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Jeffrey Lee Pierce
-Chronology (III)-

Jeffrey Lee Pierce Quartet: 1985
Jeff solo: 1986-1987
Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee: 1989-1994
Jeffrey Lee Pierce December 1989
Jeffrey Lee Pierce in the Netherlands, November 1989.

Gun Club Chronology (I) (Period: 1980-1984)
Gun Club Chronology (II) (Period: 1986-1995)


Chronology: a chronological overview of known concert dates (some with setlists and/or ads), 
dates of studio recordings, all line-ups and other trivia related to the American artist Jeffrey Lee Pierce.
Date format is DD-MMM-YY. 

-Information in grey italics is uncertain-

1985
Jeffrey Lee Pierce Quartet. Recording and release of an album, EP and single. Continuous touring of the US and Europe until the end of the year when the group desolves.

By Autumn/Fall 1984 The Gun Club had taken up residency in London, where they broke up. Then it seemed like it was for good. Jeffrey Lee and his girlfriend Romi Mori (from Japan. a.k.a. Hiromi Otani as she was then named) take some holidays in Egypt before returning to London.

January 1985. Jeff recruits session players John McKenzie [The Explorers with Phil Manzanera & Andy Mackay from Roxy Music in 1984], Andy (Clifford Leon) Anderson [The Cure 1983-1984, Brilliant 1985] and Murray Mitchell [Siouxsie and Gun Club roadie] to form the Jeffrey Lee Pierce Quartet band.


London 17-Jan-85

17-Jan-85
UK London,Helter Skelter @ The Embassy on Bond Street
(Billed as the Astro-Unicorn Experimental Jazz Ensemble)

Ad: Taken from NME January 1985. Courtesy of Matti A.

Note: Helter Skelter @ the Embassy was an event on Thurdays organised by Batcave club originators Ollie and Hamish. Astro-Unicorn Experimental Jazz Ensemble: Jeffery Lee Pierce (electric piano)/ members of Youth's Brilliant and Flesh For Lulu (rhythm section)/ Lemmy Kilmister/ Kris Needs/ Andy Anderson (drums). Reviewed by the NME as: '..juvenile, tiresome, indulgent, pretentious, oh sod it, it was utter bollocks!'.


Jeffrey Lee Pierce Quartet Studio line-up (London: February 1985 - March 1985):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar/piano)/ Murray Mitchell (guitar/sax)/ John McKenzie (bass) and Andy Anderson (drums).

February/March 1985
UK London,Islington,Brittannia Row and Jam Studios,recording sessions for the "Wildweed" album, "Love & Desperation" single and (part of the) "Flamingo" EP. Songs recorded: Love & Desperation/ Sex Killer/ Cleopatra Dreams On/ From Temptation To You/ Sensitivity/ Hey Juana/ Love Circus/ Wildweed/ The Midnight Promise/ Open The Door Osiris (spoken word)/ The Fertility Goddess (spoken word)/ Portrait Of The Artist In Hell (spoken word/soundscapes)/ Chris And Maggie (spoken word/soundscapes)/ Flamingo (part 1 and part 2). Produced by Craig Leon (who produced The Ramones and Suicide's debut albums in 1976/77). Assisted by Cassell Webb. Mixed at Air Studios, London during March 1985.


March 1985
UK London,Jeff recruits the rhythm section of Clock DVA (Dean Dennis and Nick Sanderson) and his girlfriend Romi Mori (a.k.a. Hiromi Otani) for the "Flamingo" EP recordings.


March 1985
UK London,Solid Bond Studios,recording and mixing sessions for (part of the) "Flamingo" EP. Songs recorded: Get Away/ Fire [Jimi Hendrix]/ No More Fire. with Romi Mori (aka Hiromi Otani) (guitar), Dean Dennis (bass) and Nick Sanderson (drums). Produced by Craig Leon. Assisted by Cassell Webb.


March 1985
UK London,Jeff enlists Derek Thompson [SPK, The Cure in 1983] on guitar for his live band.


Jeffrey Lee Pierce Quartet Live line-up #1 (London: March 1985 - June 1985):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Derek Thompson (guitar)/ Dean Dennis (bass) and Nick Sanderson (drums).

Antwerpen 09-May-85

09-May-85
BE Antwerpen,Hof Ter Lo
[with The Party Vultures]

Photo: Credit © Yves Lorson @ Flickr and Yves Lorson @ Zenfolio . Used with kind permission.

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti A.


