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Title: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Blinder Data on December 19, 2014, 09:14:22 PM
I remember watching this clip and it felt like one of the most powerful things I'd ever seen. I'm no expert on Nina Simone's music, but this video is an absolutely astonishing example of her talent, of a masterful performer with the audience in the palm of her hand, simultaneously involving them in the performance and devastating them with utter fucking feeling.

Warning: you will need 10 minutes to watch this and then a few moments afterwards to recover.
http://youtu.be/mH5ZE3N8cxU

Feel free to suggest other astonishing live performances.

(It would be good if they were individual songs and not full live concerts, otherwise I'll never get round to watching them)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Brundle-Fly on December 19, 2014, 09:40:57 PM
Difficult to follow that, but I offer up Sammy Davis Jnr's This Guy's In Love With You from Dee Time (1968)

 A clip procured from the YouTube channel of the erstwhile, LF Barfe (of this parish).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4SE1MZV7Do
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: the psyche intangible on December 19, 2014, 11:39:52 PM
Actually mimed but a live perfomance non the less: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZLhqTzjpUM
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Puce Moment on December 20, 2014, 12:08:26 AM
This is such a subjective thing isn't it? But there are a number of Youtube videos that I have downloaded as MP3s and listen to regularly. Not sure they have widespread appeal but anyway, I am a big fan of TV studio live performances rather than concert footage. In fact it is a bit of an obsession of mine:

Can doing 'Mother Sky' on German TV in 1970:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKo73roXiec#t=2165

Sleater Kinney do 'Entertain' on twat Rollins show. Amazing drumming:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcVNxUAz_Bg#t=290

The Cramps - 'What's Inside a Girl?' and 'Hot Pearl Snatch' on The Tube in 1986. I taped this off the TV when I was 12 and watched it all the time. Still do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLFpYjjQsqc

This is live concert footage. Pre-Bad Seeds Nick Cave and the Cavemen ' Mutiny in Heaven' at the Camden Ballroom. Utterly ramshackle, on the brink of full collapse:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptdV4bvVVjs#t=707

I have hundreds of these so I will leave it there.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Blinder Data on December 20, 2014, 12:30:15 AM
This is such a subjective thing isn't it?

Yeah, I suppose so. Basically I just wanted to share that Nina Simone video and see if anybody else could suggest other performances where the artists just give their fucking all, are totally possessed by the song and show you what it's really about. I was worried it would just turn into 'my favourite songs played live', when I want to see examples of live performances that are fucking magic, that have a frisson and unique quality to them.

But yeah, I suppose that unique quality is in the eye of the beholder.

Similar to the Nina Simone song, an oldie but a goodie. Jacques Brel and his awkward teeth rattle through the story of Amsterdam's naval history, reaching a marvellous crescendo: http://youtu.be/n2kkr0e_dTQ
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Puce Moment on December 20, 2014, 12:32:13 AM
Yeah, I suppose so. Basically I just wanted to share that Nina Simone video and see if anybody else could suggest other performances where the artists just give their fucking all, are totally possessed by the song and show you what it's really about. I was worried it would just turn into 'my favourite songs played live', when I want to see examples of live performances that are fucking magic, that have a frisson and unique quality to them.

As it happens, that is an amazing performance, and is a 'lock thread now' bit of footage.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: thraxx on December 20, 2014, 12:55:16 AM

I must have watched this a hundred times and still never tire of it.  It's magical.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEGvzjmUs8Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEGvzjmUs8Y)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on December 20, 2014, 02:33:30 AM
Richie Havens doin Here Comes the Sun. Astonishing stuff indeed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOotCVMFncE
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: greenman on December 20, 2014, 06:37:39 AM
That "one minute" Gravity Grave performance from the Verve at Glasto in 1993 when Ashcroft was still crazy rather than Elton John...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laKvlATi0Hw
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on December 20, 2014, 09:42:16 AM
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Rosalita 1978:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3qFdcHo7Z7w

And to prove that he still has occasion to bring it, here they arranging a pretty decent full on version of You Never Can Tell in real time in front of 80,000 people:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L-Ds-FXGGQg
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Blinder Data on December 20, 2014, 10:56:13 AM
Most of what makes this special is Jonathan Demme's camerawork, reacting to the musicians rather than the music, with lingering shots on the performers catching them on their off-moments. It helps that every single one of them is loving it. Best moment is Jerry Harrison dancing with the back-up girls:
Talking Heads - Burning Down the House http://youtu.be/g42Xg-mAkGg

An additional one from Stop Making Sense, purely for the backstage view from 2:36, with the band members moving back and forth as Found a Job plays out - there's something very special about that sequence that I can't quite put my finger on: http://youtu.be/lHc7eYucCKY
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Puce Moment on December 20, 2014, 11:39:37 AM
Continuing on my live on a studio based TV show tip, I consider this to be superior to any other version of this song, including TMC's own recorded version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuwfsS5-iM8
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: thraxx on December 20, 2014, 12:46:52 PM
That "one minute" Gravity Grave performance from the Verve at Glasto in 1993 when Ashcroft was still crazy rather than Elton John...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laKvlATi0Hw

Is that the "We've got one minute left, come on!" performance?


Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on December 20, 2014, 01:50:50 PM
Verve went downhill real fast didn't they, though I personally think they're worth listening to up until some of the tracks on Urban Hymns.

I think it was when someone had the idea to turn up Ashcroft's vocals that it went to shit, their debut album and then EP were beautiful with his voice swirling around McCabe's spacey guitar parts.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: SteveDave on December 20, 2014, 03:27:36 PM
Ugh. He used the word "groove"
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: greenman on December 20, 2014, 05:13:59 PM
Verve went downhill real fast didn't they, though I personally think they're worth listening to up until some of the tracks on Urban Hymns.

I think it was when someone had the idea to turn up Ashcroft's vocals that it went to shit, their debut album and then EP were beautiful with his voice swirling around McCabe's spacey guitar parts.

Moreso I would say that with Ashcroft dominating the reformed Verve McCabe(and indeed Jones) was side lined, stuff like The Rolling People predates there first spilt if I remember correctly although it would probably have been a lot better recorded back then without Ashcrofts vocals dominating.

Keeping things in somewhat similar musical territory I always liked the bootleg recording of the last date of Floyds 1977 in Montreal. Its the show were Waters gets pissed off at the unruly audience and spits on a fan supposedly inspiring The Wall. Whilst many(me included) would argue that inspiring that album isn't a positive attribute the Montreal show itself is excellent in the sense of pissed of angst from an otherwise somewhat too comfortable Floyd.

Waters gets pissed at the Fan during one of the parts of Pigs on the Wing but actually spits on him during Pigs(three different kinds) at the end of the first set. Already a performance with a bit more edge on it the spitting happens about 17 mins in during the outro and Waters bring the fan in close to do it actually puts a nice little act calling the fan out like a dog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mty0PSw9iMA

Probably the best thing about the show though is the second half of Shine On You Crazy Diamond, on record I always found parts 8-9 a bit lacking but they improved live and for this show theys eemed to draw on the ill feeling from waters and had the kind of bite to live up to the rest of the song. Part 8 with Gilmour and Snowey White trading brutal guitar lines is probably the best soloing I'v heard from Floyd...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZSjhG0YQ_4

End some equally brutal guitar in part 9...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnD7Peszi7Q


Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Gulftastic on December 20, 2014, 05:46:24 PM
'Take It To The Limit' by The Eagles in 1977.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2zcg9GyR2k

Wonderful vocal performance.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on December 20, 2014, 06:02:58 PM
Stevie Nicks in one of her early Fleetwood Mac performances, gradually building to what Mick Fleetwood described as "an exorcism"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l59XNFsgw_w
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: newbridge on December 20, 2014, 06:11:02 PM
Queen - Somebody to Love (at Milton Keynes Bowl, 1982) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8L3TCXsyX4)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: The Plunger on December 20, 2014, 06:20:11 PM
Bit of a tangent, but those who prefer early Verve should check out Black Submarine who list Nick McCabe and Simon Jones amongst their lineup. Certainly a lot closer to the early guitar freakout style than latter-day Verve were. The lp is very good indeed.

Black Submarine - Black Submarine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bazOIqv74GI

Black Submarine - Heart First
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bq0W_P5WAQ

Anyway, to get back on track with the live part of the thread :

Johnny Marr - Getting Away With It
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9zU6WkBpIM

Saw him doing this live last year, and it was absolutely mesmerising.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: newbridge on December 20, 2014, 06:30:44 PM
Another classic: Isaac Hayes performing "Shaft" at Wattstax (introduced by Jesse Jackson) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gghsy_YKk8). Although really could include the whole movie.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Milverton on December 20, 2014, 06:46:01 PM
Aretha Franklin, Don't Play That Song live on the Cliff Richard Show in 1970.

http://youtu.be/2ZVUVNJwQKI

Leslie Gore singing You Don't Own Me. I think she was fifteen or sixteen when she sang this. Fuck off Fleur East.

http://youtu.be/JDUjeR01wnU

Next, and I'm not taking the piss, Slim Whitman and Indian Love Call.

http://youtu.be/0FhQxZnSqc0

Finally, Peak Smiths from Whistle Test in 1986.

http://youtu.be/k5CltsEN8DQ
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Sam on December 20, 2014, 06:47:58 PM
Bernstein going nuts with the imploding ending of Ravel's La Valse:

http://youtu.be/TK6gGWMnTZI

(Play it really loud)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: syntaxerror on December 20, 2014, 06:51:29 PM
4'33 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY7UK-6aaNA&spfreload=10)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Don_Preston on December 20, 2014, 06:52:40 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uMhfDPDjKU

Globe Unity Orchestra from 1970. Includes Brotzmann, Bennink, Bailey, Parker, von Schlippenbach among other greats. Absolutely ferocious.

Parp!
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Milverton on December 20, 2014, 06:57:04 PM
Brel, Ne Me Quitte Pas.

http://youtu.be/dSfc662vXZU
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Puce Moment on December 20, 2014, 07:01:52 PM
One of my favourite Morrissey songs given an upbeat spin thanks to his original Viva Hate era Polecats line-up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwJeBtjkjOU

Also note some truly half-arsed stage invasions.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: fit bird on December 20, 2014, 07:03:03 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ptrc2cWRxU
Prime Sly Stone absolutely killing it.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Milverton on December 20, 2014, 07:05:57 PM
Johnny Cash performs The Man In Black for the first time in public.

http://youtu.be/t51MHUENlAQ
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Puce Moment on December 20, 2014, 07:13:36 PM
Sonic Youth doing a rousing version of 'Silver Rocket' that makes Kevin Shields' 'holocaust' look a bit lacking in fun and spontaneity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3iaGDoyi6o
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Brundle-Fly on December 20, 2014, 10:01:25 PM
The John Wilson Orchestra's live take on an old Scott Bradley Tom & Jerry MGM score.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img673/622/XZ1MJ5.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYrUWfLlYI0

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Brundle-Fly on December 20, 2014, 11:07:56 PM
(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/3730/On4Gxs.jpg)

Old news, but this clip always has me in bits. Levi Stubbs' Tears, indeed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1May52b1RQ
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: newbridge on December 20, 2014, 11:19:30 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ptrc2cWRxU
Prime Sly Stone absolutely killing it.

Also this medley on the Ed Sullivan show.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-yLQPO_8E0)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: thraxx on December 20, 2014, 11:26:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ptrc2cWRxU
Prime Sly Stone absolutely killing it.

I had forgotten about that clip.  I don't think there is a better live performance than that!
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Don_Preston on December 20, 2014, 11:29:26 PM
Also this medley on the Ed Sullivan show.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-yLQPO_8E0)

Look at those squares in the audience.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Brundle-Fly on December 20, 2014, 11:33:57 PM
I posted this clip back in 2012, but although not musical, it is still a live performance that like the Levi Stubbs thing, destroys me every time I watch it.

Astonishing but, truly heartbreaking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdBJ1X33rXM
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Don_Preston on December 20, 2014, 11:45:29 PM
I had forgotten about that clip.  I don't think there is a better live performance than that!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq_FCDoSNvQ

A lip-synched TV performance matey in your avatar, but just very bizarre.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: thraxx on December 20, 2014, 11:56:37 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq_FCDoSNvQ

A lip-synched TV performance matey in your avatar, but just very bizarre.

Was going to post Jacques Dutronc, singing Les Cactus, but then remembered this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBA4vWQRBA0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBA4vWQRBA0)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Puce Moment on December 21, 2014, 01:14:06 AM
Fucking hell!

Wow.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on December 21, 2014, 01:22:39 AM
This brief clip of Odetta performing Waterboy shows up in No Direction Home, and it's one of the most - again - astonishing things I've ever seen. I'd love to know where this clip originates from, actually. Truly spellbinding.

http://youtu.be/xscVJAYL0wo
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on December 21, 2014, 01:31:52 AM
MAGMA: at the Bobino in 1981.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzwN5_mxscE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzwN5_mxscE)

TINA & IKE: 1971 - River Deep (check out the dance routine from 0.15!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhkIh4x4mmM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhkIh4x4mmM)

FOCUS: doing Hocus Pocus on US TV in 1973 (the audience go crazy at the end)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4ouPGGLI6Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4ouPGGLI6Q)

SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA: Swedish TV 1974… Interview, then performance begins circa 3.00 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFbx3-hl-dQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFbx3-hl-dQ)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: hummingofevil on December 21, 2014, 01:49:52 AM
In an attempt to produce something that not Bjork I'm Paris with Mark Bell or anything from the Atlantic Staxx norweigian tour you can have these (which are in the spirit of the initial post).

India doing Backfired. Fucking love that shit.

http://youtu.be/kV_QBLeS8Ak

And this is just another level. Etta doing Etta but cranked up to 11. Pissed. Pissed off. The fact it's got a slight cheesy 70s white boy backing band just somehow accentuates the genius of the lead performance. Best lyrics ever written sung in best performance ever. Probably my favourite 9 minutes of music ever.

http://youtu.be/uZt1xKtPbUQ
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Steven on December 21, 2014, 02:20:49 AM
Hendrix at Newport. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAstKKTX7Xs)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Gulftastic on December 21, 2014, 10:10:36 AM
Coolest bit of kids' tv ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1vE

Little Richard is a force of fucking nature:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzYJS3ksH_s

Sam & Dave and the cream of Stax musicians:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOLBUtbF8qM
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on December 21, 2014, 10:37:08 AM
Bit of a tangent, but those who prefer early Verve should check out Black Submarine who list Nick McCabe and Simon Jones amongst their lineup. Certainly a lot closer to the early guitar freakout style than latter-day Verve were. The lp is very good indeed.

Black Submarine - Black Submarine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bazOIqv74GI

Black Submarine - Heart First
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bq0W_P5WAQ

Anyway, to get back on track with the live part of the thread :

Johnny Marr - Getting Away With It
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9zU6WkBpIM

Saw him doing this live last year, and it was absolutely mesmerising.

The Black Submarine LP is pretty good agreed, the group seems to be the core of Verve without Ashcroft. Pretty sure Verve's drummer was down to play in Black Submarine but pulled out. (edit - here you go http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/nick-mccabe-sailing-calmer-waters-6662869)

Speaking of Marr, I thought this performance of How Soon Is Now is awesome, far better than Morrissey's live efforts. The guitars sound fantastic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIHOZOZYIHs
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Phil_A on December 21, 2014, 10:59:38 AM
Just been revisiting the Associates on youtube, and fucking hell, Billy MacKenzie was incredible. I think the guy could've covered any song and made it his own.

