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What are your top 3 live bands?

JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 9,538
edited October 2020 in Other Music
Mine:

NIN
PJ
Wilco

Honorable mention:

The Frames

The Pogues
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  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 28,109
    Mine: 
    Pearl Jam
    JJ Grey and Mofro
    My Morning Jacket 
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 33,385
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
    PJ
    My Morning Jacket
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  • My favorite 3 live bands are the same as my favorite 3 bands:

    Faith No More

    Pearl Jam

    Tool


  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 5,236
    The National
    Daft Punk
    LCD Soundsystem
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 22,807
    Roger Waters
    PJ
    Primus


    Lots of good ones but these are the three where I know I will have the best time.
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  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 4,265
    Living ones/Bands that you might find touring during a year that's not 2020??

    PJ
    MMJ
    Tedeschi Trucks Band and/or Dead and Company
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,539
    Top three I have seen:
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse
    The Who

    Runners up that I have seen:
    Pearl Jam (very hard to not place in the top three!)
    Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Sun Ra and Solar Arkestra

    Top three I have not seen but are the best to me of ones I have heard from recordings:
    The Dream Syndicate
    Dinosaur Jr
    The Replacements (on a good night!)
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  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 9,538
    brianlux said:
    Top three I have seen:
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse
    The Who

    Runners up that I have seen:
    Pearl Jam (very hard to not place in the top three!)
    Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Sun Ra and Solar Arkestra

    Top three I have not seen but are the best to me of ones I have heard from recordings:
    The Dream Syndicate
    Dinosaur Jr
    The Replacements (on a good night!)
    The Replacements were amazing....one great anthem after another.....Left of the Dial, Bastards of the Young, Can't Hardly Wait, etc.

    Dinosaur Jr. are excessively loooouuuuddd!
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,539
    JOEJOEJOE said:
    brianlux said:
    Top three I have seen:
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse
    The Who

    Runners up that I have seen:
    Pearl Jam (very hard to not place in the top three!)
    Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Sun Ra and Solar Arkestra

    Top three I have not seen but are the best to me of ones I have heard from recordings:
    The Dream Syndicate
    Dinosaur Jr
    The Replacements (on a good night!)
    The Replacements were amazing....one great anthem after another.....Left of the Dial, Bastards of the Young, Can't Hardly Wait, etc.

    Dinosaur Jr. are excessively loooouuuuddd!

    So cool that you've seen the 'Mats.  And DIno too.  WOW!!!

    I so would love to see Dino, but I have too much hearing damage already.  Thank God for the live Bug video and vinyl and YouTube!
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    -James Allen










  • mr bunglemr bungle Posts: 1,001

    My favorite 3 live bands are the same as my favorite 3 bands:

    Faith No More

    Pearl Jam

    Tool

    THIS!!!!!!!!!
  • ceskaceska New YorkPosts: 946
    Quantity or Quality?

    By quantity of shows I've attended, the order is:
    Wilco
    Pearl Jam
    Soul Asylum

    But, if you combine Old 97s and Rhett Miller solo shows into one entity, then that would be Number 1.

    Quality? Well, those four bands are pretty damn good, but there's so many other great live bands to choose! Hard to not include the Drive By Truckers in a top-whatever live bands list. Los Lobos are also a lot of fun live. And a Richard Thompson solo shows is always pretty special.
  • willbarclaywillbarclay Ottawa, Canada Posts: 3,298
    Phish
    Chris Robinson Brotherhood
    the Tragically Hip
  • Neil Young
    Pearl Jam
    My Morning Jacket
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  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 2,339
    So many to choose from. Can't do three! Sorry OP.

    Interactive club shows:
    GWAR (sorry mom and dad) horror show at it's bloodiest, beyond  offensive and disgusting
    Murphy's Law (might get kicked in the head)
    DRI (just great if you grew up brainwashing yourself listening to them like I did)
    Fishbone (saw them twice, last time a few years ago, just pure fun, talent...)
    Richie Ramone (legend with the punk rock drumming)
    Madball
    Agnostic front
    Cro-mags (quick rough sing along set)
    (Any old school hardcore band still trying)
    Joseph Arthur (only show that squeezed my emotions out of me) plus you never really know what to expect. Solo acoustic, plugged in shredding, art on stage. Was seeing him live for a while after rndm introduced me to him. 
    Symphony X (prog metal, my old friend drums with them otherwise they would have flown under my radar) worth listening to. Live they don't miss a beat.
    Faith No More
    Pearl Jam
    Primus or any Les Claypool creation

