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Yes, the 1982 Dickies show I missed (see here) and lied about seeing has passed into legend as one ass-kicking bootleg. As Winnipeg scenester and scribe Vom Doom reminds us, this bootleg sounds so damn crisp and clear because a certain caustic record store clerk recorded one channel direct from the soundboard and the other channel from a PCM mike hung from the ceiling. (And that's pretty technical description by MRML standards). The Dickies recorded works may become slightly dodgy after their heyday but their live shows always rock like its 1979. Here, the band plays an astonishing set of originals and covers both old and new, including a pile-driving version of "Solitary Confinement" by the Weirdos, whose Nicky Beat was on the drum seat for this tour. Now I'll always know what I missed.
One warning, the nigh-on infallible internet may decree that this show is from 1986 but that's bull and not of the papal variety either. Trust me, I have it on the authority of people who actually got into the fuckin' bar (there's lots of token Winnipeg references in Leonard's well-rehearsed stage-banter) that this is the 1982 show - the only time in the eighties that the Dickies played here.
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