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The Dirt Club, Bloomfield, New Jersey, 6th February 1981 - 2CD - Very Good

 

A cracking two set show featuring the Rockin' Robins (Beth Harrington and Ellie Marshall). The second set is particularly enjoyable... everyone's loosened up and having fun.

 

Set one

 

Baby We Can't Go Wrong

Don't You Just Know It

She's Running Away

Stop This Car

Back In Your Life

I Want To Love Him So Bad

Roll With Me Henry

Egyptian Reggae

Ice Cream Man

Affection

I'm A Little Dinosaur

 

Set two

 

New Teller

Rockin Rockin Leprachauns

Little Latin Lupe Lu

Boogie Woogie County Girl

Too Many Fish In The Sea

I Love Her Little Body

Baby, Baby, Boss Me Around

Let The Four Winds Blow

Up In The Sky Sometime

New England

Here Come The Martian Martians

Back In Your Life

Abdul and Cleopatra

I Love Life So

Stay

Morning of our Lives

 

Bradford Ballroom, Boston, Massachusetts, 13th February 1981 - 2 CD - Poor/Good

 

CD 2 (Set 2) sounds to have come from a different source to that for Set 1, and is a much better recording; hence a different rating for each of the sets.

 

With the Rocking Robins & Michael Guardabascio. 

 

Set 1 (Poor)

 

New England

Back In Your Life

Here Come The Martian Martians

New Teller

Baby, Baby, Boss Me Around

Stop This Car

Affection

Ice Cream Man

Boogie Woogie Country Girl

You're The One For Me

 

Set 2 (Good)

 

Miracles Will Start To Happen

Hi Dear

Roll With Me Henry

I Love Her Little Body

Important In Your Life

Up In The Sky Sometime

Too Many Fish In The Sea

Not Yet 3

She's Running Away

I Love Life So

Don't You Just Know It

Buzz Buzz Buzz 

Morning Of Our Lives (cut)

 

Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 14th February 1981 - 2 Tapes - Good

 

With Curly Keranen, Michael Guardabascio and Ken Forfia, plus 'The Rockin' Robins' : Ellie Marshall and  Beth Harrington.

 

Yoyos On Parade' & 'Creeps On The March' aren't really songs they're just a few lines while Jonathans messing about for a minute or two.

 

Egyptian Reggae

Ice Cream Man

She's Running Away

Back In Your Life

Boogie Woogie Country Girl

Here Come The Martian Martians

Roll With Me Henry

Affection

I'm A Little Dinosaur

Important In Your life

My Love Is A Flower Just Beginning To Bloom

Baby, Baby, Boss Me Around

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns

I Love Her Little Body From Top To Bottom

Stop This Car

New Teller

Instrumental (Improvised)

Abdul And Cleopatra

Buzz Buzz Buzz

Don't You Just Know It

Miracles Will Start To Happen

Up In The Sky Sometime

Yoyos On Parade (?)

Creeps On The March (?)

I Want To Love Him So Bad

Little Bell

The Fenway

Hang On Sloopy

Not Yet 3

Let The Four Winds Blow

You Are

Morning Of Our Lives

Ice Cream Man

Shirin and Fahrad

 

Left Bank , Mt. Vernon, New York, 20th February 1981 - 2 CD

 

With Beth Harrington.

 

Set 1 - CD1

 

New England

Back In Your Life

Stop This Car

Baby, Baby, Boss Me Around

She's Running Away

I Love Her Little Body

Up In The Sky Sometime

Important In Your Life

Quintage Goes To Market

The Ballad Of Yoyo

Ice Cream Man

Affection

Not Yet 3

I'm A Little Dinosaur

 

Set 2 - CD2

 

Here Come The Martian Martians

Back In Your Life

Egyptian Reggae

Don't You Just Know It

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns

You Are

Roll With Me Henry

Morning Of Our Lives

I'm A Little Dinosaur

Hi Dear

 

My Fathers Place, New York, 21st February 1981 (1st Set) - 1 CD - Good

 

With Curly Keranen, Beth Harrington, Ellie Marshall, Ken Forfia, and Michael Guardabascio.

 

Egyptian Reggae

Ice Cream Man

I'm A Little Dinosaur

Don't You Just Know It

Here Come The Martian Martians

Roll With Me Henry

She's Running Away

You Are

Stop This Car

Back In Your Life

Lover Please

Important In Your Life

I Want To Love Him So Bad

Affection

 

Bookies, Detroit, March 1981 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

Very clear - probably a soundboard recording. 

 

With Beth Harrington, Ellie Marshall, Ken Forfia, Michael Guardabascio, and Curly Keranen.

 

Baby We Can't Go Wrong

Back In Your Life

The Neighbors

Rockin Rockin Leprachauns

Here Come The Martian Martians

Don't You Just Know It

Affection

New England

Roll With Me Henry

Ice Cream Man

My Guy

You Are

???

New Teller

Stop This Car

I'm A Little Dinosaur

Baby Boss Me Around

Abdul And Cleopatra

 

The Channel, Boston, 17th July 1981 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

With Beth Harrington, Ellie Marshall, Ken Forfia, Michael Guardabascio, and Curly Keranen.

 

Ice Cream Man

Roadrunner

I See What's Underneath

Hi Dear

Back In Your Life

Roll With Me Henry (cut)

My Guy (cut)

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechaun

Here Come The Martian Martians

New England

Abdul And Cleopatra

Bring Back Springtime To The World Of Nature

Affection

 

The Peppermint Lounge, New York, 20th July 1981 - 2 CD - Good/ Very Good

 

Right, I had this previously listed as New York 1982, and as a one CD show only, but now have a copy of the full show as below... 

the thing is that the one CD copy seemed to sound better than the new complete copy does (the 1 CD copy ran from fireside chat to Abdul & Cleopatra) so I now need to do some further sound checking and come up with the best recording.

 

Here's the show... and by the way, 'Bring Back Springtime' still stands out as a great unlisted and unrecorded song...

 

Roadrunner

Ice Cream Man

I See What's Underneath

Back In Your life

Here Come The Martian Martians

You Are

Stop This Car

Lover Please

Affection

 

Fire Side Chat...

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechaun

Bring Back Springtime To The World Of Nature

New England

That Is Rock 'n' Roll

Egyptian Reggae

My Name Is Jonathan

Baby We Can't Go Wrong

Don't You Just Know It

Back in Your Life

Abdul And Cleopatra

 

Our Time Is Now

 

The Ritz, New York, 25th July 1981 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

Seems like 'Roadrunner' is the only recording from this show - unless someone knows otherwise? 

 

(On the end of  the 'Boston, 1980' CD)

 

Roadrunner

 

Commonwealth Pier Exhibition Hall, Boston, MA, 10th October 1981 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

With Beth Harrington, Ellie Marshall, and Ken Forfia. 

 

A pretty short show this, at something like 30 minutes long. 

 

Ice Cream Man

My Name Is Jonathan

Party In The Woods

Back In Your Life

You're The One For Me

Somebody To Hold Me

Here Come The Martian Martians

I'm A Little Dinosaur

 

The Bottom Line, New York, 18th November 1981 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

With Beth Harrington, Ellie Marshall, Ken Forfia, Michael Guardabascio, and Curly Keranen.

 

Ice Cream Man

Are You Feeling Good?

New Teller

Somebody To Hold Me

You're The One For Me

Abdul And Cleopatra

My Modern Lover

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns

I See What's Underneath

Morning Of Our Lives

Louie Louie

Walter Johnson (a few faults with the recording on this song)

Baby, I'm A Rockin' Rebel'oh (?)

 

The Bottom Line, New York, 27th December 1981 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

A neat sounding show, the 2nd of two nights at the Bottom Line, and with a very early acapella version of 'That Summer Feeling'... it's pretty different here and sounds like it's completely new to the audience too; Jonathan describes this as his 'Summer Song'...

 

With Beth Harrington, Ellie Marshall, Ken Forfia, Michael Guardabascio, and Curly Keranen.

 

Ice Cream Man

Instrumental Jam (?)

The Neighbors

Are You Feeling Good?

That Summer Feeling

Hey There Little Insect

My Name Is Jonathan

Roll With Me Henry

You're The One For Me

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns

Egyptian Reggae

I'm A Little Dinosaur

Shirin & Fahrad

 

Jonathan Sings Demos, Autumn 1981 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

A Bootleg CD circulating on Wild Child Records (?) 

 

The cover describes the recording as "unreleased demo version with bonus tracks". It seems likely that these recordings were done at Sunset Studios, Burbank, in Autumn 1981. (see Tim Mitchell's Book, 'There's Something About Jonathan' - page 132). 

 

Most of the recordings are very similar to those that were released on "Jonathan Sings!" , though a couple didn't make it onto the record.

 

Stop This Car

You're The One For Me

Those Conga Drums

Up In The Sky Sometime

The Neighbors

That Summer Feeling

I See What's Underneath

I've Got Somebody To Hold Me

Give Paris One More Chance

Not Yet Three

This Kind Of Music

When I'm Walking

 

French TV, 1981 - Tape - Good

 

Crazy Eddie

Crazy Little Moma

Back In Your Life

Abominable Snowman In The Market

That Is Rock And Roll

French Radio Show, 1982 - 1 CD - Good

Up in the Sky Sometime

Let's go playing

Tahitian Hop

Stop this Car

Buzz Buzz Buzz

Ice Cream Man

Crazy Little Moma

Rockin' Robin

Abdul and Cleopatra

That Summer Feeling

 

USA, 1976-1982 (?) - 1 CD - Good

 

cover files available

 

This is a collection of songs that someone put together of lots of Jonathans rarer live songs from various other boots complied onto the one CD. A nice CD this but as I listen U can't help wondering where the rest of the concerts are at? (I can recognize some of the recordings but not all) without this thought it'd be a very nice disc.

