Concert Reviews, Songs Beginning with N

This page is for reviews of concerts people have seen during the 80s and reviews of tours that more recently focus on vintage 80s groups (like Depeche Mode or Bow Wow Wow, etc.). The first reviews here are from the old message board, so they might look a little familar. Hope no one minds me reformatting their original messages.

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"New Order" / October , 1986
Was a very, very bad concert. Was in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. They had a hit at the time, "Bizarre Love Triangle", which they never played. Nor did they play "Blue Monday." I could tell you everything they did not play!There was alot of drugs- they should of done some.
Review by: Timothy
"New Order,Echo And The Bunnymen,Gene Loves Jezebel" / 87
This was one of the best shows I ever went to! It was in Berkeley at the Greek Theater. I was squished against the stage when Gene Loves Jezebel played, and I was in total rapture when Jay Aston sang to me!!! I don't remember much of Echo And The Bunnymen because I chose that time to wait in line to go to the bathroom. New Order were excellent and they even played Love Will Tear Us Apart!!!
Review by: Megan Jervis
"Night Ranger" / 1984
It was around 1984 and hard rock was in full swing. The big hair bands. It was in Charleston W.Va. at the civic center. Great White opened for Night Ranger. We had a blast. These guys could really rock. It was my first concert and I will never forget it or the rockin eighties. I love everthing about the eighties. From the cars, to the music, and the way the girls dressed. It was just a rockin decade.....
Review by: bryan lilly
"Night Ranger" / 1987
This show took place at "The Ballpark" at Old Orchard Beach, Maine. It was exactly that..A baseball field. The opening act was the now unfortunately infamous Great White, who were quite good. Great White was riding their hit "Rock Me" and I remember not really knowing a whole lot about them before this show but I had bought the album a couple weeks beforehand and really liked it, so it was nice not to have to sit through an opening act that sucked for once. Night Ranger came out and just rocked the place! These guys were in top form! Let me tell you, if you're a guitar nut as I am, you can't really believe what you're seeing! Brad Gillis and Jeff Watson really took (and still do) the harmony guitar thing to a whole new level. Brad with his soaring whammy bar technique and Jeff with his eight finger fretboard gymnastics just really have to be seen to fully comprehend...And they nail the album solos live! A lot of the guitar playing that they do together is unbelievably precise and melodic and extremely fast and always amazes me how they do it while jumping around and getting the crowd going all at the same time. Jack Blades is the ultimate showman and a real crowd pleaser, his vocals are distinct and he's not afraid to actually sing the songs the way you hear them on the album, unlike some other vocalists that can't get near the higher stuff after a couple of weeks on tour. His bass playing is as solid as a rock and great fun to watch jumping around the stage like a madman! Kelly Keagy is a terrific drummer and if that weren't enough, He's got one of the best all around rock n' roll voices that I've heard. Alan "Fitz" Fitzgerald was...well, Fitz. The man in the shadows! I think I've only seen him without his trademark shades once. Fitz is the guy who prefers the sublime to the limelight but nevertheless has got up and rocked those keys like nobody's business since the beginning. It's kind of a shame when people just associate the band with "Sister Christian". It's a whole other band when the old faves come out like "Don't Tell me You Love me" and "You Can Still Rock In America" This show was well worth ther 2 hour drive. nowadays these guys play the casino circuit and if you get a chance to see them, by all means DO IT! I've seen them more times than I can remember but it's always worth it. This band is proving that even these days, you can still rock in America!
Review by: ken

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