Why do some people listen to live versions of songs that they like? Is there some joy to be had in pretending like you're at a concert?
Personally, I would never want to listen to what is literally just a song with shitty audio quality and a big crowd of people screaming in the background.
For the most part I agree, but some bands are simply better live. Some bands will add on certain sections, or simply have a more raw live performance that lends itself better to the songs
It really just depends on the artist, though
wow I can't believe I have to spell this out for you. Some bands are severely limited by the sound that can be created in the studio, and often times studio versions fail to capture the passion of a performance. This is not true for every artist but there are artists that you almost always want to listen to live versions such as The Grateful Dead, My Morning Jacket, Lou Reed, Talking Heads, Traffic, etc... I hate that I took the bait here but figured I would respond just in case you really are that thick
>band can emphasize different aspect of song live
>band can expand the song and make it longer live
>band can change the tone and composition completely live, making it basically an entirely different song
>also, some bands have a lot of material they only play live that never makes it onto the albums, this makes the live albums interesting as they contain all new material for the listener
>mfw recorded live tracks are overdubbed in studio
Post tracks that are better live.
>Ride - Nowhere
well live shows usually show a different version of the song. if recording quality is good its like a new song in a way, just interesting to hear
but then this wont happen with bands like acdc or whatever that just play their hits with no alteration. altho it can be interesting to watch