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What are your top 3 live bands?

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  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 2,339
    Awesome! I get a feeling you are the true legend Brian. Write that book man. I'll read it.
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 33,385
    mr bungle said:
    vito said:
    The Who
    Radiohead 
    PJ
    Great call on Radiohead!!  They are barely outside my top 3
    Same. They’re at 4 or 5 for me.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,539
    Loujoe said:
    Awesome! I get a feeling you are the true legend Brian. Write that book man. I'll read it.
    Very kind of you to say, Loujoe, but no, not a legend, just another guy in the crowd.
    I wrote this a few years ago.   If you're interested, I've priced them a few cents less than they cost me to have them printed. 
    Someday, I need to do another edition to include a chapter about Steve Wynn and The Dream Syndicate.




    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 22,807
    brianlux said:
    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!

    Larry, you're a bastard!
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 2,339
    Purdy soon Ler e shouted fishon...fishhhhhonnn
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 2,339
    brianlux said:
    Loujoe said:
    Awesome! I get a feeling you are the true legend Brian. Write that book man. I'll read it.
    Very kind of you to say, Loujoe, but no, not a legend, just another guy in the crowd.
    I wrote this a few years ago.   If you're interested, I've priced them a few cents less than they cost me to have them printed. 
    Someday, I need to do another edition to include a chapter about Steve Wynn and The Dream Syndicate.




    Nice. Will check it out.
  • ST66483ST66483 Posts: 422
    Brian’s book is definitely worth a read!
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,320
    brianlux said:
    Loujoe said:
    Awesome! I get a feeling you are the true legend Brian. Write that book man. I'll read it.
    Very kind of you to say, Loujoe, but no, not a legend, just another guy in the crowd.
    I wrote this a few years ago.   If you're interested, I've priced them a few cents less than they cost me to have them printed. 
    Someday, I need to do another edition to include a chapter about Steve Wynn and The Dream Syndicate.




    i still want this book. i don't care about shipping rates brian. pm me the deets and i'll send you the mo-NAY
    (Track 10 of The Headstones' Nickels For Your Nightmares)


  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 2,339
    edited October 2020
    Got 1. Sign it for me Brian. You are a legend as one of the crowd. We rock!
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  • vitovito ChicagoPosts: 1,089
    edited October 2020
    mr bungle said:
    vito said:
    The Who
    Radiohead 
    PJ
    Great call on Radiohead!!  They are barely outside my top 3
    The 2001 show at Hutchinson Field in Grant Park not to be confused with their Lallopallooza show years later was on another realm. Very few bands have taken me into that orbit but, that night they were on another level and were completely inspired by the dramatic backdrop of the Chicago skyline.
    Post edited by vito on
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 11,940
    Tough to pick just 3 as many have said, probably have to be:
    Pearl Jam
    U2
    The Who

    PJ needs no explanation here.

    U2 always brings it live, even if some of the tours are a tad too scripted. They do usually vary things (just a few song) on multiple nights here in Boston, so I've seen some rare stuff (seen Crystal Ballroom performed one of only 2 times, saw them do a 3 encore show on my birthday on the Vertigo tour where they ended with Fast Cars). There's certain cities that they shake things up a bit in, and fortunately this is one as they first broke in the US on Boston radio (RIP WBCN).

    Too young to have seen The Who with Keith, but saw them a number of times with John, that man was a force. First show I saw after he passed the opening notes of Baba were sorely lacking in the crunch they had with Entwhistle. The band played with a fury and energy that is largely unmatched in rock history.

    Hard to leave Bruce and the E Street Band off the list, undeniably one of the great all time live acts. They'll be first runner up.
    Other runners up would include Van Halen, Iggy Pop, J Geils Band, Motley Crue and Scorpions.

    This weekend we rock Portland
  • ComeToTXComeToTX AustinPosts: 6,317
    clayton12 said:
    Easily My Morning Jacket.

