Friday, June 5

The dB's - St. Louis, MO 1985 (FM)

Mississippi Nights
St. Louis, MO
Feb. 26, 1985

FM recording (sound quality: VG+; only potential distraction is some recurring vocal distortion)
The dB's made a strategic decision in the 1980s 
to save money on haircuts & buy leather

01 Spitting In the Wind
Bottom one is for a dB’s show at Miss. Nights in '88
02 Rendezvous
03 Big Brown Eyes
04 Not Cool
05 I Lie
06 See No Evil
     (Television cover)
07 pH Factor
08 She Got Soul
09 Amplifier
10 I Am the Cosmos
     (Chris Bell cover)
11 band intros + Neverland
12 Love Is for Lovers
13 She'll Be Coming 'Round 
     the Mountain
14 Black and White
15 A Spy In the House of Love
16 Suspicious Minds
17 Money (That's What I Want)

ROB SEZ: If you snag this one and give a listen, you'll not only hear an energetic club show with good sound quality, you'll also enjoy some rare gems — most notably the cover of "I Am the Cosmos", Big  Star founder Chris Bell's only solo single. HUGE THANKS to the taper and Glenn S for sharing.

WAV lossless files 


The dB’s:
Gene Holder – lead guitar
Will Rigby - drums, vocals
Peter Holsapple - vocals, guitar
Jeff Beninato - bass, vocals

Above, one of
Peter's favorite
touring band
line-ups, with
Gene on lead guitar
and Jeff on bass
and backing vocals


  1. From the night of the Grammy Awards held on February 26, 1985. Peter references the Grammys in his introduction to "See No Evil."

    1. Nice bit of detective work! Thanks, Tony. I just updated the post and gigology...


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