Geetarz Comments: Handheld audience recording, with occasional static, volume changes, mic bumps and the like. An easy show to identify as it includes the introduction by "Legs" Larry Smith (as well as a wag near the taper yelling "Allright Legs!!!"). Smith introduces EC with "Here he is ..." to which EC responds "Here I am!". and then quips "... trouble in store! ...". EC introduces the seventh song with "This is one we wrote the other day called "fucked if I know!" which features the solo from "Hideaway". Numerous mic hits and problems with the tape source make this a difficult listen at times, particularly during "Little Wing".
Disc 2 starts off with a lovely "Asshole sit down!!!" from someone near the taper. Then, in one of the single most annoying moments to be found on any audience recording ever, after 'Blues Power' the taper blows a POLICE WHISTLE at length - consider this a warning in advance to those of you who listen with headphones!
Beware - this is the authentic recording of the New Orleans show, there is also a bogus version floating around in trading circles.
#1 - The show was actually on 7/31/74.
#2. There was no wag near the taper yelling "Allright Legs!" It was the taper himself.
#3. It also was the taper who had the police whistle.
#4. The comments about Purple Haze were made by the taper also.
Also you have a very high gen copy of this tape, as prior to the taper resurfacing very recently, nobody had copies directly from the master.
Obviously you mustn't be in possession a copy of the low gen version. Otherwise, you'd know this show is a composite of 2 master tapes made by the same taper.
Do you actually know any of the story behind this recording? Otherwise, you'd have known that the same infamous whistle taper also made these boots:
Led Zeppelin 2/28/75
Rolling Stones 6/1/75 (6 PM Show)
Rolling Stones 6/1/75 (9 PM Show)
Rolling Stones 8/2/75
Rolling Stones 6/27/72
Alice Cooper 4/26/73
Alice Cooper 6/7/75
King Crimson 3/31/72
King Crimson 6/7/73
Bruce Springsteen 9/6/75
Bruce Springsteen 5/14/76
Bruce Springsteen 7/18/78
Rod Stewart and Faces 9/23/75
Jeff Beck and Jan Hammer 12/8/76
David Bowie 4/11/78
Dr. John 3/5/73
The Kinks 2/20/76
Pink Floyd 4/28/77
Almost all have the whistle on these recordings, or also has his voice on the recordings. " - Anonymous