March 6, 2012

Third Baseman in the Wheat



The Doobie Brothers was (were?) the first real, big-time band I ever saw live in concert. I saw them at old Market Square Arena in Indianapolis sometime in the mid to late 1970's. I have seen them a couple of times since. Like many 1970's bands the Doobie Brothers went all ballady/jazzy for a period and it ruined them, just like a similar path did in Styx, REO and Journey. I suppose they thought abandoning their rock roots was the way to overcome the vileness of the punk movement. Besides it sold records. Still, compare this gem to the sickening What a Fool Believes.

What was your first concert?

12 comments:

Hey, teacher... said...

1st Concert- Todd Rundgren's Utopia talk about your prog rock!
2nd-Black Oak Arkansas-Opening act: Montrose , Ronnie Montrose(RIP) on guitar and Sammy Hagar on vocals. They stole the show.

Erica said...

Paul McCartney -- Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands. I was 14. It was an incredible experience.

Scott said...

The Beatles, Indiana State Fair Coliseum, September 1964. God, I'm old...

Jean said...

Dionne Warwick, freshman year college. 1969.

Anonymous said...

I believe the Doobie's roots were actually in Christian music.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Rod Stewart and the Small Faces.
With Deep Purple opening.
The band came on and nobody sat down till they left.

Does Holden Caulfield know what you're up to?

Mockingbird said...

The Beatles, Baltimore 1964.

Anonymous said...

Same place as Scott
James Old Guy

Dax Montana said...

Add keyboards=Suckage! It usually happens around album #3.

1st show was Cheap Trick.

Just Damn!

Anonymous said...

I believe the Doobie's roots were somewhere in the middle of the cornfield where nobody could find them.

CnC said...

"78" Christmas Concert at Market Square Arena,

Roadmaster
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Bob Seger
Rush

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

1971, Chicago, Market Square Arena.

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