1985.??.?? The Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA - Psi Com

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1985.??.?? The Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA - Psi Com

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https://janesaddiction.org/tour/show/ps ... x-xx/1544/

So according to "Saga of a Hypster", Psi Com headlined a show at The Troubadour after their show at Al's Bar on 2/15/85. He also states that GNR played their first gig at the Troubadour just after this show. Well, GNR's first show was 3/26/85 (2nd paragraph, 2nd column of the below article)
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Well, here (according to LA Weekly) is every night's lineup between 2/15-3/26+

Feb 15 - Pyramid, Network, Foreplay
Feb 16 - Rat Sally, Warrant, Mansfield, ZZYZX
Feb 17 - Dice, Outlet
Feb 18 - The Age, Hyde, Swindler
Feb 19 - Stiff, Entity, Believer
Feb 20 - RUOK, Trinity, Metal Arsenal
Feb 21 - Random Fury, Crystal Haze, Krystal Jem
Feb 22 - Martial Law, Hostage, Witch, Pulse
Feb 23 - Day 1, Stainless Steel, D-Vette
Feb 24 - Rippshyre, Majesty
Feb 25 - Mourning Angel, Prototype
Feb 26 - Influence, Samarin, Dizastre
Feb 27 - What, Roc Fusion, Konadu
Feb 28 - Nasty Habit, Le Count, Blind Decree
Mar 1 - LA Guns, Agent Steel
Mar 2 - Tokyo
Mar 3 - Thundoor, Traitor, Walpurgis Night
Mar 4 - Amethyst, Fate, Sylum
Mar 5 - Britain, Stone Tiger, Tune Smith
Mar 6 - Axis, Full Force, Commander
Mar 7 - Barren Cross, Gavaldon, Swindler
Mar 8 - Mad Whip Thunder, Rat Sally, Steel Wolf, Pyramid
Mar 9 - Black Sheep, Letchen Grey, Fortress
Mar 10 - Evil, Narata
Mar 11 - Mourning Angel, The Grim, Tri-Force
Mar 12 - Snair, Under the Sun, Huntay
Mar 13 - NR6, Raging Angel, Heretic
Mar 14 - Believer, Arch Rival, Greg Hampton and the Cut
Mar 15 - Traitor, Salient, Draggon
Mar 16 - Early Warning, Rockway, VVSI, The Claw
Mar 17 - Love Affair, Ducks
Mar 18 - Dead Hippie, Ragged Lace, Steadfast
Mar 19 - Brazil, Devon Paine, Switchblade
Mar 20 - What, Zero Stone, Walpurgis Night
Mar 21 - Neon Cross, Konadu
Mar 22 - Haven, Poison, Adam Bomb
Mar 23 - Deceiver, Ruby Slipper, Nasty Habit
Mar 24 - Assemblage
Mar 25 - The Lovers, Wanted Breed, Evil Fantasy
Mar 26 - Slaven, LA Guns
Mar 27 - The Motion, Influence, New World
Mar 28 - Prototype, Krystal Jem, Snair
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So Dave Thompson has fucked up some basic shit like Perry's name, so maybe we're talking the first Troubadour gig where GNR was GNR (as I said, their first gig was originally booked for LA Guns)... so here is every day continuing on through 4/24 with a listing for "Guns and Roses" (w/ a bonus fuckup on the spelling of Dizastre)

Mar 29 - Stone Tiger, Disatre (sic), Mad Whip Thunder
Mar 30 - Fortress, Onexcell, Invaders, Rat Sally
Mar 31 - Haz Off, Mourning Angel
Apr 1 - Rising, Wombat
Apr 2 - Weekertendays, Commander, Sixty-Nine
Apr 3 - Field Stone, Black Sheep, Dagger Edge
Apr 4 - Steel Wolf, Full Force, Narata
Apr 5 - Draggon, Allie, Hyde
Apr 6 - The Lovers, Has Naughty
Apr 7 - Onyx, The Visitors, Executive Stress
Apr 8 - Defiant, Francis X and the Bushmen, Sinister Angel
Apr 9 - Striker, Full Tilt, Ya
Apr 10 - Outnumbered, Dogs of War, The Grimm
Apr 11 - NRG, Arkenstone, Axis
Apr 12 - Kevin Lawrence, Redline, Haven
Apr 13 - Pyramid, Hunder, Wanted, Breed
Apr 14 - DC Sparks, Racket, Steedfast
Apr 15 - Killer Shew Band, Jackyll, Trance
Apr 16 - Ventuss, Flash Barricade
Apr 17 - Influence, Commander, Bad Reputation
Apr 18 - Slaven, Swindler, Ruok
Apr 19 - Jonses, Poison, What
Apr 20 - Early Warning, Witch, The Clawe
Apr 21 - Love Affair, Assemblage, The Clients
Apr 22 - Fate, Rok Steenrod, The Escorts
Apr 23 - Playgurl, Zero Stone, Thin Ice
Apr 24 - Czar, Guns and Roses, Angels
Apr 25 - Krystal Jam, Arch Rival, Britain
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So obviously there could have been a cancellation or whatever, but not a single open date and not a single mention of Psi Com 🤷🏻‍♂️

But we've got the date narrowed down, so maybe some extra digging into LA Dee Da articles will give some insight.
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I feel like this date is bullshit. Thompson said GNR played their first gig at the Troubadour on "one Thursday in June 1985", which is definitely not true. GNR did play the Troubadour on Thursday June 6, 1985, but they'd played there several times prior.

i've perused all available LA Weekly gig listings for the Troubadour for all of the first half of 1985 and there is zero evidence or mention of Psi Com playing there. Aside from a missing issue, and an incomplete issue (one of which is late Jan, the other early July), it looks like there is a listing for every single date the club is open.

Aside form that, the club isn't their scene. It's primarily a hard rock and metal club, which Psi Com was neither. I also find it odd that they'd get a headlining slot without ever having played there prior - pay-to-play aside. I think maybe some of this is embellishment dreamed up by Thompson. I'm not even sure Psi Com was truly headlining at their regular hangs.
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