IQ - Barbell Is Out (CRAPIQ29)
Album info
Length  : 95:03
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 7
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 02-11-1984
Track List
Barbell Is Out (CRAPIQ29) (Disc 1) 53:25
01 It All Stops Here 08:33
02 Just Changing Hands 06:00
03 Widows Peak 09:36
04 Awake And Nervous 07:46
05 The Last Human Gateway 21:30
Barbell Is Out (CRAPIQ29) (Disc 2) 41:38
01 The Thousand Days 05:24
02 Barbell Is In 05:55
03 The Enemy Smacks 16:38
04 Through The Corridors (Oh Shit Me) 03:16
05 Relax 05:27
06 Stomach Of Animal 04:58

Recorded at the Royal Standard, Walthamstow London E17, UK. Great audience recording.

From the info file:

'Barbell Is Out'
The Royal Standard, Walthamstow London E17
2nd November 1984
Audience Recording - B

Lineage (I think)

Ross RE-535 - Sony Recording Walkman - TDK AD120 - First Gen Copy (TDK D60s) - 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 - 53'26'
1. It All Stops Here - 8'33'
2. Just Changing Hands - 6'00'
3. Widows Peak - 9'36'
4. Awake And Nervous - 7'46'
5. The Last Human Gateway - 21'30'

CD2 - 41'37'
1. The Thousand Days - 5'23'
2. Barbell Is In - 5'55'
3. The Enemy Smacks - 16'38'
4. Through The Corridors (Oh Shit Me) - 3'15'
5. Relax - 5'27'
6. Stomach Of Animal - 4'57'

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 first generation recording on good old TDK D60's. The transfer was from tape deck (Aiwa AD-F800) to Audio CD recorder, then EAC to WAV to FLAC.

The recording is a fairly good recording, which I'd rate as B, although there is some tape hiss, given the quality of the tape, and some over modulation/distortion, but this is a good representation of the gig.

This was launch gig for the release of the 7' and 12' single Barbell Is In, and both it and the B-side (Just Changing Hands) were included in the set (the later at the expense of Magic Roundabout).

Three encores that night - the first being Oh Shit Me (usually included in the main set.

IQ played a number of covers as encores during 1984,this night was no different with a rather funky version of Frankie's 'Relax'! followed by the ever manic Stomach, for meat eating vegatarians everywhere!

Captain Ransid
November 2004

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