Review - Ray Solo, 11 October, 1995, Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, CAFrom: Robert Peirson
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 95 09:16:00 PDT
Subject: Review , Galaxy, 10/11
I just can't get enough of Ray, so I went to the second night. I was talking to a guy who worked there and he said Ray got paied $20,000 for the 10/9 show and $12,000 for the 10/11 show. This show was similar with the added treat of Stop Your Sobbing. I was more familiar with the place and was able to work myself down to a seat on the side of the stage. I was under the speakers but had an up close and personal view.
This time the opening act was Daughter V with a female singer and male guitarist. They came on at 8:05pm and were done at 8:27pm.
At 8:46 pm Ray was introduced. He came on stage with guitarist Peter Mathson.
- DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION - AUTUMN ALMANAC - SUNNY AFTERNOON " . . . Nice to be here again . . . Any Requests? . . ." - APEMAN "Hello from R.D. . . . there's a new Queen . . ." - VICTORIA Book Reading: . . . Grew up ordinary hoping some day to be an individual" - 20TH CENTURY MAN " . . . when I was young I would visit Soho . . . " - THE LONDON SONG Book Reading: As a kid Dave and I would listen to the records our sisters had, this one record they had was considered too sexy to play in front of mum . . .' - OLD BLACK MAGIC - TIRED OF WAITING ". . . Dave bought the green amp that sounded as like a walkman . . ." - SET ME FREE ". . . I went to the doctor and was told that my bad back would get a hump like an old man I saw if I kept playing football . . ." - X-RAY Book Reading: . . . Dave put some knitting needles into our green amp and we then referred to it as the Fart box. . .' - SEE MY FRIENDS "The girls in art school didn't do much but they looked great . . ." - ART SCHOOL BABES "Mick wanted to joined the group but pointed out he was straight, I said we'll change you", told the story of You Really Got Me intro, Peter does guitar strumming." - YOU REALLY GOT ME (Blues style without riff opening) "Groupies, I find them useful, Anita was 17 going on 30 . . ." - SHE WAS REALLY ANIMAL Book Reading: We were playing in a package with the Beatles . . . John Lennon touched his guitar . . . offer a Beatles song . . . Dave turned up the amp and out came YRGM . . . we had up staged the Beatles . . ." - YOU REALLY GOT ME (with electric Guitar intro, short version) "In America they misunderstood the reference to Fag in . . ." - A WELL RESPECTED MAN "When we arrived at JFK I was asked are you a Beatle or a Girl, I thought, I said, I am a queer" - AMERICANA (or Big Fat Cowboy) "I wrote a lot on my fist American tour, here is one of them" - I GO TO SLEEP - TWO SISTERS ". . . Theres a man in America that can help you . . .Alan Klein" - THE MONEY-GO-ROUND "the 60's were a wonderful time . . ." - DEAD END STREET "This is a song about a real Fag and its not a cigarette" - LOLA - BALLAD OF JULIE FINKLE ". . . When my wife left see took all the records except for our song . . ." - TO THE BONE "The song Days was to be the last of the original Kinks songs, Pete was leaving the band . . ." - DAYS - WATERLOO SUNSET Book reading: My dad came backstage after YRGM became a bit hit . . . we when and had a beer . . . - YOU REALLY GOT ME (Reprise)Ended at 11:53pm
Another great show. This when I heard the new songs I was better able to appreciate them. To the Bone and She Was Really Animal stood out as the best.
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