From The Archives

The Gun Club
-Chronology (II)-

(Los Angeles April 1980 - December 1995)
The Gun Club circa 1988
(l-r) Romi Mori, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Nick Sanderson, Kid Congo Powers. (Credit Kayoko Hosaka). Photo courtesy of Alvaro Rey.

Chronology (I) (Period: 1980-1984)
Chronology (III) (Jeffrey Lee Pierce solo)


Chronology: a chronological overview of known concert dates (some with setlists and/or ads), 
dates of studio recordings, all line-ups and other trivia related to the American band The Gun Club.
Date format is DD-MMM-YY. 

-Information in grey italics is uncertain-

1986
The year in which the band is reformed.

London October 1986. Close to 2 years after The Gun Club broke up Jeffrey contacts Kid Congo to re-start the band (with Romi Mori and Nick Sanderson [ex-Clock DVA] from his Jeffrey Lee Pierce Quartet) and record a new album. Kid was at the time living in Berlin and had just joined the Bad Seeds in September.


Line-up #5A (London: October 1986 - December 1986):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals)/ Kid Congo Powers (guitar)/ Romi Mori (bass) and Nick Sanderson (drums).

London 12-Oct-86

12-Oct-86
UK London,Town & Country Club
[with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and The Moodists]

Ad: Original from Sounds mag 11-Oct-86.

Note: Head Of David replaced by the Gun Club. "When we hit London, the Bad Seeds were playing to two thousand people at the Town & Country Club. The Gun Club were supporting them. Thinking my tenure with the Bad Seeds was going to end after that one tour. I'd agreed to join them onstage and play with Jeffrey again. [...] That one-off felt good enough that I agreed to do a European tour with them immediately after the Bad Seeds tour [which ended in New York on 02-Nov-86]." from "Some New Kind of Kick: A Memoir", book by Kid Congo Powers (2022).


Nancy 12-Nov-86

12-Nov-86
FR Nancy,Caveau des Dominicains

13-Nov-86
FR Clermont-Ferrand,Club 3000

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Devil In The Woods/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel.

Listing: Scan of listing from Going Loco #M13 supplement with Nineteen #21.


Madrid 17-Nov-86

17-Nov-86
ES Madrid,Sala Universal

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti A.


1x-Nov-86
ES Valencia,Garage


Barcelona 19-Nov-86

19-Nov-86
ES Barcelona,Zeleste

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Sex Beat/ Moonlight Motel.

Ticket: Photo of ticket.


Fribourg 22-Nov-86

22-Nov-86
CH Fribourg,Fri-Son
[with The Inca Babies]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Article: Scan of article, taken from Freiburger Nachrichten 21-Nov-86.

Review: Scan of review, taken from Freiburger Nachrichten 25-Nov-86. "The best rockconcert of this season". Scan of review, taken from La Liberté 25-Nov-86.

Poster: Photo of poster.


Zürich 23-Nov-86

23-Nov-86
CH Zürich,Kaufleutensaal
[with The Hydrogen Candymen]

Listing: Scan of listing, taken from Neue Zürcher Nachrichten 21-Nov-86.


Germany 2x-Nov-86

25-Nov-86
DE München-Unterföhring,Theaterfabrik
[with Cpt. Kirk &.]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Photo: From one of the dates on the German tour. Scan taken from Spex magazine Feb-87, courtesy of Matti A.


Germany 2x-Nov-86

26-Nov-86
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp
[with Cpt. Kirk &.]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Ad: Scan of ad from Spex magazine, Oct-1986.


Germany 2x-Nov-86

27-Nov-86
DE Düsseldorf,Tor 3
[with Cpt. Kirk &.]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Poster: Photo of generic tour poster.


Bielefeld 28-Nov-86

28-Nov-86
DE Bielefeld,PC69
[with Cpt. Kirk &.]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Ticket: Photo of ticket.

Photo: Photo of setlist.


Hamburg 29-Nov-86

29-Nov-86
DE Hamburg,Knopf's Music Hall
[with Cpt. Kirk &.]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Ticket: Scan courtesy of Matti A.


30-Nov-86
DE Berlin,Metropol
[with Cpt. Kirk &.]


Groningen 03-Dec-86

03-Dec-86
NL Groningen,Vera

Setlist: Sex Beat/..and more...

Poster: Photo of poster.

Review: Scan of review, taken from Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 04-Dec-86.

Note: Above track available on the V/A "Vera Groningen - Beauty In The Underworld" album (Vera Records/Semaphore 1990). 300 people attended, selling out the club.


Groningen 04-Dec-86

04-Dec-86
NL Groningen,Vera

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat/ Death Party.

Photo: Screen capture taken from DVD.

Listing: Scan of listing from Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 04-Dec-86.

Note: "Ghost On The Highway" available on the DVD that came with the "Rockin On Paper- the Vera club: a history in posters" book. 300 people attended, selling out the club.


Eindhoven 05-Dec-86

05-Dec-86
NL Eindhoven,Effenaar
[with Fred Shepard's Reward]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Poster: Photo of poster.

Setlist: Photo of setlist.

Listing: Scan of listing from Algemeen Dagblad 04-Dec-86.


Deventer 06-Dec-86

06-Dec-86
NL Deventer,Burgerweeshuis
[with Rix Rox]

Listing: Scan of listing from Algemeen Dagblad 04-Dec-86.


Sittard 07-Dec-86

07-Dec-86
NL Sittard,Donkiesjot
[with Revells]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Article: Scan of article from Limburgsch Dagblad 05-Dec-86.






1987
The year in which the "Mother Juno" album is recorded and released (by their new label Red Rhino).

1987
JP Jeff, Romi and Kayoko take a long trip to Tokyo, Japan. It's Jeff's second trip to Japan. After the holiday Jeff returns to his flat in Shepherd's Bush, London. Romi remains for an eye operation.


1987
UK London,demo sessions for the "Mother Juno" album. Engineered by Tony Cohen [Bad Seeds].


For the April/May live tour, Romi is briefly replaced by Barry Adamson [ex-Bad Seeds], due to her eye operation in Japan.


Line-up #5A (London: April 1987 - May 1987):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals)/ Kid Congo Powers (guitar)/ Barry Adamson (bass) and Nick Sanderson (drums).

2x-Apr-87
DE -,-

2x-Apr-87
ES Madrid,-


Netherlands 27-Apr-87

27-Apr-87
NL Nijmegen,Doornroosje
[with The Hippies]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ My Cousin Kim/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Lupita Screams/ Hearts/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ The Breaking Hands/ Sex Beat/ Eternally Is Here.

Poster: Scan of poster, sourced from Regionaal Archief Nijmegen.


28-Apr-87
NL VPRO,FM Radio,session

Setlist: I'm Lonesome/ interview with Kid Congo Powers/ My Man's Gone Now.


Utrecht 30-Apr-87

28-Apr-87
NL Utrecht,Tivoli

Review 1: Scan taken from Het Parool newspaper, 29-Apr-87.

Review 2: Scan of review from De Volkskrant newspaper, 01-May-87. "Embarrassing concert. [...] In short, Pierce was completely drunk. [...] With a cloudy look, he wandered across the stage like a blind horse, seeking support from anything that could give him something to hold on to, or crawling around the stage on his stomach, swearing at everything he didn't like. Aside from his shrill rebel yell, singing didn't get much done, let alone playing guitar."


Netherlands Apr-87

29-Apr-87
NL Den Haag,Paard van Troje

Tour Schedule: Scan of schedule and 'rider' courtesy of Matti.


Sneek 30-Apr-87

30-Apr-87
NL Sneek,Bolwerk
[with Mad Cowboy Experience]

Review: Taken from Leeuwarder Courant 01-May-87. "In addition, there were several irritations due to detuned guitars and malfunctions in the equipment. All this stirred up the guys in such a way that this was not the best, but certainly the most exciting concert I ever saw from The Gun Club. In addition, they played well, especially by drummer Nick Sanderson and temporary worker Barry Adamson, who plays his bass much, much better than Pierce's Japanese girlfriend Romi [...] And Pierce writhed regularly on the stage floor, howling like a lone coyote. That is why this was a successful concert, but the previously mentioned objections raise questions about the further future of the band. In that respect, it's writing on the wall that The Gun Club still hasn't made a record almost a year after their reunion. There is therefore every reason to believe that the group has had its day." Three months later the Gun Club would start the recording sessions for their masterpiece "Mother Juno" album.


Amsterdam 01-May-87

01-May-87
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Ivy Green]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ My Cousin Kim/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Bill Bailey/ Stranger In Our Town/ Lupita Screams/ Hearts/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ The Breaking Hands/ Sex Beat/ Like Calling Up Thunder(+).

Photo: Credit George Bekker @ seizoensgebonden.blogspot.nl . Used with kind permission.

Ad: Scan of advert, from Het Parool newspaper, 29-Apr-87.

Note: Above tracks, except "Like Calling Up Thunder" available on the "Live" bootleg CD (Oblivion). All tracks broadcast by Dutch VPRO FM radio, except (+).


Kessel-Lo 02-May-87

02-May-87
BE Kessel-Lo,Heiberg park,Mei-festival
[with Ed Kuepper, The Lyres]

Pass: Scan of security pass.


London 03-May-87

03-May-87
UK London,Astoria
[with The Surf Drums and The Highliners]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ Bad Indian/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Lupita Screams/ Hearts/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ The Breaking Hands/ Bill Bailey/ Sex Beat.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Ad: Taken from a UK mag, courtesy of Matti A.

Note : At the end of the tour Barry Adamson joins the Iggy Pop live band for their UK/European tour of June/July 1987.


Los Angeles 07-May-87

07-May-87
US CA,Los Angeles-Hollywood,Whiskey A Go Go
(a Firehose concert)

Poster: Scan of poster.

Note: A Firehose concert attended by Jeffrey Lee Pierce, who's staying at his mom's place down the street. After the show Mark Lanegan [Screaming Trees] meets Jeffrey for the first time. Jeff tells Mark to give him a call whenever he's in London, which Mark would do in August 1987.


Line-up #5B (London: Jul 1987 - December 1990):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Kid Congo Powers (guitar)/ Romi Mori (bass) and Nick Sanderson (drums).

Giulianova 07-Jul-87

07-Jul-87
IT Giulianova,Parco Lungomare Zara
Rock Roads-Festival Internationale di musica e cultura rock
[with The Go-Betweens]

Poster: Photo of poster, courtesy of Paolo Bedini (1983-1993 Italian promoter at Az Music for many bands including Nick Cave, Suicide, Gun Club, Einstürzende Neubauten,..)

Contract: Scan of contract, courtesy of Paolo Bedini.

Ticket: Photo of ticket.

Note 1: Five day festival. 08-Jul-87: Weather Prophets and Celibate Rifles; 09-Jul-87: The Housemartins, The Smithereens; 10-Jul-87: Dream Syndicate, The Fuzztones; 11-Jul-87: The Fleshtones, Elliot Murphy, Phranc.

Note 2: "In Giulianova we played beside the beach. Then it rained. One of the other bands, The Weather Prophets, pushed some rowboats out to sea around midnight. One of them floated out with the tide. Nick [Sanderson] and I swam half a mile to tow them in. Nick held the boat's rope by his teeth. The Weather Prophets guy was passed out drunk. He did not realize he was heading for Albania." Jeffrey from his "Go Tell The Mountain" book (2.13.61/Creeping Ritual).


Hansa Ton Studios

July 1987
DE Berlin,Hansa Tonstudio,Köthener Strasse 38,(6-day) recording sessions for the "Mother Juno" album and the "Breaking Hands" 12". Engineered by Lincoln Fong [Dif Juz/Lords of the New Church], assisted by André Giere [Wire]. Tracks recorded (in this running order): Port Of Souls/ Araby/ Lupita Screams/ Funky Junkie (aka Yellow Eyes)/ Hearts/ Bill Bailey/ Sleepy Time Blues (aka Nobody's City)/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ (The) Breaking Hands/ Crab Dance/ Country One (instrumental). Blixa Bargeld [Neubauten/Bad Seeds] plays guitar on "Yellow Eyes".

Photo: Taken on 05-Jun-87, credit Petershagen.

Note 1: Just prior (May/June-87) Kid recorded with Die Haut at the same place: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Kid Congo Powers and Anita Lane record "Headless Body In A Topless Bar" album with Die Haut. Engineered by Tony Cohen. Mixed by Flood. The second week of September 1987, the Bad Seeds would be recording part of the "Tender Prey" album at Hansa. The Bad Seeds also recorded "The Firstborn Is Dead" ('84), "Kicking Against The Pricks" ('86) and "Your Funeral..My Trial" ('86) at Hansa.

Note 2: An unmixed version of the album (with the tracks in the order of they were recorded) was released on disc 2 of Flow Records' 2006 CD reissue of "Mother Juno". In 2015 Bang Records (ES) issued the same album on vinyl ("Mother Berlin"). The final track, "Country One", is an instrumental that was not included in the final mix.


Summer 1987
UK London-Acton,The Town House (Robin Guthrie's [The Cocteau Twins] home studio),mixing sessions for the "Mother Juno" album and the "Breaking Hands" 12".


August 1987. London-Shepherd's Bush. Jeff is visited several times by Mark Lanegan, who's having a few gigs (6/7-Aug-1987) in London with his band The Screaming Trees. "On one of my first visits to Jeffrey's flat in Shepherd's Bush, I asked him about lyrics in a song [of his] I was able to discern. 'Ah, shit!' he said. 'That's from an old folk song I heard when I was a kid. I always use lines from other songs in mine; no one ever notices and it helps me to have a starting place.' And with that began a master class in songwriting from my favorite musician of all time."
From "Sing Backwards and Weep", a memoir by Mark Lanegan.


August/September/November 1987
Berlin and London. Kid Congo is recording with the Bad Seeds for Nick Cave's "Tender Prey" album and doing a handful of live dates in Europe.


