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Great Concerts

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by rdawson808, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    Have you been to a show where one of the warm-up acts gave the main attraction a real run? The Tragically Hip headlined a festival line-up at the Markham Fairgrounds in the mid-90s where Midnight Oil played right before them and just tore it up.

    The Hip are no slouch themselves, but their fans can be really surly and downright dangerous when liquored up ...[​IMG]


    The Clash opening for The Who
    In retrospect, whoever opened up for Rush any of the three or four times I saw them as an adolescent.

    And I'm just now recalling that I saw John Lee Hooker open for Van Morrison, which was a pretty sweet double-bill.
     
  2. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Have you been to a show where one of the warm-up acts gave the main attraction a real run? The Tragically Hip headlined a festival line-up at the Markham Fairgrounds in the mid-90s where Midnight Oil played right before them and just tore it up. The Hip are no slouch themselves, but their fans can be really surly and downright dangerous when liquored up ...[​IMG]
    I have had a few like that, actually. Most recent was Combichrist opening for KMFDM. CC were such an impressively well oiled and intense project that the now past their prime song recycling KMFDM never stood a chance. And many years ago, Life of Agony & Machinehead completely overshadowed Megadeth (which I never liked but still). I am sure there were others... Neurosis opening for Soulfly was rather impressive. They went in to the noise & ambient realm for a good 10 minutes which was pretty much mesmerising. On a sidenote I am still hoping to see Front 242 & Bad Religion at some point. Have wanted to for years but they never come near this area unfortunately...
     
  3. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    I have had a few like that, actually.
    Most recent was Combichrist opening for KMFDM. CC were such an impressively well oiled and intense project that the now past their prime song recycling KMFDM never stood a chance.

    And many years ago, Life of Agony & Machinehead completely overshadowed Megadeth (which I never liked but still).

    I am sure there were others... Neurosis opening for Soulfly was rather impressive. They went in to the noise & ambient realm for a good 10 minutes which was pretty much mesmerising.

    On a sidenote I am still hoping to see Front 242 & Bad Religion at some point. Have wanted to for years but they never come near this area unfortunately...


    Damn it, I hate it when people post about music and I've never heard of half the bands - reminds me I'm getting old.
     
  4. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Damn it, I hate it when people post about music and I've never heard of half the bands - reminds me I'm getting old.

    You know, other than Combichrist, I think they are all in their 30's or 40's now actually.
     
  5. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    You know, other than Combichrist, I think they are all in their 30's or 40's now actually.

    Gee thanks, that make me feel so much better. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Gee thanks, that make me feel so much better. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I meant they are not new bands, damn it!
     
  7. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    I meant they are not new bands, damn it!


    LOL, I knew that. Just highlights how out of touch with the music scene I've become. [​IMG]
     
  8. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    LOL, I knew that. Just highlights how out of touch with the music scene I've become. [​IMG]

    Damn kids.
     
  9. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    Damn kids.

    Eh? What did you say? Gotta speak up, son.
     
  10. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Eh? What did you say? Gotta speak up, son.

    Calm down, don't drop your dentures in the prune juice now

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Faded501s

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    Last year I saw Soundgarden in Tampa at (I think) the SunDome. Not only did Chris Cornell totally rock out with Rage but, and I still can't believe this, the place was nearly empty...like 25% capacity. Whenever the mosh pit "settled down" we ended up being like 30 feet from the stage. Very cool experience!
     
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    Mr. Bungle was something else.

    I used to see Primus when they were playing parties at the student co-ops in Berkeley. It was kind of shocking to realize a few years later that they'd made it (relatively) big and were on MTV, etc.


    Yeah, Mike Patton's a staggeringly talented musician. I haven't heard Fantomas or any of his other bands..how are they?

    koji
     
  13. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Well-Known Member

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    Just saw Pink Martini last night at Wolf Trap. Aside from the pain of getting their (damned Virginia commuters) the show was f-ing BRILLIANT. Loved every minute of it.


    bob
     
  14. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Well-Known Member

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    I used to go to concerts all the time in highschool and my first two years of college.

    Favorite: AC/DC

    Seen:
    Black Sabbath
    Ozzy Osbourne
    The Who
    Counting Crows
    Black Crows
    Oasis
    Marilyn Manson
    AC/DC
    Bon Jovi
    Incubus
    Slipknot
    U2
    Godsmacked
    Dashboard Confessional
    Aerosmith
    Pantera
     
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    Frank Zappa at the Oval cricket ground London or was it Alice Cooper.
    Dionne Warwick at Stowe School.
     
  16. Baron

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    Saw LCD Soundsystem last week at the El Rey on Wilshire. Awesome show.
     
  17. Otto

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    Robert Randolf and the Family Band were amazing when I saw them live. The Polyophonic Spree are very entertaining as well. I've seen some really big acts and I must say I prefer the intamacy of a small stage.
     

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