 

Baby we can't go wrong

I love her little Body

Shake

Money (that's what I want)

Baby, Baby, Boss me around

Hello Josephine

Ya Ya

Get in the Groove

The Twist

Instrumental Jam no. 1

Moonlight is for Dreaming

I won't go halfway

It's her way

She's running away

Boogie Woogie Country Girl

Instrumental Jam no. 2

Don't you just know it

Let the four Winds Blow

You are

I see what's underneath

Roadrunner

A wonderful Girl

 

 

Jonathan Swifts, Cambridge, MA, 2nd March, 1982 - 2 CD - Very Good

 

A solo show in the main, except for a few songs with 'the Rockin Robins' on each set, joined by Andy Paley on piano for 'Up In The Sky Sometime'.

 

Set One

 

That Summer Feeling

Ice Cream Man

Hey There Little Insect

Lover Please

Back In Your Life

Here Come The Martian Martians

New England

Not Yet 3

Girlfriend

Somebody To Hold Me

Down In Bermuda

I See What's Underneath

I Love This World And It's Mystery (?)

Walter Johnson

 

Set 2

 

That's When I Want To Tear Down The Walls Between People (?)

Instrumental

Party In The Woods Tonight

Instrumental

The New Teller

Affection

You're The One For Me

Up In The Sky Sometime

Somebody To Hold Me

Are You Feeling Good?

The Neighbors

Abdul And Cleopatra

That Summer Feeling

Lover Please

The Fenway

 

The Other End, New York, 20th March 1982 (Set 2) – 1 CD - Excellent  

 

Recently got hold of this one, and guess what... it's as good as the following nights shows.

 

And a couple of  very rare songs too.

 

That Summer Feeling

Instrumental

Down in Bermuda

I Love the World

Another Instrumental

Let's go playing

Back in Your Life

Tahitian Hop

Not Yet 3

Little Sister

I Love Life So

Something You Love

Abominable Snowman in the Market

La Bamba

I Like it Like That

Dick Gregory

I'm a Little Dinosaur

Ice Cream Man

Stop This Car

Affection

Party in the Woods

Walter Johnson

Morning of Our Lives

That Summer Feeling

The Best That I Have Got

 

The Other End, New York, 21st March 1982 – Early Show - 1 CD - Excellent

Egyptian Reggae
Not Yet Three
My Name Is Jonathan
Twisting The Night Away
I Love The World
My Love Is A Flower
Are You Feeling Good
Dodge Veg-o-matic
Stop This Car
Instrumental (?)
I Love Life So
Dick Gregory
Tahitian Hop
That Summer Feeling
My Heart Was Won By A Girl
Something You Believe In

The Other End, New York, 21st March 1982 – Late Show - 1 CD - Excellent   

cover files available    

This is a great little show! A really intimate performance including something like half a dozen songs only played here, well maybe one or two are performed elsewhere but tonight their performance is spot on - A top notch recording.

This is one of my favorites and listened to lots.

That Summer feeling

Instrumental

My Boogie Woogie Country Girl

Here come the Martian, Martians

I see what's underneath

Somebody to hold me

Ice Cream Man

Rockin' Shoppin' Centre

Something you love

Back in your life

I like it like that

Lets go playing

Walter Johnson

Party in the Woods Tonight

The Neighbors

I'm a little Dinosaur

Instrumental

The Morning Of Our Lives

 

Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, Mo, 5th May 1982 - 2 CD - Very Good

 

I'd have probably graded this one as excellent if it hadn't have been for some very occasional loss of sound in one channel. With a few unusual songs choices that don't get performed too often, and a very unusual end of show poem...

 

Here come the Martian Martians

That Summer Feeling

New Teller

Somebody to hold me

Ice Cream Man

Rockin' Shoppin' Center

Have you got something you love 

The Neighbors

Egyptian Reggae

Are you feeling good?

Affection

Important in your life

Abominable Snowman in the Market

Walter Johnson

Back in your Life

Stop this Car

Lover Please

My love is a flower just beginning to Bloom

Dick Gregory

Since my Heart was won by a Girl

Dodge Veg-o-matic

That Summer Feeling

The best that I have got

 

Jonathan Swifts, Cambridge, MA, 13th May 1982 - 2 CD - Very Good

 

With  Beth Harrington, Ellie Marshall, and Michael Guardabascio.

 

Tahitian Hop

The Neighbors

Abdul and Cleopatra

Instrumental Jam (?)

Ice Cream Man

Dick Gregory

Girlfren'

That Summer Feeling

I'm natures mosquito

I see what's underneath

Are you feeling good?

Somebody to hold me

Lover Please

Party in the Woods Tonight

La Bamba

Back in your life

Dodge Veg-o-matic

Here come the Martian Martians

I'm a little Dinosaur

Bring back springtime to the world of nature

Affection

Since me heart was won by a girl

The Rex Club, Paris, 19th May 1982 - 1 CD – Very Good

cover files available

That Summer Feeling

Egyptian Reggae

Ice Cream Man

I'm a little Dinosaur

Rockin' Robin

Instrumental

Back in your life

Here come the Martian Martians

Hey there little Insect

Abdul and Cleopatra

Malaguena de Jojo

Lover please

Affection

Tahitian Hop

The Neighbors

My Name Is Jonathan

Abominable Snowman in the Market

New England

Morning of our lives

Rockin' Shoppin' Centre

My love is a flower just beginning to Bloom

 

Entpe, Lyon, France, 3rd June 1982 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

Ice Cream Man

Here Come The Martian Martians

Instrumental

Dodge Vegomatic

Louie Louie

Hang on Sloopy

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns

Back in Your Life

I'm Nature's Mosquito

Abominable Snowman in the Market

Hey There Little Insect

Affection

Stop This Car

Abdul and Cleopatra

Instrumental

I'm A Little Dinosaur

Lone Star Café, New York, NY, 23 September 1982 – Late Show - 1 CD - Very Good

 

With the Modern Lovers. The first track here doesn't sound quite right, but the sound on rest of the recording is pretty good.

 

Don’t You Just Know It
Egyptian Reggae
Ice Cream Man
The New Teller
My Love Is A Flower Just Beginning To Bloom
Start All Over Again (?)
My Modern Lover (?)
This Kind Of Music
The Morning Of Our Lives
Instrumental (?)
Roll With Me Henry
The Fenway
Here Come The Martian Martians
(Applause)
Somebody To Hold Me
Shirin And Farhad

 

The Channel, Boston, 24th September 1982 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

With the Modern Lovers and Beth and Ellie "The Rockin' Robins"

 

South American Folk Song (cut)

Here Come The Martian Martians

Ice Cream Man

Stop This Car

The Neighbors

New Teller

Affection

Instrumental

My Love Is A Flower (Just Beginning To Bloom)

Are You Feeling Good?

Back In Your Life

This Kind Of Music

Egyptian Reggae

Walter Johnson

Abdul And Cleopatra

 

Uncle Charlie's, Los Angeles, 14th February 1983 - 2 CD - Very Good

 

Loads of unusual songs here, Jonathan's very chatty and joking throughout and everybody's having a great time. Lots of interaction between him and what is a pretty lively audience. A great show!

 

Rockin' Robin

Up in the Sky Sometime

That Summer Feeling

My love is a flower just beginning to bloom

Somebody to hold me

Hang on Sloopy

Abominable Snowman in the Market

Ice Cream Man

I'm your God Pan

Lydia

Roll over Beethoven

Slipping and Sliding

Ready Teddy

Jenny Jenny Jenny

Stop this Car

Affection

Not yet 3

Howdy-D Burger Drive-in

Crazy Eddie

Here come the Martian Martians

This kind of Music

Roller Coaster by the Sea

Howdy-D Burger Drive-in (again)

Abdul & Cleopatra

Those Conga Drums

Twist and Shout

New Teller

That Summer Feeling

La Bamba

Volare

I'm your God Pan (again)

Howdy-D Burger Drive-in (3rd time)

Crazy Eddie

Louie Louie

Somebody to hold me

I see what's underneath

Are you feeling good?

My Name Is Jonathan

Dick Gregory

The Baltimores

McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, 19th March 1983 - 1 CD - Very Good

A super fun show and one of the best we have! 

 

Lots of jokes, fooling around, and an unusual song list, plus, towards the end of the show Jonathan's joined on stage by The Baltimores, for a great version of......... well, what else but ........ The Baltimores!

 

Jonathan at his very best!!!!

 

That Summer Feeling

Are you feeling good?

Stop this Car

Too Hip

Crazy Eddie

Ice Cold NuGrape

This Kind of Music

Affection

My Runabout Girl

Somebody to hold me

Back in your life

Hang on Sloopy

Those Conga Drums

My heart was won by a girl 

Not yet 3

You're the one for me

Give Paris one more chance

I can't sleep now

I'm a little Dinosaur

When I'm walking

The Baltimores

That Summer Feeling

 

Dallas Brooks Hall, Melbourne, Australia, 27th August 1983 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

A very clear recording.

 

Louie Louie

Hang On Sloopy

Ice Cream Man

Jenny Jenny Jenny

Good Golly Miss Molly

Those Conga Drums

This Kind Of Music

Hospital

I've Got Somebody To Hold Me

Vincent Van Gogh

Affection

Roller Coaster By The Sea

Louie Louie

Egyptian Reggae

That Summer Feeling

I'm A Little Dinosaur

Give Paris One More Chance 

 

Bluewall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 7th October 1983 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

Those Conga Drums

Stop This Car

Back In Your Life

Roller Coaster By The Sea

Vincent Van Gogh

Here Come The Martian Martians

Give Paris One More Chance

Egyptian Reggae

Affection

This Kind Of Music

New Kind Of Neighborhood

Down in Bermuda

The Neighbors

I’m A Little Dinosaur

My Little Kookenhaken

Time For Foolin’ Around

Somebody To Hold Me

My Runabout Girl

Walter Johnson

 

The Dirt Club, New Jersey, 9th October 1983 - Tape - Good

 

That Summer Feeling

Those Conga Drums

Egyptian Reggae

This Kind Of Music

Vincent Van Gogh

Time For Fooling Around

My Little Kookenhaken

Back In Your Life

Here Come The Martian Martians

Rollercoaster By The Sea

Abdul And Cleopatra

Affection

Five Year Old Feeling

Ice Cream Man

 

Jonathan Swifts, 10th October 1983 - 2 CD - Excellent

 

One of the best sounding shows I have of The Modern Lovers from the early 1980's.

