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2013-10-24 10:10:10 PM
Huh. Was expecting someone else, but that was an incredible live band and underappreciated here in the states back then.
Also, I just saw Queens of the Stone Age a month ago. I expected nothing really, and was treated to the tightest band and best show I've seen in... well, close to ever. Do not miss this show if they are in your town.
 
2013-10-24 10:19:55 PM
Least tight band...The Go Gos.
 
2013-10-24 10:20:04 PM
Best front man?  Oh, so many.  But c'mon, no one's better than Mick Jagger.
 
2013-10-24 10:22:10 PM

I_C_Weener: Least tight band...The Go Gos.


I was so bummed when they broke up after their 3rd album, Talk Show.  They had just gotten tight, their musicianship had improved so much.  Their songwriting had gotten a lot stronger.  Their live show was a blast.

And then they broke up.
 
2013-10-24 10:24:40 PM
IMHO Freddie Mercury was and still is the greatest frontman.
 
2013-10-24 10:28:24 PM

Earguy: Best front man?  Oh, so many.  But c'mon, no one's better than Mick Jagger.


Front  man? Thread worthless without Susanna Hoffs pics.
 
2013-10-24 10:30:10 PM
Tightest band ever?

The Roots.

One of the best shows I have ever seen, ever: Erykah Badu, the Roots @ the Fillmore 2008
 
2013-10-24 10:30:47 PM

dugitman: Earguy: Best front man?  Oh, so many.  But c'mon, no one's better than Mick Jagger.

Front  man? Thread worthless without Susanna Hoffs pics.


What, your fingers are broken?

Oh, she's gorgeous, still is, but great front?  She's not.  Back in the day, she was too busy being a pretty girl to work for it.  Now, she's too busy being a musician/singer.
 
2013-10-24 10:31:51 PM
Saw Roger Waters from the 2nd row at Philips Arena in the DSOTM tour. Had to make do with lower level for The Wall. These tied for best all-around show. For over $200/ticket, they had better.

The best "good time at a concert" experience was probably Green Day. Great interaction with the crowd, $20 tickets, and you know most all of the songs.

Best mosh pit (from back in the day when we did that sort of thing) had to be Filter's first tour back in the 90's in Nashville, during "Nice Shot". They only played smaller venues with a few hundred people paying $10 each. The guitarist's wallet was stolen when he crowd surfed, and some kid ran up and handed it to Jason Patrick while me and my friend were talking to him.
 
2013-10-24 10:38:29 PM
Jean Luc Ponty at the Tower.Theater in Upper Darby.

Supertramp at the Tower.Theater in Upper Darby.
 
2013-10-24 10:41:42 PM

Earguy: But c'mon, no one's better than Mick Jagger.


But some people come close.
 
2013-10-24 10:48:28 PM
Seeing a Todd Rudgren concert in a Philadelphia theater full of Todd Rundgren fans is a borderline religious experience.  It's not just Todd, it's the whole crowd vibe and the energy exchange between the artist and audience.
 
2013-10-24 10:52:23 PM
Tightest band: The Police c. Reggatta de Blanc.

Before then they were too raw, and afterward they became Sting's solo career backup band, but didn't quite realize it yet.
 
2013-10-24 10:59:28 PM
Tight band:   the touring incarnation of Steely Dan.  Kieth Carlock on drums and Freddie Washington on bass, Jon Herrington on guitar.  Becker, Fagen, and the female singers make it seem like they're loose and kinda winging it, but the core band and the horn section are tight as hell.
 
2013-10-24 11:02:00 PM
Was James Brown a frontman? Cause he didnt suck. Also, his band was widely considered the tightest band in the world through the 70s
 
2013-10-24 11:08:22 PM
Queens of the Stone Age circa Songs for the Deaf was one of the hottest, tightest lineups ever. Homme, Oliveri, Grohl, and Lanegan with Alain Johannes in tow could power a small city.
 
