The Corona Couch Concerts

Elliott Murphy - Corona Couch Concerts

France went into lockdown on March 17th to combat the COVID-19 virus. Everyone in the country was restricted to their homes except for a few essential outings like going to the grocery store or the doctor. “Leisurely” time outside was limited to one hour per day and no one could venture more than 1 kilometer from their homes. A few days later, on March 20th, Elliott began his “Corona Couch Concerts.” Each night, just after 20h00 Elliott played a few songs (usually 3 or 4, sometimes 5) and broadcasted them live to the world via Facebook and Instagram.

After 52 days of “Corona Couch Concerts” the lockdown ended on May 11th. Two “encore” shows followed on May 15th and May 16th. Below you will find the complete record of every song Elliott played during these virtual shows.

Much thanks to Patrick Dupon the “official” Corona Couch Concerts archivist for keeping track of everything. Here’s a Spotify playlist put together by Patrick for (almost) every single song played. 

March 20 – Day 1:
“Put It Down” from Rainy Season

March 21 – Day 2:
“Caught Short In the Long Run” from Just A Story From America
“Selling The Gold” from Selling The Gold
“Hold Down” a Tom Waits cover

March 22 – Day 3:
“Lookin’ For A Hero” from Night Lights
“Diamonds by The Yard” from Night Lights
“A Touch of Kindness” from Coming Home Again

March 23 – Day 4:
“Deco Dance” from Night Lights
“Running Around” from Milwaukee
“You Got It Made from Murph The Surf
“You Never Know What You’re In For” from Night Lights

March 24 – Day 5:
“Rich Girls” from Just A Story From America
“Saving Time” from Party Girls/Broken Poets
“A Little Push” from Soul Surfing
“Isadora’s Dancers” from Night Lights

March 25 – Day 6:
“Let Go” from Just A Story From America
“Pneumonia Alley” from Notes From The Underground
“Summer House” from Just A Story From America
“Last of the Rock Stars” from Aquashow

March 26 – Day 7:
“Somebodies Anniversary” from Beauregard
“Small Room” from Beauregard
“Buddy & Peggy Sue” from Selling The Gold
“How’s The Family” from Aquashow

March 27 – Day 8:
“Green River” from Strings Of The Storm
“Navy Blue” from La Terre Commune
“On Romeo Street” from Rainy Season
“Anastasia” from Just A Story From America

March 28 – Day 9:
“I Wish I Was Picasso” from Rainy Season
“Theme For A Broken Poet” unreleased
“Home Again” from Coming Home Again
“Never Say Never” from Never Say Never

March 29 – Day 10:
“Visions of the Night” from Lost Generation
“Last Call” from Party Girls/Broken Poets
“Something Like Steve McQueen” from 12
“Time Flies” From New York/Paris

March 30 – Day 11:
“Hollywood” from Lost Generation
“Dusty Roses” from Murph The Surf
“The Valley Below” from Notes From The Underground
“Just A Story From America” from Just A Story From America

March 31 – Day 12:
“Hometown” from Aquashow
“Sicily” from 12
“Ophelia” from Notes From The Underground
“All The Way From Tokyo” from 12
“The Fall of Saïgon” from Murph The Surf

April 1 – Day 13:
“Even Steven” from It Takes A Worried Man
“Everybody Knows (Niagara Falls)” from Milwaukee
“My Father’s House” from Never Say Never
“Rio Grande Revisited” from If Poet’s Were King

April 2 – Day 14:
“It’s Up To You” from Après Le Déluge
“And General Robert E. Lee” from Notes From The Underground
“Graveyard Scrapebook” from Aquashow
“The Red Lights” from Strings Of The Storm

April 3 – Day 15:
“Everything I Do (Leads Me Back To You)” from Selling The Gold
“Tell me” from Soul Surfing
“Never As Old As You” from Night Lights
“On Elvis Presley’s Birthday” from 12

April 4 – Day 16:
“Talking About America” from Affairs
“O Wyoming” from Beauregard
“A Whole New World” from Selling The Gold
“If Poets Were King” from If Poets Were King

April 5 – Day 17:
“You’re Gonna Chase Love Away (Max’s Kansas City)” from 12
“The Land That Time Forgot” from Intime
“Rock Ballad” from Just A Story From America
“Drive All Night” from Just A Story From America

April 6 – Day 18:
“Like A Great Gatsby” from Aquashow
“Is Fellini Really Dead ?” from Selling The Gold
“Well Intentioned Pedestrians” from Beauregard
“The Loser” from 12
“Destiny” from 12

