1986


With the exceptions noted, all photos on this page courtesy of photographer Ron Lutz II.  Scroll down for many, many more.
PTD rocks the Electric Banana in 1986.  This Ron Lutz II photo was first brought to our attention by Patrick K. Nightingale.



Half Life at the Electric Banana, 1986
Chaos reigns.  Check out the young lady in the upper right, watching the madness from a safe perch.

We now take you to your regularly-scheduled gig list.  More photos thereafter.
 
1/2/86 - Son of John
1/3/86 – Deformed * The Updowns
1/4/86 - Wasted Talent * The Wretches
1/8/86 - No Trend
1/9/86 - Chronic Disorder
1/10/86 - The Toll * A.T.S.
1/11/86 - Son of John * The Strikers * Between the Beat



Poster courtesy of Josh M. Slifkin, created by Damon Che.
1/13/86 - Angst * Deformed * PTD
1/17/86 - The Convenience
1/18/86 - The Affordable Floors * Son of John
1/19/86 - The Convenience * Pynknoys
1/23/86 - Asexuals * Wild Stares
1/24/86 – Eugene Chadbourne * Bronk
1/25/86 – The Dub Squad * The Wretches
1/27/86 – Half Life * Descendents * Circus of Death
1/31/86 – Zone Bleu * Wild Kingdom

2/1/86 – The Convenients * 11h Hour
2/2/86 – PTD * Deformed
2/6/86 - Dag Nasty (set list) (listen) * Beefeater * Half Life
2/7/86 - The Wretches * Between the Beat
2/8/86 - Two by Fours * The Forgotten
2/13/86 - Artless * PTD * XXY
2/14/86 – Wild Kingdom * The Jury
2/15/86 - Striker * Between the Beat
2/16/86 - Government Issue * Half Life * Circus of Death
2/21/86 - Jesse Malin * Hope * Zone Bleu * The Wave
2/22/86 - The Cynics * The Garden
2/23/86 - Jessee Malin * The Cynics * The Garden
2/27/86 - Wild Kingdom
2/28/86 - The Wretches * One Minute to Pray * The Wave

3/1/86 - The Service * The Jury
3/2/86 - The Service * Circus of Death
3/6/86 - One Minute to Pray * The Wretches
3/7/86 – Between the Beat * The Convenients
3/8/86 – Pedal Jets * One Minute to Pray
3/9/86 – 11th Hour * Between the Beat
3/13/86 - Bone of Contention * Between the Beat
3/14/86 - The Wretches * The Jury
3/15/86 - Wild Kingdom * Thirsty Brats
3/16/86 - Scream * Half Life * Circus of Death
3/20/86 - Zone Bleu * Angry Mob
3/21/86 – The Convenients * The Shunts
3/22/86 – The 2 x 4’s * A.T.S.
3/23/86 – Life Sentence * PTD * Half Life * The Convenience
3/27/86 - Wasted Talent * Convenience
3/28/86 - The Wretches * One Minute to Pray
3/29/86 – Convenience * The Jury

4/1/86 - DC3
4/2/86 - DC3 * Tom Troccoli's Dog
4/4/86 – Wasted Talent * One Minute to Pray
4/5/86 – Bad Martyrs * The Wretches
4/11/86 – The Cynics * Cousin It
4/12/86 – Carsickness * Dead Man’s Hand
4/13/86 - Homo Picnic * Half Life * Circus of Death
4/18/86 – Wild King * The Convenients
4/19/86 – Thirsty Brats * Derailer
4/25/86 – Zone Bleu * Between the Beat
4/26/86 – The 2 x 4’s * Half Life * A.T.S.
4/27/86 - Circle of Shit * Half Life * Circus of Death

5/2/86 – Valley of the Kings * Crying Out Loud
5/3/86 – The Service
5/4/86 – The Service
5/9/86 – Carsickness * One Minute to Pray
5/10/86 – A.T.S.
5/16/86 – The Outlets * Affordable Floors
5/17/86 - The Cynics * Plan 9
5/18/86 - Dag Nasty * Half Life * Tension * Deformed
5/23/86 – Tex & the Horseheads * Deadman’s Hand * A.T.S. * PTD
5/24/86 – The Wretches * Spuds
5/29/86 - Bone of Contention
5/30/86 – One Minute to Pray * The Wretches
5/31/86 – The 2 x 4’s

