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Genesis Kebab 2

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Japan: 1982

Genesis first played in Japan at the end of their …and then there were three… tour in November/December of 1978. With prog-rock falling somewhat out of favor there as the 70’s turned into the 80’s, the band only returned one more time after Invisible Touch had catapulted them to massive mainstream stardom in March of 1987.

Source: Audience recording from Wembley Arena, London, 19 December 1981.  Genesis started their abacab Tour at the Plaza de Toros Monumental in Barcelona on September 25th and ended it with seven UK shows late December, spread between Wembley Arena and the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham. I have to admit it took me the longest time to realize that ‘Kebab’ is supposed to be a word play on the official album title.

6578A: Behind the Lines / Duches / The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
6578B: Do Do / Abacab / The Carpet Crawlers
6579A: Me And Sarah Jane / Misunderstanding / No Reply At All / Cindy Louise (unreleased)
6579B: Deep In The Motherlode / Man On The Corner / Who Dunnit
6580A: In The Cage / Keep On Turning (unreleased) / Aftergrow / Turn It On Again
6580B: Dance On A Volcano / Los Endos

translating into:

01 Behind The Lines  05:14
02 Duchess     06:04
03 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway    05:08
04 Dodo / Lurker  08:17
05 Abacab  08:38
06 The Carpet Crawlers  06:18
07 Me And Sarah Jane  06:53
08 Misunderstanding  05:14
09 No Reply At All     04:49
10 Phil Talking  04:37
11 Firth Of Fifth    09:38
12 Man On The Corner  06:25
13 Who Dunnit?  03:17
14 In The Cage / The Cinema Show / The Colony Of Slippermen  12:15
15 Afterglow  04:11
16 Turn It On Again  05:00
17 Dance On A Volcano  04:34
18 Drum Duet / Los Endos  08:10
      
Total Running Time:  1:54:42; quality rated as B+

The two tracks marked as ‘unreleased’ on sides 3 and 5 are a bit puzzling and I have found no trace of these being actual studio recordings.

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Genesis Wembley 81

 

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Genesis AWNAH lblGreat capture of the hand-written matrix

The first Japanese Genesis bootleg, released in 1977, before their Japan tour and before the hits and triple box set bootlegs ( KEBAB ) would actually happen. This may have been the last bootleg released as part of this series. Just a few hundred pressed but not so hard to find these days.

Matrix: GR -1597 A 12- / GR-1597 B 11-

 

Side 1: Squonk / One For The Vine  [Earls Court, London June 23, 1977]
            Your Own Special Way     [Free Trade Hall, Manchester Jan. 11, 1977]
            Inside And Out / The Carpet Crawler / Afterglow  
Side 2: Eleventh Earl Of Mar / I Know What I Like / Dance On A Volcano    [Earls Court, London June 23, 1977]
            The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway / The Musical Box  [Earl’s Court June 24, 1977]   

 

Apparently, all used source tapes were quite distant and miserable sounding, earning this one just a “Fair mono” rating.

 

Genesis 77 Tour

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Genesis Man FTH Jan 11Genesis Earl's Court June 23

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Quite a difference to the previous Smilin’ Ears releases.It feels like someone else took over for this project: New label designs, colored vinyl and a new number (that is usually ignored in favor of continuation of the 770X system).

L’Ange Gabriel (Smilin’ Ears – 7705) was one of the very first Genesis bootlegs on vinyl with the first pressing on green vinyl and pink labels. This was copied on [the European 2 LP release] Visage (Sacem GEV20) [I doubt this was a copy].” [collectorsmusicreviews.com]

I would not call it one of the very first Genesis bootlegs. The two first were Wizardo’s Revelation Without A Cause (# 313) and TAKRL’s As Though Emerald City (# 1945), probably released within a couple of months of each other in late 1975/early 1976. Both containing selections from the KBFH broadcast from their Lamb tour stop at the Shrine Auditorium in LA on 24 January 1975. The next Genesis bootlegs were the TAKRL titles The Bedside Yellow Foam (# 1955), Awed Man Out (# 1975) and Swelled And Spent (# 2980). In contrast, this Smilin’ Ears title dates from 1978 and the opinionated comment on the back cover also makes more sense from a 1978 point of view then from a 1976 one.

