10,000 Maniacs at Maxwell's (07-06-1986)


On July 6th, 1986, 10,000 Maniacs played at Maxwell’s! The band’s set mostly features songs from their 1985 album (and first major label release on Elektra Records), The Wishing Chair. This show at Maxwell’s was one of the last performances featuring co-founder and guitarist, John Lombardo. The next week, Lombardo left 10,000 Maniacs during a rehearsal on July 14, 1986. Thereafter, the remaining five members started recording their third full-length, In My Tribe, which was released in July of 1987. Stay tuned, as The Mckenzie Tapes will be sharing a video of the band performing many songs from that record at Maxwell’s in August of 1988.