Spirit, "I Got a Line on You" video - amazing show

CarbonArc

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So glad I got to see these guys in the original lineup. It was at the Ventura College Gym. Either they opened for Lee Michaels or they opened for him. I can't remember which. Saw Albert King there too. time flies
 

DrumBob

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Always loved Spirit going way back to '68. Saw them a few times at the Fillmore East and later at the Bottom Line, I think. Was Jay Ferguson in that video?
 

thewhit

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Big Spirit fan here. I remember thinking it was cool having an "old guy" drummer with Ed Cassidy at 51 years old, when I was quite a bit younger.

These days, a 51 year old drummer is almost a "young guy" from my vantage point.......but rock and roll doesn't need any stinkin I.D
 

Phletch

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I was checking out the amps...an early Music Man, a Carvin, a Yamaha (looked like a G100-212). The rest was disturbing on soooooo many levels. :rotflmao
 

champion ruby

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I was checking out the amps...an early Music Man, a Carvin, a Yamaha (looked like a G100-212). The rest was disturbing on soooooo many levels. :rotflmao

They once had nice amps but now this one is mine:

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Flying_V1968

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That was awesome.

Mr. Baxter had me cracking up the whole time...he was so enthusiastic; probably was up for a couple of days. ;)
 

lhallam

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I bought the first Spirit lp on a whim, I had never even heard of them. As soon as the first lick from "Fresh Garbage" played, I was hooked.

"I Got A Line" is one of the first songs our "band" learned to play.

PS - For those who don't know. Baxter quit playing in rock bands and became a highly respected missile expert who consulted to high ranking officers in the Pentagon. Apparently he became interested and learned all about them.
 

RGB

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We do this in both the acoustic and electric shows...still goes over great...always liked Ricky Medlocke's version too! :)

 

Dana Olsen

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Acoustic 360/361. Sounds great if you're standing 50m+ away from it, otherwise highly impractical.
Ya have to use 2 cabs w/ an Acoustic 360 - at least that's the old 'common wisdom' from the early 70's. With two cabs, it's easier to hear individual notes in the nearfield, but they're heavy and take up a lot of room. Hell, back them, ALL gear was heavy and took up a lot of room - Ha ha!

It's sort of like the old line about Marshall 4x12 cabs - "The only thing that sounds better than a 4x12 cab is .... 2 4x12 cabs!"

Thanks, Dana O.
 




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