Friday, July 12

Peter Holsapple & Worst Case Scenario - Chicago 1989

The Cubby Bear
Chicago, IL
March 5, 1989

Leukemia benefit show
NOTE: each of the two sets has its own separate download

audience recording (sound quality VG; club show with some distracting crowd noise)
Robyn Hitchcock & Peter Buck, collaborating once again.
MUCH APPRECIATION to the taper and to dB’s Fan for sharing.      

Peter Holsapple setlist:
Six Degrees or less from Robyn H. & Peter B.
01 This is Where I Belong (Kinks cover) 
02 She Got Soul
03 I’m Running Over
04 Bald Headed Baby
05 Soul Kiss
06 Big Brown Eyes
07 Second Time Around
08 Lonely Is as Lonely Does
09 Next to the Last Waltz
10 Black and White*
11 Judy*
12 Neverland*        

*with Peter Buck (aka “Mr. Good Wrench”) on guitar

Peter H. called on Robyn Hitchcock & Peter Buck to play this benefit with him.
photo by k-dj via Flickr
Worst Case Scenario setlist:
01 I Wanna Destroy You (Robyn Hitchcock) --> Twist and Shout (Isley Bros. / Beatles cover)
02 Do Right Woman (Moman / Penn tune)
03 Changed the Locks (L. Williams cover)
04 Revolution Number 1 (Beatles cover)
05 Roof Is Leaking (Dion cover)
06 Queen of Eyes (Robyn Hitchcock)
07 Mr. Spaceman (Byrds cover)
08 The Rumor (The Band cover)
09 You Can’t Do That (Beatles cover)
10 It Takes a Lot to Laugh… (Bob Dylan cover)
11 Robyn speaks
12 The Bells of Rhymney (P. Seeger / I. Davies cover) end cut, faded
Performed, but missing from this recording:
         ·      Mr. Tambourine Man (Dylan/Byrds cover)
         ·      The Child In You (Peter H. solo)
THIS INFO courtesy of the fine folks at The Asking Tree (comprehensive Robyn Hitchcock fan site)
Peter Buck
Robyn Hitchcock
Peter Holsapple
Andy Metcalfe
Morris Windsor

FURTHER INFO about this performance:
Originally, this was to be a Peter Holsapple solo show in aid of "Concert For A Cure" to benefit the Leukemia Society of America. But with help from his friends (Peter Buck, Robyn Hitchcock, Morris Windsor & Andy Metcalfe), it turned into a "Worst Case Scenario" performance (one of the pseudonymous names used by Peter Buck, Robyn Hitchcock & various musical friends). At the time, Peter H. was a touring member of R.E.M. and Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians were a support act for R.E.M.
A similar show took place a few days later in Minneapolis (compare & contrast the setlists):
8 March 1989 - Seventh Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
The Cars She Used To Drive / Wax Doll / Freeze / Falling Leaves / Swirling / Calvary Cross / Birdshead / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / More Than This / The Lizard / Queen Of Eyes / Revolution / I Wanna Destroy You / Twist And Shout / The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show / Do Right Woman, Do Right Man / Eight Miles High / Rain
(as with the Chicago show, this was preceded by a solo set by Peter Holsapple)
ABOVE INFO courtesy of the fine folks at The R.E.M. Timeline.        


  1. PH #4 is "Bald Headed Baby" off Paris Avenue...

    1. Indeed. I listed the song's old name before Peter changed up some of the lyrics and re-titled it.

      Will make that correction forthwith.


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