2. Abandon City
3. Love Of The Common Man
4. Last Ride
5. Shot In The Dark
6. The Seven Rays
7. Can We Still Be Friends
9. The Wheel
10. Love Alone
11. Last Of The New Wave Riders
12. The Death Of Rock And Roll
13. Just One Victory
The Bootleg Series hits hard'n'heavy power-pop paradise with volume 2,
a pro-mixed fm broadcast from the pre-adventures in Utopia days of 1979.
This addition sounds superb; bassist Kasim Sulton, in particular, really shines.
Kasim's low end touch is phenomenal and his vocals are amazing,
especially on Can We Still Be Friends.
His bright vocal leadership on Love Alone is great and Todd even plays guitar on it.
There are no big backing vocals on this like a few years later (evening with Utopia).
In fact, adventures hadn't even been released yet!
Roger's keyboard work is great, especially on The Wheel where it shines with beauty.
His harmony vocals are also right on every time.
Willie's drumming is strong and he is very prominently placed in the mix.
His vocals on Gangrene are full of naturally raw angst and grit.
Todd is waaaay on top of his game, especially vocally.
His axe-slinging is hot'n'steamy and full of raw emotion.
There's also a lot of fun rants from Todd throughout the show.
But the key to this one is that the band plays full of gestalt,
much bigger than the sum of its parts.
It is as if the ensemble itself has taken over to reach new heights and peaks.