The Time: Thanksgiving, 1976.
The Place: Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco.
The Occasion: The final concert by the original lineup of the Band, with a jaw-dropping number of guests (Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, ... More >>
Chris disagrees whole-heartedly with my appreciation of Birds & Batteries, but I can't seem to shake my fascination with "Smoking the Filter." Delete the dance-ish tracks, and you have a song Richard Manuel (or actually, on second listen, probably Rick Danko) could've written (post-Band). Delete ... More >>