|1984||THE TUBES ‘LOVE BOMB' & RARITIES||[ORIGINAL ALBUM. DEMOS CD (UNOFFICIAL)RELEASE. SOUNDBOARDS & INFAMOUS ‘SPY TAPES]||N/A|
Track List:1984 THE TUBES - 'LOVE BOMB' (REMASTER 1993):PIECE BY PIECE.STELLA.COME AS YOU ARE.ONE GOOD REASON.BORA BORA 2000.NIGHT PEOPLE.SAY HEY.EYES.MUSCLE GIRLS.THEME FROM A WOOLY PLACE.FOR A SONG.SAY HEY (REPRISE).FEEL IT.NIGHT PEOPLE (REPRISE).'LOVE BOMB DEMOS 1984' CD PR-RM (2010):PIECE BY PIECE. STELLA. COME AS YOU ARE. ONE GOOD REASON.LOVE BOMB. NIGHT PEOPLE. SAY HEY. EYES. MUSCLE GIRLS. THEME FROM A WOOLY PLACE.FOR A SONG. SAY HEY (PART 2). FEEL IT. NIGHT PEOPLE (REPRISE).COLLECTORS' 'LOVE BOMB' SNDBRD DEMOS:SOMEBODY WHO LOVES YOU.STELLA.TEARS OF LAUGHTER.PIECE BY PIECE.LOVE BOMB.WAKE UP AMERICA.'LOVE BOMB' SESSIONS (FUN, CHATTER, INSTRUMENTAL SESSIONS) SIDE 1: PIECE BY PIECE.STELLA.COME AS YOU ARE.ONE GOOD REASON.LOVE BOMB. SIDE 2:SATELLITE.LOVE IS LIKE A RAINBOW.TEARS OF LAUGHTER.ONLY IN A DREAM.SOMEBODY WHO WANTS YOU.CLIMBING UP THE LADDER.WILDLIFE.FEEL IT.TODD INSTRUCTS.STUDIO CHATTER - BORA BORA.STUDIO CHATTER - SAY HEY.ALL OF SIDE 2. 'LOVE BOMB' SESSIONS W_VOCALS:COME AS YOU ARE (TR VOC).ROCK THE MIX.SAY HEY.MUSCLE GIRLS.THEME FROM A WOOLY PLACE.FOR A SONG (TR VOC).SAY HEY.FEEL IT (INSTRUMENTAL).NIGHT PEOPLE.THERE'S SOMEBODY WHO CARES.ONLY MAKE BELIEVE #1.ONLY MAKE BELIEVE #2.WILDLIFE (INSTRUMENTAL).LOVE IS LIKE A RAINBOW.LOVE BOMB 'STUDIO SPY' TAPES:COME AS YOU ARE (TR VOC).ROCK THE MIX.STUDIO SPY.FOR A SONG (TR VOC).MUSCLE GIRLS (TR VINCE DUBSESSION).FEEL IT (INSTRUMENTAL).STUDIO SPY.BORA BORA 2000.SAY HEY.STUDIO SPY OUTRO.
Note:This entry mostly for Collection listing purposes only. The Album is Official. I encourage everybody to buy it. Support the Artist. But, through Istvan I have a ‘it all’ as far as ‘Love Bomb Rarities’ go. All the rarities are ESSENTIAL... for Todd is all over these. Not only the Producer, but close friends with many of the member...basically part of the Band here. You’ll hear lot’s of his Leadership, participation (vocals & instrumentation), instruction and sometimes criticism. In past Tours, he has used some of The Tubes repertoire from this Album~ Warren
|1984||'RUNT -A CAPPELLA'||BOOT CD (SDRM 91CD-0205)||38:00|
Track List:BLUE ORPHEUS.JOHNEE JINGO.PRETENDING TO CARE.HODJA.LOST HORIZON.SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON.MIRACLE IN THE BAZAAR.LOCKJAW.HONEST WORK.MIGHTY LOVE.
