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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:13 pm 
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I'm surprised no one mentioned Peter Wolf (the singer for the J. Geils Band, not FZ's keyboard player). He's not the most technically gifted vocalist but the only other person I know who could get a crowd going crazy like him was James Brown.

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ReetyAwrighty wrote:
I'm surprised no one mentioned Peter Wolf (the singer for the J. Geils Band, not FZ's keyboard player). He's not the most technically gifted vocalist but the only other person I know who could get a crowd going crazy like him was James Brown.



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:05 am 
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Ceratainly not the greatest ever, but here are some charismatic performers that made an impression:

Grand Funk -Mark Farner http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x6chChxzV0

Jethro Tull- Ian Anderson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toHlMD50eYY

Traffic- Steve Winwood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvT_f_lVyNQ

Pere Ubu- David Thomas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hYqvtHzr48

Richard Hell- Voidoids http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx7bXk4N5no

Leslie West- Mountain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZEcNpcTwUM

Alvin Lee- Ten Years After http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFpfureaCVs

James Chance-Contortions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPb18CzG2gg

David Byrne-Talking Heads http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1wg1DNHbNU


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:13 am 
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It is cliche now, but there was a time around '72 or '73 where Alice Cooper was quite the spectacle and he did really create theatrics that weren't seen anywhere else.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:14 am 
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I don't know, I reckon it's a toss up between Genghis Khan and Kermit The Frog.

What about Wild Man Fisher? A one man army, he gets to be the frontman...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:37 pm 
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I wouldn't say he was the greatest, but he's mid to upper tier: Robin Zander.

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manichispanic wrote:
ReetyAwrighty wrote:
I'm surprised no one mentioned Peter Wolf (the singer for the J. Geils Band, not FZ's keyboard player). He's not the most technically gifted vocalist but the only other person I know who could get a crowd going crazy like him was James Brown.



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:55 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:04 am 
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Good document of David Thomas' front man antics, Rahdley! I'm guessing that you're from Cleveland, since you have seen Rocket from the Tombs live? - In the Pere Ubu video, you can see Eric Drew Feldman on keyboards, btw. Hey used to play in the last great Magic Band, from the period around Shiny Beast and Doc at the Radar Station.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:18 pm 
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Saw Pere Ubu many times, but in NYC. Saw the Radar Station concerts with Eric Drew Feldman

Lots of great clips posted here. Here's one great one of Jimi Hendrix:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT-UudncdEU


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:25 pm 
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Mark E. Smith (The Fall) :smoke:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:44 am 
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I figured you for a Snoop Dog guy... :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:02 pm 
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Rahdley wrote:
Lots of great clips posted here. Here's one great one of Jimi Hendrix:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT-UudncdEU


Perfect Jimi clip, Rahdley.
The first minute alone is enough to raise the hackles everytime I've seen it beginning 25 years (give or take) ago.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:13 pm 
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Dark Clothes wrote:
I'm guessing that you're from Cleveland, since you have seen Rocket from the Tombs live
Rahdley wrote:
Saw Pere Ubu many times


Rahdley, you've seen Rocket From The Tombs? The recent reunion or back in 1975 with Peter Laughner?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:52 am 
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Saw the Rocket From the Tombs reunion in NYC. First became an UBU fan in 1978 when I heard Datapanik in the Year Zero EP.


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You're gonna laugh, but I'm going to say Burton Cummings (Guess Who). He could sing his ass off. He carried that band.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:25 am 
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Not like Leon Thomas

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:08 am 
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Or Alex Ligertwood, for that matter.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:21 am 
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How about some Frontwomen...Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders seems to hang in there with any guy... :smoke:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:28 am 
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I'll give Stevie Nicks some credit there too -- she used to drive audiences wild.

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Do you mean the same Stevie Nicks that singlehandedly ruined Fleetwood Mac?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:06 pm 
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I'd stick Joan Jett (on the list too) :wink:

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