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102. Metallica before Dokken, Scorpions, and Van Halen
Edited on Fri Jul-18-08 07:15 PM by Neo
NONE of them had a chance! This was right when '...And Justice For All' came out and they showed everyone what real heavy metal was. Metallica rapidly rose in popularity after that.
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  -Tell about a time when the opening act band was better than the band you paid to see. bob_weaver  Jul-17-08 10:51 PM   #0 
  - Reverend Horton Heat.  bluesbassman   Jul-17-08 11:10 PM   #1 
  - I have never seen nor heard tell of a bad Reverend show  MrCoffee   Jul-18-08 09:18 AM   #10 
  - I'll tell you one!  ceile   Jul-18-08 01:07 PM   #52 
     - Where was that show?  MrCoffee   Jul-18-08 02:26 PM   #67 
        - Tower Theatre Houston  ceile   Jul-18-08 03:18 PM   #74 
           - I remember that place!  MrCoffee   Jul-18-08 03:26 PM   #79 
              - I was always afraid I was going to fall through the floor  ceile   Jul-18-08 04:08 PM   #90 
                 - Fitzgerald's is still there.  Perragrande   Jul-18-08 07:09 PM   #101 
  - First time I saw Rev. Horton Heat  subliminable   Jul-18-08 10:57 AM   #39 
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  - ohh... I wish I could have seen Muddy Waters.  bob_weaver   Jul-18-08 09:08 AM   #4 
  - My mom's claim to fame! She had a guitar lesson from the great  Shell Beau   Jul-18-08 09:10 AM   #5 
  - wow! I bet there aren't many folks that could say that!  tigereye   Jul-18-08 11:06 AM   #42 
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  - Can I touch you?  jobycom   Jul-18-08 01:50 PM   #56 
  - I saw that tour! I totally agree!...  Westegg   Jul-18-08 02:10 PM   #62 
  - I saw that tour. 1977, i think, in Chicago.  RetroLounge   Jul-18-08 07:33 PM   #107 
  - I saw it in Indianapolis.  greendog   Jul-18-08 11:11 PM   #124 
     - That sounds about right...  RetroLounge   Jul-19-08 08:11 AM   #132 
  - I saw that tour too.  notmyprez   Jul-19-08 12:47 AM   #129 
  - Flaming Lips opening for Beck  EOO   Jul-17-08 11:31 PM   #3 
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  - how about Blue Oyster Cult better than Black Sabbath?  tigereye   Jul-18-08 11:09 AM   #43 
  - David Bromberg was better than Jesse Colin Young.  redwitch   Jul-18-08 09:43 AM   #18 
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  - I was SUPPOSED to see that lineup.  LeftyMom   Jul-18-08 11:18 AM   #45 
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        - I was in junior high. My Dad told the school people I had an orthodontist appointment  LeftyMom   Jul-18-08 11:43 AM   #48 
  - The Feelies were better than Sonic Youth, in my opinion  BurtWorm   Jul-18-08 09:59 AM   #22 
  - Goo-goo Dolls were better than Gin Blossoms  WakeMeUp   Jul-18-08 09:59 AM   #23 
  - What a shitty festival that must have been.  primate1   Jul-18-08 10:04 AM   #27 
     - LOL! You have a point!  WakeMeUp   Jul-18-08 10:19 AM   #33 
        - Shitty post-grunge "alt. rock" is the bane of my existence.  primate1   Jul-18-08 12:35 PM   #50 
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  - Foghat kicked Framptons little tail  repo   Jul-18-08 10:12 AM   #29 
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  - Alabama 3 kicked Spacehog's ass.  Dora   Jul-18-08 10:24 AM   #34 
  - Beastie Boys  RadFemFL   Jul-18-08 10:25 AM   #35 
  - Beasties here going on before Smashing Pumpkins  sniffa   Jul-18-08 04:06 PM   #88 
  - Joe Ely and Steve Earle both opened for mary chapin carpenter  KG   Jul-18-08 10:47 AM   #37 
  - she puts on a pretty good show, though  tigereye   Jul-18-08 11:12 AM   #44 
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  - Fred Eaglesmith  tismyself   Jul-18-08 12:57 PM   #51 
  - Hello tismyself......  Tikki   Jul-18-08 01:17 PM   #53 
  - thanks!  tismyself   Jul-18-08 02:03 PM   #59 
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        - the Goose is on You Tube?!  tismyself   Jul-18-08 02:50 PM   #72 
