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Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 5, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
Which ones do you guys like?

I love these:








WTF

climber
Mar 5, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
Im not seeing a pink Floyd video so this is flawed from the OP
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 5, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
one of the best i ever saw was YES at Vegas in 77.. So good i dont remember a lot of it!
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Mar 5, 2013 - 07:41pm PT
I especially like Dire Straits and Cream live (or live recordings) more than studio albums. And Clapton.

Dire Straits example:



Clapton example (everything from 24 nights performances are good examples):
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 5, 2013 - 07:41pm PT
When Tiny Tim got hot with his Ukulule, he put every band that ever existed to shame.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
nutjob, dire straits' money for nothing still gets me going! love that song!
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Mar 5, 2013 - 07:57pm PT


Not bad for old fukers...

2007...


...
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Mar 5, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
For me, it's hard to beat October 16, 1992, Madison Square Garden, New York City. My Back Pages (Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton & George Harrison) / Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Everyone)

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 5, 2013 - 08:22pm PT

OR

Trad climber
Mar 5, 2013 - 08:25pm PT
Ohhh great thread! Soo many choices....
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Mar 5, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
Pearl Jam Kick out the jams

hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Mar 5, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
Total spirit of Rock and Roll

Wish I would have been there because it would have been so much fun

Synchronicity

Trad climber
British Columbia, Canada
Mar 5, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
Im not seeing a pink Floyd video so this is flawed from the OP

Let me help, my favorite, absolutely surreal performance/location/no crowd
Urizen

Ice climber
Berkeley, CA
Mar 5, 2013 - 08:49pm PT
SicMic

climber
two miles from Eldorado
Mar 5, 2013 - 09:10pm PT
Dylan and Rolling Thunder in Fort Collins
Bruce Springsteen
The Clash
The Police
The Who
The Rolling Stones
The Tubes
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 5, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
Tool. Hands down.
gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
Mar 5, 2013 - 09:31pm PT
Many of my favorite live performances, I was the drummer. So I got to be a part of it, and not just watch.

However as much as I absolutely love Pink Floyd and Pearl Jam, people need to discover Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson's solo project stuff. Its some of the best sounding material I've EVER heard. Period.

a tiny sample:




SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 5, 2013 - 09:40pm PT


Susan
Some Random Guy

climber
In a chair, drinkin' a beer, watchin' the show
Mar 5, 2013 - 09:58pm PT
not a band per se, but this is pretty fukin' cool live



speaking of this, they are turning the new light show on on the bay bridge tonight at 9:00. going to treasure island to watch.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
First ever lied to my parents go to the Rock-Roll show, in 1978:



1982, Kerrisdale Ice Rink:



1990, tickets bought to entertain the exotic JanBird:



More than one Lou Reed concert, the first being his Magic and Loss tour,



2004, Tom Waits at the fabulous Commodore Balroom, Vancouver:





Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
The Who Live at Leeds

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 5, 2013 - 11:00pm PT
Yeah, Amon Tobins show is next level.

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 6, 2013 - 12:32am PT
Too many to name, but some of them named here already.
Michelle

Social climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Mar 6, 2013 - 12:43am PT
Michael Hedges, Michael Manring and Bad Religion. Ani DiFranco was cool too. Oh, and The Wicked Tinkers and and..

ruppell

climber
Mar 6, 2013 - 12:51am PT
My favorite. I still listen to it all the time.

willybeamin

Trad climber
Ventura, CA
Mar 6, 2013 - 12:54am PT
I hate you old farts...Got to listen to all the good shiite, =)
Just a bit jealous, would have loved to see all the 60's and 70's live and large.
Some good live stuff for us young'ns:
rwedgee

Ice climber
canyon country,CA
Mar 6, 2013 - 01:10am PT
Hey Vitaliy, thank for the Whitney permit last season and congrats to your new found luv of ice. Canada awaits....
If you are a SlipKnot fan then you will love Stone Sour. Saw them at Club Nokia and then The Joint at Hard Rock 2 days later on the 15th Corey T absolutely rocks.
Totally shadowed Papa Roach...and I'm a Papa Roach fan
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Mar 6, 2013 - 10:14am PT
The Grateful Dead in Europe for about 3 months in 1972.

