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Live Oblivion Vol. 2 (1976)
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express

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Name:  Dave Eggleston <>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Recorded at the Whiskey A Go-Go, 1974. (2 record set)
/Brian Auger-organ, electric piano, backing vocals
/Alex Ligertwood-lead vocal, percussion
/Barry Dean-bass
/Jack Mills-lead guitar
/Stephen Ferrone-drums.

The Live Oblivion recordings really showcase Auger's energetic style and consumate skill on both the organ and electric piano; he moved seamlessly between the two, and everything he played just felt right. Auger gives the Rhodes a good workout on "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend", "Inner City Blues", and "Straight Ahead". I seem to remember reading in Contemporary Keyboard that he preferred the older Fender Rhodes with the teardrop (traditional piano) hammers.