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Postby Brocktune on Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:57 pm

PRIMUS SUCKS!!!!!!PRIMUS SUCKS!!!!PRIMUS SUCKS!!!!!PRIMUS SUCKS!!!!!!!!
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Postby Vegeta on Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:11 pm

Brocktune, what is the princess in your avatar wearing? A Mr. Belvedere mask? Regardless, it's funny as hell!
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Postby TheBaxter on Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:17 pm

Vegeta wrote:Brocktune, what is the princess in your avatar wearing? A Mr. Belvedere mask? Regardless, it's funny as hell!


That's not a Mr. Belvedere mask. That's Brocktune!!!
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Postby Brocktune on Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:23 pm

we always knew that mr. belvedere was close to royalty. now you know how close. btw, his real name is roger de bris.
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Postby DennisMM on Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:12 pm

docfalken wrote:I would love to see a SlipKnot show, but I'm way to old now. Hell, my ears are still ringing from seeing Dinosaur Jr in Dallas a few years ago.


I lived in Des Moines, Iowa for 17 years. I remember SlipKnot playing in some crappy bar down the street from my old college, five bucks at the door. Wouldn't pay for them then, either. Heh.
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Postby Vegeta on Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:18 pm

I lived in Des Moines, Iowa for 17 years. I remember SlipKnot playing in some crappy bar down the street from my old college, five bucks at the door. Wouldn't pay for them then, either. Heh.


Probably Hairy Mary's or the House of Bricks. I guess they played those places alot before they "made it".
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Postby TonyWilson on Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:21 pm

Quuens Of The Stone Age, Songs For The Deaf Tour
Rock City, Nottingham November 22 2002.

FUCKING AMAZING

They had Lanegan with them too. Tightest fucking band on the planet at that time. Plus they did some Jazz improv stuff on Avon and Regular John. it was stunning.
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Postby DennisMM on Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:22 pm

Vegetata wrote: EDIT re: Primus

One thing I can say, being a musician, is write for the song... don't just masturbate your instrument cause your good.


Most jam bands are remarkably lame, even if very talented, because -long jams are just that, Vegeta-- jerking off.

Coltrane's "My Favorite Things" is boring after about ten minutes. The Allman Brothers' live "Whipping Post" probably is the most overrated song except "Freebird" and "Stairway to Heaven". As much as I adore Bruce Springsteen, his schticks (which may as well be jamming) in concert have grown tiresome after 30 years.
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Postby DennisMM on Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:23 pm

Vegeta wrote:
I lived in Des Moines, Iowa for 17 years. I remember SlipKnot playing in some crappy bar down the street from my old college, five bucks at the door. Wouldn't pay for them then, either. Heh.


Probably Hairy Mary's or the House of Bricks. I guess they played those places alot before they "made it".


Hairy Mary's indeed. Thanks for the reminder.
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Postby DennisMM on Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:43 pm

I'm just going to post in a row until someone else intrudes!

Okay ... great shows. Dates are very approximate because of the memory problems that go with bipolar.

Lyle Lovett at Red Rocks in '02. It was raining so hard they closed the stage for 25 minutes, but the Large Band came back and played their asses off. I wish I could remember the opener; she was great and sang with Lyle on a few tunes.

Springsteen in '99 in Denver, second show. This was the E Street reunion tour, and they'd had time to grow into the new experience. Except for the little skits (which I find boring), I was in heaven. For a while I sang along so loud that my wife told me to be quiet so she could hear. I saw Bruce in '93 on the Human Touch/Lucky Town tour, and it was good, but the E Streeters were so much better.

The Police, 1983, "Synchronicity" tour in Cedar Falls, Iowa (in the fucking UniDome). We drove nearly three hours through an incipient blizzard and walked at least a half-mile from the parking lot. I tried to sneak in a camera and got patted down. Our seats were way up, some obstructed. We moved down and were pushed back by security. After a while, when it was obvious a third of the place was going to be empty, we snuck down again without incident.

