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if they were supporting any other 'BAND' (in the widest terms possible)
A couple of years ago Throbbing Gristle played with Eiffel 65. THAT is pretty weird.
I don't think that can be beat.
My first gig was Stereophonics supported by Asian Dub Foundation on a NME tour (1997/8?); ADF were pretty much booed off (with some choice language thrown their way) by the 'phonics fans for daring to be Asian and to not own guitars.
Never showed that. But they do have guitar
just yer average middle of the road shit pop line up
what is it? My work computer blocks sites that are 'streamimg media'
Jay-Z, Girls Aloud and White Lies
Saturday 19 September 2009
so I could miss them, I reckon I'd have a fine evening out.
yeah, doesn't seem that weird, just a line-up of bands i don't care about....
-Money Trick, a Jesus Lizard cover band, opening for Girl Talk
-No Age + Battles
-Britt Daniel (backed by Janet Weiss) + Built to Spill (doing Perfect from Now On)
-Ratatat + Les Savy Fav
Granted none of those are as weird as Coldplay + Jay-Z or Eiffel 65 and Throbbing Gristle, butttt still kinda odd.
I am delighted to bring up the NME awards tour of 2000 (or 2001 perhaps) :
Amen supported by JJ72, Alfie, and Starsailor
this is Amen, the mental hard rock band, supported by three electro-acoustic ballad based bands. I almost went to it despite not liking any of the bands just to see what happened!
Nowt to fret about.
Hendrix supporting Engelbert Humperdinck, THAT was weird.
Urusei Yatsura opening for Autour de Lucie.
French fans of Autour de Lucie were quite... surprised...
^ were once supported by Shawoddywoddy!
Now thats fucked up! German avant garde industrial noise meets 50's doo wop revivalists!!
Also saw The Fall supported by a wank Evanescence-esque goth band a coupla years back in Oxford but Im assuming Mark E Smith was behind it as some kind of absurdist prank!!
...a friend went to see EMF, the support had to pull out, but they managed to get a last minute to replace them... The Wurzels.
My mate played drums for them. They were called Psychoelectron. And they were, indeed, wank.
Do you remember the bald cross-dressing guitarist? He's a secondary school teacher by trade.
Pearl Jam supported by the Vandals
Jay-Z sticks out in that he's produced at least three albums worth listening to.
but he gets to do the 'rock star' thing for a day, Girls Aloud get to do the hanging out with 'real' bands thing for the day and White Lies sure up the lad rock douche contingent, unsure whether they want to see 'rap/pop shit'
-ish, that had Rage Against the Machine (I think), supported by Sensor (fair enough) but the also supported by.....Lush!!!
had red hot chili peppers, foo fighters, qotsa, and feeder.
with pj harvey in between feeder and qotsa. which was really really weird
IT BLEW MY MIND.
* I'd really like to go see Jay Z and Girls Aloud- looks like a great gig.
It's just a Coldplay gig. With Jay-Z and Girls Aloud supporting. It's the weirdest thing ever. And certainly weirder than red hot chili peppers, foo fighters, qotsa, and feeder. What? WHAT?
Well done on your spectacular open-mindedness.
2 Coldplay gigs, in fact. Girls Aloud and Jay-Z aren't playing on the same day.
AND SAY THEY'RE NOT OPEN MINDED BECAUSE I'M A FILTHY COCK.
but this isn't *that* odd of a line up. It's no more bizarre than your average V Festival bill.
Surely it's more exciting to see different styles of music on the same night?
are definitely the "biggest" bands in their genres at the moment (well, amongst the biggest at least) so it is a bit weird because they could all headline on their own. it's pretty damn cool though!
It was changed in the week.
as i THINK that coldplay have handpicked their supports for this, i read somewhere about chris martin justifying picking GA as support as he loves them...?
If I was Chris Martin this is who I'd pick. Better than Bloc Party and Interpol or any of those safe bets.
If something's advertised as Coldplay with special guest Jay Z, then it's a Coldplay gig with Jay Z supporting.
at a Nottingham DiS night, though that was due to a cancellation and general xmasy fun vibes.
Saturday night was Smashing Pumpkins, Manics, EMF and Ride with Public Enemy headlining.
Ride and PE worked really well together, two totally different ends of current musical trends at the time, which is why it worked so well. There's nothing duller than watching half a dozen indie guitar bands in a row.
The Saturdays and The Sundays
the Happy Mondays?
what a travesty it was. even the police weren't that good, but Fergie was fucken appalling. she did a medlay of rolling stones songs! and changed costume at least four times in a support set!
BTW The police were pretty dull.
In (Uncut or something?) I read about an 80s gig with Showaddywaddy and (this is gonna be spelt wrong) Eizerserzien Neibauten.
thats why I shoudl read the thread before replyimg.
"filthy lucre" pistols supported by stabbing westward & some other metal crap band.