Posts Tagged ‘Capital Theatre’

R.E.M. – Gardening At Night
Recorded Live: 6/9/1984 – Capitol Theatre – Passaic, NJ

R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck explained to Q magazine in 1992: “There was an old guy in my neighbourhood who would be out gardening at 2am in his suit and tie. I’d see him when I was out trying to get a beer at the Magic Mart or somewhere. It’s basically a metaphor for the uselessness of everything.”

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19.09.78 Passaic, NJ, intro to ´Darkness on the Edge of Town´
´´Thank you….this is uh….this is for my friend Dominic who´s at home listening….or, I guess, I wish he was at home listening….and I just wanna let you know that we´re all with you and at one time or another everybody´s got to drive through the darkness on the edge of town….. and I know you´re gonna make it….”

19.09.78 Passaic, NJ, intro to ´Independence Day´
´´(?) it´s not my birthday yet (chuckles)….don´t rush it, don´t rush it, alright ? (chuckles)…. this is uh, this is a song I wrote, uh, it was originally gonna be on the ´Darkness´-album…. and I guess will be on the next one, this is called, uh, ´Independence Day´….”

19.09.78 Passaic, NJ, intro to ´Racing in the Street´
´´This is….for anybody out there driving around listening to this in their car….and this is for Barbara, I hope you get, get well real soon out there, Barbara…..so we can go racing in the street…. ”

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19.09.78 Passaic, NJ, intro to ´Thunder Road´
´´There was this….there was this Robert Mitchum movie…..and it was about these moonshine runners down south….and I never saw the movie, I only saw the poster in the lobby at the theater (chuckles) and I took the title and I wrote this song but I didn´t….I didn´t think that there was ever a place that was like….that was like what I wrote in this song (?) you know, didn´t know if there was or not….and uh….we were out in the desert….over the summertime…..driving, driving to Nevada and we came upon this, this house on the side of the road this indian had built…..had a big picture of Geronimo out front with ´Landlord´, said ´Landlord´ over the top, had a big sign, said ´This is the land of peace, love, justice and no mercy´….and it pointed down this little road, said ´Thunder Road´….this is for Matty….”

19.09.78 Passaic, NJ, intro to ´Meeting Across the River´
´´What is this ?….can I open this right now ?….this better not be embarrassing, this thing….is the present here ?….ooh, socks and underwear (chuckles)….so nice, thank you….it fits too, how´d you know my head was so big, huh ?….I´ll check this out too….oh, ´Your bankaccount is overdrawn´, no (chuckles)….oh, for you…..what´s this, the Declaration of Independence (?)….what a likeness, right ?….it´s from the Islanders, alright….thank you, Vinny, North Long Branch….alright, this is for, uh….(?)….we´re on the radio, people can´t see these things…. Clarence, stop that (chuckles) hold up the ´Applause´-sign one more time, alright (chuckles) (cheers) ok, put it down (crowd quiets down) hold it up (cheers)(crowd quiets down)(cheers) oh, that works great (chuckles)….alright, this is, uh, this is for the New York City folks that treated us so good at the Garden and stuff and this is for Eddie and the guys from the Bronx ….”

19.09.78 Passaic, NJ, middle of ´Backstreets´
´´Baby, I remember you….baby, I remember you….standing on the corner….standing on the corner….of Kingsley Avenue….with your hair all up high….with your hair all up high (?)…. with an eye for every….boy that was passing you by….and I swore that for you I´d drive…. for you, little girl, I´d drive all night long….little girl, I´d drive all night long…..little girl, I´d drive all night long….just to buy you some shoes….and to taste your tender charms….to have you hold me in your arms….for just one kiss…..and a look from your sad eyes….a look from your sad eyes…..you had such lonely sad eyes and all the time they was crying, crying, crying, crying….all the time they was crying, crying, crying, crying….little girl, they was crying….and me, I was so ready to be your fool….I thought somehow that I could stop all your crying, maybe somehow I could stop your crying, maybe somehow I could stop your crying, but I didn´t know….I didn´t know….that baby´d been lying….baby´d been lying…. little girl, you´d been lying….little girl, you´d been lying….little girl, you were ly-ly-ly-ly-lying….your pretty li-li-li-lies, all them little li-li-li-lies…..and now you´re back…..well, baby, I´m back too….and I´ve been out…..and I´ve seen some things….about me, about you, and I found out….we´ve got to stop, little girl, we´ve got to stop, little girl, we´ve got to stop, little girl, we´ve got to stop, little girl, we´ve got to stop, little girl, we´ve got to stop, little girl, we´ve got to stop, little girl, we´ve got to stop, little girl, we´ve got to STOP !….”

19.09.78 Passaic, NJ, intro to ´Sandy´
´´This is uh….this is for everybody from Sea Bright and Long Branch…..(?)….somehow I´ve lived in every one of those places (chuckles)….this is for Vinny down at the Islander….all the guys from North Beach….Dominic, and this is for everybody who´s still back in Asbury Park ….”

