08/17/90 - Hollywood, CA @ The Palladium

Date: Friday, August 17th, 1990
City: Hollywood, California, USA
Venue: The Palladium 
Catholic Block 
Mary Christ 
Kool Thing 
Eric's Trip 
Dirty Boots 
Tom Violence 
Cinderella's Big Score 
White Cross 
Titanium Expose
My Friend Goo
Mildred Pierce 

Mildred Pierce

  • Mildred Pierce was performed specifically for Dave Markey's music video.


    - Catholic Block
    - Mary-Christ
    - Kool Thing
    T: "Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen."
    L: "This next song is called 'Eric's Trip'. It's a fantasy number."
    - Eric's Trip
    T: "This song is about doing the wrong thing when you know it's right. It's called 'Dirty Boots'."
    - Dirty Boots
    T: "You know, the most beautiful girl in heaven has a visitor today. I think Pearl Bailey's in town. I think she's gonna sing a song with the greatest band of the land. Karen, Dennis, get ready to jam with Pearly May."
    K: "Be nice to the ladies. And the boys."
    T: "Man...Kim gets all the girls."
    - Tunic
    K: "Thanks. Does anyone need a band-aid?"
    L: "These guys up here are just waiting for you if you wanna try and get onstage so just keep it cool and nobody will get hurt."
    T: "You guys hot?"
    K: "Hey just don't fuck with the technology up here. Cuz then it fucks me up."
    T: "K this next song is about Tom, the happy skinhead. You gonna kick this one...I might have to tune up a little bit, gimme a ??. [tuning...] Sound good? Sounds alright."
    L: "They're slamming to the tune-up, man!"
    T: "You mean like it fuckin' matters? Alright, you got a date! Who are these men in blue, pushing us around? Kick, uh, play the song, Stevie!"
    - Tom Violence
    T: "Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, thank you. Thanks for clapping...Okay, alright...Oh, you know, people in the balcony can't see Lee."
    L: "Can't see what? K, this next song is called 'The Eye-mote'. And it's for all western lit majors. [song starts] Don't stick your head in an oven now."
    - Mote
    - Flower
    T: "We got a few more. This song goes out to every living person in Los Angeles county."
    - Cinderella's Big Score
    T: "Is there a curfew here? Is it eleven? Is there? Is there a curfew here? Are the police here?? Are the police here?? This song is called 'Schizophrenia'. But first we have to have a band meeting. [Steve starts playing the beat, cutting him off]"
    - Schizophrenia
    - White Kross
    T: "Thank you, goodnight ladies and gentlemen."
    [SCOOTER & JINX tape plays before encore]
    [someone in crowd shouts "TEENAGE RIOT!"]
    T: "Uh, we don't do that anymore. I forgot the words. I lost the lyrics. Rocket to Russia."
    K: "Hey! Don't hit that guy!"
    T: "Hey, don't fight! This song is about going to bed and waking up the next morning...and finding out you can't tell the difference between your head and your pillow. You know what I'm talkin' about!"
    - Titanium Expose
    [feedback loop suddenly cuts out]
    T: "Whoa!"
    L: "Well that was rude. He pulled out my plug!"
    T: "We're gonna play one more song for all the good times."
    K: "This song is for Goo. I think she's here tonight."
    T: "K..."
    K: "And this is for Raymond Pettibon."
    - My Friend Goo
    T: "We're gonna do one more song, then we're gonna let em pack up. This next song is gonna, we're gonna do a video for, like, right now. In fact the dude who's doing the video, is this guy Dave, you got your video camera ready, for our big video shoot? Big video shoot, man! Where's the director? Where's this director who's gonna shoot this big video? Dude, where are you? Where is he? I don't wanna do the song if he's not gonna shoot! Ladies and gentlemen, I'm gonna move this microphone. Thank you!"
    L: "Someone gave us this guitar tonight, and I'm thankful that they did."
    T: "Listen, this next song like, in real fuckin life is gonna be directed for a big, big video. But I don't know where the director is. Did he leave? This song is for David Markey! And Raymond! And Werner Herzog, wherever you are man, this song is for you. This is one of the first songs we ever wrote."
    L: "And that's about how your guitar sounded when we wrote it, too. I think they threw Dave out for stage diving. Markey!"
    K: "This song is in normal tuning so you'll have to be patient cuz he's gotta tune a guitar. [minutes of tuning] See, this is what happens when you try to play in a normal tuning. Spaz city!"
    - Mildred Pierce
    L: [during song] "It's 1983!"
    T: [after song] "Mildred Pieeeeeeeeeerrrrceeeee......Joan...Joan...Joan...Joan...I didn't know you smoked. When did you start smoking? When did you start smoking? [tv noise/loops mixed in] When did you start smoking? When did you start smoking? I didn't know you smoked. When did you start smoking? I didn't know you smoked. When did you start, baby? When did you start smoking baby?"


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