The Tour Chronology: 1998

MK-BFD play lots of mostly Californian gigs, before touring the US twice. The motto: We Are Not Here To Help! A large fanbase is established, mainly through the growing internet. The Tour Chronology is founded.

MK releases The Tar Tapes Vol.1

The Tour Chronology: 1998

January 30 1998 – The Mint, Hollywood CA
for Rivera/Music Man
personnel: Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Joe Travers
setlist: Quimby/Potato, Dolphins/Top of Stove Melting, Beautiful, Cowlogy, Cause of Breakfast [setlist provided by Bill Carter] BB comment: “…by the end of the set, we own the room…I’m smiling.”
tapes: guerilla audio exists, guerilla video exists

NAMM

January 31 1998 1:30 PM – Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles CA
for SWR bass amps
personnel: MK, BB, JT
setlist: a.o. The Car Song/The Desired Effect/Lightnin’ Roy/The Cowlogy
BB comment: “All in all, a decent show, if not quite as nice as the night before.”
tapes: guerilla video exists

January 31 1998 3:00 PM – Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles CA
for Dean Markley
personnel: MK, BB, Toss Panos, Ike Willis on Outside Now
setlist: a.o. Top Of Stove Melting/Beautiful/Vent/My Dilemma/Potato/Rosemary Girl/Outside Now
BB comment: “…the show was saved by what happened next. Ike Willis walked in.”
note: Lots of technical problems at this gig.
tape: guerilla video exists

February 1 1998 12:00 noon – Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles CA
for SWR bass amps
personnel: MK, BB, JT
setlist: a.o. Career-Quimby/Top Of Stove Melting/Beautiful/Skunk/My Dilemma/Inca Roads
BB comment: “For me, it was one of those magic shows. I only have them maybe once a year. “
tapes: guerilla video exists

February 21 1998 – Lumpy Gravy, Hollywood CA
personnel: MK, BB, Toss Panos
setlist: Cardboard Dog/Weekend/My Dilemma/Blameless/Trader/Love Them From Vulture Fun/ Potato/Top Of Stove Melting/Beautiful/Skunk/Spearmint Pup/Karma Police/The Endings Of Things/ The Cowlogy/The Desired Effect/Cause Of Breakfast/Lightnin’ Roy/I Can’t Stop
tapes: audio exists, video exists

April 14 1998 – Roxy, Los Angeles CA
personnel: MK, BB, MZ, Joe Travers, Bob Tedde, Mark DeCerbo
plus Thomas Nordegg, Marque Coy, Brian Halio, Dennis Hill, Christian Heilman, Jason Harris, Todd Dever, Ewen Williams, Michael Harrison and Ed Lucas [crew] setlist: Cardboard Dog (excerpt)/Potato/Voyage to Manhood/Top Of Stove Melting/Beautiful/TRANQUILLADO/Frozen Beef/Lightnin’ Roy/Bitches Brew (Miles Davis)/’Cause Of Breakfast/The Night Before (The Beatles)/Own/Gloss/The Car Song
tapes: –

April 18 1998 – Lumpy Gravy, Hollywood CA
acoustic performance
personnel: MK, BB
setlist: 1988 Was a Million Years Ago, Potato, Karma Police (Radiohead), The Idiot Bastard Son, Tranquillado, Whaling Wall, Song Of The Viking (?), The Endings of Things, Rosemary Girl, Girl (?), Creep (Radiohead), Car Song, Skunk, Life On Mars? (David Bowie) (Bryan Beller gets on stage) Day of the Cow, Snowcow, Day of the Cow II, Inca Roads (with Jazz Discharge Party Hats quote), Open Up, I’m Afraid, Uglytown, Why Am I Your Guy?, Career/Quimby, I Can’t Stop, (Piece of mind?) [info by Jed Fogdall]

May 9 1998 – Lumpy Gravy, Hollywood CA
personnel: MK, Bryan Beller, Toss Panos, Evan Francis
setlist: Desired Effect/Skunk/Voyage to Manhood/Top of Stove Melting/I’m So Tired/Rosemary Girl/Beautiful/Dolphins (w/Sax Solo)/Immigrant Song/I’m Afraid/Uglytown (w/Free Jazz)/Potato/Aglow/Lightnin’ Roy/I Will/Career-Quimby/I Can’t Stop/”The Munsters”/Cowlogy
tapes: –

May 12 1998 – The Mint, Hollywood CA
personnel: MK, Bryan Beller, Joe Travers, Evan Francis
setlist: Weekend/Bitches Brew-Wildebeest/Rosemary Girl/Cheddar (w/ Free Jazz)/Don’t Let Me Down/Frozen Beef/Top of Stove Melting (w/Spontaneous Sax Solo)/Inca Roads (Jazz Discharge/Over the Rainbow/Free Jazz Variation)/Car Song
tapes: –

May 19 1998 – The Mint, Hollywood CA
note: MBT #2 has this show dated May 17 1998
personnel: MK, Bryan Beller, Joe Travers, Evan Francis, Chris Opperman
setlist: Andy/Performing Miracles/My Dilemma (Mellow Art Rock w/ Free Jazz Variation)/The Night Before/Beware of Random Factor (Opperman)/Cause of Breakfast-When You Wish Upon A Star/I Can’t Stop
tapes: –

