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Old 07-12-2007, 04:45 PM   #31
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Queen with Freddie Mercury were indeed awesome live.

Elvis Costello - every show is full of energy, his voice is strong as ever, and I've seen him numerous times. Has a great catalog of music to play from.

Roger Waters - great voice, great show every time. Never disappointing!

Midnight Oil with Peter Garrett. Those were the days
So much Power & Passion live it's unreal. Rob Hurst pounding those drums, and Peter all over the place, great vocals, I miss them

I'd name more, but the ones above (except Queen) I have seen more than once.

Just saw Chris Cornell last night, and he was incredible, as he was when I saw him with Audioslave
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Pearl Jam!!! Vedder rocking the fuck out with a bottle in his hand and playing to a huge open air venue overlooking the beautiful Ben Franklin bridge & the Philadelphia skyline on a warm summer night! I was there.
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a tie between Bruce and E Street, The Flaming Lips, and Arcade Fire.

If I see any of these bands live, there will need to be a defibrillator on-site.
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Other than U2, Muse. No question.
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:41 PM   #35
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as for the original topic... probably the best concert I've been to besides U2 was Bloc Party. They're very energetic live and it was just so much fun rockin out in GA up front. I love bands you can jump to practically the whole show

Arcade Fire is good too but frankly I don't get why everyone seems to think they're the second coming of Jesus or whatever. I mean, they are good live, but they're not the best I've seen but they're still very young and show much potential.

I couldn't agree with you more if I tried, Atomic!

Seriously, Bloc Party is amazing live. I never thought a band I'd only recently discovered would shoot up to my Top 5 concerts of all time!

And again, with Arcade Fire, everyone I know was touting them as the second coming live . . . and, well, they were really good, but by no means great. I love their albums, but I think their live performance was a bit overrated.

Aside from U2, my picks would have to be Radiohead, Bloc Party and Underworld. Those are probably the best shows I've ever been to (U2 gets 2 spots, 1 for Zoo TV - Inside Broadcast and 1 for Vertigo).
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There are loads of bands/singers who aren't quite in that top tier who are fantastic live, for varying reasons. Just a few from the last few months who were unreal: Michael Franti/Spearhead, the Scissor Sisters, Lyrics Born, Damien Rice.
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Fitz and AB are spreading heresy!
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Radiohead (not seen [YET ] but talking in terms of playing their stuff live out of their studio where most bands will thrive sadly )
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Fitz and AB are spreading heresy!

It would be heresy if I had never seen Arcade Fire and said they were overrated live.

However, I have seen Arcade Fire live, and therefore, I can say from empirical experience, they are overrated live.

So there!
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Best live acts I've seen besides U2 are, in no particular order, Radiohead, Arcade Fire and the White Stripes.
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It would be heresy if I had never seen Arcade Fire and said they were overrated live.

However, I have seen Arcade Fire live, and therefore, I can say from empirical experience, they are overrated live.

So there!
yep same here

I'll admit that Rebellion (Lies) and Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) were really great live. Also they didn't play Wake Up which I bet is great live...they're good, no doubt, but they're not the most amazing band I've ever seen. U2, Bloc Party, and Wilco are definitely better, or at least I enjoyed them more. Bright Eyes and The Killers were really good too, probably about on par with AF.

one of my favourite shows was seeing Alien Ant Farm...the actual concert was pretty much straight moshing but afterwards I hung out backstage for like an hour and played the guitarist's guitar
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The Tragically Hip next best thing to U2 LIVE !

Two of rocks best frontmen,,, VIVA Bono and Gord!
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It would be heresy if I had never seen Arcade Fire and said they were overrated live.

However, I have seen Arcade Fire live, and therefore, I can say from empirical experience, they are overrated live.

So there!
Heresy

n.

An opinion or a doctrine at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from or denial of Roman Catholic dogma by a professed believer or baptized church member.
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Out of all the acts I've seen:

REM
Pearl Jam
Ryan Adams
Tori Amos
Ours
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Best live act other than PEARL JAM....

Um, U2 is ok! Also Ben Harper.

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