Big Black Live Guide

1987

01/02/87 - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI
Set
    Fists Of Love Big Money L Dopa Dead Billy Cables Pigeon Kill Kerosene Steelworker Ugly American Jordan, Minnesota Deep Six

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B+


01/04/87 - CBGB's, New York, NY
Set
    Fists Of Love Big Money Ready Men Dead Billy Cables Pigeon Kill Kerosene Steelworker L Dopa Jordan, Minnesota In My House RIP

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: VHS(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / A-
    • An inferior DVD transfer is circulating that also includes a show with Flipper.



01/10/87 - Cafe Voltaire, Milwaukee, WI
Set
    Fists Of Love Big Money Ready Men Dead Billy Cables Pigeon Kill L Dopa Steelworker Kerosene Ugly American Jordan, Minnesota Deep Six Bad Penny RIP

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A
    • This might be from a broadcast.

Other Performers
    Couch Flambeau



01/19/87 - I-Beam, San Fransisco, CA
Other Performers
    Jane's Addiction



02/06/87 - University of London Union, London, United Kingdom
Set
    Fists Of Love Big Money L Dopa Dead Billy Cables Pigeon Kill Kerosene Steelworker Bad Penny Jordan, Minnesota Rema Rema Ugly American RIP

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / B+

Other Performers
    Head of David Bambi Slam



03/22/87 - First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Set
    Fists Of Love Big Money Passing Complexion Dead Billy Cables L Dopa Pigeon Kill Kerosene Steelworker Bad Penny Jordan, Minnesota

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B+


03/28/87 - The Showbox, Seattle, WA
Set
    Fists Of Love Big Money Passing Complexion Dead Billy Cables L Dopa Pigeon Kill Kerosene Steelworker Bad Penny Jordan, Minnesota

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B+



04/25/87 - Hale's Gym (Oberlin College), Oberlin, OH
Set
    Fists Of Love Big Money Passing Complexion Dead Billy Cables L Dopa Pigeon Kill Kerosene Steelworker Bad Penny Jordan, Minnesota

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B+


05/24/87 - Zachary Taylor Hall, Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana, KY
Other Performers
    Rifle Sport Urge Overkill Solution Unknown Slint



07/04/87 - Cafe Voltaire, Milwaukee, WI
Other Performers
    Couch Flambeau The Army

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video



07/18/87 - Knopf's Music Hall, Hamburg, West Germany
Set
    Pavement Saw Fists Of Love Big Money Passing Complexion Dead Billy Cables L Dopa Fish Fry Kerosene Steelworker Bad Penny Pigeon Kill Jordan, Minnesota The Model RIP Rema Rema

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 75 min / A+


07/19/87 - Zeche, Bochum, West Germany
Set
    Pavement Saw Fists Of Love Big Money Passing Complexion Dead Billy Cables L Dopa Fish Fry Kerosene Steelworker Bad Penny Pigeon Kill Jordan, Minnesota The Model RIP I'm A Mess

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / B
    • "Pigeon Kill" cuts in.


07/20/87 - Schlachthof, Bremen, West Germany
Set
    The Model Fists Of Love Big Money Passing Complexion Dead Billy Cables L Dopa Fish Fry Kerosene Steelworker Bad Penny Pigeon Kill Jordan, Minnesota Rema Rema RIP Pavement Saw

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / A

  • AMT #1 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: VHS(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 65 min / B-
    • "Rema Rema" cuts out."
    • Missing "Pavement Saw".



07/21/87 - Voetbalveld Excelsior (Pukkelpop), Heppen, Belgium
Set
    The Model Fists Of Love Big Money Passing Complexion Dead Billy Cables L Dopa Fish Fry Kerosene Steelworker Pigeon Kill Bad Penny Jordan, Minnesota

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B
    • "Jordan, Minnesota" cuts out halfway through.

  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / A
    • Missing "The Model" and "Passing Complexion".
    • "Big Money" cuts out."
    • "Dead Billy" cuts in.

Other Performers
    Nitzer Ebb The Fuzztones Sonic Youth The Pogues The Jesus And Mary Chain Freddie McGregor



07/22/87 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Set
    Fists Of Love L Dopa Passing Complexion Dead Billy Cables Bad Penny Pavement Saw Kerosene Steelworker Pigeon Kill Fish Fry Jordan, Minnesota The Model I'm A Mess Big Money

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / B+


07/23/87 - Newport Center, Newport, United Kingdom
Set
    Fists Of Love L Dopa Passing Complexion Dead Billy Cables Bad Penny Pavement Saw Kerosene Steelworker Pigeon Kill Fish Fry Jordan, Minnesota Big Money I'm A Mess RIP The Model

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: VHS(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / B

Other Performers
    The Membranes


07/24/87 - Clarendon Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Set
    Fists Of Love L Dopa Passing Complexion Dead Billy Cables Bad Penny Pavement Saw Kerosene Steelworker Pigeon Kill Fish Fry Jordan, Minnesota Heartbeat

Notes
  • During "Heartbeat" members of Wire came onstage and played with the band.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Unofficial LP [Tonight We Walked With Giants]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / B
    • Missing everything before "Cables".