The Charlie Sexton Sextet in a club in Des Moines, 1995. Seven bucks at the door. As the keyboard guy was setting up I asked if his old, funky piece of wood was a Hammond B3. It was. Charlie Sexton was overhyped as a youngster but developed into a strong writer and performer, and he still doesn't get the love or the money.

The Four Bitchin' Babes in a bar in downtown Des Moines, 1992. I was in love with Julie Gold and got as close to leaning on her piano as I could. She sang "Fun to Be Perfect" and after the show I told her I didn't think she was very far from perfect. I think she blushed.
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Postby Vegeta on Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:47 pm

Lyle Lovett at Red Rocks in '02. It was raining so hard they closed the stage for 25 minutes, but the Large Band came back and played their asses off. I wish I could remember the opener; she was great and sang with Lyle on a few tunes.



I forgot I saw Lyle Lovett front row at the riverside in Milwaukee in either '99 or '00. The last song he played was "Road to Ensenada". I swear I could've wept it was that good.
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Postby St. Alphonzo on Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:51 pm

DennisMM wrote:Lyle Lovett at Red Rocks in '02. It was raining so hard they closed the stage for 25 minutes, but the Large Band came back and played their asses off. I wish I could remember the opener; she was great and sang with Lyle on a few tunes.


The person you're talking about is probably Francene Reed. I saw that particular tour at a casino in Oregon. I've seen Lyle three times... each one was great. He's a fantastic showman with perfect deadpan wit.
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Postby Iconoclastica on Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:05 pm

November 2002, The Strokes at Roseland Ballroom in NYC . . . opening was Jimmy Fallon . . . and none other than Jack Black came out to perform a couple of Tenacious D pearls and show that pussy how to put on a real performance. . . good shit ^_^

Also, back in college (spring 2003, I think) Vanilla Ice actually came to my school to perform . . . he did all of his new rock-ish stuff, but eventually caved to a bit of ice ice baby in a harder-style . . . the best part was that he broke his contract with our school by throwing water out into the crowd, and so the school refused to pay him. As a result, that night he trashed his hotel room and that was the night that his band left him for good . . . gotta love being part of a little bit of history ;)
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Postby Fievel on Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:18 pm

DennisMM wrote:
Vegetata wrote: EDIT re: Primus

One thing I can say, being a musician, is write for the song... don't just masturbate your instrument cause your good.


Most jam bands are remarkably lame, even if very talented, because -long jams are just that, Vegeta-- jerking off.


If you like improvised music, and it sounds like you don't, then you find the art within the jam. ADMITTEDLY, some people/bands think that they are revolutionizing "The Jam", when in reality they're just doodling on the same chords for 20 minutes. And that, is boring. However, there are people/bands out there that are truly creating magic with their improvisations.
I haven't been into the jamband scene in years, but I saw some amazing things created out of thin air - mostly from the band Phish. They were artists of improv. If they jammed for 20-30 minutes, you'd hear multiple key changes, multiple tempo changes, and multiple genre changes... all within the same chunk of music and executed to perfection - yet all made up on the spot. Versus the Grateful Dead who would just jam on the same chunk (except in their Glory Years), there is no comparison - The Dead were boring jammers and Phish was exciting/creative.... although, that is my meager opinion.
The same principle can be laid on any performer/band. Yeah, if you're just taking the same essential jam and stretching it out for Bob-knows how long, then it'll be boring as hell. But there are plenty of exceptions across the musical spectrum who truly do create magic when improvising/jamming.

p.s. If you truly are good at your intrument, it masturbates you.

p.p.s. I've never agreed with Primus being labeled as a jamband. I think that they are their own thing altogether.
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Postby DennisMM on Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:23 pm

Cool with me, man. I just find it interminable. Maybe seeing it live helps.
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Postby Carolian on Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:05 pm

The three best shows I've ever seen:

1) Tool, in 2001. They can be pretentious as all hell, but I have never seen a more powerful performance. Still my favorite band.

2) Rush, 2004. They haven't lost a step.

3) Metallica, 2003. Saw them in a stadium, and they played for three hours, with only a smattering of post-Black Album songs. They've lost it when it comes to making records, but by God, they rock live.
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Postby DrillerKiller on Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:50 am

St. Alphonzo wrote:
DrillerKiller wrote:Primus sucks? Whut the fack? Since when? Last I knew they were the tightest band on the planet.


