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Initial post: Jan 16, 2013 6:05:53 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 16, 2013 6:11:35 AM PST
Saw Leon Russell and Little Feat last night(1-15-13) at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester NY.Leon played a great set that included,Wild Horses ,Delta Lady,A Song For You,Back to the Island,and a medely of Kansas City,Paint it Black,Jumpin Jack Flash and Popa Was A Rolling Stone.His band was very good,but the lead guitar player was outstanding.Then Little Feat,who I really came to see go on stage.I saw them twice with lowell george in the seventies and once with Craig Fuller in the 80's, and those shows where,great,but last night they seemed to just be bored.No energy,little movement on stage,no interaction with the audience.Maybe its time to hang it up.I actually left the concert after they covered The Bands -THE WEIGHT, which was their best song.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 6:36:20 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 16, 2013 6:36:57 AM PST
vivazappa says:
I too saw two shows with Lowell...open for ELO...open for The Who!

I saw Feat do Columbus on NYE 2011/12 in a small place in Maryland. GREAT NIGHT!
But then again it was Columbus.
Fuller opened and Let It Roll was the encore.

When we came out of our hotel the next morning (where Feat was also staying) we talked with Bill Payne.
He was still buzzed ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 7:06:01 AM PST
B L T says:
I'm glad to hear Leon Russell is still doing great. I'd like to see him again.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 7:09:12 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 16, 2013 7:09:25 AM PST
vivazappa says:
Do it!

I saw Leon on one of the rare shows he did with ELTON and it was excellent.
I saw him a couple of years earlier at a small venue and he had a fun night.
One long great medley for about 75 minutes!

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 7:14:31 AM PST
Hinch says:
I'm a big Leon fan. I own quite a few of his older albums. I've never seen him live. Good to know he's still around.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 7:17:32 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 16, 2013 7:17:48 AM PST
vivazappa says:
See him soon...much like Johnny Winter he has to be escorted out and helped to get seated.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 8:27:40 AM PST
Stratocaster says:
One of the great regrets I will take to my grave is not taking the opportunity to see the Feat with Lowell George when I had the chance(along with not getting the opportunity to see Geneis with Peter as front man). Back then, the mindset was always just - oh well, there's always next year. Who knew that George would die so young!? Anyway, I kind of just lost interest in the band from that point on. I'm sure they still did some great music, but to me, it wouldv'e been akin seeing the Stones with Jagger gone. Or Cream with no Clapton. Or, try to imagine Yes without Jon Anderson (oh wait, they actually went ahead and did that, didn't they?).

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 9:24:37 AM PST
>>.....try to imagine Yes without Jon Anderson (oh wait, they actually went ahead and did that, didn't they?).<<

A couple of times.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 10:23:22 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 17, 2013 1:18:21 PM PST
Whattaya expect?
You saw 'em in PO Chester on a Tuesday night.
The original show got axed due to Sandy.

They were a blast in Tarrytown in June 2010.
Fred Tackett gave my 10-year old son (his first
real concert) a whole bunch of swag and Bill Payne
escorted him around the stage before their gig so
he could check out their equipment.
Real nice guys...

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 10:24:05 AM PST
K. Carter says:
I just saw that Yes actually has a NEW new lead singer (a replacement for their old new singer). As much as I love that band (and even "Drama"), sorry - it's just not Yes without Jon.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 10:27:24 AM PST
Dr. Mikey says:
I saw Little Feat last week. They are very talented musicians, but jam band music is not my favorite. Probably why I'm not a Deadhead. I do like Workingman's Dead and American Beauty, probably because they conform to conventional style more than improvisation. I'm sure verse-chorus-versus-chorus-middle eight-verse-chorus is boring to some, but I find elegance in the form. It worked pretty well for the Beatles. Little Feat did do "Willin'" of course. It's a 2:22 song they stretched out for about 10 minutes. Again, sometimes less is more. I also wish I could have seen Lowell George perform.

Here's a nice version of Willin' from the man himself. It's played in open G tuning. Dig the painter's overalls:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=RNqv85coyTw&feature=endscreen

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 10:42:06 AM PST
Saw Feat on New Years Eve on the WFC tour. They were brilliant with George. Jerry Jeff Walker opened up. He was drunk already. Ofcourse it was New Years eve like I said. Bonnie Raitt showed up for laughs. She knew Lowell for years as he has played slide on one of her albums. Obviously this was a long time ago, I wanna say 79. I would hesistate to see them after all these years.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 10:46:42 AM PST
Doc says:
I did have the pleasure of seeing Feat in the mid 70's at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston. It was awesome - as I recall they were backed by the Tower fo Power horn section. This was back in the day where it was not unusual for a band to do 2 shows in a night. We listened to the first show simulcast live on WBCN, then went to see the second show.

