John McLaughlin- guitar
Jan Hammer- keyboards
Jerry Goodman- violin
Rick Laird- bass
Billy Cobham- drums
Univ. of California at San Diego
San Diego, Ca. (La Jolla)
October 11, 1973
1: opening tuning 4:25
2: band introductions and moment of silence 2:35
3: birds of fire > 14:05
4: Sister Andrea (spliced) 14:29
5: dream (spliced) 21:03
6: stepping tones > 12:01
7: one word (w/drum solo) 21:49
lineage: audience tape (unknown gen. trade from early 80's) >
played on Nak. 300 into soundforge (wav) >
FLAC 6 (sb's aligned) > torrentially yours.
Do not sell this recording.
Share freely, losslessly and gaplessly.
this concert may explain a little bit why there are earthquakes and
blistering heatwaves in Southern California. when the temp. is already
in the 80's, add to it a very good man, a load of Laird, a synthehammer,
John boy and a couple hundred bucketfulls of corn on the cob with ham,
and nobody goes home hungry for a concert barbecue. It just got hotter
and hotter each night in 1973, until the body temperature was too high
for a shark to stand it anymore (never mind a humanoid) and then it all
blew up like Mt. St. Helens, about 7 years later.
I've never walked the edge of a fuming, active volcano, but hearing
this band live is like that. It's never a question of will there be an
explosion, only how long will it last, how loud will it be and how
exciting will it sound?
what's more powerful than a locomotive, and not found in any comic strips?
A maha. show of 1973. the ultimate example of 5 to the 5th power.
This concert features music (tracks 4 and 5) from their third and final release,
(until a studio release of thes same songs many years later)
"between nothingness and eternity".
this show was about 9 weeks before the top of Mt. Maha. blew off,
from a spontaneous combustion eruption.