Todd Rundgren/UTOPIA (and Related) Audio Rarities On CD-R--- v06.18

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Greetings Audio Toddheads! Warren H. (Atlanta, GA. USA) here. Tony Rogers and I have transferred our entire audio collections over to my home in 2008. We (Tony & I) thought my circumstances (A 62 year old, single, IT specialist/Audio Editor guy in Atlanta with lots of Todd Rundgren history/archival collecting since 1972) would be ideal for taking over the 'Library' in all its glory. And, so an 'incorporation' of his and my colossal collections takes place! I now curate this ‘museum’. And I plan to share much of this, just as Tony did all these decades. And yes, I’m somewhat of a Todd Rundgren Historian. I have been 'following' Todd extensively (in all forms of media) ever since I saw (and met) him here at an Historic Show at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre on November 8 1973. So I know 'enough'. Please note that I say share my enthusiasm. No buying or selling. Nor will a penny exchange hands. Never.
I want to say a big THANK YOU in advance to all of you who are going to help and have helped with this so far. I’ll do my best. Write me anytime. twarrenh@gmail.com
Just scroll down to the items listed below by period and click on any year to browse the collection.
I like to give credit where credit is due too. So please forgive me if I do not credit the right persons involved in making these recordings available/possible for all these years. Please feel free to correct me on who's responsible for what. Unfortunately from around 2008 to 2010; Tony’s library was not covered as extensively as we'd like. So, my good friend ‘partner in crime’ Jeff Gauss (Weavil) has offered to help us out with much of that. Visit: Weavil's Toddlist. We've also recently been working in collaboration with my friend Frank Bubnick and his well known vast quality collection (you can visit his list by clicking on his name). Some of his editing is unequaled anywhere.
And some late breaking neat news : I believe most of you are familiar with the JEMS group. A bunch of super collectors for many bands’ audience recordings (predominate though are Yes and Springsteen). Well known for their re-mastering prowess and quality. They’ve been in contact with me for a couple of years, and in December of last year offered me all their (originals) Todd Rundgren Collection. They just didn’t have the resources or the time for refining anything by Todd Rundgren. It just wasn’t on their timeline. I received all their cassettes (60) within a few weeks! Most of them are MASTER tapes from the original Taper. They will be sending me all their DATs and Reels at a later date. I will be listing all these recordings here, as I digitally transfer them. With this addition of the JEMS collection I believe these Todd Rundgren Archives are easily the largest collection on the planet.
How do we share you ask? Well, Just for what it's worth, we really don't do the 'snail mail trading' (by postal) much these days. So, if you would like me to share or trade any of this 'Catalog' with you, it would be more convenient/easiest to share in the form of on-line file transfer. Generally, in .flac format, compressed to .zip or .rar for smoother/faster quality exchange [depending upon the size of the audio file(s) we might be exchanging of course]. Hope that all makes sense. I can work with you on 'all that'. Again, write me, and then we'll come to an agreement of sorts. Please keep in mind, that anything that is 'Official', or 'Professionally Marketed', or still available for 'Retail' purchase is not of consideration. Nor is there any monetary means of transaction.
I do not have any rights to, and I am not open for sharing any material that may be listed below that has been commercially or officially released and is still available retail. (It may be listed below for collection listing purpose only). I do not take or give any money for a single item below either. I do not take away any proceeds that are due to Todd Rundgren, family, friends, business or supporting/associated musicians. If it is ROIO (recording of independent origin), then I'm open to share. Support the artist! Go buy his stuff where and whenever available! Speaking of which; an ultimate place to find/buy Todd's releases and imports & rarities is TRBAZAAR. Check it out! If Scott ain't got it, nobody does...just about! And of course many past official CD/DVD releases and proprietary Todd merchandise is readily available for ordering on-line at The Toddstore. So check them out for sure.
I’ll start a ‘Credits’ list here below, and maintain it on down the road. Like to make sure all the folks involved are appreciated. For now, let me go ahead and thank some folks that have really been instrumental in these archives (no particular order): Tony Rogers (of course), Jeff Gauss (Weavil), Frank Bubnick, Paul Russo, Hiroshi Kawauchi, Istvan, Sara Kritzer, Barry Beiseigel, Roger Steel, Mike Adrian, Gil Ireland-Ashley, Dale Michelsohn, Gary Urwin, Don B., Bob Stanislowski (RIP), Micheal B., Jon Risen, Jon Babcock, Mark Wilpolt, Tom Cannon, Joe Franks, Chris 'Razz', Geoff (& Rick) Laurenzo, Ted Moon, Richard Roys, Storm Hunter, Moz (Mike), Sohta Fujito, David Skye, Allen Law, Matt Walsh, Kevin Lewis, Doug Ford, Dave Knife, JEMS, Jared Houser and players to be named later. Special thanks to Roger Linder for providing this page space for us for decades. Let's Rock!
BTW, I call this group of people 'My Cartel'. However, I have given the group a Media name: F451 Media (as in 451 Farenheit). It is not a brand name, for nothing of mine is for sale or has been sold EVER. It is a logo for these dedicated Todd Rundgren Collectors , which most of been doing this since the early 90s (and even earler). Our logo is:
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1960s: 1967 1968 1969
1970s: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980s: 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990s: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
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Date Title Source Time
11/1/67 NAZZ 'AUDITION TAPE/REEL' WEB DOWNLOAD 12:14
Date Added:2/10/2015
Track List:HELLO IT'S ME.SEE WHAT YOU CAN BE.CROWDED.MAGIC ME. XTRA: CARSON'S DELTA BLUESMAN
Note:Somebody just released this legit on a couple of on-line retail houses (itunes as well). We probably have these versions somewhere within the several NAZZ rarities underground things that are in the trading circle...I can't tell. But this is from the 71/2" original reel from the 11/1/67 NAZZ audition (label reads : 7 1/2" Copy of Takes from Job #20502. NAZZ Audition 11/1/67). They are quite different than the finals that appeared on Nazz (Hello It's Me, See What You Can Be & Crowded) and Nazz III (Magic Me) and/or Fungo Bat. Definitely raw takes. Also included on this disc; I have added an ultra rare find, from Mike Adrian, of one of the first know recordings of any kind by Nazz. A rough drawn - out jamming type acoustic entitled '(Carson's) Delta Bluesman'. ESSENTIAL (at least for me anyway)~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1968 THE HELLO PEOPLE ‘FUSION’ LP (PHILLIPS 80027 - PHS 600-276 STEREO) TRANSFER WARREN 45:00
Date Added:9/28/2014
Track List:WHITE WINGED DOVES.ANTHEM.JELLY JAM.IF I SHOULD SING TO SOFTLY.HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE FREE.PRAY FOR RAIN.A DREAM OF TOMORROW.EVERYTHING’S BETTER.COME AND SEE ME.I RIDE TO NOWHERE.
Note:The original Hello People were W. S. “Sonny” Tongue – vocal, guitar (stage name “Country”) Greg Geddes – bass, vocal (stage name “Smoothie”) Bobby Sedita – guitar, vocal (stage name “Goodfellow”) Larry Tassi – keyboards, vocal (stage name “Much More”) Michael Sagarese – flute (stage name “Wry One”) Ronnie Blake – drums (stage name “Thump Thump”). Actually, the story goes, Sonny Tongue had recently gotten out of a 'prison stay' (for draft evasion) to join/co-found the group! And you'll notice some familiar other names here that have had many collaborations with Todd for recordings and concert performances. In this Pre-Todd involvement era , 'The Hello People' (in all there 'mime' makeup glory) headlined the Café Wha? frequently in Greenwich Village, which is where Moogy (and then Todd) used to go to listen to upcoming musicicans. I remember seeing them on the Smothers Brothers Show! Ya'll know the rest of the history. “If I Should Sing Too Softly” is catchy, but very poppy, Harpers Bizarre-like fluff. “How Does It Feel to be Free” benefits from a kick-ass hook. “Pray for Rain” is a quirky song with a sort of jug-band feel — I like it. “A Dream of Tomorrow” is interesting but lugubrious. “Everything’s Better” is the one real skip-over for me… it’s kind of along the lines of “Pray for Rain” but really doesn’t work. “Come and See Me” and “I Ride to Nowhere” are poppy again, OK but not too distinctive. How ‘bout a little Hippie Music!?~ Warren
11/1968 NAZZ ‘FUNGO BAT’ ACETATES DIGITALIZED BY FRANK BUBNICK N/A
Track List:ALBUM ONE: FORGET ALL ABOUT IT. ONLY ONE WINNER (TODD VOCALS). MAGIC ME. GONNA CRY TODAY. MERIDIAN LEEWARD. UNDER THE ICE. SOME PEOPLE. RAIN RIDER. RESOLUTION (TODD VOCALS). OLD TIME LOVEMAKING. FEATHERBEDDING LOVER. TAKE THE HAND (TODD VOCALS). HOW CAN YOU CALL THAT BEAUTIFUL (TODD VOCALS). ALBUM TWO: LOOSEN UP. SING A SONG. GOOD LOVIN WOMAN. SING A SONG REPRISE. ITS NOT THAT EASY (TODD VOCALS). PLENTY OF LOVIN. LETTERS DONT COUNT. KIDDIE BOY. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS. HANG ON PAUL. NOT WRONG LONG. YOU ARE MY WINDOW (TODD VOCALS). A BEAUTIFUL SONG.
Note:All the die hards know this, but for those that didn't: Nazz's second album was to be a double album (as per Todd's wishes) called Fungo Bat. Recording began in Nov 1968 and completed in Spring 1969. Due to band members indifferences & management decisions, it was never released as such. Instead (and unfortunate to many and to us), Nazz Nazz (as it the decided title) was released in April 1969 as a single album with the following Tracks: Side One: 01 Forget All About It 02 Not Wrong Long 03 Rain Rider 04 Gonna Cry Today 05 Meridian Leeward 06 Under the Ice Side Two: 01 Hang On Paul 02 Kiddie Boy 03 Featherbedding Lover 04 Letters Don't Count 05 A Beautiful Song Todd had split the band in the Fall of 1969 accordingly. Much of the balance of the Fungo Bat sessions were released in May 1971 as Nazz III with the following tracks: Side One: 01 Some People 02 Only One Winner 03 Kicks (Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil) 04 Resolution 05 It's Not That Easy 06 Old Time Lovemaking 07 Magic Me Side Two: 01 Loosen Up (Antoni/Mooney/Rundgren/Van Osten) 02 Take the Hand 03 How Can You Call That Beautiful 04 Plenty of Lovin' (Carson van Osten) 05 Christopher Columbus (Carson van Osten) 06 You Are My Window On five tracks (Only One Winner, Resolution, Its Not That Easy, Take The Hand, and How Can You Call That Beautiful), Stewkey's vocals are overdubbed over Todd's So for completeists, archivists and die hard collectors, here are the Fungo Bat acetates in all their rare glory. Album One: 01 Forget All About It 02 Only One Winner (Todd Vocals) 03 Magic Me 04 Gonna Cry Today 05 Meridian Leeward 06 Under The Ice 07 Some People 08 Rain Rider 09 Resolution (Todd Vocals) 10 Old Time Lovemaking 11 Featherbedding Lover 12 Take The Hand (Todd Vocals) 13 How Can You Call That Beautiful (Todd Vocals) Album Two: 01 Loosen Up 02 Sing A Song 03 Good Lovin Woman 05 Sing A Song Reprise 05 Its Not That Easy (Todd Vocals) 06 Plenty of Lovin 07 Letters Dont Count 08 Kiddie Boy 09 Christopher Columbus 10 Hang On Paul 11 Not Wrong Long 12 You Are My Window (Todd Vocals) 13 A Beautiful Song~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1967-1969 'NAZZ RARITIES' BOOT CD 64:03
Date Added:5/14/2012
Track List:HELLO, ITS ME. CROWDED. SYDNEY'S LUNCHBOX. IT MUST BE EVERYWHERE. TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN'. MAGIC ME. LEMMING SONG. UNKNOWN. OPEN MY EYES. ONLY ONE WINNER. SOME PEOPLE. KICKS. FORGET ALL ABOUT IT. MAGIC ME. MERIDIAN LEEWARD. UNDER THE ICE. SOME PEOPLE. ONLY ONE WINNER. NAZZ COMMERCIALS.
Note:A well circulated 2001 Euro boot collecting some things off the Stewkey released Nazz stuff. More demos, but also some cuts from the original vinyl Nazz III (which differs greatly from the Rhino CD re-issue)... and Train Kept A Rollin' from Best of Nazz. Nothing too obscure here. ~ Warren
1968-1969 1968-1970 NAZZ '13th AND PINE' STEWEY'S RELEASE N/A
Date Added:4/24/2012
Track List:STUDIO SESSION: 13TH AND PINE (RELEASED NOVEMBER 1998) (STUDIO SESSIONS)~ THE ICE (MONO ALTERNATE MIX FOR "FUNGO BAT" LP) (FINAL VERSION ON II). HOW CAN YOU CALL THAT BEAUTIFUL? (STEWKEY SINGS LEAD) (FINAL VERSION ON III). SYDNEY'S LUNCHBOX (INSTRUMENTAL) (NOT OTHERWISE AVAILABLE). NOT WRONG LONG (DIFFERENT BEGINNING) (FINAL VERSION ON II). IT'S NOT THAT EASY (STEWKEY VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON III). SOME PEOPLE (INSTRUMENTAL) (FINAL VERSION ON III). SING ME A SONG (NOT OTHERWISE AVAILABLE). HANG ON PAUL (MONO - NO PIANO) (FINAL VERSION ON II). FEATHERBEDDING LOVER (NO GUITAR SOLO - LONGER ENDING) (FINAL VERSION ON II). ONLY ONE WINNER # 1 (INSTRUMENTAL) (FINAL VERSION ON III). ONLY ONE WINNER # 2 (VOCAL) (FINAL VERSION ON III). IT MUST BE EVERYWHERE (WITH TALKING) (NOT OTHERWISE AVAILABLE). CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (FINAL VERSION ON III). OLD TIME LOVEMAKING (LONGER ENDING) (FINAL VERSION ON III). LETTERS DON'T COUNT (FINAL VERSION ON II.) A BEAUTIFUL SONG (INSTRUMENTAL NO ORCHESTRATION) (FINAL VERSION ON II).
Note: Four sets of Nazz demos were recorded at Atlantic Records/ Columbia records and National Recording studios, NY. in 1968. Much of these versions were not the ones that appeared on NAZZ albums. It Must Be Everywhere and Sydney's Lunchbox, for instance, never made it on any Nazz albums. Of course Stewkey licensed a whole bunch of it (Distortions Label) and appear here on '13th and Pine' and also 'Nazz From Philadelphia'. And of course the aborted 'Fungobat' double album. Thus we're not able to share those.They can be bought retail if you search on-line. Check with Scott at TRBAZAAR. He can probably get/find them for you.
1967-1969 NAZZ 'RETROSPECTIVE FORESIGHT' LP RIPPED FROM VINYL BOOT (WARREN) N/A
Date Added:5/15/2012
Track List:A BOOTLEG - SOME OUTTAKES, SOME LIVE, SOME BOGUS~ HE WAS (NOT BY NAZZ, BUT BY THE BAND "GREAT IMPOSTERS"). SOME PEOPLE (ORIGINAL VERSION ON III). READY I AM (NOT OTHERWISE AVAILABLE & NOT BY NAZZ, BUT BY THE BAND "GREAT IMPOSTERS"). KICKS (ORIGINAL VERSION ON III). BUT I AIN'T GOT YOU (NOT OTHERWISE AVAILABLE) (NOT BY NAZZ, BUT BY THE BAND "GREAT IMPOSTERS"). TAKE THE HAND (ORIGINAL VERSION ON III). LEMMING SONG (ORIGINAL VERSION ON I). OPEN MY EYES (LIVE) (ORIGINAL VERSION ON I) (THIS LIVE ONE NOT BY NAZZ, BUT BY THE BAND "GREAT IMPOSTERS"). CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (ORIGINAL VERSION ON III). TRAIN KEPT A-ROLLIN' (DEMO VERSION - FIRST RELEASE ON BEST OF NAZZ).
Note:Well circulated in the old 'snail mail' trading days as legit obscure rarities. See our notes next to each track above.Sounds like someone spent much time equalizing/muting. I do know that these bootleggers made a lot of money off this one. It's still readily available today in many places!~ Warren
1966-1969 'NAZZ FROM PHILADELPHIA/WOODY'S TRUCK STOP 1966 DEMOS WITH TODD RUNDGREN' JAPANESE BOOT/IMPORT 2 DISC. 'NAZZ FROM PHIDELPHIA' PORTION IS STEWKEY LICENSED N/A
Date Added:5/14/2012
Track List:DISC ONE (NAZZ): HELLO IT'S ME (AUDITION TAPE). CROWDED (AUDITION TAPE). LEMMING SONG (DEMO TAPE). KICKS (ALTERNATE VERSION/DIFFERENT LYRICS).SOME PEOPLE (ALTERNATE VERSION/DIFFERENT LYRICS). NAZZ RADIO PROMO SPOTS. OPEN MY EYES (ALTERNATE VERSION/DIFFERENT LYRICS). FORGET ALL ABOUT IT (UNRELEASED). ONLY ONE WINNER (UNRELEASED). MAGIC ME (UNRELEASED). GONNA CRY TODAY (UNRELEASED). MERIDIAN LEEWARD (UNRELEASED). DISC TWO (WOODY'S TRUCK STOP): THAT'S RIGHT, YOU'RE WRONG. WHY IS IT ME. THE TIMES HAVE CHANGED. SHE MUST BE BLIND. ROCK ME BABY.
Note:Four sets of Nazz demos were recorded at Atlantic Records/ Columbia records and National Recording studios, NY. in 1968. Much of these versions were not the ones that appeared on NAZZ albums. It Must Be Everywhere and Sydney's Lunchbox, for instance, never made it on any Nazz albums. Of course Stewkey licensed a whole bunch of it (Distortions Label) and appear here on 'Nazz From Philadelphia' and also '13th and Pine'. And of course the aborted 'Fungobat' double album. Thus we're not able to share those.They can be bought retail if you search on-line. Check with Scott at TRBAZAAR. He can probably get/find them for you.
1968-1969 'NAZZ VS. TODDZILLA' 2002 FAN RELEASE COMPILATION - MIKE ADRIAN N/A
Date Added:5/15/2012
Track List:STUDIO SESSION: NAZZ VS. TODDZILLA (RELEASED SPRING 2002)~ IT'S NOT THAT EASY (NO STRINGS AND TODD'S VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON III) TAKE THE HAND (NO HARMONIES OR STRINGS, DIFFERENT MIX, TODD'S VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON III) HOW CAN YOU CALL THAT BEAUTIFUL? (SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT LYRICS, TODD'S VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON III) HOW CAN YOU CALL THAT BEAUTIFUL? (DIFFERENT MIX, LYRICS, LONGER, TODD'S VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON III) ONLY ONE WINNER (TODD'S VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON III) LETTERS DON'T COUNT (DIFFERENT MIX, TODD'S VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON II) RESOLUTION (TODD'S VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON III) NO TITLE (TODD WORKING ON A SONG WITH HIS GUITAR) NO TITLE (YOU ARE MY WINDOW - FIRST ROUGH CUT PIANO) (FINAL VERSION ON III) KIDDIE BOY (NO HORNS, DEMO VERSION, DIFFERENT MIX, TODD'S VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON II) YOU ARE MY WINDOW (TODD AND THE PIANO) (FINAL VERSION ON III)
Note:Here just for listing purposes (and to provide some description to each tune) Cannot share due to any licensing on the product. It was issued here in the U.S. on ma4utopia label (Mike Adrian) as an enhanced CD. You can find it at some on-line houses. Scott may have it at: TRBAZAAR~ Warren
1969 BABA SCHOLAE ‘69’ JEAN YVES LABAT DE ROSSI (M. FROG) AD VITAM RECORDS (RE-RELEASED 2013) 56:00
Date Added:12/6/2014
Track List:1984 - MELANCOLIA STREET.HALF DAY.WILL MEANT CIMENT.JULIUS.LA CHASSE AU SERPENT À LA FLÛTE.GO DOWN SUNSET.TELEGRAM.SONG MY (MY LAI).KALEIDOSCOPE.KEEP IT 'RYTHMIQUE'. JUST LIKE GEORGE.WHITE BIRD.SHE'S AN INDIAN IN MINOR.SONG FOR A NEW CONNECTION. L’OEIL DU MAÎTRE.1984 - MELANCOLIA STREET (REPRISE AVEC SOLO GUITARE).
Note:Ya'll probably know more about this 'sleeper' than I did. An M. Frog (His name at that time: Jean Yves Labat De Rossi?) involvement from ages ago. It pre-dates anything I even knew about him. This was re-released in 2013. Apparently the band (Baba Scholae) had quite the 'cult following' in Europe in 1969. It is fresh pre-Prog rock that is a very very enjoyable listen. Many reviews call it ‘King Crimson – like’ and I couldn't agree more. From everything that I have read or heard about Jean Yves Labat in the past was that he was not a great musician, keyboardist or much less that he could sing. However, this strange affair shows me that he was/is quite the 'virtuoso'! No wonder Todd had to have him in his 'line-up'. I list it here only for my own ‘Todd related oscurities’ purposes, but It is officially available at some on-line retail houses. So go buy this one. You’ll be happy you did. It is wonderful. Eclectic, but wonderful. Timeless.
In 1969, Baba Scholae consisted of Steve Baylis on Drums, John Arthur Holbrook on Lead Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals, Alan Jones on Bass , Jean-Yves Labat De Rossi on Flutes, Saxophone, Bombard, Keyboards & Vocals, Jules Vigh on Guitar & Melotro and Woody Woodbine on Lead Vocals. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
And please forgive me for the incredibly long review here, but it explains a lot about this timeless piece.
Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe (in 2012) said, "«69» of the Baba Scholae is a major album of the year 1969. It is a cult disc that never disappoints - quite the reverse, when, like me, you can listen to it in the very best conditions after decades of obscurity. Some legendary records lose their power once they are revealed and it becomes obvious that the fantasy of the music lover exceeded the realities of the work.
This is not the case here: Jean-Yves Labat de Rossi, John Arthur Holbrook and their friends conceived a classic work worthy to be ranked with the Rock masterpieces of the period. But today - all nostalgia put aside - is the Baba Scholae album still as meaningful as it ever was? Unlike some other discs reminiscent of the famous "Madeleine de Proust" the album of Jean-Yves, John, Jules, Steve, Alan and Woody far surpasses even those very appealing legendary names of the 60's such as the Marquee, the Speak Easy, Zanzibar Productions and the Rock'n'roll Circus.
This album that you can (at last!) hold in your excited hands takes us by surprise because it still affects us, here and now, as pristine as ever. The 21st century listener is perhaps even more capable of understanding this project than his 20th century counterpart because he can rely both on hindsight and 40 years of musical productions which his glorious predecessor could not enjoy. Terms such as "rock psyche" or "progressif impose too many limits to apprehend this Anglo-French opus. Jean-Yves Labat de Rossi and his "partners in crime" were far too young, proud and ambitious ever to want to imitate the groups of the late 60's who nevertheless brought out "instant classics" with disconcerting ease.
Baba Scholae is a stubborn entity that aimed at going forward to explore new territories with a freshness that prevented them from falling into the pitfalls of the ironic post modern pastiche that weights down many contemporary discs. "If it does not exist, it must be invented" such seemed to be the watchword of Baba Scholae which could rely on the recklessness of the young that allows progress to be made without following established tracks. Pioneers are not conscious of being so and allow themselves to make creations which their successors would never dare to imagine once the "tables of the law" of rock had been set in stone.
In this sense, without knowing it, Baba Scholae enters into the family of artists and cross current groups who, even if they are inspired by their environment and their times, are not their prisoners. Some names?: Frank Zappa, Devo, Brian Eno and the Flaming Lips, are explorers who, in their own way, like "the Enterprise" of Star Trek, have all sampled worlds where man had never previously set foot. Some proofs?: 1984-Melancolia Street is a folk song stamped with Saudade that would not be amiss amongst the present day renewals of this musical style.
Half Day could have been a title of Gorky's Zigotic Mynci with its accents of the school of Canterbury revisited. Kaleidoscope is a timeless pop song, perverse in its structure, that would make the galaxy of artists of the Elephant 6 collective such as Olivia Tremor Control green with envy. Keep it "rythmique", with its mixture of folklore and hypnotic playful pop, is worthy of the great moments of post-rock.
I must stop here - or I could go on for hours, but I am sure you have grasped the gist of my remarks. Like the greatest uncut diamonds in the history of rock, Baba Scholae "69" is an exceptional record which could remain buried for several generations without losing its lustre. Let us meet in 2050 when I have no doubt that the musicologists and critics of the future will reach the same conclusion."

07/69 'MUSIC FROM FREE CREEK' - RECORD PLANT NY RIPPED FROM OBSCURE ALL STAR JAM SESSION LP N/A
Date Added:4/26/2012
Track List:CISSY STRUT (written by A. Neville, L. Nocenville, G. Porter & J. Modeliste) Lead Guitars - Jeff Beck (1st solo), Todd Rundgren (2nd solo) Organ - Moogy Klingman Bass - Stu Woods Drums - Roy Markowitz The Free Creek Horns Note: This album was a cavalcade of stars. So it wasn't released (and really no longer in print) until 1973...due to all the stars licenses and such. Moogy was just a teen and directed the sessions pretty much. ESSENTIAL~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1970 'THE AMERICAN DREAM' (TR PRODUCED/ENGINEERED) LP (TRANSFERRED BY SARA KREIGER-Japanese Issue HIROSHI KAWAUCHI) 71:50
Date Added:2/10/2002
Track List:GOOD NEWS. BIG BROTHER. THE OTHER SIDE. CREDEMPHELS. STORM. CADILLAC. MY BABE. I AINT SEARCHIN'. FUTURE'S FOLLY. I AM YOU. FRANKFORD EL. RASPBERRIES.
Note:Here is the first ever TR production. And the first Ampex release (#a-10101) for Albert Grossman's Bearsville Label (but printed on Ampex). This is a rock album but not too hard. Very straight forward/early production style by Todd. It's the album deal that brought Paul Fiskin to Bearsville and into Todd's life for the Runt deal soon to follow. Sara did a super job on the digital transfer. The official (out of print) LP/release is from Hiroshi's collection in Japan.~ Tony
1970 'GREAT SPECKLED BIRD' JAPANESE OUT OF PRINT CD. ALSO AMPEX REEL TO REEL - TRANSFER BY ISTVAN! 43:39
Date Added:1/17/2015
Track List:LOVE WHAT YOURE DOING CHILD. CALGARY. TRUCKER'S CAFE. LONG LONG TIME TO GET OLD. FLIES IN THE BOTTLE. BLOODSHOT BEHOLDER. CRAZY ARMS. THIS DREAM. SMILING WINE. RIO GRANDE. DISAPPEARING WOMEN. WE SAIL. NEW TRUCKER'S CAFE (LIVE)
Note:One of the very first projects Todd ever did with Ian, Sylia (where Todd met Norman Smart...and worked on Ballad of Todd Rundgren demos during breaks)and Amos Garrett. This is where this band was launched and would spend years on Canadian TV, making big bucks for years to come, as the host band of a Variety Show. This is a very different country/folk/rock type project (more typical of Grossman's taste than Todd's). Recorded for Ampex orginally. Thanks to Roger Steel for sharing his CD. We think it's one of the seminal country rock albums of all time, leading the way for all followers to flock to Nashville.
*Special Note: I'd like to thank so much Istvan for his recent brilliant transfer of this original 1970 Ampex issue on reel to reel! These decades old phonics are marvelous today!~ Warren
1970 'THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND-LIVE' ROGER STEEL TRANSFER FROM LP 78:14
Date Added:1/16/2003
Track List:EVERYTHING TO BE ALRIGHT. LOVE DISEASE. THE BOXER. NO AMOUNT OF LOVING. DRIFTIN' AND DRIFTIN'. INTRO OF MUSICIANS. NUMBER NINE. I WANT TO BE WITH YOU. BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN. GET TOGETHER AGAIN. SO FAR, SO GOOD.
Note:This is Todd producing a live white/blues lp from way back- kinda strange that he did this and James Cotton so early, since the blues really is not that pronounced in Todds music then.This is just a solid old jam filled album that the hippies used to have when they couldnt get Robert Johnson albums...chuckle...This is good! Thanks for the dub Roger Steel~ Tony
1970 'RUNT' THE ALTERNATIVE PRESSING MINT DUB FROM AN ACTUAL OBSCURE PRESSING
Date Added:11/20/2014
Track List:BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. BELIEVE IN ME. WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN. ONCE BURNED. WHOS THAT MAN. HOPE IM AROUND. DEVILS BITE. IM IN THE CLIQUE. THERE ARE NO WORDS. BABY LETS SWING. SAY NO MORE. BIRTHDAY CAROL
Note:First of all, what I must add here is; what we have here in our 'vaults' is an EXCELLENT 24/96 'needle drop' from a rare mint copy...by my partner Jeff 'Weavil' Gauss. It don't get no better than this. So, thank you Jeff!
The story behind the differences has all been told before. Everybody should have this. We know that the difference in the two pressings is difficult for the non-Todd 'fantremeist' to understand. The simplest of explanations is that the inadvertant early vinyl pressing of Todd Rundgren's debut, "Runt" (of which there were only 5000 copies pressed), had the distinguishable appearance of 5 tracks on one side and 7 on the other, as opposed to 4 and 6 (the intended release)--the music differences are as follows (actually a very pleasant mistake):

Broke Down & Busted- Short vocal intro extracted from There Are No Words as intro
Believe In Me - No differences
We Gotta Get You A Woman - No differences
Once Burned - Switched with Who's That Man
Who's That Man - Switched with Once Burned
Hope I'm Around- Alternate version of tune that eventually appeared on Ballad Of Todd Rundgren
Devil's Bite - Several different edits, more notes in guitar solo
I'm In The Clique - No differences
There Are No Words - No differences
Baby Let's Swing - Full version with additional lyrics and without addition of other medley tunes "The Last Thing You Said/Don't Tie My Hands"
Say No More - Not found on later versions
Birthday Carol
*Recent background correction where Jon Risen tells us, "The first pressing of Runt (which was released in June of 70...it's scribbled in the runout groove) Has the normal 6 tracks on side one and 4 tracks on side 2. A second pressing in November of 70 (also scribbled on the runout) has 7 tracks on side one and 5 tracks on side 2. It was actually the second run of these (at seperate AMPEX plant) that was a mis-press." And even after they realized the mistake they went ahead and packaged and released it. It seems 1000 copies (some purport 5000) were mis-pressed.
1970 TOMMY COSGROVE ‘ BRETHREN’ TIFFANY RECORDS (VINYL DUB) 45:00
Date Added:7/26/2012
Track List:MIDNIGHT TRAIN. DON'T TALK NOW. MISSISSIPPI FREIGHTER (MOOGY CO-WROTE).SUCCESS BRAND OIL. HITCHIN' TO MEMPHIS. EVERYBODY IN THE CONGREGATION. I'VE BEEN PROVIDED FOR. OUTSIDE LOVE. JUST TO BE THERE (MOOGY CO-WROTE).
Note:This deserves a place in the archives. Funky stuff! No Todd here. But definetly influenced.Tommy Cosgrove (Guitars/Vocals), Stu Woods (Bass), Dr. John (Piano) and Rick Marotta (drums) were part of that band and released the two lp's: "Brethren" and "Moment of Truth" on Tiffany Records. Dr. John plays keyboards on the first album and Mike Garson on the second (see 1971 entry). Moogy only (co)wrote "Mississippi Freighter" (track 3 on Brethren), "Just To Be There (track 9 on Brethren) and "The Sun And The Moon" (track 3 on Moment of Truth).~ Warren
1970 'WOODYS TRUCK STOP' (NO TR) DUB FROM STUDIO LP- WARREN 41:05
Date Added:5/1/2005
Track List:PEOPLE BEEN TALKING. GOT MY PRIDE. EVERYTHING IS FINE. COLOUR SCHEME. CHECKIN ON MY BABY. TRYIN SO HARD. JUST TO BE WITH YOU. ID BE A FOOL. MARBLE REFLECTIONS
Note:No Todd, but here is the album that was referred to as the one Paul Fiskin stuck with the band to see through...before he was reunited with Todd in NY w/ Grossman/Ampex...the album shows where Todd maybe would be...you can hear his style rub off on the replacement. But the tunes are one of late 60s and early 70s and this album is good... but very much like the West Coast psychedelic bands...no, not bad, but not a fit for Todd...Good for us he got out ~ Warren
1970 'THE AMERICAN DREAM' SELF TITLED (TR PRODUCED/ENGINEERED) DIGITAL TRANSFER FROM AMPEX REEL TO REEL (BY ISTVAN) 71:50
Date Added:1/15/2015
Track List:GOOD NEWS. BIG BROTHER. THE OTHER SIDE. CREDEMPHELS. STORM. CADILLAC. MY BABE. I AINT SEARCHIN'. FUTURE'S FOLLY. I AM YOU. FRANKFORD EL. RASPBERRIES.
Note:Here is the first ever TR production. And the first Ampex release (#a-10101) for Albert Grossman's Bearsville Label (but printed on Ampex). This is a rock album but not too hard. Very straight forward/early production style by Todd. It's the album deal that brought Paul Fiskin to Bearsville and into Todd's life for the Runt deal soon to follow.
*Special Note: I'd like to thank so much Istvan for his recent brilliant transfer of this original 1970 Ampex issue on reel to reel!~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1971 TOMMY COSGROVE /BRETHREN ‘MOMENT OF TRUTHS’ TIFFANY RECORDS (VINYL DUB) 45.00
Date Added:7/26/2012
Track List:LOOP GAROO. WESLEY. THE SUN AND THE MOON. FREEDOM BLUES. LADY ON THE TERRACE. MOVE ON. RAINY DAY LADY. HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF. BLAZE.
Note:This deserves a place in the archives. Just some Todd guitar work here (apparently). But definetly influenced. Tommy Cosgrove (Guitars/Vocalas), Stu Woods (Bass), Dr. John (Piano) and Rick Marotta (drums) were part of that band and released the two lp's: "Brethren" (see 1970 entry) and this "Moment of Truth" on Tiffany Records. Dr. John plays keyboards on the first album and Mike Garson on the second. Moogy only (co)wrote "Mississippi Freighter" (track 3 on Brethren), "Just To Be There (track 9 on Brethren) and "The Sun And The Moon" (track 3 on Moment of Truth). “Moment Of Truth” is the second album released by Brethren, and moves easily between country-rock on the pop side of the Band and soul-rock similar to the Rascals, but the stress is generally light and lively, as Tom Cosgrove’s vocals provide most of the interest. Martha Stewart & the Girls add depth with their soul background vocals. The tracks on side one contain three covers including an eight minute plus version of Dr. John’s “Loop Garoo”, and a remake of Moogy Klingman’s “The Sun And The Moon”. Side two is all originals featuring some fine Cosgrove originals including “Lady On The Terrace” and “Rainy Day Lady”. Mike Garson chips in with the soulful “History Repeats Itself”. Most notable about Brethren, besides the fact they were an excellent band, is that the four members went on to become in demand back-up musicians. Tom Cosgrove, (vocalist and guitarist) was in demand by many, including Al Kooper and Todd. Rick Marotta (drums), backed dozens of artists including John Lennon, while bass player Stu Woods went on to back up Jim Croce & Janis Ian, and keyboard player Mike Garson had quite a run with David Bowie among others. (Billboard Magazine)~ Warren
1971 JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND - 'TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS' (TR PRODUCED) 24/96 TRANSFER FROM VINYL BY JEFF GAUSS 66:41
Date Added:10/12/2014
Track List:THE SKY IS FALLING. LONG DISTANCE OPERATOR. IM A FREE MAN. CANT LIVE WITHOUT LOVE. KIDDIE BOY. SHE MOVES ME. TONIGHT I WANT TO LOVE ME A STRANGER. NOSE OPEN. GOODBYE MY LADY. GEORGIA SWING.
Note:Norman Smart (of recent Mountain fame), Moogy Klingman, and others make their first mark on Ohio here. This does sound a bit 'dated', but included are versions of the Nazz tune Kiddie Boy, as well as Georgia Swing (performed in both '71 and '72 Radio B'casts), and Tonight I Want To Love Me A Stranger...(performed in 7/1/71 sung by Norman). We think these sessions are pivitol in the relationship of Todd with at least Moogy and Smart... which lead to greater things on down the line. Oldtimers will recognize (with a smile) the Great Imposter, which actually was issued by a bootleg company in the 70s/80s when Nazz originals were impossible to find (before the Rhino re-issues)-so they thought they'd just hire someone to re-record them- They are decent but the vocals are not great, and it is keyboard driven...never been issued on CD...Thanks again, to my Partner Weavil!~ Warren
"It's a wonderful side of TR (All Guitars), Moogy (R.I.P.), and much of Todd's 1971 crew like N.D. Smart, Stu Woods, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, David Sanborn, Joel O'Brien (Drums)... and the many others".~ Jeff Gauss
1971 'JERICHO' (TR PRODUCED) TRANSFER FROM VINYL BY ROGER STEEL
Date Added:1/16/2003
Track List:TRUE FINE GIRL. THE ROAD I NEVER TOOK. LONELY AS ME. CHEATER MAN. BABY'S GONE AGAIN. GOING TO THE COUNTRY. FOOL KILLER. INTRO: MY BLUE HEAVEN. BACKTRACK. MAKE IT BETTER. S.S.#4. DO YOU WANT ME. CANT SEEM TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.
Note:One of the first Ampex Todd productions in 1971. It's rock, its old, it does have that Todd sound in places...you should hear this one...the band is OK... tunes are pretty good..from Long Island?
7/1/71 SIGMA SOUND STUDIOS PHILADELPHIA WMMR - FM FM SOURCE 63:57
Date Added:2/20/2014
Track List:MUSICAL PRELUDE.TODD MICROPHONE CORRECTION & STATION INTRO.BELIEVE IN ME.INTRO OF TOMMY COSGROVE SINGING LEAD.LADY ON A TERRACE.INTRO OF NORMAN SMART (VOCALS & DRUMS). I GOT MY PIPE. INTRO OF 'STEWEY' WOODS ON BASS. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.INTRO MARK KLINGMAN 'KID'S GOT HEART'. ROCK ALL OVER AGAIN. 'ALL HOLD HANDS' FOR TOMMY COSGROVE SONG.EVERYBODY IN THE CONGREGATION.TODD & TOMMY INTRO BROKE DOWN & BUSTED. BROKE DOWN & BUSTED.BANTER & CUEING UP.TONIGHT I WANT TO LOVE ME A STRANGER.INTRO OF 'SOULFUL PART OF THE PROGRAM'.OH BABY BABY.INTRO 'PRACTICED HARD FOR THIS ONE'.HOLD ME TIGHT.INTRO OF 1956 BOBBY CHARLES SONG.BEFORE I GROW TOO OLD. 'NEVER PRACTICED FOR WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN'.BE NICE TO ME.INTRO AGAIN TOMMY COSGROVE & JIM LOWE THANKS. I'M FEELING BETTER. BALLAD INTRO & GOODNIGHT.THE BALLAD OF DENNY & JEAN. APPLAUSE, THANK YOUS & STATION ID.
Note:AWSOME. This is simply the first ever solo Todd performance broadcast live, on Philly Station WMMR FM. This recording is Istvan's very rare source (Possibly the Master reels. Courtesy Bob Stanislowski RIP) which is the most complete, with ALL the fun rants & banter between tunes included. The other versions I have much of these kind of tidbits omitted. This also has a complete 'Hold Me Tight'. So this is special. REAL special. The quality is first rate and it’s about time this show made to digital. Hear the premiere recordings of all of these tunes. The same band as Hempstead a year later (1972), but with the Moogy added - promoting the Ballad album. Todd (as was also the case in 1972) shares the spotlight very much, but his guitar is fierce. Unless someone comes up with a Nazz live tape, this is the first ever live Todd Rundgren show that's 'out there'. The mix was done live by Jim Rowe (who recorded Runt and Ballad of). Jim gave us occasional volume bursts, when Todd played hot lead guitar (for 1971!), but other than that... wow...a preserved historical recording. Then of course Japanese release, 'Somewhere/Anywhere' appears in 1998 with Be Nice To Me, Believe in Me, Oh Baby Baby and Hold Me Tight. Still available through some houses on the web if you try hard enough. Try TRBAZAAR for sure. ENJOY! ~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1972 'THE TODD RUNDGREN RADIO SHOW' - OUT OF PRINT COLLECTORS ITEM/PROMO ONLY. PROMO VINYL BEARSVILLE PRO 624 60:06
Track List:NO TRACKS JUST THE WHOLE PROGRAM IN ONE TRACK.
Note:"One-hour special conceived produced and featuring Bearsville artist Todd Rundgren".Just a pleasure in sounds and music. Basically a travel through Todd's career up to and right after Something Anything. This whole one big cut (no split tracks) is era 1972. Samples from the super rare Randy Reed basement tape 1965, a sampler of Woody's Truck Stop. Full cuts of some Nazz, Runt, Ballad of Todd Rundgren and Something/Anything. With a little of all the artists he produced (at that time) sandwiched in between all the sounds and music. It's just an hour of Todd having fun basically. This thing is super essential for us Todd Collectors!~ Warren
1972 'SOMETHING/ANYTHING' ~ STACK O' TRACKS (FORMERLY CALLED THE S/A ACETATES) PURPORTED TO BE AN ACETATE (CLEANED AND EDITED IN PLACES) 40:45
Date Added:5/7/2012
Track List:I SAW THE LIGHT. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. WOLFMAN JACK. COLD MORNING LIGHT. IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO. SWEETER MEMORIES. BREATHLESS. THE NIGHT THE CAROUSEL BURNT DOWN. SAVING GRACE. MARLENE. SONG OF THE VIKING. I WENT TO THE MIRROR.
Note:This is different. It sounds odd, and almost feels like it could be one of those machines that mutes the lead vocals on records...but in later places it sounds like an acetate. The tapes are very crystal clear and you can hear the vocals are there, but mixed way low in places. They called it a 'click track' back then. And some different lyrics here & there to prove that it's the Real McCoy folks! It is interesting to hear the instruments alone, and what a masterful job Todd did on the tracks (thats why we called it 'Stack o' Tracks'). But it is record one only. This is truly a treat for those who wish to tackle Todd's songs karaoke style! Surfaced around 1999 from Japan somehow. Sound is superb.~ Warren
1972 MARK “MOOGY” KLINGMAN DIGITAL DUB FROM CAPITOL RECORDS VINYL WARREN 45:00
Date Added:5/30/2012
Track List: I CAN LOVE. LIZ, WHEN YOU WALTZ. KINDNESS. CRYING IN THE SUNSHINE. KILPATRIK’S DEFEAT. JUST A SINNER. MAKING THE ROUNDS AT MIDNIGHT .ON YOUR OWN. TONIGHT I WANT TO LOVE ME A STRANGER. THE SUN AND THE MOON. ME AND RICHARD. THE MAN AT EASE.
Note:You would have thought Moogy came from New Orleans, after you listened to this Album. Todd is all over this, but he (uncharacteristically for the time/era) does not encourage/affect the mood/style music in any way here. He’s just another session player here. Hard to really find and not in print any more. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
1972 SOMETHING/ANYTHING RADIO ADS (2) DIGITAL TRANSFER FROM CASSETTE WARREN 5:00
Date Added:7/30/2012
Track List:SOMETHING/ANYTHING RADIO ADS (2)
Note:The infamous Something/Anything Radio Advertisements. A must for the Todd collectors.~ Warren
1972 'SOMETHING/ANYTHING' ~ REEL TO REEL JON RISEN TRANS FROM REEL TO REEL 43:46/45:58
Date Added:11/13/2006
Track List:WHOLE OF S/A FROM REEL TO REEL
Note:Thanks to Jon Risen (Mojo) and Jeff Gauss (Weavil) for getting this one here. Even more differences in this than AWATS reel version. Great to hear it in this fashion, and sounds different on almost every tune (not enough to pronounce this is a new version, but the difference is more than subtle on these reels). Great find and a million thanks to Mojorisen for sharing this transfer from reels~ Warren
1972 TODD (#1) AND FLO & EDDIE (#2) VOTER REGISTRATION PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS DIGITAL TRANSFER FROM CASSETTE WARREN 3:00
Date Added:7/30/2012
Track List:TODD PSA. FLO & EDDIE PSA
Note:Some other one minute Advertisements that are essential for the Todd collector. It's funny because these Public Service Announcements were just one take/recording. But since Todd was with WB/Bearsville and Flo & Eddie (The Turtles) were with Reprise, they split into two Radio PSAs. The short Flo & Eddie one (with Todd fiddling on piano) is very obscure and only surfaced recently.~ Warren
1972 JESSE WINCHESTER - THIRD DOWN 110 TO GO VINYL (JEFF GAUSS) 08:00
Date Added:11/21/2013
Track List:MIDNIGHT BUS.GLORY TO THE DAY.SILLY HEART.
Note:These are pretty neat. Vinyl drop by my partner in crime Jeff ‘Weavil’ Gauss. 1972 production by Todd. And these are the three tunes in which Todd guest stars on too. AWSOME!~ Warren
3/72 MOOGY & THE RHYTHM KINGS ‘UTOPIAN DREAMS’ WLIR FM LONG ISLAND N/A
Date Added:5/17/2012
Track List:WLIR INTRODUCTION. MIDNIGHT TRAIN. TONITE I WANNA LOVE ME A STRANGER. DUST IN THE WIND. HEAVEN ON EARTH. GIMME THAT BREAD. WELCOME TO MY HOUSE. I CAN LOVE. CRYING IN THE SUNSHINE. KILPATRICK'S DEFEAT. THE MAN AT EASE. I'M A RAM. MAKIN THE ROUNDS AT MIDNITE. RAISED ON AN ISLAND. ACAPELLA.
Note:The following is a not so impartial (and long) review of Utopian Dreams, the new release of an old live-in-the-studio recording by Moogy & the Rhythm Kings, Long Island, March 1972: The set opens with the rollicking locomotive grind of Midnite Train. Next up is the funky Tonite I Wanna Love Me A Stranger that sports a cool Dr. John vibe. The soulful confessional Dust In The Wind follows which is without question one of Moogy’s best-known and beloved compositions. The instrumental Heaven On Earth is a jazzy delight, reminiscent of some of that era’s better prog-bop tracks. Woulda fit in nicely in Mickey Rourke’s Barfly flick. The great Ralph Schuckett takes center stage for the next two tunes, the street-wise shuffle of Gimme That Bread and the bittersweet ballad Welcome To My House that’s sure to be a fan favorite, especially in light of the fact that 38 years after the actual performance most of us Boomers can relate to the beautifully expressed sentiment. Just a wonderful song. The following four are all Moogy standards (I Can Love / Cryin’ In The Sunshine / Kilpatrick’s Defeat / The Man At Ease) delivered with typical soulful flare and tight arrangements. I’m A Ram is an all-out rock-funk jam with plenty of electric piano and organ solos. Makin’ The Rounds At Midnite is a self-professed hunk of funk with a tip of the hat to Jerry Lee. The set concludes with Raised On An Island which starts off with a distinct Siomos drum beat, then John Siegler falls in on bass, then Schuckett on organ, and finally Moogy offers his “humble lick on the piano.” “We’re gonna rock and roll all day, we’re gonna rock and roll my friend,We’re gonna rock and roll all night, then we’ll rock all over again!” It turned out to be more than just a Utopian Dream, it laid the foundation for one of the most respected and creative musical forces of the era – a few years later the mother ship landed and out popped Todd with his spacey guitar and Utopia became a reality. Keep On Rockin’ Moogy! May You Rest In Peace Brother! Utopian Dreams is brought to you by Moogy Klingman/Silver Moon Music and is available for purchase from the Silver Moon web site. NOTE: the performances are grand, the sound quality not exactly pristine. My suggestion is to dial down the bass, bump up the treble, crank the V and enjoy with a Newcastle Brown or three. SO TODDHEADS, GO GET ONE THROUGH SILVER MOON MUSIC OR TRBAZAAR!
5/2/72 ULTRASONIC STUDIOS HEMPSTEAD/LONG ISLAND NY WLIR-FM FM (MASTER) 56:39
Date Added:2/20/2014
Track List:INTRODUCTION.BROKE DOWN & BUSTED.INTROS OF JIM LANG, STU WOODS & TOMMY COSGROVE. GEORGIA SWING.OUTSIDE LOVE.INTRO TO PISS AARON.PISS AARON.INTRO TO A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER- 'WROTE IN LONDON'.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. I SAW THE LIGHT.INTRO TO SOMETHING ANYTHING & IWHMAD. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. 'THAT LAST BELCH' & INTRO OF THE HELLO PEOPLE.GOOD TO BE ALIVE. INTRO & DESCRIPTION NEXT SONG.I LOVED HER THAT WAY. INTRODUCTION OF THE HELLO PEOPLE.BLAZE.INTRO OF TOMMY COSGROVE'S LADY ON A TERRACE. LADY ON A TERRACE. INTRO OF SLUT AND PARTICIPATION OF AUDIENCE.SLUT.
Note:This is an oldie but a goodie that the traders circle have had ‘out there’ for decades. In studio performance of incredible audio quality. This entry here represents Istvan's very rare source (Possibly the Master reels. Courtesy Bob Stanislowski RIP) which is the most complete, with ALL the fun rants & banter between tunes included. The other versions I have much of these kind of tidbits omitted. The Hello People back Todd on (and vice versa) this studio recording from Hempstead May 1972 (56 minutes). 41 years ago folks and I'm hearing this like I'm in the studio with them. 'A Dream Goes On Forever' premiers to the worlds ears two years before it's on vinyl anywhere. The fast peddled 'Georgia Swing' has always been one of my favorites. A few fun Hello People songs showcased here. The Philly soulful Todd shines as always on 'It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference'. He has fun with his little 'Piss Aaron' story and the humorous fan favorite SLUT rollicks here! Again, this recording has been around for us for a long long time. A true Todd historic piece. And if you're a collector, you have this. If not, you need to have it.~ Warren
5/8/72 RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL NY (w/HELLO PEOPLE) AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:4/28/2012
Track List:BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. PISS AARON. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. BAND INTRO. LADY ON A TERRACE. GEORGIA SWING. SLUT. WOLFMAN JACK (DISTORTED)
Note:This is a clear upgrade from the version in circulation before. However, dont expect superb sound. This is an old one. The sound does warble/distort as it did on the old one around SLUT. And gets really bad on Wolfman Jack (but we made the decision to leave it on the digital transfer, to show that they did do that one)...sounds like a 'one off'...~ Warren
5/18/72 THE ORPHEUM THEATRE (OR POSSIBLY THE AQUARIUS THEATRE AT THIS TIME) w/HELLO PEOPLE BOSTON MA AUDIENCE - COPY FROM TAPER'S MASTER (COURTESY FRANK BUBNICK) 30:00
Date Added:4/26/2012
Track List:(CUTS IN)BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. PISS AARON. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT.HELLO IT'S ME. BLAZE. LADY ON A TERRACE. GEORGIA SWING.SLUT (ABORTED)
Note:From the crowd in what sounds like stereo. The quality is fair, but the songs are really cool. Evidence tells us that Jeff Beck's Road Crew turned the PA off during SLUT. BTW, this is a copy of the tapers master (courtesy of Frank Bubnick). We also have had this edited recently by Russo. Still rough, but very much a good listen.
Friend Brian McKeen recently tells us this: "I was sitting off stage and saw the whole thing with the sound. He opened for Jeff Beck and I don't remember them shutting down the whole PA but I did see someone, looked like either Jeff or Cozy Powell, crawl on stage behind the amps, and pull the power on Todd's amp just as he was starting to play Slut... The Orpheum Theatre changed names to The Aquarius for a few short years. I believe 1971 & 72. It is still called 'The Orpheum Theatre ' today however."
5/18/72 WMEX BOSTON RADIO INTERVIEW WMEX RADIO BROADCAST 11:33
Date Added:7/29/2012
Track List:INTERVIEW
Note:Great little Boston radio interview with Todd...morning of the show that night at the Orpheum (see entry above). Hmmmmm...Todd makes mention that the Carnigie Hall (6/8/72) show will be filmed? Wouldn't it be nice for us to have that footage!~ Warren
5/26/72 CURTIS HIXON HALL (w/HELLO PEOPLE) TAMPA FL AUDIENCE (FROM MASTER TAPE) 30:00
Date Added:4/26/2012
Track List:OUTSIDE LOVE. BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. PISS AARON. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLAZE. GEORGIA SWING.SLUT Note: Pretty rough little old recording. But an ESSENTIAL have for you and me. Todd obviously hadn't honed in on his 'vocalist' yet here. But still what is captured here is a great document from Todd's early career.~ Warren
6/8/72 CARNEGIE HALL NEW YORK (w/HELLO PEOPLE) BROKE DOWN & BUSTED ONLY SOUNDBOARD N/A
Date Added:4/28/2012
Track List:BROKE DOWN & BUSTED
Note:Surfaced obscurely in trading circles around 1995. Then appeared on Somewhere/Anywhere (2000 Victor Entertainment Japan). Recently released as a bonus track on Edsel's Re-Mastered Runt.Check out all the Edsel releases at TRBAZAAR~ Warren
7/10/72 SKANSEN CLUB STOCKHOM SWEDEN RADIO STOCKHOLM - TRANSFER WARREN 7:39
Date Added:5/7/2012
Track List:ANNOUNCER. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. ANNOUNCER & TODD/I SAW THE LIGHT.
Note:Apparently Todd did a stop at the Skansen Club in Stockholm during his leg with the Hello People in 1972. This is a little piece that was broadcast on local Stockholm radio July 10 1972. He performs Dream Goes on Forever and then talks a little with the announcer. And then he performs I Saw the Light with the Skansen Club's house band. Never was really in wide circulation. Guess you could say it's rare. ESSENTIAL. And awsome quality for 1972 (40 years ago)!~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1973 FANNY - 'MOTHERS PRIDE' LP (TRANSFERRED BY SHUBABY) 45:13
Date Added:8/23/2001
Track List:LAST MIGHT I HAD A DREAM. LONG ROAD HOME. OLD HAT. SOLID GOLD. IS IT REALLY YOU. ALL MINE. SUMMER SONG. POLECAT BLUES. BESIDE MYSELF. REGULAR GUY. I NEED YOU NEED ME. FEELINGS. IM SATISFIED.
Note:Shubaby does the trick with a great vinyl to cd transfer of the Todd produced gal-pseudo heavy band from the blue hair days. This is different. You know, when you look at all the different sounds Todd was involved in back then, its no wonder his own stuff really flowered out. Great sound/transfer.
1973 M. FROG LP TRANSFER BY SANDRA 39:28
Track List:WE ARE CRAZY. CHAMPEGARPAEN. TAKATYKITAKITE. SUCKLING-PIGS GAME. BROUSHNEIK. AMPHIBIAN CHAFF. WE ARE CRAZY (INSTRUMENTAL). HEY LITTLE LADY. MONKEY PEOPLE. WELCOME HOME. RELAX GOLIATH
Note:This was transferred by Sandra Winters from vinyl. Wonderful.. no surface noise..just like or even better than the original LP. Todd and crew appear. A wacky LP, but indicative of the scene bubbling around the edges of TR Utopia's sound. People say he didn't do anything, but this album sounds like an offshoot of that band. Very experimental at the time. Must have for completists.
1973 ROGER POWELL - 'COSMIC FURNACE' LP- DIGITAL TRANSFER BY T STORM HUNTER 49:57
Date Added:3/25/2001
Track List:ICTUS-the primordial pulse. LUMIA-dance of the nebulae. FOURNEAU COSMIQUE-the alchemical furnace of Cleopatra. HERMETIC ENIGMA-the fixed volatile (the answer is but another riddle). QUEENE ENFINESKA-the serenity of the lion in summer. TENSEGRITY-a dymaxion triptych
Note:T. Storm Hunter has done a wonderful job here on the xfer. The titles are a cross between acid and space age gooblygook, but the music is very different... and very much more influenced by Walter Carlos and Morton Subotnick than rock music. Todd would buy the album, and then would insist that Roger be invited to his infamous Birthday show in Central Park on 6/22/74. And Roger would then help guide the Utopia sound onward ('til they stopped in '86 and '92. This is super and a classic 'synth' release for fans of Todd, Roger and the synthesizer.
1973 'A WIZARD A TRUE STAR' - REEL TO REEL TAPE JON RISEN REEL TO REEL TRANSFER 55:43
Date Added:11/13/2006
Track List:THE WHOLE OF AWATS FROM REEL TO REEL TAPE
Note:Thanks to Jon (Mojo) and Jeff Gauss (Weavil) for getting this to us. It is slightly different in places than the vinyl (differences are subtle in mix, eq, etc...).No new tunes or anything or new mix, but fascinating to play side by side, and spot the differences at certain levels. Quite frankly this transfer from reels is history; for you have to remember that the extended amount of music Todd had put on the vinyl/album affected the sound greatly. This recording has none of that squeeze effect to it. AWSOME & ESSENTIAL~ Warren
1973 ROGER POWELL - 'COSMIC FURNACE' OUTTAKES DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN N/A
Date Added:9/15/2014
Track List:COSMIC FURNACE OUTTAKE 1.COSMIC FURNACE OUTTAKE 2.COSMIC FURNACE OUTTAKE 3 (CUTS).ARP ODYSSEY MAGAZINE FLEXIDISC 'ULTIMATE MUSICAL TRIP'.1978 OUTTAKE PIPELINE.
Note:Me not being a musician, I cannot tell from these first three awesome little electronic musical 'suites', if parts of them did not actually appear on Roger's 1973 'Cosmic Furnace' somewhere. But these are outtakes (that is, tunes that did not fully appear on the album). The fourth track is a flexi disc that was in a Arp Odyssey Magazine 1973 issue (The ARP surfacing in 1972 of course). The fifth track ('Pipeline') is an out-take from 1978. It missed showing up on Roger's Album 'Air Pocket' in 1980. However, it did appear on the 2006 CD Re-Issue as a bonus track titled 'Pipeline '76'~ Warren
1973 'A WIZARD A TRUE STAR' - 45RPM SAMPLER 'PREVIEW' PRO 562 (QNY0515-5 & 31,584) VINYL TRANSFER JEFF GAUSS 'WEAVIL' 4:30/4:54
Date Added:9/16/2014
Track List:INTERNATIONAL FEEL/NEVER NEVER LAND. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This a very cool find by my 'Pawdner In Crime' Weavil. And He's done a turn table transfer in 16bit - 441 for us. And the sound is spectacular.It's nothing we don't have already track wise, but it's a extremely obscure Bearsville 45rpm ‘Promotion Only Not For Sale’ sampler (which Bearsville hardly ever did in 1973...Screen Gems yes. Bearsville no). Bearsville does a little fade out at the end of 'Never Never Land'… We all know 'Tic Tic Tic, It Wears Off' kicked in very quickly on the album. It's just nice to have for collector's trophy reasons. And thank you Jeff! You probably own the only copy on the globe.~ Warren
1973 ROGER POWELL ARP FAMILY OF SYNTHESIZERS MUSIC & NARRATION FLEXIDISC TRANSFER ISTVAN 7:04/1:28/1:27
Date Added:9/28/2014
Track List:ARP FAMILY OF SYNTHESIZERS (MUSIC & NARRATION). ROGER POWELL ARP SAMPLER 1.ROGER POWELL ARP SAMPLER 2.
Note:Thanks to Istvan for this copy. I think these are another from ARP Magazine in 1973. About 1:44 mins into 'ARP Family', you can hear a piece about Roger with 'Glowing Far Horizon' and 'Ictus'. I don't know if the samplers appear on other Roger projects. I can't tell, but they’re wonderful.~ Warren
5/3/73 POST AUDITORIUM C.W. POST COLLEGE OF LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY AUDIENCE- LOW GEN TAPE FROM ISTVAN - TO FRANK B. - TO ME (MUCH UPGRADED OCT 2017) 71:07
Date Added:10/28/2017
Track List:DIVE BOMBIN'.UTOPIA THEME. BLACK MARIA. INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. TIC TIC TIC IT WEARS OFF. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. INSTRUMENTAL. WE ARE CRAZY. HITS AD LIB. DEVIL'S BITE/HEAVY METAL KIDS. UTOPIA THEME (REPRISE).
Note:Only recording known of the very first Utopia line-up. A real strange affair with Tony and Hunt Sales in the band for this two week wonder tour. Background vocals were lacking here but a great set list - from this short lived, barely promoted and aborted tour.This tape quality is really not all that bad after some work and reduction of the bass. Todd, Tony & Hunt Sales, Dave Mason and Jean Yves 'M Frog' Labat. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
I did a badly needed edit/upgrade Oct. 2017. It's the best we're going to get with the sound quality on this one. Very decent if I do say so myself~ Warren
Special Note: Story goes; that our low generation tape came to Frank B. (and eventually to me) in a trade from Istvan. Istvan coined the first take 'Dive Bombin' (basically that's what it sounds like) in reference to BeBe Buell's Father (Harold Buell) who was quite the Historic US Navy Pilot Hero in WWII. He flew a 'Helldiver' Bomber. Thank you Istvan!
11/73 DON KIRSHNER'S ROCK CONCERT (AIRED MARCH 10 1974) AUDIO DUB FROM TV BROADCAST 29.28
Date Added:3/7/2014
Track List:INTERNATIONAL FEEL.NEVER NEVER LAND.I SAW THE LIGHT.HEAVY METAL KIDS.UTOPIA THEME.THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD.THE IKON (HOW THE WEST WAS WON) EXCERPT.
Note:Much evidence points the fact that this show may have actually taken place in November 1973 at Hofstra University Long Island/Hempstead NY. Somebody did an excellent audio dub for us from the Don Kirshner's Rock Concert video. What's even better is we've just gotten an incredible upgrade of the video! And the ever faithful Joe Franks did us an upgrade on the audio that we added to it. This all is just PURE ESSENTIAL~ Warren
11/8/73 THE FOX THEATER ATLANTA GA (MOST LIKELY THE APRIL 25 1974 SHOW)
FM LP SOURCE (WARREN) 63:00
Date Added:10/3/2015
Track List:UTOPIA THEME. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE. SONS OF 1984. OPEN MY EYES. BLACK MARIA. THE LAST RIDE. SLUT.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.
Note:From DJ Promo Copy - Not For Sale vinyl w/o any groove noise - a classic from Warren's vaults. From a 96mHz 'first time/virgin needle drop' of the vinyl. Of course there are numerous tapes, boot CDs, boot LPs and torrents of this out there in circulation now. Most all very good. But we like this particular glorious sound vinyl drop the best. ESSENTIAL~ Tony
11/11/73 CINCINNATI COUNTERPART STUDIOS FM RADIO 56:39
Date Added:8/26/2017
Track List:I SAW THE LIGHT. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. PISS AARON. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HELLO, IT'S ME. UTOPIA THEME. BLACK MARIA. HUNGRY FOR LOVE. THE IKON (SEGMENTS).
Note:I think everything's already been said about this famous recording. Just an excellent broadcast from way back when. Performed on Cincinnati's WKRQ FM Radio from Counterpart Studios just three days after Todd Rundgren's Utopia's widely acclaimed showing in Atlanta, GA. Excellent quality from original vinyl transcript. ESSENTIAL
*2017-08-26 Update: Recently somebody (A Cincinnati native) shared their own personal recording on 'Soundcloud', of the FM Broadcast, on reel to reel. Probably the best upgrade of this show. Excellent quality/sound and stereo seperation!
11/12/73 THE AGORA COLUMBUS OH RADIO WNCI FM 98 BROADCAST - CLEANED, EDITED, TRANSFERRED BY PAUL RUSSO 56:29
Date Added:8/21/2012
Track List:UTOPIA THEME. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. IKON EXCERPT. BLACK MARIA. SUNSET BLVD. IKON EXCERPT. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IS IT MY NAME. HUNGRY FOR LOVE. IKON EXCERPT
Note:One of the the oldest live Broadcasts of Todd Rundgren's Utopia set in a venue/hall. WNCI FM 98. Sounds like mono to me, although it may be stereo with poor separation. It includes some pretty goofy comments by a Columbus Announcer , who even says, "...Todd's really jammin'...". (The sound is very good but not as great as the Atlanta Retro-Rock from 11/8/73 soundboard, of course). This was evidently broadcast originally on AM and FM. So it's funny that When The Shit Hits The Fan/Sunset Blvd. is performed uncensored. This is all from my low generation tape through Frank and done by Paul. Long traded tape that definitely has seen an upgrade on this digital transfer... We all know that great sounding early stuff is hard to find. We can get the real feel of living and listening to 'proto' Radio in 1973 from listening to this... Lots of character. ESSENTIAL~ Tony
11/13/73 DETROIT FORD THEATER 'BORN TO UTOPIA' BOOT (see entry below for the best recording of this show) DIGIGITALlY TRANSFERRED FROM THE BOOT VINYL 61:30/60:15
Track List:CD ONE: INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. LONG FLOWING ROBE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. YOU DON'T HAVE TO CAMP AROUND. A DREAM GOES FOREVER. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HELLO, IT'S ME. PISS AARON. WAILING WALL. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. UTOPIA THEME CD TWO: DON'T YOU EVER LEARN?. THE IKON (SEGMENT). BLACK MARIA. SUNSET BLVD. THE IKON (SEGMENT). NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IS IT MY NAME?. HUNGRY FOR LOVE. THE IKON (SEGMENT). JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:The booted version. Dubbed from the obscure double vinyl. See upgraded audience recording source (the original tapes) of this show below~ Warren
11/13/73 DETROIT FORD THEATER (2 SETS/2 CDS) AUDIENCE SOURCE (1st GENERATION TAPE UPGRADED BY FRANK BUBNICK). PLUS ANOTHER UPGRADE ALSO JOE FRANKS 43:00/73:00
Date Added:4/23/2014
Track List:DISC ONE/SET ONE: INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. LONG FLOWING ROBE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. YOU DON'T HAVE TO CAMP AROUND. A DREAM GOES FOREVER. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HELLO, IT'S ME. PISS AARON. WAILING WALL. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. DISC TWO/SET TWO: UTOPIA THEME. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. THE IKON (SEGMENT ONE). BLACK MARIA. TUNING/BAND INTROS. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. THE IKON (SEGMENT TWO). # 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IS IT MY NAME/UNKNOWN INSTRUMENTAL. HUNGRY FOR LOVE. THE IKON (SEGMENT THREE w/BASS SOLO/DRUM SOLO). JUST ONE VICTORY. DANCING IN THE STREETS
Note:After Frank Bubnick was done with this one, I think it's the best audience recording from the 1973 'floor show' (The first set being Todd performing with taped soundtrack music, then an intermission followed by the lenghthy banded Utopia set... in all it's glory and light show). Massey Hall is maybe a wee bit better on the second set...BUT being that this was around the time I first became fanatic with Todd; THIS is likely my favorite cherished all time live recording EVER. Also to mention: The solo set includes a rare performance of 'You Don't have To Camp Around'. And the Utopia set and the show ends with a the band's version of 'Dancing in The Streets'... Kind of a salute to Detroit (MoTown). Our tape is first generation as well. Absolutely ESSENTIAL.~ Warren
Update 9/1/12: We also just got a re-tweeked/mastered version of it from our pal Joe Franks. And it's a VERY good job! Thanks Joe!
11/14/73 MASSEY HALL TORONTO CANADA (COMPLETE) AUDIENCE (TRANSFER/EQ/EDIT PAUL RUSSO,WARREN HEWETSON FROM FRANK BUBNICK MASTER)w/REMNANTS FROM ISTVAN 44:28:41/66:03:73
Date Added:3/29/2014
Track List:DISC ONE: INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. LONG FLOWING ROBE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HELLO IT'S ME. PISS AARON. WAILING WALL. HEAVY METAL KIDS. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. DISC TWO: UTOPIA THEME. BLACK MARIA. SUNSET BLVD. THE IKON (SEGMENT 1). NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR . IS IT MY NAME/BLUESY INSTRUMENTAL. HUNGRY FOR LOVE. THE IKON (SEGMENT 2). JUST ONE VICTORY. SLUT. ENCORE APPLAUSE. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU (PARTIAL)
Note:* 2014-04-28 Upgrade:Another 1973 'Holy Grail', that has been sitting around in the hidden vaults, for what I think is decades, is the last portion of the 1973 Massey Hall Show. Finally! Most, if not all, of you/us have had the Show ending with 'Is It My Name'. I've noticed this on a couple of torrent sites as such too. The audience recording originally surfaced in our Todd Rundgren tape trading circulation from Frank Bubnick's Masters of the original taper's Cassettes (and not to be confused with some trades that were mixed with 'You Don't Have To Camp Around' and 'Don't You Ever Learn' from the 1973 Ford Theatre Detroit Show. Why they did that... I do not know). However, the last portion of this 1973 Toronto show was on the B side of some other tapings apparently, and missed getting in on most trading exchanges. Istvan & I have this missing piece, and I now have it here for the show to be in it's entirety.
The missing tracks were 'Hungry for Love', another segment of 'The Ikon', 'Just One Victory','SLUT', some encore crowd applause & partial 'Couldn't I Just Tell You'. So here's the whole Show in all it's glory, for those of you that don't have it. I divided the show into just how it was performed. Two seperate sets (divided by an intermission). And again, it's all from original Taper's MASTER cassettes. This a magnificent quality audience recording. ESSENTIAL Historic record.~ Warren
11/16/73 (SCHMIDT FIELDHOUSE) XAVIER UNIVERSITY CINCINNATI OH AUDIENCE (EQ FRANK BUBNICK) 5:09:49
Date Added:8/21/2012
Track List:NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
Note:Very good audience recording (after Bubnick tweeked it) for 39 years ago. This one track only. It cuts immediately after a couple of seconds of Is It My Name. But we get the whole tune in all it's glory. Todd's guitar very much out front here. Vocals a little 'concert hallish' but instruments very clear. Wish we had more of this Cincinnati show. Anybody? ESSENTIAL for true collectors.~ Warren
11/17/73 CHICAGO ARIE CROWN THEATER AUDIENCE- DIGITAL TRANSFER BY T STORM HUNTER(EDITED/MASTERED PAUL RUSSO) 39:32/57:13
Date Added:8/5/2015
Track List:SET ONE (TODD SOLO w/PIANO & TAPES):INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. LONG FLOWING ROBE. BANTER/INTRO. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. BANTER/INTRO. A DREAM GOES FOREVER. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HELLO ITS ME. PISS AARON.HEAVY METAL KIDS. LE FEEL INTERNCIONALE/MC FOR INTERMISSION. SET TWO (UTOPIA/BAND SET): TUNING. UTOPIA THEME. BLACK MARIA. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. THE IKON (SEGMENT 1). NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMIONATOR. IS IT MY NAME. PA/TECH PROBLEMS. HUNGRY FOR LOVE. THE IKON EXCERPT (SEGMENT 2) (CUTS - ONLY 29 SECS)
Note:Another triumph in collaberation with Frank and Paul. And probably the best 1973 record we have phonics-wise. (A bit better than Detroit) from this era when The Ikon was still a bunch of smaller pieces. Performance is clear & tight. Yes, an exceptional audience recording considering amateur technology 42 years ago. At first take, we would think this was a tape from the soundboard technician, (it could be) except there’s the small bit of ‘chatter’ from somebody close to the tape source. The biggest problem(s) with this performance (and not the taper’s error) are; …first…Todd’s vocals are grating/broken and squeaky (you can hear him apologize for this before ‘It Wouldn’t have made Any Difference’. Caused by previous shows in Toronto, Cincinnati & Detroit). His vocals are particularly rough during ‘Long Flowing Robe’. And just as his voice seems to be ‘back’, with the second set with the band,…then …the theater’s PA ‘drops out ‘ 30 minutes into the set (at about 1:24 into ‘Is It My Name’). You can hear the band members discuss it, and Todd says, ‘We got problems…but we’re not just going to stand around and wait”. And the sound system just really never recovers. An witness/attendee at this show also points this out. And we have photos from this performance of Todd sharing a ‘mic’ with John Siegler during the Band set to try to overcome the sound problem. And as was always the problem with Todd’s two set shows in late 1973 and early 1974, the tapers ran out of recording tape (as mentioned in many of the above posts). In this case, we run out of music not quite half way through the second set…after 29 seconds into the second Ikon segment. From the opening of International Feel to the closing of #1 Lowest Common Denominator, this recording is good quality and an ESSENTIAL ‘partial’ to have. And the bad parts are great - if just for posterity.~ Warren
12/73 MIDNIGHT SPECIAL STAGES NY (AIRED 12/7/73) DUB FROM VIDEO N/A
Date Added:5/28/2012
Track List:BLACK MARIA. HELLO IT'S ME.
Note:Very VERY good audio dub from the Midnight Special Show which aired 12/7/73...you know, the famous one with the 'Peacock Feathers' (smile). Be Be Buell calls it the 'Maneating Peacock' costume. Todd's drag friend Nicky adorned him with this makeup and costume props. It was a shock surprise 'appearance' to everybody of course. Paul Fishkin claims this garb sabatoged Todd's early career.~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1974 THE HELLO PEOPLE - HANDSOME DEVILS 24/96 LP/VINYL (TRANSFER - JEFF 'WEAVIL' GAUSS) 40:04
Date Added:10/12/2014
Track List:FUTURE SHOCK. FINGER POPPIN TIME. TAKE THE LOVE ON YOUR BODY. DESTINY. RIPPED AGAIN. LISTEN TO YOUR HEART. CREEGO. CRY BABY. JUST ONE VICTORY. HOW HIGH IS THE MOON. SAVE A DANCE FOR ME
Note:One of the classic Todd 74 productions from the old defunct ABC label brought back from the dead by my Partner Jeff. Super 24/96 transfer from super clean vinyl. Clearly a dated LP but a great mix of old and new tunes and JOV...recd at Secret Sound---"Since this is the first Hello People record in years, the first temptation is to be historical about the band. But a band that has outlasted most other American bands since 67 has so much history that obviously something else makes them still worth recording in 74. That something can hopefully now be heard as successfully as it has been seen in the past" TR (1974)
Thank you Jeff, for the recent 24/96 magnificent transfer from vinyl~ Warren
1974 THE 'banded' IKON (and other Toddities) LPS, EP, STUDIO (TRANSFERS BY FRANK BUBNICK, JON RISEN, LARRY CLARK & RON NAPOLI) 75:17
Date Added:3/24/2014
Track List:INTERVIEW 1974 WITH TODD, THE IKON (TRACKS 2-8, BANDED), VOTER 1972 AD WITH TODD, VOTER AD 1972 TODD WITH FLO AND EDDIE #I, VOTER 72 AD W/ FLO/EDDIE #2, 1978 CONVERSATION WITH TODD AND PATTI SMITH, IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE (BTTB EDITED "45" VERSION), WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN (WHITE LABEL PROMO AWATS VERSION WITH "BLEEPS"), WANT OF A NAIL (SINGLE VERSION EDITED), INTERVIEW ABOUT WANT OF A NAIL (FROM PROMO CD SINGLE)
Note:What, you say, is the 'banded' Ikon? It is the Ikon, in all its splendor, cut into FM radio playable sections by Bearsville, each of which has a central theme of some sort chronologically through the piece. This appears on the flip side of Frank Bubnick's White label Bearsville Promo LP (see entry below). Just a fascinating view into how Todd thought this should be accomplished. Personally, I wish that ‘You Don't Have To Be Afraid’ was longer. If there is a single type on that side (which there is not, really) it would be that tune.
Larry Clark adds the voter ads from a vinyl source - the Flo and Eddie stuff is pretty funny. Todd & Patti Smith conversation is way out there. It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference is the 45 version live 1978. We also include another rare Bearsville (White label) Promo of When The Shit Hits The Fan with 'bleeps' of course. The Want of a Nail was from a promo cd single. Pretty high quality stuff too~ Tony
*2014-03-24 Update:This just in from my Buddy 'across the pond'. Istvan just supplied us with all three Bearsville Promo vinyl versions of The 'Banded' Ikon! The White Label Promo of the Utopia album (4 bands), the White Label Promo with the Todd interview (7 bands) and the American Forces album (3 bands).And all transferred to 48K 16bits (with removed scratches and such). Thank you Istvan!~ Warren
1974 BEARSVILLE INTERVIEW PROMO LP WARNER BROS. #PRO 597 PROMO LP 15:03
Track List:INTERVIEW
Note:A neat little interview that Bearsville put out to the media in form of a Promotional LP. ESSENTIAL for the Todd Collector.~ Warren
1974 HALL AND OATES - WAR BABIES JAPANESE CD (O.O.P.)- ROGER STEEL 43:30
Date Added:5/4/2012
Track List:CANT STOP THE MUSIC (HE PLAYED IT MUCH TOO LONG). IS IT A STAR?. BEANNIE G AND THE ROSE TATTOO. YOURE MUCH TOO SOON. 70S SCENERIO. WAR BABY, SON OF ZORRO. IM WATCHING YOU (A MUTANT ROMANCE). BETTER WATCH YOUR BACK. SCREAMING THROUGH DECEMBER. JOHNNY GORE AND THE C EATERS
Note:This is a touchy one, in that I'm sure at this time, it's out of print. As soon as its back in, I'll remove it. Roger Steel did this (and a group of classics to come for us). His contribution is huge, and cannot be overstated. He's collected and preserved for decades now- Thanks Roger! so, what about the cd? it truly is the lost TR Utopia album. Todd is all over this. His chords, voicings, productions , Willie playing with that metal snare sound Ellman had on Everybodys Going To Heaven...it's all here-some great songs with some left field twists..the strangest Hall and Oates album you'll ever hear-an almost exact compromise between Todd- "Todd" and "Abandon Lunchonette"....If you dont have this, you dont have all the Todd albums..it is one of the great productions and reeks of Todd's influence.~ Tony
2/74 MIDNIGHT SPECIAL STAGES NY (AIRED 2/8/74) AUDIO DUB FROM VIDEO N/A
Date Added:5/28/2012
Track List:COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER
Note:Excellent audio dub from Midnight Special show that aired 2/8/74~ Warren
2/1/74 DICK CLARK'S ABC 'IN CONCERT' AQUARIUS THEATRE LOS ANGELES CA TV/FM SIMUL-CAST WDAI BROADCAST (AIR DATE: FEB 1 1974) 2:48/5:22/4:37
Date Added:7/22/2017
Track List:A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. JUST ONE VICTORY. HELLO IT'S ME
Note:Excellent audio from the FM portion of a TV/FM Simulast cast by WDAI in Chicago February 1974.And what a incredible performance of all three tunes. This date has always been a dispute (Fall of 1973 or Spring of 1974). Judging by the outfits and bandset, this could very well be winter of 1973. But at the end of the 'Hello It's Me' segment, you in see in the age old b&w video that the credits read "Dick Clark productions, Recorded at the Aquarius Theatre Los Angeles CA 1974". And Todd Rundgren's Utopia didn't tour California in 1973. I also understand that although 3 tunes were all that was filmed for TV by Dick Clark Productions, Todd performed an entire show that night. Wouldn't it be nice to have that!!? Anybody?~ Warren
3/15/74 GANNON COLLEGE ERIE PA AUDIENCE DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN 45:00
Date Added:6/15/2012
Track List:THE IKON (CUTS IN). SONS OF 1984
Note:This is a pretty bad recording of some of the last set. It is listed here only because we wanted to cover 1974 completely with all the possible cassettes in the Archive. This one is definetly only for the die-hard.~ Warren
3/19/74 GRAND VALLEY DOME GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY GRAND RAPIDS MI AUDIENCE (RUSSO UPGRADE) 72:11/72:13
Date Added:9/28/2014
Track List:DISC ONE: INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. ZEN ARCHER. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HELLO, IT'S ME. PISS AARON. HEAVY METAL KIDS. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. DISC TWO: UTOPIA THEME. BLACK MARIA. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. THE LAST RIDE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IS IT MY NAME. THE IKON (CUTS)
Note:I've changed this entry description to 'Upgrade' for this show, for it has been recently edited. We've taken this first generation copy from the tapers Master Cassette to another level in quality. Fortunately, the taper's raw tapes are pretty good to start with. This first set is now wonderful. The second set (The Utopia Set) was a tough one...Due to the energy and volume of the band captured by the taper. Much distortion has been removed from these performances and most of the good phonics have been brought up front. The last three tracks are not as strong as the others, but in all, I feel that this is now one of the best audience recordings we have from Spring 1974. Unfortunately this is another audience recording show that ends prematurely. Keep in mind, that it was a time when tapers were flipping tape sides or putting another cassette in and/or ran out of tape during this half of the show due to the length of the songs. Thus we only have 19:37 minutes of the Ikon (at this time - usually a 40 minute performance). And missing (not recorded) is 'Sons of 1984', 'SLUT' & 'Couldn't I Just Tell You. The guitar playing is excellent! We got our master from Aronson, which we believe is the best surviving copy of the original taper's cassettes.~ Warren
3/23/74 AKRON CIVIC CENTER AKRON OH - "A WIZARD/A UTOPIA STAR" BOOT BOOT CD 63:14/74:36
Date Added:5/4/2012
Track List:CD ONE: INTERNATIONAL FEEL, NEVER NEVER LAND. ZEN ARCHER. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HELLO, IT'S ME. PISS AARON. HEAVY METAL KIDS. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. UTOPIA THEME. BLACK MARIA. CD TWO: DON'T YOU EVER LEARN?. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE. SUNSET BLVD. THE LAST RIDE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. THE IKON (CUTS)
Note:The question is why? A pretty bad effort to make a pretty bad sounding boot CD. If you need it, it is listenable and a keeper for us archivists... but again 'The Ikon' ends just short of it's entirety (43:33 Mins). Somebody may tackle it one day and make a decent edit? So this is source 1. See entry on other source 2~ Warren
3/23/74 AKRON CIVIC CENTER AKRON OH AUDIENCE (LONG/MOST COMPLETE VERSION) 39:30/1:46:14
Date Added:3/25/2015
Track List:FIRST SET: INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. ZEN ARCHER. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE. HELLO IT'S ME. PISS AARON. HEAVY METAL KIDS. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. SECOND SET: UTOPIA THEME.BLACK MARIA. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN.KING KONG REGGAE. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. THE LAST RIDE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IS IT MY NAME.THE IKON. SONS OF 1984. SLUT. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.
Note:This more complete version was previously lost from our vaults. We got a replacement for it through new trade. The Taper remains unidentified, but this is proposed to be 1st Generation copy off the Master cassettes. Same audience recording that was offered as a Boot CD (very muddy audio) decades ago, but this one much pleasantly clearer, and pretty much the complete performance ('Just One Victory'- probably the final encore tune, is missing).A COMPLETE 'IKON' HERE! A couple of tiny skips in 'Ikon' but hardly noticeable. We did some equalizing to balance out the channel levels and much of the bass distortion is removed. Now it's one of the better Spring 1974 shows we have. Vocals are very much up front on this one. Still some audience applause and clapping is present. But this 'Revisit' to this age old audience recording is a ESSENTIAL 'must have' for the serious collector.~ Warren
*2015-04-03 Update: Courtesy of Joe Franks, we have a truly 're-mastered' version of this 'IKON'. He's done an incredible job with this full track and it is truly worthy of my collectors trophy shelf!
3/28/74 WLS FM CHICAGO 'MUSIC PEOPLE' INTERVIEW W/ JOHN LANDECKER FM BROADCAST 00:13
Date Added:8/17/2014
Track List:TODD RUNDGREN INTERVIEW W/JOHN LANDECKER
'MUSIC PEOPLE'
WLS FM RADIO
CHICAGO IL
MARCH 28 1974
Note:Not great sound. But super rare. Not many audio interviews on record from this time (except 1974 Bearsville's Promo Interview). This was during Todd Rundgren's Utopia 'stand' at The Auditorium Chicago IL on March 28 1974 (Of course, Todd's show at this time, consisted of Todd performing the first set solo - with the instrumentals played via background/soundtrack tapes. There was a short intermission, and then the 6 piece Utopia performed a long second set in all it's glory & light show). Todd appears here for a very short talk with WLS Chicago Radio DJ John Landecker for about 13 minute mini episode of 'Music People'. It's called 'Part 1', but we don't know of any other parts other than this segment. I like Landecker's comment about Todd's hair. And it's an interesting chat. But Todd doesn't have enough time to talk about Utopia, the 'concept' and/or the individual members. No concert excerpts here either. But essential stuff.~ Warren
4/2/74 KANSAS CITY MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM KS AUDIENCE SOURCE 90:00
Date Added:4/24/2014
Track List:BLACK MARIA. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN.KING KONG REGGAE. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. THE LAST RIDE. #1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IS IT MY NAME. THE IKON (Cuts 41 mins). THE IKON (Contd 23 secs.) SONS OF 1984. BREAK BANTER. SLUT. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.
Note:Another very good quality audience gem that first made the early trading circles less the last few tracks. We don't know that the first half of the show (Todd performing solo with background tapes) was recorded. But this second set is now a little more complete, thanks to a 'find' by Istvan! The missing last tracks were a 23 sec partial ending of 'The Ikon', 'Sons of 1984',a little 42 second banter, 'SLUT' and 'Couldn't I Just Tell You'.
Having said all that, it's also important to mention that 'The Utopia Theme' which always opened this set is also absent. But I think what we now have (so far)is a piece of historic record and a very enjoyable listen. And we can just dream that maybe one day the whole show in it's entirety will miraculously. 'The Ikon' is letter perfect and played almost note for note identical to the album version less the vocals. Was the eyeball album still being tinkered with or what?...Todd announces they'd not done it before!?.. sound is pretty strong. Performance instrumentally is stunning...this may be as tight as they ever got as the 6 PIECE BIG UNIT. I feel its the best performed version of 'The Ikon' (mistake-free and tight-wise...40+ min). Unique is the appearance of It My Name...the tune was part of '73 but not frequent at all in '74 (Hmmmm...performed at the 4/14/74 Boston Show too).~ Tony & Warren
4/2/74 KANSAS CITY MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM KS AUDIENCE (2nd SOURCE GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 83:00
Date Added:9/2/2016
Track List:(CUTS IN)ZEN ARCHER. BLACK MARIA. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. THE LAST RIDE. #1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IS IT MY NAME. THE IKON. SONS OF 1984 (CUTS OUT).(CUTS IN) SONS OF 1984
Note:Newly uncovered second source of an audience recording for this show. Geoff Laurenzo comes through with a decades old rare morsel (MASTER Tape) As is our first source, it's only a partial second half of the show, but this capture has the full 46 minute 'Ikon' performance. I made the vocals a little more up front and the instrumentation is clear. I think this thing sparkles! And here also, we have a just a taste of the first set with some of 'Zen Archer' too. This second set recording ('The Utopia Set') ends after 'Sons of 1984' (Geoff's recording is split in two/Tape flip). So, not recorded were 'Utopia' and encores, 'SLUT', 'Couldn't I Just Tell You' & 'Just One Victory'. Geoff's brother Rick tells us, "I was there, with my brother, as well that night. I had forgotten how long The Ikon was. 45 minutes! With breaks the show ran just north of 3 hours. He just didn't have enough tape & batteries." Die hards would enjoy this, if just for the entire 'Ikon'~ Warren
4/17/74 THE ORPHEUM THEATER BOSTON MA AUDIENCE 67:51 / 73:13
Date Added:2/5/2015
Track List:DISC ONE: INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. ZEN ARCHER. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGTMARE SONG. HELLO IT'S ME. PISS AARON. HEAVY METAL KIDS. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. DISC TWO: UTOPIA THEME. BLACK MARIA. DONT YOU EVER LEARN. EVERYBODYS GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KING REGGAE. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. THE LAST RIDE. OPEN MY EYES. #1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IS IT MY NAME. Note:
Note:An incredible audience recording. Soundboard like. Wish I knew who to give credit to for the upgrade/EQ/Re-master that we have now (I understand that it was initially a mono recording). This thing is grand. Probably the best recording of what we call the Winter of 1973/Spring of 1974 'Floor Show'. In which Todd performs the first set solo - with the instrumentals played via background/soundtrack tapes. There was a short intermission, after ‘Le Feel Internacionale’... And THEN the 6 piece Utopia performs a long second set in all it's glory & light show. But set two is cut short here after 'Is It My Name'...damn it! That was always a problem in those old days...we'd run out of tape (cassette). Missing: 'The Ikon', 'Sons of 1984', 'SLUT' & 'Couldn't I Just Tell You'.However, THIS IS ESSENTIAL to all the old head collectors and Todd Rundgren's Utopia Historians. Very limited audience chatter. A true 'Holy Grail'! *This entry is to correct the wrong date we had of April 14 1974 (as opposed to the 17th – the correct date). Thanks to the correction from BK of Jems~ Warren
4/28/74 ELLIS AUDITORIUM MEMPHIS TN 2nd GEN AUDIENCE SOURCE (BABCOCK) & ADD ONS (ISTVAN) 135:20
Date Added:9/30/2015
Track List:INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. ZEN ARCHER. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. LORD CHANCELLOR’S NIGHTMARE SONG. HELLO IT'S ME. PISS AARON (TAPE FLIP). HEAVY METAL KIDS. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. INSTRUMENTAL 'JAM' LEAD IN/UTOPIA THEME. BLACK MARIA. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN/EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE/TIC TIC TIC (TAPE FLIP). THE LAST RIDE. OPEN MY EYES. THE IKON PART 1. (CUTS IN)THE IKON PART 2 (INCLUDES 'WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN'). SONS OF 1984. BAND INTROS. SLUT. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
TAPER 'INTERVIEWS' TODD.
*2015-09-24 Add on. Istvan has found some additional material from his tapes of what sounds like a second source?(Tunes above in italics)

Note:Has showed up in bits and pieces in circulation. Thank you Jon Babcock for the 2nd Gen Audience source of the whole thing! And thank you Istvan for your additional tracks from your old tapes!~ Warren
5/3/74 SANTA MONICA CIVIC CENTER SANTA MONICA CA AUDIENCE (DIGITAL TRANSFER FROM JEMS FIRST GENERATION CASSETTES) 150:00
Date Added:1/14/2017
Track List:SET ONE: INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. ZEN ARCHER. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HELLO, IT'S ME. PISS AARON. HEAVY METAL KIDS. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. SET TWO: UTOPIA THEME. BLACK MARIA. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE. WHEN THE SHITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. THE LAST RIDE. OPEN MY EYES. THE IKON. SONS OF 1984. SLUT. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Most of you are familiar with the JEMS group. They have shipped to me their entire collection of rare Todd Cassetes (long story). This Santa Monica 1974 is my first digital transfer from the mass of tapes. This one is supposedly the 1st generation, and I believe that. And much improved over what I think is in circulation.The only issues with these two tapes are many tape slips and gaps. And most noticeable; The'Taper's' (John Rude?) babble during 'It Wouldn't have Made Any Difference', 'Don't You Ever Learn' and 'Open My Eyes'. I've removed/patched/repaired much of all that. Having said all that, there were also a few tracks that Istvan (Isi) had upgraded versions of, that actually sounded better than the JEMS tapes, and I patched those in. And thank you Istan for that! We think this is almost a complete show for the most part (even the 34 min Ikon). Maybe missing (not recorded) is 'Is It My Name'? Todd (and Utopia) put on an EXCELLENT performance here. Just listen to the audience's screaming applause.
So, this is my first installment from the JEMS quality collection (and there's a bunch of rare quality tapes here). And what I think we have here is an awesome representation of this Spring 1974 'Floor Show'! And one our best out of what we have of that leg of Todd's 1974 Tour. It will actually fit on two discs. But, I like to seperate Todd's set from the Utopia set. So, I use three.~ Warren P.S. This not to be confused with my poor tapes trying to be resurrected by Joe Franks (fartherobliv) in my 2012 post at http://forum.trconnection.com/viewthread.php?tid=9766#pid174228. Joe did magic. And he's great at what he does. But he only had so much to work with what I gave him. So this replaces that, and I've deleted the earler MediaFire links to save room on fastly filling space in my MediaFire account~ Warren
5/18/74 McFARLIN AUDITORIUM DALLAS TX AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:4/28/2012
Track List:UTOPIA THEME.BLACK MARIA.DON'T YOU EVER LEARN/EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE/WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD.THE LAST RIDE. OPEN MY EYES.THE IKON.SONS OF 1984. BAND INTROS. SLUT. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.
Note:Last set of the Dallas show.Not bad quality audience recording. A little muffle and 'bassy' (back-beat)~ Warren
6/22/74 SCHAEFER MUSIC FESTIVAL/CENTRAL PARK/WOLLMAN RINK NEW YORK CITY (Todd's Birthday) AUDIENCE SOURCE (ENHANCED BY 'BOOTS' WALKER) 69:59/62:44
Date Added:5/4/2012
Track List:CD ONE: HELLO IT'S ME. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. DUST IN THE WIND. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU. DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. UTOPIA THEME. BLACK MARIA. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. CD TWO: INTRO TO IKON. IKON. FIREWORKS/JAM. OPEN MY EYES. SONS OF 1984. SLUT. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Finally, one of the most of the old traded shows, it has been dutifully transferred to CD-R via Hiroshi Kawauchi. A dramatic inprovement is had here on the band set. It really sounds better than it ever has. The first set is the piano singalong event that started the concert (with Hall and Oates guesting among others) and the second set being 'Todd Rundgren's Utopia' in all it's glory & light show (loads of photos from the event). Really a cool show that includes a full Ikon...Todd's birthday fireworks and a free form Birthday jam! A MUST HAVE for any Todd Rundgren audio rarities collector~ FUGGING ESSENTIAL~ Warren
7/74 SYRIA MOSQUE PITTSBURGH PA AUDIENCE 41:09
Date Added:6/9/2015
Track List:LAST RIDE (CUTS IN - ONLY 1 MIN). BANTER. OPEN MY EYES. INTRO TO THE IKON. THE IKON (33 MINS THEN CUTS OUT)
Note:Another ugly audience recording. But listenable and very rare.This one always on the tail end of somebody's tape (Side B) circulating around in the Todd traders circle as 'Chestnut Ridge Park Hamburg, NY' or 'Syria Mosque Pittsburgh, PA'. All we know is this show was recorded sometime in eary July 1974. But it's fun to listen to it if solely for Todd's short little banter before 'Open My Eyes' and we get almost the whole Ikon (although a very hard listen)~ Warren
7/5/74 THREE RIVERS STADIUM PITTSBURGH PA AUDIENCE 31:00/24:47
Date Added:6/9/2015
Track List:SIDE A: UTOPIA THEME. BANTER. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. SIDE B: BLACK MARIA. NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IS IT MY NAME. BANTER. OPEN MY EYES.
Note:A extremely rare, but poor, audience recording (as would be expected from Stadium type acoustics). Albeit a bad recording, it is listenable. And the performance is awesome, and kind of a fun listen to Todd's banter before 'Open My Eyes' about a outside 'Pop Festival in Pittsburgh' and the 'porta potties'. You can hear some firecrackers going off, being this is near the 'Fourth of July' too. This is may be the entire set by Utopia (as opposed to the complete 1974 Floorshow - with the first set Todd solo with taped accompanyment) for they were on the same bill as The Band and Eric Clapton (being the last Main Act). This was Robbie Robertson's (The Band) Birthday as well. There's a decent audience recording of Eric Clapton's performance floating around out there. BeBe Buell also shares some of her photos on-line of her and Todd walking around the ball field.
7/13/74 ERIC CLAPTON MADISON SQUARE GARDEN AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:4/25/2012
Track List:DISC 1:INTRO.SMILE.LET IT GROW.CAN'T FIND MY WAY HOME.WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE.GET READY.LET IT RAIN.KEY TO THE HIGHWAY.BADGE.DISC 2:BLUES POWER.HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN.LAYLA.PRESENCE OF THE LORD.STEADY ROLLIN' MAN.CROSSROADS.BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY.LITTLE QUEENIE (WITH TODD).
Note:Awsome special appearance by Todd on encore 'Little Queenie'. It would be nice to have Todd Rundgren's Utopia performance this evening. Anybody? He was on the bill as well. There are some excellent B&W photos of Todd's portion at http://vintagerockphotos.com
8/24/74 MASONIC TEMPLE AUDITORIUM DETROIT MI AUDIENCE (DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN) 42:09/26:01
Date Added:4/28/2012
Track List:CD ONE: UTOPIA THEME. BLACK MARIA. DONT YOU EVER LEARN?. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE.WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. THE LAST RIDE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR (BEGINNING) CD TWO: NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR (ENDING). IS IT MY NAME. DO YA. IKON (EXCERPT).SLUT. SONS OF 1984
Note:Pretty poor audience recording of the last half of this show, but listenable & a keeper for us archivists. Originally, we thought this to be an audience recording at Pine Knob Pavillion, Clarkston, MI. Recent strong evidence tells us this is Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, MI. Regardless of getting the history straight, this is rather an insignificant recording except for my collecting reasons. We feel that 'it is what it is' and non-upgradeable~ Warren
8/31/74 ASHBURY CONVENTION CENTER ASHBURY NJ AUDIENCE 48:00/35:00
Date Added:10/7/2012
Track List:DISC ONE: UTOPIA THEME. TUNING/TODD TALK. BLACK MARIA. TUNING/TODD TALK. DON’T YOU EVER LEARN. EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HEAVEN. KING KONG REGGAE. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IS IT MY NAME. DO YA. DISC TWO: THE IKON (CUTS- ABOUT 4 MINUTES SHORT)
Note:This is a new found treasure. From my buddy Frank Bubnick’s vaults. I don’t think this is within the collector’s trading circle yet either. Incredible sound…near excellent. This audience recording (unknown taper) captures the 'Utopia' second set (The first set being Todd solo with background tapes) with precision. Love to have the whole show, but this is awesome.~ Warren

I add this 1974 Press snippett that Istvan provided us: "According to The Press - Rundgren Rock: Brilliant Summer Finale. Rundgren opened with Black Maria, a song of his biggest selling album, Something/Anything. His style of jumping and prancing all over the stage in response to his music and to the audience's appreciation of the musical vibrations add to his performance in a distinctive and flamboyant manner. Evrybodys Going To Heaven, Don't You Ever Learn and a classy Why Don't You Love Me followed. All the credit should not be directed towards Rundgren. Without Utopia he would be lost. They are one of the best backup bands in a long, long time. Moogy Klingman on keyboards could easily be a top notch solo performer. After a brief intermission Rundgren was back, this time without Utopia. Accompanying himself on piano he sang his immensly popular single Hello, It's Me and an exciting A Dream Goes On Forever. Both tunes were smooth and firm, put together note by note with undeniable professionalism. Back came Utopia and the best set of the night got off the ground. Rundgren described the musical menagerie as his interpretation of a futuristic constitutional convention for the state of Utopia. Rundgren and company travelled through a lavish and deeply penetrating array of tempo changes, keyboard dialogues and blazing guitar solos that sent the audience charging towards the stage, demanding more. Sons of 1984 usually ends all Rundgren shows but this time it led to two other encores. Three hours of the best rock n' roll of the summer."
10/16/74 CLEVELAND MUSIC HALL CLEVELAND OH 'UPGRADE' AUDIENCE SOURCE FRANK BUBNICK'S TAPE PROFESSIONAL EDIT SOFTWARE BY PAUL RUSSO 71:16/64:46
Track List:CD ONE: UTOPIA THEME. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. ANOTHER LIFE. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. REAL MAN. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. THE WHEEL. GOOD TIMES WERE BETTER. SUNSET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNCIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. CD TWO: BASSBALL. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS. DO YA. FREAK PARADE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. THE SPARK OF LIFE. GOON. SLUT. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU
Note:ESSENTIAL! Without question one of the best 70s audience recordings we have ever heard. Clean and clear stereo with very little boominess to it. The recording is a little uneven in spots due to microphone movement, but overall very clear. The crowd is fairly respectful choosing to be mellow during the tunes and going wild at the end. The show is nothing short of outstanding. You can hear between one of the songs the guys recording the show going "...wow what a great show...". Sounds like you're sitting in the 15th row center 1974. Apparently, Roger's main synthesizer equipment didn't make the trip to the show. So the band improvised. It's funny though, I can't tell anything's missing. Missing maybe a lengthy solo Roger was doing during this time? A Retro Engineered version from Paul Russo. Paul took Frank Bubnick's original tapes,converted them to digital, and utilized various Mac based professional editing software to perfect the sound onto CD. He did a very good job. Presence is excellent and the dynamic range is preserved without the hiss.
10/20/74 NEW YORK CITY RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL DONALD DAVIDSON/FRANK BUBNICK/PAUL RUSSO 58:56/60:41/60:58
Date Added:12/4/2002
Track List:CD ONE: TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (INTRO). UTOPIA THEME. DONT YOU EVER LEARN?. THE SEVEN RAYS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. REAL MAN. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. ROGER SOLO. THE WHEEL CD TWO: RALPH CLAVINET SOLO/GOOD TIMES WERE BETTER. WHEN THE SHOT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. BASSBALL. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. MOOGY SOLO/NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS. DO YA. FREAK PARADE. CD THREE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE (CUTS IN). SPARK OF LIFE. GOON. TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (EXCERPT). THE IKON. SONS OF 1984. SLUT. HEAVY METAL KIDS. JUST ONE VICTORY (CUTS)
Note:I picked this up from Sara K.(thanks!)- a super find with extended solos for each of the keyboard dudes as well an in between version of Seven Rays...(between the superior-in my opinion- version on Don Kirshners and the final Another Life version)-you have to hear this one...hats off to Frank, Paul Russo and Don Davidson who have added an old classic to the cannon...ESSENTIAL~ Tony
10/27/74 TOLEDO SPORTS ARENA TOLEDO OH (PROBABLY - 10/25/74) AUDIENCE SOURCE (DIGITAL TRANSFER FROM JEMS LOW GENERATION) 67:41/72:25
Date Added:1/14/2017
Track List:CD ONE: UTOPIA THEME. SUNSET BLVD. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN?. ANOTHER LIFE. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. REAL MAN. THE WHEEL. THE LAST RIDE. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. CD TWO: FREAK PARADE. DO YA. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. THE SPARK OF LIFE. TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (EXCERPT). THE IKON. SONS OF 1984. SLUT. HEAVY METAL KIDS. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Missing maybe (Not recorded) are ‘Good Times Were Better (by Ralph),’ ‘Bassball’(by John Seiglar), ‘Night In New Orleans’(by Moogy),The Spark Of Life’ and ‘Goon’
Another JEMS installment. This is much better than what’s in circulation. It’s kind of ‘Soundboardish. The onliest thing is that JEMS has the Tapes mislabeled as 1975-07-15 Toledo Arena OH Master recording. Which is hard now to believe this is a MASTER. How could they do that!? I think some others may be mislabeled now. But granted first listen to most these tapes are very well done. So more to follow.!~ Warren
10/29/74 HILL AUDITORIUM ANN ARBOR MI (UPGRADE) AUDIENCE (DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN. RE-MASTER BY JOE FRANKS) 158:00
Date Added:11/19/2012
Track List:TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (INTRO). UTOPIA THEME. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. DONT YOU EVER LEARN. THE SEVEN RAYS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. REAL MAN. THE WHEEL. ROGER POWELL SYNTH SOLO. THE LAST RIDE. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. FREAK PARADE PREAMBLE. FREAK PARADE. DO YA. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.SPARK OF LIFE. GOON. TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (EXCERPT). THE IKON (PARTIAL). THE IKON (CONTD). SONS OF 1984. BAND MEMBERS INTRO. SLUT. HEAVY METAL KIDS. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:This is an OK audience recording...small bits of surge & distortion (not much)... very listenable and a keeper for us archivists. Let’s us know a little bit about the setlist & changes at that time too. This is a full three hour performance too. Quality of the sound aside; the band really plays their heart out for Ann Arbor!~ Warren

