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(Blabbermouth)   In their effort to retain the title of 'Worst Band In The World', Great White plays a concert in North Dakota with no restrictions in place: No social distancing, masks, common sense or talent   (blabbermouth.net) divider line
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2020-07-11 7:32:22 PM  
What about pyrotechnics?
 
2020-07-11 7:35:37 PM  
Maybe this time Richard Dreyfus won't show up with his long needle and lethal drugs to "take care of them."
 
2020-07-11 7:41:16 PM  
[insert fire/covid joke here]
 
2020-07-11 7:41:30 PM  
You didn't know that rock and roll burned
So you bought a candle and you lived and you learned
 
2020-07-11 7:47:18 PM  
I didn't even know they were still alive. Go figure.
 
2020-07-11 8:16:07 PM  
Is another band about to pass them up on the body count?
 
2020-07-11 8:33:57 PM  
I mean, killing a bunch of fans is what got people talking about them again last time...
 
2020-07-11 8:35:42 PM  
Even these guys are(were) social distancing-

worst cover ever! *the final count down*
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2020-07-11 8:42:36 PM  
They just want the venue to burn.
 
2020-07-11 9:01:08 PM  
Was their big finale a Talking Heads cover?
 
2020-07-11 11:06:06 PM  
I saw them live around 1990 or so.  They sucked bad then. I mean, bad.  If I wasn't there for Tesla, who was playing later I would have left.

Tesla, on the other hand, absolutely rocked their set.
 
2020-07-11 11:26:40 PM  
csb:
About three years ago on my way across country I stopped in Twin Falls Idaho for the night.
I was checking into a hotel and one of the girls at the desk mentioned with great excitement that Great White was staying there and playing in town the next day!

I said "Oh, the rodeo in the town? Or is it the county fair?"
She actually got offended and said "No, they're playing at [venue].

Later I went out to the court yard for a smoke and a bunch of the band and crew were across the way drinking.

/that was my brush with Great Whiteness..
 
2020-07-11 11:47:02 PM  
Of all the bands that should be thinking of the safety of their fans . . .
 
2020-07-12 12:40:58 AM  

labman: I saw them live around 1990 or so.  They sucked bad then. I mean, bad.  If I wasn't there for Tesla, who was playing later I would have left.

Tesla, on the other hand, absolutely rocked their set.


I saw Tesla open up for.... someone right around the same time.   I remember Tesla being awesome.   I can't remember the headline act at all.

I want to say it was Poison, but the Black Crows opened up for them, and it was much the same.  Crows were fantastic.  We fought to get to the gate for that show.  When Poison played, we went all the way to the back of the arena and sat as far up in the stands as we could, and then just smoked pot and laughed.
 
2020-07-12 1:09:22 AM  
Hey, a gig's a gig. That meth ain't gonna pay for itself.
 
2020-07-12 1:12:10 AM  

dildo tontine: What about pyrotechnics?


'pyrotechnics'
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2020-07-12 1:25:29 AM  
I thought these guys were supposed to be the "world's most dangerous band."
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2020-07-12 1:26:19 AM  
A friendly reminder that the best version of their hit was produced by Todd Rundgren and recorded by Partridge boy, and i don't mean Andy.

Once Bitten Twice Shy
Youtube p_yJlcd-Nlg
 
2020-07-12 1:29:35 AM  
Haven't they killed enough people?
 
2020-07-12 1:29:57 AM  
I almost forgot. Fire kills viruses.
 
2020-07-12 1:55:00 AM  
There were a lot of screaming fans at their last show.
 
2020-07-12 2:08:29 AM  
That video of The Station fire put me in a month long funk.
 
2020-07-12 2:11:16 AM  

Therion: Was their big finale a Talking Heads cover?


***Too soon.Gif***
 
2020-07-12 2:14:47 AM  
My first concert, 1983. Rainbow Room, Denver, CO.
Led Zeppelin, a tribute by Great White.
Damn good as far as I remember.
 
