The Boys Next Door - Live 1977-1980

This page is separated in two parts.

The first part lists all dates that we know of. This part is largely (99%) due to the hard work of Richard Miles, who spent hours and hours going through old The Age 'Weekender' gig guides for Melbourne, as well as through the Herald Newspaper. Some other dates are thanks to Hans (From The Archives) and Kim Beissel. There still have been many more dates, especially outside Melbourne. Note that The Boys Next Door had a Tuesday night residency at the Tiger Lounge/Royal Oak Hotel in Richmond, Melbourne starting July 18, 1978. The gigs in other Australian cities have not been researched yet! Any volunteers? :-)

The second part lists only the dates of which some recording is circulating, or for which the setlist is known.


1. Concert Listing

by Richard Miles


   08/77 - Melbourne, Ashburton, Church Hall [Ian Johnston p. 42]
19/08/77   Melbourne, Swinburne College
14/09/77 - Melbourne, Tiger Room (Richmond) supporting Living Legends (a.k.a. KGB / Keith Glass Band) [Brokenmouth p.18]
18/11/77 - Melbourne, St. Kilda, Bananas
30/11/77 - Melbourne, Martini's
??/??/77 - Melbourne, Council of Adult Education
31/12/77 - Melbourne, Carlton, "Punk Gunk", Street gig
31/12/77 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (City) supporting Savannah Silver Band, w. Last Chance Cafe
??/??/77 - Sydney, Paris Hotel (1st ever Sydney gig)
??/??/77 - Sydney, George Hotel (2nd ever Sydney gig)

25/01/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond) supporting Living Legends, Jab
27/01/78 - Melbourne, Melbourne University

01/02/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond) supporting Living Legends
04/02/78 - Melbourne, Footscray Park (with Jab, Teenage Radio Stars)
08/02/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond) supporting Sports
14/02/78 - Melbourne, Tower Hotel (Hawthorn)
16/02/78 - Melbourne, Station Hotel (Prahran), with Jab, Teenage Radio Stars
17/02/78 - Melbourne, Edithvale Hall (supporting X-Ray-Z)
22/02/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond) supporting Jab, Teenage Radio Stars
24/02/78 - Melbourne, Preston Technical School
25/02/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond) supporting Sports, Dave Warner From The Suburbs
27/02/78 - Melbourne, 'Punk Rock' @ Bananas Disco (St. Kilda) with X-Ray-Z, Teenage Radio Stars, Jab
28/02/78 * Melbourne, Richmond, Bailey Hall, "Son Of Punk Gunk", CANCELLED
   02/78 - Adelaide, Rundle Mall

01/03/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond) supporting X-Ray-Z, Negatives
02/03/78 - Geelong, Eureka Hotel (with Teenage Radio Stars)
03/03/78 - Melbourne, Kingston Hotel (Richmond)
06/03/78 - Melbourne, 'Punk Rock' @ Bananas Disco (St. Kilda) with X-Ray-Z, Teenage Radio Stars, Jab
08/03/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond) supporting Jab, also with Negatives, X-Ray-Z
10/03/78 - Melbourne, Collingwood Town Hall, supporting the Sports
13/03/78 - Melbourne, Bananas (St. Kilda) supp. Jab and Teenage Radio Stars, w. X-Ray-Z
15/03/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Room (Richmond) supporting Jab, also with X-Ray-Z, Negatives
16/03/78 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (Brunswick) supported by Jab, Teenage Radio Stars, Negatives
17/03/78 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (Brunswick) with Glyn Mason and/or Red Hot Peppers and Dave Warner From The Suburbs, Daniel
18/03/78   Melbourne, London Tavern (Caulfield)
20/03/78 - Melbourne, 'Punk Night' @ Bananas Disco (St. Kilda) with X-Ray-Z, Teenage Radio Stars, Jab
23/03/78 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (Brunswick) with X-Ray-Z, Teenage Radio Stars, Jab, Redhouse, and Stealer
23/03/78 - Melbourne, London Tavern (Caulfield) supporting Teenage Radio Stars
25/03/78 - Melbourne, London Tavern (Caulfield) with Teenage Radio Stars
27/03/78 - Melbourne, Bananas (St. Kilda) supporting Jab, also with X-Ray-Z
30/03/78 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (Brunswick), supp. Jab and Teenage Radio Stars, w. X-Ray-Z

