August 12, 1975

Duffy's Tavern

Hamilton, ON

Setlist Included:

Here Among The Cats, Research (at Beach Resorts), Peaches en Regalia, Anna Leah, Blowing The Blues Away, Mash Moon In Hawaii, Marmalade Mama, Let Your Man Fly, Lady Let Me In, Only Your Nose Knows, Lip Service, Lily, Beyond The Moon, Toronto Tontos, Here Among The Cats, Summer's Up, Hangover, Coming Off The Moon, Hot Spots, Do You Or Don't You Want To Know, Howdy Doody Boogie

Details:

This is a venue the band often played in the early days. This setlist is of a show in July or August (likely in the August 12-15 range). Here Among The Cats was played twice.

As their way of requesting Toronto Tontos to be played, fans threw cigarettes at the band.

By this time, nearly the entire first album had been written (and recorded) and was being performed live, as well as plenty of material that would end up on later albums.

According to Paul Kersey, Lily was nearly a half hour long in the early days, no doubt inspired by progressive rock bands like Jethro Tull and Yes. Bit by bit many of the sections would be cut, eventually resulting in the seven and a half minute version heard on the album and at this show.

Lineup

Kim Mitchell - Vocals/Guitar
Mike Tilka - Bass
Paul Kersey - Drums
Terry Watkinson - Keyboards

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