|1979||PATTI SMITH GROUP 'WAVE'||TRANSFER BY JEFF GAUSS (WEAVIL)||45:00|
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||‘TODD RUNDGREN 1979’ BOOT||BOOT CD (UNNOWN LABEL CREDIT/NO BOOT NUMBER)||N/A|
Track List:4/9/79 UTOPIA - NAKANO SUN PLAZA TOKYO JAPAN FM (FULL SHOW RELEASED LATER CROWN ARCHIVE SERIES VOL. 2 LC6448)
DISC ONE:LOVE IN ACTION.ABANDONED CITY.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.SHOT IN THE DARK.THE DEATH OF ROCK 'N' ROLL.THE VERB TO LOVE.BLACK MARIA.HELLO IT'S ME.TRAPPED.CAN YOU STILL BE FRIENDS.DISC TWO:HIROSHIMA.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.EASTERN INTRIGUE.INITIATION.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
1/20/88 UTOPIA - TOKYO KOSEINENKIN HALL TOKYO:
CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.DRIVE.ONE WORLD.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:This rare Boot just in from Rob ‘Lockjaw’ Lavangie. And thank you Rob for this great quality Boot!~ Warren. Of course we have these Shows listed here in other entries. But fun to have.
"Good Sound source from Japanese FM program "Golden Live Stage" in Tokyo, April 1979 (approx. 90 min), but not master quality (perhaps 3rd or more generation). Also included extra live tracks in Tokyo broadcasted FM in Jan 1988 in excellent quality. This set was released in late Sept 1995 made in Japan, maybe.”
|1979||RICK DERRINGER- GUITARS AND WOMEN||ROGER STEEL-CD||47:57|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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.
|4/27/79||UTOPIA OLD WALDORF SAN FRANCISCO CA (SOUNDCHECK)||AUDIENCE SOUNDCHECK (REMASTER BY PAUL RUSSO)||31:22|
Track List:LOVE IN ACTION.THE IKON (EXCERPT).ROCK LOVE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.GANGRENE.
Note:This is just incredible and so very rare. It is the Soundcheck before the famous KSAN FM Broadcast.The sound quality (Edited by Paul Russo) is like you’re sitting right in front of the Band. Also unique in the fact that a couple of these performances are extended (‘Love In Action’ 6:50, ‘Rock Love’ 11:01 and ‘Love of The Common Man’ 5:50), but ‘The Ikon’ is short only 4:01. Thanks to Gil Ireland-Ashley for making this available.
|7/11/79||NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PARK||ANALOG AUDIE||49:57/39:16|
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
|7/14/79||UTOPIA BELMONT RACEWAY ELMONT (LONG ISLAND) NY||WLIR-FM (NOT SOUNDBOARD BUT 'STATION ON LOCATION') RECORDED WITH STATION'S MICROPHONES IN DESIGNATED AREAS THROUGHOUT STAGE AREA||45:00/34:00|
Track List:DISC ONE:TRAPPED. BACK ON THE STREET. ABANDON CITY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. SHOT IN THE DARK. THE IKON/THE SEVEN RAYS. LOVE ALONE. DISC TWO:GANGRENE. BLACK MARIA. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. LOVE IN ACTION. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.ROCK LOVE.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Roger's screaming keys will take you on a trip, Kaz kicks out some incredible Bass (& lead Guitar), with great improvisational licks, and beautiful vocals, Todd's chops are right on, as are his ever magnificent vocals and Willie kicks ass and keeps it all together. Yes they used open air microphones so there is a lot of crowd noise, and witnesses account that there was A LOT of acid floating around ("Anybody out here still do acid?", Todd asks). There is a pretty rough version of this in circulation. But this a somebody's excellent cassette here in the Archives. I had to do a lot of editing to amplitude (db) levels.'Love is The Answer' has some sort of hiss that I couldn't rid. I guess it just 'is what it is'. But I really enjoy this (not as great as Landmark, of course)! Especially an awsome Medley of 'The Ikon' and 'The Seven Rays'!~ Warren.
|8/4/79||KNEBWORTH FESTIVAL ENGLAND||AUDIENCE(GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY)||44:54/45:25|
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|
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
|9/11/79||UTOPIA & ALLSTARS US TV 'JERRY LEWIS MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY TELETHON' THE SUPERDANCE CONVENTION CENTER LAS VEGAS NV||AUDIO FROM PRO-VIDEO||15:45|
Track List:LAST OF NEW WAVE RIDERS.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.MONEY. JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH.
Note:Some new Pro-grade video from YouTube by MDA ('Love Is The Answer') has been posted recently, and encouraged me to pull out my old videos of this Telethon. I was also encouraged to 'pull the audio off' each video, and do some editing and enhancement...and replace the soundtrack on each of these. I very pleased with my results. Here my enhanced audio tracks. 'Last of The New Wave Riders', and the All Star Jam of 'Money' and 'Jumping Jack Flash' are my old videos from VHS (But sound wonderful now).
