Best band you ever saw live ?

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  1. thomcat79

    thomcat79

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    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

    BowserBass

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

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

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    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

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    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

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

    Scoops Vagabond at large Supporting Member

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    This is a tough one

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

    jazzbo58 Bassist for The Patrick Godbey Band Supporting Member

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    Rush, Zeppelin, Yes, and more.

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  9. JoeWPgh

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    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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    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
  11. Slough Feg Bass

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    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.
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    Gentle Giant at the Tower in Philly, don't remember the year.
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    johnbassdoherty Supporting Member

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    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:
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    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

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    Tool

    August 13 2001, Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles

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

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    This this point - Sonny Landreth. Unbelievable how much music three guys can make.
  17. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    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
  18. keiththebassist

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    No favorite, but the contenders are probably:

    Suicidal Tendencies
    Robert Rudolf and the Family Band
    Primus
    Buckethead
    Mastodon
    Gojira
  19. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    Yes Tool was excellent live the few times I saw them
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  21. Carl_D

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    Pink Floyd.

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