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2014-04-17 11:39:26 AM  
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What UB-40 might look like.
 
2014-04-17 01:35:15 PM  
David Bowie
 
2014-04-17 01:37:47 PM  
Red Red Whine...makes me bleed from my ears...makes me barf in my beer....
 
2014-04-17 01:46:02 PM  
DUB40
 
2014-04-17 01:47:25 PM  
I'm frequently astounded at the lack of skills displayed by the sound men during a big name concert. Everything else is top notch and professional, but then it's sounds like shiat or is  WAY TOO LOUD. Like when I sit next to the board it sounds like crap.
 
2014-04-17 01:52:25 PM  

milowitz: I'm frequently astounded at the lack of skills displayed by the sound men during a big name concert. Everything else is top notch and professional, but then it's sounds like shiat or is  WAY TOO LOUD. Like when I sit next to the board it sounds like crap.


Aye, but you haven't got the hearing loss that "professional" sound guys have after years of apprenticing with deaf sound guys whose raison d'être is to show you how loud the system can go without breaking up, noob!
 
2014-04-17 01:56:58 PM  

milowitz: I'm frequently astounded at the lack of skills displayed by the sound men during a big name concert. Everything else is top notch and professional, but then it's sounds like shiat or is  WAY TOO LOUD. Like when I sit next to the board it sounds like crap.


Same here.  And most of the time, it's as easy as podding the gain down and turning the master volume up a little bit.  Drives me nuts.
 
2014-04-17 01:58:21 PM  
UB40 were once awesome, before teh red red whine:

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2014-04-17 02:04:45 PM  
Is that a shiatty Van Halen album?
 
2014-04-17 02:09:19 PM  
Monkey, Panda, Moose, and Possum drink red wine.
 
2014-04-17 02:14:50 PM  
Ali Campbell's voice does that to me at any volume.
 
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2014-04-17 02:54:55 PM  
From a link on that page about Noel Gallagher finding a great restaurant:

"Then about 5 mins (minutes) later, in walks that singer and top dreadnought Billy Ocean!!! Caribbean Queen, and all that? No? Google him. Top food. Maybe some of the best I've ever had, and I've had a lot."

"It's the best beer I've ever tasted, and I've tasted a lot." - Billy Carter

www.mentalfloss.com
 
2014-04-17 02:57:19 PM  
Loud music is to cover up the lack of the band's talent.
 
2014-04-17 03:06:49 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Loud music is to cover up the lack of the band's talent.


THIS

Link
 
2014-04-17 03:09:57 PM  
Drivin' n Cryin' at a mid-sized club...a buddy of mine convinced me to go.

Earplugs didn't help.  Ungodly insanely loud.
 
2014-04-17 03:22:40 PM  
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This was the last time I listened to them.  Had no idea they still existed.
 
2014-04-17 03:22:41 PM  

ristst: Drivin' n Cryin' at a mid-sized club...a buddy of mine convinced me to go.

Earplugs didn't help.  Ungodly insanely loud.


Holy shiat, Drivin' and Cryin'. Haven't thought about them since middle school. I think I liked them though.
 
2014-04-17 03:58:22 PM  

ristst: Drivin' n Cryin' at a mid-sized club...a buddy of mine convinced me to go.

Earplugs didn't help.  Ungodly insanely loud.


Saw them open for Midnight Oil.

/Get off my lawn
 
2014-04-17 04:09:59 PM  
Metallica, Black Album tour, Los Angeles Forum: deafening, so loud I could hear the band just fine in the bathroom. It was glorious, the best arena concert sound I've experienced. Really loud, but you could hear all the details too.

King Crimson, House of Blues Los Angeles, 2003, also really really really loud, but also crystal clear. When the quiet bits happened, it was a nice contrast. Oh, and the dude and two chicks who talked throughout the whole show with your backs to the stage, even during the quiet bits, even after people asked you to be quiet multiple times? I hope you died in a fire soon after.

Smeggy Smurf: Loud music is to cover up the lack of the band's talent.

So, all those concerts at the Hollywood Bowl that I've attended where sometimes the crickets in the hills around the Bowl were louder than the music showed off how talented the band was?

Got it.
 
2014-04-17 04:17:48 PM  

Henry Holland: Oh, and the dude and two chicks who talked throughout the whole show with your backs to the stage, even during the quiet bits, even after people asked you to be quiet multiple times? I hope you died in a fire soon after.


They didn't because there is no God.
 
