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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, May 15, 2019.
Atlantic City. 350 miles, but it’s worth it...
Very big audiences and arenas usually turn me off because I am small and usually can not see anything.
I would enjoy small club gigs of any act so much more.
AXS TV is spending a lot of time on "Chicago" today 5/18
As far as band I would like to see.....Little Feat. Not holding my breath for that one. Watched some of the Chicago Concert on AXS last weekend. Never been much of a Chicago fan myself, but I have to admit for a group of 8 musicians playing different instruments, they are a very very tight band!
My top 5 in no particular order:
Joanne Shaw Taylor
Ah, the Faces! I saw 'em twice back in the glory days, and I'll tell you, you couldn't find a better rock'n'roll show at the time! Style, swagger, humor, fun! Just an awesome band for few short years. I still love 'em 40+ years later!
Mike Bloomfield with Paul Butterfield......
Looking at the postings above, I guess I've been lucky enough to see most of the artists I'd have wanted to see, in their prime, in fairly good circumstances, such as Ry Cooder (with Nick Lowe on bass!) Pink Floyd (as a 4-piece + Snowy White as extra guitarist,) the Smiths, Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen (first time was the best -- 1980 River tour,) Elvis Costello, Tragically Hip (countless times at Queen's U house parties,) Violent Femmes, U2 (saw them at Barrymore's, a former stripclub in Ottawa, before the Edge permanently attached a beanie to his head,) the Who...
These days I'm happier seeing smaller acts up close in the 80-seater blues club near me, than paying through the nose for a long trip, a long wait, and a distant view of TV monitors in a stadium.
The one major act that got away was Zeppelin, whom I'd have loved to have been old enough to see around 1972. I was getting all excited at the prospect of at last seeing them on their 1980-81 US comeback tour, and then Bonzo had a bottle or two of vodka too many. :-(
PS: Back in the day, I can remember being impressed by Pagey's use of a half-dozen guitars on tour. GAS had not yet taken hold of me.
Correction: Rhiannon Giddens.
This Louisiana bluesman:
Especially if he toured with Jimmy Thackery again:
Or Samantha Fish: