Live Show: 7/26/96
Reviewed by: Chris O'Malley
Moxy Früvous appeared in Oswego, NY on Friday, July 26 for
Harbourfest. They performed in West Lnear Park at around 8:00pm,
on the River Stage. I attended this concert with my co-worker
Evan and his friend Phil. I would have to say that this is the
best Moxy show I've been too thus far; I met so many great people,
and just had the best time! The crowd was so energetic and
you could tell Früvous fans came from all around to see this
From the Official Harborfest Guide: The Toronto
four-piece alternative band Moxy Fruvous currently
tours in support of their recent release, "wood", a more mature follow-up
to their debut CD "Video Bargainville", a record that went platinum
in Canada and scored plenty of college-radio airplay in the United
States. While their previous radio songs like "King of Spain" were more
whimsical, the "wood" CD features a soulful mix of stirring vocals and
acoustic folky instrumentation punctuated by eminently hummable melodies,
singalong choruses, seasoned playing, and soaring group harmonies. Booking:
Richard Mills (416)598-0067 River Stage, July 26
I'd like to say hello to everyone I saw at the show, and all
the new friends I made, especially Laurie, Kevin (& his friend Jen),
and Marc Stress. Laurie and Kevin helped me out a lot with getting
pictures of the band, and autographs afterwards. Hope to see you
all again at many more Moxy moments!
The Früv Four are so good about staying around after the
show to talk, sign autographs, and meet their fans. I was able
to let them know about this web-site, and just generally hang out
and have a good time. I've put the autographs I received from this show (my B-album
CD liner) in the picture gallery, so check 'em out!!
For more information about Harbourfest,
Check out www.oswego.com
COST: Free. (Cool! :-)
For purposes of space, and since you can't see anything in a thumbnail
anyways :-), I'm not going to include thumbnails of the pics from shows...
I'd also like to apologize for the darkness of some of these, my camera
battery apparently died halfway through the show.
Click the description to get the pic:
The Music (songs in bold)
The Set (in order):
- A Capella intro tune plugging their $10 B-Album :-)
- BJ Don't Cry
- The words "bucket and a brush" were replaced with "hooka and a brush"
- It's Too Cold
- A boat in the harbour was making quite a bit of noise with it's engines,
and many jokes were made at its expense. :) (Evinrude, anyone?)
- The stage was on a barge which kept moving slightly, and Jean was afraid
he would fall while trying to stand and play the drums.
- Drunken Sailor
- I Love My Boss
- That crazy boat made even more noise at the pause during the end of the
song. Jean couldn't resist turning around and staring it down.
- After the song, the band focused their attention on a woman who was apparently
grooving very nicely to this song, and asked her to repeat her performance.
- Mike asked the people on balconies in a nearby hotel to dance during this
- Talked about how Canadians seem to be only good at Olympic events like
shooting. Apparently the army up there only has 7 members, but they're all
crack shots!! :-)
- The Greatest Man in America
- This time the words rang: "to love and praise Al Demotto. Pat Buchanan
is a nice man too."
- The talk turned to how English people are so thin 'cos they
can't afford food, and how Americans all love to pig out (at the Ponderosa
- A fan gave an "Australian Toothpick" to Jean.
- Learned that the banjo is a punk instrument in Canada. :-)
- God Save the Queen (country mix)
- Present Tense Tureen
- Johnny Saucep'n
- My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors
- Once again, "Pulp Fiction" instead of "short works of fiction".
- River Valley
- The Canadians apparently feel bad for the other countries at the
Olympics and have been just giving up their medals to other athletes.
- Darlington Darling
- Dave was introduced as "David Hyde Pierce" (sp?) during the solo.
- Jean waves to the passing boats.
- Video Bargainville
- King of Spain
- Green Eggs and Ham
- Love Potion #9 medley
- A conga line formed during this number.
- Dancing Queen
- Mike, donning a pair of sporty shades, was introduced as Lou.
- A Hootie song was mixed in here, anyone remember what it was?
- The Drinking Song
Some other little tidbits from the performance include:
- Contributions more than welcome here!! :)
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