The Replacements at Beacon Theater (07-23-1987)


On July 23, 1987, The Replacements played at the Beacon Theater on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  The Mats played a marathon 28 song set that included favorites from across their discography and a whole bunch of covers.  The band played multiple shows in the NYC area in July 1987, including The Chance in Poughkeepsie on July 18th and The Stone Pony in Asbury Park on July 25th.  The band had also just released the fifth studio album, "Pleased To Meet Me," in June 1987.  Their set included some great songs from that record, including "Alex Chilton," "Nightclub Jitters," and "Can't Hardly Wait!"

Set list:

Full ad for the show courtesy of Darren Viola

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  1. Hold My Life
  2. Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson cover) 
  3. Bastards Of Young 
  4. Nightclub Jitters 
  5. The Ledge 
  6. Waitress In The Sky 
  7. Kiss Me On The Bus
  8. Another Girl, Another Planet (The Only Ones) 
  9. I Will Dare 
  10. Within Your Reach
  11. Can’t Hardly Wait 
  12. Never Mind 
  13. Born in The USA (Bruce Springsteen)
  14. Little Mascara
  15. Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Sones) 
  16. California Sun (The Rivieras) 
  17. September Gurls (Big Star) 
  18. Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out
  19. I Can Help (Elvis Presley/Billy Swan) 
  20. Black Diamond (Kiss) 
  21. Gary’s Got A Boner 
  22. Fuckin’ around 
  23. If Only You Were Lonely
  24. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) (Edison Lighthouse) 
  25. Rebel Rebel (David Bowie)
  26. Whipping Post (Allman Brothers)
  27. Left Of The Dial 
  28. Alex Chilton