Tom Waits – Minneapolis, MN (11/01/87)

Tom Waits
Minneapolis, MN USA
Orpheum Theater
1 November 1987
stereo audience recording

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Another recording of this performance – made by a different taper and recorded with different equipment – is running here:

cassette side A (30:17.62):
A01. Intro / piano roll: Atmosphere; Rachmaninov 2nd Piano Concerto (00:16.08)
A02. Hang On St. Christopher (02:39.44)
A03. 16 Shells From a Thirty Ought Six (04:08.64)
A04. Down In The Hole (06:21.04)
A05. Gun Street Girl (04:30.44)
A06. comments (used erotica) / introduction (wolf boy) (02:10.49)
A07. Cold Cold Ground (03:23.41)
A08. Yesterday Is Here (02:36.61)
A09. Telephone Call From Istanbul (04:10.47)
cassette side B (28:58.30):
B01. Straight To The Top (Vegas) (09:02.43)
B02. comments (shoes / fashion) / boiler room (02:06.72)
B03. I Wish I Was In New Orleans (04:07.22)
B04. comments (Bob’s airport / 4H Club) (01:02.28)
B05. Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (04:31.22)
B06. Jitterbug Boy > Johnsburg Illinois > Jitterbug Boy (04:51.24)
B07. Frank’s Wild Years (03:16.44)
cassette side C (26:03.49):
C01. comments (doctor) (00:35.53)
C02. Innocent When You Dream (04:56.59)
C03. Midtown (instrumental) (01:26.26)
C04. Underground (02:28.68)
C05. Clap Hands (04:41.22)
C06. comments (bad days) (00:56.19)
C07. More Than Rain (03:05.48)
C08. Singapore (02:45.00)
C09. introduction: Rain Dogs (00:43.53)
C10. Rain Dogs (03:28.30)
[end of main set]
cassette side D (20:56.44):
D01. comments (trouble light) (00:31.60)
D02. Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag James Brown
D03. 9th & Hennepin (04:03.30)
D04. Blind Love (04:36.09)
D05. band introductions (02:25.35)
D06. Walking Spanish (04:02.38)
D07. Straight To The Top (02:50.17)

voice, guitar, piano, bullhorn, space gun: Tom Waits
personnel – introduced as “The Mighty Flourescents”:
all saxophones, baritone horn, marimba: Ralph Carney
upright bass, Vox electric: Greg Cohen
guitar, banjo, trumpet: Marc Ribot
drums, percussion: Michael Blair
accordion, keyboard: Willie “The Squeeze” Schwarz

Digitizing notes [J-dot; 2016]:

source [1987]:
1st-gen. copies of master cassettes [2 Maxell XL-II-S C-60 (High Bias)]

lineage [1987]:
Sony D-6 portable stereo recording cassette deck / unknown mic > master cassettes (2 C-90 cassettes) > 1st-gen. copies of master cassettes [fade-in/out applied during transfer; possibly some minor EQ (?); level adjustment (applause; stereo imaging / balance)] >

lineage [2016]:
Nakamichi LX-3 cassette deck [Azimuth adjustment applied to playback head] > Edirol R-04 [RCA/analog in; 24-bit/48kHz transfer (.wav)] > PC [via USB] > CD Wave Editor [Version 1.98; Windows Build Number: 0000.23F0] (sector boundary tracking) > Trader’s Little Helper [Version 2.7.0; Build 172] (Level 8 .wav > .flac conversion)

[additional notes from J. : 2016]:
The source for this version was made from my own re-compiled 1st-gen master tapes, shortly after the concert. As with so many live tapes I made back then, I would often consolidate segments from multiple cassettes onto one tape, applying fade-ins, fade-outs, and occasionally, some equalization in the process. If only I still had those original tapes!