 

Jonathan doesn't introduce all the band members so can't be sure of the full line-up tonight, but the performers included 'The Rockin' Robins' (Beth and Ellie), Curly Keranan, and Carla Brownlee on Saxophone. Carla's Sax is put to full use throughout and some of the songs have never sounded better

 

Set 1

 

Introduction

The Fenway

That Five Year Old Feeling

Ice Cream Man

Those Conga Drums

This Kind of Music (cut)

Time For Foolin' Around

Back In Your Life

Egyptian Reggae

New Kind Of Neighborhood

Affection

Here Come The Martian, Martians

Stop This Car

That Summer Feeling

Hospital

Give Paris One More Chance

Morning Of Our Lives

Rock And Roll Will Happen (Poem)

 

Set 2

 

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

Vincent Van Gogh

Back In Your Life

Louie Louie (instrumental version)

Give Paris One More Chance

Abdul and Cleopatra

The Neighbors

Here Come The Martian, Martians

Hospital (cut)

Time For Fooling Around

My Runabout Girl

I'm A Little Dinosaur

The Fenway

Shirin and Fahrad

 

The Bottom Line, New York, 11th October 1983 (Early Show) - 1 CD - Excellent

 

With (among others) Carla Brownlee, Curly Keranan, Ellie Marshall, and Jamie Hawkins (?)

 

Five Year Old Feeling
Ice Cream Man
That Summer Feeling
Egyptian Reggae
Not Yet Three
Those Conga Drums
This Kind Of Music
Give Paris One More Chance
You're The One For Me
Vncent Van Gogh
My Runabout Girl
Here Come The Martian Martians
Party In The Woods Tonight
New Kind Of Neighborhood
The Neighbors
Time For Fooling Around
Roller Coaster By The Sea
I'm A Little Dinosaur
My Love Is A Flower (Just Beginning To Bloom)
Walter Johnson

 

Staches, Columbus, Ohio, 25th October 1983 (both set) - 2 CD - Very Good

 

With Jamie Hawkins, Ellie, Curly, and Carla Brownlee

 

A very early version of 'When I Dance'

 

Set 1

 

When I Dance

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

Back in Your Life

Here Come The Martian Martians

Louie Louie

You're The One For Me

Those Conga Drums

Affection

Egyptian Reggae

 

Set 2

 

Lover Please

Abominable Snowman In The Supermarket

Roller Coaster By The Sea

The New Teller

There Is No Need For Twelvespo (?)

Give Paris One More Chance

Time For Fooling Around

Party In The Woods

Stop This Car

The Neighbors

Not Yet 3

Vincent Van Gogh

I'm A Little Dinosaur

Somebody To Hold Me

That Summer Feeling

 

Plus, WDUB Station ID (by Jonathan for the taper)

 

Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1983 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

cover files available

 

With Jonathan on Sax and Curly Keranen on Acoustic Bass: no guitars! 

 

That Summer Feeling

Stop this Car

Her Come The Martian Martians

Dodge Veg-o-matic

Rockin Rockin' Leprechauns

Ice Cream Man

Affection

Those Conga Drums

My Runabout Girl

New Teller

This Kind Of Music

The Twist

Time For Fooling Around

Jonathan Sings! Outtakes - 1983 - 1 CD

I see what's underneath

Stop this Car

My Name Is Jonathan

The neighbors

Are you feeling good?

Don't change your ways for me

Somebody to hold me

K.A.L.X (radio show) 1983 - 1 CD

Ice Cream Man

Up in the Sky

Here come the Martian, Martians

Back in your life

My Guy

Affection

The Neighbors

 

K.C.S.C. Radio, 1983 - 1 CD

 

Affection

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

Egyptian Reggae

Down in Bermuda

Fear

 

San Diego State University, USA, 15th November 1983 - 1 CD - Good

 

With Curley & Ellie, and probably Jonathans Saxophone.

 

Vincent van Gogh (recorded part way through)

Here come the Martian Martians

Louie Louie

Those Conga Drums

Rockin' rockin' Leprachauns

Not yet 3

I'm Natures Mosquito

Party in the woods tonight

This kind of music

When I dance

My love is a flower jut beginning to gloom

Stop this car

Hey there little insect (cut)

The Penthouse Radio Show, 20th November 1983  - 1 CD - Excellent

cover files available

Personal highlights are 'I'm a Jerk' and a really nice and long 'Affection'.

Deservedly Excellent.

Not yet 3

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

Here come the Martian, Martians

Vincent van Gogh

Give Paris one more chance

Roller Coaster by the Sea

I'm a little Dinosaur

The Neighbors

Those Conga Drums

I'm a Jerk

Affection

 

The Living Room, Providence, RI, 27th January 1984 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

A good show but the audience here is pretty rowdy and a sizeable number seem pretty inattentive to the performance, there's also quite a lot of chatting way too near the microphone, but, besides these gripes it's still an interesting recording and includes a couple of otherwise unknown songs - 'More Surprises' and 'Let's Go Wild' - apart from on this tape.

 

Instrumental

Vincent Van Gogh

My Jeans

Ice Cream Man

The Tag Game

The Desert

Hey There Little Insect

Here Come The Martian, Martians

Egyptian Reggae

Affection

I'm Nature's Mosquito

This Kind Of Music

The Baltimores

More Surprises (?) (unknown Song)

Lets Go Wild (?) (unknown song)

Not Yet 3

 

Soft Rock Cafe, Vancouver, Canada, February 1984 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

Alongside Jonathan tonight are Ellie Marshall, Curly Keranen, Carla Brownlee (on Sax), Michael Guardabascio and one other performer whose name I can't quite hear, but sounds something like Scott (or Stan) Brook (?)

 

Instrumental

Vincent Van Gogh

Egyptian Reggae

Ice Cream Man

Affection

Hey There Little Insect

The Neighbors

This Kind of Music

Not Yet 3

Stop This Car

Give Paris One More Chance (cut)

Hang On Sloopy

The Tag Game

My Jeans

The Desert

I'm Nature's Mosquito

I Must Be King

When I Dance

 

Hammersmith, London, 21st June 1984 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

Jonathan with the Modern Lovers: Ellie, Curly, and Michael Guardabascio; it's quite a short show, at something like 40 minutes, but a good one and includes 'Let's Go Wild'.

 

The Beach

Yo Jojo

Ice Cream Man

Louie Louie

Here Come The Martian Martians

Affection

Let's Go Wild (?)

Vincent Van Gogh

When I Dance

Give Paris One More Chance

This Kind Of Music

Barcelona, Spain - July, 1984 - 1 CD - Excellent

This kind of music

My Jeans

Give Paris one more chance

Interview...

When I dance

Not yet 3

The Neighbors

Interview...

The Baltimores

Vincent van Gogh

 

West Side Club, Lyon, France, 12th July 1984 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

Excellent recording made for Radio-Bellevue, recorded through the soundboard and mixed on-the-fly, incorporating a couple of  ambience microphones standing in front of the stage. 

 

With Ellie Marshall and Curly Keranen.

 

Egyptian Reggae

The Beach

My Jeans

Here come the Martian Martians

Hey there little Insect

Stop this Car

The kind of music

Give Paris one more chance

Affection

When I'm walking

Ice Cream Man

Circle I

Time For Fooling Around

That Summer Feeling

When I dance

Walter Johnson

 

The Hacienda, Manchester, 27th July 1984 - Tape - Good

 

With Curly & Ellie.

 

The Beach

Here come the Martian Martians

The Neighbors

Foolin' around

Stop this car

I'm natures Mosquito

This kind of music

Vincent van Gogh

Roller Coaster by the Sea

Rockin' rockin' Leprechauns

I'm a jerk

Circle I

Ice Cream Man

That summer feeling

Give Paris one more chance

When I'm walking

Morning of our lives

I moved away

 

Elephant Fayre, Cornwall, 29th July 1984 - Tape - Good

 

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English music festival, Jonathan with Ellie Marshall and Curly Keranen.

 

My Jeans

Hey there Little Insect

This kind of Music

Here come the Martian Martians

Give Paris one more chance

Stop this Car

Ice Cream Man

Affection

I'm a little Dinosaur

That Summer Feeling

 

Moles Club, Bath, 31st July 1984 - Tape - Excellent

 

Very good audience recording of Jonathan with Ellie & Curly. Including an improvised and otherwise completely unknown song, 'Jonathan I feel so Bad'', the words of which Jonathan seems to be spilling out, line by line, in a stream of consciousness style of improvisation.

 

Egyptian Reggae

My Jeans

When I dance

Vincent van Gogh

Hey there little insect

This kind of music

When I'm walking

Here come the Martian Martians

Up in the sky sometime

Jonathan I feel so Bad (?)

Circle I

Affection

The Beach

I'm a little Dinosaur

I must be king

The tag game

Down in Bermuda

 

Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 3rd August 1984 - Tape - Good

 

With Jonathan, Curly & Ellie Marshall. 

 

A few faults with the original taping : every once and a while the microphone seems to be getting a bit of a knock which then affects the recording levels for the next 30 seconds. This doesn't happen too much at the start though it's a lot more noticeable for the last 10 minutes.