01/04/78 - Melbourne, London Tavern (Caulfield) with Teenage Radio Stars
03/04/78 - Melbourne, Bananas Disco (St. Kilda) supporting Teenage Radio Stars, also with X-Ray-Z
06/04/78 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (Brunswick) supp. Jab and Teenage Radio Stars, w.  Negatives
10/04/78 - Melbourne, Bananas (St. Kilda) supporting Jab, also with Negatives and X-Ray-Z
12/04/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)
13/04/78 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (Brunswick) supporting Jab, also with Negatives and X-Ray-Z
17/04/78 - Melbourne, Bananas Disco (St. Kilda) with Jab, News
19/04/78 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (Brunswick) supported by Negatives, X-Ray-Z, Young Charlatans
24/04/78 - Melbourne, Bananas (St. Kilda) supporting Jab, also with Negatives
26/04/78 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (Brunswick) supporting Jab, also with X-Ray-Z
22/04/78 - Melbourne, Bananas Disco (St. Kilda) with Jab, Daniel, Ayers Rock
28/04/78   Melbourne, Preston Institute of Technology, "Alternative Animals"
30/04/78 - Melbourne, Bernhardts, "Pulp Benefit"

11/05/78 - Geelong, Sundowner (supporting X-Ray-Z and Teenage Radio Stars)
12/05/78 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (Brunswick) supporting Skyhooks, Texas
13/05/78 - Melbourne, Kingston Hotel (Richmond) with Teenage Radio Stars

01/06/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond) supporting Jab, also with Teenage Radio Stars
08/06/78 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (Brunswick) with Teenage Radio Stars
09/06/78 - Melbourne, Swinburne Institute, Ethel Hall (supported by Young Charlatans, News, Two Way Garden)
15/06/78 - Melbourne, Bananas (Supporting The Angels & X-Ray-Z)
24/06/78 - Melbourne, Sovereign Hotel (Frankston) with Sidewinder

01/07/78 - Melbourne, Kingston Hotel (Richmond)
01/07/78 - Melbourne, Poynton's Carlton Club Hotel [this was the later gig that day]
08/07/78 - Melbourne, Kingston Hotel (Richmond)
18/07/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond) the first gig of the Tuesday night residency
21/07/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond) supporting the Angels
25/07/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)

01/08/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)
08/08/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)
11/08/78 - Melbourne, Victorian College Of The Arts
15/08/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)
22/08/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)
24/08/78 - Melbourne, Kingston Hotel (Richmond)
   08/78 - Sydney,

02/09/78 - Melbourne, Winter Garden Room (Seaview Hotel, St. Kilda) with the Little Cuties
05/09/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)
08/09/78 - Melbourne, Kingston Hotel (Richmond)
12/09/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)
19/09/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)

03/10/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)
05/10/78 - Melbourne, Kingston Hotel (Richmond)
06/10/78 - Melbourne, Marijuana House (Brunswick)
07/10/78 - Melbourne, Seaview Hotel (St. Kilda)
10/10/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)
12/10/78 - Melbourne, Bananas Disco (St. Kilda) with Sweet Jayne
14/10/78 - Melbourne, Kingston Hotel (Richmond)
17/10/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)
21/10/78 - Melbourne, Club Hotel (City)
24/10/78   Melbourne, Tiger Lounge, with Rowland
25/10/78 - Melbourne, Bananas Disco (St. Kilda) with Crossfire
28/10/78 - Melbourne, Kingston Hotel (Richmond)
29/10/78 - Melbourne, Champion Hotel (Fitzroy)
31/10/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)

