04/27/87 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Electric Banana

Date: Monday, April 27th, 1987
City: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Venue: Electric Banana
Catholic Block 
Tuff Gnarl 
Pipeline/Kill Time
Stereo Sanctity 
Kotton Krown 
Tom Violence 
White Kross
Beauty Lies in the Eye 
Hot Wire My Heart 
Brother James
  • A tour itinerary has this show and Morgantown (4/26) reversed.
  • Less chatter and equipment stress than the earlier shows, and a much tighter set with lots of noise segues between songs, and even some non-Sister tunes.
  • Some copies circulate with "Brother James" as the final song but I'm not positive it's from this show.


    L: "'Catholic Block'."
    T: "*laughs* This song is a big hit on the radio."
    - Catholic Block
    T: "This song is called 'Tuff Gnarl'."
    - Tuff Gnarl
    [tape of some 80s song plays]
    T: "Pipeline!"
    - Pipeline
    [tape of some 80s song plays]
    - PCH
    T: "This song is based on the assumptive theory that people who carry guns are usually people who are pretty, uh, frightened of their bodies. Their own bodies. 'Stereo Sanctity'."
    - Stereo Sanctity
    - Cotton Crown
    [tape of loud orchestral music plays]
    - Schizophrenia
    - Tom Violence
    L: "I'm not gonna do it!"
    T: "Hey, Fucko! 1 2 3 4!"
    - White Kross
    T: "Alright thanks a lot everybody, thanks for coming down to the Banana. The Banana! The Banana! The Banana!" [encore break/tape flip] "The Electronic Banana... Finally here! We always thought we'd play Electric Banana but we never knew the reality factor of it. It's the toilets. This song is for Wayne Shorters, he's in town, doing his thing. [someone in audience: "Do you have any records?"] Yeah. Kim does."
    - Beauty Lies in the Eye [false start]
    L: [general chatter off mic, thurston tuning bass] "This is why we don't let Thurston play bass more often."
    T: "[??]" (counting off the song in another language?!)
    - Beauty Lies in the Eye
    T: "*laughs*"
    L: "Wow that was really fucked!"
    T: "Yeah. *laughs* Wait, we'll.. *laughs* we'll play another one. *laughs*"
    L: "We're gonna try one more but it hasn't been going much better than that one." [someone in crowd says something like "not like we care"] "What are you, an upsetter?" (maybe not right) [crowd: "we'll see you play it no matter what"] "No matter what?" *laughter* "No matter how much we suck?" [crowd (guy): "Don't worry about her, she does this everytime!"] "'We came to hear a good band, no matter how much they suck!'" *laughter*
    T: "HEeeeeeyyy!! Alright, this song was written by Johnny Strike in 1975 in San Francisco. He used to be in a band called Crime and it's called 'Hotwire My Heart'."
    - Hotwire My Heart
    T: "Thank you! Thanks a lot."


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