Alright! I will admit: we’re way behind the 8 ball on this one – circumstances being as crazy as they are right now – but we’re still cranking! This is the first draft of songs you should start practicing over the weekend. At the bottom, I’ll add some other *potentials* that we’re hoping to get to, but reserve the right to act w/discretion instead of valor toward.
We’re sweetening the deal a little bit this time, though, by also opening up the floor to do some of our own songs with us. We can play MOST of all of the songs off any TL/Rx record, so we’re gonna cap the sign up sheet at a number, instead of choosing specific titles, BUT there are some stumpers even in our own catalog, so I have to also say, that if you wanted to sing, for instance… “Squeaky Fingers,” it’s probably not gonna happen.
BUT we *may* also open our own catalog up to people who want play the instruments instead of just sing, so theoretically, we could randomly wind up with an entire new band on stage playing “Rude Boys” or something… So get your chops up!
AND I swear by all that is evil and unholy that if you break any of our shit on the eve of our touring, I will bash YOU like a piñata, and scatter your offal to the sturgeon trolling the grimy floor of the East River!
(but seriously, be careful)
There’ll be somewhere easy to spot with someone friendly to work with starting the sign-up process right at doors, and it’ll be first come, first serve.
TEARS FOR FEARS – Everybody Wants to Rule the World
OUTFIELD – Your Love (we couldn’t not do this one again – it’s too fun to play)
ROD STEWART – Maggie Mae
AC/DC – Dirty Deeds
LOOKING GLASS – Brandi
B52s – Private Idaho
BLACK FLAG – Rise Above
X – We’re Desperate
MISFITS – Anglefuck
THE CLASH – Tommy Gun
THE DEAD KENNEDYS – Nazi Punks Fuck Off
CRASS – Do They Owe us a Living?
THE JAM – In the City
BLITZ – Someone’s Gonna Die
THE DAMNED – Neat Neat Neat
KELLY CLARKSON – Since you Been Gone
THE “B” LIST OF STUFF WE MAY OR MAY NOT GET TO:
GINUINE – Pony
THE BEATLES -Helter Skelter
HUMBLE PIE – 30 Days in the Hole
TENOR SAW – Ring the Alarm
MC5 – American Ruse
HEART – Barracuda
BERTIE HIGGINS – Key Largo
QUEEN – Fat Bottomed Girls
DANZIG – Mother
PINK FAIRIES – Do It!
“Don’t think about it – DO IT!”
Oh – and one last thing to say – since this is celebration of the release of this new album, we want to be able to let some of the people working behind the scenes with us get in on the act, so I have to be honest and tell you up front that 2 or 3 songs might get assigned ahead of time to 2 or 3 super special people in our lives; but I seriously do mean only 2 or 3 (if it happens at all) – I just wanna be up front about the process with you, since you’re all important parts of the equation as well. This is gonna be fun!!