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The Knebworth Park Festivals.

Oh God, Not Another Boring Old Knebworth: September 9th 1978.

The Tubes, Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel, Boomtown Rats, Rockpile, Wilko Johnson's Solid Senders

Band photos , recordings and setlists.

Wilko Johnson © Henry Cobbold, Knebworth House

The Tubes

  • Get over it
  • What do you want from life?
  • Strung out on strings
  • Slipped my disco
  • Smoke (la vie en fumer)
  • untitled instrumental
  • Don't touch me there
  • Mondo bondage
  • Telecide excerpt
  • San Francisco
  • Getoverture
  • Terrorist of rock
  • I saw her standing there
  • Drum solo
  • You're no fun
  • Boy crazy
  • Stand up and shout
  • White punks (blues)
  • White punks on dope
  • E:Baba o'Reilly*
  • Kids are alright*

Audience recording 90 mins B+

photo© Parcan

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Fascinating recording, the early parts are punctuated by shouts of "sit down you bunch of cunts" and "fucking sit down you animals " , so obviously a portion of the audience were standing and a portion resented it - typical British, why won't they stand up and dance !

Frank Zappa

Zappa at Knebworth 1978 © Alan David Perry

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  • Rubber Slices (The Deathless Horsie)
  • Introduction and Soundcheck
  • Dancin' Fool
  • Easy Meat
  • Honey, Don't You Want a Man Like Me?
  • Keep it Greasey
  • Village of the Sun
  • Poor Suckers ["The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing"
  • City of Tiny Lites
  • A Pound for a Brown on the Bus
  • Bobby Brown
  • Conehead
  • Flakes (part 1)
  • Flakes (part 2)
  • Magic Fingers
  • Don't Eat the Yellow Snow
  • Nanook Rubs It
  • Saint Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast
  • Father O'Blivion / Rollo
  • Bamboozled by Love



  • Frank Zappa
  • Denny Walley
  • Ike Willis
  • Tommy Mars
  • Peter Wolf
  • Vinnie Colaiuta
  • Ed Mann
  • Arthur Barrow
    Length: 90 min B TO B+

Audience recordings from four sources. The best is excellent in parts , being recorded on a Uher deck ,with only two breaks as the tape was flipped, audience noise is minimal, although the sound fluctuates a little due to wind . Some sources have dropouts and more noise and far less definition .

Peter Gabriel

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Audience B+

  • Intro
  • On The Air
  • Moribund The Burgermeister
  • Perspective
  • Flotsam And Jetsam
  • White Shadow
  • Here Comes The Flood
  • Waiting For The Big One
  • Whiter Shade Of Pale
  • Slowburn
  • Home Sweet Home
  • I Don't Remember
  • Solsbury Hill
  • Modern Love
  • The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

Peter Gabriel at Knebworth 1978 © Alan David Perry

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