Backwoods
First Played
November 22nd 1986
The Ritz
Austin, TX, United States
Last Played
December 29th 1999
ARCO Arena
Sacramento, CA, United States
Released on
The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987)
Someone spilled blood many years ago
Someone spilled blood but do you know
That from the backwoods
Where the Chuck Berrys grow
Come your long tall
Daddies of rock and roll

Take me to your backwoods now
Take me to your backwoods now

Spinnin’ down from the clouds
Like a tornado
Spinnin’ out of control
Like a psychedelic soul
With a rhythm hittin’ harder
Than Larry Holmes
Come your long tall
Daddies of rock and roll

Mr. Uplift Mofo – my man Bo Diddley
Hit sippin’ a bottle of nickel ripple
Play the lickity split finger lickin’ licks
For all you wicked city slick chicks
And all you nitty gritty hicks
We’ll make your nipples ripple
Make you wanna dip your dipple
Make you wanna soak your hickory stick
That’s right
Because my man has a grip on it
And I do mean on it
Which brings to mind
A very sinister minister kind of guy
A man named Little Richard
Who was born to make them bitches stir
That’s right he’ll make the sweet substance drip
From the middle of your hillbilly lips
And like the farmer milks his cow
The Howlin’ Wolf will howl
And since times does allow
You all can
Take me to your backwoods now

Take me to your backwoods now
Take me to your backwoods now
Take me to your backwoods now
Take me to your backwoods now
Take me to your backwoods
Stats only reflect full song performances, not partial performances.

PLAYED AT
PARTIALLY PLAYED, JAMMED OR TEASED AT
DEC 29

1999
ARCO Arena
Sacramento, CA, United States
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NOV 21

1999
Plaza de Toros La Cubierta
Madrid, Spain
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NOV 08

1999
Arena Berlin
Berlin, Germany
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SEP 20

1998
Stockton Civic Memorial Auditorium
Stockton, CA, United States
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SEP 19

1998
Livestock Events Center
Reno, NV, United States
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SEP 18

1998
Field of Dreams
Oroville, CA, United States
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SEP 05

1998
Huntridge Theater
Las Vegas, NV, United States
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SEP 04

1998
Santa Barbara Bowl
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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JUL 24

1998
Aragon Ballroom (Miller Genuine Draft Blind Date)
Chicago, IL, United States
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JUL 26

1997
Mt. Fuji (Fuji Rock Festival)
Yamanasi, Japan
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JUL 11

1996
Wembley Arena
London, England
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MAY 06

1996
Centre Court
Melbourne, Australia
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APR 16

1996
San Diego Sports Arena
San Diego, CA, United States
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APR 12

1996
KeyArena at Seattle Center
Seattle, WA, United States
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APR 08

1996
ARCO Arena
Sacramento, CA, United States
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APR 06

1996
Cow Palace
Daly City, CA, United States
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APR 04

1996
Great Western Forum
Inglewood, CA, United States
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APR 03

1996
America West Arena
Phoenix, AZ, United States
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MAR 14

1996
Civic Arena
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
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MAR 12

1996
Gund Arena
Cleveland, OH, United States
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MAR 11

1996
Market Square Arena
Indianapolis, IN, United States
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MAR 06

1996
United Center
Chicago, IL, United States
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FEB 14

1996
USAir Arena
Landover, MD, United States
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FEB 12

1996
Worcester Centrum
Worcester, MA, United States
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FEB 09

1996
Madison Square Garden
New York City, NY, United States
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FEB 08

1996
Fleet Center
Boston, MA, United States
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FEB 06

1996
CoreStates Spectrum
Philadelphia, PA, United States
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OCT 23

1995
Palau dels Esports de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
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OCT 20

1995
Hallenstadion
Zurich, Switzerland
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OCT 18

1995
Le Zénith
Paris, France
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OCT 16

1995
Ahoy
Rotterdam, Netherlands
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OCT 14

1995
Stockholm Globe Arena
Stockholm, Sweden
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OCT 11

1995
Deutschlandhalle
Berlin, Germany
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OCT 08

1995
Forest National
Brussels, Belgium
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OCT 03

1995
Brixton Academy
London, England
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OCT 01

1995
Point Theatre
Dublin, Ireland
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SEP 27

1995
Subterania Club
London, England
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OCT 19

1994
Rose Bowl
Pasadena, CA, United States
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AUG 28

1994
Little John's Farm (Reading Festival)
Reading, England
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AUG 27

1994
Kempische Steenweg (Pukkelpop Festival)
Hasselt, Belgium
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AUG 25

1994
Dalymount Park (Sunstroke Festival)
Dublin, Ireland
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AUG 19

1994
Roseland Ballroom
New York City, NY, United States
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OCT 28

1992
Mt. Smart Supertop
Auckland, New Zealand
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OCT 27

1992
Winter Show Buildings
Wellington, New Zealand
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MAY 07

1992
Sonic City
Saitama, Japan
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NOV 30

1991
Roy Wilkins Auditorium
St. Paul, MN, United States
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FEB 09

1991
Pink's Garage
Honolulu, HI, United States
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DEC 31

1990
Civic Center
San Francisco, CA, United States
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JUN 16

1990
Greek Theatre
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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JUN 09

