5.Rockpalast Night 6.-7.10.1979
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WDR text 1979: S.J.a.t. A.J. belong to the music scene of the northeast U.S., which also includes musicians and bands like Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band or The J. Geils Band, which, incidentially, gathered a lot of attention at Rockpalast in April '79. There's a close private connection between Southside Johnny and Bruce Springsteen, resulting in Bruce writing numerous songs for Johnny. Among them the wellknown "The Fever' and Hearts of Stone". The music of the Asbury Jukes is rooted firmly
in the tradition
of Rhythm & Blues, but a 5-piece hornsection is added to the classic R&B instrumentation. S.J. became known in Germany about 1 1/2 years ago, through a now legendary 1 1/2 week stint in Hamburg's "Onkel Poe'. Around the end of the year S.J. had a bad accident on stage, which created a major setback for the band. With a change of management and a new recording contract, they soon got a new start, which catapulted them to new heigths: shows at both festivals in Knebeworth/England in front of audiences
of 80,000. The Rockpalast crew had the chance to go to one of the festivals and subsequently made the decision to invite S.J. a t A J to the upcoming rockpalast Festival. The band proved, that they belong to some of the best live bands in the U.S. Musically, they're standing pretty much on their own feet, as all of the material on their new album 'The Jukes' was written by band members - besides S.J. mainly by guitarist Billy Rusch and Bassplayer Allen Berger."
Southside Johnny - Vocals/Harm
01 All I Want Is Everything (5'52'') 02 Your Reply (4'51'') 03 Talk To Me (4'29'') 04 Livin' In The Real World (4'53'') 05 Security (5'56'') 06 I'm So Anxious (2'57'') 07 The Time (3'58'') 08 Trapped Again (4'23'') 09 Vertigo (3'42'') 10 The Fever (10'08'') 11 I Don't Want To Go Home (3'21'') 12 We Are Having A Party (6'54'') 13 Got To Be A Better Way Home (3'02'')
I Dont Want To Go Home (1976) Epic 81515 This Time It's For Real (1977) Epic 81909 Hearts Of Stone (1978) Epic 82994 Havin' A Party (1979) Epic The Jukes (1979) Mercury 9111 047 Love Is A Sacrifice (1980) Mercury 9111 081 Live - Reach Up And Touch The Sky (1981) Mercury 6619 052 Trash It Up ! (1983) Mirage 90120 In The Heat (1984) Polydor 823 747 At Least We Got Shoes (1986) RCA PL 71049 Slow Dance (1989) RCA Better Days (1991) Impact The Best Of Southside Johnny (1992) Sony/Epic/Legacy Jukes live At The Bottom Line (1993) Sony/Epic Spittin' Fire (1997) Musidisc 120272 Edel Contraire Messin' With The Blues (2000) LEROY RECORDS Live At The Paradise Theater (2000) PHOENIX GEMS Superhits (2001) Sony Going To Jukesville (2002) Leroy Records Missing Pieces (2004) Leroy Records Into The Habour (2005) Leroy Records Collections (2006) Sony/BMG Jukebox (2006) 4 CD Set Grapefruit Moon - The Songs Of Tom Waits (2008) Evangeline/Soulfood Pills And Ammo (2010) Soulfood Soultime! (2016) Leroy/Import
Having A Party - Live At The Stone Pony (1991) In Concert - Ohne Filter (2003) Inak DVD Live At The Opera House - 2002 (2004) DVD Southside Johnny At Rockpalast (2004) Fernseh Allianz DVD
Southside Johnny Rocklife, Live Music Hall K๖ln 26.03.1992
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - At Rockpalast DVD - order now at Amazon ! 1979 and 1992 Rockpalast shows DVD Info
WDR text 1979: The american Nils Lofgren, of italian and swedish descent, grew up in chicago, and maryland, around the washington area. as a teenager he played in a number of bands, before he decided to start his own:'Grin'. Grin's second album, titled "1+1", released in 1972, is even today by many still seen as one of the classic rockalbums. After long, draining tours in the US Grin broke up and nils lofgren started his solo-career. having originally started as an accordeon- player, he later on changed to guitar, after seeing Jimi hendrix live in maryland, which left a deep impression on him. He was 16 at the time. In 1973 he was invited by Neil Young to join his band 'Crazy Horse'. You can hear him on Young's 'After the gold rush' album, on which he plays the right-hand piano, as well as on 'Tonight's the night'. Together with Neil Young he toured the U.S. and England. In 1975 his solo-effort 'Nils Lofgren' was released and garnered a lot of positive attention. It included for instance the title 'Keith, don't go', which was written for Keith Richards, another one of his idols, next to Jimi Hendrix.
