Full Show Audio: Spafford Debuts Diverse Group Of Covers In Phoenix

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Arizona quartet Spafford celebrated Halloween over the weekend like many of their jam scene brethren. On Saturday night the foursome played Last Exit Live in Phoenix, where they unveiled a diverse group of covers as part of their two-set performance.

Spafford came out of the gates with Ray Parker Jr.’s theme to the 1984 movie Ghostbusters. The band jammed on “Ghostbusters” for over 15 minutes before treating fans to extended takes on their own “Todd’s Tots” and “Ain’t That Wrong.” A lengthy debut cover of Green Day’s “Long View” came next and was followed by “Backdoor Funk.” Spafford brought the first set to a close with their first-ever cover of “Cantaloupe Island” by Herbie Hancock.

The quartet began the second set with Soft Cell’s ’80s one-hit wonder “Tainted Love.” Spafford then focused on originals over the remainder of the set including a slick “Galisteo Way” > “Dis Go In 5?” > “Galisteo Way” sequence before bringing the closing stanza to its conclusion with Todd Rundgren’s “Bang The Drum All Day.” Saxophonist Mike Cunningham joined the group for Rundgren’s 1983 hit. The evening ended with “Leave The Light On” and a “Ghostbusters” reprise. Listen to a crispy soundboard matrix recording below.

Full Show Audio (Taped by Grout)

Setlist

Set One: Ghostbusters(1) > Todd’s Tots, Ain’t That Wrong, Long View (2), Backdoor Funk, Cantaloupe Island(3*)

Set Two: Tainted Love(4), The Reprise > Salamander Song, America > Galisteo Way > Dis Go In 5? > Galisteo Way, Bang The Drum All Day (5*)

Encore: Leave The Light On > Ghostbusters

  • 1 – Ray Parker Jr. cover FTP
  • 2 – Green Day cover FTP
  • 3 – Herbie Hancock cover FTP
  • 4 – Soft Cell cover FTP
  • 5 – Todd Rundgren cover FTP
  • * – ft. Mike Cunningham(saxophone)

Tour Dates for
Spafford

  • Nov
    17
    2018
  • Dec
    30
    2018
  • Dec
    31
    2018
    • Tampa, FL 33602
    • United States
    Jan
    18
    2019
    • Tampa, FL 33602
    • United States
    Jan
    20
    2019
  • Mar
    14
    2019