For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Aerosmith Kicks Out the Texxas Jam in 1978
Others agreed. Vehemently.
Which is why I stayed away from the band's Texxas Jam appearance for so long; how worthwhile could it be? But a few weeks back I came across the video cassette at used-book store. It was sticky, cracked and smelled ... weird. Bought it anyway. Cost one whole dollar. Only, it wouldn't play. Just as well. Then I remembered: Three songs from the Texxas World Music Festival, as it was properly known, can be found on the Pandora's Box boxed set: "Lords of the Thighs," "I Wanna Know Why" and "Big Ten-Inch Record." And they don't sound half bad.
So I broke down this afternoon, busted out the converter and listened to the thing for myself. "Sweet Emotion" sounds perfectly fine to me; so too "Toys in the Attic" and "Walk This Way" and all the other Big Hits and Deep Cuts. It's like someone rolled up 1978 in some Zig-Zags. So, yeah, if you need me, I'll be cruising the T.J. parking lot in a GTO a little later. Top priority of the evening.
Bonus: I see the fine gentleman who runs the KZEW tribute page has also just made available the entirety of Heart's performance at the 1978 Texxas Jam, which was broadcast live on The Zoo. You can find it on the jukebox, right between the Dr. Demento bit and that Hunt James appearance.