May 23 1998 – Lumpy Gravy, Hollywood CA
personnel: MK, BB, Jason Harrison Smith, Chris Opperman
setlist: Intro, Lightnin’ Roy intro, The Desired Effect, Band Intro, Day Of the Cow 1, Snowcow, Sweating In School, Day Of The Cow 2, Rosemary Girl, Own, My Dilemma, Spoonguy, Uglytown, The Endings Of Things, 1988 Was a Million years Ago, Paranoid Android, Beware Of Random Factor, Potato, Open Up, Top Of Stove melting, I Will, And Your Bird Can Sing, The Car Song
tapes: audio exists

May 26 1998 – The Mint, Hollywood CA
personnel: MK, Bryan Beller, Joe Travers, Evan Francis, Robb Vallier, Wayne Kramer & An Extremely Scary Yet Talented Unidentified Woman
setlist: Airbag/Skunk/Top of Stove Melting/Beautiful/Dolphins (w/Free Jazz)/Skinks/Good Morning Sometime/Immigrant Song/Ozzy Osbourne Song/Lightnin’ Roy/Desired Effect/I Will/Wayne Kramer Jam/Potato
tapes: –

(information about all the May gigs by J.Warner. Thanks!)

June 8 1998 – Full Sail Success Seminar ’98, Orlando FL
personnel: MK, BB, JT
setlist: Career-Quimby / I Can’t Stop / Beautiful / Voyage To Manhood / Top Of Stove Melting / My Dillema / Spoonguy-Uglytown / Airbag / Blameless / Salamanders In The Sun / Potato / I’m So Tired / Frozen Beef / Lightin’ Roy (here’s where is gets tricky, cause Lightin’ segue-ways directly into) / Bitch’s Brew (Miles Davis) goes right into Inca Roads / Cause Of Breakfast / Dolphins / Immigrant Song / The Desired Effect (which went into the finale…) / Gloss
tapes: pro video exists (The Full Sail video)
note: Webcast

June 11 1998 – The Catamaran, San Diego CA
personnel: MK, BB, MZ, JT, Bob Tedde, Mark DeCerbo
setlist: Cardboard Dog / Potato / Voyage to Manhood / Top of Stove Melting / Beautiful / The Desired Effect / TRANQUILLADO / Frozen Beef / Lightnin’ Roy / Natty Trousers / ‘Cause of Breakfast / The Night Before / Rosemary Girl / Own / Gloss / The Car Song / Immigrant Song
[setlist provided by Ron Spiegelhalter] tapes: audio exists

June 12 1998 – Sacred Ground’s Coffee House, San Pedro CA
personnel: MK, BB, MZ, JT, Bob Tedde, Mark DeCerbo
setlist: Salamanders In The Sun tapes: audio exists

The 1998 “We’re Not Here To Help” Summer Tour

Band missives, photos and lots more here.

July 20 1998 – Springfield NJ: Guitar Center
SWR clinic
personnel: MK, BB
setlist: Quimby/ I Can’t Stop, SWR talk, 1988 Was a Million Years Ago, The Car Song, more SWR talk, Beautiful, talk, Cowlogy [setlist provided by Bill Carter] tapes: guerilla video exists

July 21 1998 – New Brunswick NJ: Court Tavern (with Project/Object)
setlist:
set one Cardboard Dog (opening vocal section only)/ Potato/ Voyage to Manhood/ Top of Stove Melting/ Killer Fish/ Frozen Beef (Come With Me)/ Beautiful/ Muppet Theme/ Them Dolphins is Smart/ 1988 Was a Million Years Ago/ Yep, Them Dolphins is Smart Alright/ Tug/ My Dilemma/ Uglytown/ TRANQUILLADO/ Pencil Music
set two Lucky Guy-Wailing Wall (two Todd Rundgren songs, MK solo on piano and vocals)/ Natty Trousers/ Rosemary Girl/ I, Drum-Running, am Clapboard Bound/ The Night Before (Beatles)/ ‘Cause of Breakfast/ I Will/ Own-Gloss encores Inca Roads/The Car Song
tapes: guerilla video exists, guerilla audio exists

July 22 1998 – New York NY: Knitting Factory
setlist: a.o. Cardboard Dog/ Potato/ Voyage to Manhood/ Top of Stove Melting/ The Dolphins Trilogy/ Spearmint Pup/ The Cowlogy/ Tug/ Pencil Music/ TRANQUILLADO/ Beautiful/ Own/ Inca Roads/ Karma Police
tapes:

July 23 1998 – New York NY: Le Bar Bat (Steely Damned gig)
setlist:
tapes:

July 24 1998 – Philadelphia PA: Khyber Pass
SWR clinic at Westchester Music, West Chester PA
setlist: Cardboard Dog-Potato/Top of Stove Melting/Beautiful/Dolphins/Why Am I Your Guy?/Drum-Running/Performing Miracles-Egg Zooming/TRANQUILLADO/Weekend (w/Colin)/Pencil Music/Tug/Inca Roads/Killer Fish/Spearmint Pup/Day of the Cow 1/Snowcow/Ballerina 12/24/I’m So Tired (the Beatles)/The Desired Effect/Day of the Cow 2
encores: Career/Quimby/I Can’t Stop
tapes: guerilla audio exists, show and clinic guerilla video exists

