Originally Released on:
FLOWER/SATAN IS BORING 12"
also appears on:
- Death Valley '69 EP (studio version)
- Bad Moon Rising CD (studio version)
Thurston - vocals
Kim - bass/voice
Lee - guitar/tapes?
Bob - drums
Lyrics status: confirmed
Thurston: This is a song about falling in love in Rotterdam...
it goes like this.... this is what it sounds like... this is a record that we uh, that we put out. It's the only one I got
here, but anybody can have it.
[basic "Satan is Boring" lyrics... w/ some elaboration but
too buried/distorted to discern]
[Kim spoken word]
Thurston: Goodnight, thanks for coming down. [applause]
Track length: 15:28
First Known Performance: n/a
Last Known Performance: n/a
- "Satan is Boring" was often a sprawling, improvised piece
on the rare occasion that it was performed live. The "Supermix"
released on one variation of the Flower single is one such
live version, lasting over 15 minutes. The single doesn't say
specifically where it was recorded, just "in 1985". However,
due to Thurston's comment "This is a song about falling in love in Rotterdam", it's possible that it was recorded at the 4/2/85 Rotterdam, Netherlands gig. This was during Bob's last tour with the band, and the song was known to be performed on 3/29/85 and 4/17/85.
- This version has a sparse bassline in addition to the feedback, tapes?, and drums. Thurston does his vocals as on the studio version,
but Kim also does some spoken word about 11 minutes into the song.
- This appears to be a collage of 2 live versions -- 1 in each speaker.
- About 13 minutes and 15 seconds in, the left speaker cuts out,
and the right speaker feed gradually pans into the center, then
the mix splits up again. At the very end, the band start playing 'Brother James'.
- It's alleged that the band didn't want the Flower/Satan is Boring single released, and had it pulled almost immediately.