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Tilly and the wall (worst live band ever)
Tilly & The Wall would have been my first choice answer to this. Good work.
After 3 songs, I turned to sarah and said, 'I don't understand, I'm enjoying it but they are fyucking crap'. Once the initial excitement of the tapdancing wore off, I realised they were utter gunt.
The girls are all crackers though.
was gonna be my answer. truly awful at the leeds fest.
Enjoyed Tilly and the Wall's instore the week before last though, wouldn't necessarily have paid to see them though. Modest Mouse is the winner for me though- their dire Royal Albert Show put me off them for a good year.
So you decided to transform what are on record achingly beautiful acoustic pieces into seemingly endless shitty jam fests? Cheers Sam.
I walked out of them last year as well. Utter gunt.
I fell asleep about 6 times during their seated show in Reading last year on the Shephard Dog tour.
and beach house
But then the last time they were spiffing. I don't get how bands can be SO wildly different every time they play. It's the same sodding songs!
Bands are stupid. Music sucks.
the guy's voice grated on me so much it gave me a right headache
they were the greatest live band i'd ever seen, the last few times they were really bad so I didnt bother with the ulu
Boring as fuck
cause he's shit on record also..
were heartbreakingly disappointing when I saw them but they have apparently improved now.
They're just a bit dull live. It's like hearing the record but a bit louder. Nothing else going for them, at all.
Iron & Wine just no good at all..
were probably the worst thing ever to happen live
they're kind of watchable in a way, but they are so very old, and stand so very still on stage, and just look really old and tired. two of them do a masssive drawing throughout the gig at the back, so that's quite exciting to watch, I suppose.
When I saw them at venn they were...well not exactly lively but certainly one of the strangest and most entertaining live bands Ive ever seen....they certainly didnt look old.
the evening was just very very sedate. we were at bush hall, and it was just so low-key. there was defo one geriatric in the gang, though. i would go with strange, certainly
i'm just glad i've seen them, tbh. they're pretty awesome (on record)
They play Spiderland through nicely enough, but they don't move at all or anything. Just seems really 'going thoughh the motions'.
Not so much awful as dull i guess.
Weezer were attrocious when i saw them on the Green tour.
and I love 'em BUT Godspeed... live never worked for me. Dull as dishwater on the 3 occasions I saw them.
I haven't seen Slint otherwise I'd omit the "most" qualifier.
but with amazing sound, which is fine by me. The problem I had with Slint was that the sound didn't really blow me away either.
Oxes, Mogwai, Mono
Okay, so maybe it was Stealth's soundsystem, but just AWFUL. Walked out, and I dont often do that.
straddles both live and recorded work equally.
are The Decemberists and Vampire Weekend. I think both, from the times I've seen them, are hugely better on record. Both put on really uncharismatic, unenthusiastic performances. The Decemberists seemed sickeningly rehearsed (as in it looked like they did exactly the same thing every night and they looked bored), even down to the between song banter. Vampire Weekend were just plain dull and limp.
However, due to the strength of the songs themselves, I still enjoyed both to an extent.
Also, to be fair to both bands, these were both at All Tomorrows Parties, so I guess their preparations / set may have been compromised, and hopefully I'll get an opportunity to give both another watch when they are back promoting new material.
they haven't been anything but top notch. But these were in moderately small venues where the atmosphere has been electric.
Love her stuff, awful live. All three fucking times.
ONCE. Out of FIVE TIMES. Never again.
Loved the record, saw them last week and was like WTF?
vocals really don't work live
with Iron & Wine, I was completely underwhelmed at ATP, however, I'll reserve judgement until I see him at his own gig. Festival performances can be a bit hit and miss.
Death From Above 1979 were awful when I saw them - totally lacking the power, loudness and filth generated on record.
Mono, again at ATP, were quite underwhelming.
it doesn't gel and the whole thing sounds like a gala event or something like when students go round the town for RAG week on a lorry with a crappy sound system
was what i was talking about
I'm seeing them tonight for the first time, so I guess I'll find out for sure.
the dandy warhols gig was fucking brilliant! I am so glad I went.
I can actually think of more bands where the opposite case is true
I've only ever been disappointed by the Arcade Fire as well. But that might just be because of unfair expectations.
would agree with Slint, Los Campesinos and Tilly & The Wall. Vampire Weekend maybe, but they're good if the crowd is into it.
i can't even listen to the alvbum cos it sounds so much better live
now I feel slight contempt for them
Cat Power can be really hit and miss, as can Ryan Adams
I was really disappointed with Smashing Pumpkins (reading) and the Strokes (shepherds bush is always full of twats)
..Architecture in Helsinki - absolutely dreadful. Amusingly, Tilly and the Wall supported, and were infinitely better (which, going by the above comments about Tilly and the Wall, should show how bad the headliners were).
Other real disappointment is Steve Malkmus live. I managed to catch Pavement a few times, they were amazing live.... Malkmus is dreadful in comparison.
though that might have been blinkered by my man crush for him. the gig made me enjoy real emotional trash so much more though and the stage banter was nothing less than i would have expected from the great man. now just reform bloody pavement!
I can't agree that Vampire Weekend are bad live though. Assuming you like them to begin with that is.
They were fuckin awful back in April when they played in Aberdeen.