August 3, 2014 – 5:06 am

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Chicago 1979 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the International Ampitheatre, Chicago, IL; December 28, 1979. Very good FM broadcast.

From the bubblegum hit, Hang On Sloopy, to performing with Edgar and Johnny Winter; Todd Rundgren and Steely Dan, as well as being a solo artiste, guitarist Rick Derringer has certainly carved a wide swathe of rock for himself. And as if he couldn’t go more leftfield, there was Patti Smith providing the lyrics for Hold (on All American Boy, 1973). Here, he was touring behind the Guitars And Women album.

Thanks to john e lee; and to mr breeze for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

mr breeze’s notes:

Here’s another master FM tape from the archives of john e lee. It is unknown what type of equipment was used to record the initial live broadcast on WLUP the Loop, Chicago’s rock station. it has a good mix and high energy. You’ll hear whistles, people cheering, REO chants [REO Speedwagon were the opening band], as well Rick cursing. If this was ever rebroadcast, then the censors would have likely removed his very vocal f-bomb. There is some static here and there but it does not detract from the show.

Cover posted at soundaboard.blogspot - Thanks!

master tape (ampex extra low noise/high output 90min) > technics rs-t36r > r9 (line in) > 2gb memory card > pc > audition > cd wav >tlh [flac 8]
Using audition, the two sides of the cassette were spliced together. 45 min from side “a” and
approximately 5 min from side “b.” During the first track, a portion of the left channel was amplified by 5db on one portion and by 3db on another portion. The whole file was then amplified by 2db. The tracks have been cut using cd wav. nothing else has been done.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Guitars And Women 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 02. It Ain’t Funny 4:08 (6.9MB)
Track 03. Teenage Love Affair 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 04. Something Warm 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 05. Man In The Middle 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 06. Let Me In 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 07. Uncomplicated 3:51 (6.5MB)
Track 08. Back in the USA (Chuck Berry) 6:29 (10.9MB)
Track 09. Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo 11:15 (18.9MB)
Track 10. Hang On Sloopy (The McCoys) 5:04 (8.5MB)
52 mins

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  1. 4 Responses to “RICK DERRINGER - CHICAGO 1979”

  2. Rick’s Tour made a stop in Denver, Co. at the Rainbow Theatre in the dead of winter. They had been in Montana the nite before and traveled thru Wyoming in a frigid Snowstorm and they were late for the show. Derringer and band finally showed but the Concert was delayed further by “Frozen Equipment”. It Thawed and Rick put on a Very HOT show. well worth the wait.

    By PopaC on Aug 3, 2014

  3. actually rick opened for reo that nite. thats why they were screaming reo. if this set was the headlining one and we had the reo portion u would hear screams for derringer during their set. people dont scream during the headliner for the opening band. just wanted to point that out. rick wasnt big enough in 79 to headline the amphitheater in chicago. he was still playing theaters like 1000-3000 seaters like the ritz to the beacon or the bottom line in nyc that held 450. even the palladium maybe. not even radio city. sorry. but dont get me wrong.. i love rick to death. i just remember how few others appreciated him even in his heyday.

    By darth on Aug 3, 2014

  4. Agree, Mr. darth

    By Lobo on Aug 4, 2014

  5. Its a little known fact that the original title of the song, “Hang on Sloopy” was originally “Hang on Sloppy.” It was changed to make it more commercial.

    By DanC on Aug 6, 2014

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