IQ - ... or Tits Indeed!!! (CRAPIQ15)
Album info
Length  : 93:50
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 7
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 13-03-1984
Track List
... or Tits Indeed!!! (CRAPIQ15) (Disc 1) 31:53
01 Awake And Nervous 08:26
02 It All Stops Here 08:05
03 Widows Peak 09:45
04 Just Changing Hands 05:37
... or Tits Indeed!!! (CRAPIQ15) (Disc 2) 61:57
01 The Last Human Gateway 21:35
02 Oh Shit Me 02:55
03 Intelligence Quotient 08:07
04 The Enemy Smacks 16:17
05 Barbell Is In 07:47
06 White Punks On Dope 05:16

Recorded at the Marquee, London, UK. Great audience recording.

From the info file:

'... or Tits Indeed!!!'
Marquee, London
13th March 1984
Audience Recording - B+

Lineage (I think!)
Believed to be first generation tape (2 x TDK D60) - 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 - 31'52'
1. Awake And Nervous - 8'25'
2. It All Stops Here - 8'05'
3. Widows Peak - 9'45'
4. Just Changing Hands - 5'36'

CD2 - 61'57'
1. The Last Human Gateway - 21'35'
2. Oh Shit Me - 2'55'
3. Intelligence Quotient - 8'06'
4. The Enemy Smacks - 16'17'
5. Barbell Is In - 7'48
6. White Punks On Dope - 5'16'

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.
Captain Ransid - August 09


This is a direct transfer from a 20 year old recording on good old TDK D60's. This is, I believe, a first generation copy obtained from the original taper in 1984. The transfer was from tape deck (Aiwa AD-F800) to Audio CD recorder, then EAC to WAV to NERO 6.0 to FLAC.

The recording is stereo, but given the quality of the tape there is some tape hiss evident.This is however a very good recording of the time and I'd rate it as A-/B+.

A return to the London 'home', the Marquee, and the chance to unveil the amendments (and extensions) to the current work in progress - given (for the first time) it's working title 'The Wake'. It had been somewhat changed from the earlier version in February, a great performance too.

The encores were a rather bouncy version of Barbell followed up by a somewhat rawkus cover!

IQ played a number of Marquee headlines during 1984 and included a cover as one of the encores for most of them - this night's rendition was The Tubes' classic - White Punks on Dope. The Tubes were one of Tim Esau's favourite bands and no doubt this had something to do with it!

The CDR's are a bit lopsided with only
4 shortish tracks on CD1 but given the tape flips this seemed most appropriate.

Captain Ransid
September 2004

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