Sunday, November 20, 2011

Gene Clark & Carla Olson - 1987-03-06 - Santa Monica, CA

Gene Clark & Carla Olson
March 6, 1987
My Place, Santa Monica, CA

Audience recording, very good quality
mp3 @ 320 kbps
Artwork Included

In fall 1986, in between tours with the various versions of his Byrds Tribute Band, Gene went into the studio to record some tracks with Carla Olson, vocalist for the Textones, and friends of Gene. These were all acoustic songs sung as a duo, and lead to the release of an album (So Rebellious A Lover) in 1987. The album consisted of 3 new Clark songs, 3 Olson songs, and some well-chosen covers. The album was generally well-received, but was much more laid-back then most of his recent bands were. Gene and Carla, along with a backing band of bass, drums, and piano toured to support the album in 1987, and this is a high quality recordingof their show in Santa Monica. Good stuff, and a nice change of pace from the Firebyrds and Byrds Tribute Band. I'm not sure of the origin of this recording, but it sounds very good, and was previously posted by rocking-byrd. So, here's yet another aspect to the wonderful songs of Gene Clark.

1. Deportee (3:39)
2. Del Gato (6:00)
3. Are We Still Making Love (4:03)
4. Set You Free This Time (5:29)
5. Why Did You Leave Me Today (4:12)
6. The Drifter (5:07)
7. Every Angel In Heaven (3:43)
8. Hot Burrito #1 (4:51)
9. Almost Saturday Night (3:13)
10. Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home (3:44)

Gene Clark (vocals, harmonica, guitar)
Carla Olson (vocals, guitar)
Tom Stevens (bass)
Michael Huey (drums)
Skip Edwards (piano)

Previously posted and made available by Rocking-byrd (at

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wkc said...

appreciate all your hard work to try and reup a lot of the past shares. Hope this one will appear sometime in the future also. Thanks again.

BBKron said...


I guess I missed this one when I reposted the rest of the Gene Clark stuff. But here it is now, re-upped and available again. Thanks for the interest and support.

wkc said...

thanks again! I appreciate your efforts

lost_jewels said...

Hi BBKron,

Many many thanks from Amsterdam for uploading and thanks also for sharing. My grandfather will be very happy with this cause his still deeply in Gene.
Stay healthy and keep up the good word. best regards, dj