Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Moving On the West Side

And speaking as we were yesterday of The Move, please enjoy said band (Mark II) at the Fillmore West in 1969 with a quite impressive live cover of the greatest hard rock single of said year, "Open My Eyes" by The Nazz.

These bastards never played on the East Coast, to my eternal regret. This lineup, from this show, is of course what inspired John Mendelssohn to rave about the band ("the most exciting British live act to debut in 1969") and their subsequent Shazam album in the pages of Rolling Stone, which is where just about everybody of my vintage first heard about Roy Wood and company.