Selling England by the Pound Tour – Centre Sportif de l’Universite de Montreal

21 April 1974 – live broadcast by CHOM-FM (bold tracks are on the LP)
1.1    Genesis Set – Watcher Of The Skies    08:48
1.2    Dancing With The Moonlit Knight    10:42
1.3    The Cinema Show    13:17
1.4    I Know What I Like    06:47
1.5    Firth Of Fifth    11:42
1.6    The Musical Box    13:03
1.7    Horizons    02:15
2.1    The Battle Of Epping Forest    13:14
2.2    Supper’s Ready    27:59
2.3    Radio Broadcast Announcements    00:54

http://radioguide.genesis-movement.org/index.html#x-21apr74

“Sound: excellent stereo * good mono, maybe very good atmost. Strong roaring hiss, compression, FM artifacts.”

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Genesis Visage

The 1980’s European bootleg containing the complete set and with very non-nondescript artwork showing no effort at all to connect with the period or the band.

Genesis Visage b

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21apr74 Genesis

These images courtesy of the genesismuseum.com

 

” … and two miserable Genesis and Yes titles were produced for no reason save financial gain – his was a small time operation run largely for the love of the form.” [Bootleg, Heylin, p. 119]

DD 1001:

 

Genesis 2 Down 3 Left

[label shown here was a custom enhancement job by a previous owner]

 

Mediocre taped copy of the radio station LP [with all non-Genesis parts edited out] mentioned below, originally recorded by WMMS at the Music Hall in Cleveland, OH on 15 April 1976

“Before the rebroadcast, bootlegs of the Genesis Cleveland recording were limited to a 60 minute show made by the commercial transcription company “Rock Around The World”. An early bootleg LP made from a radio broadcast called “Two Down Three Left” [Dancin’ Disc DD 1101 – LP] surfaced (though the sound quality on the bootleg is not great compared to the RATW LP [Rock Around The World “Genesis Through the Looking Glass” [show #107, 22-28. August 76 – LP] ] and is said to have been the subject of an FBI investigation! ” Supposedly only 300 copies of the radio station LP – label seen below – were originally pressed.

Genesis RATW

1.1    Radio Intro / Commentary 02:30
1.2    The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway    04:14
1.3    Fly On A Windshield    02:44
1.4    The Carpet Crawlers    04:57
1.5    Commercial Break    01:03
1.6    The Cinema Show    11:35
1.7    Station Break    00:57
1.8    Robbery, Assault & Battery    06:18
1.9    I Know What I Like    05:13
1.10    Los Endos    07:43
1.11    It / Watcher Of The Skies    05:58
1.12    Station Out / Next Show Preview    02:43

 

 

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DD 1002:

 

Yes Mark's LP bl

The incredibly rare mark’s lp This copy sold for $355 in April of 2013

From eBay descriptions:

“Considered rare even at the time of its issue in 1976, this is one of the few copies we’ve seen of this seldom offered must for the Yes collector. From the net – Sources: 06 June 1976; Roosevelt Stadium, NJ, USA

Tracks: Siberian Khatru Sound Chaser I’ve Seen All Good People The Gates of Delirium Long Distance Runaround Clap Sunhillow Heart of the Sunrise Band: Jon Anderson Steve Howe Chris Squire Patrick Moraz Alan White Quality: Ex stereo  Matrix: HAR-151 A-D “

“Yes Mark’s LP  HAR 151

Genuine   HAR  Hoffman Ave. Rec.  records (Dancin’ Disc Records on insert)  press #  DD 1002 ;

from Roosevelt Stadium NJ  June 17 , 1976;
very few pressed and sold in late ’76 around L.A. area only.”

“I got my holy grail of records,Yes, Mark’s LP. A bootleg so rare that after 20 years of searching I began to believe it was only a legend. Then alas, it showed up on E bay. Cost me $240.00 (looks like I wasn’t the only one searching for it) A picture of another copy showed up on the program for the last Yes tour. They had an article on Yes bootlegs and a complete discography. So after 25 years of collecting Yes records I have one of only two copies of this record that I know exist. ” [Holy Grails of Record Collecting thread on the Steve Hoffman Forum, 2005]

mark’s lp is pictured here in the second column from the left, 4th one down [very nice idea to do a “Bootology”, btw – I guess they don’t hate them but can put them into perspective looking back (?)]. If someone can provide a better image for this page from their 2004 Tour Book, please leave a comment, thanks.

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Yes mark's lp 2

The slip sheet text reads:

This double album (that means it contains two discs, folks! )  was recorded by Yes’ own engineers along the 1976 Tour.   Of  course that means these songs – the highlights of the tour-  are line recordings and the sound quality is the best you’re likely to hear on an album of this type [er,what type is that, Harry!  ]   Anyway, we wish we could list the song titles for you, but that wasn’t in the contract.  Take our word for it, it’s all in the grooves.   And thanks to the late Marco Polo for the tape.