July 25 1998 – Rutland VT: Rhythm Alley Cafe
setlist: Cardboard Dog/ Potato/ Open Up!/ Dilemma/ Spoon Guy/ Uglytown/ Drum-Running/ TRANQUILLADO/ Dolphins-1988/ Frozen Beef/ Tug/ Breakfast/ Pencil Music/ Inca Roads/ Voyage to Manhood/ Top of Stove Melting/ Own/ Gloss/ Idiot Bastard Son/ Cowlogy/ encore: The Car Song/ The Endings of Things
tapes: guerilla audio exists

July 26 1998 – Burlington VT: Nectar’s
SWR clinic Nectar’s (sponsored by Advance Music),Burlington, VT
setlist clinic: Career/Quimby-I Can’t Stop/ Bryan’s SWR chat, part I/ I, Drum-Running, Am Clapboard Bound/ I’m Afraid/ Bryan’s SWR chat, part II/ Karma Police/ Bryan’s SWR chat, part III/ My Dilemma
setlist show: Natty Trousers/ Why Am I Your Guy?/ Top of Stove Melting/ Potato/ Killer Fish/ Egg Zooming/ excerpt from What’s New in Baltimore?/ Frozen Beef/ Dolphins-1988/ Blameless/ Performing Miracles/ Pencil Music/ The Desired Effect/ Scotch/ 5/4 Groove/ Frang Tang, the Valentine Bear/ Vent/ Inca Roads/ The Cowlogy
tapes: guerilla audio exists [clinic and show, SBD and audience]

July 27 1998 – Boston MA: Berklee College of Music
with Bob Tedde, Chris Opperman (trumpet), Tricia Williams (marimba)
setlist: Cardboard Dog/ Potato/ Voyage to Manhood/ Top of Stove Melting/ Q & A, part one/ Dolphins-1988/ TRANQUILLADO/ Frozen Beef/ Q & A, part two/ Beware of the Random Factor (with Chris Opperman and Tricia Williams) Pencil Music/ The Cowlogy (with Tricia Williams) incl. Ballerina 12/24 (Vai)
tapes: guerilla audio exists
note: MK-BFD were asked to censor several lyrics

July 29 1998 – Cleveland OH: Wilberts
SWR clinic at Guitar Center, North Olmstead, OH)
setlist:
tapes:

July 30 1998 – Springfield VA: Jaxx
with Bob Tedde
setlist: Cardboard Dog, Potato, Skunk, Top Of Stove Melting, Career/Quimby, I Can’t Stop, “Band Intros”, Them Dolphins Is Smart/1988 Was A Million Years Ago/Yep, Them Dolphins Is Smart, Alright, Spearmint Pup, Day Of The Cow – Part 1, Snowcow, Sweating In School, Love Theme From Vulture Fun, Day Of The Cow – Part 2, Natty Trousers, Vent, Beautiful, Frozen Beef (Come With Me), Tranquillado, Pencil Music, Inca Roads, Killer Fish, Own, Gloss (encore), The Car Song (encore) [setlist provided by Jim Denikos] tapes: guerilla audio exists

July 31 1998 – Huntington WV: Stoned Monkey
setlist:
tapes:

August 1 1998 – Cincinnati OH: Sudsy Malone’s
setlist: Set 1: The Endings of Things / Cardboard Dog (excerpt) / Potato / Skunk / Thorax / Top of Stove Melting / Drum solo / Killer Fish / Performing Miracles / Dolphins medley / Tranquillado / Frozen Beef / Set 2: Blameless / My Dilemma / Spoon guy (instrumental) / Uglytown / Pencil Music / Beautiful / Vent / Egg Zooming (excerpt) / Own / Gloss / Inca Roads / Career-Quimby / I Can’t Stop
tapes: guerilla audio exists, guerilla video exists (low quality)

August 2 1998 – Muncie IN: Headliners, 421 North Dill Street
setlist:
tapes:

August 4 1998 – Detroit MI: Magic Bag Theater (with New Riders of the Purple Sage) with Bob Tedde
setlist: a.o. Cardboard Dog/ Potato/ Voyage to Manhood/ Top Of Stove Melting/ Tranquillado/ Pencil Music/ Tug/ Killer Fish/ Inca Roads
tapes: guerilla audio exists [soundcheck and show], guerilla video exists

August 5 1998 – Charleston WV: Empty Glass
setlist: Natty Trousers / Career/Quimby / I Can’t Stop / Beautiful / Skunk / Voyage to Manhood / Top of Stove Melting / Killer Fish / Egg Zooming / Tranquillado / Open Up / My Dilemma / Spoon Guy (inst) / Uglytown / Audience Improv. / Pencil Music / Cardboard Dog (excerpt) / Potato / Dolphins / Karma Police / The Ending Of Things / Breakfast / Inca / Cowlogy
tapes:

August 6 1998 – Athens OH: The Union SWR clinic at Sawmill Music, Dublin, OH
setlist: Desired Effect / Frozen Beef / Drum Running / Vent / Cardboard Dog (exrpt) / Potato / Killer Fish / Tug / Performing Miracles / Dolphins / Rosemary Girl / Pencil Music / Tranquillado / Voyage / Stove / Inca / Cowlogy
tapes:

