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From a discussion on Yen's Graveyard Music thread with some of the whippersnappers on here 😂😂 that the saying on the T-shirt "I may be old, but I got to see the good bands!" applies to me and probably many others on here! 😂😂

So, which bands have you seen live.....and which were the best and the worst?

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The Undertones were the great, caught them twice in the late seventies/early eighties.   The Clash were the worst, very dissapointing. 

Without doubt the best was Prince when I saw him at the NEC.  The guy was an absolute genius on stage, his guitar playing was hard to believe .

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3 minutes ago, boboneleg said:

The Undertones were the great, caught them twice in the late seventies/early eighties.   The Clash were the worst, very dissapointing. 

Without doubt the best was Prince when I saw him at the NEC.  The guy was an absolute genius on stage, his guitar playing was hard to believe .

Yes, I think that Prince's guitar playing was really underrated. Have you seen the video of him playing While My Guitar Gently Weeps with Jeff Lynn and Tom Petty? 

 

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4 minutes ago, skyrider said:

i saw engine in blackburn and dumpy's rusty nuts twice in the iom on douglas beach and the summerland   

Dumpy's used to play at the Kent Custom Bike Show every year back in the day. 😎👍🎸

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Rolling Stones ... well nearly , think it was Keith Richards hurt his finger and they cancelled it , we just stayed in London on the beer .

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I saw Blasted Mechanism, you wouldn't know about it. Thing is, it was in the dark period, I was drugged up and very much wasted on vodka and I didn't remember it. Except, Blasted Mechanism is a kind of steam alien punk thing with tentacles coming out their heads, like freeking squid on stage! I had flashback nightmares for ages, waking up trying to figure out why there were octopuses dancing around in foggy weather in my bad dreams! That was a shitty night of which people told me about for a year after. That was the last time I got properly drunk...

 

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Wishbone Ash, Curved Air, Blodwyn Pig, Mick Abrahams Band, Osibisa, Stone the Crows, Deep Purple (MkIII), Elf (with Dio), Graham Parker, Ian Dury, Stranglers, Gillan, Van Der Graaf Generator, Man, Mud, Yes, Black Sabbath, The Who, Focus.....there's more but I can't think of them!

Best I saw......probably Wishbone Ash or Curved Air! Worst....Purple MkIII.

Regret that I missed......Free, Skynyrd, and Bon-era AC/DC.

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4 minutes ago, Tango said:

Dumpy's used to play at the Kent Custom Bike Show every year back in the day. 😎👍🎸

yep you dont hear much of them now

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6 minutes ago, Tango said:

Yes, I think that Prince's guitar playing was really underrated. Have you seen the video of him playing While My Guitar Gently Weeps with Jeff Lynn and Tom Petty? 

 

Yes, he blew the rest of them away :classic_cool:

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7 minutes ago, skyrider said:

yep you dont hear much of them now

Yeah, I think they threw the towel in a few years back unfortunately. 

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I so far have seen think floyd and floyd effect (both tribute bands) with id got to see the real floyd play also....

Genesis, lynyrd skynyrd, the who.....pretty much all from that era 🤷‍♂️

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18 minutes ago, XTreme said:

Wishbone Ash, Curved Air, Steps, just love H, Blodwyn Pig, Bronksi Beat, Mick Abrahams Band, Osibisa, Erasure, Stone the Crows, Deep Purple (MkIII), Divine, Elf (with Dio), Graham Parker, Right Said Fred [ my favourite ] Ian Dury, Boy George, Stranglers, Gillan, The Weather Girls, Van Der Graaf Generator, Pet Shop Boys, Man, Yes, Black Sabbath, Kajagoogoo, The Who.....there's more but I can't think of them!

Best I saw......probably Brotherhood of man, Bucks Fizz, Wishbone Ash or Curved Air! Worst....Purple MkIII.

Regret that I missed......Free, Skynyrd, and Bon-era AC/DC, Abba

wow , you've seen some stuff, a variety to.

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I had a period where I saw bands regularly. From The Groundhogs in the back room of a pub in Croydon to Led Zeppelin at Knebworth. 

Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Iron  Maiden, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Rush, ELO, Rory Gallagher, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Marillion, Motorhead (several times), Elbow, Joe Bonamassa, The Damned, Dr Feelgood, Gary Moore, Matt Schofield, The Groundhogs and others that I can't remember for the moment!

The best were probably Pink Floyd - The Wall, Elbow at Cambridge Corn Exchange

Worst: Gary Moore - After The War tour and Rush - Roll The Bones tour.

