Thursday, January 23, 2014

December 6, 1987, Gift Center, San Francisco, CA

01. I.O.U.
02. Never Mind
03. Hold My Life
04. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Prince)
05. Kiss Me On The Bus
06. Another Girl, Another Planet (Only Ones)
07. Nightclub Jitters
08. Valentine
09. Little Mascara
10. Answering Machine
11. Otto
12. The Look Of Love (Lesley Gore)
13. Love Lost (James Burton/Slim Dunlap)
14. Color Me Impressed
15. Willpower
16. Darlin’ One
17. Go
18. Waitress In The Sky
19. Fuck School
20. Cruella DeVille
21. I Don’t Know
22. Within Your Reach
23. The Ledge
24. Can’t Hardly Wait
25. Black Diamond
26. Unsatisfied
27. I Will Dare
28. Anarchy In The UK (Sex Pistols)
29. I Wanna Destroy You (Soft Boys)
30. Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed)
31. Left Of The Dial
32. Alex Chilton
33. Bastards Of Young

We might crack up in the sun,
Or we’ll lose it in the shade...

Support: Young Fresh Fellows

Notes: Nice tight show. The vocals are really up front and at times sound almost like a soundboard - hard to determine. Good version of ‘I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man.’ Nice to see older tracks like ‘Otto’ and ‘Fuck School’ making and appearance. And for my money, one of the great underated Mats songs of all time ‘Go.’ Early performance of ‘Darlin’ One,’ and the performance of ‘Willpower’ is actually pretty cool. The lyrics to ‘Anarchy In The UK’ are pretty much butchered, but it’s the thought that counts...

Audience/SB (?)


  1. you're right there my man, the vocals are amazing! Fuck School sounds actually more 'wayward wind' than 'fuck school' & the Lesley Gore cover is gorgeous as always. as Noel Gallagher would say - a fookin' top drawer gig!
    thanks, merle

  2. Nice one. He utterly butchers the Prince lyrics, as well. Not even in the same language, I'd say!

  3. Also worth noting that they played this show without eyebrows ...

  4. I was at this fucking show! Just turned 17. Had been listening to Prince's new album ("Sign Of The Times") incessantly, and noted how much that one song sounded like the 'Mats. I had a dream the night before the show that they did the song. Imaging the look on my GF's face when they pulled it out! Priceless. Amazing show, amazing times.