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Re: Gigs

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:18 am

It's not even on YouTube...


Leeds 2000... That's the one where Daphne & Celeste played before Slipknot, right? Ha!

Great lineup...

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Looking at the poster for this year's festival, I think I only knew two or three bands from it :(
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Post by flatapex » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:14 pm

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:It's not even on YouTube...
its the opening track on 'attitunes' but that was internet only/possible cdr in 2001-ish

also appears on a compilation called 'mersey boys and liverpool girls'
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Re: Gigs

Post by nokgod » Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:11 am

First gig was Iron Maiden at The Hippodrome in Birmingham in 1983, followed swiftly by Motorhead at the same venue. (lost my glasses headbanging at that one, lol)

Seen too many other '80's bands/artists to mention but the ones i've seen the most would be The Human League (11 times), Howard Jones (8 times) and Simple Minds (7 times).
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Re: Gigs

Post by binaryRooster » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:56 pm

I've been going to gigs since the late 80's and i've been to hundreds (i still have a huge stack of ticket stubs to remind me). First one i ever went to was Afrika Bambaata while we were back at school. Sweet christ that was loud! I really don't want to think about how long ago that was now...
There's something so absolutely life affirming about live music. It really recharges your batteries and gets you through the less inspiring bits of life. A few highlights off the top of my head are: Pavement, Aphex Twin, Foetus, Manorexia, Spiritualized (before they got lazy), Mercury Rev (Dave Baker era of course!), Sparks, Flaming Lips, Bowie, Handsome Family, Cocteau Twins, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, The Fall, Joanna Newsom, Super Furry Animals, The Residents, Verve (before they discovered acoustic guitars!), Sugar (never saw Husker Du), Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pixies, Yo la Tengo, A.R.Kane, Swans, Radiohead, Roxy Music, American Music Club, David Sylvian, Einsturzende Neubauten, Sparklehorse, The Stooges, Deerhunter, Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon, Levitation, Julian Cope, New Pornographers, Loop, Manics (espcially when they were a 4 piece), Scritti Politti and a whole bunch that i'll feel awful about leaving off later.

I'd love to see Tom Waits one day but he rarely takes to the stage these days. I did get to see Kate Bush though which seemed even more improbable at the time. I don't get to that many these days being a dad of a one and half year old and most of the bands i do see have been going for an eternity! Swans up next month! I'm hoping to get to a festival again at some point. I've given up on Glastonbury as it's just way too big these days and you spend most of the weekend walking between stages (i told you i was old).

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Re: Gigs

Post by skodathegreat » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:39 pm

IronMaidenRule wrote:I have seen the mighty Iron Maiden 4 times:
Same here, and almost the same tours!
From memory I have seen:
Iron Maiden 4 times - Brave New World, Dance of Death, A Matter of Life & Death & The Final Frontier.
Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Paradise Lost, Lacuna Coil, Katatonia, Alestorm, Sabaton, Bloodbound, Sister of Mercy, Pixies, Green Day, Trivium, Airbourne... there must be more, but they elude me for now.
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:31 pm

binaryRooster wrote: There's something so absolutely life affirming about live music. It really recharges your batteries and gets you through the less inspiring bits of life. A few highlights off the top of my head are: Pavement, Aphex Twin, Foetus, Manorexia, Spiritualized (before they got lazy), Mercury Rev (Dave Baker era of course!), Sparks, Flaming Lips, Bowie, Handsome Family, Cocteau Twins, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, The Fall, Joanna Newsom, Super Furry Animals, The Residents, Verve (before they discovered acoustic guitars!), Sugar (never saw Husker Du), Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pixies, Yo la Tengo, A.R.Kane, Swans, Radiohead, Roxy Music, American Music Club, David Sylvian, Einsturzende Neubauten, Sparklehorse, The Stooges, Deerhunter, Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon, Levitation, Julian Cope, New Pornographers, Loop, Manics (espcially when they were a 4 piece), Scritti Politti and a whole bunch that i'll feel awful about leaving off later.
An enviable list... Sparks are one I'm hoping to see eventually, gutted I missed out on the Pavement reunion a few years ago - a mate of mine travelled to Paris to see Tom Waits a few years ago, lucky sod.
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Re: Gigs

Post by silvergunner » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:48 am

Only been to one and that was Iron Maidens matter of life and death tour at Newcastle.

Never really had the time to go to gigs or the money seeing as a lot of bands I would have liked to have seen were not exactly playing locally to me.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:37 am

Not a big music person, so not been to that many gigs.

I've seen Jethro Tull most. First time in '87 iirc, the Crest of a Knave tour, when they won a Grammy for best metal album or something daft like that. Caused a minor fuss at the time as they aren't really in the genre. Saw them again a couple of years ago, not a patch on those early(?) years but to be expected I suppose, they're all getting on a bit now.

Transvision Vamp were memorable, I was absolutely soaked with sweat and got the bus home literally drenched as I'd been bouncing around at the front of stage. Wendy James was awesome for teenage me to watch.

