Cool... Hard to believe that Lou Reed was the opener for Genesis, but I know that this is the way that it is sometimes - that there isn't really much of an effort to come up with a coherent type billing. I'm a huge Lou Reed fan and have seen him a number of times. I'm way too young though to have seen him in the Transformer days but that would have been a treat... though I could imagine that with the pickup band and the substance and attitude problems that he was having at the time that it may have been a rough performance. I feel like he really honed his thing in the 80-90s as all of the shows that I saw were really tight...that was 1973... I was leaning against the wall with all 5 of them Gabriel included who had... Giant Flower Petals outlining his face ...
Friend of mine's uncle ran the show and "hired" me and his nephew to "guard" all the fire exits.
That's how I found myself backstage with them, they waiting to go onstage.
I think Lou Reed opened for them (or that was another show "we worked"..
skipped school and thumbed
there it is/was dudes....
Lou Reed was fall over drunk (audience never noticed)
and had a country & western drummer I'll never forget) to this day like to know who that drummer was that backed up Lou it was like a pick up band (drummer had a cowboy hat on)..That was Transformer days tour he was (getting to be) huge
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we/I worked about six shows/ David Bowie called me out at afternoon soundcheck/ I was in the Balcony empty theater/ checking my "fire exit" position..... he spotted me and said "Out" ( no one was permitted to see him before the actual show) ha! (that was Stanley theater- a prestigious place)
Blue Oyster Cult, Mahavishnu Orchestra (w/ BC) all played the Alpine Arena which was a hockey rink behind Ch. 4 WTAE station.
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See that fine print "Tickets available at National Record Mart, Heads Together Squirrel Hill, Valozzi Motors, Valozzi Restaurant Greensburg"
Valozzi was my friends last name)
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When I saw Yes at the Whiskey Au Go Go in late-'71/early-'72 (around when Fragile was released) the opening act was Mary Wells!Cool... Hard to belive that Lou Reed was the opener for Genesis, but I know that this is the way that it is sometimes - that there isn't really much of an effort to come up with a coherent type billing...
Only time I saw them was in the late 70's early 80's in Toronto. Great Drum duet.Nope. Glad I saw them in 2007.
They did the old and new hits.
- Behind the Lines
- Duke's End
- Turn It On Again
- No Son of Mine
- Land of Confusion
- In the Cage
- The Cinema Show
- Duke's Travels
- Hold on My Heart
- Home by the Sea
- Second Home by the Sea
- Follow You Follow Me
- Firth of Fifth
- I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
- Throwing It All Away
- Drum Duet
- Los Endos
- Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
- Invisible Touch
- I Can't Dance
- The Carpet Crawlers
I love the old songs just as much as the newer songs (80’s kid) thanks to my father.
Phil just can’t cut it anymore and Chester being absent (he retured and they aren’t on good terms) is uderstanable but a no go for me.
I’ll keep the memory as it was. Killer back then.