Friday, May 3

Peppermint Lounge, NYC 1985

The dB’s
The dB's axed Gene to play lead — and he said Yes
Stephanie Chernikowski photo
Peppermint Lounge
New York, NY
June 20, 1985

audience recording (sound quality VG+; very little in the way of distracting crowd noise and, other than a few anomalies in the first couple of numbers, this is a very listenable recording). Enjoy!

Highlights: Based on Peter's between-song comments, this show happened soon after Will Rigby's wedding, so extra friends and family from NC are in attendance at the Peppermint Lounge. Musically, we get to hear "Big Black Truck" and a seldom-performed cover of ELO's "Do Ya."  

BIG APPLE THANK-YOU to the taper and to dB’s Fan for sharing.

SAMPLE: "She Got Soul (NYC 1985)"

The Peppermint Lounge, way back when...
01 Black & White 
02 Love Is for Lovers
03 Big Brown Eyes 
04 Working for Somebody Else 
05 Lonely Is as Lonely Does
06 Rains Around Here
07 She Got Soul 
08 pH Factor 
09 Big Black Truck  
     (H-Bombs cover!) 
10 Not Cool
11 Amplifier
12 I Lie 
13 Do Ya (Jeff Lynne / ELO cover) 
14 Rendezvous
15 Neverland
16 Suspicious Minds 
17 A Spy In the House of Love
18 Money 

TT: 71:32 mins.

The dB’s:
Peter Holsapple – guitar & lead vocals
Will Rigby – drums & vocals
Gene Holder – lead guitar
Jeff Beninato - bass


  1. So is that the wedding to Amy McMahon?

    1. Yup. Stay tuned for an upcoming post from 1985 in which the same wedding is mentioned...