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While we're on these topics, who are the bands or performers you regret not having ever seen live and/or would like to see before they are no longer performing.

I have seen a lot of the bands I would have wanted to see but there are still quite a few that I regret not seeing and some that are still playing that are on my bucket list. I finally got to see Armored Saint and Faster Pussycat last year  :)

I'll add to this list, but off the top of my head, bands that I've never seen that wish I had seen are.
The Who (I had recent opportunity's but I would have liked to seen them when Entwhistle was still alive)
Gary Moore: opportunity's were few and far between as far as shows in my area over the years, I should have found a way  :(
UK: the reunion tours with Bozzio and Jobson were doable, but they weren't advertised well and I didn't hear about them till after the shows.

Someone Else? / List Of All Concerts You Attended
« on: February 14, 2018, 11:45:08 PM »
Here we go. I'm going to list in chronological order every concert I've been to for anybody that gives a rats ass, and just so I have a reference point list for future ease of information.  Anybody else who feels like spending the time to list all of theirs in here. I for one would love to check out your list.

70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Thunder
« on: February 10, 2018, 02:36:22 AM »
Thunder are an English hard rock/melodic heavy metal band from London formed in 1989 by former Terraplane members Danny Bowes (lead vocals), Luke Morley (guitar, vocals), and Gary "Harry" James (drums), along with second guitarist and keyboardist Ben Matthews and bassist Mark Luckhurst. Their debut album Backstreet Symphony was released in 1990 and reached #21 on the UK album charts and #114 on the US Billboard 200. Their 1992 follow up Laughing on Judgement Day reached #2. All nine singles released from those first two albums reached the UK singles top 40 chart. Luckhurst left the band in 1992. The band broke up in 2000 but reunited in 2002. They broke up again in 2009 but reformed a third time in 2011 and have been active since featuring four of the five original members Bowes, Morley, James, and Matthews with Chris Childs on bass who has been with the band since 1996. They have released eleven albums to date , the most recent 2017's Rip It Up.

Love Walked In:
Castles In The Sand:
Gimme Shelter (Stones cover):

Live at Donington 1990
Love Walked In Live High Voltage Festival Reunion 2011

Until My Dying Day Live 1990

At The End Of The Road Live (full show)

Live in London 1990

I Want Your Body
Talking To Myself:

Good band, thanks Radardude  8)


QUEENSRYCHE: / Queensryche 2018 Show Reviews & Tour Discussion
« on: January 30, 2018, 01:54:17 AM »
On to a new year of Live show reviews and tour discussion.

I guess I might have to make my return to M3 this year as the band has announced they will be performing at this years festival on May 5th, It may be my only chance to catch them before later in the year, so I may have to jump on that one. If Scott isn't back by then I give up hope on his return as it will at that point have been over a year since he took leave.

Queensryche is headlining the Saturday lineup, which also includes Ace Frehley, the full lineup is below. I refuse to do two nights and have to stay over so unfortunately I will miss Faster Pussycat on Friday night  :( hopefully they play a club show around me that week while they are in the area.

Progressive Rock / 21'st Century Schizoid Band
« on: January 20, 2018, 03:21:41 PM »
21'st Century Schizoid Band is a group of former King Crimson members that formed a touring band in 2002 playing King Crimson material. The initial band lineup consisted of drummer Michael Giles, bassist Peter Giles, Mel Collins on saxophone, flute and keyboards, Ian McDonald also on sax, flute and keyboards all of these for were involved in early King Crimson. They were joined by Jakko Jakszyk on vocals and guitar. Ian Wallace another early years Crimson member replaced Michael Giles in 2003. The band was active from 2002-2004 and released four live albums. Ian Wallace passed away in 2007.

Jakko Jakszyk and Mel Collins went on to work with Robert Fripp as a trio Jaksszyk, Fripp and Collins (A King Crimson ProjeKt) releasing the album Scarcity of Miracles in 2011 (Tony Levin and Gavin Harrison also performed on the record). Jakszyk and Collins are both presently in the new King Crimson incarnation.

