Starfleet Concerts

  1. Starfleet Trend-setting rock station WBCN broadcast live from Boston and New England venues in the 1970s and 80s featuring the best rockers of the day.
  2. The Police at BostonGÇÖs Paradise Paradise Apr 9, 1979 The trio of Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland and Sting barrel through their entire first album in this punchy 1979 set.
  3. Robert Palmer Croons in Boston Orpheum Theatre Sep 29, 1979 The smooth British soul singer performs "Under Suspicion," "Pressure Drop" and "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley" in this '79 set.
  4. T. Blade & The Fabulous Esquires May 9, 1981 Guitarist Steve (T. Blade) Berkowitz (now A&R/blues archivist at Sony/Legacy) leads the Boston band on a set of jump blues in 1981.
  5. Terry Garthwaite at the Jazz Workshop Jazz Workshop Nov 25, 1975 The former frontwoman for Bay Area hippie band Joy of Cooking gets jazzy on her "Changing Colors" and Illinois Jacquet's "Robin Nest" in '75.
  6. Spring Street Stompers in Boston Great Hall Feb 5, 1982 The collegiate classic jazz band from the '50s plays "That's A Plenty" and "South Rampart Street Parade" in this reunion concert from 1982.
  7. Suzanne Fellini at Paradise Paradise Jun 14, 1979 The one hit wonder performs her new wave anthem "Love on the Phone" and other tunes from her self-titled debut in this 1979 set from Boston.
  8. Zebra Rocks Malibu Malibu Night Club Dec 3, 1986 Guitarist-singer Randy Jackson leads the New Orleans band on "Bears" and "Who's Behind the Door?" at the Long Beach nightclub in a '86 set.
  9. The Waitresses Strut in Boston Paradise Apr 2, 1982 Singer Patty Donahue fronts the post-punk band from Akron on "I Know What Boys Like" and "Hump Day" in this 1982 set from club Paradise.
  10. Tom Dickie & the Desires at Paradise Paradise May 16, 1981 The Boston rockers play "Downtown Talk," "You've Lost," "Inside You're Someone Else" and other tunes from their 1981 debut, Competition.
  11. Wendy Waldman at Paradise, 1980 Paradise Aug 13, 1978 The prolific L.A. songwriter lends her distinctive vocals to "Hard Times," "The Wind in New York City" and other tunes from Strange Company.
  12. Utopia Salutes the Beatles Capitol Theatre Oct 31, 1980 Todd Rundgren leads the progressive group on new material from Deface the Music, their homage to the Fab Four, in this 1980 set.
  13. What Is This? at the Ritz, '85 Ritz Oct 11, 1985 Original Red Hot Chili Peppers members Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons fuel the L.A. band on tunes from their Todd Rundgren-produced debut.
  14. The Equators at Paradise Paradise Dec 11, 1980 The Farfisa organ-fueled British 2-Tone ska-wave band plays infectious fare like "Rescue Me" and "Feelin' High" on the 1980 Son of Stiff tour.
  15. Tenpole Tudor at Club West Club West Dec 12, 1980 Edward Tudor-Pole leads the Brit punk band on "Who Killed Bambi?" and a cover of "Rock Around the Clock" in this 1980 set from Hartford.
  16. Any Trouble in Boston, 1980 Paradise Dec 11, 1980 The Brit new wave band plays "Girls Are Always Right" and "Yesterday's Love" from their Stiff Records debut Where Are All the Nice Girls?.
  17. Best of Starfleet
    1. The Pretenders
    2. The Police
    3. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
    4. Warren Zevon
    5. U2
    6. Hall & Oates
    7. Frank Zappa
    8. Joe Jackson
    9. The Clash
    10. R.E.M.
  18. The Sinceros at Boston's Rat Rat Nov 17, 1979 The new wave band from London performs "Quick Quick Slow," "Worlds Apart" and other tunes from The Sound of Sunbathing in this 1979 set.
  19. Dirty Looks in Boston Paradise Dec 11, 1980 The Staten Island new wave band plays "They Got Me Covered" and a revved-up version of The Monkees' "Steppin' Stone" in this 1980 set
  20. The Sports in Boston, '79 Paradise Dec 2, 1979 Stephen Cummings fronts the Aussie band on "Who Listens to the Radio?," "Mailed It to Your Sister" and others from Don't Throw Stones.
  21. Robert Hazard at Paradise Paradise Feb 17, 1983 The new wave singer-songwriter performs "Escalator of LIfe," "Change Reaction" and other tunes from his self-titled RCA debut in this '83 set.
  22. Joe "King" Carrasco & The Crowns Paradise Dec 11, 1980 The Tex-Mex new wave band performs "Party Doll," "Party Weekend" and the classic "96 Tears" on this Son of Stiff tour from 1980.
  23. Rick Derringer Rocks Boston Paradise Jul 7, 1978 The guitarist/singer/songwriter leads his band on "Rock 'n' Roll Hoochie Koo" and a Chuck Berry medley in this '78 set from club Paradise.
  24. Root Boy Slim at Paradise, '78 Paradise May 12, 1978 The late, legendary D.C. wildman-satirist leads his Sex Change Band on "Boogie 'Til You Puke," the mock disco tune "My Wig Fell Off" and more.
  25. Rocky Burnette Tears It Up Paradise Jul 28, 1980 The son of rock 'n' roll pioneer Johnny Burnette lets loose on "Tired of Toein' the Line" and "Honey Hush" in this 1980 set from Paradise.
  26. Robert Gordon's Rockabilly Boogie Paradise Mar 22, 1979 The rockabilly cat sings "Mystery Train," "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and "Thirty Flight Rock" in this smoking 1979 set from Paradise in Boston.
  27. Rachel Sweet at Paradise Paradise Jul 25, 1979 The 16-year-old pop star sings her single "B-A-B-Y" and "Cuckoo Clock" from her debut album Fool Around in this '79 set from Boston.
  28. The Outlaws Invade Saratoga Saratoga Performing Arts Center Jun 21, 1981 The southern rockers play "Devil's Road," "Ghost Riders in the Sky" and stretch out on an epic "Green Grass and High Tides" in this '81 set.