08/20/91 - Cork, Ireland @ Sir Henry's

Date: Tuesday, August 20th, 1991 
City: Cork, Ireland
Venue: Sir Henry's
White Kross
Chapel Hill
Brother James
Dirty Boots
I Love Her All The Time
Kool Thing
Expressway to yr Skull
Teenage Riot
Sugar Kane

  • The first live performances of "Chapel Hill" and "Sugar Kane".


    L: "Alright, I woke up!"
    T: "What's up? Yo turn the disco off, bro! Alright, somebody said that the audience was full of sick drunks tonight, but I uh... I think you're just sick! We're gonna start out with a softie, this is called.. I'd like to dedicate this song to Abraham Lincoln. It's called 'Schizophrenia'."
    - Schizophrenia
    T: "'White Cross'."
    - White Cross
    [walkman plays some james brown including a PSA: 'hi this is james brown, and you'd be surprised at the number of young people who said they wanted to be like james brown. but my advice to them is to first get a good education, then pursue a career. don't be a dr-']
    T: "Alright, what are we doing, new one? Okay, let us please be indulgent, this is a new song. It's about all the chicks in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, I don't know if you've all ever been there before. But Cork isn't much different. Cork is kinda like North Carolina in a way. So.. this song is for y'all."
    - Chapel Hill
    T: "Oh thanks, that's the first time we've ever played that in front of people looking at us do it and shit. That's from our new album called 'My Life To Live'. Anyway, we won't play anymore new ones cuz I know they're kind of a bummer to listen to. So what's the story with Therapy? You know them? Yeah, you know those guys? Where the fuck are they? Belfast? What's next on the fucking agenda? Ah!"
    K: "This song is called 'Brother James'."
    T: "Whooa! 1 2 3 4!"
    - Brother James
    T: "It's nice to be out of New York City, cuz that place fucking blows! Yeah, but I like it... Alright, Lee! What's next Lee??"
    L: "This is called 'Mote'."
    - Mote
    T: "This song is called 'Flower'."
    - Flower
    [walkman plays 'Dizzy' by Tommy Roe]
    K: "Can you wait til I stop singing before you try to make your way to the stage? Thank you! This is for my good friend Karen."
    - Tunic
    T: "Hey hey hey, can you um.. forget it.. you're not--hey! Do us a favor, so we can get these guys off stage, just don't come up on stage and stage dive, otherwise they'll fuck with ya. I mean, fuckin' party down but don't come up here cuz these guys are lookin' for some fucking blood."
    K: "They're being really, they're being very--"
    T: "Cuz it sucks, man! I don't like having--"
    K: "They're being really cool but we just don't want them standing in front of us, because... no offense or nothing!"
    T: "Alright! You ready? This song is called 'Dirty Boots'."
    - Dirty Boots
    T: "Alright, I need some sticks!"
    - I Love Her All The Time
    T: "Alright! Hey, can we turn the heat on please? So we can get all warm and cuddly and cozy."
    K: "Hey there's some low-end feedback rolling around the stage."
    T: "Alright, this song is called 'Mary-Christ'! 'Mary-Christ'!"
    - Mary-Christ
    - Kool Thing
    T: "Bass, the bass has escaped us! We need some professional help! I think we all need some professional help. Alright, fuck the professionals!"
    K: "[???]"
    T: "Ah this is our last song tonight, ladies and gentlemen, we'd like to dedicate it to this dude that's on my shirt. You know who this, you know who this guy is? You know? You don't know! What grade are you in? How old are you? Eight? That's cool. I'm in.. Hey Terry man, I'm getting, um..I'm getting shocked! Are you guys ready or what? This song is called 'Expressway to yr Skull'."
    - Expressway
    T: "Peace."
    [encore break]
    ?: "Check, check."
    T: "Ah thank you ladies and gentlemen. Yeah yeah, you wanna hear some 'Benny and the Jets'?"
    [walkman plays 'Benny and the Jets' by Elton John -- thurston sings along towards the end, lee makes guitar noise]
    T: "Alright! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Halt! Halt! I'd like to send this one out to Elton, this is called 'Teenage Riot'. HoooooooOoooooooooooooooooooo! Ho!"
    - Teenage Riot
    T: "Ay-ye-ya-ya-ya... this is what happened to Gorbachev! *laughs* Fuckin putz! I don't know, I don't-- [???] I don't know how to deal with cops. Police riot!"
    K: "Hey just uh..."
    T: "Yo just stay off stage and these guys won't fuck around."
    T: "Look, we're gonna do one more song, just stay off stage, and these guys will leave!"
    T: "Alright, we're gonna play a power ballad--"
    T: "People! Cool out people! Hey, are we off? [crowd starts chanting something but i can't tell what, thurston mockingly echoes it] Yeah! Is that a new band? *laughs*"
    [general crowd commotion and people shouting]
    ?: "What the fuck is going on?!?!"
    K: "Hey, uh look."
    T: "Hey, wait a minute."
    K: "Hey!"
    T: "Hey!"
    K: "Hey! That's really immature. You know you keep unplugging my cords and it makes me look like I'm a really bad bass player."
    T: "Hey does anybody have anything to eat? Look, Kim... Alright, we're gonna.. hey, listen, come on! We just wanna try and play this new song we wrote, and it's.. *laughs* it's gonna be fucked up, but it's really, it's like a calm, it's a calm kind of song... and the name of it is '*shouts obnoxiously*' alright...We're a new band, and this is a new song. Kick it!"
    - Sugar Kane
    K: "Thanks."
    T: "Hey, next time we come here we'll play that song and it'll be five minutes shorter. But it'll never be as good. *laughs* What do you want, my shirt? No man, what do you think, I'm rich? This is the only shirt I brought with me. Yo thanks for coming to see us and Nirvana, we'll see you next time we're here, we're back, seeya later."


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