    Oh yeah....
    AC/DC
    Judas Priest
    Alice Cooper
    Motorhead
    Anthrax
    Misfits
    Galactic
    Ministry
    Revolting Cocks
    Skinny Puppy
    Soundgarden
    Demolition Hammer
    Nuclear Assault
    Slayer
    Alice in Chains (they opened for Slayer and I missed them because I thought any band named Alice must be lame) caught them later at loolapalooza and I was wrong.
    Henry Rollins...

    You get the point..

    Hope I don't derail the thread, but I enjoyed the flashback!




  • clayton12clayton12 Athens, GAPosts: 251
    Easily My Morning Jacket.

    Pearl Jam

    Drive By Truckers.
  • GibsonGibson TorontoPosts: 1,957
    edited October 2020
    Quality
    Pearl Jam
    U2 - if they varied setlists, I'd follow them anywhere.
    Coldplay
    Bands that may change this list when I see them: Rage Against the Machine

    Quantity
    The Tragically Hip
    Pearl Jam
    Dave Matthews Band
    Post edited by Gibson on
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  • vitovito ChicagoPosts: 1,089
    The Who
    Radiohead 
    PJ
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 24,501
    Midnight oil 
    Middle Kids
    Jack White with any of his projects. 
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  • mr bunglemr bungle Posts: 1,001
    vito said:
    The Who
    Radiohead 
    PJ
    Great call on Radiohead!!  They are barely outside my top 3
  • crowes74crowes74 Posts: 267
    Pearl Jam, NIN (the old days anyway), and Tedeshi Trucks band 

    honorable mention: The Black Crowes (old days), Jack White projects, U2
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,320
    pearl jam
    headstones
    jack white (easy the top performance by far)
    tragically hip (honourable mention)
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  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 2,339
    Pearl jam
    Primus
    Murphys Law
  • mr bungle said:
    vito said:
    The Who
    Radiohead 
    PJ
    Great call on Radiohead!!  They are barely outside my top 3

    Same... I've only seen them 3 times, but the back to back shows in Boston 7/18 were otherworldly.

  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 2,637
    edited October 2020
    Loujoe said:
    Pearl jam
    Primus
    Murphys Law
    My friend used to date Jimmy Gestapo years and years ago so I used to see Murphy’s Law a lot in NYC. They do put on a great show. Now this same friend is with Richard from Rammstein. They had a baby together a while ago and moved to Germany. He used to throw great parties in this converted fire station he lived in when he was in New York. My friend loves her musicians. 
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,975
    Tom Waits
    Sonic Youth
    Neko Case
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 2,339
    GlowGirl said:
    Loujoe said:
    Pearl jam
    Primus
    Murphys Law
    My friend used to date Jimmy Gestapo years and years ago so I used to see Murphy’s Law a lot in NYC. They do put on a great show. Now this same friend is with Richard from Rammstein. They had a baby together a while ago and moved to Germany. He used to throw great parties in this converted fire station he lived in when he was in New York. My friend loves her musicians. 
    Jimmy still brings it live like he's still a crazy kid! Always treats his fans like family. Joseph arthur interviewed him not long ago. Worth your time if you can find it. 
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 2,339
    one of the last shows I saw before live music shut down...
  • EarlWelshEarlWelsh Buffalo, NYPosts: 1,097
    edited October 2020
    PJ
    Sigur Ros
    Mogwai

    honorable mentions:
    Broken Social Scene
    Mike Watt

    Post edited by EarlWelsh on
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 23,960
    edited October 2020
    Tier 1
    Pearl Jam
    Mudhoney
    The Avett Brothers
    Gogol Bordello
    Tier 2
    The Waterboys
    Public Service Broadcasting
    The Earthbound
    Orishas
    Post edited by Pap on
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,539
    Loujoe said:
    Pearl jam
    Primus
    Murphys Law

    Some years ago, my wife introduced me to a fellow named Larry who is the son-in-law of a good friend of hers.  She didn't mention that this fellows nick name is "Ler" and he plays in a band. So at the time, I had no idea who I had just met!
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