Houston '75.....Oh My!
NakedI at comcast.net
Mon Feb 7 19:37:20 CST 2005
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim M" <NakedI at comcast.net>
> I did want to mention how strange it was to see Baba and WGFA played
> any lighting effects. They announce Baba and just sort of stand there,
> fully lit, while the synth tape starts. It seems so obvious that you
> let the intro's of these songs do the introduction. But, hey, it's great
> have good quality earlier versions of them.
OK, it's been a long weekend. They're not fully lit. During the Baba
intro, Keith is spot lit standing on his chair, twirling a stick. And he
delivers during the song, absolutly pounding on his kit. I don't think I've
ever seen such powerful cymbal crashes. He's got the huge '70s cymbals and
when he hits them, they look like they're going to fly off their stands.
I also think this might be one of the best Tommys I've seen. Which
completely surprised me. Really, really powerful. Sparks blows you away.
Keith does a truly scary Fiddle About. Roger sings Acid Queen, which he
shouldn't do, but never mind. A tight, powerful Pinball Wizard. I'm Free
has huge energy. And it culminates with an amazing WNGTI/SMFM finale. No
way did I think they were still playing Tommy like this in 1975.
The best parts of this disc are much, much better than the other clips of
the era I've seen.
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