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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rick Robson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2015 at 10:05
If fooling around with fantasy fancy shows is valid, just recalled a mind blowing one:
 
Cherry Five - debut (and only one Cry) album tour, hands up! hahah


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote emigre80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2015 at 11:23
i would definitely choose Yes - TFTO tour.
 
when asked the same (but not limited to prog) question, a friend of mine said the 1913 Paris debut of The Rites of Spring, where the audience rioted.  yeah, that would have been pretty cool too.  but i would probably still go for the Yes show.
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Lamb tour.
Lark's tour, for Muir.
Brand X with Phil.
Bruford w/Stewart, Berlin, and Holdsworth.
Non-prog: The Last Waltz, and the Grateful Dead when they still had Pigpen.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2015 at 07:02
With these wishlist what-if things, I always wonder why some people choose a thing they're familiar with and can watch on DVD anytime (eg: Floyd fans who would choose to be at the filming of Live At Pompeii)

Surely it'd better far better to attend something that you've never seen and never will, except by this wishing.


edit: I see that I made this same point here six months ago LOL


Edited by Stool Man - February 21 2015 at 07:04
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cactus Choir Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2015 at 10:32
One of the early King Crimson gigs at the Speakeasy or Marquee in 1969, just to be there at the start of something new and exciting and experience its impact at first hand. According to Fripp he overheard a member of one of the bands that had to go on after them say: "Follow that, they sound like a bleeding orchestra." Apart from that Isle of Wight 1970 and the California Jam 1974.
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Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:

With these wishlist what-if things, I always wonder why some people choose a thing they're familiar with and can watch on DVD anytime (eg: Floyd fans who would choose to be at the filming of Live At Pompeii)

Surely it'd better far better to attend something that you've never seen and never will, except by this wishing.


edit: I see that I made this same point here six months ago LOL
Because fans want to experience a seminal moment first-hand, obviously. Great if a DVD or YouTube clip does that for you.
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Originally posted by Bitterblogger Bitterblogger wrote:

Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:

With these wishlist what-if things, I always wonder why some people choose a thing they're familiar with and can watch on DVD anytime (eg: Floyd fans who would choose to be at the filming of Live At Pompeii)

Surely it'd better far better to attend something that you've never seen and never will, except by this wishing.


edit: I see that I made this same point here six months ago LOL
Because fans want to experience a seminal moment first-hand, obviously. Great if a DVD or YouTube clip does that for you.

And there are plenty of seminal moments in prog history which were not filmed.  Any major band's first rehearsals of their future classics, for example. 
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Hi,

The list here is interesting ... and as to how many of these shows I DID get a chance to see:

YES - TFTO (Long Beach Arena)

Hawkwind - Space Ritual Tour (Santa Monica Civic)

Tangerine Dream - 1st and 2nd American Tour (Santa Monica Civic and Griffith Observatory)

Pink Floyd - Hollywood Bowl 1972. None of the shows after were as good in my book! I still prefer the earlier band!

Nektar - Santa Monica Civic - 1st American tour

Man - with Deke et all - Rhinos, Winos and such tour

Babe Ruth - At the Whiskey A Go Go and Janita Hahn made Iggy Pop look like an idiot after when Iggy and the Stooges came on -- which was what the audience wanted to see!

Gong - 1st, 2nd American Tours in 95 (with Pip) and 97 (with Pierre)

Per Lindh Project, Magma, Lana Lane and the Rocket Scientists and Porcupine Tree all put on outstanding shows at the International Progressive Music Festival in 1999 in San Francisco. LL and the rocket Scientists deserved a lot more credit for their professionalism and show quality ... that many "progressive" folks ignored ... and that is inexcusable!

Alan Stivell - in Portland, solo accoustic. I really wanted him with a rock band, though ... the idea of a new age bs accoustic show was something I wanted to go to the bathroom for!

Damo Suzuki - Good but generally out of time and place and his band was not good enough to understand and tune in to what he was doing ... I think they had a hard time just keeping up with the music itself as it was! Good try, though, but not enough!

