Here are twelve exciting video clips of the band Parousia from their performance at Bogart’s in Long Beach CA. June 18, 1989. This was Parousia’s eighth performance with keyboardist Marty Leggett (from Reno Nevada) who joined the band in December, 1988.[huge_it_videogallery id=”6″]
The Bogart’s gig on June 18th, 1989 featured Parousia in a professional three-camera shoot for broadcast on the “Hollywood Showcase“, a cable TV program featuring up-and-coming musical talent from Southern California. Hosted by Ron Brady (aka: Pop Rock, “the big daddy of rock’n roll”) the TV show ran in the 1980’s on Orange County’s own KSCI channel 18. In this extraordinary video, Parousia’s bold backdrops, sculptures and stage presence makes for a visually as well as aurally fascinating experience for viewers. Here’s a slide show compilation from our live video broadcast:
This special event features the band with the dancers “Untamed” performing their choreographed moves in front of the stage. [Dancers: Claudine Regian (from Buffalo), Susan Castang (from North Hollywood) and Janice (who’s last name no one seems to remember unfortunately)].
Parousia was riding a wave of West Coast promotion… Besides this live video broadcast at Bogart’s, five days earlier, local classic rock radio giant KLOS (95.5 FM) played “Place Your Bets and “Turnaround” on their “Local Licks” program. KLOS is the biggest classic rock radio station in the area with an enormous audience.
Parousia performed at Bogart’s concert club three times in total; twice in 1989 and then once in 1990. Bogart’s eventually closed in 1993, ending its six-year run as the hub of the grass-roots music scene for Long Beach and Orange County. It was one of the few clubs in Orange County that featured both national acts and cool alternative bands from all over Southern California.
Many amazing bands and musicians played at Bogart’s including Nirvana, Ginger Baker, Adrian Blew, Nick Cave, Crazy Horse, Devo, Robert Fripp, Guns N’ Roses, Ian Hunter, Hot Tuna, Jellyfish, Janis Ian, the Knack, Lemonheads, L.A. Guns, Timothy Leary, Missing Persons, Dave Mason, Ray Manzarek, Donovan, Meat Puppets, Graham Parker, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Leon Russell, the Smithereens, Andy Summers, Paul Stanley, Al Stewart, Thelonious Monster, Robin Trower, the Vandals, Wendy O’ Williams, Hunter S. Thompson, Faith No More, Johnny & Edgar Winter, Wishbone Ash, John Waters and Wall of Voodoo.
One of the great 90’s bands passing through its hallowed halls (besides PAROUSIA of course) was Nirvana, on February 16, 1990. Here is video from that show: