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And we're live in three, two, one....

Discussion in 'Music' started by Panja, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. StretfordEnd

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    I was just about to add that. I remember seeing Slaughter and the Dogs at the Electric Circus and it was the first time I'd come across this, it was disgusting. The lead singer (can't remember his name) came on with loads of talcum powder in his hair which went everywhere as he moved, I couldn't see from where I was but I imagine the tiny stage was covered in a white talcum/gob paste . . . :sick:
     
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  2. Panja

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    Yeah, I think it was The Clash in 78 when I first witnessed it. I was like, what the ****? Why would they stand for that. As you say, disgusting..
     
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    I've seen Echo and the Bunnymen live more times than I've seen any other band ,but last night was the first time I've seen them backed up by an orchestra. It was honestly one of the best gigs I've been to for some considerable time and Macca still belts out those songs like he's still a spotty teen. I've never really been a fan of the album Ocean Rain and it's possibly my least favourite of the lads ,but throw in an orchestra and it's a truly beautiful noise. After the orchestra left the stage it was time for the encore which was Lips Like Sugar and the possibly the best song ever written The Cutter ,I think he would have struggled to leave the arena if he had failed to deliver this glorious song to the baying crowd.



    A few more ....



     
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    My brother and I messing around. I'm not good at drums, he's good at guitar. Funny enough he quit. Shame

    At 5:10 seeing him have such a laugh, taking the piss.. glad I got it on video.

     
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  5. Panja

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    Just got back (see what I did there) from seeing Paul McCartney at the Marvel stadium. A b-side or two short of three hours in which he played about 40 songs, most of which were Beatle numbers and I have to say most people I spoke to on the way out were of the opinion that they’d just witnessed the greatest rock show on Earth.
    I’ve been and seen some in my years of going to gigs but tonight was something very very special..
     
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  6. King_Kenny

    King_Kenny JUSTICE FOR THE 97!

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    Amazing at 81 he can still churn out these 3 hour concerts. Unbelievable.
     
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    Honestly mate, he was unbelievable. Strangely, his voice is much better knocking out the rockier numbers than the ballads. The five song encore included Helter Skelter and Birthday and he rocked..
     
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    King_Kenny JUSTICE FOR THE 97!

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    Took me daughter to Blackpool to see the group she's mad on of late, an Irish band called Inhaler, lead singer none of than Bono's son Elijah and you know what they are pretty decent. Clear early U2 influence on some of their songs, could see these making a name for themselves, seem to have a pretty decent following too.
     
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  9. Panja

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    I’ll check these out, thanks mate. Bono has talented kids then because his youngest daughter, Eve, is a cracking actor. Check out the film Flora and Son.
     
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    She was brilliant as the floozy in Bad Sisters ,stole the show for me.
     
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    Went to see a show about the life of Billie Holiday on Saturday night. Not really a show, more a tribute band gig as it starred the brilliant Zahra Newman and a three piece jazz combo playing in a replica of a night club in Philadelphia called Emerson's where Billie used to perform.
    The gig is based around one of, if not the, last performance 'Lady Day' gave before her death aged 44. By then her career had unravelled, she's an alcoholic (Newman plays and sings as if she's gradually getting pissed) and she's about to be arrested for narcotic possession (that's not in the show).

    She sings all her most famous songs, and when she performed 'Strange Fruit" I could feel the air being sucked out of the room..

    Brilliant. And the stage set was spot on.

     
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    Three bands from my youth into middle age are still going strong and hitting Cambridge in the next few weeks.

    In Chronological order:

    Gryphon
    Dr Feelgood (supported by Nine Below Zero)
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    Be interested to hear what you thought of A3 without DeWayne Love, Alan. He was a massive part of the vocal chemistry on Exile so I'd be intrigued as to how they play it..

    It's not music but it is live, I'm off to see Kevin Bridges tonight. Two tickets? Forty quid..
     
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    Went to see the Bootleg Beatles (again) last night. Completely different set to the two previous shows, opening up dressed in black polo necks and performing three songs from their second album, With The Beatles. Can’t recommend this band enough, every time I’ve seen them they blown me away..

    Not my gig last night but you get the idea…

     
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    Off to see Frank Turner in a few hours, at the Forum, my favourite venue in Melbourne. Been looking forward to the gig for a while now but looking at the setlist I've noticed that he's playing a song called A Wave Across A Bay, a number he penned as a tribute to his friend Scott Hutchison, who was the lead singer/songwriter in the band Frightened Rabbit. I'm all for him doing what he has to do to get over the death of Scott but this song should never have left the studio floor, it's terrible and I feel it's a bit of an insult in simplifying his passing.

    Anyway, Frank, great live, should be a great gig..

     
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    It was. A great gig that is. Frank is one excellent entertainer. Highly recommended is what I'm saying..
     
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    Foo Fighters tonight. Can’t wait :D
     
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    Nice. They playing the Optus? We're seeing them on Monday in Melbourne and then the following Saturday in Sydney. The wife is a massive fan/stalker..
     
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    No not playing Optus. Playing HBF Park (where Perth Glory play)
     
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    Well, how was it?
     

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