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Zylka the Sociopath
14-10-2002, 23:35:21
1.) Paul Oakenfold & Max Graham @ the Palace - 2000
The world's most legendary DJ graces Calgary and does not dissapoint with his antics. The crowd is buzzing from the encore, everyone chanting the tune to Zomby Nation well after the music had stopped. Suprisingly, I was sober for this one

2.) John Digweed @ the Whiskey - 2002
Mixmag's numero uno DJ in the world for 2002 pounds out undoubtedly the best set I have ever heard. Myself and two other good friends were dancing on a podium chanting his name with the crowd, we finished the night dancing in the parking lot with the stereosystem cranked

3.) Edgefest @ Race City Speedway - 1997
Last of the great alternative gatherings IMO, I was able to see Our Lady Peace, Tea Party, Econoline Crush, SilverChair, I Mother Earth, and tons more (which I can't remember) in one full day. Also got to spend it with the first girl I ever loved (I think)

4.) Sander Kleinenberg @ The Guvernment, Toronto - 2002
Saw an awesome headliner, met amazing people, spent time with my Cousin, and even had a barside chat with my favorite DJ Max Graham. Toronto kicks ass

5.) Age of Electric @ Princess Island Park - 1997
What's Canada day without throwing lychee nuts at the lead singer of an excellent band?

Honoroable mentions:

Hybrid @ The Palace - 2002
Had a chat with the Hybrid boys about Formula 1. They played unbelievable trance breaks, which is a rarity around here

Ferry Corsten @ The Palace - 2002
Ducth Cheese Trance Cheese Trance Cheese Trance Extraordinaire!!!

Sasha @ The Palace - 2002
Posing as a photographer didn't work out so well to meet the dj, as we got into a heated argument on the booth. Well, that's my claim to fame for this event: "Sasha told me to fuck off"

Max Graham @ Metro - 2002
My favorite dj delivers for a nice night. Unfortuanately this is the first one in which I end up vomiting under a table

Asher
15-10-2002, 00:54:42
Originally posted by Zylka the Sociopath
3.) Edgefest @ Race City Speedway - 1997
Last of the great alternative gatherings IMO, I was able to see Our Lady Peace, Tea Party, Econoline Crush, SilverChair, I Mother Earth, and tons more (which I can't remember) in one full day. Also got to spend it with the first girl I ever loved (I think)

I was there! bitch.

Foetus
15-10-2002, 08:24:56
1. Midsummer Hoedown (Sheffield University) 1988 (9?) - Loads of local bands inc. Acid Reign, Lawnmower Deth. Fantastic fun.
2. Godflesh / Creaming Jesus 1992 - Wheatsheaf Stoke, couldn't hear for a week.
3. Foetus - Leadmill Sheffield, 1996? - nuff said
4. Donnington 1987, Metallica, Anthrax + others
5. NIN, Pig - Wolverhampton Civic Hall, 1994?

Hopefully Fugazi, 23rd October 2002 will replace one of these ...

Mr. Bas
15-10-2002, 09:10:23
Pinkpop one or two years ago was great, I was only there for the last day, but nevertheless, I saw both Tool and Radiohead live. :beer: The other bands were okay as well (Offspring, Manic Street Preachers, the Hives, even Limp Bizkit didn't suck as much as I expected).

Second place goes to Bad Religion live, even though the support acts were mediocre and their set was great but a bit short IMO. I should go to more concerts I guess...

protein
15-10-2002, 09:14:05
Oakenfold would be in my top five but it definately wouldn't have been the music that was good, it would have neen the amazing ecstacy.

Smashing Pumpkins live in London somewhere
The Cure somewhere in London

protein
15-10-2002, 09:17:11
Chris Liberator somewhere in Reading.
Slowdive somewhere in Reading.
Weird how I can't remember the venues. I guess I'm not much of a trainspotter.
Erm... Any of my gigs!

PosterBoy
15-10-2002, 09:26:02
Rocket From The Crypt - Shepherds bush Empire
The Jesus Underground Band - In a Barn
Ryan Adams - Nottingham

Been too drunk to remember any other really good gigs

PosterBoy
15-10-2002, 09:26:51
Originally posted by protein
Chris Liberator somewhere in Reading.
Slowdive somewhere in Reading.
Weird how I can't remember the venues. I guess I'm not much of a trainspotter.
Erm... Any of my gigs!

Slow dive have turned into a crap Alt Country band called Mojave 3

protein
15-10-2002, 10:22:59
Slowdive the amazing wall of sound shoe-gazy tear-jerky geniuses from Reading are a country band now?

What is the world coming to?

Scabrous Birdseed
15-10-2002, 10:32:02
Neil Young - Roskilde 2001
Kent - Kalas 2002
Morgan Heritage - Roskilde 2001
White Stripes - Roskilde 2002
Hellacopters - Roskilde 2001

Roskilde 2001 was great. :)

Debaser
15-10-2002, 12:39:52
Originally posted by protein
Slowdive the amazing wall of sound shoe-gazy tear-jerky geniuses from Reading are a country band now?

What is the world coming to?

This isn't strictly true, it's only the bloke singer from Slowdive who's in Mojave 3. Many people really rate them. Try downloading some Protien, it's not really very country.

protein
15-10-2002, 13:05:48
Debaser, you'll know, will I like it or will I cry?

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-10-2002, 16:25:27
1- American Music Club at the Fleece and Firkin 1993.

2- Hawkwind at Cardiff University 1992

3- Pixies at the Bristol Bierkellar 1988

4- The Velvet Underground at Glastonbury festival 1993.

