Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band

Reviewed June 4, 1993.

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Band: Jimmy Buffett, Mike Utley, Greg Taylor, Robert Greenridge, Roger Guth, Jim Mayer, Pater Mayer, Angel Quinones, Michael Tschudin, Amy Lee, Johnny Padilla, John Lovell, Nicky Yarling, Mary Harris, Claudia Cummings.

Reviewed June 4, 1993.

Although predictability can work against many artists, it is what works best for Jimmy Buffett and what his audience craves: that no-brainer night out.

Continuing to stay out of the media spotlight, Buffett quietly builds an empire that now includes two best-selling books, two “Margaritaville” cafes, his own Margaritaville Records label, and two new albums: “Before the Beach,” a remix with songs from his “Down To Earth” and “High Cumberland Jubilee” albums, and “Margaritaville Cafe Late Night Menu,” featuring his favorite acts and his own new tracks.

While, absent a big Top 40 hit, it might seem Buffett has peaked musically, his concerts continue to gross among the likes of Guns N’ Roses and the Grateful Dead.

Buffett also plans to reenter the studio before the end of this year and reportedly has no plans to retire his band any time soon — surely much to the relief of his “Parrot Head” fans, for whom the absence of his annual concerts might be likened to having their beaks amputated.

Making good use of two huge video screens, Buffett’s multi-media show here opened in “Parrotvision,” Buffett’s head popping out like Porky Pig’s to greet the audience. The show closed in similar style, with Buffett stuttering the familiar, “Th-th-that’s all, folks!”

In between, Buffett’s 15-piece band and dominant onscreen image mesmerized. Show highlights included “Come Monday,””Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude ,””Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw” and his staple, “Margaritaville.”

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band

(Irvine Meadows; 15,000 capacity; $ 37.25 top)

Production: Produced by Avalon Attractions.

Cast: Band: Jimmy Buffett, Mike Utley, Greg Taylor, Robert Greenridge, Roger Guth, Jim Mayer, Pater Mayer, Angel Quinones, Michael Tschudin, Amy Lee, Johnny Padilla, John Lovell, Nicky Yarling, Mary Harris, Claudia Cummings.

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