KC in this last tour a couple of months ago in Seattle. Fabulous show with 3 drummers.

Return to Forever and ZpZ - in Eugene, OR, making ZpZ look and feel like a rather poor garage band. Sad, but not something that Frank would have stood up for and he would have made it all better, but the son does not know the difference and he played the role of "guitar rock hero" instead of working the music!

Mississipi Charles Bevel and Chick Streetman in Santa Barbara. Charles is historic and was a technician at KPFK and he had one of the nicest and prettiest voices you would ever hear and a couple of his songs still resonate in my head. He was not interested in the show business thing and did not give a damn about fame, or had any interest in it. There is/was a special about him, about an hour long on KPFK, but I have never been able to get my hands on it. It is that good! Trully special!

Firesign Theater here in Portland about 7 or 8 years ago ... have to check. They were good, but I wish they had a director help present things a bit better. It was not as much fun, now that we're not as stoned as before, but it was fine.

Some misses were simply not happening:
Mani and Acid Mothers Guru, I was not able to go here in Portland.

I skipped Porcupine Tree once here and Steven Wilson once as well, mostly due to time constraints and the fact I can not quite drive at night very well, and that keeps me locked up if I do not have anyone to go with. Steven did not want me photographing his band in 1999 in SF although the producer of the show (Sean) said he didn't care, since it was his show, not Steven's, but I did not wish to create any issues and let it go. But you could tell, already that Steven was tied up to his own commercial thing and he did not want anyone touching it, even when it was free and I was not selling! He didn't care! Well, guess what ... neither will I!

A couple more here and there I'm sure ... but this is about it.



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Here's another one (but I was at this one):
Procol Harum, Yes & King Crimson
Academy of Music, NYC 11/1971
 
 
 
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Originally posted by dwill123 dwill123 wrote:

Here's another one (but I was at this one):
Procol Harum, Yes & King Crimson
Academy of Music, NYC 11/1971
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Rick Robson Rick Robson wrote:

If fooling around with fantasy fancy shows is valid, just recalled a mind blowing one:
 
Cherry Five - debut (and only one Cry) album tour, hands up! hahah
 
You might catch the tour for their second one this year though.
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The final concert of The Lamb or Led Zeppelin's North American Tour 1975 although the latter isn't considered prog here.
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Jethro Tull Passion Play tour, 1973. For my money it's Tull at their finest.
 
 
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And it was! My first concert, and what a christening!
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I would love to have seen Pink Floyd in their early days. I would love to have seen them at anytime. Hell, I'd take a 3/4 reunion right now.
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Originally posted by TheH TheH wrote:

Originally posted by Rick Robson Rick Robson wrote:

If fooling around with fantasy fancy shows is valid, just recalled a mind blowing one:
 
Cherry Five - debut (and only one Cry) album tour, hands up! hahah
 
You might catch the tour for their second one this year though.

 
Hey didn't know that, good news indeed! thanks, if you can share the links about the tour I'd be grateful.


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Originally posted by Xonty Xonty wrote:

...what would it be and why?

First one that comes to mind (that I know of) is Genesis at the Shepperton Studios in '73. Love it, and watched it on YouTube so many times that I haven't really been bothered to find many more of their shows Smile


As far as all music goes, I'd choose Led Zeppelin at The Royal Albert Hall without a doubt - must have seen that at least 20 times by now... Anyway, thanks for any feedback!!

Well at the risk of giving away my age! I had the great fortune of seeing Genesis perform The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway in Berkeley, CA., then we followed them to the Shrine Theater in L.A. concert. The encores were Watcher Of the Skies and The Musical Box - They were the most complete concert experience of my life! - If I could turn back the clock and go back in time, that would be the one Prog concert I would want to see (again) - There is no other one for me...
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Originally posted by TODDLER TODDLER wrote:

The Enid live at Hammersmith 1979.


TODDLER - Shame that you didn't see the Marquee gig in the late 70s, maybe you did, with their version of Mars Holst Planets. It set new boundaries. 
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The very first Rock in Opposition show!
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