April 7 – Day 19:
“Cool Panic” from Affairs
“Chelsea Boots” from Prodigal Son
“History” from Lost Generation
“Lost Generation” from Lost Generation

April 8 – Day 20:
“Think Too Hard” from Just A Story From America
“The Beginning and the End” from Murphy Gets Muddy
“Take Your Love Away” from Selling The Gold
“Sonny” from Beauregard
“Hello In There” a John Prine cover

April 9 – Day 21:
“Party Girls & Broken Poets” from Party Girls/Broken Poets
“Hard Core” from Beauregard
“Sweet Honky Tonk” from Intime
“Take That Devil Out Of Me” from Elliott Murphy
“White Middle Class Blues” from Aquashow

April 10 – Day 22:
“Poise n’ Grace” from Aquashow
“Hangin’ Out” from Aquashow
“Let It Rain” from 12
“Blind Willie McTell” a Bob Dylan cover

April 11 – Day 23:
“The Last Star Of The Night” from Strings Of The Storm
“Many Can Read (Few Can Reason)” from Change Will Come
“It’s A Long Way Home… Benjamin” from Soul Surfing: The Next Wave
“Stolen Car” a Bruce Springsteen cover

April 12 – Day 24:
“Making Friends With The Dead” from Coming Home Again
“Scandinavian Nights” from Notes From The Underground
“Forty Days & Forty Nights” from Coming Home Again
“Jesus” from Ricochet
“Wild Horses” a Rolling Stones cover

April 13 – Day 25:
“Let Me In” from Prodigal Son
“Change Will Come” from Change Will Come
“Fix Me A Coffee” from Soul Surfing
“Been Up These Stairs Before” from April: A Live Album

April 14 – Day 26:
“The Malady and the Medicine” from 12
“Temple Bar” from Strings Of The Storm
“Darlin’ (And She Called Me)” from Just A Story From America
“Drive All Night” from Just A Story From America

April 15 – Day 27:
“Sacrifice” from 12
“Eternal Highway” from It Takes A Worried Man
“Euro Tour” from Affairs
“Better Days” a Bruce Springsteen cover

April 16 – Day 28:
“You Don’t Need To Be More Then Yourself” from Elliott Murphy
“The Day After You” from Elliott Murphy
“Come On Louann” from Soul Surfing
“Don’t Go Away” from Aquashow

April 17 – Day 29:
“Bullet” from Rainy Season
“I Am Empty” from It Takes A Worried Man
“The Poet And The Priest” from Strings of The Storm
“I Want To Talk To You” La Terre Commune

April 18 – Day 30:
“Benedict’s Blues” from Intime
“Irish Eyes” from Soul Surfing
“Angel Dream a Tom Petty cover
“Far Side Of Paradise” from Ricochet
“How’s The Family” from Aquashow

April 19 – Day 31:
“Three Complete American Novels” from Party Girls/Broken Poets
“Crepuscule” from Notes From The Underground
“Texas” from Milwaukee
“Going Through Something (Don’t Know What It Is)” from Milwaukee

April 20 – “Day 32:
“The Best Kiss” from Strings Of The Storm
“Doctor Calabash” from Party Girls/Broken Poets
“The Streets Of New York” from Party Girls/Broken Poets
“Ground Zero” from Strings Of The Storm

April 21 – Day 33:
“The Eyes Of The Children Of Maria” from Change Will Come
“What The Fuck Is Going On” from Ricochet
“Continental Kinda Girl” from Murph The Surf
“Madalyn” from Après Le Déluge
“Sweet Jane” a Velvet Underground cover

April 22 – Day 34:
“Mick’s Dream” from Strings Of The Storm
“From Room 102” from Strings Of The Storm
“Heroes” a David Bowie cover
“Rock ‘n Roll ‘n Rock ‘n Roll” from Elliott Murphy

April 23 – Day 35 :
“On The Wings Of Icarus” from If Poets Were King
“Lookin’ Back” from Lost Generation
“Abraham Lincoln Continental” from Night Lights
“Sad Eyes” a Bruce Springsteen cover
“Love To America” from Selling The Gold

April 24 – Day 36 :
“You’ll Come Back To Me” from Prodigal Son
“La Belle Dame Sans Merci” from Strings Of The Storm
“St. Elmo’s Motel” from Beauregard
“A Touch Of Mercy” from Lost Generation

April 25 – Day 37 :
“You Can’t Go Home” from Beauregard
“Big Umbrella” from La Terre Commune
“Johnny Boy Gone” from Coming Home Again
“Dharma” from Ricochet
“Off The Shelf” from Murph The Surf