 

Here come the Martian Martians

When I dance

Vincent van Gogh

Those Conga Drums

There is no squiltage (?) (Very Short)

There is no abomination (?) (Very Short)

Abdul and Cleopatra

Hey there little Insect

Up in the sky sometime

Stop this car

Hang on Sloopy

Not yet 3

Let the 4 winds blow

You are

Morning of our lives

My Jeans

Down in Bermuda

I'm Natures Mosquito

I must be King

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

The Desert

 

Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, 6th August, 1984 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

With Ellie and Curly, a great sounding performance, and several encores too.

 

That Summer Feeling

This kind off music

When I'm Walking

Lover Please

Stop this Car

Roller Coaster by the Sea

Here come the Martian Martians

My Jeans

Mr Squiltage goes to College

The Little Green and White Wrapper

Rockin' rockin' Leprechauns

When I Dance

Vincent van Gogh

The Beach

The Tag Game

Circle I

Not Yet 3

Give Paris one more chance

Ice Cream Man

Shirin and Fahrad

 

UK Radio, Radio 1, 1984  - Tape - Very Good

 

Interview

The Beach

Vincent van Gogh

Hey there little Insect

I must be King

Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, 25th April 1985 – Tape

That Summer Feeling

Louie Louie

Good Lovin'

Chewing Gum Wrapper

Malanguena de Jojo

Better than Before

I'm a Little Dinosaur

The Beach

Vincent van Gogh

When I Dance

Ice Cream Man

Egyptian Reggae

Walter Johnson

Lover Please

Here come the Martian Martians

Corner Store

The Beach

This kind of Music

My Jeans

Affection

Guitar Solo

Drift Away

Money

Circle I

Shirin and Fahrad

I must be King  

Earth First Benefit, La Pena, Berkeley, CA, 8th May 1985 - 2 CD - Good

A great concert with a great version of 'Affection' tied into the concert cause.

Instrumental

Louie Louie

Egyptian Reggae

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

The Beach

Stop this Car

Money (instrumental)

Malaguena de Jojo

This kind of music

Now is better than before

I must be King

Vincent van Gogh

Give Paris one more chance

Not yet 3

When I dance

Corner Store

Affection

Shirin and Fahrad

Chewing gum wrapper

Louie Louie

 

Shauberg, Bremen, Germany, 3rd June 1985 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

With Asa Brebner and Andy Paley.

 

Egyptian Reggae

Ice Cream Man

Vincent van Gogh

Louie Louie

When I Dance

The Beach 

The UFO Man

Chewing gum wrapper

Affection

Corner Store

Lover Please

Malaguena de Jojo

Stop this car

Rockin' rockin' Leprechauns

Now is better than before

Not yet 3

I'm just beginning to live

That summer feeling

This kind of music

Hey there little insect

Shirin and Fahrad

 

Plus from another concert (?)

Chewing Gum wrapper

Give Paris one more chance

Walter Johnson

Louie Louie

 

Rex Club, Paris, 12th June 1985 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

A pretty good show with Asa Brebner, and almost certainly Andy Paley. The recording ends a little before the end of the show and just a few seconds into 'My Jeans'.  

 

It's one of the few shows I have that includes 'Lets say we just met', and it's a cracking version performed on this one - great!!!

 

Yo Jojo

This kind of Music

Tell how you feel

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

The Beach

Chewing Gum Wrapper

Louie Louie

Vincent van Gogh

When I Dance

Neon Sign

Affection

The UFO Man

Give Paris one more chance

Here come the Martian Martians

My Love is a flower just beginning to Bloom

Lets say we just met

I'm not afraid to make mistakes

I'm just beginning to live

Corner Store

My Jeans (cut...)

 

Jacksons Lane Community Centre, Highgate, London 17th June 1985 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

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The Beach

When I dance

Tell how you feel

Money

La Bamba

Affection

Corner Store

My Jeans

I'm a Jerk

Chewing Gum Wrapper

I'm just beginning to live

I must be King

Neon Sign

The UFO Man

Give Paris one more chance

I'm a little Dinosaur

Shirin and Fahrad

Glastonbury Festival, UK, 20th June 1985 – 1 CD - Very Good

A nice show, with a very atmospheric outdoors feel to it somehow; kids talking and playing in the background  between songs and a very enthusiastic band of Modern Lovers (Jonathan with Andy Paley & Asa Brebner) plus a couple of Jonathan's jokes thrown in between songs too. 

Yo Jojo

Louie Louie

I'm just beginning to live

This kind of music

The Beach

When I dance

Tell how you feel

The UFO Man

Chewing gum wrapper

I'm not afraid to make mistakes

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

Vincent van Gogh

My Jeans

I'm a little Dinosaur

Shirin and Fahrad

Glastonbury Festival, UK, 21st June 1985 - Tape - Good

A short performance from this huge and popular UK Music Festival, at about only 40 minutes long or so, because of the needs of the Festival organizers to get on with setting up their next act. The highlights are, to my mind, 'Tell how you Feel' and a great and spirited version of 'Louie Louie'.

Maybe this tape doesn't have the best of sound quality - but still a great show!

The Beach

Corner Store

Ice Cream man

Tell how you Feel

Hey there Little Insect

Louie Louie

This kind of Music

When I Dance

I'm just beginning to Live

Chewing gum wrapper

 

Big Club, Torino, Italy, 24th June 1985 - 2 CD - Good

 

Yo Jojo

Louie Louie

The Beach

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

Lover Please

Vincent van Gogh

The UFO Man

When I Dance

Chewing Gum Wrapper

Egyptian Reggae

Affection

This Kind of Music

I'm Just Beginning to Live

Give Paris One More Chance

Down in Bermuda

Corner Store

Tell How You Feel

When I'm Walking

Spanish Instrumental (?)

Here Come The Martian Martians

Not Yet 3 

Louie Louie #2

Shirin and Fahrad

The UFO Man

The Riverside, London, 5th July 1985 - 1 CD/Tape - Very Good

(Yo Jojo) *

(This kind of Music) *

Louie Louie

Egyptian Reggae

Ice Cream Man

It's You

Chewing gum wrapper

Now is better than before

Tell how You Feel

The UFO Man

Affection

The Beach

Lover Please

Let's say we just met

My Jeans

I'm just beginning to live

Shirin & Fahrad

 

(... ) * are both on a poor sounding taping that we also have, but not on the CD copy.

 

The Janice Long Show, UK, 10th July 1985 - 1 CD (Radio Interview) - Very Good

 

Came on the same CD as the NPR Radio Interview 1992

 

The Bottom line, New York, 6th August 1985 - Tape - Very Good

 

Jonathan with Asa Brebner and Andy Paley.

 

Yo Jojo

Louie Louie

The Beach

Tell how you Feel

Chewing gum wrapper

Let's say we just met

Give Paris one more chance

Corner Store

The UFO Man

Now is better than before

Neon Sign

This kind of Music

Ice Cream Man

It's You

When I dance

Circle I

When I'm walking

My Jeans

This love of mine

That Summer Feeling

I'm just beginning to live

Walter Johnson

Jimmys, New Orleans, 31st August 1985 - Tape - Excellent

Vincent van Gogh

The UFO Man

Double chocolate malted

It's You

Let's take a trip

Back in the USA

Neon sign

Circle I

Just about 17

Not yet 3

Wipeout

Louie Louie

Ice Cream Man

That summer feeling

The Beach

This kind of music

When I dance

Corner store

Chewing gum wrapper

Santa Monica - 27th September 1985 - Tape - Very Good

A great and hugely extended 'This kind of Music', something like 15 minutes in total, adds to a very memorable performance. 

 

The Beach

Chewing gum wrapper

Vincent van Gogh

Here come the Martian Martians

When I Dance

The UFO Man

It's You

Just about 17

Neon Sign

Corner Store

This kind of Music

When I'm walking

The Desert

Walter Johnson

 

Radio With Pictures, TVNZ, Auckland, New Zealand, 20th October 1995 - Interview

 

A simultaneous broadcast with 1XB FM that recorded at the Gladstone Tavern of Christchurch, 4th October 1985.

 

The Modern Lovers had  just completed a short tour of New Zealand  as follows:

 

2rd October 1985 - Six Month Club, Auckland

3th October 1985 - Town Hall, Wellington

4th October, 1985 - Gladstone Tavern, Christchurch

 

 

Heartbreak Club, St Louis, Michigan, 1985 - 1 CD - Excellent (Soundboard)

 

Excellent apart from a couple of songs where Jonathan's singing away from the microphone. 

 

The Beach

This kind of music

Now is better than before

That summer feeling

Vincent van Gogh

Abominable Snowman in the Market

Chewing gum wrapper

I'm Natures Mosquito

When I dance

Dick Gregory

Circle I

Walter Johnson

Affection

I must be king

The Tag Game

When I'm walking

Here come the Martian Martians

Somebody to hold me

Ice Cream Man

Chewing gum wrapper

Circle I 

The Tag Game

Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, 16th January 1986 - 2 CD - Very Good

An intimate recording that includes a 10 minute version of 'That Summer Feeling' and a great sounding 'Jail'.

 

The UFO Man

I'm A Little Dinosaur

The Beach

Jail

That Summer Feeling

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns

Vincent Van Gogh

Now Is Better Than Before

Double Chocolate Malted

This Kind Of Music

Give Paris One More Chance

Ice Cream Man

When I Dance

Neon Sign

My Jeans

Not Yet 3

I Have Come Out To Play

I'm About 17

Chewing Gum Wrapper

This Love Of Mine

Affection

I'm Just Beginning To Live

Corner Store

Shirin and Fahrad

The Spirit, San Diego, California, 21st January 1986 – Tape - Very Good

The Beach

Now is better than before

Corner Store

This kind of Music

That Summer Feeling

Vincent van Gogh

When I Dance

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns

Let's take a trip

Give Paris one more chance

I have come out to play

Cozy with a K

Just about 17

Jail

Affection

The UFO Man

Walter Johnson

I'm just beginning to Live

It's You

 

Holsteins, Chicago, 26th February 1986 - Tape

 

 

 

Pub Sparta, Lund, Sweden, 4th March 1986 - 2 CD - Very Good

 

Great show and lots of Sax!

