Wednesday, August 05, 2009

100 bands I Have Seen Live

I saw this "quiz" on Facebook and thought I'd bring it here. Can you list 100 bands you have seen live? Well of course I can. No doubling up, no cover bands, no dance troupes or Up With People. BANDS. They don't have to be major label, but they have to at least have a drum set(with drummer). A great memory builder! Fun for the whole family! " Daddy, who is GWAR? " Alrightythen....heres my list:

1)The Police
2)The Fixx
3)Flock of Seagulls
4)Sammy Hagar
5)Van Halen
6)David Lee Roth
7)Rush
8)Fastway
9)Tesla
10)Roger Waters
11)Pink Floyd
12)Sonic Youth
13)U2
14)Meat Puppets
15)Stevie Ray Vaughan
16)Fabulous Thunderbirds
17)Johnny Cash
18)Buddy Guy
19)Leon Russell
20)Psychedelic Furs
21)The Alarm
22)Rollins Band
23)Phish
24)Santana
25)Crosby,Stills and Nash
26)The Allman Bros.
27)The Grateful Dead
28)10000 Maniacs
29)Bob Dylan
30)Johnny Winter
31)Alice In Chains
32)NIN
33)Ministry
34)Red Hot Chili Peppers
35)Mick Taylor
36)Spin Doctors
37)Cowboy Junkies
38)Fugazi
39)Bad Brains
40)Nirvana
41)Soundgarden
42)Tad
43)Monster Magnet
44)Pearl Jam
45)Robert Plant
46)Weezer
47)The Toadies
48)Hole
49)Eric Clapton
50)Tom Petty
51)Lynyrd Skynyrd
52)Neil Young
53)Jewel
54)Foo Fighters
56)Black Sabbath
57)Queens Of The Stone Age
58)Rolling Stones
59)Black Crowes
60)Blues Traveler
61)Aerosmith
62)Motley Crue
63)Guns N Roses
64)Faith No More

At Woodstock '94
65)Traffic
66)Peter Gabriel
67)Candlebox
68)Flaming Lips
69)Jackyl
70)Violent Femmes
71)Joe Cocker
72)Blind Melon
73)Primus
74)Porno For Pyros

At Woodstock '99
75)Alanis Morrissette
76)Big Sugar
77)Buckcherry
78)Bruce Hornsby
79)Collective Soul
80)George Clinton
81)James Brown
82)Jamiroquai
83)Jeff beck
84)John Entwistle
85)Megadeth
86)moe
87)Los Lobos
88)Mike Ness
89)The Tragically Hip
90)Our Lady Peace
At the first four Lollapaloozas 91-94
91)Siouxie and the Banshees
92)Body Count
93)Living Colour
94)Fishbone
95)Jesus and Mary Chain
96)Dinosaur Jr.
97)Babes In Toyland
98)Tool
99)Rage Against the Machine
100)Smashing Pumpkins

Wait! Theres more..
More Lollapalooza

101)Beastie Boys
102)The Verve
103)Guided By Voices
104)L7
105)Cypress Hill
106)Ramones
108)Rancid
109)Screaming Trees

110)Cheap Trick
111)Motorhead
112)Steve Earle
113)Audioslave
114)Incubus
115)Jurassic 5
117)The Donnas
118)The Distillers
119)Burning Brides

at ACL festival 2005

120)Widespread Panic
121)Roky Erikson
122)Robert Randolph and the Family Band
123)Coldplay
124)Bob Mould
125)Lucinda Williams
126)John Prine
127)Built to Spill
128) Govt. Mule
129)Doves
130)Drive By Truckers
131)Rilo Kiley
132)Spoon
134)Mofro
135)Aqualung
136)John Butler Trio
137)Mofro
138)The Frames
139)Grady
At ACL Festival 2007
140)My Morning Jacket
141)Joss Stone
142)Ghostland Observatory
143)The National
144)LCD Soundsystem
145)Bela Fleck
146)Yo La Tengo
147)Devotchka
148)Midlake
149)Rose Hill Drive

