Houston 75 (Take 4)

RizzoPro riizzo at pacbell.net
Tue Jan 18 15:16:09 CST 2005

  I just got some copies of the Who Houston 1975 from 4 Reel Productions.
  Fucking Awesome!!!! Heres some cover scans.
  Price is 39.50 if you live in USA or Canada and 43.00 everywhere else.
  Paypal ID: riizzo at pacbell.net
 I also have the following on real pressed DVD:
 Led Zep Knebworth DVD9
 The Rolling Stones Cock Sucker Blues w/ 90 minutes of bonus material
 U2 1987 LA

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Subject: Re: Re: Houston 75 (Take 4)

> As I remember the story, the original 3/4" tape from the in-house 
> closed-circuit TV was apparently carried home at some point by one of 
> the cameramen -- perhaps the venue kept it initially, and then when 
> The Who decided not to release it they just forgot about it and left 
> it with the venue.  (I believe it was the first use of this in-house 
> CCTV system.)

In house video goes back to at least late 60s. Projection screens were used
as far back as 1971 at Who concerts.  I would also suggest The Who had no
knowledge of the show being filmed until they saw the screen that night and
just as quickly forgot about it.  Remember home video wasn't "home video" in
the mid 70s.  There are many of these gems currently rotting in someone's
basement, garage, or warehouse.  Be thankful this one was spared.

>From there, I don't know how the audio and now video boots  leaked out.  
>More specifically, I don't know if the release under  discussion is 
>directly from that group of investors or from someone they  trusted in 

Trust no one.  I've said it a hundred times if you don't want something
leaked out, don't make copies. Granted, I'm glad people do. :)

> FWIW, I was at that show too.

How about a review? 

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