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  posted on 8/6/2018 at 07:37 PM
I guess I'm lucky, but there's only 1 performer that's dissapointed us. I hate to even say it but Neil Young was not good both times we saw him. The 1st was with the blue notes and the second was solo. Probably my fault to hope for Crazy Horse or CSNY tunes, but we couldn't take it and left early both times. Probably my fault for hoping for older tunes, but based on all the shows we've attended, these were the most dissappointing.

As an aside, we saw Little Feat open for the Headliner Jimmy Buffet at the Mann in 88 or 89. Little Feat played an unbeliveable set. Jimmy Buffet put us to sleep and we all left together after 9 of hist songs. Ironically, one of the best times we had at the Mann thanks to Little Feat.

 

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  posted on 8/6/2018 at 08:16 PM
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If that was during an ABB Beacon run, I was there. Early to mid 2000s I want to say? I got there when the show had already started and there were all these props on stage. I thought it was odd, but okay.

Second set was all Crazy Horse. Quite the segue. From one thing to another for sure.




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  posted on 8/6/2018 at 11:05 PM
Deep Purple with Nazareth at Illinois State University. Nazareth was ok, but loud. Deep Purple came on and it was so loud and distorted that you couldn't even tell what song they were playing. This was right after Blackmore left. Couldn't even tell they were playing Smoke on the Water..... only concert I have been to where haif the crowd left before the show was 2/3 over................


Also a most disappointed - Guns and Roses. Bought tickets for my brother for his birthday. This was the Use Your Illusion tour ... at their peak, IMHO............ on my way to the show, and I hear on the radio that GNR had cancelled. Seems the police were going to arrest Axl for an incident at a show in St. Louis. This was the 2nd of 2 shows in Chicago - GNR decided to skip town to avoid the police. Later on the incident was settled - and it was no big deal. My brother is still pissed to this day..........

 

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  posted on 8/7/2018 at 06:48 AM
Kind of a fun thread for a disappointing topic. Interesting to hear everyone's take on various bands. My thoughts on some of the bands mentioned:

JJ Grey & Mofro - I LOVE this band. Going to see them in two says at Wrigley in Chicago with Blackberry Smoke. Saw them open for TTB a few months ago. They were very good. Not great but really good.

Johnny Winter - I agree with how he was toward the end. I saw him with James Cotton at The Chicago Blues Festival at the end and it was frankly, sad. James Cotton hadn't been able to sing for a while so that was bad too.

BB King - Yeah, he certainly went downhill toward the end of his life. But I truly admire any of the greats that perform until the end. No retirement for them. Especially the blues greats.

Robert Cray - I've heard the same thing from a couple of friends that saw him live. Boring. It doesn't surprise me really. I have a couple of his CDs and I enjoy them on a Sunday morning with a cup of coffee.

Deep Purple - I've seen them twice, the first was in 1985 in Flint, MI. It was at an outdoor high school football stadium. My first concert as a budding teen. Loudest thing I've ever heard. Even with it being outdoors. Blackfoot opened. They were great.

ABB - The only bad show out of the 80 plus times I have seen them was in September, 2004 in Rockford, IL. I couldn't believe how bad they were. This on the heels of the night before in Rosemont, IL, which was perhaps the best show I've ever seen of them. I swear at Rockford the Rocking Horse went on for half of the show. Bought the Instant Live before the show. Never took it out of the package. I gave it to someone of this site years ago.

Neil Young - I don't care what he is playing, I'll go to it. That's one of the things I like about him; you never know what he will do. That Greendale show I saw was worth it just for the second set with Crazy Horse. My favorite Neil show was about 20 years ago. Steve Earle opened. Neil opened with "Hey Hey My My" and closed with "My MY Hey Hey".

I guess I can understand wanting to know what he is playing on any given tour, but like I said, whatever he does I'll take it!

Worst show? This one is easy. About 25 years ago at a Bad Company show, this band opened for them, Oriental Spas. Worst thing I've ever heard and I've been to tons of shows. Fortunately I was able to go out into the lobby of the State Theater in Detroit to somewhat get away from it. One of those things you just don't forget.



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  posted on 8/7/2018 at 11:44 AM
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I would include the following under disappointing; due to high expectations.

Neil Young's Greendale tour was a love it or hate it phenomenon for most. Later for me. About 10K people at Jones Beach were waiting for the classics; mouths agape like when they sing "Springtime for Hitler" in the Producers. The 4 or 5 songs from the old stuff played for an encore couldn't revive a very catatonic audience.


