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Artist that you think are even better Live than recorded

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Wrong way, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. straightface

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    Drive by Truckers, Los Lobos, Dave Alvin, Tedeschi Trucks
     
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    Wishbone Ash, until the last two albums that were fantastic.

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    Bassnectar
    Spoon
    Reverend Horton Heat
    Steely Dan
    Norah Jones
    M. Ward
    Marty Stuart
     
  4. Mr Ridesglide

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    The New Orleans Radiators
    John Hiatt
    Leon Russell was fabulous
    North Mississippi Allstars
    Old Crow Medicine Show

    These are folks I’ve seen multiple times each and never ever disappoint.
     
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    Jerry Lee Lewis
     
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    J. Geils Band definitely
     
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    among the most disastrous concerts I ever saw... he managed to completely suck for 20 minutes after we waited two hours (late) poor kenny lovelace... they vamped for 20 minutes waiting for him to come on... and for another 10 minutes after he staggered off... he was actually on stage 20 minutes... and talked for half of it about nothing. At the palomino you took the stage by walking through the crowd.. so... yeah... not good... but, I'm sure that wasn't true when he was younger.. this was like 82.
     
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    Yeah, I'm sorry to hear that.
     
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    The Ramones. Saw them in the late 70s. I have yet to see as powerful of a show since. Also I think Cheap Trick in the heyday was better live than on record.
     
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    Warren Ellis tells an interesting (& similar) anecdote about seeing The Killer in the Nick Cave documentary 20000 Days on Earth.

    Also worth it for the musical footage.

    Which reminds me, although I’ve never seen Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, my friend has a few times and tells me that Nick Cave is fabulous live, has the crowd in the palm of his hand and leaves them spellbound, and he felt that they are way better live than their records (I happen to rate their recorded output quite highly).

    Which doubly reminds me, I have seen The Dirty Three live, and they were better than their recorded versions too. Those live amplified violin sonic paintings, wow...

    Pax/
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    I saw the Allman Brothers several times. I think the worst show I ever saw them do was still pretty awesome. That was the tour with Dickie, Warren, and Derek on guitar and Susan Tedeschi opening in Dallas. It was great. But it wasn't transcendent. I think the best one I ever saw from them was the first time with Warren and Dickie on guitar and Allen Woody on bass. That was the first time I'd heard them with Marc Quinones on congas.
     
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    Norah Jones.. Live.

     
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    Many good suggestions already: Squeeze, Cheap Trick, The Who, Crowded House for example.

    However, my clear cut winner for the band that sounded better live than on recording was The Jam. If only science could harness that kind of energy!
     
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    I saw her right after I moved back to Texas in late 2003, at The Woodlands.
    She and her band were brilliant!
    Steve Earle (solo) was shockingly good when I saw him, too.
    The Rembrandts and Squeeze know how to deliver a live show, too
    Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Suzanne Vega, Ronnie Raitt (no surprise there), and Paul Simon, too!
     
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    Oh man. The Radiators. I first heard them on a long road trip lying in the back of the van gazing at the passing desert. I first thought they were a little corny until the ventured off. Truly great band. Great psychedelic jams with a danceable beat. Never bonded with any of their studio recordings. Never saw them live, unfortunately.
     
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    WOW. One little mention, passing, on page 4 for Led Zeppelin. There shows were freaking amazing from 68-71. Then after that Plants voiced changed, then later Page's playing went down due to drugs.

    But from 68-71 (maybe early 72) they were it. Nobody else, for me, comes close. To bad it couldn't have lasted for their entire run but I guess that's asking too much. That short run showed just how great a band can really be.

    I can post a live version of Black Dog that blows the recorded version away. Plant is - I would say literally but I'm not going to misuse the word- insane.
     
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    Maybe. But then they turned into the exact opposite : great in the studio, can't fetch it/sloppy on stage
     
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    I saw them live and was disappointed. I've seen bar bands in Huntington Beach that did killer versions of Bohemian Rhapsody, all the way through including the operatic middle part. Queen walked off the stage in the middle and a prerecorded tape played and then they came back out for the ending.
     
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    CCR/John Fogerty
    Rod Stewart
    The Kinks
    Cheap Trick
     
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