Lisboa 10-Oct-87

10-Oct-87
PT Lisboa,Cinema Império
[with Mão Morta and Agora Colora]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Photo: Photo credit Rui Vasco.

Ad: Photo of advert.


xx-Oct-87
PT Lisboa,TV,kids program

Setlist: Cool Drink Of Water/ Thunderhead.

Note: They play in front of a studio audience for a children's program, backed by dancers dressed as Mickey, Donald and Goofy.


16-Oct-87
DE Release of "Mother Juno" album (What's So Funny About).


UK tour 17-Oct-87

17-Oct-87
UK Sheffield,Leadmill

Setlist: Walking With The Beast/ Bad Indian/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Fire Of Love/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ She's Like Heroin To Me.

Ad: Taken from a UK mag, courtesy of Matti A. First date of the 7 date UK tour.

Note: Broadcast by UK radio.


Bristol 18-Oct-87

18-Oct-87
UK Bristol,Bierkeller
[with Head Of David]

Photo: Credit © James Finch. Used with kind permission.

Ad: Taken from NME 17-Oct-87.


Leeds 19-Oct-87

19-Oct-87
UK Leeds,Warehouse
[with Head Of David]

Setlist: Walking With The Beast/ Bad Indian/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Moonlight Motel/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Crab Dance.

Setlist/ticket: Photo of original setlist and ticket, courtesy of Andy P.

Note: Head Of David didn't turn up. Jeffrey wasn't having a good evening and wasn't very coherent throughout the show.


19-Oct-87
UK/US Release of "Mother Juno" album (Red Rhino/Fundamental).


UK October 1987

21-Oct-87
UK Newcastle,Riverside Club

Setlist: Walking With The Beast/ Bad Indian/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Moonlight Motel.

Poster: Photo of UK tour poster courtesy of Matti A.


Glasgow 22-Oct-87

22-Oct-87
UK Glasgow,Furry Murry's
[with The Vaynes]

Photo: Credit David W Andrews, used with kind permission.


Manchester 23-Oct-87

23-Oct-87
UK Manchester,The International

Setlist: Walking With The Beast/ Bad Indian/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Moonlight Motel.

Handbill: Scan of handbill.

Ad: Scan of advert, taken from NME 03-Oct-87.


London 25-Oct-87

25-Oct-87
UK London-Kentish Town,Town & Country Club
[with Pop Will Eat Itself & The Bambi Slam & These Immortal Souls]

Setlist: Walking With The Beast/ Bad Indian(*)/ My Cousin Kim(*)/ Thunderhead(*)/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupeta Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Moonlight Motel/ Fire Spirit(*)/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds](*)/ Bill Bailey(*)/ Ghost On The Highway(*)/ Sleeping In Blood City(*)/ Crab Dance(*)/ She's Like Heroin To Me(*)/ Goodbye Johnny(*)/ Sex Beat(*).

Photo: Credit Anne Coffey. Scan taken from NME 31-Oct-87. Scan of ticket.

Ad: Taken from NME 17-Oct-87.

Note: (*) tracks released on the "Horse Power" bootleg LP.


Oslo 29-Oct-87

29-Oct-87
NO Oslo,Sardine's

Listing: Scan of listing, taken from Arbeiderbladet/Nye Takter #244, 1987.

Review: Scan of review, taken from Arbeiderbladet/Nye Takter #245, 1987. "Gun Club kept a terrific pace throughout the set. [...] Gun Club delivered a convincing concert, and have done the only thing right when they now after three years of hibernation have decided to wake up again."

Photo: Photo credit Paal Audestad.


Stockholm 30-Oct-87

30-Oct-87
SE Stockholm,Ritz

Setlist: Walking With The Beast/ Bad Indian/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Moonlight Motel.

Photo: Credit Carl Abrahamsson, as published in his photobook "Fanzinera – Photographs 1985-1988".

Listing: Scan of listing, taken from Puls musicmagazine #9, 1987.


København 31-Oct-87

31-Oct-87
DK København,Carlton
[with The Chills]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of Peter G.F.


Bremen 04-Nov-87

04-Nov-87
DE Bremen,Modernes
[with Dinosaur]

Setlist: Bad Indian/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Walking With The Beast/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Moonlight Motel.

Poster: Photo of generic "Port Of Souls" tour poster courtesy of Matti A.


Braunschweig 05-Nov-87

05-Nov-87
DE Braunschweig,Freizeit- und Bildungs Zentrum (FBZ) Bürgerpark
[with Dinosaur]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Moonlight Motel/ Crab Dance/ Port Of Souls.

Review: Scan from MusikExpress/Sounds, 1/1988. Courtesy of Alexi B.


Germany Nov-87

06-Nov-87
DE Bielefeld,PC69
[with Dinosaur]

Ad: Scan of ad.


Hamburg 07-Nov-87

07-Nov-87
DE Hamburg,Markthalle
[with Dinosaur]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


Germany Nov-87

08-Nov-87
DE Berlin,Loft
[with Dinosaur]

Poster: Photo of German tour poster, courtesy of Matti A.


11-Nov-87
DE Stuttgart,Longhorn
[with Dinosaur]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Moonlight Motel/ Crab Dance/ Port Of Souls.


12-Nov-87
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp
[with Dinosaur]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Moonlight Motel/ Crab Dance/ Death Party.


Bochum 13-Nov-87

13-Nov-87
DE Bochum,Zeche
[with Dinosaur]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ and moste likely: Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Death Party.

Ticket: Scan of ticket, courtesy of Christoph K.


Morlaix 26-Nov-87

26-Nov-87
FR Morlaix,Coatelan Club

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti.

Ad: Scan of advert courtesy of Dominique.


Rennes 27-Nov-87

27-Nov-87
FR Rennes,Salle UBU

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat/ Death Party.

Photo: Credit Caplat Olivier.


Paris 28-Nov-87

28-Nov-87
FR Paris,La Locomotive

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat/ Death Party.

Photo: Photo credit Patrick M.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Note: Due to this show Kid Congo misses the Bad Seeds show on the same night at the Ritz,Novellara (IT). He is present at the Bad Seed's next show @ the Big Club in Torino (IT) the following day.


04-Dec-87
ES Barcelona,Zeleste


Vitoria-Gasteiz 05-Dec-87

05-Dec-87
ES Vitoria-Gasteiz,Sala The End

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of Alvaro Rey.

Photo: Credit Kike Dientes Largos, taken from the innersleeves of the " Pastoral Hide & Seek" LP (Bang! Records 2012).


München 08-Dec-87

08-Dec-87
DE München,Alabamahalle

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat/ Crab Dance/ Death Party.

Photo: Credit Jørg Seewald. Scan courtesy of Matti, taken from "59 to 1" mag, issue # 19.


Zürich 10-Dec-87

10-Dec-87
CH Zürich,Kaufleutensaal
[with Extrem Normal]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Review: Taken from MSE 2/88.

Listing: Scan of listing, taken from Neue Zürcher Nachrichten 04-Dec-87.


Linz 12-Dec-87

12-Dec-87
AT Linz,Posthof
[with The Passengers]

Poster: Photo of poster, courtesy of Jay Kern.


Europe Nov-87

13-Dec-87
AT Dornbirn,Spielboden

Ad: Scan of ad, taken from Spex Nov-87.


14-Dec-87
AT Wien,Metropol

Setlist: She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Moonlight Motel/ Death Party/ Sex Beat/..and more...

Note: Above tracks broadcast by German BR2 FM radio, during the "Zündfunk Live" program and also on Austrian ORF FM radio, Ö3-MusicBox progam.


15-Dec-87
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Death Party.


Vaals 16-Dec-87

16-Dec-87
NL Vaals,Jeugdcentrum Spuugh

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Listing: Scan of listing from Trouw 10-Dec-87.


Arnhem 17-Dec-87

17-Dec-87
NL Arnhem,Luxor

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Listing: Scan of listing from NRC Handelsblad 17-Dec-87.


Tilburg 18-Dec-87

18-Dec-87
NL Tilburg,Noorderligt
[with Fred Shepard's Reward]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Port Of Souls/ Sex Beat.

Photo: Credit Ad de Wit.

Flyer: Scan of flyer.

Listing: Scan of listing from Algemeen Dagblad 17-Dec-87.


Amsterdam 19-Dec-87

19-Dec-87
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Paradogs]

Poster: Photo of poster, designed by Max Kisman.

Photo: Screen capture from TV broadcast.

Ad: Scan of advert from Het Parool 16-Dec-87.

Note: Excerpt broadcast during the "Jeffrey's Blues" documentary, VPRO TV "Onrust" 03-Dec-89.


London 21-Dec-87

21-Dec-87
UK London-Harlesden,Mean Fiddler
[with The Hook'n'Pull Gang]

Ticket: Photo of ticket, courtesy of J.Mango-Bingo.

Flyer: Scan of flyer.

Ad: Ad from NME 19/26-Dec-87.






1988
The year in which they do a 2-week North American tour, a Summer tour in Europe and their label Red Rhino closes down.

Los Angeles January/March 1988

January/March 1988
US CA,Los Angeles

Article: Scan from LA Weekly's LA Dee Da column 08-Jan-88.

Note: Kid and Jeffrey temporarily move back to Los Angeles. Jeff lives at his mother's West Hollywood apartment and takes a medical check-up. He is diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, hypertrombosis and malnutrition due to repeated bouts of hepatitis and alcoholism. He's about to turn 30 (June 27th). The doctor prescribes him valium. Jeff started attended AA meetings and would feel sick most thoughout the US tour (in March) and didn't socialize much.


Los Angeles 22-Jan-88

22-Jan-88
US CA,Los Angeles,KXLU 88.9 FM
Stray Pop program

Note: Stella interviews with Jeffrey Lee Pierce and Kid Congo Powers.

The next day Jeffrey attends his former band mate Rob Ritter's show with 45 Grave @ The Scream.


February/March 1988
AU Kid Congo is touring Australia with The Bad Seeds, until 02-Mar-88.


19-Mar-88
GR Athina,Kyttaro Club

Note: Warm-up shows for the upcoming North-American tour.


20-Mar-88
GR Athina,Rodon Club

Setlist: She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Port Of Souls/ Sex Beat.

Note: Warm-up shows for the upcoming North-American tour.


Neptune Township 23-Mar-88

23-Mar-88
US NJ,Neptune Township,Green Parrot

Setlist: She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Sex Beat/ Moonlight Motel.

Listing: Scan of listing from Asbury Park Press 17-Mar-88.

Note: Start of the 14 date 'reunion tour' managed by Benny Brongers [later Suede's manager]. Some dates are opened by Henry Rollins and Pussy Galore.


Boston 24-Mar-88

24-Mar-88
US MA,Boston,The Axis

Review: Scan of review, taken from the Boston Globe 26-Mar-88.


Trenton 26-Mar-88

26-Mar-88
US NJ,Trenton,City Gardens
[with Amor Fati and The Cucumbers]

Photo: Photo credit Ken Salerno.

Flyer: Photo of flyer.

Listing: Scan of listing from The Central New Jersey Home News 25-Mar-88.


28-Mar-88
US DC,Washington,9:30 Club

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Crab Dance/ My Dreams/ Sex Beat/ Death Party.


New York City 29-Mar-88

29-Mar-88
US NY,New York City,Drums
[with Die Monster Die]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Port Of Souls/ Sex Beat.

Listing: Scan of listing from The Central New Jersey Home News 25-Mar-88.


Syracuse 30-Mar-88

30-Mar-88
US NY,Syracuse,Syracuse University

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Goodbye Johnny.

Setlist: Photo of setlist courtesy of likeanelvisfromhell (Instagram).


Toronto 31-Mar-88

31-Mar-88
CA ON,Toronto,R.P.M. Club
[with Groovy Religion and The Lawn]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Goodbye Johnny/ Crab Dance/ Sex Beat.

Photo: Credit © Derek von Essen. Used with kind permission.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Video: Private video made available by ScottishTeeVee.


Detroit 01-Apr-88

01-Apr-88
US MI,Detroit,Todd's
[with Viv Akauldren]

Flyer: Photo of flyer.

Listing: Scan of listing from Detroit Free Press 01-Apr-88.


Chicago 02-Apr-88

02-Apr-88
US IL,Chicago,Cabaret Metro

Photo: Credit Stacia Timonere. Sourced from Gettyimages/Hulton music archives.

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of James L.


xx-Apr-88
US -,-


Los Angeles 06-Apr-88

06-Apr-88
US CA,Los Angeles,Wiltern Theater
2nd Annual LA Weekly Rock Music Awards Show
[with Dave Alvin, John Doe, Thelonious Monster, Red Kross,…]

Ad: Scan of ad from LA Weekly 01-Apr-88.

Note: The Gun Club is present, perhaps awarded, but not performing.


San Diego 07-Apr-88

07-Apr-88
US CA,San Diego,Bacchanal/The Palisades Theater
[with The Tremors]

Listing 1: Scan of listing from the Times-Advocate 07-Apr-88.

Listing 2: Scan of listing from the Times-Advocate 07-Apr-88.


Los Angeles 08-Apr-88
Los Angeles 08-Apr-88

08-Apr-88
US CA,Los Angeles,Variety Arts Center
[with The Hangmen and Cassius Elvis]

Setlist: Strange Fruit [Lewis Allan/Billie Holiday]/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City / Goodbye Johnny /Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Photo: Screen capture taken from TV broadcast, filmed by Louis Elovitz and broadcast by a L.A. public-access cable TV channel.

Flyer 1: Photo of flyer.

Flyer 2 and 3: Photo of alternative flyer. Photo of another alternative flyer.

Ticket: Scan taken from "Punk Is Dead: Punk Is Everything!", a book by Bryan R. Turcotte and Douglas Woods.

Ad: Scan of advert from The Los Angeles Times 03-Apr-88.

Setlist: Photo of setlist.

