Featuring the classic Quintet lineup and recorded live by Radio France, direct from Salle Pleyel in Paris on November 3, 1969. As the story goes, there were two sets that Radio France had recorded – the second set was broadcast but the first set wasn’t. The second set has made the rounds with collectors for years and the sound, mono and somewhat dull, was the best that was available of this pivotal concert. However, in recent years the first set has surfaced from the archives of Radio France and the sound is vastly improved, and in stereo.
This record is one of a string of mid-career recordings by Chicago natives Enuff Z'Nuff. Paraphernalia is arguably heavier in nature than many of their previous recordings. This album is also notable for its guest appearances from other famous Chicago area musicians, including Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, James Young of Styx, and Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, all featured on lead guitar for several of the album's tracks.
Peacock Palace war eine zeitweise recht erfolgreiche Pop-Band aus Berlin mit Wurzeln im Protest Folk eines Bob Dylan und der kalifornischen Flower Power Bewegung der späten sechziger Jahre des 20. Jahrhunderts…
'Paraphernalia' first appeared in 1996, after the 'Dead Mans Shoes' album the prior year. It is a mixed bag, primarily showcasing Steve Overland's vocals - played out in a rock/blues fashion, in the style of a young Paul Rodgers, or if one was to throw an American slant on it - a band like Tangier would be a good example. Apparently, most of these tracks are outtakes left over from the 'Dead Mans Shoes' period, but all in all, there are some jewels to be found among the laser etched grooves.