Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Slackers Report

Well, another Slackers show has come and gone.  Here's how it all went down.

After a quick dinner at IHOP, we arrived at the Firebird right on time.  Deals Gone Bad went on first.  While I like Deals Gone Bad, the two parts of their set I remember most vividly are the parts involving the Slackers.  First, Dave Hillyard joined them on stage with his sax and the damn microphone was dead.  Secondly, Vic Ruggeiro played harmonica with them on a different song and they finally got the mic fixed.

The Slackers got set up in near record time and belted out songs one right after another.  Here's the songs that I remember them playing.  I'm a little fuzzy on the order:
  1. Every Day is Sunday
  2. Feed My Girl
  3. Attitude
  4. Reach Out
  5. Living in a Tool Shed
  6. Same Every Day
  7. I Want to Thank You
  8. We Can Work it Out
  9. Ska Boheme
  10. The Nurse
  11. Please Decide
  12. Bin Waiting
  13. Knowing
  14. Rider
  15. Who Knows
  16. Pedophilia
  17. Have the Time
  18. Game Of Love" (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders Cover)
  19. Old Dog
  20. Watch This
  21. What Went Wrong
  22. Saw a Fool
Thanks to Greg for the assist on the track list.  I know the order is off and I'm sure I forgot a couple.  I was particularly happy that they played The Nurse and What Went Wrong.   At the end of the regular set, sometime before Old Dog, Dave Hillyard and Glen Pine came down into the audience and played.  It was great and reminded me of the good old days at the Creepy Crawl when they'd play out the front door, come around the building, and come back in the back door.  I've seen the Slackers somewhere in the 16-18 time range and I'd say this show was in the top two.

If I had to bitch about something, it would be the guys who didn't seem to realize how packed the Firebird was and kept swinging their elbows around.  A couple times I had to move because I kept picturing myself knocking the newsboy hat off of one of the assholes and then sucker-punching him as he turned around to see who did it.

In conclusion, the next time the Slackers come to your town, clear your fucking calendar.  Baseball shmaseball.


  1. Sounds like a fun night! I like reading music reviews :)

  2. Filling in a couple of holes:
    "Have The Time"
    "Game Of Love" (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders Cover)

  3. @ Trisha - it was awesome.
    @ Greg - I also forgot Who Knows

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