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  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 5,385
    mwhitt80 said:

    In 2000 between Pinkerton and the green album (must have been right around the recording of the green album) a group of students at UGA got Weezer to play a super small show in Athens and I missed it. Still kicking myself for not joining the Weezer club.

    Similar thing happened to me when I was in college. Jane’s Addiction were in town (1989, I think) playing at a small theater, and I had an exam in my evening class that night and didn’t go. I saw them later on the Lallapalooza tour, but that just isn’t the same.
  • GregGreg Posts: 1,921

    Greg said:

    Summer concert tickets have been going on sale. On the slate so far for the family are Weezer & The Pixies, Poison & Cheap Trick and Steely Dan & the Doobie Brothers. Hopefully more to come.

    I'm on the fence about seeing Slayer with some friends. Tickets are already in hand, just not a huge Slayer fan.

    I saw Cheap Trick open for Robert Plant years and years ago, and they’re really fun live. They could do better than Poison. And I'd love to see the Weezer/Pixies show, but Steely Dan without Walter Becker?
    Cheap Trick is opening for Poison, let that sink in. I can easily see people walking out when Robin and the guys are done. Poison is nothing to write home about but they put on fun shows and Brett Michaels is very engaging with the fans.

    I've been trying very hard to catch Steely Dan live over the last few years but it never worked out. When the news broke of Walter's passing I was genuinely crushed.
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 5,385
    Greg said:

    Cheap Trick is opening for Poison, let that sink in.

    Sadly, I'm not surprised to hear that. That said, I'd hate to be Rick Nielsen’s guitar tech. He changes guitars after every song.
  • mwhitt80 said:

    In 2000 between Pinkerton and the green album (must have been right around the recording of the green album) a group of students at UGA got Weezer to play a super small show in Athens and I missed it. Still kicking myself for not joining the Weezer club.

    Similar thing happened to me when I was in college. Jane’s Addiction were in town (1989, I think) playing at a small theater, and I had an exam in my evening class that night and didn’t go. I saw them later on the Lallapalooza tour, but that just isn’t the same.
    I missed seeing Fugazi, when my 3 freshman year roommates went. This was in 1995/6.
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 5,385

    mwhitt80 said:

    In 2000 between Pinkerton and the green album (must have been right around the recording of the green album) a group of students at UGA got Weezer to play a super small show in Athens and I missed it. Still kicking myself for not joining the Weezer club.

    Similar thing happened to me when I was in college. Jane’s Addiction were in town (1989, I think) playing at a small theater, and I had an exam in my evening class that night and didn’t go. I saw them later on the Lallapalooza tour, but that just isn’t the same.
    I missed seeing Fugazi, when my 3 freshman year roommates went. This was in 1995/6.
    Okay, you win. Fugazi rarely came through town. While I was in college, they came twice during final exam week, and once during spring break, so I never saw them. Post-college they've come through twice, but I was working nights at the time.
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 3,310
    A fun concert I'm kinda glad I missed:

    John Mayer at the GA Theater in Athens the night he filmed Why Georgia Why video. John Mayer was just about to be huge, everyone in town had the indie copy of no room for squares, he was at the Theater, and he was known to have great shows (career started in ATL).

    Why was I glad I missed the show and my chance to be on MTV? He had to play that 6 times stopping and starting for the video. and he did another show at the Theater I right around this time that I did see.
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 3,310
    The video shoot I wish I had been at right around the same time? Bubba Spraxxx Ugly in the old Walmart parking lot.
    I would have had my MTV and BET minute, and I heard that was a crazy party.

    However I am ultimately glad I didn't go because a guy got stab towards the end of it.
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 5,385
    mwhitt80 said:

    The video shoot I wish I had been at right around the same time? Bubba Spraxxx Ugly in the old Walmart parking lot.
    I would have had my MTV and BET minute, and I heard that was a crazy party.

    However I am ultimately glad I didn't go because a guy got stab towards the end of it.

    I've never been in the audience at a video shoot, but at the first arena concert I went to, Bachman-Turner Overdrive was opening for Van Halen and they were recording for a live album, Live!-Live!-Live!. I have no idea if any of that recording made the album or not.
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 3,310
    edited February 7
    It was an odd time. ATL/Athens creates lots of music acts, and Athens has always been a great place for young acts to pass through. But there was lull of music for a minute in the ATL/Athens scene for local acts that went big. Then Ludacris hit and John Mayer, and outkast really blew up with stankonia, and bubba Spraxxx, and TI (before federal prison), and Lil Jon. It was a crazy fun time to be in college in Athens. UGA's welcome back concert for students my second year was Ludacris it was awesome.

