Much better resolution!!!!!!!!!!
(on the asterisked clips)
taken from assorted live gigs.
ANNIVERSARY GIG, NOVEMBER 10, 2001
our first children's song done in concert.
youngster Nina Houts steals the show away from the band with her
Francisco": our first show tune, sepia-toned.
Lou": another "first" as the band swaps instruments and
Paula plays guitar! (Note: Ronnie Johnson on vocals does some
enticing whimpering on this great Bob Seger song.)
Is a Tramp": Sinatra' s version, dedicated to Paula's mother Beverly
Like the Wolf": on this foray into 80s pop, the band tries to
maintain its composure while Dina moans just like the record!
City": Janine Bocciardi and Terry Alvey trade "Hey"s.
B. Goode": part of the grand finale, with past members, guests, and
all kinds of riffraff joining us onstage.
Saw Her Standing There," the grand finale's encore, with the same
EARLY 2001 CLIPS
Old Man," 5/01. The band cuts loose with a kids' song
Bird" mimicked by a 2-year-old, 5/01. Ian goes nuts.
Train Running," 4/01. Didn't know we had it in us.
Boots Are Made for Walkin'," 4/01. Diana and Terry dressed up
as either go-go dancers or cavewomen, it's hard to tell which.
an American Band," 4/01. Okay, now they're dressed up like Wavy
Gravy in the 70's.
My Thumb," 4/01. After 10 years of begging in PC-town, Julie
Riffle gets her wish and we finally play this song. Watch Dina and Ronnie
hop up and down.
City," 4/01. Terry Alvey returns for a solo vocal.
Lobster," 4/01. Ronnie throws caution to the wind.
* "I Put a Spell on You,"
2/01. Diana at her absolute best. Swoon-worthy R&B.
Wanna Be Your Dog."
* "Gilligan's Island
2/01. Dina's scream at the end is unparalleled.
* "Get Ready,"
2/01. Short clip of the crowd saying it all.
2/01. Tracey Rolandeli surprises us by joining us onstage, and . . .
well . . . whew! see for yourself.
* "Purple Haze,"
2/01. Check out the band choreography on " 'Scuse me, while I
kiss the sky" at the end.
2/01. In black and white! Dina and Diana trade riffs.
"I Touch Myself,"
2/01. Diana seduces an audience member big-time. Rated XXX.
* "Travelin' Band"
Scream, 2/01. Once again, Dina screams.
Shook Me All Night Long."
Rehearsal at Paula's house,
2/01. I know you're all dying to see us practice.
AT&T PARK, JULY 8, 2004
JUNE 13, 2003
City." Julie Riffle does lead vocals and guitar!
"Chain of Fools."
Diana coaxes an audience member, Deanna, into singing onstage. And
Deanna does a great job!
Achievement." Guest bassist Jean duSablon looks really cool
against the stage backdrop.
BLACK DRESS" GIG, APRIL 6, 2002
and now for the
"Middle of the Road" section, in which you get to see the band's
little black dresses:
of the Road" #1. Diana in close-up.
of the Road" #2. Dina (guitar solo) and Ronnie in close-up.
Diana tugs on Dina's dress, for some reason.
of the Road" #3. Julie (harmonica solo) and Terry in close-up.
CLIPS FROM THE JULY 30,
The July 30 clips were recorded on a camera that was dying a slow
death. The video quality is raw and pixillated. (We like using
"pixillated," even though we don't use it correctly.)
But we fooled around with the exposure and the color and did the best we
could. Actually, the clips look like old film stock from the Cavern
Club or something.
Don't Run". The band's first instrumental.
Plus Diana's funny comment about attorneys.
The audience gets involved.
Ah, R&B -- Diana's forte.
Good old-fashioned rock and roll.
Paula Bocciardi goes nuts.
Shook Me All Night Long".
Three Tour Tour alumnae join the dance.
of a Preacher Man".
The sexy black dress.
and now for the
"Free Bird" section:
Bird" intro. Those delicious opening
slide guitar on "Free Bird".
Matches are lighted.
Bird" middle. The audience erupts.
Bird" solo. Julie's solo.
Diana in 1987. An incredible time-trip, when
Diana fronted a band in Maine and looked..well..very different.
Diana's seductive "neck move."
Short clip from the same 1987 gig.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Julie Riffle on the sticks.
dancers. Our all-time favorite dancing moment.
What I Like About You". Julie's harmonica solo, plus more favorite
Patootie". Paula makes a slight "drummer face," despite her
Dina's silly dancing. An old clip, from
when she was still a fan.