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  posted on 1/18/2007 at 10:21 AM
Just curious on what people around here think of "tribute acts"? You know bands, that tour around and basically "cover" one band's show. No doubt, there are some good one out there, but bottom line, are they there to keep the music alive, or are is it just "a good way to make money"?

Anyway, here's an article from Asheville's Mountain Xpress about The Machine, a Pink Floyd tribute act.

http://www.mountainx.com/ae/2007/0117pinkfloyd.php

 
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  posted on 1/18/2007 at 10:47 AM
I've seen four. The Machine was good. I think Dark Star Orchestra is damned damned damned good. Cosmic Charlie was decent. Can't remember the name of the 4th one, but they were a Pink Floyd tribute band that came to the Paramount Theatre in C'ville, Va.. It wasn't Ausie Floyd. I've heard they are really good. Anyway, these guys were horrible. It doesn't bother me a bit as long as they are good. I just love live music and if they do a good job playing the music I love then HELL YESSS, bring it on.
 

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  posted on 1/18/2007 at 10:53 AM
Not u2 AMAZING!! They also do Journey which is hard.

http://www.notu2.com/

 

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  posted on 1/18/2007 at 11:17 AM
The Peacheaters!! All about keeping the great ABB music alive!!!
http://users.bandzoogle.com//thepeacheaters/home.cfm


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  posted on 1/18/2007 at 11:25 AM
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The Peacheaters!! All about keeping the great ABB music alive!!!


Of course




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  posted on 1/18/2007 at 04:55 PM
Does "Pickin' On" count?

 

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  posted on 1/18/2007 at 08:09 PM
Back in the 90's, I would go see the Massachusetts Slipknot! every once in a while between tours and it was a decent live GD fix. However, I think the idea of tribute bands is kinda icky.

However every ABB fan knows that there's not enough live ABB CDs to re-create that feeling that you get when you're watching 'em on stage, every Zeppelin fan knows.... every Sublime fan knows...,

But with the amount of live GD available - from every period, I just never got the GD tribute bands.

 

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  posted on 1/18/2007 at 09:42 PM
The Peacheaters are great. Although I havent heard them live, my uncle sees them all the time when they come to Framingham. I believe he also knows somebody involved with the band, and he is able to get tickets to ABB shows. It is pretty sweet.

 

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  posted on 1/18/2007 at 09:44 PM
I watch out for several ABB tribute bands on youtube. I saw one last night from New Jersey, do some Little Feat also....very good band.

 

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  posted on 1/18/2007 at 10:23 PM
The best/sad part of these 'tribute" bands is that they used to just play clubs for little or no cover charge. Now some of them are starting to charge bigger bucks and people are paying them. Sad state of affairs in the music business when people have to go see a cover band instead of some new act that tours.

Doesn't say much for newer music.

 

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  posted on 1/18/2007 at 10:53 PM
Many moons ago I saw a Zep tribute band in a small club in Boston, The Channel. Anyone remember that dingy, nasty, wonderful place? Anyways the group was Physical Grafitti. They were awesome.

A couple years back I saw Kiss Army in a small theater. They played songs from the first 3 albums. They didnt do the pyro stuff but other than that it was like seeing Kiss Alive played out for you. It was great. After the show they came off stage and shook hands, answered questions, took pictures until the last of us filed out. If I remember the tix were $25 a piece. For that price it was well worth it.

 

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  posted on 1/18/2007 at 11:10 PM
If Aussie Floyd is not the greatest tribute band on the planet, I'd love to see who is. I've seen them twice now and their show, their musicianship, and their ability to recreate something close to the experience of a Floyd concert is nothing short of amazing. If your not a Floyd fan, you might not be into it. But even if so, you'd have to give these guys huge credit for trying to be a credible replacement for the real band. The past two years they have toured Europe in the spring/summer and the US in the fall. Don't miss them if they come your way - it's a great show!

 

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  posted on 1/18/2007 at 11:43 PM
I've seen Aussie Floyd once and Dark Star Orchestra 3 times and I have to say that I absolutely love both of them. And I plan on seeing them any chance I get in the future. Just because they are tribute bands doesn't mean they aren't amazing musicians. A guy at the Aussie Floyd show told me afterward that they put on a better show than the original Floyd show he saw on the 94 tour. I know the 94 tour didn't have Roger, and it was just one man's opinion, but I think it still speaks volumes about the quality of their performance. I think these bands might be a little more special for those of us like myself who never got to see the original bands live.
 

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  posted on 1/18/2007 at 11:44 PM
Here's another one to check out - this time a Springsteen tribute band - http://www.bruceintheusa.com/

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 01:30 AM
I just saw the Hollywood Roses (G'n'R tribute) at the Whiskey A-Go-G0 the other night. Wasn't really all the impressed. I've heard there's a good Doors tribute that plays around here a lot.

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 03:25 AM
In March I am going to see a Genesis tribute band called "Musical Box" who are going to recreate the 1973 "Selling England By The Pound" stage show.

These guys are actually endorsed by the original members of Genesis, and are meant to be as good as "Aussie Floyd" in their musical ability and show re-creation. Put it this way, I will be seeing them play at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and you don't get to play there if you are a Saturday night karaoke act!!!

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 07:44 AM
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The Peacheaters are great. Although I havent heard them live, my uncle sees them all the time when they come to Framingham. I believe he also knows somebody involved with the band, and he is able to get tickets to ABB shows. It is pretty sweet.


Hey, what is your Uncle's name? I am from Framingham and was at that show but then again, I'm at all of them!!!

They are all dear friends of mine and we go to the ABB shows together. It's quite an experience!!!

You have to come out to a show!!!

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 02:53 PM
My Uncles Name is Kevin Bradley, but they call him Gush (long story). He has cancer. so its nice that he is able to still see the ABB and the tribute bands while he still can.

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 02:58 PM
Tinsley Ellis posted in another thread that the Skydogs were the closest he's heard to the original ABB....works for me. Breau Jam, a Tim Brooks incarnation, is right there too.
 
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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 03:20 PM
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My Uncles Name is Kevin Bradley, but they call him Gush (long story). He has cancer. so its nice that he is able to still see the ABB and the tribute bands while he still can.


OMG!!That's my buddy Gush!! I was hanging with him that day in Framinham! I love him!! My brother is Norm Sanderson!! Oh god, you have got to come to a show!

I wish Gush would become a member here too!! What a small world!! I'm the one who sold him the really good tickets for ABB in NH this past summer! How funny is that!

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 03:22 PM
I've seen Dark Star Orchestra and thought they were really good. Fun, also (getting my GD groove going)!

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 03:25 PM
Yes Deb, I agree. A friend of mine who used to play in DSO is now with another Dead tribute band called "Playin' Dead" they too are amazing!!

http://www.playingdead.net/

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 03:27 PM
Lol yah its a small world, it seems everyone knows Gush. He tried to get me to go with him to the show in NH but I couldnt go. Anyways, I would go to a show, but I dont think they let 14 year old kids in. If they do, I would love to go see the peacheaters.

 

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  posted on 1/19/2007 at 03:45 PM

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