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17 April 1977 - Lisner Auditorium, Washington, D.C. [Audio - Audience]

By-Tor X-1

Staff member

1977-04-17 - Washington, DC *recommended*
Capital Punishment
Return Of The Necromancer
Washington, DC (BP3 Master)
Washington, DC (BP3 Master) (Index & Pitch Corrected) *recommended*
Washington, DC (Bpthree GenM RMCH Remaster) *recommended*
We Have Assumed Control

Track Listing:

01 - Intro
02 - Bastille Day
03 - Anthem
04 - Lakeside Park
05 - 2112
06 - The Twilight Zone
07 - Something For Nothing
08 - By-Tor And The Snow Dog
09 - The Necromancer
10 - In The End
11 - Working Man
12 - Finding My Way
13 - Working Man (Reprise)
14 - Drum Solo
15 - Fly By Night
16 - In The Mood
17 - What You're Doing
18 - Best I Can

This recording features one of only two known rare live recordings of The Twilight Zone, which was soon after swapped with an early Xanadu around April 24 of 1977.
This recording also features one of eight known rare live recordings of The Necromancer.
This is probably the best recording of a headlining ATWAS tour setlist, and is also complete without any missing songs.


Notes from Original Taper:

bpthree said:
Lisner Auditorium, on the campus of George Washington University, is a 1500 seat venue, rather shaped like a fan. At the very back you at least get the illusion that it might be wider than it is deep. There are only 35 rows of seating. It is still an active venue today.

This was my second effort ever at recording a show. The show was sold out, and I barely got in, sitting in the very last row off to the left in Row UU Seat 9. It was a very warm day for April, and the venue was hotter than hell. It was likely lucky that I sat in the last row, as if I'd been closer, the recording would have been total mush. The volume levels were unreal, to the point of stupidity. Combined with the heat, it didn't make for a pleasant concert memory. In the next life, check in with THIN LIZZY's sound crew on how to mix sound that kicks you in the balls without making your ears bleed!

This was the only time I saw RUSH, circa their first live album. I was a huge fan of their early albums, and gradually lost interest as they went more progressive. I know I'm certainly in the minority there. The "Fly By Night" album is still my favorite by them. The reviews of the show in the two Washington, DC newspapers were some of the most brutal I've ever seen. It shows what little critics know, as soon after this they had moved to arenas, and are still going strong today. Enjoy!