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a long time between concerts

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 12:43:59 AM PDT
Fischman-I saw the Lacuna Coil/Motorhead/Megadeth show in LA and it was a great show. Never let yourself "outgrow" the things you enjoy. I havent stopped going to metal/hard rock shows and i'm 54. It keeps me young,alive and going strong.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 5:20:55 AM PDT
Snowblind says:
Can not wait to I take my grandson to a Mayhem show

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 10:33:50 AM PDT
Dennis Bacha-Are you going to Mayhem in San Bernadino? I'm taking my nephew to that show.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 11:16:46 AM PDT
Snowblind says:
No I live in New Jersey

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 8:02:26 PM PDT
My biggest gap would have to be one of longest running Rock acts still around - RUSH!
As a high school kid I went to see them perform in my hometown warming up for the Exit...Stage Left tour (1982). Then 28 yrs later I catch the opening show of the Time Machine tour in Albuqurque, NM (2010) with some co-workers. Great stuff, and they "still have it".

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 9:27:26 PM PDT
Hinch says:
I dont remember the exact year but I saw The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band several times in the mid 70s. I saw them again and met them in 2004. I had met Jeff Hanna a few years earlier.

I saw Clapton in 1978 on the SLOWHAND TOUR and again in July 1990. I had seen Santana in the 70s and again in July 1990, with Steve Miller Band as opening act. The last time I had seen Steve Miller was on THE BOOK OF DREAMS tour.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 3:48:09 PM PDT
bass boy says:
Hey Hinch,

How is Steve Miller Band live today? Any word? I am thinking about catching them for the first time, in October. I know they won't sound like 1978 (or will they? Lol!) but I am hoping that Miller has most of that magic in concert. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 4:49:49 PM PDT
Dee Zee says:
Rolling Stones

30 years later

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 4:00:15 PM PDT
1976 Elton John; 2011 Elton John & Billy Joel

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 4:21:27 PM PDT
Last nite I saw the Scorpions for first time since I saw them in LA opening for Ted Nugent in 1979 or 1980.

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 4:21:35 PM PDT
Chazzzbo says:
bass boy -

Steve Miller did an episode of Austin City Limits back in October. The band sounded tight, and he played a lot of the old catalog. If you've heard his 1982 Live album, it wasn't a whole lot different from that. I actually would have liked to have heard some of his newer blues stuff.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 4:53:42 AM PDT
zlh67 says:
Well, I had some Van Halen tickets drop into my lap (for free!) so I'm going tonight, which will be the first time I've seen them since 1981 & 1984.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 9:35:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 22, 2012 9:36:34 AM PDT
bass boy says:
Cool, Chazzzbo, thanks. Looking forward to seeing Steve for the first time this September.

zlh67, are the Van Halen tickets for Dallas? Isn't that the only show (or one of the few shows) they didn't cancel? I caught Van Halen in May. They were good, although Roth struggled a bit. Also saw Chickenfoot about four weeks later, and they were drop-dead fantastic live. It was ironic seeing all past and present Van Halen members in a four-week period. :)

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 12:45:24 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 5:24:52 PM PDT
Hinch says:
bass boy

Like another poster said, there wasnt much change in Steve Miller's sound, but he was still very good. Of course it's been another 20+ years since I last saw him. I susspect he still has much the same sound. He did the lead vocals on "Help Me Rhonda" on Al Jardines solo album A Postcard From California several years ago and it was typical Steve Miller. Still sounds great!

Posted on Jun 23, 2012 5:29:34 PM PDT
Hinch says:
I remembered another long time between concerts.

The first rock concert I attended was Eric Burdon and The Animals in Jacksonville, Fla 1968. I saw Eric Burdon again in a club here in Nashville in 1990.....still a great singer and energetic performer.

Posted on Jun 23, 2012 7:54:52 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 23, 2012 7:59:44 PM PDT
Kil Roi says:
Jethro Tull in 1978 and then again in 2011-- a 33-year span.
Ian Anderson's voice is shot, as are my ears. So it's pretty much a wash.

To Bass Boy and Michael Camapana, who both are looking forward to upcoming Tull shows: Martin Barre still has the licks and spunk. Hope he's there for you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 8:19:30 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 23, 2012 9:16:28 PM PDT
zlh67 says:
bass boy - nope, I saw VH in San Antonio, and yes, I think that was one of the last shows that didn't get cancelled.

Good show, but not great. If you're a VH fan and know/love all the classic stuff from VHI thru '1984', it's worth checking out, but overall, it was not a "great" show that I would recommend to just anyone. And much as I do love DLR and am glad he's back in the band, I have to say it was mostly on him. He has always done this cuz I remember from 1981 & 1984 when I saw them last, and it's all over two bootleg DVD's I have from 1983 also, but he has a way of just singing songs very differently live. He'll let the point to where he's SUPPOSED to start a line pass, and then a moment or two (or three!) later he'll start singing and cram it all in, half-singing, half-speaking. And now, nearly 30 years since the last full album he did with the band, it just sounds that much worse. He's still very entertaining and (more-or-less) "gets the job done", but it's far from spectacular.

I missed Michael Anthony, but Wolfie was sufficient. Eddie was clearly working harder for what he achieved than he did back in the day, but he got there. I think he's done more abuse to himself than anyone else in the band but his greatness is still there imo. Alex can still play, though he and Wolfie combined for a lot of low-end rumble that made most of what they did hard to hear/appreciate.

Probably wouldn't go see 'em again, but am glad I saw the reunion once.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 9:24:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 23, 2012 9:26:02 PM PDT
doodah man says:
Leon Russell 1970 (Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour), 1972, 1974 and last 2010

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 8:35:23 AM PDT
Zaplightning says:
I saw Mayhem last fall. You're in for a treat!

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 7:10:21 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
Van Halen w/Dave 1982 to 2012

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012 9:16:38 PM PDT
zlh67 says:
What'd you think, Viva?

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 8:41:26 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 26, 2012 9:56:59 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
82 (Fair Waring tour) was GREAT!

The 2012 tour was also excellent...but not great...Wolf has them playing tunes that never would have been played had he not made them!
Wolf has EARNED my respect!

Hear About it Later
Full Bug
Women in Love
Bottoms Up

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 9:37:04 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 26, 2012 9:37:48 AM PDT
zlh67 says:
I saw them in 1981, also on the Fair Warning tour, just earlier I guess (Sep of '81, my very first concert) and THEY were good but the sound was terrible. I blame it on the venue (Sam Houston Coliseum, where pretty much no band sounded good). A few years later on the '1984' tour they played the Houston Summit instead and that was lights out. I still remember that one -- Panama, Little Guitars, all the old stuff. Was hoping the 2012 tour would be comparable to that but I didn't find it to be. Somebody needs to sit Dave down and tell him to just listen to the damn records, how you sang there, etc. and then do your best to duplicate it! A little variance is ok, but waay too often sings like he feels that so long as he gets the words out at some point in some form or fashion, he's done his job and to me, that don't cut it.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 9:58:05 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
Yeah Dave's raps are getting old.
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