Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Guess Who - 1975-1-16 - Live at Electric Ladyland, New York, NY


The Guess Who
1975-01-16
Live At Electric Ladyland
New Ork, NY

FM Broadcast recording, very good quality
New upgrade! Now available in Lossless (FLAC) as well as Mp3 (256 kbps)
no artwork


OK, here's a great sounding radio show from 1975 (best sounding Guess Who boot I've heard). Unfortunately, it is from the end of the group's career, after guitarists Winter and McDougall left, and featuring new guitarist Domenic Troiano, promoting the band's next to last album, Flavours. Here, as they are trying to establish the new form of the band, they (purposely, I think) do not play any of the classic GW songs, focusing almost entirely on newer material and their newer (albeit short-lived) sound and style. Mind you, it is still very good. Still well-worth having and listening to, but just not classic GW. Highlights are the best track from Flavours, 'Hoe Down Time', as well as the 'newer classics' 'Sour Suite' and 'Orly', and an angry extended jam on 'Long Gone'. As Willard (formerly of Willards Wormholes blog) said 'It's Burton at his surly best and the song's progression recalls the band's early experimentation with form, highlighting extended, improvised sections and some killer grooves. It also displays an interplay between Burton Cummings and Domenic Troiano that could have been intriguing if pursued further, but wouldn't make it past two albums before The Guess Who split for Burton to go solo.

1. Introduction
2. Dirty
3. Diggin' Yourself
4. Hoe Down Time
5. Dancin' Fool
6. Eye
7. Straighten Out
8. Long Gone
9. Sour Suite
10. Orly

New Links! (Updated and upgraded - FLAC now available - 07/17/16)
FLAC -  Guess Who_1975-1-16_Live at Electric Ladyland_FLAC.rar

Mp3 - Guess Who_1975-1-16_Live at Electric Ladyland_mp3.rar

3 comments:

pat said...

can anyone find guess who 1975 cobo hall detroit? thanks

lou Babinga said...

this link is dead

BBKron said...

lou,

I've updated the link, and since I now have this in FLAC, I've included a new link for the upgrade to the Lossless version. Enjoy!

BBKron