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How about you guys share some of those sweaty moments.

In 1985 I had just completed six years in the RAF so had a bit of money. I was dating a Nurse from Stone and the as we walked past The Mander we saw in the window of Ruby Red Records, adverts for a concert to be called Live Aid. Phil inside swore it was not a con, so I bought two tickets and drove down to London staying at The RAF Club in Piccadilly. Car got towed away by the Met, but I didn't give a toss as we'd just witnessed one of the great twenty odd minutes of concert performance (amongst hours of brilliance) of all time

Queen
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edited to add, even shaded Slade at the Civic 1972

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I once saw Queen by accident, they were a bunch of teenagers who at that time were very much unknown.

Mott the Hoople were playing the Civic Hall with their rendition of Bowie's All the young Dudes high in the chart.

Mott and his Hoops were rubbish, but saved by an amazing support act called Queen.

I think the crowd kept them on stage far longer than anticipated, as even at that tender age their musical ability was supreme.
Great night in the end, thankyou Freddie Mercury.

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Ruby Red Records, bloody ell that teks me back!

I've seen all sorts of gigs, having an eclectic ear, but the best would be Keane at The Civic, after they'd released Under The Iron Sea. I took The Wench, and they were superb.

Sadly, I was too young to have seen The Who in their pomp, but transport me back to their Leeds Uni, or IOW gigs. Simply awesome.

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I love Knocker's story.

Had similar with my pal the week before I left for Hong Kong. He said lets go to Brum, there's a band on at the Power House that might be OK

Off we went, couple of beers and in with about a hundred odd other folk to see the band. Big ginger lad started singing and I thought I was listening to an angel his voice was so pure.

Simply Red did OK after that.

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Also enjoyed Dire Straights in Dusseldorf 79/80 (can't remember which). When they played Romeo and Juliet, the Germans all held up their fag lighters. First time I'd ever seen the like and with Mark's haunting guitar, a truly magical moment.

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best concert?

I must have been to over 200 gigs, not as many as low hill born of course...

id have to say fear factory in around 95/96 on the Demanufacture tour, they really were very good.

slightly obscure but I remember seeing apes pigs and spacemen at the jug of ale in mosely (now sadly gone) and they were supported by cecil, that was a great gig.

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I wish I was old enough to have seen Queen with Freddie.

I've seen Roger Waters twice, once on his Dark Side of the Moon Tour (2007 I think) and again when he did The Wall. Without a doubt The Wall was one of the best experiences of my life, it completely transformed my opinion of the album and I now consider it my favourite. Eight rows from the front. Amazing.


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I was never into hard rock but I once went to an all night rock festival at the Mayfair ballrooms Birmingham.
A young Ozzy Osbourne ( pre a million or more drugs ) stole the show with an electrifying rendition of Paranoid, Black Sabbath were just so damn good live.

Fuck me Ozzy could work a crowd.

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whelp wrote:
best concert?

I must have been to over 200 gigs, not as many as low hill born of course...

id have to say fear factory in around 95/96 on the Demanufacture tour, they really were very good.

slightly obscure but I remember seeing apes pigs and spacemen at the jug of ale in mosely (now sadly gone) and they were supported by cecil, that was a great gig.


In similar vein, Dogfood at the Hare and Hounds.

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Nibbs Minton wrote:
whelp wrote:
best concert?

I must have been to over 200 gigs, not as many as low hill born of course...

id have to say fear factory in around 95/96 on the Demanufacture tour, they really were very good.

slightly obscure but I remember seeing apes pigs and spacemen at the jug of ale in mosely (now sadly gone) and they were supported by cecil, that was a great gig.


In similar vein, Dogfood at the Hare and Hounds.


you've gotta love seeing obscure bands at ropey venues. makes life worth living

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I have been to my fair share, but I once saw a band called Metric. They play to stadiums in Canada, and large venues of thousands in the US as well.

Then they toured the UK and ended up playing the backroom at Kasbah in Coventry.. Only reason I have ever had to go to Cov.

There must have been 50 people in there. Amazing sound, amazing being so intimate.

But despite this, the best gig I have seen is The XX at coachella. For combination of sound, atmosphere and my own life, that one will always be special.


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whelp wrote:
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whelp wrote:
best concert?

