Better Off Not Live
pkeets at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 22 20:42:07 CST 2004
>>The versions from the 1996-97 tours were very powerful and I liked the big
>band backing them. I don't know that you can compare these to the studio
>version, as they're very different animals. The studio version seems very
>weak in comparison, but it's very well done in a different way.
>I agree the big backing band suited most of the Quadrophenia material. I
can't see how you can call the studio version "weak" in any way, though. On
the contrary, I find it one of their most powerful performances, live or on
Ummm. Artistic and abandoned, yes. But it doesn't achieve the exultant
roar that live performance gives it. I find it's impossible to sit through
that song in concert.
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