above: 1981, The Morells, Lawrence, KS - photo by L. Wilson
"Coyote Club, Wichita, probably 1979 or 80, when their lineup included that Ozark Mountain Daredevils guy. The Coyote stayed open until 2 a.m. This particular Saturday night, however, was when daylight savings time ended, so at 2:00 it became 1:00. So we got another energetic set - they played from 10:00 until 3:00 a.m.- including breaks."
"My favorite Morells memory is one particular night at KC's old Parody Hall,circa 1980-81. The second-story dance floor was literally swaying to the beat, and I'm thinking, if it falls, at least I'll die happy. The band harmonizing on Psychedelic Situation, Wepp (Boy Go Wash Your Breath) and more. The best moment, though, (which I have documented on a tinny tape) is when, on the encore, they lurched from Folsom Prison Blues to Blitzkreig Bop.I contend they are the only band capable of doing it that well."