|February 20||R.Gordon - Lone Star Cafe|
|21||R.Gordon - Lone Star Cafe (two shows)|
|March 4||J.Cale - Lone Star Cafe (two shows)|
Spedding played 'Hurt', 'Mary Lou', 'Enemy Within' 'Hey Miss Betty' and 'Shakin' All Over' by himself alone. And sang 'Go West' with John Cale's piano.
This is one of the first gigs of their reunion shows started in the autumn.
|October||Enemy Within released.|
J.Cale and Spedding toured in the States in October and November.
On November 22, Speding played with R.Gordon at U.N. in NYC.
Hollywood Vice Squad released this year.
J.Cale and Spedding tour in the States/Canada
A show at Uptown Theater in Kansas City was bootlegged on video tape.
|April||J.Cale and Spedding at Lone Star Cafe|
They played with a rhythm section, bass and drums. They had some dates in the East Coast with a band.
|autumn||Producing the Razorbacks in Toronto.|
T.Kenny, a leader of the Razorbacks, says,
He was up in Toronto promoting his album and happened to see us in the street. We had already save up enough money to do the album. We were ready to the album and he had done a lot of production himself. Once we got into the studio we realized we had a lot of the same influence and it was a real riot making album. Everytime Chris comes up here he has a riot.
|1988||J.Cale and Spedding toured till February.|
|March 21||Recording with a Japanese band Sheena & the Rokkets in NYC.|
Spedding toured with R.Gordon in Europe.
|April||After the R.Gordon tour, Spedding toured with Jerry Harrison in the States, Europe and Australia.|
A show in Amsterdam, Holland in May was aired on radio.
This is a poster from a gig in Auckland, New Zealand.
In Australia, Spedding was hired by Marc Callaghan and played guitar solo.
Spedding in the studio with Mike McClintock.
|December||Started recording Cafe Days at Sound Image Studio in LA.|
|June 17||Played the Hot Point Festival with Elliott Murphy|
This show was issued as E.Murphy's Live Hot Point on New Rose. Also aired on TV in Monte Carlo. You can see Garland Jeffereys joined and sang a few songs contains 'Wild In The Street' backed by Spedding.
|October||Toured in the U.S./Canada with Jon Paris on bass and Jimmy Daniels on drums|
And next month, they went around Europe.
|September||Cafe Days released|
|1991||Spedding got a band and toured in Europe.|
Keith Lentin on bass and Henry Spinetti on drums backed him.
Gesundheit is from their show in Bremen, which was titled 'Shrimp Head Sauce' before releasing in 1995.
|June||Just Plug Him In released.|
Spedding toured Japan.
|30||Club Quattro, Shibuya, Japan (two shows.)|
|July 1||Bottom Line, Nagoya, Japan|
|2||Boomin Hall, Osaka, Japan|
|December||Dick Rivers issued Holly Days In Austin|
|1992||March||R.Gordon went to Japan.
And had seven dates from 14th to 21st.
|June 22||Session with a Japanese musician Tomoyasu Hotei in London.|
Spedding played two songs.
Spedding plays in front of Les Paul sometime in 1992.
|1993||March||The Sharks recorded their new album for two days in London.
We've taked about it on and off for a number of years and I have my own facility. A lot of work at my studio, so fanancially it wasn't really a problem. And it was interesting to see if it was possible to have the same kind of thing like to go back in the time 20 years.
|May 26||Robert Gordon band landed Tokyo.|
And had ten shows from 27th to 5th.
Recording Otis Blackwell tribute album in New York.|
Producing Hubert Thiefaine with Philippe Rault in LA
In the autumn, Spedding decided to move to LA and stopped playing with Robert Gordon.
Moved to LA.
|April||Recording with Marc Almond album.|
|September||Recording with John Cale|
It was for a soundtrack album Antartida in New York.
Worked with Jerry Harrison for General Public in September or October.
|Spent on remixing the old tapes by
The Ugly and
The Mods in Toronto. (Spedding recorded a guitar solo on the Mod's 'The Other Side'.)|
And he played 'Surfin' On Herion' with Forgotten Rebels at the Zoo Bar East in Toronto for the Great Hanshin Earthquake Benefit.
|August||The Sharks released thier 3rd album|
Played with Willy DeVille on three tracks, which were put out on two CDs in November 1995
|October||Flied to France at the end of October for the Dick Rivers shows, and started rehearsal.|
|November||Gesundheit released in France.|
|14 - 24||Dick Rivers show at Bobino in Paris. (20th is off)|
He was backed by Spedding on guitars, Lain Labacci on guitars, Keith Lentin on bass, Henry Spinetti on drums, Slim Batteux on keyboards and Luc Bertin on keyboards.
Dick Rivers says,
It's the first time to do my own show in Paris since 1976.
Chris is an old friend of mine. He played on a lot of my records. He's a great guitarist I respect a lot. I played with most of all the best guitar heroes in the world except Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. And Chris is, I think, the one closest to my style of music.
It's good. I enjoyed it. I can play more lead (than playing with trio). It means I'll have more freedom when I play. The backing is more full.
The last two shows were taped and issued on 2-CD set called 'authendick' next year.
The Sharks reunioned|
Steve 'Snips' Parsons on vocals and guitars, Spedding on guitar, Jackie Badger on bass, Blair Cunningham on drums and Nick Judd on keyboards.
The set list is,
1. Wake Me When It's Time To Dance
2. Gone To The Dogs
3. Jimmy Bell
4. Perfect Days
5. Die For Love
7. Blues Rags And Hollers / 8. The First Thing / 9. Cry Like A Baby
10. Can't Stop Thinking About Me / 11. White Man / 12. Music Breakout
13. Snakes And Swallowtails / 14. Blue Shoes
And Busta Jones, former bass player in the Sharks died in Memphis.
Played guitar on a track for Jamaica with Mickie Most in London.
|1979-1985 / biography / 1996-1999|