December 6, 2013 – 5:08 am

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Japan 1986 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Prince Hotel, Karuizawa, Japan; June 1, 1986. Excellent FM broadcast (?)

Thanks to WKDC for sharing the tracks on the net in 2004; and to bluebomber for keeping the show alive at Dime.

WKDC noted:

Thought I’d upload some Jeff Beck… together with Santana and Steve Lukather in a one-time-only, open-air jam in Japan.  I’m sure you Jeff Beck fans are familiar with this show (although the “Flash” album of which this tour was in support is widely regarded as his worst ever - not the guitar work, but those annoying ’80s tunes with even more annoying vocals)… but nevertheless, Jeff won a Grammy with the instrumental track “Flash” in 1987. Here Jeff showed both Carlos and Steve just what this “flash” is all about…

Thanks also to Progcd54 for the artwork.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro/Primera Invasion 4:51 (8.2MB)
Track 102. Black Magic Woman 3:31 (5.6MB)
Track 103. Open Invitations 6:56 (11.6MB)
Track 104. Starcycle 4:21 (7.3MB)
Track 105. Cause We Ended As Lovers 4:35 (7.7MB)
Track 106. Wild Thing 4:39 (7.8MB)
Track 107. Freeway Jam 7:55 (13.3MB)
Track 108. Going Down 4:55 (8.3MB)
Track 109. Escape 5:34 (9.4MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Super Boogies 5:06 (8.6MB)
Track 202. Lotus Blues 6:01 (10.1MB)
Track 203. People Get Ready 5:53 (9.9MB)
Track 204. Johnny Be Good 7:00 (11.8MB)
Track 205. Love Will 4:37 (7.8MB)
Track 206. Ambitious 5:35 (9.4MB)
Track 207. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat 1:26 (2.4MB)
Track 208. Stop, Look and Listen 4:46 (8.0MB)
Track 209. Blue Wind 6:30 (10.9MB)

Steve Lukather - guitar
Carlos Santana - guitar
Jeff Beck - guitar

Jeff Beck’s band:
Jan Hammer - keyboards
Simon Phillips - drums
Jimmy Hall - vocals, saxophone
Doug Wimbish  - bass

Santana’s band:
George Miles - vocals
Chester Thompson - keyboards
Armando Peraza - congas
Orestes Vilato - timbales
Tom Coster - keyboards
Graham Lear - drums
Paul Rekow - percussion

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  1. 45 Responses to “JEFF BECK, SANTANA, STEVE LUKATHER - JAPAN 1986”

  2. Thanks so much! As noted, the Flash album is probably Jeff Beck’s worst….a lot of awful songs and vocals. But you still have his great guitar throughout, and a few standout tunes like People Get Ready.

    By JB on Dec 6, 2013

  3. By the way, it is the track “Escape” that won a Grammy.

    By JB on Dec 6, 2013

  4. Thankx! Loved Stop,Look,Listen as I do all of Flash (prob’ly one of his best).Great Vocals from Jimmy Hall as well.

    By Constructive Criticism and Friendly Advice on Dec 6, 2013

  5. cons/crit/and/frien/adv/…there is a two disc
    set of outtakes etc from flash that is worth tracking down if you enjoyed that release.

    By sluggo on Dec 6, 2013

  6. i think guitar shop is worse.

    By darth on Dec 7, 2013

  7. Darth, I have a lot or respect for your opinion, and have a mid-western version of maybe two years of doing a sliver of what you’ve done, in my case photographing main acts for a newspaper when they played Kansas City, but still I will have to respectfully disagree with your thoughts on Guitar Shop. It gets play in Thompson. Be well.


    By James on Dec 7, 2013

  8. i think guitar shop is worse.

    that`s because you don`t play and have no idea how difficult Beck music is to recreate.
    He `s not out to please just you darth, in fact lately most of his shows are well attended by other guitar players trying to get a good look at what he magically does with a piece of wood and 6 strings.

