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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 10:07 AM
In the spirit of Joey audio's first live concert thread, I will ask what was everybodys worst live concert story...
 
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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 10:19 AM
That would have to be ELP . . . don't recall the year, but it was the tour they did for that Emerson, Lake and [Cozy] Powell album (that actually had a couple of decent cuts on it - I think I still have it on cassette somewhere). Anyway, is was at the Rosemont Horizon (now called the All-State Arena), and they had the place cut in half with curtains so it wouldn't look so empty with the smallish crowd. Emerson was so freaking' loud that it was like listening to a wall of white noise . . . you could hardly distinguish one note from another, and forget about enjoying the vocals and/or other instruments. Even when he toned it down for the less-intense numbers, like Luck Man, In the Beginning, or Still You Turn Me On (I know they played Lucky Man and at least one of the other two), you couldn't really enjoy them because of the ringing in your ears left over from the last number.

A crappy experience all around.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 10:38 AM
American Idol. I worked for RCA records over the summer and got free tickets to the American Idol tour, featuring Ruben, Clay, and all 10 finalists. They butchered Imagine. Clay didn't even do his one hit, Bridge Over Troubled Water. I can't imagine people actually paying a lot of money just to hear pretty good karaoke.
 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 10:46 AM
Sorry...these kind of questions require an answer that probably includes a year for the show attended, and my memory isn't good enough for that...

But...there was an Areosmith show in the late 1970's that was very weak...and a Cars show in the early 1980's that was short, uninspired and generally an insult to anyone who paid to see it...

 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 10:48 AM
Led Zep., however I still like thier music.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 10:50 AM
I went and saw Cowboy Mouth in Tuscaloosa, AL at a bar with a front stage and a back stage. The Getaway People opened up on the little front stage. Well, they opened the doors for the back stage before the Getaway People were done and everyone except for me and my buddies went to get a spot in the back room. I wish I would have left after the Getaway People finished. These guys tore the place down. Cowboy Mouth, on the other hand, was terrible. All they did was yell at the crowd and proclaim how awesome they were. I'll never see them again if I can help it.

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 10:57 AM
I'm with Jim - no good with dates, but.................

The Who - "Who's Next" tour at the Forum in Inglewood, CA - it was really exciting to watch them stand there while pre-recorded "music" preceded "Won't Get Fooled Again." Townsend cussed out the crowd for their apathy - a lot of em' cheered - I walked out.

Led Zep - sometime around IV; I was young and stupid and couldn't figure out how a group who made such great albums could be so bad in person.........

However, the absolute worst was this past summer. I took my wife to see Chris Isaak for her Birthday - flame on, but I like Chris and he puts on a good show. The opening "act" was Lisa Marie Presley who was sooooooooooo bad that I found myself feeling sorry for her..........until I remembered that she was getting paid.

Wost ABB show?? - Greek Theater in LA with Dickey sittin' on a stool.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 11:02 AM
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Greek Theater in LA with Dickey sittin' on a stool.


What's the story on this? I've never heard about that. I've seen Jack Pearson have to sit in a chair because of his surgery, but never Dickey.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 11:10 AM
Eric Clapton at Chicago's United Center in 1998 and in 2001 was really weak. As I have said on previous posts, if he isn't strung out, he is pretty disappointing. Along these lines, The Who at the World Music Theater was bad too. Seeing old men sing three minute songs about teenage rebellion doesn't cut it. That they would tour after John Entwhistle's death was deplorable. These shows were bad because my expectations were high. The worst show ever was Robert Hunter at the HOB two years ago. He sucks and shouldn't be allowed on stage.
Worst ABB show-the summer of 2000 at the World Music Theater. Dickey had been kicked out. Jimmy Herring was sitting in and not that comfortable. I thought it was the last time the Brothers would tour. Thank God for Warren Haynes. Happy Easter. Happy Passover.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 11:20 AM
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The Who at the World Music Theater was bad too. Seeing old men sing three minute songs about teenage rebellion doesn't cut it. That they would tour after John Entwhistle's death was deplorable.


Maybe there are other circumstances that you know about, but that is how some musicians deal with their grief. I know I have read that Gregg and Dickey said that playing music was the only thing they knew to do to cope with the tragic losses they encountered.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 11:24 AM
Neil Young at Nassau Coliseum "77 or'78. He had a real bad night and so did I.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 11:37 AM
This thread again? OK, my worst was seeing the ABB with Duane...not!!! I only WISH I could have had that experience.

My worst was probably Deep Purple in the early 70's, right around the time of "Smoke On the Water". They played a very short set, Mr. Blackmore seemed pissed as usual, etc.

