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They Might Be Giants
— with Lee Nashville and Felicity opening —
Gusto House in New York, NY
December 31, 1987 at 10:00 PM

Fan Recaps and Comments:

Admission $10 all evening.

--Bootleg Review by Tenniru--

Yes, I am reviewing a show despite the fact that I was neither at it or ALIVE during it. The thing is, nobody else reviewed it and a lovely soundboard-recorded source recently fell into my hand. So, the experience of a blind man who showed up twenty years late is all you get.

After opening with an accordion-ballad "Son Of God" and a perfect "Clothes", the band launches into a version of For Science. Now, this lacks things. Like the female vocalist on the finished version. Flansburgh sings all of this in a normal voice with minimal support from Linnell. The set is done calmly and with grand tape/band cooperation. An accordion version of Auld Lang Syne (no vocals) is performed for all of thirty seconds, and "Alienation"'s lyric about the TV now complains that it's "talkin' Spanish", not "in Esperanto". A slow, no-tape verion of "Why Does The Sun Shine" is then played, along with a rocking My Funny Valentine (complete with taped brass and xylophone). A short "Lie Still" (which stops halfway through to let Flansburgh cough, and then continues) and it's over.

Overall, a nice show; although I hope this wasn't all, as it's very short.