5- Bark Psychosis at the Fleece and Firkin 1995.

Scabrous Birdseed
15-10-2002, 16:34:10
HAWKWIND???

protein
15-10-2002, 16:36:15
Oh Yeah, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Roni Size & Reprazent, Red Snapper, The Mission, Ozric Tentacles, Levellers, Colour Mary, Riser, Charlatans (before they went shit), Primus, Kula Shaker, The Cranes... etc....

Debaser
15-10-2002, 16:59:41
Originally posted by protein
Debaser, you'll know, will I like it or will I cry?

I think they're pretty damned good. Don't expect the huge majestic reverby wall of sound, but othewise they sound quite Slowdive-esque. The girl/boy singing together stuff is still there, and the chord sequences are similar.

Basically Mojave 3 sound sort of like a cross between Slowdive and a band like Doves or Red House Painters.

protein
15-10-2002, 17:01:00
And that is country and western how? I'll try and get some!

Debaser
15-10-2002, 17:14:53
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
3- Pixies at the Bristol Bierkellar 1988

You motherfucker, I'd love to have seem them. The Bristol Bierkellar sounds like a pretty small venue as well. I saw Frank Black at Reading in '95(ish) and he was pretty good, but his solo songs just aren't the same.

Funkodrom
15-10-2002, 17:15:25
Check your PMs Debaser!

Debaser
15-10-2002, 17:16:01
Originally posted by protein
And that is country and western how? I'll try and get some!

It isn't at all really. You know how Gomez sometimes get a bit folky? Kind of like that.

protein
15-10-2002, 18:07:34
Just downloaded some. Sounds like cool, happy flower music not mullet wearin' gun slingin' cross burnin' nigger shootin' music.

Country my arse!

Funkodrom
15-10-2002, 18:18:25
Is that an order?

Foetus
15-10-2002, 19:52:45
Scab, yeah Hawkwind. What of it? First proper band I ever saw back in '86 and still the band I've seen the most times.

The Hawks live are great, man.

monolith94
15-10-2002, 20:51:20
Back in the day, my dad was quite the club goer…
Multiple The Who, Beatles, Joplin concerts…
He saw Jethro Tull play in a college quad way before they were big…
He totally was a much cooler teenager than me. In terms of going to concerts.

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-10-2002, 22:02:45
Hawkwind may be low on credibility, but they were always a live band. I went expecting to be amused at their crapness, but instead I was blown away by just how monstrously good they were.

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-10-2002, 22:04:16
Originally posted by Debaser
You motherfucker, I'd love to have seem them. The Bristol Bierkellar sounds like a pretty small venue as well. I saw Frank Black at Reading in '95(ish) and he was pretty good, but his solo songs just aren't the same.

Saw them twice in Bristol, on the "Surfer Rosa" and "Doolittle" tours. Kim Deal smiled at me and I nearly passed out.

SATAN
17-10-2002, 08:59:00
if she'd breathed on you, you probably would have :p

Noisy
23-10-2002, 22:46:59
1. Jethro Tull - Guildford Civic - 1999?
2. Queen - Madison Square Gardens - 1983?
3. Reef - Guildford Live! - 2001
4. Genesis - Forest Hills, NY - 1982?
5. The Hamsters - Farnham Maltings - 1999?

Wanted desperately to like Hawkwind both times I have seen them, but sound quality just destroyed it for me.

Loudest band ever was Blue Oyster Cult at Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Noisy
23-10-2002, 22:50:26
Good God! I've just realised that I didn't include Uriah Heep at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in 1977(?). How ones memory fades when you grow old. :(

Funkodrom
23-10-2002, 23:21:47
God you're old.

paiktis22
24-10-2002, 17:27:20
1. Ramones, Rodon Club, Athens 1991? (memory is a bit clouded)
2. Sixteen Horsepower, Rock Werchter festival, Werchter, 1996? (memory is a bit clouded)
3. Dandy Warhols, Rodon Club, Athens 2001? (memory is a bit clouded)
4. Jesus and Mary Chain, Panathinaikos field 1994? (memory is a bit clouded)
5. Rock Marathon (Cult, Monster Magnet, Metallica and other bands) Panionios field 1989? (memory is a bit clouded)

RedFred
26-10-2002, 02:05:31
When you get really old you start to lose your memory...

Restricting myself to pop music here:

Sweet - Lyciem Ballroom London 1979?
The Clash - Kinsmen Fieldhouse - Edmonton 1982?
Thomas Dolby - Centennial Theatre? Edmonton 1985?
Kodo Drummers - Orpheam, Vancouver 1992?
Dead Can Dance - Orpheam, Vancouver 1995?

All were far better live than on record. And I hope I won't have to explain to you youngsters what records are.

The Shaker
26-10-2002, 11:02:44
Radiohead @wulfrun wolverhampton 92?
Divine Comedy@ some pub in birmingham 92?
SOAD@Reading festival 2000?
suede@some churchtype place in bham ~93 nearly killed me
Blind Eye Policy@THe Turks REading 2 weeks ago :)

Debaser
26-10-2002, 12:08:17
Blind Eye Policy were shite. Except for the massive guitarist with the supersonic hand.

Funkodrom
26-10-2002, 12:24:42
You can't deny they put on an amazing show though.

Provost Harrison
26-10-2002, 13:20:07
I am not going to attempt to name 10 of them, but the best gig I have been to was Bad Religion at the Birmingham Academy which seems too long ago now :D