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Bands you haven't seen but wish you had


Markay

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Reflecting on the Yes concert from Saturday night got me thinking about other bands I have never seen live but wish I had.

 

Two came to mind, Focus and the J Geils band. Checked on Wiki and both are still active so there is still a chance.

 

So any bands or artists you didn't see first time round and would still like to see?

 

 

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Gabriel-era Genesis.

Thats a real shame Bill.

I saw the Foxtrot, Lamb and Selling England tours and comparing them to the versions of the songs Phil sang is chalk and cheese.

 

I regret missing Dire Straits and The Police.

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As my greatest musical passion is 70-80s rock, I missed most of it for anagraphical reasons.

 

But then, we've been blessed with the internet, free music download (aka piracy) and CD sales crashing, and suddenly in the '00s all the big names began touring like crazy again!

 

And so I've been able to see many of my most-wanted, most of them in more or less original lineup.

 

I don't really mind "reunion" things, I know it's only for money, but as long as the musical quality is still good and the band is the original one, why miss the chance?

 

Caught up with Aerosmith, Springsteen, Stones, Santana, Leonard Cohen, Dylan, Neil Young+Crazy Horse, and many others. Saw James Brown in one of his very last gigs (still in half-decent shape, it wasn't so sad as I feared). Saw Simon & Garfunkel's reunion.

Saw Police in the reunion tour of 2008, and they blew me away, they were better at 60 than they were in the eighties. Just the 3 of them, no tracks, no keyboards, nothing, and I've rarely heard a fuller sound. And Copeland is a monster, an orchestra by himself.

 

The only ones I really miss, and will always miss for obvious reasons, are Queen (my favourite band ever), Dire Straits (saw Mark Knopfler multiple times, but not the same thing) and Pink Floyd (again, saw Roger Water's The Wall and it was breathtaking, but...).

 

I badly miss Van Halen, but would never, EVER pay to see them now. So sad for them.

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Like you I have caught up with quite a few over the years. Saw Roger Waterrs The Wall which was good but not Pink Floyd. Saw EVH heading the bill over Aerosmith about 18 months ago, should have been the other way round. Backing track keys for what he gets paid meh. At least he was in tune with it though.

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Gabriel-era Genesis.

 

yeah, if they ever did a reunion (not gonna happen, right?)

I would be there for that. I never saw Genesis live until Abacab. I do recall seeing Genesis with Peter on one of the late night TV music shows in the early 70's, it has stuck with me after all those years.

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Like you I have caught up with quite a few over the years. Saw Roger Waterrs The Wall which was good but not Pink Floyd. Saw EVH heading the bill over Aerosmith about 18 months ago, should have been the other way round. Backing track keys for what he gets paid meh. At least he was in tune with it though.

 

OMG, you mean that Aerosmith were supporters to the present-day Van Halen?

(gasps of horror and shock)

 

Oh, and as I see you are Aussie, I must unashamedly admit that I always loved Midnight Oil, especially their seventies-early-eighties stuff.

 

But also for them I guess it's a bit too late... how's Garrett's political career going? ;)

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Gabriel-era Genesis.

Thats a real shame Bill.

I saw the Foxtrot, Lamb and Selling England tours and comparing them to the versions of the songs Phil sang is chalk and cheese.

 

I regret missing Dire Straits and The Police.

 

Well, I wasn't *quite* old enough yet. :)

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Gabriel-era Genesis.

 

i saw them on their first US tour in evanston ( chicago). Smaller venue, under 2000 seats.

 

I think that was 1972. Incredible. There might be a DVD around

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Led Zep

Kate Bush

Skinny Puppy

Genesis (those first few tours with Phil singing lead)

the Allman Brothers

Husker Du

Roger Waters-led Pink Floyd

Queen...turned down a free ticket to an '82 show, too. Dumbass be my name

 

I'm sure there's more, but not all that many more, really. I've seen a lot of bands at a lot of shows.

 

Spider: I've seen VH 4 times over the years - twice with Dave on lead vocals ('80 and '82), and twice with Gary (both in '98). The Gary shows were FAR superior to the Dave shows. Dave was blasted out of his mind both times...and unfortunately, so was Alex that 2nd time. Mike Anthony saved their asses (well, to some extent) both times.

