Jeff Beck – Live At Budokan 1980

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Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Appice were a hard rock supergroup and power trio formed by guitarist Jeff Beck and evolving from The Jeff Beck Group. Beck had been keen to work with Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice, further to encountering Bogert and Appice during 1967 and subsequent meetings and sessions such as those which took place between July 6 and 10, 1969. They’re going to be news when they happen, and if I only had the griff on it, if only I had it signed and sealed, I’d tell you. But until then I’m afraid it’s all sham. You see both these name faces are under recording contracts at the moment.

On September 13, 1969 Melody Maker reported in their “Raver” column, that Beck had added Carmine Appice and Tim Bogert to his band. The official demise of the second Jeff Beck Group was announced on July 24, 1972. The next day Jeff Beck met with keyboardist Max Middleton, Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice. We’ve never played what the people wanted to hear in America. They expect vicious, violent rock and Roll. That’s what I’m known for, but I was avoiding all that in the previous band.

I was trying to play subtle rock and roll. That stuff was more suitable for clubs not big stages. This new group will play much heavier music. On August 1, 1972 the band appeared at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh as Jeff Beck Group. Appice, on December 11, 1972 at Chess Studios, with sessions continuing until December 22. The band’s debut LP is surprisingly docile, when compared to their live show that summons recollections of the Fudge’s savage version of “Shotgun” united with Beck’s swooping leads.

Always a master of unrestraint, Jeff is often subdued here, depending far less on the sound effects and whooshing runs that dominated the two albums with Rod. Good drummer Appice is the designated singer on the remainder of the tunes. On February 1, 1973 the trio embarked on a UK tour which took in concert Halls and University campus venues and ended at the Top Rank in Cardiff on February 18, 1973. A tour of Europe started on July 8, 1973 and took in the annual European rock festival circuit.

They travelled to venues in West Germany and the Netherlands, before arriving in Paris, to conclude the tour on July 14, 1973. Another US tour was hastily arranged, to cover the East coast and Southern states, such as Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, Maryland and Georgia. The tour started on July 11, 1973 and came to an abrupt end when Beck left on July 17. Live in Japan was released on October 21, 1973. This album was a compilation of performances recorded in Osaka, during the May tour in Japan.

On January 26, 1974 the band played at the Rainbow Theatre, as part of a European tour. This concert was broadcast in full, on the US show Rock Around the World, on September 9, 1974. August 8 to September 19, 1972 with Beck, Bogert and Appice, they appeared as Jeff Beck Group. Tench joined the band for The Arie Crown Theater concert, in Chicago. August 4 to August 7, 1972 with Beck, Bogert and Appice, they appeared as Jeff Beck Group. Milford left the band after the Majestic Theater concert, in Dallas. Rolling Stone Magazine May 10, 1973.