Ian Hunter .... September 16, 1981 (First Show)(9PM)
The Bayou, Washington, DC, USA

Ian Hunter - lead vocals & guitar
Tommy Mandel - keyboards
Mark Clarke - bass
Robbie Alter - guitar
Mark Kaufman - drums

Taper: bpthree
Taping Gear: Sony TC-1100T with Sony ECM-16 condenser microphone
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Quality: vg/vg+
Length: 90:06 minutes
Artwork: none.
Samples: none.

Set List:

Disc One (Time: 43:08m):
01. Once Bitten Twice Shy
02. Gun Control
03. Central Park N' West
04. I Need Your Love w/ Honky Tonk Women
05. Is Your Love In Vain? (Dylan cover)
06. All The Way From Memphis
07. Lisa Like Rock N' Roll
08. Violence

Disc Two (Time: 46:58m):
01. Standing In My Light (Intro slightly cut)
02. Bastard
03. Noises
04. Just Another Night
05. Introductions/ Cleveland Rocks
06. All The Young Dudes/ Roll Away The Stone/ Ships Medley

Taper's Comments:

1 - HELP!! If you have any uncirculated SPIRIT shows, or better quality FM
broadcasts than what's been posted here before, please share them. If you
know anybody who has shows that fit this category that aren't on DIME, please
dub off their stuff and share it. I'm trying to write a book on SPIRIT and need
all the information I can get. I have a database of over 1500 gigs 1967-1996, and
want to find as much information as I can to add to it. If you have any memories
of where you saw SPIRIT, the more specific the better (venue, city, date, supporting
bands, etc.), I'd love to know that as well. Please leave that in the comments
section or PM me. Thank you!

2 - Show description & comments follow:

"The Bayou" was a legendary club in the Georgetown section of Washington, DC,
located by the Potomac River, under an overhead section of the Whitehurst
Freeway. It lasted into the 21st Century, but it was closed because the property
was worth more as office space than a nightclub. What a loss. Many famous acts
played here on their way up or down, such as U2, SRV, Dire Straits, The Pretenders,

One of my most memorable concerts was seeing MOTT THE HOOPLE and AEROSMITH
at D.A.R. Constitution Hall, in Washington, DC on May 15, 1974. It was before I began
taping, and I sure wish I had a tape of that! What a show! Anyway, it was good to see
Ian again, and unfortunately, it was the only time I saw him as a solo act. He was touring
supporting "Short Back N' Sides". Unfortunately, Mick Ronson was no longer with him, as
that would have been a double treat. Poor Robbie Alter took lots of abuse in the press,
but he was certainly a decent guitarist. It's just damn near impossible to replace a legend!
A very enjoyable show, with decent sound. Enjoy!


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Prepared by Jeff James (roryglzep@aol.com)

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