Upgrade November 2012: This one has floated around in the trading circle for decades as being very obscure & collectable, yet holding just minimal amount of promise due to the age of the tapes. And the phonics seem as recorded very far from the stage. Todd Rundgren's Utopia performance is what has held this one dear to our hearts. I always thought it had a lot of redeemable qualities, should somebody want to tackle it's restoration one of these days. So, these tapes are another low generation from Frank Bubnick's vaults. I did nothing more than an attended dub to digital .wavs (four big tracks)and handed them over to buddy Joe Franks (fartherobliv) for his great re-mastering methods. I'd like to just quote Joe here: "158 minutes! with amazingly little to no audience noise or yap during the music. Hardly any weirdness with channel-phasing, No pitch issues. It's got other nice factors, we all know the set of course, like a nice old #1 LCD, an early 7 Rays; We get Roger Powell synth solo interlude, instead of Bassball...and basically the entire Ikon with only a short tape flip. All solid versions!! I did my 'thing', to put it real short. It's got good consistency, and I think this show is in a tough battle for respect, in between powerful & popular 10-20-74 NYC, and STL-(partial). Your 'library' quote paraphrasing 'the band poured their hearts out', pretty much sums it up perfectly.Thank You Warren, once again for letting me do this." Thanks to Joe once again for his magic!~ Warren
10/30/74 IMA AUDITORIUM FLINT MI AUDIENCE (DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN) N/A
Date Added:4/28/2012
Track List:CD ONE: TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (INTRO). UTOPIA THEME. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. DONT YOU EVER LEARN. ANOTHER LIFE. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. REAL MAN. CD TWO: THE WHEEL. THE LAST RIDE. BASSBALL. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. FREAK PARADE. HEAVY METAL KIDS. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE (CUTS IN)SPARK OF LIFE. GOON. TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (EXCERPT). THE IKON. SONS OF 1984. SLUT. DO YA. COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU
Note:A pretty bad audience recording, but listenable and a keeper for us archivists. Let’s us know a little bit about the setlist & changes at that time too.
11/1/74 CINCINNATI EMERY AUDITORIUM AUDIENCE 72:53
Date Added:8/13/2012
Track List:A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. REAL MAN. BASSBALL. ALPHARETZ. TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (EXCERPT). THE IKON. SONS OF 1984. DO YA BONUS TRACK: FALL 1974 INTERVIEW WLS CHICAGO
Note:A good friend of mine found this original tape home in Cincy. Comes in with shaky distant quality and gradually improves at about Bassball to a very good audience source (entire Ikon with vocals).~ Tony
11/2/74 RKO ORPHEUM THEATRE DAVENPORT IA AUDIENCE - MASTER TAPES (GEOFF LAURENZO) 2:49:47
Date Added:2/2/2016
Track List:DISC ONE: TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (INTRO).UTOPIA THEME .WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE .DON’T YOU EVER LEARN. ANOTHER LIFE .A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER REAL MAN. THE WHEEL.THE LAST RIDE.BASSBALL.DISC TWO:FREEDOM FIGHTERS.#1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. FREAK PARADE.HEAVY METAL KIDS. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE/SPARK OF LIFE (ENDS WITH UNKNOWN TITLE SYNTHESIZER SEGMENT).DISC THREE:TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (INTRO). THE IKON . SONS OF 1984. ENCORE APPLAUSE & BAND INTRODUCTION.SLUT /ENCORE APPLAUSE.ENCORE APPLAUSE/DO YA.
Note:Another Holy Grail find. A brilliant age old recording by Rick Laurenzo's brother Geoff. And Rick was kind enough to let me transfer his MASTER cassettes to digital. With just a little tweaking/editing, here is one of the finest audience recordings of 1974 (the Winter of) with Todd Rundgren's Utopia full six piece ensemble in all it's glory (Todd, John, Ralph, Moogy, Roger & Kevin). And so very rare. It has never been in circulation (until now). So many highlights here. It's all good. Very much thanks to Rick, for he has several more rare 'masters' of Geoff's recordings for us. MASTER (3) tapes. Recorded with Portable Sony TC-44 Tape Deck. (Missing/not recorded: 'Couldn't I Just Tell You' & 'Just One Victory' ).~ Warren
11/9/74 THE AMBASSADOR ST. LOUIS MO SOUNDBOARD SOURCE 72:49
Date Added:4/24/2012
Track List:A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER (FROM SOMEWHERE/ANYWHERE).BORN TO SYNTHESIZE/THE SPARK OF LIFE. GOON. TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (TAPE). THE IKON. SONS OF 1984. SLUT. DO YA. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Classic masterpiece. The Soundboard of the Ambassador St. Louis MO November 9 1974 Show...the last 73 minutes of it anyway. Very awkward with almost no sign of an audience, but incredible sound and full Ikon with vocals (including a little 'We Gotta Get You A Woman' as a part of the segment 'You Don't Have To Be Afraid'). A very haunting Born To Synthesize...and if 'Do Ya' don't get you on your feet or make your foot tap...nothing will! You could be humming/singing 'She May Be A Slut But She Looks Good To Me'all day too. This has been in the cassette trading circles for decades, when a bootleg was even to be had! Probably the most popular of all '70s Todd Rundgren audio obscureties & rarities. But you have to hear it remastered (and Todd approved) by my Friends at WhoohooLive! We also have 'A Dream Goes On Forever' & 'Do Ya' from this show from the 'Official Release' Somewhere/Anywhere. All Essential
12/74 MIDNIGHT SPECIAL STAGES (NBC) BURBANK CA (AIRED 2/14/75) THE ACTUAL MIDNIGHT SPECIAL AUDIO RECORDS (TRANSCRIPTS/TRACKS/SOUNDTRACK)
Date Added:5/25/2017
Track List:REAL MAN.WOLFMAN JACK SPOT.FREEDOM FIGHTERS.BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.SEVEN RAYS.WOLFMAN JACK SPOT.DO YA.
Note:Excellent audio from Midnight Special show that aired 2/14/75. I don't know who was responsible, or who to thank, but these very obviously are not audio dubs from video. It seems that these are possibly from Midnight Special's 'records'? I don't know that they are actually called 'board tapes', but they are the audio 'transcript/tracks'excerpted from the entire evening. Very much important to mention here that we also have 'Do Ya' which was not part of the videos that all us old heads have copies of. We would love to have the video of it (anybody?) However, I was watching the TV broadcast that very night and I have a slight recollection that ‘Do Ya’ was shown during the credit roll at end of the broadcast and fades out into a commercial break or something. I wonder if anybody could help me out with that. We do get almost the entire tune though~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1975 THE HELLO PEOPLE "BRICKS" LP (TRANSFERRED BY JON RISEN) 43:00
Date Added:5/1/2012
Track List:ONE LIFETIME. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. DINOSAUR. JUST CANT HELP MYSELF. MAD RED ANT LADY. BOOK OF LOVE. FACES. I WANT SOMEONE. SO GOOD TO BE ALIVE. NEVER MET A GIRL LIKE YOU. PASS ME BY.
Note:Jon R. strikes again w/ 75 tr production 'Bricks'-i personally like this one better tunewise than handsome. Mad Red Ant Lady, Book of Love, Good To Be Alive..highlights for me. Excellent sound from LP.
6/14/75 INITIATION 45RPM MIXES & SIDE 2 AT PROPER SPEED (24/44.1) COURTESY JON RISEN N/A
Date Added:1/26/2013
Track List:SIDE TWO OF INITIATION. REAL MAN & PRANA (45RPM VERSION SIDE A & SIDE B)
Note:Jon Risen & friends has put much effort and thought in providing us with these mixes. Jon says,"I've always been aggravated by the so called remastering and repackaging of Todd’s albums so I elected to do my own ‘remaster’ of the ‘Initiation’ Album. I didn't do much to the sound, just tried to make it sound as natural as possible, kind of how the ‘mix-down’ master tape would have sounded in the studio. I also corrected the pitch of ‘Treatise’, which has never been corrected since it was released. It was raised originally during mastering so it would fit on one side of the vinyl LP. I also included four sequences that were used during the mixing of ‘Treatise’ that Todd found on a reel in Bearsville studios tape archive in 1998. In addition here are the 45 rpm single mixes with A Side is 'Real Man' & B Side is 'Prana' from 'Treatise On Cosmic Fire'! A funkier re-mix of 'Real Man'. Drums and guitar are up front as well as vocals. Rare re-mix of 'Prana' located on the flip side of the 'Real Man' 45 RPM single. You may be saying to yourself, this is playing too slow? This is playing at the correct speed as the entire side 2 of Initiation was sped up 1/2 a step to fit onto one side of vinyl as comfortably as possible… slow it down a half step one day to listen to it as it was intended. The guitar is mixed further up in the mix as well as the drums being more prominate. Enjoy!" –Mojorisen”
7/13/75 COBO HALL DETROIT MI AUDIENCE (REMIX WARREN) 154:00
Date Added:12/31/2016
Track List:DISC ONE:STAR SPANGLED BANNER/UTOPIA THEME.WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE.FREEDOM FIGHTERS.DON'T YOU EVER LEARN.THE SEVEN RAYS.HEAVY METAL KIDS. IKON SEGMENT. THE WHEEL.REAL MAN.BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. DISC TWO:EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION.FAIR WARNING. (CUTS IN)'VEGAS' MEDLEY. NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. FREAK TALK.FREAK PARADE.(CUTS IN)THE LAST RIDE. MR TRISCUITS.SOMETHING'S COMING.OPEN MY EYES.SONS OF 1984
Note:I had originally posted a 'tweak' in 2014 by Joe Franks of this very rare one. I thought the only existing copy of this concert was on some rough tapes sent to me from Frank Bubnick. Not to demean Joe's work for he worked very hard on all we had at the time. And he came up with a good presentation.Lots of channel problems with the tapes. However, recently, Hiroshi (Rosh) had sent me his copy of a much improved show. I don't think it's any secret that I love the early 70s good ole' 6 piece band. And this is the first show of Utopia's 1975 Summer Tour (Willie replaces Kevin here). And the band is Summer 'HOT' here! Hiroshi's version held much promise, so I went to work on it. I have an old version of Audition (3.0) and it has a great Graphic equalizer (You can have 10, 20 or 30 Band. And you can listen as you proceed) so I had much to play with. My first task as always is bringing out the vocals. Without making a decibel mess. Then I work on the symphonics (instrumentation) and lastly, the bass. Audition has a wonderful effect 'Stereo Expander' which you can make a momo recording very much 'head phone-able' stereo. There wasn't alot of 'pitch' work need from Hiroshi's copy either! Any pitch corrections, I always use Audacity. I think it's a 'Beaut'. And it's one of my ESSENTIAL audience recordings. I have no idea who to give credit to for this wonderful audience recording. Thank you whomever you are. I hope your proud of what I've done.~ Warren
7/19/75 ARROWHEAD STADIUM KANSAS CITY MO AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) 60:00
Date Added:2/8/2016
Track List:7/19/75 STAR SPANGLED BANNER/UTOPIA. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. REAL MAN. VEGAS MEDLEY : INCLUDES - SOMETIMES I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL (FADES OUT AT TAPE FLIP), A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER, HELLO ITS ME & I SAW THE LIGHT. #1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. HEAVY METAL KIDS. OPEN MY EYES. DO YA. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.
Note:A not so bad, but very much not great, audience recording by Rick Laurenzo’s brother Geoff. Being that it was at Arrowhead, it has an extreme Stadium PA sound to it. So Geoff did a great job! We just did a digital transfer from the Master cassettes (2) on this one. No editing except splitting tracks and fade outs & fade ins for tape flips and some ‘drop outs’ during audience applause at the end of tunes. Not any bells & whistles.
This was an ‘abbreviated’ set due to the fact that they were sharing the bill with other bands. Black Oak Arkansas was the Headliner. Very much listenable though. We get the entire hour long show and great for our Archives here posterity-wise. So much thanks again to Rick for sharing all his brother’s Masters!~ Warren
7/20/75 THE AMBASSADOR THEATRE ST LOUIS MO AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO’S MASTERS) 104:00
Date Added:2/8/2016
Track List:STAR SPANGLED BANNER.UTOPIA . WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. FREEDOM FIGHTERS.DON'T YOU EVER LEARN.ANOTHER LIFE.(FADES IN) THE IKON (ONLY A 6 MINUTE SEGMENT). HITS 'VEGAS' MEDLEY (SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW/A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER/HELLO IT'S ME/I SAW THE LIGHT) . #1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.THE LAST RIDE. MR TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. OPEN MY EYES. SONS OF 1984.DO YA.COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Another rare beauty from Rick Laurenzo's brother Geoff! And I was given the MASTER tapes again to transfer. I also didn't have to do a lot of tweaking/editing either. Again we get to hear the 'Another Live' time period band of six members (Todd, Moogy, Ralph, Roger, Willie and John). For Moogy and Ralph would depart in October, before the Tour across the Atlantic.
We only have 104 minutes of this one. I'm not sure of the situation with this show (whether Todd was on the Bill with somebody else or not). But, from the sets that we've heard during this leg of the tour, I think we're missing 'The Seven Rays', 'The Wheel', 'Real Man', 'Born To Synthesize', 'Death Of Rock & Roll', 'Eastern Intrigue', 'Initiation' & 'Fair Warning'. And Geoff used 60 minute tapes (two) on this one. Again, this has never been in circulation before/ever (until now). We love the selection we have here, and there's more of Geoff's Masters coming to us on down the pipeline.~ Warren
8/9/75 MAPLE LEAF GARDENS TORONTO CANADA AUDIENCE (NEW TWEAKED~ AND W/ADDITIONAL MATERAL~ VERSION JUST IN. SEE NOTES) ROBERT KNIGHT RECORDING 90:00/63:00
Date Added:7/22/2015
Track List:FIRST HALF OF SHOW:UTOPIA THEME. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE.FREEDOM FIGHTERS.DON’T YOU EVER LEARN.THE SEVEN RAYS.(FADES IN) IKON EXCERPT (MOOGY & RALPH).THE WHEEL.REAL MAN.BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION.FAIR WARNING. (CUTS IN) REAL MAN REPRISE (CUTS OUT).
SECOND HALF OF SHOW:(INTRO FADES IN)TODD MEDLEY ‘VEGAS STYLE’:SOMETIMES I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL/A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER/HELLO IT’S ME/I SAW THE LIGHT.#1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. TECHNOLOGICAL BLUES RAP (ROGER POWELL INTRO). MISTER TRISCUITS (CUTS OUT AT ENDING).(CUTS IN AT BEGINNING) SOMETHING’S COMING.HEAVY METAL KIDS.OPEN MY EYES. SONS OF 1984.BAND INTROS.DO YA.COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This one has always been a 'sleeper'. The version that has been in the Todd audio rarities collectors' circulation, for decades, was slightly muddy. This version, that I just received, is the same audience tape, but has more between song happenings, and someone has put a "tweak" to it. I don't know what all they really did, but it's alright with me! It has some 'Arena Venue sound' to it, but many of these tracks are 'soundboardish'. The whole thing is very crisp and clear (As opposed to the version that I think we all had). And with headphones on, this whole thing is up front and in your face. Just listen to "The Seven Rays" or Todd's blistering Mustang Fender guitar on "#1 Lowest Common Denominator". There's some chatter going on during much of the show by the folks sitting next to the taper, but it's barely audible.
Now one of the very best audience recordings we have of 1975. And this one special for the fact that it's the six piece band (Todd, Moogy, Ralph, Roger, Willie and John). The same band that gives us 'Another Live'. Moogy and Ralph would depart in October, before the Tour across the Atlantic. So yes we have the awesome Den Haag audience tapes (and Boston tapes from late in the Tour), but that's the reduced Band. Again, we have a lot of 'Official' release (soundboard) stuff from the 1975 Tour, but this is another grand audience capture.
As with all the 1975 Tour, the show was split in half with a brief intermission (which used to 'foil' the tapers). So we get a chopped capture of "Real Man Reprise" which was a seamless part of "Fair Warning". And at the beginning of the second half, the "Vegas Style Medley" introduction fades in.
I don't know what to tell you when burning to CD. For only the opener through "Eastern Intrigue" would fit on a first disc. And you really can't split "Eastern Intrigue" and "Initiation" for they are seamless music. And to put those two on the beginning of a second CD, forces a three CD set.
But you'll ENJOY this 'Revisit' I sure do. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
8/9/75 MAPLE LEAF GARDEN TORONTO CANADA AUDIENCE 2ND SOURCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 95:00
Date Added:2/15/2016
Track List:REAL MAN.BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.DEATH OF ROCK & ROLL.EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION.FAIR WARNING/REAL MAN REPRISE.SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.HELLO IT'S ME. I SAW THE LIGHT/VEGAS OUTRO.# 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. TUNING/MR. TRISCUITS.SOMETHING'S COMING.HEAVY METAL KIDS.SONS OF 1984.DO YA. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Another one from my 'Well' of MASTER Tapes coming in from Rick Laurenzo's brother Geoff. We already had a very good 'first source' of this one, but this one's a pretty good alternative. We had to do a small bit of editing, but this one is another Gem. It starts off a little muddy, but picks up with Tracks 7 through 18 being marvelous. Well worth keeping for the Todd collector's shelf! Again these are the Master Tapes! (Recorded With T-42 Sony Portable)~ Warren
Missing/not recorded would be: 'Utopia', 'When The Shit Hits The Fan/Sunset Blvd./Le Feel Internacionale', 'Freedom Fighters', 'Don't You Ever Learn', 'The Seven Rays', 'Ikon' Excerpt' and 'The Wheel'. Oh....we're also missing the 'Vegas Intro' that was performed before 'Sometime I Don't Know'.
8/12/75 PINE KNOB THEATRE CLARKSTON MI AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 124:00
Date Added:4/20/2016
Track List:UTOPIA.WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE.DON'T YOU EVER LEARN.THE SEVEN RAYS.FREEDOM FIGHTERS.ANOTHER LIFE.THE WHEEL.REAL MAN.BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION.FAIR WARNING/REAL MAN REPRISE.-INTERMISSION-TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (INTRO).VEGAS INTO/SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.HELLO IT'S ME.I SAW THE LIGHT/VEGAS OUTRO.ROGER POWELL TECHNO BLUES.MR TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING.(FADES PARTLY IN) HEAVY METAL KIDS. OPEN MY EYES.SONS OF 1984.BAND INTROS.DO YA.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU (CUTS OUT).COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU (CUTS IN). JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This one's a little rough (as opposed to what we’re used to of Geoff L.’s Recordings). Geoff is surrounded by friends talking very much throughout.. .and much microphone movement and 'interruption'. I couldn't do much with editing. No 'seasoning'. I just split the tracks and went with it. A fun listen though. Some moments the acoustics are very good. Buts loads of chatter and yelling and clapping for the most part. It's the whole show with the exception of possibly missing opener 'Star Spangled Banner'. One for the 'hard core'. But still a collector’s item. It's the 'Another Live' time period (August 1975) with the whole Utopia ensemble: Todd, Moogy, Ralph, John, Roger and Willie. Much thanks again to the Laurenzo Brothers. Again, this is the MASTER Tapes~ Warren
8/13/75 SPARTAN STADIUM PORTSMOUTH OH AUDIENCE
Date Added:5/1/2012
Track List:CD ONE: THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER. UTOPIA THEME. SUNSET BLVD. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. DONT YOU EVER LEARN. REAL MAN. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. FAIR WARNING CD TWO: THE WHEEL. TR SOLO PIANO MEDLEY. TECHNOLOGICAL BLUES RAP. MR TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. OPEN MY EYES. SONS OF 1984. DO YA. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU
Note:An 'OK' Audience recording. Acoustics are great on the instruments, but vocals all seem boxy and muffled~ Warren
8/23/75 CAPE COD MASS COD COLISEUM AUDIENCE 70:38/70:43
Date Added:5/1/2012
Track List:CD ONE: UTOPIA THEME. SUNSET BLVD. THE WHEEL. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER . HELLO, IT'S ME. I SAW THE LIGHT. THE LAST RIDE. TECHNOLOGICAL BLUES RAP. MR. TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING. CD TWO: HEAVY METAL KIDS. SONS OF 1984 (CUTS IN). DO YA. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:There exists more complete tape than this but it's sound has problem in spots. And some 'location recorders' caught one of the encore tunes; Open My Eyes and it appears on the 1998 Japanese release 'Somewhere/Anywhere'. Check it out. Buy the import.
8/25/75 SHAEFER MUSIC FESTIVAL CENTRAL PARK NY AUDIENCE SOURCE (RECENT 'SOUNDBOARD LIKE' UPGRADE - WARREN) 75:00/57:00/20:00
Date Added:9/3/2017
Track List:CD ONE: STAR SPANGLED BANNER/UTOPIA THEME. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. THE SEVEN RAYS. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. ANOTHER LIFE. THE WHEEL. REAL MAN. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. EASTERN INTRIGUE. CD TWO: INITIATION. FAIR WARNING. INTERMISSION (TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE). VEGAS MEDLEY:SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL/A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER/HELLO, IT'S ME/I SAW THE LIGHT/TECHNOLOGICAL BLUES. MR TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. OPEN MY EYES. CD THREE: SONS OF 1984. DO YA. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:I was going to upgrade what I already had of this show, and then I found three dusty old CDs in my (inherited from Tony Rogers) Archives. Small hand writing to identify the audience recording just reads: 'From My Master". It's definetly a low generation recording, and a bit different from what I think is out there in circulation. And quite frankly, I hit a home run with my recent tweaking of it. I thought the recording held lots of promise. So I spent a very long time with Adobe Audition to get it very close to 'Soundboard' sound. It's now that good! I slowed the tempo/speed down (it ran too fast). I pulled the vocals very much up front. Then 'area beautification' with the instrumentation. Audition has awesome Filters and EQ, and an incredible Stereo Expand application. Many tracks had to be correctly re-split. I even patched in a small piece from 'Another Live' CD to the 'Another Life' track. This is now a EXQUISITE UPGRADE! The six minute and forty three second 'Intermission' Track pushes this Show to three discs. I seperated it, in a fashion, so that anyone may decide to omit it (or not) and burn two discs instead. Everybody will enjoy and be amazed at this new version! Quite a Collectors Trophy for your shelf. This show was a big part of Todd History. Of course, 'Another Live' was recorded at this gig. And though much of this show was recorded for the album, Moggy & Ralph quit the band just a few days after this famous gig. I call this my 'COMPLETE 'ANOTHER LIVE'~ Warren
*Update 2017-09-03: Seems Jon Risen did a very good upgrade at the same time I did (One track .wav of the show).
10/2/75 THE ODEON BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND (COMPLETE SHOW) AUDIENCE 139:00
Date Added:4/28/2017
Track List:UTOPIA THEME. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. ANOTHER LIFE. THE WHEEL. REAL MAN. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. FAIR WARNING. MEDLEY (A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER/HELLO IT'S ME/I SAW THE LIGHT). BLACK & WHITE (1st PERFORMANCE EVER).FREEDOM FIGHTERS. BASSBALL. SOMETHING'S COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. OPEN MY EYES. SONS OF 1984. DO YA. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:A decent audience tape from this first show in England. I can’t believe it had been missing from our vaults until now. And thanks to Istvan, it’s on our 'shelf'. These old tapes has been quite enhanced. Whoever edited it, thank you! The instrumentation is clear. But vocals are a bit distant and 'concert hallish' hollow. However, this is very good historic record, for ‘Black & White’ is debuted for the first performance of it ever. ‘Another Life’ replaces ‘The Seven Rays’ and ‘Bassball’ replaces ‘Mr. Triscuits' here. Istvan tells us that ‘Black & White’ was actually recorded, for upcoming album ‘Faithful’, during their UK leg of the tour. As mentioned in the notes of most these 1975 European dates , Moogy & Ralph had left the band three weeks prior, and Roger Powell had learned and performed the parts of three keyboardists...and pulled it off spectacularly! ESSENTIAL~ Warren
10/3/75 COLSTON HALL BRISTOL ENGLAND AUDIENCE *NEW DIGITAL TRANSFER BY HIROSHI 90:00
Date Added:3/4/2016
Track List:UTOPIA THEME. SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. ANOTHER LIFE. THE WHEEL. REAL MAN. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. FAIR WARNING. TODD HITS MEDLEY. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. MR TRISCUITS (CUTS)
Note:*2016-03-03: New upgraded copy in from Hiroshi. Hiroshi’s tapes are lower or first generation and far better than my copies & transfers (PARTIAL 90 mins of the Show). I believe I've said this in all previous European Date entries, that I think that these Europe dates were important dates. For Moogy & Ralph had left the band by this time. This leg of the tour (European) opened with Roger playing the part of three keyboardists. He was very intimidated and worried about it all. But, he pulled 'em off with a glamour unprecedented to this day.~ Warren
10/5/75 THE APOLLO GLASGOW SCOTLAND AUDIENCE- BRYAN TAPP *NEW DIGITAL TRANSFER BY HIROSHI 135:00
Date Added:3/4/2016
Track List:UTOPIA THEME. SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE SEVEN RAYS. THE WHEEL. REAL MAN. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. FAIR WARNING. TODD HITS MEDLEY. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. BASSBALL. MR TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. OPEN MY EYES. SONS OF 1984.
Note:*2016-03-03: New upgraded copy in from Hiroshi. Hiroshi’s tapes are lower or first generation and far better than my copies & transfers. Very rare and collectable. We get pretty much the whole show (three Tape sides).See my notes on the other European Dates entries~ Warren
10/5/75 RADIO CLYDE GLASGOW SCOTLAND INTERVIEW RADIO BROADCAST (FM CLYDE 1) 44:39
Date Added:9/16/2012
Track List:ANDY PARK INTERVIEW WITH TODD
Note:"Andy Park interview with Todd. Presented on-air with Andy on the interview, playing exerpts, reflecting, and so on. Interviewer is intelligent and interested in Todd. Todd discusses his sense of humor, integrity or lack thereof in the music business, effect of drugs on his personality and music, difference between solo and Utopia lyrics... how he stole a part of Breathless, use of the major 7th chords, Laura Nyro, Bob Dylan, more. Great quality, some radio static."~ Frank Bubnick
10/9/75 HAMMERSMITH ODEON LONDON ("OPEN MY EYES" BBC BOOT) BOOT CD (* PLUS BBC MASTER SOURCE) 50:00
Date Added:6/5/2014
Track List:FREEDOM FIGHTERS. MR TRISCUITS/SOMETHING'S COMING. THE LAST RIDE. HEAVY METAL KIDS. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. OPEN MY EYES. SONS OF 1984. DO YA. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.
*ADDITIONAL BBC BROADCAST (SOUNDBOARD) TRACKS: THE WHEEL. INITIATION.
Note:If you don't have this incredible classic boot CD a/o boot LP & additional BBC tracks, then I just don't know what to say. Professionally mixed at the time by Todd. Same episode appeared on BBC and KBFH. Also included here is the BBC Broadcast (soundboard) of additional tunes - Initiation & The Wheel. ESSENTIAL. Scott has the Shout Factory great new Import release of it at TRBAZAAR. Check it out! See more notes on this famous show below on the bootleg LP 'Nimbus Thitherward' and a super rare audience recording of the entire show! ~ Warren
10/9/75 HAMMERSMITH ODEON LONDON (COMPLETE SHOW) AUDIENCE 74:58/63:59
Date Added:6/5/2014
Track List:DISC ONE: UTOPIA THEME. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. THE SEVEN RAYS. THE WHEEL. REAL MAN. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. FAIR WARNING. DISC TWO: MEDLEY (A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER/HELLO IT'S ME/I SAW THE LIGHT). FREEDOM FIGHTERS. MR TRISCUITS/SOMETHING'S COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. OPEN MY EYES. SONS OF 1984. DO YA. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This gem comes from the UK. A decent audience tape from this famous show and cleaned up marvelously by Mr Good. The instrumentation is clear. But vocals are a bit distant and 'concert hallish' hollow. However, this is very good historic record. This was THE show of all shows for Utopia in 1975. Moogy & Ralph had left the band three weeks prior, and Roger Powell had learned and performed the parts of three keyboardists...and pulled it off spectacularly! ESSENTIAL~ Warren
10/9/75 BBC 'OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST' LONDON ENGLAND BBC BROADCAST (FROM ISTVAN'S COLLECTION) 14:44
Date Added:9/11/2012
Track List:ANNOUNCER'S INTRO. REAL MAN. TODD'S INTRO. SEVEN RAYS. ANNOUNCER'S OUTRO
Note:Lost in the vaults forever it seemed. Until Istvan comes to the rescue and provides us with this 'cherry' copy of Todd Rundgren's Utopia's stop at the BBC during the 1975 UK/European Tour. What can I say, but the sound quality is crystal and the performance is incredible. ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL and thank you Istvan.~ Warren
10/9/75 HAMMERSMITH ODEON LONDON (“NIMBUS THITHERWARD” BOOT LP) BOOT LP (TRANSFERRED WARREN’S VINYL) 21:54/24:15
Date Added:6/5/2014
Track List:SIDE ONE: FREEDOM FIGHTERS. MR TRISCUITS/SOMETHING'S COMING. THE LAST RIDE. SIDE TWO: THE WHEEL. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/ SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. HEAVY METAL KIDS. OPEN MY EYES. SONS OF 1984.
Note:This is how I first discovered this recording. I bought the bootleg LP from the back of a local record store in Downtown Hotlanta decades ago. I played it so much, that I went back a year or so later and bought another one and kept it safe. Yep, it’s still in great shape to this day. It is simply CLASSIC. The phonics are brilliant. Notice the different selection and/or order of the tracks. And then the ‘Open My Eyes’ Boot CD surfaced with additional tunes, ‘Do Ya’. & ‘Couldn't I Just Tell You’…but no ‘The Wheel’. Then later, BBC broadcast all this combination of tracks and included 'The Wheel' again and‘Initiation’. Wish we had all the soundboard from this historic show, but it just hasn’t been found. ESSENTIAL ~ Warren
10/12/75 HET CONGRESGEBOUW DEN HAAG/HAGUE NETHERLANDS AUDIENCE from ISTVAN (EX MONO) 71:00/49:00
Date Added:5/1/2012
Track List:CD ONE: UTOPIA THEME. SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. THE SEVEN RAYS. THE WHEEL. REAL MAN. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. FAIR WARNING. CD TWO: A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. HELLO ITS ME. I SAW THE LIGHT. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. BASSBALL. SOMETHINGS COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. OPEN MY EYES. SONS OF 1984. DO YA. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ON VICTORY.
Note:Thanks to euro superfan Istvan for some more of his great work-a great clean up on this passed around tape from old days-evidently Istavan was the taper so this is as good as you can get-not perfect. Audience tapes have their trouble from this age. But anyone who is familiar with the tape, will be stunned by this clean up job done by Istvan-complete show. And there can never be too many of these especially since Istvan has brought this one to life.
10/12/75 HET CONGRESGEBOUW DEN HAAG/HAGUE NETHERLANDS (REVISITED) TRANSFER OF ISTVAN'S TAPES BY WARREN/ REMASTER BY PAUL RUSSO 66:32/70:56
Date Added:8/11/2014
Track List:DISC ONE: UTOPIA THEME. SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. THE SEVEN RAYS. THE WHEEL. REAL MAN. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. FAIR WARNING. DISC TWO: A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. HELLO ITS ME. I SAW THE LIGHT. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. BASSBALL. SOMETHINGS COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. OPEN MY EYES. SONS OF 1984. DO YA. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ON VICTORY.
Note:Yep, 1975-10-12 Todd Rundgren's Utopia Congresgebouw Den Haag Netherlands Revisited. Probably one of my most favorite Live recordings of ANYBODY (and probably many of ya'lls too). Simply put, this one of the best audience recordings of the 70s. But basically, István tells me that it was actually recorded using a Mini UHER real to reel tape deck using headphones & a microphone. However it was recorded, it's very good. I just felt it needed a little 'something'. Recently...Again, I dug out the old cassettes which read; 'First Dub of István’s Master w/Clean Up Job'. Transferred them to digital, split the tracks, and I sent it all to one of the faithful old guys - Paul Russo (I won't get lengthy, but his pro re-mastering recognition is all over this Rare Audio Archive listing). Actually, on these rare old István tapes, the instrumentation (guitar, keyboards, bass & drums) has always been super clear & obvious here. So I asked Paul to bring out the vocals. I said, ‘Paul, 'Give Us Just One Victory. And It'll Be Alright'. What I got back, is much like a soundboard recording, or a 'Pre -FM'! So I just had to do another 'entry' here. THIS is nothing short of spectacular! ~ Warren
BTW, my Dutch friend Dee tells me that the venue was called Het Congresgebouw in the city of The Hague (not Amsterdam). The Hague is sometimes called Den Haag. So I changed the titles to reflect that.
10/14/75 PARIS LE SALLE DE LA MUTANSE (FM BROADCAST - PARTIAL) FM/RADIO 70:53
Date Added:5/1/2012
Track List:BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER (CUTS IN). HELLO, IT'S ME. I SAW THE LIGHT. MR. TRISCUITS.
Note:Partial show broadcast (poorly )on French FM. John Siegler tells the story of this show in that the lights and PA were tied into the same system. If they moved the lights, it would effect the sound (and viceversa). So the lights stayed in one position the whole show. "Very erie feel..", John said. BTW, the entire show by audience recording is in the entry below.~ Warren
10/14/75 PARIS LE SALLE DE LA MUTANSE (1st GEN AUDIENCE - ENTIRE SHOW) AUDIENCE DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN (JOE FRANKS EQ & EDIT) 45:00/45:00/43:00
Date Added:6/16/2012
Track List:UTOPIA THEME. SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. THE LAST RIDE. ANOTHER LIFE. THE WHEEL. REAL MAN. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. FAIR WARNING. CD TWO: A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. HELLO ITS ME. I SAW THE LIGHT. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. SOMETHINGS COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. OPEN MY EYES. SONS OF 1984. DO YA. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:A great EQ and tweek provided by our buddy Joe Franks. Taped very much from a distance it seems. But a very VERY listenable & essential 1st generation audience recording. Interesting to compare it with the above French FM source. Some great stories behind this show as authored in Billy James book.~ Warren
10/21/75 THE EMPIRE LIVERPOOL ENGLAND (PARTIAL 90 mins) AUDIENCE- DIGITAL XFER WARREN 90:00
Date Added:5/22/2012
Track List:SIDE A: UTOPIA THEME. SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. ANOTHER LIFE. THE WHEEL (VERY LOW 'LEVELED'). SIDE B: REAL MAN. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. FAIR WARNING. TODD HITS MEDLEY. BASSBALL (CUTS) SIDE C: SOMETHING'S COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. SONS OF 1984. DO YA. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Kind of rough & surges throughout. I Eq'd it a little... sounds pretty good if you want it? But I did not split the tracks as you can see from the tracklist above. I think it's ESSENTIAL...Because this was the last of the Europe dates and they really 'play' here!~ Warren
11/8/75 OLD FIELD HOUSE NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY FARGO ND AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO’S MASTER) 95:00
Date Added:2/23/2016
Track List:TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (INTRO).UTOPIA.WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN.ANOTHER LIFE.THE WHEEL.REAL MAN/BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION.FAIR WARNING/REAL MAN REPRISE.-INTERMISSION-TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (INTRO).A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.HELLO IT'S ME. I SAW THE LIGHT (CUTS OUT).
Note:Another 'Holy Grail' find, done by the Lorenzo Brothers! A great audience recording, though an abbreviated one. This was a single MASTER tape (90 Min) that they trusted me to transfer. Maybe Utopia shared the Bill again with another Act, for we're missing a lot here for this Todd Rundgren's Utopian time period. The lack of a 'Vegas Style' Medley surely leads me to believe that (Or maybe they weren’t doing the Vegas Style Hits medley anymore at this point in ’75. I can’t remember). Even still, performed (but not recorded) would've have been at least some of these regulars': 'The Ikon (Excerpt)','#1 Lowest Common Denominator', 'Mr. Triscuits/Something's Coming', 'Heavy Metal Kids' and the encore usuals; 'Open My Eyes’, 'Sons of 1984', 'Do Ya', 'Couldn't I Just Tell You' and 'Just One Victory'. But they evidently had an Intermission, like they did with the 2 hour shows. However, it's still worthy of any Collector's Trophy shelf. Again, at this point Utopia was a four piece Band (Todd, Willie, Roger & Siegler). For in September, Moogy, Ralph & Kevin had left the Band. It's still always interesting to hear how wonderful Roger covers three pianists’ parts by himself.
Thank you Rick & Geoff! MASTER Tape recorded with T-42 Sony Portable~ Warren
11/9/75 NORTHROP AUDITORIUM UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MINNEAPOLIS MN AUDIENCE- GEOFF LAURENZO (MASTER TAPES) 80:00/63:00
Date Added:3/5/2016
Track List:DISC ONE:TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (INTRO).UTOPIA.THE LAST RIDE.WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE.THE SEVEN RAYS.THE WHEEL (FADES OUT NEAR END). REAL MAN.BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION. FAIR WARNING/REAL MAN REPRISE.-INTERMISSION-DISC TWO:A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. HELLO ITS ME.I SAW THE LIGHT.BLACK & WHITE.FREEDOM FIGHTERS.MR. TRISCUITS.SOMETHING'S COMING.HEAVY METAL KIDS.OPEN MY EYES.SONS OF 1984.BAND INTROS.DO YA.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Another beauty from Rick Laurenzo's 'Bro'. Again, this is taken from the MASTER cassettes (2). This one has a different flavor to it though. It is not 'soundboardish' acoustics (as is most the other Geoff Recordings), for it may have been recorded a bit further from the stage. However, it is a very attractive recording. Clear and 'stable' sound. We get the entire show with the four piece Utopia (Todd, Roger, Willie & John). I also love it for the switch of 'The Last Ride' for 'Don't You Ever Learn'...And 'Black & White' (Todd introduces ‘Black & White’ as a brand new tune) replaces 'Technological Blues' (a Roger Powell piece). It doesn't break my heart that 'The Wheel' fades out. We do get pretty much the whole tune. The whole of side one of 'Initiation' is performed here as well. This is very rare, collectable and YOU'LL ENJOY. Worthy of burning to CDs for your listening pleasure too. And the wonderful thing is that there are much much Laurenzo Recordings to follow. Thank you Rick and Geoff! -Master Tapes recorded with T-42 Sony Portable-~Warren
11/14/75 HOCH AUDITORIUM LAWRENCE KS AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 122:00
Date Added:4/26/2016
Track List:UTOPIA.THE LAST RIDE.THE SEVEN RAYS.THE WHEEL.REAL MAN.BORN TO SYNTHESIZE (PART 1). BORN TO SYNTHESIZE (PART 2).THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION. FAIR WARNING-REAL MAN REPRISE.INTERMISSION-TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE.MEDLEY.BLACK & WHITE. FREEDOM FIGHTERS (PART 1).FREEDOM FIGHTERS (PART 2).ROGER FEATURE - MR TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING.HEAVY METAL KIDS.OPEN MY EYES.SONS OF 1984.DO YA - LONG APPLAUSE.LONG APPLAUSE - COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.LONG APPLAUSE-JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Another one of Geoff’s stops around the whole Mid-Western US. Not much I could do with this audience recording. There's just too much 'PA System echo' ( is what I'll call it). There's a helluvalot 'going on' next to Geoff's microphones here too (talking, yelling, clapping & microphone ‘bumps’). But it's a very much fun listen. I would have loved to have done some 'magic' to it, if just for the set list alone. At least we have Geoff’s very good 11/9/75 Northrop recording (which the set list is much like). Again, thanks so much for sharing your MASTERrecording for me Geoff!~ Warren
12/10/75 WESTCHESTER PREMIER THEATRE GREENBURGH NY AUDIENCE DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN (RE-MIX #1 - JOE FRANKS & RE-MIX #2 ISTVAN) 45:00:/45:00/44:00
Date Added:4/5/2016
Track List:UTOPIA. THE LAST RIDE. ANOTHER LIFE. THE WHEEL. REAL MAN. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. FAIR WARNING. TODD SOLO HITS MEDLEY. BLACK & WHITE. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. MR TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. OPEN MY EYES. SONS OF 1984. DO YA. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Note:Was a pretty weak/muffled audience recording. Both Joe and Istvan took stabs at re-mixing these age old tapes. It's a real challenge to decide which 'job' is the best. Ain't that a great problem to have? A combination of the best out of both, really makes this a masterpiece. This show also includes an early version Black & White. So much thanks goes out to my buddies Istvan & Joe. Magicians!~ Warren
*Note: I really screwed up the listing originally on this one for the vaults! I had listed it as 10/02/75 The Odeon Birmingham England and as Todd Rundgren’s Premier appearance in the UK. After much research, we find that it is, in fact, The Premier Theatre in Westburgh NY. And for that I sorely apologize to all involved. But their work on this show still stands as ‘stellar’. So Thank you Istvan & Joe Franks. How could I be so lame!? ~ Warren
12/12/75 BOSTON ORPHEUM THEATER AUDIENCE- DIGITAL TRANSFER BY HIROSHI KAWAUCHI/EDITING JON RISEN 72:08/71:17
Date Added:5/1/2012
Track List:DISC ONE: INTRO/A TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE (THE FIRE OF THE SPIRIT - OR ELECTRIC FIRE). UTOPIA THEME .WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/ LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. THE SEVEN RAYS. THE WHEEL .REAL MAN. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. DISC TWO: FAIR WARNING.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER/HELLO IT'S ME/ I SAW THE LIGHT.FREEDOM FIGHTERS. TECHNOLOGICAL PROBLEMS BLUES. MR TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. OPEN MY EYES. SONS OF 1984. DO YA. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:We have Jon Risen to thank for this version. He performed miracle surgery on this. Because my tapes of this are very low generation from the masters. And they are very muddy. How he made it sound this magnificent, I’ll never know. It is grand. Very soundboard like. Pro-grade. I'm thinking it's the second best of what we have from 1975 audience recordings (Den Haag being the best by far). Lots of 'Initiation' here...a complete version of fan favorite ‘Fair Warning’ starts off Disc Two. Some technical problems, with the 'synthetic receiver' Todd started using in 1975, throughout the last half of the show. But not annoying whatsoever. And when you hear ‘Heavy Metal Kids’ through ‘Just One Victory’ you’ll may be a little disappointed. They’re still good, but for some reason, the original tape recording is much muffled on these as opposed to the rest of the shows performances. Maybe the recorder had to conceal their device? These are not as strong as the rest of the tracks… but again, still pretty good here.
At this point Utopia was a four piece Band (Todd, Willie, Roger & Siegler). In September, Moogy, Ralph. M.Frog & Kevin had left the Band. Interesting to hear how wonderful Roger covers three pianists’ parts by himself. Very soon after this show, they would record Disco Jets with Seigler, and then the "new Utopia" era would begin as Kasim would soon arrive on the scene (on a greyhound bus he took to Lake Hill from Staten Island).~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1976 'DISCO JETS' (aka: UTOPIA) STUDIO 49:33
Track List:DISCO JETS. COSMIC CONVOY. TIME WARP. VHF. STAR TREK THEME. PET ROCK. SPACE WAR. RISING SIGN. BLACK HOLE. SPIRIT OF 76.
Note:This, of course, will not be available to share, since it has been officially released on the Crown Japanese Todd Archive Release #4. Also recently released on Import label Cherry Red (2012) So, go find/buy the imports if you want it and support the artist. Or you can order it from TRBAZAAR. However, this particular transfer is from a tape that floated around our collectors world a long time ago.~ Warren
6/22/76 CIVIC CENTER SPRINGFIELD MA AUDIENCE (TRANSFER/EQ WARREN) 80:00
Date Added:9/23/2012
Track List:TUNING. OVERTURE/COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BLACK & WHITE. THE LAST RIDE. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. THE SEVEN RAYS (CUTS OUT). BOOGIES/HAMBURGERS FROM HELL. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING & THE GLASS GUITAR. DO YA.
Note:A short show, but it seems to be the entire performance on one cassette. A great recording from someone in the crowd (apparently close to the stage). I just did a minor EQ myself. We don’t have much from 1976, so this is pretty cool! Lots of 'RA'.~ Warren
6/26/76 THE SILVER DOME PONTIAC MI AUDIENCE (TRANSFER TO DIGITAL WARREN) 90:00
Date Added:9/23/2012
Track List:OVERTURE/COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN SUNSET BLVD. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE SEVEN RAYS. THE VERB TO LOVE. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. HEAVY METAL KIDS. JEALOUSY. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING & THE GLASS GUITAR.DO YA.
Note:A decent audience recording...but another 'boomy' one...and distortion. Good news is that we all know that the Silverdome is a humongous venue , yet this recording does not have that 'distance' sound to it. I did a low level dub to digital to relieve some of the loudness. Short set but full of energy. The crowd is estatic. A real Bicentenial celebration.~ Warren
7/6/76 SCHAEFER MUSIC FESTIVAL CENTRAL PARK NEW YORK NY AUDIENCE (UPGRADE BY JON RISEN) 119:00
Date Added:7/12/2017
Track List:OVERTURE/COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN SUNSET BLVD. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE SEVEN RAYS. THE VERB TO LOVE. BAND INTRODUCTION. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN.BLACK & WHITE. THE WHEEL.REAL MAN.INITIATION. MR. TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. JEALOUSY. HIROSHIMA .SINGRING & THE GLASS GUITAR. DO YA. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This time it’s Central Park 1976. Evidence tells us this was a show originally scheduled on July 3rd...but rained out and rescheduled for the 6th. Todd loves the place and the place loves Todd. All these Central Park shows are absolute treasures for us. I digitally transferred the age old first generation (three sides) tapes and handed it all over to my buddy Joe Franks for editing. The value he added to this audience recording is amazing. Two hours of Utopia. Joe says, “It starts out with Communion, and I fixed up the beginning. But it's kind of weird at first. As we settle into Communion, sound quality starts to improve somewhat. Then Sunset Blvd and the tape starts to seem better, smile on my face....rock on!... We get a memorable intro into the first verse of LOTCM, then Seven Rays, where Willie forgets on the synth break. The vocals are pretty loud at times; also the crowd/claps have been another issue that I've fixed quite a bit. The Verb To Love is one of my old faves. The tape flip has been removed, and the edit… well… something crafty there. Then a band intro with ‘the brand-new-still' Kasim. He's been great so far...in Emergency Splashdown, there must be a complete band timing trip up in the 2nd chorus, however they get it together and the synth solo is cool. By this point, the show & the tape hit its real stride, and is enjoyable the rest of the way. Real Man has the 'ya-ya-yaa-ya' and woo-woo-woo-woo backing at the end ala '75. Initiation comes along, and all the sudden I levitate and float over the audience... not really, but it's that jamming- highlight of the tape for me. Stay for Mr. Triscuits-Something's Coming-Heavy Metal Kids-Jealousy...and another early Singring. The yap is only around at certain points, not too distracting. The taper just has tape enough for the encores, until there's a fade out at towards the end of JOV. The Trip is quite EPIC! I think the sound settles in. Outdoor rec's seem to be tougher sometimes. To me, it's an overall pretty solid audie...EQ'd/tracked/tweaked - here it is! “ This one is just plain ESSENTIAL. Thank you Joe!
*2017-07-11 Update: Jon Risen took this one to another level for us recently . Says Jon, “ I EQ'd this, got rid of most of the hiss, and added some clarity to the high end”. Not that Joe’s version was not bad (in fact it's great), it needed just what ‘Mojorisen’ did to it. And a wonderful upgrade. Thank you Jon! ~ Warren
7/8/76 GRAND VALLEY STATE COLLEGE DOME GRAND RAPIDS MI AUDIENCE (TAPEBOY) 130:00
Date Added:8/20/2014
Track List:DISC ONE: COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. /LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. SEVEN RAYS. THE VERB TO LOVE. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. BLACK AND WHITE. THE WHEEL. INITIATION. REAL MAN. LANDMARK. DISC TWO: MR. TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. JEALOUSY. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. DO YA. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This one will surprise you that it is an audience recording. Sounds very much like a Pre-FM or a soundboard. One of those classic shows that has circulated forever in trading circles. Our copy is from the master cassettes (from a fellow only known as Tapeboy) that surfaced in 1979. This is a grand recording, and probably the best live recording we have from 1976! Todd Rundgren’s Utopia didn’t tour as commercially in 1976 as previous years and at this point were introducing ‘RA” into their sets (which hadn’t been released yet), and Kasim was the ‘brand new’ addition. So Todd fans were probably a little bit surprised (and pleasantly) during these shows. They were to perform a month later at The Knebworth Festival (see entry below). And critics acclaim that it was one of the best performances of the Festival. And of course 1977 would be a momentous year and tour supporting RA for Utopia. So we don’t have many recordings from 1976 in our collection. This was digitally enhanced and cleaned by Paul Russo. This one will knock your socks off for sure! Full concert. ESSENTIAL~Warren
7/13/76 MISSISSIPPI FESTIVAL SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE IL AUDIENCE (PARTIAL) 46:00
Date Added:3/25/2017
Track List:HAPPENINGS TEN YEARS TIME AGO.THE WHEEL.HEAVY METAL KIDS.BOOGIES (HAMBURGER HELL).HIROSHIMA.SING & THE GLASS GUITAR.
Note:Lost in my own vaults until now. It was in with my 1975 Cape Cod Arena discs. This audience has promise. It was amplified too much. Fixed that. Next we reduced the bass and some of the treble hiss. We just had to fix something, because the band is on fire here. Unfortunately these 6 performances are all we have. Man, we're missing so much. See the set list for 7/15/76 below.~ Warren
7/15/76 UTOPIA THE OMAHA MUSIC HALL OMAHA NB AUDIENCE - GEOFF LAURENZO (MASTER TAPES) 113:00
Date Added:3/6/2016
Track List:COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.WHEN THE SH*T HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.THE SEVEN RAYS.THE VERB TO LOVE.EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. HAPPENINGS TEN YEARS TIME AGO.THE WHEEL.HEAVY METAL KIDS.BOOGIES (HAMBURGER HELL). HIROSHIMA.SINGRING INTRO SNIPPETT (ONLY 32 SECONDS OF IT).SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. FREEDOM FIGHTERS.DO YA. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Wow Oh wow wow! Some more 'magic' done by Rick Laurenzo's brother Geoff (as he was recording shows all over the Midwest it seems). This audience recording (Again the MASTER Tapes and never in circulation...until now) is once again, a brilliant one. Not a heck of a lot of editing on my part either. I believe we get the whole show. By this time, you know, they were just called Utopia (as opposed to Todd Rundgren's Utopia). And this was one of Kasim's first shows where he had replaced John Siegler. The fans at this show not only got to hear Kasim's wonderful accent to the band, but they hear some of the new album 'RA' before it had hit the shelves and they see the band all dressed in their Egyptian/'Eastern Intrigue' garb (but no Pyramid or Morris/the Sphinx Head yet). Some incredible harmonies here folks. I can go sit in the first few rows center. Because that's how close to the band this sounds. ESSENTIAL This competes squarely with any of the best recordings we have from 1976. 'Happenings Ten Years Time Ago' and a full version of 'Singring'! ~ Warren
7/17/76 HENRY LEVITT ARENA WICHITA KS AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 42:00
Date Added:10/30/2016
Track List:(CUTS IN) SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR (ALMOST COMPLETE AND WE GET ALL THE 'BRAVE ADVENTURER'S SOLOS).FREEDOM FIGHTERS.DO YA.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Another Geoff Laurenzo audience recording beauty. It has its flaws though. There was a bass anomaly that just was a continuous sound of loud hum. So to remove the hum, it literally removes most of Kasim's bass. I did everything under the sun to make it work, but just could not.
HOWEVER having said all that, the clarity of the other instruments and vocals are right up front like a soundboard recording. It is still an incredible listen! We get some very early 'RA' in 1976.
And unfortunately, Geoff has long ago lost the first tape of this show, so all we get is: 'Singring', 'Freedom Fighters’, 'Do Ya' and 'Just One Victory'. BUT it's still well worth it! The music is powerful. Thanks once again to Geoff for sharing his MASTER tape for me to transfer.~ Warren
7/31/76 COMMUNITY THEATER BERKLEY CA AUDIENCE SOURCE (ENHANCED IN HOME STUDIO) 61:24/61:09
Track List:CD ONE: COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. SUSNET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE SEVEN RAYS. THE VERB TO LOVE. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. BLACK AND WHITE. THE WHEEL. HIROSHIMA. CD TWO: SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR.
Note:This Bubnick/Russo item is an almost the complete '76 show. It is clear and free from noise but is somewhat distant. ` Tony
8/8/76 UTOPIA ARROWHEAD STADIUM KANSAS CITY MO AUDIENCE - GEOFF LAURENZO (MASTER TAPE) 50:00
Date Added:3/7/2016
Track List:COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.THE SEVN RAYS.EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN.HEAVY METAL KIDS.HIROSHIMA.DO YA.
Note:Another by Geoff Laurenzo. This one unfortunately suffers from some flaws. It's only one MASTER Cassette Tape and only about 50 minutes of the Show (They were on the Bill with Jethro Tull and some other acts). Very much Stadium/large open venue acoustics to it...possibly recorded a great distance from the stage and apparently a windy day in Kansas City for you can hear the wind blowing over the microphones throughout the short recording. It's hard to describe, for it's very much listenable. And some parts of the tunes are at a good level, but then the quality drops off. So this one goes in our collection just for posterity. A rare little collectors piece just the same. I mean....all these dozens of recordings by Geoff can't be perfect...chuckle chuck~ Warren
8/21/76 UTOPIA KNEBWORTH FESTIVAL KNEBWORTH PARK STEVENAGE AUDIENCE (COURTESY OF GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY’S COLLECTION) 65:00
Date Added:8/23/2012
Track List:COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN - SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE SEVEN RAYS. THE VERB TO LOVE. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. HEAVY METAL KIDS. BOOGIES (HAMBURGER HELL). HIROSHIMA. DO YA.
Note:What a rarity audience recording! What a set! Early Kasim and pre- RA stuff! Not the best sound (vocals are way out front & Todd's guitar very distant) but a true treasure chest for collectors. Historic. Don’t know where Gil got this, but thank you buddy! ESSENTIAL!
12/5/76 KOHSEINENKIN HALL OSAKA JAPAN AUDIENCE SOURCE (TRANS/EQ HOME STUDIO - WARREN) 65:28/61:47
Date Added:4/26/2012
Track List:CD ONE: COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNCIONALE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE SEVEN RAYS. BE MY LOVE (AKA CRAZY LADY BLUE-premiere). EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. THE VERB TO LOVE. INITIATION. THE WHEEL. MR TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING CD TWO: BOOGIES (HAMBURGER HELL). HIROSHIMA. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. UTOPIA THEME. DO YA. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Tony/Warren Notes: Another strike from the archive project, this excellent audience tape has almost no audience chatter and very clear sound. The tape was somewhat old, but still very deserving of the transfer due to the quality. The Band is tight and playing is strong and shows some evolution on the RA tracks… as compared to the 1977 Floor Show of Prog-rock props & costumes, Sphinx (‘Morris’) and Pyramid frame. Some distortion bleeps here and there (particularly Communion With The Sun), but not annoying. Crazy Lady Blue premier features as 'Be My Love'...with different lyrics ("...Shady Lady Blue"). Some tech problems during some songs- but the house acoustics are always good during 70s Japanese fan recordings. Pretty damn good old audience tape. We don't have much 1976 stuff. Put some head phones on for this one!
12/12/76 TODD RUNDGREN'S UTOPIA SUN PLAZA TOKYO JAPAN 'SMASHING ICE GUITAR' BOOT TARANTURA LABEL AUDIENCE DIGITAL TRANSFER OF BOOT BY WARREN 2 Hrs 12Mins
Date Added:4/6/2018
Track List:THE PLANETS (TOMITA)/COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE SEVEN RAYS. WINDOWS. EMERGENCY SPLASH DOWN. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. THE VERB TO LOVE. INITIATION. THE WHEEL. LANDMARK. MISTER TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING. JEALOUSY. HEAVY METAL KIDS. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. UTOPIA THEME. DO YA. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Note: Great audience recording all the way up to ‘Hiroshima’. And from there on, loses some quality for some reason. (And 'Communion With The Sun' has a slight skip about 5:44 in). I did a recent audience transfer from two cassettes I found in the Archives here (of this “Smashing Ice” Boot). Tapes are Hiroshi’s and we thank him so much. (Maybe he has a better copy, but still this is ESSENTIAL… if just for the early history of Kaz with the Band~ Warren
12/12/76 TODD RUNDGREN'S UTOPIA NAKANO SUNPLAZA TOKYO JAPAN BOOT AUDIENCE 2 CD (SIREN-179) 44:00/46:00
Date Added:1/3/2014
Track List:DISC ONE:OVERTURE/COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.THE SEVEN RAYS.WINDOWS.EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN.FREEDOM FIGHTERS.DISC TWO:THE VERB TO LOVE.INITIATION.THE WHEEL.LANDMARK.MISTER TRISCUITS.SOMETHING'S COMING. JEALOUSY.BOOGIES (HAMBURGER HELL).
Note:'Communion With The Sun'- A fairly recent 'boot' Japanese double CD (Siren-179). Hiroshi might be able to shine more light on this one, (because I believe he has it)...but this just in from my buddy Sohta (Japan). Happy New Year to me! This is not the 'Smashing Ice Guitar' (Tarantura) boot from the same date and seems to be another source too! Or maybe two shows were performed on December 12th 1976? Again maybe Hiroshi can clarify. A very good audience recording, I think… of some early ‘Kasim’ and early ‘RA’. If ya'll already have this, then please forgive me. I didn't have it, and It's been very hard for me to find until now. This is ESSENTIAL. ~Warren
2014-01-07 This 'just in': Hiroshi tells us that this boot was released in 2007 and was recorded @ the afternoon show of last day of the tour in Tokyo Dec. 12.

Date Title Source Time
1977 MISCELLANEOUS 1977 INTERVIEWS FM RADIO BROADCASTS 3:55/3:16/13:21
Date Added:8/17/2014
Track List:1977 DAILY PLANET (EDITION 482) 'RA & STUDIO CONSCIOUSNESS' WITH TODD 3:55
1977 'THE PYRAMID CRAZE' (CREEM MAGAZINE) INTERVIEW 3:16
1977-11-19 INTERVIEW TODD & ROGER WXRT CHICAGO IL 13:21
Note:Excellent stuff here. Todd talks much about his Eastern intrigues and the 'RA' concept. If you collect Todd Audio Interviews, these three are essential from this great era. We have a bunch of interviews here in the vaults, of course, but I just don't generally list them here. But these are very much worthy to mention.~ Warren
1/8/77 WDR STUDIO 2 'ROCKPALAST' KOLN GERMANY AUDIO TRANSFER FROM VIDEO 56:04/36:23
Track List:CD ONE: COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. SUNSET BLVD. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. SUNBURST FINISH. JEALOUSY. WINDOWS. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. THE VERB TO LOVE. INITIATION. CD TWO: SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. UTOPIA THEME. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:From Rockpalast, German TV show. Re-broadcast some time more recently. Also available legit on DVD. So you can find it at any of the internet houses. This particular dub has some TV tape sounding hiss but is very clear. Surfaced years ago on boot CD as: 'Into The Eye of The RA'~ Warren
1/12/77 COPENHAGEN ODDFELLOW THEATER (PARTIAL SHOW) AUDIENCE 74:25
Date Added:6/27/2001
Track List:INITIATION. THE WHEEL. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. INTRO/MR TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING. BOOGIES. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. UTOPIA THEME. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU.
Note:Another great snapshot of the euro-RA tour. Sound is steady, and has a slightly abrasive upper end at times, but is excellent for the era. Band is on stride and Singring is super.
1/18/77 PAVILLION De PARIS PARIS FRANCE AUDIENCE - DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN N/A
Date Added:5/17/2012
Track List:COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. SUNBURST FINISH. JEALOUSY. WINDOWS. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. THE VERB TO LOVE. INITIATION. THE WHEEL. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. MR TRISCUITS/SOMETHING'S COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. HIROSHIMA.
Note:Rough Audience recording. Lots of surges and muffled. Ends before Singring and usual encores. Only for us archivists~ Warren
1/25/77 OXFORD POLYTECHNIC OXFORD ENGLAND BOOT CD 'UTOPIA IS HERE TO COME' 82:00
Date Added:11/21/2014
Track List:MOUNTAINTOP AND SUNRISE/COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BREAK. SUNBURST FINISH. JEALOUSY. WINDOWS. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. THE VERB TO LOVE. HIROSHIMA. (FARENHEIT 451 'COLLECTORS PROJECT' : SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR).
Note:I have few copies of this one (Boot CD, CD & cassette of the broadcast). Hard to tell which is better. They're all excellent. I have a recording that actually I did from a 1977 radio broadcast here on FM Station here in Atlanta (96 Rock) which I cherish (ends with 'Hiroshima'). The 'Farentheit 451 Project' which a group of collectors compiled, has 'Singring & The Glass Guitar' as well...not on boot) This is a must have for every collector. Marvelous soundboard stuff! Essential~ Warren
1/29/77 SALFORD ENGLAND AUDIENCE (REWORKED RE-EQD BY HIROSHI) 70.00/77.15
Date Added:7/10/2002
Track List:CD ONE: COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE SEVEN RAYS. JEALOUSY. WINDOWS. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. THE VERB TO LOVE. INITIATION. THE WHEEL. CD TWO: FREEDOM FIGHTERS. MR TRISCUITS/SOMETHING'S COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. BOOGIES (HAMBURGER HELL). JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Got this refurbished treat from Hiroshi. Sounds as good as it ever has- a decent listenable older UK audience recording. The funny thing is; the inclusion of Boogies... which we've never seen or heard of being performed elsewhere other than the '76 tour.
1/30/77 APOLLO THEATRE GLASGOW SCOTLAND AUDIENCE - DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN N/A
Date Added:5/18/2012
Track List:1/30/77 COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD (SLIPS THEN CUTS INTO) LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. SUNBURST FINISH. JEALOUSY. WINDOWS. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. THE VERB TO LOVE. THE WHEEL.FREEDOM FIGHTERS. MR TRISCUITS/SOMETHING'S COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR (INCOMPLETE)
Note:Listenable at best. Lot's of audience chatter and tape slips. Recorder must have been a great distance from stage? Just for us archivists.~ Warren
2/77 'RA' SHOW PREAMBLE/INTRO MUSIC VARIOUS (STUDIO & CONCERT) 15:00
Date Added:6/14/2016
Track List:MAGIC DRAGON THEATRE (PRESENTED AS VIDEO).LOVE REUNION.PIPELINE.SWEET LITTLE SUZIE. UNTITLED INSTUMENTAL INTRO.
Note:This is kind of just something fun that I made. Starting around maybe February of 1977, Utopia began using this pre-show music. Before the band started the opening number (‘Communion With The Sun’), they would play, over the PA system, the above numbers… warming up to the show in all its music, glory and theatrics. ‘Magic Dragon’ was presented first in a video on screen, and followed was rare & unreleased ‘Love Reunion’ (this track, was finally on Kaz’ s 2002 ‘Quid Pro Quo’ solo…where Utopia’s version appeared on the album). I found ‘Pipeline’ from Kevin Christian’s tapes of rarities (And it’s an ‘unreleased’ from the ‘Disco Jets’ project, I believe). ‘Sweet Little Suzie’, and the’ Instrumental’ track, are both from Utopia’s 1977-02-01 excellent audience recording, from the first night, at the New Victoria in London (I just removed the crowd noise). The unnamed instrumental is culled from Isao Tomita's treatment of a classical piece of music. Very rare then and very rare now. ESSENTIAL for serious collectors~ Warren
2/1/77 LONDON NEW VICTORIA THEATER - FIRST NIGHT AUDIENCE SOURCE 68:27/65:04
Track List: CD ONE: LOVE REUNION. PIPELINE. ANGELO'S DISCO. SWEET LITTLE SUZIE. INTRO. COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. JEALOUSY. SUNBURST FINISH. WINDOWS. THE IKON. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE WHEEL. CD TWO: INTRO/MR TRISCUITS/SOMETHING'S COMING. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. HEAVY METAL KIDS. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING AND TNE GLASS GUITAR. BOOGIES (HAMBURGER HELL). JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:This one came from Frank Bubnick, and is clearly from somebody else's re-producted cassettes. Very interesting set list, each song fades in and out (by whoever dubbed it & tracked it).The sound is somewhat distant but still is listenable, and is important for it includes Love Reunion (in the pre-show video/music). Nice addition to see where they were before they came to the US.~ Warren
2/2/77 LONDON NEW VICTORIA THEATER - SECOND NIGHT GARY URWIN - AUDIENCE 72:19/63:14
Date Added:1/16/2003
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO/COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNCIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. JEALOUSY. SUNBURST FINISH. WINDOWS. THE IKON> EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. (INTERMISSION). THE WHEEL. INTRO/MR TRICUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. HEAVY METAL KIDS. CD TWO: SOMETHING'S COMING (FADES IN FROM PROB. TRISCUITS). THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. BOOGIES (HAMBURGER HELL). JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Thanks Gary for sending this one to us. A strange Ikon intro... Emergency Splashdown is strange, and so is playing Boogies instead of CIJTY. Then Death of Rock n Roll is in a strange slot, and is absolutely pedestrian - very slow -. May have been when it was first whipped back out with Kaz singing it...anyway-it is neat, and this is (as verified by Todd in banter) the last show of the spring warm up gigs. Yes,the sound is super. Complete as can be from the source himself. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
3/5/77 CALDERONE HALL HEMPSTEAD NY (LONG ISLAND) PARTIAL AUDIENCE 33:00
Date Added:3/20/2017
Track List:INTRODUCTORY MUSIC: MAGIC DRAGON (VIDEO)/LOVE REUNION/PIPELINE/SWEET LITTLE SUSIE/UNTITLED SYNTHESIZER INSTUMENTAL.COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE.THE LAST RIDE.JEALOUSY.LOVE OF THE COMMAN MAN.SUNBURST FINISH.THE WHEEL.THE IKON. FREEDOM FIGHTERS.(CUTS IN)ETERNAL LOVE.MR. TRISCUITS.SOMETHINGS COMING.THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.HEAVY METAL KIDS.HIROSHIMA (CUTS).
Note:Pretty 'wobbly' audience recording for most the cassette (2 sides). But for some reason some tunes came out better and are well worth a listen, and keeping on file. So Tony only digitally transferred those (and they are in bold in the tracklist above). Actually, with a little work, these few good tracks could come out very good. So this show is here in the archives basically just for posterity, because the band's 'performance' is great (Except for the exceptionaly long "Eternal Love'.The lengthy beginning instrumental.Todd's Saxaphone playing leaves alot to be desired...which is rare)~ Warren
3/6/77 MID HUDSON POUGHKEEPSIE AUDIENCE - TRANSFER BY HIROSHI 78:01/75:01
Date Added:10/13/2003
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. MAGIC DRAGON THEATER. LOVE REUNION. PIPELINE 78. SWEET LITTLE SUZIE (ANGELO'S DISCO?). INSTRUMENTAL-ALL INTRO TAPED/VIDEO MUSIC. OVERTURE AND SUNRISE/COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. JEALOUSY. EASTERN INTRIGUE>LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE SEVEN RAYS. THE WHEEL. THE IKON>EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. CD TWO: FREEDOM FIGHTERS. ETERNAL LOVE. MR TRISCUITS>SOMETHINGS COMING. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. HEAVY METAL KIDS. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. UTOPIA THEME. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This one too is special, 'cause of the decently recorded preamble music. These intro tunes would be nice to turn up on a rarities collection (thanks to Kazim for including it on his 'Quid' release as a hidden track - Love Reunion). Sweet Little Suzie quotes the melody from Hoi Polloi 3 years before it was recorded. An expanded hometown setlist compared to the Atlanta (below)..but Atlanta is better soundwise, and this one has some yap. But is nice due to the unobscured appearance of the intro tunes and the unlikely performance of Ikon & Emergency Splashdown..thanks again to Hiroshi~ Tony
3/17/77 MASONIC TEMPLE DETROIT MI EXCELLENT MASTER AUDIENCE RECORDING BY JARED (RIP) 79:00/78:00
Date Added:1/25/2017
Track List:DISC ONE:INTRODUCTORY MUSIC: MAGIC DRAGON (VIDEO)/LOVE REUNION/PIPELINE/SWEET LITTLE SUSIE/UNTITLED SYNTHESIZER INSTUMENTAL.COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE.WELCOME TALK/THE LAST RIDE.JEALOUSY.EASTERN INTRIGUE.LOVE OF THE COMMAN MAN.THE SEVEN RAYS.THE WHEEL.THE IKON. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN.DISC TWO:FREEDOM FIGHTERS.ETERNAL LOVE.MR. TRISCUITS.SOMETHINGS COMING.THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.HEAVY METAL KIDS.HIROSHIMA.SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR (CUTS IN AT ANNOUNCER'S INTRO.).UTOPIA.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This one's MASTERFUL! My third transfer from the (now mine) Todd Rundgren JEMS cassette collection. Labeled as the MASTER tape. And I believe that. I knew Jared (the Taper) briefly, before he passed away last year. This is probably one of the best (if not THE best) 70s audience recordings I have ever heard. By any Band. I use the term 'soundboardish' frequently, and this is as close to being a soundboard as you can imagine. If I didn't know, for a fact, that it is an audience recording: I would think this was a very good pre-FM capture or a board tape. It's that good. Kind of reminds me of the partial show 1977-01-26 Oxford England Broadcast by BBC/KBFH. I've had a copy of this audience show for decades, and my copy must be a several generation dub (or another source?). It is nothing compared to this sound and quality. So I'm proud to have this. You can put some headphones on. And while listening, it will take you to front row center of the Detroit Masonic Temple March 17th 1977. It even sounds as if you could be sitting beside Willie. His drums (and especially cymbals) are prominant here. It's the entire 157 minute show, with the full 30 minute Singring recorded... as well as an excellent capture of the PA system playing the 'RA Preamble'/Introductory music of: Magic Dragon Theatre (a video presentation), Love Reunion, Pipeline, Sweet Little Susie and an untitled Instrumental culled from Isao Tomita's treatment of a classical piece of music. Highlights? Every track is a 'highlight'! My treatment to it was simply making it stereo by Audition's Stereo Expander Tool. And try to repair all the 'slips, skips & spikes'. This is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL for all serious Todd Collectors. I can't say more. ~ Warren
3/17/77 MASONIC TEMPLE DETROIT MI AUDIENCE (SECOND SOURCE) 140:00
Date Added:1/30/2017
Track List:COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. EASTERN INTRIGUE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE SEVEN RAYS. THE WHEEL (CUTS). IKON. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. ETERNAL LOVE. MR TRISCUITS/SOMETHING'S COMING. DEATH OF ROCK & ROLL. HEAVY METAL KIDS. HIROSHIMA.SINGRING. UTOPIA THEME. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:A very old set of cassettes that I’ve had for decades that I basically just did a raw digital transfer. No tweaking. I don’t think much can be done .Decent (Second source...see sbove) Audience recording. Whole show...except the Preamble/intro that precluded the show over the PA. These tapes have a little too much bottom though. Bit very listenable and I like it!~ Warren
3/19/77 RKO RIVERSIDE THEATRE MILWAUKEE WI AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 46:54/44:54
Date Added:3/20/2016
Track List:SIDE A: COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE LAST RIDE.JEALOUSY.EASTERN INTRIGUE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE SEVEN RAYS.THE WHEEL (CUTS OUT -PART 1 TAPE FLIP) SIDE B: THE WHEEL (CUTS IN -PART 2 TAPE FLIP).THE IKON.EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. ETERNAL LOVE.MR TRISCUITS/ SOMETHING'S COMING.DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.HEAVY METAL KIDS.HIROSHIMA (CUTS OUT)
Note:Another Geoff Laurenzo audience. Taken from MASTER Tape. Partial ‘RA’ Show . Only one tape/two sides. However (…and I guess there had to be a couple of three ‘Howevers’), this one listed here just for posterity and listing purposes. For it suffers much. It’s barely listenable, and thus we cannot edit it. It’s just not fixable, no matter how much we ‘shake, wiggle or dance’ it. Distortion throughout, and foremost the vocals PA System. There’s just too much distorted PA System captured here for that matter... the words are barely audible. Audience yelling and applause distorted as well. But we’ll keep it here in the Archives just the same. But that’s OK, for there’s several more of Geoff’s tapes that the acoustic are marvelous. AND I THANK HIM SOOOOOOO MUCH FOR THAT. Lots more good ones to come.~ Warren
3/21/77 STATE THEATRE MINNEAPOLIS MN AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 2.7 HOURS
Date Added:3/22/2016
Track List:VIDEO INTROS~MAGIC DRAGON/LOVE REUNION/PIPELINE/SWEET LITTLE SUZIE.COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE.THE LAST RIDE.JEALOUSY.EASTERN INTRIGUE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.SUNBURST FINISH.THE WHEEL.THE IKON.EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN.ETERNAL LOVE (CUTS OUT AT END).MR TRISCUITS/SOMETHING’S COMING.THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.HEAVY METAL KIDS.HIROSHIMA.SINGRING & THE GLASS GUITAR PART 1 (CUTS OUT.)(CUTS IN)SINGRING & THE GLASS GUITAR PART 2.UTOPIA.COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This one here just for ‘listing purposes’ and it’s ‘historic record’. Another MASTERaudience recording by Geoff Laurenzo. One of the weaker of Geoff's 'grabs. I don't know that Geoff did such a bad job on this one though. I think it has a lot to do with the audience/fans are going nuts here, and the frenzy takes muchly away from the phonics. It is a 'keeper' though, and a we get the show in it's entirety. 2.7 Hours (2 full 90 minute side tapes).So we can really appreciate Geoff's efforts. The Pre-logue video sequence ('Magic Dragon Theatre'/'Love Reunion'/'Pipeline '78' and 'Sweet Little Suzie') are barely recognizable however. We couldn't do much other than work on pitch, some of the levels and Split tracks though out this show. 'It is what it is'. Worthy of note here is that we get the full 'Singring' and a very very extended performance of 'Eternal Love'...again, with a full compliment of surprise instrumentals (Todd on Sax for one).We'll work on this one some more at a later date, for we still have a Box of Geoff's MASTERS to go through. Could we have a better problem?....chuckle chuck~ Warren
3/23/77 (SOLDIERS & SAILORS) MEMORIAL HALL KANSAS CITY KS AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 119:00
Date Added:3/25/2016
Track List:(STARTS PREMATURELY) WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONAL (CUTS OUT).(CUTS IN) THE LAST RIDE. JEALOUSY.EASTERN INTRIGUE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.THE SEVEN RAYS.THE WHEEL.THE IKON.EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN.ETERNAL LOVE.(CUTS IN) MR TRISCUITS/SOMETHING’S COMING.THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.HEAVY METAL KIDS.HIROSHIMA.SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR.COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU.
Note:Another audience capture from Rick Laurenzo's MASTERS (2 cassettes/4 sides). But this one is hard to figure. The sound is none to good on most tracks, but some they are fair. It is very listenable. From all the audible commotion at the beginning of the first tape, it sounds a if there was some audience rowdiness that delayed the show and aborted the the first tune 'Communion With The Sun'. So we'll keep this one in the 'vaults' just for posterity, and 'listing purposes' only. There was not much that I could do with it.... for there are far too many peaks and valleys throughout and the right channel was almost non existant. Having said all that, there's some songs from this 'RA' period either weren't performed or aborted. Missing (in order) That I know of would be: 'Communion With The Sun', 'When The Shit Hits The Fan starts prematurely....and the last two numbers : 'Utopia' and 'Just One Victory' are missing. I'd like to thank Geoff for his hardship to record this anyway! From what i mention at the beginning of this entry, it's hard to tell what the announcer is saying, what Todd is saying and what appears to be Geoff saying something about objects being thrown in the 13th row. O Well. So I guess this is still a rarity right? 119 Minutes of show.~ Warren
4/6/77 CIVIC CENTER SAN DIEGO AUDIENCE - DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN N/A
Date Added:5/18/2012
Track List:SWEET LITTLE SUSIE...PIPELINE...ETC...COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD.LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. JEALOUSY. EASTERN INTRIGUE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. SUNBURST FINISH. THE WHEEL. THE IKON. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. ETERNAL LOVE. MR TRISCUITS. SOMETHINGS COMING. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. HEAVY METAL KIDS. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. UTOPIA THEME. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.
Note:Very rough. Bass isn't rolled down at all...distorted. Boom boom boom. I got it if you should want it...chuckle chuck... Just for collecting purposes~ Warren
4/13/77 TEXAS HALL/UNIVERSITY TEXAS ARLINGTON TX AUDIENCE- DIGITAL XFER HIROSHI 139:29
Date Added:5/8/2014
Track List:INTRO (LOVE REUNION. PIPELINE.SWEET LITTLE SUZIE). COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. JEALOUSY. EASTERN INTRIGUE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. SUNBURST FINISH. THE WHEEL. THE IKON. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. ETERNAL LOVE. MR TRISCUITS. SOMETHINGS COMING. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. HEAVY METAL KIDS. HIROSHIMA.SINGRING.
Note:Kind of fun listen. But slightly 'in a can' sounding. Some level balance changes throughout. Hiroshi dusted off his old cassettes (3 sides) of this audience recording and digitalized it for me. My tapes did not have the Intro stuff of Sweet Little Suzie...Pipeline...etc., or the Singring piece (which cuts off near the end of Todd's part). Thanks 'Rosh'! Again, a great performance and a decent recording. A good add to anybody's collection.
4/25/77 THE FOX THEATRE ATLANTA GA AUDIENCE BY WARREN (EDITED BY WARREN FROM HIS MASTER TO 'SOUNDBOARDLIKE' QUALITY) 68:47/56:30
Date Added:9/19/2017
Track List:CD ONE: COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. JEALOUSY. EASTERN INTRIGUE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. SUNBURST FINISH. THE WHEEL. THE IKON. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. ETERNAL LOVE. CD TWO: MR TRISCUITS. SOMETHINGS COMING. HEAVY METAL KIDS. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. UTOPIA. JUST ONE VICTORY.
BONUS: POST SHOW INTERVIEW IN THE BLUE ROOM AT THE FAMOUS FOX THEATRE(17 MINS)
Note:*Tony said (in 2003),"This is a very strong audience recording with little to zero yap. Jealousy is real strong and the jazz/acid tinged Eternal Love center section has a lot of trippy echo on it... and the tune is over ten minutes long...at the old Fox Theatre. Gave Warren credit for the recording on a Sony compact cassette recorder/player. How it surfaced in Japan he/we do not know! Hiroshi transfered it to digital. Thanks my friends~ Tony"
I decided to get out my MASTER and see what 'area beautification' I could do to it. I always felt it held so much promise (though be it recorded with my primitive Sony Walkman TC-D4)...that maybe it just needed a tweak here and there. With some more Adobe Audition under my belt, I made some drastic changes. First and foremost, I corrected the speed/tempo. Then I added what Audition calls 'Stereo Separation'. With the unique Graphic Equalizer (and they have a great one, with as many bands as you need) I brought the vocals more out front. And when I did that it, it made the instrumentation sharper. There's a few other tweaks but (and I'm not bragging), what I came out with was much 'soundboard' like phonics without clipping with the decibels. And Audition has a feature for that too with their 'Master Gain'. My finished product, I am much proud of. Thanks to several batteries and as many as necessary blank cassettes, I caught the whole show, without any tape flip gaps. Everybody next to me behaved as well, Hardly any yap. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
5/4/77 CIVIC CENTER AKRON OHIO AUDIENCE- DIGITAL XFER WARREN 90:00
Date Added:5/21/2012
Track List:COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. JEALOUSY. EASTERN INTRIGUE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. SUNBURST FINISH. THE WHEEL. THE IKON. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. ETERNAL LOVE. MR TRISCUITS. SOMETHINGS COMING. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. HEAVY METAL KIDS. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING (CUTS)
Note:No earthly idea why I transferred from this audience cassette. Mono and recorded very much from a distance.~ Warren
5/7/77 THE PALLADIUM NEW YORK NY (FIRST NIGHT) SOUNDBOARD (VARIOUS KBFH) 37:00
Date Added:6/22/2015
Track List:COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.LAST RIDE.JEALOUSY.EASTERN INTRIGUE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.THE IKON/FREEDOM FIGHTERS.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.
Note:The age old date and venue information that we have is contradicting on this one. Istvan and I have been trying to add some history & timelines up on it. And have come to the likely conclusion that this is possibly a show that was rescheduled (Boston Orpheum May 7th was rescheduled to May 17th) to be a first show at The Palladium in New York on May 7th. The second show being on May 8th (see entry below). For we have copies of ticket stubs to reflect some of this.
The biggest key to the confusion is; This is a KBFH recording, and they have two different presentations of it. One on Radio DJ presentation >'KBFH Promotion Spot for July 31 1977', listing it as 'The Palladium' (with 'Communion With The Sun'/'The Last Ride'/'Jealousy' & 'Couldn't I just Tell You') and another on official CD release 'King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Todd Rundgren Live' (Concert Series # BO4YNEY), listing it as 'Schaffer (mispelled) Music Festival' (with 'The Last Ride'/'Eastern Intrigue'/'Love of the Common Man' & 'Couldn't I Just Tell You'). And then Jon Risen's KBFH version of it has an additional 'The Ikon'/'Freedom Fighters'!
It makes sense to us that this is the first night of two (May 7 & 8 1977) at the Palladium in New York on May 7th 1977. Right or wrong, it is wonderful to have worked with Istvan on this, and we have now 8 performances of excellent soundboard from this show.~ Warren
5/8/77 THE PALLADIUM NEW YORK NY (SECOND NIGHT) FM BROADCAST 54:00
Date Added:6/17/2015
Track List:COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. JEALOUSY. EASTERN INTRIGUE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. ETERNAL LOVE. HIROSHIMA. COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU.
Note:Note:Another beauty from Frank Bubnick’s vaults. Strong clean FM recording of part of this great New York performance. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
*We had the date wrong on this one. We now have a copy of a ticket stub with May 8th date on it.
5/8/77 THE PALLADIUM NEW YORK NY AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 112
Date Added:3/19/2016
Track List:(CUTS IN) COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE.THE LAST RIDE.JEALOUSY.EASTERN INTRIGUE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE SEVEN RAYS.THE WHEEL.THE IKON.ETERNAL LOVE.MR TRISCUITS.SOMETHING'S COMING. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.HEAVY METAL KIDS.HIROSHIMA (SKIPS A LITTLE AT 1:57). SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR (CUTS OUT AFTER BREAKING THE GUITAR).
Note:And just when we thought we had enough good ones from Geoff Laurenzo, here's another MASTERpiece! Yes, I took this directly from his MASTER audience cassettes and did no editing other than level a little & split tracks. It's that good. This ones from the 2nd night at the Palladium in New York City, and we have a good portion of this show in my 'Archives' of a great FM Broadcast (Soundboard) provided by Frank Bubnick. But this...THIS is an audience grab that is as close to a soundboard as you can get. A very few miniscure flaws and some talking. Sure we're missing alittle bit (see below) of the show here, but that's alright by me. What a job Geoff, and THANK YOU! ESSENTIAL~ Warren
Probably missing all the preshow 'hoopla' Intro: 'Love Reunion','Pipeline'and 'Sweet Little Suzie'. And as maybe the end/encore numbers: 'Utopia' (Theme), 'Couldn't I Just Tell You' and 'Just One Victory'. But not recorded. Ya’ll would still love this up. Good Gawd, they cook for 'Heavy Metal Kids'! And Kas belts it out during 'Eternal Love' (some surprise intrumentals in there too!)
Master (3) tapes. Recorded with portable Sony TC-42 tape deck
8/3/77 PINE KNOB MUSIC THEATRE CLARKSTON MI AUDIENCE- DIGITAL XFER WARREN 90:00
Date Added:5/21/2012
Track List:(CUTS IN) LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BACK ON THE STREET. THE SEVEN RAYS. THE WHEEL. LOVE IN ACTION. ETERNAL LOVE. SOMETHING'S COMING. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. HEAVY METAL KIDS. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. UTOPIA THEME. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. BOOGIES. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Very muffled and bassy. I transfered this one to disc just because of the set arrangement. But I thought there would be more 'Oops' played during this time (August '77).~ Warren
8/6/77 MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILLION COLUMBIA MD AUDIENCE- DIGITAL XFER WARREN 135:00
Date Added:5/21/2012
Track List:COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. SUNSET BLVD. LE FEELE INTERNATIONALE. THE LAST RIDE, JEALOUSY. EASTERN INTRIGUE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BACK ON THE STREET. THE SEVEN RAYS. THE WHEEL. LOVE IN ACTION. ETERNAL LOVE. SOMETHING'S COMING. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. HEAVY METAL KIDS. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Listenable. Definitely recorded from a great distance. Vocals are pretty weak to the ear.Just for us archivists. ~ Warren
10/16/77 MASONIC TEMPLE DETROIT MI EXCELLENT AUDIENCE MASTER BY JARED (RIP) 130:00
Date Added:2/5/2017
Track List:DISC ONE: INTRO. TRAPPED. THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN & HELL. ABANDON CITY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BACK ON THE STREET. BLACK & WHITE. CRAZY LADY BLUE.LOVE IN ACTION. THE DEATH OF ROCK & ROLL. ----INTERMISSION----OVERTURE/COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNATIONALE .THE LAST RIDE .GANGRENE .MY ANGEL.DISC TWO: THE SEVEN RAYS. HEAVY METAL KIDS. SINGRING & THE GLASS GUITAR. UTOPIA . COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU .JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:He's (Jared)/I've done it again with another SPECTACULAR 1977 at The Masonic Temple in Detroit. We've had a decent version of this tape for decades that we inadvertently gave credit to Brian Tapp (in another post here) for some reason. This was recorded by Jared (RIP) with JEMS. Again it's his MASTER. So I killed that old post from 5 years ago.(and I apologize to Joe Franks , because he did his usual 'magic; to the mess that I gave him. It was this show, but several copies/generations old. (I'll save his version for those who are still inclined to have it). Soooo... this my fourth installment from the (now mine) Todd Rundgren JEMS cassette collection. Another MASTER tape(s) by Jared (RIP) And this one is 8 months later at the same venue. The band introduces much 'Oops Wrong Planet' here this time. Released in September of 1977 (RA was released in February). So what they did for these new 'Oops' shows was, darken the 'RA' props (The Pyramid and Morris the Sphinx head.) And appeared in blue jeans and tshirts and no chrome Ankh guitars. They played much of the new 'Oops' album in this fashion. Then a brief intermission, and they came back out with the 'Eastern Intrigue' outfits and the 'RA' set in all it's effects , lights and glory. And played a couple of the 'RA' standouts and other killer songs. This sounds very much quality-wise as the first Masonic '77 show. Yes that's right. Except, with a little more audience yap here. It sounds like a 'board Tape! And the Band is on fire! So I'm proud to share this with you. Put some headphones on. And while listening, again, it will take you to front row center of the Detroit Masonic Temple October 16 1977. The whole thing is up front and in your face. I believe It's the entire 130 minute show, with the full 30 minute Singring recorded. Again, my treatment to it was, simply making it stereo by Audition's Stereo Expander Tool. And try to repair all the 'slips, cuts, skips & spikes'(which there were many). This one too is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL for all serious Todd Collectors. I can't say more. ~ Warren
Recorded With Advent Dynamic Microphones > Sony Tc-153sd Cassette Recorder
10/20/77 CHICAGO AUDITORIUM IL FM RADIO BROADCAST 74:09/74:37
Track List:INTRO MUSIC (THE UTOPIA BOLERO). TRAPPED. THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL. ABANDON CITY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BACK ON THE STREET. BLACK AND WHITE. CRAZY LADY BLUE. LOVE IN ACTION. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. SUNSET BOULEVARD. THE LAST RIDE. GANGRENE. MY ANGEL. THE SEVEN RAYS. HEAVY METAL KIDS. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR (partial). SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR (contd). UTOPIA THEME. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:The complete show. Quality is consistent for the most part. As good as an old FM gets, from what we believe is one of the best surviving tapes of this event. It’s a little on the ‘treble’ side though. A awesome 'RA/Oops Wrong planet' Show. And you gotta love 'My Angel' (with Todd on Sax) in these sets! But there is an official version currently available retail (Japan Archive Series CRCL-7709/10). Go get it. Some of the on-line retail houses have it.~ Warren
10/22/77 MINNEAPOLIS AUDITORIUM MINNEAPOLIS MN AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO)MASTER 120:00
Date Added:4/1/2016
Track List:'OOPS WRONG PLANET' SET:(CUTS IN) TRAPPED.THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL.ABANDON CITY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.BACK ON THE STREET.BLACK & WHITE.CRAZY LADY BLUE.LOVE IN ACTION. (CUTS IN)THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.-INTERMISSION-INTERMISSION MUSIC (OVERTURE).MOUNTAINTOP/COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.WHEN THE SH*T HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE.THE LAST RIDE.GANGRENE.THE SEVEN RAYS.(CUTS IN) HEAVY METAL KIDS.SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Another from Geoff Laurenzo's 'goodie bag' of MASTER audience recordings. But this one records off kind of wierd. The 'Oops Wrong Planet' set quality is weak. But the set afterwards is brilliant for the most part (from 'Communion With The Sun' and onward). As all of you know, on the 'Oops' leg of the 1977 Tour; the Band comes out in blue jeans and T-shirts to do most the new album. Then there was a brief intermission. And then they come out to perform with the Eyptian 'RA' Theatrics with The custom instruments, Middle-eastern garb, 'Morris' the laser Sphinx head...and the Pyramid and light show in all it's glory (as they did at the beginning of the year's Tour).
Welllllll....in the 'Oops' set of this recording, there is lots of chatter and the it sounds 'distant'. But then again the rest of it is wonderful. But don't get me wrong, you'll love this recording. And I think it is rare and ESSENTIAL for your 'Collection shelf.~ Warren
And thanks so much to the those Laurenzo Brothers! I think we get the whole show here with the exception of The Intro Music (The 'Utopia Bolero') and three tunes 'cut in' short. (They did sneak in 'My Angel' in some shows in October & November 1977 However)
10/26/77 MEMORIAL HALL KANSAS CITY MO AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER TAPES 68:00
Date Added:4/5/2016
Track List:GANGRENE.(FADES IN) MY ANGEL.THE SEVEN RAYS.HEAVY METAL KIDS.SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR PT 1 (CUTS AT END OF KASIM'S SOLO).SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR PT 2 (CUTS IN AND CUTS OUT. ROGER'S SOLO ONLY).SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR PT 3 (TODD'S INTRO, SOLO & FINALE).UTOPIA.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Another nice one (audience) from Geoff Laurenzo. Unfortunately this one is a small part of the show, for he inadvertently recorded something over much of it. It's strange, because we have very few 'uninterupted' good audience 'Oops Wrong Planet' Shows. For the confusion of the 'Oop Wrong Planet' set at the beginning of these shows threw tapers off (and with the length of 'Singring' made it tough to grab on 90 minute cassettes). But that OK, what we have from Geoff here is very nice. Willie's feature 'Gangrene' is a little weak and 'Singring' is a puzzle to put together...but again the rest is nice. I figure that we're missing (in order performed): The Intro, Trapped, Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Abandon City, Love of The Common man, Back On The Street, Black & White, Crazy Lady Blue, Love In Action, The Death of Rock and Roll, Intermission music (Overture: Mountain Top and Sunrise), Communion With The Sun, When The Shit Hits The Fan/Sunset Blvd./Le Feel Internacional and The Last Ride. And that's a lot! But I'm very thankful to Geoff's generosity still, in sharing these MASTERS with me to digitally transfer for TR Historic Record~ Warren
10/28/77 THE FOX THEATRE ST LOUIS MO AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 150:59
Date Added:4/5/2016
Track List:(CUTS IN)INTRO MUSIC.TRAPPED.MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.BACK ON THE STREET.BLACK & WHITE.CRAZY LADY BLUE.LOVE IN ACTION.DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.INTERMISSION MUSIC (OVERTURE- MOUNTAINTOP AND SUNRISE).COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE.THE LAST RIDE.GANGRENE.(CUTS IN) MY ANGEL.THE SEVEN RAYS.HEAVY METAL KIDS.SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR PT 1(CUTS OUT NEAR END OF TODD SOLO).(CUTS IN) SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR PT 2. UTOPIA.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Another MASTER Tape(s) of an audience recording by Geoff Laurenzo. The quality on this one isn't at all what is usually expected from his tapings.It's listenable, but very much distant and weak. There's just nothing I can do with this one to 'beautify' it (except split the tracks). I know when I'm licked...chuckle...chuck...
It is the full 'Oops Wrong Planet' show however, and we'll just put her down as rare and store it for TR Historic Record.But very much thanks to Geoff for always sharing his MASTERS with us once again.~ Warren
11/11/77 MEEHAN AUDITORIUM BROWN UNIVERSITY PROVIDENCE RI FM RADIO BROADCAST - DAN LAMPINSKI 71:37
Date Added:11/4/2002
Track List:INTRO.TRAPPED.MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN & HELL.ABANDON CITY.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.BACK ON THE STREET. BLACK & WHITE.COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.UTOPIA THEME.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.CRAZY LADY BLUE.LOVE IN ACTION.DEATH OF ROCK & ROLL
Includes:
1977-11-19 Interview Todd & Roger WXRT Chicago IL 13:21
1977 'The Pyramid Craze' (Creem Magazine) Interview 3:16
1977 Daily Planet (Edition 482) 'RA & Studio Consciousness' with Todd 3:55

Note:Re-broadcast of a show from Brown University and captured from the radio by the infamous New England recorder Dan Lampinski. This guy deserves a medal for all the bands and shows that he recorded in the Seventies. Quality audience recordings too. Sound is good but the age has some effects.Remixed maybe for this broadcast?
11/11/77 MEEHAN AUDITORIUM BROWN UNIVERSITY PROVIDENCE RI (VERSION 2) DUTCH FM BROADCAST VERSION - KRO RADIO ON FEBRUARY 26 1978 71:37
Date Added:8/11/2014
Track List:TRAPPED.MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN & HELL.ABANDON CITY.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.BACK ON THE STREET. BLACK & WHITE.COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.UTOPIA THEME.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.CRAZY LADY BLUE.LOVE IN ACTION.DEATH OF ROCK & ROLL.DUTCH OUTRO.
Note:It seems, this year (2014), that a Dutch Fan, Hans de Vente, digitized his FM recording of this 1977-11-11 show Re-broadcast in February of 1978. Then a TTD member, propylaen, took it one step further by "chapterizing and normalizing Hans' tracks and did some other minor editing (removed a few pops, made the between song edits less jarring by getting the volume levels closer to each track)." So what we have here is a excellent sounding historic record! ESSENTIAL~ Warren
11/23/77 SUFFOLK FORUM LONG ISLAND CITY AUDIENCE- DIGITAL XFER WARREN N/A
Date Added:5/21/2012
Track List:TRAPPED. THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL. ABANDON CITY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BACK ON THE STREET. BLACK AND WHITE. CRAZY LADY BLUE. LOVE IN ACTION. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. SUNSET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNCIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. GANGRENE. THE SEVEN RAYS. HEAVY METAL KIDS. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR (CUTS). UTOPIA THEME. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Listenable. Some distortion. Just for us archivists. The REAL die-hard ones...chuckle chuck~ Warren
11/29/77 HARA ARENA DAYTON OH AUDIENCE 68:53/59:51
Track List:CD ONE: TRAPPED. THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL. ABANDON CITY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BLACK AND WHITE. CRAZY LADY BLUE. LOVE IN ACTION. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. SUNSET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNCIONALE. THE LAST RIDE. GANGRENE. THE SEVEN RAYS. CD TWO: HEAVY METAL KIDS (CUTS). SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:My buddy Frank Bubnick says, "This is cool, you're gonna love it. A BINAURAL show from the 5th row center. Remember binaural? That was the system that utilized microphones mounted on a pair of headphones. The intention was to record live events in the same manner that humans heard them. The CD's were mastered by Sandra Winters from the original tapes recorded by Laine Harris. The binaural effect is very cool. It works very well with headphones or speakers placed very closely together. Sounds like the crowd surrounds you. Much of the sound was captured directly off of the stage. Sound quality is pretty good, it's the binaural effect that really kicks on this one. Awesome 'Oops ' set"
12/29/77 CAPITOL THEATER PASSAIC NJ (Last part of show only) AUDIENCE- DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN 45:00
Date Added:5/21/2012
Track List:SINGRING & THE GLASS GUITAR. UTOPIA THEME. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY (CUTS OUT)
Note:This is not a bad recording! I need to find the first tape of this somewhere here in the vaults...I know it!~ Warren
12/31/77 RICHFIELD COLISEUM CLEVELAND OH (NEW YEARS EVE) AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 144.00
Date Added:4/8/2016
Track List:'OOPS WRONG PLANET' SET:INTRO.TRAPPED.MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL.ABANDON CITY.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.BACK ON THE STREET.BLACK & WHITE.CRAZY LADY BLUE.LOVE IN ACTION.THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.THEATRIC'RA" STAGE SET:INTERMISSION MUSIC (OVERTURE-MOUNTAINTOP AND SUNRISE).COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.WHEN THE SH#T HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD./LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE.THE LAST RIDE.GANGRENE. (TAPE FLIP - CUTS IN) THE SEVEN RAYS.HEAVY METAL KIDS.SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR (TAPE FLIP - CUTS OUT).(CUTS IN) SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR.UTOPIA . LOVE IS THE ANSWER.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:So you may be getting weary of this amount of new "Oops Wrong Planet" audience recordings showing up as of recent from me. But these recordings of Geoff Laurenzo's MASTERS are very much worthy of any serious Todd rarities collector's shelf. And this one is good. REAL good. A very 'soundboardish'(is that a word?) capture of a very electric night. In fact a New Years Eve night, that takes us into 1978. The Band is Pro-tight and sounds like they're enjoying themselves quite a bit. At some points Cleveland comes 'unglued'!
I think we're missing 'My Angel'... and a small beginning portion of 'Seven Rays'and a very small portion of 'Singring' due to tapers 'flip'. But for the most part, it's all here. Sure, I had to use my editing prowess again, but minimally.
The instruments are clear and the vocals are up front and in your face. So you could put some headphones on (and a party hat) and go sit in a seat what must be near the front of the theatre. Cause ya gotta figure Richfield Coliseum was huge!
And you would turn it up! YOU WILL ENJOY THIS ONE~ Warren
P.S. Once again, I'd like to reach out to the Laurenzo Bros. and thank them for taking us through the seventies with all these great audience tapings (for what seems all over the Mid-Western US). And don't ya'll fret 'cause there's a few more. So stay tuned.

