Todd Rundgren/UTOPIA (and Related) Audio Rarities On CD-R--- v01.2018

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Greetings Audio Toddheads! Warren H.(Atlanta, GA. USA) here. Tony Rogers and I have transferred his entire audio collection over to my home in 2009. Me - having been a long time friend, and somewhat of his ‘collaborator’ collector/enthusiast over all these decades; We (Tony & I) thought my circumstances (A 62 year old, single, IT specialist 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 get to curate this ‘museum’. And I plan to share openly, just as Tony did all these decades. 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 the Historic Show at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre on November 8 1973. So I know 'enough' :).
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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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

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