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Live Audio Recordings

 
Date
Media
Grade
Time
Venue
2015 - present
Concerts to support the 35 Years Live Tour

1 Concert
November 6, 2015 MP3 A- 135 min The Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
         
2010 - 2014
Concerts to support the studio album
5x5

2 Concerts
August 30, 2014 MP3 B-   The Social, Revel Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
September 21, 2013 CD varied   The Ardmore Music Hall, Admore, PA
         

2006 - 2009
Concerts to support the studio album
Time Stand Still

8 Concerts

November 27, 2009
CD
A-
110 min
The Borgota, Atlantic City, NJ
November 26, 2008
CD
A-
60 min
The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
August 30, 2008
CD
B
60 min
The Borgata Casino - Atlantic City, NJ
November 23, 2007
CD
A-
120 min
The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
November 2007
CD
A
00 min
Baden-Baden, Germany (Unplugged)
August 1, 2007
CD
C
90 min
Mannheim, Germany
July 2, 2007
CD
A
100 min
Frankfurt, Germany
July 16, 2006
CD
A
120 min
The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
November 2005
CD
A
120 min
World Cafe - Philadelphia, PA
         

1993 - 2001
Concerts to support the studio album
Out of Body
6 Concerts

November 21, 2001
CD
A
50 min
The Hooters Reunion - The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
August 13, 1993
CD
D
67 min
NJ State Fair - Garden State Park, Cherry Hill, NJ
December 2/3, 1993
CD
A
75 min
Recorded In Europe
April 23, 1993
CD
B
25 min
Scranton, PA
May 25, 1992
CD
A
75 min
Studio 4 - Philadelphia, PA
July 4, 1990
CD
A
50 min
Philadelphia Museum of Art - Philadelphia, PA
 
 

 

1989 - 1992
Concerts to support the studio album
Zig Zag
2 Concerts
April 12, 1990
CD
A
75 min
Barrymore's - Ottawa, Canada
February 13/14, 1989
CD
B
55 min
Jamaica
 
 
1987 - 1988
Concerts to support the studio album
One Way Home
5 Concerts
August 4, 1988
CD
B+
120 min
Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, NJ
March 1988
CD
A
30 min
Town and Country Club, London, England
November 25, 1987
CD
A
76 min
The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
October 3, 1987
CD
A
132 min
Tower Theatre - Upper Darby, PA
September 25, 1987
CD
B+
100 min
The Ritz - New York City, NY
         

 

1985 - 1986
Concerts to support the studio album
Nervous Night
2 Concerts
October 23, 1985
CD
A
50 min
Tower Theatre - Upper Darby, PA
October 22, 1985
CD
A
35 min
Tower Theatre - Upper Darby, PA
         
1983 - 1984
Concerts to support the studio album
Amore
4 Concerts
November 22, 1984
CD
A
94 min
Chestnut Cabaret - Philadelphia, PA
April 19, 1984
CD
A-
90 min
Admore, PA
February 25, 1984
CD
A
76 min
Willow Grove Park Mall - Willow Grove, PA
November 4, 1983
CD
A
76 min
The Empire Rock Club - Philadelphia, PA
         
1980 - 1982
Concerts to support the band before the release of their first album
4 Concerts
December 1982
CD
B+
91 min
Stone Balloon, Newark, DE
October 13, 1982
CD
A
30 min
Brandywine Club - Brandywine, DE
June 23/24, 1980
CD
A
80 min
Vernon's - Levittown, PA
April 1981
CD
A
53 min
Emerald City - Cherry Hill, NJ
         

The Set Lists

November 6, 2015 MP3 A-   The Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA

SET LIST
I'm Alive
Hanging On A Heartbeat
Amore
Day By Day
Morning Buzz
Private Emotion
South Ferry Road
All You Zombies
Boys of Summer
Graveyard Waltz / 500 Miles
Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds
Where Do The Children Go
Karla With A "K"
Twenty Five Hours A Day / Jigs and Reels
Satellite
Johnny B
And We Danced

ENCORE
Give The Music Back
Nervous Night
Blood Frome A Stone
Birdman
Fightin' On The Same Side
One of Us
Time After Time
Washington's Day

   

The first of two sold out shows at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA.

For my review of the show, please read my Keswick Theatre page. It will go into far more detail then this.

I will comment on a few rare recordings. Morning Buzz was performed and it was a tough act to follow Day By Day. The crowd lost energy but it is still a song not heard live in a while so it is worth a listen. The biggest surprise of the night was Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds. Not heard in decades, the band brought it back with Tommy Williams on lead vocal. A solid performance. In the encore, they played Give the Music Back. Anytime you get a Zig Zag song, embrace it. They don't happen often. Final note, the last song was Washington's Day. Also not heard live in 25-30 years, this is a great under rated song that was a welcomed addition to the show.

Good quality recording. This would be a good show for the casual fan and of course the die hard as well. It was a solid Hooters gig.

August 30, 2014 MP3 B-   The Social, Revel Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

SET LIST
Atlantic City
Alive
Amore
Hanging On A Heartbeat
Silver Lining
Day By Day
Boys of Summer
All You Zombies
South Ferry Road
Johnny B
Where Do The Children Go
Graveyard Waltz / 500 Miles
Karla With A "K"
Wipeout
Twenty Five Hours A Day / Jigs and Reels
Satellite
And We Danced

ENCORE
Nervous Night
Mr. Big Baboon
Blood Frome A Stone
Beat Up Guitar

The final show at this Atlantic City Casino was sold out. The Hooters bring a lot of energy to their performance night in and night out. They kicked it off with a cover of "Atlantic City" Then proceeded to play hit after hit.

