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Gigs- who you seen and who is best

KevinMcCKevinMcC Posts: 95
edited October 2009 in The bottom bracket
long list for me, will prob have forgot some but here goes, in no particular order

Queens of the Stone Age
Radiohead
Muse
RHCP
Bootleg Beatles
Futureheads
Kaiser Chiefs
Franz Ferdinand
Bloc Party
Editors
Arctic Monkeys
Athlete
P J Harvey
Distillers
Do Me Bad Things
Travis
REM
Maximo Park
Electric 6
The Blood Arm
JJ72
The Automatic
Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Nine Inch Nails
Fratellis
idlewild
The Killers
Oasis
Snow Patrol
Texas
The Beautiful South
The View
We Are Scientists


as I said, more that I cant remember at the moment

Best in no order- Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, The Killers and Do Me Bad Things

Best venue for a gig a tie up between king tuts or the barrowlands, cant stand open air pish with its censored sound
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    The Cult
    Curve
    ACDC
    Simple Minds
    PJ Harvey
    Nick cave and the bad Seeds
    Happy Mondays
    primal Scream
    U2
    Beastie Boys
    Suede
    The Wurzels
    Alvin Stardust
    Got more, will have to remember.. :wink:
  • would love to take the cult and u2 (if its old u2, not the pale imitation these days) and add them to my list. suede, loved them briefly for about 2 weeks one summer, would be great just to hear Beautiful ones.

    Why in gods name did you see the wurzels?
  • mmitchell88mmitchell88 Posts: 340
    edited September 2009
    I can't write a list, but the single best ever gig - from clubs to full on-stadium rock - was....

    Love/Hate at the Newcastle Riverside on their first UK tour just after Blackout in the Red Room was released. 1992-ish??

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  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,415
    Seen loads mainly not famous though, best gig ever was Nickel Creek at the wulfrun amazing sound and fantastic musicians.

    Pantera were great too although completely different, and less than jake were the most fun.

    Million dead also deserve a special mention for being amazing live. ooh and Howards Alias.
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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,438
    prawny wrote:
    Million dead also deserve a special mention for being amazing live.
    Seeing Frank Turner solo next month. Can't wait for that.
  • edhornbyedhornby Posts: 1,780
    Maximo park, very good
    Squeeze, just great
    John Scofield - ok you may not have heard of him but ye gods what a musician...
    Daft Punk
    "I get paid to make other people suffer on my wheel, how good is that"
    --Jens Voight
  • Iron Maiden at Earls Court were just amazing!! That was my first gig and haven't been to a gig since where the crowd were so 'involved'. Bruce Dickinson is just an incredible front man!!
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,415
    whyamihere wrote:
    prawny wrote:
    Million dead also deserve a special mention for being amazing live.
    Seeing Frank Turner solo next month. Can't wait for that.

    Geeet! Where's he playing? Not that I can afford it. Frank is ace and a nice chap too, I got chatting to them after a gig in rugely of all places and they were dead nice.
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  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 4,208
    Seeing Toots and the Maytals, live at the Town Hall, Barry Town, Christmas Eve, 1972.
    I was 15, with 3 mates. Got totally pissed, went back stage to meet Toots etc.
    Sang some songs with 'em. He was amazed that Welsh guys knew Jamaican songs!

    Missed our last train back to Cardiff, had to get a taxi. Cost a bloody fortune...

    Woke up Christmas day, Reggae still ringin' in my ears. Wot a Christmas present!!!
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,438
    prawny wrote:
    whyamihere wrote:
    prawny wrote:
    Million dead also deserve a special mention for being amazing live.
    Seeing Frank Turner solo next month. Can't wait for that.

