Zero w/ John Cipollina .... December 3, 1986 (First Show; 10:39 PM)
Lone Star Cafe, New York, N.Y., U.S.A.

John Cipollina - guitar
Steve Kimock - guitar
Greg Anton - drums
Bobby Vega - bass
Banana - keyboards & vocals
Anna Rizzo - vocals
Martin Fierro - saxophone
Hadi Al-Saddon - trumpet

Taper: bpthree
Taping Gear: Sony TC-1100T with Sony ECM-16 condenser microphone
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Quality: vg/vg+
Length: 62:15 minutes
Artwork: none.
Samples: none.

Set List:

01. Tuning
02. ????
03. ????
04. The Core
05. Rigor Mortis
06. Chain Of Fools
07. Tear Tags Off Mattresses>
08. Little Wing

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 "Lone Star Cafe" and "The Bottom Line" were my two fave venues in New York City,
and about the only two where I could see a show early enough to be able to make the
last train home to New Jersey. The "Lone Star" was in an old row home. Very narrow
and deep. The stage was more in the front of the place, across from the bar against
the wall, and in a lot of the club, the sightlines were poor. I always booked a seat early
in the balcony, looking straight down on the stage. The "Lone Star" had a real relaxed
atmosphere, and the staff were nice folks, at least to me.

The was the first time I saw ZERO, which was least favorite of the three different bands
I saw that had John Cipollina in them. Still, they were certainly more than just decent.
I thought the vocal levels could have been better, but that would be my only complaint
about the sound. Unfortunately, I was only to see John one more time after this on
their return trip to the "Lone Star" in late February 1987. He was a real nice guy, and
could talk your arm off! If anybody can help with the set list, please post that in the
comments section. Enjoy!


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