Venue: Iota Cafe
Location: Arlington Virginia USA
Ah, where to begin? Pat was approachable and genuinely glad to see me and my friends as I sheepishly asked him to sign the sleeve of my DG CD sleeve. I mentioned that it took me 13 years and roaming the country to find it. He said not even HE had a copy of that. If I find another I'll send it to him. The AEUK were politely brief and were accompanied on a coupla songs by a tall and familiarly loping bass player in a mask. Another masked man remarkably slim must have gained permission to play max's guitar, somehow. I begged him to play Richmond, VA next time. I'll book the gig myself, but still well worth four hours of driving The set list, you ask? Forgive me I did not write it all down but talked them out of an original copy. Pat did a few inbetween. FOREVER was one and RAINBOW . Anyone else out there remember?
They were sold out of the Max albums but the GUESTPASS CD was quite interesting. Overall, a damned fine show by performers having as good a time as we were...EXCELLENT! Special Thanks to Mr. Valentine and Dave Whittemore for their extra touches. They made for quite a happy ending for my group.
Yes! It was a great show. The venue was much smaller than the Wetlands but the crowd had plenty of energy - there were many encores. Pat was amused by the couple of people dancing to the left of the stage. My friend, who until now has heard very little JBC, was much impressed and ended up staying until the end despite the fact that she was falling asleep. I happened to be buying a beer at the same time as Mr. Fish himself so I talked to him for a few moments. Very exciting. He claims he's heard of me because of the tribute project, so I'm famous too
All in all, a great show. New tunes, old tunes, many beers, good food, everything is wonderful. I didn't think to write the setlist down, but here's some that I remember, in no apparent order:
Partytime, Don't Let Me Keep You, Drink, Who Loves You Now?, Human Jungle, Diamorphine, Girlfriend, Mr. Odd, Niagara, Come On,Marie, Rosemarie, Sweetwater, She's On Drugs, Bigfoot Motel, Caroline Wheeler's Birthday Present, She's a YoYo, Take the Skinheads Bowling, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Soul Happy Hour, Baby It's You, Girls Who Keep Goldfish... Hmm... that's a lot of songs. I could be wrong. Perhaps somebody actually kept track?
I made it to that show, as did my recently deceased mom, may she rest in peace. First, I want to thank you for putting the picture of Max & I, and Pat & I on the site, and giving my mom credit for the photos.
For those who were there, they will remember the iguana on Owen's drum set. For those that missed it, well I feel sorry for you. My mother and I went to Philly, this one, then travelled up to New York. After Pat soloed his way through what he called "pussy music ( I like Girls who keep goldfish)" he brought the band on to "do a rock." A mixture of old classics and some of the new songs. I particularly liked Diamorphine. I remember Max was sick at the time, I hope he is ok now, well you are all ok. If I remember correctly (it's 2018) the show ended with Zombie Love.
I have turned many other people on to your music and they all approve. If the band gets to see this I want to thank them most sincerely for signing all of my extensive JBC vinyl and Cd's, putting up the photos, & maintaining touch. Owen sent me a tape of Shakespeare & the Bible, mom loved that.
I was recently homeless for a few years, not any more, but made my $ by busking with a melodica, then a casio keyboard. Since I played some of your older songs (college town and they drink a lot), do I owe you guys any royalties?
- 1. Partytime
- 2. What's The Matter, Boy?
- 3. Baby, It's You ( Max Eider )
- 4. Don't Let Me Keep You ( Owen Jones )
- 5. D.R.I.N.K.
- 6. The Human Jungle
- 7. Who Loves You Now?
- 8. Diamorphine
- 9. Girlfriend
- 10. Mr. Odd
- 11. Niagara
- 12. Rosemarie ( Max Eider )
- 13. Sleepwalking
- 14. Soul Happy Hour
- 15. She's On Drugs
- 16. Come on, Marie
- 17. Sweetwater
- 18. Bigfoot Motel
- 19. Caroline Wheeler's Birthday Present
- 20. She's A Yo-Yo
- 21. Over The Rainbow (Arlen/Hamburg)
- 22. Forever