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Trip J
05-02-2003, 09:49 AM
A corrollary to Jonna's thread about bands we've seen in concert. Are there bands or artists that you have always wanted to see but never got the chance?

Myself, I would have liked to have seen the Replacements, but they broke up before I got into their music.

I also would have loved to have seen John Lennon, but I was only seven when he was murdered.

I also want to see the Stones before they die, even if they are shriveled and scary.

How about you?

Exhaust Port
05-02-2003, 09:58 AM
Alice and Chains

Kyuss: I was running late for a concert where they were opening. I heard them across the river as we walked in but their set was done by the time we made it to the stage.

Patient Zero
05-02-2003, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by Exhaust Port
Alice and Chains

Don't feel bad about it! I saw them a looooooooong time ago before they got big and it was the most uneventful act ever. It was like they all had their feet glued to the floor and didn't move for the whole concert.


With the exception of things that were before my time (ie The Doors, Hendrix, Beatles) there aren't really any concerts that I 'missed'. I would, however, have liked to see some of my favorite older bands in their hay-day (The Cure, Bauhaus, Misfits, Sexpistols, etc.).

kool-aid killer
05-02-2003, 12:34 PM
I was born very late. I would have loved to see the Temptations, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Mary Wells, and other older groups/artists but most are long gone or very weird nowadays.

scruffziller
05-02-2003, 12:35 PM
BIZ MARKIE!!!!!!!!

I would sit, excuse me; suffer, through a country music woodstock just to see him if he was the last act. AND I DESPISE COUNTRY MUSIC!!!!

Also the Pet Shop Boys, they never come very near to where I am.

Hopefully I will catch Metallica and/or Kiss here pretty quick.

The Overlord Returns
05-02-2003, 12:36 PM
The Clash..........:cry:

Kidhuman
05-02-2003, 12:44 PM
Scruff You have to see Biz in concert. He is hilarious. If they are still doing Tibetian Freedom Concerts he might do those because he is good friends with the Beasties.


I would love to see Live. That band has eluded me for nearly ten years now. Had tickets three times and had to give them away. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!

James Boba Fettfield
05-02-2003, 12:48 PM
Metallica before Cliff died. Wish I could have seen Pink Floyd (anything without Syd) and the Marty/Dave/David/Nick Megadeth lineup, and I'd like to see Iron Maiden sometime. Also, Anvil would be nice to see, since mabudon was able to get an hour long chat out of the frontman, so that would be cool to have happen.

Deoxyribonucleic
05-02-2003, 12:50 PM
Siouxsie and the Banshees, I had the chance but my friend bought me a ticket for Sandra Bernhard instead - they were preforming on the same night. Although I enjoyed Sandra Bernhard, she's really rather hilarious, I truly reget being "nice" and going instead of going to see my second fav band in the universe! :(

I would have also like to have gone and seen a Sigue Sigue Sputnik concert. Those guys are absolutely crazy and I love 'em!

Dr Zoltar
05-02-2003, 12:57 PM
I agree with scruffziller -- Pet Shop Boys. But when they come to the states, they only seem to ever play in San Fran, Chicago, and New York. Just once I'd like them to make the trek to Seattle. Or even Vancouver BC.

Deoxyribonucleic -- I saw Siouxsie at the very first Lallapaloza in the early 90's. She was one of the better bands that played. She was amazing. I did find it rather odd that people were able to form a mosh pit to some of her songs though. Sigue Sigue Sputnik would have been cool to see as well.

I wouldn't mind seeing The Cure or Dead Can Dance if they ever return to Seattle. I missed them both (and the only times) they've played here.

scruffziller
05-02-2003, 01:01 PM
Chicago would be my best bet for the PSB. I am going there this summer but they have already passed through. :cry: Biz's new album Weekend Warrior should be coming out soon here, maybe he'll do a tour?? And speaking of that I would really like to to see the Beastie Boys too!!!

Patient Zero
05-02-2003, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by Dr Zoltar
I wouldn't mind seeing The Cure or Dead Can Dance if they ever return to Seattle. I missed them both (and the only times) they've played here.


What I really wish I could have seen is The Cure's 3 Dark Trilogy shows that were over in Europe last year. Can't wait till that comes out on DVD.

Darth Shifty
05-02-2003, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by The Ghost of Jonna
With the exception of things that were before my time (ie The Doors, Hendrix, Beatles) there aren't really any concerts that I 'missed'. I would, however, have liked to see some of my favorite older bands in their hay-day (The Cure, Bauhaus, Misfits, Sexpistols, etc.).


I agree with you there. I saw the Sex Pistols a few years back when they had their 20th Anniversary tour. It was quite disappointing to say the least. There's something not right about seeing Johnny Rotten wheezing and sucking on oxygen in the middle of God Save the Queen.