21'st Century Schizoid Man live Japan 2002:

Cirkus Live in New York:

Starless Live in New York:

Epitaph Live Tokyo 2002:

Ladies of the Road Live West Hollywood 2004:

Live Tokyo Japan 2002 Full Show

Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins
The Other Man:
The Price We Pay:

Progressive Rock / Aphrodite's Child
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:33:05 PM »
Aphrodite's Child was a Greek progressive rock band formed by keyboardist Vangelis Papathanassiou (who would later go by the abbreviated Vangelis), bassist and vocalist Demis Roussos, drummer and vocalist Laukas Sideras and guitarist Silver Koulouris. The bands first single recorded and released in France in 1968 "Rain and Tears" was an immediate hit in France and other European nations, they released their debut album End of the World later that year. The band then relocated to London and released their second album It's Five O'clock in 1970.

In late 1970 the band began recording Vangelis's musical adaptation of the biblical Book of Revelations, entitled 666. The double record concept album leaning more in the vein of Psychedelic and progressive rock did not sit well with the other band members and by the time it was finally released in 1972 the band had already broken up.

Vangelis and Roussos both went on to have successful solo careers, Roussos as a pop singer and Vangelis widely regarded in Electronica music. Vangelis turned down an offer to join Yes in 1974 as Rick Wakeman's replacement but went on to play  with Jon Anderson (Yes) on four albums. Vangelis also did the film scores for Chariots of Fire (Academy Award) as well as Blade Runner, Missing Antarctica, 1492 Conquest of Paradise, and Alexander. Roussos died in 2015.

Despite the bands short duration and lack of hits outside of Europe, their album 666 is considered their masterwork and was one of the very first concept albums.

666 (full album) 1972

End Of The World (1968) full album:

It's Five O'Clock:

Rain and Tears:

The Four Horseman:

Progressive Rock / Matching Mole
« on: January 15, 2018, 08:57:47 PM »
Matching Mole was an English progressive rock band formed by founding Soft Machine drummer and vocalist Robert Wyatt following the release of his solo album The End Of An Ear (1970) joined in this band by David Sinclair (Caravan) on organ and piano, Phil Miller on guitar, and Bill MacCormick on bass. The name being a pun on the French translation of the name of his previous band Soft Machine (Machine Molle). The bands debut album, largely composed by Wyatt himself was a self titled album released in 1972, their second album also released in 1972 Matching Mole's little Red Record was produced by Robert Fripp of King Crimson and featured Dave MacRae replacing Sinclair. The band disbanded after a tour supporting Soft Machine in September 1972. A new lineup featuring Wyatt, MacCormick, ex Curved Air keyboardist Francis Monkman and jazz saxophonist Gary Windo was set to record a third album in 1973 but was halted when Wyatt drunkenly fell from a fourth story window at a party and was paralyzed from the waist down and wheelchair bound thereafter.

Rockenstock 1972 French TV

1971 album sessions Part Of The Dance jam

BBC 1972 Marchides/Instant Pussy

Smoke Signal BBC 1972

Part of the Dance/Brandy as in Benj BBC 1972

Full BBC Radio One Live Paris Theatre, London 1972

Smoke Signals live

Memories Membrane (outtake)

Progressive Rock / Amon Duul II
« on: January 15, 2018, 08:28:08 PM »
Amon Duul II (2) is a German progressive rock band considered to be one of the founders of the Krautrock scene, formed in a West German commune I the late sixties. Founding members included Chris Karrer, Dieter Serfas, John Wienzierl, Renati Knaup-Krotenschwanz. The band went through several lineup changes over the years and initially disbanded in 1981.

Their first album Phallus Dei was released in 1969, and was followed by Yeti (1970), Tanz Der Lemminge (1971), Carnival In Babylon (1972), Wolf City (1972), Utopia (1973), Hijack (1974), Made In Germany (1975), Pyragony X (1976), Almost Alive (1977), Only Human (1979), Vortex (1981), Nada Moonshine (1995), and Duulerium (2010) in addition to three live albums.

Yeti (full album) 1970
Phallus Dei (full album) 1969

Live 1970 Between The Eyes/ Paralyzed/Eye Shaking King

Live 1975 clip:

Live in Jericho 1977:

Tanz Der Lemminge (full album) 1971

Progressive Rock / Primiata Fornaria Marconi (PFM)
« on: January 15, 2018, 07:56:22 PM »
Primiata Fornaria Marconi, later referred to as PFM are an Italian progressive rock band. They were the first Italian rock band to have success abroad charting in both the UK and USA. The core original lineup was made up of Franco Mussida (guitars, vocals), Flavio Premoli (keyboards), Luciano Davesi, who preceded Giorgio Piazza (bass), and Franz Di Cioccio (drums, vocals). The bands first two albums Storia Di In Minuto (1972) and Per Un Amico (1972) were recoded in Italian, after coming to the attention of Greg Lake (ELP) while that band was on tour in Italy, the band were signed to ELP's Manticore label and then released five albums with English lyrics from 1973-1977 beginning with Photo's Of Ghosts. Following this album Piazza left the band and was replaced by Patrick Djivas who has remained with the band since. In 1975 the band enlisted singer Bernardo Lanzetti, and released the album Chocolate Kings. Through multiple lineup changes the band continues presently with original member Franz Di Ciocco and Djivas. The band has released nineteen studio albums.

