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Sarah O

Mogwai.

 

Very very Loud and a bit pish at the Playhouse during the festival one year.

 

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All roads lead to Gorgie

I saw Richard Ashcroft on a solo tour at the Corn Exchange and he was loud. Saw him supporting the Stones last year and he was still loud even in the open air. 

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ri Alban

Are Muse not the holders of this accolade. Or the foo fighters.

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Jamhammer

The Clash at the Playhouse were proper loud. I was near deaf for a couple of days. Saw the Sheepdogs a couple of years ago at a wee cafe place in Glasgow and my ears were sore during the gig.

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Marvin
On 17/01/2013 at 01:21, BigMDV said:

We all know it was The Who, and they lost the title to Black Sabbath

 

But currently its;

 

1st Motorhead

2nd Slade (on their comeback at the 1981 Reading festival)

3rd Deep Purple

 

Has this title been won since then?

 

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Seymour M Hersh

Led Zeppelin must be up there with the loudest of them. 

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J Cheever Loophole

I remember seeing Motörhead on the Tuesday/ Weds and my ears where still ringing at Tynie v Motherwell on the Saturday!

AC/DC at the Apollo in 78 & 79 also sticks out, fairly shifted the ear wax.

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inspector

Camel, Leith Town Hall in the early 70's . Hurt like hell but brilliant

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Tazio

I'm glad to say for the sake of my hearing it wasn't me but a mate went to a festival and they had The Butthole Surfers, Swans, and My Bloody Valentine on the main stage in that order. He said it started painfully loud with the first band and then just ramped it up until the end of the night.

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John Findlay

My eldest laddie Matt will swear the loudest gig he has ever attended was Status Quo at the Portsmouth Guildhall in 2001. Three days after that concert he said his ears were still ringing.

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Bridge of Djoum
20 hours ago, All roads lead to Gorgie said:

I saw Richard Ashcroft on a solo tour at the Corn Exchange and he was loud. Saw him supporting the Stones last year and he was still loud even in the open air. 

Was the RA gig round about the time of the smoking ban, everyone just lit up anyway? If so, I was there. Excellent show.

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Bridge of Djoum
21 hours ago, Sarah O said:

Mogwai.

 

Very very Loud and a bit pish at the Playhouse during the festival one year.

 

They were great when I saw them last year. Loud as ****!

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Notbrainwashed

Loudest I heard was Oasis at Irvine Beach. Ears ringing for days.  I later found out their sound engineer was soon afterwards diagnosed as clinically deaf.

 

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Dawnrazor

Pop Will Eat Itself in the Network/Coasters was a very loud gig as I remember. 

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All roads lead to Gorgie
3 minutes ago, Bridge of Djoum said:

Was the RA gig round about the time of the smoking ban, everyone just lit up anyway? If so, I was there. Excellent show.

I had been to a few gigs there before the ban and you could hardly breathe for the smoke with the low roof. I always developed a sore throat after being at the CE. 

The Ashcroft gig was good but the crowd only really came alive with the Verve songs. Lots of drinking outside before so most came in late I seem to remember. 

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Bridge of Djoum
2 minutes ago, All roads lead to Gorgie said:

I had been to a few gigs there before the ban and you could hardly breathe for the smoke with the low roof. I always developed a sore throat after being at the CE. 

The Ashcroft gig was good but the crowd only really came alive with the Verve songs. Lots of drinking outside before so most came in late I seem to remember. 

Yeah, I think I was at that gig. 

 

I saw him do a mostly acoustic set a few months ago in Central Park, he opened for Liam Gallagher. Same story with the Verve stuff, although ''A Song For The Lovers'' was a highlight.

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All roads lead to Gorgie
8 minutes ago, Bridge of Djoum said:

Yeah, I think I was at that gig. 

 

I saw him do a mostly acoustic set a few months ago in Central Park, he opened for Liam Gallagher. Same story with the Verve stuff, although ''A Song For The Lovers'' was a highlight.

He has matured and plays some more mellow stuff now but he still has that swagger about him that stood out in the Verve days. 

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Bauld

Loudest i have been to was Judas Priest.

 

Felt my body falling apart towards the end as it struggled to cope.

 

 

Manowar are the record holders i believe. They hospitalised people in the 80s and 90s.

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The Treasurer

Would say Ramones at the Odeon

Gig was on the Sunday, just about got normal hearing back around the following Friday

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scottishguy

Nockleback on their Dark Horse tour at SECC were seriously loud. 

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crunchy frog

Dinosaur Jr the venue 2006 -5 double Marshall stacks in a 500 or so capacity venue. Ears whistling for a week.

 

Killing Joke the network 1991 - horribly sexily loud.

 

Husker Du potterrow 1986- like a wasp was stuck in my brain for ages afterward

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Tazio
21 minutes ago, crunchy frog said:

Dinosaur Jr the venue 2006 -5 double Marshall stacks in a 500 or so capacity venue. Ears whistling for a week.

 

 

A wee secret for any who sees a lot of rock bands, Marshall will sell or hire empty cabs and amps for tours. So when you see someone like Angus Young with all the stacks only one actually works and has a mic in front of it. In actual fact a lot of bands, including AC/DC don't have any live amps on stage but have an acoustically isolated room under the stage with the amp in it so the mic isn't picking up any of the noise on stage and it means the guitars can run the amp at the level it needs to be to get good distortion without effects pedals. There is a great video on you tube where they get a load of guitarists to try out playing a Marshall at full in a room. I've played a Marshall 50w amp at full lick and it was shockingly loud. 

Check out the guy at 7'05" who forgot his earplugs and Phil X who plays for Bon Jovi at 12'00"

 

 

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Dawnrazor
1 hour ago, crunchy frog said:

 

 

Killing Joke the network 1991 - horribly sexily loud.

 

 

With LOUD and Brain Damage supporting? 

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crunchy frog
46 minutes ago, Dawnrazor said:

With LOUD and Brain Damage supporting? 

Yup. Coleman produced them then fell out with them

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Dawnrazor
Posted (edited)
4 minutes ago, crunchy frog said:

Yup. Coleman produced them then fell out with them

I did about 5 or 6 full tours with LOUD and couple of half tours, I loved them, knew the singer when he was in New Model Army, that was a great couple of years for me, my favourite bands supporting my favourite bands😊😊😊

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bigladatthebackpost
On 08/01/2019 at 13:37, GlasgoJambo said:

 

Nice reminder. I was at that gig, was a lot of fun. Two rather contrasting bands! 1992?

It was! Just the 27 years ago then... 😯Someone stage dived off the balcony. Absolutely mental. 

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savage

I am sure rush at ingliston back in the 80s played one of the loudest gigs ever.  For me acdc at playhouse in 82. Was only 8 and ears were ringing for about a week

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Salad Fingers

Did Madness not cause an earthquake back in the early 90s at Finsbury Park? 

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frankblack
3 hours ago, Salad Fingers said:

Did Madness not cause an earthquake back in the early 90s at Finsbury Park? 

 

That wasn't so much the volume but the crowd jumping around.

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JAMBO1957

Remember Deep Purple playing at the Edinburgh Odeon in the Mid Seventies and it was reported in the music press that it was the loudest in the UK for an indoor concert. A few weeks later the Who played the same venue and mentioned it at the start of the concert and said if you thought that was loud wait till you hear this and then broke the sound record that night. If I remember right I am sure Edinburgh Council put a cap on the sound limit at concerts after that show to stop it getting dangerous to peoples hearing. Great concerts though.

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Auld Reekin'
On 17/01/2013 at 12:30, Kalamazoo Jambo said:

 

That post is horribly disrepectful to the many drummers who died serving the cause of Spinal Tap :(

 

Someone Else's Vomit and the Damage Done...   

 

dawson.jpg

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Dawnrazor
4 minutes ago, Auld Reekin' said:

 

Link didn't work for me...   :jjockio:

😔

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