FD wrote:You're right, Mike. I was on the front sideline watching the corps and was so focused on the performance I never noticed those flashes during "White Rabbit". I can't really comment on the "Lia Ladia" duet since I don't recall it crashing and don't think I've ever heard that recording. Now you've got me curious.
Well, maybe that's just the way is was supposed to sound...it seems sort of tentative on the CD...I do have another album (yes, vinyl) of the 70 show...early season at Bridgeport....I'll give it a listen when/if I get my turntable fixed.
I remember one time the anouncer announced that tune as "Lay a Lady".
My folks were at that local NJ show and said they could see our plumes shaking as we tried to not laugh at that one.
The very talented Dennis Dewey played the bari solo in "Paint Your Wagon". That, combined with the fact that he actually was born in that state, earned him the nick-name of "Kansas". You probably know that, like you, he went on to a successful career in music education.
Dennis is still teaching out on the Island...had a kidney transplant a few years back.
I've been in correspondence on the YEA board Cadet alumni site with his younger sister...I'm sending her my email to give to Dennis.
A good friend of Dennis' came out from Kansas for 71...forget his name...he took over the name Kansas! I think he was from the Skyriders.
John Sasso did all the arranging (except for the coda of "Rabbit", my first foray into the big time). I'm not sure why "Day Tripper" was replaced. Perhaps (director) Hugh Mahon had been given some advice about balancing the psychadelic tune with some down-home middle-American values. That's pure speculation on my part. I'll have to ask him.
I always wiondered that...it was saw an AWFUL film...with pretty lame music, IMO. You may be right though. We had paired "Day Tripper" with "Paperback Writer" in the original concert, if memory serves.
The ending of WR was prett darn good...those mello rips cut right through on the CD!