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Gigs you'll never see the like of again.

  • 16-04-2022 2:41am
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,781 ✭✭✭✭ bodhrandude


    The recent Dead Kennedys thread has given me inspiration to start this thread, spurred on by @NewbridgeIR posting that Dead Kennedys video from 1984, I think its nice to have a thread to look back on these legendary concerts. Now this could probably go to any of the other sub forums but I think it fits here as it is events, but events of the past that we should never forget.

    I'll start the ball rolling with this deadly nearly an hour footage of The Birthday Party filmed circa 1982 / 83.


    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,781 ✭✭✭✭ bodhrandude


    Nice one NewbridgeIRL, and now for something completely different, I think I exhausted the Nick Mason thread so I'll post the original abridged version of Atom Heart Mother that was performed by Pink Floyd in 1970 when they didn't have the choir orchestra or brass handy. I much prefer it as its very ambient. You can imagine Gilmour and the Late Richard Wright reliving their choir boy days fleshing out this number with their ethereal voices. Now I know this was performed for TV with no audience like Pompeii but ye'll not see this version again.


    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,781 ✭✭✭✭ bodhrandude


    Was lucky to catch Robert Calvert & the Starfighter's in 1987 at Son of Acid Daze festival also headlined by Hawkwind, a one day event held in Leeds Queens Hall. Robert Calvert for folk not in the know was also called Bob Calvert and he was resident poet, story teller and vocalist with Hawkwind and Hawklords throughout the early to late seventies. It was only a year later when Calvert passed away, so was very lucky to see this gig. The only video clip of Calvert floating on YouTube occasionally is Quark, Strangeness and Charm filmed for the Marc Bolan Show in 1977, if I find it I'll post it.


    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,057 ✭✭✭ NewbridgeIR


    I saw The Smiths at The National Stadium, the day after the Fairways gig. Only my second concert. Some atmosphere.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,386 ✭✭✭ olestoepoke





  • Registered Users Posts: 1,839 ✭✭✭ WishUWereHere


    Might as well mention my first ever gig

    It was up in the SCR ( in the NCH )& was a double bill ofLindisfarne & Genesis.

    Incredible double header. What an introduction to Music😃👍

    BTW, Bodhrandude,many thanks for the Pink Floyd video above.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,057 ✭✭✭ NewbridgeIR


    I have seen The Fall 13 times since 1990 but the best time was the last one. Kilkenny again on the anniversary on Elvis Presley's death. The Set Theatre was packed, the sound was amazing and even non-Fall fans were up dancing including a group on a ladies night out.




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,610 ✭✭✭ satguy


    This Guy,, See Below,, Colm Cahill in the early 00's had the Friday night residency at The Continental Bar in Portarlington for 4 or 5 years.

    He did some of the best gigs I've ever seen.





  • Registered Users Posts: 11,781 ✭✭✭✭ bodhrandude


    This is a band I've always wanted to see live but never did, the last I heard they appeared in the festival bill in Houston Texas 2016 for the Day For Night Festival which was being headlined by Aphex Twin amongst others. The Butthole Surfers live in 1987 Hairway to Steven Tour, probably NSFW because the backdrop for the gig is a film of a penis skin graft operation and some nudity, so I heard anyway.


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    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,965 ✭✭✭ SuperBowserWorld


    Being Irish, and the Cranberries being on fire at the time, this was a fantastic location to see them. The Royal Albert Hall. January 1995.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,057 ✭✭✭ NewbridgeIR


    September 1972?

    If so, that was the first time that Peter Gabriel wore the foxhead costume. Was the Foxtrot tour.

    Here are the final 9 minutes of a 55 year career (last ever gig last month). Peter Gabriel was in attendance but sadly not on stage.




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  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 68,998 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    A year before that gig at Wembley

    That Thunder and Lightening will not strike again



  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 68,998 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    Back to '83 and Bowie at his absolute best, under the moonlight, the Serious Moonlight:




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,839 ✭✭✭ WishUWereHere


    That’s it in one newbridgeIR.

    My oh my, the memories😃👍😃



  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 68,998 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    And back to 1982. Seeing the Stones again in a few weeks time and maybe they can still reach the heights they hit back then - time will tell. However Slade were only ever the real thing when they had Noddy -




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,057 ✭✭✭ NewbridgeIR


    Slade In Flame is my favourite rock film

    There was informal discussion of reunion in recent months but it may be 10 years too late



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,965 ✭✭✭ SuperBowserWorld


    Yep, we really didn't know how lucky we were !! Think 1/2 of the concert is on that YouTube link courtesy of the band themselves. I was 10 feet from the band.

    I've seen them before and after in much more crowded, uncomfortable venues, but nothing can compare to that.

    (Edit)

    It was like being on an inter dimensional space ship 😊😊😊



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