David Bowie 1973-04-15 Tokyo ,Shinjuku Koseienkin Kaikan.
Sound Quality Rating Not good ,much Noise ,very dull
02 HANG ON TO YOYRSELF.wav
03 ZIGGY STARDUST.wav
05 MOONAGE DAYDREAM.wav
06 JOHN I’M ONLY DANCING.wav
07 WATCH THAT MAN.wav
08 THE JEAN GENIE.wav
10 FIVE YEARS.wav
11 LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER.wav
13 SUFFRAGETTE CITY.wav
14 BAND INTRO – ROCK & ROLL SUICIDE.wav
15 ROUND & ROUND.wav
Label: No label
Audio Source: audience > Unknown generation tape
Total running time: 1:06:09
Note: Not good ,much Noise ,very dull
A nice tape
It does give a good impression of Bowie’s succes in Japan.
Ronson plays the intro to Rock & Roll Suicide and Bowie introduces the entire band: “On tenor sax Brian. On bariton sax Ken Fordham. On vocals Jeff,on rhythm guitar Hutch, on piano Mike Garson. On drums Woody Woodmansey,on bass Trevor Bolder. On lead guitar Mick Ronson … time takes a cigarette ….” Bowie alters the lyrics somewhat: “Oh,give me your love,’cause you’re wonderful,oh give me your hands ….” The audience are frantic and after Rock & Roll Suicide they give him another recall. “We thank you very much,you’re a wonderful audience and we love you very much indeed,thank you” Bowie says gratefully when reappearing on stage. Then he gives a fine version of Round & Round.
In Japan Bowie took to performing part of his stage show dressed only in a red sequined jockstrap – which he explained was in the tradition of Japanese sumo wrestlers and probably also a necessity due the physical exertion of his increased theatrical performance:
“In Japan we were faced with an audience that we presumed didn’t understand a word of what I was saying. Therefore I was more physically active than on any other tour I’ve ever done. Literally I activated the whole thing with my hands and body. I needn’t have sung half the time.” – Bowie