Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Badgers, Jul 10, 2018.
wish I had of caught Hoax a few years ago:
I did actually make this gig
i never really catch the in-between-songs stuff, i'm rarely in a position to be able to see or much of a state to be able to hear/follow john grant really stood out for me but maybe that was time-of-the-day-front-of-the-stage as much as anything.
I thought you meant PJ Proby.
Only seen fugazi once and they were fucking great
Can't believe no-one's mentioned the legend that is John Otway:
Best one was him falling off his bike
Another vote for Skin here, simply awesome in the mid 90's.
Also a big fan of Robb Flynn from Machine Head.
Pah.. this thread.
Love him or loathe him, Liam Gallagher is a brilliant frontman..
Has anyone said Animal yet?
Pretty good for a mime.
And the there is Joe Strummer.
Don't worry I am going to bed now. Got to be up at 6am.
Actually Laurel Aitken was incredible on the couple of occasions I saw him. Totally owned the stage - one time he was on before The Selecter and Pauline Black isn't too shabby on the stagecraft herself, but Aitken made her look like an amateur.
Easy - Freddie Mercury
The first gig I ever went to was Queen in 1976. Spoilt every other gig for me because nothing else has really come close.
Last one I promise. My old mates from 5 years old. Don't see them so often now but love to Ed & Salv. Xx
Of those ive seen - buster bloodvessel of bad manners. My old ska band supported them in the late 90s. He comes on stage and the whole crowd is chanting "you fat bastard" - he starts egging everyone on, whipping up the chanting then calmly takes the mic and says "thankyou for noticing me" - this is followed by a solid hour of stomping, hi energy, larger then than life, oversized magic.
thee positions perfectly captured
Little Princess Orchestra, of Andre St Hackney, managed to have both the best male and female presence on stage at the same time. No footage taht i can find but heres some recordings nonetheless.
this is good, ta.
Holy shit this live vid of a Puffy Areolas gig from a couple of weeks ago looks v real
Like there was some heavy acid going round and the band ate most of it.... awesome
Henry Rollins, Macklemore, John Grant, Patti Smith. I'm not sure of her age but saw her in Rykjavik last year and she was so full of energy and chat. Hon mention for Lupi Fiasco.
There are three people who are almost otherworldly in their charisma and presence. If they went to see another artist all eyes would still be on them.
I cannot believe we have got this far and no one has mentioned them yet;
The rotting corpse in the audience would certainly take the attention away from the stage.
Iggy Pop is the correct answer. Honourable mention to David Yow (Scratch Acid and Jesus Lizard) and Rick Simms (Didjits).
Guy Picciotto from Fugazi also deserves a mention. Not really my cup of tea musically but 20 seconds into the clip below justifies his inclusion in the debate:
Yeah she's great to watch live. Pretty much been touring forever as well and I admire that.
Although isn't Daltrey the front man?
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