The first time I saw Spirit Of The West I was absolutely amazed at how much great musicianship I was witnessing on the stage. I had heard their records and watched the videos but I never imagined the talent I heard recorded was attainable live by this awesome band. Adding to this the seemingly punk rock attitude that surrounded John Mann and I was a fan. Throughout the years The Watchmen had the opportunity to share stages across Canada with this great band and it was indeed a sad decline to witness as John Mann fought his battle.
Forever remembered, and thanks again to Mike Fry for the document.
The Watchmen - Political [Tribute to John Mann] (Live at the Danforth Music Hall, November 23, 2019)