Paris 10-May-85

10-May-85
FR Paris,Théâtre Forum des Halles

Setlist: Bells On The River/ Hey Juana/ Cleopatra Dreams On/ Eternally Is Here/ Love & Desperation/ The Midnight Promise/ Get Away/ The Lie/ Texas Serenade/ Wildweed/ Sex Killer/ Fire/ Book of Love.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


12-May-85
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp


Gronau 13-May-85

13-May-85
DE Gronau,WDR/WWF TV Music Convoy
[with Propaganda, Everything But The Girl, Richard Thompson]
(afternoon)

Setlist: Hey Juana.

Photo: Screenshot from TV broadcast.

Note: The band performs in the afternoon on the Westdeutschen Werbefernsehen "Musik Convoy" program. The "Musik Convoy" existed only during 1984-1985. The progam's truck used to visit small towns in Nordrhein Westphalen on a Monday, set up on the marketplace and present local and international bands. Moderated by Alan Bangs.


13-May-85
DE Bochum,Zeche
(evening)

14-May-85
DE Berlin,Metropol/Loft


15-May-85
DE Hamburg,Markthalle

Setlist: Bells On The River/ Hey Juana/ Cleopatra Dreams On/ Eternally Is Here/ Love & Desperation/ The Midnight Promise/ Get Away/ The Lie/ Texas Serenade/ Wildweed/ Sex Killer/ Fire/ Book of Love.

Note: Most likely the "Sensitivity" bootleg LP has been recorded on this date.


Groningen 16-May-85

16-May-85
NL Groningen,Vera

Review: Taken from Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 17-May-85.


18-May-85
NL Den Haag,-


19-May-85
NL Apeldoorn,Gigant

Setlist: Bells On The River/ Hey Juana/ Eternally Is Here/ Cleopatra Dreams On/ Love & Desperation/ The Midnight Promise/ Get Away/ The Lie/ Texas Serenade/ Wildweed/ Sex Killer/ Fire/ Book of Love.


21-May-85
NL Nijmegen,Doornroosje

Setlist: Bells On The River/ Hey Juana/ Eternally Is Here/ Cleopatra Dreams On/ Love & Desperation/ The Midnight Promise/ Get Away/ The Lie/ Texas Serenade/ Wildweed/ Sex Killer/ Fire.


22-May-85
NL Utrecht,Tivoli


Amsterdam 23-May-85

23-May-85
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Fatal Flowers]

Setlist: a.o. Eternally Is Here/ Cleopatra Dreams On/ Moonlight Motel/ The Midnight Promise/ Texas Serenade/ Sex Killer(+)/ Fire(+).

Photo: Credit George Bekker @ seizoensgebonden.blogspot.nl . Used with kind permission.

Note: First 4 tracks broadcast on 24-May-85 by Dutch VPRO FM radio. Last 3 broadcast on 22-Nov-02 by Dutch FM radio on VPRO's "Nighttrain/The VPRO Music Archives". (+)available on the "The Life And Times Of Jeffrey Lee Pierce" 4CD Box Set (Retro Deluxe 2008).
Kid Congo Powers [then in Fur Bible] attends this concert.


24-May-85
NL Eindhoven,Effenaar


Rotterdam 25-May-85

25-May-85
NL Rotterdam,Arena

Ad: Taken from Het Vrije Volk 15-May-85.


Sittard 26-May-85

26-May-85
NL Sittard,Donkiesjot

Review: Taken from Limburgsch dagblad 29-May-85.


27-May-85
NL Hilversum,VPRO radio show

Note: Broadcast on 18-Sep-85.


London 03-Jun-85

03-Jun-85
UK London,Hammersmith Palais
[support for The Cult, with Balaam and the Angel]

Setlist: Hey Juana/ Eternally Is Here/ Cleopatra Dreams On/ Love And Desperation/ Midnight Promise/ Get Away/ The Lie/ Texas Serenade/ Wildweed/ Sex Killer.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from NME 01-Jun-85, courtesy of Matti A.

Note: Allegedly a shambolic affair.


June 1985
UK Romi Mori replaces Derek Thompson on guitar.


Jeffrey Lee Pierce Quartet Live line-up #2 (London: June 1985 - November 1985):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Romi Mori (guitar)/ Dean Dennis (bass) and Nick Sanderson (drums).

19-Jun-85
SE Stockholm,Moderna Museets Trädgård
[with Wilmer X]


xx-Jul-85
UK Croydon,Underground


London 03-Jul-85

03-Jul-85
UK London,Marquee Club

Setlist: Hey Juana/ Eternally Is Here/ Cleopatra Dreams On/ Love & Desperation/ The Midnight Promise/ Get Away/ Texas Serenade/ Wildweed/ Sex Killer/ Fire.

Review: Taken from NME 20-Jul-85.