    Geeet! Where's he playing? Not that I can afford it. Frank is ace and a nice chap too, I got chatting to them after a gig in rugely of all places and they were dead nice.
    Wulfrun, tenner. ;)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    My bestest -
    Banco de Gaia / Eat Static / Aphex Twin, Hull Uni. 1994
    Jane's Addiction, Manchester Apollo 2001(2?)
    Orbital, Leeds Uni.1995
  • best stage dive?

    best I have seen was kaisers main guy launch into the crowd in the barrowlands during i predict a riot guitar bit- emerged after disappearing minus his tie, jacket and one shoe, bouncer threw him on stage, he grabbed the mic as he jumped back up and started singing just at his moment to come back in, very very impressive :D

    this was after the support (the cribs I recall?) had stage dived but knocked himself out cold for 2 mins- one of the guitarists sand 2 songs while main guy stumbled about obv out of it on stage before suddenly starting to sing midway through a 3rd song- cracking gig :D
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  • teagarteagar Posts: 2,100
    KevinMcC wrote:
    long list for me, will prob have forgot some but here goes, in no particular order

    Queens of the Stone Age
    Radiohead
    Muse
    RHCP
    Bootleg Beatles
    Futureheads
    Kaiser Chiefs
    Franz Ferdinand
    Bloc Party
    Editors
    Arctic Monkeys
    Athlete
    P J Harvey
    Distillers
    Do Me Bad Things
    Travis
    REM
    Maximo Park
    Electric 6
    The Blood Arm
    JJ72
    The Automatic
    Coldplay
    Foo Fighters
    Nine Inch Nails
    Fratellis
    idlewild
    The Killers
    Oasis
    Snow Patrol
    Texas
    The Beautiful South
    The View
    We Are Scientists


    as I said, more that I cant remember at the moment

    Best in no order- Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, The Killers and Do Me Bad Things

    Best venue for a gig a tie up between king tuts or the barrowlands, cant stand open air pish with its censored sound

    You sure this isn't just a not-so-subtle way of saying "look how much I am into music and look at how many gigs I go to"?

    Has to be radiohead for me but the only other band I've seen (other than support bands) is Cooper temple clause.

    Do DJs count?
    Note: the above post is an opinion and not fact. It might be a lie.
  • I've only been to see the following:

    Pantera
    Green Day
    Machine Head twice
    Monsters of Rock 1991 - Aerosmith, Sepultura and a few other bands

    Off to see Slayer in November in London, can't bloody wait :D
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  • nah not at all Teagar, I like music but not a fanatic about it- just a way of spending cash in the good old days when I was at uni. If I was trying to show off I would have listed fake bands or really obscure ones to show off my proper indie credentials ;)

    and no dj's don't count, no guitar, no point

    must say spotify is getting hammered tonight with some of the bands you lot have been posting that I had forgotten existed :D
  • teagarteagar Posts: 2,100
    KevinMcC wrote:
    and no dj's don't count, no guitar, no point

    :roll:
    Note: the above post is an opinion and not fact. It might be a lie.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    teagar wrote:
    KevinMcC wrote:
    and no dj's don't count, no guitar, no point

    :roll:

    +1
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    teagar wrote:
    KevinMcC wrote:
    long list for me, will prob have forgot some but here goes, in no particular order

    Queens of the Stone Age
    Radiohead
    Muse
    RHCP
    Bootleg Beatles
    Futureheads
    Kaiser Chiefs
    Franz Ferdinand
    Bloc Party
    Editors
    Arctic Monkeys
    Athlete
    P J Harvey
    Distillers
    Do Me Bad Things
    Travis
    REM
    Maximo Park
    Electric 6
    The Blood Arm
    JJ72
    The Automatic
    Coldplay
    Foo Fighters
    Nine Inch Nails
    Fratellis
    idlewild
    The Killers
    Oasis
    Snow Patrol
    Texas
    The Beautiful South
    The View
    We Are Scientists


    as I said, more that I cant remember at the moment

    Best in no order- Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, The Killers and Do Me Bad Things

    Best venue for a gig a tie up between king tuts or the barrowlands, cant stand open air pish with its censored sound

    You sure this isn't just a not-so-subtle way of saying "look how much I am into music and look at how many gigs I go to"?