August 8 1998 – Madison WI: Club Tavern
setlist: Frang Tang, The Valentine Bear/Killer Fish/Voyage To Manhood/Top Of Stove Melting/Egg Zooming/My Dilemma/Spoonguy/Uglytown/Blameless/Frozen Beef/The Cowlogy/Pencil Music/ West Virginia Missile Dick/Cardboard Dog/Potato/Dolphin Trilogy/Beautiful/Skunk/Vent/Beller’s Favorite Song/I’m So Tired/Drum Running/Inca Roads/Own/Gloss/The Car Song
tapes: guerilla audio exist

August 9 1998 – Butler IN: Grass Roots Tea Party
setlist: Desired Effect / Career-Quimby / I Can’t Stop / Beautiful / Voyage / Stove / Frozen Beef / Drum Running / Cardboard Dog (excerpt) / Potato / Rosemary Girl / Pencil Music / Dolphins / Tug / Inca / Vent / Killer Fish / Performing Miracles / Natty Trousers / Cowlogy (including Lightnin’ Roy) / Car Song
tapes: guerilla video exists

August 11 1998 – Portsmouth NH: The Elvis Room
with Bob Tedde
setlist: Natty Trousers/ ‘Cause of Breakfast/ Killer Fish/ Tug/ Frozen Beef/ Cardboard Dog/ Potato/ Dolphins-1988/ Voyage to Manhood/ Top of Stove Melting/ Inca Roads encore: Cowlogy
tapes: guerilla audio exists

August 12 1998 – Philadelphia PA: Upstairs At Nick’s
setlist: Skunk/ 5/4 Groove/ Voyage/ Stove/ Frozen Beef/ Tranquillado/ Vent/ My Dilemma/ Spoon Guy/ Uglytown (w/Missile Dick)/ Pencil Music/ Spearmint Pup/ Cardboard Dog/ Potato/ Drum-Running/ Beautiful/ Inca Roads/Own/ Gloss encore: Cowlogy
tapes: guerilla audio exists, guerilla video exists

August 13 1998 – Asbury Park NJ: The Saint (with Project/Object)
with Bob Tedde
SWR clinic at Musician’s Workshop, Home Fashion Center, Manalapan, NJ
setlist clinic: Cardboard Dog / Potato / Voyage To Manhood / Top Of Stove Melting / Cowlogy
setlist show: Lightnin’ Roy / Killer Fish / Frozen Beef / Voyage To Manhood / Top Of Stove Melting / Beautiful / I, Drum-Running, Am Clapboard Bound / Vent / I’m So Tired / Tug / Career-Quimby / I Can’t Stop / Pencil Music / Dolphins / Bullys (sic) / TRANQUILLADO / My Dilemma / Cardboard Dog / Potato / Inca Roads / Own-Gloss
tapes: guerilla audio exists, guerilla video exists (clinic and show)

August 14 1998 – New York NY: The Bottom Line (with Ed Palermo’s Big Band)
With Bob Tedde and Chris Opperman
setlist: MK-BFD: Cardboard Dog-Potato/ Top Of Stove Melting/ Voyage To Manhood/ Pencil Music/ Dolphins-1988/ Inca Roads encore: The Car Song MK with the Ed Palermo Big Band: Sleep Dirt/ Shove It Right In/ Frang Tang, the Valentine Bear/ There Have Been Bad Moments/ Definitely Maybe (and some more tracks) MK-BFD (w/Chris): Frozen Beef/ Beautiful/ Inca Roads/ I, Drum-Running, Am Clapboard Bound/ I Can’t Stop/ Spoon Guy/ My Dilemma/ TRANQUILLADO encore: Cowlogy
another set by the Ed Palermo Big Band
tapes: guerilla audio exists

August 15 1998 – Boston MA: Mama Kin / SWR clinic at E.U. Wurlitzer’s, Worcester MA
setlist clinic: Career-Quimby-I Can’t Stop/ Bryan’s SWR chat part I/ Dolphins-1988/ Bryan’s SWR chat part II/ Killer Fish/ Frozen Beef/ Bryan’s SWR chat part III/ ‘Cause of Breakfast/ Cheddar/ 5/4 Groove/ Day of the Cow 2
setlist show: Boston Shall Suck Our Cocks/ Immigrant Song/ Natty Trousers/ Why Am I Your Guy?/ Dolphins-1988/ Bullys(sic) (w/Missile Dick)/ Tug/ Vent/ Drum-Running/ Potato/ Pencil Music/ The Car Song/ Voyage to Manhood/ Top of Stove Melting/ Inca Roads/ Cowlogy
tapes: guerilla audio exists (show), guerilla audio exists (clinic)

August 16 1998 – Wilkes-Barre PA: River Street Jazz Cafe
(Mike guesting with Ed Palermo’s Big Band)
setlist: 1. Peaches en Regalia, Regyptian Strut, Mom And Dad, More Trouble Every Day, Sleep Dirt, 50/50, Frang Tang The Valentine Bear, Echidnas Arf, G-spot Tornado, Nutrocker 2. Peaches en Regalia, Regyptian Strut, The Idiot Bastard Son, King Kong, Blessed Relief, Magic Fingers, We Are Not Alone, Frang Tang The Valentine Bear, Echidnas Arf, Magdalena, Let’s Move To Cleveland/Shove It Right In, I Am The Walrus, G-spot Tornado, Status Back Baby, Eddie, Are You Kidding?, Nutrocker [info by Brian Lagerman] tapes: video exists

