May 30, 2014
This week we have a show I find quite interesting, the band's first live performance after a 20 month hiatus back in 1975-76. You'll be struck by the fact that the tempo is slower than you'd expect. Some have attributed this to the band's breaking in both alot of new material and adjusting to having both drummers in the lineup. This show features a whole lot of firsts -- the first Might as Well, the First Lazy Lightnin'->Supplication, and the first Dancin' in over 200 shows.. I think its well played, and while the tempo is a little slower than one is used to hearing I really enjoyed the Lazy Lightnin'->Supplication, Candyman (well duh :)
and the rare first set Scarlet Begonias. I think its really fascinating to listen to the band as it evolves into the beast it will become by 1977...
Paramount Theatre, Portland, Ore. (6/3/76) Might As Well Cassidy Row Jimmy Looks Like Rain They Love Each Other Lazy Lightnin' Supplication Candyman Music Never Stopped Scarlet Begonias Dancin' in the Streets
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