Saturday In The Park

In July of 1987 SCW was invited to play a show in a park back in Waterloo, Ontario where SCW started out from. The city fathers wouldn’t allow SCW to perform as Sucking Chest Wound so the band temporarily changed their name back to Sweet Children of the West, which had been used previously.

The lineup for the show consisted of legendary Waterloo SCW tribute band Some Cliches Wither, followed by SCW, and finishing with Abstress – the organizers of the show.

This performance marked SCW’s final gig as a free inprovisation ensemble. After this show SCW saw the light and was reborn – at least for live shows – as a disco-funk band.

On the way to the show the band stopped by the local St. Vincent de Paul charity shop to buy their stage outfits. Check it out…

Here’s a gallery of photos from the show by Cathie Whittaker

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SCW’s cover version of a fabulous Arthur Jones composition called Sad Eyes