Working on the “Mr. Smith” recording of this performance got me a bit excited. Nearly thirty years later, it was the first time I had seen another source for that show other than my own, and I held my breath, in the hopes that the other taper might have caught the last three songs which I missed, due to failing batteries. Alas, it was not to be the case, after all. Still, it provided the incentive for me to revisit my own recording; and I was curious how it would fare on one of the NAK decks I had picked up recently. I was nearly certain that I had already digitized this in the past, but after a good bit of research, there was no evidence of having actually done so. If it’s true that I never actually got around to it before, than this might possibly be the first digitized version from this source recording, unless someone can prove otherwise.

As this particular recording has long been one of my absolute favorites, it’s kind of ironic that at the time, I wasn’t even remotely a fan, but the young woman I was fond of at the time was a huge fan, so naturally I didn’t waste any time getting tickets, and was lucky enough to score some tickets in the fifth row (which as it turned out, did wonders for the quality of the recording). If I had been indifferent about the show when I walked into the venue, that feeling was completely gone by the end of the show; it was one of the few performances I can say was truly memorable.

For reasons I will never know, my batteries – which were brand new right before the show – chose to stop working as Waits returned to stage and began singing “Time”. I tried starting the deck again, but I could see the battery light had lost its’ glow, and I kind of knew it was a lost cause. He followed that with “Train Song”, which was also not recorded, and then left the stage again, to return a few minutes later for one final encore. I believe I was actually fighting back tears when the first notes of “Tom Traubert’s Blues” began, and I realized I was not going to be able to convince my tape deck to record one more note.

Once outside, we decided to loiter in the parking lot behind the venue, where the tour bus was parked. I hadn’t realized that the wall I was leaning on while lighting my cigarette was in fact a door, until it suddenly jerked open and nearly knocked me to the ground. “Oh! Sorry, man!”, I heard a familiar voice exclaim, as a spritely fellow quickly reached out to help me back on my feet; and once I was upright, the voice quipped, “Hey, can I get a light from you?” Of course, I immediately recognized him as the same character I had just spent the past two hours watching on stage. My friend and I chatted with him for a few minutes about nothing in particular, before others started to congregate in the lot, and we knew it was time to say goodbye. I know I silently cursed the batteries in my deck for not working, since it was still strapped under my jacket, and it would have been fun to have recorded our meaningless little chat.

Four days later, recording for “Big Time” began, on November 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. When that concert film came out, I honestly felt that I had a recording that better captured the energy of Tom Waits in performance mode, but I suppose every taper must think that about at least one of their own recordings. It’s all good, as the kids like to say.

“I Wish I Was In New Orleans” and “9th & Hennepin” are complete on this recording.

This recording is incomplete.
Songs missing:
Train Song
Tom Traubert’s Blues

additional notes [01001010; 2016]:
J. was pretty sure that he had digitized this before and that it had been on the DIME tracker, but we couldn’t find any notes in the physical archives, and there doesn’t seem to be any mention of it in the DIME-bot-list. If anyone can confirm that it was shared digitally, please let us know! In any case, this sounds pretty good – enjoy!

The “Sonic Archives” Tapes.
Made available to the world through the collaborative resources of these people:
Recorded [1987]; digitized [2016]; technical notes [2016] by J. Free []
Uploaded; additional comments: 01001010

Dedicated to tapesfor2, who had this to say about my efforts to preserve the Sonic Archives tape collection:
“You shouldn’t have. His recordings were at ‘best’ personal souvenirs. They were not quality recordings. They should not be shared. Those tapes belong on a waste dump.”

Tom Waits – Transmission Impossible: 1975-1977

Tom Waits
Transmission Impossible (2015)
Label: Eat To The Beat

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This 3 CD set includes radio broadcasts transmitted during this initial period of Tom Waits career, and features complete live performances recorded in; 1975 at the studios of KRQS FM, Minneapolis, featuring just Tom alone at his piano; in December 1976 at Media Sound Studios – another in studio session during which, between numbers, Tom is interviewed by the station presenter; and in 1977, back in the big apple at the famous, My Father s Place venue, out on Long Island.