August 19 1998 – Chapel Hill NC: Local 506
SWR clinic at Music Loft, Raleigh, NC
setlist: improv intro, Top Of Stove Melting, Beautiful/ Voyage To Manhood/ Drum-Running/ My Dilemma, Frozen Beef, I Will/ Cheddar/ 5/4 Groove/ Cause Of Breakfast, Pencil Music/ Skunk/ Blameless/ Cardboard Dog/ Potato/ I’m So Tired/ Killer Fish/ Inca Roads… (encore) Good Morning Sometime/ Own/ improv outro [setlist provided by Bill Carter] tapes: guerilla video exists

August 20 1998 – Wilmington NC: Cowboy’s Texas Bar B Q
SWR clinic at Great Scott Music, Jacksonville, NC
setlist:
tapes:

August 21 1998 – Savannah GA: The Velvet Elvis
setlist:
Desired / Killer Fish / Beef / TRANQUILLADO / Dilemma / Spoon Guy (inst) / Uglytown / You’ve Made Me So Very Happy / Car Song / Pencil Music / Tug / Cause of Breakfast / I Will / Cardboard Dog (excerpt) / Potato / Drum Running / Inca / Utopia Theme (briefly) / Own / Gloss
tapes:

August 22 1998 – Tuscaloosa AL: The Chukker SWR clinic at The Guitar Gallery, 2300 McFarland Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL
setlist: Improv / Skunk / Top Of Stove Melting / I’m So Tired / Frozen Beef / The Endings Of Things / Open Up / My Dilemma / Drum Running / Inca Roads / Car Song
tapes:

August 23 1998 – New Orleans LA: Maple Leaf
setlist: Intro/Cardboard Dog/Rosemary Girl/Lightnin’ Roy/Frozen Beef (Come With Me)/ I, Drum-Running, Am Clapboard Bound/Voyage To Manhood/Top Of Stove Melting/ Egg Zooming (excerpt)/Inca Roads/The Endings Of Things/Winnie The Pooh/Love Theme From Vulture Fun/Beautiful/Killer Fish/Tug/Immigrant Song/Own/Gloss/Long Distance Runaround/ Pencil Music/Vent/Them Dolphins Is Smart/1988 Was A Million Years Ago/Yep, Them Dolphins Is Smart, Alright/TRANQUILLADO/”No One Came To See Us In New Orleans…”/Day Of The Cow 1/Snowcow/ The Desired Effect/Day Of The Cow 2/Baby Blues other songs played: Potato/Take Me To The River/I’m So Tired
tapes: guerilla audio exists / audience video exists

August 25 1998 – Houston TX: Instant Karma
setlist: Natty Trousers/Career-Quimby/I Can’t Stop/Cardboard Dog/Potato/Voyage To Manhood/Top Of Stove Melting/ Why Am I Your Guy?/I, Drum-Running, Am Clapboard Bound/Frozen Beef (Come With Me)/TRANQUILLADO/Pencil Music/Them Dolphins Is Smart/1988 Was A Million Years Ago/Yep, Them Dolphins Is Smart, Alright/Karma Police/Skunk/Killer Fish/Scotch/Inca Roads/Day Of The Cow 1/Snowcow/Day Of The Cow 2/Blameless/The Car Song
tapes: guerilla audio exists / audience video exists

August 26 1998 – Dallas TX: Club Clearview
SWR clinic at Guitar Center, Dallas, TX
setlist clinic: Cowology/Inca Roads/Uglytown/Voyage to Manhood
setlist show: Cause of Breakfast/ Killer Fish/ Frozen Beef/ Drum Running/ Voyage To Manhood/ Top of Stove Melting/ Beautiful/ Dolphins/ Pencil Music/ Cardboard Dog/ Rosemary Girl/ Tug/ Inca Roads/ Own/ Gloss encore: Cowology
tapes: guerilla audio exists (clinic and show)

August 28 1998 – Durango CO: The San Juan Room
setlist: set one: Cardboard Dog / Potato / Voyage To Manhood / Top of Stove Melting / Frozen Beef / Drum Running / Vent / Killer Fish / Tug/ Quimby / I Can’t Stop / Pencil Music set two: Cause of Breakfast/ I’m So Tired / Rosemary Girl / Beautiful / Dolphins Medley/ Immigrant Song / Take Me To The River / Born On the Bayou / Suzy Q (w/Scott Chatfield on drums) / Tax Man (w/SC on drums) / You’ve Made Me Feel (So Very Happy) / Inca Roads / Joey Sings da’ Blues / Car Song encores: Peaches En Regalia / Cowology
tapes: exists

August 30 1998 – San Diego CA: Humphrey’s (with Jethro Tull)
setlist: Cardboard Dog / Potato / Beautiful / Top Of Stove Melting / Day Of The Cow 1 / Snowcow / Sweating In School / Day Of The Cow 2
tapes:

The 1998 “We’re Not Here To Help” Version 2.0 Fall Tour

Band missives, photos and lots more here.