JON9000
05-02-2003, 01:30 PM
Led Zeppelin.

Only a couple of weeks until the new live DVD comes out.

plasticfetish
05-02-2003, 02:13 PM
Originally posted by Darth Shifty
There's something not right about seeing Johnny Rotten wheezing and sucking on oxygen in the middle of God Save the Queen.
That's just how he is ... has nothing to do with age. (Joke)

One point of great torment between my wifey and me is that I'll often remind her of the time I wanted to go see Miles Davis at a local club many years ago. We had just started dating, she was under age and couldn't get in. She talked me out of going alone that night and subsequently Miles died about a month later. She will neeeever live that one down.

Deoxyribonucleic
05-02-2003, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by plasticfetish

One point of great torment between my wifey and me is that I'll often remind her of the time I wanted to go see Miles Davis at a local club many years ago. We had just started dating, she was under age and couldn't get in. She talked me out of going alone that night and subsequently Miles died about a month later. She will neeeever live that one down.


I don't even have any words to express my feelings on seeing that post LOL I mean, Miles Davis!!! But love makes us do strange things non? hehe ;)

bobafrett
05-02-2003, 03:10 PM
I'd love to see Godsmack, Guns n' Roses (both old and current line ups), Tom Petty & the heartbreakers, The Cars, Queensryche, The Police, Tenacious D, 3 Doors down. Well, I'm sure there are a lot more, but my landlord asked my to clean the cat hair of the front vertical blinds. Anybody want 2 cats?

Patient Zero
05-02-2003, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by bobafrett
I'd love to see Godsmack, Guns n' Roses (both old and current line ups), Tom Petty & the heartbreakers, The Cars, Queensryche, The Police, Tenacious D, 3 Doors down. Well, I'm sure there are a lot more, but my landlord asked my to clean the cat hair of the front vertical blinds. Anybody want 2 cats?


What flavor.....I mean colour, COLOUR!

El Chuxter
05-02-2003, 03:44 PM
Okay, here's only the ones I know for a fact I'll never be able to see:

Queen. I've seen footage of some of their shows and have their three live CDs (and one really sweet bootleg), and it was a killer show.

Guns n Roses: Ideally, the Illusion lineup, but the original lineup wouldn't be bad. I had a chance to see them in 92, but didn't have the cash. :(

The Grateful Dead: Without Jerry, there is no substitute. I guess there are about 4,783,922 commercially available live CDs and an infinite number of bootlegs available, though.

Frank Zappa: Just judging from audio (I've never seen any footage of him in concert), this was another killer show.

Pink Floyd: Their shows were legendary.

KISS: Sure, I'll go see them when they tour again this year, but the chance to see Peter with them is gone (unless he snuck back into Eric Singer's costume when I wasn't paying attention). Even better, to have seen them live when both Ace and Eric Carr were in the band, or one of the few shows where Vinnie wore makeup.

Elvis: The king. Period.

John Lee Hooker: I had a chance to see him a couple of years ago but was too busy. Sadly, he died shortly afterwards.

Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix: Not lumping them together out of disrespect, but for both I can say that they were the best blues-rockers of their time, and it's tragic they're no longer with us.

Jargo
05-02-2003, 06:03 PM
He never did gigs but i would have loved it if nick Drake had still been alive and recording and touring small gigs. They'd have to be small because he sang so quietly you'd hardly hear him. But to be in a room when that guy sang would have been electrifying on a spine tingling scale of lusciousness.

Crowded house. I'd have liked to see them live. Talking heads too. David Bowie but not that Tin machine crap. Stereolab but one of them died recently, the vocalist, so that's nixed that.
Laurie Anderson, who i believe gives nothing short of a singular and personal performance. And lastly Kate Bush and Peter gabriel. But I would have liked to see them back in the days when they were doing interesting material and not just paying the bills with blandness.
There's probably a ton more but that's all i can think of.

Patient Zero
05-02-2003, 06:05 PM
Ou ou ou...Talking Heads. They're spiffy!

EricRG
05-02-2003, 07:04 PM
Camper Van Beethoven...oh wait, I DO get to see them in 11 days!

I would have liked to see more Grateful Dead shows with Jerry.
Also the original Guns N' Roses.

Kidhuman
05-03-2003, 12:44 AM
I also would have loved to see Floyd. Had the opportunity back in !994 to see them at Yankee Stadium but didn't have the cash. I would have loved to see the Beatles and the Dead. Had many opps. to see the dead but never went. My brother saw them like 5 times. I would also like to see Petty and the Heartbreakers. Neil young as well.