Here's a version of "Kites", originally by Simon Dupree & The Big Sound. Heartbreakingly poor quality but the strength of his performance cuts through it somehow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4gXrYHnbXA
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Fabian Thomsett on December 21, 2014, 12:22:39 PM
BLURT!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJKzEet41Dw
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: thraxx on December 21, 2014, 12:27:07 PM

Growing up in the 80s, I used to hate Billy Joel.  That all changed when I saw this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-CQk2U0LAE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-CQk2U0LAE)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: thraxx on December 21, 2014, 12:36:20 PM

Also, I've often what impact this performance had in Burnley and Wigan when it went out in 1965.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kGPhpvqtOc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kGPhpvqtOc)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: All Surrogate on December 21, 2014, 12:58:09 PM
Urgh! A Music War has some great performances.  A few:

Pere Ubu - Birdies (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPHo0eiMBpY)

Devo - Uncontrollable Urge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4Q35e0-fPQ)

Gang Of Four - He'd Send In The Army (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9NRfk7TG_s)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Don_Preston on December 21, 2014, 01:04:53 PM
No mention of Numan in his spaceship?
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: doppelkorn on December 21, 2014, 01:06:36 PM
I'm not sure if people will agree but I've always enjoyed the vitality of Run-D.M.C. on Graffiti Rock in 1984.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlYsZwewp0I

It helps that they're performing Sucker MCs which is possibly one of my favourite tracks ever.

I think we could do with a Run-D.M.C. thread on here one day.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Don_Preston on December 21, 2014, 04:48:25 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpWYXABtbq0

The Arkestra on Jazz Session, from 1972. Features drums and masks.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Spiteface on December 21, 2014, 11:01:35 PM
Moreso I would say that with Ashcroft dominating the reformed Verve McCabe(and indeed Jones) was side lined, stuff like The Rolling People predates there first spilt if I remember correctly although it would probably have been a lot better recorded back then without Ashcrofts vocals dominating.

Yeah, I stumbled across some radio sessions and things years ago, and amongst them were early versions of "The Rolling People" and "Come On" from 1995. A couple of songs on Urban Hymns came out of the band just jamming, which was then edited down and Dickie would sing something something over the top. Most of it started as an Ashcroft solo album though.

For all the faults of the Verve post-1995 though, I do like the live version of "Come On" that closed their Haigh Hall gig in 1998:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l8FBLcJfE4

What I like is that at times, Nick McCabe just makes whatever noises he bloody well wants. I used to have a video of a gig from the US tour they did after McCabe quit. Talk about a band that sounded utterly crippled.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: maett on December 21, 2014, 11:43:55 PM
At least one of these funky men is coming up on acid live in a television studio in 1969, and making a pretty good noise, too. The Parliaments morphing into Funkadelic before your eyes, I love the way it just disintegrates during the last 3 minutes, Eddie Hazel starts playing guitar with his teeth, Clinton rolls around on the floor while the audience members, coaxed out to dance with band, look for a way to extricate themselves. How the greatest clip on youtube has only 172,000 views is a travesty and a condemnation of humanity. I believe the drummer was shipped off to Vietnam within months, strange times. 

Skip to 3:03 if your short of time or impatient for magical shit to start happening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmmzbVM5BMw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmmzbVM5BMw)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Don_Preston on December 22, 2014, 12:37:41 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHhPmXqts3M

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, seemingly from Montreux 1972.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: non capisco on December 22, 2014, 12:56:15 AM
Amazing Funkadelic clip

That is jaw droppingly great. I love this thread.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: newbridge on December 22, 2014, 01:27:49 AM
Magic Sam (using Earl Hooker's guitar) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S5DGqCfk8o)

Otis Rush wearing a sweater (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy2tEP3I3DM)

Willie Dixon waiting for the Apocalypse (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga3E-70u4g0)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: studpuppet on December 22, 2014, 01:37:32 PM
On this clip, I still dreaming of being everybody in shot - Iggy, an audience member (seated!), the drummer, but particularly the bass player just to say I made that sound. Apparently after this show Iggy said, "The cameraman - he DANCED with me!":

Lust For Life - Iggy Pop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD5X5OGLySI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD5X5OGLySI)


You'll never want to hear this one played the 'slow' way again, and that electrical glottal stop on the organ notes:

Green Onions - Booker T & The MGs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3MWu6LhWQ8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3MWu6LhWQ8)


Love this because the studio's bare, but Bez is in full flow regardless:

Performance - Happy Mondays https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtpD5mOgyKo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtpD5mOgyKo)


Marriott with very little microphone technique, but makes up for it:

Tin Soldier - Small Faces https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uG0Zqo5zrg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uG0Zqo5zrg)


But for astonishing in another sense:

Hit The North - Frank Sidebottom's Supergroup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiduNJG-Ltk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiduNJG-Ltk)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: studpuppet on December 22, 2014, 01:40:44 PM
Oh - and this one must be up there somewhere:

Wish You Were Here at Live8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIOhYKd1CqA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIOhYKd1CqA)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: studpuppet on December 22, 2014, 01:50:29 PM
Oh, and this (you wouldn't get an audience this close on 'Later'...)

Whole Lotta Shakin' Going' On - Jerry Lee Lewis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5_sMIDfb4Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5_sMIDfb4Q)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: studpuppet on December 22, 2014, 01:55:36 PM
One more and I'll stop. You have to watch this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4c3W-XoNXM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4c3W-XoNXM)

...in conjunction with reading this:

http://gawker.com/5981614/dennis-weve-been-crying-too-much-dr-hook-and-the-untold-story-of-the-best-rock-movie-ever-made (http://gawker.com/5981614/dennis-weve-been-crying-too-much-dr-hook-and-the-untold-story-of-the-best-rock-movie-ever-made)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DrunkCountry on December 22, 2014, 02:07:05 PM
This has always made me grin like a fucker.

Talking Heads - Psycho Killer (Old Grey Whistle Test 1978)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-l0uuQ07LA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-l0uuQ07LA)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: studpuppet on December 22, 2014, 02:17:36 PM
This has always made me grin like a fucker.

Ahh - you reminded me of this off the same DVD:

Stir It Up - The Wailers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf8GjhXvOjU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf8GjhXvOjU)

All the more astonishing as it was sandwiched in between dates in Peckham and Hatfield...
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Blinder Data on December 22, 2014, 02:55:11 PM
Fucking great suggestions in here.

Here's Janelle Monae on Letterman. I sent this clip to Graham Linehan on Twitter whose famous friends subsequently shared it around, so in my view her blossoming popularity in UK was partly down to my good taste. The band are stars themselves and everyone's on top form. I think she fairly deserves the James Brown cloak by the song's end: http://youtu.be/rzZnao2fbRQ
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Don_Preston on December 22, 2014, 04:09:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BynKe8BjIxk#t=1741

The name of this song, folks, is Dupree's Paradise.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Levi on December 23, 2014, 04:36:27 PM

The Make Up - Live In The Rhythm Hive

I love the initial bafflement of the French TV audience which swiftly turns into a joyous call and response section. And for the rather odd lyric 'I'm going to put you on the special couch.'

Cool as.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDP4cWwv0Go

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: soraya on December 23, 2014, 04:45:18 PM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qv5pagal-ls
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: ThickAndCreamy on December 23, 2014, 04:48:34 PM
The Cramps performing live at Napa State Mental Hospital. It's just as inspired and chaotic as you would imagine it to be. Absolutely brilliant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fat2rswNJ1k

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Gulftastic on December 23, 2014, 08:12:31 PM
Beasties on Letterman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ2ZHkBzmHQ
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: QDRPHNC on December 23, 2014, 09:31:39 PM
White Stripes, Let's Shake Hands, the first track from their Under Great White Northern Lights film. I liked them before I saw this, loved them after.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z86tLeodosg
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: The Boston Crab on December 23, 2014, 09:50:55 PM
At least one of these funky men is coming up on acid live in a television studio in 1969, and making a pretty good noise, too. The Parliaments morphing into Funkadelic before your eyes, I love the way it just disintegrates during the last 3 minutes, Eddie Hazel starts playing guitar with his teeth, Clinton rolls around on the floor while the audience members, coaxed out to dance with band, look for a way to extricate themselves. How the greatest clip on youtube has only 172,000 views is a travesty and a condemnation of humanity. I believe the drummer was shipped off to Vietnam within months, strange times. 

Skip to 3:03 if your short of time or impatient for magical shit to start happening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmmzbVM5BMw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmmzbVM5BMw)

Absolutely unreal. Unreal. Thank God we're alive.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Noodle Lizard on December 24, 2014, 01:35:52 AM
There are too many to name and I wouldn't want to clog the thread with my nonsense, so I'll just nominate this recent in-studio performance by Dir en grey of a song off their new album.  The vocals in particular are astonishingly competent for some really tricky lines:  http://youtu.be/OpcYnVEMZyc
Also this is one of their more emotive live performances I've seen:  http://youtu.be/XU0xIuPXu9g

So while we're doing some rock'n'roll ...

This one from Faith No More playing Evidence at a festival, where Mike Patton enters the crowd and tries to get them to sing it in Dutch:  http://youtu.be/hHR9FZE2pbc (to be honest, almost any Mike Patton performance is worth watching)

This entire concert from Melvins:  http://youtu.be/rFgzPojlwIE

And for a softer one, I suppose this counts as live - Danny Cavanagh & Anneke Van Giersbergen:  http://youtu.be/bFKmS_t4qck
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: thraxx on January 01, 2015, 12:05:29 AM
I love this Journey performance.  I always forget what a brilliant frontman Steve Perry was.  Also, there's something about Neil Schon and his playing style that a find quite objectionable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW_SnrMeZEk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW_SnrMeZEk)

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: ThickAndCreamy on February 04, 2015, 02:22:39 PM
Devo, performing as their Christian fundamentalist alter egos Dove, The Band of Love.

http://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,45726.0.html

Praise the lord!
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DrGreggles on February 05, 2015, 09:08:33 AM
After another lacklustre Superbowl half-time show at the weekend, I was going to post a link to Prince in 2007.
Not on YouTube though, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: greenman on February 05, 2015, 10:08:54 AM
Ahh - you reminded me of this off the same DVD:

Stir It Up - The Wailers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf8GjhXvOjU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf8GjhXvOjU)

All the more astonishing as it was sandwiched in between dates in Peckham and Hatfield...

Best performance from that DVD for me is Beefheart...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq6fCOGyVJg

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: great_badir on February 05, 2015, 01:13:44 PM
Otis Rush wearing a sweater (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy2tEP3I3DM)

Best Rush[NB]Otis[/NB] footage ever.


Here's an interesting one - a not-at-all famous American guitar teacher called Peter Green[NB]Not that one, and no relation[/NB] not only doing a masterful cover of Jorma Kaukonen's Embryonic Journey, but also playing it far better than Jorma himself ever did live - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlPzwYZBAUU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlPzwYZBAUU)

The Mahavishnu Orchestra (mark 1) at the peak of their powers playing Hope in 1973 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIbGxhCoe5c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIbGxhCoe5c)

More Focus on OGWT, a rare in-tune performance of Sylvia (segueing into Hocus Pocus Reprise) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v7LzOeTkfM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v7LzOeTkfM)

Bill Withers at the Zaire festival in 1974 doing Hope She'll Be Happier.  Not the full song, and not as good as the definitive version on the Carnegie Hall album, but the man bares his soul nonetheless - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYog2KV_yOU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYog2KV_yOU)

Johnny Winter doing Mean Town Blues at Woodstock, featuring a 12 string slide solo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJSEZeNrKNM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJSEZeNrKNM)

Genesis doing The Cinema Show in 1976 (skip to 1.31 to get past the pointless silent film footage) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJSEZeNrKNM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJSEZeNrKNM)

Despite being at the shit-end of their career, Gentle Giant doing an amazing On Reflection in 1978 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6WSLG5r-wE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6WSLG5r-wE)

And Fleetwood Mac doing Oh Well live at the Beeb - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8RhZDGLEXM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8RhZDGLEXM)

Oh, and how dare I forget Little Feat on OGWT in 1975 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9QxFWnUMCI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9QxFWnUMCI)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: maett on February 05, 2015, 02:37:36 PM
I've been enjoying some live MC5 footage for the last few months, wish there were more of it around.

1970 Looking at You nice shapes by Wayne Kramer at 3:40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfDoUIh23Wg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfDoUIh23Wg)

from the same affair Kick out the Jams though they do tend to speed through it for some reason I couldn't possibly fathom. Still kicks some fucking arse though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo35O1AJOfg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo35O1AJOfg)

There's a bloke watching on stage possibly performing some of the first air guitar every filmed, but I think Joe Cocker may have the nod.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: greenman on February 05, 2015, 02:46:51 PM
Probably a love or hate performance for most but this version of NO Quarter by Led Zeppelin from 1975 is definitely the former for me..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS_lZPSwynM

Fairly standard for the first few mins but the Jazz/classic fusion stuff from 4:30 is pretty great IMHO, John Paul Jones sounds like he'd been listening to some Keith Jarrett.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Heid The Baw on February 05, 2015, 03:49:55 PM
I must have watched this a hundred times and still never tire of it.  It's magical.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEGvzjmUs8Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEGvzjmUs8Y)

Thanks for this. I'd forgotten how lovely this tune is.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on February 05, 2015, 04:24:09 PM
Nick Cave's amazing performance of Stagger Lee on The White Room

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBqePmf2TkE
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Special K on February 05, 2015, 05:39:24 PM
Devo, performing as their Christian fundamentalist alter egos Dove, The Band of Love.

http://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,45726.0.html

Praise the lord!

The link is a link to this thread?
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: popcorn on February 05, 2015, 06:12:08 PM
A live performance in a warehouse with cool lighting, ending with a surprise dance that I think is so spectacular I regularly open up the video just to watch it over and over again (sorry for spoiling the surprise dance): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INcUV8ygIjo

I don't know why these guys aren't huge, I really don't.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: great_badir on February 06, 2015, 12:02:01 AM
Wrong link to Genesis in my post above. 

Here's the proper one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhvq0XZGOSE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhvq0XZGOSE)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Don_Preston on February 06, 2015, 11:25:27 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5iIIXJ4EYQ

Fat Worm Of Error. Features masks and things.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: greenman on February 06, 2015, 12:25:23 PM
Can doing Dizzy Dizzy in 1977....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOfWKzMgeac

I actually find there late live stuff more interesting just because it captures something that was never really there on record in that era when they switched to using multitracking. It achieved the impossible as well and got a mid 70's west german student tapping his foot slightly.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Wiggy on February 06, 2015, 02:56:36 PM
Seems appropriate to post this on what would have been his 70th birthday.

Bob Marley bringing together Michael Manley and Edward Seaga, leaders of the opposing political parties in Jamaica, on stage at the One Love Peace concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJHD0dYX5pw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJHD0dYX5pw)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: the science eel on February 08, 2015, 10:26:58 AM
A later incarnation of The Fall, tight as fuck, with MES atypically working WITH the band, rather than just shouting out random shit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpPQqOblIys


14 minutes of a chubby-looking Beefheart weaving his magic on German TV in 1972:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpHgG4jILa0


Marva Whitney (with JB bobbing around in the shadows) slaying them with 'Things Got To Get Better':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpJpiwvlQzs


The fucking glorious Kinks pulling out all the stops for a wonderful version of 'Village Green Preservation Society':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3nvJ2hmaUI


Magazine in 2009 sounding meatier and riffier than ever with a killer 'Shot By Both Sides':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDWOegU5rps


NY Dolls - really LIVE! - making you want to stand up and salute 'em:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL6zaPy6kdI


and Ferry giving it his all on a beautiful 'Mother of Pearl' with Roxy in 1974:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwT_SbBtX8U

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Quote on February 08, 2015, 09:39:12 PM
Talking Heads New York gig from the 1980 'Remain in Light' tour:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-_PC6TlIhs

I know they've been mentioned before in this thread, apologies if this has been posted already (haven't checked every link yet).
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Old Thrashbarg on February 08, 2015, 10:58:22 PM
I do love going through OGWT videos; a seemingly never ending supply of excellent performances. And I also love BBC Four for showing them and other old BBC sessions so often.

This recording (http://youtu.be/LPSnD8fQT_0) of Pretty Persuasion by R.E.M. is one I've recently re-heard and the slightly increased tempo and echoiness really do add to the song.

