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I've Still Never Seen The Cult Live...

It seems amazing to me after all the concerts I've been to that I've never seen The Cult live. The band remains at the top of my "must see" list but it just hasn't happened yet for whatever reason. To that end, I was pleased as punch to find a full Cult concert on YouTube. The concert is actually from just a couple days ago in San Diego.

Reader Comments (17)

Wish I saw during their heyday. Saw em on "Beyond Good And Evil" tour in like 01 or 02 at Roseland in NYC.

They ROCKED IT. The song Rise is easily one of the best tunes of the 2000's.

Funny that Ian sang for "Doors". When he is onstage, the band has a mystique and the show was surreal-ish, which is what I get from my readings of Jim Morrison and his time with us.

The Cult do rock. Reason I heard that they do not do more festivals and the such is because their price tag is way out of line for their ability to draw, which is a shame. I'd be there in a heartbeat.
July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKixchix
Definitely rocks !!!
July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
I have never seen them live either. Never seen the BulletBoys either. I'd prefer to see the BulletBoys.
July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrian C.
I saw the Cult on the 'beyond good and evil' tour in like 2001 they were great! One of the best shows I ever saw. But when I saw them on the 'Born into this' tour in 2007 they sucked! So I havent been back since.
July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
As I've talked about many times on here, in 1986, I partied with these guys in L.A. poolside on the roof of Le Parc Hotel and they invited me to go see Kingdom Come the next night.

I had to go to dinner with the client so I had to pass but looking back on it now, that choice definitely belongs in that "What the hell was I thinking?" department.

In hindsight, that client wouldn't have cared and I woulda been hangin' with The Cult AND seein' Kingdom Come! Doh!
July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
And, what the h*ll!... I never did see 'em either, dammit!
July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Once again, a snapshot of metal history Metalboy! (I replied to your Megadeth/AC/DC post as well).

I think that they still have it in terms of energy and creativity. The addition of Tempesta was a blessing, as is Astbury's seemingly taking care of his demon wrestling. Duffy? He oozes guitar god charm on stage.

Having them around, making new music and playing the classics? I prefer that to the alternative(s).
July 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHim
I am sure we can all look back on some of our earlier decisions and say "what was I thinking?". Have a couple myself.

My friend and I passed on a night of partying with Def Leppard in June 1988 to see my stupid boyfriend (me anyway, not her), who ended up just slamming the door in my face because I was a couple hours late. We did get to hang out with Def Leppard (sans Joe) the next night after their show though, so that was pretty alright. They were so nice and Joe's fiance Carla, who we chatted with at the show, was amazing and gorgeous to boot.

Another D'oh! moment - passing on spending the day shopping with Jani Lane and Jerry Dixon in '96 to go to work ?!? Although in hindsight, they probably would have expected us to pay so it was probably a good thing that we passed.
July 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRita
Billy Duffy is the MAN!! SOOO underated!!!
July 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercrued
Haha!!, Rita! You should go on The Monsters of Rock Cruise. You'll wind up hangin' with plenty of Rockstars!
July 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
And you're right, Cruëd, Duffy is cool. Not sure 'bout Astbury, but he was actually kind of a weenus when I was hangin' with 'em up on the pool deck at Le Parc, though that may have had something to do with the fact that his chick was hittin' on me, hahaha!!!

That's actually why I bought them several rounds of drinks. When in doubt, throw booze at the problem. After a couple of shots of tequila and some beers, he turned into a real charmer!
July 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
MOR cruise sounds like a great time Metalboy! But I am pretty sure my Rockstar hanging days are behind me as according to my husband, the only way they are letting me on the tour bus these days is if I'm going to clean it! HA HA!
July 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRita
Haha!! Everybody hangs with 'em, Rita! You would be welcome, I'm sure!
July 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Saw them opening for Aerosmith in '89. Cool show but Ian had his arm in a cast after a brawl in Germany.
Also saw them in Stockholm in 2010.
July 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
Rita, I just wish I had the chance to miss opportunities that you have missed. Another great slice of metal history. Thank you for sharing.
July 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHim
Thanks HIM.

You know, one of the funny things from the Def Leppard show that night was there was this fan who was near the mixing/sound board who didn't realize that Carla was Joe Elliot's fiancee and he kept trying to hit on her. She was such a class act that she never told him who she was. She just kept ignoring him and staring at the stage. It was hilarious.
July 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRita
They're coming here but I'm not familiar with a lot of their stuff some cool songs I dig em not a huge fan though
August 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj

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