Also was lucky enough to catch Lowell George at the Paradise as he was touring promoting Thanks I'll Eat It Here in 79. This was just before he died. He was working his way down the East coast and got as far as Washington DC...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 10:46:45 AM PST
You are right,Thomas.The show was scheduled for 11-4-12 and was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 11:09:37 AM PST
Stratocaster says:
Yes, they are now working with Jon Davison from Glass Hammer. A step up from Benoit David IMO, but still nothing close to the heart and soul that Anderson added to their music.

Cor Cordium

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 9:58:57 PM PST
vivazappa-In 2010 I went to The Coachhouse in San Juan Capistrano to see Johnny Winter. I got 1 of the last 3 tix available so I was feeling pretty good. Then I watch in horror as 3 guys carry him to the stage and put him in a chair. I'm thinking this is gonna suck. I just wasted $30. Then he blows the roof off the place. Then he comes back to the Coachhouse in 2011 and I take a friend of mine who didnt know much about him. Same thing happens. Guys carry him out and put him in chair and he blows the roof off the place. My friend still thanks me to this day for taking him to that show.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 6:38:58 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 17, 2013 6:39:10 AM PST
vivazappa says:
Mcnary:
I saw him in the early 90's at the Palace in Hollywood when his condition was just starting.
One guy helped him out and Johnny tore it up for about an hour and a half!

I miss The Coach House...we have The Birchmere in DC that gets those same Coach House acts...and it has GREAT FOOD!

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 7:46:12 AM PST
MarcoVG4 says:
I'm used to Johnny needing assistance but he's getting worse. I saw him this past summer and besides needing assistance to move, he started the first song in the wrong key and with the wrong meter. It took a couple of songs before his muscle-memory took over and then he was fine except for momentary vocal lapses. I felt sick to my stomach and I couldn't get past the feeling of how bad I felt for him throughout the concert. I'll never see him again.

Viva - The Birchmere was my old stomping ground for a couple of decades when I lived in NoVA.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2013 11:27:15 AM PST
Clapton Goon says:
K. Carter,

re: ...it's just not Yes without Jon.

I nixed going to see Yes with Benoit David in 2011 because I kept reading how he'd come out dressed as Jon from the 70's. But then I saw them with Jon Davison from Glass Hammer in 2012 and they rocked. Now he does sound like JA, without effort, but he was comfortable being JD. I'd go see them again with the current lineup, no problem.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2013 11:32:41 AM PST
Clapton Goon says:
David A.,

re: Saw Feat on New Years Eve on the WFC tour.

Was that in Houston at the Sam Houston Coliseum? I saw a NYE show with Lowell and JJW opening 12/31/78.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 11:56:34 AM PST
You are correct sir. The old Coloseum. Saw many a concert there. My 1st in fact was there for Black Sabbath & Boston opened. All they were playing on the radio at the time was "More Than A Feeling" & "Long Time". They probably played the almost the whole 1st album. Wish I had known all those songs then.

Any memories from the Coloseum for you Mouse ?

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 1:11:54 PM PST
Clapton Goon says:
David A.,

re: Any memories from the Coloseum for you (Mr.) Mouse?

Funny you should ask. I just checked my concerts list and out of 146 shows I've seen over the years, these are the only ones I saw at SHC...

Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX
Yes 10/1/77
Donovan

Little Feat 12/31/78
Jerry Jeff Walker

Frank Zappa 10/21/80

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 2:21:57 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 17, 2013 2:24:24 PM PST
Mr. Mouse...I take it you saw alot of shows in The Summit before it was sold.

Almost went to Zappa. Last minute problem prevented me from going. Wasn't it the Sheik Yerbouti tour ?

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 2:31:46 PM PST
K. Carter says:
Mr. Mouse -

I saw Yes twice on the Drama tour - the shows were good, but just really odd. It was sort of like Yes, but just a little bizarre. I remember numerous people at both shows going up and throwing roses on the stage as if mourning a loss. I realize the band must hold some sort of record for personnel changes, but I still can't bring myself to consider it Yes without Anderson. It's just a shame they can't all get along, because when those five guys (the classic lineup) are playing together, no one else can touch them...

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 2:42:53 PM PST
Clapton Goon says:
David A.,

re: The Summit and Zappa

Yeah, the first was ELO on the New World Record tour and the last was Fleetwood Mac on the Tusk tour with Bob Welch opening. As for Zappa, it was just after both Joe's Garage LPs were released. Here's the set list in case you're interested.

Chunga's Revenge
You Are What You Is
Mudd Club
The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
Cosmik Debris
Keep It Greasey
Tinsel Town Rebellion
The Dangerous Kitchen
Honey Don't You Want A Man Like Me?
Pick Me I'm Clean
Dead Girls Of London
Shall We Take Ourselves Seriously?
City Of Tiny Lights
Easy Meat
I Ain't Got No Heart
The Torture Never Stops
Flakes
Magic Fingers
Broken Hearts Are For A$$hole$
I'm So Cute
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