Sentinel18725
05-03-2003, 02:03 AM
I finally got to see Peter Gabriel last year. I would have loved to see his Secret World show. I still want to see Pink Floyd before they are all in rockers!

bobafrett
05-03-2003, 02:20 AM
Originally posted by The Ghost of Jonna
What flavor.....I mean colour, COLOUR!

I take it your talking about the cats? One is male, black. The other is famale mostly white with gray and brown patches. I just get tired of vaccuming up the hair. They both were given to me to "watch" for a couple of weeks by some friends of mine. Now they don't want them back. My son would probably have a fit if I gotr rid of them.

Still can't think of any more bands I'd like to see.

Tonysmo
05-03-2003, 03:29 AM
Tenacious D - Thats the one for right now.. Oh yeah muther uh, yeah..


as for bands no longer around - so to speak..

Queen, Triumph, Scorpions, Alice Cooper... Rush.. Those would pretty much do it for me. mmm yeah, and the Dixie Chicks. I dont care whatcha'll think.. Natlie Manes can belt out a tune. Give credit where credit is due..

sith_killer_99
05-03-2003, 07:45 AM
Well, having grown-up in the 80's, I feel like I missed a lot from the 60's and 70's, except Star Wars, which I saw at the tender age of 3, and still remember. So here is a list of who I would love to have seen:

Hendrix
Joplin
The Beatles (early-mid 1970's)
Elvis (younger days)
Queen
Rush
Pink Floyd (Roger Waters)
Black Sabbath (Ozzy)
Ozzy (Randy)
Led Zepplin
The Eagles
Metallica (Cliff Burton)
The Doors
Van Halen (David)

Just off the top of my head.
;)

Exhaust Port
05-03-2003, 01:40 PM
Rush is still alive and well. You should be able to cross them off your list at some point. :)

EricRG
05-03-2003, 02:17 PM
And Stereolab is still a band, despite the tragic death of Mary. In fact, they are currently recording a new album. And I've seen them 3 times live, and it is well worth it.

Teeska Mon Eebon
05-03-2003, 06:31 PM
Wanna see the Complex tour... Blue Man Group but they're not gonna be anywhere closer than 7 hours away and it's gonna be hard to convince my parents.

Darth Jax
05-03-2003, 06:37 PM
nkotb and vanilla ice, but seriously i'd like to see garbage. shirley manson is one pretty hot rock chick.

El Chuxter
05-05-2003, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by Tonysmo
I dont care whatcha'll think.. Natlie Manes can belt out a tune. Give credit where credit is due..

I agree! She's a pretty good guitarist, too--no Hendrix by any stretch of the imagination, but probably the second best living country guitarist (after Willie).

I find it pretty funny that the Dixie Chicks get death threats for a fairly innocuous political statement, but Pearl Jam's (admittedly meager compared to a decade ago) ticket sales suffer none when he impales a replica of Bush's head on a stake and starts spouting extreme left-wing rhetoric.

Deoxyribonucleic
05-05-2003, 03:24 PM
I have to add Cyndi Lauper to my "wish I could see" list!

Something about her I totally DIG!!!

Darth Shifty
05-05-2003, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by Deoxyribonucleic
I have to add Cyndi Lauper to my "wish I could see" list!

Something about her I totally DIG!!!

You never know, she'll probably do a reunion tour of some sorts. She just keeps popping up.

I, on the other hand, cry myself to sleep every night knowing that I'll never get to see the Spice Girls in concert. :cry:

EricRG
05-06-2003, 01:03 AM
I am in love with Baby Spice.

2-1B
05-06-2003, 03:28 AM
Posh Spice for me. :)

bobafrett
05-06-2003, 09:39 AM
Old spice makes me happy.

jjreason
05-07-2003, 01:48 AM
Har har har.....

Im down with Sporty. Freaky deaky.

I would love to see Neil Young again (and will some day).
I would really love to see Red Hot, one of the only bands I followed in University that I never did get to see.

White Stripes could be an interesting show for sure, anyone seen them? Weird, weird, weird on SNL - stupid me missed the Conan Obrien week. Oops.

I would also love to see Nirvana - selfish Curt took that away from too many of us. Frustratingly, I went to Lollapalooza that summer, the show they had been signed to headline. It was still great.

Trip J
05-07-2003, 09:31 AM
I would also love to see Nirvana - selfish Curt took that away from too many of us. .

Kurt....or Courtney?

Seriously though, that's another one I would have loved to have gotten to see. Sad.

Exhaust Port
05-07-2003, 09:54 AM
Spinal Tap! I would have loved to see their show when they toured!

