The Guess Who - St Louis USA 1974.
This concert performed at The Ambassador Theatre, in St Louis, MO, on the 6th May 1974 was one of the last show before guitarists Kurt Winter and Donnie McDougall left the group and is considered by a good number of fans as the overall best line up.
Broadcast live on FM by radio station KSHE (the source of this recording), the concert is both fascinating and a testimony to the band getting on with the job when the bass amp fails and a probable electrical outage left the band with no option early on but to do a couple of unplanned acoustic numbers "Artificial Flowers" and "Sour Suite" both of which actually add to the gig and are well received by the audience.
The concert performance is superb and just builds and builds after the early technical problems, the only downside is the radio presenters need to fill any natural gaps with inane commentary. I have no idea of what format KSHE operated at the time of this concert (by the fear of silence it may have been top 40?) however amusingly for me the DJ's compulsive need on a few occasions to 'say something' actually gives this gig a more historical nature now. Oh whatever! the DJ is at best a mild irritant and the concert remains a gem.
Source: FM Broadcast.
Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@320kbps.
Genre: Rock, blues rock, folk rock, garage rock, hard rock.
Set: Full Set
01. Intro (radio announcer etc)
02. Bus Rider
03. New Mother Nature
04. Artificial Flowers
05. Sour Suite
08. Albert Flasher
09. Runnin' Back To Saskatoon
10. Glamour Boy
11. Self Pity
12. Clap For The Wolfman
13. These Eyes
14. Star Baby
16. Straighten Out
17. Bye Bye Babe
01. Medley: American Woman / Truckin' Off Across The Sky / No Sugar Tonight
02. Share The Land
03. No Time
04. (Applause and into) Orly
05. (KSHE comments again!) Leave It To Beaver Theme (Burton Cummings & Bill Wallace)
Band Line Up:
Website: Official HERE.
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