Funniest stage banter

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  1. mick sakka

    mick sakka Forum Resident Thread Starter

    "I think i bust a button on ma trousers, you don't wanna see ma trousers fall down do ya?"
    Jagger to MSG audience as captured for prosperity on YaYa's.

    What's some amusing stage banter you've witnessed or has been captured on a live recording.
    Apologies if this thread has been done before.
  2. kevinsponge

    kevinsponge Forum Resident

    Portland, OR USA
    Keith Moon's pretty funny on The Who's 1975 Houston video. He mocks John Entwistle's 'Thank You's' after Boris the Spider. 'Thanks John, Thanks a Hell of a Lot!'

    A lot of Keith examples I suppose.
  3. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

    Lou Reed used to do the Dirty Harry (1971) line: "....Did he fire five shots or six......feelin' lucky punk?" in 1982 concerts for reasons that aren't clear.
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  4. John Lennon after Paul McCartney performed a solo ' Yesterday' on stage :
    " Thank you, Ringo. That was lovely"
  5. Andrew J

    Andrew J Forum Resident

    South East England
    Gillan: Yeah everything up here please. A bit more monitor if you’ve got it
    Blackmore: “Can I have everything louder than everything else?”
    Gillan: “Yeah, can he have everything louder than everything else.”

    Deep Purple - @Budokan - on Made in Japan
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  6. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Ian Anderson has some really funny stage banter on Jethro Tull's Bursting Out Live, especially when introducing the song "Hunting Girl":

    "Now to finally lay to rest any ugly rumors that John Glascock is a kinky bastard who likes being thrashed severely across the bum, we'll do it only very slightly in the next song..."
  7. jhw59

    jhw59 Forum Resident

    Rehoboth Beach DE.
    Pete's banter on Live at Leeds is amusing.
  8. twicks

    twicks Forum Resident

    I gotta give it to Chris Isaak, he's the master.
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  9. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Neil's intro to Don't Let It Bring You Down on 4 Way Street
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  10. sekaer

    sekaer Forum Resident

    New York City
    I was underwhelmed by the Robert Pollard compilation of between songs banter, can't remember its name...I expected it to be much funnier but maybe I wasn't drunk enough
  11. MrJerry1876

    MrJerry1876 Short Distance Voyager

    If I recall correctly, I like the monologues on Sinatra At The Sands.
  12. rlj1010

    rlj1010 Forum Resident

    Coral Springs, FL
    I'm a huge fan of Robyn Hitchcock's between song banter and stories.
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  13. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Mt. Kisco, NY
    Mikael Ackerfeldt from Opeth has some excellent stage banter...

  14. mando_dan

    mando_dan Forum Resident

    Beverly, MA
    Jeez, anything Robbie Fulks says by a country mile.
  15. violarules

    violarules Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    Neko Case and Kelly Hogan had a pretty funny, understated rapport when I saw them at the 9:30 club years ago.
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  16. Doomster

    Doomster Forum Resident

    I assume Paul Stanley will make an appearance soon on this thread:

  17. Pennywise

    Pennywise Forum Resident

    The Sewers
    Ian Anderson introducing Fat Man:
    (I'm paraphrasing.)
    "In these politically correct days you'd have to name this song something like Jolly Good Obese Fellow, and I'd like to dedicate it to that fat bastard right there." (Points to member of audience.)
  18. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    B.B. King in his heyday was pretty funny, although everything was scripted ahead of time.
  19. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

    The bands where fistfights were routine would have had amusing banter...

    The Police
    The Everly Brothers
  20. DiBosco

    DiBosco Forum Resident

    West Yorkshire, UK
    Fairport in the late 80s (and quite possible later) were brilliant. I'm sure anyone who saw them then will remember things like "Wear the fox hat" and DM getting out from behind the drum kit for a couple of minutes of silliness.
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  21. jmpatrick

    jmpatrick Forum Resident

    Detroit, MI
    Almost everything Dee Snider says in between songs is hilarious. He could do stand-up.
  22. l-l-d

    l-l-d Forum Resident

    Denmark, Europe
    A few years ago I saw Danish band D-A-D play their best selling album from start to finish.
    At the start the singer said something like this: "We're playing our album "Riskin' it all" from start to finish. We've never done this before, so let's see how it goes. By the way, you're getting all the good songs first, cause that's how the album goes, so we finish with the poor ones" and the guitarist chipped in with "and the crappy one....".....
    And when they finished playing the album the singer said: "Right that's it. That went down pretty well I think. Now we could just collect our pay and go home....... but how do you feel, if we play a bit more" and started playing without waiting for the response....
  23. Jeepster39

    Jeepster39 Forum Resident

    Crowded House when Paul Hester was in the band. Here's a bit on YouTube.
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  24. Sevoflurane

    Sevoflurane Forum Resident

    Rare burst of humour from David Gilmour during a solo show (Meltdown Festival) in 2000ish:

    Audience member:”When’s the next Floyd album, Dave?”
    Gilmour (smiling):”Who gives a f***?”
    (Loud applause from all present).
  25. RogerE

    RogerE Rambo, the world famous squirrel, says yeah!

    Frankfurt, Germany

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