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I don't know if this has been posted before, but I don't think so...
Return to Fantasy live:

I really love JWs muscular playing and bass sound, great harmonies, too.
One of the few bands to use hugh harmony vocals in straight hard rock, like The Eagles of hard rock.


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I guess I'm glut-oronic, J., 'cuz I don't think there's nearly enough shots in this clip taken from the organ's perspective.  Or, mebbe that makes me organic...?  How quaint.


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Cripes!Avert yer eyes,Amie--David's forgotten to wear his Bill Grundy's. 
That must be where Spinal Tap got the baco-foil idea from!
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Cripes?!  I thought we were calling it a "Gordon" on the GB today.  I get so confused!

I dunno, J.., when a dude fluffs his hair better than I can, and sashays far better than any of my girlfriends, my eyes tend to focus elsewhere, anywho.  No diversion required.  But, ya know, that's just me...

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Now I can't get the song 'Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Boys' out of my head.


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Always able to see the funny side of these old videos, this one has a stark sadness to it. Thanks for posting this,Roger. David is way past the 'fun' period of his drinking, and his voice is all over the shop.There are more notes off-pitch than on it. Mick's broken arm hardly seems to bother him at all,and Ken is Titan,as per usual,on the ol' Captain Morgan. What a dream to have a band where ALL 5 members sing to l.vox standard (and can sing harmony,too)! The energy when the band was full-on was pretty impressive.
Unfortunately,along with the debilitating effect of alcohol on his voice, the drug has removed any last vestige of conviction,or self-belief in Mr.Byron by then, and without that,to coin his own words "It's all fantasy........"
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I guess I'm glut-oronic, J., 'cuz I don't think there's nearly enough shots in this clip taken from the organ's perspective.  Or, mebbe that makes me organic...?  How quaint.

I don't know, Amie.  I think there was one too many shots from the organ's perspective.  But then, I suspect we're not talking about the same thing...?  He really should have been more careful - he could have put someone's eye out.  

Seriously though, the music is fab, but the vocals...I don't know much history about UH, save what Johan has revealed.  My observation was that the vocals were terribly unfocused - it almost seemed David's attention was squarely on trying to remember the lyrics (which would make sense!), and that all of the fussing (hair fluffing, pelvic thrusting, etc.) was an attempt to diffuse frustration.  Unfortunately, that almost always has a detrimental effect on pitch.  And alcohol certainly won't help that either.  But, to capture the band as a whole with energy like that - for me, it's like watching horses run.  Incredible! 

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