It was a Friday night and I remember that when we got to the club we were surprised to see people waiting outside to see us. We did so well at the door it put us in the green $198 after all expenses were paid. We would save that for one of our “rainy days” (aka: a replacement driver for our P.A. horns that frequently blew-out on us at the most in-opportune time).
Our new Good vs. Evil ‘show-set’ caught the attention of the locals who frequent the live-band scene and suddenly people were interested in seeing what it was all about. It is best described as a medley of original and cover songs strung together to loosely conform to a single theme and story line.
We used fog, pyrotechnics and weird props on stage, like an eight foot crucifix with a giant bingo card across the arm that pulled down like a window shade; Barry dressed as an old-man in a hat, beard and cane, Patt in a straight-jacket spitting green-goo. Suddenly an explosion on stage and a brain is hurled into the audience! Sometimes we didn’t get it back. Fans would have us sign the brain for a souvenir.
We covered some interesting and obscure music in our show-set like, Blondie’s “I Know, But I Don’t Know” and “Second Coming / the Ballad of Dwight Frye” by Alice Cooper and “Hymn 43” by Jethro Tull. We added to the mix our own weird musical creations like “Myron” by Bob Lowden (a mini rock-opera all on its own), “Revelation” by Patt Connolly and “Lucifer’s Lament” by Garth Huels.
Following us on Saturday night at Frank’s was the band Two Hills. (Sorry about the mess guys). They performed original songs and covered music from artists such as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Loggins & Messina, Seals & Crofts. Not exactly a ‘party-music’ band but Two Hills was the band to see if you were out on a date and trying to get laid.