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Rock on. classic concert photosets. [via waxy]
posted by srboisvert (23 comments total)

 
Blondie set = every 70's teenaged boy's wet dream . .
posted by jeremias at 6:40 AM on April 29, 2005


He rapped all night about his suicide
how he'd kick it in the head when he turned twenty-five
don't want to be alive, when you're twenty-five...

mott the hoople and (david bowie) ruled the 70's


all the young dudes! carry the news!
posted by Jikido at 7:16 AM on April 29, 2005


Be-bop Deluxe and The Tubes, two bands I always wanted to see and never got the remotest opportunity.
posted by mischief at 7:20 AM on April 29, 2005


It's grim enough to make a robot cry....

Be-bop Deluxe: Life in the Air Age
posted by Jikido at 7:22 AM on April 29, 2005


Always a treat to see old Max Webster pics. Max and beer went hand in hand for me and my mates back in the late 70's.
posted by davebush at 7:31 AM on April 29, 2005


They walked among us as men...

*genuflects*
posted by jonmc at 8:01 AM on April 29, 2005


I saw the Ferry tour, but in Munich that year. I half-agree with Jikido--Bowie and Roxy ruled the 70s...saw Roxy 4 times in Munich, Bowie twice (and the 1 Ferry solo tour with Chris Spedding, Kokomo, et. al.)

Nice photos.
posted by 1016 at 8:25 AM on April 29, 2005


A Song for Europe will always have a special place in my soul. Roxy Music had way cool album covers as well...I think I had them all
posted by Jikido at 8:36 AM on April 29, 2005


not on the list but....

New York Dolls

*genuflects*
posted by Jikido at 8:45 AM on April 29, 2005


Son for Europe on the Stranded studio LP is truly grand...and in concert, simply astounding. I saw the Stranded tour in Munich at the Circus Krone...my girlfriend and I were able to push right to stage, about a few feet from Ferry's feet...he was in his white dinner jacket phase...funny thing, when they came out for the encore (Editions of You) he'd changed the white shirt and black bow tie for a black shirt and white bow tie...thanks for posting these pictures...bringing back some great memories.
posted by 1016 at 9:35 AM on April 29, 2005


i have over 100 musician photos on my site.

http://www.idixon.com/pages/music.html
posted by idixon at 9:58 AM on April 29, 2005


Here as I sit
At this empty cafe
Thinking of you
I remember
All those moments
Lost in wonder
That we´ll never
Find again
Though the world
Is my oyster
It´s only a shell
Full of memories
And here by the seine
Notre-dame casts
A long lonely shadow
Now - only sorrow
No tomorrow
There´s no today for us
Nothing is there
For us to share
But yesterday

These cities may change
But there always remains
My obsession
Through silken waters
My gondola glides
And the bridge - it sighs ...
I remember
All those moments
Lost in wonder
That we´ll never
Find again
There´s no more time for us
Nothing is there
For us to share
But yesterdays

Ecce momenta
Illa mirabilia
Quae captabit
In aeternum
Memor
Modo dolores
Sunt in dies
Non est reliquum
Vero tantum
Comminicamus
Perdita
Tous ces moments
Perdus dans l`enchantement
Qui ne reviendront
Jamais
Pas d´aujourd´hui pour nous
Pour nous il n´y a rien
A partager
Sauf le passé

(ferry/mackay)
posted by Jikido at 10:03 AM on April 29, 2005


i have over 100 musician photos on my site.

http://www.idixon.com/pages/music.html
posted by idixon at 12:58 PM EST on April 29 [!]



Hey Dixon? You mean here?
posted by swlabr at 10:14 AM on April 29, 2005


AS a teenager I was enthralled by the decaying cities of Europe acting as a metaphor for a dying love affair...beautiful, fraught with memory, and doomed.

It still works.
posted by 1016 at 10:40 AM on April 29, 2005


The Ramones: the most overrated band in rock history.

*runs*
posted by jokeefe at 2:58 PM on April 29, 2005


Dixon. One suggestion you might want to think about: thumbnails. Otherwise cool.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:32 PM on April 29, 2005


The Ramones: one of the best live acts in rock history
posted by reidfleming at 5:23 PM on April 29, 2005


The Ramones: the most overrated band in rock history.

If you dont like the Ramones, you don't like rock and roll. It's that simple.
posted by jonmc at 7:32 PM on April 29, 2005


jonmc: amen, I say to youl, amen, amen.
posted by 1016 at 8:36 PM on April 29, 2005


A lot of this is really good stuff.. there are plenty of misses, but you can tell he is a music fan, not a mercenary. If you ever want an example of passionless, descriptive photography, look no further than pollstar, etc...It looks to me as if most of these were taken from the audience, no special access.. If I could travel back in time and give him photo passes to these shows, I would.

It'd be nice to buy one of these.
posted by Jack Karaoke at 11:33 PM on April 29, 2005


The Ramones: the most overrated band in rock history.

If you dont like the Ramones, you don't like rock and roll. It's that simple.

Pffft. Not at all.

Of course it depends on what you mean by rock and roll. My rock and roll doesn't depend on orthodoxy or dogma or encyclicals on which bands to like and which not.

I write, of course, with full confidence that jonmc will never see this comment. But if you do, jon, no harm meant and I hope no offense taken. :)
posted by jokeefe at 10:13 PM on May 1, 2005


Aha!Caught you.

Of course it depends on what you mean by rock and roll.


What I meant is that the Ramones, to me at least, are rock and roll distilled to it's purest. Loud, uptempo, catchy two minute songs about gleefully inane subjects sung by four delinquent glue-sniffers in leather jackets. That's about as rock and roll as it gets.
posted by jonmc at 7:10 AM on May 2, 2005


Aha! back atcha.

My rock and roll includes loud, uptempo, catchy two minute songs about Smashing the State sung by art school dropouts, which is why I think that The Clash were the greatest live act ever, and tend to feel a bit heretical about the Ramones.

*getting geared up to see Gof4 this weekend*
posted by jokeefe at 6:13 PM on May 3, 2005


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