Date Title Source Time
1978 ELIZABETH BARRACLOUGH STUDIO VINYL BEARSVILLE 201.039 23:51/19:21
Date Added:9/4/2013
Track List:SIDE 1: WILLY RUBY. BELIEVE IT SO. BONEY MOUNTAIN. LIKE THE DESERT NEEDS THE SAND. COVERED UP IN ACES. SIDE 2: WHO DO YOU THINK'S THE FOOL. SHEPHERD'S BUSH. DON'T TV ME. SUNSET HARVEST MOON. LATE IN MY BED.
Note:Actually a Netherlands artist. Todd appears as 'guitarist' on this 1978 Solo vinyl release by Elizabeth. She later did a second album (Hi)Liner notes show recorded in London, Nashville & Bearsville. She also appears performing with band in the 'infamous' 1977 Bearsville Picnic Video (Old Grey Whistle). A very different Kind of a Country, Blues type of act. Acoustic Bass – Bob Boucher. Acoustic Guitar – Billy Sanford. Bass – Bob Boucher, Ian Hampton, Mick Hodgkinson, Mike Leech. Drums – Dave Lewis, Kenny Buttrey, Malcolm Mortimore. Guitar – Elizabeth Barraclough, Smoke Abingdon, Mick Hodgkinson, Todd Rundgren. Harmonica – Paul Butterfield. Keyboards – Mick Hodgkinson. One reviewer wrote, "I had never previously heard of Elizabeth, and bought the album mainly on the basis of the supporting cast. It was released on Bearsville Records so naturally involves Todd Rundgren, but others include The Band's producer John Simon, harmonica legend Paul Butterfield and crack Nashville session players like Charlie McCoy and Kenny Buttrey. It was produced by Albert Grossman, Dylan's former manager and owner of Bearsville, with sleeve notes by Jim Rooney, who went on to produce Nanci Griffith and others. It also has one of the most unflattering photos imaginable on the front cover - it makes her look like a grumpy trucker". Listed here just for posterity....Only for the Todd die-hard extreme for sure~ Warren
1978 THERE'S JUST SO MUCH OF THE 1978 TOUR SHOWS HERE. PLENTY OF RECORDINGS/COVERAGE. AND MUCH OF IT IS ALL NOW AVAILABLE RETAIL. SO PLEASE FORGIVE ME IF I'M UNABLE TO SHARE IT. ALL THIS IS MOSTLY JUST FOR COLLECTION LISTING PURPOSES ONLY. WE HAVE TO BE VERY 'CAREFUL' WITH SELECTION FROM THIS SECTION~ WARREN AUDIENCE, RADIO AND SOUNDBOARD
Date Added:5/21/2012
Note:Thanks to ALL for their input and generosity! Check out the TRBAZAAR to find/buy legit releases of much of this stuff
5/78 ‘RUNDGREN COMES ALIVE’ ONION HEAD EP VINYL TRANSFER WARREN 15:05
Date Added:6/9/2012
Track List:SIDE 1: BREAD (4:15) (RECORDED FOR 'MIDNIGHT SPECIAL' MAY 16 1978 AT NBC STUDIO 2)/ SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FEEL (3:51) (RECORDED FOR 'MIDNIGHT SPECIAL' AUGUST 8 1978 AT NBC STUDIO 2) SIDE 2: NEVER NEVER LAND (1:47) (ROXY MAY 17 1978 LATE SHOW)/ LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG (2:58) (ROXY MAY 21 1978 LATE SHOW)/ YOU CRIED WOLF (2:14) (WITH WOLFMAN JACK RECORDED FROM THE ROXY BROADCAST)
Note:EP LP release in 1978 on Onion Head Records (legit label? We don’t know). Rare only for it’s inclusion of one of the three rare takes of Bread (5/16/78) and The Roxy late show (5/1778) of Never Never Land~ Warren
5/12/78 NEW YORK CITY THE BOTTOM LINE WNEW FM 63:11/73:56
Date Added:7/4/2001
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO/WNEW. REAL MAN. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE RANGE WAR. LOVE IN ACTION. NEVER NEVER LAND. YOU CRIED WOLF. UNCHAINED MELODY. WNEW JINGLE. WHO WROTE THE BOOK OF LOVE?. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. BREAD, DONT YOU EVER LEARN?. DUST IN THE WIND. THE VERB "TO LOVE". CD TWO: A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY. HANG ON SLOOPY. OUTRO/WNEW.
Note:What a great fun relaxed show to groove to. The source is the low generation tape we got from long time Toddhead Brian Welsh. The WNEW crew does a good job of explaining the tour, but calls Kazim a former member and says Moogy is the only Utopia member in the band (not true at all- Willie wise). Dust In The Wind sung by Moogy nicely. Bread- some balance vol wise. Problems as on the Midnight Special version occurs here. But Todd really nails the leads. A very strange version of Verb to Love where it started way too fast, and never gets back to the correct speed.. Rick derringer on Soul Medley & Sloopy. This is a long standing classic that sounds great.~ Tony ESSENTIAL
5/13/78 NEW YORK CITY THE BOTTOM LINE SBD & SOME GREAT AUDIE??- ISTVAN
Date Added:5/1/2006
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. SOMETIMES I DONT KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE RANGE WAR. LOVE IN ACTION. NEVER NEVER LAND. YOU CRIED WOLF. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. DONT YOU EVER LEARN. DUST IN THE WIND (MOOGY SINGING) CD TWO: A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. HELLO ITS ME (CUTS IN). JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:I dont know at this point what is what... considering all the ones out on the Japan label and the sdbs that have made it out...one day someone will sit down and try to distinguish these recordings- I dont doubt this date as it is valid, but theres a lot of these out there, and I would like to think we'e got em all close to covered by now...in my opinion, one of the very best sets of music he's ever done, and some of the core central shows of Todddom....Bread is really a cooker on here...Dust fades at the solo but what a nice addition to the scene...great find Istvan!!~ Tony
5/14/78 NEW YORK THE BOTTOM LINE (EARLY & LATE SHOWS) SOUNDBOARD (EDITED & ENHANCED BUBNICK/RUSSO) 67:25/72:46/39:42
Track List:CD ONE (EARLY SHOW): REAL MAN. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE RANGE WAR. LOVE IN ACTION. NEVER NEVER LAND. YOU CRIED WOLF. UNCHAINED MELODY. BOOK OF LOVE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. BLACK MARIA. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN?. THE VERB TO LOVE. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. VIDEO CHAT. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT.
CD TWO (LATE SHOW): REAL MAN IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LADY FACE. BLACK AND WHITE. NEVER NEVER LAND. YOU CRIED WOLF. BREAD. ZEN ARCHER. THE LAST RIDE. CLICHE'. VIDEO CHAT. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. DETERMINATION.
CD THREE (PART TWOS OF BOTH): EARLY SHOW: EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. HELLO, IT'S ME. JUST ONE VICTORY. LATE SHOW: INTROS/HELLO IT'S ME. LOVE IS THE ANSWER
Note:Take a trip back to 1978 and you have tickets for both shows. Great sounding board show (another Bubnick/Russo ehanced gem). We know the Japanese release 'begged' from this, but this is a must have for the 'seriously into it' in 1978 (of which we are old enough to remember well)...~ Tony & Warren ESSENTIAL
5/16/78 THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL 'TAKES' SOUNDBOARD. OBSCURE SOURCE
Date Added:6/14/2012
Track List:CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS TAKE 1. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS TAKE 2. INTRO I TO BREAD TAKE 1. INTRO II TO BREAD TAKE 1. BREAD TAKE 1. YOU CRIED WOLF. BREAD TAKE 2. BREAD TAKE 3.
Note:Here's what a couple of you asked for. The obscure 'Midnight Special Takes'. Very interesting to say the least. You can hear the MC trying to keep the studio audience silent for 'preparations' and then directs them to applause at just the right moments! This is from 1st Generation reel (reel to reel canister)! ESSENTIAL~ Warren
5/17/78 THE ROXY THEATRE WEST HOLLYWOOD CA (WITH THE HELLO PEOPLE, MARK "MOOGY" KLINGMAN, JOHN SIEGLER AND JOHN "WILLIE" WILCOX) AUDIENCE (GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY)
Date Added:1/2/2017
Track List:WELCOME.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LADYFACE.BLACK AND WHITE.NEVER NEVER LAND.YOU CRIED WOLF.HELLO PEOPLE - UNCHAINED MELODY.HELLO PEOPLE - THE BOOK OF LOVE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.BLACK MARIA (W/TAPE FLIP).ZEN ARCHER.MOOGY INTROS DUST IN THE WIND.MOOGY - DUST IN THE WIND.THE LAST RIDE (W/TAPE FLIP).CLICHÉ. I'M SO PROUD.OOH BABY BABYLA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU.I SAW THE LIGHT.EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION.DETERMINATION (CUTS IN).HELLO IT'S ME.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:A wonderful and very rare audience recording by Gil! He recorded it, he transferred it, and he tweaked it, and shared it with us. Thank you Gil!
Gil says, “This is a pretty decent audience capture from Night 1 Show 2 of the week-long run at The Roxy in May of 1978; in other words show #2 of 14. The Roxy is a small room so the sound is very listenable, not the best recording by a long shot but still well worth the download. This is also a special show to me because of the 90+ Todd shows I've seen....this was the very first time I saw TR live. All that said, here are the shortcomings:
-It starts with LOTCM, meaning Real Man and IWHMAD are both missing
. -there is a tape flip during Black Maria, and another during The Last Ride (this was actually a 9 second dropout which I cut out)
-Determination is missing the first half of the song -the recording ends after the 2nd encore LITA, meaning the third encore CIJTY is missing, as well as a 4th encore half an hour later when Todd, having showered and changed, came out and played A Dream Goes On Forever at the piano to get the 50 or so of us who wouldn't leave to go home so the club could close.
So now you know. This is from my 1st gen cassette. Nothing on this set appears on BTTB; nothing on this set appears on Another Side Of Roxy; nothing on this set appears on the Lack Of Honest Work box set. Never Never Land from this show is on the bootleg vinyl EP "Rundgren Comes Alive", but that is certainly not an official release so this recording is safe to share. (As a side note, of the 6 shows from NYC and LA that I have excluding the 5/23 FM broadcast, only The Last Ride from 5/21/78 late appears on BTTB "according to my ears"). “

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5/20/78 THE ROXY LOS ANGELES CA AUDIENCE (MIKE MILLARD) 93:22:46
Date Added:4/2/2014
Track List:REAL MAN.SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FEEL.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.RANGE WAR.LOVE IN ACTION.NEVER NEVER LAND.YOU CRIED WOLF.I NEED YOUR LOVE (HELLO PEOPLE).BOOK OF LOVE (HELLO PEOPLE).CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.BREAD.DON'T YOU EVER LEARN (BAD CASSETTE FLAW, IN MASTER).DUST IN THE WIND (MOOGY).THE VERB TO LOVE.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. I'M SO PROUD.OOH BABY BABY.LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU.I SAW THE LIGHT.EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.HELLO IT'S ME.
Note:One of the dates that we were missing from the famous 1978 Roxy Los Angeles 'Back To The Bars' stand (with the Star studded casts). This one is a incredible quality audience recording that surfaced recently by Mike Millard. And we thank him, ‘cause this is good. REAL good. It has Moogy performing 'Dust In The Wind' (as opposed to Todd being featured). And The Hello people are very much featured on two tunes). As mentioned above, ‘Don’t You Ever learn’ has some problems due to tape flaw. But all in all, this one is absolutel history. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
5/21/78 THE ROXY LOS ANGELES AUDIENCE(GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY) 58:04/56:51
Date Added:5/10/2012
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. SOMETHIES I DONT KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LADYFACE. BLACK AND WHITE. LORD CHANCELLORS NIGHTMARE SONG. YOU CRIED WOLF. UNCHAINED MELODY. (WHO WROTE THE) BOOK OF LOVE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. BLACK MARIA. ZEN ARCHER. DUST IN THE WIND (SUNG BY MOOGY). CD TWO: THE LAST RIDE. CLICHE. ALL THE CHILDREN SING(VIDEO). IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. DETERMINATION. HELLO ITS ME. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:A one of a kind document for sure..we think this is one of the shows that ended up having tracks on the Japanese Nippon Series...Sound is yappy but is very nice at times... great in fact for an 1978 audience tape...a really nice You Cried Wolf...some zipper cuts at end of Determination (which is pretty nice but the backgrounds dont quite make it)...a huge hole in the center of Initiation..the tune is just not meant to be played with a grand piano as the only keyboard..it misses Roger bad - not Moogy's fault though, he does very well..just not suited to the piano trio concept - its far too complicated for that..great great show..and decent audie of it. Thanks Gil for capturing it!~ Warren
5/23/78 THE ROXY LOS ANGELES FAMOUS MICROWAVE RADIO BCAST (WARREN RECORDED OFF 96ROCK FM ATLANTA) 68:39/63:16
Date Added:7/4/2001
Track List:CD ONE: WOLFMAN JACK INTRO. REAL MAN. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LADYFACE. LOVE IN ACTION. NEVER NEVER LAND. YOU CRIED WOLF. THE RANGE WAR. BREAD. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. BLACK MARIA. DONT YOU EVER LEARN?. SOMETIMES I DONT KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. BLACK AND WHITE. CD TWO: A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. HELLO ITS ME. HANG ON SLOOPY. SHES GONE. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Wolfman Jack adorns this classic from the Back To The Bars recording show series in LA. Some high end strangeness results from the microwave method, but still sounds great for a 78 show. "...I can feel it microwaving all over the country..."~ Todd. Stevie nicks (probably thru Fishkin) added to the usual participants as well as- Spencer Davis harp on Range War (the BTTB version was this show for sure). Black Maria as well. Hall & Oates guest on Sometimes I Dont Know...She's Gone is good as well. Many sections where the Hello People do the 50s style station IDs during the program. Lotsa fun. Another classic."...For those of you at home; my guitar just got a round of applause..."~ Todd. These taped versions were recorded via TEAC cassette recorder directly off (96Rock FM Atlanta)the live feed Radio Broadcast that night (Station/IDs & all) Unfortunately this has been co-opted for profit by bootleggers around the globe.~ Warren ESSENTIAL
8/78 MOGGY KLINGMAN – ‘MOOGY II’ DIGITAL DUB FROM VINYL WARREN 45:00
Date Added:5/30/2012
Track List:CLOWN AND A STRANGER.KID'S GOT HEART.NEVER GIVE YOUR LOVE.SISTER BESSIE. DO THE SLOP.FRIENDS.OUT OF THE TOWN.LET ME JUST FOLLOW BEHIND.COME ALONG. MOTHER WE LOVE YOU/BLUE MOTHER/COME HERE SON/PASSING YEARS.
Note:Another obscure release. No Longer in print and very difficult to find. Less of a ‘New Orleans ‘ sound on this one and a touch of synthesizer. All star musician ensemble (Todd, Rick Derringer, Jan hammer, Shuckett, Siegler, Siomos, Fanny…amoung others). ESSENTIAL~ Warren
8/5/78 SAN FRANCISCO OLD WALDORF THEATER FM SOURCE (THANKS DON B.) 62:32/26:25
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TRAPPED. ABANDON CITY. THE LAST RIDE. THE SEVEN RAYS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. BACK ON THE STREET. YOU CRIED WOLF. GANGRENE. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. BLACK AND WHITE. CD TWO: EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. HELLO, IT'S ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This is a great sounding 20+ yr old radio FM broadcast baked to perfection by Frank Bubnick and Paul Russo. But, we need to give most the credit to Don B. for making this one possible to the collection~ Warren
8/8/78 MIDNIGHT SPECIAL STAGES BURBANK CA (AIRED 8/25/78) AUDIO DUB FROM VIDEO N/A
Date Added:4/28/2016
Track List:REAL MAN. YOU CRIED WOLF.SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. LOVE IN ACTION.JUST ONE VICTORY. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Excellent audio dub from retro videos were sent to Frank Bubnick to me by Bob Stanislowski (RIP) in the early 90's. They were direct from the guy that actually made them that supposedly was some sort of a TV from out in LA. That's all we know. . What's neat is the Band comes out after 'Just One Victory' and does a solely instrumental 'Just One Victory' Finale. Awsome and ESSENTIAL if just for that. However some of this is now available officially in video format (DVD) on 'The Midnight Special' Volumes~ Warren
8/10/78 HOUSTON TEXAS OPRYHOUSE "LIVE IN MINK HOLLOW" BOOT VINYL OF AN FM BROADCAST 76:51
Track List:REAL MAN. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LOVE IN ACTION. ABANDON CITY. THE LAST RIDE. THE SEVEN RAYS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. YOU CRIED WOLF. GANGRENE. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. BLACK AND WHITE. EASTERN INTRIGUE (CUTS). COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. HELLO, IT'S ME.
Note:See above as this is a typical BTTB bcast. From the Bootleg vinyl. Funny they deemed to call it that. Not much Hermit was performed.~ Warren
8/19/78 THE AGORA BALLROOM ATLANTA (LATE SHOW) FM (WARREN FROM 96 ROCK FM ATLANTA) 73:09
Date Added:9/23/2012
Track List:REAL MAN. SOMETIMES I DONT KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. LOVE IN ACTION. ABANDON CITY. THE LAST RIDE. BLACK & WHITE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. DEATH OF ROCK & ROLL.EASTERN INTRIGUE. INTITATION. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. HELLO ITS ME.JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Pretty good FM (96 ROCK Atlanta GA) recording by Warren
8/20/78 AGORA BALLROOM ATLANTA GA (EARLY SHOW) AUDIENCE – KARL SPECK 47:35/53:38
Date Added:5/14/2014
Track List:DISC ONE: REAL MAN.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.TRAPPED.ABANDON CITY.THE VERB TO LOVE.THE SEVEN RAYS.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS (TAPE SKIP 2:52 IN).DISC TWO:THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.YOU CRIED WOLF.GANGRENE.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.BLACK MARIA.EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.HELLO IT'S ME.JUST ONE VICTORY.
BONUS:(CUTS IN) JUST ONE VICTORY - ACTUALLY FROM 1978-08-19 EARLY SHOW.
Note:This is a special one. One of the audience recordings that we thought was lost and gone from our (My & Tony's) vaults forever. But recently, my Atlanta buddy Allen Law provided me again with this brilliant recording, by Karl Speck, of another show from Todd's 'stand' at the Agora Ballroom Atlanta (August 18, 19 & 20 1978). I was at all these dates (early & late shows) and this was an incredible 'Back To The Bars' series. All Todd Rundgren events in Atlanta were sold out in the seventies (and still are to date), so the performances were always almost note perfect and tight...As you'll hear from all these tunes. Unfortunately, 'Can We Still Be Friends' has a tape skip about 2:52 in. I remember Todd's new girlfriend Karen Darvin doing a Ballerina accompaniment. It was a strange surprise...because you figure that 'Hermit' had just come out (April), and we hadn't seen the Midnight Special video of this one yet. Todd kids us about the applause Karen gets, by referring to the wooden slab that she danced on for her number. ‘You Cried Wolf' was new to us too with Todd on Drums.When I heard about 'Back To The Bars' to be released in December I had hoped some of these shows would make an appearance on the double lp. For I think they were much worthy. All performances are good here. It's hard to pick out any one tune in particular to focus on. ESSENTIAL ~ Warren
8/21/78 CENTRAL PARK/WOLLMAN RINK NEW YORK CITY AUDIENCE 74:07/67:42
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TRAPPED. ABANDON CITY. THE VERB TO LOVE. THE SEVEN RAYS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. YOU CRIED WOLF. GANGRENE. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. BLACK MARIA. EASTERN INTRIGUE/INITIATION. CD TWO: COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This was acquired from John Pellerito, but we think this is another audience capture by Mike Strickland. Once again, great (seemingly annual) August event for Todd at the Wollman Rink. Not so bad on the yap factor for being an NYC crowd. And the sound is pretty good for an outdoor audience recording...presents the usual BTTB set with Utopia- you can tell the band is up for it and the taper apparently was up close. An ESSENTIAL historic record~ Tony
8/23/78 THE AGORA CLEVELAND OH FM STEREO SIMULCAST 98:00
Date Added:2/28/2017
Track List:REAL MAN. IT WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.TRAPPED. ABANDON CITY.THE VERB TO LOVE.THE SEVEN RAYS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.YOU CRIED WOLF. GANGRENE.LOVE IN ACTION. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.BLACK MARIA. EASTERN INTRIGUE/INITIATION. COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU. HELLO IT’S ME.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:*Update on this one: This one JEMS just threw into the batch of the dozens of Todd Tapes for the heck of it. It's not grand but very decent. It from the age old stereo simulcast of the '78 Agora. Which I don't think is in circulation anywhere, because it was a local broadcast. JEMS tells me some youngster caught it live over his Technec stereo system. (Reciever with FM reception). The tapes themselves are original. But they're so old that I had to 'reshell' both tapes. It sounds as if he did some editing via dual cassette deck. There's some micro second cuts between some of the tracks as if there may have been some commercials or pause for station ID at points that he edited out. Archaic but it worked out. And there's some songs that sound as if 'noise reduction'(NR) was applied. This is all assumption.
But for the most part it all streams pretty seamlessly. And most songs sound pretty good. All I did was split the tracks. And Istvan did some 'magic'to The Seven Rays (which was the weakest track out of the bunch). Like I said; I don't think this whole show audio is available in many places so it's rare and 'a keeper' And I think it's ESSENTIAL~ Warren
8/24/78 PARK WEST CHICAGO IL AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 11:00
Date Added:4/16/2016
Track List:HELLO IT'S ME. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note: Excellent audience recording (MASTER Cassette) by Geoff. But all we get is these two tunes. He inadvertantly recorded over the other portions he grabbed from this show. We do have (below) the Utopia Show from the next night (from the weird 'Looking At Us' Boot). But thanks again to Geoff for letting me transfer this one~ Warren
8/25/78 "LOOKING AT US" CHICAGO PARK WEST (LP SLEEVE SAYS PHILADELPHIA) OLD BOOTLEG VINYL (DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN) 51:13
Date Added:9/23/2012
Track List:BROTHER JOAN (TRAPPED). BAD LUCK CITY (ABANDON CITY). LOOKING FOR A LOVE (THE VERB TO LOVE). SEVEN RAYS (THE SEVEN RAYS). CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. DAY OF THE ROCK N' ROLL (DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL). FUNKY DETROIT MADNESS (YOU CRIED WOLF). CAN'T BE SATISFIED (GANGRENE). MY DREAM LIVES ON FOREVER (A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER). PLEASE LET ME GO (BLACK MARIA)
Note:The crazy 70s Boot vinyl, that most of us oldtimers have, that is obviously the product of someone who doesn't know shit about Todd. The titles are funny. The record has the encyclopedia of rock listing for Todd and gang and the "Another Live" inside shot on front. It also says 3/29/49! This is not Todds Bday, so we dont know what thats about. Probably comes from the same place "Philadelphia" or "Funky Detroit Madness" did. Nevertheless, this is a classic and long overdue addition to the Todd stash.~ Tony
8/30/78 BOSTON PARADISE THEATER FM- DIGITAL TRANSFER HOME STUDIO 69:41/75:11
Date Added:2/27/2001
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. REAL MAN. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TRAPPED. ABANDON CITY. THE VERB TO LOVE. THE SEVEN RAYS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. YOU CRIED. GANGRENE. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. BLACK MARIA CD TWO: EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:As any fan knows, this tour damn near yielded great FM broadcasts in every city they hit. This was the last show of the tour before Todd went to Europe with the Tubes to generate excitement about the upcoming Remote Control recording sessions. Very low generation (1st gen?). Roger really eats it up on this one, great solos on Abandon City and Seven Rays. This also may be the only time time Todd has ever referred to himself as the "Runt" (before You Cried Wolf).~ Tony
8/30/78 PARADISE THEATRE BOSTON MA LATE SHOW AUDIENCE MASTERRECORDING BY JARED (JEMS). NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE PRO FM BROACAST OF THE FIRST SHOW THAT NIGHT.
Date Added:6/1/2017
Track List:REAL MAN.SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW.LOVE IN ACTION.ABANDON CITY.THE LAST RIDE.THE SEVEN RAYS.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.DEATH OF ROCK & ROLL.YOU CRIED WOLF. GANGRENE.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.EASTERN INTRIGUE-INITIATION.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.HELLO IT'S ME.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Here's one my first installments in a long time from the JEMS tapes. It's Jared's audience recording MASTER Tape. Whole Show. And I think is pretty good quality. A little muddy. I basically split the tracks and played with the levels a little. I don't want to be on the radar again from sharing 1978 shows by the Rundgren Organization, but what the hell. I have few more from Jared. Mostly Late Shows for two nights at the Royal Oak in Detroit in'78.
Do me a favor, and believe me - you don't have to, but keep these close to your vest. No global circulation please. ~ Warren
P.S. The band is not on fire as usual here. I don't know what it is. Tell me what you think. Was this just a 'let's do this gig at get out of here'? Even Todd's banter sounds like he tired. Small crowd left for this Late show too...sounds like. When I did the Atlanta shows they herded us out like cattle if we didn't have second show tickets.
Lineage: Recorded With Advent Dynamic Microphones > Sony Tc-153sd Cassette Recorder
9/1/78 MEATLOAF NASSAU COLISEUM (W/ SPECIAL GUEST TODD) BOOT CD (FROM SARA KREIGER) 73:55
Date Added:2/10/2002
Track List:INTRO/BOLERO. BAT OUT OF HELL. HOT SUMMER NIGHT. ALL REVVED UP WITH NO PLACE TO GO. HEAVEN CAN WAIT. PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT. MORE THAN YOU DESERVE. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Sara K. sent us this. Todd appears on Just One Victory. The only live thing, other than the '79 Utopia Indochinese Benefit, where Todd and Meatloaf were recorded togther live back in the day. Super sound. Classic Meat.~ Tony
10/12/78 COMA DOME SEATTLE WA FM RADIO 67:34/24:57
Date Added:9/23/2012
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TRAPPED. ABANDON CITY. THE VERB TO LOVE. THE SEVEN RAYS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. YOU CRIED WOLF. GANGRENE. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. BLACK MARIA. CD TWO: EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. HELLO, IT'S ME. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:One of Frank Bubnick's collection- Great job done on an old low generation FM cassette recording.
10/15/78 DALLAS TEXAS THE PALLADIUM FM OR LINE OUT? 72:47
Date Added:2/25/2002
Track List:REAL MAN. SOMETIMES I DONT KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LOVE IN ACTION. THE LAST RIDE. THE SEVEN RAYS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. BLACK AND WHITE. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU.
Note:A nameless Fan sent this to me. I tried to re-eq some (to good effect) to add to the archive project. The sound is clear, but sounds to me as if it there was a large limiter somewhere in the process. It gets markedly (its not really ever that bad) better after Death of R-n-R. This is an "in stride" performance from the band at their peak (in my opinion). Because of the gig schedule, I dont think the band ever again played as well as they did on this tour with this material, etc. Here is a very good (but old) line recording that serves up a couple of ass whippin versions Black & White and Initiation... just to show everyone how its supposed to be played, and to remind everyone that Utopia WAS THE best live performing band of that era- gig after gig- night after night.~ Tony
10/17/78 ONE BLOCK WEST KANSAS CITY KS (FIRST SET) FM RADIO 66:07
Date Added:9/18/2016
Track List:REAL MAN. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TRAPPED. ABANDON CITY. THE VERB TO LOVE. THE SEVEN RAYS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. YOU CRIED WOLF. GANGRENE. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. BLACK MARIA
Note:This is a bootleg CD- which means someone did the thing themselves, makes it look like official product and then sells it for cash with no money going to the artist...not a good thing. It sounds great like all the 78 Bcasts do... missing probably a tune or two from the show. Nice on the artwork. Evidently, this is part of series of illegal shows for sale- they probably all sound good (as this one is excellent), but I have absolutely nothing to do with it.~ Tony
10/17/78 ONE BLOCK WEST KANSAS CITY KS (SECOND SET) GEOFF LAURENZO AUDIENCE RECORDING MASTER TAPE 63:00
Date Added:9/18/2016
Track List:(CUTS IN) THE LAST RIDE.THE SEVEN RAYS.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.DEATH OF ROCK N ROLL.YOU CRIED WOLF.GANGRENE (CUTS OUT AT ENDING APPLAUSE).A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.HELLO IT'S ME.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:First and foremost, this is not the 1978-10-17 One Block West KC recording that is currently 'out there' in circulation. That is a local radio broadcast of the first set that night. THIS IS A MAGNIFICENT audience recording (MASTER Tape) of the second Show by Geoff Laurenzo. I know that I use the term 'soundboardish' a lot... but this a 'pro-grade' recording. What's funny is this was an old dirty broken cassette Geoff had just recently relocated. And asked me to see what I could do with it. I did have to put it in a new cassette shell. A labor of love, for I had to do little to this one other than leveling the channels and splitting the tracks. All performances are flawless, unfortunately we only get a small portion of the show due to only one tape. And Geoff had inadvertently recorded over some of it with other artists. But I'm very excited about what we have here and being able to share this 'Back To The Bars' Era recording. This one is ESSENTIAL. Thank you Geoff Laurenzo for 'striking' once again with a collectors gem!You can even listen to it featured in it's entirety on RundgrenRadio ~ Warren
10/26/78 ROYAL OAK THEATER DETROIT MICHIGAN WWWW FM RADIO- DIGITAL XFER WARREN 90:00
Date Added:9/23/2012
Track List:DISC ONE:REAL MAN.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.TRAPPED.ABANDON CITY.THE VERB TO LOVE.THE SEVEN RAYS.RADIO STATION ID.DISC TWO:STATION ID.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.YOU CRIED WOLF.GANGRENE.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.BLACK MARIA.EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.HELLO ITS ME
Note:From my cassette (snail mail trades) of WWWW FM (Detroit) Broadcast. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
10/26/78 ROYAL OAK THEATRE DETROIT MI (LATE SHOW) AUDIENCE [JARED(RIP) W/JEMS] MASTER TAPE 90:00
Date Added:6/24/2017
Track List:REAL MAN.SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.LOVE IN ACTION.ABANDON CITY.THE LAST RIDE.THE SEVEN RAYS.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.DEATH OF ROCK & ROLL.YOU CRIED WOLF.GANGRENE.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.BLACK MARIA.EASTERN INTRIGUE/INITIATION.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.HELLO IT'S ME.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:See Notes below for 10/27/78 Show
10/27/78 ROYAL OAK THEATRE DETROIT MI (LATE SHOW) AUDIENCE [JARED(RIP) W/JEMS] MASTER TAPE 90:00
Date Added:6/24/2017
Track List:REAL MAN.SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.LOVE IN ACTION.ABANDON CITY.THE LAST RIDE.THE SEVEN RAYS.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.DEATH OF ROCK & ROLL.YOU CRIED WOLF.GANGRENE.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.BLACK MARIA.EASTERN INTRIGUE/INITIATION.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.HELLO IT'S ME.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:These two Late '78 shows; The above 1978-10-26 Royal Oak Theatre Detroit (Late Show) & this 1978-10-27 Royal Oak Theatre Detroit (Late Show) are from my JEMS collection (recorded by Jared/RIP. His MASTER Tapes). And very unlike Jared's other recordings, these suffer much. Both recorded from a distance it seems. Royal Oak Theatre seats 1700 and Jared must have been further to the back maybe (which makes for a lot of audience interference)? I've spent hours trying to edit these and bring some life into them really to no avail. Just not much can be done to improve the quality. I guess they are what they are. So these presentations are just 4 long tack (two each). Side A and Side B of both tapes. No track splitting.Having said all that, they are very listenable. And fun listens.Great to have for posterity and historic record.~ Warren
10/31/78 and 11/1/78 TORONTO EL MOCAMBO CHUM/FM- REC'D/TRANSFERRED TO DIGITAL JOHN BRONSKILL 48:59/42:13
Date Added:11/7/2000
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. REAL MAN. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TRAPPED. ABANDON CITY. THE SEVEN RAYS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. YOU CRIED WOLF. GANGRENE CD TWO: A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. THE LAST RIDE. BLACK MARIA. EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Another rollin' along Radio Bcast from the BTTB tour. Great 1st generation sound- John B. does it well, and this is a good close to the source transfer.~ Tony
11/1/78 TORONTO EL MOCAMBO XFER FROM CASS FM RECORDING- HIROSHI 43:03/41:57
Date Added:5/1/2005
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. SOMETIMES I DONT KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LOVE IN ACTION. ABANDON CITY. THE LAST RIDE. THE SEVEN RAYS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. CD TWO: DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. GANGRENE. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. EASTERN INTRIGUE/INITIATION. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Tattered old Broadcast form the BTTB tour, brought back to life by Hiroshi. This is one that sound quality is limited due to the source, but a great performance. Roger was just back from the Bowie tour and he lets loose with some inspired soloing..an amazing Seven Rays...crowd is crazed and loud...this was the Utopia show of my youth. Love this era. Thanks to Hiroshi and hours of work to preserve the old stuff.~ Tony
11/7/78 WASHINGTON DC THE BAYOU FM RADIO 70:54/51:06
Date Added:9/23/2012
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TRAPPED. ABANDON CITY. THE VERB TO LOVE. THE SEVEN RAYS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. YOU CRIED WOLF. GANGRENE. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. BLACK MARIA. CD TWO: EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY. FM OUTRO.
Note:I did this '78 DC show because my friends were there. The Bayou is gone now, and it was a great performance. The sound is good, but not perfect due to a noisy line coming from the radio station but it is FM and is actually quite good for the most part. From my small hometown of Keyser WV, we packed the place with close to 50 of the crew... but not me... I heard the show at home due to an important college assignment. I can hear my name called out when Todd talks about the broadcast, and can hear friends I know/knew to this day. What a trip. Roger really has a terrific soloing night, as he did often in these days-the dueling solos on Oops shows was what this band was all about. The effort Todd gives vocally was always there..not even on a bad night could you ever say Todd wasnt trying in these days..the band always left it on the stage with effort. Kazim hits a peak on Verb and Initiation (playing wise). Gangrene is a mess as usual during what Todd called " a pointless ego trip to prove why we play what we do"... This switching of instruments would soon end. Another great thing about this is the post show; where it is revealed all shows are sold out for days to come. The energy is high, as said above; and the usual kick of Initiation into CIJTY is higher than normal octane. Todd talks about the his Papal wishes weirdly in connection with a Dream Goes On Forever... and the crowd chants "thai stick" before Black Maria.~ Tony
11/11/78 SHABOO INN WILLIMANTIC CT LOCAL (CT) BROADCAST N/A
Date Added:6/2/2014
Track List:REAL MAN. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TRAPPED. ABANDON CITY.THE VERB TO LOVE.THE SEVEN RAYS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.
Note:A brilliant selection of only 7 songs from this show. From age old local FM broadcast in Willimantic. Excellent quality. This was available via web download as well. So I’m not sure about licensing on it. This entry is for listing purposes only.~ Warren
12/17/78 THE VENUE CLUB LONDON (MATINEE SHOW) AUDIENCE (DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN) 90:00
Date Added:6/7/2012
Track List:12/17/78 TRAPPED.BLACK & WHITE.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.ABANDON CITY.THE LAST RIDE.SEVEN RAYS.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. GANGRENE.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.BLACK MARIA.EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU HELLO IT'S ME.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Actually we have audience cassettes of many of the London Venue Club Shows: The 16th (Early & Late Shows), 17th (Late show), 20th (Late show) and 21st. The 18th was canceled. But this one is only one we deemed necessary to transfer. It has some distortion but a very listenable audience recording from the end of the year 1978. And what a year that was!.~ Warren
12/20/78 THE VENUE CLUB LONDON AUDIENCE (TRANSFERRED BY WARREN) 90:00
Date Added:10/8/2012
Track List:LOVE IN ACTION. ABANDON CITY. THE LAST RIDE. THE SEVEN RAYS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. THE DEATH OF ROCK & ROLL. YOU CRIED WOLF. GANGRENE. EASTERN INTRIGUE/INITIATION. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. HELLO IT'S ME (W/STEVE HILLAGE & TOM ROBINSON). JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Decided to digitally transfer this one after I started listening to it. Surprising good for this 31 year old audience recorded tape! Just a little mono sound to it. Didn't have to do much to it.But very much a keeper and the band is straight here. Tom Robinson & Steve Hillage guest on Hello It's Me too.~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1979 PATTI SMITH GROUP 'WAVE' TRANSFER BY JEFF GAUSS (WEAVIL) 45:00
Date Added:6/8/2012
Track List: FREDERICK. DANCING BAREFOOT. SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROCK N ROLL STAR. HYMN. REVENGE. CITIZEN SHIP. SEVEN WAYS OF GOING. BROKEN FLAG. WAVE. FIRE OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN. 54321 - WAVE.
Note:This is good one. Todd's old girfriend at her peak (from underground poetic obscurity to artist peak then back to obscurity). Todd production of course. I bet Scott can get you this one at TRBAZAAR. ~ Warren
1979 RICK DERRINGER- GUITARS AND WOMEN ROGER STEEL-CD 47:57
Date Added:11/24/2002
Track List:SOMETHING WARM. GUITARS AND WOMEN. EVERYTHING. MAN IN THE MIDDLE. IT MUST BE LOVE. DESIRES OF THE HEART. TIMELESS. HOPELESS ROMANTIC. NEED A LITTLE GIRL (JUST LIKE YOU). DONT EVER SAY GOODBYE. BONUS TRACKS: LET THE MUSIC PLAY. RUNAWAY
Note:Definitely "in print". Thus just here for listing purposes. Cannot/will not share. Check with Scott at TRBAZAAR for the release?. ~ Warren
2/16/79 UTOPIA THE PALLADIUM NEW YORK NY ‘INDOCHINESE BENEFIT CONCERT’ - EARLY SHOW FM RADIO 74:36
Track List:TRAPPED. LOVE IN ACTION. ABANDON CITY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. GANGRENE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. BLACK MARIA. ALL REVVED UP (WITH MEATLOAF). JOHNNY B GOODE (W/ MEATLOAF). POST CONCERT INTERVIEWS (2).
Note:This CD is from the WNEW FM broadcast of the first show. Some problems appear from someone on a CB or other source interfering occasionally onto the Broadcast line..Sound is worth it.
We also have an Hiroshi version which has a WNEW interview (w/Robert Klien)and a KBFH post show interview bonuses. Hiroshi's sounds as great as ever, but still the CB stuff does show up on last few tunes...I love what Todd did here, and it was historic, but the version of 'Johnny B Goode' is hard to take with the flange sound guitar...Utopia was a bit too tech savvy to be rolling in Chuck Berry mud.....great job from Hiroshi - really an important event in Todd history and it sounds better than ever.~ Tony
2/16/79 UTOPIA THE PALLADIUM NEW YORK NY ‘INDOCHINESE BENEFIT CONCERT’ - LATE SHOW FM RADIO 1:02:35
Date Added:4/16/2016
Track List:TRAPPED.LOVE IN ACTION.ABANDON CITY.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.GANGRENE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.BLACK MARIA.HANG ON SLOOPY. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.HELLO IT'S ME.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Recently recieved this cassette for a friend in New York. Seems he recorded this from a FM Broadcast live only in New York. This is fantastic. The Late Show of the February 16 1979 Utopia "Indochinesse Benefit Concert'. The entire show soundboard. Utopia at their finest in 1979. Derringer of course guested on both shows (Early and Late). Again he comes out here for "Hang On Sloopy" and the rest of the set.
Here's a great synopsis/review that I found: "The set kicks off with a triple dose of standout songs from that fourth Utopia album, beginning with the hard rocking progressive power-pop of "Trapped" and "Love In Action," followed by the more funk influenced "Abandoned City." The next two numbers, "Love Of The Common Man," from Rundgren's 1976 LP Faithful and "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference," from Something/Anything, display the catchy melodic pop at the heart of Rundgren's best work. Although Rundgren often played every instrument, sang, engineered, and produced much of his earlier material, Utopia prove themselves more than capable of bringing these highly evocative songs to life onstage, and throughout this performance, the musicianship is top-notch. A pair of hard driving rockers is up next, with "The Death Of Rock And Roll" from Utopia's 1975 album, Initiation, followed by "Gangrene," another number from Oops! Wrong Planet.While "Gangrene" is a rather silly and undistinguished exercise, "The Death Of Rock And Roll" is a pile driver that addresses critical rejection and features fine musicianship, particularly from bassist Kasim Sulton. The group next returns to the catchy melodic pop of "Can We Still Be Friends," the hit from Rundgren's solo album the previous year, Hermit Of Mink Hollow. The musicians next cruise into a vamp, while Rundgren delivers a sarcastic Zappa-esque intro monologue to the blazing blues-based "Black Maria," featuring Rundgren's most sizzling and demented guitar work of the evening. This is a tour-de-force performance, and Rundgren further delights the audience by bringing out guitar-slinger Rick Derringer to join in for the remainder of the set. Derringer plugs in and immediately rips into a sizzling solo to make sure his equipment is working and then the entire band launches into the "Louie, Louie" influenced hit by Derringer's mid-1960s band the McCoys, "Hang On Sloopy." This is an infectious delight that, despite its inherent simplicity, has the group cranking away and features plenty of Derringer's blazing fretwork. Rundgren asks Derringer to stay and help out on the conclusion to the set, which he does, as the musicians soar into the proto-power pop of "Couldn't I Just Tell You," another classic from Something/Anything. This leaves the New York City audience howling for an encore. When Rundgren and Utopia return to the stage, they give the audience exactly what they want, performing two of Rundgren's most memorable melodies, first with the heart-wrenching pop ballad "Hello It's Me" and wrapping things up with the evocative anthem-like "Just One Victory," from 1973's "A Wizard, A True Star"." ESSENTIAL as is all these Palladium Recordings~ Warren
2/16/79 THE PALLADIUM NEW YORK NY ‘INDOCHINESE BENEFIT CONCERT’ AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 72:00
Date Added:4/16/2016
Track List:SOME TODD INTRO TALK (CUTS).DAVID JOHANSEN-FUNKY BUT CHIC/FRENCHETTE/PERSONALITY CRISIS. PATTI SMITH - (HER RENDITION OF) GLORIA.TRAPPED.LOVE IN ACTION.ABANDON CITY.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.IT WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.GANGRENE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.BLACK MARIA.HANG ON SLOOPY - WITH RICK DERRINGER. COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU - WITH RICK DERRINGER.HELLO IT’S ME.JUST ONE VICTORY (CUTS OUT).
Note:Another chunk of splendor from Geoff Laurenzo (Master audience Recording of course). Yes, Sure we have a couple of FM versions (Early & Late Shows) of this one in the 'trading circulation'. But this audience recording has a bit more and is damn near just as good. This is from the Late Show, but it began in the wee morning hours (you can hear Todd at one point here say 2:30). The David Johansen part is a little hard to swallow, and Patti Smith's very odd rendition of the old THEM tune "GLORIA" rambles on and on. The only drawback at all from this recording is "Abandon City" has it's weaknesses...'warbles' here and there and "Just One Victory" cuts out near the end. But this things very strong. New York goes crazy between tunes and it is very rare and ESSENTIAL. So much thanks again to Geoff and Rick Laurenzo! ~ Warren
2/16/79 THE PALLADIUM NEW YORK NY ‘INDOCHINESE BENEFIT' ANOTHER FM SOURCE (WNEW FM) 89:00
Date Added:4/16/2016
Track List:TRAPPED.LOVE IN ACTION.ABANDON CITY.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.THE DEATH OF ROCK 'N ROLL.GANGRENE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.TODD TALKS.BLACK MARIA.ALL REVVED UP (W/MEAT LOAF).JOHNNY B. GOODE (W/MEAT LOAF).DJ COMMENTARY.RADIO INTRO.HANG ON SLOOPY (W/RICK DERRINGER).JUST ONE VICTORY.HELLO IT'S ME (w'CHAKA KHAN).FUNKY BUT CHIC (DAVID JOHANSEN).FRENCHETTE (DAVID JOHANSEN).STAIRWAY TO THE STARS (BOC).DON'T FEAR THE REAPER (BOC).WNEW CREDITS.
Note:Excellent WNEW FM New York Version. Probably the best of our collection from the Show. Includes parts of both Early & Late Shows. And selections from most of the Acts. And just for what it's worth, also in 'The Library' here, includes Blue Oyster Cults complete sets. Early Show & Late Shows (2 Discs)....just sayin'. ALL ESSENTIAL STUFF HERE~ Warren
4/4/79 SINJUKU KOUSEINNKIN HALL JAPAN AUDIENCE (DIGITAL TRANSFER JON BABCOCK) 96:00
Date Added:3/28/2017
Track List:CASSETTE SIDE A:TRAPPED.LOVE IN ACTION.ABANDON CITY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.SHOT IN THE DARK.THE SEVEN RAYS.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.GANGRENE (CUTS OFF).CASSETTE SIDE B:THE WHEEL.LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.THE VERB "TO LOVE".HIROSHIMA.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.BLACK MARIA.
Note:Jon did a grand job of digitalizing this for me. Audience tapings pick up two main things: The PA System of course, and each musicians sound floor monitor. The thing with Japan is that the crowds are not uproarious and generally ‘well behaved’ (is that the right word?) so the musicians don’t have to have their floor monitors blasting back at them. As is this case. The performance is excellently captured but the vocals sound distant and ‘concert hallish’. But all in all, the entire band is flawless here and on fire. And I thank Jon so much for his magic. Perfect. And I’ll say the same about Osaska Show (4/11/79) below. These are beautiful shows. ~ Warren
Probably missing on another Cassette? ‘Love Alone,’ ‘Eastern Intrigue’, ‘Initiation’, ‘Couldn't I Just Tell You’, ‘Hello It's Me’, and ‘Just One Victory’
4/9/79 UTOPIA - NAKANO SUN PLAZA TOKYO JAPAN FM (RELEASED LATER CROWN ARCHIVE SERIES VOL. 2 LC6448) 59:00/59:00
Date Added:2/28/2017
Track List:DISC ONE: TRAPPED.LOVE IN ACTION.ABANDON CITY.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.SHOT IN THE DARK.THE IKON-THE SEVEN RAYS.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.GANGRENE.THE WHEEL.LOVE ALONE.DISC TWO:LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.THE VERB TO LOVE.HIROSHIMA.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.BLACK MARIA.EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.HELLO IT'S ME.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This one is tremendous, and we don’t have much from 1979. I believe that it was a FM Broadcast only in Japan. So the recording is not in wide circulation. I believe Hiroshi had some association with these 1979 Japan shows. So basically, this is just for listing purposes only; for it has been released officially on The Castle/Sanctuary Records label ‘ Todd Rundgren Bootleg Archives’. In a couple of variations. Individual 2 CD Package (as mine was) and with the ‘Last of the New Wave Riders 7 CD Compilation Box Set(4 Shows) CMXBX735. I got mine as a bargain bin item LC6448 Double CD (by Sanctuary) ‘Todd Rundgren Bootleg Archives: Live in Japan ‘79 Vol.2’. The Box Set is still available at a couple of on-line houses: Discogs and inexpensively at AMAZON. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
4/11/79 FESTIVAL HALL OSAKA JAPAN AUDIENCE (DIGITAL TRANSFER AND EDITING - JON BABCOCK) 96:00
Date Added:3/28/2017
Track List:CASSETTE SIDE A:TRAPPED.LOVE IN ACTION.ABANDON CITY.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.SHOT IN THE DARK.IKON INTRO ~ THE SEVEN RAYS.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.GANGRENE.CASSETTE SIDE B:THE WHEEL.LOVE ALONE.LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.HIROSHIMA.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.BLACK MARIA.EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION (CUTS OFF).
Note:See above comments for Osaka 4/11/79. But again, thanks so much to Jon! Beautiful Show. Beautiful work!~ Warren
4/21/79 UTOPIA THE ROXY LOS ANGELES (LATE SHOW) AUDIENCE 90:00
Date Added:10/2/2013
Track List:TRAPPED (CUTS IN RIGHT AT START).LOVE IN ACTION.ABANDON CITY.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.THE LAST RIDE.SHOT IN THE DARK.THE IKON/THE SEVEN RAYS.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.GANGRENE.THE WHEEL.LOVE ALONE.THE LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL (KASIM LEAD VOCAL).EASTERN INTRIGUE/INITITION/COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.
Note:We don't have much from 1979. So, I pulled this rare age old tape from the vaults, and just basically dubbed (digital transfer) it from the cassette (no EQ)... split the tracks. Short Pre-Adventures show fan recorded at the Roxy in Los Angeles. We all remember the famous 1978 'stand' at the Roxy, so I thought I'd check this one out. Most of us have the excellent Old Waldorf (soundboard) show from San Francisco a few days later. And Passaic NJ & Landmark Syracuse soundboards at the end of the year. So, this audience recording is really no comparison. Not great, but believe me this is not bad at all! Very much a keeper for us collectors. They played two shows this day and this is the second set. The only tune missing here that they did perform during this show, is the encore 'Just one Victory'. I think you all will appreciate this recording! ~Warren
*Update 2013-10-02: Hiroshi has reached into his vaults and supplied us with an obviously lower generation copy of this audience tape. Much improved! In addition, Hiroshi also has the Early Show audience recording. See below entry. Thank you Buddy!
4/21/79 UTOPIA THE ROXY LOS ANGELES (EARLY SHOW) AUDIENCE 90:00
Date Added:10/6/2013
Track List:TRAPPED.LOVE IN ACTION.ABANDON CITY.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. IT WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.SHOT IN THE DARK.THE IKON/THE SEVEN RAYS.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.GANGRENE.THE WHEEL.LOVE ALONE.THE LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL (KASIM LEAD VOCAL).EASTERN INTRIGUE/INITITION (CUTS OUT). (CUTS IN) COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. HELLO IT’S ME
Note:This is another from Hiroshi. And Hiroshi not only provided us with an obviously lower generation cassette than mine (much improved sound) of the late show, but he also had this one (the Early Show) to share. Now we have audience recordings of both shows from that evening. All I did was split the tracks, so much thanks to Hiroshi for sharing again from his collection and doing all the hard stuff. You need to have both of these shows. You won’t be disappointed. Utopia played two sets each evening of a one week stand (April 17th – 25th 1979) at The Roxy~ Warren
4/27/79 SAN FRANCISCO OLD WALDORF FM SOURCE (THANK YOU DON B.) 64:20/44:49
Track List:CD ONE: TRAPPED. LOVE IN ACTION. ABANDON CITY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE LAST RIDE. SHOT IN THE DARK. THE IKON. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. GANGRENE. THE WHEEL. LOVE ALONE. CD TWO: LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. SPENCER DAVIS MEDLEY (WITH SPENCER DAVIS GUESTING). EASTERN INTRIGUE. INITIATION.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. ROCK LOVE. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Excellent radio event outshines most old Bcasts in quality as well as song selection. Plus the never again Spencer Davis thang.We need to give most the credit to Don B. for making this one possible to the collection from his FM recording. ESSENTIAL BUT AVAILABLE COMMERCIALLY IN EDITED FORMAT FROM SANCTUARY. You might find/buy it at Scott's TRBAZAAR.
7/11/79 NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PARK ANALOG AUDIE 49:57/39:16
Date Added:9/1/2003
Track List:CD ONE: TRAPPED. BACK ON THE STREET. ABANDON CITY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE VERB TO LOVE. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. SHOT IN THE DARK. THE IKON/THE SEVEN RAYS. LOVE ALONE. CD TWO: GANGRENE. PERUVIAN BASKET RAP. BLACK MARIA. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. LOVE IN ACTION. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. ROCK LOVE. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:This recording is not the best one of the tour, but is listenable for an audie...some NYC yap. The best of this tour would be the Syracuse (below). This is cool if you were there especially....thanks HK~ Tony
8/4/79 KNEBWORTH FESTIVAL ENGLAND AUDIENCE(GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY) 44:54/45:25
Date Added:1/11/2006
Track List:CD ONE:INTRO/TRAPPED. BACK ON THE STREET. ABANDON CITY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE VERB TO LOVE. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. SHOT IN THE DARK. THE IKON. THE SEVEN RAYS. CD TWO: LOVE ALONE. GANGRENE. BLACK MARIA. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. LOVE IN ACTION. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. ROCK LOVE. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Great performance, but sound quality approximates what they sounded like on a cassette recorder circa '79 with some yap at the front. But what a performance. They were charged up for it. Super vocal on Verb to Love...Todd does not same the forthcoming album is imminent like he did in summer 79 or later....Ikon is a bit shakey- Kazim is cut off during his solo, but smoking...Todd jokes about the size of the audience...one real oddity is Freedom Fighters....this was a very good performance, thanks that someone had the foresight to tape (one of the Tubes???- We'll never know...........)But honestly folks, I had never earmarked Knebworth as super performance... but no doubt it was. They ruled there...confident and strident as can be...~ Tony
8/23/79 DR PEPPER MUSIC FESTIVAL CENTRAL PARK NEW YORK DON DAVIDSON/PAUL RUSSO/FRANK BUBNICK AUDIENCE 56:02/32:08
Date Added:12/21/2002
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. TRAPPED. BACK ON THE STREET. ABANDON CITY. THE VERB TO LOVE (CUTS IN). LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. SHOT IN THE DARK. THE IKNO/THE SEVN RAYS. LOVE ALONE GANGRENE. BLACK MARIA. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. LOVE IN ACTION. CD TWO: FREEDOM FIGHTERS. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. ROCK LOVE. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. HELLO ITS ME (FROM NYC 78 W/ CHAKA KHAN)
Note:A pretty darn good audience tape from 70 this is...real NYC crowd, so a bit of yap is here. But it is pretty sharp sound for the time and the performances are good.~ Tony
9/21/79 OKLAHOMA ZOO AMPHITHEATRE, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 74:00
Date Added:5/3/2016
Track List:LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.BACK ON THE STREET.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CARAVAN.96 TEARS.TRAPPED.SHOT IN THE DARK.THE LAST RIDE (SMALL PIECE OF BEGINNING). THE LAST RIDE (LAST PORTION).ROAD TO UTOPIA.LOVE ALONE.GANGRENE.ROCK LOVE.BLACK MARIA ('SMEARS' ABOUT 2 MINS IN).THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.LOVE IN ACTION.FREEDOM FIGHTERS.
Note:This one we’ll just chalk up as one for posterity. It’s one of Geoff Laurenzo’s audience recordings (MASTER), but not one of the better ones. It’s a pretty rough recording… that is listenable (and a fun listen), but only for us diehards. Utopia is right on the money performance-wise here, but this seems recorded from a distance, yet a lot of bass distortion. Black Maria has some tape flaws and starts a long ‘smear’ about 2 minutes in. It’s nice to hear The Mysterians ’96 Tears’ which they added to their set in the Fall/Winter leg of 1979 along with The Who’s ‘Anytime Anywhere Anyhow’ (as we can hear in some of our 1979 recordings in the Archives here). This recording (one tape) ends with ‘Freedom Fighters’, but I think we are missing ‘Couldn't I Just Tell You’, ‘Anyway Anyhow Anywhere’, Love Is The Answer’ & ‘Just One Victory’. Much thanks to Geoff though, for sharing his Master Tape for me to transfer.Just one of Geoff's many bits of Todd History from 1974 to 1985!~ Warren
10/3/79 ALEXANDER’S BROWN MILLS NJ AUDIENCE 87:00
Date Added:11/8/2013
Track List:THE LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.BACK ON THE STREET. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CARAVAN.96 TEARS. TRAPPED.SHOT IN THE DARK.THE VERB TO LOVE.ROAD TO UTOPIA. LOVE ALONE.GANGRENE.ROCK LOVE. BLACK MARIA.DEATH OF ROCK & ROLL/LOVE IN ACTION/COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. ANYWAY ANYHOW ANYWHERE. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:This is a ‘tapers master’ cassette that Frank Bubnick gave me. I don’t know why nobody has transferred it to digital before, because it is an incredible audience recording. And we don’t have a lot from 1979. I just dubbed it ‘as is’. No EQ or anything. Just split the tracks and here it is. Wonderful performance. Notice before ‘Love of the Common Man’, that Todd says that it’s their last show of a ‘gala fall tour’ that they were doing? But we know that Utopia did more shows after this one in 1979. Anyway, we get the ‘gifts’ of ‘96 tears’ and ‘Anyway Anyhow Anywhere’ like we know they did at the November Tarrytown and Syracuse shows. And Todd is in great humor here between tunes. Listen to his ‘thai stick’ story before Black Maria’. ESSENTIAL!~ Warren
10/31/79 "HALLOWEEN 79" CAPITOL THEATER PASSAIC FM BROADCAST WARREN 75:06/68:58
Date Added:3/17/2002
Track List: CD ONE: LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. BACK ON THE STREET. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CARAVAN. TRAPPED. SHOT IN THE DARK. THE VERB TO LOVE. ROAD TO UTOPIA. LOVE ALONE. GANGRENE. ROCK LOVE. BLACK MARIA. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. LOVE IN ACTION. CD TWO: COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. ANYWAY ANYHOW ANYWHERE .LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY (FADES)
Note:A strong FM- and the sound is good. Warren recorded the Broadcast live feed from his Atlanta 96Rock FM~ Tony
11/14/79 WESTCHESTER THEATRE TARRYTOWN NY FM BROADCAST (WCOZ BOSTON) 78:06
Date Added:3/7/2013
Track List:RADIO INTRODUCTION. THE LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. BACK ON THE STREET. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CARAVAN. 96 TEARS. TRAPPED. SHOT IN THE DARK. THE LAST RIDE. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. GANGRENE. ROCK LOVE. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. LOVE IN ACTION. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. ANYWAY, ANYHOW, ANYWHERE. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY. RADIO CREDITS
Note:Great recent find! I didn’t even know this was ‘out there’.WCOZ Boston 94.1 FM radio ‘The Source’. Another great 1979 Soundboard type source! Very good quality. Super ‘Adventures’ representation here! We were all getting used to ’96 Tears’ and ‘Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere’ being introduced in the Utopia sets by this time too. This and Landmark (below) are ESSENTIAL.
11/16/79 SYRACUSE LANDMARK THEATER FM BROADCAST (BUT DIRECT TO DIGITAL FROM THE VINYL- SANDRA WINTERS) 72:34
Track List:THE LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. BACK ON THE STREET. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CARAVAN. 96 TEARS. TRAPPED. THE LAST RIDE. ROAD TO UTOPIA. GANGRENE. ROCK LOVE. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. LOVE IN ACTION. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. ANYWAY, ANYHOW, ANYWHERE. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Of course this is a masterpiece, and 'must have' from one of the coolest tours ever. Pre- Adventures stuff. I was at the Legend Valley show earlier in the year. Great line up. Sandra Winters worked wonders here. No noise, clicks...missing only Shot in the Dark due to time constraints. This was the 'First Concert of the Decade' broadcast later on 1/1/80 across the country.~ Tony ESSENTIAL
12/29/79 GRANADA THEATRE CHICAGO IL AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 78:00
Date Added:5/26/2016
Track List:LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.BACK ON THE STREET.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CARAVAN.96 TEARS.TRAPPED.SHOT IN THE DARK.BANTER.THE LAST RIDE.ROAD TO UTOPIA.LOVE ALONE.GANGRENE. ROCK LOVE.BLACK MARIA.THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. LOVE IN ACTION.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.
Note:Another Geoff Laurenzo Audience recording (MASTER) The best I can do. I guess it just is what it is. Kind of bumpy, but very listenable. And I'm satisfied with what I could do with it.
It all started off much distorted. When you remove distorted Bass though, it increases treble. And basically that's what you have here. But yes, it is now 'satisfiable'...is the word I believe I used.
Had to work a long time on this one. Two tapes. The first one, let’s say, is very very loud high levels and bass distortion. It’s ragged. REAL ragged. Pretty much the whole show--- ‘Last of The New Wave Riders’ thru ‘Couldn’t I just Tell You’ (missing probably ‘Love is The Answer’, ‘Anyway Anyhow Anywhere’ and ‘Just One Victory’)---.
The second tape seems it’s the very same recording, only with decent level/volume. HOWEVER, most of it is recorded over. So I can only salvage ‘Last of The New Wave Riders’, ‘Back On The Street’, ‘Love of the Common Man’, ‘Caravan’ and ‘The Last Ride’.
What I did was: Use the tunes off the second tape, do a lot of editing. Then get the rest from the distorted tape and suppress and edit it the best I can. And sew it all together. It’s by no means great. But I think it will be very listenable, and at least satisfiable (is that a word?) It’s just that the Band is so great for this show. And there was some promise to it all.
Some specific notes: Todd's microphone goes out for all of 'Love of The Common Man', '96 Tears' is very hard to just listen to, and 'Caravan' has what sounds like flying saucer ('Must be the Russians' is what my Dad used to always say), approaching at times chuckle... chuckle...The Laurenzo Brothers like it is the important part~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1980 SHAWN CASSIDY- 'WASP' LP SOURCE (TRANSFER BY T STORM HUNTER) 41:41
Date Added:3/25/2001
Track List:REBEL REBEL. COOL FIRE. THE BOOK I READ. PRETENDING. SHAKE ME, WAKE ME. ITS MY LIFE. SO SAD ABOUT US. WASP. SELFLESS LOVE. ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY
Note:This fabulous T Storm transfer captures the Utopia on a bunch of covers and Todd songs. This odd pairing was an attempt for Warner Bros to try to revive Shawn's career out of the kiddie pop into a more rock sound. I remember being stunned at hearing Todd involvement. He made some weird choices at this new height of Utopia's ('80 Adventures) popularity (this and Deface within a few months?). I like the songs, but I really think that at times the music sounds like synthy plastic rock and Shawn really sounds strange at places. Many believe this was an important work for Todd and co. Personally, I think the playing is similar to the perfomances on the Froggy Pumpkin sessions... except for more synth and Shawn just doesnt carry his weight on these covers. And notice Todd's choices on covers include tunes he's played before... very well done and for those who want to decide for yourself. It has been released on (very hard to find) CD however...if you search on-line hard enough.~ Tony
1980 ROGER POWELL'S - 'AIR POCKET' DIGITAL DUB FROM VINYL- WARREN N/A
Date Added:5/30/2012
Track List:LUNAR PLEXUS.LANDMARK.AIR POCKET.WINDOWS.EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN.MORNING CHORUS.MARCH OF THE DRAGON SLAYERS.PROPHECY.SANDS OF ARAKUS.DRAGONS N' GRIFFINS.MR.TRISCUITS
Note:Dub from my obscure (pro studio) vinyl~ Warren
02/10/80 TODD GUEST DJ HOUR WPIX - NEW YORK FM CASSETTE XFER- WARREN 60:08
Date Added:4/29/2013
Track List:TR PLAYS HIS FAVORITE TUNES OF TH ERA AND COMMENTS

TR-Hideaway
The Who- Anyway Anyhow Anywher
Flock of Seaguls- Space Age Love Song
Kate Bush- Saxophone
The Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense & Pepperment
The Yardbirds- Shapes of Thing
Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers
Laura Nyro- Poverty Train
Elvis Costello- Two Little Hitlers
Average White Band - You Got It
Yellow Magic Orchestra- Computer Games
The Beatles- I'll Get You
Talking Heads-Once In A Lifetime
Note:This is pretty cool to have on CD. If you are wondering what Todd was listening to, check it out here. There was a series of these...may have come from the vaults in NY...for the pix are from the WPIX Station...anyway how nice to get this transferred. Thanks for these ESSENTIAL one!~ Warren
3/18/80 CHICAGO WXRT INTERVIEW TODD AND WILLIE WXRT RADIO
Date Added:7/11/2013
Track List:INTERVIEW
Note:Chi-town, program content of the Utopia TV show is somewhat revealed... early fascinating talk of the future of video in 1980. Todd pretty much envisions whats happening NOW all the way back then...strong sales of lp... Whats most interesting is the rap about how much democracy existed then in Utopia. Super.~ Tony
3/26/80 KEIL OPERA HOUSE ST LOUIS MO KBFH BROADCAST- VINYL DUB JON RISEN 22:14:52
Date Added:7/5/2013
Track List:ROAD TO UTOPIA. BACK ON THE STREET. SHOT IN THE DARK. SET ME FREE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. GANGRENE.
Note: Jon helps us out by doing a great transfer from vinyl of the old KBFH show from 1980. The excellent performance was edited for broadcast. And a curious selection of eight tunes (ending up with Gangrene. "...Y'all ready to rock and roll...1,2,3,4..." One day we'll do a CD of Willie's different variations of this rant & song that went on for years...).~ Tony
4/5/80 CHICK EVANS FIELD HOUSE DEKALB IL AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 68:00
Date Added:5/26/2016
Track List:ROAD TO UTOPIA.BACK ON THE STREET.CARAVAN.SHOT IN THE DARK.SET ME FREE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.THE LAST RIDE.TRAPPED.LOVE IN ACTION.LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.BOLERO INTERMISSION.THANKS YOUS. (MISSING – EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN- TAPE FLIP-)SOMETHINGS COMING.MEDLEY: COMMUNION WITH THE SUN/IKON/THE SEVEN RAYS/SINGRING/INITIATION/UTOPIA. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Another Geoff Laurenzo audience recording installment from his Master Tapes. Though a little rough (from a Mono Sony T-42 Walkman) and much audience yells and distraction near the mics, this came out pretty decent after much editing. Some tracks come off better than others (such as the extended 'Medley' portion). We believe we get pretty much the whole show (though short) with the exception of Emergency Splashdown (due to Tape flip/change). And the setlist is a little different than what we were accustomed to in April and May of 1980 (see the shows below). So it’s a rare one and well worth the fun listen. Thanks so much again Geoff!~ Warren
4/12/80 O' KEEFE CENTER TORONTO CANADA FM SOURCE (EDITED/MASTERED PAUL RUSSO). BONUS 1980 FM INTERVIEW: DON B. 58:37/71:44
Date Added:11/12/2012
Track List:CD ONE: ROAD TO UTOPIA. BACK ON THE STREET. CARAVAN. SHOT IN THE DARK. SET ME FREE. THE LAST RIDE. LOVE IN ACTION. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. SANDS OF ARRAKIS. LOVE ALONE. TODD SOLO MEDLEY. BAG LADY. CLICHE' CD TWO: UTOPIA MEDLEY. JUST ON VICTORY. BONUS: 5/10/80 TODD & ROGER INTERVIEW SAN FRANCISCO KFRC FM (*see notes below)
Note:This is one that was recorded for later broadcast and was truncated slightly for rebroadcast. This set sounds great and is recommended for sure. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
*In reference to the above Bonus interview piece, our good buddy Don Bauer had this to awesome story to add!:”That is an interview that I produced along with my friend Christopher Lindsley. The interviewer's voice you hear is that of Chris. He worked for an excellent AM radio station here in S.F. at the time -- KFRC. He worked there as an intern for awhile, and eventually got a gig helping Dr. Don Rose (a legendary morning AM DJ at the time) as a jack-of-all-trades during his morning shift (get coffee, grabs records, etc.). Chris worked his connections from within the radio station to land this interview with Todd (and Roger as it turned out), with some incessant pushing by me, of course. So that weekend when Utopia was in town, they agreed to do an interview! So on a quiet Sunday early afternoon we went downtown to the radio station to do the interview, not knowing what to expect. They showed up, and thus I got to meet Todd (for the 2nd or 3rd time). We started rolling tape, and I had this whole list of questions that made it clear that I knew more than just a little about Todd and Utopia. Todd was particularly surprised about how well 'researched' we were with the questions, and they opened up and were quite expansive. What was supposed to be a short 1/2 hour or less interview, (not on the air, by the way, recorded to reel-to-reel) quickly turned into over an hour long. Unfortunately, the union engineer who was there for that shift wandered off and never changed reels we found out afterward, so we lost much of the 2nd half of the interview. But we talked about Utopia's interest in TV & video, how they wanted to land a TV show and television in general (and how bad it was at the time). And a whole host of topics. Thusly, only about 45 seconds of that interview was used and aired on KFRC, just a ‘quick hit’, canned and played between songs for a few days shortly thereafter.”~ Don B.
4/19/80 THE SPECTRUM PHILADELPHIA WMMR FM 75:40/74:07
Date Added:10/22/2001
Track List:CD ONE: ROAD TO UTOPIA. BACK ON THE STREET. CARAVAN. SHOT IN THE DARK. SET ME FREE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. GANGRENE. THE LAST RIDE. TRAPPED. LOVE IN ACTION. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. BOLERO. ROCK LOVE. SANDS OF ARRAKIS. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN CD TWO: LOVE ALONE. DONT HOLD ME BACK. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY (VIDEO). SOMETHING'S COMING. TODD MEDLEY. BAG LADY. CLICHE'. UTOPIA MEDLEY. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY. BONUS TRACK: 4/19/80 INTERVIEW AT SPECTRUM
Note:This is as big as they ever got. Sold out Spectrum in Philly. The crowd goes wild from beginning to end. Some observations: Todd seems to emphasize the Utopia thing- says LOTCM is "not on any Utopia LP", calls Willie 'White Trash' Wilcox, use of motorcycle drum kit sounds like crap... despite Todd claims on the Bonus Interview. Talks of conservation of energy. - Bolero nice, but seemed to be a yawn for the crowd... Still not full sounding on Emergency Splashdown. Never forget the issue of Rock Love..when this songs came out, some of us were incensed that Todd would pander to disco beats...hey this was record burning time. Anyhow - this is good. It truly was a high water mark for the band - who would soon finish the tour - and then make a decision to release the Beatleish DEface The Music (which, like the LP or not, desroyed most of the momentum gained for Utopia from 78-80), of which this show must be the documented peak. Sound is not perfect, but good FM quality and only has a couple of mins of phase... and some of the Interview is single channeled but from the same night. ESSENTIAL~ Tony
4/29/80 FINE ARTS CENTER AMHERST MASS AUDIENCE SOURCE 1 74:35
Date Added:4/8/2005
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. GANGRENE. THE LAST RIDE. TRAPPED. LOVE IN ACTION. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. BOLERO. ROCK LOVE. SANDS OF ARRAKIS. LOVE ALONE. BABY DONT HOLD ME BACK. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY (VIDEO). INTRO/MR TRICUITS/DRUM SOLO/SOMETHINGS COMING
Note:Some yap, some boomy...high celings...but OK for the time/era. More boom up to Love Alone - sound really bad on Rock Love...indexing is nice...odd comment from Todd about "wasting energy" on Trapped. This is a good old find I'd never heard before on cassette.` Tony
4/29/80 FINE ARTS CENTER AMHERST MASS AUDIENCE SOURCE 2 (FARRELL) 75:00/40:00
Date Added:2/3/2006
Track List:CD ONE: BACK ON THE STREET. SHOT IN THE DARK. SET ME FREE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. GANGRENE. THE LAST RIDE. TRAPPED. LOVE IN ACTION. LAST OF NEW WAVE RIDERS. BOLERO. ROCK LOVE. SANDS OF ARRAKIS. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. LOVE ALONE. BAY DONT HOLD ME BACK. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. SOMETHING'S COMING. CD TWO: TODD SOLO MEDLEY. BAG LADY. CLICHE'. LOONEY TUNES. UTOPIA MEDLEY. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Nice distant (but clean) show from the Adventures...some tape flutts on Love In Action...nice sound on Arrakis...many cut ins on Emergency Splashdown...A Blue Oyster Cult comment, loose Todd medley - fun show...nice to have another audience source for this show (see above)~ Tony
5/26/80 WARNER THEATER FRESNO CA - SECOND SET SIGNAL VIA REMOTE WAVE (MARK WILPOLT) 74:52
Track List:BOLERO. ROCK LOVE. SAND OF ARRAKIS. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. LOVE ALONE. BABY DONT HOLD ME BACK. SOMETHING'S COMING. TODD MEDLEY. BAG LADY. CLICHE. UTOPIA MEDLEY. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Mark gave us this recording long ago, We think was captured from the wireless signal- you can hear some backing sound of other music very faintly and some poofing. What is special about this is that, it sounds decent, and has Love Is the Answer which as Todd explains; they will play on Mike Douglas the next day. Bolero is strong - Utopia medley is also cooking. Nice one to have.~ Warren
5/27/80 MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW LOS ANGELES AUDIO DUB FROM VIDEO WARREN N/A
Date Added:5/27/2012
Track List:LOVE IS THE ANSWER. THE VERY LAST TIME
Note:This is pretty cool. Essential~ Warren
5/29/80 THE GREEK THEATER LOS ANGELES AUDIENCE 72:13/61:35
Date Added:2/16/2001
Track List:CD ONE: BACK ON THE STREET. CARAVAN. THE VERY LAST TIME. SET ME FREE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. GANGRENE. THE LAST RIDE. TRAPPED. LOVE IN ACTION. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. BOLERO. ROCK LOVE. SANDS OF ARRAKIS/EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. CD TWO: LOVE ALONE. BABY DONT HOLD ME BACK. SOMETHING'S COMING. TODD SOLO MEDLEY. BAG LADY. CLICHE'. UTOPIA MEDLEY. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:An almost complete Adventures show from LA. Wonderfully done by Frankie and Sandra Winters. Only missing the opener. Sound is clear and good depth for an audience recording and not too distant for the Greek.~ Tony
6/5/80 VETERANS MEMORIAL COLUMBUS OHIO AUDIO DUB OFF NICKELODEON BROADCAST 6/80 - WARREN 45:00/66:44
Date Added:7/5/2013
Track List:DISC ONE: THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. BACK ON THE STREET. CARAVAN. THE VERY LAST TIME.SET ME FREE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. GANGRENE. THE LAST RIDE. TRAPPED. LOVE IN ACTION. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. DISC TWO:ROCK LOVE.THE SANDS OF ARRAKIS. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN/(WILLIE’S SOLO) SOMETHING’S COMING.LOVE ALONE.BABY DON'T HOLD ME BACK.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE/CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER/HELLO IT'S ME. BAG LADY.CLICHE. COMMUNION WITH THE SUN/THE IKON/THE SEVEN RAYS/SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR/ INITIATION/UTOPIA THEME. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Pro source…yes I know, it is officially available on DVD (Sanctuary)- but this is my own recording and audio dub off Nickelodeon (cable TV) the night it was broadcast. It wasn’t a live stream, for the ‘Bolero Interlude’ is missing. And some of the performances fade out and into the next one at places. But, the quality/sound is excellent. It's funny because the Nickelodeon Broadcast has some performances that the DVD does not and vice versa. But this is all the audio from the June 5th 1980 show for history sake. So it was difficult matching the levels for the two videos soundtracks. You can find/buy the DVD through Scott at TRBAZAAR. ?~ Warren
6/7/80 UTOPIA INTERVIEW WLIR LONG ISLAND WLIR RADIO
Date Added:7/11/2013
Track List:INTERVIEW
Note:This Long Island interview has ‘I Just Wanna Touch You’ debut (sounds different than the ‘Deface The Music’ version?)...a little Utopia video project talk....Robbie Dupree...etc...The Band seems very satisfied - Spectrum show 1980 mentioned ~ Warren
7/80 MCFARLAND AUDITORIUM DALLAS KTXQ FM (EDITED) 73:43/77:05
Date Added:4/3/2002
Track List:CD ONE:ROAD TO UTOPIA. BACK ON THE STREET. CARAVAN. THE VERY LAST TIME. SET ME FREE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. GANGRENE. THE LAST RIDE. TRAPPED. LOVE IN ACTION. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. CHRIS ANDERSON INTERVIEW (2 SEGMENTS). BOLERO. SANDS OF ARRAKIS. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. CD TWO: LOVE ALONE. DONT HOLD ME BACK. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY (VIDEO). SOMETHING'S COMING/WILLIES SOLO. TODD SOLO MEDLEY. BAG LADY. CLICHE'. UTOPIA MEDLEY (CUTS AT 7 RAYS). COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY. BONUS: 11/11/80 ROBERT KLEIN SHOW.
Note:Here is one of the only Broadcasts from one of the tour's very last gigs. It is edited well for back in the day. The sound is older, and there were probs with a balanced sound. There is talk of who shot JR - hit singles Very Last Time (nice version) and Set Me Free. Gangrene has Willie's customary intro...I guess what is super about this set is the performance. Energy conservation. Last Ride is superb. Trapped gets outta sync in a place (a rare major screw up)-the first set generally is spirited and brisk. Chris Anderson is interviewed, at the intermission, about the technology involved in the show. This set includes my favorite ever performance of Bag lady- Cliche is brisk but delicate. We find out it turns out that Willie shot JR. At the end of set a psych-phased echo comes into your ears. The medley is there, but cuts at Seven Rays- bummer- on the bonus interview, Todd sounds a bit depressed. Could have been the period of time he referred to later (that he needed healing).~ Tony
7/24/80 UTOPIA PINE KNOB MUSIC THEATRE CLARKSTON MI AUDIENCE(MASTER TAPES) GEOFF LAURENZO 84:00
Date Added:6/4/2016
Track List:ROAD TO UTOPIA.CARAVAN.SET ME FREE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.THE LAST RIDE.GANGRENE.ROCK LOVE.BOLERO/SANDS OF ARAKIS/EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN.BABY DON'T HOLD ME BACK (KASIM ACOUSTIC SET EXCERPT).YOU MAKE ME CRAZY.SOMETHING'S COMING (W/WILLIE DRUM SOLO).(CUTS IN) HELLO IT'S ME (TODD ACOUSTIC SET EXCERPT).BAG LADY (TODD ACOUSTIC SET EXCERPT).LOVE IN ACTION.LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Geoff Laurenzo audience recording (MASTER Tape). Here's another 'the best I can do' with this one. It's hard to describe. It’s very likeable…most of it. Again, it's not a fanciful recording. But I think it's very much a keeper. Distant 'concert hallish' acoustics for the most part. Some tunes sound great, and then again, some not so good. And lot's of 'spikes ‘that I tried to bring down (microphone 'smacks', sudden volume distortion...and the young lady... who must've been right next to Geoff, screams stuff at times). We’re probably missing (not on tapes): ‘Love Alone’, Most of ‘Todd’s Acoustic Solo Medley’, ‘Utopia Medley’ (Communion With The Sun/ Ikon/The Seven Rays/Singring/ Initiation/Utopia Theme) and ‘Love Is The Answer’. Unless this was some sort of shortened set. In these ‘Adventures’ sets, the band really delivers. And night after night after night. It nice to have just another piece of this historic record. So thanks again Geoff! ~ Warren
7/26/80 POPLAR CREEK MUSIC THEATRE POPLAR CREEK IL AUDIENCE MASTER GEOFF LAURENZO 45:58/28:36/60:00
Date Added:6/14/2016
Track List:TAPE ONE SIDE A: ROAD TO UTOPIA.CARAVAN.SET ME FREE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.THE LAST RIDE.ROCK LOVE.BOLERO/SANDS OF ARAKIS/EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN/SOMETHING'S COMING (W/WILLIE DRUM SOLO - CUTS OUT). TAPE ONE SIDE B: SOMETHING'S COMING (W/WILLIE DRUM SOLO - CONT'D).MEDLEY: IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE/CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER/HELLO IT'S ME.LOVE IN ACTION.LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY. TAPE TWO: ROAD TO UTOPIA.CARAVAN.SET ME FREE.LOVE THE COMMON MAN.THE LAST RIDE.COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.(SOUND CHECK) PARTS OF BOLERO & DRUM SOLO/ONE WORLD/LOVE IN ACTION.
Note: This first tape (audience recording) by Geoff, is just not good. We'll just save it here in the vaults for posterity reasons. I think that Geoff's Sony T-42 portable cassette tape recorder had just suffered much through recording dozens & dozens of Todd Rundgren shows since 1974. Again, though the band’s performance is tight, the first tapes quality is maybe listenable at best.
Then it is strange, but the second tape is the same show (though very partial), and the quality is fair. And very interesting enough Geoff had stage passes and was allowed to witness the soundcheck (which he recorded as well here on this second tape). And what I thinkis great is he captured 'One World' rehearsed. The first time Todd offered us 'One World' was during October 1980 'Run' with Ian Hunter ('John Anderson For President' Tour). So this recording is damn rare.
So I repeat (sorry) this tape two, 60 minute TDK, has much better phonics to it, after some adjustments. Still pretty rough. Missing a lot of the rest of the show. The last part of Side B starts off (very bumpy) with what I thought was 'Bolero'. But then it has a lengthy drum solo and 'One World' just kind of kicks off… followed by 'Love In Action'. So both these tapes are very worthy of ‘collectble’.~ Warren
8/8/80 UTOPIA - CENTRAL PARK NY (SCHAEFER/DR. PEPPER MUSIC FEST) AUDIENCE (EDITTED BY JOE FRANKS) 53:00/33:00
Date Added:6/30/2013
Track List:FIRST SET:THE ROAD TO UTOPIA.BACK ON THE STREET. CARAVAN. THE VERY LAST TIME. SET ME FREE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. GANGRENE. THE LAST RIDE. TRAPPED. LOVE IN ACTION. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. SECOND SET:BOLERO INTERLUDE. ROCK LOVE. SANDS OF ARAKIS. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. LOVE ALONE. BABY, DON'T HOLD ME BACK.
Note:We've had this cassette in the vaults forever it seems. Can't believe we haven't transferred to digital until now (along with the next days show on the 9th...see entry below). We thank Joe Franks for his 'magic' with equalizing out this one. Because with the exception of audience yap (which is always the case with New York audience tapings), this is a great recording of one of Todd's (a/o Utopia's) traditional/annual historic appearances at Wollman Rink in Central Park. As most of you know these 1980 Utopia shows were two sets. The first set with the band wearing 80's rock n' roll garb and then the second set (seperated by the intrumental 'Bolero') the band comes out in the infamous matching white futuristic jump suits. And the last portion of 'Bolero', we get to hear Todd on a short Sax solo, Kaz on clarinet and Roger of course on horn. However, We're missing much of the last portion of the show, including '(Willie's Solo) Somethings Coming', 'It Wouldn't have made Any Difference', 'Can We Still Be Friends', ' A Dream Goes On Forever', 'Hello It's Me', ‘Cliche’, Segment Medley of: ‘ Communion With The Sun/The Ikon/Singring And The Glass Guitar/Initiation/Utopia Theme’, ‘ Couldn't I Just Tell You’ & ‘ Love Is The Answer’. Again, these two shows were historic. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
8/8/80 UTOPIA - CENTRAL PARK NY (SCHAEFER/DR. PEPPER MUSIC FEST) AUDIENCE (FROM HIROSHI TAPES) 134:19
Date Added:9/19/2013
Track List:ROAD TO UTOPIA.BACK ON THE STREET. CARAVAN. THE VERY LAST TIME. SET ME FREE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. GANGRENE. THE LAST RIDE. TRAPPED. LOVE IN ACTION. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS (CROWD FADES OUT). SECOND SET: BOLERO INTERLUDE. ROCK LOVE. SANDS OF ARAKIS/ EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. LOVE ALONE. BABY, DON'T HOLD ME BACK. SOMETHING'S COMING (WILLIE SOLO). IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE/CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER/HELLO IT'S ME. CLICHÉ. COMMUNION WITH THE SUN/IKON/SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR/INITIATION/UTOPIA THEME. COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Another one from Hiroshi’s vaults. He had the same audience recording, but lower generation and the COMPLETE SHOW. He digitalized it and did a little equalization on it and WOW. So I split the tracks and now we have the whole piece of History of this day (Aug. 8 1980). Notice that they did not perform ‘Love Is The Answer’, as they did on the 9th as an encore. But the sound is good and we have the entire show now. ESSENTIAL. Like I said; HISTORY~Warren
8/9/80 UTOPIA - CENTRAL PARK NY (SCHAEFER/DR. PEPPER MUSIC FEST) AUDIENCE (EDITTED BY JOE FRANKS) 41:35/42:00
Date Added:6/30/2013
Track List:FIRST SET:(CUTS IN) BACK ON THE STREET. CARAVAN. THE VERY LAST TIME. SET ME FREE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. GANGRENE. THE LAST RIDE. TRAPPED. LOVE IN ACTION. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS (CROWD FADES OUT). SECOND SET: BOLERO INTERLUDE. ROCK LOVE. SANDS OF ARAKIS. EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. LOVE ALONE. BABY, DON'T HOLD ME BACK. SOMETHING'S COMING (WILLIE SOLO). IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE/CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER/HELLO IT'S ME (CROWD CUTS).
Note:Like the above entry (the August 8th Show), we've had this cassette in the vaults forever it seems. And we just now have digitalized it to CD(s). This audience recording is not as great as the 8th, but still captures history and essential to have. It's heavy on the 'bass' side and so much more audience noise (mostly from whoever was sitting next to the taper). And seems to have been captured further from the stage than the 8th show. Thanks to Joe Franks, this is still very much a good sound, enjoyable and fun collector's trophy. Both shows get to focus a on the individual band members in second set. Each have their solos which display shear talent. But you all know that. And if I'm not mistaken this is the show which also was video fan filmed. And there are some pretty good copies of that floating around 'out there' in our trading circle. I believe Roger Steel has the best copy (of the video) that I have seen.~ Warren
8/9/80 UTOPIA - CENTRAL PARK NY (SCHAEFER/DR. PEPPER MUSIC FEST) SAME VERSION AUDIENCE (FROM HIROSHI’S TAPES w/COMPLETE SECOND SET) 41:35/84:00
Date Added:9/18/2013
Track List:FIRST SET:(CUTS IN) BACK ON THE STREET. CARAVAN. THE VERY LAST TIME. SET ME FREE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. GANGRENE. THE LAST RIDE. TRAPPED. LOVE IN ACTION. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS (CROWD FADES OUT). SECOND SET: BOLERO INTERLUDE. ROCK LOVE. SANDS OF ARAKIS/ EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN. LOVE ALONE. BABY, DON'T HOLD ME BACK. SOMETHING'S COMING (WILLIE SOLO). IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE/CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER/HELLO IT'S ME (CROWD CUTS). CLICHÉ. COMMUNION WITH THE SUN/IKON/SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR/INITIATION/UTOPIA THEME. COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This in from Hiroshi’s vaults. He had the same audience recording, but lower generation and the whole second set. He digitalized it and did a little equalization on it and WOW…now we have the whole piece of History. Though a lot of New York crowd chatter, Great sound and it’s an incredible set. Incredible Venue for Todd 1973 to 1980. This is the last time Todd appears at Central Park. Park residents complaining about the noise level closed the Wollman Rink from concerts. Todd (and other artists) then focused on Pier 84 for outdoor New York shows.THIS IS ESSENTIAL~Warren
8/23/80 WLIR FM 'PARTY IN THE PARK' (W/RICK DERRINGER) BELMONT PARK ELMONT NJ (SEE ENTRY BELOW) WLIR FM RADIO- WARREN 28:00
Date Added:5/30/2012
Track List:COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. ONE WORLD. BAG LADY. THE WHEEL. HANG ON SLOOPY (W/RICK)
Note:Very good WLIR FM 10th anniversary concert. Rick Derringer with guests Todd, David Bromberg, Southside Johnny and many others (see below entry).~ Warren
8/23/80 WLIR 'PARTY IN THE PARK II' BELMONT PARK ELMONT NY SOUNDBOARD TAPES ('PETER') 5 HOURS 36 MINUTES
Date Added:1/15/2016
Track List:Disc One:
The Good Rats
1. [07.39] Dennis McNamera intro/School Days
2. [02.39] New York Survivor
3. [03.10] Taking It to Detroit
4. [03.31] Does It Make You Feel Good
5. [03.36] Mr. Mechanic
6. [03.25] Victory In Space
7. [03.52] Tasty
8. [09.15] Klash-Ka-Bob > drum solo
9. [04.49] guitar intro >
10.[05.18] Local Zero
Flo & Eddie
1. [02.43] Eleanor
2. [04.07] Happy Together
Blotto
1. [02.18] ?
2. [03.12] She's Got a Big Boyfriend
3. [03.58] Scream
4. [02.43] Gimme the Girl
5. [03.05] We Are the Now-Tones
6. [04.28] I Wanna Be a Lifeguard

Disc Two:
Pure Prairie League
1. [02.18] Intro by Ray White
2. [04.41] Two Lane Highway
3. [03.23] Let Me Love You Tonight
4. [03.51] I'll Be Damned
5. [05.52] Amie
6. [05.46] Pickin' to Beat the Devil
7. [05.46] I'm Almost Ready
8. [11.56] Ain't Livin' Long Like This

Disc Three:
Rick Derringer
25] David McNamara intro/Bob Cranes intro/Guitars and Women
2. [04.10] It Ain't Funny
3. [03.47] Teenage Love Affair
4. [04.03] Man in the Middle
5. [08.04] Jump, Jump, Jump
6. [04.36] Let Me In
7. [03.56] Uncomplicated
8. [12.19] Rock & Roll, Hootchie Koo

Disc Four:
Todd Rundgren
1. [05.06] Couldn't I Just Tell You
2. [04.24] One World
3. [03.48] Bag Lady
4. [05.53] The Wheel
5. [07.50] Hang On Sloopy

Disc Five:
Al DiMeola
1. [10.17] Alien Chase on Arabian Desert
2. [11.23] Senor Mouse
3. [06.16] Egyptian Danza
4. [08.44] Al Di's Dream
5. [03.22] Beyond the Seventh Galaxy
6. [02.43] Dinner Music of the Gods
7. [14.13] Race with Devil on Spanish Highway
8. [01.09] DJ Outro

Disc Six:
David Bromberg
1. [07.32] Dennis McNamera Intro
2. [02.32] Cocaine Blues (Luke Jordan)
3. [06.30] Statesboro Blues/Churchbell Blues
4. [07.57] Travelin' Man
Southside Johnny
1. [02.50] I'm So Anxious
2. [06.50] Talk to Me
3. [07.26] Murder
4. [06.01] Got to Get You Off My Mind
5. [05.14] Take It Inside
6. [03.29] Long Distance
7. [06.11] Vertigo
8. [05.36] As Time Goes By
9. [09.22] Broke Down Piece Of Man/The Fever
Incomplete set. Missing/not recorded:
Why Is Love Such A Sacrifice
I Don't Want To Go Home
Havin' A Party
Trapped Again
Note: A guy I only know as 'Peter' contacted me about my TRConnection CD-R List. He says he was one of the soundboard technicians for WLIR 'Party In The Park II' at Belmont Raceway Elmont NY on August 23 1980. He clarified me about the YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW7xQNvFCzk. He says that the Joan Jett stuff is from the 1981 'Party in the Park III' at Fireman's Memorial Park Log Island/Hempstead. And that the rest is from the 1980 'Party In The Park II'. He went on to tell me that Rick Derringer was not the 'Host' of the 'Party In The Parks', but only one of the 'main billings'. He's dissapointed about one of his main soundboard tapes from the 1980 making it out into the Bootleg world as 'Rick Derringer Party In The Park' (see for example: http://rateyourmusic.com/release/unauth/rick_derringer/party_in_the_park/). He says that Todd came on the stage immediately following Derringer. That much I knew, for we have Todd's performance in the Archives' Having said all that, he says he's not familiar with the 1981-09-13 'Rick Derringer & Friends at the Palladium, New York for WLIR-FM was not involved in that. But he asked for a copy of it in MP3s. Which I did... and in exchange he sent me the whole soundboard of 'Party In The Park II'! All 5 hours and 36 minutes of it in one big WAV!
The artists performances on it are (in appearance order): The Good Rats, Flo & Eddie, Blotto, Pure Prairie League, Rick Derringer, Todd, Al DiMeola, David Bromberg and Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes.
This is as good as it gets folks! WOW! Thank you 'Peter'. Whoever & wherever you are~ Warren
10/3/80 BIMBO'S SAN FRANCISCO - WITH THE TUBES AUDIENCE(FRANK BUBNICK) 43:12/39:52
Date Added:2/10/2002
Track List:CD ONE: BLACK AND WHITE. ONE WORLD. TRAPPED. LOVE IN ACTION. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. BAG LADY. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. I SAW THE LIGHT. COMPASSION. CLICHE'. CD TWO: THE WHEEL. JAILHOUSE ROCK. HEARTBREAK HOTEL. 96 TEARS. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. DO YA. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This is a new one in from Frank Bubnick. Very average audience of special 'one off' with the Tubes. For those who want all the special moments in Todd/Tubes history.~ Tony
10/9/80 ONTARIO THEATER WASHINGTON DC - TODD RUNDGREN & IAN HUNTER - ANDERSON FOR PRESIDENT BENEFIT (LATE SHOW) AUDIENCE 125:43
Date Added:10/10/2013
Track List:DO YA. BLACK AND WHITE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY. IRENE WILDE. JUST ANOTHER NIGHT. CATHY'S CLOWN. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK. NEEDLES AND PINS. BLACK MARIA. ONE WORLD. BASTARD. THE LAST RIDE. ALL THE YOUNG DUDES. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. ALL THE WAY FROM MEMPHIS. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Very good audience recording (unknown recorder) of the second date of the tour. This one from our Capitol for the short lived John Anderson For President Campaign. We have the Early Show too! See below entry! These Benefit shows that we have (eight of them) are ESSENTIAL~ Warren
10/9/80 ONTARIO THEATER WASHINGTON DC - TODD RUNDGREN & IAN HUNTER - ANDERSON FOR PRESIDENT BENEFIT (EARLY SHOW) AUDIENCE 125:45
Date Added:10/10/2013
Track List:DO YA. BLACK AND WHITE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY. IRENE WILDE. JUST ANOTHER NIGHT. CATHY'S CLOWN. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK. NEEDLES AND PINS. BLACK MARIA. ONE WORLD. BASTARD. THE LAST RIDE. ALL THE WAY FROM MEMPHIS. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. ALL THE YOUNG DUDES. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Great audience recording! A bit better than the Late Show. Notice the different arrangement of tunes after ‘The Last Ride’. Again this was another Benefit Show for Candidate for President John Anderson. October 9th was the second date of this short lived tour.~ Warren
10/11/80 AGORA BALLROOM ATLANTA - TODD RUNDGREN & IAN HUNTER - ANDERSON FOR PRESIDENT BENEFIT AUDIENCE BY WARREN 65:48
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN (CUTS IN). ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY. IRENE WILDE. JUST ANOTHER NIGHT. NEEDLES AND PINS.CATHY'S CLOWN. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK. BLACK MARIA. ONE WORLD. BASTARD. THE LAST RIDE. ALL THE YOUNG DUDES. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU (CUTS).
Note:Decent audience job from Hotlanta on the 'Anderson For President' tour in October. Fun tunes on this odd match and short tour. Thanks Warren on this one~ Tony
10/12/80 AGORA BALLROOM TAMPA FL - TODD RUNDGREN & IAN HUNTER - ANDERSON FOR PRESIDENT BENEFIT AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:5/30/2012
Track List:COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU (CUTS IN). ALL THE WAY FROM MEMPHIS. BLACK MARIA. ONE WORLD. BASTARD. THE LAST RIDE. ALL THE YOUNG DUDES (CUTS OUT VERY NEAR THE END)
Note:Pretty rough audience recording of parts of this show. There's very much of a 'tin' sound that we just can't seem to remove. But, it's a 'keeper' for the completeist~ Warren
10/13/80 AGORA BALLROOM HALLENDALE FL - TODD RUNDGREN & IAN HUNTER - ANDERSON FOR PRESIDENT BENEFIT AUDIENCE 45:00
Date Added:5/27/2012
Track List:DO YA. BLACK & WHITE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY. IRENE WILDE. JUST ANOTHER NIGHT. CATHY'S CLOWN. MONEY. BLACK MARIA. ONE WORLD. BASTARD. THE LAST RIDE.
Note:Note bad. Not complete show though. If you liked this Tour, this is a real keeper for us archivists~ Warren
10/15/80 ORPHEUM THEATER BOSTON - TODD RUNDGREN & IAN HUNTER - ANDERSON FOR PRESIDENT BENEFIT AUDIENCE- FROM TWO SOURCES 41.24/49.44
Date Added:4/8/2005
Track List:INTRO/DO YA. BLACK AND WHITE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY. IRENE WILDE. JUST ANOTHER NIGHT. NEEDLES AND PINS. CATHY'S CLOWN. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK. BLACK MARIA. ONE WORLD. BASTARD. THE LAST RIDE. ALL THE YOUNG DUDES. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. ALL THE WAY FROM MEMPHIS. JUST ONE VICTORY. CLEVELAND ROCKS.
Note:Two decent audience recordings from one of these unique Ian and Todd benefit concerts for Anderson For Presidental candidate in 1980...both sources are complete cassettes, but some fan frenzy present, is a little rough though (distortion) on one of them. But in a few spots sound is pretty good.
The second/good source is a real good recording (still, an unknown taper)~ Warren
10/15/80 ORPHEUM THEATRE BOSTON MA - TODD RUNDGREN & IAN HUNTER - ANDERSON FOR PRESIDENT BENEFIT AUDIENCE (SECOND SOURCE) 91:58
Date Added:12/25/2013
Track List:DISC ONE:DO YA.BLACK AND WHITE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY.IRENE WILDE.JUST ANOTHER NIGHT.NEEDLES AND PINS.CATHY'S CLOWN.EIGHT DAYS A WEEK. BLACK MARIA. ONE WORLD.BASTARD. DISC TWO: THE LAST RIDE.ALL THE YOUNG DUDES.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.ALL THE WAY FROM MEMPHIS.JUST ONE VICTORY.CLEVELAND ROCKS.
Note:This seems an other source for us for this show (from ‘Testing12’). And an excellent audience recording it is. WOW. If you loved this 1980 Benefit tour, and these sets, then this is ESSENTIAL! Mick Ronson guest stars for this show too! Band, of course, was: Todd, Ian, Tom Mandel (keys), Stephen Dees (bass), Michael Shrieve (drums) and Ronson (guitar)~ Warren
10/19/80 AGORA BALLROOM AKRON - TODD RUNDGREN & IAN HUNTER - ANDERSON FOR PRESIDENT BENEFIT AUDIENCE 90:00
Date Added:10/10/2013
Track List:DO YA. BLACK AND WHITE. LOVE OF THE COMMMON MAN. ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY. ALL THE WAY TO MEMPHIS. NEEDLES & PINS. CATHY'S CLOWN. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK. BLACK MARIA. ONE WORLD. BASTARD. THE LAST RIDE. ALL THE YOUNG DUDES. JUST ANOTHER NIGHT. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. LET'S GET ON WITH IT. JUST ONE VICTORY. CLEVELAND ROCKS.
Note:Notice that I changed the date to Oct 19th. This correction is per the Ian Hunter Interview (Below) on the 20th. This one is good. Very good. Almost soundboard quality? ESSENTIAL~ Warren
10/20/80 AGORA BALLROOM CLEVELAND OH - TODD RUNDGREN & IAN HUNTER - ANDERSON FOR PRESIDENT BENEFIT AUDIENCE U/A
Date Added:10/10/2013
Track List:MONEY. CATHY'S CLOWN. NEEDLES & PINS. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK
Note:Notice that I changed the date to Oct 20th. This correction is per the Ian Hunter Interview (Below) on the 20th. Just a few good cuts from Cleveland is all we have record of, though. But these are ESSENTIALS~ Warren
10/20/80 WMMS CLEVELAND INTERVIEW W/TODD & IAN WMMS-FM 14:51
Date Added:10/10/2013
Track List:Very very interesting WWMMS (Cleveland) interview with Todd & Ian. ESSENTIAL. Took place the day after the Agora Akron Show. They talk about the reasons behind their Presidential Benefits. Todd mentions a baby due in November. They also take callers from the Ohio area. Then they mention that they play the the Agora Cleveland this night. They clarify all the dates that they will play and have played. So, I'll will correct dates.
Seems they played The Agora Akron on Oct 19th and the the Agora Cleveland on Oct 20th.
10/30/80 CAPITOL THEATER PASSAIC NEW JERSEY (SHOW CONTINUES PAST MIDNIGHT 10/31/80) FM BROADCAST - WARREN'S RECORDING FROM NATIONAL LIVE FEED (ON HIS ATLANTA 96ROCK FM) 74:00/70:29
Track List:CD ONE: BACKSTAGE STUFF.I JUST WANT TO TOUCH YOU. WHERE DOES THE WORLD GO TO HIDE?. SILLY BOY. FEEL TOO GOOD. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. SET ME FREE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CRAZY LADY BLUE. ONE WORLD. BACK ON THE STREET. CRYSTAL BALL. ALL SMILES. SHOT IN THE DARK. CARAVAN. CD TWO: THE VERY LAST TIME. ALONE. ALWAYS LATE. TAKE IT HOME. THAT'S NOT RIGHT. EVERYBODY ELSE IS WRONG. I SAW THE LIGHT. TRAPPED. LOVE IN ACTION. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY. OUTRO.
Note:Warren's recording of the FM Broadcast 'Halloween Night' version is probably our best copy. No editing. Only had to split tracks. Very strong~ Tony
However, an Official Recording is now available on CROWNE TODD ARCHIVE VOL. 6. Available at some on-line houses. Scott at TRBAZAAR may have it~ Warren
12/31/80 PHILADELPHIA TOWER THEATER AUDIENCE 79:42
Date Added:4/17/2002
Track List:I JUST WNAT TO TOUCH YOU. SILLY BOY. WHERE DOES THE WORLD GO TO HIDE?. FEEL TOO GOOD. ROAD TO UTOPIA. SET ME FREE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CRAZY LADY BLUE. ONE WORLD. BACK ON THE STREET. ALL SMILES. SHOT IN THE DARK. CARAVAN. NEW YEARS CELEBRATION. UTOPIA THEME. THE VERY LAST TIME. CRYSTAL BALL. ALWAYS LATE. TAKE IT HOME. THATS NOT RIGHT. EVERYBODY ELSE IS WRONG. I SAW THE LIGHT. TRAPPED. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS
Note:This is of unknown source-actually could be radio-the reason for this is that they're were so few out there. Sound distorts some at the end, and this is only missing LIA from the original tape. Contents? Crazy Lady Blue is nice, One World (sky on the floor version). Distortion present on last tune, LIA was cut due to this. This is not stellar but it is listenable and decent. Real strong audie here. The New Years stuff, Utopia Theme...if you were there.........~ Tony

Date Title Source Time
1981 THE 'SNL' STUFF VIDEOTAPE/FM SOURCE (ENHANCED PAUL RUSSO/FRANK BUBNICK) 52:04
Track List:INTERVIEW NYC 2/81. SNL SOUNDCHECK. HEALER. TIME HEALS. SNL CLOSING.
Note:It's all about Saturday Night Live & Healing. The Healing album promoted. The soundcheck is not pristine quality but, the performance is very good. Todd wearing his Bowie/Ace Frehley outfit. School boy haircut. Priceless and ESSENTIAL to have the audio and the video~ Warren
4/2/81 RICHFIELD COLISEUM CLEVELAND OH AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 96:00
Date Added:6/30/2016
Track List:ONE WORLD.ROAD TO UTOPIA.BACK ON THE STREET.CARAVAN.TIME HEALS.CRAZY LADY BLUE 1st PART (CUTS OUT).(CUTS IN) CRAZY LADY BLUE 2nd PART.THE UP.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.THE LAST DOLLAR ON EARTH.THE WHEEL.THE VERY LAST TIME.ALWAYS LATE.THATS NOT RIGHT (CUTS OUT). (CUTS IN) FEEL TOO GOOD.COMPASSION.SHOT IN THE DARK.LOVE IN ACTION.LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU (CUTS OUT).LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Another Geoff Laurenzo audience recording (from his Master Tapes). This turned out pretty good I think. It took a lot of 'toying' with. Some songs came out wonderful. Geoff is pleased with it so that’s all I care about, ‘Warren, I just downloaded this. I just listened to several songs on the pc. I agree it's pretty good. I can hear definition on vocals and instruments. Some of it was great, very clear, and the other parts I heard were still good. Don't have time tonight to hear it all, and need to burn it to cd for the stereo system. They all have sounded better there. I think other fans may like this one. ‘
Actually 22 Tracks. I couldn't patch 'Crazy Lady Blue' together. Too much of a 'gap' (Tape flip). So both parts appear hear as separate. During recording on the Second Tape Side B, seems Geoff had to conceal the recorder from security. So ‘Couldn’t I Just Tell You’, ‘Love Is The Answer & ‘Just One Victory’ were very muffled. I recovered them back fairly well, but they still suffer much and 'Just One Victory' stutters real bad near the end (Todd's guitar solo). This is ESSENTIAL just the same. Lot's of the 'il-acclaimed' 'Swing To The Right Here' (and a couple of Todd's solo 'Healing' tunes), and as we all know the Band was clad in military camouflage outfits for the Politics & war theme. I won't critique this, for I'm not particularly fond of 'Swing To The Right'(with the exception of'One World' & 'Lysistrata). Strange, there is no 'Lysistrata' here. Bearsville disliked it (‘Swing To The Right’) so much that they delayed release of the album until 1982.~ Warren
4/3/81 ROYAL OAK MUSIC THEATRE DETROIT MI - KBFH & VHS RELEASE (KBFH ACTUALLY AIRED 4/19/81) COMBO OF KBFH (VINYL), AUDIO DUB OF VHS & THE LIVE BROADCAST (WARREN) N/A
Date Added:7/22/2016
Track List:ONE WORLD. ROAD TO UTOPIA. BACK ON THE STREET. CARAVAN. TIME HEALS. THE WHEEL. THE VERY LAST TIME. LYSISTRATA STORY. LYSISTRATA. COMPASSION. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. LOVE IN ACTION. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:There is going to be a few entries here on this famous show. For newly uncovered versions are showing up as of recent. There were two shows played this evening (April 3 1981) and Jon Risen has shared with us the entire...virtually complete...second show's video. So we have dubbed the soundtrack from that. And my buddy Geoff Laurenzo (audience) recorded the complete first show. So all this will be listed here.
This particular piece (above) is the entire old KBFH LP (excluding commercials) transferred with great results. Some very slight surface noise, but a great high volume transfer. This show was also professionally filmed for the 'Camoflauge' video (TV presentation and official DVD release; "Utopia Live At The Royal Oak". A classic. Sound is good. And just a few of the film's audio missing pieces are included here too. It was all puzzled together with the live FM radio broadcast (Warren).Ya gotta love the pre-intro story to Lysistrata... priceless. The DVD is available on-line retail through the Toddstore or Amazon, just to name a few and through Scott at TRBAZAAR . A good buy. So please check out my other entries here.~ Warren
4/3/81 ROYAL OAK MUSIC THEATRE DETROIT MI (FIRST SHOW 7:30PM) AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO MASTER TAPES) 113:00
Date Added:7/22/2016
Track List:ONE WORLD.FALSE START TO ROAD TO UTOPIA.ROAD TO UTOPIA.BACK ON THE STREET. CARAVAN. TIME HEALS.CRAZY LADY BLUE.THE UP.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN (SKIPS IN A FEW PLACES).LAST DOLLAR ON EARTH.THE WHEEL.THE VERY LAST TIME.ALWAYS LATE.HEALER.BRIEF BLUES INSTRUMENTAL JAM.SET ME FREE.LYSISTRATA INTRO.LYSISTRATA.FEEL TOO GOOD.COMPASSION.SHOT IN THE DARK (CUTS OUT AT VERY END).(CUTS IN) LOVE IN ACTION.LAST OF NEW WAVE RIDERS.ENCORE APPLAUSE (3 MINS.).COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU (SKIPS IN PLACES).LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Another very cool audience MASTER tape recording by my buddy Geoff Laurenzo. But having said that; these two tapes of the show have some severe physical condition problems (which can be expected after 35 Years). They were a mess. No matter what player I am using, or what software- unfortunate spike/click anomalies are throughout. Adobe Audition in particular seems to be very temperamental. So if you are an extreme audiophile, using your graphics spectrum analyzers or any other nyquist prompts (or whatever YOU people deem to call it), then don't bother analyzing these recordings. For the tracks have more mostly inaudible spikes & static than an extraterrestrial communication, and more wrinkles that a 2000 year old mummy. There are just some things that are out of our hands. Some tracks are channel changing messes (in particular ‘Love of The Common Man’ has two or three skips…’Feel to Good is ‘all over the place’ and encore ‘Couldn’t I Just tell You’ is pretty shakey. But a helluvalot of this is great, with some surprises.
I have pretty good hearing, excellent stereo equipment, and excellent headphones. And as for mentioned, the errors are mostly inaudible to the human ear. But, very visible on visual graphs and analytical boards.
So, everybody would enjoy this transfer. Geoff loves it.... and that's what matters to me. For this very rare historic record is the first evening show of infamous 1981-04-03 The Royal Oak Music Theatre Detroit MI. Show. (Which is not to be confused with the second show which was recorded for the KBFH **see in my other entries**(and Jon Risen has found us the video of the ENTIRE last show that Evening...and thank you Jon for that!)
Much of what I have done here, is good (dayamn good).For the most part, if you can get past the knicks, skips and scratches; this is super rare and collectable and an extremely enjoyable show recording. Just enjoy it (and you will) for what it is. It’s so very rare and ESSENTIAL and one for the trophy shelf. And thanks once again to the ever faithful Geoff! You know it's funny with the lack of any glorious colored lighting for these show. They're mostly just white 'limelight'. Geoff says, 'It was a bit odd, as they had bright lights on (for video) that illuminated the front half of the theater. And Karen with baby Rex. It was a different dynamic. I remember being riveted just the same.' ~ Warren
4/3/81 ROYAL OAK MUSIC THEATRE DETROIT MI (SECOND SHOW 10:30PM) PRO-BOARD SOUND TRACK FROM EXTENDED PRO FILM (COURTESY JON RISEN’S COLLECTION) 116:00
Date Added:7/22/2016
Track List:VARIOUS INTRO - ONE WORLD.ROAD TO UTOPIA.BACK ON THE STREET.CARAVAN.TIME HEALS.CRAZY LADY BLUE.THE UP.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.LAST DOLLAR ON EARTH.THE WHEEL.THE VERY LAST TIME.ALWAYS LATE.HEALER.SET ME FREE.LYSISTRATA.FEEL TO GOOD.COMPASSION.LOVE IN ACTION.LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS - ENCORE APPLAUSE.ENCORE APPLAUSE - COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.LOVE IS THE ANSWER - ENCORE APPLAUSE.ENCORE APPLAUSE - JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:And this is the soundtrack (that we tweaked wonderfully, because the video is basically mono. And I am very exited how it turned out!) of the entire complete second show. Jon Risen has recently provided us with a new version of the professionally filmed video in it entirety. It’s all here folks…the tuning…banter…cut outs from the Pro release and lot’s of surprises. So thanks to Jon for helping us make this historic record complete now. This is THE audio recording to have from the second show. ESSENTIAL and so very rare.~ Warren
4/7/81 CHICAGO AUDITORIUM CHICAGO IL AUDIENCE 106:00
Date Added:10/31/2013
Track List:ONE WORLD. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. BACK ON THE STREET.CARAVAN.TALK. TIME HEALS.CRAZY LADY BLUE. THE UP.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.LAST DOLLAR ON EARTH.THE WHEEL.THE VERY LAST TIME. ALWAYS LATE. HEALER.SET ME FREE. LYSISTRATA STORY.LYSISTRADA.FEELS TOO GOOD.COMPASSION. LOVE IN ACTION. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:A rare audience recording courtesy of Hiroshi. I didn't even know it was 'out there', so this is a real treat. A extremely good recording, with the full set for us, from the Spring of 1981, where the band was introducing us to 'Swing to the Right' and 'Healer'. Of course, this was commonly known among fans as the 'Camouflage' tour. This taping has some humming and some distortion. These flaws are much evident during the first few tunes, but the phonics improves muchly over the course of the 106 mins. I keep finding myself forgetting that this tape is 32 years old. We can say so much about this show. The band was tight and very high polished here for the Chicago crowd (as was the case for the whole tour). Audience chatter is not overwhelming either. The beauty is that we have much recorded history from Chicago (then and now). Much thanks to Hiroshi!~ Warren
4/14/81 TORONTO O' KEEFE CENTER COMBINATION OF FM BROADCAST & DVD SOUNDTRACK - JON RISEN & JON BRONSKILL N/A
Date Added:11/7/2000
Track List:ONE WORLD. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. BACK ON THE STREET. LAST DOLLAR ON EARTH. THE VERY LAST TIME. CARAVAN. TIME HEALS. THE UP. ALWAYS LATE. SET ME FREE. HEALER. LYSISTRADA. LOVE IN ACTION. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:This is a combination of the FM Broadcast Jon bronskill delivered from 1st generation master and Jon Risen included a dub from the DVD soundtrack.I mixed the great sounding tracks into one presentation. Thanks to both Jons! ESSENTIAL~ Warren
4/15/81 ALFRED INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ROCHESTER (ALFRED) NY OLD BOARD TAPE REMASTERED IN TWO DIFFERENT FASHIONS (HIROSHI KAWAUCHI & JOE FRANKS) 64:51/40:02
Date Added:11/22/2012
Track List:CD ONE:ONE WORLD (FADES IN). ROAD TO UTOPIA. BACK ON THE STREET. CARAVAN. TIME HEALS. CRAZY LADY BLUE. THE UP. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LAST DOLLAR ON EARTH. THE WHEEL. THE VERY LAST TIME. ALWAYS LATE. HEALER. SET ME FREE. CD TWO: LYSISTRADA STORY. LYSISTRADA. FEEL TOO GOOD. COMPASSION. LOVE IN ACTION. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Hiroshi & Joe have done wonders with this always intriguing, but frustrating, soundboard that we've had for years – volume changes warble the first three tunes and hiss had plagued this but, it has been given new life by these two seperate treatments. So I take the best of the two tweeks and it makes for one fine recording (except the opener,One World, which I think was hopeless to repair). Eye witness evidence points to this date being in April of 1981.
7/3/81 THE LEVON HELMS STUDIO WOODSTOCK NY FM RADIO- WARREN 72:32/34:19
Track List:CD ONE:ONE WORLD.SET ME FREE.ONLY HUMAN.ROCK LOVE.THE UP.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.LYSISTRATA.BACK ON THE STREET.CRAZY LADY BLUE.TIME HEALS. THE HEALER.CD TWO:I SAW THE LIGHT.CARAVAN.LOVE IN ACTION.LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.JUST ONE VICTORY.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.
Notes: This show was one of the premeire coast to coast broadcasts that this great band did - this was while the 'Swing To The Right' album was being held up for contract negotiations (eventually involving Todd as well). The next product would see a label change. This show revealed that despite how low on the priority Utopia was worth Bearsville, the tunes held up well... and the band still kicked ass live as this attests to. They performed to a small house too. Well known harcore Todd Fan/ex-Todd Roadie/our Pal/guitarist Joe Megna was there!It was broadcast/hosted by WAAF 107.3 FM Worchester, yet Warren recorded it as it was fed live that night on his 96Rock FM Atlanta.~ Tony
07/11/81 POPLAR CREEK HOFFMAN ESTATES (CHICAGO) IL AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO MASTER TAPES) 132:00
Date Added:8/9/2016
Track List:ONE WORLD.ROAD TO UTOPIA.SWING TO THE RIGHT.LAST DOLLAR ON EARTH.SET ME FREE.ONLY HUMAN.ROCK LOVE.THE UP.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHE (CUTS OUT).ALWAYS LATE (CUTS IN).THE VERY LAST TIME.LYSISTRATA.BACK ON THE STREET.CRAZY LADY BLUE.TIME HEALS.HEALER.I SAW THE LIGHTBLUES IMPROV.JUST ONE VICTORY.(CUTS IN) FEEL TO GOOD.COMPASSION.SHOT IN THE DARK (CUTS OUT AT VERY END).CARAVAN.LOVE IN ACTION.LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS - ENCORE APPLAUSE.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Another 1981 audience recording from the ever faithful Geoff Laurenzo. It's good but not great. Recorded from a distance it seems at times. Another struggle to get the distortion out of the second tape. Pretty much for the die hard collector. But rare and very much listenable just the same. A very different set here, and a very long show (unless this is portions of two sets like Utopia had just performed on April 3rd in Detroit). I've never heard 'Just One Victory' appear in the middle of a set either.Some of the tracks came out wonderful however. Though a good portion are a mixture of high and low levels, and some I just did the best I could to roll off severe bass or trebles. As Royal Oak showed us; Utopia was performing pretty much flawlessly at this time. Again this very strange set has a lot of 'Adventures', some 'Deface the Music', some 'Swing to the Right' (which Bearsville wouldn't release until late 1982), some 'Healing' and very much surprises of 'Cliche', 'I Saw The Light' and a brief 'Blues Improvision' tune. We thank Geoff so much for once again allowing us to use his MASTER tapes to transfer from. For this is a very rare and very much collectable recording~ Warren
8/28/81 FOUNTAIN CASINO ABERDEEN NJ AUDIENCE DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN 72:17/73:17
Track List:CD ONE: ONE WORLD. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. SWING TO THE RIGHT. LAST DOLLAR ON EARTH. SET ME FREE. ONLY HUMAN. ROCK LOVE. THE UP. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. ALWAYS LATE. THE VERY LAST TIME. LYSISTRADA. BACK ON THE STREET. CRAZY LADY BLUE. CD TWO: TIME HEALS. HEALER. I SAW THE LIGHT. CARAVAN. LOVE IN ACTION. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Excellent audience Swing To The Right Show~ Warren
9/5/81 UNCLE SAM'S HULL MASS AUDIENCE DIGITAL TRANSFER HIROSHI 44:30/54:43
Date Added:5/1/2005
Track List:CD ONE:ONE WORLD. ROAD TO UTOPIA. SWING TO THE RIGHT. LAST DOLLAR ON EARTH. SET ME FREE. ROCK LOVE. THE UP. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. ALWAYS LATE CD TWO: THE VERY LAST TIME. LYSISTRATA. BACK ON THE STREET. CRAZY LADY BLUE. TIME HEALS. HEALER (SPLICED). I SAW THE LIGHT. CARAVAN. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Another one cleaned up by Hiroshi. This show has a great setlist - pre-release Swing To The Right, but all of 'em are there...The band was hot as hell then, and hear how slow they play Caravan...cool angle. We also get a never before heard REO Speedwagon razzing before Cliche... "They're imitating, making fun of us..." Todd actually sings some of "...Heard it from a friend who..." A Fun fun fun show..awsome for the/us collectors~ Warren
9/13/81 ‘RICK DERRINGER & FRIENDS’ THE PALLADIUM NEW YORK KBFH (SOUNDBOARD) 32:18/1:01:07
Date Added:7/24/2014
Track List:TODD RUNDGREN PORTION:
LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. THE WHEEL. ONE WORLD. I SAW THE LIGHT. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK (W/IAN HUNTER). LOVE IN ACTION. COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU.
RICK DERRINGER & FRIENDS PORTION:
GUITARS AND WOMEN. ON MY WAY UP. PARTY AT THE HOTEL. ROCK AND ROLL HOOCHIE KOO. LET ME IN. BEYOND THE UNIVERSE. JUMP JUMP JUMP. JUST ANOTHER NIGHT (FEATURING IAN HUNTER). ALL THE YOUNG DUDES (FEATURING IAN HUNTER). RIGHT PLACE, WRONG TIME (FEATURING DR. JOHN AND EDGAR WINTER). HANG ON SLOOPY (FEATURING RICK DERRINGER & TODD). Rick Derringer - guitar, vocals. Alan Merrill – guitars. Benjy King - keyboards, vocals. Jimmy Wilcox - drums, vocals. Donnie Kisselback - bass, vocals. Guest: Ian Hunter – vocals. Guest: Dr. John - guitar, vocals. Guest: Edgar Winter - keyboards, vocals. Guest: Lorna Luft – vocals. Guest: Daryl Hall – vocals. Guest: John Oates – vocals. Guest: Mickey Curry – drums. Guest: T-Bone Wolk – bass. Guest: Southside Johnny – vocals. Guest: Ellen Foley – vocals. Guest: Todd – guitar, vocals
Note:Another find of a King Biscuit Disc that provides us of the whole event (which we did not have in the collection until now). Awsome event too! This thing’s ESSENTIAL! Todd & Friends performance first and then Derringer & Friends. The paperwork that came with the disc set reads:
It was billed as "A Special Evening with Rick Derringer and Friends." Calling it that was an understatement to say the least, because the music (and the evening itself) was incredibly special and Rick Derringer was certainly surrounded by a lot of very important friends. Among them: Daryl Hall & John Oates; ex-Mott the Hoople leader, Ian Hunter; Edgar Winter; Dr. John; Meatloaf sidekick, Karla DeVito; and vocalist Lorna Luft. In reality, the concert was a benefit show, and the charity was none other than Rick Derringer himself. Just a few weeks prior to this concert, Derringer had been on the road gigging with his band in mid-1981, when the truck containing all their equipment was stolen. Unable to replace the truck and gear himself, Derringer and his band were suddenly in serious peril. Help, however, was on the way, and arrived when a friend, singer Lorna Luft, came up with the idea to do the special show. Within days of the robbery, she started calling other artists, many of whom had benefited from Rick's work as a guitarist and producer over the years. In less than a week, she had assembled an all-star lineup.
Derringer remembers the time as if it were yesterday, "This was a huge loss for us because everything was in that truck: rare guitars, all the stage equipment, the PA equipment, the stage lights, the stage clothes. Everything was stolen and it was never found. What really hurt was the fact that we had no insurance. We were between companies and our old policy had lapsed. We had lost everything. We had to cancel a bunch of shows and we had no idea how to get back on our feet, when Lorna thought of the idea to do a benefit show to raise money so we could replace the truck and the equipment. We did it at the Palladium Theater in New York City about five or six weeks after the equipment theft, in 1981." Shortly after the concert was announced, the King Biscuit Flower Hour radio show stepped in and offered to record the show and broadcast it nationwide. "The folks at King Biscuit had heard about the show, and asked to broadcast it," says Derringer. "I had done several King Biscuit shows with the Edgar Winter Group. We had been talking to them about doing a Derringer band show for a while, and they decided to do this one." Derringer opened the show with his core band: bassist Donnie Kisselbach, drummer Jimmy Wilcox; and keyboardist Benjy King (later an A&R exec for Columbia Records). From a musical standpoint, this show is certainly rough around the edges, considering the fact that it was done on the spot, and without the aid of extensive rehearsals. But the energy level is palpable - from a spunky version of the Derringer classic "Let Me In," through the soulful ballad" (I Think I'm Gonna) Jump, Jump, Jump" (which features inspired solos by both King and Derringer), to the rave-up closer, his all-time classic, "Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo." And appropriately, the first guest to join Derringer and his band for this legendary show was singer Lorna Luft.
"Lorna is Liza Minelli's sister," says Derringer." She had wanted to break out of the show music scene and wanted to sing rock 'n' roll. I had done a single with her called 'It's A Long Time'. Her rock career never really happened but she was a good friend, and it was her inspiration that fueled the show itself." After a couple more songs on his own, Derringer brought up Daryl Hall and John Oates, who offered an inspired mini-set of R&B classics that included the Smokey Robinson & The Miracles "Goin' To A Go-Go", Arthur Conley's "Funky Broadway" and Sam & Dave's legendary "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby." Joining the Derringer crew for the Hall & Oates segment were long time H&O members T-Bone Wolk on bass (later to become a charter member of the Saturday Night Live Band) and drummer Mickey Curry from T-Rex and The Cure.
Hall & Oates were followed by Dr. John and Edgar Winter, who teamed up with the Derringer band for a funky re-working of "Right Place, Wrong Time." Next up was Ian Hunter, who did one of his biggest solo hits, "Just Another Night (On The Other Side)," as well as a lesser known ode to the Big Apple called "Central Park & West." Hunter then segued into a medley of the Mott/Bowie classic "All The Young Dudes" blended with "Roll Away The Stone." It brought the house down.
"In some ways I was surprised, but in many ways I wasn't," says Derringer, speaking of the show fourteen years later. "I had supported all these people over the years and done a lot of favors. It certainly was gratifying, even though it was sort of pay back time for me."
Throughout the rest of the '80s, and into the early '90s, Derringer remained a steady touring act, but essentially stopped making new records. Finally, in 1993, he returned to the recording studio after a seven-year absence with Back to the Blues, a compelling collection of blues rock originals, followed by Electra Blues in 1994. In 2002, he released an unexpected jazz album entitled Free Ride. Derringer remains a road warrior to this day, continually pleasing a loyal following of fans with energetic live shows similar to the one captured here for the King Biscuit Flower Hour.