I spoke with Dave after the show and I commented that they still look like they have fun playing. Dave responded by saying he loves playing Rock and Roll. To that point, a very fun and rare thing happened. Between Karla and Twenty Five Hours, Eric started improving and Dave joined in on the fun. The end result was an impromptu version of Wipeout. The crowd really seemed to enjoy that one.

As far as the rest of he set, it was pretty much a standard Hooters gig these days. It was nice to hear Amore and Where Do The Children Go. Like I've mentioned many times before, when Eric brings his sax, its always a treat to hear Nervous Night.

Good quality recording. This would be a good show for the casual fan and of course the die hard as well. It was a solid Hooters gig.

September 21, 2013
CD
variable
Armore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA

THEN SET
Amore
Hanging On A Heartnbeat
Fightin' On The Same Side
Birdman
Man In The Street
Solid Rock
But I Do
Trouble In Paradise
She Comes In Colors
Don't Take My Car Out Tonight
Don't Wanna Fight
Talk Too Much
Who's That Girl
Blood From A Stone
Concubine

NOW SET
Alive
Silver Lining
Day By Day
Fightin' On The Same Side
Johnny B
Boys of Summer
Graveyard Waltz / 500 Miles
South Ferry Road
Where Do The Children Go
Twenty Five Hours A Day / Jigs and Reels
Satellite
All You Zombies
Karla With A "K"
And We Danced

ENCORE
One of Us
Time After Time
Nervous Night
Mr. Big Baboon
Beat Up Guitar

Over three decades of music experience and a concert promotion are behind The Ardmore Music Hall. Formerly Brownies 23 East, and before that the legendary 23 East Cabaret where The Hooters played many shows in the early 80s. The room itself holds as much history as any local venue in the Philadelphia or surrounding suburbs; from 1980 to 1994, the legendary 23 East Cabaret sat within the same walls, and hosted an infamous array of artists from The Dave Mathews Band, to Blues Traveler, Hootie & The Blowfish, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, The Hooters, Joan Osborne and so many more. From 1996 to 2009, although the room became primarily a cover band venue, Brownies 23 East hosted national attractions such as Cheap Trick, Los Lobos, The Cherry Poppin Daddys, Merle Saunders, Vince Welnick, Melvin Seals, Steve Kimock, New Riders of The Purple Sage and more. We are proud to take on the challenge of bringing the former glory of the venue back to life. (credit to the Ardmore official site)

For my review of the show, please read my Night with The Hooters page. Needless to say, with this set list, it may have been the greatest Hooters gig of all time. Glad I was there to see it.

As far as the recording of this show. The entire THEN set has surfaced. A bootleg with decent audio. A lot a fan noise between songs, but the songs themselves are pretty clear. As far as the NOW and ENCORE sets YouTube rips exists of capture songs and they are highlighted in BLUE. If anyone knows of other recordings to complete this show, please contact me.

November 27, 2009
CD
A-
120 min
The Borgata, Atlantic City, NJ

I.m Alive
Hanging On A Heartbeat
South Ferry Road
Day By Day
Man In The Street
One More River Left To Cross

Fightin' On The Same Side
Boys of Summer
Johnny B
Great Big American Car
Silver Lining
Deliever Me
Karla with A "K"
25 Hours A Day
Satellite
And We Danced
Blood From A Stone

All You Zombies
Back In My Homeland
Free Again

Everybody Needs A Song
One of Us
Time After Time

Beat Up Guitar

Another fantastic local show by the Hooters. High energy throughout. This performance was unique in that the band was experimenting with new songs (One More River Left To Cross, Silver Lining, Back In My Homeland, Everybody Needs A Song) and rearrangments of others (One of Us, Time After Time). Rob said that the band would promise new music in 2010 so a lot of this might have been to see how some songs worked in a live setting. A few suprises as Great Big American Car returns to the lineup and the every popular but rarely played Man In The Street also made a cameo. Overall another great rockin' night by the Hooters in there traditional Thanksgiving concert.

November 26, 2008
CD
A-
120 min
The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA

I.m Alive
Day By Day
Amore
Man In The Street

Fightin' On The Same Side
Where The Wind May Blow
Brother Don't You Walk Away
All You Zombies
Morning Buzz
Deliever Me
Private Emotion
Boys of Summer
Johnny B
Karla with A "K"
25 Hours A Day
Satellite
And We Danced
Hanging On A Heartbeat

Where Do The Children Go
Nervous Night

Escalator of Life
Ordinary Lives
Free Again
Beat Up Guitar

For those fans that still support the band, this was a very special night indeed. First the openning act or special guest was Tommy Conwell and the original Young Rumblers. They were great and had unbelievable engery which led right into a blistering performance by the Hooters. This set was tweaked a little from the previous few area performances with nice suprises such as Amore, Man In The Street and even Nervous Night complete with Eric on sax made an appearance tonight. It was a good start to the '08 holiday season. Then when it was over, they gave out there new album Both Sides LIve, kinda an early xmas present.

