Inspired by seeing Thee Oh Sees in Amsterdam on Monday night. Can't stand the recorded stuff, sounds tinny and shit and I hate the vocals. Unbelievably good live though (still don't like the vocals mind you, B-52s knock off nonsense) sounded massive, he is an absolutely incredible guitarist and it was a blast of a show, great fun. Just made me so frustrated that it doesn't sound like that recorded though.
Any other examples?