Odd how paths cross from years earlier


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Posted by kevin r schmidt on 01/11/02 - 00:08:10
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I take it you were working for John Scher at the time.  

What was interesting about that show was that several of the songs performed that evening were not on any album yet.  They performed Stranger, which I heard previously at the Capitol Theatre, the first time for Save Your Love and a few other new songs.  What made the last song stand out so vividly in my mind was that the JS came back for a rare second encore.  Paul conversed with everyone for a few moments and then they broke into the song about a Wheel. I do not believe it is the same Wheel on the 1989 album.  

Several months earlier the JS performed at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ.  A date most JS fans of BATE would know, November 23rd.  That night was the first time I heard Stranger performed with the double lead with Craig and Pete and rythem guitar being played by Mickey Thomas.  At the end of Dance with the Dragon, the JS played a teaser chord of what I believe to be the Stones, Satisfaction.  It definitely wasn't the typical ending associated with  Dw/the Dragon.  Also, the JS teased the audience with the a chorus of I Want to See Another World and then broke into I believe Don't Let it Rain.  

The Capitol Theatre show was also the only time I was ever able to see the late Rory Gallagher.  The following night I was back at the Capitol for Jorma ...  


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