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Re: (Greatest) Man Songs Never Played Live
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2009, 12:17:35 PM »
Hopefully images will be attached to this posting.
Thanks for that John, I remember it now. This is another example of Marshall Arts publicity at their finest, with all expense spared and utilising the wit and wisdom of Deke and/or Spiv. Similar hand outs were created for the previous (BITF) and subsequent (SM) tours. See http://www.manband-archive.com/forum/index.php?topic=247.0 for the Slow Motion/Adelphi version and I'll try and locate and scan the 'Up For The Day' hand out.

Yes Pompey = Portsmouth. But as I say I'm unsure. Who was the support on that tour?
The support, according to John's scan, was Chris Darrow.


Vague feeling that Malc was on third acoustic.
 
A strange mysterious voice tells me that Portsmouth Guildhall was played in Oct 74, but this would have been after MM left....

Did they ever play Keep on Crinting live?

Yes, it was played in the early days of the BGTY line up, along with 'Symbol', 'Blunt' and 'Fight'. They were subsequently dropped, although 'Fight' was re-instated following the release of 'BITF'.

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Re: (Greatest) Man Songs Never Played Live
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2009, 01:04:32 PM »
Here you have
Keep on crinting from Offenbach, Stadthalle 12.05.1972
http://webs.ono.com/joan_duarte/Keep on crinting - 1972-05-12.mp3
and
Country Girl from Darmstadt, Otto - Berndt - Halle 24.03.1971
http://webs.ono.com/joan_duarte/Country Girl 1971-03-24.mp3

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Re: (Greatest) Man Songs Never Played Live
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2009, 01:21:51 PM »
Here you have
Keep on crinting from Offenbach, Stadthalle 12.05.1972
http://webs.ono.com/joan_duarte/Keep on crinting - 1972-05-12.mp3
and
Country Girl from Darmstadt, Otto - Berndt - Halle 24.03.1971
http://webs.ono.com/joan_duarte/Country Girl 1971-03-24.mp3


Nice one, Joan - I didn't realise mp3s could be attached to our messages!

So - 'Country Girl' was played live and I'm wrong again!

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Re: (Greatest) Man Songs Never Played Live
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2009, 01:31:02 PM »
So - 'Country Girl' was played live and I'm wrong again!
yes  ;D  I didn't remember either and I've found it.

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Re: (Greatest) Man Songs Never Played Live
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2009, 01:36:00 PM »
..for those who haven't experienced Dime, this is fairly typical of the quality, though many shows are better, some are worse..
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Re: (Greatest) Man Songs Never Played Live
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2009, 01:39:36 PM »
That gig is also on Sugarmegs.

(I'm trying again to get on Dime. When accepted, I'll have another go. )

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Re: (Greatest) Man Songs Never Played Live
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2009, 03:38:03 PM »

I'll try and locate and scan the 'Up For The Day' hand out.


Here's the 'Up for the Day' programme, opens out into a big sheet giving information about the tour, can scan that if required but will be in A4 snippets.
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Re: (Greatest) Man Songs Never Played Live
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2009, 04:33:04 PM »
John,  thanks for the scans..
John St Field (Jackie Leven) has changed his appearance sumwhat now. Quite a bit larger..

TOPIC CHANGE
The best Xmas record ever?
Always liked Greg Lake's one, but top of my list is The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl's Fairytale..
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Re: (Greatest) Man Songs Never Played Live
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2009, 08:02:55 PM »
TOPIC CHANGE
The best Xmas record ever?
Always liked Greg Lake's one, but top of my list is The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl's Fairytale..

I've started this topic in the appropriate area

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Re: (Greatest) Man Songs Never Played Live
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2009, 12:51:50 PM »
Yes Pompey = Portsmouth. But as I say I'm unsure. Who was the support on that tour?
The support, according to John's scan, was Chris Darrow.

Vague feeling that Malc was on third acoustic.
 
A strange mysterious voice tells me that Portsmouth Guildhall was played in Oct 74, but this would have been after MM left....

I have a feeling I saw Man at Portsmouth Guildhall, but may be confusing it with Plymouth Guildhall where I definitely did see them at about that time. I also seem to remember seeing Badfinger (not Badger) at Portsmouth Guildhall and I thought they played second on the bill to Man. Of course none of this may be true. When did M&D play the Everlys numbers? I remember seeing them playing acoustic Because (Beatles) and Orbisons Sweet Dream Baby in March 1976 and I think that was at Warwick Uni, although they did play Plymouth Guildhall a few days after that as well....

