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Rockpalast: West Coast Legends Vol. 1


 
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30.01.2009
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01 Southside
 
02 Junkyard In Malibu
 
03 Signs of Life
 
04 Unvicious Circle
 
05 My Party
 
06 Trust Me
 
07 Small Walking Box
 
08 Pride of Man
 
09 Bad Luck Baby
 
10 Hot Rods and Cool Women
 
11 I'll Pull the Trigger
 
12 Keep On Running
 
13 Buried Alive in the Blues
 
14 Who Do You Love
 
15 Excerpts From The Motion Picture 'Blues Survivors'
 
 
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 JOHN CIPOLLINA / NICK GRAVENITES – the complete Rockpalast concert at the Kleine Westfalenhalle in Dortmund on 28 November 1980.
JOHN CIPOLLINA (1943 - 1989) made American rock history as a co-founder of QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE and COPPERHEAD. A typical “Jam Area” musician, he played in a number of other bands, among them the above-mentioned TERRY AND THE PIRATES, and worked with HUEY LEWIS and ROBERT HUNTER (“Dark Star”), a member of the GRATEFUL DEAD who never joined the band on stage.
And with NICK GRAVENITES: born in Chicago in 1938 and influenced by Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and Howlin’ Wolf and a friend of Paul Butterfield’s, he took the Chicago blues west. He also produced the first album by QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE. Together with Mike Bloomfield, he founded ELECTRIC FLAG, who with their mélange of blues, rock, soul, country and jazz – practically an all-American mix – delivered their debut performance at the MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL in June 1967, helping to kickstart the flower power hippie era. A few years later, NICK GRAVENITES joined JANIS JOPLIN’s former backing group, BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY.
The openness of the Bay Area music scene was on a par with one of the Rockpalast credos: I always tried to get the musicians together on stage for a final jam session – sometimes with success.
Peter Rüchel
Rockpalast
DVD 5
Laufzeit: ca. 88 Min
Videoformat: 4:3 Fullscreen
Videostandard: NTSC
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
Sprache: English
Region Code: 0
 
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