And Nils Lofgren tearing through Keith Don't Go (http://youtu.be/lJ5-_qNNibI). Just brilliant.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Puce Moment on February 08, 2015, 11:20:46 PM
NY Dolls - really LIVE! - making you want to stand up and salute 'em:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL6zaPy6kdI

That footage has one of my favourite stop-start moments in all of music, at 1:55mins.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: greenman on February 09, 2015, 09:55:32 AM
Talking Heads Crosseyed and Painless from Rome 1980...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g8lFmsCXhg
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on February 09, 2015, 10:08:43 AM
An already brilliant performance of The Glory of Man by Minutemen made even better by the bloke sitting on the amplifier at 00.51.

http://youtu.be/AbBeomD20n4
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on February 09, 2015, 10:54:54 AM
An already brilliant performance of The Glory of Man by Minutemen made even better by the bloke sitting on the amplifier at 00.51.

http://youtu.be/AbBeomD20n4

Wow, fantastic! :-) Didn't know they had a stand-in drummer, too.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on February 09, 2015, 01:48:16 PM
I'm sure a bunch of folk have seen this already, but this footage of Dylan doing Visions of Johannna from Eat  the Document and No Direction Home is just fucking awe-inspiring. http://youtu.be/IbB9O6fUdKs
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Dirty Boy on February 09, 2015, 02:10:56 PM
I think i've posted this before: Fugazi - Glue Man (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P4KcNmaR0Y).
The highlight of the Instrument documentary. Go Guy, go!
An already brilliant performance of The Glory of Man by Minutemen made even better by the bloke sitting on the amplifier at 00.51.

http://youtu.be/AbBeomD20n4
Heh, the rest of that audience look bored senseless. It's always great to see D Boon do his D Boon dance.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on February 09, 2015, 03:42:33 PM
Dead Kennedys performing Riot in 1984. Fucking incredible. http://youtu.be/-XLIJ4HXSek
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Crabwalk on February 09, 2015, 04:09:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ptrc2cWRxU
Prime Sly Stone absolutely killing it.

I think this Dick Cavett appearance from '71 is even better. A seven minute version of 'I Want to Take You Higher' that has an incredible finale. No skipping.

http://youtu.be/Ph09WTbt1bU (http://youtu.be/Ph09WTbt1bU)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Bobby Treetops on February 09, 2015, 10:35:22 PM
Rashaan Roland Kirk - Say A Little Prayer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_avUwlyW6I

This man has some fucking lungs on him, and I want some of whatever the bloke on the tambourines is on.

Frantic.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Noodle Lizard on February 18, 2015, 08:02:31 AM
Dir en grey - Umbrella (live 2014)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn9YsliXqQU [nb]this is the shortened version they uploaded themselves as a promo, the longer version is on YouTube but in bad quality[/nb]

This maybe only makes sense in context.  Basically, Dir en grey is a band which started out as a more or less typical J-Rock act and have since progressed to become one of the most esoteric and instantly-recognisable progressive metal acts in the world.  They're known for being super morbid, dark, angry and all that jazz.  And yet, towards the end of one of their recent big shows at the Budokan, they brought out this goofy number (ostensibly about eating frozen food and fancying girls on TV) from their first album and seem to be having a fucking blast playing it.  The audience, many of whom probably followed them from that first album over 15 years ago, are ecstatic.

I know nobody will really care but I love this performance so much.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Puce Moment on February 18, 2015, 06:14:45 PM
Dead Kennedys performing Riot in 1984. Fucking incredible. http://youtu.be/-XLIJ4HXSek

I'll say one thing for American hardcore punk audiences of the 1980s - they certainly knew how to enjoy themselves. It 's like watching Minor Threat gigs - the crowds go nuts.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Crabwalk on February 19, 2015, 09:06:20 PM
Dexys Midnight Runners (Mk III) perform a 9-minute, half-speed, Celtic Soul version of 'There There My Dear' on The Tube:

http://youtu.be/6SQ1lHZP0es (http://youtu.be/6SQ1lHZP0es)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Spiteface on February 19, 2015, 09:25:13 PM
The Ramones live on Don Kirshner's Rock concert, 1977 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Gb_ajwdvo)

Just over 20 minutes of prime Ramones. I wish the whole thing of this was on that It's Alive 1974-1996 DVD they released years ago. It's still an awesome collection of live footage, though.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on February 20, 2015, 03:04:47 AM
Father John Misty doin Bored in the USA on Letterman

I want to shag him somethin fierce.

http://youtu.be/hIFrG_6fySg
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Sam on February 20, 2015, 09:57:43 AM
His transformation from miserablist singer to cool dude has been a massive boost for his profile. As much as I love his new direction, I still prefer his J Tillman stuff, Vacilando Territory Blues being the best thing he's done.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Foggy Buntwhistle on February 20, 2015, 01:47:43 PM
The Alan Lomax Archive channel on youtube has some absolute gold on. Couple of my faves.

Canray Fontenot - Barres De La Prison, nice Cajun/Lousiana style violin stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as6mxuMNTZ4


R.L. Burnside having a boogie with his family, just lovely footage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0TLP_DCB3I

Boyd Rivers and his wife Ruth May Rivers - Come Out The Wilderness. Actual music starts at around 2:00 but the little bit of chat beforehand is charming as fuck and well worth a watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhF2Vl8Vts0

Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Bongo Beep. New Orleans Mardi Grais funk band in a little bar. Just everything about it is fucking fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jYB2bn74hc

Apologies for spamming links.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Bobby Treetops on February 21, 2015, 06:28:59 PM
The Alan Lomax Archive channel on youtube has some absolute gold on. Couple of my faves.

Canray Fontenot - Barres De La Prison, nice Cajun/Lousiana style violin stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as6mxuMNTZ4


R.L. Burnside having a boogie with his family, just lovely footage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0TLP_DCB3I

Boyd Rivers and his wife Ruth May Rivers - Come Out The Wilderness. Actual music starts at around 2:00 but the little bit of chat beforehand is charming as fuck and well worth a watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhF2Vl8Vts0

Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Bongo Beep. New Orleans Mardi Grais funk band in a little bar. Just everything about it is fucking fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jYB2bn74hc

Apologies for spamming links.

Fucking hell, what a find, that's my still hungover Saturday evening sorted.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: mobias on February 21, 2015, 06:38:10 PM
Hall and Oats back in the day were amazing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l56Hdjx0ckg
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Bobby Treetops on February 21, 2015, 06:39:40 PM
I know this has already featured on a different thread on here in the past but any excuse to watch this again.

Jon Spencer going a bit mental on Italian TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA-ryAI0oQM
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Foggy Buntwhistle on February 21, 2015, 09:09:58 PM
Fucking hell, what a find, that's my still hungover Saturday evening sorted.

Yeah that whole channel is just full of absolutely amazing recordings. Most of it with hardly any views either. Tis a little treasure.

On another note.

Live performance by Bembeya Jazz National (who are fucking amazing if you're at all into African jazz/funk type stuff). The whole thing is just wonderful on all sorts of levels, the singing, the dancing, the solos. just pure fucking joy. Gets especially good about 5:15.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ganwirqaDc

Sobanza Mimanisa. Fucking mental electrified thumb piano 3 string guitar Congolese "trance" music out of Kinshasa. Just...great really. Off one of the Congotronics comps on crammed discs which are well worth a listen if you like this kind of stuff. Also the dancers :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJFpYV-Aw9Y
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Bhazor on February 22, 2015, 07:41:55 PM
Bjork - All is Full of Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvoEZXop4zM

2:31 is the reason why she says she needs a couple days to rest her voice between concerts.

Polyphonic Spree - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1jFIORBz_w

Not sure if really live (audio goes out of synch at 2:00) but still Polyphonic are always a fun spectacle
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on February 23, 2015, 08:37:34 AM
His transformation from miserablist singer to cool dude has been a massive boost for his profile. As much as I love his new direction, I still prefer his J Tillman stuff, Vacilando Territory Blues being the best thing he's done.

I always liked the J Tillman stuff, but it always felt a bit... I dunno. Superficial, maybe. Lyrically, anyway. That new FJM album I think is breathtakingly good - some hacky observations about folk using "literally" wrong aside. In any case, he's brilliant. 

On topic, here's a blinding performance of Red Clay Halo by Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. The bit where he brings the capo out his pocket and slaps it on without missing a beat at around 01:51 always has me cheering at the screen with the mouths of ten possessed men.

http://youtu.be/i7knB3VtAqY
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: goliath on February 24, 2015, 05:43:43 PM
Derek Trucks solos. 30 minutes of soulful slide genius.

Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBbRrvJt8G8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBbRrvJt8G8)

Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OdbHItuADY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OdbHItuADY)

Part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZouuOFKrUA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZouuOFKrUA)

Part 4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp4p-jHRYoU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp4p-jHRYoU)

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Noodle Lizard on February 25, 2015, 05:16:33 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UkctuGlOug

Michael Gira giving an acoustic performance (in a toilet, for some reason), playing one Angels Of Light song (Promise of Water) and one Swans (God Damn The Sun).  He's really hard to beat when it comes to making the most of the most minimal instrumentation/technicality/settings etc.  His acoustic performance in some tiny shit club in Rome was just as imposing as the entire Swans band with all their volume.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Blinder Data on March 03, 2015, 10:22:49 PM
This is an astonishing performance, considering the source material isn't the finest.

Tom Jones dancing like a demon, kissing women in the crowd, having every single person watching it (me included) frothing at the gash.

The squeals at his gyrations, wowzer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UxU8s7Au0A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UxU8s7Au0A)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: the psyche intangible on March 03, 2015, 11:10:41 PM
The Fall live on the bbciplayer. Some 6music thing. Someone post a link.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: jobotic on March 04, 2015, 12:17:21 AM


Sobanza Mimanisa. Fucking mental electrified thumb piano 3 string guitar Congolese "trance" music out of Kinshasa. Just...great really. Off one of the Congotronics comps on crammed discs which are well worth a listen if you like this kind of stuff. Also the dancers :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJFpYV-Aw9Y

fantastic. Thank you.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on April 01, 2015, 12:47:05 PM
An insufferably beautiful performance of "This Is A Rebel Song" by Sinéad O'Connor. I would marry her off twitter if she'd ask but she never does. She just never does.

https://youtu.be/wbre5Fs9m8I

While we're at it, "Never Get Old" from 1988. Fucking hell. That Almost-Jane's Addiction bit at 03:08... all the piss that's it me spills every direction.

https://youtu.be/7JyvldeC6Co?t=3m5s
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on April 01, 2015, 01:41:25 PM
Steve Earle performing Fort Worth Blues at the Townes Van Zandt tribute concert. Nanci Griffith with the eyes running out of her. Earle can't get through the song quick enough.

Just heartbreaking.

https://youtu.be/p4WOys7sWvU
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Even Number on April 06, 2015, 09:55:39 PM
Nick Cave doing what he does.

https://youtu.be/8RrS7P6UTKA
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: studpuppet on April 07, 2015, 08:21:12 AM
You've reminded me of Stagger Lee at Glastonbury:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjIfrhSQ8Pk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjIfrhSQ8Pk)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Jimmy the Harp on April 07, 2015, 04:46:00 PM
Ah, Nick. I'm seeing him twice in a few weeks so have spent far too much of my time lately watching live videos of him. I absolutely love this performance of Oh My Lord:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHQenMxH3LE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHQenMxH3LE)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: TheMonk on April 08, 2015, 08:13:41 AM
For anyone who likes old Cat Stevens tunes, there's a lot to enjoy in this performance last month:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qWfCVjDMbE0
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Dannyhood91 on April 15, 2015, 07:40:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_PfwVNmckc

This is absolutely haunting. Sad, funny and captivating. Easily my favourite live performance of a song on YouTube (although a lot on this thread have come close).
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: pupshaw on April 17, 2015, 04:54:42 PM
Don't think this one's been done yet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8JC3Ey12xs

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on April 17, 2015, 05:50:07 PM
Dead Kennedys spluttering their mime on Belgian TV. https://youtu.be/LApEdB_tPdw
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Armin Meiwes on April 17, 2015, 06:08:47 PM
Any Bonnie Prince Billy fans in the house? Really love this vid of him playing in coney island.

http://youtu.be/B_FafCJbyWE
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on April 17, 2015, 06:19:02 PM
Beautiful Kanye doin New Slaves on Jools Holland. Fuckin amazing. https://youtu.be/3DR16DHB4hs
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: bigfatheart on April 17, 2015, 09:00:47 PM
A few punk ones:

Bad Brains - Pay to Cum (https://youtu.be/thnb3UlH2zE) - check out H.R. dodging a bottle or glass or something while barely missing a beat at about 0:13.

Hüsker Dü Live in London (https://youtu.be/JACcijtEayU) - filmed for Channel 4, I believe, around the time New Day Rising came out. It's a blistering set.

Snuff - Keep the Beat (https://youtu.be/XEwbJz1At10) - just a reminder of what a special band the original line-up of Snuff were (not that their later stuff's duff, but there's some magic here). Not an ounce of fat on their music, and such a pronounced soul influence.

Fear - I Love Livin' in the City (https://youtu.be/jYye59dstRY) - or any of their performances from the Decline of Western Civilsation, really.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Noodle Lizard on April 18, 2015, 09:14:19 AM
Nick Cave doing what he does.

https://youtu.be/8RrS7P6UTKA

If we're doing Nick Cave, this performance of Red Right Hand at some awards ceremony (introduced by Russell Crowe, no less) is brilliant.  I think it's the only live version I've seen where Cave plays the piano for it.  3:20 onwards especially is yes.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Puce Moment on April 19, 2015, 06:22:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD8wj0uUgfM

A weird reverby live version of Corporeal by Broadcast. With Trish throwing in samples.

:sigh:
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Hank Venture on April 25, 2015, 11:46:46 PM
There's this Norwegian band called Kaizers Orchestra that I'm convinced would be absolutely huge if they sang in English and were from the UK or USA. They play rock influenced with elements of punk and traditional gypsy music, without it turning into an annoying novelty a la Gogol Bordello.

Anyway, they're an absolutely phenomenal liveband: https://youtu.be/xiozMUVZWRU?t=1986
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Mijkediablo on April 26, 2015, 12:20:18 AM
I know this has already featured on a different thread on here in the past but any excuse to watch this again.

Jon Spencer going a bit mental on Italian TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA-ryAI0oQM

That was crazy, Blues Explosion are such a great live band. O/T, but has anyone heard any of Russell Simins' solo stuff? I'm Not A Model is ace.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Noodle Lizard on April 26, 2015, 11:23:17 AM
Without meaning to sound too much like a fawning fanboy, if you haven't seen Mike Patton's Mondo Cane show at the Amsterdam Paradiso, you are missing out.  It's 60s Italian pop music with a full orchestra, but far better than that sounds:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRjKlZiGHQI

Highlights are Che Notte!, Urlo Negro, Deep Deep Down and Legata ad un Granello di Sabbia ... but since nobody's posted a setlist there, you'll just have to watch the whole fucking thing.  They all happen fairly early on anyway.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: gilbertharding on April 29, 2015, 05:50:04 PM
This: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFnkSCdpdmg is The Motor City 5, playing in some kind of tv studio.

Hootenanny!!
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: non capisco on April 29, 2015, 11:52:00 PM
Without meaning to sound too much like a fawning fanboy, if you haven't seen Mike Patton's Mondo Cane show at the Amsterdam Paradiso, you are missing out.  It's 60s Italian pop music with a full orchestra, but far better than that sounds:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRjKlZiGHQI

Highlights are Che Notte!, Urlo Negro, Deep Deep Down and Legata ad un Granello di Sabbia ... but since nobody's posted a setlist there, you'll just have to watch the whole fucking thing.  They all happen fairly early on anyway.

Bloody love this. Inspirational.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Even Number on May 09, 2015, 08:43:51 PM
Steve Wynn live in a bike shop,

https://youtu.be/MKMxflK_dok
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: MuteBanana on May 09, 2015, 10:53:29 PM
Skin from Skunk Anansie & Pavarotti.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxngWOmTYE0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxngWOmTYE0)

Connie Talbot being great casually in the hallway.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnxGKDrl5cc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnxGKDrl5cc)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: the science eel on May 10, 2015, 07:56:50 AM
Skin from Skunk Anansie & Pavarotti.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxngWOmTYE0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxngWOmTYE0)


FUCK-ing hell
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Dannyhood91 on June 10, 2015, 11:32:41 AM
Here's one I've always loved.
I actually have her first album which is a live album and it's convinced me that I need to go see her before me or her pop our clogs.

