I think Yukiko was the first one to notice that the tickets said '21 and over' on them. This was after picking up Tina and her boyfriend and then going to a Smith's Tix to get more tickets for everyone. We went to Calamity Jane's anyway and tried to get in. There was a doorman who told us to 'go 'round back', but then probably thought better of losing his job by letting minors in. We sat out back for a while, but couldn't really hear anything. After an hour or so, we gave up and savored the bitter taste of defeat.
I hurried back to Salt Lake City the next day and then on Tuesday of that week took my sweetheart (and now wife of 20+ years) Liz to her first live music gig. That sweet, innocent, mormon, student body officer and Seminary Council member didn't tell me until years later how freaked out she was by the whole experience. Lucky for us, the gig at the Speedway Cafe in SLC was all ages.
Some people might also notice on the picture flyer for the Las Vegas show that the openers were Nine Inch Nails. This might make the wonder if they were also the openers at the Salt Lake show? They were. Now, if you're wondering why I recorded the Mary Chain and not NIN, it's because I love the Mary Chain and have never really cared for NIN. Well, that's not entirely true. I really like "Head Like A Hole" when I first heard it, but then made the mistake of picking up "Pretty Hate Machine" and just could not cotton to the rest of the album. Sorry.
Anyway, I was, and still am, very pleased with how this taping turned out. I digitized this back in 2001 or 2002 using Roxio's CD Spin Doctor to remove tape hiss and bump the sound. Anyway, I hope some Mary Chain fans will find it and enjoy it. Please leave a comment if you do.
|The cassette covers I made for this back in 1990.|
- Penetration (pre-recorded intro)
- Everything's Alright When You're Down
- The Hardest Walk
- Head On
- Halfway To Crazy
- Coast To Coast
- Her Way Of Praying
- Taste The Floor
- Nine Million Rainy Days
- The Living End
- Who Do You Love
- Take It
- April Skies
- Blues From A Gun
- "Country Interlude" (not really a song, but I tracked it seperately when I digitized this)
- Gimme Hell
- Kill Surf City