So my not so secret favorite band, Norway’s mighty Motorpsycho, released the 5th installment of their ongoing live documentation, Roadwork Vol. 5: Field Notes, Europe 2017: The Fantastic Expedition of Jarmyr, Ryan, Saether & Lo (yes, that’s a nod to Dillard and Clark; though you don’t guess it from this album, they can do fine country rock too). If you ask what music they make: one of those live albums was titled Intrepid Skronk, and that’s all you gotta know, and it’s all wonderful. One of the greatest performing rock band of our times.
The new album has a track called “Köln”, that’s German for Cologne, and as usual, I was at their 2017 gig in Cologne and am sure that it was recorded there, cause it’s a new track, mostly a quiet keyboard jam/improvisation with some guitar I remember for the fact that I went to the loo during it at that concert :smack::D. Well, it begun a little lame, and it was time to go. The woman responsible for the restrooms that evening (yes, we have Klofrauen everywhere) snipped: “This is the first time I can hear anything since the start of the concert!” And she was right.
So I was underwhelmed at the event itself, but hey, my favorite band has a live track I heard developing on stage! I attended several hundreds, rather thousands of concerts in my life, and wouldn’t count it out that there are other official recordings I witnessed, but I can’t think of another. Can you? Hey, maybe you’re the guy who shouted “Judas” at Dylan’s “Albert Hall Concert” in the Manchester Free Trade Hall in 1966?
(and please no bootlegs or youtube vids, only official recordings released by a record label, I’m old-fashioned like that ;))