A Very Select (and Edited) List of Bands Who Played Liberty Lunch

Flaming Lips, Elliott Smith, Sean and Julian Lennon, Verve Pipe, Smashing Pumpkins, Shoulders, Wannabes, Wilco, Son Volt, Steel Pulse, Joan Jett, Twinkle Bros., Scratch Acid, Toadies, Butthole Surfers, Dash Rip Rock, Oasis, Luscious Jackson, Poco, Wallflowers, Ricky Nelson, Dolly Parton, Joe Ely, Big Boys. Nirvana for only a $7 cover. The band that peed on the lights and amps so we let them load themselves out (Merciful Fate). Replacements, Alanis Morrisette, Iron Butterfly, Meditations, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Mike Watt, Lotions, Beto, Extreme Heat, Uranium Savages, Counting Crows, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jesse Winchester, Los Lobos, Bela Fleck, David Crosby, X, Burning Spear, Mighty Diamonds, the Gladiators, any band with David Grissom, Zeitgeist/Reivers, any band with Miles Zuniga, Wild Seeds, True Believers, Collective Soul, Beck, Mudhoney, Luna, Violent Femmes, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Pavement, Blues Traveler, Phish, Rev. Horton Heat, kd lang, Dwight Yoakam, Asleep at the Wheel, Wendy O., Hüsker Dü, Sugar, Bob Mould, Meat Puppets, They Might Be Giants, Uncle Tupelo, GWAR, 10,000 Maniacs (#1 and #2), Soul Asylum, Dave Davies, Pantera, Thirteenth Floor Elevators reunion w/ Munster Grandpa Halloween, Jesus Lizard, Matthew Sweet, Dave Matthews, Foo Fighters, Run DMC, Hot Tuna, Allen Ginsberg, The Dicks, D-Day, the Skunks, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Henry Rollins, Pixies, Björk, Cowboy Junkies, Jewel, Blur, Soundgarden, Neville Bros., John Lee Hooker, Jonathan Richman, Johnny Winter, John Mayall, Squeeze, Pres. of the USA, Hootie & the Blowfish (twice), Dan Del Santo, Johnny Clegg, Bad Religion, Ed Hall, Retarted Elf, Bad Mutha Goose, Two Nice Girls, Bad Brains, Billy Bragg, David Lindley, Ben Harper, Green Day, Cramps, Todd Rundgren, Fishbone, No Doubt, Sandra Bernhard, Spirit, Iggy Pop, Filter, Sponge, NOFX, Rancid, Megadeth, Morphine, Terence Trent D'Arby, Geraldine Fibbers, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Circle Jerks, Pato Banton, Spearhead, Elastica, Bush, Sebadoh, Robyn Hitchcock, John Cale, The Heads, Guided by Voices, My Bloody Valentine, Andrew Tosh, Dennis Brown, Rocket From the Crypt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soul Coughing, Poison 13, Watchtower, King's X, Lucinda Williams, Mazzy Star, Eek-a-Mouse, the Itals, Yo La Tengo, Weezer, Juliana Hatfield, Cibo Matto, the Wailers, Jon Spencer, J.J. Cale, El Vez, Mercury Rev, Eric Burdon, the Skatalites, Stereolab, Donovan, Doug Sahm, Ebenezer Obey, Yellowman, Blaze Foley, Eric Johnson, Count Basie Orchestra, Mose Allison. I know we've forgotten plenty but this is a start.

-- Mark Pratz/J-Net Ward

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