|| August 05, 1982
|| Place De Nations Montreal, Quebec, Canada
first hand account March 3, 2007
Written by poorboyontheline
those who had tix are already aware, but the show was actually scheduled for the previous evening. after having made arrangements to get the day off from our various jobs, a few buddies and i packed it into the "freakís" dadís car and drove up from burlington.
and the rain came. followed by the announcement that the show was canceled and would take place the following night.
whatís a boy ta do.
dust it off and try to rally the troops.
what was a party of 5 or so got whittled down to just me and the "freak."
so on a sunny and hot summer day we found ourselves back in montreal, after the gates were opened, sprinting (it was a general admission show) to the stage, the front of which a fan had adorned with a sign that simply proclaimed "RED". we actually made the decision not to sit 1íst row/center but rather chose to stretch our legs out, some four or five rows back, dead nuts center.
enter the crim.
first brufford. stepping out alone to and play a crazy upright, octagonal and synthesized drum kit that had 3 sections.
the belew, joining in on a kit facing.
fripp materializes and begins to lay it down.
and finally levin.
all for waiting man.
the show was:
1. visceral. throughout, not only was the concrete floor of the venue trembling, the sheer force of the sound was physical and could not only be heard, but felt.
2. hocus-pocus. iíll never forget. after the third song or so, the "freak" turns to me and questions whether the sounds are actually coming from the stage or are canned. not to worry. it was all live and all direct!
perhaps the best live show iíve ever experienced.
and there was a bootlegger sittin just in front of us. tradded addresses, but never managed to get a copy of his tape.
iím all but certain that he was responsible for the boot, and that his recording plays a role in this release.
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|first hand account Sat., Mar 3, 2007|
Posted by: poorboyontheline
those who had tix are already aware, but the show was actually scheduled for the previous evening. after having made arrangements to get the day off from our various jobs, a few buddies and i packed it Read more
|Kcool Thu., May 25, 2006|
Posted by: jljimenezs
Iím probably one of the few who actually love BEAT, as a matter of fact, for me it represents a Masterpiece of all time rock albums (in the case we agree to call BEAT a rock album of Read more
|Amendment Sat., May 20, 2006|
Posted by: gregjames
Whoops! My bad, guys. Clearly I got caught up in my own nostalgia trip and superimposed my memories of the dancing beauties at the Place Des Arts onto the Crims at the Place Des Read more
|Place Des Arts Review Sat., May 20, 2006|
Posted by: gregjames
Subjective Background: As an ďunder 40Ē Crimhead, this was the 1st version of the band that I heard and nothing was the same after that day. (For me, that day was in the week before Christmas in 1984 and I Read more
|The Sound is Fine! Performance is Better. Fri., May 19, 2006|
Posted by: halbie
The sound quality of this release is fine and the performance stellar. This is 80s KC as a belting-it-out rock band with more energy on display than any of the other 1980s recordings that I have of Read more
|Delightful Fri., May 19, 2006|
Posted by: DoctorNerve
Dont let the previous review scare you when it comes to sound. Maybe my ears are war torn from so many years of bootlegs but this is pretty darn good sound for a show that is almost 24 years Read more
|crimson 1982 Fri., May 19, 2006|
Posted by: z1jams
all i can remember is the sounds of the city and the sound of íla roundí le pont jack cartiereí and then the sound of tony levine !!!the bass.. bill bruford,adriane bellew, whom i thought looked angry that day Read more
|Dodgy audio, but engaging performance Thu., May 18, 2006|
Posted by: dubhthaigh
The stars are strictly for the performance on this. It isnít the worst of the official boots, that distinction belongs to the Ft Lauderdale take on the Collins-Wallace-Burrell and Fripp KC, but it isnít very good Read more