Parousia’s September 14th show was our fifth go-around at Melanie’s Pub.
The band was on a heavy gigging schedule. Even though this was technically “the end of summer” things weren’t slowing down.
We had just played Friday, September 12 at Frank’s Casa Nova on Bailey Ave. This coming Thursday, September 18 we were performing at a new club called Knickerbockers on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga and we were still drawing a good audience on a Sunday night at Melanie’s.
Music fans wanted to see us perform our “Good vs. Evil show-set” which brought into reality a unique compilation of original and cover material adding costumes, props and special effects.
The show featured Parousia’s original songs, like “Cotton Holiday” and “Lucifer’s Lament” as well as cover songs by Alice Cooper (“Second Coming” and “The Ballad of Dwight Fry”), Jethro Tull (“Locomotive Breath”, “Cross Eyed Mary”, “Hymn 43”), Kansas, (“The Portrait”) and Blondie (“One Way Or Another” and “I Know But I Don’t Know”).
About a month earlier we had new band photos taken at Forest Lawn Cemetery. We needed new pics to include keyboardist Eric Scheda who recently replaced David Maltbie. The band shots were taken by Marsha Falkowski, wife of Rick Falkowski, our manager at Backstage Productions. It turned out better than we had imagined. We finally had an image that fit our music!