have you ever seen a band live,that were absolute crap compared to the cd/record/tape....i ask because i was with my youngest son to see,Mayday Parade...enjoyed there songs he played in the car..shite live...and on a reverse note.we went to see Busted last week,and i have to say very good live..P.S...bay city rollers a few months ago,,superb live lol
heres a list of most i can remember seen live....let you pick your best and worse....trying to make a lisst of the bands i have seen.heres what i remember so far............not alphabetical lol.........................Foo Fighters
My Chemical Romance
All Time Low
Florence and the Machine
Two Door Cinema Club
Ocean Colour Scene
Earth, Wind & Fire
Red Hot Chilli Pipers
Taking Back Sunday
We Are the
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
You Me at Six
A Day to Remember
Sleeping with Sirens
The Story So Far
Faith No More
A Day to Remember
Black Starr Riders
Kings of Leon
Thirty Seconds To Mars.x2
Bay City Rollers
Black Veil Brides.x3
The Black Keys
You Me At Six
From The Jam
I wasn't thrilled with Weezer. I really enjoy their songs, and while I don't regret going to see them live one, they are also not the kind of band I'd want to see again, unless someone offers me a free ticket.
I also went to see Arcade Fire and while it was a pretty good show, I wasn't particularly amazed as much as hipsters tell you that they are one of the most incredible live acts today, it really is not IMO. Just because a band has 7 members playing different instruments, that doesn't make it necessarily great. Royal Blood has only 2 member and they put a much energetic live show than Arcade Fire.
I have to say the worst gig I've seen was Smashing Pumpkins, and that could have been a great show if it wasn't for the fact that Billy Corgan wants to shove his most obscure songs down people's throats. I'm more of a casual SP fan, and while I don't necessarily want to see a gig where every single song has to be a hit single, but at I'd expect them to pick the best of the best from their deep track catalogue. Most people would agree that SP's best material comes from the 90s, and while most bands admit that they had reached a creative peak for a particular time period, that also means that they will give the audience what they want to hear. In Billy Corgan's case, he wants to convince everyone that SPs latest album is better than 'Mellon Collie'.
As far the shittiest live act I've seen on TV, that has to be Kylie Minogue, who can't sing live by any stretch. I really enjoyed that catchy 'Fever' album, but it does not translate well live at all. Also I once came across a Taylor Swift live performance, and it was the most boring crap I've ever seen. For starters, the girl doesn't have a good voice, and she tries way too hard to be entertaining, and it just comes across as lame. It baffles me how can someone sell out stadiums putting such a shitty act.
Cheap Trick was on the Howard Stern Show recently talking about their Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame induction, and their live performance was just horrendous, but of course Howard being a fanboy and out of courtesy for being on the show had to compliment them. I can name a dozen more artists who deserve an induction more than Cheap Trick.
Howard Stern also had 'Five Seconds of Summer' on, and needless to say they were absolute crap. Just to put it on nice terms, if that was a high school band, you'd say... OK boys, keep practicing, maybe a few girls will pay attention, but to actually have a record contract and tour around the world??!!
Worst gig I've ever attended (expecting something alright)
Free tickets my friend got George Thorogood tickets for his birthday, he admires the crap out of him.
That show was about an hour at the Greek Theater, Los Angeles. Terrible living room sound levels, horrible daylight performance. We left the place at 8:40 in daylight.
Lame lame lame lame lame.
And he even brought his daughter onstage to "jam" (*as if this is somehow cool) that wasted another 13 minutes. It was as if he'd run through a daytime "Rock n roll fantasy camp" performance.
Worst shit ever.
Lame band, Lame wannabe black blues music to begin with.
Anyways. CONVERSELY (!) I saw the COUNTING CROWS (again for free; neither my friend nor I wanted to go: he'd phoned in a radio show and shared his story about being denied entrance at Lego land by himself)
It was THE WALLFLOWERS and COUNTING CROWS
Both were good, but COUNTING CROWS had an exceptional touring guitarist with them and sounded fantastic even though I'd say most of their music is absolutely boring.
I was pleasantly surprised. Loved it
Also, I forgot to mention that I fell asleep on a Rufus Waiwright concert. The show was divided in 2 parts. The first part was him playing these melancholic songs from an album he dedicated to his late mother, and it just sent me into snooze mode. The second part was basically him playing the best of his catalogue, which I really enjoyed even though my wife is more of a fan than I am.