Note: "First live LA show in years. Jeffrey Lee Pierce returns home with a wonderful new LP "Mother Juno", a wife and reunited with Kid Congo Powers. Don't miss the homecoming!" from flyer.
"Cassius Elvis" was a one-off noise/dance outfit featuring Kid Congo who opened the night with waves of distorted drum loops and savage slide guitar.


Huntington Beach 09-Apr-88

09-Apr-88
US CA,Huntington Beach,Night Moves
[with Skulls and Scarecrows]

Ad: Scan of ad from The Los Angeles Times 03-Apr-88.

Review: Scan of review taken from, The Los Angeles Times 11-Apr-88.


xx-Apr-88
US CA,Santa Cruz,-


11-Apr-88
US CA,San Francisco,record store - appearance
(afternoon)


San Francisco 11-Apr-88

11-Apr-88
US CA,San Francisco,I Beam
[with Frontier Wives]

Flyer: Photo of flyer.

Ad: Scan of advert, taken from San Francisco Examiner 10-Apr-88.

Photo 1: Photo credit Craig Dalrymple.

Photo 2: Screen capture from Video.

Note: Earlier in the day they do a record store appearance.


April 1988. Jeffrey Lee, his mother and Romi take some holidays on Maui, Hawai.


07-May-88
UK/US Release of "Breaking Hands" 7"/12" single (Red Rhino/Fundamental).


July 1988. Kid tours Europe with the Bad Seeds.


July/August 1988. Jeff moves back to London @ 34 Elsham Road, Kensington.


Wateringen 20-Aug-88

20-Aug-88
NL Wateringen,Hofpark-Waterpop Festival
[with Candy Dulfer, The Jack Of Hearts, Fatal Flowers, Screaming Blue Messiahs, The Triffids]

Setlist: Eternally Is Here/ Brother And Sister/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Straits Of Love And Hate/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Bill Bailey/ Black Train/ Texas Serenade/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ She's Like Heroin To Me.

Photo: Credit Frans Schellekens. Sourced from Gettyimages/Redferns music archives.

Review: Review from Het Vrije Volk 22-Aug-88.

Note: Free entrance festival. First engagement of the day. The band also performs at a Belgian festival the same day. Kim Snelten [The Jack Of Hearts] would in January 1992 join the "Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee' album recording sessions.


Nieuwerkerken 20-Aug-88

20-Aug-88
BE Nieuwerkerken,Neurorock Open Air Festival
[with Fatal Flowers, Boegies, The Spanks, The Crewmen, Tröckener Kecks, The Godfathers]

Setlist: Eternally Is Here/ Brother And Sister/ Thunderhead/ My Cousin Kim/ Straits Of Love And Hate/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bill Bailey/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Texas Serenade/ Sex Beat/ Crab Dance.

Photo: Scan of photo, taken from Belgian newspaper.

Note: 2nd concert on the same day. Gun Club were next to last on the bill.


Groningen 21-Aug-88

21-Aug-88
NL Groningen,Stadspark
Zomermanifestatie - Sterren In Het Park festival
[with The Triffids, and more..]

Ad: Ad from the Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 19-Aug-88.

Photo: Screen capture from video, available @ the Filmbank Groningen.

Review: Review from Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 22-Aug-88.

Note: Free entrance festival at the city park, attended by 5,000 despite the pouring rain. Afternoon show for the Gun Club, who also performed at the Paradiso the same day.


Amsterdam 21-Aug-88

21-Aug-88
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Riff]

Poster: Scan of poster courtesy of Ger Potze .

Photo: Scan of photo.

Note: Evening show.


xx-Aug-88
AT Wien,festival


Athina 05-Sep-88

05-Sep-88
GR Athina,Pedion tou Areos park,Rock Festival '88
[with Jesus and Mary Chain]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Three day festival (4-6-ep-88). Cancelled due to major riots on the first day of the festival. I.e. 'anarchists' burned down the stage.


22-Sep-88
UK Somerset. Nick Cave leaves the Broadway Lodge Clinic (where he and Anita Lane -partially- had stayed in rehab for 7 weeks) on his birthday and is welcomed by Jessamy Calkin and Kid Congo Powers, who by that time had left Berlin (on his heroin habits) too.


September/October 1988. Kid Congo Powers tours Europe with the Bad Seeds.


Zaandam 18-Nov-88

18-Nov-88
NL Zaandam,Drieluik

Listing: Scan of listing from De Volkskrant 18-Nov-88.


Rotterdam 19-Nov-88

19-Nov-88
NL Rotterdam,Nighttown
[with Moral Virtue]

Setlist: (Partial) Pastoral Hide And Seek/ Brother And Sister/ Moonlight Motel/.. and more..

Listing: Scan of listing from De Volkskrant 18-Dec-88.


Deventer 20-Nov-88

20-Nov-88
NL Deventer,Burgerweeshuis
[with New Annoyance]

Poster: Photo of poster.


Den Haag 21-Nov-88

21-Nov-88
NL Den Haag,Paard Van Troje

Setlist: Pastoral Hide And Seek/ Brother And Sister/ Moonlight Motel/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ The Straits Of Love & Hate/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds] [Jody Reynolds]/ Bill Bailey/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ ?/ Sleeping In Blood City.

Listing: Scan of listing from Algemeen Dagblad 17-Dec-88.


Den Bosch 22-Nov-88

22-Nov-88
NL Den Bosch,Willem II

Listing: Scan of listing from Algemeen Dagblad 17-Dec-88.


November 1988. "Getting disentangled from the sticky mess our U.K. label Red Rhino left behind when they folded, I got inot my head that I could relocate back to America and negotiate with labels over there. We just ended up going nowhere. We had a demo agreement with Island [records]. It lasted eight months. We were forbidden to play [live in] London and other major UK cities until we were out there promoting 'their' product. We made a series of demos and some showcase gigs, but it was leading nowhere." Jeffrey from his "Go Tell The Mountain" book (2.13.61/Creeping Ritual).


Manchester xx-Nov-88

2x-Nov-88
UK Manchester,Polytechnic

Setlist: (partial) Like Calling Up Thunder/ Jack On Fire/ Yellow Eyes/ Sleeping In Blood City.

Review: Taken from NME mag 03-Dec-88, courtesy of Matti A.






1989
The year in which they do 2 US tours, a 7 day tour of California in July and a 7 date tour of the US East coast in September.

February/March 1989. Kid Congo Powers tours North America with the Bad Seeds.


Düsseldorf 27-Mar-89

27-Mar-89
DE Düsseldorf,Philipshalle,Noise Now! festival
[with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Sonic Youth, etc..]

Setlist: Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Thunderhead/ My Cousin Kim/ Pastoral Hide And Seek/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Bill Bailey/ Sex Beat.

Ticket: Xerox of ticket.

Note: Kid plays 2 shows that night (his birthday). First with The Gun Club, then with The Bad Seeds. Broadcast by German WDR 1 FM radio, during the "Graffiti" program, with additional interviews.


April 1989. London-Clapham Junction. Kid Congo Powers moves in with Nick Cave and Anita Lane. During this period Nick Cave writes most of the material for "The Good Son" album.


April-July 1989. Kid Congo Powers tours Europe, Brazil and Japan with the Bad Seeds.


San Jose 16-Jul-89

16-Jul-89
US CA,San Jose,Cactus Club
[with Elvis Hitler]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Start of a disasterous tour.


San Francisco 17-Jul-89

17-Jul-89
US CA,San Francisco,Reckless Records
in-store appearance @1:00PM

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


San Francisco 17-Jul-89

17-Jul-89
US CA,San Francisco,I-Beam
[with Mach Turtle]

Setlist: Bill Bailey/ Pastoral Hide and Seek/ The Other Side (early version of "The Great Divide")/ Flowing/ My Cousin Kim/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ A Record Of My Youth (early version of "Another Country's Young")/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Port Of Souls/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Crab Dance.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Ad: Scan of advert, taken from SF Examiner 16-Jul-89.

Note: "Pastoral Hide and Seek" and "Flowing" available on the "The Life And Times Of Jeffrey Lee Pierce" 4CD Box Set (Retro Deluxe 2008).


Sacramento 18-Jul-89

18-Jul-89
US CA,Sacramento,Cattle Club
[with Earwigs]

Flyer: Scan of flyer.

Listing: Scan of listing from The Sacramento Bee 16-Jul-89.


19-Jul-89
US CA,Santa Barbara,Carnival


San Diego 20-Jul-89

20-Jul-89
US CA,San Diego,Spirit Club
[with Goo Goo Dolls, Worm Drive, M-80]

Flyer: Photo of flyer credit of Steven Rascoe.

Listing: Scan of listing from The Los Angeles Times 14-Jul-89.


Long Beach 21-Jul-89

21-Jul-89
US CA,Long Beach,Bogart's
[with Lunch Box and Goo Goo Dolls]

Setlist: Bill Bailey/ Pastoral Hide and Seek/ The Other Side (early version of "The Great Divide")/ Flowing/ My Cousin Kim/ Moonlight Motel/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ A Record Of My Youth (early version of "Another Country's Young")/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Crab Dance/ Port Of Souls.

Ad: Scan of advert from the Los Angeles Times 16-Jul-89.

Review: Scan of (unfavorable) review taken from the Los Angeles Times, 24-Jul-89. Scan of (favorable) review from LA Weekly 03-Aug-89.


Hollywood 23-Jul-89

23-Jul-89
US CA,Hollywood,Club Lingerie

Setlist: Pastoral Hide and Seek/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ The Other Side (early version of "The Great Divide")/ Flowing/ My Cousin Kim/ A Record Of My Youth (early version of "Another Country's Young")/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Moonlight Motel/ Bill Bailey/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Port Of Souls/ Sex Beat/ Brother And Sister/ Sleeping In Blood City.

Listing: Scan of listing from LA Weekly 21-Jul-89.

Note: Roughly 100 people attend, Henry Rollins is at the front.


Naugatuck 16-Sep-89

16-Sep-89
US CT,Naugatuck,Nightshift Café
[with Camerface and Smile]

Setlist: Pastoral Hide And Seek/ Brother And Sister/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Moonlight Motel/ The Other Side (early version of "The Great Divide")/ Flowing/ A Record Of My Youth (early version of "Another Country's Young")/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Fire Spirit/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Port of Souls/ Sex Beat.

Listing: Scan of listing from Hartford Courant 14-Sep-89.


17-Sep-89
US NJ,Hoboken,Live Tonight

Setlist: Pastoral Hide And Seek/ Moonlight Motel/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Calling Up Thunder/ The Other Side (early version of "The Great Divide")/ Flowing/ A Record Of My Youth (early version of "Another Country's Young")/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Fire Spirit/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Port of Souls/ Eternally Is Here/ Goodbye Johnny.


New York City 19-Sep-89

19-Sep-89
US NY,New York City,Cat Club

Listing: Scan of listing from the Daily News 17-Sep-89.


20-Sep-89
US MA,Boston,The Axis


21-Sep-89
US DC,Washington,9:30 Club

Setlist: Pastoral Hide And Seek/ Moonlight Motel/ My Cousin Kim/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Flowing/ A Record Of My Youth (early version of "Another Country's Young")/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Bill Bailey/ Sex Beat.


New London 22-Sep-89

22-Sep-89
US CT,New London,L&G Club/El 'n' Gee Club
[with Lean To's and Junk Box]

Listing: Scan of listing from Hartford Courant 21-Sep-89.


New York City 23-Sep-89

23-Sep-89
US NY,New York City,CBGB's
[with The Lost, Of Cabbages and Kings, Slugfest]

Listing: Scan of listing from the Daily News 22-Sep-89.


September 1989. Kid Congo Powers returns to living in Los Angeles-Hollywood (at Ron Athey's place), while the rest of the band returns to London. Kid takes a job in telemarketing (selling time-share vacation homes in Florida) until the Bad Seeds call him back to record "The Good Son" album in Brazil in October 1989.


Long Beach 21-Jul-89

2x-Dec-89
DE Berlin,Hansa Tonstudio,Köthener Strasse 38,demoing 9 songs for the "Pastoral Hide & Seek" album. "Humanesque" and "Pastoral, Hide & Seek" are available as bonus tracks on the "Ahmed's Wild Dream" CD album (Cherry Red 2007).

These recordings are done without Kid who -after the US tour- went to Sao Paulo,Brazil to record in October "The Good Son" with The Bad Seeds. Thereafter Kid returned to the US only to arrive back in London by mid-January 1990.

Photo: Hansa circa 2012. Photo credit Jörg Zägel.






1990
The year in which the "Pastoral,Hide & Seek" album is recorded and released. Former band member Rob Ritter dies. At the end of the 2 months autumn/fall tour of Europe Nick Sanderson leaves the band.

Rennes 05-May-90

05-May-90
FR Rennes,Rock 'n' Solex festival
[with Satellites + Les Enfants Terribles]

Ad: Scan of ad courtesy of Dominique.

Ticket: Scan of ticket by Didier Belloc, courtesy of Marc Sastre.


ICP studios May-90

May 1990
BE Brussels,ICP Recording Studios (@ 37-45 avenue Emile de Beco), recording and mixing the "Pastoral,Hide & Seek" album and the "The Great Divide" single. Engineered by Michiel Dierickx. Songs recorded: Humanesque/ The Straits Of Love & Hate/ Emily's Changed/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ St. John's Divine/ The Great Divide/ Another Country's Young/ Flowing/ Temptation & I/ Eskimo Blue Day/ Pastoral, Hide & Seek and Crab Dance (2nd version).

Photo: Exterior circa 1987.

Note: ICP (Inter Chemicals and Plastics) is founded in 1966 to manufacture automated machines for packaging vinyl records and (still to this day) located at a former old bread factory (Dépôt du bon pain Bruxellois). The recording studios opened in 1980, becoming a residential studio in 1987. Installation of several solid state analog consoles between 1986 and 1991. Introduction of two digital multitrack recording machines in 1990.


