While my guitar gently weeps...and I stand here like I am waiting for the bus.
January 30, 2009 10:15 AM Subscribe
Popular musicians on the absolute farthest end of the emotion scale during live performance: looking for the stiffest of the stiff.
posted by oflinkey to media & arts (66 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
While watching a Youtube video (from a MeFi post) of Kraftwerk's Autobahn, my husband remarked that he could not understand why anyone would have wanted to see them live. All they did was stand there at computer terminals. I countered that there were plenty of musicians who made wonderful music, especially live, but who were like watching paint dry. I said that getting Kraftwerk together with Robert Fripp would probably sound fantastic but look like a morgue. Husband said he heard ZZ Top was an awesome concert but they are like sloths onstage.
So, who are the other artist who make wonderful live music but who push the boundaries of what we would even call "performance"? Which artists would you nominate for Stiffapalooza?