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Garland Jeffreys & Chuck Prophet – Wild In The Streets

Garland Jeffreys And Chuck Prophet Go Wild In The street with The Mission Express at The Bootleg Theater In Los Angeles

Lou Reed’s college roommate,  Garland Jeffreys is retiring from the stage with two farewell performance sets on June 29th 2019 at City Winery in NYC. 

The sexiest man in Scandinavia! The poet laureate of Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn! He is hanging up his high heel sneakers. The Matador is throwing down his cape.

 My ol’ pals Chuck Prophet and Stephanie Finch and are going to be onstage as special  guests to bid him adieu, as well as other musical luminaries from his past. I hear, David Johansen and a few more musicians are expected to make it one for the history books. Garland’s 75 now, and it’s your last chance to see him onstage.

Here are Chuck & Steph with him from a gig I was lucky enough to be at his final west coast show at the Bootleg Theater LA on April 22nd 2016. 

In the heat of the summer
Better call up the plumber
And turn on the street pump
To cool me off


With your newspaper writers
And your big crime fighters
You still need a drugstore
To cure my cough


Running wild in the streets
We got a gang called Shady
And a midnight lady
And two transvestites
To beat the band


You better not touch us
You best believe us
Your teenage Johnny’s
Gonna be a man


Runnin’ wild in the streets
Mrs. America
Tell me how is your favorite son?
Do you really care
What he has done?
Runnin’ wild in the streets

– Garland Jeffreys “Wild In The Streets”

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