1990
Manchester Apollo
Manchester, England
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JUN 06

1990
Brixton Academy
London, England
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JUN 04

1990
Draf- en Renbaan (Pinkpop Festival)
Landgraaf, Netherlands
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APR 29

1990
Keaney Gym at University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI, United States
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APR 27

1990
The Ritz (Punky Funky Lovefest)
New York City, NY, United States
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MAR 16

1990
Texan Hotel
Daytona Beach, FL, United States
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MAR 15

1990
The Marriott Club
Daytona Beach, FL, United States
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FEB 26

1990
Das Z
Vienna, Austria
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FEB 16

1990
Tivoli
Utrecht, Netherlands
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FEB 07

1990
University of Leeds
Leeds, England
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FEB 06

1990
Riverside
Newcastle, England
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JAN 26

1990
Club Citta
Kawasaki, Japan
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DEC 31

1989
San Diego Sports Arena
San Diego, CA, United States
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DEC 10

1989
Deco's
Miami Beach, FL, United States
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DEC 08

1989
Jannus Landing
St. Petersburg, FL, United States
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DEC 04

1989
Huger Street Concert Hall
Columbia, SC, United States
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NOV 27

1989
Barrymore Theater
Madison, WI, United States
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NOV 22

1989
Latin Quarter
Detroit, MI, United States
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NOV 21

1989
Phantasy Theatre
Lakewood, OH, United States
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NOV 20

1989
Newport Music Hall
Columbus, OH, United States
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NOV 18

1989
The Boathouse
Norfolk, VA, United States
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NOV 13

1989
The Chance Theater
Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
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NOV 12

1989
L'Amour
New York City, NY, United States
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OCT 28

1989
Chestnut Cabaret
Philadelphia, PA, United States
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OCT 27

1989
The New Ritz
New York City, NY, United States
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OCT 20

1989
The Channel
Boston, MA, United States
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OCT 16

1989
Student Center at University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
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OCT 09

1989
First Avenue Club
Minneapolis, MN, United States
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OCT 05

1989
Mississippi Nights
St. Louis, MO, United States
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OCT 01

1989
Opera House
Austin, TX, United States
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SEP 30

1989
The Ensemble Theatre
Houston, TX, United States
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SEP 28

1989
Big Surf Waterpark (KUKQ Alternative Radio Festival)
Tempe, AZ, United States
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SEP 22

1989
Hollywood Palladium
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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SEP 17

1989
The Catalyst
Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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SEP 09

1989
Moore Theatre
Seattle, WA, United States
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AUG 26

1989
Dam Square (Uitmarkt Festival)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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APR 28

1989
Sundance
Bay Shore, NY, United States
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APR 21

1989
Patriot Center at George Mason University
Fairfax, VA, United States
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MAR 17

1989
Jannus Landing
St. Petersburg, FL, United States
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MAR 16

1989
Visage
Orlando, FL, United States
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NOV 26

1988
Multipurpose Room at California State University
Long Beach, CA, United States
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NOV 16

1988
First Avenue Club
Minneapolis, MN, United States
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OCT 08

1988
John Anson Ford Theatre
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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OCT 05

1988
Six Feet Under
Tempe, AZ, United States
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SEP 04

1988
Alcohol Salad
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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JUN 04

1988
Tornava Isla (Provinssirock Festival)
Seinajoki, Finland
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MAY 23

1988
Draf- en Renbaan (Pinkpop Festival)
Landgraaf, Netherlands
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APR 10

1988
Cotati Cabaret
Cotati, CA, United States
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APR 08

1988
The Catalyst
Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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FEB 17

1988
Ancienne Belgique
Brussels, Belgium
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FEB 11

1988
Volkshaus
Zurich, Switzerland
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FEB 05

1988
The Loft
Berlin, Germany
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DEC 26

1987
Celebrity Theatre
Anaheim, CA, United States
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DEC 09

1987
Storyville Jazz Hall
New Orleans, LA, United States
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NOV 24

1987
Mississippi Nights
St. Louis, MO, United States
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NOV 18

1987
First Avenue Club
Minneapolis, MN, United States
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NOV 09

1987
Graffiti's
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
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OCT 24

1987
Lost Horizon
Syracuse, NY, United States
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AUG 29

1987
Deja Vu
Phoenix, AZ, United States
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JUL 11

1987
The Omni
Oakland, CA, United States
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JUL 10

1987
The Catalyst
Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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FEB 22

1987
Goodies
Fullerton, CA, United States
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FEB 13

1987
Scream at Embassy Hotel
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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DEC 03

1986
Lee's Palace
Toronto, Canada
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DEC 01

1986
First Avenue Club
Minneapolis, MN, United States
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NOV 29

1986
Hoosier Ballroom
Indianapolis, IN, United States
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NOV 24

1986
Mississippi Nights
St. Louis, MO, United States
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NOV 22

1986
The Ritz
Austin, TX, United States
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