Erykah Badu - Next Lifetime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H30lTFmW8a4

Prince, James Brown & MJ doesn't really need explaining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy9L4ft7EGk

And some supreme moshing from them there Beastie Boys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6xsKsJqVyg
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Jamie Oliver is fat on June 10, 2015, 06:06:29 PM
Someone originally posted this here, but I don't think it was in this thread

Fugazi - Waiting Room

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGJFWirQ3ks

I also really like this one, from Amoeba record store, mainly for Kevin Spacey on drums, and Trendy Dad in the background of the guitar solo remembering happier times

Meat Puppets - Oh Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTALWD2ww4o

The Meat Puppet brothers look like they'd be the coolest guys to hang out with

Also, Foo Fighters - Exhausted from Tibetan freedom festival. I assume Lisa Simpson was there

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huxaGlDYPP8

In the brief window after Nirvana when the Foo Fighters were listenable
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Dr Rock on June 10, 2015, 06:16:00 PM
PIL on American Bandstand. Has to be seen to be believed.
https://youtu.be/hZLhqTzjpUM

And PJ Harvey on The White Room
https://youtu.be/Xzph4bH_2WY
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: mr grole on June 11, 2015, 08:05:16 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJVSYbs-8vY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJVSYbs-8vY) Big Black - Pigeon Kill (from the Pigpile video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gtK_4gyf0M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gtK_4gyf0M) Nomeansno - Two lips, two lungs, one tongue/Rags and bones (from the footage of the Live and Cuddly album)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrtjTe9ktaE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrtjTe9ktaE) Nomeansno - Everyday I start to ooze (Dortmund 1991)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9cWWW96L8U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9cWWW96L8U) Nomeansno - Sex Mad (15 March 2001 Los Angeles)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGFWcQjF65w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGFWcQjF65w)   Nomeansno - Small part isolated and destroyed (Germany 1989 - A bit of a cheat since it is edited together footage from a couple of gigs, but it's amazing so you should watch it anyway)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcIFoK993VM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcIFoK993VM)   Pigment Vehicle - Sleep
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqdgbggnHHg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqdgbggnHHg)  Pigment Vehicle - I'm an Alligator (Cheers to Nev for alerting me to this band and their live videos)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: QDRPHNC on June 11, 2015, 09:24:02 PM
White Stripes doing White Moon from Under Great White Northern Lights... Meg starts crying, Jack almost breaks... and the body language at the end. Christ.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQXWgabuLKE
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on June 12, 2015, 02:02:03 AM
Guy Clark doin' "Country Mornin' Music" in an outtake from Heartworn Highways. Imagine being in this house, at this time. Fuckin Jesus Christ. Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt... Fuck me. Pished, the lot of them.

https://youtu.be/h4V4_LIxqNE

And Young Steve Earle doin "Mercenary Song" at the same pished up session, years before he recorded it. Years before he recorded anything that anyone ever heard.

https://youtu.be/WHE1dM4hYCw




Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Bobby Treetops on June 13, 2015, 12:39:05 PM
I pondered putting this in the Richard Dawson thread as it's reminiscent of his some of his work, especially 'Poor Old House'.

Jake Thackray 'Molly Metcalfe'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiXINuf5nbI

A rather beautiful and chilling tale of his dead Great Aunt, rotting away with her herd of sheep. I'm also fascinated with the dialogue of used by shepherds to count their sheep, a language that I suspect has now dead.

Here are the regional variation of Yan tan tehera

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yan_tan_tethera

I do want to learn this for no other reason than to keep it alive, but there aren't many sheep to count in North London. Still who can forget that 'Bumfitt' generally means 15.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: buzby on June 15, 2015, 12:47:22 AM
Sia performing a stripped-down acoustic version  of 'Titanium' at the TREVOR Live benefit concert in 2013:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbGfFEmTYkU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbGfFEmTYkU)
Such power and emotion in her voice. It has a totally different feel to Guetta's 'party anthem' version.

This was one of her first live performances after retiring in 2011 due to health problems (and an attempted overdose) after the tour for the 'We Are Born' album. She moved on to writing for other artists, and Guetta sent her this track which she completed by adding the lyrics and vocal melody. He ended up releasing it using Sia's guide vocal without her permission (which she wasn't too pleased about).
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: non capisco on June 17, 2015, 11:59:08 PM
Otis Redding at Monterey, man. Jesus fuck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=51&v=ByramCRD8E0

'I've Been Loving You Too Long'. The voice on that man. That end section where he's just singing "I loove you, I loove you, good God almighty, I loooove you". Listen to his voice. Love is poison and love is joy. Otis evidently knew. Chills.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: great_badir on June 18, 2015, 12:54:06 AM
Mention of Garth Hudson in the least fave members of your fave band thread reminded me of this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11Y987Uf1wY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11Y987Uf1wY)

Absolutely mind blowing stuff.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Milverton on June 18, 2015, 08:28:32 PM
Any Bonnie Prince Billy fans in the house? Really love this vid of him playing in coney island.

http://youtu.be/B_FafCJbyWE

Lots I would imagine. This is great...

http://youtu.be/St7uDJG0vSc

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Milverton on June 18, 2015, 08:34:05 PM
I pondered putting this in the Richard Dawson thread as it's reminiscent of his some of his work, especially 'Poor Old House'.

Jake Thackray 'Molly Metcalfe'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiXINuf5nbI

A rather beautiful and chilling tale of his dead Great Aunt, rotting away with her herd of sheep. I'm also fascinated with the dialogue of used by shepherds to count their sheep, a language that I suspect has now dead.

Here's another great Thackray moment. The Remembrance.

http://youtu.be/361JhdTGznI
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: lazarou on June 19, 2015, 04:03:07 AM
Probably won't go over well here because K-Pop but fuck it, post.

Then-rookie group Mamamoo enters "Immortal Song 2" as an unknown quantity and blows the assembled crowd of old biddies away with an arrangement that pulls about three songs worth of material out of a cover of a cheesy old Korean folk song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5TFq8t-q1A

Seeing my pet underdog group just completely killing it like that always has me beaming. Yeah it's some cornball TV show but I love it. The moment where it kicks in feels like the sound of four girls with everything to prove just fucking going for it.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Dannyhood91 on July 03, 2015, 07:09:07 PM
I'm not prepared to let this thread die because it's been a source of joy for me. Good going guys and gals.

Some of you may have seen this already. Homeless Mustard singing Radioheads Creep and I reckon he out do's the original if I'm perfectly honest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXlzci1rKNM

Here's one from a band I'm not entirely arsed about, Arcade Fire. I have no dislike for them but they've never really resonated with me. This little number really wows me though
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBTTd0gfkn0

This is Frank Zappa. That speaks for itself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmcYTShN4Fk

Post your own folks. Keep this going.

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Dirty Boy on July 03, 2015, 07:30:04 PM
Robert Wyatt doing Sea Song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMIUkzmYXZM) gives me Serious Chills. Actually that whole BBC documentary is wonderful.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Dannyhood91 on July 03, 2015, 07:45:28 PM
"Your madness fits in nicely with my own." Sterling stuff.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Dannyhood91 on July 03, 2015, 07:50:47 PM
Fatboy Slim being miles better than when I saw him, the bastard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wx6tLwueTA
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: bigfatheart on July 03, 2015, 08:20:39 PM
Oxbow - Sunday (https://youtu.be/XewiihOF_6c)

Hypnotic, intense stuff from 'the fun Swans' as a friend once referred to them. Well, it's hypnotic up to the point where the uploaders inexplicably bleep the word 'fucking', for all the small children who've made it eight and a half minutes into an Oxbow video.

Anyway, OXBOW.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: buzby on July 05, 2015, 12:44:16 AM
I'm not sure if this should go in here or the 'terrible live performances' thread, but it's certainly 'astonishing'.

New Order's set from the Radio 1/BBC2 simulcast 'Rock Around The Clock' event on August Bank Holiday, 1984:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC211A0160F79EC4C (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC211A0160F79EC4C)

Something  is clearly wrong with Bernard from the start (and it's not just the shorts). He's already snarling the lyrics for 'Sooner Than You Think', and then gets progressively more pissed off during the rest of the set - he starts the guitar part of 'Age Of Consent' in totally the wrong key, shouts the vocals, rips the pop shield off the mic and then starts hammering away at his guitar.

Then we get to 'Blue Monday' where his vocals are all over the place and we get some improvised lyrics (and a tea-time BBC2 F-bomb) about not being able to hear or stay in tune with the rest of the band. Next, is 'In  A Lonely Place', where he keeps sarcastically telling Steve to speed it up, before finishing with 'Temptation' where he's having an argument with the sound man, presumably about the mix in his headphones as he eventually rips them off and starts pounding at his guitar again.

Apparently the story was that they were in Cornwall the night before and got stuck in Bank Holiday traffic getting to London and so didn't get a chance to set up properly or do a soundcheck. The problem with the mix in Bernard's headphones was presumably there throughout the set (hence the new words in 'Blue Monday'), but he seems to have got out of bed the wrong side that afternoon to start with. He suffers from stage fright and needed to get pissed to go on stage, so maybe the added pressure of the cameras for a national live broadcast pushed him over the edge. Whatever the reason, the aggression certainly adds an extra spark to the performance
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: studpuppet on July 06, 2015, 01:55:58 PM
New Order's set from the Radio 1/BBC2 simulcast 'Rock Around The Clock' event on August Bank Holiday, 1984
To be honest, pretty much any NO performance form '81 to '89 sounds ropey (basically any part of the sound that Hooky and Steve weren't in control of). Looking for balance, this is the only live performance I could remember being any good (and not even sure how live some of the sound is):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnr4UIbG3aY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnr4UIbG3aY)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DrGreggles on July 07, 2015, 08:22:07 AM
Thought I'd already posted this on here, but I obviously got confused and forgot.

Anyway, it's Eels doing a version of 'Mr E's Beautiful Blues' as a Beatles/'Twist & Shout' homage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4aXBVKWzhU
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Paaaaul on July 07, 2015, 01:00:43 PM
Thought I'd already posted this on here, but I obviously got confused and forgot.

Anyway, it's Eels doing a version of 'Mr E's Beautiful Blues' as a Beatles/'Twist & Shout' homage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4aXBVKWzhU

I saw Eels play that year. They had a bunch of horn players and played everything as though they were The Blues Brothers. I'm all for bands experimenting live, but I found that set really boring. I guess E was pretty fed up with his songs at this point.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Puce Moment on July 07, 2015, 01:06:16 PM
If you are a Birthday Party/early Bad Seeds fan, you will have seen the excellent 1984 Nick Cave and the Cavemen footage from the Camden Ballroom that surfaced a couple of years ago. Anyway, the highlight for me is this ramshackle, barely held together, slightly falling apart version of Mutiny in Heaven:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsm3CWmr22o

They all appear to be fucked. In particular Bargeld barely plays, and seems happy to have a right chuckle lol for most of the song.

"Um, the band made a mistake just there."
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Dannyhood91 on July 07, 2015, 06:19:06 PM
This live version of Roads by Portishead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg1jyL3cr60
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Dannyhood91 on July 07, 2015, 06:20:43 PM
If you are a Birthday Party/early Bad Seeds fan, you will have seen the excellent 1984 Nick Cave and the Cavemen footage from the Camden Ballroom that surfaced a couple of years ago. Anyway, the highlight for me is this ramshackle, barely held together, slightly falling apart version of Mutiny in Heaven:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsm3CWmr22o

They all appear to be fucked. In particular Bargeld barely plays, and seems happy to have a right chuckle lol for most of the song.

"Um, the band made a mistake just there."

Right before they start, old Nicky sounds like Mark E Smith.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: biniput on July 24, 2015, 04:13:45 PM
This is amazing. It WAS filmed live and I think in 1 take:

https://vimeo.com/24750006
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: phes on July 25, 2015, 09:18:18 PM
Fatboy Slim being miles better than when I saw him, the bastard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wx6tLwueTA

But still being a bit ropey tbh. The man of the moment for an astonishing party, but probably not for an astonishing technical performance. Smashed out of his face I guess, and it probably would never have happened were he not.

Some bloke playing Beat It on a guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRUy-D0JU2I&feature=youtu.be

well I liked it you cunts
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: MuteBanana on July 25, 2015, 10:55:44 PM
Meat Loaf (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y96FkvcsY4o)

This is opera. This is theatre. This is rock. This is drama. This is fairytale. This is art. This is poetry.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Danger Man on July 25, 2015, 10:59:44 PM
But still being a bit ropey tbh. The man of the moment for an astonishing party, but probably not for an astonishing technical performance.

Doesn't Mr Slim just pretend to DJ? Somebody on here posted something on this very theme.

Still love his stuff, though.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: MuteBanana on July 25, 2015, 11:11:10 PM
Has he ever been big outside of the UK?
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Danger Man on July 25, 2015, 11:11:39 PM
Big in Japan.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 25, 2015, 11:49:50 PM
Doesn't Mr Slim just pretend to DJ? Somebody on here posted something on this very theme.

Still love his stuff, though.

I love his noise too but watching his spectacular DJ turn at 2014 Creamfields that linked from that link  --- something occurred to me.

It's dance music, yet nobody dances.

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: hermitical on July 25, 2015, 11:55:24 PM
Nisennenmondai - A (https://youtu.be/IwS1sU5XTqc)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: the psyche intangible on July 26, 2015, 12:03:10 AM
Yowsers!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9cT5UlUFQ98
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: phes on July 26, 2015, 12:29:58 AM
Doesn't Mr Slim just pretend to DJ? Somebody on here posted something on this very theme.

Still love his stuff, though.

No, absolutely not. I've seen him a bunch of times and he's a skilled DJ. I'd like to think he hasn't somehow pulled the wool over my eyes, because I mixed for 10 years + and it wouldn't say a lot for my powers of observation
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: clingfilm portent on July 26, 2015, 12:33:57 AM
I was a fan when I watched that on telly and I'm still left really cold by it. What is that last tune? It's one of the most naff dance hits ever.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: phes on July 26, 2015, 12:37:33 AM
It's Let me show you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxNUhb75p8c. I didn't go but I bought the DVD of the BBBII and wasn't all that taken by it.

Beat up the NME was Norman Cook's finest moment as a dj, and it can be found on youtube...

So i guess it qualifies!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pemVmt360bw
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Post by: hermitical on July 26, 2015, 12:46:48 AM
Yowsers!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9cT5UlUFQ98

First saw them in '91, when I hear them I think it sounds like music that could punch holes in metal

This is from about 3 weeks after I saw them...all the tracks are worth watching

The Jesus Lizard - Mouth Breather - live 4-29-1991 DC  (https://youtu.be/mIERMxKaKCQ)
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Post by: the psyche intangible on July 26, 2015, 01:18:29 AM
First saw them in '91, when I hear them I think it sounds like music that could punch holes in metal

This is from about 3 weeks after I saw them...all the tracks are worth watching

The Jesus Lizard - Mouth Breather - live 4-29-1991 DC  (https://youtu.be/mIERMxKaKCQ)

Unfortunately I never witnessed them live. I did wander around with a Wheelchair Epidemic t-shirt, embossed pink.

What should be pointed out is Yow's remarkable lyrics, quite disturbing and sweet. He said he got fucked when touring but remained a steady guy off tour. Didn't drink a drop.


David Yow


Well, they called me a little so and so and so, yeah
Now hummin' a different tune
Oh, this is a job for a stupid man
Smoke it down to the filter and put it out on your hand
Them cops was lined up about a week long all down the road
True crime homosexual gangster men were, were piled up on my living room floor
Well I'm gonna get my own rifle down, and point it on in your eye
And huff a big long breath, and shoot it
Shoot it and, and shoot it and shoot it and, and shoot it and shoot it and shoot it and shoot it
I'll call the cops on my own self, figure out a way to please those men
I'll play detective, I'll play bloodhound, sniffin' up clues with my nose in the mud
Down here in my shantytown, leave you alone, for the rest of my life
By the time I got my ass up off the grass and on the sidewalk
Made my way toward the house, well
I realized they made their way home
I know this shit will continue
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Post by: Sparers on July 26, 2015, 07:22:06 PM
Love this thread. Can't remember if this has been posted before.
Ween https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzPPYd_LJK8 Your Party
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Sparers on July 26, 2015, 07:29:29 PM
While I'm here. Joe Strummer on Letterman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kJ2S9BasUc

*New page top tune cunt*
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Post by: the psyche intangible on July 26, 2015, 07:41:16 PM
Posted in another thread with head scratching urgency. Now I know.

