1972-04-01 Staten Island, New York Ritz Theater (M1-AUD)
01. --tune-up & introduction--
02. Going Down
03. Let It Rock (Rock & Roll On The Radio)
04. Hellbound Train
05. Tell Mama
06--band members introductions--
07. All I can Do
08. Boogie: Hip Shake Thing -> ? (?)
Total Time ::: 1:05:36
::: Fine audience tape. Turn it up & yer ears will ring with delight. Check the samples.
::: At one point it's mentioned the singer is doing 2 shows a night, so this might be an early or late show, or they just meant on some nights of the tour.
::: Not sure about what songs really make up track 8. Happy to have setlist corrected.
Recording Information ::: unknown stereo equipment -> master audience cassette -> 1st generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby off.
Playback 2011-06-20 ::: 1st generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nak BX 300, Dolby off (no lectures please) azimuth & pitch adjusted, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL pro CD recorder -> CD-RW -> computer, EAC secure -> wavs -> Audacity (fades &/or glitches, volume adjustments, no EQ) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded 2011-11-05.
Line-up #9 (April 1971 thru June 1972) Kim Simmonds - guitar, vocals // Dave Walker - vocals // Paul Raymond - keyboards, guitar // Andy Sylvester - bass // Dave Bidwell - drums.
Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
CoolSonics 059 ::: Thanks to the original taper, "The Florida Kid" ::: Corrections welcome ::: This is a fairly juicy recording. Low audience noise, instruments are clear and up front in the mix, and vocals sound just fine. In fact, the lead guitar sounds beutiful throughout. It sounds like the place wasn't so big and the taper was fairly up front and center. When the band introduces their single, before they name the title, someone guesses it from the audience and it is clear the band hears him with no problem. Heavy on material from the "Street Corner Talking" and "Hellbound Train" albums and very easy to see why these guys were such crowd pleasers all over the States in the day. Certainly they were taking my ears out for some spins every week around this time. Nice bill on this night - "The British Are Coming" tour with Fleetwood Mac, Savoy Brown & Long John Baldry. The New York audience is making them self heard & the band gets a bit edgy at a couple of points. All lends itself to the atmosphere. A rocked out evening of entertainment I would be happy to have again.
More recordings on the way now that I am able to make up for years of slow netspeed. Kudos to Zongo for life support & Lochner for mikes & much more. A bow to Fast Freddie for runnin' Video Dick's Record Emporium with the bathroom office full of tape decks. Thanks to Hanwaker (few among us can keep his pace) for over 30 years of trading & friendship. Mountains of gratitude to Davmar, D.White, Sanchez, Elliot, The Florida Kid, Kloiber, Zingg, JTW, Bershaw, Boston Gold, Weeks, Dixon, Moore, Gough & SO many more for all that collecting & sharing... Royal thanks to The Man In The Palace, Doc Tinker, Brinkhoffs, Barely Eatin', Reel Master Gaule, Parrish & all the traders who housed me thru my music acquisition & travel years. Hats off to Brother Kent, Uncle Jake, Little Queenie (& her neighbor Frank) & his honor Ptomaine Thomas. Glasses raised to Byron for musical horizon expansion & much obliged to J & Thurston for keepin' my concert fires burnin' since my continental shift. Thanks to the Mods for keepin' DIME alive. Enjoy, share, give, spread peace. Yers truly, Kneesfudd
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