Wednesday 15 February 2012

The Pinecones - Glanrafon Pub, Bangor 22nd January 1982

On the 22nd of January 1982, The Pinecones played what is often regarded to be the greatest live performance of their career. Indeed, at least one attendee cited it as the greatest Bangor gig ever! The gig took place at The Glanrafon pub (now The Old Glan), where the Gwynedd Union of Musicians put on weekly Friday night events at the time. Being a regular event, the facilities were in place to make recordings and many of the events there were captured for posterity, as is the case with this performance.

The support band were, rather incongruously, a trad jazz act whose identity is lost in the mists of time. They do briefly appear at the end of this recording, in a joint encore where both groups unite for a rendition of the old standard "When the Saints Go Marching In". Happily, fate smiled upon us that day and the tape ran out after a mercifully short 43 seconds of that unique event.

The Pinecones - Glanrafon Pub, Bangor
22nd January 1982

Maeyc Hewitt - drums
Alan Holmes - guitar/bass/vocals
Maria Hycz - vocals/bass/guitar
Gary Stubbs - bass/guitar/xylophone

1 Forward 4:10

2 Red Dress 5:07
3 Can you Show Me? 4:52
4 On My Mind 5:12
5 Break 3:10
6 Friday 6:34
7 Calling 7:35
8 Whys 8:46
9 When The Saints Go Marching In (excerpt) 0:43

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