CD1 – Minneapolis 1975
1-1 Emotional Weather Report
1-2 Eggs And Sausage (Intro)
1-3 Eggs And Sausage
1-4 Better Off Without A Wife
1-5 Semi Suite
1-6 Spare Parts
1-7 The Ghosts Of Saturday / The Heart Of Saturday Night
1-8 New Coat Of Paint
1-9 Warm Beer And Cold Women
1-10 Virginia Avenue
1-11 San Diego Serenade
1-12 Putnam County
1-13 Ol’ 55
1-14 Mr. Siegal (from The Don Lane Show Australia 1981)
1-15 Tango Til They’re Sore (from Late Night with David Letterman NYC 1986)
1-16 Time (from Late Night with David Letterman NYC 1986)

CD2 – New York 1976
2-1 Emotional Weather Report
2-2 A Sight For Sore Eyes
2-3 Step Right Up
2-4 Eggs And Sausage / Invitation To The Bues
2-5 Jitterbug Boy
2-6 Diamonds On My Windshield
2-7 San Diego Serenade
2-8 Tom Traubert’s Blues
2-9 New Coat Of Paint
2-10 The Piano Has Been Drinking
2-11 I Can’t Wait To Get Off Work

CD3 – New York 1977
3-1 Standin’ On The Corner
3-2 I Never Talk To Strangers
3-3 Pasties And G-Strings
3-4 Invitation To The Blues
3-5 Jitterbug Boy
3-6 Step Right Up
3-7 I Wish I Was In New Orleans / Small Change
3-8 The Piano Has Been Drinking
3-9 Emotionak Weather Report
3-10 Muriel
3-11 Jack & Neal / California, Here I Come
3-12 Tom Traubert’s Blues

Bob Dylan – Minneapolis, MN (10/23/98)

Bob Dylan
Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

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I have two sources for this show. The first is listed below, the second is labeled as “Eating Cavier in a King Sized Bed” but it has no other information with it.



01 Gotta Serve Somebody
02 I’ll Remember You
03 Cold Irons Bound
04 Just Like A Woman
05 Silvio
06 It Ain’t Me Babe
07 Masters Of War
08 Tangled Up In Blue
09 My Back Pages
10 Make You Feel My Love
11 Highway 61 Revisited
12 Love Sick
13 Rainy Day Women
14 Blowin’ In The Wind
15 ‘Till I Fell In Love
16 Forever Young

Another gem, with a great setlist!

Bob Dylan – Minneapolis, MN (07/14/00)

Bob Dylan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Target Center

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LB-3953, (74min+38min), Trade CDR > EAC (Secure) > WAV > FLAC (Level 8), Background talk throughout (distracting); hoots and hollers (very distracting); d1t2@0:16 “… when we got here …” and @1:01 “10 years ago”; d1t4@4:27 “Can you see?” and @4:31 “the land of the giants”; disc 2 has a click/pop at the start. The recording is clipped during the louder parts but apart from that the sound is good.; bittorrent download 08/06; lots of background talking; louder songs clip at -2db probably through a limiter and can be hear especially on d2t2; very good to excellent sound [B+]

01. Duncan And Brady (acoustic)
02. The Times They Are A-Changin’ (acoustic)
03. Desolation Row (acoustic)
04. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (acoustic)
05. Tangled Up In Blue (acoustic)
06. The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest (acoustic)
07. Country Pie
08. If Not For You
09. All Along The Watchtower
10. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
11. Cold Iron’s Bound
12. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

37:21, (encore)
13. Things Have Changed
14. Like A Rolling Stone
15. Girl Of The North Country (acoustic) (Bob on harp)
16. Highway 61 Revisited
17. Blowin’ In The Wind (acoustic)

Please retain this info file and its LB number as a marker for this lossless set
and if you spread it please list it in the description to avoid others getting duplicates

The Band – Minneapolis, MN (07/09/94)

