Friday, March 28

Ann Arbor, MI 1985 (soundboard)

The dB’s
Ann Arbor, MI

venue & exact date unknown (possibly early in the year)

soundboard recording (quality VG++; occasional vocal distortion, from poorly-adjusted levels at the mixing desk, prevents this from getting a higher rating). This is an outstanding show and excellent performance. ENJOY!

Among the odder photos in The dB's scrapbook:
Mardi Gras, 1985 - with king cake letters spelling the band's name

EXTRA BIG THANKS to the taper and to TheBynumite for sharing

SAMPLE: "I Lie (Ann Arbor 1985)"

01 greeting + She Got Soul
02 Rendezvous
03 Big Brown Eyes
04 Working for Somebody Else
05 Lonely Is as Lonely Does
06 Not Cool
07 I Lie
08 band intros + Spitting in the Wind
Peter & Co. look to the future:
Danceteria, NYC roof shot, 1984
09 pH Factor
10 Amplifier
11 Neverland
12 Big Black Truck
13 Rains Around Here
14 Living a Lie
15 Love Is for Lovers
16 Black and White

(this recording lacks encores)

The dB’s:
Will Rigby – drums, backing vocals
Peter Holsapple – guitar, vocals
Gene Holder – lead guitar
Jeff Beninato – bass, backing vocals



  1. Thanks for this. Sound is definitely troubled on the first track but gets a whole lot better as set goes on

    1. So true! I guess even the best sound engineers can't get all the levels properly adjusted until the audience is in the room and the gig starts...


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