    By sluggo on Dec 7, 2013

  9. James, if youve photographed bands and been paid for it then youre miles ahead of darth.

    By barth on Dec 7, 2013

  10. The singer of Santana must be Buddy Miles! Stephan from Berlin

    By stephan on Dec 7, 2013


    By dropkick sarge on Dec 7, 2013


    By dropkick sarge on Dec 7, 2013

  13. This show again? We must be running out of hot shows. Yes, my German friend, fat slob Buddy the junkie Miles does a vocal here as I recall. This video has been in circulation since the advent of 1980’s.

    By rich on Dec 7, 2013

  14. Thanks, BigO! Nice to finally have the audio tracks to this show, which, as commented above has been out on YouTube for many years. Keep them coming BigO!

    By walter on Dec 7, 2013

  15. i think guitar shop is worse.

    har-dee-har-har darth you`re such a dunce.
    hard to like what you don`t understand. UNDERSTAND ?

    By dropkick sarge on Dec 7, 2013

  16. intersting list of jeff beck guest appearances with videos.

    By sluggo on Dec 7, 2013

  17. George Allen “Buddy” Miles (1947-2008). The nickname came from an aunt in honor of Buddy Rich. While the quality of his work was erratic, at his best he was part of some fine music indeed. Anyone Mike Jeffery didn’t like is OK in my book.

    By drkrick on Dec 10, 2013


    By darth on Dec 19, 2013

  19. james - i just think if i was to put all his albums in a pile of best to worst… guitar shop wouldnt be on top. blow by blow and wired would be on top. truth and beckola would be just under those. im not saying any of his work isnt great. im saying of all his work some is more accessible than others. the more jazzier and less melodic it is the harder it is to grasp. anyone who has been really listening to him for nearly 50 yrs or even 40 or 30 or 20 for that matter… knows what im trying to say. he has the right to do whatever he wants to. i have the right to enjoy and say what i like too. for me that album was his worst. that was the album he had just done when he was touring with stevie ray vaughan in 89 in a coheadlining thing. they got together for the encore and did goin down. mtv had one performance from chicago. im sure its on youtube. its not the best version but its the best quality one there was from that tour for sure. it also isnt the first time the 2 of them jammed together either. the cbs convention in hawaii in 84 came first. course srv died a yr later in 90.

    as for taking pics of them together.. sadly i was lied to when i actually got my tickets for the garden. the woman said i was in the 6th row. she should have told me the truth. i was in the 6th row… from the back. i tried to take a few pics of the 2 of them with a telephoto lens but i was too far away and too many ppl in the way. i rarely was ever that far away at concerts but shit happens. i never liked going to stadiums arenas and such. i always prefered clubs. thats one reason why. at least from 1980 thru 95.

    and its ok to disagree with someone and still respect their opinion. i disagree with many people all the time whom i respect. it depends on how they present themselves and their opinion and if they attack me and my opinion. thats not the proper way to handle a discussion. anyone with any semblence of intelligence knows this. if everyone agreed with everyone what a boring world this would be. but when it comes to facts there is no disagreeing.

    but yes james.. as my ignorant name-mocking ‘friend’ points out u are miles ahead of me. while i made money doing what i did.. i didnt get paid for it the way u did. i had to work very hard to make even a dime at what i did. i did it as a hobby which i turned into a means of surviving and in some ways i made huge money at it. i took 100s of 1000s of pics traveling from nyc to phila sf la boston nj etc etc. i took pics mostly off stage but some onstage too. he seems to think he knows more about my life than even i do. i dont know how but hey.. u could listen to him tell it or u could listen to the facts.

    By darth on Dec 20, 2013

  20. darth i made a statement based on your endless sordid personal revelations here which u just confirmed as a fact.

    “i did it as a hobby”
    hobbies dont pay very well if ever.

    “in some ways i made huge money at it.”
    sales are what make huge money not delusions of grandeur.

    “i took 100s of 1000s of pics”
    pics in storage dont generate income.

    thems the facts jack. youre a hack. u dont have the knack. sales u lack. u should pack. babe nice rack u sure are stacked! darth youre wack. are u on crack?

