Oddest Concert Combination

  • October 23, 2015 at 4:22 pm #24835
    bluzdude
    Participant

    What was the oddest pairing of bands that you have seen (not counting a festival situation)?

     

    For me it was Black Sabbath and Yes (1972 or 1973).

    I can't tell you the way I feel because the way I feel is oh so new to me.......or whatever

    October 23, 2015 at 5:14 pm #24842
    Naturalust
    Participant

    The Who and the B-52’s.  B52’s were booed off the stage.  I guess the most bizzare one I have heard of has got to be The Monkees and Jimi Hendrix…I just envision those young Monkees  kids with open mouths staring at the Wild Man from Borneo up there ripping it up.  Ha!

    October 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm #24845
    boston2006
    Participant

    Stones and Kanye West ,  Foxboro , MA

    Gillette Stadium

    September 20th 2006

    October 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm #24846
    StrongBeach
    Participant

    8/4/72 – Yes/The Edgar Winter Group/The Eagles

    October 23, 2015 at 5:51 pm #24862
    Ebling
    Participant

    Saw John Mellencamp open for Kiss. He was called Johnny Cougar then. Saw a cover band open for Van Halen in 1984, but they were playing covers from the ’50s. Weird. They did not receive much love from that crowd. Also saw one of Bob Marley’s sons open for Van Halen in ’08.  Not bad, but not a conventional pairing by any means.

    October 23, 2015 at 6:17 pm #24874
    BeforeTheyMakeMeRun
    Participant

    I don’t think I’ve ever personally seen an odd-couple (opening act and main act-wise), but I’ve heard of one strange one. “Weird Al” Yankovic (parody and comedy artist/accordion player) opening for the Monkees in 1987…

    I found a video of his polka-medley he did for one of the shows, apparently!! It’s like a Holy Grail for me due to the fact that I enjoy his music, yet there’s next to no bootlegs of his, concert or studio.

    <iframe src=”//www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x65sn0″ width=”480″ height=”270″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe>
    “Weird Al” Yankovic – Opening for the Monkees… <i>by WeirdAlapalooza</i>

    October 24, 2015 at 9:36 am #24940
    Breath
    Participant

    when the New Barbarians opened for the Rolling Stones.  was that weird or what?

    October 24, 2015 at 1:29 pm #24971
    Naturalust
    Participant

    when the New Barbarians opened for the Rolling Stones. was that weird or what?

    Truly? Do tell more about that show. Thanks.

     

    October 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm #24974
    Breath
    Participant

    when the New Barbarians opened for the Rolling Stones. was that weird or what?

    Truly? Do tell more about that show. Thanks.

    from what was heard, it was a disaster. however, it may have been a visual treat, but since there were no “eyewitnesses,” we may never know….

     

    October 24, 2015 at 2:15 pm #24979
    Z
    Participant

    Keith thought the judge said ‘a concert for the deaf’.

    October 24, 2015 at 8:53 pm #25041
    Z
    Participant

    Jumpin’ Jack Flash it’s a guess guess guess. Keith trying to guess how to play the riff.

    October 25, 2015 at 3:09 am #25044
    boston2006
    Participant

    I’ve got a bootleg LP of this gig , it was great !!

    October 26, 2015 at 3:31 pm #25376
    Breath
    Participant

    I’ve got a bootleg LP of this gig , it was great !!

    Belushi was funnily drunk at least….

    I think this was the show where the term “trainwreck” was first applied…

     

    October 26, 2015 at 3:41 pm #25379
    munichhilton
    Participant

    Sting and the Grateful Dead….was tough

    October 26, 2015 at 3:55 pm #25384
    Breath
    Participant

    Sting and the Grateful Dead….was tough

    got stung?  yeah, the dead put all comers to shame….

     

    October 26, 2015 at 5:18 pm #25407
    Kurt72
    Participant

    I saw Rammstein opening for the Ramones in Munich (it was 1995 or 1996)… what a weird combination

    October 26, 2015 at 7:43 pm #25425
    DandelionPowderman
    Participant

    Didn’t seem odd before the show, but Jeff Healey walking straight off the tip of the stage followed by a sour and disoriented Bob Dylan was a weird combo to digest.

     

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    My cards are on the table

    October 26, 2015 at 9:04 pm #25437
    hanc247
    Participant

    Saw Styx open for Yes in 2011. Not a terribly out there combo and not really a fan of either (Dad forced me to go with family), but just how badly Styx blew Yes out of the water is noteworthy. Steve Howe didn’t move for the entire show and just looked like he was a dead guy with a guitar

    --Hanc
    I'm not so green but I'm feelin' so fresh...

    October 26, 2015 at 9:17 pm #25439
    Naturalust
    Participant

    Saw Styx open for Yes in 2011. Not a terribly out there combo and not really a fan of either (Dad forced me to go with family), but just how badly Styx blew Yes out of the water is noteworthy. Steve Howe didn’t move for the entire show and just looked like he was a dead guy with a guitar

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    That’s obviously because you weren’t looking at his fingers. 😉

     

     

    October 27, 2015 at 1:18 am #25441
    bluzdude
    Participant

    Speaking of Steve Howe, a few years ago I saw him 2 days in a row at my local Whole Foods Market. I thought to myself what is he doing here?

    I then realized that Yes was opening their tour, or this portion of it, in Southern California in several days, so they must have been rehearsing near by.

    I can't tell you the way I feel because the way I feel is oh so new to me.......or whatever

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