Saturday, June 29, 2019

Stonewall 50 #2: O Chapman! My Chapman!

Two weeks in a Virginia jail
for my lover
for my lover
Twenty thousand dollar bail
for my lover
for my lover
And everybody thinks
That I'm the fool
But they don't get
Any love from you
The things we won't do for love
I'd climb a mountain if I had to
Risk my life so I could have you
You
you
you
you
you
you
Everyday I'm psychoanalyzed
for my lover
for my lover
They dope me up and I tell them lies
for my lover
for my lover
The things we won't do for love
I'd climb a mountain if I had to
Risk my life so I could have you
You
you
you
you
you
you
Two weeks in a Virginia jail
for my lover
for my lover
Twenty thousand dollar bail
for my lover
for my lover
And everybody thinks
That I'm the fool
But they don't get
Any love from you
Tracy Chapman
Chestnut Cabaret
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7.25.1988

01 Across the Lines
02 For My Lover
03 No Time
04 Baby Can I Hold You
05 Behind the Wall
06 Fast Car
07 Material World
08 She's Got Her Ticket
09 My Sweet One
10 Why You Do Me Wrong
11 Troubles Troubles Troubles
12 Give Me One Reason
13 For You
14 Be My Baby
15 Mountains of Things
16 Born to Fight
17 Talkin' 'bout a Revolution
18 Why?

Total time: 1:15:04

Tracy Chapman - guitar & vocals

DAT of a master cassette from the soundboard;
staticky technical difficulty noises in Track 01 somewhat reduced by EN, June 2019
375 MB FLAC here
We're back for Day 2 of the riots that ignited the drive for LGBTQI equality, decades before the acronymical letterings took hold and back when being non-gender-conforming in any fashion was a ticket to certain and ignominious ruination.
You know who Tracy Chapman is, so there's no need to further elaborate, except to say that this is a full solo show -- accompanying herself on electric guitar -- from when she first hit in the late 1980s.
I'll be back in 24 hours with one last blast of Pride glitterbomb goodness for you... now go enjoy this exceptional glimpse into what makes this woman -- who somehow has managed, in the last 30+ years, to combine a completely private approach to her own sexuality removed from the public eye with an undeniably stellar philanthropic commitment to the LGBTQI equality cause -- one of the true supermegastars of the music of our age.--J.