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  • Started 3 weeks ago by bionaut
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  1. bionaut
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    I've had a practice, for years, of giving an MP song a five-star rating the first time it hits me as a live recording. Later on, after hearing other versions, I might drift back to that first five-star version, like this is the zenith for that tune, and is it still? It is always interesting to hear how the initial ratings play out.

    Bear in mind. I have only listened to live versions of MP tunes. I have heard no album versions of any song. I'm that weird American guy that only ever listened to Hawkwind and Monster Magnet from 1975 to yesterday with young boys and has no discretionary income except for Hawkwind records on RSD.

    Anywho, I'm listening to 'Stained Glass' from 2014-06-09 in Dusseldorf, and it's hitting me still as maybe five stars in my universe.

    I would be interested to know if anyone else has a five-star live version of an MP tune?

    Peace to all in these troubled times.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  2. nicoot
    Member

    The Other Other Fool, K9 Suite, The Wheel and Vortex Surfer from Roadwork 1 are pretty close

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  3. Ratmaus
    Member

    Back To Source, Kristiansand 1996-07-05. Actually, it’s the only live version I’ve heard, but imho i kicks the shit out of the studio version released in 1997.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  4. shakti
    Member

    Ocean in Her Eye from Reutlingen, GER 1998/05/22

    The massive grind of Snah's Hiwatt/Orange/Space-Echo setup is breathtaking and the definitive version of this song.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  5. Johnny_Heartfield
    Member

    Hell I-VII at Zakk, Düsseldorf 09.06.2014
    http://motorpsycho.no/2014/06/zakk-dusseldorf/

    Close Your Eyes - played as an encore at the Unicorn gig in Cologne, Stollwerck 17.04.2012. Starting very, very calm and building slowly up, yet very intensive - what a relief after the somewhat tiring Unicorn stuff (not the best sound, no stops between songs, 1h full-on Motorpsychedelic torture).

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  6. otherdemon
    Member

    It's interesting that the 2014 Düsseldorf show has been mentioned.

    Because that show contains a live version of Ghost that IMO is quite
    superior to the original on Behind The Sun. Added energy, double mellotron attack + some powerful
    Snah soloing is always a winner in my book

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  7. kippenhok
    Member

    It's interesting how you mention a Unicorn show. I had a similar experience with Gullable's at the Utrecht Unicorn show. Also somewhat tiring, and also not the best sound.

    The Unicorn only made sense to me after the Oslo Opera experience.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  8. GBD
    Member

    Hogwash - Folken - Stavanger 1998

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  9. supernaut
    Member

    STG & Hogwash on RW III. That STG ending

    Chien RW V.

    Any live version of Heartattack Mac.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  10. Deadnautpsychohead
    Member

    For me, that must be K9 from Bremen, 10/22/2017

    So psychedelic!

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  11. bionaut
    Member

    These replies are all great. I love it!

    K9 is probably the most interesting MP song for me. The Bremen show from 2017-10-22 is one of five versions that currently have five stars in my collection. How can you pick one? I can not!

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  12. kippenhok
    Member

    What are the other 5star K9?

    One of mine would be Trondheim 22/10/2006.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  13. shakti
    Member

    There’s plenty of amazing K9 versions through the years, Trondheim 2006 is definitely one of them (and rather different from any other ones). I still think the definitive version is the RW 1 version, or any of the other ones from the same time (end of spring 98 tour).

    I had a bunch of live recordings on my (just now-deceased. R.I.P. 2005 iPod 60GB. You had a long good run). One day The Wheel from Bergen 1998/10/10 came up and I was shocked how good it was. 5 stars right there.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  14. Wulf
    Member

    30/30

    Nov. 28th 2011 Oslo Domkirke "Orgelfest"

    *****

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  15. edi38
    Member

    Berlin 2013-04-28 K9

    Still love It! 5 *****

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  16. Blashyrkh
    Member

    A more recent song for me But what a great performance: http://www.motorpsychodelicclips.com/depot/pacific-sonata

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  17. supernaut
    Member

    @bionaut
    Did I get that right? You‘ve never heard a MP studio album?

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  18. Tomcat
    Member

    @Blashyrkh: That Leuven gig also came to my mind - I just could not decide between Pacific Sonata and Fools Gold

    I'd still vote for an "official fan bootleg" of this show, a 2LP would be fine:

    A1) Lacuna Sunrise (19 min.)
    B1) Lacuna continued (11 min.)
    B2) Psychotzar (9 min.)
    C1) Pacific Sonata (22 min.)
    D1) Fools Gold (18 min.)

    It could be done the Gizzard way: A matrix of SBD + Audience (Bernie source). Sigh ...

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  19. mikke
    Member

    please tell more about the gizzard way (you listed some keywords only).

    Some 5* moments:

    - K9 from Konserthuset, Oslo:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2QRKVocrdw

    Kind of in your dreams recordings:

    - the first gig in Nidarosdomen (the Halloween gig)
    - Teknisk Museum gig

    both with the marvellous Ståle Storløkken.

    (In general MP needs a dedicated guy on keys on stage. Baard Slagsvold, I miss you!).

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  20. supernaut
    Member

    Uh yes, Fool‘s Gold! Absolutely.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  21. Tomcat
    Member

    King Gizzard are giving selected recordings of their shows (2019 and the most recent Australian ones) in high quality as free downloads so small labels can press "official bootlegs" of those. Not that the three studio albums within the last year would be enough to play and collect ... - insane

    P.S.: To keep Stickman and Rune in control it could be done as a focused project by one concrete (belgian?) label. But enough of that here, that's another topic.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  22. Mark
    Member

    KGATLW are great band, in every way! But that's for another thread...

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  23. oh yes, that Leuven show was incredible

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  24. Punj Lizard
    Member

    More love for that Leuven show right here. Lacuna, Sonata, Fools Gold - all 5-star for me.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #

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