1975-06-14 – Rush


Notice: Undefined index: HTTP_REFERER in /home/content/06/2547106/html/wp-content/plugins/kento-post-view-counter/index.php on line 620
Enjoy this? Please share it. Thank you!

Mendelson Joe Setlist Iroquois Park, Whitby, ON, Canada 1975

Artist: Mendelson Joe
Venue: Iroquois Park, Whitby ON
Date: June 14, 1975
Tour: opening for Rush

Members Of The Band
Mendelson Joe (Guitar and Vocals)

Edit this set list | More Mendelson Joe set lists


Comments:
Set list unknown

 

 

 

 

 

Dance With Joe

Dance With Joe – Mendelson Joe

 Rush Set list Iroquois Park, Whitby, ON, Canada 1975, Fly by Night Tour

Artist: Rush
Venue: Iroquois Park, Whitby ON
Date: June 14, 1975
Tour: Fly By Night

Members Of The Band
Geddy Lee (Vocals, Bass)
Alex Lifeson (Guitars)
Neil Peart (Drums and Percussion)

Edit this set list | More Rush set lists

Comments: This was the first of many times that I saw Canadian rock icons Rush play live in concert. I can’t remember if I won tickets from a local radio station or my friend Peter won tickets from a local radio station. Either way, we ended up at Iroquois Park in Whitby, the next town west of Oshawa on a Saturday night in June of 1975. Neither of us had heard of Rush. Well, that’s not entirely true. I had heard Fly By Night but that was about it. And it was a certainty that neither of us had heard of Mendelson Joe . While I remember the experience of my first Rush concert, my recollection of Mendelson Joe is all but non-existent. I seem to remember him, alone on the stage, acoustic guitar in hand for his half dozen or so song opening set. I also seem to recall him saying “and now for a change of pace” after each and every song, even though one song sounded pretty much the same as the next to my young ears. Hell, he could have been playing the same song, over and over again for all I would have known.

Then came the time for Rush to take the stage. While most of the songs the band played went right by me I did recognize a great band when I saw one. The three gangly guys with long hair, wearing platform shoes and satin clothes knew how to play. Even though the singer with the big nose occasionally sounded like he was reaching for a pitch which might summon his canine minions, they were tight and their music was, by and large, challenging to listen to; but in a good way. Not your standard “Ooh baby baby, come sit on my lap” kind of drivel.

I decided that I liked Rush. I decided that I liked Rush, a lot.

In The Mood

Rush – In The Mood – Live 1974

524 Total Views 1 Views Today

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *