So interesting to read so many different opinions.
As the years went by, many songs became less interesting, or less likely to be launching pads or the sort of collective exploration that got me on the bus in the early '70s.
I have a story izzie will find annoying/amusing: Last month my niece, a talented bassist, sat in with me and the Zen Tricksters on a boat cruise around Manhattan. We played "Watching the Detectives" (Caitlin is a major Elvis Costello fan) and "Season of the Witch." After the set was over, she said she really liked the song we played immediately after she left the stage.
Friends, that song was "Black Peter."
Which has never been a bathroom song for me, no matter how vehemently some of my friends oppose it.
For the few shows that I saw it seemed like Jed was always in the first set. Not that I despise the song, but it was more like "not again" and provided a good time for a break.
SOTM, which I regret now . . . did someone really put Minglewood here? say it ain't so . . .
Walkin Bathroom Blues
I swear I knew a ton of people who called it that too, funny.
"The bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began.."
I'm with you on Rooster! What a bore. Bobby on the slide is not my idea of a good time.
"The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean."
i just have this thing about 'rooster.' i do not really care for that cover and just gotta block against it. deer creek - indpls. peace, shack
not always, though...
I'd have to agree with a few of you that you never wanted to miss a single song but "Borinna" was my chance to grab a brew and visit the little boys room.
usually a 1st set closer when i'd hear the first notes i'd head out to try to beat the crowds . also victim or the crime. both songs off the same album and IMHO the 2 worst bobby songs
Haven't seen some of my pee break/roam around list anywhere else, so will go for it and post it.
1.) Drums/Space (sometimes)
3.) and always, alway, always The Other One
First time I heard it was in another state of mind,and couldn't deal with the non-rhythmic disharmony. Nor could I ever afterwards. Always made me nerveous!!