IQ - Hotter Than A Cat's Whisker! (CRAPIQ27)
Album info
Length  : 96:11
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 7
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 13-10-1984
Track List
Hotter Than A Cat's Whisker! (CRAPIQ27) (Disc 1) 57:17
01 Intro (Sons & Daughters) 00:59
02 Awake And Nervous 08:29
03 Magic Roundabout 09:28
04 Just Changing Hands 05:44
05 Wiggle 02:13
06 Widows Peak 10:29
07 The Enemy Smacks 15:12
08 Barbell Is In 04:43
Hotter Than A Cat's Whisker! (CRAPIQ27) (Disc 2) 38:54
01 The Thousand Days 05:40
02 The Last Human Gateway 22:51
03 Through The Corridors (Oh Shit Me) 04:55
04 Relax 05:28

Recorded at the Marquee, London, UK. Great audience recording (just a little hissy).

From the info file:

'Hotter Than A Cat's Whisker!'
Marquee, London
13th October 1984
Audience Recording


Low Gen Copies (TDK D60's) - 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 - 57'16'
1. Intro (Sons & Daughters) - 0'58'
2. Awake And Nervous - 8'29'
3. Magic Roundabout - 9'28'
4. Just Changing Hands - 5'44'
5. Wiggle - 2'12'
6. Widows Peak - 10'28'
7. The Enemy Smacks - 15'11'
8. Barbell Is In - 4'42'

CD2 - 38'54'
1. The Thousand Days - 5'40'
2. The Last Human Gateway - 22'51
3. Through The Corridors (Oh Shit Me) - 4'55'
4. Relax - 5'28'

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

Original Comments

This is a direct transfer from 20 year old low generation audience recordings on good old TDK D60 cassettes. The transfer was from tape deck (Aiwa AD-F800) to Audio CD recorder, then EAC to WAV to FLAC.

There is quite a bit of audible tape hiss throughout this recording due to the low grade tapes - but it's not overly distracting (and it's a good show!)

This was the last of 3 consecutive nights at the Marquee, and was the only one to be sold out. The boys took the opportunity to play around with the set on all 3 nights making for very different shows.

This set was more representative of the 'normal' sets being played at the time, and kicked off with the 'traditional' opener A+N, followed by Magic Roundabout (although not yet formally named). Enemy and Gateway were (once again) swapped so that the latter became the set closer.

There were a few equipment problems (as ever!) with Pete suffering a dodgy mic initially and a rendition of Wiggle being necessary early on, due to a broken guitar string! Mike also gave a short impromtu guitar solo before Enemy as Martin feverously tried to get his keyboards to work!

2 encores this night, the first being for child molesters everywhere! the second (following the 1984 trend, especially at the Marquee) was a cover - Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'Relax'.

Captain Ransid
November 2004

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