Procol Harum in 1972 on Japanese television (1)
Procol played a double headline bill with Ten Years After. Dave Ball recalled that the band was particularly toxified that evening having started a bit of drinking about 5 in the afternoon when recommended to try some exotic new concoction. He reports that the group was a bit more lubricated than usual. Nonetheless, the show is one of the better documents of that period. The video document omits the opener, Shine on Brightly, though audio-only versions of this show do include that as well with particularly fine organ from Chris Copping who was implementing his Arp Pro Soloist synthesiser as well.
Not all our readers will be able to understand all the titling, but this one is clear enough
GB looking a bit frizzy
Copping with Hammond and Arp
Long-shot of piano, drums and organ
Mobil indeed. Note tiny setlist propped on the organ
Chris Copping in dynamic mode, albeit a trifle over-yellow
Les Paul, unusual sunburst effect!
Thanks to Larry Pennisi, Marvin Chassman, Ted McCallion