Amph The Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (or Beatles) thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Grand_Admiral_Grant, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. TryWhistlingThis Jedi Grand Master

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    A Melbournian here also :) I thought of going, he's a nice enough guy, but just not the Beatle i'd rush out to see. I'll put the funds toward the long rumoured McCartney tour that's finally said to happen this year. Either that or my money goes to The Stones.
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    I've seen Paul twice now, and although I would move mountains to get tickets to see him in concert again (the third time will be the best, I know that [face_love] ), I've never seen Ringo and would like to tick him.

    As for your money going to see the Stones... I hope you have a lot of money. [face_frustrated]
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  3. DT421 Force Ghost

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    I was fortunate enough to see Ringo and his All-Starr Band in the late 80's. I believe that was his first "All-Starr" tour.
  4. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Just realised McCartney last played here in NZ 20 years ago. Makes me feel very old.
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    :D Awesome. Even though the process isn't completely correct. :p
  7. DT421 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I noticed that when I first saw this. It has you going through the "Na na na na's" after every verse. :p
  8. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    And it completely misses half the song, too - "And any time you feel the pain..." and "So let it out and let it in..." :p
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  9. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    The layman's guide to Hey Jude, perhaps?
  10. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Sitting in the pub, 1 hour til Ringo takes the stage. With peace and love.
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  11. harpua Chosen One

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    There is a serious lack of a JU JUDY JUDY JUDY JUDY JUDY YOW
  12. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I'd love to see Paul in concert.
  13. Everton Chosen One

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  14. Debo Force Ghost

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    And of... "goodeveningladiesandgentlemen na na na..."
  15. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    [IMG]

    It was good, dumb fun. A group singalong for oldies. The concert was all over the place, the "all starrs" not having the pedigree of All Starr members prior such as Joe Walsh, Dr John, Rick Danko & Levon Helm.

    Steve Lukather is a knob. He must have a pedal that makes all his solos sound like a dying duck. Perhaps he actually has a dying duck in his effects array? He was there though, to make Ringo's vocals sound good. Lukather attempted lead vocals on 3 Toto songs (you can guess the three, I'm sure).

    Greg Rollie was a treat, the original Santana vocalist, he sang great versions of Black Magic Woman and Evil Ways, ruined only by Lukather's fretboard wankery.

    Greg Page sang his 2 Mr Mister hits, Kyrie and Broken Wings, and some new track - fabulous voice, but those 80s hits were perhaps a decade too new for most of the crowd.

    I know of Todd Rundgren, but he never really had any hits here. He sang some songs, banged some drums. Never really got a lead guitar break because Lukather took them all. He bought out a Clapton Fool SG Gibson for one track, though it will have been a replica as he sold the original.

    And Ringo - very amusing, as you'd expect, looking not a day over 45. Sang every song you'd want him to, except Octopuss's Garden, and sang 3 songs off his last solo album Ringo 2012 which nobody wanted him to. It was kind of like an expensive karaoke night. Ringo was cool even if he has the weakest Beatles material to work with, the rest of the band were hit & miss, and if he toured here again (last time he played here was in 1964) I wouldn't bother to see him for a 2nd time.

    Very glad I went, had fun, was entertained and my mother-in-law (who we gave a ticket for Christmas) was thrilled. Once is enough though.


    Here are some snippets I filmed on my cellphone.







    Here's the setlist:

    http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/ringo...ctor-arena-auckland-new-zealand-3bdbccb4.html

    And here are more reviews.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment-reviews/news/article.cfm?c_id=1502967&objectid=10864543

    The following review has a great photo gallery too...

    http://13thfloor.co.nz/reviews/conc...-all-starr-band-vector-arena-february-9-2013/
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  16. LandoThe CapeCalrissian Jedi Master

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    the beatles are so awesome.. in 100 years people will still be talking about how amazing they were.

    The definition of timeless music. They have something for everyone..

    Abbey Road and the White Album are my favs though.
  17. Everton Chosen One

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    Thanks for the review. I don't think it's put me off. :p I'd still like to see him, but if I do I'd go in with limited expectations. A little more limited than they were before - since I'd have to read up on a lot of the other stuff to appreciate it. :p Still, a worthwhile exercise to hear him sing things like 'Yellow Submarine' and 'With A Little Help From My Friends'. Always something to say you've heard a Beatles song performed live by the correct Beatle. Not quite in the same league as hearing Paul sing something like 'Eleanor Rigby', but a good tick.
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  18. -G-O-A-T- Force Ghost

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  22. Everton Chosen One

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  23. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    [face_laugh] Did they get permission to use that image? I'm sure it's copyrighted.
  24. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    I'm sure they did, but even if they didn't, they 1) aren't claiming authorship over the photo, 2) aren't using it for profit (it's a public safety campaign), and 3) give the Beatles free advertising, basically. Win-win. :p
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