2014-04-17 04:18:57 PM  

Henry Holland: Smeggy Smurf: Loud music is to cover up the lack of the band's talent.

So, all those concerts at the Hollywood Bowl that I've attended where sometimes the crickets in the hills around the Bowl were louder than the music showed off how talented the band was?

Got it.


I refuse to believe you're that stupid.  But this is Fark so you never know
 
2014-04-17 04:26:16 PM  
Corn Exchange?
 
2014-04-17 04:26:16 PM  
Red, Red bloooOOOoooodd.....
 
2014-04-17 04:27:47 PM  

mjohnson71: ristst: Drivin' n Cryin' at a mid-sized club...a buddy of mine convinced me to go.

Earplugs didn't help.  Ungodly insanely loud.

Saw them open for Midnight Oil.

/Get off my lawn


I would have LOVED to see Midnight Oil live. Incredible live band.
 
2014-04-17 04:36:57 PM  
This is what the Cambridge Corn Exchange looks like from the stage.
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If you don't know that you're playing too loud in a venue that size then you suck.
 
2014-04-17 04:41:01 PM  

red5ish: This is what the Cambridge Corn Exchange looks like from the stage.
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If you don't know that you're playing too loud in a venue that size then you suck.


Corn Exchange?
 
2014-04-17 05:27:44 PM  
Saw them in Reno and have to say it was one of the best and most drunken times of my life.


/would rate it a 95 Dick, easy to dance to
 
2014-04-17 05:28:51 PM  

Henry Holland: Really loud, but you could hear all the details too.


By definition, that's not possible.
www.cs.uccs.edu
 
2014-04-17 05:40:57 PM  
Midnight Oil live?

Well it's kind of like watching a bar band try to play an arena because they had a hit.


/srsly
 
2014-04-17 05:43:40 PM  
"Anna Webster said she left Monday's gig at the Corn Exchange"

Is that what they're calling swingers clubs now?
 
2014-04-17 06:25:48 PM  

Dragonflew: mjohnson71: ristst: Drivin' n Cryin' at a mid-sized club...a buddy of mine convinced me to go.

Earplugs didn't help.  Ungodly insanely loud.

Saw them open for Midnight Oil.

/Get off my lawn

I would have LOVED to see Midnight Oil live. Incredible live band.




In September of 1985, I saw Midnight Oil at the Santa Barbara county bowl when they opened for UB40. Both bands were great, and they weren't too loud because there are lots of very high priced homes nearby with owners who don't want to be disturbed. It was a perfect late summer evening, and I've never seen so many beautiful women in one place before.

I always take ear plugs with me to concerts, and I wish that I had started sooner. Tinnitus is annoying, and hard to ignore. More likely caused by my years of riding a motorcycle than the handful of rock concerts I've been to. But that Tubes concert I went to at Humboldt State back in '83 likely left me with some permanent hearing damage. It was just too damned loud.
 
2014-04-17 06:45:00 PM  
Smeggy Smurf: I refuse to believe you're that stupid. But this is Fark so you never know

Says the stupid person that made a stupid statement that I replied to sarcastically.

Theaetetus: By definition, that's not possible.

Spare me your charts, I could hear Lar's hi-hat during the loud parts, because I was there.

Dragonflew: : I would have LOVED to see Midnight Oil live. Incredible live band.

This. Saw 'em twice and while I think the quality of the albums dropped off after Earth & Sun & Moon, they still kicked ass live.
 
2014-04-17 07:30:44 PM  

Henry Holland: Smeggy Smurf: I refuse to believe you're that stupid. But this is Fark so you never know

Says the stupid person that made a stupid statement that I replied to sarcastically.

Theaetetus: By definition, that's not possible.

Spare me your charts, I could hear Lar's hi-hat during the loud parts, because I was there.

Dragonflew: : I would have LOVED to see Midnight Oil live. Incredible live band.

This. Saw 'em twice and while I think the quality of the albums dropped off after Earth & Sun & Moon, they still kicked ass live.


Hi hat isn't exactly details, particularly the weight Lars uses and how hard he hits them.

I saw Metallica in 93 and 99 and they always had kickass sound. And loud. Like hear it miles away loud.
 
2014-04-17 07:32:44 PM  

devilEther: David Bowie


+1  Should be seeing TAB at HOB in Cleveland next month.
 
2014-04-17 07:42:48 PM  
Amateurs

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2014-04-17 07:46:10 PM  

thamike: Corn Exchange?


