Can’t Hardly Wait, A Retrospective: Work In Progress

This week’s Can’t Hardly Wait comes from the First Avenue mainroom on September 1st of 1984. A bold choice, leading off your hometown set with a song you haven’t nailed down the lyrics for. No mention of water towers, or Jesus here. Sounds more like off-the-cuff ramblings.

Any expert ears want to try to transcribe?

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  1. RJ 08.Aug.07 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks for posting these, Wolf. It’s fun to listen to the evolution of one of my all-time favorite songs.

  2. pzp 09.Aug.07 at 11:15 am

    Seems like Wolf has inspired National Geographic to search for the roots of this tune as well.

  3. JimDracula 09.Aug.07 at 3:25 pm

    Thanks for the laugh, that was ace. More please.

  4. Color Me Impressed 09.Aug.07 at 3:54 pm

    Oh wow, that made my day. 🙂

  5. AReg 09.Aug.07 at 6:13 pm

    Loved the way PW spits out Can’t Hardly Wait at the end. I couldn’t follow all the lyrics but he sure sounded angry at the end! Thanks for posting, it truly is a great song in all its versions.

  6. Jodi 10.Aug.07 at 6:56 am

    At the end it sounded like “I ain’t ready. . . ” which is probably the truth.