David Bowie 1978-04-09 Houston ,The Summit (blackout)
Sound Quality Rating
3. What In The World
4. Be My Wife
5. The Jean Genie
7. Sense Of Doubt
8. Speed Of Life
9. Breaking Glass
10. Beauty & The Beast
12. Band Introductions
13. Five Years
14. Soul Love
16. Hang Onto Yourself
17. Ziggy Stardust
18. Suffragette City
19. Rock N’Roll Suicide
20. Art Decade
21. Station To Station
Audio Source: audience
Lineage: 3rd gen
Total running time: 1:41:26
Sound Quality : noise ,dull ,but still good listened to
Great show, well circulated, this copy is low generation, reputed to be from the master to the person I got it from, so posted as 3rd generation.
This is one of my favorite shows from the 1978 tour along with Nashville. Great versions of Rock N’Roll Suicide and Heroes.
note by Pim Jal de la Parra:
for its quality is so good that Bowie’s singing as well as all the instruments can be heard with great clarity. The numbers are played to perfection,apart from a minor mistake by Adrian Belew in Be My Wife. The audience in this arena are exultant, and after Jean Genie a man calls out encouragingly “Allright baby, allright!”.
“I’d like to introduce you to the members of my band. On piano Sean Mayes. On electric violin Simon House. On rhythm guitar Carlos Alomar. On percussion Dennis Davis“. Upon his introduction,Dennis strikes a cymbal. “What’s that again?” asks Bowie,and Dennis replies by another sroke on that cymbal. Laughing,Bowie continues: “Haha,on bass guitar George Murray, on hundreds of synthesizers,haha,Roger Powell. And on several guitars,Adrian Belew“. Then he tells the audience that he is going to play songs from the Ziggy Stardust LP. For many people Ziggy Stardust remains the best LP,so the,audience’s response is overwhelmine. When Bowie sings “Pushing through the market square” the audience go absolutely out of their senses! A man – totally overwhelmed – says “Oh.no!” ,evidently unable to believe what is happening to him.
Just before Stay starts , a man calls “Eno ,hey Eno!”; probably like the other man in San Diego,he thought Eno was on stage. Then starts an excellent version of Stay ,played with vigour, slightly faster than usual.
Tour band 1978 – The Low and Heroes World Tour :
David Bowie – vocals, chamberlain
Adrian Belew – lead guitar, backing vocals
Carlos Alomar – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
George Murray – bass guitar, backing vocals
Dennis Davis – drums, percussion
Roger Powell – keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals (except 11–14 November 1978)
Dennis Garcia – keyboards, synthesizer (11–14 November 1978 only)
Sean Mayes – piano, string ensemble, backing vocals Simon House – electric violin