Funniest stage banter

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mick sakka, Sep 15, 2021.

  1. Like J. Totale, I find that repartee indecipherable, and would be grateful for a transcription.
     
  2. He was telling them in 2002: "You might notice those pieces of paper on my guitar player's shoes; those are foot notes."

    (rimshot)
     
  3. spinyn

    spinyn Senior Member

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    I have always liked the joke noted curmudgeon Van Morrison told about what the Dalai Lama said to the NY hot dog vendor, "Make me one with everything."
     
  4. Dan Hicks, on the DH & the HL live record Where's The Money.
     
  5. A really really old joke, but I would have loved to have heard Van's delivery of it.

    Maybe he'll tell it again some time.
     
  6. hangwire13

    hangwire13 Forum Resident

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    "I see all my slutty girlfriends...with their stupid boyfriends!!!"
     
  7. Greek Nacho

    Greek Nacho Crustaceous Cheapskate

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    I'm sure he's already been mentioned, but Tom Waits is hilarious on stage.



    Here's a great rant I bet hasn't been mentioned yet.
     
  8. bRETT

    bRETT Senior Member

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    I've seen Richard Thompson tell the very same joke.
     
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  9. hangwire13

    hangwire13 Forum Resident

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    I remember one of the many times I saw Rush, before one song (I don't remember which) Geddy goes on about how on the album they used studio singers for a backup vocal but they didn't have them here so Alex has to do it and to be prepared cos it's gonna be bad!
     
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  10. Hoyt

    Hoyt Forum Resident

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    If corny or rube is “funny,” introductions to music on Hew Haw made me laugh.

    Edited: Hee Haw.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2021
  11. " Does anyone remember laughter?"

    May not be that funny. But it's fun to make fun of it.
     
  12. Hew who?
     
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  13. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

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    Another one from Rick Wakeman at one of his own shows.

     
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  14. Jim Sheridan

    Jim Sheridan Forum Resident

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    Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, and the guy from the Mountain Goats could all be stand-up comedians.

    Paul Stanley's stage banter from "Kiss: Alive!" and David Coverdale's yap from the 1976 Deep Purple KBFH are unintentionally hilarious. What a pair of bozos.

    I love the intro to "Goin Down" on that Purple disc:

    Coverdale: "Now if you seeee my baby..."
    Glenn Hughes: "If anyone's seen my baby..."
    Coverdale:" If you seeeeeee my baby"
    Hughes: "Tell her I want some fockin' cocaine!"
    Coverdale: "Tell her I'm goin down slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww"
     
  15. CatchAsCan

    CatchAsCan Forum Resident

    A joke that was repeated every time I saw the reunited Everly Brothers over a few years. Don would introduce "Crying In the Rain, " mentioning Carol King and how talented she is. Phil would then reply, "We should have married her."
     
  16. Helter Skelter

    Helter Skelter Forum Resident

    I love in the Elvis '68 special before Heartbreak Hotel where he sits down, strums his guitar once and then says "Goodnight!" standing up like he's gonna leave.
     
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  17. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    I heard it in a Mekons song.
     
  18. RebelKatt

    RebelKatt Forum Resident

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    David Lindley tells some really funny stories between songs. He's worked with so many recording artists and has a super sharp memory of many of them. But the only story I can (vaguely) remember was about being kicked out of a Helen Reddy recording session, by her husband, for eating his donuts.
     
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  19. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Some guy

    Zappa, during King Kong in '82, referencing a show 3 years earlier during Don't Eat The Yellow Snow where some guy from the audience started yelling a poem.

    "I want a garden!
    I want a nun!
    I want a garden!
    Just like the garden that that ******* came up here on the stage
    And sang about, three years ago...
    He came up out of the audience,
    He said: "I want a garden!
    I want a garden!
    I wanna water it with my tears..."
    And then Denny Walley said: "Oh, you want kindergarten!"
     
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  20. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

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    John Lennon:
    "The next song is an oldie, some of you older people might remember...(pause)...from last year, it's called "She Loves You".
    "The next song is on Beatles Five or Beatles Sixty-four or something like that. I don't know, I haven't got it"
     
  21. AlfonsoVG

    AlfonsoVG all shook down

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    "Indeed!"
     
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  22. Hall Cat

    Hall Cat Forum Resident

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    Agreed -"uncomfortable seat"
     
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  23. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre IS EVERYBODY HAPPY???

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    does anyone remember laughter?
     
  24. Peter Mork

    Peter Mork Forum Resident

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    Das Furlines. I can't find a much online, but anyway you had to be there.
     
  25. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    Tom Waits' between songs monologues on Nighthawks At the Diner are hilarious.
    Robyn Hitchcock's onstage monologues are funny on a whole other level. He should release a whole album of them. It would have to be better than Having Fun With Elvis On Stage.
     

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