BTW it was in the Visine dropper bottle.
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Mar 6, 2013 - 10:16am PT


"BTW it was in"...

For me that "It" made all those concerts all the more exciting and ENJOYABLE!!!...


;-)

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 6, 2013 - 10:41am PT
TradEddie

Trad climber
Philadelphia, PA
Mar 6, 2013 - 10:44am PT
Never got to see Pink Floyd, but my all time favorite concert was the Prince's Trust Concert in Hyde Park London, 1996. Alanis Morisette, Bob Dylan, The Who and Eric Clapton among others for a 15 pound ticket ($25?) on a perfect summer day. Eric Clapton was by far the best, winning the hearts of a very tired crowd late in the evening, modestly thanking them for staying beyond The Who's impressive finale. Best of all, while looking up the lineup to confirm my aging memory on who was there, I found out that Clapton's performance is available on DVD, next stop Amazon.

TE
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
Mar 6, 2013 - 10:45am PT
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Mar 6, 2013 - 11:20am PT
↑ one of my all time favorites, as some others up thread. two of late worthy in my opinion:

Roger Waters et al ≈ Concert For Hurricane Sandy


Tedeschi Trucks Band ≈ Midnight In Harlem
Some Random Guy

climber
In a chair, drinkin' a beer, watchin' the show
Mar 6, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
BTW it was in the Visine dropper bottle.

i haven't been around as long as ya'll, but they were still using that trick when i was going to shows 15-20 years later. there was a girl with "it" in a squirt gun at a new year's show once. she was walking around "shooting" people.

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 6, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
most powerful - Bob Dylan & The Band 1966 tour.




tornado

climber
lawrence kansas
Mar 6, 2013 - 04:09pm PT

plund

Social climber
OD, MN
Mar 6, 2013 - 04:40pm PT
The Dead & Dylan in DC, 1986...brutally hot, there was a freak wandering around with a spray bottle misting the crowd....most likely H2O+....

Alison Krauss, numerous times, indoors & out....her voice makes me goose-pimply....

Toots & the Maytals, again numerous, indoors & out...."Funky Kingston"

Taj Mahal & the Hula Blues Band, 2008(?) at the MN Zoo...had a happy-grin hangover for three days...

Gov't Mule at the MN Zoo, 2011....an absolutely tear-jerking "Into the Mystic" -- Van himself would have cried...

And to substantiate one of the above posts....Tedeschi / Trucks at the MN Zoo, 2012...holy friggin' crap....he's a phenom but she has grown musically by leaps & bounds since they hooked up...chill-inducing...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 6, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
A one man band - Sonny Boy Williamson


Luther Allison - It Hurts Me Too - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=YxzmGSp8aAA
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Mar 6, 2013 - 08:17pm PT

Credit: lostinshanghai

The set list

Start Me Up
You Got Me Rocking
Oh No Not You Again
Bitch
Wild Horses (with Cui Jian)
Rain Fall Down
Midnight Rambler
Gimme Shelter
Tumbling Dice
This Place Is Empty (Keith)
Happy (Keith)
Sympathy For The Devil
Miss You
It's Only Rock'n Roll
Paint It Black
Jumping Jack Flash
You Can't Always Get What You Want (encore)
Satisfaction (encore)

Rough Justice", "Honky Tonk Women" and "Brown Sugar" were not performed since they were told not to play or were censored, but they had two hugh Honky Tonk inflatables above them on the sides with guys pulling ropes from their rear ends to give you the image of humping so they elected to play the respective b-sides - 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' and 'Bitch".

Paint it black was amazing.

8,000 fans plus it was a standing audience you could not seat in your chair everyone stood. After when they played everyone raved and went nuts. Where I was I could see the Chinese dignitaries they applauded as well, for only one exception: the guy in the center did not show any emotion or stood up or applauded. Must have been the censor.

Plus China being CopyLand there were a lot of counterfeit tickets but they were on the ball and those that had them couldn’t get in.

