LIVE: The Analog Fog, 1967 @ the Hollow, 11/29/15

Review by Greg Haymes

“I know more people here tonight than I knew at my high school reunion,” proclaimed one fan.

And indeed it was something of a ’60s vintage high school reunion for the fans and bands alike at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in downtown Albany on Sunday evening.

It was also something of a musical history lesson for music fans who were too young to remember the glory days of such Local 518 bands as the Gray Things, the Bougalieu, the Sundowners, Whitney Sunday and others who ruled the scene and landed national recording contracts back in the day.

The event was the Analog Fog 1967, a five-and-a-half hour trip down the musical memory lane featuring six bands. Now obviously this kind of thing could have easily been a golden-oldies trainwreck, but surprisingly enough, everybody kept it pretty much on the rails.

Heck, some of the folks even sounded better than they ever did way back when.

It was billed as a “once in a lifetime reunion,” and if it was, well, it was worth it. But I wouldn’t be surprised if a whole lot of these same folks get together next year to do it all over again. It was that much fun…

Satisfaction (the Rolling Stones)
Gimme Gimme Some Lovin’ (the Spencer Davis Group)
We Gotta Get Outta This Place (the Animals)
Smokestack Lightnin’ (Howlin’ Wolf)
Hang On Sloopy (the McCoys)
It’s All Over Now (Bobby Womack)
Gloria (Them) (with Ralph Spillenger on keys)
Mystic Eyes (Them)
I Can’t Make It Alone (Carole King)
19th Nervous Breakdown (the Rolling Stones)

My Guy (Mary Wells)
Sweet Thing (Rufus)
A Song for You (Leon Russell)
You Really Got a Hold On Me (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles)
Be My Baby (the Ronettes)

Runaround Sue (Dion)
Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
How Deep Is Your Love (with tracks) (the Bee Gees)
You Got It (with tracks) (Roy Orbison)

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