  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Official CD [Pig Pile]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / A+
    • Missing "Heartbeat".

  • PRO #1 - professional video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Official VHS [Pig Pile]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A+
    • Clips of the band playing with fire and setting of fireworks are featured inbetween songs.

Other Performers
    AC Temple



07/25/87 - Boardwalk, Manchester, Untied Kingdom
Set
    The Model Fists Of Love Dead Billy L Dopa Passing Complexion Cables Bad Penny Pavement Saw Kerosene Steelworker Pigeon Kill Fish Fry Jordan, Minnesota Big Money I'm A Mess RIP

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1a - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Unofficial CD [Death Wish]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A
    • Missing "Dead Billy".

  • AUD #1b - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Unofficial LP [Kerosene]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 35 min / B+
    • Missing "L Dopa", "Passing Complexion", "Bad Penny", "Pavement Saw", "Kerosene", "Steelworker", "Pigeon Kill" and "Fish Fry".



07/26/87 - Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds, United Kingdom
Set
    Fists Of Love L Dopa Passing Complexion Dead Billy Cables Bad Penny Pavement Saw Kerosene Steelwoker Pigeon Kill Fish Fry Jordan, Minnesota The Model Big Money I'm A Mess RIP

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / B

Other Performers
    The Unbelievables



07/30/87 - Max's Petersham Inn, Sydney, Australia
Set
    Fists Of Love L Dopa Passing Complexion Dead Billy Cables Bad Penny Pavement Saw Kerosene Steelworker Pigeon Kill Fish Fry Jordan, Minnesota The Model I'm A Mess RIP

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Sony ECM-969 > Sony WM-D6C
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 65 min / A-


07/31/87 - Max's Petersham Inn, Sydney, Australia
Other Performers
    Thug Idiot Pop Box The Jesuit Doris Dazed


08/01/87 - Uni Bar, Adelaide University, Adelaide, Australia
Set
    The Model Fists Of Love Big Money Passing Complexion Dead Billy Cables Bad Penny I'm A Mess Kerosene Steelworker Jordan, Minnesota

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1a - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A-
    • The banter after "Jordan, Minnesota" is more complete than AUD #1b.
    • There is a dropout in the left channel towards the end of "The Model"
    • Some circulating copies includes an interview before the show.

  • AUD #1b - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A-
    • The banter before "The Model" is more complete than AUD #1a

Other Performers
    King Snake Roost The Mark Of Cain Fear And Loathing



08/03/87 - I-Beam, San Fransisco, CA
Set
    Fists Of Love Passing Complexion L Dopa Dead Billy Cables Bad Penny Pavement Saw Kerosene Steelworker Pigeon Kill Fish Fry Jordan, Minnesota The Model Big Money RIP

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / B

Other Performers
    The Wipers



08/04/87 - unknown venue, Providence, RI
Other Performers
    Dig Dat Hole


08/05/87 - The Channel, Boston, MA
Set (incomplete)
    Fists Of Love Passing Complexion L Dopa The Model Cables Big Money Bad Penny Kerosene Steelworker Pigeon Kill

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B

Other Performers
    Pussy Galore Urge Overkill



08/06/87 - Cat Club, New York, NY
Set
    The Model Fists Of Love Passing Complexion L Dopa Dead Billy Cables Bad Penny Fish Fry Kerosene Steelworker Pigeon Kill RIP Jordan, Minnesota The Model Big Money Deep Six

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Aiwa (supplied) > Aiwa HS-J08
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 75 min / B+

  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: VHS(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: XX min / X
    • "Big Money" cuts out.
    • Missing "Deep Six".

Other Performers
    Honeymoon Killers Urge Overkill



08/07/87 - Southgate House, Newport, KY
Set
    Fists Of Love Passing Complexion L Dopa The Model Cables Bad Penny Kerosene Steelworker Pigeon Kill Pavement Saw Jordan, Minnesota Dead Billy Big Money Deep Six

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: VHS(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 65 min / B-
    • Shot from the left side of the stage.

  • AMT #2 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: VHS(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / B
    • Shot from the back of the venue.
    • Many cuts between songs.



08/11/87 - Georgetown Steamplant, Seattle, WA
Set
    Fists Of Love Bad Penny Cables RIP Fish Fry The Model Deep Six Pavement Saw Dead Billy Big Money Kerosene Jordan, Minnesota

Notes
  • This was the band's last show.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B
    • On circulating copies, "Big Money", "Kerosene" and "Jordan, Minnesota" are taken from the PRO #1 source.

  • PRO #1 - professional video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Unofficial VHS [Last Blast]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A+
    • Missing "RIP" and "Pavement Saw".



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