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Rockpalast: West Coast Legends Vol. 2

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01 Money Money
02 Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning
03 Milk Cow Blues
04 To Hate Is To Stay Young
05 Running With The Fast Crowd
06 Bar-B-Que King
07 Wake Up Dead Man
08 Jelly Raw Blues
09 Junkies On Angel Dust
10 Death Don't Have No Mercy
11 Walkin' Blues
12 Valley Of Tears
13 Straight Ahead
The decade between 1976 and 1986 was the classic Rockpalast era. Most of our audience remember the Rockpalast nights at the Grugahalle in Essen, which were broadcast live on German TV and via Eurovision all over Europe twice a year. Great occasions for all Rockpalast fans, an opportunity for parties in front of the TV screen, from Italy to the North Cape.
But that’s only half of the story: every year, Rockpalast visited clubs all over Germany, recording dozens of concerts: at Hamburg’s Markthalle, the Zeche in Bochum, the Berlin Metropol, the Sartory-Säle in Cologne and the Kleine Westfalenhalle in Dortmund.
A panorama of rock music from that decade was collected during hundreds of concerts. Among the many genres, music from the American West Coast and San Francisco’s BAY AREA in particular played a significant role. The GRATEFUL DEAD concert at the March 1981 Rockpalast night – co-headlining with THE WHO – marked an absolute highlight in the history of Rockpalast. Performances by HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS, TERRY AND THE PIRATES and – not to forget – a memorable concert by JEFFERSON STARSHIP (formerly JEFFERSON AIRPLANE) followed at different venues. A unique aspect of the BAY AREA music scene was the fact that everybody played with everybody else and the boundaries between the bands were flowing, like one big jam session in progress.
This DVD features JORMA KAUKONEN AND VITAL PARTS. KAUKONEN founded JEFFERSON AIRPLANE together with Paul Kantner and Marty Balin and has been quoted as saying that the band name was based on his own nickname, Blind Thomas Jefferson Airplane, which reflects Jorma’s love of the blues and specifically Blind Lemon Jefferson. Parallel to his membership with JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, Jorma founded his own band, HOT TUNA, with which he tours to this day. He has always been more interested in blues and American roots music (blue grass) than in rock. Before going completely independent, HOT TUNA performed as part of or following concerts by JEFFERSON AIRPLANE. JORMA KAUKONEN was born in Washington, D.C. in 1940. Having moved to California, he accompanied JANIS JOPLIN, among others, on guitar at her first minor shows in bars and small clubs. JORMA KAUKONEN has been inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame.
The Rockpalast show took place on 29 November 1980 at the Kleine Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, one day after the JOHN CIPOLLINA concert (available on another Rockpalast DVD). A little BAY AREA MUSIC festival.
Peter Rüchel
Laufzeit: ca. 91 min
Videoformat: 4:3 Fullscreen
Videostandard: NTSC
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
Sprache: English
Region Code: 0
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