DREAM SYNDICATE The Day Before Wine And Roses: Live at KPFK, September 5, 1982

The Day Before Wine And Roses:
Live at KPFK, September 5, 1982
Pre-Debut Live Radio Performance

This one’s primarily for a commenter who lamented original guitarist Karl Precoda’s absence from The Complete Live At Raji’s. This live radio show features the Syndicate’s original line up and was recorded prior to the release of the group’s debut LP, The Days Of Wine And Roses. While this is a legit, 1995 consumer release, it should be noted that the sound quality isn’t quite as dynamic as the aforementioned Raji’s 2CD set. You’ll even hear a few pops, suggesting its source is a vinyl boot. The performance itself is pretty raw and hard-core followers may be transported back to memories of their own sweaty, anything-goes Dream Syndicate club experience, as the band rips through the recently written Wine And Roses material along with some off-beat covers, including Buffalo Springfield’s “Mr. Soul,” Dylan’s “Outlaw Blues” and Donovan’s “Season Of The Witch.” Collector’s prices are in effect at Amazon, HERE.

Some Kinda Itch (6:32)
Mr. Soul (3:58)
Sure Thing (5:32)
That’s What You Always Say (4:30)
Outlaw Blues (4:49)
Open Hour (a.k.a. John Coltrane Stereo Blues) (8:33)
When You Smile (5:46)
Season Of The Witch (10:10)
The Days Of Wine And Roses (7:29)



  • Art Ducko
    August 3, 2009 - 08:17 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard! Even groovier than before. I just ran out of superlatives, but this shit rocks!

  • Anonymous
    August 3, 2009 - 17:22 | Permalink

    Thanks so much!!!

  • Capt. Willard
    August 3, 2009 - 18:19 | Permalink

    Thanks for commenting guys.

  • buzzbabyjesus
    September 5, 2009 - 02:29 | Permalink

    I had an import EP which contained "Some Kinda Itch", "Mr Soul", and "Sure Thing".
    I saw this incarnation in West LA towards the end of their existence, I forget which club. Karl had a hissy fit over something to do with his guitar, so the latter half of the first set was Steve solo.
    Whatever problems were transcended for the second set which was blistering. The funny/ironic thing was I was a tour guide for a pair of Australian art chicks, relations of neighbors, who didn't know what to do with them. I took them to the show and ended up getting a blow job as a reward, plus being turned onto the Birthday Party, and the Laughing Clowns. As unforgettable as "The Days of Wine and Roses" lp.
    Thanks again Willard, for improving my quality of life.

  • buzzbabyjesus
    September 5, 2009 - 13:54 | Permalink

    I regret leaving the last post. I sound like the idiot I wish I wasn't.
    I should have only shared the last line containing "Thanks again Willard" etc. Sorry, all.
    Chalk it up to the malt liquor.

  • Capt. Willard
    November 8, 2009 - 17:44 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • Emilio Marengo
    June 26, 2014 - 14:25 | Permalink

    much appreciated…regards

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