|1974||THE HELLO PEOPLE - HANDSOME DEVILS||LP/VINYL (TRANSFER - JON RISEN)||40:04|
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 Jon Risen. Super 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)
|1974||THE 'banded' IKON (and other Toddities)||LPS, EP, STUDIO (TRANSFERS BY FRANK BUBNICK, JON RISEN, LARRY CLARK & RON NAPOLI)||75:17|
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 splender, cut into FM radio playable sections, each of which has a central theme of some sort chronologically thru 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
|1974||BEARSVILLE INTERVIEW PROMO LP WARNER BROS. #PRO 597||PROMO LP||15:03|
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|
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|
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||ABC IN CONCERT AQUARIUS THEATRE LOS ANGELES||AUDIO DUB FROM VIDEO||N/A|
Track List:HELLO IT'S ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Very good audio dub from the ABC In Concert Television Broadcast
|3/10/74||DON KIRSHNER'S ROCK CONCERT||AUDIO DUB FROM TV BROADCAST||N/A|
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.
Note:Pretty darn good dub from the Don Kirshners Rock Concert Show~ Warren
|3/15/74||GANNON COLLEGE ERIE PA||AUDIENCE DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN||45:00|
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 RAPIDS GRAND VALLEY DOME||AUDIENCE||72:11/72:13|
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. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN?. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE. CD TWO: SUNSET BLVD. THE LAST RIDE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IS IT MY NAME?. THE IKON (CUTS)
Note:This, to my ears, is superior (slightly) to the good sound of Detroit 11/13/73 (that is the first set of Todd performing to the soundtracks). The guitar playing is excellent, but you don't quite get the whole show. These shows are hurting as far as a lack of boards during this period go, but this is not bad. I got mine from Aronson, which I believe is the best surviving copy.~ Tony Rogers
|3/23/74||AKRON CIVIC CENTER OHIO - "A WIZARD/A UTOPIA STAR" BOOT||BOOT CD & ANOTHER AUDIENCE SOURCE TRANSFERRED BY WARREN||63:14/74:36|
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 sounding boot CD. If you need it, it is listenable and a keeper for us archivists. Yes, the 'boot' is pretty bad... However, we do have a decent audience recording of unknown taper/source (two cassettes) that I transferred to digital...It sounds pretty good to me!~ Warren
|4/2/74||KANSAS CITY MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM||AUDIENCE SOURCE||79:36|
Track List:BLACK MARIA. DONT YOU EVER LEARN?. EVERYBODYS GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE. SENSET BLVD. THE LAST RIDE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IS IT MY NAME?. THE IKON (CUTS)
Note:All evidence shows us that the correct date of this is 4/2/74. This is the overlooked (until now) and the much debated KC 74 which sounds comparable to the fall/winter '74 shows. Second set of the two set show. Ikon is letter perfect and played almost note for note identical to the album version. Was the eyeball album still being tinkered with or what?..and there are no vocals on the tune however. Todd announces they'd not done it before.. sound is pretty strong. Peformance instrumentally is stunning..this may be as tight as they ever got as the BIG UNIT. I feel its the best perfomed version of the Ikon (mistake 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
|4/14/74||ORPHEUM THEATER BOSTON||AUDIENCE SOURCE||67:51 / 73:13|
Track List:CD ONE: INTERNATIONAL FEEL. NEVER NEVER LAND. ZEN ARHCER. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGTMARE SONG. HELLO ITS ME. PISS AARON. HEAVY METAL KIDS. LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. CD 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. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. IS IT MY NAME?.
Note:This is an old show that was intially a very mono audience recording, and not really fab as far as sound goes... Wish I knew who to give credit to for a upgrade that we have now. 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 tapes. Short intermission after 'Heavy Metal Kids'. And then the 6 piece Utopia performs a long second set in all it's glory & light show. Set two is cut short here after 'Is It My Name' though...damn. That was always a problem in those old days...we'd run out of tape (cassette). However, THIS IS ESSENTIAL to all the old head collectors and Todd Rundgren's Utopia Historians. Very limited audience chatter. Almost a soundboard quality. A true 'Grail'! ~ Warren
|4/28/74||ELLIS AUDITORIUM MEMPHIS TN||2nd GEN AUDIENCE SOURCE (BABCOCK)||135:20|
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.BLACK MARIA.DON'T YOU EVER LEARN/EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE/TICTICTIC (TAPE FLIP).THE LAST RIDE.OPEN MY EYES.THE IKON PT1.THE IKON PT2 (INCL WGGYAW).SONS OF 1984.BAND INTRO (TAPE FLIP) ~ SLUT.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.TAPER 'INTERVIEWS' TR.
Note:Has showed up in bits and pieces in circulation. Thank you Jon Babcock for the 2nd Gen Audience source of the whole thing!~ Warren
|5/3/74||SANTA MONICA CIVIC CENTER||AUDIENCE (DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN. EQ & EDIT BY JOE FRANKS)||150:00|
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 (CUTS OUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER TRACK).
Note:This for the serious ToddHead only, I guess (and that would be me). I've transferred most of these obscure 70s audience cassettes to digital. And our friend Joe Franks has put a different tweek on this particular one. Very listenable recording it is. Joe took it from a mono recording to a sort of mono/stereo. Longer story shorter: It's very much worth the listen. We've all heard these sets in other shows, but this one has particular energy in the first solo set …and then the 'band’ is great if just for the full Ikon. The Los Angeles Area crowd goes wild for Todd. The taper yaps a little bit and introduces himself (John Rude?) during It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference & again during Don't You Ever Learn. But Piss Aaron is particularly good and the whole show is a priceless performance. Thanks Joe, for another tweek!~ Warren
|5/18/74||McFARLIN AUDITORIUM DALLAS TX||AUDIENCE||N/A|
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|
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). Really a cool show that includes Todd's birthday fireworks and a free form jam!
|7/5/74||SYRIA MOSQUE PITTSBURGH||AUDIENCE (DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN)||N/A|
Track List:UTOPIA THEME. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN/KING KONG REGGAE. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD (CUTS). OPEN MY EYES. THE IKON (CUTS)
Note:Not a very good audience recording, but listenable and very rare.
|7/13/74||ERIC CLAPTON MADISON SQUARE GARDEN||AUDIENCE||N/A|
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'.
|8/24/74||PINE KNOB PAVILION PINE KNOB MI||AUDIENCE (DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN)||N/A|
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 (end). IS IT MY NAME. DO YA. IKON EXCERPT).SLUT. SONS OF 1984
Note:Pretty poor audience recording but listenable & a keeper for us archivists
|8/31/74||ASHBURY CONVENTION CENTER ASHBURY NJ||AUDIENCE||48:00/35:00|
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 2 CDS-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 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,coverted 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|
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||AUDIENCE SOURCE 2 CDS||67:41/72:25|
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:Has surge problems throughout. Sound is bearable, but not the best for sure. This is the best copy I know of out there.~ Tony
|10/29/74||HILL AUDITORIUM ANN ARBOR MI (UPGRADE)||AUDIENCE (DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN. RE-MASTER BY JOE FRANKS)||158:00|
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|
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|
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
|11/9/74||THE AMBASSADOR ST. LOUIS MO||SOUNDBOARD SOURCE||72:49|
Track List: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'). 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! Essential