Live at the Venue ’81
KOKOMO – LIVE at the VENUE '81 by KOKOMOThis album was resurrected and cleaned up, essentially for the friends & fans of Kokomo, to coincide with a handful of dates the band played at the end of August, 2014.
The quality of the recording cannot possibly compare with today's modern cleanliness, but the spirit of the band certainly shines through, especially that of the late, great Alan Spenner on bass, who passed away in 1991.
Alan was a natural, a rough diamond, a funkateer, a great wit, a soul brother and of course, a wonderful musician, who just knew where to place those important notes. So, this album is also a tribute to Spen's memory.
Despite the hiss of the tape, the drop-outs, the erratic balance and the cock-ups, the surviving members of the band truly hope you enjoy the groove on this old recording.
Released August 13, 2014
Frank Collins – vocals
Paddie McHugh – vocals
Dyan Birch – vocals
Alan Spenner – bass & lead vocal
Jim Mullen – guitar
Mel Collins – sax
Glen Le Fleur – drums
Mackie Subero – congas
Tony O'Malley – piano & lead vocal
Edited by Tony O'Malley
Cleaned up by Chris Lewis
Recorded by John L Parkes (Zig) at The Venue, Victoria, London, 1981