It was the Rush gig at Wembley Arena that put me off going to big venues. I'd seen them twice before and they were brilliant musicians, but the sound at that gig was awful, so I decided that I'd had enough of the big venues!

Regret not seeing Bon Scott era AC/DC (although I did see a really good tribute band that played all that era stuff) and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was due to play in the UK, but was killed before the tour.

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@Mawsley will be along shortly making out he's seen all the greats..... but really he's only ever seen every Gary Glitter concert and Rolf Harris perform Three Little boys , the dirty Nonce

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Best bands I saw

Cheap Trick

Rush 

Deep Purple

Kiss (good show crap music)

George Lynch

Ted Nugent

Scorpions

AC/DC (with and without Bon)

Saxon

Black Sabbath (with Ozzy and with Dio)

UFO

Primus

LA Guns

Megadeth

Metallica

Guns n Roses

Faster Pussycat

Motorhead

Ozzy

Def Leppard

Van Halen

Wendy O. Williams (not Plasmatics)

ZZ Top

The Babys

Iron Maiden

MSG

...and a shitload more that I can't think of right now. Used to go to a lot of concerts back when I was just a kid

 

 

 

Worst bands I saw

Rolling Stones 

Fleetwood Mac

Bread

Rare Earth

Charlie Daniels

Slaughter

Winger

The Ramones

Genesis

 

 

 

 

 

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41 minutes ago, skyrider said:

i saw engine in blackburn and dumpy's rusty nuts twice in the iom on douglas beach and the summerland   

madness at preston guild hall and the petshop boys in manchester

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47 minutes ago, skyrider said:

i saw engine in blackburn and dumpy's rusty nuts twice in the iom on douglas beach and the summerland   

Check out the wife's T shirt taken a few weeks ago LOL we've lost count of how many times we've seen Engine and dumpy's. 
I'm not into going out of my way to watch bands but if their on where i am i will watch them the wife is mad into it and so is my boy now 

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10 minutes ago, Six30 said:

@Mawsley will be along shortly making out he's seen all the greats..... but really he's only ever seen every Gary Glitter concert and Rolf Harris perform Three Little boys , the dirty Nonce

Oh fuck, you reminded me that I saw Gary Glitter at Brixton Academy........the shame! 😂😂😂

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Just now, Tango said:

Oh fuck, you reminded me that I saw Gary Glitter at Brixton Academy........the shame! 😂😂😂

yep i once went to one of his gang shows many years ago in manchester

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3 minutes ago, Sir Fallsalot said:

Check out the wife's T shirt from taken a few weeks ago LOL we've lost count of how many times we've seen Engine and dumpy's. 
I'm not into going out of my way to watch bands but if their on where i am i will watch them the wife is mad into it and so is my boy now 

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nice

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4 minutes ago, skyrider said:

yep i once went to one of his gang shows many years ago in manchester

Yeah, that was what we went to see in London.

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25 minutes ago, Pedro said:

I saw Blasted Mechanism, you wouldn't know about it. Thing is, it was in the dark period, I was drugged up and very much wasted on vodka and I didn't remember it. Except, Blasted Mechanism is a kind of steam alien punk thing with tentacles coming out their heads, like freeking squid on stage! I had flashback nightmares for ages, waking up trying to figure out why there were octopuses dancing around in foggy weather in my bad dreams! That was a shitty night of which people told me about for a year after. That was the last time I got properly drunk...

 

I spent a year or more of people telling me of shit I did that night. I came to myself in the morning in my hometown next to someone driving me home (my car being 30km away) and bringing me do my mum's doorstep hanging me from my shoulders, my mum's a doctor so I'm sure that when he told her I had a bad hotdog that night she really believed him. I had a fucking cold shower and a two day throw up / hangover.

Also, that same night, I was so drunk I got delivered to the INEM tent they had at the festival, I was carried in by a couple of guys that only knew my "war name" and my hometown, and got two known visitors, the first one's review was that the whole operation was like an NBA game, while I was sucking down intravenous serum through the back of both hands, they had a team willing to mop up puke within the second, like in an NBA match when the players fall down and smudge sweat on the hardwood floor, somehow this really impressed Caco, my rich world wise friend. Then came the "other friend", he was so wasted he jumped on one of "INEM"s VW Passat's bonnets and wouldn't leave without a signed autograph from Eminem, which sounded the same to him... (INEM is a part of the Portuguese Health System, translated to Institute for National Health Emergencies", not a rapper)

not afraid eminem GIF

 

That's before I met you all, you all saved me ... 

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