Broadway Joe’s – Valentine’s Day ‘Love, Lust and Wreckage’ show 02-14-86

This Valentine’s Day gig was sponsored by local smoke / gift / novelty shop “Starseed Enterprise”.  We gave away “free invisible sins” (as promised on the flyer).  Packaged and delivered it was dubbed the “Love, Lust & Wreckage” show.

Love, Lust & Wreckage at Broadway Joes - Flyer 02.14.1986

“Love, Lust & Wreckage” Valentine’s Day show at Broadway Joe’s – Flyer by Robert Lowden, 1986

Buffalo Evening News 'Gusto' ad clipping- Broadway Joes. Love, Lust & wreckage 02.14.86

Buffalo Evening News ‘Gusto’ ad clipping- Broadway Joe’s. ‘Love, Lust & Wreckage’ Valentine’s Day show 02.14.1986

Our manager Colin Hilborne booked this gig for us.  Back in November, Colin accompanied us into the studio and produced three out of four songs recorded at Mark Studios in Clarence NY.  Later, those songs were published in an E.P. titled, “Turnaround” and released on the Rock Dog Records label, Hollywood, CA.  Colin filled out the music by orchestrating the existing instruments and creating a pleasant mix.  Colin previously worked with Elton John and the Small Faces.

Manager Colin Hilborne Loading up for the Broadway Joe's Gig.Manager Colin Hilborne Loading up for the Broadway Joe’s Gig.

Colin Hilborne & friend loading & Packing for Broadway Joe's Gig.Colin Hilborne & friend loading & Packing for Broadway Joe’s Gig.

Setting up at Broadway Joe's

Setting up at Broadway Joe’s Valentine’s Day show

On this night, we used Colin’s sound engineer, John.  We called him “Crazy John” (not to be confused with John McGovern our preferred sound engineer).  ‘Crazy John’ said we blew out his horn during the performance, so we not only had to pay him to run the sound board, we had to pay him to replace his horn. Not good!  It was a bit hard for us to believe we were responsible for that since John was in control of the volume.

Love, Lust & Wreckage Show. 02.14.86 at Broadway Joe's - Garth

“Love, Lust & Wreckage” Valentine’s Day Show. 02.14.86 at Broadway Joe’s – Garth Huels

Love, Lust & Wreckage show. 02.14.86 at Broadway Joe's - Patt

“Love, Lust & Wreckage” Valentine’s Day show – 02.14.86 at Broadway Joe’s – Patt Connolly

Love, Lust & Wreckage show. 02.14.86 at Broadway Joe's - Bob

“Love, Lust & Wreckage” Valentine’s Day show. 02.14.86 at Broadway Joe’s – Robert Lowden

Love, Lust & Wreckage show. 02.14.86 at Broadway Joe's - Gerry

“Love, Lust & Wreckage” Valentine’s Day show. 02.14.86 at Broadway Joe’s – Gerry North Cannizzaro

Bill Simms part of the crew at Love, Lust & Wreckage

Bill Simms, part of the crew at the “Love, Lust & Wreckage” Valentine’s show at Broadway Joe’s

This was the last show that Patt would have to sing and play keyboards. Bill Simms was brought on board to play keys in late January and we started rehearsing with him right away but the Valentines Day gig at Joe’s was only a few weeks off and Bill wasn’t ready for prime-time.  BIll’s first Gig with the band would be in April, when we resumed our spring and summer shows at the Chamber.

Mark Sparacio and Anne Carncross at Broadway Joe's

Mark Sparacio and Anne Carncross at Broadway Joe’s

Visually, we included a slide show presentation by our projectionist, fan and friend, Mark Sparacio.

Love, Lust & Wreckage show. 02.14.86 at Broadway Joe's

Parousia presents the “Love, Lust & Wreckage” Valentine’s Day show. 02.14.86 at Broadway Joe’s

We crafted and played a special Valentine’s Day song on this night.  A rock version of “The Dating Game Theme”.  from the 1970’s.

Love, Lust & Wreckage show. 02.14.86 at Broadway Joe's

Patt Connolly – flute/vocals/keyboards – ‘Love, Lust & Wreckage’ show

Mark Sparacio (Slide Projectionist) & Anne Carncross

Valentine’s Day show with Mark Sparacio (Slide Projectionist) & Anne Carncross

Barry Cannizzaro & Friend

Barry Cannizzaro with friend

Kim Montesano (far right) & Friends

Friends and fans with Kim Montesano (far right)

Anne Carncross (left) & friends

Anne Carncross (left) & friends

Love, Lust & Wreckage at Broadway Joe's - Invite

Invite card to the “Love, Lust & Wreckage” Valentine’s Day show at Broadway Joe’s

Buffalo Nightlife show original review - (Part1) 03.24.86

Nightlife Magazine publishes music review of Parousia – (Part-1) April 24, 1986

Buffalo Nightlife show original review - (Part2) 03.24.86

Nightlife Magazine publishes music review of Parousia – (Part 2) April 24, 1986

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