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It's a toss-up between AC/DC on the "If You Want Blood...." tour. Not so much because they had so much backline but because it was in a relatively small hall so it was way over the top.

 

Otherwise Blue Oyster Cult at around the same time.

 

Too loud is bad. I couldn't hear properly for three days and didn't always realise I was shouting at, instead of talking to, people.

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The answer to this question has as much to do with the venue as it does the band. In Indianapolis there was an arena where the Pacers used to play called Market Square Arena. Every band I have seen there had my ears ringing for 3 days, but (believe it or not) I think the loudest was Journey in about 82.

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Easy one for me. Jethro Tull on the Stormwatch tour @ the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville. So loud it gave me a headache.

 

 

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I saw that tour in Los Angeles. It was loud, but not too loud.

The Who is the loudest I've ever heard.

But right up there with them were the Foo Fighters at Irvine Meadows during the Lalapalooza tour. I told David Grohl that their band's sound tech had them dialed in perfectly and the only louder band I've ever heard was the Who.

He liked that and said he'd let his sound guy know.

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acdc on the current tour. i saw them at conseco fieldhouse in downtown indy, which is a decent sized venue. i actually thought i had sustained hearing loss because my ears were ringing 5 days after the show.

 

way louder than any metallica, ozzfest, slayer, metal show i have ever seen.

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Three immediately come to mind:

 

Johnny Winter at a nightclub show.

Dave Mason at a casino club show.

 

Both these concerts I went into the bathroom to get toilet paper to stuff in my ears. I have since started taking a pair of those little foam earplugs to Rock & Roll concerts (when I remember them).

 

The most recent ear drum abuse I took was at a Steely Dan concert in a 5000 theater.

 

The most unbelievable "house" sound system I've ever heard was at the Hard Rock Theater in Orlando, Florida, inside one of the theme parks (Universal I think). I've been to a couple private parties there and heard both bands and DJ'ing through the system. Not only LOUD, but clear as a bell. The bass and kick drum would rattle your rib cage, and the other frequencies were balanced out perfectly.

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BTO - Huntsville, AL. Small club sitting stage left about 15 feet from one of their PA speakers.

Robin Trower - Huntsville, AL. Small (different one) but sitting in the back.

 

Ted Nugent - Rockford motor speedway (78/79?). It had to be loud because it was outdoors with a huge crowd. I remember an old advert for Ted - He used to use 6 super twin reverbs and 6 dual showman enclosures which is enough to give his audience a taste of WWIII

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I think the band was Blue Cheer and it was in a concrete walled warehouse. Double loud.

The worst though was probably the Tubes in concert and it was the first and maybe last time I suffered with highly amplified drums. My ears were a disaster for many days.

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