I saw the Who for the first time a few years ago in Sunnyvale. It was the second concert after John Entwistle died. Was never a big Who fan, but this one concert turned me around. It was the only concert I have ever been to (where seating was available) that everyone stood up from the get-go and never sat down. (And remember, the audience at this point is mostly old fogeys like me!) Over two hours of one hit after another. A GREAT concert . . .
Wasn't much of a concert goer as a kid because I lived in the country. First concert was Muddy Waters at the Old Roller Rink in North Vancouver and saw a very drunk John Fahey there the next week. Best concert was Jeff Beck during his Blow By Blow tour and worst was Jeff Beck and Jan Hammer on the Wired tour. Saw Beck (Jeff, that is...not that other dude) at Massey Hall in 1999 and he still looks the same.
jeff is kinda moody also. seen him 10 times? one concert stood out. it was after wired. the greek theater in berkely ca. man was he on!after his last encore he grabbed most of his guitar strings with his hand and in one motion ripped them from his strat. and when he is on i think he is the most exciting guitar slinger in town.
>1976. A Bill Graham ‘Day on the Green’ at the Oakland Coliseum. Peter Frampton
>(headlining on the success of his ‘Frampton Comes Alive’ megahit that spring),
>Fleetwood Mac, Garry Wright and UFO.
In googling to confirm the lineup, I
>came across an interview with Stevie Nicks who indicated that this concert was
>her most memorable day in music. Previous to this the biggest crowd she had
>played to was about 5,000. She says that playing to 70,000 (her number, may be
>a bit inflated) let her know she had made the big time.
I don't know what the date of that concert was but they recorded Rumours in early 76 and released in early 77. I wonder if they knew how big it would be.
There's a great video of The Who
>recording "Who Are You", with Keith Moon going nutzoid on the drums - have
>you seen it?
I saw the Who a couple of times, 1982 and 1986, a great show. At the '82 show in Louisville, this guy sitting next to me passed out after about the second song and remained slumped over in his seat until, maybe three songs from the end, they cranked up "Who Are You". He suddenly came to life, as if someone had just remembered to plug in his power cord, and he started doing the "charge" motion with his arm and fist, the arm closest to me, punching the air in front of him and hooting and hollering as I repeatedly dodged his elbow on his backswing. I still have two unused tickets from that one, bought two extra for an out of town friend who was not able to make it and who never paid me for them. Couldn't even sell them for face value outside the arena.
Van Halen, 1982, Knoxville Coliseum. David Lee Roth said, as he held a bottle of Jack Daniels, "They say the South is going to rise again. As far as I'm concerned, you MFs already have." The crowd roared. It was extremely loud and there was pot all over the place. I didn't enjoy it.
By "concert" presumably you don't mean classical music. But are you restricting it to rock, or do you include folk: Peter Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan, back when he was still a folkie? All early '60s, mostly LA (esp. the Hollywood Bowl), except Dylan's remarkable appearance at the famed Newport Folk Festival 1963.
Forty years later I heard Dylan again - this time on tour with Paul Simon - in an unquestionable "concert" by any standards.
>Just read that there is some momentum for a Genesis reunion. Hackett,
>Rutherford, Gabriel, Banks and Collins. "The Knife!"
Friggin' A! Where'd you hear that? I became a fan with their "Wind and Wuthering" album (1977) but that was after Gabriel left and Hackett left next. Never saw them live, would love to if they tour. I assume a reunion tour would be Foxtrot, Nursery Cryme, Selling England by the Pound, and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, not the post-Duke (their last worthy album) tripe they play on the radio. Keep me posted!
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Read it in the Hamilton Ontario newspaper-no link. Reporter talked to Hackett. He said he wasn't involved in any discussions but he would just show up wherever they wanted him to. Article specifically mentions the Lamb(I have 2 copies on nylon-wore the first one out and one on cd) and Selling England By The Pound. IMO, W&W(and Spot The Pigeon-the ep) was their last worthy output-no coincidence that was Hackett's last. Their next album(And Then There Were Three) had a song on it that made the charts for crying out loud-Follow You, Follow me-pathetic. In the last 28 years, the various incarnations of the whole bunch of them as Genesis, solo and other bands haven't come close to that first 7 years. Solsbury Hill-maybe.
This just got posted to an all things Genesis site:
"Perhaps not "Official", but a rumour is circulating at the moment (as is fairly common once a year) about a reforming of the band. Mojo Magazine (UK) have printed the following statement in their Bullitin section.
Phil Collins has indicated to Peter Gabriel and Mike Rutherford that he's happy to take part in a Genesis reunion. But they have to make the arrangements.
"If they set a rehearsal date, I'll show up" said Collins, baldly. He added that fans won't be satified with just their 1970-75 output, suggesting that new stuff will also be forthcoming."
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MJD, did you ever see a Genesis concert? Great time?
I agree "Follow You, Follow Me" and also "Misunderstanding" were top 40 rubbish, but there was a lot I liked about "And Then There Were Three" and "Duke". Maybe that's because that's what they were recording when I got onto them.
Yes-before Gabriel left and after. Saw them during the "Seconds Out" tour. Bruford(formerly of Yes and King Crimson) and Collins did duelling drums for Los Endos and they were basically two of the best drummers in the world at the time. Quite something.
Missed a chance to see them in Cincy or Indy in '77 when some friends went, W&W tour. Really like Hackett's solo albums, esp. "Please Don't Touch", which probably would appeal to many non-Genesis fans as well.
If they reunite, I hope they play Denver. Being out here in the vast wasteland of the Great American West, fans often miss certain groups. They play Chicago, St. Louis then the West Coast. But then, we have sunshine some 300 days a year. I just might travel a ways to see a classic Genesis lineup. Maybe they'll play Seattle or Portland the night after Pre.
>A friend of mine managed to figure out that a lot of the stuff I like has good drums and base quitar.
The meat and potatoes of most pop music. the rhythm section. drums pure rhythm and bass guitar, a rhythm and tonal instrument. when they are workin together (especially the kick bass and the bass guitar) forget about it!
First concert (summer '67) was Every Mothers Son and the Turtles (!). Second one (late summer '67) was the Doors (a whole different experience!). Other great early concerts: Allman Brothers ca. winter '70/71 (with the full original lineup); John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra (yeow); Jeff Beck; etc. It helped to be going to school near NYC... I saw the Stones in July '72 and at the time thought I was lucky to be seeing them before their career was over...!