May/June/July 1990. In May 1990 Kid Congo leaves the Bad Seeds. Romi is in Japan the 3rd week of June. Jeffrey travels to the Far East (Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia). Former bass player Rob Ritter dies of an accidental heroin overdose while tour managing friend Don Bolles' [The Germs] band Celebrity Skin.


Hollywood 12-Aug-90

12-Aug-90
US CA,Los Angeles-Hollywood,Roxy,Rob Ritter wake/memorial concert
Benefit for Cry Help
[with Congo Norvell, The Nymphs, Thelonious Monster, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Bags, 45 Grave]

Setlist: Run Through The Jungle/ Jack On Fire.

Flyer: Photo of flyer credit of Steven Rascoe. Scan of another flyer.

Advert: Scan of advert from LA Weekly 27-Jul-90.

Listing: Scan of listing from LA Weekly 10-Aug-90.

Review 1: Scan of review taken from the Los Angeles Times, 14-Aug-90.

Review 2: Scan of review taken from the LA Weekly's LA Dee Da column 17-Aug-90.

Note: Gun Club line-up for this show is Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Kid Congo Powers, with Thelonious Monster rhythm section. Thelonious Monster consists out of Bob Forrest,Kid Congo Powers,Jeffrey Lee Pierce,Dix Denney and Chris Handsome. Congo Norvell is Sally Norvell and Kid Congo Powers' new band, who do their second show.


Rotterdam 09-Sep-90

09-Sep-90
NL Rotterdam,Zuiderpark
Metropolis Festival
[with Primus, Mudhoney, Blue Aeroplanes, Luka Bloom,...]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ Bad Indian/ Crab Dance/ Thunderhead/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Another Country's Young/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Devil In The Woods/ Jack On Fire/ Eternally Is Here/ Sleeping In Blood City.

Photo: Screencaptures from private video.

Schedule: Scan of program schedule .

Note: Headlining at the former Poppark festival.


10-Sep-90
UK/FR/DE Release of "The Great Divide" single (Fire/New Rose/What's So Funny About).


01-Oct-90
UK/FR/DE/NL Release of "Pastoral,Hide & Seek" album (Fire/New Rose/What's So Funny About/Solid) .


Utrecht 03-Oct-90

03-Oct-90
NL Utrecht,Tivoli
[with Easy]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Devil In The Woods/ Jack On Fire/ Eternally Is Here/ Temptation And I.

Listing: Scan of listing from De Volkskrant 27-Sep-90.


Rotterdam 04-Oct-90

04-Oct-90
NL Rotterdam,Nighttown
[with Easy]

Photo: Credit © Cancia Leirissa . Used with kind permission.

Listing: Scan of listing from Algemeen Dagblad 28-Sep-90.


Sittard 05-Oct-90

05-Oct-90
NL Sittard,Fenix
[with Easy]

Review: Taken from Limburgsch dagblad 10-Oct-90.

Photo: Photo credit Dracili.


Zwolle 06-Oct-90

06-Oct-90
NL Zwolle,OJC Hedon
[with Easy]

Listing: Taken from Limburgsch dagblad 10-Oct-90.


Brighton 09-Oct-90

09-Oct-90
UK Brighton,Zap Club
[with Easy]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


Birmingham 10-Oct-90

10-Oct-90
UK Birmingham,Edward's No 8
[with Easy]

Ad: Taken from a UK mag Oct-90, courtesy of Matti A.


Manchester 11-Oct-90

11-Oct-90
UK Manchester,The Boardwalk
[with Easy]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Jack On Fire/ Temptation And I / Fire Spirit / Sleeping In Blood City.

Handbill: Scan of handbill.


Glasgow 12-Oct-90

12-Oct-90
UK Glasgow,College of Building & Printing
[with Easy]

Poster: Photo of poster, courtesy of David W Andrews.

Ticket: Photo of ticket, courtesy of David W Andrews.


London 14-Oct-90

London 14-Oct-90

14-Oct-90
UK London,Kentish Town,Town & Country Club
[with Dave Graney and These Immortal Souls and Easy]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Jack On Fire/ Eternally Is Here/ The Breaking Hands.

Note: "The Breaking Hands" is done as encore with guest Tony Chmelik (a.k.a. Cypress Grove) on 12 string acoustic guitar. Jeffrey and Tony had during the past summer been rehearsing and listening to pre-war blues songs in Tony's West Kensington's bedroom flat. These sessions would lay the foundation of Jeff's "Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee" album recorded during January 1992 in the Netherlands.

Ad: Taken from Melody Maker 13-Oct-90.

Ticket: Photo of ticket, courtesy of J.Mango-Bingo.

Setlist: Scan of setlist courtesy of Matti A.

Photo 1: Photo credit Suzie Colls.

Photo 2: Credit Peter Morris. Scan taken from NME Oct-90.


Oslo 19-Oct-90

19-Oct-90
NO Oslo,University-Blindern campus,Chateau Neuf-The Voice (basement)
[with Femi Gange]

Ad: Scan of ad, taken from Puls musicmagazine #9, 1990.

Review: Scan of review, taken from Puls musicmagazine #10, 1990.


Göteborg 20-Oct-90

20-Oct-90
SE Göteborg,Magasinet

Poster: Photo of poster.


Malmö 21-Oct-90

21-Oct-90
SE Malmö,Kulturbolaget

Poster: Photo of generic tour poster, courtesy of Matti.


Köbenhavn 22-Oct-90

22-Oct-90
DK Köbenhavn,Pumpehuset

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Jack On Fire/ Eternally Is Here/ Temptation And I/ Sleeping In Blood City.

Ticket: Photo of ticket.


Den Haag 24-Oct-90

24-Oct-90
NL Den Haag,Het Paard Van Troje
[with The Cursed Fortress]

Listing: Scan of listing from De Volkskrant 19-Oct-90.


Nijmegen 25-Oct-90

25-Oct-90
NL Nijmegen,Doornroosje

Poster: Photo of poster.


Eindhoven 26-Oct-90

26-Oct-90
NL Eindhoven,Effenaar
[with Indian Summer]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Jack On Fire/..and more...

Poster: Photo of poster.

Setlist: Xerox of setlist.

Listing: Scan of listing from Limburgsch dagblad 24-Oct-90.


Amsterdam 27-Oct-90

27-Oct-90
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Black Francis and/or De Artsen]

Photo: Credit George Bekker @ seizoensgebonden.blogspot.nl . Used with kind permission.

Listing: Scan of listing from Het Parool 24-Oct-90.


Groningen 28-Oct-90

28-Oct-90
NL Groningen,Vera

Review: Scan of review from Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 29-Oct-90.

Listing: Scan of listing from Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 25-Oct-90.


Braunschweig 31-Oct-90

31-Oct-90
DE Braunschweig,FBZ Bürgerpark
[with Flowerpornoes]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Jack On Fire/ Eternally Is Here/ Temptation And I/ Sleeping In Blood City.

Ad: Xerox of ad for German tour.

Poster: Tour poster courtesy of Matti.


Berlin 01-Nov-90

01-Nov-90
DE Berlin,Loft
[with Flowerpornoes]

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti.

Handbill: Original handbill.


Hamburg 02-Nov-90

02-Nov-90
DE Hamburg,Docks
[with Buxom Coxcomb]

Setlist: Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/..and more..

Photo: Screen capture taken from TV interview broadcast.

Ad: Ad from Zillo mag.

Ticket: Photo of ticket courtesy of Martin L.

Note: Some excerpts of the above tracks are broadcast by German TELE 5 TV on the "Offbeat" program, which also includes an interview with Jeffrey.


Köln 04-Nov-90

04-Nov-90
DE Köln,Alte Wartesaal
[with Easy]

Ad: Taken from Spex 10/90.


Frankfurt 05-Nov-90

05-Nov-90
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp
[with Easy]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Jack On Fire/ Eternally Is Here/ Temptation And I/ Sleeping In Blood City.

Ad: Taken from Spex 11/90.


München 06-Nov-90

06-Nov-90
DE München,Nachtwerk
[with Easy]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Jack On Fire/ Eternally Is Here/ Temptation And I/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance.

Photo: Screen capture taken from private video.

Ad: Ad from Zillo mag.

Video: Private video made available by ScottishTeeVee.

Note: "Eternally Is Here" released on the A side of "Live: Eternally is Here/Psycho" 7" single (2.13.61/In the Red, 2020).


08-Nov-90
FR Besançon,Salle Le Montjoye
[with Easy]


Fribourg 09-Nov-90

09-Nov-90
CH Fribourg,Fri-Son
[with Easy]

Listing: Scan of listing, taken from Freiburger Nachrichten 09-Nov-90.


Zürich 10-Nov-90

10-Nov-90
CH Zürich,Rote Fabrik
[with Easy]

Poster: Photo of poster, courtesy of Guillaume.

Ad: Advert from Spex 11/90.


Mezzago 11-Nov-90

11-Nov-90
IT Mezzago,Bloom
[with Easy]

Photo: Credit © Michele Peretti .


1x-Nov-90
IT Certaldo,Discoteca Y


Rimini 1x-Nov-90

1x-Nov-90
IT Rimini,Velvet Rock Club

Poster: Photo of poster.


Lyon 17-Nov-90

17-Nov-90
FR Lyon-Villeurbanne,Le Transbordeur
[with Animatorz]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing(+)/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young(+)/ Hearts(+)/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit(+)/ Jack On Fire/ Eternally Is Here/ Temptation And I(+)/ Sleeping In Blood City.

Ticket: Scan of ticket by Didier Belloc, courtesy of Marc Sastre.

Backstage pass: Scan of backstage pass.

Note: Recorded for local French Zap FM radio. Not necessarily broadcast. (+)available on the "The Life And Times Of Jeffrey Lee Pierce" 4CD Box Set (Retro Deluxe 2008).


France xx-Nov-90

19-Nov-90
FR Clermont-Ferrand,La Maison du Peuple

21-Nov-90
FR Toulouse,Le Bikini
[with Les Evades d'Alcatraz]

Poster: Photo of generic French tour poster, courtesy of Guillaume.


Bordeaux 22-Nov-90

22-Nov-90
FR Bordeaux,Krakatoa
[with Straw Dogs]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


Fontenay-le-Comte 23-Nov-90

23-Nov-90
FR Fontenay-le-Comte,Salle des Fêtes
[with The Cry Babies]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Jack On Fire.

Photo: Credit Didier Regnier, courtesy of Laurent Ouvrard.

Ticket: Photo of ticket courtesy of François-Charles.


Rennes 24-Nov-90

24-Nov-90
FR Rennes,Salle UBU
[with The Gunners]

25-Nov-90
FR Rennes,Salle UBU
[with The Skydogs]

Photo: Credit Caplat Olivier.

Ad: Scan of advert courtesy of Dominique.


Lille 27-Nov-90

27-Nov-90
FR Lille,Aéronef
[with Easy]

Photo: Photo credit Hervé Leteneur.


Reims 28-Nov-90

28-Nov-90
FR Reims,L'Usine
[with Easy]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


Paris 29-Nov-90

29-Nov-90
FR Paris,Elysée Montmartre
[with Easy]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Jack On Fire/ Temptation And I/ Goodbye Johnny/ Sleeping In Blood City.

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of Pierre Mugnier.

Note: Complete concert released on the "Larger Than Live" CD (Last Call 2008). All tracks, except 5 ("Thunderhead", "Another Country's Young", "Give Up The Sun", "I Hear Your Heart Singing" and "Goodbye Johnny") available on the "Divinity- 9 Lives No6" 2CD (Flow Records 2006). "Emily's Changed" released on the "Pastoral, Hide & Seek (The Lost Song)" single (What's So Funny About/New Rose 1992).


Nancy 30-Nov-90

30-Nov-90
FR Nancy/Pagney-derrière-Barine,Pub Rock Chez Paulette
[with Easy]

Photo 1: Photo courtesy of Cyril S.

Photo 2: Backstage shot by Maury Golini.


Heist op den Berg 01-Dec-90

01-Dec-90
BE Heist-op-den-Berg,Zaal Monty
[with Easy]

Flyer: Scan of flyer courtesy of Alvaro Rey.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


London 05-Dec-90

05-Dec-90
UK London-Ladbroke Grove,Subterania

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Photo: Photo credit Steve Worral.

Note: One-off UK date.


December 1990. Nick Sanderson leaves the band. He joins World Of Twist. The Gun Club enlists two interim drummers: Desi Desperate (a.k.a. Peter Kablean) [who did drum duties in the Gun Club before (November/December '84) and in Fur Bible in 1985/86] and Nigel Preston [ex- Theatre Of Hate, The Cult, who is a friend of Nick Sanderson). Nigel Preston then was in the Dublin band The Baby Snakes who's next record Jeffrey Lee Pierce was set to produce in 1991, but Nigel landed in prison (for armed robbery) in 1990 and these plans fell through. On his release from prison he became The Gun Club's drummer for a few live shows in the Summer of '91, while remaining a member of the Baby Snakes. He died on April 1, 1992 of a drug overdose at the age of 32.






1991
The year in which the "Divinity" mini album is recorded and released. The band only plays a handful of live shows.

Line-up #5C (London: May-June 1991):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Kid Congo Powers (guitar)/ Romi Mori (bass) and Desi Desperate (a.k.a. Peter Kablean) (drums).

ICP studios May-91

May 1991
BE Brussels,ICP Recording Studios (@ 37-45 avenue Emile de Beco), recording and mixing the "Divinity" mini album in 5 days. Engineered by Michiel Dierickx. Songs recorded: Sorrow Knows/ Richard Speck/ Keys To The Kingdom and Black Hole [The Urinals].

