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Japan: ca. 1978

Source: Peter Gabriel’s first ever UK Tour as a solo artist

Side 1:    Here Comes The Flood  (02:18) / On The Air (04:36) / Moribund The Burgermeister  (05:17) / Waiting For The Big One (08:26) / Indigo (03:55) / Excuse Me (04:26) / Ain’t That Peculiar (05:07) / Solsbury Hill (04:32)
Side 2: Slowburn (05:51) / All Day And All Night (05:22) / Down The Dolce Vita  (10:39) / Back In N.Y.C. (06:44)

Total Running Time : 1:07:13

Matrix: PG 3047 A / B

“Humdrum” and “Modern Love” are missing and I suspect other songs as well. This recording is only available on this bootleg as the master tape never surfaced.

Quality: The album only earned a “Gm” rating on HOTWACKS, however genesis-movement rates it a ‘B’, so I suspect it is not that bad. Now, I have learned that you should not press more than 28 minutes of music onto one side of an LP and in this case, this is definitely exceeded and will affect the play back quality.

The “peter under water with bubbles” image comes from a 1977 Charisma Records ad and gave the Impossible Recordworks bootleg SUBMERGED its title.

 

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Gabriel P New Vic Theater 77

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Genesis LftMotMonsterGenesis LftMotM bAlso exists with blank and red labels or with a blue tinted cover and the “Atlantis Records” labels (made up to go with the back cover logo) seen here:

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And as part of the ‘MULTI COLOURED VINYL’ sticker series:

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When Genesis revisited Chicago on their extended “…And Then There Were Three” Tour, it was decided to play at a smaller venue with better acoustics and the Uptown Theatre was chosen. Local radio station WXRT received permission to record the show for broadcast, one of only three radio recordings made during this tour.

Complete set list:

01 Crowd Noise
00:49
02 Eleventh Earl Of Mar
09:07
03 In The Cage
08:15
04 Burning Rope
08:20
05 Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
05:06
06 The Musical Box (Closing Section)
03:52
07 Ripples
10:23
08 Deep In The Motherlode
07:26
09 One For The Vine
10:52
10 Squonk
06:44
11 Say It’s Alright Joe
10:02
12 The Lady Lies
07:16
13 Romeo & Juliet Story
04:01
14 The Cinema Show / … In That Quiet Earth
11:26
15 Afterglow
04:56
16 Follow You, Follow Me
04:32
17 Dance On A Volcano
04:15
18 Drum Duet
01:30
19 Los Endos
06:35
20 I Know What I Like
09:12
21 After Show Interview With Phil
07:36

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“The Uptown had been showing second-run movies when Jam began booking rock shows there. The list of performers is impressive: The Grateful Dead for six three-night stands between 1978 and 1981; Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for three shows in 1978 and 1980; Bob Marley and the Wailers for dates in […] 1978 and 1979; Frank Zappa for four visits (and five shows) between 1977 and 1981; Cheap Trick opening for the Kinks in 1977; Genesis and Peter Gabriel playing six days apart in October 1978; and Prince opening for Rick James in early 1980 and headlining later that year.

Even now, one of the well-worn seat backs in the dusty auditorium boasts a Grateful Dead bumper sticker that reads, “Warning, I Brake for Hallucinations.” In the oval ladies lounge, these words remain scrawled: “Springsteen is God.”

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But the rock bookings and movie screenings couldn’t keep the theater — owned by the Plitt movie theater chain and, for much of Jam’s time there, a local theater operator named Rene Rabiela — from falling into disrepair and eventual insolvency. The heat was shut off, and in winter 1982 the pipes burst, flooding the basement and causing extensive damage to ceilings, walls and staircases that has yet to be repaired.” [Chicago Tribune, October 11, 2011]

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This Slipped Disc bootleg seems to be the only vinyl bootleg pressed from an Uptown Theater performance but it certainly helped establish a place in bootleg history for this grand old theater.

Other recordings made at the Uptown:

– HAWKWIND – Uptown Theater,Chicago,Il. November 26,1973 incomplete aud. recording Vg+

– MARSHALL TUCKER BAND – May 5 1977 Uptown Theater Chicago (FM)

Uptown MTB

– GRATEFUL DEAD – Feb 1, 1978 ***SOUNDBOARD***

– GRATEFUL DEAD – 1978-05-16&17

– BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN –  September 6, 1978

– FRANK ZAPPA—– SEPTEMBER 29th 1978

– GRATEFUL DEAD – November 18, 1978   * SBD *

– BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – 1979-11-13  VIDEO

– GRATEFUL DEAD 1979-12-03/04/05  [SBD]

– BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 1980-10-11

– KANSAS – 1980-10-28 *FM* [1 song has now seen an official release]

– FRANK ZAPPA—– NOVEMBER 28 + 29TH 1980

– GRATEFUL DEAD –  2-26/27/28-81

– JERRY GARCIA BAND 1981-11-17  Early and Late Show

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Concerts at the Uptown:

Hawkwind – 26 November1973

The Tubes – 31 October 1975

Bay City Rollers – 27 August 1976                               Concert announcement in the Daily Herald from that day:

BCR UptownImages here: http://uptownhistory.compassrose.org/2011/05/1976-bay-city-rollers-concert-uptown.html

BCR Uptown

Bay City Rollers at the Uptown Theathre August 27, 1976.

