#1
My friend was saying how muse was one the best live bands in the world because they sound the same live as they do on the record. (I think they're shit either way tbh) and I was saying I would rather go to a concert and not hear a carbon copy of the cd.

But anyway, would you like to go see a band and hear a carbon copy of the cd or just a good performance?



#2
Why not both?
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Also, some bands like to change things up in the songs a bit because...

well, it can get pretty difficult playing the same songs over and over again and not get tired of it.
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#7
I dunno, I just wouldn't want to go to a concert and hear the cd played back to me.


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#9
It depends who the band is and what songs they're playing. When I saw Metallica I wanted to hear the classics as they are on the albums, but I wanted them to experiment with the new stuff. When I saw Pearl Jam, I wanted them to be a little creative with all the songs.
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#10
Most important thing is, I just want a good show.

If they can put on a great show and sound perfect, that's fine.

If having to run around and interact with the audience hampers their performance, fine, go ahead and do it anyways.


If the band can play perfect but they just stand there and play, pfft.

And if they just stand there and they suck as well? Bwahahahaa..
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#11
Yeah a good show is always better. If its sounds like the CD thats great but its still not fun if they don't make a good show of it.
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Anyways, I also would rather not hear a carbon copy of the CD.
#16
Well, Muse is one of those bands whose older songs are prolly better than their newer ones. Don't get me wrong, the newer songs (from "The Resistance") were interesting. But the stuff off of "Absolution" is definitely better. Or so I've heard, I've only got "Black Holes and Revelations" and "The Resistance". I liked "Black Holes and Revelations" a lot more than "The Resistance".
#17
Personally, I'd rather a song with a few f*ck ups but with a band really going for it than people standing round doing nothing, a la Muse.
#19
I want a good show, more than a 'flawless' performance. What if you were one of the types that followed a band around all year long, like a deadhead? Would you continue to go to Grateful Dead concerts if they took out all the jamming, and only played their recorded material straight during the show?
#20
Note-4-Note solos aren't my thing, I prefer a little improvisation, otherwise it doesn't have that organic feel of a live performance.

Some styles don't lend themselves to very much improvisation though.
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#22
Muse definitely doesn't sound the same live as they do on the record, and that is the mark of a good band as far as i'm concerned. As long as its a good different.
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My friend was saying how muse was one the best live bands in the world because they sound the same live as they do on the record. (I think they're shit either way tbh)

Stopped reading there

EDIT: Also they don't really sound the same. They're different in a good way.
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#25
I'd rather see a band play sloppy while putting a lot of energy into the set than watch four guys stand around playing the same stuff, if that's what you mean.
#26
I like shows better if it doesn't sound exactly like the album version.

And musicians standing around doing nothing but playing instruments doesn't bother me that much. I prefer awesome light shows along with musicians playing awesomely to lame light shows and musicians running around like idiots and not playing to their fullest to "put on a good show".
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#29
i like bands that can reproduce their music live to it's full integrity. i believe this is the mark of a great band.

as of now, i'm listening to a lot of BTBAM who sound absolutely perfect live, a more perfect band i have yet to hear. i can listen to their live performances, and if i don't watch the video for some time i forget it's a live performance.

Rush are a band who might sound EXACTLY like they do on cd, but who's live music is very faithful to their cd's.
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#30
Muse improvise on every song live.

I don't care, but I like some improvisation and I like energetic performances (meaning I almost always don't like it when bands just stand there and perform).

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My friend was saying how muse was one the best live bands in the world because they sound the same live as they do on the record. (I think they're shit either way tbh) and I was saying I would rather go to a concert and not hear a carbon copy of the cd.

But anyway, would you like to go see a band and hear a carbon copy of the cd or just a good performance?





I don't know why, but this made lol super hard.
#32
alot of people assume that when a band is performing live, they are attempting to reproduce what they have previously "perfected" in the studio, but this is not the case with many bands.

Now, I do not listen to Muse regularly, so I cannot speak for them, but I know of many bands that write material specifically for live use. IE, they attempt to reproduce in the studio what they have perfected in live performance. Most of the bands today that I see write this way are sort of underground musicians, especially folk and folk-rock ones. (of course, there are exceptions) But I know classic musicians such as The Who and Bruce Springsteen wrote this way, at least for their earlier material.

And if you look at the live recordings from these bands (in that era, of course), you can really tell. There is an energy in their live performance that is raw and unmatched from their studio sessions. Its NOT "My Generation with a couple of nifty solos added and the instrumentation changed up a bit," but rather it is "My Generation as it was originally meant to be heard, and the studio version does no justice to it."

It depends on the bands, obviously. But I appreciate a good live performance, and its rare that I've seen a band who writes songs in this way that isnt absolutely stellar live.
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#33
Let's take skindred for example.
When playing live they change songs a fair bit with putting large breaks in some songs while benji talks to the crowd before jumping back into the chorus and the crowd going wild. Skindred are amazing live and it's the crowd interaction that separates them from anyone else.
It is nice to hear carbon copies of the records but to be a great live band it's not needed.

#34
The secret to Muse's performance awesomeness isn't just studio version reproduction (which I don
t entirely agree with they always throw in riffs and different solos ect) it's that they're simply spectacular
#36
THIS

I challenge you to find a note for note duplication of this song. This is coming from a sworn jam band fan, but my theory is that if a band doesnt change it up at least a little bit, at the very least offer me a different visual experience, I won't shell out money for a ticket to see them.
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Note-4-Note solos aren't my thing, I prefer a little improvisation, otherwise it doesn't have that organic feel of a live performance.

Some styles don't lend themselves to very much improvisation though.


+1

I like to see bands do better live than they do on the CD.
i.e. I like how Yngwie Malmsteen plays some of his songs differently live than they are on CD. I like that.
I like to see something a little different than on what's on the CD.
I don't want to suddenly think, "I hope they aren't lipsinking."
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I'd rather see a band play sloppy while putting a lot of energy into the set than watch four guys stand around playing the same stuff, if that's what you mean.

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