04/11/78 - Melbourne, Seaview Hotel (St. Kilda)
07/11/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)
11/11/78 - Melbourne, Seaview Hotel (St. Kilda)
14/11/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond) with News
16/11/78 - Melbourne, Blondies
17/11/78 - Melbourne, Bananas Disco (St. Kilda) with Dave Warner From The Suburbs
19/11/78 - Melbourne, Champion Hotel (Fitzroy) with Red Shift
21/11/78   Melbourne, Tiger Lounge, with Rowland     
25/11/78 - Melbourne, Winter Garden Room (Seaview Hotel, St. Kilda) with Bohdan X, Romantics
28/11/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)

01/12/78 - Melbourne, Club Hotel (City)
05/12/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)
12/12/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)
19/12/78 - Melbourne, Tiger Lounge (Richmond)
21/12/78   Melbourne, Storey Hall, 3RRR Xmas Party, Storey Hall, RMIT live to air

03/01/79 - Melbourne, Armadale Hotel (Armadale)
11/01/79 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (Brunswick) with Dave Warner From The Suburbs
13/01/79 - Melbourne, Seaview Hotel (St. Kilda)
20/01/79 - Melbourne, Manhattan Hotel (Vermont) supporting The Angels, Fast Buck
27/01/79 - Melbourne, Kingston Hotel (Richmond)

02/02/79 - Melbourne, Champion Hotel (Fitzroy) with Small Fry
03/02/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda) grand opening with Sports, Ross Hannaford's Reggae Allstars
06/02/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda) 
08/02/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda) 
10/02/79 - Melbourne, Bananas Disco (St. Kilda) supporting Jim Keays
11/02/79 - Melbourne, Cathedral Hall (Fitzroy) supporting Midnight Oil, Eric Gradman's Man & Machine
13/02/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (Seaview Hotel, St. Kilda)
17/02/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (Seaview Hotel, St. Kilda)
20/02/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (Seaview Hotel, St. Kilda)
22/02/79 - Melbourne, Fitzroy, Champion Hotel, Skabs
27/02/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (Seaview Hotel, St. Kilda)

03/03/79 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (Brunswick) supporting Mondo Rock
06/03/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (Seaview Hotel, St. Kilda)
10/03/79 - Melbourne, Manhattan Hotel (supporting Split Enz)
12/03/79 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (Brunswick) supporting The Stranglers, Flowers
13/03/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (Seaview Hotel, St. Kilda)
17/03/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (Seaview Hotel, St. Kilda) supporting Skyhooks
20/03/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (Seaview Hotel, St. Kilda)
23/03/79 - Melbourne, Kingston Hotel
24/03/79 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (Brunswick) with Rollercoaster
25/03/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
27/03/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
28/03/79 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (with Sweet Jayne), [Ian Johnston p. 64], supp. Australian Crawl, The Aliens
29/03/79 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (Brunswick) with Radiators
30/03/79 - Melbourne, Bananas (St. Kilda) supporting Jimmy & The Boys
31/03/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
31/03/79 - Melbourne, Sovereign Hotel (Frankston)

03/04/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
04/04/79 - Melbourne, Bananas (St. Kilda)
06/04/79 - Melbourne, Swinburne Institute
06/04/79 - Melbourne, Bottom Line (Richmond) supporting Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons
07/04/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda) supporting Dragon
10/04/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
14/04/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
17/04/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda) with La Femme, Bohdan X & The Instigators
18/04/79 - Melbourne, Marijuana House (Fitzroy)
24/04/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda) Bohdan X, Pierre Voltaire Band

01/05/79 * Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda) [cancelled]
01/05/79 - Hobart, Tasmania, The Red Lion, supported by The Tyger Band 
02/05/79 - Hobart, Tasmania, Hobart Uni Union, supp. by The Tyger Band 
03/05/79 - Hobart, Tasmania, Granada Tavern, (early show) supp. by The Tyger Band 
03/05/79 - Hobart, Tasmania, The Red Lion, (late show) supp. by The Tyger Band 
04/05/79 - Burnie, Tasmania, Menai Hotel, supp. by The Tyger Band 
04/05/79 - Launceston, Tasmania, Stumpy's Park Hotel, supp. by The Tyger Band 
08/05/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
15/05/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
??/05/79 * Canberra, supporting the Sports. BND (Cancelled) after Nick and Tracy were arrested [Brokenmouth p.49]
22/05/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
23/05/79 - Melbourne, Bananas (St. Kilda)
26/05/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda) with Crime & The City Solution
29/05/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
30/05/79 - Melbourne, Bananas (St. Kilda) with La Femme

