Also appearing tomorrow will be Steve Mariott's All-Stars.
Marriott, the former lead singer of the Small Faces and Humble Pie, released his first solo album, "Marriott," this spring. He is trying to say folks started burning stuff to KEEP WARM, what like a semi truck? Without going into too much detail, I can say I was not lucky enough to get a ticket, even though John Brower came out to Coeur d alene and gave away some free tickets to some of my friends.
To get a refund, I imagine you'd have to surrender the original ticket at the box office. Ted Nugent seemed to play every concert that came to the Cap Centre. I do remember the Laser light show from BOC, I dont think many bands used that then, it was pretty new. I went to this one - It was general admission I believe. I went to probably 20 concerts there including the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Three Dog Night, Grand Funk Railroad (In I believe 1973), Queen, Rod Stewart and the Faces, Grateful Dead, U2, Clapton, etc... BOC did indeed headline this all day show (must have been a Saturday or Sunday).
Therefore, accordingly I've re-dated this gig to 2nd Jan 1976... I don't remember BOC as being the headliner but I would say they were the most well known of the five groups. I went to the concert mainly to see Leslie West because I was a big Mountain fan, but all of the bands were great.
The only strange thing for me is that the stub appears to be used!! The only band that I didn't know anything about at the time was Rush and I think (? By the way, the Capitol Centre was torn down a few years ago and a shopping mall was put in it's place.
It includes ballads, mainstream rockers and a couple metallic songs.
The Byrds-inspired single, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," is the kind of song that could be a breakthrough for Blue Oyster Cult, a popular concert band that has never had more than a cult following.
THE BAND, which comes across as sort of a heavy metal Jefferson Starship, has added a laser light show to its concert presentation to complement the group's science fiction fiction orientation.
"Agents of Fortune" is the Cult's most accessible album.
Wow, to think I heard Thin Lizzy in the early days without even realizing it. Thanks to the advert above sent to me by Eric Hansen from power Windows, I now know that it was in fact Steve Marriott and his Allstars who were the other act on this bill. They didn't even turn down the house lights while they played and they were booed off stage. It was the Boys as the first warm up band and the lights were on as Douglas said.
This, in fact, chimes in nicely with Dan Helmbrecht's account above, and the advert also confirms that BOC definitely headlined... Rush was supporting 2112 and the Cult played the "On your feet or on your knees" set. The lead was wearing a leather jock (over his jeans) and they were BOOED off the stage. It was the era of General Admission tickets and I was in about the 5th row. I remember one of the guys I partied with was really bummed about this cause that's who he wanted to see. I'm sure I have a ticket stub somewhere for this show.
May 1976 saw the release of "Agents of Fortune" containing a little ditty by the name of "(Don't Fear) the Reaper".
DFTR has become BOC's signature song - it's their hit - despite never reaching higher than no 12 or whatever it was in the charts.
The veteran British singer's voice is stronger here than his material, which was also the case on his Humble Pie records. I am big BOC fan, and saw the band in 75 and 77 at Spokane coliseum, then drove over to see them in Missoula in 78.