August 30, 2008
CD
B
60 min
The Borgata Casino - Atlantic City, NJ
I'm Alive
Time Stand Still

Day By Day
All You Zombies
Fightin' On The Same Side
Brother Don't You Walk Away
Where The Wind May Blow
Private Emotion

Hanging On A Heartbet
Blood From A Stone

Time After Time
One Of Us

Escalator of Life
Beat Up Guitar
The band made a triumphant return to the Philly area with this two hour plus show. The crowd that attebded got to see a truly spectactular performance with many suprises as well as great interaction from the band. Regretfully this is an incomplete recording and the tracks recorded have come from multiple sources. What was recorded however offers any collector a rare find. First the boys did a tribute to Robert Hazzard with a cover of "Escalator of Life." They performed most of the Time Stand Still album and a rarely played "Where The Wind May Blow" made an appearnce as well. Another nice capture is the new arrangement of "Time After Time". It now has a more up tempo and rockier sound. Overall this is a nice pick up for a true fan.
November 23, 2007
CD
A-
120 min
The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
Johnny B
I.m Alive
Time Stand Still
South Ferry Road
Hanging On A Heartbeat
Graveyard Waltz
500 Miles
Station ID
Boys of Summer
Until You Dare
Where The Wind May Blow
All You Zombies
Karla with a "K"
25 Hours A Day
Satellite
And We Danced
Day By Day
Free Again
Blood From A Stone
Fightin' On The Same Side
Manayunk USA (tease)
Talkin

One of Us
Time After Time
Talkin

Thank You
Fall In Philadelphia
Beat Up Guitar
Station Sign Off ID
Local music favorites The Hooters made a much-anticipated return to the stage in Philadelphia, playing at the Electric Factory on November 21st, the night before Thanksgiving, and again on Friday November 23rd. The band’s Thanksgiving show tradition continued as they debuted their new CD, “Time Stand Still”.

As a special thank you to Philadelphia and all local Hooters fans, a free copy of the “Time Stand Still” CD was given away with each paid ticket to either show — the only way to get the new material in advance of its release in February 2008. The Electric Factory show featured songs from the new record, as well as all the hits that brought the band national and international success, including “And We Danced”, “Day By Day”, “All You Zombies” and “Satellite”.

November 2007
CD
A
00 min
Baden-Baden, Germany (Unplugged)
Boys of Summer
500 Miles
All You Zombies
And We Danced
Graveyard Waltz
I'm Alive
Johnny B
Karla with a "K"
Private Emotion
Satellite
Time Stand Still
A nice collection of Hooters songs cover thei history. This is an acoustic or unplugged show that the band did while on tour in Germany in the summer of 2007. A good pick up for a collector that likes to hear alternate versions of their mainstream album versions. Sound quality is outstanding.
August 1, 2007
CD
C
90 min
Mannheim, Germany
25 Hours A Day
I'm Alive
All You Zombies
And We Danced
Catch of The Day
Day By Day
South Ferry Road - Brother Don't You Walk Away
Fightin' On The Same Side
Free Again
Graveyard Waltz - 500 Miles
Johnny B
Karla with a "K"
One of Us
Ordinary Lives
Rob Solo
Satellite
Boys of Summer
Time After Time
Time Stand Still
Until You Dare
Where The Wind May Blow
This is another show in the collection that is lacking in information. The copy I received was not in a proper set list format and I am still trying to research the show inmore detail. What is known is that this was recorded during the summer 2007 Germany tour. The audience recording is not great and hard to hear at times. There are a few gems recorded however, the South Ferry Road - Brother Don't You Walk Away medly is starting to make its way into the set list. Also captured are a 8 songs from the Time Stand Still album. The boys are trying out the material and getting the audience reaction to the tunes before committing them to the new album.
July 2, 2007
CD
A
100 min
Frankfurt, Germany
01. I'm Alive
02. Time Stand Still
03. Johnny B
04. Until I Find You Again
05. Until You Dare
05. Blowin' In The Wind
07. 500 Miles
08. The Boys Of Summer
09. All You Zombies
10. Karla With A "K"
11. Satellite
12. Day By Day
13. And We Danced
-Encores-
14. Morning Buzz
15. One Of Us
16. Twenty-Five Hours A Day
17. One of Us (Pt II)
A great sounding radio show recording from the 2007 summer tour. This show features 6 new songs. As they prepare to release their first studio album in 14 years, the band shows that their new songs can seemlessly mess with the staples that the audience expects. "I'm Alive" is a good openner that sets the tempo for the show. There have been interviews in the past were the Rob and Eric have stated they were trying to write another "Dancin' On The Edge". They meant a song with that energy that good become a staple openner. By 2008, Eric stated in a interview on a Philly sports talk radio program that "I'm Alive" has become just that and that he expects this to be ther openning number going forward.
July 16, 2006
CD
B+
120 min
The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
Hooters Intro by Pierre Robert (WMMR DJ)
I'm Alive
Day By Day
Time Stand Still
South Ferry Road
Hangin' On A Heartbeat
Fightin' On The Same Side
That's The Way I Will Remember You (Fran on lead vocals)
Graveyard Waltz
500 Miles
Morning Buzz
Boys Of Summer
Where Do The Children Go
Until You Dare
Johnny B
Satellite
Karla With A K
And We Danced
(Audience noise/break)
All You Zombies
White Jeans
(Encore Break)
Time After Time
One Of Us

25 Hours A Day
Intro To Beat Up Guitar
Beat Up Guitar
Blood From A Stone

Live audience recording from Philadelphia 2006 from the Electric Factory. The band returns home after another succesful Germnay summer tour. They continue to play the classic 80's hits that made them into household names. They do however nicely mix in 5 new tunes that will end up on the Time Stand Still album as they try out new music. Also captured here is a rare lead vocal performance by Fran Smith Jr (in the spirit of Andy King or John Kuzma when they got their rare lead vocal shots.) Another nice touch is that Rob and Eric perform songs they wrote (Time After Time and One of Us) and had a lot of success with for other artists. A fun number "White Jeans" would resurface as a bonus track on the European release of Time Stand Still.
November 2005
CD
A
120 min
The World Cafe- Philadelphia, PA

1. Time Stand Still
2. Blood from a Stone
3. Hangin' On A Heartbeat
4. Day By Day
5. Fightin' on the Same Side
6. That's The Way I Will Remember You
7. South Ferry Road
8. Graveyard Waltz Intro
9. Graveyard Waltz
10. 500 Miles
11. Diggin' Deeper Down
12. Deliver Me
13.
Private Emotion
14. Deliver Me (Reprise)
15. Johnny B
16. Satellite
17. Karla With A K
18. And We Danced

Live from the World Cafe in Philadelphia, PA, this show was recorded and broadcasted on 88.5 WXPN radio. This show is a nice find Thanks to Hooter fan Joe R. for it The recording is A quality as it came directly from a digital source.

For the show itself only the main set was captured and what was captured is very good. There are a lot of nice suprises here. For the average Hooter fan, one might think the band is trying out a lot of new material. However it is actually quite unique in that both Fran Smith and John Lilly were given the spotlight to perform one of their own original songs. Fran performed That's The Way I Will Remember You from his Man Meets Machine album. The Hooter's have performed this song a few times over the years as well. John Lilley performed Diggin' Deeper Down which would become available on his debut project Lucky Kinda Guy a fews years later. Another gem here is a very early version of Time Stand Still. This version sounds a little rough and has completely different lyrics (very similar to the early Day By Day version which was captured in the 1984 Chestnut show) Eric also had some fun with the Blood From A Stone lyrics.

Overall I am rather impressed with this show. Good combination of old and new. This is a quality recording and the casual fan will get all the hits, while teh die hard fan will hear some real treats and appreciate how these songs have developed over the years. I recommend this one.

November 21, 2001
CD
A
50 min
The Hooters Reunion-The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
1. Introduction
2. Melodica intro
3. Blood From A Stone
4. Hanging On A Heartbeat
5. Satellite
6. All You Zombies
7. Talking
8. Where Do The Children Go
9. Amore tease intro
10. Karla With A K
11. And We Danced
12. Band intro by Pierre Robert
13. Beat Up Guitar
14. Day By Day
Live audience recording from Philadelphia 2001. This was a reunion show for the Hooters after 6 years. The reason for the reunion was that WMMR Presented Pierre Robert's 20th Anniversary at the radio station. It was also 20 years since the first single by the Hooters. The concert was at Spectrum and had about 10 thousend people in the audience, not all there for the Hooters but still a big audience came to listen to them. There were other artists performing before and after the Hooters came on stage. This is also the reason for the short set by the Hooters. But it was a great show with some of the best Hooters songs and this recoridng sounds very good too. Pierre sang background vocals on "Beat Up Guitar". Also at the end of "Where Do The Children Go" Eric notices that someone close to the stage needs medical help so he ask the personell at the arena to take care of it. For this concert there had also been a release of Amore on CD for the first time (included was also an Amore poster). Remastered sound. Available on two CD-R. As with many later Hooters shows, any homage to the past is special. Even though the band did a tease intro to Amore, it still went over big by the crowd.
August 13, 1993
CD
D
67 min
NJ State Fair - Garden State Park, ..Cherry Hill, NJ
1. Intro
2. Johnny B.
3. Karla With A K
4. And We Danced
5. Driftin' Away
6. Private Emotion
7. Great Big American Car
8. 500 Miles
9. Intro
10. Satellite
11. Day By Day
12. Time After Time
13. Nobody But You

This is an audience recording from the New Jersey State Fair at the Garden State Race Track in 1993. The race track is used for horse racing normally and is located right across the street from where Emerald City used to be. A fairly small place in comparison with The Spectrum with 18,000 seats which they sold out a couple of years earlier. That is only another 15 minutes away from this place.. They are joking a little about it saying: "After all these years we finally made it to the New Jersey State Fair". Not too enthusiastic maybe. The sound quality on this recording is really not good. Have that in mind if you are thinking about getting it. But I have remastered the sound as good as possible. Available on two CD-R. Although the quality is poor, there are a few gems here that don't get played very often. Great Big American Car, Nobody But You and Driftin' Away are all from the Zig-Zag album.
December 2/3, 1993
CD
A
75 min
Recorded In Europe

1. Dancin' On The Edge
2. Boys Will Be Boys
3. Karla With A K
4. And We Danced
5. Deliver Me
6. Graveyard Waltz
7. 500 Miles
8. Twenty Five Hours A Day
9. Jigs 'N' Reels
10. Satellite
11. Johnny B
12. Day By Day
13. All I Really Want To Do*
14. Blowin' In The Wind*

