Question of the Day: Should’ve Seen Them Live

20 05 2007

Talking Heads Flatt & Scruggs Jimmie Rodgers Hank Williams
Which band or artist which is no longer performing or alive would you have loved to have seen?

Submitted by Rev Stan.

Talking Heads: Yes, I could see David Byrne sometime, but it wouldn’t be the same as seeing the Heads—my favorite rock band ever. If I could go back in time, I’d have to see them at CBGB’s, right?

Flatt & Scruggs: Yes, I could still see Earl Scruggs, and I really should (sometime very soon), but I really wish I could’ve seen the preeminent bluegrass act of all time (sorry, Bill Monroe fans).

Jimmie Rodgers: Um, no. No, there’s no way I could’ve seen Jimmie Rodgers, the father of country music. But wouldn’t that have been great?

Hank Williams, Sr.: When CMT named the 40 greatest men of country music, Hank Williams was somehow only No. 2. I mean no disrespect to Johnny Cash, but that’s just nuts. Hank left a mark on country music like no one else. I wish I could’ve seen him.

Who else? I feel like I should pick someone like Mozart, but I’m not at all sure I want to go back that far in time. I like microwave ovens and modern refrigeration and antibiotics….

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2 responses

5 03 2008
lindsay

i saw “Talking Heads” in Sydney Australia & let me tell you, if you shut your eyes (which i did a few times) you’d have sworn you we at home or at a party –
sure with a few friends or people you hardly knew listening to the record they were letter perfect as far as the first two albums went ———– it was a memorable evening I can truely say………….

31 03 2009
ahankwilliamsjournal

Amazing that although he lived until January 1, 1953, there is almost no video of Hank Williams live. Just about 10 or 15 minutes from the Kate Smith show which is available on You Tube. Search through Kate Smith to get the uncut longer versions.

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