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Unusual Moves/ Show of Passion from a musician?

i may have said this before but i've fallen in love with Pere Ubu... and i can't stop watching David Thomas in this clip... 'Breath'- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hYqvtHzr48

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...as i said i can't stop watching this... he's so cool! that's how i imagine physically feeling/expressing the music...

... can you think of any other musician/clip that does something similar? post a clip if ye can!

bq: favourite Pere Ubu tune/album?

Update:

... special thanks to Keith O and Phatzwave for showing me the way with these :)

Update 2:

basically, artists who really go for it, with everything they've got...

Update 3:

thanx mr Neal at the Wheel, but they seem a bit too 'earnest' for my liking... ;)

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  • Smiley
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Some have said Joe Cocker...and the similarities to Pere Ubu's frontman are definitely there. Here's a few others...

    Roger Chapman...vocalist for the 60's/70's UK band 'Family'. Here he is with Mike Oldfield;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jEzPPJpPuU

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    Here's Roger with 'Family'...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e7c3uRoyqw

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    And with 'Streetwalkers' cover a 'Family' classic...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS3mPtfWoKg

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    Canadian 80's/90's band 'The Tragically Hip' had a frontman named Gordon Downie who was known for his hyper activity on stage...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGRNEJiD3PY

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCFo0a8V-Ag

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAZUsCONjIQ

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    Then there's Iggy Pop...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXpL8XICJrc

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    BQ:

    I've always preferred their first couple albums, 'The Modern Dance' and 'Dub Housing'.

    Not sure if you've ever listened to the mid 70's band featuring David Thomas called 'Rocket From The Tombs'...they were a sort of proto-punk band that never released any material at that time, but in recent years some has re-surfaced. Check out the CD 'The Day the Earth Met the Rocket From the Tombs'. A couple members of this band wound up forming the 'Dead Boys', while David later formed Pere Ubu...

    http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/rocket_from...

    RFTT reformed about 5 years ago, and featured former 'Television' guitarist Richard Lloyd.

    Edit -

    Oh how could I forget these guys? 'Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias'...nobody touches them when it comes to "feeling/expressing the music", Lol.

    They were a group of former 70's Progressive Rock musicians that found they could get more gigs and a record deal playing Punk Rock, or rather making fun of the Punk bands of that time, The Damned, Sex Pistols etc. So in a way they were a 'Punk Mock' band...

    Check out the vocalist singing into the wrong end of the microphone, vomiting, drug abuse etc etc...all a part of the act...The Allman Brothers intro is funny too...'Anadin' is a pain killer similar to 'Asprin' sold in the UK.

    Anadin:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOguxGzNqdA

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    Gobbin On Life:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJGxA4qAFK8

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    Snuff Rock (A Side):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrQi66kxd-I

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    Snuff Rock (B Side):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQotUNNbK5o

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    On a serious note, I think Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath would be a good game show host. He did OK with the Pussycat Dolls reality show, and he's easy on the eye, so I can see a TV career for him in the future. Maybe Jessica Simpson could host "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader". The answer would be no.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This interview really did it for me with Interpol.

    2:01-2:22 - When Paul says, "I certainly don't think about that kind of stuff. At all."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAy0fD8e1v4

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    Then Daniel (the dark-haired one) continues talking in that same direction. I found it admirable.

    How often do people actually make music out of passion and not for money or fame?

    My appreciation for Interpol increased ten-fold when I watched this interview.

    *EDIT*

    Zaphod is more than satisfied with the entire interview!

    bq: n/a

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    hahahaha That was hilarious. Can't think of anyone right now..umm Jim Morrison took his penis out during a concert. That's pretty unusual hehe.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Omg! Here's another artist with moves just like him!!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuTzsi6WT6Q

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    haha neat guy , he's obviously enjoying himself that's cool

    can't think of anything similar ..but how about Ian Curtis' weird dance ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oumAFlzVa6Y

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  • 1 decade ago

    Joe Cocker meets Meatloaf?

    I'm sorry. I couldn't watch it. Music was okay, tho.

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