 

OB Dave: saw James once - opening for The Police in Toronto back in '83. He kicked ass, but the crowd did not treat him well. Most of the crowd was booing, and somebody threw a grapefruit at him. Yes, a grapefruit. Considering I practically got cavity-searched before they let me in, I still wonder how that was possible.

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I missed seeing Gentle Giant by the width of a mere hair. I occasionally gnaw on my arm over that, even now, as Kerry Minnear is one of the better keyboardists in the pack. I always appreciated their work, but "Free Hand" sent me ass-over-teakettle. I did get to see Yes, Pink Floyd, Genesis' LAMB tour, Zappa twice, BOC & (of all bands) The Strawbs on a double bill, Camel and Nektar. Then there was the other side of greats such as Randy Newman and Leo Kottke, as well as Christopher Parkening. I'm a lucky guy, as all of them are part of my personal synthesis.

 

Its both amusing and satisfying to hear bits of them creep into my own pieces. I once very unintentionally came up with a real Zappa chord-cluster moment out of the blue. I got to chat with him briefly, partly because I mentioned Penderecki. I said "I almost hate it when you release a new album." "Howzat?" "Because you set the bar so high again, I have to go woodshed some more!" "That's the way its supposed to be, isn't it?" A good moment that made us both grin.

 

 

 

 

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Gabriel-era Genesis.

 

i saw them on their first US tour in evanston ( chicago). Smaller venue, under 2000 seats.

 

I think that was 1972. Incredible. There might be a DVD around

 

Wow! There are bits and pieces of footage from that era, but no full concert.

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Davis&

Shorter&

Hancock&

Carter&

Williams

 

Also,

 

Coltrane&

Tyner&

Garrison&

Jones

 

Yeah.

 

Also:

 

James Brown

Tower of Power (Original lineup)

Ray Charles

Headhunters

Portishead

Kanye West w/ John Legend and A-Trak

Avishai Cohen w/ Shai Maestro and Mark Guiliana

The Jazz Messengers

Booker T. & the MG's

Jean Leloup

Michael Jackson

Weather Report

 

I could go on forever, but whatever. Probably would mostly be big jazz dudes anyway. Y'all know 'em.

 

I've barely missed Snarky Puppy and Tigran Hamasyan's quintet in the past, but I feel like I'll have other chances.

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(whoops, posted this in the wrong thread so I'm just gonna resay it here!) -

 

Funny Markay, J. Geils is near the top of my list too, and like you say, I harbor hope that there's still time on that one. I also have missed getting a chance to see Bad Company with Paul Rogers (saw them without him back in the 90's but that doesn't count at all), I think that would be a great classic rock show. And I was very bummed to not catch the Raspberries on their brief reunion gigs a few years back. And I'd still like to see VH with DLR, missed that one a few years back as well. Often times one's own gig schedule as well as financial situation or other logistics prevents us from taking advantage of some of these chances when they do come up. Most of my other big favorites I think I've probably managed to catch multiple times over the years.

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Funny Markay, J. Geils is near the top of my list too, and like you say, I harbor hope that there's still time on that one.

The Geils Band is the opening act for Bob Seger's upcoming tour.

As someone who's seen them several times including all reunions---it's fantastic. Nothing against Seger, but I wish he was the opener. Oh well...

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Weather Report

Jaco Pastorius

Headhunters

Miles Davis (especially´63-68´)

Bill Evans Trio w Lafaro & Motian

EW&F in the 70´s (saw them in the 80´s)

George Duke in the 70´s

Frank Zappa w George Duke

Gino Vannelli in the 70´s

 

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Gentle Giant.

Gabriel-era Genesis, though I did see The Musical Box this summer, and I feel like that itch got scratched.

King Crimson in the Bruford/Wetton era. I'm listening my way through the Road to Red box in order, on disc 13 as I write this. IMHO, this was one of the greatest bands of all time.

Miles.

The Band.

Turn up the speaker

Hop, flop, squawk

It's a keeper

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