Live versions of songs that (to you) are better than the album version | Page 3 | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
Kcrad
LSU Fan
Slidell
Member since Nov 2010
14479 posts

re: Live versions of songs that (to you) are better than the album version


Cracker - - It ain't gonna suck itself

LINK

I say baby, it ain't gonna suck itself
Virgin Records, it ain't gonna suck itself
I say baby, it ain't gonna suck itself
What 'chew waiting for? it ain't gonna suck itself

Well I flew out from Virginie on the very first day
I heard my record company exercise my pay to play
Went to see Mr. Lott but his assistant said no
"Security will escort you to the parking lot"

It was 102 degrees I was feeling kind of hot
So I walked across the street for one of those Mexican frozen popsicles
Couldn't buy just one so I bought myself a box
When I come back the assistant she's standing in the parking lot

No hard feelings do you want one of these?
But she looks at me like I was speaking Chinese
The security man walks up he helps himself to one
Coincidently Chinese and hot from standing in the sun

Then he helps himself to another he puts it in her hand
But she looks at it like it was a piece of crap
Or a dead and dying bird she didn't understand
So I was just trying to be helpful when I said...

Baby, it ain't gonna suck itself
Oh Virgin Records, it ain't gonna suck itself
I beg to differ cousin, it should be, it ain't gonna lick itself
Ok we'll try it that way It ain't gonna lick itself

Well I'm standing in the parking lot waiting on my ride
His name is Jackson Haring and he's still inside
He went in through mailroom for some record company swag
But this Virgin Records there ain't shite to be had

And the halls they was empty because everyone was laid off
And he took a wrong turn ends up in the tape vault
Only one thing to do when you’re standing face to face
With the Sticky Fingers, Let It Be master tapes

You've got to stick them in the satchel and head on the down the hall
Saying these will go nicely with that Residents eyeball
Many years ago while working for Bill Graham Presents
A prop eyeball was stolen backstage from The Residents

And the rumor went around that Jackson was the thief
But that's neither here nor there and I was sitting in the jeep
Looking at the Sticky Fingers master tapes
My popsicle’s dripping on the seat so I throw it out the window
And it lands at the feet of Roy Lott

Hey Roy, it ain't gonna suck itself
Ah Virgin Records, it ain't gonna suck itself
And one time for the ladies, It ain't gonna lick itself
Ah Virgin Records, it ain't gonna suck itself

Baby, it ain't gonna suck itself
Everyone at Virgin Records, it ain't gonna suck itself
One for the ladies, it ain't gonna lick itself
What 'chew waitin' for, it ain't gonna suck itself

Mr. Lott, it ain't gonna suck itself
Everyone on Foothill Road, it ain't gonna suck itself
Just so we're not totally sexist, it ain't gonna lick itself
Virgin Records, it ain't gonna suck itself






Back to top
  Replies (0)
TowBROater
LSU Fan
Watson
Member since Apr 2012
484 posts

re: Live versions of songs that (to you) are better than the album version


Callin Baton Rouge - Garth Brooks





Back to top
  Replies (0)
MaximumTiger
LSU Fan
The fiery pits of Hell
Member since Aug 2004
2669 posts

re: Live versions of songs that (to you) are better than the album version


Still In Love With You - Thin Lizzy. The version from the album Live And Dangerous, not the one from the video Live And Dangerous (which is what is on YouTube). Although the video version is much better too.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
AlxTgr
LSU Fan
Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
35241 posts

re: Live versions of songs that (to you) are better than the album version


Live versions of songs usually suck ass. The singer changes shite. The sounds is wrong, etc etc. OTOH, Iron and Wine changed the songs for the better. His vocals were too hidden and weak in most of the studio versions. In concert, he seemed to have come out of a shell. The ACL show was just fantastic.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
Jester
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
17459 posts

re: Live versions of songs that (to you) are better than the album version


quote:

The music you hear was performed in a live setting.


A whole lot of "studio" albums are recorded in a "live setting." Also, a lot of "live" albums have been overdubbed in a studio.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
LSUTygerFan
LSU Fan
Team Boxtard
Member since Jun 2008
26883 posts

re: Live versions of songs that (to you) are better than the album version


Freebird live is one of the best ever

Freebird Live 13 minutes of greatness

Gimme 3 Steps

Bring all my mules out here and kick em one time



This post was edited on 10/3 at 10:04 am


Back to top
  Replies (0)
bobbyray21
Tennessee Fan
Member since Sep 2009
9490 posts

re: Live versions of songs that (to you) are better than the album version


quote:

Any song by any band/musician worth their salt. If they are a legitimately good band they will feed off the crowd and be better live.

A musician isn't worth a damn if hes only good when he has the benefit of infinite takes and studio effects.


This is nonsense on multiple levels.

The song may be better live if you are actually there to hear it. But live recordings rarely sound as good as the studio version. It shouldn't take a rocket scientist (or acoustics engineer) to figure out why.






Back to top
bobbyray21
Tennessee Fan
Member since Sep 2009
9490 posts

re: Live versions of songs that (to you) are better than the album version


Does MTV Unplugged count as a live version? It's certainly a live performance, but it's basically in a studio.

Anyway, I'll go with it:

The following two songs performed on unplugged:
Nirvana -- All Apologies
Jay-Z -- H.O.V.A

And this live version of "Trani" by Kings of Leon, which is a song that was just meant to be played live imho.
Kings of Leon -- Trani (live)






Back to top
Chitter Chatter
LSU Fan
In and Out of Consciousness
Member since Sep 2009
2405 posts

re: Live versions of songs that (to you) are better than the album version




Back to top
Junior23
Southern Miss Fan
Member since Sep 2012
696 posts

re: Live versions of songs that (to you) are better than the album version


Garth Brooks- I've Got Friends in Low Places & The Thunder Rolls. Both have an extra verse you don't hear on the radio which make them badass!
I've Got Friends in Low Places: Well I guess I was wrong I just don't belong but then I've been there before everything's alright I'll just say goodnight and I'll show myself to the door hey, I didn't mean to cause a big scene just wait till I finish this glass and sweet little lady I'll head back to the bar
GIVE IT TO ME and you can kiss my ass!
The Thunder Rolls: She runs back down the hallway through the bedroom door reaches for the pistol kept in the dresser drawer tells the lady in the mirror he won't do this again because tonight will the last time she'll wonder where he's been.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
OldTigahFot
LSU Fan
Drinkin' with the rocket scientists
Member since Jan 2012
5716 posts

re: Live versions of songs that (to you) are better than the album version


From my personal "crank-it-up" list :


Minstrel in the Gallery - Jethro Tull

The Waiting - Tom Petty






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Marciano1
LSU Fan
Marksville, LA
Member since Jun 2009
8656 posts

re: Live versions of songs that (to you) are better than the album version


quote:

For me, this version of Bob Dylan - Shelter From the Storm

I was gonna post this video. Great song live.






Back to top
oompaw
LSU Fan
In piney hill country...
Member since Dec 2007
6238 posts

re: Live versions of songs that (to you) are better than the album version


Okie from Muskogee - Merle Haggard

Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother - Jerry Jeff Walker

A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash







Back to top
  Replies (0)
CoCo311
LSU Fan
Anyone want my shirt??
Member since Jun 2012
14610 posts

re: Live versions of songs that (to you) are better than the album version


quote:


Every Dave Matthews Band song.



I'm not sure I'd say EVERY, but a significant number!






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Pepe Lepew
LSU Fan
Looney tuned .....
Member since Oct 2008
22553 posts

re: Live versions of songs that (to you) are better than the album version


every Grand Funk Railroad song





Back to top
  Replies (0)


Back to top