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Old 05-06-22, 11:52 AM
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Perhaps the most poorly considered double-bill concert I ever saw was BOC backed up by The Raspberries. I think it was 73 before Fear the Reaper when they were still not all that well known. The crowd was quite rowdy and had little patience for the Raspberries pop music. Lots of booing and eventually things being tossed on the stage. At some point, something hit the drum kit and that was that. The band left the stage and a cheer arose from the crowd.
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Originally Posted by Ogsarg
Perhaps the most poorly considered double-bill concert I ever saw was BOC backed up by The Raspberries.
At least they open for BC and not the reverse ... like Hendrix opening for the Monkees. Jimi lasted seven dates on that tour, then called it quits.

I can think of several times I went to a show solely for the opener and left a couple songs into the headliner's set: Son Volt (John Mellencamp), The Flaming Lips (Beck), Bill Callahan (Joanna Newsom), etc etc...
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Old 05-14-22, 10:14 PM
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Moody Blues, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison, Cat Stevens, The Doors and so many more, like Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile, Dave Mathews
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I haven't read most of the posts here - too lazy! But from what I read, I saw a lot of names that I have liked over the years. I recently watched a video where the speaker said that if he was trying to introduce aliens to the concept of Rock, he'd play AC/DC and maybe VanHalen for them. Coincidentally, those two are right up there on my play list.

I too remember being in love with Karen Carpenter's voice. I just never liked her fall-behind-and-catch-up style of singing the lyrics. Similarly I liked Whitney Houston's voice but couldn't stand her overdone warbling.
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals
I too remember being in love with Karen Carpenter's voice. I just never liked her fall-behind-and-catch-up style of singing the lyrics. Similarly I liked Whitney Houston's voice but couldn't stand her overdone warbling.
We all like what we like. I cannot think of anything even remotely similar in voice (or style or talent) of Karen Carpenter and Whitney Houston.

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Originally Posted by thehammerdog
sitting out side by fire cranking Sirius radio.
classic song on Yatch rock Gerry Rafferty bakerstreet
I just love it.
Kane local nj beer = happiness


in 2016, i was deployed to the east coast on storm duty after a hurricane and was driving along the coast looking at the boats when i found the Yacht Rock station on Sirius ------ i typically listen to a ton of podcasts, but i paused and thought --

"Im by the water - im looking at boats and waves and all that --- Yacht Rock would be cool for an hour or so "

Then after a few days it was like, --- "Oh crap - i really am getting old ! I like this crap!" LOL

Been listening to the type of rock that doesnt rock the boat ever since ---- even started unbuttoning the top 2 buttons on my hawaiian shirt and wearing my gold watch from time to time !
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Originally Posted by DMC707
in 2016, i was deployed to the east coast on storm duty after a hurricane and was driving along the coast looking at the boats when i found the Yacht Rock station on Sirius ------ i typically listen to a ton of podcasts, but i paused and thought --

"Im by the water - im looking at boats and waves and all that --- Yacht Rock would be cool for an hour or so "

Then after a few days it was like, --- "Oh crap - i really am getting old ! I like this crap!" LOL

Been listening to the type of rock that doesnt rock the boat ever since ---- even started unbuttoning the top 2 buttons on my hawaiian shirt and wearing my gold watch from time to time !
yes..love that station. It screams nj shore summer to me.
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Old 06-17-22, 08:04 PM
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Blues piano fan, here. Pinetop Perkins, Butterfield, Piano Red, Hadda Brooks, Maria Muldauer and many more. Favorite blues guitar players; Elvin Bishop and Ronnie Earl. I'm sure this really "dates" me, But so what. I picked uup the blues habit after I broke up with my first serious girl friend and it has kept me going ever since. My only regret is not taking the time to learn how to rock a piano myself. BK
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Just discovered this yun lady yesterday, guess I need to come out from under my rock more often. If you like blues guitar, Joanne Shaw Taylor on guitar and vocals.

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Originally Posted by smurfy
Since I turned 60 a couple of months ago and even before that I found that I can't listen to rock anymore. It just gives me a headache.

My taste in music nowadays is ambient trance, erethal wave, gothic, neo classical, new age, progressive and experimental, electronica, whatever innovative alternative stuff that interests me, etc.

Some examples are (in no particular order):

Above & Beyond
Amethystium
Bella Sonus
Blue Stone
Brian Eno
Dark Sanctuary
Delerium/Conjure One
Enigma
Lycia
Mythos
Portishead
Solar Stone
Thierry David

Too many to list them all!
Add in music from India and Pakistan
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Originally Posted by Ogsarg
Perhaps the most poorly considered double-bill concert I ever saw was ...
Oh man, I was just thinking of this the other day. The winner by a landslide for that dubious distinction was when I saw Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention in November 1974 at the Capitol Theater in Passaic NJ (this was just prior to the release of their One Size Fits All album, same sextet that made that recording) ...and the opening act was The Elvin Bishop Blues Band. Talk about chalk and cheese. Oil and water. It was awful suffering through his three-chord swamp boogie just to get to Zappa's surreal dada-esque jazz-rock fusion. Mercifully Elvin got booed offstage after ~20 minutes. Seriously.

