Wolfgang's vault downloads



jon at thirdofnever.net jon at thirdofnever.net
Wed Jun 27 15:32:22 CDT 2007


Isn't this the King Biscuit show?


Quoting Jim M <nakedi at comcast.net>:

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim M" <nakedi at comcast.net>
>
>> Has anyone noticed that there are now some concert downloads available
> from Wofgang's Vault, including this John Entwistle show...
>>
>> http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/ConcertDetail.aspx?id=20052597|3485
>
> Some more about this show...
>
>       Concert Summary
>
> John Entwistle - bass, lead vocals
> Mike Deacon - keyboards
> Robert A. Johnson - guitar, vocals
> Graham Deakin - drums
> Jeff Daily - saxophone
>
> John Entwistle had a much more creative role in the Who than he was ever
> given credit for. Although he was usually relegated to one or two songs per
> album, similar to George Harrison in the Beatles, those songs were always
> memorable, usually humorous, and provided a counterbalance to the serious
> introspection found in the compositions of Pete Townshend.
>
> Songs like "Heaven & Hell" and "My Wife" were some of the best tracks the
> Who cut during the early '70s. "Boris The Spider" is a cartoon song but it
> helped establish Entwistle with his macabre personality. "Whiskey Man,"
> although not a hit for the Who, was among the best songs he ever wrote for
> the band. These tunes are among the highlights of this performance. Another
> highlight is the heavy metal anthem, "My Size," which was the opening track
> on Entwistle's first solo album. Other songs in the show include material
> from what had been the newest Entwistle solo album at the time: "Cell Number
> 7," "Who Cares?" and the humor-driven "Gimme That Rock And Roll."
>
> After attending art school, Entwistle began his musical career playing brass
> instruments and banjo in Dixieland bands, which were very popular in England
> a few years prior to the Beatles and the British Invasion scene. He had been
> playing in a band called the Detours with a young, working-class singer
> named Roger Daltrey. Entwistle recommended another friend, Pete Townshend,
> for the role of lead guitarist, and by 1964, with the addition of drummer
> Keith Moon, the Who's lineup was solidified. Under the watchful eye of
> producer Shel Tamy (the Kinks) and managers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert, the
> Who merged U.S. R&B with riff rock and British pop sensibilities. The result
> was an edgy new sound and rebellious songs like "My Generation," and
> "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (I Choose)."
>
> Under the creative drive of Pete Townshend, the Who would go on to become
> one of the greatest studio and live bands in contemporary music. Entwistle,
> while rarely in the spotlight, was crucially important to the driving power
> behind the band's music. He only conducted a handful of tours with his
> initial solo band, Ox, and this recording, made in Philly during 1975, was
> after the Who's difficult Quadrophenia Tour. Difficult because the band was
> going through a bad patch with Daltrey and Townshend going at each other in
> the rock press. Entwistle basically decided a solo tour was the best way to
> escape the madness.
>
> But none of that really matters. What's important is that this recording
> allows the listener to hear just how incredible Entwistle is as a bass
> player. His fluid, melodic bass lines revolutionized the way the instrument
> was used in standard rock recordings. There are also some neat rare
> surprises here, including Entwistle's bombastic version of the old Buddy
> Holly classic, "Not Fade Away."
>
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