September 28, 2011 – 4:31 am

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Patti’s Favourite [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Syria Mosque Arena, Pittsburgh, PA; December 13, 1986. Good to very good FM stereo. Vinyl rip.

If, for the sake of argument, you have Suzi Quatro and Joan Jett and Lita Ford on one side; and on the other you have The Roches, then somewhere in between will be The Bangles and The Go-Go’s.

And in the mid-’80s, The Bangles, with hits such as Manic Monday, Walk Like An Egyptian, Going Down To Liverpool and Eternal Flame, ruled radio. The group, made up primarily of Susanna Hoffs and sisters Debbi and Vicki Peterson, broke up around 1988/89 and later reformed in 1998. As the group released their first album in seven years, Sweetheart Of The Sun (out September 27, 2011), here’s a slice of the group’s guitar pop from the ’80s. After all, they must be doing something right for Prince to offer them Manic Monday.

Thanks to the person who shared the tracks in 2006.

CD Notes: “This one comes from the wonderful vinyl bootleg Pattie’s Favourite [Three Cool Cats]. The sound is pretty good, nevertheless I cleaned it with MagixMusicCleaningLab a little bit. Now the recording is much powerful, the voices are much higher and the stereo sound is better.”

Artwork from, thanks.

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Track 01. Let It Go (3.8MB)
Track 02. Restless (5.1MB)
Track 03. Walking Down Your Street (5.4MB)
Track 04. James (4.6MB)
Track 05. Going Down To Liverpool (7.2MB)
Track 06. He’s Got A Secret (5.5MB)
Track 07. September Gurls (4.7MB)
Track 08. If She Knew What She Wants (6.2MB)
Track 09. Return Post (7.3MB)
Track 10. Live (4.9MB)
Track 11. In A Different Light (4.7MB)
Track 12. I Want You (4.4MB)
Track 13. Angels Don’t Fall In Love (5.0MB)
Track 14. Hero Takes A Fall (6.8MB)
Track 15. Manic Monday (5.9MB)
Track 16. Walk Like An Egyptian (10.2MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 16. Walk Like An Egyptian (megaupload link)

Vicki Peterson - lead guitar, vocals
Michael Steele - bass, vocals
Debbi Peterson - drums, vocals
Susanna Hoffs - guitar, vocals

Click here to order Sweetheart Of The Sun.

  1. 5 Responses to “THE BANGLES - PITTSBURGH 1986”

  2. Big O!?!! I’m going to see them in a couple of weeks!! You’ve done it again!! Best site on the net!! Thanks so much. I’ve gotten countless hours of some of my favorite music off this wonderful site.

    By Dave on Sep 28, 2011

  3. The BIG O knows what rock is and represents it very well. Thank you -

    By John McNea on Sep 28, 2011

  4. Hero Takes a Fall was one of the underappreciated songs of the early ’80’s in my book. Thanks for another winner.

    By drkrick on Sep 29, 2011

  5. I saw the Bangles in early 86 or late 85–pre Walk like an Egyptian. The Bangles were more rock pop—as opposed to the Go-Go’s…that were cutesy. Put it another way…the Bangles kicked *ss.
    Thanks for posting this!!!

    By DanC on Sep 30, 2011

  6. Yep, saw ‘em live at Exit in in Nashville around this time. Awful. I’d never seen so much wiggling. Looked like they had to pee. The bassist was good. They’re just as awful on this broadcast. There’s a doubler on every single voice. Dead giveaway. I also think there’s an “extra” guitarist on this performance. Probably backstage. I liked a few of their records, but they play like… girls. look up what John Hall of Rickenbacker guitars has to say about them, or at least Suzannah.

    IYCSAGASDSAAAll! [if you can’t say anything good about somebody…]

    By rick harper on Oct 21, 2011

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