13-Jul-85
UK Release of the Gun Club "Two Sides Of The Beast" compilation LP album (Dojo Records).


xx-Aug-85
UK Release of the "Love & Desperation" 12"/7" single (Statik).


02-Aug-85
US FL,Fort Lauderdale,Skating Center
[with The Meat Puppets]

Note: Part of a totally disorganized (with plenty of cancelled shows) 63-date North American tour during July/August and September at the end of which the tour manager ran off with the money.


Toronto 09-Aug-85

08-Aug-85
CA ON,Toronto,Bullwinkle's

Photo: Credit What Wave Zine archives.


Montréal 11-Aug-85

11-Aug-85
CA PQ,Montréal,Club Soda

Ticket: Photo of ticket courtesy of Matti A.


Boston 14-Aug-85

14-Aug-85
US MA Boston,The Channel Club
[with The Gluons, The Turbines]

Flyer: Scan of flyer courtesy of Ger P.


17-Aug-85
US NY,New York City,Irving Plaza
[with The Dirty Strangers]


Boston 20-Aug-85

20-Aug-85
US PA,Pittsburgh,The Decade

Ad: Scan taken from The Pittsburg Press 20-Aug-85.

Note: Jeffrey solo.


21-Aug-85
US PA,Philadelphia,The Kennel Club


xx-Aug-85
US VA,Blacksburg,After Sundown
[with The Peasants]


2x-Aug-85
US GA,Atlanta,40 Watt Club


30-Aug-85
US GA,Atlanta,688 Club

Setlist: Eternally Is Here/ Cleopatra Dreams On/ Get Away/ From Temptation To You/ Love & Desperation/ The Midnight Promise/ Hey Juana/ Texas Serenade/ Moonlight Motel/ Wildweed/ Sex Killer/ Fire.


Dallas 03-Sep-85

03-Sep-85
US LA,New Orleans,Jimmy's
[with Final Academy]

Flyer: Scan of flyer.


xx-Sep-85
US TX Austin,-


Dallas 06-Sep-85

06-Sep-85
US TX,Dallas,Deep Ellum,Theatre Gallery
[with Three On A Hill]

Flyer: Scan of flyer courtesy of Matti A.


xx-Sep-85
US AZ,Phoenix,Mason Jar


Los Angeles 14-Sep-85

14-Sep-85
US CA,Los Angeles,Club Lingerie
[with Chris D. and the Divine Horsemen]

Ad: Scan taken from the Los Angeles Times 14-Sep-85.


San Francisco 16-Sep-85

16-Sep-85
US CA,San Francisco,I-Beam
[with Yo]

Poster: Photo of poster.


Milwaukee 21-Sep-85

21-Sep-85
US WI,Milwaukee,University of Wisconsin,Sandburg Towers-The Cabaret

22-Sep-85
US WI,Madison,O'Cayz Corral

Article: Taken from The Milwaukee Journal 20-Sep-85.


xx-Sep-85
US CA,Sacramento,-

Note: At some guy's 19th birthday party, alledgedly for a fee of $50. End of tour.


xx-Oct-85
UK Release of the "Wildweed" LP album (Statik).


Villa Tempo Oct-85

1x-Oct-85
BE BRT 2 TV,Villa Tempo TV show

Photo: Love & Desperation (playback).

Photo: Screen capture.

Note: Broadcast on 14-Nov-85 (re-broadcast on BRT 1 on 18-Nov-85). Filmed outside in Rotterdam-Euromast (NL) @ Fenomena (amusement park), followed by an interview with Jeffrey. Other bands on this show: Jesus and Mary Chain, Woodentops, Minimal Compact and a feature on Pandora's Box.


Rotterdam 11-Oct-85

11-Oct-85
NL Rotterdam,De Doelen,Pandora's Box festival
[with Fur Bible, Neubauten, Tex & The Horseheads, Legendary Stardust Cowboy & The Gun Club,..]

Setlist: a.o. Hey Juana(**)/ The Midnight Promise(*)/ Wildweed(**).

Photo: Credit George Bekker @ seizoensgebonden.blogspot.nl . Used with kind permission.

Note: (**) available as extra tracks on the "9 Lives #1: Wildweed" album (Flow records 2005) and (*) broadcast Dutch VPRO FM radio.


12-Oct-85
NL Goes,'t Beest


13-Oct-85
BE Deinze,De Brielpoort,Futurama festival
[with The Triffids, Sonic Youth, The Jesus and Mary Chain, etc..]
(afternoon show)


Köln 13-Oct-85

13-Oct-85
DE Köln,Luxor
(evening show)

Setlist: Eternally Is Here/ Cleopatra Dreams On/ Get Away/ From Temptation To You/ Hey Juana/ Love & Desperation/ The Midnight Promise/ Sensitivity/ Texas Serenade/ Wildweed/ Sex Killer/ Goodbye Johnny/ Fire.