11/3/81 THE AGORA BALLROOM AKRON OH AUDIENCE 61:46/74:02
Date Added:9/19/2013
Track List:DISC ONE: ONE WORLD. ROAD TO UTOPIA. SWING TO THE RIGHT. LAST DOLLAR ON EARTH. SET ME FREE. ONLY HUMAN. ROCK LOVE. THE UP. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. COMSAT RAP/CLICHE'. ALWAYS LATE. THE VERY LAST TIME. JOKE/LYSISTRADA RAP. LYSISTRADA. BACK ON THE STREET. DISC TWO: CRAZY LADY BLUE. TIME HEALS. HEALER. I SAW THE LIGHT. CARAVAN. LOVE IN ACTION. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:This is a strange recording that turned out to be a hidden flower once the low end was rolled off the tape. The bass does distort, but there is amazing clarity in this old great audience recording. Kind of strange up until Lowest Common Denominator- then the set really kicks into gear by Disc Two. Highlights: Crazy Lady Blue, Healer, Caravan, New Wave Riders, Last Dollar...just a nice, nice overlooked recording from this pre-Swing tour.~ Warren
11/3/81 THE AGORA BALLROOM AKRON OH (KBFH) KBFH (SNDBRD.) 34:00
Date Added:9/28/2013
Track List:ONE WORLD.THE ROAD TO UTOPIA.SWING TO THE RIGHT.ONLY HUMAN.THE UP.LYSISTRATA.THE VERY LAST TIME.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Nice to have this one. We have the great audience recording of this whole show (see entry above). The as always classic KBFH people captured much of it professionally ('soundboard') here though. Seven months after the Detroit Royal Oak Show (KBFH & VHS Release of most the Show) and Still 'Pre-Swing' - Includes treasures 'Only Human' & 'The Up'. And the Band rushs right into each tune without pause here. Fastest 34 minutes that I've ever heard. Not even the pre 'Lysistrata Story'. Don't know if or when this aired FM. This is from the KBFH CD (which was never actually released to the public market). Fun to match this against the audience above recording. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
12/12/81 J.B. SCOTT'S ALBANY NY AUDIENCE- DIGITAL TRANSFER HIROSHI N/A
Date Added:4/7/2005
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. TOMITA VIDEO. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRADA. TONY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. CD TWO: TIME HEALS (VIDEO). IM SO P[ROUD/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/OOH BABY BABY/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Magnificent clean up job from Hiroshi...these shows were the blueprint for all subsequent shows...very interesting...the piano songs have barely changed in 25 yrs. There is some yap here, but again we wouldnt have thought this to be able to be this clean...~ Warren
12/13/81 NORTHSTAGE DINNER THEATER GLEN COVE NY AUDIENCE - MIKE ADRIAN/PAUL RUSSO EQ & TRANSFER 63:53/47:06
Date Added:3/12/2003
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. TOMITA VIDEO. SONG OF THE VIKING. LYSISTRADA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLORS NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. BREAD CD TWO: TIME HEALS VIDEO. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD.
Note:There are better recordings from this tour. Sounds like the hall had lots of reverb, plus the yap, makes this an just an 'OK' audience recording. And we can always use more from this very first solo (w/o band) Todd tour of all time...His performance is pretty good here.~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1/2/82 SAN FRANCISCO OLD WALDORF AUDIENCE (MASTERED- WILLY KEATS AND EDITED- PAUL RUSSO) 68:12/54:44
Date Added:1/1/2001
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. TOMITA VIDEO. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRADA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMNARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. BREAD. TIME HEALS VIDEO CD TWO: (FROM 1/6/82 SHOW)WHEN I PRAY. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BONUS: UNKNOWN VENUE/DATE 1982 soundcheck.
Note:This is one that Paul and Frank did in '99. And is a good strong rep of the first solo tour. Bonus tracks are from the '82 unknown soundboard soundcheck of Todd playing piano and warming up for another evenings show. We think this tape may have been originally recorded by Mark Wilpolt. When I Pray, the Soul Medley and Love Is The Answer are from the 1/6/82 San Francisco show later in the week.
1/5/82 SAN FRANCISCO OLD WALDORF AUDIENCE 78:25
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRADA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.-- WHEN I PRAY/IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT LOVE IS THE ANSWER (1/6/82 San Francisco)
Note:This extra long single CD-R was recorded by Mark Wilpolt and he gets a good audience sound. There are some small short probs with this, but it is worth it as Todd plays (on 6th) his debut piano solo performance of Love Is The Answer. Tiny Demons is nice and spacey. Good deal of talk and hecklers but not enough to be a distraction.~ Tony
2/7/82 ROYAL OAK THEATRE DETROIT MI (SOLO) MASTER TAPE AUDIENCE RECORDING BY JARED (RIP) OF JEMS
Date Added:6/7/2017
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHE'.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.TOO FAR GONE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.VIKING SONG.COMPASSION.INTRO /LYSISTRATA.INTRO/TINY DEMONS.LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG.BAG LADY.INTRO/DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.INTRO/WHEN I PRAY.I'M SO PROUD/OHH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT.ONE WORLD.THE WHEEL.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Another beauty from my JEMS Collection. Jared's (RIP) MASTER audience recording. All I did was the digital transfer and split the tracks. I thought it so good that I didn't edit in any way. Soooooo...if you get this, all you audiophiles with your spectragrams and graphic bar arrays... don't bother. Because there's lots of mini-spikes and mini-drops and all kinds of other 'bee heedy bops'. If you want to check the quality of this, then put some head phones on and sit in the front row of Royal Oak Theatre! It's up there and in your face. Almost soundboard quality. Same setlist as all his 1982 Solo shows. A couple of songs he 'oopses', then almost restarts, but keeps on going (Love of the Common Man for example)! By the way, I omitted the usual Time heals Video because it was all chopped up and distorted. But anyway this another 1982 Solo show is fun with different twists to his introduction to tunes and this Baby is ESSENTIAL. ~ Warren
Lineage: Recorded With Advent Dynamic Microphones > Sony Tc-153sd Cassette Recorder
2/12/82 PARADISE THEATER BOSTON MA AUDIENCE (EARLY SHOW) 103:00
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRATA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. WHEN I PRAY. TIME HEALS / I'M SO PROUD / OOOH BABY BABY/ LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/ I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. TOMITA VIDEO.
Note:Good audience of the 1st show. I prefer it to Glen Cove...less distant/talk. Still not perfect sound but, as close to a FM or soundboard as we'll get (see the soundboard recordings of both shows this night).
2/12/82 PARADISE THEATER BOSTON MA (LATE SHOW) SOUNDBOARD 93:00
Date Added:10/29/2012
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRATA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. WHEN I PRAY. TIME HEALS / I'M SO PROUD / OOOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Magnificent solo performances in Beantown. Lots of Todd humorous talk too of course. Both of these Sound Boards (Early & Late Shows) are EXCELLENT (performance & sound quality).~ Warren
2/12/82 PARADISE THEATER BOSTON MA (EARLY SHOW) SOUNDBOARD 103:00
Date Added:10/29/2012
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRATA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. WHEN I PRAY. TIME HEALS / I'M SO PROUD / OOOH BABY BABY/ LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/ I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. TOMITA VIDEO.
Note:Magnificent solo performances in Beantown. Lots of Todd humorous talk too of course. Both of these Sound Boards (Early & Late Shows) are EXCELLENT (performance & sound quality).~ Warren
2/15/82 VARIOUS RADIO BROADCASTS (INCLUDES 2/15/82 KBFH, 4/81 KBFH & 8/23/80 PARTY IN THE PARK)) FM BROADCAST 74:26
Track List:2/15/82 BOSTON PARADISE THEATER KBFH: IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. TINY DEMONS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. 4/81 AKRON AGORA UTOPIA KBFH: ONE WORLD. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ONLY HUMAN. THE UP. LYSISTRADA. THE VERY LAST TIME. JUST ONE VICTORY. 8/23/80 RICK DERRINGER 'PARTY IN THE PARK' BELMONT, NEW JERSEY FM: COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. ONE WORLD. BAG LADY. THE WHEEL. HANG ON SLOOPY
Note:This is one of Frank Bubnick's collection which was edited enhanced and prepared by Paul Russo. The first two episodes were edited broadcasts from two difference recordings which comprised two sections of Todd King Biscuit Flower Hour shows. These were later put together to make one program. 'Party in the Park' is missing only a tune or so from its 25 minute broadcast and is notable for the premiere of One World, which was played here a month or two before its appearance on the Ian Hunter/ Todd show. Todd sings, "we're just waiting for the sky to drop dead on the floor..." A fine job on three classic period pieces that were KBFH broadcasts.~ Tony
2/15/82 PARADISE THEATRE BOSTON MA FM KING BISCUIT 17:00
Date Added:3/25/2017
Track List:IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING.COMPASSION.TINY DEMONS.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Lost in my vaults until now (it was a Bonus on the end of my Disc 2 of 2/12/82 Paradise Theatre Boston). Excellent FM recording here. The DJ sheet that comes with it, say that this was indeed 1982-02-15 (which conflicts with Rob’s Gigology, but what heck. ESSENTIAL. Wish we had the whole show though. It's missing a lot~ Warren
3/27/82 KASIM SULTAN BAND- MY FATHERS PLACE ROSLYN NJ FM BROADCAST 72:53
Date Added:6/13/2001
Track List:THIS MUST BE LOVE. SOMEONE TO LOVE. WHITE AND RED. ROLL THE DICE. SWEET LITTLE ACCIDENT. DONT BREAK MY HEART. DRIVING ME MAD. DRIVING ME MAD. MOVIN UP. JUST A LITTLE BIT. BACK ON THE STREET. THE UP. SET ME FREE. ROCK AND ROLL LOVE ALONE.
Note:The infamous '82 broadcast of the Kasim Sultan Band after he left Utopia (temporaily). Most tunes hail from his EMI release and some Utopia tunes in there. In our opinion, this was his best solo venture of the bunch, and it is truly a shame that EMI pulled the rug from under him after all this hard work. It may not be Todd Rundgren or Utopia but it was a strong pop album. And this set shows potential. Excellent quality.~ Warren
4/3/82 (SOLO) HAYDEN AUDITORIUM HIRAM COLLEGE HIRAM OH AUDIENCE ( GEOFF LAURENZO MASTER TAPES) 98:00
Date Added:8/21/2016
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHÉ.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.TOO FAR GONE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.UNKNOWN VIDEO PRESENTATION WITH TAPE INSTRUMENTAL.SONG OF THE VIKING.COMPASSION.INTRO TO LYSISTRATA.LYSISTRATA.TINY DEMONS.LORD CHANCELLORS NIGHTMARE SONG.BAG LADY.DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER/WHEN I PRAY.TIME HEALS (VIDEO/ AUDIO TAPE).I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU (CUTS INTO & OUT OF THE FIRST CHORD OF I SAW THE LIGHT---TAPE FLIP).(CUTS IN) I SAW THE LIGHT.ONE WORLD (LONG ENCORE APPLAUSE).THE WHEEL.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:This is a beautiful piece (audience recording) by Geoff Laurenzo (from his MASTER Tapes of course). Its puts you right there in his seat j11. Now, I may have missed some 'drop outs' and I don't think so, for there were many. But all in all, I didn't do much to this one except even out the levels. And some little fixes.There are some spikes here and there, but I decided not to mess with too many of those. Two Video tape presentations here that Todd did where does not perform/sing: An 'Unknown Title' Instrumental and 'Time Heals'. The Time Heals recording was unfortunately very distorted so I inserted the studio version (from Jeff Gauss's 'Weavil' 'first needle drop' from his virgin copy vinyl of 'Healing') with the intro and outro left in there. This is some pretty good stuff here. By this time, Todd was very much 'into' being in Utopia. Some of these solo shows were insisted by Bearsville, which they did not promote very well, and this did nothing for the sales of any of Todd's solo albums. Thus the small halls. The UK loved the solo shows, but in the US, not so much. However, listen to the fans at this show. THEY ARE EXCITED. Again thank you Geoff for this ESSENTIAL recording for our collections. For it's a good one. And it's available nowhere but here! !~ Warren
4/4/82 AGORA BALLROOM COLUMBUS OH RADIO/TV SIMILCAST 78:00
Date Added:1/25/2015
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHÉ.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.’ABSTRACT’ AUDIO/VIDEO SEGMENT.VIKING SONG.COMPASSION. LYSISTRATA STORY/LYSISTRATA.TINY DEMONS STORY/TINY DEMONS.TIME HEALS-VIDEO SEGMENT (OMITTED). BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.WHEN I PRAY (AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION).SOUL MEDLEY: I’M SO PROUD/OH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU /I SAW THE LIGHT.ONE WORLD.
Note:Just got around to transferring this age old cassette tape to digital. I believe this is from a simulcast from a local Columbus Station, but it is a very mono recording. It’s not great phonics, but very much a keeper for archiving sakes. The audience goes wild during the performance. Sounds like The Beatles are in the house! Of course Cleveland and Columbus love their Todd Rundgren concerts. Still do to this day. If you liked the 1982 solo shows/tour then this one would not disappoint you. Very entertaining and lots of fun (all tunes). It was the same solo set throughout the year intermixed with a couple of video presentations during the performance (an ‘abstract’ video segment, shades of early Grokgazer and the Todd processed and produced promo video for ‘Time Heals’ which made it widely on MTV in those days). Pretty much all just Todd…acoustic guitar, ‘Fool’ Gibson and piano except the soul medley has the prerecorded instruments (from AWATS) background. All very much worthy for burning to CD for listening pleasures. ~ Warren
4/4/82 (SOLO) THE AGORA COLUMBUS OH (SECOND SHOW) AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO MASTER AUDIENCE TAPES) 106:00
Date Added:9/18/2016
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHÉ.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.TOO FAR GONE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.VIDEO AND INSTRUMENTAL.SONG OF THE VIKING.COMPASSION.LYSISTRATA STORY & LYSISTRATA.TINY DEMONS.BAG LADY.BANTER & DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. (AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION) WHEN I PRAY.BANTER & VIDEO OF TIME HEALS (TAPE).MEDLEY: I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT.ONE WORLD (LONG ENCORE APPLAUSE).THE WHEEL (LONG ENCORE APPLAUSE).A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Another wonderul audience recording by our ever faithful 'traveler' Geoff Laurenzo. Another of his MASTER tapes. Not much tweaking was done on this one, other than fixing 'levels' and repairing 'drop outs'. But again the second tape showed the blunt of 34 years, and I had to 'reshell' it. And it has a little bit of different quality to it...you can notice....it begins with 'When I Pray'. For the most part this recording has a 'concert hall' sound/acoustics to it. And Todd's usual long banter between many of the tunes is hard to understand...for some reason he 'races' through it too. And the crowd noise is very prominent here. Todd mentions early that this is the second set of the night. And Geoff tells us that it was a packed house for the second show, and that it was pretty much just standing room. He couldn't get tickets for the first show. And I believe the first show was the one that was broadcast video locally in Ohio. Todd's two video presentatations (with audio tapes) leave much to be desired (Tracks 06 & 14), but otherwise,this a very good recording ~ Warren
5/8/82 ODEON BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND (SOLO SHOW) AUDIENCE - DALE MICHELSOHN 150:00
Date Added:2/14/2014
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHÉ.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.VIDEO INTRO /'ABSTRACT AUDIO ACCOMPANIMENT'.VIKING SONG.COMPASSION.LYSISTRATA STORY/LYSISTRATA.TINY DEMONS STORY/TINY DEMONS.LORD CHANCELLORS NIGHTMARE.BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.WHEN I PRAY (AUDIENCE THREE PART PARTICIPATION).VIDEO OF TIME HEALS.SOUL MEDLEY (CONCLUDES W/I SAW THE LIGHT).ONE WORLD.ENCORE: THE WHEEL.ENCORE: A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:A new rare share from a new friend in England. Dale Michelsohn (Who just happened to be a former stage technician at the Odeon Theatre Birmingham UK. And He worked on that first TR & Utopia gig Odeon 10/02/75!) recorded this audience tape. An excellent recording. Sounds like it was recorded yesterday. And so many yesterdays ago this show took place. Todd nails this performance, as he did this entire Solo UK Tour. Just a few highlights: You will laugh at his humorous interaction with the Birmingham crowd. He pokes at the Prime Minister & The US Government to his intro of 'Too Far Gone'. His Lysistrata story has a funnier twist to it. And the performance of Lysistrata is very energetic. He introduces his Video ideas to the crowd (accompanied with 'abstract audio'). His solo piano with 'Drunken Blue Rooster' is flawless. He says, 'Roger Powell says my piano playing is like a baby ant eater'. "When I Pray' is very fun with audience3 part participation. Again he shows video to the crowd with "Time Heals'. The 'Soul Medley' is performed with background tape. But the body of this show is just Todd, acoustic guitar (except ‘Tiny Demons’ is with The Fool/Gibson) and piano. ESSENTIAL. Add this to the rest of the UK 1982 Solo Tour that you have! And thank you Dale ~ Warren
5/24/82 SOLO - THE VENUE CLUB LONDON (1st NIGHT/EARLY SHOW) AUDIENCE 86:53
Date Added:7/1/2013
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHE.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.TOO FAR GONE.(TOMITA PLANETS) VIDEO.SONG OF THE VIKING.COMPASSION.LYSISTRATA STORY/ LYSISTRATA.TINY DEMONS.LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG.BAG LADY.DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.WHEN I PRAY INTRO.WHEN I PRAY.TIME HEALS (VIDEO).I'M SO PROUD/OHH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU (CUTS)
Note:Here it is. Very much of the whole set from May 24th early show. A very good yet an audience recording this time. Very close to sounding like soundboard. Todd entertains the Brits with his wit throughout and in between tunes. Especially entertaining is his story about Lysistrata and Ancient Greece (which he also did in Detroit with Utopia that year - 1982). All tunes are treat, including surprises like 'Drunken Blue Rooster' and 'When I Pray'. Unfortunately missing are the last two tunes 'I saw The Light' and 'Hello It's Me'.~ Warren
5/25/82 SOLO - THE VENUE CLUB LONDON (2nd NIGHT/EARLY SHOW) PRE-FM/LP SOURCE 69:14
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. TINY DEMONS. BAG LADY. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL.
Note:Some very slight vinyl surface noise is heard, but this is a classic that turned out EXCELLENT of the pro recording large portion of the second night/early show at the Venue Club ESSENTIAL~ Tony
5/25/82 SOLO - THE VENUE CLUB LONDON BBC (2nd NIGHT/LATE SHOW) BBC RADIO BROADCAST 60:00
Date Added:7/1/2013
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VICKING. LYSISTRATA. TINY DEMONS. BAG LADY. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL.
Note:One hidden in the vaults until now. This is the BBC (post)Broadcast of the second night/second set 'late' show of a two night stand Todd Solo at The Venue Club in London. Apparently he was aired live both nights (4 sets) there.This is a digital transfer to CD that I've done from a crystal clean low generation cassette recording of the broadcast late May 1982.Similiar setlists for both nights, but notice the different additions in this one. This is ESSENTIAL. It's so fantastic to have such a record of history with these three sets (out of four performed).~ Warren
6/3/82 OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST LONDON BBC TV-RE BROADCAST (JIM PAIGE) 63:00
Date Added:7/1/2013
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. THE SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRATA. TINY DEMONS. TIME HEALS (VIDEO SEGMENT). ONE WORLD. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Listed here only for collection list purposes, for now the BBC video of this has been officially & magnificently re-produced and released by Esoteric Recordings (ELEC 42469). You will not be dissapointed if you buy this one (of course the Boxset comes a long with much much more and it's well worth 'the pass' to it. So please buy it). However, what I do list here is Jim Paige's own complete audio recording of the show which he grabbed off his TV/FM radio simulcast in the UK. Todd's performance is stellar and he has much enjoyment interacting between tunes with the London crowd. To listen to the 'Time Heals' audio of the video is a little boring, but Todd 'unplugged'in 1982 was far better than even his solo stuff he was doing in the (early) 2000s.'Tiny Demons' is particularly excellent here.I'm thinking that BBC knows that this was one of the best 'Old Grey Whistle Test(s)'ever.Thus the recent release.~ Warren
7/30/82 PIER 84 NEW YORK VETERANS RELIEF FOUNDATION BENEFIT 'DEER HUNTER' AUDIENCE 44:38
Track List:DO YA (TODD). NO MONEY DOWN (PAUL BUTTERFIELD). HEARTBREAK HOTEL (JOHN CALE). LYSISTRADA (TODD). IRENE WILDE (IAN HUNTER). DOWN IN THE BOTTOM (PB). EIGHT DAYS A WEEK (TODD & IAN HUNTER). ONE WORLD (TODD). LIKE A ROLLING STONE.
Note:This audience job kick ass Benefit for the Vets featured Mark clarke on bass, Eric Parker on drums. Irene Wilde features Tommy Mandel on organ. Rolling Stone has original keys man Al Kooper doing it. Cale's song kicks ass as well. Todd blazes on No Money Down with seldom heard flange guitar sound that he plays most of the nite. Another Bubnick/Russo piece. Some yap... but still sounds full and far better than any cassette of this show.~ Tony & Warren
Todd appears again, with Utopia at Pier 84 in August (see entry below)
8/13/82 PIER 84 NEW YORK - UTOPIA TOM CANNON AUDIENCE RECORDING (PAUL RUSSO EDIT) 44:04/54:38
Date Added:12/4/2002
Track List:INFARED AND ULTRAVIOLET. LIBERTINE. BURN THREE TIMES. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. SET ME FREE. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SWING TO THE RIGHT. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. ROCK LOVE (CUTS IN). FEETS DONT FAIL ME NOW. SAY YEAH. THE UP. BAD LITTLE ACTRESS. FORGOTTEN BUT NOT GONE. ONLY HUMAN. ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. LOVE IN ACTION. ONE WORLD. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:One of Todd's annual appearances outdoors New York City. You all probably know that the annual shows at Central Park were discontinued because of residents & locals complained about the noise.So Pier 84 it is. Here is a summer time 'Suits Tour' from Tom Cannon and tweeked by Paul Russo. The pace of the tour really brings this show to life. There is some yap, but not too bad- sound is decent. Forgotten But Not Gone was supposed to be a country tune, but is so fast here that its almost 'punk country'. This was one of the very first shows after Kasim came back to the fold.~ Warren
8/21/82 UTOPIA METROPOLITAN CENTER MINNEAPOLIS MN AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 40:00/52:00
Date Added:10/6/2016
Track List:TAPE 1 SIDE A: INFRARED & ULTRAVIOLET.LIBERTINE.BURN THREE TIMES.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.SET ME FREE.TALKING TO MYSELF.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.SWING TO THE RIGHT.FEET DON'T FAIL ME NOW.HAMMER IN MY HEART.CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL.TAPE 1 SIDE B & TAPE 2 SIDE A:YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. ROCK LOVE.THE UP.SAY YEAH.BANTER-FORGOTTEN BUT NOT GONE.ONLY HUMAN.ROAD TO UTOPIA.CARAVAN.LOVE IN ACTION (PARTIAL).LOVE IN ACTION (CONTD) - ENCORE APPLAUSE.LONG APPLAUSE-ONE WORLD-APPLAUSE CONTD.LONG APPLAUSE-LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Geoff Laurenzo Audience Taping. This one isn't terrible. It's just that the acoustics are very concert hallish and distant and more 'mono' than usual. There was just not really anything I could do to make any improvements for listening pleasures. Don't get me wrong, this is a very listenable recording, and a keeper for historic record. This was a period when Utopia performed almost flawlessly as a unit. Fortunately we have a lot of excellent recordings from this 'Suits' Tour (Professionally and audience).We thank Geoff for this addition to the vaults.~ Warren
8/26/82 FORREST HILL TENNIS STADIUM QUEENS SOUNDBOARD
Date Added:6/11/2012
Track List:BUSTIN' OUT - NONA HENDRYX.THE PROMISED LAND - MEAT LOAF.JINGO - CARLOS SANTANA.I'M WINNING - NONA HENDRYX/CARLOS SANTANA. DRUM SOLO - MAX ROACH.WATCHING THE RIVER FLOW - JOE COCKER.YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL - JOE COCKER.FEELIN' ALRIGHT - JOE COCKER.JOHNNY B. GOODE - ALL STARS JAM.
Note:Have to include this. Todd is pretty good during the encore jam (in his tennis oufit)~ Warren
11/4/82 THE METRO BOSTON SOUNDBOARD (AUDIO DUB FROM THE DVD) N/A
Date Added:7/3/2012
Track List:CD ONE: INFARED AND ULTRAVIOLET. LIBERTINE. BURN THREE TIMES. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. SET ME FREE. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SWING TO THE RIGHT. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. SAY YEAH. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. CD TWO: ROCK LOVE. FEETS DONT FAIL ME NOW. ONLY HUMAN. FORGOTTEN BUT NOT GONE. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. LOVE IN ACTION. ONE WORLD. BACK ON THE STREET. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:This show is available on video. You can get it at Scott's TRBAZAAR. This was an audio dub from the video. The soundtrack (though Professional)is a little muddy. But still a collectors item. The whole show- twenty two tracks.~ Warren
11/19/82 UNIVERSAL AMPHITHEATRE LOS ANGELES CA AUDIENCE
Date Added:9/30/2017
Track List:INFRARED AND ULTRAVIOLET.LIBERTINE.BURN THREE TIMES.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.SET ME FREE. I'M LOOKING AT YOU BUT I'M TALKING TO MYSELF.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.SWING TO THE RIGHT.WELCOMING REMARKS.THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION.HAMMER IN MY HEART.CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL.YOU MAKE ME CRAZY.ROCK LOVE.FEET DON'T FAIL ME INTRO.FEET DON'T FAIL ME NOW.SAY YEAH. THE UP.COUNTRY MUSIC RAP.FORGOTTEN BUT NOT GONE.ONLY HUMAN.THE ROAD TO UTOPIA.CARAVAN.LOVE IN ACTION (W/TAPE FLIP).ONE WORLD (CUTS OUT).
Note:Great/Rare Audience recording. Gil Ieland-Ashley says, “From when the toured promoting the Network album. This is from the Friday night before the Thanksgiving broadcast from the Country Club, and I assume they spent the following days in preproduction for the broadcast. It's an audience recording, and only a single tape's worth so it runs out a few seconds into One World and is missing LITA and JOV. My tape is a 1st gen cassette direct from the taper's master, since lost, so this is as good as we're gonna get. I did a raw transfer, took the .wav into audacity to break it into tracks and do some pitch correction. It's a decent aud recording, nothing spectacular but definitely listenable.” Thank you for this one Gil!~ Warren
11/24/82 UTOPIA - THE COUNTRY CLUB LOS ANGELES CA VARIOUS BROADCAST SOURCES (MOSTLY ‘THE DRAGON'S’ SOUNDBOARD MASTERS) 41:49/43:02/12:37
Date Added:6/14/2016
Track List:TAPE ONE (SIDE A): UTOPIA THEME (SOUNDCHECK). (CUTS IN) INFARED AND ULTRAVIOLET. LIBERTINE. BURN THREE TIMES. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. I'M LOOKING AT YOU BUT I'M TALKING TO MYSELF. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SWING TO THE RIGHT. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. TAPE ONE (SIDE B): ROCK LOVE. FEETS DON'T FAIL ME NOW. SAY YEAH. THE UP. ONLY HUMAN. THE VERY LAST TIME. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. TAPE TWO (SIDE A): LOVE IN ACTION. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:*See notes below under the 11/25/82 Show
11/25/82 UTOPIA - THE COUNTRY CLUB LOS ANGELES CA TRANSFER- ISTVAN. VARIOUS BROADCAST SOURCES (MOSTLY ‘THE DRAGON'S’ SOUNDBOARD MASTERS) 46:23/46:41/21:14
Date Added:10/2/2017
Track List:INFRARED AND ULTRAVIOLET. LIBERTINE. BURN THREE TIMES. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. SET ME FREE. I'M LOOKING AT YOU BUT I'M TALKING TO MYSELF. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SWING TO THE RIGHT. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. ROCK LOVE. LOVE ALONE. FEETS DON'T FAIL ME NOW. SAY YEAH. ONLY HUMAN. THE VERY LAST TIME. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. LOVE IN ACTION. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY. SOUNDCHECK PIANO SOLO (MOST SELECTIONS VERY PARTIAL/INCOMPLETE AND MOST LIKELY CULLED FROM 29 NOVEMBER 1981, WHEN HE WAS AT RISSMILLER'S COUNTRY CLUB RESEDA CA.): LOVE IS THE ANSWER. SONG OF THE VIKING. BREAD. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. WHEN I PRAY.
Note:Both dates culled from Soundboard recordings made available to us from Frank Bubnick through someone we only know as ‘The Dragon’ (whom we’ve we lost contact with decades ago). This whole thing about two shows ‘complete & then some’ is very interesting to me. For I listened and recorded live the FM radio Broadcast on Thanksgiving night as I also watched the simulcast too. I had no earthly idea that there were two shows (and recorded) for decades. And these soundboard recordings are magnificent. They are truly trophies for me as a Todd superfan and historian. We’re very fortunate. Utopia is damn near flawless here.~ Warren *Special thanks to Istvan for splitting and editing the tracks for the 11/25/82 stuff!

Date Title Source Time
3/9/83 'ROCK N ROLL TONITE' (TV) PERKINS PLACE PASADINA CA VIDEO SOUNDTRACK 18:00
Date Added:10/13/2015
Track List: CHANT.COMPASSION. BANG ON THE DRUM.BAG LADY.ONE WORLD.
Note:Some very good HD captures of each individual tune have surfaced on YouTube. And these are the audio grabs from the films. Strange selection of songs to perform, with the exception of 'Bang On The Drum', which was a chart topper at that time. But to start of a rare TV 'featured' appearance with 'Chant' was strange. Now, ending the show with 'One World' was great! We really don't have much here in the archives for 1983, so these few tunes are a welcome addition, for the sound quality is very good.~ Warren
4/23/83 KENAN STADIUM CHAPEL HILL NC AUDIENCE FROM SARA (PAUL RUSSO EDIT) 77:00
Date Added:12/4/2002
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLCIHE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRADA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAD LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU. I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL
Note:Tweeked by Paul russo...the sound is decent for an audience, but contains a good dose of yap. The show is a standard Todd solo set - decent sound - not a lot of low end but it was 1983. Paul seems to have eqd this nicely to get the most out of it.~ Tony
7/17/83 UTOPIA ALPINE VALLEY TROY WI AUDIENCE 1:26:34
Date Added:9/22/2013
Track List:HAMMER IN MY HEART.SET ME FREE.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.BURN THREE TIMES.REAL MAN.SWING TO THE RIGHT.THE VERY LAST TIME.BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY.COMMUNION WITH THE SUN (CUTS OUT AFTER 1:10).(CUTS IN) THE SEVEN RAYS/SINGRING & THE GLASS GUITAR/INITIATION/THE ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.TIME HEALS.ONE WORLD (WITH RICK NIELSEN OF CHEAP TRICK).JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:By happenstance I found this in amongst the 1000+ cassette tape archive here. This audience tape is definetly a lost & found. We don't have much from 1983 for Utopia. I basically just transferred it from the cassette tape 'as is'(no EQ). And split the tracks. The sound is very good for this age old recording. It was a great performance and great set. Of course there are a few spikes, drops and cut ins and outs and level changes. But it is a very good audience recording by a fan 30 years ago. It's pretty much the whole show. Again, we get to hear the great medley they were doing in 1983 of: "Communion With TheSun/The Seven Rays/Singring and the Glass Guitar/Initiation/The Road To Utopia/Caravan/Last of the New Wave Riders". Rick Nielsen makes a guest appearance on "One World" too! This is ESSENTIAL.~ Warren
8/8/83 UTOPIA PIER 84 NEW YORK AUDIENCE (HIROSHI KAWAUCHI EDIT) N/A
Date Added:7/3/2012
Track List:CD ONE: HAMMER IN MY HEART. SET ME FREE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. REAL MAN. SWING TO THE RIGHT. I'M LOOKING AT YOU BUT I'M TALKING TO MYSELF. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL. THE VERY LAST TIME. BANG ON THE DRUM. CD TWO:OVERTURE/ COMMUNION WITH THE SUN/ THE IKON/THE SEVEN RAYS/ SINGRING & THE GLASS GUITAR/ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/ LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.ONE WORLD. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:A decent audience recording that our buddy Hiroshi made excellent. You still hear typical audience yap for New York. It's just that we have so little of 1983 represented (Soundboard or Audience Tape), this needs it's spot in the Archives. Incredible set too. Overture/ Communion With Sun, all the way through Last of The New Wave Riders, is basically one big tune/medley (seven songs).ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL! Thank you Hiroshi!~ Warren
12/1/83 MADISON WISCONSON HEADLINERS SOUNDBOARD- CLOSER SOURCE. DIGITAL EDIT - CLEANED - TRANSFERRED BY JEFF GAUSS (WEAVIL) 63:52/50:34
Date Added:10/23/2002
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. MAYBE I COULD CHANGE. LYSISTRADA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. BANG OF THE DRUM ALL DAY. CD TWO: IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. BONUS TRACK: 12/9/83 TULSA OK CAINES BALLROOM - IF DIDN'T TRY (SOLO PIANO PRE-RELEASE VERSION).
Note:This Weavil upgrade leaves us stunned - it is such a dramatic improvement over the older versions. The clarity and processing and speed correction puts this in a new category. Finally the Midwest jaunt of 1983 is proudly represented. It contains two of the most spine chilling goose bump moments; That is the solo piano version of Maybe I Could Change...its otherworldy...at the end Todd sings " ...We can change the world..." The delicate touch but powerful tour de force...it smokes...leaves in the dust the studio version...it is that special. The other is the slightly less quality, but still hair raising, solo paino version of If I Didnt Try from Tulsa Caines 8 days later. This was pre-Oblivion. We really cant tell you enough how we needed this new Weavil creation, and how much ALL of you need it, too. A major gap in the canyon has been filled by Jeff...wow. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
12/6/83 (SOLO) UPTOWN THEATER KANSAS CITY MO AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 71:00
Date Added:10/12/2016
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHÉ. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.TOO FAR GONE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.INTRO & CLIP FROM TEPTAE VIDEO.SONG OF THE VIKING.IF I DIDN'T TRY.LYSISTRATA.TINY DEMONS.BAG LADY.DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.BANG ON THE DRUM.SOUL MEDLEY (I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/ I SAW THE LIGHT).ONE WORLD.THE WHEEL.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Another stellar audience recording (MASTER) from ‘The Ever Popular Tortured Taper’ Geoff Laurenzo. This time its Todd solo 1983. And the set very similar to Todd’s 1982 solo shows (with the exception of one video he shows as opposed to two. We get a piece of audio from the TEPTAE video.) Having said that, you might want to skip that track 06. Not much listening pleasure there. However this recording of Geoff’s puts you right in the front row center and it's almost like the PA System is right in my headphones (if you use those for this kind of stuff). It’s first-rate! Instruments and vocals right up front acoustics-wise. AND we get a great early rendition of ' If I Didn't Try'!! I won’t critique the whole thing, but Todd is flawless here. This an ESSENTIAL recording for your 70s- 80s Trophy shelf. And there’s not enough Thank Yous for Geoff for providing his MASTER of this. ~ Warren
12/9/83 (SOLO) CAINS BALLROOM TULSA OK SOUNDBOARD? 72:00
Date Added:10/30/2016
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHÉ. IT WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.COMPASSION (CUTS RIGHT IN AND I THINK THIS WAS A VIDEO HE PRESENTED).SONG OF THE VIKING. IF I DIDN'T TRY.INTRO TO LYSISTRATA. LYSISTRATA.TINY DEMONS.LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG.BAG LADY.INTRO TO BLUE ROOSTER.DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.BANG OF THE DRUM ALL DAY.LPS WORTH OF TOONS (THE AUDIO FROM A VIDEO HE PRESENTED).I’M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT.ONE WORLD. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.THE WHEEL.
Note:This is either a copy from the sound monitor board, or very very good audience recording. And the tape that it originally transferred from, reads: "1st copy from the Master Tape". I wish I knew who it originated from (Taper), so I could give them credit.I had sent this show to Istvan to see if he had time to split the tracks for me (It was just two big tracks). And not only did he split the tracks, he also did some 'beautification'.
Todd is pretty much flawless here, and Tulsa got one helluva good show. Again, we get and early performance of 'If I didn't Try' too! Same set list as most his solo 1982 and 1983 shows, but with some additional numbers. ESSENTIAL.~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
4/8/84 UTOPIA POUGHKEEPSIE THE CHANCE FM KBFH 67:07
Track List:TOO MUCH WATER. ROCK LOVE. IF I DIDN'T TRY. HAMMER IN MY HEART. ABANDON CITY. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. ITCH IN MY BRAIN. LOVE WITH A THINKER. SWING TO THE RIGHT. TRAPPED. CRYBABY.
Note:Oblivion show.Same CD as had made the rounds from before. Good job from an old source KBFH show.ESSENTIAL~ Warren
4/8/84 UTOPIA POUGHKEEPSIE THE CHANCE FM BROADCAST (2nd VERSION) 54:20/43:43
Date Added:2/10/2002
Track List:CD ONE: TOO MUCH WATER. ROCK LOVE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. IF I DIDNT TRY. BRING ME MY LONGBOW. HAMMER IN MY HEART. ABANDON CITY. SET ME FREE. LYSISTRADA. ITCH IN MY BRAIN/LOVE WITH A THINKER. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. SWING TO THE RIGHT CD TWO: THE VERY LAST TIME. TRAPPED. CARAVAN. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. CRYBABY. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:This is a great complete show thanks to some tracking and editing of the FM broadcasts (FM & CD...see entry above) of this show by Frank Bubnick. Very nice. This tour was the first that had that 'tech sound' (at that time) where the songs from Oblivion are featured.~ Warren
5/13/84 UTOPIA COAST TO COAST BALTIMORE MD AUDIENCE 75:54
Date Added:8/23/2002
Track List:TOO MUCH WATER. ROCK LOVE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. IF I DIDNT TRY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. ABANDON CITY. SET ME FREE. ITCH IN MY BRAIN. LOVE WITH A THINKER. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. THE VERY LAST TIME. TRAPPED. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. CRYBABY.
Note:This transfer was mostly because of some of the performance contained. It is not as good as either the main FM shows, but the band is more confident here than either of those. It's an audience recording but quickly settles into a listenable 'Oblivion' document. The yap there does not distract from the performance. There are some adjustment problems on Too Much Water...If Didnt Try is a gem...Love of The Common Man sounds so high... can't believe he did it in this key for so long. Hammer In My Heart has a totally different feel to it than today. Willie just drives the bus home. Roger is smoking all night. Abandon City is merciless...Kazim and his bass playing while singing Set Me Free is suprising here...great stuff...Itch In My Brain is absolutely frantic - like in the midst of the end of the world - Todd ad-libs for awhile at the end of Thinker...missing from this due to yap and length considerations are: Lysistrada, Love In Action, JOV...the last 2 were somewhat marred...on this cd, you can hear the band saddle up on Willie for a ride. Willie really propels this show forward...this is one of his better ones (groove-wise). Again sound is not that great, so if lower fidelity bothers you, stay away and go to Chicago or Poughkeepsie...but hardcore collectors won't want to miss If I Didnt Try and Itch here~ Tony & Warren
5/21/84 UTOPIA BOGART’S CINCINNATI OH AUDIENCE 1:31:30
Date Added:8/5/2015
Track List:TOO MUCH WATER.ROCK LOVE.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.IF I DIDN'T TRY (TR MINI KEYS).LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.HAMMER IN MY HEART.ABANDON CITY.SET ME FREE.LYSISTRATA. ITCH IN MY BRAIN.LOVE WITH A THINKER (KAS KEY'S).I'M LOOKING AT YOU BUT I'M TALKING TO MYSELF.YOU MAKE ME CRAZY.SWING TO THE RIGHT.THE VERY LAST TIME.TRAPPED.ROAD TO UTOPIA.CARAVAN.LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.CRYBABY.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.JUST ONE VICTORY (CUTS).
Note:This one from Jon Risen’s vaults (He shared the audio on YouTube). I didn’t even know it was ‘out there’. He calls it a ‘rough listen’, but I think it is a real good and very rare audience recording.
Jon says, “Audience recording of Utopia during their Oblivion Tour at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio may 21st 1984. Rough recording but this is one of the few shows they played Just One Victory, from what I understand. The taper must have only brought one tape because halfway through the show there are a lot of cuts between the songs, all of the songs are complete except JOV cuts off about halfway through. The show is complete. The audio is somewhat rough but listenable, this show is special to me because it was my first Utopia show, I was 9 years old at the time. I got to meet Roger, Kas and Todd and got their autographs. I was on cloud nine that night and it made quite an impression on my 9 year old brain...... anyway, enough of my story, enjoy the show!”
Thank you Mojorisen!
5/24/84 UTOPIA MILWAUKEE THE PALMS THEATER AUDIENCE 65:05/68:30
Date Added:1/26/2003
Track List:CD ONE: TOO MUCH WATER. ROCK LOVE. PRINCESS OF THE UNVERSE. IF I DIDNT TRY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. ABANDON CITY. SET ME FREE. ITCH IN MY BRAIN/LOVE WITH A THINKER. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. SWING TO THE RIGHT. THE VERY LAST TIME. TRAPPED CD TWO: ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. CRYBABY. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Probably(in the old days) the most often traded 1984 'Oblivion' show. And it sounds very good for an old audie..no it isn't better than the radio stuff Poughkeepsie/Chicago..but the performance is super. Some comments here: Willie's drumming on If I Didnt Try is super-great feel...Hammer sounds very different - groove wise...Abandon City crawls- it is real slow...makes for some great stuff happening. In fact, Todd's rhythm guitar on the mid set tunes shines...Itch In My Brain/Thinker is the best version performance wise - the guitar leads and ending of Thinker screams...Caravan - Roger goes freaky on the solos...at Crybaby, there is (w/ hysteria) a slight roughness to the sound which rebounds quickly in a few seconds. All in all, not the best sound, but nice and an exuberant performance...~ Tony & Warren
5/30/84 UTOPIA PARK WEST CHICAGO IL FM BROADCAST 65:58
Date Added:6/7/2012
Track List:TOO MUCH WATER. ROCK LOVE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. IF I DIDNT TRY. BRING ME MY LONGBOW (P). HAMMER IN MY HEART (P). LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. ABANDON CITY. SET ME FREE. LYSISTRADA (P). ITCH IN MY BRAIN. LOVE WITH A THINKER. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. SWING TO THE RIGHT. THE VERY LAST TIME. TRAPPED. CARAVAN. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. CRYBABY. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Really good FM Broadcast capture of the Chicago 'Oblivion Show. Complete?~ Warren
6/13/84 ST. MARK'S BOWERY POETRY BENEFIT THE RITZ NY AUDIENCE (COURTESY J. BABCOCK) 19:00
Date Added:1/29/2013
Track List:INTRO. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. CLICHÉ. INTRO. HONEST WORK. ONE WORLD (WITH KASIM).
Note:Neat little 'one off' 19 minute set that Todd did for this Poetry Benefit in 1984. Just Todd with his guitar. Exceptional quality for an audience recording and One World (w/Kasim) is especially good. Thanks to Jon Babcock for dipping into his vaults for this little rare one.~ Warren
8/24/84 UTOPIA PIER 84 NEW YORK AUDIENCE BY MIKE ADRIAN 47:44/49:10
Track List:CD ONE: TOO MUCH WATER. ROCK LOVE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. IF I DIDNT TRY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. ABANDON CITY. SET ME FREE. ITCH IN MY BRAIN/LOVE WITH A THINKER. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF CD TWO: YOU AKE ME CRAZY. SWING TO THE RIGHT. THE VERY LAST TIME. TRAPPED. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. THE LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. CRYBABY. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:The exact equipment used to record this beauty was a Sony wm-D-6c with dolby on. With a set of shure mics. Mike Adrian was the recorder for this 'Oblivion' show.Thanks to Mike, as always, for this treasure.~ Warren
12/26/84 PROVIDENCE THE LIVING ROOM AUDIENCE 70:35
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. BEARSVILLE/HONEST WORK. LYSISTRADA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAD LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD.THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. BONUS: BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY (from this audience tape but unbearable to listen to. You don't want this bonus~ Warren)
Note:A pretty clean audience tape from the rarely talked about 1984 Winter tour. We edited out the TEPTAE video excerpts, and the way too noisy Bang On The Drum and get one CD of the ever evolving 1984 thing. Drunken Blue Rooster and Bag Lady make this nice and the pre-released Honest Work. You can hear Todd rail against Albert's label. Probably due to the lack of release to date of A Cappella.~ Warren
12/27/84 AGORA BALLROOM WEST HARTFORD CT AUDIENCE (TRANSFER WARREN) N/A
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHÉ. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE (MISTAKES). CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. HONEST WORK. JOHNEE JINGO. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. BANG ON THE DRUM.I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BAY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:See other December Solo Tour notes. Similiar set. Ok audience recording. Aint grand~ Warren
12/31/84 PARADISE THEATER BOSTON (EARLY SHOW) AUDIENCE (TRANSFER WARREN) N/A
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHÉ. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE (MISTAKES). CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. HONEST WORK. JOHNEE JINGO. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. PRETENDING TO CARE. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BAY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. BLUE ORPHEUS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Dececember solo tour. Todd performs solo on guitar and piano as well as singing some songs to pre-recorded backing via his cart machine. Excerpts from The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect video would be show throught the evening as well. He makes some mistakes during Too Far Gone. But what a great set. Good audience recording.~ Warren
12/31/84 PARADISE THEATER BOSTON (LATE SHOW) AUDIENCE (TRANSFER WARREN) 78:08
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHÉ. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE (MISTAKES). CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. HONEST WORK. JOHNEE JINGO. OLD LANG SYE. BAG LADY. BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY.I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BAY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Late Show. Same source. Some set changes. Performed more of EPTAE. See Early Show's notes~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1985 ACAPELLA-RUNT (RELEASED 1984 LATE) BOOT CD OF ACETATE 37:53
Date Added:6/7/2012
Track List:BLUE ORPHEUS (DIFFERENT MIX/VERSION). JOHNEE JINGO. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA. LOST HORIZON. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. MIRACLE IN THE BAZAAR. LOCKJAW. HONEST WORK. MIGHTY LOVE.
Note:Another CD from a boot LP. Made from pre-release acetate of A Cappella. Some minor differences in Blue Orpheus. Xtra note: Tony has the actual acetates that he got from the Estate Sale. If we could figure out a safe way to dub it and keep all the integrity, we would. Not possible at this time.~ Warren
1/2/85 THE RITZ NEW YORK AUDIENCE (TOM CANNON/BUBNICK/RUSSO) 46:34/41:39
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. TEPTAE VIDEO. SONG OF THE VIKING. HONEST WORK. JOHNEE JINGO. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. CD TWO: DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. TEPTAE VIDEO. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU. I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. TYE WHEEL. DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Decent show but, tape sounds to have some limitations. Russo did a great job of squeezing out the fidelity here...show has very little talk for a NYC show but you can hear it...one of the short ones - nice to hear the A Cappella stuff while the album remained in limbo...got this source from Tom Cannon~ Tony
1/5/85 ETHIOPIAN AIRLIFT BENEFIT CONCERT - GIFT CENTER PAVILION SAN FRANCISCO CA SOUNDTRACK FROM TV SPECIAL 43:00
Date Added:7/16/2017
Track List:ROBIN WILLIAMS.
TODD (SOLO):CLICHÉ’.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.LYSISTRATA.
ROBIN WILLIAMS.
THE TUBES: TALK TO YA LATER.NIGHT PEOPLE MEDLEY [NIGHT PEOPLE/ SAY HEY/EYES/MUSCLE GIRLS/THEME FROM A WOOLY PLACE/FOR A SONG/SAY HEY (REPRISE)/FEEL IT/NIGHT PEOPLE (REPRISE)].PIECE BY PIECE
Note:I didn’t even know any historic record of any kind had been made from this Benefit. Recently surfaced is the TV Special ‘Airlift TV Special 1985’. Being that the video is 32 years old and just now surfacing, the Video shows it’s age. However the soundtrack is pretty darn good. I only had to do minor tweaking. And it came out marvelous. Todd actually performed; ‘ Love of the Common Man’, ‘Cliché’, ‘It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference’, ‘Can We Still Be Friends’, ‘Lysistrata’, ‘Honest Work’, ‘The Wheel’ and ‘One World’ (with The Tubes). So we’re missing four performances by him. Not sure how much of the Tubes Set that we’re missing. But The ‘Night People Medley’ is the entire second side of Love Bomb’ so that’s pretty cool. Again, pretty good audio here. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
4/6/85 UTOPIA POV IOWA SEASONS CENTER CEDAR RAPIDS AUDIENCE DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN 60:00
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME. STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SET ME FREE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. MATED. MYSTIFIED. ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/MORE LIGHT.
Note:Rather decent audience recording. Real keeper. Not sure why this wasn't moved to CD-R before. The first date of 14 POV Shows that we have here on record! The band does a lot of long pauses between songs...strange... like they are discussing what to play next. We're missing the encore performance though (either 'Love Is The Answer' or 'Just One Victory'. Maybe both.)~ Warren
4/6/85 UTOPIA FIVE SEASONS CENTER CEDAR RAPIDS IA AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 54:00
Date Added:10/6/2016
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME.STYLE.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.SET ME FREE.HAMMER IN MY HEART.SWING TO THE RIGHT.ZEN MACHINE.MATED.MYSTIFIED.ROAD TO UTOPIA.CARAVAN.
Note: Another amazing audience recording by Geoff Laurenzo. Unfortunately, This one was only one tape, so were missing a small part of the 1985 Utopia set at that time. I believe we're just missing 'More Light', 'Love Is The Answer' and 'Just One Victory'. This was really the last Tour of Utopia as we knew it. Utopia's POV Tour in 1985 was February through July. And then Todd was performing with a large group of singers October through December in support of 'A Cappella'. In Billy Jame's 2nd Todd Rundgren Book; 'A Dream Goes On Forever'...'The Utopia Years'; [u]Much is made about the sound of the performances then[/u]. Apparently, with Utopia's new Technology, it was hard for the audiences to hear the vocals at many shows. As was with the 'Oblivion' Tour, the Band had headset microphones. The only sound monitors present were on either side of Willie's customized drum set - up. [i]As is the case here with 'Play This Game' only, the vocals aren't as prominent as we'd like. The Instrumentation drowns out vocals at times. But as these tracks go on, the vocals become much clearer.[/i] Roger had a brand new design (physically & technically) to his Keyboards and arrangements. His ever large set of synthesizer 'banks' are replaced by a mere computer terminal behind Willie's 'set up'. Willie had a completely programmed drum set (A motorcycle framework).The guitars were wireless, and the amps were hidden off stage. So the acoustics are a bit different. But as mentioned earlier, about those hard to hear vocals; I tried to bring them a little more out front. Which is pretty much all I did as far as tweaking. Geoff's tape is just very good sound-wise. So I think everybody will enjoy the sound quality of this one. Thanks once again to Geoff's generosity of letting us transfer this MASTER Tape! ~Warren
4/12/85 and 6/6/85 UTOPIA POV - EAST LANSING MICHIGAN UNKNOWN VENUE (6/6/85) AND MILWAUKEE RIVERSIDE THEATER (4/12/85)* (SOUNDBOARD- EAST LANSING)(AUDIENCE-MILWAUKEE*) 71:20
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME*. STYLE*. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SET ME FREE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. MATED. MYSTIFIED. ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN*. MORE LIGHT*. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY*
Note:This gem from the acoustically challenged POV tour comes from Frank Bubnick & Paul Russo. They did a magnificant job of pasting together a good audience tape with the only known sdbd from the tour.~ Warren
4/15/85 UTOPIA POV U.I. AUDITORIUM BLOOMINGTON IN AUDIENCE 40:00
Date Added:10/27/2013
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. STYLE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. MATED. MYSTIFIED. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA.
Note:Partial show and this audience recording is missing a lot of phonics. I transferred it, and added to the archives just for posterity. However, vocals are very much out front (and very CLEAR). As well as Todd’s guitar. No rhythm section (bass & drums) audible in the recording really. But that’s what makes this incredibly special. It’s a very clean listen to Todd in action in 1985. I consider it a fun rarity to listen to and add to the collection. Notice that they switch performance order of ‘Style’ and ‘Princess of the Universe’ too.~ Warren
4/16/85 UTOPIA POV ILLINOIS STATE UNIV. NORMAL IL AUDIENCE DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN N/A
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME (FADES IN). STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SET ME FREE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TODD TALK. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. MATED. MYSTIFIED. ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN.DRUM SOLO.CARAVAN (CONT'D). MORE LIGHT.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Decent recording. Very large arena sounding though. Whole show. Don't know why this cassette wasn't digitally transferred before now. I like this!~ Warren
4/19/85 UTOPIA POV ARIE CROWN THEATER CHICAGO IL AUDIENCE 50:00
Date Added:10/27/2013
Track List:HAMMER IN MY HEART. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. MATED. MYSTIFIED.THE ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/MORE LIGHT. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This one is a VERY good audience recording. Unfortunately, all we have is a partial set. But Utopia has fun, and puts on a show here from Chicago. An easy transfer from age old low generation cassette. I just dubbed it 'as is'. No equalization or tweaks necessary. Still a great one for the Collector!~ Warren
5/4/85 UTOPIA POV STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK ALBANY NY AUDIENCE 68:00
Date Added:10/28/2013
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME.STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.SET ME FREE.HAMMER IN MY HEART.SWING TO THE RIGHT.ZEN MACHINE.MATED.MYSTIFIED.THE ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/MORE LIGHT.JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Obviously an outdoor arena. Wind blowing through the audience recorder’s microphones in spots. And Todd talks of this being during the day. This is a very rough audience recording that I transferred and added to the library only for collecting purposes.~ Warren
5/9/85 UTOPIA POV BOSTON ORPHEUM BOSTON MA AUDIENCE 67:00
Date Added:10/17/2013
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME.STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.SET ME FREE.HAMMER IN MY HEART.SWING TO THE RIGHT.ZEN MACHINE.MATED.MYSTIFIED.THE ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/MORE LIGHT.JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Very good audience recording of this show in support of POV. Missing ‘Love Is The Answer’ as an encore song though. I still highly recommend the July 5th Concord Pavilion show from this batch of audience/soundboard type POV stuff. (Except for the very small bits we have of the Easy Lansing Soundboard)~ Warren
5/10/85 UTOPIA POV RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL NY AUDIENCE (TWEEK BY FRANK BUBNICK) 70:00
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME. STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SET ME FREE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TODD TALK. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. MATED. MYSTIFIED. ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. IT IS NOT ENOUGH.JUST ONE VICTORY.THE TUBES w/TODD:BABA O'REILLY
Note:Rather rough audience recording. Very large arena sound (of course...it's RCMH). Lot's of audience chatter next to recorder. Takes some getting used to. But folks this is the band cookin'! The audience is loving it. Wow. The recorder also captured Baba O' Rielly with the Tubes (after the Utopia Show)! Sounds like the whole city of New York singing a long with it and Just One Victory. Frank Bubnick did what he could to this. I'm keeping/listening to this baby.~ Warren
5/11/85 UTOPIA POV CAPITOL THEATRE PASSAIC NJ AUDIENCE 65:00
Date Added:10/27/2013
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME.STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.SET ME FREE.HAMMER IN MY HEART.SWING TO THE RIGHT.ZEN MACHINE.MATED.MYSTIFIED.THE ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/MORE LIGHT.LOVE IS THE ANSWER
Note:A good quality sound, but large venue acoustics. Taped from a distance possibly. But we get the whole show (however short the shows were on this Tour). And Todd and the boys always perform tightly at the Capitol Passaic Theater in Jersey!~ Warren
5/16/85 UTOPIA POV THE AGORA WEST HARTFORD CT AUDIENCE (JOE FRANKS EDIT) 67:00
Date Added:10/27/2013
Track List:AUDIENCE & TUNING.PLAY THIS GAME. STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SET ME FREE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. MATED. MYSTIFIED. ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. MORE LIGHT. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY.
WITH THE TUBES: BABA O'RIELLY/THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT.
Note:Since we’re sharing a lot of the 1985 POV tour, I found this one hidden in the vaults. Don’t know why it hasn’t been transferred from the cassette before. I was going to ‘play with it’, but decided to just dub ‘as is’. No equalization or anything (yet). Starts out as a 'bassy bottom' one. But very much improves as the tape goes on. Very much of a 'keeper'. As a real historic treat, the unknown audience recorder also captured two tunes with the Tubes with Todd that night as well... with the entire city of West Hartford singing along. Fee's (The Tubes) vocals are incredible. I'm very much pleased with this one. It has much promise. Maybe one day soon, I'll get one of you (my buddies) to tweak it a little bit for everybody's collection. Enjoy this!~ Warren
Update 2013-10-31: Joe Franks stepped up to the plate and EQ'd, edited and did a 'speed pass' on this one and has made it extraordinarily good! Now one of the better POV audience recordings. Thank you Joe for your continued magic.~ Warren
6/1/85 UTOPIA POV KINGSWOOD THEATER TORONTO CANADA AUDIENCE 44:47
Date Added:10/28/2013
Track List:(CUTS IN)PLAY THIS GAME. STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. HAMMER IN MY HEART. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. MATED. (CUTS IN) MORE LIGHT.
Note:Another audience recording that I don't know why anybody hasn't transferred the cassette to digital before. It's a very good one. Notice that they perform 'Love Is The Answer' earlier in the set (instead of an encore tune). And they move 'The Road To utopia' before 'Mated'. Not quite the full show. I'm thinking that they performed 'Caravan' (with Willie drum solo), before 'More Light' and the encore was 'Just One Victory'. So we're not missing too much. Turn this one up! It's got a great back beat.~ Warren
7/3/85 UTOPIA POV GAMMAGE AUDITORIUM PHOENIX AZ AUDIENCE (DIGITAL EDIT & TRANSFER JAMIE SLATTERTY)
Date Added:9/22/2002
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME. STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SET ME FREE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. MATED. MYSTIFIED. ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. MORE LIGHT. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:This is a decent but not great audience recording that becomes quite comfortable listening. Not the whole show of course but, Jamie Slatterly did wonders to this tape. If you were there...or if you like the era, this is a pretty good, but not superb, audience recording and a fab clean up job by Jamie.
7/5/85 UTOPIA POV CONCORD PAVILION CONCORD CA SOUNDBOARD? 66:00
Date Added:10/17/2013
Track List:(CUTS IN) PLAY THIS GAME.STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.SET ME FREE.HAMMER IN MY HEART.SWING TO THE RIGHT.ZEN MACHINE.MATED.MYSTIFIED.THE ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/MORE LIGHT.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Found this cassette lost in the vaults, and I don't know that anybody has ever transferred it to digital. Either this is a soundboard tape or one of the best audience tapings. The only audience yap is at the beginning of 'Play This Game' and it may be just the soundboard technician. Anyway, I just dubbed this as is from the cassette and split the tracks. There's some static, snap and distortion in a very few places, but over all this is seriously good sound! 'The Road to Utopia', 'Caravan' and 'More Light' lead right into one another in the form of a medley. And listen to the excellent performance of 'Love Is The Answer'. Todd's vocals here are unbeatable. In fact the band's vocals throughout the taping are incredible. I think all that we're missing (besides partial 'Play This Game') of this show, in support of the 'POV' release, is 'Just One Victory' as an encore song.~ Warren
10/13/85 U.P.A.C. KINGSTON NY 'WARMING UP A CAPPELLA' AUDIENCE 56:44/44:25
Date Added:11/21/2000
Track List: CD ONE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HONEST WORK. CD TWO: IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Average quality audience recording of first stop on the A Cappella tour (just miles outside Woodstock in Ulster County). Decent first nite with some bugs but, really a pretty average recording for completists or for those looking for a rep of the tour; it's just fine.~ Warren
10/23/85 FIRST AVENUE MINNEAPOLIS AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:7/3/2012
Track List:BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHE. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA [FALSE START]. HODJA. LOST HORIZON / MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY/ I WANT YOU. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HONEST WORK. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.BANG ON THE DRUM. MEDLEY:I'M SO PROUD/ OOH BABY BABY/ LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU. I SAW THE LIGHT. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Pretty darn good audience recording!~ Warren
10/25/85 MILWAUKEE RIVERSIDE THEATER AUDIENCE (POSITIONING - TRANSFER BY SARA) 45:36/59:50
Date Added:4/11/2005
Track List:CD ONE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA. LOST HORIZON/WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON CD TWO: TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HONEST WORK. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFRENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN. LOVE IS THE ANSWER
Note:So far the best find from this era that hadn't yet been transferred. There were a number of great recordings from Milwaukee over the 80s especially... and this one is really nice. Very very low audience noise. Sounds like the mics were positioned unobscured in front of the PA...etc... As for performance, not all great...Pretending To Care is a bit of a disspointment here, yet I Want You is superb...even passionate on Hodja...there is a slight bummer, in that the last 4 tunes have unnatural cuts and fades...Probably due to recording the show on cassette and tape shortage...All in all, this is why we've undertaken another exam of the tapes and called it the 'Archive' a/o 'Library'. And we're really lucky there are people like Sara and others who will take the time to find nuggets like this. This is as good of an audie that you'll ever get from this era. Maybe this could benefit from some further processing help on down the line but, its really nice to be no longer oxidizing...thanks Sara K.!~ Tony & Warren
10/26/85 CHICAGO BISMARK THEATER KBFH FM/LP SOURCE 74:02
Track List:INTRO. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. JOHNEE JINGO. HODJA. PRETENDING TO CARE. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. TINY DEMONS. REAL MAN. HONEST WORK. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON.
Note:Another missing CD-R piece. We dont think the show (performance wise) was that great, but recording sounds great. Gotta love the King Biscuit!~ Warren
10/27/85 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - STUDENT UNION CHAMPAGNE IL AUDIENCE (SARA K. DIGITAL TRANSFER) 46:30/45:51
Date Added:4/19/2005
Track List:CD ONE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA. LOST HORIZON/WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/ I WANT YOU. TINY DEMONS (CUTS) CD TWO: LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HONEST WORK. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN.
Note:Fair to mid sounding cassette at times. But a pretty nice performance all in all...Sara pointed out the fact that the last 3 or so appear to be from a different source (may even be a different show) we just dont know...nice to have it preserved, but probably not going to clean up that well..still enjoyable if you were there. Thanks Sara K. for doing the transfer~ Tony
10/31/85 A CAPELLA ARCADIA THEATER DALLAS TX SOUNDBOARD 65:00/53:00
Date Added:10/17/2013
Track List:DISC1: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHE/TOO FAR GONE.SONGS OF THE VIKING.JOHNEE JINGO.BLUE ORPHEUS.PRETENDING TO CARE.HODJA.LOST HORIZON/WHAT'S GOING ON/MERCY ME/I WANT YOU. DISC2: TINY DEMONS.LOAD CANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE.HONEST WORK.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY.I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT.MIGHTY LOVE.SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON.REAL MAN.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:This infamous ‘bootlegged to death’ Dallas Show is of course the best of our A Capella shows. Dozens of Bootleg Blogspots have it MP3’d, unfortunately too. However, it is officially available on The Todd Rundgren Archive Series Archive Vol.7 A Cappella Tour CRCL-7713/14. You can probably buy/get it through Scott at TRBAZAAR. Suport the artist please!
11/11/85 SAN FRANCISCO WARFIELD THEATER SOUNDBOARD 74:28
Track List:BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. TINY DEMONS. HONEST WORK. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I SAW THE LIGHT (CUTS IN). MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:From a recently discovered/acquired upgrade of the board tape that has circulated. Soundcheck is also available~ Warren
11/11/85 SAN FRANCISCO WARFIELD THEATER (SOUNDCHECK) SOUNDBOARD N/A
Date Added:6/18/2012
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE. MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.BLUE ORPHEUS.
Note:Awsome sounding A Capella soundcheck. Rather lengthy one at that.~ Warren
11/28/85 ATLANTA MOONSHADOW SALOON AUDIENCE RECORDING BY WARREN 42:05/46:07
Track List:CD ONE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY CD TWO: TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HONEST WORK. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU. I SAW THE LIGHT. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN (FADE)
Note:It ain't complete, but a very strong A Capella audience recording thanks to Warren~ Tony
11/29/85 KIDNAPPER'S CHARLOTTE NC AUDIENCE DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN N/A
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:DISC ONE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. DISC TWO: TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARESONG. HONEST WORK. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. I'M SO PROUD MEDLEY/I SAW THE LIGHT. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Awsome audience recording. I have no earthly idea why someone did not dub from this cassette until now. Great Todd solo performance. Full set.~ Warren
12/10/85 TOADS PLACE NEW HAVEN CT AUDIENCE 61:02/65:53
Track List:CD ONE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA. LOST HORIZON/WHAT'S GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON (CUTS). TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HONEST WORK. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE CD TWO: CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BAY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN (FROM 12/9/85 PROVIDENCE). LOVE IS THE ANSWER
Note:Another gem live A Cappella whole show. Added 'Real Man' from the night before as they appeared to delete it this night. Sound is very clear and not much audience noise.~ Warren
12/11/85 STATE THEATER EASTON PA AUDIENCE (DIGITAL TRANSFER SARA K.) 46:11/48:42
Date Added:4/17/2005
Track List:CD ONE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE (CUTS IN). LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA. LOST HORIZON/WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU. CD TWO: TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HONEST WORK. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON
Note:Nice transfer of slightly better than avg audience recording with potential-performance is pretty nice.~ Warren
12/16/85 PHILADELPHIA WALNUT THEATER AUDIENCE SOURCE -(CLEANED & DIGITAL TRANSFERRED BY HIROSHI KAWAUCHI) 56:40
Date Added:10/25/2000
Track List:PRETENDING TO CARE (FADES IN). LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. TINY DEMONS. HONEST WORK. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. HODJA. BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY. OOH BABY BABY/IM SO PROUD (CUTS). MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN. LOVE IS THE ANSWER
Note:This is a suprising upgrade delivered from our pal Hiroshi. The quality is strong and bright. Although the show is cut up some, it is worth checking it... especially for those who love this tour.~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1986 'UP AGAINST IT' THE ORIGINAL (UNALTERED) DEMOS CASSETTE (TIMOTHY SMITH) 71:34
Date Added:10/22/2001
Track List:WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE. PARALLEL LINES. FREE MALE AND 21. THE SMELL OF MONEY. IF I HAVE TO BE ALONE. UP AGAINST IT. LOVE IN DISGIUSE. YOULL THANK ME IN THE END. MAYBE IM BETTER OFF. FROM HUNGER. WE UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER. ENTROPY. FINALE BONUS TRACKS: NH DEMOS- PARALLEL LINES. FIDELITY (BOTH TR DEMOS).
Note:Through the idea of Larry Clark, and the home deck of one Mr. T. Smith, we come up with a CD of what we had before Todd decided to spruce these up before the Pony Canyon official release. Dont expect same quality as the official but, as all hardcore collectors know; the Todd demos have never been available in pristine quality - there is an annoying hiss in all of them. This is the cleanest we've heard 'em. Tony had this done to respond to what Larry Clark thought of/wanted, Tim (Smith) didnt index the tracks... but as was said, they sound better than they have before. So for those who want to pick out what was changed side-by-side, this is required for those purposes. For those who just want the music, clearly the official "retouched" version on Pony Cannon is the way to go. We think you can find/buy a copy through Scott at TRBAZAAR.~ Warren
12/7/86 NEW HAVEN TOAD'S PLACE AUDIENCE SOURCE 74:41
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. THE SMELL OF MONEY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. PARALLEL LINES. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LYSISTRADA. HONEST WORK. COMPASSION. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:The 'Two Week Wonder' tour. Basically the best sound quality there was and the 1st show of the tour. He was a bit scattered, and even forgot CWSBF which caused a rushed Love of The Common man and Lysistrada, but this recording is the premiere performance of both Smell of Money and Parallel Lines. Todd even apologizes for his lack of organization at the end of the show. We have another tape from this venue, with a few additions to the set list, so maybe there were two shows that night. A decent audience recording from awhile back now...~ Tony & Warren
12/13/86 THE LIVING ROOM PROVIDENCE RI AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:7/3/2012
Track List:CROWD.PLAY THIS GAME.CLICHE.TOO FAR GONE.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.SONG OF THE VIKING.ROGER POWELL DATA INTROMATED.LOVE IN ACTION. UP AGAINST IT INTRO 1.THE SMELL OF MONEY.BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.UP AGAINST IT INTRO 2.PARALLEL LINES.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS (CUTS IN).LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.LYSISTRADA.COMPASSION.DISTRACTIONS.HONEST WORK.DRIVE.ONE WORLD.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.JOV.THE WHEEL (CUTS OFF).
Note:Another 'Two Week Wonder'. Good audience recording!~ Warren
12/30/86 CHICAGO PARK WEST AUDIENCE (DIGITAL TRANS BY SARA K.) N/A
Date Added:4/7/2005
Track List:CD ONE: PLAY THIS GAME. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. THE SMELL OF MONEY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. PARALLEL LINES . CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. CD TWO: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LYSISTRADA. HONEST WORK. COMPASSION. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. LOE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY (CUTS)
Note:A nice and somewhat forgotten show the night before the first drunk show we have...you get a 1986 Parallel Lines, 2 A Cappella tunes live (Synth and Honest Work)..sound is actually better than most audies from the period...not on par with the best stuff we have soundwise, but may be the best performance from 1986 ('Two Week Wonder')...there is really not much yap for a Holiday show...but a really very nice selection. This one is pretty decent tape to find that hadnt yet been transferred, not a sdbd, but pretty nice/very solid audie all in all. Very enjoyable show/performance, makes it one to have even if you have 12/31 (below).~ Tony
12/31/86 CHICAGO PARK WEST SOUNDBOARD 73:06
Track List:INTRO. PLAY THIS GAME. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. THE SMELL OF MONEY. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:A Chicago New Years Eve show which is purported to be the late show... and Todd is drunk for sure. This CD is not for those who wish a perfect performance, but this really is enjoyable (comedy-wise)... Todd begins the show annoucing " he would take for granted that everyonme in the audience is as f***d up as he is", Todd has a penchant for the 'f' word ("...If you'd like I'll be your f****n Viking")... Talks about $35 a show (in 1986!)... Talks about how Reagan was proved to be a liar... when someone says Todd is Godd, he replies "Godd is drunk!...". Refers to "Pee Wee's Crackhouse"... just really a fun time and amazing how much he laughs through it... not for everyone and not meant to demean Todd's name...just a fun CD for those who can take the joke... people say the late 1987 San Rafael show was the 'drunk show' but this one he was pretty far gone...he does a great version of Love Is The Answer before he leaves the stage... no celebration as Todd goes from Smell of Money to One World~ Tony & Warren

Date Title Source Time
1987 ROGER POWELL - CONNECTIONS TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD (AUDION RECORDS) TRANSFER ISTVAN 04:12
Date Added:9/28/2014
Track List:CONNECTIONS TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD
Note:Thanks to Istvan for this track. Only Retail Appearance of this music was on a Sampler 'Various Artists' Album called 'Sounding Joy' on Audion Records in 1986. It was a 'Spiritual' album of mostly vocal artists though. They called it 'New Age' music back then.One Track (4:12 min)
1987 ROGER POWELL 'ARCHITECTURE' NOVEMBER 1987 FLEXIDISC FROM KEYBOARD MAGAZINE (SOUNDPAGE #38) FROM ISTVAN 01:28/01:21/01:17
Date Added:9/28/2014
Track List:TRACK 1. TRACK 2. TRACK 3
Note:Thanks to Isi (Istvan) for this copy. Only music (3 tracks) we know of that exists from a proposed solo album by Roger in 1986 (or 1987) that was to be titled 'Architecture'. He has mentioned at one point, that the albums masters were lost when the intended company Passport Records went out of business (POV & Oblivion were on Passport). Icon Music was the next company intended to pick up and release Roger's effort, but failed to do so not having 'project'.
1/20/87 THE PRICE/SULTAN BAND THE BOTTOM LINE NY FM BROADCAST 73:05
Date Added:6/13/2001
Track List:NO TV NO PHONE. LIGHTS ON. SHANA. SOMETHINGS GONNA HAPPEN. RECKLESS AND WILD. HEAVEN'S GIRL. SPEAK NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE. SET ME FREE. SHOTGUN SHY. STORIES. DRIFT AWAY. TEN.
Note:The only FM of this era kasim. Again I like Kazim's stuff better than Tommy's because Kazim was a good singer and the material (Lights Out) sounds almost like it could have been on POV.~ Tony
1/24/87 SAN JOSE THE CABARET AUDIENCE (EDITED/MASTERED PAUL RUSSO) 43:41/41:38
Date Added:11/29/2000
Track List:CD ONE: PLAY THIS GAME. CLICHE. TOO FAR GONE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. THE SMELL OF MONEY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. PARALLEL LINES CD TWO: CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LYSISTRADA. HONEST WORK. COMPASSION. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER
Note:This is another one that Paul and Frank did, and is fairly complete for an 1987 show. Decent sound. This is not the 'drunk show', but a well played and sung performance that is typical of the tour.
1/28/87 SAN DIEGO BACCHANAL AUDIENCE 44:46/46:16
Date Added:4/17/2005
Track List:CD ONE: PLAY THIS GAME. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. THE SMELL OF MONEY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. PARALLEL LINES CD TWO: CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LYSISTRADA. HONEST WORK. COMPASSION. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ON VICTORY
Note:Another nice new one from the 'Archive' transfer program that Sara K. has kindly done for us. A lot of potential here...crowd a bit noisy on applause areas, but not much yap...very fine performance in step with the LA show~ Tony
2/3/87 TWO WEEK WONDER TOUR - LAST SHOW OF TOUR WOLFGANG'S SAN FRANCISCO CA EXCELLECT AUDIENCE MASTER TAPE BY JARED (RIP) 90.00
Date Added:4/1/2017
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME.CLICHÉ.TOO FAR GONE.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.SONG OF THE VIKING.MATED.LOVE IN ACTION.THE SMELL OF MONEY.BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.PARALLEL LINES.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.LYSISTRATA.HONEST WORK.COMPASSION.DRIVE.ONE WORLD.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.JUST ONE VICTORY.THE WHEEL (CUTS OUT).
Note:Another absolute beauty MASTER from The JEMS Collection of cassettes that they sent me (and there's many more to 'get to'). All I did, literally, was a digital transfer from the cassette and split the tracks. I would say that it was flawless, which it is, except, it has a load of digital 'spikes', that I just left as is, because it doesn't affect what you hear by any means. And, someone sitting next to Jared is clearly talking through much of the beginning of 'It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference'. And 'Honest Work' is 'digitally' quiet (the audience too). Todd's performance is stellar here. This again, was recorded by Jared (RIP) with JEMS. I was missing 'Can We Still Be Friends' and 'Lysistrata' somehow from my tape and Istvan was kind enough to supply those additions for us! Todd uses a 'background music machine' for much of it, that sounds marvelous.This is ESSENTIAL .And we don't have a lot of 1987 Shows in our vaults. ~ Warren
Lineage: Recorded With Advent Dynamic Microphones > Sony Tc-153sd Cassette Recorder
4/22/87 'CONDOMANIA' W/ BOURGEOIS TAGG SAN FRANCISCO THE DNA LOUNGE AUDIENCE 73:43
Date Added:2/25/2002
Track List:LYSISTRADA. YOU LEFT ME SORE. SONG OF THE TROJAN. RAMSES MAN. PROTECTION. TOO HARD ON. LOVE OF THE CONDOM MAN. SCUM WORLD. BABY YOU'RE A RIBBED MAN. RUBBER'S THE ANSWER. THE WHEEL. BONUS TRACKS: 11/17/87 BOURGEOUS TAGG LIVE W/ TODD: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS.
Note:This classic one 'off'. Has all the Todd tunes we know in a sexual manner and lyrics promoting safe sex. This also contains the only know live performance of You Left Me Sore ever. This is a classic~ Warren
7/30/87 and 7/31/87 TWO SUMMER NIGHTS SOLO AT LOS ANGELES PALACE THEATER OLD SOUNDBOARD CASS 1ST GEN (TRANSFERRED BY LARRY CLARK) 79:57/75:02/65:53
Date Added:11/5/2001
Track List:CD ONE: (7/30?)TR TAKES STAGE,BANTER/PLAY THIS GAME. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. THE SMELL OF MONEY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. PARALLEL LINES. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LYSISTRADA. HONEST WORK. COMPASSION. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. CD TWO: LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY. (7/31?) PLAY THIS GAME. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. COMPUTER MUSIC. DONT YOU EVER LEARN?. TALK. THE BALLAD. HAMMER IN MY HEART. LYSISTRADA. THE SMELL OF MONEY. COMPUTER COUNTRY. COMMERCIALS. CD THREE: LOST HORIZON. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Larry Clark gives us this great lost solo 2 niter in best ever heard condition. Todd talks about whats going on at the time...new LP soon, extra proud of it, and Utopia hiatus from the stage. Super sound for an old board-it seems the nights may be reversed, if you listen to the banter...either way, this is a tremendous find, and is a good idea of all the tunes played on this tour before the man.~ Tony ESSENTIAL
8/8/87 NEW GEORGE'S SAN RAFAEL CA AUDIENCE (COURTESY JON RISEN - FROM TAPER'S MASTER CASSETTES)
Date Added:4/3/2002
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. PLAY THIS GAME. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. COMPUTER ROCK. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. THE BALLAD (DENNY & JEAN). HAMMER IN MY HEART. MYSTIFIED. BAD LITTLE ACTRESS.THE SMELL OF MONEY. CD TWO: COMPUTER COUNTRY. COVERS. LOST HORIZON. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. THE WHEEL. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This one is fun. Yes, this is known as the infamous 'drunk show'. One of the most popular audience recordings within the Todd rarities trading circulation. I thank Jon Risen for this version; for I believe it’s his digital transfer from the original tapers masters. So it’s ‘soundboardish’ quality. We have the fan film of this in circulation as well, which is timeless & priceless (much of it is on YouTube). But you can see/hear that although Todd was intent on drinking a bunch, it really didn’t wreck the performance (as much as the 1986 Chicago show). Todd does get an incredibly persistent hiccup problem (especially on ‘The Wheel’ where he laughs through the tune). The sound is a strong performance. Yes it was alcohol enhanced, but true entertainment. Much stand up comedy.‘There Goes My Inspiration’ benefits from his looseness. ‘Mystified’ here, by himself, was ultra rare, as is ‘Bad Little Actress’ (which is sloppy, but inspired...too many chord changes...too fast for the alcohol). ‘Mated’ is ragged as well. Yet another great 1987 show that sounds real nice and has a few surprises as well. Loaded with fan favorites. Many say that he was even ‘cute’ during this performance. ESSENTIAL.
8/16/87 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE WI AUDIENCE (‘SMASHMARK’) 105:01
Date Added:10/16/2012
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. BAND INTRO. MATED *. LOVE IN ACTION *. COMPUTER JAM *. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN *. THE SMELL OF MONEY. HARMONIC CONVERGENCE THING *. THE BALLAD OF DENNY AND JEAN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. LYSISTRATA. FAKE COMMERCIALS *. MORE FAKE COMMERCIALS *. LOST HORIZON *. NASHVILLE JAM. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. DRIVE *. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER *. THE WHEEL. JUST ONE VICTORY *.
Note:Lost in my partner’s (Jeff ‘Weavil’) vaults until now. Jeff says: “(* indicates the computer band plays on that track.). This gem of a solo show from the month-long Rhino Promo Tour came from Smashmark in NYC. NOT the best sounding show from this tour, but definitely one of the more enjoyable I have found. The TR/audience stuff here is great. The BEST Play This Game I have heard from this tour. B/B- for sound because the audience roars pretty loud at times (mostly near the end) and it is trebly and harsh at times. Adjust your EQ and you'll be happy. Back when he played piano very well"
8/19/87 CHICAGO PARK WEST AUDIENCE 71:41/66:25
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LYSISTRADA. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. COMPUTER JAM. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN?. THE BALLAD (DENNY AND JEAN). HAMMER IN MY HEART. MYSTIFIED. COMPUTER JAM. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE CD TWO: COMPASSION. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. THE WHEEL. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Fine audience recording with Paul Russo cleaning and sprucing. This two CD set is a fine representation of the tour. Sound is nice.
11/17/87 BOURGEOIS TAGG CLUB OASIS SAN JOSE CA KBFH (SOUNDBOARD) 1:20:29
Date Added:7/24/2014
Track List:THE MOVE UP.OUT OF MY MIND .HEART OF DARKNESS .CRY LIKE A BABY.WAITING FOR THE WORM TO TURN .PENCIL AND PAPER .MUTUAL SURRENDER (WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD) .I DON'T MIND AT ALL .COMA .WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE .BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS .THE PERFECT LIFE .DYING TO BE FREE . LOVE AND THE COMMON MAN .CHANGED .TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS / WITHIN WITHOUT YOU / TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS .ELECTRIC TRAIN .
Brent Bourgeois - vocals, keyboards, Larry Tagg - vocals, bass, Lyle Workman – guitar, Michael Urbano – drums, Scott Moon – keyboards and Todd of course.
Note:I never really had this whole show like this. Recent find of a King Biscuit Flower Disc Set of it. KBFH really came through in 1987 on this one. The sound is incredible. It’s like the instruments and vocals each have their own channel. This is a timeless concert. Deserves a re-listen by the everybody and anybody - even today. Every tune is so Rundgren-esque. He must have had a part in the writing - when he produced their album ‘YoYo’ (though he’s not in the songs credits). And this tour/show is in support of that album of course. Todd guest appears out of the audience here, and is involved on the last 4 encore songs (He had just done the ‘Condomania’ show with them in April). Of course all of us collectors have heard this performance where the band (and Todd) also does a devastatingly brilliant cover of the 1966 Beatles classic, "Tomorrow Never Knows," which they morph into the Sgt Pepper-based composition by George Harrison, "Within Without You." But every single tune here is addictive. This show/performance is ESSENTIAL. We all know that most the band went off to play for Todd for the 'Nearly Human' and 'Second Wind' eras. Every ‘Toddhead’ WILL find some favorites here!~ Warren
12/21/87 BOURGEOIS TAGG (SPECIAL GUEST TODD) THE BAMMIES LOS ANGELES CA AUDIO FROM TV BROADCAST 6:45
Date Added:8/19/2015
Track List:TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS
Note:Just had to add this one. Though one tune...CLASSIC. Shear Classic. The band is spot on and Todd is brilliant (on a Fender). In the old Beatles song that is very hard to perform verbatum I'm sure.Though a video dub it is HD magic. ESSENTIAL.

Date Title Source Time
1/20/88 TOKYO KOSEINENKIN HALL TOKYO FROM GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY TRANSFER 41:31
Date Added:2/7/2006
Track List:THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. LYSISTRATA. CLICHE'. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFRENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER (CUTS)
Note:Fast paced and soulful portion of the complete show. The old 12 string at start for THere Goes My Inspiration and LOTCM....fast fast dynmaic dynamo version of Hammer..electric piano graces these tunes and they all sound a bit different..great treat for I Saw The Light on piano..some minor flubs at start of CWSBF. Todd changes keyboards to a synth for the 'la-la-la' part of the song...vocals are a high ratio to instrument...a gem...another great one from this underappreciated tour~ Tony
1/24/88 SHIBUYA KOHKAIDOO TOKYO AUDIENCE 70:41/74:27
Track List:CD ONE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. PLAY THIS GAME. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. COMPUTER ROCK. DONT YOU EVER LEARN?. THE BALLAD (DENNY AND JEAN). HAMMER IN MY HEART. LYSISTRADA. CLICHE. THE SMELL OF MONEY. TINY DEMONS. IMPROVOSATION COMPUTER. CD TWO: LOST HORIZON. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I SAW THE LIGHT. COUNTRY COMPUTER JAM. COMPASSION. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. THE WHEEL. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Roger Steel is back with the long awaited entry from the 1988 tour. Great pick from his archive which pins the complete Japanese thing down. Very good audience recording.~ Tony
11/2/88 THE 'FEEL IT' SESSIONS BERKLEY FANTASY STUDIOS NOVEMBER 2 & 3 1988 STUDIO LEAK. GUEST IN THE STUDIO PERSONAL TAPING. 69:00
Date Added:2/7/2014
Track List:13 TRACKS (INCL THE 'MOOD ALTERED TAKE')SEE THE LISTING BELOW
Note:THE Tracks: 69 Minutes
01 Griping At The Sound Technicians 00:17
02 Laying Down Vocals Take 1 5:26
03 Laying Down Vocals Take 2 5:23
04 'Preparing Vocal Patches' 3:48
05 Laying Down Patch Take (Just Todd) 3 2:34
06 Laying Down Vocals Take 4 6:48
07 'An Artist's & Singer's Interpretation' 6:24
08 Mood Altered Take 5 7:02
09 'Not Wasting Another Second of Studio Time' 00:32
10 Laying Down Vocal Take 6 6:11
11 'Paying 21 People' 3:02
12 Last Vocal Take 6:17
13 Todd Encourages Welnick's Independence 15:07
“This is one that we have mixed feeling about sharing, but it nevertheless is invaluable, because it is a recording from a handheld recorder (so quality varies) lucky enough to get into the session. It is a watershed moment for one Vince Welnick who as we all know went on to 'security heaven' with the Grateful Dead gig shortly thereafter. Todd converses and encourages the independence of Vince. At the end of spewing insightful personal philosophy, Todd says he is telling Vince this because he believes in him as an entity separate from the Tubes...Vince does get the Todd gig with the touring band...forms the Affordables, forms the VMB and then goes on to get the best paying gig in the world replacing Brent Myland in the Dead. Maybe the power of someone as gifted as Todd believing in him did the trick. The session and outtakes vary in quality but to me the most insightful is listening to Todd’s rap throughout. Although his company occasionally chuckles at his laser beam/idealistic attitude. There can be no doubt that this man we all follow is a special gifted unique individual. Please listen to this dialog fully before you pass any judgment. Domineering yes... but when you see the point and pure purpose of the discussion, you have more respect for the man who truly is what he sings about but you have to get through the defense shell sometimes. The tune parts show Todd in complete control of an ensemble ready to please. BTW, was the 2nd recording date for Nearly Human.” ~ Anthony (Tony) Rogers
This has made it's way out into the web world, so please be discreet when passing it around. Open sharing may bite one in the ass, if you know what I mean ~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1989 VARIOUS VENUES & DATES SOUNDBOARDS BELOW ACTUAL MONITOR MIXES N/A
Date Added:5/10/2012
Track List:SEE INDIVIDUAL TRACK LISTINGS BELOW
Note:**Special notes for the 1989 Soundboards that are listed in order below: Listed below are several 1989 Soundboards by Mike B. (sound tech/monitor mix man for the Tour at that time). Our buddy Don B. got all these from Mike and made them available for another pal, Gil (Ireland-Ashley), to digitally transfer and make quality tradeable copies for us. So much thanks guys! These are incredible.
1989 'UP AGAINST IT' DEMOS ORIGINAL DEMO 60:00
Date Added:9/20/2012
Track List:WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE. PARALLEL LINES. FREE MALE & 21. THE SMELL OF MONEY. IF I HAVE TO BE ALONE. UP AGAINST IT. LIFE IS A DRAG. UNKNOWN. LOVE IN DISGUISE. YOU'LL THANK ME IN THE END. MAYBE I'M BETTER OFF. FROM HUNGER. WE UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER. ENTROPY. FINALE.
Note:Up Against it (original) demos recorded around 1989. Released in Japan in 1997 on a import/boot. Much of it the finished pieces appeared on Second Wind & Nearly Human of course.
1989 ‘NEARLY HUMAN’ DEMOS & MOOD ALTERED TAKES IN STUDIO (ROGER STEEL COLLECTION)
Date Added:4/12/2017
Track List:CAN'T STOP RUNNING (DEMO).CAN'T STOP RUNNING (MOOD ALTERED).FEEL IT (MOOD ALTERED SESSION 11-2-88).FEEL IT (MOOD ALTERED).FEEL IT (VOCAL TAKE 2).FIDELITY (DEMO).FIDELITY (MOOD ALTERED) V1.FIDELITY (MOOD ALTERED) V2.HAWKING (MOOD ALTERED).I LOVE MY LIFE (MOOD ALTERED).PARALLEL LINES (DEMO).PARALLEL LINES (MOOD ALTERED).THE WANT OF A NAIL (DEMO). THE WANT OF A NAIL (MOOD ALTERED).TODD FEEL IT PEP TALK.TODD STONED PEP TALK WITH VINCE IN STUDIO (11-88).UNLOVED CHILDREN (MOOD ALTERED).
Note:Roger Steel's collection of 1988 & 1989 of Rarities. All lots of fun to listen to...and ESSENTIAL~ Warren
1/17/89 'CANT STOP RUNNING' TAKES PROBABLY AUDIO DUB FROM VIDEO THAT CIRCULATED YEARS AGO 77:42
Date Added:4/17/2002
Track List:MULTIPLE TAKES, CHATTER...ETC
Note:1989 in studio takes & chatter (and a Utopia reunion)...Similiar to the 'Feel It' sessions~ Warren
3/3/89 THE FILLMORE SAN FRANCISCO CA AUDIENCE 78:20
Track List:REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LOVE IN ACTION. COMPASSION. I SAW THE LIGHT. WANT OF A NAIL. HAWKING. JUST ONE VICTORY. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.I LOVE MY LIFE. LOVE IS THE ANSWER
Note:Audience tape...'one off show'...sound is great and includes non - tour tunes.~ Warren
6/13/89 THE RITZ NEW YORK NY - 'PUTTIN ON A RITZ' BOOT BOOT CD OF FM BROADCAST 51:56
Track List:REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. MATED. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO IT'S ME.
Note:The collectors boot CD ("Puttin' On The Ritz") from the Nearly Human edited Dir. Network Broadcast.
6/22/89 COLUMBUS OHIO UNKNOWN VENUE Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 65:58
Date Added:9/16/2001
Track List:REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. MATED. THE WAITING GAME.
Note:Putting this and Ft.Lauderdale (7/18/89) together, you get the idea of the whole show. Another fine Soundboard made available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. here... from the Nearly Human ('white soul/big band') tour.
7/89 HUN SOUND SAN RAFAEL CA - NEARLY HUMAN REHEARSALS SOUNDBOARD 69:24
Date Added:1/11/2006
Track List:WANT OF A NAIL (ABORTED). I LOVE MY LIFE (SECTION 1-2 TAKES). LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY(CUTS AS GOES INTO I WANT YOU). REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN(SEQUENCE). SECRET SOCIETYSOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. HAWKING (SECTIONS). WANT OF A NAIL (SLIGHT CUT IN). HELLO ITS ME. I LOVE MY LIFE
Note:A top shelf sounding rehearsals for the Nearly Human tour...there is little joking around here...they were getting to the arrangements. Todd runs 'em through the paces on some..working out transitions, dynamics, etc...when you think about it, these are the FIRST ever playings of this stuff besides the recordings - they did have the Fillmore gig in Spring, but Hawking, etc..they work on the swell...it will kill you..Hawking has some devastating moments in it...Secret Society is too fast and you wonder why they would pick such tunes given the ensemble...Want of A Nail seems to sound more off the cuff than the others...the focus of this rehearsal was the vocals, but you can tell there are points still being polished. Thanks to Gil Ireland-Ashley for my copy! ~ Tony
7/12/89 THE FILLMORE SAN FRANCISCO Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 71:48/32:09
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. FEEL IT. ROCK LOVE CD TWO: HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL (CUTS IN ). HELLO, IT'S ME. I LOVE MY LIFE (CUTS).
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above. AWSOME folks! This is the 'warm-up" show to kick off the Nearly Human Tour~ Warren
7/15/89 CELEBRITY THEATER PHOENIX AZ A UDIENCE (DAVE HOMES ANALOG MASTER KRW&CO TRANSFER) N/A
Date Added:10/14/2012
Track List:DISC ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CAN’T STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION . DISC TWO: TINY DEMONS. CLICHÉ. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. LOST HORIZON WITH MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY /WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON(REPRISE). FEEL IT. ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. THE WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO IT’S ME. I LOVE MY LIFE.
Note:A pretty good lineage audience analog master to wav. Special thanks to Dave Homes, wherever you are, for letting us transfer his master.~ Warren
7/18/89 OPERA HOUSE AUSTIN TX Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 68:31
Date Added:9/16/2001
Track List:THE WAITING GAME. LOVE IN ACTION. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. FEEL IT. ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. HELLO ITS ME. WANT OF A NAIL. I LOVE MY LIFE.
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
7/22/89 CHICAGO PALACE THEATER Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 58:58/43:04
Date Added:2/11/2006
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE'. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. CD TWO: LOST HORIZON/WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON/FEEL IT. ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME.
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
7/24/89 THE ROYAL OAK THEATER DETROIT MI Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 67:08/32:04
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE'. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS? (CUTS). LOVE IN ACTION. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. CD TWO: FEEL IT. ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO, IT'S ME. I LOVE MY LIFE (CUTS)
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above. Istvan tells us, he was reading old reviews from UT and checking the list of these soundboards available.It read: "A day to rest and it's off to the Royal Oak in Detroit. It was so hot inside that after Todd performed There Goes My Inspiration, that he does an impromptu version of 'There Goes My Perspiration'!!!"~ Warren
7/27/89 COLUMBUS NEWPORT THEATER Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 53:19/49:59
Date Added:1/16/2006
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. ULOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. TINY DEMONS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/MATED. LOVE IN ACTION CD TWO: LOST HORIZON(FADES IN)/WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON>FEEL IT. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. I LOVE MY LIFE
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
7/28/89 CINCINNATI BOGARTS Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 72:44/38:28
Date Added:2/12/2006
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. PARALLEL LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. CLICHE'. LOVE IN ACTION (INTRO). CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. LOST HORIZON>WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON/FEEL IT. CD TWO: ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. I LOVE MY LIFE(FADES)
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
7/30/89 HAMPTON BEACH NH CLUB CASINO Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 51:56/51:50
Date Added:5/10/2012
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. TINY DEMONS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/MATED CD TWO: LOST HORIZON/WHATS GOIN ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON/FEEL IT. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. I LOVE MY LIFE
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
7/31/89 BOSTON CITI CLUB Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 66:14/76:21
Date Added:10/8/2002
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE'. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS? ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. CD TWO: WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO, IT'S ME. I LOVE MY LIFE.
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
8/2/89 NEW HAVEN PALACE THEATER Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 66:34
Date Added:2/11/2006
Track List:COMPASSION (FADES IN). SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. LOVE MY LIFE
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
8/3/89 PROVIDENCE THE LIVING ROOM Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 48:59/51:49
Date Added:12/5/2005
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON(FADES). CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/MATED. LOVE IN ACTION CD TWO: LOST HORIZON/WHATS GOIN ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON/FEEL IT. ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. I LOVE MY LIFE
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
8/6/89 NEW YORK CITY THE RITZ Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B.
Date Added:1/16/2006
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. ULOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE'. MATED (FADED IN) CD TWO:LOST HORIZON(FADES IN)/WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON/FEEL IT. ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. I LOVE MY LIFE (FADES OUT)
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
8/8/89 NEARLY HUMAN TOUR HAMMERJACKS BALTIMORE MD AUDIENCE (BARRY BEISEIGEL) 59:00/70:00
Date Added:5/8/2018
Track List:REAL MAN/UNLOVED CHILDREN.PARALLEL LINES.CAN'T STOP RUNNING.COMPASSION.SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON.THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION.TINY DEMONS.CLICHÉ.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/MATED.LOVE IN ACTION.LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY/I WANT YOU/FEEL IT. ROCK LOVE.HAWKING.THE WANT OF A NAIL.HELLO IT'S ME.INTROS-I LOVE MY LIFE.
Note:Another beautiful Audience Recording (that sounds so much Soundboard Like) from Barry Beiseigel. I just cannot believe someone hadn't transferred this yet from these age old cassettes. I did absolutely no editing except to split the tracks. What a blessing. Sounds like you’re seating in the front row. Thank you so much Barry!~ Warren
Musicians:
Todd Rundgren - vocals, guitar
Lyle Workman - guitars
Byron Alred - keyboards
Larry Tagg - bass
Scott Matthews - percussion
Michael Urbano - drums
Max Haskett - brass and vocals
Bobby Strickland - reeds, winds, and vocals
Jenni Muldaur - vocals
Shandi Sinnamon - vocals
Michele Gray - vocals

