Must-see unseen acts

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Must-see unseen acts

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:18 pm

Who do you most want to see of people who, in theory, can still be seen but have never had the pleasure?

My list would be something like:

Tom Waits
Bjork
Neil Young
Radiohead
Edwyn Collins (one day, maybe...)

Can't think of any others. Sufjan Stevens is taken care of, in some style. If I'd made the effort, I could have seen most of them, though not TW without some fairly massive effort, or at least wad of cash. I guess that will stay the same. I wouldn't mind seeing dinosaurs like Rolling Stones and The Who, but am not that fussed. U2, I guess, up to a point.
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Postby Fishfinger king » Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:13 pm

Saw The Who and The Stones in the 70s.
I'm that old.
It's mainly American artistes who don't visit these shores that often and when they do it's a midweek slot in London - no chance of coming to East Anglia!!!
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Neil Young (I agree - definitely top of my not yet seen live list)
Wilco
Ryan Adams
Eels
White Stripes
Is that so surprising nowadays?

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Postby Jackson Monk » Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:53 pm

How about Spandau Ballet?
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:15 am

Do they (i.e. Tony Sadley and one or two other non-Kemps) still play under that name? Didn't know you were a fan!
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:07 am

My instinction would be that Jackson is pulling a limb...

There aren't many band that I want to see. I do want to see Arctic Monkeys and Bob Dylan keeps touring when I'm not around. Who is leaking my work/holiday commitments to him? :lol:
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Postby Jackson Monk » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:10 am

Otis Westinghouse wrote:Do they (i.e. Tony Sadley and one or two other non-Kemps) still play under that name? Didn't know you were a fan!


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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:16 am

I've been lucky enough to see most of those in my personal Pantheon - Waits, EC, Dylan, Bowie. Joni Mitchell is one I've never had the pleasure to see perform, but she's virtually retired now and her voice isn't what it once was. Alas, I'll never see XTC, due to Andy Partridge's stage fright.

There are a number of more modern acts I am itching to see, such as Radiohead, Nick Cave, Richard Hawley and Neko Case.
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Postby King Hoarse » Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:23 pm

My Top 15:

Waterson-Carthy (wouldn't mind Swarb guesting either)
Mose Allison
John Wesley Harding
John Prine
Frank Black solo (especially now that he's supporting...)
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Propagandhi
Daniel Johnston
Leonard Cohen
Randy Newman
Rufus Wainwright
Little Jimmy Scott
Down By Law
Linda Thompson
Greg Brown
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:51 pm

Who Shot Sam? wrote:Alas, I'll never see XTC, due to Andy Partridge's stage fright.

Never give up, I never dreamt I'd see my beloved Green in action and then he hit 50 and said 'what's the worst that can happen?' and now I've seen him! Maybe Andy will take a cue. Agree, though, it hardly seems likely. Joni is a good suggestion, but also not too likely.
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Postby Mechanical Grace » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:17 pm

I've been thinking about this but haven't posted yet because my list is very similar to Otis's, and that makes me feel unoriginal. :x Damn you!

I've already seen Neil Young and would *love* to see him again. Ditto Dylan, U2, Springsteen, Bowie, Moz. I'd love to see...

Bjork
Radiohead
Kate Bush (another unlikely!)
Rolling Stones
Lloyd Cole
Arcade Fire
Elbow
Willie Nelson (missed some great opportunities for him lately but I was just too broke and too preoccupied with life)

I know I'm forgetting some...

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:25 pm

Kate Bush, now there's a thought! eBay would probably melt. Elbow a must see event. And Lloyd. Arcade Fire would be great too. I loved the fact that U2 came on every night of their last tour to Wake Up. Edge said after that he can't now hear that song without getting mad knowts of nervous excitement in his stomach. I guess itmust be incredible to see them play it. I have a recording off the telly that makes the hairs stand up on your neck.
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Postby pophead2k » Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:13 pm

Leonard Cohen
The Pretenders
Neil Young
Tom Petty (coming to Raleigh, NC in September, so I may scratch this)

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:39 am

The Pretenders played the other day at the Cornbury festival, the same event where I saw EC last summer. It must have been their first gig in some time. Maybe a tour beckons?
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Postby BlueChair » Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:50 am

pophead: I saw The Pretenders open for Neil Young a few summers ago. Imagine that!

Seriously though, considering my young age I've been remarkably lucky with who I've had a chance to see... and after seeing Ray Davies a few months ago and with Randy Newman coming up in October there aren't really many living artists left that I have to see. But there's a few.

In order of must-seeness:

The "I will cry if I never get the chance" award goes to Tom Waits. He's really the only one left who I'd feel a giant void in my life if I never got to see live.

Following that:

Leonard Cohen (I saw him perform a few songs with Sexsmith at a recent Toronto appearance, which was magical, but I'd love to see a full show)

Al Green

Aimee Mann

Van Morrison (I've had two chances now, but I'm always worried about being disappointed)

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:45 pm

Can't believe I didn't list the last two. That's a real must. I have to see Time (the Revelator) before I die.
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Postby bambooneedle » Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:22 am

Steely Dan
Suzanne Vega
Prince
The Pretenders
Terence Trent D'Arby (aka Sananda Maityera)
Tom Waits (goes without saying).

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Postby Extreme Honey » Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:24 am

I would like to see George Harrison and John Lennon, but I'm going to have to wait a while (hopefully!).
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:32 am

What makes you think you'll be going to the same place as either one or both of them? :lol:
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Re: Must-see unseen acts

Postby Jack of All Parades » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:34 pm

Most definitely The Pretenders and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and after last night's viewing of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors- Sonny Rollins- hard to believe I have never caught him live. And he only lives up the road in Germantown in Columbia County.
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Re: Must-see unseen acts

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:10 pm

Otis Westinghouse wrote:My list would be something like:

Tom Waits
Bjork
Neil Young
Radiohead
Edwyn Collins (one day, maybe...)


Hah! Well at least 5.5 years down the road I can strike 3 and 4 from that list, and gosh were they worth it. I think Radiohead playing all of In Rainbows was one of the best things I've seen, and Neil was awesome too. Could have seen Edwyn, it's nice to report, but just didn't make it. Waits and Björk are the ones. Would like to see Gillian W too. And of course Kate Bush.
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Re: Must-see unseen acts

Postby redsfan720 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:31 pm

Just got tickets to my first time seeing Ryan Adams in January. That's one I'll be able to check off my list.


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