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Wasabi
01-01-2008, 07:17 PM
I really really enjoy the fiddling around before the band launches into a particular song. There's something to be said about the beginnings of idea formation that seem to develop there, it's like we're listening to the seeds of what will be the next 'phase' of a song.

This sounds really lame, to be sure. But still, the little interludes are good times.

There's one I like, though not necessarily the audio quality, before TTW(MLI) at May 26th 2007. It also happened a lot at the Zwan 5 nights at the metro ...

i_adore_adore
01-01-2008, 07:24 PM
I think the best thing about live recordings is that Billy's not in the studio.

EDIT: But you're right, too. I agree.

1100ww
01-01-2008, 07:44 PM
agreed

Wasabi
01-01-2008, 07:45 PM
agreed onthe not in studio thing ... there's much more change for jeff soloing, which is pretty good from what i've been exposed to, and jimmy feeding off the general concert vibe ...

i_adore_adore
01-01-2008, 08:50 PM
Jeff's soloing... :love: Pretty stuff. I love his work on "To Sheila." When I saw it live I was just awed by him. Didn't hurt that I was on his side of the stage :D

reprise85
01-01-2008, 08:56 PM
ah to be 16

i_adore_adore
01-01-2008, 09:02 PM
I'm enjoying it so far :)

reprise85
01-01-2008, 09:34 PM
don't do hard drugs. really.

Frankenstein
01-01-2008, 09:38 PM
don't do hard drugs. really.

what... like cough syrup and lighter fluid?

i_adore_adore
01-01-2008, 10:27 PM
don't do hard drugs. really.

caffeine is as far as it goes with me... and if you saw me with three Coca-Colas you'd know that i have no need for anything harder.

BUT THANK YOU. You're a good person.

better than new
01-01-2008, 11:17 PM
my favorite part of the recordings ... well from sp1 was that you could actually hear that he meant every word he said. when he was belting out... the worse his voice sounded the better i liked it... you could almost feel the emotion coming through the p.a. I love the feedback ... that one sustained high pitched note that changes pitch and then just goes into noise that you get all the time at the end of a song or the climax of a song.. it sounds really stupid to say out loud but those always give me chills... its like an extension of whatever pain he tried to get out during the writing.


sp2 = billy pretending he gives a fuck on stage

stumpycat
01-01-2008, 11:49 PM
I know what you mean about the feedback; I like the one that goes "oooeeeeeEEEEEooowooo" in between notes and such.

Also, of course, more kickass guitarwork and solo interludes than actually appears on the album material itself (which is more by-the-numbers and formulaic, as if to avoid playing something so improvised as to prove unrepeatable for re-takes.)

More Billy screaming/primal growl is always cool, of course.

And then there are the great teases that just end up pissing you off when they don't play them in full. One of my favorites has to be a teaser rendition of that classic jazz song "Take 5" (it was used by this program, "The Secret Life of Machines" that I was in love with when I was a kid...but that's another story...) I was so stoked to hear that up at the RSPAA.

loser2d
01-01-2008, 11:58 PM
or its awesome when they mess up a song and you just laugh

Wasabi
01-02-2008, 01:01 AM
when was Take 5 teased?

redbull
01-02-2008, 10:18 PM
7/19/91

Wasabi
01-02-2008, 11:30 PM
to teh downloadz!
thanks btw

i_adore_adore
01-03-2008, 04:20 PM
And then there are the great teases that just end up pissing you off when they don't play them in full. One of my favorites has to be a teaser rendition of that classic jazz song "Take 5" (it was used by this program, "The Secret Life of Machines" that I was in love with when I was a kid...but that's another story...) I was so stoked to hear that up at the RSPAA.

Haha, we're playing "Take Five" in jazz band this year... I gots a sweet solo. I freakin' love that song. Never knew SP played it...

Wasabi
01-03-2008, 05:04 PM
i'm guessing it's just a jimmy drum riff tease

MisterSquishyHalo
01-03-2008, 05:20 PM
I think the best thing about live recordings is that Billy's not in the studio.

EDIT: But you're right, too. I agree.



YR, YK

cork_soaker
01-03-2008, 05:30 PM
"here's the song i hope you hum when you get fucked up the ass"
cue slunk

Mr. Mister
01-03-2008, 05:53 PM
"here's the song i hope you hum when you get fucked up the ass"
cue slunk
...cue the Everlasting Gays instead.

i_adore_adore
01-03-2008, 06:06 PM
YR, YK

Huh?

slunken
01-03-2008, 06:19 PM
"here's the song i hope you hum when you get fucked up the ass"
cue slunk

lol

what show?

wHATcOLOR
01-03-2008, 06:23 PM
BUT THANK YOU. You're a good person.

how do you know that and who made you the judge of who's good and who's not

cork_soaker
01-03-2008, 06:26 PM
lol

what show?

7/19/91.

slunken
01-03-2008, 06:28 PM
oh snap; right on...

i_adore_adore
01-03-2008, 06:55 PM
how do you know that and who made you the judge of who's good and who's not

I've missed you being a butthead to me. cigarski is doing a pretty good job, but no one could ever replace you.

slunken
01-03-2008, 07:03 PM
i was just re-listening to the easter show in kent ohio 2000 today and I noticed almost all the songsd were changed from their respective albums ...to shiela is in a different key, zero has an extended ending. IOTM outro, 1979 tempo change, Cherub intro, Etc, Etc...not to mention all the piano jamming

that's what i like about live recordings; if i wanted to hear the album I'd just listen to it

here's a question for ya: and potentially a new thread: whats the best/favorite tour only song (i.e. - gossamer, once in a lifetime, rock on)? i'm a big talking heads fan so once/lifteime for me...but i DO love me some gossamer

i_adore_adore
01-03-2008, 07:51 PM
The Leaving Lament

:p

But really, I think that might be the one for me... Seems kinda strange to prefer a simple song like that to a monster like Gossamer (and trust me, I do love Gossamer), but yeah... I think The Leaving Lament takes the cake for me.