The Band
The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN

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AUD MC (unk. mics. / recorder) > C (safety copy) > C (my copy) > WAV > EAC > FLAC + checksum by amellowsoul

01 crowd
02 Caledonia
03 Remedy
04 Blind Willie McTell
05 It Makes No Difference
06 Atlantic City
07 Rag Mama Rag
08 Mystery Train
09 Caledonia Mission
10 The Weight
11 Crazy Mama
12 Stuff Ya Gotta Watch
13 blues instrumental
14 Ophelia
15 Blues Stay Away From Me
16 Up On Cripple Creek
17 Life Is A Carnival
18 The Shape I’m In
19 crowd
20 Genetic Method
21 Chest Fever
22 Rock And Roll Shoes

This show was recorded by a fella that I simply knew as Hippie Tom. He wasn’t the greatest taper, but he recorded some shows that appears no one else did. Trading with him was fairly easy, but it was could be annoying. He never took much care into his equipment, and often just pumped out CDRs at 72X speed or used dirty heads on his tape deck. It was quite disappointing, as I had to often re-ask for a recording. Yet, he wasn’t a bad guy at all, he just didn’t learn or care to learn proper trading.

When I came back to Minneapolis last year, 2009, I seeked him out. It was then I found out that he passed away a few years ago. Another taper, J.A., got most of his collection. J.A. then sold some of them to a friend of mine of ones that he didn’t care to keep. My friend was kind enough to lend me that tape which was labelled in Hippie Tom’s writing, “1st gen. from safety copy” I got very lucky to obtain it. Hippie Tom’s master tape very likely no longer exists!

The bar holds around 300 people, and this night, I think there was about 550. It was seriously overpacked. Warning! There is a lot of crowd noise jerks on this! God, who in the hell is that girl?!? And what? do folks have to sing along?! But, folks were seriously pumped up for this show. Most of us were in our 20’s then, and The Band barely ever came out to MN, so some thought to get sloopy drunk and got very annoyingly loud. These people probably only knew ‘The Best Of Band’, if even that. I’m fairly quiet (as I am at all shows), although I can hear myself on this in some parts. I didn’t drink, but I toked quite a large amount of herb that evening, but I remember the show very vividly. In fact, you can hear very faintly someone say on this, “That’s Tom’s.. that’s Tom Shyman’s pipe..”, which is indeed a reference to me! (blush) It’s really amazing that I hear a lot of people in the crowd that were my friends back then, and some still are. Some ‘fans’ were quite mean as well, with “That guy (Danko) is going to have a heart attack!”, about him being overweight.

All in all, the recording is what it is, and nothing can change that. I’m just feel seriously lucky I can re-live it this crazy night again, and this time hopefully without a hangover!

Thanks again, Hippie Tom. You live on in the torrent world now!

As always, enjoy!
-Tom Shyman (
Sept. 29 2010.

Neil Young – Minneapolis, MN (01/22/91)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

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Disc 1

  1. Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)- 5:35
  2. Crime In The City ñ 8:15
  3. Blowin’ In The Wind- 6:45
  4. Powderfinger- 5:02
  5. Farmer John- 5:01
  6. Country Home- 3:36
  7. Mansion On The Hill- 5:27
  8. Days That Used To Be- 4:37
  9. Love To Burn- 14:05
  10. Campaigner- 8:44
  11. Rockin’ In The Free World- 5:39

Disc 2

  1. Love And Only Love- 9:39
  2. Fn’ Up- 5:41
  3. Tonight’s The Night- 11:00
  4. Like a Hurricane (1990-11-13)- 14:00
  5. Love and Only Love (1990-11-13)- 15:58
  6. Cortez the Killer (1990-11-13)- 11:17

Tour: 1991 Smell The Horse Tour with Crazy Horse

Band: Crazy Horse, Line Up 3

Neil Young - vocals, electric guitar
Frank Sampedro - electric guitar, keyboards, vocals
Billy Talbot - bass, vocals
Ralph Molina - drums, vocals

Aud- Good Sound

No Artwork

Lineage Unknown

I was at this show at the Target Center. My first Neil Young experience.
He had a bright light shining behind him when he played ìBlowiní in the
Wind.î One of the finest musical experiences I ever had!

