Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Byrds at Fillmore West - Jan 4, 1970

Roger McGuinn - guitar, vocals
Clarence White - guitar, mandolin
Skip Battin - bass, vocals
Gene Parsons - drums, vocals

Recorded on the final night of a three night Fillmore West run, headlining over Fleetwood Mac and John Hammond, Jr., this is the McGuinn, White, Battin, Parsons lineup early on, one which would last longer than any other Byrds lineup. The band was promoting The Ballad Of Easy Rider LP, where the group continued to explore elements of country and western music, while they headed toward a heavier electric rock sound. Ex-Kentucky Colonels guitarist, Clarence White, is perhaps the most fascinating aspect of this lineup and his innovative stringbending techniques and fluid solos are well represented here.

1. You Ain't Going Nowhere
2. Feel A Whole Lot Better
3. Old Blue
4. You All Look Alike
5. Positively 4th Street
6. Jesus Is Just Alright
7. Mr. Spaceman
8. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
9. Take A City Bride
10. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
11. Mr. Tambourine Man
12. Eight Miles High
13. Hold It

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Led Zeppelin - 1969-04-27 The Devils Blues (SF Fillmore West)

Disc 1

01 - Good Evening 00:15
02 - Train Kept a Rollin' 03:00
03 - I Can't Quit You Baby 08:06
04 - As Long As I Have You (Medley) 18:25
05 - You Shook Me 10:01
06 - How Many More Times 22:57
07 - Communication Breakdown 05:32

Disc 2

08 - Killing Floor 08:59
09 - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You 08:16
10 - White Summer-Black Mountain Side 09:51
11 - Sitting and Thinking 07:34
12 - Pat's Delight 16:03
13 - Dazed and Confused 11:22

This audio-only presentation comes from the remastered DVD release by Genuine Masters.

An Evening with ... Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart

3. Debra Kadabra / Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy [Bongo Fury versions]
4. The Smegmates: Will You Drink My Water?
5. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Pachuco Cadaver [Don van Vliet] [Trout Mask Replica version]
6. I Was a Teenage Maltshop
7. Status Back Baby
8. Ned the Mumbler [may or may not include "Ned Has a Brainstorm"]
9. Toads of the Short Forest
10. Charva [The Lost Episodes version]
11. Speed-Freak Boogie [Mystery Disc version]
12. Metal Man Has Won His Wings [Don van Vliet / Zappa] [Mystery Disc version]
13. Instrumental
14. Louisiana Blues [McKinley "Muddy Waters" Morganfield]
15. Instrumental ["Party Scene from Mondo Hollywood" - Mystery Disc version]
16. Studio Rehearsal ["Sandwich Song"]
17. How Could I Be Such a Fool?
18. Boogie for Berkeley
19. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Neon Meat Dream of a Octafish [Don van Vliet] [Trout Mask Replica version]
20. Muffin Man [Bongo Fury version]
21. 200 Years Old [extended version]

This is a recording of a radio show on KWST radio, 1-Nov-1975, where Zappa and Beefheart played oldies and oddities.