Think I have some photos will look through my files but was so long ago.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 6, 2013 - 08:25pm PT
So much good music out there in so many genres.

Keller Williams and Xavier Rudd put on great one man shows.

Ana Sia plays a great set if you like electronic music.

Tool shows shouldn't be missed.

Local shows, go see them. Support your local music scene, even if it's not your favorite music.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 6, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
Don't forget the band of choice for the smart set:



SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 6, 2013 - 09:38pm PT


Susan
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Mar 6, 2013 - 09:39pm PT


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Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 6, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
Thanks Susan for a reminder of one of my fave rock songs. Joan Jett is f*#king great !



Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 6, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
Wendy O Williams was one of the best things that happened to 1980's music and here's why:

locker

Social climber
FukUville
Mar 6, 2013 - 10:20pm PT


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zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 6, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
Kinda got me wondering about the Best dead performance by bands

Probably gonna have to go with Jimi's new one.

Too bad his take on Whiskey in the Jar isn't being released.

limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Mar 6, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Most entertaining concert ever, hands down: The Eels!

It doesn't even matter if you like their music, I think it's just kinda funny. I've seen a lot of random concerts from Michael Bolton, to The Police, to Muse, and even the Beastie Boys. The Eels I'm tellin' ya!

Every concert has a theme, the one I went to was WWII
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 6, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
Canned Heat...1975 Shrine auditorium.....Opened for ELO who delivered the knock-out punch for the evening....
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 6, 2013 - 11:06pm PT
^Just curious, did you see Felix the Cat?
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Mar 6, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
Allman Brothers Live at Fillmore East

The Call Of K2 Lou

climber
Squamish
Mar 6, 2013 - 11:31pm PT
From back in the day (New York, 1973):

These guys are getting so laid that night.


More recently:

If you don't own Celebration Day yet, drop everything (babies, pudding, enriched uranium) and go buy it. Trust me on this.


I was fortunate enough to actually be at this show in my hometown:
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 6, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
zbrown...i may have...? felix chevrolet..?
The Call Of K2 Lou

climber
Squamish
Mar 6, 2013 - 11:49pm PT
A little more blues, with a splash or two (or three) of rock:



Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2013 - 12:31am PT
rwedgee, glad you had fun up there and no problem! :)

C Taylor is awesome, he has some songs with slipknot that reminds me of Stone Sour too. If you liked Stone Sour you should check out these:





Now, live performances. Queen - 'The Show Must Go On' is one of my favorite songs ever. Very powerful.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 7, 2013 - 01:02am PT
Beckham of the Blind Chanel suggested a night out at the Commodore Ballroom for a 4some with Mr. Buchanan as entertainment. I had no idea who he was but was held in thrall to his demonic blues.

6 months later, Roy did himself in... That boy could play:

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 7, 2013 - 02:09am PT
my daughter's first concert...
she was probably 2 or 3 months old

Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Mar 7, 2013 - 05:17am PT
I saw Jethro Tull in 1977

No opening band

JT played for FOUR HOURS

I was actually bummed, 'cause they played for so long that we ran out of weed
NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
Mar 7, 2013 - 07:16am PT
Still blows my mind every time.

Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Mar 7, 2013 - 08:32am PT
Best live performance I've ever seen was Esa-Pekka Salononen, the LA Phil and LA Master Chorale do Ligeti's Clocks and Clouds. It was mesmerizing. It was psychedelic, really. Second place goes to Blue Oyster Cult.


Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Mar 7, 2013 - 10:11am PT
Actually, now that I think about it....

Does anyone remember the punk band The Young Adults from Providence, Rhode Island, from the 1970s?

You know....

Complex World
A Power Tool is not a Toy
Christmas in Springtime in Japan
etc.

They did a soundtrack for a movie...

mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:28am PT
Cool post- don't remember the young adults very New york dollsish. Thanks

Here is a cool one- one wonder what shane could have done if he wasn't drunk or high the last 30 years and kept his teeth.
sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Mar 7, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
What a great thread!

As a live performance, this nails it, imo:



As does this:

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 7, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
When girl bands went from being edgy to bleeding...



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