Monday, September 9, 2013

August 3, 1987, The Graffiti, Pittsburgh, PA

01. Hold My Life
02. Bastards Of Young
03. I Will Dare
04. Can’t Hardly Wait
05. California Sun (The Rivieras)
06. Unsatisfied
07. Within Your Reach
08. The Ledge
09. Johnny’s Gonna Die
10. Funk Homage To Royal Cresent Mob
11. Waitress In The Sky
12. Treatment Bound
13. Little Mascara
14. Lay It Down Clown
15. Battleship Chains (Georgia Satellites)
16. Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones)
17. Never Mind
18. I.O.U.
19. Color Me Impressed
20. Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out
21. Black Diamond
22. Hello Dolly (Louis Armstrong/Jazz Standard)
23. Skyway
24. Lucky Man (Emerson Lake & Palmer)
25. If Only You Were Lonely
26. One Man Guy (Loudon Wainwright)
27. Another Girl, Another Planet (Only Ones)
28. Left Of The Dial

Sweet Georgia breezes,
Safe, cool and warm...

Support: Royal Crescent Mob

Notes: Possibly only live performance of Loudon Wainwright’s “One Man Guy.” Royal Cresent Mob were a band from Columbus, OH much in the vein of Red Hot Chili Peppers. They were also signed to Sire.

Recording: Audience

Bootleg: We Play Our Own Songs Now


  1. I was there. Me and my best friend drank a fifth of tequila in the parking lot to warm up before the show. Very hot inside Graffiti. Took a few cold beers and iced down the (ample) boobs of the chick standing behind was that kind of show. We were right in front of the stage and my buddy took his shirt off and started swinging it over his head during Left Of The Dial. It clipped Paul's mic stand just as the song ended and landed in the audience. Roadies were not happy and we hot footed out of there. What a night. Had enormous noise and alcohol hangover for about 3 days. Good times...good times.

    1. Nice. I saw The Godfathers there in '88 I think. If I remember correctly, the stage was barely knee high and you could stand literally right in front of the band.

  2. Great show. Hot, humid, sweaty, drunken, perfect. I was standing center of balcony. Hard core fan who jumped on the Let It Be bandwagon, had never seen them until this tour. One of my favorite shows in 300+ 45years! Drunken, messy, but not to the point you would have any reason to complain, it was as stated...perfect way to see 'mats. Wish I could obtain this bootleg.

    ((I saw Godfathers' show too!))

  3. There has never been a better show at Graffiti than the Mats on that smoking evening in August. The bar ran out of beer and my crew was zinging, switching to cocktails! The floor was rocking and Rob H. and the Clarks were in position for an amazing show. I got a bootleg cassette of the show at Jim's Records in Bloomfield, poor quality but the best of memories. Lou Reed