Renegades of Rhythm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kHViKdHdIk0
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Sparers on July 26, 2015, 07:56:29 PM
It's all about the hats.
Funkadelic live in Houston 1976. Cosmic Slop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eR4aQrYozY
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Post by: MuteBanana on July 28, 2015, 11:12:15 PM
Folk rocks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjqVxYzrjMc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjqVxYzrjMc)

Tim Edey and Mike Mcgoldrick
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Post by: Nobody Soup on July 29, 2015, 02:54:50 AM
tom verlaine on fucking fire here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtZYdVNflsA
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Post by: DukeDeMondo on July 29, 2015, 03:43:19 AM
John Grant and Sinead O'Connor and Sinead's daughter doin Greatest Motherfucker.

Aw Jesus.

Look at her at 01:30 bein the most beautiful thing that ever walked.

Song starts around 01:41

https://youtu.be/qUF6iDMAeuU
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: finnquark on August 03, 2015, 07:04:47 PM
Marvin Sease performing Candy Licker somewhere. An extraordinary mix of quality live music, smooth as silk vocals and an audience full of randy 50 somethings from the southern states of the USA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJk-e1uPDFg

If you do watch, stick around until the 3 minute mark for an interloper on stage.
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Post by: Olarrio on August 04, 2015, 11:02:45 PM
Policy of 3 throw up an incredibly intense performance here, truly in keeping with how fourfa.com led you to believe emo was #cabbagecollective

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6TFYRaEq4s
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Spiteface on August 05, 2015, 11:51:49 AM
A soundboard recording of the Smashing Pumpkins on the 1999 "Arising!" tour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEkw7jJR2Wg

I've heard a few of the audience recordings of these gigs, and it's one of my favourite live eras of the Pumpkins. The original lineup back together (Jimmy Chamberlin back on drums, D'arcy hadn't left yet), just being a kickass rockband.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: MuteBanana on August 07, 2015, 12:22:46 AM
T-bone died. This happened.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD3CF8_Lzbw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD3CF8_Lzbw)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on August 10, 2015, 12:50:13 AM
The Pogues doin Waxie's Dargle in 1985, back when Shane could be bothered playin guitar.

Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff.

https://youtu.be/SpbHiQOZTJ0

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Post by: Foggy Buntwhistle on August 11, 2015, 10:29:31 AM
Jagwa Music. Mad Tanzanian casio keyboard and "drums" stuff. The actual live performance starts at about 2:20 but the intro is nice as well. Gig looks fucking mental.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0TLP_DCB3I

Fela Kuti putting on a fucking astounding show in the pissing rain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-SQH94Pifc

Slightly different vibe but The Breeders doing If I were a Painter. Kim Deal is pure love[nb]sex[/nb] really.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7ElaFlQWqg



Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: jobotic on August 11, 2015, 10:58:17 AM
Your first is a link to RL Burnside. Nothing wrong that, but what you described sounds interesting.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Foggy Buntwhistle on August 11, 2015, 05:06:18 PM
I am an idiot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmoaZ4Tv924
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on August 13, 2015, 12:46:35 AM
Jesus Christ, this note! Has a lower note been hit in the history of creation?

https://youtu.be/aMY9WJnGzig
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: jobotic on August 13, 2015, 10:19:52 PM
Woah, that's lower than Thurl Ravenscroft.

This clip of kids doing Aphex Twin in steel band formhas probably been posted on here hundreds of times but bothered

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XlTjeNHv-8
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Post by: Puce Moment on August 13, 2015, 11:27:54 PM
Princes Hill Secondary College Vocal Group do Broadcast and the Focus Group's 'The Be Colony'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT-u81OW8I4

The original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuCH4CUGia8
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: jobotic on August 14, 2015, 12:39:47 AM
Puce that original is wonderful. I'm getting me that album.

I really haven't given Broadcast the attention I should have. Loved Stereolab back in the day, bought the fist couple of singles by Broadcast, love the Valerie and her Week of Wonders soundtrack, have a mate who copied me a load of Ghost Box stuff, which is great, but just never got round to it. What a fool.

Have enjoyed listening to this, mind.

https://soundcloud.com/james-broadcast/trishs-toys-techniques
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Post by: Brundle-Fly on August 14, 2015, 01:40:46 AM
This thread is a CAB classic

Here are The Residents very world weary in 2001

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/538/8gbbZW.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWM47SCZ_zM
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Post by: Puce Moment on August 14, 2015, 02:11:06 AM
Puce that original is wonderful. I'm getting me that album.

I really haven't given Broadcast the attention I should have. Loved Stereolab back in the day, bought the fist couple of singles by Broadcast, love the Valerie and her Week of Wonders soundtrack, have a mate who copied me a load of Ghost Box stuff, which is great, but just never got round to it. What a fool.

We have had a lot of Broadcast threads over the years but I did consider starting a new one for completists. They are probably my second-favourite band, and that album in particular is in my top ten. It's probably the album I've listened to most in the last 5 or so years. I adore it, and actually feel rather obsessed with it.

The mix with The Focus Group adds a dimension to their sound that was waiting to happen, I think. Much weirder, disjointed and creepy than anything else they produced on their own. If you really like that you may find their earlier work quite sedate and conventional - but you really could do worse than going back and listening to them chronologically.

They also did an EP with The Focus Group which some feel is stronger than the album.

Glad you liked it.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: MuteBanana on September 11, 2015, 11:18:23 PM
I doubt there was one person in that room who didn't have the best night of their lives.
Alphabeat live at the Borderline.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDg1HSffegY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDg1HSffegY)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: finnquark on September 12, 2015, 08:20:29 PM
Edit - fuck it
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Post by: Sam on September 15, 2015, 08:02:53 PM
A young sexy Argerich smashes the hell out of the end of Prokofiev 7:

http://youtu.be/8rHnrpRVcDM

Shit gets real at 2.27 if you're especially impatient.

Also all of this, but 25.20 to end is ludicrous:

http://youtu.be/FgnE25-kvyk

She was 36 in the above video! Looks about 19.
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Post by: thraxx on September 15, 2015, 09:14:12 PM
Puce that original is wonderful. I'm getting me that album.

I really haven't given Broadcast the attention I should have. Loved Stereolab back in the day, bought the fist couple of singles by Broadcast, love the Valerie and her Week of Wonders soundtrack, have a mate who copied me a load of Ghost Box stuff, which is great, but just never got round to it. What a fool.

Have enjoyed listening to this, mind.

https://soundcloud.com/james-broadcast/trishs-toys-techniques

Dude where have you been?

I reckon this is their definitive live performance.  You only get first 2 records, but the sound's great, her voice is holding up (neither of these 2 are given in their live recordings),and there's a nasty menacing edge to everything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LicRs6WXVo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LicRs6WXVo)

Such a great band.  Easily in my all time top 3.  They deserve their own thread.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Phil_A on September 15, 2015, 11:12:58 PM
Dude where have you been?

I reckon this is their definitive live performance.  You only get first 2 records, but the sound's great, her voice is holding up (neither of these 2 are given in their live recordings),and there's a nasty menacing edge to everything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LicRs6WXVo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LicRs6WXVo)

Such a great band.  Easily in my all time top 3.  They deserve their own thread.

Nah, I think the best-captured performance is this BBC recording at ATP in 2001. Amazing sound and I don't think Trish ever sang better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bObxdPBv5FY
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Post by: MuteBanana on October 29, 2015, 12:27:58 AM
Genevieve Schatz

Softhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUGrDnSavqU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUGrDnSavqU)
Hardhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd_Q-1pwUxE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd_Q-1pwUxE)

Yeah its Daryl Hall. I just like it.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Phil_A on November 12, 2015, 06:31:29 PM
The Sound in 1984 doing a devastatingly intense version of "Winning". This song always feels to me like a person trying to convince themselves rather than a statement of defiance (possibly true in Adrian Borland's case), and never more so than here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x13lIPL1ffI

God only knows why they mixed the guitar so quietly on the album version.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: MuteBanana on December 21, 2015, 10:53:56 PM
I really like this between Jools Holland and Billy Preston.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbTu848Hgr0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbTu848Hgr0)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Shaky on December 22, 2015, 12:06:58 PM
One of Caroliner's more listenable tracks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH7Uwm0SZXE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH7Uwm0SZXE)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: MuteBanana on December 25, 2015, 10:55:59 PM
No covers thread.

I love this
Tsofi - Thinking out loud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRtwI0G6npo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRtwI0G6npo)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Bhazor on January 01, 2016, 09:13:29 PM
Admittedly I'm a sucker for Acapella techno (hence why Medulla is my favourite Byork album[nb]Sadly not been able to find any decent live versions of any Medulla song.[/nb]) but I still like Untrust Us by Crystal Castles covered by Capital Children's Choir. I mean its 8 year olds singing about cocaine with a percussion section that consists of nothing but child beating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7a2u9v0V0c

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Steven on January 01, 2016, 09:15:49 PM
Admittedly I'm a sucker for Acapella techno (hence why Medulla is my favourite Byork album[nb]Sadly not been able to find any decent live versions of any Medulla song.[/nb])

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b5O_qLvzuk

No?
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Bhazor on January 01, 2016, 09:39:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b5O_qLvzuk

No?

Its decent but the electronics really drown out the choir which should be the focus. I guess they remixed it for the live performance to work better as an uptempo dance track. Still its better than the church performance. No idea what was going on there. Bjork is behind, seemingly reading off an autocue, stumbling over lines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcgCnXsfPS8

The smug blond woman smirking all the way through doesn't help.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Steven on January 01, 2016, 10:06:41 PM
Yeah, difficult to get all that shit mixed through properly for a soundboard recording.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Head Gardener on January 03, 2016, 03:14:35 PM
(http://17r1l63fshd52dy9yakdizhkog.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Motley-Crue-645x370.jpg)

Motley Crue's final show in LA (https://youtu.be/tpG-ZKVaMc0)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Puce Moment on January 04, 2016, 07:33:35 PM
Probably just one for me and other fans of Portugese punky dream-pop band sister duo Pega Monstro. Given the chance to debut on mainstream Portugese TV at Xmas, and get tons of exposure, they eschewed the obvious choices for a nice, catchy song like this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC2HjKm3HOE

...and instead did a very innaccessible version of their song 'Amêndoa Amarga':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23nnHF5ZIOc

('Amêndoa Amarga' usually sounds like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irk9EufjGjY)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: holyzombiejesus on January 04, 2016, 08:10:21 PM
I'd give an inch off my hairline to be able to go back in time and attend this.

THE FOUR TOPS - I CAN'T HELP MYSELF (SUGAR PIE, HONEY BUNCH)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XXtvQlaK24

Those drummers!
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Bhazor on January 11, 2016, 12:29:49 AM
I've often been confused by the praise of Stop Making Sense when to me it was a pretty average gig. Especially compared to gig like this

Talking Heads- Born Under Punches

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO7N2tFb0X8

from the same concert

Talking Heads - Houses in Motion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaMzKpNC2Jk

And that Tina Weymouth.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on January 11, 2016, 12:54:10 AM
The Boss doin Thunder Road at the fabled Hammersmith Odeon gig in 1975. Holy fuck.

https://youtu.be/ypL7b6B0ZTE
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: non capisco on January 11, 2016, 01:02:47 AM
The Boss doin Thunder Road at the fabled Hammersmith Odeon gig in 1975. Holy fuck.

https://youtu.be/ypL7b6B0ZTE

This is absolutely incredible. I love this song so much and this is one of the best versions I've ever seen of it, for all of its comparitive restraint. His voice on this. Man. Fucking Bruce.

When he steps back from the mic slightly for the 'Well, I've got this guitar...' bit. Cunt knew what he was doing. Head spinningly beautiful.

Has there ever been a performance of this song when the 'It's a town full of losers and I'm pulling out of here to win' line hasn't made your heart just lurch? Especially here when the performance is relatively free of the bombast that usually works with Thunder Road. I love The Boss so much. When he's on form it's just the most life affirming shit imaginable.

Thankyou for this clip, Duke.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: buzby on January 13, 2016, 11:55:00 PM
Amsterdam band Houses cover Joy Division's 'Twenty Four Hours' in a session for Dutch radio station 3FM:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx5UPXVKKZw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx5UPXVKKZw)

One of the best Joy Division covers I've ever heard. The drumming in particular is the closest I've heard to anyone matching Steve's precision and intensity, and the addition of the organ gives a Doors-like feel to the song, which is appropriate given how they were an influence on Joy Division.

Unfortunately Houses split in 2014 while recording their second album.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Olarrio on January 18, 2016, 11:48:00 PM
"Massive" and "vital" are two adjectives i'd use to describe this performance by Kendrick:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nsngmO1Xew
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: up_the_hampipe on January 28, 2016, 01:27:38 AM
I like 2Pac's performance of this song "Never Call U Bitch Again". He never released it while he was alive but it was put on one of his posthumous albums with awful fucking production and a pretty needless feature from Tyrese Gibson. This might be the only version of the song how he originally intended it. It's not astonishing but it's good. The beat is quite lovely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOmd9IEQ5Os
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Blinder Data on February 06, 2016, 12:50:07 AM
Love this version of Sharon Van Etten's 'Save Yourself'. The clean-sounding guitar, the jaunty rhythm and the way she does the 'oohwoos' - wow. She is so great: https://youtu.be/ekM-Pfe6QE8
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Flouncer on February 06, 2016, 04:18:41 AM
I found this a couple of months ago, and I nearly shit my pants.

Chet Atkins - Black Mountain Rag

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoHeMlh_8A0

This is genuinely one of the most impressive things I've ever seen anybody do on the guitar. His use of dynamics is really amazing; the amp justabout breaks into overdrive at the harsher end of the spectrum and he uses this to great effect. Towards the end there's bit where he starts off so gently that you can barely hear the notes, then it builds to a crescendo with an incredibly fast run of pull offs - I can't believe the precision with which he does this. It's absolutely breathtaking. All the while he's cool as a cucumber. Beautiful stuff.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Sam on February 06, 2016, 09:12:40 AM
it builds to a crescendo

(http://s29.postimg.org/pzivcf93r/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on April 07, 2016, 10:02:05 PM
Friend of mine posted this video on Facebook earlier of Judy Garland doin an utterly mesmerising performance of Over The Rainbow as her "tramp" character. I'd never seen it before, fucking incredible. Right old wallop up the gut. The eyes on the woman.

https://youtu.be/ss49euDqwHA

Also looks disarmingly like Paul "Beardy" McCartney throughout, so you keep expecting her to break into some sort of Beardy McCartney "Why don't we da-dhhhoooo ittt in tha" sort of roar but she never does, for she's not into that or RAM or anything else and never has been.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Dannyhood91 on April 12, 2016, 02:18:44 PM
Kendrick Lamar's Grammy performance qualifies as astonishing.
http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/15/11004624/grammys-2016-watch-kendrick-lamar-perform-alright-the-blacker-the-berry
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on April 12, 2016, 02:51:22 PM
Talking Heads- Born Under Punches

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO7N2tFb0X8

Talking Heads - Houses in Motion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaMzKpNC2Jk

The whole concert is amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwWW742T0Wc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwWW742T0Wc)

I use to tape trade VHS concerts of Talking Heads in the late 80s and 90s. Getting sent this from a pal in Holland was the cultural highlight of the year. My favourite track there is Drugs, appearing at the 20 minute mark... Did America produce a more exciting and simultaneously cerebral band?

There are two more full length Talking Heads concerts available from 1980.

Dortmund, Rockpalast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf-fTv1pCgs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf-fTv1pCgs) &

New Jersey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-_PC6TlIhs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-_PC6TlIhs)

and each is a gem.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: MuteBanana on May 12, 2016, 01:35:47 AM
See this is what I love about Meat Loaf. He gives performances like hes about to die. He's fucked. He knows he's fucked. He's still going to go toe to toe with a young songstress and try to prove himself. A legend of a performer is old Meat.

