Thank god for saving random VHS tapes. I’ve had this one sitting around for years that had a short recording of Franklin playing on Rodman Street in Philadelphia and fortunately, I stumbled across it. This video must have been shot in 1995 and features Roy “the Binnion” on bass guitar which is pretty awesome.
This show was at a fella named, “Pappy’s” house and the show was with True High Fidelity, Franklin and Frail. Sadly, in 1995, mini-VHS tapes only had about 20 minutes of recording time available on them so whoever shot this video only captured Franklin.
True High Fidelity had played before Franklin (Greg’s using Tim-Bear’s drums), but after we played the police showed up. Sadly, Frail never played. The best part of this video is Pappy trying to encourage everyone who was hanging outside the show to come into the house and down into the basement. His logic was that this would allow him to refuse police entry into his home and allow the show to continue.
As you can imagine, that logic did not work. Nonetheless, it’s a nice bit of video.
There’s a sweet Don “I-have-too-much-saliva-in-my-mouth” Devore cameo as well!
Songs in this clips are 2 Billion AM, Sliding, Super Esperanto
Songs in this video are Bookmark, Decatur and Pagefinder.
P.S. – Extra points if you know who the band is playing at the end of the second vid at the church.