Definitely worthy of a skim through listen.

Live tv 1974:

Live In The USA 1974 (full album)

Photo's Of Ghosts (full album)

Chocolate Kings (full album)

Per Un Amico (full album): 

Progressive Rock / Soft Machine
« on: January 15, 2018, 07:23:38 PM »
Soft Machine was an English Progressive and jazz band from Canterbury. Part of the infamous Canterbury music scene of the late sixties. Though not achieving much commercial success, they are critically acclaimed as being a highly influential band. The band was formed in 1966 by Robert Wyatt (drums, vocals), Kevin Ayers (bass, guitar, vocals), Daevid Allen (guitar), Mike Ratledge (keyboards) and later joined by Hugh Hopper (bass). Wyatt, Ayers and hopper had been the nucleus of a prior band The Wilde Flowers, later incarnations of that band would make up members of Caravan (another Canterbury progressive band). The band continued on with several different lineups through the years including a few year stint with Alan Holdsworth on guitar (1973-75). Robert Wyatt left the band in 1971 and went on to form Matching Mole. That band was about to record their third album, when in June of 1973 during a birthday part for Gong's Gilli Smyth, a drunken Wyatt fell from a fourth story window leaving him paralyzed from the waist down and in a wheel chair to this day. Ratledge was the longest standing member (he left after the 1975 album Bundles, which featured Holdsworth on guitar) later day members carried on the band thereafter with no original members remaining. A lineup of which still performs currently.

The band released  ten albums. The self titled debut features the lineup with Ratledge, Ayers and Wyatt. The sophomore album Volume Two features Ratledge, Hopper and Wyatt. 1970's double album Third, and 1971's Fourth features the Ratledge, Dean, Hopper, Wyatt lineup. 1972's Fifth saw the departure of Wyatt, and features a lineup of Ratledge, Dean, Hopper, Howard, Marshall. For 1973's double album Six the lineup was Ratledge, Jenkins, Hopper and Marshall. Another 1973 album Seven saw the lineup of Ratledge, Jenkins, Babbington and Marshall. For 1975's Bundles the lineup was Ratledge, Jenkins, Holdsworth, Babbington and Marshall. They released two more albums Softs (1976) and Land of Cockayne (1981) with no original members in the lineup.

Hope For Happiness 1967 TV
Moon In June Live Bilzen Jazz and Pop Festival 1969

1968 footage

Switzerland 1974 footage

Soft Machine One (full album)
Soft Machine Volume Two (full album)

Soft Machine: Bundles (with Alan Holdsworth on guitar) full album


Progressive Rock / EGG
« on: January 15, 2018, 06:36:45 PM »
Egg was a English progressive band formed in London in 1969. The trio of band members Dave Stewart (not the guy from the Eurythmics) on keyboards, Mont Campbell on bass and vocals and Clive Brooks on drums were 3/4 of the band Uriel, which had Steve Hillage on guitar. Upon Hillage's departure they renamed the band Egg and kept it as a trio with no guitarist. The band released their self titled debut album in 1970, followed by The Polite Force in 1971. They split up in 1972 while having enough material for a third release but no record label, eventually in 1974 that third and farewell album The Civil Surface was released. In 1985 the compilation album Seven Is A Jolly Good Time was released. Two archival live material has also seen release The Metronomical Society (2007) and BBC Sessions And More 1968-72 (2015).
Drummer Clive Brooks died last May.

Enneagram Live BBC Radio 1 1972

Live mid 1970

Live (bootleg) Chalk Farm Roundhouse, London 1970

Wring Out The Ground (Loosely Now) 1972 BBC

Seven Is A Jolly Good Time BBC 1969:

Dave Stewart and Mont Campbell with the band they formed after the breakup of Egg "National Health", Bill Bruford on drums.
National Health: Paracelsus live 1976
National Health: Elephants Live 1976

Egg self titled album (full album):

Egg second album "The Polite Force" (full album):

Egg farewell album "The Civil Surface" (full album)

Some pretty good prog jamming on these. check them out.