2020-07-12 2:21:33 AM  
From Wiki: "Great White made headlines when in 2003 a Rhode Island nightclub at which they were playing caught fire due to their negligence, leading to the deaths of 100 people"

So I guess they haven't gotten much smarter.  They certainly couldn't get worse.
 
2020-07-12 2:35:57 AM  
Or maybe they covered Billy Joel : "We didn't start the fire"
 
2020-07-12 2:39:30 AM  
That is my home town.  They are exactly as dumb and redneck as they appear to be, and I wonder how many former classmates I will lose over the next few weeks.
 
2020-07-12 2:41:14 AM  

Imaginativescreenname: A friendly reminder that the best version of their hit was produced by Todd Rundgren and recorded by Partridge boy, and i don't mean Andy.

[YouTube video: Once Bitten Twice Shy]


Hit was by Ian Hunter.  Crappy cover was by Great White.
 
2020-07-12 3:07:36 AM  

dereksmalls: Imaginativescreenname: A friendly reminder that the best version of their hit was produced by Todd Rundgren and recorded by Partridge boy, and i don't mean Andy.

[YouTube video: Once Bitten Twice Shy]

Hit was by Ian Hunter.  Crappy cover was by Great White.


And here it is for comparison.
Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Youtube oz0EKpTn5gg
 
2020-07-12 3:07:50 AM  

Imaginativescreenname: A friendly reminder that the best version of their hit was produced by Todd Rundgren and recorded by Partridge boy, and i don't mean Andy.

[Youtube-video:Once Bitten Twice Shy]


Wrong Cassidy. Shaun was in The Hardy Boys Mysteries, brother David was the Partridge.
 
2020-07-12 4:05:35 AM  

Rent Party: labman: I saw them live around 1990 or so.  They sucked bad then. I mean, bad.  If I wasn't there for Tesla, who was playing later I would have left.

Tesla, on the other hand, absolutely rocked their set.

I saw Tesla open up for.... someone right around the same time.   I remember Tesla being awesome.   I can't remember the headline act at all.

I want to say it was Poison, but the Black Crows opened up for them, and it was much the same.  Crows were fantastic.  We fought to get to the gate for that show.  When Poison played, we went all the way to the back of the arena and sat as far up in the stands as we could, and then just smoked pot and laughed.


I'm actually glad the Hair Nation station exists on SiriusXM kinda for bands like Tesla. They definitely weren't hair metal, but they just got lumped into that era simply on the account of them being at the same place at the same time.

There were a fair number of acts that sorta just got lost because no one knew what to do with them once Nirvana came around. Tesla was one of those acts & they were a damned good rock n' roll band that deserved to be heard every now & again.
 
2020-07-12 4:14:30 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: I'm actually glad the Hair Nation station exists on SiriusXM kinda for bands like Tesla


But the signs said long haired freaky people need  not apply.
 
2020-07-12 6:14:39 AM  
While numerous events have been imposing restrictions, such as wearing masks and social distancing, "First On First" has no such rules in place.

"We do not have restrictions, believe it or not, we don't have any," April Getz, an event coordinator for Odd Fellows, which organizes, runs and comes up with the funding for the events, told The Dickinson Press. "It's one of those things where if people feel comfortable coming down and mixing and mingling, that's their personal choice. We're leaving it up to everybody that chooses to attend."
 
2020-07-12 6:19:08 AM  

ModernLuddite: While numerous events have been imposing restrictions, such as wearing masks and social distancing, "First On First" has no such rules in place.

"We do not have restrictions, believe it or not, we don't have any," April Getz, an event coordinator for Odd Fellows, which organizes, runs and comes up with the funding for the events, told The Dickinson Press. "It's one of those things where if people feel comfortable coming down and mixing and mingling, that's their personal choice. We're leaving it up to everybody that chooses to attend."


So no one is making me attend, right? It's totally my choice?

I'm ok with this.
 
2020-07-12 6:22:28 AM  
Music video of their most famous hit:

The Station Nightclub Fire
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2020-07-12 6:59:27 AM  
When your negligence becomes the basis of a Law & Order episode, you know you've made it big in the world of negligence.
 
