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    Basement Jaxx - pause, play, pause, play, tempo up, tempo down -dorky 'performers' not a single live instrument. Turned the volume up, and flashed the lights to 'get the crowd going', most of whom were already so off their faces, that Showaddy Glitter would have been also the 'like totally best thing they ever saw, y'know'

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    Quote Originally Posted by bencat View Post
    Sadly as I do like him as an artist it has to be Van Morrison . Paid a not insubstantial sum to see him came out started the first number then about four bars in turned his back on the audience taking the mic with him . Then proceeded to perform the whole concert talking to the band and with his back to the audience the whole time . After about three numbers a few people got a little fed up and started to heckle to which without turning round he just told them if you dont like it f... off . Frankly I did and would never buy a ticket to see him ever again. Did see him play again many years later but that is another story .
    Anyone that does that should be bottled off stage If artists like Daniel Johnston can find the courage to get up and perform in front of an audience (I've seen him, he was superb), then the likes of Van Morrison should go die in a corner of shame.

    Guess I've been lucky with gigs, even survived being dragged off to see Rush by my GF - a whole lot better than anticipated

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    Chris DeBurgh. Fucking awful. Took a girlfriend to see him as she liked him and I thought it would get me some brownie points. I dumped her on the way home, it really was that bad.

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    Saw Blur at Sheffield Arena, they couldn't have been less interested.

    Cheers BB

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    Thin Lizzy, in their current incarnation.

    Gawd they were fewking awful.
    The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelagic View Post
    Basement Jaxx - pause, play, pause, play, tempo up, tempo down -dorky 'performers' not a single live instrument. Turned the volume up, and flashed the lights to 'get the crowd going', most of whom were already so off their faces, that Showaddy Glitter would have been also the 'like totally best thing they ever saw, y'know'

    Fun it may be, live it ain't.

    'Live' DJs indeed. Oxymoronic.
    With the emphasis on 'moronic'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown Bottle View Post
    Saw Blur at Sheffield Arena, they couldn't have been less interested.

    Cheers BB
    I saw them at the Barrowland in glasgow and they were fantatstic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Howlindawg View Post
    Thin Lizzy, in their current incarnation.

    Gawd they were fewking awful.
    Never go back! No matter how big the temptation, I always try and resist seeing acts that I enjoyed in their heyday especially when the lead singer is dead and buried.

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    for me - it was some great indie bands back in the day...the gigs themselves should have been awesome but the sound quality was shite - gigs like sonic youth, dinasour jnr, and I recall my bloody valentine..?

    these were all at the newcastke riverside - but there was some great gigs with amazing sound quality like loop and the gaye bykers on acid etc...o

    one band complained about the sound quality too...forget which one now...
    tho, I'm not entirely sure I actually regret seeing them...
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    The Darkness at the height of their (brief) fame.
    Could have sold my ticket for about £100.
    A fun night, but from a music cred point of view, utter utter

    And walked out on The Who (yeh fuck you Townsend) near the end though.
    Bingley Hall staffordshire, could have had a lot to do with them sounding so
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    And............Judy Collins last year.
    You know.....Both Sides Now, Send in the Clowns etc.

    Got great front row seats.
    Like being an inmate in a geriatric home & someone turns up to do a turn.
    Fuck me, we got her whole life story (I've just written a book, by the way at all good book retailers) Dylan, The Byrds, she shagged em all.
    Nice to be one of the youngest there, for a change.
    Then the audience started to sing along and I felt like getting the mobile out in front of her........... & phoning The Samaritans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killie99 View Post
    Chris DeBurgh. Fucking awful. Took a girlfriend to see him as she liked him and I thought it would get me some brownie points. I dumped her on the way home, it really was that bad.

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    Last year, Bob Dylan Live at Nottingham… I think he was alive , well only just.
    Like listening to a dieing toad giving out its last croaks,could not understand a word he sang.
    To sum his performance up, it was

    Thankfully, we had gone mainly to see Mark knopfler on the same bill, he was brilliant.

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    As I go to around ten gigs a month both local and around the UK I have seen some truly dire and appauling acts on stage. Most of them are free so it makes the pain a little more bearable..

    So far the worst are:
    Rammstein, I saw them twice thinking they would get better with age, wrong! Beyond shite music and not even worth suffering the shite music for the pyrotechnics and stage work. Crap crap, crap.

    Maralyn Manson, see above.

    Radiohead, Kid A. Got an invite only with the band performing this dire electronic drivel, had to walk out in the break. I love Radiohead and have seen them many times but this gig was rotton to the core.

    Pretenders, seen them a few times as my Mrs thinks they are great. Shoot that warbling, skinny, leather legged harriden in the face with a blunderbuss. Good band with a manky crow for vocal duties.


    Sigur ros, No, just no. Clang clang crescendo's and vocals way above the hearing of any dog. Dire, tedious and get off stage please.

    David Bowie, You might be a god but auto-tune was invented because of you.

    Sisters of Mercy, Was obsessed in the early to mid eighties and saw them in early nineties. Drug addled, psuedo-American drawl-pop fueled by too much JD and too many fat goth birds. Uhhhh.


    The list goes on................
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    Quote Originally Posted by bencat View Post
    Sadly as I do like him as an artist it has to be Van Morrison . Paid a not insubstantial sum to see him came out started the first number then about four bars in turned his back on the audience taking the mic with him . Then proceeded to perform the whole concert talking to the band and with his back to the audience the whole time . After about three numbers a few people got a little fed up and started to heckle to which without turning round he just told them if you dont like it f... off . Frankly I did and would never buy a ticket to see him ever again. Did see him play again many years later but that is another story .
    +1, although I was fortunate in not having to shell out for the tickets. 45 minutes of hell from the most miserable fucker ever to walk the earth. Twatford.
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    None.

    Absolutely none.

    I started going to gigs around the mid-70s, and I don't think there's one yet that I regret going to, though I'll admit a few come close.

    Some have been shit, some have been incredible. None would ever put me off going to live performances.
    I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant.

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    Apart from Van cuntybolleaux, I've been to a few that were disappointing because I had high expectations and was disappointed, including

    Depeche Mode
    Interpol
    Tori Amos (seen her many times, last last couple were really self indulgent pish)
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    Mind you, I have at least been reasonably careful with regard to what I bought tickets for.

    Shawaddywaddy?

    Sorry Bob. You deserve what you got...
    I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant.

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    Rod Stewart when he was with 'Steampacket', arrogant, obnoxious shit even then. The rest of the band were bloody superb.

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    The Sisters of Mercy in the mid 1990s. My other half was a goth in her youth and dragged me along to see them in london. Apart from (the tiny) Andrew Eldritch dessed in white leather and Tony James (Sigue Sigue Sputnik) on guitar the band sounded like it was all backing tracks. The only gig where I fell asleep standing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moggy58 View Post
    Last year, Bob Dylan Live at Nottingham… I think he was alive , well only just.
    Like listening to a dieing toad giving out its last croaks,could not understand a word he sang.
    To sum his performance up, it was

    Thankfully, we had gone mainly to see Mark knopfler on the same bill, he was brilliant.
    Was considering going to se Dylan this July but that post has made my mind up not to.
    Poor bands... i've seen Jason and the Scorchers, Gary Glitter both at the 1982 (i think) Status Quo final gig at the Milton Keynes Bowl. Quo were great fun the others were pants!

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