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Setlist from last night (09 October)

Setlist from last night (09 October)
October 10, 2020 01:37AM
"Shot in the Dark" - AC/DC
"Hot Night Crash" - Sahara Hotnights
"Be My Wife" - David Bowie
"Just Too Easy" - Romeo Void (great suggestion Zoo!)

"If I Should Fall from Grace with God" - The Pogues (for accordionist James Fearnley's birthday)
"Boulevards" - Jackson Browne (for Jackson's birthday)
"Dressing Well in 1987" - Collin Estes
"Walter's Walk" - Led Zeppelin

"Eruption" - Van Halen
"Mean Street" - Van Halen
"Donut City" - Eddie Van Halen
"Star Fleet" - Brian May & Friends

"Panama" - Van Halen (by request)
"Spanish Fly" - Van Halen (by request)
"It's the Right Time" - Mitch Malloy
"Cathedral" - Van Halen
"I'm the One" - Van Halen (by request)

"Don't Push Me to Love My Enemy" - Billy Carter
"Open Up the Window" - Yeah Is What We Have

"I'm Losing You" [demo] - John Lennon
"Whatever Gets You Thru the Night" - Television Personalities
"Instant Karma" - Duran Duran
"Gimme Some Truth" - Generation X
"Cold Turkey" - The Soft Boys
"Working Class Hero" - Green Day

"This Is Love" - PJ Harvey (for PJ's birthday)
"Only Love" - The Bodeans (for guitarist Kurt Neumann's birthday)
"Chip on My Shoulder" - The Rangehoods (for singer Wanz's birthday)
"Little Red Light" - Fountains of Wayne

"Mr. Wright" - The Claypool Lennon Delirium (for Sean Ono Lennon's birthday)
"Do the Panic" - Phantom Planet (for singer/keyboardist Alex Greenwald's birthday)
"Life During Wartime" [live] - Talking Heads (for singer Nona Hendryx's birthday)
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zoo
Re: Setlist from last night (09 October)
October 10, 2020 08:35AM
You're welcome! And you chose the song I would have recommended had you asked.

Good job digging up that Star Fleet. Forgot all about that!
Re: Setlist from last night (09 October)
October 10, 2020 05:32PM
Ha-ha-haah, I'm glad to know somebody dug the Brian May track. My wife found it laughable! She asked me when that album was released; when I told her, she laughed even harder. "It must've sounded dated the week it came out!"

Doing a worthwhile tribute to Eddie was kind of a challenge, because he did so few recordings outside of Van Halen. Sure, I could've filled an hour with worthwhile Van Halen tracks (including my favorite, "Little Guitars"), but I was hoping to do something a little different.
Re: Setlist from last night (09 October)
October 11, 2020 10:47AM
Good work on the EVH tribute.

However, speaking of another part of the set, whenever I hear a Led Zep track, I am reminded that I have never liked Led Zep, and indeed it was one of the reasons I sought out different music back in the late 1970s/early 1980s as these guys dominated the airwaves....

Speaking of the same timeframe, I hadn't heard that Jackson Browne song in maybe four decades, I had never paid it any particular attention, and somehow all of its lyrics were still imbedded in my brain. Memory is a strange thing.
Re: Setlist from last night (09 October)
October 13, 2020 04:56PM
Delvin,

You might like this ska/Van Halen mash up that a friend of mine recorded a few years ago: https://vimeo.com/227498706.

He also released a terrific ska album a little over a decade ago that had songs that referenced King/Kubrick's The Shining ("Dull Boy"), Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, Saturday Night Fever ("Dance with You"), An American Werewolf in London, and covered Hendrix's "Castles Made of Sand." Here's my write up from back then: http://duffguidetoska.blogspot.com/2008/09/duff-review-rice-rokit-hang-loose.html.

Best,

Steve
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