05/06/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
06/06/97 - Melbourne, Bananas (early gig, supporting Rose Tattoo)
06/06/79 - Melbourne, Rusden State College (late gig)
08/06/79 - Adelaide, Princess Berkeley
09/06/79 - Adelaide, Princess Berkeley
15/06/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
26/06/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
30/06/79 - Melbourne, London Tavern Hotel (Caulfield)

06/07/79 - Melbourne, Marijuana House (Fitzroy)
07/07/79 - Melbourne, Winter Garden Room (Exford Hotel, City)
10/07/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom
13/07/79 - Melbourne, Hearts (Polaris Inn, Carlton)
18/07/79 - Melbourne, Prince Of Wales Hotel (St. Kilda) with Two Way Garden
20/07/79 - Melbourne, London Tavern (Caulfield)
27/07/79 - Melbourne, Hearts (Polaris Inn, Carlton)
28/07/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)

03/08/79 - Melbourne, Martini's (Carlton) with Aliens
04/08/79 - Melbourne, London Tavern (Caulfield)
07/08/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
mid/8/79 * Adelaide, Centralia Hotel (CANCELLED)
17/08/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda) with Secret Police
22/08/79 - Melbourne, Bombay Rock (with Secret Police)
23/08/79 - Melbourne, London Tavern (Caulfield)
24/08/79 - Melbourne, Summerhill Hotel (Reservoir)
30/08/79 - Melbourne, London Tavern Hotel (Caulfield)
31/08/79 - Melbourne, Kingston Hotel

01/09/79 - Melbourne, Exford Hotel (Russell St., City)
06/09/79 - Melbourne, Eureka Hotel (Geelong)
07/09/79 - Melbourne, Hearts (Polaris Inn Hotel, North Carlton)
08/09/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
12/09/79 - Melbourne, London Tavern Hotel (Caulfield)
13/09/79 - Melbourne, Eureka Hotel (Geelong)
14/09/79 - Melbourne, Melb. Uni. Trophy Hall ("Gay Dance" $3.00)
15/09/79 - Melbourne, Exford Hotel (Russell St., City)
19/09/79 - Melbourne, London Tavern (Caulfield)
20/09/79 - Melbourne, Eureka Hotel (Geelong)
22/09/79 - Melbourne, Bridge Hotel (Mordialloc)
26/09/79 - Melbourne, London Tavern (Caulfield)
28/09/79 - Adelaide, Burnside Town Hall

02/10/79 - Melbourne, Armadale Hotel (Armadale)
03/10/79 - Melbourne, London Tavern Hotel (Caulfield)
03/10/79   Melbourne, Storey Hall  
04/10/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
05/10/79 - Melbourne, Kingston Hotel (Richmond)??/10/79 - Melbourne, 'Rocktober 79', Bombay Rock (with Australian Crawl, The Aliens) [Brokenmouth]
12/10/79 - Melbourne, Hearts (Polaris Inn, North Carlton)
13/10/79 - Melbourne, London Tavern (Hawthorn Rd., Caulfield)
19/10/79 - Melbourne, Hearts (Polaris Inn, North Carlton) with Shots
20/10/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
26/10/79 - Melbourne, Bottom Line (Bridge Rd., Richmond)
27/10/79 - Melbourne, Exford Hotel (Russell St., City)
31/10/79 - Melbourne, London Tavern Hotel (Elsternwick)

02/11/79 - Melbourne, Kingston Hotel (Highett St., Richmond)
03/11/79 - Melbourne, Central Club Hotel (Swan St., Richmond)
04/11/79   Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom 
05/11/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom, "Cup Eve Special" (St. Kilda) supporting The Members
14/11/79 - Melbourne, London Tavern Hotel (Caulfield)
16/11/79 - Melbourne, Hearts (Polaris Inn, North Carlton)
21/11/79 - Melbourne, London Tavern (Caulfield)
24/11/79 - Melbourne, Exford Hotel (Russell St., City)
25/11/79 - Melbourne, Festival Hall supporting Cold Chisel, The Angels, Flowers [Brokenmouth]

