Friday, January 20, 2012

Roger McGuinn And Band – Boston 1975

Roger McGuinn And Band – Boston 1975

Jazz Workshop, Boston, MA – June 22, 1975

Roger McGuinn, Greg Attaway, Richard Bowden, David Lovelace, Steve Love

1. Wasn't Born To Follow (2:01)
2. Mr Spaceman (2:11)
3. So Long (2:19)
4. Chimes Of Freedom (3:57)
5. Lost My Drivin' Wheel (3:20)
6. Baby What You Want Me To Do (2:46)
7. Going To The Country (2:49)
8. Knocking On Heaven's Door (3:32)
9. Chestnut Mare (5:20)
10. Lover Of The Bayou (3:23)
11. Mr Tambourine Man (2:19)
12. Somebody Loves You (3:07)
13. Born To Rock And Roll (3:22)
14. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (3:41)

Artwork Included

Another concert provided by David – many thanks again to him.

Audio files de-clicked, re-joined, re-levelled and re-balanced by Rocking-Byrd.

Artwork by Rocking-Byrd


Rocking--Byrd said...
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dino said...

Great post! Thank you very much

Steve said...

After two not particularly successful solo albums, Roger formed a band and tried to develop a new group sound. I saw this band around 1975 and they were very competent, although I did not like their high harmonies very much. I was also disappointed in the album, especially with the inclusion of Lover of the Bayou and Born to Rock 'n' Roll. The album tanked, if I remember right, and that was the end of Roger McGuinn and Band.
This concert clearly shows the band's strengths and weaknesses. The musicianship is very good, and the electric piano adds much to the sound. But the background vocals are very inconsistent, especially on the higher harmonies. The band also provided some compositions, but on the whole they don't stand out. In the end, after listening to this pleasant post, one gets the impression that this was basically a one-shot tour band, and if so, they did what they had to do. Thanks for providing this upload, R--B.

Rocking--Byrd said...

New link 2012-07-17