In this Dream Tour segment, the classic rock band, Little Triggers, shares who they would want on their ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their selections, after the break.
Little Triggers would have The Faces with Rod Stewart headlining our dream gig, for the non-stop party and on-stage bar. It would have to be restocked pretty often! Rod used to hand out bottles of wine to members of the audience on some nights. They also played around with footballs and kicked them into the crowd. There is a great video of them on the Top of the Pops show passing a ball to each other and then falling off the stage. They had the great and unfortunately no longer with us John Peel pretending to play a mandolin. Ronnie Wood had a guitar made from a toilet seat, complete with loo roll hanging from it. He complained afterward that it was unplayable! But what a night that would be if we could get all that happening. It would be unforgettable.
We’d have Otis Redding on the bill to bring a touch of real Soul to the evening. Otis packed a whole lot of get-down and a lifetime’s worth of testifying into the five short years that he recorded for Stax/Volt Records. We would get him to perform highlights from his brilliant 1965 albums, Sings Soul Ballads and Otis Blue, and how about getting the Queen of Memphis Soul, Carla Thomas onstage to duet with Otis on a couple of numbers from the 1967 LP King and Queen. He would have to end with the masterful “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay,” the last song Otis Redding ever recorded.
Finally, we would ask Stevie Ray Vaughan to join us and trade licks for the sheer virtuosity of his playing. Our lead guitarist Tom spent hours and hours in the attic of his parents’ house in his early teens making his fingers bleed to perfect Stevie’s licks. An onstage masterclass with the man himself would be a dream come true!