01/12/79 - Melbourne, Bottom Line (Richmond)
14/12/79 - Melbourne, London Tavern (Caulfield)
24/12/79 - Melbourne, Bottom Line (Richmond) supported by Whirlywirld, Hepsters
26/12/79 - Melbourne, Hearts (Carlton)
30/12/79 - Sydney?, Brighton Hotel, "Farewell Party"
31/12/79 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda) with Models, Eric Gradman's Man & Machine, Whirlywirld, Ron Rude, Tsk Tsk Tsk, Peter Lillee, Primitive Calculators
31/12/79 - Melbourne, Hotel Spencer 'Club 475' (another gig)

02/01/80 - Melbourne, Hearts (Polaris Inn, North Carlton)
09/01/80 - Melbourne, Hearts (Carlton)
11/01/80 - Melbourne, Bottom Line (Royal Oak Hotel, Richmond)
12/01/80 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda) supporting Split Enz, also with Tsk Tsk Tsk
16/01/80 - Melbourne, Hearts (Polaris Inn, Carlton)
23/01/80 - Melbourne, Hearts (Polaris Inn, Carlton)
25/01/80 - Melbourne, Bottom Line (Royal Oak Hotel, Richmond)
27/01/80 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda)
30/01/80 - Melbourne, Hearts (Polaris Inn, Carlton)

02/02/80 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom (St. Kilda), with Models, Pop Gun Men, Peter Lillee, Broderick Smith, 2AM
03/02/80 - Melbourne, Macy's (South Yarra)
06/02/80 - Melbourne, Hearts (Carlton) with Tsk Tsk Tsk
09/02/80 - Melbourne, Hearts (Polaris Inn, Carlton), supporting Laughing Clowns
10/02/80 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom, Roadrunner benefit gig
13/02/80 - Melbourne, Hearts (Polaris Inn, Carlton)
15/02/80 - Melbourne, Bottom Line (Royal Oak Hotel, Richmond)
16/02/80 - Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom
27/02/80 - Melbourne, Hearts ("Farewell Party" sup. by Tsk,Tsk,Tsk. $2.50)
28/02/80 - Melbourne, Hearts ("Farewell Party" sup. by Tsk,Tsk,Tsk. $2.50)

2. Setlists

There are only a few live tapes circulating, and consequently only a few setlists are known.


1977-early 1978 (pre-Rowland)

Comments: 19/08/77 is the famous Swinburne college gig, available
on several bootlegs. The setlist for 2/78 comes from the 
Robert Brokenmouth book. 18/11/78 info comes from Clinton Walker's "Inner City 
Sound" book. The B/78 concert, only partially documented, is from an
unknown date. I suspect that the song "Show Me A Sign" is the same
as "Whatever It Means" (that line appears prominently in the latter song). 

19/08/77   Melbourne, Swinburne College
18/11/77 - Melbourne, St. Kilda, Bananas
   02/78 - Adelaide, Rundle Mall
18/03/78   Melbourne, London Tavern
22/04/78 - Melbourne, Bananas
28/04/78   Melbourne, P.I.T., "Alternative Animals", before Rowland
    B/78   Melbourne, Swinburne, Ethel Hall, before Rowland

 MONTH                          August No Fe Ma Ap  -
 DAY                                19 18    18 28  B (date unknown)
 TOTAL # OF SONGS                   13 15 11 15 14
                      
 Blitzkrieg Bop                      1
 Ain't It Funny                      2  2  8
 I'm 18                              3  4  3
 Gloria                              4
 Masturbation Generation             5 11  6  6     *
 Who Needs You?                      6  7  9
 I Put A Spell On You                7
 Commando                            8
 My Generation                       9  3
 Big Future                         10     2  3  3
 These Boots Are Made For Walking   11 14  5  2 12  
 World Panic                        12  8 10
 Louie Louie                        13
 I Need A Million                       1  1  
 Sex Crimes                             5  4  7  1  *
 Sex Crimes [again]                    15  
 Show Me A Sign                         6
 Joyride                                9     4
 All This Fuss                         10
 Success Story                         12     1  6
 Secret Life                           13     9 11  *
 Can't Do It                               7
 Boy Hero                                 11 12  2
 The Nightwatchman                           14  4  *
 Spoilt Music                                10  5
 Roman, Roman                                 8  7
 Conversations                                   8  *
 Andy Warhol                                  5  9
 Friends Of My World                         13 10
 Earthling In The Orient                     11 13
 Rude Nudes                                  15
 Somebody's Watching                            14
 The Voice                                          *

late 1978 (with Rowland)