Ad: Scan from SPEX music magazine October 1985.


Einbeck 14-Oct-85

14-Oct-85
DE Einbeck-Vogelbeck,Outpost

Poster: Photo of poster, courtesy of Matti A.

Ticket: Photo of ticket.


15-Oct-85
DE Stuttgart,Maxim

Setlist: Eternally Is Here/ Cleopatra Dreams On/ Get Away/ From Temptation To You/ Hey Juana/ Love & Desperation/ The Midnight Promise/ Sensitivity/ Texas Serenade/ Wildweed/ Sex Killer/ Goodbye Johnny/ Bad America/ Fire.


München 16-Oct-85

16-Oct-85
DE München,Theaterfabrik

17-Oct-85
DE Saarbrücken,Aula Campus

Ad: Scan from SPEX music magazine October 1985.


Köln 18-Oct-85

18-Oct-85
DE Moers,Arata

Ad: Scan from SPEX music magazine October 1985.


19-Oct-85
DE Wilhemshaven,Kulturzentrum Pumpwerk

20-Oct-85
DE Osnabrück,Hydepark


23-Oct-85
SE Stockholm,Ritz

Setlist: Eternally Is Here/ Cleopatra Dreams On/ Get Away/ From Temptation To You/ Hey Juana/ Love & Desperation/ The Midnight Promise/ Sensitivity/ Texas Serenade/ Wildweed/ Sex Killer/ Goodbye Johnny/ Bad America/ Fire/ Moonlight Motel.


25-Oct-85
SE Göteborg,Errols

Setlist: Eternally Is Here/ Cleopatra Dreams On/ Get Away(+)/ From Temptation To You/ Hey Juana/ Love & Desperation/ The Midnight Promise/ Sensitivity(+)/ Texas Serenade(+)/ Wildweed(+)/ Sex Killer(+)/ Goodbye Johnny(+).

Note: (+) broadcast by Swedish SR P3 radio.


København 27-Oct-85

27-Oct-85
DK København,Saltlageret

Ticket: Scan courtesy of Peter G.F.


2x-Oct-85
NO Oslo,-
[with Tom Verlaine]

Note: Tom Verlaine joins on "Wild Thing", most likely a final encore.


xx-Nov-85
UK Release of the "Flamingo" 12" EP (Statik).


Sheffield 02-Nov-85

02-Nov-85
UK Sheffield,The Leadmill

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Ray Russell.


Edinburgh 03-Nov-85

03-Nov-85
UK Edinburgh,Hoochie Coochie Club

Flyer: Scan of flyer.


05-Nov-85
UK Leeds,The Warehouse


London 11-Nov-85

11-Nov-85
UK London,Hammersmith Palais
[support for The Fall and Wolfgang Press]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the NME 11-Nov-85.


12-Nov-85
NL Amsterdam,Meervaart,8th "One World Poetry" festival
[with Henry Rollins, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Edward Ka-Spel, Mona Mur, William S.Burroughs & Z'ev]

Note: Jeffrey Lee Pierce (second?) reading on day 1 of the festival (12-17-Nov-85). Jeffrey's first ever reading was on 08-May-84 @ Be Bop Records Reseda (US) reading from his Gun Club Italian tour '83 diary.


December 1985
UK Martin Hutt replaces Nick Sanderson on drums. Martin Hutt was in Bristol's The Review (1980), and later Teahouse Camp (1985-86), Dubh Chapter (1987-88) and The Driscolls (1988).


Jeffrey Lee Pierce Quartet Live line-up #3 (London: December 1985):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Romi Mori (guitar)/ Dean Dennis (bass) and Martin Hutt (drums).

03-Dec-85
CH Zürich,Rote Fabrik

Setlist: Eternally Is Here/ Cleopatra Dreams On/ Get Away/ From Temptation To You/ Hey Juana/ Love & Desperation/ The Midnight Promise/ Sensitivity/ Texas Serenade/ Wildweed/ Sex Killer/ Goodbye Johnny/ Mother Of Earth(+)/ Secret Fires(+).

Note: (+) Jeffrey solo.


Barcelona 04-Dec-85

04-Dec-85
ES Barcelona,Otto Zutz Club

Setlist: Eternally Is Here/ Cleopatra Dreams On/ Get Away/ From Temptation To You/ Hey Juana/ Love & Desperation/ The Midnight Promise/ Sensitivity/ Texas Serenade/ Wildweed/ Sex Killer/ Goodbye Johnny.

