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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Free, NOW ROCKING!

Postby C » 01 Nov 2019, 21:47

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I enjoyed reading this book a few years ago. Docherty was the promoter of the Bay Hotel in Sunderland, where I assume this was recorded. He had a few anecdotes about Free, whom he clearly rated highly as a musical band, and how they were never short of female fans whom they would do their best to satisfy...


Those were the days...




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Postby John aka Josh » 01 Nov 2019, 21:48

The Locarno - maybe Docherty wasn't the promoter of this gig then, though it's possible he did. Bay Hotel was definitely where he learnt his trade. A colleague of mine from Sunderland described it to me as a dive.
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Postby John aka Josh » 01 Nov 2019, 21:49

C wrote:STOMPING!!!





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Hell yes!
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Postby C » 01 Nov 2019, 21:50

Screaming guitar!

I'm a Mover chugs along beautifully





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And I'm a Mover












Struttin' !
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Postby C » 01 Nov 2019, 21:51

John aka Josh wrote: A colleague of mine from Sunderland described it to me as a dive.


They all were weren't they?

For example, the Dagenham Roundhouse that I used to frequent as a 17-19 year old had sweat seeping from the walls!






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C wrote:Screaming guitar!

I'm a Mover chugs along beautifully





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More than chugs!
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John aka Josh wrote:Struttin' !



Nodding, swaying and tapping








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Postby C » 01 Nov 2019, 21:53

remembering Yves!!!!

Walk in My Shadow

Strips paint off a bog door at 10 paces....!






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Ladeeeeez!







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Postby C » 01 Nov 2019, 21:55

Great solo after solo

Penetrating bass lines that rock your boots

Great vox

Adequate tubs!








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C wrote:
John aka Josh wrote: A colleague of mine from Sunderland described it to me as a dive.


They all were weren't they?

For example, the Dagenham Roundhouse that I used to frequent as a 17-19 year old had sweat seeping from the walls!






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Eric's (Liverpool) had it's own ambience - not as legendary as the Cavern's, but stale enough! Plenty of condensation/sweat - very low ceiling.



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I wish Simon would play more fills





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C wrote:remembering Yves!!!!

Walk in My Shadow

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To Yves!!!


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John aka Josh wrote:Good Times!!


Great times brother

Great times




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John aka Josh wrote:
C wrote:remembering Yves!!!!

Walk in My Shadow

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To Yves!!!


*chink*



To our dear old friend Yves

*chink*




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Postby C » 01 Nov 2019, 21:59

A nice variation and time sig

Well done Mr Kirke






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Postby John aka Josh » 01 Nov 2019, 22:00

Track listing of the comp Yves made for me, that got me into Free.



Over the Hills (pt. 1)
Worry
Walk in my Shadow
Songs of Yeseterday
Free Me
Trouble on Double Time
Fire & Water
Mr. Big
Heavy Load
The Stealer
Little Bit of Love
Catch a Train
Wishing Well
Ol Jelly Roll (sharks)
Honey Child (Bad Co.)
Bad Company
Closer (Firm)
For a Little Ride (Law)
Fine Fine Fine (Andy Fraser)
Muddy Water Blues (Paul Rogers0
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Postby C » 01 Nov 2019, 22:01

It's difficult to believe that Andy Fraser wrote the tunes to many of these classics at the age of 16/17

Awesome






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Postby John aka Josh » 01 Nov 2019, 22:01

C wrote:A nice variation and time sig

Well done Mr Kirke






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