8/12/89 POUGHKEEPSIE MID HUDSON CIVIC ARENA Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 67:26/67:43
Date Added:8/27/2002
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE'. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. MATED (CUTS). LOVE IN ACTION. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. CD TWO: FEEL IT. HAWKING. HELLO, IT'S ME. I LOVE MY LIFE. WANT OF A NAIL (OUT OF SEQUENCE-CUTS IN).
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
8/14/89 TORONTO ROY THOMPSON HALL Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 68:40/69:48
Date Added:6/20/2002
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN.UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. TINY DEMONS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. LOST HORIZON. MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. FEEL IT. CD TWO: HAWKING. HELLO ITS ME. I LOVE MY LIFE.
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
8/15/89 GRAND RAPIDS CLUB EAST BROOKS Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 56:46/45:59
Date Added:1/16/2006
Track List:CD ONE: (MISSING BEGINNING) PARALLEL LINE. CANT STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE'. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/MATED. LOVE IN ACTION CD TWO: LOST HORIZON/WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME (CUTS AT MMM). ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. I LOVE MY LIFE
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
8/16/89 CHICAGO PARK WEST Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 52:48/56:59
Date Added:2/14/2006
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. TINY DEMONS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/MATED. LOVE IN ACTION CD TWO: ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. I LOVE MY LIFE. CLICHE (OUT OF ORDER). CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/MATED (OUT OF ORDER)
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
8/18/89 MINNEAPOLIS FIRST AVENUE Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 53:01/56:52
Date Added:2/14/2006
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY>SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. THERE GOES MY INSIRATION. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE'. LOVE IN ACTION CD TWO: LOST HORIZON/WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON/FEEL IT. ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. I LOVE MY LIFE(fades).
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
8/20/89 INDIANAPOLIS THE VOGUE Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 56:44/52:45
Date Added:12/5/2005
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. CLICHE'. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/MATED. LOVE IN ACTION CD TWO: LOST HORIZON/WHATS GOIN ON>MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON/FEEL IT. ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. I LOVE MY LIFE
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
8/21/89 COLUMBUS NEWPORT THEATER Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 57:20/55:00
Date Added:12/15/2005
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY>SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE'. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. MATED(FADES). CD TWO: WAITING GAME (PREMIERE). LOVE IN ACTION. ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. I LOVE MY LIFE.
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
8/24/89 ATLANTA FOX THEATER Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 57:06/53:37
Date Added:2/16/2006
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/MATED(fades). CD TWO: THE WAITING GAME. LOVE IN ACTION. ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. I LOVE MY LIFE.
Note:Another brilliant soundboard. Being they were on the fourth to last show of the tour, AND in Atlanta,the band is note perfect here. And lots of fun spots in here. Sadly, 'Mated' is faded out half way thru it. They had just added 'Waiting Game' to the set a couple of days before. Todd is incredible on his solo acoustic numbers. He call it the 'Ritchie Havens Part' because of the 20th year anniversary of Woodstock. A very 'bluesy' Hello It's Me'. This, will all the other above soundboards are ESSENTIAL to have in your collection~ Warren
8/26/89 FT LAUDERDALE SUNRISE THEATER Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 53:14/56:07
Date Added:1/16/2006
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLE LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE' CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/MATED CD TWO: THE WAITING GAME. LOVE IN ACTION. LOST HORIZON/WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/FEEL IT. ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. HELLO ITS ME. I LOVE MY LIFE(fades)
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
8/27/89 ST PETERSBURG MAHAFFEY THEATER Soundboard available to us from Mike B. thru Don B. 53;24/44:00
Date Added:2/22/2006
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. THERES GOES MY INSPIRATION. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE'. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/MATED. CD TWO:THE WAITING GAME. LOVE IN ACTION. ROCK LOVE. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. I LOVE MY LIFE.
Note:*See 1989 Soundboard notes/credits above
10/24/89 'UP AGAINST IT' LUESTHER HALL NY (ACTUAL MUSICAL/PLAY) AUDIENCE SOURCE 72:53/72:30
Date Added:5/10/2012
Track List:ACT ONE:OVERTURE A (OR INTRO) (CUTS IN).DIALOGUE.WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE.INCIDENTAL MUSIC ("SHOW THEM THE DOOR") AND DIALOGUE.PARALLEL LINES.DIALOGUE. FREE, MALE & 21.DIALOGUE (INCLUDES INCIDENTAL MUSIC) ("FAT MAN").THE SMELL OF MONEY.DIALOGUE (INCLUDES "THE ROWENA GLISS").THE SMELL OF MONEY (REPRISE) (WALTZ).DIALOGUE.IF I HAVE TO BE ALONE.INCIDENTAL MUSIC ("INTO TOWN").DIALOGUE.UP AGAINST IT.INCIDENTAL MUSIC ("SHORT CHASE").DIALOGUE (CUTS).<"LIFE IS A DRAG" MISSING>INCIDENTAL MUSIC ("LIFE IS A DRAG") (CUTS IN).DIALOGUE.LILY'S ADDRESS.ACT TWO:ENTR'ACTE (CUTS IN).INCIDENTAL MUSIC ("CONNIE FANFARE").DIALOGUE.YOU'LL THANK ME IN THE END.INCIDENTAL MUSIC ("YOU'LL THANK ME IN THE END").DIALOGUE.MAYBE I'M BETTER OFF.INCIDENTAL MUSIC ("WAVES") AND DIALOGUE.INCIDENTAL MUSIC ("DRUMGOOLE OVERBOARD") AND DIALOGUE.FROM HUNGER.DIALOGUE.ENTROPY.INCIDENTAL MUSIC ("BIG CHASE"). DIALOGUE.INCIDENTAL MUSIC ("CONNIE GETS MAD") AND DIALOGUE.PARALLEL LINES (REPRISE).FINALE (CUTS IN).BOWS (CUTS). The players: Father Brodie and The Old Man - Stephen Temperley.Miss Drumgoole - Alison Fraser.Ian McTurk - Philip Casnoff.The Mayor - Joel McKinnon Miller.Christopher Low - Roger Bart.Connie Boon - Toni DiBuono.Rowena - Mari Nelson.Bernard Coates - Tom Aulino.The Man in the Hole and Lilly Corbett - Judith Cohen.Georgina - Marnie Carmichael.Jack Ramsay - Dan Tubb.Guard - Scott Carollo.Ensemble - Brian Arsenault, Scott Carollo, Mindy Cooper, Dorothy R. Earle, Julia C. Hughes, Gary Mendelson and Jim Newman.
Note:From the audience... but complete for those of you who wonder how it went down.
10/29/89 'NIGHT MUSIC' FROM TV EPISODE AUDIO DUB FROM VIDEO OF THE BROADCAST N/A
Date Added:6/11/2012
Track List:CAN'T STOP RUNNING.NEVER MIND THE WHY AND WHEREFORE (HMS PINAFORE).PARELLEL LINES.SHE CAUGHT THE KATY
Note:Very good stuff indeed!~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1989/1990 NEARLY HUMAN- BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN COMPILATION SOUNDBOARD TAPES FROM: (1) DETROIT 7/24/89; (2) BOSTON 7/31/89; (3) SAN FRANCISCO 3/10/90; (4) TORONTO 8/14/89 (ENHANCED AND EDITED BY PAUL RUSSO) 65:37/66:30
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN (1). UNLOVED CHILDREN (1). PARALLEL LINES (1). CAN'T STOP RUNNING (1). COMPASSION (1). SECRET SOCIETY (1). SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON (1). THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION (1). LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN (3). TINY DEMONS (1). CLICHE' (1). CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS(4). MATED (4). LOVE IN ACTION (1) CD TWO: THE WAITING GAME (3). LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY(1). FEEL IT (1). ROCK LOVE (1). HAWKING (1). WANT OF A NAIL (1). HELLO, IT'S ME (1). I LOVE MY LIFE (2)
Note:This is a complete tour compilation that was very skillfully put together by Frank Bubnick and Paul Russo. Sound is superior board sound, and a simulated show that is really a nice handpicked collection of good performances from four dates/venues. A real collectors gem.
1/10/90 TOKYO SUN PLAZA BOOT CD 'CAN'T STOP RUNNING' 54:43/54:51
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. MATED. THE WAITING GAME. LOVE IN ACTION. CD TWO: LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. FEEL IT. ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO, IT'S ME. I LOVE MY LIFE.
Note:Boot discs (2) of the commercially released video.
1/31/90 NEW ORLEANS TIPITINA'S DAT FROM THE SOUNDBOARD 55:51/62:43
Date Added:6/20/2002
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN/UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.TINY DEMONS. CLICHE. CD TWO: CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/MATED. THE WAITING GAME. LOVE IN ACTION. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY/FEEL IT. ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL
Note:Great show...lots of joke between band and crowd...New Orleans mood aplenty...great addition to the archives...not quite complete, but as full as a 120 min. DAT tape can get...good stuff here.~ Tony
2/22/90 NEWPORT MUSIC HALL COLUMBUS OH FM BROADCAST - WARREN 90:00
Date Added:6/28/2012
Track List:UNLOVED CHILDREN.PARALLEL LINES.CAN'T STOP RUNNING.COMPASSION.SECRET SOCIETY.SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.TINY DEMONS. CLICHE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/MATED.THE WAITING GAME.LOVE IN ACTION.LOST HORIZON /MARVIN MEDLEY.FEEL IT.ROCK LOVE.HAWKING.WANT OF A NAIL.HELLO IT'S ME.BAND INTRO.I LOVE MY LIFE.
Note:Very good live FM Broadcast that I captured the night it was broadcast over FM here in Atlanta, GA.~ Warren
3/3/90 CHICAGO VIC THEATER 'WHAT'S GOING ON' BOOT CD 69:07
Track List:REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO IT'S ME.
Note:Edited from radio broadcast (see entry below) for single disc CD boot release.
3/3/90 CHICAGO VIC THEATER WXRT FM BROADCAST FM BROADCAST 69:43/64:29
Date Added:6/30/2002
Track List:CD ONE: WXRT INTRO. REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. MATED CD TWO: THE WAITING GAME. LOVE IN ACTION. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. FEEL IT. ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. CD THREE: INTRODUCTIONS. I LOVE MY LIFE.
Note:...Band is cooking...Todd's voice is a little worn, but delivers as he did every night this tour. Special.
3/10/90 SAN FRANCISCO WARFIELD THEATER FM BROADCAST 72:38/67:10/68:54
Date Added:3/16/2003
Track List:CD ONE: REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. PARALLEL LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE'. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. MATED. CD TWO: THE WAITING GAME. LOVE IN ACTION. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. FEEL IT. ROCK LOVE. HAWKING. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. CD THREE: I LOVE MY LIFE.
Note:The mother of all Nearly Human shows - the last and longest and with the final monologues that grew as the tour grew on. Sound is super. Triumphant-our hero has kicked ass across the US and Japan, and finally gets a couple months rest before the 'write on the run' sessions, known as Second Wind, would start up in June when WB was hungry for a follow-up. ESSENTIAL~ Tony
6/90 UNKNOWN VENUE/SAN FRANCISCO AREA 2ND WIND PRE TOUR REHEARSALS COURTESY OF GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY SOUNDBOARD 53:08/28:02
Date Added:3/3/2006
Track List:CD ONE: PRE BANTER. LOVE IN DISGUISE. SMELL OF MONEY. 2ND WIND. GAYAS EYES. GAYA II. CHANGE MYSELF. CD TWO: WHOS SORRY NOW, LOVE SCIENCE (2 TAKES). IF I HAVE TO BE ALONE. PUBLIC SERVANT.
Note:Wonderful run thru of 2nd Wind stuff on the eve of the tour leading to the pfa. At this point, the tunes are more loose, and it’s regretful that some of these ended up so stilted on the end product....fascinating tradeoffs between Roger Powell and Vinnie on Love In Disguise…one of my faves... a discussion about a guy who ate whole hotdogs on Letterman...Todd and Michelle talk about Michelle falling for the fat guy…These are tough tunes to play...this by the way is almost one CD and the purported 7.12 thing is this again with some snippets of another shows rehearsal..If I Have To Be Alone is one of Todd’s great unknown songs.....this shows you how they put it together...super find in top sound...some distortion on vocals but for the most part its nice...~ Tony
6/29/90 VENTURA CA. SOUNDBOARD SOURCE 70:45/22:23
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE SCIENCE. CHANGE MYSELF. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. THE SMELL OF MONEY. IF I HAVE TO BE ALONE. LOVE IN DISGUISE. REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. JESSE. PLAY THIS GAME (CUTS). LOVE IN ACTION (WILLIE WILCOX GUESTS). GAYA'S EYES. CD TWO: 2ND WIND. WANT OF A NAIL. PUBLIC SERVANT.
Note:Astounding pre-San Francisco 2nd Wind recording session stop. You dont hear these live, and Willie stops by. Recently discovered board tape. ESSENTIAL.~ Tony
7/1/90 SACRAMENTO CREST THEATER (2ND WIND WARM UP SHOW) GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY (MONITOR MIX) TRANS BY PAUL RUSSO 59:17/45:13
Date Added:3/3/2006
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE SCIENCE. CHANGE MYSELF. CANT STOP RUNNING. THE SMELL OF MONEY. IF I HAVE TO BE ALONE. LOVE IN DISGUISE. REAL MAN. UNLOVED CHILDREN. THE WHEEL. CLICHE. CD TWO: WHOS SORRY NOW(FADES IN). KINDNESS. LOVE IN ACTION. GAYAS EYES. WANT OF A NAIL. PUBLIC SERVANT.
Note:Another wonderous pre -2nd Wind show. Balance is pretty nice, and lots of guests this night: Urbano, Randy, Rex, Liv, Michelle-…a real family affair...talk about the baseball games at that stage....hear Todd working out the end adlibs on Change Myself...If I Have To Be Alone is as amazing as 6/29...remarkable...we get The Wheel instead of Jesse, because Todd’s kids are there...Todd is on guitar fire on Unloved Children…much mistakes in Kindness...Love In Action is not on the tour, so enjoy...Todd does; "…Where do we go...Where do we go now...(GNR)"...adlibs on Gaya’s Eyes ( very different than the CD version)...Prairie kicks 2nd Wind through the roof…great snare rolls...all guests sing on Want of a Nail...great stuff!~ Tony
7/12/90 SAN FRANCISCO PALACE OF FINE ARTS SOUNDBOARD (EDIT: FRANK BUBNICK/PAUL RUSSO) 69:19/69:22
Date Added:12/7/2001
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE SCIENCE. WHOS SORRY NOW (TAKE 1-3). JESSE. KINDNESS. CHANGE MYSELF (TAKE 1-2). CD TWO: THE SMELL OF MONEY. IF I HAVE TO BE ALONE (TAKE 1-3). LOVE IN DISGUISE. GAYAS EYES. WHO'S SORRY NOW (TAKE 4). VOTING RAP. 2ND WIND (TAKES 1-2). PUBLIC SERVANT.
Note:This is the board tape from the last nite of recording of the 2nd Wind album. As you remember, they took it on the road in CA. and arrived a few weeks later recording the album before an audience. Super clean as a pin. This is on par with the Ventura (and the other sdbds) from Nearly Human/2nd Wind tour - not much hiss at all - Paul and Frank did it just right. ESSENTIAL.~ Tony
12/30/90 CHICAGO RIVERIA THEATER GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY (CASSETTE FROM MONITOR MIX) 56:59/51:16
Date Added:12/19/2005
Track List:CD ONE: (NO BEG) COMPASSION. SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. CAN'T STOP RUNNING (FADES). GAYA'S EYES. LOVE IN ACTION. KINDNESS. LOST HORIZON/WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON/FEEL IT. CD TWO: ROCK LOVE. HELLO ITS ME. PUBLIC SERVANT.
Note:Holiday fun in Chi Town as was the custom in the 90s...great but loose set...members of 2nd Wind band...but playing stuff from last 2 tours...shows are different in bands for sure...band is oddly a mix of the 2 tours: Haskett…Strickland...Tagg...Urbano...Powell...Shandi...Michelle...Allred..Workman...very different Compassion...Can’t Stop Running races....and also fades...Gayas Eyes is an odd selection and one of Todd’s weaker tunes...Love In Action has Roger Powell solo — after which a joint is obviously passed...The Medley benefits from the looseness and Roger’s parts are sweet indeed...Feel It, however, does not benefit from the lack of tension...far too many notes played across the board...abrupt cut also...weird gate on snare-slapback...Todd gives a disclaimer...Todd announces "it’s Roger Powell!!!"...then the promoter/fan Joe Leonard pushes Urbano off the stand for Hello It’s Me in 6/8...Public Servant smacks of urban decay and alcohol buzz...very odd version, but I really like it all. ~ Tony

Date Title Source Time
1991 '2ND WIND' DEMOS & 'JESSE' (1990) IN STUDIO (ROGER STEEL COLLECTION)
Date Added:4/12/2017
Track List:2ND WIND (INSTRUMENTAL DEMO).CHANGE MYSELF (DEMO).JESSE (7-90).LOVE SCIENCE (DEMO). PUBLIC SERVANT (DEMO).WHO’S SORRY NOW (DEMO).
Note:Roger Steel's collection of Rare Demos from '2nd Wind' and Jesse Outtake from 1990. Thank you Roger!~ Warren
2/1/91 GROK GAZER w/DAVID LEVINE DUB FROM VIDEO N/A
Date Added:6/29/2012
Track List:FOUR SOUNDTRACKS DUBBED FROM LANDY VISION VIDEO
Note:Interesting music to say the least. You can probably get this 'sight & sound' Video through TRBAZAAR. ~ Warren
4/6/91 MAJESTIC THEATRE DALLAS AUDIENCE DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN N/A
Date Added:6/28/2012
Track List:DISC ONE:PRE-SHOW PA MUSIC.LOVE SCIENCE/REAL MAN/LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BANTER. WHO'S SORRY NOW.BANTER.JOHNEE JINGO. MIGHTY LOVE/BANTER. MIGHTY LOVE (AGAIN).BANTER.PARALLEL LINES. CAN'T STOP RUNNING/UNLOVED CHILDREN.BANTER.CHANGE MYSELF.BANTER. KINDNESS. DISC TWO: SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. BANTER. WANT OF A NAIL. BANTER.HELLO, IT'S ME. INTROS/BANTER.PUBLIC SERVANT
Note:Very good audience recording!
4/10/91 CENTER STAGE ATLANTA GA AUDIENCE 49:47/81:00
Date Added:6/1/2014
Track List:DISC ONE:INTRO/BLOW ME. LOVE SCIENCE. REAL MAN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. JOHNEE JINGO. PARALLEL LINES. CAN'T STOP RUNNING (CUTS OUT NEAR END). (CUTS IN NEAR BEGINNING) UNLOVED CHILDREN. DISC TWO:THE SMELL OF MONEY. CHANGE MYSELF. KINDNESS. SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. ROCK LOVE. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. FEEL IT. SECOND WIND. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO IT'S ME. JESSEE. BAND INTROS/ PUBLIC SERVANT.
Note:This one is a strange one. We have this audience recording divided into two different fidelities. The first half (Intro through Unloved Children) is none too good and the second portion (The Smell of Money through Public Servant) is pretty good. Do we have two different tapings? We do not know. It’s a shame too, because Todd always puts on a flawless show for us here in Hotlanta. Only good thing is that we have the whole show, it seems, for collection record.~ Warren
4/13/91 HAMMERJACKS BALTIMORE MD AUDIENCE (TRANSFER WARREN) 135:00
Date Added:5/5/2018
Track List:LOVE SCIENCE. REAL MAN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. WHO’S SORRY NOW.JOHNEE JINGO. MIGHTY LOVE. PARALLEL LINES. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. UNLOVED CHILDREN. THE SMELL OF MONEY. CHANGE MYSELF. SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. ROCK LOVE. LOST HORIZON/ MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. FEEL IT. 2ND WIND. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO, IT'S ME. JESSE.PUBLIC SERVANT
Note:Musicians:
Todd Rundgren - vocals, guitar
Rob Sabino - keyboards
Byron Alred - keyboards
Larry Tagg - bass
Mingo Lewis Lewis
Jessee Gress - guitar
Prairie Prince - drums
Max Haskett - brass and vocals
Bobby Strickland - reeds, winds, and vocals
Shandi Sinnamon - vocals
Michele Gray - vocals
Excellent Audience Recording (Soundboard-like). I can't believe we never brought this one to life from cassettes until now. I only brought the vocals out. Magnifcient Performance. They're on fire here. Barry Beisiegle asked that I transfer it, and I'm glad I did, for this is one of my favorite shows (I have a fan film video of it. Some is on YouTube I think). We have a few Soundboards from the 1991 Tour and this Wonderful audience recording will accent them nicely. ~Warren
4/17/91 WILKES-BARRE FM KIRBY CENTER MONITOR MIXES COURTESY OF GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY 57:01/52:56
Date Added:12/19/2005
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE SCIENCE. REAL MAN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. WHOS SORRY NOW. JOHNEE JINGO. MIGHTY LOVE. PARALLE LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. UNLOVED CHILDREN. THE SMELL OF MONEY. CHANGE MYSELF (FADES) CD TWO: (CUTS IN) LOST HORIZON/WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON/FEEL IT. 2ND WIND. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JESSE. PUBLIC SERVANT
Note:Bonus new monitor/soundboard mix from 2nd Wind venue early on...Jesse’s solo on Love of the Common Man...the clapping kind of odd on these 2 A Cappella tunes...can really feel Prairie Prince as opposed to Urbano on Parallel Lines...Unloved Children – Todd’s guitar screams - very nice guitar playing...Prairie really kicks Change Myself into gear...it fades early...some slight warble at the start and one keyboard part is very high in the mix... (Sabino?) - also should say that Mingo is along for the ride on this show, and it really adds to the flavor....also Prairie is very rhythmically mature compared to the Nearly Human band..happily and monster version of Feel It...Prairie and Todd playing off each other in solo...super...on the car commercial song (2nd Wind) the guitars pan in the mix...Jesse’s and Todds in the center section...Public Servant is distortion city...in the solo Jesse quotes the Ikon.~ Tony
4/18/91 THE CITI CENTER BOSTON MASS FM SOURCE (TWO SEPARATE VERSIONS FROM TWO DIFFERENT SOURCES) 69:56 OR 72:42/71:05
Track List:CD ONE : WBCN INTRO. LOVE SCIENCE. REAL MAN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. WHO'S SORRY NOW. JOHNEE JINGO. MIGHTY LOVE. PARALLEL LINES. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. UNLOVED CHILDREN. THE SMELL OF MONEY. CHANGE MYSELF. KINDNESS. CD TWO: SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. ROCK LOVE. LOST HORIZON. MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. FEEL IT. 2ND WIND. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO, IT'S ME. JESSE. PUBLIC SERVANT.
SHOUT FACTORY (MP3 ON LINE RETAIL SITES/DOWNLOAD ONLY) VERSION: LOVE SCIENCE. REAL MAN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. WHO'S SORRY NOW. JOHNEE JINGO. MIGHTY LOVE. PARALLEL LINES. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. UNLOVED CHILDREN. THE SMELL OF MONEY. CHANGE MYSELF. KINDNESS. SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. ROCK LOVE. LOST HORIZON. MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. LOST HORIZON (REPRISE). FEEL IT. 2ND WIND. THE WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO IT'S ME. JESSE. PUBLIC SERVANT.
Note:Both FM sources superb. And the Shout Factory version is available on-line (Amazon, Rhapsody,eMusic...etc...) download MP3 only at about .45 cents a track. Any way you look at it this soundboard is ESSENTIAL~ Warren
4/21/91 NEW YORK CITY THE RITZ GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY MONTIOR MIX (PAUL RUSSO TRANSFER/EQ) 52:52/73:08
Date Added:3/19/2006
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE SCIENCE. REAL MAN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. WHOS SORRY NOW. DANA CARVEY. JOHNEE JINGO. MIGHTY LOVE. PARALLEL LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. UNLOVED CHILDREN CD TWO: CHANGE MYSELF. KINDNESS. SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON/ROCK LOVE. LOST HORIZON/WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/FEEL IT. 2ND WIND. HELLO ITS ME. JESSE. PUBLIC SERVANT.
Note:General: Some wow and flutter but pretty special show, balanced pretty well...Todd’s vocals pretty good this night...some great stuff this in show: Todd delivers some great adlibs to Who’s Sorry Now and I think although it was slower on the live track, it works better that way..Nevertheless the big surprise was what came next...I was there by the way visiting some friends studying at NYU.....to the intro of "…Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States, George Walker Bush…”, and then Dana Carvey does his thing...talks about how he and Barbara get hot when they listen to Love Science...then after a bit of him talking about Todd, then he goes into to the Church Lady and attacks the garb of the band, calling the gals 'assorted sluts over here.." it’s brilliant and an all time moment in live Todd history...superb versions of the A Cappella tunes follow...ace as well with Parallel Lines.....Jesse's solos in the holes are loud on CSR...one thing I'm not crazy about is the big sound of Prairie's snare on the 2nd Wind stuff, don’t know who's idea it was..the songs would have been way better in my opinion with a warmer sound, maybe a wood snare sound...that snare is throughout the album and this tour...my point can be best understood by checking out Ventura or Sacramento where the big snare is not there...big gate also on Change Myself...I like the feel of the 3 dance tunes better with Prairie Prince but Sabino's solos in Rock Love were a bit dry - so slow on the M. Gaye medley - it's great--a sweet Feel It as well..2nd Wind is very fast...him sounds so much more jazzy than the NH tour...Public Servant is just like your body sliding down a piece of steel for several stories face first...scalding and plodding by design... inches along...really important show here. ESSENTIAL. ~ Tony
4/23/91 YOUNGSTOWN STAMBAUGH THEATER MONITOR MIX COURTESY OF GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY 65:48/68:52
Date Added:1/25/2006
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE SCIENCE. REAL MAN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. WHOS SORRY NOW. JOHNEE JINGO. MIGHTY LOVE. PARALLEL LINES. CANT STOP RUNNING. UNLOVED CHILDREN (FADES). CHANGE MYSELF. KINDNESS. CD TWO: SECRET SOCIETY.SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON>ROCK LOVE. LOST HORIZON/WHAT'S GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON/FEEL IT. 2ND WIND. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JESSE. PUBLIC SERVANT
Note:General: mix omits Jesse at start...suggest to eq the highs...these shows are longer makes me think of the old metal 110s... tunes observations: tempo very slow on Love Science...some tape flutter on Real Man but settles in later in the tune....nice Mighty Love..Still love the deep soul thing Prairie Prince has on grooves of the 2 Nearly Human tunes...very very slow Unloved Children...great big drums on the M. Gaye thing..muffs on Rock Love intro...bowling banter abounds...exciting as hell…Feel It- Todd's guitar is off the cuff and the hook....nice pans on 2nd Wind guitar passage but some bends are flat...very vocal heavy mix on Want of a Nail...Public Servant is fricking stone metal slate rock...like a thick granite wall---Jesse’s leads are amazing on the out chorus........ another gemmy gem gem from these usual suspects!~ Tony
4/24/91 CANTON THE PALACE THEATER SOUNDBOARD (VIA GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY) 68:00/35:45
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE SCIENCE. REAL MAN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. WHO'S SORRY NOW. JOHNEE JINGO. MIGHTY LOVE. PARALLEL LINES. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. UNLOVED CHILDREN (CUTS IN). THE SMELL OF MONEY. CHANGE MYSELF. KINDNESS. CD TWO: SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. ROCK LOVE. LOST HORIZON.MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. Just in 01-02-2013 from Gil Ireland-Ashley: DISC THREE:LOST HORIZON MEDLEY. FEEL IT . SECOND WIND. THE WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO IT'S ME. JESSE. PUBLIC SERVANT
Note:Recently surfaced marvelous soundboard~ Warren
4/27/91 COLUMBUS VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM SOUNDBOARD 68:39/63:09
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE SCIENCE. REAL MAN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. WHO'S SORRY NOW?. JOHNEE JINGO. MIGHTY LOVE. PARALLEL LINES. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. UNLOVED CHILDREN. THE SMELL OF MONEY. CHANGE MYSELF. KINDNESS. CD TWO: SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. ROCK LOVE.
Note:Another wonderful addition from Bob Stanislowski and his seemlingly endless wealth of board tapes. Sound is awesome quality and adds another Midwest show to the list.
4/27/91 VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM COLUMBUS OH AUDIENCE BOSCOE HARRIS ANALOG MASTER 135:00
Date Added:6/21/2013
Track List:INTRO. LOVE SCIENCE. REAL MAN. LOVE OF THE COMMAN MAN. WHO'S SORRY NOW. JOHNNY JINGO. MIGHTY LOVE PARALLEL LINES. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. UNLOVED CHILDREN (SLIGHT TAPE FLIP EDIT). THE SMELL OF MONEY. CHANGE MYSELF. KINDNESS. SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. ROCK LOVE (TAPE FLIP EDIT). LOST HORIZONS MEDLEY - WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU. FEEL IT. SECOND WIND. THE WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO IT'S ME. (ANOTHER TAPE FLIP EDIT) JESSIE. PUBLIC SERVANT.
Note:This is a neat addition. It’s an incredible audience recording of the Columbus show (as opposed to the Soundboard entry above). Many thanks to Boscoe for letting us transfer his masters and share them. These 1991 shows are full of energy and was a great tour/era for Todd. Sold out houses were not disappointed. We’re so fortunate to have this history recorded. ~ Warren
4/28/91 GRAND RAPIDS CLUB EAST BROOKS GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY MONITOR MIX (PAUL RUSSO TRANSFER) 66:14/66:54
Date Added:3/19/2006
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE SCIENCE (CUTS IN). REAL MAN/LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. WHO'S SORRY NOW. JOHNEE JINGO. MIGHTY LOVE. PARALLE LINES/CANT STOP RUNNING/UNLOVED CHILDREN(FADES AT BEG). THE SMELL OF MONEY. CHANGE MYSELF. KINDNESS. CD TWO: SECRET SOCIETY/SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON/ROCK LOVE. LOST HORIZON/WHAT'S GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON/FEEL IT. 2ND WIND. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JESSE. PUBLIC SERVANT.
Note:Sad that this is the end of the big batch… a huge debt owed to Gil Ireland-Ashley. He's really provided great quantities of top notch stuff for which we will always be grateful....bit of fluff at the start...Todd acknowledges his Mommy's Bday onstage - both A Cappellas nice this night...Jesse has an unusually rough time with Can't Stop Running...some caramel stuff going on, loss of highs on Lost Horizon till about 1:10...this is a vocal heavy mix...Feel It is blissful....this is a sharp contrast to the newer Jesse...Jesse is high in this mix...if you’re a Gress fan, as I am...This one is for you....some distorted sounds here, but all in all, a nice one, and long as well...~ Tony
5/5/91 MINNEAPOLIS ORPHEUM THEATER SOUNDBOARD 69:50/66:41
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE SCIENCE. REAL MAN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. WHO'S SORRY NOW. JOHNEE JINGO. MIGHTY LOVE. PARALLEL LINES. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. UNLOVED CHILDREN. THE SMELL OF MONEY. CHANGE MYSELF. KINDNESS. CD TWO: SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. ROCK LOVE. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. FEEL IT. 2ND WIND. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO, IT'S ME. JESSIE. PUBLIC SERVANT
Note:A nearly complete edition soundboard from Bob Stanislowski (M. Gaye cuts, and a channel problem in Smell of Money) but really super sound as the others.~ Warren
6/1/91 SHINAIBASI QUATTRO OSAKA JAPAN SOUNDBOARD. EXTENDED VERSION, AS OPPOSED TO THE SHOUT FACTORY RELEASE (2007). THIS ONE WAS RELEASED IN JAPAN ON SILVER DISCS THROUGH OUTRIDER OR-980200374 65:42/71:13
Date Added:6/27/2017
Track List:CD ONE: BLOW ME INTRO.LOVE SCIENCE. REAL MAN. WHO'S SORRY NOW. JOHNEE JINGO. MIGHTY LOVE. PARALLEL LINES. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. UNLOVED CHILDREN. THE SMELL OF MONEY. CHANGE MY SELF. KINDNESS. CD TWO: SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON/ ROCK LOVE. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY/ FEEL IT/ 2ND WIND.WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO IT'S ME. ONE WORLD. BAND INTROS. PUBLIC SERVANT.
Note:Most excellent board quality 2nd Wind show. And this here, is WAY so rare. It came out in Japan (1998)on silver discs under the title 'Quattro 1991'. This version has The last track being 55 minutes of Lost Horizon, Marvin Gay Medley, Feel It, 2nd Wind, Want of A Nail, Hello It's Me, One World & Public Servant. The Shout Factory version is only available by mp3 download (on several retail sites) and it does not have the extra encores...It ends with the last track (17) being Second Wind. So we have a great find here. Thank you Sohta Fujito for his investigative work. I’d also like to thank Istvan for his version from ‘The BIG BOX' (of 9 discs). More importantly for Gil Ireland Ashley’s time to Re-Track the mess I had. NOW This is ESSENTIAL~ Warren
8/24/91 EMERY THEATRE CINCINNATI AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:6/29/2012
Track List:SECOND WIND.SECRET SOCIETY. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. ROCK LOVE
Note:I forget the exact source of this one. But well worth the entry here. It's only four tunes. But very good!~ Warren
8/28/91 CHICAGO RIVIERA THEATRE JAPANESE LABEL (CROWNE TODD ARCHIVES VOL. 3) 63:07/71:35
Date Added:1/29/2003
Track List:DISC ONE:PRE SHOW BGM.LOVE SCIENCE .REAL MAN.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.WHO'S SORRY NOW.JOHNNY JINGO.MIGHTY LOVE.PARALLEL LINES.CAN'T STOP RUNNING.UNLOVED CHILDREN.SMELL OF MONEY.CHANGE MYSELF.DISCTWO:KINDNESS.SECRET SOCIETY.SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON.ROCK LOVE.LOST HORIZON.MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY.FEEL IT.SECOND WIND.THE WANT OF A NAIL.HELLO IT'S ME.JESSEE.PUBLIC SERVANT
Note:(CROWNE TODD ARCHIVES VOL. 3) Order/buy it through TRBAZAAR. A must have! And reasonably priced.~ Warren
8/30/91 PROMENADE PARK TOLEDO DUB FROM AUDIENCE VIDEO WARREN N/A
Date Added:6/29/2012
Track List:PUBLIC SERVANT.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CAN'T STOP RUNNING (PARTIAL).UNLOVED CHILDREN.
Note:Good sounding audience video... very much worth dubbing the audio~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
2/29/92 CLEVELAND AGORA STAR GUITAR BENEFIT FM/SOUNDBOARD 56:03
Track List:PRE-SHOW INTERVIEW/ RAFFLE AND INTROS. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. PLAY THIS GAME. HONEST WORK. CLICHE. THE WHEEL. JESSE (Version 1 w/radio fadeout). JESSE (Version 2 complete w/all comments). ONE WORLD (SOUNDBOARD EXCERPT - NOT PART OF THE FM BROADCAST)
Note:Radio station actually broadcast Jessie in all it's glory- dont know if they got fined or not, but what a cool night- just shortly after this Reebop was born. One of a kind and important show. Crowd went crazy over Todd! If you have this video, it's a real 'keeper' too. Priceless.~ Warren
4/17/92 CHICAGO OAK THEATER SOUNDBOARD 69:59/56:36
Track List:CD ONE: CLICHE'. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LYSISTRADA. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. HONEST WORK. COMPASSION. SONG OF THE VIKING. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. WHAT'S GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME. TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BLACK MARIA CD TWO: A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL (END CUT).
Note:Roger Steel does it again. A great transfer from this '92 one off show. Line up: Rundgren, Tagg, Workman, Powell and Prince. A little distant...you can hear a faint chant going on during some of the Wheel...this is more important history captured. This and Star Guitar Benefit were it in '92 (except Ringo and Utopia Redux).
5/1/92 ONE STEP BEYOND SANTA CLARA W/CHEAP TRICK AUDIENCE 4:14/5:03
Date Added:11/25/2016
Track List:DAYTRIPPER. SURRENDER
Note:Decent quality audience recording of Todd's guest appearance on two of Cheap Tricks encore songs. During Utopia's "Redux '92" stand at the One Step Beyond Theatre in LA (Utopia played on the 3rd. Which we have here. See 5/3/92)~ Warren
5/3/92 UTOPIA REDUX: THE LAST U.S. CONCERT: SANTA CLARA CA (THE REDUX '92 - JAPAN WARM UP SHOW) AUDIENCE 70:58/71:51
Date Added:8/14/2001
Track List:CD ONE: FIX YOUR GAZE. ZEN MACHINE. TRAPPED. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SWING TO THE RIGHT. HAMMER IN MY HEART. ABANDON CITY. BACK ON THE STREET. ITCH IN MY BRAIN THE IKON. PLAY THIS GAME. MYSTIFIED. HIROSHIMA. CD TWO:. LIBERTINE. ONLY HUMAN. LOVE IN ACTION. CARAVAN. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:By far the best sounding tape (audience recording) of the tour. At the end of this show, you'll hear Todd say "...We'll see ya when we get back from Japan..." But that didn't happen. Not a board, and does have some yap at a spot or two but it's the best...a landmark show. ~ Warren
5/15/92 UTOPIA (REDUX '92) DENKI HALL NAGOYA JAPAN AUDIENCE 98:00
Date Added:10/14/2013
Track List:FIX YOUR GAZE.ZEN MACHINE.TRAPPED.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.SWING TO THE RIGHT.HAMMER IN MY HEART.ABANDON CITY.BACK ON THE STREET.ITCH IN MY BRAIN.THE IKON. PLAY THIS GAME.HIROSHIMA.(PARTIAL) LOVE IN ACTION.CARAVAN. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.ONE WORLD.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Just found this cassette in the 'Archive’s here. Really good and very rare audience recording. It's always seems these audience recordings from Japan turn out so well because of the acoustics at their venues are prestine.And the fans are polite. No audience yapping and notice how their applause cresendos before and after each tune. Then pauses silently before the next song. Very noticeable and very cool. Believe me it's not a problem with my tape. A real treat here is the inclusion of 'Itch In My Brain'. Which jumps immediately into 'The Ikon' without hesitation (a medley of sorts). Sorry that 'Love In Action' is only partial. Must have been a tape flip? Anyway, I think ya'll are gonna love this! ESSENTIAL~ Warren
6/13/92 RINGO & ALL STARR BAND MONTREAUX DUBS FROM SEVERAL SOURCES N/A
Date Added:7/3/2012
Track List:I'M THE GREATEST. THE NO NO SONG. NO TIME (CUMMINGS).GIRL TALK (EDMUNDS).ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY (WALSH).I CAN'T TELL YOU WHY (SCHMIT). SHINE SILENTLY (LOFGREN).BANG ON THE DRUM (TR).DON'T GO WHERE THE ROAD DON'T GO. YELLOW SUBMARINE. DESPERADO (WALSH, PIANO - SOLO).ONE WORLD (TR). KEEP ON TRYING (SCHMIT).WIGGLE (CAPPELLO).BLACK MARIA (TR).IN THE CITY (WALSH).YOU'RE SIXTEEN. WEIGHT OF THE WORLD. WALKIN' NERVE (LOFGREN). I HEAR YOU KNOCKING (EDMUNDS).AMERICAN WOMAN (CUMMINGS).BOYS. PHOTOGRAPH. ACT NATURALLY. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS.
Note:Listed here only for listing purposes really. Part of the Show was Official Release, but this is the entire show~ Warren
6/19/92 RINGO & ALL STARR BAND RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL NY AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:7/3/2012
Track List:DISC 1: I'M THE GREATEST. NO NO SONG. NO TIME (CUMMINGS). GIRLS TALK (EDMUNDS). LOOK AT US NOW (WALSH). I CAN'T TELL YOU WHY (SCHMIDT). SHINE SILENTLY (LOFGREN). BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY (RUNDGREN). DON'T GO WHERE THE ROAD DON'T GO. YELLOW SUBMARINE. BELIEVE, VALENTINE (LOFGREN). ONE WORLD (RUNDGREN). PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW (WALSH). KEEP ON TRYIN' (SCHMIDT). WIGGLE (CAPELLO). BLACK MARIA (RUNDGREN). DISC 2: IN THE CITY (WALSH). BAND INTRODUCTIONS. YOU'RE SIXTEEN. WEIGHT OF THE WORLD. WALKIN' NERVE (LOFGREN). I HEAR YOU KNOCKING (EDMUNDS). AMERICAN WOMAN (CUMMINGS). PHOTOGRAPH. ACT NATURALLY. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS.
Note:OK/Good audience recording if you like all those other artists too~ Warren
6/21/92 RINGO & ALL STARR BAND GARDEN STATE ARTS CENTER HOLMDEN NJ AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:7/3/2012
Track List:DISC 1:RINGO - I'M THE GREATEST.RINGO - NO NO SONG.BURTON CUMMINGS - NO TIME.DAVE EDMUNDS - GIRLS TALK.JOE WALSH - LOOK AT US NOW.TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT - I CAN'T TELL YOU WHY.NILS LOFGREN - SHINE SILENTLY.TR - BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY.RINGO - DON'T GO WHERE THE ROAD DON'T GO.RINGO - YELLOW SUBMARINE.DISC 2:NILS LOFGREN - BELIEVE.DAVE EDMUNDS - LADY MADONNA.TR - THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION.TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT - KEEP ON TRYIN'.TIM CAPELLO - WIGGLE.TR - BLACK MARIA.JOE WALSH - IN THE CITY.RINGO - YOU'RE SIXTEEN (YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU'RE MINE).RINGO - WEIGHT OF THE WORLD.NILS LOFGREN - JUST A LITTLE.DAVE EDMUNDS - I HEAR YOU KNOCKING.BURTON CUMMINGS - AMERICAN WOMAN.RINGO - PHOTOGRAPH.RINGO - ACT NATURALLY.RINGO - WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS.
Note:OK/Good audience recording if you like all those other artists too~ Warren
7/11/92 RINGO & ALL STARR BAND TANZBRUNNEN KOLN GERMANY AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:7/3/2012
Track List:DISC 1:RINGO - I'M THE GREATEST.RINGO - NO NO SONG.BURTON CUMMINGS - NO TIME.DAVE EDMUNDS - GIRLS TALK.JOE WALSH - ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY. TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT - I CAN'T TELL YOU WHY.NILS LOFGREN - SHINE SILENTLY.TR - BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY.RINGO - DON'T GO WHERE THE ROAD DON'T GO.DISC 2:TR - ONE WORLD.DAVE EDMUNDS - LADY MADONNA.TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT - KEEP ON TRYIN'.TIM CAPELLO - WIGGLE.TR - BLACK MARIA.JOE WALSH - IN THE CITY.RINGO - YOU'RE SIXTEEN (YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU'RE MINE).RINGO - WEIGHT OF THE WORLD.NILS LOFGREN - WALKIN' NERVE.DAVE EDMUNDS - I HEAR YOU KNOCKING.RINGO - WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS.
Note:OK/Good audience recording if you like all those other artists too~ Warren
7/18/92 RINGO STARR & THE ALL STARR BAND VALBY IDRESPARK COPENHAGEN DENMARK AUDIENCE (TTD) N/A
Date Added:7/26/2014
Track List:DISC ONE:I'M THE GREATEST.NO NO SONG.NO TIME (BURTON CUMMINGS).GIRL'S TALK (DAVE EDMUNDS).ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY (JOE WALSH).I CAN'T TELL YOU WHY (TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT).SHINE SILENTLY (NILS LOFGREN).BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY (TODD ).DON'T GO WHERE THE ROAD DON'T GO.YELLOW SUBMARINE.LADY MADONNA(DAVE EDMUNDS).ONE WORLD(TODD).KEEP ON TRYING (TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT).DISC TWO:WIGGLE (TIM CAPPELLO).BLACK MARIA (TODD).IN THE CITY (JOE WALSH).YOU'RE SIXTEEN (YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU'RE MINE).WEIGHT OF THE WORLD.WALKIN' NERVE (NILS LOFGREN).I HEAR YOU KNOCKING (DAVE EDMUNDS).AMERICAN WOMAN (BURTON CUMMINGS).BOYS.PHOTOGRAPH.ACT NATURALLY.WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS. The Band: Ringo Starr.Tim Cappello.Burton Cummings.Dave Edmunds.Nils Lofgren.Todd.Timothy B. Schmit.Joe Walsh.
Note:A very good audience recording for 22 years ago…just now breaking the surface and into circulation. The quality as good as the 2014 audience recordings of Ringo’s All Starrs.
8/5/92 THE PAVILLION SANTA CLARA AUDIENCE SOURCE - SOUNDCHECK N/A
Date Added:7/3/2012
Track List:THE IKON (PARTIAL).PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. LOVE IS THE ANSWER
Note:Something cool that just surfaced. Good audience catch of the Santa Clara Soundcheck!~ Warren
9/4/92 RINGO & THE ALL STARR BAND CAESAR'S PALACE LAS VEGAS NV AUDIENCE (TTD) N/A
Date Added:8/7/2014
Track List:DISC ONE:I'M THE GREATEST.NO NO SONG.NO TIME (BURTON CUMMINGS).GIRL'S TALK (DAVE EDMUNDS).I CAN'T TELL YOU WHY (TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT).SHINE SILENTLY (NILS LOFGREN).BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY (TODD).DON'T GO WHERE THE ROAD DON'T GO.YELLOW SUBMARINE.BELIEVE(NILS LOFGREN). LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN (TODD) .KEEP ON TRYING (TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT).WIGGLE (TIM CAPPELLO).DISC TWO: BLACK MARIA (TODD) ..YOU'RE SIXTEEN (YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU'RE MINE).WEIGHT OF THE WORLD.WITHOUT YOU (HARRY NILSSON).WALKIN' NERVE (NILS LOFGREN).I HEAR YOU KNOCKING (DAVE EDMUNDS).AMERICAN WOMAN (BURTON CUMMINGS).BOYS.PHOTOGRAPH.ACT NATURALLY.WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS. The Band: Ringo Starr. Tim Cappello. Burton Cummings. Dave Edmunds. Nils Lofgren. Todd. Timothy B. Schmit. Joe Walsh. Special Guest: Harry Nilsson
Note:Another 1992 Ringo’s All Starr’s audience recording that just surfaced recently. And a pretty good recording. I think the Venue (Caesar’s Palace) acoustics had a lot to do with that. A different set this time. Todd does ‘Love of the Common Man’ as one of his three numbers. And Harry Nilsson guest appears here with a great version of ‘Without You’, which makes this one very special. This could use a little more bass though… which is easy enough to fix with just about any audio ‘ap’ out there.~ Warren

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7/23/93 HOWARD STERN SHOW (GUEST STARRING TODD) RADIO/CABLE BROADCAST 40:12
Date Added:8/22/2012
Track List:40 MINUTES OF TODD GUEST STARRING ON HOWARD STERN'S SYNDICATED RADIO/CABLE TV SHOW
Note:I know. I know. We've heard all the interviews. What else can be said. A LOT during this comedic interlude between Howard and Todd. It's about the time of the first introduction of Todd's TR-i title/name. A must have for all collectors. Thanks Roger Steel for his copy!
10/26/93 TOKYO ON AIR AUDIENCE SOURCE (TRANSFER TO CD BY HIROSHI KAWAUCHI) 55:18/42:59
Track List:CD ONE: DAY JOB. LOVE THING. PULSE. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. NO WORLD ORDER. FEEL TOO GOOD. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. TIME STOOD STILL. PROPERTY. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LYSISTRADA. CD TWO: INTERNATIONAL FEEL. WORD MADE FLESH. FASCIST CHRIST. SECRET SOCIETY. PROACTIVITY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE WHEEL.
Note:One of the first ever NWO shows recorded well and transferred Hiroshi kawauchi. A very good audience document of this leg of the tour (before it ever got to the US). Lot of acoustic tunes mixed in as you hear his concerns about working the bugs out of the Toddpod.
11/22/93 MINNEAPOLIS FIRST AVENUE AUDIENCE - JEFF GAUSS (RE -EQD/TRANSFERRED BY TONY) 70:45/73:31
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. FEVER BROKE FAST. DAY JOB. FEEL TOO GOOD. CHANT. SECRET SOCIETY. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY VAMP. TIME STOOD STILL. PROACTIVITY. PROPERTY. FASCIST CHRIST. PULSE. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN CD TWO: BLACK AND WHITE. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY VAMP. DAY JOB (AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION). NO WORLD ORDER. CHANT (REPRISE). WORD MADE FLESH. FEVER BROKE SLOW VAMP. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. FEVER BROKE SLOW. WHAT'S GOIN' ON/MERCY MERCY ME. ONE WORLD.
Note:The initial NWO stop. A great recording supplied by Jeff Gauss (Weavil). Probably the best of the four audience series by Jeff. But they are all very VERY good! As close to a soundboard type recordings as you could possibly get.
Todd seems still a little preoccupied with how the pod is functioning here, but the sound is excellent. Lotsa guitar solos and he takes some chances (different solos than ususal). He points out the 49ers score too...chuckle chuck. These series of Jeff's recordings are some of the only few recordings that we have that are definitive/full NWO Tour shows. The 1994 stuff that we have, are really not the complete sets that he performed. Unfortunately, some performed tunes are omitted from those 'Pro-recordings'.~ Warren
11/23/93 CHICAGO PARK WEST AUDIENCE (JEFF 'WEAVIL' GAUSS) 74:10/72:48
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. WORD MADE FLESH (RIFF). PROACTIVITY. CHANT (RIFF). FEVER BROKE FAST. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. TIME STOOD STILL. CHANT. FEEL TOO GOOD. FASCIST CHRIST. NO WORLD ORDER. SECRET SOCIETY. IF I DIDN'T TRY. LYSISTRADA. TINY DEMONS. BLACK AND WHITE CD TWO: WORLWIDE EPIPHANY. DAY JOB. PROPERTY. FEVER BROKE FAST. CHANT. FEVER BROKE SLOW. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL.
Note:This was a three night stand by Todd at The Park West (23rd, 24th & 28th). And I'm thinking that this is actually the Show performed on the 24th (I know it reads the 23rd above)?. More to come on this tour. This has some phasing probs in spots but still very clear (Jeff Gauss 'Weavil' captured two shows at The Park West).~ Warren
11/27/93 MILWAUKEE THE RAVE AUDIENCE (JEFF 'WEAVIL' GAUSS SOURCE) 73:37/61:20
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. PROACTIVITY. IF I DIDNT TRY. INTERNATIONAL FEEL. PULSE. PROPERTY. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. SECRET SOCIETY. CHANT. DONT YOU EVER LEARN?. FEEL TOO GOOD. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE' CD TWO: BLACK AND WHITE. LOVE THING. DAY JOB. FEVER BROKE FAST. WORD MADE FLESH. NO WORLD ORDER. CHANT. FASCIST CHRIST. FEVER BROKE
Note:Another NWO smoker from the Jeff 'Weavil' Gauss series. TR-i has a guitar eruption during International Feel. He complains about people trying to steal his shit. Another ripper in Fascist Christ. Sounds great. Some very small probs, but all in all a great show.
11/28/93 CHICAGO PARK WEST AUDIENCE (JEFF 'WEAVIL' GAUSS) 74:03/67:34
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO/PULSE. PROACTIVITY. TIME STOOD STILL. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. CHANT. SECRET SOCIETY. IF I DIDNT TRY. FEEL TOO GOOD. THER GOES MY INSPIRATION. TONY DEMONS. BLACK AND WHITE. FEVER BROKE FAST. BANG THR DRUM ALL DAY. NO WORLD ORDER. CD TWO: WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. DAY JOB. FASCIST CHRIST. WORD MADE FLESH. FEVER BROKE SLOW. CHANT. PROPERTY. ONE WORLD.
Note:Last '93 NWO installment from the Jeff 'Weavil' Gauss series. This is cool. Has some flange effect that obscures the highs on occassion, but still a good show and sounds great! THANKS JEFF!~ Warren
12/4/93 ROSELAND BALLROOM NY AUDIENCE 57:33/59:59
Date Added:7/3/2012
Track List:DISC ONE (one big track/no splits):TAKES THE STAGE/ TIME STOOD STILL (THE RULES)/ WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY/ DAY JOB/ PROPERTY/ WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY (REPRISE 1)/FASCIST CHRIST/ PULSE/ CHANT/ SECRET SOCIETY/ FASCIST CHRIST (REPRISE)/ FEVER BROKE/ INTERNATIONAL FEEL/ FEELS TOO GOOD/DISC TWO (one big track/no splits): JESSE/ LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN/ BLACK AND WHITE/ INTERACTIVE DAY JOB/ WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY (REPRISE 2)/ CHANT (REPRISE)/ NO WORLD ORDER/ SECRET SOCIETY (REPRISE)/ DON'T YOU EVER LEARN/ TIME STOOD STILL/ (GATHERING VOLUNTEERS)/ BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY/ FEVER BROKE (REPRISE)
Note:Very very good audience NWO recording! Unknown taper, but thanks to you whoever you were!~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1/29/94 INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM ATLANTA (NORCROSS) GA AUDIENCE (WARREN) 90:00/17:00
Date Added:3/23/2014
Track List:DISC ONE:INTRO 'THE PROGRAM'.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.PROACTIVITY.FEVER BROKE.TIME STOOD STILL/INTERNATIONAL FEEL.CHANT. SECRET SOCIETY.FEEL TOO GOOD.NO WORLD ORDER.PROPERTY.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.PULSE.FEVER BROKE.DAY JOB.DISC TWO:FACIST CHRIST/WORD MADE FLESH.BLACK & WHITE.BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY.FEVER BROKE.
Note:The first audience or Pro recording that we have from 1994 and the NWO Tour (which began October 20 1993). Just now got around to transferring it to digital from my old cassettes. Another one recorded with my infamous Sony Walkman with an extra mic (as I did the Atlanta 1977, 1978, 1980, 1985 & 1987 Shows). This one didn't fare as well due to the venue (Yeah Warren, blame it on the venue). The venue was basically just an old big concrete floored dance/banquet metal building/hall...used by locals (Norcross GA) for Shriners and Hispanic gatherings. Those of you that are familiar with this tour, know that a majority of the shows were just the 'pod' centered in the arena. And all the audience was general admission 'standing'... as was this case...a lot of shoulder to shoulder bumping and shoving to get closer to Todd and the 'pods' gizmos, toys and props (as opposed to enjoyment of the music). I don't want to review the performance because it's awkwardness and my disapointment. The quality of the recording is what I would call 'fair' at best.Just for those 'completest' collectors of us.~ Warren
8/13/94 WOODSTOCK II SAUGERTIES NY 3:00PM SHOW AUDIENCE (DIGITAL XFER WARREN) 40:00
Date Added:7/16/2012
Track List:INTRO. FEVER BROKE. PROACTIVITY. FACIST CHRIST. INTERNATIONAL FEEL. SECRET SOCIETY. NO WORLD ORDER.
Note:Last day of the Woodstock II event. Don't know who the taper was, but not a bad job. And they persistent to capture this whole day (four shows). These recordings are a straight dub from the cassettes...no EQing or anything. We didn't think they need it. They're strong, a little distortion in spots from level peeks and a little fiddling with the mics can be heard. And of course there's lots of audience yap...but that's what the ToddPod was all about. Nice audience offering and real keepers for posterity. This 3:00PM show may be the most distortion out of the bunch. Not annoying though.~ Warren
8/13/94 WOODSTOCK II SAUGERTIES NY 6:00PM SHOW AUDIENCE (DIGITAL XFER WARREN) 48:00
Date Added:7/16/2012
Track List:DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. BLACK & WHITE. FEVER BROKE. DAY JOB. WORLDWIDE EPHIPHANY. FEEL TO GOOD. BANG ON THE DRUM. CLICHE'. ONE WORLD. INTERNATIONAL FEEL.
Note:Last day of the Woodstock II event. Don't know who the taper was, but not a bad job. And they persistent to capture this whole day (four shows). These recordings are a straight dub from the cassettes...no EQing or anything. We didn't think they need it. They're strong, a little distortion in spots from level peeks and a little fiddling with the mics can be heard. And of course there's lots of audience yap...but that's what the ToddPod was all about. Nice audience offering and real keepers for posterity. This 6:00PM Show was the longest out of the bunch, thus more (great) selection of tunes. You'll hear him in a couple of places taking requests! We all know that's rare, but maybe not so much for the NWO Tour audience participations. Todd's vocals are exceptional here and when picks up 'foamy' he's smokes it.~ Warren
8/13/94 WOODSTOCK II SAUGERTIES NY 9:00PM SHOW AUDIENCE (DIGITAL XFER WARREN) 44:00
Date Added:7/16/2012
Track List:DAY JOB. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. TIME STOOD STILL. CHANT. SECRET SOCIETY. DAY JOB (REPEAT FOR AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION. FEVER BROKE.
Note:Last day of the Woodstock II event. Don't know who the taper was, but not a bad job. And they persistent to capture this whole day (four shows). These recordings are a straight dub from the cassettes...no EQing or anything. We didn't think they need it. They're strong, a little distortion in spots from level peeks and a little fiddling with the mics can be heard. And of course there's lots of audience yap...but that's what the ToddPod was all about. Nice audience offering and real keepers for posterity. Mics get a little distortated when the folks next to the taper cheer (everytune). But it's still awsome fun performance.~ Warren
8/13/94 WOODSTOCK II SAUGERTIES NY 12:00AM SHOW AUDIENCE (DIGITAL XFER WARREN) 29:00
Date Added:7/16/2012
Track List:INTRO. PROACTIVITY. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. BLACK & WHITE. WORD MADE FLESH. PULSE. NO WORLD ORDER (CUTS OUT)
Note:Last day of the Woodstock II event. Don't know who the taper was, but not a bad job. And they persistent to capture this whole day (four shows). These recordings are a straight dub from the cassettes...no EQing or anything. We didn't think they need it. They're strong, a little distortion in spots from level peeks and a little fiddling with the mics can be heard. And of course there's lots of audience yap...but that's what the ToddPod was all about. Nice audience offering and real keepers for posterity. At this last 12:00AM show, He says at the beginning, "...don't worry, we'll get you out of here in time for Aerosmith so you can hear a the dude dressed like a lady..."Probably the lesser quality of the four shows. This time, TR's mics are too close to his mouth (what it sounds like to me it's almost in his mouth) I think. So I don't think it's the tapers machine.TR is smokin' on the guitar here (as usual) for Proactivity and Black & White. No World Order cuts out, so we don't know if that was the last tune. Very short set if it was. But these are all ESSENTIAL.~ Warren
9/94 TR-i INTERVIEW (UNKNOWN LOCATION) (FM EUROPE BROADCAST) THANKS ISTVAN 36:29
Date Added:4/7/2006
Track List:1. VISUALATION OF MUSIC NOW 2. INTERESTS-1ST MUSIC 3. ELECTIC-DIFF SOUNDS 4. BLUES INFLUENCE 5. EARLY RECORDINGS 6. MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, NEARLY HUMAN VS 2ND WIND 7. HARMONIC INFLUENCE RAVEL 8. FASICT CHRIST, RELIGIOUS FANATICISM...
Note:This is one of the most prized interviews ever done on Todd... and ranks up there with Radio Clyde, Mark Steinberg and the XM Radio 2005 interviews... As deep and informative as it gets...the interviewer gets his money's worth and much more...find out where Todd is at in 1994...this is an alltimer here and ranks among the most and best interviews ever....this is ESSENTIAL to everyones collection of Todd stuff. Thank you to our brother in Amsterdam, Istvan!!~ Tony
9/23/94 AMSTERDAM HOLLAND Bevrs Van Berlage ISTVAN (FM RADIO BCAST) 63:17
Date Added:5/1/2006
Track List:INTRO. IF I DIDNT TRY (FADE IN). SHOW. FASCIST CHRIST (END WEIRDS OUT). LOVE THING. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. END. INTERVIEW. SCHOOL DAYS. INTERVIEW. INTERNATIONAL FEEL. SECRET SOCIETY. BLACK AND WHITE
Note:FM broadcast from Europe that has been overlooked by me for sure...this is high quality top notch, but is diced up a bit..you really only get the end of the show mostly but it is a nice short interview and some great fun with the guest solo portion of the show which happened in Europe only...super stuff from Istvan
9/24/94 AMSTERDAM HOLLAND "AN EVENING WITH TODD RUNDGREN" DUTCH FM BROADCAST 69:39
Track List:INTRO. FEVER BROKE (FAST). DAY JOB. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY (RIFF). PROPERTY. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. CLICHE'. WHAT'S GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME. ONE WORLD. DAY JOB (AUDIENCE PARTICPATION). NO WORLD ORDER. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN?. IF I DIDN'T TRY.
Note:From a long 3 FM tape set from Denmark, spotlighting TR's music throughout his career in Dutch... within this, the above portions of the Euro-NWO show were taped for rebroadcast. this is the best quality you will get of Dont You Ever Learn and If I Didn't Try on this tour... Cliche' is shimmering..as well as all the acoustic songs. His guitar playing on DYEL and IIDT is dead on and innovative as hell. Too bad it was edited some. ESSENTIAL
10/7/94 BBC THE FORUM LONDON MOSTLY RADIO BROADCAST MATERIAL 89:59:47
Date Added:11/9/2015
Track List:INTRO/TIME STOOD STILL. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. PROPERTY. BREAK. FASCIST CHRIST. DAY JOB. TUTORAL. NO WORLD ORDER. LOST HORIZON (INSTRUMENTAL). PROACTIVITY. FEVER BROKE. INTERNATIONAL FEEL.SECRET SOCIETY. CHANT. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TINY DEMONS. BANG ON THE DRUM.
Note:This supreme rarity was done by a very good friend of mine (that shall remain nameless). He worked feverishly on it. It was culled from the 1994-10-07 BBC Broadcast and various other sources that someone may still hold the rights to. So this could very well not be shared and is for the time being it is entered here solely for archival purposes. It is not to be confused with 1994-10-06 London Forum show which appears on 2002 Sanctuary Records Group Series VOl 1CMEDD5559 and is still available at some on-line retail site (at a very expensive price I might add). Go buy it. Support the Artist.It is a very different setlist. But most of you Toddheads already own it.
This piece provided to me is an excellent editing and the sound is marvelous. A real showcase of the ToddPod, the action and the fun. I am very proud to have been included to put it in these ‘Archive’. WOW. Should at some time this be ‘tradeable’ you be the first to knoe~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
1995 THE INDIVIDUALIST ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT CD/MIXED MEDIA 40:00
Date Added:8/23/2001
Track List:TODD RAPS ABOUT DIFFERENT SUBJECTS. IF NOT NOW WHEN?. COMPUTER DATA. (MACINTOSH STUFF). MACINTOSH COMMERCIAL.
Note:Cool as hell for Todd's answers. This is pretty essential for the hardcore.
6/8/95 PALO ALTO THE EDGE AUDIENCE 54:43/60:19
Date Added:7/6/2005
Track List:CD ONE: IF NOT NOW, WHEN?. TEMPORARY SANITY. BLACK AND WHITE. FAMILY VALUES. THE INDIVIDUALIST. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TABLES WILL TURN. CD TWO: BELOVED INFIDEL (ABORTED). BELOVED INFIDEL. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. CAST THE FIRST STONE. FASCIST CHRIST. WOMAN'S WORLD. ESPRESSO. WORLDWIDE EPHIPHANY. LUCKY GUY
Note:The controversial opener that was flogged badly in the early days of Todd's net presence...Prairie Prince is all over the place and gets chastised by Todd on Beloved Infidel...it is funny all around as things are being sorted out onstage...clearly under-rehearsed...average sound quality, but there are moments of fun as the band gets its first look at how its gonna be...nice to have to compare...pull out (Google) the Compuserve stuff that went down at the time...people acted like it was treason...~ Tony
6/10/95 INDIVIDUALIST CATALYST SANTA CRUZ CA (AND BONUS 6/8/ 95 THE EDGE PALO ALTO CA) AUDIENCE 69:16/39:10/10:25
Date Added:1/14/2017
Track List:DISC 1:INTRO. IF NOT NOW WHEN. HAMMER IN MY HEART.FAMILY VALUES. NUMBER 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. ESPRESSO. THE INDIVIDUALIST. TABLES WILL TURN. BELOVED INFIDEL.MYSTIFIED / BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. DISC 2:CAST THE FIRST STONE. WOMAN’S WORLD. BREAK.BLACK AND WHITE .WORLD WIDE EPIPHANY .BREAK. FASCIST CHRIST.
ALSO INCUDED: 6/8/ 95 THE EDGE PALO ALTO CA :BREAK. TEMPORARY SANITY . BREAK. LUCKY GUY
Note:Another that Istvan sent me and another magnificent audience recording, because he also knew I didn't have it the in my ARCHIVES. Maybe Istvan would like to chime in and post a review. I'm speechless. I can say: ESSENTIAL~ Warren
6/12/95 LOS ANGELES HOUSE OF BLUES SOUNDBOARD 66:47/65:42
Track List:CD ONE: IF NOT NOW, WHEN?. HAMMER IN MY HEART. NO1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. FAMILY VALUES. TABLES WILL TURN. BLACK AND WHITE. ESPRESSO. THE INDIVIDUALIST. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED CD TWO: BELOVED INFIDEL. CAST THE FIRST STONE. WOMAN'S WORLD. TEMPORARY SANITY. FASCIST CHRIST. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:The band is playing a very early gig. There are many mistakes… loose vocal response but nevertheless it is a clear document that around this time, there was still very little rehearsal and a lot of West Coast shows would be booked in smaller warm up venues for the first few nights. Sound is clear here.~ Tony
6/21/95 INDIVIDUALIST-LIQUID ROOM SHINJUKU TOKYO JAPAN AUDIENCE 65:36/56:13
Date Added:1/14/2017
Track List:DISC 1:INTRO .BLACK AND WHITE .BREAK .TEMPORARY SANITY. BREAK .THE INDIVIDUALIST. BREAK. FAMILY VALUES. BREAK. HAMMER IN MY HEART .BREAK. IF NOT NOW WHEN.BREAK. BELOVED INFIDEL. BREAK.WOMAN’S WORLD. BREAK. ESPRESSO. BREAK. DISCMYSTIFIED / BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. BREAK. TABLES WILL TURN. BREAK. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR .BREAK. WORLD WIDE EPIPHANY.BREAK .LUCKY GUY .BREAK. FASCIST CHRIST. TODD INTRODUCING THE BAND .
Note: Istvan sent me this brilliant audience recording, because he knew I didn't have it the in my ARCHIVES. Maybe Istvan would like to chime in and post a review. I'm speechless. I can say: ESSENTIAL~ Warren
7/8/95 CHICAGO VIC THEATER (INCOMPLETE) AUDIENCE 46:18/42:07
Date Added:7/8/2005
Track List:CD ONE: IF NOT NOW, WHEN?. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. FAMILY VALUES. HAMMER IN MY HEART. WOMAN'S WORLD. THE INDIVIDUALIST. CD TWO: MYSITIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. CAST THE FIRST STONE. TABLES WILL TURN. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. ESPRESSO (CUTS)
Note:90 mins of 100 of the Chicago scene - the sound is glazes a bit but not bad...at some points the glaze lifts...energetic performance...some lyrics forgotten...nice feel to the medley "Chicago swing"...shame it is a bit distance...a superb...prob the best version of Tables Will Turn is here...Woman’s World is decent and calm and in control...I think Black Maria and one other were played in full after the cut in Espresso...kind of weird getting WWE so early...
7/16/95 POUGHKEEPSIE NY THE CHANCE FM BROADCAST (BUBNICK/RUSSO EDIT) 73:56
Date Added:10/22/2001
Track List:BLACK AND WHITE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. CAST THE FIRST STONE. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED (end cut). ESPRESSO. FASCIST CHRIST. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. HAMMER IN MY HEART.
Note:I was here for this one. Was not aware that this Radio Broadcast existed. "Woodstock Plugged In" FM WDST FM. Sounds real hot - Frank and Paul did a great job here as usual- string FM sound- show is edited of course. ~ Tony
7/17/95 NEW HAVEN CT TOADS PLACE AUDIENCE RECORDING BY CARLTHULU (Sony D6 using mini mics with Panasonic capsules)
Date Added:10/8/2002
Track List:CD ONE: TEMPORARAY SANITY. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. ESPRESSO. THE INDIVIDUALIST. BLACK AND WHITE. TABLES WILL TURN. FAMILY VALUES. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. HAMMER IN MY HEART. CD TWO: WOMANS WORLD (RECORDING CUT/GLITCH). WOMAN'S WORLD (SPLICED IN FROM 7/18/95 STING NEW BRITAIN SHOW * See below). LUCKY GUY. FASCIST CHRIST. BLACK MARIA. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:"C’mon everybody-its 1995..." Todd screams at the peak of WWE. Great performance in the smoking east coast 95 runs thru the NE and points south. The recording does vary in sound but the good news is that it varies from real strong to super...so-also I hear a splice from The New Britain show -digital editing in Woman’s World~ Tony
7/18/95 THE STING NEW BRITAIN CT FM SOURCE 56:08/61:40
Track List:CD ONE: BLACK AND WHITE. FAMILY VALUES. IF NOT NOW, WHEN?. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TABLES WILL TURN. NO1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. ESPRESSO. THE INDIVIDUALIST. CD TWO: MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. WOMAN'S WORLD. TEMPORARY SANITY. FASCIST CHRIST. BLACK MARIA. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Great show. The feed is a little flat from the board but the clarity is wonderful...from Frank Bubnick's collection... ESSENTIAL
7/20/95 SOLO IRVING PLAZA NY AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:7/4/2012
Track List:TR DEMONSTRATIONS. #1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. WOMAN'S WORLD. FAMILY VALUES. BLACK AND WHITE. TABLES WILL TURN. THE INDIVIDUALIST. IF NOT NOW, WHEN. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. CAST THE FIRST STONE.HAMMER IN MY HEART. FASCIST CHRIST. ENCORE BREAK. BELOVED INFIDEL. BLACK MARIA. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Great audience source
7/21/95 THE AVALON BOSTON AUDIENCE 70:58/73:42
Date Added:10/6/2001
Track List:CD ONE: BLACK AND WHITE. TEMPORARY SANITY. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TABLES WILL TURN. THE INDIVIDUALIST. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. WOMANS WORLD. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. CAST THE FIRST STONE. IF NOT NOW, WHEN?. CD TWO: FASCIST CHRIST. BLACK MARIA. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Quality is pretty average audience recording~ Tony
7/23/95 THE TROCADERO PHILADELPHIA PA w/SOUNDCHECK AUDIENCE 08:10/11:53/42:00/74:53
Date Added:6/15/2013
Track List:SOUNDCHECK: MISC. INDIVIDUALIST TUNES JAM. BLACK & WHITE.FAMILY VALUES.
DISC ONE: BLACK & WHITE. TEMPORARY INSANITY. NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. FAMILY VALUES. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TABLES WILL TURN. DISC TWO: BELOVED INFIDEL. ESPRESSO. THE INDIVIUALIST. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN & BUSTED. WOMAN'S WORLD. AUDIENCE CHATTER. BLACK MARIA. FACIST CHRIST (CUTS)
Note:This one just in from the vaults. I found a DAT (and transferred it). Unknown authored audience recording that is not too bad. Acoustics/instrumentation pretty good but vocals sound distant and bassy. Shame too, because you can feel the energy that Todd always portrays for Philli. This show rocks! If the vocal phonics were up there, this would be a real collector's trophy. Maybe someday somebody may want to play around with it... and give her an upgrade. Any takers that can bring the vocals to the front? The Mystified/Broke Down & Busted Medley is ELECTRIC! Then there's tape slips and snaps/pops here and there in it. Damn it!
A special collector's gem I also have here is the soundcheck! This is super rare! Don't know who the taper was....Thanks to Frank Bubnick for my copy. A little jam of pieces of 'Individualist' tunes, then 'Black & White' and 'Family Values'.~ Warren
7/24/95 WASHINGTON DC THE BAYOU AUDIENCE 68:46/55:11
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. TABLES WILL TURN. BLACK MARIA. THE INDIVIDUALIST. FAMILY VALUES. BLACK AND WHITE. TEMPORARY SANITY. ESPRESSO. BELOVED INFIDEL. CAST THE FIRST STONE. CD TWO: MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. HAMMER IN MY HEART. IF NOT NOW, WHEN?. FASCIST CHRIST. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. WOMAN'S WORLD.
Note:Only problem here is the splice in Mystified. One of the best Individualist stops, performance wise. Damn them for leveling the Bayou. great tapes came from there. ESSENTIAL Incredible recording - Barry's is the BEST recording from the Washington Bayou ever!~ Tony
7/26/95 THE COCA-COLA ROXY THEATRE ATLANTA AUDIENCE~ MIKE MOSNER 43:25/1:06:11
Date Added:5/30/2014
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO MUSIC. BLACK MARIA. WOMAN'S WORLD. FAMILY VALUES. HAMMER IN MY HEART. THE INDIVIDUALIST. BLACK AND WHITE. CD TWO: TABLES WILL TURN. LUCKY GUY. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. IF NOT NOW, WHEN. FASCIST CHRIST. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Totally brilliant job by Moz! Special to me because I was there of course. Great Individualist set. Atlanta just loves this guy, you know. Only problem is, we shout out requests. You know too how that goes with Todd. Blistering guitar here (and a lot of Jesse). And notice Todd threw in 'Lucky Guy'. AWESOME. The Theatre is like a very steep movie theater. I was a few rows back from the stage center right. The guy next to us pretty much ruins Mystified/Broke Down & Busted' with his screaming. Todd introduces Jesse as 'The Exterminator'? Thank you Mike!~ Warren
8/2/95 NEW ORLEANS HOUSE OF BLUES AUDIENCE~ BRIAN WELSH 57:20/55:00
Date Added:7/8/2005
Track List:CD ONE: NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IF NOT NOW, WHEN?. TEMPORARY SANITY. BLACK AND WHITE. THE INDIVIDUALIST. FAMILY VALUES. BLACK MARIA. TABLES WILL TURN. CD TWO: HAMMER IN MY HEART. CAST THE FIRST STONE. WOMAN'S W0RLD. BELOVED INFIDEL. FASCIST CHRIST. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Not as great as Austin but really good...the sound is a bit weaker but the show is very entertaining...someone gave Prairie some speed this night cause the tempos all night are off to the races…Temporary Sanity…the Individualist ends real cool...the speedy scene really kicks in at hammer...Cast The First Stone borders on being so fast as being a hardcore version of the song-it’s funny it’s so fast..punkish too….extended Todd solo on Fascist Christ…nice nice one-sound could be better but all in all a well above avg audie~ Tony
8/4/95 AUSTIN LIBERTY LUNCH AUDIENCE~ BRIAN WELSH 61:08/61:05
Date Added:6/15/2005
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO MUSIC(HERB ALPERT-A TASTE OF HONEY)/FIREWORKS RAP/BLACK MARIA. WOMAN'S WORLD. BLACK AND WHITE. FAMILY VALUES. TABLES WILL TURN. AMBIENCE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. BELOVED INFIDEL. THE INDIVIDUALIST. CD TWO: TEMPORARY SANITY. CAST THE FIRST STONE. FASCIST CHRIST. IF NOT NOW, WHEN?. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:This one is certain to make a big splash in the traders circuit… this in my mind is one of faithful taper Brian Welsh's best and thanks to Sara we now have it on CD...and what a killer jolt to remind you of the power of Todd... the show has a strange order to the tunes that really restrains, then suspends, then expands, and explodes energy at a very high level of craft...one of these nights that show the planets do align...Prairie Prince is dancing in the clouds all night with power and finesse..Pushing the band with little fills in the creases....Jesse is amazing on the closer mystified. And what a circus it is at this point...Larry Tagg really gives the band an almost metal bottom end with his 72 Fender driving...his playing, especially on CD 2 is a revelation...I don’t think many fans heard these recordings of his latter gigs with Todd...he is a lot more confident and feels loose enough to play more runs than heard on the east coast run... sound quality of this is as good as it gets....still this one, is an absolute electronic ecstatic assault....their performance is monster although Todd’s voice was a bit rough, he ground it out...and it kills...my only complaint here is that if WWE could have been a bit slower (i.e.,...New Britain)…they may have levitated the building- other than that, this is a great place to rest your head.....monster performance...~ Tony
8/5/95 DALLAS DEEP ELLUM LIVE AUDIENCE 79:18/30:33
Date Added:6/17/2005
Track List:CD ONE: BLACK AND WHITE. FAMILY VALUES. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. TABLES WILL TURN. LUCKY GUY. TEMPORARY SANITY. THE INDIVIDUALIST. HAMMER IN MY HEART. MYSTFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. IF NOT NOW, WHEN? CD TWO: BLACK MARIA. CAST THE FIRST STONE. FASCIST CHRIST (BARELY CUTS IN). WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY (BARELY CUTS IN)
Note:Another Individualist show from the scorching 95 tour…middle one of the 3 Texas shows performance is not quite up to the other 2 nights (esp Austin)..Commentary about Mary Kay cosmetics convention...a bit boxy sound-wise...could use some fine noise reduction but never will be like 8/4, kind of detached as opposed to the other nights, but it’s impossible to bleed like the 8/4 and 8/6 every night...some yap here…but It’s quite good, not legendary like I think 8/4 will become~ Tony
8/6/95 DALLAS DEEP ELLUM LIVE AUDIENCE (1ST GEN BRIAN WELSH)
Date Added:6/17/2005
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO/HAMMER IN MY HEART. THE INDIVIDUALIST. BLACK AND WHITE. FAMILY VALUES. TEMPORARY SANITY. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. FAMILY VALUES. CD TWO: FASCIST CHRIST. TABLES WILL TURN. WOMANS WORLD.MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. IF NOT NOW, WHEN?. BLACK MARIA. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Another great one from the huge state of Texas, the sound is a bit less than 8/4 and the performance is very close. On this recording, there are super takes of: Family Values, Tables, No 1....lots of great and funny banter this night...such as ..."don’t eat your seed", "veritable swag fest", "panic stricken local band"… 22 min version of Myst/BD & B…this one believe it or not (doesn't happen often) needs some bass boost....very very nice complete show~ Tony
8/11/95 MEMPHIS NEW DAISY THEATER AUDIENCE 61:53/54;10
Date Added:7/6/2005
Track List:CD ONE: HAMMER IN MY HEART. TABLES WILL TURN. BALCK AND WHITE. FAMILY VALUES. DRUGRAP/THE INDIVIDUALIST. BLACK MARIA. BELOVED INFIDEL. TEMPORARY SANITY. CD TWO: MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. WOMAN'S WORLD. NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. FASCIST CHRIST. LUCKY GUY. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Hot temperature, hot performance, needs a bit of bass increased, no smoothie..some yap quotient....all in all a sweaty Individualist smoker...
12/28/95 NEWPORT MUSIC HALL COLUMBUS AUDIENCE (AUDIO DUBBED OFF ROGER STEEL'S VIDEO) N/A
Date Added:7/4/2012
Track List:WOMAN'S WORLD.BLACK AND WHITE (CUTS QUUCKLY). NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.TABLES WILL TURN.THE WHEEL.CAST THE FIRST STONE.ESPRESSO.THE INDIVIDUALIST.BLACK MARIA.BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY.TEMPORARY SANITY.ONE WORLD.
Note:Decent audience recording. Roger's video, from what I've seen, is awesome. The performance is very tight. And Todd is in incredible form for Columbus.The video is ESSENTIAL to have. Thanks Roger!
12/30/95 CLEVELAND AGORA AUDIENCE (JOE KONIKOW) 58:37/50:03
Date Added:7/27/2002
Track List:CD ONE: HAMMER IN MY HEART. TABLES WILL TURN. FASCIST CHRIST. BLACK AND WHITE. FAMILY VALUES. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. LUCKY GUY. CD TWO: THE INDIVIDUALIST. BLACK MARIA. ONE WORLD. TEMPORARY SANITY. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. THE WHEEL.
Note:Joe’s audience recording...some yap is here but not bad for Cleveland. Todd does a real cool strident pedestrian beat version of One World with Prairie that changes the whole feel of the song- same with the Wheel (which Larry had to learn again onstage here)-chaos on Bang On The Drum, of course...Todd’s voice is croaking at the end of The Wheel , but Jesse's leads on it take the song into a whole new place and are really something special here. Sound quality- not flawless but a damn good audie for a Holiday one off at the Agora.~ Tony

Date Title Source Time
5/18/96 'GOODBYE MARIN' SAN FRANCISCO THE FILLMORE PRESIDIO BENEFIT AUDIENCE 77:32/65:15
Date Added:2/25/2002
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO BY RANDY RUNDGREN. SECRET SOCIETY. BLACK AND WHITE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. CLICHE'. PLAY THIS GAME. HONEST WORK. TINY DEMONS. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. FEEL IT. HIGHER AND HIGHER. NO1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY CD TWO: ONE WORLD. ENDING SPEECH.
Note:This left coast ‘one off’ shows Todd with Prairie, Vince, Larry for a rough unrehearsed fun run thru of the above tunes-Vince being the dead dude (guitar-wise) by now made for some interesting textures in familiar places like during the Todd solos of No 1 Lowest Common Denominator, Secret Society, etc, some chaos, some wild endings…This was Todd's last solo show before the move and his very last was the bonus stuff here w/ vwb. Bang has Todd on electric guitar! Peaks of "feel it" burn, but this is the worst Love of the Common Man you’ll ever hear.-wrong fret thing was happening to Todd...this is not like a board-it has some yap and some varied sound quality but it is listenable always-could use someone to edit some yap out of it- it’s not yap to the point of being annoying but to the contrary, very enjoyable and one of a kind for sure.~ Tony
8/24/96 POUGHKEEPSIE THE CHANCE AUDIENCE~ JOEL KONIKOW 56:23/64:12
Date Added:7/6/2005
Track List:CD ONE: BLACK MARIA. FAMILY VALUES. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. THE INDIVIDUALIST. WOMANS WORLD. FASCIST CHRIST. CD TWO: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TABLES WILL TURN. BLACK AND WHITE. TEMPORARY SANITY. BANG I THE DRUM ALL DAY. MYSTIFIED/BROKEDWON AND BUSTED.(CUTS) BELOVED INFIDEL. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY (CUTS IN-MOSTLY NOT HERE)
Note:I think I got this tape from Joel a bit back...it has some cuts and has some house mix issues where the leads are sometimes buried but it is as clear of a recording as was possible then...this is pps night- hes all over the place from the start- building up polyrthymic tension and release all over the solos..Much in a style almost approaching Vince Colauita of Zappa on his guitar solo albums...just in the zone...bang is a joke ad hoc thing.....this was more loose than the 95 dates and more notes were played-the material was familiar to all involved..Sounds great but house mix at the point of recording is sometimes severely unbalanced (can't hear some leads at all)~ Tony
8/25/96 NEW HAVEN TOAD'S PLACE AUDIENCE (CarlThulu?) 68:38/50:54
Track List:CD ONE: TABLES WILL TURN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. IF NOT NOW, WHEN? THE INDIVIDUALIST. SECRET SOCIETY. WOMAN'S WORLD. BLACK MARIA. CLICHE'. HONEST WORK. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CD TWO: NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. FASCIST CHRIST. BLACK AND WHITE. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:The best audience source there is in my opinion from this tour. More to come from this era.~ Tony
8/27/96 IRVING PLAZA NEW YORK NY AUDIENCE (3 SOURCES USED & PATCHED TOGETHER BY JON BABCOCK) 124:47
Date Added:11/5/2016
Track List:DISC ONE: INTRO MUSIC/BLACK MARIA. FAMILY VALUES. FASCIST CHRIST. SECRET SOCIETY. THE INDIVIDUALIST. NO.1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR (FALSE START). HAMMER IN MY HEART. TABLES WILL TURN. DISC TWO: CLICHÉ. LYSISTRADA. BELOVED INFIDEL. NO.1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. CAST THE FIRST STONE. BLACK & WHITE. MYSTIFIED /BROKE DOWN & BUSTED (PART ONE). MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN & BUSTED (PART TWO). WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Here’s a little explanation of what have here from Jon Babcock (And thank you Jon for your hard work!): “Another mess here, salvaged by cassettes supplied from Anthony Rogers & Frank Bubnick.
There are 3 tapes! There are no less than THREE tapes from NYC'96! Three Three Three! And not a DAT amongst 'em!
The best of them came from cassettes sent to Tony R, the 3rd source from Frank B.
All 3 ran through a (Teac) Esoteric Cassette deck, then through the SBM-1 and were brought onto the mac hard drive with the Onkyo SE-U55. Each one was a different capture from a different place in the crowd, but ONE of them had that rich old "mic onstage" sound. Unfortunately, it had a LOT of problems, and not the problems that can be solved by moving sliders on a PC-based interface "studio". The volumes fluctuated wildly in spots, there were dropouts, and overloaded spots, and a few unfortunate cuts. But it sounded SOOOO good! I worked overtime on this, fiddling with the volume knobs as much or more than the original taper must have. The result needed only a few patches from the other sources and has quite a few traces of fiddling, but it will blow your speakers away if you let it.
All of the tapes had tape flips in Hammer, but in slightly different spots. Tape Source 1was adjusted heavily and used for the bulk of this, with slight patches from the other sources. Tape Source 2was used for the patches. Tape Source 3 was used for 1 tiny little patch only. I forget exactly where. The tape flip in Mystified/BB&B isn't really a flip, but the recorder messing with the levels and there are overloads and then the tape and the recorder gets shut off for a few seconds. That's why it's in 2 parts. There was just nothing to patch in there. I remember Black & White being the first encore, but it's tough to tell what happened here.
Finally, NO EQ was used on these sources. They are raw the way the field equipment made them. All that's happened to the sound, is the Super-Bit-Mapping and the speed CXing.” ~ Jon

8/28/96 WASHINGTON DC THE BAYOU AUDIENCE 71:42/73:33
Track List:CD ONE: BLACK AND WHITE. SECRET SOCIETY. THE INDIVIDUALIST. HAMMER IN MY HEART. FASCIST CHRIST. BLACK MARIA. FAMILY VALUES. CLICHE'. BELOVED INFIDEL. CD TWO: TABLES WILL TURN. ONE WORLD. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:This show was transferred because the quality of it is superb but the vocal performance was suffering. Cliché is probably the worst all time version of this tune. Jessie plays an amazing solo on beloved infidel. Playing is hot and the show is not as bad as I remember on 2nd listen... Todd just simply blew out the pipes the night before in NYC and this is what was left...a unique show and unfortunately for all of US DC area fans...His last stop at the legendary Bayou (it is now gone....)~ Tony
8/31/96 ATLANTIC CITY THE SANDS (EARLY SHOW) AUDIENCE 44:33/39:31
Date Added:7/11/2005
Track List:CD ONE: SECRET SOCIETY. FAMILY VALUES. BLACK MARIA. TABLES WILL TURN. LUCKY GUY. LYSISTRADA. NEVER NEVER LAND. CD TWO: THE IDIVIDUALIST (CUTS IN). BLACK AND WHITE. ONE WORLD. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. FASCIST CHRIST
Note:Fun Labor Day show with a looser attitude than '95...sound not the greatest of all, but passable... fun show- yes- I was there...had to hurry to get in show~ Tony
8/31/96 ATLANTIC CITY THE SANDS (LATE SHOW) AUDIENCE 44:49/44:56
Track List:CD ONE: NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. TEMPORARY SANITY. FAMILY VALUES, CAST THE FIRST STONE. BELOVED INFIDEL. CD TWO: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE WHEEL. H&O JOKE/MYSTIFED/BROKE DONW AND BUSTED (INCOML). WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Second and more fun show of the 2...I was at the show...fun little gathering of hardcores.~ Tony
12/4/96 NEW ORLEANS HOUSE OF BLUES 'ON LINE' SOURCE (EDITED WEB BROADCAST) 50:03/45:02
Track List:CD ONE: HAMMER IN MY HEART. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. FAMILY VALUES. TABLES WILL TURN. COMPASSION. SONG OF THE VIKING. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FREE, MALE AND 21. CD TWO: BLACK AND WHITE. I WANT YOU. CLICHE'. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. THE INDIVIDUALIST. ESPRESSO. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Sounds very good and was probably coverted files from the liveconcerts.com broadcast. A great representation (like a board) of this tour. as you know, this was the tour when Todd started to dread the piano (some nights good, some bad). This aint too bad. Very enjoyable as Todd is in a good mood and performs well. ESSENTIAL
12/28/96 LANCASTER CHAMELEON CLUB AUDIENCE 70:33/73:10
Track List:CD ONE: ONE WORLD. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. TABLES WILL TURN. THE INDIVIDUALIST. FIDELITY. SONG OF THE VIKING. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL (ABORTED). A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. FREE, MALE AND 21. TINY DEMONS. I WANT YOU. HAMMER IN MY HEART. CD TWO: MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. BLACK AND WHITE. TEMPORARY SANITY. ESPRESSO. HAWKING. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:This is a fine audience recording from another holiday set of shows.

Date Title Source Time
1/3/97 CLEVELAND ODEON FM BROADCAST WNCX (EDIT BY PAUL RUSSO) 72:16/67:16
Date Added:11/13/2000
Track List:CD ONE : INTRO/INTERVIEW. COMPUTER LOVE INTRO. BLACK AND WHITE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. I WANT YOU. CLICHE'. LYSISTRADA. CD-I DEMO. THE INDIVIDUALIST. FAMILY VALUES. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS? (ABORTED). TOO FAR GONE. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21 CD TWO: THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. DOG STORY. TABLES WILL TURN. WOMAN'S WORLD. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS? (COMPLETE). A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. THE WHEEL. RADIO ADVERTISEMENT FOR THIS SHOW.
Note:One of the most recent radio broadcasts. Todd was still doing his Individualist solo stuff and his problems with the piano were almost at a peak here. The aborted version of CWSBF is pretty strange, given that he was going out live as he couldn’t remember how it went. The rest of the show was not really affected by the blunder, but most of us heads recognize that this broadcast is one of the reasons why Todd has rarely played piano live since this time. The later 97-98 solo tours saw him bring along Jessie and rely on keys less and less. Nevertheless, this show is a modern classic and it is always a special show when Todd plays the rock and roll capitol and the fans really get an inspired performance. He doesn’t play keys that bad on the whole and comes back with a perfect version of CWSBF on encore. The dog story tells about his new dog that was eating him literally out of house and home in his first months in Hawaii.~ Tony
8/5/97 SEATTLE BALLARD FIREHOUSE AUDIENCE- RECD/TRANSFERRED BY JOHN BRONSKILL 43:05/53:43
Date Added:11/7/2000
Track List: CD ONE: HAMMER IN MY HEART. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. FREE, MALE AND 21. FASCIST CHRIST. TABLES WILL TURN. THE INDIVIDUALIST. COMPASSION. SONG OF THE VIKING. CD TWO: MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. I WANT YOU. I SAW THE LIGHT. FAMILY VALUES. WOMAN'S WORLD. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. BLACK AND WHITE/ THE WHEEL.
Note:Another masterful upgrade received from Jon. This DAT recording is also with Jessie as was the '98 tour but sounds a bit more focused on this tour. ESSENTIAL.~ Tony
8/9/97 THE BARNEY HOSKYNS INTERVIEW FM BROADCAST 42:06/1:19:26
Date Added:9/17/2012
Track List:THREE LONG TRACKS. TWO DISCS: THE TODD RUNDGREN ARCHIVE INTERVIEWS W/BARNEY HOSKYNS
Note:Wonderful interview. Hoskyns is well informed and knows Todd's history very well. These talks cover from the beginnings up until A Wizard a True Star. Lots of discussion of drug influence/experience. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
8/23/97 SHANGHAI CHINA SHANGHAI CENTER THEATER AUDIENCE 61:12/45:20
Date Added:9/1/2003
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO/INTRO MUSIC/LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. HAMMER IN MY HEART. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. THE INDIVIDUALIST. TABLES WILL TURN. FAMILY VALUES. I WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. BLACK AND WHITE. CD TWO: TINY DEMONS. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. TEMPORARY SANITY. BELOVED INFIDEL. I WANT YOU. I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. HAWKING.
Note:This historic moment in time is now on CD coming from Japan...the sound is an improvement over the source tape but still is not that great sonically-their performance and setlist is super...makes me long for those old I days...the show is listenable because of the fact it was over there..My wife actually asked him a question about it before the internet broadcast in 98 I think New Orleans HOB??...No maybe it was west coast one.....thanks to my pal, Hiroshi...~ Tony
9/11/97 JERICHO NY LONG ISLAND BREWING COMPANY FM (EDITED BROADCAST) 71:10/64:54
Track List:CD ONE: HAMMER IN MY HEART. CLICHE'. LYSISTRADA. CD-I DEMO. TABLES WILL TURN. FAMILY VALUES. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. I SAW THE LIGHT. NEVER NEVER LAND CD TWO: A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. I WANT YOU. BLACK AND WHITE. FREE MALE AND 21. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:I actually was there was my in-laws to get tickets and I remember being shocked at how small the place was. Mike Adrian did an amazing job by not picking up much noise despite the yap and beer mugs clanking. Good show~ Tony
9/13/97 THE CHANCE POUGHKEEPSIE NY AUDIENCE 59:00/64:00
Date Added:1/2/2016
Track List:DISC ONE:NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.CLICHE.THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION.FACIST CHRIST.FAMILY VALUES.TABLES WILL TURN.VIKING SONG.TOO FAR GONE.WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. BLACK & WHITE.DISC TWO:I SAW THE LIGHT.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.I WANT YOU.THE INDIVIDUALIST.WOMANS WORLD.FREE MALE & 21.HAWKING. THE WHEEL.
Note:I don't know why this one was missing being listed here until now..A very early WAT stop, that I do not know who to do give credit too for doing this fine grab. I think I have the setlist right? Great mix of solo performance here. Lot's of Individualist stuff here and a bit of Nearly Human and Up Against it.The crowd sounds unaware of what to think of the 'With A Twists' pieces.~ Warren
10/30/97 SAN FRANCISCO SLIM'S AUDIENCE SOURCE 63:40/58:31
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. ZEN ARCHER. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ESPRESSO. INTRO/THE INDIVIDUALIST. REAL MAN. CD TWO: LOST HORIZON. EASTERN INTRIGUE. CANT STOP RUNNING. HELLO ITS ME. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LUCKY GUY. AMERICA DRINKS. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. I WANT YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER
Note:From Dean Gustafason this is a very very early wat stop. Interesting to see how it sounded early on. the sound is strong for an audience and the performance is good but as we said above is early in the tour. (2nd show?).~ Tony
11/1/97 ‘WITH A TWIST’ HOUSE OF BLUES LOS ANGELES CA ‘CYBERCAST’ BROADCAST IV: 42:20 – SHOW: 2:32:20
Date Added:11/23/2015
Track List:PRE-SHOW INTERVIEW (42:20)
INTRO. CARAVAN. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.ZEN ARCHER.FIDELITY.NEVER NEVER LAND.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.ESPRESSO.OUTRO. INTRO.JUNGLE SOUNDS.THE INDIVIDUALIST.REAL MAN.LOST HORIZON.EASTERN INTRIGUE.CAN'T STOP RUNNING.HELLO IT'S ME.OUTRO.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.LUCKY GUY.AMERICA DRINKS AND GOES HOME. I'M SO PROUD/OH BABY BABY.I WANT YOU.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.OUTRO.BEAN OUTRO
Note:I sent the tapes of all this (seven various cassettes!) to Jon Babcock, and he transferred them into a few different formats for us. Basically, the tapes were Tony’s (with help from Lisa B.) of the Broadcast ‘Live’ and a ‘Pre-show Interview’, then a ‘Re-Broadcast’ from a later date. Most of it was Mono. Jon transferred it ALL to digital and patched, polished & edited it to a couple of 24/48 formats. With his talents this is one of the finest WAT recordings that we have here in the vaults. Todd and The TIKI Lounge Band in rare form, and Todd is unleashed with his banter and humor between the music. Thank you JON!~ Warren
Here’s a great review from The Hollywood Reporter!:
Hollywood Reporter - Mon., Nov. 3, 1997)
House of Blues, L.A.
Saturday, Nov. 1
By John Lappen
"Was that one olive or two, Mr. Rundgren?
Taking the, by now, overhyped and overdone lounge trend to its inevitable conclusion, Todd Rundgren has become the ultimate space age, bachelor pad hipster. To wit: The pop icon's new Guardian/EMI release, "With A Twist," features 11 of his best known songs redone as lounge homages. But even better, Todd's nearly three-hour performance was a masterful satire, albeit a reverential one, of the entire lounge experience.
With a set constructed to look like a tropical lounge bar on some exotic island locale -- complete with palm trees, tables filled with touristy patrons, a sassy waitress and a bored bartender -- Rundgren and his four-piece band played the part of the weary, done-this-too-many times house band. As his talented quartet broke into a tune oozing with Tiki vibe, Rundgren entered through a beaded curtain dressed in a shiny, loungey-but-not-polyester suit and wrap-around shades.
For the first hour, the Runt entertained with bossa nova versions of Rundgren standards like "I Saw The Light," "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference" and "Can We Still Be Friends," playing entirely to his onstage audience instead of the sold out house in the real club. In between, he sipped martinis and reeled off a bunch of cheesy jokes about the people in the faux lounge, inquiring of one couple, "Are you married or just looking to get a room?" It all worked brilliantly, particularly the lending of his pop classics to the primarily bossa nova style in which they were revamped.
Taking a break while a comic came out to tell jokes, make sound effects and fully utilize his suitcase of silly props, Rundgren and band came back for the second set, a much more energized one with Todd dressed in garish native costume and face paint. The songs in this set were a melding of lounge and jazz filtered through Rundgren's trademark Philly soul as his high vocals soared atop the Martin Denny-meets-Marvin Gaye arrangements. As the last "drunk" was evicted from Todd's lounge, he closed with a beautiful rendition of "A Dream Goes On Forever," perfect sentiments for any lounge lizard.”

11/2/97 SAN DIEGO BELLY UP TAVERN AUDIENCE~ISTAVAN 64:14/61:40
Date Added:5/1/2006
Track List:CD ONE: CARAVAN/CARAVAN. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. ZEN ARCHER. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ESPRESSO. INTRO. THE INDIVIDUALIST. REAL MAN. CD TWO: LOST HORIZON. EASTERN INTRIGUE. CANT STOP RUNNING. HELLO ITS ME. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. I WANT YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER
Note:Nice to wake up this memory from István-this is a very early on show-where the vocals were still being worked out and are not confident, but the whole vibe is being tested out here in Hromoko land. Fidelity is started over- way too fast...Todd makes a comment about how "cully from x files doesn’t get him up because she breathes through her mouth"...ha....a "bucket-head" reference...mix- the bck vcs are low, Jesse is also very low in the mix..But what a show...You can hear how the synth thing made its way onto this scene at the start-long before the extreme monster it once became....thanks to Istvan
11/22/97 ATLANTA ROXY THEATER AUDIENCE DUB FROM FROM FAN FILM WARREN 70:12/55:32
Track List:CD ONE: CARAVAN. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. ZEN ARCHER. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ESPRESSO. FERENZIK INTRO. THE INDIVIDUALIST. REAL MAN. LOST HORIZON. EASTERN INTRIGUE. CD TWO: CAN'T STOP RUNNING. HELLO, IT'S ME (CUTS). LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.. TINY DEMONS. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. I WANT YOU. AMERICA DRINKS (CUTS).
Note:From a Warren's VHS source. 'With A Twist' in Atlanta. Pretty solid, good quality and almost complete.~ Tony
11/24/97 LANCASTER THE VILLAGE AUDIENCE 69:41/61:36
Track List:CD ONE: CARAVAN. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. ZEN ARCHER. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ESPRESSO. INTRO/THE INDIVIDUALIST. REAL MAN. LOST HORIZON CD TWO: EASTERN INTRIGUE. CANT STOP RUNNING. HELLO, ITS ME. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LUCKY GUY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. I WANT YOU. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER
Note:One of the very best audience recording of the tour-albeit early. Good Soul Medley here and acoustic numbers. you had to be there- a special show-about the time it came together on the 1st leg.
11/25/97 GLENSIDE PA KESWICK THEATER AUDIENCE -D. WEESNER 63:03/76:19
Date Added:10/7/2003
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO/CARAVAN. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. ZEN ARCHER. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ESPRESSO. INTRO (SET 2). THE INDIVIDUALIST. REAL MAN CD TWO: LOST HORIZON. EASTERN INTRIGUE. CANT STOP RUNNING. HELLO ITS ME. WEDDING CEREMONY. INTRO (SET 3). LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. LUCKY GUY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. I WANT YOU. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Here is a late arriving and great performance for Todd on the WAT tour...the sound is a bit distant-and has some very slight yip but that being said I’ts not bad....still pretty decent. Zen archer is superb especially. This is a great vocal performance but all of these were pretty damned good...back in the days of tour support...damn this show makes me wish for these days- hard to believe anyone could have a damned bad word to say about this tour...What a concept...thanks-to Mr. W.~ Tony
11/26/97 NEW YORK CITY IRVING PLAZA AUDIENCE 68:49/63:10
Track List:CD ONE: CARAVAN. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. ZEN ARCHER. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ESPRESSO. INTRO. THE INDIVIDUALIST. REAL MAN CD TWO: LOST HORIZON. EASTERN INTRIGUE. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. HELLO, IT'S ME. TODD BANTER. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LUCKY GUY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. I WANT YOU. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER
Note:One of Frank B's and recorded by Mike Adrian in NYC. Very solid audience recording in the chit chattiest place to pull a good one. Not a problem with this one. Great sound.~ Tony
11/28/97 BOSTON PARADISE THEATER AUDIENCE - WOUTER BESSEL (MD)
Date Added:8/16/2004
Track List:CD ONE: CARAVAN. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. ZEN ARCHER. FUDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ESPRESSO CD TWO: INTRO. THE INDIVIDUALIST. REAL MAN. LOST HORIZON>EASTERNINTRIGUE. CANT STOP RUNNING. HELLO ITS ME CD THREE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TINY DEMONS. BORN TO SYNTHSIZE. I WANT YOU. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER
Note:Nice to get in another show from Tiki time...this one has a threat from Todd to a cigar smoker..synth is nice and cool compared to todays...great version of real man..also HIM is again mystical...low end here is bit low volume but a decent recording, not best from the tour but certainly satisfying....thanks to Mr Bessel for helping us fill out the dates.~ Tony
11/29/97 SPRINGFIELD VA JAXX'S AUDIENCE 70:54/66:37
Track List:CD ONE: CARAVAN. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. ZEN ARCHER. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ESPRESSO. INTRO/THE INDIVIDUALIST. REAL MAN. LOST HORIZON CD TWO: EASTERN INTRIGUE. CANT STOP RUNNING. HELLO, ITS ME. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LUCKY GUY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. I WANT YOU. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER
Note:My wife and Romo's girl were the lesbian couple who celebrated their marriage at the end of set 2. That’s why it’s here... no really- the show was a very tight show but the sound (as always in Jaxx's) is not crystal clear due to the house sound and acoustics. Nevertheless this is a peek into the peak of the Tiki tour...sound is very decent but there are some better from this tour, sound wise...~ Tony

Date Title Source Time
2/21/98 SPRINGFIELD VA JAXX'S AUDIENCE 69:19/70:52
Track List:CD ONE: CARAVAN. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. ZEN ARCHER. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ESPRESSO. FERENZIK INTRO. THE INDIVIDUALIST. REAL MAN CD TWO: LOST HORIZON. EASTERN INTRIGUE. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. HELLO, IT'S ME. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. LUCKY GUY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. I WANT YOU. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER/OUTRO.
Note:Wackier Born to Synthesize (AC/DC version). Great fun and lively crowd (Crazy Dave "heroin for my friend"-tr). Sound is good.
2/28/98 ORLANDO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SOUNDBOARD 68:09/57:35
Track List:CD ONE: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. ZEN ARCHER. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. HELLO, IT'S ME. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. I WANT YOU. CD TWO: LOST HORIZON. ESPRESSO.
Note:Loose soundboard at end of WAT tour. Different order format but essential. ESSENTIAL
11/13/98 SEATTLE BALLARD FIREHOUSE AUDIENCE - RECD/TRANSFERRED BY JOHN BRONSKILL 73:35
Track List:HAMMER IN MY HEART. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LYSISTRADA. CLICHE. BLACK AND WHITE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. BAND ON THE DRUM ALL DAY. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. NEVER NEVER LAND. MATED. TINY DEMONS. I SAW THE LIGHT. ZEN ARCHER. I WANT YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. ONE WORLD. YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN
Note:A great addition to the list from the source himself and the first of several JB masters I will list. Jessie went along on this ride and he shows up on the latter half- WAT stuff. Real strong recording here. This purports to be the whole show and if so this was a very short show but in any event this is real nice.~ Tony
11/14/98 SEATTLE BALLARD FIREHOUSE (SOURCE 1)
71:26/60:36
Date Added:10/30/2000
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LYSISTRADA. CLICHE'. INCORRECT MEDIA. BLACK AND WHITE. FREE, MALE AND 21. COMPASSION. SONG OF THE VIKING. BELIEVE IN ME. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. LUCKY GUY. MATED. CD TWO: BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. NEVER NEVER LAND. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. HAWKING.
Note:This has gone around before. sounds great. Jesse on some tracks.
11/14/98 SEATTLE BALLARD FIREHOUSE (SOURCE 2) AUDIENCE - RECD/TRANSFERRED BY JOHN BRONSKILL 77:49
Date Added:10/30/2000
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LYSISTRADA. CLICHE. BLACK AND WHITE. FREE MALE AND 21. COMPASSION. SONG OF THE VIKING. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. LUCKY GUY. MATED. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. NEVER NEVER LAND. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. HAWKING.
Note:Pt 2 in the masters acquired from John B. These are the definitive versions of these unique shows in 98. This long single CD is again purported to be complete and finishes with a nice Hawking. Another great job by John. Jessie is there for the WAT stuff. Oh yeah...quite a different set than 11/13. Another major keeper here. Includes the legendary one-off "going for a piss" version of Drunken Blue Rooster (Jessie). Very cool. ESSENTIAL~ Tony
11/21/98 NORTHAMPTON PA THE ROXY AUDIENCE 63:29/57:37
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LYSISTRADA. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. TOO FAR GONE. I SAW THE LIGHT. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. CD TWO: NEVER NEVER LAND. ZEN ARCHER. MATED. LUCKY GUY. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. I WANT YOU. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. (YOU'VE GOT TO) HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. ONE WORLD. FREE, MALE AND 21. HAWKING.
Note:Includes both Ferenzik and Gress on tunes. Slightly longer show.
11/25/98 SOUTH AMBOY NJ CLUB BENE' AUDIENCE 71:22/35:05
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. BLACK AND WHITE. COMPASSION. SONG OF THE VIKING. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. NEVER NEVER LAND. MATED. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. I SAW THE LIGHT. LUCKY GUY. CD TWO: LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. ZEN ARCHER. I WANT YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. THE WHEEL.
Note:Another show from the channel surfing tour for the NYC contingent.
11/28/98 HUNTINGTON LI NY INTERMEDIA ART CENTER AUDIENCE 71:51/56:47
Date Added:9/29/2002
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. TINY DEMONS. TOO FAR GONE. COMPASSION. FREE, MALE AND 21. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. NEVER NEVER LAND. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I SAW THE LIGHT. MATED. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. CD TWO: ZEN ARCHER. I WANT YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. ONE WORLD.
Note:Probably the most mistake free performance Todd had on this under-rehearsed tour. This is really well recorded in a good sounding hall. Todd plays well this night and everything goes down well. One for the ages. ESSENTIAL~ Tony

Date Title Source Time
2/4/99 INTERNATIONAL PLAZA BOSTON MA (SOLO) SOUNDBOARD 50:26
Date Added:7/24/2013
Track List:HAMMER IN MY HEART.CLICHE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN.LYSISTRATA.YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY.BANG ON THE DRUM.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.VIKING SONG.COMPASSION.FREE MALE AND 21.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT.ONE WORLD.THE WHEEL.
Note:From a well circulated bootleg CD 'Live At Boston's International Plaza' (1999). Apparently, this was a 'one off' matinee show Todd presented for workers in Boston at Noontime. Story also goes that he had flown in directly from Hawaii to do this (and some 'Ringo's All Stars'rehearsals), so there are some flubs here and there (mostly the piano bits).Apparently an unknown fan in the local industry was fortunate enough to come across this Sounboard recording. And we're very fortunate for that. ESSENTIAL FOR SURE~ Warren
2/17/99 RINGO'S ALL STARS NYC BEACON THEATER AUDIENCE 68:35/49:09
Date Added:9/28/2000
Track List:CD ONE: IT DONT COME EASY. ACT NATURALLY. WHISKEY TRAIN. I SAW THE LIGHT. SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE. SHHOTING STAR. BOYS. LOVE ME DO. YELLOW SUBMARINE. UNKNOWN JACK BRUCE TUNE. A SALTY DOG. HAMMER IN MY HEART. NO NO SONG. CD TWO: BACK OFF BOOGALOO. I FEEL FREE. ALL RIGHT NOW. BANG THE DRUM. WHITE ROOM. WHIER SHADE OF PALE. IM THE GREATEST. PHOTOGRAPH. YOURE SIXTEEN. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS.
Note:A late comer-but don’t get too excited. Not as great as the Cali CDs. sometimes can’t hear Todd - sounds to me like it was taped from a side balcony job. Decent sound- vocs are clear but the instruments definitely coming out in stereo, so this mix is different, but still decent to hear for those who like this tour (I confess, I don’t at all).~ Tony
2/21/99 RINGO'S ALL STARS WESTBURY MUSIC FAIR WESTBURY AUDIENCE (ROGER B) N/A
Date Added:8/18/2006
Track List:N/A
Note:Another Ringo audie from Roger B..sound of this one and Robinsonville are pretty weak but Chicago is quite nice~ Tony
2/28/99 RINGO'S ALL STARS CHICAGO PARK WEST AUDIENCE (ROGER B) N/A
Date Added:8/18/2006
Track List:N/A
Note:Really nice one track each CD recording. this is the best by far of the new batch-its a bit compressed but clear and full..Todd is the main dude at the show, this one is enjoyable and a nice addition to the archive~ Tony
3/6/99 RINGO'S ALL STARS KELSEYVILLE CA KONOCTI HARBOR RESORT AUDIENCE 55:13/60:58
Track List:CD ONE: IT DON'T COME EASY (RINGO STARR). ACT NATURALLY (RS). WHISKEY TRAIN (GARY BOOKER). SHOOTING STAR (SIMON KIRKE). SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE (JACK BRUCE). I SAW THE LIGHT. BOYS (RS). LOVE ME DO (RS). YELLOW SUBMARINE (RS). CONQUISTADOR (GB). HAMMER IN MY HEART CD TWO: I'M THE GREATEST (RS). NO NO SONG (RS). BACK OFF BOOGALOO (RS). I FEEL FREE (JB). ALL RIGHT NOW (SK). I WANNA BE YOUR MAN (RS). BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. WHITE ROOM (JB). WHITER SHADE OF PALE (GB). PHOTOGRAPH (RS). YOU'RE SIXTEEN (RS). A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (RS)
Note:This gem from an excellent DAT audience job. This is the only one out there. Todd’s guitar playing was special on this tour. still looking for that show that was filmed by Ringo in Connecticut- that is where everyone said Todd brought down the roof...this show captures the tour well...a great job as usual...ESSENTIAL.~ Tony
3/18/99 RINGO'S ALL STARS UNIVERSAL CITY AMPITHEATER LA AUDIENCE (ROGER B) N/A
Date Added:8/18/2006
Track List:N/A
Note:Audie from LA area...very average low fi sound
3/20/99 RINGO'S ALL STARS RENO NEVADA SILVER CASINO AUDIENCE 38:56/41:40
Date Added:2/25/2002
Track List:CD ONE: IT DONT COME EASY. ACT NATURALLY. WHISKEY TRAIN. I SAW THE LIGHT. SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE. LOVE ME DO. IM THE GREATEST. NO NO SONG. CD TWO: ALL RIGHT NOW. BOYS. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. WHITE ROOM. WHITER SHADE OF PALE. PHOTOGRAPH. YELLOW SUBMARINE. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS.
Note:This audie is another (slightly truncated) version of the show. The quality is not bad but the yap factor is high-since this is barely over a single 80-it should probably be shaved to one CD and rid some between song banter. This is good if you were there but I would go with 3/6 over this for quality-the performance is a slight improvement over the 3/6 but the sound quality isn’t even close to 3/6, which I feel is still clearly the superior version. If you are a big fan of the other artists, chances are there are more good recordings from this tour from the Beatles/Ringo crowd.~ Tony
3/25/99 RINGO'S ALL STARS ROBINSONVILLE MS AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/18/2006
Track List:N/A
Note:No titles listed but this is one of the audies that have popped up thru Canadian Ringo fan, roger...the best of the 3 is definitely Chicago..this and westbury are not much diff than the old cassette days...not the best one of the tour for sure.~ Tony
3/27/99 STUART FLORIDA ARTSFEST AUDIENCE 57:55
Track List:INTRO. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. HAMMER IN MY HEART. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. I SAW THE LIGHT. LYSISTRADA. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. FREE, MALE AND 21. COMPASSION. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. ONE WORLD.
Note:'One off' at the end of Ringo. Todd sounds nowhere near as excited as Beantown and more relaxed in spots. Playing not that bad but the outdoor PA system was poor. Very boxy vocals and little bass. Performance is good.
6/9/99 SAN FRANCISCO SLIM'S AUDIENCE 54:27/69:27
Track List:CD ONE: THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. OOH BABY BAY/ I'M SO PROUD. I WANT YOU. ESPRESSO. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:A buddy made a superb DAT recording from the 1st public stop of the Half-Twisted tour.~ Tony
6/12/99 and 6/13/99 LOS ANGELES THE ROXY (VERSION 1) AUDIENCE 56:19/70:17
Track List:CD ONE: THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. I WANT YOU. ESPRESSO. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER/OUTRO
Note:This was studio enhanced great audience DAT high quality recording job from the left coast. this is a combo between the two nights and each is also available in separate form.~ Tony
6/12/99 LOS ANGELES THE ROXY (VERSION 2) AUDIENCE 65:47
Track List:THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. BONUS TRACK: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE (BELIEVED TO BE FROM THIS LA SHOW). HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN (VENTURA)
Note:This rock set only is another great recording on DAT.~ Tony
6/13/99 LOS ANGELES THE ROXY (VERSION 2) AUDIENCE 73:02/69:54
Track List:CD ONE: THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. BONUS TRACK: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE (BELIEVED TO BE FROM VENTURA) CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I'M SO PROUD. OOH BABY BABY. I WNAT YOU. ESPRESSO. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. OUTRO THEME
Note:This DAT recording is the complete show from night 2 in LA. Sound is super.
6/22/99 CINCINNATI SYCAMORE GARDENS AUDIENCE 73:19/51:14
Track List:CD ONE: THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN/TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN'. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CD TWO: FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I'M SO PROUD. OOH BABY BABY. I WNAT YOU. ESPRESSO. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:This audience recording is notable for the 'one off' Train Kept a Rollin ending to Hit Me Like a Train. Sound is fair, but if you were there you need it.~ Tony
6/25/99 CHICAGO LINCOLN PARK ZOO AUDIENCE 72:23
Track List:I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. I WANT YOU. ESPRESSO. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:A midwest fan did this stop of WAT only tunes... where Todd falls thru the stage at the Zoo!
6/26/99 BROOKFIELD OH YANKEE LAKE AUDIENCE 51:38/71:20
Track List:CD ONE: THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTON. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. OOH BABY BABY/I'M SO PROUD. I WANT YOU. ESPRESSO. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Hotter than hell in the mess hall. Good show but challenged by weather in the sticks of Ohio.~ Tony
6/27/99 CLEVELAND ODEON THEATER CLEVELAND OH AUDIENCE MASTER SOURCE 2 CDS (RECORDED BY TONY) 54:58/73:13
Date Added:11/9/2015
Track List:DISC ONE: INTRO.THE SURF TALKS.FIX YOUR GAZE.BLACK & WHITE.BREAK (TALK).DRIVE.BREAK (TALK). UNLOVED CHILDREN.BREAK (TALK).LOVE IN ACTION.BREAK (TALK).HAMMER IN MY HEARTBREAK (TALK). TRAPPED.WORLWIDE EPIHANY.OUTRO.DISC TWO: INTRO.ISAW THE LIGHT.INFLUENZABREAK (TALK). CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.BREAK (TALK).IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.BREAK (TALK).FIDELITY.BREAK (TALK).NEVER NEVER LAND.BREAK (TALK).LOVE IS THE ANSWER.BREAK (TALK). BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.BREAK (TALK).OOH BABY BABYI'M SO PROUD.BREAK (TALK).I WANT YOU.BREAK (TALK).ESPRESSO.BREAK (TALK).AMERICA LOVES TO DRINK.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.INSTRUMENTAL.OUTRO.
Note:Istvan has taken this one (or two) steps further with tracking and some editing, even with the TTRtalk between tunes .Now this ---what was a great DAT recording by Tony--- Sounds even more illustrious. ESSENTIAL "HALF TWIST”!~ Warren
6/28/99 CLEVELAND ODEON THEATER AUDIENCE 50:31/71:24
Track List:SET ONE: THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTON. HAMMER IN MY HEART.. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. OOH BABY BABY/I'M SO PROUD. I WANT YOU. ESPRESSO. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:DAT from my pal who got great reads of both nights.~ Tony
6/30/99 PITTSBURGH GRAFFITI SHOWCASE AUDIENCE 49:07/67:58
Track List:CD ONE: THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTON. HAMMER IN MY HEART.. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. OOH BABY BABY/I'M SO PROUD. I WANT YOU. ESPRESSO. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:An end to the tour and the band lets go. Sounds great.
7/1/99 PITTSBURGH GRAFFITI SHOWCASE AUDIENCE 69:45/66:41
Track List:CD ONE: THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTON. HAMMER IN MY HEART. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. CD TWO: IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE/AMERICA DRINKS. OOH BABY BABY/I'M SO PROUD. I WANT YOU. ESPRESSO. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:A classic show with an unbelievable 23 minute Born to Synthesize. ESSENTIAL FOR SURE.~ Tony

