The Bangles Download
Oct 29, 1986Syria Mosque (Pittsburgh, PA)
The Bangles Download
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Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

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Total Length:
24:28
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

The Bangles Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Let It Go02:21
  2. 2Restless02:48
  3. 3September Gurls02:53
  4. 4If She Knew What She Wants03:45
  5. 5Live02:39
  6. 6Angels Don't Fall In Love02:59
  7. 7Manic Monday03:43
  8. 8Walk Like An Egyptian03:20
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Item Number:
  • 20011035-7130-AD
Date:
  • Oct 29, 1986
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Let It Go02:21
  2. 2Restless02:48
  3. 3September Gurls02:53
  4. 4If She Knew What She Wants03:45
  5. 5Live02:39
  6. 6Angels Don't Fall In Love02:59
  7. 7Manic Monday03:43
  8. 8Walk Like An Egyptian03:20
Total Length:
24:28
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Susanna Hoffs - vocals, rhythm guitar; Vicki Peterson - vocals, lead guitar; Michael Steele - vocals, bass; Debbi Peterson - vocals, drums; Walker Hart - keyboards

Combining striking vocal harmonies and their love for classic power pop, The Bangles would begin capturing attention with their 1984 debut album All Over The Place. Over the course of the next two years, The Bangles would tour relentlessly, building a following and polishing their sound. Their hard work would result in the mega-popular second album, Different Light, in 1986, which contained the global number one hit "Walk Like an Egyptian" and the Prince-penned "Manic Monday".

One of the most high profile gigs of The Bangles career occurred on the tour for that sophomore album, when MTV taped an entire concert at Pittsburgh's Syria Mosque on October 29, 1986 and broadcast the performance into millions of homes that December. Capturing the group at a peak moment, this concert has since become the most ubiquitous of Bangles bootleg recordings and is essentially the closest thing to a professionally recorded live album of the band in their prime.

Presented here is the never-before-heard afternoon soundcheck from that very concert. Eavesdrop on The Bangles as they prepare for this monumental night and run through a good portion of their live set before an empty venue. The group practices both classic originals and a wide variety of choice covers, including lovely interpretations of Big Star's "September Gurls" and Jules Sheer's "If She Knew What She Wants". This rare soundcheck recording wraps up in the same way the concert did that evening, with the two songs that have since come to define the group, "Manic Monday" and "Walk Like An Egyptian".

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