Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Hopkins with the Creekers...

Various - Fill Your Head With Rock
Miles Davis - The Complete Concert 1964
Isaac Hayes - Live At The Sahara Tahoe
Alice Cooper - Love It To Death
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
Various Composers - Children's Introduction to Good Music
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
Procol Harum - A Salty Dog
Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
Miles Davis - The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions
Santana - Santana
Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King (40th Anniv)
David Bowie - Space Oddity
Herbie Hancock - Fat Albert Rotunda
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
The Move - Shazam
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Al Stewart - Zero She Flies
King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon - 40th Anniversary Series
Soft Machine - Third
Yes - Time And A Word
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Weasels Ripped My Flesh
Santana - Abraxas
Genesis - Trespass
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Emerson Lake and Palmer
King Crimson - Lizard
Chicago - Chicago III
Yes - The Yes Album
The Doors - L. A. Woman
Weather Report - Weather Report (1971)
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Tarkus
Isaac Hayes - Shaft
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
T Rex - Electric Warrior
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Alice Cooper - Killer
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Paul Simon - Paul Simon
Neil Young - Harvest
Deep Purple - Machine Head 
Lou Reed - Lou Reed
Uriah Heep - Demons And Wizards
Roxy Music - Roxy Music
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Trilogy
Klaus Schulze - Irrlicht
Yes - Close To The Edge
Genesis - Foxtrot
Focus - Focus III
Gentle Giant - Octopus
Electric Light Orchestra - ELO 2
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Sly & the Family Stone - Fresh
Golden Earring - Moontan (UK Version)
Roy Wood - Boulders
Gentle Giant - In a Glass House
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Fripp & Eno - No Pussyfooting
Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets (RM)
Mick Ronson - Slaughter On 10th Avenue
King Crimson - Starless And Bible Black [4oth Anniversary]
Focus - Hamburger Concerto
Sparks - Kimono My House
Cockney Rebel - The Psychomodo
Bryan Ferry - Another Time, Another Place
Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge
Hawkwind - Hall Of The Mountain Grill
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Twentynineteen

The last day of the fifteenth year of daily blogging...

No celebrations or special events...

Just, as usual, bought some CDs, during a walk up to Tollcross...

Didn't get a chance to listen to any of them as I was off out tonight to the Usher Hall with Creek chums Stu and Craig for Mr Jon Ho[kins and the first concert in his 2020 tour...

I don't recall the name of the support act but let's just say I could've done without the singing...

Brian Eno's "Thursday Afternoon" welcomed the audience to their seats...

Mr Hopkins did his own set up - the quality of some of these pics emphasises how an iPhone might be good for taking pics on the go but hopeless for zooming in...

Almost show time...

The light show as minimal but good...

The audience...

..was the weirdest spectacle, although respectful to the music, despite the usual interminable coming and going to the bar all night...

So, no, not respectful...

Hopkins started with some quiet piano improvs accompanied by violin, cello and guitar and tyou could have heard a pin drop in the hall...

Then, he moved over to his "machines" and, soon, banging house music was ringing around with the entire audience on their feet as if at a rave in the 1980's...

...before sitting down again...

..and listening in silence to more piano music...

This happened a number of times and the behaviour was fascinating...

All too soon, the 90 minute set was over and the quartet took their bows...

Some good chat with Craig tonight re the still proposed new CBQ LP and good to catch up with Stu too, outside the confines of Capital Models rehearsals...

A bus home in the dark, with said CBQ album (albeit the short versions) on the cans for the first time in a while...

Highlight of the Day : Hopkins with the Creekers...

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