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    Default Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    Hopefully over the course of time most of us have been able to see some of our favorite bands in concert, but of course there are always a few that seem to be elusive that you haven't been able to see live yet for one reason or another.

    So, who are your Top 5 bands that you need to see live before you die that you haven't been able to see yet? (Keep in mind, bands on the list need to have the possibility of touring. i.e. no Nirvana, Clash, etc.)

    Mine are:

    1. Lou Reed (in any way, shape, or form)
    2. Pixies
    3. Portishead
    4. Bjork
    5. White Stripes

    Edit: Bands who have broken up count, as long as the majority of the members are alive and there is even a remote possibility of them reuniting and touring in the future.
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    12/22 - Beachwood Sparks, et al - Echoplex
    12/30 - Together Pangea - Echo
    1/10 - Flesh Eaters - Echoplex (?)
    1/20 - Guster - HOB Anaheim (?)
    1/29 - Patti Smith - Ace (?)


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    1. David Bowie
    2. Neutral Milk Hotel
    3. Pixies
    4. The Smiths
    5. Elbow

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    MADONNA
    Tenacious D
    Red Hot Chili Peppers (this one particularly saddens me considering they seem to be getting worse and worse)
    Coldplay
    Madonna
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    MADONNA
    Tenacious D
    Red Hot Chili Peppers (this one particularly saddens me considering they seem to be getting worse and worse)
    Coldplay
    Madonna
    Thats bad that I have seen all of those acts...

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    Pulp
    Bowie
    Neutral Milk Hotel
    The Smiths
    Talking Heads
    1/11 Tamaryn @ The Echo, 1/20 Elton John @ Caesars Palace, 2/14 Sparks @ The Ace, 2/17 Emmy the Great @ DC9 (?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    MADONNA
    Tenacious D
    Red Hot Chili Peppers (this one particularly saddens me considering they seem to be getting worse and worse)
    Coldplay
    Madonna
    You either:

    1. Have very bad taste in music,

    or

    2. Have already seen all the good bands (leaving only shitty bands to pick from for your top 5).

    Which is it?

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    Off the top of my head...

    1. Radiohead
    2. Daft Punk
    3. Pixies
    4. Belle & Sebastian
    5. AIR
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    Off the top of my head...

    1. Radiohead
    2. Daft Punk
    3. Pixies
    4. Belle & Sebastian
    5. AIR
    Man, you really should have done Coachella 2004 for 4/5 of those...
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorkfish View Post
    Man, you really should have done Coachella 2004 for 4/5 of those...
    Yeah, I know. I listened to shit music back then. Wasn't really aware.
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    Bowie
    Grizzly Bear( Yeah, I know. I am the only one in the world left).
    Lush
    The Smiths
    Siouxsie and the Banshees
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixiessp View Post
    Bowie
    Grizzly Bear( Yeah, I know. I am the only one in the world left).
    Lush
    The Smiths
    Siouxsie and the Banshees
    I need to change this to:

    Talk Talk
    Bowie
    Lush
    The Smiths
    Siouxsie and the Banshees

    I will be seeing Grizzly Bear in October.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixiessp View Post
    Bowie
    Grizzly Bear( Yeah, I know. I am the only one in the world left).
    Lush
    The Smiths
    Siouxsie and the Banshees
    I remember seeing the last few songs of Siouxsie and the Banshees at Coachella 2002...I didn't know any of the songs but they sounded fucking amazing...
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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    Faust
    The Knife
    David Bowie
    Merzbow
    Tom Waits

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    Faust
    The Knife
    David Bowie
    Merzbow
    Tom Waits
    This is the only list (so far) that i haven't seen at least one act from.

    Mine.

    Talking Heads
    Japan
    The The
    Led Zeppelin
    Stina Nordenstam (yes, i know - as pointless as Scott Walker).
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    Faust
    The Knife
    David Bowie
    Merzbow
    Tom Waits
    How shit really? I've at least seen Bowie and Merzbow.
    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Reviewers who note the size of the crowd are dumb fucks.
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    Ahh forgot about The Knife. Have you seen Masonna?
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    Faith No More
    David Bowie
    Talking Heads (does that count?)
    The Smiths
    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    i'll play...

    1. OutKast
    2. The White Stripes
    3. Friendly Fires
    4. Shakira
    5. Talking Heads

    i guess that'll do for now.

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    radiohead
    daft punk
    red hot chilli peppers
    interpol
    pixies

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    i must expand:

    Orbital
    Underworld
    Chemical Brothers (Live)
    Outkast
    Gorillaz

    Basement Jaxx (Live)
    Groove Armada (Live)
    FSOL
    808 State
    Shpongle (Live)

    These are probably the only ones left on my list, other than classics like Bowie, Zeppelin, Rush, Neil Young, the Dead...

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    David Bowie
    Lou Reed
    The Who
    Wilco
    The Libertines
    02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12.2

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    Fugazi
    The Pixies
    Bowie
    The Knife
    Velvet Underground

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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    Paul McCartney
    The Cure
    The Chemical Brothers
    Orbital
    Teenage Fanclub


    This list would have been a lot longer only 18 or 20 mos ago. Since then; Radiohead, Kraftwerk, Portishead, Tindersticks, Paul Weller, Neil Young & Nick Cave have all been scratched off.
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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    It's threads like this that make me realize I have seen a ton of concerts as I really struggled to come up with 5.

    It does help that I crossed off two bands that would have made the list earlier this year (Doves and Mission of Burma)

    1) David Bowie
    2) Hum
    3) The Smiths
    4) Ned's Atomic Dustbin
    5) The Who

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkO View Post
    Paul McCartney
    The Cure
    The Chemical Brothers
    Orbital
    Teenage Fanclub


    This list would have been a lot longer only 18 or 20 mos ago. Since then; Radiohead, Kraftwerk, Portishead, Tindersticks, Paul Weller, Neil Young & Nick Cave have all been scratched off.
    Actually, a top-5 list can only have 5 bands on it, whether it was 20 months ago or 20 years ago.

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    boredoms
    scott walker
    david bowie
    mclusky
    pavement

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbit View Post
    scott walker
    if that ever happens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    if that ever happens...
    have faith....
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    Fugazi
    Husker Du
    Pavement
    Faust
    Unwound
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    Default Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    Bauhaus
    The Smiths
    Peter Murphy
    Radiohead
    Pixies

    They all make me incredibly sad.

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