This is an actual live released CD intitled, "The Hooters LIVE!" It is a good representation of the live shows during the Zig-Zag tour. The final two songs on the CD were studio tracks recorded in Philadelphia. Also back in the set is the Graveyard Waltz intro into 500 Miles.
April 23, 1993
CD
B
25 min
Scranton, PA
1. Intro
2. 25 Hours A Day
3. Talking
4. Boys Will Be Boys
5. Talking
6. Private Emotion
7. Talking
8. Jigs'n'Reels
9. Satellite
An all acoustic performance. Fairly good sound. Available on one CD-R.
May 25, 1992 CD A 75 min Studio 4 - Philadelphia, PA
1. Intro
2. Dead Organic Matter
3. Beautiful Noise
4. Great Big American Car
5. Jigs'n'reels/Satelite intro
6. Empty Heart
7. Josephine
8. Introduction of the band
9. When Blue Turns To Grey
10. Driftin' Away
11. Private Emotion
12. One Too Many Nights
13. Nobody But You
14. Dancing On the Edge
15. World Without Walls
16. Strange Strange World
17. Outro
A VERY MEMORABLE recording in great quality from studio 4/WWMR in Philadelphia which catches the band live "in the process" of working with "Out Of Body". Six of these songs did not survive to be released! Moreover songs like "Nobody But You" and "One Too Many Nights" did end up on "Out Of Body" but hasn't been performed live that often. Includes short interviews. Excellent sound quality. Basically A MUST for any Hooters fan! Remastered sound.
July 4, 1990
CD
A
50 min
Philadelphia Museum of Art -Philadelphia, PA
1. Brother Don't You Walk Away
2. Day By Day
3. All You Zombies
4. Satellite
5. 500 Miles
6. Beat Up Guitar
7. Fightin' On the Same Side
8. Karla With A K
9. And We Danced
10. Mr. Tambourine Man
Live show recorded at the Freedom Festival in Philadelphia on the 4th of July (Independence Day) 1990. The stage was outside the Art Museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. A quote from Eric: "It's 10 years this week since we The Hooters played our first show ever in the city of Philadelphia". So it was a very special concert for the band who celbrated their 10 year anniversary. Among the highlights is a cover version of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" as well as a rare live recording of "Beat Up Guitar" - very nice too. Remastered sound and speed corrected. Available on one CD-R. Being in the audience for this show, I can tell you that the crowd was more electric than you hear on the tape. The crowd was kept across the street from the museum.
April 12, 1990
CD
A
75 min
Barrymore's - Ottawa, Canada
1. Jonny B.
2. And We Danced
3. All You Zoombies
4. 500 Miles
5. Day By Day
6. Where Do The Children Go?
7. Blood From A Stone
8. Don't Knock It Till You Try It
9. Satellite
10. Karla With A K
11. Mr Big Baboon
12. Nervous Night
13. Deliver Me
14. Hanging On A Heartbeat
Live in Ottawa, Canada 1990. Excellent soundboard recording from original bootleg. Perfect sound and it also includes two live bonus tracks. A must for all true Hooters fans. Available on one CD-R. As with most recordings from this time period, a rare song is performed. Here, Don't Knock It To You Try It is played.
February 13/14, 1989
CD
B
55 min
Jamaica
1. Intro
2. Man In The Street
3. Talking
4. All You Zombies
5. Talking
6. Rough Rider
7. Hangin' On A Heartbeat
8. Talking
9. Harder They Come
10. Talking
11. Karla With A K
12. Talking
13. She's A Woman
14. Talking
15. Mr. Big Baboon
16. Intro
17. 25 Hours A Day
18. Talking
19. Boys Will Be Boys
20. Talking
21. Private Emotion
22. Talking
23. Jigs'n'Reels
24. Satellite
This is a very special WMMR Morning Show broadcasted from Jamaica to Philadelphia during a short holiday (!) from working on "Zig Zag". The Hooters played there two mornings in a row in a very relaxed mood. Every song is special, and the atmosphere of a small place (a studio) can be heard as well as a desire from the band to jam a little instead of just hard work in the studio. It starts off with a very good version of "Man In The Street" followed by an interestingly sounding "Zombies". Other highlights are covers of the reggae classic "The Harder They Come" (together with a Jamaican band called Native) and maybe the coolest song of all on this set, a reggae classic called "Rough Rider". There's also a nice version of the Beatles song "She's A Woman". It finishes off with what has got to be the first live performance of "Mr Big Baboon". The sound is good except for some radio noise which is quite audieble in the beginning of this recording.
November 25, 1987
CD
A
76 min
The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
1. Satellite
2. Hanging On A Heartbeat
3. South Ferry Road
4. Where Do The Children Go
5. Greensleves - intro
6. Johnny B.
7. Day By Day
8. And We Danced
9. All You Zombies
10. Nervous Night
11. Engine 999
12. Don't Take My Car Out Tonight
13. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
14. Fightin' On the Same Side
15. Karla With A K
16. Washington's Day
Thanksgiving concert at Spectrum, Philadelphia. Patty Smyth guest on "Where Do The Children Go". She actually sang the wrong lyrics. This is a mix of the radio broadcast and the TV broadcast. Songs from #11 onwards is from the TV broadcast and the rest is from the radio. This means that all songs are not in the original order. Fairly good sound. "Fightin' On the Same Side" is faded out. Available on 1 CD-R. A treat as always is Washington's Day. Eric mentioned in an interview that Bob Dylan called him and told him that this was the best song Eric ever wrote and that Dylan wanted to cover it. Another show I was fortunate to be at. The crowd was very loud. The band also had to play Karla twice as footage from the concert would be in the video.
August 4, 1988
CD
B+
120 min
Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, NJ
500 Miles
A Man Understands
All You Zombies
And We Danced
Beat Up Guitar
Blood From A Stone
Brother Don't You Walk Away
Day By Day
Deliver Me
Don't Knock It Til You Try It
Fightin' On The Same Side
Give The Music Back
Hangin' On A Heartbeat
Johnny B
Karla With a K
Man In the Street
Mr Big Baboon
You Never Know Who Your Friends Are
Satellite
South Ferry Road

