Thursday, July 23, 2015

We Got the Bombs

"He smells like the 90's"
-Britt

Another fun Wednesday night in Middlebury.  This one was pretty Dead-heavy, as we're leading up to Capricorn's show at Bridge St. Live on Friday night. This show featured three more debuts, which brings the GM song catalog upwards of  a million.

7/22/2015
Pies & Pints, Middlebury, CT

Set 1
To Be Young 
Down By the River>
Movie Star
He's Gone 
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Come Together
Long Black Veil
Truckin'
Soulshine
Waiting in Vain
Only Love Can Break Your Heart*
Boy in the Bubble

Set 2
Into the Great Wide Open
Althea
Fire on the Mountain>
Scarlet Begonias
Shakedown Street (1)
Estimated Prophet

Casey Jones*
Easy Tiger

Asshole*
Baba O' Riley

Show Notes
*First time played
(1) Contained "Stash" (Phish) tease)

Acoustic performance. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" (Neil Young), "Casey Jones" (Grateful Dead) and "Asshole" (Denis Leary) were debuted. No bass fires were reported at this show.

While I'm enjoying seeing the band tighten up their takes on classic tunes, we're missing the originals! Would love to see an unplugged acoustic set of vintage GM tunes- imagine an acoustic set loaded up like this:

8/28/2010
Freight Street Gallery, Waterbury, CT

Set 1 (10:52-11:53 pm)
Holy Ghost
Slow Burn
Lower
Breed
Got a Grip
Easy Tiger
Elephants on Parade
Psycho Killer
The Horse*>
Tube*

Set 2 (12:16 - 1:01 am)
Althea
Something I said (1)
Somehow
Whale (Slow)
Tush
Monkey (2)
Third Personality (3)

Set 3 (1:15 - 2:01 am)
Jam>
Baba O' Riley (4)
Eye to Eye
The Lady
Burn>
Rant>
Burn
On the Run
The Impression

Show Notes
*First time played
(1) Chris Modeen on lead vocals
(2) Played by fan request after a large wooden Monkey appeared in the crowd
(3) Unfinished due to epic bass fire. Sick.
(4) Contained ending section to "Can't You Hear Me Knocking?" (The Rolling Stones)

"The Horse" and "Tube" (Phish) were debuted. A bass fire was reported during "Third Personality", causing the band to abruptly stop the set.

Imagine. Imagine that? Imagine!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Get Off My Lawn!



"Nice to be back at The Lawn again. For the first time"
-Dave, 7/10/2015

7/10/2015
McFairlawn's Tavern, Waterbury, CT

Set 1
Come Together
Easy Tiger
Waiting in Vain
Cities
Cry>
Rocky Mountain Way
Got a Grip
He's Gone
Shame
Cold Roses

Set 2
Shakedown Street>
Tush
Baba O' Riley>
Rant>
Ooh Child
Tell My Muse
Psycho Killer> (1)
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed>
Psycho Killer
John's Camera
So Far Gone (2)
Sticks and Stones

Show Notes
(1) "Soul Sacrifice" (Santana) jam
(2) "I ate chimichanga with Dom"
First show at McFairlawns. No bass fires were reported at this show. 


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Swiss Underground Balloon Corps



7/8/2015
Pies and Pints, Middlebury, CT

Set 1
Down By The River
Long Black Veil
Waiting in Vain
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
He's Gone
Cry
Tiger
Rocky Mountain Way
Cities (1)
Truckin'

Set 2
Come Together
Fixing a Hole
Sullivan Street*
Dead Flowers*
Shakedown Street (2)
Tennessee Jed

Show Notes
*First time played
(1) "Home of Sub-C"
(2) Contained "Stash" (Phish) tease
Acoustic performance. "Sullivan Street" (Counting Crows) and "Dead Flowers" (The Rolling Stones) were debuted at this show. No bass fires were reported at this show. 



Birthday Bass


"The man playing bass is 60 years old today"
-Dave, 6/24/2015

6/24/2015
Pies and Pints, Middlebury, CT

Set 1
Psycho Killer
Ophelia
Dig A Pony
Into the Great Wide Open
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
He's Gone
Truckin'
With a Little Help from My Friends (1)
Whipping Post (1)

Set 2
Waiting in Vain
Come Together (2)
Happy Birthday Andrea (and Yarn)
Boy in the Bubble
Tush (3)
Shakedown Street>
Baba O' Riley (4)
Tell My Muse
Lost Little Girl (5)
Rockin' in the Free World (6)
Hagman (6)
Baby Bitch
Cold Roses
Soulshine

Show Notes
(1) Bill C on lead vocals
(2) Contained "Stash" (Phish) tease
(3) "Take me to Pies and Pints"
(4) Contained ending section to "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" (The Rolling Stones)
(5) Fan request
(6) Dave on guitar, Brett on drums

Acoustic performance. No bass fires were reported at this show.



Back on the Wagon

Catching up on a few of GM's fun acoustic performances on Wednesday nights at Pies and Pints, Middlebury. Here's the first of 3:

5/27/2015
Pies and Pints, Middlebury, CT

Set 1
He's Gone
To Be Young
Fixing a Hole
Boy in the Bubble
Waiting in Vain
Into the Great Wide Open
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Whipping Post (1)

Set 2
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
Long Black Veil
Psycho Killer
Baby Bitch>
She Came In Through the Bathroom Window>
Golden Slumbers>
Carry That Weight>
The End
Tennessee Jed
Cold Roses>
Will of the Working Man>
On the Run
Tell My Muse
Cities
Breakdown (2)
You Wreck Me
Yer So Bad*
Soulshine (3)
Hotlanta
Jesus Just Left Chicago
Frankenstein

Show Notes
*First time played
(1) Bill on lead vocals
(2) Erik on lead vocals
(3) fan request
Acoustic performance. "Yer So Bad" (Tom Petty) was debuted. No bass fires were reported at this show.






Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sinners Are Much More Fun

"Thanks for the mammaries"
-Cruess, 4/29/15

GM delivered a special acoustic performance Wednesday night which hopefully will become a more frequent occurrence in these parts.  Lots of debuts, an enthusiastic crowd and a clean, stripped down sound made for a really fun night. Setlist and videos below.

4/29/15 
Pies and Pints, Middlebury, CT

Set 1
Waiting in Vain*
On Your Way Down
Long Black Veil
Into the Great Wide Open*
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover*
Fixing a Hole
Mookie Wilson
He's Gone
Only the Good Die Young*
Cold Roses

Set 2
I Can't Go For That> (1)
Maneater (1)
Cities 
You Wreck Me*
Mary Jane's Last Dance*
It's the End of the World As We Know It
Breakdown* (2)
Soulshine

Show Notes
*First time played
(1) Jim on lead vocals
(2) "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" tease

Acoustic performance. First show at Pies and Pints. No bass fires were reported at this show.



Bravo, GM!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday's Bruises

"If we're too loud, let us know. We'll try and turn it up."
-Dave, 4/25/2015

4/25/2015
Boru's, Waterbury, CT

Set 1
Got a Grip
Cry
John's Camera
Cites
Come Together
Shame>
Shakedown Street
Cold Roses

Set 2
Easy Tiger
Demon Theory
Mookie Wilson
Everything's Fine
He's Gone
Psycho Killer>
Will of the Working Man>
On the Run>
Tush
Tennessee Jed
Rocky Mountain Way
Black or White>
Tool Time
Satisfied Mind
Bloodshot and Blue>
It's the End of the World As We Know It
Sticks and Stones

Show Notes
No notes. No bass fires. This show rocked. 







Thumbs up, Guy Malone!

P.S.
Amending a previous post siting GM's last Sully's gig as 4/11/03, the latest performance was in fact 1/23/2004. Setlist below:
Guy Malone
1-23-2004
Sully’s Pub, Hartford, CT


Elephants on Parade
Spook the Pigeons
Shadowboy
So Far Gone
Tryptophan
Lion’s Mane
Birdland
Saturday Night Something
Situation Nominal>
Psycho Killer>
B.L.O. Me>
Alibi


Show Notes
Unfinished setlist and recording



Monday, April 20, 2015

A Vacation Close to Home

 "We haven't played here in 10 years. Let's party."
- BC, 4/17/2015

Unofficially, the last time GM played was 12 years ago (almost to the date). Just found this beauty in the arguyves:

 I remember Bill being cool enough to get me in Sully's at the time, as I was a wee candyass 19 year old. I wasn't nearly hip enough to appreciate this B.L.O>Alibi (titled "Bunk" on CD)>Post>B.L.O.  I'll throw this show on archive.org if there's enough demand (i.e. if one person asks me). 
In their return to Sully's last Friday night, the band brought the heat (and Mercier) for a cover heavy show. Setlist and videos below.

4/17/2015
Sully's Pub, Hartford, CT

Set 1
On Your Way Down
Psycho Killer
Come Together
Cry
My Way Gone
Rocky Mountain Way
She's a Woman
Cities
Frankenstein

Set 2
Black or White*>
Will of the Working Man> (1)
Tush (2)>
On the Run>
Tush
Easy Tiger
Shakedown Street (3)
Loving Cup (4)
Baba O' Riley (5)
So Far Gone

Show Notes
* First time played
(1) "On the Run" tease
(2) "Take me to Sully's"
(3) Unknown on lead vocals
(4) Rob on vocals
(5) Contained ending section to "Can't You Hear Me Knocking?" (Rolling Stones)

Show featured Mike Mercier on keys throughout. "Black or White" (Michael Jackson) was debuted.  Band last played at Sully's 4/11/03. No bass fires were reported at this show. 




Bravo, Guy Malone!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

California, I'll Be Knocking on the Golden Door


364 days after debuting the project, Capricorn returned to The Shamrock to play the best of Santana, Grateful Dead, and Allman Bros. It was fun. Highlights below.
I like you guys. Be good to each other. Happy Spring!









RJO