19.09.78 Passaic, NJ, middle of ´Raise Your Hand´
´´What ?….are you talking to me ? (cheers)….well, I´m talking to you…..in Boston, in Providence, in Worchester, in Hartford, in New York, in Philadelphia, in Baltimore, in Washington D.C, in New Jersey….are you talking to me ? (cheers) are you talking to me ? (cheers) if you´re talking to me, you better talk loud….and raise your hand…..”

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1. Good Rockin’ Tonight *
2. Badlands
3. Streets of Fire
4. Spirit in the Night
5. Darkness on the Edge of Town
6. Independence Day
7. The Promised Land
8. Prove It All Night
9. Racing in the Street
10.Thunder Road
11. Meeting Across the River
12. Jungleland
13. Kitty’s Back
14. Fire
15. Candy’s Room
16. Because the Night
17. Point Blank
18. Not Fade Away
19. She’s the One
20. Backstreets
21. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
22. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
23. Born to Run *
24. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
25. Detroit Medley
26. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
27. Raise Your Hand
28. Twist and Shout *

* Taken from September 20, 1978 performance. All other songs from September 19, 1978.

Van Morrison – Full Concert
Recorded Live: 6/10/1979 at the Capitol Theatre (Passaic, NJThe Capitol Theatre was an entertainment venue located at the intersection of Monroe Street and Central Avenue in Passaic, New Jersey. Built in 1926 as a vaudeville house, the Capitol later served as a movie theater (in its later years a XXX movie theatre) and (after John Scher bought the property) a venue for rock concerts.This concert from 1979, came from the period of albums like Wavelength, and Into The Music. We also get some of his hits from earlier albums.
His band, sounding great, is on fire this evening. Many of the band members have played with Van Morrison for several years, and it shows.

Highlights: Into The Mystic, Full Force Gale, Moondance and a great version of I’ve Been Working. Oh and I also have to mention when Wavelength seques into Tupelo Honey,

Setlist
0:00:00 – Kingdom Hall
0:03:30 – Bright Side Of The Road
0:07:21 – Here Comes The Night
0:11:33 – Into The Mystic
0:14:45 – You Make Me Feel So Free
0:19:12 – Warm Love
0:22:09 – Call Me Up In Dreamland
0:26:27 – It’s All In The Game
0:33:08 – Ain’t Nothing You Can Do
0:37:18 – Angeliou
0:46:21 – Full Force Gale
0:49:15 – Moondance
0:53:39 – Moonshine Whiskey (Incomplete)
0:57:44 – Wavelength / Tupelo Honey
1:11:20 – I’ve Been Working
1:15:04 – Troubadours
1:20:16 – Brown Eyed Girl
1:24:35 – Gloria

Throughout the 1970s and into the mid-1980s, the 3,200 seat theatre was a popular stop on nearly every major rock artist’s tour. The venue was known for its in house video system which resulted in a number of good quality, black and white video bootlegs. After it closed, the building fell into disrepair and it was demolished in April 1991.

Van Morrison – lead vocals, guitar
Katie Kissoon – vocals
Herbie Armstrong – guitar, vocals
John Platania – guitar
David Hayes – bass
Pete Wingfield – keyboards
Mark Isham – trumpet
Tony Marcus – violin, keyboards
Pee Wee Ellis – saxophone
Peter Van Hooke – drums

Gene Clark & Roger McGuinn – Full Concert Recorded Live: 3/4/1978 – Capitol Theatre (Passaic, NJ) This is a very fine set, good songs from Gene Clark and Roger McGuinn who also played together in The Byrds and some very fine covers, among them three Bob Dylan songs are included.

Setlist:
1 – Release Me Girl
2 – Silver Raven
3 – Don’t You Write Her Off
4 – Jolly Roger
5 – Chestnut Mare
6 – Crazy Ladies
7 – You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
8 – Lover Of The Bayou
9 – Train Leaves Here This Morning
10 – Mr. Tambourine Man
11 – Bag Full Of Money
12 – Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
13 – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
14 – So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star
15 – Eight Miles High
16 – Band Exit

thanks to alldylan.com

brucepassiac

Bruce Springsteen has played over a thousand shows across the last four decades, nearly all of which will live forever in the hearts and memories of the fans who attended. However, there are a handful of shows that are so well-known and legendary that they are referred to simply by one name: Agora, Passaic, and Winterland. These shows have become part of a Springsteen fans vernacular and used as a point of reference when discussing just about every aspect of Bruces career. These abbreviations of course refer to the following concerts Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band performed in the wake of the Darkness album in 1978. Agora: The Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH, August 9, 1978; Passaic: Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, September 19, 1978; Winterland: The Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, December 15, 1978.

In addition to all being from the same tour, they were also all broadcast live on the radio. And they were transmitted through the surrounding areas the Agora show was heard throughout the Mid West; Passiac was heard up and down the Northeast, and Winterland was broadcast in Northern California up through Seattle, Washington – indeed all areas that had supported Bruce in the first five years of his recording career, and through extended time between the Born to Run album and its 1978 follow-up, Darkness on the Edge of Town.

