McVan’s – Wednesday November 22nd 1978
This was Parousia’s first gig in a night club featuring the 7-piece ensemble format that launched the group into the flurry of writing, performing, recording and general notoriety that was to follow…
Gerry, Barry and Patt did play at McVan’s once previously, in what was supposed to be Parousia’s first gig there, but a last minute exodus of critical members turned it into a spontaneous musical experiment in which they billed themselves as Green Slime, performing an aggressive punk version of a Fleetwood Mac song, and an early rendition of the original I Like People (a “nice” song), among other things.
It was raw, unrehearsed chaos that fit right into the blooming punk rock scene that was growing in Buffalo at the time, and, I’m not saying they necessarily influenced anyone but, it’s not a big jump from Green Slime to Green Jello, the wacky punk influenced Buffalo band who had to “cease and desist” and change their name to Green Jelly. I’m not saying there’s any connection, just inferring and implying… Green Jello was great, by the way.
Patt Connolly Lead Vocals
Kim Watts – Lead Vocals, Harmonica & Percussion
Dave Maltbie – Wurlitzer Organ, Moog ‘ Sonic Six’ Synthesiser & Fender Rhodes Piano
Patt Connolly, Barry Cannizzaro & one-half of Kim Watts