Parousia At The Music Machine, Santa Monica CA, August 1st, 1989

 

Parousia 1989: Patt Connolly, Gerry Cannizzaro, Marty Leggett, Robert Lowden 

Parousia 1989: Patt Connolly, Gerry Cannizzaro, Marty Leggett, Robert Lowden

Here is a recording of Parousia’s rock ballad “Mary’s Gone”, performed live at The Music Machine, an amazing little gem of a club located on 12220 Pico Blvd. West Los Angeles, CA.

The Music Machine wasn’t part of the Sunset Strip glam scene and therefore not as closely linked to fashion and trends. This club actually focused on the music.

Former location for Music Machine 12220 Pico Blvd. West Los Angeles, CA.

Former location for Music Machine 12220 Pico Blvd. West Los Angeles, CA.

We were honored to play here and be a part of its history.

We managed to salvage one of our best songs from this show, “Mary’s Gone”, (written by Robert Lowden), a true story and a moving and dynamic piece about a man’s grief over the death of his loved one.  Featuring Patt Connolly on vocals, Robert Stuart Lowden on guitar, Marty Leggett on Keyboards and Gerry North Cannizzaro on drums.  This recording is live, straight off the sound board.

Like most L.A. music venues, the club provides sound, lights and the engineers to run them (for a price of course).  The sound engineer at the Music Machine was one of the best. She listened attentively to the songs and tweaked the levels to perfection.  Overall, we did a good show at the Music Machine with the  dancers “Untamed” performing to our music on the dance floor in front of the stage.

Music Machine Ticket – Parousia Aug 1, 1989

Music Machine Ticket – Parousia Aug 1, 1989

Parousia shared a stage with many great rock bands at the Music Machine. Here are just a few:

1) Dream Syndicate – Oct 4th 1982

http://traders.stevewynn.net/tape/5492

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2) The Cult – Wednesday August 1st 1984

https:[email protected]/16763511881/

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3) The Divine Horsemen – January 9th 1985

http://noiseaddiction2.blogspot.com/2012/09/divine-horsemen-music-machine-santa.html

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4) John Cale – Saturday, October 28th, 1986

https:[email protected]/15787209205/

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5) Gun’s & Roses – Friday, December 20th 1985 & Tuesday, March 11th 1986

http://www.last.fm/event/882016+Guns+N%27+Roses+at+Music+Machine+on+11+March+1986

Guns & roses at the Music Machine 1985

 

6) Parousia – August 1st, 1989

http://www.parousiabuff.com/shows/parousia-at-the-music-machine-santa-monica-ca-august-1st-1989

 

4 comments for “Parousia At The Music Machine, Santa Monica CA, August 1st, 1989

  1. Ron Globe
    August 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    I like the setup for that pic, nice!

  2. Tim Miller
    August 26, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Gerry, can you come to work rocking that look? Great photo!

  3. Kathleen Taylor
    August 26, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Great hair, Gerry.

  4. Patt Connolly
    August 26, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I liked my hair!

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