May 05, 2008

More 70's Music for Monday

Jackson Browne doing Fountain of Sorrow. As if I needed it, this still depresses me.

Little Feat doing Fat Man In the Bathtub. Well that's happier. Except for the story in the song. And the fact the Lowell is high as a kite, which led to his early death.

Neil Young doing The Needle and the Damage Done. Well, is there a theme developing here?

The Grateful Dead doing Werewolves of London. Ah, good times. Great encore back in 1978.

Emerson, Lake and Palmer doing Karn Evil 9. I worked a show after they had sent the orchestra home because it had become too expensive. Carl Palmer fell backwards off the stage at the end of the show and broke a couple of ribs. After about twenty minutes they came back out and played an encore and then departed.

And, of course, The Boomtown Rats doing I Don't Like Mondays. 'Nuff said.

Posted by Charles Austin at May 5, 2008 09:45 PM

My one time to see ELP the girl I wanted to take turned me down, I was so bummed I didn't go at all. I had two tickets and everything. Ah, the folly of youth.

Anyway, I couldn't help but admire Keith Emerson's ability to play two synths while chewing gum. Now that's a virtuoso.

Posted by: Kevin Murphy at 10:52 PM