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Published: 2011/06/16

The Radiators’ Last Watusi

New Orleans rock legends The Radiators played their final shows last weekend at Tipitina’s in New Orleans. Dubbed “The Last Watusi,” the band celebrated their storied 33-year career with a three-night run, starting with an acoustic show on June 9 and closing their time together with a sold-out show two nights later. The energetic concert featured such fan favorites as “Monkey Meet” and “River Run,” which included an “Over Under Sideways Down” tease by guitarist Dave Malone. After a lengthy set the band came back out for an encore featuring a rendition of The Radiators’ original “Confidential” that segued into a cover of Willie Dixon’s blues classic “Back Door Man,” a number famously recorded by The Doors on their 1967 self-titled debut. streamed all three nights, and will keep these shows in their streaming archive until June 17. The setlist for the band’s final show can be found below.

The Radiators 
Last Watusi , Sat 6/11/11 
New Orleans, LA

_Set 1: Last Getaway, Monkey Meet,
Spark Plug, Cocktail Music, 
Early Bird Café, Birdland,
River Run (*), 
Daddy’s Coming Home, 
My Creole Belle>UFO Exactly, 
March on Down to Valentine, 
Where Was You At,
Life Ain’t Easy>Hot Lube, 
Red Dress_

Set 2:
Let the Red Wine Flow, Pass out the Hatchets> 
Coldest Stuff>Patty Don’t Party> Save the Last Watusi For Me>Grow Up>Fire, Crazy Mona, 
Waiting For the Rain >All Meat From the Same Bone, Lila, Light Up My Pipe (**), 
Papaya, Boomerang, 
Lost Radio,
Like Dreamers Do

E: Salty Jane, Confidential>Back Door Man>Confidential, Cannibal Girls, Screw Loose

(*) With Over Under Sideways Down Tease

(**) With Funeral March Tease


There are 4 comments associated with this post

kevinegor June 16, 2011, 19:37:46

thank you Radiators u will be missed. One of the last bands that actually did it for the music and not for anything else. Plus they got better as thier years progressesd. By Regge, Frank, Dave, Camille, Zeke and Kenny for all the memories filled on tape

peacesignguy June 16, 2011, 23:02:02

Gonna’ miss you guys. Thanks for the good times! Peace The time is right for drinking dragon’s blood.

MoFishwater June 17, 2011, 11:46:48

God Bless the Radiators!

Bejasus June 25, 2011, 08:42:26

sad to see them go since I just discovered them at this years Wanee Festival, where they played a great set. Still, at least it was recorded off the desk and I have a great CD which has perfect sound.
Bye Radiators, you guys were really cool.

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