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Re: Now: concert nostalgia and name-dropping
What i really sense and like about those times is that
the musicians could really play and sing and didnīt
get too hung up on sound quality live,ive seen some
videos from those times where i thought my god would
you people do at least a fuckin sound check!;-)it
seems they would just get wasted and just jam away and
didnt care about anything else!but there was also a
lot of sense of comunity and a certain naive which is
wonderful to see,people would get really excited will
a lot less...when i see old videos from the beat club
or the ed sullivan show, how people would go nuts and
girls would be screaming so hard you could hardly hear
the music,i dont know i wasnīt in those moments but
now days although we have everything it seems the
opposite,a bit colder stale and egoistical...
--- email@example.com wrote:
> I once saw the Quicksilver Messenger Service perform
> in a lecture hall at the University of Pittsburgh.
> That was in their serious jamming days. I sat about
> two 'desks' back from the band and they were HOT!
> Also saw Genesis (w/Gabriel) a LONG time ago in a
> venue that doubled as an ice skating rink! Towards
> the end of the concert, the ice 'covering' was
> soaked through.
> Or, who can forget the double bill of the Iron
> Butterfly/Canned Heat where the concert was
> temporarily halted by the police because the word
> 'fuck' was used onstage?
> The head guru and maharishi of Lawrenceville
> ---- Luis Angulo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > man you guys were so lucky to have seen all those
> > people,its incredible how influencial they were
> > 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
> > hated it and thought it was all plastic pop
> > but lately i got a bit nostalgic seeing videos
> > gary neuman "cars" (whose voice remainds me of
> > 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;-)
> > cheers
> > luis
> > > 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
> > > I was fortunate to also
> > > be at an equally incredible concert location -
> > > State University of NY at
> > > Stony Brook, 1968-71 (well, I guess the greater
> > > area gets credit, since
> > > we frequently ventured into Manhattan for some
> > > great show). Pink Floyd
> > > gave an incredible show, but also there were
> > > many other highlights: the
> > > Allmans with Duane, Alvin Lee from 10 Years
> > > leaving the stage soaked
> > > in sweat and tears of joy, Moby Grape nearly
> > > 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
> > > seen him the year before
> > > at what is now the tennis stadium in Flushing
> > > Park, with Janis
> > > opening - or vice versa. Same summer as the
> > > 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"
> > > opening(!!!) for Neil
> > > Young solo at Carnegie (or was it Fillmore
> East?), a
> > > great concert all
> > > around. Whew!
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > www.luis-angulo.com
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