(btw Neil was also responsible for two of my top ten memorable concerts)


I caught his Greendale tour at Radio City and was on the "loved it" side of the fence. But it didn't take long to realize there were many who didn't. Neil even told someone he was free to leave if he didn't like it. At least the "haters" got a 3+ hour show where the entire second set and encore Neil & Crazy Horse torched the place with many classics.


I saw four shows that tour and really enjoyed them. The Radio City show was toward the end of the tour where they went full blast with the second set. Remember the great thing about Neil is he is unpredictable, I don’t want to just see the hits with him. He is a special artist.


Hated Greendale, but agree re: Neil being special. As Forrest Gump said: "Neil is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're going to get." When people booed/walked out during Greendale Neil basically said doing the same thing all the time is "like dying."

So I always try to reserach ahead of time. Chrome Dreams II Tour 2007 was really good; solo tour 2008 was great; Neil at Carnegie Hall 2014 a top ten moment

And re: CSNY I took my son when he was about 13-14. He said he never realized that it was basically "Neil young and 3 other guys"

 

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  posted on 8/7/2018 at 11:47 AM
I loved CSNY 2001 with "Duck Dunn" and Booker T. It was great to hear Neil play and sing on CSN and CN tunes he didn't originally play on. It was amazing to hear the CSN harmonies on Neil solo tunes. Great nearly 3 hour night of music.

They returned about 6 years later in support of Neil's album that basically said "GW Bush is a Nazi" with screens in the back spelling out politics......I skipped.

 

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  posted on 8/7/2018 at 12:11 PM
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I loved CSNY 2001 with "Duck Dunn" and Booker T. It was great to hear Neil play and sing on CSN and CN tunes he didn't originally play on. It was amazing to hear the CSN harmonies on Neil solo tunes. Great nearly 3 hour night of music.

They returned about 6 years later in support of Neil's album that basically said "GW Bush is a Nazi" with screens in the back spelling out politics......I skipped.


Can't take the politics with artist anymore. Saw Alan Cumming and he sange 5 minutes for every 10 he pontificated. Imagine if Roger Federer was starting to serve and stopped mid motion; grabbed a mike and called for there to be more Croatian tennis players. Its all out of hand.

Think the NFL came up with the perfect solution. You don't have to pledge; but you can't protest on the field. Imagine how long we would last if we protested at work?

 

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  posted on 8/7/2018 at 01:37 PM
Paul McCartney a couple years ago. We left about 6 songs in. Since then, my wife and I still can't see something about him on television and not say the word "cheesecake"

Only Allmans show that has ever left me bitter was a couple years back when they toured with Widespread Panic. The show was supposed to be outside on the river (in Nashville) but rain forced it inside to a terrible basketball gym/auditorium and the sound was just awful. Not really the band's fault. The Allman's actually opened; and being the sound was a wall of mud, you can imagine how muddy Panic sounded after the Allmans. Only Panic show I ever left early to my recollection....

 

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  posted on 8/7/2018 at 03:53 PM
Aerosmith Springfield civic center late 70's band was beyond awful. They played about 40 minutes and home town crowd (Boston based) basically boo'd them off stage. All band members were totally wasted.
 

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  posted on 8/7/2018 at 03:57 PM
My son and I caught Greendale tour, he loved it. I didn't but Neil & Crazy Horse redeemed themselves with an amazing 45 minutes of blazing classic rock to end the event. Lucinda Williams kicked a$$ to start the show.
 

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  posted on 8/7/2018 at 05:52 PM
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My son and I caught Greendale tour, he loved it. I didn't but Neil & Crazy Horse redeemed themselves with an amazing 45 minutes of blazing classic rock to end the event. Lucinda Williams kicked a$$ to start the show.


My problem with the "classic" ending at Jones Beach was that it felt slapped together to please the hungry wolves at the door. Was not a flowing concert (As David Bromberg always says when the audience makes requests: "You know what you want to hear but you don't know **** about putting together a set list")

 

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I loved CSNY 2001 with "Duck Dunn" and Booker T. It was great to hear Neil play and sing on CSN and CN tunes he didn't originally play on. It was amazing to hear the CSN harmonies on Neil solo tunes. Great nearly 3 hour night of music.

They returned about 6 years later in support of Neil's album that basically said "GW Bush is a Nazi" with screens in the back spelling out politics......I skipped.