Driller - it's a tradition at Primus live gigs to chant "Primus sucks" before the band takes the stage (listen to their live album for an example).

I saw Tool open for Primus back in (I think) 1993. It was right after Zappa died, and Tool did an amazing medley of his songs (including my namesake: St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast). All of this at the puny little Armory in Salem, OR. Kickass!


Haha, shit yeah, should have realised. I've listened to Suck on This enough now that I should have known better. "Hey, we're Primus, and we suck!". Green Jelly used to say they sucked all the time, but at least that much was true. Primus are better than almost everyone, I see them as the King Crimson for my generation.

All I can say to anyone who dislikes them is listen to Frizzle Fry, Sailing the seas of cheese, Brown album and Antipop straight through, and if you still can't gives 'em no respect then fair enough, but I think you're crazy (and most likely more conventional than I'd be).

I can't imagine TooL covering St. Alphonzo's pancake breakfast! Especially the xylophone bits. I could picture them doing something like Pygmy Twyltye (oddly enough) or E.Z Meat but anything off Apostrophe/Overnight Sensation just wouldn't fit. Fair fucks to Tool - you're a lucky man for having seen it.

Has anyone ever seen Fantomas or Secret Chiefs 3 live? Fantomas blew my mind, and I'm dying to see SC3 to see what my favourite ex-Bungle musicians are doing. Any tours going?
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:18 am

It has been FAR, FAR too long since I've been to a show. FINALLY I get to go see a band I really want to see, in January:

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Has anyone seen them live, how are they? I realize that many feel they are overrated, and I may tend to agree to a certain extent, but I am really looking forward to this. The thing is, they may be the most mellow band I've ever seen in concert...what's the atmosphere like for the live show?
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Postby Groggy on Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:40 am

Metallica at Download/Donnington 2004. Played a very tight set of mostly pre-Black album stuff owing to the fact that Lars was ill in Germany. Filling in on Drums were Slayer's Dave Lombardo, Joey of SlipKnot and Lars' drum tech. An awesome display from the band all things considered.

Earlier in the day were Korn, Slipknot, MachineHead, Soulfly, Damageplan, Slayer among others. Slipknot and Soulfly were the other standouts for me.

Saw Velvet Revolver earlier this year and they put on a great show mixing in their new stuff, Stone Temple Pilots, GnR and lil bit of Ozzie for his home town crowd.

Biggest let down were the Smashing Pumpkins on their post-D'arcy farewell tour (can't remember the year). An hour and a bit of Billy Corgan self love before he stormed off claiming that we hadn't clapped loud enough. Tosser.
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Postby The Vicar on Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:49 am

St. Alphonzo wrote:Peter Gabriel: the So tour in (I think) 1986.

It was as much a theatrical experience as it was a concert.

He encored with "Biko", had the audience doing the chant... he walked off the stage, the band stopped, and the audience continued the chant for a good 15 minutes after the lights came up.

I've seen more concerts than I care to remember, but this one far outclassed any of them.


I saw that same tour, in the Detriot area. He had Tony Levin, base playing God, with him. Amazing. Rock Theatre are the words for it.

Also amazing - Genesis' Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Concert. Everything didn't work, but it was incredible anyway.

ELP at the Joe Louis Arena, about 1977. You watch Carl Palmer with your mouth wide open...guy was some kind of machine back there. A roadie tried to fix one of his cymbals during a solo & got whacked on the hand by Carl. Probably still hurts. The concert? Perfect.

Arlo Guthrie at The Ark in Ann Arbor just last year - dude is way cool.

Robert Fripp solo tour, somewhere in the 80s. Human hands don't work like that, but his do. Wuff.

Jethro Tull. Ian Anderson. Great.

Genesis, sans Peter Gabriel but still with Steve Hackett (certified guitar hero). Outstanding.