150)Clutch
151)Soulfly
152)Reverend Horton Heat
153)The Who
154)Paul McCartney
155)Heaven and Hell
156)Black Label Society
157)Slipknot
158)Chris Cornell
159)Iron and Wine
160)Calexico
161)The Cult
162)The White Stripes
163)The Stooges
164)Radiohead
165)Stone Temple Pilots
166)GWAR
167)Nashville Pussy
168)Biohazard
169)Bonnie Prince Billy
170)Yeah Yeah Yeahs
171)Mark Lanegan
172)Joni Mitchell
173)REM
174)Lou Reed
175)Mike Watt
176)Le Tigre
177)Beck
178)Ben Folds Five
179)Brant Bjork and the Bros.
180)Buckethead
181)Mastodon
182)Iron Maiden
183)Duran Duran
184)Ben Harper
185)Sum-41
186)Back Door Slam
187)Chuck Berry
188)Jerry Lee Lewis
189)Aretha Franklin
190)Bruce Springsteen
191)John Mellencamp
192)Yes
193)Sheryl Crow
194)Ani diFranco
195)Tortoise
196)Medeski,Martin and Wood
197)Rusted Root
198)Electric Six
199)The Parlor Mob
200)The Chesterfield Kings
201)Butch Walker
202)Wilco, how the hell could I forget Wilco.

I'm exhausted. What a self important list. But I love lists! I'm sure there's more I forgot about. But you really don't care. What a live life I've had.

I have never seen David Bowie,Jimmy Page or John Fogerty. I almost saw the Clash open for the Who in Buffalo in 1982, but I got punished and could not go. The Black Crowes cancelled their Buffalo show with Jimmy Page...of course I had tickets. Those are my regrets. I saw Nirvana's last American concert in Seattle,1994. I did meet Ray Manzarek, but he wasn't really performing. I saw Neil Young,The Allman Bros., Lynyrd Skynyrd and Wilco from the front row. The worst seats I ever had were for the Paul McCartney tour which I saw in Miami in 1990.My nose is still bleeding. We were in the last row of the highest tier in The Orange Bowl.

Let's hear some stories fans and fellow bloggers!

Wanna try your own?

14 comments:

  1. Holy Shit! How can you remember that you have seen all of those bands. I cant remember a lot of my early concerts due to excessive alcohol/drugs. I may have seen 1/3 of the concerts you have but who would know? One thing I was doing years ago was following my rock band friends from bar to bar helping them set up. I guess I was their roadie but I was not an official one. Later on my brother and nephew had a wedding band that I ran the sound board. That was cool. They always wanted me to come up and sing but I was always too self conscience. Now I sing at the drop of a hat and I bought a drum set not too long ago. Childhood dream gone wild. You have seen a lot of the best bands in the business. I did see Bowie for the Lets Dance tour. Really good. I think SRV was with him but it was before he was well known.

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  2. Wow...all those bands and you can't lay claim to have seen arguably one of the best bands of our time. Steely Dan. I've seen em twice. But as long as you've seen the Parlor Mob, life must be good. Here's my list...I can't remember all opening bands.

    1. The Police
    2. The Fixx
    3. A Flock Of Seagulls
    4. Kiss
    5. Queensryche
    6. Rush
    7. U2
    8. Los Lobos
    9. David Lee Roth
    10. Tesla
    11. Fastway
    12. Boston
    13. Sting
    14. Jill Scott
    15. The Bangles
    16. Blind Melon (with Sean in Atlanta)
    17. Natalie Merchant
    18. Gordon Lightfoot
    19. Steve Miller Band
    20. The Cars
    21. James Taylor
    22. Bob Dylan
    23. Steely Dan
    24. Yes
    25. The Fray

    I'm probly forgetting some but I got shit to do.

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  3. Wow! That's a lot of bands! I haven't seen quite so many! Here's a few I've seen..

    Rush Twice
    Robert Plant Twice
    Bad Boy about six times
    Rory Gallangher
    Mr. Big
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes
    the Black Crowes
    Aerosmith
    Bon Jovi twice
    Skid Row twice
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Grand Funk Railroad
    the Guess Who
    Ted Nugent
    Back Door Slam
    Heart twice
    Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
    Deep Purple
    Blackfoot
    Guns n Roses
    Byran Adams
    Steppenwolf
    Blues Traveller
    Allman Brothers Band
    Gov't Mule
    Eagles
    Mellisa Etheridge
    Kansas
    Def Leppard
    Susan Tedesksi
    Cathy Richerson Band twice
    Chris Durate Group
    Neil Young
    REM
    Scorpions
    Steve Miller Band
    Eric Johnson
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Kenny Wanye Shepherd
    Tesla
    fIREHOUSE

    Probably more thats all I can remember now..

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  4. WOW.
    I gotta think about this.
    I'll be back.

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  5. I forgot Boston,Deep Purple,The Hold steady,INXS,Megadeth,Heaven and Hell,Chris Duarte,Cry Of Love,Brian Setzer Orchestra,Presidents of the United States,Mudhoney,Ziggy Marley,Derek Trucks,Joan Osbourne,Lenny Kravitz,Soul Coughing,Big Head Todd and the Monsters,Son Volt,Toad the Wet Sprocket, Doobie Bros.,Triumph,AC/DC!!!,Whitesnake,White Zombie,Georgia Satellites,Jayhawks,Kylesa,Wayne Kramer,Nebula,Atomic Bitchwax,Big Wreck, Skid Row, Bad Wizard,Hot Leg,Diamond Nights,....blah blahblahhhh....