6/1/86 – The 2 x 4’s
6/5/86 - Shadow Club
6/6/86 - The Attitude * One Minute to Pray * Wasted Talent
6/7/86 - The Cynics * L-18-S
6/8/86 - L-18-S * 11th Hour
6/10/86 – Offbeats * Half Life * Society's Victim
6/11/86 - D.R.I. * Half Life * The Deformed
6/12/86 - Long Afternoon * Café Lave
6/13/86 - Pop Defect * A.T.S. (with Minette Seate)
6/14/86 – Carsickness * The First
6/15/86 - Marginal Man * Pop Defect * Tar Babies
6/18/86 - Blood Flower
6/19/86 - One Minute to Pray * Haywain
6/20/86 - Home & Garden * The Third Mind * The White-Outs
6/21/86 - Two by Fours* The Cryptics
6/22/86 - Executioner * Deformed * Dream Death * Circus of Death
6/26/86 - The First * Haywain
6/27/86 - The Cynics * Miracle Legion * Zone Bleu
6/28/86 - Wild Kingdom * The Subterraneans
6/29/86 - Vampire Lezbos * Gargoyle Sox

7/4/86 - The Wretches * The Haywains
7/5/86 - Vertical Pillows * The Cynics
7/6/86 - No Trend * Pleased Youth * Half Life
7/10/86 - Life Sentence * Deformed * Circus of Death
7/11/86 - Crying Out Loud * Beats Walking * Wasted Talent
7/12/86 – AOA * Wasted Talent * The First
7/13/86 - Justice League * Half Life
7/17/86 – One Minute to Pray * Heretics * Long Afternoon
7/18/86 - Celibate Rifles * Zone Bleu * Son of John
7/19/86 - Bop Harvey * 11th Hour * Haywain
7/20/86 - The Cynics * Bone of Contention * Arion * The Ranch Hands
7/23/86 – Descendents * Dag Nasty * Half Life * Circus of Death
7/24/86 - Sister Ray * The Updowns * The First
7/25/86 - The Attitude * One Minute to Pray * Haywain
7/26/86 - Sonny Vincent & the Extremes * The Convenients
7/27/86 - Slaughterhouse Five * Denied Remark
7/31/86 - The Ease * Heretics

8/1/86 - Volcano Suns * A.T.S.
8/2/86 - The Convenients * Bad Martyrs
8/3/86 - The Cynics * House of Freaks
8/6/86 - Cro-Mags (listen) * GBH* Half Life
8/7/86 – Haywain * Bad Martyrs
8/8/86 - Screaming Broccoli * Hollywood Indians
8/9/86 - Uncle Sam * Primates
8/11/86 - Toxic Reasons          
8/14/86 - Life Sentence
8/15/86 - In Fear of Roses * One Minute to Pray
8/16/86 - Little Wretches (listen) * Gargle * Zone Bleu
8/22/86 - One Minute to Pray * The Cynics
8/23/86 - The Attitude * Bad Martyrs
8/24/86 - Deadman's Hand * The Heretics * The Up Downs
8/25/86 - Tupelo Chain Sex
8/26/86 - Tupelo Chain Sex * Zone Bleue
8/27/86 - Jodie Foster's Army * Deformed * Circus of Death
8/29/86 - Cashmere Jungle Lords * The White-Outs
8/30/86 - Circus of Death * Cousin It
8/31/86 - Agnostic Front (listen) * The Cynics * Circus of Death

