11/9/15

Man - Live at Berkeley (1975)



As requested today, a re-up of this great gig by this never-to-forgot great Welsh band. Catch it here.

Recorded during their spring US tour (April 1975) while supporting their Slow Motion LP, this is the tour that allowed them to meet John Cipollina from Quicksilver with whom they would record their next album, the live Maximum Darkness, some months later. This Californian concert finds them in superb form, stronger than ever, and the atmospheric spacey music of the former line-up has been changed in heavier and more electric rock (see the 4 first tracks), but with incredible improvisation as can be heard on the extraordinary version of "C'mon", very different of those we can heard previously. These recordings were issued on the Esoteric versions of Slow Motion and Maximum Darkness, but spread on the 2 CDs so here they are gathered in one fake LP. I took the original drawing of Rick Griffin that the band didn't like and moreover was forbidden of use by the comics Mad mag. A way to put it back cos' I hate that censors win at the end. Don't miss this supplementary proof, that the band was at least until 1975, a fantastic live one.



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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was recorded at a club called The Keystone.

zsoltan said...

Hello. And greetings from France. First of all, thanks a lot for sharing those great moments of music. I really enjoy the Man band! Also, like a lot your statement: "I hate that censors win at the end".

dkelvin said...

Thx for your nice comment. I'm fron France too :-)
dk

spunkie said...

Very nice post Man is in my top ten bands all time. keep up the good work. Many thanks

Anonymous said...

I just discovered this band right now via your blog. Incredible music, amazing !
Any chance to re up this concert ?

Derek from Paris

dkelvin said...

Of course, I always re-up after request. Just need some time. Count days.
dk

Anonymous said...

yes it would be great to get a re-up of this one

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this music I honestly cannot find when I put on the radio in the morning, before going to work. Isn't this strange ?

:)

Derek from South East Paris

exilestreet said...

Is there any chance of a reup of this one. Many thanks

exilestreet said...

Scrub that thanks. Found the link