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  6. My very first concert was Iron Maiden with Twisted Sister in January of 1986. My mom and my aunt took me. I was thirteen years old.

    The most recent concert i saw was The Flaming Lips about two weeks ago. My wife and the guitar player are old friends from way-back-when, so we got to stand on the side of the stage and help throw out the balloons.

    Everything else as i remembered them, in no particular order, and i know there are plenty i have forgotten. Not to mention countless small time punk bands i've seen in little clubs over the years who's names i have forgotten, or never knew in the first place...

    Bruce Springsteen
    John Couger Mellencamp
    ZZ Top (2X)
    Tom Petty
    Eric Burdon (w/o the Animals, performing Animals songs)
    The Box Tops
    The Monkees
    The Rolling Stones
    The Pretenders
    Santana (Musical guest on Letterman, in 1994)
    David Bowie
    Overkill
    Motorhead
    GWAR
    B B King
    Buddy Guy
    Matt 'Guitar' Murphy
    Jimmie Vaughn
    Robert Cray
    Bo Diddley
    Nine Inch Nails
    Neurosis
    High on Fire
    Ozzy Ozbourne solo and with Black Sabbath
    Slayer (2X)
    Rob Zombie
    Primus
    The Supersuckers (A few times)
    Zeke (Lots of times)
    Weed Eater (More times than i can remember- Literally)
    Buzz Oven
    Aerosmith (3X)
    Kid Rock
    Run DMC
    Grand Master Flash
    Metallica
    Queensryche
    Kiss (2X)
    Rod Stewart
    Steve miller
    Green Day
    Filth
    Fugazi
    Guitar Wolf
    The Cramps
    John Spencer Blues Explosion
    D.R.I.
    Nashville Pussy
    The Unseen
    Barry & The Remains (With Peter Wolf who introduced them but did not perform)
    The Melvins
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Deep Purple
    Ted Nugent (2X)
    Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
    Neil Young
    Blue Cheer (2X)
    The Chocolate Watchband
    The Shadows of Knight
    The Tubes
    George Thorogood
    Jackson Browne
    Captured By Robots
    The Misfits w/o Danzig (2X)
    Danzig w/o The Misfits
    Iggy Pop and the Stooges
    Wayne Kramer
    Henry Rollins Band
    The Dwarves
    ? and the Mysterians ('96 Tears')

    Cool Rock and roll anecdote:
    My high school punk band opened for Green Day when they were on one of their first US tours. They were travelling in a beat up old short school bus. If memory serves, it was before they had a full-length release, all they had were a few 45's for sale. We played a VFW hall in front of mabye 200 people. One of them (I don't remember who at this point) bought us beer.

    Uncool rock and roll anecdote:
    Back in the day before Nirvana was huge, my girefriend at the time loved them. We listened to 'Bleach' so much, i could hear it in my sleep. Right when 'Nevermind' came out, we were supposed to go see them in a place that only held 500 or so bodies, but we blew it off because it was the middle of the week and we both had to work in the morning. We thought: 'screw it, we'll catch them next time.' Of course, next time never came because they became super humongo rock and roll stars within the next few months.

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  7. One that i forgot that was worth coming back for was WAR.

    Great list idea. Thinking about some of these shows brought me back.
    Good stuff.

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  8. I also forgot about Yes and Night Ranger

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  9. Great lists, everyone.

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  11. Anonymous8:51 PM

    Jesus Christ man. You win. That list was so good I'm just sitting here green eyed. Fantastic. My lists have no relevance, however I have to say, The Meat Puppets of all bands, may have impressed me the most. Go figure.

    -Derek

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  12. Anonymous9:07 PM

    Paul McCartney
    Bruce Springsteen
    Oasis
    Kasabian
    The Who
    Bob Dylan
    Kiss
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    REM
    Blur
    The Verve
    The Killers
    Thin Lizzy
    Squeeze
    The Stranglers
    Ian Brown
    Jethro Tull
    Neil Young
    Snow Patrol
    Muse
    Stereophonics
    Seasick Steve
    Kaiser Chiefs
    The Zutons
    The Fratellis
    Franz Ferdinand
    Razorlight
    Elbow
    Dirty Pretty Things
    Eddy Grant
    Reverend and the Makers
    Sharleen Spiteri
    The Kooks

    I'm sure there are heaps more, but I can't remember...

    Dave

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