Post by Dirty old Skanker on May 22, 2008 20:55:35 GMT
in modern times, Supergrass always storm it up, I saw the Ordinary Boys supported by Kaiser Chiefs when they were unsigned, OB's had one single to their name, both played a blinder, shame Preston went all Hollywood on us.
Post by toddingrapevine on May 26, 2008 2:10:57 GMT
Best Band? Wow, theres a bunch.. Probably Edmonton's own SNFU, I think Hugh can Vouch for me there..The Circle Jerks, The Desperate Daned at the Ritz In NYC in 1988, The Stranglers, easter Sunday in Hartford Connecticut 1987, The Specials, Warped tour 1998 in Austin. The last Government Issue show at the old 9:30 club in Wash DC. Social Distortion and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers at the Anthrax, Norwalk Connecticut 1987. I was one of 30 People who showed up cuz all the Connecticut Punks went to NYC to see The Bad Brains. UK Subs at the old BlackCat in Wash DC. Naked Raygun several Times. Scream, (Dave Grohl's band before Nirvana). The Ramones (26 times). Hank 3... Johnny Cash..
just saw dave wakeling and the english beat last week in new jersey... lynval golding was the special guest...amazing... one of the best shows i've ever seen... they must have played 2.5 to 3 hours... so they're at the top of my list right now...
lalala, I was talking about the Cars and being sarcastic, as your description of them made their performance sound less than thrilling. They were one of those pop bands that came out around the same time as the Knack and the term New Wave.
I bought a copy of the Knack on a whim and regretted it. I hadn't even heard of them and it was on the top of my list as most embarrasing albums in my collection.
hugh: you are totally correct. the cars could have played a sound track whilst standing still on the stage... it was one of the most boring shows i've ever seen... the audience just sort of sat in their seats...
but the songs sounded great - just like the record! yes, the venue was a large arena...
i think wang chung opened for them - at least they bounced around a bit... (this was before "everybody wang chung tonight" was a hit... they were still in their "dance hall days") - oh, cos you know, that was the top hit of new wave (i'm totally kidding)