Various ‎– US Festival '83 Radio Special

Westwood One ‎– none
18 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Transcription


A1 Quiet Riot Danger Zone
A2 Quiet Riot Cum On Feel The Noize
A3 Quiet Riot Slick Black Cadillac
B1 Quiet Riot Let's Go Crazy (w/ guitar solo)
C1 Quiet Riot Metal Health
D1 Divinyls Elsie
D2 Divinyls Science Fiction
D3 Divinyls Boys In Town
D4 Divinyls Don’t You Go Walkin’
E1 Quarterflash Find Another Fool
E2 Quarterflash Take Me To Heart
F1 Quarterflash Harden My Heart
F2 Quarterflash Take Another Picture
G1 Ozzy Osbourne Over The Mountain
G2 Ozzy Osbourne Mr. Crowley
G3 Ozzy Osbourne Crazy Train
H1 Ozzy Osbourne Suicide Solution
H2 Ozzy Osbourne Flying High Again
I1 Ozzy Osbourne Paranoid
I2 Wall Of Voodoo Mexican Radio
J1 Wall Of Voodoo Call Of The West
J2 Stray Cats Baby Blue Eyes
J3 Stray Cats Double Talk
K1 Stray Cats Rumble In Brighton
K2 Stray Cats Fishnet Stockings
K3 Stray Cats Rock This Town
L1 Men At Work Who Can It Be
L2 Men At Work It's A Mistake
L3 Men At Work Be Good Johnny
M1 Oingo Boingo Nothing To Fear
M2 Oingo Boingo Goodbye Goodbye
N1 Mötley Crüe Take Me To The Top
N2 Mötley Crüe Looks That Kill
O1 Mötley Crüe Shout At The Devil
O2 Mötley Crüe Knock 'Em Dead Kid
O3 Mötley Crüe Live Wire
P1 Mötley Crüe Helter Skelter
P2 U2 Surrender
Q1 U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Q2 U2 Electric Company
R1 The Beat (2) Save It For Later
R2 The Beat (2) Jeannette
R3 The Beat (2) Jackpot
S1 Triumph (2) Never Surrender
S2 Triumph (2) When The Lights Go Down
T1 Triumph (2) Fight The Good Fight
U1 Berlin The Metro
U2 Berlin Sex
U3 Berlin Tell Me Why
V1 Joe Walsh Life In The Fast Lane
V2 Joe Walsh Rocky Mountain Way
W1 Joe Walsh Life's Been Good
W2 Joe Walsh All Night Long
X1 Stevie Nicks Outside The Rain
X2 Stevie Nicks Stand Back
X3 Stevie Nicks Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
Y1 Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul Lying In A Bed Of Fire
Y2 Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul Under The Gun
Z1 Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul Angel Eyes
Z2 INXS To Look At You
Z3 INXS One Thing
AA1 INXS Old World New World
AA2 INXS Don't Change
BB1 The Pretenders Ohio
BB2 The Pretenders Message Of Love
BB3 The Pretenders Stop Your Sobbing
CC1 The Pretenders The Wait
CC2 The Pretenders Money
CC3 A Flock Of Seagulls Electric
CC4 A Flock Of Seagulls Traveler
DD1 A Flock Of Seagulls You Can’t Run
DD2 A Flock Of Seagulls I Ran
EE1 Judas Priest Riding The Wind
EE2 Judas Priest Breaking The Law
EE3 Judas Priest Diamonds And Rust
EE4 Judas Priest Victims Of Change
FF1 Judas Priest Living After Midnight
FF2 Judas Priest Green Manalishi
GG1 Judas Priest Another Thing Coming
GG2 Missing Persons Walking In L.A.
HHi Missing Persons What Are Words For
HH2 Scorpions No One Like You
II1 Scorpions The Zoo
II2 Scorpions Can't Get Enough
JJ1 Van Halen Runnin' With The Devil
JJ2 Van Halen Pretty Woman
JJ3 Van Halen You Really Got Me/Happy Trails/You Really Got Me


The US Festival, Memorial Day Weekend 1983, was probably the most important North American rock festival after Woodstock and Monterey. The first of two US Festivals was held a year earlier during the '82 Labor Day weekend. They were the brainchild and subsequent creation of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who wanted to put on an event that would spotlight both music and technology, and he backed his idea with the money to make it happen.

This program consists of 18 records, with a complete playing time of 12 hours. There are 36 actual "segments", with a segment being equivalent to one side of an LP. In addition to the live material listed, which contains 23 of the 26 acts that performed over the 3 days (The Clash, David Bowie and Los Lobos, who DID perform that weekend, do NOT appear here for whatever reasons), the program also includes interviews with many of the performers, stage announcements, narration and commentary by several radio announcers and radio commercials. This does NOT have the complete sets of any of the acts, with most being 4 or 5 songs, and a couple with 6 or 7 songs.

This Westwood One show was broadcast one year later during Memorial Day Weekend 1984. The set is (unfortunately) not in the same themed order that the weekend was... New Wave Day, Heavy Metal Day, and Rock Day... the show mixes them up. A 15 page cue sheet was originally sent out to radio stations with the LP's listing the various tracks, interviews, commercials, etc...


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August 2, 2015

The Triumph portion of this (along with the rest of their US Fest. set) was officially released by Triumph on VHS and DVD Triumph (2) - Live At The US Festival.

Judas Priest has also officially released their US Festival set on Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance.

The only other "official" release that I'm aware of is a small compilation DVD of the three Festival days, although quite a few "unofficial" videos and recordings of various bands' performances circulate.