Repertoire and Audio Files

*** Special Note to Apple iPhone Users ***

The audio (mp3) files are stored on a Google drive. There are known issues with playing .mp3 files on Google drives from iPhones..... it doesn't work with iTunes. But you can get another mp3-player from the app store. "MP3Free" works fine it shows up as an option in the Google Drive-app.

A laid-back, tight and funky dance tune from one of our favorite bands.

This was our first tune that night and is a good example of why Legion was so popular.

Recorded live 10/15/74 at the Casino

Steve - guitar and lead vocal

Bryan - organ and vocal

Richard - bass and vocal

Chris - clavinet

Pat - drums

Recorded live 1973

Steve - guitar

Bryan - organ

Richard - bass

Chris - clavinet & synth

Thane - drums

An instrumental tune we learned early in

Legion and played for years. It is the best

example available of our sound with Thane

on drums.

This was a fast, furious, fun dance tune.

Static from the terrible rain storm going on outside that night. This was the last night we recorded before the band broke up.

Recorded live 6/16/75

Steve - guitar and lead vocal

Bryan - organ and vocal

Rick - bass and vocal

Chris - clavinet and synth

Pat - drums

Recorded live 10/15/74

Steve - guitar

Bryan - B3 & key bass

Rick - trombone

Chris - trumpet

Pat - drums

An ambitious instrumental horn tune that showed off what made Legion so different from other bands.


A brave team of daring archaeologists led an expedition deep into uncharted territory in Steve Downey's closet and unearthed some very cool relics. Thanks to their work, we've posted several new tunes... well... unheard for 35 years, anyway!

Steve says,

"Several times thru the years I have come across 4 track tapes I made of Legion back in the 70’s. The tracks had separate channels including some live mics and a feed from the P.A. Since I haven’t had a Tascam 3340 since then I had no way of knowing what was on the tapes or how they sounded but I have kept them in hopes of one day finding a tape deck and hearing them. At honestly, I couldn’t bear to throw them away for sentimental reasons!

Long story short, I found a great guy who will loaned me a Teac 3340 to use and I have another wonderful friend with a multi track recording studio complete with Digital Performer who helped convert them to 24 bit digital, and clean them up a bit. Keep in mind, my tapes are 35 years old and haven’t been kept in careful condition so working with them was a real crap shoot!"

The tapes were pretty delicate and brittle. To prepare the tapes and minimize loss of oxide, (no kidding) Steve baked 'em in a food dehydrator at 130 degrees for 8 hours, turning every half hour! He musta used some hot sauce, too, 'cause some of the stuff is really burnin!

The tapes were recorded at 7.5 ips in the following format:

Track one: pure guitar out of a feed from Steve's Kustom head.

Track two: general drum mic

Track three: feed from the PA that clips occasionally and is a little dark sounding.

Track four: a distant mic (complete with a big audience ambience)

There are some clicks, pops, drop-outs and lots of clipping, but there's some good musicianship beneath it all.

Many thanks to Dennis Craven, the owner and engineer of his studio, for his work restoring the Legion archive tapes.

Just Plain Goofy Stuff

MP3 Files

The following is a list of songs performed by Legion. The highlighted tunes are links to the associated MP3 audio files. You can listen, and even download the files if you wish.

Recording Notes: All tunes were recorded live to tape at 3 3/4 ips by taking a mono feed from the PA mixer. None of our instruments went through the mixer, so you hear the instruments only as bleed-through into the vocal mics. There's no reverb, some phase cancellation here and there, and lousy balance throughout. Still, you get a sense of what a special band this was, especially for its time. We were all between 21 and 24 years old when these recordings were made. The MP3 files run from 3.5 MB to 5.2 MB.