Can't take the politics with artist anymore. Saw Alan Cumming and he sange 5 minutes for every 10 he pontificated. Imagine if Roger Federer was starting to serve and stopped mid motion; grabbed a mike and called for there to be more Croatian tennis players. Its all out of hand.

Think the NFL came up with the perfect solution. You don't have to pledge; but you can't protest on the field. Imagine how long we would last if we protested at work?


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  posted on 8/7/2018 at 10:36 PM
I saw ZZ Top in 2016 cheese it.up in Atlanta. They were going thru the motions! Caught David Lee Roided Roth’ out with fake hair and gold jumpsuit play at music midtown in Atlanta . It was circuis like !

 

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  posted on 8/8/2018 at 09:26 AM
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I saw ZZ Top in 2016 cheese it.up in Atlanta. They were going thru the motions! Caught David Lee Roided Roth’ out with fake hair and gold jumpsuit play at music midtown in Atlanta . It was circuis like !


haha that's funny. Sorry to hear that ZZ Top just basically go through the motions now. I'm not a van halen fan at all, but I'm not surprised that screaming closet queen David Lee Roth takes steroids and wears a gold jumpsuit.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2018 at 09:33 AM
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most recent was Dickey set at The Beacon. The show started off with the too short Devon and Duane 3 song set . Dreams and Multicolored Lady were outstanding and the crowd definitely showed their appreciation. There clearly was a Beacon buzz in the air. Doug Gray of Marshall Tucker managed to destroy the buzz as soon as he said hello to the crowd . Still the other Tucker players overcame Doug's disheartening interruptions and pulled off a satisfying set.
Dickey didn't hit the stage till around 10:30 after some lengthy technical issues with Mike's gear ( Isn't that what sound check is for? ) . Pedro finally joined the band and picked up his bass several minutes after the rest of the band ( what the heck was he doing?) . The idea of a Hot Lanta opening was brilliant in concept only. Sloppy play, missed cues , **** ty Dickey notes and the beginning of what ended being a very disappointing set for The Dickey Bett's Band.

Dickey and crew made up for The Beacon set with a very satisfying appearance at Peachfest the following Sunday . The only disappointment was the lack of any Brother collaborations with Dickey, Oteill and Warren all on site on the same day . A nice Southbound at the end of Dickey's set with Warren and Oteill joining in would have been the appropriate finish to Dickey's fine set. Mike Kach has raised his level to the point where you look forward to anything he does on the stage. His vocals and keyboard work were outstanding.



Why did Duane and Devon play only 3 songs at the Beacon? I understand that two other bands were playing that night, and that it takes time to set up and take down the stage/equipment for them, and Duane was playing with his dad's band as well, but why only 3 songs?

I agree with you about Peach Fest. I am not surprised Oteil, Jaimoe, and Warren did not play with Dickey.

I love the Allmans and Dickey's music as I literally grew up with it as my mom is a fan of them and took me to my first show as a teenager back when Dickey was still in the band; but I'm really glad I did not go to the Beacon or Peach fest, as I was fine hearing Dickey's music from peach fest on youtube.

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  posted on 8/8/2018 at 09:51 AM
Pretty standard for 3 band show is 30min/45min/90min. They played long songs so only three in the half hr
 

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  posted on 8/8/2018 at 10:11 AM
Curved Air, at Leeds Town Hall, in the 70’s walked out after around 20 minutes truly awful, however the support band, Climax Blues Band, were excellent.
 

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I saw Neil Young and the Blue Notes way back when. Really disappointed, but I should have known better because it was advertised as such. Another time I saw Neil, he played for only 90 minutes. Really disappointed. His reasoning was that there was two opening acts. Not what I paid my money for. I've seen him a bunch of other times and loved the shows.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2018 at 10:37 AM
Saw Judy Collins when she was into her "Whale Noise" period. We all struggled to stay awake. Encore was "Both Sides Now." The audience was awake for a brief moment and clapped along - she put her hands up to stop the clapping. YIKES
 

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  posted on 8/8/2018 at 11:56 AM
Indigenous show in a smallish bar. Their volume was turned up so loud that even with earplugs, my ears were ringing for about another 24 hours. It was loud enough for an outdoor stadium. Decided right then that I'd never go to another one of their shows and I have passed on numerous ones that were close by.

 

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I saw ZZ Top in 2016 cheese it.up in Atlanta. They were going thru the motions! Caught David Lee Roided Roth’ out with fake hair and gold jumpsuit play at music midtown in Atlanta . It was circuis like !


haha that's funny. Sorry to hear that ZZ Top just basically go through the motions now. I'm not a van halen fan at all, but I'm not surprised that screaming closet queen David Lee Roth takes steroids and wears a gold jumpsuit.