 

Corner Store

Vincent van Gogh

Louie Louie

Ice Cream Man

The Summer feeling

The Beach

Chewing gum wrapper

When I'm walking

The UFO Man

It's You

This love of mine

This kind of music

When I dance

Neon Sign

Double Chocolate Malted

Rockin' rockin' Leprechauns

My Jeans

Give Paris one more chance

The Desert

Just about 17

I have come out to play

Circle I

I'm a little Dinosaur

Lets take a trip

 

Maxwell's, Hoboken, New Jersey, 16th March 1986 - 2 CD - Very Good

 

With Brennan Totten and Andy Paley.

 

Vincent Van Gogh
When I Dance
The UFO Man
Louie Louie
Wipeout
Ice Cream Man
That Summer Feeling
Now Is Better Than Before
Chewing Gum Wrapper
Let's Take A Trip
Wild Weekend

DISC 2

This Kind Of Music
This Kind Of Music (reprise)
Give Paris One More Chance
Corner Store
Somebody To Hold Me
You're the One For Me

When I'm Walking
It's You
Louie Louie (reprise and exit)
Neon Sign
Shirin and Fahrad

 

Town and Country Club, London, 23rd March 1986 - Tape - Good

 

Nice show with the full band :Jonathan, Brennan Totten and Andy Paley, plus plenty of Sax too! 

 

Vincent van Gogh

When I Dance

The UFO Man

Corner Store

My Jeans

Give Paris one more chance

Egyptian Reggae

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

Rockin' rockin' Leprechauns

Chewing gum wrapper

Lets take a trip

This kind of music

Affection

Yo Jojo

Louie Louie

I'm a little Dinosaur

Just about 17

The Beach

Now is better than before

 

Town and Country Club, London, 1986 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

Lets take a trip

When I dance

Corner Store

Neon Sign

Now is better than before

The UFO Man

Barcelona, 10th April 1986 - 1 CD - Very Good

Another neat sounding show; Jonathan's trying his best with the local lingo, the music and atmosphere is great and he's playing Sax loads. Vincent van Gogh, Wipeout, La Bamba, and Egyptian Reggae all given a full Sax blowout!

Vincent van Gogh

My Jeans

Ice Cream Man

This Kinda Music

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns

The Beach

Chewing Gum Wrapper

The UFO Man

Wipeout

La Bamba

Egyptian Reggae

I have come out to play

I'm a little Dinosaur

Give Paris one more chance

That Summer Feeling

Let's take a trip

 

Plus from the Town & Country Club, London, 23rd March 1986 : -

 

When I dance

Corner store

 

Viridis, San Giuliano Milanese, Italy, 15th April 1986 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

Another of those great sounding mid-eighties shows with a lot of Saxophone.

 

cover files available

 

Egyptian Reggae

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

The Beach

When I Dance

The UFO Man

Vincent van Gogh

Neon Sign

Double Chocolate Malted

It's You

Louie Louie

Wipeout

This Kind of Music

Back in You Life (acapella)

Abdul and Cleopatra

Feel it

I have come out to play

Give Paris one more chance

I'm a little Dinosaur

When I'm walking

Affection

Turin (Turino) Italy, 16th April 1986 - 1 CD – Very Good

 A radio broadcast, it probably would have been a great show, but it's a bit spoilt by the radio announcers cutting into the show endlessly between songs to remind you that  you're listening to 'Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers', by the end of the show you've probably heard this 20 times. They also, near the end, start to overlap their conversation well into the start of some songs. 

(I've now got hold of a very clear and edited copy of this show, without all the announcers 'babble', but there's a couple of track missing too).

The Beach

Chewing Gum Wrapper

Vincent van Gogh

When I Dance

The UFO Man

My Jeans

That Summer Feeling

Now is Better than Before

Feel it

Double Chocolate Malted

Ice Cream Man

Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns

Circle I

Wild Weekend

Wipeout

La Bamba

Give Paris one more Chance

I have come out to play

It's You

I'm a little Dinosaur

You're the one for me

When I'm Walking

Egyptian Reggae

Just about 17

This Kinda Music

Not Yet 3

 

Bologna, Italy, 17th April 1986 - 2 CD - Very Good

 

Jonathan with Brennan Totten & Andy Paley.

 

Egyptian Reggae

Vincent van Gogh

The UFO Man

Back in your Life

Neon Sign

Double Chocolate Malted

Now is better than before

Give Paris one more chance

The Beach

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

Lets take a Trip

La Bamba

It's You

When I'm Walking

You're the one for me

Circle I

Louie Louie

When I Dance

Abdul & Cleopatra

My love is a flower just beginning to bloom

Rockin' rockin' Leprechauns

I'm just beginning to live

Affection

This kind of music

Wipeout

Just about 17

 

Holsteins, Chicago, Illinois 5th (early show) September 1986 - 2 CD - Excellent

 

A very low key and relaxed performance with some great guitar playing, particularly on 'That Summer Feeling' and 'Everything's got to be right'.

 

Instrumental

The Beach

Chewing gum Wrapper

Back in Your Life

The UFO Man

It's You

My Jeans

Vincent van Gogh

When I Dance

This kind of Music

That Summer Feeling

Gail Loves Me

Everything's Gotta be Right

Affection

Now is better than before

Double Chocolate Malted

Walter Johnson

Holsteins, Chicago, Illinois 5th (late show) September 1986 – 2 CD - Excellent  

cover files available

Jonathan breaks a string mid set and then spends the best part of the next 10 minutes taking time out telling jokes, the jokes are awful but the delivery's great  - Our kids really like the frog joke!   

Gail Loves me

The Beach

Chewing gum wrapper

The UFO Man

My Jeans

Jokes...

Pablo Picasso

This kind of music

Everything's gotta be right

Feel it

You're the one for me

Oh, Bus Driver

It's You

Now is better than before

Just about 17

Circle I

Neon Sign

When I Dance

Double Chocolate Malted

Those Conga Drums

Give Paris one more chance

Affection

Everything's gotta be right

Shirin & Fahrad

 

Second Story, Bloomington, IN, 8th September 1986 - 1 Tape - Excellent

 

Jonathan's pretty chatty and comes up with plenty of ad libs during 'That Summer Feeling', and Brennan Totten's here too.

 

Vincent van Gogh

Not yet 3

Malaguena de Jojo

Volare

Everything's got to be right

Girlfren'

Abdul loves Cleopatra

Chewing gum wrapper

My Jeans

Double chocolate malted

Gail loves me

Lets take a trip

Neon sign

Affection

Give Paris one more chance

When I dance

Pablo Picasso

Ice Cram Man

That Summer Feeling

The Beach

The UFO Man

It's You

You're the one for me

 

Maxwell's, Hoboken, New Jersey, 29th September 1986 Early (most of) and late Show - 1 CD - Very Good

 

Sound quality starts off poor but soon improves during the second song. Almost all the late show's here, along with most the early one.  A good recording that's spoilt slightly by some idiots loudly chatting nearby, mainly during the first couple of songs. Eventually part of the rowdy audience gets to Jonathan and he pulls the plug early during 'Affection' .

 

With Andy Paley and Brennan Totten. 

 

Early Show


Let's Take a Trip (beginning cut)
Corner Store
Circle I
Gail Loves Me
When Harpo Played His Harp
The UFO Man
My Jeans
Just About Seventeen

Late Show


Rock n Roll Instrumental
The UFO Man (first 30 seconds only)
Gail Loves Me
Pablo Picasso (tape flip)
Pablo Picasso (ending)
Not Yet Three
Double Chocolate Malted
The Beach
That Summer Feeling
Neon Sign
It's You
This Kind of Music
Louie Louie
Now Is Better Than Before
When Harpo Played His Harp
Affection

Berkeley Square, Berkeley, California, 6th December 1986 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

With Brennan Totten and Johnny Avila

 

Vincent Van Gogh

When I Dance

The Beach

The UFO Man

Affection

My Jeans

The Neighbors

Lets Take A Trip

Gail Loves Me

Double Chocolate Malted

Give Paris One More Chance

La Bamba

You're The One For Me

Everything's Gotta Be Right

Pablo Picasso

When Harpo Played His Harp

Corner Store

Neon Sign

Stop This Car

Those Conga Drums

Volare

 

Saigon Palace, San Diego, California, 25th January 1987 - Tape - Very Good

 

With Brennan Totten & Johnny Avila

 

Give Paris one more chance

When I dance

Egyptian Reggae

The Beach

That Summer Feeling

The UFO Man

Pablo Picasso

You're the one for me

Double Chocolate Malted

Vincent van Gogh

I love hot nights

New kind of Neighborhood

When Harpo played his Harp

Circle I

Now is better than before

It's You

New Teller

This kind of music

Affection

Dancin Dancin' late at night

Just about 17

Walter Johnson

 

Club Congress, Tucson, Arizona, 27th January 1987 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

With Brennan Totten and Johnny Avila. 

 

Vincent van Gogh

Egyptian Reggae

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

Yo Jojo

My Jeans

Gail Loves me

The UFO Man

Affection

The Beach

Wipeout

La Bamba

Louie Louie

Double Chocolate Malted

Now is better than before

This kind of music

It's You

When Harpo played his Harp

I love hot nights

The Neighbors

 

Holsteins Folk Club, Chicago, 26th February 1987 - Tape - Very Good

 

With Brennan Totten & Johnny Avila.

