NEKTAR - NEW YORK 1977

June 13, 2020 – 6:36 am

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NEKTAR
New York 1977 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Hofstra University, New York, NY; October 18, 1977. Very good WLIR-FM broadcast.

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This is Nektar, on their tour promoting their then-current album, Magic is a Child (1977). However, this was after founding member, guitarist, and lead vocalist, Roye Albrighton, had left the band, and was replaced by Dave Nelson. Because of this, Nektar purists tend to look down on this album and period for the band. This was their first release for Polydor, and it did have a somewhat more slick production, and perhaps a bit more mainstream rock sound (even with bits of power pop thrown in), but still with plenty of progressiveness and eclectic charms, resulting in what I think is just a great rock album.

Personally, I think it is one of Nektar’s very best, my favorite of theirs, and one of the best of that era. Yes, the sound is a bit different, especially with Nelson instead of Albrighton as lead vocalist, but it is a wonderful album, nonetheless. Naysayers should give it another chance (with open ears).

Anyway, So, I was thrilled to find this FM broadcast recording of a show from this tour, featuring many of the songs from Magic is a Child, including ‘Spread Your Wings’, which is just an all-time great straight-up rocker. Good sound on this recording, although it seems to run a bit fast (either that or they just played these songs very fast in concert), as they all are faster here than on record. Anyway, great show.

Unfortunately, this “new” version of Nektar didn’t catch on, and the band split-up in 1978, but with original members Freeman and Albrighton re-forming another “new” version of the band (with new bass and drums) in 1979, although that incarnation was short-lived as well. But then, much later, in 2000, as seems to happen with these progressive rock bands from the ’70s, Freeman and Albrighton re-formed the band yet again (now with Ray Hardwick on drums), and eventually with Moore returning on bass and Larry Fast also joining in on some subsequent albums and tours.

Later, Ron Howden also returned (on drums), and the band continued (with various lineup changes, Albrighton being the only constant throughout) over the next several years, right up until Albrighton’s death in 2016. So, Nektar did live on for many years after their ’70s heyday.

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Thanks to Mike McCann; tonsofsobs; and Lucifer Burns for sharing the show at Dime.

Lineage:
Analog Chrome Bias (Type II) Cassette > JVC KD-V6 Cassette Deck (w/Manual Azmuith Adjust) > TASCAM CD-RW900mkII Professional CD Recorder > CDR
CDR > EAC > WAV > TLH > FLAC
FM Broadcast (WLIR 92.7)

These tracks are no longer available for sharing as they had been officially released.

Track 01. WLIR-FM introduction 0:13
Track 02. Midnight Lite 4:46
Track 03. Train To Nowhere/Remember The Future Pt 2 12:26
Track 04. Away From Asgard 5:09
Track 05. Crying In The Dark/King Of Twilight 11:33
Track 06. Magic Is A Child 3:39
Track 07. Recycled Pt 1 10:24
Track 08. Eerie Lackawanna 2:53
Track 09. Oh Willy/Mr H 8:21
Track 10. On The Run 4:38
Track 11. Spread Your Wings 5:45
70 mins

Lineup:
Allan “Taff” Freeman - keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals
Derek “Mo” Moore - bass, backing vocals
Ron Howden - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Mick Brockett - special effects
Dave Nelson - guitars, lead vocals

Click here to order Nektar releases.

  1. 65 Responses to “NEKTAR - NEW YORK 1977”

  2. Thank you much BigO. I saw Nektar on Nov. 7, 1977 with City Boy at Santa Monica Civic. As with days before the internet I was not aware that Roye Albrighton had left the group. I felt a bit deceived but it was still a fun & exciting evening and I’m now looking forward to giving this a listen.

    By sking on Jun 13, 2020

  3. How about some Mahogany Rush?

    By Darth Plastic on Jun 13, 2020

  4. Hey Anti , this shit sounds like a poor dudes Styx .

    By Derrick on Jun 13, 2020

  5. We want real classic rock , not this shit . Some Led Zep or Cactus would hit the spot

    By Derrick on Jun 13, 2020

  6. Also some Pink Floyd , Deep Purple and Sabbath would be good too

    By Derrick on Jun 13, 2020

  7. Get with the motherfuckin program

    By Derrick on Jun 13, 2020

  8. Derrick - yawnnnn. Same old BS comments. If you wanna listen to “classic rock” and nothing else the YOU need to get with the program and look elsewhere Instead of thinking this is your own personal music site and “fuck everybody else”

    By Anti idiot on Jun 13, 2020

  9. Don’t forget I’m just a dic

    By Derrick on Jun 13, 2020

  10. Hey BigO: Love Nektar, but be careful with this one…it is a legitimate release on the Magic Is A Child re-issue. Would love to see more from these guys, though!

    By Zandolf on Jun 13, 2020

  11. Im also a dic that is obsessed with dic

    By U L E on Jun 13, 2020

  12. This has been released by the band Zandolf is correct

    By Babinga on Jun 13, 2020

  13. Twernt me above . Nuther fake

    By U L E on Jun 13, 2020

  14. Rumor has it this was a band of one Big Un and four Average Uns

    By U L E on Jun 13, 2020

  15. The drummer being the Big Un

    By U L E on Jun 13, 2020

  16. I can believe that . Practically every drummer I ever screwed had a huge Dic . Don Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad comes to mind . Don’t know what it is about drummers . Most have horse dics.

    By Pam Des Barris on Jun 14, 2020

  17. What Pam said . Drummers are enormous.

    By Groupie Chick Traci on Jun 14, 2020

  18. I thought hand size determined Coc size . That’s what Dee Dee says . Drummers must have big hands .

    By C Tony on Jun 14, 2020

  19. Last night our bathroom caught on fire. Luckily we got it out before it reached the house.

    By Derrick on Jun 14, 2020

  20. Traci and Pam, I used to be a drummer.

    By swappers on Jun 14, 2020

  21. David Duke is now Derrick’s Big O loverboy.
    Oh well. I was sick of this fucked up site anyway. Go ahead and keep suckin’ each other’s di¢ks, boys. You deserve each other. I’m outa here.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jun 14, 2020

  22. That ain’t Anti . It’s another motherfuckin, Dic suckin, coon and hi Yeller lovin Jew bastard name hijacker

    By Derrick on Jun 14, 2020

  23. Probably marches wit them coon protesters and other what I call white coons

    By Derrick on Jun 14, 2020

  24. Hey Anti / DD , them coon monkeys is out of control man . That cop shot the coon in Atlanta and now all he’ll is breaking loose. I’m sure we’ll hear from Reverend Al again. That skinny necked bug eyed monkey

    By Derrick on Jun 14, 2020

  25. That coon has a neck like ET and his fuckin head is twice the normal size of most folks . Funny looking little coon fuck . Always stirrin up shit .

    By Derrick on Jun 14, 2020

  26. Imagine what that skinny neck would look like wit Officer Chauvins knee on it . Them bug eyes would be poppin out of his skull

    By Derrick on Jun 14, 2020

  27. That coon monkey in Atlanta grabbed the officers taser and tried to use it on him when the cop shot his monkey ass . Self defense. He should have yessa Mr Officer sir and did what he was told like a good boy , just like Floyd shouda. What’s wit these fuckin coons tryin to argue and fight the cops ? Especially white cops ? They should know better .

    By Derrick on Jun 14, 2020

  28. It ain’t gonna end well for em when they argue and fight with white cops . Now that outstanding young white Officer is fired and probly will get prosecuted like Chauvin did . And his name and picture is all over the Internet . Just doin his fuckin job . It’s shameful

    By Derrick on Jun 14, 2020

  29. It’s fucked up derrick . This country is going to hell in a hand basket. These black apes are savages, but I’m no fan of cops either . Most are sadistic mental cases with a Dirty Harry / Clint Eastwood complex .

    By HHH on Jun 14, 2020

  30. If you want a realistic portrayal of the life of cops on the street watch The Shield . Sadistic , corrupt cops run amok . Michael Chicklus stars and is outstanding in his role as the ultimate sadistic rouge cop . Very realistic.

    By HHH on Jun 14, 2020

  31. The debate rages . Do black apes behave this way because of cops ? Or do cops behave that way because of the apes ? A little of both I would guess . Cops kill more whites than black apes statistically speaking . So they are out of control.

    By HHH on Jun 14, 2020

  32. If the apes had their own communities instead of all this melting pot bullshit it wouldn’t be as bad . Black crime wasn’t as bad in the fifties, sixties , before LBJ forced this intergration beast upon us . Black areas patrolled by black cops would ease the tension.

    By HHH on Jun 14, 2020

  33. At least they should have one black cop In every patrol car instead of two whites . That would take some of the racial element out of it . If a black cop kills another black ape . There goes the race angle .

    By HHH on Jun 14, 2020

  34. Translation is that race mixing is wrong and dosent work . Separate the damn races and tensions would ease . But we all know it’s not happening. Way too late for that now . So we’re doomed .

    By HHH on Jun 14, 2020

  35. That’s a good idea . Let nigger cops arrest niggers . Keep white cops out of it . Whites with whites blacks with blacks . Makes sense. Which is why they won’t do it .

    By Nelson on Jun 14, 2020

  36. Hey HHH and Nelson… I said the same thing 4 days ago bout white cops with whitey and nigger cops with spooks…..
    Nelson the best solution is and always be segregation. The spades were happy more than whitey. They hate us more than whitey. Niggers wants to be left alone and they should be. Let them rob beat kill each other and breed with their baby mamas. let us white folk leave in peace and harmony. Nigger police force for the niggers and white police for whitey

    By David Duke on Jun 10, 2020

    By David Duke on Jun 14, 2020

  37. We need a congressman that has the huevos of Bull Balls Connor, Lester Maddox, Ross Barnett and George Wallace. The problem is all the bleeding hearts will shoot the idea down for segregation. I’m all for it. America will a better place

    By David Duke on Jun 14, 2020

  38. I want to keep it respectable. I don’t want it near schools. I don’t want it sold to children! That’s an infamia. In my city, we’d keep the traffic to the Dark People, the Coloreds - they’re animals anyway, so let them lose their souls.

    FROM THE GODFATER

    By David Duke on Jun 14, 2020

  39. Sorry, I meant FROM THE GODFARTER

    By David Duke on Jun 14, 2020

  40. I need huevos on my chin and jizz on my gullet.

    By David Duke on Jun 14, 2020

  41. I suck peckers. Human, animal, I don’t care.

    By David Duke on Jun 14, 2020

  42. David Duke is now Derrick’s Big O loverboy. Oh well. I was sick of this fucked up site anyway. Go ahead and keep suckin’ each other’s di¢ks, boys. You deserve each other. I’m outa here.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jun 15, 2020

  43. David Duke is now Derrick’s Big O loverboy. Oh well. I was sick of this fucked up site anyway. Go ahead and keep suckin’ each other’s di¢ks, boys. You deserve each other. I’m outa here.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jun 15, 2020

  44. David Duke is now my Big O co¢ksucking and assfucking loverboy . I am so thrilled . We’re gonna go ahead and keep fuckin’ each other’s asses and sucking each other’s co¢ks, boys . We deserve each other . Get the fuck outa here Anti

    By Derrick on Jun 15, 2020

  45. Saw the video of the Atlanta shooting . First cop tried to reason with the ape . He put up a fight when second cop arrived. Grabbed a taser and tried to use it on cops .

    By HHH on Jun 15, 2020

  46. Can’t blame the cops for this one . Ape was resisting arrest and assaulting cops . Don’t see them getting convicted . Different than the Floyd case .

    By HHH on Jun 15, 2020

  47. The Floyd case is serious police murder and I submit that those fuckers should all be hung for it. Saw the video and I cried like a baby. I’m not really racist - I just pretend to be so Derrick will keep sucking my di¢k.

    By HHH on Jun 15, 2020

  48. Those white apes carrying confederate flags around should all be shot like dogs. Juneteenth needs to be a NATIONAL HOLIDAY!!!!

    By HHH on Jun 15, 2020

  49. Derrick and David can have their co¢ksucking and assfucking fun - I can handle things all by myself…if you get my drift.

    By HHH on Jun 15, 2020

  50. I may be a little light in the loafers but that Derrick - he is a real faggott.

    By HHH on Jun 15, 2020

  51. And David Dookie - well his name says it all. He’s just a coprophagiaic sicko. He likes to lick shit off co¢ks.

    By HHH on Jun 15, 2020

  52. Listen here triple h - David Duke is now my Big O co¢ksucking and assfucking loverboy . I am so thrilled . We’re gonna go ahead and keep fuckin’ each other’s asses and sucking each other’s co¢ks, boys . We deserve each other . Get the fuck outa here 3h

    By Derrick on Jun 15, 2020

  53. Me n Dukey is gettin married. From now on I’m Derrick Duke. I want to have his baby!

    By Derrick on Jun 15, 2020

  54. HHH, that nigger in atlanta deserved to be shot. he was high on heroin and booze. thats why he fell asleep on the take out line. Then the nigger resisted. he got what he deserved. The cops did their job ma. Shoot em all I say. BTW, the fuckin retard comments are hysterical. its gotta be mark or his other aliases. lol

    By David Duke on Jun 15, 2020

  55. If the nigger would just keep their big blue gums and mouth shut everythin will be aight. They have no one to blame but themselves. Niggers feel they have to have the final say. just comply jungle bunny

    By David Duke on Jun 15, 2020

  56. David Duke. You’re such a little pussy.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jun 15, 2020

  57. Miaow, miaow…

    By David Duke on Jun 15, 2020

  58. Yes David . It’s the modern day hip hop in your face attitude with the cops that gets these black apes killed . Just do what the officers say . Simple as that .

    By HHH on Jun 15, 2020

  59. That said . Black cops handling and arresting black apes would remove the racist angle . As I’ve said many times , races weren’t meant to be forced on each other .

    By HHH on Jun 15, 2020

  60. Black cops dealing with the apes , and white cops dealing with the whites , and this racist shit would subside . The apes would have to come up with other excuses to behave like savages.

    By HHH on Jun 15, 2020

  61. We need to go back to segregation. Whites and black apes would be much better off .

    By HHH on Jun 15, 2020

  62. I agree with H . Give the niggers , Mexicans , Muslims , indians, Chinese etc their own sections of the country.

    By Nelson on Jun 15, 2020

  63. Like say Louisiana, it’s mostly niggers there anyway.

    By Nelson on Jun 15, 2020

  64. I say send them back to Africa . That’s where they came from .

    By J W Milan on Jun 15, 2020

  65. I wish our fucking ancestors would of left these monkeys in the jungles in Africa. Funny thing ius their own tribal chiefs were selling slaves to the white europeans. Im sure they had no idea the niggers would evolve into dreadlock, hip hop looting fuckin thugs

    By David Duke on Jun 15, 2020

  66. Too late for segregation H. Lester Maddox, Ross Barnett, Bull Connor and George Wallace had the common sense to keep us segregated but that texas mother LBJ fucked it all up

    By David Duke on Jun 15, 2020

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