    By barth on Dec 20, 2013

  21. as always u took part of one line of what i said out of context. i dont know why u ignored the rest of the things i said. at the time when i had first started taking pics i barely knew what i was doing and i wasnt very good altho way better than what it seems most ppl do. many ppl shoot the top of peoples heads without asking them to look up. thats a hint to anyone out there who wants to start taking pics of celebs or rock stars. at least call their names and wait til they look up before snapping the pics. if u dont think u will want the pic u are taking and want to blow it up to 8×10.. dont snap it. back when taking pics was done with film.. this was important because u didnt want to waste it. u also didnt want to waste battery power and wait for them to regenerate cuz they might not stand there long enough for u to get another shot. so every second mattered. u may only get one or 2 shots so u had to make sure not to waste them.

    very often my hobby did support me and more. u have no idea how well i did what i did or anything about it or me. as i mentioned.. in the beginning i wasnt very good so of course those pics might not have sold anyway altho i learned very quickly how to take pics that would be what i wanted and therefore what others would want. this didnt take more than a few weeks if not days. literally.
    but i wasnt in it for the money. in fact.. i was supporting the hobby. it was a short while before the hobby was supporting itself and then me.
    of course sales make money. i didnt and dont have delusions of grandeur or any other type.
    careful your eyes are turning an evil shade of green again.
    theyre in storage now. they werent always in storage. they got there in july 02. i made money on them from 1980-02. and ill make money with them again. u must be missing something. altho i cant figure out why u are so obsessed with me.
    u dont have that many facts jerk.. i mean jack. u only think u do. i dont know why u call me a hack. i did and do have the knack. i didnt and wont once again have the lack in sales. i even had them up til july 02. why would i pack? the last few rhymes dont make any sense. its a pity that u are so desperate.

    By darth on Dec 20, 2013

  22. desperate is ferreting through old posts and replying to my 13 day old witticism just to get me to acknowledge your meager existence.

    “i dont know why u ignored the rest of the things i said.”
    it was your usual tommyrot.

    “but i wasnt in it for the money.”
    then u suck-ceeded. u didnt have $15 for two tapes and postage for lester chambers.

    “altho i cant figure out why u are so obsessed with me.”
    u are the one who replied to me 13 days later. youre the overlord of obsession. the superman of stalking.

    By barth on Dec 20, 2013

  23. youre the overlord of obsession. the superman of stalking.

    and the wastrel of wasted words.

    By teeny bopper on Dec 20, 2013

  24. i actually came here to post the link about becks next album. then i scrolled up to see what i had missed in postings. i didnt care about the dates of the postings and if i dont come to the site every 5 mins like u do to make sure i dont miss anything that i have to comment on and respond to that the darth says because god forbid something should get by and omg.. how could u survive without having something to say about something i said.

    youre the one trying to get me to acknowledge your worthless existence here.. not vice versa. youre a fucking worthless piece of shit without a life who has nothing better to do. u have proven this for several years now.

    at the time les chambers wanted the 2 tapes i wasnt making money and i wasnt taking pics. i had spent all i had and i had lost a great deal in various experiences i had gone thru. i had just ended a marriage and i wasnt in a position to fork out money for someone else to own recordings. it isnt my job to contribute to his or anyone elses collection. he could have covered the cost of the tapes and shipping. he chose not to. if he didnt think it was worth it why should i? he was the one who wanted them. they were for him. if he who would be obtaining the items didnt feel owning the items was worth the cost of shipping them and the blanks they were on.. why would i (who was taking him at his word that he was who he said he was of course) put out this money that i didnt even have as i said for him? and again as i said i didnt have it to do this.
    this isnt to say that my income from the sales of my photos when i sold my work wasnt good. i didnt sell them a lot in 94-00. i took a break at that time. i started again in late 2000 til june 02. i had other things going on in my life.
    btw.. it wasnt $15 for the tapes. i dont recall saying that #. i recall saying $10.

    the amount of days between what u posted and my comments doesnt matter. i didnt see what u said til the other day. i dont race thru all the recent items looking to see if u said anything to me that needs a responses. thats your job. fucking idiot.

