NEW YORK, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
MARCH 13, 1974
Larry Clark's tape>1st generation Maxell XL II cassette (azimuth adjusted, speed checked>CD-R>EACDIME>U!
Sound quality is 4 (out of 6)/vg++
KIM SIMMONDS – STAN WEBB – MILLER ANDERSON (guitars & vocals)
Eric Dillon, Drums; Jim Leverton, Bass
Recorded live along the “BOOGIE BROTHERS” touron March 13, 1974 at Madison Square Garden, NYC as support act for Deep Purple (though not mentioned on ticket).
1. BOOGIE BROTHERS
2. ROCK & ROLL STAR
3. MY LOVE’S LYING DOWN
4. WANG DANG DOODLE
TOTAL: 49:53 min.
This is the only know to me live recording of this unique Savoy Brown incarnation.I received this from my old trading mate Larry Clark a few years back (big thanks again, mate!); Larry taped a lot of NYC shows in the early 70's and it may well be he did this one himsel, too.
Savoy Brown have somewhat run out of steam by 1973, and Kim Simmonds reputedly lost interest in his band.
Luckily, he (or whoever) had the great idea to team up with Stan Webb who in 1973 had also just laid his Chicken Shack to rest, plus multitalented Miller Anderson whose band Hemlock hadn’t got off the ground.
Alas, when I purchased the album I was a bit disappointed and I still think this show here sounds like the LP should have done. GREAT playing by all, and I’m happy that they did so many numbers off their album as I think they only really come to life here. Only their stage perennial “Wang Dang Doodle” is a bit …well, sup-par IMHO with its endless repetitive “All Night Long” shouts – didn’t know nights could be THAT long. :)
They did a UK club tour in June 1974, with a Marquee Club date around the 20th.
A poster scan can be found here: http://cres1.lancs.ac.uk/~esarie/Stoneground/
Too band there is no recording with a complete club date set in circulation. However may sit on one – pretty, pretty, pleeze, OK?
I just wish - like any Savoy fan, I guess – they had stayed together a bit longer; reputedly (ans perhaps not surprisingly, given the high profile of each “Brother”), it was ego clashes that eventually lead to this band’s breakup by the end of 1974.