Concert Reviews, Songs Beginning with S

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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"Sid Luscious and the Pants" / 1983
I dont remember the name of the club. I was visiting my family in Santa Monica and I had never even heard of Sid before going. my older cousin worked at the bar and got me in, even though i was only 15 at the time. Sid rocked, except that I think he was drunk off of his ass but the crowd didnt care. I remember the show so well because a)it was probably my first "real" concert and b)it was my first experience with new wavers. really memorable. i know sid and the pant burned out sometime after this but it was really something else. like real rock and rock...its supposed to burn out. i guess
Review by: shawn
"Simple Minds" / Fall 1985
It had to be their debut and it WAS the year "The Breakfast Club" came out with the Simple Minds Soundtrack ("Don't you forget about me"). I had just graduated High School and was in freshman year in college studying for an exam when I got a phone call from a friend who had an extra ticket. Naturally, I put the homework aside to go (I was only 18). Not really knowing much of them I went. I consider that concert the epitomy of the 80's. When I hear "Alive & Kicking" on the radio today I get goosebumps thinking of the power in that song live back then. The back up girls singing and the piano.
Review by: Rhonda
"Skid Row/Ted Nugent/KISS Farewell Tour" / July 2000
The concert got off to a great start with Skid Row. They did a great job concidering that Sebastian Bach was not the lead singer. They played their hits "18 and Life to Go", "Youth Gone Wild", and "I Remember You". Ted took the stage next and blew out my ear drums, it was not one of the greatest things I have ever seen, but not the worst. KISS put on a great show. They were in fine form and I felt like I was back in a time before I could remember. Gene Simmons was amazing performing "God of Thunder," and Peter Criss stole the show with his encore of "Beth". They ended the show on their second encore with "Rock and Roll All Night", showering the audience with confetti. It was a concert definitly worth the money and one I would go back in time to see again.
Review by: Harmoney
"Spandau Ballet" / March 86
hannover germany, the band was back with a rock album called through the barricades but this concert started with excellent classical music. after this fab opening the band sprung on stage and had a big kick off with ´cross the line´. after several hits, including ´only when you leave´,´virgin´,´I´ll fly for´ it was an highlight to hear tony hadley´s a capella version of ´with the pride´ and then to hear first notes of ´gold´. spandau ballet played very fast, hard and rockig. after 2 hours the waiting was over (for the girls!) and they bumped into ´true´. so what, it was a great rock´n´roll concert...and the double-bass-drummer took some becks.cheers!
Review by: Tim Neumann
"Squeeze" / 1984
Madison Wisco, 1984 small orchestra hall. The Hooters opened. HA. Cosi Fan Tuti Fruti. Super-good show - performance was spot-on. Heald best live show slot for quite a while - except Black Flag at the 227!
Review by: JimBob Johnson
"Stiff Little Fingers" / 1979
My first gig, I'd lied to Mum and hitched the 50 miles to London after Sat morning school in uniform - minus tie - I imagine. I was 16 and pretty innocent the punks looked frightening but I was very nicely treated by one punkin particular. I recall him as impressed by my youth and public school rebel attitude. The Camden electric Ballroom was heaving and sweaty. SLF were loud fast and much to my taste at that age, how could I fail to be impressed? Suffice to say that night will always be fundamentally important for me, even if SLF's Imflammable Material (all the rest has been chucked) rarely gets put on now. Some of the concert was televised and I clearly recall my dear old granny in Wales watching it and being confused as to why I would enjoy that kind of thing. I would love to see footage of or like that today. When will early concert footage of eighties bands start being put on telly? Fall, Cure, Simple Minds, Bunnymen, JD..........
Review by: Mike Knight
"Suzi quatro,Smokie,The sweet" / 2006-12-07
I'm only 17, but I like this bands very much since i saw them first time. They performed in vilnius, lithuania.I will never forget that amazing show.The bands vere playing almost 4 hours.Especially I was charmed by Suzi. When she came on a stage whole hall was screaming and get crazy. She was so strenuous. Also she was playing the guitar, piano and drums :).I will never forget that concert.p.s I love 80's :)
Review by: kupolas

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