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Boston w. Jim Peterik – 3 October 1976

The Kinks w. Cheap Trick – 12 February 1977
Kinks Uptown
ELO w. Steve Hillage – 26, 27, 28 February 1977

ELO Uptown

Peter Gabriel – 11 March 1977

Utopia – 18 March 1977

Procol Harum – 1 May 1977

Marshall Tucker Band – 5 May 1977

Foreigner – 14 May 1977

Foreigner – 30 September 1977

Thin Lizzy – 5 November 1977   http://www.thinlizzyguide.com/tours/dates/1977/771105.htm

Gentle Giant – 20 November 1977

The Ramones – 20 January 1978

Grateful Dead – 30, 31 January + 1 February 1978

Grateful Dead – 17 May 1978

Bob Marley & The Wailers – 27 May 1978

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Photo taken by Paul Natkin for the Chicago Tribune

Bruce Springsteen – 6 September 1978

Frank Zappa – 29 September 1978

Zappa Uptown

Genesis – 13, 14 October 1978

Genesis Chicago 13.10.78

Peter Gabriel – 19 October 1978 [the 14 December ’78 edition of Rolling Stone ran a concert review of the Genesis & Peter Gabriel shows at the Uptown]

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Grateful Dead – 16-18 November 1978
GDead Uptown 78 stub

Utopia – 5 January 1979

Roxy Music – 6 April 1979

The Allman Brothers Band – 23, 24 May 1979

Bob Marley & The Wailers – 13 November 1979

Grateful Dead – 3-5 December 1979

Rick James w. Prince – 28, 29 February 1980

Peter Gabriel – 26 June 1980

“I was a high school senior in June of 1980. Tom, Dave, and I had scored tickets to see Peter Gabriel at the Uptown Theater. This was the “Melt” tour; the show  would feature the recently released third solo album.

We arrived at the Uptown Theater and climbed a wide, carpeted staircase to reach our first row, first balcony seats. At the far end of the first balcony lobby was a small bar tended by a waiter with a vest and bow tie. Deciding to take the risk, I approached and ordered three beers. The beers were poured. I paid. I brought them to our seats. I repeated this process several times. We were ecstatic: Uptown Theater, first row, first balcony, bouncing beers and waiting to see Peter Gabriel.

So I’m in the aisle seat. The house lights go off and there’s that magical anticipation: nothing but the red lights on the amps shining into the darkness.

At this point, a strange character walks down the balcony stairs and stands right next to me. His head is shaved, completely bald. He’s wearing a dark blue sweatsuit with white stripes down each sleeve. I remember thinking, Peter Gabriel can bring out some weird dudes. Then out of nowhere comes an incredibly bright blast of light. I look to my left, and this bald guy is waving a massive hand-held spotlight. He’s spraying the theater with this light. Almost immediately, I noticed other people throughout the theater dressed in the same sweatsuits doing the same with their spotlights.

I turn back to my left to take a closer look at this bald guy. He looks directly at me. He points the beam upward to illuminate his face.

It’s Peter Gabriel.

I leap out of my seat. “It’s Peter Gabriel! You’re Peter Gabriel!” I’m grabbing for Dave and Tom jumping up and down and then I put each one of my hands on each one of Peter Gabriel’s shoulders. The only thing I can say is, “You’re Peter Gabriel! You’re Peter Gabriel!” over and over. He stares at me, expressionless, then slowly, deliberately, starts walking backward out of my reach and back up the balcony stairs.

Meanwhile, all the other beams are making their way to the stage. It’s the band; each member has been positioned around the theater.

The show was fantastic. This was the first tour that included “Biko,” the entire theater was bellowing out the chorus to the song. I remember reading a later quote from Peter Gabriel saying that the Uptown Theater reaction to Biko had brought tears to his eyes.” [by Mike Landreth]

Grateful Dead – 19-21 August 1980

The Kinks w. Angel City – 17 September 1980

Bruce Springsteen – 10, 11 October 1980

Kansas – 28, 29 October 1980

Frank Zappa – 28, 29 November 1980

Prince – 26 December 1980

1980-12-19 Prince

Elvis Costello & The Attractions – 17 January 1981

Grateful Dead – 26-28 February 1981

Alice Cooper – 5 August 1981

Jerry Garcia Band – 17 November 1981

Frank Zappa – 27 November 1981

1981-11-27 Frank Zappa Chicago

J. Geils Band w. Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes – 19 December 1981

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Side 1:
1) Here Comes The Flood (piano version) (2:08)
2) On The Air (4:06)
3) Moribund The Burgermeister (4:44)
4) Waiting For The Big One (7:31)
5) A Song Without Words (early “Indigo”) (4:17)

Side 2:
6) Excuse Me (3:48)
7) Solsbury Hill (4:48)
8) Ain’t That Peculiar (5:14)
9) Humdrum (4:16)
10) Slowburn (6:59)
11) All Day And All Of The Night (4:33)

Source: KMET FM broacast of the early show from The Roxy in Los Angeles on April 10, 1977

A new master was created that added more tracks but also dropped a couple and released on Ken’s IMP label around 1979 as “Submerge” in combination with the Bottom Line 1978 KBFH recording. 

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Around 1983, a limited run of 100 numbered copies on colored vinyl run was made.These can be found with  the LXXXIV stamp on the back. Copies on black PVC with the GLC labels exist as well.

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The complete set list was:

01  Here Comes The Flood/On The Air 6:19
02  Moribund The Burgermeister 4:36
03  Waiting For The Big One     05:56
04  A Song Without Words     03:33
05  Excuse Me     03:41
06  Solsbury Hill     05:04
07  Ain’t That Peculiar    05:03                                                                                                                           08  Humdrum     05:32
09  Slowburn    05:35
10  All Day And All Night    04:33
11  Here Comes The Flood    06:10
12  Modern Love    06:21
13  Down The Dolce Vita    08:45
14  Back In N.Y.C.    05:37

Vicky Vinyl’s Big Thumb Records version of the full show (if “On The Air” is included in the first track):