Friday, May 8

The Feelies - Two NYC Shows 1977 & 1980

Two separate shows; two separate downloads
New York, N.Y.
Dec. 14, 1977

audience recording (sound quality: VG+; surprisingly good sound for a tape of this vintage)

The Feelies: pondering polyrhythms and shoe styles

BIG-TIME THANKS to ODoc55 for taping and Arbuthnot for sharing what might be the group's second-ever public appearance (not 100% sure...)

01 Real Cool Time (Stooges cover)
02 The Boy With the Perpetual Nervousness 
03 Fa Ce-La
04 Clean Girl
05 Forces at Work
06 Big Plans
07 Little Red Book (Love cover)
08 Moscow Nights
09 Crazy Rhythms

10 The Boy With the Perpetual Nervousness
11 Original Love
12 Third Uncle (Brian Eno cover)
13 The Thin Line
14 Loveless Love 
15 Forces at Work
16 Moscow Nights
17 Slipping (Into Something)


Irving Plaza
New York, N.Y.
Dec. 20, 1980

audience recording (sound quality VG-; this one has some hiss and is a bit muffled-sounding at times, but not unlistenably so)

MANY THANKS to the taper, and to Dartman and Brandon for sharing

I've awarded bonus points for the dog
01 Phantom Captain Phantom Chief
02 Skating On Thinning Ice
03 Angels With Trumpets*
04 When Company Comes

05 The Boy With the 
     Perpetual Nervousness
06 Fa Ce-La
07 Loveless Love
08 Forces at Work
09 The Obedient Atom
10 Moscow Nights
11 Crazy Rhythms
12 Raised Eyebrows
13 Everybody's Got Something to Hide

     (Except Me and My Monkey)
MYSTERY FILLER (venue, date unknown)
14 The Boy With the 

      Perpetual Nervousness
15 Fa Ce-La

16 The Obedient Atom*

*titles for tracks 3 & 16 are guesses

REPERCUSSION: The dB’s have indirect connections to The Feelies. One example: Anton Fier, who for a time was drummer for The Feelies, went on to found The Golden Palominos, which roped in both Chris and Peter for collaborative efforts. The dB’s and The Feelies also have Hoboken, N.J. in common. While they were in the NYC area, The dB’s often played in Hoboken, at times recorded there, and Gene Holder lived there for many years.


Learn more about The Feelies’ music at the band’s web site, their Facebook pages, or AllMusic


  1. Foggy Notion
    Hoboken, N.J.
    May 15, 1983

    audience recording (sound quality VG to VG-)

    AN ALL-VELVETS SET (except for one Lou Reed solo composition)

    01 I'm Waiting For The Man
    02 White Light/White Heat
    03 Here She Comes Now
    04 There She Goes Again
    05 Run Run Run
    06 I'll Be Your Mirror
    07 Cool It Down
    08 All Tomorrow's Parties
    09 What Goes On
    10 Kill Your Sons (Lou Reed)
    11 Sister Ray
    12 Foggy Notion

    BIG THANKS to the taper, to jk for bringing the recording to the masses, and to Dartman and Brandon for sharing


    db.etree says:

    A one-off band called Foggy Notion playing a benefit for WFMU radio

    tim sherry (phosphenes) lead vocal and casio keyboard
    michael carlucci (ward 8) lead guitar and vocals
    steve lapore (grey district) of hoboken lapore chocolate fame, rhythm guitar
    rob norris (bongos) bass and vocals
    stan demeski (phosphenes, ward 8, artificial intelligence, the feelies, trypes and willies) drums

    lead vocal on I'll Be Your Mirror - janet tensen
    lead vocal on All Tomorrow's Parties -- toni paruta (trypes)
    guitar on Sister Ray and maybe Foggy Notion - glenn mercer (feelies)


  2. Feelies uber fan Tyler sez:

    Here's a little info from Michael Carlucci:

    In 1983 we did a VU tribute in the NY/NJ area. I believe there was a total of 4 shows including the Peppermint Lounge with the Richard Lloyd Quartet. The core band was me, Stan Demeski, Tim Sherry, Rob Norris, Stephen LePore with guests Toni Baumgartner, John Baumgartner, and a few others I can't recall except Glenn Mercer who played a wild solo on Sister Ray at Maxwell's show. Richard Lloyd joined us for the same song at the Peppermint Lounge.

  3. Hi

    Thanks for the Feelies. I wish i had seen them in early 1980ties!


    Robert Pally

  4. Nice set of rarities in set 2. Thanks Rob!

  5. Cheers, Robert & WhatTS -- thanks for the thanks.