Hi from Hamburg! Apart from being a drummer I am also a live tape collector with a little fetish for audience recordings (you know...Eire Apparent live in Firenze, Hendrix on the toilet, etc...) no money involved, just trading, collecting and sharing. I also am happy to discover new, uncirculated tapes sometimes, like just recently a tape of you playing in Berlin (thatīs for sure, as the taper was from Berlin) from 1970, allegedly from post-Hulie Trinity at Hochschule der Kunst, May 29th 1970(the tape is labelled as such). BUT the musicians are Jim Mullen, Mc Intosh, Barry Dean and you...so itīs the Oblivion Express. There is another tape I have from one day later, May 30th 1970, at Schwarzwaldhalle in Karlsruhe, where the line up is Gary Boyle, Clive Thacker etc...
So obviously, one of the dates must be wrong and I suppose the date for the Berlin show is wrong. And hereīs the question: do you have any tour chronology yourself to tell me whether and when and where you played a show with the early Oblivion Express in Berlin between 1970 and late 1971? I would really like to know the correct date for this tape I have here, it drives me nuts. You must have been on tour in Europe in November 1970, thereīs a tape from Kursaal, Bern. Then in May 1971 you were on a package tour with Mogul Trash, but there was no show in Berlin. And in January 1972, thereīs a tape from Basel, but it already has the wonderful Alex on vocals, so my guess is something bewteen September 70 and late 71.
I know, these are serious problems :-) Sorry for stirring up your past, but i just wouldnīt know who else to ask.
Hope to see you in Hamburg next time!
Auf Wiedersehen, Olve