Here are several cover songs recorded live from when Parousia played at the Plant 6, located at 3020 Delaware Avenue in Kenmore, NY. The club was like a second home for our group and we played there many times between August 1980 and March 1982. We found it to be a much nicer club than the Plant 6 on Niagara Street – – bigger, cleaner with a more upscale clientele.
Friday 08/15/80 & Saturday 08/16/80 – First weekend gig at Plant 6 on Delaware Avenue in Kenmore featuring the full 7 piece rock show Parousia.
Saturday 02/28/81 – “Our Triumphant return!” Excellent crowd. Tons of people. We were on the radio locally and that really helped promote the show.
Friday 09/04/81 & Saturday 09/05/81- Singer Kim Watts had left Parousia at the end of May 1981, so by now Parousia was a 6 piece band. We posted some pictures from the Saturday show and it was recorded live on location. Some surviving songs from that recording include:
- “All Day & All of the Night”
- “Hocus Pocus”
- “Locomotive Breath”
- “A Day in the Life”
- “Toronto Tontos”
- “Hymn 41”
- “Ridin’ the Storm Out”
- “Start Me Up”
- “Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’”
- “Subway Terror”
Other Parousia shows at the Plant 6 include:
Friday 10/09/81 & Saturday 10/10/81 – Parousia returns for another weekend of rocking Kenmore NY.
Saturday 11/28/81 – Saturday after Thanksgiving, an evening with the ‘soothing sounds’ of Parousia.
Friday 03/05/82 & Saturday 03/06/82 – One last weekend for the 6 piece Parousia, playing everyone’s favorite covers and mixing in a few original songs too.
After a one year break-up in 1982, Parousia reformed as a four piece band to write and perform all original music (no cover tunes allowed) and played three more times at the Plant 6 in 1985. Each performance was a uniquely crafted show with it’s own individual theme starting with ‘Art & Science’ in September and then ‘Time & Space‘ in November and finally ‘Church & State‘ in December. Each of these three shows has it’s own dedicated page on this site with lots of pictures.