The show presented on this 3 CD set, as performed in Passaic, New Jersey, on September 19th 1978, is perhaps the best of the bunch. Played on the first night of a 3 date run at the Capitol Theatre, it was the night before Bruces birthday on the 20th, and the party mood had begun now available through Amazon.

Talking Heads – Full Concert Here’s some excellent — and essential — Friday viewing: a complete, 80-minute Talking Heads concert from 1980 that was shot on multiple cameras.
The show was held at the Capitol Theatre in Passiac, New Jersey, one of the few mid-sized concert halls equipped with in house multi-camera video system at the time.

This Rare concert footage of Talking Heads performing during their legendary Remain in Light trek has been unearthed after 35 years. featuring the“Afro-funk orchestra” and guitar god Adrian Belew. Filmed four years before the band’s concert film Stop Making Sense, this 80-minute performance was taped in stark black-and-white at Passiac, New Jersey’s Capitol Theatre on November 4, 1980. The show came less than a month after the quartet released their landmark Remain in Light, and five of the gig’s 14 songs are culled from that album.

Songs like “Houses In Motion” and “Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)” take on a rawer, more frenetic guise on the stage, with the Talking Heads – then at the peak of their powers – aided onstage by King Crimson’s Adrian Belew, who contributes Fripp-ian guitar to the Remain in Light tracks. Parliament-Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell – who performed with the Talking Heads live throughout the Eighties – also appeared at the Passaic show.

Watch the video below via the Music Vault, a site that has remastered and uploaded thousands of old concert videos.
Setlist:
0:00:00 – Psycho Killer, 0:05:45 – Warning Sign, 0:11:34 – Stay Hungry, 0:15:25 – Cities, 0:20:10 – I Zimbra, 0:24:41 – Drugs
0:29:23 – Once In A Lifetime, 0:35:11 – Animals, 0:39:28 – Houses In Motion, 0:45:56 – Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
0:53:05 – Crosseyed And Painless, 0:59:30 – Life During Wartime, 1:04:56 – Take Me To The River, 1:11:02 – The Great Curve

Recorded Live: 11/4/1980 – Capitol Theatre (Passaic, NJ)

For me, the apex of the Talking Heads’ career was, hands down, Remain in Light and the subsequent tour with the expanded “Afro-funk orchestra”  line-up featuring future King Crimson guitar god Adrian Belew wringing all kinds of impossible noises out of his guitar. When the band released their (excellent) Chronology DVD in 2011, it included a clip of an astonishing 1980 performance of “Crosseyed and Painless” taped at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ, probably one of the few mid-sized concert halls of that era to have installed a multi-camera video system. Where there’s one number, there tends to be, you know, an entire show, as I and many other Talking Heads fans mused upon seeing that tantalizing excerpt and now the whole thing was posted recently at the Talking Heads page at Music Vault.

Setlist:
0:00:00 – Psycho Killer
0:05:45 – Warning Sign
0:11:34 – Stay Hungry
0:15:25 – Cities
0:20:10 – I Zimbra
0:24:41 – Drugs
0:29:23 – Once In A Lifetime
0:35:11 – Animals
0:39:28 – Houses In Motion
0:45:56 – Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
0:53:05 – Crosseyed And Painless
0:59:30 – Life During Wartime
1:04:56 – Take Me To The River
1:11:02 – The Great Curve

Personnel:
David Byrne – lead vocals, guitar
Jerry Harrison – guitar, keyboards, vocals
Tina Weymouth – bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals
Chris Frantz – drums, vocals
Adrian Belew – lead guitar, vocals
Bernie Worrell – keyboards
Busta Cherry Jones – bass
Steve Scales – percussion
Dolette McDonald – vocals

This setlist is as good as any Talking Heads show ever got and the build up to the synapse-burning finale of “The Great Curve” makes this my favorite long form Talking Heads show.  This is so… fresh and joyful sounding. Timeless. If this doesn’t provide you with some sort of MASSIVE eargasm, you simply don’t like music. Or maybe you fear it?

springsteen passiac

Bruce Springsteen and the E.Street Band live at the Capital Theatre, Passiac in New Jersey September 19th 1978. another show that is famous in the live shows of Springsteen and the E.St Band recorded by the radio station WNEW FM this is another 3cd set available now through Amazon,

1. Good Rockin’ Tonight *
2. Badlands
3. Streets of Fire
4. Spirit in the Night
5. Darkness on the Edge of Town
6. Independence Day
7. The Promised Land
8. Prove It All Night
9. Racing in the Street
10.Thunder Road
11. Meeting Across the River
12. Jungleland
13. Kitty’s Back
14. Fire
15. Candy’s Room
16. Because the Night
17. Point Blank
18. Not Fade Away
19. She’s the One
20. Backstreets
21. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
22. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
23. Born to Run *
24. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
25. Detroit Medley
26. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
27. Raise Your Hand
28. Twist and Shout *

* Taken from September 20th, 1978 performance. All other songs from September 19th, 1978.