this show's Booji Boy's Basement page:


  • DOVE:
  1. Worried Man
  2. Praying Hands
  3. Shrivel Up
  4. Gates Of Steel
  5. Jesus
  6. Gotta Serve Somebody
  1. Freedom Of Choice Theme
  2. Whip It
  3. Girl U Want
  4. Penetration In The Centerfold
  5. Timing X (The only time this song was played without Soo Bawlz)
  6. Wiggly World
  7. Secret Agent Man
  8. Pink Pussycat
  9. Blockhead
  10. Be Stiff
  11. Uncontrollable Urge
  12. Mongoloid
  13. Come Back Jonee
  14. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
  15. Jocko Homo
  16. Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA
  17. Gut Feeling/Slap Your Mammy
  18. U Got Me Bugged (Booji Boy)
  19. Fountain Of Filth (one of the only two known performances before the HARDCORE TOUR 2014)
  20. DEVO Corporate Anthem (playback)
  21. Gates Of Steel (Same version as DOVE; the only time DEVO played a song twice in the same show)

Venue: Long Beach Arena City: Long Beach, CA
Date: 1979-12-31 Booji Boy's Basement Release Number: A055

Fan Recaps and Comments (and bootleg reviews):[]


Despite being the most interesting, unique setlist DEVO has ever played... the bootleg of this show is sadly lacking. You can tell what's going on, and it can be interesting, but the sound quality is... well, it's something I'd expect from a 1960s audience recording, not 1979. My guess is that it's seen way too many tape generations and the master is either in someone's sock drawer or extinct. It sounds like it was run through a telephone, and then artificially had the bass cranked up. Muddy, flat, and unenjoyable. It's certainly worth it for historical value, though. Some things will catch you off guard; the synth solo in "Whip It", the very unusual Booji-sung "U Got Me Bugged" (featuring a quick bit of "Auld Lang Syne"), and the only complete DOVE recording out there (making this the only version of "Jesus" available).

It appears the show began late at night (judging by General Boy's speech) and continued into the next decade (which is very likely; it may even be possible that Booji Boy's "happy new year" during U Got Me Bugged was actually timed to coincide with midnight. The show started at 9pm, with DOVE opening the show. Next on the bill was local favorites, X. DEVO headlined the show and played through until well after midnight.

Evidently, DEVO still has the soundboard recording of this in in excellent condition in their archives. In fact, we've even heard part of it; namely the version of "Gotta Serve Somebody" on Recombo DNA.