IQ - The Pennyfarthing (CRAPIQ18)
Album info
Length  : 82:28
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 6
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 23-03-1984
Track List
The Pennyfarthing (CRAPIQ18) (Disc 1) 31:09
01 Awake & Nervous 08:25
02 It All Stops Here 07:56
03 Widows Peak 09:25
04 Just Changing Hands 05:23
The Pennyfarthing (CRAPIQ18) (Disc 2) 51:19
01 The Last Human Gateway 20:23
02 Through The Corridors (Oh Shit Me) 02:56
03 Intelligence Quotient 07:17
04 The Enemy Smacks 14:28
05 White Punks On Dope 06:15

Recorded at the Pennyfarthing, Oxford, UK. Very good audience recording.

From the info file:

'The Pennyfarthing'
The Pennyfarthing, Oxford
23rd 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 - 31'10'
1. Awake & Nervous - 8'24'
2. It All Stops Here - 7'56'
3. Widows Peak - 9'25'
4. Just Changing Hands - 5'23'

CD2 - 51'21'
1. The Last Human Gateway - 20'23'
2. Through The Corridors (Oh Shit Me) - 2'56'
3. Intelligence Quotient - 7'17'
4. The Enemy Smacks - 14'28'
5. White Punks On Dope - 6'15'

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.
Captain Ransid - August 09


This is a direct transfer from 20 year old first generation recording from a reliable source 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 quite compressed having been recorded at high levels but is generally sound.

A well received set that was typical of the time, with the reintroduction of the 'new' Widows Peak.

A noisy rendition of the Tubes classic araps up the set.

Captain Ransid - Sep 04

FLAC Fingerprints