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Hear Steve Miller Band’s ‘Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma’ From 1977 Live LP

‘We decided to call it ‘Breaking Ground’ because that’s exactly what we were doing,’ says Miller.

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Steve Miller Band have shared a rollicking version of “Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma” that will be featured on their upcoming live album Steve Miller Band Live! Breaking Ground: August 3, 1977, out May 14th.

Miller said of the gig in a statement: “This show from August of 1977 at the Cap Center in Landover, Maryland, captures the band right at the peak after The Joker, and in the middle of Fly Like an Eagle and Book of Dreams, a stream of hits…We decided to call it Breaking Ground because that’s exactly what we were doing.”

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The live album, available to pre-order now, will be released digitally as well as on compact disc and LP, with liner notes by Rolling Stone contributor David Fricke, who writes of Steve Miller Band at the time of the concert: “They were at a perfect crossroads of psychedelic zeal and progressive, popcraft while staying true to Miller’s first love, the blues.”

Steve Miller Band Live! Breaking Ground: August 3, 1977 captures Miller’s legendary 1977 line-up at the beginning of the band’s turn from playing ballrooms and theaters to arenas and football stadiums. It’s a rare chance to glimpse a band on the cusp of superstardom, in the moments before they ascended to a new level. Recorded at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD on multi-track tape and newly mixed and mastered by Miller and his veteran audio engineer Kent Hertz.

Additionally, the accompanying live concert video featuring the full August 1977 performance will stream on the Coda Collection streaming via Amazon Prime Video.

Steve Miller Band Live! Breaking Ground: August 3, 1977 is out on May 14 and can be pre-ordered here.

 

 

Steve Miller Band Live! Breaking Ground: August 3, 1977 Tracklist:

Living In The U.S.A.
Space Cowboy
Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma
Come On In My Kitchen
Wild Mountain Honey
The Window/Winter Time
The Stake
Mercury Blues
Serenade
Take The Money And Run
Jet Airliner
Space Intro
Fly Like An Eagle
Rock’n Me
The Joker
Seasons
So Long Blues

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