Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Bill Graham Unlocks The Cars and Ocasek Vaults

The late great rock promoter has recently unlocked the vaults containing his treasure chest of archived audio shows. There are a couple hundred of live shows to choose from but two which should concern Ocasek fans. The first one is a performance that originally aired on the syndicated show "Rock and Roll Tonight" it featured songs from Ric's first solo album Beatitude. It was recorded live at Perkins Palace in California. Ric's three man band consisted of himself, Greg Hawkes (Keyboards,Drum program) and Casey Lindstrom (lead guitar)

The second performance is somewhat of a mixed bag. It contains mostly The Cars performing live in 1978 at the Palladium in NYC while opening upo for Cheap Trick. Mixed within this live show are two performances of "Misfit Kid" and " Gimme Some Slack" which originally aired on the King Biscuit Flour Hour syndicated radio program in 1980. The set includes some really rare live happenings. Candy-O w/sax , NightSpots w/echo, and the aforementioned rare Panorama tracks.


Follow this link For Ric Ocasek Perkins Palace 1983

Follow this Link For The Cars At Palladium 1978 and KBFH 1980

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