Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

Uptown Funk

Dripping and slippery with early-tenure Brentitude, 12/5/79 from the Uptown Theater (pronounced “thee-AY-ter,” of course) in Chicago is little-known gem and should be your afternoon soundtrack. Highlights include a classic He’s Gone and a superb Black Peter featuring the ultra-rare Garcia Falsetto.

Not enough for you? Ingrate. Gift-horse-mouth-looker. I’ll sweeten the pot: the ultra-rare Garcia Falsetto is put into the service of the even ultra-rarer George Benson-style singing along with the solo.

Who takes care of you, Enthusiasts? Who’s your buddy? Yeah, it’s me. Okay, now take off your pants and don’t tell your parents.

So close to being not an asshole.

And yet, so far.



  1. The Central Shaft

    January 6, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Now we’re alone at laaaaast . . . .

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  2. Saw a few shows at the Uptown between 1977 and 1979 (not to mention missing out on the show that Billy cancelled by storming off to Cali. after his fight with Keith) but moved to Colorado before this run. It was a great place to see them. Not sure if the building is still there…maybe Pete Shapiro could re-open it as his Chicago venue.

  3. Amazing that Garcia could crank out a falsetto through the heroin induced hoarseness.

  4. Once again you found a hidden gem for us. That Black Peter is spectacular.

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