 

Lou Cohan has later revealed that he named this release after the supplier of the tape, Mark Matig, owner of Bridge Street Records in New Hope, PA. Mark passed away before the final product was finished.

 

Many detailed concert memories and more can be found here:http://forgotten-yesterdays.com/dates.asp?ftype=1&qdec=1970&qdateid=512

 

061:

Genesis Lftmotm

Well, this has a ‘deluxe’ blue cover but the original release on Atlantic was reissued with one as well, so I doubt this is the K&S version. If anyone has an image of that, please leave a comment.

Previuously reviewed in its own entry under this link here

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062:

Cars El Mocambo 062

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Side 1  Good Times Roll / Bye Bye Love  / Nightspots / My Best Friend’s Girl / Moving In Stereo    
Side 2  Since I Held You / They Won’t See You  / Don’t Cha Stop  / Just What I Needed  / Candy-O

Complete set list had two more songs:

01 – Good Times Roll
02 – Bye Bye Love
03 – Nightspots
04 – My Best Friends Girl
05 – Moving in Stereo
06 – Since I Held You
07 – Take What You Want
08 – They Won’t See You
09 – Don’t Cha Stop
10 – Just What I Needed
11 – Candy-O
12 – You’re All I ‘Ve Got Tonight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzfRkV14AqM

There were several versions of this album, taken from a radio broadcast on 14 September 1978 (shortly before KBFH taped the band and headliner Cheap Trick at the Palladium in NYC, as released on the Audifön label/Vicky Vinyl boots THE CARS 78 and 78 CALIFORNIA MAN)

Cars El Mocambo 2

Mostly found as a stamped white LP:

Cars El Mocambo 3

Interesting text added by an eBay seller in May of 2013: “The Cars doing what they do best on stage at the El Mocambo in Toronto on Sept. 14, 1978. Stereo pro recording. If I recollect, some of these were on multi-colored vinyl, but I don’t know if this is one [ I doubt any of these exist on mcv. ]. This is a sealed, never-opened, brand spanking new copy from the Beggar’s Banquet collection, Anaheim’s long-gone “Underground” record store, boxed away for decades.”

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063:

I am aware of the YS 1600 double album with a deluxe b&w and later re-issued with a green & white cover (mostly found with yellow & tan but also with Slipped Disc labels):

 

Yes In The Round

Yes ITR

and then sides 1&2 only on the 80’s style GLC label and limited to 100 orange copies as part of the LXXXIV series (# 57)

Yes ITR GLC 2

Yes ITR # 57Yes ITR disc

but I have never seen a K&S version of this. If you have, please leave a comment.

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Numbers 064 to 069 do not seem to have been assigned.

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070: 7 LP Elvis box set that fell victim to the February 1980 raid. No further information available.

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071: The Sex Pistols vinyl bootlegs page does not list a K&S version for this release:

http://www.philjens.plus.com/pistols/pistols/pistols_bootlegs_vinyl.htm

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072:

Rolling Stones The Trident Mixes

Rolling Stones The Trident Mixes b

A beautifully done double album with a full color cover. I would put the release date at late 1979, as it was mentioned in Innersleeve # 20, January 1980 (see below). The first issue was on black PVC.

Rolling Stones TM January 1980

Matrix: MCG/K&S 072

LP 1, side 1:
1. Jiving Sister Fanny    [03:24]
2. I’m Going Down    [03:02]
3. I Don’t Know Why    [02:08]
4. Give Me A Hamburger To Go (aka Stuck Out Alone)    [03:20]
5. Downtown Suzie    [03:49]
6. Blood Red Wine    [05:19]

Side 2:
7. Travelling Man    [06:03]
8. Family    [03:44]
9. Still A Fool    [09:59]
LP 2, side 1:
10. Family    [04:15]
11. Leather Jacket    [03:31]
12 Dancing In The Light    [02:50]
13. Potted Shrimps    [04:12]
14. So Divine (Aladdin Story)    [05:29]

Side 2:
15. And I Was A Country Boy    [04:26]
16. Who Am I?    [03:52]
17. Trident Jam    [03:43] 

 

“Jiving Sister Fanny” was recorded on July 2nd, 1969 at Olympic Studio, the day before Brian Jones died.  Two versions with different lyrics were recorded that day.  This is the rarer of the two, having appeared on some pressings of Metamorphosis while the second take appears on most pressings of the album and on the London Years.  