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     - wow  tismyself   Jul-18-08 07:51 PM   #115 
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           - why, thank you kindly  tismyself   Jul-18-08 07:58 PM   #119 
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  - I saw Van Halen practically throw their opening act off stage once.  jobycom   Jul-18-08 02:03 PM   #60 
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  - crap  tismyself   Jul-18-08 02:13 PM   #63 
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  - Really?  Shell Beau   Jul-18-08 02:30 PM   #69 
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  - Peter Frampton opening for Journey. Also, Styx opening for Journey.  bbernardini   Jul-18-08 03:24 PM   #77 
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  - All I remember was Santana, I was 13-14?  48percenter   Jul-18-08 03:30 PM   #80 
  - SPAC???  malta blue   Jul-18-08 07:20 PM   #104 
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  - A few . . .  HughBeaumont   Jul-18-08 03:32 PM   #81 
  - WOW! Battles. I'm impressed........  CrownPrinceBandar   Jul-18-08 05:58 PM   #95 
  - Any band the opened for The Charlatans  BrotherBuzz   Jul-18-08 03:32 PM   #82 
  - George Thorogood, 1981, over Journey and the Stones  JoePhilly   Jul-18-08 03:42 PM   #85 
  - Climax Blues Band (middle act) for BTO.  Perragrande   Jul-18-08 04:05 PM   #87 
  - The Monkees, covering for Jimi Hendrix. Mind you, I was a 12 year old girl at the time...  HypnoToad   Jul-18-08 04:06 PM   #89 
  - yep  tismyself   Jul-18-08 08:03 PM   #120 
  - Duran Duran  leftyclimber   Jul-18-08 04:52 PM   #92 
  - Bruce Springsteen opening for Bonnie Raitt, Harvard Sq. Theater, 1974  latebloomer   Jul-18-08 05:02 PM   #93 
  - Melissa Etheridge opening for Stink (umm... I mean Sting)  CrownPrinceBandar   Jul-18-08 05:52 PM   #94 
  - I don't like Sting either.  bob_weaver   Jul-18-08 06:31 PM   #98 
  - Mr. I sing the same words over and over  medeak   Jul-18-08 07:45 PM   #111 
  - Summer before last Michael McDonald  ok_cpu   Jul-18-08 06:05 PM   #96 
  - Interesting considering that McDonald also killed the Doobie Brothers  CreekDog   Jul-18-08 07:45 PM   #112 
     - Ha. I wanted no part of watching him open that night  ok_cpu   Jul-18-08 08:31 PM   #122 
  - Poster Children, opening for Tammy and the Amps.  eyesroll   Jul-18-08 06:08 PM   #97 
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  - Cheap Trick was better than Arrowsmith in a 1980 concert I went to.  Inspired   Jul-18-08 07:20 PM   #103 
  - Cheap Trick is better than Aerosmith any day of the year.  Common Sense Party   Jul-18-08 07:26 PM   #106 
     - Yes and I can't even spell 'aero'smith, can I? Good grief!  Inspired   Jul-18-08 08:30 PM   #121 
        - Quite all right. We all knew who you meant.  Common Sense Party   Jul-19-08 12:08 AM   #128 
  - Saga blew Quiet Riot off the stage.  Common Sense Party   Jul-18-08 07:24 PM   #105 
  - Oh, several...  RetroLounge   Jul-18-08 07:42 PM   #108 
  - Like that time when Gallagher opened for Whitney Houston  CreekDog   Jul-18-08 07:43 PM   #109 
  - Cyndi Lauper twice  medeak   Jul-18-08 07:44 PM   #110 
  - some glue sniffing losers before Ted Nugent  behave   Jul-18-08 08:32 PM   #123 
  - Dizzy Gillespie schooled Joni Mitchell  mulsh   Jul-18-08 11:27 PM   #125 
  - I saw Helmet open for Faith No More many years ago....  aquaman   Jul-18-08 11:29 PM   #126 
  - Foghat  OmahaBlueDog   Jul-18-08 11:32 PM   #127 
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  - Midge Ure opening for Howard Jones  TommyO   Jul-19-08 08:18 AM   #133 
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  - I didn't actually see the concert, buy I know it was the case  Roon   Jul-19-08 08:24 AM   #135 
  - 1994 - The Breeders opened for Nirvana...  colinmom71   Jul-19-08 10:23 AM   #136 
 

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