Concert Standouts You Have Heard

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  1. Teleterr

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    Ive heard (I dont go to concerts to see) 200+ national act concerts....Here's mine: ELP touring after the eponymous first album. Providence RI, a 1920s movie palace type venue holds maybe 1,500. First song everyone stands. Second song everyone stands on their seat.Third song everyone stands on their arm rests w a light hand on their neighbors shoulder and stay there for 2 + hours ! " Its not out yet , but heres a piece about an Armadillo " Entire Tarkus album follows, then of course America , Nut Rocker , Copland and Keith abusing his organ for an oncore. WOW WOW WOW. I ll add a second stand out later . Whats yours ?
     
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    Redd Kross with Dale Crover a couple weeks ago is up there for me.
     
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    Hendrix with Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys as an opening act. At the soon to be torn down Cincinnati Gardens ( Oh the horrors!!!) in 1968.
     
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    Springsteen, 1978. I only got to see them twice, but i've heard recordings of many of those shows and I think 78 was rnr's peak.
     
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    Linda Ronstadt and her astoundingly great band at the Frank Irwin Center in late 78.
    The place was sold out, everyone was on their feet.
    Poor Poor Pitiful Me was the first tune.
    Great memory!
     
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    Cat Mother whatever happened to them?
     
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    The only time Ive heard Bruce was at Hershey Park in 09. Every Philly show sold out instantly. Guy next to me was cutting dog farts the whole concert until I guess he either messed his pants or sought out a bathroom and disappeared. Put a damper on my enjoyment. Also the audience was depressed due to the times bummer economics. Bruce gave it all as usual.
     
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    Red Rider at the Memorial Arena in Victoria, BC. 1981. Ken Greer's guitar-playing that night convinced me to get serious about my own playing.

    Another great show was Page and Plant in Vancouver in 1995.

    There's also the Eric Clapton concert with Mark Knopfler accompanying him. That was some amazing guitar that night.
     
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    Dopey me I skipped P+P since I went to EC days before. Yeah that was a great tour (most are) Money for Nothin was worth the ticket price alone. BTW did you catch him w Ry Cooder? Both bands oncored together on Crossroad. I thought, " this sounds like Capt. Beefheart" , then remembered Ry was in the Magic Band, so sure.
     
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    Neil Young, early 90's, Chicago Theatre. He was solo and just had this array of instruments scattered around the stage, he'd play a tune, get up, wander and mutter, sit down, play another tune. Lots of tuxedos and me and my buds. Awesome show.
     
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    Derek and the Dominoes; Tom Rush (with Trevor Veitch); Procol Harum (68-69); Poco (with Messina); Dave Mason; Mike Nesmith (solo-75-76); King Crimson (when Boz Borrell was on bass); Pentangle (1970); Fairport Convention (always). The Box Tops (68) and the Rotary Connection were also very good.
     
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    The one that pops up in my head is Grateful Dead Spring 1977 at Winterland in San Francisco. They had just started playing Terrapin Station and when they did it Phil Lesh would stand facing the drummers "conducting" them with his bass. That image sticks in my head. I saw them two nights of the three night run. The first was with a new girlfriend from Santa Cruz and the next with a buddy I'd known since grade school. Friends from Humboldt County (where I lived at the time) were up in the balcony behind the stage. What a great weekend.
     
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    Bowie with Carlos Alomar on guitar
    Bowie with Adrian Belew on guitar
    Bowie with Peter Frampton on guitar
    Bowie with Earl Slick on guitar.

    Chrissie Hynde with The Pretenders

    John Lydon with PIL

    CSNY many times

    Bob Dylan

    Lots more
     
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    Frank Zappa
    Chicago
    Joe Walsh
    Nitty Gritty Dirtband
    Blood, Sweat and Tears
    Heart
    War (touring with Cheech and Chong)
    Eagles
    Night Wish
     
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    My first concert was the Dreadful Great. The American Beauty tour. Friend got me a ticket since I wasnt a fan of what I considered country music. And then they went into the Other One, nope not country. Didnt see them again until the 80s then never missed a tour.
     
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    Bowie what a Stage presence.My first tour Serious Moonlight, everything after, even Tin Machine.
     
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    Jeff Beck on Cleveland's West Side. Forgot the name of the venue.
    Frank Zappa. Lotsa places. I always had stage passes.
     
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    I go hear Jeff every tour except I skipped the "party" one...Im in DC just to go there, when there on the Warner Theatre marquee it says Zappa. Prenet didn't know he was touring. I park and go to the box and say "its sold out, isnt it". He says yes, but come back in 45 min. So I go have a snack and come back an hour before. Yes, cancellation, here you go. 5th row dead center.Literally the seat Id have chosen if allowed to choose any. Killer City of Tiny Lights.When they did Stairway w the note for note solo done by the horns in double time ska it blew my mind. Truely a magical experience.
     
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    A few of my favorites out of probably about a thousand concerts:

    Genesis at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Three Sides Live tour.

    Jeff Beck (Guitar Shop tour) and Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble at the Oakland Colosseum, Oakland, CA.

    Alcatrazz at the Kabuiki Nightclub, San Francisco, CA.

    Dream Theater at the Concord Pavillion, Concord, CA. Joe Satriani opened.

    Santana 20th Anniversary Show, Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA. Fell asleep and they were still playing at 1:00 in the morning when I woke up. Had most of his old bandmates there from over the years.

    Trippy things (not necessarily the best shows):

    Saw Roy Orbison open for The Eagles. Had no idea who he was at the time. My high school buddies and I paid no attention when he was playing, of course.

    Saw Steve Perry's debut concert with Journey at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco. They played for a while without him, introduced him as their new singer, and then did the Infinity album.

    Saw Ronnie James Dio sing with Black Sabbath on the Mob Rules tour.

    Best shows by opening bands: Red Ryder, The Babies.
     
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