    Edit: Forgot, around this time usher reblew up. And guys we thought might be dead (Jermaine Dupree and Babyface) turned out to be alive and somehow Peachtree Road became one of the studios to go to.
  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,691

    Greg said:

    Cheap Trick is opening for Poison, let that sink in.

    Sadly, I'm not surprised to hear that. That said, I'd hate to be Rick Nielsen’s guitar tech. He changes guitars after every song.
    I think with Trick the deal is if you meet their price, they will play your gig, and have no qualms about opening for "lesser" acts. Because of this, I think it's safe to say I've seen Cheap Trick more than any other band I love (and I *LOVE* Trick!). Half those shows were opening for bands that are either no longer here or haven't been around nearly as long.

    Yes, I have a plan if I ever hit the lottery to have Cheap Trick play my barbeque at my house. :)

    I've seen Poison a few times and as long as you like their music (which I do) they're a good show. That said, when guitarist C.C. Deville begins his guitar solo? That's when you go get your beer. I've never seen a guitarist who does so well playing on the songs consistently do such a wretched solo bit.
  • GregGreg Posts: 1,921
    @Torchsong, how many of C.C.'s solos were his rendition of Eruption? That's all I ever see him do. It's never anything original.

    Ozzy with Stone Sour was announced yesterday and will hopefully be happening for us.

  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 5,385
    Torchsong said:

    Yes, I have a plan if I ever hit the lottery to have Cheap Trick play my barbeque at my house. :)

    That would be hilarious. Just make sure I'm on the invitation list.
    Torchsong said:

    I've seen Poison a few times and as long as you like their music (which I do) they're a good show. That said, when guitarist C.C. Deville begins his guitar solo? That's when you go get your beer. I've never seen a guitarist who does so well playing on the songs consistently do such a wretched solo bit.

    There are a few schlock rock bands I can get behind, but Poison is not one of them. The guy for Faster Pussycat, who I saw when they opened for Badlands at some crappy nightclub, was a pretty awful soloist too.
  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,691
    Man I miss Badlands. Ray Gillen and Jake E. Lee were an unbeatable combination. Three great albums and then Ray died after they broke up. Really underappreciated band.

  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 3,310
    Listening to the Miami Vice (movie) soundtrack. What a great snapshot of music at that moment. Too bad most of that music wasn't great.
    The Linkin Park/JayZ mix is really good
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 5,385
    Torchsong said:

    Man I miss Badlands. Ray Gillen and Jake E. Lee were an unbeatable combination. Three great albums and then Ray died after they broke up. Really underappreciated band.

    I never liked them enough to buy any of their albums. I went because one of my friends really wanted to go, and the tickets were cheap. They were decent live, but not as good as I was hoping.

    Around the same time I went to a Blue Murder show at another dive. Their opening band (I forget who they were) was only slightly better than Faster Pussycat, but Blue Murder put on a really good set, especially considering how small the stage was. They were wedged into a corner of the room—really odd set-up to the place.
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 3,310
    Daxx Nielsen (from Cheap trick) was on rock talk with Mitch lafon episode 02/05/18 (last week) in case anyone wants to listen.
    I would have posted it up last week, but I'm an episode behind.
  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,691
    mwhitt80 said:

    Daxx Nielsen (from Cheap trick) was on rock talk with Mitch lafon episode 02/05/18 (last week) in case anyone wants to listen.
    I would have posted it up last week, but I'm an episode behind.

    I'd be interested to hear that one, as he's Rick's (the guitarist) kid and replaced Bun E. Carlos as the drummer for the past few albums.

    I miss Bun E. I took a friend to see them and he was commenting on how the drummer didn't have enough drums out there (One kick, a snare, a tom, maybe two cymbals and a hi-hat). I said "Pay attention. Their drummer is going to say more with that small kit than Neal Peart does with his entire setup." Bun E. didn't let me down and the show came away with another fan converted. :)
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 3,310
    Ended up being a good interview; the second interview on the Episode was Michael Bruce of the original Alice Cooper Band
  • kiwijasekiwijase Posts: 444
    Er...watched the Tommy movie from 1975 on a whim. Thought it was one of the most bonkers things I've ever seen. Weirdly compelling though.
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 5,385
    kiwijase said:

    Er...watched the Tommy movie from 1975 on a whim. Thought it was one of the most bonkers things I've ever seen. Weirdly compelling though.

    Haven’t watched that in years. Decades really. If you can get past the somewhat silly concept, there are some really good performances in the film. Ann-Margeret is really good, and I like Tina Turner in the movie quite a bit too.
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