1984

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



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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
7/27/84 – 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
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 8/20/16

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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.