Yeah, a nice big blast of Peter Frampton on the way to work this morning!
But this isn't what I wore to work today!
This is what I wore yesterday to a family (G's) afternoon tea.
Frock-Rangoon Musical Society sale on Saturday!
Long waistcoat-60's/70's, opshopped
(Last time I wore this, some of you asked if I had tried it with something short....I love this idea, but haven't done so yet!)
Shoes-70's, gifted years ago
Tooled leather bag-70's, birthday gift from G
Peter Frampton, I understand, was most successful with his live album than with any other album he put out!
I'm quite intrigued by that.
Does anyone even put live albums out anymore?
I can't think of the last one I came across, it may have been the All About Eve re-union tour album, "Fairy Light Nights" I and II.
Kiss "Alive" is one of the my fave live albums. O, and Rammstein's live one; that's not too long ago.
I don't have as much interest in going to a live band anymore, international ones particularly. In NZ they rarely come down to the South Island, and going to the North Island is rather costly. G went up with Cousin Phil to see Black Sabbath (with Dio) a few years back, but they are his fave ever band, so that was fair enough.
That said, we have had the good fortune to have some great bands down here.
We saw Portishead at the town hall (sadly coming down since the quakes; a rare example of good 70's architecture) some years ago, and Sonic Youth the same year. They played at a wonderful theatre which is also gone. At the same theatre-The Theatre Royal-I also attempted to see The Violent Femmes.
By "attempted" I mean I went, with my bff Gillian, but we imbibed a rather large quantity of homemade alcohol and I lasted only one song before coming to in the toilets and finding the theatre empty!
O, the shame.
I also went to the B52's at the town hall.
I took a friends daughter to Transvision Vamp there too.
We went to Iron Maiden a couple of years back; can't remember who else I've seen over the years.
The only band I have gone up to the North Island to see was The Mission, in late 1990. That was a great weekend!
Being from Sydney, on the other hand, I got to see quite a lot of live acts.
Eurythmics, Duran Duran, Shriekback, The Damned, Public Image Limited, Simple Minds are just some I can think of.
Simple Minds were freakin' brillant; they played 2 nights and I went to both....Jim Kerr (aka the biggest cock in rock, apparently) winked at me!
I'm sure that was mostly becasue I had my tits practically hanging out, but still....
Do you go to live bands much anymore?
What cool bands have you seen in the past?!
Tell Helga all!