Funniest stage banter

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  1. bRETT

    bRETT Senior Member

    Boston MA
  2. William Gladstone

    William Gladstone I was a teenage daydreamer.

    Panama City, FL
    The Misfits throughout the Evilive album (which I just realized was a palindrome :rolleyes:) while they go at it with the audience. "You think you'll be outta the hospital in time?" Cracks me up.

    And pretty much anything Robyn Hitchcock says between songs is worth the price of admission.
  3. youknow

    youknow Forum Resident

    No mentions of Tom Waits yet?! He's got some funny stories on the live album Nighthawks at the Diner, and Glitter and Doom (another of his live albums) includes one disc just with stage banter. And of course, there are many other examples in bootlegs.
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  4. Amnion

    Amnion Forum Occupant

    Ontario, Canada
    John Prine has some classics
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  5. twicks

    twicks Forum Resident

    I've shared this here before but when I saw Billy Joel a few years ago the first words out of his mouth were, "Hi, I'm Billy Joel's dad."
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  6. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    jerome aniton introducing steely dan
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  7. MSpins

    MSpins New Member

    Probably the most funny on-stage banter is by Mac Demarco... Here's a fun one... Not sure if you can call it banter though! Haha

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  8. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    peter wolf -raputa the beauta
  9. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    the veal cutlet crawled off my and tried kick the @#$% of my cup of coffee.
    the coffee was to weak to defend itself
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  10. Lilainjil

    Lilainjil Forum Resident

    Leo Kottke deserves a mention
  11. mick sakka

    mick sakka Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols on their notorious first tour of America calling the audience a bunch of effing wankers virtually as soon as he hits the stage.
  12. low_line

    low_line lukewarm water

    New Order, Reading Festival 1998: Two songs and nine minutes into their appearance, Bernard Sumner introduces the third song (which will happen to be the old Joy Division track Isolation): "This next our last, and then we're off back to Manchester."*

    * The band goes on to perform a full set
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  13. Murman

    Murman Forum Resident

    Can't believe no one has mentioned Todd Snider. His between song tales are pure standup.
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  14. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    arlo guthrie

    what did you get kid?
    i didn't anything. we had to pay 50 dollars to pick up the garbage.
  15. Yawndave

    Yawndave Forum Resident

    Santa Clara CA
    When he's in a good mood, Pete Townshend is pretty hilarious. I especially like his storytelling from the La Jolla show where he talks about the wedding at his hotel and the annoying electric guitar player.
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  16. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    woody guthrie was also known for his stage banter.
  17. Zack

    Zack Forum Resident

    Easton, MD
    Mike Love could be funny sometimes. :hide:
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  18. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

    ontario canada
    "It's Halloween and I've got my Bob Dylan mask on "
  19. MarcS

    MarcS Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    When I saw Aimee Mann and Michael Penn in the 90's they had Patton Oswalt do the between songs stage banter which was hilarious; I've seen Richard Thompson a bunch of times and I always thought he was the funniest in a self-deprecating manner.
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  20. hangwire13

    hangwire13 Forum Resident

    Tanya Donelly with Belly-"Uh, this next song isn't one of ours, so don't like it best, huh?" before breaking into their cover of Hendrix's "Are You Experienced?"
  21. Andrew J

    Andrew J Forum Resident

    South East England
    Pete who? No record of a 'Pete' playing in the credits.

    John Martyn - vocals, guitar
    Danny Thompson - bass
    John Stevens - drums
    Paul Kossoff - guitar [bonus tracks only]

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  22. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 Forum Diplomat.

    Liverpool, England

    He didn't make the final cut for the album.
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  23. Jmetamatic

    Jmetamatic This is the end of our oxygen supply.

    Glasgow, Scotland
    Anything by Tom Waits
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  24. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    i am not to the biggest ted nugent fan but I always liked if anyone wants to get mellow, they can turn around and get the @#$% out of here.
  25. Andrew J

    Andrew J Forum Resident

    South East England
    Prolly people were laughing at him, rather than with him.
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