Comments: Rowland S. Howard has joined. 
Several songs played live here are his compositions. 
By now, all songs of Door, Door have been played live. 
Shivers on ??/??/78 is sung by Rowland, with Nick on guitar.

??/??/78   Melbourne, Tiger Lounge, with Rowland, "Shivers" only
24/10/78   Melbourne, Tiger Lounge, with Rowland
21/11/78   Melbourne, Tiger Lounge, with Rowland  
21/12/78   Melbourne, Storey Hall, 3RRR Xmas Party, RMIT live to air   

 MONTH                   October No December
 DAY                          24 21 21
 TOTAL # OF SONGS                22 14

 Boy Hero                         1  1
 Conversations                 *  2  2
 Friends Of My World              3
 Brave Exhibitions                4
 Shivers                          5  3
 Whatever It Means                6
 Mouth To Mouth                   7  4
 A.K.A.                           8  5
 The Voice                     *  9
 Grand Illusions                 10 12
 The Wrong Person              * 11
 Caroline Says II              * 12  8
 Earthling In The Orient       * 13
 Dive Position                   14  6
 I Mistake Myself                15 10
 Don't Split It                  16
 China Girl                      17 14
 The Nightwatchman               18  7
 Big Future                      19
 Somebody's Watching Me          20 13
 Secret Life                     21
 Andy Warhol                     22
 Something About Our (??)            9
 Personality Crisis                 11

1979-1980

Comments: The late 79 gigs of which the setlists are listed below
are almost completely available on a bootleg.

It has been mentioned by people owning early tapes that the show listed here as 
Nov 4 is actually from Oct 3, Storey Hall. That may well be correct, but it raises
the new question what the correct date is of the other show labeled October 3...

There is a tape ciculating that is by some claimed to be from Boys Next Door, 9/2/1980, 
Melbourne, Polaris Inn/Hearts and by some claimed to be from Birthday Party 10/12/80.
I am in the latter camp (because the setlist matches the other setlists around that time) 
and have listed the show with the Birthday Party concerts of Winter 1980/1981... 

      79   Sydney (?), (soundboard recording)
07/09/79   Melbourne, Hearts (Polaris Inn Hotel, North Carlton) (tape also circulates with Jan 1980 as date)
03/10/79   Melbourne, Storey Hall  
04/11/79   Melbourne, Crystal Ballroom 

 MONTH                  ? Se Oc Oc/No
 DAY                    ?  9 3  3/4
 TOTAL # OF SONGS      15 12 13 16 

 The Nightwatchman      1
 Grand Illusions        2
 Dive Position          3
 Big Future             4
 Scatterbrain           5 12 11 11 
 A.K.A.                 6        7
 Roman Roman            7
 Safe House             8  8  1 10 
 Mad About The Boy      9
 After A Fashion       10    10  2
 I Mistake Myself      11
 Cracked Portrait      12  5  4  5      (a.k.a By Your Side)
 Somebody's Watching   13       14
 Whatever It Means     14
 The Hair Shirt        15    13 16
 Waving My Arms            1  6  
 Let's Talk About Art      2     1 
 Hats On Wrong             3       
 Riddle House              4  
 Bones For Borneo          6 
 Faint Heart               7 12 15
 The Running Goat          9  8  3  
 The Friend Catcher       10  9  9 
 Guilt Parade             11  2 12  
 Shivers                      3  8
 A Catholic Skin              5  6  
 Death By Drowning            7  4     
 Brave Exhibitions              13     

See also: list of Boys Next Door songs.
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