Can: Live Rockpalast 1970 - Part of me can't decide if this is a great listen in itself or just to marvel at Can's creative process. "Sense All of Mine" is like the missing link between Malcolm and Damo's Can - it just kinda chugs along and they don't do much with it (easy to see why it didn't go on record). Damo really commands attention on "Bring Me Coffee or Tea", a monstrous 20-min jam here. The Soundtracks material is still ace. It's cool to know they basically had "Paperhouse" worked out at this point, including the mid-section and rush to the end, yet "Oh Yeah" is just the basic rhythm with lots of jamming and Damo yelping (it was molded into a more coherent song on Tago Mago). One more note: "I Feel Alright" resembles the mid-section of "Soup" near the end.
The audience reacting to the music is often amusing. Dig the blonde stoner chick sitting near the band.
Genesis: Calling All Stations - Wanted to knock this out for my Genesis re-listening. It sucks, I wrote a long review if anyone cares but it just sucks.
Genesis: Live in Katowice - To be thorough, I also sat through this. Ray Wilson actually sounds decent on the Gabriel-era material and it's nice they were doing these songs distinctly instead of a stupid medley. He's hit-and-miss on Collins-era songs; I could do without him on "Domino". They do 6 songs from CAS that still suck except "The Dividing Line" slightly improves only in that it had such a horrendous mix on the album.
The Guess Who: Wheatfield Soul - Starts with their big hit, "These Eyes". Mixed feelings - some groovy stuff but also a lot of that silly "artsy" crap that lurks in a lot of late 60's records.
Ose: Adonia - Droning synth soundscape stuff. Good for meditation or getting stoned, maybe? Not my cup of tea.
Agnes Strange: Theme for a Dream - Real heavy rock, seems influenced by Sabbath.
Demon Fuzz: Afreaka! - Yeah, listen to this. Sweet organ-based fusion.