I love Marion Raven and Meat Loaf. They are the Beauty and the Beast. They are a phenomenal duet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y96FkvcsY4o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y96FkvcsY4o)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DrGreggles on May 29, 2016, 03:06:39 PM
Mike Patton & Metropole Orchestra - Mondo Cane - live in Santiago, Chile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNM7ETCMpb4
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Phil_A on May 30, 2016, 10:20:13 PM
As The Associates first three albums just got reissued, a couple of MacKenzie-related treats.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpnJaSjB8vE
Early performance of Those First Impressions from 1984(from the written-out-of-history Rankine-less album Perhaps). The album version  is fine in itself, but this just kicks the arse of it completely, Billy sings it like he really means it. I wonder if this was what it was originally supposed to sound like before Warners demanded remixes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrPyrJ3Gamg
Solo MacKenzie performance of Kites(originally by Simon Dupree & The Big Sound) from a French TV show in the early eighties. A clean version of this has finally surfaced after about eight years, and fucking hell it's good. Properly devastating.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on May 31, 2016, 07:32:41 AM
That's bloody marvellous, Phil_A. I would post a live performance of The Associates playing Skipping, but the one I was looking for appears to be blocked by the German authorities :-(

Anyway, I watched this the other day and found myself quite mesmerised. All quite odd, in a 1980s art-rock kind of way:

Tuxedomoon Live Germany 1985 @ NDR Video-Nacht (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqts6weqmm4)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: MuteBanana on June 01, 2016, 06:06:07 PM
Wow. Top boy banding as usual for the greatest boy band ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO_xkoM_iAc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO_xkoM_iAc)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Steven on June 07, 2016, 03:18:05 AM
That picking pattern looks fucking hard (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZZp76M4NGc)..
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Puce Moment on June 07, 2016, 09:12:49 AM
That picking pattern looks fucking hard (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZZp76M4NGc)..

Fucking hell!
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Foggy Buntwhistle on August 02, 2016, 09:16:44 PM
Reckon this has probably been posted already but it's great so fuck youse.

Wire doing Heartbeat. Stupidly good stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYv3TqwCle4
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Shaky on August 03, 2016, 07:09:51 AM
Reckon this has probably been posted already but it's great so fuck youse.

Wire doing Heartbeat. Stupidly good stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYv3TqwCle4

Sorry, but without even clicking on that I know you meant to say Nick Berry.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on November 14, 2016, 01:14:43 AM
Two live performances that will tear your fucking faces off

Neurosis- Locust Star

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJE4vCHoAWU


Fugazi- Great Cop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K10q6a_L41s
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: B Piper@The Gates Of Dawn on November 14, 2016, 02:14:12 AM
Sorry, but without even clicking on that I know you meant to say Nick Berry.

Just settle on Nicky Wire. Best of both worlds that.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: buzby on November 14, 2016, 10:47:39 PM
An excellent live rendition of the Cowboy Bebop theme (Tank!) by the Jazz Lab Orchestra featuring the Japanese teenage drum prodigy Senri Kawaguchi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGVKpNG9Jh0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGVKpNG9Jh0)
She's ages about 15 here (she's 19 now) but she has been drumming since she was 5 and first became known outside Japan through her drum covers of the songs from the K-ON! anime series that she  posted on youtube when she was 12-13. She is a student of the top Japanese drummer Kozo Suganuma (who was a child prodigy himself) and has progressed massively in a short space of time. Here is her performance from the drum school's 2011 concert with Tekazu Session (Suganuma's regular band):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB1X7ztjXmg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB1X7ztjXmg)
(the guitarist is blind, hence the odd technique, and uses a wristwatch as a slide)

She mostly plays jazz fusion (she plays regularly in Osaka's jazz clubs with some of the top Japanese musicians, is sponsored by Yamaha and was the drummer on Guthrie Govan's recent Japanese tour) and has released 4 albums in Japan. If you look through her youtube channel you will see that she can play anything in any style though, and at only 19 there is a lot more to come.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: thraxx on November 14, 2016, 11:15:22 PM
Though you have to put up with 5 seconds of Kenny Rogers at the beginning of it, I fucking love this Dylan performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frWP2TzpayM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frWP2TzpayM)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Ptolemy Ptarmigan on November 14, 2016, 11:59:02 PM
An excellent live rendition of the Cowboy Bebop theme (Tank!) by the Jazz Lab Orchestra featuring the Japanese teenage drum prodigy Senri Kawaguchi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGVKpNG9Jh0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGVKpNG9Jh0)

I notice an ex-Brand X drummer gives an approving comment under that video.[nb]not Phil Collins though[/nb]
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: manticore on November 17, 2016, 03:01:29 AM
Wonderful live performance of 'Is it Because I'm Black' by Nicky Thomas at the Edinburgh Festival 1973.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOs1mXFz7rQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOs1mXFz7rQ)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Ptolemy Ptarmigan on November 27, 2016, 03:41:59 AM
Short-lived Deep Purple offshoot Paice Ashton Lord in concert 1977: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-_-KoGN_q4

The eccentric Tony 'Resurrection Shuffle' Ashton was notoriously uncomfortable as a front man, and clearly liked a few drinks to get him through it (and several times you get the feeling band members are wondering if he's going to be okay). The result was often shambolic brilliance, and there's something about this show that's unfeigned and compelling to me. Quite early on https://youtu.be/f-_-KoGN_q4?t=2m35s gives you a flavour of him, and he gets more 'relaxed' as it goes on.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: buzby on November 27, 2016, 02:14:19 PM
A couple from The Three Degrees from their late 70s euro-disco period (1978's New Dimensions and 1979's 3D were produced by Giorgio Moroder)
Firstly, a 1978 French TV performance of Giving Up, Giving In
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=807ye3HKmHY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=807ye3HKmHY)
and a 1979 Dutch TV performance of The Runner:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IcPH566KO4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IcPH566KO4)
What a voice Sheila Ferguson has got (the soundman on the Dutch clip can barely cope), and the harmonies are absolutely spot on. It also goes to show up modern singers who say they need to lip-sync as they can't sing and dance at the same time.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Spiteface on November 29, 2016, 08:44:55 PM
Smashing Pumpkins - Bodies (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA9StQMmWzI)

Bootleg video with soundboard audio mixed in. LOVE IS SUICIIIIIIDE!
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Dr Syntax Head on November 30, 2016, 09:56:53 AM
Perfection. The Beastie Boys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ2ZHkBzmHQ
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Dr Syntax Head on November 30, 2016, 09:59:07 AM
MCA you are massively missed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC-gRQh_pFw
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: phantom_power on November 30, 2016, 03:16:14 PM
I can't find the song I am looking for on Youtube so this one will have to do, though it isn't as good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9G2Nr2h4D4&list=RDK9G2Nr2h4D4

I was looking for Sink by Let's Eat Grandma from Later with Jools Holland, which, while not astonishing, I found quite mesmeric. This one isn't quite as good but has a similar feel. It is like the girls from Ginger Snaps made music.

I am sure most people on here will think it is pretty mannered and awful and I sort of feel I should to but there is something about it that I find beguiling.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Porter Dimi on November 30, 2016, 03:25:51 PM
Stevie Wonder injecting a serious dose of funk into Sesame Street - Superstition (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1vE&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Cuntbeaks on November 30, 2016, 06:38:35 PM
https://youtu.be/DoUHmXbcZrA (https://youtu.be/DoUHmXbcZrA)

Suicide - Haarlem

The intro sounds a lot like Digeridoo.

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on December 16, 2016, 04:48:59 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNjuDGwG-iM


Rocket From The Crypt- I'm Not Invisible


Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: NattyDread on December 16, 2016, 11:11:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gOLkwj-zVI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gOLkwj-zVI)

The Peddlers - Walk on the Wild Side (not that one).

Look at them go! The drummer's a joy to watch.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: buzby on December 17, 2016, 11:11:32 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gOLkwj-zVI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gOLkwj-zVI)

The Peddlers - Walk on the Wild Side (not that one).

Look at them go! The drummer's a joy to watch.

The great Trevor Morais - Ringo's replacement(!) in The Hurricanes, drummer in Quantum Leap [nb]one hit wonders of 'Lone Ranger' fame - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hchOYs_d_Bw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hchOYs_d_Bw)[/nb] and Bjork's touring drummer (Homogenic was largely recorded at his El Cortijo studio in Malaga, and he contributed one of the remixes for the One Day single[nb]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrWmVi4bqGg[/nb]). He was also the session and live drummer for Underworld - here's a cellphone video of him drumming along to Juanita/Kiteless
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GhH18Q8cP0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GhH18Q8cP0)
He also demonstrated one of the first drum machines on Tomorrow's World.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DrGreggles on December 17, 2016, 12:06:47 PM
Teenage Fanclub - Broken
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4pRO2u695Q
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Dannyhood91 on December 17, 2016, 03:25:48 PM
Portishead - Roads
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg1jyL3cr60
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: non capisco on December 17, 2016, 04:48:31 PM
Deerhunter with a typically ace extended 'Nothing Ever Happens' that turns into a Patti Smith cover and then turns back again. I love 'em so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_hKjvX3xX0

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: non capisco on December 17, 2016, 04:49:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNjuDGwG-iM


Rocket From The Crypt- I'm Not Invisible

John Reis is such a fucking dude.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Sam on December 17, 2016, 06:47:06 PM
Stevie Wonder injecting a serious dose of funk into Sesame Street - Superstition (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1vE&feature=youtu.be)

Dude playing Superstition on guitar:
http://youtu.be/7jaMHqX_SkU
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Monsieur Verdoux on December 17, 2016, 08:57:19 PM
John Cale crawls around and tears up the carpet during an unsettlingly weird performance of Heartbreak Hotel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrZH9FDhfRs
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Steven on April 08, 2017, 01:39:52 PM
An absoloutely gorgeous version of Tim Buckley doing Phantasmagoria In Two (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CFxMWU5fzU) followed by another great mash-up of Hallucinations and Troubadour (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o6VXKGH1yg).
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Twit 2 on September 10, 2017, 03:43:38 PM
Trifinov playing Firebird on piano, what the actual fuck:

https://youtu.be/SYvbGfeUpnQ
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on September 10, 2017, 11:23:24 PM
Nick Cave laying waste to Glasto 94 with Loverman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Aq5XuhXRc
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Pdine on May 25, 2018, 12:08:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YklieqJViSo
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: gilbertharding on May 25, 2018, 01:50:04 PM
Nick Cave laying waste to Glasto 94 with Loverman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Aq5XuhXRc

Assume this must already have been posted:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjIfrhSQ8Pk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjIfrhSQ8Pk)

Stagger Lee

Oh - of course it has: Page 5.

This is one I always like to watch and listen to:

J Mascis covering Neil Young in Alaska: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9hPFvdDxhY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9hPFvdDxhY)

Face melting guitar.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on May 25, 2018, 01:55:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FaydRUQ42Q&t=667s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FaydRUQ42Q&t=667s)

Just...wow.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: chveik on May 25, 2018, 03:23:38 PM
Swans live! The loudest band on earth.

The Seer tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7cSFcsITD8
The Glowing Man tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRiUJ_FRwlU
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DukeDeMondo on May 25, 2018, 06:25:35 PM
Nick Cave on TOTP (https://youtu.be/T3Y4HufJ1oE) circa-1978.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: non capisco on May 26, 2018, 01:11:34 AM
Nick Cave on TOTP (https://youtu.be/T3Y4HufJ1oE) circa-1978.

I'm going to see him next Sunday. I know an artist should play what they're feeling on the day and not necessarily pander to their fans but if he doesn't do that one I think I'll be a bit pissed off.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on May 26, 2018, 01:57:25 AM
Nick Cave on TOTP (https://youtu.be/T3Y4HufJ1oE) circa-1978.

Fucking hell... devastating. I’m a huge Nick Cave fan and I’ve never seen him that raw before. Amazing.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: non capisco on May 26, 2018, 02:11:46 AM
At the very end of that electric Nick Cave clip there's half a second or so of a stunned Peter Powell unable to comprehend what he has just seen. He impulsively emits a forced laugh which was subsequently entered into the Guinness Book Of Records as "the world's most dickhead sound". After a contested judges' decision he was also awarded the prize of "the world's most dickhead facial expression", a title he still to this day holds.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: thraxx on November 06, 2018, 08:12:10 PM

Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but I didn't feel I wanted to start a new one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgWnrIC8X-k&t=1793s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgWnrIC8X-k&t=1793s)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J5-57lRxAM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J5-57lRxAM)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2njMBxlnmM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2njMBxlnmM)

These performances are all amazing anyway, but the real question is:  These days live recordings shit all over the recorded versions. When and how did live recording get so good? 

Is the gear or is it the engineer?  From my point of view there's no reason why these should sound so fantastic, I'd much rather listen to these than the records.  Was a time that it was always the other way round, apart from a few classic live records.


Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: jake thunder on November 07, 2018, 08:59:08 AM
I guess it's because it's cheap and easy to record everything to multitrack now as opposed to just taking the mixing desk feed like in the old days.

Plus a lot of these band play quietly which makes a huge difference.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: buzby on November 07, 2018, 11:17:11 AM
I guess it's because it's cheap and easy to record everything to multitrack now as opposed to just taking the mixing desk feed like in the old days.

Plus a lot of these band play quietly which makes a huge difference.
Most professionally recorded live albums from the 1970 onwards were recorded on mobile multitrack studios too (the Stones were one of the first to build one (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/rolling-stones-mobile-studio/), and it was used by lots of other bands, nearly being destroyed by the Montreux Casino fire while recording Deep Purple's Machine Head). It's the reason in a lot of old concert films you see two or three microphones taped together on each mic stand - one was for the venue mixing desk and the other was for the mobile multitrack that was recording it to be mixed for the film soundtrack and/or accompanying live album (that would usually have any mistakes or additional instrument or vocal tracks overdubbed later).

The videos in thraxx's post are live PAs from KEXP's 'live room' studio (basically the same as Radio 1's Live Lounge), which are being broadcast and streamed live. It's unlikely that they are going to the trouble of recording a bands' live PA to multitrack and mixing them afterwards to put up on youtube. - it will be the audio as broadcast coming through the desk that's been recorded, albeit with a fair amount of sound checking and rehearsals to get it right before the broadcast.

Here's KEXP's Live Room 'desk' - a pair of Avid A6 control surfaces that are part of an Avid VENUE DAW PA system (which includes a Pro Tools setup for recording and playback)
(https://www.radiomagonline.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_300/MTUzMzkwNjg5OTEyMzAwNjI0/image-placeholder-title.jpg)
Although they are a nonprofit NPR station, being in Seattle means they benefit from having Paul Allen as a benefactor, and his donations and Microsoft's technical assistance helped get them this state-of-the-art setup.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: chveik on November 08, 2018, 11:15:06 PM
David S. Ware Quartet - Aquarian Sound
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVaCvuOBZo4
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: thraxx on November 09, 2018, 09:10:01 AM
Most professionally recorded live albums from the 1970 onwards were recorded on mobile multitrack studios too (the Stones were one of the first to build one (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/rolling-stones-mobile-studio/), and it was used by lots of other bands, nearly being destroyed by the Montreux Casino fire while recording Deep Purple's Machine Head). It's the reason in a lot of old concert films you see two or three microphones taped together on each mic stand - one was for the venue mixing desk and the other was for the mobile multitrack that was recording it to be mixed for the film soundtrack and/or accompanying live album (that would usually have any mistakes or additional instrument or vocal tracks overdubbed later).

The videos in thraxx's post are live PAs from KEXP's 'live room' studio (basically the same as Radio 1's Live Lounge), which are being broadcast and streamed live. It's unlikely that they are going to the trouble of recording a bands' live PA to multitrack and mixing them afterwards to put up on youtube. - it will be the audio as broadcast coming through the desk that's been recorded, albeit with a fair amount of sound checking and rehearsals to get it right before the broadcast.

