Saturday, October 18, 2014

Roger Mcguinn’s Thunderbyrd - Manchester Or Bust (England 1977)

Roger Mcguinn’s Thunderbyrd - Manchester Or Bust

Manchester, England - May 2, 1977

Roger McGuinn – guitar, vocals
Rick Vito – guitar, vocals
Charlie Harrison – bass, vocals
Greg Thomas – drums, vocals

Audience recording (poor). It seems to come from two different sources, with a drop in quality as from track 6.

But this recording confirms how great a guitar player Rick Vito was (and still is).

1. Lover Of The Bayou (5:47)
2. American Girl (4:42)
3. Mr. Spaceman (3:41)
4. Why Baby Why - Tiffany Queen (5:35)
5. Golden Loom (4:25)
6. It's Gone (3:55)
7. Chestnut Mare (6:08)
8. Dixie Highway (4:52)
9. We Can Do It All Over Again (5:31)
10. Shoot 'em (5:47)
11. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (3:12)
Mr. Tambourine Man (2:37)

Artwork Included


Rocking--Byrd said...
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david said...

thanks for another fine effort !

Steve said...

True, the sound isn't the best, but the excitement and the skill come through. Thunderbyrd was a strong group, with an excellent guitarist in Rick Vito and some pretty nice songs. Shoot It! is a surprise--McGuinn never recorded it, but it was as good as or better than some of the material on the studio album. Those who would like to see more live versions of this group should check out the Rockpalast concert on Youtube. Too bad this was the last group McGuinn ever recorded with. With a little better material he might have made a bigger dent in the market. As it was, his next solo album came with Back From Rio. Thanks for the treat--who cares whether the sound is excellent or not when you have a good group to listen to.

Rocking--Byrd said...

Steve, a studio version of "Shoot 'em" (not "Shoot It")appears on BYRDS PARTS 2 (as heard during the closing credits of the movie).

paolo said...

and a live version of that song, if my memory serves me well, is included in the double cd "3 byrds land in london 1977"....

dino said...

Thanks a whole lot!

Edwin Deas said...

Hi Rocking-Byrd

Would you be good enough to restore this one please.

Rocking--Byrd said...

New link 2017-01-27

Edwin Deas said...

Good McGuinn effort again. Not sure if Clark came on for the encore, don't think so. Hillman might have already been on the way home. When I saw the tour in Glasgow, Hillman was gone and Clark played the encore as drunk as anybody I have ever seen on stage!