    Has to be radiohead for me but the only other band I've seen (other than support bands) is Cooper temple clause.

    Do DJs count?

    Aww teagar there you go again, OVER ANALYZING, such a shame. You really want to get out into the world and learn some manners. :wink:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Also,

    Pixies
    Guns and Roses
    Kiss
    Napalm death
    LLoyd Cole and rhe commotions
    george P Clinton and the P funk parliament

    Saw the Wurzels and Alvin omn my honeymoon in Devon 15 years ago, just don't ask.......
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Pj Harvey was good

    JAMC were excellent but could not hear anything for over a week. :D
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Just a footnote,

    Watching Blur at Glastonbury on TV this year was close to tears, would have been blubbing big style had I been there..........
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    I played guitar in a band and had a radio show / did live DJing (dance music) myself and have seen many many 'guitar' bands.

    However, Some of the best nights out have been 'club nights' where DJs from a particular, erm, club night, came to the Uni.

    Apart from the Jane's Addiction gig which was mind-blowing I have found the plinky-plonk beep beep music gigs the best. With the two I listed really shining.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    dmclite wrote:
    Just a footnote,

    Watching Blur at Glastonbury on TV this year was close to tears, would have been blubbing big style had I been there..........

    +1 awesome. Blur were always one of my fave bands (1st CD I ever bought was the single of There's no other way!) and I've seen them a few times.

    All the times I've seen them the venue has been too big and there has been a lack of atmosphere and cack sound quality.
  • Best live band I have seen must be the Clash - they don't build them like that anymore!
  • guillianoguilliano Posts: 5,495
    Hmmmm...... trying to think who I've seen now.

    Faith No More
    Iron Maiden
    LTJ Bukem
    Noasis (tribute band)
    Zoo 2 (also tribute)
    Prodigy
    Feeder
    Rolling Stones
    Little Boots (was at Reading)
    Jack Penate
    Airbourne Toxic Event
    Alexisonfire
    New Found Glory
    Deftones
    Fall Out Boy
    Placebo
    Kaiser Chiefs
    Kings Of Leon

    OK, a number of them were at Reading this year so not a list of gigs as such

    But number 1 out of all that has to be Rolling Stones. Just brilliant in every way. Prodigy were also amazing and Kaiser Chiefs but on an incredible show getting everyone involved. I still wouldn't buy their music, but would gladly pay to see them live again

    Am also going to see Airbourne Toxic Event at the O2 Academy in Oxford as they were fantastic at Reading (never heard of them before that....... I urge anyone to look them up on Spotify
  • mmmm...tough one

    top five:

    Pearl Jam
    Radiohead
    Kings of Leon
    Eels
    Beth Gibbons
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  • tebbittebbit Posts: 604
    Ok top five,

    Charlatans - Legends 1989
    Big Audio Dynamite jamming with Jo Strummer 1988
    The Damned and the Ramones all on stage together 1988 again
    The Cocteau Twins circa 1996
    New Order supported by the Happy Mondays 1986 or 87

    B*gger I am going to have to make this list bigger,

    The Stone Roses 1988/89

    Also the covers act in a bar in Kiev last night, composed of musicians from all over the former Soviet Union, all professional classically trained musicians did some great ska numbers with a brass section, the bloke on the trombone was fantastic.

    Killing Joke were/are always a good live act
    Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine at Oxford Poly fantastic
  • blu3catblu3cat Posts: 1,016
    NaploeonD

    +1 orbital - got VIP tickets for the v96 festival free booze, flushing loos and orbital. They were built for festivals. Bliss.

    Top Five

    Orbital - 96
    My Bloody Valentine - 2009
    Aphex Twin - late 90s
    Super Furry Animals - 99
    Red Snapper - sometime in the 90s
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