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I know we can list countless songs which over the decades we can class as ACE, however I want to know who's personal LIVE favourite is.

Ill kick off.

PINK GLOVE.

There has been several reworkings in the early days regarding the lyrics, however the basics of the song did indeed remain the same. I think it was the Halifax Piece Hall 1991 gig where it was debuted, and sounded so stripped back and basic, unfinished lyrics - some of which you cant make out. The use of the stylophone was perfect in this song for my liking - it added that little more drama to the chorus. Pink Glove on His N Hers was definately too far overproduced in my opinion. If you watch the performance on No Stilletoes, the synth from Candida and stylo was just AMAZING. Maybe it was also to do with the fact that it was performed in a church which gave the further echo effect which made it sound so damned good.

Another favourite performance is Glastonbury 1995. The sad part was that there was no stylo used on the song, however just how dominating did Candida sound in the chorus with her parts....sheer brilliance. I always chuckle when you see Webbo staring deep into the camera lens as if looks could kill....epic!



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The Fear - great opener
FEELINGCALLEDLOVE (reworked 2000-2002)
Sylvia, I Love Life and Sunrise - I always thought that these didn't work too well on record but sounded great live
Seductive Barry - the live version lasts forever, it's not really appropriate for festivals but fantastic for smaller gigs
I also like the performances of OU merging into Lipgloss from 1994 (see Fiction Romance)

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I really love the No Stilettos version of She's a Lady. That extended dramatic intro with Russell's violin taking centre stage is just great and Steve's looping bass line has a nice groove to it that blends well with the rest of the instruments. My favourite bit would have to be how the violin enhances the bridge imo, it sounds more stripped-down than the album version, which might have a touch too many synths for my liking.

I also tend to prefer live renditions of DYRTFT? to any recorded version just cause you can hear the bass better, honestly (that really nice riff during the chorus!) I'm also a sucker for any live version of Blue Girls, I would kill for a high quality recording of their Flux 1999 rendition.

I agree as well with Seductive Barry played live, it works very nicely against all odds.



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Good topic!

Of the tracks mentioned here, I definitely agree with Pink Glove and She's a Lady. So many terrific versions crom 1992/93, in both cases with those long building intros they used to do so well. And it's a tragedy they couldn't find a way to make Russell's amazing violin part, surely the lifeblood of She's a Lady, work on the studio version.

The other obvious one for me is My Legendary Girlfriend. Again, so many great versions from 91/92. I love the studio version too, but live it's a different song, and you can really hear how confident they'd become as a live band as they kick into it and stretch it out while Jarvis rambles on. It's got it all - long atmospheric build up, raw and rocking chorus, sexy ramblings. Great!

OU. That loud buzzy stylophone intro and the final chord held forever, the energy of the whole thing.

Help the Aged. Can't quite put my finger on it, but even though the song's not one of my big favourites it always seemed to work really well live.

And the wildcard... Master of the Universe!



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Im not sure if you may have heard one of the demos for Shes A Lady Sturdy - I have a feeling that it was completely reworked for the album sadly, and it took away some of the natural charm of the track. Russell's violin was a huge loss for the studio mix, Cheesy Lady portraid his role perfectly.

Leggers - I havent heard that many live versions. La Ciglle 1991 is probably the one that stands out the most that I have heard. In fact speaking of Leggers - I have just bought the caff 7" for 80. Absolutely mint condition - never played. The soundcheck on the vinyl was bloody good if I can recall, lost my rip of it though.

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Scott, here's a dl link we.tl/t-ixUEiRBzvS

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I have 11 live versions, the most recent from 1993, 2 from 1992 and the rest from 1991, two of those from tv performances. The best sounding version of course is from the Party Clowns cd.



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Can't add much except to reiterate the sheer brilliance of Pink Glove, She's A Lady and OU live. OU in particular always seemed to be a monster with that really extended stylophone/band hold on that final chord. I fell in love with the band over that song.

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I agree about "My Legendary Girlfriend", when played live the song heads into different territory, kind of like a precursor to that reworked "FEELINGCALLEDLOVE" I mentioned earlier. It's just a shame that it was dropped from the set save for one date on the Forest Tour. I thought that they would have played it as part of the reunion, particularly as they played some of the other (less successful) earlier singles. Oh, and "Back in LA".

