Best live performance in the history of Music

  • disasterpiece

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    Sep 25, 2010 8:38 PM GMT
    There's one thing I really like to do and it's to go out on Youtube and watch a cupple of the most memorable live performance from this or that artists.

    You know, these performances that were made during Award shows, or any show that you think "Oh my god, that's her/him at her/his best !" and gets you all shivering !

    I don't want to see YOUR favorite artists at his best. I want to see what you think his the best performance ever, from any artist !

    Here's some examples of what I think are very remarkable performances...













    And of course, our good old Celine. 3:18 is SOOO epic !

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    Sep 25, 2010 8:59 PM GMT
    The voices of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerard of Dead Can Dance work so well together. This was recorded during the 93-94 tour of the U.S. and the performances were amazing.

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    Sep 25, 2010 9:08 PM GMT
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    Sep 25, 2010 9:20 PM GMT
    I love this thread!

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    Sep 25, 2010 11:06 PM GMT


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    Sep 25, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
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    Sep 25, 2010 11:13 PM GMT
    Man Britney's 2000 VMA's performance was legendary. Good times.
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    Sep 25, 2010 11:23 PM GMT
    Oh, yeah, another one from Jewel, though I'm not sure if this is puuure emotion or puuuure heroïne... You decide icon_razz.gif



    And another one great performance, in my opinion...



    And a claaaasssic here ! God I LOVE this song !

  • rioriz

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    Sep 25, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
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    Mariah's performance always gives me chills when I watched it! That was THE performance of a lifetime for her!
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    Sep 25, 2010 11:34 PM GMT
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    Sep 25, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
    rioriz said


    I agree. This was an amazing performance.
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    Sep 26, 2010 12:15 AM GMT
    Wait for it...

    The anticipation is worth it...

    Try not to cream your shorts...



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    Sep 26, 2010 12:20 AM GMT
    Tina and Beyonce doing Proud Mary together. Wow.
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    Sep 26, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    I don't have a cool video but Prince performing at the super bowl a few years back... fucking awesome!
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    Sep 26, 2010 4:46 AM GMT
    rioriz said


    By Pink, I prefered those one, same style, with the aerials...










    And this one too...



    But at this same show (Grammys 2010), Beyonce did sooooo great. I'm not a huuuge fan, but I was totally blown away by this performance, especially the beginning (2-3 first lines of the song)

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    Sep 26, 2010 7:17 PM GMT
    Wanna have chills ? Daaaayum, that was powerful.

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    Sep 26, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
    Sisters of the Moon....Fleetwood Mac....Stevie Nicks delivers one of her best and wildest vocal performances ever...especially from the 5:20 mark on simply mesmerizing and just going off and simply looking incredibly beautfiul as well




    Annie Lennox and David Bowie doing Under Pressure at the Freddy Mercury Tribute concert






    LL Cool J on MTV Unplugged singing Momma Said Knock You Out...definitely masterbatory fantasy material





    Madonna's Vogue at the MTV awards, easily easily the best live performance that those awards have ever had far surpassing that wannabee Lady Ga Ga




    Cranberries doing Zombie on MTV Unplugged




    Scott Weilend of STP really delivers here on Plush on MTV Unplugged


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    Sep 27, 2010 12:00 AM GMT
    Cannot forget the Eurythmics peforming Sweet Dreams at the Grammys in 1984. Annie as Elvis

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    Sep 27, 2010 2:36 AM GMT
    Not the best vocal, although to her credit she doesn't lip synch this, but the performance is so raw, energetic and forceful. I like this better than the more polished opening to Blond Ambition that it became the following year.

    It stands as an interesting book end with her Vogue performance shared earlier in this thread. Here she demonstrates her raw talents as a singer, dancer, performer...where in the Vogue performance a year later she gives us drama, art, etc.

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    Sep 27, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    haha, so History of Music starts 5 years ago ? ;P

    i never go to pop performances... although i still kick myself for having missed Daft Punk 4 years ago.

    anyway, the one performance that remains in my memory is not music but dance :

    seeing Sylvie Guillem live at Covent Garden in nov. 1991 , dancing La Luna ( by Maurice Bejart on Bach's 2nd mov. from his E + violin concerto )
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    Sep 27, 2010 2:44 AM GMT
    All of these are great...

    But YouTube didn't exist for Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner or Chopin.

    But that's just my taste.
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    Sep 27, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    xassantex saidhaha, so History of Music starts 5 years ago ? ;P

    i never go to pop performances... although i still kick myself for having missed Daft Punk 4 years ago.


    Well, just after creating the topic, I wasn't sure about the title. In fact, "History of Music" is quite different, in my opinion than "history of performances".

    I think that the need for today's artist to PERFORM, and push their voice to the limit is something very contemporary. I don't think Beethoven ever felt the need to blow off the whole crowd when playing piano in front of and audience.

    So as I'm looking for chilling-shivering-off-the-hook performances (and not pure and honest musical talent exhibitions of all sorts), I guess it brings recent performances on the thread. I should change the title for "in the INDUSTRY of music" :p

    And about Daft Punk, they came in Montreal in 2007. I was there. No comments... Just thoes face => icon_eek.gif



    I also went to see Muse live this year, and it was tooooo-tuh-lly awesome !



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    Sep 27, 2010 4:27 AM GMT
    I've seen some pretty well-performed shows. Probably the one that sticks best in my memory was from a 70's jazz-fusion group called "Matrix 9."

    There was a big ice storm the night of the concert. Nobody in their right mind left home, unless they had 4-wheel drive and all tires chained up. (i.e., a few hick farm people.) The band came out on stage and saw the audience... all 20 or so of us in the theater. But instead of canceling, they just asked us all to come up and sit on the stage with them, then played their full concert. As if there were a thousand people there.
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    Sep 27, 2010 4:39 AM GMT
    I have seen Prince live many times. He is one of our best showmen EVER. I was blown away at his D.C. Lovesexy show in '88.



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    Sep 27, 2010 4:42 AM GMT




    And the best of all: