Thursday, December 27

The dB's - New Year's Eve 1986, Raleigh, NC

BUMPED FOR 2018
The Brewery
Raleigh, NC
Dec. 31, 1986 into the wee hours of Jan. 1, 1987
   
audience recording (sound quality VG+; a well-balanced, solid-sounding recording).
  
Gene models the kind of hat all well-dressed  
New Year’s Eve revelers should wear
(ie, a sideways Like This LP jacket)
01 Any Old Thing
02 She Got Soul
03 Auld Lang Syne -- Never Say When
04 Rains Around Here
05 Lonely Is as Lonely Does
06 Not Cool
07 Never Before and Never Again
08 A Better Place
09 Today Could Be the Day
10 White Train
11 I Lie (tail end cut, faded)
12 New Gun In Town
13 Change With the Changing Times
14 Amplifier
15 Love Is for Lovers
16 Witchi-Tai-To (Jim Pepper cover; Will sings lead)*
17 A Spy In the House of Love
18 Why Don't We Do It In the Road?
    
*16 is a traditional Native American peyote chant set to music (leave it to Will to find something that cool & include it in a dB’s show...)

TT: 78:25

ROB SEZ: A fired-up dB’s play a rowdy New Year’s Eve show — a perfect way to ring in any New Year. During the show, Peter announces (for the first time in public?) that I.R.S. Records has signed The dB’s and that a new album will be recorded and released in 1987. BIG THANKS to TG for recording the show and RIDICULOUS THANKS to dB’s Fan for the share.

MP3@320
 
These photos were taken at a show in Boston at The Rat in the mid-1980s. But it probably looked a lot like this on New Year's Eve in 1986 at The Brewery in Raleigh.
  
  















The dB's:
Peter Holsapple: guitar, vocals
Gene Holder: lead guitar
Will Rigby: drums, backing vocals
Jeff Beninato: bass, backing vocals
   

6 comments:

  1. Holy Cow! Witchi-Tai-To? Awesomeness! Thanks for the share, and happy new year to ya!

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    1. Back at ya, Tim -- thanks for the thanks & Happy 2013!

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  2. On that particular New Years Eve I was DJing a party at The Omni Hotel in Durham and missed this show. Thanks!!

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    1. Moose - Until last year, I'd *never* seen The deeBs live, so most all of this has been virtual reality to me.

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  3. Things like this are not only musical gold, but they're time capsules as well. I don't know if anyone out there is from the Raleigh area, but The Brewery is long gone. The entire block was razed and turned into apartments and retail. Sigh.

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    1. Sad, isn't it? Like you said, at least we've got some "virtual reality" to enjoy...

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