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Old 28-10-2013, 05:01
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Does this still happen as a mark of teenage/authoritarian rebellion or are they nicely homed and groomed (like One Direction, Beiber etc) by their management, nowadays?
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Old 28-10-2013, 05:11
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some do but they look tame compared to Keith Moon of The Who

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVa4q-YVjD8
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Old 28-10-2013, 05:12
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No because they cost a lot of money now, they only smash them (or monitors) if the sound is shite then they give it to their guitar/drum/bass tech to repair or cash to buy a replacement, also a lot of them are endorsed which means if they have a signature custom instrument or prototype from that company they'll get another one delivered at request.
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Old 28-10-2013, 05:23
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here's Matt Bellamy destroying his guitars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU4Z6O2_Aok
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Old 28-10-2013, 05:44
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here's Matt Bellamy destroying his guitars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU4Z6O2_Aok
Doesn't really have much of an effect when it's a big shiny corporate stage. It's much more fun in a dirty grungy club with the possibility of other band members and fans getting some the carnage in their faces
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Old 28-10-2013, 05:50
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Kurt Cobain had the guitar smashing sussed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkcJEvMcnEg
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Old 28-10-2013, 08:21
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"There oughta be a law, with no bail
Smash a guitar and you go to jail"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzeoLe6nSrU
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Old 28-10-2013, 08:23
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Not quite an instrument but Theo from Hurts smashes his mike stand when he sings Evelyn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo0SDxr1wow
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Old 28-10-2013, 09:13
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No because they cost a lot of money now
The guitars that The Who were smashing in 1970 were 205 retail (a lot of money back then). And the set neck made them less likely to be repairable....
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Old 28-10-2013, 10:09
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here's Matt Bellamy destroying his guitars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU4Z6O2_Aok
Ouch considering they're 3/4K a piece... ouch.
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Old 28-10-2013, 11:45
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Kurt Cobain had the guitar smashing sussed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkcJEvMcnEg
the whole band smashed there equipment up so they didn't have to go back on for an encore or be asked to go back on.

Nirvana last of the true great bands
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Old 28-10-2013, 12:10
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the whole band smashed there equipment up so they didn't have to go back on for an encore or be asked to go back on.

Nirvana last of the true great bands
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYm8HotzmSw
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Old 28-10-2013, 12:49
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1D pretend to smash pretend instruments on stage!
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Old 28-10-2013, 15:40
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some do but they look tame compared to Keith Moon of The Who

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVa4q-YVjD8
No one can smash up a stage like Keith Moon. What a legend, may he rock in peace.
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Old 29-10-2013, 11:31
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The guitars that The Who were smashing in 1970 were 205 retail (a lot of money back then). And the set neck made them less likely to be repairable....
More often than not the guitar being smashed would be a cheap replica rather than the real thing. The same with the amp cabinet, it was usually a dummy.

I read an interview with Richie Blackmore's guitar tech once. He said Richie cared far too much for his guitars to smash them on stage, it was always a cheap replica that was smashed.
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Old 29-10-2013, 11:33
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1D pretend to smash pretend instruments on stage!
They pretend to do a lot of things though...
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Old 29-10-2013, 16:15
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Why would you smash your guitar? Shouldn't musicians value their instruments? I know they have a lot of money, but surely they should appreciate the hard work that goes into making it? Hmmm...
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Old 29-10-2013, 16:22
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1D pretend to smash pretend instruments on stage!
They pretend to be talented on stage as well.
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Old 29-10-2013, 17:43
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If you see a band on the last date of the tour, thats when they will usually smash the instruments.
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Old 29-10-2013, 18:23
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Smashing thing up is a bit old hat now, tbh.
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Old 29-10-2013, 19:55
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Smashing thing up is a bit old hat now, tbh.
I would like to see it live at least once tho...
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Old 29-10-2013, 21:56
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The guitars that The Who were smashing in 1970 were 205 retail (a lot of money back then). And the set neck made them less likely to be repairable....
They were using fenders between 1966-1969 as they are bolt on and repairable every night. When Tommy was released they had more money so Pete moved to Gibsons with set neck and had the money to replace them.
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Old 30-10-2013, 12:21
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Some bands do, nobody really does it as a "trademark" kind of thing but I've seen a few bands get caught up in the moment at the end of gigs and smash stuff. I've seen The Cribs break stuff a few times and a few times I've seen Pete Doherty live something has got broken (although not always intentionally). I recall one Babyshambles gig where after launching a guitar, half of the drum kit ended up in the audience. As we were leaving the venue the guy in front of me was carrying a cymbal out, complete with stand! The bouncer took it off him though!
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