    By darth on Dec 20, 2013

  25. btw… for santana fans.. today only -

    By darth on Dec 20, 2013

  26. cursing darth returns with the holiday spirit and his nose is red! oh wait thats from drinking holiday spirits…

    “youre a fucking worthless piece of shit without a life who has nothing better to do.”
    said the pathetic lonely wretch who comments here at 10pm saturday night.

    “at the time les chambers….”
    blah blah blah yadda yadda boring claptrap rubbish.

    “i had just ended a marriage”
    she dumped your sorry ass.

    “i didnt sell them a lot in 94-00.”
    because they sucked.

    “i had other things going on in my life.”
    rifling thru jaggers trash.

    “fucking idiot.”
    santas watching darth. ho ho ho!

    By barth on Dec 21, 2013

  27. …”youre a fucking worthless piece of shit without a life who has nothing better to do…”


    By dropkick sarge on Dec 21, 2013

  28. darth must have dropped a yule log in his pants! ho ho ho!!

    By barth on Dec 21, 2013

  29. Does darth’s language sound familiar?
    Of course it does, because it’s what the little man yells in this video.
    More proof that the little man is, in fact, darth.

    By Innocent Bystander on Dec 21, 2013

  30. heres darths self-portrait. its one way to stop his cursing codswallop.

    By barth on Dec 21, 2013

  31. Sorry -I didn’t mean all that.

    And barf and dropkick are no friends of mine either.

    By InnocentBystander on Dec 21, 2013

  32. darth the funny thing that you simply don`t seem to grasp is everyone believes the opposite of what you say.
    You say you don`t look over old posts and reply to old comments , then we know you say you do this or that, we know the opposite is true. You would be better off lying to get your warped points across. Perhaps in the new year you will have an epiphany and start behaving like a decent and rational human being.Would that be too much to ask?
    Quit yelling, ranting and swearing, you come off like a spoiled little brat , is that your objective?
    man up !
    dare ya. you`d be amazed at the results.

    By dropkick sarge on Dec 21, 2013

  33. youre right again sarge. the torchbearer of trite claims to ignore what his alleged “harassers” write but feels the need to respond to a 13 day old comment. im sure anyone else who read my bon mot forgot it by the morrow. once again a week of peace and quiet is ruined by potentate of profanity. perhaps next time ill ignore the nabob of neediness.

    By barth on Dec 22, 2013

  34. dropdead… actually u dont know anything of the sort. for example.. what u claim here isnt true. i dont do what u said. as i said.. i posted a link and then scrolled up. i only look at the ten available postings at the top right corner of this screen. there are times when in order to post a comment on an appropriate page.. that isnt current i will search one out such as say a beatles one when i wish to post a link to a beatles story for example.. and ill put a link in as my comment.. and ill notice that within the last few postings there might have been one to me that i never saw. perhaps there were more than ten comments since it was posted pushing it beyond the scope of the 10 in the above right corner of this screen. still with me? that means i wouldnt have seen it unless i came back to this site constantly and checked as often as the assholes who have nothing better to do than harass me. u know the type. kinda like u. people who have nothing else going on in their lives who feel that jumping on bandwagons is acceptable and normal. just do u know.. it isnt normal. it isnt acceptable. and u are still an asshole.

    i dont go looking for old postings. i came to the old page where i found a posting by that other idiot who created a name to mock mine and i posted a link. then i posted a larger comment after seeing some previous comments that i had missed for the reasons i have just explained to u. whether or not u believe them isnt my problem. all i can do is tell u how it is. the rest is your problem. i cant spend all my time trying to convince u of things u have it set in stone to disbelieve. and why would i? what would be the point? u just disbelieve me because i said them. if someone else said the same things u would believe them. it doesnt matter what it is being said. its not the information itself u have a problem with. that is what makes u an idiot and an asshole.

