nice 85 shot, Toru-A - thanks! here's a bit about that show, from [www.timeisonourside.com
i think their date for this is the right one - july 13th 85 was the Live Aid show.
When Richards and Mack started trading blues licks... there was no doubt about who all eyes were focused on. Whenever guitarists get up in public to jam together, there's an element of the cutting contest. At the Lone Star Mack was, for all his smiles, laying into Keith Richards with every lick he had. In front of his own band, he tore off runs that - on a technical level - Keith couldn't hope to match. The remarkable quality about Keith Richards, though, was that he obviously didn't care. The faster Mack soloed the more Keith smiled and nodded - and when it was Keith's turn to burn he just choked that guitar in the signature primitive Berry/Exile/Richards style. By virtue of being so at ease with himself and his instrument, he sounded just great. Lonnie Mack, for all his moves, didn't win that cutting session. Keith Richards took it by virtue of being not a man playing a guitar, but a man who was part of a guitar. It was way past right or wrong. It was just KEITH. The way Keith played was the way Keith walked and thought and breathed.
- Bill Flanagan, Rolling Stone Magazine, reporting on a night, July 9, 1985,
when Keith got up onstage to jam with Lonnie Mack at the Lone Star Café in New York City
i've had this shot labelled "nyc 1983", but i bet it's also from that Lonestar Cafe jam:- 85? by Bob Gruen
Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 2006-12-17 19:50 by with sssoul.