John Prine & Steve Goodman – Minneapolis, MN (09/25/80)

John Prine & Steve Goodman
September 25, 1980
Minneapolis MN,
Lineage and Venue are unknown
Quality is A , A-

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Steve Goodman
Disk 1

  1. Bobby Don’t Stop
  2. Danger
  3. Talk Backwards
  4. Elvis Imitators
  5. City Of New Orleans
  6. Chicken Cordon Blues
  7. This Hotel Room
  8. The Dutchman
  9. It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie
  10. Turnpike Tom
  11. I’m My Own Grandpa
  12. The Auctioneer
  13. You Never Even Called Me By My Name
  14. Where Did The 20th Century Go?
  15. My Old Man

John Prine

  1. Spanish Pipedream
  2. Christmas In Prison
  3. Fish And Whistle
  4. Living In The Future
  5. Angel From Montgomery

Disk 2

  1. Iron Ore Betty
  2. Bottomless Lake
  3. Illegal Smile
  4. Donald And Lydia
  5. Sam Stone
  6. That’s The Way That The World Goes Round
  7. There She Goes
  8. I Had A Dream Last Night
  9. Sabu Visit’s The Twin Cities Alone
  10. Bruised Orange (Chain Of Sorrow)
  11. Souvenirs
  12. Ballad of A Teenage Queen
  13. Paradise
  14. Hello In There
  15. Please Don’t Bury Me
  16. Dear Abby
  17. Everybody

Bob Dylan – Minneapolis, MN (12/22/61)

Bob Dylan
“Omie Wise”
from the “Minnesota Hotel Tape”
recorded by Tony Glover, December 22, 1961
Minneapolis, MN

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Here’s a surprisingly undercirculated Dylan track for you: the uncut version of “Omie Wise” (aka “Naomi Wise” and “Deep Waters”), from the venerable “Minnesota Hotel Tape,” recorded, as the Dylan legend has it, in Bonnie Beecher’s Minneapolis apartment by Tony Glover. (And the legend probably has its facts straight.)

Most currently circulating verions of the Minnesota Hotel Tape are sourced to a relatively low-gen copy of the source recording; the most common go back to the Wanted Man “Minnesota Tapes” commercial boot or to the even lower-gen sourced Dylantree fan project “Early Dylan.
(What’s Dr. Mike up go these days, anyway?) All of the later commercial boots have been knockoffs of one or the other of these two sources. The sound quality is very good to excellent — but the immediate source recording had developed a few minor defects over the decades, most conspicuously a long dropout in the last verse of “Omie Wise,” losing aa line of Dylan’s vocals. There were some repaired versions of “Early Dylan” floating around, but somehow the only versions to be torrented or treed simply closed the gap without patching in the missing audio.

There have been undamaged versions of the track around, somewhat higher gen, generally dating back to the vinyl era, and very hard to find without wear and tear to the grooves. About a month ago, JTT uploaded elsewhere a very clean vinyl transfer of an early LP boot which included a full version of the track.

So here you have it: a not-quite-lost, but hard to turn up, classic Dylan track from 1961. There’s nothing revelatory in the previously missing vocals, but it’s just nice to have the whole thing around again. My vinyl copy was awfully ragged.

Relevant excerpts from JTT’s notes follow. Torrent also includes LP cover scan modified to fit CD cases, also rom the original upload.

