The Doobie Brothers, October 11, 1978 @ PSUC Fieldhouse
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Notes by Rob Buran:
The Doobie Brothers was by far the most mayhem of all the interviews I was involved with. Unknown to any of us at the time, they "tested" selections from the Minute By Minute album on the Plattsburgh audience weeks before it was released. The band was the same band you see on the front cover of Minute By Minute (Pat Simmonds, John Hartman, Tiran Porter, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Michael McDonald) with one-time roadie and additional percussionist Bobby Lakind filling in for Keith Knudson. It was a press conference format. It started out with one person at a time asking a question with everyone listening to the answer. The main problem with the press conference format is that newspaper people like to "pepper" questions that either don't allow for long answers, or they interrupt during the answer, a disastrous situation for radio. At one point about halfway through, everyone split up. I was sitting next to Pat Simmonds and John Hartman joined us. Michael McDonald totally missed the interview and came in just before the recording of the WPLT IDs. Fred Little joined me as my engineer watching my reel-to-reel and the recording level while I concentrated on directing the microphone. We both asked questions. I was there as a WGFB employee. Kathy Rock was also there from WGFB. Charlie Koch & Michael O'Looney brought a WPLT reel-to-reel tape deck and a handheld microphone. (I'm flattered by their imitation, but it didn't sound as good) Note: The high pitched whine is the mercury-vapor lights in the locker-room at the Fieldhouse.
The Doobie Brothers
"The Doobie Brothers, October 11, 1978 @ PSUC Fieldhouse" (1978). Concert Interviews. 3.