Friday, April 22, 2005

Band Listing

I admit I'm coming a bit late to this, but it's not exactly time-sensitive. Started by Mags at You Forgot Poland (who actually picked up this thread from a posting by someone I don't know), this list was continued by mrgumby at itlookslikethis; now I'm keeping it alive with my own additions.

The premise was to list 30 bands that you've seen perform live. As a one-time semi-professional Raaawk Fan and Certified Geezer, I've been around long enough to have seen many times more than 30 bands play. But here (the first 13) are the ones I've seen that were also on mrgumby's list, plus the first ones that come to mind to round the list out at 30.

1. The Police
2. Santana
3. Grateful Dead
4. Jackson Browne
5. Steve Earle (saw mrgumby there!)
6. Fleetwood Mac
7. J. Geils Band
8. Talking Heads (& David Byrne solo)
9. Boz Scaggs
10. Los Lobos
11. Ramones
12. English Beat
13. The Kinks
14. Elvis Costello
15. Rolling Stones
16. Led Zeppelin
17. Bob Dylan
18. The Clash
19. Van Morrison
20. Bruce Springsteen
21. X
22. The Who (with and without Keith Moon)
23. Crosby Stills Nash & Young (also Neil Young solo)
24. Eric Clapton
25. Jeff Beck
26. Stevie Ray Vaughn
27. Iggy Pop
28. Lou Reed
29. David Bowie
30. Ray Charles

Man, I could go on for days with this one. B52s, Blondie, Tom Waits, John Hammond, Keb Mo, Jackie Greene, Los Lonely Boys, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Earth Wind & Fire, Leon Russell, Deep Purple, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Black Sabbath, The Eagles, REM, The Pretenders, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, Joe Cocker, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel, Graham Parker & the Rumour, Ian Hunter, Muddy Waters, Etta James, John Hiatt, Asleep at the Wheel, ELO, David Johansen (and "Buster Poindexter"), Taj Mahal, The Sundays, Guster, Macy Gray, Matchbox 20, Living Colour, Mary J. Blige, Rod Stewart & Faces, Foghat, Little Feat, The Rubinoos, The Blasters, Steve Winwood, Brian Wilson, Joe Jackson, Reverend Horton Heat, Southern Culture on the Skids, Throw Rag, Black Oak Arkansas, Loggins & Messina, Polyphonic Spree, Jefferson Airplane, B.B. King, Bruce Hornsby, George Thorogood, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Merle Haggard, Joe Ely, Wilco, Beck, Green Day, Pearl Jam, Sheryl Crow, Pink Floyd, Tower of Power, Joni Mitchell, Seals & Croft, Squeeze, Bonnie Raitt, Jill Sobule, k.d. lang, The Spinners... okay, can I quit now? Do I win?
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