I also bought a Chris Darrow album at some time in the mid 70s, but did I see him, hmmm...
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Re: (Greatest) Man Songs Never Played Live
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2009, 06:13:52 PM »

I have a feeling I saw Man at Portsmouth Guildhall, but may be confusing it with Plymouth Guildhall where I definitely did see them at about that time. I also seem to remember seeing Badfinger (not Badger) at Portsmouth Guildhall and I thought they played second on the bill to Man. Of course none of this may be true. When did M&D play the Everlys numbers? I remember seeing them playing acoustic Because (Beatles) and Orbisons Sweet Dream Baby in March 1976 and I think that was at Warwick Uni, although they did play Plymouth Guildhall a few days after that as well....

I also bought a Chris Darrow album at some time in the mid 70s, but did I see him, hmmm...

A far wiser person than me has pointed out that the mind can play tricks. Another added that we tend to underestimate the time that a recent event took place, but overestimate the time following a distant event. Personally I am quite capable of both, for both. And at the same time, if not before.

According to the Sacred Book of Mannerisms, Plymouth Guildhall was played on 14 Feb 1974 by the 'Rhinos' line up. If 'Silks' was indeed performed in a town in the South West with a strong naval presence then it is more likely to be that one....although this would not tally with Mr Rover.

Mssrs Badfinger supported Man on the 'Slow Motion' tour and played Portsmouth Guildhall on 17 October 1974. As MM had left by then, I think we can safely assume 'Silks' would not have been played.

The two M & D acoustic numbers were played on the first few dates of the 'Welsh Connection' tour in during early 1976 - they played Warwick on 5 March, Portsmouth Guidhall 13 March and Hammersmith on 14 March, which is where I saw them and by which time they had definitely dropped the idea following one too many arguments as to which one could be Don that evening.

Typical Man - doing an unplugged set before the concept had caught on - and they gave it up! How they tease. Meanwhile...keep racking those brains!

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Re: (Greatest) Man Songs Never Played Live
« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2009, 10:33:36 AM »
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The two M & D acoustic numbers were played on the first few dates of the 'Welsh Connection' tour in during early 1976 - they played Warwick on 5 March,
Well I would definitely have been at that one, but opener was Let the Good Times Roll. It was certainly a different and unfamiliar style of Man that I saw that night so acoustic would not have surprised me. Warwick was a plain hall low ceiling sit on your bum venue.
My acoustic out of body experience was looking down on the band from tiered seats, big stage, big PA. I don't suppose they used acoustic on 'Blown Away'?
Perhaps we'll never know.

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Re: (Greatest) Man Songs Never Played Live
« Reply #42 on: December 23, 2009, 01:33:05 PM »
When you mention it, I do also have a recollection of Micky playing acoustic apart from the 76 acoustic slot, but no idea when it was (it could even have been post-1990..)

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Re: (Greatest) Man Songs Never Played Live
« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2009, 02:11:29 PM »
When you mention it, I do also have a recollection of Micky playing acoustic apart from the 76 acoustic slot, but no idea when it was (it could even have been post-1990..)

Micky certainly played an acoustic guitar at the Coal Exchange gig way back when they were introducing Endangered Species in all its' glory.   On Tie Up The Wind, if I remember correctly.
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Re: (Greatest) Man Songs Never Played Live
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2009, 03:08:24 PM »
Well I would definitely have been at that one, but opener was Let the Good Times Roll.
....which was sometimes used as a first number at that time, although personally I didn't think was a good idea - the gig would get off on totally the wrong foot.

As far as I know, the acoustic numbers - when played - were during the set rather than at the start.

My acoustic out of body experience...
Yes, I get that...

I don't suppose they used acoustic on 'Blown Away'?
Possible they might have tried it with MM on acoustic...but I suspect this unlikely as by this time it felt as if Micky, Deke and Terry wanted to pulverise the audience into submission, whereas before we'd be just happily lulled and mesmerised. In these circumstances I think an acoustic would not have cut through the blitzkrieg. And I'm probably wrong. Having said that, I did like the three guitar arrangement on 'Blown' and 'Scotch Corner'.