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    1968-01-04 Lorensberg Cirkus, Gothenburg, Västergötland, Sweden

    Thursday, January 4th, 1968
    Lorensberg Cirkus, Gothenburg, Västergötland
    , Sweden - 2 SHOWS
    with Baby Grandmothers and Mecki Mark Men




    NO SETLIST KNOWN
    no recording has surfaced






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    Re: 1968-01-04 Lorensberg Cirkus, Gothenburg, Vaster Gotland, Sweden

    Hey! It's Västergötland.

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    Re: 1968-01-04 Lorensberg Cirkus, Gothenburg, Vaster Gotland, Sweden

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    Monday, January 4, 1968
    Lorensbergs Cirkus, Gothenburg, Sweden. Two shows. With Baby Grandmothers and Mecki Mark Men.
    Partial set list, first show:
    Foxy Lady
    The Wind Cries Mary
    Fire
    Hey Joe
    Purple Haze

    Partial set list, second show:
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Fire
    Hey Joe
    Foxy Lady
    The Wind Cries Mary
    Catfish Blues
    Purple Haze
    (Ultimate Hendrix - John McDermott)

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    Re: 1968-01-04 Lorensberg Cirkus, Gothenburg, Vaster Gotland, Sweden

    Thursday 04 January 1968
    Göteborg, Lorensbergs Cirkus, 35 LC Södra Vagen, Västra Götaland, Sweden. JHE
    Neville Chesters: “[Sea frozen near Gothenburg. Arrive at hotel, Gerry still awake, tells me what happened testerday.]”
    Arrival: the cowboy hat w. the purple band, brooches & plumage; the white fur coat; the powder-blue velvet jacket; the black leather ‘cowboy’ waistcoat; the black frilly shirt; the ‘sun’ medallion; R unseen, L.1 ring; dark trousers w. the round chain-link belt.
    Hotel: The black leather ‘cowboy’ waistcoat; the black frilly shirt; [choker necklace?], the ‘sun’ medallion; [R. large sticking plaster-or none??], Pinky ring, [L. ring?]; white trousers w. the round chain-link belt.
    Backstage: The white fur coat (on lap); the ‘Afghan’ waistcoat; the black frilly shirt; the choker necklace; large sticking plaster, R one ring, L. 2; [trousers unseen]
    Two shows at 19:00 and 21:30 (45 minutes each)
    Show#1: The ‘Afghan’ waistcoat; the black frilly shirt; bandaged hand (bandage disappears in some shots to reveal large sticking plaster – same show??), R one ring, L. 2; the ‘tartan’ trousers; white/rose strat w. the cloth ‘0’s & X’s’ strap.
    Show#2: The ‘Afghan’ waistcoat; floral flared shirt; bandaged hand, R one ring, L. 2; the ‘tartan’ trousers; the painted flying V w. ‘floral roundels’ strap.
    Support: Mecki Mark Men; Baby Grandmothers
    MC: Bill Ohrström (manager of ‘Filips’ club in Stockholm)
    Promoter: SBA (Scandinavian Booking Agency)
    JHE fee: £578.10s.4d.
    Songs 1st show:

    Foxy Lady
    The Wind Cries Mary
    Fire
    Hey Joe (Billy Roberts)
    Come On (Part 1)!? (Earl ‘King’ [Johnson])
    Purple Haze.

    Songs 2nd show:

    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band (Lennon & McCartney)
    Fire
    Hey Joe (Billy Roberts)
    Foxy Lady
    The Wind Cries Mary
    Catfish Blues (McKinley ‘Muddy Waters’ Morganfield, medley)
    [remarkably similar to Butterfield Blues Band's 'Two Trains Running' (C. June 1966)]
    Purple Haze

    Göteborg’s Tidningen (‘Gothenburg’s News’ 09 January) ‘The Phenomenon Jimi Hendrix’ – review by Gösta Hanson: “There are mainly two ways of listening to Jimi Hendrix. Either you gather your patience and try and seek out the incredibly skilled finer work Jimi displays amidst the ear- shattering underbrush of effects he tears out of his guitar. Or else you let go of all old ideas about how music is supposed to sound, and let the magician Mr. Hendrix guide you on enticing journeys amongst cascades of notes. Close your eyes and feel the music read even your little toes. But you couldn’t close your eyes yesterday when Jimi Hendrix held court at Cirkus. You had to look at Jimi Hendrix’ injured and bandaged hand, register his expressions when it hurt the most, I look at his undulating movements, half-obscene gestures and explicit mimicry. Talk about pop entertainment! He’s got self-irony, criticizing his own playing and bad sounding amplifiers with offhand comments. Among the numbers we got to hear, only a few were new since last time Mr. Hendrix gave us the honours. One number from the latest LP showed a new laid back style new to Jimi’s bundle of nerves. His first-and slightly overexposed-‘Hey Joe’ was given new dimensions. Now I seriously noticed how perfect Noel Redding’s and Mitch Mitchell’s righteous rock beat blends with Jimi Hendrix’ improvisations on guitar. Excellent comp-but Mr Mitchell doesn’t have to do a drum solo at every performance-it’s not all that exciting, after all. Three extra guitars leaned at the back of the stage. Were they extras in case Jimi Hendrix would turn overly violent on stage? The half-full first house gave polite applause, but the cheers were hardly overwhelming. Fillers-in the real sense of the word-characterize the two Stockholm groups Baby Grandmothers and Meckie Mark Men. Two so-called ‘In-groups.’ Both work in an advanced and experimental avant-garde style. Their differences are that MMM has skill and experience, while Baby Grandmothers lack both. Feeling alone doesn’t give good results.
    Meckie Mark Men have their biggest asset in singer and organist Meckie Bodemark and the previously mentioned experience. Still I had a feeling that most of it was above the horizon of yesterday’s audience. The light projections supposed to accompany the group’s music seemed fine, but the projectors were far too weak to fill the large Cirkus. Now it was mostly ‘lights-out.’ Bill Ohrström acted as MC, and wisely kept it to the bare essentials. The tickets were expensive yesterday. Sure, Jimi Hendrix gave good value-but for the rest of the dough we would have wanted more popular bands than Baby Grandmothers and Meckie Mark Men.”
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    Frank Zappa: "Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."

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    Re: 1968-01-04 Lorensberg Cirkus, Gothenburg, Vaster Gotland, Sweden

    Gothenburg 1968

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