70's Classic Rock / Aynsley Dunbar
« on: January 08, 2018, 04:23:31 PM »
Aynsley Dunbar,

This English drummer has one of the most remarkable resume's in rock and roll history if you ask me. Some of his stuff has been posted up in other threads on this forum as the guy has played with so many legendary acts, and almost played with a few more. He is inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame as a member of Journey.

Early on his career began in 1963 playing in a few English bands before being seriously considered as the drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience losing by coin flip to Mitch Mitchell. He then went on play with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in 1966 and 1967 followed by a short stint in the Jeff Beck Group, after which he formed  Aynsley Dunbar's Retaliation. Retaliation released four albums in 1969 and 1970 with Aynsley co writing the song Warning (later covered by Black Sabbath on their debut).

Dunbar was unsuccessfully recruited by Robert Fripp to join King Crimson following their original lineup breakup but turned Fripp down (Bill Bruford got the gig instead) he then went on to play with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, with the mothers he played on the classic releases Chunga's Revenge, Filmore East June,1971, 200 Motels, Just Another Band From LA, and Apostrophe among others.  He then played with David Bowie on the albums Pin Ups and Diamond Dogs, Lou Reed (Berlin), also on albums by Mick Ronson, Nils Lofgren, Ian Hunter and Sammy Hagar.

 Dunbar then joined Journey playing on the bands first four albums before joining Jefferson Starship for the classic albums Freedom At Point Zero, Modern Times and Winds of Change. He then went on to play with Whitesnake on the classic 1987 self titled album. He later was with UFO on the Michael Schenker reunion albums Covenant and Sharks, on Ronnie Montrose's The Diva Station album, Leslie West Blues To Die For and Jake E Lee's Retraced.

Quite the resume of Rock and Roll.

Aynsley Dunbar's retaliation seldom gets much attention or credit, here is that material, definitely worth a good listen.

Warning (mostly known as performed by Black Sabbath on their debut album) Yes, these guy's did it first and Aynsley co wrote the song.

I'm Tore Down live 1968

Blue Whale (1970) full album

Doctor Dunbar's Prescription (1969) full album

Remains To Be Heard (1970) full album

To Mum, From Aynsley and the Boys (1969) full album

90's to present Heavy Metal Bands / The Dead Daisies
« on: January 08, 2018, 03:50:37 PM »
The Dead Daisies presently consist of founding member David Lowy (rhythm guitar), John Corabi (lead vocals), Doug Aldrich (lead guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) and newest addition Deen Castronova (formerly of Journey) on drums. The band originally was formed by David Lowy and vocalist Jon Stevens. Other members who have passed through the bands existence since 2012 were Guns and Roses alumni Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus and Frank Ferrer along with drummers John Tempesta and Brian Tichy. Great to see John Corabi and hopefully a now stable lineup here this band could make some noise hopefully this succeeds. Always loved the self titled Motley Crue album with Corabi.

Long Way To Go:


Midnight Moses (Alex Harvey Band cover)

Live in Copenhagen 8/6/17 Full Show

Someone Else? / 2018 Rockers We Lost
« on: January 08, 2018, 02:58:15 PM »
First addition to the list for this year, sadly just months before the bands induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is founding member of the Moody Blues Ray Thomas. Thomas was on every classic album the band made and was a member until retiring in 2002 due to health issues. He sang, co wrote songs and played the flute, his flute solo in Nights In White Satin was always classic.

70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Excalibur
« on: January 02, 2018, 11:17:11 PM »
Excalibur was a short lived New Wave of British Heavy Metal band from England. Members that passed through the band during their career span consisted of vocalist Paul McBride, guitarists Steve Blades and Paul Solynskyj, bassists Dean Wilson, Geoff Livermore, and Marten Hawthorne and drummers Dave Sykes, Stewart Meer and Mick Dodson. Recorded material includes a 1984 demo titled "Back before Dawn", the 1985 EP "The Bitter End", a demo from 1987 called "1987 Demo" and a full length album from 1990 titled "One Strange Night".

Haunted By The Shadows:

The Bitter End (full EP recording)

Death's Door:


Running Scared:

Only Time Can Tell:

Come on and Rock (demo)

Frozen Promises:

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