Second runner up was Renaissance in March 1975 at The Felt Forum in NYC...warm-up act was Al Stewart (remember "Year Of The Cat"?) So 10,000 orchestral prog-rock nerds had to suffer through an hour of proto-yacht pop. I think I threw up in my mouth.
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Old 07-11-22, 06:55 AM
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Day on the Green 1974 Oakland Coliseum
> Commander Cody
> New Riders of the Purple Sage
> __________
> Grateful Dead

The blank was the Beach Boys. Brian was flipping out, they didn't show for an hour then played for 20ish minutes.
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Old 07-14-22, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01
Add in music from India.
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I don’t listen to music anymore while riding but when I was younger I would listen to a Walkman ( yea I’m that old) until the batteries died . I would keep spare batteries in my back pack and continue on. My favorites were The Who , Chicago, Traveling Wilburies , Jimmy Buffet. As far as concerts with multiple headliners, mid seventies at Balboa Stadium San Diego with the Doobie Brothers and Chicago. It was especially memorable because it was with my two brothers and we got there early. We were able to get close enough to the stage but still be in a place where the sound was good. My oldest brother has always been in the music business so he picked the spot and it worked out great. Gotta love general admission!
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I often play Al Stewart's Year of the Cat. (long version). I Just the play the intro with some nice bassy speakers then I carry the tune for the rest of the week
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross
Oh man, I was just thinking of this the other day. The winner by a landslide for that dubious distinction was when I saw Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention in November 1974 at the Capitol Theater in Passaic NJ (this was just prior to the release of their One Size Fits All album, same sextet that made that recording) ...and the opening act was The Elvin Bishop Blues Band. Talk about chalk and cheese. Oil and water. It was awful suffering through his three-chord swamp boogie just to get to Zappa's surreal dada-esque jazz-rock fusion. Mercifully Elvin got booed offstage after ~20 minutes. Seriously.

Second runner up was Renaissance in March 1975 at The Felt Forum in NYC...warm-up act was Al Stewart (remember "Year Of The Cat"?) So 10,000 orchestral prog-rock nerds had to suffer through an hour of proto-yacht pop. I think I threw up in my mouth.
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Weasels Rip My Flesh
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I have the Extended version of "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and the Shondells on my Amazon Music Playlist.
So Much better than the version we heard on our transistor radios back in 1968.

The Best part comes at the 1:52minute mark through the 4:30 minute mark...........
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Originally Posted by Kabuki12
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Originally Posted by Kabuki12
Weasels Rip My Flesh
Originally Posted by big john
First time I ever visited Los Angeles I was stuck in a traffic jam, and suddently realized that I was directly behind an Orange County Lumber Truck!
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross
First time I ever visited Los Angeles I was stuck in a traffic jam, and suddently realized that I was directly behind an Orange County Lumber Truck!
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I became a Deadhead in '73, the year after I started riding. I saw them over 50 times. I'm not into any of the post-Jerry lineups but I still listen to concert recordings regularly. I was a bit of a Mothers fan prior to then and I grew up on the Beatles, but that's about it in the Rock idiom. Mostly I listen to Jazz. Living in NYC I enjoy the richness of our clubs and have missed live music during COVID, I've been back to the Village Vanguard just once post-Covid. Favorites - too many! The legends - Coltrane, Dolphy, Ornette, Mingus, Davis, Adderly, Ellington, Basie...I ate up modern jazz through the late 70's and 80's, like the Art Ensemble of Chicago, World Saxophone Quartet, Weather Report, Anthony Braxton, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Cecil Taylor, Keith Jarrett, Carla Bley, Charlie Haden, Sam Rivers...among contemporary players I enjoy Branford Marsalis, Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Brad Meldhau, Ethan Iverson, Aaron Parks, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gilad Hackselman, Pat Metheny...I could go on, I'm forgetting way more than I can list. I like various acoustic and "world music" styles and I'm a big fan of Steve Reich and Terry Riley over in the "minimalist" camp.

That said, songs drop into my head constantly and it's a weird mix of pop music from my youth, show tunes, and TV commercial jingles. I keep a list to amuse myself.
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Old 07-27-22, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross
Oh man, I was just thinking of this the other day. The winner by a landslide for that dubious distinction was when I saw Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention in November 1974 at the Capitol Theater in Passaic NJ (this was just prior to the release of their One Size Fits All album, same sextet that made that recording) ...and the opening act was The Elvin Bishop Blues Band. Talk about chalk and cheese. Oil and water. It was awful suffering through his three-chord swamp boogie just to get to Zappa's surreal dada-esque jazz-rock fusion. Mercifully Elvin got booed offstage after ~20 minutes. Seriously.

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I would have been much happier with the opening act, but I love the blues. My current hero is Gary Clark Jr.

Maybe the worst pairing ever was having Prince opening for The Rolling Stones. Prince was a genius, but this was before that genius was recognized, and he was not given a friendly reception.
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I can state that the worst concert I ever saw was The Steve Miller Band, for the Jet Airliner tour. I cannot remember who the opening act was, but I remember it was not good. Steve Miller was pathetic. The crowd was almost all teenyboppers, the band played for maybe 45 minutes and walked off the stage.
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I can state that the worst concert I ever saw was The Steve Miller Band, for the Jet Airliner tour. I cannot remember who the opening act was, but I remember it was not good. Steve Miller was pathetic. The crowd was almost all teenyboppers, the band played for maybe 45 minutes and walked off the stage.
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I remember one time - it might have been a couple times - at the Fillmore East in 1970, I was opening for this sorry-*ss cat named Steve Miller. Steve Miller didn't have his sh*t going for him, so I'm pissed because I got to open for this non-playing m*therf*cker just because he had one or two sorry-*ss records out. So I would come late and he would have to go on first and then we got there we smoked the m*ther******** place, everybody dug it.

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