Category: MUSIC Videos That Matter
I was greatly impressed with Renaissance while in high school, and was able to see them at the Minnesota State Fair playing in a small pavilion to only about 25 people. I couldn’t believe my eyes, standing right in front of one of the greatest bands and most people just kept walking down the path without coming inside — for free.
Jon Camp is still my favorite bass player — having such a soaring, majestic style — a one-of-a-kind! Some compare him to Chris Squire of ‘YES,’ but Jon has always moved me more.
Annie Haslam has a 5-octave voice, and still sings incredibly at age-70: (music video) Renaissance – ‘Carpet of the Sun’ with Chamber Orchestra
Renaissance’s style was elegance, standing tall like the Redwoods; though, some of the lyrics were a bit dark, and were written by another lady, who seemed to be occult influenced. This concert has a great, upbeat feel, unlike some of their studio LP albums, like “Turn of the Cards,” which I still remember buying at the record store at 66th St. and Penn Ave. in Richfield, MN, while living in nearby Bloomington.
I must have heard them on KQRS, the progressive rock FM station that I was often glued to. They never played the same song in a 24 hour period, and had real DJs playing real vinyl LP records, sometimes entire albums. What a treat!
I’ve always been impressed with their song, “Mother Russia,” but didn’t know until hearing Jon Camp’s intro here that it’s about Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the imprisoned truther, author.
Uplifting concert here!
Annie Haslam demonstrates how agile her 5-octave voice still is at age-70!
I remember being amazed by this and even humming it when it came out in 1974, when electronic music was just getting going:“Fahr’n fahr’n fahr’n auf der autobahn.”
KQRS FM in Minneapolis, which I was glued to, would play this extended version on a real turntable.
About ten years later, I drove the Autobahn.
Extended Version without intro: Continue reading “(vid) Hotei Tomoyasu Live: ‘Battle Without Honor or Humanity’”
Starts at 1:15 with fine sounding horn section!
Extended mix. Good sound quality.