2013-10-24 11:26:07 PM

Earguy: Tight band:   the touring incarnation of Steely Dan.  Kieth Carlock on drums and Freddie Washington on bass, Jon Herrington on guitar.  Becker, Fagen, and the female singers make it seem like they're loose and kinda winging it, but the core band and the horn section are tight as hell.


I think anything live is going to sound loose compared to a Steely Dan studio album.  I know some people don't care for how slick the arrangements are, but I love it.  None of their studio albums sound overproduced to me, but rather immaculately balanced and orchestrated.  They had a knack for knowing exactly when enough was enough and giving exactly that much, no less, no more, when it came to background instruments, vocals, instrumental runs, etc.
 
2013-10-24 11:38:33 PM
Helmet. Tightest of the tight. Possibly with Gojira close behind. farking Helmet, in their day, were perfectly tight.
 
2013-10-24 11:40:52 PM
Tightest band I've seen: Tool. 4 times.

Best front man: David Lee Roth in 1981.
 
2013-10-24 11:45:45 PM

Earguy: Seeing a Todd Rudgren concert in a Philadelphia theater full of Todd Rundgren fans is a borderline religious experience.  It's not just Todd, it's the whole crowd vibe and the energy exchange between the artist and audience.


At the Tower Theater.
 
2013-10-24 11:46:00 PM
Frank Zappa circa 1980
 
2013-10-24 11:50:57 PM
Tight? I don't think I've heard something cool described as tight since the 90s. Except when you were talking about the beeyotch hoochiemama you were hittin', my homeskillet. Peace out.

/Tool- Maynard
 
2013-10-24 11:56:51 PM
I'm liking Tegan & Sara's sound.  But, that's just me.
 
2013-10-25 12:10:12 AM
Steely Dan put together the tightest touring band that I believe I've ever seen, and Paul Bernadou is my favorite front man.
 
2013-10-25 12:23:52 AM
Tightest band I've seen live: Rush or Tool (Undertow lineup).

Best frontman I've seen live: It's either Freddie Mercury or Bruce Dickinson but I think Freddie just edges him out (and is arguably the best frontman in the history of rock music)
 
2013-10-25 12:24:38 AM
Santana and, of course, Carlos Santana.
 
2013-10-25 12:25:41 AM
Tightest band? Is go with Clapton when he was toeing with both Doyle Bramhall II and Derek Trucks. Also Chris Stainton on keyboard.

Greatest front man? Does Buddy Guy count?
 
2013-10-25 12:25:41 AM
Is Michael Hutchence sill Hanging around?
Groans at pun,
 
2013-10-25 12:26:09 AM

Staffist: Steely Dan put together the tightest touring band that I believe I've ever seen, and Paul Bernadou is my favorite front man.


Steely Dan was a Royal Scam....
;-)
 
2013-10-25 12:26:22 AM
Another vote for Freddie as front man
takelessons.com
He probably wasn't very tight though.

I saw The Eagles once, back in the late 70s or early 80s.  They were amazingly tight.
 
2013-10-25 12:26:36 AM
Tightest band I've seen live is Between the Buried and Me. I haven't seen them in around 10 years, but their live show actually sounded more technically proficient than the studio recordings (which were damn near perfect.)

Best frontman I've seen live recently is the singer for Sick of it All. Great energy throughout the whole set and did just enough inter-song talking to keep everyone lively and interested.
 
2013-10-25 12:26:46 AM
I have to agree with the folks saying Steely Dan is the tightest live band.
Their live stuff is even more phenomenal that their studio stuff.

For front man I'd have to give Freddie Mercury my vote.
 
2013-10-25 12:28:28 AM

Bathia_Mapes: IMHO Freddie Mercury was and still is the greatest frontman.


Oh, hell yea.
 
2013-10-25 12:28:56 AM
May sound strange, but the Blues Brothers Band was tight as fark.
 
