Wednesday, June 13, 2012

13 Avengers live shows (1977-79 + 2010)


Many thanks to Brett (Noise Addiction II blog : rare stuff, live bootlegs and hidden rock gems).

Information about the 77-79 shows copied from the original Noise Addiction blog, with the permission of the author.

June 2012 Penelope Houston interview

PART 1 : 1977

Here's the Avengers recorded live at the end of 1977 on a show opening for Talking Heads. The Liars were the other opening band. This is recorded from the audience but the sound is very good.

Avengers gigography
James Wilsey interview

1977-12-10 @ Keystone, Palo Alto
01. Desperation
02. We Are The One
03. I Believe In Me (on Died For Your Sins CD)
04. Paint It Black [Rolling Stones]

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PART 2 : 1978

Four live Avengers shows here from the first half of 1978. All songs here have seen the light of day on various records and CDs apart from the cover of The Who's Substitute and a mystery song called Run. At the Winterland show they opened for The Sex Pistols and is a radio broadcast. The other three shows are audience recordings and are all good quality. The date or the venue on the fourth show is incorrect as it doesn't match with the Avengers gigography. But I'll list it as I received it.

The Winterland show can be bought HERE in top quality with the complete last track.

1978-01-14 @ Winterland, San Francisco
01. The American In Me
02. Desperation
03. Paint It Black [Rolling Stones]
04. Friends Of Mine
05. Open Your Eyes
06. No Martyr
07. Teenage Rebel
08. Crazy Homicide
09. End Of The World
10. Summer Of Hate
11. We Are The One
12. I Believe In Me
13. Car Crash (cut)

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1978-02-26 @ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco [from cassette tape]
01. Teenage Rebel
02. Open Your Eyes
03. No Martyr
04. Friends Of Mine
05. White Nigger
06. Desperation
07. End Of The World
08. The American In Me
09. Substitute [The Who]
10. We Are The One
11. I Believe In Me
12. Jokers Wild [Ventures]
13. Paint It Black [Rolling Stones]
14. Car Crash
15. Crazy Homicide

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1978-04-28 @ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco [from cassette tape]
01. The American In Me
02. Open Your Eyes
03. No Martyr
04. Friends Of Mine
05. Thin White Line
06. Desperation
07. The Good The Bad The Kowalskis
08. White Nigger
09. Teenage Rebel
10. We Are The One
11. I Believe In Me
12. Run
13. Car Crash

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1978-05-14 @ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco [from cassette tape]
01. Thin White Rope
02. Money [Barrett Strong]
03. White Nigger
04. Open Your Eyes
05. No Martyr
06. The Good The Bad And The Kowalskis
07. The American In Me
08. Teenage Rebel
09. Desperation
10. We Are The One
11. Car Crash
12. Joker's Wild [Ventures]
13. Paint It Black [Rolling Stones]

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PART 3 : 1978 (continued)

Here's three more Avengers shows from 1978. I only have these two songs from this Mab show and have never been able to track down the complete show. The Whiskey show is a little special because it has the rare songs Night Ride and Flames Of Evil plus an Eddie Cochran cover and also an extended jam on I Want In. The song Flames of Evil is the same music as the song on the Died For Your Sins CD titled Something's Wrong but with different lyrics. The Aito's show is also special because of some rare songs. On October 23, 1978 The Avengers were in the studio recording 4 songs with former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. Out of that collaboration The Avengers added two Steve Jones songs to their set - Second To None (recorded by The Professionals as 1,2,3) and Lonely Girl (recorded by Steve Jones and Paul Cook as Lonely Boy for The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle soundtrack). And, there is also the mystery track Promised Land. All three shows were recorded from the audience but the sound is good on all of them.

1978-06-04 @ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco [from cassette tape]
01. No Martyr
02. We Are The One

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1978-08-04 @ Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood (2nd Set) [from cassette tape]
01. We Are The One
02. Night Ride
03. Flames Of Evil
04. Desperation
05. I Want In
06. Money [Barrett Strong]
07. Uh Oh
08. Thin White Line
09. The American In Me
10. White Nigger
11. Open Your Eyes
12. I Believe In Me
13. C'mon Everybody [Eddie Cochran]
14. Car Crash

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1978-10-27 @ Aito's, Berkeley [from cassette tape]
01. The American In Me
02. Open Your Eyes
03. Uh Oh
04. No Martyr
05. Lonely Girl [Steve Jones/Avengers]
06. Thin White Line
07. Promised Land
08. End Of The World
09. White Nigger
10. Second To None [Steve Jones/Avengers]
11. I Believe In Me
12. C'mon Everybody [Eddie Cochran]
13. Car Crash

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PART 4 : 1979

At the end of 1978 original Avengers guitarist left and was replaced by Brad Kent from Vancouver Canada who had been a past member of D.O.A. and a couple other bands.  On all these shows they are playing new songs co-written with Brad Kent. On the Geary Temple show the play the rare song Lonely Girl plus a Velvet Underground cover. The Geary and Mab shows are both audience recordings so the quality is a little rough but still listenable. The Old Waldorf show is a radio broadcast and tracks 3 to 11 have been officially released on the The American In Me CD so you should buy it for the superior sound quality. The sound quality here is good.

Brad Kent interview

1979-03-24 @ Geary Temple, San Francisco [from cassette tape]
01. Release Me
02. The American In Me
03. Lonely Girl [Steve Jones/Avengers]
04. Zero Hour
05. Corpus Christie
06. Cheap Tragedies
07. White Nigger
08. Uh Oh
09. Second To None [Steve Jones/Avengers]
10. I Believe In Me
11. Beginning To See The Light [Velvet Underground]
12. Car Crash

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1979-05-23 @ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco [from cassette tape]
01. Corpus Christie
02. The American In Me
03. Cheap Tragedies
04. Uh Oh
05. Zero Hour
06. Release Me
07. Misery (Finger On The Trigger)
08. White Nigger
09. Second To None [Steve Jones/Avengers]
10. I Believe In Me
11. We Are The One

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1979-06-13 @ Old Waldorf, San Francisco [from cassette tape]
01. Second To None [Steve Jones/Avengers]
02. White Nigger
03. Cheap Tragedies
04. Zero Hour
05. Uh Oh
06. Corpus Christi
07. Release Me
08. The Misery (Finger On The Trigger)
09. Time To Die
10. The American In Me

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+ BONUS SHOW : 2010

This one has been ripped from a bootleg DVD by yours truly.

2010-11-07 @ Echoplex, Los Angeles (Part Time Punks  Frontier 30th Party)
01. We Are The One
02. Thin White Line
03. Teenage Rebel
04. Open Your Eyes
05. Corpus Christi
06. Uh Oh
07. Cheap Tragedies
08. White Nigger
09. Second To None
10. Car Crash
11. Paint It Black
12. The American In Me

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5 comments:

  1. Avengers at the Masque
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9ZrQ33NbSbY

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  2. Thanks for re-posting all these shows.

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  3. thanx very much, i love this band.. :-)

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