the greypicker wrote:Well done Rick!
The audience noise doesn't totally hide the very accomplished playing and singing and the gorgeous sound of the Avalon. If they won't listen to such a fine treatment of such a great song, they don't know music!
Don't let the b*****ds get you down! I had years of gigs like that. They usually began with carrying the PA up the fire escape and ended up with a midnight scrap to get the mike back from the guy who thought he was at Karaoke.
Long may you strum!
riverdog wrote:Nice jams Rick! You remind me of Stevie Ray, not in the way you sound but in the way you extract all of yourself and the tone from your guitar, (and there is alot of tone in that Avi beast!)... I once sat in front of Stevie years before he passed and like you, he pulled that tone out of those 13's with bare hands. (my hero Jeff Beck is the same way)... I played that song myself in clubs years ago except on top of the noise I was gettin' Bud & PBR bottles on stage too 'cause here in the south it gets pretty rough in some places. So cheers to ya bro from an ol' Bergen County rocker with a wore out shoulder from that 10lb Les Paul slung way down low! Keep up the jams cuz I'm gonna keep listenin'!
boombox wrote:Nice one, Rick - guerilla conditions to say the least. Think I've only ever played anywhere with decent monitors once - only normally played places like in that vid. Full marks to you for persevering.
Reminds me of a Country Joe McDonald show I once attended in Somerset. Major drinking crowd in, who weren't there to listen. After the second song, someone shouts from the audience for him to turn up, but there was nothing left in the PA. As a result, he had to abandon his setlist in favour of rowdier crowd pleasers. Best of all, half way through on my mate's recording, you hear from the back, "Shut the **** up you lot and listen!" Fell on deaf ears, unfortunately. Chatting afterwards with Joe, he seemed to take it in his stride - he must have played some horrendous places in the early days of the band.
riverdog wrote:...or how 'bout this one fellas; with all due respect to the awesome Mr. Clapton, I would get the "Wonderful Tonight" napkin from the newlyweds drunk on the dancefloor after playing it at dozens of weddings and clubs. I would nearly vomit that afternoons lunch from Steak n Shake into the mic while they slobbered into each others eyes!
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