Photo: Taken from Ruta 66 magazine, February 1988.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Postcard: Scan of postcard courtesy of Matti A.


xx-Dec-85
FR Paris,Forum des Halles


Rennes 17-Dec-85

17-Dec-85
FR Rennes,Salle de la Cité,Grand Magasin
Les Transmusicales festival #7
[with The Jazz Butcher,The Screaming Blue Messiahs,..]

Photo: Credit Ian Craddock. (l-r): Martin Hutt, Jeffrey Lee Pierce and Romi Mori, backstage.

Ad: Scan of ad .


xx-Dec-85
NL Release of the Gun Club's "Danse Kalinda Boom" live album (Solid).


19-Dec-85
NL Groningen,Vera


Amsterdam 20-Dec-85

20-Dec-85
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with The Moodists]

Review: Taken from NRC Handelsblad 21-Dec-85.


21-Dec-85
BE Brielpoort,Deinze
X-Mas show festival
[with Neon Judgement, TC Matic]

23-Dec-85
NL Utrecht,Tivoli


London-Clarendon 27-Dec-85

27-Dec-85
UK London-Clarendon,Klub Foot @ The Clarendon Hotel Ballroom
[with The Scientists]

Ad: Scan of ad from NME 14-Dec-85.

Review: Review from the NME courtesy of Matti A.

Note: Last ever Jeffrey Lee Pierce Quartet show.






1986-1987
Jeff's readings and radio/recording sessions.

March 1986
Jeff and Romi move to Tokyo, Japan. By August 1986 they move back to London,Kensington.
In September Kid Congo joins the Bad Seeds and moves from London to Berlin for 3 years.


Sep/Oct-86
UK Barford St.Michael,Woodworm studio,Jeffrey Lee Pierce contributes slide guitar to "All My Secrets" a track for Jeremy Gluck's [ex-Barracudas] "I Knew Buffalo Bill" album. Also guesting on these recordings are Nikki Sudden, Rowland S. Howard and Epic Soundtracks. It's possible that Jeff's contribution was recorded @ Scarf Studio,Mile End during December 1986/January 1987 when some overdubs where done and Tony Cohen [Bad Seeds] was mixing.


October 1986
UK Jeff reforms The Gun Club.


28-Apr-87
NL VPRO FM Radio,session

Setlist: I'm Lonesome/ My Man's Gone Now.

Note: First radio session. Jeff and Kid Congo Powers. Also includes an interview with Kid Congo Powers. Date is broadcast date.


London 19-Nov-87

19-Nov-87
UK London,University of London,ULU
Big Ugly Mouth
[with Lydia Lunch and Henry Rollins]

Setlist: Blue Boy/ Tribute To Miles Davis.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Review: Taken from NME 28-Nov-87.

Note: Jeffrey Lee Pierce (third?) reading. Released on the "Lock 'n' Load" bootleg cassette, available from the ULU (Lydia Lunch and Henry Rollins on one side, Jeffrey Lee Pierce on the other).






Jeffrey Lee Pierce with Tony Chmelik and Simon Fish
Jeffrey Lee Pierce with Tony Chmelik and Simon Fish. Photo credit: Kayoko Hosaka.

1989-1994
Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee.

Stompin' session November 1989

03-Dec-89
NL VPRO FM radio,"Stompin'" show,session

Setlist: I Asked For Water, She Gave Me Gasoline [Howling Wolf](+)(*)/ Mother Of Earth/ House On The Water(*)/ Moaning In The Moonlight [Chester Burnett/Howling Wolf].

Photo: Screen capture from TV show.

Note: Second radio session. Jeff with Dutch harmonica player Kim Snelten [Jack Of Hearts]. Recorded in November. Date is broadcast date. (+)available on the "The Life And Times Of Jeffrey Lee Pierce" 4CD Box Set (Retro Deluxe 2008). (*) excerpt shown on VPRO's "Onrust TV show. Kim Snelten would in January 1992 join the "Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee' album recording sessions.


Amsterdam November 1989

03-Dec-89
NL VPRO TV,"Onrust" show,"Jeffreys' Blues"

Photo: Screen capture from TV show.

Note: "Jeffreys' Blues", a 20 mins documentary about Jeffrey, made by Bram Van Splunteren. Filmed in the Netherlands, at the "Stompin'" radio session, at the Blondie concert on 21-Nov-89 @ the Paradiso in Amsterdam etc.. Date is broadcast date. Re-broadcast on VPRO TV by "Lola Looks Back" on 15-Jul-96.


Amsterdam November 1989

15-Aug-90
US CA,Los Angeles,Cable access TV,Art Fein's Poker Party

Photo: Screen capture from TV show.