All Utopia here. The All Star Jam ('Money' & 'Jumping Jack Flash'); Musicians are: Utopia (main bnd & voc), Bill Wyman (bass)/Ringo Starr (dr)/Kiki Dee (bvoc) /Dave Mason (gtr, voc)/Doug Kershaw (fiddle)/Joanne ?(bvoc)/John Harris (keyb) ~ Warren
|9/21/79||OKLAHOMA ZOO AMPHITHEATRE, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK||AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER||74:00|
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|
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|
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
|10/31/79||‘HALLOWEEN ’79’ UTOPIA CAPITOL THEATER PASSIC NJ||(SOURCE TWO) WNEW 102.7 FM - NEW YORK ('KINGRUE' TRADERS DEN)||101:00|
|Track List:WNEW INTRODUCTION.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.THE ROAD TO UTOPIA.LOVE ALONE.GANGRENE.ROCK LOVE.BANTER.BLACK MARIA.THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.LOVE IN ACTION.
COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.ENCORE CROWD.ANYWAY, ANYHOW, ANYWHERE.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.JUST ONE VICTORY/ANNOUNCER.
Note:This so much better than my copy on the Evening of the Show (WNEW Broadcast on 96Rock FM Atlanta). And complete as opposed to my Announcer edits and 'Just One Victory' fades out on mine (Cause for our local Station ID). Mine has a little too much Bass and Todd's Black Fender Mustang is not as evident as is here.This one Rocks! Thank you 'Kingrue' whoever and wherever you are.~ Warren
|11/14/79||WESTCHESTER THEATRE TARRYTOWN NY||FM BROADCAST (WCOZ BOSTON)||78:06|
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.
|11/14/79||THE WESTCHESTER THEATRE TARRYTOWN NY||(SOURCE TWO) FM BROADCAST WCOZ 94.5 FM BOSTON||40:00/37:00|
Track List:DISC ONE:ANNOUNCER/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. ROAD TO UTOPIA. DISC TWO: WCOZ ROCK 94.5 AD/GANGRENE. ROCK LOVE. DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL. LOVE IN ACTION. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. WCOZ BOSTON STATION ID. ANYWAY, ANYHOW, ANYWHERE. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY. CLOSING ANNOUNCER & CREDITS.
Note:Same comments as Source One, but as mentioned this is the complete show of WCOZ FM Boston The Source 'First Concert of The Decade’. "Of course this is a masterpiece, and 'must have' from one of the coolest tours ever. Pre- Adventures stuff. Great line up." ESSENTIAL~ Tony
|11/14/79||THE WESTCHESTER THEATRE TARRYTOWN NY||(SOURCE THREE) NBC ‘THE SOURCE’ FM BROADCAST DIGITAL XFER FROM NBC’S VINYL BY ISTVAN||77:00|
Track List:ANNOUNCER.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. 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. CLOSING ANNOUNCER & CREDITS.
Note:The original origin/'manuscript'/audio (NBC ‘The Source’ #AD 1980-0101) of the complete show of 'First Concert of The Decade’. Very good, of course, and with less Station ID as the WCOZ Boston Broadcast.Thank you Istvan! As crazy as it may seem; WCOZ Broadcast is bit better phonics. So if you’re trying to figure out which ONE of these many sources (though all ESSENTIAL) you would want; it would be that one. ~ Warren
|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|
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
|12/29/79||UTOPIA PRE-SHOW INTERVIEW GRANADA THEATRE CHICAGO IL||WXRT FM CHICAGO||18:15|
Track List:UTOPIA PRE-SHOW INTERVIEW
Note:Talks about 'Roadie', Tom Robinson, Patti Smith and how the Band records now (no super digital and simple simple takes). Todd talks about their dedicated Fan Base. The Band talks about the yet released but ready 'Adventures In Utopia'. Again the Interview wants to talk to Todd and his Productions and his eclectic recording. But the talk does go to the Band, and allot of fun stuff about 'Disco Jets'. Then each member gets a chance to talk about their projects. Near the Interview’s ending they talk about Rick Derringer (his equipment was stolen).
|12/31/79||'NEW YEARS' UTOPIA THE COLISEUM RIDGEFIELD OH||WMMS-FM CLEVELAND||83:00|
Track List:WMMS ANNOUNCER-LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.BACK ON THE STREET.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CARAVAN.96 TEARS.TRAPPED.SHOT IN THE DARK.ROAD TO UTOPIA.LOVE ALONE.GANGRENE.ROCK LOVE.BLACK MARIA (NO LOWS).DEATH OF ROCK & ROLL.LOVE IN ACTION.COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU ANYWAY ANYHOW ANYWHERE.LOVE IS THE ANSWER (SKIPS 3 PLACES).COUNT DOWN-HAPPY NEW YEAR.JUST ONE VICTORY-WMMS ANNOUNCER.
Note:We have two age old cassettes of this. They suffer muchly. One even reads: 'Sh.t Copy' on the Track Label. And they both are horrid. The Announcers parts are just fine, so it leads me to believe that it was WMMS FM's Broadcast error and not the Recorder. Every tune had a different problem: Either hardly any amplitude at all, or no lows/bass or minute complete drops in sound.
Having said all that, I thought it had some sort of promise. So we went to work on each track with a different edit. With hours of editing. I cannot believe how well it turned out. I'm proud to say the least. A couple of Tracks were unmanageable and left out: 'The Last Ride' (which would've been 8th Track) and The lengthy 'Encore Applause' (after 'Couldn't I Just Tell You') and the Applause before 'Just one Victory. In fact the Applause is out of sorts in a few places, so omitted. I left Track 13 'Black Maria' (rough) here for some reason, but you can get an idea of how bad the phonics were on this tape.
But the Band kicked ass here and so does the finished show~ Warren