 

The UFO Man

Egyptian Reggae

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

The Beach

Chewing gum wrapper

Pablo Picasso

This kind of music

You're the one for me

Double chocolate malted

Dancin' late at night

The Neighbors

Neon Sign

Not yet 3

Now is better than before

African Lady

Yo Jojo

Affection

I love hot nights 

 

Holsteins Folk Club, Chicago, 27th February 1987 - Tape - Good

 

Vincent van Gogh

When I dance

The Beach

You're the one for me

Chewing gum wrapper

Now is better than before

Not Yet 3

The UFO Man

Pablo Picasso

I love hot nights

Mew kind of Neighborhood

Affection

When Harpo played his Harp

Corner Store

Walter Johnson

Neon Sign

Double Chocolate Malted

Somebody to hold me

The Baltimores

When I'm walking

Let's take a trip

 

The Bottom Line, New York, 14th March 1987, Late Show - 1 CD - Very Good

 

Jonathan with Brennan Totten and Johnny Avila.

 

A pretty good recording but the copy that I have has a couple of faulty WAV files - When I Dance & Corner Store - both cut out after the 1st minute. 

 

An undamaged copy of the recording would be much appreciated.

 

Give Paris One More Chance
When I Dance (cuts out after the 1st minute)
The Beach
When Harpo Plays His Harp
It's You
That Summer Feeling
Corner Store (cuts out after 1st minute)
The UFO Man
Pablo Picasso
Vincent Van Gogh (tape flip)
Vincent Van Gogh (ending)
Gail Loves Me
My Jeans
Affection
Double Chocolate Malted
I'm About Seventeen

 

Knitting Factory, New York, 15th March 1987 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

Dancin' late at Night

Vincent van Gogh

When I Dance

The Beach

Chewing gum wrapper

My Jeans

Egyptian Reggae

Gail loves me

The UFO Man

Pablo Picasso

Double Chocolate Malted

This kind of Music

When Harpo played his Harp

New kind of neighborhood

Not yet 3

Corner Store

I love hot nights

Just about 17

Walter Johnson

 

Parody Hall, Kansas City, USA, 27th March 1987 - 2 CD - Very good

 

A great show with Brennan Totten & Johnny Avila. 

 

A really lively one this one, the band is on top form: full of enthusiasm, and playing to a highly excited crowd. Some excellent guitar work is here too, especially on 'Chewing gum wrapper' and 'Conga Drums' - this is by far the best version of 'Conga Drums' that I've yet heard.

 

Unfortunately, the tape runs out near the end of 'Walter Johnson', the shows second encore, just a couple of lines short of what would have been the end; so unfortunately, the recording comes to a bit of an abrupt ending - this though is probably the only slight flaw with the recording.

 

Has a great atmosphere of an excellent show, superbly captured!!!!!

 

The UFO Man

The Beach

When I Dance

Egyptian Reggae

Wipeout

My Jeans

Surfin' with the Lovers

Louie Louie

This Kinda music

I love hot nights

Chewing Gum Wrapper

Everything's gotta be right

Those Conga Drums

The Neighbors

It's You

Vincent van Gogh

Double Chocolate Malted

Lets take a Trip

Give Paris one more Chance

Affection

Corner Store

Walter Johnson

 

Anderson's 5th Estate, Scottsdale, Arizona, May 1987 - Tape

 

With Brennan Totten, Johnny Avila and a lot of Sax!

 

The Beach

Vincent van Gogh

When I dance

Gail loves me

Chewing gum wrapper

When Harpo played his harp

Those conga drums

This kind of music

Wipeout

Tequila

Double chocolate malted

Give Paris one more chance

I'm a little Dinosaur

California desert party

Instrumental (?)

The UFO Man

Affection

Everything's gotta be right

It's you

Circle I

The Neighbors

I love hot nights

You're the one for me

Lets take a trip

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

 

Davis, California, 21st August 1987 - 2 CD - Excellent

 

With Brennan Totten & Johnny Avila.

 

You're the one for me

Chewing gum wrapper

Now is better than before

Everything's got to be right

California Desert Party

The UFO Man

When Harpo played his Harp

Affection

The Beach

New kind of Neighborhood

The Fenway

Dancin' late at night

I'm a little Dinosaur

Circle I

Gail loves me

That Summer Feeling

This kind of music

I love hot nights

Party in the Woods

Important in your life

When I dance

Not yet 3

Somebody to hold me

 

Variety Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA, 25th September 1987 (late show) - 1 CD - Very Good

 

With Brennan Totten and Johnny Avila.

 

Intro
Vincent Van Gogh
When I Dance
Double Chocolate Malted
The Beach
That Summer Feeling
Chewing Gum Wrapper
New Kind of Neighborhood
When Harpo Played His Harp
I Love Hot Nights
California Desert Party
The Neighbors
Wipe Out
Louie Louie
This Kind of Music

I Have Come Out To Play
It's You
I'm a Little Dinosaur
Give Paris One More Chance
The UFO Man

 

Dr. Demento Show, 11th October 1987 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

Radio interview about 15 minutes long. On the same CD as 'The Mark Radcliffe Show, 24th August 1994'.

Nightstage, Cambridge, USA - 20th October 1987 - 1 CD - Very Good

The Beach

Egyptian Reggae

Now is better than before

Double Chocolate Malted

Gail loves me

The Fenway

When Harpo played his Harp

The UFO Man

Dancin' late at night

Chewing gum wrapper

Affection

Yo Jojo

Give Paris one more chance

 

Chestnut Cabaret, Philadelphia, PA, 27th October 1987 - Tape

 

The Beach

Now Is Better Than Before

Chewing Gum Wrapper

The UFO Man

Egyptian Reggae

The Neighbors

You're The One For Me

Vincent Van Gogh

When I Dance

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, 26th December 1987 - Tape

The Beach

California Desert Party

New Kind of Neighborhood

Double Chocolate Malted

Vincent van Gogh

Yo Jojo

Surfs up

Dancin' late at night

Neon Sign

When Harpo played his Harp

I love hot nights

Let's take a Trip

The Neighbors

Girlfren'

Now is better than before

African Lady

Gail Loves Me

I have come out to play

The UFO Man

Give Paris one more Chance

Affection

Walter Johnson

 

KFSR, California State University, Fresno, 1987 - 1 CD (INTERVIEW) - Good

 

Interview by 'Big Jim Hunsicker', with Jonathan and Brennan Totten. 

 

From an intended cable TV show that was never aired , the video of which has since deteriorated, this is the audio recording of the programme. About thirty minutes long. (On the same CD as 14th March 2008).

 

Jonathan does a few songs between questions:

 

I'm a Little Dinosaur (a few lines only)

The UFO Man

Now is better than Before

Chewing Gum Wrapper

 

Liverpool Polytechnic, 14th January 1988 - Tape - Good

 

A fairly lively audience for this show, and with a sound quality that is probably a little better than I've marked it in the main, but, the sound quality drops away for all of 'California Desert Party' and also for part of 'UFO Man' so I've rated this one as 'good' only. Even so, it's a pretty good recording.

 

Brennan Totten does the singing for a couple of songs midway through the show (Born to be Wild & My Baby). With a pretty funny encore.

 

Yo Jojo

Egyptian Reggae

Let's take a trip

Double Chocolate Malted

Back in your life

Wipeout

Ice Cream man

Girlfren'

Lover please

I love hot nights

Give Paris one more chance

South American Folk Song

Born to be Wild

My Baby

California Desert Party

The UFO Man

I'm a little Dinosaur

Affection

Morning of our lives

 

Manchester University, 15th January 1988 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

Tracks 1 - 6 come from a Radio 1 concert broadcast, put out on April 30th 1988, tracks 7 - 13 are from the same concert but from a separate broadcast on the Kershaw Show (probably Jan / Feb 1988). There's some short interference on a couple of tracks, but nothing too much.

 

Girlfren'

The Sweeping Wind

Ice Cream Man

Chewing Gum Wrapper

You're the one

When I dance

Radio intro

Egyptian Reggae

I love hot nights

The Beach

Double Chocolate Malted

The UFO Man

Affection

 

Dutch Radio, Hilv. 3, 20th January 1988 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

Short interview and performance including three live in the studio recordings, 15 minutes in total.

 

African Lady

Interview

When Harp Played His Harp

Gail Loves Me

Huset, Aarhus, Denmark, 27th January 1988 – Tape – Excellent  

With Johnny Avila and Brennan Totten

Vincent van Gogh

When I dance

Chewing gum wrapper

The Beach 

Those Conga Drums

California Desert Party

The Neighbors

That Summer Feeling

This kind of Music

When Harpo played his Harp

Give Paris one more chance

It's You

When I'm Walking

 

Logo, Hamburg, Germany, 4th February 1988 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

With Johnny Avila and Brennan Totten

 

Dancin' Late At Night

Those Conga Drums

The Neighbors

Ice Cream Man

California Desert Party

Vincent Van Gogh

Gail Loves Me

Lets Take A Trip

Everyday Clothes (a capella)

Give Paris One More Chance

Now Is Better Than Before

I Love Hot Nights

The UFO Man

This Kind Of Music

That Summer Feeling

encore

The Beach

When Harpo Played His Harp

Circle I

My Jeans

 

Bloom, Mezzago, Italy, 12th February 1988 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

With Johnny Avila and Brennan Totten. Brennan's doing the singing on 'Born to be Wild'.

 

Yo Jojo

Now is better than before

The Beach

Somebody to hold me

Chewing gum wrapper

This love of mine

Gail loves me

You're the one for me

Lover Please

Everything's gotta be right

Give Paris one more chance

When I'm walking (acapella)

The Fenway (acapella)

When I dance

This kind of music

That Summer Feeling

California Desert Party

Back in the USA

Born to be Wild

The UFO Man

Ice Cream Man

Vincent van Gogh

 

New Morning, Paris, France, 2nd March 1988 - 2 CD - Excellent

 

Yo Jojo

Gail Loves me

The Beach

Chewing gum wrapper

Egyptian Reggae

The Neighbors

This kind of music

Lover Please

Affection

California Desert Party

The UFO Man

Give Paris one more chance

Let's take a trip

When I dance

Just about 17

That Summer Feeling

When I'm walking

Place Pigalle

Dancing late at night

Ice Cream Man

When Harpo played his Harp

The theme from Moulin Rouge

Instrumental (?)

 

Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, 3rd March 1988 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

With Johnny Avila and Brennan Totten.

 

Yo Jojo

Egyptian Reggae

Lets take a trip

California Desert Party

The Neighbors

Vincent van Gogh

Chewing gum wrapper

Now is better than before

The Fenway

This kind of music

The Beach

Lover please

I love hot nights

When Harpo played his Harp

Gail loves me

African Lady

Those Conga Drums

The UFO Man

The Old Corner Store

Give Paris one more chance

Circle I

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

Just about 17

 

Manchester University, 5th March 1988 - 1 Tape - Excellent

 

With Johnny Avila & Brennan Totten; includes a great sounding 'Affection' peppered with ad libs. 

 

It's you

This kind of music

Dancin' late at night

Gail loves me

I'm a little Dinosaur

The beach

African Lady

Affection

Californian desert party

Give Paris one more chance

Yo Jojo

Vincent van gogh

When I dance

The UFO Man

Double chocolate malted

That summer feeling

Corner store

Lover please

Egyptian Reggae

Lets take a trip

Those conga drums

Town & Country Club, London, 6th March 1988 - 2 Tapes - Very Good

Last date of the tour before the band are heading home to the states, and a fun show it is too! including a great version of  'Hospital'. Brennan Totten, guitar, and Johnny Avila, drums. 

At the end of the show Jonathan can be heard throwing cards out into the audience, imploring people to use them to write him - "I always write back, sometimes it takes a while, but I write back!"

Yo Jojo

Egyptian Reggae

Vincent van Gogh

This kind of music

When Harpo played his Harp

Chewing gum wrapper

Hospital

African Lady

Double chocolate malted 

The UFO Man

When I dance

Lets take a trip

Ice Cream Man

That Summer Feeling

The Beach

Back in your life

Not yet 3

Those Conga Drums

I love hot nights

The Neighbors

Gail Loves me

Affection

Give Paris one more chance

I'm a little Dinosaur

Just about 17

 

Athens, Georgia, 7th April 1988 - 2 CD - Excellent

 

A cracking show that includes an excellent and completely unknown song... 'Wild Wild Party', never seen it listed anywhere before... as well as a very early version of 'You can't talk to the Dude' introduced as a brand new song...  and with very different lyrics too. Recommended.

 

The Beach

The UFO Man

When I dance

Double chocolate malted

Lets take a trip

Those conga drums

This kind of music

California desert party

Corner store

Ice cream man

Everyday clothes

Wild Wild Party

I'm just beginning to live

Gail loves me

You're the one for me

The Neighbors

La Bamba

Rock and roll music

Roll over Beethoven

Hang on Sloopy

Dancin' late at night

Vincent van Gogh

Chewing gum wrapper

Give Paris one more chance

That Summer Feeling

Circle I

I love hot nights

Now is better than before

You can't talk to the Dude

Just about 17

 

Mean Fiddler, London, 28th June 1988 - Tape - Very Good

 

Jonathan's pretty talkative tonight with a very lively audience that's only too willing to join in with the songs wherever possible. A super show for all, that ends with Jonathan saying how much he's enjoyed himself, unusually he's more than happy to do several encore's on this one. 

 

S. E. Rogie comes on stage as guest to sing 'African Lady', one of Sooliman's songs that's usually covered by Jonathan as an instrumental. 

 

Chewing gum wrapper

The UFO Man

The Neighbors

Egyptian Reggae

African Lady

This kind of Music

Everyday Clothes

When I dance

Down in Bermuda

Give Paris one more chance

Yo Jojo

Malaguena de Jojo

Those Conga Drums

When Harpo played his Harp

Not yet 3

Girlfren'

Gail loves me

Make a mistake

Corner Store

Ice Cream Man

Walter Johnson

That Summer Feeling

Affection

Just about 17

 

Szene Wien, Vienna, Austria, 9th February 1988 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

From an FM broadcast " O3 Musicbox Live "  Austrian Radio (ORF) 

 

With Brennan Totten & Johnny Avila.

 

Vincent van Gogh

Egyptian Reggae

The Neighbors

The UFO Man

Those Conga Drums

Gail Loves me

Wipe Out

Chewing Gum Wrapper

This Kind of Music

Give Paris one more chance

I'm a Little Dinosaur

That Summer Feeling

 

East Berlin, East Germany, 2nd July 1988 - 1CD - Excellent

 

Vincent van Gogh

Malaguena de Jojo

Ice Cream Man

Chewing gum wrapper

Yo JoJo

The Beach

Gail Loves me

Egyptian Reggae

California Desert party

This kind of music

The Heart of Saturday night

Give Paris one more chance

When Harpo played his Harp

 

The Loft, Berlin, 3rd July 1988 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

A solo show and soundboard recording

 

Let's take a trip
The Heart of Saturday Night
La Bamba
The Beach
Chewing Gum Wrapper
That Summer Feeling
Everyday Clothes
Instrumental
Vincent Van Gogh
Girlfriend
Abdul and Cleopatra
Give Paris one more Chance
Gail Loves me
Back in the USA

encore
Affection

Summerstage, Central Park, New York, 9th July 1988 - 1 CD - Excellent

A solo show, from a soundboard recording scheduled to be later broadcasted by WBAI, New York

(Introduction by Joe Killian)

The Beach

Chewing gum wrapper

Looking for the heart of Saturday night

Give Paris one more chance

Action Packed

Vincent van Gogh

The Neighbors

Gail loves me

California desert party

Yo Jojo

When Harpo played his guitar

This kind of music

Everyday clothes

That summer feeling

It's You

Tokyo, Japan, 10th September 1988 - Tape

 

Toronto, Canada, 3rd November 1988 - Tape - Very Good

A nice show this one, a bunch of instrumentals performed near the beginning and a great version of 'Closer'.

'Fender Stratocaster' and 'Make a Mistake' are both described as new songs.

Malaguena de Jojo

Gail Loves me

Green Onions

When I dance

Double Chocolate Malted

Action Packed

Conga Drums

La Bamba

Give Paris one more chance

Yo Jojo

African Lady

Egyptian Reggae

The Neighbors

Closer

Chewing gum wrapper

This kind of Music

Blue Moon

Everyday Clothes

Vincent van Gogh

Make a Mistake

Fender Stratocaster

The Beach

Pablo Picasso

Girlfren'

When Harpo played his Harp

It's You

Corner Store

Just about 17   

 

Nightstage, Cambridge, MA, 9th November 1988 - 2CD - Good/Very Good

 

A pretty interactive and friendly show with some nice chat between songs too, and an especially nice moment when a woman joins Jonathan up on stage, unexpectedly, part way through 'Affection'.

 

Some slight background hiss during the early part but this fades away part way though. 

 

Malaguena de Jojo

The Beach

Closer

Give Paris one more chance

Wipeout

When I dance

Chewing gum wrapper

Those Conga Drums

The Neighbors

Vincent van Gogh

Egyptian reggae

Pablo Picasso

Everyday clothes

Dancin' late at night

This kind of music

Fender Stratocaster

Action packed

Affection

Make a mistake

Blue Moon

Walter Johnson

Double chocolate malted

Neon sign

When Harpo played his harp

Volare

 

Stache's, Columbus, Ohio, 14th November 1988 - 2 CD - Excellent

 

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Jonathan's pretty chatty tonight... inviting questions from the audience, etc, more so during the first set than the second. There's an interesting explanation of why 'Roadrunner' doesn't get performed much anymore and also an early embryonic version of You Can't Talk to the Dude'.

 

Set 1 (CD1)

 

Instrumental

When I Dance

Chewing Gum Wrapper

The Beach

Now is Better Than Before

Everyday Clothes

South American Folk Song

Fender Stratocaster

Pablo Picasso

Closer

Roadrunner (short instrumental version)

The Neighbors

Give Paris one more chance

Set 2 (CD2)

 

Circle I

You Can't Talk To The Dude

The Fenway

California Desert Party

Gail Loves Me

Back in Your Life

Down in Bermuda

Malaguena de Jojo

This Kind of Music

Dancing Late at Night

I Have Come Out to Play

I'm Just Beginning to Live

A Mistake for Me Today

Corner Store

Walter Johnson

Vincent Van Gogh

Its You

 

Radio Cadena Pop, Discoteca Rio, Sevilla, Spain, 5th December 1988 - 1 Tape - Excellent

 

A Radio broadcast of the full show, quite long, at about 1 1/2 hours and with many encores. The Spanish presenters do chip in quite a bit between some songs, but nothing too much and the show isn't spoilt . A very good recording!

 

Yo Jojo

Gail Loves Me

Circa

Egyptian Reggae

Vincent van Gogh

When I Dance

Malaguena de Jojo

This Kind of Music

Chewing Gum Wrapper

Instrumental

Pablo Picasso

The Beach

Lets Take a Trip

Action Packed

Fender Stratocaster

Give Paris One More Chance

California Desert Party

That Summer Feeling

Its You

Just About 17

When Harpo Played His Harp

Blue Moon

Ice Cream Man

La Bamba

The UFO Man

Walter Johnson

Circle I

Louie Louie

 

The Hope Centre, Bristol, 17th June 1989 - 1 CD - Good

 

A short recording broadcast by the BBC on either the John Peel or Andy Kershaw Show, at about 12 minutes long. 

 

Came on the same CD as SDSU, 15th November 1983.

