1988-09-08 (2nd show) (WITH CORKY LAING ALL-STARS), NYC, Lone Star Roadhouse
GimmeMT.com Review by GimmeMTguy
Mick plays both funky MT rhythm and a nice lead on this classic R&B hit, and Lester Chambers carries it off the Otis thing beautifully.
Knock on Wood
More fun hearing MT play his rhythm on these oldies.
MT pulls back a bit from his maximum RH display in the context of this collaborative All-Star band and setlist. This version is tasty and brings Jimi appropriately into this showcase.
Midnight Hour/People Get Ready
The soul is dripping off of this medley, and the background vocals on People Get Ready are moving.
I Can't Turn You Loose
MT as a Blues Brother.
It's hard to imagine a ballsier, more guitar-focused song than Leslie West/Mountain's Mississippi Queen. MT makes it sound like MT here.
Rocky Mountain Way
This performance puzzles me. The lead guitar sounds different in tone and playing from the Bridgeport, CT performance earlier in the year. I don't hear any markers that convince me it is MT. It could be Stu Keller. It would be interesting to hear what the readers of this review think.
Theme For An Imaginary Western
This sounds more like MT, but I still am not positive, it differs again from the Bridgeport version and there are no absolute MT idiosyncrasies to serve as proof.
Both Rocky and Theme are infrequently played by MT so it's possible he has simply developed a different sound for them, but he sounded clearly like MT on them just a few months earlier, so If I had to bet, I would bet he was offstage during these two for some reason.
They are both enjoyable however.
You Really Got a Hold on Me