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    Default Bands Who Can't Play Live?

    Forgive the example: I had a passing interest in Coldplay for a while, mostly stemming from their Apple commercial (I am a huge Apple freak).

    I looked them up on Youtube, looking for some live concert footage. Well, I found some. And it was boring. Sounded great, but the guys just...kinda...stood there. Or sat there.

    This might not be fair of me, maybe they were just having an off day, but have you ever been disappointed by famous artists who turn out to be less-then-stellar live? Who?
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    I was pretty excited to see The Shins last year at Vegoose. They ended up boring the hell outta me. Their best song was a cover of Pink Floyd's "Breathe in the Air." That's not a good sign when your best song is a cover song. So yeah, pretty disappointed in the band from my hometown, Albuquerque.

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    Shins are fairly boring live, but they are amazing in comparison to Weezer. They seem like they just don't want to be playing whatsoever, and the music reflects that wholesale.
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    their lead singers are dead, they def. can't play live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustSteve View Post
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    their lead singers are dead, they def. can't play live.
    Bah-dum-TISH!

    And Rivers Coumo's lack-of-stage-presence is pretty well known. The guy stands out there like he wishes everyone would just stop staring at him. When your bass player is upstaging you, you are in trouble.
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    The Strokes are terrible live. They had no enthusiasm, no energy, and seemed like they didn't want to be there.

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    Gogol Bordello suck live. They all just stand there and all the music just comes out like shit when its live. There is no energy, no nothing. Pretty disappointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woogie846 View Post
    The Strokes are terrible live. They had no enthusiasm, no energy, and seemed like they didn't want to be there.
    Untrue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsblend420 View Post
    Gogol Bordello suck live. They all just stand there and all the music just comes out like shit when its live. There is no energy, no nothing. Pretty disappointing.
    These are supposed to be bands that don't suck on album too, I think. Therefore Gogol is disqualified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsblend420 View Post
    Gogol Bordello suck live. They all just stand there and all the music just comes out like shit when its live. There is no energy, no nothing. Pretty disappointing.

    true
    as predicted by nostradamus

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    alot of black/death metal bands dont play live.

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    How important is it for a band to play well live? I know Rock is largely a studio art (not as bad as pop though), but I've lost interest in a group's sound after learning their live performances suck, thinking if they can't be bothered to actually try and entertain the people who've shelled out money to be there, they were hacks from the beginning.
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    Default Re: Bands Who Can't Play Live?

    Well, for people who like going to concerts (which is kinda a lot of this board) the quality of the live performance probably matters quite a bit.



    I mean... fucking duh.
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    I'm not a fan of Deftones albums that much at all but they are pathetic live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woogie846 View Post
    The Strokes are terrible live. They had no enthusiasm, no energy, and seemed like they didn't want to be there.
    What? Where did you see them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RotationSlimWang View Post
    Les Savy Fav.
    I really enjoyed their set at Coach, but that has a lot to do with the front man being a fucking lunatic.
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    I saw them at The El Rey a few months back. The frontman fucking ruined it for me. I get it, I get it, dude--you're a spontaneous and energetic weirdo. How about you try singing worth half a shit whenever you get done with all the flopping and flailing around? Maybe? Just for a minute? No? Perhaps you should hire somebody else to actually try to sing the songs and you can fully dedicate yourself to being a wild fat ass.
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    Hannah, I don't know that pigs have big weiners, and my early 20's facination with dogs because of weiner size, I think. If that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsblend420 View Post
    Gogol Bordello suck live. They all just stand there and all the music just comes out like shit when its live. There is no energy, no nothing. Pretty disappointing.
    FAIL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blinken View Post
    I really enjoyed their set at Coach, but that has a lot to do with the front man being a fucking lunatic.
    seconded. The dude gave me a foot massage, it was awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sushov23 View Post
    FAIL.
    I think he was being sarcastic...

    but I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sushov23 View Post
    FAIL.
    Yeah I'm pretty sure that was sarcasm. It HAS to be sarcasm or it's seriously a double FAIL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Dylanja View Post
    I'm not a fan of Deftones albums that much at all but they are pathetic live.
    Yeah they aren't the most crisp band live, that honor goes to either Tool or My Morning Jacket for me. Deftones were fun to see in a small club, though. The energy was great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballarl View Post
    Untrue.
    agreed. at least the 4 times I have seen them. I had SO much fun.


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    Quote Originally Posted by betao View Post
    I think he was being sarcastic...

    but I could be wrong.
    i'm thinking it is, but just in case I already set him up with FAIL.

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    I saw Deftones 11 years ago at a small club and weezer at the Music Farm on the Pinkerton tour and they both tore it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    agreed. at least the 4 times I have seen them. I had SO much fun.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomThom View Post
    What? Where did you see them?
    The Gibson Ampitheatre. They sounded fine, but talk about boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woogie846 View Post
    The Gibson Ampitheatre. They sounded fine, but talk about boring.
    Oh yeah, both of those shows were a tad less inspiring than say their show in SF at The Concourse or their show at The Troub a few 2 months before.
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    The Strokes suck period, this is a worthless debate.


    Roger Waters.
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    Hannah, I don't know that pigs have big weiners, and my early 20's facination with dogs because of weiner size, I think. If that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RotationSlimWang View Post
    The Strokes suck period, this is a worthless debate.


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