Best 'front man/woman' or 'presence' on stage?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Badgers, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    wish I had of caught Hoax a few years ago:
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  2. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    I did actually make this gig
  3. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    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 :D john grant really stood out for me but maybe that was time-of-the-day-front-of-the-stage as much as anything.
  4. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    I thought you meant PJ Proby.
  5. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Only seen fugazi once and they were fucking great
  6. a_chap

    a_chap Needs no introduction; a man who cries gravy

    Can't believe no-one's mentioned the legend that is John Otway:

  7. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Best one was him falling off his bike :D
  8. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    Another vote for Skin here, simply awesome in the mid 90's.
    Also a big fan of Robb Flynn from Machine Head.
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  9. Hollis

    Hollis Bloody furious

    Pah.. this thread.

    Love him or loathe him, Liam Gallagher is a brilliant frontman..
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  10. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Has anyone said Animal yet? :thumbs:
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  11. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

  12. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Pauline Black?

    Pretty good for a mime.
  13. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Macka B?
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  14. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    And the there is Joe Strummer.

    Don't worry I am going to bed now. Got to be up at 6am. :)
  15. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    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.
  16. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    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.
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  17. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Last one I promise. My old mates from 5 years old. Don't see them so often now but love to Ed & Salv. Xx

  18. PursuedByBears

    PursuedByBears Go stick your head in a pig

    Jello Biafra
    Brett Anderson
    Ronnie Drew
    PJ Harvey
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  19. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    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.
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  20. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown Well-Known Member

    thee positions perfectly captured

  21. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown Well-Known Member

    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.

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  22. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    this is good, ta.
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  23. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown Well-Known Member

  24. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    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
  25. catinthehat

    catinthehat Failed VK = Replicant

    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.
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  26. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    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;

    Michael Jackson
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  27. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    The rotting corpse in the audience would certainly take the attention away from the stage.
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  28. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    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:

    Last edited: Aug 15, 2018
  29. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    Yeah she's great to watch live. Pretty much been touring forever as well and I admire that.
  30. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    Although isn't Daltrey the front man? :p

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