Note: Upon arrival at the studio Jeffrey and Desi went to check out the studio. They started jamming, Desi had a drum riff and Jeffrey played guitar, engineer Michiel Dierickx hit the record button, and that became "Sorrow Knows". Jeffrey wrote the words that night. It was the only time Jeff recorded a song spontaneously, one take, no rehearsal. The next morning Kid added his guitar, Romi the bass and Jeffrey the vocals. The drum tracks for "Richard Specks", "Keys To The Kingdom" and "Black Hole" were also recorded that same day. Those 3 tracks had been rehearsed in London. After the sessions Kid, Romi and Desi travelled back to London, leaving Jeffrey behind because he had visa problems.

Photo: Google street view, 2019.


Ljubljana 01-Jun-91

01-Jun-91
YU Ljubljana,Križanke Cankarjev dom
Druga Godba Festival- World Music festival 1-8 June 1991

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Emily's Changed/ Flowing/ John Hardy/ Lupeta Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Preaching The Blues/ Hearts/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Give Up The Sun/ Black Hole [The Urinals]/ Sex Beat/ Psycho [The Sonics].

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Encore "Psycho" released on the B side of "Live: Eternally is Here/Psycho" 7" single (2.13.61/In the Red, 2020). Ljubljana is now part of Slovenia. Gig took place less than 4 weeks before the "Ten-Day War" started on June 27 and lasted until July 7th, 1991 when Slovenia (and Croatia) declared independence from Yugoslavia. The Yugoslav wars would last until well into 1999.


02-Jun-91
YU Beograd/Belgrade,Studentski Kulturni Centar-SKC Hall

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Emily's Changed/ Flowing/ John Hardy/ Lupeta Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Preaching the Blues/ Hearts/ Jack On Fire/ Black Hole [The Urinals]/ Give Up The Sun.

Note: Belgrade is now part of Serbia.


0x-Jun-91
YU Zagreb,-

Note: Zagreb is now part of Croatia.


0x-Jun-91
YU Sarajevo,-

Note: Sarajevo is now part of Bosnia-Herzegovina.


0x-Jun-91
YU Skopja,-

Note: Skopja is now part of Macedonia.


London 07-Jun-91

07-Jun-91
UK London-New Cross,The Venue

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Emily's Changed/ Flowing/ John Hardy/ Lupeta Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Preaching the Blues/ Black Hole [The Urinals]/ Give Up The Sun/ For The Love Of Ivy.

Photo: Credit Stuart Mostyn. Sourced from Gettyimages/Redferns music archives.

Ad: Scan of ad, taken from NME mag 01-Jun-91, courtesy of Matti A.

Review: Taken from a UK mag,courtesy of Matti A.


Jübek 09-Jun-91

09-Jun-91
DE Jübek,Sandbahn-Stadion Freilichtbühne,Open Air Festival 7-9 June 1991
[with Fields Of The Nephilim, The Alarm, Billy Bragg..]

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Emily's Changed/ Flowing/ John Hardy/ Lupeta Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Preaching the Blues/ Hearts/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Jack On Fire/ Black Hole [The Urinals].

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Gun Club plays from 2:15 PM till 3:15 PM in the pouring rain.


Line-up #5D (London: June 1991):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Kid Congo Powers (guitar)/ Romi Mori (bass) and Nigel Preston (drums).

Cremona 15-Jun-91

15-Jun-91
IT Cremona,Arena Giardino
Il Cremona Rock Festival 15-17 June 1991
[with Glomming Geek]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Note: Three day festival 15/17 June 1991. Green On Red and The Stranglers played on the other dates. First show with drummer Nigel Preston [ex- Theatre Of Hate, The Cult, The Baby Snakes, and a friend of Nick Sanderson]. It may be that someone else was on drums at this gig.


Morlaix 20-Jul-91

20-Jul-91
FR Morlaix,Tamaris Rock festival
[with The Wailers, House Of Love, The Soup Dragons, The Godfathers,..]

Photo: Photo credit Demed L'Her. Photo of Nigel Preston on drums.

Ad: Scan of advert courtesy of Dominique.

Ticket: Photo of ticket.

Note: The Gun Club are next to last on the bill (at 19:50), just before The Wailers. Second show with drummer Nigel Preston [ex- The Cult, The Baby Snakes, and a friend of Nick Sanderson].


xx-Aug-91
FR/DE/NL Release of "Divinity" album (New Rose/What's So Funny About/Solid).


Autumn/Fall 1991. Jeffrey and Romi travel to India, where Jeff ends up in a coma after drinking dirty water. He remains in hospital for 4 weeks and is nursed by Romi. When Romi travels home to Tokyo Jeff continues his travel to Saigon,Vietnam, where he again ends up in hospital, with suspected malaria which further attacked his already seriously compromised liver.






1992
The year in which they only do a 25+ date tour of Europe with new drummer Simon Fish. Kid Congo leaves the band at the end of this tour and returns to Los Angeles to devote his time to his Congo Norvell band (with Sally Norvell).

Line-up #5E (London: January 1992):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Romi Mori (bass) and Simon Fish (drums).

January 1992
NL Spaarnwoude/Spaarndam,Zeezicht Studios,recording and mixing "Blue Monsoons" (written by Romi Mori) for the "Lucky Jim" album. Engineered by Peer Rave. During the same month at this very same studio, Jeffrey records his "Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee" album. Line-up: Jeffrey Lee Pierce (guitar/vocals), Tony Chmelik [a.k.a. Cypress Grove] (guitar) and Simon Fish [a.k.a. Willie Love].


xx-Mar-92
FR/DE Release of "Pastoral, Hide & Seek (The Lost Song)" CDS single (New Rose/What's So Funny About).


Line-up #5F (London: March 1992 - May 1992):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Kid Congo Powers (guitar)/ Romi Mori (bass) and Simon Fish (drums).

Den Haag 05-Mar-92

05-Mar-92
NL Den Haag,Paard van Troje

Listing: Scan of listing from NRC Handelsblad 05-Mar-92.


Amsterdam 06-Mar-92

06-Mar-92
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Go-Fishing]

Poster: Scan of poster courtesy of Ger Potze. Scan of another poster, also courtesy of Ger.

Listing: Scan of listing from NRC Handelsblad 04-Mar-92.


Nijmegen 07-Mar-92

07-Mar-92
NL Nijmegen,Doornroosje

Listing: Scan of listing from NRC Handelsblad 05-Mar-92.


Groningen 08-Mar-92

08-Mar-92
NL Groningen,Vera

Listing: Scan of listing from Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 04-Mar-92.


Hamburg 09-Mar-92

09-Mar-92
DE Hamburg,Docks

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of Matti.


11-Mar-92
FR Nancy,Terminal Export

Setlist: Pastoral Hide And Seek/ I Hear Your Heart Singin'/ Another Country's Young/ Sex Beat/ Thunderhead/ Lupita Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Preachin' The Blues/ Stranger In My Heart/ Hearts/ Goodbye Johnny/ Port Of Souls/ Black Hole [The Urinals]/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix].


Lyon 12-Mar-92

12-Mar-92
FR Lyon,Le Transbordeur

Photo: Credit Olivier Caplat.


Toulouse 13-Mar-92

13-Mar-92
FR Toulouse,Bikini

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of Marianne.


Bordeaux 14-Mar-92

14-Mar-92
FR Bordeaux,Krakatoa-Salle Municipale d'Arlac
[with Villa Médicis or Etrangère]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


Tours 17-Mar-92

17-Mar-92
FR Tours,Bateau Ivre
[with Mini Cooper Gang]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Article: Scan of article.


Rennes 18-Mar-92

18-Mar-92
FR Rennes,Salle UBU
[with Suspense Rubber Band]

Photo: Credit Philippe Remond Les Trans.com.

Ad: Scan of advert courtesy of Dominique.

Listing: Scan of listing from Zic Zig #2 March/April 1992.


19-Mar-92
FR Rouen,Exo 7


Evreux 20-Mar-92

20-Mar-92
FR Evreux,Abordage
[with Dirty Hands]

Photo: Credit unknown.


Nantes 21-Mar-92

21-Mar-92
FR Nantes,Olympic Cinema
[with Casbah Club]

Ad: Scan of ad courtesy of Dominique.

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of François-Charles.


Brest 22-Mar-92

22-Mar-92
FR Brest/Plounéour-Trez,Hespérides

Article: Scan of article from Zic Zig #2 March/April 1992.


Paris 24-Mar-92

24-Mar-92
FR Paris,Elysée Montmartre
[with Buffalo Tom]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


Utrecht 25-Mar-92

25-Mar-92
NL Utrecht,Tivoli
[with The Cynics]

Setlist: (The Creator Has A) Master Plan/ Walkin' With The Beast/ I Hear Your Heart Singin'/ Another Country's Young/ Sex Beat/ Thunderhead(*)/ Lupita Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Preachin' The Blues/ Stranger In My Heart/ Goodbye Johnny/ Bad America(*)/ Port Of Souls/ Black Hole [The Urinals]/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix]/ Yellow Eyes.

Listing: Scan of listing from Algemeen Dagblad 20-Mar-92.

Note: All above tracks, except (*), released on the "Ahmed's Wild Dream" CD album (Solid/What's So Funny About 1992 and Cherry Red 2007) and "Live (In Europe)" CD album (Triple X 1993). "Stranger In My Heart" is listed as "Stranger in Town" on the CDs. Initially broadcast by VPRO-radio. The front-of-house engineer and tourmanager is Steve Hawkins. Mastered and edited by Peter Rave at The Masters in Soest with assistance from Jeffrey Lee Pierce.


London 26-Mar-92

26-Mar-92
UK London-Clapham,The Grand

Handbill: Scan of handbill.

Ad: Ad, taken from NME March 1992.

Note: One-off UK date for this tour.


Athina 10-Apr-92

10-Apr-92
GR Athina,Rodon Club
[with The Illusion Fades]

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti.

Photo: Photo at soundcheck credit George Dedes [vocalist of The Illusion Fades].


Thessaloniki 11-Apr-92

11-Apr-92
GR Thessaloniki,Ellespontos

Ticket: Scan of ticket, courtesy of Haroula Tzola.


24-Apr-92
IT Firenze-Poggio a Caiano,Backdoors

2x-Apr-92
IT more dates

28-Apr-92
CH Zürich,-

Note: Start of the second leg of the European tour.


Genève 29-Apr-92

29-Apr-92
CH Genève,L'Usine
[with Copperhead]

Photo: Credit Catherine Ceresole, taken from "Beauty Lies in the Eye", photobook (Edition Patrick Frey 2013).

Listing: Scan of listing, taken from Le Nouveau Quotidien 29-Apr-92.


30-Apr-92
CH Basel,Kaserne


Wien 02-May-92

02-May-92
AT Wien,Szene
[support Inri]

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ (The Creator Has A) Master Plan(*)/ Walkin' With The Beast(*)/ I Hear Your Heart Singin'(*)/ Another Country's Young(*)/ Sex Beat(*)/ Thunderhead(*)/ Lupita Screams(*)/ Go Tell The Mountain(*)/ Preachin' The Blues/ Stranger In My Heart(*)/ Hearts(*)/ Goodbye Johnny(*)/ Bad America(*)/ Port Of Souls/ Black Hole [The Urinals](*)/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix](*)/ Ghost On The Highway.

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti.

Setlist: Photo of setlist.

Note: (*) tracks available on the "A Fulminant Live Act In Early Summer 1992" bootleg CD, sourced from a soundboard tape.


04-May-92
US Release of the "In Exile" compilation album (Triple X).


Berlin 06-May-92

06-May-92
DE Berlin,Loft

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ Ride (instrumental)/ (The Creator Has A) Master Plan/ Walkin' With The Beast/ I Hear Your Heart Singin'/ Another Country's Young/ Sex Beat/ Thunderhead/ Lupita Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Preachin' The Blues/ Stranger In My Heart/ Hearts/ Goodbye Johnny/ Bad America/ Black Hole [The Urinals]/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix]/ Yellow Eyes.

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti A.

Note: Only German concert on the short April/May '92 tour.


07-May-92
DK København,Pumpehuset

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ (The Creator Has A) Master Plan/ Walkin' With The Beast/ I Hear Your Heart Singin'/ Another Country's Young/ Sex Beat/ Thunderhead/ Lupita Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Preachin' The Blues/ Stranger In My Heart/ Hearts/ Goodbye Johnny/ Bad America/ Black Hole [The Urinals]/ Little Wing/ Yellow Eyes.


10-May-92
SE Nässjö,Pinnen
[with Send No Flowers]

Note: According to Carl-Henrik only about 50 people showed up.


Helsinki 12-May-92

12-May-92
FI Helsinki,Tavastia

Setlist: (not in this running order) (The Creator Has A) Master Plan/ Walkin' With The Beast/ I Hear Your Heart Singin'/ Another Country's Young/ Sex Beat/ Lupita Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Preachin' The Blues/ Stranger In My Heart/ Hearts/ Goodbye Johnny/ Port Of Souls/ Black Hole [The Urinals]/ Little Wing/ Yellow Eyes/.. and more...

Ad/Ticket/Photo: Ad, ticket stub and backstage photo (credit John Vihervä) from Rumba magazine courtesy of Matti.


Sweden May-92

13-May-92
SE Stockholm,Glädjehuset
[with The Boo Radleys]

14-May-92
SE Norrkøping,Sveakällaren

15-May-92
SE Uppsala,Barowiak

16-May-92
SE Göteborg,Magasinet

Poster: Photo of generic tour poster courtesy of Matti.


Spring 1992. Kid Congo leaves the band at the end of the European tour and returns to Los Angeles to devote his time to his Congo Norvell band (with Sally Norvell).


02-Nov-92
NL/DE Release of the "Ahmed's Wild Dream" live album (Solid/WSFA).






1993
The year in which the "Lucky Jim" album is recorded and released.
Nick Sanderson returns on drums.
Rainer Lingk and Robert Marche in turns take Kid's place on guitar for the live dates.

Line-up #6A (London: February 1993):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Romi Mori (bass) and Nick Sanderson (drums).

xx-Feb-93/21-Feb-93
NL Haarlem,Bananas Studios (@ Bakenessergracht 97),recording and mixing the "Lucky Jim" album. Engineered by Peer Rave. Songs recorded: Lucky Jim/ A House Is Not A Home/ Cry To Me/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Ride/ Idiot Waltz/ Up Above The World/ Day Turn The Night/ Desire/ Anger Blues.

Note: "Jeffrey had invited me to sing background vocals on a track late one night in Haarlem, a town outside Amsterdam, while I was touring [with the Screaming Trees]. Having already done a full performance for a Dutch television show [21-Feb-1993], a live [VARA FM] radio broadcast, and then a full concert at legendary Amsterdam venue the Paradiso that day, I had been exhausted when I arrived at the studio past midnight. It was their last day recording [the "Lucky Jim" album] and everyone was frantic to finish. The band were wrapping up overdubs and vocals and then mixing them all on the same night. Jeffrey asked me to sing a high harmony on one of the tunes but my voice was already so flicked from three shows that day, done right in the middle of a six-week tour, I was unable to get up above his substantially higher normal range. After a couple goes, I'd said, 'God damn, this has been a dream opportunity, to sing with my favorite band ever. But we both know this sounds like shit, please don't use it.' He sadly agreed. 'This is the song I really wanted you on but it was getting late and we mixed it already.' He had the engineer put on the mix of the song he'd originally planned for me to sing on. It was the title track, "Lucky Jim." I was completely blown away and inwardly angry as hell I'd not arrived in time. It was simply one of the greatest songs he'd ever written and the recording was pristine, the words completely evocative. As I realized the missed opportunity, I was crushed." From "Sing Backwards and Weep", a memoir by Mark Lanegan.


April 1993. German guitarist Rainer Lingk [Die Haut] is recruited for the Spring live tour. Jeffrey had recorded in New York in January 1992 with Die Haut for their "Head On" album. He would join them on stage as guest vocalist (together with Kid Congo, Alex Hacke, Blixa Bargeld, Anita Lane and Nick Cave) in November for their European 10th anniversary tour.


20-Apr-93
US Release of the "Live(In Europe)" (a.k.a. "Ahmed's Wild Dream") album (Triple X).


Line-up #6B (London: April 1993 - June 1993):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Rainer Lingk (guitar)/ Romi Mori (bass) and Nick Sanderson (drums).

Kortrijk-Bissegem 30-Apr-93

30-Apr-93
BE Kortrijk-Bissegem,Parochiaal Centrum
[with Zu Zu's Petals]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Kamata Hollywood City/ A House Is Not A Home/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Lupeta Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Up Above The World/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Lucky Jim/ Black Hole [The Urinals]/ instrumental/ Little Wing.

Ticket: Original ticket.

Note: Start of the 36 date European tour.


Antwerpen 01-May-93

01-May-93
BE Antwerpen,Pacific

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Kamata Hollywood City/ A House Is Not A Home/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Lupeta Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Up Above The World/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Lucky Jim/ Black Hole [The Urinals]/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix]/ Yellow Eyes.

Ticket: Original ticket.


Nijmegen 02-May-93

02-May-93
NL Nijmegen,Doornroosje
[with The Riff]

Listing: Scan of listing, taken from NRC Handelsblad 29-Apr-93.


Brussel 03-May-93

03-May-93
BE Brussel,Vaartkapoen

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Kamata Hollywood City/ A House Is Not A Home/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Lupeta Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Up Above The World/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Lucky Jim/ Yellow Eyes/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix].

Handbill: Scan of handbill.


Windsor 05-May-93

05-May-93
UK Windsor,The Old Trout pub
[with McTwist]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Kamata Hollywood City/ A House Is Not A Home/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Lupeta Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Up Above The World/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Lucky Jim/ (and possible): Yellow Eyes/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix].

Setlist: Photo of (framed) setlist (signed by Jeff and Romi) courtesy of Tim Grey.


UK May 1993

06-May-93
UK London,Harlesden,Mean Fiddler
[with TV Eye]

Ad: Taken from a UK mag, courtesy of Matti A.

Note: This live show was to be the band's last ever in the UK.


Paris 08-May-93

08-May-93
FR Paris,Elysée-Montmartre
[with My Little Funhouse]

Advert: Scan of advert.


Mulhouse 11-May-93

11-May-93
FR Mulhouse,Noumatrouff Club
[with Les Ambassadeurs]

Flyer: Scan of flyer courtesy of Dominique.


12-May-93
CH Basel,-

14-May-93
CH Bern,-


La Chaud-de-Fonds 15-May-93

15-May-93
CH La Chaud-de-Fonds,Bikini Test

Listing: Scan of listing, taken from L'Impartial 15-May-93.

Review: Scan of review, taken from L'Impartial 19-May-93."Saturday night the Gun Club gave their best concert of the tour, according to the tour manager."


16-May-93
CH Luzern,Konzerthaus Schüür


17-May-93
NL Release of "Lucky Jim" album (Solid).

17-May-93
DE Release of "Lucky Jim" album (What's So Funny About).


Lyon 17-May-93

17-May-93
FR Lyon,Le Glob Club

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of Christophe M.


18-May-93
FR Toulouse,Bikini Club
[with Les Ambassadeurs]


Montpellier 19-May-93

19-May-93
FR Montpellier,Salle Victoire 2

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


2x-May-93
IT Firenze-Colle Val d'Elsa,Piscina Olimpia or Oikos di Gracciano

2x-May-93
IT -,-

2x-May-93
IT -,-


23-May-93
CH Zürich,-


25-May-93
AT Salzburg-Nonntal,Arge Kulturgelände

Setlist: (partial) A House Is Not A Home/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix]/ Yellow Eyes.

Note: First 4 tracks above available on the "Lucky Jim- 9 Lives No2" 2CD (Flow Records 2006), last 2 on the "V/A: Fingerprints - Vol.1" CD (Kulturgelände Nonntal 1994). Recorded by Edwin Heath.


26-May-93
AT Wien,Szene

27-May-93
AT Linz,Posthof
[with Tomboyz]


Essen 29-May-93

29-May-93
DE Essen,Grugahalle,WDR Rocknacht festival
[with Therapy? etc..]

Setlist: A House Is Not A Home/ Another Country's Young/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Lupeta Screams/Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny.

Photo: Screen captures from TV broadcast.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Note: Broadcast on German WDR3 TV on Rocklife 30-Jul-93 (repeat 27-May-95) and also on German FM radio.


30-May-93
DE Nürnberg,Komm
[with The Illegal Artists]

31-May-93
AT Innsbruck,-

01-Jun-93
DE München,Charterhalle
[with The Illegal Artists]


02-Jun-93
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp
[with The Illegal Artists]

Setlist: I Hear Your Heart Singing/ A House Is Not Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Lupeta Screams/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix]/ Yellow Eyes/ Lucky Jim.


Germany June 1993

03-Jun-93
DE Arnsberg,Cult
[with The Illegal Artists]

04-Jun-93
DE Dortmund
[with The Illegal Artists]

Ad: Taken from NM!Messitsch magazine, courtesy of Matti A.


Braunschweig 05-Jun-93

05-Jun-93
DE Braunschweig,FBZ
[with The Illegal Artists]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


Germany June 1993

06-Jun-93
DE Hamburg,Markthalle
[with The Illegal Artists]

07-Jun-93
DE Berlin,Loft
[with The Illegal Artists]

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti A.


Sittard 09-Jun-93

09-Jun-93
NL Sittard,Fenix
[with Las Venus]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Listing: Scan of listing from Limburgsch dagblad 09-Jun-93.


Amsterdam 10-Jun-93

10-Jun-93
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Chicas del Rock]

Setlist: I Hear Your Heart Singing/ A House Is Not Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Lupeta Screams/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix]/ Idiot Waltz/ Lucky Jim.

Poster: Scan of poster courtesy of Ger Potze .

Photo: Photo credit George Bekker @ seizoensgebonden.blogspot.nl . Used with kind permission.

Ad: Scan of advert from Het Parool 09-Jun-93.


Utrecht 11-Jun-93

11-Jun-93
NL Utrecht,Tivoli
[with Footsnakes]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of Leo M.

Listing: Scan of listing from De Volkskrant 10-Jun-93.


Rotterdam 12-Jun-93

12-Jun-93
NL Rotterdam,Nighttown,Basement club

Setlist: I Hear Your Heart Singing/ A House Is Not Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Lupeta Screams/ Bad Indian/ Hearts/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ and more...

Ticket: Scan of ticket, courtesy of Ger Potze.


Groningen 13-Jun-93

13-Jun-93
NL Groningen,Vera

Setlist: I Hear Your Heart Singing/ A House Is Not Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Lupeta Screams/ Hearts/ and more...

Flyer: Photo of flyer.

Note: Video of show stored @ the Filmbank Groningen.

Listing: Scan of listing from Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 11-Jun-93.


Uebach-Palenberg 14-Jun-93

14-Jun-93
DE Uebach-Palenberg,Rockfabrik
[with The Illegal Artists]

Setlist: I Hear Your Heart Singing/ A House Is Not Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Lupeta Screams/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix]/ Idiot Waltz/ Yellow Eyes.

Ad: Taken from Zillo June 1993.

Ticket: Scan of ticket, courtesy of Christoph K.


June 1993
NL Haarlem,Bananas Studios (@ Bakenessergracht 97),recordings engineered by Peer Rave. Be My Kid Blues [traditional, arranged by JLP]/ L.A. Is Always Real/ I Can't Explain [The Who:P.Townshend]/ Land Of A 1000 Dances [Roy Orbison:Kenner/Domino]/ B-Side Jammin'/ Zonar Roze/ In My Room/ Shame and Pain/ City In Pain.

Rainer Lingk [Die Haut] was not present at these sessions (some of which happened in February). Rene Van Barneveld [Urban Dance Squad] plays guitar on "Be My Kid Blues".

All these tracks are available on the "Lucky Jim- 9 Lives No2" 2CD (Flow Records 2006) and "In My Room" LP (Bang! Records 2017). In 2012, "City In Pain" and "Zonar Roze" ended up on "The Journey Is Long" (Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project) album (2012) covered by Nick Cave and Thalia Zedek & Chris Brokaw respectively. "Zonar Roze" was also covered by Keith Morris, et al on "Zonar Roze" (Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project) single (2014).


20-Sep-93
USA Release of the 'Lucky Jim' album (Triple X).


October 1993. Rainer Lingk has commitments with Die Haut (tour in South America) and is replaced by Robert Marche [Joe Public/Subway Sect/JoBoxers] on guitar.


Line-up #6C (London: October 1993 - May 1994):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Robert Marche (guitar)/ Romi Mori (bass) and Nick Sanderson (drums).

xx-Oct-93
UK London,studio,rehearsing for 1.5 hours with Robert Marche for the upcoming low-key North American tour, which is given green light at the last minute, despite Jeffrey not feeling too well.


xx-xxx-93
US Release of the "Cry to Me/Give Up the Sun" 7" single ( Sympathy for the Record Industry).


Long Beach 13-Oct-93

13-Oct-93
US CA,Long Beach,Bogart's
[with Spongehead and Lotion]

Setlist: A House Is Not A Home/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Lupeta Screams/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Lucky Jim/ Idiot Waltz.

Ad: Scan of advert from LA Weekly 08-Oct-93.

Article: Scan of article from LA Weekly 08-Oct-93.

Photo: Screenshot taken from private video.

Note: Start of their final North American tour.


San Diego-Solana Beach 14-Oct-93

14-Oct-93
US CA,San Diego-Solana Beach,Belly Up Tavern
[with Spongehead and Agent Orange]

Setlist: A House Is Not A Home/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Lupeta Screams/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ ...

Poster: Photo of poster, courtesy of Darren.

Setlist: Photo of setlist.


Hollywood 15-Oct-93

15-Oct-93
US CA,Hollywood,Whisky A Go Go
[with Agent Orange]

Setlist: A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Lupeta Screams/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix]/ Port Of Souls/ Jack On Fire/ Lucky Jim.

Flyer: Photo of flyer credit of Steven Rascoe .

Setlist: Photo of setlist courtesy of likeanelvisfromhell (Instagram).

Ad: Scan of advert from LA Weekly 15-Oct-93.

Note: Kid Congo Powers guests on a few songs.


San Francsico 16-Oct-93

16-Oct-93
US CA,San Francisco,Slim's
[with Spongehead and Agent Orange]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Ad: Scan of advert from The San Francisco Examiner 10-Oct-93.


17-Oct-93
US CA,Palo Alto,The Edge
[with Spongehead and Agent Orange]


1x-Oct-93
US OR,Portland,KBOO-FM,Drinking From Puddles,session

Setlist: Lucky Jim.

Note: Recorded earlier, broadcast around the time of the Gun Club show at the Roseland. Available on the V/A: "Drinking From Puddles" album (Kill Rock Stars 1999).

Line-up: Jeffrey (vocals/ acoustic guitar).


Portland 20-Oct-93

20-Oct-93
US OR,Portland,Roseland Theater
[with Spongehead and Agent Orange]

Flyer: Scan of flyer courtesy of Matti.

Listing: Scan of listing from Statesman Journal 15-Oct-93.


Eugene 21-Oct-93

21-Oct-93
US OR,Eugene,John Henry's
[with Spongehead and Agent Orange]

Poster: Photo of poster.


