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#41 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.81
    Originally posted by jfkfc
    - Dwight Yoakum, at Irving Plaza in NYC, also way back. I still cannot to this day figure out who thought it was a good idea to have him open for Husker Du. At least there were square-dancing skinheads in the audience, good times all around.



Shout-out to Irving! I remember hearing that Dwight was pretty mediocre there.

They did a thing around here called "EdgeFest" for the local "alternative" rock station for like three years straight. One year I went, because Spacehog was supposed to headline (and I loves me some Spacehog). Unfortunately, the Langdon boys had a death in the family, and couldn't make it. So Matt Pinfield (then an MTV VJ) came out, and said we were in for a treat because Everclear was doing an EXPANDED set!

...it was terrible. As bad as you may think Everclear is, as much as you may dislike them, you don't KNOW what disdain for a band is until you've seen this one live. I've never seen a band with only three members be so completely off from each other..and it just sounded awful. My friend and I walked out early. Man, was that awful. Didn't help either that the only other bands there that were even halfway decent were Feeder (who weren't all that bad) and Jimi's Chicken Shack (whose drummer did one of the absolute worst solos in the history of self-indulgent rock and roll).




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#42 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.42
So, I know this thread died months ago, but I've got something to say, and I guess these threads stay open forever for a reason.

I recently saw Bob Dylan live. I was excited, it being Bob Dylan and all. I love his music (pre-God era, anyway), I'd say he's up there with Bob Marley as permanent members of my Three Favorite Artists Ever club (the third being a flavor-of-the-month spot).

Anyway, I was excited because a week earlier some friends in Austin, Texas saw him and said he tore the place up, played for like two hours and played all his big hits. Given the history (en.wikipedia.org) of the man, I guess I should have been a little more reserved. What I got, for my $60 tickets, was a 45 minute show that saw him play seven songs and not bust out his legendary harmonica once. He didn't even really sing...he spoke the lyrics as you or I would speak in normal conversation.

I got up at one point to get a drink during what I thought was the start of an intermission, and boy was I surprised when I got back to my section to see people filing out. I couldn't believe that not only was the show over...but nobody else seemed upset about it.

And on top of that, merchandise was ridiculous. T-shirts were $40. My friend paid $12 for a damn sticker.

It's cool that I got to see Bob Dylan live, I guess...but it felt like a complete ripoff.
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#43 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.06
You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"I know, I know you are saying "sure there was some bad calls, but Jake Gyllenhaal obviously dropped too many easy catches and Ang Lee had some horrible clock management at the end of each half!"" (krakken2000)


Merch being ridiculous isn't just limited to bad shows, either. Saw Nine Inch Nails, Peaches, and Bauhaus last week, and shirts were $30. $20's the absolute limit I'll pay, but still. And I don't blame Peter Murphy for being pissed at the sparse crowd, but don't take it out on everyone else by not playing "Bela Lugosi's Dead". Take that pole you work into the act, and whack a few people in the pit with it. Still the best show I've seen, though.



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#44 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.53
I am guessing this is not kids shows because with the exception of The Wiggles, all kids shows are the worst.

As for us grown ups, I saw Men at Work in their hey day at Jons Beach in NY and back then i was a huge fan. I was pumped to the see the show and had great seats. beautiful summer night, my girlfriend by my side and me ready to "rock" (as much as you can to Men at Work). The crowd went nuts when they came on stage. They started off with "Who Can it be Now?" and it sucked. The crowd went dead pretty quick and the band seemed to be like "Fuck you all, we're going tot ank the rest of the show", and they did. At one point, they brought out a map as a prop to show us that Australia was "down under" and they did it with a bit of sarcasm. And it wnet on for like 5 minutes. So some guy a few seats over from me yells out "I am not is school, sing some damn songs" (or somethign like that) and the crowd cheers HIM! Now Men at Work are really pissed. They sing like 4 more songs, no encore and that's it. I was never so glad as to have a concert end as when that did. It was just awful.



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#45 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.63
Bush was horrible. I was pumped to see them, but I think the bassist was drunk and flubbed the bass line to "Come Down."
MOBY of all people opened for them and his show was riveting. I wish I would have left after him.




