History Main / GreatBallsOfFire

24th Jul '16 2:49:23 PM nombretomado
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* The BlueOysterCult pioneered the use of lasers onstage to enhance a performance. This was in 1975, some years before MTV, an age where most groups stuck to music only. The band's laser equipment was cumbersome and frequently unreliable, but when it worked, it was spectacular. It even provoked a Congressional investigation into how safe lasers were as a form of entertainment.

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* The BlueOysterCult Music/BlueOysterCult pioneered the use of lasers onstage to enhance a performance. This was in 1975, some years before MTV, an age where most groups stuck to music only. The band's laser equipment was cumbersome and frequently unreliable, but when it worked, it was spectacular. It even provoked a Congressional investigation into how safe lasers were as a form of entertainment.



** Floyd havce a long history of enhancing their stage performances. Even in 1966-67, the psychedelic light show and backscreened film loops which accompanied their spaced-out music made them notorious to MoralGuardians scared of the deleterious effects of LSD.

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** Floyd havce have a long history of enhancing their stage performances. Even in 1966-67, the psychedelic light show and backscreened film loops which accompanied their spaced-out music made them notorious to MoralGuardians scared of the deleterious effects of LSD.
3rd Jul '16 10:56:50 AM DaibhidC
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** In an illustration for ''The Literature/{{Discworld}} Calendar 2015'', Stephen Player shows the Band With Rocks In playing at the Mended Drum. On either side of the stage is a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent swamp dragon]], sending out a burst of flame.



* In an illustration for ''The Literature/{{Discworld}} Calendar 2015'', Stephen Player shows the [[Discworld/SoulMusic Band With Rocks In]] playing at the Mended Drum. On either side of the stage is a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent swamp dragon]], sending out a burst of flame.
18th Jun '16 12:44:07 AM gewunomox
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* A similar effect in Whitesnake's DressRehearsalVideo for "Here I Go Again." Interestingly, lead singer David Coverdale gave an interview shortly thereafter in which he forswore the use of pyrotechnics altogether, saying he didn't want an explosion to get a bigger cheer than his own performance.
* DefLeppard's 1983 tour featured more fireworks than a Fourth Of July celebration in Washington D.C. Understandable, though, as the album was titled ''Pyromania''.

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* A similar effect in Whitesnake's Music/{{Whitesnake}}'s DressRehearsalVideo for "Here I Go Again." Interestingly, lead singer David Coverdale gave an interview shortly thereafter in which he forswore the use of pyrotechnics altogether, saying he didn't want an explosion to get a bigger cheer than his own performance.
* DefLeppard's Music/DefLeppard's 1983 tour featured more fireworks than a Fourth Of July celebration in Washington D.C. Understandable, though, as the album was titled ''Pyromania''.



* Gene Simmons of {{Kiss}} is most famous for breathing fire during their shows.
** How can we forget Ace Frehley of {{Kiss}} playing a guitar while it was on fire? Or his rocket launcher guitar?
*** A move he most likely aped from Jimi Hendrix.

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* Gene Simmons of {{Kiss}} Music/{{KISS}} is most famous for breathing fire during their shows.
** How can we forget Ace Frehley of {{Kiss}} KISS playing a guitar while it was on fire? Or his rocket launcher guitar?
*** A move he most likely aped from Jimi Hendrix.Music/JimiHendrix.
9th Jun '16 1:53:38 AM gewunomox
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* Music/{{Queensryche}}'s "Building Empires" tour featured wall-sized twin projection screens on which relevant imagery could be displayed. These screens were a hold-over from the videos for their previous album, ''OperationMindcrime'', and were utilized in a presentation of ''Mindcrime'' in its entirety (this formed the basis of the ''Operation:Livecrime'' video and album set).

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* Music/{{Queensryche}}'s "Building Empires" tour featured wall-sized twin projection screens on which relevant imagery could be displayed. These screens were a hold-over from the videos for their previous album, ''OperationMindcrime'', ''Music/OperationMindcrime'', and were utilized in a presentation of ''Mindcrime'' in its entirety (this formed the basis of the ''Operation:Livecrime'' video and album set).
19th May '16 2:28:43 PM Aiguille
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* In ''AlanWake'', the band The Old Gods of Asgard were apparently quite fond of pyrotechnics, which turns out to come in handy for fighting creatures that are weak to light.

