May 14, 2011

Badfinger - Power Pop with tragic overtones.

Back over to London this week for a concert recorded live at The Paris Theater by Badfinger from August 6, 1972.

One of the great and probably most chaos-ridden bands of the late 60's and 70's. One of the premier bands on the fledgling Apple Records label and certainly one of the bands given the blessing of The Beatles, they had all the earmarks to become an enduring and successful band in the annals of Rock. But bad timing, fortunes and horrific mis-management conspired to create one frustrating scenario after the next resulting in disillusionment, dispair and eventual suicide for two of Badfingers founding members.

But in 1972 they were riding the crest of a very high wave and this concert, recorded by the BBC, gives ample evidence of just how good they were and what they were capable of becoming.

If you've never heard them, now's your chance. If you have heard them, now's the time to get reacquainted.

Here's a rundown of songs performed:

Badfinger - Paris Theater, London - August 8, 1972
1. Better Days
2. Only You Know and I know
3. We're For The Dark
4. Sweet Tuesday Morning
5. Feelin' Alright
6. Take It All
7. Suitcase

Enjoy the weekend. Enjoy the show.


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