David Johansen

(New York 77 – 79)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases:

Funky but Chic 7″ (Blue Sky, ZS8 2771) released Feb 78
Tracks: Funky but chic, The Rope (The Let Go Song)

David Johansen LP (Blue Sky, JZ 34926) recorded Feb 78, released May 78
Tracks: Funky But Chic, Girls, Pain in My Heart, Not That Much, Donna, Cool Metro, I’m a Lover, Lonely Tenement, Frenchette

The David Johansen Group Live LP promo (Blue Sky, AS 519) recorded Bottom Line, New York 21-7-78, released 78
Tracks: Funky But Chic, Not That Much, Build Me Up Buttercup, I’m A Lover, Donna, Frenchette, Lonely Tenement, Girls, Personality Crisis

Various Artists – Budcyklen Oktober cassette-LP (CBS) released 78, Denmark
Tracks: Funky But Chic

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

The Place, Dover, New Jersey 15-4-77 set #1
Tracks: Don’t Mess With Cupid, Not That Much, Funky But Chic, Giving The Devil His Due, Donna, Lonely Tenement, Frenchette, Love Child, Girls

The Place, Dover, New Jersey 15-4-77 set #2
Tracks: Not That Much, Funky But Chic, Give Me A Pigfoot, Five O’clock World, I Found A Love, E 7Th, Girls, Giving The Devil His Due, Frenchette, Love Child

Creations, South Orange 7-4-78 set #1
Tracks: Cool metro (tease), Cool metro, Looking for a kiss, Funky but chic, Donna, I’m a lover, Frenchette, Lonely tenement, Reach out I’ll be there, Girls

Creations, South Orange 7-4-78 set #2
Tracks: Not that much, Babylon, Spanish harlem incident, Pain in my heart, Build me up buttercup, Donna, Love child, I found love, Personality crisis, Something else, Cool metro

Creation, New York 20-5-78 set #1
Tracks: Cool metro, Looking for a kiss, Not that much, Funky but chic, Donna, I’m a lover, Frenchette, Reach out I’ll be there, Lonely tenement, Girls

Creation, New York 20-5-78 set #2
Tracks: Babylon, Love child, Give me a pigfoot and a bottle beer, Pain in my heart, Build me up buttercup, Donna, Frenchette, Lonely tenement, (band intros), Girls, Personality crisis, Cool metro

Paradise Theatre, Boston 27-5-78
Tracks: Looking For A Kiss, Funky But Chic, Donna, I’m A Lover, Frenchette, Reach Out I’ll Be There, Lonely Tenement, Girls, Personality Crisis

Agora, Cleveland 29-5-78
Tracks: Intro, Cool Metro, Looking For A Kiss, Not That Much, Funky But Chic, Build Me Up Buttercup, Donna, I’m A Lover, Frenchette, (Reach Out) I’ll Be There, Lonely Tenement, Girls, Personality Crisis

Bunky’s, Madison 4-7-78
Tracks: Cool metro, Looking for a kiss, Not that much, Funky but chis, Donna, I’m a lover, Build me up buttercup, I found love, Give me a pigfoot and a bottle beer, Love child, Reach out I’ll be there, Frenchette, Lonely tenement

Agora, Cleveland 11-7-78
Tracks: Cool Metro, Looking For A Kiss, Not That Much, Funky But Chic, Donna, Build Me Up Buttercup, The Rope, I’m A Lover, Reach Out (I’ll Be There), Frenchette, Lonely Tenement, Girls, Personality Crisis, Babylon, Love Child, I Found A Love, It’s A Heartache

Stars, Philadelphia 17-7-78
Tracks: intro, Cool metro, Looking for a kiss, Not that much, Funky but chic, Donna, Build me up buttercup, I found love, I’m a lover, Love child, Reach out I’ll be there, Girls, Lonely tenement, Frenchette, Personality crisis, It’s a heartache, outro

Bottom Line, New York 20-7-78 early set
Tracks: Cool metro, Looking for a kiss, Not that much, Funky but chic, Donna, Build me up buttercup, I’m a lover, I found a love, Reach out (i’ll be there), The girl don’t come, Frenchette, Lonely tenement, Girls, Personality crisis (straight through), Love child, Babylon

Bottom Line, New York 20-7-78 late set
Tracks: Love child, Babylon, Give me a pigfoot

Bottom Line, New York 21-7-78 late set, *issued in 78
Tracks: Cool Metro, Looking for a Kiss, Not That Much*, Funky But Chic*, Donna*, Build Me Up Buttercup*, I’m a Lover*, I Found a Love, Reach Out (I’ll Be There), The Girls Don’t Come, Frenchette*, Lonely Tenement*, Girls*, Personality Crisis*, It’s a Heartache, Personality Crisis, Love Child, Babylon, Give me a pigfoot and a bottle of beer

Bottom Line, New York 22-7-78 early show
Tracks: Cool Metro, Looking For A Kiss, Not That Much, Funky But Chic, Donna, Build Me Up Buttercup, I’m A Lover, I Found A Love, Reach Out (I’ll Be There), The Girl Don’t Come, Lonely Tenement, Girls, Personality Crisis, It’s a Heartache, The Rope, Pain In My Heart, Babylon

Bottom Line, New York 22-7-78 late show
Tracks: Cool Metro, Looking For A Kiss, Not That Much, Funky But Chic, Donna, Build Me Up Buttercup, I’m A Lover, I Found A Love, Spanish Harlem Incident, Reach Out (I’ll Be There), The Girl Don’t Come, Frenchette, Lonely Tenement, Girls, Personality Crisis Inc. It’s A Heartache, Babylon

