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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Live Rock Artists
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:28 pm 
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SanTropez wrote:
Springsteen has doing his thing for so long, and has become such an icon, that people sometimes take for granted how amazing a performer he is. Watch this concert and tell me it isn't one of the most incredible things ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD6ahb9-0NI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G_eHuuY ... 6ahb9-0NI&


Dude, that's awesome. Thanks for sharing. Bruce really can "burn away" on the guitar!


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Live Rock Artists
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:20 pm 
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Shuggie was amazing. I love the fact he turned the Rolling Stones down to join as their guitarist and they had to "settle" for Ron Wood. Shuggie's original version of "Strawberry Letter 23" is a surreal trip of a song. Not everybody's taste obviously, but an amazing production.


Oh, that's an absolutely fabulous record. I remember the Brothers Johnson hit version from when I was a kid, obviously, but the original is a much more interesting record with all kinds of psych and soul stuff going on.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Live Rock Artists
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Sampson wrote:
Shuggie was amazing. I love the fact he turned the Rolling Stones down to join as their guitarist and they had to "settle" for Ron Wood. Shuggie's original version of "Strawberry Letter 23" is a surreal trip of a song. Not everybody's taste obviously, but an amazing production. Glad someone knows him. His old man though was even more amazing and needs far more serious discussion on him around here. The godfather of rock 'n' roll basically.


Haha, to be fair the Mick Taylor replacement auditions/shortlist must have included every man and his dog!! :lol:





Stuff like this is ridiculous for a mid teen, and the solo stuff speaks for itself and not just the Strawberry Letter track but Inspiration Information as an album is marvellous and Freedom Flight also has plenty going for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Live Rock Artists
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 4:37 am 
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Yeah Shuggie was a devastating guitarist...



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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Live Rock Artists
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:58 am 
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ClashWho wrote:
SanTropez wrote:
Springsteen has doing his thing for so long, and has become such an icon, that people sometimes take for granted how amazing a performer he is. Watch this concert and tell me it isn't one of the most incredible things ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD6ahb9-0NI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G_eHuuY ... 6ahb9-0NI&


Dude, that's awesome. Thanks for sharing. Bruce really can "burn away" on the guitar!

Yah, for sure. I think he is a pretty underrated guitar player. Probably quite a few dont even know he plays guitar.

He might not be the best technically (although he can more than hold his own), but he makes up for any shortcomings with raw emotion. When he comes in, it's like a razor blade slashing through the wall of sound created by the E Street Band.

A big plus for him overall is his stamina. I don't think he has EVER had an off day on stage. He gives 100% every time.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Live Rock Artists
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Clash is gonna love this.

I have an issue of Record World from August 7, 1971.

There's a Ron Ross review of a July 29 Who concert from Forest Hills. Some excerpts:

After a fine , tight set by Labelle, black, proud and sassy......a new Who came on to a hopefully insulated stage (it had rained) to a gratifying thunder of applause. Years of planning and waiting have paid off: the Who are without a doubt the most consistently exciting and compelling group performing today. It's impossible to judge the Stones on a purely musical basis, and the off nights of the Dead and the Airplane are notorious. Other million selling bands like Creedence and Blood, Sweat and Tears repeat their greatest hits show after show, while some, like Led Zeppelin, don't bother a whole lot with a stage act. So we are left with the Who. Thank God and and Meher Baba for that.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Live Rock Artists
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Cool. Labelle recorded a cover of "Won't Get Fooled Again".


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Live Rock Artists
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:51 am 
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Bruce, you needed a magazine article to tell you how great The Who were as a live band? :razz:


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Live Rock Artists
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Negative Creep wrote:
Bruce, you needed a magazine article to tell you how great The Who were as a live band? :razz:


Obviously not, but it's always fun to see contemporary accounts like that.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Live Rock Artists
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Out of curiosity, why are The Roots so high?


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beaverteeth92 wrote:
Out of curiosity, why are The Roots so high?


Ganja.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Live Rock Artists
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Out of curiosity, why are The Roots so high?


They're the first self-contained rap band to make a huge impact in live performing, giving them the ability to recreate on the stage what they do on record, which had always been rap's weak point. Additionally, they were versatile enough to back others, not just Jay-Z on Unplugged and lots of diverse artists on recording projects, but on TV every night behind a wide array of acts from all types of musical backgrounds. They're the go-to band of the last decade in many ways - you want the proper funky sound, you call the Roots.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Live Rock Artists
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Led Zeppelin definitely needs to move up. They are probably the greatest live hard rock band second to The Who. They put on a hell of a show: Song Remains the Same, BBC Sessions, How the West Was Won, plenty more. Queen should move up too.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Live Rock Artists
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Dude, you're lucky I'm one of the more courteous and respectful people on the site.

But you really need to stop making these "artist x should be much higher, they were so great", without really explaining it.

I'm not being a dick to you, it's just that you're new here and you still have a bit to learn.

Believe it or not, I've been on this site since roughly 2003 (!), and when I first came on, I was just like you. You will learn and grow more as you continue to create discussions with the rest of us.

Now, who do you think Zep could top that's ahead of them?

1. James Brown
2. Bruce Springsteen
3. Elvis Presley
4. The Who
5. Otis Redding
6. Ike & Tina Turner
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Solomon Burke
9. Michael Jackson
10. Parliament/Funkadelic
11. Bo Diddley
12. Sam & Dave
13. Queen
14. Led Zeppelin

They certainly dont top Queen, who were a colossal live act for well over 10 years.
Zep's greatness as a live band was pretty much null and void by 1976.
Very few, if any, other frontmen had such incredible command over their audiences.

I dont think #14 is unreasonable at all for Zeppelin. This is all rock artists OF ALL TIME.
You cant possibly consider that low.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Live Rock Artists
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:26 pm 
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If anything, they're a bit too high. The Grateful Dead do better by the criteria.


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