Saturday, May 1, 2010
Magic Band-Liquid Room-Edinburgh (January 24, 2004)
The Magic Band
January 24, 2004
Disc : 1/2
Track : 1 Diddy Wah Diddy: 3:25
Track : 2 The Smithsonian Institute Blues: 3:22
Track : 3 Circumstances: 3:38
Track : 4 Nowadays a Woman's Gotta Hit a Man: 4:45
Track : 5 Hair Pie; Bass Bake: 2:01
Track : 6 On Tomorrow: 3:18
Track : 7 Drumbo solo / Steal Softly Thru Snow: 3:19
Track : 8 Drumbo Solo / Abba Zaba: 5:34
Track : 9 Alice In Blunderland: 3:24
Track : 10 Track 10: 3:33
Track : 11 Hair Pie: Bake 2: 3:16
Track : 12 Evening Bell: 2:11
Total time 41:51
Disc : 2/2
Track : 1 Electricity: 7:50
Track : 2 The Floppy Boot Song: 4:24
Track : 3 Mirror Man: 7:05
Track : 4 track 4: 2:34
Track : 5 Sun Zoom Spark: 2:56
Track : 6 track 6: 4:37
Track : 7 When It Blows It Stacks: 4:14
Track : 8 Moonlight On Vermont: 5:44
Track : 9 Big Eyed Beans From Venus: 5:25
Total time 44:52
Drums / vocals - John 'Drumbo' French
Guitar - Gary Lucas
Guitar - Denny 'Feelers Reebo' Walley
Bass - Mar 'Rockette Morton' Boston
Drums - Michael Taylor
I recorded this during the Magic Band's brief UK tour of 2004 as the Magic Band without Don Van Vliet.
I have to say I am no great fan of Beefheart, I was there to see Fire Engines who had reformed after 22 years specifically to play support at this gig,
Captain Beefheart being a major influence on their sound.
I have to say though I was pleasantly surprised with the Magic Band, it was an excelleent performance and as you will hear Drumbo say "this is only our 5th
time playing together and this is definitely the best so far..." I'll let you judge for yourself, hear the sample for the sound quality.
Haven't seen any other uploads of this show and I haven't previously circulated this, it may be a first?
A friend did the track list for me but I'm missing 3 titles, so any help would be most appreciated.