Thursday, October 31, 2013

April 7, 1989, Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA

01. Color Me Impressed
02. Talent Show
03. I Don’t Know
04. I.O.U.
05. Anywhere’s Better Than Here
06. Back To Back
07. Waitress In The Sky
08. Achin To Be
09. Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out
10. Darlin One
11. The Ledge
12. I Will Dare
13. Nightclub Jitters
14. Cruella DeVille
15. A Little Mascara
16. Answering Machine
17. Askin Me Lies
18. Another Girl, Anothet Planet (Only Ones)
19. Can’t Hardly Wait
20. Unsatisfied
21. Born To Lose (Johnny Thunders)
22. Valentine
23. Alex Chilton
24. I’ll Be You
25. Bastards Of Young
26. Never Mind

Everything I’ve ever wanted,
Tell me what’s wrong...

Notes: Paul announces they are about to perform their “fucking hit recird.” The band plays a few bars of “I’ll Be You” before Paul waves them off and launches into ‘Unsatisfied.’

Recording: Audience


  1. I believe that my band "The Dead Milkmen" opened for the Mats at this show. I have been searching for a photo that was taken in the Mats dressing room - was hoping someone might have access to a copy. I was coming down the stairs about 5 minutes before we went on and Paul met me in the stairwell asking if I knew where Slim was. I did not. Paul asked if I would pretend to be Slim because someone was in their dressing room and needed a press photo. I went with Paul and stood behind them. They were all sitting/gathered around a big wing back chair. I was dressed in ridiculous "HeeHaw Overalls" and my long hair in pigtails. I would love to get a copy of this photo.

    --Dean Clean
    P.S. Turns out that Slim was downstairs side-stage talking guitars to our guitar player Joe Jack Talcum.

  2. No Tommy Keene opened this show.