The Hollywood Reporter posted a review and rundown of the final public performance of the Rock Bottom Remainder's El Ray show.

So what a joy it must have been on Friday night for the members of the Rock Bottom Remainders, which includes authors Stephen KingDave BarryAmy Tan and The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, to feel that rock star excitement before a packed crowd at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. The cheers, the applause and the unfettered energy came from a mostly middle-aged audience singing and clapping along but the 16-person band made the best of it all, rolling through a set of classic rock covers and self-aware originals with cheery banter while exhibiting one hell of a good time onstage. It was the Rock Bottoms’ last public bow after 20 years of performing this somewhat ridiculous but very fun show, and it made the mood all the more celebratory.

Set list:

"The House Is Rockin'" (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
"Paperback Writer" (The Beatles)
"634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)"
(Wilson Pickett)"In The Midnight Hour" (Wilson Pickett)
"Hey Little Girl" (Dee Clark)
"I'm a Believer" (The Monkees)
"These Boots are Made for Walkin'" (Nancy Sinatra)
"Hey! Baby" (Bruce Channel)
"Susie Q" (Dale Hawkins)
"Mr. Tambourine Man" (The Byrds)
"I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" (The Byrds)
"My Back Pages" (The Byrds)
"You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" (The Byrds)
"Rock This Town" (Stray Cats)
"It's Nobody's Fault but Mine" (Blind Willie Johnson)
"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" (Elvis Presley)
"Jailhouse Rock" (Elvis Presley)
"Da Do Ron Ron" (The Crystals)
"Runaway" (Del Shannon)
"I'm a Big Best Seller" (Greg Iles) - original
"Leader of the Pack" (The Shangri-Las)
"Proof Reading Woman" (Dave Barry)
"Mustang Sally" (Wilson Pickett)
"Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There Is a Season)" (The Byrds)
Irish Blessing
"Older than Him" (Kathi Goldmark)
"Keep Me in Your Heart" (Warren Zevon)
"Surfin' Bird" (The Trashmen)
"Wild Thing" (The Troggs)

Encore:

"Gloria" (The Doors)

Sounds like it was a lot of fun.

Check out the whole review HERE.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter.

 

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