On Bands Not Seen

We were chatting about concerts today. I realized that while I've been fortunate in who I've been able to see live over the years, there are still many from my youth that remain a mystery. Some of these are likely to come into town, others not. But here's the list, no doubt I've overlooked a couple of obvious choices.

(1) Still active:

Duran Duran
Echo & The Bunnymen
Fields Of The Nephilim
Gary Numan
Howard Jones
Human League
Iron Maiden
Killing Joke
Marilyn Manson
Midnight Oil
The Mission
New Order
Simple Minds

(2) Still active. Missing key members so I don't really care if I see them in their current form:

Adam & The Ants (Stuart still tours as Adam)
Alice In Chains
Pop Will Eat Itself

(3) Not active or split. Chances of seeing ever again slim:

Pink Floyd
Rage Against The Machine
The Smiths
Siouxsie And The Banshees
Soft Cell

(4) Will never get to see now:

Beastie Boys
The Clash
Fad Gadget
Joy Division
Tangerine Dream

4 responses to “On Bands Not Seen”

  1. kapgar says:

    Should I feel ashamed that I've never heard of Fad Gadget or Fields of the Nephilim?

    • kevin says:

      Both, I feel, would be your cup of tea. Fields are old school Goth. Fad Gadget early synth pop pioneers on Mute Records with Depeche in the early 80s.

  2. martymankins says:

    On the obscure side, I know of Fad Gadget (never saw them live, but heard some of their songs, thanks to their label connection to Depeche Mode).

    On your list that I am surprised by, in addition to the previously discussed Duran Duran: Iron Maiden, New Order, Simple Minds, Gary Numan and Echo leave me almost speechless. Your love of those bands is what surprises me the most. Isn't Maiden coming to AZ this last leg of the Book of Souls tour?