Re: Little OT: Live Bands
- From: claudel@xxxxxxxxx (Claude V. Lucas)
- Date: 10 Nov 2009 11:56:32 GMT
In article <4af92e0f@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Grinner <grinner@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Jim" <jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Monster Zero wrote:
The kids first concert thread got me to thinking about one of my pet
peeves which is seeing a band live and they butcher their own songs. I
personally detest it even if it's executed well.
One example is the last time I saw Heaven and Hell live (Black Sabbath
with Dio and Carmine Appice) and they ended the show with what seemed
to be a 30 minute version of the song Heaven and Hell. I mean c'mon
guys WTF? I am probably one of the biggest Sabbath fans in the world
and even I was literally yawning at about the 9 minute mark. It
doesn't help that I have the attention span of a goldfish but c'mon
Anybody else have an opinion on this?
I've been to a lot of live shows in my time. I'm sure I forget more than
I remember. But it all depends on what you are expecting.
I've seen several lack-luster performances, but the funny thing is the
GOOD ones are the ones that stand out!
...a Steely Dan show in the 90's that was VERY tight.
...a Bruce Springsteen show (Born to Run tour, '79 or '80) with amazing
energy, totally captivated the audience.
...a Neil Young show in the 90's where EVERYTHING just worked, including
the full moon over the Columbia River Gorge during "Harvest Moon."
So I guess I never expect "the best" when I see a live performance, and
I'm impressed when it does turn out well.
One disappointing performance does stand out. Kiss live in the 80's. All
show, no go. But the redeeming point: Cheap Trick opened, and absolutely
Cheap trick were a great live band. rick was an amazing showman.
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