On this day in 1986, R.E.M. performed at the University Of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. During the song “Seven Chinese Brothers,” someone from the audience jumped up on stage and tried to grab Peter Buck’s guitar. He was unsuccessful, but he managed to escape back into the crowd. Peter immediately tore off his guitar and jumped in after him. From the stage Mike Mills yelled: “If anybody sees that guy, grab him and bring him backstage after the show.” And Michael Stipe commented: “So the Republicans won in this state, huh?” After a few minutes, Peter made his way back on stage and the crowd cheered. He re-tuned his guitar, and the band started into the Velvet Underground song “Femme Fatale.” Today we have a live recording of R.E.M. performing “Femme Fatale.”
On Saturday one of my favorite bands, NEW BAD THINGS, reunited at Slabtown in Portland, OR. It was a great show! They played two full sets!
Here is video from the show. Enjoy!
On this day in 2002 Tullycraft performed 18 songs (maybe our longest set ever) at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard, WA. Chris broke five strings during the performance.
Here is a live performance of “Glitter & Twang” from John Richard’s show on KEXP from around the same time.
Inspired by the 1965 album Beach Boys’ Party! and the BMX Bandits, on this day in 2004 Tullycraft gathered some friends at Chris Munford’s house and together we recorded the song “Molly’s Got A Crush On Us.” This song appeared on our 2005 album Disenchanted Hearts Unite.
Today we have Casper and the Cookies performing the song “Who Needs What.” The Tullycraft version of this song can be found on the Beat Surf Fun album.
Today we have Jimmy & Dana performing the song “Wish I’d Kept a Scrapbook.” The Tullycraft version of this song appeared on our first album, Old Traditions, New Standards.