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blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Posted: 31 Jul 2015, 17:30
by Considering_Cars
It's probably been done before but oh well.
I find that Trimm Trabb sounded better live (around 1999, maybe not now) than recorded, as does tender (I find it hard to endure it recorded but live it's okay). There's probably more but I can't think right now. Is there any you prefer live rather than recorded? Also, is there any where you dislike the live version in comparion (for me it's badhead - I wish it would be dropped from future setlists).

Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Posted: 31 Jul 2015, 17:31
by TripleJay97
I Broadcast. It just sounds more raw and energetic.

Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Posted: 31 Jul 2015, 18:07
by Lt Pinkerton
New World Towers is definitely the clearest example of a song being miles better live. It's my least favourite thing on the album but surely a TMW top 3 track live.
TripleJay97 wrote:I Broadcast. It just sounds more raw and energetic.
Ditto.

Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Posted: 31 Jul 2015, 18:27
by Consigliere_11
Definitely I Broadcast in the newer ones. I'll add "Ambulance" to this list (I though I couldn't love this song more enough, but when I heard lives - oh my), maybe "Sing" (Hyde Park 2012 live has so much more energy in this song).. Maybe there are some more, I couldn't get them off the top of my head

Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Posted: 31 Jul 2015, 18:38
by JAIME
Inertia (I love the studio version too, but live is epic)
Sunday Sunday
Girls & Boys
Parklife
To The End
He Thought Of Cars
M.O.R.
Trimm Trabb
No Distance Left To Run
We've Got A File On You
Gene By Gene
Under The Westway
I Broadcast

In the case of This Is A Low, I fuckin' love the studio version and every live version. 8-)

Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Posted: 31 Jul 2015, 18:46
by AstronomyD81
Lt Pinkerton wrote:New World Towers is definitely the clearest example of a song being miles better live. It's my least favourite thing on the album but surely a TMW top 3 track live.
TripleJay97 wrote:I Broadcast. It just sounds more raw and energetic.
Ditto.
This

Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Posted: 31 Jul 2015, 18:52
by Ambulance
All of the songs you guys already said and this:

- Ambulance: this song is even better live, so goddamn god with the chorus and all that, love it
- Pyongyang: This song is mind blowing on the record but live its pretty amazing
- Though I was Spaceman: Superb
- battle: OH MY GOD, this song its MIND BLOWING live
- Oily Water: that hydepark live interpretation is recorded in my mind, highlight
- Under The Westway: Every time i see it live its better, such an awesome song to play it live and it sounds much better live

Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Posted: 31 Jul 2015, 19:12
by 101reykjavik
Pyongyang of the recent songs. Makes it all the more baffling why it's been left out so often from the set lists. This song takes on a whole other level of magnificence when it's played live.

Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Posted: 01 Aug 2015, 05:29
by Caitlin
Out of time

Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Posted: 01 Aug 2015, 06:05
by metalhipslop
POPSCENE

I really think they should of played it in 2015. what shame....

Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Posted: 01 Aug 2015, 08:48
by munch
Ghost Ship!
I absolutely love the studio version but the live one was just wooww :o

Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Posted: 01 Aug 2015, 13:15
by Rhys
Thought I Was a Spaceman. I think it is much more atmospheric live, and that cool mirrorball
lighting effect totally suits it. The way it seamlessly transitions into Trimm Trabb is brilliant.

Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Posted: 01 Aug 2015, 13:51
by UnderThePuritan
Pyongyang is a Blur great live

Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Posted: 01 Aug 2015, 23:36
by JAIME
I can't say I prefer live versions of Pyongyang over the album version, because I love the studio version and I love each live version of it at the same level. What a great song!

Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Posted: 02 Aug 2015, 15:36
by Liese
Ambulance wrote:Oily Water: that hydepark live interpretation is recorded in my mind, highlight
That, plus Out of Time in the 2015 live version. Graham's guitarwork really adds to it, loved it.