concerts you've been to and the ones you wish you had

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  1. chrose

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    This thread was posted elsewhere because of the Steve Vai discussion so I figured an artistic bunch like you would have seen a few concerts so I will start with my list. The ones I wish I had seen would be of course the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix and Janis, other than that here's a list of who I have seen:

    I know I'm gonna forget a few and I'm going to show my age, but here we go: Black Oak Arkansas, Lynard Skynard (original) Ted Nugent 3x, Nazarath, Aerosmith 4x, Yes 3x, Led Zeppelin 2x, Leon Russell, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Sea Level, John McLaughlin 3x, Steve Morse, Johnny Winter, The Who (pre and post Kieth Moon), ELP 2x, Johnny Winter 3x, Edgar Winter, Van Halen, The Pretenders, Hall and Oates, Joe Pass, Black Sabbath w/ Ozzy, Bobby Whitlock (Derek and the Dominoes), Eric Clapton, Jimmie Vaughn, John Cippoline (Big Brother and the Holding company), Leslie West, Herb Ellis, Muddy Waters, Steve Vai, Eric Sardinas, Linkin Park, Snoop Dog, Korn, Kieth Jarret, Bobby Blue Bland, Atlanta Rythym Section, REO Speedwagon (countless times as an opening act), Rush, Stanley Clark, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Queen, Little Feat, The Clash, Rod Stewart, Blue Oyster Cult (to this day perhaps the best show I ever saw!), Eurythmics (first US concert tour, Annie Lennox was smokin..!), UB40, Michael Jackson (back when he was still black and talented!), Bonnie Raitt, (she was young and smokin... as well!), Steppenwolf, George Thorogood, Brian Setzer, Robin Trower, Mick Jones from Foreigner, Ron Wood, oh yes Foghat too, Return to forever, Lenny White, Culture Club, Bruce Springsteen.
    I'll update as I remember.
     
  2. momoreg

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    Korn, snoop dog, and linkin park stick out of that like a sore thumb, chrose!! :D

    I'm in such awe that you saw Queen. That is my number 1 'wish I had seen' band.
     
  3. momoreg

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    Absolute best shows I've seen were:
    The Police (2x), Jane's Addiction (2x), and Prince!!!
    Others were:
    Tool, A Perfect Circle,Psychedelic Furs, Elvis Costello, The Strokes,Jethro Tull, Yes, Godsmack, The Rollins Band, Aerosmith, Live,
    Hole, Counting Crows, Dave Mattews, Sting, Korn, Joe Jackson, Deep Banana Blackout, Jose Feliciano, The Sugar Cubes, New Order, Public Image, REM, Barry Manilow, Grace Jones, Nina Hagen, 24/7 Spyz, Fishbone, David Bowie, Squeeze, Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel, The Cure, Santana, Rickie Lee Jones, Angela Bofill,Howard Jones, The Tompson Twins, U2, The Motels, Bad Brains, and the Wiggles!!!!!

    Oh, my brain... :crazy:
     
  4. cape chef

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    Zappa 8 times, Zepplin 75/77 Blue oyster cult times 2 pink floyd times 2 (Wish you where here and animals tours) ELP times 2, yes 4 times, Lynard skynard with ted nugent,Rush 3 times, Al dimiola 3, Genisis once 78.Clapton two times,Deep purple, black sabbath, nazerath,Little feat, charlie daniels, areosmith 3 times,steve morse once, marshall tucker band, jean luc ponty 4 times,queen 2 times,richie blackmors rainbow, talking heads,nrps 2 times,santana once miles davis, dizzy gillespie, tull 4 times,the who also pre and post Moon. Bad company,robin trower, allman bros,jeff beck, king crimsom. That all I can recall trough the "purple haze" i'll report back later. Maybe :cool:
     
  5. phatch

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    Concerts I've been to.

    King Cobra/Autograph--- wasn't worth it. Glad I didn't pay to see it.
    George Thorogood 1 time. Very good.
    Van Halen with Sammy Hagar-- Abysmal. I just about walked out after the first song
    Moody Blues. Pretty good.
    Gene Loves Jezebel twice. I'd see them again.
    U2- Overblown and Overproduced. I came to hear the band, not the audience.

    Concerts I want to have seen

    Blue Oyster Cult
    Yes
    and repeats of George Thorogood and Gene Loves Jezebel.
    Tori Amos
    Sarah McClachlan

    There's lots of other bands I'd like to experience live in a controlled environment, Nine Inch Nails for example. I'd exclude most of who he'd attract though. Muse would fall in that category too.

    Generally, I strongly dislike concerts. The sound is nothing compared to a good sound system and most bands aren't as good as they sound with studio tweaking. Too many singers can't sing wtihout studio help. Same for live albums. I don't like them. (except for U2, Bad is best in that one live recording).

    And the audience usually obscures too much of what I came to experience. The Moody Blues kept the audience under control pretty well, and I hear that Yes shushes audiences so they can perform their quieter more intricate pieces.

    I much prefer tiny intimate venues (like where I saw GLJ) where the acoustics work and the band can respond more to the audience mood. That was true for when I saw George Thorogood too.

    Phil
     
  6. pete

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    Momoreg, I have a new found respect for you!!! Will write a little later when I have more time to spend trying to reach back through the fog (literally) and remember many of the bands I have seen.
     
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    I've only seen Great Big Sea..absolutly amazing!

