Thursday, May 15, 2008

Slow day at work. Here's all the bands I can remember seeing

New Order
PiL
Sugarcubes
Replacements
Alarm
U2
Waterboys
Simple Minds
Shriekback
Sunn0)))
Wiretrain
The Uptones
The Untouchables
Beck
Rolling Stones
The Who
The Clash
The Pogues
Cubanismo
George Thoroughgood and the Delware Destroyers
Jane’s Addiction
Pixies
Frank Black
Miracle Legion/Polaris
Mr. T Experience
Billy Bragg
Beatnigs
Seahags
Bongwater
Happy Mondays
Pearl Jam
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Primus
Neil Young
Billy Nayer Show
Los Straightjackets
Comets on Fire
American Music Club
J. Church
Monks of Doom
Camper Van Beethoven
Three O’Clock
Sting
Squeeze
Lounge Lizards
Red Thread
Aggression
Millions of Dead Cops
Ministry
BoDeans
Blasters
Morphine
John Zorn
Smithereens
David Bowie
Keith Jarrett
Elvis Costello
Jesus & the Mary Chain
Johnathan Richman
Big Sandy and the Fly Right Trio
Spanic Boys
Fall
Jazz Butcher
Love and Rockets
Yellow Man
Toasters
Skatellites
Burning Spear
LunaChicks
Luscious Jackson
Cecil Taylor
Al Green
Untouchables
Iggy Pop
Pretenders
Peter Gabriel
Violent Femmes
Alice Doughnut
Death Angel
Robyn Hitchcock
Idiot Flesh
NomeansNo
Dead Kennedys
UB40 (yech)
Beausoleil
Stray Cats
Motorhead
Chemical Brothers
Orb
Wedding Present
Nick Cave (The Bad Seeds? Don't remember.)
Monkey Rhythm

7 Comments:

Blogger Jennifer said...

Awesome. I was at all those shows

I used to WORK for the Uptones (I sold t-shirts and records - this was before CDs...)... my mom's boyfriend's wife's boyfriend managed them. And the Seahags. And the Beatnigs. And Jellyfish. And he owned the Berkeley Square.

He died a few years ago... http://people.tribe.net/dangerangel/blog/a13e6ec3-745b-4096-8f1b-cbc9dc9ab0b6

9:08 PM  
Blogger Greg Mills said...

I had the EP! I saw them at berkeley Square and I believe the Stone. In fact, they were the first band I saw live.

Who was that crazed and frightening doorman, the cat who wore the spider t-shirt all the time?

12:27 AM  
Blogger matt mcmahon said...

don't forget wesley willis

8:34 AM  
Blogger Walking Spanish said...

wow! props for referring to them as the delaware destroyers. saw many many of those same bands.
was the replacements shows before they kicked bobby stinson out of the band?

1:47 PM  
Blogger Crackpot Press said...

This list is extremely impressive.

I still own the Uptones EP. They were the biggest thing to ever come out of Acalanes (I think)

Wow... the Berkeley Square..

Saw a lot of good shows there:

Mojo Nixon with The Jazz Butcher
Mojo NIxon with Soul Asylum.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers (with a 3 alarm chilli special.. on New Year's Eve)
The Untouchables
Fishbone
Primus
Several Chris Isaak Shows.

and of course Buck Naked and the Bare Bottom Boys.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Greg Mills said...

Uptones came from Berkeley High, I'm afraid Crackpot.

Acalanes produced Will Forte and Condie Rice's speech writer. We have a lot to answer for.

Berkeley (though not Berkeley High as I recall) produce Andy Samberg, so the East Bay is well represented on SNL.

We're the new Chicago!

9:11 PM  
Blogger Greg Mills said...

matt mcmahon -- Didn't go to Wesley Willis with you. Sorry chap. I think I was loofaing my stretch marks that night.

9:13 PM  

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