Your bucket list of bands to see live?

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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby caramba » 01 Dec 2018, 08:53

I've been very, very fortunate in that I've got to see almost all of the acts i've wanted to see at least once, but there are always those who got away...

Acts i could and should've went to see but stupidly didn't


Tom Waits
Talking Heads
TLTSN-era Van M

Acts I'll now probably never get the chance to see

Willie Nelson - can\t see him touring Europe again somehow


Acts I'd still like to see

Boz Scaggs
Wilco
Van Morrison doing Veedon Fleece in a small theatre

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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 01 Dec 2018, 10:21

joels344 wrote:These artists come to mind:

Magma
Kate Bush
Peter Gabriel
King Crimson (even though this new incarnation doesn't interest me very much)
Current 93
Koenjihyakkei
Radiohead
David Sylvian

I've seen C93 twice, once with the Soft Black Stars era line-up (Baby See and Maja Elliot, can't remember if Michael Cashmere was still with em), and once with The Groundhogs line up (and James Blackshaw). First time had the better music, second had the better performance, though it helped that the venue was a cathedral. I'd definitely recommend 'em, either way.
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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby driftin » 01 Dec 2018, 11:24

I'm still kicking myself for going to Autechre's All Tomorrow's Parties festival but not going to see Coil because back then I hadn't heard of them. A couple of years later I discovered and fell in love with them but it was too late, Jhonn had already died. It's something I really should try to avoid with this bucket list.

Dälek
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Kraftwerk
Pharmakon
Lightning Bolt
LINGUA IGNOTA
Björk
The Body
Richard Dawson (I really should've gone last month, dunno what the hell was wrong with me for not doing so)

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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby Purgatory Brite » 01 Dec 2018, 22:53

joels344 wrote:King Crimson (even though this new incarnation doesn't interest me very much)


King Crimson are what Robert Fripp says they are. I share your reservations about the current incarnation of KC, but time is running out to see the band I feel.

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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby Ghost of Harry Smith » 01 Dec 2018, 23:18

Jeemo wrote:
Ghost of Harry Smith wrote:
Jeemo wrote:I've seen most of my favourites apart from ELP, I saw them all solo but not as a group.

Bands I should've seen but missed were Magazine, Be Bop Deluxe, Lou Reed, The Skids

That I haven't yet seen but would like to Daft Punk and Scott Walker ( not going to happen)


I saw Lou Reed four times and can't honestly say any of those performances were unmissable. And the Velvets are probably my fave band of all time.

Daft Punk, on the other hand, were wicked and lots of fun.

Howard Devoto doesn't ever play live these days, does he?


Magazine toured after reforming a few years back.


Aah right, completely missed that, would love too see them in action, OAP status be damned.

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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby Jeemo » 01 Dec 2018, 23:22

Ghost of Harry Smith wrote:
Jeemo wrote:
Ghost of Harry Smith wrote:
I saw Lou Reed four times and can't honestly say any of those performances were unmissable. And the Velvets are probably my fave band of all time.

Daft Punk, on the other hand, were wicked and lots of fun.

Howard Devoto doesn't ever play live these days, does he?


Magazine toured after reforming a few years back.


Aah right, completely missed that, would love too see them in action, OAP status be damned.


there was a live dvd released, cough if required
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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby The Modernist » 01 Dec 2018, 23:40

I'd like to see The Pretty Things, ancient as they are.
And I'd like to see a Puccini opera. That's about it.

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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 01 Dec 2018, 23:49

The Modernist wrote:I'd like to see The Pretty Things, ancient as they are.


You'd better get cracking then, G!

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I'd love to see them too. And Tom Waits. And Buzzcocks. Can't think of much else right now. Maybe McCartney.
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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby The Modernist » 01 Dec 2018, 23:54

The Bulfine Papers (1917) wrote:
The Modernist wrote:I'd like to see The Pretty Things, ancient as they are.


You'd better get cracking then, G!

https://www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/t ... -final-bow



:(

The venue doesn't appeal to me. I was hoping to see them in a pub.

