06/23/88 - NYC, NY @ CBGB's

Date: Thursday, June 23rd, 1988
City: New York City, New York, USA
Venue: CBGB's
Hey Joni 
Teenage Riot 
Cross the Breeze 
Rain King 
The Wonder 
Eliminator Jr
Silver Rocket 
  • Working titles on set list included: "Dinosaur (Wombats!)" for 'Cross the Breeze, "UBU/Mellencamp" for Rain King, "Huskeriffic" for The Wonder, "Dream" for Hyperstation, and "ZZ" for Eliminator Jr. Most songs have early, alternate lyrics. Thurston sings "Cross the Breeze".
  • "Eliminator Jr" from this show appears on the Forced Exposure 7" as "Non-Metal Dude Wearing Metal Tee".
  • "Silver Rocket" was probably an encore, and isn't present on the copy of the show I have.


    - Candle
    - Kissability
    [walkman plays mike watt answering machine tape from 'PROVIDENCE' (no piano)]
    T: "Do you remember how to do this? Do you?"
    L: "I'm not sure..."
    T: [laughs]
    L: "This is called 'Hey Joni'."
    - Hey Joni
    - Teenage Riot
    L: "There you have proof that these are the new songs."
    T: "I'll count, and you change."
    L: "I remember the end! I'll trade you the middle for the end."
    T: "This song is called 'Public Rehearsal Is a Good Idea'. How's it start?"
    L: "This time I'm gonna play the next one, after this one."
    T: "I'm gonna play the encore, which we're probably not gonna get."
    K: "And you all have to sing along!"
    - 'Cross the Breeze
    L: "Alright, get out the graph paper!"
    - Rain King
    T: "No...boo! Please boo us. What song is this? No titles...No titles, no lyrics, no ends."
    L: "Are you riding on a bummer?"
    T: "Whoa, haha! Ahahaha... [untelligible crowd scream].. Haha, man...How'd you know?"
    K: "Yeah that last song was a cover of uh, our favorite Pere Ubu song!"
    T: "This is for Lyle because it's the worst song in the set, believe it or not. Can I, um, change with you? This song's about waking up on the wrong side of the bed. You want me to start it or you want me to count it? Does it matter? You count it! The drummer always counts."
    - The Wonder
    - Hyperstation
    L: "What's going on?! Let's goooooooo!"
    - Eliminator Jr
    - Silver Rocket


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