Newstalgia Backstage Weekend Double Bill with Foreigner, live in Studio - July 1, 1977 and reformed Spanish Indie Band Sexy Sadie, live at the Sonorama 2011 Festival, outside Madrid, Spain - August 13, 2011.
August 14, 2011

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Foreigner - stalwarts of Arena Rock in the 70's.


A double Bill this week - first up is a live in-studio concert from radio station WKQX in Chicago from July 1, 1977 by Foreigner. One of the staples of Arena Rock and AOR FM Radio in the 1970's, Foreigner are still around and touring today with a string of hits and multi-platinum albums to their credit.

But this gig is from their early period and a reminder of what the excitement was all about way back then.

Chicago WKQX Radio Broadcast
Date: July 01, 1977
Mantra Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA
01 - Long, Long Way From Home
02 - I Need You
03 - Mick Interview
04 - Woman Oh Woman
05 - The Damage Is Done
06 - Headknocker
07 - Fool For You Anyway
08 - Starrider
09 - Feels Like The First Time
Foreigner:
Lou Gramm - Vocals
Mick Jones- Guitar, vocals
Al Greenwood - Keys
Ed Gagliardi - Bass
Ian McDonald - Guitar, Keys, vocals
Dennis Eilliot - Drums

And for you Adventurous types . . . .

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Sexy Sadie. One of Spain's most influential Indie bands, back together after a three year hiatus.


Sexy Sadie, one of the premier Indie Bands to come out of Spain, performed a reunion set at the Sonorama Festival 2011, located north of Madrid in Aranda de Dureo and was recorded by RNE just yesterday. Having formed in 1992 and achieving huge popularity in Spain and throughout Europe, Sexy Sadie took a break in 2007 after putting out six successful albums and reunited last year, releasing a new album and hitting the Festival circuit this summer. FYI, the band sings in English so there's no need to brush up on your Spanish, unless you want to get the full flavor of the comments between songs. In any event, a good set by a great band and another highlight from the countless festivals popping up all over Europe this Summer.

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