Friday, September 27

Syd Straw, Peter H (etc) – McCabe’s 1987

Santa Monica, CA
July 10, 1987

acoustic show

audience recording (sound quality VG+; low-generation tape source with good acoustics, marred only by occasional taper-adjusting-his-equipment noises)

SPECIAL THANKS to the taper and to dB’s Fan for sharing

HIGHLIGHTS: unique show, with covers galore and generous helpings of songs from Syd Straw, Peter Holsapple, The dB's & Golden Palominos

McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica has hosted numerous cool shows through the years

SAMPLE: "Think Too Hard" (McCabe's)

01 intro & Winnie the Pooh reading
Syd Straw (photo by Jeff Wong)
02 The Way of Love
03 Losing My Grip
04 Unsatisfied (Replacements cover)
05 Girlfriend
06 Looked at the Sun Too Long
07 Think Too Hard
08 In the Middle of It All
09 Keep Up With You
10 You and Your Sister (Chris Bell / Big Star cover)
11 It Tears Me Up
12 The First One
13 (I'm Always Touched By) Your Presence, Dear
14 Jerking Around
15 Today Could Be the Day
16 I’m Looking for a Home
17 Two By Two
18 Never Before and Never Again
19 Lonely Is as Lonely Does
20 Next to the Last Waltz
21 Nothing Is Wrong
22 Mr. Control
Peter Holsapple: man with a guitar and a song
23 I Can’t Win
24 (Kind of) True
25 Angels
26 I Apologize (Hüsker Dü cover)
27 All the Way
28 Buenos Aires

NOTE: other song composers are identified in the comments section of the MP3 files

TT: 1:44:50

Syd Straw – vocals
Peter Holsapple – guitar, vocals
Jody Harris – guitar
Frank Valentine – guitar

Find another Syd Straw/Peter Holsapple show HERE. Learn more about the music of Syd Straw at AllMusic and/or 
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  1. Thanks! I haven't listened to this yet, but the Replacements have a song called "Unsatisfied", not one called "Satisfied"., and Husker Du have a song called "I Apologize"


    1. Many thanks for the corrections.

      I've just changed those 2 song titles.


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