Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The Doobie Brothers stream 45th anniversary live version of Takin’ It To The Streets

The Doobie Brothers are streaming video of a new live version of their 1976 classic, “Takin’ It To The Streets”, in honor of the album’s 45th anniversary.

The band recorded a new arrangement of the song while waiting out the pandemic after they postponed a 50th anniversary tour that would see Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, John McFee and Michael McDonald reunite on the road together for the first time in over 25 years.

“Takin’ It To The Streets” was a US Top 15 hit and the title track to the group’s sixth album, which reached No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and sold more than a million copies in the region.

“I felt, and still feel to this day that ‘Streets’ album, and song, were about Hope,” Simmons tells Consequence Of Sound’s Origins series. “No matter how far down, no matter how victimized, no matter the outcome, don’t give up. If you try to navigate with an open heart, do the best you can at the moment you are given, that’s a gift to be valued always.”

Read more about the song's history at consequence.net.

The band will launch their rescheduled 50th Anniversary tour in Des Moines, IA on August 22.

Last fall, The Doobie Brothers were among the artists inducted into the 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

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