TICKETS TORN IN HALF August 23,1989: ELVIS COSTELLO with THE RUDE 5 @ Jones Beach A weird show, not what I was expecting at all but I had great seats.Elvis played everything I wanted to hear and five encores. The crowd was wild for him.Marc Ribot was becoming one of my new favorite guitarists.

The Rude 5

Jerry Scheff – tuba, string bass, electric bass

Larry Knechtel – Hammond organ, grand piano

Steven Soles – trombone, mandolin, acoustic guitar, vocals

Michael Blair – accordion, timpani, marimba, percussion, magic table, vocals

Marc Ribot – cornet, Eb horn, lead guitar

Pete Thomas – drums


01. Accidents Will Happen

02. Brilliant Mistake

03. Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind?

04. Let Him Dangle

05. Clubland

06. Miss Macbeth

07. Lovable

08. God’s Comic

09. Radio Sweetheart / Jackie Wilson Said

10. Tramp The Dirt Down

11. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes

12. American Without Tears

13. …This Town…

14. Man Out Of Time

15. I Want You

16. Uncomplicated / Hidden Charms

17. Watching The Detectives – including Stalin Malone

Encore 1
18. Alison

19. Veronica

Encore 2
20. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror – including band intro

21. Mystery Dance

22. Pump It Up