October 29, 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


This setlist is of one of these four nights (but not the final night, as the setlist is taken from a recording where Kim says "we'll be here tomorrow" at the end of the gig). 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. Lip Service is particularly interesting during this era, as it sounds more like a disco song (Tilka dedicates it to Average White Band on this night).

According to Paul Kersey, Lily was nearly a half hour long when it was first written, 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.


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