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“I've seen Stevie ray and Jimmy Page so I'd have to say Bob Marley and the Doors also.
Oh and Jimmy Hendrix before he sucked.”
“I don't want to know anything about Elton John and sucking.”
“"The Who were the World's Greatest Rock band, not those posturing Rolling Stones.”
I must echo those exact sentiments!!
In Spring '69 I saw The Who invade Maryland!!
The new re-issue Live At Leeds 2-CD album is that show.
Those guys were magic!!
They were as tight as it gets and their singing was stunning with harmonies as great as The Beatles.
Keith Moon musta been wearing boots......he kicked the crap out of it.....rolling and tumblin' like a mad man and always on time.
Some of my favorite examples of the above:
Pictures Of Lilly
Oh yeah, Led Zeppelin opened.
I was deaf for three days.”
“I wish I had seen Genesis '70-'74.
....before Phil Collins sucked and stayed on the drum kit.”
“Clapton and Robert Cray are coming to B'ham in Oct. I'll have a 1 month old baby then, but my wife and I are going to try and go. The damn thing is on a Wed night.
I saw Clapton my soph year in college. I had an 8am Strength of Materials final. I was bummed and then figured out that I had to make a 103 to get an A or a 55 to drop to a C. Neither were going to happen, so off to the concert I went. It was great.”
Spencer Davis Group
George Harrison as a solo
Derek and the Dominos
John Lee Hooker
last edited: 6/23/06 6:59:07 AM”
“elton john-before he sucked
Must have been before he 'turned' gay. LOL
I loved the guy's music up to the Yellow Brick Road album.”
“Cray and Clapton??
Does anyone remember Sunday Night(later called Michelob Presents Night Music) with David Sanborn??
It was on late, 11:30, Sunday nights on NBC.
Lorne Michaels had something to do with it.
There was an episode with Cray and Clapton who played separately and then finished the show jamming together with the house band......three hot Stratocaster guys!
I had to work at 6:00 AM on Mondays but usually couldn't resist watching until the 1:00 AM sign-off.”
“paris hilton before she sucked
“she can suck all she wants };->”
“I saw the Spencer Davis Group in '73 with no Stevie Winwood.
They had a minor hit with "Catch You On The Rebop".
They opeded for Focus, a Dutch band Focus originally comprised pianist and flautist Thijs van Leer, guitarist Jan Akkerman (who joined the band in 1970), Cyriel Havermans on bass and Pierre van der Linden on drums.”
“Focus was Hocus Pocus?”
“Yo-dee, yo-doh doh-day, yo-doh doh-day......
Yep, that's "Hocus Pocus" by Focus”
““brian, is your mom on the computer again?”
Ha Ha! Actually my mom saw the beatles and elvis back in the day.”
Those are good ones, Ewker, I'll steal some from you...
Derek & the Dominos
The Mamas & The Papas
Tool before they sucked
And I'd rather get papercuts on my eyeballs than listen to a Grateful Dead CD, but I still would've gone to a concert.”
“Thijs Van Leer looked like a madman, bald on top with long hair.
He played the keyboards and flute and yodelled and whistled like a madman.
His vocal range was awesome!!
Jan Ackermann played a Les Paul through an 8X12 Marshall full stack with two Leslie cabinets the size of washing machines stacked next door.”
“I missed the Real Jefferson Airplane but did see the Starship, before they sucked.
I did however see Jorma and Jack as Hot Tuna......#&%!$in' Electric Hot Tuna!!!
They punished us at George Washington University in '76.
Jorma Kaukonen(lead guitar) and Jack Cassidy(bass), a couple kids from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, were the electric heart of the Jefferson Airplane......for you young things who mught not otherwise know.
Lyra, you know who you are!!
last edited: 6/23/06 7:43:58 AM”
“Two more bands on people's list I saw:
George Harrison Solo (1974)
The Clash (1979)
(also saw John Lennon and the Plastic Ono band perform outdoors in New York City - it was '72, I think)
I also saw Genesis, but not in Mark O's time line. I saw them in '76 or '77 after Gabriel left, but before they turned into Phil Collin's band. They were still doing Gabriel stuff (I saw Gabriel solo in a club in 1978).”
“Phil Collins should shut the #&%!$ up and play the dang drums!!”
“You can tune a piano but you can't tune a fish.”
“Of course, Led Zeppelin,
Pink Floyd with Roger Waters,
The Police, before Sting got stingy,
But I really regret not seeing Stevie Ray Vaughn, (saw his brother at Memphis in May),
Johnny Cash, esp as close as he lived to me,
and I most regret not going to a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert in High School before the plane crash that took Ronnie, Chrissy and Steve Gaines, and road manager Dean Kilpatrick. Ronnie Van Zandt was one of the greatest songwriters/singers of our time.”
