Friday, December 13

The dB's - Peppermint Lounge, NYC 1981

The dB's
Peppermint Lounge 
New York, N.Y.
Oct. 11, 1981
audience recording (sound quality VG)
Note: This show marked the US release of Repercussion 
Video capture from a different dB's show at Peppermint Lounge, NYC
01  I Thought (You Wanted to Know)
02  Bad Reputation
03  Dynamite
04  Soul Kiss
05  Judy
06  I Feel Good (Today)
07  pH Balance
08  Tomorrow Never Knows
09  Ups and Downs
10  The Fight
11  Excitement
12  We Were Happy There
13  Happenstance
14  Black and White
15  Whipping Post > Neverland
16  Part 3, final jam session
ROB SEZ: To the original share, I've added track 16, which came from a separate recording. Since the jam includes Peter H — and is from the same night, venue & show — I've included it for the sake of history. HUGE THANKS to the taper and uploader.
The dB’s:
Chris Stamey – guitar & vocals
Peter Holsapple – guitar, keyboard & vocals
Gene Holder – bass
Will Rigby – drums
Peppermint Lounge, NYC — way back when
Uploader’s note: The Individuals opened. The Raybeats followed The dB's and played a very short 3-song set. The grand finale was, believe it or not, a jam session, with Peter joined onstage by various members of the Bush Tetras, Au Pairs, and Malaria. Included is Part 3 of the jam (first two parts are lost).


  1. It's past midnight and I "should be in bed." Instead, I'll be listening to your latest generous sharing. Thanks again for adding another show!

    1. Warren - thanks for the thanks.

      Now to bed with yer tired self!

  2. I used to really like the Peppermint Lounge. Shows would start really late, I think I saw one start there at 2:40am.

    I did see the dB's there and what I noted about them was their extreme exuberance and happiness about being on stage.

  3. I was there!!!! And now there, is here! Thanks so much for this wonder Xmas gift

    1. Happy to oblige, FiveGuns. Your comment made me jealous!


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