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"If you could see any band in history..."

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#1 of 30 OFFLINE   Arman



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Posted November 22 2005 - 04:22 PM

A great thread in metacritic music forum - "If you could see any band in history..."

It's got to be something like this for me ->

#2 of 30 OFFLINE   Yee-Ming



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Posted November 22 2005 - 09:11 PM

Pink Floyd at the height of their powers, i.e. any time after Dark Side Of The Moon until before The Final Cut. I'd certainly like to have seen one of their The Wall concerts. Queen, circa 1985-89. Of course, I am refering to attending live concerts, not so much watching them work in the studio, although in both cases I think I'd enjoy that too.

#3 of 30 OFFLINE   Jeff_A



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Posted November 23 2005 - 12:13 AM

Many, many ideas come to mind, but . . . The Beatles during the A Hard Days Night era. Posted Image

#4 of 30 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted November 23 2005 - 12:36 AM

I bet Mozart was a total riot live.
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#5 of 30 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted November 23 2005 - 12:46 AM

Charlie Parker in NYC in the early 50s.
The Who in the early-mid 70s, perhaps the Young Vic Lifehouse concerts or the tour supporting "By Numbers"
The Beatles clubbing in Hamburg in '62-'63
Genesis performing "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway"
Paul McCartney during the "Wings Over America" tour
Yup. I would love to see the debut of Piano Concerto 20.
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#6 of 30 OFFLINE   ElevSkyMovie


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Posted November 23 2005 - 01:17 AM

Van Halen - Fair Warning tour, 1981

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Posted November 23 2005 - 03:45 AM

Coltrane/Davis at the Plaza in early 60s Genesis (Selling England...Seconds Out--any or all of those tours) Harmonium (you either have to be from Quebec or mid-70s California to know them) Pre-80s Hall and Oates Weather Report (Black Market/Heavy Weather era) Sinatra in the 50/early 60s Van Kliburn in Russia
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#8 of 30 OFFLINE   Will_B



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Posted November 23 2005 - 05:06 AM

Probably an Adam & the Ants Kings of the Wild Frontier era show.

Or...since she never toured again, maybe I should take in Kate Bush's first show...but I've seen it on DVD.

Same situation with the Eurythmics - as intense as it would be to see their early era - that's on DVD too. Still, it would be amazing to see in person, knowing how big they were to become... yeah I think I'll go with the Eurythmics' back when they were brand new.
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#9 of 30 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

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Posted November 23 2005 - 06:11 AM

Vocalese greats Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross.

Dave Lambert was killed by traffic in 1966 while helping a stranded motorist on the side of the road. Posted Image Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross have continued to perform (as recently as a few years ago), sometimes together, but it wouldn't be the same.

#10 of 30 OFFLINE   StephenA



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Posted November 23 2005 - 06:25 AM

For me it would be: The Moody Blues between 1966 and 1972. Jimi Hendrix during any part of his career. Nat King Cole during any part of his career as well. The Beatles on their last tour.

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Posted November 23 2005 - 06:33 AM

Van Halen at the Whiskey-A-Go-Go just before they made it big Lynyrd Skynyrd, last concert before the plane crash
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#12 of 30 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted November 23 2005 - 08:16 AM

The Beatles, of course Genesis during the Gabriel era The Who prior to Moon's death
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#13 of 30 OFFLINE   Chuck L

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Posted November 23 2005 - 08:45 AM

The Eurythmics for me all the way. Having gotten the pleasure of seeing Annie open for Sting was a huge treat...though only getting to hear her live for an hour wasn't nearly long enought. It was truly a religious experience seeing her. It still send chills through me thinking of it. I really wish that she and Dave would tour together.

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Posted November 23 2005 - 09:27 AM

Pink Floyd - Performing at the Wall Metallica - Performing S&M (with the symphony) Beatles - No surprise with this choice

#15 of 30 OFFLINE   Kevin C Brown

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Posted November 23 2005 - 12:59 PM

Too many!

Zeppelin '73 to '75
The Who- Live at Leeds
Genesis- The Lamb through Trick of the Tail
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Cream on their last tour ('68?)
Yes- Close to the Edge tour
King Crimson- '74, '75 or so
Bad Co- right after their first lp came out
Pink Floyd- Animals or Wish You Were Here tour
Deep Purple- the Made in Japan concerts
Blind Faith on their only tour Posted Image
Sex Pistols ... on their only US tour
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#16 of 30 OFFLINE   John Kilduff

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Posted November 23 2005 - 02:10 PM

Talking Heads in 1983 at The Pantages Theater for any of the 4 concerts that were being filmed for the concert movie classic "Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense". Sincerely, John Kilduff... Check out the website featured in my signature. I did the page for "Stop Making Sense".
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#17 of 30 OFFLINE   Christ Reynolds

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Posted November 23 2005 - 04:24 PM

which is the only way the who ever existed Posted Image

i'd see the who live at leeds.

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#18 of 30 OFFLINE   Kevin C Brown

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Posted November 23 2005 - 08:31 PM

The Smiths on the Queen is Dead tour.
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#19 of 30 OFFLINE   L. Anton Dencklau

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#20 of 30 OFFLINE   Brendan D

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Posted November 24 2005 - 05:43 AM

Because I've seen many of the current bands already posted....I'll list the top three that I was too young to get a chance to see at the height of their skills... - Zeppelin - Zeppelin - Zeppelin.......... (although VH live back in 1984 was awesome...or maybe I was just too young...)