Friday, October 5

The Metro, Chicago - 1987

The dB's
The Metro
Chicago, IL
September 19, 1987

audience recording (sound quality VG++) I could tell with this recording that the house sound and taper’s equipment were high quality because the show just sounds good — in fact, I did very little tweaking to the original files other than boost the volume a bit, split the tracks, and fade in the intro & fade out the outro. ENJOY!
Windy or not, who wouldn't enjoy playing a venue like this?
photo by vxla via Flickr
Highlights: The group sounds pumped to be playing Chicago (as usual) and to be starting their “Sound of Music” tour. They play eight tunes from the album of the same name, counting the CD bonus track “Sharon”. (Despite the fact that he was later sacked, I think Harold Kelt’s keyboards sound pretty good here.) All this, plus a very rare cover of The Move's "Message From the Country"!

BIG THANKS to the taper and SUPER DUPER THANKS to dB’s Fan for the share. 

SAMPLE: "Sharon (Metro, Chicago 1987)"
01 intro + Today Could Be the Day
02 Never Say When
03 Change With the Changing Times
04 Working for Somebody Else
05 Lonely Is as Lonely Does
06 She Got Soul
07 A Spy In the House of Love
08 I Lie
09 Think Too Hard
10 Molly Says
11 White Train
12 Sharon
13 Suspicious Minds
14 Amplifier
15 Love Is for Lovers
16 Any Old Thing
17 Message From the Country (Move cover)
18 Neverland

The dB's:
Peter Holsapple: guitar, vocals
Will Rigby: drums, backing vocals
Jeff Beninato: bass, backing vocals
Harold Kelt: keyboards

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