* MCats Gig #47 – Backpage Lowell


Not that we’re counting, but this was gig 47! Eamon knows a guy in Lowell at the Backpage club, so party! Also, 14 more months and we will have been together as long as The Beatles! Surely you’ve heard of them.

And so, the Backpage Lowell, usually reserved for jazz on Thursday nights, was graced with the presence of 70s and 80s rock, courtesy of yours truly (minus Erik, who spent his Thursday night prepping to teach his patent law class in Maine, which explains the severe lack of keys).


  1. Good Lovin’ (C) – Grateful Dead
  2. Stray Cat Strut (Cm) – Stray Cats
  3. Centerfield (G) – John Fogerty
  4. The Old Man Down the Road (E) – John Fogerty
  5. No Matter What (A) – Badfinger
  6. Bang a Gong (Get It On) (E) – T. Rex
  7. The Last Time (E) – The Rolling Stones
  8. Spooky (Em) – Atlanta Rhythm Section
  9. Sultans of Swing (Dm) – Dire Straits
  10. Back In the U.S.S.R. (A) – The Beatles
  11. Tush (G) – ZZ Top
  12. Lonely Boy (E) – The Black Keys
  13. Psycho Killer (Am) – Talking Heads

Set 2

  1. Brown Eyed Girl (G) – Van Morrison
  2. House of the Rising Sun (Am) – The Animals
  3. Cover Me (Bm) – Bruce Springsteen
  4. Honky Tonk Women (G) – The Rolling Stones
  5. Brown Sugar (C, sax) – The Rolling Stones
  6. Learn To Fly (B) – Foo Fighters
  7. Should I Stay or Should I Go (D) – The Clash
  8. I Fought the Law (D) – The Clash
  9. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (E) – The Proclaimers
  10. Smokin’ In The Boys’ Room (recorded in D, play in A) – The Brownsville Station
  11. Can’t Get Enough (C) – Bad Company
  12. Sunshine of Your Love (D) – Cream
  13. Flagpole Sitta (D) – Harvey Danger

Set 3

  1. Smoking Gun (Em) – Robert Cray
  2. Victim of Love (G) – Eagles
  3. Are You Gonna Be My Girl (A) – Jet
  4. *You Wreck Me (D) – Tom Petty
  5. 867-5309 (Jenny) (F#m) – Tommy Tutone
  6. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (G) – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  7. I Wanna Be Sedated (E to F#) – The Ramones
  8. White Room (D) – Cream
  9. Summertime Blues (A) – The Who
  10. Takin’ Care of Business (C) – Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  11. What I Like About You (E) – The Romantics
  12. The Boys Are Back In Town (A) – Thin Lizzy
  13. (Ain’t Nothin’ But a) House Party (E) – The J. Geils Band


  1. Love Shack (C) – The B-52’s
  2. Runnin Down A Dream (E) – Tom Petty
  3. You Really Got Me (G) – The Kinks
  4. Dirty Water (E) – The Standells

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