April 26 – Day 38 :
“Thirty Was A Long Time Ago” from Rainy Season
“The Day After Valentine’s Day” from Rainy Season
“With This Ring” from Elliott Murphy
“It Feels Like” from Après Le Déluge
“Sunday Morning” a Velvet Underground cover

April 27 – Day 39:
“Rain, Rain, Rain” from Elliott Murphy
“Fan Mail” from Après Le Déluge
“Look Around You” from Strings Of The Storm
“Everyday” a Buddy Holly cover

April 28 – Day 40:
“Don’t Worry, I’m A Great Driver” from Gramercy Park – Vintage Series, Demos, Live And Otherwise Vol. 5
“Last Train to Memphis” from Beauregard
“Manhattan Rock” from Lost Generation
“Losing It” from Coming Home Again
“Norwegian Wood” a Beatles cover 

April 29 – Day 41:
“Fool For Love” from Rainy Season
“Poise N’ Pen” from Aquashow 
“Canaries In The Mind” Coming Home Again
“Cortez the Killer” a Neil Young cover

April 30 – Day 42:
“Calling on Cathleen” from Murph The Surf
“Big Sky” from Strings Of The Storm
“Alone In My Chair” from Prodigal Son
“Lost And Lonely” from Notes From The Underground
“Diamonds In The Mine” a Leonard Cohen cover

May 1 – Day 43:
“Doctor Of Mercy” from Soul Surfing
“Gone, Gone, Gone” from Elliott Murphy
“Open City” from Murphy Gets Muddy
“House Of The Rising Sun” – Traditional

May 2 – Day 44:
“Karen Where Are You Going” from Prodigal Son
“Lady Stilletto” from Night Lights
“American Stories Pt .2” from Ricochet
“Brown Eyed Girl” – a Van Morrison cover

May 3 – Day 45:
“Worried Man Blues” from It Takes A Worried Man
“Cutting The Cake” from Strings Of The Storm
“Reflections On The Fog” from Après le Déluge
“Wit’s End” from Prodigal Son
“All Along The Watchtower” a Bob Dylan cover

May 4 – Day 46:
“Black Crow” from Soul Surfing
“Garden City” from Murph The Surf
“Like A Rolling Stone” a Bob Dylan cover
“Chain Of Pain” from Change Will Come

May 5 – Day 47:
“Veronique (The Actress)” from Affairs
“Marylin” from Aquashow
“Winners, Losers, Beggars, Choosers” from Party Girls / Broken Poets
“The Prodigal Son” from Prodigal Son

May 6 – Day 48:
“Anastasia” from Just A Story From America
“The Epicenter” from 12
“Greetings From Sydney” from 12
“Jet-Lag” from Strings Of The Storm
“Blues Responsibility” from Party Girls / Broken Poets

May 7 – Day 49:
“All These Days” from Beauregard
“New World Order” from Rainy Season
“When You Ride” from Lost Generation
“Dragon” from Soul Surfing
“Let’s Spend The Night Together” a Rolling Stones cover

May 8 – Day 50:
“Not Enough Time” from Coming Home Again
“A Mountain of Love” from Strings of The Storm
“Theme Song” from Change Will Come
“Hey Little Sister” from Prodigal Son
“Back in New York” from the Norwegian version of Coming Home Again

May 9 – First Set – Day 51:
“Long Tall Sally” a Little Richard cover
“Terraplane Blues” a Robert Johnson cover
“Real Time” from Selling The Gold
“Made In Freud” from Beauregard

May 9 – Second Set – Day 51:
“Long Tall Sally” a Little Richard cover
“Terraplane Blues” a Robert Johnson cover
“Drive All Night” from Just A Story From America
“Maryann’s Garage Sale” from Coming Home Again
“Real Time” from Selling The Gold

May 10 – Day 52:
“Razzmatazz” from Notes From The Underground
“Train Kept Rolling” from Elliott Murphy
“Murphyland” from It Takes A Worried Man
“Absalom, Davy & Jackie O” from Prodigal Son
“Last of the Rock Stars” from Aquashow

May 15 – Encore One:
“Bittersweet” from Lost Generation
“Bilbao Bo Diddley” from Soul Surfing: The Next Wave
“Immigration Across The Nation” from Rainy Season (Spanish Version)
“Moan” from Strings Of The Storm
“Crying Creatures Of The Universe” from Notes From The Underground

May 16 – Encore Two:
“Put It Down” from Rainy Season
“I Want To Talk To You” La Terre Commune
“Just A Story From America” from Just A Story From America