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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:02 pm 
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Plook wrote:
Yet another Todd subject I can speak on, the picture is from the Utopia RA tour in which they played the album in its entirety along with some other Todd and Utopia songs, the set included a Sphinx and a metal Pyramid frame with steps (this can be seen on the cover of Ooops Wrong Planet).

We saw them in either the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium or the San Bernardino Auditorium I can' remember for sure and I would say '75 or '76.

The climax of the show was Singring and the Glass Guitar which culminated with Todd climbing the pyramid and retrieving the Glass Guitar and doing a series of summer salts off the very high pyramid using guide wires as they do now in acts such as Circus Soleil, this is something we had never seen before and blew our minds.

The guitar and outfit in the picture is from that tour and he played that guitar for most of the show...that's all I can remember at this time... :smoke:

Footage of Todd climbing the pyramid can be seen in that documentary I referenced above. That looked like an incredibly risky bit of stage craft even if he was attached to wires.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:56 am 
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what you couldn't/didn't see in the video:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:06 am 
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^^Yes, Yes, that’s it! But what your photo doesn’t show is the giant explosion that happens right after this part. :idea:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:19 am 
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oh yeah, this thing?

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i've been sitting on this unseen/cleaned up footage for 42 years now.

HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:40 am 
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Oh, thanks! My old bootleg VHS copy has been almost unwatchable for decades. I also remember the agony and pain of sitting in the front row. It was worse than being at a GWAR concert and Gallagher concert combined.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:54 am 
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hey, no problem k.
2018 IS THE YEAR FOR GIVING!



note to self:

GWALLAGHER


make that happen!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:15 pm 
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Didn’t know the best place to post this, but since it seems a lot of Todd fans are also XTC fans I choose here.

There’s a really good XTC documentary on Showtime called XTC: This is Pop. Not sure if it’s available elsewhere but definitely worth seeking out if you are a fan.


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