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Musicians making the most mistakes live

Discussion in 'music' started by Paul L, Nov 20, 2021.

  1. Paul L

    Paul L coffee lounge for me

    A curiosity of mine amidst years of opinions on forums on who is good, who is not and so on. Not sure I ever noticed a thread on it.

    I recall that Roger Daltrey would forget song words as an example and I have often wondered if Jimmy Page’s layered guitar style (or perhaps weaving as Keith Richards might call it) naturally hid any number of mistakes, in contrast to the Clapton or Dave Gilmour styles that would highlight more easily. And that’s just talking guitar, just as relevant to voice or instruments in any number of genres.

    I’m talking live rather than live records of course where any number of edits and corrections are made.
  2. NigelP

    NigelP pfm Member

    At the Leeds Softcell gig Marc took 4 goes to get the intro to a song right. He though he was due in straight away and expected some kind of cue in the end it turned out there was a little intro, must be an age thing
  3. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    depends when it was maybe? He does have a brain injury that he got a few years ago.
  4. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    We saw Amy Winehouse at Rock City on her Frank tour.

    The whole gig looked like a mistake. Amy was not in a good mood and the audience was on the end of it.
  5. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    There are plenty of examples of less than perfect performance by the Grateful Dead, but we love them for it!
    Hook likes this.
  6. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    Went to a show from The Scorpions 2-3 years ago and the singer gets tired at half show and turn his microphone towards the audience to sing for him. Quite annoying for me despite I'm a huge fan.
    Nevertheless, the drummer was outstanding so it compensated.
  7. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    I wish Ian Brown would turn the mic towards the crowd to sing.
    You might hear the vocals in tune…
    Weekender likes this.
  8. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    The Pink Fairies What a Bunch of Sweeties album has a great mistake on the Marilyn track ...
  9. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    Sid Barrett must have made a few?
  10. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

  11. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    note perfect…
    Bob McC likes this.
  12. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Booyakashah, check out my avatar...

    The Kevin Ayers the and Whole World Live at the BBC concert is pretty, erm, loose.
  13. Engels

    Engels pfm Member

    Miles famously said there are no mistakes and that a "wrong note" only depends on the note you play before and after it.
  14. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    never liked her music much till i heard this

    the first mistake around 1.50, have never felt for a performer more this one
    JTC likes this.
  15. billo

    billo pfm Member

    Sir Rod Stewart on TV last week. All of it!.
    I thought it was a drag act tribute band at first. This showing should be Titled " Harry Styles, a warning from History"
    Tarzan, Paul L and AllyD like this.
  16. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    YCDTOSA vol 2, "Montana/Whipping Floss" :)
  17. DGP

    DGP pfm Member

    When I was a young impressionable reader of Hi-Fi News & Record Review they gave a Gottschalk piano recital the only D:4 review rating I ever recall being given. The pianist's name I've forgotten but the reviewer coined the memorable phrase "wrong notes by the fistful" for his performance. DGP
    Paul L likes this.

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