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    Live music...in their prime thread

    I've been enjoying watching some of my favorite bands play live, when they were at their prime. I like seeing them playing their best music when they were going off at their peak vs them as washed up 55 yr old's lol.

    I'll start with live performance of Smashing Pumpkins for their release of one of their best albums, Siamese Dream in 1993.



    So many others I could post up but what about you? What are the live performances from your favorite bands when they were at their best?
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    It's arguable that U2's prime was the War tour, but I think The Unforgettable Fire tour is when they first hit it big. I saw them in '85 on that tour.

    Stevie Ray Vaughn at Radio City Music Hall in 1986 was at his prime.

    The Grateful Dead had several primes and I was lucky enough to see them many times in 1989, which easily could be considered one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xyz View Post
    I've been enjoying watching some of my favorite bands play live, when they were at their prime. I like seeing them playing their best music when they were going off at their peak vs them as washed up 55 yr old's lol.

    I'll start with live performance of Smashing Pumpkins for their release of one of their best albums, Siamese Dream in 1993.

    https://youtu.be/hzwOwzGtiZw?si=AF-B2vI9HR8PS6Rn

    So many others I could post up but what about you? What are the live performances from your favorite bands when they were at their best?
    Jesus, Billy looks like a baby. And that is one of the best start to finish albums of all time. It’s one of those that puts me in a Time Machine straight back to 93.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    Jesus, Billy looks like a baby. And that is one of the best start to finish albums of all time. It’s one of those that puts me in a Time Machine straight back to 93.
    Start to finish awesome albums are so rare. I can only think of few. Pearl Jam Ten and led zeppelin houses of the holy come to mind.

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    I can think of several


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    It has to be said.

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    Zappa and the Mothers Milwaukee auditorium 1971 with Flo and Eddie.
    Sly and the Family Stone Summerfest riot 1970
    King Crimson 'Larks Tongue In Aspic' tour 1973 Milwaukee Performing Arts Center. Terrifying music.
    Grateful Dead Dane County Coliseum 1973
    Mahavishnu Orchestra/Zappa (Overnite Sensation) 1973 double bill Milwaukee auditorium. Walls of rapid fire virtuosity.
    Miles Davis Kix nightclub Boston 1981 with Mike Stern smoking up his guitar.
    Miles Davis Arlene Schnitzer (Paramount) Portland, OR 1985.
    Miles Davis Bumbershoot 1987
    Ornette Coleman + Prime Time with Jamaaladeen Tacuma at Parnells, I sat on the stage right next to Jamaaladeen 1984?
    Gong at the Backstage in Ballard (1990?) and at the Fenix downtown (1996?) years later.
    George Clinton Seattle 3 times.
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    Live music...in their prime thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Zappa and the Mothers Milwaukee auditorium 1971 with Flo and Eddie.
    Sly and the Family Stone Summerfest riot 1970
    King Crimson 'Larks Tongue In Aspic' tour 1973 Milwaukee Performing Arts Center. Terrifying music.
    Grateful Dead Dane County Coliseum 1973
    Mahavishnu Orchestra/Zappa (Overnite Sensation) 1973 double bill Milwaukee auditorium. Walls of rapid fire virtuosity.
    Miles Davis Kix nightclub Boston 1981 with Mike Stern smoking up his guitar.
    Miles Davis Arlene Schnitzer (Paramount) Portland, OR 1985.
    Miles Davis Bumbershoot 1987
    Ornette Coleman + Prime Time with Jamaaladeen Tacuma at Parnells, I sat on the stage right next to Jamaaladeen 1984?
    Gong at the Backstage in Ballard (1990?) and at the Fenix downtown (1996?) years later.
    George Clinton Seattle 3 times.
    Sounds awesome. Any of that kicking around on YouTube?

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    Another one - The Replacements, For Sale, Live At Maxwell’s 1986
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...F4mODLiRRuFMuY



    Also Neil Young, Rust Never Sleeps.

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    Full concert from Tipitina's.

    edit: as it says right on it

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    Audio only. Lowell in full voice. Full set. 6 days before he died.

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    ^^Corgan is 26 in that video



    The VHS and Audio Album recordings are different even though they both have the same name. Most notable is the recording of Sour Times. There are two pressings of the vinyl, one from the US and one from Germany. The German pressing is much better and excellent to turn up the hifi after a few drinks.


