Friday, November 22, 2013

July 4, 1987, The Town Pump, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

01. Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson)
02. Hold My Life
03. Bastards Of Young
04. I’ll Buy
05. I Will Dare
06. Swingin Party
07. Hey Good Lookin’ (Hank Williams)
08. Nightclub Jitters
09. The Ledge
10. Black Diamond
11. Can’t Hardly Wait
12. Little Mascara
13. Take Me Down To The Hospital
14. Favorite Thing
15. Unsatisfied
16. Hello Dolly (Louis Armstrong/Standard)
17. Waitress In The Sky
18. Kiss Me On The Bus
19. Another Girl, Another Planet (Only Ones)
20. Skyway
21. Rock And Roll All Nite (Kiss)
22. Be My Lover (Alice Cooper)
23. Left Of The Dial
24. Alex Chilton
25. Moonlight Mile (Rolling Stones)
26. California Sun (Rivieras)
27. Anything Goes (Cole Porter)
28. Music Is My Life
28. Battleship Chains (Georgia Satellites)

How young are you?
How old am I?

Notes: May be the only live performance of ‘Moonlight Mile.’

Recording: Audience


  1. a classic 'man, were they ever hammered' gig. 4th or july & by the time they hit the stage, they were beyond slurring & pissed. totally sloppy, they were totally uninterested at times but loveable all the same. in the midst of the train wreck, a gorgeous solo 'skyway' gets played ....then it would fall apart again.....i kinda recall band members leaving & returning to the stage for the last half hr or so. eventually tommy just admits 'i don't feel like playing anymore' & leaves. some fans totally loved it, other huge fans thought it was the worst ever.
    we were in the bar a few hrs pre-gig & caught the soundcheck - rip-snorting version of IOU & even 'sweet home chicago' sounded way tighter.....i guess after that, it all fell apart....
    the night before in portland was the total opposite - tight, totally ripping rock & roll. old fast songs, killer new ones, & i kinda think they played bits of ZZ top's 'the grange' & cheap trick's 'he's a whore'......but i could be delusional. Tommy did smash his bass Townsend-style at the end of the gig.......a friend asked Tommy the next night in Vancouver 'Tommy! where's your bass?!' Tommy's sheepish & slurred reply: 'it's bwoken'

  2. yer welcome.....i forgot to say that i'm pretty sure the gig went on for another half hour or so after battleship chains....attempts at stuff like hootenanny & maybe 'hospital' & a few other songs that all fell apart & were 'played' by different band members or roadies. Tommy was definitely mingling with the audience & enjoying a beverage long before the final note was played.

  3. Cool! I was also at this show and Paul hung out at our table before the show and was really wasted before showtime. Was a fun drunk fest and somewhere I have a bunch of crummy pictures from the show. I do remember the set being longer with I believe Hootnany as a last (?) song. I saw them in Seattle the next night and they were really on which surprised me as they must have been hurtin for certain!! Good times!!!

  4. They played 10 or 20 seconds of Walk on the Wild Side...

  5. I was also there... Just as was discussed... wasted, disinterested etc. ... but great in that it was the only time I saw them.