2020-07-12 7:03:49 AM  

ModernLuddite: April Getz, an event coordinator for Odd Fellows, which organizes, runs and comes up with the funding for the events


The I.O.O.F. has certainly come down in the world.....
 
2020-07-12 7:03:52 AM  

RolandTGunner: csb:
About three years ago on my way across country I stopped in Twin Falls Idaho for the night.
I was checking into a hotel and one of the girls at the desk mentioned with great excitement that Great White was staying there and playing in town the next day!

I said "Oh, the rodeo in the town? Or is it the county fair?"
She actually got offended and said "No, they're playing at [venue].

Later I went out to the court yard for a smoke and a bunch of the band and crew were across the way drinking.

/that was my brush with Great Whiteness..


You should have bought a bunch of fireworks, dropped them at their feet and told them to finish the job.

They and the venue owner should have been charged with mass murder.
 
2020-07-12 7:05:49 AM  

dildo tontine: What about pyrotechnics?


Back in the less kind Fark of yore, someone basically Rick Rolled a thread with the audio of that club fire. It took me about 45 seconds to realize what it was and I still remember that recording years later.
 
2020-07-12 7:20:39 AM  
Just saw this on the 'book and had to come here to comment. First off, I'd like to see what version of the band this is because the version that played "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" thirty years ago stopped existing about 25 years ago. As far as I remember, it was Jack Russell, maybe one other guy and a bunch of ringers. So you're not even close to seeing "Great White."

Second off, as one of the only Farkers who ever played there, I can tell you the Station was one of the worst venues we played at. (Neck and neck with the 2nd Living Room in Providence, which smelled like a chicken coop and our barefoot drummer refused to play barefoot there.) The owner (I say that singly as Mike did everything and Jeff just financed it with his WPRI gig) was a douche who would string bands along for "open mic nights," and then never follow through with real gigs unless he thought he could pack the place. (Even forgot to call us one time when he decided to not have the gig because of snow...which we drove through to find out.)

And then there's the building itself. The Station was a repurposed old restaurant that had been added to piecemeal for years, and whose many attempts at soundproofing were literally just an accident waiting to happen, as they were probably the worst combination possible of materials from a flammability point of view. The owner would routinely go over capacity because he could, because WWFD got paid for it and no one really cared anyway.

I'm 5-9 and I could touch the lighting rig. The drum alcove was 8' square - I know this because my drummer's kit was about 6' square and getting in and out was a one shot deal. The stage was about 10 or 12 feet deep. Add all that up and there was literally no way any sane person would look around and say, "No, it's okay, this is a perfect place to set up pyro!" But as Biechele was a stupid sychopant who just did what Jack said, we ended up with the worst tragedy in hair band history.

Even North Dakota is too close for those asshats to be to RI.

\read Killer Show sometime, it's good if not gut-wrenching
 
2020-07-12 8:10:30 AM  
I hope this isnt the Sunday morning music club this week
 
2020-07-12 8:28:46 AM  
"Worst Band in the World"

When did they unseat Pearl Jam?
 
2020-07-12 8:55:09 AM  

walrusonion: I thought these guys were supposed to be the "world's most dangerous band."
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No
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClcwK​g​xu2wk
 
2020-07-12 9:15:36 AM  
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\not a fan
 
2020-07-12 9:26:31 AM  

dildo tontine: What about pyrotechnics?


Fire will kill Covid so that's a good thing, right?
 
kab
2020-07-12 9:27:40 AM  
They're just following the lead of country acts.
 
2020-07-12 10:28:18 AM  

Rent Party: I saw Tesla open up for.... someone right around the same time.   I remember Tesla being awesome.   I can't remember the headline act at all.

I want to say it was Poison, but the Black Crows opened up for them


It still may have been Poison. Tesla was opening for them around ... 1990? 1991?
 
2020-07-12 10:38:55 AM  
They're trying to beat their own record for "Fans killed due to band negligence"?  Fine.  Proceed.
 
2020-07-12 10:50:29 AM  
They've played my county's fair a couple of times.  I've made sure to avoid town on those occasions.
 
2020-07-12 11:18:41 AM  
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