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St. Louis Photos and Recap

  • May 17, 2017
    St. Louis Photos and Recap

    Scottrade Center

    St. Louis, MO

    May 12, 2017

     

    Tom and the guys have many musical influences, but the band’s show at Scottrade Center in St. Louis Friday put one of their biggest front and center – the late, great Chuck Berry.

     

    During band introductions after “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” Tom told the story about meeting Mike for the first time and the Chuck Berry tune the legendary Heartbreaker guitarist played to convince Tom he should join his band, Mudcrutch.

     

    “He had this cheap Japanese guitar, and when I saw it, I thought, ‘Well, this isn’t gonna go well,” Tom said onstage in St. Louis. “But then he ripped into ‘Johnnie B. Goode,’ and when he was done, I looked at him and said, ‘You’re gonna be in my band forever.”

     

    A native of St. Louis, Berry opened for the Heartbreakers twice during his storied career - December 31, 1979 in Oakland, CA and October 7, 2010 in Phoenix, AZ.  The band has regularly covered his songs throughout their career, the last time being on June 4, 2013 at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA with a version of “Carol.”

     

    Tipping their hat to their musical hero, Tom and the guys revived their cover of  “Carol” for the encore in St. Louis, with Benmont Tench and Mike trading solos back and forth before Tom hopped back in for the last verse.

     

    “And if you want to hear some music like the boys are playin'
    Hold tight, pat your foot, don't let 'em carry it away
    Don't let the heat overcome you when they play so loud
    Oh, don't the music intrigue you when they get a crowd
    You can't dance, I know you wish you could
    I got my eyes on you baby, 'cause you dance so good

     

    Oh Carol, don't let him steal your heart away
    I'm gonna learn to dance if it takes me all night and day”

     

    Rockin’ Around With You

    Mary Jane’s Last Dance

    You Don’t Know How It Feels

    Forgotten Man

    You Got Lucky

    I Won’t Back Down

    Free Fallin’

    Walls

    Don’t Come Around Here No More

    It’s Good To Be King

    Crawling Back to You

    Wildflowers

    Learning to Fly

    Yer So Bad

    I Should Have Known It

    Refugee

    Runnin’ Down A Dream

     

    Carol

    American Girl

     

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on May 17, 2017

Scottrade Center

St. Louis, MO

May 12, 2017

 

Tom and the guys have many musical influences, but the band’s show at Scottrade Center in St. Louis Friday put one of their biggest front and center – the late, great Chuck Berry.

 

During band introductions after “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” Tom told the story about meeting Mike for the first time and the Chuck Berry tune the legendary Heartbreaker guitarist played to convince Tom he should join his band, Mudcrutch.

 

“He had this cheap Japanese guitar, and when I saw it, I thought, ‘Well, this isn’t gonna go well,” Tom said onstage in St. Louis. “But then he ripped into ‘Johnnie B. Goode,’ and when he was done, I looked at him and said, ‘You’re gonna be in my band forever.”

 

A native of St. Louis, Berry opened for the Heartbreakers twice during his storied career - December 31, 1979 in Oakland, CA and October 7, 2010 in Phoenix, AZ.  The band has regularly covered his songs throughout their career, the last time being on June 4, 2013 at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA with a version of “Carol.”

 

Tipping their hat to their musical hero, Tom and the guys revived their cover of  “Carol” for the encore in St. Louis, with Benmont Tench and Mike trading solos back and forth before Tom hopped back in for the last verse.

 

“And if you want to hear some music like the boys are playin'
Hold tight, pat your foot, don't let 'em carry it away
Don't let the heat overcome you when they play so loud
Oh, don't the music intrigue you when they get a crowd
You can't dance, I know you wish you could
I got my eyes on you baby, 'cause you dance so good

 

Oh Carol, don't let him steal your heart away
I'm gonna learn to dance if it takes me all night and day”

 

Rockin’ Around With You

Mary Jane’s Last Dance

You Don’t Know How It Feels

Forgotten Man

You Got Lucky

I Won’t Back Down

Free Fallin’

Walls

Don’t Come Around Here No More

It’s Good To Be King

Crawling Back to You

Wildflowers

Learning to Fly

Yer So Bad

I Should Have Known It

Refugee

Runnin’ Down A Dream

 

Carol

American Girl

 

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mike_blair's picture

Great tribute to Chuck Berry. Great show, lucky to be there!