Little Silver, New Jersey, May 9, 1998

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On May 9, 1998, the Professors play what Bob Kubey called "the most enjoyable gig in the history of the Professors" in the basement of John Barrows' home in Little Silver, New Jersey. About 7-8 delighted fans enjoyed the most uninhibited set ever performed by the Professors, with a boisterously informal performance by Bob Kubey as Master of Ceremonies. The set was performed without lead vocalist J. Singing duties were shared by Barrows, Radford, and the debut performance of Marie Radford, singing on "Untenured Blues," which she also helped to write. The Little Silver gig also saw the inaugural performance of the Professors' new PA system and the debut of Eight Minutes (Barrows and Wallinger) which features some phenomenal slide guitar work by Barrows.


John Barrows - Harp/Guitar/Vocals
Bob Kubey - Drums
Gary Radford - Lead Guitar
Nick Romanenko - Bass Guitar


Marie Radford - Vocals on Untenured Blues


  1. Psycho Killer (David Byrne/Chris Frantz/Tina Weymouth - The Talking Heads)
  2. Dreading the Dawning (John Barrows/Gary Radford)
  3. Eight Minutes (John Barrows/Mark Wallinger) **
  4. Sway (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards - The Rolling Stones) **
  5. Untenured Blues (Gary Radford/Marie Radford)
  6. Spirit of the Age (Robert Calvert/Dave Brock - Hawkwind) **
  7. Treachery (Gary Radford/Marie Radford)
  8. Before You Accuse Me (Eric McDaniel - Eric Clapton) **
  9. Brainstorm (Nik Turner - Hawkwind) **

** = debut song

Listen to some of Bob's announcements:

This page last updated June 29, 2013 by Gary Radford.
Many thanks to Kurt Wagner, Marie Radford, and Jon Oliver.