Friday, August 15, 2008

Set the Controls: Blue Floyd 'Begins'

Did anyone else see these guys in NYC when they played at the Wetlands (Jammin' with the Wizard) or their Bottom Line show? with Allen Woody? with Marc Ford? or their Beatles shows in 2001/2002 at BB Kings?

A series of their live shows were at one time available via mail order from their now defunct website. All of them featured incredible performances including: Echoes with Jimmy Herring, A Good Fool is Hard to Find with Pink Anderson and Warren Haynes, the almost never-ending Us and Them>Breathe>Jam to end at the credits of the Wizard of Oz playing on the screen behind them, rarities like Cymbaline and Fearless, Seamus with Johnny Neel on keys and vocals, Sheep > Eleanor Rigby tease> Interstellar Overdrive. Those shows were really amazing. Not to mention the den of ill repute that was the Wetlands. I can't be the only one?? Is there anybody out there???

Blue Floyd setlists

Blue Floyd Myspace

Their March 2008 release titled 'Begins' features the original line-up of:

ALLEN WOODY (bass with GOV’T MULE & ALLMAN BROS. BAND)
MATT ABTS (drums with GOV’T MULE & DICKEY BETTS)
MARC FORD (guitar with THE BLACK CROWES)
JOHNNY NEEL (keyboards with THE ALLMAN BROS.)
BERRY OAKLEY (bass & vocals with ROBBY KRIEGER, BLOODLINE)

Tracks:

Disc 1:
1. HAL 9000 Intro / Shine On You Crazy Diamond
2. Have A Cigar
3. Fearless
4. Interstellar Overdrive / Wish You Were Here
5. Drums
6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
7. Hey You / Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2

Disc 2:
1. In The Flesh / Sheep
2. Money
3. Us & Them / Jam
4. Young Lust
5. Beatjam - Come Together
6. Beatjam - Taxman

1 comment:

Some Dude said...

I saw them when they played the Bottom Line - just remember the place being really crowded and we had to stand sort of side stage for it.