Glad you're reading and enjoying this FT.
I was just listening to something that I haven't heard in ages.
There's a site called Wolfgang's Vault and what it is, is a site started when some guy got the rights to the collection of thousands of live concert recordings, previously owned by the late promoter, Bill Graham. Thousands of hours of music and since then, much more live music has been added. Thousands. Famous. Top. Musicians from the 60's and 70's. A lot is stream-able for free All of it is downloadable - for a fee.
Anyway, check it out.
But anyway, there's a recording of Emerson Lake and Palmer doing Tarkus live and like I said it's been years since I heard it but this was really nice, actually sort of a laid back version. I had forgotten how good Emerson was (is?) and I always liked Lakes voice and Plamer is a great drummer who perhaps doesn't get the credit he deserves. In this version, his skill really stands apart from the hyperbolics of some of the other, heavier ELP stuff.
But I don't recall if Emerson quoted Night in Tunisia on the LP version, I definitely don't recall if he quoted both Night in Tunisia and the theme from Star Wars....
Really, it's worth a listen.. .
Tarkus, or this version, is much better than I remembered. I may even order the original CD just to refresh my memory.
yeah and jazzy rock is pretty accurate for a lot of this stuff.
ETA: that's not Night in Tunisia...what the heck is that? It's driving me crazy. It's at 5:37 of the Tarkus track and I should
know what that is!