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Options August 1, 2013: The End of an Era..... Goodbye Maxwell's

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Artist Track Album Comments Approx. start time
The Bongos  Barbarella   Options Numbers With Wings    0:00:00 ()
  Maxwell's- The Feelies and the Hoboken Sound       0:03:45 ()
Blitzen Trapper  Furr   Options Live at Maxwell's 12/09/2011    0:12:25 ()
Robyn Hitchcock  Madonna of the Wasps   Options Live at Maxwell's 11/18/2006    0:17:28 ()
Elliot Smith  Isn't it a Pity (George Harrison Cover)   Options Live at Maxwell's 08/12/1998    0:21:10 ()
Luna  Anesthesia   Options Luna Live!    0:24:36 ()
Sebadoh  On Fire   Options Live at ATP, 2012    0:28:09 ()
Kevin Ayers  Two Goes Into Four   Options Live at Maxwell's April 1993    0:32:13 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds From the Coney Island Boardwalk       0:35:04 ()
Hasil Adkins  No More Hot Dogs   Options     0:44:06 ()
Th' Legendary Shack Shakers  Sin Eater   Options     0:45:27 ()
The English Beat  I Confess   Options Live at Maxwell's 06/21/2008    0:49:02 ()
The Slits  Typical Girls   Options Live at Maxwell's 11/02/2006    0:55:33 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds of Sideshows by the Seashore       1:00:22 ()
Imperial Teen   You're One   Options Live at Maxwell's 10/30/2002    1:08:21 ()
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead  Another Morning Stoner   Options Live at Maxwell's 07/23/2013    1:11:43 ()
Kristin Hersh  Hate My Way   Options Live at Maxwell's 10/22/1999    1:13:53 ()
Chameleons Vox  Swamp Thing   Options Live at Maxwell's 11/27/11    1:18:01 ()
The Pixies  Gigantic   Options     1:24:23 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds from the Point Pleasant Beach       1:27:49 ()
Weston  Retarded   Options This is My Voice and This is My Heart- Live at Maxwell's    1:35:30 ()
Mission of Burma  Academy Fight Song   Options Live at Maxwell's 01/28/2011    1:37:37 ()
Melvins Lite  Let Me Roll It   Options Freak Puke    1:40:54 ()
Fugazi  Waiting Room   Options Live at Maxwell's 10/08/1989    1:45:26 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds from the Point Pleasant Boardwalk       1:48:40 ()
The Cowsills  The Rain, The Park and Other Things   Options The Best of the Cowsills    1:56:00 ()
The Hall Monitors  Girls   Options Girls EP    1:58:43 ()
The Mummies  A Girl Like You   Options Live at Maxwell's 06/09/2009    2:01:26 ()
The Gories  To Find Out   Options Live at Maxwell's 07/29/2010    2:04:18 ()
Smashing Pumpkins  Godzilla (Blue Oyster Cult Cover)   Options Live at Maxwell's 02/18/1991    2:06:44 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds From the Coney Island Boardwalk       2:11:08 ()
The Replacements  Bastards Of Young   Options Live at Maxwell's 02/04/1986    2:17:32 ()
Pavement  Date With Ikea   Options     2:20:25 ()
Dinosaur Jr.  Kracked   Options     2:23:04 ()
Rollins Band  Lonely   Options Live at the Cat Club NYC 1987    2:26:06 ()
Minutemen  Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing   Options Live at Maxwell's 10/27/1985    2:31:27 ()
Crash Worship  Ho1y Mountain   Options     2:32:58 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds of Sideshows by the Seashore       2:35:05 ()
X  Los Angeles   Options     2:40:26 ()
Sonic Youth  Schixophrenia   Options     2:42:15 ()
Tall Dwarfs  All My Hollowness to You   Options     2:46:21 ()
The Reigning Sound  Stop & Think It Over   Options Live at Maxwell's    2:49:40 ()
Yo La Tengo  Sometime in the Morning   Options Live at Maxwell's 12/08/2007    2:52:18 ()
The Feelies  Away   Options     2:55:12 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:02am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Meghan. Good morning from Nova Scotia.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:02am Meghan:

good morning Sem!
  Thu. 8/1/13 6:05am sara:

what a great old picture!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:05am Meghan:

There! resized! phew!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:11am Chuck:

Pictures must be from when I was living in the area. Note the Rheingold beer sign on the left...
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:14am Meghan:

morning Chuck! Yeah, I barely recognize this as Maxwell's! I only ever knew it as what it is today....
  Thu. 8/1/13 6:14am sara:

Rheingold and Schaefer
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:15am Chuck:

The picture has a mid-60s look to it. That's when I was living around there....
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:16am Parq:

G'morning, Meg. Can you believe I'm up this early? Got jury duty. This should be quite a show.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:17am Meghan:

I was about to say.... what a sec.... Morning Parq! Well, if jury duty gets you up early to enjoy more show... then yay!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:17am Chuck:

Oh! And I just noticed a Bell Telephone logo on the bottom right side window near the door!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:20am Meghan:

The picture must be when it was the old Maxwell House bar, prior to the joys of the club days..... There is a date at the bottom.... 1974
  Thu. 8/1/13 6:20am Dave B:

I forgot how good ZzzQuil is.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:22am Meghan:

Morning Dave! Never used it before.... works well I guess... good to know! But you are awake now, so that is all that counts!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:22am Chuck:

Ah. My family had moved to Hackensack by then. Though my mom grew up in Hoboken and graduated high school there. Maybe she remembers more...
  Thu. 8/1/13 6:23am Dave B:

And a good song to wake to...
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:24am fred:

Good morning Meghan and others
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:29am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- photo reminds me of 'Morrison Hotel' cover...

- know Bongos' 'Barbarella' from a Trouser Press flexidisc - I think it was. Strange in fact to communicate w/ other people that know it!
- Thx for sharing these performances...
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:30am groucho:

Good Morning x
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:32am fred:

@Chuck: Juliana Hatfield had a "live at Maxwell's" recording as one of the swags for her latest crowdriser
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:33am Meghan:

Morning Fred, Rabbit and Groucho!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:34am Chuck:

I'll have to look around for that, Fred!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:35am Dave B:

My beer is Rhinegold the dry beer
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:39am fred:

@Chuck: you can see the details here: www.pledgemusic.com...
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:39am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- I got a rare Thur. off - I both wanna listen in repose & stay here & prob. ☆ everything & annoy everyone...I can stay out here & have a cuppa & a nibble I suppose!...
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:48am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- pretty sad to have efd's FayeHunter tribute last night, then wake up to the wake for Maxwells & Elliot Smith
- but we got a party goin' on now!...
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:50am Meghan:

Yeah, the Faye Hunter thing was surprising.... sad
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:51am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- efd did a great job of it.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:52am Dave B:

I confess - did someone record this from the audience?
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:53am Meghan:

totally.... but the whole audience is singing along! I was at an English Beat show at Maxwell's before and the entire audience, including myself sings along!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:53am Chuck:

Sure sounds like it, DB...
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:55am Dave B:

No doubt, and I'm no Phil Spector but it sounds pretty horrible if that's off the board....
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:55am Ken From Hyde Park:

I used to see live music at the Rhinecliff Hotel (or Hotel Rhinecliff) up here. Now, it's a fancy bar/restaurant and, I guess, a real hotel again. I showed it to my daughter the other day and I would hardly recognize the place.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:56am Meghan:

all of the songs here are pretty much audience members recording! I don't know many that got recorded off the board, unless they put out an album....
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 6:59am Dave B:

Ah.... Cool. I'll leave my snark out then.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:00am Parq:

Whoa. The Slits were really tearing it up.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:01am groucho:

this week's programming has got me feeling all nostalgic for a pub I've never been to. In a few years when my memory's faded and some stranger mentions Maxwells I'll be like 'yeah I remember that place' and they'll be like 'oh yeah?' and I'll be like 'did you know it used to open at like 5 in the morning for an hour and about 11 at night for the shift change at the Maxwell House coffee place' and they'll be like 'really? I saw the Slits there' and I'll be like 'yeah I remember hearing Typical Girls' there in '06' and we'll have this kind of faux friendship based on lies. it'll be nice. I've never even been to america.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:03am BadGuyZero:

Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:06am Dave B:

Skin, flesh, some fava beans and a fine chianti...
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:07am Dave B:

^ hat tip to Groucho ^
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:10am Meghan:

Morning BGZ!!! Hahaha... nice one Groucho! Lie away... go for it! We won't tell....
  Thu. 8/1/13 7:20am mosescarryout@ yahoo.com:

In 1987 my band was scheduled to play a wedding reception there for 2 employees of our record company. After our soundcheck several people with sad faces came into the room and started taking down the decorations and hauling the food away. Seems the Father of the bride died suddenly during the wedding! We drove back to Ohio without playing, in a raging snowstorm.
  Thu. 8/1/13 7:25am sara:

sad and so scenic
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:26am BadGuyZero:

The Muffs covered Pixies' "Manta Ray" during their set at Maxwell's last week.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:27am Meghan:

Woah.... that is messed up.... Imagine how the bride felt! Jeez....
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:37am Ken From Hyde Park:

Now that Maxwell's is no more, are there any venues for live music in the area? What will become of the space now? A coffee shop?
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:40am Meghan:

No music venues around this area besides NYC. That is what makes it super sad. There are rumours that some space will open up in Jersey City.... but I will believe it when I see it. Part of what will be missed is not just the place but the booking of it.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:41am BadGuyZero:

Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:42am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:42am Meghan:

