Big Top Halloween Sessions

In My Town (Dulli/McCollum/Curley/Earle)
Priscilla’s Wedding Day (Dulli)
Push (Dulli/McCollum/Curley/Earle)
Life In A Day (Dulli/McCollum/Curley/Earle)
Doughball (Dulli/McCollum/Curley/Earle)
Untitled #1
Untitled #2
Untitled #3

Recorded: April-September 1987

Greg Dulli – vocals, guitars, harmonica/Rick McCollum – lead guitars/John Curley – bass/Steve Earle – drums, percussion. Additional musicians: Wayne Hartman – pedal steel on Life In A Day/Jason Arbenz – backing vocals on Push.
Produced by the Afghan Whigs. Recorded, engineered and mixed by Wayne Hartman at Group Effort Studios, Crescent Springs, KY. The first five songs are early mixes of the tracks that were released on the Big Top Halloween album. “Untitled 1” is a genuine outtake, recorded for, but not included on the album. “Untitled 2” and “Untitled 3” are poorly recorded acoustic rehearsals that not even deserve the title ‘demo’… All eight tracks are available in the trading circuit.

A genuine Whigs song (title unknown) was recorded live in February 1987 by a member of the audience and is available amongst traders. A song called “Hit The Lights” (not a cover of the Metallica song with the same title) was played during a show for Cincinnati’s WVXU Radio in 1988. Never released, but this live version circulates amongst traders as well.

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