Welcome to the Helen Wheels Gig Reviews page. As said elsewhere, I was originally primarily only concerned with those gigs Albert Bouchard did with the Helen Wheels Band circa 1984-1986 but that no longer applies.

I'm after info on any and all Helen Wheels gigs - gig reviews, reports, images, clips - anything really.

So - have you got anything to contribute to this page? Reviews, missing gig support band/venue information, ticket stubs, posters, handbills etc etc - if so, let me .

 

 

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Bruce A. Bennett
Randy

I found an old calendar of bands I booked at a club called City Gardens / Trenton NJ USA - Helen Wheels is on the calendar and it say "The Triumphant Return Of Helen Wheels" on 24 April 1981.

I do remember booking her 2-3 times. One of her 7" singles was on GO-GO Records out of Philadelphia.

John A. Mozzer

Check out this url - scroll down to see photo of me with Marc Stevens, and Helen Wheels in the middle:

The event was Marc Steven's Vampire Party, starring Helen Wheels live in concert at the Underground, 860 Broadway, New York City, on September 28, 1983.

Richard Carroll

26/05/1984: The Helen Wheels Band: CBGB's N.Y.C.
Supports:
Early show: Beat Feet
Late show: Leap Of Faith

Early show setlist:

  1. Survival
  2. For A Fan
  3. Bright Future
  4. Fallen Angel
  5. Double Tongue
  6. Loud Crowd
  7. Unk
  8. Tumbling Down
  9. Brotherhood Of Outlaws
  10. Break The Chains
  11. Grey Matter In The Streets Of Dallas
  12. Helen of Troy

Late show setlist:

  1. Break The Chains
  2. Tumbling Down
  3. Loud Crowd
  4. Double Tongue
  5. Survival
  6. For A Fan
  7. Fallen Angel
  8. Brotherhood Of Outlaws
  9. Grey Matter In The Streets Of Dallas
Richard Carroll

28/12/1984: The Helen Wheels Band: Peppermint Lounge, N.Y.C. - Angie Bowie was the headliner....

Quick Gig Facts
Richard Carroll

07/02/1998: Cellsum Records Showcase, Brownie's, N.Y.C.

Helen Wheels and WORK:

  1. Break The Chains
  2. Room To Rage
  3. New York City Blues
  4. ?
  5. Get Out Of Town

David Roter Method:

  1. Run M.F. Run
  2. Unknown Tongue
  3. It Was Only a Hand Job Irene
  4. Joan Crawford
  5. New York, New York

X Bros:

  1. Wild Ones
  2. On Fire With Love
  3. Hot Time in Hell
  4. Run For The Sun
  5. Love's a Killer
  6. Dr. Music
  7. Hot Rails To Hell

Brain Surgeons:

  1. St. Vitus Dance
  2. Gun
  3. Baby Ice Dog
  4. Needle Gun
  5. A Kiss Is A Promise
  6. Laura's Plastic Swords
  7. Gimme Nothin'
  8. My Civilization
  9. Donkey Show
  10. I Play The Drums
  11. Dominance And Submission
Ralph

I know this full Cellsum Showcase gig was available as a torrent a whole back, so if anybody downloaded that and knows what that 4th Helen song was called, please let me know.

Richard Carroll

21/11/1998: Helen Wheels and The Skeleton Crew: CBGB's, N.Y.C.

Setlist:

  1. Walkin'
  2. Useless
  3. Room To Rage
  4. Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
  5. Shakin' Street
  6. If You Have Ghosts
  7. Bed Of Nails
  8. Five Dollar Fantasy
  9. Sex Beat
  10. Graveyard Down The Road
  11. Holy Land
  12. For A Fan
  13. Sixteen With A Bullet
  14. Times Square Ain't There
Richard Carroll

23/01/1999: Helen Wheels and The Skeleton Crew: CBGB's, N.Y.C.

Setlist:

  1. Walkin'
  2. Useless
  3. Room To Rage
  4. Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
  5. If You Have Ghosts
  6. Sex Beat
  7. Five Dollar Fantasy
  8. Graveyard Down The Road
  9. For A Fan
  10. Sixteen With A Bullet
  11. Times Square Ain't There
Richard Carroll

08/07/1999: Helen Wheels and The Skeleton Crew: CBGB's, N.Y.C.

Setlist:

  1. Walkin'
  2. Useless
  3. Room To Rage
  4. Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
  5. Shakin'Street
  6. Relentless
  7. If You Have Ghosts
  8. Sex Beat
  9. And It's A Drag
  10. Mutant Reaction
  11. Times Square Ain't There