Looking at the previous posts I realise that I am, at last, an old fart. Wouldn't have missed those concerts for the world, though. Fair trade.
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Postby Brocktune on Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:49 pm

DrillerKiller wrote:Has anyone ever seen Fantomas or Secret Chiefs 3 live? Fantomas blew my mind, and I'm dying to see SC3 to see what my favourite ex-Bungle musicians are doing.


yes
fantomas ive seen many times
sc3 ive seen only once, as they very rarely play. actually, theyve been on 3 tours and the first 2 i totally missed. both because i was out of town ironically. they were amazing.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:24 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote: The thing is, they may be the most mellow band I've ever seen in concert...what's the atmosphere like for the live show?


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Postby DrillerKiller on Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:42 am

Brocktune wrote:
DrillerKiller wrote:Has anyone ever seen Fantomas or Secret Chiefs 3 live? Fantomas blew my mind, and I'm dying to see SC3 to see what my favourite ex-Bungle musicians are doing.


yes
fantomas ive seen many times
sc3 ive seen only once, as they very rarely play. actually, theyve been on 3 tours and the first 2 i totally missed. both because i was out of town ironically. they were amazing.


You lucky mucky bawstaaaad! Man, I bet they were. Not a hope of ever seeing them over here I'd bet. The best I got was Tomahawk and Fantomas, and FNM with GNR in 92, but I'm seriously missing some Spruance in my gigging life.
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Re: Best Concert

Postby Bob Samonkey on Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:12 am

Reposted from the Dude, I can't even listen to that anymore Thread
King Psyz wrote:I still have more fun at Rev. shows than just about any other act. P Funk and the Beastie Boys are probablly the only shows I find funner.


Don't get me wrong. I still like the shows. But when he used to drink a bottle of Jack during the show and dry humps his guitar. That was a freaking show!!

Only other fun show I can think of was the Souther Culture on the Skids show (before they got that studly guy). They threw chicken into the audience!!
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Re: Best Concert

Postby Brocktune on Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:18 pm

Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:Only other fun show I can think of was the Souther Culture on the Skids show (before they got that studly guy). They threw chicken into the audience!!


grande manos, you are a SCOTS fan?!?! i had no idea.
its actually pretty typical of them to throw chicken into the crowd. "8 Piece Box" is one of their most classic tunes, and every time they play it live, two things happen: 1) girls get up on the stage and dance and 2) they "distribute" fried chicken to the audience. seriously, southern culture on teh skids is one of the most fun live acts to witness. rick is like what 80 now, and he still totally jams out every single night, cuz those fuckers NEVAR stop touring!

and hey, dont bash that studly guy. that is Cousin Chris "Crispy" Bess, and he plays a mean hammond b3, or reasonable facsimile. and besides, who else would eat up all of that leftover chicken post show? cousin crispy, thats who.
btw, GM... if we ever are enjoying cocktails, or a glass of chardonnay together, remind me to regale you with the tale of the time i actually got on stage with SCOTS, and sung "Viva Del Santo" for them. good times!
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Re: Best Concert

Postby Bob Samonkey on Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:32 pm

Brocktune wrote:
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:Only other fun show I can think of was the Souther Culture on the Skids show (before they got that studly guy). They threw chicken into the audience!!


grande manos, you are a SCOTS fan?!?! i had no idea.
its actually pretty typical of them to throw chicken into the crowd. "8 Piece Box" is one of their most classic tunes, and every time they play it live, two things happen: 1) girls get up on the stage and dance and 2) they "distribute" fried chicken to the audience. seriously, southern culture on teh skids is one of the most fun live acts to witness. rick is like what 80 now, and he still totally jams out every single night, cuz those fuckers NEVAR stop touring!


Too true! I am a fan. They do rock so sweet.

I guess I just hold a grudge against him cause of the sweet trio they were before. That and I did not think that the first album that he appeared on compared to the ones before...
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Re: Best Concert

Postby Brocktune on Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:53 pm

Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:That and I did not think that the first album that he appeared on compared to the ones before...


im going to assume you intended to put the words "was as good" in between the words "on" and "compared".
and then imgoign to tell you that i do agree. they were better before. but i think they always played with him on and off, he just wasnt actually part of the band oficially until "Zombified" came out.
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Re: Best Concert

Postby Bob Samonkey on Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:39 pm

Brocktune wrote:
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:That and I did not think that the first album that he appeared on was as good compared to the ones before...


im going to assume you intended to put the words "was as good" in between the words "on" and "compared".
and then imgoign to tell you that i do agree. they were better before. but i think they always played with him on and off, he just wasnt actually part of the band oficially until "Zombified" came out.


I agree with that and I did mean that. I am very tired. The kid decided to wake up every hour last night. Again I think I may be biased cause to this day everytime I feel a little down I automatically start singing "Whole lotta things"

I was also in love with Mary Huff...
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Re: Best Concert

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:44 pm

Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:
Brocktune wrote:
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:That and I did not think that the first album that he appeared on was as good compared to the ones before...


im going to assume you intended to put the words "was as good" in between the words "on" and "compared".
and then imgoign to tell you that i do agree. they were better before. but i think they always played with him on and off, he just wasnt actually part of the band oficially until "Zombified" came out.


I agree with that and I did mean that. I am very tired. The kid decided to wake up every hour last night. Again I think I may be biased cause to this day everytime I feel a little down I automatically start singing "Whole lotta things"

I was also in love with Mary Huff...
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Who wasn't?

/looks for his SCOTS stuff
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Re: Best Concert

Postby Smasher on Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:17 am

Best ever? Primal Scream, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 15 December, 2002 (Five Encores).
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Re: Best Concert

Postby Peven on Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:20 am

best concert ever is a Pink Floyd concert. pick one. i saw them in '87 and it totally blew away any concert before or since.
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Re: Best Concert

Postby Chris a.k.a StuntMike on Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:12 pm

I saw System of a Down on there last tour. Came out, said hi, played non-stop for 2 hours. No talking between songs at all. Fucking awesome.
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Re: Best Concert

Postby Spandau Belly on Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:50 am

I'll say George Clinton and the P Funk All-Stars. Those songs just went on for like twenty minutes and it was like a non-stop parade on stage. The band was huge and they all just clicked so well.
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Re: Best Concert

Postby Crimson King on Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:03 am

Chris a.k.a StuntMike wrote:I saw System of a Down on there last tour. Came out, said hi, played non-stop for 2 hours. No talking between songs at all. Fucking awesome.


You know, I went to see System of a Down a few years ago, mostly because The Mars Volta opened for them, but I actually really fucking loved their set. I mean, I'd never been a System fan, but I really got into Mesmerize, and that's why I was willing to "endure" them to see The Mars Volta. But frankly, The Mars Volta didn't blow me away like I thought they would. I think it had to do with the shitty acoustics in the place and the fact that their set was relatively short since they were the opening act. They like to jam, so we only got, like, three or four songs. I'd love to see The Mars Volta when they're headlining.


Now, I haven't been to many concerts, to be honest, but I think the best one I've been to was NYE '03/'04 (or was it '04/'05??). The White Stripes and The Flaming Lips put on a one-time show, and it kicked fucking ass. The opening group was Blanche, I believe, and then The Flaming Lips came on and rocked us, and then, well, I don't remember exactly, but I think it hit midnight and both bands were on stage and we did the countdown an' all and then they did Seven Nation Army together. Then I think it was The White Stripes set. Although, it could very well be that The White Stripes were already doing their set before midnight came around. I'm not 100% sure.

But I managed to find a video on YouTube....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqcG62l_fls

This was at the Aragon Ballroom here in Chicago.
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Re: Best Concert

Postby MacCready on Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:55 am

Blue Oyster Cult, back in their prime, rocked very, very hard. Pink Floyd and King Crimson were amazing experiences, but man did I have fun at the BOC concert.
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Re: Best Concert

Postby Worst Part's Almost Over on Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:13 pm

In the 15 years I've been a Manic Street Preachers fan, I've seen them live only 6 times. But they were 6 of the greatest gigs I've ever attended.

Special mention for Placebo also, who I've seen live 15 times and they never fail to be awesome.
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