Here's KEXP's Live Room 'desk' - a pair of Avid A6 control surfaces that are part of an Avid VENUE DAW PA system (which includes a Pro Tools setup for recording and playback)
(https://www.radiomagonline.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_300/MTUzMzkwNjg5OTEyMzAwNjI0/image-placeholder-title.jpg)
Although they are a nonprofit NPR station, being in Seattle means they benefit from having Paul Allen as a benefactor, and his donations and Microsoft's technical assistance helped get them this state-of-the-art setup.

I was wondering/hoping that buzby would know. One of the most bestest posters on here.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on November 09, 2018, 12:25:33 PM
Dead Can Dance- Host of the Seraphim. Camden Roundhouse 2012


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8EbcG9Ertg


Imagine having that kind of vocal control. I can barely sing a fucking note.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Dannyhood91 on November 09, 2018, 03:14:14 PM
Tom Waits with the best xmas song ever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf2nF2QFeWo

De La Soul live in 1989

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR-p_yMTFDY

The most sexy thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WYYlRArn3g
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Twit 2 on November 09, 2018, 07:17:21 PM
Dead Can Dance- Host of the Seraphim. Camden Roundhouse 2012


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8EbcG9Ertg


Imagine having that kind of vocal control. I can barely sing a fucking note.

CHECK OUT THE BULGARIAN WOMEN’S CHOIR (https://youtu.be/lYtn-LBpa0s)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Brundle-Fly on November 09, 2018, 07:50:56 PM
De La Soul live in 1989

I saw them live in 1989 at the Top Rank, Brighton and they were indeed, fantastic. Mind you, every time I got back from the bogs somebody new was hitting on my girlfriend. My first rap gig was a very different experience to what I was used to as a concert goer. Cardiacs it was not.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: the science eel on November 10, 2018, 06:13:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25xl6QWH-8o
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Maurice Yeatman on November 11, 2018, 02:48:32 AM
The most sexy thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WYYlRArn3g

Prince fan, and that was no doubt a thrill to see if you were there... but it doesn't do it for me. This isn't just hindsight, but I wish he'd done less of this grandstanding in his later years, and dropped the coy masquerade in interviews.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: a duncandisorderly on November 11, 2018, 08:44:14 AM
These performances are all amazing anyway, but the real question is:  These days live recordings shit all over the recorded versions. When and how did live recording get so good? 

Is the gear or is it the engineer?  From my point of view there's no reason why these should sound so fantastic, I'd much rather listen to these than the records.  Was a time that it was always the other way round, apart from a few classic live records.

it's not just about how it's recorded, it's also the fact of it being a live performance. in fact, I'd say that this was more significant of a factor.... 

with the band all playing together, & without the dozens or hundreds of repairs, overdubs & other tweaks that happen in the multitrack domain, whether tape or file based.... add in to this the fact that having worked up an arrangement of a song in rehearsals, then recorded/fixed-up/repaired/mixed the studio version, a band will often give you a more confident, relaxed & let's-have-fun version of a song when they next play it live.

this has certainly been my experience. I'm pretty sure I've even been told "save that flashy [bass] part for when you're doing it live, just play the basics.." on the basis that what goes onto the record is there to support the song, while what you do on stage is for the entertainment of a live audience.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DrGreggles on November 11, 2018, 10:04:40 AM
The most sexy thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WYYlRArn3g

That was amazing. Best HT show by a bloody mile.

I was watching that SB with a non Prince fan.
The following day he was in Fopp buying his greatest hits and has now been fully converted.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Golden E. Pump on November 11, 2018, 09:19:46 PM
Yeah, they'll never beat that half time show.

It's not even a particularly great performance from Prince though. Check this out:

 Motherless Child (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZp16zeY9Ms)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: MuteBanana on November 12, 2018, 04:55:52 AM
Pavarotti and Skin from Skunk Anansie. Remember Pav selected her to sing at this event. He chose her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QECdNOTeOs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QECdNOTeOs)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Bennett Brauer on November 27, 2018, 11:23:22 PM
Isaac Hayes on Letterman with a version of Theme from Shaft that's pretty faithful to the original but still brilliant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiNwGHHHuMI

Features Skip Pitts, guitarist on the studio version.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: chveik on November 27, 2018, 11:26:32 PM
Kyungso Park - The Distance at which I Can Hear Your Breath (traditional korean music)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ucEoORNf5A

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: sardines on November 28, 2018, 05:38:25 AM
Surprised this hasn't been mentioned before.
Scott Walker performing live on Jools Holland in front of an empty room with crowd noises dubbed on after.
There are Jandekian levels of mystery in that two minutes. It is a performance that will one day be held up to the same level of analysis as Bowie's final album.
Warning: Contains Jools Holland


https://youtu.be/G5E1VXaCBW8
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Twit 2 on December 08, 2018, 07:13:14 PM
I wish I was at this gig:

https://youtu.be/2jZjziohaPc

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: KGL79 on December 13, 2018, 08:35:42 PM
My first post on this forum.
Somehow when googling I found this forum and as I took a look around I found this thread. When I read the following post I had to join.....................

Continuing on my live on a studio based TV show tip, I consider this to be superior to any other version of this song, including TMC's own recorded version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuwfsS5-iM8

She looks as nervous as hell but it is the definitive version.

Also a big thanks to the person who posted the New Order "Bank Holiday" session. It was utterly epic because they were so pissed off and Bernards shambolically great performance! Even Stephen Morris was wound up yet still so on it that you could set the atomic clock by him!

A question for all the Parliament/Funkadelic peeps - has anyone found any live performances by Ruth Copeland? She was epic!

I wish that Linda Perry would perform more of her stuff instead of 'giving it away'. Even the childrens choir in this doesn't detract from an incredible performance by Linda Perry.................
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caCVvqbGXAM

Leonard Cohen at his best on Later With Joolz Holland...............
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPkFw9diPEg

You could choose so much from Woodstock but for me it has to be Jefferson Airplane and (forgive the cliche) Joe Cocker...............
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl89g2SwMh4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s-dSoDptVc
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Twit 2 on December 13, 2018, 10:23:20 PM
https://youtu.be/SSxbao_Chq0
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Captain Crunch on December 14, 2018, 12:11:34 AM
OK, not 'astonishing' but lovely bouncy fizz to this old clip of Senseless Things on The Word:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_NMRSw9Je8

I bet at least one girl in the crowd reeked of Dewberry. 
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: QDRPHNC on December 14, 2018, 04:40:01 PM
Devendra Banhart on Jools Holland.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3nn9o0yeZQ)

Cameraperson does a pretty good job too.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Phil_A on December 14, 2018, 06:47:27 PM
Microdisney at the Barbican earlier this year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTB6keXpF7w
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: KGL79 on December 15, 2018, 05:57:19 PM
Joy Division on Something Else (with a bit of JCC at the start).................
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1tdTS_Jr8s

John Cale performing Dying On The Vine on the OGWT................
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeFYJdW3xDg

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on December 15, 2018, 06:05:20 PM
Most professionally recorded live albums from the 1970 onwards were recorded on mobile multitrack studios too (the Stones were one of the first to build one (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/rolling-stones-mobile-studio/), and it was used by lots of other bands, nearly being destroyed by the Montreux Casino fire while recording Deep Purple's Machine Head). It's the reason in a lot of old concert films you see two or three microphones taped together on each mic stand - one was for the venue mixing desk and the other was for the mobile multitrack that was recording it to be mixed for the film soundtrack and/or accompanying live album (that would usually have any mistakes or additional instrument or vocal tracks overdubbed later).

The videos in thraxx's post are live PAs from KEXP's 'live room' studio (basically the same as Radio 1's Live Lounge), which are being broadcast and streamed live. It's unlikely that they are going to the trouble of recording a bands' live PA to multitrack and mixing them afterwards to put up on youtube. - it will be the audio as broadcast coming through the desk that's been recorded, albeit with a fair amount of sound checking and rehearsals to get it right before the broadcast.

Here's KEXP's Live Room 'desk' - a pair of Avid A6 control surfaces that are part of an Avid VENUE DAW PA system (which includes a Pro Tools setup for recording and playback)
(https://www.radiomagonline.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_300/MTUzMzkwNjg5OTEyMzAwNjI0/image-placeholder-title.jpg)
Although they are a nonprofit NPR station, being in Seattle means they benefit from having Paul Allen as a benefactor, and his donations and Microsoft's technical assistance helped get them this state-of-the-art setup.

To add to this, modern digital desks are really clever and will allow you to offset your 'in-house' mix to a 'recording' mix and dump it onto a USB stick or mp3, along with the multitrack, of course.

My old man always claimed those taped-together mics on Beefheart recordings was for feedback reduction (the second mic being a few inches back and wired out of phase) but further googling suggests that it was generally just easier to use multiple mics rather than mic snakes/splitters back then.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: buzby on December 15, 2018, 11:48:30 PM
My old man always claimed those taped-together mics on Beefheart recordings was for feedback reduction (the second mic being a few inches back and wired out of phase) but further googling suggests that it was generally just easier to use multiple mics rather than mic snakes/splitters back then.

The antiphase mics to reduce feedback was used by the Grateful Dead with their massive PA system (as they had no onstage monitors, so thousands of watts of PA was blasting past the microphones). It doesn't really work in practice though, as the second mic is always going to pick up some of the original sound, so when both mics are mixed together it cancels out some of the original sound as well (in the GD's case, it led to everything sounding a bit thin).

One notable early exception to having mics taped together for simultaneous PA and multitrack recording was Woodstock, where Bill Hanley used mic splitters to feed the PA mic signals to the 2 Scully 8-track machines in the mobile truck behind the stage.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: KGL79 on December 20, 2018, 08:15:55 PM
What's not to love about Radiohead covering Joy Division/New Order................
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF9xO2Tpwzs
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on December 20, 2018, 08:32:56 PM
What's not to love about Radiohead covering Joy Division/New Order................
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF9xO2Tpwzs


For me, the first part of that description.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DrGreggles on December 20, 2018, 09:04:49 PM
What's not to love about Radiohead covering Joy Division/New Order................

Radiohead
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: hummingofevil on December 21, 2018, 12:49:41 AM
Have we had this yet? Was mentioned on here elsewhere today? Im an admirer of Jimi but never really GOT him but my god. https://youtu.be/Cp9V3D3ufn4
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: hummingofevil on December 21, 2018, 12:52:26 AM
Fuck it. You can have this too.

https://youtu.be/sWEfszb9h8Q
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on December 21, 2018, 02:17:17 AM
Anything the Mountain Goats have done.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m2ul_Z1VMLk
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: hummingofevil on December 21, 2018, 02:34:43 AM
Anything the Mountain Goats have done.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m2ul_Z1VMLk

I can't feel that. Im not saying its not good but im just of mindset that doesn't get it but for fast-stumming, tongue-in-cheek, song-writing genius we had this.

https://youtu.be/CwO33oUawM8

Happy Christmas either way. Peace and love.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: hummingofevil on December 21, 2018, 02:54:11 AM
Ive got my awesome headphones out and this is something else:

https://youtu.be/fiwTTkSN3zA

Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins I can probably take or leave. But that riff? My god...

Speaking of which....

My Home Is the Sea. Im sure you we could find any footage of Will Oldham online but Matt Sweeney's contribution here raises it.
https://youtu.be/V3l4xTbDi5M
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: hummingofevil on December 21, 2018, 02:55:34 AM
NoSleep recommended my Denon's years ago and fuck me they are brilliant. Cheers NoSleep. I've even lost my pre-amp.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: MuteBanana on December 24, 2018, 06:24:21 PM
Counts because it features live performances.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boAv-Bu4MrI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boAv-Bu4MrI)

But how good is this song? Stuning.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: MuteBanana on December 25, 2018, 03:06:29 AM
Meat Loaf and Marion Raven.

Meat Loaf is so out of shape. He's a fucking mess. But he has passion. He belts out this performance with every ounce of his being. Its incredible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y96FkvcsY4o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y96FkvcsY4o)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on December 25, 2018, 11:18:28 PM
Probably been posted before but this utterly blistering version of You Can Go Your Own Way. Coked up to to fuck but amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxa851vAJtI
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: popcorn on December 25, 2018, 11:41:57 PM
Probably been posted before but this utterly blistering version of You Can Go Your Own Way. Coked up to to fuck but amazing.

Never been much of a Mac fan but I've recently been quite bewitched by this performance of Dreams (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klx4oHvyncQ). Stevie Nicks is here is mesmerising, her strange slow dance.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on December 25, 2018, 11:56:42 PM
Never been much of a Mac fan but I've recently been quite bewitched by this performance of Dreams (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klx4oHvyncQ). Stevie Nicks is here is mesmerising, her strange slow dance.


She has one of those voices that not only is technically great but she just has a tone and feel that is amazing, sort of like bordering on a rasp but not quite and very sweet with it. Lindsey Buckingham has a great voice too, I'd have him in my classic rock pantheon of top vocalists for sure.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: jobotic on December 26, 2018, 12:04:32 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr Otis Rush

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=Uy2tEP3I3DM
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: chveik on January 18, 2019, 02:41:49 AM
Nisennenmondai - Mirrorball
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozn-w2qX0P0

Mr Marcaille - Wall of Death (an overweight man in his underpants in a park, playing a death metal song on a electric cello! and it's fucking great)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glKyBYgVqIA
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: a duncandisorderly on January 18, 2019, 04:08:51 AM
Probably been posted before but this utterly blistering version of You Can Go Your Own Way. Coked up to to fuck but amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxa851vAJtI

a few years ago, the 'classic albums' series rolled around again to 'rumours', & (since I was out having a life) I recorded it. imagine my dismay, upon watching the show later that night with a massive doob, when it turned out that the original snarling bitching accounts, given in separate rooms, had all been excised & here they all were kissy-kissy & polite.

'fuck this', I said, & dug out the original doc. here it is- I put it on vimeo because yt would just take it down again.

https://vimeo.com/191221519
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: jobotic on January 18, 2019, 11:46:07 PM
Not really live I suppose but Yellow Magic Orchestra on Soul Train is certainly extraordinary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT1st0QZPNE
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: popcorn on January 31, 2019, 04:14:43 AM
Michael Jackson, pre-Thriller. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYMKxDgTk1M)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: hermitical on January 31, 2019, 03:44:19 PM
Whilst we're on 70s rock I'm chucking this in (it misses the intro but there we go...)

Heart  - Crazy On You (1976) (https://youtu.be/9kRf0DpWUP0)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: hermitical on January 31, 2019, 03:47:09 PM
Nisennenmondai - Mirrorball
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozn-w2qX0P0

I was too lazy to drive up to Bristol to see them and regretted it immediately
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Blinder Data on March 31, 2019, 06:00:01 PM
I fucking love this thread. My best ever, obviously thanks to you lot. An embarrassment of riches - in fact I've queued up a load I've missed and am about to get started. However...

Nick Cave on TOTP (https://youtu.be/T3Y4HufJ1oE) circa-1978.

Not even joking, for a while now I've had it in my mind to go back and watch this apparently great Nick Cave performance that everyone's been bumming. Well ha bloody ha. You got me. Bastards.