I also agree about "Master of the Universe". I still think that with the right budget and production they could have nailed it on record but there's absolutely no denying that a source of energy comes to the fore on the live versions.

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Topic! Saw them four times: '95, '02, and twice in '12. The rarest cuts were Mile End, Happy Endings , OU, Countdown & My Lighthouse. They kept introducing Lipgloss as a rarely played song, but played it at every gig I saw. I think there were several 'premiers' of Mile End during that tour... each of them with 'the producers' in the audience... Still, makes you feel special, dunnit?

Misshapes seemed to have a whole new energy in the reunion, as opposed to earlier recordings I've heard.

Anyway, I loved I SPY as a set opener - extended introduction, sweeeet... but Acrylic Afternoons might pip it.



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Any live version of LIVE BED SHOW, with the extended outro that turns into an almost different song.

Leeds 2000 Feeling called Love. The guitar on the outro is mint. Never repeated.

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Scottbloodyfrazer wrote:

Im not sure if you may have heard one of the demos for Shes A Lady Sturdy - I have a feeling that it was completely reworked for the album sadly, and it took away some of the natural charm of the track. Russell's violin was a huge loss for the studio mix, Cheesy Lady portraid his role perfectly.


Not aware of any demo versions of She's a Lady, unless you mean the Mark Goodier session? Lots of good live versions though.



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I've just thought - Party Hard. That was immense on the '98 tour.

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I really like the Russell free motorik/Neu version of Common People that they started performing as well.

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Separations...
Something special going on there..
And i suppose it's worth mentioning those bits of magic that never made it into a studio..

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Jason wrote:


And i suppose it's worth mentioning those bits of magic that never made it into a studio..


Snow! How many times was that song played?



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I know only of one occasion.
My first wife(2) & Didn't feel a thing i think are worth a mention too...



-- Edited by Jason on Wednesday 6th of March 2019 06:31:34 PM

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Jason wrote:

I know only of one occasion.


Me too. Kind of incredible that we have a recording of it!



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Certainly is, I'm grateful that we do.

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Me too and yes, that "My First Wife" with the loud drumming was great. I'm not sure where it would have fit on "Separations" but I certainly wouldn't have complained if they recorded it and released it as the b-side to "My Legendary Girlfriend"

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Going Back To Find Her is still a fave for me, damn their disposal of it. Imagine Seppy with that, Death I, My First Wife 2...fuck it and Version 1 aswell (it beats the Weeds I/II double whammy, right?) and Rattlesnake...best Pulp album contender.

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We're veering right off the Best Live Songs path here but yes. If nothing else there are a couple of Great Unmade EPs there aren't there. The 1987 songs you mention above (and don't forget Heart Trouble!) and a 1985/6ish one with Didn't Feel a Thing, Nights of Suburbia, Snow, The Day That Never Happened, Heavy Metal. I'd buy it!

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I have always had this thing for Seductive Barry from Glastonbury 98. You really get that 'edging' sensation and then a climax around 7:07. Mark wah-wahing and then it takes flight again. Like it lots.

I also love love LOVE Live Bed Show from V96. Was that on some best of V Festival CD? Can anyone shed a light on the extended lyrics?

I guess both songs have that wall of sound that Pulp could do super well... lets just throw every f**king keyboard and guitar we have into it.

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Being Followed Home at the Hallamshire in 1985. It is arguably one of the best songs on "Freaks" and suffers less from the rushed recording than some of the others but this live version adds a lot more atmosphere. It's a shame there are no other known live recordings of this song.

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cutcopy wrote:

I have always had this thing for Seductive Barry from Glastonbury 98. You really get that 'edging' sensation and then a climax around 7:07. Mark wah-wahing and then it takes flight again. Like it lots.

I also love love LOVE Live Bed Show from V96. Was that on some best of V Festival CD? Can anyone shed a light on the extended lyrics?

I guess both songs have that wall of sound that Pulp could do super well... lets just throw every f**king keyboard and guitar we have into it.


Just had a go at V96:

I said I'd meet her tonight
But I always tried to stay
I was gonna go my way
I was thinking I had to stay
And I was thinking I was only gonna go away, away
And I died outside
But I just can't help feeling that something's wrong
Oh god, I'm leaving tonight
You're coming home but that's alright



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