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Offline El Barto

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RIP, Not Quite Famous Enough For Your Own Thread Person
« on: January 11, 2018, 10:30:45 AM »
Fast Eddie Clark died yesterday. Damn shame. That's 2/3 or the classic Motörhead line-up. I was also a big Fastway fan, which was also the first band I ever saw live.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/11/fast-eddie-clarke-motorhead-guitarist-dies
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Re: RIP, Not Quite Famous Enough For Your Own Thread Person
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 10:34:18 AM »
Fast Eddie Clark died yesterday. Damn shame. That's 2/3 or the classic Motörhead line-up. I was also a big Fastway fan, which was also the first band I ever saw live.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/11/fast-eddie-clarke-motorhead-guitarist-dies

Actually, all three are gone now; Phil went in November of 2015, Lemmy in December of that year, and now Eddie.

But nice call on Fastway!   I saw them open for Iron Maiden on the Piece of Mind tour, and loved it.  David King could sing (still can, though he's doing something very different - he's the singer in Flogging Molly, a sort of punk Irish folk band), and those first two Fastway albums are stellar (yes, I like the second one as well). 

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Re: RIP, Not Quite Famous Enough For Your Own Thread Person
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 11:02:22 AM »
I saw Fastway open for Rush on the Grace Under Pressure tour

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 11:55:57 AM »
That's sort of an odd bill.  Though I saw Primus open for Rush, so who knows?

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Re: RIP, Not Quite Famous Enough For Your Own Thread Person
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 11:58:59 AM »
Here is the list of openers I saw for Rush.

Fastway
Vinnie Moore
The Steve Morse Band
Marillion
Mr. Big
Primus
Gary Moore
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 12:45:43 PM »
I still kick myself for that.  It was the fall of 1985, I was in Chemistry lab with some dude named Patrick, and he was going to Rush/Marillion in Worcester, and offered me an extra ticket.   For various reasons - none of them significant, or relevant, just life - I said no.  It's one of the few shows I regret not going to see.   It was one of the "booing" shows if memory serves. 

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Re: RIP, Not Quite Famous Enough For Your Own Thread Person
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 12:56:39 PM »
They played all of Misplaced Childhood.
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Re: RIP, Not Quite Famous Enough For Your Own Thread Person
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 05:56:03 PM »
Here is the list of openers I saw for Rush.

Fastway
Vinnie Moore
The Steve Morse Band
Marillion
Mr. Big
Primus
Gary Moore

I think I got

Gary Moore on the p/g tour
Steve Morse and Fabulous Thunderbirds (gag!) on Power Windows
Tommy Shaw on HYF
Mr. Big on Presto (they had Voivod on some dates...WTF?)
Primus and Mr. Big on RTB
Candlebox on Counterparts


Thankfully, they then stopped having opening bands.

RIP Eddie.

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Re: RIP, Not Quite Famous Enough For Your Own Thread Person
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 06:38:31 PM »
Saw Michael Schenker open the HYF tour here.

Also saw Fastway open for Maiden. I like All Fired Up, their second album, as well.



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Re: RIP, Not Quite Famous Enough For Your Own Thread Person
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2018, 06:08:08 PM »
Here is the list of openers I saw for Rush.

Fastway
Vinnie Moore
The Steve Morse Band
Marillion
Mr. Big
Primus
Gary Moore

Nice.

Saw Rush 11 times between 1986 and 1992 and the only bands to open during that time were Marillion, Tommy Shaw, Vinnie Moore and Mr. Big. (At least I got to see Misplaced Childhood live twice.)

Would have loved to have seen Steve Morse and Primus during those years but unfortunately that never happened.