Simple Minds tickets were a 21st birthday present.

Big Country I have no memory of, other than Eddie Reader supporting (just after she'd gone solo from Fairground Attraction) being far from perfect, in fact a bit pants.

The Stranglers visit Aberdeen regularly so I've seen them a few times. Always top notch, but first time was the best, mostly due to the small venue.

Most surprising was Rod Stewart. Mrs Ant v2.0 wanted to go, I had no more than a passing interest, but it was one of the best days out ever. Beatiful weather, a nice setup where we had beers and burgers from tents before hand, then he was in a good mood and really enjoying himself in the balmy evening so put on a cracking show. Really surprised how good he was considering he'd been on telly and sounded awful not long before. He may be ageing, but he can still sing.

Oh, and I went to the big Loch Lomond thing that Runrig headed in '91. Good day out with Mrs Ant V1.0, but The Hothouse Flowers were the best band of the day for me.
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Re: Gigs

Post by binaryRooster » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:49 am

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:
An enviable list... Sparks are one I'm hoping to see eventually, gutted I missed out on the Pavement reunion a few years ago - a mate of mine travelled to Paris to see Tom Waits a few years ago, lucky sod.
Lucky sod indeed!

Sparks tour quite often but tend to keep to the same set which is a little disappointing given their huge back catalogue. I did see some of their 21 x 21 gigs where they played an album a night leading up to playing their new album live. I was expecting Ron to be sitting at the keyboards with sheet music and Russell with a lyric sheet given how much material they were covering, but it was an inhuman effort where every album was recreated near perfectly. I really regret only seeing four of those gigs.

I went to four nights of the Pavement reunion in a row at Brixton. I just couldn't bear the thought of being at home while they were onstage! I was a little concerned that it wouldn't be as good as the glory days but on the first night they opened with Silent Kid and it was just glorious. If anything they were even more ramshackle than they were back in the day which is quite some achievement. I didn't see the Jicks for ages as kinda resented the fact they weren't Pavement, but i got over that and see them whenever they're in town now.

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Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:21 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:....got the bus home literally drenched....Wendy James was awesome....
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Post by dste » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:23 pm

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Leeds 2000... That's the one where Daphne & Celeste played before Slipknot, right? Ha!
Christ, I had completely forgotten about Queen Adreena. Saw them live two or three times, were certainly interesting.

It's funny seeing a load of those bands so low down like Bowling for Soup, Black Eyes Peas and Queens of the Stone Age. Quite a few of the bands on that list could be headliners now.
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Post by the_hawk » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:02 pm

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Leeds 2000... That's the one where Daphne & Celeste played before Slipknot, right? Ha!
Yes! And it's one of the most rock & roll things I've ever seen, two young girls basically standing up to a baying mob, dodging bottles of p1ss, playing their full set & giving zero fuchs, ending with a "thank you very much, we LOVE YOU".

Some of our more precious "rock stars" who flounce off stage if as much as a paper cup lands within 20 feet of them could learn a thing or two from them.
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Post by thingonaspring » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:47 am

Well, having seen the way you've organised stuff, it made me want to try to make a proper list, so I did when I got some spare time :D Thankfully there are some decent web resources around now to remember some of the support bands.
There are probably more that I can't remember. I wish I'd kept hold of all the ticket stubs :?

1995
Bon Jovi / Van Halen / Ugly Kid Joe / Crown of Thorns (Wembley)
REM / The Cranberries / Radiohead / Sleeper (Milton Keynes National Bowl)
Echobelly / The Mystics / The Longpigs (Shepherds Bush Empire)
Menswear / Powder (Astoria 2)

1996
Bon Jovi / Joan Osborne / Gun (Milton Keynes National Bowl)
Cast (Brighton Centre)
Pulp / Edwyn Collins / Denim (Wembley Arena)
Dodgy (Brixton Academy)
Oasis / Prodigy / Chemical Brothers / Manic Street Preachers / Ocean Colour Scene / Bootleg Beatles (Knebworth)
The Bluetones (Reading University)
The Cardigans (Shepherds Bush Empire)

1997
Muse (Plymouth University)
Reef - (Plymouth Pavilions)
Feeder (Plymouth Pavilions)
Cast (Plymouth Pavilions)
Suede / Mansun (Plymouth Pavilions)
Kula Shaker (Plymouth Pavilions)
Chemical Brothers (Exeter University)

1998
The Verve / Feeder / Fun Lovin' Criminals / The Charlatans / Robbie Williams / Seahorses / Texas / Green Day / Republica / Lightning Seeds / James / Catatonia / Sterephonics / Chumawamba / James Brown / All Saints / Cornershop / Faithless / Lionrock / Moloko / Marion (V98 - Hylands Park)
Stereophonics / James (Plymouth Pavilions)
Paul Weller / Ian Dury & The Blockheads / Finley Quaye / Carleen Anderson / Rialto / Toploader (Victoria Park)
The Boo Radleys (Astoria)