“I’m Going Down” was initially worked on between April 17th to July 1969 at Olympic Studio and later right before the US tour from October and November, 1969 in Los Angeles.  This take, which was also used for Metamorphosis in 1975, dates from July 14th and July 15th, 1970 at Olympic.  This track differs from the commercial version by having a false start.  This track features Bobby Keys on sax, Rocky Dijon on percussion, Stephen Stills on guitar, and Bill Plummer on upright bass.  

“Hamburger To Go” (aka “Give Me A Hamburger To Go” and “Stuck Out Alone”) dates from sessions at Olympic from March and April, 1968 and remains unreleased.  ”Downtown Susie” is a Bill Wyman tune recorded on April 23rd, 1969 at Olympic Studio and is the same as the version on Metamorphosis except is shorter at the fade by five seconds.  

“Blood Red Wine”  was recorded May, 1968 at Olympic Studio.  Jagger sings the vocals, Nicky Hopkins plays piano, and no other information is available.  It has never been released which is a shame because it is the most intriguing song in this collection.  “Travelin’ Man” is another unreleased song recorded at Olympic in October, 1970.

The first version of “Family” dates from May, 1968 in Olympic and it the arrangement with the electric guitar.  The acoustic guitar arrangement which would appear on Metamorphosis would be recorded the following month.  “Still A Fool” was recorded at the same sessions and is a ten minute jam on the Muddy Waters tune.  Jagger tries his best to sing like the blues singer too.

Six out of the last seven tracks are instrumentals.  “Leather Jacket,” recorded on June 22nd, 1970 at Olympic Studio in London, is a lighthearted and infectious pop instrumental whose sunniness is outside the pale of the Stones.  “Dancing In the Light,” dating from the spring of 1970, is another upbeat instrumental but with some recognizable Stones raunch.  “Potted Shrimp” and “Aladdin Story” come from the same time period as “Leather Jacket” but recorded at Stargroves.  “And I Was A  Country Boy” comes from the Feb.18-Mar.31 1969 sessions.

“Who Am I?” (aka “See I Love You”) is a true mystery.  It is listed on this release as being from Olympic Studio in March to May 1970.  Others sources say late 1969 and even others from Jamaica 1972 and still others claim it comes from 1963 because of its simplicity.  The best sources say it was recorded on July 14th – 15th, 1970.

The final Trident jam is another mystery.  There is no name associated with it and was never used by the band.  […] Although there are no hidden gems on this (there is a reason why many of them still reside in the vaults) but this is an interesting collection. ” [collectorsmusic.com]

 

A few years later copied in Europe on colored wax (5 different colors – green, blue, red, yellow, mcv), easily identifiable by the shorter matrix number K&S 072

Rolling Stones The Trident Mixes disc

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073:

Ferry B ANO

Ferry B ANO b

Ferry B ANO lbl

Source: 23 June 1977 (early show) – Bottom Line, New York – KBF radio broadcast. The full recording of the early and late show is on wolfgangsvault: http://www.concertvault.com/search.html?t=Bryan%20Ferry&tb=0

Side One
1 Let’s Stick Together
2 Shame, Shame, Shame
3 Road Runner
4 All Night Operator
5 Party Doll
6 You Go To My Head
7 In Your Mind

Side Two
1 Love Me Madly Again
2 Love Is The Drug
3 Tokyo Joe
4 This Is Tomorrow
5 The ‘In’ Crowd

Musicians

Bryan Ferry vocals
Chris Spedding guitar
John Wetton bass
Phil Manzanera guitar
Paul Thompson drums

Chris Mercer tenor sax
Martin Drover trumpet
Mel Collins soprano sax
Ann Odell keyboards

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074:

Led Zeppelin 074

And the final words on the insert of the last ever K&S release are: “…in closing” – how fitting.

Side 1: Operator* / I Can’t Quit You Baby** / I Gotta Move** / Dazed & Confused**
Side 2: How Many More Times** / Travelling Riverside Blues*** / Communication Breakdown*** / Whole Lotta Love***
Recording: (*)Excellent mono soundboard; (**) (***)Excellent mono professional pre-FM soundboard radio recording.

