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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 16:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Who has been the greatest live act ever?







The Stones, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Queen, Pink Floyd, Bowie, Nirvana or someone else? 







This Day in Music have just started a poll to find out. If you fancy voting for who you think should win go to http://www.thisdayinmusic.com







You can vote for any act, just go to 'other' on the list.



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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I sincerely believe it was Queen. I think there can`t be any other opinions.

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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 17:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen! At live at the bowl especially


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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 20:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm going to commit sacrilege here and say Floyd. Their 1969 Royal Albert Hall show practically invented the eclectic set designs bands would later copy, not to mention their use of a gorilla firing a cannon and a massive pink smoke bomb to herald the entry of pyrotechnics into the concert arena.

Granted, the band's later live work (Gilmour-only period, think P*U*L*S*E) was lacking in engaging set design and special effects, but their pioneering 1970s act really laid the foundation that other bands (Queen among them) would build upon.



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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 01:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm surprised The Who aren't included among the groups you could vote for. On a personal note, being biased...of course I think and will vote that Queen is the greatest.



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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 07:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 07:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, where is The Who?


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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen by far.

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Thunderbolt wrote:

I'm going to commit sacrilege here and say Floyd. Their 1969 Royal Albert Hall show practically invented the eclectic set designs bands would later copy, not to mention their use of a gorilla firing a cannon and a massive pink smoke bomb to herald the entry of pyrotechnics into the concert arena.

Granted, the band's later live work (Gilmour-only period, think P*U*L*S*E) was lacking in engaging set design and special effects, but their pioneering 1970s act really laid the foundation that other bands (Queen among them) would build upon.


Have to agree with you. The Floyd were always great in terms of live shows. I read that they even performed the whole Piper At The Gates Of Dawn album in 1967 (with Syd). That must have been a blast!







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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Joe Satriani.



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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 09:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Who... that was THE live band in the 60's and 70's...



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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm voting for EVERYONE, apart from the shitty people.




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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That poll sucks because The Who are not listed. I guess Queen are the best band live...but I've never seen them in person, mind you. After that, I'd say the Who, followed by Led Zeppelin and then Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.



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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My top 3:

1: Queen
2: Aerosmith
3: Led Zeppelin


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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 13:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thunderbolt is correct here, with Pink Floyd laying down the foundation for magnificent live acts, but I sincerely believe that Queen used that foundation and took it farther, so I will say, I truly believe it was Queen.



By the way, i'm listening to Live at the Bowl right now.


"Somebody to Love" is my favourite song from that concert. Amazing.



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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Spiritinthesky wrote:



 



Who has been the greatest live act ever?



 



 



 



The Stones, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Queen, Pink Floyd, Bowie, Nirvana or someone else? 



 



 



 



This Day in Music have just started a poll to find out. If you fancy voting for who you think should win go to http://www.thisdayinmusic.com

 



 



 



You can vote for any act, just go to 'other' on the list.





 


Thats pretty obvious isnt it, of course its QUEEN, the others are just garbage in comparision, both in music, live performance, singing etc








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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yawn...that fucking TROLL again.

Well I have to say:

The 60s, The Who

The 70s, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd

The 80s, Queen

The 90s, U2(Zoo-TV anyone, great shows!)

Nowadays, well, Heaven and hell put up a great show, ´tallica aswell...Depeche Mode on the 05-06 tour...


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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 15:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Dr. Pepper(The Spiceman) wrote:

Yawn...that fucking TROLL again.

Well I have to say:

The 60s, The Who

The 70s, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd

The 80s, Queen

The 90s, U2(Zoo-TV anyone, great shows!)

Nowadays, well, Heaven and hell put up a great show, ´tallica aswell...Depeche Mode on the 05-06 tour...



Troll is your middle name you stupid fuck! you obviously dont know shit about music or you would know that what im saying is FACT.






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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Who. 

As Roger Taylor put it a few years ago; "Where the fuck were the Who?"
They would definitely get my vote, for a good chunk of the stuff I've heard from 69-75.  The Who gain favour with me for the same reason that Queen do - there's 4 guys, one of whom is just a singer most of the time, but they deliver a very broad sound, simply because they know their instruments and play them like mother-fuckers.  The Who win for me though because (in their most active moments, at least) they were crazier.
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Posted: 18 Oct 08, 18:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:


Brian, I love you, but I've never seen you headbutt a Gibson and then throw it at a cymbal.



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