Best gigs

Greenmachine

Bounce Radge
My first ever gig was UFO at the Odeon in 1980 when I was 15. Great stuff.
For a few years at that time I was totally into heavy rock and I went to see some of the classic rock bands of the time as they almost all played Edinburgh when they were touring. So I saw the likes of Rainbow, Thin Lizzy (several times), Judas Priest, Black sabbath (with a fledgling Iron Maiden supporting), Saxon, Rush (several times), Michael Schenker Group etc. Even though I kind of grew out of all that and got into loads of other music, I still like to this day many of those bands. Heavy Metal was a bit of an outlet for me at that time.
 
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Hibee Kev

Bounce Radge
Oasis - Loch Lomond (1996) - Never felt a sense of anticipation for a band about to take to the stage like the moments before this gig. The line-up was so strong it was basically a one day festival. Oasis were the hottest ticket in town back then.

R.E.M. - Cardiff International Arena (2008) - This gig was switched from the millennium stadium last minute due to poor ticket sales which was definitely for the best, made it a much more intimate experience. Although they were technically touring “Accelerate” their setlist spanned their entire back catalogue and seemed to focus on rarely played fans favourites. Their best performance from the 5 or 6 times I’ve seen them live.

John Fogerty - Hammersmith Apollo (2006) - Went to this with my late Dad as he was a huge Fogerty fan but had never seen him or CCR live. Just a brilliant gig. We had tickets for the stalls but like many ended up down the front by the end of an amazing setlist.
 

GORDONSMITH7

Been Here For A While
First proper Concert,1973,my Dad took my brother and I to see Duke Ellington at the Usher Hall,I'd be 11.Awesome experience even if he did look frail and lost his place a couple of times.I was watching a true legend.First proper gig,The White Riot Tour, aged 15,went by myself,excited beyond excited,the Playhouse.Saw the Jam,Slits,Buzzcocks, and Subway Sect on the same bill,then the Clash came on.Pandemonium,a crush like I'd only experienced at ER,seats got broken,bruises got achieved,left about half a stone lighter and a punk.3?hard to decide saw so many,a great one up the Nite Club above the Playhouse, must have been 82?The Birthday Party,supported by the Cocteau Twins,early Cocteaus,went in a fan of the Birthday Party, came out a massive fan of the Cocteau Twins.Could have mentioned the Buzzcocks supported by Joy Division or Public Enemy supported by 3rd Base,or Dizzy Gillespie.

I was at that 1973 Ellington gig. The giant was dead less than 6 months later. I spashed out for front row seats for me and girlfriend, who I married the next year. Music immense and the sound from his jazz orchestra, could be heard at the Fit o the Walk, I am sure. Mesmerised, digging every second of this, at some point I turned and unbelievably, she was fast asleep. Says it all.

BIG G
 

WillieWilson

Bounce Radge
1. Stiff Little Fingers supported by the Skids (my favourite band in my late teens) and local punks Sema4, York rugby league club 1979ish
2. Culture, Usher Hall, 1980ish, was very much into reggae then, Two Sevens Clash would be one of my desert island discs
3. The Proclaimers, Leeds Grand Theatre,
2019. I'd never actually seen the Proclaimers live before, it was like a greatest hits playlist only slightly spoiled by a very syrupy version of Sunshine on Leith
 

GORDONSMITH7

Been Here For A While
First proper Concert,1973,my Dad took my brother and I to see Duke Ellington at the Usher Hall,I'd be 11.Awesome experience even if he did look frail and lost his place a couple of times.I was watching a true legend.First proper gig,The White Riot Tour, aged 15,went by myself,excited beyond excited,the Playhouse.Saw the Jam,Slits,Buzzcocks, and Subway Sect on the same bill,then the Clash came on.Pandemonium,a crush like I'd only experienced at ER,seats got broken,bruises got achieved,left about half a stone lighter and a punk.3?hard to decide saw so many,a great one up the Nite Club above the Playhouse, must have been 82?The Birthday Party,supported by the Cocteau Twins,early Cocteaus,went in a fan of the Birthday Party, came out a massive fan of the Cocteau Twins.Could have mentioned the Buzzcocks supported by Joy Division or Public Enemy supported by 3rd Base,or Dizzy Gillespie.
Oasis - Loch Lomond (1996) - Never felt a sense of anticipation for a band about to take to the stage like the moments before this gig. The line-up was so strong it was basically a one day festival. Oasis were the hottest ticket in town back then.

R.E.M. - Cardiff International Arena (2008) - This gig was switched from the millennium stadium last minute due to poor ticket sales which was definitely for the best, made it a much more intimate experience. Although they were technically touring “Accelerate” their setlist spanned their entire back catalogue and seemed to focus on rarely played fans favourites. Their best performance from the 5 or 6 times I’ve seen them live.