Here's some Francis Albert Sinatra. There's a better recorded version of Luck Be a Lady (live) on the Standing Room Only album but his cheesy gestures and grin when the brass section goes mental makes it worth it. The musicianship of the band is outstanding. Pretty sure this is the special that was covered in Gay Talese's famous magazine piece about him.

https://youtu.be/X69P_Vce9vw
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: SteveDave on April 01, 2019, 10:12:28 PM
This is astonishing because it's live footage of the Velvet Underground from 1969

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1061089/m1/#track/1

From 7:41 in. Doug! Moe! The other two! Shame there's no sound but look at them!
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Lordofthefiles on April 01, 2019, 11:08:57 PM
Phil Ochs - Changes

https://youtu.be/e9uR8PcHjC8

TV show April, 1967.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: a duncandisorderly on April 02, 2019, 03:23:37 AM
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xn32j

this (the "gibson/rickenbacker" version) has been removed from YT for some reason, & replaced with a badly mixed "fender/fender" take from a week later (iirc) loudly announcing itself as the 'official' version despite the guitar being badly out of tune after the solo. I won't even do it the dignity of linking to it; the one posted here is definitive for me.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Twit 2 on April 13, 2019, 11:03:07 PM
This scat singing solo of Kurt Elling that starts at 59 minutes and culminates in an incredible high note at around 1.00:

https://youtu.be/41H5B5Zpw5Q
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Dr Syntax Head on April 14, 2019, 12:16:47 PM
Just discovered this band. No idea how the bass player is holding that down it's fucking hard to do that with spot on timing. Love the Rhodes piano too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le0BLAEO93g
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Golden E. Pump on April 14, 2019, 03:24:58 PM
Cool AF.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: hermitical on April 14, 2019, 07:02:17 PM
and a big furry cat
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Satchmo Distel on April 16, 2019, 07:22:56 PM
Contusion - Stevie Wonder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4S9ke31JDA
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Bennett Brauer on April 25, 2019, 01:07:52 AM
Just discovered this band. No idea how the bass player is holding that down it's fucking hard to do that with spot on timing. Love the Rhodes piano too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le0BLAEO93g

Yeah, Dean Town is ace. You've probably already seen the first encore here for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDL5k9LpZ9w#t=1h22m22s. I'm a sucker for meaty fusion basslines, but I've never seen an audience singing along to one before.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Johnny Textface on April 25, 2019, 09:55:22 PM
The keys lead at the end of this is pretty sweet..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZBlRkF0-to
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: mrfridge on April 26, 2019, 08:40:40 AM
Just discovered this band. No idea how the bass player is holding that down it's fucking hard to do that with spot on timing. Love the Rhodes piano too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le0BLAEO93g

The state of the faces on this set of cunts. I mean seriously. That is the only tune of theirs I like to be honest. They’re clearly all great musicians but where’s the soul?

It’s possible to be tight and loose at the same time (ask your mum). See the Meters:

https://youtu.be/p5IQ0y8wllk
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: sponk on April 26, 2019, 11:35:15 AM
John Maus at KEXP (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxQTa7B_200)

Ween Freedom of 76 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzYykIA1xVg)

Radiohead Nobody Does it Better (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfmQe_eBvrc) and The Thief (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmQ4gkdC6EI)

Edit: While looking for a Sonic Youth performance of Be Your Dog, I discovered this  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWdz8_uQhHE)instead. Turns out the States have their very own Jools Holland.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Phil_A on April 26, 2019, 07:30:01 PM
20 years today since Adrian Borland's tragic passing.

This performance of "Winning" is absolutely ferocious, The Sound should have been megastars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x13lIPL1ffI
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Chriddof on April 26, 2019, 11:16:18 PM
Edit: While looking for a Sonic Youth performance of Be Your Dog, I discovered this  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWdz8_uQhHE)instead. Turns out the States have their very own Jools Holland.

According to one of the comments, it seems that the house band for this show ("Night Music", produced by SNL's Lorne Michaels and the SNL production company Broadway Video) actually had Jools Holland himself as a member on some episodes! Not on this one, though - it would have been a sight to see him attempt a boogie-woogie to that.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on April 28, 2019, 10:44:15 PM
Deep Purple- Child in Time circa 1970

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I02Db3aQXdw


Totally wasted on the immobile crowd
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Bennett Brauer on April 29, 2019, 12:49:56 AM
Deep Purple- Child in Time circa 1970

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I02Db3aQXdw


Totally wasted on the immobile crowd

To be fair, DP weren't that big yet, and I think it's a generic TV audience distracted by heavy duty cameras. Great performance though.

My favourite Purple youtube is the extract from a New York show 3 years later https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1En47iPE9qE  Band and audience mesmerising.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Bennett Brauer on April 29, 2019, 12:57:24 AM
The state of the faces on this set of cunts. I mean seriously.

There's an element of sending themselves up as well though. And it's nice to see Richard O'Sullivan on guitar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le0BLAEO93g#t=1m54s

Quote
That is the only tune of theirs I like to be honest. They’re clearly all great musicians but where’s the soul?

I like Running Away. Admittedly it's band plus guests here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvpLjcXU3hY
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Lordofthefiles on May 07, 2019, 09:18:26 AM
Pavarotti - Vesti La Guibba (from Pagliacci)

https://youtu.be/-kbi1EMcD3E
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: greenman on May 07, 2019, 09:47:48 AM
The state of the faces on this set of cunts. I mean seriously. That is the only tune of theirs I like to be honest. They’re clearly all great musicians but where’s the soul?

Only having read this quote/reply on this page and not clicked the link I knew exactly what band/track it would be.

To be fair to me it seems like they aren't really aiming purely for funk revivalism, more than a bit of slick Steely Dan like fusion and some post punk in their as well.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Cuellar on May 07, 2019, 09:53:56 AM
The state of the faces on this set of cunts. I mean seriously. That is the only tune of theirs I like to be honest. They’re clearly all great musicians but where’s the soul?

It’s possible to be tight and loose at the same time (ask your mum). See the Meters:

https://youtu.be/p5IQ0y8wllk

With this quote in mind when it pans to the guitarist at about 0:56 I lost it.

Cool song though.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: mrfridge on May 08, 2019, 04:06:18 PM
Hee hee! Looks like they all simultaneously jizzed when the bassist drops out of the initial riff doesn’t it?
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: chveik on May 10, 2019, 08:23:35 PM
Pink Freud plays Autechre - Cichli
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P22JX0lsK-Y
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on May 12, 2019, 11:37:14 PM
Yes Damon Albarn is a wanker but this is a magnificent performance of possibly the greatest song of the Britpop era

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI-6-n-4Xok
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Jebus Sabes on May 13, 2019, 03:33:14 PM
Glen Hansard (Frames, Swell Season, 'Once' film) - Astral Weeks (Van Morrison cover)
Just Glen, his acoustic guitar and some guitar pedals, with impressive thrashy strumming (note the holes in his guitar) and his powerful voice.
https://youtu.be/kntpAS_k1WI?t=2207 (https://youtu.be/kntpAS_k1WI?t=2207)

Specials - Enjoy Yourself
Quite chaotic scenes with the band and crowd mingling on and off stage. Watch for vocalist Neville Staple singing the last verse from on top of a stack of amps.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA2-6ZlOXeg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA2-6ZlOXeg)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Twit 2 on May 13, 2019, 07:39:14 PM
Richie Kozen. Very few guitarists/singers can do both to this level. It’s like Prince meets Jeff Beck. The solos are tasty as fuck:

https://youtu.be/EgkYyCyMqsU
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: thugler on May 14, 2019, 07:57:41 PM
Yes Damon Albarn is a wanker but this is a magnificent performance of possibly the greatest song of the Britpop era

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI-6-n-4Xok

I was at that gig. Could barely hear anything so it was utterly shit. People were shouting 'turn it up' for the entire gig. That indeed sounds excellent though.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on May 14, 2019, 07:59:17 PM
Not on YouTube, but I saw Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace on Saturday, might go again before it finishes its run.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Jockice on May 14, 2019, 08:40:17 PM
Falling Feargal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4H2D8UE8OQ
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Phil_A on May 15, 2019, 01:27:11 AM
I was at that gig. Could barely hear anything so it was utterly shit. People were shouting 'turn it up' for the entire gig. That indeed sounds excellent though.

I was at one of the Hyde Park shows, it was one of the most miserable experiences of my life. Horrible crowd and I got bottled in the face by some twat, so spent the latter half of the performance in an absolute fuming rage and couldn't enjoy any of it.

Looked great on the DVD though.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: jamiefairlie on May 15, 2019, 06:46:16 AM
There's tragically little live footage of prime Sandy Denny material in existence but what we do have is utterly sublime. That voice is stunning.

Fotheringay - Nothing More (Live at The Beat Club 1970)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTp40TSU8HE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTp40TSU8HE)

Sandy Denny - The North Star Grassman And The Ravens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxYU7A6qCnc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxYU7A6qCnc)

Sandy Denny - Late November

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQiWL0HfIJs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQiWL0HfIJs)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: jamiefairlie on May 15, 2019, 06:55:15 AM
Metal Box era PIL on Whistle Test:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDKDc5zq53k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDKDc5zq53k)

Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: jamiefairlie on May 15, 2019, 07:01:25 AM
Blondie in 1976. The only footage I've seen with Gary Valentine still in the band:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjvpLiS2gKA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjvpLiS2gKA)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: wosl on May 15, 2019, 05:00:20 PM
20 years today since Adrian Borland's tragic passing.

This performance of "Winning" is absolutely ferocious, The Sound should have been megastars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x13lIPL1ffI

Great performance by a man who at times came across as quite an awkward performer, bodily.  To his credit he holds the stiff jerks and head thrusts in check, here.  Struck again by how much his voice sounds almost precisely like a fifty-fifty blend of the voices of Ian McCulloch and Bono.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: non capisco on May 15, 2019, 07:45:21 PM
Not on YouTube, but I saw Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace on Saturday, might go again before it finishes its run.

It's absolutely magic, isn't it?
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DrGreggles on May 15, 2019, 08:26:30 PM
Seeing it tomorrow.
Got a shiver down my spine just from the trailer.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Gulftastic on May 27, 2019, 07:49:01 PM
Rameses! Colossus!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=effZOf10Iwk

She's cooler than you.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: hillbillyholiday on May 27, 2019, 08:19:11 PM
Anda Union : "Baatar's Concert Galloping Horses (accompanied by horses)" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O1cVTpne0A&t=75)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Twit 2 on May 28, 2019, 09:57:25 AM
Barbara Hannigan knocking Nono’s Djamila Boupacha out of the park before segueing into some Haydn. Absolutely gorgeous:

https://youtu.be/SlhybyKnyl8
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Glebe on June 02, 2019, 12:11:59 PM
It's not astonishing, and not recorded in front of a live audience, but I enjoyed this:

Dr. Böhm-Orgel ORCHESTER DS2002 - I WONT LET YOU DOWN - (Ph.D.) - JAM - by Thomas Vogt (KEYTON) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFdDM9JXoJw)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on June 23, 2019, 12:13:43 AM
Cardiacs- Is This the Life?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co6eZmQl1yg


Skirting the line between utter chaos and calculated genius, a description which I suppose encapsulates the band's career in its entirety.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: hummingofevil on June 23, 2019, 04:58:06 AM
Just discovered this band. No idea how the bass player is holding that down it's fucking hard to do that with spot on timing. Love the Rhodes piano too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le0BLAEO93g

Loving the way the keys player sniffs in the funk.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Twit 2 on July 19, 2019, 05:58:30 PM
This is the best scat singing I have ever heard. Astounding:

https://youtu.be/t1ek4siKqn4
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Puce Moment on July 19, 2019, 10:06:11 PM
I wouldn't really know a Fleetwood Mac song from a Macc Lads song, and I imagine this must have been posted previously within this very thread, but fucking hell this is really impressive:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZZp76M4NGc
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Bennett Brauer on July 20, 2019, 02:40:01 AM
Just discovered this band. No idea how the bass player is holding that down it's fucking hard to do that with spot on timing. Love the Rhodes piano too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le0BLAEO93g

Loving the way the keys player sniffs in the funk.

Sidenote - the keys player (Woody Goss) is the composer. He wrote it with bassist Joe Dart in mind.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: The Boston Crab on July 20, 2019, 12:14:54 PM
Thanks for the Vulfpeck recommendation. I've really enjoyed pretty much everything I've heard there. Like a more straight ahead Weather Report!
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: a duncandisorderly on July 20, 2019, 12:39:34 PM
I wouldn't really know a Fleetwood Mac song from a Macc Lads song, and I imagine this must have been posted previously within this very thread, but fucking hell this is really impressive:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZZp76M4NGc

you seen this? the man's astonishing. they needed two full-on rock stars to replace him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBSWt0b4K8E
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Puce Moment on July 20, 2019, 02:24:28 PM
you seen this? the man's astonishing. they needed two full-on rock stars to replace him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBSWt0b4K8E

I know there are classical guitar players around the world who could probably do that playing in their sleep, but the way he is genuinely emoting the vocals, whilst playing like that is fuck impressive.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: a duncandisorderly on July 20, 2019, 05:09:24 PM
I know there are classical guitar players around the world who could probably do that playing in their sleep, but the way he is genuinely emoting the vocals, whilst playing like that is fuck impressive.

"Buckingham never took guitar lessons and does not read music." so says his wikipedia page, quite proudly. the man's gifted, for sure, but he must've had some guidance.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: DrGreggles on August 05, 2019, 10:11:25 PM
Feargal Sharkey has just tweeted that this footage has been discovered after 39 years:
https://youtu.be/Eqf5zXXtyfU

Marvellous.


WARNING: introduced by a cunt
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Larry Heliotrope on August 08, 2019, 07:42:04 AM
10 astonishing, incendiary minutes of the MC5.
https://youtu.be/74jS3dW0DtE
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Johnboy on August 08, 2019, 12:46:51 PM
Feargal Sharkey has just tweeted that this footage has been discovered after 39 years:
https://youtu.be/Eqf5zXXtyfU

Marvellous.

looks like it's from around the same time as this  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT1tFx9mygo
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Twit 2 on August 08, 2019, 07:26:38 PM
I know there are classical guitar players around the world who could probably do that playing in their sleep, but the way he is genuinely emoting the vocals, whilst playing like that is fuck impressive.

Worth noting the delay is doing a lot of work there, but it’s still great.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: homesickalien on August 12, 2019, 10:46:58 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBIXwLotkJE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBIXwLotkJE)

Pulp - Disco 2000 Live in 2012

I'm not going to say astonishing but those reunion shows looked great.  Jarvis appears to be having a whale of a time dancing, jumping and posing all over the stage and the crowd love it. 

Did anyone see these reunion shows?  I'm gutted I didn't go to any
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Lordofthefiles on August 12, 2019, 08:32:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBIXwLotkJE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBIXwLotkJE)

Pulp - Disco 2000 Live in 2012

I'm not going to say astonishing but those reunion shows looked great.  Jarvis appears to be having a whale of a time dancing, jumping and posing all over the stage and the crowd love it. 

Did anyone see these reunion shows?  I'm gutted I didn't go to any


I saw them in Hyde Park in 2011.

They were really, really superb, and as you say, we're having the time of their lives (apart from Russell Senior who Jarvis accused of being a "miserable bastard" when he wouldn't join them for the final bow after the encore).

Here's the set list if you'd like to imagine how utterly wonderful it was.
https://pulpwiki.net/Pulp/Live3July2011WirelessFestival



Also, the support acts weren't bad.
Grace Jones did an absolute barnstorming set and I now get to say "I've seen Roky Erickson" to anyone that'll listen!
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Jockice on August 13, 2019, 07:15:03 PM
I saw their last gig at Sheffield Arena in December 2012. it was great (I'm surprised they never released it with that film about them) but I was under the impression until now that this was the only time they'd ever taken a bow at the end. I missed it cos I was in the bog though. Russell had bailed out by then anyway, so they didn't have to drag him onto the stage.

Not as good as they were when I saw them in 1982 though. Before they'd sold out. Etc etc.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Jockice on August 13, 2019, 07:24:47 PM
By the way, Jarvis's name came up in conversation today (about names for cats) and one of the women I was talking to (she's in her mid-20s) had never heard of him. She did remember the name Pulp though. I keep forgetting that they're no longer superstars.
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Head Gardener on August 14, 2019, 03:35:50 PM
yes yes I know it's probably been tweaked to within an inch of it's life but is sooo lush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPBirt1YhuM&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPBirt1YhuM&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: SteveDave on August 14, 2019, 07:52:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNwAE4grxp4

I fell into a hole and have watched this (and the rest of the videos available) a few times this week...
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: H-O-W-L on August 16, 2019, 07:34:35 PM
Devin Townsend playing Kingdom. If the metal tone throws you off, just give it some time until he starts singing. The vocal changes get me every time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nubJjB95VdY
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: georgetaylor on August 17, 2019, 10:01:07 AM

Carly Simon - That's the way..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux7HgO9QhAc
Title: Re: Astonishing live performances on YouTube
Post by: Gulftastic on August 18, 2019, 06:13:38 PM
Not fully live, but look how much fun them kids are having!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-Anzd34H30