The Bluebird Theatre
This is the second time I posted a Radiators show on this blog. They are one of my favorite bands to explore on archive.org. They have over 500 shows available for streaming and downloading and always seemed to be doing something interesting. I was pretty sad to read the following on their website a few weeks ago:
FOLD UP THE BIG TOP After 33 years..over 4500 live shows..and a dozen albums..legendary New Orleans rockers The Radiators are finally calling it quits. The band has officially decided to break up in mid-June following their final tour which will include one last New Year's Eve run, a MOMs Ball and also headlining their final appearance at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The band will honor all dates already on their schedule and are planning to add as many shows as possible before ending their storied 33 year career. The guys want to whole-heartedly thank their long time fans for making this ride as amazing as it has been. They truly feel that their fans are the best and most dedicated in the world and have kept their traveling circus alive. Individual band members will announce their plans in the near future.I can only guess why the band decided to call it quits. It is not easy keeping a group of musicians moving forward on the same musical path, and it is remarkable the band has toured, recorded, and performed for so long. In the meantime, they are still putting out great music. I can never seem to get over the interplay between the bass, drums and keyboard. Not to discount the guitar playing, it's just as a bass player I enjoy listening to a great rhythm section at work.
This show is only encoded in FLAC. See my previous on how to listen to this format. The sound quality of this recording is excellent.