Next to music, Nils is very heavily involved in Sports, which he also proves on stage by doing full flips with guitar from his mini trampoline. asked about it nils replies:"don't ever stop! I want the to incorporate the discipline, precision, elegance and grace of body movement into my show." Since his Rockpalst-show 3 years ago, Nils has become known in this country as well. A big European Tour followed and this year, as a special guest of 'The Who', he was able to play at 2 big festivals infront of 60,000 people each. The mainaspect of his music is now based on his guitarwork. his unique and creative soli are withot com- parison. Nevertheless, he still makes it a point to let each member of his band get the attention, they deserve.
Nils Lofgren - Lead Guitar/Vocals
01 Keith Don't Go (5'59'') 02 A Fool Like Me (3'10'') 03 Beggar's Day (5'35'') 04 No Mercy (3'46'') 05 It's Not A Crime (4'31'') 06 Like Rain (4'45'') 07 Heart of Fire (2'46'') 08 Cry Tough (6'14'') 09 Going Back (7'11'') 10 You're So Easy (7'27'') 11 I Came To Dance (7'10'') 12 It's Over (5'20'') 13 Listen to my Heart/Back It Up (10'15'') 14 Moon Tears (6'31'') 15 Soft Fun (3'18'')
Grin (1971) CBS Spindizzy 64272 Grin 1+1 (1972) Spindizzy Z31038 Gone Crazy (1973) AM SP - 4415 All Out (1972) EPIC 65166 Falt out Cover Nilslofgren Live (1974) In San Fransico (Bootl.) Flat Records Nils Lofgren (1975) AM SP - 4509 Back It Up (1975) Auth. Bootleg Cry Tough (1976) AM AMLH 64573 Nils Lofgren+Grin (1976) BEST EPIC EPC 81 544 Nils Lofgren+Grin (1976) 1+1 Doppel-Lp CBS 88204 For Your Live (1976) Bootl. Live in Philadelph. I Came To Dance (1977) AM Z 8566 XOT Night After Night (1977) DO-Lp AM 396509-1 Nils (1979) AM 11.64756 (+Live Single) NilS (1979) AM 394 756 - 1 Nils Lofgren+Grin (1979) BEST CBS EMBASSY EMB31770 Nils Lofgren Best (1981) AM 393201-1 Night Fades Away (1981) BACKSTREET 203672 A Ryhthm Romance (1982) AMLH 68543 Cry Though (1983) FAME FA 3070 Wonderland (1983) 250457-1 BSR 5421 Flip (1985) ARIOLA 42 7005 Code Of The Road (1986) TOW DO-LP 17 Westwood One (1986) w. NICK LOWE Don't Walk,Rock (1990) CONNISEUR VSOP LP 152 Silver Lining (1991) ESSENTIAL ESS LP 145 Westwood One (1991) w. MIDNIGHT OIL Westwood One (1991) w. L.A.-GUNS Crooked Line (1992) ESSENTIAL Live On The Test (1996) Windsong WHISCD 001 Acoustic Live (1997) Demon/Edel Contraire 934FIE Breakaway Angel (2002) Hypertension Live (2003) Hypertension Grin (2005) Evangeline/Soulfood Orginal+2 Bonus Tracks Sacred Weapon (2006) Hypertension/Soulfood The Loner - Nils Sings Neil (2008) Hypertension/Soulfood Old School (2011) Keith Don't Go (2013) Live At The Town & Country Club London 1990 Hanging Tough (2014) inakustik - 1977 Live Radio Broadcast Face The Music (2014) 9 CD + 1 DVD UK 2015 Face the Music Tour (2015) Blue With Lou (2019) Cattle Track Road Records Weathered (Live) (2020) Cattle Track Road Records Bonus Tracks (2021) Cattle Track Road Records
Nils Lofgren DVD/Video:
How to Play Guitar, Instructional Video (1989) Hot Licks Live at Town and Country Club (1991) Castle CMP 6030 Live & Raw (2001) Vision Music Inc. At Rockpalast (2005) inakustik Live Acoustic (2006) MVD/inakustik
Rockpalast NILS LOFGREN - WDR Studio-L K๖ln 18.05.1976
WDR text 1979: Mitch ryder's gig at the Rockpalast was for many a nice surprise. He took a long break, until last year a new album, aptly called:'How i spent my vacation' garnered a lot of attention. Listening to the album, you can tell how fruitfull this 'vacation' must have been. The Rock'n'roll singer Mitch Ryder hails from the 'motorcity' Detroit, which also produced such names as MC5, Bob Seeger and Ted Nugent. His first band was called "Billy Lee and the Rivieras', but that was changed soon. As 'Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels' the band made Music-History. Mitch Ryder is one of the very few white singers, that understands 'R & B' to the T. On stage he is 150% energy and he also seems to have a certain influence on his large number of female fans. the music critic Lillian described him as 'sweaty, barechested, hardrock, bump-and-grind sexualty."