Date Title Source Time
4/29/00 TR-I '2K PARTAY' UNKNOWN (ISTVAN) 71:48
Date Added:5/1/2006
Track List:Program includes premiere solo but somewhat pissed version of ISP... I did not make it to this one but it sounded nice and alcohol fueled...lots of TR and KLB comments...a drunken ISP solo...Ruth’s Bday is a topic of discussion..Lots of ambience...nice document if you were there, if not, it’s ok to hear once.~ Tony
5/27/00 KALAMAZOO STATE THEATER AUDIENCE (DAT) 72:22/69:27
Track List:CD ONE: I HATE MY FRICKIN' ISP. PLAY THIS GAME. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LOVE IN ACTION. THE IKON. OPEN MY EYES. BLACK AND WHITE. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. YER FAST. TEMPORARY SANITY. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED CD TWO: BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. THE SURF TALKS. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. BONUS TRACKS FROM OTHER EARLY SHOWS (INCLUDES CLEVELAND): FIX YOUR GAZE. TRAPPED. CLICHE'. YER FAST. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. SECRET SOCIETY. HAMMER IN MY HEART. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. HAMMER IN MY HEART.
Note:This show was captured early in the tour. Todd’s voice and other vocals are clear but the sound is a bit distant due to the house sound/mix. Still a good recording and neat set list with Train included (sounded good 3 piece). As with the tour, Surf Talks is a momentum killer. This is a good one for an early status check.
6/2/00 KANSAS CITY BEAUMONT CLUB AUDIENCE (ROBERT KNIGHT)
Date Added:9/22/2002
Track List:CD ONE: I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. LOVE IN ACTION. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. THE IKON. YER FAST. CLICHE'. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. TEMPORARY SANITY. BLACK AND WHITE. TRAPPED. BUFFALO GRASS. CD TWO: HAMMER IN MY HEART. OPEN MY EYES. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:This is another listenable audie from KC - performance is decent. sound -there is some yap. You’ll want this if you were there but there are probably a few better than this sound quality wise-this tour produced a lot of people wanting it all...It was a pretty cool tour. Thanks Robert for turning this one up....
6/3/00 MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA ZOO EXCELLENT AUDIENCE (SOUNDS LIKE DAT) 66:08/42:38
Date Added:5/12/2002
Track List:CD ONE: I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BLACK AND WHITE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. YER FAST. TRAPPED. LOVE IN ACTION. PLAY THIS GAME. CLICHE'. BANG ON THE UKELELE. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. OPEN MY EYES. CD TWO: MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. THE IKON. HAMMER IN MY HEART. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Long after the fact-this really nice set comes in from Jamie Slatterty - where was it all this time? really nice recording-devoid of all yap and fairly well mixed -although Todd could be louder (gtr. wise)-like the other shows- but this something special and all who collect the better sounding shows from this tout will want this one-one thing that makes this special is the inclusion of hit me like a train which was rarely performed on this tour. In my opinion, it worked much better than the Surf Talks (which was a train wreck...) which is not here. Pretty tight for very early on. Nice one here.~ Tony
6/5/00 ENGLEWOOD COLORADO GOTHIC THEATER AUDIENCE(SOUNDS LIKE DIGITAL FORMAT) 60:41/44:08
Track List:CD ONE: I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. PLAY THIS GAME. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BLACK AND WHITE. FIX YOUR GAZE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. TRAPPED. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. YER FAST. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. CD TWO: BANG THE UKE DAILY. SECRET SOCIETY. OPEN MY EYES. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. HAMMER IN MY HEART. THE SURF TALKS. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Another late comer-great quality audience job from this supposed last tour. This sounds to me like it was recorded near a balcony with very little talk at all. The Band was starting to cook and background vocals are getting there/on the verge of arrival....this is another to hold us until Todd gets the recordings of Chicago, Anaheim, etc... into our hands...~ Tony
6/9/00 SEATTLE KING CAT THEATER AUDIENCE(DAT) 56:39/55:05
Track List:CD ONE: I HATE MY FIRCKIN ISP. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BLACK AND WHITE. YER FAST. THE IKON. OPEN MY EYES. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. TRAPPED. FIX YOUR GAZE. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. PLAY THIS GAME. CD TWO: CLICHE'. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. LOVE IN ACTION. TEMPORARY SANITY. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. HAMMER IN MY HEART. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Beautiful DAT jobber in grunge-land by Mr. John Bronskill. For history's sake, this was the first us Left Coast show. The sound obviously was very good and balanced in the Cat. You may know John's work from the Seattle ‘98 solo shows...this one really sounds super. The Band is starting a fire...
6/11/00 MARITIME HALL SAN FRANCISCO CA AUDIENCE(DAT) 56:28/53:51
Track List:DISC ONE: INTRO.I HATE MY FRICKIN' ISP. PLAY THIS GAME. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. YER FAST. BLACK & WHITE. TRAPPED. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. # 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. OPEN MY EYES. LOVE IN ACTION. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. DISC TWO: BANG ON THE UKE ALL DAY. TEMPORARY SANITY. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN & BUSTED. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. THE IKON. HAMMER IN MY HEART. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:Super fine DAT audience recording done by somebody who really knows how to do it. Very clear - good balance- good show-and little audience chatter. Note that ‘Hit Me Like A Train’ is still in the set at this time. It’s great that finally this tour has a good number of great sounding/recorded audience shows and this is one of the special ones. Although an audience recording, We get the whole show here, as opposed to the Pro - version official awsome DVD by Image Management which is very much available through on-line houses such as Amazon This DVD is ESSENTIAL for any Todd Fan. Grab it! Support the artist!~ Warren
6/18/00 ANAHEIM SUN THEATER AUDIENCE(DAT) 65:30/62:58
Track List:CD ONE: HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. PLAY THIS GAME. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. LOVE IN ACTION. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. BLACK AND WHITE. YER FAST. TEMPORARY SANITY. THE IKON.OPEN MY EYES CD TWO: CLICHE'. BANG ON THE UKE ALL DAY. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. HAMMER IN MY HEART. THE SURF TALKS. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:Another great sounding result. This evidently was a poorly attended affair as Todd says before he plays a note:"the people are sure taking their time to fill the place up...” nonetheless, Todd and co plays a charged show and so charged that they restart train again. Train was gone after this but if you listen to the CDrs it actually sounds good 3 piece (better than 1/2 twist versions). However, Surf Talks continues to be a momentum killer (as there just is not enough live playing on it to make it work). Those items said, this was a high energy and excellent show captured beautifully. One of the better recordings of the tour. This was the show that Kaz broke his foot, and then appeared at Jaxxs with a cast that was placed on his foot at a DC area hospital on the 20th.~ Tour
6/20/00 SPRINGFIELD VA JAXXS AUDIENCE 70:27/70:32
Track List:CD ONE: I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. PLAY THIS GAME. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BLACK AND WHITE. FIX YOUR GAZE. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. TRAPPED. YER FAST. CLICHE' (CUTS AT VERY END). BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. TEMPORARY SANITY. THE IKON. OPEN MY EYES CD TWO: LOVE IN ACTION. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. HAMMER IN MY HEART. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Barry Beseigel has rescued this show in my collection. His version here is a significant upgrade of this first east Trio show from my master. This is a good show but Todd's guitar still is a bit low and the system did not provide a great sound that nite but Barry’s is still a strong recording and is the first fully "gimped" Kaz show.~ Tony
6/23/00 WESTBURY MUSIC FAIR WESTBURY LONG ISLAND AUDIENCE (MIKE ADRIAN- DAT/AUDIO TECH 802 MIC) 65:34/71:54
Date Added:11/29/2000
Track List:CD ONE: I HATE MY FRICKIN' ISP. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BLACK AND WHITE. FIX YOUR GAZE. LOVE IN ACTION. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. YER FAST. SECRET SOCIETY. CLICHE'. BANG THE UKE DAILY. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. TRAPPED. CD TWO: THE IKON. OPEN MY EYES. TEMPORARY SANITY. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. HAMMER IN MY HEART. THE SURF TALKS. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Another great show caught by Mike Adrian. Great sound system, good balance and good show. The pacing of this show wrecked at Surf Talks, but on balance. a keeper for sure. This is spectacular as is right now.~ Tony... This recording has made it's way globally on the Web. It appears on many of the bootleg Blogspots. ESSENTIAL.~ Warren
6/24/00 UNCASVILLE CT MOHEGAN SUN CASINO AUDIENCE(DAT) 57:06/54:51
Track List:CD ONE: I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. NO.1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. LOVE IN ACTION. TRAPPED. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. PLAY THIS GAME. BLACK AND WHITE. CLICHE'. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY CD TWO: SECRET SOCIETY. THE IKON. OPEN MY EYES. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. YER FAST. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. HAMMER IN MY HEART. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:This well attended free show was captured on DAT by my bud Jim Farrell. Jim has done a number of great northeast captures for years now. Sound is good. Hall sound is present and big but not too distant. Very enjoyable. Again this show has a small problem in places where trey is the loudest and Todd's gtr. is too low (as was the big challenge on this tour for tapers). The order is a little different here and the yap factor is very low which is amazing considering the reports of chaos that I heard from others who attended this free show. Another fine job by Jim.~ Tony
6/26/00 PITTSBURGH METROPOL AUDIENCE(MINIDISC) 67:00/57:59
Track List:CD ONE: I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. PLAY THIS GAME. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. TRAPPED. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. LOVE IN ACTION. CLICHE'. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. CD TWO: THE IKON. OPEN MY EYES. YER FAST. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. HAMMER IN MY HEART. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:This sounds about as good as a minidisc can do given the limitations of the tour. What I mean is the consistency of Todd gtr. being mixed too low, only 3 instruments in the mix and trey, who is a hard as hell hitter. Nevertheless, this is not bad. Btw, talked to Todd after the show and he told Cherry and I about the plans for Patronet to possibly have a recorded thing from this tour... this performance is reserved and confident- better than what we have from DC and the sound was better at this venue which was small and caverny...bonus is the "surreal (quote: Kurt s)" CNBC show where the band plays during a business and investment TV lunch show. The show essentially played a 2 hr inquiry into which other guest was a former Todd drummer. Kevin Ellman proves he's been into investments since he left for Beefsteak Charlie’s in ’75… tries to keep up but obviously doesn’t know the 4 piece Utopia arrangement played on the show...enjoy. This was recorded for later broadcast in Toronto. Sound is clear. ~ Tony
6/27/00 EIGHT SECOND SALOON INDIANAPOLIS IN AUDIENCE 57:46/49:03
Date Added:6/30/2002
Track List:CD ONE: I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TALK. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. LOVE IN ACTION. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. THE IKON. OPEN MY EYES. TRAPPED. CLICHE'. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY CD TWO: BLACK AND WHITE. YER FAST. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. SECRET SOCIETY. TEMPORARY SANITY. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. HAMMER IN MY HEART. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:Here’s a late comer I got from Eddie from Germany...not real bad recording but what is troublesome is the lack of low end- many times the bass is not audible and that means trouble when you have a 3 piece... if you were there you should have it cause it’s not that bad really of you crank up the low end (maybe someone can re-EQ??) but there are many better -but not a bad performance-on the whole, solos were about par for a Trio show...~ Tony
7/3/00 ROCHESTER MICHIGAN MEADOW BROOK MUSIC FESTIVAL AUDIENCE 34:39/60:22
Track List:CD ONE: (MISSING 1ST FEW) LOVE IN ACTION. TRAPPED. FIX YOUR GAZE. YER FAST. BLACK AND WHITE. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY CD TWO: BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. SECRET SOCIETY. THE IKON. OPEN MY EYES. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. TEMPORARY SANITY. HAMMER IN MY HEART. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:This was recorded by Marc Linovitz via mini-disc who did a great job here. You can hear some distance/larger hall size but what is important is that Todd’s gtr. is at a pretty good audible level the whole night. The first few tunes were not included but otherwise this is a solid recording and a decent performance by Todd and gang. Too bad it took the dudes this many shows to figure out Todd gtr. Should be louder...~ Tony
7/7/00 PHILADELPHIA KESWICK THEATER AUDIENCE 61:33/61:16
Date Added:1/21/2001
Track List: CD ONE: I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. PLAY THIS GAME. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BLACK AND WHITE. YER FAST. TRAPPED. SECRET SOCIETY. LOVE IN ACTION. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE IN ACTION END. CLICHE'. BANG THE UKE DAILY. CD TWO: MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. HAMMER IN MY HEART. NO1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. THE IKON. OPEN MY EYES. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Another come in after the bell from Mark Levine. This is very good and would be right about smack in the upper middle quality wise and performance a bit higher. Jessie came onstage and stayed from Mystified thru No 1 Lowest and again at the encores....let me specifically state that No 1 Lowest is absolutely the best I heard on this tour not only because of Jessie’s sparse playing but mainly because his presence freed up Kasim to get off and Kaz takes the song where it hadn’t been before with his playing...Anyhow, Ikon is a duel as expected with the Whiskey Train riff splashed liberally around. Good one with Todd exerting and playing good for family and friends.~ Tony
7/8/00 ATLANTIC CITY TRUMP'S TAJ MAHAL XANADU ROOM AUDIENCE(MINI -DISC) 59:49/45:09
Track List:CD ONE: I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. PLAY THIS GAME. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. LOVE IN ACTION. SECRET SOCIETY. HAMMER IN MY HEART. BLACK AND WHITE. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. CD TWO: TEMPORARY SANITY. TRAPPED. YER FAST. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. THE IKON. OPEN MY EYES. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:Great sound system made a good show better. Todd was loose and let it all out ala Pittsburgh 99. Playing guitar a lot looser. Jessie shows up for the last 3. Really pretty fine and inspired performance. Todd even bore down an bit extra on the Ikon and then Jessie gets a solo as well and shows a little influence from what he’s been doing recently with Levin’s band...vocs really great... some throat probs but Todd grits it through on key ..."lunatic fringe, I know you’re out there". This one's pretty decent for an audience.
7/12/00 MONTREAUX JAZZ FESTIVAL W/ BB KING FM? ISTVAN 57:51
Date Added:4/6/2006
Track List:3 TRACKS BLUES JAMS INCL EVERDAY I GET THE BLUES
Note:This is one that Todd told me about in Dallas in 2003- I had heard a blurb about it but didn’t know what was up- this was post Power Trio guys...evidently, the Runt and his bride trekked off a few times recently to this event at the invite of the head of the whole thing-this was a blues jam-Todd told me the thought he sucked as they handed him a gtr and pushed him out on stage..well, the part about sucking was WRONG...he does acquit himself very well against these jazz and blues greats...and BB is very cordial and respectful....the cast include: Joe Sample, George Duke (former Zappa cohort), Clarence Gatemouth brown, Shamika Copeland (a modern blues gal vocalist)and our hero, Todd...This CD is punctuated every 5 min or so by a voice that says ..."Montreaux jazz life (or lite)"...later David Sanborn joins the gang...the music is pretty boring as most jams are with bb constantly peppering the solos with (to the audience): I CANT HEAR YOU!!!...I loved that part about it...in a perverse way...but all in all, I was very pleasantly surprised to see Todd play very well in the company of such esteemed artists, he was obviously being humble in his original portrayal of the event...Nice memento...~ Tony
8/5/00 PITTSBURGH THREE RIVERS REGATTA POINT STATE PARK AUDIENCE(MINI-DISC) 46:10/46:00
Track List:CD ONE: I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. LOVE IN ACTION. FIX YOUR GAZE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TINY DEMONS. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY CD TWO: TRAPPED. BLACK AND WHITE. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. YER FAST. OPEN MY EYES. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:For exposure purposes, the most important gig of the tour. As Todd says, a half million people were there and about the place and Todd was the headliner. Actually about close to half were tuned in at the start and probably 50-100k paid attention thru the end. They did not allow the crowd into a gated area in front of the stage (reserved for radio winners and only about 1/3 full)-Todd refers to it, people are yelling constantly "open the gate". Probs with taping here were: outdoor gig (no walls), inability to get close, yap all around (Roger Steel and I were near the board for best sound), lighting system crashes (many people panicking/scrambling). All that being said, this turned out pretty good. Todd had 90 min to do his thing and so, the show was slightly truncated. Sound was pretty good for outdoors. Crowd response was large on several numbers and Todd does a good job of picking out the tunes/pacing. Someone from the record company needs to take advantage of this and sell some records! Upon leaving, it was hard to believe that Todd played for that large of a crowd (it took forever to walk thru the sea of people there to leave)...~ Tony
8/6/00 HARRISBURG PA WHITAKER CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND THE ARTS AUDIENCE 50:15/42:43
Track List: CD ONE: I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. BLACK AND WHITE. TRAPPED. FIX YOUR GAZE. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN CD TWO: BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YER FAST. SECRET SOCIETY. HAMMER IN MY HEART. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. THE IKON. OPEN MY EYES. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:This was recorded by my pal Barry Beseigel. Fine job of another fine show. Great sounding venue. Note: I Dont Want To Tie You Down - the only one from the tour.~ Tony
8/8/00 WILKES BARRE WOODLANDS AUDIENCE (DAT) TRANSFERED TO CD-R BY HIROSHI KAWAUCHI 47:56/54:36
Track List:CD ONE: I HATE MY FIRCKIN ISP. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. LOVE IN ACTION. YER FAST. LOVE IN ACTION (END). FIX YOUR GAZE. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. PLAY THIS GAME. TRAPPED. CD TWO: YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. SECRET SOCIETY. BLACK AND WHITE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. THE IKON. OPEN MY EYES. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:Another smoker from pt 2 of the tour. Mr. K records it well without much noise. Jessie also guests on this set as he was in town for this free show. As I’ve said before this tour has delivered and here's another real good one to add to the list.~ Tony
8/9/00 NEW YORK CITY IRVING PLAZA AUDIENCE(DAT) 66:37/48:23
Track List:CD ONE: I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BLACK AND WHITE. TRAPPED. LOVE IN ACTION I. YER FAST. SECRET SOCIETY. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. FIX YOUR GAZE. TINY DEMONS. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY CD TWO: MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. LOVE IN ACTION II. HAMMER IN MY HEART. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. THE IKON. OPEN MY EYES. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:Super capture by Mark Steinberg w/o much talk at all. Hot show and yes, he plays Love In Action two times. No matter- each is great...the set gets a little standard on this 2nd leg but this is another great sounding show from this tour. Todd really plays wilder and wilder gtr leads as the tour goes on. ESSENTIAL~ Tony
8/11/00 Y-103 RIB & WINGFEST BOARDMAN OH AUDIENCE (DAT - HIROSHI) 51:36 / 49:30
Date Added:10/25/2000
Track List:CD ONE: I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BLACK AND WHITE. FIX YOUR GAZE. LOVE IN ACTION. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. SECRET SOCIETY. PLAY THIS GAME. CD TWO: CLICHE'. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YER FAST. TRAPPED. HAMMER IN MY HEART. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. THE IKON. OPEN MY EYES. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:This was recorded by our buddy Hiroshi Kawauchi. This was a hot show. As with other tapes at open airs, there are the loud ones in the crowd but this show makes up for it. This one is probably the best one out there now. A hot show/ hot gtr. / slightly ragged voice.-a great show near the end.~ Tony
8/12/00 LANCASTER CHAMELEON CLUB AUDIENCE 58:01/43:17
Track List:CD ONE: I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BLACK AND WHITE. YER FAST. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. LOVE IN ACTION. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. SECRET SOCIETY. TINY DEMONS. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. CD TWO: TRAPPED. FIX YOUR GAZE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. BUFFALO GRASS. ONE WORLD. THE IKON. OPEN MY EYES. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:This was recorded too hot- Todd's voice does distort upon effort. Merely a place holder till we get a hold of another. Barry help me...music is great but the vocals get too hot on peaks...great crowd response. Nutzo crowd as well. Barry has come thru. His recording is superior to what I have, but unfortunately shows how much of the problem the house sound was...You had to feel it...the last full show ever????~ Tony

Date Title Source Time
4/14/01 KASIM SULTAN THE BITTER END NEW YORK AUDIENCE 54:35
Date Added:6/13/2001
Track List:DONT HOLD ME BACK. AFRAID HIMSELF TO BE. BEFORE SHE WAS GONE. SET ME FREE. JUST A LITTLE BIT. SOMETIMES LOVE IS A DANGEROUS THING. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE (GUEST VOCS: PATTI RUSSO). ALL THE RIGHT REASONS. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
Note:Ah, my man Smash comes thru with this excellent audie from April 01. Kazim delivers a personal performance that is well played and sung. He talks a lot about Utopia and brings his meat mate up for a gtr duet on IWHMAD. Set Me Free is also a gtr tune-real unique and a beautiful finale of Lennon's Across The Universe. This is simply a great new audience recording/snapshot of where the man is now.~ Tony
4/27/01 AGOURA HILLS CA CANYON CLUB AUDIENCE DISC (TRANSFERED BY CAROL D'AMICO) 74:49/32:02
Date Added:7/2/2001
Track List:CD ONE: HAMMER IN MY HEART. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. WEST VIRGINA GALS. CLICHÉ. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. COMPASSION. SONG OF THE VIKING. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FREE MALE AND 21. HOUSE CARPENTER. BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. I SAW THE LIGHT. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. TINY DEMONS. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS (CUTS). CD TWO: SLUT, #1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. HAWKING. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL.
Note:Nice solo show where Todd does a few new things. The WV Gals (which btw, I don’t appreciate at all) and House Carpenter come from his days before Harry Smith/Willner thing. BDAB is by itself as well as slut. Please get this from carol (who has a nice page of Todd stuff as well) and is a great long time Todd fan-it’s nice to have some company here. The show is a little rough as you’d expect but really nice to hear him out there doing his thing again (but it would be nice for OH to add some new piano songs-these are still the same as we’ve been digging since his first 81 tour...)~ Tony
6/16/01 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD ANAHEIM SUN THEATER AUDIENCE (FROM MICHELLE KOTLARSKY- CAROL D'AMICO) 66:09/72:23/6:14
Date Added:10/6/2001
Track List:CD ONE: MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. OPEN MY EYES. EYE IN THE SKY. CRAZY ON YOU. MY WIFE. HELLO ITS ME. DON'T ANSWER ME. THE BIGGEST PART OF ME. HOW MUCH I FEEL. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. THE REAL ME. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. DREAMBOAT ANNIE. BARRACUDA. MY GENERATION. CD TWO: BACK IN THE USSR. LADY MADONNA. IM DOWN. FOOL ON THE HILL. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. HERE COMES THE SUN. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS. YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY. REVOLUTION. BLACKBIRD. MAYBE IM AMAZED. RAIN. GET BACK. DAY TRIPPER. LET IT BE. YOU CANT DO THAT. TICKET TO RIDE. HEY JUDE. BIRTHDAY CD THREE: GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END.
Note:Complete early audience show from the La La Land. This may have been one of the better shows captured but there is a good bit of talk through the show that is distracting, yells, etc. it is decent in quality save for that fact-sound is actually good when no yap happens. This is special cause it includes the Steve Luongo performed "You Can’t Do That" which vanished by the time it hit the east coast days later. ~ Tony
6/18/01 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD SARATOGA CA AUDIENCE (PROBABLY DAT OR MD) 66:12/75:32
Date Added:4/23/2002
Track List:CD ONE: MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. OPEN MY EYES. EYE IN THE SKY. CRAZY ON YOU. MY WIFE. HELLO ITS ME. YOURE THE BIGGEST PART OF ME. THATS HOW MUCH I FEEL. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. THE REAL ME. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. DREAMBOAT ANNIE.BARRACUDA. MY GENERATION. CD TWO: BACK IN THE USSR. LADY MADONNA. IM DOWN. FOOL ON THE HILL. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. HERE COMES THE SUN. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. EVERYBODYS GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE 'CEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY. REVOLUTION. DAY TRIPPER. I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND (PREMIERE?). RAIN. LET IT BE. TICKET TO RIDE. HEY JUDE. BIRTHDAY. GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END.
Note:Here is a very good recording from the early days of the AWDAR scene. You can hear them figure out I Wanna Hold...as well as the inclusion of Let It Be which vanished soon thereafter-you can see the different running order as well. Not much yap here-this is good-they were still working out the kinks, but by champion, pa-the list would be set. Thanks to Dennis Donahue for info.
6/19/01 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD SARATOGA SPRINGS NY AUDIENCE 66:07/69:57
Date Added:5/27/2002
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. OPEN MY EYES. EYE IN THE SKY. CRAZY ON YOU. MY WIFE. HELLO ITS ME. DONT ANSWER ME. YOURE THE BIGGEST PART OF ME. THATS HOW MUCH I FEEL. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. THE REAL ME. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. DREAMBOAT ANNIE. BARRACUDA. MY GENERATION. CD TWO: BACK IN THE USSR. LADY MADONNA. IM DOWN. FOOL ON THE HILL. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. HERE COMES THE SUN. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. MAYBE IM AMAZED. RAIN. BLACKBIRD. EVERYBODYS GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE 'CEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY. REVOLUTION. DAY TRIPPER. TICKET TO RIDE. I WANNA HOLD YOU HAND. HEY JUDE. BIRTHDAY. GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END.
Note:This is a quite fine job for probably 70% of the show, then Ann Wilson says come on down close and its gone- after that muddy, yap but before its real nice-in the earlier - Todd not espcially talking much this show. still real good up until Rain.~ Tony
6/26/01 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD HOUSTON ARENA THEATER TX AUDIENCE (MINI-DISC) 67:01/51:21
Date Added:8/14/2001
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. OPEN MY EYES. EYE IN THE SKY. CRAZY ON YOU. MY WIFE. HELLO ITS ME. DONT ANSWER ME. YOURE THE BIGGEST PART OF ME. THATS HOW MUCH I FEEL. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. THE REAL ME. DREAMBOAT ANNIE. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. BARRACUDA. MY GENERATION. CD TWO:. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. MAYBE IM AMAZED. RAIN. BLACKBIRD. EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY. REVOLUTION. DAY TRIPPER. TICKET TO RIDE. I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND. HEY JUDE. BIRTHDAY. GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT. THE END.
Note:This good audie comes from down south..good sound, some talk, but not that bad overall- the sound is strong-the CDs miss early part of set 2, but whats here shows it to be an exciting stop.
6/30/01 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD CHAMPION PA SEVEN SPRINGS RESORT AUDIENCE (MINI-DISC) 59:43/73:51
Date Added:7/2/2001
Track List:CD ONE: MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. (MISSING OPEN MY EYES). EYE IN THE SKY. CRAZY ON YOU. MY WIFE. HELLO ITS ME. DONT ANSWER ME. YOURE THE BIGGEST PART OF ME. THATS HOW MUCH I FEEL. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. THE REAL ME. DREAMBOAT ANNIE. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. BARRACUDA. MY GENERATION. CD TWO: BACK IN THE USSR. LADY MADONNA. IM DOWN. FOOL ON THE HILL. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. HERE COMES THE SUN. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. MAYBE IM AMAZED. RAIN. BLACKBIRD. EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY. REVOLUTION. DAY TRIPPER. TICKET TO RIDE. I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND. HEY JUDE. BIRTHDAY. GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT. THE END.
Note:This first in offering from this tour only excludes a great version of OME. However, sound is strong and the performance is excellent. Vocs (esp background) in the show are strong. Todd’s goofball comments add the levity. He and Ann Wilson make a great pair with the banter. Clearly it’s the Todd and aw show-Ann can simply sing her or anyone else's ass off. Todd sings most of the Beatles set but gtr weeps is the shit-great Todd leads. Many more to come-this is a tour not to miss- don’t just nab the CD, go to a show-the Beatles (no matter what anyone says) were clearly the greatest band ever and this tour only accentuates that fact. Catch it while you can-too late tomorrow...Much better (in my opinion) than Ringo's Greatest overplayed hits tours-these are the Beatles (actually Todd calls them the "dumb Beatles")
7/4/01 KENOSHA WI PRIVATE PARTY W/TODD AT CATHY LEE B'S HOME DIRECT FROM THE 'DECK'! 68:21
Date Added:12/21/2002
Track List:INTRO. WEST VIRGINIA GIRLS. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. HAMMER IN MY HEART. THE HOUSECARPENTER. SONG OF THE VIKING (AB'TED). MYSTIFIED. LOVE IN ACTION. TINY DEMONS. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL
Note:Special note on this one by my Partner Jeff 'Weavil' Gauss: “Private Party at CLB's in Kenosha on 7/4/1, this will be the FIRST full-sharing of my SBD MASTER cassette...YEP, the show with me backing up Todd on "Mystified" and TR playing my axes running thru my pedals and '66 Fender Bassman amp while singing into my Sure 58 mic and P.A. This is taken directly from my Yamaha MT120 Multi-TRack cassette tape recorder, to Maxell UD-XL II using built-in dbx, atop my P.A. Head-which fed the stereo signal to the Deck. It was played back on this same Deck directly into Cakewalk, using gold ends, in 2008 at The Lizardz' Old Den. NO EQ-ing/normalizing/or ANY digital treatment or manipulation...sTRaight-up! Very intimate affair on July 4 of last year... talks loosely but aims to please-the keyboard is not satisfactory for the purposes then TR turns to the gtr...nice one off. Yes...I've somehow waited this long to bust out this beauty as digital flies. The CD saw the light of day by a close few. Greatest Day Ever!"~ Jeff
The story goes that CLB and Weavil (& others) actually intercepted Todd (while he was in Chicago) to come out to CLB's home in Kenosha. They gathered about a hundred people at $100 a pop and Jeff and some others provided the equipment and the sound. And off it went! This is indeed a 'greatest day' as Jeff put it.~ Warren
7/5/01 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD CHICAGO IL 'A TASTE OF CHICAGO' AUDIENCE (JOHN HUGHES) 71:00/71:31
Date Added:11/13/2001
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. OPEN MY EYES. EYE IN THE SKY. CRAZY ON YOU. MY WIFE. HELLO ITS ME. DONT ANSWER ME. YOURE THE BIGGEST PART OF ME. THATS HOW MUCH I FEEL. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. THE REAL ME. DREAMBOAT ANNIE. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. BARRACUDA. MY GENERATION. CD TWO: BACK IN THE USSR. LADY MADONNA. IM DOWN. FOOL ON THE HILL. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. HERE COMES THE SUN. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. MAYBE IM AMAZED. RAIN. BLACKBIRD. EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY. REVOLUTION. DAY TRIPPER. TICKET TO RIDE. I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND. HEY JUDE. BIRTHDAY. GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT. THE END.
Note:So The Who guy talks to the Todd guy and we discover another great AWDAR show- as a benefit we get this real strong audie from Chicago that stands well against all AWDAR shows. The performance was strong and it sounds like a fun time in chi-town...This tour is exactly the same except for a few quips in between songs but for those who were there-you need this-another real strong AWDAR show from the Who contingent- Thanks John!~ Tony
7/10/01 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD UNCASVILLE MOHEGAN SUN CASINO DUB FROM AUDIENCE VIDEO 55:00/64:21
Date Added:5/29/2002
Track List:CD ONE: (CUTS IN). EYE IN THE SKY. CRAZY ON YOU. MY WIFE. HELLO ITS ME. DONT ANSWER ME. YOURE THE BIGGEST PART OF ME. THATS HOW MUCH I FEEL. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. THE REAL ME. DREAMBOAT ANNIE. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. BARRACUDA. MY GENERATION. CD TWO: BACK IN THE USSR. LADY MADONNA. IM DOWN. FOOL ON THE HILL. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. HERE COMES THE SUN. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. MAYBE IM AMAZED. RAIN. BLACKBIRD. EVERYBODYS GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE 'CEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY. REVOLUTION. TICKET TO RIDE. DAY TRIPPER. I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND. HEY JUDE. BIRTHDAY. GOLDEN SLUMBER/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END.
Note:This is a very average audie from Uncasville. Show is decent- some yap. Made the rounds on video that ran in Goldmine- I cant imagine paying for this... if you were there, OK...if not, theres many better.~ Tony
7/17/01 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD VIENNA VA WOLFTRAP FILENE CENTER AUDIENCE (DAT OR MINI-DISC) MARK LINOVITZ
Date Added:10/22/2001
Track List:CD ONE: MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. OPEN MY EYES. EYE IN THE SKY. CRAZY ON YOU. MY WIFE. HELLO ITS ME. DONT ANSWER ME. YOURE THE BIGGEST PART OF ME. THATS HOW MUCH I FEEL. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. THE REAL ME. DREAMBOAT ANNIE. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. BARRACUDA. MY GENERATION. CD TWO: BACK IN THE USSR. LADY MADONNA. IM DOWN. FOOL ON THE HILL. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. HERE COMES THE SUN. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. MAYBE IM AMAZED. RAIN. BLACKBIRD. EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY. REVOLUTION. DAY TRIPPER. TICKET TO RIDE. I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND. HEY JUDE. BIRTHDAY. GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT. THE END.
Note:This is a clear show further down the tour road in front of at least 10k folks in the big shed-a far cry from the intimacy of the earlier shows. The place was pretty full. This is an upgrade to the listing of mine earlier in the year. Sound is still from a big hall but this is not as distant as the previous listing. Not much yap at all. Sound is strong and the performance is excellent. Vocs (esp background) in the show are strong. Same comments-Todd steals the Beatles set again and I heard a number of non Toddites conceding the fact in the aisles after the show. This is complete and there will be a few more still coming in. Thanks always to Mark who always does a superb job and this is another in that line of fine recordings.~ Tony
7/19/01 WESTBURY MUSIC FAIR LONG ISLAND NY AUDIENCE 65:00/71:11
Date Added:11/13/2001
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO/DRAGNET THEME. MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. OPEN MY EYES. EYE IN THE SKY. CRAZY ON YOU. MY WIFE. HELLO ITS ME. DONT ANSWER ME. YOURE THE BIGGEST PART OF ME. THATS HOW MUCH I FEEL. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. THE REAL ME. DREAMBOAT ANNIE. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. BARRACUDA. MY GENERATION. CD TWO: BACK IN THE USSR. LADY MADONNA. IM DOWN. FOOL ON THE HILL. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. HERE COMES THE SUN. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. MAYBE IM AMAZED. RAIN. BLACKBIRD. EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY. REVOLUTION. DAY TRIPPER. TICKET TO RIDE. I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND. HEY JUDE. BIRTHDAY. GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT. THE END.
Note:The first two versions I got of this were average audies especially compared to the others around but a big Entwhistle/Who fan John Hughes traded notes with me and we discovered this superior version of Westbury-this is. Clearly a cut above the other two versions floating around-this one stands up well against em all and has very little talk and sound is strong. Very good recommended version from John.~ Tony.
7/22/01 SCHENECTADY NY THE AGNES MACDONALD MUSIC HAVEN AUDIENCE (MARK STEINBERG) 66:40/23:44
Date Added:8/23/2001
Track List:CD ONE: HAMMER IN MY HEART. CLICHE'. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. WEST VIRGINIA GIRLS. I SAW THE LIGHT. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. NEVER NEVER LAND. MATED. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. HOUSE CARPENTER. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. LUCKY GUY. CD TWO: LADY MADONNA. I WANT YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL.
Note:Wow. Back to back dates. The shows are typical of the last so many years with the addition of the 2 Harry Smith tunes (WV guys suck, you say??). This show was a little rushed due to the Abbey show later that night--Jesse plays in Bossa style-Lady Madonna was totally off the cuff (repeated in NYC). The piano gets rougher and rougher as time goes on. Soon we will have gtr shows only or he will be forced to practice to even get thru the same tunes we’ve heard for years-since this is a two-off, we can’t be too picky I guess. He did kick major ass on the Abbey shows-so whatdaya want??? I tell you what-there are few, if any folks who consistently deliver as good of quality as Mark Steinberg. Ggreat sound with no distortion and little to zero yap.~ Tony
7/23/01 NEW YORK CITY BB KINGS AUDIENCE DAT (MARK STEINBERG) 57:29/62:54
Date Added:8/23/2001
Track List:CD ONE: I WANNA BE YOUR MAN (SPOKEN). HAMMER IN MY HEART. LYSISTRADA. CLICHE'. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TINY DEMONS. WEST VIRGINIA GIRLS. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. I SAW THE LIGHT. NEVER NEVER LAND. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. LADY MADONNA. CD TWO: IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. THE HOUSE CARPENTER. LUCKY GUY. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. THE WHEEL. HAWKING.
Note:The second part from Mr. S. Even better sound, better performance. Some different songs but the piano is the same. Jesse is super-Todd sings well....btw, I believe the House Carpenter is one of the best things Todd’s done in years-it just fits his voice and style so well over the wash of sound from (I assume) foamy. Much better than the day before and a longer show to boot. Another Mark' s masterpiece.I think this also now available as a full 'Jewel Case' presentation at TR Bazaar as well.~ Tony
7/26/01 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD BROOKLYN SUMMER STAGE DAT (RECORDED/ TRANSFERRED - JAMEY SUSSMAN) 73:26/74:42
Date Added:1/13/2002
Track List:CD ONE: DRAGNET INTRO. MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. OPEN MY EYES. EYE IN THE SKY. CRAZY ON YOU. MY WIFE. HELLO ITS ME. DONT ANSWER ME. YOURE THE BIGGEST PART OF ME. THATS HOW MUCH I FEEL. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. THE REAL ME. DREAMBOAT ANNIE. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. BARRACUDA. MY GENERATION. CD TWO: BACK IN THE USSR. LADY MADONNA. IM DOWN. FOOL ON THE HILL. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. HERE COMES THE SUN. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. MAYBE IM AMAZED. RAIN. BLACKBIRD. EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY. REVOLUTION. DAY TRIPPER. TICKET TO RIDE. I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND. HEY JUDE. BIRTHDAY. GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT. THE END.
Note:This is simply THE best one out there -delivered late but never too late. This is simply recorded by great equipment from a good friend who does this stuff for a living. It is an outside show-not a board but as good of an audience job as can be done in an outdoor show. Simply superb. In fact-the recording is so good that it shows the troupe's harmonies are wavering and a bit sloppy in places but jeez they are copying the fab four in the studio and many songs which they never played live-performance is on par with the others.. A little better than usual but somewhat ragged and towards the end of the us line. Dont miss this one. ESSENTIAL-PRO JOB
7/27/01 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD SEWELL NJ AUDIENCE 67:37/77:32
Date Added:10/7/2003
Track List:CD ONE: MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. OPEN MY EYES. EYE IN THE SKY. CRAZY ON YOU. MY WIFE. HELLO ITS ME. DONT ANSWER ME. THE BIGGEST PART OF ME. THATS HOW MKUCH I FEEL. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. THE REAL ME. DREAMBOAT ANNIE. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. BARRACUDA. MY GENERATION CD TWO: BACK IN THE USSR. LADY MADONNA. IM DOWN. FOOL ON THE HILL. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (2 STARTS). MAYBE IM AMAZED. RAIN. BLACKBIRD. EVERYBODYS GOT SOMETHIG TO HIDE CEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY. DAY TRIPPER. TICKET TO RIDE. REVOLUTION. I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND. HEY JUDE. BIRTHDAY. GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END
Note:This believe it or not has been passed around probably as widely as any AWDAR recording out there. what a shame because although the performance is good, the sound is one of the weaker from this tour with a higher level of yap than most and not as good fidelity as say, Brooklyn, Saratoga or most of the others..When will people stop trying to sell this crap? I’m sure if you go to your $25-$30 bootleg store, they’ll have this and people who buy it will probably be marginally satisfied as it’s not that bad-it’s just that there are several better ones-but this is the one that shows up where they sell this stuff. Please don’t give these guys any of your money-if any money is to be exchanged, it should go to the artists-anyone who thinks differently (I think) is simply wrong and greedy and that is the problem that ruins everything for everyone. Sorry to rant, this CD is average. But there are numerous highlights to mention-first of all-the night was recorded professionally and that’s why there are a couple of false starts when Todd and Ann forget the words to While My Guitar... And Maybe I’m Amazed.... also the Jeopardy theme precedes Bang On The Drum......my suggestion is to roll off the bass when you get this (Entwhistle's rumble. RIP) and it opens up nicely...if you want this show-get this version for sure......and don’t buy bootleg Todd stuff, OK??????? Thanks to Mr. W~ Tony
8/12/01 KASIM SULTAN KEN'S BAR & GRILL MADISON WISCONSON JEFF 'WEAVIL' GAUSS (SOUNDBOARD?) 79:47
Date Added:10/23/2002
Track List:BABY DONT HOLD ME BACK. AFRAID HIMSELF TO BE. SET ME FREE. ALONE. JUST A LITTLE BIT. SOMETIMES LOVE IS A DANGEROUS THING. BEFORE SHE WAS GONE. SAY YEAH. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. THE ONE SURE THING. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. ALL THE RIGHT REASONS. ONE WORLD.
Note:This is stunning recording of the 1st short jaunt of 01 and it pleases big time. the set list differs from the Zigs- Kaz is talking to the crowd about sales of 1st LP, he has a new gtr that strings are slipping on, his voice is a bit worn and he is alone (no Doug)-he doesn’t seem to know the words to one world but who cares...it was a fun little show where Kaz was testing out the waters for his current solo jaunt-recording was flawless and sounds unedited. Super find from Mr. G who has habit of getting some good stuff out there-thanks Jeff...This one is hot.~ Tony
8/12/01 KASIM SULTON KENS BAR AND GRILL MADISON WI (BOARD) MULTI-TRACK MIXDOWN BY STUDIO EARTH (COURTESY ‘WEAVIL’) N/A
Date Added:10/3/2016
Track List:INTRO/TUNING.AFRAID HIMSELF TO BE.SET ME FREE.ALONE.JUST A LITTLE BIT /TICKET TO RIDE.SOMETIMES LOVE IS A DANGEROUS THING.BEFORE SHE WAS GONE.SAY YEAH. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.THE ONE SURE THING. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.ALL THE RIGHT REASONS.ONE WORLD.
Note:This excellent sound console recording (care of Jeff ‘Weavil’ Gauss) sparkles! I didn’t even know it was ‘out there’!? I found it only by perusing the TRC Forum. Kasim doing his thing in 2001. Much thanks to my Partner Jeff. I think he actually booked this arrangement in Madison. ESSENTIAL!~ Warren
10/19/01 HARRISBURG PA WHITAKER CENTER AUDIENCE MINI-DISC (2 SOURCESS: MARK LINOVITZ & RICHARD SEITER) 74:41/47:33
Date Added:11/13/2001
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LYSISTRADA. CLICHE'. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. MATED. HAMMER IN MY HEART. CD TWO: LOVE AND WHITE. BLACK AND WHITE(ABORTED). SLUT. NEVER NEVER LAND. HELLO ITS ME. FIDELITY. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. I WANT YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. HAWKING.
Note:Another good one for this first nite of the tour. A little rough in places and inclusion of Hello It's Me as well as Fidelity (wish we would hear this live on keys solo like 96-97)- enjoyable as Todd is as acerbic and fearless in the face of the scare about 3 Mile Island and the closure of the Harrisburg airport the day of the show. Another show, strong sound from the venue-another good one.~ Tony
10/20/01 SPRINGFIELD VA JAXXS AUDIENCE MINI-DISC (MARK LINOVITZ) 71:46/50:30
Date Added:11/13/2001
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. LYSISTRADA. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. TOO FAR GONE. FREE MALE AND 21. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. NEVER NEVER LAND. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. MATED. LUCKY GUY. CD TWO: HELLO ITS ME. FIDELITY. SLUT. TINY DEMONS. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. ONE WORLD. LOVE IN ACTION. I WANT YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. HAWKING.
Note:Mark aces the Jaxxsville and delivers probably the most noise free and possibly the best recording of Todd I’ve heard pulled from this challenging venue. The show is a little better than Harrisburg but as you can see the list has changed barely from the night before. Good show- the encores are spirited-another one to get from this short jaunt. Lots of tunes this night. No Wheel, yes Hawking.~ Tony
10/23/01 ANNAPOLIS RAMS HEAD TAVERN MINI-DISC (3 SOURCES: BARRY, SARA KREIGER, RICHARD SEITER) 69:21/42:34
Date Added:12/7/2001
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LYSISTRADA. CLICHE'. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. TOO FAR GONE. FREE MALE AND 21. HAWAIIAN SONG. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. NEVER NEVER LAND. LUCKY GUY. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. MATED CD TWO: LADY MADONNA. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TINY DEMONS. LOVE IN ACTION. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. I WANT YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Wow-three good versions of this show have been had- I give the nod to Barry’s as being the best mostly due to completeness and pretty much no yap at all. The other 2 version are both very good recordings. The show is pretty good- he did have this new mp3 going on. LIA sounds weird solo gtr wise but what the hell we’ve heard No 1 Lowest solo, so... not as bad as people would say-some new key songs would’ve been nice but this is probably the most enjoyable and least jarring show I’ve heard from this tour..(Then again this is the first I’ve had to miss for a long time) recommended-great job by all 3.~ Tony
10/26/01 GLENSIDE PA KESWICK THEATER AUDIENCE (DAT BY ROY GOLDBERG) 67:24/56:43
Date Added:11/5/2001
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LYSISTRADA. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE'. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. TOO FAR GONE. FREE MALE AND 21. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CD TWO: FUNNY HAWAIIAN SONG. NEVER NEVER LAND. LUCKY GUY. LADY MADONNA. HELLO ITS ME. FIDELITY. LOVE IN ACTION. SLUT. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. I WANT YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. HAWKING.
Note:Very clear DAT recording that is virtually bereft of any yap. Good place to record-it almost sounds sheltered. another fine one by Roy G. as you know, this was the first show post-Allentown meltdown-so he mentions it and rebounds nicely-set list the same-safe-same piano tunes-he was pretty on this night -would have been nice to hear the House Carpenter song again. This is a very good DAT recording. More to come soon. At least he pasted some different things together here- even though I’ve been harsh sometimes, I don’t think this is that bad-his piano is actually way above the average lately on this one.
10/27/01 NEW YORK CITY BB KINGS AUDIENCE (DAT) SMASHMARK 61:59/54:40
Date Added:12/7/2001
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LYSISTRADA. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. TOO FAR GONE. FREE MALE AND 21. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. BELIEVE IN ME (JESSE GRESS) CD TWO: MATED. NEVER NEVER LAND. LADY MADONNA. HELLO ITS ME. FIDELITY. LOVE IN ACTION. SLUT. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. I WNAT YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Smash comes in with a nice recording from a decent show. There is a bit of talk and rumble of audience throughout as is the custom in NYC but the sound is real nice-the show is not that bad-id heard that this one was weak but the CDs prove otherwise-actually the piano portion is not bad at all and Todd’s voice was rough to start but comes around as the show moves along.~ Tony
11/9/01 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD TOKYO KOSEINENKIN HALL AUDIENCE (DAT) HIROSHI KAWAUCHI 58:37/43:33
Date Added:12/26/2001
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO/DRAGNET. MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. EYE IN THE SKY. BARRACUDA. HELLO IT'S ME. YOU'RE THE BIGGEST PART OF ME. THE REAL ME. BACK IN THE U.S.S.R. LADY MADONNA. IM DOWN. FOOL ON THE HILL. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. HERE COMES THE SUN. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. CD TWO: MAYBE IM AMAZED. RAIN. BLACKBIRD. EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE �CEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY. REVOLUTION. DAY TRIPPER. TICKET TO RIDE. I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND. HEY JUDE. BIRTHDAY. GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END.
Note:Hiroshi clocks in with this super clean audience from the Japan leg. As you can see, the set list is significantly shortened on the solo end (Todd just does HIM) but it does end up highlighting the Beatles much more significantly. Beatles set is same-super show-Todd delivers a solid performance which was above average inspiration-wise. Good one here.~ Tony
11/11/01 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD OSAKA KOSEINENKIN HALL TOKYO AUDEINCE (HIROSHI KAWAUCHI) 51:38/56:09
Date Added:2/10/2002
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO/DRAGNET. MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. EYE IN THE SKY. BARRACUDA. HELLO IT'S ME. YOU'RE THE BIGGEST PART OF ME. THE REAL ME. BACK IN THE U.S.S.R. LADY MADONNA. IM DOWN. FOOL ON THE HILL. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. YESTERDAY. CD TWO: BALLAD OF JED CLAMPETT (OFF THE CUFF). HERE COMES THE SUN. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. MAYBE IM AMAZED. RAIN. BLACKBIRD. EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE CEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY. REVOLUTION. DAY TRIPPER. TICKET TO RIDE. I WANNA HOLD YOU HAND. HEY JUDE. BIRTHDAY. GOLDEN SLUMBERS / CARRY THAT WEIGHT / THE END
Note:The top Todd fan in Japan, Hiroshi provided me with this good audience from the Osaka venue-one bad thing is the wailing of some fans for who knows who...maybe Todd?? Also it is a bit more distant than the Tokyo show but still it is a decent audience recording of this show-the most notable is the inclusion of yesterday on this tour.~ Tony
11/13/01 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD FUKUOKA JAPAN SUN PALACE AUDIENCE (HIROSHI KAWAUCHI) 54:59/51:51
Date Added:2/10/2002
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO/DRAGNET. MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. EYE IN THE SKY. BARRACUDA. HELLO IT'S ME. YOU'RE THE BIGGEST PART OF ME. THE REAL ME. BACK IN THE U.S.S.R. LADY MADONNA. IM DOWN. FOOL ON THE HILL. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. YESTERDAY. HERE COMES THE SUN. CD TWO: LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. MAYBE IM AMAZED. RAIN. BLACKBIRD. EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE �CEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY. REVOLUTION. DAY TRIPPER. TICKET TO RIDE. I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND. HEY JUDE. BIRTHDAY. GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END.
Note:This is a another fantastic recording on the last stop of the tour. Sound is clear and the band was inspired as they were shutting this thing down. I know I said Osaka was great, and it is, but if I had one to choose I would probably take this one due to the performance-the sound here is super for an audie-very little to zero yap.Thank you Hiroshi!~ Tony
11/13/01 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD SUN PALACE FUKUOKA JAPAN AUDIENCE (‘LOBITO’ TTD) 142:00
Date Added:8/9/2016
Track List:MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR.SIRIUS/EYE IN THE SKY.BARRACUDA. HELLO IT’S ME. YOU’RE THE BIGGEST PART OF ME.THE REAL ME.BACK IN THE U.S.S.R.LADY MADONNA.I’M DOWN.THE FOOL ON THE HILL.WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS.YESTERDAY.HERE COMES THE SUN.LUCY IN THE SKY WITH GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY.MAYBE I’M AMAZED.RAIN.BLACKBIRD. EVERYBODY’S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT ME AND MY MONKEY.REVOLUTION.DAY TRIPPER.TICKET TO RIDE.I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND.HEY JUDE.BIRTHDAY.GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END.
Note:I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t even have this until I did a recent torrent download from TTD by ‘Lobito’. I didn't even know it was 'out there'! Excellent sounding recording from the Japanese leg of A Walk Down Abbey Road Tour - a tribute to The Beatles. If I didn't know it, I would think this is a soundboard. It’s that good. Thank you ‘Lobito’ whoever and wherever you are.~ Warren
By the way 'Hello It's me' is a very good unique version

Alan Parsons: Guitars, Vocals & Keyboard
Todd Rundgren: Guitars & Vocals
*In BOLD is where Todd is predominant on vocals
Ann Wilson: Vocals & Flute
John Entwistle: Bass & Vocals
David Pack: Guitars & Vocals
Godfrey Townsend: Guitars
Steve Loungo: Drums
John Beck: Keyboards
Recording lineage: Dat master>clone> cdr Unknown mics exc aud tape from Dolphinsmile Archives
11/14/01 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD NAGOYA JAPAN SHIMIM KAIKEN HALL AUDIENCE 72:29/38:09
Date Added:6/24/2003
Track List:CD ONE: DRAGNET INTRO/MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. EYE IN THE SKY. BARRACUDA. HELLO ITS ME. YOURE THE BIGGEST PART OF ME. THE REAL ME. BACK IN THE USSR. LADY MADONNA. IM DOWN. FOOL ON THE HILL. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. YESTERDAY. HERE COMES THE SUN. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. MAYBE IM AMAZED. RAIN. BLACKBIRD. CD TWO: EVERYBODYS GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE CEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY. REVOLUTION. DAY TRIPPER. TICKET TO RIDE. I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND. HEY JUDE. JAM/ BIRTHDAY. GOLDEN SLUMBERS. CARRY THAT WEIGHT. THE END.
Note:Another decent but a little inconsistent tape from the last AWDAR shortened stop...the jam on Birthday is pretty weird and is a lot more out there than you'd expect on a rote gig like this...sound is nice at parts and some caramel in others.~ Tony

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2/27/02 KASIM SULTAN ZIG'S ALEXANDRIA VA SOUNDBOARD (FROM MARC LINOVITZ) 72:05
Date Added:3/17/2002
Track List: DONT HOLD ME BACK. AFRAID TO BE HIMSELF. SOMETIMES LOVE IS A DANGEROUS THING. SET ME FREE. ALONE. THE ONE SURE THING. BEFORE SHE WAS GONE. BACK ON THE STREET. CLICHE'. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. IM LOOKING THROUGH YOU. THIS MUST BE LOVE. ONE WORLD. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.
Note:This is an absolutely perfect, I said perfect recording thru the board w/ permission by Marc-Kat dazzles with versions of Alone, and does a better job (in my opinion) than current Todd on Inspiration, Cliché and One World-remember Kaz did sing double lead w/ Todd on Inspiration. If you want to know where the man is today-this is your stop. Top flight recording here-Kaz w/ a guest guitarist on some tunes.
6/12/02 DALLAS BRONCO BOWL CANYON CLUB DAT (BRUCE DAVIS) 64:09/38:48
Date Added:7/10/2002
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LYSISTRADA. TEXAS CONDOM ADVENTURES. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. SONG OF THE VIKING. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. TODD CALLS REX. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. HUNTING JOKE. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT (BOSSA). INFLUENZA (B). YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. HAWKING. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER (B)
Note:My good friend Bruce chips this good recording in from the solo gig in Dallas-there is some chat but not too bad- the only probs of sounds really relate to the hall not having the piano or the Bossa mr3 stuff loud enough. Piano (now to it once a night) was not that bad-not great but no real big clunkers...a few stops but this is the bd show and the crowd sings to him all night. Vocals are nice especially on Hawking-pretty standard set-Inspiration and Too Far usually don’t sneak in that much anymore...this is nice. Bruce does another fine job on this one. Oh yeah-the condom story is funny as well as his actual cell phone call to his son after his minor league game just ended...all in all a good show...~ Tony
6/16/02 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD HONOLULU BLAISDALE ARENA AUDIENCE
Date Added:5/18/2004
Track List:CD ONE: A HARD DAYS NIGHT. DAY TRIPPER. RAIN. HELLO ITS ME (6/8). HELP. GO ALL THE WAY. ALL BY MYSELF. TAXMAN. BAD TIME. IM YOUR CAPTAIN/CLOSER TO HOME. FOR NO ONE. SAILING. RIDE LIKE THE WIND. EYE IN THE SKY. AND I LOVE HER. SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE. ELEANOR RIGBY. WHITE ROOM CD TWO: BACK IN THE USSR. NORWEIGEN WOOD. IF I FELL. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE. NO REPLY. HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK. TICKET TO RIDE. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND. BIRTHDAY. REVOLUTION. GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END.
Note:Well here is the Eric Carmen thing...problem is my copy does skip a bit in places-the recording was average...some yap present but the show has a real jam session vibe..The middle part is an unplugged segment which evidently didn’t survive these shows… but I don’t know why - it seemed to work ok here...Todd dominates the show but the bck vcs on this show were really ragged in places...Jack Bruce/Todd really cooked on the Cream stuff (before the fallout)..Real nice to have this to see what went down -glad someone did record it for sure...Thanks to Jeff for getting this to me...~ Tony
6/19/02 AUSTIN TX THE BACKYARD AUDIENCE (FROM JOHN HUGHES) 53:55
Date Added:7/27/2002
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. PLANE STORY/LYSISTRADA. I DONT WNAT TO TIE YOU DOWN. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. HAWKING
Note:This was passed my way by ‘The Who man’ - John H...the recording is an average audie that is clear enough to hear what’s up but really lacks somewhat in clarity possibly due to the house sound system-if you were there, you’d like this-it really is a decent performance and the piano clinkers aren’t too bad-all in all real good for a first night esp considering the flight in from HI to get there. Recd for those who were there (or are curious). But so far the Dallas is better sound wise.~ Tony
6/29/02 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD LOS ANGELES THE GREEK THEATER RECORDED BY LALO NERN (EDITED/PROCESSED:LIN SPRAGUE) 78:33/60:29
Date Added:7/27/2002
Track List:CD ONE: A HARD DAYS NIGHT. DAY TRIPPER. RAIN. OPEN MY EYES. HELLO, ITS ME. TAXMAN. BAD TIME. CLOSER TO HOME. FOR NO ONE. SAILING. RIDE LIKE THE WIND. EYE IN THE SKY. AND I LOVE HER. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE. ELEANOR RIGBY. WHITE ROOM. CD TWO: NORWEGIAN WOOD. THINGS WE SAID TODAY. IF IF FELL. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE. HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. HERE COMES THE SUN. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. WE CAN WORK IT OUT. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK. TICKET TO RIDE. I FEEL FINE. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND. BIRTHDAY. MY GENERATION (FOR JOHN). BACK IN THE USSR. REVOLUTION. GOLDEN SLUMBERS. CARRY THAT WEIGHT. THE END.
Note:Here is a fab sounding example of this year’s offering-band is Todd, Mark Farner, Chris Cross, AP, Jack Bruce, Godfrey Townshend (again), Steve Murphy, John Beck. Great sound here- the whole thing about Todd not there, then yes there...the promoters really screwed this thing up by not leaving the Todd with the core folks...Carmen drops out-now Todd’s doing much more of them...kind of like the Ringo part II huh? Show is good-hell you couldn’t ask for better songs to play-nice mixture of the better stuff from last year and new stuff-Todd sings I’ve Just Seen A Face...the format is like the Japanese tour but instead the solo works are mixed among the Beatles tunes and stand up well-Todd says a bit about his pal the Ox before the band play My Generation-w/ Todd really wailing vocally on it..word had it that Todd was to tour with Entwistle possibly later this year....what a bummer...anyhow-this is recommended for sure-great recording by Lalo, great tweeks by Lin (as usual)- ESSENTIAL-you go Mr. Lin! Thanks!~ Tony
8/9/02 HERSHEY PA STAR PAVILION AUDIENCE(JOEL KONIKOW) 75:02
Date Added:10/17/2002
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. CLICHE'. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF. BUFFALO GRASS. PARALLEL LINES. HELLO ITS ME. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ROCK LOVE. WAIT FOR ME. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. RICH GIRL. I SAW THE LIGHT. KISS ON MY LIST. HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME (LAST 6 W/ H AND O).
Note:One of my old-timer friends comes through with a killer recording of the Todd tunes at this opening concert of the tour. It’s cool to compare this to say, Indy (last tour) to hear the differences. The DAT sound really comes alive (heavy bass again) when the band comes out on train. Some very small talk is present early but the sound is great and I must say consistent with Joel's sound in the past. Btw, he has been using DAT for a long time now and was one of the first dudes to do really super sounding Todd shows in the 90s and before. Thanks to Joel- the Hall & Oates tunes have a little more crowd noise behind them. As for the performance, it was opening night...so the bugs were being worked out but honestly, it is way better than an opening show that were used to with Todd and a band...particularly of interest is the inclusion of Hammer, Todd tells the audience after a fairly warm reception (after Parallel Lines), "…thanks for indulging me with my most obscure material...” (Huh?)...maybe to a H and O crowd.....rock love is the best for comparison to Indy...it is almost pedestrian-very medium tempo...you can tell the band was trying to get used to the chord changes and pace, the flubs are there but not too many-Todd’s gtr is delayed in spots and is not that loud but all in all, this was good for an opening show. Thank you again, Mr. K...~ Tony
8/11/02 COLUMBIA MARYLAND MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION (W/HALL & OATES) SOURCE ONE (AUDIENCE MINI-DISC BY MARC LINOVITZ) 43:22
Date Added:8/15/2002
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF.BUFFALO GRASS. PARALLEL LINES. HELLO ITS ME. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ROCK LOVE
Note:Mr. Linovitz delivers a fine sounding mini-disc recording at the outdoor shed. I'm Looking At You missing for almost 20 years. Great 3/4 Hello It's Me that gets great response. Parallel Lines is the Night Music/Broadway version/Todd does come out again later in the night w/ Hall & Oates for encores are not included- HOWEVER this is a great recording and a fine document-good recordings and good sound systems help this one-another typical and great job by Marc.~ Tony
8/11/02 COLUMBIA MARYLAND MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION W/HALL & OATES (COMPLETE SHOW) SOURCE TWO (AUDIENCE MINI-DISC RICHARD SEITER)
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF. BUFFALO GRASS. PARALLEL LINES. HELLO ITS ME. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ROCK LOVE. (OUT OF SEQUENCE-TR SINGING W/ H AND O) WAIT FOR ME. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. RICH GIRL. I SAW THE LIGHT. KISS ON MY LIST. HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME. CD TWO: (H AND O ONLY) ADULT EDUCATION. OUT OF TOUCH. SAY IT ISNT SO. DO IT FOR LOVE. SHES GONE. COLOR OF LOVE. ONE ON ONE. EVERYTIME YOU GO AWAY. SARA SMILE. I CANT GO FOR THAT. MANEATER
Note:Richard Seiter checks in with this complete show from the Meriwether ‘Shell’. Todd sound is decent but it is distant compared to Mark L’s. There is some yap but not too much considering the venue...good idea so those who wish to get the Todd tunes can get the single CD...this was a great show and super crowd response...~ Tony
8/17/02 WILMINGTON DELAWARE KAHUNAVILLE AUDIENCE 71:17
Date Added:8/23/2002
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BANG ON THE ACOUSTIC GUITAR DAILY (AC GTR VER). HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF. BUFFALO GRASS. PARALLEL LINES (UAI). HELLO ITS ME (6/8). LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ROCK LOVE. (REMAINING ENOCRE TUNES WITH H+O): WAIT FOR ME. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. RICH GIRL. I SAW THE LIGHT. KISS ON MY LIST. HOT FUN IN THE SUMMER TIME.
Note:Faithful friend Sara checks in with this document from Delaware. The sound of course is carried by T-Bone- very bass heavy has been backed off some. This is the complete Todd tunes. You can hear some talk-but it’s only in spots. Listening to this show had me thinking: odd that Bang On The Drum was w/ acoustic gtr...instead of Cliche'...gtr not loud for Todd on solos on his set...T Bone carries the sound on his big Fender...Parallel Lines performance is magical-better than Meriwether..Todd mentions the Nazz before Hello It's Me- mentions that this started it all off-I guess he’s embracing the white Philly soul trip here-that cool- Beatles to this-just another facet-next he’ll strap on a gtr - that’s why we love him..Rock Love is also superior--Todd does a preacher act a la Love My Life at the end of HIM. Hall’s mic on the dueling encores is much louder than Todd’s-it seems the best dueling takes place on H & O tunes-Darryl just sounds harmonically not as facile with CWSBF and ISTL-probably b/c of the passing chords (btw-where was Change Myself?)-the most inventive Todd gets is with (don’t laugh) Kiss On My List...yes there are claps and stuff here but you can still thoroughly enjoy this one...it’s so odd they picked a Sly Stone tune to close the Philly show-no doubt it was Todd and H & O on the stage, but the crowd heard echoes from Thom Bell, Gamble-Huff, Stylistics, Luther, O jays, Spinners, Chi-Lites, Marvin, Stevie and everyone else who was on the scene to create the 70s soul thing. Something about this reminds me of the Hello People tours -maybe it’s the thick harmonies but hurry up and catch it before he changes hats again! Thanks Sara.~ Tony
8/26/02 DETROIT DTE ENERGY THEATER AUDIENCE JACK GORDON (HALL & OATES MEGA-FAN) 56:52/36:25
Date Added:10/17/2002
Track List:CD ONE: ADULT EDUCATION. OUT OF TOUCH. SAY IT ISNT SO. DO IT FOR LOVE. SHES GONE. COLOR OF LOVE. ONE ON ONE. EVERTIME YOU GO AWAY. SARA SMILE (INCOMPLETE) CD TWO: I CANT GO FOR THAT (CUTS IN). MANEATER. WAIT FOR ME. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. RICH GIRL. I SAW THE LIGHT. KISS ON MY LIST. HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME.
Note:One of the connections that came from this little get together was Mr. Gordon, who runs a site on Hall and Oates...he passed this recording-probably cassette- of the H & O set- no Todd set recorded but he is on the encores...to be fair, the sound is very average compared to what else is out there...for completists...~ Tony Thanks Mr. G....a real nice fellow...~ Tony
9/1/02 INDIANAPOLIS IN RIB AMERICA FESTIVAL AUDIENCE 69:24/60:00
Date Added:9/3/2002
Track List:CD ONE: (TR) INTRO/LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF. BUFFALO GRASS. PARALLEL LINES. HELLO ITS ME. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ROCK LOVE. (H+O) ADULT EDUCATION. OUT OF TOUCH. SAY IT ISNT SO. ILL DO IT FOR LOVE. CD TWP: SHES GONE. COLOR OF LOVE. ONE ON ONE. SARA SMILE. I CANT GO FOR THAT. MANEATER. RICH GIRL. I SAW THE LIGHT. KISS ON MY LIST. BAND INTROS. HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME.
Note:Here is the first complete shows that’s in… is the last date of the tour-many challenges to record this thing-the insane loud lick drum that drills a hole in your chest-the booming low Fender end of T Bone’s bass, the very high level of Darryl’s mic-which is left wide open to catch all his high low vol vocs-these things together make it tough when you are already at an outside festival with tens of thousands in attendance. All of that being said, this is real nice-the bass drum has that sound but doesn’t really distract-as far as the show- the act before was Dicky Betts great southern-who played guitar solos on every Allman Bros tune that went on for eternity-I like jam bands but this one was over the top of the top-I have nothing against them -but I’ve never heard a band play more notes and say less...ahhh..What an inappropriate opening act, but the hardcores left and we filled in...I was in the 10th row center...Todd set was inspired but dogged by road weary...it showed on LCM but from Cliché’ onward it was a different story...Cliche’ was superb, Train was real hot-great gtr playing at the end...superb Looking At You-esp the adlib vocs at the end...Buffalo Grass which was greeted with indifference. In DC was a decided crowd pleaser… here...strange...Todd went nuts on Rock Love- great performance....by the way the show was slightly truncated-missed-Every time You Go Away, Wait For Me, and CWSBF-to tell the truth, I thought Darryl really kinda fucked up CWSBF so I’m not that sorry to see it go....again there is some distortion with the festival bullet bass drum and a few moments of trouble but not mostly all good..-All in all a very listenable full document--not a sdbd, but a strong solid keeper from Indy land. Todd was going nuts with the guitarist of H&O and T-Bone-just hamming it up...ended up with Todd kicking strings, knocking over and tackling the guitarist-they all had a lot of fun and seemed to me to be still close at the end of it all..Super…In short, this sounds real nice but has that kick drum sound that couldn’t be avoided...ESSENTIAL~ Tony
9/16/02 OSAKA JAPAN BLUE NOTE (LATE SHOW) AUDIENCE (HIROSHI) 62:09/32:02
Date Added:10/23/2002
Track List:CD ONE: HAMMER IN MY HEART. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. HELLO ITS ME (SOLO PIANO). LOVE IN ACTION. I SAW THE LIGHT (JG). FIDELITY (JG). NEVER NEVER LAND (JG). LUCKY GUY (JG). MATED (JG). LADY MADONNA (JG). THE WHEEL. CD TWO: HAWKING. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.
Note:"Hello, jazz fans!" Todd greets us...well my bud came thru fab here from a tour that had Todd and Jesse playing exclusively at these venues- here is an early show from this small club tour in Japan which is very similar to the Channel Surfing tour fall of ‘98 we had back here. The shows were 2 a night, very short but very impromptu-I wish I was there. The piano version of HIM does have a major train wreck but that’s the most damage of the night- most of the piano tunes are performed better than the Channel Surfing tour (prob Todd's piano low point-see those shows)-it's definitely better than those days...Todd sounds tired, but happy to be in Japan for what sounds to be a very intimate crowd- he sings well and has a number of tunes to toss off. If performance is what you want Fukuoka is probably a better, but this recording is very nice as well- you need them both-for a tour like this-the sets are remarkably different (no real new tunes but enough variety to make us all happy)...the real highlight is a spine chilling performance with Jesse on Dream Goes On...it is slightly marred in one place by what sounds to be tape speed for a split second but really doesn’t mar it much...Really nice. Thanks to you Brother Hiroshi for another gem.~ Tony
9/20/02 KASIM SULTAN ALEXANDRIA VA (DC) ZIGS BAR MARK LINOVITZ/BARRY BESEIGEL SDBD 39:47/42:42
Date Added:10/8/2002
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. DONT HOLD ME BACK. LOVE IS A DANGEROUS THING. BACK ON THE STREET. BEFORE SHE WAS GONE. SACRIFICE. THE ONE SURE THING. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. CD TWO: WHERE IS MY SOUL?. SET ME FREE. LOVE ALONE. HEAVEN HELP THE CHILD. GOODBYE. THIS MUST BE LOVE. ONE WORLD. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.
Note:Another great new board of Kasim in his first show for his new album-carrying a keyboard player as well as the gtr dude from last tour-better than 2/27/02-really puts a lot of passion into some of these songs and displays what some to be a superior sentiment than Todd on the ones he covers here......aw what the hell you need 'em both-they’re sdbd! Superb job again by our own “DC Mafia”...everybody owes these guys a ton for these...for sure...Thanks…fabulous all around...~ Tony
9/22/02 KASIM SULTON PHILADELPHIA TIN ANGEL AUDIENCE (SARA KRITZER) 51:08/34:17
Date Added:11/11/2002
Track List:CD ONE: DONT HOLD ME BACK. SOMETIMES LOVE IS A DANGEROUS THING. BACK ON THE STREET. BEFORE SHE WAS GONE. THE ONE SURE THING. SACRIFICE. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. SET ME FREE. CD TWO: LOVE ALONE. HEAVEN HELP THE CHILD. THIS MUST BE LOVE. BROWN SUGAR. LIBERTINE. ONE WORLD (CUTS). GOODBYE. REMEMBER
Note:Kasim with Doug Kennedy-captured well by Sara K. in Philly. This one has Libertine, Brown Sugar (trib. to Mick, for whom Kaz played on his short stint solo tour)...nice audie here-for those who saw this and completists; you’ll want it...it is a nice set...but as you know there are sdbs out there of other shows...the list here makes this attractive..Keep going, my man...he should have been doing this a long time ago...check out Kaz's new CD...this new official product has "Love Reunion" (circa 77) as a hidden bonus track..Thanks for this one to the faithful Sara K!
9/25/02 FUKUOKA JAPAN BLUE NOTE (LATE SHOW) JAPANESE BOOT CD? (FROM HIROSHI) 40:29/43:28
Date Added:11/3/2002
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. TINY DEMONS (ACOUSTIC). TOO FAR GONE. COMPASSION. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. MATED. LUCKY GUY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FIDELITY. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. HELLO ITS ME (PIANO)
Note:"...Remember, people, 6 shows gets you champagne..." This is a Japanese boot CD that sounds very good, and has a happy and great performance. Most notable is the jazzy remake of BTS from Tiki/Half Twisted ,but what makes this so cool is- that Todd and Jesse both are playing gtrs...Jesse cuts way loose on the solo and it is really nice-makes you ache for that Half Twisted band..The quote at the start (above) was for Martha who was evidently at 6 shows and got personal waiter service from Todd before he started the show. Nice gesture from him to recognize the hardcores-which we all know he does...I just realized that what makes this different from Channel is the absence of electric gtrs. All acoustic and real warm and fun-again this is one to get- I know it's short, but that was the idea. I hope Todd/Jesse (probably Marylou as well) had fun in the orient-sounds like they feel very comfortable here and the performances have a few mistakes but no real clunkers-thanks Hiroshi as usual. I got this extra bit of info on the scene from the man: The girls of 5 got this champagne. I know all of girls. But remember, $70 per each show without foods and drink in dinner club. Almost all people must pay around $100 (foods and tax) per one show. Todd knew this situation. Japanese show is worth seeing but no one can see the show below $50 here recently. It's sad. And security is so tight, especially in Tokyo. Our fan club member (who we all know attended), saw that several people were asked by security to stop tapes at every show!~ Tony

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1/28/03 RUTH ECKERD HALL CLEARWATER, FL BOARD RECORDING 41:00/51:00
Date Added:3/26/2013
Track List:DISC ONE:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHE.LYSISTRATA.I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN.HAMMER IN MY HEART.COMPASSION. SONG OF THE VIKING.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.FREE, MALE AND 21.HELLO IT'S ME.DISC TWO:BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY.YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY.TINY DEMONS.I SAW THE LIGHT.INFLUENZA.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.I WANT YOU.ONE WORLD.THE WHEEL.HAWKING.
Note:This is one helluva solo event. Todd solo in Clearwater. There's so much to point out in this performance. Some reviews from folks, that were there, say there were several mistakes. But hey, that's what Todd makes fun about a show like this. Awh... his humor.He nails 'Cliche' with the difficult vocal range. 'I Don't want to Tie you Down' is one of the first appearances of this in a Todd set. Lennon's 'You've Got To Hide Your Love Away'...he nails it... And 'Hawking' just flat silences the audience. Essential. You can get the Re-Mastered virsion at WhooHooLive. Buy it! It's Todd approved and he sees the royalties!~ Warren
2/4/03 ALEXANDRIA THE BIRCHMERE AUDIENCE RICHARD SEITER 77:12/75:11
Date Added:2/6/2003
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. LYSISTRADA. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. TODDRANT. HAMMER IN MY HEART. CLICHE'. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. TOO FAR GONE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FREE MALE AND 21. HELLO ITS ME. UKE STORY. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS? CD TWO: I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Boo-yeah...the DC crew- nothing from the South yet?? ...Oh well, as I said on the review section, I think this is an all time for Todd’s vocal performance- Great show-Stellar vocal performance in years-but also creatively, as adds new life to the songs he’s done. The list, pacing-all was in synch at the Birchmere...new Chi flowing here-new improv lines taking the place of familiar vocal lines...Compassion here is as good as it’s been. Tie You Down also glitters... This is sweet-no yap to speak of at all...ESSENTIAL~ Tony
2/5/03 ANNAPOLIS RAMS HEAD TAVERN AUDIENCE SARA K. 50:04/53:35
Date Added:2/6/2003
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. LYSISTRADA. I DONT WNAT TO TIE YOU DOWN. ("LOGIE CROWD") HAMMER IN MY HEART. TINY DEMONS. SONG OF THE VIKING. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FREE MALE AND 21. COMPASSION. HELLO ITS ME. CD TWO: BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. BLACK AND WHITE. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I WANT YOU. THE WHEE. LOVE IN ACTION. ONE WORLD. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Well, the first thing I should confess is that I sold this show short (say that fast 3 times...) on the website reviews-the end of it and most of it-Todd’s vocals are on par with the night prior-there were more instrument probs, but not to distract-a real small place (size and layout approx holiday inn lounge size: 250 folks) to start Todd had an odd day as he explains about leaving clothes behind and forgetting picks..strings break so he picks up Royston Langson's gtr Well, the first thing I should confess is that I sold this show short (say that fast 3 times...) on the website reviews-the end of it and most of it-Todd’s vocals are on par with the night prior-there were more instrument probs, but not to distract-a real small place (size and layout approx Holiday Inn Lounge size: 250 folks) to start Todd had an odd day as he explains about leaving clothes behind and forgetting picks…strings break so he picks up Royston Langston’s gtr (who by the way is great and has a great Queen like song we are not alone--also performed in the Lap of the Gods from Sheer Heart Attack..) but back to the star..tie you down is superb from all perspectives...good execution on Viking...Compassion like the night prior is dangling on a star...the "dying on your bed of pain" when whispered as only he can bring the dynamics down is worth the price of admission for this SOLD OUT (VERY EARLY I MIGHT ADD) show as well.. there’s a funny bit during the uke story where a lady belts out a laugh.......funny thing about these shows is the absence of electric gtrs as well-distortion on acoustic gtr…Black & White makes a rare solo appearance (at least not lately) Debbie gives Todd a plastic tasting glass of water when he asks for it...then the lovely vocal champ flattens the competition with the Bossa set...the greatness of Todd shows through in the improvisational sections he is inventing stretching but not going too far overboard to strain the voice-the high end is clearer..The Wheel comes again tonight in a spot which is a bit earlier than usual...alters the tune "like if children were left to their own devices part.., to update accordingly....and the end, the slow down "how much I loved you....." the right touch for sure...can’t wait for next leg.~ Tony
2/7/03 CHARLOTTE NC NEIGHBOURHOOD THEATER AUDIENCE MIKE MOSNER 61:47/39:59
Date Added:2/15/2003
Track List:CD ONE: LYSISTRADA. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE (I). LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. CLICHE'. TINY DEMONS. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE II. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE. CD TWO: WILLIAM TELL RIFF. LOVE IN ACTION (ABORTED). I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. HELLO ITS ME. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Long time bud/Todd fan Mike Mosner checks in with a nice recording of the Charlotte show...voice was still nice--kinda weird show- sounded like tr spoke of it as kinda a punk club...anyhow- string breaks on song 1- Todd pays someone a fosters to fix it from the audience...then the wind blowing on him at the piano bench was a hassle...plays IWHMAD..Todd says a number of times during the show that in his advanced age- what he thinks he hears from the audience is probably much more interesting that what they’re talking about..Todd says he may one day act on it and get in real trouble.....anyhow- show gets some steam but is frequently peppered with Todd commentary about lotsa stuff...anyhow-verses get switched in demons, he mentions sold out tonite as an investment in the future- he may just play there 5 straight nights....hardcores get ready to do some motel biz....anyway, yes he does play IWHMAD twice then they remind him of it...I’ve just seen is spot on....lia aborts after the eq/line in short in Todd’s acoustic/electric goes out...like it did in Annapolis...again Todd darts in and out of the mp3 tunes great improvs at the end...HIM is messy a bit but he recovers and finishes strong after a few flubs...nice reaction from crowd- show was a bit more like the last few years but still the singing was clear and strong...great job, thanks Mike....~ Tony
2/8/03 DURHAM NC CAROLINA THEATER AUDIENCE TOM CANNON (DAT)
Date Added:3/12/2003
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN (aborted). SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. TINY DEMONS. HAMMER IN MY HEART. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN (full). CLICHE'/FREEBIRD. TOO FAR GONE. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I WANT YOU CD TWO: LYSISTRADA. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. ONE WORLD
Note:Tom Cannon comes thru with his usual sonic superior job...this show in which Todd did have an extra thumb or two (one of those piano nites) but sang super in line with the great vocs we heard in DC area. ..Some catcalls burst thru the sound but not too bad...again, as was on the 7th-his string breaks on the opener and he aborts and goes straight to the piano where it starts out pretty well..Speaks of the water concern at each venue and did drink what he called "syphilis water" (misspoken name)...Todd finally answers the catcalls for Skynyrd with a few unaccompanied verses of Free Bird...btw Hammer is the best I’ve heard on the tour- a real fierce pace...the flubs start at the end of too far gone which isn’t bad at all but a real train wreck happens in Hello It’s Me which drifts for awhile at the end into an atonal affair-Todd has fun with it...LOTCM and Cliché’ really benefit from being played later in the set when his voice is warmed up....Todd speaks of playing IWHMAD twice the night before, so I guess that’s why it was missing this nite...A Dream Goes On is even somewhat marred-thats probably why he took the unusual step of playing One World AFTER a Dream.. All in all, very enjoyable- rowdy crowd, kind of subpar keyboard nite…~ Tony
2/9/03 CHARLESTON WV MOUNTAIN STAGE FM BROADCAST 31:07
Date Added:5/8/2003
Track List:INTRO FROM LARRY GROCE/LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. SONG OF THE VIKING. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. ONE WORLD. TAXMAN/OUTRO (FADES)
Note:This is the radio super clean-taken directly from a B-cast source-sound is superb-performance strong...this is not every song played but again-a professional Radio B-cast for public Radio-we haven’t had a B-cast like this is quite a few tours-. Groce's intro was spliced onto LOTCM (the version here is the 2nd take-first was unusable due to tech probs). However, the B-cast sounds seamless. Taxman is a sing along. Todd sings a verse as the B-cast fades...it is absolutely great to have one from this state-honoring a man who is long overdue...ESSENTIAL~ Tony
3/28/03 NEW BRAUNFELS TX GRUENE HALL AUDIENCE 63:45/39:21
Track List:CD ONE: LYSISTRADA. I DONT WNAT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. BLACK AND WHITE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. CAN WE STILL NE FRIENDS(PIANO). BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. BELOVED INFIDEL. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TINY DEMONS. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. HELLO ITS ME. THE WHEEL/WHATS GOING ON. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER
Note:Compared to the nite after-I think this was the better performed show but they’re both good. The PA was not on during Lysistrata. I think what makes this show better is the sustained emotional focus of this show vocally compared to Dallas...IWHMAD has diff vocal inflections that usual..Many wrecks early in piano and also at the very end...Compassion, CWSBF, are all good piano wise...Demons has the cool out of order lyrics thing that happens sometimes (2nd verse first) the real reason for this is the sparkling emotional takes of Infidel and What’s Goin’ On...keeper~ Tony
3/29/03 DALLAS TEXAS THE CANYON CLUB AT THE BRONCO BOWL AUDIENCE 62.56/49.37
Date Added:3/31/2003
Track List:CD ONE: LYSISTRADA. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. CLICHE'. BELOVED INFIDEL. SONG OF THE VIKING. TOO FAR GONE. FASHION/CLOTHES RAP. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FREE MALE AND 21. COMPASSION. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS? (MP3). I WANT YOU. LOVE IN ACTION. ONE WORLD. KINDNESS. THE WHEEL>WHATS GOING ON?. HELLO ITS ME. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Here is one from Dallas recorded next to the stage...a bit distant at times but as the monitors grew in volume, this gets better as it goes on. performance would be under the night before due to piano stops and starts but a solid show and also very important in that it includes the debut US performances of Kindness (on solo piano-he did do this one show in Osaka-thanks Jeff Gauss) and Born to Synthesize (acoustic solo version ala twist-complete with marriage of heaven and hell gtr riff and snore)-also the newer Beloved Infidel and the Wheel>WHATS combo that showed up the prior nite. The thing about this night was monitor probs as well as some mistakes on piano songs and Love In Action. Still nice to have for the expanding repertoire...sound as I said is not recorded from the back of the speakers but is still solid....~ Tony
4/12/03 DETROIT MAJESTIC THEATER AUDIENCE 70:24/41:06
Date Added:4/29/2003
Track List:CD ONE: LYSISTRADA. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. BLACK AND WHITE. CLICHE'. LUNATIC FRINGE. BELOVED INFIDEL. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FREE MALE AND 21. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL/WHATS GOING ON. HAWKING. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER
Note:Todd tour rolls thru the Midwest and Mr. L captures it faithfully- there is a bit of yap but the crowd seems never to stop...Todd does the (becoming rarer) Hawking instead of kindness-the piano flubs are less than average..Lunatic is a bit rough (he says its performance number 2) but it’s cool to hear it back to back with beloved...thanks to ml for another foray into Motown...nice to hear the local reaction to two Marvin songs......good performance-voice is a bit rough at edges but nowhere near as what would be the usual damage by this deep into the tour..That’s what makes this tour so special.~ Tony
4/21/03 AMAGANSETT NY STEPHEN TALKHOUSE AUDIENCE- SARA K. 58:09/54:49
Date Added:5/8/2003
Track List:CD ONE: LYSISTRADA. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. CLICHE'. LUNATIC FRINGE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE. CD TWO: BELOVED INFIDEL. BLACK AND WHITE. BORN TO SYTHESIZE. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. THE WHEEL/WHATS GOING ON
Note:This set is really a show that I wished I had seen. It sounds coffeehouse size. Tiny. The recording benefits from super equip and positioning not far from a speaker. It’s the Talkhouse, however, and there us a bit of yap in many places early. It is not a problem because the recording is so strong and it gets better as the show goes on. some great moments here- Hello It’s Me has a playful improved begin off the bass riff...Todd’s voice is a bit rough at the start but again, the amazing thing is that it gets better as the show goes. And by mid show, he’s in tip top form...Infidel is exceptional (many good ones-this one may be the best)...the second CD sounds superb... Wheel/What’s Goin’ On also is great...also Todd talks about a song yet to be written about the current political scene. One of the few shows that didn’t end with a Dream...anyhow- what a great job and like I said-I wish id had been there for sure. Lively, lot of fun and sounds great.~ Tony
4/23/03 NEW YORK CITY TOWN HALL AUDIENCE JONATHAN BABCOCK -------/---------
Date Added:8/13/2004
Track List:CD ONE: LYSISTRADA. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. IT WOULDNT MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. KINDNESS. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE/THE ENDLESS PRARIE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. I WANT YOU (CUTS)
Note:This is a beautiful show that is largely complete but misses probably the last 3-4 tunes. Recording quality is superb-performance is equal to the prestige of the big gig on this tour...contains what is (my opinion course) the best solo/piano version to date of Kindness...Big Apple is the end note of Synth...we hear about Todd’s politics..I’ve always preferred to let my music do the talking.....thank you, Jesus he says..Then Todd lets out a little blurp...”Im a Buddhist"...........great show-wish we had it all...another masterful job by Mr. Babcock ‘the legend’~ Tony
4/24/03 GLENSIDE PA KESWICK THEATER AUDIENCE DAT (UPGRADE - D. WEESNER) 73:21/36:15
Date Added:8/10/2003
Track List:CD ONE: LYSISTRADA. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BLACK AND WHITE. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. THE ENDLESS PRAIRIE/IVE JUST SEEN A FACE. NEVER NEVER LAND. LUCKY GUY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. I WANT YOU (ALL WITH JESSE GRESS). ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL/WHATS GOING ON. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER (WAT VERSION W/ JESSE)
Note:What a special ‘one off’...as noted above, Jesse is there for all but 2 tunes on CD2 here. Changes this to be a Hybrid show, half 03 & half Channel Surfing...makes a difference when Jesse adds to the WAT stuff and the different a Dream Goes On is real cool...however, the most astonishing thing about this recording is the performance and the development of the improv on BTS w/ Jesse, WAT stuff but the jaw dropper is the (possibly improvised) melding of a modal tune attached throughout - I’ve Just Seen A Face called the Endless Prairie-whether he was singing to his family about his recent jaunt northward above Texas, who knows..But it is really together and sounds to me either to be improved -if not, it’s probably an old showtune. Regardless, it’s an instant classic.....the sound is strong...there’s some talk but what the hey...what a special show...another one I wished I’d seen...Beloved is superior. David Weesner- who did a superb job as well.~ Tony
4/26/03 HARRISBURG WHITTAKER CENTER AUDIENCE R. ROY 79:24/34:49
Date Added:9/10/2003
Track List:CD ONE: LYSISTRADA. CLICHE'. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. BELOVED INFIDEL. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. FREE MALE AND 21. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. SONG OF THE VIKING. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. COMPASSION. TINY DEMONS. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE. THE ENDLESS PRARIE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. THE WHEEL. WHATS GOING ON.
Note:Another gem - resequenced, note, from the Roy's Soundforge scene-the venue is larger than the usual venue so the sound is slightly more distant than normal but not a problem at all...sounds great...the Disc Two starts boomy but calms down after the house corrected it. Another great job and rare (nowadays) Tiny Demons to boot. Another nice recording by Mr. R....~ Tony
5/31/03 BRISTOL ENGLAND COLSTON HALL AUDIENCE MOZ N/A
Date Added:4/4/2008
Track List:N/A
Note:A nice audie from Bristol...We’ll get the list up one day soon…not bad, not great recording...some yap and a crazy fan who is acting aloud during a lot of the show- it sounds as if Todd is a bit unhinged by this lady..So she must have been truly whacked. I’ve only seen or heard (on boots) of Todd getting spooked only by one crazy fan I know...this guy stopped the I tour in DC to show the crowd his tattoo of the Ikon eyeball...anyhow I digress...Todd asks if the place is haunted..It is the crowd replies...Todd may have forgotten but Utopia played there on the first UK tour in fall 75-thirty years before....nevertheless Todd delivers a great Viking (one of tours best) a lyric stumble in Hawking but it is a special version...also PTC is pretty sweet as well..This is a single (Joe and Ethel-less) CD~ Tony
7/19/03 OMAHA NB THE MUSIC BOX AUDIENCE RALH G 53:39/55:10
Date Added:4/9/2004
Track List:CD ONE: LYSISTRADA. CLICHE'. HAMMER IN MY HEART. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. BLACK AND WHITE. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. BANG THE UKE DAILY. CD TWO: YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. HELLO ITS ME. THE WHEEL/WHATS GOING ON
Note:I think this was the next show after our little Dallas adventure and Todd’s voice starts out pretty gruff. (there was something about ragweed going around...).interesting that he mentions the New George’s Cal ‘Drunk Show’ in ‘87 and promises to drink a bit- which he proceeds to do..He really delivers a funny line about his keyboard playing that I’d never heard before:"my piano playing is not sloppy...I’d call it...a rollicking style"...but despite the drink, this show is almost mistake free on piano...I finally got the joke before the Hello It’s Me..About classical concerto...that’s him making fun of Billy Joel again...BJ did that awhile back (Todd hates him but I think he’s written at least a couple undeniable classics)...Funny loose show-voice improves by shows end…~ Tony
7/26/03 COLUMBUS OHIO PALACE THEATRE (W/LOBOS) AUDIENCE 74:52/75:48
Date Added:12/5/2005
Track List:LYSISTRADA. CLICHE'. BLACK AND WHITE. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. THE ENDLESS PRARIE/IVE JUST SEEN A FACE. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. HELLO ITS ME (CUTS). CD TWO: DONT WORRY BABY. GOOD MORNING AZTLAN. THE NEIGHBOURHOOD. RAIN (W/TR). YOU CANT DO THAT (W/ TR ABORTED). SHAKIN SHAKIN SHAKES. BIG RANCH. HEARTS OF STONE. DOWN BY THE RIVER. LUZ DE MI VIDO. DONE GONE BLUE. SOY MEXICO AMERICANO. MAS Y MAS. MY GENERATION.
Note:Ok I know I’ve been lazy and been away. I have so much going on now that takes priority...so...but I did make it Columbus—first I was shocked at how much of a DNS went down. The place was barely half filled- beautiful venue- sound was pretty good- I also heard Todd may play with the headliners but I couldn’t stay...the show itself was a bit more abrupt in flow at times due to the shortened set..I was told by the folks at the venue and this page that it would be an hour so didn’t bring a second, hence the cut on the surprising closer HIM which was actually played deliberately without screw-up’s...the rest--well it’s the same frickin songs again...the vocals pretty good (despite Todd’s complaints about Dayton ragging his voice)..Compassion (he’s playing with the tempo both for effect and accuracy which is good)...at the Bossa section - the improvs get more deep as time goes by...he accidently knocked off the mic during I Want You peak but these are all strong...Infidel of course was great..I did notice how Todd’s new distorted acoustic sound closely matched the sound of the gtr on the swing version...pretty good show...a bit short...and the same list as last leg...let’s hope (for us hardcores) we get a bit of new stuff in the fall..Chances are good...btw the sound here is real good, not superb-bit of yap from the Lobos folks in some places...12/05 have the Lobos set...Todd on Rain but mysteriously stops next tune and then is gone...also surprisingly, not on My Generation...~ Tony
7/28/03 ANN ARBOR MICHIGAN THE ARK AUDIENCE DAT- JOHN BEATTIE 65:50/47:38
Date Added:4/9/2004
Track List:CD ONE: LYSISTRADA. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. BLACK AND WHITE. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. TOO FAR GONE (ABORTED). COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. KINDNESS. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE>ENDLESS PRAIRIE CD TWO: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. HELLO ITS ME. THE WHEEL>WHATS GOING ON
Note:Fine show from this polished set on the way back east from Texas thru the Heartland-Todd give a special treat to those ilttle sponges in the audience and trots out Kindness- well played..only one on this leg I know of...super one. nice sound...~ Tony
7/30/03 WESTBURY NY WESTBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL AUDIENCE R. ROY 71:55/40:43
Date Added:9/10/2003
Track List:CD ONE: LYSISTRADA. CLICHE (IN TWO PARTS). BLACK AND WHITE. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. BANG IN THE UKE DAILY. BRAK'S HAWAIIAN VACATION. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE/THE ENDLESS PRARIE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. HELLO ITS ME. THE WHEEL>WHATS GOING ON. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:This runs a very close second to Rams Head 8/4 and probably these were the highlight gigs for Todd of the second leg...after some heckling for "play something new", Todd delivers this funny 16 bar diddy about tourists coming to Hawaii – Mr. Roys tells me that this is Brak's vacation from Spaceghost's Surf and Turf...but the rest is very strong..There is some very slight yap but no big deal...piano is strong...and a very funny line is delivered during Born to Synthesize, "...the red polygons only desire is to get to the blue triangle...you know what I’m saying…" Todd laughs aloud........it just shows he was loose and on his game here… Another R. Roy's masterful job....Todd remarks about missing John Entwhistle who played there with him in AWDAR. This time its Todd himself...very enjoyable show for a supportive LI/NY crowd...~ Tony
7/31/03 SOMERVILLE MASS SOMERVILLE THEATER AUDIENCE - JIM FARRELL
Date Added:6/16/2004
Track List:CD ONE: LYSISTRADA. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BLACK AND WHITE. SONG OF THE VIKING. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE AN DIFFERENCE. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. FREE MALE AND 21. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. CD TWO: YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE/ENDLESS PRAIRIE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL/WHATS GOING ON. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Wow. What a great surprise to find this really nice and loose show that finds Todd in almost constant good humored banter with the Boston crowd. This is a very well recorded solo show where Todd was on-almost on par with Birchmere, a few days later...voice not quite as good but nothing to complain about for sure. Highlights: LOTCM voc were a force of will...slight rasp this night but real strong for sure...in a reflective mood about Beantown all night (maybe it was that damned book again!)...talks about the Metro close to the Park and how the show went down depending on the Sox game. Talks of the 'Bosstown sound'...crowd into clapping this night...infidel is played so much more gently here than on the current Liars tour...better here I hate to say..prior to Compassion he asks the Gov vs. Terrorist bit then says "let's talk about solutions" and glides into Compassion-a beautiful halting version-he brakes around the curves for a more sensual style...real weird on this show where Todd accepts volunteers to tune his guitar..Something else Todd says he has in common with Bostoners is his love of country..."Endless Prairie of gridlock"...Todd actually recites the concept of future during Synth...where’s my...??..Making it with the mechanical maid...finally he goes too far and into the clap ending on Wheel before he remembers to segue into What’s Goin’ On so the crowd has to slow down the tempo considerably...but the version reminds me why I’m here and why you’re reading this now..Todd’s doing the good work...very emotional plea...another gem~ Tony
8/2/03 TOWSON MARYLAND RECHTER THEATER AUDIENCE - MARC (SOURCE 1) & R ROY (SOURCE 2) 67:24/39:55
Date Added:9/1/2003
Track List:CD ONE: LYSISTRADA. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. BLACK AND WHITE. CLICHE'. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE/THE ENDLESS PRARIE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. HELLO ITS ME. THE WHEEL/WHATS GOING ON. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Close to the end of this second time around-Mr. L checks in with this jewel from Towson. Todd has mastered this set list for sure and the piano songs are all done well and hardly any mistakes at this juncture..Prairie is pretty cool...as I said before we could really use some newer tunes - I think they’re on the way...anyhow- a great job by Marc, some yap but sound is stronger than I thought would be possible at this venue...also got in a processed gem from R Roy on this one that really kicks ass..DC/Balto-always covered with these pros...~ Tony
8/3/03 RICHMOND VA CANAL CLUB AUDIENCE - R ROYS 62:23/39:27
Date Added:9/10/2003
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. LYSISTRADA. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. BLACK AND WHITE. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. SONG OF THE VIKING. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FREE MALE AND 21. COMPASSION. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE/THE ENDLESS PRARIE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. HELLO ITS ME. THE WHEEL/WHATS GOING ON.
Note:Well there’s the story-there’s this little club in Richmond and not many people came at all...Todd says "I see you all got the secret memo...you were the people meant to be here"...sound on this is great..The performance is still good but he doesn’t wear himself out this nite...in fact, you’d be hard to find another show since ‘77 where both LOTCM and Cliché’ are missing...still this is recorded very well as R. keeps torching with his Soundforge scene..All of these are really nice recordings and this was a very intimate affair...Wish I could have been there....~ Tony
8/4/03 ANAPOLIS RAMS HEAD TAVERN AUDIENCE - R ROYS 65:14/37:59
Date Added:9/2/2003
Track List:CD ONE: CLICHE'. LYSISTRADA. BLACK AND WHITE. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. IVE JUST SEEN A FACE/THE ENDLESS PRARIE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. HELLO ITS ME. THE WHEEL/WHATS GOING ON.
Note:This is the best I’ve heard so far from this leg. Nice relaxed-cool home vibe...really strong performance on all fronts...the soundforge must be a bitch cause these sound strong...no yap that I heard either...the Cliché opener is super-sounds like he was in a trance and forgot about Lysistrata at first...very solid and I wish I was there-thanks- to the double R... real nice show/recording here.~ Tony
8/8/03 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD ATLANTIC CITY HILTON AUDIENCE (HIROSHI KAWAUCHI) 53:46/43:55
Date Added:7/7/2008
Track List:CD ONE: DAY TRIPPER. HARD DAYS NIGHT. COME AND GET IT. DAY AFTER DAY. NO MATTER WHAT. GO NOW. LIVE AND LET DIE. BAND ON THE RUN. RAIN. OPEN MY EYES. HELLO ITS ME. CD TWO: WE AN WORK IT OUT. SAILING. RIDE LIKE THE WIND. EYE IN THE SKY. AND I LOVE HER. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. BACK IN THE USSR. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. TICKET TO RIDE. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND. BIRTHDAY. GOLDEN SLUMBERS>CARRY THAT WEIGHT>THE END.
Note:Ok, so now I don’t agree with what I said about the next night... it kinda is a shambles. I mean the musical parts to the Beatles tunes are largely a free for all. And seeing Denny Laine sing Live and Let Die, well you know...if I never hear Games People Play again, I’ll be happy...this recording is great, you can even hear ‘em dicking around before the show starts...Todd’s gtr is always way up in the mix but it should be, he is the main player, singer and talent here. This show is really Todd and the also rans, so it’s nice for that reason but I don’t want to hear, We Can Work It Out into Ride like the fricking wind...anyway-what a great find for the sound quality, Denny's and Joey's spots are nicely done, kind of a revue like circuit going for ‘em...Todd prob doesn’t mind seeing ‘em for these few shows but I think he is a rung or 2 above this level of talent..Anyhow, his gtr and vocs are up and he carries the show along as he goes...Rain is a highlight...torrid solo on OME but sound unbalanced...6/8 HIM. ..Todd stands on his own mountain after Weeps, nary a challenger here this night. Todd jokes about more sing-along’s and that’s what this degenerated to...gang lead vocals...Todd gtr way up in solos on the end...nice to hear..Thanks Hiroshi, Todd's last jaunt with Abbey -we now have 2 nites... Tony
8/9/03 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD ATLANTIC CITY HILTON ARENA AUDIENCE (D. WEESNER) 71:27/25:54
Date Added:9/18/2003
Track List:CD ONE: DAY TRIPPER. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT. COME AND GET IT. DAY AFTER DAY. NO MATTER WHAT. GO NOW. LIVE AND LET DIE. BAND ON THE RUN. RAIN. OPEN MY EYES. HELLO ITS ME (6/8). WE CAN WORK IT OUT. SAILING. RIDE LIKE THE WIND. EYE IN THE SKY. AND I LOVE HER. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. CD TWO: BACK IN THE USSR. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. TICKET TO RIDE. I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND. BIRTHDAY. GOLDEN SLUMBERS>CARRY THAT WEIGHT> THE END.
Note:What a surprise...since there were only a couple of shows I knew about that Todd was involved, I had almost given up hope when Mr. Wessner. comes thru- sound is excellent, very small cheers and yap at points but nice recording on balance...As for the show, I was curious for sure...I heard it was not as good as the others, maybe because it’s the 3rd time around. But after hearing it, I’m not so sure I agree with that assessment. Granted, it is not as tight as the first 2 go rounds (but it is nowhere near as sloppy or ramshackle as I would have imagined). Here Todd is the number one featured star in this show for sure and this sucker has a lot of spirit....Joey Molland really did a superb job on his tunes..Denny Laine sang with unexpected improvisational flair...it worked most of the time...instrumentally it was a bit sloppy on those tunes but what the hey...nice to hear Todd and Joey Molland trade off on Golden Slumbers verses...there are a few digital small skips on the closer but not enough to cause concern..very nice to hear OME again even if the solo is a bit off the pace towards the end...you can feel this lineup would be a killer if they had time to really get it in the groove, but I think they played maybe 4 shows this year –So maybe this thing has played out, but it’s a shame especially for Joey Molland (Badfinger) and Denny Laine (Wings)...I really wish these guys would have been in a long running thing. This really was an enjoyable show to listen for front to end...personally I would prefer the solo stuff first, then go to the Beatles stuff but that’s a small bitch...(talking about bitch...Todd recalls writing HIM on south street...) thanks to Mr. Wessner. for preserving this rare gem for eternity...Btw, I don’t know what the review was talking about; which said there were problems between Todd and C. Cross?? No evidence of it here at all...Sounds like they had a great time...Weavil straightened me out about the Badfinger title and Molland w/ Todd on Slumbers...~ Tony

Date Title Source Time
4/18/04 PITTSBURGH REX THEATER AUDIENCE-FRONT ROW 75:22/76:33
Date Added:4/21/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HAVE MY FRICKIN ISP. UNLOVED CHILDREN. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. TEMPORARY SANITY. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. SUPERSTITION (FUNK). SOUL BROTHER. CD TWO: SWEET. PAST. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE/JETSON'S THEME. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. JUST ONE VICTORY. HELLO ITS ME.
Note:To start with, this was front row...vocals are distorted b/c of monitor and direct signal (Todd himself un-mic'd) for a bit of their show...but you can hear what’s happening and the end of the show is quite nice in fact-let’s hope the other shows (starting at Basie) are much better..Some yap but barely at all...some observations about this nite: Vocals are below average...sound round this tour...very dynamic and tough to record well...begins to get better at F Christ-Kaz whips ass on the groove..ISP is rushed more w/ Prairie Prince than Trey...Guitar Weeps is there for reference rather than performance-its decent but nowhere compared to AWDAR (1)...Temp Sanity-very nice work Jessie/Kaz...Liar was where Todd lost his voice during the tune and couldn’t finish 2nd verses...but it smokes live...generally I think a few tunes this night were rushed...Jessie crushes on Superstition...again a truncated 2nd set...minus - Love Science, World Wide and Train...past- noticed a slight variation on sound modules, etc used by Ferensik f....a slight shuggie otis tropical variance has been added Born To Synth...Feel It is (as most times) trancendent...great to get JOV again....in sum, both performance and recording are lacking here to a degree (Pitt shows follows 2 Clev shows back to back). We will definitely get better keep your eyes peeled.... but this will be a placeholder until then...~ Tony
4/23/04 RED BANK NEW JERSEY COUNT BASIE THEATER AUDIENCE 58:32/63:25
Date Added:4/25/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. UNLOVED CHILDREN. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:One of the more important recordings I’ve done. Hopefully someone will improve on this but the hall had astronomically high ceilings. Not the best recording but the performance especially the vocals by Todd make this show the shit...as i understand it, this was as close to perfect as theyve gotten it...it will get better im sure but ill never forget this show..his new stuff (NH onward) and the crowd went nuts ala 79-large theater full house...lot of chances of Todd playing live guitar(a few bad notes but...not that bad) where he used to do stock lines...key sounds and lines fuller than before..Let’s face it the NH band had horns as well as 2 keyboards, so pity poor John's choice of what he can cover and he does a magnificent job of hybriding the parts...great leads on outchorus of unloved...jessie outstanding again on his leads...bummer we missed t sanity (one of my faves)...same 2nd set omissions as the burgh (love sc, wwe, train)...but the real deal is that this is very enjoyable to listen to despite the high ceilings of basie hall...the second set is trancendory from about truth on...todd was in the groove and the love flowed back...he shouted as he came back on the last time "we came to play!!!"...the smile on his face told it all...the place went wild on JOV...you can hear it all here...one of my all time fave shows to date
4/24/04 TODD RUNDGREN & FRIENDS 'UP AGAINST IT' 3RD ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR JOE'S PUB AUDIENCE 72:18/36:04
Date Added:11/22/2012
Track List:DISC ONE: SONG OF THE VIKING (FADES IN). IT WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. COMPASSION. I SAW THE LIGHT. INTRO TO UP AGAINST IT . WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (THE MAYOR, FATHER BRODIE, CONNIE BOONE). PARALLEL LINES (MISS DRUMGOOGLE). FREE MALE AND 21 (LOW & MCTURK). IF I HAVE TO BE ALONE (MCTURK). THE SMELL OF MONEY (BERNARD COATES). UP AGAINST IT (RAMSAY). LIFE IS A DRAG (MEN'S CHORUS). LILI'S ADDRESS (LILI PALMER & WOMEN'S CHORUS). LOVE IN DISGUISE (ROWENA, MCTURK & FULL CHORUS). AS END OF DISC (FOLLOWING TRACK USED AS FADE-OUT). DISC TWO: AS BEGINNING OF DISC (PREVIOUS TRACK USED AS FADE-IN). TODD'S INTRO TO ACT II. MAYBE I’M BETTER OFF (MCTURK & LOW). YOU'LL THANK ME IN THE END (CONNIE BOONE). FROM HUNGER (LOW). ENTROPY (DRUMGOOGLE, MCTURK, LOW & RAMSAY). PARALLEL LINES REPRISE (MCTURK). FINALE (FULL CAST AND CHORUS). APPLAUSE, INTROS & CROWD .
Note:Synopsis by Julie O'Brien: "Joe's Pub is named for Joseph Papp, the founder of The Public Theater in NYC, who hired Todd to compose the musical UP AGAINST IT. Todd spoke very highly of Joe at the beginning of the performance. He said he was "one of the most kind and generous persons he'd ever met" and tonights performance was a tribute to him. Todd sat down at the piano and performed 5 songs solo to a crowd of approximately 150 guests.
Song of the Viking
It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference
Too Far Gone
Compassion
I Saw the Light ("here's something you don't hear every day")
Todd then introduced the cast:
Phil Casnoff - original UP AGAINST IT cast member, playing Ian McTurk. Phil is an actor on HBO's "OZ"
Toni DiBuono - playing Connie Boone. Toni is seen in films and commercials
Allison Fraser - playing Miss Drumgoogle, the "heart throb tht everyone wants a date with"
Tom Aulino - original UP AGAINST IT cast member, playing Bernard Coates
Lisa Datz - playing Rowena
Mary Stout - playing Lili Palmer
Kasim Sulton - playing Christopher Low
Joe Jackson - playing Father Brodie
Todd Rundgren - playing The Mayor and Jack Ramsay
Todd started off with a brief synopsis of the play and narrated a bit in between each song as the story would progress. Todd had recorded tracks of each song and sometimes conducted as the players sang. With the exception of Free, Male and 21...Todd played piano for this song, saying he didn't have a recording for it. When Worlds Collide (The Mayor, Father Brodie, Connie Boone)
Parallel Lines (Drumgoogle)
Free, Male & 21 (Low & McTurk)
The Smell of Money (Bernard Coates)-very funny,lots of laughs
Up Against It (Ramsay)
Life is a Drag (Men's chorus)
Lili's Address (Lili Palmer and Women's Chorus)
Love in Disguise (Rowena, McTurk and Full Chorus)
Maybe I'm Better Off (McTurk & Low)
You'll Thank me in the End (Connie Boone)
From Hunger (Low)
Entropy (Drumgoogle, McTurk, Low & Ramsay)
Parallel Lines Reprise - McTurk's version
Finale (Full cast and Chorus)
The entire show was spectacular! A real once in a lifetime treat. The programs we were given noted that the program is being filmed for a DVD. I saw two cameras, one on the lower level and one on the upper level of the pub. Many of the cast members came out to mingle after the show during the dessert reception. There was an assortment of eclairs, chocolate covered strawberries, raspberry pasties and cookies being passed around. As we spoke with the cast members, we noticed they were each carrying a gift from Todd; a clear vinyl tote bag with a replica of one of Todd's albums on each side of it. It looked like it was the actual size of an album jacket cover. Joe Jackson had the Something/Anything bag, Allison had the Hermit bag, I think I saw a Healing bag too. Todd appeared, someone grabbed him a drink and he sat down at a table to allow fans to line up to greet him. Each person had an opportunity to sit with him at the table. He was very graciously signing things (he signed my UP AGAINST IT cd), answering questions and posing for pictures. He didn't appear to be in a hurry to leave and stayed until the line dwindled down. I think we actually left before he did. I'm so happy and fortunate to have been able to attend this performance!"