A good quality readio broadcast broadcast of the Hooters at the Atlantic City Convention Conter Boardwalk concert hall. A couple of gemas here are "A Man Understands" and "Man In The Street". This show features 8 songs from the soon to be released Zig Zag album. Currently I am still researching this show in more detail to get a more accurate set list as the copy I have defaulted all tracks in alphabetical order. More to follow.
March 1988
CD
A
32 min
Town and Country Club, London, England
All You Zombie
Greensleeves
Johnny B
Satellite
Fightin' On The Same Side
Karla with A "K"
Don't Take My Car Out Tonight
Day By Day
      Radio broadcast of the Town and Country Club set in London. Straight forward set for the time, unique location.
October 3, 1987
CD
A
132 min
Tower Theatre - Upper Darby, PA
1. Intro
2. Nervous Night
3. Hanging On A Heartbeat
4. South Ferry Road
5. Engine 999
6. Don't Take My Car Out Tonight
7. Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds
8. Where Do The Children Go
9. Greensleves - intro
10. Johnny B.
11. Satellite
12. Fightin' On the Same Side
13. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
14. Karla With A K.
15. Blood From A Stone
16. Day By Day
17. And We Danced
18. All You Zombies
19. Amore
20. Birdman
21. One Way Home
22. My Generation
23. Who's That Girl
24. Washington's Day
25. Interview
Famous show shortly after the release of "One Way Home". Including several odd live tracks like "One Way Home", "Engine 999" and a medley of "My Generation"/"Not Fade Away"/"Who's That Girl" as well as the unreleased "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away". This is a very good full show of the band at its peak. Because this was a radio broadcast, the audience gets a rare before and after interview with the band. Also, this is the night where Rob announces the Thanksgiving concert at the Spectrum. Immediately after that announcement, the band gives the crowd a special treat by playing a couple throw backs Amore and Birdman.
September 25, 1987
CD
B+
100 min
The Ritz, New York City, NY
1. Satellite
2. Hanging On a Heartbeat
3. South Ferry Road
4. Engine 999
5. Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds
6. Where Do The Children Go
7. All You Zombies
8. Intro
9. Johnny B.
10. Fightin' on the Same side
11. Karla With A K 2. Blood From a Stone
12. Nervous Night
13. Day By Day
14. And We Danced
15. Talking
16. One Way Home
17. Hard Rockin' Summer
18. Medley: Magic Bus/The Saints Go Marching In/Not Fade Away/Who's That Girl
19. Talking
20. Washington's Day *
Soundboard recording from New York 1987. The last five songs of this show is great, from "One Way Home" onwards! One thing to note is that they also play a small part of "The Saints Go Marching In" in the medley and that they have included Magic Bus. This medley is a true highlight of the show. One of the microphones falls on the floor in the beginning of the concert, so Rob says "anything can happen like it already did". But it was only a small mistake. Overall this is a great performance. Good but not entirely perfect sound quality on this rare recording.
October 23, 1985
CD
A
50 min
Tower Theatre - Upper Darby, PA
1. Day By Day
2. Hanging on a Heartbeat
3. She Comes in Colors
4. Don't Take My car Out Tonight
5. Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds
6. Where Do The Children Go
7. All You Zoombies
8. Time After Time
9. Trouble in Paradise
10. Who's That Girl
11. And We Danced
The last of five straight sold out shows at the Tower. This show was broadcast on 93.3 WMMR. Because of the radio broadcast, the entire show was not aired. Two gems did air however, Trouble In Paradise and Who's That Girl are unreleased tracks but the band has played them live for a few years. Available on one CD-R.
October 22, 1985
CD
A
35 min
Tower Theatre - Upper Darby, PA
1. Hanging On A Heartbeat
2. Don't Take My Car Out Tonight
3. Where Do The Children Go
4. All You Zombies
5. Blood From A Stone
6. Time After Time
7. Nervous Night
8. Day By Day
Classic show from the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia for the most part also used for the "Nervous Night" home video.. Excellent soundboard quality. Available on one CD-R.
November 22, 1984
CD
A
94 min
Chestnut Cabaret - Philadelphia, PA
1. Intro
2. Oh Susanna
3. Hanging On a Heartbeat
4. Solid Rock
5. All You Zombies
6. Day By Day
7. Amore
8. But I Do
9. Walkman
10. You Still Belong To Me
11. I Don't Wanna Fight
12. Black Cloud
13. She Comes in Colors
14. End Of My Rope
15. Who's That Girl
16. Trouble in Paradise
17. Concubine
18. Birdman
19. Blood From a Stone
20. Hanging On a Heartbeat
21. Man in the Street
22. Should Have Known Better
23. Obla-Di-Obla-Da
24. Time After Time
25. Glad All Over
26. Peace Love & Understanding
27. Goodnight/outro
Audience recording from Philadelphia 1984 on Thanksgiving evening - a free show. Recorded at the small club Chestnut Cabaret where the Hooters have continued to play all through their career and always giving the audience a really good performance - often with some suprise songs. Actually this was the third year the Hooters played at Chestnut Cabaret. Overall the recording is very good and so is the performance. At this time the Hooters had just got their recording contract with CBS. "Oh Susanna" is only a short acoustic version as is "Hangin' On A Heartbeat" right after that (a song which was performed twice that night). Also notable is the original, un-released version of "Day By Day" with different lyrics and different guitar licks and the rarely performed "But I Do". Highlights are also the good cover-versions of the Beatles songs "Should Have Known Better" and "Obla-Di-Obla-Da". I also very much like "Goodnight" as closing number on these 1984 shows (Eric plays a little part of Brahms Lullaby in the middle section wishing everybody a good night). "End Of My Rope" is an unreleased song and sounds a little bit like "South Ferry Road", and it was actually supposedly a part of that song, but it was turned into a separate song. Nice to have "Peace Love & Understanding" in good sound too which is an Elvis Costello cover (from "Armed Forces", 1979). It should be noted that this is not the complete performance. The melodica solo was edited. Recorded by Freezing Temperatures Productions. Remastered sound. Available on two CD-R. If starting a collection, I would recomend this show as an early recording. Most of the Amore album is performed as well as the early version of Day By Day. There was good energy from the crowd and the band seemed in good form all night..
April 19, 1984
CD
A-
90 min
Ardmore, PA
1. Intro
2. Nucleus
3. All You Zombies
4. Hanging On A Heartbeat
5. Amore
6. I Don't Wanna Fight
7. But I Do
8. Solid Rock
9. Point Your Little Pinky
10. Time After Time
11. You Still Belong To Me
12. Scared By Science
13. Black Cloud
14. Rescue Me
15. Trouble In Paradise
16. Concubine
17. Birdman
18. Blood From A Stone
19. Happy Birthday
20. Fightin' On The Same Side
21. Man In The Street
22. Talk Too Much
23 . Glad All Over
24. Who's That Girl
25.. Goodnight