    Pearl Jam

    Drive By Truckers.
    Yep. Deftones are also great. McCartney put on the best concert I’ve ever seen. Those 3 are consistently the best for me too though. 
    This show, another show, a show here and a show there.
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 10,902
    PJ
    Springsteen
    Roger Waters
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,320
    ComeToTX said:
    clayton12 said:
    Easily My Morning Jacket.

    Pearl Jam

    Drive By Truckers.
    Yep. Deftones are also great. McCartney put on the best concert I’ve ever seen. Those 3 are consistently the best for me too though. 
    forgot about mccartney. he was in my top 5 shows ever too. 
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  • 1STmammal2wearPants1STmammal2wearPants Worcester, MAPosts: 2,493
    edited December 2020
    Pearl Jam
    Radiohead (2018 shout-out - they really sounded the best I have ever heard them)
    My Morning Jacket 
    W.M.A., 35
    2003 Mansfield III 
    2004 Boston I 
    2006 Boston I 
    2008 Bonnaroo, Hartford, Mansfield I 
    2010 Hartford 
    2013 Worcester I, Worcester II, Hartford 
    2016 Bonnaroo, Boston I, Boston II 
    2018 Boston I, Boston II 
    2021 Quebec City 
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 5,066
    edited December 2020
    edited - duplicate post 
    Post edited by Merkin Baller on

  • clayton12clayton12 Athens, GAPosts: 251
    I didnt mention them in my top three, but boy Guided By Voices are amazing live. Still hard to wrap my head around how Bob does it.
  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 4,265
    edited December 2020
    ComeToTX said:
    clayton12 said:
    Easily My Morning Jacket.

    Pearl Jam

    Drive By Truckers.
    Yep. Deftones are also great. McCartney put on the best concert I’ve ever seen. Those 3 are consistently the best for me too though. 
    Sir Paul is my #1 have-not-seen-gotta-see-play artist. I'm hoping to go w/ my family on a road trip somewhere to see him play once things get back to normal.
  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 4,265
    brianlux said:
    Loujoe said:
    Awesome! I get a feeling you are the true legend Brian. Write that book man. I'll read it.
    Very kind of you to say, Loujoe, but no, not a legend, just another guy in the crowd.
    I wrote this a few years ago.   If you're interested, I've priced them a few cents less than they cost me to have them printed. 
    Someday, I need to do another edition to include a chapter about Steve Wynn and The Dream Syndicate.




    Very cool, @brianlux ! Just ordered a copy. Looking forward to reading it :sunglasses:
  • ZodZod Posts: 7,424
    Pearl Jam
    Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band
    AC DC

    The first two were a no brainer for me.   Springsteen is the only live performance I feel is on par with PJ.   Excellent live shows, varied set lists, generates huge energy from the audience, and plays epicly long setlists.

    I wasn't sure on my #3.  I went with AC/DC because there the only other band I would place in my top 5 concerts I've seen.   The problem is that the show I rank was an outdoor show in Edmonton, where thunder/lightning storms were in almost every direction, and it pissed rain the whole time.  The concern kind of became a fight of both the fans and the band to fight through it.   It made for one helluva epic performance.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,539
    edited December 2020
    jjflash said:
    brianlux said:
    Loujoe said:
    Awesome! I get a feeling you are the true legend Brian. Write that book man. I'll read it.
    Very kind of you to say, Loujoe, but no, not a legend, just another guy in the crowd.
    I wrote this a few years ago.   If you're interested, I've priced them a few cents less than they cost me to have them printed. 
    Someday, I need to do another edition to include a chapter about Steve Wynn and The Dream Syndicate.




    Very cool, @brianlux ! Just ordered a copy. Looking forward to reading it :sunglasses:

    Thank you, jjflash!  The book will be on it's way soon!  :smile: 
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










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  • mr bunglemr bungle Posts: 1,001
    jjflash said:
    ComeToTX said:
    clayton12 said:
    Easily My Morning Jacket.

