"Scissors" is very nice. Nifty guitar solo in "Don't Worry Kyoko".
I requested "Hold Your Head Up", which they played a pretty hair-raising version of (James emits a seasick-sounding "ooh" near the end). As it turned out, I was also one of two people who requested "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" by Hall & Oates, a fact mentioned repeatedly and with great consternation by James in his spoken-word "Nuclear War" commentary. This was probably my favorite part of the whole set: it's the end of the show, the band is exhausted, and where they usually do a final medley of snippets of the songs people asked for but they didn't get around to they now only seem to have the strength to play a subdued version of "Nuclear War" while James thumbs through the requests and comments on them. The call-and-response style of the song is preserved -- Ira and Georgia wearily repeat after James, sometimes with great reactive emphasis (James was apparently making this up as he went).
Below are excerpts from James' narration. Not the same without the music, but hey (imagine a subdued "Nuclear War" in the background). Many laughs from the assembled throughout, particularly at the "paragraph" breaks:
i don't know this song by the breeders i don't know this song by the breeders it's not the one that goes "awooo" so i don't know it "walk away renee" you got too many chords you got too many chords you don't need those chords there's like 900 chords that's 895 too many "any song by the flaming lips" got too many chords got too many chords nice production good words not loud any more nice and quiet won a grammy got a beard snappy dresser too many chords pet sounds pet sounds pet sounds man doesn't wanna hear "sloop john b" you crazy best song on the record what's wrong? with "sloop john b"? what's your problem? with "sloop john b"? don't you wanna go home? I wanna go home I feel so broke up and I wanna go home but I can't go home there's like 5 more minutes left 5 more minutes left "let's go away for awhile" doesn't have any words lotta chords did we already do "ducks on the wall"? did we already do "ducks on the wall"? did we? the perfect request perfectly worded "sex pistols... whatever." the sex pistols invented punk rock in the year 1981 true story! (georgia: apparently this was a request) ruffles have ridges ruffles have ridges ruffles have ridges ruffles have ridges (back to james) two separate people requested hall and oates ira: requested hall and oates?! georgia: hall and oates. two separate people requested hall and oates! i'll say it again georgia: hall and oates. _two separate people_ _requested hall and oates_ the same song! georgia: no...no! ain't that a bitch? ira: which song? your kiss is on my list (ira) yeah your kiss is on my list (james) your kiss is on my list and i can't go for that ira: no can do! and i can't go for that ira: no can do! no... ira: no can do. bruce: must be SCTV fans. ira: Chariots of Eggs, Chariots of Eggs. we don't know any songs by king kong king kong didn't know any songs by king kong that guy was funny though much as we like the babylon dance band we don't know any of their songs either georgia: not one!