Old radioshow from a bar in Ardmore, PA in 1984. This was a WMMR broadcast on their own birthday which explains "Happy Birthday". Hosted by DJ Michael Tearson. Very interesting material for any Hooters collector. Live cuts of all the "Amore" songs are included, as some unreleased/cover songs too; "Nucleus", "But I Do", "Point Your Little Pinky", "Time After Time", "Still Belong To Me", "Scared By Science", "Black Cloud", "Happy Birthday", "Man In the Street", "Talk Too Much", "Glad All Over", "Who's That Girl" and "Goodnight".
February 25, 1984
CD
A
76 min
Willow Grove Park Mall - Willow Grove, PA
1. Nucleus
2. All You Zombies
3. Hangin' On A Heartbeat
4. Amore
5. I Don't Wanna Fight
6. Solid Rock
7. Point Your Little Pinky
8. Time After Time
9. You Still Belong To Me
10. Scared By Science
11. Black Cloud
12. Trouble In Paradise
13. Concubine
14. Birdman
15. Blood From A Stone
16. Talk too Much
17. Fightin' On The Same Side
18. Glad All Over
19. Got My Own
WYSP radio broadcast from Willow Grove, USA 1984. Great performance and enthusiastic audience. The setlist is similar to the Ardmore show but less songs. The sound quality is slightly better than Ardmore though. Very interesting setlist as there all songs from Amore and some unreleased or cover songs too; "Nucleus", "Point Your Little Pinky", "Time After Time", "Still Belong To Me", "Scared By Science", "Black Cloud", "Talk Too Much" and "Glad All Over". Perfect sound quality. Available on one CD-R.
November 4, 1983
CD
A
75 min
The Empire Rock Club - Philadelphia, PA
1. Nucleus
2. All You Zombies
3. Hanging On A Heartbeat
4. Point Yer Little Pinky
5. Walkman
6. Manayunk USA
7. Amore
8. Don't Wanna Fight
9. Blood From A Stone
10. Birdman
11. Scared By Science
12. Words & Music
13. Trouble in Paradise (cut end)
14. Concubine
15. Fightin' On The Same Side
16. Upside Down
17. Got My Own
18. Rescue Me
A show at the The Empire Rock Club in Philadelphia recorded about a month before the release of "Amore". Fantastic sound quality for such an old show! Including about half of the songs which are also on the Ardmore '84 show, plus a further 5 unreleased songs which can only be found here. No Hooters fan could be dissatisfied with this one. A true must for any Hooters Collector!
December 1982 CD
B+
91 min
Stone Balloon, Newark, DE

1. Man In The Street 4.02
2. Uptown, Downtown 5.59
3. Love On The Line 3.43
4. Point Your Little Pinky 4.16
5. Positive Train 5.40
6. (Keep On Walking) Don't Look Back 4.35
7. Pete Rose 3.22
8. Drop Your Eyes 5.36
9. Got My Own 3.52
10. Trenchtown Rock 4.45

11. Rescue Me 5.35
12. Fighting On The Same Side 2.30
13. Trouble In Paradise 4.13
14. Hanging On A Heartbeat 4.13
15. Walkman 4.07
16. Wireless 5.31
17. Double Barrel 5.57
18. Walking Hand In Hand (Beside You) 4.06
19. Just Can't Figure Out 5.18
20. Guava Jelly 3.32
(Bob Marley cover)

