(Made In Germany) 32 Tracks - Deluxe Digipack -DVD:Sound:PCM Stereo;Picture:4:3/NTSC;Country code:0;Runtime:114 min -
This Spirit concert, a Rockpalast Eurovision broadcast from March 1978, is today one of the highlights from the first Rockpalast phase (1977 to 1986). Randy Californias guitar style is strongly influenced by Jimi Hendrix, in whose band he had already played at the tender age of 15. He played Hendrix' versions of the Dylan songs "Like A Rolling Stone" and "All Along The Watchtower", adding an impressive bass foundation with his Moog synthesizer, which he pedaled like an organ.
The drumset of Randy's stepfather Ed Cassidy's was very impressive, as it contained two kettledrums like in a classical orchestra. His drum solos are considered the highlights of this concert. Larry "Fuzzy" Knight completed the power trio. Towards the end of the show Dickey Betts came back on stage to jam with Spirit. His melodic Southern Rock guitar was an exciting contrast to Randy Californias tough guitar style.
Article properties:Spirit: Live At Rockpalast 1978 (2-CD & DVD)