Peter Tork and the New Monks JAPAN LIVE!(1981)
Peter Tork and the New Monks held the concerts in Japan in August, 1981.
I saw the concert with my friends (fans of Peter).
On that day, we were waiting for the concert to start at the hall. Our seats were relatively close to the stage. My heart was throbbing with excitement.
And the concert started!
The spotlight shone in the center of the dark stage.
Peter Tork with his banjo appeared in the spotlight!
It was my first time watching “REAL Peter Tork” playing the banjo live. Not on TV. I was very excited.
I think he wore this yellow clothes. When I watched this clothes in this concert, I thought “The stars on the shoulder are so cute!”. I remember that.
Peter played the music of instrumental on the banjo absorbedly. He was so hot! He played the banjo very cool. His blond hair was so beautiful. He was youthful. Peter was very passionate.
I kept screaming “Peter! Peter! ” All audience kept screaming.
Peter played the banjo violently on the end of the first song, and he began to play the 2nd song “Crippie Creek” without a moment’s pause!
That was awesome moment! The sequence was brilliant. I got goose bumps all over before I knew it. I was so moved.
I watched Peter singing “Crippie Creek” on TV before.(It was a “Monkees on Tour” episode of The Monkees TV show.)
And he was singing “Crippie Creek” on banjo, under my eyes. It was a miracle!
It was my first time listening to his singing voice. Not on TV. His real voice.
His singing voice was wonderful. The play of his banjo and keyboard was amazing. Songs that Peter made were awesome. I was so excited. And I danced like crazy! :D
1.(title unknown: banjo instrumental)
3.Higher And Higher
4.Last Train to Clarksville
5.A Little Bit Me,A Little Bit You
7.Pleasant Valley Sunday
9.Hi Hi Babe
10.Shades Of Gray
13.Your Auntie Grizelda
14.I’m A Believer
15.(I’m Not Your)Steppin’ Stone
During the interlude of “Higher And Higher”, Peter sometimes stuck out the tip of the neck of the banjo toward the audience. I was swept away by his wonderful banjo playing.
When Peter sang “Lucille”, he danced in a frenzy. Peter was preternaturally sexy and wild!
His “Lucille” was too sexy.XD His sexy “Lucille” at this time will be recorded in history.
The Monkees songs had rock’n’roll arrangement. Peter sang The Monkees songs, and I felt fresh those songs. Peter’s songs except Monkees were splendid, too.
This concert was full of rock’n’roll. It was very enthusiastic.
I think he loved rock’n’roll in those days. In those days, on Japanese TV program, Peter was asked, “What kind of music would you like to do?”, and he answered “rock’n’roll! “ .
Time passes so quickly. When Peter sang the last song “(I’m Not Your)Steppin’ Stone” , all audience were delirious!
At the end of the concert, Peter Tork and the New Monks and an audience did a three-three-seven hand clap. A three-three-seven hand clap is Japanese hand clap.
The Japanese sometimes does it at the end of event. A three-three-seven hand clap expresses joy and a sense of unity.
At that time, Peter led the audience to do a three-three-seven hand clap. Why did Peter know Japanese three-three-seven hand clap? Peter is great.
From the beginning to the end, this concert was absolutely amazing! I love this concert of Peter Tork and the New Monks! This concert is the best in my life.
(And now, I wanna go to Peter Tork & Shoe Suede Blues’s concert !)
I accumulated pocket money. I bought the cheapest banjo.
I wanted to be able to play banjo like Mr.Peter Tork. I wanted to play “Crippie Creek” and “Higher And Higher” on a banjo.
But it was very difficult for me to play a banjo. I couldn’t even tuning. I gave up playing the banjo in a few days. I should have worked harder…
I have put the banjo on my parents’ home. Oh, I want to apologize to my banjo.