Friday, February 1

The Long Ryders - Philadelphia 1987

Chestnut Cabaret
Philadelphia, PA
May 5, 1987

audience recording (sound quality VG+; transfer from 1st-generation copy of master tape)

BY REQUEST When I asked for comments about future posts, “Long Ryders” was one of the requests — so here ya go!

SINCERE THANKS to the Punk-Rock Cop for taping the show, and to happyfeet66 for sharing.
The Long Ryders: "Americana" & "alt-country" before the terms were even invented
photos courtesy
SAMPLE: "I Want You Bad (Philly 1987)"

01 Prairie Fire
02 Lights of Downtown
03 Man of Misery
04 A Stitch In Time
05 State of My Union
06 Harriet Tubman's Going to Carry Me Home
07 Capturing the Flag
08 Long Story Short
09 Baby’s In Toyland
10 I Want You Bad (NRBQ cover)
11 Spectacular Fall (fades in)
12 I Had a Dream
13 band intros --> Greenville Trestle High (James & Joan Jett cover)
14 You Just Can’t Ride the Boxcars Anymore
15 Gunslinger Man
16 Looking for Lewis & Clark
17 Hair of the Dog (Green on Red cover)
18 Smash It Up (The Damned cover)
19 10-5-60 (big medley) 
Alt. Link

The Long Ryders:
Sid Griffin – vocals, steel guitar, harmonica
Stephen McCarthy – guitar, keyboards, vocals
Greg Sowders – drums
Tom Stevens – bass, vocals

Learn more about The Long Ryders’ music at AllMusic and/or Sid Griffin’s site

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