Friday, July 18, 2014

McGuinn, Clark & Hillman – Scene Of The Crime (Dallas 1979)




McGuinn, Clark & Hillman – Scene Of The Crime (Dallas 1979)

Dallas, March 24, 1979 (other)

Roger McGuinn (guitar, vocals)
Gene Clark (guitar, vocals)
Chris Hillman (bass, vocals)

with Johnne Sambataro on guitar and vocals and Greg Thomas on drums and vocals

1. Sad Boy (4:28)
2. Long Long Time (2:41)
3. Little Mama (4:31)
4. Don't You Write Her Off (3:12)
5. Release Me Girl (3:37)
6. Turn Turn Turn (3:14)
7. Surrender To Me (2:56)
8. Chestnut Mare (6:06)
9. It Doesn't Matter (2:42)
10. Feeling Higher (4:44)
11. You Ain't Going Nowhere (4:27)
12. Backstage Pass (4:06)
13. Stopping Traffic (3:50)
14. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:46)
15. Mr Tambourine Man (2:11)
16. Eight Miles High (4:23)
17. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:38)
18.
Bye Bye Baby (4:15)

Artwork Included

14 comments:

Rocking--Byrd said...
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Steve said...

Despite Capitol's pretense that MCH was a new band, it was really the Byrds all along. The first album, from which all the new songs in this concert were taken, tried hard to sound like a new group, mainly by annulling McGuinn's 12-string and introducing modern arrangements and other instruments, as well as by emphasizing Clark's and Hillman's contributions. The end result was Clark & Hillman featuring Roger McGuinn, and seemingly very little of the Byrds. The main exception was Surrender to Me, which sounds like the originals but with Chris Hillman singing lead.The ruse might have worked
if MCH had not ever played live. But as this concert shows, MCH was really a reunited Byrds in late 70's fashion. Of the 18 songs, 7 are Byrds songs, and they sure sound like it. McGuinn is prominent in this concert, and the 12-string shows just how Byrds-like the new songs sound under a traditional Byrds arrangement, much like the songs in City. The two non-Byrds fit in fine, even on the old Byrds songs. It's useless to speculate much, but one wonders what might have happened if Capitol had let them be the re-reunited Byrds and let them find their own sound without any imposition from the top. MCH didn't really sound like a group on the first album, rather like 3 solo artists using the others as a backup band. In concert, however, they do, and as a result sound so much better live. The concert itself has very good sound, and the band sounds inspired both in the vocals and in the playing. One of the best MCH concerts uploaded to this site. Thanks for the treat, R--B.

david said...

Would like to agree with most of Steve's comments. The production on the MCH makes it unlistenable, and there were some great songs on it. One only has to listen to the same songs done by Clark & McGuinn duo, or by the 4 piece band with George Grantham. The arrangements were much more Byrds-like, and frankly much better. The two points I would disagree with Steve is in regards to the drummer. Greg Thomas , in spite of being a very good drummer, was just to busy for this band, and for Gene's "Byrds latter. Much would have preferred Grantham who was more of a Byrds style drummer, and he also sang great harmonies. I also have no problem featuring Gene Clark more, as Gene was a much better song writer, and McGuinn's compositions were fairly lame . I think trying not to make them sound like The Byrds also hurt them commercially, as one only has to look at what Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers did using The Byrds style.
Thanks for the Forum for us to share our thoughts, and thanks for continuing the great shows .

dino said...

In front of such knowledge, I bow my head and perform a humble.....THANKS A LOT!

crazy said...

ciao rockingbyrd,
it's paolo again here... sorry but i have difficult to download some files: freakshare is telling me that the file does not exsist... i'm interested at the byrds concerts of 1972 you posted in may...
another proble is that the invitation to your blog that you sent me one year ago is wrong, when i click on this link (http://www.blogger.com/i.g?inviteID=2021476183310451300&blogID=4225074554248752383 ) Google tells me that there is an erro...
maybe you can help me?
thanks and sorry for stressing you...

paolo

Rocking--Byrd said...

Paolo, the blog is private again, and the fact that you can send this comment is proof that you have access to it. Then, please tell me exactly what concerts of 1972 that you want me to re-upload. Thanks.

crazy said...

thanks rockingbyrd, now it seems to work...
anyway, the 1972 concerts are the Indianapolis one and the Michigan state...

thanks a lot!

paolo

Rocking--Byrd said...

Both have now been re-uploaded.

crazy said...

thanks a lot rockingbyrd, you are a gentleman! i downloaded the two concerts and they sound really good...

paolo

Rocking--Byrd said...
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KurtGS said...

Could you please re-up.
Thanx,
KurtGS

Rocking--Byrd said...
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KurtGS said...

Thank you for all the new links! That was fast! Much appreciated!
KurtGS

Rocking--Byrd said...

New link 2017-02-28

http://www84.zippyshare.com/v/6ifXlt6i/file.html