BOB DYLAN – “Talkin’ Bear Mountain Massacre Picnic Blues” (Vinyl Transfer, JTT)

Bob Dylan
“Talkin’ Bear Mountain Massacre Picnic Blues”
TMQ (Translucent Red/Orange Vinyl)
Labels: Yellow with Large 1 and 2 in Black
Matrix: BD 502 A/B 71-157(6) M
1971 (First Pressing)

SOURCE: Near Mint LP (Played only twice previously) > Technics SL-110/SME 3009 Series 111/Goldring G1010 >
Onkyo P-304 Pre Amp > Soundforge PRO 10b > FLAC Level 6 Align on sector boundaries

Minimal Audio Restoration between tracks only

Artwork for Polythene Envelope to represent Mini LP Scanned from LP Sleeve

  1. Omie Wise

Hole – Minneapolis, MN (10/23/94)

October 23, 1994
First Avenue Club
Corner of First Avenue & 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN, USA

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[Mainroom capacity: 1500;
7th Street Entry capacity: 250]

Bootleg: White Steel Rose
Label: Flashback World Productions ñ Flash 05.95.0261
Format: CD, Unofficial Release
Country: Luxembourg
Released: May 1995

Source: SBD #1
Length: 1:12:52 – complete
Generation: CD(M)

reverberationmusic lists it as an AUD;
CD cover does not venture

01 Plump
02 Sugar Coma / Beautiful Son
03 Jennifer’s Body
04 Miss World
05 Asking For It
06 Softer, Softest
07 Gutless
08 I Think That I Would Die
09 Hungry Like The Wolf / Pretty On The Inside
10 Credit In The Straight World
11 Best Sunday Dress
12 Teenage Whore
13 Love Away
14 Doll Parts
15 Violet
16 Sugar Coma
17 I’m So High
18 She Walks On Me
19 Drunk In Rio
20 Rock Star

CD sleeve c/o Ducks Design @ discogs

[The recording venue/date is incorrectly listed on the back cover as
Corey’s Bar & Grill, Crystal/MN, Oct. 23rd, 1994]

files found in same format
as c/o Khari @ turpentine_forums

Cloud Stored & File Hosted/Shared by thewaymouth @ Turpentine and Hole Live 2014-07-23

…for folks who do not torrent.

Upload to The Pirate Bay Torrents to follow.

The 20th Anniversary of Hole’s classic 1994 album, ‘Live Through This,’ will be celebrated even if I have to just do it myself.

PInk Floyd – Minneapolis, MN (05/24/88)

Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

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Source and digital transfer: Wojtek’s Page Of Bootlegs
Revision and correction: Eugene’s Axe

X-ref: No info.

Venue: May 24th, 1988 ñ Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Album notes:
A part of the north american leg of the 1988 ÑWorld Tourî, promoting album ÑA Momentary Lapse Of Reasonî. Recording mastered from genuine low generation analog tape. Discs’ division compatible with the course of the show. Carefuly indexed. Revised copy. Balanced. Speed corrected. Very rare bootleg.

Lineage: A[Low]>SBLive>WAV>CoolEditPro>EAC>SHN

First Set:

  1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (11:40)
  2. Signs Of Life (4:23)
  3. Learning To Fly (6:05)
  4. Yet Another Movie (7:13)
  5. A New Machine ñ part 1 (1:27)
  6. Terminal Frost (6:18)
  7. A New Machine ñ part 2 (0:37)
  8. Sorrow (9:05)
  9. The Dogs Of War (8:22)
  10. On The Turning Away (9:09)

Second Set:

  1. One Of These Days (7:19)
  2. Time (5:36)
  3. On The Run (3:29)
  4. The Great Gig In The Sky (4:50)
  5. Wish You Were Here (5:27)
  6. Welcome To The Machine (8:43)
  7. Us And Them (7:25)
  8. Money (11:28)
  9. Another Brick In The Wall ñ part 2 (6:29)
  10. Comfortably Numb (10:22)


  1. One Slip (6:41)
  2. Run Like Hell (10:11)

Quality (1-6): 4,5.
Artwork: Wojtek

Converted SHN to WAV to FLAC using xACT.
Created new md5.
The Midnight Cafe, April 2021.