John Fogerty - Hammersmith Apollo (2006) - Went to this with my late Dad as he was a huge Fogerty fan but had never seen him or CCR live. Just a brilliant gig. We had tickets for the stalls but like many ended up down the front by the end of an amazing setlist.

At this gig also. Oasis were great though I thought that Black Grape were immense.
Memorable not least because it took forever to get back to Leith, with a massive detour as a fucking oil tanker hit the Erskine bridge causing it's closure.

BIG G
 
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emerald green

Bounce Radge
Oasis - Loch Lomond (1996) - Never felt a sense of anticipation for a band about to take to the stage like the moments before this gig. The line-up was so strong it was basically a one day festival. Oasis were the hottest ticket in town back then.
Loch Lomond oasis 96 was a 2 dayer Kev. I was at the Sunday gig. Glorious Sunshine. They smashed it that day (and gave a heids up tae the CCS :gigglle:). Bootleg beatles were tremendous that day tae. Loch Lomond on the Sunday was just pure Love, everyone was just mashed.
Epic.
 

Greenmachine

Bounce Radge
Loch Lomond oasis 96 was a 2 dayer Kev. I was at the Sunday gig. Glorious Sunshine. They smashed it that day (and gave a heids up tae the CCS :gigglle:). Bootleg beatles were tremendous that day tae. Loch Lomond on the Sunday was just pure Love, everyone was just mashed.
Epic.
I went with my sister to the Sunday Oasis Loch Lomond gig. It was mental. Roasting hot day. I remember going in and the Bootleg Beatles were just finishing their set..(seen them several times since, always great), Cast and Black Grape were excellent as were Ocean Colour Scene. I'd seen Oasis a couple of time before that gig, but the build-up to them coming on at Loch Lomond was unreal. They were tremendous as usual. They were absolutely huge at that time...I think they played Knebworth a few days later.
 

Greenmachine

Bounce Radge
David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust): Empire Edinburgh 1973

Ella Fitzgerald : Playhouse Edinburgh 1981

The Specials : Tiffany's Edinburgh 1979 (The Selector and Madness, all for less than £2 !!)

BIG G
There was me saying I thought I had seen most of the major artists of the last 50 years, but Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, that takes some beating.
The Specials at Tiffany's must have been some night as well back then, along with the Selector and Madness...was that all on the same night ?

What was the name of that venue at the top of Abbey Mount that turned into the Good Time Emporium ? They always had loads of punk and ska bands playing back in the day .
 
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GORDONSMITH7

Been Here For A While
There was me saying I thought I had seen most of the major artists of the last 50 years, but Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, that take some beating.
The Specials at Tiffany's must have been some night as well back then, along with the Selector and Madness...was that all on the same night ?

What was the name of that venue at the top of Abbey Mount that turned into the Good Time Emporium ? They always had loads of punk and ska bands playing back in the day .

Yes all on the same night. No seats, just people dancing to Ska revival. Quality.

The vunue that you mention was called The Moon. I saw some punk bands there 1980ish.

It had previously been the Regent pictures. Bizarrely some 15 years prior to watching punks there, I saw Jason and the Argonauts in 1964.

BIG G
 

barney

Atlanta Hibs Radge
Bounce Radge
Yes all on the same night. No seats, just people dancing to Ska revival. Quality.

The vunue that you mention was called The Moon. I saw some punk bands there 1980ish.

It had previously been the Regent pictures. Bizarrely some 15 years prior to watching punks there, I saw Jason and the Argonauts in 1964.

BIG G
I used to go there and watch Flash Gordon on a Saturday morning.
 

barney

Atlanta Hibs Radge
Bounce Radge
1. Stiff Little Fingers supported by the Skids (my favourite band in my late teens) and local punks Sema4, York rugby league club 1979ish
2. Culture, Usher Hall, 1980ish, was very much into reggae then, Two Sevens Clash would be one of my desert island discs
3. The Proclaimers, Leeds Grand Theatre,
2019. I'd never actually seen the Proclaimers live before, it was like a greatest hits playlist only slightly spoiled by a very syrupy version of Sunshine on Leith
I had a ticket for that SLF gig.
Unfortunately I had to go on a school trip to Germany that week. I was gutted. I wanted to pass on the trip. My wise old ma skelped my erse and put me on the bus to Saint Goarshausen wi a bunch of bams fi CraigMount. Good decision, but still regret missing the gig

Think my ticket was for the Odeon
 
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broonieboy

On holiday Radge
Bounce Radge
3 is tough......in no particular order....

Average White Band at The Liquid Rooms circa 2004/2005

The Charlatans at The Corn Exchange 2002

Weller- any and every time I see him


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barney

Atlanta Hibs Radge
Bounce Radge
David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust): Empire Edinburgh 1973

Ella Fitzgerald : Playhouse Edinburgh 1981

The Specials : Tiffany's Edinburgh 1979 (The Selector and Madness, all for less than £2 !!)

BIG G
I’d gie my right nut to have been at that ziggy gig. Lucky bassa 👍
 

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