October 13 1998 – Denver CO: Quixote’s True Blue
setlist:
tapes:

October 15 1998 – Muncie IN: Headliners
setlist: introduction / Cardboard Dog / Career/Quimby / I Can’t Stop / Lightnin’ Roy / Strange Impulse / Open Up! / My Dilemma / Spoon Guy / Uglytown / Heavy Duty Judy / Immigrant Song / Uglytown / Dhen Tin / Cheddar / Voyage to Manhood / intros / Looking for Nina / Frozen Beef / Pencil Music / Broken PA jam / ‘Cause of Breakfast / The Wreckage Was Large / Pretty Enough For Girls / Taster / Beautiful / I Will / Inca Roads / Zomby Woof / Spearmint Pup / Cowlogy / TRANQUILLADO / Rosemary Girl [setlist provided by Ron Spiegelhalter, with added info by Bill Carter] tapes: guerilla audio and video exist

October 16 1998 – Chicago IL: Martyrs
Opener: Spelunkers
setlist: The Greatest Love Of All/Dhen Tin/Frozen Beef (Come With Me)/Killer Fish/Potato/Tug/Vent/Cardboard Dog/ Rosemary Girl/The Wreckage Was Large/Dolphins Trilogy/Bullys/Missile Dick/Performing Miracles/Spoonguy- Uglytown/Immigrant Song/end of Uglytown/Pencil Music/Pretty Enough For Girls/Taster/Looking For Nina/ Inca Roads/Skunk/The Car Song
tapes: guerilla audio exists, audience video exists

October 17 1998 – Cincinnati OH: Ripley’s
SWR Clinic
setlist (show): intro / Cheddar / 5/4 Groove / band intros / I Can’t Stop / Open Up! / Top of Stove Melting / Lightnin’ Roy / My Dilemma / Vent / Drum Running / Looking For Nina / Frozen Beef / Killer Fish / ‘Cause of Breakfast / Pencil Music / Pretty Enough For Girls / Taster / Potato / Spearmint Pup / Cardboard Dog / Rosemary Girl / Inca Roads / The Wreckage Was Large / Dhen Tin
[setlist provided by Ron Spiegelhalter] tapes: guerilla audio exists, guerilla video exists (clinic and show)

October 18 1998 – Birmingham AL: Alabama State Fair
at The Roundhouse
setlist: set one: Career/Quimby, I Can’t Stop, Skunk, , I’m Glad There’s Lemon-Freshened Thorax In You, Voyage To Manhood, Top Of Stove Melting, My Dilemma, Spoon Guy, Killer Fish, Potato, I, Drum-Running, Am Clapboard Bound, Looking For Nina, Frozen Beef, Pencil Music set two: Truckin’ (Greatful Dead cover), Lightnin’ Roy, I Will, Rosemary Girl, The Desired Effect, Day Of The Cow, Part 1, Snowcow, Sweatin’ In School, Day Of The Cow, Part 2 [setlist provided by J.D.Mack] tapes: guerilla audio exists

October 19 1998 – Atlanta GA: Dark Horse Tavern
setlist: set one: Lightin Roy, Pretty Enough for Girls, Taster, Drum Solo & Improv , Potato, Tug, Voyage, Stove, Open Up, Dilemma, Spoon Guy, Uglytown-Immigrant Song-Uglytown, Pencil set two: Cardboard, Nina, Frozen Beef, Strange Impulse, Dolphins, Rosemary Girl (instead of “Backwards Deb” and “Career-Quimby”), I Can`t Stop, Inca, Car Song
tapes: guerilla audio exists

October 20 1998 – Spartanburg SC: Ground Zero
setlist: set one: Breakfast / Skunk-Thorax / Voyage / Stove / Drum-Run / Nina / Frozen Beef / TRANQUILLADO / Pretty Enough / Taster / Potato / Cowlogy / Pencil set two: Dhen Tin / Cheddar / My Dilemma / Cardboard / Wreckage / Tug / Killer Fish / Dolphins / Beautiful / Inca / Own / Gloss encore: Car Song
tapes: guerilla audio exists

October 21 1998 – Asbury Park NJ: The Saint
with Project Object
setlist:
tapes: guerilla video exists (incl.soundcheck)

October 22 1998 – West Warwick RI: The Station
setlist: set one: This Place Is Cool (warm-up improv) / I, Drum-Running, Am Clapboard Bound / Rosemary Girl / Pretty Enough For Girls / Taster / Voyage to Manhood / Top of Stove Melting / Dhen Tin / Cheddar / 5/4 Groove / ‘Cause of Breakfast / the Cowlogy / Pencil Music set two: Cardboard Dog / Looking for Nina / Frozen Beef / Backwards Deb / Strange Impulse / Inca Roads / Potato
tapes: two guerilla audio sources known to exist

October 23 1998 – New York City NY: The Wetlands
SWR Clinic: Paramus NJ
setlist clinic: I Drum-Running, Vent, Killer Fish, Tug, Backwards Deb, Inca Roads, Cheddar-5/4 Groove-Cheddar [setlist provided by Bill Carter] setlist show: Cardboard Dog/ Looking for Nina/ Top Of Stove Melting/ Killer Fish/ Pretty Enough For Girls/ Taster / Pencil Music / My Dilemma / Potato / Inca Roads
tapes: guerilla video exists, guerilla audio exists