    I was to see U2 and Bon Jovi

    Theres many others i'd like to see too
     
  8. pete

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    Bands I wish I could have seen:
    Pink Floyd (with Roger Water's and/or with Syd Barett)
    Genesis (the original line-up)
    Bob Marley
    KISS, with make-up (not one of the stupid reunion thingies either!!!)
    The Cure
    Sex Pistols
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Jane's Addiction
    Black Sabbath (with Ozzy)
    KLF
    Joy Division
    Revolting Cocks
    Bauhaus

    Bands I've seen (the abridged list as I have seen too many to remember, especially in the state I saw most of them in!!! :D )
    Pink Floyd (post Roger Waters), Roger Waters, Grateful Dead 2x, Rush 3x, Tommy Shaw, Styx (my first concert), Poison, Tesla, AC/DC, Motley Crue, Warrent, ZZ Top, Steve Miller Band, Mr. Big, Whitesnake, Great White, Stryper, U2, Bodeans, Los Lobos, Tracy Chapman, Stevie Wonder, Santana, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel (not really a concert, he showed up at a blues bar in Indy the night before he did 2 sold out shows, he played for about 3 hours with the house band),
    KMFDM 2x, Pig, Pigface 3x, Orb 2x, Orbital 3x, Porno for Pyros, Corrosion of Conformity, MC 900 ft. Jesus, Spoonman (from the Soundgarden song "Spoonman"), Sisters of Mercy, Dee-lite, Lords of Acid, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Helmut, Ministry, Stone Temple Pilots, VNV Nation, Front 242, DJ Keoke, Stabbing Westward, Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chile Peppers, Pop Will Eat Itself, and Pearl Jam.
     
  9. deltadoc

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    Who 5 times, Rolling Stones 3 times, Styx, John Hammond 12 times, Journey, Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane 4 times, Jefferson Starship, Rori Block, Hendrix 2 times, John Sebastian, Moody Blues 6 times, John Jackson 2 times, Honeyboy Edwards 3 times, Johnny Winter, Grateful Dead, Deep Purple, Koerner Ray & Glover, Yes 3 times, the haze is getting too thick to go on....

    doc
     
  10. momoreg

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    Great thread!!
     
  11. momoreg

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    OK Pete, I'm waiting.... :smiles: I know you respect me for my unashamed love of Barry Manilow.
     
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    Deltadoc reminded me about hot tuna, and also papa john cretch. Also dire straights. Jerry garcia (solo, never saw the dead). Momo, you want to see Barry Manilow next time he's in town? :eek: Deltadoc, what was Hendrix like?That is pretty cool you saw him. I would have liked to have seen the doors.Just remembered Foghat!I gotta find my stubs.
     
  13. chrose

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    :eek: I hate you :mad: :cry: :D
     
  14. pete

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    Momoreg, since you've seen Jane's twice, The Sugar Cubes, and New Order, I'll forgive you the Barry Manilow!!!! :p :p :p
     
  15. momoreg

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    :lol:
    Brad, affirmative on Barry. ;) I'm pretty sure Jord won't go, but maybe Jill will.

    Pete, Jane's was so much more than a concert...it was like a circus. If you haven't seen them, you MUST!!!
     
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    Hate is a four letter word, but I know you're just joking! :)

    Saw Hendrix in my home town of Davenport. He got mad at the crowd (I don't blame him) and I think I remember he threw his guitar or something out at the crowd.

    Saw him again in the Twin Cities. It was a great concert, and I read many years later that it was considered one of the best of the best of Hendrix concerts. I heard he was on acid that night. It was a long time ago.

    Purple Haze and Voodoo Child (Slight Return) are still two of my most favorite songs ever.

    I heard that the room in England where Jimi died was owned by Paul McCartney who rented/loaned it out to visiting celebrities. I also heard it is the same room that Mama Cass died in too.

    Jimi's last paying gig before he was discovered was in John Hammond's band in NYC. Very cool.

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  17. chrose

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    So is LOVE, and you're right I was kidding :D as far as the acid.....pretty safe bet!
    And he could throw his guitar at me as much as he wanted, come to think about it, anybody can throw their guitar at me as often as they like, though they'll have to use a different one each time! :D :bounce: :D
     
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    Just came across an old ticket stub which says I saw Van Halen in 1980, I'd forgotten completely about it! Also, remember seeing what was it AC/DC where the lead guitarist always wore short pants? And I saw the Beach Boys 5 times, how could I have forgotten that!

    doc
     
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    Must have been the acid ;)
     
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    Wierd---
    Blue Oyster Cult opening for J Giels under the L. Couldn't hear the music when the train passed(free) Billy Cobham & Chic Corea jamming with some Hare Krishna(think the bottom line, little fuzzy on that one) NY Dolls with walk on (Frampton).
    Best-- woodstock, watkins glen, Dead,Queen,Airplane/Starship,Cooper, Zappa,Turner, James Taylor, Floyd, Yes, Moody Blues, Santana, Stones in Harlem, Joplin,Marley w/Tosh, Queen,Most all progressive artists(now fusion) Cobham, Clark,Corea,Alphonse,etc.
    Wished--
    Beatles, ZZ Top, Jackson, Prince, Hendrix,Joel, E. Kitt
    Thanks for the memories, have many more, haven't left the state yet :eek:
    Can remember making beer runs from NY to DC to get this bootleg beer called coors :beer: