IQ - Nuns In Search Of Fun! (CRAPIQ30)
Album info
Length  : 163:04
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 7
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 31-12-1984
Track List
Nuns In Search Of Fun! (CRAPIQ30) (Disc 1) 50:40
01 Intro (Bing Crosby) 02:47
02 Widows Peak 09:57
03 Magic Roundbout 08:59
04 Through The Corridors (Oh Shit Me) 04:01
05 Hollow Afternoon 06:00
06 The Last Human Gateway 18:56
Nuns In Search Of Fun! (CRAPIQ30) (Disc 2) 34:38
01 The Thousand Days 04:37
02 It All Stops Here 08:19
03 Wiggle 02:22
04 Awake and Nervous 04:53
05 The Enemy Smacks 14:27
Nuns In Search Of Fun! (CRAPIQ30) (Disc 3) 77:46
01 Intro - Relax 06:09
02 Suffragette City 03:49
03 Hey Hey My My 05:46
04 Open Your Heart 04:59
05 Schools Out 03:38
06 For Christs Sake (incl. Genesis Medley) 08:18
07 Cookability 01:53
08 God Save The Queen 03:32
09 Glenn Miller Medley 05:30
10 Sweet Transvestite 04:57
11 Ace of Spades 02:51
12 Barbell Is In 07:01
13 White Punks On Dope 05:20
14 Stomach of Animal 05:01
15 Auld Land Syne 01:21
16 New Years Day 07:41

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

From the info file:

'Nuns In Search Of Fun!'
Marquee, London
31st December 1984
Audience Recording

Lineage (I think)

Ross RE-535 - Sony Recording Walkman - TDK AD90+60 - 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 - 50'41'
1. Intro (Bing Crosby) - 2'47'
2. Widows Peak - 9'57'
3. Magic Roundbout - 8'59'
4. Through The Corridors (Oh Shit Me) - 4'00'
5. Hollow Afternoon - 5'59'
6. The Last Human Gateway * - 18'56'

CD2 - 34'38'
1. The Thousand Days - 4'36'
2. It All Stops Here - 8'19'
3. Wiggle - 2'22'
4. Awake and Nervous - 4'54'
5. The Enemy Smacks - 14'27'

CD3 - 77'45'
1. Intro / Relax - 6'09'
2. Suffragette City - 3'48'
3. Hey Hey My My - 5'46'
4. Open Your Heart - 5'00'
5. Schools Out - 3'37'
6. For Christs Sake (incl Genesis Medley) ** - 8'18'
7. Cookability ** - 1'54'
8. God Save The Queen - 3'32'
9. Glen Miller Medley - 5'30'
10. Sweet Transvestite - 4'56'
11. Ace of Spades - 2'51'
12. Barbell Is In - 7'01'
13. White Punks On Dope - 5'20'
14. Stomach of Animal - 5'01'
15. Auld Land Syne - 1'21'
16. New Years Day - 7'41'

* with mid track edit (but no filler :-( )due to tape flip
** with edit (using filler from another source) due to tape flip

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 master recording on a good old TDK AD90+60, using a Sony Recording Walkman and seperate Stereo mic. The transfer was from tape deck (Aiwa AD-F800) to Audio CD recorder, then EAC to WAV to FLAC.

There is audible tape hiss throughout but it's not too prominant.

An exceptional gig - and one for the annuls of IQ history.

Following a tremendous year of support at the London venue, Bush (Marquee Management) invited the boys to be the hosts of the New Years Eve party 84/5, which was quickly accepted!

A true party was had, with 2 sets being played, the first being a selection of the current IQ material, followed later by a second set made up predominantly of the covers played during the year.

To celebrate the special gig IQ recorded and gave away, to everyone attending, a free one sided single of the track 'Hollow Afternoon' which they performed for the first and last time in the first set. Only about 400 were ever pressed (This formerly extremely rare recording was however subsequently made available on the 'Seven Stories into 98' CD).
They also produced a special T shirt for the night, branded 'I Was A Nun In Search Of Fun' - Mike wore a habit for the second set!!

Another oddity was that the boys segued A+N with the Enemy to close the first set!

As well as the 'normal' covers there was the addition of a very manic Ace Of Spades sung by Martin!, which gave Pete the time to squeeze out of the basque and other underwear he'd (not quite) fitted into for Sweet Transvestite! The boys even dug out 'For Christs Sake' from the locker and included the Genesis Medley at the end!

It was a very special night for me too as I proposed to my wife at midnight - how sweet!! I got a huge hickey from Mike when he found out!!

Captain Ransid
December 2004

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