Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Concerts.....

I spent my youth at concerts... Large outdoor stadium performances- small intimate clubs- parking lots- everything in between.... Live music was the thing that did it for me.... So I thought I'd give ya'll a small sampling of some of my thoughts on some of the bands... Here's the ones I actually remember seeing... There are quite a few that I know I went to, but can't think of who was playing.... Enjoy! AC/DC - Put on a great show, even if I had to sit through Brian Johnson's awful voice... Angus went out into the crowd and everything.... Alice Cooper - One of the best stage shows ever! Did you know he's a born again Christian now? Anthrax- Multiple times... All great shows and excellent pits. Beach Boys - Yawn Beastie Boys - Saw them a lallapalooza one year... Good time, but the only thing i really remember was jumping up and down and almost breaking some girls ankle... Sorry to whoever you are... Black Crowes - Saw them twice- both for free. Camped out for free ticekts the first time... great time in line... great shows... Black Sabbath - Tony Iommi's crappy dream to keep that band going... I walked out they sucked so badly. Bo Diddley - On a side stage at the rodeo one year, then again at mardi Gras... Bo can play. C.O.C. - I think they opened for Slayer... pretty boring actually Charlie Daniels - Play that fiddle! Charlie rocked! Chicago - I almost fell asleep during this one... The Beach boys opened for them... it should have been the other way around. Clint Black - Opened for Willie... had no clue who he was, and still have no clue... Yawn D.R.I. - Great show... great pit... Had a blast! Dangerous Toys - No memory, but I know I was there must have bored me Dead horse - A local houston hardcore band... I saw them way too many times to count. I have some great memories from Dead horse shows... Def Lepard - A girlfriend bought my ticket- I rode up with some friends- she rode up with another date??? I spent my evening with the guys with the thai sticks... Excellent laser show... I was too stoned to care at the time. Eddie Money - Saw him at a Fourth of july concert one year... Exhorder - had no clue who they were- had no clue what pit ball was... but somehow got a football in my hands in the middle of the pit. then I found the pit on top of me trying to get the ball.... Ouch! Fight - Rob Halford found a band that really fit him... I liked Fight better than Priest. Frank Black - Opened for The Ramones... Wish I showed up late... Frehley's Comet - Opened for somebody... Sucked royaly. George Clinton - Another lollapallooza treat... Glen Fry - Another 4th of July concert... Glen sucked, But When Joe Walsh walked out... it was worth it. Great White - Good show, but I don't remember too much of it Hank Williams Jr. - Saw hank a few times at the rodeo... Heart - Saw at Astroworld... Some girl bought my ticket- I was young and clueless and ended up picking up her friend.... oops.... Iron Maiden - They blew up Eddie at the end of that one.... Those guys ran non stop from the time they hit the stage... Great show. Joe Walsh - See Glen Fry... Johnny Winter - Spent the evening puking my guts out... missed most of the show... Judas Priest - 5 bands- Not bad, but not too great either... L7 - I think I saw them at the Warped Tour... Strange crowd, but free tickets.. Lynard Skynard - Another rodeo concert... Glad I got to see em... Megadeth - Good show... The line to get in was the most entertaining though... we had a huge party in the parking lot... Metal Church - A great band to walk the halls during.... Metallica - Opened for Ozzy (Master of Puppets) - I didn't know who they were when i walked in.... I left a Metallica fan (and i stayed one until Cliff died shortly after) Morbid Angel - Kinda funny... singer looked like he should be in a hair band, but had one hell of a growl... Good show... Morbid Scream - Broke my nose during their set... The singer actually came out to check on me after... got a free tape... Jumped back in the pit during the next band.... Motorhead - Saw them twice... The first time was in an arena with horrible sound- The second was in a club with huge sound... made it on stage and shook Lemmy's hand. Motley Crue - Decent show... My "date" had another date- her girlfriend... I had no clue before hand- kinda strange experience... (and no... it didn't go there) Ozzy - Saw Ozzy like 7 times... some really good,,, some really awful. Page & Plant - I always wanted to see Zeppelin- saw the next best thing I guess... Great show- they still jammed! Prince - My first actual concert... My mother took me... Ramones - I had a blast at this one...right up until I dove from the stage and had the bouncer slamed my foot into the guard rail.... Retarded Elf - Another band I saw too many times to count... Local band out of Austin... Great fun... Rigormortis - Were a great band... I saw them after the fact... they had a different singer... they kinda sucked.... Sheila E. - Opened for prince... what can i say? Slayer - Intense pit! Steppenwolf - Another 4th of july show... Way too hot, but a lot of fun... Steve Miller - Killer laser show at the rodeo... Ted Nugent - Odd evening.... I won tickets and then drove 2 hours by myself through a tropical storm to get there.... Had a radio DJ chick chewing on my ear and scaring the crap out of me.... Tesla - Opened for Def Lepard... Good stuff Uncle Slam - Opened for DRI... Good pit Veruca Salt - Good chick band... Warrant - Opener for somebody... time to walk the halls White Lion - Same as Warrant White Zombie - Saw em a few times... Good painful pit.... Willie Nelson - Worst rodeo performance ever... He seemed like he was there for the paycheck and nothing else.... ZZ Top - Twice at the rodeo... neither time impressed me....

5 comments:

jessica said...

the new look is great!

eph2810 said...

Interesting list :)
Yep - knew that about Alice Cooper - he lives in the Metro Phoenix area, very involved in the community.

TheMadAdmin said...

Man You have been to a ton of concerts. I only got to a few in my life.

No excuse because I grew up in NYC and there are always concerts.

Your list is impressive. I enjoy Springsteen in concert, especially in New Jersey.

War Eagle said...

I really want to see Ozzy sometime. I just discovered his music about 2 years ago thru a friend of mine. The friend is an Ozzy addict. I saw George Clinton in college. Interesting act.

puremood said...

I totally loved hittin' up a Metallica concert!