4/25/04 WESTHAMPTON BEACH NY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AUDIENCE JON BABCOCK 59:14/74:54
Date Added:5/28/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. UNLOVED CHILDREN. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Another super fine recording by Mr. B...the show is really Kaz's nite...fade down on f christ very machine-like...isp hot as usual...the unloved (one of last times here) shows foamy is still cutting out..Weeps is also very decent...the harmony lines of Kaz really begin to fill out God Said...great vocal on Liar...Onions ('from the dark to the light'...quips Todd)...tonite the organ takes the first solo...Jesse in Clapton mode...to rev Prairie Prince..Some vocal blockage slightly on Soul Brother and Sweet...Sweet ends slightly premature...Snyth is a delight...esp John F's..Didn’t need the 2x time part...after this Kaz's bass takes the prize...great playing on Past, --Todd calls the demonstration in Snyth... Feel It is slightly faster...floating... slide Feel...but at end you can hear Todd confess with the band--'I fucked it up with My Guitar'..Tonite he just can’t find the key on My Guitar...rest was usual....Jon added some ambience to his CD here...great recording...decent but not best show...thanks to John B
4/27/04 WASHINGTON DC LISNER AUDITORIUM AUDIENCE RICHARD ROYS
Date Added:5/6/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. UNLOVED CHILDREN. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. FUNK (GREEN ONIONS). SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST. LOVE SCIENCE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Masterful recording. Really hit the sweet spot- this is nice-Todd having fun-not in quite as perfect voice as Lancaster but close....band tight..Really only mistakes made a few notes Todd on gtr...great version of Born To Synth...Past sounds really different in this show than others...more gliding...I know I’m prejudice cause I saw Lancaster but this and Lancaster are a toss up to me...Peekskill coming up next was also a mother..Great recordings, band in great form...still valuing space in the arrangements...worried of course that as familiarity sets in, spaces fill up...so far they’ve really peaked in the area of ensemble playing and arrangements...you got to have this one Lancaster and Peekskill so far..My god what am I saying...But these recordings are so good especially compared to my initial disaster in Pittsburgh....great one here...Mr. Roys does it again. ~ Tony
4/30/04 LANCASTER AMERICAN MUSIC THEATRE AUDIENCE 59:18/73:02
Date Added:5/30/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. FOAMY BITES THE DUST. UNLOVED CHILDREN. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. CD TWO: FUNK: GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST. LOVE SCIENCE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:As for the recording, very satisfied and I think more great ones will comes...a great sound at this venue...as for the show itself: I was surprised to see such a lovely venue in Lancaster-most importantly; acoustics were fine-almost opposite to the cavernous old Basie place in Red Bank a week before. I also am pleased to report that Todd had the best vocal night I can remember since going to see him. It was all 100% there and no rag at all which is surprising, given his earlier problems and the number of shows he’s done. What got better in the week? Balance and mix were clearer-some low end rumble avoided consistently- there’s been better I’ve seen but I can’t think of it... Great show great friends great voice great venue...~Tony
5/1/04 PEEKSKILL NY PARAMOUNT CENTER FOR THE ARTS AUDIENCE (4 SOURCES)- SARA K, ROY GOLDBERG, JON BABCOCK & RICHARD ROYS
Date Added:5/30/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. UNLOVED CHILDREN. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:A great vocal performance...band is filling up the space as I say...still there are some errant gtr notes of Todd, but aside from those mistakes. Awsome~ Tony
5/2/04 UNCASVILLE CONN MOHEGAN SUN CASINO AUDIENCE JIM FARRELL 79:24
Date Added:6/28/2004
Track List:TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID LIAR. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME.
Note:One CD, you say? Yep-it’s all here. Evidently as with the AWDAR that Sara did that also adding, the show was made to be short so that the gambling could be interrupted the shortest time...I guess that comes with the bucks...there is some distortion in a very few places, but what makes this so cool is the sound..Vocs are right out front.-songs are rushed but end up cool...most noticably is Feel It...ends up less than half of the time it usually clocks in at... still this is a nice and interesting clearly alternate mix from what we’ve heard thus far..Another nice addition from Jim F...~ Tony
5/7/04 NEW YORK CITY WEBSTER HALL AUDIENCE JONATHAN BABCOCK 78:51/57:22
Date Added:6/3/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. UNLOVED CHILDREN (ABORTED- BRIEF BEG). WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST. CD TWO: LOVE SCIENCE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY. WORLD WIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Yes this is New York-they did play WWE and Mr. B hit the sweet spot big time on this recording...an awesome recording especially considering its NYC... thank you brother Jon Babcock...this is a real nice recording~ Tony
5/8/04 PHILADELPHIA THE TOWER THEATER AUDIENCE - JON BABCOCK SOURCE ONE) MARC LINOVITZ (SOURCE TWO) 55:08/70:59
Date Added:6/10/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:One thing about this homecoming show is that the venue is notorious to record in due to the deep stage and high ceilings...kinda like Red Bank but worse..That being said, this recording is pretty amazing to get a sound this good. It has problems inherent in the venue (and those we’ve encountered with this new sound system)...the 2nd set sounds better than set 1 and that’s the same every night... show in my opinion was definitely inferior performance wise to many others this tour but if you were there or got to have ‘em all - this is a fine memento. Thanks from the bottom to both Mr. B for doing his everyday miracles and Marco for getting it to me....~ Tony
5/9/04 NORFOLK VA NORVA THEATER AUDIENCE VIA JEFF GAUSS 'WEAVIL' 71:02/48:27
Date Added:12/18/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH (FADES IN). BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GODSAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. CD TWO: PAST. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY (FADES).
Note:Jeff grabbed this he told thru the BOC trade circuit. Definitely on tape as there are a few telltales in the music where the speed is altered by tape wind. Still this sounds better than you’d expect and the yap really is only noticeable at low volume points in the show. some fun stuff this night: not the best night for Todd's vocs --but as we've said before he's used his voice much more judiciously on these "less than perfect range" nights to great effect...Truth the mix is weird until almost end- Buffalo Grass does not have the storm troopers feel of other east coast notes- very laid back..Weird tech problems happening in Jesse’s solo...Mammon is very noisy...Then comes one of the keepers from this night- Todd’s solo on Fascist Christ...what happens is that he blows the head bad both time before the lead-sliding till he finds the right note-but we must say Foamy be still choking at this point…Then he gets obviously upset with his performance and rips off THE MOST creative lead on this all tour long- very great use of distortion and he plays lines and sequences all new on this one...ISP is a bit rushed...tape dead giveaway is known from 1.24-1.29 of Weeps...Todd foamy still be choked off during the lead...from mix very empty sound at beg of God Said- very low keys level...LF- guitar problems...best trading solos between JF/JG ever on GO...Sweet is our Bellweather to show that his vocs is not at top if game but used wisely...slow and quiet Past, careful, hushed as well..Band (most Kaz) add a staccato touch to lines to make them even more delicate...BTS chronicles: Jesse really underwhelms in beck mode at part 1, but returns to the phrasing both heavy sound-then morphs into Simpsonian mode into a fluttering hammering upward climb that runs into a wall of teapot..Sparkling fun....one of Ferensik's better solos-in that it veers the most creatively helped out by polyrhythmic playing of Prairie...Kaz solo very short and sweet...most all improv...only Rays played...post Jetsons, someone again is singing the naked vocal part... then Feel it- above average version...unusual lead at end....Nail has a funny sped up part again. Crowd into HIM but slapdash version...JOV has late entry PP and is faded at the solo...all in all pretty nice-Todd really gets thru a not so great voice night with flying colors..Thanks for getting this to us, Jeff!~ Tony
5/11/04 CARRBORO NC CAT'S CRADLE AUDIENCE PAT KELLY
Date Added:5/22/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON (ABORTED).I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST CD TWO: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Nice show from Mr. Kelly -small venue, recording very good...some but not over yap...vol fluct (down) on Buffalo Grass, then steady...Mammon aborted by Prairie and possibly something not working, so skipped the sacrilege duo into ISP..Then fixed, the two are nice...Facist Christ almost sounding like a rock song…Not so much groove oriented on this night -many Prairie inventive fills in that tune particularly this night...Todd brings out a special guest guitar Gibson SG? -please read at the Todd on tour about this.....freshly painted in Fool-like artwork...has a great tone and I like the sound on Weeps.. Jesse’s solo on Liar is veracious and noisy...Green Onions has a roadhouse feel tonight...Jessie dressing in srv clothes then PP has his for short solo then when Jesse tries to trade 4s w/ him- too much going on to happen..Instead John F. recognizes what he’s doing and almost gets into a Todd/Roger thing for a short while...again no Temporary Sanity (major bummer-if you haven’t seen him call for it 1st set-problem lost forever), Unloved Children (recently fading away), Train (did he ever?), WWE (NY only recently), or Love Science (DC, Lancaster, others) tonight....second set-nice pair of ballads, then Synth finds JG wearing Joes Pass' coat mellow tone then with PP shifting rhythms...ends in a whistle siren crash and then the tune is dead momentarily...JF revives in a strident manner-sounding altogether a different player up until his chord trip starts that ends his solo..Super solo...the sleep part doesn’t take place for some reason, Todd asks whatever happened to vaudeville and then improves some more...then ends...Feel It is feeling more like NH-Jesse playing so many different lines at the head to fill it...superb vocally again...Nail ragged somewhat..JOV solo at end is best yet...Thanks Patrick!~ Tony
5/13/04 CHARLOTTE NC NEIGHBORHOOD THEATER AUDIENCE MIKE MOSNER
Date Added:5/20/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH (CUTS IN ONLY A FEW SEC MISSING). BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Wondrous show again...I know you’re getting sick of hearing it, but I don’t think we’ve ever had such a great run of shows...Todd’s guitar mistakes are now vanished...band is confident and the stuff actually swings in places...recording is very and takes the low end off...is this the best show of the tour? Maybe performance wise...there is a real strange proclivity for Prairie to play drum fills this nice and its clear he’s bored with the super slow and straight 4/4 of past..The feel has evolved...I like God Said on this and Liar as well as any show he’s done...although its short-the first set is super-voice top shelf, not perfect, but I’ll take it every night of the week.....there is a problem with the bass on HIM encore that kills the mood at the end but aside from their sort of brush thru the verses of Synth..Solos are good, but not the best Synth we’ve heard...also Green Onions has some problems in that the changes were scattered for some reason-seems like they were distracted, but as I said past is different feeling on this more recent recording and as the confidence builds..Space is filled...Prairie’s playing about 2-3x as many fills as he did in Pittsburgh when I saw 'em first and that coupled with Ferensik's expanded role since then...makes for an enjoyable time of interesting interplay between the players...great job Mike-wish I would have gone-I like this one a lot...It’s awesome...Another great one...~ Tony
5/14/04 ATLANTA THE ROXY THEATER AUDIENCE JON BABCOCK 73:09/53:05
Date Added:5/26/2006
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL.LUNATIC FRINGE. GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. CD TWO: PAST. LOVE SCIENCE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:A big surprise coming from Mr. B in his last batch o goodies! Excellent audience recording. Todd’s guitar solo cooks on Buffalo Grass...sound cranked up better in huse by Fascist Christ...Todd gives the AC/DC, "for those about to rock, we acknowledge you"… preface to ISP and it does for sure. Great lead by Todd on Weeps...get wrenching version of Liar. Again,this song is designed to be very sonically thick, so every night is a different picture when even subtle differences in balance and mix and hall and position occur, all I’ll say is this one gives you some idea of the scream that Todd has to let loose of nightly...scary...a big screw up in Past...but all is still smoothie...Jesse starts off BTS with the Beck attitude..The lines are not so greatly drawn as to start and stop on each section as most nights...I hear some Herbie Hancock style against Prairie's jazzy back beats...pretty spacey at end...feel it has an odd solo by Todd at end, starts nice but odd then goes into an odd mode that clashes sometimes against the chords, its real strange because he keeps going...Crowd really loves JOV...Todd is into it as well...nice addition to the tour. Jonathan Pearlman’s angle on the show: It was totally incredible! It was so nice to see Todd & Kasim together again. I heard others saying what was going thru my mind: It was like seeing Utopia! The band blew us away. The stage setup is way too cool! We had to laugh when Todd started his solo and said, "Aren't I supposed to be playing a different guitar?" after which the guitar tech ran onstage & handed him a Gibson. He kept writing on the "wall" of the "cage" with some kind of marker, I presume making notes about the performance or something. His voice was the best I've ever heard! Guitar playing ditto! Great, great show.~ Warren
5/17/04 TALLAHASSEE FL THE MOON AUDIENCE JOHN BABCOCK
Date Added:7/11/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:They say some nights are better than others, more passionate than others, etc...Well it’s true here...very small crowd and the sets (although executed perfectly fine) are largely w/o passion and it feels as if Todd is trying to get thru the setlist. Not to say it’s not fantastic, by the way...Confused?? I just like them all and this one has a lot of great moments and interesting moments created by the situation: several comments show his disappointment in the attendance...evidently, many including your taper report that last stop here was largely a lackluster solo affair that turned many people off...who knows? The good part is the recording is superb...some remarks: truth has a different sound...can’t imagine a crowd of 200..bck vocs on b grass very nice blend tonight...the old ssss problem that we’ve had all tour and that bass sound still are the same..I think some modification should be made to the bass sound...it really in my opinion is too round and creates a hum at most venues either thru a resonating tom head and /or a rumble...digital bass I don’t know-some settings are good but most of them for the new tunes is too much, too round......Mammon also has a nice angle - reveals different interesting detail..Kasim has a background vocal part he tries that works as good as it ever will this night but it is jive...let the overplay begin...Fascist Christ- guitar coda before solo is out but the fucking solo is a rocker..Nice effect/delay ala "abandon city" maybe it’s a mustang profile...in synch with PP...When f Christ ends the applause shows weird this must be...200 to see this tour? ISP rushed rocks but not as furious...Weeps guitar solo is nice...liar is real nice on this show. Sonically awesome...after that Todd says let’s keep this mood going-it was the first thing he said all night...SB-low key...Todd starts phrasing tricks to keep himself interested..Sweet is fast....Past-near perfection...subtle variations in this is cool...quickly into Synth...last time I have a Kasim solo...let’s face it- it wasn’t needed...Jesse and JF..One of best call and imitate pre-snore sections out there--it did and does get better JF did the honors this night (swampland).feel it is very non committal- odd almost u2 approach/groove to this song-this is the strangest thing played this night. Very odd version but I like it...guitar sparkles at end...slower pace than usual on Nail...on HIM...no "meet people" rap-Todd still fuming at the turnout says “go tell everyone who missed the show" and "meet people" section was inapplicable because everyone was already intimate...Big ciggie bitch: he aks for a puff...very slow jov as well but ok...all in all a great recording but an uninspired band due to a piss poor turnout...Too bad Tallyhoo you probably won’t have to worry about a turnout again....great job (first of a stunning 5 new great JB recordings!) thanks to the man...~ Tony
5/19/04 LAKE BUENA VISTA (ORLANDO) HOUSE OF BLUES AUDIENCE JONATHAN BABCOCK 55:03/74:22
Date Added:7/11/2004
Track List:CD ONE: AMBIENCE. TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST. LOVE SCIENCE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:The best news is what? Another great JB recording, a return to form from the band as they encounter a better sized enthusiastic Orlando crowd than 2 nights prior in Tallahassee. Better vibe strikes you even during truth...b grass now almost has a dance beat tonight...actually sounds like what Willie would a done with this tune...Todd builds on the fab extended solo from 2 nights ago and hammers it home..Crowd wacked...as Mammon starts we marvel again at the great recording- details revealed...simply best version so far I’ve heard...Fascist Christ band is tight as a hydraulic drumhead on Fascsist Christ--int the crowd a few gals giggle at the rap (they evidently are real big fans...yeah...) until they hear what he's saying and they stop...PP and TR go off together on a polyrhythmic accent trip into the sky at the solo...very groovy dude...ISP Jon tells me was patched from the old tape he got at the venue...real key part..Again no words to the crowd and into Weeps...leads are good but honestly probably not meant to take this song on tour...too many nights in a row...maybe this should be an every 2 niter like love science (bring back Temp Sanity!!!)...God Said has a vocal delay more prominent (return at a stronger signal) than most nights...Jesses lead on Lairs is an amazing mini composition by itself...both these last 2 are fab...this first set was special...go on to later- sweet has the best groove I’ve heard..Hot fun but not too on top of the beat like it used to be...past is a bit fast...Todd does an amazing job but the tempo is too fast to feel it deeper...then comes love science..Easily the sloppiest tune performed this night, I don’t understand why...Synth has a jive style delivery vocally...the solos touch on a bit of T Monk, Hendrix...jazz collage style from JF..Now it’s daughter hootie (b/c of Kasim's beard)...the "you were born" section of call and response is now a nightly "let me throw the band" exercise- really Zappa-like (Britney)..Feel It is slightly faster...Kasim sparkles-Todd delivery meant to pull back the band some and they do...wild lead at the end...some bulls eye, some slight dissonance...passionate Nail...comfortable pace on HIM and almost, I say, almost a perfect JOV ..At end Todd says during the intros...”...buy our t-shirt when it comes out"...what? Must of had to have been there-I wish I was-this was a killer show and a super recording~ Tony
5/21/04 CLEARWATER FLA RUTH ECKARD HALL AUDIENCE JONATHAN BABCOCK 70:31/79:53
Date Added:7/14/2004
Track List:CD ONE: HALL/AMBIENCE (LENGTHY-2 TRACKS). TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST. BORN TO SYTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY. EXIT MUSIC. FROGS OUTSIDE (2 TRACKS)
Note:Another great job from john b in Ruth Eckerd-on the day that the Eckerd founder, Jack Eckerd died...strange?? But a real strong show-rivaling Orlando for intensity...some highlights: extended solo continues on Buffalo Grass...better than 2 nights ago...near perfect Mammon...odd sound for Fascist Christ in that the mids seem gone in the mix-makes for some nice observations of the parts happening'...Todd's solo is pretty humorous on this..I’ve never heard him play such "jive runs" before or in this style he just lets loose...speed runs almost atonal in effect at places-I really dig it...The breakdown before the old time religion part is my favorite I’ve heard on this tour-it is kind of whispery, spooky...almost like an old Motown mid 70s thing..You have to hear it...never did it like this (judging by the CDs) before or after...very special version of both mammon and Fascist Christ...ISP very jangly this night...key arrangement kicks ass, no more echo trill trip CDs part...the new bass part (higher during verse) helps Liar sonically...GO is harder than usual, less swing. Same with SB...Very sleek performance of sweet, Todd shines...could be the best version...Sythn- Jesse was lying in wait to attack it- starts off with a Zappaesqe interplay with PP...Interestingly after the Simpsons riff, Jesse actually lets JF start, then JF realizes Jesse is still holding some feedback and back off for another few bars...JF then does a honky tonk piano style seen in the crazier 70s miles Davis bands. No Kasim solo "Elroy went insane-he couldn’t take the pressure"...then the unexpected happens-as Todd is getting ready to sing during a quiet spot...an audience member starts in "you were born. And improvising like a young kid raised on boy bands...So Todd stopped...he says "It's an American Idol world" anyone else want to audition?some innovative lines follow as todd tries a bit too hard, obviously rattled by this bizzare occurence-did the girl think she was going get a deal then?? Obviously, she wasn’t hardcore Todd fan or she would know you don’t do that to Todd or he'll call you out...he did...nice and slow version of Feel It follows...vocal adlibs are nice and the guitar solo at end soars...mentions ai again before nail..Todd mixes up the improv...finally at the end, Todd largely nails the lead at end of JOV and the crowd goes nuts...great show...how does it rank?? Real high but how many times have I said that so far?? interesting story the swamp next to the lot was infested with frogs, so Jon B thought a nice field recording would add some flavor....sounds real cool almost like a harmonium or cluster electronic Krautrock outtake...I like it..Thanks or a great haul from FL. to Mr. Babcock!~ Tony
5/30/04 MEMPHIS TN NEW DAISY THEATER AUDIENCE SARA K.
Date Added:6/18/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:The first of two back to back nights of good fortune for us all thru ms Sara k...this time for a big change (she is a purist) to deal with the big bad bass monster we've all regretfully had to deal with concerning this round direct "modelly" sound..Wonderful job done here and Nashville (I feel a better group show)-the recordings are very good position-wise and it’s a big treat to hear them at this juncture...way familiar with the material...there’s now an operatic opening-lord of the rings or something pompous like that with full boys choir and orchestra in dramatic unison..Personally I think it’s funny but I’m not sure that’s how it was intended...the vocals are great...a bit distorted at beg...sound shapes better with Grass...Todd’s voice soars over the chugging backbeat..No COPD tonight folks....Mammon sounds now like a rock song and has lost all of the humanoid/robot/mechanized feel on the original...Fascist Christ swings big time...guitar problems surface but the end solo of Christ is attacked in a way not heard before-far more aggression from Todd on guitar...the breakdown on Fascist Christ is now a sensual affair with almost little scatting going down..Playing in and out of the downbeat...lengthy...ISP has the emphasis largely on the riff at the head and no audible chords for verse 1 but was problem the mix...weeps is less smooth-I think they have trouble at this point pumping emotion into it since it’s a cover after all and one he’s done for a few years/tours in AWDAR..definitely more bombastic than before and maybe like a modern day very 1st utopia would have played it ...you know this is similar in a few ways to that first tour...a longer pause at the beg of god said..Liar provides extra screaming tonight from Todd at end...Beloved very plain...listen to your 03s again...it’s almost always too fast despite the momentary break after Liars...GO-starts in higher gear than normal...organ solo is nice playing accents games with PP--who has total control of the band by this point...SB is cool as ice-it took awhile to get it to this feel and I think most musicians know it’s the simple ones that can take longer to get the feel right..Real nice groove tonight...sweet is total "hot fun in the summertime" 6/8 groove tonight PP stays on tip top of the beat...less machine like now as well-accents sprinkled thru in jazz like manner by pp and Kasim..Past. Cautious tonight, almost sneaky...delicate...pp never hits the snare-all rims tonight...this shows how far the vocals have come...unique version...slip away part is magic....Synth-very loose from the start hard to describe the sound that is trying to happen here tonight..Odd angular stuff-kind of sinister slant from Mr. g...screaming...definitely playing by himself and not so much interplay and that’s the problem with this tonight...JF- t monk style for a very short while and goes into 2x very early...continues to battle against the tide ala zawinul used to do in weather report...complex but diffuse..Kasim solo...Todd does get into the lyrics of who do you love?...feel it little too fast/less drama...less tension-for me that’s not good...vocs are great though..But again a failure at the lead part...nail sounds like they’re tired of playing it...sloppy...then out come the Elvis masks for JOV and as they leave the stage Jesse plays the opening chord to jailhouse rock (see if you can find it)..A great recording and a show full of great playing...this is the night where they played well individually well...the communication or band ensemble playing was sloppy at places but this would gel as well in Nashville..Thanks Sara...all of these shows are good-another winner but slightly behind Nashville because of the performance-recordings are both excellent...Thanks again to Ms. K.~ Tony
5/31/04 NASHVILLE TN EXIT-IN AUDIENCE SARA K.
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID . LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS (CUTS IN AT VERY BEG). SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST. BRN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:I told you guys about this one before I had the final version and Sara has done it again. this one I tell you I think slightly edges out charlotte for the best performance that I’ve heard-but it’s my opinion anyway..There is no doubt that it is better than the night before and Memphis was hot as hell...great show, great voice, great interplay and a return of instrumental restraint just enough to balance the mastery achieved from playing a lotta dates. The mechanization is also leaving Truth when the band comes in...Sounding more human each time it’s played...bassy Buffalo Grass rolls along...Mammon into Fascist Christ is wicked...pp is powerful whammo drumming just accents Todd’s extended lead guitar break..Todd wailing away into uncharted territory-Kasim and PP shifting the beats underneath-makes this as exciting of a passage as heard on the tour...ISP turns into a glider...weeps again is the hardest to get feeling behind at this point but the end solo is again extended beating the audience into emotional submission....god said contains a strange drum hit in.beg but brings back a lot of restraint to the mix. Nice to do. At the end of a numbing liar the crowd has the reaction of being in a coma...I don’t get it...the solo tunes are accordingly more restrained than usual which again is welcome...infidel stops for a spell...GO- Hendrix mood for Jesse this night and in an unprecedented move JG and JF begin to trade 4s...jf employs a jazzy then boogie woogie style...this is the best ensemble version of GO..SB-Todd says to band that they must be in some kind of hurry...they were a bit fast but not so much to note it...Todd then sings in a way to show he’s not pleased with the pace by (as he has done in the past) ignoring the rhythm with his phrasing..Cutting his own path...the mix of sweet is nice-low keys at the start give it a more organic feel...great vocal delivery...it’s all there tonight...Past again is very delicate...very straight, very nice...emphasis on BEEN living in then past this night. Synth-kind of floats up into play//PP and JG tonight are into the polyrhythmic interplay that FZ utilized with Vince Colauita on drums...bombastic at times but going full time..JF doing a plucking/pedal tone thing JF on the big jazz tip tonight...Kasim choedal thing ends with some beautiful chords very Brian Wilson-like...Todd really tries to throw Jesse tonight with the echo bit...with fades and bends...feel it is sparse and nice-ace version tonight..Strange angular lines on guitar...as bad and sloppy as nail was in Memphis-it is rededicated in Nashville...very accurate-best...JOV ends majestically with an extended solo...magnif...it’s amazing that our man is doing probably his best night to night performances of his career and he’s in his mid 50s............thank you Sara...it’s a classic performance/recording for sure folks...sorry there’s no timing but I will add it in this body later-roger's program won’t let me put it in later at the top.~ Tony
6/8/04 BUFFALO NY THE TRALF AUDIENCE JONATHAN BABCOCK 60:33/78:10
Date Added:7/15/2004
Track List:CD ONE: AMBIENCE. TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. FLAW. SWEET. PAST. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Show #4 of 5 new ones from Mr. Babcock and this may be the best one of the batch. Great sounding venue, recording super again...and the inclusion of flaw make this great...Todd always saves a great (and sometimes the best) show for the penultimate position...to me, these two stand even a little above the Fla shows because largely of the gravity of the last 2 shows of this leg..Which, in sum, to me has been the best tour ever...I don’t know what the hell Richard Lester’s saying that Todd’s known as "a Billy Joel type in the us" but that British fans know of his past accomplishments prog rock wise....what a pompous load of bullshit..Everyone reading this has probably been through many different Todd tours/ scenes, whatever...and we've seen all the shows...what is talking about? (Ref...July mojo)...anyway-I listened to the old 95 shows recently and this band now is so much more rehearsed, better singers, more defined parts..Let’s face it...a lot of the I tour was balls to the wall power rock-which is cool but I feel this tour displays musicianship and Todd’s musical trip as well as any tour he’s done..To me at this point it’s hard to say it’s not the best ever...everyone has their favorites but I loved it-wish there were different tunes added to the mix but I’m very happy and wish I could have made more-these CDs let us all be there and that’s the point of this..Anyhow-this is a great show and my comments are: Buffalo Grass is very weird...something’s strange w. bass again, guitar screams in solo (Todd very aggressive)...mammon very raved up...loss of precision... subtle accents shifting now in the tune. F Christ not as much groove this night...a lot going on ...solo section the band locks it in....ISP is actually suspended while the riff is repeated by the band to fix the bass..Todd mentions randy getting drafted by royals....Todd then says this has been the best gig yet...funny cause it is kind of a turning point...guitar more adventure than usual on weeps....god said-very pajama silky belly singing..Liar a sonic assault now that the rumble's gone from the bass...sb nice caution shown...sensitive jazz vibe...sounds better than ever...now rushing the start of lines to glide over the top of the verses..Flaw of course is an attraction but here the band is still fairly slow with it...I don’t know...kind of don’t like that whole "motherfucker" crutch...you know...”fuck you Jesse"...it’s ok...tune reminds of cameo on Todd’s album version. Sweet is nice pace. Flowing vocs continue-he’s on his game this night...top level-feel the testimony...past-nice and slow...crowd gives him due-almost perfect version though for some reason it ends a bit early....Synth- all the stops begin this night and from here on out-your hair stands up...great part which I wont like I usually do..Go overboard. Anyway-let’s say the call and response section now has the whole of the band in the end of it and is very Zappaesqe...very special version-band at its peak of playing sensitive to each other...very slow feel it..I do like feel it better in Albany but the lead and the way this one builds is odd cause pp plays very static...same with nail..PP very straight drumming after Synth...and above all he nails the solo end on JOV which makes this THE version...magical response. Magic night...magic tour...thanks for providing it to us all, Mr. B...~ Tony
6/9/04 ALBANY NY THE EGG AUDIENCE JONATHAN BABCOCK -------/-------
Date Added:5/25/2006
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. CD TWO: FLAW. SWEET. PAST. LOVE SCIENCE. BORN TO SYNTHEISZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Another fine recording by Mr. babcock-he says he had to bail due to yap but you can only really hear one spot in truth...no biggie at all... the band was tight as hell and the majesty of this being the last show of this victorious leg is not lost on them...neither is the fact they were videotaping (again?) for DVD..Great choice...this is a great show...in my opinion, I like buffalo better on the whole but this has several all-time moments...his guitar leads have reached a new high at the end of the tour...squealy job on Fascist Christ...Blows doors off on ISP.....crowd energized by Weeps...not that tiresome tonight.....smooth around the edges is God Said..A few words mixed up in liars...nice flow to GO but I must agree with the daily mirror reviews that this is a low point of each nights show and there is much music of his they could have played instead...I also wonder why they would do Weeps in the UK but that show's up next..On this night PP lights up GO...pretty slow version of SB.....dynamics nice...no overplay tonight as much due to video rolling probably...Jesse plays a more Strat soul chord pattern in Flaw for the first time-this is not what Todd played on CD..Sweet picks up and the show goes way up from here...past - super version...very disciplined playing...which is hard when the tempo is so slow...amazing to compare Mr. Gresse's vocs with those in 92...vocals sound better than ever...best version of love science-Todd comes closest..Middle section still a bit funky...Synth...I usually comment on the styles of soloists...nothing new this night until JF goes very abstract from the start of his deal....even Kasim again this night..Jesse on echo-whole band involved...someone this night shouts Liar right at the dead air spot where the gal sang in Fla...Saddens me to hear Feel It...Proof again Mr. r is the world’s best singer with this performance this nite, i wont ruin the solo for you....all timer...crowd doesn’t seem to unanimously get it...they want nail instead...exchange between Todd Kasim and a fan..Todd (to the the fan): you want me to torture this guy (meaning Kasim)??? Kasim: I’m already tortured...talk of the DVD is the buzz...magical last JOV...so what have we learned from this tour? I think it is the most important tour he’s ever undertaken and the performances were at a level vocally that we haven’t seen for many years...Thanks so much to JB for taking us all to another level.....update: Weavil gave me the audio burn of the DVD-TR mixed-nice.~ Tony
6/13/04 A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD ATLANTIC CITY HILTON AUDIENCE SARA K. 64:25/
Date Added:6/28/2004
Track List:CD ONE: BACK IN THE USSR. DAY TRIPPER. LADY MADONNA. IF YOU WANT IT. BABY BLUE. DAY AFTER DAY. NO MATTER WHAT. GO NOW. LIE AND LET DIE. BAND ON THE RUN. OPEN MY EYES. HELLO ITS ME. RAIN. SAILING. ARTHUR'S THEME. RIDE LIKE THE WIND. CD TWO: EYE IN THE SKY. MAXWELL'S SILVER HAMMER. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. TICKET TO RIDE. GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END. BIRTHDAY. HEY JUDE.
Note:Very happy to have Sara cover this for us so that we can hear it. Recording is nice-you can hear it all clearly here...but the bummer is that the background vocals all night long are not arranged at all and are frequently out of tune...day tripper is atrocious to say the least..Todd is the star of the show and is the only one worth seeing here in my opinion...I think these are the only 2 shows all year for this proposition that has seen better days...particularly, Denny Laine appears to have been a basehead in the year between the last time out...His voice is gone this time out...Molland is so-so and Cris Cross is criss cross.....glad Farner's gone...and I really wish Todd would bow out of this gracefully..He’s got too much going for him on the solo scene now...it’s not the point where he’s going to get any new fans out of this and we all know he's being loyal to AP who always asked him, so you can’t fault him here..This must really seem silly to Todd at this point...the few things that I noticed that were neat were the "back on the streetish" version of if you want it....no matter what is actually performed about the best this night..golden slumbers-the end solo section has changed now so it is inaccurate arrangement- wise to the AR version...hey Jude has a mystery melody for awhile....you know I just don’t like the idea of paying big bucks to a band that just gets together and jams on Beatles tunes and with the level of arrangement that Todd has established--that’s about it...I know that there’s a core band that tries to do their best but this idea is gone now and I hope AP can do w/o the weekend of money and give this the burial it should have had a year ago....I will say the sound quality is key...another fine job by Sara k..Our roving reporter--hey this may be the last ever AWDAR show...who knows??~ Tony
7/10/04 WEERT NETHERLANDS BOSPOP FESTIVAL AUDIENCE (HARM VAN SLEEN & WOUTER BESSEL) N/A
Date Added:8/24/2004
Track List:TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRIKCIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. TEMPORARY SANITY. GOD SAID. LIAR. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:The Bospop form Mr. Van Sleen is a different animal-sound is way better-all that shit about the sound at the concert was wrong and is unbelievably accounted for by the recorder on the Bessel recording...this show is actually very nice and is a one off- set wise- there is a slowdown in Temporary Sanity and PP forgets and ends WWE too soon but all is all a very passionate performance..I’m leaving my original note as a joke just to show how wrong I could be...this Van Sleen version smokes!!! Odd truncated show (set 1+ Temporary Sanity and WWE) - first, the sound varies greatly--some due to limitations of recorder, but mostly because this is Todd’s sound set up into the festival setup which due to our ampless deal here made things experimental sound wise-it does clear up by the second half but unfortunately never comes close to the achievements of the us recordings...here is a quick rundown: Truth is distorto..Sound really is hideous to start with...Buffalo Grass solo smokes, fast pace but a dramatic slowdown problem the result of a hand going up during verse 1...Mammon is decent..Fascist Christ had the backbeat feel and a fab pre-old-time religion breakdown...ISP rocked as usual...Kasim knocked it out...weeps (my q is why?) Extended...Temporary Sanity-PP altered (by simplifying) the beat...also slowed down significantly......Jesse and Kasim pull it through...sketchy....God Said...some popping, version is so-so...Liar...last tune??..Back for WWE--nice by the end but a strange breakdown happens about 70% through that the boys play their way out of but definitely drifted into adlib there when PP stopped playing...all in all-performance was decent, sound dreadful at the hall, recording average...hope theres better to come from the UK.~ Tony
7/12/04 BRISTOL ENGLAND CARLING ACADEMY AUDIENCE ISTVAN 54:46/79:54
Date Added:8/26/2004
Track List:CD ONE: CARMINA BURANA (ORFF-INTRO MUSIC). TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. FLAW. SWEET. PAST. LOVE SCIENCE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME(CUTS IN). JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Another spot on recording from István. A shaky energy abounds here- interesting feel to the first set here...no real deep groove...a weird groove continues on ISP...everyone’s playing ok...it just feels strange-Todd's rhythm is very up on it...very loose...god said..A heckler mars the end of the tune-last break going in...Lots of rumble on Liar...all in all it sounds great but the first set is unsatisfactory...nice version of Flaw...2nd half of BTS is best of all time...gospel is alive and well on feel it...guitar note nailed on JOV..HIM cuts in but not much missed...jubilation on Want of a Nail sounds inspired this night (may be best of tour)...all in all a very nice recording for a pretty good show that has some definite moments of transcendence (BTS, Nail ,etc).. thanks to the I man for another gem~ Tony
7/15/04 LONDON ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL AUDIENCE ISTVAN ------------------/------
Date Added:8/20/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. CD TWO: FLAW (CUTS IN). SWEET. PAST. LOVE SCIENCE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:This István version is the bomb-the bass is a bit high vol like the us stuff but nothing to complain about here...really a triumphant performance....here’s my old notes-get this one now: I guess with the history of the man eating peacock suit and countless others I can name, one could argue that Todd has always sabotaged himself in big or high pressure gigs..Not this time...although the British press essentially cried for the hits in an eloquent fashion...puke....(like a Midwestern hick here in the us), but put it in terms that also made us sound unrefined ala uncut ---don’t get me started----......etc..bs, the real fans in the UK know better...this was an excellent performance and ...there are some cut outs that happen throughout (ONLY THE URWIN VERSION) this and it does affect what would otherwise be a decent but not great recording...the hall was old and that certainly had a great deal to do with result..Some sounds not bad at all but most of all the performance was boss. generally, Todd seemed happy and treated it the same although the neggieEGO (we hadn’t missed it... believe me) seemed to slip back out a bit with the towel dab exercise and the razz of Kasim about his bass solo...: sound gets bigger on b grass and the solo is a wig out!..Confident f Christ...almost cocky (the "standard" said that) ISP is almost dance style-radically almost disco hihat pattern...guitar freak-out on (gall) weeps...plain gorgeous God Said--monster...Liar...super effort here...Todd notes his gratitude in seeing the place packed..Hey us fans, believe it or not they tried to get a beat going clapping during Infidel...same on LF...in complete honesty, I agree with the English rags that GO was a poor choice to include in the set...Kasim should have sung a tune or two instead... SB not as jazzy as the end of us tour-nice inprov'd vos at end by Todd....sweet shows some slight voc strain at top...past very nice ..Love SC...Todd ok on vocs, but sounds very 80s this night-esp. JF's solo...Synth...no real fire or excitement nice colors by Jesse..F ends up chasing PP- goes into 2x too early and shudder, the bass solo returns.(Empire City). Plays riffs from several including Hammer Singring and 7 Rays..Then Todd razzes him about the Meatloaf tours and no bass solos then...extended solo on glorious feel it and you’re stunned by the lack of response from the crowd, they obviously didn’t get it...Want of a nail revives the crowd some...they had been waiting on HIM...a great deal of roar greets JOV...which cuts...thanks to Gary for getting me this..It certainly shows what a good effort he gave...to me and all who will hear it-the hardcore’s-it was a triumph but again, I’m not sure what they expected by reading the reviews...VERY GLAD TO HAVE THE SPARKLING ISTVAN RECORDING.....thank god for you the UK fans and Paul Lester-can’t stop now..We want the Liars CD in the top 10 year lists in uncut and mojo..........~ Tony
7/17/04 THE ACADEMY GLASGOW SCOTLAND AUDIENCE (GARY BARRETT) 137:07
Date Added:5/28/2015
Track List:INTRO/TRUTH.BUFFALO GRASS.MAMMON.FASCIST CHRIST.I HATE MY FRICKIN I.S.P.WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS .GOD SAID.LIAR.BELOVED INFIDEL.LUNATIC FRINGE .GREEN ONIONS .SOUL BROTHER. FLAW.SWEET.PAST.BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.FEEL IT.THE WANT OF A NAIL.ENCORE APPLAUSE.HELLO IT'S ME.ENCORE APPLAUSE.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This one just surfaced 11 years later. It’s nice to have, the quality is very good. But seems to be recorded from a great distance from the stage, and I don’t know how large the Academy (Venue) is. This audience recording is still very much of a keepsake from this wonderful Liars Tour. Thank you Gary Barrett! As you all can see, we have a very large selection of Fan recordings here in the Archives from the Tour. However, this is not even comparable to the great recordings by Istvan the nights prior to or after this evening.~ Warren
Here's a small review by Glasgow Fan Jim Sutherland: "Twenty seven (27) years since he last played Glasgow with Utopia and twenty two (22) years since he last played Scotland. Most reviews seem to moan about the lack of his older numbers but, what they forget, is this a tour of his NEW album. I knew what to expect and enjoyed it, the old stuff was a bonus.The sound was great, his singing was great, his guitar playing brought back happy memories, the band were average."
7/18/04 MANCHESTER BRIDGEWATER HALL AUDIENCE (VIA ISTVAN) -------/----------
Date Added:4/28/2005
Track List:CD ONE: MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GODSAID. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. FLAW. SWEET. CD TWO: PAST. BORN TO SYNHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO IT'S ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:What a show...the sound quality doesn’t live up to say London but their performance is right there. Certainly I can hear some high ceilings involved, but really nice to listen to and super performance> slightly abridged comments: one of best 1st sets (missed pre-Mammon, but what's here rules) some rumble on F Christ, love the groove...no talk into ISP..The fans appear to be puzzled as to why Weeps....passionate performance of God Said...almost a slowed down LF...nice gentle swinging grove on SB, possibly the best ever flaw..."see people in the back into it"...superb vocals on sweet front and back.....crowd goes wild on sweet!!...past still very nice but doesn’t quite measure up to d'sweet...great pace...BTS chronicles: wicked 1st solo by Jesse lots of bite to it-much whammy-use....this Beckish bite kind of folds into a torrid technical scale-like run right into the big teapot..One of the hardest, meanest solos (no coffeehouse run for Jesse??)Into a whammyblur...JF begins diminished chords to full on bebop-then a block chord jazz on top of the beat-very much at times sounding like corea-weckle duking it out...goes block crazy...nice line w/ PP intro. Into Kasim who really seems popular in UK...Chord plucking-very creative solo before turning to the riffs of the Ikon and seven rays-with PP cymbal accents, the best...something then about David Bowie's lollipop....ha...echo...then the mime part "I would fire 'em but it's the last gig..."sleep section..Odd music...." feel it-odd rhythm...feels as if there's no feeling...a mixed bag......Nail- notes missed...lead not on for JOV - all in all a nice show...thanks István!~ Tony
8/24/04 NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PARK DELACORTE THEATER (W/JOE JACKSON & ETHEL) AUDIENCE JOHN BRONSKILL -----/-------/45:53
Date Added:9/1/2004
Track List:CD ONE (JOE): HOME TOWN. STEPPIN' OUT. TAKE IT LIKE A MAN. AWKWARD AGE. BE MY NUMBER TWO. OBVIOUS SONG. LOVE AT FIRST LIGHT. GIRL (BEATLES COVER) .CITIZEN SANE. IT'S DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS. IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM. CD TWO (TODD): LYSISTRADA. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. BLACK AND WHITE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. ONE WORLD. WHILE MY GUITAR (VIOLIN) GENTLY WEEPS (W/JOE JACKSON & STELLA). BLACK MARIA (W/JOE JACKSON & STELLA). CD THREE (STELLA):CROWD AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.SWEET HARDWOOD SUITE PART 1-HARDWOOD. PART 2-SPIRITUAL. PART 3-SHUFFLE. NEBELMOST DANCES. BAND INTRO/ALLOP. PELEMANI'S REVENGE. BLACK DOG (YES, ZEP COVER)
Note:Glorious one off in NYC that grew out of the wonderful Joes show from this summer. Joes Pub in the Paahhkk...!! Recorded by Mr. Roys in wonderful 24 bit-48kps and reprocessed to 16 bit-44.1kps...were now on a new planet of sound...the real bonus is the probably never again unique versions of weeps and Maria which will doubtlessly sneak onto many compilations of rarities in the future..Most a set solo set like the 03 tour...like my mother in law Cheryl told me about this night...Todd’s onto something new vocally in that he has more control and he doesn’t overuse his voice -tonight the strategy pays huge dividend as we get some of the most impassioned versions of these old chestnuts that we’ve heard too many times before but instead are transformed like they were last year by a fresh perspective especially vocally..This is more of that and even further there. Surprise that this night sees no Liars additions to solo set and only the centerpiece solo section is retained (Beloved, Lunatic) and both of these are awarded extra emphasis due to the impending/looming?? Rnc in the city. Cliché, IWHMAD both sound fresher than they have in years...clarity on the high end has never been better like on compassion this night...btw check out Mr. Moates review, Grady is the man........airplanes continue to fly over and Todd makes several comments about them..No "pakoluka" in Uke. (Is that because the theater crowd aint toking?-just kidding but a real curious omission for the first time in ages?)...some moments of levity in HIM (somewhat train sized) and an odd stop start end to fringe...weeps has Joe j singing the chorus part (...I don’t how...nobody told you...)- Todd does an acoustic solo in the solo spot-Stella violinist does all the "Jesse parts". The main riff sounds cool with violins. Then Todd says "if you think that was nutty, we have one more from the nutty bar for you...partly due to Todd's guitar being lower than the others, the song kind of hovers in with a bee like mimic of the electric power chord sustain on the original...the solos are very much patterned after the original Todd solos in most places (it's obvious that the lead violinist has heard s/a many times) J Jackson plays a solo- very bell like. Very nice unforgettable version. I-like almost everyone else think that Maria worked more than weeps (probably b/c Weeps is polar to JJ's style) but both of these and the others are the reason you need this. Given that this is a one off (and I still haven’t picked the best liars shows) I must say that you need to peel CD 2 off of this one and add to the Joes pub this summer as ESSENTIAL...I will get the Joe tunes on here when I listen in full but quality is very nice and as I said, if this PDA result is any indication as to what’s in store...things keep getting better -thanks to Mr. Roys (and Sara) for completely nailing this one important never again moment!!!~ Tony
9/14/04 PETALUMA CAL MYSTIC THEATER AUDIENCE SARA K. 55:21/77:00
Date Added:10/3/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS (CUTS IN). SOUL BROTHER. FLAW. SWEET. PAST. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:The first of Sara's new west coast stuff reveals some progression since the UK shows we have. If you’re playing Petaluma, it is the mystic or no other place. The smallness of the venue also tends to yield the same style recording that we saw in Half Twisted where the drums are a bit louder than the other Pa stuff ala Pittsburgh and SF '99. But we get a few surprises here. Btw-Ike Willis was there. PP also is more animated than usual. The first set is where the drums are bit up in the house mix the crowd is into this show from start to end and Todd has 'em all riled up. Maybe that’s why the first set here is really hyped up. It is ironic that ISP (usually a kick in the ass of the show) is where the show comes under the groove. Before that it is a bit too hyped up for my taste. Yes things have loosened up as well. Weeps shows Jesse really playing his rhythm part very staccato or sharp-adding a nice choppy element to the sound and giving it different life. Even God Said is rushed and the boundaries are now broken down between verses to allow a straight 4 count into "...you are not" section (call 'em chorus I guess). Top notch vocs on liar. the solo section is superb here-especially infidel which we are told was written during HWs time-Todd pulls no punches and says we need to "return GWB to Crawford Texas" the crowd roars like never before and then the most inspired version ever of LF is delivered and the crowd is into it....nice loping pace for GO starts off set 2 with absolutely the best drum solo I’ve ever heard from PP..It is a phenom...crowd again wakkad and eats it up.....flaw is the best version yet-in sweet a strange thing appears in that it seems that the tuning between Jesse and John is very slightly off-Todd does a great job considering he had to split the difference..Another day at the office on a slower version of Past...great Todd performance. BTS shows some significant changes since UK, Jesse starts in a jerky style chords walking into a nice jazz run...the hard sound comes in and goes into teapot and Simpsons run...JF really is dealing with very abstract modal at the start around 11th even 13ths..Then falls into the standard blues based. The jazz takes off but doesn’t really work and you can tell at least some of these guys are not really jazz players...no bass solo...an Arabian nights flavor flows thru the band after Todd returns...JF says he’s conflicted when he’s called "Jane", Todd responds he’s been ....."Conflicted all night" maybe the tuning thing???We’re drifting into a bit much abusiture calling Todd the pitcher and rating Jesses echoes...after the last Todd says...ok everybody on the bus....I don’t know-I don’t think he has to appear this tyrannical-especially since he can’t hit some of the guitar notes accurately himself from night to night-should show appreciation for the dude-you and I know it’s for show but these are the things that gets Todd a rep for being arrogant...anyhow, the end is being played up..Unfortunately, Feel It never takes off...comments on how hot it is...HIM is mysteriously missing the "...don't change don’t change part"-instead it just hangs there...very good recording challenged by the small club but really worth a peek at the progress to date. Another great Sara recording. ~ Tony
9/15/04 SAN FRANCISCO THE FILLMORE (INCOMPLETE) AUDIENCE 55:54/47:19
Date Added:10/4/2004
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO/TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS (CUTS)>BORN TO SYNTHESIZE (CUTS IN). FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:2nd in set of 5 Sara WC shows. House sound is vastly superior to Petaluma and begins to show the PDA system power. In fact truth is probably as good on here as anywhere-b grass shows a more confident, strident and in control band than the previous night. Mammon returns to the former a bit stiffer but better version than the looser version played at the...in fact, you can say that about all that’s on here. As you can, a large chunk is missing (icld. Love Science) and the quality of the recording leaves you bumming that’s its gone (don’t worry-best yet to come)...shaky start to f Christ and a bit fast and the low end rumble begins. Phrasing from Todd (as we know by now) shows his distaste for the groove/speed...also while I’m at it, Kasim got way too busy on the coda sections till it sounded like a jam session at points..Nice extension on breakdown. Powerful ISP, Todd in slight rough voice...solos on Weeps are raunchy at end (nice) Kasim by now also really has the harmonies on exact phrase on God Said. (Someone yapped "very nice" afterwards. ditto. like cold water, someone calls out for "Piss Aaron" (in SF??). sermon about W continues "can't stop fighting evil"...LF played like it creates votes! a short GO then cuts to the bass solo in BTS...seems fast tempo to me and Todd actually asks the band to vamp surf music. Jesse Colin Young and the Youngbloods get a name check (hear that, Norman Smart??) on Kasim's banana suit...Todd remarks Jesse is nervous in his hometown (huh?? I thought he lived in Woodstock) when he misses the first vocal call/response. Todd remarks the band "plays like Mormons". Feel It is a bit fast and there is, believe it or not a Jesse mistake on a chord (you can count on one hand probably for the tour)...Todd nice vocs-all in all a bit too fast to ever catch the magic but closer. Fast groove less Nail during HIM something was happening onstage but it’s unclear what it was-crowd reaction pretty loud to whatever it was. Nice JOV...some excited encore yap here-you would think the bay folks know tapers are everywhere, but I guess when Todd said the yuppies moved in , this is what he meant..All in all another great recording-better performance on balance than the Petaluma show in that the band played together more as a unit...kind of like the Nashville vs. Memphis deal...Sara’s PDA is rocking.~ Tony
9/17/04 AGOURA HILLS CAL THE CANYON CLUB AUDIENCE VARIOUS SOURCES 57:24/79:15
Date Added:10/4/2004
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO/TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. FLAW. SWEET. PAST. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This show has a very rich deep sound from a vantage where the vocals are upfront and the guitars (esp. Jesse) in your face. The sound is absolutely fab and in my opinion rises to top of the scale of recordings -the performance is very together, very solid band performance on songs, Todd’s voice is very well defined on Mammon and shines. During the second set, his voice surprisingly hits the ceiling and gets a bit hoarse, most evidently on Sweet, but folks let me tell you this one’s special-set 1 is clear and deep without the rumble that’s plagued most venues. A clear perspective of stuff vocally is delivered here. Mammon may be the best version but a great vocal performance. The groove returns to F Christ vocs are tip top. Kasim hits a monster never before heard riff in this tune toward the end that is magical-you’ll know when you hear it...he’s really shown the most progression during the tour and has had the longest but most exciting learning curve and his long attention span shows in his flourishes he peppers through the set, always tasteful, never too much..He and the band play like a unit this night and the result is a magical first set...small mistake at turn of God Said again but super and Liar winds like an electric eel...some moron yells "play something we know" another asks for 'we can’t play this game anymore"..Weezuz in the land o' platsicity obviously...Todd remarks they had built up a head of steam and doesn’t protest too much when the guitar isn’t turned on/up. Second set although still masterfully recorded and consistent in sound (even in the DAT patch of Nail)...after a pretty stellar vocal performance, Todd hits his limit on sweet...past is odd with the keys so low but still not that bad of balance...I actually like it better on most tunes..Maybe that’s what Steve Stevens meant...was not the clarity for sure...Sara captured that without dispute here-you can hear for yourself. Past is a bit jazzier...it’s tough to talk in this terms but it is also low-key or as I said before calm and cautious...Todd vocs decent, not that exertional to protect, but rough in spots...Snyth: Jesse takes off of Todd’s phrase...pretty brisk tempo Jesse gets raunchier and noisier than usual on loud spot...straight blow on other...Ferenzik begins in diminished mode with blocks and adds synth to the jazz part before the end "stairclimb". Kasim peppers his solo with last of the new wave riders, hammer in my heart and the seven rays...remarks re shitstorm about "Florida being punished for something.." feel it the emotion returns, best of 3 so far but not on level of say Albany for me. Guitar work at end of Feel It spellbinding playing some polyrhythmic off PP's drums. Small hiccup on nail-patch sounds great-it's those mics!!Todd refers to fans "getting high in back of van" to being veep of corporation. Air of trimuphancy about JOV. Now, this show is a great one-in the top few-best so far of the WC shows and the recording, well-wait till you hear it...it’s the shit, man....I love it-don’t know what Steve Stevens was talking about-monster. ~ Tony
9/18/04 CERRITOS CA CERRITOS CENTER AUDIENCE SARA K. 66:35/74:05
Date Added:10/6/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. CD TWO: FLAW. SWEET. PAST. LOVE SCIENCE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:I'm not going to beat around the bush (well if the bush is w, i may..) but this show is an instant classic. the sound is nearly perfectly balanced with little to no bass overload. no sound at all from yap except a brief two blurbs where our reporter Sara K is discovered and forced to surrender her backup DAT and then is given it back within 5 minutes and she is told to "carry on". that brief spell does not prevent this from being one of the best shows from start to finish, both in terms of recording quality (breathless) as well as total band performance~ Tony
9/20/04 TEMPE AZ MARQUEE THEATER AUDIENCE SARA K. 63:14/78:52
Date Added:10/12/2004
Track List:CD ONE: TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. GREEN ONIONS. CD TWO: SOUL BROTHER. FLAW. SWEET. PAST. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:5th in the series of the Sara K. West Coast run finds us in state of AZ and with it comes a more cavernous theater that acoustically causes some slap back echo as well as dribble of yap here and there that mostly doesn’t distract but comes at some strange moments..the recording is sterling and does wonders with the hall but recalls venues like Count Basie in Red Bank and Tower Theater in Philly....some performance notes: truth-shows Jesse prominently and is good for you guitarists to see what lines he’s playing during 3d verse, chorus..Nice muscular rock version of Mammon...ISP ending crunch guitar sound by Todd--words get twisted on Weeps...god said is the fastest tempo I’ve heard ‘em take on this one and the yap from the young gals show they want the cockrock instead...what is nice is Kasim's harmony on a good bit of the lines, alternating between unison and harmony (mostly 3rds)..Balance of sound.mix a bit odd on Liar...BI and LF surprisingly no political message between...great version of GO, tight but lifeless version of Flaw, nice loping version of sweet--the "...everybody in the world...”part now bringing up the limits vocally each night (but he did conquer this passage back east, if you don’t believe me, check for yourself, night after night)..Past is really kind of sad tonight...again some distant yap close to the climax baffles the mind..... (How could you be there and yet not with him at that point??)...BTS - Jesse nice single lines jazz style...and mixes some blues but stays mostly in the Pat Metheny flourish style this night-then into the nasty dirty section which is extra nasty this night...again JF likes this diminished beginning but then veers into territory of blues/houseband (almost Paul Shaffer) style but then dots (even earlier on) his piano solo with oberheim (old Synth) sounds -no bass this night....inside joke revealed "for the want of sunglasses we lost 8 bars"...wardrobe malfunction...on feel it, we get a nice version that where Todd plays with the time vocally..a nice "clear channel" comment (evil) from Todd may indicate that’s he’s on our side (I think)--all in all a very sweet ending to an unforgettable run from Sara that cements this liars tour as the standard to judge all future tours/taping by..Thanks again to Ms. K.!~ Tony!
9/22/04 PORTLAND ALLADIN THEATER AUDIENCE JOHN BRONSKILL 76:62/72:19
Date Added:10/21/2004
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO-C.B.(ORFF)/TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST.I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. FLAW. CD TWO: SWEET. PAST. LOVE SCIENCE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:One of our brothers from the Great Northwest checks in with this-the penultimate show of the west coast tour- this is on par with Jon’s excellent stuff he’s shuttled our way from Seattle area. Very small amount of yap/clap at the start of show but no more factors-the band is cooking ala the Cali shows. Drums are a bit prominent in mix due to the club set up-but very nice DAT recording...notes of show:..Indian drum feel comes back to the fore in b grass...humanity percolates in Mammon-either they’ve played it stiff and very computer like (like the album) or it’s been more influenced by the groove of the following number-and the latter tonight. Crowd into F Christ and nice "wild card" vibe on the extended breakdown-Todd can take ‘em where he feels they should go on the breakdown and is in total control...God Said is sung magnificently with much new emotion/inflection on lines like. “Can’t help...can’t help feeling left out". He’s still taking this music higher...we get a rousing approval/strike the great NW before the 'anything with a pulse running against GWB" speech...excerpts: "doesn’t Texas feel like a foreign country?? Might as well be china..." "Florida hurricanes are a clear message from god"...but even when things are darkest you need to keep fighting against evil." GO- a whammy extravaganza...PP goes off the rails on his solo (still not Petaluma).detached vocs on a faster than normal SB. Odd vibes on Flaw...ragged but unified...sweet-another gem...barely hits limits on Past and this night it is nice and super slow...in case you had a doubt, this is the new Verb to Love/Last Ride/Only Human..The great dramatic ballad of this modern time...glad to have it back...in the interim he tried to fit mated into the slot but it’s not quite the same...whereas mystical stuff like lost horizon, feel it are from a different strain altogether..I’m sure some would question this categorization...however I digress....love science is here this night-I really don’t like the tune that much but it is a bit tighter -BTS is an extravaganza as usual..Jesse w/ jazzy django style lines dissolve into a pool of calm water like sound...back to the whammy for the noisy part...pretty violent and forceful for Jesse...JF in the T Monk style-arpeggio trip-PP prods him...less energy than usual..But tonight the jazz section does take off...doubling lines again with oberheim sounds-upward but jagged. Kasim does on with Singring solo into a poppin affair-melodic-longer than usual, New Wave Riders, Hammer, 7 Rays-a better than usual bass solo...a smell here that makes a bass player want to play a solo..JF keeps echoing the kesy after the JG call and response section-screwing with Todd on purpose...kind of a mini mutiny...lots of impromptu stuff-not quite on the level of, say something as outrageous as pgh7/1/99 but getting there-would love to hear the final night.....kind of comes out of the fog unexpectedly....Feel It-Todd begins fighting against himself vocally toward the climax-the solo rises out of the swirl/scene-above average Feel It but not best (so far my fave version of Feel It is probably London and Albany, also Nashville and charlotte a close 2nd)-good groove on nail..Relaxed unifying version of JOV....god I wish this tour would go on and evolve more.....thanks to Jon B. again!~ Tony
10/23/04 NAGOYA JAPAN CLUB DIAMOND HALL AUDIENCE (VIA HIROSHI) 66:35/70:48
Date Added:11/30/2004
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. FLAW. SWEET. PAST. LOVE SCIENCE. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:First of 2 new items from the east...Hiroshi catches the first 2 of the 4 in Japan by mini-disc. some things hit you right away with this one-first, this is the last go round with liars, second-this is show #1....the way it looks now is that we won’t appear to have a continuation of this tour in any altered way-looks like this is it...the Joe shows look to Todd going back solo for 05, so we'll see..The band has played this stuff out...this night, the band is treated to a more traditional Japanese rock audience who clap along to everything (including born to synthesize)...sounds like a very intimate setting, small place and this is, performance wise (less so sound-wise) the slighter of the two..it just sounds as if there's been some time off and there's caution and also somewhat of a lack of sensitivity going on in set 1..some mistakes have popped up, but by set 2, all is headed back into the groove..Specifics: b grass shows some drag in tempo...rust is evident on the steel sides of the ship that is Mammon.back vocs Kasim off here-groove somewhat returns on f Christ but weird around the edges still...Jesse sounds slick..Todd misses the no-sing hole on ISP at end and his voice is weary here. But all in all Todd’s voice is quite good this night.....sound of 1st set peaks with god said....after a cautious and good weeps...but Todd forgets lyrics and then Kasim slides all over the place trying to find the harmony slot on the chorus..Liar sounds like a big muck this night and I’m sure the band was glad to end set 1. The mid solo tunes are nice (but guitar IS out of tune a bit) w/ clapping and set 2 is far better result: Jesse plays an unreal solo on GO, rust is now gone by SB...Nice groove...flaw however does not have as many miles on it, so it’s a bit more difficult to get back in the swing with-a very long version. Todd’s vocs shine on sweet-unusual adlibbing-great range of voc demonstrated...past is slow but actually swings/lopes a bit (a hint of "verb to love" feel) -Todd stammers a bit through it and phrasing differs a bit on adlib also here. Didn’t expect l science on show 1...more like 2nd wind than ever before (feel wise)...BTS: Jesse in Joe pass mode but soulful bluesy almost Claptonesque to the edgy part...then the best part-an incredibly modular run (in the "Simpsonian" mode) up the whole of the neck that runs straight into the boiling teapot JF plays lyrical melodic over some nice shifting left hand figures..obie runs in and gives this an fz 84 Alan Zavod feel...bass solo yes and it’s a damned good one- much less regimented than before and an actual sculpture before only dipping into the theme bag...brow sweat action into v3...No Catholic reference...no lock on Feel It, has no feel...Todd only tangentially there-he resists the temptation to get involved emotionally and that leaves this a very odd version..Guitar solo just appears, no real emotional intro at all...guitar like I said just kind of falls in...This version is odd for sure...Nail get Todd’s hoarse but true, HIM-nice slow pace punctuated with extra long silences at the stops...(don’t change, part, etc)..the crowd just wails for Todd-you can hear there are real hardcore’s there that are all wrapped up in it all...JOV also is odd in that Todd goes into that "ignore the band type phrasing"-may have been pissed at something..PP is way laid back on this tune-the echo or slap back put on the keyboard part also give this a different feel/sound...in sum, a pretty unique show -leans towards one of those "other" nights, but not really wholly: a lot can be attributed to the layoff, jet lag-but it is a bit better than that due to the uniqueness of certain tunes this night makes this one to check out..However, if you only need one from this mini-tour, things got markedly better on night 2 in Osaka. Thanks to Hiroshi for being our pal from Japan (and a Todd fan of the highest order) and coming through for us yet again with two nice sounding digital recordings of the happenings in his backyard...~ Tony
10/24/04 OSAKA JAPAN NAMBA HATCH AUDIENCE (VIA HIROSHI) 56:19/79:59
Date Added:12/5/2004
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO/TRUTH. BUFFALO GRASS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. GOD SAID. LIAR. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. CD TWO: GREEN ONIONS. SOUL BROTHER. FLAW. SWEET. PAST. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL. HELLO ITS ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:There’s no doubt that this night for the most part was superior to the previous show - the sound is markedly better but there are also some very odd things about this show. One is crowd reaction-for the majority of the show, it is very polite but largely just polite clapping. Like London, feel it this night is magic and there's faint applause following it...more shockingly, the crowd does not yell "mother fucker" at the end of flaw-Todd had to do it over and sounded miffed about it..It was odd...the performance in spots is ab fab...like I said Feel It is a peak...but here’s some more detail: Jesse’s brain may-esqe parts at the end of Truth glisten...pretty intense Mammon-keys mixed very low on it..Kasim solos now on every head part of fascist Christ (too much)...PP's bass drum work on this tune really kicks it in gear towards the end...God Said has repeated timing mistakes-which I suppose are due to failure to be able to hear the guide/click tracks..Oddly, the crowd goes all happy and clapping at lunatic fringe....Jesse does his solo in complete Todd style on GO, PP solo nice...flaw has the above happen and Todd tells them on a repeat the line deal.."Do me a favor"...sweet-tip top vocal place...past-we now see more adlibs-very heartfelt-exceptional version...then, as if the night hasn’t had enough strangeness, here comes the claps on BTS...a very water-like Jesse solo, really intense solos and a slightly different version of shenanigans for the Japanese market..Like Nagoya, long pauses this night...nice Kasim solo in BTS...very long version of BTS but crowd loved it...feel it is the bomb-peak of the night...funkier than usual Nail...then on the encores this chant: clap clap-we want Todd, not the normal...1234..we want Todd clap,, we want Todd clap .........all in all a super duper 2nd set and an ok first one considering the problems.....thanks to Hiroshi- another great Japanese show..Wish I’d been there to see them...thanks again to the man!!~ Tony

Date Title Source Time
3/6/05 WFMU PRESENTS AN EVENING OF CONVERSATION & MUSIC WITH MOOGY KLINGMAN FM BROADCAST FROM RALPH GARCIA 61:11/60:04
Date Added:7/6/2005
Track List:2 CDS OF INTERVIEWS FEATURING TUNES FROM MOOGYS BAND STARTING WITH GLITTERHOUSE THROUGH TR, HENDRIX BANDS, FREE CREEK, JAMES COTTON, LOU REED..ETC-HOSTED BY BOB BRAINEN
Note:Very nice talk and tunes showing the Moogster and his contribution to the music scene...You'll be surprised if you dont already know about the stories he tells on this show...very nice, classy affair all the way around from one of the legendary Radio Stations on the East Coast
4/13/05 MELBOURNE FLA MAXWELL C KING CENTER AUDIENCE MIKE MOSNER 79:32/78;13
Date Added:5/1/2005
Track List:CD ONE: ETHEL LIST/JJ LIST {WILL UPDATE LATER) CD TWO: LYSISTRATA (FADES IN). I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. I SAW THE LIGHT. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING (ABORTED). FREE MALE AND 21. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. BELOVED INFIDEL. LUNATIC FRINGE. ONE WORLD. (REAL MEN). PRETENDING TO CARE. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. BLACK MARIA.
Note:First of all this show is myth bursting...why? Well, the hell that erupted when Todd elected to explain the glitches this night started an avalanche of complaints about set list, professionalism, etc...it sounds just like an opening night sounds for every artists. No, this show is not an unmitigated disaster? Yes he is shaken from the mistakes at spots, but the crowd does not boo at all......in fact, you never believe it until you hear it but some of this show is nice as can be..Tie You Down is perfection...LCM -Todd has some voc range stretching to do for the tour but is well played....Cliché presents a very dynamic form-the middle almost hushed for extra effect...I Saw The Light has Todd pulling out one he handn’t played solo since ‘99..so there’s a few stumbles in trying to pick out the jazz chords...great to hear it again....Todd then delivers a pinch of self deprecation "incredible musicianship so far....put it out of your mind-when I go to this complicated machine (piano) all bets are off”...IWHMAD small line mess up..The climax after the bridge in fact gets a roar of approval from the crowd....then the Viking incident...he starts 2x , then skips it...(more than once on this tour with this tune)..Free Male and 21 finds OH shaken a but from the Viking things, but he gets through it...glazes over lines, you can tell his concentration is all on his fingers at that point...goes into the Billy Joel razz again on HIM…doesn’t stop on HIM and gets thru fine...Uke is next and the crowd in FL. loves it, BI and LF are nice reminders of Fla's part in the political insanity we've seen, then One World-ends w/ great applause....after JJ's real men statement.....then PTC a bit quick but dead on...on Weeps Todd's gtr goes out when plug is out for a second-big deal....JJ fucks up lyrics on Weeps, Black Maria I must say, I have no idea why on the last song of the night-the solo is played by JJ. ~ Tony
4/20/05 GREENSBORO NC WAR MEMORIAL AUDTIORIUM AUDIENCE MIKE MOSNER/PAT KELLY 78:09/74:48 /79:57/74:42 (pk)
Date Added:5/1/2005
Track List:CD ONE: ETHEL/JJ (KELLY'S VERSION HAS IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM ON BEGINNING OF CD TWO. CD TWO: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LYSISTRATA I. BLACK AND WHITE. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. BELOVED INFIDEL. LYSISTRATA II (FS-1 VERSE ONLY).THE WHEEL. REAL MEN (JJ). PRETENDING TO CARE. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. BLACK MARIA.
Note:This show has some weird shit going on but I really like it- I think the two versions are very similar but you listen and tell me what you think-both can be listened to with ease...it was a large hall so you can hear some high ceilings....the very loose and fun LCM gives way to the usual 2nd tune, tie....Lysistrata is really frantic..Then blows away on a power packed Black & White ("I will get obscure on your ass once in a while")...then the Leroy stuff starts...Todd echoes "ooh Leroy...your mama's coming..then threatens to send Leroy out to deal with the hecklers when it keeps going...a false start on Compassion but clobbers it outta the park-Todd talks about being in NC to see his Son play ball (Winston-Salem), the Grasshoppers, and their new stadium..Real nice extended jazz-like end on Compassion...before BI he reminds everyone that now we need to get the protests up again...”your brothers are still other there in harms way”....then after this- again a frantic paced run down the 1st verse of Lysistrata again..don’t know if he meant to go into one world or maybe to underscore what he said before BI...after one verse only and a false start, (did he know he had already done the tune??? we'll never know??)He goes into The Wheel...the encores...blah blah....PTC really nice again is all that matters...I like it allot-I went to 3 and this one is better than all but Philly (I know there’s much more to come)..But I like it thanks Mike and Pat...~ Tony
4/21/05 HARRISBURG THE FORUM AUDIENCE RICHARD ROYS 78:26
Date Added:5/25/2005
Track List:LYSISTRADA. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. AFTERLIFE. SONG OF THE VIKING. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. (YOUVE GOT TO) HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. BELOVED INFIDEL. THE WHEEL
Note:Lovely recording from a venue that sounds to be unique. Very good acoustics with some slap back...some hecklers really out in force...Todd comments on the venue often..Some probs with gtr on LOTCM but very strong Cliche'. Early version of Afterlife...still working out the flow or vibe of it...Viking is very nice...And a strange slip of the tongue in IWHMAD-I rewound it 3 times and this is indeed what he sang:"made me FORGET ever wanting you"...rather than regret...maybe you psych majors can tell me what that means.....HIM is rough...here comes the Leroy stuff again....Uke finds the Uke mic not on and hardly audible...very sweet end to the show-last 2 songs of solo set sparkle. The encores are all nice. His voice is good this show but not great. Getting over a cold? Great addition from the Mr. R. and sound is great-similar to Philly-nice acoustics in hall.~ Tony
4/23/05 BALTIMORE RAMS HEAD LIVE (TODD SET ONLY) AUDIENCE RICHARD ROYS 76:53
Date Added:5/25/2005
Track List:LYSISTRADA. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. BLACK AND WHITE. TINY DEMONS. SONG OF THE VIKING. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. FREE MALE AND 21. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. AFTERLIFE. ONE WORLD. REAL MEN. PRETENDING TO CARE. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. BLACK MARIA
Note:Incredible sound! As great as having a soundboard! This PDA recording is as good as or better than the house system-wow-Todd and stuff are in your face with one. Sound is totally unobstructed by yap, etc...Todd makes a Pope comment...in Baltimore...then talks about news stations cutting from the Robert Blake trial to the Papal Invocation...in Balt...yikes...very very rare Dream Goes On performed well...top notch Free Male and 21 and (Pat O'Brien's comment about the venue) another shakey HIM..Hide is good...LOTCM his voice goes out on the higher end...afterlife is superb-best yet, met with total indifference by crowd... (Reminded me of feel it in London last year where you expect thunderous applause and get bewildered response instead)...fine fine version of One World...PTC a bit lacking, Weeps and Black Maria especially are nice at this show...as good as it gets recording wise from Balt from rich..And the performance is pretty decent.~ Tony
4/24/05 PHILADELPHIA PA VERIZON CENTER RICHARD ROYS --/---/74:54
Date Added:5/6/2005
Track List:CD ONE: ETHEL CD TWO:JJ CD THREE: LYSISTRADA. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. BLACK AND WHITE. AFTERLIFE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. HELLO ITS ME. SONG OF THE VIKING. HAWKING. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. CLICHE'. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. ONE WORLD. THE OTHER ME (JJ). PRETENDING TO CARE. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. BLACK MARIA
Note:So far the best performance-based on what I've heard-in another league with the other shows...the sound is the cavernous classical hall is perfectly captured with the PDA and creates an environment you can swim in. some may find this different to Sara Cerritos or Richards Delacorte, it is due to the hall but what amazing sound properties are on this CD. You hear Todd talk about how good the Uke sounded...it does...as for the performance, there are some moments of majesty...Hawking is what will be remembered first from here..The first minute shows to be clunky in spots, and then he takes it to the next level until about 2.45, etc...(..Lean in a little closer...) and then we're off on a trip that takes us into one of those transcendent places- and you can just float along at that point until the end...it’s an all timer...no question about it...Cliché is damned near perfection...No blunders, high level of confidence...this is the anti-Melbourne (which didn’t exist anyway-have you heard it?)-peak peak peak...great recording in big acoustically perfect hall of a triumphant homecoming/recognition type of thing...sweet as pie...another great PDA job by Rich and Sara in tandem? The proximity from the stage allows the PDA to pick up stuff like Todd stomping frantically on One World and his little stage mumbles, etc...real nice one top to bottom...and oh yes, after Hawking, there’s about a minute of banter that starts with a fan flippin over Hawking and then Todd allows himself a rare moment of reflection to enjoy the moment..Priceless~ Tony
4/26/05 WASHINGTON DC WARNER THEATER AUDIENCE BARRY B. 34:02/52:43/71:27
Date Added:5/11/2005
Track List:CD ONE: Ethel CD TWO: JJ CD THREE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. SONG OF THE VIKING. WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. BELOVED INFIDEL. AFTERLIFE. LYSISTRATA. REAL MEN (JJ). PRETENDING TO CARE. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. BLACK MARIA.
Note:This performance is better than what I had thought but does not measure up to Philly...Todd breaks a string very early...yes there’s the fs on Viking, but take that out and the shows pretty good-yes it is the S/A show..Very unique and solid (kind of train track pace) on IWHMAD...HIM is pretty solid in fact....we get a spontaneous adlib...(I go out the shed and I bang on that thing like it was John Bolton's head)...hey its DC....for once, PTC is a bit underwhelming..Todd has several croaks of voice on points...he talks about the Nats, etc...As for the recording, I’ve never heard a better Warner Theater recording in all the years it’s been here...Simply wondrous recording, decent but not super performance...but you can’t beat the recording..I should say that ISTL was nice to hear-it is a nice version here just got in the Barry DAT verison-sweet...~ Tony
4/27/05 NEW YORK CITY BEACON THEATER AUDIENCE JON BABCOCK
Date Added:5/25/2005
Track List:CD ONE: ETHEL 1-5 (JJ) MY HOMETOWN/STEPPIN OUT. ACKWARD AGE. TAKE IT LIKE A MAN. ITS DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS. THE OBVIOUS SONG. LOVE AT FIRST LIGHT. WHO'S YOUR LADY FIREND?. BE MY NUMBER 2. CITIZEN SANE. IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM? CD TWO: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TINY DEMONS. BLACK AND WHITE. AFTERLIFE. SONG OF THE VIKING. HELLO ITS ME. HAWKING. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. BELOVED INFIDEL. LYSISTRADA. THE OTHER ME. PRETENDING TO CARE. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. BLACK MARIA
Note: Jon’s version is so frickin nice, its superb...great more detail and quality is present in the mix...yes Black & White is a bit roughshod but again hawking is a big time keeper like Philly...nice applause for Uke which is somewhat surprising for NYC. Afterlife is also real nice of course...the show is very well recorded and is a good but not great show of the standard set of 05..great job from Jon B! What Todd called his most "loopy" show is not that bad. Yes HIM is rough as usual but Hawking is every bit as good as Philly from start to end-Todd talks about his 75th Street Apartment. Talks about arranging tunes, investments, lots of fun-not great not bad- the recording is pretty good though I have suspicion there may be on out there better...oh yes and Mike a sent me the DVD~ Tony
4/29/05 NEW BRUNSWICK NJ NEW BRUNSWICK STATE THEATER AUDIENCE 35:05/50:56/80:00
Track List:CD ONE: ETHEL CD TWO: JJ CD THREE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LYSISTRATA. TINY DEMONS. SONG OF THE VIKING(FS-ABORTED). COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. BLACK AND WHITE. AFTERLIFE. THE WHEEL. THE OTHER ME (JJ). PRETENDING TO CARE. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. BLACK MARIA
Note:The big one-filmed for either a DVD or concert program for VH1-show does contain a nervous Todd at piano...the show was a great performance by jj and ethyl and a decent one by Todd but no Philly....LOTCM starts out fine, goes well until piano..Superb Tiny Demons in fact....then "creativity dissolved against the shoals of sloppiness”.....fs on Viking...then no recovery with an admission of nervousness when recording my piano playing.....then Compassion is decent ..Free Male is great...Hello It’s Me, fine with crowd into it...B & W is helped out by arriving late in the set...Afterlife is perfect next to last and then the Wheel which is very nice...another masterful recording of a pretty nice show that was affected obviously by the pressures of recording/videotaping..Couple bad points but all of it recorded on PDA here and sound just beautiful...~ Tony
4/29/05 NEW BRUNSWICK NJ NEW BRUNSWICK STATE THEATER SOUNDTRACK/SOUNDBOARD 78:00
Date Added:2/1/2018
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LYSISTRATA. TINY DEMONS. SONG OF THE VIKING (FS-ABORTED). COMPASSION. FREE MALE AND 21. HELLO IT’S ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. BLACK AND WHITE. AFTERLIFE. THE WHEEL. THE OTHER ME (WITH JOE JACKSON). PRETENDING TO CARE. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. BLACK MARIA
Note: This is the VH-1 Version of just Todd’s set (as Tony mentioned, the show was being filmed - for what he thought would be a coming DVD). So it’s basically the soundtrack/sound board. All I can say is that it is broken down into 24 Tracks/78 minutes of wonderful! Thank you Istvan for my copy.~ Warren
4/30/05 MASHANTUCKET CT FOXWOODS CASINO AUDIENCE JIM FARRELL/MARK DUMIAS N/A
Date Added:6/14/2005
Track List:CD ONE: ETHYL/JJ CD TWO: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. I SAW THE LIGHT. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. SONGOF THE VIKING. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. HELLO ITS ME. BANG THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. AFTERLIFE. LYSISTRATA. REAL MEN. PRETENDING TO CARE. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. BLACK MARIA.
Note:2 versions, both nice of Todd and one of JJ and Ethel...show is one of the better performances I’ve heard-IWHMAD is awesome-good night at piano...the house Manilow built, so Barry's the running joke this night-dead on PTC, floating Maria..very nice almost yap free Todd set...tribal warfare jokes......great laid back vibe to this one...one of better shows of Todd start to end~ Tony
5/1/05 POUGHKEEPSIE BARDAVAN OPERA HOUSE 2 AUDIENCE JON BABCOCK 73:49/79:56
Date Added:5/1/2006
Track List:CD ONE: (1-5) ETHEL (6-ff JJ: MY HOMETOWN>STEPPIN OUT. AKWARD AGE. TAKE IT LIKE A MAN. ITS DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS. OBVIOUS SONG.LOVE AT FIRST LIGHT. WHOS YOUR LADY FRIEND?. CITIZEN SANE. IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM? CD TWO: AMBIENCE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DINT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. BLACK AND WHITE. TINY DEMONS. I SAW THE LIGHT. COMPASSION. SONG OF THE VIKING. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. AFTERLIFE. YOUE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. LYSISTRATA. THE OTHER ME (JJ/E). PRETENDING TO CARE (TR W/E). WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. BLACK MARIA
Note:Holy moly Jon B's back in town! Great stuff here from my man’s journeys around to deliver great recordings of Todd stuff...this is no exception--similar in sound to Philly and the larger serious venues on this tour-Todd’s set is fine once he gets going-LOTCM is a bit shaky at the onset, then it is fine dandy..Peak part of this is Tiny Demons and ISTL, both great pace and phrasing...total command...super compassion despite not having his highest end of vocal range..He makes do well...pretty confident Viking... (Jokes afterward he getting paid by the note)...another nice Hello It’s Me...Talks about Poughkeepsie weather (cold)...in the middle of Uke -'in the jungle, the mighty jungle, the HIPPIE sleeps tonight'...some old Woodstock razzing...anyhow-very nice but gets even better as john b delivers some new shows for us all to drool over here less than a year later...~ Tony
5/6/05 CINCINNATTI TAFT HALL AUDIENCE J. BABCOCK 45:57/62:40/79:57
Date Added:5/25/2006
Track List:CD ONE: AMBIENCE. ETHELS SET. CD TWO: MY HOMETOWN/STEPPIN OUT. AWKWARD AGE. TAKE IT LIKE A MAN. ITS DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS. THE OBVIOUS SONG. LOVE AT FIRST LIGHT. GIRL. REAL MEN. CITIZEN SANE. IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM?. AMBIENCE. CD THREE: AMBIENCE.WALKOUT.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. BLACK AND WHITE. I SAW THE LIGHT. BELOVED INFIDEL. SONG OF THE VIKING. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. LYSISTRATA. THE OTHER ME. PRETENDING TO CARE. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. BLACK MARIA. AMBIENCE.
Note:Well, it took me a awhile to list this but let me tell you it is the bomb...great sound and right up there with the best ones of the tour..The sound is just boss and the show is a whole one...this and the Columbus show make a nice pair from Mr. B...at the start we hear 'pork city...lets pig out!'...crowd really eats B&W up-go nuts...Todd then talks about Bogart’s...talks about puking onstage there and then says something about it going up on eBay...spellbinding version of infidel....big time....rest of set goes out grandly..The rare CWSBF takes us away...still Lysistrata is an odd closer but the guitar could sound better-the spider lets you hear the strings rattle that’s for sure...Todd's vocs were a bit worn but still the performance and especially this recording is what the tour should sound like..It’s very nice...big thanks from us all to Mr. B for this last batch! Great stuff indeed...~ Tony
5/10/05 COLUMBUS PROMOWEST PAVILION AUDIENCE JON BABCOCK 39:08/58:02/79:57
Date Added:7/27/2005
Track List:CD ONE: ETHEL/JJ (JB VERISON ONLY ETHEL) 5 TRACKS CD TWO (JB VERSION-JJ): MY HOMETOWN/STEPPIN OUT. AKWARD AGE. TAKE IT LIKE A MAN. ITS DIFFRERNT FOR GIRLS. OBVIOUS SONG. LOVE AT FIRST LIGHT. GIRL. BE MY NUMBER 2. CITIZEN SANE. IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM? CD TWO(JB VERSION COMPLETE): LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TINY DEMONS. BLACK AND WHITE. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. I SAW THE LIGHT. SONG OF THE VIKING. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. AFTERLIFE. LYSISTRATA. THE WHEEL. REAL MEN. PRETENDING TO CARE. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. (JB ONLY). BLACK MARIA (NO WEEPS ON 1ST VERSION-INCOMPL)
Note:Incomplete 2 CD of avg quality but decent performance...contains the ultra rare piano CWSBF and a strange version of the Wheel -that just seems hell bent on derailing...I like it...Viking is also a dandy tonight with an adlib bluesy thing before the fast verse that will blow your mind....big hall, a bit dist UPDATE (3/06): I’m a bit late at adding these great new Babcock shows-this and Cincy are just superb sounding....as you see this is an important show as it contains some stuff not otherwise played..And what a show it is-sounds super!! Some additional highlights: Todd talks about the Newport theater...ultra-rare version of CWSBF on piano...no classical intro to HIM, which is kind of nice...in introducing Uke we get an all timer “come away with...uh...come...uh...come to me, and with me, but not on me".....but this is no doubt one of the ones that worked, this and Cincy..Nothing average here...this smokes the old one badly...a few more bum notes on Demons and ISTL, but what the hell...it works...I’m now far enough away from the show that I can say that the sound of the spider guitar sucks in the halls he played it in..It sounds NOT full bodied...too much string sound and not enough mid-to-low...but I digress, this show sounds great and an even better one was in Cincy....Jon B is the man!~ Tony
5/13/05 MILWAUKEE PABST THEATER AUDIENCE UNKNOWN 79:41
Date Added:8/24/2005
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. BLACK AND WHITE. I SAW THE LIGHT. BELOVED INFIDEL. SONG OF THE VIKING. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. AFTERLIFE. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOURSELF AWAY. LYSISTRATA. REAL MEN. PRETENDING TO CARE. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. BLACK MARIA.
Note:Sound is pretty raw here...some yap but there’s a lot of interesting stuff going on here...first off, early -Todd gets pissed early...claims its all gibberish to him...says he feels like "John Bolton at the UN...You mean there's other languages other than English...."...then describing ISTL...he says it’s like a starburst...a bit sour but you like it....then he threatens to offend everyone in the house..."I could empty this place in 5 min..Don’t tempt me...” really somewhat emotional rant-a bit on edge...goes into the donut in Viking and does the soul thing he did in Columbus...BI is choppy but slow and nice center section but vocs are worn some...the real shocker here is CWSBF, which we've learned from time to time (like a Dream Goes On Forever) will pop up at any time but lately is not planned at the keyboard. Sound here is not so good but contains some interesting jabber and a nice CWSBF...~ Tony
5/14/05 CHICAGO CADILLAC PALACE THEATER AUDIENCE BY 'H' 76:54
Date Added:11/11/2005
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I SAW THE LIGHT. CLICHE. BLACK AND WHITE. BELOVED INFIDEL. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. LYSISTRATA. THE OHTHER ME. PRETENDING TO CARE. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. BLACK MARIA
Note:Sound not bad but not superb either. there is a motor sound in left channel that if removed would make this way better, but still it is enjoyable with the motor sound even....major screw up in cliché and Todd then talks about NOT being a snowman...great ending on BI improvs..Mid section of Viking also freaky like Milwaukee...Lysistrata he stops, as if he thought he’d played it before, then goes back into it....thanks for H for getting it to us...~ Tony
5/21/05 REDWOOD CITY CA FOX THEATER TWO SOURCES BOTH AUDIENCE UNKNOWN & MIKE MOSNER 56:04/76:58
Date Added:7/5/2005
Track List:CD ONE: HOMETOWN. STEPPIN OUT. TAKE IT LIKE A MAN. ITS DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS. THE OBVIOUS SONG. LOVE AT FIRST LIGHT. HELLO, WHO'S YOUR LADY FRIEND?. DROWNING. CITIZEN SANE. (TR) LYSISTRADA. I DONT WANT TO TO TIE YOU DOWN. I SAW THE LIGHT. CD TWO: CLICHE'. BLACK AND WHITE. BELOVED INFIDEL. SONG OF THE VIKING. HAWKING. HELLO ITS ME. BANG THE UKE DAILY. AFTERLIFE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. (JJ) THE OTHER ME. GOT THE TIME. (TR) PRETENDING TO CARE. BLACK MARIA. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS
Note:"...I don’t know what my fans want to hear......." Todd mutters along the way- summing up the quandary that is the US tour-wrapping it here. And what a show it was...save for cliché and lcm where there are some bad guitar moments, this is about as good of a show as we’ve heard on the US tour..The first noticeable thing is a boost in confidence...and a clear (and obvious to even the casual listener) direction towards improvisational delivery on every song...what a great benefit to 'em all...ISTL is astounding the way he scats in and out of the "jobim" as he calls it this night or bossa arrangement..Infidel is chilling and Todd delivers vocally all night up to and including the encores....I have heard Amsterdam, so I know it carried on...I’ve talked about it now for several years but there’s a great deal of even more variance unleashed compared to the east coast dates..You will be very pleasantly surprised...and yes, Hawking is glorious, no bad spots on this one-except revving up, the Viking - but even HIM is played straight through-there is a great deal of shift here away from 'come what may" to "make it happen"..He’s finally relaxed-Afterlife is slower...the key for him this time out was tempo-too hurried for the bulk of the US tour. Whoever taped this (I thank you), probably DAT...Low to no yap...very important for all East coasters to hear this one...A revelation for those who haven’t heard what happened after the East Coast. this show is replete with adlib vocals and a completely different attitude to the almost rushed, tense vibe of some east coast gigs, the music is all very liquid...the vocal intensity varies as does the tempos, the music breathes and it is wondrous-great version of Hawking...whatever was off kilter before is not at this show, relaxed, slower paced Afterlife again makes all the difference..Todd did not pound this out as he had to do earlier in the tour, he let the music come to him, mixed up his vocal phrasing and delivered a very nice closer to the US tour...you need this one...trust me-in light of what came before and after, this is bliss...thanks again to Mike, affectionately referred to as "the Moz".....important one here for sure. To clarify: Not only did Mike send me an unknown tapers recording (which is good) but he also recorded the show and I believe it's the best of the two~ Tony
5/30/05 PORTSMOUTH UK GUILD HALL AUDIENCE GARY URWIN 68:16/64:52
Date Added:6/14/2005
Track List:CD ONE: JJ CD TWO: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DON'T WANNA TIE YOU DOWN. BLACK AND WHITE. I SAW THE LIGHT. CLICHE'. COMPASSION. SONG OF THE VIKING. HELLO IT'S ME. BANG THE UKE DAILY. AFTERLIFE. LYSISTRATA. PRETENDING TO CARE (WITH ETHEL). REAL MEN.BLACK MARIA. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS.
Note:No nothing new yet but instead a great spot performance and nice recording by Gary on the first UK date. their performance is confident, he flies thru Viking as if it’s nothing-Compassion shines, a very nice both afterlife and Cliché… PTC shines this night- been from some time off on vocs..Actually Maria starts tired but ends up being inspired. Nice one to wash away the weirdness of the US tour and get on in a comfortable space...he sounds more relaxed than he has all tour long. These guys appreciate it....thanks Gary…fine show...~ Tony
6/5/05 LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO AUDIENCE SMEEG 75:07
Date Added:7/27/2005
Track List:LYSISTRATA (2X). BELOVED INFIDEL. I SAW THE LIGHT. CLICHE'. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. SONG OF THE VIKING. HAWKING. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. AFTERLIFE. BLACK AND WHITE. LORD CHACELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. PRETENDING TO CARE. STOOD UP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS.
Note:Decent, not great recording of London show which, performance wise is a mild disappointment to last year's crusher at RFH, on this recording Lysistrata is on here 2x at the front...someone needs to fix it. And also fix that it is a big one tracker....yes there is a train wreck on Hawking which he actually stops, starts to offer an excuse then stops and plows back into the tune..fabulous adlibs at the end....weird email announcement comes during B&W, this somehow had a computer component to the recording set up but the mics are not that boss..Stood Up is real nice.....much much looser Weeps...lots of mic noise and some weird tonal things...but most of it is easily listenable...if you were there, you want it..otherwise, there are better euro shows both perform and sound wise.~ Tony
6/8/05 EDINBURG SCOTLAND USHER HALL AUDIENCE SMEEG (OTHER SOURCES) 77.23
Date Added:7/27/2005
Track List:LYSISTRATA. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. BLACK AND WHITE. I SAW THE LIGHT. TINY DEMONS. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. AFTERLIFE. THE WHEEL. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. PRETENDING TO CARE. SOUL BROTHER. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS.
Note:The show hits Scotland-lots of happy fans, yap wild, screams...applause appears edited in this show...problem on Demons, fine Viking, a cautious Compassion (good), no don’t change part in HIM, superb Wheel...Knockout...great slow PTC...more distant SB.....pretty nice performance recording is so-so with lots of crowd noise...thanks to Smeeg for all these nice treats from European continent.~ Tony
6/9/05 LIVERPOOL ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC AUDIENCE SMEEG (NIGEL HOUGH) 78:57
Date Added:7/27/2005
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. BELOVED INFIDEL. BLACK AND WHITE. I SAW THE LIGHT. AFTERLIFE. SONG OF THE VIKING. HELLO ITS ME. HAWKING. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. THE WHEEL. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. PRETENDING TO CARE. STOOD UP. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS.
Note:Splendid version of song with all new ones save soundboards...nice sound-some mic noise but still great...some stuff I noticed a new intro to Viking (come away with me now to the land of violent men and blonde women)..Missing pakaloma section on Uke...BI is very nice vibe...slow PTC...remember slow is always better...one of nicest UK ones- you need it...thanks-Smeeg from Mr. Hough: just a bit of info regarding the Liverpool show. The recording you got from Smeeg was from my original DVD recording of the show which I sent to him. The last two tracks are from a different recording source, as my DVD battery went flat after 'pretending to care’. The encores are only recordings from a stereo Dictaphone that records at 128 k/s mp3~ Tony
6/11/05 AMSTERDAM CARRE' AUDIENCE RENE BOSMAN 75:56
Date Added:8/7/2005
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. I SAW THE LIGHT. AFTERLIFE. SONG OF THE VIKING. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. BLACK AND WHITE. LYSISTRATA. PRETENDING TO CARE. SOUL BROTHER. GOT THE TIME. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. STOOD UP.
Note:Full of 'come away with me nows'...remember its Amsterdam and I’m sure our man spent some time at least visiting the coffee houses...still voice is not too glazed...great phrasing on ISTL...on SB, Todd plays the organ riff..Very odd one to do...not all parts covered in Stood Up but most...not too bad of yap and moderate quality, better than avg but not near great on any versions so far. Performance was decent...if you need only one UK, this is ok but would be better w/ Liverpool or German show.~ Tony
6/12/05 AMSTERDAM CARRE' AUDIENCE ISTVAN 76:31
Date Added:8/7/2005
Track List:LYSISTRATA. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. TINY DEMONS. BLACK AND WHITE. I SAW THE LIGHT. SONG OF THE VIKING. HELLO ITS ME. HAWKING. BANG IN THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. AFTERLIFE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. PRETENDING TO CARE. REAL MEN. STOOD UP. GOT THE TIME. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS
Note:This second show is a gem-Todd seems so fond of Amsterdam, it’s clear he is in a good mood--he claims he almost forgot he had to play...István does another remarkable job-there are even volume fades on applause sections to help out the overall sound buts its real nice..Inclusions: a top level jazzy flitting about ISTL which comes across so coolheaded ("like a piece of candy found on the ground...what's that other flavor in there??-ha-ha)...standout Viking...new intro "name that tune" to HIM...superb ending...one of all timers in Hawking-best I’ve heard on the euro tour...just so much emotion...some donna summer thing...calm Demons as well.....in center of Uke, Todd inexplicably sings Katrina down the waves "walking on sunshine"..He also says at start of show "a ray of sunshine" must be something to it...afterlife is said to be about "being dead"??...all in all-the encores even better than 6.11, it’s another recording triumph for István....another one you got to have-both of these Amsterdam shows have a vibe that I didn’t catch until I heard these ones...great laid back phrasing, taking chances, the rote tendencies are cast away more than ever...his approach to the set list is almost jazz like in that you never know how he's going to feel it...I’ll bet it only gets more like this in the future, an American parallel can be heard in redwood city..........happy happy- I love it..thanks to István for this wonderful duo.~ Tony
6/25/05 HAMBURG GERMANY MUSIKHALL AUDIENCE MIKE MOSNER 77:22/74:57
Date Added:7/27/2005
Track List:CD ONE: ETHEL/JJ CD TWO: LYSISTRATA. CLICHE'. BLACK AND WHITE. AFTERLIFE. I SAW THE LIGHT. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. BELOVED INFIDEL. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. PRETENDING TO CARE. REAL MEN. STOOD UP. GOT THE TIME. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS.
Note:Nice set list- decent sound but loud burst from Ethel and others at time makes this sonically inferior to Berlin but the set list and performance are better euro show-interesting the language barrier leaves Todd's little quips kind of frozen... Todd sounds ten years younger on Cliché-voice is generally in mint condition...talks about his wiener dogs...get feeling of complete control during B&W...Afterlife is nice slow pace...monster IWHMAD......JJ loses it during Got The time...yells at the light man to stop the blinking lights, it’s stupid..........adds harmony on lines never before on Weeps...~ Tony
6/26/05 BERLIN GERMANY UDK AUDIENCE MIKE MOSNER 79:16/80:00
Date Added:7/27/2005
Track List:CD ONE: E/JJ CD TWO: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. I SAW THE LIGHT. BELOVED INFIDEL. BLACK AND WHITE. COMPASSION. SONG OF THE VIKING. HELLO ITS ME. BANG ON THE UKE DAILY. YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. LYSISTRATA. ONE WORLD. PRETENDING TO CARE. REAL MEN. SOUL BROTHER. GOT THE TIME. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS.
Note:Great recording...set list leaves a bit out here, no Chancellor's or Stood...show must not have been a sellout-JJ asks people to bring friends next time... LOTCM is a bit hoarse, forceful version...comments on good looking people in the audience...def a night where he plays with phrasing more than Hamburg...B&W is choppy as hell--sounds distracted by verse 2.. Compassion just pops in now and then..Comments that he’s been on the road very long time on Viking...does Ethel intros before PTC which is right after his set...better for Todd momentum...long James Brown, soul NH style ending on soundboards makes it interesting...(I don’t really like the tune, sorry) note that Black Maria is gone..I knew when it was first done that it wouldn’t last...it wasn’t an apropos tune to do with 'em, so it’s gone-In fact I gleaned same from Todd in DC..He wasn’t happy about it being in there thanks to Moz for his never ending endeavors...~ Tony
8/23/05 BOSTON PNC CENTER AUDIENCE MARK DUMIAS 44:08
Date Added:11/11/2005
Track List:LYSISTRATA. AFTERLIFE. SOUL BROTHER. SWEET. PAST. BUFFALO GRASS. HELLO ITS ME. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ROCK LOVE.
Note:Thanks to Mark D -this is the only known evidence of this tour. This was maybe because H and O taped the whole of it with Instant Live...anyhow, this is a decent but not superb sound it does have some talk on it but this is it. hope it never happens again...largely the same as 02 with 3 liars tunes in there...rocks well...we have all the encores....thanks to Mark for saving our asses on this one!!~ Tony
9/2/05 THE ENCORES FROM TODD/HALL AND OATES TOUR 2005 (8/23/05 TO 9/2/05) INSTANT LIVE SOUNDBOARD RECORDINGS N/A
Date Added:11/11/2005
Track List:WAIT FOR ME. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. RICH GIRL. I SAW THE LIGHT/KISS ON MY LIST. LOVE TRAIN CD ONE: 8/23/05 BOSTON. 8/24/05 CAPE COD CD TWO: 8/26/05 JONES BEACH 8/28/05 ATLANTIC CITY CD THREE: 8/29/05 ATLANTIC CITY 8/30/05 HOLMDELL NJ CD FOUR: 9/1/05 DANBURY 9/2/05 FOXWOODS CASINO
Note:Yes that’s right, every single song encore of the whole tour in glory sound... sometimes the mix is off, many times. About an hour each CD. Takes you through the whole of the encores: wait for me--Todd trades vocs with DH, Todd plays guitar solo CWSBF- has DH singing first...Still Be Friends....nice version with an improvisation on the la la la middle section...Rich Girl is the odd one out here every night...song is just not fit for the zig zaggy back and forth version between tr and dh..Easy to get lost...again a lead at end of tune by Todd but most times is mixed way too low to hear well..ISTL yes has the Todd and the h and o dude playing the 2 guitar solo on the original (the guitar player also does the LP guitar part which is nice to hear) kiss on my list some custom breaks and Todd also plays some guitar in harmony like the ISTL and does pretty well night after night on this one..Finally Todd gets to the point by altering the words the The Ojays classic...he says "tell all the folks in Iraq and Israel too"...I would add Pennsylvania avenue in Washington DC to the list.....lovely but repetitive...take it in small doses but it can’t be beat.~ Tony

