It is not right this minute, but the day after Christmas, I saw Uncle Floyd (a New Jersey institution) at the Record Collector in Bordentown singing, among his other hits, "Deep in the Heart of Jersey."
I was never a Country fan, growing up on the beach and all in So. Cal. Started with Surf music, Beach Boys, Del Mars, Frogmen etc. Moved to Beatles, Stones and stuff. Then moved on to British bands. My all time favorite band is Camel.
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I got in on Blue Oyster Cult back in the early, so-called "Black & White" days when they had their 1st three albums out (all with B&W covers- hence "Black and White"). They were a 3 guitar striahgt-up rock band (from Long Island) that kicked serious butt. Here's Cities On Flame live from back before they started getting real popular:
Mountain, from the 1st live record, Mountain Live (The Road Goes Ever On)
Leslie West at maybe his very best, the band in their prime with the great Felix Pappalardi on bass, alternating lead vocals with Mr West - I just read Felix Pappalardi was shot & killed by wife Gail Collins- who did the artwork on Mountain's record covers! Mountain was a great band! Man this takes me back... good times. I was 15 when this album was in heavy rotation on my turntable... you can bet I had it cranked up LOUD. ha ha
I'll add this record to my list of favorite Live Albums:
in no particular order:
Rolling Stones: Get Yer Ya Yas Out- just awesome, Stones at their very best with Mick Taylor- just great form, some killer solos and breakdowns. The entire band is just great here. Highlight: Sympathy For The Devil
Mountain: Live (The Road Goes Ever On) A great live record from a really solid band in peak form. Highlight: Long Red
Humble Pie: Rockin The Fillmore A stellar live set from Steve Marriott's blues based rock band that happened to have Peter Frampton in it for a while. Highlights: I Don't Need No Doctor, Walk On Guilded Splinters
Lou Reed: Rock & Roll Animal An awesome live record from Lou Reed in his post Velvet Underground days in NYC... Guitarists Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter are stunningly good on this record of mostly V.U. songs. Highlight: Sweet Jane, with its soaring Intro. "Readers of Guitar World ranked the Hunter/Wagner solos on the 1973 live version of "Sweet Jane" 81st among the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of all time."
Not on my "faves" list but see also, the also-solid Lou Reed Live- a 2nd live, follow-up album that was actually the same concert as Rock & Roll Animal. Steve Hunter came out of Mitch Ryder's band early 70s band Detroit, and then went on to be in Alice Cooper's killer band in the mid 70s. In addition, Steve Hunter played another guitar thing you might be familiar with: the opening guitar track on Aerosmith's Train Kept A Rollin! Dick Wagner did the arrangements for Lou Reed's songs they adopted from Velvet Underground and went on with Steve Hunter, to also play in Alice Cooper's band, among other accomplishments in his career.
Just for fun: Mitch Ryder's band, Detroit: the full album on youtube.