Bands you would like to see reunited one last time?

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lakecharlesdjs

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Steve Lynch said:
I also wouldn't mind:

Pantera


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I would love to see this. I know Dimebag is gone and Phil is hated by Vin. We could just project footage of Dime and let the rest of the band play. Down and Hellyeah are good but they are no Pantera.
 

AJ Andrews

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Pink Floyd No one matches Floyd for Sight and Sound Live in a Stadium
Led Zep
SuperTramp
ALL of Van Halen (Sorry Wolfgang gotta have Mike Anthony)
ALL of The Who
Journey w/ Steve Perry
 

DJSTEVEZ

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RFrong said:
Great thread, but it is worth mentioning that I would hate to see any of these groups re-form...even if possible...unless they were actually able to re-capture what they once were. There is nothing worse than seeing the great ones gasping for past glory.

A day I'll never forget: January 28th, 1979. My Dad took me to see KISS at the New Haven Coliseum. I don't think getting my driver's license, my 1st car, or my 1st...well, very few things could match how cool that night was to an 8th grader. And how cool was my Dad for taking me?

Through a good friend of mine who was boyhood friends with the former NYC concert promoter Ron Delsner, I got front row tickets to see the KISS reunion concert in 1996 at MSG in NYC(original members in full make up). I can't say I didn't enjoy the show, but up that close it was apparent that guys that old, that out of shape, shouldn't be wearing spandex. There was also a question of some of the music not having been "fully" live that night... I'm still a KISS fan & before anyone jumps on me, if you were there that night you know what I'm talking about. The opening guitar riffs of "Shout It" (their traditional closing song) began to stutter like a too deeply scratched CD. The band froze, lights went to black, & then they left the stage post haste with Paul Stanley fumbling for words, saying ""Um, we owe you one, We'll be around Christmas time. See you then.".

RFrong, your point is so well taken. -Z-
 

BUCKEYES

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Kiss has always been thought to use backing tracks when playing live. Of course, they've always denied it.
 

RFrong

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I've never heard that story Steve! That pretty much says it all.

When Kiss Alive came out there were suspicions that they did some vocal overdubbing in the studio...they denied it. Those shows, however (Detroit I think), were taped by bootleggers and widely circulated. From what I understand, it is obvious that there was extensive studio trickery applied. I have not heard these recordings personally.

...but I have heard these...A Pink Floyd-ish example...

Roger Waters did a world tour last summer. There were rumors that he used pre-recorded vocal tracks to "assist" his now fragile voice (one too many performances of "Careful With That Ax Eugene" I suppose).

These rumors were 'confirmed' when a recording taken from the Soundboard surfaced. The recording included the live mix PLUS the click-track that RW hears in his headphones while performing...complete with song count-offs, a metronome...and lo' - RW's pre-recorded 'high vocal parts'. At times you can actually hear him stop singing when it's time for those passages...at other times he harmonizes with himself!

Whether those pre-recorded parts were actually part of the Live Mix is not clear. Regardless, these tapes are a fascinating listening experience.
 

DJSTEVEZ

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MTV or VH1 had a rockumentary about the best live albums of all time. In an interview with KISS about ALIVE I & II, they admitted to studio over-dubs in the final mxing of the ALIVE albums. Their attitude was like "Duh, how could we not have used them and sounded as good as we did?". They went onto claim that they were pioneers of modern live album recording, blah, blah, blah. They are the master marketers of rock though. All things being equal, over-dubs in a live album are fine, but backing in a live performance, at least be honest about it.
 

RFrong

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I kinda torn about the use of backing in a live performance. I think it depends on the expectations of the show. Groups like Kiss and Pink Floyd are filled with pyrotechnics and are multi-media extravaganzas...it is a big reason why people attend their shows. Everything must be just so...for timing purposes. Nothing spontaneous ever happens at a Pink Floyd show. Besides...nobody goes to a Pink Floyd or Roger Waters show to to hear a stellar vocal performance. Waters never could sing very well...to hear about him having some help (in his old age) isn't so shocking. Besides, he never denied it. Didn't confirm it either.

Michael Buble, on the other hand...such a thing would be scandalous! I think it was Britney Spears, years ago was accused of lipsynching, and she said "yup. It's true.". Then she explained that the nature of her performance demands it. Her dance routines are so complicated and physically demanding, that the overall show would suffer without the help...especially after an hour and a half.

I think it all depends on the overall expectations of the performance. I am a bit surprised to hear that Kiss had 'help' with their guitars though.

Milli Vanilli got into trouble because they lied.
 

Shelley

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I have to go with Queen. I wish to high heaven I had been born in time to have seen them. The music is amazing....Awe inspiring. That would have been one heck of a show. I jealous of anyone who got to see them.

Also... Journey with Steve Perry of course.
 

DJSTEVEZ

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I would've loved to see the Mama's & the Papa's.
I got to thinking about them after some folks on the 1st concert thread were talking about the Carpenters. There was something so magical about the arrangement of their voices. When I 1st heard Boston & later Def lep, that's who i thought of (you know, regarding the harmony & vocal arrangements).
 
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