Quote:I can understand Page having something negative to say about Phil Collins on drums. The two styles couldn't be further apart. However, what explains Page's horribly off-key performance? Can the man not tune his guitar? Could he not be arsed? At least Robert Plant had an excuse for his bad performance (health issues). But it was still cool to see Plant & Page together again.
I've only done very superficial research, but it seems like the Led Zep reunion was not planned very well at all. Collins admitted that he didn't perform well but it's suspect that Page would try to blame the poor performance on him. I guess you'd have to find out the genesis(
) of why they had Collins playing with them but it seems to me like they really weren't prepared for a Led Zep reunion.
Quote:Despite being a massive fan of Adam Ant and The Hooters, they really didn't deserve more than one song next to the rest of the lineup. Howard Jones only got one song too. The US venue seemed to give almost all of the artist's blocks of 3 or more songs. Surely, Geldof could have squeezed in 6-10 more minutes for these guys. They were always more of a Brit thing, so I don't have the appreciation for them, but maybe not have Status Quo? Talk about "over the hill."
The funny thing is, both bands were much more popular than the Boom Town Rats. But, of course, it was Geldof's show.
I was never a big fan of the Hooters but Adam And The Ants, and then Adam Ant, had a great deal of hipness in my world.
Yup. No question who the cooler one was. The Hooters were these clean-cut guys playing weird instruments like the mandolin and melodica. Adam Ant was putting on a little makeup makeup and dancing with strippers on poles through the centuries.
Okay... he did ditch all of that just before Live Aid.
Fan of both, but believe it or not, there are still days when I will listen to nothing but Adam Ant.