Concert Standouts You Have Heard

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    I've seen him four times. The last was on the Who Else? tour. It sucked big time. It was like watching a two-hour bad jam session where everyone was looking around waiting for someone else to do something. Nothing like the previous three shows, in which Jeff was the deity I know and love.
     
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    Bummer. I heard the Satch / Theater tour but Joe was Top bill. Usually I hate over active drummers, but the Theater guy knocked me out.
     
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    Mike Portnoy is one of the best drummers out there IMO.

    Yeah, Dream Theater was perfect. Scenes from a Memory tour too, which is such an underrated album. Joe was just OK that night, but It's alright though 'cause I've seen him 7 or 8 times now and he's been great for most of 'em.
     
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    I ve never even heard of Red Ryder, but w 3 glowing mentions I'll have to youtube em.
     
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    Early 70's ZZ Top touring to promote their first album. No furry guitars...no rhinestones...just Marshall stacks and LOUD guitars. Front row seat in front of Reverend Billy. Un-freakin'- believable show! Spent the second half of the show with one foot on my seat and the other on the front of the stage just mesmerized and enjoying the shear volume. Don't think I could do that these days...lol
     
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    I guess it is Red Rider, Red Ryder being the wagon brand. It was fronted by a guy named Tom Cochran who later had a hit with Life is a Highway, probably in the early '90s. I think he died recently. Great opener, I think I saw them open for Pat Benatar sometime between '82 and '84.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Rider

    You probably know this song:

     
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    Nice.Early tours are often better, stay hungry. At the now defunct Taj Mahal the concert venue was behind the poker room so I heard them for free while playing Hold em. Later they and their ladies were in the casino. My lady is only 4 10 and they weren't much bigger !
     
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    I had seen them a few times in the 80s, my favourite was - Red Rider Symphony Sessions with ESO - wikipedia says 1989, I thought it was more like 1985 or 1986. It was as a great show either way.

    Other standout shows for me:

    Billy Idol - Kinsmen Field House - Edmonton (1984)
    David Bowie - Glass Spider Tour - Edmonton (1987)
    Cry of Love - Renford on Whyte - Edmonton (1993)
    Headstones / Rhymes with Orange / Watchmen - Edmonton (1994)
    Pink Floyd - Commonwealth Stadium (1994)
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse (1996)
    John Hammond - Banff Center (2008)
    Neil Young - Wall of One Man Sound - Massey Hall (2011)
    Roger Waters - The Wall (2012)
    Billy Joel - Madison Square Gardens (November 2014)
    Tragically Hip - Last Tour - Edmonton (2016) ****
    John 5 - Slidebar, Fullerton (2017)
    David Baerwald - Macabes Music, Santa Monica (2017)

    **** As a Canadian, the final Tragically Hip Tour was a truly unique experience. The energy was unlike anything else and I have ever experienced. Even my eldest daughter, who is not a fan, was on her feet the entire show and moved to tears. We were lucky enough to get tickets.
     
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    10cc, Steely Dan, the UK Stax tour in 63/64 (the MGs were the house band!), Little Richard, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry around the same time -- oh, and The Beatles a few times at The Cavern in my lunchbreaks.
     
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    * Roger Waters on The Wall tour, in Birmingham 2011 and Manchester 2012. (Obviously hearing came first, but seeing was a major part of this show: first time round I said it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience... I was lucky enough to get to do it twice!)

    * Genesis 1982 (Three Sides Live tour, just a few weeks before the Six Of The Best gig). The entire Ingliston audience bursting into spontaneous synchronous clapping when Supper's Ready was announced; Phil looking at his watch during the 'tambourine dance' of I Know What I Like; the moment in the encore when you realise The Lamb is segueing not into Musical Box but into the intro of Watcher Of The Skies... unforgettable moments.

    * The Musical Box recreating The Lamb Lies Down tour, complete with original costumes and back-projections, Glasgow in 2012 I think. A magical restaging of a Genesis show is have been too young to see in 1975, and what amazingly professional musicians those guys are.
     
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    Gov't Mule live was a the first time and every time since is like a religious experience.
     
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    Robin Trower 2 nights ago in Scottsdale, AZ
    Phenomenal.
     
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    Eric Johnson and Joe Satriani, probably around 1990. After that would be Pearl Jam in 1991 at RckCndy in Seattle, right after Ten was released and they were just starting to get attention. Maybe 500 people in the club, it was packed.
     
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    Eric Johnson is great live. I saw him with the Derek Trucks Band. Was a great show. I saw Satriani at the Canton Palace Theater he was a total bad as live.
     
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    Joe Satriani on the Flying In A Blue Dream tour used to be my favorite - Ohio Theater in Cleveland.

    That was surpassed about 5 years ago - we saw Bernard Fowler in The Depot in Ellicottville, NY. A tiny place that only held 150 people, and there were probably more there that night. Waddy Wachtel was on guitar with him on that tour. See Waddy and Bernard up close in a tiny place that night was just amazing.

    Nothing before or since has come close.
     
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    Actually, after the show, there was a guy crying in the Men's room. He as going on about "OMG, that was Keith Richard's guitarist!" Some beer may have been involved with that, but the show was that good.
     
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    Todd Rundgren & Utopia mini-tour, Landmark Theater, Syracuse, NY, ca. 1983.
    Adrian Belew, Walnut Park, Syracuse, NY, September 1984
    Prince, Madison Square Garden, NYC, October? 1988 (Lovesexy tour)
    Pogues, Roseland Ballroom, NYC, St. Patrick's Day, 2007? 2008?
    Nektar, Town Hall, NYC, October 2002
     
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    The original Paul Butterfield Blues Band (with Bloomfield & Bishop), the original Allman Brothers Band,
    The Everly Brothers with Albert Lee on guitar, Chet Atkins, The Hellecasters and James Brown (with Jimmy Nolen on guitar
    and Clyde Stubblefield on drums). Those are a few that had a lasting impact.
     
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    Took my girlfriend's 8 yr old to Billy, me and a bud let him stand on our shoulders. Made him wear ear plugs...Caught Pros and Cons of Hitching w E-rock on guitar. Some jackass kept yelling while Roger was singing about his Dads demise, Clapton was tentative until then but he burned a ferocious solo in response....Glass Spiders. Cap Center DC , girlfriend and I snuck form the blue seats to red (vs versa?) to a vacant row, sometimes the computer screws up missing whole rows, when it starts filling w teens. Wonderful WINO give aways apparently. So I look around. Theres a half filled row w different looking folks. We go there. "You w David? Can we sit ? " We become fast friends w the wife and chauffeur when we shared our smuggled VSOP Courvoisier w her. Hes driving later. It was fun hearing what a horrible employer Bowie was from hubby.
     
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