Seattle 22-Oct-93

22-Oct-93
US WA,Seattle,The Weathered Wall
[with Spongehead and Agent Orange]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Day on poster is wrong. "While sitting in [Mark Lanegan's] living room that afternoon [Jeffrey Lee Pierce] bluntly said, 'Give me some heroin, will ya, man?' He had known I was strung out for a long time but he'd never shown any interest in dope until that moment. I went into the closet and grabbed a clean outfit and a small piece of the sticky black tar. I then went into the kitchen and got a spoon, came out, gave it to him, and he went into the bathroom to fix. When he returned his mood was much lighter and he said, 'Fuck it. I don't give a shit if anyone shows up or not.' 'I'm sure there will be plenty of people totally psyched to see you tonight, Jeffrey.' 'Whatever,' he said and then turned on the TV. He silently stared at it for an hour or so before leaving for his soundcheck at some small, recently opened club directly under the monorail on Fourth Avenue. I arrived early at the gig, wanting to see another old pop/punk band from Orange County, Agent Orange, who were opening. The room sounded terrible, like the small, former storefront it was, not a place made for live music. My enthusiasm for Agent Orange waned quickly due to the poor acoustics in the room. It made every note seem as though it were being played from under a wet mattress. Not pleasing in the least. The audience turnout for the Gun Club wasn't the worst I'd ever seen, but it was far from good. Maybe seventy-five people at the most stood in the room as they took to the tiny stage, about a half foot higher than the floor. The reaction was lukewarm as the band played songs from their most recent record, Lucky Jim. The crowd excitement rose to a slightly higher level than the sort of typically bored, show-us-something, hipster disinterest just three times during the set, when Jeffrey had busted out the beloved punk/blues classics from the first Gun Club record. "For the Love of Ivy," "She's Like Heroin to Me," and especially "Sex Beat" brought loud cheering and singing along from the small, previously tepid crowd. It was as if I were watching Chubby Checker on an oldies tour and he finally played "The Twist." With an extensive back catalog of brilliant, beautiful, straight-to-the-head, -heart, and -genitalia songs, albums, and performances to his credit, still hardly anyone seemed to give a damn about my idol-turned-friend, except when he was playing his most obvious 'hits'." From "Sing Backwards and Weep", a memoir by Mark Lanegan.


Vancouver 24-Oct-93

24-Oct-93
CA BC,Vancouver,Town Pump
[with Spongehead and Agent Orange]

Listing: Scan of listing from The Vancouver Sun 21-Oct-93.


Calgary 27-Oct-93

27-Oct-93
CA AB,Calgary,The Republik
[with Agent Orange]

Listing: Scan of listing from Calgary Herald Sun 22-Oct-93.


Madison 29-Oct-93

29-Oct-93
US WI,Madison,Club de Wash
[with Spongehead,Agent Orange, Boneclub, & Birds At The End Of The Road]

Listing: Scan of listing from Wisconsin State Journal 29-Oct-93.


Chicago 31-Oct-93

31-Oct-93
US IL,Chicago,The Lounge Ax
[with Spongehead and Agent Orange]

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny.

Handbill: Original handbill.


02-Nov-93
CA ON,Toronto,Lee's Palace
[with Agent Orange]

03-Nov-93
US MD,Baltimore,-
(cancelled)

Note: The show in Baltimore had to be cancelled due to the 16 hour drive from Toronto, which made it impossible to get there in time.


Washington 04-Nov-93

04-Nov-93
US DC,Washington,9:30 Club
[with Spongehead and Agent Orange]

Ad: Photo of ad.

Listing: Scan of listing from The Baltimore Sun 29-Oct-93.


Virginia Beach 05-Nov-93

05-Nov-93
US VA,Virginia Beach,Peppermint Beach Club
[with Spongehead and Agent Orange]

Listing: Scan of listing from Daily Press 05-Nov-93.


New York City 06-Nov-93

06-Nov-93
US NY,New York City,Wetlands
CMJ Music Marathon & MusicFest '93
[with Congo Norvell, Swinging Neckbreakers and Last Tribe]

Setlist: A House Is Not A Home/ Lupeta Screams/ Lucky Jim/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Jack On Fire/ Fire Spirit.

Ad: Scan of ad, courtesy of Greg Fasolini.

Listing: Scan of listing, taken from Central New Jersey Home News 05-Nov-93.

Note: Kid Congo Powers guests on "Jack On Fire" and "Fire Spirit". Last date on the North American tour.


12/17-Nov-93
[DE/FR/UK 4 date tour in which Jeffrey Lee Pierce is performing as guest singer on Die Haut's tour. Other guest vocalists include Kid Congo Powers, Nick Cave, Anita Lane, Blixa Bargeld and Alex Hacke].


29-Nov-93
BE Gent,Democrazy
[with The Cords]

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Idiot Waltz/ Jack On Fire/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix].

Note: First date of the European tour. In 1994 Romi would briefly join Dutch band The Cords, their support band on this tour.


Paris 01-Dec-93

01-Dec-93
FR Paris,L'Arapaho
[with The Cords]

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Idiot Waltz/ Jack On Fire/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix].

Handbill: Scan of handbill.


Germany Dec-93

02-Dec-93
DE Saarbrücken,Kühlhaus
[with The Cords]

Poster: Photo of tour poster courtesy of Matti.


Krefeld 03-Dec-93

03-Dec-93
DE Krefeld,Kulturfabrik
[with The Cords]

Ad: Taken from Zillo December 1993.


04-Dec-93
DE Hamburg,Grosse Freiheit 36
[with The Cords]


05-Dec-93
DE Berlin,Loft
[with The Cords]

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Goodbye Johnny/ Idiot Waltz/ Jack On Fire/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix].


08-Dec-93
SE Göteborg,Magasinet

09-Dec-93
SE Stockholm,Melody


10-Dec-93
DK København-Christiania,Loppen

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Idiot Waltz/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix]/ Jack On Fire.


11-Dec-93
DK Ärhus,Huset

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ She's Like Heroin To Me.


12-Dec-93
DE Bremen,Wehrschloss
[with The Cords]


14-Dec-93
DE Hannover,Bad
[with The Cords]

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Idiot Waltz/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix]/ Jack On Fire.


Münster 15-Dec-93

15-Dec-93
DE Münster,Odeon
[with The Cords]

Photo: "Lucky Jim" CD cover signed by Romi Mori, courtesy of Christo.


16-Dec-93
DE Stuttgart,Röhre
[with The Cords]


17-Dec-93
DE Freiburg,Jazzhaus
[with The Cords]

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Idiot Waltz/ Jack On Fire/ Little Wing [Jimi Hendrix]/ She's Like Heroin To Me.


Fribourg 18-Dec-93

18-Dec-93
CH Fribourg,Fri-Son
[with The Cords]

Listing: Scan of listing, taken from Journal de Genève 17-Dec-93.


Germany Dec-93

19-Dec-93
DE München,Muffathalle
[with The Cords]

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti.


21-Dec-93
CZ Praha,Bunkr


Heidelberg 22-Dec-93

22-Dec-93
DE Heidelberg,Schwimmbad
[with The Cords]

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Idiot Waltz/ Jack On Fire/ She's Like Heroin To Me.

Photo: Screen capture from private video.

Ad: Taken from Zillo November 1993.


23-Dec-93
BE Opwijk,Jeugdhuis Nijdrop

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Idiot Waltz/ Jack On Fire/ She's Like Heroin To Me.

Note: Last date on the European tour.






1994
The year in which the band disintegrates, after which Jeffrey focusses on his "Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee" project.

1994
UK London-Kensington,Jeff's flat @ 34 Elsham Road
Jeffrey on his own recording 4 demo songs for a new (never released) EP.


Netherlands 18-Mar-94

18-Mar-94
NL Venlo,OOC Perron 55
[with Plunk]

19-Mar-94
NL Haarlem,Patronaat
[with Gravel]

20-Mar-94
NL Maastricht,Zaal Berghmans-Basement 5
[with The Cords]

Listing: Scan of listing from De Volkskrant 18-Mar-94.


23-Mar-94
DE Nürnberg,Komm

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ A House Is Not A Home/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ Emily's Changed/ St. John's Divine/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Idiot Waltz.


Bern 24-Mar-94

24-Mar-94
CH Bern,ISC
[with The Cords]

Listing: Scan of listing, taken from Der Bund 24-Mar-94.


Genève 25-Mar-94

25-Mar-94
CH Genève,Kabaret de l'Usine
[with The Cords]

Listing: Scan of listing, taken from Journal de Genève 25-Mar-94.


27-Mar-94
DE Augsburg,Kerosin

28-Mar-94
AT Wien,WUK/Werkstätten und Kulturhaus

29-Mar-94
AT Ebensee,Kino


30-Mar-94
DE Ravensburg-Weingarten,Pädagogische Hochschule/Technischen Universität - Mensa

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ A House Is Not A Home/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ Emily's Changed/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/..and more...


31-Mar-94
DE Marburg,Kulturladen KFZ

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ A House Is Not A Home/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ Emily's Changed/ St.John's Divine/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Idiot Waltz/ Jack On Fire.


02-Apr-94
DE Wuppertal,Börse

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ A House Is Not A Home/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ Emily's Changed/ St.John's Divine/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Idiot Waltz/ Jack On Fire.


03-Apr-94
DE Dresden,Starclub


08-Apr-94
IT Gaio di Spilimbergo,Rototom


May-94
The Netherlands. Jeffrey is informed that he's not able to return to London due to the fact that his work visa had expired after 10 years of living in the UK. He's then stuck in the Netherlands for some time until this situation is cleared out. In the meantime he does a solo gig with Cypress Grove (07-May-94) and guests on vocals at a Nick Cave concert in Utrecht (13-May-94).


19-May-94
UK London-Highbury,The Garage

Note: Cancelled by a note on the door, although Jeffrey had made it to London by then. He was present at the Bad Seeds BBC TV Later session on 14-May-94 and at their Shepherd's Bush concert of the 20th he again guests on vocals.


xx-May-94
DE After a recording session with Rainer Lingk in Berlin, Romi Mori and Nick Sanderson leave the band. Romi leaves Jeffrey and Nick forms Earl Brutus with amongst others Rob Marche. They exist until 1999 when Nick and Romi form a new band Freeheat with Jim Reid and Ben Lurie [both The Jesus & Mary Chain].


June 1994
US A job opportunity as guitar player on a Blondie tour fell through for Jeffrey. He stays some time in New York City after that before returning to London.


September 1994
Efe [Killing Joke, Lee 'Scratch' Perry] joins on bass for a few live dates and Simon Fish returns on drums.


Line-up #6D (London: September 1994 - November 1994):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Robert Marche (guitar)/ Efe (bass) and Simon Fish (drums).

24-Sep-94
DE Stuttgart,festival


Elbeuf xx-Sep-94

06-Oct-94
UK London-North Acton, band's rehearsal space

Setlist: a.o. Idiot Waltz.

Photo: Screen capture from "Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues" DVD, a film by Henri-Jean Debon (Choses Vues 2008). Henri-Jean died late May 2014.

Note: Rehearsing for the upcoming show in France.


Elbeuf 08-Oct-94

08-Oct-94
FR Elbeuf,Champ de Foire,Circus tent
Rock Messaline/Rock en Seine festival
[with Dee Dee Ramone band, Dirty Hands, Papa Brittle]

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ A House Is Not A Home/ Richard Speck/ Lupeta Screams/ Cry To Me/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Day Turns To Night/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Lucky Jim.

Poster: Photo of poster.

Review: Review, taken from Gunfire fanzine.

Photo: Screen capture from "Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues" DVD, a film by Henri-Jean Debon (Choses Vues 2008).

Ticket: Scan of tickets courtesy of Dominique.

Note: The Gun Club headline the festival.


October/November 1994
Europe. Jeffrey tours until 20-Nov-94 his (in January 1992 recorded) "Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee" album with Cypress Grove (a.k.a. Tony Chmelik).


25-Nov-94
GR Athina,festival

Note: Show is moved to Sunday 27-Nov-94 because Jeffrey was arrested in the UK for trying to settle a bar fight in Kensington,London by using his samorai sword, a present from Chris Stein. He is arrested and put in custody by London police, thus missing that night's show in Greece. The tour manager in Greece, where the band is already waiting for Jeffrey, contacts London police and convinces them to release him. A new flight to Greece is booked.


27-Nov-94
GR Athina,-

Note: Show moved from Friday 25th.
Instead of taking the plane at Heathrow (UK), Jeff went to the pub in Kensington with his drinking buddies, thus missing his first scheduled flight to Greece. Jeff finally does arrives at the club at 19:30, in time for the concert, but the show had been cancelled in the meantime.


Salonica 26-Nov-94

28-Nov-94
GR Thessaloniki/Salonica,Mylos Club

Setlist: a.o. Yellow Eyes/ Idiot Waltz.

Note: Initially scheduled for Saturday 26th. Last ever Gun Club show in Europe. Judging from the video footage this must have been a blistering show as the band was in super shape. The show was preceded by a radio interview by Doctor Rockfour (on FM Radio 88 miso).

Photo: Screen capture from YouTube video upload by Dinos.






1995
The year in which Jeffrey returns to the US for ever.
The Gun Club play their final shows in Los Angeles. Jeffrey's health is clearly on the decline.

First half of 1995
Jeffrey was expected to present himself in a London court to defend himself in the sword incident of November, but instead he elopes to Osaka, Japan, doing radio shows and even guesting live on stage with a band called The Evil Hoodoo. Misadventure hits him when he's mugged and robbed (from his passport, luggage and guitar), and left in a ditch. He ends up in hospital on the moment the Kobe earthquake happened (January, 17). In the spring he manages to leave Japan, goes to pick up his stuff in London (after the sword incident he was requested to leave the country), and moves back to Los Angeles (his mother's house/close to the Viper Room).

In March 1995 Elizabeth Montague [of Tin Brood] was asked by Jeff do audition for the position of bass player in a new line up of The Gun Club. She does a jam one day at Brendan Mullen's place in Hollywood, but later in the year (upon Mike Martt's suggestion) Jeff picks Brock Avery and Randy Bradbury from Wayne Kramer's [MC5] rhythm section instead.