Sources: (*)Alexis Korner and Steve Miller with Robert Plant ’68; (**)Stockholm Konserthuset, 14 March  ’69; (***)Maida Vale Studio 4 (BBC – Top Gear with John Peel), London, 24 June ’69

This master was given a second lease on life when it appeared as disc 2 of the double album release SPARE PARTS on Ken’s Phoenix Records:

Led Zep Spare Parts lbl 3

Led Zep Spare Parts lbl 4

And surprisingly as side 2 of the very rare Japanese acetate BLOW ONE’S COOL (GRASSHOPPER GH-104 A-B) (impossible to find an image of this), to pad out the partial audience recording from the infamous Milan 1971 riot show.

0051:

Beatles SBS

Beatles SBS 2

Beatles SBS disc 2

Beatles SBS disc

Limited re-pressing of TMOQ 71076

Beatles Sp B S

“Have You heard The Word” (HW quality rating: satisfactory) by the Fut had first appeared on the Contraband LP with the same title, released in February of 1973 and preceding this TMOQ title by  about three to four months.   “Don’t Let Me Down” & “Those Were The Days” (satisfactory; 29 March 1969 Amsterdam Hilton “Bed In”, from a VPRO radio interview with Wim Noordhoek & Jan Donkers).  John’s short improvised version of “Cottonfields” (very good) was originally broadcast 5 June 1968 on the The Kenny Everett Show.  I suspect that “Twist and Shout” (good) are the Swedish radio recordings from Karlaplanstudio Stockholm, 24 Oct 1963 while the last track “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” (satisfactory) came the last ever Beatles BBC radio performance “The Beatles (Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride)”, recorded 26 May 1965 and aired: 7 June 1965. 

Side 2 starts with “You Really Got A Hold On Me” (good), likely taken from the Swedish radio broadcast as well, especially if it is live, as no other live performance exists. “Roll Over Beethoven” (good) and the first two tracks on side2: “All My Loving” & “I Wanna Be Your Man” (both good) likely are identical with side 2 of CBM’s Sweden 1963 (wrongly attributed as having first appeared on CBM’s Mary Jane in the book Way Beyond Compare): From Us To You # 2, recorded on 28 February 1964 at BBC Piccadilly Studios in London and broadcast on 30 March ’64. “A Hard Day’s Night” (very good) and “Things We Said Today” (good) plus the interview are obviously from the summer of 1964 and are most likely really from the Beatles’ Top of the Pops appearances (as Hot Wacks states). A promo video of “Long Tall Sally” had been shown on 1 & 8 July ’64; “A Hard Days Night” played from the disc on 8, 15 and 22 of July & 5 August and “Things We Said Today” on 29 July ’64. The final track, “From Us To You” (poor) might also derive from the From Us To You # 2 radio program,  recorded on 28 February 1964 and broadcast on 30 March ’64.

 

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052: Thanks to a reader of this blog with a large collection, I can now report that there really was another re-issue of Pete Townshend’s The Genius of  (“beer can” version) pressed with this number- and on mcv again:

Townshend P TGo 052 image

Townshend P TGo 052 detail

Townshend P TGo 052 2

Townshend P TGo 052 mcv

And with a lighter colored insert:

Townshend P TGo 052

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053:

GP damq

According to HW, tracks come from San Francisco – 9 April 1979 and Chicago, Park West (where he would play again that November) – 28 April ’79; no detailed information available. The San Francisco recording has been up at wolfgangsvault for a while from the KSAN master.  Material from this performance was also issued on Ken’s Excitable Recordworks label around the same time as THE BEST KEPT GIRL IN THE WEST .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA1_5KQvb94

Allmusic.com has an interesting commentary of the San Francisco recording in its official forms: http://www.allmusic.com/album/live-in-san-francisco-1979-mw0001332795

 

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054:

Genesis so sn

Genesis so sn 4

Genesis so sn 3

Genesis so sn discs

Limited to 300 copies but can be had for fairly decent money (40 Euros and less) these days.

Sources:

Side 1: BBC Top Gear – 25th September 1972

Sides 2 – 5: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto on 6 March 1977 (a K&S exclusive, audience recording – B+ rating)

Side 6: Peter Gabriel recorded at the Bottom Line on 4 October 1978, as broadcast by KBFH

 

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055:

The Runaways reissue of Wizardo / death 525 was previously visited in this post.

I looked again but the only images found are still the Youtube video images. In any case, the covers only differ in the added K&S logo.

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:

Genesis LftMotM blu

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

Genesis LftMotMonster

Genesis LftMotMonster disc 1Genesis LftMotMonster disc 2

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.”

Uptown_seat_backs

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]

RS-review-Dec-78

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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