October 24 1998 – Springfield VA: Jaxx
with Bob Tedde and Peggy Totzke
setlist: Cardboard Dog, Killer Fish, The Desired Effect, Vent, I Drum-Running Am Clapboard Bound, Why Am I Your Guy?, Looking For Nina, Skunk, The Car Song, Lightnin’ Roy, Pretty Enough For Girls, Taster, Spearmint Pup, Day Of The Cow – Part 1, Snowcow, Sweating In School, Guitar Improvisation / Airport, Day Of The Cow – Part 2, Pencil Music Frozen Beef (Come With Me), Tranquillado, Career/Quimby, I Can’t Stop, Backwards Deb, Them Dolphins Is Smart, 1988 Was A Million Years Ago, Yep Them Dolphins Is Smart Alright, Chatfield Manor, Potato [setlist provided by Jim Denikos] tapes: guerilla audio and video exist

October 25 1998 – Philadelphia PA: Upstairs At Nick’s
SWR Clinic: Westchester PA
setlist clinic: 1988 / [fumbling about] / Sheltering Sky / Bryan talks / more Sheltering Sky / Career-Quimby / I Can’t Stop / Ticket to Ride / SWR chat 1 / Beautiful / Pretty Enough for Girls / Taster / SWR chat 2 / Paranoid Android / SWR chat 3 / Strange Impulse / Aglow / the bucket [setlist provided by Ron Spiegelhalter] setlist show: set one: ‘Cause Of Breakfast/ Killer Fish/ Frozen Beef/ Open Up!/ My Dilemma/ Spoon Guy/ Uglytown/ Immigrant Song/ Uglytown/ Strange Impulse/ Looking For Nina/ I, Drum-Running, Am Clapboard Bound/ Rosemary Girl/ Pencil Music set two: Lightnin’ Roy/ Voyage To Manhood/ Top Of Stove Melting/ Beautiful/ Dolphins/ Bullys (sic) (w/Missile Dick)/ Tranquillado/ Career-Quimby-I Can’t Stop/ I’m So Tired (Beatles)/ Inca Roads encores: Cardboard Dog/ Vent/ Pretty Enough For Girls/ Taster/ Potato
tapes: Clinic and show audience video exists, show SB audio exists

October 26 1998 – New York City NY: The Bottom Line (with Ed Palermo’s Big Band)
with Bob Tedde and Peggy Totzke
setlist: a.o. The Wreckage was Large/ Tranquillado/ Beautiful/ Cardboard Dog/ Pencil Music/ I Can’t Stop/ Potato/ Frozen Beef/ Pretty Enough For Girls/ Taster
tapes: guerilla audio exists

October 27 1998 – Albany NY: Valentine’s
SWR Clinic!
setlist clinic: Cheddar/ My Dilemma/ Dolphins/ Backwards Deb/ Taster/ Egg Zooming Coda/ Skunk
setlist show: Tug/ The Wreckage Was Large/ Spearmint Pup/ Cardboard Dog/ Quimby/ I Can’t Stop/ Cowlogy/ Lightnin’ Roy/ The Car Song/ The Desired Effect/ Top of Stove Melting/ Dolphins/ Bullys (w/Missile Dick)/ Vent/ Looking for Nina/ Frozen Beef/ Beautiful/ Tranquillado/ Voyage to Manhood/ Wish You Were Here/ Pretty Enough for Girls/ Taster/ Inca Roads
tapes: guerilla audio exists (mix SBD/audience)

October 29 1998 – Fort Wayne IN: Munchie Emporium-Crawfish Club
setlist:
tapes:

October 30 1998 – Lexington KY, WRBG radio
setlist – interview / Cardboard Dog / interview / Beautiful / Top of Stove Melting / interview / Pretty Enough For Girls / Taster / interview / Potato / Cowlogy / interview / Drum Running
tapes: audio exists

October 30 1998 – Lexington KY: Hemmingway’s
with The Johnson Brothers
setlist: Intro / Rosemary Girl / Beautiful / … / My Dilemma / Cardboard Dog / Career-Quimby / I Can’t Stop / I’m So Tired / Skunk / Voyage To Manhood / Top Of Stove Melting / Backwards Deb / Drum Running / Looking For Nina / Frozen Beef / Strange Impulse / Pencil Music / Inca Roads / Day Of The Cow I / Snowcow / Sweating in School / Day Of The Cow II / Car Song
tapes: audio exists

October 31 1998 – Lexington KY: Hemmingway’s
with The Johnson Brothers
setlist: Lightnin’ Roy / Natty Trousers / Killer Fish / Tug / The Wreckage Was Large / Pretty Enough For Girls / Taster / Vent / TRANQUILLADO / Pencil Music / Desired Effect / ‘Cause Of Breakfast / Costume Contest / Potato / Dhen Tin / Cheddar > 5/4 Groove / My Dilemma / Spoon Guy / Uglytown / Immigrant Song / Uglytown reprise / Inca Roads
tapes:

November 1 1998 – Cleveland OH: Wilberts
setlist: Intro/Looking For Nina / Frozen Beef / Strange Impulse / Killer Fish / Backwards Deb / Beautiful / Good Dolphins / 1988 / I’m So Tired / Rosemary Girl / Pencil Music / Pretty Enough For Girls / Taster The Wreckage Was Large / Cardboard Dog / Potato / Lighnin’ Roy / Tug / Inca Roads / Day Of The Cow / Cows
tapes: (SBD) audio exists, guerilla video exists

