Best band you ever saw live ?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by thomcat79, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. thomcat79


    Apr 9, 2014
    Hey guys ;)

    im jst sitting here and realised its been almost 20 years since
    i had the best gig experience of my life .

    it was pink floyd at earls court in london 1994 .
    Cant believe its been almost 20 years since , i kept waiting on them
    releasing another album but they never did :( it was a perfect show.

    So whats been the best band you ever saw live :D
  2. BowserBass


    Jan 18, 2012
    I'll be the 1st of many to say this......RUSH
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  3. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    This might sound like a very boring or cliche answer, but it is true. I have seen hundreds of bands live over the years and when it comes down to ticking all the boxes...sound, song selection, venue and overall "show magic" the best band I ever saw live was Rush on their 30th anniversary tour at Radio City Music Hall in NYC.
  4. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work

    Mar 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Not for everyone, or even most, but..... Gwar. My wife describes it as Power Rangers for adults.
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  6. Rob Lewis

    Rob Lewis

    Feb 23, 2006
    The Clash, On Parole tour, 1978 (I believe). Of course I was a lot younger then...
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  7. Scoops

    Scoops Between here and there Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisconsin
    This is a tough one

    Zeppelin in 74
    Deep Purple in 73
    Tull in 72
  8. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for My Man Godbey Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    New Orleans, LA USA
    Rush, Zeppelin, Yes, and more.

  9. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    Maybe it's in part because they completely blew away my expectations.
    George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars. The audience started leaving before the concert was over out of sheer exhaustion from dancing so much.
    Lyle Lovett and his Large Band. CD perfect sound. You could hear every last note from every last musician throughout the night and they were TIGHT.
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  10. euforquestra, the motet, umphreys mcgee, phish, disco biscuits

    on the same note I've also seem some of the worst shows from those same bands

    rush on the other hand.. meh. maybe 20 years ago? but last year they were just meh
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  11. Pink Floyd in the 80's
    Rush, any show ever
    James Brown - any show ever
    Rammstein - a couple years ago...amazing. even if you don't like their music, if you ever get a chance to see their live show, do it.
  12. Batmensch

    Batmensch Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    Chester, Pa.,USA
    Gentle Giant at the Tower in Philly, don't remember the year.
  13. For me it was Paul McCartney in Dublin, must be about 4 years ago now, almost 3 hours of playing and singing, the man knows how to work a crowd, mind you he has had some practice at it :cool:
  14. Humbled

    Humbled Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    East of the Sun
    November 29, 1975 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Ted Nugent playing the just-released self-titled "blue" album (Stranglehold etc.) It sounded like the record on a billion-dollar stereo.
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  15. tobias3469

    tobias3469 Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2013
    West Los Angeles

    August 13 2001, Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles

    I will never forget that show. I was sitting 2 rows back from Ozzy.
  16. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    This this point - Sonny Landreth. Unbelievable how much music three guys can make.
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  17. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    John Zorn / Masada, Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, X, Peter Murphy (Just For Love minimalism era). Primus & REO Speedwagon are also good live even though I'm not crazy about REO
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  18. No favorite, but the contenders are probably:

    Suicidal Tendencies
    Robert Rudolf and the Family Band
  19. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Yes Tool was excellent live the few times I saw them
  20. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
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  21. Carl_D

    Carl_D Guest