Came to say this.
 
2014-04-17 08:13:26 PM  
Sugar (Bob Mould) was one of the loudest concerts I ever attended. I do not know why. People were leaving during this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYQObGeEEW0
 
2014-04-17 09:07:19 PM  

red5ish: If you don't know that you're playing too loud in a venue that size then you suck.


News Flash: bands don't control their sound levels in a venue like that.
 
2014-04-17 11:29:20 PM  
My coworker's boyfriend is in a band.  Yeas ago I took her up on her offer to come to hear them play.  On the way, my brother and I came across a raccoon with its head stuck in a tin can outside a Quick Chek.

Utilizing a dirty t-shirt from the back of his truck, I caught the animal and spent 30 minutes straddling the struggling animal, waiting for the local cops to show up.  They found a box and we showed the animal inside.  I learned later it took tranqs and tin snips to free the poor beast.

We then continued on to the venue.  The band was in a weird feud state that involved uping their own volume to drown out other band members.  The result was so loud as to be incomprehensible and physically painful.  It was far more dangerous than pouncing on a possibly rabid, and definitely terrified raccoon.

/CSS
 
2014-04-18 12:04:44 AM  

Henry Holland: Theaetetus: By definition, that's not possible.

Spare me your charts, I could hear Lar's hi-hat during the loud parts, because I was there.


Ah, right... The physics doesn't matter, the important part is what you know you heard. Incidentally, I have some speaker cables that you'd absolutely love. Sure, they're $1000 a foot, but they have 99.9999% oxygen free copper and solid gold connectors, and each one comes with a hand-carved woodenferrite, for the ultimate in organic green-technology magnetic interference rejection! They'll bring out the warmest thuddy feelings of Lars' hat much better than those zip cords from Radio Shack. EIP, and bring your credit card.
 
2014-04-18 12:29:51 AM  
Red, red wii... "owwwww! My brain!"
 
2014-04-18 03:36:33 AM  
UB40))))
 
2014-04-18 03:41:18 AM  

Superjew: red5ish: If you don't know that you're playing too loud in a venue that size then you suck.

News Flash: bands don't control their sound levels in a venue like that.


Hello, a band that doesn't control their sound levels is out of \\ I don't even


Do you think that's a News Flash or a complete failure?
particularly when the sound levels are bad.
Music, you know, or maybe you don't.
 
2014-04-18 05:11:09 AM  

FloridaFarkTag: Red Red Whine...makes me bleed from my ears...makes me barf in my beer....


I don't mind the Wine song, did they record any other songs? All these people have never been to a Ted Nugent concert.
Say what you want about Motor City Man but his '70s shows were awesome, ears still ringing from Weekend Warriors concert.

/course ringing could be not keeping up with meds
//off lawn
 
2014-04-18 09:29:00 AM  
red red winnnnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


stay close to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
 
2014-04-18 09:41:56 AM  
A friend of mine is a sound guy (a good one) and he uses an SPL meter to ensure levels are within a safe range. Kinda thought that was common practice among competent sound people. Not only do you risk hearing loss, but the music turns to noise at super high volume levels.

When I saw Richard Thompson last summer outdoors in Iowa City, the sound was perfect. Even right in front of the speaker stack, it wasn't uncomfortable. Those sound guys knew their stuff. You don't have to blow people's brains out with volume.
 
2014-04-18 10:10:45 AM  

weirdneighbour: I don't mind the Wine song, did they record any other songs?


Almost a score of albums, and still producing...

That is like saying The Specials/AKA, The Selector, Toots, Skatalites, The Beat, Madness, Buster Bloodvessel, etc are not still around playing and producing.

The Selector's 'String Theory' has been on my repeat list since it came out a little over a year ago.

/sigh, so hard to find others who enjoy the same music I do.
//Except for the kids.  10 year old daughter has enjoyed daddy's music so much she pushed us to let her learn to play Trumpet.
 
2014-04-18 10:49:56 AM  

Petey4335: /sigh, so hard to find others who enjoy the same music I do.


Not that hard.

I got Max Romeo, Hopeton Lewis, Toots, G.G. Allstars, Tosh, Levy, Dekker, and Phyllis Dillon in my driving mix right now.
 
2014-04-18 12:23:47 PM  
the Corn Exchange in Cambridge 

?
 
2014-04-18 12:24:31 PM  

bwilson27: the Corn Exchange in Cambridge 

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