Note:This Boot just in from my ever ‘Faithful’ Buddy, and Nederlander, Istvan. ‘Early leak’ of the Album? We don’t know. Rumor has it that Todd had something to do with it (to piss off Grossman). Anyway, very rare, and very neat collection from the Album with some different sounds and mixes. Thanks Istvan!~ Warren
|4/8/84||UTOPIA POUGHKEEPSIE THE CHANCE||FM KBFH||67:07|
|Track List:TOO MUCH WATER. ROCK LOVE. IF I DIDN'T TRY. HAMMER IN MY HEART. ABANDON CITY. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. ITCH IN MY BRAIN. LOVE WITH A THINKER. SWING TO THE RIGHT. TRAPPED. CRYBABY.
Note:Oblivion show.Same CD as had made the rounds from before. Good job from an old source KBFH show.ESSENTIAL~ Warren
|4/8/84||UTOPIA POUGHKEEPSIE THE CHANCE||FM BROADCAST (2nd VERSION)||54:20/43:43|
Track List:CD ONE: TOO MUCH WATER. ROCK LOVE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. IF I DIDNT TRY. BRING ME MY LONGBOW. HAMMER IN MY HEART. ABANDON CITY. SET ME FREE. LYSISTRADA. ITCH IN MY BRAIN/LOVE WITH A THINKER. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. SWING TO THE RIGHT CD TWO: THE VERY LAST TIME. TRAPPED. CARAVAN. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. CRYBABY. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:This is a great complete show thanks to some tracking and editing of the FM broadcasts (FM & CD...see entry above) of this show by Frank Bubnick. Very nice. This tour was the first that had that 'tech sound' (at that time) where the songs from Oblivion are featured.~ Warren
|4/8/84||'ABANDON CHANCE CITY'||CD BOOT (HIGHLAND PROJECT HLP-011)||N/A|
Track List:TOO MUCH WATER.ROCK LOVE.IF I DIDN'T TRY.HAMMER IN MY HEART.ABANDON CITY.SET ME FREE. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY.ITCH IN MY BRAIN.LOVE WITH A THINKER.SWING TO THE RIGHT.TRAPPED.CRYBABY.
Note:This CD Boot just in. It's 1984-04-08 Utopia The Chance Poughkeepsie Soundboard (KBFH?). Excellent sound, But it's chopped up as far as the order of performance and not the entire Show. We're missing much of the better songs: 'Princess of the Universe', 'Bring Me My Longbow', 'Lysistrata', 'The Very Last Time', 'Caravan', 'Last of the New Wave Riders'and 'Love is The Answer'! A collectors piece just the same. See other entries for the entire performance. ~ Warren
|5/13/84||UTOPIA COAST TO COAST BALTIMORE MD||AUDIENCE||75:54|
Track List:TOO MUCH WATER. ROCK LOVE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. IF I DIDNT TRY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. ABANDON CITY. SET ME FREE. ITCH IN MY BRAIN. LOVE WITH A THINKER. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. THE VERY LAST TIME. TRAPPED. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. CRYBABY.
Note:This transfer was mostly because of some of the performance contained. It is not as good as either the main FM shows, but the band is more confident here than either of those. It's an audience recording but quickly settles into a listenable 'Oblivion' document. The yap there does not distract from the performance. There are some adjustment problems on Too Much Water...If Didnt Try is a gem...Love of The Common Man sounds so high... can't believe he did it in this key for so long. Hammer In My Heart has a totally different feel to it than today. Willie just drives the bus home. Roger is smoking all night. Abandon City is merciless...Kazim and his bass playing while singing Set Me Free is suprising here...great stuff...Itch In My Brain is absolutely frantic - like in the midst of the end of the world - Todd ad-libs for awhile at the end of Thinker...missing from this due to yap and length considerations are: Lysistrada, Love In Action, JOV...the last 2 were somewhat marred...on this cd, you can hear the band saddle up on Willie for a ride. Willie really propels this show forward...this is one of his better ones (groove-wise). Again sound is not that great, so if lower fidelity bothers you, stay away and go to Chicago or Poughkeepsie...but hardcore collectors won't want to miss If I Didnt Try and Itch here~ Tony & Warren
|5/21/84||UTOPIA BOGART’S CINCINNATI OH||AUDIENCE||1:31:30|
Track List:TOO MUCH WATER.ROCK LOVE.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.IF I DIDN'T TRY (TR MINI KEYS).LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.HAMMER IN MY HEART.ABANDON CITY.SET ME FREE.LYSISTRATA. ITCH IN MY BRAIN.LOVE WITH A THINKER (KAS KEY'S).I'M LOOKING AT YOU BUT I'M TALKING TO MYSELF.YOU MAKE ME CRAZY.SWING TO THE RIGHT.THE VERY LAST TIME.TRAPPED.ROAD TO UTOPIA.CARAVAN.LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.CRYBABY.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.JUST ONE VICTORY (CUTS).
