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Best concerts you've ever gone to

 
 
nononono
 
  1  
Sat 7 Jun, 2014 11:55 pm
@djjd62,
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also saw Bowie on the Let's Dance tour, not a favourite album, but a great show none the less


It's not his best album, but I still kinda like it. "China Girl" is one of his all time best songs in my opinion.
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nononono
 
  1  
Sat 7 Jun, 2014 11:57 pm
@glitterbag,
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I am so happy that one one mentioned seeing Tom Jones, you couldn't pay me to sit thru Tom Jones or a Rod Stewart concert. They both make my skin crawl.


I'm just going to say it right now, if anyone out there got to see Elvis Presley, they automatically win this thread by default in my opinion...
glitterbag
 
  1  
Sun 8 Jun, 2014 12:07 am
@nononono,
It might be heresy, but I don't enjoy Elvis music.....with two exceptions": Fever and Jail House Rock.
roger
 
  2  
Sun 8 Jun, 2014 12:15 am
@glitterbag,
Oh, I ended up liking him, or at least many of his songs.

Remember Shake Rattle and Roll? What a sentiment. "You better shake those dishes and rattle those post and pans". Just visualize some young red neck, sprawled out on the couch with a beer in his hand, with the ol' lady fixing dinner.

He did a lot of good songs, mostly before he entered the Army, though.
nononono
 
  1  
Sun 8 Jun, 2014 12:39 am
@roger,
Quote:
Remember Shake Rattle and Roll? What a sentiment. "You better shake those dishes and rattle those post and pans". Just visualize some young red neck, sprawled out on the couch with a beer in his hand, with the ol' lady fixing dinner.


Hahahaha! Laughing

I LOVE Elvis though! But you're right, some of the lyrics are funny taken out of (or even in) context. 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy' is probably my favorite all time Elvis song. The lyrics "You like to ball every morning, don't come home 'till late at night"... how did that make it past the censors way back in 1956? Very Happy
glitterbag
 
  1  
Sun 8 Jun, 2014 12:44 am
@nononono,
Roger, Bill Haley did Shake, Rattle and Roll, and Rock around the clock tonight, I shudder to think what Elvis did with those songs.
roger
 
  1  
Sun 8 Jun, 2014 01:40 am
@glitterbag,
Rock Around the Clock was fabulous. There was one song done by both Elvis and Crosby (Bing) and I swear their voices were identical.
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roger
 
  1  
Sun 8 Jun, 2014 01:45 am
@nononono,
Sometimes the voice and lyrics count for more than the words. From the King Creole movie, I ended up really liking Crawfish. No kiddin', that was the name of it. Early morning in New Orleans, this black woman drove a horse drawn wagon through town, singing the virtues of her crawfish. He joined in a duet from his apartment balcony, and it was truly beautiful.
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Ragman
 
  1  
Sun 8 Jun, 2014 05:55 am
@nononono,
Probably the censors were too dumb or naïve as to what it meant. Maybe they thought it was bawl..as to cry?
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panzade
 
  1  
Sun 8 Jun, 2014 12:08 pm
@glitterbag,
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It might be heresy, but I don't enjoy Elvis music

I don't either but I have my exceptions too glitter.
There's a Heiniken add that cleverly uses Elvis's Bossa Nova Baby tune.

I like that

Suspicion was a song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Schuman for Elvis 1962
It never did much til it was covered by Terry Stafford in 1964

I like that

Rolling Stone Magazine considers Elvis on Sun Records the 11th most important R&R album. I would put it in the top 5

With guitar ace Scotty Moore and bass slappin' Bill Black it's as good as it gets.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_yjuyoAtTeHQ/SgXOBuwdlOI/AAAAAAAAAoA/4LjqkMWdxwk/s400/Elvis+at+Sun+31.jpg
If I was teen driving around Memphis and heard this on my car radio the first time I'd probably wreck.
http://strathdee.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/sunlabel.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Sun 8 Jun, 2014 12:18 pm
@nononono,
nononono wrote:

Quote:
Remember Shake Rattle and Roll? What a sentiment. "You better shake those dishes and rattle those post and pans". Just visualize some young red neck, sprawled out on the couch with a beer in his hand, with the ol' lady fixing dinner.


Hahahaha! Laughing

I LOVE Elvis though! But you're right, some of the lyrics are funny taken out of (or even in) context. 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy' is probably my favorite all time Elvis song. The lyrics "You like to ball every morning, don't come home 'till late at night"... how did that make it past the censors way back in 1956? Very Happy


When Lloyd Price wrote Lawdy Miss Clawdy, to "ball" was to "party." The word has changed in meaning over the years. When Jack Kerouac wrote of "balling," it did not necessarily have anything to do with sex.
panzade
 
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Sun 8 Jun, 2014 12:34 pm
@edgarblythe,
Right on! Texas Redneck Very Happy
edgarblythe
 
  2  
Sun 8 Jun, 2014 12:37 pm
@panzade,
Razz
Miss Molly also likes to ball, incidentally.
farmerman
 
  1  
Sun 8 Jun, 2014 02:52 pm
@edgarblythe,
I was at the first FARMAID concert in Champaign ill back in the 80's. It was like Woostock for the country folk. (Willie, Kristofferson, Dylan, Petty, melenkamp, Kooder, and few more but the smoke was intense)

I was also at several RAY Charles CONCERTS INCLUDING THE FAMOUS ONE AT OAKLAND cALIF

ONE STONES CONCERT WAS ENOUGH. IT WAS THE STICKY FINGERS RELEASE CONCERT.
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nononono
 
  1  
Mon 9 Jun, 2014 05:27 pm
Worst concert I've ever been to:

Green Day.

Just bloody AWFUL.
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Wilso
 
  1  
Mon 9 Jun, 2014 05:46 pm
John Farnham - 4 (or 5) times over 25 years.

Midnight Oil.

Jimmy Barnes several times.
panzade
 
  1  
Mon 9 Jun, 2014 07:25 pm
@Wilso,
Quote:
Midnight Oil.

Imagine that was good
Wilso
 
  1  
Mon 9 Jun, 2014 07:40 pm
@panzade,
panzade wrote:

Quote:
Midnight Oil.

Imagine that was good


Peter Garrett has an impressive stage presence. Hope they resume now that his political career has ended.
glitterbag
 
  1  
Mon 9 Jun, 2014 08:09 pm
@Wilso,
I went with a few friends to see John Denver, the Starlight Vocal Band opened for him. It was actually a lot of fun, much more impressive in person. Great sound system.
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oralloy
 
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Tue 10 Jun, 2014 05:55 am
@nononono,
nononono wrote:
oralloy wrote:
While I was delighted with The Black Album back when it was current, in retrospect Metallica peaked when Cliff Burton was still alive.

Yes and no. "Puppets" was/is their best album undoubtedly, but The Black Album is just as important (even though it is the inferior album of the two.) It's kind of like how Highway To Hell is undoubtedly AC/DC's best, but Back In Black is just as important.

Imagine how good And Justice For All would have been if Lars hadn't removed all the bass tracks from the album.


nononono wrote:
I bet seeing them with Metallica was awesome. Too bad Axl basically destroyed the band.

Axl was destructive back then too. He refused to play one of their hit songs because the stage hands didn't have a prop ready right when he wanted it.

Not sure which song it was because I wasn't keeping track of what songs they played, but some of the people around me figured it out and were pretty upset about it.
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