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I just saw Billy Idol.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mike Money, Sep 9, 2004.


  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Great stuff...

    Bassists rig:


    Mesa 400+ times 3 (4?)
    Ampeg 6x10 times 2
    SWR 410 (Bertha line...)
    SWR 1x15 (Or 1x18? another bertha)

    Assorted P's and J's...

    And he was a lefty. And he strung them in reverse. ***? The basses were right-side-up... just string weird.


    And the guitarist..

    Steve Stevens... Les Pauls, Marshall Cabs, 3 peavey 5150's...

    Good show.

    Oh, and the bassist was awsome. And the guitarist was amazing, And you could actually hear the barse.

    "Mony mony... mony mony... "HEY MOTHER ****** GET LAID GET ******"


    good show.
     
  2. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    how not punk
     
  3. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Steve Stevens is one of the best, and most underrated guitar slingers ever.
     
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Agreed!
     
  5. That would have been great. I don't think Billy will be playing any Australian rugby league grand finals for a while though ;)
     
  6. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    Can I get an amen? Stevens absolutely slays. I didn't realize Idol still toured.

    Was Black Light Syndrome the project Stevens did with Bozzio and Levin? Whatever it was, it was very cool.
     
  7. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    If any of you get the chance to see the billy idol episode of Vh-1's "story tellers", you must do so! SS puts a workout on that acoustic that is must see to believe. I only got to see part of it once, but would buy a copy just to see it again.
     
  8. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Stevey boy did this Flamenco solo thingamajig... is that what you speak of, tim?
     
  9. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Like I said, I didn;t get to see the whole show, just the last half or so. He didn;t do any solo's that I can recall, but he was amazing both as a rhythm player (compensating multi-parts at once), and ripping off the shredding leads on an acoustic!
     
  10. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    PS, this thread just reminded me to check the bay to see if a copy of that show is still available.

    DVD order placed!
     
  11. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Did he play Eyes Without A Face? Flesh For Fantasy?

    -Mike
     
  13. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    I have a copy of the Billy Idol Storytellers DVD. If you like his stuff, you must buy a copy. Billy is a great storyteller and Steve Stevens is AMAZING.
     
  14. tappel

    tappel

    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Absolutely. Remember the Atomic Playboys?
     
  15. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Were you close enough to see him snarl. It's so threatening and cute.
     
  16. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Hell yes. I was front and center...

    I even got 5 seconds of eye contact...