IQ - Tales Of The Granite City (CRAPIQ16)
Album info
Length  : 75:22
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 5
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 16-03-1984
Track List
Tales Of The Granite City (CRAPIQ16) (Disc 1) 40:43
01 Awake & Nervous 07:20
02 It All Stops Here 07:47
03 Just Changing Hands 06:33
04 The Last Human Gateway 19:03
Tales Of The Granite City (CRAPIQ16) (Disc 2) 34:39
01 Through The Corridors (Oh Shit Me) 03:09
02 Intelligence Quotient 07:11
03 The Enemy Smacks 15:25
04 Schools Out 04:13
05 White Punks On Dope 04:41

Recorded at the Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, UK. Good audience recording.

From the info file:

'Tales Of The Granite City'
Aberdeen University
16th March 1984
Audience Recording - B-


Believed to be first generation tape (TDK D90) - 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 - 40'43'
1. Awake & Nervous - 7'20'
2. It All Stops Here - 7'47'
3. Just Changing Hands - 6'33'
4. The Last Human Gateway - 19'03'

CD2 - 34'39'
1. Through The Corridors (Oh Shit Me) - 3'09'
2. Intelligence Quotient - 7'10'
3. The Enemy Smacks - 15'25'
4. Schools Out - 4'13'
5. White Punks On Dope - 4'42'

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 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 first generation recording on a good old TDK D90. Noise reduction was used in the initial recording but, 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 an average audience recording which I'd rate as B-.The sound is very compressed and distorts at times due to over modulation.

This was a gig to the far reaches of Scotland and the boys had concerns over funding the long trip home! Despite worries over the reception they would receive they went down like a house on fire and drew 2 encores - both covers, the second unplanned!

A great gig in my view with the band on form - shame about the quality of the recording!

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

Captain Ransid - Sep 04

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