There are certainly others that I enjoy...but I think this is the greatest, for its significance and for the music.
I wore out my vinyl copy from playing it so much. I bought the cd version only to be disappointed by the performances. The vinyl version had been edited to fit the format. The songs and arrangements are tight. The full length versions of the songs on the CDs are much more loose and a bit sloppy (of course much better than I could ever do).
If its the july 4th 1992 concert I was there. Sonic Youth also played. Great eventI once accidentally happened upon a Sun Ra concert in Central Park (NYC). I was only marginally acquainted with his work.
Turned out to be quite an unexpected treat, musically and visually.
That could have been the date, I am not sure. It is about right, give or take a few years. I do remember it was a nice, warm, sunny day.If its the july 4th 1992 concert I was there. Sonic Youth also played. Great event
A week ealier I also saw Sun Ra play a free concert on the boardwalk at Coney Island.
Sun Ra and Sonic Youth on the same bill? Damn. Would’ve loved to see that.
That’ll teach me for not living in New York at the time.
So many really interesting free shows in the Central Park Concert series over the years. Another favorite memory was the hot summer night when Lou Reed read lyrics and poetry and told new york stories, no music.