Photo Recap: The Baseball Project at Rough Trade (With Set Lists)

It’s hard to say who had more fun at The Baseball Project‘s show at Rough Trade on Saturday night.  Certainly the audience did.  And I could tell that the band was enjoying themselves too.  Mike Mills seemed to never stop smiling, and the normally poker faced Peter Buck not only broke out into a smile by the end of the evening, he sang as well.

The show was opened by The Minus 5.  This time around, Scott Mc Caughey and Peter Buck, regular members of that band, were joined by Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon and occasionally Mike Mills, making it look very much like The Baseball Project.  The 12 song Minus 5 set included both old a new material (several from the band’s latest release, Scott the Hoople in the Dungeon of Horror, a box set), an inspired cover of Neil Young’s Revolution Blues, and even had Jason Victor joining the band for a rousing version of Steve’s classic, Amphetamine.  Check the end of this post for the set list.

After a short break, The Baseball Project took the stage.  With Mike in the lineup on bass, Peter stuck to 12 string this time around.  The set drew heavily from 3rd, TBP’s latest album, but included a number of songs from the first two records as well.  The encore also included Steve and Peter each trying to write a song about Boog Powell on the spot (although Mike claimed that Peter’s offering was actually left over from R.E.M.‘s Out of Time sessions) and Mike leading the band on R.E.M.‘s Don’t Go Back to Rockville.

Photos from the show and the set lists for both sets are below.

Baseball Project Rough Trade 8-2-14 1 Scott 2Scott

Baseball Project Rough Trade 8-2-14 2 SteveSteve

Baseball Project Rough Trade 8-2-14 3 PeterPeter

Baseball Project Rough Trade 8-2-14 4 LindaLinda

Baseball Project Rough Trade 8-2-14 5 Linda MikeLinda and Mike

More photos and set lists after the jump

Baseball Project Rough Trade 8-2-14 6 Scott MikeScott and Mike

Baseball Project Rough Trade 8-2-14 7 Mike SteveMike and Steve

Baseball Project Rough Trade 8-2-14 8 Linda Mike SteveLinda, Mike and Steve

Baseball Project Rough Trade 8-2-14 9 Jason ScottJason Victor (guesting on Amphetamine) and Scott

Baseball Project Rough Trade 8-2-14 10 Peter StevePeter and Steve

Baseball Project Rough Trade 8-2-14 11 Linda PeterLinda and Peter

Baseball Project Rough Trade 8-2-14 12 Mike Steve PeterMike and Steve

Baseball Project Rough Trade 8-2-14 14 BBP Set ListBaseball Project Set List (see below for songs actually played)

Set Lists

Minus 5

Aw Shit Man

Twilight Distillery

Original Luke

In the Ground

Adios Half Soldier

My Generation

Find a Finger

Lies of the Living Dead

Days of Wine and Booze

Blue Rickenbacker Guitar

Amphetamine (with Jason Victor)

Revolution Blues

The Baseball Project

1976

They Are The Oakland A’s

Monument Park

They Don’t Know Henry

Fernando

¡Hola America!

The Day Dock Went Hunting Heads

13

Pascual on the Perimeter

From Nails to Thumbtacks

Harvey Haddix

Box Scores

To The Veteran’s Committee

Ted Fucking Williams

Past Time

Encore:

Two attempts at contemporaneously writing a song about Boog Powell, first from Steve, then Peter

The Panda and The Freak

The Closer

Don’t Go Back to Rockville

Fair Weather Fans

One Response to Photo Recap: The Baseball Project at Rough Trade (With Set Lists)

  1. ted says:

    was a great time…thanks to The Baseball Project!!

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