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Now: concert nostalgia and name-dropping

man you guys were so lucky to have seen all those
people,its incredible how influencial they were and
still are i was too young in those times to see
them,when i listen to syd barret it still blows my
mind what he was doing!although i grew up with
eighties music once i discover the guitar i landed
listening to all of those cats and after that i
couldnīt listen to eighites music anymore in fact i
hated it and thought it was all plastic pop rubbish...
but lately i got a bit nostalgic seeing videos from
gary neuman "cars" (whose voice remainds me of syd)
thomas dolby and "let the good times roll" by the
cars,stray cats and thought well shit there were a
couple of cool cats back then as well;-)

> incredible line up
> how long were the loops jaco was riding?
> [WS: ] they were only a couple of seconds long.  
> were you at friday night in sanfrancisco...bro?
> [WS: ]  Funny you should ask. actually, I *was*
> there. great show. were
> *you* there? 
> that town has had some magic musical moments in
> time...
> did floyd do "the wall"on that tour?or was that LA &
> new york
> some good ole days for sure
> [WS: ] The only time I ever saw Floyd was pre-Wall;
> I was fortunate to also
> be at an equally incredible concert location - the
> State University of NY at
> Stony Brook, 1968-71 (well, I guess the greater NY
> area gets credit, since
> we frequently ventured into Manhattan for some other
> great show). Pink Floyd
> gave an incredible show, but also there were *so*
> many other highlights: the
> Allmans with Duane, Alvin Lee from 10 Years After
> leaving the stage soaked
> in sweat and tears of joy, Moby Grape nearly having
> a fistfight on stage (on
> the same bill with Procol Harum), the Jefferson
> Airplane at their peak
> (right before the Airplane dissolved into the
> Starship), the Who (with Moon)
> playing Tommy start to finish, Joe Cocker twice -
> with the Grease Band and
> the travelling circus known as Mad Dogs and
> Englishmen (both great), and my
> personal favorite of the entire period, Jorma
> Kaukonen and Jack Cassady
> playing acoustic (well, not Cassady) for 4 hours
> straight. I think most of
> these concerts were probably about $10 each for
> students. Unfortunately, I
> was there a year too late to see Hendrix (but I'd
> seen him the year before
> at what is now the tennis stadium in Flushing Meadow
> Park, with Janis
> opening - or vice versa. Same summer as the Doors
> and the Who on one bill).
> I also saw Zep with Bonham elsewhere in that park. I
> even saw Pentangle, one
> of my favorite and rarely-exposed groups, at
> Carnegie Hall in 71. I also saw
> Miles, playing with most of the "Bitches Brew" band,
> opening(!!!) for Neil
> Young solo at Carnegie (or was it Fillmore East?), a
> great concert all
> around. Whew!


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