IQ - Brian's Last Stand (CRAPIQ13)
Album info
Length  : 79:03
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 6
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 23-02-1984
Track List
Brian's Last Stand (CRAPIQ13) (Disc 1) 50:56
01 Awake & Nervous 07:19
02 Just Changing Hands 06:06
03 The Last Human Gateway 20:44
04 Widows Peak 07:43
05 Intelligence Quotient 08:08
06 Wiggle 00:56
Brian's Last Stand (CRAPIQ13) (Disc 2) 28:07
01 The Enemy Smacks 16:12
02 The Glenn Miller Medley 06:29
03 Sweet Transvestite 05:26

Recorded at the Marquee, London, UK. Very good audience recording.

From the info file:

'Brian's Last Stand'
Marquee, London
23rd February 1984
Audience Recording - B+

Lineage (I think!)
Ross RE-535 - Sony Recording Walkman - TDK AD120 - Aiwa AD-F800 - Traxdata CD Audio burner
EAC to WAV to FLAC via Flac FrontEnd

Line up

Peter Nicholls - Vocals
Mike Holmes - Guitar
Tim Esua - Bass
Martin Orford - Keys, BVs
Paul Cook - Drums

CD1 - 50'56'
1. Awake & Nervous - 7'19'
2. Just Changing Hands - 6'06'
3. The Last Human Gateway - 20'43'
4. Widows Peak - 7'43'
5. Intelligence Quotient - 8'07'
6. Wiggle - 0'56'

CD2 - 28'08'
1. The Enemy Smacks - 16'13'
2. The Glenn Miller Medley - 6'29'
3. Sweet Transvestite 5'26'

I created and shared these files some 5 years ago as part of a 32 show IQ series from the early 80's and on noticing how poor my share ratio on Dime had become decided to put some of these up on Dime in the hope that it might make a difference! :-)

I'm sure lots of people may have these already but you never know! I've searched the dead torrents and can't see that they have been on Dime before - apologies to the moderators if that's not the case.

I attach below the original comments I made at the time. Some art was created for this series after it was launched and I've added it. This was created when 74 min CDR's were much more prevalent and I guess today most people would now just put this on a CDR-80 if burning. I've decided to leave it as it was though, not least coz it matches the artwork :-)
Captain Ransid - August 09


This is a direct transfer from 20 year old master recording on a good old TDK AD120. Noise reduction was not used in the intial recording thus, given the quality of the tape, tape hiss is still present, but not overly so.

The transfer was from tape deck (Aiwa AD-F800) to Audio CD recorder, then EAC to WAV to NERO 6.0 to FLAC.

This is a good audience recording which I'd rate as B+.

The title reflects that this was the last gig with Brian Drey operating the lighting rig. He was replaced by Lol Dyer.

A fab gig in my view with the band on great form - lots of banter and verbal abuse - and something a bit special!

The set was shorter than normal. Whilst set out on 2 CDR's the whole show will fit on one CDR-80 if desired!

Widows Peak had now been fully developed and was fundamentally as would be recorded on The Wake.

This show was the first to feature two 'special encores' - first the rawkus 'Glenn f@%$ing Miller medley' as announced by Mike (despite a false start!) and then the TV'd up Pete as Dr FrankNFurter from Rocky Horror - I'm still not sure how he squeezed himself in!!

Captain Ransid - Sep 04

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