Tuesday, June 27

Connells - Los Angeles 1996 (sbd)

House of Blues
Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 13, 1996

soundboard recording (quality: Ex-)

The Connells still play several shows a year, including 2017.
01 Maybe
02 Fifth Fret
03 Hang On
04 Over There
05 Doin' You
06 New Boy
07 Pretty Rough
08 Sal
09 Smoke
10 Try
11 Get a Gun
12 Any
13 Let It Go
14 Something to Say
15 '74-'75
16 Choose a Side
17 Slackjawed
18 Motel
19 Fun & Games
20 Commercial
21 Scotty's Lament
22 Stone Cold Yesterday

ROB SEZ: From the mid-1980s to early 1990s, many alternative music fans in the Southeast believed Raleigh, N.C.'s the Connells might break through to wider recognition & success. When MTV started broadcasting the band's videos, when "Stone Cold Yesterday" became a U.S. alternative radio hit, and "'74-'75" became a Top 20 hit in England, I got my hopes up. Alas, it was not to be. Fun personal fact: my daughter's landlord is a member of the band. SINCERE THANKS to Don from the old ASH blog for sharing. Stay tuned for another, to be posted soon...

ASH Tuesday post #67


  1. Agreed! Made even more classic by Mitch Easter's production talents...

  2. I always liked The Connells from their days of yore. Around ten years ago, on a visit to Raleigh, I took the (then) college age family members to see them, and they didn't disappoint. That they were nice guys was obvious from the audience.

    Thanks for posting some live stuff. I expect it'll take me back! - Stinky


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