23/25-Jun-95
US Los Angeles,The Master Frequency Studios,Jeffrey Lee records "Pasties And A G String" for "Step Right Up", a Tom Waits tribute album. JLP: vocals, all instuments: Master Frequency. Produced by Gary Dobbins.


July/August 1995
Jeffrey resides in Osaka, Japan.


Mr Moo 1995

July/August 1995
Jeffrey tries to get back in shape. He and Mike Martt rehearse at Jeff's mom's house. Jeff jams one or two times with an all star band on Sunday (or Wednesday) nights @ the Viper Room (with Steve Jones [Sex Pistols], Clem Burke [Blondie], John Norwood Fisher [Fishbone], Keith Morris [Circle Jerks] and Mike Martt [Tex & the Horseheads]).

Together with Johnny Depp, Jeff is also one of the driving forces behind the Monday night "Mr Moo's Grab Bag/Wild Ride" acting series. At the same time he gets involved with the Death Row Records people, having an idea to merge punk rock with rap music. In the meantime Jeff is working on his autobiography ("Go Tell The Mountain") for Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 publishing company.


No bozos jams

xx-Aug-95
US CA,Los Angeles,Viper Room (@ 8852 Sunset Boulevard)
No bozos jams/Mr Moo's Grab Bag on Monday night

Setlist: That's The Way Of The World/ and also: Sex Beat/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Like Calling Up Thunder.

Line-up: Jeffrey Lee Pierce with Steve Jones [Sex Pistols], Clem Burke [Blondie], John Norwood Fisher [Fishbone], Keith Morris [Circle Jerks] and Mike Martt [Tex & the Horseheads].

Listing: Scan of listing, taken from Los Angeles Times 23-Jul-95.

Note: The Mr Moo's Grab Bag night started on July 17, 1995. Jeffrey originally wanted to just do a long version of "That's The Way Of The World" (a Flipper song) and that was all.


Line-up #7A (Los Angeles: August 1995 - September 1995):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals)/ Kid Congo Powers (guitar)/ Mike Martt (guitar)/ Randy Bradbury (bass) and Brock Avery (drums).

Los Angeles 30-Aug-95

30-Aug-95
US CA,Los Angeles,Viper Room (@ 8852 Sunset Boulevard)
[with Rein Sanctum]

Setlist: She's Like Heroin To Me/ Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Goodbye Johnny/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love [Jody Reynolds]/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ That's The Way Of The World.

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti.

Ad: Scan of advert, taken from LA Weekly 25-Aug-95. (Day on advert is wrong, 23rd instead of 30th).

Listing: Scan of listing, taken from LA Weekly 25-Aug-95.

Note 1: The encore "That's The Way Of The World" (Flipper song) is done with Steve DePace of Flipper on guest vocals. Brock Avery and Randy Bradbury [Pennywise] were recruited by Mike Martt from Wayne Kramer's [MC5] rhythm section. Fourth to last Gun Club show.

Note 2: "Jeffrey came back to Los Angeles and some people had convinced him to make a concert to play the hits with Mike Martt from Tex and the Horseheads and a couple other guys. It seemed like a fun thing to do and maybe a good time to do it. Jeffrey wasn’t too fucked up at first. We did this show [30-Aug-95] at the Viper Room, and it was really, really good. It was really fun and great." Kid Congo Powers interviewed for Bored Out.


Hollywood 06-Sep-95

06-Sep-95
US CA,Hollywood,Dragonfly Bar (@ 6510 Santa Monica Boulevard)
Liar's Club Presents:
(Wayne Kramer show)

Ad: Scan of ad from LA Weekly 01-Sep-95.

Review: Scan of review from LA Weekly 15-Sep-95.

Note: Wayne Kramer show attended by Jeffrey Lee Pierce and Mike Martt.


Hollywood 19-Sep-95

19-Sep-95
US CA,Hollywood,Dragonfly Bar (@ 6510 Santa Monica Boulevard)
Club Sellout Presents:
[with Glue and Speedbuggy]

Ad: Scan of ad from LA Weekly 15-Sep-95.

Note: Third to last Gun Club show.


xx-Sep-95
US Los Angeles. A three-day demoing session. Jeffrey Lee Pierce with Mark Lanegan [Screaming Trees]. One song, "Kimiko's Dream House" ended up on Lanegan's 2001 "Field Songs" album.

Note: "[Jeffrey] had the music and the melodies. Writing with him was not like writing with anybody else because Jeffrey was very strict, hahaha! It was a pretty serious affair, although he laughed a lot, you know mainly at the wacky things that he would say. [...] I’m sure that none of this stuff he gave me he recorded before… I don’t know if there are any versions of him doing any of this stuff with lyrics or anything. [...] I don’t know, [I did about] four or five [songs with him]. It was just bits and pieces. It wasn’t a whole record. We’re talking about a three-day period of just sitting around. He was getting ready to go to Japan. I was workin’ on a record already. And we just spent three or four days together making home recordings and stuff, on a tape player. Not even a four-track or anything, it was like a Radio Shack tape player. Then he left the day after we were done for Japan. The trip proved fatal because when he came back, that was when he was real sick, and it was shortly thereafter that he passed away." Mark Lanegan interviewed for Stomp and Stammer,2001.


September/October/November/December 1995
Jeffrey returns to Japan (Osaka and Tokyo) where he encounters (and hangs out with) Johnny Depp and Jim Jarmusch (who are doing promotion work for their "Dead Man" film project).

Jarmusch told Libération newpaper in Paris: "These few days revealed the loneliness of this talented man that I saw as someone who had fled the world to take refuge in a foreign metropolis. A year later (sic), he was dying in L.A., where I had gone to visit him, at the beginning of 1996, without knowing he was ill. His approach to the blues, to punk and to country was seminal for many of us - musicians, writers or cineastes. Amazing guy".


27-Oct-95
US CA,San Francisco,Bottom of the Hill

Note: Show cancelled.


31-Oct-95
On Halloween night Jeffrey gives Elizabeth Montague [Tin Brood] a long list of songs to learn. Then he left for Japan for a period of time. When Jeff returned to Hollywood, the band rehearsed twice before their final show at the Palace on December 18th.


San Francisco 06-Nov-95

06-Nov-95
US CA,San Francisco,Great American Music Hall
[with Creeps in Exile and Glue]

Ad 1: Scan of advert, taken from The San Francisco Examiner 05-Nov-95.

Ad 2: Scan of advert, taken from The San Francisco Examiner 29-Oct-95.

Note: Show cancelled.


Los Angeles 08-Nov-95

08-Nov-95
US US CA,Los Angeles,Viper Room (@ 8852 Sunset Boulevard)

Listing: Scan of listing from LA Weekly 03-Nov-95.

Note: Show cancelled.


Hollywood 09-Nov-95

09-Dec-95
US CA,Hollywood,Dragonfly Bar (@ 6510 Santa Monica Boulevard)
[with Congo Norvell, L7 and Geraldine Fibbers]

Ad 1: Scan of ad from LA Weekly 08-Dec-95.

Ad 2: Scan of advert from LA Weekly 08-Dec-95.

Listing: Scan of listing from LA Weekly 08-Dec-95.

Note: Next to last Gun Club show. Benefit for Travis John Alford. Travis John died in December 1995 of AIDS related causes. Kid interviewed @ newyorknighttrain.com:"We [Congo Norvell] actually played a benefit concert for this friend of mine Travis John Alford. We were raising money for him to make this record ["Lucky Pierre"]. He was a friend of mine who was dying of AIDS and trying to finish this record. So me and L7 and Carla [Bozulich] and the Geraldine Fibbers and The Gun Club and I think even Congo Norvell played. I did double duty. And we made concert and raised a lot of fun and it was really good. And that show went really well."


1995
Jeffrey's friends Keith Morris [Circle Jerks/OFF!] and Mike Martt [Tex and the Horseheads] try, in vain, to check Jeffrey into a Marina Del Ray rehab/hospital.

"We actually checked Jeffrey into a rehab/hospital down in Marina Del Rey against his will. Mike Martt [...] and I had to take him down. He was already dying. Our friend Sal [Jenco] who ran the Viper Room said, “Hey, look, I’ve got a doctor in Beverly Hills. I’ll pay for the visit.” We took Jeffrey to this doctor and he gave Jeffrey three months. This was a couple of months before he died. He wanted to go back to Japan because he had fallen in love with a nurse over there. He thought he could go back over there and she would take care of him. One of the problems was that he had been kicked out of the country by the U.S. Consulate. So we checked him into this hospital/rehab and the doctor there said, “Don’t believe what the doctor in Beverly Hills told you about having only three months to live. I can get him over to UCLA Hospital and we can cut him open and have a transplant and give him a new organ. He’ll be all right. I’ll supervise the operation and let the students work on him and we’ll get him back in shape.” And we were totally into that. Jeffrey was angry because the money used to get him into rehab was money that he would have used to fly back to Japan." Keith Morris [Circle Jerks/OFF!] interviewed for Bored Out.


Line-up #7B (Los Angeles: December 1995):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals)/ Kid Congo Powers (guitar)/ Mike Martt (guitar)/ Elizabeth Montague (bass) and Brock Avery (drums).

Hollywood 18-Dec-95

18-Dec-95
US CA,Hollywood,The Palace
1995 Ringling Sisters Holiday Fun-Raiser
[with Possum Dixon, Henry Rollins, John Doe, Mike Watt, The Muffs, Phranc, Flea, Davie Allan and The Arrows,..]

Setlist: Bad Indian/ Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Goodbye Johnny/ Sleeping In Blood City.

Ad 1: Scan of advert from LA Weekly 01-Dec-95.

Ad 2: Scan of advert, taken from LA Weekly 08-Dec-95.

Photo 1: Photo credit Jeffoto.

Photo 2: Screen captures taken by Elizabeth Montague from a private video by David Travis.

T-shirt: Photo of event T-shirt.

Review: Scan of review, taken from LA Weekly 05-Jan-96.

Note 1: Last ever Gun Club show. Elizabeth Montague replaces Randy Bradbury, who has to go out on tour with Pennywise. The Ringling Sisters Holiday Fun-Raiser is an annual event organized by o.a. Pleasant Gehman. Jeffrey also joins Possum Dixon for their version of "Fire Spirit".

Note 2: "Then a couple months later we did another [show] and it was really terrible. I was getting fucked up again. I think that was the last thing we did. I don’t think [Jeffrey] played any shows after that. Certainly, I didn’t. Some people said that was really great and amazing, because a lot of people hadn’t seen it. But if you had seen it, it wasn’t so great. It was really quite sad and horrible. Jeffrey looked bad. After that [Jeffrey] had gone to his father’s to dry out." Kid Congo Powers interviewed for Bored Out.


December 1995
Jeffrey is admitted to a Los Angeles hospital.






1996-2015
Aftermath.

Early 1996
Jeffrey Lee Pierce moves to a horrible Comfort Inn hotel on Highland Ave, lets some hookers stay with him who rob him of everything including his cowboy boots. Jeff then moves to his father's house Salt Lake City (UT).


March 1996
US NY,New York City. Kid Congo Powers asks Peter Aaron [Chrome Cranks] to join a new line-up of the Gun Club. Peter suggests to get Bob Bert [also Chrome Cranks] on drums. Jeffrey was about to move to New York to record an album and do some gigs.

"Jeffrey at one point was dying and I had some free time to hang with my brother and I was watching him die. [..] Jeffrey and I, at one point we were going to start a band. Jeffrey wouldn't do that with just anybody. As many great people as Jeffrey was surrounded by he could have started a band with, he chose me. [..] So he started playing a bunch of songs and I recorded them on a micro cassette player, and part of the music from the eulogy, which is the song 'Jeffrey Lee Pierce', was one of the last riffs he played for me.[..] So he plays the song, I record it (for the OFF! second EP) and I hang out with him up in Salt Lake City at his dad's house. I was up there for about a week and I left and a couple of weeks later he fell over in the bathroom and he was dead." Keith Morris [Circle Jerks/OFF!], interviewed for The Quietus, September 5th, 2011.


25-Mar-96
US UT,Salt Lake City,Jeff's father's house,Jeffrey Lee Pierce is found unconcious and rushed to hospital where he remains in a coma until he dies on 31-Mar-96 from a brain haemorrhage/stroke. Incidentally this date was the deadline he had been given by Henry Rollins' publishing company (2.13.61) for finishing his "Go Tell The Mountain" book.


1998-present
US. From 1998 till 2002 Kid Congo Powers plays guitar in The Knoxville Girls. Line-up: Jerry Teel (vocals, guitar), Kid Congo Powers (guitar), Jack Martin (guitar), Barry London (organ) and Bob Bert (drums). In 2005 he forms his own band Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds. Current line-up: Kid Congo Powers (vocals, guitar), Mark Cisneros (guitar), Kiki Solis (bass) and Ron Miller (drums). They're a cool band, have already 7 albums out and tour a lot.


08-Jun-08
UK London. Former drummer of The Gun Club, Nick Sanderson (born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire on 22nd April 1961) dies of lung cancer. The last few years of his life he worked as a train engine driver on the Brighton to London line. Sanderson's father had held a senior position in what was then named British Rail. Nick is survived by Romi Mori, his partner of more than a decade, and a five-year-old son.


2010-present
UK Surbiton. Former drummer of The Gun Club and Fur Bible, Peter Kablean joins Genie In The Jukebox, a rock-based band who perform a selection of popular classics - both rock and ballads - and an eclectic mix of music by The Beatles, Kate Bush, Jefferson Airplane, Nirvana, Rolling Stones plus original compositions.


12-Aug-10
US Terry Graham, drummer in The Gun Club (on and off from June 1980 - November 1984) reaches the goal for his crowfunded project "Punk Like Me...liner notes for a revolution that never happened" book. An inside account of the original punk rock music scene in Hollywood, 1977-1985. 96 people funded his project for a total amount of $3,873. Backers contributed between $10 and $150 each. Seven years later, in August 2017, the book was finally published by Lost Word Press.



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