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Posted: 23 May 08, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Classic Rock Magazine has compiled a list of the 50 best live acts of all time.



1. Led Zeppelin
2. The Who
3. AC/DC
4. Hendrix
5. Pink Floyd
6. Queen
7. Iron Maiden
8. Rolling Stones
9. Kiss
10. Beatles
11. Aerosmith
12. Van Halen
13. Guns n Roses
14. Radiohead
15. Rage Against The Machine
16. Cream
17. Bruce Springsteen
18. The Clash
19. Thin Lizzy
20. UFO
21. Yes
22. The Police
23. Slayer
24. Rammstein
25. Motörhead
26. U2
27. Soundgarden
28. Ramones
29. David Bowie
30. Fugazi
31. Paul McCartney
32. REM
33. Status Quo
34. Nirvana
35. Rainbow
36. Rush
37. Fleetwood Mac
38. Marillion
39. Motley Crüe
40. Metallica
41. Jeff Beck
42. Deep Purple
43. Alice Cooper
44. Genesis
45. Sensational Alex Harvey band
46. Dio
47. Grateful Dead
48. Heart
49. Muse
50. Rory Gallagher

Muse 49th?? WTF?


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Posted: 23 May 08, 10:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What a predictable and "meh" list.

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Posted: 23 May 08, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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What a predictable and "meh" list.


I cant believe Metallica are 40th...Ive seen them 5 times and its always been a fantastic show, apart from the Freddie Tribute which was a bit dull.


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Posted: 23 May 08, 11:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Vote for Queen.

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Posted: 23 May 08, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

These lists are completely irrelevant, and merely reflect a contrived taste of a douchebag who wanted to get laid, but couldn't learn to play the bass.

Ask and members of this forum will come up with 50 completely different but equally justifiable lists.



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Posted: 23 May 08, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Fairy King wrote:

Classic Rock Magazine has compiled a list of the 50 best live acts of all time.



1. Led Zeppelin
2. The Who
3. AC/DC
4. Hendrix
5. Pink Floyd
6. Queen
7. Iron Maiden
8. Rolling Stones
9. Kiss
10. Beatles
11. Aerosmith
12. Van Halen
13. Guns n Roses
14. Radiohead
15. Rage Against The Machine
16. Cream
17. Bruce Springsteen
18. The Clash
19. Thin Lizzy
20. UFO
21. Yes
22. The Police
23. Slayer
24. Rammstein
25. Motörhead
26. U2
27. Soundgarden
28. Ramones
29. David Bowie
30. Fugazi
31. Paul McCartney
32. REM
33. Status Quo
34. Nirvana
35. Rainbow
36. Rush
37. Fleetwood Mac
38. Marillion
39. Motley Crüe
40. Metallica
41. Jeff Beck
42. Deep Purple
43. Alice Cooper
44. Genesis
45. Sensational Alex Harvey band
46. Dio
47. Grateful Dead
48. Heart
49. Muse
50. Rory Gallagher



These things are just to get people talking.

I beleive Metallica at 40. I have a hard time with Beatles at 10 (say what? They were horrible in concert, not that you could even hear them).

Kiss at 9... gimme a break. Maybe for 2-3 years in the 70s....

Springsteen needs to be in the top 5. Rush needs to be in the top 10.

Hendrex needs to drop a few spots. I find his live performances really sloppy. Maybe you had to be there to appreciate...

Guns N Roses needs to drop some spots too.

David Bowie's placement would depend on what year you're talking about. He could be anywhere from 5 to 500.

Lastly... Who the hell is Sensational Alex Harvey?

Edit. Sorry for the pink... don't know how it happened!

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Posted: 23 May 08, 12:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

where is Journey?! Muse!! What the fuck?

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Posted: 23 May 08, 12:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From one to six is PERFECT and TRUE. Muwahwhawhahahaha. Great bands. :D



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Posted: 23 May 08, 13:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Deep Purple at 42 is a joke... top 10 easily...

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Posted: 23 May 08, 13:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Fairy King wrote:

Classic Rock Magazine has compiled a list of the 50 best live acts of all time.



1. Led Zeppelin
2. The Who
3. AC/DC
4. Hendrix
5. Pink Floyd
6. Queen
7. Iron Maiden
8. Rolling Stones
9. Kiss
10. Beatles
11. Aerosmith
12. Van Halen
13. Guns n Roses
14. Radiohead
15. Rage Against The Machine
16. Cream
17. Bruce Springsteen
18. The Clash
19. Thin Lizzy
20. UFO
21. Yes
22. The Police
23. Slayer
24. Rammstein
25. Motörhead
26. U2
27. Soundgarden
28. Ramones
29. David Bowie
30. Fugazi
31. Paul McCartney
32. REM
33. Status Quo
34. Nirvana
35. Rainbow
36. Rush
37. Fleetwood Mac
38. Marillion
39. Motley Crüe
40. Metallica
41. Jeff Beck
42. Deep Purple
43. Alice Cooper
44. Genesis
45. Sensational Alex Harvey band
46. Dio
47. Grateful Dead
48. Heart
49. Muse
50. Rory Gallagher

Muse 49th?? WTF?


You should never read a magazine that only rates Queen as 6th. What is this Classic Rock Magazine? Do they mean Q+PR or are they referring to Queen with the rock god Freddie. If they refer to Freddie as 6th then all copies should be burnt or censored!

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Posted: 23 May 08, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This list is impossible to rank...

First off... NOBODY could have possibly seen all these bands in concert for comparison's sake.

Second, your talking about bands who's careers stretched over decades. Are we assuming that the ranking is each of these bands at their peak? Averaged? Original members or best version of the band?

Third, there are so many diferrent genres here, that it becomes silly to try to compare. Can you honestly rank Grateful Dead concerts versus Rammstien?




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Posted: 23 May 08, 13:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Champipple wrote:

This list is impossible to rank...

First off... NOBODY could have possibly seen all these bands in concert for comparison's sake.

Second, your talking about bands who's careers stretched over decades. Are we assuming that the ranking is each of these bands at their peak? Averaged? Original members or best version of the band?

Third, there are so many diferrent genres here, that it becomes silly to try to compare. Can you honestly rank Grateful Dead concerts versus Rammstien?




You miss the point - NOBODY could have possibly seen all these bands in concert for comparison's sake. - It doesn't matter QUEEN are the No1 (with Freddie of cause) - and in No2 you should check out - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=14S6mSPqU9o



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Posted: 23 May 08, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was expecting a Rick Roll... thankfully that link is actually pretty awesome!



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Posted: 23 May 08, 14:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Champipple wrote:

I was expecting a Rick Roll... thankfully that link is actually pretty awesome!



Freddie has to be No1 so the best that Treasure Movement - sorry moment can ever expect to be is No2!

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Posted: 23 May 08, 14:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Lastly... Who the hell is Sensational Alex Harvey?


Alex Harvey was the lead singer of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. They were one of Scotlands finest rock bands along with Nazareth imo. Incidently, the guitarist from Alex Harvey Band Zal Cleminson briefly joined Nazareth for a couple of years. Although Alex Harvey is long since dead, his backing band still tour now and then.

Heres a few clips from YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_hKrLfB_O4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqx5j-FuqeI&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQoM9O0c-h8&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zuuwG7NuPk&feature=related

These TV clips dont really do his stage act justice as he was a LOT wilder than this live. And you can also see where Fish got bits of his act for the early Marillion days.





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Posted: 23 May 08, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

loved the sahb,great act.on youtube harvey on whistle test singing delilah.

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Posted: 23 May 08, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought David Bowie would have placed higher on the list.

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Posted: 23 May 08, 17:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As far as singing is concerned...

Well, I just say one thing: Liars! lol

Yes. Liar, 1985, Rock in Rio.

Huge audience. One of the greatest ever, like in São Paulo, 1981.

Freddie sings higher than in recording, but it's not only that: the way he controls pitch, color, articulation and the way he holds the notes without using vibrato - which is, however, great when the piece is intended to be sung with it, and it's a difficult technique to master: people often confuse vibrato with inability to sustain a note - is enough to rest my case.

The whole body of the guy is singing. Take a look. He uses his whole body, every muscle. It's impressive, it sends chills down your spine so perfect is the tune, articulation and the clever change in the tone.

He reminds me of bass or baritone opera singers, but...boy, singing for thousands and thousands of people and rocking hard.

Just this song is enough to put him in first place as far as singing is concerned. And, one may argue, it's one of Freddie's worst periods...






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Posted: 23 May 08, 17:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

david (galashiels) wrote:

loved the sahb,great act.on youtube harvey on whistle test singing delilah.

most 70s rock fans will remember SAHB for Faith Healer
not a bad tune - but ruined a little by an overlong and tediously repetitive intro....once it gets going it's a stormer of s tune tho


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Posted: 23 May 08, 18:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yara wrote:

As far as singing is concerned...

Well, I just say one thing: Liars! lol

Yes. Liar, 1985, Rock in Rio.

Huge audience. One of the greatest ever, like in São Paulo, 1981.

Freddie sings higher than in recording, but it's not only that: the way he controls pitch, color, articulation and the way he holds the notes without using vibrato - which is, however, great when the piece is intended to be sung with it, and it's a difficult technique to master: people often confuse vibrato with inability to sustain a note - is enough to rest my case.

The whole body of the guy is singing. Take a look. He uses his whole body, every muscle. It's impressive, it sends chills down your spine so perfect is the tune, articulation and the clever change in the tone.

He reminds me of bass or baritone opera singers, but...boy, singing for thousands and thousands of people and rocking hard.

Just this song is enough to put him in first place as far as singing is concerned. And, one may argue, it's one of Freddie's worst periods...





in Rio, Freddie was a way out of shape chub, and was singing to the fat lady in the back to bring more applie pies, hence the pitch