'Mitch Ryder's famous ugly hour'. Even with apparent good mood and planned jam-session beforehand, it looked as if this gig was about to turn into chaos. Shortly before the show a fight broke out backstage and a guitar barely missed Mitch. Even the (non-)interview with Alan Bangs was a disaster. Alan asked and Mitch asked back, totally unrelated. Suddenly mitch turned away to start talking to someone else. Alan turned him back towards the camera and Mitch asked:"have you ever seen 2 dogs fucking in the street?" By now the audience was already partially turned against him. Surprisingly, though, it came to be an incredible show. the band and the band seemed to turn their 'war' into raw energy on stage, which did not hurt their music at all. Rock'n'roll to the finest. Even I was first annoyed about Mitch until i noticed the intensity all of this brought to the songs. When i later on listened to the 'live-cuts' again, i realized, that this was one of the best Rockpalast concerts. A real 'magic night' in the history of the Rockpalast or simply 'The Blues'.
Alan Bangs to this:
A Night To Remember..... from Billy Csernits
......Detroit boys in Germany for the first time.....wow talk about culture shock! We flew into Germany 1 week before the night of the concert. Our record company thought it would be a nice touch if we could get to know your country and enjoy the sights. A very nice thought, but for a fast hard hitting Rock band.....it was WAY TOOOO MUCH IDLE TIME. We were used to "pull up... hit the stage.... and move on to the next city". So after a full week in a 5
Star hotel with great food and "carte blanc"
for everything from room service to message' girls, ........by the time the night of the show came, we were a little on EDGE to say the least. To make things even more surreal, the record company said to us that afternoon at rehearsal..." well boys, we put out for you for the last week......now its your turn to put out for us....you had better not let us down" It was kind of like taking a girl home from the gig and the next morning she says you owe her $100.......are you getting the picture? So the
band, our record execs and Rockpalast staff were waiting down in the lobby of the hotel, ready to take the tour bus over to the venue for the show......and no Mitch to be found. We call the room...no answer......we check the hotel bar...no Mitch...things are getting more tense by the minute....THIS THING HAS TO RUN on schedule.....there are millions of people watching Southside Johnny as we are waiting. Finally the elevator doors open and here he comes........ a half empty bottle of Jack Daniels in his hand and
his hair looking like he had slept on it for 20 hours....all ratted up on one side...then sprayed with so much Hair Spray that it didn't move even as we went into the cool breeze of the night. I knew at that moment we were in for "A Night To Remember"
Mitch Ryder - Vocals
01 Long Hard Road (5'48'') 02 War (7'38'') 03 Nice 'n' Easy (6'46'') 04 Jenny Take A Ride (3'45'') 05 Ain't Nobody White (7'15'') 06 Devil With A Blue Dress On (3'28'') 07 Liberty (4'54'') 08 Dance Ourselves To Death (7'18'') 09 Wicked Messenger (3'19'') 10 Rock 'n' Roll (6'15'') 11 Tough Kid (5'14'') 12 True Love (6'16'') 13 Soul Kitchen (11'32'')
Take A Ride (1966) New Voice 2000 Breakout (1966) Sundazed Records What Now My Love (1967) Dynavoice Sock It To Me (1967) New Voice 2003 Mitch Ryder Sings The Hits (1968) New Voice The Detroit Memphis Experiment (1969) Dot 25936 Detroit (1971) Paramount SPFL 277 How I Spent My Vacation (1979) Line 4.0047 Rock'n'Roll Soul Kitchen (1979) Line 6.20047AE Recorded live at the Rockpalast LP Naked But Not Dead (1980) Line 4.00052 We're Gonna Win (1980) Line Look Ma No Wheels (1981) Quality Live Talkies (1981) Line 5.00002 Never Kick A Sleeping Dog (1983) Mercury 812 517-1 Wheels Of Steel (1983) PRT Legendary Full Moon Concert (1985) Line LRMC-50.007 Rockpalast Konzert ! Red Blood White Mink (1988) Line 5.00030 Best Of (1990) WEA/Atlantic/Rhino 70941 La Gash (1992) Rite Of Passage (1994) Line - mit der Ostberliner Band ENGERLING Devil With A Blue Dress On (1995) Rhino Beautiful Toulang Sunset (1995) Line Got Change For A Million (1995) Line Live At The Logo Hamburg (1996) Line Monkey Island (1999) Line with King Chubby A Dark Caucasian Blues (2004) Buschfunk Devil With Her Blue Dress Off (2005) Music Avenue/Soulfood The Acquitted Idiot (2006) Buschfunk You Deserve My Art (2008) Buschfunk Detroit Ain't Dead Yet (2009) Soulfood Air Harmonie.Live in Bonn (2009) Buschfunk The Promise (2012) The Anthology 1979-1994 (2012) Repertoire Live at Rockpalast (2012) MIG Music 3CDs Live 2012 It's Killing Me (2013) Buschfunk mit Engerling
Mitch Ryder At Rockpalast (2004) inAkustik Live at Rockpalast (2012) MIG Music 2DVD
Mitch Ryder Rockpalast Burg Satzvey 27.02.2004