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in your wildest dreams, but didnt, what was it?
oh my god.
the bands on that first one for good measure
Sonic Youth, Sleater-Kinney, Superchunk, Sunny Day Real Estate, Rocket From The Crypt, The Boredoms, Will Oldham, Mike Watt, Apples In Stereo, Get Up Kids, Guided By Voices, Looper, At The Drive-In
last Halloween. :(
Reading 1992, Nirvana.
Non-specific gigs of bands I would lose an arm (okay well maybe a finger) to have seen live are Drive Like Jehu or Husker Du.
I got into Pixies a few month before they split up and I was only 12 so couldn't have gone to one of the last shows. I went through 12 more years of a pitiful existence thinking that I would never see them live, and no joke seeing them finally at Brixton was one of the happiest days of my life.
Devo, Live in France 1978 - this gig looks amazing x 100
and The Monkees!
best double bill ever
purely because I chose not to go and ended up getting bottled outside my house and arrested for it. Or was this a better choice ?
gone to see Circle Takes the Square, The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg, and Trencher. Argh.
oh and explosions in the sky/four tet.
missed it. pissed off. still bitter.
Minutemen gig and any Husker Du gig.
Plus "the international pop underground convention".
Yes and Yes.
...but i totally agree with your choice having recemtly seen the footage. You can see why they jacked the live shows in though...
at any of his live shows.
1st march(or was it may?) 2006 @ birmingham bar academy. i listened to the album about three days after this gig. :(
I've ever seen. Hopefully they'll come back soon, make sure you go then!
although given i now live in hull i'll probably have to book them myself :| (although they DID play here on their last tour... day after birmingham)
but radiohead south parks 2000 and ratm/atd-i the same year spring to mind
and the Rollercoaster Tour with:
Dinosaur Jr, The Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Blur.
that rollercoaster tour was ace
I went to the cardiff one
Nirvana at Reading 92 was rubbish though
In 1991, please.
nirvana at reading 92 were as good as they could have been, justified the hype to me anyway, and even if they were a bit ropey then the rest of the day was grunge heaven anyway :) Still wish I had gone the day before to see smashing pumkins in their prime, but while I'm wishing it would've been awesome to see them and the boredoms playing together at LOLapalooza 94, they only did it once!
I would have maimed to see the Trail of Dead/At The Drive in co headliner before their Reading performances, I also missed the Swirlies backing The Microphones/Phil Elvrum in London (had to leave before he started) and was heartbroken, I'd have loved to have seen one of the Flaming Lips' Zaireeka performances, and Elliott Smith live anywhere, preferably with the London Philharmonic Orchestra if that gig had actually happened...
oh and just for good measure, Frances McKee at the arts cafe a couple of years ago, had tickets and was too ill to go :/
Fucking hell. That's easily the coolest thing that Swindon's ever seen.
Not too sure about the support though...
Manics - Holy Bible-era
Kenickie's last ever gig. I went to a Tony fucking Adams book signing instead. True story.
big Tone in the flesh to be honest. legend.
reading 1991.i was blowing up an airbed at the time having just arrived.damn that airbed!! otherwise touch and go 25 in august:-
and on and on and on
Verve in 1993 would have been amazing
Godspeed, Sigur Ros and Fly Pan Am, Cockpit, Leeds
Jeff Buckley - Sin é
Tim Buckley + Jimi Hendrix (that one I seem to remember from Dream Brother)
The Doors + Van Morrison, Whiskey A Go Go - an extended Gloria Jam!
Guns N Roses, Faith No More and Soundgarden at Wembley Stadium in Summer 1992. But I was too scared to ask my boss for the day off. It would've been my first gig.
My job was selling lampshades on Bury market.
that i changed my mind about going to truck this year :( ALL MY FAVOURITE BANDS! IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY!
but it was ACTUALLY THE BEST THING EVER.
come next year!
That first gig poster you've linked to j_s, that looks absolutely AMAZING.
when was that?????
thats what i'm talkin bout.
probably the cribs supported by the pigeon detectives, the two most lively live acts around!
I'm more of a 'live for the now' and don't look back kinda guy.
Although I would muchly liked to have seen Sunny Day Real Estate, I think.
Black Sabbath at the Royal Albert Hall, 1971.
A Suede/Manics double header at Huxley's in Berlin in 1992. That would have been worth seeing.
And Tom Waits :(