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#1 BrianH

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 10:34 AM

What's your 5 favorite performers and concerts?

1:Led Zepplin
2:Beatles
3:U2
4:Tom Petty
5:Classical (kinda vague)


1:US Festival 82'
groups(Gang of Four, The Ramones, The English Beat, Oingo Boingo, The B-52's,
Talking Heads, The Police Dave Edmunds, Eddie Money, Santana, The Cars,
The Kinks, Pat Benatar, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Grateful Dead,
Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffet, Jackson Browne, Fleetwood Mac)
2:Queen (Detroit)
3:US Festival 83'
groups (Divinyls, INXS, Wall of Voodoo, Oingo Boingo,The English Beat,
Flock of Seagulls, Stray Cats, Men At Work, The Clash, Quiet Riot, Motley Crue
Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Triumph, Scorpions, Van Halen,
Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, Berlin, Quarterflash, U2,
Missing Persons, Pretenders, Joe Walsh, Stevie Nicks, David Bowie)
4:Van Halen (Grand Rapids)
5:Leningrad Symphony Orchestra (Muskegon)

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 10:45 AM

Hmm, impossible to narrow it down to just five.

1. New Order
2. Depeche Mode
3. Oingo Boingo
4. The Cure
5. Erasure

...and...

1. Van Halen
2. U2
3. Sting
4. Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler
5. Steely Dan

...and...

1. Jimmy Buffett
2. Bruce Springsteen
3. Barenaked Ladies
4. Everything But The Girl
5. 10,000 Maniacs/Natalie Merchant

Best Concerts:

- all four times I've seen Steely Dan
- everytime I've seen Jimmy Buffett (12)
- old Genesis (w/Peter Gabriel)
- Depeche Mode
- Dire Straits
- Mark Knopfler at the Schnitz
- Van Halen (w/David Lee Roth). (took me a month to regain my hearing)
- The Who

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE (Tim @ Nov 30 2006, 10:45 AM)
- Van Halen (w/David Lee Roth). (took me a month to regain my hearing)



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Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:39 PM

My SIX most memorable:

Queen was great because it was my first concert and Freddie Mercury was such a showman.
Journey was great because Steve Perry was so charismatic and the laser lights were cool.
Queensryche was great because I got to go backstage and hang out with the band.
Rush was great just watching Neil Peart do his drum solo (the set rotates while he plays it).
Fleetwood Mac was great because Lindsay Buckingham really is a bitchin' guitar player.
Elton John was great just for being in the same room with a legend.
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:39 PM

Morrissey
The Cure
Placebo
A Perfect Circle
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 02:19 PM

Thanks Brian! This is a fun and difficult assignment. OK . . .

Performers:

1. Steely Dan
2. The Kinks
3. Rush
4. Los Lobos
5. Deep Purple ca. 1970-73
5. The Police
5. Dire Straits
5. Supertramp
5. Wings wink.gif
5. Steve Miller Band
5. The Move
5. E.L.O.
5. Jethro Tull
5. Led Zeppelin
5. TFF/Roland Orzabal
5. Robert Cray
5. Casiopea
5. Tom Petty
5. John Mellencamp
5. The Doors
5. CCR
5. etc. etc. . . .

Concerts:

1. Steve Miller Band, Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2006. Everything about the show was incredible, from the musicianship to the sound quality to the obvious enthusiasm of the audience for the band and vice versa. Plus he brought local musicians on stage to join the band, including Curtis Salgado. That was cool and classy.

2. Steely Dan (four times)

3. Los Lobos (soon to be three times)

4. Rush (though I'm still not clear on the significance of the three coin-operated washing machines that were on stage throughout the show huh.gif )

5. Styx, Memorial Coliseum, 1978. Yes Styx! rolleyes.gif That was my first concert, and they get extra credit for having the sense of humor to do accurate and amusing impressions of other famous groups like Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top, including uncanny imitations of their stage moves and mannerisms.

I was also lucky enough to see Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble open for the Moody Blues around 1983-84 just at the start of his career, before he was very well known.
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 03:58 PM

hmmmm...it's tough to narrow it down.

Artists I like...
1.Pearl Jam
2.Goo Goo Dolls
3.Phish
4.String Cheese Incident
5.Jack Johnson
5.Led Zeppelin
5.Tegan and Sara
5.Michelle Branch
5.The Wreckers
5.Idlewild
5.Neil Young
5.Grateful Dead
5.Nirvana
5.Soundgarden

Concerts...
Pearl Jam at the Gorge Amphitheater (9/1/05)- a magical performance by a magical band in a great venue.

Pearl Jam at GM Place in BC (2003)- Another great performance.

Pearl Jam at Rose Garden (1998)- First time I saw them Live.

Goo Goo Dolls at Clark County Amphitheater- Got to meet the band that night...great opening night show to summer tour.

Phish at Portland Meadows- Awesome experience.

String Cheese Incident at Portland Convention Center- Ringing in the new year in 2000...Really fun.

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 08:33 AM

**Bon Jovi**

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 05:38 PM

Oingo Boingo Farewell concert 1995, I saw it twice once in Utah, and once at the Universal Amphitheater, the most recent performance was Moby here at the Roselyn about a year and a half ago, blew me away, very talanted man excl.gif
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Posted 03 December 2006 - 05:50 PM

QUOTE (electrolite @ Dec 3 2006, 08:33 AM)
**Bon Jovi**

.....and I say this with pride  happy.png

It's alright...My sister went to the most recent concert here at the Rose Garden and really enjoyed it, actually.

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 08:05 PM

Concerts:

Peter Gabriel Secret World at the Palace of Auburn Hills. It was nearly a religious experience and I couldn't talk for three days.

Keb Mo last two summers at Frederick Meijer Garden ampitheatre. A great outdoor venue for summer concerts

Live 8 Hyde Park, London. 250, 000 souls and all day music. God Bless Sir Bob Geldof

U2...ah, Bono

Rick Springfield-Old Gym UN-Reno. My first concert-I was in the 7th Grade
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Posted 03 December 2006 - 09:01 PM

Wow, it's hard to make a good, complete list.

1. Zep "The mighty arms of Atlas hold the heaven's from the earth..."

2. ACDC "You gotta catch me if you want me to hang..."

3. James Taylor "Can't you see the sunshine, can't you just feel the moonshine..."

4. Eve6 "I faced a fear of mine and shivered, but didn't blink..."

5. Dre "Your bark was loud, but your bite wasn't vicious. And them rhymes you were kickin were quite bootylicious.."

6. Jim Croce "Well isn't that the way they say it goes.."

7. Lightfoot "If you plan to face tomorrow do it soon..."

8. Dispatch "If that woman comes to you with Her song so sweet, say damn Let the poor sucker sleep..."

Ok that'll do for now...

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 04:42 AM

Another hijack.

Joe D. and BrianH and I were running Leif yesterday discussing music and comparing concert notes. Another interesting question to pose. What was the first album you ever bought? Mine was "Queen-Night at the Opera."
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 05:31 AM

I've been reluctant to respond to this. Too many people refer to me as "hippie Clover" as it is. Anyway . . .

Favorite musicians/bands:

Gordon Lightfoot
Emmylou Harris
Bob Dylan
Jimmy Buffett
Jackson Browne
Grateful Dead
Indigo Girls
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Tom Petty
Everything But The Girl
Josh Ritter
Townes Van Zandt
Kathleen Edwards

and shows:

Bob Dylan in Pullman, Washington.
Lilith Fair at the Gorge, two years in a row.
Nanci Griffith at the Aladdin (and Mary Gauthier, who was the opener but deserves her own mention).
Josh Ritter here in Boise.
Gordon Lightfoot in more places than I can remember, but always good.
Joan Baez in Spokane.
The Indigo Girls, again more times than I can count.
The Decemberists at some downtown dive, before I lived in Portland and before they were famous.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:52 AM

QUOTE (figuresc8er @ Dec 4 2006, 04:42 AM)
Another hijack.

Joe D. and BrianH and I were running Leif yesterday discussing music and comparing concert notes. Another interesting question to pose. What was the first album you ever bought? Mine was "Queen-Night at the Opera."

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