1984

"Welcome to 1984.  Are you ready for the third world war?"


The Garden were replaced by the Bats for this show.

Above three images courtesy of Harriet Stein and the Pittsburgh Queer History Project.  Scroll down for alternate versions of some of these images.


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1/6/84 - The Shunts * Actual Size
1/7/84 - The Five
1/13/84 – Io * The Uprisers
1/14/84 - November's Children * Sacred Guns
1/20/84 - Actual Size * The Shunts
1/21/84 - The Five
1/27/84 - Kids After Dark * November's Children
1/28/84 - Io * Big Town Playboy

2/3/84 – Defectors * Io
2/4/84 - November's Children * The Garden
2/10/84 - 96 Tears * Actual Size
2/11/84 - The Dark (set list) * The Five
2/12/84 - Condemned * Half Life * Barbed Wire Dolls
2/16/84 - November's Children * Io
2/17/84 – Airon * Breaker
2/18/84 - The Facts
2/24/84 - Kids After Dark
2/25/84 - The Five

3/2/84 - Generic Beats * Io
3/3/84 - The Outsets * November's Children
3/16/84 - November's Children * Ronald Koal & the Trillionaires
3/17/84 - The Five * Society's Victim
3/23/84 – Io * Stingrays
3/24/84 – Stingrays * Critical
3/29/84 - My Dolls * November's Children
3/30/84 - The Five * Actual Size
3/31/84 - Kids After Dark * The Facts

4/4/84 - Critical Rockin' Roll
4/5/84 - November's Children
4/6/84 - November's Children * The Shunts * ID
4/7/84 - The Shunts * Actual Size
4/11/84 - Black Flag* Meat Puppets * Nig Heist
4/12/84 - Toxic Shock
4/13/84 - White Cross * Society's Victim
4/14/84 - The Glirons * The Five
4/20/84 - November's Childen * The Absurd
4/21/84 - The Shunts * The Facts
4/26/84 - Critical
4/27/84 - Kids After Dark
4/28/84 - The Five * Little Wretches

5/1/84 - The Outsets * November's Children
5/3/84 - Critical
5/4/84 - Society's Victim * The Absurd
5/5/84 - The Garden * The Absurd
5/11/84 - November's Children * Very Nice Plants
5/12/84 - The Five * The Garden
5/16/84 - The Dicks
5/17/84 - Nonfiction
5/18/84 - The Fync * Crumbs of Happiness (listen)
5/19/84 - Standard Deviation * The Imprints
5/22/84 - Clay Allison (set list) * The Cynics
5/23/84 - Rape of the South * The Bats * Half Life
5/25/84 - Kids After Dark * Crumbs of Happiness
5/26/86 - November's Children * Ragget Bags
5/27/84 - Society's Victim * 2000 Maniacs * Half Life * Ragged Bags
5/28/84 - Bugs Harvey Oswald
5/29/84 - My Dolls * The Uprisers
5/30/84 - The Five * Actual Size
5/31/84 - The Facts * Kids After Dark

6/1/84 - The Cynics * November's Children
6/2/84 - The Five * Thin White Line * Moist
6/8/84 - November's Children * Special Ed
6/9/84 - Special Ed
6/10/84 – Offbeats * Half Life * Society’s Victim
6/14/84 - Cro-Mags * Genghis Kahn * Social Outcast
6/15/84 - The Beating * Crumbs of Happiness
6/16/84 - The Raggetbags * The Shunts * White Wreckage
6/18/84 - Husker Du (set list) * White Wreckage * The Bats
6/21/84 - AWOL * Neon Christ * White Wreckage
6/22/84 - Kids After Dark * Mephisto Waltz
6/23/84 - 2000 Maniacs * White Wreckage * Scary Art at McDonald’s
6/24/84 - Articles of Faith * 2000 Maniacs * Half Life
6/30/84 - Jodie Foster's Army * Real Enemy

7/1/84 - The Bats * The Cynics * The Garden
7/3/84 - Thy Sons of God * 2000 Maniacs
7/5/84 - Diet Plan * Thin White Line * Color Me Gone
7/6/84 – Spot * The Hurt
7/7/84 - Other Mothers * November's Children
7/11/84 - Samhain * Half Life
7/12/84 - Other Mothers * November's Children
7/13/84 - Hector in Paris * Mephisto Waltz
7/14/84 - The Beating * The Hurt
7/15/84 - Grey March * Reptile House * The Hurt * Junior Bananas
7/20/84 - Kill Slug * White Wreckage
7/21/84 – Langrher * The Hurt
7/24/84 - The Cynics
7/27/84 – ARA * Thirsty Brats
7/28/84 - The Vipers * The Cynics
7/29/84 - Jodie Foster's Army * Half Life * White Wreckage
7/30/84 - The Vipers

8/1/84 - Red Scare * AOA
8/3/84 - Hector in Paris * The Cynics
8/4/84 - Tales of Terror * The Bats
8/8/84 - Band of Outsiders * Certain General * The Cynics
8/10/84 - The Bats * The Absurd
8/11/84 - Batilion of Saints * CIA * Outpatients * White Wreckage
8/16/84 - George Gee & His Make Believe Ballroom Orchestra
8/17/84 – Carsickness * The Abiders
8/18/84 - Hector in Paris * The Abiders
8/22/84 – Sabotage * Arion
8/24/84 - 8-Balls * Little Wretches
8/25/84 - The Scene * The Cynics
8/27/84 - Out of Order
8/30/84 - Articles of Faith * Decline * Poisoning
8/31/84 - Woofing Cookies * The Hurt

9/1/84 - The Vipers * Rebels * Infidels
9/6/84 – Raw Power * Riistetyt * Half Life * White Wreckage * Cause For Alarm
9/7/84 - Mephisto Waltz
9/8/84 - Carsickness * Little Wretches
9/9/84 - Hector in Paris (watch)
9/13/84 - Mad Violets * Prime Movers * The Cynics
9/14/84 - Hector in Paris * Ram Rods
9/15/84 - A.O.A. * Rifle Range * Idiot Boy
9/18/14 – Fang * Half Life * White Wreckage * Screaming Mailboxes of Destiny
9/20/84 - The Same * High Porch
9/21/84 - Hector in Paris * Mephisto Waltz
9/22/84 - Generic Beats * The Infidels
9/23/84 - Tales of Terror * Pressure Sensitive * Poisoning
9/28/84 - The Difficult
9/29/84 - Carsickness * Little Wretches

10/4/84 - Uprisers
10/5/84 - Shanghai Dog * The Shunts * Pressure Sensitive
10/6/84 - Carsickness * Little Wretches
10/11/84 - Pedal Jets * The Reactions
10/12/84 – 9353 * Pedal Jets
10/13/84 - Rude Buddha * The Beating * The Shunts
10/14/84 - Dr. Know (listen) (set list) * Society’s Victim * Half Life * Pressure Sensitive
10/15/84 - Black Flag * Saccharine Trust * Half Life * Tom Troccoli's Dog
10/16/84 - My Dolls * The Bats
10/19/84 - Carsickness * The Hard
10/20/84 - Hector in Paris * Standard Deviation
10/25/84 - 7 Seconds * Half Life * White Wreckage
10/26/84 - Little Wretches * The Beating
10/27/84 - The Five * Half Life * The Bats

11/2/84 - Hector in Paris * Reactions
11/3/84 - That Hope
11/4/84 - Stretch Marks * Half Life * Screaming Mailboxes of Destiny * White Wreckage
11/7/84 – Samhain * Half Life * Flak * White Wreckage
11/9/84 - Bird Songs of the Mesozoic * The Beating
11/10/84 - The Shy * The Ramrods
11/14/84 - Pressure Sensitive
11/16/84 - 8 Balls
11/17/84 - The Cynics * Plan 9
11/23/84 – Kraut * The Hard
11/24/84 - The Beating * Infidels
11/25/84 - Verbal Abuse * Half Life * Flak * Poisoning
11/28/84 - L.E.S.R. * The Beating
11/30/84 – Carsickness * Snare * The Idiots

12/1/84 - Black Market Baby * Flak * The Beating (listen)
12/5/84 - The Firebyrds * The Cynics * The Beating
12/6/84 - 8 Balls
12/7/84 - Spuds * Day Glow Radio
12/8/84 - Hector in Paris * Portable People
12/14/84 - The Imprints * The Form
12/15/84 – Offbeats * Flak * The Beating
12/16/84 - The Cynics * The Shunts * The Urge
12/21/84 – Anubis * Axis
12/22/84 - Spuds * Sponges
12/28/84 - 8 Balls
12/29/84 – Carsickness * The Shunts

List last updated 7/18/19

This group of posters courtesy of gig poster artist extraordinaire Paul Bucciarelli.  Check out his excellent work:









Images below (except for JFA) thanks to Nick Zeigler.

The Five's last show at the Electric Banana was on 10/27/84, after which they departed Pittsburgh for Boston.  We don't know whether they accomplished what they wanted to up there, but at least they had access to better seafood.