me a dinosaur"6:08
2.Boogie On Reggae Woman * > chat7:10
3.Do The Dance > tuning, chat13:23
4.Jealous Kind *11:08
5.Closer (inc band intro, solos) > "Thank you, goodnight people. Goodbye Keystone." > crowd17:56
Encore
6.High Heeled Sneakers * > chat5:27
Total106:41


2nd gen analog audience recording
unknown Equipment
unknown taper


Notes:
- w/ Will Scarlet - Harp
- w/ ? - Sax
- slight hiss audible in quiet spots


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals #
Spenser DrydenDrums
Merl Saunders Keyboards, Vocals *



The Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, CA, July 20, 1984

Trade CD-Rs received June 2005

Steve Keyser's list on JohnCipollina.com lists 2 shows on 7/20/84:
Dinosaurs, and Fish & Chip with Bob Flurie & Michael Wilhelm.

The setlist (as far as it goes) and the chat (apart from Barry's initial
greeting which isn't on the other recordings) are the same as the Feb 9
and Feb 10 recordings that circulate.





Tracks
Disc 1 - 44:58
1.crowd > "Well hello loyal friends & fans..." >
Got Love
6:40
2.band intro's > My Problems Got Problems # 6:51
3.San Francisco 4:29
4.Blind Man * 3:41
5."Reagan for Russia..." > Do I Move You? #5:50
6.The Dance 9:17
7."I'm a big Clash fan..." >
Boogie On Reggae Woman #
8:06
Disc 2 - 40:36
1.Mona 9:47
2.tuning, JC: "We'd like to thank you all for being such a good audience,
in case anybody cares, we're having a good time" > Colorado Town
8:36
3.High-Heel Sneakers # 6:15
4.Closer 13:28
5.? 2:27
Total85:34


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl Saunders Keyboards, Vocals #


NB:The 2 recordings attributed to MuSiC, Last Day Saloon, July 20, 1984 have setlists with very little overlap.
Commenter #1:"I did find the following [billing]: July 20, 1984 Last Day Saloon - MuSiC, Barry Melton, Merle Saunders & John Cipollina
Commenter #2:"Joey Covington, Bob Flurie & Mike Wilhelm are on the [longer] recording, Barry announces them... There's also a harmonica player. He also announced 'Harry Reems' on lead guitar. It does sound like another guitar is in there but I've never heard of Harry Reems other than the porn star (Deep Throat!). It may just be Barry's sense of humor! Or Bob Flurie...
I believe MUSIC existed from Jan. 1984 until probably around the time of this 7/20 show. Robert Hunter's last show was 7/15/84 so it was definitely billed as MuSiC, being 5 days later. I don't remember Hunter announcing or hearing anywhere else that 7/15 was his last show. At the end of the 7/15 show Steve Keyser announced the next Dinosaur shows being 8/17 and 8/18 which were with Merl."
Commenter #3:"I recorded the longer version myself and no show at that time would be Billed as Dinosaurs with Merl (thus MuSiC!) because Hunter was still in the band [Dinosaurs] at the time."


The Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, CA, July 20, 1984

As seeded on DimeADozen, May 2006

Steve Keyser's list on JohnCipollina.com lists 2 shows on 7/20/84:
Dinosaurs, and Fish & Chip with Bob Flurie & Michael Wilhelm.

In track 1 Barry says that it is the 15th anniveaary of the first moon landing (which was July 20, 1969).



Tracks
Disc 1
1.talking and tuning "Give me your tired, your huddle. I am like the lamp which will show you the way.
That's right, ladies & gentlemen, 15 years ago today 'one small step for mankind' 'one small step for man,
one giant step for mankind'. If elected I will choose to run, and I will promise each and every one here
tonight, that in 1994 that phrase will be changed to 'one small step for woman, one giant step for
womankind'. We're going to try a new concept tonight, we're gonna to sit here and do nothing, with
our hands that is. We're gonna to play - perhaps this is a unqique adventure in music - we're going to give
you the privilege of sitting in and listening to the first telepathic set ever played by a musical band on a
stage anywhere"
3:56
2.Built For Comfort # 4:39
3.Mean Ol' Stagger Lee > chat6:21
4.Lucille # > chat 5:18
5.Walkin' By Myself # 5:00
6.New York Town 6:55
7.Colorado Town 9:44
8.Under The Stars Above6:19
9.Flurey's Harlem 6:32
10.I Can't Dance 5:51
11.talking and tuning 3:24
12.Johnny B. Goode 3:32
Disc 1 Total67:37
Disc 2
1.When You Got A Good Friend6:51
2.Little Bit Of Trouble6:48
3.Blind Man 3:29
4.San Francisco > set break6:04
5.Third Degree Blues 9:50
6.Love 5:35
7.I'm the Jealous Kind 5:45
8.The Dance 13:26
Disc 2 Total57:51
Disc 3
1.Babylon 10:59
2.tuning and talking 2:50
3.Howard Hughes Blues 5:03
4.Dust My Broom 5:00
5.After Midnight 5:14
6.Mona 15:17
Disc 3 Total44:25
Total169:55


Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone > NAKCR3A > Hard Drive > Flac6

A JAM Production!

Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums
Merl Saunders Keyboards, Vocals #
Guests:
Joey CovingtonDrums
Bob Flurie
Mike Wilhelm



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