    Pearl Jam

    Drive By Truckers.
    Yep. Deftones are also great. McCartney put on the best concert I’ve ever seen. Those 3 are consistently the best for me too though. 
    Sir Paul is my #1 have-not-seen-gotta-see-play artist. I'm hoping to go w/ my family on a road trip somewhere to see him play once things get back to normal.
    How have you missed McCartney?  Logistics or choice?  He's been all over the country/globe multiple times over the last 20 years.  Just curious.  Anyways. Yes, you need to see him as soon as you get the chance!
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 2,637
    mr bungle said:
    jjflash said:
    ComeToTX said:
    clayton12 said:
    Easily My Morning Jacket.

    Pearl Jam

    Drive By Truckers.
    Yep. Deftones are also great. McCartney put on the best concert I’ve ever seen. Those 3 are consistently the best for me too though. 
    Sir Paul is my #1 have-not-seen-gotta-see-play artist. I'm hoping to go w/ my family on a road trip somewhere to see him play once things get back to normal.
    How have you missed McCartney?  Logistics or choice?  He's been all over the country/globe multiple times over the last 20 years.  Just curious.  Anyways. Yes, you need to see him as soon as you get the chance!
    Agreed. McCartney was definitely one of the best live shows I have ever seen. The crowd energy was off the charts as well.

  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 33,385
    My Morning Jacket
    Pearl Jam
    Queens of the Stone Age
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  • While they aren't my top three, I have to give a shout out to Iggy Pop & St Vincent. 

    I've only seen them once each, But Iggy & Annie Clark each owned their stages like no one I had ever seen, and had the crowd eating from the palm of their hands. It was really awesome to see as a fringe fan of each act.   

  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 4,265
    mr bungle said:
    jjflash said:
    ComeToTX said:
    clayton12 said:
    Easily My Morning Jacket.

    Pearl Jam

    Drive By Truckers.
    Yep. Deftones are also great. McCartney put on the best concert I’ve ever seen. Those 3 are consistently the best for me too though. 
    Sir Paul is my #1 have-not-seen-gotta-see-play artist. I'm hoping to go w/ my family on a road trip somewhere to see him play once things get back to normal.
    How have you missed McCartney?  Logistics or choice?  He's been all over the country/globe multiple times over the last 20 years.  Just curious.  Anyways. Yes, you need to see him as soon as you get the chance!
    Good question. A little of both, I guess. A couple of years ago if finally hit me: Why in the world haven't I seen Sir Paul play? :whistle: I'm in Birmingham so ATL or Nash are both easy road trips. Legacy acts, for the most part, weren't a big priority in my early adult years. Infants/young 'uns then limited travel to out of town shows. Now that the kids are a bit older and have been exposed to lots of The Beatles' music in the car/home/etc it's important to me for them (and me too) to see him while he's healthy. 
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 9,538
    GlowGirl said:
    mr bungle said:
    jjflash said:
    ComeToTX said:
    clayton12 said:
    Easily My Morning Jacket.

    Pearl Jam

    Drive By Truckers.
    Yep. Deftones are also great. McCartney put on the best concert I’ve ever seen. Those 3 are consistently the best for me too though. 
    Sir Paul is my #1 have-not-seen-gotta-see-play artist. I'm hoping to go w/ my family on a road trip somewhere to see him play once things get back to normal.
    How have you missed McCartney?  Logistics or choice?  He's been all over the country/globe multiple times over the last 20 years.  Just curious.  Anyways. Yes, you need to see him as soon as you get the chance!
    Agreed. McCartney was definitely one of the best live shows I have ever seen. The crowd energy was off the charts as well.

    Always great seeing Paul live....especially since he has such a big catalog from which to choose his setlist!
  • ZodZod Posts: 7,424
    I saw Paul McCartney live less than 10 years ago.  It was at BC Place in Vancouver.   The show was pretty good, but only the front of the floor was standing.  Everyone else was sitting down.  

    Great show and great songs, but it wasn't like a PJ or Springsteen show when it feels like everyone in the vanue is on their feet rocking out.    Then again I'm usually at the front of those shows so I wouldn't notice if people were sitting in the back.  McCartney tickets were so expensive we bought 2nd row tickets on the upper deck to keep costs under control.
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