Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Rufus rag, Sep 11, 2019.
Dave Matthews is very funny.....checkout his cave crickets story from VH1 storytellers...hilarious!!
I just saw her at MSG. She was a treat.
I thought this topic was limited to band frontmen & not solo acts, but some posts lead me to believe I would be wrong in that assumption.
SO...From experience, I would add Bruce Hornsby & Adrian Legg to the list. Hornsby is very interactive with the audience (obliging audience request shoutouts & bringing members onstage to sing, dance or play...seen all three), and Legg's storytelling was equally as good as his fingerpicking.
This guy would have been a great talk show host.
Loved John Lennon's onstage banter when with the Beatles.
"Wha'd you come here for anyway?"
I love how he poked the aristocracy telling them they can "rattle their jewelry" while those in the cheap seats could just clap.
He is also surprisingly unfunny. He likes to joke around, but I don't think I've ever heard him say, or read about him saying anything that actually made me laugh.
"Charlie's good tonight?" made me laugh, I mean, like he wasn't last night?
RIP Scott Hutchison. Loved his banter at concerts
Hardly anyone will have heard of him but Gilad Atzmon's hilarious live.
True. It's also real interaction and not too many studied lines.
Also good ones:
Angelo Moore of Fishbone
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters
Hugh Jackman, but many of his lines are studied.
Lianne La Havas
Chris Ballew of the Presidents Of The United States Of America, if I remember correct.
Osborne of the Melvins when he's in the mood
If you like preaching:
Eddie Vedder (back in the day, I think he gave up; he seems happier now)
That guy from Pink Floyd who stills tours with the wall.
If you want nothing at all:
Osborne of the Melvins when he's not in the mood
Bellamy of Muse, thank god
James Brown about Joe Tex
Joe Tex about James Brown
Not mick, he barely says anything.
When English-speaking artists perform in Brazil, they don't usually speak much between songs because they assume the audience won't understand them anyway. An exception was Jon Anderson. I saw him live in 2011 and he spoke a lot between songs. Paul McCartney performed twice in my home town and he said a few words in Portuguese that he read from a piece of paper. Phil Collins did the same thing when he came with Genesis in 1977 (but didn't speak much for most of his solo concert in 2018). Live albums usually edit out most of the talking. So I don't have much to judge from, but based on live albums and videos, I would say Paul Stanley stands out.
David Thomas of Pere Ubu is known for his banter between songs although most find it hard to follow
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