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Memorable concerts

Post past and present concert & album reviews and interviews.

Postby ebbhead » Fri Feb 20, 2004 3:08 am

Depeche Mode - 18 times over the years, including my first at Jones Beach w/ Book of Love in 1986
The Cure - Kiss Me3 Tour
U2 - Joshua Tree Tour
The Cure w/ The Pixies & Love & Rockets - Giants Stadium
Book of Love - The Ritz & Malibu
Fishbone - The
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Postby centralstn » Sun Feb 22, 2004 4:24 am

<<REM outside somewhere at Rutgers University while the sun was setting.>>

I saw that! Busch College, May 1985, with the Neats opening. Probably still the best concert I've ever seen, tied perhaps with Devo at Rutgers in 1981.
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Postby ziggyf » Sun Feb 22, 2004 1:45 pm

I've seen so many also .. many go back a ways: top 12 (i keep remembering another[:)])

1.) Squeeze / Nervus Rex (both great) - The Ritz(opening) NYC 1980
2.) The Sinceros / The Hitmen - Hurrah! NYC 1979
3.) The Sound - East Side Club Phila. 1982 (dan
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Postby centralstn » Mon Feb 23, 2004 3:35 am

I recently calculated that I've seen between 1,200 and 1,500 concerts in my life. That's just absurd. Here are some of the bands I saw that are particuarly apropos to this board...

* Devo: Rutgers College Gym, 11/81
* PiL: Busch College Student Cent
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Postby ExRat » Thu Feb 26, 2004 4:50 am

The first concert I ever attended was the Alarm. It was during their 'Strength' tour in 1986 when I was 14. The Long Ryders opened for them.
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Postby FearOfGhosts » Mon Mar 01, 2004 6:25 am

Depeche Mode "The Singles" was the last concert I've seen (been a lil while).

Id have to say that the best trip concert would be the Cure - Wish Tour... Glad Robert Smith didn't see me after the concert. He probably would have just smiled and shook
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Postby Brittlestar » Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:51 am

The Alarm at CW Post college was a memorable concert for me (supporting their Declaration release). My older brother took me to that one.
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Postby repoman » Sun Mar 07, 2004 4:40 pm

Adam Ant - Universal Ampitheater
Echo & the Bunnymen - Irvine Meadows
Pretenders - Santa Monica Civic Center
The Motels - Irvine Meadows
Police, Thompson Twins, Berlin and Fixx - Hollywood Park
David Bowie (serious moonlight tour), Go-go's and Madnes
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Postby Section307 » Tue Mar 09, 2004 12:57 pm

Ramones - Central Park 1980
Joe Jackson - Central Park 1980

Squeeze/Stray Cats - pouring rain at Jones Beach..Before they filled in the moat, Brian Setzer doing solos on the narrow runway over the water.

Stray Cats ( and permutations ) -- any give
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Postby jannali » Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:54 am

[8D]Well here I am desperatley in search mode ,looking for the album BEAUTIFUL by The cCanadian friend borrowed it ,tookit back to Canada and well you know[:(]But that's another story.They were great in concert.
Great Concerts well being pre ne
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Postby danm » Sat Mar 27, 2004 11:23 am

Best show I didn't see: Summer of '89, The Pixies with The Sugarcubes ... I actually had tickets, but my car got stolen from the parking lot of a Toys-R-Us near Disneyland with the tickets inside. Weeks later the car turned up out in Corona, CA the ticket
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Postby jumperclown » Mon Mar 29, 2004 8:01 am

living in scotland i missed out on a lot of the early punk stuff but the memorble ones i did manage to get to include The Damned at the QMU circa '79 dave vanian and co covered in gob but playing a great set!one of the other punk gigs i recall was seeing
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Postby bowiestation » Sun Apr 11, 2004 1:34 pm

Plasmatics in 1981-I was 16 and snuck in--got to touch Wendy at that one when she had electrical tape over her nipples and shaving cream all over her body.God,what a show--hate like hell she committed suicide about 5 years ago.
Sex Pistols in either'77 o
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Postby Don » Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:08 pm

Clash/English Beat 83
Black Flag @ The Fab Mab 82
Oingo at the Kabuki 82
DP/ with Voice Farm
the list is way too long
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Postby Michele Cindy » Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:47 pm

I too have seen many a great show at least 1,000 concerts. But I'd say my most memorable was the Clash at the Palladium NYC, 1979. I found a link about it; ... 20NYC/79-0
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