Album: Arrive Without Travelling
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Ironically, despite the fact that I really didn’t like the the album they put out that year, Arrive Without Travelling — which was also their first album for I.R.S. records — I ended up seeing The Three O’Clock four times in 1985. I don’t recall exactly why I didn’t like Arrive Without Traveling — which, like Baroque Hoedown and Sixteen Tambourines, was a fantastic name for a psychedelic pop album — I just remember that I didn’t. I was pretty cranky in 1985, so that might have been part of it.
I do know why I saw the the Three O’Clock four times that year: for one thing, they played The Star Palace twice in 1985. The first time was in February, with my close personal friends Western Chapter opening, and then they played it again in November, with Camper Van Beethoven and Flying Color opening. I think that might have been a night CVB played “When The Levee Breaks.” Or not.