2013-10-25 12:29:09 AM
Easy - the one I like and the one you don't.
 
2013-10-25 12:29:50 AM
Wow subs.  That took some balls to post this.  Just saying.

/and your taste of music sucks
 
2013-10-25 12:30:00 AM

Herr Docktor Heinrich Wisenheimer: Frank Zappa circa 1980


Oh, that was a time. You got hold of that bad acid and didn't come down for two weeks. You keep telling everyone that you were Jesus Christ and then you jumped off a roof 'cause you thought you could fly!
 
2013-10-25 12:31:46 AM

jalora: May sound strange, but the Blues Brothers Band was tight as fark.


Not very strange, the actual band is basically a "who's who" of blues/r&b sidemen and studio musicians.
 
2013-10-25 12:32:00 AM
I've seen the Violent Femmes a few times and they're note perfect show to show. Not a whole lot free expression in the play, but always a great show.
 
2013-10-25 12:32:14 AM
Best frontman: Between the Buried and Me

Probably a toss up between Buried Inside and High on Fire for the other.  Same show.  I got really drunk, but I remember it being amazing
 
2013-10-25 12:32:52 AM
Also, Dethklok is extremely tight live for a fake band
 
2013-10-25 12:33:01 AM
Saw Oingo Boingo in 1993(isn) in Dallas.  Perfect show.  Very, tight
Devo in 2006 in Atlanta. Extremely talented guys.
Midnight Oil: 2001 at the Fillmore in SF.  One of those shows that made you feel like you were floating.
Berlin: 2001 - Amazing.
NIN: 2006 - Perfect. Tight.

All five of these bands put on shows that change your life.

Bauhaus:  Notsomuch.
 
2013-10-25 12:33:44 AM
There's a really good chance that in INXS' heyday, you weren't really observing a 'tight band' what-so-ever.  That is the timeframe when acts began cheating with prerecorded overlays.
 
2013-10-25 12:35:41 AM

The Slush: Also, Dethklok is extremely tight live for a fake band


Isn't it mostly just Strapping Young Lad?
 
2013-10-25 12:35:59 AM
And just to tick off everyone. What about a frontwoman : )
 
2013-10-25 12:36:05 AM
Best front man? I know they were just a fad, but Pele Almqvist from the hives put on am amazing site every time I saw them.

Tightest band? It depend, I think Godspeed was the best musicianship I've ever seen live, but I gotta give props to some of the metal acts out there, mainly Mastadon and Trail of the Dead.

Best show I've ever seen? The full 14 man incarnation of Olivia Tremor Control, complete with 3 drummers. Definitely not "tight" per se, as they were all on acid, but a religious experience nonetheless.
 
2013-10-25 12:36:52 AM

paulleah: Saw Oingo Boingo in 1993(isn) in Dallas.  Perfect show.  Very, tight
Devo in 2006 in Atlanta. Extremely talented guys.
Midnight Oil: 2001 at the Fillmore in SF.  One of those shows that made you feel like you were floating.
Berlin: 2001 - Amazing.
NIN: 2006 - Perfect. Tight.

All five of these bands put on shows that change your life.

Bauhaus:  Notsomuch.


Ha.
Peter Murphy sucks.
Tones on Tale/Love & Rockets/Bubblemen were good shows.
Peter Murphy:  Notsomuch
 
2013-10-25 12:38:47 AM
Rare Earth.
 
2013-10-25 12:39:21 AM
Warren Zevon, about a half a year before he died... sitting a couple of bar stools away at the Trade Winds on the Jersey shore
 
2013-10-25 12:39:31 AM

Bin_jammin: I've seen the Violent Femmes a few times and they're note perfect show to show. Not a whole lot free expression in the play, but always a great show.


My first concert ever! I was 15, got my friends uncle to drive us, and he was absolutely shiatfaced and almost killed us.

Good times.
 
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