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1970s Setlists

During the seventies there are far fewer recordings in exsistence then in later years. That added to the fact that there seemed (from avalible evidence) to be far fewer changes in the setlists means that it serves no purpose to list every show from every tour individually.
So here are the lists from the 'Love It To Death' tour to the 'From The Inside/Madhouse Rocks' Tour with known changes listed. Shows from before 1970 are very scarce and it is likely that the set changed around frequently making documentating the early years acurately impossible, although Dennis has stated that the 'Pretties for You' shows normally started with 'No Longer Umpire'.

Love It To Death 1970

Known setlists seem to suggest this was the basic set although its quite possible there were changes as recordings of this period are very limited

Setlist: Sun Arise / Caught In A Dream - I'm 18 / Is It My Body - My Very Own - Is it My Body Reprise / Second Coming - Ballad of Dwight Fry / Black Juju / Return of The Spiders

Notes: "My Very Own" is a title that has been given to the piece of music played after "Is It My Body" by bootleggers. It's also refered to as "Down To The Graveyard" and has never been officially released.
At the Rainbow show in London (7th Nov `71) Halo Of Flies was included after 'Is It My Body'/'My Very Own' so possibly it was included in other shows around that time.

Killer Tour 1972

Initial setlist: Intro / Be My Lover / You Drive Me Nervous / Yeah, Yeah, Yeah / I'm 18 / Halo Of Flies / Is It My Body - My Very Own - Is It My Body reprise / Dead Babies / Killer / Long Way To Go (with long instrumental “School's out” middle-section) / Under My Wheels.
(For the recorded “Killer” shows up until March 1972.)

Final setlist: Intro / Be My Lover / You Drive Me Nervous / Yeah, Yeah, Yeah / I'm 18 / Halo Of Flies / Dead Babies / Killer / Long Way To Go / School's Out (long jammed version w/lyrics) / Is It My Body - My Very Own - Is It My Body reprise / Under my wheels.

Note: the last part of “Killer” (starting with the “tormented cries” bit) was pre-recorded, so not performed live.
The "intro" was basically just a long build up to the first song
"Killer" is followed by taped Thunder and Lightning effects
"My Very Own" is a title that has been given to the piece of music played after "Is It My Body" by bootleggers. Its also refered to as "Down To The Graveyard" and has never been officially released.
Minor changes to above setlist could have occur on occasions where playing-time was limited like festivals, etc.

School's Out Tour 1972

North American-leg :

Setlist: Intro / Public Animal #9 / Caught In A Dream - Under My Wheels / Be My Lover / I'm 18 / Is It My Body - My Very Own - Is It My Body reprise / Halo Of Flies / Gutter Cat vs. The Jets / (Streetfight tape) / Killer / Long Way To Go / School's Out.

Setlist European-leg :

Setlist: Intro / Public Animal #9 / Caught In A Dream - Under My Wheels / Be My Lover / I'm 18 / Is It My Body - My Very Own / Halo Of Flies / Guttercat vs. The Jets / (Streetfight tape) / Killer / Elected / School's out.
Notes: Also the last part of “Killer” was on tape so the band could take part in the hanging routine.
Starting with the Dutch gigs on 17 and 18 November 1972 “Elected” was played after “School's out”, as the encore for the rest of the tour.
The "intro" was basically just a long build up to the first song
Notes: "Killer" is followed by taped Thunder and Lightning effects
"My Very Own" is a title that has been given to the piece of music played after "Is It My Body" by bootleggers. Its also refered to as "Down To The Graveyard" and has never been officially released.
Minor changes to above setlist could have occur on occasions where playing-time was limited like festivals, etc.

At the 26th November 1972 show in Zufingen,Switzerland Flo And Eddie joined the band for an extra encore of "Happy Together", the hit Turtles' (which featired Flo and Eddie) hit single.

Billion Dollar Babies Tour 1973

Setlist: Hello Hurray / Billion Dollar Babies / Elected - I'm 18 / Raped And Freezin' - No More Mr. Nice Guy / My Stars / Unfinished Sweet / (Night on Bald Mountain Tape) / Sick Things / Dead Babies / I Love The Dead / (Night on Bald Mountain Tape) / School's Out / Under My Wheels / (God bless America Tape).
Notes: Also the last part of “I Love The Dead”, after the beheading, was a pre-recorded tape

The opening show of the tour on 5th March 1973 at War Memorial, Rochester, NY had the following different setlist: Hello Hurray (excerpt) / Billion Dollar Babies / Elected / I'm 18 / No More Mr.Nice Guy / Hello hurray (full song) / My Stars / Raped and Freezin' (full song) / Unfinished Sweet / (Night on Bald Mountain Tape) / Sick Things / Dead Babies / I Love The Dead / (Night on Bald Mountain Tape) / School's Out / Under My Wheels / (God Bless America Tape)
It may be assumed this setlist goes for the previous 4 warm-up shows as well although no recordings exist of the previous shows..

