Your five best live bands?

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  1. blue jag

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    Morrissey

    R.E.M.

    The Cure

    The Who
     
  2. JulieDurham

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    Wilco
    Sonic Youth
    My Morning Jacket
    Portishead
    Radiohead...

    ... for today.
     
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  3. Scarlet Ibis

    Scarlet Ibis The Chicken of D.C.

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    Morrissey
    The Cure
    Kristeen Young
    The Who
    and, believe it or not...
    Crosby, Stills and Nash. Yes!
     
  4. kyleleonard

    kyleleonard Jeff Buckley Is God

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    so jealous
     
  5. Buzzetta

    Buzzetta WOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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    In no particular order:

    • The Dave Matthews Band - one of those bands that are far superior live over studio recordings.
    • U2
    • Jimmy Buffett - either you "get it or you don't", come to one of the tailgates and concerts to give it a try.
    • Billy Joel
    • The Rolling Stones (I agree with the person who saw them in 96. I was at Giants Stadium in 97. They were amazing.)

    Honorable mention goes to Phish, Morrissey, The Cure and the Beastie Boys. Phish is in the same genre to me as the DMB so I picked one. Morrissey shows are too short in my opinion and they are hit or miss as it always depends on what type of mood he is in along with a similar setlist night after night. The Beastie Boys are amazing and would have been number six.
    Honorable mentions
     
  6. fuckfrankie

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    Moz-if i drive up to LA, he SUCKS every time he plays San Diego
    The Cure-3 hour sets, multiple encores and very few duds
    Throbbing Gristle-oddly crowd pleasing and danceable...and Gen showed us his tits!
    Rebel Rebel-shitty band, awesome shows
    Friendly Fires-damn that guy can dance!

    disappointing live?

    Tindersticks-technically a good performance, but they barely throw you a bone when it comes to playing the favorites

    The Horrors-played the new album from beginning to end, no frills. hoping they'll do better later this month
     
  7. libby

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    The Smiths, The Fall, Nick Cave & Bad Seeds, The Cramps and Le Tigre
     
  8. CodenameBarry

    CodenameBarry King Of The Mews.

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    Laibach - I saw them in my home town, Colchester, at the Arts Centre - a converted church that holds around 500 people at the very most. A truly atmospheric and enjoyable gig that didn't disappoint when it came to playing the best of their 90s ouevre.

    PJ Harvey and John Parish - this was only a few weeks ago, but PJ has such stage presence, it's rather spellbinding. Parts of the concert were joyous to the extreme.

    My Bloody Valentine - a great set followed by 40 minutes of what was pretty much white noise. Brilliant.

    Boris - Managed to sneak in to the venue 3 hours before the gig started, so was able to see both Boris and the support rehearse and do soundchecks, which added to the whole experience. The encore was Farewell, which may well be my favourite song of all time.

    VNV Nation - The "banter" between songs was actually very funny.

    Worst live gigs have been Sisters Of Mercy and IAMX. SOM were just appallingly crap, Andrew Eldritch could barely be heard, plus some old punk decided to have a go at me for talking. IAMX was all show and no talent.
     
  9. johngill

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    Mmm - who would I unhesitatingly buy tickets for, on the basis of past peformance:

    Morrissey
    James
    Depeche Mode
    The Cure
    Blondie

    I've got U2 and Crosby Stills & Nash coming up so I'll make my own mind up. Still waiting for Steely Dan.
     
  10. Anaesthesine

    Anaesthesine Angel of Distemper

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    The Cramps
    Morrissey
    Rammstein
    The Butthole Surfers
    Marc Almond

    Honorable mention: Eisnsturzende Neubauten (brutal), and Psychic TV (They played a show so stunningly transcendent that, even all these years later, people who were there shake their heads in wonder :bow:).
     
  11. johngill

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    Balls - I forgot Marc Almond. And I forgot Marilyn Manson.
     
  12. StatelyWayneManor

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    I'm cheating...some of these are live shows from video.

    Kate Bush...about a dozen costume changes. Probably lip synching.
    Jeff Buckley...just an amazing talent. What a tragic loss.
    Kix...maybe the funniest, most entertaining frontman since Diamond Dave.
    Heather Nova...enchanting. Voice of an angel.
    Kiss...when their Dynasty show came out on dvd; I did a victory lap.

    Honorable mention...the Replacements (when sober), U2, Rush, Alice Cooper.
    WTF? award...Oasis...I've never seen a singer so not care about an audience.
     
  13. nugz

    nugz SUPAHSTAR!

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    whoa. haven't heard that name since like, 10th grade. I remember her having a song I really liked, don't remember what it was though.
     
  14. StatelyWayneManor

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    Concrete Blonde was a great live band, too.
    I'm guessing best live band & best live show may not be the same.
    The point is moot...the answer to both is The Who :^)
    Oh, and nugz...try searching Heather Nova on youtube to find the song.
     
  15. dcn

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    Not in order...

    Morrissey
    New Model Army
    The Wonder Stuff
    Franz Ferdinand
    Reverend Horton Heat

    bonus: Brian Setzer Orchestra
     
  16. Uncleskinny

    Uncleskinny It's all good Subscriber

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    Morrissey
    Pixies
    New Model Army
    Napalm Death
    Nile

    Peter
     
  17. StatelyWayneManor

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    Not often you see Napalm Death & Morrissey listed together...
    Kinda reminds me of Axl Rose wanting to tour with N.W.A.
    But I digress...if this was a live SHOWS thread; I would have said Morrissey.
    Quite frankly; the only BAND members that really stood out were Moz & the drummer. To me, anyway...
    Trans Siberian Orchestra is great live.
     
  18. bracelegs

    bracelegs Life really is a Pigsty

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    Yeah, they suck.

    My top 5...

    Metallica
    Machine Head
    Life of Agony
    Funeral for a Friend
    Protest the Hero

    And I'm sure Moz will be in there once I've finally seen him in May.
     
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  19. modrevolve

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    ^Its a matter of opinion my friend. Best show I EVER saw was U2 at MSG October 25th, 2001
     
  20. Viva Tom

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    1. Morrissey
    2. Nine Inch Nails (shame about music)
    3. Queens of the Stoneage
    4. Arcade Fire
    5. Frank Turner

    Worst (just throwing it in there)
    1. Metallica
    2. Razorshite
    3. Interpol (as much as I love them)
    4. Angels & Airwaves
    5. The Used
     
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