They were pretty much ALL very boomy and bad sounding. Outdoor gigs were always the best. I assume you're talking about the 70s. Nowadays the concert halls are still boomy but the outdoor venues are well designed for large sound systems and great stage sound.
Outdoor gigs are a lot easier to do, provided you've got enough wattage to make it clean. Red Rocks & Jones Beach...two of my favorites.
Q - While on tour, where was the coolest places to stop at? And who had the best crowds at a show?
Anywhere in the East are great places to play. Philly, New York, Pittsburgh. For some reason, Eastern gigs are better - more crowd participation, I guess. The 2nd time we ever played New York (with Black Sabbath 1973), the crowd THREW stuff at us. We only did 3 tunes. A few months later, they caught on. (That was the only time we ever played with Sabbath.)[/b][/size]
Q - Do you recall ever playing in Nashville at a club early on? Not sure the year, but early 70's maybe as late as 75. I swear that I saw you guys in Nashville, prior to knowing whom you were at the time. Seems like I recall A.C., mostly because the girl I was with, kept on raving about his hair. I don't recall the club as being that big.
There was a club on Dickerson Pike where we played...the club IS STILL THERE. I don't know if they use it anymore. It's really run-down and in a bad section of town. Actually, it probably hasn't changed much in 40 years!
Sounds like The Starlite on Dickerson Road, at Old Hickory Blvd. Perfect place for the band and it's music around that time frame. Also have heard first-hand accounts of the band playing The Briarpatch here too ! hurt
Starlite's still operational, Briarpatch lonnnnnng gone. Allman Joys used to play there too. [/b][/size]
Q - What was the biggest crowds Skynyd played for while you were in the band?
Joe Barnes - Probably at the festival in Sedalia, Missouri. It was a huge outdoor show, they had two stages. There were around 500,000 people.
When we got off the helicopter in Sedalia and got ready to go onstage, someone told us to 'be aware...3 people just got shot in the audience.' I think Ronnie said to speed the songs up a little and DON'T MAKE MISTAKES! We played a short set anyway...never longer than 45 minutes in those days, except on rare occasions.
relic: Quirkiness - a fine word. Efficient and precise in a somewhat obscure way.
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Myke: Happy Memorial Day 2016-Thank You Veterans !
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michaeljames: Thanks for the add........... !
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Captainkirk: He Ed , Kikk here just felt like saying Hi
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findthesun: I love the old RCB photos, brings back a lot of great memories!
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tonytrout: Howdy, fellow Ed King fans!!! How are we on this bitterly cold Sunday morning??
Jan 8, 2017 11:26:04 GMT -5
macfangus: New member here. I'm a huge fan of Ed King era LS.
Feb 7, 2017 19:54:58 GMT -5
shaw: I wonder if Zap is around.I found a guitar someone was throwing out and it has Zapp on the headstock. Turns out its one of those Law Suit era Les Pauls. I'm putting it back together it was only the body & neck, with no hardware but I got all the parts now.
Apr 8, 2018 12:09:40 GMT -5
Zap: No relation to me, LOL, but you can gift it to me when you are done restoring it if you like! LOL!
Apr 17, 2018 6:34:05 GMT -5
rebel1222: Whats the point of having a forum if noone can reply to, or create threads?
Nov 28, 2018 8:49:07 GMT -5
gman620: @ rebel1222: Anyone is free to start a new topic or reply to any thread, anytime he or she desires. You've been a member for over three years now, with zero posts, so what's stopping you?
Nov 29, 2018 21:48:09 GMT -5
rocker2462: Looking for info on Ed's red Strat with the tele neck? point me in the right direction please.
Feb 19, 2019 0:47:14 GMT -5
stevecamp: I believe it was was a Warmoth body, aftermarket pickups, an old tele neck.
Mar 5, 2019 16:59:18 GMT -5
stevecamp: Pick ups may have been "lindy Fralins"
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