EricRG
05-07-2003, 11:10 AM
"Selfish Kurt" didn't owe you ANYTHING. I think if even he didn't do what he did, Nirvana still wouldn't have lasted much longer anyway.

Dr Zoltar
05-07-2003, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by Exhaust Port
Spinal Tap! I would have loved to see their show when they toured!

Saw them in Seattle when they came through in the early '90's. Absolutely incredible. And funny as hell! Some people were dressed up (someone came as Satan/Santa for the song "Christmas with the Devil") and others brought money to throw for the song "Gimme Some Money". During "Stonehenge" they did have a mocked up monolith but this time it was too big and got stuck while it was lowering from the ceiling. They brought some guy out dressed as a contractor and starting arguing with him about it. At the end, they yelled "let the doves of peace fly free forever" then dropped what must have been thousands of fake plastic doves all over the stage as if they had suffocated in the box they had been kept in.

Some poor newscaster was trying to interview attendees to get their thoughts on the show. She kept asking people why they were here when Spinal Tap wasn't a real band. Everyone replied the same -- "Because they're Spinal Tap!" She was getting quite upset because no one would elaborate on that.

jjreason
05-07-2003, 08:10 PM
I got to see them too! On Canada Day one year they played 3 shows in one day, all across the country! I saw the afternoon one near Toronto, they were really good - so good in fact I was surprised (I didn't know they could really play, and had believed it was all lip synched or whatever). If that show wasn't real, it was a great fake.

Oh, and EricRG, I never said he owed me anything. I've gotten over his stupid, selfish act and so should you. The only person he owes something to in my opinion is his daughter. I think he owes her a dad.

Exhaust Port
05-08-2003, 12:37 AM
Oh man am I jealous of you guys. Perhaps they'll break out the big hair and leather pants once again just so I can share in the fun.

jjreason
05-10-2003, 01:59 AM
I think that maybe "A Mighty Wind" may be performing at the next folk festival......

Porcelina
05-11-2003, 10:18 PM
Originally posted by Deoxyribonucleic
I have to add Cyndi Lauper to my "wish I could see" list!

Something about her I totally DIG!!!

she's actually touring casinos, at the moment... my parents go to a casino in windsor a lot, and i saw her listed as one of the "acts" a few months ago... poor cyndi :P

seth_quinn
05-11-2003, 11:23 PM
my top 2 would be kmfdm and belle and sebastian as I've been screwed out of seeing both of them at the last minute, repeatedly.

2 from before my time would be: billie holiday & patsy cline.

and the reunion show I'd sell a body part to see: pop will eat itself.

never coming to Canada: unkle

Exhaust Port
05-12-2003, 05:18 AM
I've seen KMFDM and can vouch that they put on a great show. What are they going by now? MDFMK? I haven't seen them or bought an album since they've changed. No particular reason, just lazy.

seth_quinn
05-12-2003, 10:41 AM
hey EP, actually they're back to kmfdm and did an album last year. the self titled mdfmk and the latest release attak are both really good imo. the sound has progressed nicely while remaining kmfdm. pm me your email and if your isp will allow for the file size, I'll send you a sample track from both albums. which snow belt are you south of?

the newer bands list: atari teenage riot, queens of the stone age, the white strips, foo fighters and maybe audioslave (add ratm to my sorry I missed them list)

Deoxyribonucleic
05-12-2003, 01:21 PM
Originally posted by Porcelina
she's actually touring casinos, at the moment... my parents go to a casino in windsor a lot, and i saw her listed as one of the "acts" a few months ago... poor cyndi :P

WOW, no kidding???

I guess one must do what one must do.

:)

jjreason
05-12-2003, 08:07 PM
Cyndi also lays down a nifty track called, oddly enough, Twistin' Sister on my daughter's "Elmocize" video. Very weird, but very Cindy.

jjreason
05-16-2003, 11:33 AM
Okay, I know back to back is a little ridiculous, but it's been 4 flippin' days. Here's a serious one: The Pixies.

Deoxyribonucleic
05-16-2003, 01:08 PM
jjreason, you're ridiculous! ;) :p :D

of course j/k hehe



another act I wouldn't mind seeing is Metallica, I hear their concerts are some of the best around!!!

Jedi Clint
05-16-2003, 03:39 PM
Originally posted by jjreason
Here's a serious one: The Pixies.

Abso-freakin-lutely!

Teeska Mon Eebon
05-17-2003, 04:27 PM
What's funner than selling Kurt Conbane drugs?


Selling him a gun


How does Kurt collect his thoughts?

With an ice cream scoop

jjreason
05-18-2003, 01:20 AM
Nyuk nyuk nyuk.... off wif his head.


Stupidity IS easy to make fun of though. I still feel bad for his kid.