I've seen ZZ Top twice in the last two years, they certainly DON'T "go through the motions".

The co-bill with John Fogerty this year was excellent.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2018 at 01:26 PM
Cheap Trick opening for Aerosmith a few years ago in Wichita. Aerosmith was fantastic but Cheap Trick is hands down the worst show i've ever seen. The guy with the 5 neck guitar...I swear one of the necks was broken off. I do have a theory though about opening acts at arena shows: I think the energy of the crowd has a lot to do with the opener sounding bad, or if it isn't "bad" i'm just not feeling it at all, and I think it's the apathy of the crowd that brings down the collective energy of the place. For example, I saw Roger Daltrey open for Clapton once and although the set was great, I wasn't really having a good time listening to it. And last year I had 6th row for Tom Petty and Joe Walsh opened and the same thing happened. Even in the 6th row on the floor and Joe right there in front of me, I just couldn't get in to it. It's the collective consciousness.

Widespread Panic. I LOVE Jimmy Herring and my 2000 Allmans show in Bonner Springs, KS is one of the concert highlights of my life. They fulfilled one of my dreams that show, opening with Les Brers (scanning the set lists that summer, they only did that twice. Thank you ABB for doing that. It's the best opener!) Also, one of my favorite CD's is Jazz is Dead Great Sky River. So because of all that, I gave Panic a few chances, even making it up to the front row the last time I saw them, on Jimmy's side, a few years ago at Starlight Theater in KC. The band didn't say a word to the crowd and even in the front row, it felt like they were over "there" playing their songs and we were over "here" disconnected to the whole thing. It feels like they don't let Jimmy do what he can do and the music holds him back from his potential. I left completely bummed out and unfulfilled and that was the last Panic show for me. If front row can't do it, nothing will. One of the best shows I ever saw was my one and only time seeing Panic with Micheal Houser, at the first Bonnaroo.



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I loved CSNY 2001 with "Duck Dunn" and Booker T. It was great to hear Neil play and sing on CSN and CN tunes he didn't originally play on. It was amazing to hear the CSN harmonies on Neil solo tunes. Great nearly 3 hour night of music.

They returned about 6 years later in support of Neil's album that basically said "GW Bush is a Nazi" with screens in the back spelling out politics......I skipped.


Can't take the politics with artist anymore. Saw Alan Cumming and he sange 5 minutes for every 10 he pontificated. Imagine if Roger Federer was starting to serve and stopped mid motion; grabbed a mike and called for there to be more Croatian tennis players. Its all out of hand.

Think the NFL came up with the perfect solution. You don't have to pledge; but you can't protest on the field. Imagine how long we would last if we protested at work?


Take politics out of music from 1962-1975. You'd certainly have to remove some of the most famous songs of all time.

No Joe Hill, no Woody Guthrie. No Woody Guthrie, no Bob Dylan.

Pete Seeger? Edwin Starr? Country Joe and The Fish? Hendrix? Phil Ochs? Joan Baez? Marvin Gaye?

Politics and popular music have a rich history together. Can't separate the two.

 

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Politics and popular music have a rich history together. Can't separate the two.



Perhaps if you go back you are probably correct. It was like that back then. But times change.

Think about this; if you pay your $$$ for a musical event and a political diatribe breaks out, why did you pay your money for the concert to begin with?

Some artists have a soapbox to stand on and they use it. Pretty sad if you ask me.

 

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Politics and popular music have a rich history together. Can't separate the two.



Perhaps if you go back you are probably correct. It was like that back then. But times change.

Think about this; if you pay your $$$ for a musical event and a political diatribe breaks out, why did you pay your money for the concert to begin with?

Some artists have a soapbox to stand on and they use it. Pretty sad if you ask me.




Depends on who the artist is, but even then, it doesn't bother me. Art has been commenting on the society around it since there's been art.

I've seen Roger Waters twice. Pretty much his whole career his music and message has come from a place where his father was killed when Roger was a baby and ever since he's written and sung material that is very political and very anti-war, so, if there's political messages in the show, I'm not surprised.

Carlos Santana usually comments on his faith. Rage Against the Machine is political by design, there's certainly others.

Everyone's different. I don't look at musicians as paid organ grinder monkeys that must put on a show to fit my exact likes and dislikes. I've never understood why entertainers must adhere to a strict rule of no social awareness.

 

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