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Deerhunter - Neon Junkyard.
Blew me away at Primavera festival. The end of that track is spectacular.
If they're good live, then most of them.
But only if you're actually there watching/listening.
a few of the newer Low songs too, especially Dragonfly.
also GYBE! - Gamelan.
My favourite live song by any band.
The Wonder Stuff wouldn't be in my top 50 bands, but that track is epic.
Anything by Bo Ningen (Rarely listen to the recorded stuff, but live they are wonderful).
The Duke Spirit - Red Weather
Sian Alice Group - Motionless
Jesus Deluxe - Twice As Good
Jane's Addiction - Jane Says
New Model Army - Vagabonds & Green And Grey
A Perfect Circle - Noose
U2 - Bullet The Blue Sky
Not that the songs themselves are necessarily better, but the transition that they sometimes do between songs is phenomenal and some of the most exciting music I've heard live.
Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Saw them a few years ago and Bradford said it was an 80's new wave style or something, and it was great.
but I've seen him do so many times. But for me Red Right Hand is always way, way better live than on record.
...play this at the Troxy a few years ago. the crowd just kept cheering throughout Nels' solo. ludicrously immense. made me all tingly. and i hate solo's.
and the end of this song was all we could talk about the whole train journey back. Some random old guy pitched in as well. Truly incredible stuff. Same for the usual solo hatred as well!
Squalor Victoria by The National also stands out as one that really, really marks a significant improvement on the recorded take.
After falling head over heels in love with this track when I heard it live (it was also the first time it was ever played live), the studio version was a huge disappointment. It's still great, but has -nothing- on the live versions.
I could listen to him play it for hours and hours!
I suppose the spirit of this thread is more, songs that are average on record that 'work' live, in which case it doesn't fit. But it is also the kind of song which suits live performance down to a tee!
Everything on The King of Limbs is better live. Burning Down the House is sweet live. Most of Grimes stuff sounds better live too.
Unremarkable on record, utterly euphoric live.
but I've since realised the live versions from 10 years ago are way better.
Especially this version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hhE_sqJG3g
Mogwai Fear Satan, Helicon 1, Xmas Steps for example.
In fact, my favourite Mogwai song is still a live version of Ex Cowboy that was free on an NME CD years ago
(I forget the name) but it was all brilliant live
Sound fucking dull when they're on the radio, saw them live while waiting for someone else to come on at Bestival last year and rather enjoyed them.
But the one song I think is totally amazing live but merely very good on record is 'Boy from school' by Hot Chip. The live version manages to simultaneously make me dance like a dick and cry my eyes out.
don't like the album version but this is fucking amazing