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* In ''AlanWake'', ''VideoGame/AlanWake'', the HeavyMithril band The Old Gods of Asgard were apparently quite fond of pyrotechnics, which turns out to come in handy for fighting creatures that are weak to light.
26th Apr '16 12:11:36 AM aye_amber
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* During her 2003 live tour, [[{{Bjork}} Björk]] used firethrowers as a musical instrument(!)

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* During her 2003 live tour, [[{{Bjork}} Björk]] Music/{{Bjork}} used firethrowers as a musical instrument(!)
18th Jan '16 7:25:23 PM jormis29
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* All of this is parodied, of course, by the titular band in ''ThisIsSpinalTap''.
** However, their drummers blowing up are apparently not due to pyrotechnics, but rather to spontaneous human combustion. This has happened to at least two of them; the others died under equally bizarre circumstances.

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* All of this is parodied, of course, by the titular band in ''ThisIsSpinalTap''.
''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap''.
** However, their drummers blowing up are apparently not due to pyrotechnics, but rather to spontaneous human combustion.SpontaneousHumanCombustion. This has happened to at least two of them; the others died under equally bizarre circumstances.
1st Jan '16 3:20:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* JAMProject has a habit of spicing up their songs' instrumental introductions with fire and lasers when in concert. ''During'' the song, they prefer to rely on stage presence, {{Hot Blooded}}ness, and raw energy. The combination is a working formula.
* NineInchNails. The Lights in the Sky tour. Full stop. Killer performance. Stunning light show. Need more be said?
* Slightly different direction, perhaps, but the {{Animusic}} rendition of "Pictures at an Exhibition" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q259PP4HdzM features fireworks]].
* {{Slipknot}}'s bonus drummers are heavily involved with the design and creation of their custom pyro sets. Rather than a huge, glorious shower of sparks, it's an array of ugly, burnt-out steel cans spitting red flames.

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* JAMProject Music/JAMProject has a habit of spicing up their songs' instrumental introductions with fire and lasers when in concert. ''During'' the song, they prefer to rely on stage presence, {{Hot Blooded}}ness, and raw energy. The combination is a working formula.
* NineInchNails.Music/NineInchNails. The Lights in the Sky tour. Full stop. Killer performance. Stunning light show. Need more be said?
* Slightly different direction, perhaps, but the {{Animusic}} Music/{{Animusic}} rendition of "Pictures at an Exhibition" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q259PP4HdzM features fireworks]].
* {{Slipknot}}'s Music/{{Slipknot}}'s bonus drummers are heavily involved with the design and creation of their custom pyro sets. Rather than a huge, glorious shower of sparks, it's an array of ugly, burnt-out steel cans spitting red flames.
24th Nov '15 7:28:24 AM Dravencour
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* In 2003, a band called Great White playing at a not particularly large nightclub in Rhode Island called The Station decided to use a fair amount of pyrotechnics on the very first song. Soundproofing foam around the stage ignited. 100 people were killed, including the band's drummer, and over 200 were injured. Kind of puts in perspective the comedic fictional use of people dying....

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* In 2003, a band called Great White playing Music/GreatWhite played at a not particularly large nightclub in Rhode Island called The Station and decided to use a fair amount of pyrotechnics on the very first song.song, "Desert Moon.". Soundproofing foam around the stage ignited. 100 people were killed, including the band's drummer, guitarist Ty Longley, and over 200 were injured. Kind of puts in perspective the comedic fictional use of people dying....
14th Oct '15 10:47:01 AM AgProv
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* And don't forget Music/PinkFloyd's "flying pig."

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* And don't forget then there was Music/PinkFloyd's "flying pig."


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** Floyd havce a long history of enhancing their stage performances. Even in 1966-67, the psychedelic light show and backscreened film loops which accompanied their spaced-out music made them notorious to MoralGuardians scared of the deleterious effects of LSD.
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