Johnny Thunders at Irving Plaza (02-15-1986)


On February 15th, 1986, Johnny Thunders played at Irving Plaza! In 1985, the former member of the New York Dolls and The Heartbreakers released Que Sera Sera, a collection of new songs with his then band The Black Cats, and "Crawfish", a duet with former Snatch vocalist Patti Palladin. According to my research, this tour was originally scheduled for late 1985, but was rescheduled to start on February 13th, 1986 in Philadelphia. I haven’t listened to the tape the whole way through yet, but Thunders is apparently joined by James Brown's horn section towards the end of the show.


Set list:

  1. Blame It On Mom

  2. M.I.A.

  3. Little Bit Of Whore

  4. Too Much Junkie Bizness

  5. I Can Tell

  6. Personality Crisis

  7. 14th St. Beat

  8. Joey Joey

  9. I Only Wrote This Song For You

  10. You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory

  11. Cool Operator

  12. Bright Lights Big City

  13. Gloria

  14. Help Me

  15. Help Me (Conclusion)

  16. Give Her A Great Big Kiss

  17. In The Midnight Hour

  18. Don't You Just Know It

  19. Don't Mess With Cupid

  20. Stepping Stone

  21. Pipeline

  22. Hoochie Coochie Man