Friday, February 22

Cat's Cradle - Chapel Hill, NC 1981 UPGRADE

The dB's
Cat's Cradle
Chapel Hill, NC
Oct. 24, 1981

SOUNDBOARD UPGRADE (NOTE: 24 tracks sbd.; 6 tracks at end are from the audience recording). Original post with photos & more info is HERE

IF YOU MISSED THIS CLASSIC SHOW the first time around, you'll want to snatch it now. Even if you already snagged it and liked it, you'll definitely want this upgrade. ENJOY! 

ABUNDANT THANKS to the taper, glenn s for the original share, and to dB’s Fan for sharing his soundboard recording.
photo by CarolinaTim via Flickr
SAMPLE: "Ups & Downs (Cat's Cradle 1981)"

01 (I Thought) You Wanted to Know
02 Bad Reputation
03 Dynamite        
04 Soul Kiss
05 Big Brown Eyes
06 I Feel Good (Today)
07 pH Factor
08 Ups and Downs
09 Storm Warning
10 The Fight
11 Excitement
12 Black and White
13 Big Time
14 Judy

01 Tomorrow Never Knows
02 The Summer Sun
03 I Walked With a Zombie (Roky Erikson cover)
04 Ask for Jill
05 Nothing Is Wrong
06 In Spain
07 We Were Happy There
08 Happenstance
09 Neverland
     **soundboard recording ends here; continues with audience recording**
10 Sweet Home Alabama (tease, Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)
11 If and When
12 Time Has Come Today (Chamber Bros. cover)
13 On the Brink (Sneakers song)
14 Valleydale jingle
15 96 Tears (end cut - ? & The Mysterians cover)
16 Death Garage (sbd. track from Oct. 23; was not played Oct. 24)
photo by Chapel Hill magazine
QUESTION: anyone have photos to share of the old Cat's Cradle location in Chapel Hill? All I can find are ones from the Carrboro site on Main Street...


Alt. Link (Disc 1)
Alt. Link (Disc 2)
The dB’s:
Gene Holder – bass guitar
Peter Holsapple – guitar, vocals, keyboard
Will Rigby – drums, backing vocals
Chris Stamey – guitar, vocals


  1. thanks Rob! was 10/23 also at the Cradle?

    1. You're welcome.

      Yes, "Death Garage" was from the previous night, also at the Cradle.