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From 12:20 through the remaining 22 minutes left of this version of You Enjoy Myself is pure musical bliss. Quite possibly the greatest live version of it. Simply incredible.
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I've been listening to quite a bit of Hendrix lately; my oldest son really likes him. Of course I remember what a monster Hendrix was, but I had quite forgotten (or never really appreciated) just how good Mitch Mitchell was on drums.
Even Letterman was blown away with this performance.
TV on the Radio performed "Wolf Like Me" on The Late Show with David Letterman - September 12, 2006
New HD version is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikjDzye1BrQ
Never saw that, thanks for the link. Tunde is amazing on stage.
Oh, you just made me think of "Young Man Blues" on Live at the Isle of Wight!
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Janes addiction....Jane says....the version with the steel drums
Pretty much a lot of them....Most Pearl Jam, the Smashing Pumpkins, Foos, Who, RHCP, Rage, and on and on all sound better live.
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Deep Purple- "Smoke On The Water" from the Made In Japan album. And, "Highway Star" from that album too.
Thanks for playing everyone:
Yeah, definitely an exaggeration on my part to say that Noel is always better than Liam. There are songs that are perfectly suited for each.
The Tibetan Freedom Concert version of Cast No Shadow just blows away the studio version though. The studio version with Liam sounds like filler. Noel with just a distorted electric guitar turns it into one of my favorite Oasis songs.
Behold the walls of Sparta: 10000 men and every one a brick.
Disagree on Rage Against The Machine, and they're one of my all-time favorite bands. Songs like "Bulls On Parade" just didn't have the same punch when played live. And even when the Morello, Commerford, and Wilk were flawless (99 percent of the time), De La Rocha was always a bit of a weak link. His vocal style -- especially the screaming -- didn't hold up in a live setting.
Maybe it was a show by show thing but both times I saw them they were on fire and hitting on all cylinders.
Absolutely blows me away to hear the powerful voice coming out of a dude barely alive. The harmonies between Layne and Jerry are awesome.
Alice in Chains, Unplugged
U2 Live Aid, 1985.... Bad
Don't get me wrong -- they put on an awesome show, and in their day they rocked harder than any band on the planet. I saw them at the Palace in 99 and had tickets to the Rage/Beasties show at the Silverdome before that tour went down the tubes, and my 17-year-old self -- spending hours with a modded guitar and a Whammy pedal trying to learn Morello's guitar parts -- was crushed when they broke up.
They were knock-you-on-your-ass incredible live, but I don't think individual songs were better on stage than they were on the albums. What I said about Bulls On Parade is sorta like Smells Like Teen Spirit -- no matter how hard they play, there's no way the guitars and drums are going to sound that huge and crisp at a show.
And Zack de la Rocha just couldn't pull of some songs live. Bulls On Parade, Bullet In The Head, Freedom ... basically any vocals that were supposed to be a sustained scream turned into a shortened yelp.
OK, this one's cheating a bit, because the album version is live. Still, it's great primal rock.
(The picture is from Rust Never Sleeps, but it's from Live Rust).
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This post was edited by Beaudreau10 23 months ago
I came into this thread to post SIBLY. Well done, sir. +1
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
This is the definitive version of this song for all the wrong (right?) reasons.
The Vines performing/blurting "Get Free" live on The Late Show with David Letterman on 19-Aug-02
Probably already mentioned but:
Neil Young (with Pearl Jam)- Keep on Rockin in the Free World
On edit: Just watched it on YouTube. Meh. Great song, but not the way I remembered.
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You win the thread...IMO.
I first heard that version on the Wide Awake in America EP that I bought at FBC my senior year of high school ('85). Completely amazing.
I must say, I was really disappointed that U2 didn't perform "Bad" at SS last summer. When the main set ended, I was hoping they'd perform it for an encore. "Bad" is hands down my favorite U2 song and to not hear it live the one and only time I'll ever see them in concert left me feeling empty.
Most Johnny Cash songs are better live, especially the songs from his prison albums. The album versions tend to be over-produced with cheesy background vocals and the lack of energy found in the live recordings.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention Queen in this thread. Their studio versions are amazing because their studio albums were generally among the most expensive ever recorded in their times, but they are one of the best live acts of all time. Songs like Tie Your Mother Down lend themselves particularly well to the energetic live performances that Queen was known for.
Queen perform 'Tie Your Mother Down' live. Taken from 'Queen On Fire: Live at the Bowl'.
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