Re: Sea Level...the band
Yeah, I think I've got a couple Sea Level LPs back in the basement vinyl museum somewhere. The only thing I really remember about them is Chuck Leavell's piano.
IIRC, they couldn't make up their minds if they wanted to be a rock-jazz fusion band or a southern boogie band. I get them mixed up with the Dixie Dregs. I was surprised to see Leavell has been with the Rolling Stones for 25 years now. But then, I also haven't seen the Stones live since forever.
I saw West, Bruce, and Laing open for ELP way back in '72 at the Convo at Ohio Univ. We had 2nd row seats. Jack Bruce wore knee-high boots (di rigeur for the day) and Leslie West was pissed about the sound and kept yelling at the roadies. Corky Laing launched about 80 bazillion drum sticks into the crowd.
Pay attention to the open sky