Charlie Miller has just released his transfer of 3/25/72, the Bo Diddley/GD show, which finally means that every note from the 1972 Academy of Music run is now circulating for our listening pleasure. Until pretty recently, these shows represented a big hole in what is arguably the greatest year of the band's career. There were always poor aud recordings of most of these shows, but none of it circulated on sbd at all until a few years ago, and it's only been in the past few months that about half of these sources entered the general public circulation. Yee haw! Thanks, Charlie! I believe most (all?) of these derive from that mysterious third batch of Bettyboards, the ones that are still being held by a guy who bought Betty Cantor's equipment cases at auction and discovered the moldy reels, which were eventually cleaned up by Rob Eaton (correction: not Rob Bertrando). I think? There seems to be a lot to that story that remains untold.
Anyway, eat it up, music lovers:
https://archive.org/details/gd1972-03-26.133303.sbd.miller.flac16 (also Dave's Picks 14)
https://archive.org/details/gd1972-03-28.132729.sbd.miller.flac16 (also Dick's Picks 30)
No reviews for now. If you've forgotten about it, go listen to the very unusual and very beautiful Caution > jam > Uncle John's Band from 3/22.
And, for your reading pleasure, here's a fun contemporary article on the whole crazy week: