Friday, September 2, 2016

Squeeze, Rockpalast, Germany, Oct. 1985

Glenn Tilbrook will always be the frontman for Squeeze, and in this show from Germany, he's definitely making his appearance noticeable in a less-than-usual-Tilbrook way?--with thanks from SOMEONE in wardrobe and hair styling. But it's a rocking good show, and there's great footage of Gilson Lavin bashing away on drums, so enjoy the view and the sounds.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Pete Townshend's Deep End concert w/David Gilmour, 1985

For his birthday in November 1985, Pete Townshend's Deep End collaboration (with David Gilmour, Simon Phillips, and John "Rabbit" Bundrick, among others) did one of two concerts that were captured on video/audio. The concert footage is very rare and totally worth the effort to locate for Pete's fancy footwork, heartfelt pleading ("After the Fire"), and of course, Gilmour's supporting lead guitar. This is the Brixton, England performance.

1. "Won't Get Fooled Again"
2. "Secondhand Love"
3. "Give Blood"
4. "Behind Blue Eyes"
5. "After The Fire"
6. "Slit Skirts"
7. "Blue Light"
8. "I Put A Spell On You*
9. "Hiding Out:
10. "The Sea Refuses No River"
11. "Face The Face"
12. "Pinball Wizard"
13. "A Little Is Enough"
14. "Rough Boys"
15. "Night Train"
* not on CD

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis - Roots Revisited, Germany 1991

A navy buddy of mine celebrated his birthday Up There among the stars a few days ago...dedicated to you, Rick Lindroos (and to Harley Powell), and to your still-with-us-bandmates who shaked and baked along with you: Hollywood Thompson, Tommy Moulton, Doo-dah, Moss-man, and the others.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Ian Hunter Band with Mick Ronson: Apr. 20th, 1980 @ Grugahalle on Essen, Germany

Dedicated to a man who wears the COOLEST sunglasses, Ian Hunter, and to the late great guitarist, Mick Ronson. I personally would have loved "Lisa Likes Rock 'n' Roll" included in the set, but this was before that tune's release. (Therefore, I pinched it from another venue, and you can dig the steel drum fills!) Mick's daughter still knows her favorite musician. The party starts HERE tonight!!

1. FBI 
2. Once Bitten Twice Shy 
3. Angeline 
4. Laugh At Me 
5. Irene Wilde 
6. I Wish I Was Your Mother 
7. Just Another Night 
8. We Gotta Get Out of Here 
9. Bastard 
10. All the Way From Memphis 
11. Cleveland Rocks
12. All the Young Dudes 
13. Slaughter On 10th Avenue

Ian Hunter - vocals, guitar
Mick Ronson - guitar, vocals
Tom Morrongiello - guitar
Tom Mandel - keyboards 
George Meyer – keyboards 
Martin Briley - bass
Eric Parker - drums

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Ray Davies and The Kinks are Krazy about human behavior

Ray Davies is the professor/clown prince of songwriting...and along with brother Dave and the other Kinks, these guys have created lyrics and music that could be a Ph.D. in musical interpretation of human behavior. And since Ray has been awarded an honorary degree...

(I especially dig the accordion on this version of "Apeman" because it bumps along in a perfect Cajun beat, but unfortunately, there's no video of the show at Konk.)