This is a rare audience recording from the small Stone Balloon club in Newark, Delaware. A full lenght show which has decent but not perfect sound quality. The show in itself is a pretty good one, with more improvisation on the instrumental parts of the songs compared with the soundboard shows from the early 80's. A highlight is also the early version of "Hanging' On Heartbeat", which surely has more of a Reggae-feel over it compared with later versions and an added verse. The show also includes a couple of unique songs in the sense that they don't appear on any other recording "Double Barrel" and "Guava Jelly" (both cover songs). For the die hard fan this show should therefore be a must, but if you're only interested about how the Reggae and Ska-influenced early Hooters sounded you should instead check out soundboard shows like Cherry Hill '81 and Brandywine '82. Remastered sound. Available on one CD-R.
October 13, 1982
CD
A
30 min
Brandywine Club - Brandywine, DE
1. All You Zombies
2. Trouble In Paradise
3. Jet Black
4. Wireless
5. Point Yer Little Pinky
6. Fightin' On the Same Side
7. Hangin' On A Heartbeat
8. Man In The Street
Very rare soundboard recording from Brandywine Club in 1982 with the original band line-up (Including John Kuzma on guitar and Bobby Woods on bass). This is a TV show that has never been broadcasted according to some sources. I do however know of one person who did see it broadcasted on the USA Cable channel on a show called "Hot Spots". I don't think this version origins from that broadcast though. Also I find it strange that this was filmed for television when the band had not even released a single yet. But they had a lot of airplay on WMMR with their demos around that time. The set is rather short, only 29 minutes, but the TV show is mixed tight and there are some really rare songs performed here in suprisingly good mono sound (TV shows in these days were always in mono). Includes the unreleased "Jet Black" (sung by John Kuzma) which has a special "cult-status" among some fans. It should interest any die-hard fan as should "Wireless", the early performances of "Trouble In Paradise", "Hangin' On A Heartbeat" and "Fightin' On The Same Side". "Man In the Street" was never released either. Excellent remastered sound. Available on one CD-R.
April 1981
CD
A
53 min
Emerald City - Cherry Hill, NJ
1. Trouble in Paradise
2. Wireless
3. Fightin' On the Same Side
4. All You Zombies
5. Drop Your Eyes
6. Rescue Me
7. Point Yer Little Pinky
8. The Israelites
9. Bombscare
10. Trenchtown Rock
11. Downtown
12. Talk Too Much
Very rare soundboard recording at Emerald City in Cherry Hill, NJ, 1981. Recorded some two years before the release of "Amore" the show captures what partly seems like a different band than later. And OK, two members were switched before "Amore", but more apparent perhaps are the obvious Reggae and Ska influences that can be found here in songs like "Trenchtown Rock" (Bob Marley cover), "Drop Your Eyes" and "The Israelites" (a cover of the biggest hit from Desmond Dekker and The Aces which was the first succesful Reggae act reaching top 10 in the US with this song in 1969). Although different to later Hooters-shows, it is still a great live band that can be heard here, and the early versions of "All You Zombies" and "Fightin' On The Same Side" makes one feel somewhat "home" if nothing else does. Contains some unreleased songs. Wireless is also a very rarely performed song. "Drop Your Eyes" is sung by John Kuzma whom John Lilley replaced in 1983, John Kuzma used to do some writing and would get a few songs per show to sing. Good sound for such an old and rare recording! Available on one CD-R.
June 23/24, 1980
CD
A
80 min
Vernon's - Levittown, PA
1. Happy Birthday Billy
2. Trouble In Paradise
3. World's Apart
4. Soon You'll Be Gone (Blues Busters cover)
5. Tears Of A Clown (Smokey Robinson cover)
6. Ain't That Peculiar (Marvin Gaye cover)
7. Just Can't Figure Out (How It Comes About) (The Mighty Diamonds cover)
8. Love On The Line
9. Walking Hand In Hand (Beside You)
10. Talking & improvisation of 500 Miles
11. Best Friend
12. The Lone Ranger
13. Fightin' On The Same Side
14. Fire (Bruce Springsteen cover)
15. Misery Loves Company
16. Who's That Girl
17. I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles cover)
18. (You Got To Walk And) Don't Look Back (Peter Tosh cover)
19. Happy Birthday Billy
20. Little Sister (Elvis Presley cover)
This is a very rare soundboard recording from Levittown (the hometown of the drummer David Uosikkinen), 1980. It is one of the oldest if not the very oldest soundboard you can get from this band - in fact it is not even a radio broadcast. This was three years (!) before their debut LP Amore. You can hardly hear any audience because of the soundboard sound and the few people in the audience. The reason why it was recorded at all is because it was the birthday of the soundguy Billy McKutchison so that's why they sing "Happy Birthday Billy".

Recorded at a high school the first year the Hooters excisted this is a very cool and interesting show not the least from the "band-historical" point of view. Alright the band isn't always a complete working unit at this point, but what can one expect? Still there's a bunch of interesting covers never performed on any other recording of the band as far as I know right now. Some of them are; "Fire" (Bruce Springsteen), "Tears Of A Clown" (Smokey Robinson), "Just Can't Figure Out" (The Mighty Diamonds) "I Saw Her Standing There" (The Beatles), "(You Got To Walk And) Don't Look Back" (Peter Tosh) and "Ain't That Peculiar" (Marvin Gaye). The 8 minute long "World's Apart" must also be a cover, I just don't know by whom. If you take a look at the setlist you see that most of the songs are in fact covers, many of which I don't know anything about. They are a mix of reggae and ska songs mostly.

Something cool is also that they announce an acoustic set (which they don't do) at the second part of the gig and Rob starts singing "500 Miles", and although he stops it after just a few seconds it is of course a proof that it was thought of as a possible cover as early as nine years before it was finally released.

I must also say, that although they didn't have their own set of songs it is perhaps clearer compared to shows from '81 and '82 that they want to play rock as well as reggae and ska influenced music. It's also cool to hear the earliest (?) recording of "Fightin' On The Same Side" although it doesn't sound too well rehearsed.

But what about the sound then, isn't that always a problem with these old recordings? Well, not with this one! It has some background noice, but frankly I am amazed by the great soundboard quality considering this one is 20 years old! One interesting thing to note is the very clear stereo separation between instruments. A big belated thank you also to the guys for recording this - how many other acts can present a show from a high school in front of a small audience when they had just got started? Available on one 80 minutes CD-R.