SPIRIT - CAMDEN, NJ 1990

December 15, 2012 – 4:32 am

ED CASSIDY R.I.P. 1923-2012

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SPIRIT
Camden, NJ 1990 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Cooper River Park be-in, Camden, New Jersey; September 23, 1990. Good to fairly good audience recording.

On December 6, 2012, (drummer) Ed Cassidy, one of the founding members of prog-rock group, Spirit, died of cancer in San Jose, CA at the age of 89. And with his passing, the group has formally entered the history books. Randy California had drowned in 1997. California had legally acquired the band name Spirit in 1974 and he and stepfather Cassidy had stuck together till his death.

Thanks to zombiwoof for keeping the Spirit alive at Dime. zombiwoof noted: “Mr Skin was played as first encore, not included.”

Source:
Audience Master: Sony d6c/NAK 700 mics > denon hd8 100 >
Sony hx pro/audio source eq one > philips cdr 775 >
Eac > Audacity > Flac 8

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Track 01. (intro) 0:46 (1.0MB)
Track 02. Like A Rolling Stone 6:18 (8.6MB)
Track 03. (banter) 0:56 (1.2MB)
Track 04. Fresh Garbage 5:58 (8.2MB)
Track 05. (banter) 0:56 (1.2MB)
Track 06. Logical Answers 2:49 (3.8MB)
Track 07. (banter) 1:34 (2.1MB)
Track 08. Ship Of Fools 4:47 (6.5MB)
Track 09. (banter) 0:56 (1.2MB)
Track 10. Animal Zoo 4:17 (5.9MB)
Track 11. Burning Love 3:58 (5.4MB)
Track 12. (banter) 0:46 (1.0MB)
Track 13. Tent Of Miracles 3:12 (4.4MB)
Track 14. Hey Joe 5:32 (7.6MB)
Track 15. Got A Line On You 3:45 (5.1MB)
Track 16. (banter) 0:23 (541k)
Track 17. Deep In This Land 4:11 (5.7MB)

Lineup:
Randy California - guitar/vox
Mike Nile - bass/vox
Ed Cassidy - drums

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  1. 9 Responses to “SPIRIT - CAMDEN, NJ 1990”

  2. Thanks, Biggo!! Will miss Mr. Skin and Randy both.

    By paul schomer on Dec 15, 2012

  3. LISTEN UP AMERICA. THE WORLD IS WATCHING RIGHT NOW.
    ENEMIES WILL POINT FINGERS AND BLAME OUR LEADERS AND POLITICS .

    LET US NOT GIVE WAY TO TAUNTS AND JEERS BUT INSTEAD WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS COUNTRY AND POSSIBLY THIS WORLD A SAFER PLACE NOT JUST FOR CHILDREN BUT FOR EVERYONE.
    GOD BLESS THOSE VICTIMS TODAY.

    By DROPKICKSARGE on Dec 15, 2012

  4. Thanks! Ed and Randy we Love You all!

    By dead-head-udo on Dec 15, 2012

  5. Certainly one of the greatest bands of all time. Ed and Randy and the others as well.First lp as well as Clear real favorites of mine.Phil

    By phil winans on Dec 15, 2012

  6. Aw dang, I could (and have) write pages about Spirit and how they were one of the true “progressive” bands of the late 60s and 70s. Learning of the passing of Cassidy puts a bit of a downer on the day.

    I first saw Spirit in 1968. They were the opening act for Blood, Sweat & Tears at the Alexandria (Virginia) Roller Rink. I had never heard of the band, but by the time the show was over, they had immediately become my favorite band.

    They remain my favorite band to this day. The last time I saw them play was in 1993. This was the same lineup listed on this ROIO. I got a t-shirt they all signed and have it to this day. I’ve never worn it. Randy, Ed and Mike took the time to talk to fans after the show and seemed to be in no hurry to bail.

    As a musician of some 40+ years, I also acknowledge that Ed Cassidy was by far one of the most talented drummers in rock, as well as jazz. His playing was intricate, often understated, and always a key component of the music. I understand he was still playing well into his 80s.

    R.I.P. Ed

    And thanks BigO for the download.

    By Just Fred on Dec 16, 2012

  7. Thank you Big O Amigos. For many years Spirit’s recordings provided a soundtrack to life in Thompson. Now they are really gone, I will miss them, but will sonicly honor their memory this weekend at sunset. Be well and Merry Christmas.

    As always,

    James

    By James on Dec 18, 2012

  8. SPIRIT Ruled! They kept the faith, alway rocked and will live on. Where’s the book and did the Sarge have the wrong website?

    By Reeech on Dec 18, 2012

  9. REEEECH , I APPRECIATE THE CONCERN I MERELY WAS STATING THE OBVIOUS AFTER THE INFAMOUS COWARDLY CHILD AND TEACHER MURDERS AND DIDN`T KNOW WHERE ELSE TO COMMENT .

    By DROPKICK SARGE on Dec 19, 2012

  10. I’m glad I’m not alone in thinking Spirit was one of the finest groups ever. THeir first albums turned my head around .Lucky you saw them live in 1968 Fred.

    By john mitchell on Jan 6, 2013

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