Friday, May 30

Long Ryders - Leuven, Belgium 1985

't Stuc
Leuven, Belgium
Nov. 5, 1985

soundboard recording (quality VG++; pretty darn fine recording [with typically iffy sound on the first track until the levels get properly adjusted])

SOURCE: transfer from silver boot (factory-pressed CD) on the Japanese "Octopus" label
The Long Ryders: back when the world seemed a bit more conquerable...

SAMPLE: "Final Wild Son" (Belgium 85)

01 Tell It to the Judge On Sunday (fades in)
02 Lights of Downtown
03 Run Dusty Run
04 Wreck of the 809
05 Time Keeps Traveling
06 You Just Can't Ride the Boxcars Anymore
07 Two Kinds of Love
08 Ivory Tower
09 Capturing the Flag
10 I Had a Dream
11 Final Wild Son
12 Sweet Mental Revenge
13 State of My Union
14 Still Get By (fades out)
15 Looking for Lewis & Clark (fades in)
16 Silver Wings
17 10-5-60
18 Southside of the Story

19 Baby, We All Gotta Go Down*
20 (Sid reads album reviews, with accompaniment)*
21 10-5-60*

*last 3 tracks from different show, London, UK Dec. 1, 1985

TT: 74 mins., 36 secs.

MP3@320 (includes artwork)

The Long Ryders:
Sid Griffin - guitar, vocals, harmonica
Stephen McCarthy - guitar, banjo, & vocals
Greg Sowders - drums, percussion
Tom Stevens - bass, vocals


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


  1. The venue for the gig was 't Stuc, in Leuven. The gig was announced in the local student paper Veto: see page 5 in .

  2. And, of course, many thanks for the recording!!

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for the info about the venue; I've just edited the post. (Nice detective work...)