And no idea what it will become..... It is being joked that it will become a Starbucks....
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:45am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- coffee before & after then
...if it does, consider that they'll no doubt have hip tasteful trendy adult recorded music playing....
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:45am BadGuyZero:

At this time last week I was sitting in Love Field waiting for my flight to EWR. I went to The Muffs show then flew back.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:45am Parq:

If it had been in Manhattan, it would become a bank branch or a chain health-and-beauty store.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:47am fred:

I was just talking (as in 30s ago) with someone about the closing of venues in Paris
  Thu. 8/1/13 7:47am Robert:

Whar maybe some people don't realize is that it continued as a bar. It's just that the back room became the most prominent feature of the place.
  Thu. 8/1/13 7:49am Robert:

I'm predicting it'll become a CVS or Walgreen's. Everyplace where I am becomes one.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:50am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- I *have* heard the Melvins are a tiny bit loud...
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:50am BadGuyZero:

Was that Melvins show from the 50 states in 50 days tour?
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:51am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

50 in 50?! Did they do that ?!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:52am BadGuyZero:

They did! Last year.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:53am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Is that a unique accomplishment - ?!
...It takes a day to get to Hawaii - or Alaska - no?!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:55am BadGuyZero:

They played DC as well, so it was 51 in 51. They started in Anchorage and ended in Honolulu.

Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:56am Chuck:

How far back does the recorded archive go, Meghan?
  Thu. 8/1/13 7:57am ?:

I've only ever been to Maxwell's for this...

Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:57am Meghan:

for what Chuck? For Maxwell's? Not sure... I have searched a bit here and there...
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:59am Chuck:

Well, yea, what else...
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 7:59am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Thx for Link BGZ. Wow.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:00am Meghan:

WFMU archives.... which do go back a bit....
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:00am Chuck:

What's the earliest recording you have from there, at least?
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:00am Meghan:

There is not an actual archive for Maxwell's.... though there should be!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:00am Dave B:

DC is a city, not a state (yet)

Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:01am Meghan:

I see 1985.....
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:01am Chuck:

Guess it goes by band rather than venue then.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:02am Chuck:

85 is going back a ways...
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:05am Van in DC:

Good morning Meghan
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:06am Meghan:

Morning Van! Early again I see! Nice!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:08am Dave B:

Gotta scoot in early today. See you kids next week
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:10am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I love Godzilla so much!
...We're both Nov.3rd babies...
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:18am Chuck:

Vintage Replacements!
  Thu. 8/1/13 8:18am Nancy:

wow- Waiting Room, now Bastards of Young. You are making my day.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:20am BadGuyZero:

This Replacements show is UH-maaaaaazing!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:20am Meghan:

The hard part was picking out a song!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:21am BadGuyZero:

They were exceptionally good that show.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:25am PKNY:

Considering how loud DJ play, I'm surprised this recording isn't *more* distorted.
  Thu. 8/1/13 8:25am KP:

Good morning, Meghan.
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:28am Chuck:

The person Rollins is talking about needs to get a dog, or better still, a cat...
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:28am Meghan:

Like I said, I tried to find to most listenable versions of stuff!!!

Morning PKNY and KP
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:34am Cheri Pi:

  Thu. 8/1/13 8:39am Robert:

But Meghan, maybe I'm wrong, but isn't Maxwell's considerably smaller than many of those that person mentioned? It would be exceptionally cruel to have effectively locked people in to Maxwell's!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:41am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):


Just got home from another salsa class that went over for an hour for free!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:41am Meghan:

It only held 200 people! But small clubs in NYC did and still do have that policy that once you are in, you are in.....
  Thu. 8/1/13 8:43am common:

great show! this is greeeeeet!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:44am Chuck:

Salsa needs a class? Thought you only needed a Cuisinart...
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:45am Chuck:

And lots of cilantro!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:45am Meghan:

I want video of these "salsa" classes Elwyn....

Thanks common!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:49am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

The teacher told us to bring video cameras next week!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:56am KevinfromBayRidge:

Looks like I mostly missed a great, if sad, show. Archives, here we come!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:56am northguineahills:

Thanks Meghan for an awesome show!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:57am Meghan:

Thanks all! for a great interview about Maxwell's- www.vulture.com...
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 8:59am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

Meghan: when you were in Sydney, did you ever go to the Hopetoun Hotel or Annandale Hotel for gigs? They both closed down in the last couple of years.

The Hopetoun got hit with a bunch of demands by local council to fix their facilities.
The Annandale was very poorly run in my opinion but survived off nostalgia of legends born there.
  Thu. 8/1/13 9:00am KP:

Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 9:00am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx Again!
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 9:01am Meghan:

sadly no.... I didn't......
Avatar Thu. 8/1/13 9:01am Ken From Hyde Park:

This was a good show this morning. I really enjoyed it.
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