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Good Listening: Georgia Satellites in Austin, 9/26/88

The term "good listening" takes on a bit of a different definition for this particular show.  The sound quality is far from pristine - this is a "bootleg" straight out in every sense of the word.  But take a look at that setlist and tell me that your heart doesn't ache for either a proper Georgia Satellites reunion, or a feasible way to go back in time to catch a few more gigs on the 1988 tour for In The Land of Salvation & Sin Open All Night?  (Thanks to Jefito, the other Satellites fan on the internet for pointing out my timeline faux pas!)

(And as long as we're sitting in the wayback machine and hanging out in 1988, shouldn't we also refresh the links for this previously posted FM broadcast from the same tour, recorded right here in Cleveland?  You're welcome.)

Wow, what a setlist they threw down on this night in Austin, with guests in the audience including Mr. Ronnie Lane of the Faces and also Tom and Fred from Cinderella.  Cinderella were due to play a show in Austin the next night and spent the night prior to their own show taking in the Satellites set.  No matter what your opinion of Cinderella might be, you'll have to admit that they've got excellent taste in music!  And they helped to cap off a hot night in Austin by climbing on stage with the Sats to roll through "Rock Me Baby."

Two hours and nine minutes worth of smoldering rock and roll in the Lone Star State, captured by primitive recording technology that fits the rock and roll spirit of this show just fine.  Half the fun of listening to this recording is hearing the band on stage and the other part of the fun comes from hearing the play by play of the crowd as the evening progresses.

All praise goes to the original taper for preserving this night of rock and roll history and sharing it all of these years later...

Georgia Satellites
The Back Room
Austin, TX

complete zipped download

Download full-res files of this show at Dimeadozen

01) Show Ad
02) Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
03) Down And Down
04) Let It Rock
05) Nights Of Mystery
06) Every Picture Tells A Story/Gasoline Alley
07) Open All Night
08) Sheila
09) You Can't Catch Me
10) Don't Pass Me By
11) Ooh La La/Mon Cheri
12) Hippy Hippy Shake
13) The Myth Of Love
14) I Got You Babe
15) Cool Inside
16) Why Baby Why
17) Tell My Fortune
18) Battleship Chains
19) Shake Your Hips/Can't Stand The Pain
20) Keep Your Hands To Yourself/It's Only Rock N Roll
21) Railroad Steel
22) Happy Birthday
23) I Wanna Be Sedated
24) Rock Me Baby *with CINDERELLA's Tom Keifer and Fred Coury
25) The Race Is On