    By darth on Dec 22, 2013

  35. my penis is so small my own mother thought i was a girl until puberty. i masturbate about once every few months and even then it takes hours.

    By darth on Dec 22, 2013

  36. btw sarge i hope u were able to find those chuck e. weiss and/or top jimmy cds. that’s some fine fine super fine music.

    By barth on Dec 22, 2013

  37. barth…no such luck yet on those discs..but you know the hunt is a lotta fun and i will track them down
    merry christmas bro,have a tune and a cool one on me .

    By dropkick sarge on Dec 22, 2013

  38. well if you don’t find it,no big deal. Who cares?

    By barth on Dec 22, 2013

  39. same to u sarge have a great holiday! sluggo u do the same my good man!

    By barth on Dec 22, 2013

  40. Hey, Sluggo….thanks for the JB guest links you posted. Very cool. As a long time Jeff fan, I have owned most of them, but there were a few surprises in there.

    By Walter on Apr 6, 2014

  41. “if everyone agreed with everyone what a boring world this would be. but when it comes to facts there is no disagreeing.”

    what a great quote by mr. ego ignorant Darth back in December…so mr smarty pants why doesnt this apply to you & your misinformation of the kent state facts…?

    everyone is still waiting on you to cite your source of misinformation where you are just plain wrong on the facts!!!

    so lets get this straight you can’t disagree with the facts…and the fact is you still can’t cite your source & the other fact is you are definitaely not man enough to simply say “im wrong i fucked up sorry”…

    the fact is YOURE AN IDIOT LOSER….!!!

    but have a great day you little 2yr old child ok?…

    By Jerry's Finger on Apr 6, 2014

  42. Why is there such hatred on this page? Jesus….what’s the matter with all of you, anyway? Get an F-ing life, trolls! I come here for the MUSIC. Sometimes, I find really helpful comments (thanks, Sluggo), but I am always appalled by the Darth-bashing that takes place on these pages. Grow the f up, people. Why does every freaking thing he posts enrage you so much? God damn it……you can’t help yourselves from jumping all over this guy. Maybe it’s time to evolve a bit. Move the fuck on with your lives already. The music is great. Thank you, BigO for posting it. And for giving these hateful losers a forum for attacking each other.

    By Walter on Apr 8, 2014

  43. Walter, you’re absolutely right. Many of us have pled for civility over the last years to little avail. When someone thinks it’s funny to wish brain cancer on someone, the haters’ cheap shots say everything about the poster and nothing about the subject of the hatred. The more they mindlessly crucify someone, the more they sanctify him. Does it really require maturity and self-control to just ignore? I wish there were some means of administrative discipline, but I’ve no doubt that BigO is busy enough gathering and sharing this extraordinary variety of music.

    But that’s free speech for ya.

    By lowendbill on Apr 8, 2014

  44. ty walter. and of course lowendbill.
    i dont know why the posting by some idiot using my name back on dec 22nd wasnt removed but maybe bigo staff just didnt notice it.

    i dont see anything in jerry’s posting that needs a response. what he says.. says more about him than me. id be so embarrassed if i was him. but then ive been watching a few of his postings and clearly there isnt much there we are dealing with. its not as if he has a point of view worth noting. someone yelling at others that theyre wrong doesnt really hold up too well. im half expecting him to say ‘oh yeah?’ and ‘your mother!’

    maybe if we all ignore him he’ll get bored and find another site to infest with his stupidity.

    By darth on Apr 8, 2014

  45. Hello, Walter. Why is there darth bashing? Read these comments and you’ll see:

    By Dingus on Apr 8, 2014

  46. hey Darthy…


    who’s the embarrassment…? you have the temerity to utter that about any body here…? you of all prople…after all the shit you have posted…the 1 billion words you’ve wasted by typing nonsense…? your winded blow fest gets you nowhere…where as the least words say the most & loudest sometimes so…


    you are the child…!!!

    but have a good day Darthy…!!!

    By Jerry's Finger on Apr 8, 2014

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