Note: Jeffrey was in town with The Gun Club to perform at Rob Ritter's memorial show @ the Roxy on the 12th. The TV talk show is hosted by Art Fein. Bob Forrest (Thelonious Monster), Phast Phreddie and Jeffrey are interviewed.


Summer 1990/1991
UK London,Tony Chmelik (a.k.a Cypress Grove) works at the Dobell's Jazz record shop 77 Charing Cross Road in Soho where Jeff passes by to listen to pre war country recordings and blues & roots records. Records which they would take home to tape and then put back. Later they listened to pre-war blues songs in Tony's West Kensington's bedroom flat, close to Jeff's place, and rehearsed some of them like: "Ramblin' Mind", "Constant Waiting", "Free To Walk" and "Like a Rolling Stone". These sessions will lay the foundation of Jeff's "Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee" album recorded during January 1992 in the Netherlands.


03-Oct-90
NL VPRO FM radio,"Nozems a go go" show,session

Setlist: Mother Of Earth/ Not Supposed To Be That Way [Willie Nelson].

Note: Third radio session. Jeff solo. Includes an interview with Jeffrey.


Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee & Cypress Grove line-up (Summer 1991 - November 1994):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar) and Tony Chmelik (guitar).

Summer/Autumn 1991
UK London,West Kensington,Mike Sugatte's home studio,Jeffrey and Tony Chmelik (a.k.a Cypress Grove) record (with Mike Suggate and Roger Fahbey) some of the blues songs they had been rehearsing, like "Old Reuben" and also songs from a G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter 1927-1929 recordings: "Ommie Wise" and "Handsome Molly". "Ommie Wise" is available as one of the extra tracks on the "9 Lives #5: Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee'" album (Flow records 2006).


Rotterdam 31-Aug-91

31-Aug-91
NL Rotterdam,De Doelen,Manege
'Ein Abend in Wien' festival
[with Lee Ranaldo, Mark Eitzel, Blur,..]

Setlist: a.o. Pony Blues [Charley Patton]/ Future Blues [Willie Brown]/ Moaning In The Moonlight [Chester Burnett/Howlin' Wolf]/ Good Times [Sam 'Lightnin' Hopkins]/ Long,Long Gone [Frankie Lee Sims]/ Not Supposed To Be That Way [Willie Nelson](*)/ Mother Of Earth (+).

Program: Taken from Dutch Oor magazine special.

Note: Jeffrey Lee Pierce (guitar/vocals) and Tony Chmelik (a.k.a Cypress Grove) (guitar). (*) with Tres Manos [René van Barneveld from Urban Dance Squad] on lap steel guitar. (+)Romi Mori joins on bass and Tony switches to drums (a snare and high-hat).

Part of a 2 day festival. Day 2 had Nick Cave, Sonic Youth etc.. Later that night Jeffrey Lee Pierce gave Nick Cave a cassette of the country stuff that he and Tony had been listening to. Perhaps this was the inspiration for Nick's "Murder Ballads" album, which he would record in 1994/1995.


Hilversum 01-Sep-91

01-Sep-91
NL Hilversum,VARA FM Radio,NOB radiostudio,2 Meter sessie,session

Setlist: Not Supposed To Be That Way [Willie Nelson]/ Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town [Mel Tillis]/ Mother Of Earth(*)

Photo: Credit Gene T.

Note: Fourth radio session. Engineered by Huub Hogeweg. Broadcast on 05-Sep-91.

Line-up: Jeffrey (vocals/guitar) and Tres Manos [René van Barneveld from Urban Dance Squad] on lap steel guitar. (*)Romi Mori joins on bass and Tony Chmelik (a.k.a Cypress Grove) on snare drum.

Available as extra tracks on the "9 Lives #6: Divinity" album (Flow records 2006).


January 1992
US NY,New York City,Brooklyn,BC Studios,Jeffrey contributes vocals and guitar to "Breaking In You Daydream" a track on Die Haut's "Head On" album. Engineered by Martin Bisi.


Spaarnwoude January 1992

January 1992
NL Spaarnwoude,Studio Zeezicht,recording sessions for the "Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee" album. Songs recorded: Goin' Down [Don Nix]/ Pony Blues [Charlie Patton]/ Future Blues [Willie Brown]/ Long Long Gone [Frankie Lee Sims]/ Bad Luck & Trouble [O. Hicks/J. West]/ Alabama Blues [Robert Wilkins]/ Good Times [Sam 'Lightnin' Hopkins]/ Stranger In My Heart [JL Pierce]/ Go Tell The Mountain [JL Pierce]/ Moanin' In The Moonlight [Chester Burnett/Howlin' Wolf]/ Hardtime Killin' Floor Blues [Skip James]/ L.A. County Jail Blues [JL Pierce]/ Mississippi Bottom Blues [Kid Bailey]/ In My Room. Engineered by Peter Rave.