Date Title Source Time
4/24/06 CLEVELAND OH WMVX RADIO (ACOUSTIC) FM BROADCAST 30:00
Date Added:7/7/2006
Track List:MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL. DRIVE. NOT TONITE. QUESTION & ANSWER. YOU MIGHT THINK.
Note:Pretty straight versions unplugged style at this intimate place studio. And a little question & answer. You'll want this if you were there for sure.~ Warren
5/25/06 THE NEW CARS SARATOGA CA MOUNTAIN WINERY AUDIENCE MARC LINOVITZ 47:53/39:04
Date Added:12/26/2006
Track List:CD ONE: HELLO AGAIN. LETS GO. SHAKE IT UP. MY BEST FRIENDS GIRL. CANDY-O. I SAW THE LIGHT. DANGEROUS TYPE. MOVING IN STEREO. ALL MIXED UP. BLACK MARIA. YOU MIGHT THINK. CD TWO: INTROS. DRIVE. BANG THR DRUM ALL DAY. YOURE ALL IVE GOT TONITE. BYE BYE LOVE. NOT TONIGHT. JUST WHAT I NEEDED. OPEN MY EYES. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL.
Note:Closer recording in proximity to the infamous widely circulated 06/06/06 gem. Nice that this is at the relative start of the tour. Also has Black Maria. Good recording and performance is real nice as well.~ Warren
6/6/06 THE NEW CARS VIENNA VA FILENE CENTER AUDIENCE MARC LINOVITZ 79:38
Date Added:7/7/2006
Track List:HELLO AGAIN. LETS GO. SHAKE IT UP. MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL. CANDY-O. I SAW THE LIGHT. DANGEROUS TYPE. MOVING IN STEREO. BLACK MARIA. YOU MIGHT THINK IM CRAZY. DRIVE. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. YOURE ALL IVE GOT TONITE. BYE BYE LOVE. NOT TONIGHT. JUST WHAT I NEEDED. GOOD TIMES ROLL
Note:Marc L. does a superb job of capturing the goings on at Vienna...spirited and rote at the same time...I like the players, the band sounds good...recording nice as I say- Jeff also gave me a copy...there are some leads traded back and forth on You’re All I’ve Got Tonite ~ Tony
8/25/06 VANCOUVER COMMODORE BALLROOM AUDIENCE JON BABCOCK 65:19/51:59
Date Added:9/13/2006
Track List:CD ONE: AMBIENCE. BUFFALO GRASS. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. TEMPORARY SANITY. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. CD TWO: NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. SLUT. WHEN THE WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN (SOLO). AMBIENCE
Note:Well if you want a show from this tour…the first one out and loaded with mistakes..you can tell the band and Todd are uncertain and yes, it’s fascinating as hell....right off the bat, Buffalo Grass and the echo "already gones" are gone onto a different melody that belongs not in this tune..Get used to JM's laid back groove-solid as a rock but largely unexcitable also....TL has a big bass sound here and thru the tour there was an issue about the stick...when it was used, the bass would disappear, in fact he was hardly audible with it anywhere on the tour..in general, Todd's gtr is buried a good bit in the mix...shaky dynamics/accents abound--ISP is nice pace but is a mess -TL misses notes, the ending is blown and they meander along for a few bars post..Jesse is the one bright spot of the show, his solo on SB is astounding...ala his solos in GO on Liars tour...Mammon/FC is stick-ville so adjust your EQs accordingly (on the whole tour)...major screw up on FC Todd’s vocals-sounds like he’s too busy making sure everyone else is doing what they should...he musta had a headache at the end of this night...Fascist Christ shoulda been a bit more funky…Temporary Insanity is very fast..Todd tries to slow it down but can only vary so much...'all Americans now claim to be Canadian when they travel abroad" (WTF?)B & W has very odd dynamics and continues throughout the tour...it just never really felt right-odd dynamics...Drive has a big screw up at the start which requires a restart, and the words are off (really horrendous version)Slut works well, so do the 2 covers..After all this stuff, Hawking is actually quite nice-mostly a great Todd performance vocally...WWE is too fast and I don’t think Todd in all 7 shows ever could complete the end rap...too fast..LOTCM is nice and his voice carries it...great to start and great if you were there but it really is a warm up gig and if you want a show or 2 from this tour, this is not it....the recording is boss-very very fine stuff, but the performance sounds mostly slapped together and it gets way better as the tour goes on, trust me on that one....great job by Canadian traveler of all modes of transport, Mr. Jon Babcock…Todd taper extraordinaire.~ Tony
8/28/06 CALGARY THE WHISKEY AUDIENCE JON BABCOCK 54:30/60:26
Date Added:9/18/2006
Track List:CD ONE: AMBIENCE. BUFFALO GRASS. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT CD TWO: TEMPORARY SANITY. BLACK AND WHITE. THE WALLS CAME DOWN. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. SLUT. LUNATIC FRINGE. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. AMBIENCE
Note:Stop number 2 for JB and Todd and the boys and this road copy I have will be replaced due to a bit of digital noise on the transfer but it doesn’t mar the CD to listen to...as for the performance, it is getting better than Vancouver but prob 60% of where it belongs..it is very bass heavy and there exists the big EQ diff depending whether TL has his stick on...band is still a bit tentative yet-it does change in Winnipeg and the sound of the stick is the best by far in Montreal of all of these shows, Todd’s gtr is at times a bit low in the pa mix---as with all but mon, JB had these mics away from the yap in a sweet spot...particulars: Buffalo Grass-house adjusting the PA during the tune; ISP is pretty great version...Black Maria- wish Todd here was up vol some, JM almost stops during solo..Sounds lost for a second, a strange version here, TL makes a goofball mishit at last chord of song...Todd makes a joke 'last time I was in Calgary, I was in a bull riding contest’....SB-tremendous solo by JG, nice version; mammon-bass disappears, Jesse has trouble with chords I spots (very unusual), more probs with FC, rough version, breakdown not usual for old time religion, weird accents..ISTL- dual lead mostly on (it was on every nite I’ve heard), TS- not too bad, Todd gtr still low vol but audible, "Lets throw the dial on the way back machine)...B&W-this is the oddest start you’ll ever hear to this one, mess up bug goes from TL to JG-Jesse plays some tremendous lines...WALLS-bass back on, rougher than Vancouver dyslexic, Todd says "that’s why this bootleg will be worth so much more!"..No 1 Lowest nice leads but still low vol, a slight bit fast, not wobbly enough...slut-ragged but right, very rough patch on the extra bars in 2 laces of LF..Hawking does not reach the heights on other nites and there is a part where Todd sings flat (very strange, very uncommon)...WWE feels great this night.....as I said before, JB should be doing another version of this for us soon, so hang in there..Not quite in prime form with the band but getting there quickly...Thanks again to King Jonathan for this peek!~ Tony
8/29/06 EDMONTON THE STARLIGHT ROOM AUDIENCE JON BABCOCK 65:21/54:52
Date Added:9/18/2006
Track List:CD ONE: AMBIENCE. BUFFALO GRASS. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE CD TWO: NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. SLUT. THE WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.
Note:Show number 3. Big strides this nite, in fact, for those of you looking to get the good/great shows, this one is the last so-called warm ups. All good after this one...Jon told me about this venue=he said it was a beautiful place but that it had another band playing in the basement of the joint at a place called (Guess...the Velvet Underground.....I guess it’s so far from the rest of the world, Lou hasn’t heard about it and sued 'em yet)..Long way to travel...particulars: no already gone back vocs on Buffalo Grass; momentum is lacking at the first tune somewhat, Todd gtr is low as usual, premature ending for ISP but feel is nice, after BM you notice what a tame crowd (I guess the variety of weed in Edmonton that’s preferred is not sativa....) still gtr of Todd’s is blazing but buried still somewhat..Todd tries to "drown out whatever is next-door" on soul brother which works well this night, great solo by JG, mammon (the road version has a few hiccups here), pretty well played FC-screwed up leads a bunch of 'em and a missed ending, extra jamming cuts both ways but is prob the worst version of this on TNE tour. ISTL, did not start together, dual lead spot on; B&W-ok-pretty nice one-one of tours better versions, after NO1, Todd asks someone in the crowd "loud enough for you-are your ears ringing yet?", Drive is too fast, whereas Slut is really super..Todd then gets stooopid on the crowd...”Edmonton...Edmonton...is this town named after Edmund O' Brien? You know, from the original DOA)...pretty amazing version of Hawking....one of better ones?? Very nice one....WWE is real fast this night, so fast that Todd misses big chunks of the rap, but end is real nice (come on come, etc) LOTCM- the PA is off when come back on but voice shot, but the emotional exchange takes place big time...another winner from King Jon..Next stop on, they rule!~ Tony
8/30/06 WINNEPEG SILVERADO'S AUDIENCE JON BABCOCK 79:27/55:50
Date Added:9/18/2006
Track List:CD ONE: AMBIENCE. BUFFALO GRASS. I HATE MY FRICKING ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. TEMPORARY SANITY. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE CD TWO: NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. SLUT. THE WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. WORLDWWIDE EPIPHANY. AMBIENCE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. AMBIENCE.
Note:Manitoba time, Neil Young’s place, this is show #4 and we're in the money from here on out...what this means is that the shows are now pretty glitch-free and the performances are super..This show Todd’s gtr is louder than the others (and stays that way the rest of the tour for the most part)...this is a pretty great show and they get better and better still...JB did lots of ambience on this one....particles (ha): still no back on already gone of b grass. ISP kicks ass, great rock sound, tempo super-one of best if not the best ISP here, great vibes to BM, TL plays nice feels/riffs w/o too busy, great Todd gtr (of course), very creative leads by Todd, nice 16ths pattern on snare against the beat by JM to create great needed tension/release..Afterwards "we feel kind of loose here. What is this? When we got here they were advertising tomorrow nights show! The voice of deep purple", then Jesse adds the obligatory smoke on the water riff...Todd then chimes in "no respect...”SB-one of best again, jesses solo has to be heard to be believed...best stick sound at this point (but Montreal is best)best version at that point of Mammon, Todd takes chances on chancy on his solos on FC and it pays in droves for the stretch out scene, JM really playing out a bit polyrhythmically (nice to see/hear) ("we're going to satisfy your sweet tooth (ISTL) then back to your meat tooth") Temp Sanity is too fast but it’s here that I realize that the confidence is starting to show out loud..Some crackles w/ sound system (prob the stick) middle lead missing...bass sound is pretty under control this show...afterwards Todd remarks himself and seems to agree with me "pretty good night for us because we're all ending the same place (see Edmonton, Calgary, etc)-it took us half the tour..as soon as we'll get good at it, the tour will be over' again his nod to our little scene "I offer you invaluable bootlegging opportunities!" you know, I’ve waited years to hear him have this mindset, so I’m glad he now knows the value of what we do and tips his cap...."did you hear the way he screwed that up?..the wires will be burning" or here......love it.....B&W-real feel TL is more a problem than JM this night on this tune..Great solo, I mean great by TR in middle...he’s always the best when he strays off the beaten path and takes chances...TR again talks about bootleggers with cell phone recorders...and that he’d never recorded this tune before (LF) that he knew of. Decent, nice, not the best version of LF ...great version of No1 leaving me wanting Todd to solo forever...drive is super and by now this show is turning out to be a monster..Slut is super (yes I think the best version of the tour)...JG does a slide gtr! Lead this night on Walls (btw you guys know this is a "call" tune from modern Romans LP)...and then as if we needed any more to convince us, Hawking takes us on an interplanetary trip..Jazzy, breathy, strolling a bit more than usual but just wondrous...JM plays this like no other drummer so far (sorry other guys but JM is on a diff level with anyone else who’s played this so far on drums)-he’s just rhythm itself for real....exquisite...the tune almost feels stax-like or Memphis influenced/Aretha..Just...you have to hear it...all timer version.....WWE brisk and confident....Todd’s vocals are just magnificent...LOTCM ender....Todd to the crowd "you’re...you’re sweet like Canadian bear meat!" sweet it is, my friends, sweet it is..Thanks King Jon for the first of 4 killer classics-!! Show number 4 but killer #1 of next 4.~ Tony
9/2/06 OTTAWA CAPITOL CITY MUSIC HALL AUDIENCE JON BABCOCK 57:13/63:13
Date Added:9/21/2006
Track List:CD ONE: AMBIENCE. BUFFALO GRASS. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT CD TWO: BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. SLUT. THE WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Show 5 and number 2 of the great ones. This one in a way is better than Montreal, so it’s kind of a toss up there. Depends on what you like. I was told by Jon that he believed that TL played no stick this night and the recordings sound like it. The only track to me that changes in timber radically as the other shows (yes even Montreal which has the best stick sound of all the recordings) is WWE, maybe...you decide and get back to me folks...this is a great show and belongs in any Todd collections...the mix is fine dandy incl Todd being up on gtr..2 days off preceded this. And one other thing, JM is a loud sucker-he hits the snare as hard as anyone I’ve ever heard live- really pops it...cool as hell Particulars: BG-still not much on backgrounds...you know this bothers me cause I hated it that the liars band didn’t sing "cat claw across my heart" on the last verse...gives the song some momentum..I know...I should get a life...anyhow...Todd sounds a bit ragged for 2 days off but its right, nice rock raspiness...TL also very busy..Todd really extends on this opening solo at the end...post ISP rap "last time I was Ottawa I was stung by your beauty" Then the time machine rap and a sexual metaphor....BM-first time aware of delay which would be on the Todd voc most of night..Cool...powerful version..."everything’s either pre or post 9/11"(time machine reference)...”this is a post 9/11 tune" after SB, then TR makes an interesting remark about religion...you need to hear it.....Jesse is a bit low on Mammon...on FC, Todd rips to shreds and JM and TL propel him to go out and go out he does..Awesome stuff...TR sounds happy on ISTL and nails (as he did every night-playing w/ Easton, you see) the 2x lead w/ JG....Todd talks about tony dying to get his stick out...so maybe JB is right...because metaphorically it’s a larger piece..Someone tells TR he has the "Belew guitar" to TRs puzzlement. LF is a monster band wise -tight as a rubber band snapping this night...wicked!, super no1 follows..JM particularly plays out, hot as hell...great rhythmic interplay there...slight mix up on end of Drive where it doesn’t stop and start again...Jesse plays a tremendous wahwah solo on One World that gets a rousing hand from the crowd (many were musicians no doubt....)Todd really channeling at the end of Walls ala Liar last year..Scream to purge the craziness...one world is nice at this slower pace...hawking may be the best version also...there are quite a few great ones you’ll have to decide...they are all just brill w/ me I think its JMs feel that makes it so powerful...at end of WWE, you know its superior show period..No one has to tell you so I’ll shut up now...Thanks to Capt. Jon Jon for giving us these gems. ~ Tony
9/02/06 CAPITAL CITY MUSIC HALL OTTAWA ONTARIO CANADA AUDIENCE 01:43:40
Date Added:1/26/2016
Track List:INTRO. BUFFALO GRASS. I HATE MY FRICKIN' ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. # 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. SLUT. THE WALLS COME DOWN.ONE WORLD. HAWKING. WORLD WIDE EPIPHANY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. OUTRO.
Note:Good audience recording that we just didn’t have listed here for some reason. This came to me as just one big track (.wav). And I don’t know who to give credit for this fine recording, but it’s a great short set from what was then being billed as ‘Todd Rundgren & The Tony Levin Band’. When I saw this Tour, I remember the strange bass that Tony played…cross between a sitar and a bass, that he called a ‘stick’.
The Players:
Todd - guitar, vocals
Jesse Gress - guitar
Tony Levin - bass('stick')
Jerry Marotta - drums

9/3/06 MONTREAL CLUB SODA AUDIENCE JON BABCOCK 58:39/59:03
Date Added:9/21/2006
Track List:CD ONE: AMBIENCE. BUFFALO GRASS. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. TEMPORARY SANITY. BLACK AND WHITE CD TWO: LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. SLUT. THE WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.
Note:Show 6- great show 3 and homey in attendance...and I was dancing in my head...small place very small crowd 150-200? But crowd there was really into it...not much to say other Todd really playing out and this show is the best sound wise with the stick being played...it just did not project or cut through well at the others...Particulars: BG-real big low end..ISP- Todd urges JM faster...as result tempo jumps...BM-raging solos-brutal...super great stuff-best one of tour...I love the beg and version of SB here...I realized at the show that Todd sang all the words this tour to someone’s always keeping score...etc..Awesome solos again, groovy JM scene...T sanity we get some great loud stick for change...Todd is on this night as B & W smokes and this would also be best of the tour...TR talks about LF before and someone guesses "poonteen" as the Canadian artist who wrote it (TC and RR)..Todd really wigs out on No1 Lowest...going for it...absolute bliss for me...Todd announces the band and calls JM a slab of concrete for being rock I mean rock solid and calls Jesse the ying to his yang..TL the foundation...may also be the best Drive as well.....nice beg to it...Todd talks about STDS before slut and gives the equal opp debaser speech...”lets go back to the muck and do it old school, ok??"..At the end Todd says may be a slut and she looks like shit to me". I played it back 3 times, I swear....it’s funny string change time...racing to change the strings, Jesse and his roadie who evidently fell asleep and missed the first one going..We get the aristocrats story from Todd, you have to hear it (know the movie?) Todd then announces that’s the name of his band...walls is a hackfest...good thing...all hacking away very much more percussively than the usual nite...hacky solo by JG...all good. End of One World perfecto...sounds like utopia playing it almost....Hawking is stupefyingly great again...just a flower beauty will catch you off guard here..A great one...Todd wisely sings another lower interval on "when god....kissed me" last verse...so great can’t pick one...other than to say JM is the drummer for this song. Period.....power power on WWE (I think it the best)...and a great mellow LOTCM closes out a special nite for me for sure...another JB gem...Did I say I liked Ottawa as well as this, I don’t think so but its close....god what great stuff here.~ Tony
9/4/06 TORONTO DANFORTH MUSIC HALL AUDIENCE JON BABCOCK 74:34/43:56
Date Added:9/21/2006
Track List:CD ONE: AMBIENCE. BUFFALO GRASS. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. CD TWO: DRIVE. SLUT. THE WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.
Note:Last show. Number 7. Best/greatest of all. Biggest crowd. Just a classic show all around. You need this. Essential. I don’t know what else to say other than it is a classic. Particulars: Todd gtr low on Buffalo Grass but up by ISP which is just a mother this nite. Stones City. It rocks out. "Were going to love you all nite long including shinsu shinsu"...confidence this night is at an all time high and has been growing since Winnipeg. "Ingram in the house" so was Moe Berg. Then TR says that "we are the only ones to see this lineup and pray to what you pray that it will continue” great jazzy solo by JG on SB...very intense Mammon and FC this night, they are killers-prob the best 1/2 of these both together on the tour-Todd’s vocals just scowl...even JG sings Kaz's odd harmony on the last "even though you have no faith it in"- (in the get a life dept: at the end of the tune, when will someone finally cover the part "you want to rub my face in it" whilst Todd sings "save Mammon", like it is on the record..Another puzzlement to me...I know...don’t say it.......) btw-totally diff solos by Todd on FC really improve...really nice wicked...2 sound system crackles on ISTL...Todd talks of old age and stooping...Todd continues to play off the top of his head on b and w..Out there...I love it I love it..."sticking with our paranoid theme" -Todd delivers the "house" description of the band...see my review ...splendid drive...”into the bog everyone" before Slut...Todd spews out the lyrics of walls like venom...it’s now crystal clear as to why he chose it..."I don’t think there are any terrorists.... and there aint no yanks..Just corporate criminals playing with tanks"...right on!! Crowd a bit baffled but with one world, they jump to their feet on cue....hawking very nice again but not Montreal or Ottawa...WWE reigns supreme...killer version, high emotion...then LOTCM..And then he was gone after a very almost speechless moment...”thank you". Thank you so much" in a very almost mumbling tone and then he said something slightly off mic that sounds French?? You tell me...but ILL tell you this is a stone cold classic Todd show and if you get one, get this one. What a great blessing it was to have JB do this tour. the dedication it shows is rare and whether or not it is ever formally recognized as at least a component to the modern lifeblood of an artist, which it is maybe to other artists (i.e., jamsters) more than Todd, for the first time he acknowledged it more than once on this tour and that’s enough for me to know that I think he knows how important it is to those who couldn’t be here...JB really out-did himself on this tour and we bow in honor, thank you for these gifts...Bliss Canadian Mist...essential…~ Tony
11/25/06 THE NEW CARS RIVERSIDE MILWAUKEE WI AUDIO DIGITAL TRANSFER FROM AUDIENCE VIDEO (JEFF 'WEAVIL' GAUSS) 47:53/39:04
Date Added:8/5/2012
Track List:DISC ONE: HELLO AGAIN. LETS GO. SHAKE IT UP. MY BEST FRIENDS GIRL. CANDY-O. I SAW THE LIGHT. DANGEROUS TYPE. MOVING IN STEREO. ALL MIXED UP. BLACK MARIA. YOU MIGHT THINK. CD TWO: INTROS. DRIVE. BANG THR DRUM ALL DAY. DISC TWO: YOU'RE ALL IVE GOT TONITE. BYE BYE LOVE. NOT TONIGHT. JUST WHAT I NEEDED. OPEN MY EYES. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL.
Note:Great sound! Large Venue acoustics though. Great job of dubbing the audio from this great fan film of the whole show. This is definetly the best audience recording we have of The New Cars! Todd full of energy here and seems to be having a super time. ESSENTIAL, for we don't have much New Cars. Thanks again to my partner Weavil!~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
2007 LIVE FROM DARYL'S HOUSE (DARYL HALL & TR) AUDIO DUB FROM PRO VIDEO SOURCE WARREN N/A
Date Added:6/17/2012
Track List:WAIT FOR ME.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.YOU GOT IT.SWEET.SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL.THE WANT OF A NAIL.WATCH YOUR BACK.EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR HEART.
Note:If you haven't seen the video episode, then you need too. If you want just the audio, here 'tis. The Philly White Soul Boys at there best. See my 2011 entry for the other Episode (40). Awsome! ESSENTIAL~ Warren
4/23/07 NEW YORK CITY BB KING'S AUDIENCE ROY GOLDBERG N/A
Date Added:5/28/2007
Track List:CD ONE: BUFFALO GRASS. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. THE WALLS CAME DOWN. CD TWO: HAWKING. ONE WORLD.
Note:The venue sound is mid rangy but sound is adjusted in b grass, lots of energy is apparent from the get-go...bass not as huge as the Canada shows which makes this one easier to get for sure...its right where it should be in the mix...accents still hit and miss on BG...ISP...grrrrrrreat grrrrroove...fab bass runs by T Levin in verse part....BM- you know the band is ON...some flubs pop up but the groove is solid, very nice leads at the end some wandering by TR (good) and TL (sometimes good)...SB starts out odd and TR lyric flub but this is where it goes up and stays there...JM cooking on this-nice despite JG losing his guitar sound at the worst possible time (put your hands together...), when you can survive that and flourish, then this is your night..And it was, no doubt....Mammon...challenge for JG but he nails it spot on...TRs vice real strong (not ragged)...back vocs a bit lacking BT, nice recording of the stick -way better sound than in Canada..The low end is still lacking but it’s not anywhere near as invisible as Canada...can hear all he’s doing there, again near perfection by Jesse on this, seemingly one of the most difficult assignments of the night....FC takes a second to gel...and the stick does sound less low end on the this tune..Back vocals nice here and Todd sounds determined as hell on the lead...the solo is monstrous...a bit swanky to start with but about 80% off the cuff...the breakdown part is stellar as well and as good as this band ever played it prior...ISTL surprisingly passionate vocal, spirited performance..B&W...now here’s the one I have the hardest time with since JM/TL has played...and on the early shows, there is no breath in the song-it sounds almost rushed...this night it was a bit flat, Jesse really on his game, whammy nice and back voc not bad, another chance taking lead by Todd very varied from the rote but kind of low volume..No1 Lowest is the shows tour de force, that’s why Mike a had this at his review in mp3 format...killer...Moratta pushing the dynamics on scream part...'adlib city' by Todd at the end..Really mixes his bag o tricks up nicely...it is killer...Drive. Lead vocs incredibly stupid good...a bit fast...vocals as good as ever, ever...Middle of the tune rules...it bakes, it cooks...awesome...this and No. 1 is the peak of the night....all good from here on out, too...Tiny Demons...exquisite, JM snare rattling at start...great atmospheric solo by JG all little overtones and feedback blips, nice original thought expanding the idea of lyle workman years ago at NH tour..Mystified/BD&B- Tony Levin grabs a hold of the blues...Todd does a blurring style solo at first that is a bit hard to believe is Todd but it is..Sounds like JG almost...very odd first solo but great...into BD and B is super...TL's 2x bassline moves it along...Todd gets way into it at the end, really extending it, JG of course is a marvel with his solo as well...nice version...SLUT- confident, chippy..Walls- one of the most impassioned vocals this night...playing for their meal here...so great it ended up as the set closer (probably not intentional)...Hawking- was good, not great this night...the guitar did some funny sounds halfway thru the verse 1 for JG, TR was great but very uneven back vocals..Todd takes the lead rhythmically at the end-whether intentional or not, not a good idea...better to leave it to JM, some weirdo timing stuff...OW- very unusual closer, but nailed and no doubt a satisfied crowd heads back out onto times square....great energy, great recording..No banter, all music--another great effort by Roy Goldberg....~ Tony
4/28/07 ANNAPOLIS MD RAMS HEAD ON STAGE AUDIENCE RICHARD ROYS N/A
Date Added:5/28/2007
Track List:CD ONE: BUFFALO GRASS. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. TINY DEMONS. CD TWO: MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. THE WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:As with all the other great ones, he’s done for us in the recent past, this one is spot on, in your face 24-7 the top quality we’ve come to expect from Richard Roys...for me personally I liked Falls Church performance better all around- Todd's guitar was low vol at many points in the rams head show...so far, I think this one sounds better because of this recording, this is a good show, some low points for me during the sets but the encores really whipped it up on this one...considering the voice lost at the end of falls church, it would be very close but this recording is the best of the 2 venues to the show details: BG -from the start this is a brutal attack..vocs are a bit worn compared to NYC out of the box...lead guitar not very audible..."we have some rocking to do...” ISP gritty dirty rock-stones style- frickin brill.....BM is LOUD...but Todd is still not loud enough guitar-wise...during the time reference we hear some humor; 'the poodle bites'...SB- great jazzy solo by JG, and gets a bit whammy on the breakdown even..Nice...Mammon- stick sounds great...a bit flat vocs on holy father part...FC is a bit fast this night and does not have the funky element- Todd gets behind during the verse..We hear about Todd's 'emotional rescue' for the first time...TL starts Temporary Sanity but gets called back....B+W very fast and it needs space bad..great solo despite this by Todd at end but Todd is clearly irritated, his solo is a lot like the LP version actually...but at the end we have one of those buzz-kill moments when Todd accuses JG of playing a trick on him by being too loud, so to rectify, TR then orders the roadie to point JGs amp at JGs head..Jesse politely tells Todd you could have told me to turn down but TR is intent on being a bit overboard here and although we all know that he was irritated at the B&W performance, I’m not sure he knew it...it was way out of hand and was an uncomfortable moment for everyone there..So in the end the truth is that, yes, Todd was a bit of an ass to Jesse but it passed and we went on...LF was a bit rough and I think the funk was still lingering...by No 1, things had settled and Todd nailed the solo and the end was really out there, making it up as he went along at the end..Still his vol was lacking some in the house mix (I don’t get it)...another great vocal on drive, great lead into the changes by TL...crowd had a somewhat subdued response...."I'll bet you'll be glad we played this next one..." he was right Tiny Demons...this is the peak of this show for me, the recording is just genius, super sound -esp the low end..So nice...penis joke into CD 2 Mystified...great vocal, recording, Todd solo low volume still but brazen, choppy...into BD and B is just perfect...one of best ones ever by any band this night...again TL drives the machine on Busted...we get a reference to Alex Baldwin’s email, Imus and Iraq as well as a call out for all transgendered before SLUT...JM pounds a 2x-time solo beat to drive it home..Cool slide like sounds from JG...crowd wacked..."all over but the screaming...this is screaming"...Walls...spellbinding Hawking, almost perfect...this song seems sadder and sadder to me as time passes, don’t know why...;great vocals, great Todd vocals/extended ending..WWE- stick again, no low end but celebratory.Todd gives his all...no stop at end by JM...killer recording by RR, the master
4/28/07 RAMS HEAD ANNAPOLIS MD AUDIENCE (‘RICCO’ & SARA K.) 01:49:43
Date Added:1/26/2016
Track List:BUFFALO GRASS. I HATE MY FRICKIN' ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. THE WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note: Great audience recording by ‘Ricco’ ( except for the last 4 tracks were recorded by Sara. Who was at a separate table). This show came to me as just one big WAV track.
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4/29/07 FALLS CHURCH VA STATE THEATER AUDIENCE TONY & 'STEVE' N/A
Date Added:6/3/2007
Track List:CD ONE: BUFFALO GRASS. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. CD TWO: DRIVE. TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. THE WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:This was the second one I witnessed on the 07 tour. I was one of 2 tapers (the lesser one). the bass drum was real huge and did plague my recording but it is nice if the bass end is rolled off...., crackles sometimes and noise from the pa but the other one is real nice save some yap at places...together they showcase a really nice show-better for me than rams head musically (instrumentally, vocally, Todd’s voice was petered out towards the end of the set and was compromised by the encores.... on to the notes: b grass, you can hear Todd better...ironically, JG is low volume....vocs a bit rough on ISP..Rocking version of ISP...band gets crazy loud on the accents...again the back vocals peter-out during ‘Holy Father’...Fascist Christ this night contains a wicked improv solo by Todd...great vocals by Todd on the breakdown part...wicked stick by Tony on the outro section...killer, maybe the best of the tour...better pace than Annapolis...." you’ve eaten your veggies, now you deserve a treat" ISTL perfecto 2x lead..."forgot to take my diladid before the show"...B&W -nice leads again....can hear him so much louder than Anna show...still a bit rushed...Todd tells story of the Heimlich Maneuver performed by Jesse on Todd post show (the other night??), LF- super floating fluttering solo by JG..And stays hot on harmonics all out...showcase for JG this night..."going to get our sexy on"...no1 is tremendous...wish it was just a hair slower but who's bitching, smoking...Todd goes ape shit on the out chorus..just maniacal...awesome stuff from the middle on out....drive starts of CD 2 a bit rushed and Jesse is low volume, a guitar switch takes place..back voc a bit bare but Todd is still in full voice...talks of young folks and arctic monkeys, etc.....into nice to t demons-shimmering...some delay but then Jesse starts jokingly playing tired of waiting by the kinks before M/BD and B..JM sounds like Willie on this, here is where Todd's voice starts to go...nice early somewhat dissonant Todd lead..."you’d think we were restoring the Mona Lisa or something"...great triplet feel groove JM/TL on BD&B part.... Jesse plays the Marriage of Heaven and Hell lick and the solo then kind of goes the way of Ry Cooder meets Jimmy Page this night...Brilliant super-on paying-then he runs the gamut of his style...100% passion by all of em...missed cues at the end...”song took about 3 years to me"..The next 2 blaze by, then one world, I notice the high back vocs are too loud or maybe someone wasn’t singing or mic was off...back vocs are too sparse by Hawking esp with Todd’s voice rasp in effect after 3 in 3 nights...Todd does some amazing different vocs inflections to counter his lower range...nice...great show in general with a somewhat weakened end due to Todd’s vocs, but still in my mind due to the balance, etc…-I’d take this show was better but with the end of Annapolis plugged on-it would be the best of both..Thanks to the tapers here as well...yow...~ Tony
5/2/07 CLEARWATER FL RUTH ECKHART HALL AUDIENCE VIA MIKE MOSSNER N/A
Date Added:6/15/2007
Track List:BUFFALO GRASS. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. I SAW THE LIGHT. TINY DEMONS. THE WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD.
Note:Truncated show opening for heart as the band hits its peak. Very nice recording, little yap, nice sound...this is where Todd did Liars in 04....still a big bass drum-kind of odd low end....Todd’s guitar low on Buffalo Grass...came early to catch us we have this for you..BM...Todd really destroys on solo --some killer parts of improv- crowd way into it....Zappa poodle quote...nice version of Soul Brother...nice vocals by Todd...Why B&W?? Nice solo but real weirdo one...2x on solo...trucks along like a big white truck down the beltway...."hope it falls into favor"...Drive....sparkles...best version I think.....Tiny Demons also is close to the best one.....loud walls..Jesse with ace slide solo...one world to end it...it was short but sweet and the band is confident supreme by this show...nice single CD -thanks to Moz.~ Tony
5/3/07 ATLANTA COCA COLA ROXY THEATER AUDIENCE WARREN HEWETSON N/A
Date Added:6/11/2007
Track List:CD ONE: (BEG MISSING/CUTS IN) BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE CD TWO: TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. THE WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Being that I went to the 2 DC shows I would love to say I saw the best of the tour. I did not. This is the best show and for those with discerning ears know it is. It is simply tighter, more assured, has a better swagger than the other previous shows (5.2 is also smoking) this was a short tour, and just as the band was getting hot, they ended the tour. Why the Midwest was skipped I have idea. anyhow, this tour Mr. Hewey is the guest for the best...too bad it didn’t get started but as I understand it, he was shuttled from the balcony by the staff just as the show was about to start to downstairs..What he got smokes...it is not sonically as deep as some of the other shows but it sounds nice and is balanced and to tell the truth has better or should I say lesser low end for JM's bass drum -sound is good, hardly a yip (1 I’m sorry)...nevertheless this is when the band was happening..To the show: BM cuts in...Confidence is apparent from note 1...solo-Todd is decent volume on his solos...Todd is going for it with weapon in hand...Todd is fired up...”you’re sweet like peaches and cream"..."its all relative..."SB is effortlessly tight..Todd name checks bucket head then talks about the upcoming offendament and states "...or else what is the point?"...this is new...."but I intend to offend you in the most artistic way"...to me, that says a lot about Todd and how he thinks about stuff...love it...classic stuff...I realize that Mammon has to be one of my all time favorite sets of lyrics..They’re just exceptional. Amen. ..Again, as FC starts JMs got me thinking about the way Willie would play this...but Jerry is smoking hot this night...really grooving..Deep but a bit faster than the funkier PP version but still it is dead ON...extd solo...the best version....Tony just kills the codas with riffs...at the end TR gracefully thanks him and states ..."we were lucky to have him..." ISTL shows how great Todd's vocs are this night...Super...B&W...contains a very out there Todd solo...completely goes free of any rote...takes a lot of chances...lots of good crazy stuff --a few swonkers but many were meant I think..I've never heard Todd play like this, it’s cool as hell...Todd refers to LF as song I wish I’d written...finders keepers.....Jesses solo sounds almost like a continuation of Todd’s solos in B&W slope-wise...No.1 Lowest real air tight...fluidity is here..and now I realize that PP and TR used to almost effect a natural flange...here is just liquid....just a gem from start to end...Todd plays noisy at times, almost angry..Insane levels...best one-I know I’ve said that every time, but it is such a show highlight...Drive is too fast/pushed as against the groove of the LP...Todd says "thank you completes"...funny...heart of the show starts off CD 2, TD is...Mystified/BD+B: intro-" (shruggingly "it's the only way it will work" (the penis that is)...Jesse really plays these rhythm parts with a perfect touch....then it happens, word thief makes his appearance ..Todd solo again is improvised and slippery...again adventure abounds...Jesse goes a mangled route...sparkling..."blarney stone is hidden in a special place"...slut features a manic solo and sounds like the hello people with the 2x beat...nice slide solo by Jesse on walls..Pocket feels comfortable...better ever on OW...best Hawking so far...best ever played...nice subtle confident...perfecto...great sound on WWE...not rushed...diff end...”right here right now...WWE...everybody in the house, yeah...WWE....crazy momentum builder...yes this is the best performance-what a damned shame it wasn’t longer...smoker..Exit TL....what a great player and just at his peak...Thanks Warren~ Tony
5/8/07 FELIX'S LANDING SPANISH FORT (MOBILE) AL AUDIENCE FROM MOZ AND J BABCOCK N/A
Date Added:7/3/2007
Track List:CD ONE: BUFFALO GRASS. I HATE MY FRICKIN ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMION. FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. CD TWO: TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. THE WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:I was going to get dressed up but...." as I understand it, there were about 250 or so at this outdoor place...kind of like clubs we have all seen before in the backwoods..There’s talk of crocs from the sound check...anyhow, this is a treat because it is not TL its JM on bass...generally covered well but kind of basic...decent singer right away on Buffalo Grass...vocal spread out better in back vocs..You can tell without TL, Jerry M has stepped behind the Wheel...Todd playing riffs more out...kind of low vol at start..So far so good...Todd claims it to be "stoopid good", ISP that is...Moratta rules on Maria, Jesse, too....great version of BM, SB has a different feel this night...Soul Brother has the best solo so far, nice abstract..Todd mentions local oysters and the intent to "offend sensibilities, if you have any...you came to see us...stick on Mammon"...no Tony...FC is kind of odd this night...big missed notes at beg...nice groove, bass part is odd here...?? Then goes the other worldly solo of Todd...it’s a killer...may be best solo of the tour...Todd and Moratta really locked in by now...crowd likes ISTL...B&W outstanding inventive Todd solo..Intro to LF is about Iraq...Todd lets it fly...really happening, nice bass...brill Jesse solo...No.1 has lots of passion, super solos, out there, some great a few clunker but I love it..Todd really goes for it...some unreal solos on this one again...Drive Todd’s vocals a bit shredded...bassist vocs a bit flat...Mystified this night Todd straight up lead at front. Forget verse...not good blend bck vocs Jesse great as usual, but Todd goes real atonal and modular at the end...Hawking is a great vocal performance....WWE bass player sounds like Taggs vocs...~ Tony
08/04/07 THE NEW CARS LIONS PARK GREENVILLE WI AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:7/3/2012
Track List:LET'S GO. SHAKE IT UP. MY BEST FRIENDS GIRL. CANDY O. I SAW THE LIGHT. DANGEROUS TYPE. BLACK MARIA (W/ TECHNICAL PROBLEMS). BLACK MARIA. YOU MIGHT THINK / BAND INTRODUCTIONS. DRIVE. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. YOU'RE ALL I'VE GOT TONIGHT. BYE BYE LOVE. JUST WHAT I NEEDED. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL.
Note:Decent/not great audience recording~ Warren
9/2/07 THE NEW CARS DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE CLARKSTON WI AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:6/13/2012
Track List:DISC ONE: LET'S GO. SHAKE IT UP. MY BEST FRIENDS GIRL. CANDY O. I SAW THE LIGHT. DANGEROUS TYPE. MOVING IN STEREO. ALL MIXED UP. BLACK MARIA. YOU MIGHT THINK / DISC TWO: BAND INTRODUCTIONS. DRIVE. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. YOU'RE ALL I'VE GOT TONIGHT. BYE BYE LOVE. JUST WHAT I NEEDED. OPEN MY EYES. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL.
Note:Decent audience recording (ain't great) if you want to document another date from this tour~ Warren
9/7/07 SANTA CRUZ THE CATALYST (PARTIAL) AUDIENCE (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH PRO DVD) 45:10
Date Added:12/11/2007
Track List:BUFFALO GRASS. ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER.MAMMON>FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE.
Note:pretty much guerrilla style recording -lots of talk, so-so fidelity...nice to have at least one...come on, you western folk, let’s go....anyway- Moz is also sending in Eugene Oregon..But this at least gives a taste of what it was like on opening night..."Welcome to Symphony Hall...."great end solo on Buffalo Grass...killer groove on ISP by PP...Kind of a jazzy take on Maria-angry ripping leads from tr...PP playing out...very much Zappa like in later years on his solos...battles...like Colauita and Zappa...slow version of SB...Some fuck ups on Soul Brother cause it was so slow......Mammon referred to by Todd as torture.....Mammon needs some practice...strange drum parts on 1st night out....bit fast paces FC very loose, lots of notes..Dynamic from PP -loose Todd leads (good thing)...”pallete cleanser", ISTL...B&W has that PP thuddy power...nice feel as usual...Todd sings "trying to get out WITH the light" ~ Tony
9/18/07 EUGENE OR WOW HALL AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:3/5/2008
Track List:CD ONE: BUFFALO GRASS. ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. CD TWO: NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED/BROKED DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT (CUTS). WALLS CAME DOWN (FADES IN). ONE WORLD. HAWKING. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Great that someone got this one...we now have something to compare the urbano sets with.....here are the particles: BG- decent vocals, pretty rote solo...ISP- right off notice PP's hihat action is heavier than MUs..Heavier rock rock version--power trip...clips in 2 spots...BM straight up and down - accents nice...Todd follows the arc of the solo but veers off...deviation in downward solo that ripples the crowd..SB-bit busy groove-wise-great solo by JG-ending with "the riff"...remarks as to the liberal part of the country...MAMMON- the stoned version...very lasix-like-slower than usual--FC is a harder affair than that of MU-less funky more rock on top..MU saw this as between the pedal and the snare and PP is more out and on top...TR solo burst into some quarter tones even in places. Torrid soloing. ISTL actually into it this PM...B&W here’s a place where the feel of PP is now the feel of the tune. He has made his feel the accurate one on this tune for sure...this night it is rushed but solo is also pretty much rote-may be due to tempo..LF- JG solo very standard for him. NO! Is less floaty and more power stick...pretty nice interplay between Todd and PP.......crowd member (to Todd): "play what you want?" TR: "I’m not good enough"......TR a but hoarse by Drive...nice harmonics by JG....TD- not as delicate as JM or MU...more like the version on the Swing tour..Mystified-almost reggae feel at times between KS and PP-offbeat accents...SLUT a bit looser TR just grazing-not as involved at this point...BVs inconsistent (cuts) Walls fades in (don’t miss much)..very Cars-like-nice melody JG playing harmonics solo...Taking it easy on OW...someone talks to the taper...during Hawking- the mic is touched a bit much in places and mars the tune some in spots- by the end- it's nice - a nice version........some rumble on WWE..But PPs feel is king here...just a fun sounding show...nice to have this one...only one other than Santa Cruz so far.~ Tony
12/4/07 AUSTIN TX ANTONE'S NIGHTCLUB AUDIENCE MIKE MOSNER 64:45/47:06
Date Added:9/2/2008
Track List:CD ONE: BUFFALO GRASS. ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON>FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. CD TWO: TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED>BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. WALLS AME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. WORDLWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Let’s get to it: "sweet looking house!" Buffalo Grass-no back vocals on ‘already gone’ part...real slow, precise, accents not all there with MU yet. ISP-you can feel them feeling each other out (mostly KS and MU) bouncy kind of like a ride over a bumpy road with a great shock system...neat like it..."Austin...it was like 100 degrees today; TR then says something about Austin being better than the rest of the state. Wish the guitar was louder in BM but solos are nice-TR getting use to the open space style of MU...JG nice solo as usual on SB but MU misses the pick up from the breakdown...MAMMON- pretty rehearsal-like...fast take off on FC to be brought back to a slower groove..it’s very interesting here to see how each player handles the situation, places on FC where JG kind of backs off some to let them establish things, KS is punctuating the places MU has to learn-professionals at work! Todd seems to pick up almost instantly how it feels and it’s clearly a faster process than with JM...B & W gels nicely naturally...best groove of the night on LF...some tech problems...LED thing bothering Todd...who claims "I’m so used to big places now, not used to such a small stage"..NO1 is where MU is up and down with volume...leads are nice sheeny things here- kind of raunch-out at the end (real cool)...somewhat messy in parts but a nice omen for the best thing THIS config played each night. Odd flub at start of Drive (wrong fret)-blanks drawn lyrically...after it settles, it’s nice...lyrics then off a touch on Mystified/BD and B but what the hell, were rolling! Lots of bends on solo, something screws up with Todd’s rig "it's always fucking something..."nice smeary slide on heaven and hell riff-sounds very Billy Gibbons style (in Texas, no less), last solo so-so, accents off at end of bluesman spiel...loose but ok slut. No real spark on Walls, decent momentum captured on One World. Yap city on Hawking-is this NYC? What the hell, people-the highpoint of the night and you can’t keep your mouth shut...scant back vocals (only JG)-ok version, nice end for WWE-can see the funky popping version to come...important well recorded starting point for this group...thanks Moz!~ Tony
12/7/07 PITTSBURGH PA REX THEATER AUDIENCE 57:08/52:23
Date Added:12/28/2007
Track List:CD ONE: BUFFALO GRASS. ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON>FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. CD TWO: DRIVE. TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:Crowd great, venue system loud as hell, so-so, 10th row center, great show- band gelling before our eyes, at place where overplay is scant (nice) Todd guitar and vocals real strong particulars: BG- subtle dynamics evident from MU right away...Todd nice and loud guitar-wise ISP, great vocal phrasing, leisurely pace with a punch, perfect...cut me off accents in tow (ala studio and tre)...more dynamics in store at end of Todd’s solo in center of BM....bluesy Todd solo...Jesse's solo on SB is jazzy and chorusy..Highlight of show the groove on FC and also Mammon is so much better with this unit...the early 16th accents are missing but still...Kasim and mu groove away..Great without a net solos on FC very hard and soulful....jazzy strident vocals from breakdown on out....Todd pisses Kasim off by requesting Kasim "go head'n kiss her already"...but he was dealing with the monitor and not a gal at all...ok it passed.... Black and White (fine compliment indeed). Jesse cuts a fluttering solo magically on LF...No.1 is the radical departure...the dynamics in this tune make it as acid as ever with the sound and feel...it is indeed a new tune with MU in tow..Todd’s solos are spellbinding with the stage set by the rhythm section especially the all timer at the end...whew...Drive and Slut put Kasim in the driver’s seat and what a great player he is...he makes these 2 work...Todd ends a bit flat due to monitor problems on a line early in td (very very rare)..Unusual solo for Todd on Mystified, more recognized at end of it.....vocals are outstanding on this one also...Jesse does this slide thing with an obtuse downward angle that keeps going down..Thing of beauty then into Todd, Jeff beck, 2x to harmonica sound (which Todd mimes)...as I said Kasim kills with staccato bass line in slut and drives the crowd wild...even the insane older guy stage left who though he was onstage himself...funny...walls-just in control....great hammer work/harmonics by Jesse on hawking and throughout the set he did change some voicing on mammon, etc due to the uncluttered space by the killer rhythm section...still MU has the little hiccup he originally played on Hawking, a nice floating forever version -MUs dynamics are fierce....quiet on v3 real nice...loose as hell WWE, no Trapped yet by this time..Kasim covers for Jesse guitar change by funking it up to MUs nasty groove...slight fuck up towards end but Todd is unfazed..."are you ready...got to bring it home"..A triumphant show...great crowd and decent...won’t be the best but damned good...recording...~ Tony
12/11/07 NEW YORK NY BLENDER AUDIENCE JOHN BABCOCK N/A
Date Added:4/4/2008
Track List:CD ONE: PRE-SHOW AMBIENCE (2 TRACKS). BUFFALO GRASS. ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON> FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. CD TWO: TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. TRAPPED. WORDLWIE EPIPHANY
Note:Well my brother and our friend, JB came thru and I haven’t had the time to put these up but he nailed both NYC shows. I prefer the 2nd show simply because (as is the case with Todd more than any other major artist) his guitar is not loud enough...funny both shows I saw Poughkeepsie and Alex...his volume was up...but this first show in NYC esp., the volume is lower (his guitar) than we would all like...can hear the leads but you know what I mean....nice pair of shows and these come (esp. night 2 where guitar is up some volume) with some great performances..In general, it seems like MU and the band were a bit excited to be in NYC and as will happen sometimes, the tempos are rushed... there are some real chestnuts..Here are the particulars:"hi kids!"...solo hardly audible in BG...Nice solo-wish it was louder...ISP is WAY too fast...Jesse does nice runs at the end-changing his standard rhythm part to fit the faster tempo...Todd’s guitar gets a smack louder by BM..Nice end extended solo and Todd goes whacko...good raunchy solo...fans then request a "throbbing experience"...bass is huge (loud ) in SB and the ride cymbal is a bit much volume-wise as well..Pretty nice frantic version of Mammon...again we get excited and FC is way too fast and loses the great funky thing MU and KS get going most nights...guilt-free ISTL...Todd deliberately slows down the start of b and w to get control of the moe going down..You know that something I never really have said before...Todd has an innate sense of time and I have never heard HIM responsible for a tempo rush or drag..He generally knows exactly where it’s supposed to be...always...vocals distorto on B&W ...very inventive solo on this but again ...volume...No. 1 absolutely wicked solo...both of them just rip it up......Kasim dresses his part up a bit in Tiny Demons..Nice 1st blues rip on Myst...Jesse's solo very deeply blues--great ending as usual (Jesse's specialty it seems)...super groove=slut ala Poughkeepsie...prior to the encore, this rare serious gratitude to crowd/fans: "I dedicate this all the people of the world-you’re welcome into my heaven anytime". Then Hawking....wish backgrounds were better.....a bit too busy bass kind of fights the swing...nice show...2nd one is better, as always with JB great recording.~ Tony
12/12/07 NEW YORK NY BLENDER AUDIENCE JON BABCOCK N/A
Date Added:4/4/2008
Track List:CD ONE: AMBIENCE. AUDIENCE/WALK ON. BUFFALO GRASS. ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON/ FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO.1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. CD TWO: TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:I’ve heard some say that both nights Todd’s guitar was low in NYC, but this tape proves it was a better balance in the house mix...bass better tone..can hear the guitars better and we are more relaxed...still id like Todd a tad louder but its worlds louder than last night...blow by blow: Buffalo Grass is more relaxed..Perfect pace for ISP which makes all the difference-I like it a mid tempo exile on main ST type groove which this is....nice little nuance makes BM a killer....nice leads, nice smooth lines...a bit low..On Mammon, Jesse’s processing goes out towards the end...recovers for a much improved from 12.11.FC...lead on this one pretty much off the cuff......subtle ISTL...B&W features a crowd 'singalonger'...we all love that..Even if we’re not taping...paying to see someone else sing to Todd...unreal how rude people are sometimes...powerful B&W nonetheless...Todd acknowledges building momentum before LOTCM...one super shredding by the end..Just special deal here...Todd’s voice fails in Drive...he fancy-ups the one note solo...Todd’s intro to Myst.."My days as a landscaper in Atlanta Georgia..." funny...approx correct...."why? Because it hurts"...1st solo ok...Jesse employs a constant attacking, gnawing solo style//Todd an Jesse out of synch some on the mouth harp...end part is mess due mostly to the mix and volume of everyone...Slut is superb...killer one world...."I feel like Barry Manilow.." spectacular Hawking...better than last night which was boss also..Todd solo on trapped a bit off kilter...muddy center part on WWE but Kasim groove was out and popping - yes a bit fast but what the hell..Great show...great recording....its NYC you know....
12/15/07 NORTH HAMPTON MASS CALVIN THEATER AUDIENCE (VIA LINO AND MOZ) N/A
Date Added:1/25/2008
Track List:CD ONE: BUFFALO GRASS. ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON/FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. CD TWO: TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAKWING. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Sounds like a DAT in a larger hall. In fact this hall is best known to me as having hosted the last 2 NRBQ anniversary bashes...this night there was passion and what a guitar showcase. I don’t think this is the best recording so far...that would rich and Sara’s Alex so far, but this is the best performance of all I’ve heard and I wasn’t there (damn). These solos are generally more out there than the others and Todd really takes a lot of these solos far out of the normal grooves he's worn. That’s why I like this show a lot... the recording here does not have the best depth due to size of hall and the ceiling and most of the sound starts almost on a faux stereo (all highs in r speaker) but the sound does balance out. Nice mix of instruments...specifics: Buffalo Grass...Todd guitar is loud as hell on solo (good)-vocals relatively high... ISP nice impassioned...great lead vocal...extra distortion bite on BM solos-totally off the cuff solo-starts the 1st solo in the rote and then directs it right up on and out of the normal scene..Rips it up on an extended lead...real great stuff here folks...screaming, holding notes out...superb...Kasim does great descending notes run in last verse- great end also-one of all time best versions here folks...much more strident SB-great vocal phrasing which is changed up- highest ever level..End also changed up some, nice....refers to "in 6 mos it’ll be the 2nd freshest we have"...Fidelity seems to improve on Mammon...kind of funny I thought about the one note bass part for some reason in the front..Great sound by Kasim...opening note muffed on FC but still funky monkey happening -KG gets a bit crazy on verses...again Todd puts the pedal to the metal off the normal road and ends up with another jaw dropping free solo..Free and wild like BM...Killer again....ISTL another more than normal passionate version...b and w is a bit out of sorts intensity match-wise with the others...some great solos continue...Todd really at a peak....Jesse gets a bit more gliding on his part on LF....torrid yet wet solos by the foamy on No. 1..trs leads on this are as close to Hendrix axe era I’ve ever heard Todd play...great again (ho-hum)..Kasim is the star on drive where his runs make the tune...Jesse also just great on the head section in the middle...story about puppies...lots of mic scuffing by recorder on Tiny Demons...great ghost whispers... end blown lost a verse.....Jesse less audible on Mystified/BD and B...Todd wild on his solo..Jesse’s on a speed trip this night...another all timer-solo wise...Todd fucks up turnaround on slut but groove is great stuff-Kasim propels it along..Kasim off the hook on walls as well...hawking pretty nice-wish there was more backing vocals....super end though.......solo wicked on trapped....Kasim funks it up....again, so far the highs of this one performance wise are the peaks to my ears and one would be wise to include this show if you get some from the tour..Thanks to Mr. Lino and Mr. Moz for these off of DIME...killer stuff~ Tony
12/16/07 ALEXANDRIA VA THE BIRCHMERE AUDIENCE (TWO SOURCES RICHARD ROYS & SARA K.) 61:05/59:24
Date Added:1/17/2008
Track List:CD ONE: BUFFALO GRASS. ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON/FASCIST CHRIST. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR CD TWO: DRIVE. TINY DEMONS. MYSTFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:Sold out in DC. Nice crowd in a good mood and gone on...best of the tour (tape job) so far by Mr. RR and ms SK....compared to the show in Pitt I saw 10 days prior, there were a few more notes and Todd did mis-hit some stuff on the fretboard (he had the roadie putting sharpie marks on the newly fretted foamy on more than one occasion..Particles...nice steady groove on Buffalo Grass...very Indian-beat like...pretty rote lead... ISP-love the build up at beg-Jesse does a nice little strat whammy bend on the opening chords that just is nice to set the tune and momentum up...very fender...love Kasim’s riffs at the end...In fact, this was Kasim's show-he played so much more fluently with MU on this tour and thus, with less busy drums he can play more...just a very underrated player on the bass...Todd then talks of the 7:30 shows and him breaking his meal before the show rule this eve...BM much faster pace than Pitts..Great high wailing solo by Todd that is pure abandon open blowing (no arc)...dynamics still pretty high on loud soft but not as extreme as in Pitts....we get a quip that the fact the marquee said Todd and the Liars was itself a lie.....SB still nice and spacious..Great vocals by Todd and a near perfect solo by JG-a clinic...long end...”now we're going to start mucking around with your religious beliefs...”...Mammon- Todd rhythm a bit loud..Some sharpie problems...MU does offbeat hihat clasp on this and Mystified...a bit much contrast for me...funky as usual with MU's FC...the breakdown sections are awesome...a bit different style solo on this one than usual..Pretty freed up stuff...nice...ISTL sung well bellowed style in fact..."we know that Wayne Newton and Donnie Osmond go out of their way to play here...so we had to play the hit"...black and white--powerful version-a few miss-hits by Todd but the solo is god-head..Wild and crazy solo section with pretty insistent riffs, etc (new album stuff?)...powerhouse version of B&W..."The crew here said play anything except bluegrass...they’ve had a parade of mandolins go thru here..." nice harmony line style solo by JG (if you know what that means)...Great loud soft on No.1...passionately yelps..."equalize me, foamy!"...great passion on this one...great little different solos on the outchorus...vocal silky on Drive...laid back..."Todd talks of the instant millionaire...”then into the neo con speech which is a bit off kilter delivery -wise but some asshole yells out and embarrasses himself in the process..Funny stuff...better TD than at Pitt...Wewww... get the speech about crop sharing...into Mystified...harder version of mystified than Pittsburgh...stumble into 1st solo...great section between the 2 tunes...great solo into the harp thing...re-entry is changed up a smidgin...slut is not as punchy as Pitt and suffers comparitably..But the Pitt version is as good as it gets, so...a bit more legato...walls nice pace-calmed down some...great on top solo by JG on one world...great version of hawking..Better than Pitt...very spacy...very quiet last verse...dynamics unmatched...god MU is a very dynamic drummer......great to hear Trapped..Solo nice but not like the record...funkier WWE to end it all...great show-if you’re going to get one from this short leg, this is it for now.~ Tony
12/18/07 NEW HAVEN CT TOADS PLACE AUDIENCE (VIA MOZ AND LINO) N/A
Date Added:1/25/2008
Track List:CD ONE: BUFFALO GRASS. ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON>FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR CD TWO: DRIVE. TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY
Note:The small room and the aroma of Toads...all the way back from the old days...balance pretty unusual all night with loud drums/bass...specifics: Buffalo Grass -brisk, Todd tries to bring it back with slower phrasing on vocal...nice end solo but too fast as unfortunately, most were this night-I guess everyone was pumped to wrap a successful tour...ISP-again too fast..Vocal is great by Todd...Can’t hear much but bass, drums...nice tape for a bass/drummer to learn by actually....BM - Todd again blows like the wind, freely...amazing solo again..Kasim muffs a spot on bass, Todd’s guitar continues to be wild...guitar sounds a lot like the late ‘73 early ‘74 sound Todd used on the ‘eyeball’ Utopia album..Hot solos...same angular approach to this solo as then, lots of loud drums on Soul Brother, Mammon is way too fast...screaming lead guitar on FC-nice new bite on breakdown part..Gives it a new life...B&W 2nd verse on-this is superb-one of best versions...solo low volume but adventurous as hell...."and now the final destination is rhino records?" could that be the new version on the new album?? Great LF this night-you know it’s going to be on the new album....fluids spill all over in No. 1...dynamics of MU will be missed on this one...again drive is brisk..Great vocal (blowing it all out-last show) Kasim dresses up the bass part-changes the tune...” Problem with short tours is you revved up and then it’s over"...no intro for tiny demons this pm...Great version...on Mystified/BD and B balance improves, also faster than normal...1st solo Jeff Beck hat, Hendrix-like...Jesse solo very slidey not very loud-but wicked climax at end..Wild applause on Slut...stomping crowd to Walls...some bad guitar notes on Hawking but a very emotional performance...energy abounds on frantic Trapped and awesome WWE Kazs bass in your face....one of many good ones this time out.~ Tony

Date Title Source Time
1/27/08 TORONTO MUSIC HALL AUDIENCE
Date Added:6/11/2012
Track List:CD ONE: BUFFALO GRASS. ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON/FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. CD TWO: DRIVE. TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Not the best audience recording. But decent. Very bassy~ Warren
3/1/08 KASIM SULTON THE ACADEMY THEATRE AVONDALE ESTATES (ATLANTA) GA DVD SOUNDTRACK 104:00
Date Added:11/21/2016
Track List:ARE YOU HAPPY NOW.YELLOW CAB.SOMETIMES LOVE IS A DANGEROUS THING.THIS MUST BE LOVE. CLICHÉ.THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION.LIBERTINE.I DON’T MIND AT ALL.BACK ON THE STREET.MINUTES SLIPPING PAST.BEFORE SHE WAS GONE.SACRIFICE.THE UP.DRIVE.WATCHING THE WORLD.THE ONE SURE THING.ONE WORLD.SOMEBODY LOVES YOU.
Note:This was Cruiser Mel's and Doug Ford's first promotion. Not a large ‘turn out’, but enough Superfans there to make it a great intimate show. David and Carrie Knife filmed it and a great now obscure DVD came of it. Kasim, Jesse Gress and Doug Kennedy were flawless. And Kasim's banter between songs was also a complete history of himself and Utopia. All 'Unplugged' and Kasim at his finest. His ever popular 'This Must Be Love' is in here too. This is the Soundtrack from the video, so it's marvelous. I was there, of course, and was treated to an incredible evening (and a 'Meet & Greet).I can't say enough about it and the DVD is awesome. Though hard to get now. On-line retail doesn't offer it anywhere. Dave ' the Knife' or his wife can get you a copy though at a decent rate: Try Dave at his FaceBook page: David W. Knife. ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL!~ Warren
4/9/08 BILLBOARD TOKYO JAPAN (EARLY AND LATE SHOWS) AUDIENCE HIROSHI KAWAUCHI 74:16/70:59/20:59
Date Added:6/11/2012
Track List:CD ONE (EARLY SHOW): BUFFALO GRASS. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. FASCIST CHRIST. BLACK AND WHITE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. TINY DEMONS. SLUT. ONE WORLD. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. CD TWO: BLACK AND WHITE. SOUL BROTHER. BLACK MARIA. I SAW THE LIGHT. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. CROSSROADS (PREMIERE). LUNATIC FRINGE. TONY DEMONS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. WALLS CAME DOWN. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. CD THREE: SLUT. ONE WORLD. TRAPPED. WORLWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:This is not the best represntative of the Japanese (somewhat bizzare) tour of two shows a night for five straight nights...the last night being here in Tokyo, and Hiroshi Kawauchi scored for us...recording quality is super! And the playing is nice...but the voice is gone~ Tony
4/12/08 TAMPA THEATER FL AUDIENCE MIKE MOSNER 65:16/44:52
Date Added:6/11/2012
Track List:CD ONE: BUFFALO GRASS. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON/FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. TINY DEMONS. CD TWO: MYSTIFIED/ BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Great quality audience recording...Decent crowd...But Todd's vocals are shot...if you were there ok, otherwise for completists only~ Tony
4/18/08 HANDLEBAR GREENVILLE SC AUDIENCE MIKE MOSNER 58:00/53:00
Date Added:6/11/2012
Track List:CD ONE: BUFFALO GRASS. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON/FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE CD TWO: TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Thank God for Mike Mosner. Another great quality audience recording~ Warren
4/20/08 CHARLOTTE NEIGHBOURHOOD THEATER AUDIENCE MIKE MOSNER
Date Added:6/11/2012
Note:Track List: CD ONE:BUFFALO GRASS. ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON.FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. CD TWO: DRIVE. TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED-BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. TRAPPED Note:Chocked full of nice guitar playing~ Tony
6/22/08 TODDSTOCK 2008. TODD’S PREMIER OF ARENA. KAUAI HIAWAII SOUNDBOARD? 1:19:37
Date Added:8/4/2012
Track List:MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. MOUNTAIN TOP. PISSIN. PANIC. TODAY. BARDO. MAN UP.
Note:Wow. What an experience to share with all the Todd heads present. So many people there, so many that I have been communicating and working with ages. I won’t try to list 'em here because I wouldn’t want to leave anyone out. The week was very much ‘take it as you want it’. Some people wanted the party scene and that was there galore but the adventures, planned, the food and especially the fellowship made this an event for the ages. All of us who have some duties and responsibilities towards the scene have no doubt returned newly energized. The details of the house, the whole scene will be relayed as folklore for the years to come. I don’t know if this will be a regular event or not, but if it ever happens again, don’t miss it. Todd and his family were magnificent hosts and I still can’t believe he was so cool to do that. Michele ran the show with a lot of help from John (a really cool nice gentle sweetheart of a guy). It was great to mingle with Todd, Michele, Rebop or the family but the people there were what made it so great. That’s the reason you go is to connect with everyone. For all the people who bugged/semi-stalked TR (not that much really considering) there was a richer scene going on around him with all of those who made the trek and were mature enough to reflect on years of traveling the road to utopia together.. I met artists, people from the past, long time buddies...all getting that red dirt on our heels together...and going to the beach, town, etc...A lot of time was spent just doing Kauai...which was the ticket for me this weekend...I needed some rest and got it. I missed 70% of the nighttime fun because I wanted to sleep. I opted to arise early instead. The weather was only dreary one day on the week and rain was brief but unpredictable. Sunset everyday at 730...can’t thank the family for the weekend enough.......And now...for the music.~ Tony Rogers
After much anticipation and a week that went by all too fast the Toddster did not disappoint nor did the musicians. The Stage was constructed over the Lake that pools from the river running through Todd and Michele's living room and above the water falls. It was quite a feat just building on top of water, supplying electricity and sound and using the LED living room house lighting for the last song's special effects. It was a dream come true for all the Todd fans. Amazingly not overpopulated even though some locals and friends attended. It was a mild Kilauea night of weather and high spirits. Shortly before sunset between 6 & 7pm Michele introduced the show we had all been waiting for from the Lanai Deck. The band came out and launched into "Mad" setting some of us into mental bliss frenzy. Still setting sound levels Todd opted to replay the song. Yes it was better clearer stronger second time around. I could have heard all of the songs repeated but it was a dress rehearsal. Most of the new songs have the power rock feel as rumored and most were single word titles like "Mad", "Afraid", "Mercenary", "Gun", "Weakness" (sung toward Michele on the upper deck), "Mountain Top", "Pissin", "Panic" ending with explosive lighting effects background from the house for "Man UP" and no encores. Thirteen songs were played and no former releases revisited. Lyrically engrossing and sonically pleasing especially the searing twin guitar solos. Rachel Hayden, bassist, laid down the bottom with chest throbbing pulses while Prairie gave the heart beat precision. Matt on rhythm guitar and keyboards with backing vocals provided a sweet addition while Todd and Jesse wailed away. The only approach to disappointment was that the set ended too soon but no matter how long it would play on it would have been too soon for all in attendance. One of the Highlights was watching Michele (sans boot cast) and Claudia and another unnamed woman jump into the lake with the stage dancing to the last song. The smiles on their faces was priceless :) The saving grace was Todd's announcement for all to "Party until Dawn". ~ Jim Spann
6/26/08 ARENA DEBUT IN THE US ~ LEACH AMPHITHEATRE AT RIVERSIDE PARK OSHKOSH WI AUDIENCE - BELEXES N/A
Date Added:7/12/2012
Track List:DISC ONE:ARRIVAL.SOUNDCHECK.LOVE IN ACTION FALSE START.LOVE IN ACTION/GAB.THE WALLS CAME DOWN/GAB.OPEN MY EYES.LUNATIC FRINGE.I SAW THE LIGHT/ARENA INTRO.MAD.AFRAID.DISC TWO:MERCENARY.GUN.COURAGE/BUG SWALLOW.COURAGE 2.WEAKNESS.STRIKE.PISSIN. TODAY.BARDO.MAN UP.
Note:Pretty good little piece provided to us by my ‘Pawdner’ Jeff (Weavil). Jeff says that there are two 'out there', but this one is best. Set started late due to a light falling on some gear that needed to be repaired/replaced. Some false starts/broken strings (3) and Courage is stopped due to Todd swallowing a bug. 11pm curfew = no encore. But usual example of how Todd can just move through the ARENA ‘hic-ups’ here. Still provided an awsome performance.~ Warren
7/9/08 TRIPLE DOOR SEATTLE WA AUDIENCE 54:00/59:00
Date Added:8/3/2012
Track List: DISC ONE: LOVE IN ACTION. WALLS COME DOWN. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. DISC TWO: WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Excellent audience recording. The performance has some minor hic-ups. But a very much straight ahead approach to the first six tunes and then we get into ARENA. This is probably the best audience version if you're just into this for the new set/album. And this line up/band performs the tunes almost without any errors. And the audience is loving it. No yap...just applause and it is very pleasant. Performers: Todd, Jesse Gress (guitar, vocals), Prairie Prince (drums), Rachel Haden (bass, vocals) and Matt Bolton (guitar, keyboards, vocals).~ Warren
7/14/08 ‘ARENA LIVE’ (ON HDNET) BOULDER THEATRE BOULDER CO SOUNDBOARD (AUDIO TRANSFER FROM WEB VIDEO BROADCAST) 69:11:17
Date Added:8/15/2012
Track List:LOVE IN ACTION. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. PISSIN. STRIKE. TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Tremendous audio digital transfer from the January 14th HDnet Broadcast. Sound excellent. This is just the performance tunes from the video(as opposed to the interview portions). Pretty much flawless performance. ESSENTIAL for the ARENA lovers out there.~ Warren
7/19/08 ('ARENA LIVE') ANTONE'S AUSTIN TX AUDIENCE
Date Added:6/11/2012
Track List:DISC ONE:LOVE IN ACTION. WALLS CAME DOWN. OPEN MY EYES. BLACK MARIA. LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. DISC TWO:TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Very good audience recording if you want a real slice of the Arena stuff. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
8/1/08 THE TRALF BUFFALO NY SOUNDBOARD 47:00/60:00
Date Added:9/6/2014
Track List:DISC ONE:SET UP.LOVE IN ACTION.WALLS CAME DOWN.BLACK MARIA.OPEN MY EYES.LUNATIC FRINGE.I SAW THE LIGHT.MAD.AFRAID.MERCENARY.GUN. DISC TWO: COURAGEWEAKNESS.STRIKE.PISSIN.TODAY.BARDO.MOUNTAINTOP.PANIC.MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY (DIGITAL ERRORS).
Note:Just surfaced after 6 years. The torrent @ TTD was pulled before most could grab the full download, so Just One Victory is muchly a a digital unplayable piece. Still this a great recording and a must have for ARENA lovers. Tony wrote up this lengthy review after the show:
”I was lucky enough to catch Kauai and this show and the progress (traced thru the boots as well) has been huge. In fact, I have never seen a better nite of the rhythm section since Ive been grazing in Toddland PP played (and looked like somewhat) very Dale Crover like on the heavier stuff; RH had a flatter Fender sound that worked so well in this heavier context. The crowd dug it to death. All the way up to the Chuck Berry back to basics solo where it all ends up on Man Up, the crowd stayed attentive and into it In fact, on Man Up, the dancers appeared as they did in Kauai. A nice smattering of oldies set things up nicely and I, for one, love the new arrangement of LF. I know some people wonder why he's doing covers, so what?? They rock. TR said this first tour was to play the whole of the album the way he said it, it made me think what may change in the winter time or even in Europe. You guys keep us in loop over there! Sorry but I couldn't deliver another addition due to equip trouble, but we have a few already we'll see what pops up. Bardo is clearly the new gtr showcase on the album. I did get to talk a second to JG after the show, he remarked how much work it was to play such heavy music. The new kids (Matt and Rachel) were jumping around onstage and could almost as times seem to be as young as Todd (at 60! ...remarkable). As for the venue, I got there a bit late and it was like trying to discover a secret. No sign, up a flight of steps in a steel/glass structure at the end of main street, nice place but packed to the gils (300 350?)...I saw only Lynn (Veggie) (her her husband) from Toddstock, but I saw Robin and Rick from our longtime crew doing the same as me...getting that end of the tour buzz..its always best to hear the band at the end if you can.Sound system was on, mistakes were non existent, TRs voice was rested couldn't have been a better nite to see the show. I will get around to commenting on the tunes themselves when I do my page on the boot action, but rest assured this band is confident.They have put their own imprint on the tunes and I think its a good move to include a live document in the album release package. I have been lucky enough to have heard the album and there are definitely places the band and the sound has "flowered" the tunes. Most of the tracks, especially Bardo has really gotten significantly better/expanded by the live deal. The only newer tune that may not have benefited by repeat playing is Courage (great tune) the early versions from Kauai and Oshkosh reveal a more punchy, almost funky/popping bass line that now is played more legato. That being said, the album version also sounds a little more like a demo than the others, so I'm not sure (i'm never sure about anything, you know) where they are going with that. It is hard because it is so unlike the others that color the nightly mood in a much heavier, muscular mode. I digress, but the show is truly a triumph on all levels. Make sure if you get a chance, you see this version of the band. The perfect mix of youth and almost youth (youth in the mind) make this a treat. Going to be interesting to see what changes with the setlist come in Europe. Finally, a tip of the hat to Jesse Gress he just keeps on playing in his brilliant unassuming way tour after tour playing impossible parts, incld parts that were never meant to be on gtr, singing and keeping fresh kindling on the Toddfire I've said it before but Ill say it again there are the musicians that have played with Todd and then theres Jesse on a whole other level. Love this album, love this band go buy 100 copies if you can! Ah...that was nice......I was ready to burst , feel a lot better now.......can you please pass the ....uh....how bout the mustard instead?.”
8/15/08 ‘IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY’ SEVEN SPRINGS RESORT CHAMPION PA AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/5/2012
Track List:NO SET LIST ENTRIES: IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY. A TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST ALBUM IN ROCK & ROLL HISTORY: SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. STARRING: TODD RUNDGREN,TAYLOR HICKS, DENNY LAINE, BO BICE, LOU GRAHAM AND OTHERS (INCLUDING CHRISTOPHER CROSS)…PERFORMING ALL THEIR HITS, PLUS THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Note:Review by Roger Steel: The show was fun. Good, not great though. The same type of format as most of these Beatles tribute gigs. Each member plays a couple/few tunes by themselves, then intermission, then Beatles. Highlights from the first set were a fun couple of countrybilly rockers from Bo Bice. One even included the Framptonesque talk box. Pretty impressive performance and it seemed most of the women agreed. Lou Graham started out a little shaky on Revolution but redeemed himself during his set. Lou has seen better days but the pipes are still very much intact. His set was fun. Denny Laine was a bit of a disappointment. He was the closest of any of them to a Beatle yet only had two songs and his voice was a little rough. Todd's set was wimpy but he made the best of it and had some fun. "Open My Eyes" rocked as usual but I don't think most people recognized it. "I Saw The Light" was what it was. "Bang The Drum" (original version) got everyone dancing. I yawned but Todd and the crowd seemed to be having a riot. The shining star and big surprise of the night for me was Christopher Cross. Say what you will about his songs but the guy has talent. His voice is stronger than ever and he even ripped a couple of smoking guitar leads. If I had a disappointment in set #1 it was that most of the band members left the stage when the others performed. I remember the Ringo shows and even the early Abbey Road shows where the entire band was on stage the entire show. I really missed that at this gig. Set two was great. Todd was a wonderful ringleader. It reminded me about how much love Todd had for theater because he was acting more than singing. Costumes (check out the pics with the flower hat - classic!), fake mustache, pure silliness. I'm pushing about 100 Todd shows and this was the silliest I've ever seen him. Again, Christopher Cross was awesome too. "She's Leaving Home" was one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard, ever. And by the way, who's this Jonathan Clark guy? He was the bass player and all around MVP of the show. His voice was incredible. Plunky Paul-like bass playing during the Beatles set was spot-on. His playing and singing the entire night was understated (except for sharing the mic on "She's Leaving Home") but I would argue that the show would not have been nearly as good without him in it. This guy can play and sing! Sign him up Todd (but only when Kas is busy). They played the record in order from start to finish. Yes, there was an 8-piece "orchestra" with string and horns. I felt they were under used though. They only played on a small percentage of the tunes. "A Day In The Life" ended the show which made set #2 fairly short. The two song encore of "Strawberry Fields" & "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" had all members on the stage but that might have added to some confusion. It was then when you could really tell it was their first gig, particularly on "Weeps". Still, a very tight show for being the first one. Let's not forget the rest of the band. Prairie laid down a steady beat as usual. Greg Hawkes and John Ferenzik seemed to do well but it was hard to tell. They were tucked off to the side and somewhat buried in the mix. Jesse, on the other hand, was incredible. You know the guys a talent but you really see it first hand in this show. He nailed every guitar part on every song even though I'm sure this was the first time her performed many of those songs live. Jesse rocks! The show was fun and worth the trip to the Laurel Highlands. You could tell the locals were having fun. A lot of very drunk people but I give them credit because they were all happy drunks. It was hard not to be happy at this show.
8/21/08 'IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY' PIER 6 PAVILION BALTIMORE MD AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/5/2012
Track List:NO SET LIST ENTRIES: IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY. A TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST ALBUM IN ROCK & ROLL HISTORY: SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. STARRING: TODD RUNDGREN,TAYLOR HICKS, DENNY LAINE, BO BICE, LOU GRAHAM AND OTHERS (INCLUDING CHRISTOPHER CROSS)… PERFORMING ALL THEIR HITS, PLUS THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Note:Decent quality audience recording. The show reported by many as boring. In addition, most say that if it were not for Todd Rundgren, that they would have asked for a refund (surprised?...not)
8/23/08 'IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY' WOLFTRAP FILENE CENTER VIENNA VA AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/3/2012
Track List:NO SET LIST ENTRIES: IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY. A TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST ALBUM IN ROCK & ROLL HISTORY: SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. STARRING: TODD RUNDGREN,TAYLOR HICKS, DENNY LAINE, BO BICE, LOU GRAHAM AND OTHERS (INCLUDING CHRISTOPHER CROSS)… PERFORMING ALL THEIR HITS, PLUS THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Note:Review by Denny~ "It was a complete and almost total embarrassment. In a nutshell....TR was the driving force of a band of musical misfits, has beens and a few never were's thrown in for good measure.....with the obvious exception of TR's band..should go without saying.Jesse never disappoints and Prairie made Christopher Cross' songs sound interesting to me. Denny Laine is barely passable..Bo Bice I can live without entirely...just derivative. Lou Gramm..must have been drunk....consistently forgot the lyrics to the greatest songs ever written....and looked like he just stumbled out of a pub and ended up on a stage. 1st half I could easily have done without..same old stuff...done poorly except of course TR but that wasn't enough. As good as TR might have been..the rest of the band was twice as bad. Who set up this horrible fiasco? They should shut the mutha down. TR was talking closely to Bo at several points. They encored with " ...gently weeps...." but should have ended it when they 1st walked off the stage. My friend is managing director of the park and was told that at the end of the 1st half....a man was demanding a refund (not me). The premise was interesting..the delivery was less than even remotely stellar. A few nice moments in the second half...most involving TR .... really...anyone who looks at this show and feels otherwise must have stars in their eyes.... really sorry...."
8/29/08 ‘IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY’ TEXAS & SANTA FE MARQUEE LAS VEGAS AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/5/2012
Track List:NO SET LIST ENTRIES: IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY. A TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST ALBUM IN ROCK & ROLL HISTORY: SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. STARRING: TODD RUNDGREN,TAYLOR HICKS, DENNY LAINE, BO BICE, LOU GRAHAM AND OTHERS (INCLUDING CHRISTOPHER CROSS)…PERFORMING ALL THEIR HITS, PLUS THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Note:Review by SubGenius: The show at Texas Station was really great. As reported in all previous reviews, each singer did a few tunes (seemed more like 2 tunes for most) from their own catalogs before the "40 Years" performance. Since this was the 10th and last show, it looks like everyone had their parts down this time around except for Lou Gramm, who read the lyrics from sheets of paper taped to a guitar case propped up in front of his mike stand. Even with the lyrics right in his face, he murdered every Beatle tune he touched with botched lyrics and bad vocals. How they could let him get away with this less than amateur performance is a mystery. Contract... no doubt. Denny Laine's rendition of "Within You, Without You" was brilliant, especially with backing strings and other instruments recreating a sound that I had only heard before on the Sgt Pepper's record. Mesmerizing! Christopher Cross was another high point as his vocals and execution of "She's Leaving Home" and "When I'm Sixty-Four" were exquisite and right on the money. Now, here's a guy who knows his Sgt. Pepper lyrics and melodies! Bravo, Mr. Cross! As expected, Todd nailed every tune and added much comedic relief to the performance. From humping a speaker cabinet to mustache technical difficulties, to flailing stooge dancing, to absurdly cheap but highly effective costumes, plus knocking over Gramm's mike stand after Gramm destroyed yet another Pepper tune, Todd was definitely the magic glue that held this whole show together. Bo Bice? Forgettable. My apologies for speaking the truth. His little hat and alien sunglasses, which he never removed for any part of the show, kept him visually anonymous. That could have been any mediocre long-haired guy up there for all we knew. Coulda been several different mediocre guys!
8/31/08 ‘RUNDGREN RADIO ANNIVERSARY’ CELEBRITY NIGHTCLUB LAS VEGAS AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/5/2012
Track List:LOVE IN ACTION. WALLS CAME DOWN. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP.THE WHEEL. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Review by Doug of RundgrenRadio.com: The Rundgren Radio B'Day Bash was the party theme but the night clearly belonged to Todd Rundgren and the other people lucky enough to be there. Todd, Jesse Gress, Rachel Haden, and Prairie Prince put on one hell of a show. The entire night exceeded all expectations for this fan. There's the old saying, "It's all about the music", but I'm not a believer in that anymore. Ultimately, Todd's music is what brought everyone together for this special weekend and without it this party wouldn't have happened, but this gig, like many other Todd gigs, was also about the Todd fan camaraderie - - - and in this case it was as good as it gets. The fans present were from all different parts of the country and it was pretty evident that they were all glad they made the trip to Las Vegas no matter how far they had traveled to get there. There were fans meeting again from past concerts and even Toddstock. There were also fans that were meeting some of the other fans there for the first time. It didn't matter what their history was with Todd fandom, albeit 2 years or 40 years, everyone seemed happy just to be around other fans that understood their passion for Todd's music. When the band walked onto the stage and got into their respective positions, Todd immediately started with some of his always interesting and witty banner. He talked about these kinds of gigs possibly being the way of the future and then he complimented the audience. I knew right then and there this was going to be a night to remember. The music began and the first song was, "Love In Action" which was a big relief because that meant they were going to play most or all of the current tour setlist. You would have thought it was the opening ceremony at the Olympics the way the cameras were going off. Todd and the band were absolutely on fire the entire time and the crowd followed the routine of raising their fists during "Strike" and raising their hands up (palm side up) in the air during "Mountaintop" when it was time to yell, "Higher higher". Just when I started to think "Bardo" was a mellow enough song to take a break and sit down, Todd breaks into some guitar playing that almost caught the venue on fire. I don't really know a good way to explain it, but the band was able to give "I Saw The Light" a more edgier sound than normal which was quite a treat. Every song sounded great and was well received. Robert Frazza and the guys helping him did a great job with the sound. Another thing that made this gig different was the way Rachel Haden appeared to be as comfortable as ever and was hamming it up with Todd almost the entire show. It was a treat to see her having so much fun up there. She appeared to be having an absolute blast from start to finish. She'd been showing signs of having fun at the other shows of course, but this was different. Jesse was awesome on guitar as always and he seemed to be having a great time as well especially since his sweet wife Mary Lou was there. And it would be a crime not to mention Prairie Prince acing it on drums despite already playing gigs two nights in a row before this one. This show already had the makings for something special but it was also making a few dreams come true. Todd fan Grady Moates played a major role in helping with the sound equipment. Todd fan Brian Grace was invited on stage to play Sax with the band during the song "Pissin". After "Manup" the band left the stage, and as most bands do, they made the crowd beg for the encores :). We begged of course and they came back out on stage. I heard Todd's guitar and thought I was dreaming. You guessed it - - - "The Wheel". The crowd went wild with excitement, especially me. No acoustic guitar or solo, the entire band was performing the song and Todd had Foamy in his hands. I looked to my left and Ed Vigdor was singing along and going crazy jumping around. I looked behind me and my wife was tearing up because she was so happy to see me get to hear my request and she knew how rewarding that was for me. I looked at Steve and he was grinning as he watched me sing along to the song. I'm guessing he was also reflecting on his first time to hear "The Wheel" live decades ago. I looked at Michele Rundgren and she had a big smile on her face. I look around at the whole crowd and everyone was singing along and having a great time. It was an emotional moment I'll never forget. I guess you could say it was like being in Utopia. I don't know what ultimately made Todd decide to do the song, but I do know he made a lot of people extremely happy for doing it. Several of the fans there told me after the show it was their first time to see the song live. As if things weren't great enough already, Todd & company closed out the show with "Just One Victory" and the crowd continued to go wild while singing along and swinging their arms and having a great time. It was the perfect way to close out the show. We planned for an after-show party in the venue but weren't sure whether or not Todd would be joining us. We hoped he would of course and he did in a big way. He walked out from backstage and proceeded to go over to the bar where we had two cakes laying there waiting to be eaten. One cake was a giant replica of Todd's green guitar pick including the autograph. The other cake had an edible 8x10 photo of the Arena promo poster on it. Freed's Bakery in Vegas made the cakes and we couldn't have asked for a better job from them. Todd planted himself in a chair and began cutting the cake and serving pieces of cake to the fans. How cool is that? He was clearly having a good time and even let some fans take pictures of him with cake on his face. He didn't have to come out there and mingle, he chose to do it. I think that speaks volumes for the fans that were in attendance. Jesse, Prairie, and Rachel also mingled with the crowd. Mary Lou was hanging out with us as well. Michele Rundgren was with the fans from start to finish and I asked her to step over to the cakes so we could make sure she got a certain area of the Arena cake :). We just couldn't have asked for a better after-show party if we tried. That night and the next day a few of the spouses/guests of some of the Todd fans in attendance let me know they had been converted to being new Todd fans because of Sunday night. I'm still trying to figure out if this whole thing was a dream. If it was, I hope the dream goes on forever.
10/13/08 BIJOU THEATRE KNOXVILLE TN AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/5/2012
Track List:DISC ONE:LOVE IN ACTION. WALLS CAME DOWN. OPEN MY EYES. BLACK MARIA. LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. DISC TWO:TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:A good audience recording. Theatre venue. So acoustics are pretty nice. Doug Ford gives us a review of the show: “The Bijous is a nice theatre with great acoustics but unfortunately it is a place with permanent chairs so people had to sit through most of the show. I went to the balcony with CruiserMel and we got behind the rows that were full and proceeded to stand up through almost the entire show. It was a great spot for watching this fantastic group of musicians playing some great Todd tunes. It was a really good spot for watching Prairie bang on the drums and he was doing a terrific job at it as usual. During the encores we moved to the second row and then the first one and finally several of us stood up and approached the stage for the final encore. Although the theatre staff were camera nazis, they did not object to the standing up for the last song. I've seen this Arena show a few times and the band was as tight as they can get in my opinion. The addition of Kasim is great but that's not the only reason the show was so fantastic. The entire band was on fire and Todd's voice was in great shape the entire show. They didn't have many technical issues other than a couple of guitar string issues that were resolved rapidly. The stage was pretty big and they had plenty of room to move around and they took advantage of it. The keyboards face the drums and were on the right side of the stage if you're looking at it. When Kasim played guitar he would turn forward and walk closer to the crowd. Todd mixed it up with Foamy and his new black guitar. At one point in the show Todd started a little political talk and it got real quiet as he was thinking of something to add to his speech. CruiserMel proceeded to yell, "Todd for President" and the entire place could hear it including Todd. He looked up and said, "Do you want me to be miserable" and then said he wouldn't want that job right now and laughed.”
10/15/08 THE ORANGE PEEL ASHVILLE NC AUDIENCE 61:00/49:00
Date Added:8/3/2012
Track List:DISC ONE:LOVE IN ACTION. WALLS CAME DOWN. OPEN MY EYES. BLACK MARIA. LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. DISC TWO:TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Review by Chuck Wiggins: "Deb and I made the trek from Cincinnati to Asheville as a part of a long weekend in the Western North Carolina/East Tennessee region (a college reunion began the next day in Tennessee). It was well worth the trip to Asheville - the concert was exceptional. The band was extremely tight, and handled the few musical slips with a light-hearted attitude. "Arena" is made to be played live. As some others have mentioned, this seemed a bit like "Utopia-light" - the high energy interplay, insightful lyrics, and an overall thematic approach, without the lengthy jams and elaborate stage sets. (Don't get me wrong - I like the lengthy jams...). I wasn't sure how Kasim would fit into this configuration. And I can't say I was that aware of his specific role throughout most of the evening. But one of the evening's musical highlights was the edgy harmony he provided during the verses of "Panic". I definitely appreciated the addition of Rachel's female vocals into the live mix. Todd's lead lines were just a pleasure to watch and hear - we were only a couple of people back from the stage, and Todd came close to the audience for the solo bits. Another highlight for me was the Nazz tune "Open My Eyes". I haven't gone back to the Nazz-era recordings, so was not that familiar with this song. But I'm making it a point to obtain a copy - just loved the layered vocal chorus. We met up with Grady Moates and some friends of his for dinner prior to the show - had a great time rekindling our Toddstock friendship. The majority of people we met at the show were out-of-towners. We met folks who had flown from Ft. Lauderdale, driven in from Charleston, SC, and several other locations I can't recall. So I'm not sure how many were actually locals. I heard the Orange Peel holds about 900 (standing room), and I'd guess there were perhaps 400-500 in the audience. The sound was excellent, except that "Lunatic Fringe" was a bit distorted. But Grady pointed out that may have been intentional. If the band remains this tight during the upcoming European tour, folks in those cities are up for a real treat! Just a thoroughly enjoyable evening of music from one of the greatest ever."
11/7/08 THE PICTURE PLAYHOUSE EDINBURGH ENGLAND AUDIENCE ('THE OLD DOG') 106:00
Date Added:8/5/2015
Track List:DISC ONE:LOVE IN ACTION.THE WALLS CAME DOWN.BLACK MARIA.OPEN MY EYES.LUNATIC FRINGE.I SAW THE LIGHT.MAD.AFRAID.MERCENARY.GUN.COURAGE.WEAKNESS.STRIKE.PISSIN'.DISC TWO:TODAY.BARDO.MOUNTAINTOP.PANIC.MANUP.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Originally, what we had of this show was the audio dub from the awesome Fan Film by 'Stevedore'. But this one (from Megadrive Mike's vaults) is an actual audience audio recording. And it's fine in deed! Thank you Mike!
Taper : The Old Dog
Source : Edirol R09 master WAV, 24 bit, 48 kHz downsampled to 44.1 khz 16 bit
Mastering : Adobe Audition (mastering, BaldiePete)
Review by Gordon Lundie (Glasgow): "What a Night Straight in with Love in Action and from there on in a great night of energy freshness and pure magic. There was a great turnout at the Picturehouse in Edinburgh on typical wet Scottish night. They played all the Arena songs along with past greats like Black Maria,I Saw The Light and finished with Just One Victory. After the first song one guy shouted out "Singring" which Todd replied "Theres a guy down here who is nuts and want us to do a 20 minute song plus special effects!" brilliant reply. Anyway thanks Todd and the Band for a great night of entertainment and affirmation that you are a true living rock legend."
11/15/08 TODD w/ETHEL TROMP FESTIVAL EINDHOVEN (NETHERLANDS) RADIO (COURTESY OF ISTVAN)
Date Added:5/21/2014
Track List:DUTCH 'MPS RADIO BEYOND SUCCESS' INTRO 1. ETHEL SAMPLER TUNE 1. RADIO INTRO 2.ETHEL SAMPLER TUNE 2. RADIO OUTRO.
DUTCH RADIO INTRODUCTION. TODD INTERVIEW.
THE SHOW: MOUNTAINTOP. CROWD/BANTER. SOUL BROTHER. CROWD/BANTER. AFRAID. CROWD/BANTER. COURAGE. CROWD/BANTER. MERCENARY. CROWD/BANTER.ETHEL INSTRUMENTAL OF FLAMINGO/ZEN ARCHER. CROWD/BANTER. WEAKNESS.CROWD/BANTER. BLACK MARIA. CROWD/BANTER. PRETENDING TO CARE. CROWD/BANTER. STRIKE. CROWD/BANTER. LORD CHANCELOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. APPLAUSE/RADIO OUTRO
TODD INTERVIEW.RADIO OUTRO w/ETHEL SAMPLER
Note:Most of us have this via a torrent years back that was actually proposed to be an audience recording. I thought it was too good to be true. But, this is the actual Eindhoven Radio Broadcast courtesy of Istvan. A great almost two hours of radio broadcast. Soundboard of the show. Steaming performances of the ARENA stuff from Todd (& 'Foamy') and the Ethel quintet (plus drummer). Reminds us that Ethel can rock. Brilliant instrumental from Ethel on Flamingo and Zen Archer! A gorgeous and emotional version of Pretending To Care.Los of Audience participation with Strike. And Lord Chancelor's Nightmare Song is much slower and lower.Thank you Istvan.~ Warren
11/16/08 HARMONIE ENDENICH BONN GERMANY AUDIENCE 99:00
Date Added:6/3/2015
Track List:LOVE IN ACTION. THE WALLS CAME DOWN. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:I didn't even know this excellent audience recording was 'out there', until just now, thanks to my friends 'heads up'! And then my buddy Istvan shared his copy of the great fan filmed video with me. Listening and watching both, put this at the top of my favorite 2008 'ARENA' shows. PERIOD. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
11/23/08 THE FORUM LONDON ENGLAND AUDIENCE (KEVIN LEWIS) 1:14/38:16
Date Added:5/30/2015
Track List:DISC ONE (ONE TRACK):LOVE IN ACTION (DESTORTED BEGINNING). THE WALLS CAME DOWN. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. LUNATIC FRINGE .I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID .MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN.TODAY (PARTIAL).DISC TWO (ONE TRACK):TODAY (COMPLETE). BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This and a couple of other shows (from 2011) just sent to me by my new 'Toddfriend' from 'across the pond' (in the UK). Kevin Lewis. He did a very nice audience recording. BTW, this is just two big tracks.The begining ("Love In Action") starts out distorted for a few seconds...but levels off nicely. Not to worry, for this recording and performance are ENERGIZED! AND VERY GOOD. I don't have any recordings of the 'ARENA' 2008 Shows from Europe (except 2008-11-07 Edinburgh Playhouse, Which is a audio dub from a Fan Film. Not great). So this is special. And Todd always puts on a performance, when he's at the Forum. Most the audience recordings over the years of any artist come out pretty good from there. So the Venues acoustics must be supreme?! The recording is an 'as is', so it's captured just as performed. I can't pick out any one favorite song (I like 'em all). So here's a review from the TRConnection 'Concert Tour and Info' page. He mentions Todd's 'voice strain', but I don't hear it.
N.D. Michaelson Review: “The same set as the previous night but a better performance as they were a little quieter which both improved the overall sound quality and also seemed to enable them to hear each other better. 'Courage' and 'Drive' in particular benefitted as a result. However, it is apparent that Todd's voice is showing the strain -- hopefully only temporally and as a consequence of the series of shows in a short period of time. On the introduction to 'Hawking' he really crashed and burned but had the grace, sense and humour (in fact couldn't stop his own laughter) to start again and following some water, throat clearing (some might say hacking in fact) and banter with the audience, nailed it second time around. Interestingly his inter-song patter was not the same as the night before. Top marks again for the effort and energy of the performance. Sadly I can't get to his show this coming Saturday at Ronnie Scott's as he told us they will be doing two sets of different material: one blues and one bossa nova. I take this to mean '...Johnson' and 'With a twist' respectively of which I'd much favour the latter as I find the '...Johnson' stuff some of his least engaging. Still, it's been a treat and here's hoping he's back again soon.”
12/17/08 THE BIRCHMERE ALEXANDRIA VA AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/3/2012
Track List:LOVE IN ACTION. WALLS CAME DOWN. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Review by Dave Anderson~ "I will keep this relatively short. If you have any doubts about seeing the Arena tour, let me try and settle them for you. The show was an all out guitar assault and I mean that in the very best sense. This is "smart" rock 'n roll. Riffs and hook filled choruses that appear on the surface to be so simple, but underlying the music are interesting chord progressions, runs, and rhythms that make you want to listen again and again. "Fist in the air" chunky rock with something meaningful in the middle. On both ends of this new rock guitar glory, you have some familiar favorites "Love In Action", "Open My Eyes", " I Saw The Light", "Couldn't I Just Tell You", and the Utopian National Anthem "Just One Victory", I know it's from a Todd album, but I always associate it with them. He also threw in a couple of favorite covers, "The Walls Came Down", and Red Ryder's "Lunatic Fringe". In a nutshell, AWESOME SHOW, what more could you ask for!!! Ok, ok, Hermit of Mink Hollow from start to finish, not gonna happen, but we can always dream...
12/27/08 THE BLENDER THEATER NEW YORK NY AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:3/26/2013
Track List:LOVE IN ACTION.THE WALLS CAME DOWN.BLACK MARIA.OPEN MY EYES.LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT.MAD.AFRAID.MERCENARY.GUN.COURAGE.WEAKNESS. PISSIN.TODAY.BARDO.STRIKE.MOUNTAINTOP.PANIC.MANUP.ENCORE NOISES.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:The Taper says, “Unbelievably loud concert performance promoting Todd's 2008 release, Arena, his last release of "new" compositions until the soon to arrive State. Given the extreme volume, the recording came out very well. Don't expect a quiet, polite crowd, either. There was no seating in the theater, and a rowdy, well lubricated crowd was in attendance. The "Todd!!!!!!" and "Kasim!!!!!!!" shouting is here for all to hear. That being said, the music easily drowns the crowd out when it's being played, and it all is quite listenable. Todd was in fine voice, and the band was tight.” Please support Todd by purchasing any and all commercial releases he puts out, especially the upcoming release in April, 2013.
12/31/08 PAINTED BRIDE ARTS CENTER PHILADELPHIA 'NEW YEARS EVE PARTY' AUDIENCE MIKE MOSNER
Date Added:8/5/2012
Track List:DISC ONE: LOVE IN ACTION. WALLS CAME DOWN. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. DISC TWO: WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. BLACK & WHITE. AULD LANG SYE-TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. HELLO IT'S ME. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Incredible audience recording...close to a soundboard as you get. And thank you Mike Mosner! Pretty fun document for us Toddheads to end 2008 with a toast. Todd is definetly feeling his champagne here...well, you know what I mean...~ Warren

Date Title Source Time
4/3/09 VARIETY PLAYHOUSE ATLANTA GA AUDIENCE (AUDIO DUBS FROM AUDIENCE VIDEO WARREN) N/A
Date Added:8/8/2012
Track List:(CUTS IN) LOVE IN ACTION. BLACK AND WHITE. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. TODAY. BARDO. MOUTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Decent audio. Very much listenable. The audio is dubbed from very good audience fan film by our favorite Atlanta 'Fan Filmer'- EllensEyes05 (their YouTube moniker). This dub came out with vocals pretty much in the 'back' and some distortion here and there. There's attempts to remove much of that, and the tunes do fade in and fade out in many of them. But call me selfish, I just wanted this in the collection if just for posterity. 'Cause I'm an Atlanta boy. I do wish somebody had caught this in it's entirety by audio equipment, for I was attended this show. And the band had fun. They rollicked and rolled with ARENA~ Warren
4/10/09 LIFESTYLE COMMUNITIES PAVILION COLUMBUS OH AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/5/2012
Track List:DISC ONE:LOVE IN ACTION. BLACK AND WHITE. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. TRAPPED. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. DISC TWO:TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Deb Smith-Stokes Review: What can I say! After seeing this tour 3 times now I have to say this was absolutely the best performance so far! The band was tight, vocals were spot on especially Todd's vocals. His voice is holding up very well for this leg of the "Arena" tour and we were the 12th stop so this is great news for those still to see this show! There was not a single technical glitch, no broken strings, nothing! Top notch professional show from start to finish. I am very happy that they have dropped the cover tunes and the whole show is now Todd/Utopia songs, but the confirmation for me on this change was the reaction from the rest of the audience as even the most casual fans knew more songs to sing along to this time around, it's working well! Set list was consistent with earlier 2009 shows, standouts for me were "Bardo" [Todd's soloing on this is mesmerizing] and "Just One Victory" which takes me back to times when this was always the closer and we knew to let out that last holler you had in ya! Get to this show, the band is in top form, it does not get better than this!
4/21/09 SHOWCASE LIVE PATRIOT PLACE FOXBORO MA AUDIENCE (COURTESY OF MEGADRIVE MIKE) N/A
Date Added:9/5/2012
Track List:CD 1: LOVE IN ACTION. BLACK & WHITE. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. TRAPPED. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. CD 2: STRIKE. PISSIN. TODAY. BARDO. MOUTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:An awsome audience recording of this ARENA show. Thanks to buddy Mike (Megadrive) for the find for us! And a thanks to the taper Favre4 wherever you are!
4/24/09 PARK WEST CHICAGO IL (NUTOPIA & AWATS SETS) AUDIO TRANSFER FROM VIDEO WEBCAST 45:52/71:06
Date Added:7/8/2013
Track List:‘NUTOPIA' SET: INTRO. ROAD TO UTOPIA. LIBERTINE. ABANDON CITY. BACK ON THE STREET. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TRAPPED. THE IKON. CARAVAN. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. ‘AWATS’ SET: INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. TIC TIC TIC, IT WEARS OFF. YOU NEED YOUR HEAD. ROCK & ROLL PUSSY. DOGFIGHT GIGGLE. YOU DON'T HAVE TO CAMP AROUND. FLAMINGO. ZEN ARCHER. JUST ANOTHER ONIONHEAD/ DA DA DALI. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. DOES ANYBODY LOVE YOU. I'M SO PROUD /OOH BABY/ LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU. COOL JERK. HUNGRY FOR LOVE. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. IS IT MY NAME. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/ SUNSET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. CROWD & BAND INTROS. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:I don’t know why I haven’t added this entry until now. Big error on my part. It’s a tremendous quality soundboard historic recording. Webcast Audio dub recording of the 'NuTopia' & AWATS sets 2009 at The Park West in Chicago. As with the other webcasts, this is just plain ESSENTIAL to have in your collection if you don’t. A theatrical & musical masterpiece. And this one includes the opening Utopia set (TR - guitar, vocals. Roger Powell - keyboards, vocals. Kasim Sultan - bass, vocals. Prairie Prince - drums, vocals). I love Prairie, but I don’t know what it is here, it just seems the drums are a little off quilter for the Utopia set. Really miss Willie here. The opening number ('Road To Utopia') has some balance flaws - as it seems the recorders were working out some flaws. But still sounds tremendous. I tell ya, these pro recordings/webcasts/USB soundboards are just an incredible things to have in a collection. (Nutopia/AWATS, Todd/Healing and Johnson). Life is good today~ Warren
6/13/09 NORWEGIAN WOOD FESTIVAL FROGNERBADET OSLO NORWAY SOUNDBOARD FROM JEFF GAUSS (WEAVIL) COLLECTION 78:00
Date Added:8/8/2012
Track List:FALSE START. LOVE IN ACTION. BLACK MARIA. I SAW THE LIGHT. ARENA INTRO. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. TODAY. BARDO. PANIC. MANUP. BAND INTROS. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.
Note:You want a soundboard of a 2009 'ARENA' show? Well...THIS is it. Thanks to my partner Jeff. Incredible & ESSENTIAL~ Warren
6/13/09 NORWEGIAN WOOD FESTIVAL FROGNERBADET OSLO NORWAY AUDIENCE 77:52
Date Added:8/8/2012
Track List:LOVE IN ACTION. BLACK MARIA. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. TODAY. BARDO. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.
Note:A very good audience recording as opposed to the Soundboard source of the same show entered above.
7/1/09 THE TRALF BUFFALO NY AUDIENCE (TAPER: JOHN MARKI) 78:00
Date Added:2/27/2014
Track List:LOVE IN ACTION.BLACK AND WHITE.BANTER.BLACK MARIA.BANTER.OPEN MY EYES.TRAPPED.BANTER.I SAW THE LIGHT.BANTER.MAD.AFRAID.BANTER.MERCENARY.GUN.COURAGE.BANTER.WEAKNESS.BANTER.STRIKE.PISSIN'.TODAY.BARDO.MOUNTAINTOP.PANIC.MAN UP.BAND INTROS.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This is very good audience recording of probably the last ARENA show that we'll have in the collection here. We just received this 2009 show, and it now being 2014... this listen takes us back a step. For he had just started the AWATS tour a month or so afterwards. Each ARENA performance got better as the last. The band always seemed to be having a good time. Rocking and full of smiles. They are tight here, and the epitome of a class act. Early in this show, you can hear some shouts from the audience, for oldies. Of course die hard fans know not to do that. But as the new Arena stuff grew on, the requests shut up. This is tape little 'boomy' on the bass side...I'm hesitant to even mention that...Anybody that saw this tour, knows that Rachel was a powerful addition on bass. But the rest (especially vocals) of this taping is almost soundboard quality. Thank you John Marki wherever you are ~ Warren
9/6/09 'A WIZARD A TRUE STAR' AKRON CIVIC THEATRE OH SOUNDBOARD USB STICK N/A
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. TIC TIC TIC, IT WEARS OFF. YOU NEED YOUR HEAD. ROCK & ROLL PUSSY. DOGFIGHT GIGGLE. YOU DON'T HAVE TO CAMP AROUND. FLAMINGO. ZEN ARCHER. JUST ANOTHER ONIONHEAD/ DA DA DALI. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. DOES ANYBODY LOVE YOU. I'M SO PROUD /OOH BABY/ LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU. COOL JERK. HUNGRY FOR LOVE. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. IS IT MY NAME. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/ SUNSET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. CROWD & BAND INTROS. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:My after show USB stick of MP3 Soundboard. This is for listing purposes only.~ Warren
9/7/09 'A WIZARD A TRUE STAR' AKRON CIVIC THEATRE OH (RundgrenRadio.com 2nd Anniversary Party Night) AUDIENCE JON BABCOCK 76:51
Date Added:8/5/2012
Track List:INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. TIC TIC TIC IT WEARS OFF. YOU NEED YOUR HEAD. ROCK & ROLL PUSSY. DOGFIGHT GIGGLE. YOU DON'T HAVE TO CAMP AROUND (FALSE START). YOU DON'T HAVE TO CAMP AROUND. FLAMINGO. ZEN ARCHER. JUST ANOTHER ONIONHEAD ~ DA DA DALI. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW. DOES ANYBODY LOVE YOU. SOUL MEDLEY. HUNGRY FOR LOVE. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. IS IT MY NAME. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN ~ SUNSET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. ENCORE APPLAUSE. BAND INTRO. JUST ONE VICTORY.CROWD.
Note:Jonathon Babcock says, "No edits here. This was taped from the first row in the center of the Mezzanine, which is still a little too far from the PA. The place has a bit of a boomy sound, so turn the knobs until it sounds good. Had "mister huge clapper" next to me but placed the mics way over the lip of the balcony with the caps pointing at each stack. Nice tape, but would have been better if the Mezzanine were closer to the PA. Enjoy! Total time 76:51. The band Todd: guitar, songs & stuff Jesse Gress: guitars & backing vocals Kasim Sulton: bass, vocals Roger Powell: keyboards & backing vocals Greg Hawkes: keyboards & backing vocals Bobby Strickland: saxophones, keyboards & backing vocals Prairie Prince: drums”
9/15/09 STATE THEATRE MINNEAPOLIS MN (NUTOPIA & AWATS SETS) AUDIENCE BY 'PERK' 45:52/71:06
Date Added:9/16/2012
Track List:‘NUTOPIA' SET: INTRO. ROAD TO UTOPIA. LIBERTINE. ABANDON CITY. BACK ON THE STREET. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TRAPPED. THE IKON. CARAVAN. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. ‘AWATS’ SET: INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. TIC TIC TIC, IT WEARS OFF. YOU NEED YOUR HEAD. ROCK & ROLL PUSSY. DOGFIGHT GIGGLE. YOU DON'T HAVE TO CAMP AROUND. FLAMINGO. ZEN ARCHER. JUST ANOTHER ONIONHEAD/ DA DA DALI. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. DOES ANYBODY LOVE YOU. I'M SO PROUD /OOH BABY/ LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU. COOL JERK. HUNGRY FOR LOVE. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. IS IT MY NAME. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/ SUNSET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. CROWD & BAND INTROS. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Superb Audience recording of the 'NuTopia' & AWATS sets. Says fan Michael Gacek, "From the opening to the closing, Todd, Kasim, Jesse, Greg, Roger, Prairie and Bobby put out all they have for us in Minneapolis! ALL was great: lights, sound & show. You guys play like no tomorrow. It is such a pleasure to witness such musicianship." Nice to have that NuTopia set as well!(TR - guitar, vocals. Roger Powell - keyboards, vocals. Kasim Sultan - bass, vocals. Prairie Prince - drums, vocals) as well.~ Warren
10/23/09 'THE LAST CALL' PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM -TODD RUNDGREN, DARYL HALL, AND JOHN OATES PLUS... AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:DISC 1:INTRO.LOVE IN ACTION.LOVE IN ACTION (CONT'D).BLACK MARIA.I SAW THE LIGHT.MAD.AFRAID.GUN.STRIKE.WEAKNESS.OPEN MY EYES.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.DISC 2:INTRO BACON BROTHERS/HALL & OATES.MANEATER.OUT OF TOUCH.SAY IT ISN'T SO.LAS VEGAS TURNAROUND.SHE'S GONE.SARA SMILE.I CAN'T GO FOR THAT.RICH GIRL.YOU MAKE MY DREAMS.DISC 3:TR, HALL & OATES, SOUL SURVIVORS & THE HOOTERS:EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR HEART (SOUL SURVIVORS COVER).BACK STABBERS (O'JAYS COVER).DIDN'T I BLOW YOUR MIND (DELFONICS COVER).LOVE TRAIN (O'JAYS COVER).DISCO INFERNO (TRAMMPS COVER).OUTRO.
Note:Very good audience recording of the final show before the Spectrum closed for eternity. Lots of stars in the sky this night. ESSENTIAL.~ Warren
12/1/09 "TR'S JOHNSON" & "A WIZARD A TRUE STAR" PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATER SAN FRANCISCO AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:JOHNSON SET:INTRODUCTION.DUST MY BROOM.STOP BREAKIN' DOWN.WALKIN' BLUES.LOVE IN VAIN (FALSE START).LOVE IN VAIN.SWEET HOME CHICAGO.RED HOT. KITCHEN.HELLHOUND.RIVERSIDE (FALSE START).RIVERSIDE.CROSSROADS. AWATS SET:INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. TIC TIC TIC, IT WEARS OFF. YOU NEED YOUR HEAD. ROCK & ROLL PUSSY. YOU DON'T HAVE TO CAMP AROUND. FLAMINGO. ZEN ARCHER. JUST ANOTHER ONIONHEAD/DA DA DALI.WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL.DOES ANYBODY LOVE YOU. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU. COOL JERK. HUNGRY FOR LOVE. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. IS IT MY NAME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Two shows. Four CDs.Very good audience of this magnificent combination of performances!~ Warren
12/2/09 'TODD’S JOHNSON & AWATS' CREST THEATER SACRAMENTO CA AUDIENCE RECORDED BY J. HANAVAN
Date Added:7/3/2017
Track List:TODD RUNDGREN'S JOHNSON:DUST MY BROOM.STOP BREAKIN' DOWN.WALKIN' BLUES.LOVE IN VAIN.SWEET HOME CHICAGO.THEY'RE RED HOT.COME ON IN MY KITCHEN (FALSE START).COME ON IN MY KITCHEN.HELLHOUNDS ON MY TRAIL.TRAVELING RIVERSIDE BLUES.CROSSROADS.A WIZARD A TRUE STAR:INTERNATIONAL FEEL.NEVER NEVER LAND.TIC TIC TIC IT WEARS OFF.YOU NEED YOUR HEAD.ROCK & ROLL PUSSY.DOGFIGHT GIGGLE.YOU DON'T HAVE TO CAMP AROUND.FLAMINGO. ZEN ARCHER.JUST ANOTHER ONIONHEAD.DADA DALI.SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL.DOES ANYBODY LOVE YOU.I'M SO PROUD.OOH BABY BABY.LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU.COOL JERK.HUNGRY FOR LOVE.I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN.IS IT MY NAME.WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD.LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE.BAND INTRODUCTIONS.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:A Stunning audience recording by J. Hanavan! I thought it was a Soundboard until I was corrected by the info. sheet Hanavan supplied.
Here’s a great review on the TRC by Peter Chalverus,“Well the day started at 5:00 AM EST with the radio going on & what do I hear? Open My Eyes just kicking off. This is going to be a good day! Philly airport and no wait for other planes ahead of us, amazing. Get to SFO and get upgraded to a Cowboy Poop de Ville. Can this get any better? Oh Yeah. Arrive in Sacramento and decide to do a little recon walk to the theatre. Well it must be