|1/20/88||TOKYO KOSEINENKIN HALL TOKYO||FROM GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY TRANSFER||41:31|
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 BERKELEY FANTASY STUDIOS||STUDIO LEAK RECORDING||54:12/31:02|
Track List:CD ONE: 2 TRACKS (INCL THE MOOD ALTERED TAKE). CD TWO: POST SESSION RAP W/ VINCE WELNICK!
Note: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 Todds rap throughout. Although his company occassionaly 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.~ Tony. This has made it's way out into the web world, so please be descreet when passing it around. Open sharing may bite one in the ass, if you know what I mean.~ Warren