At the last show of the tour on June 7th `73 at Providence, RI, Flo And Eddie (the support band) joined the band for an extra encore run through of the Beatles' "Hard Day's Night"

Billion Dollar Babies Holiday Tour (Muscle Of Love) 1973/4

Setlist: Hello Hurray / Billion Dollar Babies / Elected - I'm 18 / Big Apple Dreamin' / Muscle Of Love / Hard Hearted Alice / My Stars / Unfinished Sweet / (Night on Bald Mountain Tape) /Sick Things / Dead Babies / I Love The Dead / (Night on Bald Mountain Tape) / School's Out / Working Up A Sweat / (Christmas song outro on tape: varying, a.o. Deck the Halls)
Notes: Also the last part of “I Love The Dead”, after the beheading, was pre-recorded.
Toronto 14/12/1973 had 'Hard Hearted Alice' played AFTER “My Stars”.
The South American shows in 1974 featured the same show but obviously without the Christmas song outro.

Also Dec 13th `73 Toledo, OH Sports Arena lasted less then 10 mins. due to the riot so the set was only Hello Horray and Billion Dollar Babies.

Welcome To My Nightmare Tour 1975/1977

Setlist: Welcome To My Nightmare / Years Ago (partial vocal) - No More Mr.Nice Guy / Years Ago (partial vocal) - Billion Dollar Babies * / Years Ago (instrumental) - I'm 18 / Years Ago (vocal) - Instrumental intro - Some Folks / Cold Ethyl / Only Women Bleed / Devils Food (w/ backing vocals only) / Band Instrumental / The Black Widow / Steven / Welcome To My Nightmare reprise / (Graveyard Scene) / Escape / Escape (Instrumental repise to start encore - School's Out / Department Of Youth.
On The Australian 'Wlecom To My Nightmare Tour in 1977 I Never Cry was added to all setlists in the form: "Years Ago (partial vocal) - I Never Cry - Billion Dollar Babies."

King Of The Silver Screen Tour 1977 - School's Out For Summer 1978

Setlist: Intro / Under My Wheels / Billion Dollar Babies / I'm 18 / (Alice talking to the crowd)* / Sick Things - Is It My Body / Devils Food (backgroundvocals only) - The Black Widow / You And Me / Only Women Bleed / Fake Commercials-I / Unfinished Sweet - Escape / I Love The Dead - Go To Hell - Wish You Were Here (instrumental) / I Never Cry / Fake Commercials-II / It's Hot Tonight - (Maurice Escargot introduction) - Lace And Whiskey / King Of The Silver Screen (no AC vocals) / School's out.
Notes: Titles in bold are pre-recorded parts in the show, so not performed live. The Commercials were humours spoof comercials.
* this “AC Talking to the crowd” bit was only included in the setlist of the 1977 tour, not on the 1978 tour.
The 07/07/1978 Miami,FL show didn`t have Billion Dollar Babies performed

From The Inside/Madhouse Rocks Tour 1979

Vincent Price Introduction / Intro - From The Inside / Serious / Nurse Rozetta / The Quiet Room - I Never Cry / (Vincent Price voice-I) / Devils Food (instrumental excerpt) - Welcome To My Nightmare - Billion Dollar Babies / Only Women Bleed - No more mr.Nice Guy / I'm 18 / The Black Widow (band instrumental) / Wish I Were Born In Beverly Hills / Dead Babies / Ballad of Dwight Fry / All Strapped Up / It's Hot Ttonight (instrumental excerpt) - Go To Hell - Wish You Were Here (instrumental) / (Vincent Price voice-II) / How You Gonna See Me Now / Inmates (We're All Crazy) / School's Out.
Notes: Items in Bold are on tape, not live.
School's Out is played in extended form featuring solos from all tha band.
At at least one show (Milwaukee March 6th. It was certainly gone by the next known recording on March 31st so no way of knowing how often it was done) the band go into Village Peoples' 'Y.M.C.A', possibly on tape) for a minute or two with hysterical results as Alice accuses them of mutiny!
Davey Johnstone's solo featured the riff of 'Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting.'
'All Strapped Up' is a non-album track written specifically for the show.