First, 1972. The Paramount Theater (Northwest) in Seattle, Washington.
A couple of years ago, I walked a lot for exercise during July and early August and had quite a few shows from 1972 to keep me company. This is a very good show...damn, they were still just getting started, you know?
Next, 1974. The Hollywood Bowl.
An audience recording showcasing the power of the Wall of Sound, and the power of the '74 sound. Excellent stuff.
Next, 1984. The Ventura County Fairgrounds.
Very strong show, and an attendee's account claims that the crowd got into the Olympic spirit (the Games of the XXIII Olympiad were in Los Angeles) by holding up cards to "score" tunes as they were played. I'll bet the boys were amused.
Finally, 1990. The World Music Theater in Tinley Park, Illinois.
Not my ticket.A tremendous show. One of Brent's last. It's well worth a listen.
My summer session course ended yesterday, so I just want to thank those folks for tagging along, and anyone else out there who may see this and (I hope) dig it.
I have enjoyed sharing some thoughts and impressions and, most importantly, MUSIC. It's a significant part of my life and continues to speak to me with messages both silly and profound...old and new...sacred and profane...living and dead.
I hope you have enjoyed the summer so far and will take advantage of what is left in whatever ways you see as good and kind and FUN.
Fare you well
Fare you well
I love you more than words can tell
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul
Set lists after the break...