Author Topic: Man Apollo Theatre Glasgow with John Cipollina May 14,1975  (Read 1749 times)

Rob W

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4091
  • Karma: +1088/-1080
Re: Man Apollo Theatre Glasgow with John Cipollina May 14,1975
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2021, 08:15:33 PM »
Fair enough. Was this gig also part of the live adventures boxset? Because i recognize the incomplete version from the manchester cd. Wasn't the gig radio broadcast or was it just a cassette recorder?


I recall we determined that the info etc on 'Live Adventures' was poor and that it had the wrong Manchester Venue - it should be the Free Trade Hall on May 20 1975. Recorded off the desk.

Correct. I recall it stating the wrong venue. Hardrock I think.

Can't believe that Gong has already sold out their Hebden Bridge gig  next March 2022. Where did that come from? 😁😄

Newyorkmanfan

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 89
  • Karma: +3/-0
Re: Man Apollo Theatre Glasgow with John Cipollina May 14,1975
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2021, 08:15:53 PM »
That's awesome! Deke was a class act.  ;D Love his books and he was a good guitar player and vocalist to boot. I agree maximum darkness is one of man's real highlights and one of the best things they have done. I still am a huge fan of Padget rooms but Maximum darkness is more consistent.

Nigelbb

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 39
  • Karma: +6/-0
Re: Man Apollo Theatre Glasgow with John Cipollina May 14,1975
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2021, 08:25:54 AM »
I saw them on the opening night of that tour, 4 days previously at the Southend Kursaal. Deke was kind enough to honour my attendance by mentioning that Gig in RW+L  8)

It was a great gig and the tour produced, in my opinion, the best live album in Maximum Darkness.

Tel

I agree with your opinion of Maximum Darkness. It's an amazing live album even though it's Man with no keyboard player & three guitarists. For me the high point is Many Are Called But Few Get Up with Terry's absolutely incredible drumming.

Rob W

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4091
  • Karma: +1088/-1080
Re: Man Apollo Theatre Glasgow with John Cipollina May 14,1975
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2021, 01:52:14 PM »
I agree, Maximum Darkness is an amazing album. And if I had to pick a highlight, it would be MACBFGU.

However, the fella who introduced me to Man all those years back refused to buy the album because he felt it was so much overdubbed, it wasn't a live album.

Bass guitar on the album is good, isn't it 😁

Newyorkmanfan

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 89
  • Karma: +3/-0
Re: Man Apollo Theatre Glasgow with John Cipollina May 14,1975
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2021, 02:19:36 AM »
Agreed! I'm pretty sure the overdubbing was on bananas since Cipollina's guitar went out of tune on that track. I rather hear overdubbed parts in tune rather than a guitar that was out of tune ;D. Agree with the bass.

Arjayay

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 391
  • Karma: +15/-3
Re: Man Apollo Theatre Glasgow with John Cipollina May 14,1975
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2022, 03:10:30 PM »

Can't believe that Gong has already sold out their Hebden Bridge gig  next March 2022. Where did that come from? 😁😄
Went to see Gong at Bury St Edmunds last night - only about 15% full - but I suppose Suffolk is a jaunt from Yorkshire
It was the 13th gig of their re-arranged, rearranged, tour - which may have been the problem, the promotor may have advertised the original show, and possibly the first rearranged one, there was nothing for this
Ian East, the saxophonist, was recognized by someone in town in the afternoon, so was clearly a fan, but he didn't know about the gig in his own home town
A brilliant gig despite the turn out, the band didn't hold back, or shorten the set, and were genuinely thankful to those of us who did turn out, in the post-show chat around the merchandise stall
All the band played with Daevid Allen in 2014-15 and some have been there since 2009/2010, so it still has the original ethos (not that Allen was a particularly permanent feature of the old line-ups)
If you have ever liked them, I would recommend it - gig list at https://www.planetgong.co.uk/ then select gigs and calendar