“I sure would have liked to see The Beatles. Or, at least, John Lennon.
Lyra - I've been to a couple Dead concerts... The problem w/ Dead shows is that you never really remember a lot about them... lol”
“I sure would have liked to live close by Filmore East back when it was rocking. So many groups I could have seen then.”
“I have now been enlightened, thank you MarkO. LOL! Does anyone in the world really like Phil Collins anyway? haha.
I can imagine, Tarabull!! :-)”
“they don't call them "Dead Heads" for nothing”
“You read my mind MarkO - Genesis pre 74, but I would have been a bit young. The one that really jumps to mind for me, was missing the last show that Freddie Mercury played here in Vancouver with Queen. I went to work instead.... what was I thinking !!”
“hey lyra, how many phish concerts have you been to so far?”
“I only went to one, Sacco! That was about a billion years ago...ahh the memories. It was pure insanity...actually scary. haha! That was the first time I ever ate mushrooms...and then the day after that I had a lot left, so I ate them all and I literally thought I was going to die. LMAO! I'm an idiot.
Now, I think Phish are a pack of idiots, and I wouldn't go see them again, but I'm glad I went to that one!
Have you seen them?”
“i thought it was the reason you moved to vt.
me? no. i'm not into the whole hemp necklace, bathe in petrulie(sp?), unshaven women scene.
i'm all about free drugs and lovin and all that schit, but the stink of those people! my god the stink!”
“Sacco...don't harsh my buzz, man. And while you're at it, don't be a human paraquat.”
“Patchoulie is bad cover for B.O.
I lived in Vermont when Phish was playing clubs there but I was busy changing diapers and felling trees in those days.
We even tipped a few cows fer fun.
Besides, I never heard of them back then.”
“hey, i said i'm all about free loving and free drugs. hell, even world peace and drum circles are fine by me.
i just ask for a little shavin and bathin once in a while. i don't think that's too much to ask.”
last edited: 6/23/06 9:18:20 AM”
“Ohh EVEN world peace, well that's nice of you. Heehee, just jerkin' your chain, buddy-boy.”
“...and drum circles. i'm a pretty tolerant dude ya know.”
“HAHA, dork! :-)”
“And I saw Queen pretty early on (in '73 or '74 w/ Mott the Hoople, if I remember right or maybe that was a different concert).”
I want a djembe for my birthday.”
“I would have loved to see the Beatles Roof-top concert in 1969. I have seen 2 out of 4 beatles, Paul and Ringo. Paul puts on awesome shows and Ringo is just Ringo, more novelty than rock show, but it's a shame I never got to see George and John was dead before I was old enough to know who he was.
I've seen so many great concerts, but there are so many bands/artists I'd love to have seen. The Who is touring this year, but they'll never be the who again, sorry Roger and Pete, with out Keith and John, you're not the who.
The doors would have been awesome. I had chances to see the dead and never went, bummer. Led Zep would have been awesome too, back in the 70s of course. It would have been neat to see Jimmy Page play with the Black Crows.
I always wanted to see the stones, but now they are not the stones and I don't want to go see King Tut and the Rolling Fossills.
last edited: 6/23/06 10:16:38 AM”
“hey Mark, I know a CD you need to check out.... Paul McCartney, Run Devil Run. I may have to let you borrow mine sometime. He plays all kinds of 50s rock and it's full of that slightly distorted fender you so very much love, played by David Gilmour.
Chock full of that Les Paul / Chet Atkins style pickin too. Lots of songs by Chuck, Fats, Buddy, Elvis and Carl, not to mention a couple originals. Plus Paul is da man.
last edited: 6/23/06 10:24:23 AM”
“The Bee Gees. Yes, definately the Bee Gees - before half of them were dead.
last edited: 6/23/06 10:38:47 AM”
“Rock that boogie!!
ENS, that is!
I'm in pieces, bits and pieces, over not ever seeing The Dave Clark Five.
last edited: 6/23/06 10:40:28 AM”
“...stayin' alive, stayin' alive. Gawd, they sucked so bad.”
“The Bee Gees were OK '65-'70.....before they started suckin' #&%!$.........disco.”
“I went to the FIRST "The Who, final farewell tour" and then they tour again and again. WTF???
I would have loved being at Woodstock”
“My only concert regret is missing the Arcade Fire's 3 shows in Seattle. But since they are still around I may get another chance. But recently I missed an opp to see Elbow for free through my local radio station. I didn't go because it was a Monday afternoon and my job is crazy. Hence you all don't hear from me anymore.
But some of you listed Ray Charles. I saw him in Vegas about 10 years ago. Very cool.”
I've never heard of Elbow or Arcade Fire.”
last edited: 6/23/06 11:56:00 AM”
“We miss pixie! :-(”
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