Another that ranks close was the ABB though, in the Toler years. Saw them in Baltimore, and they were just flat out lame. No fire, spark, whatever. Going through the motions.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 12:20 PM
I started thinking about big rock shows, and I saw a very disappointing Stones show in Atlanta on the Steel Wheels tour. I understand that their last few tours have been better, but this show absolutely personified the notion of "going through the motions." I was in college in New Orleans at the time and was seeing the greatest funk and jazz bands in the known universe for $10, so I was really unimpressed by the Stones.

However, if I think a little deeper I have to say that the 20 worst bands I have ever seen were bands that opened for my friends' band Freak The Jones. FTJ was a local rock band in Atlanta who had some regional success. They opened for Mother's Finest at the Tabernacle, played a late show at the Cotton Club after Gregg Allman one time, Yonrico Scott played on their albums, etc. They never "made it big" but they were WAY better than a lot of the hacks they ended up playing with on the bar band circuit. Makes my ears hurt just thinking about it!

 
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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 12:51 PM
Stones....had to be about '95 or '96 and they were doing arena shows and they seemed to be trying to do a stadium show in the arena. The sound sucked and so did the whole experience.....I left about midway into their set and haven't seen them since. I had seen the Stones a couple times before and really haven't enjoyed any of their shows.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 12:56 PM
Eric Clapton Roosevelt Stadium NJ 1974.He was awful.The drugs really kicked in that night.I went the following night to MSG in NYC and he was even worse.Slow boring songs.I never saw Clapton again after those 2 nights.Nick
 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 01:30 PM
Shortest for me goes to Rod Stewart at Jones Beach. Couldn't have been more than 70 minutes before he kicked the soccer balls out into the crowd. What a waist!!!!

The worst was Rusted Root. Just not my style.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 02:18 PM
Paul, I was at that show and was there with my bandmates...it was very poor..When my guitar player and I saw them this year at the Beacon , he reminded me of that show,,,
 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 02:41 PM
The Cranberries. I went to see the opener (Collective sout)

There was a mass exodus after 3 or 4 songs.

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 03:22 PM
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The Who - "Who's Next" tour at the Forum in Inglewood, CA - it was really exciting to watch them stand there while pre-recorded "music" preceded "Won't Get Fooled Again." Townsend cussed out the crowd for their apathy - a lot of em' cheered - I walked out.





Can someone hurry up & invent the time machine, so I can travel back to 1971, take this guy's ticket off him & go to the gig in his place???

 
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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 03:26 PM
someone posted about Cowboy Mouth--I can't remember my worst show ever, but I do think I know the worst set I've ever heard (at a festival, so can't say it was the worst show)

I had free tickets to HORDE in the summer of '98, and the Cowboy Mouth set there was probably the most horrible thing these ears have ever heard. Their drummer is a putz, their songs were all awful, we stayed for about 3 songs, it didn't get any better as the set went on, so we left and went to another stage.

All in all, HORDE was well on the decline by this point, the line-up was weak except for Ben Harper and Blues Traveler....Mule and Derek did a few dates (of course not the one I was at), and his band didn't play at this one, but I'm 99% sure I remember him sitting in w/ Alana Davis for some reason.

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 04:04 PM
Beach Boys 1974 or 75.

Headliner for the Syracuse Great American Music Fair

We'd already seen:
America
NRPS
Jefferson Starship
Doobie Brothers (No Mike McD)

Doobies were great.

Beach Boys sucked.

30,000 people walked out before they were done.



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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 04:11 PM
1974, Atlanta Stadium....I think it was in June, Allman Brothers....and that's all I'll say except I didn't see them again until 1989....

 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 05:06 PM
Nothing worse than a Kiss concert! Took a friend( huge fan) for his birthday gift. Farewell Tour a couple years ago and painful to watch and listen to

 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 05:12 PM
Worst was in 1974 at the Atlanta Stadium. ABB they were too juiced to play. I did go to the Fox in Atlanta in '75 for the Gregg Allman Tour. Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton of Cowboy were great. I still have programs from both of those shows.
I have always been a fan of the ABB and continued to buy most of their releases as they came out even though I was disappointed at their preformances in '74 and '75. I witnessed the total opposite in March at the Beacon. This was the 1st time for me to see them since 1975. This was the band that I enjoyed listening to earlier in life. As the band opened with Revival on the 22nd I felt like I had gone back in time nearly 35 years. What a great experience.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2004 at 05:43 PM
Clapton at the Meadowlands in NJ was awful.

and Hall and Oates at the PNC art center was pathetic, but I new that going in !

 

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