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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:25 am    Post subject: If you could... Reply with quote

If you could Travel Time and see three gigs, what would you it be?

I'd go see Pink Floyd show at the UFO
An ealy The Who set and a Velvet Underground, white light white heat Era. Damn i need a Time Machine !
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I would go with you to all 3 of those gigs!
I would also see Silver Apples in the 60s...
maybe an early Sex Pistols gig...
an early Fugs gig...
Many others!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow good question!

I think i'd go back to the infamous The Cure show on the Pornography tour where they were set on breaking up during the middle of a tour...on this "final show" they all played different instruments. Brussels, 1982. No footage of this show exists I believe.

"the band fumbled through a freeform 14-minute jam, loaded with venom, that they called "The Cure is Dead." It featured Cure roadie Gary Biddles on the mic, and he seized the spotlight with a drunken tirade attacking Smith and drummer Lol Tolhurst. Smith responded by throwing drumsticks at Biddles' head, the band had it out on stage, and bassist Simon Gallup quit. Two years later, Biddles brokered a reunion between Smith and Gallup, who rejoined the band. Three decades later, Smith and Gallup are still soldiering on."
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, so you mean The Cure actually broke up for two years in 1982 then reformed? Does that account for the difference in their early post-punk sound and the more romantic/pop sound of their other material? I guess I could just look this up on Wikipedia for myself.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Similar to Mama's wish to check out this (in)famous Cure gig of which no audio-visual documentation seems to exist, I'm reminded of a thing I once read about a "lost" Jimi Hendrix gig. Apparently the Jimi Hendrix Experience had a gig booked the day that Dr Martin Luther King Jr was killed in 1968, and they decided to play the whole set as an explosive free-improvisation that was so emotional the audience was devastated and no recording exists... True? Or just apocryphal? I forget where I read this story.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was too young for the Smiths so I'd go there. And an old Bob Dylan gig. x
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jefflewis wrote:
Interesting, so you mean The Cure actually broke up for two years in 1982 then reformed? Does that account for the difference in their early post-punk sound and the more romantic/pop sound of their other material? I guess I could just look this up on Wikipedia for myself.


Yeah count me in. The Cure were my first gig ever, desintegration tour. Their first lp still is the record i've listened to the most in my life
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Cure never officially broke up though they were reduced to a duo and Smith was clearly losing interest for a while, joining Siouxsie and the Banshees and stuff. They still managed to put out records pretty consistently.

The major change in the Cure's sound I'd say came earlier, between their first and second albums, when Simon Gallup first joined and a desire to do something darker. Though in Gallup's two year absence there was another watershed moment in the release of their first overtly "poppy" single, "Let's Go To Bed" (as a joke?), which led the way to a lot more pop and experimenting with styles outside their default lethargic gloom.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know any of that, I didn't know the Cure was a duo for a time? I guess I need to read the Cure wikipedia page...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would wanna be a patient at the napa state mental hospital when the cramps came to play
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good one!
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