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#46 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.61
My first was the worst. Saw the Vinnie Vincent Invasion open for Iron Maiden in February 1987. Vinnie Vincent was batshit awful. I think Mark "screeeeeech" Slaughter was the lead singer.

It was my first concert and I couldn't stand the noise. I turned to my big brother and asked him "G..is this what it's supposed to be like?" I was so disappointed. Maiden was better, but I still get a sick feeling whenever I hear or see the phrase "Vinnie Vincent".

Dumb tangent story: Maiden came back the next year with....LA Guns opening. Local radio had no idea who they were, so it was announced around town as "Guns n' Roses". Fans were PISSED when that wasn't the case.

Worst overall show was Fishbone in 2002. I had low expectations, but it was an experience in pain. Mainly due to the second opening act-- an awful local band who played for 90 minutes and proclaimed to be "real punk rockers! Yeah baby, woo!"



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#48 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.65
    Originally posted by Parts Unknown
    Bush was horrible. I was pumped to see them, but I think the bassist was drunk and flubbed the bass line to "Come Down."
    MOBY of all people opened for them and his show was riveting. I wish I would have left after him.


I saw this show out here in Fresno. Moby impressed the hell out of me, and Bush was nothing like they were for you. Good show all around.



I was really disappointed with the Pearl Jam show I saw a few years back on the Binaural tour.



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#49 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.00

Tie between Bon Jovi opening for the Scorpions in 1984 (16,00 San Diego hardcore metal heads booed them off stage) and Third Eye blind a few years ago. I had got free tix and really went to see the Dancehall Crashers who opened (they f'ing rule)But my friend Amanda was really into 3eb at the time so i took her and suffered thru the most horrid music i've heard in my life. At least she had a good time.



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#50 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.19
    Originally posted by OndaGrande
    Tie between Bon Jovi opening for the Scorpions in 1984 (16,00 San Diego hardcore metal heads booed them off stage)



I was at that same show in Pittsburgh. Fans for the show here seemed to really like Bon Jovi as much as they did the Scorpions that night.

Must be a West Coast/East Coast thing.



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#51 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.91
    Originally posted by Deputy Marshall
      Originally posted by jfkfc
      - Dwight Yoakum, at Irving Plaza in NYC, also way back. I still cannot to this day figure out who thought it was a good idea to have him open for Husker Du. At least there were square-dancing skinheads in the audience, good times all around.



    Shout-out to Irving! I remember hearing that Dwight was pretty mediocre there.

    They did a thing around here called "EdgeFest" for the local "alternative" rock station for like three years straight. One year I went, because Spacehog was supposed to headline (and I loves me some Spacehog). Unfortunately, the Langdon boys had a death in the family, and couldn't make it. So Matt Pinfield (then an MTV VJ) came out, and said we were in for a treat because Everclear was doing an EXPANDED set!

    ...it was terrible. As bad as you may think Everclear is, as much as you may dislike them, you don't KNOW what disdain for a band is until you've seen this one live. I've never seen a band with only three members be so completely off from each other..and it just sounded awful. My friend and I walked out early. Man, was that awful. Didn't help either that the only other bands there that were even halfway decent were Feeder (who weren't all that bad) and Jimi's Chicken Shack (whose drummer did one of the absolute worst solos in the history of self-indulgent rock and roll).


Man, you're not kidding. They are horrible live. It's pretty sad when your drummer sucks so bad that you have to have a percussionist that practically acts as a second drummer.

And I hear they've got some new material coming out. But it's basically Art Alexakis and some hired guns this go-around.

And honorable mention has to go to Slayer. I saw them at Ozzfest several years back & I wanted to slice my eardrums to stop the pain.
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#52 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.30
Last month, I saw the most recent incarnation of Guns N' Roses. Or Guys N' Rose, to give them a more accurate name. They were headlining the Download festival, which made me think is this the first time a cover band has headlined at Donington?

Anyway, they were fucking awful. Axl threw a strop or seven, the bassist threw his bass around because someone threw something on stage, they must have gone offstage at least 4 times due to "technical issues" and when Sebastian Bach jumped up on stage, that was too much for me and I left.





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#53 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.36
Some radio-sponsored holiday show that featured Duncan Sheik, Goober and the Peas and The Cure. Good gawd almighty, did that blow!
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