Live versions that you prefer to the original


#1

Just listening to Galaxie 500’s wonderfully ragged live version of “Don’t let your youth go to waste” which couples with their cover of their Beatles Rain. I think this version is arguably better than the original which I love.

I’d also go for:
The Verve - Gravity Grave (live at Glastonbury) - mad Richard screaming “one minute left” (like Steve McMahon to the kop) and then the cathartic freakout that follows from the band and vocalist

Radiohead - I might be wrong…and in fact many versions from the live l.p. of that name

Rodan - small things, big things and milk and melancholy from 15 quiet years …post rock par excellence

Ramones - blitzkrieg bop …the original seems too slow by comparison

Fugazi - burning …from the dischord comp complete with shout out to Fire Party


#2

All Talking Heads stuff. I only really listen to stop making sense, I’ve heard a couple of their albums but the production and performances mostly sound anaemic to me


#3

I reckon Faith No More’s live version of War Pigs is better than Sabbath


#4

Whilst I love their records I do get your point… several tracks on “the name of this band” match or improve on the originals…


#5

So
Much Dylan stuff, not sure where to begin.


#6

Definitely Burning Down the House


#7

Mogwai- ‘I Know You Are But What Am I?’ live is the only way to go with that track.


#8

even remain in light? don’t say that bam. no.


#9

think that’s the main one I heard


#10

yup.


#11

Nick Cave’s Mercy Seat… the version from Live Seeds is unbelievable


#12

Came here to say this! Also this live version of Jubilee Street on the Give Us a Kiss single:


#13

aww its perfect. born under the punches was my listen-to-over-and-over-again-getting-stoned song when i smoked weed. how disjointed and layered it is and then the vocal just moves through all warm and lovely.

:frowning:


#14

Coked up Lou was the best Lou.

The guys are just having a great time, jamming away then sometime around the two minute mark it kicks in and you realise what’s going down.


#15

#16

REM - Country Feedback on the Later special. I also absolutely adore the version on Road Movie from their Monster tour.


#17

This belter.


#18

#19

definitely. album version is fairly generic pro-tools post-rock. the drums and guitar effects in the live version are essential


#20

Saw that tour a few times, nye 98 with New Order a particular highlight.