11: Big Star Played There

Fall 1992

Harvey flies solo this week as Jeff remained without power in Memphis because of storm damage. We look back at a three night run in Fall 1992. The first two shows we cover haven’t really circulated digitally. It’s interesting to hear the band at an interesting stage in their development. Fresh off of the first HORDE tour and a lengthy tour out west, we pick things up as they come back south.

A Wednesday night on Beale Street in Memphis, a Thursday night on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and a Friday night at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Viriginia are our venues this week. Also of note are three different, solid openers: Junior Kimbrough, The Samples, and the Gibb Droll Band.

In the meantime, we all look forward to Jeff’s return for episode 12 next week.

Links below go to whole show streams from Panicstream.

30 September 1992 – Memphis, TN – Omni New Daisy
Ain’t No Use > Papa’s Home > Makes Sense to Me
Mercy > Jam > Bowlegged Woman, Space Wrangler
Source: Unknown AUD > Sony D5

1 October 1992 – Nashville, TN – Memorial Hall, Vanderbilt Univ.
Fishwater, I’m Not Alone > Worry
Better Off > Love Tractor
Source: Unknown AUD > Sony D5

2 October 1992 – Lexington, VA – Washington & Lee University
Diner > Send Your Mind > Chilly Water
Source: Nakamichi cm300/cp4 > Teac DA-P20