Edgar Winter Group
Live At The Galaxy
Edgar Winter’s rockin’ just as hard these days as he did back in 1973, and his new group sounds great. Yeah, I will always have fond memories of White Trash with Jerry LaCroix, and The Edgar Winter Group with Ronnie Montrose, Chuck Ruff and Dan Hartman- but guitarist Doug Rappaport, bassist Mark Meadows and drummer Chris Frazier all play at the top of their game.
Recorded live at The Galaxy in Los Angeles, the DVD is an excellent souvenir of the show Edgar has been performing over the past couple of years, opening with a pair of White Trash favorites - “Keep Playing That Rock and Roll,” (which has become Edgar’s theme song) and “Turn on Your Love Light,” the R & B classic Edgar wailed on during the live Roadwork album back in ‘72.
Also included are the Top 40 hits “Free Ride” and “Frankenstein,” which turns into an all out jam, complete with solos from all the band members and teases of a plethora of recognizable tunes.
Winter performs three tunes from his latest album, Winter Blues, including “Texas,” “Show Your Love,” and the funky “New Orleans” on which he brings out a real, honest to God ‘Nu Awlins’ horn section. The 9-song, 95 minute show concludes with “Tobacco Road,” finding Edgar dueling the guitarist with scat vocals. All of this and a soulful version of the White Trash hit, “Fly Away.” And as if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a 30 minute bonus interview with Edgar that is just a wealth of anecdotal fun for fans everywhere.
A very nice DVD for anyone’s classic rock collection, but especially for those of us who have remained Winter fans for all these thirty plus years.
-Michael Buffalo Smith