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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby GoogaMooga » 01 Dec 2018, 23:55

Saw Pretty Things, but unplugged, alas. The drummer used a plastic bucket turned upside down, no kidding.
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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby Bent Fabric » 02 Dec 2018, 00:32

Quaco wrote:I suppose I should see Ringo Starr sometime, if it's still possible.


My oldest wanted to go see him, so I took him - something like 30 years of opportunities, and I skipped them all until just this year. I'm glad I went.

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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby Ghost of Harry Smith » 02 Dec 2018, 00:53

GoogaMooga wrote:Saw Pretty Things, but unplugged, alas. The drummer used a plastic bucket turned upside down, no kidding.


They just played my town for the first time, plugged in I’m pleased to report. It was fantastic to see them in action.

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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby Ghost of Harry Smith » 02 Dec 2018, 00:54

Jeemo wrote:
Ghost of Harry Smith wrote:
Jeemo wrote:
Magazine toured after reforming a few years back.


Aah right, completely missed that, would love too see them in action, OAP status be damned.


there was a live dvd released, cough if required

Cheers I do feel a cough coming on.

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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby Jeemo » 02 Dec 2018, 08:33

Ghost of Harry Smith wrote:
Jeemo wrote:
Ghost of Harry Smith wrote:
Aah right, completely missed that, would love too see them in action, OAP status be damned.


there was a live dvd released, cough if required

Cheers I do feel a cough coming on.


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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby The Modernist » 02 Dec 2018, 10:18

Purgatory Brite wrote: I share your reservations about the current incarnation of KC, but time is running out to see the band I feel.


Indeed. He'd be better with The Sunshine Band, but you can't have everything.

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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 02 Dec 2018, 13:31

Ghost of Harry Smith wrote:
Jeemo wrote:
Ghost of Harry Smith wrote:
I saw Lou Reed four times and can't honestly say any of those performances were unmissable. And the Velvets are probably my fave band of all time.

Daft Punk, on the other hand, were wicked and lots of fun.

Howard Devoto doesn't ever play live these days, does he?


Magazine toured after reforming a few years back.


Aah right, completely missed that, would love too see them in action, OAP status be damned.


Magazine did a couple of tours in 2009 and another in 2011, bumped in to The Prof and Mrs. The Prof at Bridgewater Hall the second time around in 2009.

Devoto also played with the original line up of Buzzcocks on the "one band, three line up's" gigs they did back in 2012.
Current line up, 'classic' line up and the 'Spiral Scratch' line up.
Caught up with Bellows :( and Default at their gig in Manchester.

Not much joy for those outside the UK who wanted to see them live however.
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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby NMB » 02 Dec 2018, 13:57

The Modernist wrote:
Purgatory Brite wrote: I share your reservations about the current incarnation of KC, but time is running out to see the band I feel.


Indeed. He'd be better with The Sunshine Band, but you can't have everything.


I've seen both King Crimson and KC and the Sunshine Band. I enjoyed both but the Sunshine Band was probably more fun.
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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby Quaco » 02 Dec 2018, 19:37

GoogaMooga wrote:Saw Pretty Things, but unplugged, alas. The drummer used a plastic bucket turned upside down, no kidding.

That sounds cool. What did they play? I would assume that the unplugged format would best suit their early stuff.
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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby Quaco » 02 Dec 2018, 19:38

Bent Fabric wrote:
Quaco wrote:I suppose I should see Ringo Starr sometime, if it's still possible.


My oldest wanted to go see him, so I took him - something like 30 years of opportunities, and I skipped them all until just this year. I'm glad I went.

Excellent! Hopefully he'll do it again soon.
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Re: Your bucket list of bands to see live?

Postby GoogaMooga » 02 Dec 2018, 20:15

Quaco wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:Saw Pretty Things, but unplugged, alas. The drummer used a plastic bucket turned upside down, no kidding.

That sounds cool. What did they play? I would assume that the unplugged format would best suit their early stuff.


Too long ago for me to remember. All I know is I felt a bit cheated afterward.
1966 and all that