I never, ever expected to hear this again let alone SEE it. It was amazing when I was there in person and it’s still amazing.
Remember that this is the Oakland Auditorium – where the Warriors play – and it’s amazingly quiet for this perfect rendition of “Total Control”. The performance that The Motels put on that night really blew away the headliner (The Cars) who were technically proficient but dry, and with terrible sound.
Anyone who has been to see music at that venue knows that it’s easy for a band to sound terrible, but this night The Motels really had something special going on.
“Total Control” starts around 5:10.