Friday, September 28

Sneakers - Reunion Shows, NYC & NC 2007-'08

Sneakers were one of the early bands that Chris, 
Will & Mitch Easter were in

audience recordings (sound quality VG-) 

Highlight: The B&G Pies ad, of course!

BIG THANKS to the tapers, apologies to CS, and LOTS OF THANKS to dB’s Fan for the share!
 

SAMPLE: "On the Brink (Cat's Cradle 2008)"

Cat's Cradle
Carrboro, NC
May 2, 2008*
01 intro
02 On the Brink
03 Decline and Fall
04 Condition Red
05 Driving
06 Nonsequitur (of Silence) [WR]
07 Story of a Girl
08 Ruby [RK]
09 B & G Pies ad
10 Quelle Folie
11 Walk Upon the Water (Move cover)
12 No Wonder
13 (Love's Like a) Cuban Missile Crisis
14 S'Il Vous Plait
15 What I Dig

The Bowery Ballroom
NYC
Jan. 13, 2007**
16 S'Il Vous Plait
17 Ruby [RK]
18 Decline and Fall
19 (Love's Like a) Cuban Missile Crisis
20 Nonsequitur (of Silence) [WR]
21 Quelle Folie
22 On the Brink
23 Condition Red

Chris and Mitch take turns singing lead for most of these. Will and Robert Keely each sing lead on 1 song: Will on “Nonsequitur” and Robert on “Ruby.”

*Opener for The Pressure Boys at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation benefit 2008-05-02 (the 2nd Sneakers reunion show).

**Opener for dB’s reunion show (the 1st Sneakers reunion show), 2007-01-13. A reporter at the NYC show wrote, “For Sneakers’ last two songs, Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley joined in to contribute tambourine and cowbell.”

MP3@320 (2007 show is MP3@192, best avail. bit rate)
Alt. Link
  

AH, the good ol’ days — when Chris had his own label...
 
Sneakers:
Mitch Easter - guitars, electric sitar, vocals
Chris Stamey - guitar, vocals
Will Rigby - drums, vocals
Robert Keely - bass, vocals
Chris Stevenson - drums, percussion
Wes Lachot – keyboards

NOTE: above is 2008 Carrboro show lineup, which was slightly different for 2007 show in NYC…
 
One more from the NYC reunion show - photo by Edutourist via Flickr

FOR FURTHER READING: brief history of Sneakers from Trouser Press is HERE; a longer feature story from IndyWeek is reproduced HERE; a review of the Bowery Ballroom 2007 show in NYC (with The dB's & Let's Active) from the No Depression archive is HERE; nearly shameless plug: Mick Dillingham's guest post about the many connections between Mitch Easter and The dB's is one of this blog's special pages, found HERE.
   

2 comments:

  1. Hi

    Thanks for the Sneakers Songs. They are great!

    Best

    Robert Pally

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    1. Hey Robert - thanks for the thanks.

      Cheers.

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