9/4/86 - 7 Seconds * Detox * Half Life
9/5/86 - Par 3 * The Cynics
9/6/86 - The Wretches * Par 3
9/7/86 - Government Issue * Half Life
9/12/86 - A.T.S. * Cousin It
9/13/86 - Shake Out * Cousin It * The Cynics
9/14/86 - Slam * The Dehumanizers
9/17/86 - Pussy Galore * Meat * Cousin It
9/18/86 - Mean Streak * Pantera
9/19/86 - One Minute to Pray * 86
9/20/86 - 3-D Invisibles * A.T.S.
9/21/86 - Eat America
9/25/86 - One Minute to Pray
9/26/86 – The Cynics * The Connells
9/27/86 – Two Small Bodies * Garden
9/28/86 – Circus of Death * Wasted Youth

10/1/86 - Impaler (set list) * Doom Watch
10/2/86 - The Cynics
10/3/86 – Day For Night * The Updowns
10/4/86 – Vale of Tears * The White-Outs
10/5/86 – Necropolis * Mean Streak * Pantera
10/9/86 - Fang * Half Life
10/10/86 – The Frames * The Updowns
10/11/86 – Thirsty Brats * Between the Beat
10/12/86 – Dr. Know * Executioner * Dream Death
10/16/86 - Half Life * The Adolescents * Scab
10/17/86 - Wasted Talent
10/18/86 - Beatnik Flies
10/19/86 - Agnostic Front * Doom Watch * The Uninvited
10/23/86 - Mean Streak * The Unknown
10/24/86 - Fear of Roses * Between the Beat * Affordable Floors
10/25/86 - The Cynics * The Headless Horsemen
10/26/86 - The Cynics (with Tom Moran)* The Updowns * Rot Sunday
10/29/86 - Saccharine Trust * Amazing Grace
10/30/86 - Amazing Grace
10/31/86 – Plan 9 * The Cynics
Courtesy of Kirk Botula.

11/1/86 – fIREHOSE * Mean Streak * The Wizard
11/2/86 – Murphy’s Law * Half Life * Rot
11/6/86 - The Frames * Bone of Contention
11/7/86 – Carsickness * House of Freaks
11/8/86 - Precious Wax Drippings * Gargle Sox
11/9/86 - Amazing Grace * Doom Watch
11/13/86 - Zone Bleu * Project H
11/14/86 – Zoogzrift * Between the Beat
11/15/86 - The Cynics * The Furthermore * Bone of Contention
11/16/86 - Agnostic Front * Useless Pieces of Shit * Circus of Death
11/20/86 - Guys in Disguise
11/21/86 - Cashmiere Jungle Lords * Project N
11/22/86 – Bosch * Carsickness
11/23/86 - Half Life * Dayglo Abortions * Doom Watch
11/26/86 - The Cynics * The Furthermore
11/28/86 – Between the Beat * Sloth
11/29/86 – Voo Doo Love Gods * Zone Bleu
11/30/16 - The Hay Wain * Certain Ailments of Maturity * Affordable Floors

12/5/86 – Holy Cow * Project N
12/6/86 – Carsickness * Green
12/7/86 – School of Violence * Slam Whitman * Necropolis
12/12/86 – The Wretches * Bone of Contention
12/13/86 – The Cynics * Gargoyle Sox
12/14/86 – Gargoyle Sox * SS20 * C.O.D.
12/18/86 - Special Ed
12/19/86 - Haywain
12/20/86 - A.T.S. * Carsickness
12/21/86 - SS-20 * Castle Blood * Rot
12/27/86 - Spuds
12/28/86 - Strange Flesh * Nuclear Chow Mein * PTD
12/31/86 - The Cynics

List last updated 6/1/17

The Furthermore at the Electric Banana, 11/15/86
Left to right, they are Jim Bird (guitar), Doug Smith (keyboards), Jeff Maloni (bass), Mike Kolesar (drums), and Hank Lawhead (guitar).  Jim and Mike had been in Eddie and the Otters, while Hank was in the Hornets and the Reallys.  Mike borrowed the Cynics' drums on this night and would later become their drummer.  Photo courtesy of Mike Kolesar. 

The Furthermore in front of what looks like a rapt audience.  Courtesy of Mike Kolesar.

Circus of Death at the Electric Banana, 1986
The daylight in the window indicates that this was an afternoon all-ages show.