Saturday August 8th, (a prime spot in the hierarchy of gigs) on a hot and humid summer night’ at McVan’s. Joe T Rose “guaranteed” (Ha!) to pay the band $100.00 to open for a group named, ‘Video’ (formerly known as Rasputin, a Kiss tribute band) but at the end of the night, we got $85.00 only… Hurrumph, same ol’ McVans!
Notice the Gusto advertisement, ‘Electroman’ with Mark Freeland is featured on August 8th, Friday night.
Appearing on the same bill as Electroman was the new wave/punk band, “the Factor” featuring guitarist and vocalist Jim Couch, a good friend of Parousia. Other members of ‘the Factor’ include Jimbo Freeland, Scott Davison, Bob Weider and Roy Stayley. I worked with Jim Couch for many years at “Tops Friendly Markets” (Tops #207) on Kenmore Avenue near Elmwood. In the mid 80’s.
Playing on the same bill along with The Factor and Electroman were local recording artists, The Third Floor Strangers.