I must have been to over 200 gigs, not as many as low hill born of course...

id have to say fear factory in around 95/96 on the Demanufacture tour, they really were very good.

slightly obscure but I remember seeing apes pigs and spacemen at the jug of ale in mosely (now sadly gone) and they were supported by cecil, that was a great gig.


In similar vein, Dogfood at the Hare and Hounds.


you've gotta love seeing obscure bands at ropey venues. makes life worth living


"Be My Friend" - Dog Food. I used to see them before this though, when they weren't quite so polished: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g6V5FqaAcQ

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"Be My Friend" - Dog Food. I used to see them before this though, when they weren't quite so polished: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g6V5FqaAcQ


I dunno if I can find words for that.

it is good though!

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whelp wrote:
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"Be My Friend" - Dog Food. I used to see them before this though, when they weren't quite so polished: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g6V5FqaAcQ


I dunno if I can find words for that.

it is good though!


Before they were polished, were they known as Dog Turd?

Somehow, I can't see them headlining Glastonbury...in my lifetime.

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Embers wrote:

Before they were polished, were they known as Dog Turd?

Somehow, I can't see them headlining Glastonbury...in my lifetime.


It's Glastonbury's loss mate. Great night out, bostin group.

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I was never into hard rock but I once went to an all night rock festival at the Mayfair ballrooms Birmingham.
A young Ozzy Osbourne ( pre a million or more drugs ) stole the show with an electrifying rendition of Paranoid, Black Sabbath were just so damn good live.

Fuck me Ozzy could work a crowd.

Once saw Black Sabbath......there were 13 of us!!!!!!!!!
Best concert....Bob Marley absolutely.

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knocker knowles wrote:
I was never into hard rock but I once went to an all night rock festival at the Mayfair ballrooms Birmingham.
A young Ozzy Osbourne ( pre a million or more drugs ) stole the show with an electrifying rendition of Paranoid, Black Sabbath were just so damn good live.

Fuck me Ozzy could work a crowd.

Once saw Black Sabbath......there were 13 of us!!!!!!!!!
Best concert....Bob Marley absolutely.


I once saw John Otway and Wild Willie Barrett in Nottingham with single figures there; again, a great night out, as Otway always is. Girlschool on Enid's (the bassist at the time) 21st birthday was bloody good. Whitesnake were always value live, although I thought their records poor. The Human League, before the girls, and with the projectionist; that was good, although what stood out most was their version of "You've lost that loving feeling" which in itself should tell you something either about them or about me.

Dog Food though, or Keenan and Owen, or The Liberty Thieves. They stand out most for me. Going to see an established band has something almost like tourism about it, although I've seen plenty in my time. The best gigs are pub gigs.

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Ruby Red Records, bloody ell that teks me back!

I've seen all sorts of gigs, having an eclectic ear, but the best would be Keane at The Civic, after they'd released Under The Iron Sea. I took The Wench, and they were superb.

Sadly, I was too young to have seen The Who in their pomp, but transport me back to their Leeds Uni, or IOW gigs. Simply awesome.


Embers, I saw The Who at the Civic Hall in 1969, they played from 8 pm until eleven pm, non stop, no interval. Simply remarkable and the best gig I attended.

Other great gigs I attended are:

Pink Floyd, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, August 1994.

Queen, Bremen, Germany 1980.

Led Zeppelin, Bremen, Germany 1979.

Diana Ross, Essen, Germany 1984.

David Bowie, Bochum, Germany.1983.

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Saw Queen a couple of times and my favourite was at the civic post Bo Rap. Until last year when I saw The Boss at Coventry, superb and one item off my bucket list. Also been to some great gigs at the civic, Deep Purple and Rory Gallagher come to mind.


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Saw Queen a couple of times and my favourite was at the civic post Bo Rap. Until last year when I saw The Boss at Coventry, superb and one item off my bucket list. Also been to some great gigs at the civic, Deep Purple and Rory Gallagher come to mind.


How long did the Boss play at Coventry mate, I had tickets but unfortunately couldn't go and had to pass them on.

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I was "lost in the flood" Knocker but I think it was about 3 hours 20 minutes. Someone told me there was a strict curfew set by the council. Great value though, I wish I had half of his energy. :| Incidentally, I was really impressed with the Richo`s facilities, first time I have been there.


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