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than on record?
i think the main one for me is Poison The Well- put ona great show, just find them quite dull on record
welcome to my kitchen.
agree with PTW and after seeing Mobius Band the other day i put them forward too.
Honestly? They'd probably be my number one example of a good band on record that's rubbish live.
isnt it funny the way you get bands that are fantastic on record and just dont deliver live.
or the band is utterly fantastic live but can never pull it off on record.
a band that manages somwhere in between is usually a rareity.
why is this???
Actually one of the best live bands period! Same goes for Man Man, their albums will never capture u like the quite frankly mind blowing performances... same with Ruby Suns.
I like them on record, but there just something about them live!
I love them live, but can't really listen to them on record, doesn't have the same effect.
live I thought they were brilliant, really energetic, but on record I just can't be bothered. The songs are too long and the energy is lost :(
are always the first band I think of.
very keen on 65DOS when I saw them live, I was only there for the support really but I just wasn't interested during their set at all
While I still like some of their records I think they are a fucking immense live band!
and efterklang - efterklang were so much more immense live than on record... but maybe i just need to turn the volume up way louder....?
And bon iver live is much better than the album - only when i saw him at st giles in the fields did i appreciate the hype.
My girlfriend played that first record all the time and I thought it was weak. I caught them live by chance about a year ago and they rocked.
great live band. And before they even start they don't look like guys that are about to rock.
The new album's a bit hit and miss for me, but saw them last night in Newcastle and they were absolutely electric, plus the new stuff sounded outstanding. Strength In Numbers and No Weapon were absolute beasts compared to what they are on record
also off the top of my head ...
i agree with Arcade Fire, they were wank when i saw them in Paris
One of the best gigs i've ever been too, but just can't capture my attention for longer than 2 or 3 tracks on record
They're killer live, but they've got at least three solid-gold sounding albums as well
...mainly cos they don't have to play all the rubbish filler that pads out their albums.
and i can confirm they're just as shit live as they are on record.
I always thought the Manic Street Preachers were much better live that on record, particularly early on when they were really fierce live and their records were a bit stadium rock.
Young Knives, Editors (not a massive fan but saw them in Barfly and they were very good), Arctic Monkeys are very good live in a small venue - you can smell their energy. Lots of bands I can't be arsed to listen to on record are great live but it's all about the context innit - Art Brut are great fun live with a sweaty drink fuelled crowd.
Conversely, Spiritualised made me want to eat my own shoe out of sheer boredom when I saw them live.
that comment about Spiritualized. Love them on record, live they're just tedious.
really dull live.
Metallica on the other hand were ROCK OUT AWESOME and I am not a fan of theirs particularly but I do like to say "put 'em up, put' em up" Wizard of Oz style whenever I see James Hetfield.
not tindersticks, never heard of them
Spiritualized were awesome last month
Wasn't looking forward to them at all when they supported 65dos, but they were great.
a hawk and a hacksaw
explosions in the sky
But then it's all subjective...
First I don't hate them. I just found the live experience something of a one trick pony. The constant lapse into cacophonous noise diluted the impact. My Bloody Valentine do it so much better.
sounded better on the sunday night project
I reckon i'll probably have seen them 5-6 times by the end of this year, one of my favourite live bands fo sho!
They are by faaaaaaar the best live band I know of. Although the recordings are uniformly excellent too, but just not the same somehow.
oh and Horse The Band