November 2 1998 – Madison WI: Club Tavern
setlist: The Greatest Love Of All-Dhen Tin/Cheddar/Voyage To Manhood/Top Of Stove Melting/ Skunk/The Wreckage Was Large/Blameless/Lightnin’ Roy/Spearmint Pup/Cardboard Dog/ Why Am I Your Guy?/Killer Fish/Pencil Music/Wailing Wall/Desired Effect/Looking For Nina/ Frozen Beef/Pretty Enough For Girls/Taster/Career-Quimby/I Can’t Stop/Cause Of Breakfast/ TRANQUILLADO/Happy Anniversary/Dolphin Trilogy/Open Up/My Dilemma/Spoonguy/ Uglytown/Strange Impulse/Inca Roads/Cowlogy
tapes: guerilla audio exists, audience video exists (incl.soundcheck)

November 3 1998 – Lincoln NE: Knickerbockers
SWR Clinic – Omaha NE
setlist clinic: Intro-Pretty Enough For Girls/Taster/Beautiful/Backwards Deb/Dolphins Trilogy/I, Drum-Running, Am Clapboard Bound/Inca Roads/Cardboard Dog
setlist Knickerbockers: Desired Effect/Looking For Nina/Frozen Beef (Come With Me)/I, Drum-Running, Am Clapboard Bound/ Backwards Deb/Beautiful/Dolphin Trilogy/Bullys pt.1/Missile Dick/Bullys pt.2/Tug/My Dilemma/ Pencil Music/Inca Roads/Cowlogy
tapes: guerilla audio exists, clinic and show audience video exists

November 5 1998 – Salt Lake City UT: Dead Goat Saloon
setlist: set one: Thomas Dolby(?)/ Killer Fish/ Tug/ Frozen Beef/ Drum Running/ Aglow/ Looking for Nina/ Voyage to Manhood/ Top of Stove Melting/ Open Up!/ My Dilemma/ Spoon guy/ Uglytown (w/Immigrant Song)/ Pencil Music set two: Spearmint Pup/ Cardboard Dog/ Potato/ Tranquillado/ Backwards Deb/ I’m So Tired/ The Wreckage Was Large/ The Desired Effect/ Career-Quimby/ I Can’t Stop/ Own/ Gloss/ Inca Roads/ Cowlogy/ I Will/ Car Song
tapes: audience video exists

November 6 1998 – Denver CO: Quixote’s True Blue
setlist:
tapes: guerilla audio exists/guerilla video exists (several people)
note: The Chronologist was present and is still looking for a tape of this show [2003]. Well, looking… Not anymore, not really…[2013]

November 7 1998 – Durango CO: San Juan Room
setlist: set 1: Career-Quimby / Open Up / My Dilemma / Cardboard Dog / Performing Miracles / Top Of Stove Melting / Beautiful / Lightnin’ Roy / Voyage To Manhood / Blameless / Killer Fish / Frozen Beef / Drum Running / Cause Of Breakfast / Desired Effect / Pencil Music set 2: Immigrant Song / Looking For Nina / Backwards Deb / Cheddar > 5/4 Groove / The Wreckage Was Large / Pretty Enough For Girls / Taster / Rosemary Girl / Them Dolphins Is Smart / 1988 Was A Million Years Ago / Yep, Them Dolphins Is Smart Alright / I’m So Tired / Skunk / TRANQUILLADO / Potato (Durango) / Inca Roads
tapes: guerilla audio exists
note: The Chronologist was present.

November 8 1998 – Breckenridge CO: The Alligator Lounge
setlist: I Will / Voyage To Manhood / Top Of Stove Melting / Lightnin’ Roy / My Dilemma / Pretty Enough For Girls / Taster / Career-Quimby / I Can’t Stop / Looking For Nina / Frozen Beef / Car Song / Pencil Music / Beautiful / Them Dolphins Is Smart / 1988 Was A Million Years Ago / Yep, Them Dolphins Is Smart Alright / Bullys / Missile Dick / Tug / The Wreckage Was Large / Gypsy Queen / Natty Trousers / Backwards Deb / Vent / I’m So Tired / Inca Roads / Day Of The Cow I / Snowcow / Immigrant Song / Day Of The Cow II / Killer Fish
tapes:
note: The Chronologist got somewhat stuck in a snowstorm and decided to travel back to Denver instead.

November 11 1998 – Seattle WA: The Fenix
setlist: Looking For Nina / Frozen Beef / Drum Running / Voyage To Manhood / Top Of Stove Melting / Beautiful / Them Dolphins Is Smart / 1988 Was A Million Years Ago / Yep, Them Dolphins Is Smart Alright / Rosemary Girl / High Hat Solo / The Wreckage Was Large / Killer Fish / Pencil Music / Pretty Enough For Girls / Taster / Inca Roads / Potato / Cardboard Dog
tapes: SBD audio exists

November 12 1998 – San Francisco CA: Club Cocodrie
with Bob Tedde and Peggy Totzke
setlist: Desired Effect/ Looking for Nina/ Frozen Beef/ Killer Fish/ Backwards Deb/ Beautiful/ Dolphins medley/ Own/ TRANQUILLADO/ Lightnin’ Roy/ Voyage to Manhood/ Top of Stove Melting/ Cardboard Dog/ Pencil Music/ Pretty Enough for Girls/ Taster/ The Wreckage was Large/ Cheddar/ Vent-Bryan Beller’s Favorite Song/ Inca Roads
tapes: guerilla audio exists
note: your webmaster was present.