 

The UFO Man

When I dance

The Beach 

Slims, San Francisco, CA, 13th July 1989 - Tape 

This Kinda Music

Everyday Clothes

Closer

La Bamba

Let's twist again

It will stand

Action Packed

Ice Cream Man

Girlfren'

Lets take a trip

Chewing gum wrapper

Dancin' late at night

Double Chocolate Malted

The Beach

It's You

Malaguena de Jojo

 

 

Club Lingerie Hollywood, CA, 22nd July 1989 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

Good audience recording of a solo show.

 

Gale Loves Me
Rodeo Wind
Since She Started to Ride
Surf Jam
The Neighbors
Fender Stratocaster
Chewing Gum Wrapper
Closer
Everyday Clothes
Miracles Will Start To Happen
Corner Store
Blue Moon
Now Is Better Than Before
The Beach
Reno
Lets Take A Trip (tape flip edit)
California Desert Party
Vincent Van Gogh
When I Dance
New York Poem
Hospital
Make A Mistake Today For Me
Give Paris One More Chance

 

Warehouse Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 9th August 1989 - 2 Tapes - Good

 

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Not the best of sound with this one... a little quiet and sounds like the venue was a large cavernous hall so it's a bit hollow sounding.

 

Malaguena de Jojo

Gail Loves Me

That Summer Feeling

The Beach

Yo Jojo

South American Folk Song

Closer

Chewing Gum Wrapper

Since She Started To Ride

Angels Watching Over Me

Now Is Better Than Before

Volare

French Song (?)

My Jeans

Everyday Clothes

The Neighbors

When Harpo Played His Harp

You're The One For Me

Twist Twist Senora

Twist Again

Twisting The Night Away

Vincent Van Gogh

This Kind Of Music

Fender Stratocaster

Californian Desert Party

Double Chocolate Malted

The Desert

It's You

Blue Moon

Make A Mistake

The Beach

Give Paris One More Chance

Just About 17

 

23 East Cabaret, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 20th October 1989 - 1 CD

 

Malaguena De Jojo

The Beach

Gail Loves Me

Chewing Gum Wrapper

The Neighbors

Double Chocolate Malted

When I Dance

You're Crazy For Taking The Bus

Egyptian Reggae

South American Folk Song

Vincent Van Gogh

Fender Stratocaster

Blue Moon

Feel It

La Bamba

Lets Twist Again

Twist And Shout

Twisting The Night Away

It Will Stand

Government Center

My Little Kookenhaken

Action Packed

Lets Take A Trip

The UFO Man

Dancin' Late At Night

It's You

Closer

Give Paris One More Chance

Subterranea Club, London, December 1989 - Tape - Excellent

Our first recording that we got from a friend years ago, until recently this was the only live recording we had too. It's a great show as well and another favorite, 

'Ring of Fire for Sweden!!!!' (You'll know what I mean when you hear it - it's a very funny recording!) 

Vincent van Gogh

When I Dance

Walter Johnson

Hospital

Action Packed

Fender Stratocaster

The old snack bar

Chewing gum wrapper

Blue Moon

The Neighbors

Double Chocolate Malted

The Beach 

It's You

Everyday Clothes

California Desert Party

Give Paris one more chance

Closer

 

Max's, Baltimore, USA, 1st July, 1990 - 2 CD - Very Good (Soundboard)

 

Jonathans pretty talkative on this one, there are just one or two flaws with it, it cuts out for about 20 seconds during 'hot nights' and also the recording stops during 'At night' just before the end of the show.

 

The Beach

Gail loves me

Let's take a trip

Just for Fun

The girl stands up to me now

You're the one for me

Double Chocolate Malted

California Desert Party

Blue Moon

Egyptian Reggae

South American Folk Song

Closer

Chewing gum wrapper

When I dance

That Summer Feeling

Circle I

Action Packed

Fender Stratocaster

I love hot nights

The Sweeping Wind

Yo Jojo

This kind of Music

Everyday Clothes

My Jeans

I'm just beginning to live

The Neighbors

She doesn't laugh at my Jokes

Cappuccino Bar

Since she started to ride

Corner Store

Neon Sign

When I'm walking

At night

 

Reading Festival, UK, 26th August 1990 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

Action Packed

Vincent van Gogh

Pablo Picasso

It's You

The Neighbors

Double Chocolate Malted

Egyptian Reggae

Fender Stratocaster

The girl stands up to me now

Gail loves me

Dancin' late at night

Let's take a trip

She doesn't laugh at my Jokes

This kind of music

That summer feeling

Since she started to ride

The UFO Man/La Bamba

Give Paris one more chance

Blue Moon

Everyday Clothes

Just for Fun

 

VARA, 2 Meter Radio, Holland, 4th September 1990 - 1 CD - Excellent (INTERVIEW)

 

A squirmingly bad interviewer: with some of the daftest questions that I've yet heard asked, Jonathan does though give an excellent on air performance of the following three songs...

 

She doesn't laugh at my Jokes

The Girl stands up to me now

Since she started to ride

 

Only about 10 minutes long, so both this and VPRO interview of the following day are on the same CD.

 

VPRO Radio, Holland, 5th September 1990 - 1 CD - Excellent (INTERVIEW)

 

A much better interview today, he's getting on really well with the shows presenter and is much more talkative than he was at the VARA interview yesterday. Jonathan also performs a few songs live in the studio too.

 

You're the one for me

You're crazy for taking the Bus

Man Walks among us

Reno

 

This one is about 30 minutes long.

 

Börse, Wuppertal, Germany, 8th September 1990 - 1 CD - Excellent 

 

A long solo show which includes an early version of 'When She Kisses Me'.

 

Action Packed

The Girl Stands Up To Me Now

Double Chocolate Malted

The Beach

Chewing Gum Wrapper

Gail Loves Me

Closer

Everyday Clothes

Blue Moon

Nothing Like The Way She Kisses Me 

Just For Fun

It Will Stand

You're The One For Me

Now Is Better Than Before

Lets Take A Trip

California Desert Party

Vincent Van Gogh

Egyptian Reggae

Feel It

La Bamba

Twist And Shout

Its You

This Kind Of Music

Dancin' Dancin' Late At Night

Fender Stratocaster

Come On Everybody

Give Paris One More Chance

When I Dance

This Love Of Mine

 

New Morning, Paris, 17th September 1990 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

The UFO Man

The Neighbors

Double Chocolate Malted

The Beach

Back in your life

Egyptian Reggae

You're crazy for taking the Bus

Since she started to ride

Ice Cream Man

Abdul and Cleopatra

The girl stands up to me now

Just for fun

Fender Stratocaster

Yo Jojo

Gail loves me

Give Paris one more chance

Let's take a trip

Vincent van Gogh

Affection

She doesn't laugh at my jokes

Cappuccino Bar

I'm just beginning to live

Everyday Clothes

Action Packed

Place Pigalle (very funny!)

When she kisses me

Make a mistake today for me

 

Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, 30th September 1990 - 1 CD - Very Good

 

Action Packed

The Beach

She doesn't laugh at my Jokes

Blue Moon

Vincent van Gogh

Gail loves me

The girl stands up to me now

I'm a little Airplane

Double chocolate malted

The UFO Man

The Neighbors

That Summer Feeling

Pablo Picasso

Girlfren'

Fender Stratocaster

Egyptian Reggae

Everyday clothes

Just for fun

It's You

Sleepwalk

This kind of music

Lets take a trip

California desert party

Circle I

Give Paris one more chance

When I dance

When harpo played his Harp

La Bamba

Twist and shout

Lets twist again

Good lovin'

Dancing late at night

Volare

 

Vier Linden, Hildesheim, Germany - 3rd October 1990 -  2 CD - Excellent 

 

NOTE FROM MP3 FILES

 

Yo Jojo

I have come out to play

Fender Stratocaster

I Love Hot Nights

Double Chocolate Malted

Lets Take a Trip

Gail Loves Me

You're crazy for taking the Bus

Reno

Good Lovin'

Reelin' and Rockin'

This Kind Of Music

Louie Louie

Those Conga Drums

The UFO Man

The Neighbors

Vincent Van Gogh

Everyday Clothes

Dancing Late At Night

When I Say Wife

Just For Fun

When She Kisses Me

Its You

Chewing Gum Wrapper

Pablo Picasso

Velvet Underground

Reelin' And Rockin'

Twist And Shout

It Will Stand

Down In Bermuda

Monologue About Bermuda

She Cracked

New Kind Of Neighborhood

She Doesn't Laugh At My Jokes

Since She Started To Ride

That Summer Feeling

Melbourne, Australia, 3rd October 1990 - Tape - Excellent

Another great show with several nice moments; the best of which occurs just when you think it's about to end - an unexpected and great 'I eat with Gusto' finale. Excellent.

Chewing gum wrapper

Egyptian Reggae

Action packed

It will stand

Egyptian Reggae (faster)

Blue Moon

You're crazy for taking the bus

Stop this car

She doesn't laugh at my Jokes

Gail loves me

When I dance

Fender Stratocaster

The UFO Man

I love hot nights

At night

Since she started to ride

Just for fun

Vincent van Gogh

The Neighbors

Down in Bermuda

A new kind of Neighborhood

Ice Cream Man

Girlfren'

When Harpo played his Harp

The Beach

It's You

That Summer feeling

I eat with gusto, damn you bet

 

Savannah, 1990 - 1 CD - Excellent

 

A Very Clear Soundboard recording

 

Action packed

Back in your life

Vincent van Gogh

Double Chocolate Malted

The Neighbors

Dancin' Dancin' late at night

Pablo Picasso

The Beach

Those Conga Drums

Yo Jojo

Gail Loves me

Chewing gum wrapper

When I dance

Blue Moon

It's You

California desert party

Cappuccino Bar

Egyptian Reggae

Everyday Clothes

Reno

Closer

Give Paris one more chance

I was dancing in the Lesbian Bar

You can't talk to the Dude

Make a mistake

 

 

 

 

 

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