Zero w/ John Cipollina....February 26, 1987 (First Show) (11:36 PM)
Lone Star Cafe, New York, N.Y., U.S.A.

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

Taper: bpthree
Taping Gear: Sony TC-1100T with Sony ECM-16 condenser microphone
Lineage: Maxell XL1 cassette> Teac A-550RX cassette playback> TASCAM CDRW-700> Trade CD-R> (wav) EAC (secure mode)> (flac) Trader's Little Helper level 6 (align on sector boundaries)
Quality: vg+
Length: 53:30 minutes
Artwork: none.
Samples: none.

Set List:

01. Baby Baby
02. Tangled Hangers
03. The Core
04. Rigor Mortis
05. Tear Tags Off Mattresses (Tape Flip)
06. Little Wing (Intro very slightly cut)
07. Audience

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.

This was unfortunately the last time I ever saw John Cipollina. He was a real nice guy,
and could talk your arm off! For some unknown reason, the show started more than an
hour late, and the first show was a bit short. I had taken a nice photo of the band from
the previous ZERO show I saw at the "Lone Star" (Torrent # 276373), and went up to
their dressing room on the third floor to get it autographed. Everybody was real nice,
gladly autographed it, and then I headed out to Penn Station to catch the 1:30 AM
train (the last one until 5:30 AM) back to New Jersey. Enjoy!


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