1987-10-10 (2nd show), NYC, Lone Star Cafe
GimmeMT.com Review by GimmeMTguy
The band starts into a mid-tempo Blues that largely, but not entirely, becomes Hideaway, and MT jokes that it's a new tune they just made up.
A contemplative Giddy Up, without revelations.
A little less steam on these, than in the early show. It more commonly works the other way around.
Blue Note Shuffle
The tempered energy is exactly right for a sublime Blues Note Shuffle. How Max and Mick didn't squeeze a George Benson-type career for themselves out of this one alone is beyond me.
Blind Willie McTell
BWMcT is such guitar extravaganza, with soloing after each set of vocals, that it's easy to miss that Mick Taylor used this tour to launch his lead vocals just back on July 3, 1987, or so, and did so without a second guitar behind him, handling both duties.
He never sounds more confident as a singer than on this Dylan tune, developed while MT was working with him on BD's "comeback" Infidels album in 1983.
Can't You Hear Me Knocking
The coda embodies hard rock as easy listening -- this version fades out before the very final moment on the only extant recording as the tape ran out, but it is fully in the spirit of the original Stones jam.