Note:This one from Jon Risen’s vaults (He shared the audio on YouTube). I didn’t even know it was ‘out there’. He calls it a ‘rough listen’, but I think it is a real good and very rare audience recording.
Jon says, “Audience recording of Utopia during their Oblivion Tour at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio may 21st 1984. Rough recording but this is one of the few shows they played Just One Victory, from what I understand. The taper must have only brought one tape because halfway through the show there are a lot of cuts between the songs, all of the songs are complete except JOV cuts off about halfway through. The show is complete. The audio is somewhat rough but listenable, this show is special to me because it was my first Utopia show, I was 9 years old at the time. I got to meet Roger, Kas and Todd and got their autographs. I was on cloud nine that night and it made quite an impression on my 9 year old brain...... anyway, enough of my story, enjoy the show!”
Thank you Mojorisen!
|5/24/84||UTOPIA MILWAUKEE THE PALMS THEATER||AUDIENCE||65:05/68:30|
Track List:CD ONE: TOO MUCH WATER. ROCK LOVE. PRINCESS OF THE UNVERSE. IF I DIDNT TRY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. ABANDON CITY. SET ME FREE. ITCH IN MY BRAIN/LOVE WITH A THINKER. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. SWING TO THE RIGHT. THE VERY LAST TIME. TRAPPED CD TWO: ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. CRYBABY. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Probably(in the old days) the most often traded 1984 'Oblivion' show. And it sounds very good for an old audie..no it isn't better than the radio stuff Poughkeepsie/Chicago..but the performance is super. Some comments here: Willie's drumming on If I Didnt Try is super-great feel...Hammer sounds very different - groove wise...Abandon City crawls- it is real slow...makes for some great stuff happening. In fact, Todd's rhythm guitar on the mid set tunes shines...Itch In My Brain/Thinker is the best version performance wise - the guitar leads and ending of Thinker screams...Caravan - Roger goes freaky on the solos...at Crybaby, there is (w/ hysteria) a slight roughness to the sound which rebounds quickly in a few seconds. All in all, not the best sound, but nice and an exuberant performance...~ Tony & Warren
|5/30/84||UTOPIA PARK WEST CHICAGO IL||FM BROADCAST||65:58|
Track List:TOO MUCH WATER. ROCK LOVE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. IF I DIDNT TRY. BRING ME MY LONGBOW (P). HAMMER IN MY HEART (P). LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. ABANDON CITY. SET ME FREE. LYSISTRADA (P). ITCH IN MY BRAIN. LOVE WITH A THINKER. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. SWING TO THE RIGHT. THE VERY LAST TIME. TRAPPED. CARAVAN. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. CRYBABY. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Really good FM Broadcast capture of the Chicago 'Oblivion Show. Complete?~ Warren
|6/13/84||ST. MARK'S BOWERY POETRY BENEFIT THE RITZ NY||AUDIENCE (COURTESY J. BABCOCK)||19:00|
Track List:INTRO. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. CLICHÉ. INTRO. HONEST WORK. ONE WORLD (WITH KASIM).
Note:Neat little 'one off' 19 minute set that Todd did for this Poetry Benefit in 1984. Just Todd with his guitar. Exceptional quality for an audience recording and One World (w/Kasim) is especially good. Thanks to Jon Babcock for dipping into his vaults for this little rare one.~ Warren
|8/15/84||UTOPIA - OHIO STATE FAIR COLUMBUS OH (EARLY & LATE SHOWS)||AUDIENCE RECORDING COURTESY OF GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY||53:00/69:00|
Track List:AFTERNOON SHOW:TOO MUCH WATER.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.LOVE OF THE COMMAN MAN.ABANDON CITY.HAMMER IN MY HEART.SET ME FREE.LYSISTRATA.LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF.SWING TO THE RIGHT.THE VERY LAST TIME.TRAPPED.LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.EVENING SHOW:INTRO BANTER-'THE SHEEP QUEEN'.ROCK LOVE.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SET ME FREE.IF I DIDN'T TRY.HAMMER IN MY HEART.ABANDON CITY.ITCH IN MY BRAIN/IN LOVE WITH A THINKER.YOU MAKE ME CRAZY.ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.CRYBABY.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:After I did very much 'work' to this Audience Recording (Gil had transfered it from Cassette for us), I cannot believe how miraculous this now sounds for an Outdoor Stage ('Festival') Show. Sure there's the audience noise and chatter...that's expected. Lots of hand clapping to the beat of some of the tunes, but not annoying. The Afternoon Set starts off a little rough ('Too Much Water'), then phonics improve. The Evening Show, the Band is on fire, with two great Medleys! Both Shows; when the audience noise stops to just listen, the sound of the music is incredible. Lot's of 'Oblivion' here, that I know the Fans get to hear for the first time. All the performances are very burnable to 2 CDs for listening pleasure. I love this! ENJOY~ Warren
|8/24/84||UTOPIA PIER 84 NEW YORK||AUDIENCE BY MIKE ADRIAN||47:44/49:10|
|Track List:CD ONE: TOO MUCH WATER. ROCK LOVE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. IF I DIDNT TRY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. ABANDON CITY. SET ME FREE. ITCH IN MY BRAIN/LOVE WITH A THINKER. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF
CD TWO: YOU AKE ME CRAZY. SWING TO THE RIGHT. THE VERY LAST TIME. TRAPPED. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. THE LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. CRYBABY. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:The exact equipment used to record this beauty was a Sony wm-D-6c with dolby on. With a set of shure mics. Mike Adrian was the recorder for this 'Oblivion' show.Thanks to Mike, as always, for this treasure.~ Warren
|12/26/84||PROVIDENCE THE LIVING ROOM||AUDIENCE||70:35|
|Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. BEARSVILLE/HONEST WORK. LYSISTRADA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAD LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD.THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. BONUS: BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY (from this audience tape but unbearable to listen to. You don't want this bonus~ Warren)
Note:A pretty clean audience tape from the rarely talked about 1984 Winter tour. We edited out the TEPTAE video excerpts, and the way too noisy Bang On The Drum and get one CD of the ever evolving 1984 thing. Drunken Blue Rooster and Bag Lady make this nice and the pre-released Honest Work. You can hear Todd rail against Albert's label. Probably due to the lack of release to date of A Cappella.~ Warren
|12/27/84||AGORA BALLROOM WEST HARTFORD CT||AUDIENCE (TRANSFER WARREN)||N/A|
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHÉ. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE (MISTAKES). CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. HONEST WORK. JOHNEE JINGO. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. BANG ON THE DRUM.I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BAY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:See other December Solo Tour notes. Similiar set. Ok audience recording. Aint grand~ Warren
|12/31/84||PARADISE THEATER BOSTON (EARLY SHOW)||AUDIENCE (TRANSFER WARREN)||N/A|
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHÉ. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE (MISTAKES). CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. HONEST WORK. JOHNEE JINGO. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. PRETENDING TO CARE. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BAY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. BLUE ORPHEUS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Dececember solo tour. Todd performs solo on guitar and piano as well as singing some songs to pre-recorded backing via his cart machine. Excerpts from The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect video would be show throught the evening as well. He makes some mistakes during Too Far Gone. But what a great set. Good audience recording.~ Warren
|12/31/84||PARADISE THEATER BOSTON (LATE SHOW)||AUDIENCE (TRANSFER WARREN)||78:08|
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHÉ. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE (MISTAKES). CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. HONEST WORK. JOHNEE JINGO. OLD LANG SYE. BAG LADY. BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY.I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BAY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Late Show. Same source. Some set changes. Performed more of EPTAE. See Early Show's notes~ Warren