Friday, October 18, 2013

July 19, 1987, Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT

01. I.O.U.
02. Hold My Life
03. Hitchin’ A Ride (Vanity Fair)
04. Sixteen Blue
05. I Will Dare
06. Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out
07. I’ll Buy
08. Another Girl, Another Planet (Only Ones)
09. Nightclub Jitters
10. The Ledge
11. Little Mascara
12. Never Mind
13. Bastards Of Young
14. Waitress In The Sky
15. Kiss Me On The Bus
16. Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson)
17. California Sun (The Rivieras)
18. Can’t Hardly Wait
19. Swingin Party
20. Within Your Reach (incomplete - tapes speeds up)

Razzle, dazzle, drazzle, drone, 
Time for this one to come home...

Recording: Audience


  1. As I remember it. There was a Sunday night dance party going on that night and the band had to get on and off early. It must have been a three martini lunch...maybe glue. Alex Chiton was in heavy rotation on the mainstream radio and the "children by the million" wanted to hear Alex Chilton. Many in attendence were not familiar with the band or the fact that on a given night were more "aching to bleed" than eager to please,which more than a few in the crowd were willing to do.
    After about 3-4 songs in,looks turned from uneasy amusement to smoldering animosity as if your unseen newly bought car just rolled out scratched, dented and very dirty. Should have looked under the hood.
    Many left vowing never to return........until the dance party later.
    The music was genius and the performances were most times art.
    This was hilarious.
    Long live Michigan J Frog!!!!!

  2. They were on fire this night. The Recording is great too. The band sounds tight for the most part, and solid throughout