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Fillmore East, 1968

 

This just popped into my head. I was fortunate enough to attend the last show at the Fillmore East back during the '68 tour. The Fudge played practically all night long until they were noticably exhausted. They played almost every song from every album. At last, they just stood quiet for a few minutes, Mark leaning over on the organ, his head down. While it was quiet, someone in the audience yelled out "We're sleepin' here!!!" which brought another ovation, of course. As it quieted down again, Mark picked is head up and sort of moaned "all right... whaddya wanna hear?" Well... nah, I'm not gonna say it. You know what happened. At any rate, the vast majority of the shouting was for Paradise, which also happens to be my favorite Fudge lyrics(it was also one of the only songs they hadn't played yet). They couldn't have missed hearing that request. However, they didn't play it. Why?

Pete


Hey Petrus!

the vast majority of the shouting was for Paradise, which also happens to be my favorite Fudge lyrics(it was also one of the only songs they hadn't played yet). They couldn't have missed hearing that request. However, they didn't play it. Why?<>Good question. When I saw the Fudge at the Circle Star theatre back in '87 (sans Martell) I kept bellowing for them to play "Paradise" and they didn't. I also bellowed at them to record another LP as they left the stage that night. At least Carmine got the "Live" album out through Rhino. :-)

The show you attended at the Fillmore East sounds really wonderful... I am soooo envious! (g). Wasn't the Fillmore East originally the Village Theatre? According to some of the LP liner notes that's where the Fudge made their "official" debut performance after signing with ATCO records on 22 July 1967.

BTW: keepeth thine eye pealed on your mail box next week! Really cool stuff sometimes comes in small packages :-) ! PAX VOBISCUM, baby!


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