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These clips were recorded live on a -- no kidding -- $19 boombox from Costco
with a "microphone" that's merely a slit the size of a paper
cut. The sound quality is pretty bad, but we fooled around with the tone and the bitrates and
did the best we could.
ADVISORY: Our video and sound clips are suddenly taking a long time
to load. You can either wait a minute and a half for the
clip to load (it will look like it's hanging on "Connecting"), or
forget about it!
JUNE 13, 2003
City". Julie Riffle(!) on lead vocals and guitar.
Boi". Finally -- Three Hour Tour gets into this millennium.
Off of My Cloud".
APRIL 22, 2001
Will Survive". With guest
pianist Pam Hofsass.
Lobster". Yes, we're making all those fish sounds
an American Band". We're
coming to your town...
Woman". With guest vocalist Terry Alvey.
from 'Gilligan's Island' ". Dina's perfect scream -- I
mean, high note.
City". Terry Alvey
does the solo vocal.
of the Road"
Saw Her Standing There".
With guest vocalist Terry Alvey.
Drum duet with Julie Riffle and Paula Bocciardi.
FEBRUARY 11, 2001
THE OCTOBER 29 HALLOWEEN "EVENT," 2000
Francisco". A few timing
problems, but our hearts were sure there.
Put a Spell on You".
My Thumb". Deliciously politically incorrect.
JULY 30, 2000
Ready". Diana's piece de
Theme". We just can't stay
away from those old TV shows.
Blues". With Ronnie's cool
bass goin' on.
Don't Run". The band's
likes to be alone when . . . ." Diana's famous
introduction of Paula.
Haze". Dina's influence, of
of a Preacher Man"
Shook Me All Night Long"
for the "Free Bird" section:
Bird 1". Beginning of
instrumental part. Dina and Julie go nuts.
Bird 2". More of the
instrumental part. Audience goes nuts.
Bird 3". Even
more. Audience goes nuts.
Bird 4". The big
WORST OF THREE HOUR TOUR
And now for a great treat: Paula
Bocciardi has kindly allowed us to post some soundclips from the very first edition of
Three Hour Tour, dating back to October 1991. In fact, the band was not called Three
Hour Tour then; someone suggested that they call themselves "The Dangling
Participles," but that was soundly rejected. In retrospect, it somewhat fits.
[The "band" obviously did not gig then -- they just assembled in M.L.
Bement's garage and created cacophony.] Anyway, Paula is the only member of
that ragtag group still with Three Hour Tour, so the only person standing to be greatly
humiliated is her. These clips showcase how very, very bad her drumming was in those
early days -- how truly, hideously, double-the-nearest-competitor HORRID she was.