05/11/86 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso

Date: Sunday, May 11th, 1986
City: Amsterdam, Holland
Venue: Paradiso
Shadow of a Doubt
Death to Our Friends
Death Valley '69
Secret Girl
Tom Violence
White Kross
World Looks Red
Marilyn Moore
Shaking Hell
  • I'm a little confused as to whether "INHUMAN" was played. Does anyone actually have a recording with Inhuman as the first song?


    [walkman plays tape loop of chime sounds]
    L: "Hey, do something with these lights! Turn em off! We'll start again! The red lights...where's the red lights? Where's the red light? Hi, we're Sonic Youth. Um, I don't know how many of you people really think that the world is gonna end on May 18th, but...I don't know, I think [?] prophecy."
    - Shadow of a Doubt
    - Starpower
    - Death to our Friends
    L: "Can you turn the lights down please?"
    - Death Valley '69
    - Secret Girl
    K: "We're having a little, uh, string problem tonight. Just bear with us..."
    [walkman starts playing SECRET GIRL tape again]
    K: "A little tuning problem..."
    T: "Hey, we're the last band of this festival, it has to go wrong."
    K: "This next song is called 'Tom Violence'."
    T: "Cool out people, just cool out! Take it easy! We've been listening to a lot of Perry Como records lately so we're really into, like, relaxation. This song is about falling in love in Waterloo Square."
    - Tom Violence
    T: "1 2 3 4!"
    - White Kross
    [walkman plays "LIVE TO TELL" by Madonna]
    T: "This song is called 'Expressway'."
    - Expressway
    T: "Thanks a lot, seeya!"
    [walkman plays "LIVE TO TELL" by Madonna]
    - World Looks Red
    K: "Thanks a lot! [???]"
    L: "Yeah, we know, you just don't wanna go home!"
    K: "Can you lower the lights a little so we can chill out?"
    T: "Hey, um, this song is uh...this song is called 'Marilyn Moore'."
    - Marilyn Moore
    T: "Alright, keep the faith!"
    [walkman plays "SOME VELVET MORNING" by Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood]
    L: "Thurston left his strap downstairs, so we'll have to wait."
    K: "We're not afraid of Lybians, we're just afraid of Lybia Lunch."
    T: "This song is for everybody here named Jesus. 1 2 3 4!"
    - Shaking Hell


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