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Setlist from last night (21 May)

Setlist from last night (21 May)
May 22, 2021 11:55AM
I devoted the middle hour to an exploration of Brian Eno's work, at the request of a listener.

"Holidays in the Sun" - The Sex Pistols
"Dreamsicle" - Wombo
"Sleepwalker" - The Kinks (for bassist John Dalton's birthday)
"New Age Blues" - Cam Cole (by request)

"A Get-Together to Tear It Apart" - The Hives
"Cool Cool Girl" - Fightmilk
"Romance" - Payola$ (for guitarist Paul Hyde's birthday)
"Century City" - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (for drummer Stan Lynch's birthday)

"Virginia Plain" - Roxy Music
"Do the Strand" - Roxy Music
"Dead Finks Don't Talk" - Brian Eno
"No One Receiving" - Brian Eno

"Life at Rainbow's End" - Ultravox
"The Three Sunrises" - U2
"Space Junk" - Devo
"I Zimbra" - Talking Heads

"The Heart's Filthy Lesson" - David Bowie
"Help Me Somebody" - Brian Eno & David Byrne
"Crime in the Desert" - Brian Eno & John Cale

"Third Uncle" - Bauhaus
"Needles in the Camel's Eye" - Queens of the Stone Age
"Blank Frank" - Claw Hammer
"King's Lead Hat" [live] - Ultravox

"Love Is Like a Rock" - Donnie Iris & the Cruisers (for drummer Kevin Valentine's birthday)
"She Had You" - Mary Lou Lord
"Vagabond of the Western World" - Thin Lizzy (by request)

"Ray Purchase" - Peeping Drexels
"Feed Me with Your Kiss" - My Bloody Valentine (for guitarist Kevin Shields' birthday)
"Transylvania Boogie" - Frank Zappa (for bassist Jeff Simmons' birthday)
"Public Image" - Public Image Ltd.
Re: Setlist from last night (21 May)
May 22, 2021 04:18PM
I don't think I ever knew Donnie Iris had an "and the" band.

I'm slightly surprised he doesn't have a TP entry, though not as surprised as I was when I discovered Greg Kihn doesn't. I don't know if Iris ever claimed to be New Wave, and I don't think New Wave ever tried to claim him, but he was adjacent enough to Power Pop in 1980 that I would've thought TP would haul him in and give him what for.
zoo
Re: Setlist from last night (21 May)
May 24, 2021 09:13AM
breno Wrote:
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> I don't think I ever knew Donnie Iris had an "and
> the" band.

I didn't either! I actually bought a copy of King Cool over the weekend. That was before reading this thread, so I just checked my copy. The front cover just states Donnie Iris, but the spine and back both include "and The Cruisers."

When I brought the record to the counter to pay, the cashier says, "Hey, Donnie Iris. We're having a run on him. The customer I checked out before you bought one of his records as well."
Re: Setlist from last night (21 May)
May 24, 2021 11:37AM
Pretty sure there was a Greg Kihn entry in the first book. Only Ira knows the secrets of why some pieces made the leap to the website and some didn't.
Re: Setlist from last night (21 May)
May 22, 2021 06:03PM
Paul Hyde was the singer for the Payola$, no? Though I guess he played guitar as well.
Re: Setlist from last night (21 May)
May 22, 2021 07:07PM
Yes, Hyde was the lead singer and frontman. Record executives renamed the band "Paul Hyde and the Payols" for their second album.
Re: Setlist from last night (21 May)
May 23, 2021 10:00AM
Yep, Paul Hyde was the frontman of the Payola$, helming the band along with guitarist Bob Rock. They suffered the slings & arrows together, until Bob started making an outrageous fortune as producer for Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, Metallica and others.
Bip
Re: Setlist from last night (21 May)
May 23, 2021 08:51PM
Did you intentionally bookend the whole thing with Lydon? Like a musical sandwich with Eno...temperamental on the outside, experimental on the inside?

Always liked Donnie Iris....he had a knack for catchy eighties AOR. Not sure I’d expect to see him as a TP entrant.

I don’t think they knew quite how to market him. ‘Ah!Leah!’ is clearly rock, not new wave.... but the video has him looking a little Costelloesque.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/23/2021 08:52PM by Bip.
Re: Setlist from last night (21 May)
May 23, 2021 10:04PM
Yep, the Pistols/PiL sandwich effect was deliberate, though not as well-conceived as you suggested, Bip. "Temperamental on the outside, experimental on the inside"? I should only hope to be that clever. Nope, in my case, it was not much more involved than, "Hmmm, yeah, that'll work."
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