Talk:Stand On Your Own Head

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Never performed live before 2011?[edit]

I think we pretty much can conclude that 11-25-2011 was the first ever performance of this song. Yes, setlists from the '80s are pretty thin, but even rarities like The World's Address and Snowball In Hell managed to show up a couple of times. I find it hard to believe that they would have happened to play it only at shows that no one recorded or wrote down the setlist.

(Should we confirm with @tmbg, perhaps? If they can even remember...)

So should we add to its trivia that the 23 years between its release and first performance beat out Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had A Deal's 19? --Zaph 14:43, 29 November 2011 (EST)

I would say it was probably performed around the time it was released and none of those setlists made the wiki. John F mentioned in a Twitter post that they "re-learned" the song, which suggests it was at least briefly part of their repertoire, right? Although it was a long time ago... --Oddjob 17:41, 29 November 2011 (EST)
Presumably they had to know how to play it to record it, so re-learning it doesn't strictly imply it was played live. I think the "It was right where we left it!" comment is the more telling part, which seems to imply they were aware they hadn't played it since recording it for the album. Either way, I think we definitely have enough setlists from 1989 on to know that if it was played, it wasn't played very much or for very long, and still had a 23 year hiatus, which will be second only to The World's Address (24+ years by the time they play their next show!) if they ever pull that one out again. --Zaph 17:59, 29 November 2011 (EST)
for what it's worth, it's very possible that, like "The World's Address", the song was played prior to its release (perhaps even further back than '87), but not afterward, and god knows the mid-80s setlist archive is sparse. anyway, i don't think it was actually necessary to ask about this. it's a wiki! you can just go ahead and edit content! if someone disagrees, they will change it. but in this case i don't think it's really debatable, so long as you take the safe choice and just say that it was a long time between the song's release and first known (or recorded) performance. -Apollo (colloquia!) 18:08, 29 November 2011 (EST)
There's a lot of gray area in 1988 and 1989, so it's very possible they may have played it, but a setlist was not recorded. For example, Nightgown Of The Sullen Moon has only ONE known performance. If no wikians had attended that show, it would be very easy for us to say it had never been performed before. But I do think a notation that in the Trivia section about this song's only known performance would be nice :3 -- Jason DeLima - ! - 18:09, 29 November 2011 (EST)