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TigerBR1111
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Worst Musical Pairings in History
Jimi Hendrix opening for The Monkees is the craziest one I've heard of.
Video of Hendrix jamming and flicking his tongue at shocked teenaged girls who were waiting to see the Monkees is hilarious.
Any other odd pairings you've heard of?


CaptainPanic
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
Promoters back in the day used to book shows like that.

The Grateful Dead opened for Miles Davis once

edit: Miles Davis opened up for the Grateful Dead before they because huge still shocking.
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14&Counting
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
The Who and Herman's Hermits


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14&Counting
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
quote:

The Grateful Dead opened for Miles Davis once


I think it was the other way around....but that would be amazing to see....I love Miles Davis


Green Chili Tiger
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
Kool and the Gang opened for Van Halen a few years ago.


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Brosef Stalin
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
Drake opening for Ozzy and Slayer opening for Outkast both at Voodoo. As far as tours, Jada Pinkett Smith's band on Ozzfest a year after they opened for Britney Spears was pretty bad.


SUB
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
Snoop and RHCP is an odd one. I didn't go, but would have liked to.


CaptainPanic
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
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I think it was the other way around
Yeah you're right. Even stranger, as the Dead were still gaining momentum at that point.


cgrand
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
miles was getting tired of jazz clubs and wanted to play rock venues (slightly bigger crowds, different vibe, etc). Bill graham booked him at his SF venues for several shows, and the dead specifically requested to be on a bill with miles as they were fans

as the story is told the dead were pretty sheepish when they found out miles was opening for them instead of the other way around. Miles was in his sketches of Spain/bitches brew phase at the time


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cgrand
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
the worst ever pairing by the way is Metallica and Lou reed
that was godawful


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ShamelessPel
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
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Drake opening for Ozzy and Slayer opening for Outkast both at Voodoo.


You can't really use festival lineups. That's cheating, especially Voodoo's incompetent monkey ass.


Machine
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
didn't Staind and Nickleback tour a few times?

can't see anybody topping that


Brosef Stalin
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
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Voodoo's incompetent monkey ass.

That's the whole point. You don't see JazzFest putting two vastly different bands back to back on the same stage. If you're gonna do a multi genre festival, at least have different genres on different stages.


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ShamelessPel
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
Yeah, you're also kind of misrepresenting though what actually occurred. Drake then Street Sweeper Social Club opposite then Ozzy. SSSC is actually about as smooth a transition from Drake to Ozzy as you can get.


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Jizzamo311
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
I went to that show in Bossier. Was definitely an odd show. Snoop had like 18 guys on stage and they were just rollin & smokin blunts the whole time. I honestly can't even remember any of the music. RHCP we're good as always though


fontell
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
I saw After the Fire (Der Komissar) open for Van Halen. Bizarre.


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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
White Lion opening up for AC/DC


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vandelay industries
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
There are definitely worse pairings in the grand scheme, but these are a few I saw first-hand:

Krokus opening for Rush; St. Pete, FL '82...I had the misfortune of seeing Krokus TWO more times after that, also as openers. I couldn't get away from them, it seemed lol

The Who, Joan Jett, and the B-52s; Orlando, FL '82...the openers didn't stand a chance that evening.

I don't know if our student govt put this together, or if they were actually touring together, but I remember going to a free show with the Sugarcubes, Godfathers, and Living Colour in the late 80's. No one had heard of Living Colour yet (not for another couple of months), but they pretty much stole the show, so much that by the time the Sugarcubes hit the stage, most everyone in the crowd had bolted. Definitely a musical mismatch...

Scorpions and Bon Jovi; Lakeland, '84 or '85...probably doesn't seem like such a radical pairing now, but it sure seemed weird back then.





tigahlovah
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
The best musician to ever pick up an instrument (Prince) opened for the Rolling Stones a couple times back in the late 70s. That was an odd pairing.


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ToddNance
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re: Worst Musical Pairings in History
that's not a bad pairing, those are two equally horrible bands


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