Huntington Beach, California 3-8-78
Tracks: intro, Cool Metro, Looking For A Kiss, Not That Much, Funky But Chic, Donna, Build Me Up Buttercup, I’m A Lover, Reach Out (I’ll be There), Frenchette, Lonely Tenement, Girls, Personality Crisis (part 1), It’s A Heartache, Personality Crisis (part 2)

El Casino, Montreal 18-10-78 (tracks unknown)

Creation, South Orange 26-10-78 set #1
Tracks: Cool Metro, Looking For A Kiss, Not That Much, Love Child, You Touched Me Too, Funky But Chic, Build Me Up Buttercup, Justine, I’m A Lover, Flamingo Road,

Creation, South Orange 26-10-78 set #2
Tracks: Wreckless Crazy, Personality Crisis, She Knew She Was Falling In Love, Donna, Reach Out And I’ll Be There, Justine, The Girl Don’t Come, Frenchette, Lonely Tenement, Girls, Babylon

Esbjornson Gymnasium, Glassboro 29-10-78
Tracks: Intro, Personality crisis)

Saltlagerit, Copenhagen 10-12-78
Tracks: Cool metro, Looking for a kiss, Not that much, Looking for a teenager, Funky but chic, Donna, Build me up buttercup, You touched me too, I’m a lover, Pills, Justine, Frenchette, Dirty water, Reach out I’ll be there, Reckless crazy, Lonely tenement, Girls

Palladium, New York 31-12-78
Tracks: Cool metro, Looking for a kiss, Not that much, Teenage news, Funky but chic, Donna, Build me up buttercup, You touched me too, Pills, I’m a lover, Justine, Frenchette, Reach out I’ll be there, Flamingo road, Wreckless crazy, Lonely tenement, Girls, Personality crisis, It’s a heartache, Babylon

 

Further Information;

http://web.archive.org/web/20090727083059/http://geocities.com/davidjohansenonline/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Johansen

Line ups:

David Johansen & the Staten Island Boys
77 – Jul 78
David Johansen (voc)
Frankie LaRocca (drms)
John “Buzz” Verno (bass)
Johnny Rao (gtr)
Thomas Trask (gtr)

David Johansen Group
Jul 78 – 80
David Johansen (voc)
Frankie LaRocca (drms)
John “Buzz” Verno (bass)
Johnny Rao (gtr)
Thomas Trask (gtr)
Syl Sylvain (gtr/keyb)
[Johnny Thunders (gtr/voc, Jul 78)]

David Johansen is ex-Vagabond Missionaries, Fast Eddie & the Electric Japs, New York Dolls and also in The Works
Buz Verno, Frankie La Rocca are ex-Pandora, Frankie LaRocca is also ex-Cherry Vanilla

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
15/04/77 Showplace, Dover, NJ
04/02/78 Tower Theatre, Upper Darby
07/04/78 Creation, South Orange
11/05/78 Montezuma Hall, State Universoty, San Diego
13/05/78 Freeborn Hall, Davis, CA
14/05/78 University College, Riverside
20/05/78 Creation, South Orange
27/05/78 Paradise Rock Club, Boston
29/05/78 Agora Ballroom, Cleveland
03/06/78 Stanford Memorial Auditorium, Palo Alto
05/06/78 Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica
09/06/78 State Gym, Chico, CA
10/06/78 Winterland, San Francisco
11/06/78 Veterans Memorial, Santa Rosa
13/06/78 Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR
14/06/78 Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR
15/06/78 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
16/06/78 Whisky-a-Go-Go, West Hollywood
17/06/78 Whisky-a-Go-Go, West Hollywood
27/06/78 1116 Pearl St, Boulder
04/07/78 Bunky’s, Madison
05/07/78 Coventry, Queens, New York (*)
11/07/78 Agora Ballroom, Cleveland
12/07/78 Cobo Arena, Detroit
15/07/78 Leona Theatre, Homestead, Pittsburgh
16/07/78 Tomorrow Club, Youngstown
17/07/78 Philadelphia
20/07/78 Bottom Line, New York
21/07/78 Bottom Line, New York
22/07/78 Bottom Line, New York
23/07/78 Mid Hudson Civic Centre, Poughkeepsie (*)
29/07/78 Whisky-a-Go-Go, West Hollywood
01/08/78 Mid Hudson Civic Centre, Poughkeepsie
03/08/78 Huntington Beach
26/08/78 Boardwalk, Asbury Park (?)
26/08/78 Convention Hall, Asbury Park
15/09/78 My Father’s Place, Roslyn, New York
22/09/78 TG’s East, Greenwood Lake
01/10/78 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence
15/10/78 Gemini II, Yorktown Heights, New York
18/10/78 El Casino, Metro Place des Arts, Montreal
21/10/78 El Mocambo, Toronto
26/10/78 Creation, South Orange
27/10/78 Paradise Rock Club, Boston
29/10/78 Esbjornson Gymnasium, State College, Glassboro
18/11/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham, UK
21/11/78 Venue, Victoria St, London, UK
23/11/78 Limit Club, Sheffield, UK
24/11/78 Eric’s, Liverpool, UK
25/11/78 Mayflower Club, Manchester, UK
28/11/78 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland
29/11/78 Maison des Jeunes de Forest, Brussels, Belgium
03/12/78 Theatre l’Palace, Paris, France
10/12/78 Saltlagerit, Copenhagen, Denmark
16/12/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham, UK
17/12/78 Lyceum, Strand, London, UK
30/12/78 Tower Theatre, Upper Darby
31/12/78 Palladium, New York
(?) = noted online / in adverts, but some uncertainty with date, venue or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear, gig cancelled and/or date moved
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