Parousia Performs ‘Church & State’ Show at Plant 6 – December 28, 1985

A more mature Parousia is featured in this set of photos from our Church and State theme show during the holiday week at the end of 1985.  We went to a lot of trouble creating a certain ambiance for this show in a club as small as the Plant 6 in Kenmore.  Bassist (and guitarist) Robert Stuart Lowden’s artistic proclivities were blossoming at this time, and we were happy to take advantage of that and use some of his ideas to provide a grander visual experience to our audience.

These are some of the best pictures of Bob, er, I mean Robert, in all of his artistic intensity.  Patt looks good too, but he always looks good, photogenic prodigy that he is.  Oddly, I am not having a bad hair day for a change either (hey, I deserve one good day).  And Gerry, what’s with that hat?  Oh yeah, this was our artsy-fartsy stage.  Damn the 80s – – guess that explains my perm, too…

As a bonus, check out the completely unrelated (or is it? Mwahaha-a-a) Buffalo News article at the bottom of this post…

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Plant 6 - 'Church & State' 12.28.1985

Patt Connolly – Plant 6 – ‘Church & State’ 12.28.1985

Patt Connolly - Vocals, Keyboards and Flute

Patt Connolly – Vocals, Keyboards and Flute

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Patt Connolly – Keyboards, Roland ‘Juno 6’ and a Casio.

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Patt Connolly – Flute

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Garth and Patt

Garth Huels and Patt Connolly

Garth Huels, Guitar and Vocals

Garth Huels, Guitar and Vocals

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Garth at Plant 6 - Parousia - Church and State

Robert and Patt

Robert Lowden and Patt Connolly

Robert Stuart Lowden - Bass, Vocals, Guitar

Robert Stuart Lowden – Bass, Vocals, Guitar

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Bob at Plant 6 - Parousia - Church and State Bob at Plant 6 - Parousia - Church and State

Gerry "North" Cannizzaro - Drums

Gerry “North” Cannizzaro – North Drums

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Gerry North and his North Drum kit

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Announcement in Second Story Magazine - Church & State' Dec. 11, 1985

Announcement in Second Story Magazine – Church & State’ Dec. 11, 1985

Flyer - Plant 6 - 'Church & State' 12.28.1985

Flyer – Plant 6 – ‘Church & State’ 12.28.1985

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George Orwell would be proud of this picture.

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Garth, Patt and Robert Demonstrate the Power of Church and State

Garth, Patt and Robert Demonstrate the Power of Church and State

Church & State Show - Plot Summary

Church & State Show – Plot Summary

Article written by Pamela Hudson - Rock Corrupting Youth. Buffalo Evening News 'Gusto' 12.30.1985Article written by Pamela Hudson – Rock Corrupting Youth. Buffalo Evening News ‘Gusto’ 12.30.1985

Buffalo Nightlife show review - photocopy -complete 03.24.86

Buffalo Nightlife Magazine – Parousia show review – published 03.24.86

 

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