One can hear a cat mewling during the intro and outro of "Future Blues".
"Blue Monsoons" for the Gun Club's "Lucky Jim" album is also recorded during these sessions, as well as an early version of "Lucky Jim" and a song which would later be called "The Snow Country".

Line-up: Jeffrey Lee Pierce (guitar/vocals), Tony Chmelik [a.k.a. Cypress Grove] (guitar) and Simon Fish [a.k.a. Willie Love] with Lincoln Fong [a.k.a. Carl La Fong/Karl Le Fong, and who engineered the "Mother Juno" album] (bass) and Kimberley S. [a.k.a. Kim Snelten of Jack Of Hearts] (blues harp).


04-Mar-92
NL VPRO FM Radio,Nozems A Go Go,session

Setlist: I'm Going Upstairs [John Lee Hooker]/ Be My Kid Blues [Elizabeth Johnson]/ L.A. County Jail Blues.

Note: Fifth radio session. Date is broadcast date. Re-broadcast on 22-Nov-02 on the "Nighttrain/The VPRO Music Archives" show.

Line-up: Jeffrey (vocals/guitar) and Tres Manos [René van Barneveld from Urban Dance Squad] on lap steel guitar.


xx-Mar-92
NL/FR Release of the "Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee" album (Solid/New Rose).


xx-May-92
NL -,a festival
(afternoon)

xx-May-92
NL -,-
[support for Golden Earring]
(evening)

Note: Doing blues songs and songs from the "Wildweed" album. Line-up: Jeffrey (vocals/guitar) and Tony Chmelik (a.k.a. Cypress Grove) (guitar) with Simon Fish (a.k.a. Willy Love) on drums and one of Jeffrey's ex roadies on bass.


20-Jun-92
DE Hamburg,Grosse Freiheit 36
[with Steve Forbet]

Note: Line-up: Jeffrey (vocals/guitar) and Tony Chmelik (a.k.a. Cypress Grove) (guitar).


11-Jul-92
NL Den Haag,Congresgebouw,North Sea Jazz festival
[with Willy Deville,Dr John]

26-Jul-92
BE Meer,Het Klooster,Akkerpop festival
[with Fischer Z, The Godfathers]

Note: Jeff's participation to both dates is cancelled, due to 'illness'. At Akkerpop he is replaced by Björn Again (an Australian ABBA parody band).


xx-Aug-92
US Release of the "Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee" album (Triple X).


06-Apr-93
NL VPRO FM Radio,Villa 65,session

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Laughing [David Crosby].

Note: Sixth radio session. Date is broadcast date. Session was preceded by an interview with Jeff. Available on the "The Life And Times Of Jeffrey Lee Pierce" 4CD Box Set (Retro Deluxe 2008).

Line-up: Jeffrey (vocals/ acoustic guitar) and Romi Mori (acoustic guitar) on "Lucky Jim".


02-Aug-93
BE Lokeren,Lokerse Feesten
[with Calvin Russell, Loudon Wainwright III, Betty Goes Green]

Note: Jeff solo or with Calvin Russell. It's uncertain whether Jeff and Calvin actually played.


1x-Oct-93
US OR,Portland,KBOO-FM Radio,Drinking From Puddles,session

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Laughing [David Crosby].

Note: Seventh radio session. Date is broadcast date. Recorded during the Gun Club's last North American tour. Available on the V/A: "Drinking From Puddles" album (Kill Rock Stars 1999).

Line-up: Jeffrey (vocals/ acoustic guitar).


Kensington xx-Oct-94

xx-Oct-94
UK London,Kensington

Photo: Screen captures from DVD set next to Google.Maps 'Street View' stills.

Note: Early October 1994. Jeffrey Lee Pierce is filmed for Henri-Jean Debon's "Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues" film. The filming is divided between Jeff's place at 34 Elsham Road, Kensington (where he's seen rehearsing with Tony Chmelik [Cypress Grove], who's living half a mile away) and Jeff's watering hole The Kensington at 11B Russell Gardens (where he's seen with his drinking buddies). Nick Cave, then living nearby, visits on 03-Oct-94. Nick Cave: "You have to take hold of your life Jeffrey and organise things". Jeffrey: "That's what people keep telling me". Nick Cave: "Fucking pigsty over here".


Bochum 18-Oct-94

18-Oct-94
DE Bochum,Bahnhof Langendreer

Ad: Scan of ad from Spex Oct-90, courtesy of Matti A.

Note: Start of the tour. With Edwin Heath (sound guy of the Vera club,Groningen) as driver, tour manager and sound engineer. Line-up: Jeffrey (vocals/guitar) and Tony Chmelik (a.k.a. Cypress Grove) (guitar).


20-Oct-94
DE Berlin,Knaack

Setlist: St. Louis Blues/ Pony Blues/ Titanic Blues/ Farmin' Man Blues/ My Black Mamma/ John Henry/ Junior's A Jap Girl's Christmas For His Santa Claus/ Crawl Out Your Window/ John Hardy/ Mother Of Earth/ Lucky Jim/ Not Supposed To Be That Way/ Long Long Gone.


22-Oct-94
DK Köbenhavn,Jazzhus Montmatre

Setlist: St. Louis Blues/ Pony Blues/ Titanic Blues/ My Black Mamma/ Farmin' Man Blues/ John Henry/ Junior's A Jap Girl's Christmas For His Santa Claus/ Crawl Out Your Window/ John Hardy/ Mother Of Earth/ Lucky Jim/ Not Supposed To Be That Way/ Long Long Gone/ Future Blues.


23-Oct-94
DK Aalborg,Tusenfryd

xx-Oct-94
SE -,-


26-Oct-94
DE Nürnberg,LGB

Setlist: (most likely) St. Louis Blues/ Pony Blues/ Titanic Blues/ My Black Mamma/ Farmin' Man Blues/ John Henry/ Junior's A Jap Girl's Christmas For His Santa Claus/ (certainly) Crawl Out Your Window/ John Hardy/ Mother Of Earth/ Lucky Jim/ Not Supposed To Be That Way/ Long Long Gone/ Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town/ Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You.


31-Oct-94
DE Frankfurt,Cooky's

Setlist: St. Louis Blues/ Pony Blues/ Titanic Blues/ My Black Mamma/ Farmin' Man Blues/ John Henry/ Junior's A Jap Girl's Christmas For His Santa Claus/ Crawl Out Your Window/ John Hardy/ Mother Of Earth/ Lucky Jim/ Not Supposed To Be That Way/ Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town/ Long Long Gone/ Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You/ I Am A Rock/ The Breaking Hands/ My Cousin Kim.


02-Nov-94
DE München,Muffathalle

xx-Nov-94
AT Wien,-


06-Nov-94
SI Ljubljana,Slovensko Mladinskega Gledalisca
[with Hugo Race]

Setlist: St. Louis Blues/ Pony Blues/ Titanic Blues/ Farmin' Man Blues/ My Black Mamma/ John Henry/ Junior's A Jap Girl's Christmas For His Santa Claus/ Crawl Out Your Window/ John Hardy/ Mother Of Earth/ Lucky Jim/ Not Supposed To Be That Way/ Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town / Long Long Gone/ I Am A Rock/ The Breaking Hands.

Note: Broadcast by Radio Slovenija on the Jane Weber and Mrs. Jasna Vidakovic Show. Recorded by Janus Luznar. Released on the (poor quality) "Anarchic Blues" live album (Music Melon 2011).


xx-Nov-94
IT Mezzago,Bloom
[with Hugo Race]

xx-Nov-94
CH Zürich,-
[with Herbert Huncke and William S.Burroughs]

Note: In Zürich Jeff also does a spoken word piece titled "Young Kyoko".


09-Nov-94
DE Ravensburg,Jugendhaus

10-Nov-94
NL Zoetemeer,Boerderij

11-Nov-94
NL Amsterdam,Arena
[with Chicago Shakedown]


Brugge 12-Nov-94

12-Nov-94
BE Brugge,Cactus Club

Setlist: St. Louis Blues/ Pony Blues/ Titanic Blues/ Farmin' Man Blues/ My Black Mamma/ John Henry/ Junior's A Jap Girl's Christmas For His Santa Claus/ Spanish Flang Dang/ Alabama Blues - From Temptation To You/ Crawl Out Your Window/ John Hardy/ Mother Of Earth/ Lucky Jim/ Not Supposed To Be That Way/ The Breaking Hands/ Long Long Gone.

Poster: Xerox of poster.


14-Nov-94
NL Rotterdam,Rotown

15-Nov-94
NL Nijmegen,O42

17-Nov-94
NL Goes,'t Beest

18-Nov-94
NL Breda,Para

19-Nov-94
NL Groningen,Simplon

20-Nov-94
NL Leeuwarden,Brouwershoeck

Note: End of the tour, and final Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee shows.


xx-Nov-94
UK London,Kensington

Note: Jeffrey is arrested in the UK for trying to settle a bar fight in Kensington,London by using his samorai sword(!). He is put in custody by London police at Heathrow airport (on his way to Greece for a show with The Gun Club) and in the end he is requested to leave the country (which he eventually does in the spring of 1995).



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