1999
Reef - (Plymouth Pavilions)

2000
Bon Jovi / Toploader / Dum Dums (Wembley Stadium)
Smashing Pumpkins (Wembley Arena)

2001
Fatboy Slim / Cassius / K's Choice / Manic Street Preachers / Apocalyptica / Sugababes / Morcheeba / Le Peuple De L'Herb (Axiom Beach Festival, Zeebrugge)
Motorhead (Kentish Town Forum)
Limp Bizkit / Godsmack (Wembley Arena)

2002
Chemical Brothers / Secret Machines (Brixton Academy)

2003
Ladytron / Pink Grease (Electric Ballroom)
Linkin Park (Brixton Academy)
Marilyn Manson / Peaches (Alexandra Palace)
Supergrass / Polyphonic Spree / The Raveonettes / Datsuns (Wembley Arena)
Muse / Elbow (Wembley Arena)
Justin Timberlake / Dizzee Rascal (Wembley Arena)

2004
Bob Dylan / Counting Crows / Charlatans / Christy Moore / Delays / Billy Bragg (Fleadh, Finsbury Park)
Red Hot Chili Peppers / James Brown / Chicks On Speed (Hyde Park)
Faithless / Bent / Mylo (Brixton Academy)
Franz Ferdinand (Brixton Academy)
Air (Brixton Academy)
Har Mar Superstar (Islington Academy)
Athelete (Shepherds Bush Empire)
Travis / Keane (Brighton Centre)
Athlete / Hot Chip (Shepherds Bush Empire)

2005
Alabama 3 (Astoria)
Mylo (Koko)
The Killers / Bloc Party (Brighton Dome)
Goldfrapp (Brixton Academy)

2006
Hard Fi (Brixton Academy)

2007
Pigeon Detectives (Kentish Town Forum)
Interpol (Alexandra Palace)
Prince (O2 Arena)
Maximo Park / The Maccabees (Brixton Academy)
Bloc Party (Alexandra Palace)
Keane / Ghosts / The Dears (O2 Arena)

2008
Lady Gaga (Astoria)

2009
AC/DC (O2 Arena)
Rodrigo Y Gabriela (Hammersmith Apollo)
Kasabian / Reverend and the Makers (Wembley Arena)

2010
Gogol Bordello (Hammersmith Apollo)
Brandon Flowers (O2 Academy)

2013
Peter Gabriel (O2 Arena)
Bruce Springsteen / Black Crowes / Alabama Shakes (Hard Rock Calling, Olympic Park)
Prodigy / Rudimental / Jaguar Skills / Modestep (O2 Arena)
Sacred Mother Tongue (Underworld)

2014
Metallica / Iron Maiden / Prodigy / Limp Bizkit / Alice in Chains / Mastodon / Anthrax / Airbourne / Gary Numan / Babymetal / Gojira / Slayer / Dream Theater / Alestorm / Chas N Dave / Lounge Kittens / Bam Margera (missed Sisters of Mercy, couldn't fit in the tent. Gutted). (Sonisphere, Knebworth)
Alestorm / Lagerstein / Red Rum (Piratefest, Electric Ballroom)

2015
Fleetwood Mac (O2 Arena)
Die Antwoord (Brixton Academy)
Roxette / Eskobar (02 Arena)

2016
Babymetal (Wembley Arena)
They Might Be Giants (Electric Ballroom)
The Shires / Hoosiers / Space / Owen Paul / Caddy Cooper (Bracknell Festival, South Hill Park Arts Centre)

Later in 2016
The Heavy (Kentish Town Forum)
The Cure (Wembley Arena)
Lissie/Teddy Thompson (Koko)

Hazy Memories
Ash (can't remember where or when)
Air (Brixton Academy, either 2001 or 2007. Saw them a few years apart, and 2004 was definitely one of them)
Olive (No clue where, club in Plymouth? University?)
Sultans of Ping (possibly local to Aldershot?)
Gene (and decent support, I think, probably Shepherds Bush or Hammersmith or somewhere near)
Savage Garden ("intimate" BBC gig - couple of hundred people)
Hot Hot Heat (No clue where/when)
The Automatic (all got a bit of a blur)
Whitesnake (Can't remember how long ago)
Garbage (I was sure this was called Alleykat in Reading, around 1996, but can't find anything online to confirm this or that the place existed/was called that etc)
Dreadzone (Could have been at a festival, really used to like them, but can't remember when it was)
Razorlight (I think - trying to forget, tbh)

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Re: Gigs

Post by bensonrad » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:46 pm

I am off to Indie Daze 3 at Kentish Town Forum (London) next Saturday...EMF, Echobelly, Jimbob playing Carter USM songs, PWEI, Bentley Rhythm Ace, 1000 yard Stare, Gaye Bikers on Acid, tickets were less than £30 as well!
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Post by aztecca » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:43 pm

bensonrad wrote: Gaye Bikers on Acid,

Great band lesbian dopeheads on mopeds.
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