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    Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
    Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
    The Cult - Love
    The Cure - Head on the Door
    Butthole Surfers - Locust Abortion Technician
    Lords of the New Church - Method to My Madness
    Plasmatics - Coup d'état
    Circle Jerks - Wild in the Streets
    Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters
    Fishbone - In Your Face
    Echo and The Bunnymen - Songs to Learn and Sing
    Minor Threat - Out of Step
    Loudness - Thunder in the East
    Hunters and Collectors - H&C
    New Order - Substance
    Gwar - First show ever @VCU
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Freaky Styley
    Black Uhuru - Chill out
    Corrosion of Conformity - Animosity
    Van Halen - Jump
    Journey - Escape
    Foreigner - 4
    Rush - Moving Pictures
    Bad Brains - I Against I
    HR - Human Rights
    REM - Fables of the Reconstruction
    Ministry - The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste
    Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
    Nine Inch Nails - Downward Spiral
    Body Count - BC
    Rollins Band - The End of Silence
    Soundgarden - BadMotorFinger
    Pearl Jam - Ten
    Violent Femmes - VF
    Les Claypool - Sailing the Seas of Cheese
    Sublime - Sublime

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    Fucking Jason Isbell, Right fucking now.
    Just insane how great they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Zappa and the Mothers Milwaukee auditorium 1971 with Flo and Eddie.
    Sly and the Family Stone Summerfest riot 1970
    King Crimson 'Larks Tongue In Aspic' tour 1973 Milwaukee Performing Arts Center. Terrifying music.
    Grateful Dead Dane County Coliseum 1973
    Mahavishnu Orchestra/Zappa (Overnite Sensation) 1973 double bill Milwaukee auditorium. Walls of rapid fire virtuosity.
    Miles Davis Kix nightclub Boston 1981 with Mike Stern smoking up his guitar.
    Miles Davis Arlene Schnitzer (Paramount) Portland, OR 1985.
    Miles Davis Bumbershoot 1987
    Ornette Coleman + Prime Time with Jamaaladeen Tacuma at Parnells, I sat on the stage right next to Jamaaladeen 1984?
    Gong at the Backstage in Ballard (1990?) and at the Fenix downtown (1996?) years later.
    George Clinton Seattle 3 times.
    Wait....are you saying that you SAW all of these performances??? Holy fuck holy fuck holy fuck

    Where can I find some of that good live Miles

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    walkin into the aragon brawl room chitown for pearl jam, pumkins and red hot chili peppers as all the chairs were being passed overhead into a pile in the back and thinkin holy fuck this place is going to go off
    and it did
    10 , gish and blood sugar sex magic none of those bands produced anything better after that
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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    nov 91
    walkin into the aragon brawl room chitown for pearl jam, pumkins and red hot chili peppers as all the chairs were being passed overhead into a pile in the back and thinkin holy fuck this place is going to go off
    and it did
    10 , gish and blood sugar sex magic none of those bands produced anything better after that
    imo
    Amazing. And true.

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    Rock AM Ring
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    From the bottom

    The Bangles
    Simply Red
    Talk Talk
    The Alarm
    INXS
    The Waterboys
    The Cure
    Simple Minds

    Epic

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    Quote Originally Posted by xyz View Post
    Sounds awesome. Any of that kicking around on YouTube?
    Quote Originally Posted by tgapp View Post
    Wait....are you saying that you SAW all of these performances??? Holy fuck holy fuck holy fuck

    Where can I find some of that good live Miles

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    Yup, saw all those as well as a bunch of others, like Pink Floyd Seattle 1975, a bunch of other Zappa and Dead shows throughout the 70s and 80s. James Brown. Mother Love Bone Seattle Bumbershoot and The Central. PIL and King Crimson at the Showbox.

    The Miles at Kix is on an album called We Want Miles.




    The Dead at Dane County is on a bunch of servers.

    At the Miles Portland show, 6 of us went decked to the tits in suits after having done a bunch of top quality blow. My buddy Kirk had gotten front row center seats. When Miles came out and stalked the stage, he took a look at us and shook his finger at us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghosthop View Post
    ^^Corgan is 26 in that video
    Pretty much the same age as his current wife!

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    Cool thread idea. Like Peruvian, I saw the Dead a bunch in 1989 which was one of their primes, the Warlocks shows at Hampton were amazeballs.

    REM at Radio City in 1987 (I think), that was near their peak.
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    I have said this before, but randomly, during the Dark Star Warlock shows, I just so happened to smuggle in a VERY fine bottle of Syrah, some Brie and crackers, and a plastic wine glass in my taper kit.
    That was special, toasting the boys as that went down. Life moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ötzi View Post


    Audio only. Lowell in full voice. Full set. 6 days before he died.
    Nice. I suppose Waiting For Columbus belongs in this list.

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