After ending their supporting slots for Clutch‘s annual holiday tour (review here), Wino, Saviours and Mondo Generator for a round of tour dates that’s currently winding down on the West Coast. I missed them when they started off the run in Brooklyn owing to illness, but the kind souls at Digitalive Productions taped the entire Wino set last Friday, Jan. 4, at Pittsburgh’s 31st St. Pub with three cameras in HD and with soundboard audio. I don’t mind saying I watched the whole thing this morning and short of being in 3D or actually being the show itself, it’s about as close as modern technology can bring you to the real thing.
Of particular note is the finale of Savoy Brown’s “Hellbound Train.” Wino‘s been kicking the song around for a while now — he also played it on tour with Conny Ochs last year — but as it closes out the set here, he’s joined on stage by Nick Oliveri of Mondo Generator and Saviours’ Sonny Christopher Reinhardt and Scott Batiste. The four-piece run through a pretty basic arrangement of the song, though flourishes like Scott Batiste‘s cymbal crash near the finish are worth noting, but still, just to have those dudes on stage at the same time is pretty killer. Not that Wino can put out a record with every tourmate he has, but a collaboration with Oliveri on bass would be awesome.
Other highlights of the set include “Crystal Madonna,” which is another song he performed with Ochs, and “Adrift” and “I Don’t Care” from the Adrift acoustic debut. If you’ve got 35 minutes, I’d recommend a front to back viewing session, full screen if need be.
Happy Wino Wednesday:
Tags: Mondo Generator, Nick Oliveri, Wino, Wino acoustic, Wino Wednesday