Saturday, November 11, 2017

Huey Lewis and the News - 1986-12-17 - Portland, OR (FM/FLAC)


(FM broadcast FLAC)

"Superstars Concert Series"

lineage:
WAAF 107.3 Worcester FM radio > Sansui 8 reciever > unknown average quality cassette deck (dolby off) > Maxell XLII 90 min. master cassette (probably never played in 24 years) > played on Nak. 300 into soundforge (wav) > flac (sb's aligned)

Huey Lewis - lead vocals and harmonica
Greg Adams - trumpet
Lee Thornburg - trumpet
Steve Kupka - baritone sax
Richard Elliot - alto and tenor sax
Emilio Castillo - tenor sax
the Tower of Power horns
Sean Hopper - keyboards, backing vocals
Chris Hayes - guitar, backing vocals
Johnny Colla - guitar, sax, backing vocals
Mario Cipollina - bass, backing vocals
Bill Gibson - drums, percussion, backing vocals

01 - Jacob's ladder (Bruce Hornsby) 4:56
02 - I never walk alone 3:29
03 - walking on a thin line 6:16
04 - bad is bad 4:06
05 - the heart of rock and roll 5:42
06 - if this is it 4:29
07 - the power of love 5:23
08 - buzz buzz buzz 3:49
09 - hip to be square 5:10
10 - stuck with you 5:10
11 - back in time 5:05
12 - I know what I like 5:04
13 - I want a new drug (with band introductions) 10:47

runtime - 69:32 (minutes/seconds)

comments:
recorded live in Portland, it's the Huey Lewis Big Band. (about twice the size of the "sports" tour group lineup.) track 12 here is not to be confused with the 1973 Genesis song. the title is the same, but it's an entirely different song. "the power of love" and "back in time" were previously heard in the soundtrack of the movie "back to the future". just how hip is it to be square, really? Not very, according to Huey, apparently, at this time. He seemed almost embarassed about that being the current standard of hip in their native S.F. area. this tour is poppier than the "sports" music. highlights of this (imho) include Jacob's ladder, I never walk alone, the power of love and back in time. just a few nights before Christmas and all through the house, Huey Lewis was stirring up and scaring away all the mice with audio newspaper. If you celebrate Christmas, or Chanukah, or something similar this time of the year, and this is it, merry Chanukah, Happy Christmas or whatever else applies to you, and if you're stuck with someone, or just want a new drug, well... have some Huey. But be forewarned, sometimes bad is bad. not always, though.

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