We did a lot of gigs around 1970 - by then the Soft’s were well established as the darlings of the progressive rock scene, especially in France, Holland and Germany. Fans (and particularly it seems to be German fans) still come up to me when I'm playing today and tell me how their lives were totally changed by hearing Third or seeing us live.
There was plenty of nervous energy and tension then in the band. Irresponsible young men in charge of powerful machinery. A lot of raucous fuzz Lowrey organ and brain-searing fuzz bass through 100 watt Marshall stacks. We weren't scared to do our ears in, or the audience's ears, either.
So here is a sample of two live gigs in 1970 somewhere in Europe - and interesting maybe for archive buffs is the fact that the shorter chunk with excerpts from Facelift and Moon in June is one of the very few gigs we did as a quartet with just Lyn Dobson - Elton was presumably stuck somewhere else in Europe...
Facelift, Moon In June, Out-Bloody-Rageous, Facelift, Pig, Orange Skin Food, A Door Opens And Closes, 10.30 Returns To The Bedroom.