The Suburbs 8/17/83 “EQ’ed at Loring Park” Highlights 8-track tape

23 Sep

Most of my posts are music from cassettes- this one is from an 8-track tape.  Here are The Suburbs at their peak.

Thanks to Suburbs’ archivist Terry Katzman for allowing me to put these tracks up. Big thanks to Craig Godeke & Ron Perkins for providing photos from this show.




Baby Heartbeat

Black Leather Stick



Chemistry Set

Tired of My Plans

Hell A

Cigarette in Backwards

Tape My Wife to The Ceiling

Goggles On

Underwater Lover

10 Responses to “The Suburbs 8/17/83 “EQ’ed at Loring Park” Highlights 8-track tape”

  1. Daniel Peterson September 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    The unidentified track is “Hell A”

  2. Ron November 6, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Hey, this is really great to discover. I still got a few slides of the band I shot from this show. Kids in the trees and stuff. What a great summer memory.

    • gojohnnygo November 6, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

      Hey, Ron, if you want me to post the photos here, I can do that too.

  3. ed bang February 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Great stuff. A treasure trove of music. I’ll be back again and again

  4. Dean Vaccaro September 27, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    love it! was this the order of songs on the 8-track? does anyone have a full setlist for this show?

    • gojohnnygo September 27, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

      Thanx, Dean. 1.) yes. 2.) who knows? -Johnny

  5. Craig Godeke November 22, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    I’ve more pics! Let me know if you want them.

  6. Billie April 25, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

    Oh, man, I was there. I was 16 years old, and it felt so hugely cool to be in Minneapolis listening to the coolest band at that time. What a great memory.

  7. thebestoflynch September 11, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

    I was at this show when I was thirteen. Sitting on the stage. Before the show the band rolled through Loring Park in a piece of shit car, driving on the grass up to the stage. They backed in. Popped the trunk and began to throw six packs of beer into the crowd. Probably 10 cases of beer or maybe even 50. My sister caught one (she was 16) and handed it over to my dad who had taken us to the park to see The Lamont Cranston band who cancelled at the last minute and the Suburbs showed up. My dad was getting a little confused because he didn’t get the memo and the crowd was filling up before the show with a bunch of punkers with purple Mohawks and spike leather jackets.. It is amazing that these pics are on the internet for me to look at now, knowing I was there.

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